Friday, August 15, 2003

Even more Fair and Balanced

Ahnuld says "I am a bahbehwian," in oh so many ways. Or as Ceds said, "ewwwwww...he's a dirty old man!" Thanks to the mighty Atrios for that link. Doesn't Ahnuld have an agent who can tell him that he wouldn't even make the short list for the role of governor in an open or closed casting call? And doesn't he make Clinton look like a choir boy?

Thursday, August 14, 2003

And in answer to my first question the Washington Post is kicking 'em to the curb.
It was not just 16 words. It was every word concerning Iraq's nuclear weapons program in George W. Bush's 2003 State of the Union speech.
Fair and Balanced

that would be me.

Ok, so I gave Kodiak an ice cube to play with -- that should keep him busy for a good ten minutes. I'm floating on antibiotics, that super extreme Benadryl and chocolate chip cookies, in case this post makes too much sense. Is anyone still talking about the lies that got us into this mess? Anyone moving toward impeaching the rodeo clown? (And by the way, I don't think the extra five lbs is muscle--it looks like a gut with handles to me)

With "reservations coming in a at a fast clip," for the Bush doll, I don't think the voodoo angle is so far fetched. Will it drink and wet and its pants? Actually, that would make it authentic.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Will wonders never cease? Apparently Fox News owns the phrase "Fair & Balanced" (I know, I know--stop giggling) and is suing Al Franken over its use.
Can we sue Fox for false advertising? I'm having a hard time remembering the last time they presented the "fair and balanced" news...

Monday, August 11, 2003

We Stand Our Ground

Check out the keynote address delivered at the Veterans for Peace National Convention in San Francisco on August 10 by Williams River Pitt.
If the American people fully knew what this war in Iraq was really about, if they fully knew what it means today to be a soldier in that part of the world, they would tear the White House apart brick by brick. If the people had but a taste of the horror and the lies, they would repudiate this administration and all it stands for. They don't know, because they have been fed a glutton's diet of misinformation and fraud. Changing that is why we are here...

...When you stare into the obsidian darkness of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, it stares back at you. The stone of the monument is jet black, but polished so that you must face your own reflected eyes should you dare to read the names inscribed there. You are not alone in that place.

You stand shoulder to shoulder with the dead, and when those names shine out around and above and below the person you see in that stone, you become their graveyard. Your responsibility to those names, simply, is to remember.

Remember what that dream, that idea that is America, is supposed to be. Never forget it. Never let your children forget. Hand it down, generation after generation, because it is the most valuable heirloom we all possess. If we lose it, we have lost everything...

...This cause is my heart's beat. It is yours. May it be there for all time, until that day comes when we can, once again, stand in awe and pride before our flag and our government and our nation, when we can once again revel in the rescued dream that is America.

Until then we are at the barricades, and on the streets, and in the faces of all those who would spend the precious blood of our men and women on lies and profit and greed. The obsidian darkness of that memorial demands this of us. The golden ideals of this nation demand this of us. The laws of our forefathers demand this of us. Most importantly, we demand this of ourselves.

If I could distract you from Kobe and Ahnuld for a moment? The Sydney Morning Herald reported US forces using napalm in Iraq on March 24th and the Pentagon responded thusly:
Your story ('Dead bodies everywhere', by Lindsay Murdoch, March 22, 2003) claiming US forces are using napalm in Iraq, is patently false. The US took napalm out of service in the early 1970s. We completed destruction of our last batch of napalm on April 4, 2001, and no longer maintain any stocks of napalm. - Jeff A. Davis, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense.

But by "took napalm out of service" they meant "we renamed it".

Family shot dead by panicking US troops. Bush, et al, have made murderers out of our young enlisted. They'll return soulless and bitter, or in bodybags.
a little humor

Donald Rumsfeld died and went to heaven. As he stood
in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a
huge wall of clocks behind him.
He asked, "What are all those clocks?"
St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone
on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the
hands on your clock will move."
"Oh," said Rumsfeld, "whose clock is that?"
"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved,
indicating that she never told a lie."
"Incredible," said Rumsfeld. "And whose clock is
that one ?"
St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock.
The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told
only two lies in his entire life."
"Where's Bush's clock ?" asked Rumsfeld.
"Bush's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as
a ceiling fan."

You know he's lying because his lips are moving. Thanks to the professor for that one.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

wascally wevisionists!

The revisionist historians at K•B toys are at it again. So just which part of this is "authentic?" Hmmm...I can see it burning in effigy...I can see it smashing against the wall...I can see Kodiak ripping it to shreds...this could have serious voodoo potential...