Monday

They're SOOOO! Classy

I'm really, really gonna miss this band of raving psychopaths currently inhabiting the Executive Branch. Not so much for their extraordinary leadership in times of adversity and hardship, but for moments like this one in which they have displayed such über-classiness indicative of what we've come to expect from world leaders.

And what does Mr. Dick "Go-Fuck-Yourself" Cheney have to say about that incident four years later (via CNN):

Cheney: Senator deserved the f-word

Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, deserved it when Cheney launched the f-word at him in 2004.

In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Cheney was asked if he had any second thoughts or embarrassment. "No. I thought he merited it at the time," Cheney said, laughing.


Hahahahaha! He's right...it's H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S to tell a person to "go fuck" himself in the chamber of the United States Senate.

I don't think words alone were enough, however. He should have given Leahy a wet-willie followed up by a super-atomic wedgie. (That's the one where you're forced to eat your undies at the end.) That would have really showed Pat just who the hell he decided to accuse of not playing fairly when he brought up the no-bid contracts awarded to Halliburton in Iraq to the company's former CEO who just now happens to be the Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.

Class. Grace. Elegance. These words by themselves are not enough to describe the character of the current administration. We must come up with a new word. One that captures the all-encompassing awesomeness of the Bush/Cheney duo.

"Clasgracequence© TM". Yes, that is it. As a sort of an end of the year wrap up/tribute to the outgoing administration, let's take a look at some more displays of Bush/Cheney clasgracequence:


"Just a one-finger victory salute." Ha! Awesome!


Gnarly! He said shit to the Prime Minister of Great Britain.


So he's massaging the Chancellor of Germany. Big deal.


So!?



A little drinky drink before this interview, eh?



I'd be crying too.



Gettin' jiggy with the Librarians...I mean Liberians.



"What do you think would happen if I shot an 80-year old man in the face with this thing?"



This is what would happen: "I'm sorry my face got in the way of the Vice-President's shotgun blast."


Tricky sons-a-bitches those Segways are.


Dick is getting angry...I'd better get the frick outta here.


"C-ya, fucker...Don't come back!"


"That Dick is such a character!"


Yep. I'm gonna miss 'em.

Saturday

Confession

There has been a dearth of posting the last few days. I could blame the weather, my schedule, or come up with something really exotic as to why there have been so few posts. The real reason:

The iPhone.

Yes, I now own one and the addict in me is running wild. So much so that I'm typing this post with the device right now. I can't put this thing down - well, I can put it down to sleep but that's about it.

I feel like I've been given the launch codes. No one person should be able to wield this much power in the palm of his hand. It's only been with proper daily maintainance that I can manage to not abuse this newly bestowed resbonsibility.

I'm not copping out behind the iPhone as an excuse. I am the reason there has been the lack of activity; however, this device is not doing much In the way of remedying that. I will try to get better.

In the meantime, think about this: there are still people out there who can't view HTML with their cell phones!

Digital pedestrians.

Wednesday

More Good News

(via CNN)

Ice melting across globe at accelerating rate, NASA says


Please Maude, whatever you do don't say this is related to "G-W".

Between 1.5 trillion and 2 trillion tons of ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted at an accelerating rate since 2003, according to NASA scientists, in the latest signs of what they say is global warming.


D'oh! Dammit! Well, that automatically turns off the ears of the thirty percent of the country that still watches Faux News and listens to Rush Limbaugh.

Might as well keep going now that the damage has already been done...

Using new satellite technology that measures changes in mass in mountain glaciers and ice sheets, NASA geophysicist Scott Luthcke concluded that the losses amounted to enough water to fill the Chesapeake Bay 21 times.



Say what!?


Twenty-one times! Wow.

"The ice tells us in a very real way how the climate is changing," said Luthcke, who will present his findings this week at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco(2), California(3).


Strikes two and three for any GW deniers still reading. The guy might as well announce his findings on stage at a Phish concert with a blunt hanging out of his mouth and dreadlocks in his hair.

Next on Drudge Report:

"Ultra-liberal, elitist periodical selects Islamocommunofascistohomo-flag-pisser-on-er as their person of the year."

Tuesday

Is this dude for real?



Here's what I imagine a conversation between myself and this guy would read like:

This fuckin' guy rambling about hammerhead head sharks and obtuse fishes and deers that haven't quite evolved to outflank fish hooks and automobiles quick enough for this fuckin' guy. I come in and say that I think evolution is the correct theory as to how life came about on this planet.

This fuckin' guy - "You're a first generation atheist."

Me - "Ummm. I don't know what that means."

This fuckin' guy - "Are you saying that your mother's a stupid retard? Are you saying your grandfather is an asshole?"

Me - "No, you must not have heard me correctly. I'm saying YOU are a stupid, retarded asshole."

This fuckin' guy - "Is that what you think of your parents and grandparents and your brothers and sisters?"

Me - "Nope. That's what I think of you."

This fuckin' guy - "Is that what you think of your family?"

Me - "NO! That is what I think of you, dammit!!"

This fuckin' guy - "Oh...you only mean the people you're talkin' to on YouTube. They're effin' idiots - they're morons."

Me - "Precisely. Well, you're the idiot AND the moron."

This fuckin' guy - "You hate your own families."

Me - "Wait, what? No I don't."

This fuckin' guy - "You think you're better than your father, you're better than your mother."

Me - "Actually, what's I know is that I'm better than your mother because yo' mama so stupid she makes Homer Simpson look like a Nobel Prize winner."

Oh...snap! I win.



I will always defeat ignorance with a "your mama" joke.

Sadly, no! He is entitled to his opinion just like I'm entitled to mine.

The thing that bothers me most about all of this is that after watching this clip for the third time, I actually was able to determine how he is making a connection between someone calling him a "retard" on YouTube and his assertion that I "hate my families".

I think I'll take a break now.

Shoez...

The shoe throwing fiasco (incidentally, I still think it's funnier than a pay toilet in a diarrhea ward.) has apparently become quite an unifying impetus for the people of Iraq.

Iraqis urge government to free shoe-thrower


Hundreds of students at Diyala University in Baquba carried banners demanding the release of Muntadhar al-Zaidi -- described by demonstrators as an "honorable Iraqi."

Smaller protests emerged in the Anbar province city of Falluja and in two Baghdad locations -- Baghdad University in the northern part of the city and western Baghdad's Ameriya district. In those events, students also took to the streets.


Turns out he's a "uniter not a divider" after all. Hehehehe!

Monday

Damn Near...

...the dumbest argument in favor of Intelligent Design ever made...evah!

(via SadlyNo!)



A few problems with Lizzie's thought process:

1) Namely, you thought, Elizabeth. Don't do that!

2) I don't think that we can adequately compare the awesomeness of a shoe designer to something as denuded and simplistic as the entirety of Creation as you define It - regardless of the who the designer is and or was.

3) The grotesqueness of your attire in that clip automatically negates any valid points you may have made. Honestly, did you wake up that morning and say, "Hey, I think I'll personify a pack of watermelon bubble gum today."?

WTF? is going on in this picture?

(via CNN)

Please, write your own captions...


C'mon. Give pappy a little smoochie, baby.

ZOMG!!!11!1! ROFLMAO

This is farkin' hilarious. Thanks to that reporter for starting my week off on a positive splendid note.



UPDATE: It's been pointed out to me, and I'm inclined to agree, that this was in reality a pretty awful thing. The man IS still the President of the United States, and thusly should garner some respect. Also, it did take the Secret Service a really long time to respond and surround the president.

All of this notwithstanding, I still think it's funny as hell. Who throws a shoe? Honestly.

Friday

Friday Awesome!

While doing the tedious research required for that last post I came across these two "abstinence-only" websites, which I would be remiss not to link to:

Sex is for Fags!


Iron Hymen*


More proof that abstinence-only education is the only way to go. Just check out these testimonials:

Muffy P.: "OHMIGOD, like, Iron Hymen taught me to respect myself way too much to ever let some hairy creep hock man-lugies on my Godly cervix like it's some gross subway platform!"


Zach P.: "Premarital sex isn't worth it! You can catch AIDS, or cancer, or testicle weevils, or a bad body image or rickets. You know what IS worth it? Making love to Jesus. Because you can't knock Him up and He'll never ask what you're thinking – cuz He already knows!"


I wish I head a resource like this when I was growing up...testicle weevils are a real pain in the ass to get rid of.

*I'm pretty sure these two sites are brought to us by the maintainers of www dot whitehouse dot org

Forgive me...

...for having a hard time believing that Bush is twenty-two years into his sobriety.

Bush opens up on struggle with alcohol abuse


What about the cocaine abuse? We'll talk about that later I guess. He didn't inhale anyway.

What say you about all this CNN:

President Bush reflected on his own struggle with alcohol in a White House meeting Thursday that touted gains in the war on drug abuse.


First, the "war on drugs" is a fucking joke, nothing more than a scapegoat, another way to divert federal income tax funds to programs that don't work. You want to win the war on drugs - legalize them all, and tax the hell out of them. Cigarettes are just as dangerous to a person's health, and in terms of dependency, nicotine is worse than heroine. Yet, I've never heard of cigarette-related violence. What about caffeine? Have you ever robbed anyone so you could go out and get another hit of coffee?

Trust me on this: An addict is an addict is an addict. It doesn't matter if you get your drugs legally or illegally. If you are an addict, you are going to get your fix no matter what the cost, and until you realize that you need help and get really honest with yourself, you will continue to live in the grips of your disease. Okay, enough preaching - back to Crusted News for more Bush fallacy legacy talk (my bold):

CNN was the only media outlet invited to attend the entire meeting, which other reporters joined in the final minutes for remarks from the president.


Ted Turner has a boner!

Several in the room, including Don Coyhis of Colorado Springs, Colorado, who runs a program targeting Native Americans battling substance abuse, were recovered addicts or alcoholics.

Bush, who quit drinking at the age of 40, was impressed.

"Congratulations on 30 years of sobriety," the president told Coyhis. "I'm eight years behind you."


Are you sure about that twenty-two years, Georgie?



The president told the group of 14 -- all leaders in drug prevention, treatment and interdiction programs across the country -- that a new study shows teen drug abuse has dropped 25 percent since he took office in 2001.


Yeah, just like studies show that abstinence only programs work, and are far superior to comprehensive sex education. I just conducted a study in the last five minutes that shows that I have the biggest penis of anyone in my office. I'm the only person in my office.

Just thinking about the ridiculousness of this whole thing has got me feeling some sort of way, and I know I don't have enough clean time to properly take my own personal inventory let alone Bush's (although I really want to). I'm going to turn it over to Jane to wrap up this whole thing about Bush and what we club members refer to as a "dry drunk":

There are many reasons why people in power live in denial and create dream worlds for themselves. But the personality characteristics George Bush is evincing are typical of people with untreated alcoholism, or as we in the club call it, being a "dry drunk."

In the parlance of alcoholism, a "dry drunk" is someone who "white knuckles" it, or stops drinking on their own but does not get any kind of treatment or participate in any type of program that will repair the damage from those "wild days in N'Owleans." It has all the wisdom of treating yourself for cancer. Going "cold turkey" may work well for people who are simply heavy partiers and are not actually alcoholics or drug addicts, and there are many such people.

But for many reasons, I don't happen to think George Bush is one of them.

Dry drunks are choking on rage, usually barely able to constrain it, and given to flashes of incredible temper -- as George Bush reputedly is. One of those reasons may be purely physical, in that people who abuse drugs and alcohol for long periods of time usually thrash their livers, which Chinese medicine believes to be the seat of anger.

But the other, more pervasive problem is a tendency to take things extremely personally and always interpret negative news as a personal attack. Alcoholics and drug addicts seem to stop growing emotionally when they begin heavy substance abuse. Instead of living through tough emotional situations and growing as a result of them, addicts go "around" them, afraid of their own feelings, attempting to manipulate and control them with chemicals. Although the intellect may continue to grow, the emotions do not.

Thus, conventional wisdom has it that when someone gets sober, they are dealing with the emotional maturity of someone the age they were when they started drinking and using, which in Texas in the 50s probably happened no later than Bush's teenage years. But emotional growth only commences when the alcoholic begins to take responsibility for his or her actions and seeks treatment, and there is no indication George Bush has ever done either.

Otherwise, they are just consumed with a storm of emotions they have neither the life training to process nor the tools to develop such, and on top of it all they can no longer medicate themselves into passivity. They will attempt to control "reality" in much the same way they attempted to control their feelings, with an urge to dominate and manipulate in order to shut out the ugly noise of life.

In other words, at this critical juncture in history, we're probably dealing with a really fucked-up fourteen year-old in the White House.


See YouTube clip above.

Thursday

It'll be okay...

Wow. I'm genuinely excited about Obama's pick for Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu. So this is what reason and logic, as opposed to nepotism and cronyism, produce - qualified people filling important cabinet positions rather than unqualified religious zealots and neo-conservative ideologues.

Some unnamed* Democratic politicians are expressing concern over Chu's lack of political experience:

Chu won the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics and is highly respected in energy circles. But some Democrats have privately expressed concern that Chu has no political experience as he takes on the monumental task of passing a landmark energy reform bill early next year.


The guy runs a national laboratory. Trust me, as a scientist-in-training I can guarantee this guy has plenty of experience in politics - just not the kind of morality-flushing ball sucking most of these politicos have reduced themselves to. Like every other facet of the American way, science at the level we are talking about here is a bureaucratic nightmare. I deal with it everyday.

Also, considering he won the Nobel Prize we might infer that he's a pretty decent learner. I'm sure he'll pick up the things he doesn't know soon enough.

*SIDEBAR: WTF? with all the unnamed sources getting quoted by major news outlets anymore? "Some Democrats have 'privately' expressed concern..." This trend of using anonymous sources is becoming disconcerting. Obviously, there is no way to validate quotes made by nameless persons, and this consequently opens up the avenue of possibility that journalists might be interjecting their own personal opinions into "News Stories" hidden behind a mask of anonymity. Just a thought.

Wednesday

Chuck Todd is also a moran

(via Bob Cesca's GADB)

NORAH O'DONNELL: Can Obama avoid being tainted by all of this?

CHUCK TODD: It depends on your definition of taint.


Let's go to the dictionary, the urban dictionary that is:

1. taint

The area between the nutsack and asshole that prevent a man from shitting on his nuts. See durf.

If it wasn't for the taint, my nuts would reek of poo!


*rimshot*

I am ON IT today!

You Sir, are a jackass!



Hubris-much? Me thinkest it's true! I just have one thing to say to the soon-to-be-former DEMOCRATIC Governor of Illinois:



I crack myself up.

(It took way too long to edit the "s" out of the original "Get a brain, Morans" picture. Wow do I suck at photoshopping.)

Tuesday

*cough*...Bullshit...

I'm throwing the horseshit flag on this one:

Palin didn't snub Oprah, spokesman says


She damn sure better not have...no one snubs The Oprah. If The Oprah tells you to give her your first born child, you hand that little bastard over. If the Oprah is in a steel cage death match with a grizzly, you'd better jump in and help the grizzly! (I stole that last one from some comedian whose name I don't remember - Hey, I'm being honest.)

Sarah Palin's camp is denying claims she's is snubbing talk show host Oprah Winfrey, telling CNN Monday the decision was "nothing personal" — the Alaska governor has just been flooded with so many media requests she simply hasn't had the time to sit down with the daytime talk show icon.

“The governor was invited to appear. She was also invited to appear on Letterman, Leno, Stephanopoulos, The Daily Show. She passed on a vast majority of these requests," Bill McAllister, Palin's communications director and press secretary.


I wonder why she passed on The Daily Show and Letterman?

Yeah, she doesn't have the "time". There's a lot to do in Alaska this time of year. I mean, c'mon. The sun hasn't permanently set for the winter yet in like...one-third of the state.

Time for the penalty marker to be thrown:

"We’re up to about 250 requests for interviews and appearances and so on. It’s worldwide, there’s still a tremendous amount of interest. It’s nothing personal about Oprah, it’s just that she turned down the vast majority of these requests."


Bullshit.

Monday

More funny....



I don't know that I stopped laughing for more than three consecutive seconds while watching this clip.

TBogg makes teh funny good...

Hehe...

Eight teams with 6-6 records are going to bowl games filling up ESPN's dance card through December.

Yes. Even Notre Dame got a bowl bid where they will probably play a team made up of twelve year-old blind girls. I predict that Notre Dame, after finally scoring with five minutes left before the half, will show no mercy and will mercifully break their nine game bowl losing streak.

Charlie Weiss will then get a five year extension.


I believe it was Mr. TBogg who recently suggested that we stop fucking pretending that Notre Dame is even relevant in college football anymore. I agree.

I'm skeptical

I'm cynical. I've always been cynical. So please forgive me when I say I'll need to see it to believe it:

Blackwater guards 'to surrender'


Yes. "To surrender" - the quotes seem appropriate.

Five employees of the US security firm Blackwater charged over the 2007 fatal shooting of 17 Iraqis will surrender to US federal authorities, reports say.


Of course, what they are charged with remains unclear, and, according to the BBC, they are going to "surrender" in Utah - one of the most conservative and pro-gun states in the nation. These men are going to argue that their case should be tried in Utah as a result of this move rather than in Washington D.C. where the federal charges were filed. I have a serious problem with these men being charged in an American court for alleged crimes that were committed in a foreign country. I say "alleged" because one of the guard's lawyer had this to say about his client:

"Donald Ball committed no crime," said his lawyer, Steven McCool. "We are confident that any jury will see this for what it is: a politically motivated prosecution to appease the Iraqi government."


I guess the killing of 17 people, including women and children, isn't a crime - especially since the 17 people were Iraqis.

I've been trying to come up with a hypothetical analogy for something like this happening in the United States.

I can't. I had several ideas, but this is so out of the realm of anything we experience in this country that I don't even feel comfortable making the comparison. The murder of seventeen innocent civilians, and the subsequent claim that the alleged perpetrators "committed no crime" - it's unimaginable.

This situation is a perfect example of why the majority of the planet hates the United States - American Exceptionalism. This notion of holding other nations/peoples to a perceived or manifested set of fallacious standards while practicing the polar opposite of these principles. Do as we say not as we do.

So again, forgive me for being skeptical when I say that I seriously doubt anything will stem from these charges.

Thursday

This is a joke, right?

(via Think Progress)

Earlier this week, Pastor Rick Warren presented President Bush with the first International Medal of PEACE from the Global PEACE Coalition...


Sadly, no! Fear not doubters of faith - even though we're talking about the "International Medal of PEACE" this award isn't about peace at all. Sillies.

COLMES: But to give a peace award to a guy who started two wars…neither of which are completed yet. […]

WARREN: Well, the Peace Award was not about peace in domestic — or foreign policy.


Oh, well. Okay. That makes sense - the PEACE award isn't about peace at all.

*Bashing head off desk...back in a sec*

In case the name "Rick Warren" sounds familiar, it should. That's Smitty's boss, y'all!

Confusion

I've been hugely critical of Campbell Brown over the past few weeks, and in my opinion justifiably so. However, she is spot on with this commentary about the current "bailout" plans. This part of her article struck me as particularly unsurprising; although, I can see how some of my more naive countrymen and women may be a bit perplexed.

I got an e-mail from someone down in Louisiana on Wednesday who was pretty fired up about a story he read in his local paper about a local bank.

IBERIABANK is apparently requesting $90 million in federal bailout money -- and getting it.

$90 million.

But here's what might surprise you: IBERIABANK is not in trouble.

Bank officials say they are having no financial stress. In fact, just the opposite.

The bank managed to avoid the whole mortgage mess, and, today, is in great financial shape.

So what they are doing is using the $90 million in bailout money to grow their business. They are buying up other smaller banks.


Of course the bank's officials have a perfectly nonsensical explanation as to why this is good for taxpayers: If the big banks buy the little banks, which are in trouble because of shitty mortgage practices, then the little banks get to stay in business, et voila - the taxpayers benefit.?

I don't get it either. It's not as if the small banks troubles will disappear as soon as they are absorbed by their larger counterparts. Tax payers do not benefit when a bank does well - unless the tax payers happen to own stock in that particular bank.

So far, the Treasury Department headed by Hank Paulson has not given any indication in the least as to what the plan is for the $700 billion bailout package. And if I'm to understand this whole thing correctly, I must accept the fact that because the government says this type of corporate socialism (and one would have a hard fucking time convincing me that this isn't socialism at its ugliest) is good, then it is beneficial for everyone on the sole grounds that the government says so.

This is ironic - the same people who cry about President-elect Obama being too far left and socialistic are more than likely the same dolts who actually believe that they will somehow come out of this crisis on the other end better of than they are now. Why? Because the government says so. They support this $700 billion bailout yet shit in their cereal when someone suggests using $37 billion in federal tax income to support a program like SCHIPS, which I might add would probably ensure that their children have proper health care.

If it wasn't so fucked up and tragic, it'd be hilarious.

Wednesday

Something Fun...

That last post was a little heavy and left me feeling some sort of way. So I figured I'd post this literal version of "Under The Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.



(found via Bob Cesca's GDAB)

Squalid

Yep...squalid. Why? Because I'm running out of words to describe the shit-sandwich clusterfuck that some like to call the Iraq war. This story from McClatchy is just another example of the absolute dearth of humanity exhibited by companies whose biggest champions just happen to be running our country (into the ground) at the moment.

BAGHDAD — About 1,000 Asian men who were hired by a Kuwaiti subcontractor to the U.S. military have been confined for as long as three months in windowless warehouses near the Baghdad airport without money or a place to work.

Najlaa International Catering Services, a subcontractor to KBR, an engineering, construction and services company, hired the men, who're from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. On Tuesday, they staged a march outside their compound to protest their living conditions.


Hmmm. KBR. I'll be dipped in shit. Is there anything that company is involved in that doesn't weigh in on the ethics scale between criminally negligent and morally depraved?

Some of the men who've been living in the warehouses said that KBR representatives visited the site two weeks ago. They said Najlaa held their passports until the KBR inspection, which Najlaa officials denied. Seizing passports is a violation of the U.S. military's 2006 instructions to contractors.


I would hope that human-trafficking is also a violation of military instructions, but at this point I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't. Honestly. I wouldn't.

KBR didn't answer direct questions about the warehouses (no kidding?) but issued a two-paragraph statement. "When KBR becomes aware of potential violations of international laws regarding trafficking in persons, we work, within our authority, to remediate the problem and report the matter to proper authorities. KBR then works with authorities to rectify the matter," it said.


I feel much better knowing that the company responsible for nearly every civil project catastrophe in Iraq is working with authorities "to rectify the matter".

This next one is rich:

While the main complaint in the warehouses centered on living in what many considered prison-like conditions, Najlaa officials said it was crucial to keep the men in the compound to prevent kidnappings or other dangers. "We're in Iraq; it's a war zone," said Isha Rufaie, a Najlaa logistics manager who tried to calm the protest Tuesday.


And how does that justify your company practically enslaving these men in prison-like compounds? Just because it's a fucking war zone doesn't mean that you get to treat your human cargo like herd animals. Unbelievably, it gets worse:

A group of about 50 men living in tents about a mile away were even worse off than the men in the warehouses, and they appeared to be victims of human trafficking. They live in huts they built with tarps and pieces of carpet, and said they had no access to food or water.

The property is under the control of the Iraq Civil Aviation Administration, which couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday.


I'm guessing it would be tough to get in touch with an organization that has absolutely no reason to exist. The "Iraq Civil Aviation Administration", really? I didn't realize that things had gotten so good in Iraq that there needs to be an equivalent of the FAA there.

These men apparently didn't arrive in Iraq with contracts promising them work, but instead had relied on agents who were supposed to place them in jobs. The men in the tent camp, who're from the same countries as those in the warehouses, said they paid close to $5,000 to the agents.

"We came to make a good salary and go home, but we're not lucky," said Ganesh Kumar Bhagat, 22, a Nepalese man who sleeps with four others in a tent along the main airport road.

He hasn't told his family that his plans did not succeed in Iraq, instead assuring them that he lives and works safely on an American base.

Bhagat and others at the camp gave a McClatchy reporter phone numbers for the agents who led them to Iraq. Some numbers had been disconnected. In other cases, people quickly hung up.


The surge worked! Everything is roses now. I life was fair, all the architects of this debacle would be put on a desert island somewhere and forced to fend for themselves for the amusement of all the people that they have un-remorsefully shit on during the past six years. It would be very Survivor-esque, but with many, many more obese, rich white guys.

Secretary of Commerce?


Image via CNN (The most crusted trusted name in news.)


Didn't that guy used to host "The Family Feud" and co-star in a TV show with Tim Allen? I would have never thought of nominating a former game show host for a cabinet position, but then I'm not Barack Obama either. I see he's going to keep us on our toes.

Oh, boy...I crack myself up. Seriously though, I'm glad to see Obama give a nod to Richardson, but in all honesty I think he'd be much better suited for Secretary of State or Homeland Security. I'm not implying that Hillary Clinton isn't qualified for State, I'm saying I think Richardson should be more in the national security loop than at Commerce. My two cents.

Tuesday

Teh Awesome!

This is what I saw last night on my way to an H&I meeting in a neighboring town last night:


Image courtesy Scott Hurst


That's Venus, the Moon, and Jupiter in conjunction - a pretty rare event and one that I'm glad I got to see.

It's sort of strange how these things happen for me: Had I known beforehand that this alignment would be taking place, I can all but guarantee that I would have missed it. Either because of my own stupidity or some other factor outside of my control. However, not knowing what I was looking at at the time I witnessed the conjuncture, makes the moment seem all the more amazing now that I know what was going on. As I said before, I had no idea what the hell I was looking at, but I had a pretty awesome feeling that it was something special.

On a more philosophical note: I guess each situation is as "special" as each of us makes it.

Monday

I'm feeling sadistic again...

I'm going to do the spiritual thing and warn you now not want to watch the videos I've posted below.

(via the General)



If you've ignored my advice and decided to watch, consider taking heed at this point - it's get's worse...much worse.



Oh noes! Russia made it's move on the Ukraine? What? Why? Where the hell is that part of The Bible? And which book and chapter talks about "The Day of The Nukes"?

This is getting weird.



I didn't realize that was Sarah Palin in these videos until that last clip. I'm glad she found work.

I can see why the holy rollers get really freaked out about the rapture. I don't even believe in that stuff and those videos have me feeling a tad schizo at the moment.

UPDATE: I feel better now...



Smitty showed me how to do the "Burning Bush" and "Make my booty drop like the walls of Jericho".

I really am sorry. That was...just awful.

OMG!!!!111!!1!

This guy just won't stop with the ridiculous quotes...it's farkin' awesome:

"I would advise politicians, however, to be careful about faith in the public arena," Bush said. "In other words, politicians should not be judgmental people based upon their faith. They should recognize, at least I have recognized, I am a lowly sinner seeking redemption, and therefore have been very careful about saying (accept) my faith or you're bad."

- G. W. Bush


Just...Unbelievably absurd, considering he also said...


"I believe that God wants me to be president."

"We need common-sense judges who understand our rights were derived from God."

"God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East."


Yeeeaaahhh! I'm laughing too. Man, I'm gonna miss that dude.

Yep. Pt. II

I don't even remember what part one was, but Bush finally acknowledges what we've all been saying for the past six years...