Congress passed a recent law that stated it was important that whomever gets put into the job administering FEMA had better know what the hell he was doing. To wit: (Courtesy of ThinkProgress) Sounds great, right? Nope, says Bush. I disagree, so I’m going to ignore you. From the signing statement : Section 503(c)(2) vestsRead More
Sometimes it’s easy to forget what it’s like having someone in power that can actually make an intelligent, reasoned argument. Someone who makes informed, intelligent decisions, and thinks before acting, as opposed to acting, then justifying. Chris Wallace interviewed Bill Clinton on Fox News recently, and tried, as Fox will do, to spin the conversationRead More
Think the US is in better shape than it was 5 years ago? Think that the 9/11 commission actually answered any questions or was an impartial inquiry? Really think that President “It’s a criminal act. NOWAIT! It’s a WAR! YEAH! Get the tanks out!” Bush has done ANYTHING to help the US in the lastRead More
Not sure where I first found this link, but: “Hey, listen. I’m a veteran. This is a V.A. facility. I’m sitting here not talking to anybody, having a cup of coffee. I’m not protesting and you can’t kick me out.” “You’ll either go or we’ll arrest you,” Adkins threatened. Smacks of the whole “Free SpeechRead More
Welcome to Massachusetts Originally uploaded by eidolon. Caught sight of this particular bit of lovely political expression on the way to the supermarket this evening. It’s somewhat hard to read, but the bumper sticker says “Marriage: One Man, One Woman” with a url to StopLiberalJudges.com. A charming site, really. Probably the most amusing bit ofRead More
There’s no secret I’m one of those pinko lefty anti-bushies. No question there. I see Bush and his cronies as a wave of darkness engulfing the US political system, tainting not only our own lives, but affecting the world with their ideological ultra-conservative mores. So I’ve been following Al Gores An Inconvenient truth with interest.Read More
… there’s no reason to hold back now. I’ve avoided political discussion for a while, mostly because the world pretty much knows how awful Bush is, and commenting on it just makes me angrier. But this article from the Boston Globe has to be read by anyone who thinks that Bush is still acting inRead More
As announced via the Washington Post : Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), a primary architect of the House Republican majority who became one of the most powerful and feared leaders in Washington, told House allies last night he will step down from the House rather than face a reelection fight that appears increasingly unwinnable. Okay, everyoneRead More
Just have to share this one. According to the Washington Post, A tape has surfaced documenting FEMA officials warning Bush directly that this storm could very well be “the big one”. The one to break the levees, destroy the superdome, wreck the city. Bush’s response? “We are fully prepared”. Without a doubt, the tape providesRead More
Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal roundup of the late night comedy commentary: Jon Stewart: “I’m joined now by our own vice-presidential firearms mishap analyst, Rob Corddry. Rob, obviously a very unfortunate situation. How is the vice president handling it? Rob Corddry: “Jon, tonight the vice president is standing by his decision to shoot HarryRead More
There is an outstanding roundup and summary of the details and issues surrounding the backlash against Denmark following the publication of some cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed in an unflattering light. As should come as a surprise to no one, the situation is filled with inaccuracies, lies, and misinformation on all fronts, but primarily inRead More
Barb pointed me to this image available on T-shirts from Prickwear.com. This site appears to be even more directly and unabashedly offensive than Tshirthell.com, which I have to admit has some pretty funny stuff on it. Anyway, this is available on a tshirt I wonder if I could get Cafepress to make a bumpersticker, somethingRead More
OkCupid hosts another good ‘where are you on the political / social spectrum’ quiz here. I took it, and came out, unsurprisingly: You are a SOCIAL LIBERAL (76% permissive) You are an Economic Liberal (21% permissive) You are best described as a: Socialist Shocking. The entire results (With splufty display graphs showing how I showRead More
Apparently the extremely liberal and well spoken host of Prairie Home Companion is suing a blogger for making a parody t-shirt. The blogger tried to make simple amends with the lawyer, saying this is a ridiculous lawsuit, but Mr Keillor apparently wants to pursue legal action against this guy. Does this make ANY sense?
Here is a great exchange between an online comic artist and someone who disliked that he was using his comic for lefty commentary. The resulting email exchange is fascinating. Mad pr0pz to Fraterrisus for this link.