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Friday, August 31, 2007

Who's Obsessed With Gay Sex?

The Larry Craig story broke late Monday night. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - for all three hours of each program - Ratty Rhodes talked about nothing but gay sex in bathroom stalls. That's nine on-air hours of neurotic engrossment of gay sex. For Fat Ed Schultz's program, including today's three hours, he's spent 12 hours on gay sex.

Ratty's show is tape delayed in my market, but there's no doubt in my mind tonight will be another three hours of her undivided attention and absolute engrossment of gay sex.

Who's Obsessed and Fixated - which political party - with the sex lives of other people?


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More Adventures Of When
Liberals Cannibalize Their Own!

The Insane Liberal Clown Posse has another one of their very own Liberals in their target. This is rich, chocolaty, nougaty rich!

From The Hill:

    Rep. Brian Baird’s (D-Wash.) recent conversion on the Iraq war is beginning to affect more than the national dialogue. On Wednesday, liberal group MoveOn.org announced an ad campaign against the congressman in his own district.

    Baird recently returned from a trip to Iraq and reversed his position on a withdrawal timetable, citing military progress in the four-year-old war.

    MoveOn is calling the move a “flip-flop” and says it goes against the views of his constituents.

    The ad does not make specific reference to Baird’s conversion. Instead, it features a soldier who served in Iraq talking about the amount of resistance troops encountered and at the end asks viewers to tell Baird to bring the troops home.

    The soldier in the ad served in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 and describes a scene from that time, long before the current troop increase that Baird has cited as the reason for military progress.

    Baird voted against the war in 2003 and had opposed it until last month. Republicans have been quick to key on his remarks as evidence of progress in Iraq.

    MoveOn disagrees, calling the war “unwinnable.”

    “So far this has been one of the bloodiest summers in Iraq, and voters don’t want to continue down a failed path,” said MoveOn campaigner Nita Chaudhary. “They want representatives who will stand up to President Bush’s reckless policy and bring our troops home.”

    Baird has represented a swing district in southwest Washington since 1998 but has not seen strong challenges in recent years. He has taken more than 60 percent of the vote in each of the last three elections.

Awwwwwwwww, poor little LiberTards at MoveOn, crying, whining, screaming, hissy-fit throwing, petulant, whining little douchebags. "Oh, Dat's So Sad!"

It's funny when the Left cannibalizes their own!


Tom DeLay Makes Matt Lauer
Eat His Words

Kudos to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay for forcing NBC Today host Matt Lauer to confront the media hypocrisy and double standards that the MSM applies to Conservatives but never apply to Liberals: (Emphasis mine)

    LAUER: So I went through a litany there, and maybe I should start by stepping back. We've got two members out of 49 Republican senators in office right now embroiled in controversy. So do we have a party embroiled in scandal or do we have two bad apples?

    DeLay wasted no time in confronting Lauer with his bias.

    DELAY: Well, I hate to say this Matt, but you just showed the problem, the double-standard, and you just participated in it. You listed a whole lot of scandals that involve the Republicans but you didn't mention one Democrat.

    In response, and throughout the ensuing exchange, Lauer clung to the fig leaf of his "bad apple" query.

    LAUER: But you didn't hear me. I also just said do we only have two bad apples or is there a case of an entire party embroiled in scandal?

    DELAY: I think in your premise if you had listed all the Democrats that are having problems right now it would have been different. You see the Democrats re-elect the people with their problems; the Republicans kick them out. If you look at what's going on, it's how you handle it as a party and as a political group.

    And later . . .

    DELAY: The double-standard in the media is amazing. The feeding frenzy, the sharks in the water that's going on right now because of a Republican. Where is the frenzy on Alan Mollohan from West Virginia or William Jefferson from Louisiana?

    LAUER: I think you mentioned William Jefferson. There was an awful lot of coverage of William Jefferson when that story broke, congressman.

    DELAY: Yeah, for just a couple of days and then we went on. In the case of a Republican, believe me I've experienced this, it's day in and day out in the media, and they write this story over and over and over again. We all know the double-standard in the media -- it's amazing.

    LAUER: I'm not going to let it, you know, end with that assumption, congressman, because I clearly don't agree with it, but why don't we just say . . .

    DELAY: You exhibited it, Matt!

    LAUER: You know what, congressman? I think it's unfair. Because I listed a list of problems and then immediately --

    DELAY: All Republicans.

    LAUER: Well we're talking about the Republican party. You just said, I invited you on to talk about the GOP.

    DELAY: Because you don't want to talk about the Democrats.

    LAUER: And I also started, congressman, and then said "is this a misperception that there is a party embroiled in scandal when we may just have two bad apples?" That's exactly how I started my first question.

    DELAY: No, you started the first question by listing a bunch of Republicans and didn't mention one Democrat.

    LAUER: Because we're talking --

    DELAY: About the situation that's going on in Washington today and including both Democrats and Republicans. There are scandals that need to be addressed. Republicans address them, Democrats re-elect them.

Does you ever get tired of carrying water for the Liberals, Matt?


ACLU Perv Pleads Guilty
To Child Pornography

I've been following this story and I don't know how I missed this August 1 item.

From American Daily: (Emphasis mine):

    The former head of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU pled guilty last month in an Alexandria, U.S. District Court to child pornography charges. Despite Charles Rust-Tierney's high profile position and the incredibly vile material he regularly purchased, the mainstream press is as silent about his guilty plea as they were when he was arrested five months ago.

    His plea agreement stated that the images of child pornography he downloaded were of "sadistic or masochistic conduct."

    Rust-Tierney who was president of the Arlington, Va. Little League and also coached football and soccer, confessed that he had received over 850 pornographic images of children as young as four years-old. Police also discovered a six-minute video which depicted small children being sexually brutalized set to music by the band Nine Inch Nails. He ordinarily viewed the disgusting images on a computer located in his 10 year-old son's bedroom.

    The ACLU president used his credit card to buy the material from various child pornography websites on many occasions, for which he paid a total of $420. At some point Rust-Tierney must have been worried that his kiddy porn funds were dwindling, because court documents showed that Rust-Tierney e-mailed a website asking for free access to a video which sold for $100. To his sickening delight, the webmaster complied and sent him a free link to the material.

    Prosecutors have been able to identify more than 30 individual child victims shown in the images collected by Rust-Tierney. The pictures and videos were produced overseas as well as inside the United States.

    Rust-Tierney faces up to 20 years in prison for his crimes. However, in a deal with his attorneys, prosecutors have agreed to ask for a prison sentence of 8 to 10 years.

    In addition to his duties with the ACLU and the Little League, Rust-Tierney worked in the Washington D.C. Public Defender Service. Another frightening bit of information on this monster is that since 1990, he has worked exclusively with mentally ill defendants. It is not a tremendous leap to assume that someone of his character would sexually exploit people with diminished mental abilities, just as he enjoys exploiting children.

    So why has the press chosen to ignore this story?...Could it be because the ACLU often fights for the ability of sexual deviants to exploit and indoctrinate children, and the MSM does not want more Americans to connect the dots on that terribly harmful and perverse organization? The ACLU continues to defend the North American Man Boy Love Association, a group dedicated to grown men raping little boys...However, you can bet the farm that you will never see NBC's Chris Hansen exposing the child predators of the ACLU!

    The one excuse that the liberal press will use for not going after Rust-Tierney and the connection between child molesters and the ACLU, is that Rust-Tierney was not the president of Virginia's chapter at the time of his arrest (His term lasted from 1993-2005.). However, that argument is nullified by the fact that he remained an active member of the group's board of directors, he resigned that position the day he was arrested in February.

    It is obvious that the liberal press is always willing to protect their own, even at the expense of innocent children.

    - Dave Gibson

An ACLU'er - hmmmmm - why, you don't suppose Tierney is also a Democrat and uber Liberal, do you?

Oh, those Good Olde Fashioned Democrat Family Values.

There has to be a very special place in Hell reserved for the likes of Tierney. I hope he travels there soon.

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Larry Craig Should Not Resign

That's right, Senator Larry Craig should not resign. He pled guilty to "disorderly conduct". Wow - there's a wide range of what constitutes "disorderly conduct".

HERE is the audio of the conversation between Senator Craig and the arresting officer. Scroll down and find the sub-heading: "Sen. Craig's police audio released", click on it and listen to it.

The arresting officer just brow-beats Senator Craig in the second half of the tape.

HERE is a transcript of the tape.

Here's what I want to know before any "demand" is made for Senator Craig to resign:

Is the arresting officer gay?

Is the arresting officer connected, in any way, to any Liberal organization that attempts to "out" closeted homosexuals?

How many years of experience does the arresting officer have in doing the type of work he was doing; that of busting those who engage in sex in public?

Finally, despite the answers to the above - after you hear the audio tape - it is sketchy, very very sketchy, a "he said he said" type of exchange; shouldn't Senator Craig get the benefit of doubt here?

This isn't a case of pop singer George Michael cruising for sex or actor Kevin Spacey "walking his dog at 4AM" in a gay park in London.

Listen to the audio - more than once - put yourself in that situation, and ask yourself if there is any ambiguity at all. If you answer yes, the only fair response is to give Craig the benefit of doubt.



Norm Coleman And Other Repubs
Diss On Larry Craig

U.S. Senator from Minnesota Republican RINO Norm Coleman joined the refrain of "Larry Craig must go." You know, I've written in the past that Coleman used to be a Hardcore Liberal and switched political parties - why, I don't know - and he still has Liberal blood oozing in him.

I will not vote to re-elect Coleman next November. It's unfortunate no real Conservative is willing run against him for the Senate seat. I won't vote for Greasy Mike Ciresi or FAILED Liberal Talk Show Host Al "The Idiot and ex-coke head" Franken, but I sure as hell am not voting for Coleman.

Coleman, along with other Republican Senators, is calling for Larry Craig to resign. Rather than fight, like the Democrats do when one of their own gets in hot water, the Republicans are anxious to always, always "take the high moral road" and abandon their fellow colleague. I can't understand this approach, what has it gotten Republicans as a whole? Continued mockery from the Left and losing Congress in the 2006 election.

If Senator Craig had killed someone or left someone to die like Ted Kennedy did - then it would be a different story. If there is any reasonable doubt, and see this post to see why I say this, then before jumping on the bandwagon to show how pure and wholesome Coleman and others claim to be - why not wait for the results of a Senate investigation?

I have to give credit to Senator Chris Dodd, D-CT for saying:

    "We at least ought to hear his [Larry Craig's] side of the story.," said Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, like McCain a presidential contender who spoke on CNN.

Dodd makes more sense than does Coleman. And if you think that's easy for me to write, you are so very wrong.



Betty McCollum Favors Gas Tax Hike

DemocRAT U.S. Congressman Betty McCollum from Minnesota (yep, another Tax and Spend Lib from the Land of 10,000 Lakes Taxes) agrees that gas taxes should be raised to pay for highways, roads and bridges.

    Before revisiting the site of the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, the St. Paul Democrat said, "over the past 20 years, we have not been reinvesting in infrastructure... the way we need to support the common good of our country. The bill's coming due."

    Asked how she would pay that bill, McCollum replied, "I believe we need to look at the gas tax."

    She didn't say how large a gas tax increase she would support...

Gee, Betty, how about A Billlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllion Dollars per gallon of gas, is that enough? Too little?

And what's this "reinvesting" euphemism? Is that code for, "We've taxed you for roads and bridges but instead of spending that money on roads and bridges we diverted those funds and spent much of it on mass transit and refugees so we have to RE-TAX you not only again but at a higher rate"? Yeah - that's what I think she means by "reinvesting".

Betty McCollum is another Bleeding Heart, Tax and Spend Liberal who works tirelessly at importing refugees to Minnesota.

Hey, Betty - how about taking care of our own people first? Oh no, that wouldn't be Liberal, would it?

Betty McCollum is an idiot and a douchebag. Why can't the Republican Party of Minnesota find someone to run against her and knock her saggy ass out of the House of Representatives? Hell, I'll run against her. Let me know, Repub Party.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ed Schultz Attacks Suzanne Craig

I'd like to take this opportunity to briefly thank the fat, drunken, dog-shooting/killing, talking-out-of-his-fat-ass
Ed Schultz for the endless amount of material he provides me.

The following statements were made by Schultz on his program of Wednesday, August 29, 2007, regarding Senator Larry Craig and his wife:

    15 minutes into the opening of his program:
    "Maybe Larry Craig's wife sticks by him because she doesn't want to go out and get a job."

    14 minutes into the second hour of his program:
    "Maybe [Mrs. Craig] goes along with this because she's looking forward to the retirement."

    16 minutes into the third hour of his program:
    "She's a fool to go along with this."

    28 minutes into the third hour:
    "[Mrs. Craig] is an idiot for staying with him. She's dumb."

Nice attack on a woman who is not even in the public eye and never has been, Fat Man. Are you proud of your verbal attack and verbal assault on Mrs. Craig? Is this the only way you can feel like a man?

If Mrs. Craig is a "fool", an "idiot" and is "dumb" for staying married to her husband...then what does that make Hillary Clinton?

You didn't even realize you were completely and absolutely stating the standard that every non-Liberal and independent observer sees and has said about the Clinton marriage, did you Fat Man?

Make sure that when you have Hillary Clinton as a guest on your program again that you ask her if she is a fool, an idiot and dumb for staying married to her Stand By Her Adulterous and Rapist Man. You don't have the balls to ask her that Fat Man, because she'd kick your ass from uptown to downtown and back again.


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The Sissy Wants You To Forsake Your SUV

Yep, The Sissy Prima Donna John Edwards said that the American public needs to give up their SUVs. Heh, The Sissy is such a hypocrite - he doesn't want to give up his SUV, let alone his mansion and beach house. But he wants you and me to make do with less...so much less.

From Ben Smith writing at Politico:

    Speaking to machinists in Florida today, John Edwards said he'd expect Americans to sacrifice their inefficient cars, and specifically to give up their SUVs, AP reports.

    But campaigning turns out to be a pretty high-carbon practice. All the candidates ride around, particularly in Iowa, in big cars — Hillary rode an 18-wheeler; Obama rented an RV; and Edwards, whose convoy is often mini-van centric, had this Cadillac SRX Crossover (15 mpg) beside him in Iowa on his arrival from announcing his candidacy for president in New Orleans, according to his Flickr stream.


    Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz says [the Edwards family buys] carbon offsets for the vehicles, and adds:

    "John Edwards believes that all Americans need to be patriotic about something other than war, and that means conserving at home, at work, and in the cars they drive.

Sissy: Make-up kit?
Other Guy: Check!
Sissy: Hair dye?
Other Guy: Check!
Sissy: Hand held mirror, brushes, combs, hair spray, gel, conditioner?
Other Guy: Check!
Sissy: Carbon offsets, or at least that's what we're telling the great unwashed?
Other Guy: Check!
Sissy: Am I supposed to drive this thing myself?


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Network News AM Programs Favor Dems

To borrow a phrase used by TC, the below is something that even Ron Obvious couldn't miss.

The Media Research Center has documented that network morning news programs have a blatant and obvious agenda in promoting the DemocRAT Party and the DemocRAT presidential candidates. Among the findings:

    Media Research Center analysts reviewed all 517 campaign segments on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s The Early Show and NBC’s Today from January 1 through July 31. Those three broadcast morning shows draw nine times the audience of their cable news competitors, and are geared toward everyday voters, not political junkies. These programs are therefore a prime battleground in each campaign’s quest for positive media attention.

    The results are astonishing:

    * The networks offered nearly twice as much coverage of the Democrats. More than half of all campaign segments (284, or 55%) focused on the Democratic contest, compared with just 152 (29%) devoted to the Republicans. The remaining stories either offered roughly equal discussion of both parties or did not focus on the major parties.

    * All three Democratic frontrunners received more attention than any of the top Republican candidates, with New York Senator Hillary Clinton receiving the most coverage of all.

    * Undeclared liberal candidates such as former Vice President Al Gore and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg received more network TV attention than many of the declared Republican candidates.

    * The network morning shows doled out nearly three times as much airtime (4 hours, 35 minutes) to interviews with the various Democratic campaigns. In contrast, the Republicans received just 1 hour and 44 minutes of interview airtime.

    * In their interviews with the candidates, the network hosts emphasized a liberal agenda. Of the substantive questions that could be categorized as reflecting a political agenda, more than two-thirds (69%) of the questions to Democrats reflected a liberal premise, and more than four-fifths (82%) of the questions to Republicans came from the same perspective.

    * The top Democratic candidates received much more favorable coverage than their GOP counterparts, with Senator Clinton cast as "unbeatable" and Illinois Senator Barack Obama tagged as a "rock star." The most prominent Republican, Arizona Senator John McCain, was portrayed as a loser because of his support for staying the course in Iraq.

    * Not once did network reporters describe Senator Clinton and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards as "liberal," while ABC only once labeled Obama as "liberal." Yet the networks showed no hesitation in attaching the "liberal" label to Republican frontrunner Rudy Giuliani, who was so branded 12 times.

And the Liberal Douchebags call the media the "Republican Owned Media", or simply ROM? What's it like to have your head up your ass and be so removed from reality?

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams, 'Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials,' December 1770; US diplomat & politician (1735 - 1826).


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

PBS - The Propaganda Broadcasting System

I like PBS, it's such a fun target for potshots. Other than the money that is taken from me without my consent to fund PBS, I have never - nor would I ever - voluntarily contribute to PBS. PBS is entirely able to pay for itself, it no longer needs taxpayer support. Not a penny of taxpayer money should go to PBS or National Public Radio.

The following is something I've been meaning to do but never got around to it until now. PBS is anything but objective, its Leftward political slant is no different than the al-Jazeera network.

The program descriptions below are taken verbatim from the weekly television schedule included in the Sunday Minneapolis Red Star North Korean Tribune. Let's see if PBS has an agenda.

    Monday, August 27
    Program: America at a Crossroads
    Description: The Anti-Americans (a hate/love relationship): estrangement between Europeans and Americans; how other countries respond to American culture and society.

    Tuesday, August 28
    Program: Nova
    Description: "Storm That Drowned a City": A minute-by-minute, eyewitness account of hurricane Katrina; why the flood defenses failed.

    Wednesday, August 29
    Program: Masters of the Arctic Ice
    Description: Researchers try to determine how global warming is affecting the Arctic world.

    Program: Emperors of the Ice
    Description: The emperor penguin is the largest diving bird on the planet, and the only species to breed during the Antarctic winter.

    Program: Wide Angle
    Description: "The Dying Fields" - Crop failures, sinking global cotton prices and spiraling debt drive farmers to suicide at the rate of one very eight hours in the Vidarbha region of India.

Global warming, Katrina, Antarctica, penguins, the "hating" of America, global crop failures and so on and so on and so on. In the past few months PBS has also treated us to such programming as the evils of the Nixon Administration, how the U.S. is losing the war on terrorism and multiple episodes on so-called global warming.

Don't even get me started on uber-Liberal Ass-hat Charlie Rose.

And I see Drunky McWine Drinker/DUI'er Bill Moyers is back on a regular gig on PBS even though a year or two ago he claimed he was retiring. I guess that proves my theory that the only time you can really trust that a Liberal is really gone is when they are dead.

Speaking of dead Democrats, stay tuned come September 13 for the First Anniversary celebration of the death of Ann Richards the dead former Governoress of Texas. I'll be interviewing her on what her first year in hell was like.

Never forget, "Every time a Liberal dies an Angel Gets Its Wings!"



Happy Katrina Two Year Anniversary

$114 Billion dollars, courtesy of the taxpayer, has been allocated for New Orleans and very little to show for it. It's time to call New Orleans a loss and move on. We've lost the war of rebuilding New Orleans, it's a bowl under water that cannot be permanently protected from nature.

Of the $114 Billion, one can only imagine how much will be siphoned off due to corruption, graft and cronyism. Come on, this is New Orleans, a city rife with a history of political scandal. It is, and has been, a city governed and ruled by Liberals for decades, therefore one could easily make the mathematical analogy that Liberalism=political corruption and failure, and of course it does.

The tree-hugger in me says, let NO return to the big swamp that nature always intended it to be.

It's time to cut and run from New Orleans...we've "lost".

Swim N Smoke

Another Classic Retro Cigarette Ad:

Lisa Nowak Pleads
Cynthia McKinney Insanity

Diaper girl / astronaut Lisa Nowak enters insanity plea. CNN:

    The defense for former astronaut Lisa Nowak has filed notice that it may claim she was temporarily insane when she accosted a romantic rival and shot pepper spray at her, court documents say.

    Nowak, 44, allegedly stalked Air Force Capt. Colleen Shipman and drove hundreds of miles from Texas to Florida before accosting Shipman at Orlando International Airport in February.

    Her attorneys filed notice of intent to rely on an insanity defense in Florida's Orange County Circuit Court on Monday. It was unsealed Tuesday.

    The court papers lay out a virtual laundry list of mental health diagnoses. Chief among them were obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, insomnia and a brief psychotic disorder.


    Nowak has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted kidnapping with intent to inflict bodily harm, battery and burglary of a vehicle using a weapon. Her trial is to begin next month. If convicted, Nowak could face a sentence of up to life in prison.

    Police have said Nowak wore diapers to avoid stopping during the 900-mile drive from Houston, Texas, to Orlando. She allegedly went to the airport early February 5, donned a wig, glasses, hat and raincoat, and followed Shipman from baggage claim to the parking lot.

This so-called insanity plea on behalf of Nowak is a ruse. How could NASA, with all its redundancy in testing both the physical and mental well-being of astronauts miss her "obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, insomnia and a brief psychotic disorder"? Answer: they didn't, she's not insane. She's crazy - and yes, there is a difference.

Castro Endorses Hillary Clinton
MrsSatan And Hussein Obama

Why, no better Democrat than ailing Commie and Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro has officially endorsed DemocRAT candidates Hillary Clinton MrsSatan as President and Osama Hussein Obama as Vice President.

Via Reuters:

    Aling Cuban leader Fidel Castro is tipping Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and BarackObama to team up and win the U.S. presidential election.


    "The word today is that an apparently unbeatable ticket could be Hillary for president and Obama as her running mate," he wrote in an editorial column on U.S. presidents published on Tuesday by Cuba's Communist Party newspaper, Granma.


    Castro said former President Bill Clinton was "really kind" when he bumped into him and the two men shook hands at a U.N. summit meeting in 2000. He also praised Clinton for sending elite police to "rescue" shipwrecked Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez from the home of his Miami relatives in 2000 to end an international custody battle.

    But even Clinton was forced to bow to Miami politics and tighten the U.S. embargo against Cuba in 1996, using as a "pretext" the shooting down of two small planes used by exile groups to overfly Havana, Castro wrote.

    He said his favorite U.S. president since 1959 was Jimmy Carter, another Democrat, because he was not an "accomplice" to efforts to violently overthrow the Cuban government.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, isn't that "special"? Maybe Fidel, Bubba and Jimmy can have a Menage a trois in the bathroom stall of a men's room somewhere. Heck, invite Barney Frank and Jim McGreevey along too. The more the fairier merrier!

Castro endorsing Hillary and Hussein, and his praises heaped on Bubba and Jim-mah really is all anyone needs to know about these people. If Castro likes them, damn - they have to be bad. But Commies love Commies - what can I say?

Bubba: I am very fond of you too, Fidel, but your breath smells like a goat's ass!
Fidel: Oh, you are so funny Bill. Thank you again for returning Elian Gonzalez back to me.
Bubba: You're welcome. And thanks for all the cigars in return. Reno liked 'em too, although she claims she didn't smoke them.
Fidel: You mean she used them to diddle herself like you did with the cigar and Monica? What a waste of a great cigar.
Bubba: Well, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and other times it's...um...an adult toy.



Olberwiener's Croc Tears For Michael Vick

If there is any doubt in your mind that Keith Olberwiener is the biggest, abject failure of a wet dream, the following should clear up any remaining doubt that you have:

H/T: OlbermannWatch


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bill Clinton Didn't Try Too
Hard To Kill Bin Laden

Once again make sure you thank Bill and Hillary Clinton MrsSatan for their part in enabling terrorism within the United States. Our allies can thank the Clintons as well, for we now find out that the Great Wall of non-communication between the CIA and the FBI under Clinton and the most corrupt Attorney General ever - Mister Janet Reno and Jamie Gorelick - hindered, if not downright prevented, information sharing between the two intelligence agencies.

MSNBC is reporting the following choice items from the failed Clinton Administration. (Emphasis mine):

    A long-suppressed internal CIA report on pre-9/11 failures includes important new information about intelligence community squabbling and government fumbling in the months before the terror attacks.

    An executive summary of the report, prepared by the agency’s inspector general’s office in 2005 and finally released Tuesday under orders from Congress, is unquestionably embarrassing for former agency director George Tenet and many of his top deputies. According to the report’s findings, the CIA under Tenet’s leadership repeatedly blew opportunities to disrupt the Al Qaeda network—and possibly even penetrate the 9/11 plot itself—because of “mismanagement,” a lack of strategic direction and a “systemic breakdown” within the agency’s Counter-Terrorism Center (CTC).

    But some of the fresh details found in the document could also prove awkward for current CIA Director Michael Hayden—the only senior official involved in pre-9/11 events who is still in a leadership role. The report also seemed to raise new questions about former President Clinton’s angry claim to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace last year that he had authorized the CIA to “kill” Osama bin Laden—a directive that the report suggested was more ambiguous and limited than Clinton asserted.

    The report found that U.S. counter-terrorism efforts against Al Qaeda were damaged by a fierce turf battle between the CIA and the National Security Agency (then under Hayden’s leadership) over access to transcripts of intercepted communications picked up by the government’s spy satellites and listening posts. Throughout the late 1990s right up to 9/11, the two U.S. intelligence agencies appear to have sharply feuded over the issue. The NSA eavesdropped on the conversations of top Al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the globe. It then prepared verbatim written transcripts of this raw “signals intelligence” (known as SIGINT in the intel world).

    But Hayden’s NSA apparently wouldn’t share the transcripts with the CIA, which was responsible for tracking Al Qaeda operatives overseas. The NSA’s “unwillingness to share raw SIGINT transcripts with CIA…made it more difficult for CTC [the Counter-Terrorism Center] to perform its mission against Al Qaeda,” the report stated. (The NSA also snubbed the FBI, whose job it was to hunt down terrorist operatives within the United States.)


    Michael Scheuer, former chief of the CIA’s bin Laden unit, sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee complaining that the NSA would only provide his office written “summaries” of the Al Qaeda conversations, which were “much less” useful for operations than the actual transcripts. The NSA repeatedly rebuffed CIA requests to see the transcripts, Scheuer wrote. One senior NSA officer, he claimed, told the agency that the National Security Act of 1947 gave the NSA “control” over the raw signals intelligence and she therefore would not share it with any other branch of the government. “They were stonewalling us,” Scheuer said in an interview Tuesday. “We came back and told Tenet that people were going to die without these things.” A one point, Scheuer told NEWSWEEK, the agency's bin Laden station lost out on a chance to capture a senior Al Qaeda leader visiting Holland because the NSA provided its summaries of SIGINT too late.


    The CIA’s CTC bungled key intelligence about 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, never focusing on reporting that he was sending terrorists to the United States on bin Laden’s behalf, the report stated. And the report lambasts the CTC for failing to share key information about two of the 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, who had been discovered to have entered the United States after being observed by the CIA attending an Al Qaeda summit in January 2000. [Ahem...January 2000...was George Bush in the White House then? - Drake].


    The report also criticized intelligence problems when Bill Clinton was president, detailing political and legal “constraints” agency officials felt in the late 1990s. In September 2006, during a famous encounter with Fox News anchor Wallace, Clinton erupted in anger and waived his finger when asked about whether his administration had done enough to get bin Laden. “What did I do? What did I do?” Clinton said at one point. “I worked hard to try to kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with people to kill him. I got closer to killing him than anybody has gotten since.”

    Clinton appeared to have been referring to a December 1999 Memorandum of Notification (MON) he signed that authorized the CIA to use lethal force to capture, not kill, bin Laden. But the inspector general’s report made it clear that the agency never viewed the order as a license to “kill” bin Laden—one reason it never mounted more effective operations against him. “The restrictions in the authorities given the CIA with respect to bin Laden, while arguably, although ambiguously, relaxed for a period of time in late 1998 and early 1999, limited the range of permissible operations,” the report stated. (Scheuer agreed with the inspector general’s findings on this issue, but said if anything the report was overly diplomatic. “There was never any ambiguity,” he said. “None of those authorities ever allowed us to kill anyone. At least that’s what the CIA lawyers told us.” A spokesman for the former president had no immediate comment.)


    Tenet made clear in a statement issued Tuesday that he was not happy about it. In a contentious two-and-a-half page statement e-mailed to journalists, he disputed many of the inspector general’s findings and vigorously defended his record. “There was in fact a robust plan [to get bin Laden’s terrorists], marked by extraordinary effort and dedication to fighting terrorism, dating back to long before 9/11,” he said. [Sure George, sure... - Drake].


    Nor apparently was Hayden enthusiastic about so much dirty linen being made public. In his own statement e-mailed to reporters, the CIA director said he was releasing the report only because he had to.

The only thing Bill Clinton ever worked hard at doing - in his entire life - is trying to keep his extra-marital affairs and rapes hushed up and to lie, deceive and keep the truth from the American people.


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Larry Craig Next To Be Dragged
Through The Mud By Democrats

Here come the Rabid Lefties, piling their hate on Republican U.S. Senator Larry Craig from Idaho. Allegations say he solicited sex from an undercover police officer in a bathroom stall at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Senator Craig is married and has three children. If he was cheating on his wife with another woman or with another man, isn't this his personal private life of which we have no business concerning ourselves with? Why, that's what the Libs told us about Bubba and Monica. Besides, continuing the Liberal ideology of a sexual "anything goes" attitude, I would imagine that sex in a public bathroom is not only approved and condoned by the Left, but that sex in a public bathroom between adults - according to Liberal mantra - is a wholesome, healthy, decent, proper and beautiful thing; one worthy of marriage!
I'm sure if the Left could, they'd have chapels present in public bathrooms so that marriages could be performed. Maybe the Left can arrange for two men having sex in a bathroom stall to adopt children on the spot.

How often have we heard the Left tell us that the sexual lives and proclivities are someone's
"private life"? This stalwart and principled ideology of the Left is completely ignored and the issue exploited for only political purposes when the accused individual isn't a Card Carrying Member of The Insane Liberal Clown Posse.

Pay close attention to how the Left hypes the Larry Craig story and compare and contrast it to former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey. Protein Queen McGreevey - married with young children - you will recall cheated on his wife by having sex with men at truck stops and gay book stores. My my, such wholesome ideals the Left has for relationships. Who knows, McGreevey probably got his groove on with men in bathroom stalls as well, we just don't yet have proof of it (see, I'm thinking just like a Liberal).

And don't forget the Protein Queen appointed his then-boyfriend to be the head (heh - "head") of New Jersey's Homeland Security. The problem here is the boyfriend lacked any and all qualifications for that position (heh - "position").

The Left is the party obsessed and fixated with the sex lives of other people, especially when those other people aren't Card Carrying Members of The Insane Liberal Clown Posse.

Once again, Hypocrisy Thy Name Is Liberal.


Only Liberals Are Allowed To Be Gay

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Dim Jim Ward "Predicts"
Military Strike On Iran

Uh oh! According to Jowly Jim Ward on Liberal Radio's Stephanie Miller Show - are you ready - "we're" going initiate an attack on Iran over Labor Day Weekend.

Ward is the Triple Chinned-Conspiracy Truther-Tin Foil Hatter who also so very accurately predicted that the U.S. would militarily strike Iran on Good Friday April 6, 2007. When that didn't happen, he predicted we would strike Iran over Memorial Day Weekend this past May. When that didn't happen the new "attack date" became the 4th of July.

Dim Ward: The man with a chin with a chin that is pregnant.

And now...the "new" date for attacking Iran is Labor Day Weekend. When this doesn't happen Jowly Jim won't bother to acknowledge his errors, Liberal never do. Why, we have several more holidays coming up where Jowly will undoubtedly "predict" a brand new and improved "attack Iran" date. Perhaps Columbus Day? Halloween? Veterans' Day? National Coming Out Day? Hanukkah? Christmas? Kwanzaa? New Year's Day?

Jowly also declared that President Bush would declare Martial Law prior to the 2004 presidential election. Did that happen, did Bush declare Martial Law? Are we still under Martial Law? Because if we are I must have missed it.

And Jowly took the opportunity to call Idaho U.S. Senator Larry Craig. "a fairy." See, Liberals can use derogatory and insulting language - some would call it Hate Speech - with abandon because Libs are so righteous, consistent and non-hypocritical in applying the same standards to themselves that they apply to others. If Senator Craig is a "fairy", I wonder what term Jowly Jim uses in private when describing his co-worker Sissy Boy Chris Lavoie, the one with the prepubescent girlish, squealing laugh.



To A Liberal, It's A Corporation To Sue

Another Classic Retro Cigarette Ad.

(Not a whole lot of "diversity" going on in this ad, is there?):

Progress In Iraq=Regress For Democrats

Here's a fine story from BBC:

    Iraqi Shia, Sunni and Kurdish leaders have signed a reconciliation deal, Prime Minister NouriMaliki says.

    The accord was the second step towards rebuilding Iraq's political process, Mr Maliki said, after four Kurdish and Shia parties formed a new alliance.

    A committee formed by the parties had "accomplished some solutions", he said.

    Mr Maliki has been criticised in recent days by US politicians, but the White House hailed Sunday's deal as "an important symbol" of unity in Iraq.

    "We congratulate Iraq's leaders on the important agreement reached today in Baghdad... [and] their commitment to work together for the benefit of all Iraqis," said a statement issued from President George W Bush's Texas ranch.

    'Sense of movement'

    Issues under discussion between Iraqi politicians include holding provincial elections and easing a ban on former Baath party members in the civil service and military.

    After the meeting, Mr Maliki appeared at a news conference alongside Iraqi President JalalTalabani, Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, Shia Vice-President Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Massoud Barzani - president of the Kurdish region.

    But nothing suggests that the rebuilding of a broad-based government is necessarily any closer, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge in Baghdad says.

    Mr Hashemi said he had taken part in the talks as vice-president but did not indicate his Iraqi Islamic Party was about to join the moderate Shia-Kurdish alliance.

    The news conference seemed intended more to give a sense of movement than to convey the substance of significant agreement, our correspondent adds.

    The deal has been pushed by the US as a key step on the path to national reconciliation in Iraq.

    Surge report

    Earlier on Sunday, Mr Maliki hit back at senior US politicians who have called for him to be removed from office, singling out senators Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin.

    He said the Democratic senators were acting as if Iraq was "their property" and that they should "come to their senses" and "respect democracy".

"Iraqi Shia, Sunni and Kurdish leaders have signed a reconciliation deal," - this is huge, huge news. And the Commiecrats are doing their best to prevent any type of political cohesiveness from happening in Iraq.

The Democrats want Iraq to fail for no other reason than their own, selfish political advantage - no other reason.

I'd like the Dems and Insane Liberal Clown Posse out there to tell me in textbook terms, how long does it, or should it take, to establish a democracy? What is the textbook timeline? Of course there is no such thing, no matter how much the Libs would like you to believe that there is.

Maliki is right, the Dems do act as if Iraq is "their property". You see, Mr. Maliki, the Democrats do this with everything - they have a sense of entitlement that knows no bounds, that has no limits. Their chutzpah is one that knows no shame, no embarrassment, no remorse.

Democrats are a disgusting political party that seeks only their own self-empowerment that will enable them to rule by Fascism. Go ahead, click on the link of the definition of fascism, because the definition is exactly how the Democrats want to rule.

Liberals have a lot of guts calling the Bush Administration fascists. Again, this is nothing more than the Democrats and their textbook case of
psychological projection: a defense mechanism in which one attributes to others one’s own unacceptable or unwanted thoughts or/and emotions.



Alberto Gonzales Resigns,
Lefties Celebrate Hollow Victory

United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tendered his resignation to President George W. Bush on Sunday. The resignation is effective as of September 17.

And the Liberals celebrate another Hollow Victory.

The LeftTards must be wetting and soiling themselves with glee over this monumental non-event. This is just another hollow victory the Left pretends is a win. The Left did what they do best, dragging someone through the mud. Lefties must be proud of themselves.

There is nothing Gonzales did as Attorney General to warrant his resignation. Oh, the Left can bring up the firing of eight federal prosecutors, but once again this is a non-issue, another Dog and Pony Show brought to you by the Democrats. The only people upset with the firing of these appointed prosecutors - who they conveniently forget and ignore serve at the will and pleasure of the president - are the LeftTards.

Because they stand for and represent nothing, the only tactic that Democrats have is the politics of personal destruction. Some great Liberal leader, I can't remember who, once said the politics of personal destruction must end. While that was a good sound byte, those words served only as camouflage for the Lefties to continue down their path of doing nothing but personally attacking those who disagree with them. Personally attacking the political opposition is the only thing in which Democrats excel, well, other than Taxing and Spending.

Now Mr. Janet Reno - now there's someone who, in the minds of these same Liberals that seethe and hate Gonzales and who are frothing at the mouth with Bush Derangement Syndrome - she was a great AG according to the Lefties.

She sure knew how to butcher over 70 (some sources cite over 80) American citizens - 20 of them children - down there in Waco, Texas at that Branch Davidian Church. Of course, when you have a U.S. Military General helping you kill your own people it helps move things along. No - not a peep from the Lefties when Bill Clinton suspends Posse Comitatus.

Oh, and that little problem of illegal immigration from Mexico? Mr. Reno and Bubba let all that slide too. But they sure made it a point to deport a 6-year old Cuban boy who posed no threat to anyone. Just boot all that Castro-Commie-Oppressive Regime stuff out the door and make an example out of Elian Gonzalez.

Democrats are unable to debate any issue with logic, facts, history or, most importantly, the truth. Therefore, they resort to attacking the person. One could almost - almost - feel sorry for such a sad group of individuals, except that they are such a cluster of unrelenting Hatemongers. Visit almost any Liberal blogger or Lefty web site and the Hate of the Dems is in full force, full display. Visit any Liberal blogger and add a comment to their discussion, a comment using facts that shoots holes in their beliefs, and you will be met with the most vicious personal attacks beyond your wildest imagination.

Why, the Lefties even end up hating their own and this is why their manifested hatred is such fun as a spectator sport. They end up hating Democrat Senators like Joe Lieberman and Zell Miller. "They're not Left enought," cry the Liberal Hatemongers.

DailyKooKs kicks Cindy Sheehan out of their clubhouse because she dares challenge Darling of The Left Nanny Pelosi's congressional seat.

The Dems - 99.9% of them - are petulant, tantrum-throwing, spoiled children who screech like a tortured banshee when they don't get their way.

It's funny when Democrats and Liberals whine and cry. It's sad when they're elected to office.


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Monday, August 27, 2007

Owen Wilson's Unconvincing
Portrayal Of A Suicide Victim

Owen Wilson's lackluster and unconvincing performance as a real life suicide reached an abrupt halt when he unfortunately lived through the actions of taking his own life. This is just another in a long line of disappointing, bland, lifeless and unenthusiastic performances by Wilson in his career as a thespian.

Unfortunately...Owen Wilson lives, at least for the time being.

Wilson unsuccessfully attempted suicide on Sunday. SlashFilm.com (heh, SlashFilm...):

    The National Enquirer and Star magazine are exclusively reporting that Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide on Sunday and has now been transported to St. John’s hospital in Santa Monica. Police and ambulance responded to a 911 call from Wilson’s house in Los Angeles on Sunday early afternoon.


    A family member discovered the star and made the call. Sources tell the magazines that Wilson sliced his left wrists and took an indeterminate amount of pills. The Enquirer says that Wilson’s wrist was stitched and bandaged at the hospital, and that Wilson would “be detoxed.”

Wilson is asking for private time to "heal". NZHerald:

    "I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," Wilson, 38, said in a statement.

It is indeed sad that Mr. Wilson didn't accomplish this feat. It is unfortunate that he didn't make some sort of murder-suicide pact with his untalented brother Luke to forever free the world from their atrocious acting.

Wilson's cowardly act of failing to finalize what could have been his greatest performance is a real tragedy.

Left/Right: Owen Wilson and brother Luke. I wonder...do you think both of those noses have hoovered up their share of blow?

Undoubtedly there exists hundreds, maybe thousands, of wannabe actors in Los Angeles who are waiting tables waiting for their big break into acting. Any one of these waiters likely possess far more acting skills and ability than does Wilson.

I want to help you Owen. When suicide crosses your mind again, and it probably will, and you want to act on it, you need to obtain a gun, preferably a shotgun and use it to blow your brains out. If you can take your brother Luke with you, then it's all the better. And...you're welcome.


Holy Matzah Balls, Batman!
A School Teaching Hebrew?

Why, what kind of sick, twisted, xenophobic double standard do we have here, let alone a conflict between State and Religion?

From AJN News:

    Less than 48 hours after classes began at the nation's only Jewish-oriented charter school, officials in Broward County, Florida, issued a command of their own: Thou shalt not teach Hebrew, at least for the time being.

    The Ben Gamla Charter School ignored the ruling for one day, then decided to cooperate with the Broward County School Board even though Ben Gamla's founder, former Democratic congressman Peter Deutsch, said his school was operating strictly by the book.

    "I had to literally run around school yesterday telling the Hebrew teachers not to teach Hebrew," said Deutsch.

    He insisted that there's a great deal of confusion over what is being allowed and what's not.

    "The school board says we don't have a contract at this point in time. We say we not only have a contract that allows us to teach Hebrew, but a contract that obligates us to teach Hebrew."

    Nevertheless, Deutsch said that he and the superintendent of schools, James Notter, want exactly the same thing: a Hebrew-English curriculum with no religious content.

    "It can't be religious that would be unconstitutional," said Deutsch.

    By definition, charter schools are publicly financed elementary or secondary schools that are managed privately, with minimal input from local school boards, and whose innovative teaching methods are expected to produce higher academic results.

    Ben Gamla's supporters were told months ago that the school would be forbidden from teaching Torah or prayer its original proposal was soundly rejected by school board members on the grounds that overt Jewish symbolism would be involved.

    But the teaching of Hebrew as a foreign language was far less controversial and never emerged as a bone of contention until now.

    Keith Bromery, spokesman for the school board, said it's possible Hebrew-language instruction may resume on September 11, following the board's next meeting.

    "We're not saying they can never teach Hebrew again. It's just a temporary suspension," he said.

    "We want to bend over backwards to make sure there isn't any proselytising going on, other than casual references to religion. We are ultimately responsible for insuring there's separation of church and state."

Oh God Allah no! We can't have proselytising going on. Unless, of course, it was for a better understanding of Islam and Muslims. Then it would be okay.

From Jewish Journal:

    Margaret Schorr, a marketing and public relations consultant, wanted her 5-year-old daughter, Hannah, to learn Hebrew, but she wasn't willing to pay the $8,000 to $13,000 annual tuition that Jewish day schools in south Florida typically charge for kindergarten.

    For attorney David Barnett, price wasn't the issue -- he wanted his daughter in a more diverse environment.

    Both families are set to take advantage of a groundbreaking option: the nation's first Jewish-oriented charter school.

    When the school year starts Aug. 20, Schorr's daughter and Barnett's daughter will be among the 430 or so students attending the new Ben Gamla Charter School in Hollywood, Fla. The taxpayer-funded institution says it will offer two hours of instruction a day in Jewish-related topics but not religion.

    Not a single class has been taught, but the school is generating controversy among the estimated 240,000 Jews living in Broward County, which also has one of the nation's largest concentrations of Israelis.


    Some critics, on the other hand, worry that the school's main contribution will be to serve as a road map for religious communities seeking to lower the wall separating church and state.

    "In other countries, we Jews were forced to support religious institutions of the dominant religions," said Rabbi Allan Tuffs of Temple Beth El, a Reform congregation in Hollywood. "The Jewish community has succeeded in America, largely thanks to the principle of separation of church and state."

    "But with charter schools like Ben Gamla, we are opening the door for public money to be used to support all sorts of religious ideologies across America," Tuffs warned. "What will we say to the imam down the street who says he wants to teach Arabic within an Islamic cultural setting? Or the fundamentalist Christian group that wants to start a school to teach Christian culture?"

    By definition, charter schools are publicly financed elementary or secondary schools that are managed privately, with minimal input from local school boards, and whose innovative teaching methods are expected to produce higher academic results.

Hebrew is a language as is Latin is a language as is Arabic is a language as is Spanish is a language. Can a language be taught without religious overtones mixed in? Of course it can.

While it's perfectly fine for the Left to construct prayer rooms and foot baths for Muslims - I don't know any Jews or Christians who need foot baths - hot damn, the Left cannot and will not allow "them Jews" to teach the Hebrew language. This is because those who are all riled up over this know they don't have to worry about their heads being chopped off by those who disagree with them.


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Cigarettes via Living Room Delivery. A Classic Retro Ad:

Garrison Keillor Did Not Write This

Just to clear up any misunderstanding, the following is not written by Garrison Gary Keillor.

Although it could be.

By Karrison Geillor, The Moldy Scout

It was around the time that I instructed my Current Chef to fire up the grill for my dinner - some New York Strips stuffed with baby duck, baby potatoes and baby peas ready to be washed down with a classic, aged Merlot - that I sensed some degree of indignation from him. I gently reminded him that I am his Current Employer and with one phone call to Immigration he could well be on his involuntary way back to Bagoganeekistan. He made his way to the patio performing the culinary skills that I require of him while implicitly acknowledging that I am his Exalted Potentate.

With my current editions of Harper's, The New Yorker, Le Monde diplomatique and Teen Beat in hand, I made my way to the Current Masseuse who is in my employ. As I flipped through the pages of my varied reading material, she melted and kneaded away the knots in my neck and upper back, the knots that so frequently form as side effects from all of my internal rage and hatred for those of political and societal discourse that differs even slightly from mine.

My magazines fell from the massage table to the floor as the Current Masseuse exerted her reflexology into my old, aging, flabby, pasty-white and wrinkled body. My momentary state of pleasure, just as I found myself beginning to drool, was interrupted. "Meesta Garry, Meesta Garry, man for you at door." Good help is hard to find these days, that is, economical - nee, cheap - good help is hard to find. Try as I might, I am unable to elicit better grammar from Mruthawaganeesh the Current Houseboy. His real name is supposedly Hector Gonzalez, but I figure since I purchased him some twenty years ago, when he was only 8-years old, I can pretty much name and call him what I want. Proper English escapes him despite my years of instructing and teaching him. Some are meant to rise no higher than those of menial and domestic servitude who attend the needs of people like me and this is a good thing.

"Meesta Gary, man at door," he repeated. I dismiss the Current Masseuse, I think her birth name is Yomiko, but I refer to her as Tokyo Rose in my social circles. Doing so is always good for a chuckle or an icebreaker prior to an academic and cerebral conversation about the Egyptian Pharaoh Cheops. I slipped into my imported, all silk, Italian robe, Mruthawaganeesh ahead of me on the way to the man at the door. "Man at door Meesta Gary," - yes, yes, I know, man at door - "we hurry."

At the door was Pablo the PBS Courier holding a large, cardboard envelope. "For you Meester Geeleeyorr, you sign," he said, holding up the little electronic signature machine that acknowledges that I received the communique. It was a hot and humid day, but when Pablo asked if he could have a glass of water because he was thirsty, I told him we were fresh out and closed the door in his face. I know darn well he earns above the minimum wage. He can afford bottled water.

I instructed the Current Houseboy to bring a mint julep - light on the mint - to me in my study. At my desk, I retrieved the gold-plated, diamond encrusted letter opener given to me by film director Robert Altman three days before he died. "Use this to open all your letters," he said. Those were his last words to me. The mint julep was delivered by the CH all too heavy on the mint...yet again. I berated him and caned the flesh of his bare back until the lacerations bled heavily into the white carpet fibers. "Now clean up that blood," I barked.

I recognized the Public Television logo, of course, and I suspected I knew what was in the envelope without even opening it. But for someone like me who so identifies with Nero, some of the best and simplest joys come from the hard work of others while I reap the rewards. I opened the envelope, reached in and grabbed the contents.

"Meesta Gary," sobbed the CH, appearing in the doorway, "Chef say deeener ready." I dismissed him away with a waive. Inside the envelope was yet another check, made payable to me. I finished my julep and endorsed the check "For Deposit Only". Life is good thanks to the Taxpayers, or as I like to call them, the Current Gravy Train On Which I Ride. Who will be my Gravy Train of The Future?


H/T: S.T. Miller for Contributing


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sarkozy Physique Photoshopped

Had it not been for the headlines, I'll bet many people would have skipped over, completely oblivious of, the slight image enhancement of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Telegraph:

    A magazine owned by a millionaire friend of Nicolas Sarkozy doctored a photograph of the French president to remove his "love handles", it has been claimed.

    Paris Match, the celebrity weekly owned by the media mogul Arnaud Lagardere, was said to have applied a computer air brush to the image of Mr Sarkozy to get rid of the unsightly bulges of fat around his waist.

Pictured rowing a boat in two separate but similar pictures - "before" and "after" versions - it is alleged that Sarcozy's physique was subtly and skillfully manipulated to make him appear more slender and fit than he really is.

The image's telltale manipulation is so imperceptible, it takes white circles to indicate the area of the negligible alterations:


Hillary MrsSatan Upsets Lefty Pacifists

From The Washington Post, (that would be not FOX News for you Liberals):

    On the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidates have been pointing to the absence of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 2001 as proof that the Bush Administration and GOP are following the right course in fighting terrorism.

    But now comes another candidate to declare that if there were, god forbid, another attack prior to the 2008 election, that would also help the Republicans. The speaker? Hillary Clinton, who used that presumption to make a case for herself as the Democratic nominee.

    Addressing voters in Concord, N.H. yesterday, Clinton said her experience would help her "handle things I have no control over" in the general election. "It's a horrible prospect to ask yourself 'What if? What if?,' " she went on. "But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world. So I think I'm the best of the Democrats to deal with that as well."

    Her comments sparked outrage on left-leaning blogs, where critics accused her of conceding a key Republican talking point without a fight and blithely accepting a Karl Rove-like framing of the terrorism debate. A Democratic candidate, bloggers argued, should be able to confidently make the case that another terror attack might suggest mistakes in the Bush and GOP approach to fighting terrorism, instead of just accepting the assumption that any threat to national security causes voters to run to Republicans.

Another of an ongoing series of Democrats eating their own! Such an enjoyable spectator sport, I must say!


Congress Popularity Plummets

Only 18% of the American public is satisfied with the way Congress is doing its job, according to the most recent Gallup Poll:

    A new Gallup Poll finds Congress' approval rating the lowest it has been since Gallup first tracked public opinion of Congress with this measure in 1974. Just 18% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 76% disapprove, according to the August 13-16, 2007, Gallup Poll.

    That 18% job approval rating matches the low recorded in March 1992, when a check-bouncing scandal was one of several scandals besetting Congress, leading many states to pass term limits measures for U.S. representatives (which the Supreme Court later declared unconstitutional). Congress had a similarly low 19% approval rating during the energy crisis in the summer of 1979.

    Americans' evaluations of the job Congress is doing are usually not that positive -- the vast majority of historical approval ratings have been below 50%. The high point was 84% approval one month after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, when Americans rallied behind the federal government. Since then, Congress' approval ratings have generally exhibited the same downward trajectory seen in those for President George W. Bush. Currently, 32% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing as president, a far cry from the record-high 90% he received in September 2001. Bush's current job approval rating is just three percentage points above his lowest.

How Low Can Congress Go?
How Low Can Congress Go?
How Low, How Low,
How Low Can Congress Go?



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