Thursday, May 31, 2007

it's about time

The abysmally irresponsible British couple, Gerry and Kate McCann, who left their three pre-school aged children alone in a hotel room in a foreign country while they went out to eat dinner at a nice restaurant and returned to find the eldest of them, four year-old Madeleine, missing without a trace back on the third of May, have taken some new steps to try to recover their child.

They had Pope Nazi I bless her photograph.

Folks, if you're trying to show us what miserable parents you are, you already did that four weeks ago.

oh, the humanity

"Barbara Walters has lost her credibility with me." - the drug-addicted, violence-prone, transvestite prostitute patron, and convicted felon Danny Bonaduce, discussing Rosie O'Donnell on Scarborough Country, 5-30-07



You put a grievously flawed person like Danny Bonaduce on the air as though his opinion about anything had any merit? What's next, bringing Bill Bennett on to explain how to be virtuous, Newt Gingrich to plead for civility in government, or Ted Haggard to discuss morality?


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Another Texas Wild Man

Somebody emailed me a link to this gentleman's blog:

More specifically, this post:

Go, Cowboy!

Sorry about the link thingy. Blogger still hasn't answered my emails on this problem.


"...the New York Times wants to overthrow the white, christian, male power structure of this country..." - Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor, 5-30-07

Fortunately, Bill O'Reilly isn't a racist bigot. He says so.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Remembering those we miss....military and not...happy memorial day.

another one

The thought struck me a couple of days ago that our asshole president will be almost sixty-three years old when he finally leaves office. He spent many years drinking and drugging, and seems to have consumed large amounts of cocaine for a long time.

How much you want to bet that the scumbag pulls a Ken Lay, dies shortly after leaving the White House, and never gets to see the true extent of the chaos he has unleashed in the world and the scorn and disgust with which history will treat his presidency.

Republicans. Unaccountable cowards to the end.


If unchecked, the increased aggression by the United States in Iraq will lead to Memorial Day of 2008 bringing the observation of the five-thousandth needless American combat death there.

Bring real meaning to the next Memorial Day. Impeach the bastard.

Friday, May 25, 2007

a moment of silence

Happy birthday to Star Wars. I know what I was doing thirty years ago today!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Doctor's Dream

Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.

The first surgeon, from New York, says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."

The second, from Chicago, responds, "Yeah, but you should try electricians. Everything inside them is color coded."

The third surgeon, from Dallas says, "No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside of them is in alphabetical order."

The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles chimes in: "You know, I like construction workers, those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over."

But the fifth surgeon, from Washington, DC shut them all up when he observed: "You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains and no spine, and the head and the ass are interchangeable."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

better late than never

I've been very busy for the last couple of weeks, but those of you who read the comments may have noticed I've been challenged to drop the gauzy veils of mystery and bare my soul. So, with a spare moment to get caught up, and in no particular order, here are "Seven Random Things About Myself" although I think I ended up with "Seven Odd Bits of Trivia About Myself."

1. I was personally blessed and touched on the forehead by Pope John XXIII when I was a young child. Strangely enough, neither of us burst into flames.

2. I can't stand beer, coffee, or sports - with the exception of heavyweight boxing.

3. I am a hermit. I go for days at a time without personal interaction with people, and I like it that way.

4. I can tell you the title of any episode of the original "Star Trek" series by viewing any random thirty second-long clip from it. This is probably related to the previous item in some fashion.

5. Although music is a huge part of my life, I detest most music that I hear and seldom listen to any music unless I am learning it or critiquing my own. I have the good stuff on tap inside my own head any time I want it.

6. My Stanford-Benet IQ score places me in the top .001% of Mensa.

7. I am the happiest, most fulfilled, most unconflicted person that I know or have ever heard of, and have been so for ten years now. I frequently find myself filled with a transcendent joy of existence that I'm sure many people would think of as a religious experience. I know the secret to happiness, and I have no way of sharing it with anyone. Sorry.

So, there it is.

Now, in keeping with the tradition of these viral web-dares, I get to pass it on to somebody else. Might as well keep it in the family, huh? How 'bout it, Mary?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

good riddance

It's not my usual practice to speak ill of the departed, but some of them deserve it. The United States just became a slightly better country today.

Jerry Falwell is dead.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Message for Milo

Hang in there.
It's the first one.
The worst one.

Thinking about you today.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

aren't I special

Air Force One just flew over my house about a minute after it took off, at an altitude of perhaps 2000 feet.

No, I don't think he could see the gesture...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

semantic jiu-jitsu

I've been noticing the pejorative use of the term "Democrat party" by Republican shills getting more and more frequent again as the Iraq funding fight heats up.

The Republican tough-guy wanna-be's think it's cute to refer to the Democratic party that way, it lets them draw out the final ("rat") syllable and is also a classic schoolyard bully's way of belittling the target of his taunts. It is a method by which Republicans can casually and openly deride the two-thirds of the country that they disagree with and maintain a plausible deniability that they just slipped and omitted the final syllable.

I have a suggestion.

The Democratic party should change their name.

They should officially become "the Democrat party."

The change means nothing, but the Republicans will find themselves suddenly in the position of saying the name of the party correctly, which will remove that little public display of disrespect, and if they suddenly start calling the newly-named Democrat party by another name, their tactic will be perfectly obvious and will demonstrate their lack of common courtesy and ethics to anyone that can hear.

The Democrat party. Short, sweet, simple, and chock full of inadvertent respect.

Who Is Safe?

"...Berman, a Republican, has authored a bill that would compel Texas to deny benefits to children of what he calls "illegal aliens."

"COMPEL" Texas to deny benefits to children.

I would love to see an end, or at least a counter-attack, to the demonization of those who cross the border to improve their lives.

Name ONE job that YOU wanted that was taken by an illegal immigrant.

Can you honestly say that you have never employed an illegal immigrant? Or hired service from a contractor that employed illegal immigrants? Do you know?

And would somebody please tell me what happens to all the social Security paid by illegal immigrants? Because they sure as hell don't claim it!

not good enough to be scum

Nice reputation ya got there - be a shame if somethin' happened to it...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

3,351 American lives for this

Today is the fourth anniversary of Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech after landing on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California. Now the truth can be told. He was actually there to see the stars of his favorite television show.

Meet the Wiggles.