Friday, June 16, 2006

Happy Birthday Paul!

Hey Paul, Happy Birthday! And for the record, I still need you and I will still feed you, but I hope you like peanut butter...

The Next President of the US...This Guy? You BET!

That's right, Governor Bill Richardson of this blogger's homestate of New Mexico. Sure we are a small state with only five electoral votes, but we have something no one else does, the nimble-minded, ethical, and progressive Governor Bill Richardson. Governor Richardson has done wonderful things for New Mexico, encouraging industry and development, slashing taxes that affect every New Mexican by removing sales taxes on food and medical care, bolstering education spending, and improving transit issues in the busiest corridors of NM traffic with a brand new and expanding light rail system. When I left New Mexico in 1996 for Missouri New Mexico was under Governor Gary Johnson, and things went from poor to poorer, from bad to worse. Bill Richardson has in his first term brought innovation and creative thinking back to State Government, and when I moved back last fall I noticed dramatic improvements in education, economic development, and general optimism among New Mexicans. I am proud to support Governor Richardson for re-election this year, but I am among many who hope that he doesn't complete his term and chooses to run for the Presidency. It is time for optimism to be restored to America, and Governor Richardson is just the man to do it.

Run Bill Run!!!!

The Taint in Washington Video Clip

The Daily Show was never funnier than the night when Ed Helms explained to Jon Stewart about the level of taint in Washington, DC. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the poli-sci lesson....

Ann Coulter: Great Big Skanky Whore or World's Greatest Big Skanky Whore?


In an email interview with John Hawkins at the Right Wing News web site, Coulter was asked, among other things, to offer short comments on several individuals. After harmlessly dismissing former Ambassador Joseph Wilson as the "World's most intensely private exhibitionist," she said of Rep. John Murtha, the hawkish ex-Marine and now antiwar congressman: "The reason soldiers invented 'fragging.'"

The following quotes are examples of Coulter's flamboyant and often inflammatory polemical style. Some view these quotes as humorous examples of tongue-in-cheek hyperbole or satire, while others take them more seriously. Coulter herself once stated, "Liberals love to pretend they don't understand hyperbole." [citation needed] However, she has also stated, "I believe everything I say." [37]

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"We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war." - on the 9/11/01 attacks, in which her friend Barbara Olson was killed, from her syndicated column [38] September 13, 2001
"The ethic of conservation is the explicit abnegation of man's dominion over the Earth. The lower species are here for our use. God said so: Go forth, be fruitful, multiply, and rape the planet—it's yours. That's our job: drilling, mining and stripping. Sweaters are the anti-Biblical view. Big gas-guzzling cars with phones and CD players and wet bars—that's the Biblical view."[39]
"I have to say I'm all for public flogging. One type of criminal that a public humiliation might work particularly well with are the juvenile delinquents, a lot of whom consider it a badge of honor to be sent to juvenile detention. And it might not be such a cool thing in the 'hood to be flogged publicly."—MSNBC March 22, 1997
"It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64—the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted."—[40] May 17, 2003
"Liberals hate America, they hate flag-wavers, they hate abortion opponents, they hate all religions except Islam, post 9/11. Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now."—(from Slander, pp. 5-6; published June 2002)
"The Times was rushing to assure its readers that 'prominent Islamic scholars and theologians in the West say unequivocally that nothing in Islam countenances the Sept. 11 actions.' (That's if you set aside Muhammad's many specific instructions to kill nonbelievers whenever possible)"—How to Talk to a Liberal, 2004.
"In the history of the nation, there has never been a political party so ridiculous as today's Democrats. It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc." - Jan 12, 2006 [41]
"We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' crème brûlée. That's just a joke, for you in the media." - January 26, 2006 [42]
"One [cartoon] showed Muhammad turning away suicide bombers from the gates of heaven, saying "Stop, stop -- we ran out of virgins!" -- which I believe was a commentary on Muslims' predilection for violence. Another was a cartoon of Muhammad with horns, which I believe was a commentary on Muslims' predilection for violence. The third showed Muhammad with a turban in the shape of a bomb, which I believe was an expression of post-industrial ennui in a secular -- oops, no, wait: It was more of a commentary on Muslims' predilection for violence...Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back." - February 8, 2006 [43]
"Perhaps we could put aside our national, ongoing, post-9/11 Muslim butt-kissing contest and get on with the business at hand: Bombing Syria back to the stone age and then permanently disarming Iran. - February 15, 2006 [44]
"You don't want the Republicans in power, does that mean you want a dictatorship, gay boy?" - February 24, 2006 [45]

Alitos Gestapo

Dissenting justices predicted that police will now feel free to ignore previous court rulings requiring officers with search warrants to knock and announce themselves to avoid running afoul of the Constitution's Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches.
"The knock-and-announce rule is dead in the United States," said David Moran, a Wayne State University professor who represented Hudson. "There are going to be a lot more doors knocked down. There are going to be a lot more people terrified and humiliated."

We knew if Bush was elected it would be bad. We knew if he was re-elected it would be FAR worse. We stupidly handed over every single body of government to the Republican party, and it defanged the only entity, the congress, that stood a chance of fighting back for us. Now our goose is officially cooked.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Newtie for President 2008-The Dream

A chilling announcement at the Brookings Institute Luncheon yesterday from Newt Gingrich, architect of the "Contract on America," and fearless leader who once suggested that the children of people who could not support them without public assistance be put into orphanages where more suitable people could adopt them, that he plans to run for the presidency barring the announcement of a candidate he likes.
"If at that point there's still a vacuum . . . then we'll probably do something," Gingrich said, prompting the enthusiastic campaign slogan:

Gingrich Sucks 2008
The announcement has prompted the corporate endorsements of Hoover, Bissell and Dirt Devil, the latter announcing that final touches are being made to the designs of a new vacuum model, the "Newtie" which sucks equally hard whether upright or hand held. Go Dirt Devil!