Tuesday, November 25, 2008

film at eleven

Here's an actual photograph of the horrible accident in which Coulter's jaw was broken.

Perhaps there IS a god....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Passing the buck...

Since they've already started blaming the recession on Obama, does that mean that all the stuff that they've been blaming on Bill Clinton for years and years will become Obama's fault?

No wonder Bill campaigned for him....

Born again...and again....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging

The odds of this little fellow being adopted out are getting slim...how can we let a little poser like this go?!
Rocky is quickly becoming the newest "child" in our household.
This HAS to be the last one, though. Really.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mr. Magnanimity

Convicted felon Ted Stevens, in his farewell address to Congress:
"My motto has always been 'to hell with politics.'"

Not to mention ethics and the law.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

it's just the hair

Thursday, November 13, 2008

that's an easy one

Ever since Election Day, the usual cable TV gasbags are focused on one question:

"Is Sarah Palin the future of the the republican party?"

Interesting question. Let's take a look.

She's a dishonest, mean-spirited, power-abusing, hypocritical, bigoted, militaristic, anti-intellectual with severely limited facility in the English language who blames everyone else for her failures.

Seems to me she's the PRESENT of the republican party.

send in the assclowns

The cable newsreaders today have been mocking NASA for sending a new oh-so-icky urine purification/water recycling device to the International Space Station on shuttle Endeavour's mission slated to launch tomorrow evening.

So, would you morons prefer that NASA spend the $100,000 per gallon that it costs to transport fresh water into space instead?


It looks like everything is going to be okay after all.

George W. Bush is on television explaining how we can solve the economic problems that have sneaked up on the world with no warning. Thank goodness we have an MBA president, huh?

mmm, pie

Word is that the Vice-President-elect and his wife are having dinner over at the headquarters of the Fourth Branch of the United States government.

A word of advice for the Bidens - if Cheney Todd and his wife serve meat pies, stick with the vegetables and please don't fall for that "free shave before dinner" line.

you know I'm good for it!

Right after Wall Street sucked down the better part of a trillion taxpayer dollars because of problems resulting from their own malfeasance, the Big Three American automakers have now sidled up to the Bush administration with their hands held out for money to "retool" and "modernize" their industry to make them competitive in the new global economy. This comes right on the heels of the government funneling twenty-five billion dollars just a few weeks ago in a sneaky little bit of maneuvering designed to keep the public from learning about it until it was a done deal. Now, like George W. Bush knocking on his coke dealers door at 4 AM after snorting an eight-ball over the last few hours, they are back for more money. The implied threat is that if they go down, they take three million jobs down with them, something the government can not afford to permit in this economic climate.

It seems to me that if the money they already received to keep them afloat is not enough, it is time to let the companies that over-reached to die. Think about it. The three main American car companies made money hand over fist selling bloated, gas-guzzling SUVs to the citizens of this country ever since "Jurassic Park" made the Ford Explorer an automotive icon. When the Explorer wasn't big enough, Ford doubled down with the Expedition, a vehicle practically large enough to park your Explorer in to use like a dinghy to navigate congested city streets. GM offered the Hummer, and later the Escalade, kings of kings of single-digit mileage, the automakers posted record profits year after year.

Yet at the same time, they didn't bother to research new fuel technologies, to design more fuel-efficient vehicles, to save a large enough portion of their profits to get them through any possible economic problems, they took no steps whatsoever to try to secure their own existence. It is time for them to suffer the consequences of their inaction.

Toyota makes better cars anyway.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

doctor, doctor

Happy birthday to Clark Savage, Jr. Looking good for 106 years old.

Monday, November 10, 2008

well, there's your problem

Looks like the Wasilla Hillbillies are going to be busy bagging up clothes to return to the Neiman-Marcus this week. Of course, it won't be easy. Let's permit Sarah's pappy Jed, er, sorry, Chuck Heath, to explain the difficulties:

"She spent part of the weekend going through her clothing to determine what belongs to the Republican Party. She was just frantically trying to sort stuff out. That's the problem, you know, the kids lose underwear, and everything has to be accounted for."

Although I'm not sure how you would go about "losing" your underwear, it certainly helps explain why her jailbait daughter is knocked up.

crying "wolf" (blitzer?)

I've had MSNBC on for two hours while I work around the house, and literally, after every single commercial break in that period of time, they have returned to a banner announcement of "BREAKING NEWS," none of which has been either "news" or "breaking." If that doesn't dilute the impact of the phrase, I don't know what does.

And yet the traditional media wonders why the nation finds them contemptible and increasingly irrelevant.

lucky man

Happy birthday to Greg Lake, the second third of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Cat blogging Friday

Well, since we're giving cat updates, and it's Friday, and I've named the kitten (the jury is still out on adoption but I had to call it something in the mean time).

Meet Barack (Rocky for short). He's a mixed breed medium hair, and very bright and loving. He's in great health (the doc finally got him to stop purring long enough yesterday to hear his heart and lungs) and has more energy than I can remember ANY kitten having. My hubby suggested "Montezuma" for a name--a combination of Monster and Zoomer.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

squirt update

With winter approaching, I've been starting to worry about the little one, and I decided to try to make his existence a little more secure over the coming months. I had looked out my seldom-used front door several days ago and noticed that he was napping on the step (on about the same spot where he is in the photo) and after checking a couple of more times the next few days and seeing him sitting there watching the world go by, I realized that he might have adopted that little alcove for his own. So, I took a jumbo milk crate, lined it with four plush bathroom throw rugs, and put it in a little corner sheltered from the winds, and set a bowl of kibble in front of it. The crate is located about three feet directly to the kitten's right in the photo above, and it just happens to be in the exact spot that the freeloader took shelter from the January 2007 blizzard during which he appeared and took over my life. When I looked out of the front door last night, I saw the squirt snoozing soundly on the top of the crate, and this morning, I put a bowl of canned food out for him and managed to get the closest photo so far. With any luck, this little fellow will at least be able to stay warm and full for the winter months.
You know, it's a lot of work being a sucker.

auld lang syne

Back in the day:

"Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans. Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant, but when they've been fixed, then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful. They don't go around peeing on the furniture and such."


"That's not the way the world really works anymore. We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''

So, how's all that working out for you guys?

pardon my omission

In all of the hubbub and celebration last night, I forgot to offer my best wishes to the real winner of the 2008 presidential election.

Congratulations to the United States of America.

oh, shit

(You understand that whole "cut his nuts off" thing was just a figure of speech, right Barack? Barack? Barry? Barry-o?)

okay, kid

You're hired.

Can you start tomorrow?

my last bid for the night

Here's the man without whom I would not be the person I am today, echoing the emotion of the occasion starting at 3:25, all of which I can reproduce with absolute and utter perfection indistinguishable from the original and with authentic equipment. Life is sweet!



Perpetual Change

a bit of irony

Maverick County in Texas. . . voted for Obama.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The times they are a changing....

34 years ago this fall, when I was in high school, a friend of mine was running for Student Council President. His name was Jan Archer. He had to be out of town for the weekend prior to the election and was told by the student adviser, because he was not going to be around to campaign, he would not be put on the ballot. Another student was also out of pocket that weekend but was still put on the ballot, in spite of Jan being removed for the same kind of absence.

Those of us who were his friends and supporters, suggested a write-in campaign. We campaigned hard and kept the faith.

When the election was over, the votes were counted and the results announced. Jan Archer was the first student council president in the history of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, to win on a write-in vote. Jan was also the first African-American student council president in the history of Theodore Roosevelt High School.

The times, indeed, are a-changing.

welcome back, America

I have never been more proud of my country.

suck. on. this.

Hey, republicans:


Monday, November 03, 2008

'twas the night before elections

Let's see what this says next week.

I can has demokrasy?


grampa is cranky again

"I'm not gonna let our coal industry go bankrupt!" - John McCain, 11/3/08

I must admit, he has a good point. I'm not all that convinced he means it, though. What about our ailing mustache-wax and stagecoach industries?

Sunday, November 02, 2008


The little one is, with my help, getting bigger and stronger and is starting to look like a healthy kitty. His determination is amazing as the adult cats in the immediate neighborhood have not succeeded in chasing him away and while he is still antisocial with me, I've got him to the point where I can open the back door while he's eating and talk to him and he stays within five or six feet of me watching and listening instead of running off and disappearing for several hours. Despite the "he" references, I have no idea what sex this lonely baby is, but I'm glad that I'm at least able to provide a little stability and company to his little existence.

I hope he's at least a little bit happy.

not that hard

Sarah Palin has been successfully fighting against the release of her medical records. Even though she has on several occasions agreed to do so, to the extent of announcing when she would do so, she has never followed through. Many on the left are justifiably wondering what the problem is, after all a forty-four year-old woman who claims to have had no major health concerns in her life should not have that complex a medical history to organize and catalog.

The answer is simpler than that.

If her records are released, we are likely to find that she has had implants and cosmetic facial surgery, and probably more than once. She's embarrassed.

Too fucking bad. The citizens of this country deserve to know the details of the health of those who may have the honor of leading it.

the show that never ends

Happy birthday to the one and only Keith Emerson.