Friday, August 12, 2005

Dear Leader, on Cindy Sheehan:

"Mur-i-cans don't care about these issues of heart broken mothers! They know we're at war and someone has to sacrifice (not me and Dick's rich friends at Halliburton and Exxon and Bechtel, though). Besides, I sent someone out there to the Free Speech Ditch to speak to her last week, what the hell does she expect from a hard workin fella on vacation? I would send Condi here out to talk about honor and perseverance and such stuff, but she says the Texas sun makes her make-up run...See ya'll later, at the September 11th Celebration Festival. Clint Black will make this war and dying sound better than even me and my speechwriters do, ya'll eat up that down-home folksy shit when a guy in a big ass cowboy hat puts it to song."
Via Rox Populi.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Fresh wingnuttiest...

Huh? Wha??

"In fact, I very much like women and wish them well, which is precisely why I consider women's rights to be a disease that should be eradicated."

Hear that gals? Now get back in the kitchen...

Friday, August 05, 2005


I found this amusing, but then I'm a sicko:


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Some truth trickles out...

From todays WaPo:

Before the war in Iraq began, the CIA recruited and trained an Iraqi paramilitary group, code-named the Scorpions, to foment rebellion, conduct sabotage, and help CIA paramilitaries who entered Baghdad and other cities target buildings and individuals, according to three current and former intelligence officials with knowledge of the unit.

The CIA spent millions of dollars on the Scorpions, whose existence has not been previously disclosed, even giving them former Soviet Hind helicopters. But most of the unit's prewar missions -- spray-painting graffiti on walls; cutting electricity; "sowing confusion," as one said -- were delayed or canceled because of poor training or planning, said officials briefed on the unit. The speed of the invasion negated the need for most of their missions, others said.


In one case, members of the unit, wearing masks and carrying clubs and pipes, beat up an Iraqi general in the presence of CIA and military personnel, according to investigative documents reviewed by The Washington Post and according to several defense and intelligence officials.

Via The Poor Man.

How we got to where we are...

Once upon a time, a dangerous radical gained control of the US Republican Party.


Voices from the ether

Billmon: A friend of mine predicts the day will come when mothers in this country get their children to eat their vegetables (or wash their ears or do their homework or go to bed on time) by warning them that if they don't, the big bad George W. Bush will come and get them. I don't know about that, although I did successfully terrify my kids into submission once by threatening them with the Cheney monster. I'll never make that mistake again: The nightmares kept them up for weeks.

Personally, I think Dubya's fate is to be THE case study in foreign policy failure for the next two generations -- or until another president from Texas blunders into an unwinnable land war in Asia, whichever comes first. A generation of bright, eager Kennedy School grads are going to learn the secret to presidential leadership: Study everything Bush the Younger did, then do the exact opposite.

Bats Right, Throws Left: By now you will have learned that TV Guide™, once the weekly publication with the greatest circulation in the country, nay, the world, will soon cease to publish actual television listings. It will no longer serve as our Guide. They are, as it were, getting rid of the difficult math section. The size will change, too: no longer will our wait in the supermarket checkout line be assuaged by thumbing through the two-to-eight Collector's Editions nestled snug in their racks, hardly bigger than one of those index cards that are bigger than real index cards. In jettisoning the Listings section the magazine will actually become larger, in defiance of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. We live in disturbing times.

driftglass: This was democracy doing what democracy does when the stubby, webbed-toes of theocrats and neocons are not allowed to stomp on the scale. Jean Schmidt ran George Bush’s playbook, page-by-page, against a honorable veteran because she knows the only way cowards like Bush get elected is by slandering good men.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

We all go thru this....

Tell me this hasn't happened to you?

Via The Tattered Coat.