Monday, October 31, 2005

It's Me, It's Me, It's Me Oh Lord!

AMonster is actually:

Err, no, I'm not Patty Hearst, I'm:

Thanks to Mr Right for letting us have this party at his place. Now he gets to clean up all the empties!

The Monster ... Is Me

Dr. Frankenstein! I didn't expect to see you so soon. Is it time to come in? But I was having so much fun.

Oh, alright then. I guess the cold damp Transylvanian night is not very hospitable. And this makeup could really ruin a man's complexion.

Let's see. A little baby oil. Some cotton wipes. And ...

Voila! It is I, Giacomo, master of Joust The Facts.

Now that you can find your way, don't be strangers. Don't worry, I don't bite ... much.

Come and visit the blog voted "Most likely to never receive an Instalanche." Well, not really. It just seems that way.

Anyway, stop by for a look, and stay awhile if you like.

Many thanks to Mr. Right for hosting, and congratulations on the one year blogiversary. It's been a long time since I've been to a Halloween party that's been this much fun.

The Buzz is...

The "voice" behind the annoying buzzing was me, Anna, at A Rose By Any Other Name Blogs are pretty liberating in themselves, but to blog as someone other than your "regular" blog personna was pretty fun! Hope I didn't "sting" anyone!

Now to Rip off this Very Ugly Mask

Whew! that's better. I'm glad I didn't pick Helen! That would have really been heck.

I am really



....a little longer....

kimsch from Musing Minds

We got Daou'd the other day for this post. Go check some of the comments...

Check the top post "Mainstream" - that Bil guy just takes the cake...

Mr. Right, Mr. Johnson - thank you very much for the party! I really enjoyed it.

Like Kryptonite to Fat Suits...

Glad to have this suit off...

It gets hot in there.

Congrats to Mr. Right on his blogoversary - this was a super idea. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hoped you enjoyed it and also learned a valuable lesson: never let a group of crazy bloggers take over your blog.

I'd like to encourage you, if you've never seen all the grace, class, compassion, sincerity, sanctity, reverance and glory that is File it Under, to go visit very soon...

... and let me know if you found any of that stuff.

I am Hoodlumman and it has been a pleasure being Oliver Willis.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a bit of exercising to do...

But wait there's more! Since Mr. Right gave us full blog plugging rights...

Never heard of the Carnival of Crazy? Never submitted to it? Avast ye!!

Edition 9 submissions due tomorrow. Get crazy!

John Ruberry is the Marathon Pundit

Didn't really have the best disquise. Happy Halloweeen!

Leatherface... Is...

Off with the mask...

I am not really Leatherface.

I am...

Will Franklin.


Fun, classy times. Thanks to Mr. Right for putting this thing together.

That's It, I'm Going For It!

A kinder, gentler Monster, Boris is the one for 2008!

You have nothing to fear, but the Monster himself.

Ask not what the Monster can do for you, ask what you can do for the Monster.

You can unmask Boris now, or you can allow the horror to build, the suspense to turn your pitiful nerves to jelly. Come on, resist, don’t spoil the fun we have planned!

ZZhhhh, Don't Tell...

Please don't tell Dr. Evil. I am a little bit afraid. He and Fat Bastard know each other and you all know that his FB's stench could make a person pass out...can you imagine what that would do to a bee?!

Like Candy Kryptonite

Note to neighborhood kids: NO MORE CANDY LEFT

It's all gone...

... not sure where it went...

... ... no idea really.


Yep - probably stolen...

By Karl Rove and Lewis Libby, no less...

Who is (not actually) Olliver Willis for Halloween? That's a secret...

Caught in the Act?

Why does it look like they were up to something? Something that they shouldn't have been doing and their parents caught them? Eeewww!

Do you know who I am? Here is a hint.

Oh for the love of God

How the hell am I supposed to ghost write a book when all these little turds keep knocking on the door???

I'm outta here. I'm going to put on that dress that Hillary left when she and Blill spent the night.. wait, actually I think it was just Blill. Yeah, that's right, him and those two hookers. Anyway, there has to be someplace that a respectable journalist can go to avoid these little hooligans.

I'm going to a bar.

And Get Stewed!!!

I have the proof!

You're the Smart chances are you'll
survive! :-)
You might get cut up & have some minor injuries,
but you'll be victorious. The Killer better
know NOT to mess with you anymore!

Will you survive a HORROR MOVIE??
brought to you by Quizilla

I can survive you Dr. Evil! You won't be able to get me!

Limey Jerks

The French: what's not to love? They don't bathe, they love socialism, they drink wine when they're pregnant. Most of all, they opposed the evil American "war of liberation" in Iraq against that wonderful soul, Saddam Hussein, may he rest in peace.

Oh, and don't get me started on the way they bury geese in the ground and force feed them until they die. Such delicious food the French have. Rotten cheeses. Livers of tortured ducks and geese. So underrated, French food is. Love it!

They're just awesome, the French. The smell. The politics. Everything.

On the other hand, you have the bloody British. The jerk store called, and they are running out of Britons. Check out just how snooty those British folk are:

Eighty-six percent of people in Britain aged 18 to 30 think the French deserve "a popular negative stereotype," suggests an opinion poll conducted for an Anglo-French art show in London.

That compares to 27 percent of like-aged people in France who felt the British held a negative stereotype of their nation, according to the survey.

Like I said, France rules, England and America drool! The British need to elect George Galloway Prime Minister. That guy just... makes... sense.

Also, while you're at it, check out another drooler's blog. Jerk.

Franken Sense

Well, I've been drinking for the past 28 hours straight. Don't even remember the radio show. Although they told me that I looked great. And my wit, even dulled by 12 year old Scotch is as sharp as never. Ever. Ever I mean. Ment Meant.

Kids are showing up at my doorstep with bags of candy asking for more or they'll trick me. Yeah. I have managed to only beat one of the little twerps. See I have to admire their pluck. Coming to a liberal asking for stuff. Not my job. See your Senator.

The one kid that I smacked around had the audacity to have on a Sean Hannity mask. Left me no choice really.

Suffice it to say this has been a scary Halloween in more ways than one.

Man I miss SNL.

If you want to try to figure out who I am, don't go HERE. I'll only scare you with my profile. Try hanging out in the anteroom of Amazing Dancers. You'll bump into me soon enough.

ALITO: Did You Guys Hear?

Did you guys hear?

Sam Alito... well, he's a Soprano, if you know what I mean. An eye-talian American.

His family is very influential.

He is not one to bet against.

His nomination, unlike Miers' nod, is an offer you can't refuse.

Do I need to lay it out any clearer? According to my well-placed sources in the Democratic Party, Samuel Alito is friendly to the mob. He's mafia, people! There is irrefutable evidence from the DNC that Alito went easy on Italian-American mobsters in 1988, when he failed to secure a conviction.

And, he is the son of an Italian immigrant! Just like in the Godfather Part II!

Coincidence? Hardly.

It's so clear, people!

Bush isn't a neocon puppet, or a puppet of the right-wing American Ayatollahs, he's a mob puppet! And Alito was the choice of the mob!

Don't pay any attention to Chris Matthews' contention otherwise.

Matthews is just a dirty right-wing neocon mobster propagandist, too.


Speaking of neocon mobster propagandists, what is the deal with this guy's fascination with George Bush?

Suicide Mistaken For Halloween Decoration

Did you guys see this?

How morbid, even for me.

Some lady seems to have committed suicide, but people thought she was just a Halloween decoration:

The 42-year-old woman used rope to hang herself across the street from some homes on a moderately busy road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, state police said.

The body, suspended about 15 feet above the ground, could be easily seen from passing vehicles.

State police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Oldham and neighbors said people noticed the body at breakfast time Wednesday but dismissed it as a holiday prank. Authorities were called to the scene more than three hours later.


Dang, even.

I blame Bush and his right-wing cronies.

Like Stupid Corporate Kryptonite

Corporate Friggin' America!

Always keeping the average American down. Always downsizing and outsourcing... always taking away what American's love.

Karl Rove is somehow behind this.



Who is (not actually) Olliver Willis for Halloween? That's a secret...

Apologies For My Tardiness

Hello fellow ghouls and goblins. Sorry I am late. I was out feeling sorry for myself, chainsawing people, charting [ahem] out crimes, and whatnot.

Anywho, let me just say that this is the best Halloween party I've been to in years. I don't get invited to that many, what with the compulsive chainsawing of people and all.

Thanks for throwing this shindig, Mr. Right. Classy [ahem] as always.

Yeah, anyway, down here in Texas [ahem], it's raining cats and dogs. I doubt we'll be getting any trick or treaters with this sort of thunder and lightning. Actually, I got caught in it while riding my bike around town a little bit ago. Wind must've been 40 miles an hour or more, with lightning and sideways drops of rain. I almost fell down and chainsawed myself in half. Man, that would have been a bummer.

So, yeah, if you're not busy, go check out my next victim's blog. He seems like a real unclassy lame-o of a jerk.

Kim 2008

I think he would make a good choice as President of the United States in 2008! (Maybe, just maybe, he'll pick me as his running mate!) {crosses fingers and toes}

Go Jung Il!

A picture of me and my bestest friend.
me and my bestest friend

oohhh - look at those fashion mavens in the photo below!


Ewww, look at them knees! Keep 'em together PLEASE! These two are scary! It must be Halloween for them every day! And he's actually going to come lecture Bush on Islam!

William Ligue, Jr. Famous White Sox fan, checking in

Hello and Happy Halloween. Pretty scary!

Re: HalloWEEN

The Franken-meister!! Welcome, bro...

I see you're here to help smack around these stupid wingers, too. It's easy, man... like shooting tuna-fish sanwiches on rye with potato chips in a barrel!

Keep preaching that truth to power on the air, man! Tell it like it is!

I've got your back, man, so don't sweat it.

And, no, my paycheck didn't bounce - why do you ask?

Who is (not actually) Olliver Willis for Halloween? That's a secret...

Madam Secretary

Miss Rice,

I would have you know that the Madam in Madam Secretary is NOT supposed to allude to the world's second oldest profession. I must say that your choice of attire in the picture below DOES seem to allude to that. For the record I must protest. that your fashion is sooo much better than mine.

Besides I was first!
Madam Secretary


Yeah, Franken here.

I don't have a lot of time so you putzs better listen up and listen up good. Or I'll smack you around like I did Bill O'Reilly.

There's been a lot of talk and back and forth about me and my radio show. That's Air AMERICA! We called it Air America because we want to represent the OTHER half of America. The half that makes sense.

Now I know that sticks in your craw but I'm a political humorist. Sort of a Nutritious Nuts and Twigs guy with a sweet Candy Inside. And I think it's rollicking fun to beat conservatives senseless with my wit (which is grand) and my inescapable liberal logic.

So deal with it.

I know this is horrible to you and strikes fear but hey, it's Halloween. And I live for this stuff.

Wanna tell me how wrong I am?
Wanna cheat like you did at the last election?
And the election before that?

Re: Scary Scalito

Snap back, rethuglicans!

Alito is a horrible pick aimed to reward the religious fringe and Pat Roberson/James Dobson right part of the rethuglican base!!!

As soon as I finish lunch, I'll explain more...

These hotwings are d'lish!!

Who is (not actually) Olliver Willis for Halloween? That's a secret...

Scary Scalito

Appropriately, the liberals are petrified over the Scary Scalito nomination.

"The Senate needs to find out if the man replacing Miers is too radical for the American people," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada.

The boys and ghouls over at DU are apparently fully in the spirit of Halloween, saying "Boo!" with all their might! Check out the appropriately scary painting behind the Alito family.

Curious about my identity? Here's a self-portrait:

Is It My Turn?

Al Gore in 2000!!

John Kerry in 2004!!

I see a trend!! Boris in 2008!!

You can unmask Boris now, or you can allow the horror to build, the suspense to turn your pitiful nerves to jelly. Come on, resist, don’t spoil the fun we have planned!


Thanks for the links!

Mover Mike
A Rose by Any Other Name



I have a question for you Miss Purrfect, you right-wing trickster...!!!

How do you tell your tasty concoction from an actual cat-litter box?!?

Damn you and your republican lies!

Who is (not actually) Olliver Willis for Halloween? That's a secret...

Like Stuck on Stupid Kryptonite...

You Bush-lovers are so stupid! The O-Dub meter says Smirky is in trouble.

What is the O-Dub meter? When Smirk McSmirky's approval ratings get below my body fat percentage, that triggers the O-Dub meter... and the craving for a bag of tortilla chips with queso and guacamole.

I see Shrub has nominated another rich, white racist to the Supreme Court. Now we'll fire up the Obstructometer 3000TM, piloted by Harry Reid and Howard Dean and get this nomination stalled!

The Obstructometer 3000TM is another Soros creation and just another way that we're gonna take back this country!

Now who wants waffles?!??

Who is (not actually) Olliver Willis for Halloween? That's a secret...


Here's a traditional Halloween tasty treat you can dive into, Kitty Litter Cake, made entirely with purrrr-fectly edible ingredients -- trust me ;-)

Or, if you've got a hankerin' for finger food, try these
Freaky Witches' Fingers!
h/t Lorie



All-Time Photo Caption Contest Standings! Are you a CAP-HOG?

Dr. Evil's henchmen are everywhere, but they are easily distracted as usual.

I have managed to find a computer terminal here in his secret volcano island lair. While I am waiting for help to arrive, I will use the time to post something very special!

In honor of our First "Blogiversary" here at The Right Place, I have decided to give you all a running scoreboard for bragging rights in our popular Photo Caption Contests. As of this posting, we have completed 15 contests, most of them unqualified successes!

I have awarded points as follows:

1st Place = 10 pts
2nd Place = 7 pts
3rd Place = 5 pts
4th or 5th Place = 3 pts
6th Place on up or Special Mentions = 1 pt

Tie-breaks are figured on best top scores. A first place finisher beats someone whose highest finish was second place and so-on. If they are still tied, we move on to second best finishes, third best finishes and so-forth.

Keep in mind, the way scores are figured, getting in the top 3 can move you up the list very fast, especially first place finishes! So, wherever you may rank now, even if you haven't yet scored, you are never very far from the upper echelon - so keep on playing!

Photoshops were a tough thing to score. They are time consuming, but they have only been provided thus far by one individual, so there really has been no "competition" as it were. So, in recognition of his fine work, placing 5 photoshops onto our Winners posts thus far, we are simply going to award the man his own place in the spotlight. Our King of the Photoshops...

  • Chris from Lucky Dawg News

  • Now for the Caption Players Hall of Glory (CAP-HOG for short). Point totals are in parentheses. Those with first place finishes are indicated by a "Winner" tag...

  • 1) Rodney Dill from Outside the Beltway (40) (2-Time Winner)

  • 2) Hoodlumman from File It Under... (28) (Winner)

  • 3) Spacemonkey from IMAO and The Flying Spacemonkey Chronicles (27) (Winner)

  • 4) Don (23) (Winner)

  • 5) WG (22)

  • 6) Buckley F. Williams from The Nose on Your Face (20) (Winner)

  • 7) Edward (17) (Winner)

  • 8) D. Carter (16)

  • 9) Maggie (15) (Winner)

  • 10) Windhamite (15)

  • 11) SJJ (14) (Winner)

  • 12) Rob B. from File It Under... (14) (Winner)

  • 13) THIRDWAVEDAVE (14) (Winner)

  • 14) I. Ronnie from Now That's Ironic (14)

  • 15) Bullwinkle from Random Numbers (13)

  • 16) Bill W. (12) (Winner) [The Gil Thorp link? Still a mystery...]

  • 17) Mike from Grendel's Dragon (11) (Winner)

  • 18) Charles Austin from Sine Qua Non Pundit (11) (Winner)

  • 19) Steve O (11)

  • 20) Brainster also at Lifelike Pundits (10) (Winner)

  • 21) Special Ed (10)

  • 22) Will Franklin from WILLisms (10)

  • 23) The Man from GOP and the City (9)

  • 24) Gerry Owen (8)

  • 25) Peter from Catholicism Redux (8)

  • 26 tie) Laurence Simon from This Blog Is Full Of Crap and IMAO (7) [Keep in mind, he's known as a captions ace throughout the blogosphere - and he's only played here once so far!]

  • 26 tie) Sean P (7)

  • 26 tie) The Texas Songbird (7)

  • 29) PK from The Undergrad (6)

  • 30) Evan (6)

  • 31 tie) Axel Kassel (5)

  • 31 tie) Dave (5)

  • 31 tie) Oregano from Cafe Oregano (5)

  • 34) Giacomo from Joust the Facts (5)

  • 35) Dr. Phat Tony (4)

  • 36) MFG (4)

  • 37) V the K from Caption This! (4) [With only two weeks under his belt, he's another serious threat to scale the rankings - fast!]

  • 38) ILikeIke (3)

  • 39 tie) Bill C from Brain Droppings (3)

  • 39 tie) Crimsonfisted from WhatAMaroon (3)

  • 39 tie) Greg Toombs (3)

  • The following players all have 1 point each and are tied for 42nd Place overall. So, who among them is ready to bust out? Only time will tell...

    Darrell from The Southern Conservative
    Emile Zola
    Ferdinand T. Cat from The Conservative Cat
    Gunn Nutt
    John the Trog
    Marathon Pundit
    Mister Snitch!
    Pam from Blogmeister USA and Lifelike Pundits
    And, last but never least, Zsa Zsa, who remains our favorite caption player no matter where she may currently rank!

    To everyone on this list, regardless of where, congratulations - you deserve to take a bow!

    Remember, you can't win if you don't play! Keep up the great caption work, everybody!

    Uh-oh! Someone's coming! I'll be back again as soon as I can!

    [NOTE: Minor correction made to rankings. I originally had posted a 4-way tie for 38th, but upon further review, ILikeIke's 4th Place finish trumps the 5th Place finishes of the other 3.]


    Thanks for the link!


    Sunday, October 30, 2005

    Like Stupid Kryptonite...

    ... Now we can start this party...

    I'll show you all how we do it Rabid Democrat StyleTM! I'm only doing this because someone said there was free catering.

    But I'm also going to use this invite to rub the Miers nomination and Karl Rove indictment down all of your deep-friedchickenhawk Rethuglican racist throats!

    So sit back and let Super Ollie break it down for you - complete with a George Soros funded attitute...

    ... and snack budget. I brought a little to start us off
    • Two dozen donuts, glazed
    • Two dozen donuts, chocolate
    • half-dozen bear claws
    • Doritos
    • Funyuns
    • Fritos with bean and cheese dip
    • Prezels
    • Twinkies
    • Little Debbie Ho Hos
    • Cheetos
    • Beef jerky
    • Whipped Cream
    • Crackers (and I don't mean all of you - SNAP!)
    • Assorted meat and cheese tray
    • More cheeses
    • Cheeze Whiz
    • Twizzlers
    • Goldfish
    Now prepare to be slapped around a bit. I can't wait until the 2006 elections!

    And for breakfast!

    Who is (not actually) Olliver Willis for Halloween? That's a secret...

    I Was Spooked-ed

    Many years ago my husband was serving our country and was in Southeast Asia. A man whose wife had just died asked me to housesit for the winter so he could go home to his home state.

    On New Year's Eve I saw the mailman deliver the mail to the mailbox which was located across the street and I picked up the mail. The next day the boy who took out my trash came in and gave me a letter from my mother-in-law that he said was in the mailbox. I opened the letter and found out my husband's aunt had died. This was very strange because the mail didn't run on New Year's Day, but there was more to come.

    A day or so later I awakened to the sound of the ironing board dropping in the basement which was the normal storage place for it. To get to the basement you had to open a trap door and go down the stairs and since I used the ironing board so much I just stored it above the trap door to the side. As I went to go to the basement and see if the ironing board had dropped I realized it was not down in the basement and observed it was upright in its usual position.

    I happened to call my mother in law that day and found out that at the exact time I heard the noise my husband's other aunt had died. Now I was spooked.

    I had received some cookies from a woman who called herself a witch a couple of weeks before that for Christmas and that's when all these strange things happened. Other things happened but these were the strangest except for when my sister, her boyfriend and my cousin were sitting around in the living room one night just talking.

    My sister was on the sofa with me, my cousin was on a swivel chair next to the sofa and my sister's boyfriend was across the room next to a window which had a record player in front of it. Out of the clear blue sky the drapes came down from the window. I don't mean they fell down, they came down very slowly and the sides were even as though someone were holding them. We all watched in amazed silence as they dropped. When they finally dropped they folded back from the floor over the record player.

    My cousin and my sister's boyfriend fixed the drapes and all three of them left me home alone with a one year old baby. I told my grandmother about this and told her it all started when I got those cookies from the witch I didn't even know. My grandmother told me to give her the cookies because she wasn't afraid.

    A few days after she got the cookies she was fixing her decorations for the house when she heard carolers singing in her front yard. A new snow was falling and although she disliked "The First Noel" that was the song they were singing and it was so beautiful she loved it. She asked my uncle to go check on the carolers but for some reason he wouldn't. The next day she asked everyone if the carolers had come to their houses too and got blank looks. She quit asking and when she looked in her yard where she thought the carolers had been there were no footprints in the fresh snow.

    That's my story and it's true or I wouldn't say this.

    Thespooked is Jeanette. from Oh How I Love Jesus

    Pickup Line Contest

    Good evening, Mr. Phelps. Your mission, if you decide to accept, is to come up with a pickup line for Maureen Dowd. Should she accept your offer, we will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck - I think.

    Photo C/O Drudge

    $680k For A Powder Blue Ford Escort?

    I wonder what he’d pay for a 1976 Pacer?

    "The car will never be driven," said O'Quinn, who said that at least temporarily it will be warehoused with his other cars. "But hopefully, in my life, I'll be able to go back and touch this car and feel the pope's spirit."

    O'Quinn, a personal injury lawyer who made a fortune in a multibillion dollar Texas tobacco settlement, outbid least seven other would-be buyers.

    Mr. O’Quinn made his money by bilking taxpayers and smokers in the tobacco settlement, and by cashing in on perceived problems with silicone breast implants, problems which later proved to be non-existent.

    In an overall consideration of the epidemiological evidence, the committee noted that because there are more than 1.5 million adult women of all ages in the United States with silicone breast implants, some of these women would be expected to develop connective tissue diseases, cancer, neurological diseases, or other systemic complaints or conditions.

    Evidence suggests that such diseases or conditions are no more common in women with breast implants than in women without implants.

    Personal injury law is very profitable. But John Edwards could have told us that.

    In Boris’ opinion, personal injury attorneys should be required to pay cash, three times normal prices, for medical care. Call it “giving something back.”

    You can unmask Boris now, or you can allow the horror to build, the suspense to turn your pitiful nerves to jelly. Come on, resist, don’t spoil the fun we have planned!


    'She lives beyond the grace of God, a wanderer in the outer darkness. She is "vampyr", "nosferatu". These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but instead grow strong and become immortal once infected by another nosferatu. So, my friends we fight not one beast but legions that go on age after age after age, feeding on the blood of the living.'

    Woo-hoo--Lets go Cubs

    Nothing like someone like myself, whether intentionally or not, dropping by to destroy an October celebration.

    Well, Isn't that Special?

    Church Chat Lady This isn't me either...

    To Mr or Miss Bee

    See, I told you she was worser than me!


    Typical Lying, Paleface, Propoganda

    Many people speak with great wonder and joy of this "Halloween/Blogoversary" celebration being held here at The Right Place. But do they know the real story? I think not.

    Let me educate you palefaces. Your precious friends at "The Right Place", like all so-called "bloggers", are nothing but no-good thieves who have once again taken from my people what is rightfully theirs.

    First of all, the word "blog" is derived from the ancient Navajo term "ke-mo-blog-ee", which literally translated means "he who sits at his computer checking his Sitemeter statistics for many moons without ever bothering to eat, bathe or even look at porn."

    I'll bet you didn't know that did you? That's because the white man doesn't want you to know. Do these "bloggers" acknowledge their roots by paying tribute to my people? Don't make me laugh.

    But there's more. I actually created this ke-mo-blog-ee. Except at the time it was called "Teepee Talk With Ward." I brought Mr. Right in about six months after I started to help out. The next thing I knew, his high-powered paleface lawyers took away my site, renamed it and took down all of the pictures of my original paintings.

    So enjoy your little party Right, but you haven't heard the last of Ward Churchill.

    Go ahead, Click Here to commit yet another vile and treacherous act against my people.

    Al Darling....

    ...just between you and me (the readers of this blog will ignore our intimate confab) - What did you know and when did you know it about that little boys and girls club and the money?

    pretty please?

    my lips are sealed!


    State of confusion...

    One bright morning,
    In the middle of the night.
    Two dead boys,
    Got up to fight.

    Back to back,
    They faced each other,
    Drew their swords
    And shot each other.

    A deaf policeman
    Heard the noise,
    And came to shoot
    Those two dead boys.

    If you don't believe
    This tale is true,
    Go ask the blind man.
    He saw it, too.

    Unhappy Halloween you right wing jerks

    Al here.

    Al Franken that is.

    And I'm rather peeved. My life hasn't exactly been a bed of roses lately. I can't seem to find a job and there's no Team Franken to help me out with this.

    I got this gig because Mr. Right felt sorry for me. But, if you think for one nanosecond I'm going to be a nice guy, fuh-gedd-aboutit.

    I'm here to put forth the TRUE liberal philosophy that you just won't hear about from those wimps that run things.

    So get ready.

    And remember, you can stop me anytime by writing letters, emails and calling Saturday Night Live and begging them to bring me back. C'mon I NEED A JOB for crissakes!


    Good Evening. Consider "The Right Place" a haunted castle. Hospitable under normal circumstances, this blog is now under the spell and control of unspeakable evil. And we're just getting started. The good doctor was kind enough to run 50,000 volts through me a few minutes ago, and I feel frisky!

    "The Monster" wills it, so let the fun begin.

    You can unmask Boris now, or you can allow the horror to build, the suspense to turn your pitiful nerves to jelly. Come on, resist, don’t spoil the fun we have planned!

    Helen is worser

    Why would people buy a mask of yours truly for Halloween? I'm not scary. Look, I'm really not. Look at this one: it really is scary! Helen is way worser than I am.
    Glorious MeHorrendous Helen

    Saturday, October 29, 2005

    A Call for Help!

    THIRDWAVEDAVE asked me to pass along this cry for help from blogger Some Soldier's Mom, whose son was wounded in Iraq and who lost several of his buddies to an IED.

    Now it seems that the caravan of subhuman filth led by the infamous Fred Phelps (whom I really hope arrives in Hell as Satan's toilet paper roll) is planning on showing up at one of the funerals to protest. If you are not familiar with Mr. Phelps and his band of imbeciles, they are a cult from Kansas that has been touring the country, disrupting the funerals of American Service Personnel killed in Iraq waving signs about how "God Hates Fags!" and saying how our soldiers are all being killed and cast into Hell as punishment to the United States for its tolerance of homosexuality. Nice folks (for me to poop on)!

    Please follow the link to Some Soldier's Mom and if there is anything you can do to help, please do. Our Servicemen and Servicewomen and their grieving families deserve no less than our full support. God bless.


    Thanks for the links!

    Leslie's Omnibus
    Anna at A Rose by Any Other Name

    "There's Sumptin' Awfuwy Scwewy Going on Awound Here!"

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    The Right Place would like to invite you all to a Halloween masquerade ball in celebration of our First Blogiversary...

    We can't exactly serve punch and pie, but there will be plenty of guests dropping by.

    The fun begins Sunday Night, some time after 6pm EST and runs all day Monday.

    Hmmmm... I wonder who that is beneath the mask??? And who's that over there??? Oh, look, another one!

    Trick or treat...

    "Dangerous Moderation"

    Thomas Sowell has long been at the top of my list of commentators, because he has the rare gift of being able to combine simplicity and erudition in his writings. In the wake of the fallout from the Miers debacle, I knew that Sowell would have something to say about it. He did not disappoint:

    The choice of Harriet Miers to be nominated to the Supreme Court, and her subsequent withdrawal, shows that caution is sometimes the most dangerous policy.

    She was obviously chosen cautiously as a "stealth" nominee -- someone without a paper trail or a judicial record that could ignite controversy -- in hopes of avoiding a confirmation fight that the Senate Republicans had the votes to win, but had neither the unity nor the guts required to make victory certain.

    Harriet Miers was a choice made from political weakness. Now she is gone but the political weakness remains. So celebrations in conservative quarters may be premature.

    Indeed. The fear here is that, especially after the Libby indictment, the Bush Administration will still follow it's penchant of avoiding a fight at all costs. And the Senate Republicans are not likely to grow a spine and ask for a real conservative that would set off their Democratic colleagues.

    If the Republican majority in the Senate cannot bring themselves to act like a majority, they may no longer be a majority if their base of support stops supporting them at the ballot box.

    Republican Senators ignore their base at their own peril. And the base has spoken. Have the good Senators gotten the message?

    UPDATE: Amy White:

    The Republican President wearies, the Republican Congress spends freely but the Republican rank holds firm, and demands the Supreme Court be restrained.

    For this reason, a conservative judicial nominee will win the open seat, one way or the other. Conservatives have demanded George W. Bush reverse himself and by so doing, have declared their independence. They have also put Republican Senators on notice that if they fail to fight for a conservative on the bench, conservatives will fail to fight for them at the ballot box. In case there was any doubt, the Republican Party now understands they do not own conservatives – conservatives own them.

    Trick or Treat!

    Two more days to Halloween
    Two more days to Halloween
    Silver Shamrock!

    Friday, October 28, 2005

    Captions Outrageous! [White on Rice Edition]

    The above photo originally came from Mikhail Metzel at AP, was "enhanced" {snicker} by USA Today and pilfered by me from Michelle Malkin.

    Some weeks you search high and low for a photo worth captioning, other weeks they plop down right in your lap!

    This just seemed too good to pass up - especially the week of Halloween! Have fun!

    This contest will last approximately one week.

    Good luck!


    Oh, Thank Heaven for 7/11 Edition
    Fickle Finger of Fate Edition
    Things Are Looking Up Edition
    Rage in the Cage Edition
    Not So Mellow Fellow in Yellow Edition
    The Beards and the Beads Edition
    Weapons of Mash Destruction Edition
    You're Al I Ever Wanted Edition
    His Cup Runneth Over Edition
    The Eyes Have It Edition
    Jeepers Veepers Edition
    Huggermugger Edition
    Ear's to You Edition
    Heavy Medal Edition
    Village of the Damned Edition


    I not only like to host photo caption contests, I like to play them, too! Be certain to check out the latest contests at these great blogs...

    Random Numbers
    Outside the Beltway, where Mr. Right got honorable mention last week!
    GOP and the City, where Mr. Right was runner-up last week!

    UPDATE 10/31:
    Cheat-Seeking Missiles


    This post is proudly featured in...

    OTB Caption Jam

    Thanks for the links!

    Lucky Dawg News


    UPDATE 11/4:

    This contest is now closed...


    New contest is HERE!

    Thank you all for playing!

    Captions Outrageous! Winners [Village of the Damned Edition]

    Announcing the winners of the fifteenth ever Right Place Photo Caption Contest!

    Thank you to one and all who participated!

    Presenting the top twelve captions for this picture [stolen from Everything Is Wrong]...

    #12: French forces led a heroic attack on a terrorist training camp in Iran today, after an announcement that they could no longer wait on the sidelines while the people who had twice liberated them in the last century bore the expense in both lives and money to keep the rest of world safe.


    #11: Obviously, Cindy Sheehan has forgiven President Bush.

    Rodney Dill

    #10: "Wow! It is so much easier getting here since Ted Stevens had that bridge built."

    V the K

    #9: Daily Variety has just announced that Hollywood plans to make a 9-11 movie in which the bad guys are Islamic Terrorists.

    V the K

    #8: It appears that Rush Limbaugh was absolutely correct when he stated the conditions required to get Harriet Miers confirmed.

    Ferdinand T. Cat

    #7: Tonight on Lifetime, a woman is portrayed in a healthy relationship with a sober, responsible man...

    V the K

    #6: Dan Rather: "Well, I'll be horn-swaggled! Them Bush Guard documents are fake after all!"


    #5: Apparently, scientists haven't quite nailed down this "global warming" theory just yet. Increased funding for 2006 has been requested in light of the latest atmospheric developments.


    #4: Red Sox 2004; White Sox 2005; and in related news....


    #3: [On the phone] "Yo, Beelzebub, this is Satan. You DID pay the gas bill last month, right?"

    D. Carter

    #2: Tiring of hurling hurricanes at the Gulf Coast, Bush turns his attention to more nefarious activities.


    And the winning entry for this Caption Contest...

    #1: Looks like Bill Clinton's gonna get lucky with Hillary tonight!!!


    NOTE: Some of you may have noticed that I used this photo in my White Sox World Series victory post. To be honest, that is the reason I snagged it in the first place, just in case! Using it for the Caption Contest was only an afterthought when someone else went with the picture I had originally planned on using. In retrospect, I'm glad I used this one - the responses were a whole lot of fun! Thank you all for playing!

    Bravo! Bravo!

    Encore! Encore!


    Captions Outrageous! [White on Rice Edition]



    Oh, Thank Heaven for 7/11 Edition
    Fickle Finger of Fate Edition
    Things Are Looking Up Edition
    Rage in the Cage Edition
    Not So Mellow Fellow in Yellow Edition
    The Beards and the Beads Edition
    Weapons of Mash Destruction Edition
    You're Al I Ever Wanted Edition
    His Cup Runneth Over Edition
    The Eyes Have It Edition
    Jeepers Veepers Edition
    Huggermugger Edition
    Ear's to You Edition
    Heavy Medal Edition


    Thanks for the link!



    This just in from MSNBC:

    As the Justice Department announced that the prosecutor in the CIA leak investigation would release documents and hold a press conference Friday, the lawyer for presidential confidant Karl Rove said his client has been told he will not be indicted for now but remains under investigation.

    “The Special Counsel has advised Mr. Rove that he has made no decision about whether or not to bring charges and that Mr. Rove’s status has not changed,” Robert Luskin said in a statement released Friday. “Mr. Rove will continue to cooperate fully with the Special Counsel’s efforts to complete the investigation. We are confident that when the Special Counsel finishes his work, he will conclude that Mr. Rove has done nothing wrong.”

    Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is expected to release some documents in the case around noon ET and then hold a press conference at the Justice Department at 2 p.m. ET.

    The folks at will have to wait a little longer for their dream of Karl Rove being frog-marched out of the White house to come true. Sadly, they might get their wish - the investigation is likely to be extended. So all the Beltway types can spend all their time chasing their tails rather than get something of substance done. People inside the Beltway wonder why the American public doesn't know or care about Plamegate, while the American public wonders why the Beltway crowd doesn't care about the issues - like energy - that the American public cares about.

    50,000 and Counting!


    Another milestone is in the books as The Right Place welcomed its 50,000th visitor at 10:38:37am CDT on Thursday, October 27, 2005! Our magical visitor hailed from Plano, Texas and came to us via the beautiful and talented Lorie Byrd at PoliPundit, who so kindly linked to our Halloween Cavalcade of Horrors! Thanks again, Lorie!

    And thank you to everyone who has visited this blog since it was first created nearly one year ago. Please be sure to drop by on Monday, October 31, as we officially celebrate our First "Blogiversary" on All Hallow's Eve! Just ring the bell and holler out, "Trick or Treat!"

    And, hey! No shaving cream and eggs, please! And put that roll of toilet paper away - I saw that!


    Thanks for the link!

    Hoodlumman at File It Under...

    Thursday, October 27, 2005

    Miers Withdraws

    President Bush:

    Today, I have reluctantly accepted Harriet Miers' decision to withdraw her nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

    I nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court because of her extraordinary legal experience, her character, and her conservative judicial philosophy. Throughout her career, she has gained the respect and admiration of her fellow attorneys. She has earned a reputation for fairness and total integrity. She has been a leader and a pioneer in the American legal profession. She has worked in important positions in state and local government and in the bar. And for the last five years, she has served with distinction and honor in critical positions in the Executive Branch.

    I understand and share her concern, however, about the current state of the Supreme Court confirmation process. It is clear that Senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure at the White House -- disclosures that would undermine a President's ability to receive candid counsel. Harriet Miers' decision demonstrates her deep respect for this essential aspect of the Constitutional separation of powers -- and confirms my deep respect and admiration for her.

    I am grateful for Harriet Miers' friendship and devotion to our country. And I am honored that she will continue to serve our Nation as White House Counsel.

    My responsibility to fill this vacancy remains. I will do so in a timely manner.

    Bottom line: anyone who President Bush nominates will provoke a fight by the Democrats and the interest groups (like that fund them. It's time that the Bush Administration stopped playing defense and nominate conservative judges like Luttig. Doing so will energize the conservative base in advance of next year's midterm elections.

    UPDATE #1: Kimsch of Musing Minds has compiled an impressive list of blogger reaction to the Miers' withdrawal - including a link to this post. Thanks, Kimsch!

    UPDATE #2: Jayson of PoliPundit has opened a thread devoted to possible contenders for the open SCOTUS judgeship. Now watch the President select a candidate who *isn't* on someone's wish list.


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    There were quite literally times in my life when I thought I would never live to see this moment...


    Thank you, God!

    (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

    (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

    Yep! It's official...

    A Brief History of Baseball
    The Frustration Factor
    The Pantheon of Pain
    A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
    AT LAST!!!
    Let's Go Go Go White Sox!


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