August 31, 2006

Senile, racist crackpot tries ratcheting up the fearmongering
No, the other one.

Republican Senator warns against mutant Islamofascist vampires driving taxis: drooling psychopath Conrad Burns, whose recent comments to firefighters and small Guatemalans have stirred controversy, says the United States is up against a "faceless enemy" of terrorists who "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night.' "

Bonus stupid points: Pickles Stepford was with him at the time.

Oh good gravy
Mommy, why won't daddy hug me?

He's dead, dear FlatDaddy: life-sized cardboard cut-outs of your loved ones who are serving in Iraq.

Nancy Pelosi Derangement Syndrome

"This is the moment to say that there are things in life worth fighting and dying for and one of 'em is making sure Nancy Pelosi doesn't become the Speaker."
- insane Fox Nooze blowhole Sean Hannity.

The Bush ecomnitude
The US could be in a recession, says new report.

Frist expected to get medical board fine, fire extinguisher for pants
I guess just looking at a video just isn't enough. Senate Majority Leader/douchebag Bill "values" Frist is facing fines and make-overs for not completing his medical board requirements.

In a license renewal form filed with the board earlier this year, Frist certified he had met the state's continuing education requirement - 40 hours over the previous two years.

In response to several inquiries from the Associated Press, however, the Tennessee Republican acknowledged Tuesday that he had not done all the work.
In other words, he lied. That is so fucking magical! What a hypocrite! LOL

There he goes again
Bush is still at it: from Brian Williams' interview with Stupie McLiar Tuesday night:

WILLIAMS: Do you have any moments of doubt that we fought a wrong war? Or that there’s something wrong with the perception of America overseas?

BUSH: Well those are two different questions, did we fight the wrong war, and absolutely — I have no doubt — the war came to our shores, remember that. We had a foreign policy that basically said, let’s hope calm works. And we were attacked.

WILLIAMS: But those weren't Iraqis.

BUSH: They weren’t, no, I agree, they weren't Iraqis, nor did I ever say Iraq ordered that attack, but they're a part of, Iraq is part of the struggle against the terrorists. Now in terms of image, of course I worry about American image. We are great at TV, and yet we are getting crushed on the PR front. I personally do not believe that Saddam Hussein picked up the phone and said, “al-Qaida, attack America.”

But the war came to our shores, remember. 9/11. So we attacked. Iraq. 9/11. You hate America, donchoo, you fascist-lovin' terrist-appeasin' defeatist?

Blithering moron.


Catapulting the propaganda
"If you don't support us, you support the terrorists": Bush team to cast foes {Ahem, WaComPo, maybe you mean 'critics'? - Ed.} as 'defeatists.'

[Stinky McSquirtypants] and his surrogates are launching a new campaign intended to rebuild support for the war in Iraq by accusing the opposition of aiming to appease terrorists and cut off funding for troops on the battlefield, charges that many Democrats say distort their stated positions.

Pressed to support these allegations, the White House yesterday could cite no major Democrat who has proposed cutting off funds or suggested that withdrawing from Iraq would persuade terrorists to leave Americans alone. But White House and Republican officials said those are logical interpretations of the Democratic position favoring a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
Yeah They've got nothing - so they're making shit up.

Playing politics with terrorism: Fascism, terrism, 9/11, fear... Fascism, terrism, 9/11, fear... Fascism, terrism, 9/11, fear...
[Farty McGameboy] is kicking off another series of speeches to counter opposition to the war in Iraq, Americans' impatience with the rising US death toll and anxiety about possible terrorist attacks. {Who's anxious?? Nobody I know, and I work near NYC. - Ed.}

White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said Bush would use the speeches to assess the war on terror, outline the capabilities of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups and remind Americans of steps the administration has taken to protect the nation.
Whatever the hell they are. And btw, are any Dems at all ever going to mention the "Bin Laden Determined to Strike Inside the US" PDB??
Bush's new PR offensive is a recycled old lie and thinly disguised McCarthyism. Bush will try to convince the American people that Iraq is a part of the war on terror and, opposing the war is un-American. Never mind that Bush's war on terror is not only phony, it makes real terrorism worse and endangers American lives. What will happen when we get a real terrorist threat? Merely asking makes you a "Nazi appeaser". Bush and Rumsfeld breathe new life in odious McCarthyism. This cynical exploitation of fear does not makes us safer. It endangers us all.

Remembrance of Bush's fiascoes
"As he travels the nation to commemorate Katrina and 9/11, the president is only highlighting the tragedy of his own incompetence."

Five years later, the Day of Remembrance for Sept. 11 should properly begin on Aug. 6 to recall the Presidential Daily Briefing that Bush received in 2001, titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US," which he ignored, dismissing his CIA briefer: "Well, you've covered your ass now."

Before then, the administration had shunted aside the terrorist issue as something tainted by association with Bill Clinton. Counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke was ignored and demoted, pushed off the National Security Council Principals Committee. Despite Clarke's urgent entreaties the Principals Committee discussed terrorism only once, deciding at Rumsfeld's behest not to fly Predator drones for surveillance over Osama bin Laden's camps in Afghanistan. Bush's final dismissal of the threat warning on Aug. 6 meant that the CIA and FBI and other agencies were under no pressure from above to coordinate or even to be on the alert for terrorist plots.

In the aftermath of the derelict approach before 9/11, incompetent bungling has been compounded.

- Sidney Blumenthal.

Senile, fearmongering demagogue gets pantsed
Keith Olbermann kicks ass -

Mr. Rumsfeld’s remarkable comments to the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday demand the deep analysis - and the sober contemplation - of every American. For they do not merely serve to impugn the morality or intelligence - indeed, the loyalty - of the majority of Americans who oppose the transient occupants of the highest offices in the land. Worse, still, they credit those same transient occupants - our employees - with a total omniscience; a total omniscience which neither common sense, nor this administration’s track record at home or abroad, suggests they deserve.

Dissent and disagreement with government is the life’s blood of human freedom; And not merely because it is the first roadblock against the kind of tyranny the men Mr. Rumsfeld likes to think of as "his" troops still fight, this very evening, in Iraq.

It is also essential. Because just every once in awhile it is right - and the power to which it speaks, is wrong....

This country faces a new type of fascism indeed.

- Crooks and Liars has the complete transcript and the video.

Dems bash Rumsfeld's Nazi comments
"What the Secretary must be forgetting is what emboldens the enemy is sending our troop into the line of fire without the equipment they need to protect themselves and get the job done. What emboldens the enemy is sending them there without the military intelligence to get the job done." - Nancy Pelosi.

"After 21 months of trying to find something I can agree with Secretary Rumsfeld on, it is true: the American people are being lied to and I totally agree with Secretary Rumsfeld. What I disagree with is the fact that he's the one doing the lying." - Eric Massa, Navy veteran and New York Democratic House candidate.

"It's a political rant to cover up his incompetence." - Sen. Jack Reed, former Army officer and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"Secretary Rumsfeld's reckless comments show why America is not as safe as it can or should be five years after 9/11. If there's one person who has failed to learn the lessons of history it's Donald Rumsfeld."- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

"He sounded like a batty old man. A more decent society would put him in one of those coats with no cuffs and take him off to one of those rooms with padding on the walls." - Paul Begala.

"Bush compares terrorists to Nazis. His family has made money off of both." - headline on the intarwebs.

Rumsfeld: majority of Americans America-hating Nazi symps
'If you don't agree with us, you're a Nazi lover.'

With the war in Iraq looking like an unwinnable disaster and the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina putting even more focus on the failures of the Bush administration, it was time to divert some of the media focus and crank up the fear/war-mongering rhetoric. Enter Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and FOX News...

August 30, 2006

Yet another Republican investigated for yet another stupid, possibly criminal action
Inquiry finds massive corruption by Rove, Bush buddy. No, the other one. Again.

State Department investigators have concluded that Kenneth Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees government broadcasts to foreign countries, improperly hired a friend on the public payroll for nearly $250,000 over two and a half years, used his government office for personal business - including running a “horse racing operation,” repeatedly used government employees to do his personal errands and billed the government for more days of work than the rules permit.
And in a move that will surprise nobody, Preznit Values Integritude "continues to support Tomlinson’s renomination to another term as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors."

Senate moves to give Bush more power to illegally wiretap. Wtf is wrong with these idiots??

Yale shmale


Makin' progress
If by 'progress' you mean 'corpses.'

Blasts kill more than 40 in Iraq.

Bomb in Baghdad market district kills 24.

Iraqi hospitals are war’s new ‘killing fields.'

An isolated mistake, huh?
"Only a decade ago, as governor of Virginia, Sen. George 'macaca' Allen personally initiated an association with hate group Council of Conservative Citizens, the successor organization to the segregationist White Citizens Council and among the largest white supremacist groups."

Fox "News" numbers, like their anchors, are shit
While CNN and MSNBC's ratings for the same period have increased, the neocon network nooze channel's have gone down like Rush Limbaugh on a rubber woman.

Awww, poor babies
The National Review nitwits get their panties in a bunch.

Blow it out your ass
Bush critics similar to Nazi appeasers? Fuck you.

[GameBoy McStinkypants] has let Dick Cheney and Rummy launch Cat-5 attacks on critics of the war. Darth Vader reiterated his nutty pre-emption policy, and Rummy compared critics of Iraq to Chamberlains who appeased Hitler, noting that “once again we face similar challenges in efforts to confront the rising threat of a new type of fascism.”

Somebody needs to corner the defense chief and explain that it’s not that we don’t want to fight terrorism, it’s that we want to do it efficiently and effectively. Why is it necessary to scare the country, make false connections between an ill-conceived war and fighting terror, and demonize critics with outrageously careless historical references to Hitler and fascism?

Fascism is new buzzword among fascistic GOP fascists
"If Mr. Rumsfeld is so concerned with comparisons to World War II, he should explain why our troops have now been fighting in Iraq longer than it took our forces to defeat the Nazis in Europe." - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

White House aides and Republican strategists said the new description is an attempt to frighten and polarize the sheeplike electorate more clearly identify the ideology that motivates many organized terrorist groups.

"It definitively defines the enemy in a way that we can't because they're not in uniforms," said GOP pollster Ed Goeas.

"Typically, the Bush administration finds its vocabulary someplace in the middle ground of popular culture. It seems to me that they're trying to find something that resonates, without any effort to really define what they mean," said Wayne Fields, a specialist in presidential rhetoric at Washington University in St. Louis.

Pollster Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, said the "fascist" label may evoke comparisons to World War II and remind Americans of the lack of personal freedoms in fundamentalist countries. "But this could only affect public opinion on the margins," he said.

"Having called these people `evildoers,' fascism is just a new wrinkle," he said.

Stephen J. Wayne, a professor of government at Georgetown University, suggested White House strategists "probably had a focus group and they found the word 'fascist.'

"Most people are against fascists of whatever form. By definition, fascists are bad. If you're going to demonize, you might as well use the toughest words you can," Wayne said.

"Oil companies nervously drop gas prices, worried that their employees in Washington DC might not be re-elected." - headline on the intarwebs.

Republican to campaign for republican candidate in CT senate race
Republican Jack Kemp will campaign in Connecticut on behalf of egomaniacal dipshit and professional Bushkissing whiner Sore Loserman.

Lieberman, who is banking on Republican and independent support to carry him to victory over Lamont in November, said he was not worried that a campaign visit by a Republican like Kemp would anger Democrats.
"I think if anyone complains about Jack Kemp coming in on my behalf, it just shows that they're still blinded by the old partisan politics," he said. "Jack's a devoted Republican, I'm a devoted Democrat, but we agree on a lot of stuff."
If you're as devoted as you say, you wouldn't be in this race right now, would you? Fuckwit.

Inouye dropping Lieberman like a hot squishy turd
Will support Ned Lamont as the 'Democratic voters' choice in the general election.'

I am so sick of Joe Lieberman. God, do I want to bitchslap that self-righteous little cornhole.

"After the primary, Senator Inouye (D-HI) was most disappointed and unhappy when Senator Lieberman remarked that the Democratic Party no longer represented the mainstream of America, and that the Democratic Party had lost its values."

Bubble-Boy's carefully choreographed Katrina caper

He did not stray far from his script nor venture out of his motorcade as it sped past some of the worst destruction in the Lower Ninth Ward, where rows of gutted homes stood along deserted streets.

Instead, in a series of upbeat events designed to underscore progress, Mr. Bush struck an optimistic - and at times almost defiant - tone.
- the NY Times.

"A trip of staged, studiously happy settings"
"Bush comforts New Orleans." - the AssPress. 'Comforts'? Right.

"Bush traveling to New Orleans for a photo-op is like General Sherman dropping by Atlanta to cheer them up." - Rozius. That's more like it. That I'll believe.

At a stop at a building company in Gulfport, Miss., [Bunnypants] chirped biblically: “There will be a momentum, momentum will be gathered. Houses will begat jobs, jobs will begat houses.”

Douglas Brinkley, the New Orleans writer who recounted the history of the failure in “The Great Deluge,’’ noted that Mr. Bush was merely “sweating bullets trying to get the visit over with.”

“In the Republican playbook, Katrina’s a loser,’’ he said.

Celebrating a heckuva job
End of summer got you down? Cheer up! It’s Bushtemberfest!

Bushtemberfest, or the Festival of Fatal Fuckups, will give GOP-weary Americans a chance to celebrate the non-accomplishments of George W. Bush, the first president to let one major American city be devastated by terrorists and allow another one to drown, all within the space of a few years.

The observance will start with the anniversary of the flooding of New Orleans and climax with the anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, during which time we will pray — loudly and publicly — that no other disasters befall us while we await the blessed day that King George and his menagerie of religious hucksters, corporate bandits and ideological grifters get their eviction notice...

- The Opinion Mill, which is asking for ideas on how to best observe the holiday, such as "I’ll be celebrating by leaving my kids in the bathtub alone with the water running. When they start crying I’ll yell that I’ll be right there - then I’ll show up a week later!"

I'm not going to read the warnings or directions on the flea bombs the bf brought over, that way I can be totally poleaxed when the house explodes in roiling, stinky flames.

August 29, 2006

Makin' progress
Security deteriorates in southern Iraq: "A surge in bloodshed left at least 50 people dead in a suicide car-bombing and clashes between Shiite militia and Iraqi security forces yesterday. In a brutal contradiction of claims that violence was decreasing, street fighting in the town of Diwaniya represented some of the bloodiest clashes yet among rival factions in Shiite southern Iraq."

About 100 Iraqi Shiite soldiers have refused to "stand up" -"marking the second time Iraqi soldiers have balked at following their assignment."

The US military announced that nine US soldiers were killed over the weekend in and around Baghdad, eight by roadside bombs and one by gunfire.

Afghanistan is "going swimmingly"

"British forces suffered their 14th combat death in Afghanistan yesterday as commanders admitted that intense fighting against the Taliban meant they were using up missiles, rockets and spares at an alarming rate. Apache helicopters have been particularly hard hit with a senior Army source claiming that stocks of weapons and components meant to last until April next year could be used up well before Christmas."

Cyborg short-circuits, continuously plays broken record
Cheney can't scare me anymore, the miserable senile old coot

Americans aren't falling for this ''only more war can protect you from the evil terrorists'' routine as easily as they once did, judging from Bush's abysmal popularity poll figures hovering in the one-in-three range.

It has taken three-and-a-half years, the deaths of 2,600 US military personnel and the wounding of 19,000 others, the waste of $400 billion perfectly good dollars, escalating worldwide terrorism and a virtual civil war in Iraq, but polls suggest even patriotic self-delusion eventually wears thin without evidence and results.
- Robert Steinback, Miami Herald contributor.

"Mehhh! America-hater! Where's muh prunes?"

Bush White House to be subpoenaed by wiretap lawyers
Raw Story reports -

Two lawyers, representing hundreds of plaintiffs in lawsuits against Verizon, AT&T, and the US government, will announce today that they are serving both the Bush administration and Verizon with subpoenas.

The announcement is due to arrive at 4:30 PM, outside of Verizon headquarters in New York.

I'd pay to see that!
President of Iran proposes televised debate with Stinky McFartypants.

"Hey, Amanjameedamarzippon, pull muh finger!"

CT Dems tell Loserman to piss off
Don't whine in our parade -

Committee call shenanigans on fake Democrat marching with local Dems in town's Labor Day Parade.

"I told him through his office, that as a duly elected Democratic official, he's putting me in an uncomfortable, almost embarrassing position. We have a duly elected candidate, who was endorsed by a historic turnout of state Democrats in the recent primary. I don't have to march with [that Bush -kissing toady Lieberman], the DTC doesn't have to march with him, so why would he want to make it look like he's in good graces with the Democratic Party? He is not in good graces with state Democrats.

"He was privately and publicly asked not to run by many state Democrats, and decided to run anyway even after he lost the primary. Philosophically, I have a problem with that.... And I'm not going to reward that behavior by marching beside him on Labor Day."
- Selectman Herb Rosenthal of Newtown, Conn.

Heckuva job lying for me, Brownie!
Integritude: Former FEMA head and horse-fluffer Michael Brown says Bush and the White House wanted him to lie about the misadministration's response to Hurricane Katrina and to "take the heat for their bungling."

[The misadministration's patsy] cited what he called an e-mail "from a very high source in the White House that says the president at a Cabinet meeting said, 'Thank goodness Brown's taking all the heat because it's better that he takes the heat than I do.'"
Puh, never mind that - JonBenet's non-killer has been released.

Good evening, Godless sodomites…
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert at the Emmys -

Supportin' the troops
In this time of war, it is important that we rally behind the President's courageous initiative to slash the budget for the Veterans' Brain Injury Center - headline on the internets.

'"It's just ridiculous," said Sgt. Maj. Colin Rich, a soldier who has been legally blind since he was shot in the head while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. "Whoever is cutting the budget must have a head injury themselves."

"Some say Dick Cheney is wrong to have sex with a six-year-old boy...."


Can't sleep - clowns will eat me…
Rummy complains media manipulated by extremists. No, the other ones.

Donald Rumsfeld said Monday he is deeply troubled by the success of terrorist groups in "manipulating the media" to influence Westerners. "That's the thing that keeps me up at night," he said.
Gosh. Poor little guy. And everything else is going so well.

In other deluded crackpot news, today Rummy Godwinned critics of the Bush misadministration's disastrous policies and accused them of "trying to appease a new type of fascism."
Rumsfeld portrayed administration's critics as suffering from "moral and intellectual confusion" about what threatens the nation's security and accused them of lacking the courage to fight back.
"Moral..".. While linking September 11th with Iraq again. Yes, with the anniversary of the terrorist attacks approaching, a coordinated White House strategery is underway to warn people how frightened they should be unless the republicans remain in charge. Because they've done such a great job so far.

"Meep. Zorp. Nyyiiii..."

Pic from BartCop.

Bush to remember Katrina victims, then forget them for another year
Farty McStinkerson holds 'carefully orchestrated' photo-op. Haven't these people suffered enough?

On the anniversary of his eating birthday cake during mega-disaster Hurricane Katrina, President Bush returned to the still-devastated Gulf Coast promising to start continue federal assistance, and eagerly pointing out signs of progress.

“It’s amazing, isn’t?” he told a gathering under a sweltering sun. “It’s amazing what the world looked like then and what it looks like now.”

Mr. Bush delivered his remarks at an intersection in a working-class Biloxi neighborhood against a carefully orchestrated backdrop of neatly reconstructed homes. Just a few feet out of camera range stood gutted houses with wires dangling from interior ceilings. A tattered piece of crime scene tape hung from a tree in the field where Bush spoke. A toilet seat lay on its side in the grass.

Pressed for a time frame for the rebuilding, Bush said: "Well it's hard for me to say. I would say years, not months."

“It’s friends helpin' friends that turns out tuh make a 'normous difference,” he added, drinking lemonade from Trent Lott's completely rebuilt front porch.

National disaster.

August 28, 2006

I'm here. Just stuck in incredibly long, boring meetings today.

August 26, 2006

Yale Shmale
Canadian university launches a campaign to attract students with photos of George Bush under the caption "Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn't necessarily mean you're smart."

Well, there's something you don't see every day
Pompous, drunken bunghole flips off, f-bombs TV audience - Crooks and Liars has the video.

Gosh, it must be doubly worse on the ground
"Katrina Damage Plagues Bush" - headline at the WaComPo, via yahoonews.

Poor baby.

Pwn3d, II
Man in monkey suit makes macaca moron George Allen chicken out of event.

The senator was expected at City Hall, but about a dozen Democratic protesters, an equal number of local Republicans and several city council members and city staff who had gathered along Beverley Street were left shaking their heads.

War widow to murdering war monkey: you should be ashamed of yourself, you stupid #ucking asstool


[Halley] went much farther in her criticism of the President, telling him directly that he was "responsible" for the deaths of American soldiers and that as a "Christian man," he should recognize that he's "made a mistake" and that it was his "responsibility to end this."

She recounted to me that she was "very direct," telling Bush: "As President, you're here to serve the people. And the people are not being served with this war."

The Cheney presidency

The media focuses relentless attention on the president, on the premise that he is actually the chief executive. But for all intents and purposes, Cheney is chief, and Bush is more in the ceremonial role of the queen of England.

Yet the press buys the pretense of Bush being "the decider," and relentlessly covers Bush -- meeting with world leaders, cutting brush, holding press conferences, while Cheney works in secret, largely undisturbed. So let's take half the members of the overblown White House press corps, which has almost nothing to do anyway, and send them over to Cheney Boot Camp for Reporters. They might learn how to be journalists again, and we might learn who is running the government.

- Robert Kuttner.

Selfish egomaniac won't back Dem candidates

Declaring himself a "non-combatant," sanctimonius whiner Joe Lieberman raised anew the question of whether his "independent" candidacy will help Republicans hold onto three Congressional seats in Connecticut and control of the House of Representatives.

The petty little fuckwit was asked whether he still endorses three Democrats looking to unseat endangered Republican incumbents Chris Shays, Rob Simmons and Nancy Johnson.

“I’m a non-combatant,” Lieberman declared. “I am not going to be involved in other campaigns. I think it’s better if I just focus on my own race.”

“It’s a little awkward for me now” to endorse the Democratic candidates in the general election, he said, “since they all endorsed my opponent,” Ned Lamont, who WON THE FUCKING PRIMARY, you WATB LOSER.

August 25, 2006

Oh baby
I've been dying to see that video of Paul Hackett demolishing rightwing dickhole Van Taylor on Hardball for days, but still can't download it for one reason or another. Thank God Bob Geiger has some of the high points up.

[T]his one in which Hackett slaps Taylor for robotically repeating the same stupid talking point about "fighting them there, so we don't have to fight them here":
"That is a false choice and it‘s silly and ridiculous to even imply that. Al Qaeda represents a small faction of the people who are fighting there. They came there because we are there. We rocked the boat there. At this point, this administration has no strategy to fix the problem."
It was a thing of beauty from the same guy who once said about Bush's "bring it on" taunt: "That's the most incredibly stupid comment I've ever heard a president of the United States make."
That was so cool!

9/11 and Katrina: disastrous experiments in liberalism
Uhhh, excuse me... what???

I'll say it again: rebooblicans are fucking insane.