May 31, 2005

We learn a new word!
"... people that have been trained to disassemble ... that means to not tell the truth."

"One more question and I've got to hop."
- Commander Bunnypants, at his press conference today.

How statesmanlike.


Kittens under peony bush.

Why do people held in detention hate America?

Shit shit shit. LOL - unbelievable. Ladies and gentlemen, your president:

Preznit Stupid on Tuesday 'dismissed a human rights report as "absurd" for its harsh criticism of US treatment of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, saying the allegations were made by prisoners "who hate America."'


Love them little mousies
Mousies what I love to eat
Munch their little heads off
Nibble on their tiny feet...
- B Kliban.

Hysterical, propaganda-spewing paranoic wants us to 'watch what we say'
Why does the truth hate America?

How timely - I watched "Red Dawn" last night!

It's become increasingly clear in recent weeks that a second front has opened in the War on Terror© ® ™. Now, not only is the United States battling Islamic terrorism and its state supporters, it's facing another enemy. That enemy is the mainstream news media {Ed.: ???? The few that AREN'T Bush-asskissing toadies??} that is aided by its allies among so-called international human rights organizations, the anti-American left, and detractors within our own military, government and intelligence services who are leaking as much dirt as they can muster.

No longer can the War on Terrorism© ® ™ simply involve soldiers fighting on the battlefield or for the liberation of millions of Muslims from a tyrannical dictator. If we don't start paying attention to the enemy within, it could very well take us all down.

- some blithering rightwing fuckwit, who almost sounds like she's suggesting violence, jailarity in freedom compounds concentration camps detention centers.


Blue jay at back yard feeder, 30 May 05.

Feh. Back to work. Mondays off are soooooo nice.

Yard stuff yesterday:
Saw our first hummingbird and firefly of the season.
Sprayed the bejeezus out of the damn aphids which were shriveling up my honeysuckle.
Hung up the birdhouse gourds.
Smoked some ribs.
Guess who's starting to eat real food?

The real casualty
Misadministration's lies that led us into war are "an affront to all Americans, most especially those whose bravery and sacrifice have gone unheralded."

If the Bush administration truly wanted to memorialize the war dead, it wouldn't spirit them into Dover Air Force Base under cover of a photo blackout - as if the White House were ashamed of those who died abroad. If the president truly wished to honor their memory, he would demonstrate to the nation that the government that has botched so much of the war at least has some inkling as to how to draw it to a successful conclusion - so that the dead will not have died in vain.

- Baltimore Sun OpEd.

In exchange for our uniformed young people's willingness to offer the gift of their lives, civilian Americans owe them something important: It is our duty to ensure that they never are called to make that sacrifice unless it is truly necessary for the security of the country. In the case of Iraq, the American public has failed them; we did not prevent the Bush administration from spending their blood in an unnecessary war based on contrived concerns about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. President Bush and those around him lied, and the rest of us let them.

- editorial, the Star Tribune.

Preznit Awol vows to honor US war dead by 'defeating terrorism'
The deserting chimp, who got out of active service because of his rich and powerful daddy, dishonored the war dead at Arlington yesterday, where he did not get struck by lightning.
"Because of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, two terror regimes are gone forever, freedom is on the march, and America is more secure."
- the Smirking Sockpuppet.

Oh, btw, four Americans, one Iraqi, and four Italians have been killed in plane crashes in free, democratic Iraq.


May 29, 2005

I'm here.
What I'm doing:
Looking for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' version of "Love Rollercoaster" online. No luck so far.

Drinking 'Tanzanian Peabody' coffee.

Trying to figure out just what the hey was going on in "Donnie Darko" last night.

Basically watching three cats licking their balls.

Waiting for the deck to dry out so I can go out and sit with a cigar.

Cool stuff yesterday:
The kittens were out playing. Hopefully I'll have some pics later.

While I was ... ahem... sitting outside with a cigar I spotted an indigo bunting at the birdfeeder!

GIS for 'indigo bunting.'

May 27, 2005

Friday cat blogging

"Maru.... come home and play with us!"

Sanctimonious hypocrite racks up another ethics issue
No, the other one.

AmericaBlog reports: Two days before Sen. Rick "man-on-dog" Santorum introduced a bill that would restrict the National Weather Service, his political action committee received a $2,000 donation from the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc., a leading provider of weather data.

"I think the timing of it is what makes it so suspect," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government. "It's like here's the money and you're going to do what I want."



How apropos
Miraculous image of President Bush appears in poop stain on toilet paper.


Fretards crap their diapers in rage: Hitlery Xlintoon Hillary Clinton has a higher favorability rating than the Smirking Chimp.


Whine, whine, whine
The fretards are bleating that the "leftist media won't drop the Koran 'mishandling' stories." Yeah, too bad Al Gore ever invented the internets, huh, guys?


Friday cat blogging

Kitten sticks tongue out at me from under the deck.

Well, well, well
Why does the Pentagon hate America?

Apology to Newsweek, Muslims, in 3... 2... 1... hey, look! They're rerunning "American Idol"!

  • Guantanamo probe finds 5 Koran mishandling cases

  • Inquiry finds some Koran mishandling

  • Pentagon confirms Koran incidents


  • Friday cat blogging

    Ummmm... I may need a name for the grey one. Don't know if it's M or F yet.

    Embattled, corrupt scumbag whines about TV show
    Morally bankrupt sleaze accuses NBC of slurring his name.

    "Law and Order" creator Dick Wolf tells Tom DeLay to STFU and quit trying to change the subject: that DeLay actually IS an ethically-deprived shitheel


    DeLay: critical comment of him on a TV show are "a great disservice to public discourse"

    Democrats have "no class." - Tom DeLay, 5/12/05.

    'The men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." - DeLay, threatening judges.

    "The judges need to be intimidated. They need to uphold the Constitution. (If they don't behave) we're going to go after them in a big way."

    "The greenies have led us into the crisis in the Middle East... The rabid environmentalists felt it was more important to jeopardize the lives of our brave American servicemen than risk the death of a single snail darter."

    "You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget." - 12/22/2003.


    Yes, Mr President, that's how most people pump gas...
    "President Bush stared inquisitively down into the nozzle of a fuel hose on Wednesday."

    Then he took questions:
    Q: How is the energy bill coming?

    PRESIDENT STUPID: Energy bill? What was your question?

    Q: How is the energy bill coming along?


    Little furballs!

    Dems force delay of Bolton final vote

    Democrats insisted that they did not intend to actually block Mr. Bolton and want to give him an up-or-down vote. They said their objection is that the Bush misadministration has stonewalled on information that might prove damaging to Bolton, a sociopathic no-talent assclown Democrats said would be ill-suited to U.N. diplomacy.

    The outcome raised questions about the Squinting Sockpuppet's ability to win speedy confirmation of his conservative appointees. And it was another setback for Majority Leader/douchebag Bill Frist, who was hoping to end nearly three months of looking like a complete and impotent goober.

    RimJob's fretards weigh in:

    Frist look like a defeated man tonight.

    Webster's new definitions;
    Republicans;Little talk,gutless,scared,NO action
    Democrats;Lairs,cheaters underhanded,and always get want they want.

    Our best choice would be to push for the election of a stronger who could control the Democrats and give us justice....You could call for a vote of no confidence on President Bush.....

    They [Dems] are effective, and we are morons.


    May 26, 2005

    Funny, that... pt 2
    Fox News reporter refers to Republicans as "we."


    Funny, that
    'At the begining of the Afghanistan war many people believed that we actually went to war so a consortium of large oil companies could build a pipeline that would get oil out of the land-locked Caspian Sea. That pipeline has just been turned on.'
    - headline at Fark.


    Slight image problem?
    Focus on the Family leader suggests to members they not act "spooky" or "weird" when being interviewed for national television.


    pResident Evil terrorizes small child
    Poor little girl, a former kidnap victim, 'bored to tears' by Smirking Monkey during sappy, self-serving photo-op.


    This just in
    No link yet: The treasurer of a political committee formed by House Majority Leader/corrupt scumbag Tom DeLay violated Texas election code by not reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, a judge has just ruled.


    Makin' progress

  • Capital punishment returns to Iraq as three men face hanging "in the next 10 days." Good thing we went in there...

  • Violent day dawns in Iraq: A suicide car bombing, a roadside bomb, a drive-by shooting and a stabbing death happened in just over one hour in Baghdad on Thursday morning, Iraqi police said.

  • Iraqi troops lock down Baghdad.


  • Bush addresses GOP Social Security split
    "Helllllllo, split!"

    Bush to reboobs: "Tell yore constituents to go to Hell. Who cares what they think?"

    Preznit Privilege worked Tuesday to persuade moderate Republicans to resist pressure from their constituents and support his ideas for changing the nation's retirement system.

    "I fully recognize some in Washington, you know, don't particularly want to address this issue," Bush said in a townhall photo-op in NY. I recognize some of them say, `Well, this is, this is a partisan thing. You know, we don't want to make one party look good at the expense of another."

    "I think more and more people recognize there's a problem and people are going to say `Go do something about it.' And those who obstruct reform - no matter what party they're in - will pay a political price, in my judgment," Bush said.


    Newsweek was right
    FBI documents show repeated detainee complaints over Koran mistreatment.
    Traitorous FBI papers cite complaints as early as 2002.

    The documents show detainees alleged that the Koran had been thrown or kicked by guards, and one said it had been flushed in a toilet, according to the documents.

    The interviews contain a litany of other allegations by detainees - that they were beaten by guards, sexually molested by female interrogators, shown pornographic images or had their heads and beards shaved as punishment. The theme that the detainees' religion or culture was under assault by guards runs through many of the summaries.

    Why does the FBI hate America?


    Republican senator urges vote against no-talent assclown
    Thanks for nothing, dickhead.

    Whiny loser George Voinovich is urging fellow senators not to vote for neocon pet John Bolton simply out of loyalty to the Smirking Sockpuppet, even though Voinovich himself voted not to kill the nomination in commitee.

    Voinovich said they should consider whether Bolton had shown a record of abusive, erratic behavior that should disqualify him for the sensitive diplomatic job, and expressed concern some UN members "will use Mr. Bolton as part of their agenda to further question the integrity and credibility of the United States of America and to reinforce their negative US propaganda."

    The vote is expected to take place this afternoon.


    Fun with Scottie
    Helen Thomas, Viagra-infused press corpse rip WH spokestool Scott McClellan a new cornchute:

    MS THOMAS: The other day - in fact, this week, you said that we, the United States, is in Afghanistan and Iraq by invitation. Would you like to correct that incredible distortion of American history...

    MR. McCLELLAN: No, we are - that's where we currently --

    MS THOMAS: ... in view of your credibility is already mired? How can you say that?

    MR. McCLELLAN: Helen, I think everyone in this room knows that you're taking that comment out of context. There are two democratically-elected governments in Iraq and --

    MS THOMAS: Were we invited into Iraq? Did we invade those countries?

    MR. McCLELLAN: Go ahead, Steve. {snip}

    Q [T]he President said yesterday that there are no spare embryos. I'm wondering what the President would say to those potential parents who create embryos knowing that some of them are going to be lost, some are going to end up frozen forever; in their efforts to create one child, one baby, that they are effectively destroying many embryos in order to do that. Does he see an irony in that?

    MR. McCLELLAN: And I think I just pointed out to you some of the facts about frozen embryos and I think you should listen to that. But the President supports in vitro fertilization. And I don't think the way you characterize it in any way reflects his view.


    Bah. The new modem did nothing, so a tech is supposed to come by after work today to see if he can fix things.

    "Weird white guys getting overly patriotic, with their f-ing flag hats on. I am not scared of al Qaeda, I am scared of f-ing al Cracker."

    - Chris Rock. I feel the same way about people with Jesus fish.

    Godly asshat apologizes for anti-Koran church sign
    A North Carolina pastor has apologized to American Muslims for posting a sign outside his Baptist Church that suggested the Koran should be flushed down a toilet.

    "I apologize for posting that message and deeply regret that it has offended so many in the Muslim community," Rev. Lovelace said. "Now I realize how offensive this is to them {Ed.: Jebus....}, and after praying about it, I have chosen to remove the sign."

    He said the church sign's message has been replaced with a new one that reads "Muslims are freedom-hating terrists."

    Fun fact: the good reverend went on pMSNBC and said "The Koran is another tool of Satan. "

    In a related story, a professor calls religious people 'moral retards:'

    "[I]n the name of their faith, these moral retards are running around pointing fingers and doing real harm to others. One only has to read the newspaper to see the results of their handiwork. They discriminate, exclude and belittle. They make a virtue of closed-mindedness and virulent ignorance. They are an ugly, violent lot.”
    - Brooklyn College sociologist Timothy Shortell.


    May 25, 2005

    Honor roll
    "Just 18 senators mustered sufficient principle and courage to stand up and vote against ending floor debate on the nomination of right-wing proto-jurist Priscilla Owen to the US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit." Rittenhouse Review has the list.

    Congress defies Bush, fundies with vote for stem-cell research

    The measure passed the Republican dominated House by a 238-194 vote, paving the way for a confrontation between Bush and lawmakers in his own party.

    "We should not use public money to support the further destruction of human life," the Idiot-in-Chief said in a sappy photo-op at the White House, surrounded by children who began life as in-vitro fertilized embryos and were later adopted.

    Unless it's for another war, I guess.


    Filibuster deal a blow to Frist's presidential ambition
    Standing as Leader is hurt as fellow repugs cut him off at the knees.

    "I was watching [Senate Majority Leader/douchebag Bill] Frist on the Senate floor, and he looked like he had been hit by a train," said Larry Sabato, some rightwing professor of government. "Presidential nominees are people who appear to be leaders; they are people who know how to adjust the mirrors and blow the blue smoke. Bill Frist looked utterly powerless."

    Bonus: Christian conservatives were infuriated by the deal.


    Call the Waaaahhhhmbulance
    Repukes still whining over Senate deal

    Tony "Morally" Blankley: Well, it would seem that the United States Senate has been placed into receivership by 14 self-appointed trustees, several of whom are amongst the Senate's most wanton exhibitionists.

    Editor, the Whore St Journal: Judging by all of the self-congratulation, you'd think the 14 Senators who reached a deal Monday on judicial nominations were the moral equivalent of the Founding Fathers. ... What a charade.

    Thomas Sowell: The Senate Democrats hung tough and the Republicans wimped out. The Republicans had the votes but they didn't have the guts.

    Ben Johnson: The Left’s latest bid to overturn the seven-month-old presidential election has partially succeeded.

    Editor, the Manchester Union Fishwrap: Republicans outmaneuvered again.

    Vile, cystic pigboy Rush Limbaugh: We need to expose the fraud that this "extraordinary circumstances" is... [McCain] just sabotaged Frist for the Republican nomination - I mean, that's clear - or tried to.

    Or it WOULD be clear if I hadn't taken so many drugs this morning...

    RimJob fretard: We've been had. Every one of us who thought they were voting for a conservative has been given the shaft with this sell-out deal.

    RimJob fretard 2: When (not if) the Democrats break the deal, all seven GOP Senators who signed it should resign immediately.

    RimJob fretard 3: The Demos single goal is to destroy this Republic and morph it into a Social Democracy. Reasoning and agreements mean nothing to the demos. The only way to restore this Republics greatness is if the Demos are destroyed politically and the big spending Reps reigned in.

    RimJob fretard 4: The Rinos will pay next election.

    RimJob fretard 5: I feel raped.



    McClellan backs away from claims that 'Newsweek' story cost Afghan lives
    Cowardly liar flipflops when called on inflammatory comments he made just last week.

    McClellan: I did say "people lost their lives" before I didn't say it.

    At a White House press briefing Monday WH spokesliar Scott McClellan, cockpunched by reporters and with Afghan President Karzai in disagreement, retreated on claims that Newsweek's retracted story on Koran abuse cost lives in Afghanistan.

    He also claimed that he had never said it did.


    "This report, which Newsweek has now retracted and said was wrong, has had serious consequences. People did lose their lives." - Scottie, 17 May 05.

    "The images that we have seen across our television screens over the last few days clearly show that this report was used to incite violence. People lost their lives..." - Scottie, 17 May 05.

    "I mean, it's - this report has had serious consequences. It has caused damage to the image of the United States abroad. It has - people have lost their lives." - Scottie, 16 May 05.


    "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." - the Smirking Moron, May 24, 2005.

    Makin' progress

  • In a sure sign the terrists must be losing, insurgent attacks during the past 24 hours have killed nine US troops in Iraq.

  • 14 US soldiers killed in 3 days in Iraq. Democracy's on the march!

  • Mission accomplished! Oh, wait... 1000 US troops launch new offensive in Iraq

  • Police chief of northern Iraqi town killed. Why do they hate freedom?

  • Winning hearts and minds: In Iraq, efforts to catch militants fuel rage, fear.

  • Afghanistan violence surges. You'd think with all that opium available...

  • Under Bush's watch, $69 million in fuel oil missing went missing in Iraq. "It's yore money!" paying for this war!


  • May 24, 2005

    Senator's marriage threatened by Elton John, dogs
    Why does Rick Santorum's wife hate America, Rick Santorum?

    'When I asked him [pathetic wankjob Santorum] if he viewed gay marriage as a threat to his own marriage, he answered quickly. “Yes, absolutely,” he said. ‘’It threatens my marriage. It threatens all marriages.”'
    - Elton John, homo/homewrecker.

    The Senator.

    "Man of God" stands by controversial sign, being an intolerant bigot
    Church incites violence against the troops.

    A Baptist minister in NC refuses to apologize for a church sign that reads "The Koran Needs to be Flushed."


    Karzai says Newsweek report not to blame for riot deaths, tells WH to STFU
    Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who should know, denied yesterday that the riots in Afghanistan had been caused by the Newsweek article, calling them instead "a political act against Afghanistan's stability."

    "These demonstrations were in reality not related to the Newsweek story," he said at a joint press conference with the Squinting Numbskull. "They were more against progress in Afghanistan and our strategic partnership with America. We know the people who were behind the demonstrations."

    So THERE, asshat.

    La la la
    pResident Evil, Congress numbers koranning the crapper

  • Bush's approval rating on crucial issues hits a low
  • New poll finds Bush approval ratings near all-time lows
  • It's official. Bush the worst president ever.

    "It's hard work. I'm gonna go out an' ride muh bike."

    Bunnypants out-stupids himself.

    Q: And if I may ask you, Mr. President, as you know, the casualties of Iraq is again high today -- 50 more people dying. Do you think that insurgence is getting harder now to defeat militarily? Thank you.

    DUHBYA: No, I don't think so. I think they're being defeated. And that's why they continue to fight.



  • Senator/douchebag/loser Bill Frist relaxes after Senate deal.

    Well, my modem at home fizzled out again. Sprint is supposed to send me a new one by Wednesday.

    Compromise reached in filibuster fight
    Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor will come up for votes, two others will remain subject to filibuster. And though I can't see why that's much of a victory - did these three turn liberal overnight? - it's pleasant to see the rightwingnuts going ballistic with rage.

    Pleasant? I'm laughing my ass off.

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said the agreement sent President Stupid, 'Vice' President Cheney and the "radical arm of the Republican base" the "undeniable" message that "abuse of power will not be tolerated."

    Harry Reid: There is good news for every American in this agreement. The so-called 'nuclear option' is off the table. This is a significant victory for our country, for democracy, and for all Americans. Checks and balances in our government have been preserved. I offered Senator Frist several options similar to this compromise, and while he was not able to agree, I am pleased that some responsible Republicans and my colleagues were able to put aside there differences and work from the center.

    Robert Byrd: We have lifted ourselves above politics, and we have signed this document in the interests of the United States Senate, in the interest of freedom of speech, freedom of debate and freedom to dissent in the United States Senate.

    Steve Gillard: This is a major defeat for the theocrats. This is what happens when amateurs play at politics. Dobson was under the delusion that he could control the Senate with his money and Bill Frist's dick in his pocket.

    Kos poster: It’s not a good day to be Bill Frist. He looks weak, unable to control his own caucus. His winger friends go ballistic. They get some judges, sure, but ultimately, we can filibuster Bush’s next Supreme Court nominee unless he picks a moderate. The Dobson power grab may have failed a day early.

    Tom Watson: Tonite, the freepers lost - big-time. And they know it. To their credit, there's no sugar-coating on FreeRepublic tonight. The pols they despise even more than Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, the moderate Republicans, are the big winners. It galls to freepers to recognize that the likes of John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Susan Collins, John Warner, and Olympia Snowe cleaned their clock.

    Poster at AmericaBlog: GOP Senators actually stood up to the theocrats. The little puppet doctor, Bill Frist, looks hapless. He wanted to end judicial filibusters. That did not happen. Frist does not control the Senate.

    Mahablog: "It's amazing what can happen in a few hours when you aren't watching the news. I see that Bill Frist planned a pajama party for all his Senate buddies. But now that there may be a deal to compromise on the filibuster, does this mean poor Bill will be have to watch all those rented zombie videos by himself?"

    Russ Feingold: This is not a good deal for the Senate or for the American people. Democrats should have stood together firmly against the bullying tactics of the Republican leadership abusing their power... Confirming unacceptable judicial nominations is simply a green light for the Bush administration to send more nominees who lack the judicial temperament or record to serve in these lifetime positions.

    The right goes 'nuclear':

    A furious James Dobson: This Senate agreement represents a complete bailout and betrayal by a cabal of Republicans and a great victory for united Democrats.

    Pat Buchanan: John McCain and the seven republicans committed a "Munich" on the Smirking Moron, Bill Frist, and "the rest of the Republican Senate."

    ConfirmThem: This deal is a load of cr@p! It is not compromise, but capitulation.

    PowerLine: What a hideous deal!

    Conservative Outpost: GOP grabs the ankles.

    Michelle Malkin: The GOP parade of pusillanimity marches on. With this pathetic cave-in, the Republicans have sealed their fate as a Majority in Name Only.

    G-puke Nation: This is a dark day for the Republican party.

    Poster at the Bat: You dishonorable senators have betrayed my President. I despise what you have done and am pledging my utmost to get you out of MY GOVERNMENT.

    Joe Scarborough: a "win for the Democrats and a loss for George W. Bush."

    "Explod[ing] in disgust" - typically, the troglodytes at Mouthbreather Central are throwing temper tantrums because they didn't get every single thing they wanted:

    RimJob fretard: First [sic] & his merry band of political eunuchs caved...

    RimJob fretard 2: Listening to Bill Bennett's show this morning, I heard a lot of callers echo the same sentiment that I feel - "not one dime to the RNC". I think this is a valid reaction to the current duplicity by the RINOs in the Senate

    RimJob fretard 3: No-Nutz Frist has had his last hoorah.

    RimJob fretard 4: Frist just lost the RNC nomination. He's the fool who dragged this out until the f***ing RINOs got their posies arranged all pretty.

    RimJob fretard 5: We lose, they win. It's the history of the Republican party. I am so angry ... furious, livid, outraged. GAWD DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM these pukes. GAWD DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM them.

    RimJob fretard 6: Anyone who thinks this is a Republican victory thinks that Japan and Hitler Won World War II. The truth is the Republicans have suffered the biggest legislative defeat in my life time.

    RimJob fretard 7: The GOP is now dead to me. Bill Frist....ah why even bother..

    RimJob fretard 8: What the HELL is this???????? We don't need a deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am furious. I will NOT SEND ANY MORE MONEY TO THE REPUBS. We didn't NEED a deal and we don't WANT a deal!!!

    RimJob fretard 9: I can hear the toilets flushing across the land as the traitors get what is coming to them.


    RimJob fretard 11: THEY CAN ALL GO TO HELL!

    Mwwwwwwaaaaaaa! LOL