Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Hillary? She wants Obama to give back money David Geffen contributed because he (Geffen) called her and her hubby liars and a few other things.
WTF? I thought that, in politics, you only had to give back money if you took it from a criminal. Not from dudes, like Geffen, who think your opponent is a puta...
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I have been all over town today. Took the car in to the shop, puppy to the vet, get fish for Ash Wednesday, pick the car back up and rush home for babysitting my nephew by 1pm. I'm damn tired.
So, after all that I just have one thing to say.
Stupid people piss me off! Et vous?
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
WASHINGTON — Guantanamo Bay detainees may not challenge their detention in U.S. courts, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in a ruling upholding a key provision in a law at the center of President Bush's anti-terrorism plan.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that civilian courts no longer have the authority to consider whether the military is illegally holding foreigners.
Barring detainees from the U.S. court system was a key provision in the Military Commissions Act, which Bush pushed through Congress last year to set up a system to prosecute terrorism suspects.
The ruling is all but certain to be appealed to the Supreme Court, which last year struck down the Bush administration's original plan for trying detainees before military commissions.
The Military Commissions Act was crafted in response to that decision and the president hailed it as a necessary tool for bringing terror suspects to justice.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
He is a 9 week old, 6lb Puggle (Pug/Beagle Hybrid). He's sweet, smart and so loving. My boys are in heaven and so are we. It's nice to have a dog in the house again.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I got 8/8 correct. Which proves I'm awake, still breathing and not retarded. How'd you do?
Via: Gay Orbit
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The racism scene:
Randal Graves: Since when did "porch monkey" suddenly become a racial slur?
Dante Hicks: When ignorant racists started saying it a hundred years ago.
Randal Graves: Oh bullshit. My grandmother used to call me a 'Porch monkey' all the time when I was a kid because I'd sit on the porch and stare at my neighbors.
Dante Hicks: Despite the fact that your grandmother might've used it as a term of endearment for you, it's still a racial slur. It'd be like your grandmother calling you a little kike.
Randal Graves: No it is not. Plus my grandmother had nothing but the utmost respect for the Jewish community. When I was a kid, she'd always tell me to treat the Jewish kids well or they'd put the sheeny curse on me.
Dante Hicks: WHAT THE FUCK, MAN?
Randal Graves: What?
Dante Hicks: Sheeny is a racial slur, too!
Randal Graves: No it is not.
Dante Hicks: Yes, it is!
Randal Graves: Well, she never called any Jews "sheeny," she just used to say "sheeny curse" a lot. It was cute.
Dante Hicks: It wasn't cute! It was racist!
Randal Graves: I disagree, man, she was just an oldtimer. That's the way people talked back then. Didn't mean they were racist... But my grandmother did refer to a broken bottle once as a "nigger knife."
[Dante stares in horror]
Randal Graves: You know, come to think of it, my grandmother *was* kind of a racist.
Dante Hicks: YOU THINK?
Randal Graves: [indignant] Well, I still don't think "porch monkey" should be considered a racial term. I mean, I've always used it to describe lazy people, not lazy black people! I think if we really tried, we could reclaim "porch monkey" and save it.
Dante Hicks: It can't be saved, Randal! The sole purpose for its creation - the only reason it exists in the first place - is to disparage an entire race. And even if it could be saved, *you* can't save it, because you're not black!
Randal Graves: [smug] Well, listen to you, telling me I can't do something because of the color of my skin. You're the racist!
[Dante storms off in a huff]
Randal Graves: I'm taking it back, you watch!
You can make a heart for your Valentine too!
BRUSSELS, Belgium — An animal lover was mauled to death by cheetahs after entering their cage at a zoo in northern Belgium, authorities and zoo officials said Monday.
Karen Aerts, 37, of Antwerp, was found dead in the cage, Olmense Zoo spokesman Jan Libot said. Police said they ruled out any foul play.
Authorities believe Aerts, a regular visitor to the zoo, hid in the park late Sunday until it closed and managed to find the keys to the cheetah cage. "Karen loved animals. Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust," Libot said.
One of the cats that killed Aerts was named Bongo, whom the woman had adopted under a special program. She paid for Bongo's food, Libot said.
Animal rights group GAIA called for the immediate closure of the zoo, located 55 miles northeast of Brussels, saying it was unsafe for both visitors and the cats.
Rudy Demotte, the Belgian minister responsible for animal welfare, sent a team to investigate.
The cheetahs betrayed her trust? That's a joke, right? I mean if anyone asked you what is the one sure thing that would happen, if, a person crawled into a zoo cage full of cheetahs; wouldn't your answer be something like DEATH?
On the plus side, maybe now some PETA freaks will remember that the term "wild" isn't some derogatory term we bipeds came up with to make the animals seem like, um, animals.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I'm pretty sympathetic to Amanda Marcotte. Seriously. They fired this chick just because she swore a lot? What are you fucking kidding me, did they read her fucking blog?
If Edwards weren't such a fucking pussy he would have not accept her resignation. Seriously.
By the way, note to Rudy Giuliani's campaign: I'm fucking available you guys. I want to help you beat those fucktard dickwad commie baby-murdering Democrats! (Unless Hillary wants me then I'll go with her and you can disregard that last part.)
Monday, February 12, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Give me a freakin' break!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She is the Speaker of the House, the third in line to the Presidency. She is a legitimate target for any nut and she has the right to fly home safely like Hastert did. Since 9/11 the Speaker has been given a plane to use to fly home. Hastert only had to go to Illinois, Pelosi lives in San Francisco. She shouldn't have to stop mid-flight to re-fuel. It is a safety issue, at the very least. I'm so sick of this debate.
Give the Speaker her fucking plane! It's just sitting there at Andrews, she's not asking the Pentagon to build her a new one. Crikey, if Former Gov. Pete Wilson were Speaker and needed to fly to California, you wouldn't be bitchin' about it. The Bush Administration and the House leadership (Republicans), in the wake of 9/11, made the rule that the Speaker must fly an Air Force jet. Well, she's it.
So, seriously, give her her non-stop jet and STFU.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Writing for The Huffington Post, Lawrence O'Donnell explains why Guiliani will help elect a Democrat. His "analysis" is wrong and I'll tell you why. His first premise is that his current frontrunner status will burn out like Howard Dean's did. Well, maybe so, but Guiliani is no Howard "Scare the shit out of mainstream Americans" Dean. Guiliani is well spoken, a proven leader with visible results, moderate, likeable and not insane. Totally unlike Howard Dean.
His second premise is that Guiliani will drain funds away from the inevitable Republican nominee, John McCain. That is where O'Donnell makes his biggest mistake. John McCain will never be the Republican nominee. NEVER. Those of us that would've voted for him in the primary were lost with his bullshit Campaign Finance reform. You Dems may have liked it but most, if not all, true conservatives found that to be a betrayal of our principles. McCain is to Republicans what Lieberman has become to Democrats. A Republican in Name Only.
The only way McCain gets the Republican nomination is if Democrats flood our primaries and vote him in. He'll never get enough support from us. Guiliani will get our votes regardless of his pro-choice stand and his support for Gay rights because most Conservatives won't care, they'd rather a pro-choice Republican than any Democrat. Besides, many Republicans under 50 are pro-Gay (or not anti-gay) and moderately pro-choice.
Update: Rudy in drag! Hilarious. Thanks to Shep.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Update: Based on the comments it's obvious that my peeps didn't get why I posted this video. I'm laughing at Malkin not with her. I guess some of you (not Alex or Double plus) are bit too sensitive. Seriously, none of you thought Malkin was laughable?
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
It is day 3 of the Arctic blast hitting us and currently it's a balmy 10° at 1pm with a wind chill of —3. The kids have gotten two days off school already. I call bullshit on the school closings. I'm 38ish and I never got a day off school UNLESS 6 inches of snow fell. Cold air? Yeah, right.
I walked through plenty of cold air and plenty of 5 inch snow falls. We are coddling our kids like crazy. When did it start?
Monday, February 5, 2007
Appearing with Chuck Hagel on This Week McCain bitchslaps opponents on air
It doesn't say we cut-and-run, does not say we withdraw, does not say we withdraw any funding for troops there," said Hagel, who appeared on ABC's "This Week."
But that's the problem with it, said 2008 presidential hopeful McCain. McCain, who appeared on the same show as Hagel, argued that the resolution sends the wrong message and those who support it are intellectually dishonest.
"I hope they keep in mind that this is fundamentally a vote of no confidence in the people that we are sending on this mission in harm's way. We are telling them we support you but we believe your mission will fail. We don't believe what you're doing," McCain said.
"I don't think it's appropriate to say that you disapprove of a mission and you don't want to fund it and you don't want it to go, but yet you don't take the action necessary to prevent it," he added.
We the Peeps, on either side of the aisle, want to see something besides pontificating from our elected officials. Something like, oh... I don't know? ACTION. Et tu John McCain?
Much as he annoys me, he is right on this one.
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Because anyone that has been actively into politics for more than 5 minutes knows that Joe Biden has a problem talking.
His biggest problem is that he can't seem to shut up. The quote that has been ripped to shreds all over the land, had one big problem. No. Pause. If he paused once, at the obviously appropriate moment there would've been no story. That's why I didn't take the easy pot shots. I prefer livelier game.
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Friday, February 2, 2007
That's what I've been doing today. Dean and I are getting the boys a pup for Valentines Day. We want small, cute, fun and child friendly. I think I'm just about sold on the Puggle. Not the Pocket Puggle, those are too damn small. I finally found a reasonably priced dog. Crikey, until an hour ago, I couldn't get a price under $1200 for the dang dog.
I swear I was just thinking, whose dick do I have to suck to get a puppy for under $800...
I'm glad I don't have to, my throat's a bit sore anyway.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Molly Ivins, age 62, lost her long battle with Breast Cancer on January 31, 2007.
Molly was sassy, brassy and unapologetically liberal. I believe it was Molly that dubbed the current President Bush, "Shrub". That one always cracks me up.
When Molly discovered that she had BC, she wasn't quiet about it.
"I have contracted an outstanding case of breast cancer, from which I fully intend to recover," she wrote on Dec. 14, 1999. "I don’t need get-well cards, but I would like the beloved women readers to do something for me: Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done."
So, in honor of Molly, I want the women readers of this blog to do something for me:
While visiting his niece, an elderly man had what was apparently a stroke. She drove wildly to get him to the Emergency Room.
After what seemed like a very long wait, the ER doctor appeared, wearing his scrubs and a long face. Sadly, he said, "I'm afraid that your uncle's brain is dead but his heart is still beating."
"Oh my God," cried the woman, her hands clasped against her cheeks with shock. "We've never had a Democrat in the family before!!"
(Stolen from Pirate King.)