Saturday, January 28, 2006

The best thing I've read today

From Firedoglake.
If your name is accompanied by the words "Democratic lobbyist who advised Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign," then you deserve a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up.

Friday, January 27, 2006

That's a Felony, Honey

"We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said.
What the hell? Who invited this moron to speak at Philander Smith? The alma mater of many distinguished people, including the professor's mother, who departed this plane less than a year ago, and was at least spared this nonsense.

Oh, and by the way, the joke's on Ann the Man Coulter. I will await the reports of her arrest and conviction for threatening a Federal official.

CALL OBAMA NOW! 202-224-2854

I just called Senator Obama's Washington DC office and asked if he was supporting the filibuster. The aide who answered the phone said he had not made a decision yet. I asked what was he waiting for. She said he wanted to hear all the opinions on it. I told her there were six voting Democrats in this household and if Senator Obama did not support John Kerry's call for a filibuster, these six votes would not be supporting Mr. Obama in the future.

What the hell is he waiting for? Testing the waters of his political future? Call him and urge him to support the filibuster if he wants a political future.

CALL OBAMA NOW! 202-224-2854 in DC or his Chicago office: 312-886-3506

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

46 Reasons Why Democrats Need to Clean House

I nearly choked on my cheerios when I read Sec. 605 of the USA PATRIOT IMPROVEMENT AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2005, just my usual morning reading.
There is hereby created and established a permanent police force, to be known as the `United States Secret Service Uniformed Division'.
(b)(1) Under the direction of the Director of the Secret Service, members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division are authorized to--

(A) carry firearms;

(B) make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony...
And you can bet your sweet patootie that I had to know who, if any, of my political persuasion would support such fascist crap. So I looked and looked and I found their names, every one, and if this were a Wall of Shame it would look like this.

In the Senate:
Johnson, S.D.; Nelson, Neb.
And in the House:
Andrews (NJ); Barrow (GA); Bean (IL); Bishop (GA), Boren (OK); Boswell (IA); Boyd (FL); Cardin (MD); Carnahan (MO); Case (HI); Chandler (KY); Cooper (TN); Costa (CA); Cramer (AL); Cuellar (TX); Davis (AL); Davis (FL); Davis (TN); Edwards (TX); Emanuel (IL); Etheridge (NC); Harman (CA); Herseth (SD); Higgins (NY); Holden (PA); Hoyer (MD); Lipinski (IL); Marshall (GA); McCarthy (NY); McIntyre (NC); Melancon (LA); Miller (NC); Moore (KS); Pomeroy (ND); Reyes (TX); Ross (AR); Rothman (NJ); Ruppersberger (MD); Schiff (CA); Schwartz (PA); Scott (GA); Skelton (MO); Spratt (SC); Taylor (MS)
Are we paying attention yet?

Thanks to Paul Craig Roberts and Smirking Chimp.

Flustered, Flummoxed, and Fumbling

This is hilarious. Poor Georgie, embarrassed by a Brokeback Mountain question, loses any grip he had on grammar, sentence structure or linear thought. Interesting that the questioner, a Kansas rancher, got past the Secret Service screeners to ask his question, enthusiastically adding:
You'd love it! You should check it out!
Even more interesting is that he thought our boy George would love Brokeback Mountain.