Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I mean, seriously, how many can there be?
The whole Senator Larry ("I am NOT gay!) Craig thing is all over the news. See the story here. And then there's this:
I got a real laugh out of Tboggs description of Florida Representative Bill Allen who tried (unsuccessfully) to talk his way out of being caught "out of the closet". Here's the funniest line:
I think the comment about having $800 in the car may be just a tad prejudicial since it seems that Bob Allen was implying that he had enough cash on hand to blow forty cops at twenty bucks a pop, which, and not be judgmental here, seems kind of slutty. (Tbogg's quote, not mine)
Allen, R-Merritt Island, is accused of agreeing to
pay $20 to perform oral sex on an undercover police officer July 11 in a public-park restroom.
In the taped statement that was tossed out Monday,
Allen said he was just playing along because he was intimidated by the undercover officer, who he described as a "stocky black guy," and that he thought he was going to be robbed.
When Allen was being placed in a marked patrol car
after his arrest outside Veteran's Memorial Park, he asked whether it "would help" if he was a state legislator, according to a police report.
The officer said he replied, "No."
Police also said Allen indicated he had $800 in his
Allen's attorney, Greg Eisenmenger, said both remarks
should be suppressed because Allen had not been read his Miranda rights by the arresting officer.But Whitaker argued they were made voluntarily and should be admissible.
Yes, I know the mention of the $800 was a stealthy attempt to bribe but TBogg's sense of humor is too good to pass up.
There's something amiss here....though....Republicans protesting gays and leading campaigns against homosexual behavior....is it the Shakespearian "methinks (they) doth protest too much..." ? Hmmmmmm...
Monday, August 27, 2007
of course, President Bush didn't appear too happy about it....and blamed it on those mean-spirited, nasty Democrats....
According to Talking Points Memo...some key words were:
His longtime crony Alberto Gonzales remains "a talented honorable person" whose "good name was dragged through the mud" during "months of unfair treatment."
If you want to see the video...look here....
One less incompetent in the Administration....gotta be an improvement right?
Canary? What Canary?
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
He's quoting from a book called Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey. There are some great quotes from it but this one tops my list of favorites:
The future of civilization: I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.
Chihuahuas with good ideas? Now which one of the Democratic Candidates for President could he be talking about? Hmmmmmmm let me see.....
What I consider amusing is how many of my fellow liberals/progressives have said to me "You know, I LIKE what Dennis is saying, I just wish he wasn't so Insert your own here: unelectable/short/idealistic/vocal."
There is also a small, inside-the-family joke here....in our household we have admired Dennis' persistence and have occasionally referred to him as a "little ankle-biter who just refuses to go away." He is. And he won't go away.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
With a few details we haven't seen before, the Post explained that Rove
established an "asset deployment" team in the White House early in Bush's first
term that was responsible for coordinating official announcements,
high-visibility administration trips, and declarations of federal grants based
on Republican congressional candidates in need of a boost.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel and the House Government Reform and
Oversight Committee are investigating whether any of the meetings violated the
Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees from using federal resources for election activities. They also want to know whether any Bush appointees
pressured government for favorable actions such as grants to help GOP electoral
"What we are seeing is the tip of a whole effort to make the
federal government a subsidiary of the Republican Party. It was all politics,
all the time," Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the oversight
committee, said last week.
For those of you who have not worked in Government before, this kind of
information is breathtaking. Over the years, our governments at all levels have
passed laws and regulations to keep Government resources from being used to
benefit individual political careers, or, the benefit of a single political
party. Those provisions have been, at best, bypassed, and quite possibly openly
ignored by the Bush Machine.
Add comments if you like....I may riff on it over at "the other blog" in a bit...
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Senator John McCain of Arizona, a Republican presidential candidate who followed Mr. Rove on “Face the Nation,” said that history would decide whether Mr. Rove had been “good or bad for American politics,” and that the assessment would depend largely on the outcome of the Iraq war.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Bill "holds court".....while Shirley looks on....
Dede, Gary, Shirley and "the Harley Man"
Dean and his undisputable "better half" (nice to finally meet you!)
"Call me anything but late for dinner...."
Lois and Dede seach for the "green stuff".
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
II. Treasurer’s report (Deane)
III. Chairman’s report (Dave)
IV. Special reports (Elected officials and their reps)
V. Committee reports (chairs)
A. Standing committees
B. Ad hoc committee
1. Parade review and fair preview (Norm)
2. Brochure (Dede)
VI. Fathers rights issue developments (Carole)
VII. Other issues???
VIII. Solve all of the world’s problems in 120 seconds (Two minutes by anyone, on anything)
Our September Meeting will be at the Legion Hall in Pittsville.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like.....victory"
Sunday, August 12, 2007
As has been the case for some many things these
past years the choices were never "nothing" or "Pony plan." The choices were
always "nothing" or "George Bush's plan." The failure to comprehend that simple
fact has prevented members of our very serious crowd of pundits from listening
to or admitting to the validity of criticism of so many things. Years later,
opponents of the Iraq invasion are almost entirely absent from our mainstream
our discourse even though they were the ones who were pointing out what was
going wrong in real time even as the Weekly Standard cheerleaders were simply
telling us that hope was a plan and that clapping louder was the best thing we
For years it's been a verbal tic of many Iraq
war opponents to assert "I supported the war in Afghanistan..." as a necessary
prophylactic to charges of "unserious peacenik dirty fucking hippie!" The
question is dangling, however... "should you have?" At the very least, shouldn't
you have tried to open the door to critics who were less than supportive, not
because they hate America, but because they were concerned that George Bush
would fuck the whole thing up? Because it was hard to imagine that they'd
actually go in and rebuild the place?
Friday, August 10, 2007
You should probably make the Cowboy's site a regular stop...he's sometimes pretty "deep" but that's the kind of thinking we need these days!