Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday text-only cat-blogging

I have three yellow tiger/tabby cats in my herd. Recently, I noticed one of them, a longhair who got very sick as a kitten and pulled through, but never has been really healthy since then, had developed some small black spots on his lips and his nose. I figured it was one more aspect of his difficult youth and didn't take any action, deciding to just watch him and see if there was any change. The spots stayed, but didn't grow. A couple of months later, I noticed that my big yellow tom had developed similar spots in similar locations, and shortly after that, my baby, my favorite, my most beloved animal and best friend, my little golden Katie, had acquired the same spots.

Panicked and flagellating myself as hard as I could for not acting sooner, I rushed my baby girl to my vet (who I drive seventy-five miles to see because he takes such good care of my extended feline family) to see how long she, and her two spotted-lipped brothers had to live, and if there was anything I could do to save them from this horrible disease that seemed to be spreading rapidly through my little pride.

The vet gave Katie a thorough check-up and gave me the hideous and heartbreaking news. The dreaded, disfiguring black spots on the kids' lips and noses were...


Apparently, yellow cats have a common propensity to develop dark pigmented spots on their nose and their lips as they age. The spots can grow and shrink, can disappear and return, and are no more of a health hazard than the average freckle on a human.

My dear little Katie and her brothers are just fine.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

water, water, everywhere

With the flooding in the northeast, particularly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a few hundred thousand people have fled their homes and hundreds of millions of dollars of property damage has already occurred, with more expected. As we embark on the summer storm season, it will be interesting to watch how the government responds to this emergency, which echoes so strongly the flooding and displacement caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans last summer.

Same scenarios, right? Large suburban areas pretty much wiped out by high water, thousands and thousands of people suddenly homeless, jobless, and simply scrabbling to survive from day to day?

Of course, the people in New Orleans were mostly poor and black. The people in the northeast are largely middle-class or affluent, and white.

Think there'll be any noticeable difference in how the situations are handled?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

thank you

To the 34 senators who voted against the proposed flag-desecration amendment to the U.S. Constitution, thank you. If one of you had changed your mind, we would now have a chance of ratifying an ill-considered and possibly unconstitutional addition to the document that is the foundation of what freedoms we still have.

Not that I'm against amending the Constitution. I personally benefited by the 26th Amendment and was able to vote in the 1972 presidential elections. However, if we want to improve our country today, let's focus on ONE simple new amendment.

Why don't we have an amendment that prevents our goverment from desecrating the Constitution of the United States of America the way the Bush administration has been doing for the last five years?

Rush Limpbaugh

"Erectile Dysfunction pills? That's not my bag, baby!"

Oh, Daryn? Daryn Kagan? Here's your chance. You know you want to spill the goods on your former love god Rush's pilonidal cyst and flaccid winkie!

Remember how unceremoniously he dumped you? Remember the promises he made and broke? Remember how he used you like a street-corner trollop?

Let go, I won't tell anyone, it's just us...

Monday, June 26, 2006

insecuring the homeland

From what information I have been able to scrape together from our snoozing media, it looks like Port Hueneme in California was shut down for several hours today as the result of the threat of terrorist activity there.

So far, the threat seems to have been...

...ambiguous graffiti scrawled on the side of a shipping container at the port, something about "GW" and "this nitroglycerin is for you."

These media-pushed terror lockdowns are the new, colorless terror alerts, performing the same function as the color-changes of Campaign '04.

And, apparently the American law enforcement, public, and press are stupid enough to swallow the notion that Osama Bin Laden is going to be hand-writing mash notes to Bush on his next big attack. And "nitroglycerin." That's so 1890's.

Update, CNN - a bulkhead in a cargo ship had the message "this nitro's for you, George W. Bush, and your Jewish cronies" painted on it. Obviously the doing of somebody fashioned of pure evil, much like the Bruce Willis character in "The Jackal." Thank goodness we're spying on his checkbook balance.

Friday, June 23, 2006

unwitting sacrifice

Rick Santorum must have really pissed off Karl Rove.

Santorum has been lambasted by the media, and even by the Pentagon, for his big news that weapons of mass destruction have indeed been found in Iraq, even though said weapons were a couple of decades old and no longer, well, weapons.

Santorum got used and discarded. He was sent out to get this new mind-worm into the public consciousness, and after he successfully did so, had the political equivalent of a .22-caliber slug pumped into the back of his head.

My guess is that the real power-brokers of the party saw that he was turning into a liability and could not be groomed to be a malleable puppet like little w, and they decided to get the most benefit out of him while they threw him overboard. It's so cute when they eat their own, isn't it?

Your services are no longer required, Rick. Thanks.

The money is on the dresser.

be prepared

In French there is a wonderful idiom that really has no direct translation to any English phrase.

The French term is "l'esprit de l'escalier," which literally means "the spirit of the staircase" and it is a nickname for the phenomenon of the slightly-too-late perfect comeback, that moment when you pause on the stairway after departing an encounter with someone who had given you offense for some reason, and you realize "I should have said such-and-such" with the "such-and-such" being your perfect but now-useless retort.

Listening to yet another of Ann Coulter's psycho-fascist Tourette's Syndrome outbursts, I finally thought of the perfect line to save, just in case I ever have the good fortune to be in that vile creature's company.

"If you were still a man, I would beat the hell out of you."

Thursday, June 22, 2006

a little help?

I'm puzzled.

I've been noticing for quite some time, since shortly after Bush the Second took the throne, that the phrase "diplomacy has failed" has changed its meaning significantly.

Today, when you hear a government representative say "diplomacy has failed," what it inevitably means is "they didn't do what we told them to do so now we're going to really fuck them up."

Does anybody know if there's some sort of a "Republican-to-English" translating dictionary available somewhere? I can't seem to find one on Amazon.

War of Wages and Waging War

A couple of rants for today...

1.No increase in minimum wage but the number of "mega yachts" — ships at least 75-feet long — has nearly doubled globally in 10 years.

2. Because of number 1, I predict there will be no immigration reform for quite some time. They do not want to change illegals' status to allow them to be protected under federal minimum wage laws, etc., as they'll then have to pony up to pay minimum wage (such as it is) and bennies. Too many republicans (individual as well as small and large business employers) get their slave labor from this population of alien workers. If we did bring on immigration reform anytime soon, that would kill minimum wage adjustment upward for A LONG TIME TO COME.

3."Today, President Bush held a press conference in Vienna, Austria as part of a diplomatic visit to Europe. He was asked by a member of the press why approval for his policies, particularly on national security issues, was so low in Europe. Bush explained that Europeans didn’t take the 9/11 attacks seriously. 'For Europe, September 11th was a moment. For us, it was a change of thinking.' "

We were in Europe, actually the UK, on September 11th, and for a few days after. Everywhere we turned we were offered support and condolences by citizens of the EU. In spite of the fact that they have known such violence in their own homelands many times since WWII (especially the Brits who have lived with the constant threat of terrorism by the IRA) the people that we spoke with in those days were very concerned and genuinely affected by the incident. To them, it was very disturbing to think that someone actually had the chutzpa to strike at the US in that way. I think they felt as vulnerable themselves, because of the act against the US. I, personally, do not think that 9/11 had any less impact on the citizens of Europe, than it did on us. Slightly different, perhaps, but no less significant.

When we returned in 2002, the path to Iraq was already being laid and the sentiment toward the US government had shifted dramatically. Frankly, we had squandered the support and the goodwill we had been graced with after 9/11. I think for Bush 9/11 was a moment when he saw the excuse he needed to go on a global rampage. I guess that is a change of thinking.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

darkness falls

It's officially summer.

The summer solstice is the "longest" day of the year, the day that the northern hemisphere experiences its maximum duration of sunlight during the year. Most people celebrate the beginning of summer on this day.

I mourn it as the precursor of winter.

I love summer. I hate cold weather. I scarcely feel alive during the winter months. The paucity of sunlight, the cold, the overcast, it all depresses me.

The summer solstice is the day after which the sunlit hours begin to decrease. We don't notice it because we are immersed in the seasonal heat and vacations and such, but every day from here until the winter solstice, the daylight decreases by a couple of minutes as our hemisphere starts to tilt away from the Sun. By September, the daylight and darkness times are almost equal again and daylight continues dwindling for three more long months.

Yes, today is the first day of summer, but it also is a reminder that the Earth continues to zoom forward in its orbit at sixty-five thousand miles per hour, and that the dark times are returning all too soon.

Enjoy the real season of light.

good plan

Ivan Milat is a killer. A serial killer. He murdered seven backpackers in the short period from 1989 to 1992. He was caught, tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. He has made Goldbourn Supermax prison his home since then.

Supermax prisons are built to securely house the worst offenders. They usually live in cells that are not much larger than refrigerator boxes and have minimal freedom and privileges, in keeping with the understanding that these are not generally people that ever should be back in the company of the citizens and residents of the country.

Milat, while no model for human behavior, has adjusted to his circumstances, has had counseling and therapy for his disorder, and was permitted a small television and a toaster in his cell as he has been ruled to not be an escape hazard or a danger to himself. He has caused no incidents during his incarceration. He is sixty years old.

You would think that things are at least under control. You would be wrong.

Relatives of at least one of Milat's victims found out about the television and the toaster. They immediately contacted the board of prisons and demanded that these admitted privileges be removed because they didn't feel that he deserved to be "rewarded" in this manner.

The Department of Corrective Services removed the television and the toaster from Milat's cell.

I can understand that the relatives of a murder victim would have little regard for the killer of their family member. However, there comes a line where punishment turns to revenge. They have crossed it.

This man is going to be in prison until he dies. He has a malformed mind, something that can happen to any of us under the right circumstances. He has resigned himself to his fate, has participated in his therapy, and has caused little or no problems during his incarceration, so little that the department of corrections gave him a tiny bonus, something to make his time in prison paying his debt to society just a little more tolerable. He hasn't been given Rolls-Royces and champagne and dancing girls. He has been permitted to have a television to alleviate the tedium of life in prison, and a toaster so that he doesn't have to eat prison slop every meal the rest of his life. Those aren't rewards, they are simply things that give a horribly flawed person a little bit of humanity.

The victim family members who instigated this action against a man who we already know is a bad person are extracting vengeance in their name from the Goldbourn Supermax prison. That is horribly wrong. These are the kind of people who probably want him abused and mistreated while he is in prison. Prison is not about paybacks, it is about getting dangerous people away from normal society to protect the people who live within bounds, not about making the lives of the guilty as hellish as they can be made.

Think about it. Do we, as a society, really want to force serial killers to live the rest of their lives with nothing but their own murderous fantasies for diversion? Isn't it better for all of us to let them watch "Tom and Jerry" and "Desperate Housewives" and the like and be as distracted as possible from the horrible places within their own psyches? Do we really want people like Milat to have only the dark corridors of their own minds for refuge and escape?

Prisons are to protect the innocent, not to torture the imprisoned.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Correct me if I'm wrong, but a couple of weeks ago, didn't our noxious bumpkin of a president call a big meeting at Camp David that was intended to finally, fully, flesh out a victory and post-war strategy for Iraq? The meeting was big news at the time, with right-leaning pundits nodding sagely and letting us know that George and his fellow goodfellas were going to roll up their sleeves and do the hard brain work so that we could finally kick this war on terror into high gear and win.

Then, all of a sudden on Monday, instead of planning how to win the war on terror, George was photo-opping in the Green Zone and getting lauded for his bravery because he boldly sneaked into Baghdad under cover of night and escorted by fighter planes, wore twenty-five pounds of body armor and a cadre of Special Forces people to get around the city once he was off of Air Force One, and then high-tailed it out of there after a magnificent five-hour visit.

The Baghdad trip was touted as a presidential "victory lap" far and wide, and Bush's apparent psychic ability to look somebody in the eye and see what kind of person they are was once again taking up space in the media that wasn't being used for any substantive reporting anyway. Then his eminence George came home, swaggered and talked tough for a couple of days, and kicked off election season 2006.

Meanwhile, whatever happened to that unbelievably important conference at Camp David? Apparently, it wasn't really necessary after all, as it has fallen off the radar as if it never even existed. The Camp David meeting never was real. It was a cover story. Nothing really seems to have been accomplished by Bush going to Baghdad other than his getting a good couple of days worth of photo opportunity and media fellation.

I can only think of one reason why a small, small man like George Bush went to Baghdad on that exact day.

Somebody had better check Zarqawi's corpse.

See if it still has ears.

fury and irony

Word has been all over the news today that the two kidnapped American servicemen were found dead, killed "in a barbaric way."

That would presumably be in a different fashion than the more cultured and genteel methods of killing used by our own armed forces.

Talking-points droids like Noron O'Donnell have expressed their outrage. "How disgusting is that?" moaned Noron on "Hardball." Apparently when we torture and kill brown people, that is a compassionate action that we undertake out of the goodness of our hearts in order to help liberate them, but when they provide their retribution, it is an act of uncivilized heathens.

We have lost this war, not that we ever had a chance to win it in the first place.

Hasn't ANYBODY read "Dune?".

Monday, June 19, 2006

no mirror, Steve?

Republican Representative from Iowa, Steve King, quoted on the topic of Abu Musab al Zarqawi's recent death during the bombing of his safe house, said, "there probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he’s at. And if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas.”

Helen, of course, is the famous White House correspondent who has been a thorn in pasty Republican asses for many years.

Here is the official photograph of Steve King. Nice combover, Steve. Probably not a good idea to slam other people for their appearance, especially those who are half again your age, and possess twice your mental acuity and ten times your experience.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Happy Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney. Although I was never a particularly big Beatles fan (I liked the last handful of albums somewhat) I have always thought they were talented writers and certainly a major influence on my generation both culturally and musically.

They all managed to save their consciences from the ravages of super-stardom and to be good people, and it is sad to see Paul have what seemed to be happiness in his autumn days so suddenly yanked away from him, first by tragedy, then by divorce and the attention of the media.

I suspect that the ray of sunlight that may come of the turmoil in Paul's life today will come out in his music over the next few years and that it will be work that truly maximizes all of the musical talent and experience he has amassed over his amazing lifetime.

Many happy returns, Paul. Go write some great music.

Oh, and yes, we still need you.


I see myself as a lightweight. I'm not given to deep thought, comtemplation of the universe, or haiku. When we read books and analyzed them in high school, I was always told that I read very superficially. Absurdist theater makes no sense to me, and John Coltrane will forever be a mystery.

I prefer "The Highwayman" to "The Wasteland," and think that Sartre is a non-starter. I read strictly for entertainment or information. I like novels with snappy dialogue and humming plots. I forget most of what I read pretty fast, and so can be vastly entertained by reading the same books over and over.

I'm saying this because I just read this:,,1691370,00.html#article_contin. I like Vonnegut.

Friday, June 16, 2006

nuke the whalers

Japan has been "angling" for some time to have the international bans and limitations on whaling eliminated so that they can return to harvesting these leviathans in order to expand their sushi menus.

It has been known for some time that the whales are one of the more intelligent families of animals on the planet. Sperm whales and killer whales are really just enormously huge dolphins with brains that exceed the human brain in size and match it in complexity. They are known to have complex relationships and to communicate with each other, even having different "dialects" of their cetacean "languages" from group to group.

Whales were hunted to near-extinction for a few centuries by a world hungry for their rich oils, ambergris, bone, teeth, and meat. Over the last couple of decades, they have made a tiny but promising population rebound. They are still threatened by human beings, even if no hunting were taking place, by the sonar of our military vessels, pollution, global warming, and collisions with marine vessels.

In recent and appalling display of disingenuousness supporting the efforts to resume humpback whale hunting, Japanese official Joji Morishita stated that whale watching and whale hunting could occur at the same time and that we should just think of the whales as being future steaks. His remarks indicated that it was the same as watching cows at a ranch and then going out for a hamburger.

That may be true on a certain level, but there are some significant differences here. Cows are not an endangered species, and are bred and raised specifically for the purpose of being harvested. Cows are also, largely due to artificial selection, not known as being one of the most intellectually gifted creatures on the planet.

Although I have long admired Japanese culture, I am disgusted by their insistence that they have some inherent right to deplete the dwindling stock of some of the rarest and most magnificent creatures on the planet just in order to impress their friends with the highest-priced item on the menu at their favorite restaurant.

It's too bad the whales are only intelligent and not technologically adept as well. If they were, I would advise them to supply some mushrooms for those yummy whale steaks.

Japan has effectively declared war on the whales, and it's a shame the whales are unable to fight back. A couple of 20-kiloton fission bombs on large population centers in Japan would work wonders to persuade the residents to stick with more common sea creatures for dinner.

It's a method that's worked before.

cosmonauts gone wild!

And speaking of females in free fall, on this date in 1963, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was launched into space by the Soviet Union, where she spent three historic days in orbit. She returned to Earth and later married the first man in space, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Tereshkova never flew again and it was not until twenty years later, when American astronaut Sally Ride boarded the shuttle Challenger in 1983, that another woman left the atmosphere and became a temporary space dweller. Since then, many women have become space travelers, and sadly, four even perished in the tragic losses of the Challenger and the Columbia.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ricky, you got some 'splainin to do

Anything you want to tell us about your obsession with gay people, Mr. Santorum?

respecting our dead

Isn't it amazing that there were no American casualties reported to have occured in Iraq since June 9th until today? The count sat at 2497 American military dead for six entire days, since shortly before our pretender-in-chief made his much-vaunted "secret trip."

It seems like the US military colluded with the administration so that they wouldn't mar George's "victory lap" for the death of Zarqawi.

It seems like.

Free America.

Bush bounce


Or is it a "victory lap?"

UPDATE: "It's just a number." - Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary

I surrender

Just when I think I can no longer be surprised by the vapidity of my fellow Americans, I channel-surf into the clear sign that civilization on this planet is doomed:

Girls Gone Wild... free fall.

I'm taking the cats, the keyboards, and the telescopes and moving to a desert island.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

look at the bunny!

Don't you love the Bush crew's talent for misdirection? When events start to hurt the administration politically, there's always some story that comes up and changes the subject. The cable news channels have been making a lot of hay the last couple of days over the indignant reports that FEMA emergency funds were used to obtain football tickets, x-rated videotapes, and "even a sex-change operation."

Of course, none of them mentioned that FEMA emergency funds were also used to obtain thirty-eight thousand still-unused and rotting emergency trailers meant to house the victims.

No, no, no. Can't bring that into it.

Not when there are hundreds of thousands of nameless brown people to act as scapegoats for the immense fraud that followed on the heels of the storm.

Free America.

free advice - a continuing series

Republican talking point:
"The Democrats want to raise your taxes."

Democratic response:
"Actually, we just want our country to pay its bills. The Republicans are raising your children's and grandchildren's taxes by running up huge deficits."

military porn

"Operation Mountain Thrust."

Thank goodness the adults are in charge.

a ton of simple

Our Special Olympics president makes a "surprise" trip to Baghdad, scurries home after five hours of being brave underneath 25 pounds of body armor (wonder where they got the money for that since we can't afford it for the people who spend every day there) and gives a press conference during which he wears the self-satisfied, "ain't I something" grin of a baby that has successfully made a boom-boom in his diaper.

This is what passes for a statesman in our times?

One more time, slowly:


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

where do you find a dunce?

Jonah "mommy got me my job" Goldberg asks a single poignant question today.

"So where does Karl Rove report to get his reputation back?"

Well, Jonah. I don't know. Why don't fucks like you ask Jack Murtha or Max Cleland or John Kerry or Bill Clinton or Joe Wilson or Howard Dean or Richard Clarke or any of the numerous other honorable Americans who have been slimed, slandered, and libeled by the likes of you where THEY went to get their reputations back, you misbegotten asshole?

Where do you find a dunce?

In "The Corner."

Thursday, June 08, 2006

having it and eating it

After the last eighteen hours of the Zarqawi deathfest celebratory media orgy, I'm starting to detect a growing undercurrent of vindication on behalf of Donald Rumsfeld, with a few cable news talking heads observing what a triumph it is for him to have "terminated" or "neutralized" the number one member of Al Qaida in Iraq.

That's interesting, isn't it?

Seems to me that if we follow established precedent, Rumsfeld really had nothing to do with it and it was just the efforts of "a couple of good apples" that killed Zarqawi...

he's my dog, I'll - uhhh - feed him

gosh, another coincidence

Let's see.

The stock market plummets in a few short weeks.
The president's gay-bashing amendment bombs.
Polls for Republicans are in the sewer.
Hurricane season just started.
It's election time again.

Hey, guess what?

We killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, that AK-47-illiterate, sneaker-wearing incompetent terrorist that we bred in Iraq who is so stupid he has eluded us for three years!


And while we're on the topic, if the "mainstream media" really wants to know why it is irrelevant in the manner it is at this time, here's why:

I happened to catch a live bulletin of the breaking story on ABC television at about 1:39 AM Central time. The 24-hour cable news networks didn't disturb their taped reruns of the day's shows until 2:23 AM Central time. No internet news sources had a mention of the story until after that, including

The traditional media is useless. Something about tits and nuns comes to mind. Newspapers are regularly lifting independent investigative reporting from internet sites like and not even giving proper credit to the people who really scuffed the shoe leather to track down the facts and break the stories. Meanwhile, the major corporate sources of news pick their butts and try to change the rules to maintain their positions of power and influence rather than fulfilling the function a free press is supposed to accomplish.

Our country is broken, and I fear more and more every day that it can not be fixed.

MSNBC is reporting that some of Zarqawi's underlings gave information to US Special Operations personnel that helped lead them to the meeting that was putatively taking place when he was killed. Over the last few months, Zarqawi and Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden's second-in-command, have had some publicized disagreements apparently over operational and jurisdictional differences. It's starting to look like Osama or his people dropped a dime on Zarqawi to rid themselves of a rogue operative that was getting out of hand.

Also, earlier on ABC, a reporter made reference to a claim by unspecified US military personnel that this shows that the oft-ridiculed "another second-in-command Al Qaida" member reported to be killed time after time shows that the US was on this the whole time and was just "nibbling away" at the Al Qaida presence in Iraq in order to follow it to Zarqawi.

Knowing how utterly incompetently this "war" has been fought, I'm afraid I have to go with the dime-dropping conjecture over any patient and methodical macho manhunt by our forces.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Bush boom


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

well, that explains a lot

The evil neocon tranny Ann Coulter is back at it again. Her(?) newest book was released today, and the last eighty pages deal with her(?) excoriation of "Darwinists" as atheist liberals with a penchant for bestiality. She(?) portrays people who understand there are overwhelming amounts of evidence that support evolution as followers of a religion known as "Darwinism" (there's really no such thing) and states that it is equally as much a religion as christianity, saying:

"The fundamental difference between our religion and theirs is that theirs always tells them what they want to hear. Darwinism never disappoints the liberals. They never say 'well, I'd like to have cheap meaningless sex tonight, but that would violate Darwinism.' They can't even say 'I'd like to have cheap meaningless sex tonight with a goat, but that would violate Darwinism.'"

Hmmm. Cheap, meaningless sex with a goat.

It would seem that the only people willing to have sex with Ann Coulter are liberals.

Enjoy your stay in jail, Ann. Trannies are "popular" there. And not just with "Darwinists."

Monday, June 05, 2006

Daniel, I presume?

Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God
Mon Jun 5, 8:31 AM ET KIEV (Reuters) - A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on Monday.

"The man shouted 'God will save me, if he exists', lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions," the official said.

"A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery."

The incident, Sunday evening when the zoo was packed with visitors, was the first of its kind at the attraction. Lions and tigers are kept in an "animal island" protected by thick concrete blocks.

Darwin wins again..............

in case you weren't sure

On today's episode of "Hardball," the ever-charming Pat Buchanon was on yet another of his tirades about how things like boys kissing, teen slang, and undocumented immigrant criminals from other countries are destroying America.

At one point, and I don't have a transcript for the full quote, Pat explained that in many ways, including "socially, linguistically, and ethnically," the country is going "downhill."


Isn't that sort of the definition of "racism?"

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The President's "English"

There is nothing on this site to identify the contractor. I'm going to go by there and speak to a superintendent.

There are not one, not two, but three of these signs posted at the site. Professionally printed signs. Or so it seems.

Is this the "English" the president insists be our "official" language?

Friday, June 02, 2006

just wondering

With all of the time Attorney Genital Alberto Gonzales spends talking about child pornography, even to the extent of showing SLIDES of it at his presentations when he is trying to persuade the nation's internet service providers to spy on American citizens for him, I can't help but think that a thorough examination of his own computer's hard drive might prove very illuminating. I have yet to see somebody who is fixated on a personal bete noir that doesn't have a deeper and more subsuming interest in that which they are trying to eradicate.

Jeff Gannon is living proof.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

read 'im and weep