Can I help you? No, we don't sell pesto sausage, but we do have little weenies.

Jun 29, 2007

Fishin' accomplished?

REUTERS/Jason Reed
Big Bush and Baby Bush go fishing.
But why is he wearing a USA team jersey? He is not on our team. He should be wearing a Halliburton shirt.

Jun 28, 2007

Bush responds to subpoenas!


In a surprise move today, GWB gave an intelligent and measured response to subpoenas from the Senate. He also asked for an increase in appropriations for bananas and refrained from throwing feces at the White House press corps.

What part of subpoena don't you understand?

As my friend Gomer would say, "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!"

from Think Progress

White House refuses to answer subpoenas.

Today was the deadline for the White House “to turn over documents linked to Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel, and Sara M. Taylor, the former White House political director” to Congress. But instead, the White House this morning “asserted executive privilege” and “rejected lawmakers’ demands for documents that could shed light on the firings of federal prosecutors.”

Please let this be the beginning of the end for this miserable administration.

Jun 27, 2007

If only shopping were an Olympic sport

From Jim Kunstler's blog

Comments? I don't find this hard to believe.

Photographs prove Blair not Bush's Poodle...

Bush says Blair wasn't his poodle

Associated Press

LONDON — Tony Blair was no poodle, U.S. President George W. Bush said in a newspaper interview published Wednesday.

The photographic evidence is above.

Jun 26, 2007

These kids kick ass

Students explain why they handed Bush letter urging ban on torture

This is a rare story where the words "presidential" and "scholar" are used together.

Every single citizen who meets the imbecile-in-chief, should hand him a letter just as these kids did. Go read this article and watch the video.

The best take-away is when one of the students smacks down the commentator for calling torture a "controversial" issue. She bluntly tells him that it is not controversial. I grew up when only bad guys in the movies tortured and agree that the decision not to torture should never be a controversial issue for America.

Bravo to these three and the rest of the signatories to the letter. I doubt George Bush would come out ahead in an episode of "Are you smarter than a third grader?" Can you imagine him facing off intellectually (hahahahahahaha) against anyone of these college bound students?


Constant (I hope) reader, Ellroon has tagged me.
From her:

PSoTD gives me the rules:
1. All right, here are the rules. 2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
I'll break the rule and not tag anyone, but here are eight random facts

1. I grew up in the deep South, but have shed the associated accent and mindset. Though, I do love a good all-you-can-eat fish fry.

2. I would like to be a better Luddite, but I really like mechanical pencils and bicycles.

3. I lived in Japan and learned to eat whatever was put in front of me. Since I already liked most Japanese food when I got there, my hosts delighted in trying to find the unusual and grotesque to test my palate.

4. Lately, I've been catching fireflies and putting them in my house.

5. I am an Air Force brat, though my dad died when I was only four. I got to meet a general, but I don't remember it.

6. I am a good cook and sometimes have the sharpest knives in all Christendom.

7. My current favorite author is Howard Frank Mosher.

8. I worked in the bush in Alaska and learned how to make do when necessary. Our drilling super's catchphrase was, "Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to do without."

Anyone who cares can consider themselves tagged....

Jun 22, 2007

Iraq to Seek Chinese Help to Reinvigorate Oil Industry

(Kiljoy was here. from Reuters)

Holy heck, Unka Dick is gonna be mad.... Maybe he'll convince W to attack Iraq.... Again.

The story is from the Wall Street Journal, and Smirking Chimp has an analysis from Stephen Pizzo. Go read it.

And let's remember, until not that many years ago China was an exporter of oil. It is now a net importer, and basically within walking distance of the biggest mideast oil fields.

Lynn's latest checkup

(AP photo)
Lynn Cheney goes to drastic lengths to keep her incandescent bulbs. "Go green? You go to hell," she was not heard to say.

Jun 21, 2007

Mandas on the move

(From the BBC news)

Chinese researchers have announced a major breakthrough in man-animal hybrid technology. The mandas pictured above are not dependent on bamboo as a staple food. They can survive and even thrive on a diet of Sugar Smacks and Rice Krispy Treats.

No wonder they're endangered...

(AFP/Liu Jin)
If I were faced with extinction, I might think of taking a pass on the extreme tree climbing. What next, cordless bungee jumping?

I must have missed that day in Civics class...

Dick Cheney (Artist's conception)

Cheney tells agency that Vice President's office is not part of the executive branch

From Raw Story. Unbelievable hubris. Has Unka Dick's brainbone come completely undone? Now doubt, we'll have a half-fast retraction soon saying that he was misunderstood. In a related story sales of undisclosed locations have soared.

Jun 19, 2007

Stock prices fall precipitously

REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
BoysR-Us shares fell 98% with the release of the "Woody" Allen animatronic love doll. Hannah and her Sisters were not amused.

Can we please delete Karl Rove, now?

Olbermann via the Raw Story. Includes the video.

The best bit: "illegal emails, illegally deleted". Just to remind Karl, two wrongs do not make a right. This will probably end up in the courts for who knows how long.

The evil is insidious and pervasive. As an analogy, remember the white stuff in bird poop..., it's just more bird poop.

Time for some good forensic IT specialists to sort out the lies.

Let's hope Rove is finally caught with his hand in the cookie jar and his tallywhacker in the wringer.

Jun 15, 2007

Visual Analysis Quiz #47

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Please explain in 25 words or fewer which of these two looks like the bigger boob.

Jun 14, 2007

Caption contest


I'm dry, but this picture cries out for a caption.
I'll give you the picture, you supply the lines. (as Chimpy may have said)
(primers-- jury pool, Paris Hilton's toilet)

2001: A Spacey Oddity

(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

In a surprise move today, George W. Bush showed up to audition for a part in the remake of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
He appears here as a hominid standing next to the black obelisk.

"I want to talk to the HALs," he was not heard to say.

"Put the kid down."

AP/Ronen Zilberman (stolen from Water Tiger)

"If you can't handle the answer, you shouldn't ask if your butt looks big in that outfit."

Jun 13, 2007

Patrick Leahy's Diary

"Note to self: Take names, kick ass."

(Repeat as necessary. Harriet Meyers and Sara Taylor received subpoenas today. I hope the subpoenas continue to fly like ticker tape at a parade.)

Article at the Huffington Post.

Jun 12, 2007

The dogs of war

Reuters-Yuri Gripas
hear a can opener.

"C'mon Beazley. Mama's tranqed and Papa's tanked. They'll give us everything."
picture via Tengrain

Jun 8, 2007

Friday Schlock and Awww

(AP Photo/Zoological Society of San Diego, Ken Bohn )

The Ross Perot stunt double club is shown at a recent meeting. They are cute little fellas, and you should see their pie charts. "We're all ears," they were not heard to say.

Jun 7, 2007

Whar is he?


George, allow me to introduce you to El Presidente Sanchez.

Tea time?

"Come with me, George. I 'll have Lugovoi make you a cup of tea..."

"heheheh, can you put a little something special in it?"

"With pleasure."


AFP/Mandel Ngam

Paris is burning

Hallelujah, Paris is out of jail and sporting a fashionable Martha "Caged Heat" Stewart bracelet. Apparently, young Miss Hilton has an unspecified medical problem. (Drugs are medical, right?) Any guesses? I'm thinking bed wetting and lockups intolerance. Of course it may just be a case of too much moneyitis.
A spokesperson for the county sheriff's office denied rumors that she was suffering from “lacerations, perforations and deaths”. (see post below)

Jun 6, 2007

Surgeon General has determined that certain acts between consenting adults are icky

This is starting to show up at the usual places
The Surgeon General nominee, James W. Holsinger has a curious bit on his resume.
In 1991, Holsinger wrote a document titled “Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality” for the United Methodist Church’s Committee to Study Homosexuality. The graphic document argues that gay sex can lead to “lacerations, perforations and deaths” and concludes that it is “intuitively” unnatural.
"lacerations, perforations, and death" sounds more like a rumble between the Sharks and the Jets.

If he is confirmed, everyone'll need a tattoo on their fundament that says the Surgeon General has determined that gay sex can lead to “lacerations, perforations and deaths”. And before you know it restaurants won't allow it either, and everyone at work will have to stand outside in the rain to do it, too .

When I do this ...

... the big trucks honk their horns, and I show the drivers what I've got.

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber


"Ah did what at the last party? I don't remember anything."

Jun 5, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

AP Photo/CTK, Michal Krumphanzl

Prince Smarming looks on as Pickerella adjusts her glass slipper before Air Force One turns into a giant zucchini at midnight.

Bush ponders invading....

Bush ponders invading a world leader's personal space or maybe Iran. I plan on following the news to catch his gaffes as they happen. Any bets?

Jun 4, 2007

Oh sh*te! Category 5 in the gulf...

No not that gulf. Lest I be accused of being too provincial, here is today's news from the Gulf of Oman. Check out this link to The Oil Drum.
A very rare tropical cyclone/hurricane is headed toward Oman points northwest. The storm is now being reported as a category five with waves 40 to 50 feet high. There is a tremendous amount of oil production and infrastructure in the area, along with the Straits of Hormuz. Much of the machinery etc. was not designed or built with storms such as this in mind.

There's a lot of information at the Oil Drum and a lot of well informed commenters. Go there.

Jun 1, 2007

You want to talk perch

We'll talk perch. Eat your (miserable, black, undersized) heart out, George.

Found on the cutting room floor

Just watch it. Actually I found it on the Daily Kos. Scenes from a press conference. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Great editing.