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Month: May 2008

Scott McClellan is still a cowardly little weasel.

Scott McClellan is still a cowardly little weasel.

I’m glad the story is finally getting out, but imagine the impact of a standing administration official resigning, not with admirable platitudes and praise for his employer, but with a sharp rebuke. “I’m resigning because I no longer have faith in my ability to give the American people the information necessary to support their faith in the democratic process. I’ve been lied to, threatened, and strong-armed. I will not do it any longer. My continued employment has become the fulcrum…

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She’s Lost the Race…

She’s Lost the Race…

… and lost her mind. I have friends who have expressed concern for Obama’s safety and worry about him getting assassinated.  Friends bringing it up in conversation is way different than Hillary bringing it up in a television interview.  You’ve got to wonder what is going on in her head?  All of the candidates knew the party nomination rules when they entered the race.  They knew the race would be decided by delegate votes.  The candidate that was most effective campaigning…

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Last week in politics

Last week in politics

First, honk if you like bumper sticker politics: 1. GWB tells Israel that Obama is going to cause the next holocaust. 2. Hard Ball host Chris Matthews challenges a loud-mouthed, flock-jock, talk(ing points) radio host and republican party line parrot to back up his words with a little substance. I swear to god I haven’t seen this kind of hard-line reporting technique since John Stossel in the `80s. 3. Former White House mouthpiece takes extreme pride in fucking doing his…

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George Bush – “TERRIERIST”

George Bush – “TERRIERIST”

From Amy Goodman’s interview with Gore Vidal on DEMOCRACY NOW! AMY GOODMAN: You wrote two books during the Bush administration. Two of the books you’ve written are Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace and Dreaming War. Why these two? GORE VIDAL: Well, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, that’s my main book during that period. That was the foreign policy of the Bush administration: perpetual war. This was also Harry Truman’s dream. He started the Cold War. If any history had been…

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Why it’s good luck to wear your underwear inside out

Why it’s good luck to wear your underwear inside out

“My dear, you’ve worn those panties two days in a row. all you did was turn them inside out so you could get away with it.” You can honestly say “no, it was dark. I, I, sputter, put them on straight out of the laundry and didn’t know…arrrrr*cough*gasp.” You’re not lying, therefor you won’t go to hell.

Our Uncool, Unpopular President Don’t Golf No More

Our Uncool, Unpopular President Don’t Golf No More

Seriously.  From Mike Allen’s interview of George W. Bush today: For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families: He has given up golf. “I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I…

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Crossroad Blues

Crossroad Blues

Robert Johnson b. May 8, 1911 Crossroad Blues I went down to the crossroad  fell down on my knees I went down to the crossroad  fell down on my knees Asked the lord above “Have mercy now  save poor Bob if you please” Yeeooo, standin at the crossroad  tried to flag a ride ooo ooo eee  I tried to flag a ride Didn’t nobody seem to know me babe  everybody pass me by Standin at the crossroad babe  risin sun…

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What I Learned from the Indiana and N.C. Primaries

What I Learned from the Indiana and N.C. Primaries

Barack Hussein Obama is the Democratic candidate for the President of the United States of America. Jonathan Schwarz thought about that and put up a post on This Modern World: It’s September 12, 2001. You’re sitting in front of a TV, watching footage of the World Trade Center collapse over and over and over again. All of a sudden, someone from seven years in the future walks out of a tiny temporal vortex, and tells you: George W. Bush is…

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Politics and Religion… and Race

Politics and Religion… and Race

Mr. Fish illustrated the unnatural combination of politics and religion perfectly in this week’s comic featuring a caricature of Barack Obama.  Go read it now and then come back here. Mr. Fish could make the same point with any of the candidates running for president.  All he’d have to do is replace Obama with McCain and add statements made by James Agee, or replace him with Clinton and mention her former pastor who was recently convicted of molesting a seven-year-old girl or her…

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