December 31, 2005
Sanctimonious hypocrite with gambling problem joins CNN
... the most trusted name in news?
Former 'values' spokes-tool and Fox News contributor Bill "aborting every black baby in this country would reduce the crime rate" Bennett will become a CNN political analyst early in 2006, replacing incontinent traitor Boob Novak. In addition, he is expected to appear on a "culture show" CNN is planning for later in the year, and will also guest-host CNN's new Presstitute Poker. #ucking CNN...
Posted by maru at 12/31/2005 11:42:00 AM
December 30, 2005
The year in stupidity
"Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job" was named as Preznit Bonehead's most memorable phrase of 2005, beating out "Wow, Brazil is really big!", "I think I may need a bathroom break. Is this possible?" and "Look, I'm wearing new underpants!"
Posted by maru at 12/30/2005 12:37:00 PM
The fix is in
Firedoglake asks 'guess who has been put in charge of the Iraqi Oil Ministry, only days after he was soundly trounced in the latest round of Iraqi elections?'
If you guessed the neocon pet thug who helped the Bush misadministration lie us into war, you win!
Posted by maru at 12/30/2005 12:13:00 PM
With all other problems solved, Bush's handpicked cronies in the Bush Justice Department have opened an investigation into who leaked the information about Bush's secret domestic spying program.
The inquiry will focus on who spilled the beans about the misadministration's illegal, warrantless surveillance of American citizens to the New York Times a couple of weeks ago.
Trust me. I'm a short-fingered, powermad goon.
Did you know...
That every visitor to www.whitehouse.gov is tracked electronically?
Have a nice day!
Posted by maru at 12/30/2005 11:48:00 AM
Sorry for the light posting, but I've been exhausted.
Around the intarwebs
Posted by maru at 12/30/2005 11:28:00 AM
December 28, 2005
There's cat-hair all over my mouse ball
After spending yesterday and the day before zoned out on the couch smoking cigars and watching TV, today I'm doing some cleaning, and putting together my new toys. Sadly, I didn't get a laptop, but I did get my first ever cellphone! I have officially joined the 21st century.
I also got this (click to enlarge):
Yes, its a dogpoop calendar, and very tastefully done, I must say.
And the fountain:
This oughtta look awesome once it gets dark.
Posted by maru at 12/28/2005 11:51:00 AM
December 27, 2005
The gang of four, from the Biomes Blog. Plus I added a couple:
Four jobs you’ve had in your life:
pet store cage-and-animal cleaner
cubic zirconia grower
Office Space-type drone
Four movies you could watch over and over:
Battle of the Bulge
The Lord of the Rings movies (counts as one!!)
The Star Wars movies (!one!)
This is Spinal Tap
Four places you’ve lived:
state of shock
Four TV shows you love(d):
The Daily Show
Four places you’ve been on vacation:
Four websites you visit daily (that aren't on the bloglists):
Four of your favorite foods:
Four places you want to be:
Rocky Mountain National Park
in front of the TV when they frog-march Karl Rove out of the White House
Four books you could read over and over:
The Lord of the Rings
...And Ladies of the Club
Four songs you can't get tired of listening to:
Sweet Child o' Mine
The Return of the King
Passing the ball to Elayne!
Posted by maru at 12/27/2005 10:02:00 AM
Sometime last night we went over 500,000 hits! Thanks, everybody!
Posted by maru at 12/27/2005 09:14:00 AM
Santa brought Egon a present, too!
The g-pukes investigated Clinton’s cat but only plans ‘oversight’ on Bush’s illegal spying
The Pensito Review reports.
"[The Dictator-tot] reasoned that, as he was fighting a war, one that conveniently for him was never going to end, he could do anything he liked because he was the king..."
- from a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed.
Posted by maru at 12/27/2005 08:46:00 AM
December 26, 2005
Bush presses editors on security
His job security.
wHoreward Kurtz of the WaComPo reports that the honor-an'-integrity president has been summoning newspaper editors to meetings in an effort to prevent publication of stories he considers damaging to
his misadministration "national security." First the Dictator-tot tried to bury the news that he authorized illegal eavesdropping on American citizens. Now we find out he met with editors to put the kibosh on their publishing articles disclosing the existence of the secret CIA "black prison" torture camps in Eastern Europe.
And before you give kudos to a newly-reballed media, now comes word that two columnists have admitted that they accepted payments from indicted rethug pet lobbyist Jack Abramoff for up to two dozen columns favorable to the repuke's clients.
Posted by maru at 12/26/2005 11:17:00 AM
December 24, 2005
Douchebag of Liberty: the neocons knew there were no WMDs in Iraq
From Wolf's interview of the cranky incontinent traitor and next Fox Nooze anal-ist last night:
BLITZER: Was the president sold a bill of goods on Iraq?
NOVAK: I think they got in a mindset where they really wanted change of government, and then it was a need to find reasons for a change of government.
BLITZER: Why was that?
NOVAK: I believe that they felt that this was the key to American foreign policy.
Found this at Yellow Dog Blog: hero/patriot Scott Ritter rips drunken assclown Chris Hitchens a new asshole:
"Stop evaluating Iraq from the perspective of a security threat to the US or you'll make yourself crazy – because it didn't exist," said Ritter. "This had nothing whatsoever to do with the security of the United States and it had everything to do with correcting a political embarrassment to the US and that was Saddam Hussein remaining in power."
Hey, if I don't see you guys later, have a very merry Christmas!!
Posted by maru at 12/24/2005 08:11:00 AM
You go, dude!
JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: How are you doing? So after Nixon was doing this illegal eavesdropping on Americans, they made this -- they created this court in the Justice Department that is specifically authorized to OK the wiretaps if the administration asks permission, is that right?
BLITZER: In 1978 they did that. It's called the FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
CAFFERTY: Yes, and if my reading is correct, they've turned down exactly five requests in the last 25 years out of tens of thousands. And you can even get permission up to 72 hours after you conduct the wiretap, right?
BLITZER: That is correct.
CAFFERTY: So why can't they pick up the phone and saw we want to do this?
LESLIE the Wonder-whore: What they said is that the new technology requires a different kind of process. And they don't necessarily have that standard probable cause that would justify a court warrant. They just need to do it to save your life.
CAFFERTY: Yes. Well, you know what? He's in big trouble. And I can't wait for the hearings to start in January.
Posted by maru at 12/24/2005 07:56:00 AM
Start spreadin' the word
The 'I' word. On cardboard signs, stickers, grafitti... All it takes is a leftover amazon.com box and a black magic marker.
"[H]oly crap! If you're not motivated to get out there with a few paper signs or stickers now, you're clinically dead!" - Kagro X, at DKos.
"Suddenly, the "I" word - impeachment - is popping up all over - and starting to appear credible to the pundits of conventional wisdom."
Posted by maru at 12/24/2005 07:38:00 AM
December 23, 2005
Dick Cheney's imperial presidency
Before 9/11, Mr. Cheney was trying to undermine the institutional and legal structure of multilateral foreign policy: he championed the abrogation of the Antiballistic Missile Treaty with Moscow in order to build an antimissile shield that doesn't work but makes military contactors rich.
Early in his tenure, Mr. Cheney, who - ahem - "quit" as chief executive of Halliburton to run with Smarty McGeniusson in 2000, gathered his energy industry cronies at secret meetings in Washington to rewrite energy policy to their specifications. Mr. Chicanery offered the usual excuses about the need to get candid advice on important matters, and the courts, sadly, bought it. But the task force was not an exercise in diverse views. The Dick gathered people who agreed with him, and allowed them to write national policy for an industry in which he had recently amassed a fortune...
- from here. Mostly.
Posted by maru at 12/23/2005 10:48:00 AM
Party support in Senate erodes around Frist
Senate majority leader/douchebag Bill Frist found his party in a dogfight yesterday, with GOP lawmakers joining united Democrats in a series of embarrassing setbacks for Emperor Idiot and the Republican agenda of turning the country into one huge concentration camp
Senator Trent Lott, the whinging, hair-helmeted republican who lost the leader's post to Frist, said the GOP leader needed to be tougher on his colleagues to deliver the president's priorities.
"The leader has to be prepared to roll people," Lott said. "Instead, he's turned into a fucking zombie."
"Urrrrrrr... brains. Cat... brains....."
Posted by maru at 12/23/2005 09:36:00 AM
Daschle: Congress didn't OK spying, you lying sack of shit
The misadministration requested, and Congress rejected, war-making authority "in the United States" after the 9/11 attacks.
"Literally minutes before the Senate cast its vote, the administration sought to add the words 'in the United States and' after 'appropriate force' in the agreed-upon text," Daschle wrote in a WaComPo op-ed. "This last-minute change would have given that miserable, power-mad fuckwit broad authority to exercise expansive powers not just overseas -- where we all understood he wanted authority to act -- but right here in the United States, potentially against American citizens. I could see no justification for Congress to accede to this extraordinary request for additional authority. I refused to accede."
"If the stories in the media over the past week are accurate, the president has exercised authority that I do not believe is granted to him in the Constitution, and that I know is not granted to him in the law that I helped negotiate with his counsel and that Congress approved in the days after September 11," Daschle wrote. "What's more, he knows it too, the fucking liar."
Posted by maru at 12/23/2005 09:19:00 AM
December 22, 2005
Kudos to the General's French grandson!
Ben discusses the double-standard of Hollywood showing huge swinging meatbags at Chapel Perilous.
The O'Grinch Factor, via Tild.
Heh heh heh: the mAnn Coulter merry-go-round.
"While Bush was busy illegally spying on Americans, someone just stole 400 pounds of high-powered explosives including undetectable C-4."
Mark at the Biomes Blog writes to John lame-ass Kerry.
Corrente asks what's on Dick Cheney's iPod?
Sound of kittens frying
Retarded babies getting squished by Godzilla
The Hindenburg disaster
Puppies going though a wood chipper
Lady Chatterly's Lover, as read by Lynne Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld
Posted by maru at 12/22/2005 06:21:00 PM
War on Christmas!
Why do they hate the baby Jebus?
"Merry Fristmas," congressional aides muttered as they passed each other in the chilly halls, taking a sullen dig at Majority Leader/douchebag Bill Frist.
Frist, of course, blamed the Democrats.
Posted by maru at 12/22/2005 02:09:00 PM
'Wtf were they thinking?!' says FISA court.
One government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the administration complained bitterly that the FISA process demanded too much: to name a target and give a reason to spy on it.
Posted by maru at 12/22/2005 11:55:00 AM
Ho ho ho
Helen Thomas's reindeer run over WH spokes-liar Scott McClellan:
McClellan: Well, maybe you missed some of his recent speeches and his remarks, but the President said it was the right decision to remove Saddam Hussein and his regime from power --
Helen: And a right decision to move in and to tell the people, the American people, that it was all a mistake, and stay there?
McClellan: I don't think he said that. He said that Saddam Hussein was a destabilizing force in a dangerous region of the world --
McClellan: It is true. He was a threat. And the threat has been removed.
Helen: We had sanctions, we had satellites, we were bombing. Jebus, Scott, don't quote fucking talking points to me.
McClellan: :: whimper :: Let's talk about why it's so important, what we're working to accomplish in Iraq --
Helen: I want to know why we're still there killing people, when we went in by mistake.
McClellan: We are liberating people and freeing people to live in a democracy. And why we're still there --
Helen: Do you think we're spreading democracy when you spy and put out disinformation and do all the things that -- secret prisons, and torture?
McClellan: ::.. shit... :: Freedom! Democracy! 9/11! You defeatest terrist-lover! Gah!
- via Yellow Dog Blog, mostly.
Posted by maru at 12/22/2005 10:14:00 AM
I think this pic is by woofiemama.
Santa Clause: Feds clear Santa's flight plan, except for the airspace around Dick Cheney's house.
Public: bah, humbug to Boy King
Stupie McLyington's approval rating back down to 41%
Nearly two-thirds of those polled said they are not buying the whole spying-to-keep-us-safer thing, and are calling shenanigans on aWol's lies about going to war.
Fun fact: in a nonscientific poll, 88% of
America-haters Americans said they want the lying warmonkey to be impeached.
Posted by maru at 12/22/2005 10:07:00 AM
December 21, 2005
Rethugs lying to defend Bush's spying
Sen. John Cornyn: "None of your civil liberties matter much after you're dead."
John at AmericaBlog: "Apparently they don't matter much when we're alive either."
Now, please sit down before I tell you this. But, the right wing blogs, Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh are lying to you.
Anyway, to debunk the first lie, here is ThinkProgress' report on the Echelon program - a program that Newsmax, among others, claimed had Clinton spying on MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. Yeah right. And if that were the case, then why would Bush even need the Patriot Act?
Anyway, ThinkProgress has dissected these morons and shows that they're lying.
As these guys are spreading this crap all over talk radio and around the Net, please do take ThinkProgress' analysis and email around the Net. - AmericaBlog.
Posted by maru at 12/21/2005 12:41:00 PM