Monday, April 27, 2009

maine embarrasses itself...

The good people of Maine have this to answer for:
Do you want to know who to blame for the US not being optimally prepared for an influenza pandemic? Start with Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins[.]
... which is not to absolve the Maine Democrats either. Tom Allen ran a monumentally half-assed campaign against Collins up here last year, and the Maine Dems therefore owe it to the rest of the country to find somebody better suited than nominating a milquetoast like Tom Allen for the Governor's chair next year.

could get interesting...

Obama admin targetting the Blue Dogs?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

then it's *possible*...

Rene Descartes had a lesser-known thought, likely far down the pantheon ladder than, say, from The Cogito, and which is essentially this: If my senses sometimes deceive me, then it's possible they always deceive me.

Which has nothing really to do with my thought on the Cloris Leachman of Congress, Jane Harman, who must've pissed off some Intel bastard, who in turn leaked to the public her being wiretapped making sausages with an Israeli agent... except to say that if the bastard leaked on her, then it's possible s/he will, when the time comes, leak on the other 534 stupid bastards that are also members of Congress, and who almost certainly were thoroughly wiretapped as well.

This could get ugly.

Monday, April 13, 2009

you think you got problems... ?

Say a guy is unemployed, his unemployment having just run out, and here he's earned so little taxable income in the previous year that he doesn't qualify for renewal. He's pushing 50, hasn't gotten laid since sometime during his marriage a million years ago, and, to top it all off, it's Monday - but, y'know, he wakes up, falls outta bed, turns on the box and... finds out it's worse than he thought.

Friday, April 10, 2009

so who knew arizona state was an accredited institution for higher learning... ?

Get a load:
Arizona State University has announced that it will not award an honorary degree to Obama when he gives the school's commencement speech on May. 13.

“Because President Obama’s body of work is yet to come, it’s inappropriate to recognize him at this time,” said University spokeswoman Sharon Keeler, as reported by the ASU State Press.

Keeler said ASU only awards honorary degrees to “someone who’s really outstanding, who has made outstanding contributions in their field."
Well, let's see: community organizer goes on to the Illinois State Legislature goes on to the United States Senate goes on to the Presidency of the United States. Never mind that Ms. Keeler (and evidently everybody in the ASU administration) is beyond stupid, the question ought to be whether anybody who ever received a degree from Arizona State, be it honorary or legit (and all those are now called into question), who's done more vis a vis their respective bodies of work?

Meanwhile, let us imagine we have an honorary ASU degree in one hand, and a genuine Juris Doctorate from Harvard w/Harvard Law Review in the other. Which way, do you think, the scales tip?

ASU, the world sneers at you today!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

so what's the prob... ?

Why wouldn't Obama cooperate with an impending World Court indictment of Bush & Cheney for war crimes? Because if the issue is "political" (i.e., the reason Obama is reluctant to pursue it through the Justice Dept.), then by all means, were a WC indictment to come down on Obama and his in the future, emphasis on "were," then a Republican president could, and should, cooperate just as readily.

Political problem solved!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

mobile shoot...

I'm always amazed by the quality of pictures a cell phone can take when one considers the proper lighting. This orchid was a gift to my mother at yesterday's shin-dig.