Saturday, April 01, 2006

Family Values and Secret Desires 

Josh Marshall does a little more poking aroung on truth-challenged wingnut (that may be redundant) Congressional candidate Haward Kaloogian's campaign website, and finds a link to this beauty who likes to hold her boobs breasts while reclining in a somewhat suggestive pose.

That's the great thing about the Family Values crowd. Their secret desires are just a couple of clicks away. Of course, those desires usually take a back seed to their lust for power and greed. No wonder they are so confused about sex.


Friday, March 31, 2006

Thousands of Mistakes in Iraq 

Via Georgia10 at Daily Kos:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted today that the Bush administration has made "thousands" of tactical errors in Iraq . . .
She didn't mention whether President Bush had said anything like, "It's all my fault. If I weren't dumber than dog shit, none of this would have happened."


The Perils of Dating a Republican 

After you dump her for that cute waitress, she just might have a chat with the federal prosecutor and talk about your unexplained income.


US Military Seeking Asylum in Canada 

Or as Susie says, Deja vu all over again.

Via Pacific Views:
Hundreds of deserters from the US armed forces have crossed into Canada and are now seeking political refugee status there, arguing that violations of the rules of war in Iraq by the US entitle them to asylum.
Drink Canada Dry!


Thursday, March 30, 2006

Boycott the Bahamas 

Via SF Gate:
A Bahamian government board's decision to ban the movie "Brokeback Mountain" has prompted charges of discrimination and censorship in the island chain.


Cohen finally gets it 

After years of defending the Bushistas on the issue of the Iraq War, WaPo columnist Richard Cohen finally puts down the kool-aide.
There remains, though, the little matter of what was in Bush's gut -- not his head, mind you, but that elusive place where emotion resides. It was there, in the moments after 9/11, that Bush truly decided on war, maybe because Saddam had once tried to kill George H.W. Bush, maybe because the neocons had convinced him that a brief war in Iraq would have long-term salutary consequences for the entire Middle East, maybe because he could not abide the thought that a monster like Saddam might die in his sleep -- and maybe because he heard destiny calling.

Whatever Bush's specific reason or reasons, the one thing that's so far missing from the record is proof of him looking for a genuine way out of war instead of looking for a way to get it started. Bush wanted war. He just didn't want the war he got.
No report yet on exactly what is in Bush's head. That continues to remain a mystery.

UPDATE - Friday morning: Greg Mitchell at Editor & Publisher reminds us that, back in the bad old days,
Cohen wrote that "only a fool" could doubt the president and the need for war.
Apparently Cohen was against being a fool before he was for it.

Hat tip to Duncan for the link.


This'll make the problem go away. Right. 

Army bans use of privately bought armor.


Republican Lite 

Via Kos:
Joe Lieberman, George Bush's favorite Democrat, hates being called "Republican Lite".
Lieberman: This is one of the big lies that the people against me are spreading and I'm not going to let them get away with it.
Okay Joe. How about we call you Republican Dim Light? Feel better now?


War on Christians is Real 

Compared to what?

In a letter in Thursday's USAToday, VisionAmerica mullah Rick Scarborough gives examples of warfare against Christianity. They consist of a film that supposes a religious totalitarian regime in a future America, and an ad in the NY Times suggesting that America is moving closer to a theocracy.

What a man Mullah Scarborough must be, to tremble in the face of such brutal combat. What a twit.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More Christians Under Attack 

This time in Georgia.


Personal Responsibility 

It's an article of faith within the "Conservative" movement.

Unless you're a wingnut running for Congress. Then you find somebody to blame, and you do it as fast as you can.


Send John some Love 

I was singing one of his songs just the other day (I still have the Power LP somewhere -- after 4 moves in the past year, I've lost track of my albums. I'm sure they're in a moving box somewhere in the garage.)

Then, the next morning, I see an ad at Daily Kos. John Hall is running for Congress. Send him some love.


Maybe Homeland Security 

has the fire prevention mission at IRS Headquarters.


Lincoln on Immigration Reform 

He knew a thing or two about it.

Via Mark Kleiman:
As Lincoln said in rejecting the Know-Nothings (or, as they called themselves, the "American Party") and its doctrine of reduced immigration from Ireland, tightened rules for naturalization, and denial of voting rights to non-citizens:
Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "All men are created equal." We now practically read it "All men are created equal, except Negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "All are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
Read the whole thing.


Last Wingnuts Standing 

"We're now down to the final four. Not college basketball. The number of people who still think President Bush is doing a good job."
---Jay Leno
Bill has more in the Late Night Snark at Daily Kos. Go get your hump day chuckles.


What Homeland Security Really Does 

USA Today notes that people at all levels of the agency are leaving faster than quality replacements can be recruited.

That may explain why they seem fixated on really stupid stuff like intercepting less expensive drugs coming in to the US from Canada.

Your tax dollars, hard at work.


DeLay a Victim in War on Christians 

You can't make this stuff up. Dana Millbank in Wednesday's WaPo:
There are those who would say Tom DeLay lost his job as House majority leader because he was indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of money laundering and conspiracy, or because of his extensive ties to lawbreaking lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But they would be wrong.

In fact, the Texas Republican fell from power because he is a Christian.

That, at least, is the view of Rick Scarborough, convener of a conference this week called "The War on Christians."
Only a true dirt bag would try to hide his greed and lust for power, not to mention fraud, behind the robe of religion. And people wonder why Christianity is getting such a bad rap.

But let's face it. It's all about the money. As Millbank notes:
This would seem to be an odd time to declare Christianity under siege. A Christian conservative president has just nominated two Supreme Court justices who take an expansive view of religious rights, and religious conservatives are ascendant in a Republican Party that controls both chambers of Congress.

But, as Scarborough knows, believers will be more motivated to go to the polls in November (and to contribute money to his group) if they feel threatened. And so his forum offered all sorts of books and pamphlets proclaiming dire warnings: "The Criminalization of Christianity," "Liberalism Kills Kids" and "Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk."
Bad crazies.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Did Kyl commit fraud and perjury? 

Kinda looks like it.

Spank him.

Senator Jon Kyl
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