April 29, 2005

Hi all - I'm here in Jeb!Land. I'm still giggling over Monkey McMoron's press catastrophe last night. I left a comment over at skippy, I'll repost it here later if the computer connection holds out. Gawd! Gotta go.

April 27, 2005

"It has now been revealed that a Washington lobbyist personally paid for Tom DeLay's trips using his own credit card. Even more embarrassing, the lobbyist also put the purchase of Tom DeLay on his credit card."
- Leno

"The Vatican put up the pope's email address on their Web site. It's a step up. The church has historically been very slow to embrace technology. Until very recently, their idea of a laptop was an altar boy."
- Bill Maher


Dear diary,
Today I .... what? Where am I?


Ever wonder what your name would be if you were one of the Ramones? Find out with the Ramones name generator!


Dear Mr. McClellan,
We write to ask you to identify who in your office, or in the White House generally, gave Mr. James "hard pass" Guckert, aka Jeff "8 inches cut" Gannon, virtually unfettered access to the White House, and just who was it who "de-briefed" him during the many times he never seemed to leave.

Rep. Louise Slaughter and Rep. John Conyers, Jr.
Ranking Members
House Judiciary and House Rules Committees


"They don't want to govern, they want to rule."
- comment at DKos.

Obstructionist rethug refuses to compromise
Arrogant, inflexible, power-mad whiner "not interested in any deal that fails to ensure Senate confirmation for all" of the Boy King's Talibangelicals.

Senate Majority Leader/douchebag Bill Frist on Tuesday rejected compromise offers by Minority Leader Harry Reid in the fight to confirm Crusader Bunnypants' extremist judicial nominees.

"At the end of the day, one will be left standing: the Constitution, which allows up-or-down votes, or the filibuster," Frist said uncooperatively.

Sen/Dr Frist, seen here endorsing new chewable gpuke Kool-Aid caplets.

Hi all, I'll be in Jeb!World for a week starting tomorrow. I'll try to post from there, but AOL + dial-up usually = flaming headache. The roommates will take care of the critters. Which reminds me, I still have to find a new place to hide the single-malt.
Maybe when I get back there'll be new kittens!

Site I can't get to because I'm at work, but sounds intriguing: I #ucked Ann Coulter in the ass - hard.

Top House rethugs flip-flop on rule they designed to protect corrupt prick
Acknowledge that ethics disputes have taken a toll on the party's image.
No comment.

Reboob House leaders, realizing that their own unethical, cheesy actions are making them all look like complete and utter assclowns, have decided to reverse their bizarro 'ethics committee' rules.

A House Republican aide said the rule was "most commonly believed to be designed to protect [unscrupulous asshat] Tom DeLay" and that it was "impossible to win the communications battle" on it.


April 26, 2005

When you're free to choose your own religion in this country as long as it's Christian, I guess somebody's bound to get pissed off.

So-called 'popular president' poll numbers in pooper
According to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, a strong majority of Americans - 2 to 1 - oppose getting rid of the filibuster just so whining asshat rethugs can win confirmation for every single one of Monkey McMoron's extremist nominees.

The survey also recorded a precipitous decline in support for the centerpiece of Bush's Social Security plan - private or personal accounts - along with drops in Bush performance ratings, growing pessimism about the economy and continuing concern about US involvement in Iraq.

Bush's standing with the public is at or near new lows.


Emperor Popatine shows humor and warmth, Nazi memorabilia
"So, these two Jews walk into a bar..."


Weapons inspector ends WMD search in Iraq

There are, and were, no wmds, Captain Obvious reports. Zilch. Zero. Zip. Zippo. Nyet, neine, non, none. Nonexistant. Naught. Null. They're not even pining for the fjords, they're so not there. And they weren't in Syria, either. La la la la la.


Another ex-colleague criticizes Bolton
Bush's UN nominee a 'no-talent assclown.'

"Bolton has none of the qualities needed for that job," Frederick Vreeland, a former US ambassador to Morocco, said in an e-mail to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "On the contrary, he has all the qualities needed to harm the image and objectives in the UN and its affiliated international organizations. If it is now US policy not to reform the UN but to destroy it, Bolton is our man."

Vreeland, who worked with Bolton in the early 1990s under Bush-the-only-slightly-smarter, said Bolton "dealt with visitors to his office as if they were servants with whom he could be dismissive, curt and negative."

"He spoke of the UN as being the enemy," Vreeland added. "If there's a bigger twat in Washington I sure as hell don't want to know about it."


GOP finger-pointing begins
“Rove thinks he’s been beatified by the last election."

Some congressional Republicans are giving the UFIA to their ultrarightwing collegues for undercutting efforts to reform Social Security.

Though it's becoming more obvious that personal accounts are being regarded as complete dogs, the more conservative repukes are afraid that shitcanning the idea now would be "a huge political setback for [the "heroically bold "] Bush."

And for all the rethugs' whinging on how the Dems have no ideas, forget it. Whether they do or not makes no difference, as they are not interested in dealing with Democrats on the issue at all.


Bush adds embattled scumbag to Social Security tour
In a show of support for the corrupt prick, slimy turd Tom DeLay was invited to attend Tuesday's Dismantling Social Security event in Texas with the president and even to fly back to Washington with him on Air Force One, but will only get an icky lickrice lollipop instead of one of the yummy cherry ones.


Filibuster tactic 'smacks of hypocrisy'
Ah yes, that noble tradition of being a gigantic asshole because you can't get your way -- crybaby republicans want to ban the over-200-year-old tradition of filibustering because some 5% of their judicial nominees have been blocked.

By claiming that the filibuster rule is unconstitutional, Senate conservatives will be engaging in exactly what they say they are trying to prevent: activist readings of the Constitution to get a desired result by being unfaithful to the text. Even the most jaded observer must be stunned by such brazen and open hypocrisy.

Gee, what's the Democrats' problem? This one doesn't seem too extremist...

Just days after a bitterly divided Senate committee voted along party lines to approve her nomination as a federal appellate court judge, California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown told an audience Sunday that people of faith were embroiled in a "war" against secular humanists who threatened to divorce America from its religious roots.

Welcome to the coming Inquisition.


April 25, 2005

Pope dope

  • 'God's Rottweiler' says he stuck his cold wet nose in the Almighty's ass and prayed not to be elected Pontiff. If God won't answer his prayers, what chance do the rest of us have?

  • Joey Rats faces claims that he obstructed justice after it emerged he issued an order ensuring the church's investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret.


  • Fundie follies

  • A bill introduced this week by Rep. Jeff Barnhart (R-Naturally) before the NC state House would 'allow pharmacists who oppose abortion to refuse to fill prescriptions based on their moral or religious beliefs, stirring debate over whether druggists have the right to countermand a doctor's directive.'

  • NoozeMax has been living under a rock that Jebus' dad created about 6000 years ago.


  • "He's going to embarrass the president"
    I don't know - nothing has seemed to embarrass Monkey McMoron so far.

    Senator Christopher Dodd urges John Bolton to withdraw his name as nominee for US ambassador to UN, shave off that cheesy moustache, and to stop being such an enormous twat.


    Once-reputable organization publishes cumstained dreck by pathetic partisan hack.

    Disgraceful repuke whore Howard 'Jizz-ho' Kurtz out-stupids himself, writes a full-page love letter to Drudge.


    According to the NY comPost, insane radio bigot Michael Savage, after calling Bill O'Reilly a "Leper-Con who poses as a conservative" and Sean Hannity "another Republican bootlicker who began as a Rush [Limbaugh] understudy" is now whining that he's been banned from appearing on Fox News.


    Where's Walnutbrain?
    Buckeroo Bandar is back at the Lazy W, hosting Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, as he "seeks relief from record-high gas prices and support for Middle East peace."


    Senator/douchebag Frist's initiative creates rift in GOP base

    The country's leading business lobbying associations, close GOP allies in recent legislative efforts and political campaigns, have told senior Republicans that they would not back Frist's nuclear option to force votes on Bush's judicial nominees.

    Senator/douchebag Frist's speech creates jawdropping among hypocrisy watchdogs

    In the Sunday telecast organized by Christian conservative groups to denounce the Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking judicial nominees, Bill Frist stepped up his threats to change Senate rules to circumvent those blockades while simultaneously calling for "more civility in political life."


    'Tom Delay political deathwatch'
    The liberal media, as part of their continued witch hunt, went back in time and forced Tom DeLay to charge trip expenses to a lobbyist's credit card in violation of ethics rules.
    - headline at Fark.

    Tom DeLay's 2000 trip to London and Scotland - including golfing at Scotland's prestigious St. Andrews course - was charged to a credit card issued to DeLay's pet lobbyist and golf partner Jack Abramoff.

    Multiple sources, including DeLay's then-chief of staff Susan Hirschmann, have confirmed that DeLay's congressional office was in direct contact with Preston Gates - Abramoff's lobbying firm - about the trip itinerary before DeLay's departure, to work out details of his travel.

    These contacts raise questions about DeLay's statement that he had no way of knowing about the financial and logistical support provided by Abramoff and his firm.

    "The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know... I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation." - Tom DeLay, 1995.



    At least four of the two dozen or so US delegates selected for the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission meeting have been bumped by the White House because they supported John Kerry's 2004 campaign.

    Said Nokia vice president Bill Plummer: "We do not view sending experts to international meetings on telecom issues to be a partisan matter. We would welcome clarification from the White House."

    "Call us nutty," says the WH, admitting it.


    Gay WH prostitute back in the news
    Did Jeff Gannon/James Guckert/Bulldog have sleep-overs at the White House? Secret Service records show that Guckert checked in but was never checked out.

    “I’d be worried if I was the White House and I knew that a [fake] reporter with a day pass never left” - especially in the wake of Sept. 11, one White House reporter said. “I’d wonder, where is he hiding? It seems like a security risk.”


    April 23, 2005

    It's cool and rainy - a good day to curl up in front of the TV and watch cheesy movies on the SciFi channel. Today's theme: bugs.


    April 22, 2005

    Not so fast...
    Nature pisses all over Bush's Earth Day photo-op.


    Friday cat blogging

    Egon chills out.

    Opening a dialogue
    "I welcome everybody with simplicity and love to assure them that the Church wants to continue in open and sincere dialogue with them, in search of the true good of man and society." - the new Pontiff, 4/20/05.

    "Support Spain's bill allowing marriage and adoption by homosexuals and you're all fired."
    - Pope Palpatine Benedict XVI, 4/22/05.


    Whore of the week
    No surprise - it's Rightwing Wankjob Weekly, for their indefensible attempt at legitimizing loathsome harpy mA-- C------.
    Yes, I AM still pissed at them.

    A week after she was praised in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" issue, the magazine went a step further by making [vicious skank] mAnn Coulter the subject of a lengthy April 25 cover story. Readers who might have looked for a critical examination of the overexposed, factually challenged hatemonger found something else: a puff piece that gave Coulter a pass on her many errors and vicious, often bigoted rhetoric.

    Throughout the article, Tiger Beat Time reporter John Cloud gave Coulter every benefit of the doubt. Her clear, amply documented record of inaccuracy was waved away. Coulter's notoriously vitriolic hate speech was alternately dismissed as a put-on or excused as "from her heart," while the worst Cloud could say about her was that she can "occasionally be coarse." Time readers learned that Coulter is an omnivorous reader (one of exactly two examples of her consumption being the Drudge Report website), and that she regards herself "as a public intellectual." Coulter, who writes a syndicated newspaper column and makes frequent cable news appearances, is dubbed "iconic" by Time because she "epitomizes the way politics is now discussed on the airways."

    In reality, there are few who "discuss" politics the Coulter way-- by smearing opponents as traitors, calling for a renewal of McCarthyism and endorsing the killing of reporters. {...snip...}

    Coulter's latest book is a months-old collection of columns, and if not for a handful of cable news appearances this year she would be almost completely invisible in the national debate.

    At one point, Cloud asked rhetorically: "How did such a flagrantly impolitic person become such a force in our politics?" The answer is obvious: The mainstream media has granted her the time and space to spread her message. And if Cloud's own credulous writing is any indication, that's not going to change anytime soon.

    - read more at FAIR.


    Friday cat blogging

    Magical cat Jaffa creates rainbows, hairballs.

    Hard to choose which one's the bigger asshat
    Those opposed to drilling in ANWR "are really supporting terrorism."
    - Don Young, R-Naturally

    "Over the course of the Democrats' obstruction, gas prices have skyrocketed, and that's not a coincidence."
    - corrupt scumbag Tom DeLay


    "It's yore money!"
    - Preznit Privilege.

    300 billion dollars.


    Friday cat blogging

    LaMew's daughter Gorby's head.

    President Bush marks Earth Day
    Pees in river, carves initial in tree, has it cut down.

    A Nedra Pickler - if that really is her name - paean to rugged, manly outdoorsman Buckeroo Bonehead.

    In a related story, the House votes to give money to energy giants, destroy Alaska's nature preserves, and give gas companies legal immunity for poisoning the water. Happy Earth Day, everybody!


    LaMew came with the house when we moved in. She's Jaffa and Egon's mom.

    Frist draws criticism from some church leaders
    The National Council of Churches has asked members to organize news conferences denouncing the sanctimonious hypocrite.

    Officials of several major Protestant denominations on Thursday accused Senate republican leader/douchebag Bill Frist of "violating the principles of his own Presbyterian church" and urged him to drop out of the Sunday telecast that depicts Democrats as "against people of faith."

    "Don't tell me what God wants"
    "I am sick and tired of a bunch of people trying to tell me that God wants a bunch of conservative judges on the court and that's why we have to change the rules of the United States Senate."
    - hero/patriot John Kerry, 4/20/05.


    April 21, 2005

    Quote of the day
    "Pope Benedict XVI gets new email account, only to be plagued by Nigerian Cardinal spam."
    - headline at Fark

    Thanks to the General for the pic.

    Up yours
    Vicious harpy mAnn Coulter receives a 'cease and desist' letter for altering a copyrighted photo from Time magazine and displaying it on her website, www.derangedfascistwitch.com (I'm not posting the actual link. You can probably find it by searching for repulsive+evil+skank).


    Doesn't he have anything better to do?
    Rick Santorum - an even bigger asshat than was thought humanly possible.


    Dear Time
    Jebus, you blow.
    A former reader

    "Time’s cover story/whitewash of Ann Coulter will make it impossible for serious people to accept what the magazine reports at face value ever again."
    - Eric Alterman.

    What, wasn't Michael Jackson available?

    People are cancelling their subscriptions to Repug Hand-Job Weekly Time magazine in the wake of their mAnn Coulter spunkfest. Just a week earlier, Time named the hatefilled, poisonous skank one of "the world's most influential people," which in itself was a head-scratcher, if not a vomit-inducer. For what, exactly? I'm still trying to grasp their justification of that one. I mean, using their twisted reasoning, they should have included the Abu Ghraib torturers, the Marburg virus, and that priest who was just convicted of sexually abusing all those children. Now this. Give me a fucking break.

    The bounds of good taste and polite society are apparently not enough to prevent your magazine from assaulting an unsuspecting public with this wretched newstand eyesore.

    Perhaps if you'd had one of your graphic artists add two pointy horns & a forked tail to Ms. Coulter to match her forked tongue, I could have kept my lunch down.

    Cordially, HollyC

    I have subscribed to Time Magazine since 1961 and I have just cancelled my subscription. Your devoting a cover story to the venomous and despicable Ann Coulter raises such serious questions in my mind about your editorial judgment as well as your commitment to American democracy that I no longer want your magazine in my home. Ann Coulter clearly represents the Right Wing's allegiance to an agenda over American values and the quality of American political discourse. Her easy resort to the foulest invective, her utter contempt for truth and her aggressive ignorance of and contempt for American history and American institutions renders her, in my view, completely outside the boundaries of civil conversation. She, along with her ilk among the rabid agitators of the Right, have poisoned the political conversation in America to the point where it is now a toxic waste dump. If I thought that there was the least shred of integrity behind her attitudes, I would have some begrudging respect for them. However, I see only self-indulgence and self-promotion at the expense of our wonderful country. My father and so many others whose memories she profanes died in the service of this country and I find it utterly despicable that a low-grade demagogue like Ann Coulter, who repeatedly spits on their sacrifices, is then glorified on the cover of Time Magazine for it. It's just unbelievable and you should be ashamed of yourselves!- by GEldridge

    The increasing right wing slant of Time, the lack of balance, the decision to put Ann Coulter on the cover has made me furious. I want this magazine OUT of my mail box and am considering it political harassment if it continues. I have called your magazine and called and begged to have this magazine subscription stopped!

    I will be subscribing to Newsweek for my `general interest' magazine, and to The Nation, Fair, Mother Jones, Harper's and The Progressive for what I consider 'real news'.
    - by leesanne

    I haven't subscribed to Time magazine for many years, but have maintained the habit of picking it up at newsstands once or twice a month.
    While I've experienced a sense of "diminished returns" from Time over the years, I have to say that objectively speaking, I've felt "diminishing returns" from virtually all the media outlets in recent years, and so never had reason to single out Time specifically.

    Your most recent issue with the abominable Ann Coulter on the cover has finally propelled me to drop Time from my reading list completely. Treating this person as a newsworthy figure rather than as the severely disturbed person in need of professional help that she truly is represents a completely incomprehensible lack of judgment on your part.

    As if this editorial decision making dynamic was not bad enough, you choose to have this graceless hate-mongering harpy on your cover the same week as the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma City terrorist attack.

    Shame on all of those responsible for this decision regarding Coulter at such a sensitive time. And, most importantly, Goodbye.
    - by sbj

    Word. They went beyond the pale this time.


    Where's Walnutbrain?
    Being an idiot in DC.

    Bush urges politicians to "put aside politics" and just become his subservient lackeys.

    Bush blamed partisan bickering in the nation's capital - "where sometimes politics gets in the way of doing the people's business" - for a delay in a committee vote on Bolton's nomination, even though that delay came about only because some Republicans have joined Democrats to force it.



    Sen. Rick Santorum, a leading advocate of the “nuclear option” to end the Democrats’ filibuster of judicial nominees, is privately arguing for a delay in the face of adverse internal party polls.

    Details of the polling numbers remain under wraps, but Santorum and other Senate sources concede that, while a majority of Americans oppose the filibuster, the figures show that most also accept the Democratic message that Republicans are trying to destroy the tradition of debate in the Senate.


    Culture of life
    Ahhhhh, g-puke-controlled Texas - the smelly, dark underscrotum of America.

  • Gays and lesbians becoming foster parents: bad.
  • Executing your fifth person this year: woohoo!


  • DeLay doo-doo deepens

    Rethugs offer a sham investigation into the corrupt scumbag's ethical problems. Dems not buying it.

    House repugs.

    Yard, yesterday.

    Unfit to serve
    Undiplomatic, hostile no-talent assclown should step aside.

    Bush's nomination of John Bolton to become United Nations ambassador began as an embarrassment and is ending as a disgrace.

    The best case that can be made for Bolton is that he's no worse than other neoconservatives. But Bolton also appears to have a mean streak, a pattern of arrogant recklessness that bodes ill for this assignment. If there is anyone in the US government who needs to be infinitely patient, it's the ambassador at the UN, who must constantly engage representatives of dozens of nations - diplomats Bolton would no doubt find infinitely annoying. Not only does he lack the temperament for the job, it's hard to imagine why he'd want it.

    - from an LA Times editorial.