Boner of the day
Repuke family values?!
GOP pitches 'big tent' strategy- actual headline at CNN.
First it was "mission accomplished," then it was "mission miscalculated," followed by "mission impossible," and now "we'll win eventually."
And if you REALLY want to be sick to your stomach, here's Bunnypants trying to explain himself, while still lying, on his "good friend" Rush Limbaugh's show today. Don't get cooties!
Posted by maru at 8/31/2004 03:14:00 PM
And a break from swearing...
Spotted the kittens hiding underneath the stairs to the back deck. They're still too tiny to bring in.
The modem was delivered yesterday but after hooking it up I still couldn't get a connection. The computer guy will be coming back on Thursday.
Insaniquarium Deluxe is finally available for download!
Posted by maru at 8/31/2004 12:38:00 PM
After major bitchslapping from bloated, pissed-off svengali Karl Rove, Bush has flip-flopped: now says 'we will win' the war on terra.
Bunnypants' earlier comment "and the ensuing criticism took attention away from the carefully crafted image of Bush as a decisive wartime commander-in-chief who is securing America's safety and sure of the course on which he has set the nation," the AP warbled. Christ in a handtruck.
And wtf is the Kerry campaign doing??? They're not going to win by playing mr nice guy, for petessake.
Posted by maru at 8/31/2004 12:11:00 PM
Spoken like a good little nazi
“I’m a conservative Christian, and the gay lifestyle is the wrong lifestyle. It does not set a very good example for our young people, and it lowers the values in America having gay people in government.”- Fred Gerald, rethug delegate who quite possibly beats his wife, at the reboob nat con.
Posted by maru at 8/31/2004 12:06:00 PM
Repug family values
A Virginia Rep. who cosponsored the defense of marriage act is to resign after tapes surfaced of him engaging in hot gay phone sex.
'GOP Republican was ranked 2nd most conservative in Congress by the conservative standard-bearer the National Journal.'
Rep. Ed Schrock, a two-term sanctimonious republican congressman from Virginia, announced that he would resign abruptly today, citing "unspecified allegations."
Unspecified? Like being a complete hypocrite, for starters? Here's Raw Story’s transcript of one of the tapes:
“Uh, hi, I weigh 200 pounds, I’m 6?4?(inaudible) blond hair… very muscular, very buffed up, uh, very tanned, uh, I just like to get together a guy from time to time, just to, just to play. I’d like him to be in very good shape, flat stomach, good chest, good arms, well hung, cut, uh, just get naked, play, and see what happens, nothing real heavy duty, but just, fun time, go down on him, he can go down on me, and just take it from there… hope to hear from you. Bye.”Wouldn't we all.
Posted by maru at 8/31/2004 10:09:00 AM
Moral clarity, huh
Jebus told me to insult and defame an American war hero!
Classless troglodytes mock John Kerry, troops with 'purple heart' band-aids.
"I'm certain there's no possible connection" between the Bush campaign or rethug leaders and the shameful, repugnant doucheholes wearing the band-aids, partisan crackpot and senile pantwetter Bob Dole mumbled at the con-vention last night.
Thank God that wasn't good enough for NY Rep Charlie Rangel, who blasted the snivelling chickenshit punk and told him to put a stop to it:
Rangel, at the convention for a TV appearance, called an impromptu press conference with frowning Republicans around him, said Democratic National Committee spokesman Matt Bennett. "He demanded that pResident Bush put a stop to this outrageous and disgraceful behavior," said Bennett.GOP chairscum Ed Gillespie later said 'no more bandages would be handed out.'
Posted by maru at 8/31/2004 09:24:00 AM
Where the HELL were the liberal commentators last night?? I tried to watch the whole thing, I honestly did, but after grinding my teeth to nubbins whenever I saw Ed Koch's stupid fatuous phiz, I completely lost it listening to Elizabeth "get that thing away from me!" Dole gush on and on about Dumbya's 'strength' and 'moral clarity.' Jebus - have we been living on the same fucking planet these past four years???
I uhhh ummm miscalculateded
"I don't think you can win it"
- Chimpy McFlightsuit, war preznit, when asked whether the US can win the war on terror.
Gee... and this assclown is supposed to 'keep us safer'?
"After months of listening to the Republicans base their campaign on their singular ability to win the war on terror, the president now says we can't win the war on terrorism," John Edwards said in a speech in Wilmington. "What a Christless fuckwit."
Posted by maru at 8/31/2004 09:04:00 AM
GOP dissent to be kept quiet
Delegates to the rethug convention who are 'inclined to express displeasure' with Bunnypants will be taken out and shot, figuratively. Word is that malevolent human slug Karl Rove has warned his party to behave like good little Nazis and shut the fuck up unless they're extolling the qualities of our glorious leader.
G-puke psychos to be kept quiet
Not wanting Americans to see what the republi-con party is really like, virulent walking sack of shit Tom DeLay will be mostly absent from the convention.
Posted by maru at 8/30/2004 02:54:00 PM
Bush, not Kerry, should face scrutiny
[I]t's truly astonishing that the candidate in the hot seat is the one who actually went to Vietnam and was injured in the line of duty, rather than the one who used family connections to do his service at home and then didn't bother to show up for duty.- Linda McQuaig of the Toronto Star. Indeed.
As for Bush's war record: The main elements were uncovered four years ago in an investigative report by the Boston Globe entitled "One Year Gap in Bush's National Guard Duty."
They revolve around Bush's apparent absence for long periods of time from his pilot's job in the Air National Guard - a cushy, non-combat position he secured with the help of his father's connections.
This raises the question of whether Bush was AWOL or even, if his absence from duty was long enough, whether he should have been considered an army deserter - a crime which, in times of war, can be subject to punishment, including death, with no statute of limitations.
Yet the media focus has remained tightly on Kerry's war record.
What would we do without the vigilance of the free press?
Posted by maru at 8/30/2004 12:39:00 PM
Hiding behind Laura's skirt
The Coward of Crawford sent out Stepford wife Pickles Bush to defend his smear campaign against John Kerry in a magazine interview, where she gave carte blanche to the sWift boat liars for Bush, saying their ads are justified because "There have been millions of terrible ads against my husband."
Ummmm, here's the thing, you brainless tw@t: in NONE of those ads were they lying about him.
"Mrs. Bush's statement in support of the swift boat smear ads is more sad evidence that these attacks have been coordinated from the top down at the White House," Kerry campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said in reply.
Posted by maru at 8/30/2004 12:33:00 PM
Former statesman turned Rovian towelboy, impotent hypocrite Bob Dole has been busted, caught speaking out against the WH dirty tricks campaign in an unaired, leaked video - which you can see here.
Speaking of impotent hypocrites...
It turns out that columnist/traitor and reboob asskisser Boob Novak has a very good reason for bringing up and defending the sWift boat liars for Rove every chance he gets: his own spawn is the director of marketing for the group's publisher.
In a telephone interview, Boob said he saw no need to disclose the link: "I don't think it's relevant," he said.
You don't think it's relevant??? Are you insane?? Christ, what a turd.
Posted by maru at 8/30/2004 12:29:00 PM
Pay-off: the GW Bush air national guard fix
Saturday, August 28, 2004, by Greg Palast:
In 1968, George Herbert Walker Bush of Texas, fresh from voting to send other men's sons to Vietnam, enlisted his own son in a very special affirmative action program, the 'champagne' unit of the Texas Air National Guard.
There, Top Gun fighter pilot George Dubya was assigned the dangerous job of protecting Houston from Vietcong air attack.
This week, former Lt. Governor Ben Barnes of Texas 'fessed up to pulling the strings to keep Little George out of the jungle. "I got a young man named George W. Bush into the Texas Air Guard - and I'm ashamed."
That's far from the end of the story. In 1994, George W. Bush was elected governor of Texas by a whisker. By that time, Barnes had left office to become a big time corporate lobbyist. To an influence peddler like Barnes, having damning information on a sitting governor is worth its weight in gold – or, more precisely, there’s a value in keeping the info secret. Barnes appears to have made lucrative use of his knowledge of our President's slithering out of the draft as a lever to protect a multi-billion dollar contract for a client. That's the information in a confidential letter buried deep in the files of the US Justice Department that fell into my hands at BBC television.
Here's what happened. Just after Bush's election, Barnes' client GTech Corp., due to allegations of corruption, was about to lose its license to print money: its contract to run the Texas state lottery. Barnes, says the Justice Department document, made a call to the newly elected governor's office and saved GTech's state contract.
The letter said, "Governor Bush ... made a deal with Ben Barnes not to rebid [the GTech lottery contract] because Barnes could confirm that Bush had lied during the '94 campaign."
In that close race, Bush denied the fix was in to keep him out of 'Nam, and the US media stopped asking questions. What did the victorious Governor Bush's office do for Barnes? According to the tipster, "Barnes agreed never to confirm the story [of the draft dodging] and the governor talked to the chair of the lottery two days later and she then agreed to support letting GTech keep the contract without a bid."
And so it came to pass that the governor's commission reversed itself and gave GTech the billion dollar deal without a bid.
The happy client paid Barnes, the keeper of Governor Bush's secret, a fee of over $23 million. Barnes, not surprisingly, denies that Bush took care of his client in return for Barnes' silence. However, confronted with the evidence, the former Lt. Governor now admits to helping George stay out of Vietnam.
Take a look at the letter yourself - with information we confirmed with other sources - at http://www.gregpalast.com/ulf/documents/draftdodgeblanked.jpg.
Frankly, I don't care if President Bush cowered and ran from Vietnam. I sure as hell didn't volunteer ... but then, my daddy didn't send someone else in my place. And I don't march around aircraft carriers with parachute clips around my gonads talking about war and sacrifice.
More important, I haven't made any pay-offs to silence those who could change my image from war hero to war zero.
By the way: I first reported this story in 1999, including the evidence of payback, in The Observer of London. US media closed its eyes. Then I put the story on British television last year in the one-hour report, "Bush Family Fortunes." American networks turned down BBC's offer to run it in the USA. "Wonderful film," one executive told me, "but Time Warner is not going to let us put this on the air." However, US networks will take cash for advertisements calling Kerry a Vietnam coward.
Posted by maru at 8/30/2004 12:09:00 PM
"Bush/Cheney: asses of evil!"
- chant heard during yesterday's huuuuuuge protest in NYC.
"Largest demonstration ever."
More protest stuff here, at CNN, the NY Daily News, some Canadian paper, these guys, the AP, Angry Finger, the SF Chron, ABC, KABC, and from somewhere in Boston.
Posted by maru at 8/30/2004 10:21:00 AM
Good news and bad news.
The good news is that on Thursday evening the bf opened up the kitchen garbage to dispose of something, and the male zebra finch flew out! Little twerp. I couldn't believe it. I cried for a good five minutes. He let me scoop him up, and after spending Friday and Saturday on the floor of his cage, he's now back in the nest, hopefully working on making future replacement zebra finches with Mrs Zeebie.
Next: Mrs Zeebie develops a headache...
The bad news is that when the computer guy came over on Friday not only did the DSL modem self-destruct, but the one remaining phone line cut out also. Turns out it wasn't mice chewing on the lines - some brain donor at Sprint, while working on our neighbor's line across the street a few months ago, switched off part of the service to our house somehow. So we finally have a working phone again. As far as the computer goes, I should have the new modem delivered 'sometime this week.'
Kitten news: they're still hidden, though Tigger, the mom, comes around quite often for food. We heard a lot of mewing late last night so she might have moved them again, and with all the rain we're supposed to get tonight hopefully she'll bring them into the cat igloo or close to the house under the eaves where it'll be drier.
So... are we all ready for the rethug party rally?!
I could puke.
The Republican National Committee announced today that pResident George W. Bush's acceptance speech at the convention next week would be simulcast in English.
- email from MikeD.
Posted by maru at 8/30/2004 10:09:00 AM
MikeD just sent this in, said he saw it live on CNN:
John Kerry is challenging Bunnypants to weekly debates, saying "America deserves a discussion like we're having here today, which I'm prepared to have with this president every single week from now until the election. Let's meet every week from now to the election, and talk about the real issues facing Americans that will strengthen our country and make America great again."
"You can even bring Mr Cheney," Kerry should have added.
As if. There was a rumor going around the interweb earlier today that the little punkass coward wants to cut the number of debates down to two. Besides, he's too busy keepin' Amer'ca safer.
Posted by maru at 8/26/2004 02:54:00 PM
60 reporters arrested by Iraqi police in another step forward for democracy
'Iraqi police, some with their faces covered by ski masks, fired several shots as they stormed a hotel packed with journalists yesterday, rounding them up at gunpoint and forcing them onto flatbed trucks bound for the local police station, where they were detained for an hour.'
Posted by maru at 8/26/2004 12:52:00 PM
Ranks of poor, uninsured rose in 2003
For the third straight year, the number of uninsured Americans and the number of Americans living in poverty increased.
Even before release of the data, some Democrats claimed the Bush administration was trying to play down bad news by releasing the reports about a month earlier than usual. They normally are released separately in late September.Well, that's good enough for me!
Putting out the numbers at the same time and not so close to Election Day "invite charges of spinning the data for political purposes," said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.
Census Director Louis Kincannon - a Bush appointee - denied politics played any role in moving up the release date.
Posted by maru at 8/26/2004 12:39:00 PM
pResident Bush wants to watch the Republican convention from a New York City firehouse and "bond" with the city's Bravest, officials said yesterday.Jebus Christ. What a shameless, hypocritical asstool. I'm speechless.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is also scouting out firehouses so he can watch it with the heroes of 9/11.
"Both Bush and Schwarzenegger want to bond with city firefighters," said one city official who asked not to be named.
"Any firefighter would welcome a visit from pResident Bush, but maybe [the fascististic little shit] should stop by one of the firehouses Mayor Bloomberg has shut down," said Peter Gorman, president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.
Posted by maru at 8/26/2004 12:17:00 PM
'If the Swiftboat Veterans Shilling For Karl Rove had any LESS credibility they'd make Jayson Blair look like Diogenes.'
Posted by maru at 8/26/2004 11:01:00 AM
Jaffa knocked over the finch cage last night and got my male zebra finch. : (
The computer-fixer guy is coming over tomorrow to hopefully get me online.
The momma cat moved the kittens to an undisclosed location yesterday.
It's 0833 and I'm already eating cherry tomatos.
"The question is where is George Bush's honor, the question is where is his shame, to attack a 'fellow' veteran who has distinguished himself in combat? Regardless of the political combat involved, it's disgraceful."
- Max Cleland, in Crawford yesterday to deliver a letter to the gutless punk. Commander Bunnypants, war preznit, was too afraid to come out of his fortified bunker to face him like a man.
Text of the Bush campaign's letter to John Kerry. Really, don't bother. These assholes still just can't get it through their heads that criticizing someone is not the same as LYING about somebody's record. Maybe if the MoveOn ads had said Bunnypants was never even seen flying in the TANG because he was too wasted to crawl out of bed, then the g-pukes would have a case. Though who knows, that might just be the truth too.
Posted by maru at 8/26/2004 10:11:00 AM
New York 9-11 Veterans for Truth
Present 'The 10 ways Bush has screwed New York'
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 03:19:00 PM
Looks like Dick 'chicanery' Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby may be taking the fall for leaking Valerie Plame's name to Boob 'the traitor' Novak and other "journalists."
Right. Like he actually acted on his own. I'm not going to get too excited over this. It's going to go nowhere. The presstitutes are too busy wetting themselves over the sWifties to waste time covering this. Plus Dick's probably already promised Libby a preznental pardon if he just keeps his yap shut and takes the blame. You watch.
"Just sign it, George. That's right, G-e-o..."
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 03:14:00 PM
Coward refuses to meet with hero/patriot Max Cleland
Former Senator stopped by SS at heavily guarded roadblock.
Instead of facing this honorable person like a man, the craven little snot sent some flunky Texas Land commissioner out to meet him at the property's barbed-wire and quite probably electrified fence. The flunky offered to accept the letter and offered Cleland one written by the Bush/Cheney campaign. Cleland refused.
Bunnypants then shouted from the house that he was going to release the dogs, then the bees, then the dogs with bees in their mouths so when they bark they shoot bees at you.
From Max Cleland's letter to the cowardly fascist aWol chickenshit punk cowering in his prairie bunker:
"Our outrage over these advertisements and tactics has nothing to do with the tax code or campaign finance reform efforts of this nation.Word.
"Our pain from seeing these slanderous attacks stems from something much more fundamental, that if one veteran's record is called into question, the service of all American veterans is questioned.
"As you yourself have said, there is nothing complicated about supporting our troops, and the leaders of this nation should make it clear that the members of our military will not only be supported when they wear the uniform, but also when they return home to the land they fought to defend.
"Their valor and their wounds, both physical and psychological, make them heroes for as long as they live, a status which should not and must not change simply because they seek to enter public service."
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 03:02:00 PM
Kerry demands Rumsfeld's resignation over Abu Ghraib panel findings
In a delicious two-for-one shot, also disses pReznit Stupid.
"We know what accountability and responsibility mean," Kerry said during a campaign stop in Philadelphia. "And it's not just the little person at the bottom who ought to pay the price of responsibility.
"I called months ago for Secretary Rumsfeld to take that responsibility, for the president to take that responsibility," Kerry said. "And again today, as I have previously, I call for the resignation of the secretary of defense for failure to do what he should have done."
"That's leadership and that's what ought to happen," Kerry said.
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 12:50:00 PM
Kerry’s chief accuser caught lying about his presence in Cambodia
Here's CNN's Joe Johns, on Aaron Brown's show -
O'NEILL: I was in Cambodia, sir. I worked along the border on the water.JOHNS: Now, O'Neill may have an explanation for this but he has not returned CNN's calls.
NIXON: In a swift boat?
O'NEILL: Yes, sir.
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 12:16:00 PM
Why does George W Bush hate America?
Air Force Veterans for Truth?
Don't count on it.
Bunnypants lied about his "military" "record."
No, besides the fake medals.
No, not the whole Alabama National Guard thing.
Nay, not that he 'continued flying' with his unit 'for the next several years.'
Jebus, not even that he served his full duty. Anywhere.
This time it's his claim that he served in the US Air Force.
Funny, but this story didn't stop Air Force vet/repuke buttcheese Rick Perry from acting like a complete and utter partisan douchehole. Then again, he didn't serve in Vietnam, either.
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 12:11:00 PM
Ethics group to WH: come clean, dickwipes
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) with the White House (WH) asking it to detail its contacts with individuals connected to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SHIT).
Melanie Sloan of CREW said that on top of everything else, she was also skeptical of Bush political advisor/slimy turd Karl Rove's claim that he has not spoken with his friend and large Republican donor Bob Perry in over a year.
"Oh please. As if. Karl can kiss my ass," she should have said.
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 12:09:00 PM
Q: What else do the Bush campaign and the sWift Boat Veterans for Truth have in common?
A: They share a lawyer, Benjamin Ginsberg. The Florida recount Benjamin Ginsberg.
Fun fact: somebody here said they just heard on the radio that he's leaving the campaign. Developing...
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 11:24:00 AM
War heroes Cleland and Rassman to go to Crawford
Kerry takes fight over Vietnam ads to Bush on vacation.
John Kerry is sending two fellow Vietnam veterans to Bunnypants' Texas hellhole on Wednesday to 'press him to condemn' the tv ads that accuse Kerry of lying about his service in Vietnam.
Kerry is sending to Crawford former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia, a frequent companion of Kerry's on the campaign trail and a fellow Vietnam War veteran who lost three limbs during the war.Woohoo! Good move! pReznit Privilege is going to be stuck between a rock a and a hard place with this one. Let's see him or his chickenshit cronies try to attack Max Cleland again.
Cleland and former Army Green Beret Jim Rassman, whose life was saved by Kerry during a Vietnam war firefight, will try to deliver a letter protesting the ads to Bush at his heavily guarded ranch, Kerry aides said.
The Kerry letter, signed by at least seven Democratic senators who have served in the military, calls on Bush to "recognize this blatant attempt at character assassination, and publicly condemn it."
"Call on this group to cease and desist," they wrote.
Cleland said Bush "owes it to every soldier and veteran in the nation to stop condoning their smears through his silence."
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 11:17:00 AM
Unscrupulous lying scumbags make the Baby Jebus cry, George.
"He's not used to having to stand behind what he's done."
"[I]t is an example of the president's moral cowardice that he has such a long record of having others savage his opponents - for sins of which he is usually more guilty than they - and then denying any responsibility for what's happening."
- Josh Marshall, urging Kerry to get out there and enthusiastically bitchslap the lying little punk.
Posted by maru at 8/25/2004 11:15:00 AM
Hey - it could still be true
"[A] new group has emerged, this one composed of former Bush colleages, challenging the president's activities during the Vietnam era. That group: Drunken Stateside Sons of Privilege for Plausible Deniability. They've apparently got some things to say about a certain Halloween party in '71 that involved trashcan punch and a sodomized piñata. Jon - they just want to set the record straight. That's all they're out for."
- The Daily Show's senior political analyst Rob Corddry (seen at Eschaton).
Posted by maru at 8/24/2004 03:13:00 PM