So... what's up today?
March 31, 2007
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 11:47:00 PM
More cat food recalls
M/D Dry Cat Food is being pulled -- does your vet know?
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food from the market. Hill's is taking this precautionary action because during a two-month period in early 2007, wheat gluten for this product was provided by a company that also supplied wheat gluten to Menu Foods. U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests of wheat gluten samples from this period show the presence of a small amount of melamine.Update: Alpo canned dog food added to the recall list.
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 11:21:00 AM
Hey, K-dog, don't keep your day-job, either
From the western wing to the Crawford ranch-- Jon Stewart rips Tone Def MC Rove. Crooks and Liars has the video.
Karl Rove is destroying the executive branch
He has no scruples and I don't mean maybe
He said John McCain had a secret black baby
… Fuck that guy!
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 11:08:00 AM
Sweet chocolate Jesus, it's Caturday!
Egon and SpiceGirl rest up between naps --
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 10:07:00 AM
The George W. Bush screw-ups collector's plates series
Contains NSFW language -
:: giggle ::
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 09:40:00 AM
Obama rips into Boy King, draws enthusiastic applause
Also a threat, from the RNC --
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday accused [the Dictator-tot] of failing to respect the Constitution amid the uproar over the firing of eight federal prosecutors.Dude, fucking get a clue. If you want to "scrutinize" something, I've got a whole fucking long list, you dandruff-eating congenitally clueless asswipe.
"I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution," Obama told an audience at a campaign fundraiser. "I believe in an attorney general who is actually the people's lawyer, not the president's lawyer."
Responding to Obama's comments, Dan Ronayne, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said, "Senator Obama needs to understand that at this level words matter and he will be scrutinized."
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 08:44:00 AM
Jesse Jackson pissed at the CBC
Rev. Jesse Jackson today denounced the Congressional Black Caucus’s planned presidential debate partnership with FOX "News." He called for yesterday’s decision to be reversed and for presidential candidates not to attend the debate.
Jackson said, “I am disappointed by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute's partnership with FOX, and strongly encourage them to reverse that decision. Why would presidential candidates, or an organization that is supposed to advocate for Black Americans, ever give a stamp of legitimacy to a network that continually marginalizes Black leaders and the Black community?"
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 08:31:00 AM
Carol has a beautiful photo of a comet and galaxies up. I love space pics. Also a link to cheesecam.
Man, those have gotta hurt -- Bob Geiger has the Saturday toons.
I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my chocklit Jesus... the General writes a letter to Bill Donohue, concerning the sweet Holy Wang.
Posted by maru at 3/31/2007 08:15:00 AM
March 30, 2007
Whereby our hero calls upon the Secretary of State to testify about the misadministration's lies.
No, the other ones.
Henry Waxman has invited Condoleezza Rice to testify before his panel on whether Saddam Hussein's government tried to acquire uranium yellowcake from Niger.
Waxman wants Rice to answer questions about the "fabricated intelligence about Iraq's efforts to obtain uranium from Niger to justify launching the Iraq war."
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 04:03:00 PM
Turdblossom circling the drain
- paraphrasing Gordon.
Multiple sources reported today that a top aide to Karl Rove will soon step down from her job in the White House. The aide, Sara M. Taylor, was identified in yesterday's hearing with a former top Justice Department official as seeking the resignation of a US Attorney in Arkansas. She could still face a subpoena, RAW STORY learned.And...
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today requested that former Special Assistant to the President, Susan Ralston, appear at a deposition on Apr. 5th, as part of the committee's ongoing investigation into the connection between the White House and lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ralston, who was a deputy to White House Adviser Karl Rove between 2001 and 2006, appeared frequently in emails collected in the case.This is in addition to Henry Waxman's demand for info regarding Karl's possibly illegal power-point slide show to the GSA targeting Democrats.
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 03:40:00 PM
Friday cat blogging
My laser-eyes will destroy you, squirrel! Mwahahahaha!
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 10:35:00 AM
No. No no no no no no no no no no no
Republican't presidential longshot Mitt Romney's list of possible potential running mates includes Newt Gingrich and Jeb, the somewhat-smarter Bush brother.
"I love him. If his name weren't Bush, he'd be running for president, I'm convinced," said Romney.
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 10:21:00 AM
Mmmmmm... chocolate Jesus...
Morally bankrupt -- but damned delicious
A 6-foot milk-chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ, dubbed “My Sweet Lord” by its creator, has left a sour taste in the mouths of a Catholic group infuriated by the anatomically correct confection.
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 08:05:00 AM
Rethugs panic, try to freeze hearing
In his Senate testimony yesterday, Kyle Sampson tried to be a “loyal Bushie,” a term Mr. Sampson used in his infamous e-mail message to describe what he was looking for in United States attorneys. But if Mr. Sampson was trying to fall on his sword, he had horrible aim. In testimony that got so embarrassing for the White House that the Republicans tried to cut it off, Mr. Sampson simply ended up making it clearer than ever that the eight prosecutors were fired for political reasons...
The administration insists that purge was not about partisan politics. But Mr. Sampson’s alternative explanation was not very credible — that the decision about which of these distinguished prosecutors should be fired was left in the hands of someone as young and inept as Mr. Sampson. If this were an aboveboard, professional process, it strains credulity that virtually no documents were produced when decisions were made, and that none of his recommendations to Mr. Gonzales were in writing.
It is no wonder that the White House is trying to stop Congress from questioning Mr. Rove, Harriet Miers, the former White House counsel, and other top officials in public, under oath and with a transcript. The more the administration tries to spin the prosecutor purge, the worse it looks.
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 07:55:00 AM
Waxman requests documents from Rove
No, regarding the other misadministration scandal
Yesterday, the Committee held a hearing into allegations of misconduct at the General Services Administration (GSA). One of the allegations involved a political presentation that your deputy, J. Scott Jennings, made to the GSA Administrator, Lurita A. Doan, and approximately 40 GSA political appointees in the GSA headquarters building on January 26, 2007.
Just what the fuck did you think you were doing, you crooked little scumbag?
I ask that you provide the Committee with any documents and communications relating to (1) the presentation of the PowerPoint presentation or any similar presentation mentioning future elections or candidates to federal officials and (2) the use of federal agencies or resources to help Republican candidates.
I request that you answer the Committee’s questions and provide the requested documents by April 13, 2007, otherwise your dog gets it.
Henry A. Waxman, Chairman
cc: Tom Davis, Ranking Minority Dipshit
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 07:42:00 AM
Alberto's BFF, Dear Leader, busy... ummm... "doin' stuff"
Preznit Loyaltude isn't ridin' to the rescue of his Texas pardner Alberto Gonzales, after Kyle Sampson cut his old boss's nuts off at the Senate Judiciary Committee inquiry yesterday and waved them around his head like a flag.
Publicly, the White House backed away from defending Gonzales even before Sampson had finished testifying.
"I'm going to have to let the attorney general speak for himself," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
Posted by maru at 3/30/2007 07:25:00 AM