Tuesday, September 30, 2008

the original survivor...

Does anybody else get the sense the North Vietnamese did John McCain a big favor by holding him captive for 5-1/2 years? Otherwise he'd've ended up a nobody who may or may not have have had his integrity questioned as an individual, rather than survive the ordeal with a plastic badge of "hero"ism pinned to his chest thus prompting him to pursue a higher profile career where the temptation to sell his soul for the mere placement to the proximity of power's pinnacle, the sad fuck?

And tell me again why surviving the ordeal of captivity and torture makes one a -- quote/unquote -- "hero?"

Saturday, September 27, 2008

another one bites the dust...

Paul Newman: 1925-2008
A committed liberal, Newman openly campaigned for several Democratic Party candidates -- which got him onto Republican president Richard Nixon's famous list of enemies in the 1970s.

"Being on president Nixon's enemies list was the highest single honor I've ever received," Newman said in a 2006 interview. "Who knows who's listening to me now and what government list I'm on?"
Really wished he went ahead with his thought of going up against Lieberlips back in '06. 'Course he wouldnt've finished his first term, but even an empty seat is better'n Ol' Joe Lieberlips.

Loved Newman's movies too. Gonna miss the big lug...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

corporate welfare...

I'm sure I'll have much to add on the goings-on on Wall Street, and let it be said here & now: I'm delighted Congress and the World At-large are now seeing things my way vis a vis CEO pay and such abominations with gossamer handles as "golden parachutes."

Listen, I don't want to engage in anything untoward that may upset a legitimate clean-up of the unregulated collapse of our financial system. After all, I'm a proud American.

I just want to fuck the CEOs over!

Is that so wrong?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

now *that's* accountability... !

I say give this cookie her own Reality TV series:
[The GOP Delegate] met her in the bar of the swank hotel and invited her to his room. Once there, the woman fixed the drinks and told him to get undressed.

And that, the delegate to the Republican National Convention told police, was the last thing he remembered.

When he awoke, the woman was gone, as was more than $120,000 in money, jewelry and other belongings.

The thief's take stunned cops.
And so, for kicks, the cops Tasered the Delegate.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

comforting the comfortable; afflicting the afflicted...

Another compassionate conservative heard from:
Eight years ago, complaints about charging rape victims for medical exams in Wasilla prompted the Alaska Legislature to pass a bill -- signed into law by Knowles -- that banned the practice statewide.

"There was one town in Alaska that was charging victims for this, and that was Wasilla," Knowles said.
Ah Sarah, such a sketch.

Friday, September 05, 2008

par for the course at the RNC...

The very definition: desecration of the flag (with a little "hating the troops" for good measure)...

Update: More at C&L...

just because the conspiracy's a theory doesn't mean it doesn't exist...

Anybody else get the feeling that should McCain/Palin get elected, some religious nuts will work, uhm, religiously to bump off the president?

And they thought Whitey (no, not Bulger) wanted Biden to be prez?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

live-blogging mccain putting us all to sleep...

10:15 - What? They're going with the green background again? There you go: he and/or his people don't learn from their mistakes.

10:17 - Wow! They let a guy in with the sign "McCain votes against vets"! MSNBC shows it; count on that guy getting bludgeoned before the end of the speech.

10:19 - 90-something Mama McCain takes a kiss-blow. And she looks spryer than Mr. 5-1/2-years-in-a-box.

10:21 - To Obama: "You have my respect and my admiration. More unites us than divides us." Okay, Senator -- two points.

10:21 - The background switches to blue. And two points to Cindy who actually doesn't look skanky 2nite. Although Sarah P. still looks like she should be dressed in leather & fishnets and crackin' a whip. Whee!

P.S. Who knew Repubs could spell "U.S.A."?

10:23 - A dark-haired hooker gets escorted (get it?) out of the center. Bring back the band "Hookers & Blow"... !

Update: Just read it somewhere she was Code Pink. Uhm, nevermind!

10:24 - Don't stand on my side, Senator. No need for another bowel obstruction.

10:25 - The Dominatrix (Palin) takes a bow.

10:26 - "She knows who she works for." Right! Karl Rove! Atta go, Senator!

10:27 - "I can't wait until I introduce her to Washington." - Yup! Escort services at Nexus on Capitol Hill. Been there. Done that. Oh, wait! Did I say that out loud!?

10:28 - This speech is par for McCain's course. Unpersuasive.

10:29 - Ridin' a trail to who knows where, luck is his companion, easier to tame. Riverboat, ring your bell. Fairwell, Annabelle! Luck is the lady that he loved the best. Back in New Orleans. Livin' on Jacks & Queens. "Maverick" is the legend of the west.

10:30 - You will know their names. You will know their names. Whatever.

10:31 - OMG! This is such a lame speech! Hahahahah!

10:32 - Aha! David Betray-us! McCain's real soulmate.

10:33 - Bill & Sue Neevy?? WTF?

10:34 - Ever notice when they mention the odd American family by name, they always live in a battleground state? Feh!

10:35 - "... When some Republicans gave into temptation." (But not me -- John McCain -- Noooo!!)

10:36 - Dying to find out if the talking heads lie thru their teeths about "how good this speech was."

10:36 - "We're all God's children. And we're all Americans!" Good t'know.

10:37 - Ooo -- another shot of the Dominatrix.

10:37 - Judges who don't legislate from the bench. Last time a liberal did that was 1971. The four horsemen do that all the time now.

10:39 - Shopping list of things t'do. Sounds like a Dem here, but who's paying attention?

10:40 - Nice tie. Bet Cindy-bags spent $10K on it.

10:42 - "Education is the civil rights issue of this century." Is this not a Dem?

10:42 - Crowd shot: underwhelmed hooters & hollerers, all of whom must be thinking, "Oh Christ! This guy sucks big dogs!"

P.S. The Dominatrix' hooters are the only ones not underwhelming.

10:44 - Oop! The cams caught a yawner.

10:44 - "We're not gonna send money to countries that don't like us very much." Standing Oh! But then this means we get to keep all our money.

10:45 - Drill! Drill! Drill! And a shot of the Dominatrix brings home that point. Mm-hmm!

10:46 - "Hybrid & electric automobiles." Definitely a Dem.

10:46 - Uh oh. The crowd is looking more & more bored.

10:48 - Oh! I just yawned too. Won't be long now.

10:48 - What's this? A black woman in the audience? Doesn't looked pleased, but that could mean just about ANYTHING!!

10:50 - "When I was 5 years old, a car pulled up in front of my house." Right, and Abba kept him company in the Hanoi Hilton.

10:51 - Definitely a nice tie.

10:52 - Definitely a subdued audience. An audience that knows a pig in a poke when they have to listen to one.


10:53 - "Instead of fighting over who gets the credit, lets try sharing it." And the Bushie in the crowd is thinking, "I came to Minne-f'ing-appolis to hear this??"

10:55 - I got shot down over North Vietnam because I'm a total fuck-up, and this is how I found that out.

10:57 - Multiple VFWers in the crowd. Thanks, boys! Now go vote Obama!!

10:58 - "They broke me." And now here I've signed off on breaking others in Guantanimo. After all: Fair's fair, eh?

11:00 - And now the flag GIF on the blue screen in the background hangs limp.

11:02 - Advocating a bigger government? Comfort the afflicted? Champion the rights of the oppressed? Repubs feel betrayed.

11:03 - Fight with me. Fight with me. And if you didn't hear me, fight with me.

11:03 - Stand up. Stand up. Stand up. (No exclaimation points necessary).

11:04 - End of speech. And there you have it, America, the Maverick & the MILF!

Que the balloons!

Update: Josh Marshall's live-blog. Great minds, etc.

dustin pedroia: AL MVP...

I still say he looks like a googly-eyed football.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

ahh, sweet justice... !

Almost certainly, Bush had to cancel his planned speech while Gustav loomed. But the sources say he didn't like the idea and felt pushed. Bush is described by sources as "furious" at McCain for being deprived of his last appearance before his party, which nominated him twice, as a sitting president. He believes he is being treated disrespectfully.
Any day Dubya's feelers get bent is a good day. Now I'd settle for indictment, arrest, trial, punishment... with prejudice!

Now that'd be a good day!

Update: And this is what I get for posting on a piece before I finish reading it: the other shoe -- Hee!
Shuttering the convention for a night was probably inevitable given the hurricane, but to provide a cover-up for scratching Bush and Cheney it became absolutely necessary. But once the hurricane passed, Bush asserted his primacy as president and forced his way back on the schedule to deliver a satellite speech to the convention.

place yer bets... !

Marshall also turns us onto Intrade, where political futures can be parlayed. And it looks like Sarah Palin is a hot trading commodity now.

Personally, I'm convinced McCain can't dump her now. He's already on the hook for looking like a putz in not vetting her properly, and you gotta know the Christianists will support her all the way to the gates of Heaven (or, maybe, that other place) regardless, and will only seek to crucify McCain if he throws her under the bus.

How 'bout that for irony, eh? The straight talker bent over...

quote of the day...

Josh Marshall:
[C]laiming that Palin has 'military command' experience as head of the Alaska National Guard gets you from "straight talker' to 'bullshit artist'.
I might've jumped the track back when I found out Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson were no longer "agents of intolerance."

another one bites the dust...

Walter "Killer" Kowalski:  1927 - 2008

A good Massachusetts boy, same age as my mother; in fact, pretty much the only pro wrestler Mom's ever heard of.

amy goodman arrested at rnc...

After the raids on the hippie houses in Minneapolis, the American Gastapo continues its rampage.