Friday, February 29, 2008

Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring....

For all you Half Life 2 fans.... Gotta love it.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The GOP's Newest Dirty Trick: Smear by Proxy

This is more of the reichwing's "clever" tactics - get a flunky to smear shit on the wall, and then have the candidate stand back and say (with calculated indignity) "Look at that shit on the wall! Isn't that horrible! Now who'd go and do such a nasty thing?"

Presto! Massive publicity for the wall of shit and the candidate is a paragon of cleanliness.

We should take a page from their playbook. How about Howard Dean opening with, "Some people might say it's unseemly for a Panamanian guest of America, hoping to be a Presidential candidate, to dump his recently-disabled wife with her crutches and their children for the much younger, drug-addicted daughter of one of the richest tycoons in the state, but we're just not gonna go there"....

The GOP is pre-emptively disarming McCain's opponents: McCain is getting his nasty secrets out into the sunlight before they can be dredged up by an opponent and used just before November. At that point, his campaign can just pull the Rovian classic: yawn and say, "that's yesterday's news".

Sigh....

Update:
There are some alleged Democrats on the web saying "aw... shucks, maybe McCain's just bein' a nice GUY..."

To believe THAT, you'd have to believe McCain AND his campaign manager would allow their emcee to come on WITHOUT A SCRIPT and just kind of "ad lib", when it's a neck-and-neck race for the Presidency and they're up to their balls in hock.

Riiiiggghhhtt.

But then, maybe some of the posters rooting for McCain are McCain camp trolls. Would make sense too.

Let's Hope....

Colbert slams another one out of the park. Makes me proud of the Irish in me. Don't you wish you had a little Irish in you? No, no, we're not gonna go there....



Thanks, as ever, to Raw Story.

Quotes of the Day:

"John McCain also entered the fray last night, calling the decision 'a loss for the traditional family,' and noting that he supports 'the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.'"
--"McCain's selective defense of 'traditional marriage'" - Glenn Greenwald

"McCain was still married and living with his wife in 1979 while, according to The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, 'aggressively courting a 25-year-old woman who was as beautiful as she was rich.' McCain divorced his wife, who had raised their three children while he was imprisoned in Vietnam, then launched his political career with his new wife's family money."
--"High Infidelity", Steve Benen

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

soo-WAIT JAYzus!

Courtesy of the always brilliant Rawstory, we have a clip of "ol' crazy-eyes" Pat laying yet more nuttiness on humirkens:




Having played drums for a southern gospel band in uni, I know first-hand how "unGod-like" some of the fundies can get after hours, but sometimes I'm still occasionally thrown for a loop....

This begs the obvious question on everyone's mind: WWJS (what would Jesus Snort)?

Quote of the Day:



Greatest rock and roll song written. Ever.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Little Something More....

Because DAMN those harmonies are sweet. Once again, I give you Aly and AJ.



Wow.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tom's Best....

From my brother Tom in Vancouver:
Best bumper sticker slogans....

1. Bush: End of an Error

2. That's OK, I Wasn't Using My Civil Liberties Anyway

3. Let's Fix Democracy in this Country First

4. If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran


5. Bush. Like a Rock. Only Dumber.

6. If You Can Read This, You're Not Our President

7. Of Course It Hurts: You're Getting Screwed by an Elephant

8. Hey, Bush Supporters: Embarrassed Yet?

9. George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to Fight

10. Impeachment: It's Not Just for Blow Jobs Anymore

11. America : One Nation, Under Surveillance

12. They Call Him "W" So He Can Spell It

13. Whose God Do You Kill For?

14. Jail to the Chief

15. No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade Iraq ?

16. Bush: God's Way of Proving Intelligent Design is Full Of Crap

17. Bad President! No Banana.

18. We Need a President Who's Fluent In At Least One Language

19. We're Making Enemies Faster Than We Can Kill Them

21. Bush Doesn't Care About White People, Either

22. Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Hand Basket?

23. You Elected Him. You Deserve Him.

24. Dubya, Your Dad Shoulda Pulled Out, Too

25. When Bush Took Office, Gas Was $1.46

26. Pray For Impeachment

27. The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century

28. What Part of "Bush Lied" Don't You Understand?

29. One Nation Under Clod

30. 2004: Embarrassed. 2006: Horrified. 2008: Terrified

31. Bush Never Exhaled

32. At Least Nixon Resigned

Maybe you folks can use these to give our man in Cali a helping hand....

Friday, February 15, 2008

And you thought you had a long commute....

Princeton has published a logarithimic map of the universe. Fascinating. Check it out:

http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~mjuric/universe/

Thursday, February 14, 2008

You're only 18 once....


The spectacular "Chemicals React", by Aly and AJ, the teenage sister duet.

At the peak of their lives, their voices young, sweet and incredibly vibrant, the blazing energy they project is palpable. Great, great stuff.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wexler Formally Calls for Cheney Impeachment - Help Him out!

So far, Wexler has the support of 17 congressional co-sponsors, and 225,000 citizen signatures. Why isn't YOURS there?

http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com/

Here's the man himself on Capital Hill:


Quote of the Day:

Spread the word around, the rat is leaving town
The message is a song, the misery is gone
Shaking out a curse, nothing could be worse
Walking through the door, who could ask for more
Now i'm free, and I can see, and I can see

Please stay away




"Flight of the Rat", Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, Deep Purple "In Rock"

Friday, February 08, 2008

I Like When...

This one's for Jesse, who's back online, and to Pam from Pam's House Blend, as I know she can relate.

;-)

Monday, February 04, 2008

Possibly my favorite music video of all time....



Never get tired of this incredible lady's videos.