Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tom Hanks, Eddie Izzard and Jay Leno's christian song stylings...

Could be even scarier...

Who do you think it is?

Mike Myers, Jimmy Kimmel and Alec Guiness?

Their second album was titled "Jesus, come unto me".

Catch you later.....

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Calvin and Hobbs on the Bailout

(Click on pic for larger)

Eerily prescient cartoon from 15+ years ago, found on Digg.

Catch you later.....

Monday, December 22, 2008

White House Murder Conspiracy? Omerta: a Bush Family Value

The Free Press -- Independent News Media - Election Issues:

Michael Connell, the crucial techno- lynch pin in the theft of the 2004 election, and much more, is dead at the age of 45. His unnatural, suspicious death raises serious questions about the corruption of the American electoral process that now may never be answered. Connell died Friday, December 19 when his Piper Saratoga plane crashed near his northern Ohio home. He was flying himself home from the College Park, Maryland airport. An accomplished pilot, flying in unremarkable weather, his death cuts off a critical path to much of what may never be known about how the 2004 election was shifted from John Kerry to George W. Bush in the wee hours of November 2. (click on the link!)

One of my sources died in a plane crash last night - Larisa Alexandrovna (atLargely):

I don't usually reveal sources, but I think this is incredibly important. Michael Connell died in a plane crash last night. He was a key witness in the Ohio election fraud case that I have been reporting on. More importantly, however, he had information that he was ready to share.
You see, Mike Connell set-up the alternate email and communications system for the White House. He was responsible for creating the system that hosted the infamous accounts that Karl Rove and others used. When asked by Congress to provide these emails, the White House said that they were destroyed. But in reality, what Connell is alleged to have done is move these files to other servers after having allegedly scrubbed the files from all "known" Karl Rove accounts.

Will Bush pardon Cheney, resign, and then be pardoned by Cheney in turn? At this point nothing would surprise me. Their entire criminal enterprise should be thoroughly investigated, prosecuted and severely punished. America needs to see that the rule of law still lives.

Think it will happen? Nah, me neither.

Catch you later.....

Update: More on this subject from the Left Coaster .

Update II: Yet more...

Friday, December 19, 2008

History's Verdict on Bush

From Kevin Siers at the Charlotte Observer...

Catch you later.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Why Rick Warren's Inaugural Invocation Will Anger Many Conservatives - Political Machine

Why Rick Warren's Inaugural Invocation Will Anger Many Conservatives - Political Machine

Barack Obama's decision to have Rick Warren deliver the invocation at his inauguration will surely be greeted by many as the triumph of bipartisanship and post-partisan politics.

this move is sure to anger some of Obama's base who might view having an Evangelical pro-Life Pastor play such a prominent role in Obama's inauguration as a slap in the face.

... But there is another group who is likely to view this move with suspicion: Traditional conservatives. (In fact, a quick perusal of the conservatives I'm following on Twitter confirms this.)...

...While this move will surely be applauded by the center, in one fell swoop, Obama and Warren have found a way to anger many on the left and on the right.

Anything that pisses off conservatives and fundies is OK by me. And I'll be hitting the mute button while throwing shoes at his graven image.

Catch you later.....

P.S. Reading the comment thread of any political story on AOL is a chance to see TEH STOOPID in full blossom.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Robin Williams on Bush, Obama, McCain, Palin and more...

From a British show called "We Are Amused". (link)

Catch you later.....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Abortion Wars Get Technical

Women have few rights at all when doctors can legally misinform them or deny service entirely.

"What does it tell us about the state of the abortion wars, that battles once waged over the dignity and autonomy of pregnant women have morphed into disputes over the dignity and autonomy of their health-care providers? Two of the most pitched battles over reproductive rights in America today turn on whether health workers can be forced to provide medical services or information to which they ethically object. But as we learn from these fights, our solicitude for the beliefs of medical workers is selective: abortion opponents will soon enjoy broader legal protections than ever. Those willing to provide abortions, on the other hand, will enjoy far fewer. And women seeking reproductive services will be more caught up than ever in the tangle between the two."...

We needn't worry as much about the Taliban half a world away when we have the Christian Taliban to deal with here at home. Go read the whole thing.

I think it's time to rethink the tax exemption for churches, synagogues and mosques.

For more than a couple of reasons.

Catch you later.....

(Picture from MissPoppy, Fetus Cookie Cutter only $9.95!)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wingnuts, 2nd Amendment, Mumbai

How long will it take for a Freeper or some (ahem) columnist at the NRO to say that the Indian tragedy would never had happened, were it not for firearm restrictions more severe than America's?

Perhaps some other mindless parrot of the fringe?

You just know that someone will argue that an armed populace would have prevented the greater carnage.

I'm betting on the Northerner for Southern Treason.

He likes guns.

I'm sure Sadly No! will have more soon.

Catch you later, in sadness.....

(Image Oddsock/CreativeCommons)

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Wisdom of Marx

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."

Catch you later.....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

GOP relegated to status of 'regional' party

From the LA Progressive:

"...Now, the Republicans are relegated to the South — an extremist backwater party of white heterosexual Christian fundamentalism, cultural intolerance, and political irrelevance. They embrace xenophobia, islamophobia, and homophobia as America becomes a browner, more diverse nation. They uphold the plutocratic interests of free market capitalism at a time when the public demands greater government intervention in the economy, as a check against corporate excess and upward wealth redistribution."...

Terrific article, well worth the effort to click on the link.

Catch you later.....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

So? So? Socialist!

Remind you of anyone? Thought so. (Found on Digg w/out attribution.)

Catch you later.....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Recount gives us stunning view of voters and their wily ways

The recount has taught us much. So far we know there are several reasons a ballot can be invalidated.

1. Ballot traced to Mr. Bing Bong 007 Rabbit-Piano, 123 Fake St., Bemidji, Uranus. Really, c'mon. Fake Street was renamed Falsehood Drive 10 years ago. Someone's using old maps.

2. Ballot discovered at the last moment in the back room in a box under some Tiger Beat magazines with Eric Estrada on the cover, and the guy who brings it in also offers to sell you 40 cartons of cigarettes and some DVD players.

3. Ballots certified by a precinct captain who, when asked for his credentials, shouts FOILED! FOILED AGAIN!, shoots a grappling hook into the ceiling using a gun concealed in his utility belt, and is lifted through a skylight to a waiting helicopter above. He promises to come back with proper ID but never does.

4. Ballot is so ideologically inconsistent it appears the dude was just messing with us.

5. Ballot traced to voter who left booth muttering that it must be one of those automatic flush things because he didn't hear nothing and couldn't find a knob.

From James Lileks at the Star-Tribune. One of the comments: "Lileks is about 1/3 as clever as he thinks he is."

Catch you later.....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Got Religion?

h/t to Pharyngula

Catch you later.....


Need a Burning Cross ornament this holiday season?

It's the eco-friendly way to say "I'm a clueless bigot."

h/t to Baloon Juice

Friday, November 14, 2008

Blogging Changed last week.....

My home town rethugnicant rag is today's worst person in the world!

Obama has more threats than other presidents-elect - Yahoo! News , The Lunatic fringe is getting all geared up.

Now this is how you flay a moose: World O' Crap "Mourning in America"

More religious wackyness.

Driftglass suggests a Chicago Weinerectomy for LIEberman.

Fairness Doctrine and Gun Sales from DDay at Digby's.

For Tbogg (a fellow San Diegan) it's like shooting fish in a barrel.
(Sorry about your junk... Heal well, my friend.)

As far as Hillary goes, I would much rather her see her running Justice than State. Let her have a couple years to go after the real evil-doers and when a spot opens up.... Put her on the Supreme Court. I just want to see Sean and Rush wrap their heads around that!

TGIF.... (Suffering from bloggus interuptus; it happens every forty years or so when we pull one off and the reality sinks in. Does it seem to you that BushCo is determined to make it worse for our country on their way out the door?)

Catch you later.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Marx Brothers - Is there ever enough?

I have always been a big fan. This is some of their best.

Catch you later.....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sarah Palin ready for 2012?

The GOP sure can pick 'em, you betcha!

Catch you later.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Boycott Utah!

I've written to the Sundance folks to urge them to relocate this year's festival.

Here is my note:

Dear Sundance,

I strongly urge you to move this year's event outside of Utah.

After the interference of the LDS in the politics of California, it is important to let them know that it is not without consequence.

Their message is one of hate and exclusion.

Why would you wish to associate with that?


Please tell them how you feel. I think Mr. Redford would like to know.

Catch you later.....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Very, very nice.

This is nice. From the Omaha World Hearald, my old home town. Enjoy!

One electoral vote still outstanding in NE-2 (Omaha Metro).

Maybe we'll be able to call it Obamaha?

(H/T to RisingHegemon)

Catch you later.....

Update: I am proud to be from Obamaha! Obama wins the electoral vote of NE-2!

See that little blue island in eastern Nebraska? My peeps!

(Map from 538)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What a Blur!

Even with a mild Champagne hangover I've been walking around with a goofy grin plastered on my mug all day long. The last 24+ hours are a happy blur.

I'm prouder of my country today. Less cynical about 'promise'. And after reveling in the feeling for a day, I'm ready to get to work, to try and clean up the mess caused by the lust for money, power and privilege that was the BushCo gang.

Ready to work toward restoring the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Anxious to see our armed forces and veterans truly supported, equipped, rested, cared for and used wisely.

Dying to see quality health care (my field) an affordable right for all citizens.

Renewable energy. Revitalized international relations. Restoration of checks and balances.

I'm willing to pay more to shore up our sagging economy, protect our environment, fund the infrastructure, create green employment, promote education and more. It is a privilege to be an American and I'm willing to pay taxes as the duty of a responsible citizen.

We've got a lot to do. There's a new man at the helm and a new course to plot. Hard to port! Let's head to the left. It's the only way to go.

Catch you later.....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ohio Goes Blue! - The FINAL "Honest McCain Campaign Poster"

It's OVER! Send in the fat lady, cue the orchestra.

After California, Obama needs only 15 electoral votes.

Sen. McCain, we thank you for your service. Take a bow, have a seat.

Catch you later.....

Local Poll Update - Record Turnout Expected!

As of 4:20pm (PST) the wonderful ladies running the polling place down in our community clubhouse report that 55% or more of eligible voters had already voted.

The crew was girding up for the big rush to vote after work.

They assured me our precinct would be setting a record turnout.

This on a day when the weather did it's best to keep people home. Half of our patient schedule at work this AM rescheduled due to the weather.

Catch you later.....

I Voted - In the Rain - You?

For me, it's all over but the counting. Let it be on the up & up.

Posting later with local notes and the LAST "Honest McCain Campaign Poster".

GOBama, No on H8te!

Catch you later.....

Monday, November 3, 2008

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #52

Only one more of these after tonight. Any suggestions?

Vote early and vote often!

Catch you later.....