Here's A Frickin' Surprise...

(via C&L)

House Okays Criminal Penalty For Gas Price Gouging; Bush Threatens Veto

Yeah...Gas shortages??? Can someone explain to me how a "price gouging" penalty is going to cause gas shortages. Gas prices have been higher than ever before (including inflation) for some time now and major oil companies have been posting record profits every quarter. What the fuck do they think is going to happen - as soon as gas prices go down people are going to start hording petrol in case they go back up? Here's another perfect example of the kind of circular logic that this administration has used to damn near run this country six feet under. There's only one problem here though: If we start to impose heavy penalties for price gouging people won't have too worry about gas prices going up fifteen cents a gallon the week before they are set to go on their family vacation.

This make about as much sense (but not quite) as: "The terrorists weren't in Iraq before nine eleven! Duh! That's why we have to fight them there now, rather than fighting them here! Sheeeessh!"



WTF John Boehner???

I've been out for awhile with a case of the outrage fatigue and spring fever; however, with gas prices at an all-time high and the announcement that Bushie is going to use another bullshit double-entendres excuse for defending the Iraq war- the rage-o-meter has finally again moved into the red.

So, and without any further ado, I bring you today's what the fuck moment:

"Democrats Break Another Promise as Consumers Are Hit With Record-High Gas Prices"

J-Boner needs to STFU about gas prices being the fault of the Democrats after the price slowly rose from $0.87 when I started driving in '96, 2 years after the great "Republican revolution" of '94 to over $3.00 dollars after the Katrina disaster which occurred while the Repdumblicans were still in control and 11 years into the awesome "deal with America". Seriously!


Friday Afternoon Fun...

TFIF! This has been one of the craziest weeks I have ever endured! Personally, I feel like laughing (and drinkin') right now. Let's get to it:

This one may have been posted before but I love it so it's going up again.

Am I a liberal agitator?

I needs me some mo' Ferrell.

This is G-R-E-A-T!!! I want to be a stand-up.

It's an SNL bonanza...This is one of my favorite SNL clips of all time.

Well, I'm done. Have an okay weekend.

Just kidding...Fuckin' rock out this weekend...It's Cinco de Mayo tomorrow!

Peace out folks!


Shocking...Well, It should be...

But after six years of the most incompetent and divisive administration ever, I'm not the least bit surprised by the charges leveled in this excerpt from Greg Palast's newest book (from the Smirking Chimp):

"By midnight on Monday the White House knew. Monday night I was at the state Emergency Operations Center and nobody was aware that the levees had breeched. Nobody."

The charges were so devastating - the White House's withholding from the state police the information that the city was about to flood - that from almost any source, I simply would have dismissed it. But this was not just any source. The whistleblower was Dr. Ivor van Heerden, deputy chief of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Studies Center, and the chief technician advising the state on saving lives during Katrina.

I guess I have finally caught a case of the "outrage fatigue" because normally I would have just about shit myself after reading something like this. Now, I'm just kind of like, "Ehhh! Well, there's a big fucking surprise."