February 26, 2003




It's only Wednesday.
I still can't get the parrot to yell "Wolf, you whore!" when I turn on CNN, but he does turn his back to the tv and make farty-noises.
Song playing in my head: Barenaked Ladies' "It's All Been Done."




"John, you clueless Puritan ass"
Bigwig at Silflay Hraka reams the Crisco Kid a new one, with John Ashcroft Fails Another Multiple Choice Exam. I was going to send it to Carnival of the Vanities, but I'm too late, dammit! Next: Ashcroft bans toy submarines in bathtubs....




Darth 'Warboner' Rummy does Baghdad
Nice doin' bizniz with ya, Saddam - now, where can we get some hookers?

Stephen Green writes: "It was Rumsfeld himself who, as President Reagan's Middle East Envoy, had traveled to the region to meet with Saddam Hussein in December 1983 to normalize, particularly, security relations. At the time of the visit, Iraq had already been removed from the State Department's list of terrorist countries in 1982; and in the previous month, November, Reagan had approved National Security Decision Directive 114, on expansion of U.S.-Iraq relations generally. But it was Donald Rumsfeld's trip to Baghdad which opened of the floodgates during 1985-90 for lucrative U.S. weapons exports - some $1.5 billion worth - including chemical/biological and nuclear weapons equipment and technology, along with critical components for missile delivery systems for all of the above...There were few if any reservations evident in the range of weapons which Ronald Reagan, and his successor George W. H. Bush were willing to sell Saddam Hussein." - from CounterPunch, thanks to Democrats.com.




Great moments in television, part 1
Ari Gets Laughed Out of the White House Briefing Room

From BuzzFlash: A reporter asked about a French report that says Bush is offering a bundle of concessions (and I think she actually said 'buying votes') to Mexico and Colombia, granting worker amnesty and so on. Ari tap-danced. Then she (the reporter) started to press the issue by saying "they (the French) are quoting two US State Dept. Diplomats that Bush intends to give work permits to Colombia and Mexico."

WOW. WOW....Ari just drew himself up with imperious indignation and said something like "you're implying that the President is buying the votes of other nations and that's just not a consideration" or words to that effect.

And guess what happened? The whole press corps, normally sheep, broke out in laughter...sweet, derisive laughter. They kept on laughing as Ari turned on his heels and strode out. Sheesh.

On C-Span, go down to White House Press Briefing (02/25/2003) and click on the video. After it buffers, play from about 28 minutes forward for context, 30 minutes forward to watch Press laugh at Ari's BIG FAT GOP LIE: C-Span, and link to the transcript. I haven't been able to view it - I think I need to download RealPlayer.

More fun with Ari: watch him dance around the "credibility contest" question of pReznit Gameboy wanting to assassinate Saddam Hussein.


"Quit picking on me, Helen!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would gold für wow cultivate courage.buy wow gold “Nothing is so mild wow gold cheap and gentle as courage, nothing so cruel and pitiless as cowardice,” syas a wise author. We too often borrow trouble, and anticipate that may never appear.”wow gold kaufen The fear of ill exceeds the ill we fear.” Dangers will arise in any career, but presence of mind will often conquer the worst of them. Be prepared for any fate, and there is no harm to be freared. If I were a boy again, I would look on the cheerful side. life is very much like a mirror:sell wow gold if you smile upon it,maple mesos I smiles back upon you; but if you frown and look doubtful on it,cheap maplestory mesos you will get a similar look in return. Inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner,world of warcraft power leveling but of all that come in contact with it. “ who shuts love out ,in turn shall be shut out from love.” If I were a boy again, I would school myself to say no more often.billig wow gold I might cheap mesos write pages maple meso on the importance of learning very early in life to gain that point where a young boy can stand erect, and decline doing an unworthy act because it is unworthy.wow powerleveling If I were a boy again, I would demand of myself more courtesy towards my companions and friends,wow leveling and indeed towards strangers as well.Maple Story Account The smallest courtesies along the rough roads of life are wow powerleveln like the little birds that sing to us all winter long, and make that season of ice and snow more endurable. Finally,maple story powerleveling instead of trying hard to be happy,archlord online gold as if that were the sole purpose of life, I would , if I were a boy again, I would still try harder to make others happy.