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

Oct 26, 2007

Save the baby.....

Arnold and Skeletor are so checking out that woman's tatas. And why are so many people standing in front of the men's room? Is Larry Craig tap dancing?

McCain hires buys an infinite number of typewriters and hires some monkeys

McCain speaks truth.
And now one minute of respect for McCain. He said:

“Anyone who knows what waterboarding is, could not be unsure. It is a horrible torture technique used by Pol Pot and being used on Buddhist monks as we speak,” said McCain after a campaign stop at Dordt College here.

“People who have worn the uniform and had the experience know that this is a terrible and odious practice and should never be condoned in the U.S. We are a better nation than that.”

Now if he will vote against Mukasey, and then remove himself from the race (presidential, that is. We can allow him to remain in the human race.)

McCain dodges on Mukasey

That just about cuts it. We can rescind the minute of respect.

Conjoined Triplets? Separated at birth?

Upper pic (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) via Tengrain

Oct 25, 2007

My pinky is smarter than your president, a lot smarter

(AP Photo/Steven Governo)

Pootie Poot tells it like it is.

"Why worsen the situation and bring it to a dead end by threatening sanctions or military action," Putin said in a veiled reference to the U.S. push for harsher international sanctions against Tehran.
"Running around like a madman with a razor blade, waving it around, is not the best way to resolve the situation," the Russian leader said.

Madman with a razor blade. Very descriptive, but Chimpy is far from sharp.

Caption contest

* Oh crap, why does that darn Paul Sakuma AP have to have his camera every time I do something embarrassing?

* Owwwww! Put out the candle!

* I think I may be getting too big for Halloween.

Feel free to create your own caption.

Forget the Rockies, Forget the Sox

Press conferences are the real sport. In the World Series of Stoopit, Dana Perino hits one out of the park. From our friends at Think Progress.

Perino: ‘There Are Public Health Benefits To Climate Change’ For People Who Die From ‘Cold’

Q: And one more. You mentioned that there are health benefits to climate change. Could you describe some of those?

MS. PERINO: Sure. In some cases, there are — look, this is an issue where I’m sure lots of people would love to ridicule me when I say this, but it is true that many people die from cold-related deaths every winter. And there are studies that say that climate change in certain areas of the world would help those individuals. There are also concerns that it would increase tropical diseases and that’s — again, I’m not an expert in that, I’m going to let Julie Gerberding testify in regards to that, but there are many studies about this that you can look into.
Holy crap. She must have had a double Kool-Aid this morning, and a Kool-Aid omelette for good measure.

Guiliani admits ignorance

Image via

Adolph Rudolph Guiliani says he doesn't know if water boarding is torture.

Linda Gustitus, who is the president of a group called the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, began her question by saying that President Bush’s nominee for attorney general, Michael B. Mukasey (who happens to be an old friend of Mr. Giuliani’s) had “fudged” on the question of whether waterboarding is toture.

“I wanted to ask you two questions,’’ she said. “One, do you think waterboarding is torture? And two, do you think the president can order something like waterboarding even though it’s against U.S. and international law?’’

Mr. Giuliani responded: “Okay. First of all, I don’t believe the attorney general designate in any way was unclear on torture. I think Democrats said that; I don’t think he was.’’

Ms. Gustitus said: “He said he didn’t know if waterboarding is torture.”

Mr. Giuliani said: “Well, I’m not sure it is either. I’m not sure it is either. It depends on how it’s done. It depends on the circumstances. It depends on who does it. I think the way it’s been defined in the media, it shouldn’t be done. The way in which they have described it, particularly in the liberal media. So I would say, if that’s the description of it, then I can agree, that it shouldn’t be done. But I have to see what the real description of it is. Because I’ve learned something being in public life as long as I have. And I hate to shock anybody with this, but the newspapers don’t always describe it accurately.”
He doesn't know if waterboarding is torture? In that case, I have a great idea for the next republican debate format....

Blackwater Hijacks Airplanes?

This story was on Think Progress late on Friday. I don't think it's gotten the attention it deserves. The witching hour is November 2. Oh Henry.

Blackwater confiscated Iraqi planes.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) has revealed that “Blackwater USA tried to take at least two Iraqi military aircraft out of Iraq two years ago and refused to give the planes back when Iraqi officials sought to reclaim them.” Waxman today wrote to Blackwater CEO Erik Prince and requested that he “provide all documents related to the attempted shipment and to explain where the aircraft are now.” October 19, 2007 6:11 pm

Oct 24, 2007

As Alice said, "Curiouser and curiouser..."

From Talking Points Memo

Breaking: Iraq Revokes All Contractor Immunity

The metaphorical statue of L. Paul Bremer III has come crashing down. Today the Iraqi government formally revoked one of the Coalition Provisional Authority's enduring vestiges -- a decree of immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts for U.S. security contractors.

Oh my goodness gracious

Aussie barmaid fined for crushing cans with bare breasts.
(or Should it read Aussie barmaid fine for crushing cans with bare breasts)

This is disturbing on a number of levels. Poor Freud may be spinning in his grave.

(BTW, this is safe for work; it is only an article.)

Oct 23, 2007

Maritime Treaty Signed with Mongolia

The United States signed a pact Tuesday with Mongolia, which is landlocked, to carry out high-seas interceptions of ships suspected to be ferrying weapons of mass destruction. The agreement was signed by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, seen here in September 2007, and Mongolian Foreign Minister Nyamaa Enkhbold.(AFP/File/Tim Sloan)
I'm sure the Swiss will be ticked off when they hear this news.

Oct 22, 2007

But some animals are more equal than others

AP photo

"Has anybody seen my lipstick?" asked the pig.

What do I hope Eric Prince will soon have in common with Al Capone?

He reminds me of some one.....

Blackwater accused of tax evasion. From the gang at Think Progress.
In a letter to Blackwater CEO Erik Prince today, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) says he has obtained documents “which suggest that Blackwater may have engaged in significant tax evasion” by labeling their armed guards “independent contractors.” Due to the label, “Blackwater may have avoided paying millions of dollars in Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and related taxes for which it is legally responsible,” writes Waxman. DynCorp and Triple Canopy, “the two other major private military contractors providing security services to the State Department in Iraq,” classify their guards as “employees.”
I don't know the law, but I'm guessing there's a bunch of bricks being sh*t at Blackwater central.
I'm thinking Waxman should avoid small planes and dark alleys.

Oct 19, 2007

RNC chairman resigns

From the Huff Post

WASHINGTON — Mel Martinez, the public face of the Republican National Committee as its general chairman, announced Friday he was stepping down from his post after serving only 10 months.

"I believe that our future as a party and nation is bright and I have every intention of continuing to fight for our president, our party and our candidates," the Florida senator said in a statement.

His resignation came months earlier than anticipated. Martinez wasn't expected to step down until a Republican presidential nominee was selected, and the earliest that could occur is February.

The RNC said Martinez' job would not be filled.

Not be filled, hmmmm. Seems Mel (R-Dumbistan) is worried about keeping his seat.

And here I was, thinking he wanted to resign to spend more time with his collection of vintage schoolgirl manga.

Oct 18, 2007

This just in

Bush to start WW III to prevent WW III. WTF?

There is something seriously wrong with Chimpy's brain-bone.

Dodd stands up!

Chris Dodd puts a block on the FISA legislation. Just Go here to support either with your signature or your money.

Oct 17, 2007

What would 24 be without Jack Bauer?

Bush's latest poll numbers of course.

President Bush's approval rating is now at 24 percent

Check it out. From Yahoo! via Daily Kos.

Oct 16, 2007

Holy crap, I mean just holy crap!

Romney's New National Security Adviser Said He'd Torture "In A Heartbeat"
By Greg Sargent - October 16, 2007, 1:26PM
Retired General James "Spider" Marks, who has just been named a new national security adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign, asserted in a 2005 interview that he would readily torture prisoners to save a soldier's life or stop a terror bomb, saying: "I'd stick a knife in somebody's thigh in a heartbeat."

Here is the link. This neanderthal needs to turn off "24" and watch some old movies where the bad guys did the torturing and the torture did not work.

He did not suggest putting the terrorists in cages on top of the car....
Unfortunately, I'm sure this quote will play well with the republican base.

Comeback tour

REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

After overcoming alcohol and drug problems the Brementown Musicians have scheduled a reunion tour. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

Oct 15, 2007

Haggis-eating Git

The truth comes out. Check out the back story behind the Kentish decision to add "guidance notes" when "An Inconvenient Truth" is shown in schools.
The school governor who challenged the screening of Al Gore's climate change documentary in secondary schools was funded by a Scottish quarrying magnate who established a controversial lobbying group to attack environmentalists' claims about global warming.

I like Scots in general, but I would be first in line to kick a certain Scottish quarrying magnate in butt given half a chance. How do you say jerkwad in Gaelic?

Just in time for NASCAR post season

AFP/Fethi Belaid

Demolition Regatta
thanks for the image, Tengrain

Fashion week continues in Rio

Reuters-Sergio Moraes

Why do Brazilians always look so much better than Americans? Is there something in the water? Besides piranhas, that is.

Pelosi: Bush 'must come to Congress' before attacking Iran

(you can tell by the way I walk, I'm a woman's man...)

Oh look Nancy, there he comes now.

Since when has the Chimperor followed any rules? If he can say the word and get his minions to load and lock, you can be sure he won't go to congress cap in hand.

What are Pelosi and the other invertebrates going to do if Chimpy does go ahead? Stomp their little feet and pout? IMPEACH the muthah.

Oct 12, 2007

Hip Hip Hooray!

Al Gore and the IPCC win the Nobel Peace Prize!

Wingnuts and deniers everywhere are choking on their Cheerios this morning.

I know about Big Al, but just how fat is the IPCC?

Oct 11, 2007

Pope displays his talents

Reuters-Tony Gentile

Cardinal Rapsinger shows his fun side as he makes "balloon" animals for the faithful.

"I call dis vun the skinny dachshund, look you can even see his ribs..." he neglected to add.

Scientists wrong about global warming!

Here's the thing, they are wrong in the wrong direction. If your eyes glaze over looking at graphs and such, the upshot is that:
The Arctic sea ice is disintegrating "100 years ahead of schedule", having dropped 22% this year below the previous minimum low, and it may completely disappear as early as the northern summer of 2013. This is far beyond the predictions of the International Panel on Climate Change and is an example of global warming impacts happening at lower temperature increases and more quickly than projected. What are the lessons from the Arctic summer of 2007?
(quote from Carbon Equity via The Oil Drum.)

What a difference even a year has made. Watch this video and listen the music. (from November 2006.)

Oct 10, 2007

Caption contest

REUTERS/Jason Reed

What is the purple thing Rudolph has, and what is he trying to do with it?

Oct 9, 2007

Secret Weapon in the War on Squirrels

This one is for all lovers of gray furry things.

Oct 5, 2007

GOP revises logo to include sound effects

Global Warming Wear

From the BBC
Indonesian soldiers hold giant matchsticks while modeling forest-fire themed camouflage uniforms. The colorful uniforms are scheduled to be introduced in 2010 or when Aceh is submerged, whichever is sooner.

Fashion Tips


Caution: Exiting through a cat flap makes your butt look big.

No Snark Here

I just like this picture. (not in a creepy way. I think we need all the peacemakers we can get starting at a young age.)

Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi wait for their turn to perform on the 138th birth anniversary of Gandhi in the northern Indian city of Lucknow October 1, 2007.

REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Idahoans continue crime spree

REUTERS/Australian Customs/Handout

Famous Idahoan Russet "Rusty" Potatohead was arrested by Australian custom officials while trying to import 293 grams of ecstasy into the country.

In his defense he said, "I am not gay, I love my wife, Mrs. Potatohead."

"And I can't even tap my foot," he neglected to add.

Oct 4, 2007

Bush Vetoes SCHIP


And the public reacts.

Oct 3, 2007

Frederick of Hollywood

AP photo
Frederick of Hollywood explains what will happen if Eduardo "Dirty" Sanchez is declared an illegal alien.

Oct 1, 2007

Call the ASPCA

REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Oh puleez, give the dog a bone with some meat on it.