07 November 2007

Great names in the news

Susan Weed opposed Daquarii Rock

for an open seat on the Pullman, WA school board.

Weed won.

12 September 2007

Pat Buchanan's Right Again. Dammit.

In Why the Antiwar Democrats Will Retreat, he nails it.
Bush is winning today because he has jettisoned the jabber about global democracy and argues that a U.S. withdrawal risks a strategic disaster, national humiliation, massacre of our friends and triumph for al-Qaida. Democrats, fearing he may be right, are in paralysis.

Scourged for 20 years over Who Lost China? they don't want to spend the next 20 years answering Who Lost the Middle East?

Thus the rout of the peace Democrats. But the movement will be back. For, Petraeus' good news notwithstanding, there is no light yet visible at the end of this tunnel.
Agreeing with Pat tends to give me that icky feeling inside, but sometimes it has to be done.

Fear and Loathing

According to a FOXNews.com PR piece for the batch of thugs and school-yard bullies (with nuclear weapons) currently in power in the good 'ol US of A, our collective hands will soon be even gorier. Considering how well it's worked elsewhere, why not bomb Iran back to the Stone Age? If they don't do what we tell 'em, they deserve what they get.

If we let our current ruling regime get away with this, we deserve what we get.

Our victims don't.

Here's a simple mnemonic for the solution: ICICI.

  • Impeach
  • Convict
  • Indict
  • Convict
  • Imprison
Repeat as needed.

Murder, war crimes, treason, desertion--no shortage of grounds. Mix and match, or pick a personal favorite.

06 July 2007

You don't have to hit me over the head with a shovel....

In:
Key GOP Senator Breaks With Bush
From:
washingtonpost.com
By:
Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane
The six-term lawmaker, party loyalist and former staunch war supporter represents one of the most significant GOP losses to date. Speaking to reporters at a news conference in Albuquerque, Domenici said he began to question his stance on Iraq late last month, after several conversations with the family members of dead soldiers from his home state, and as it became clear that Iraqi leaders are making little progress toward national reconciliation.

Once more, with emphasis: Domenici said he began to question his stance on Iraq late last month, after several conversations with the family members of dead soldiers from his home state.

So, Senator Pete is so dim, or callous, or out of touch, or--what?--that finally, in the last few weeks, after the reality of the last several years, after tens or hundreds of thousands of innocents dead, all it takes is having his nose rubbed in the Iraq mess via the grieving families of murdered soldiers. I had a dog like that once, but she grew out of it in six months or so. That's pre-kindergarten in dog years. Pete seems a bit developmentally delayed.

Whaddaya think, New Mexico? Are YOU going to trust this guy with OUR lives, come next re-election campaign?

06 June 2007

our own malevolent tyrant

In:
The Madness of Our King George Has Even Texas Friends Worried
From:
The Niagara Falls Reporter Opinion
By:
Bill Gallagher

President George W. Bush is miserable and mad. He's off to Europe this week for the G-8 summit, and the prospect of meeting with peers who refuse to hang on his every word and bow to his whims makes him moan.

He also has to eat foreign food, sleep in an unfamiliar bed and pretend he's engaged and interested in what the other heads of state have to say. For Bush, this is pure torture, though richly deserved.

He'll probably restrain himself and not repeat his condescending, sexist shoulder rub of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. His buddy British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a lame duck, but the two will chuckle together, slap each other's knees and try to forget the disaster they brought to Iraq.

Bush can't bully the leaders of the world's major industrial nations and convince them of his righteousness the way he can his staff and friends. He is becoming increasingly unhinged and even more dangerous.

...and...

American troops have been in Korea for 57 years. Since the truce in 1953, only 90 U.S. troops have died in border clashes with the North Koreans. By contrast, in the four years since the "Mission Accomplished" proclamation, more than 3,000 American soldiers have died in Iraq, and the casualty trend lines are going up in the futile "surge" strategy.

The Iraqi bomb-makers are boosting production, and no matter what we do militarily, they cannot be stopped. More money and more troops won't change that grim reality. More Americans died in April and May than in any other two-month period since the war began. In May alone, more than 2,000 Iraqi civilians died.

...and...

Even our own malevolent tyrant knows there will be no ease this summer for those living in Iraq. He recently said, "It could be bloody -- it could be a very difficult August." He should know because, as he likes to remind us, "I am the president! I am the president! I am the president!"

Nailed it, eh?

08 February 2007

Current front-runner for post title of the year.

In:
Dear Julie- Welcome to the upper class! Spend your tax cut on something pretty. Love, US Gov, esq.
From:
Tart Juice
By:
somewaterytart
Bush: After her daughter was born, Julie Aigner-Clark searched for ways to share her love of music and art with her child. So she borrowed some equipment, and began filming children's videos in her basement. The Baby Einstein Company was born, and in just five years her business grew to more than $20 million in sales. In November 2001, Julie sold Baby Einstein to the Walt Disney Company, and with her help Baby Einstein has grown into a $200 million business. Julie represents the great enterprising spirit of America.

Tart: Finally, some State-of-the-Union recognition for attractive, well-educated straight blonde women who became millionaires by turning 800% profits on low-budget children's videos featuring hand-held puppets and classical music played by a xylophone.

The best title I can remember at the moment, hands down.

Naughty word alert.

I like this paragraph.

From:
Instapundit, You Dumbass! Thoughts on Mitt Romney and God’s Wife
At:
The Zero Boss
Religions are symbol-systems of meaning. Practitioners navigate these systems with the help of spiritual teachers in order to understand their place in the universe at an intuitive level. Anyone skilled in religion can craft their own symbol-system - which is precisely what Joseph Smith and the Mormon church fathers did. The problem occurs when adherents invest one of these systems with the imprimatur of absolute truth. The absolute truth is the unspoken truth that the symbols reveal - not the symbols themselves.