Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Back again!

I admit it. I have been more than just a lazy blogger. I have taken slack to a new level. For a while I was prohibited from blogging by a work contract, then I was just too busy. Now I have not worked since a week past the election, so about a month, and nada. Post-election depression, si. Lack of enthusiasm for the written word, perhaps. Laziness, most certainly. I have been reading, finding new favorite blogs, enjoying old favorites. Now I feel I must start again or lose the ability to look at the world with a critical eye, or sense of humor.

But it is late. I am exhausted. Tomorrow will bring a new Liberaltruthsayer.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I met Robert Redford!!!

Robert Redford was the special guest at a fundraiser for Tom Udall, my candidate for US Senate (and boss). I was fortunate enough to get to help with the event and got to meet Redford, whom I have always admired...but haven't we all???




Quote of the Day

Jesus was a community organizer...Pontius Pilate was a governor.

Michigan's Republican "Election Integrity" Voter Purge Scheme

I don't know why we should be surprised that republicans in hotly contested Michigan think that purging thousands of voters from the rolls is a dandy idea to help push Mittensippi into the red column in November. Nor does it surprise me that they want to do similar challenges to voters based on foreclosures in Ohio. I suspect that there are lawyers for the republican party attacking the registrations of voters all over the country based on foreclosures.

It strikes me as absurdly ironic, that this party that has been responsible for the meltdown of the mortgage industry and has so thoroughly trashed our economy would futher disenfranchise people. They took our jobs, they took our homes, they ruined our credit and now they are going to take our votes. This coming from a party whose leader doesn't know how many homes he has. Who thinks that if you earn less than $5 Million you are in the "middle class".

If you earn less than $5 million, and thereby are middle class, make no mistake about my words here...IF YOU VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN YOU ARE AN IDIOT. If you condone this kind of electoral abuse...YOU ARE EVIL. If you believe it is ok to disenfranchise voters because they are poor and had their houses taken away...YOU ARE UNAMERICAN.

This election isn't about your religion. There are no doctors killing babies for fun, and there are no gays destroying your marriage. This is about rebuilding America's economy, restoring our international standing through diplomacy, and fixing the things that the past eight years of republican leadership have broken, like our infrastructure and our Constitution.

Things have gotten very bad. If we continue to allow republicans to ravage our economy and political sensibilities and disenfranchise our citizens economically and politically it is going to get a lot worse.

Vote Democrat November 4th.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

JUNEAU


America's Favorite Comedy of Errors...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Paris Hilton Responds

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die


Word.


Governor Richardson on this morning's Morning Joe on MSNBC, I think you are going to see more and more of this guy, with his credentials he makes the perfect running mate to Barack Obama!

Denver Post Endorses Richardson for Running Mate


Granted, I wanted him at the top of the ticket, but I will be happy as long as he is a part of the ticket...


This from the Denver Post yesterday...


"When Barack Obama comes to Denver later this month to formally accept the Democratic Party's nomination for president, we hope he will have a son of the West — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson — by his side as his running mate. Insiders suggest that Obama is mulling Richardson and Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, among others, as potential vice presidential candidates.


"We think there's only one direction to go. The first test of a vice president is whether he or she is qualified to serve in the top job should the occasion arise. Richardson clearly leads all other Democratic contenders by that standard. His outstanding record makes him an ideal partner for Obama, not only on the campaign trail but at the vital job of shaping America's future...




The editor at The Denver Post closes his case for Richarsdon, saying, "Richardson's record not only qualifies him to assume the presidency, it makes him an ideal partner to the visionary and eloquent Obama in the task of running this country. And as a leading figure in a Rocky Mountain West that has emerged as a swing political region, Richardson could do more than any other possible running mate to carry the Democratic ticket to victory in November."
I couldn't agree more, Richardson adds so much to the ticket, and does nothing to detract. He is bright, witty, and personable, and would be the perfect running mate for Obama.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Public Financing

A lot is being made of Barack Obama's decision to not accept public financing for his presidential bid. John McCain is labelling him a flip-flopper (shocking). However, everyone seems to be missing a very important point.

Barack Obama's campaign is entirely publicly funded.

Unlike McW, Barack is not taking PAC money, lobbyist money. His campaign is being entirely funded by the millions of people who enthusiastically support him. McCain just has nothing on this guy.

So let's put up a link for donations, shall we?

Go Barack!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Nadir Campaign

In a stroke (perhaps a literal one) of genius today, Ralph Nader claimed "There’s only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He’s half African-American. Whether that will make any difference, I don’t know. I haven’t heard him have a strong crackdown on economic exploitation in the ghettos. Payday loans, predatory lending, asbestos, lead. What’s keeping him from doing that? Is it because he wants to talk white?” [Rocky Mountain News]

Keep it up Ralph, you are killing your legacy and any hopes you may have had for relevance.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ahhhh....It's a Profit Deal!

pResident Bush today demanded that Congress let the oil barons drill off of American shores to help offset the cost of fuel and solve our gas crisis.

Look, how many people are left that are so stupid to believe that the cost of gas, and our current "crisis" aren't simply manufactured for the benefit of Bush and his friends in the industry. These bastards have it made. From absurd price gouging and wild investor speculation ratcheting up profits to obscene levels, to the Vice President setting energy policy in closed door meetings with oil robber barons, to tax breaks and subsidies, there is no stopping them.

Last week it was revealed that Big Dick lied when he said that China was drilling off the coast of Florida, raising the spectre of Communism's tenticles stretching under our very coastline and taking our precious resources.

Could it be any clearer that this all part of a long con for the Republicans to get what they wanted from the beginning? They want the right to drill in ANWR, and are going to use fear to get it, from the fear of the big RED SCARE to the fear of $15/gallon gas.

If you vote republican in November, shame on you.

John McCain's Creepy Performance as a Stalker



Thanks to Daily Kos diarist Gramarye for posting this puppy...

What is Wrong With Cindy McCain's Arm?

My grandparents passed away last year. I still get all their mail, which now has dwindled to shameless pleas for cash from Republicans. Yesterday they sent this picture of Icebat and Walnuts.


It seemed to me to be a very familiar pose, so I went looking...





Apparently Barbie's Great-Grandma is indeed made entirely of plastic, and needs to be posed. I bet her knees make that funky popping sound that Barbie's do when you bend them.
Icebat creeps me out.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Why is Impeachement Off the Table, Speaker Pelosi?


This picture just has creepy all over it.

Speaker Pelosi, I was so excited about your ascension to leadership in the US House...until I discovered that you are totally unwilling to stand up to Bush. Listen, it is obstruction of justice NOT to pursue impeachement of this administration, and it is high time you did what we wanted you to do when you took power (this goes for all you congressional ninnies). Get us out of Iraq, get Bush and Cheney on a witness stand, and restore our faith in America, for crying out loud.

And keep your paws off the shaved ape.

Tim Russert is Gone

You know those emails, everyone gets them, especially women. "Get to know your friends!" Change the answers to the questions and send out to all your buddies. Well without fail there was always a question, "What is your favorite sport?" and my answer was always "the Sunday morning pundit shows." For me, the slogan said it all, "If it's Sunday, It's Meet the Press."

Many liberals, certainly in the blogosphere, felt that Russert was too hard on Democrats. I saw it too, but I didn't disagree with the need to be. I have always said that you expect bullshit and pandering from the right, but you hold the democrats to a higher standard (and if they are bullshitting panderers best to root them out quickly).

From all accounts, Tim Russert was a guy you wanted to know. He was warm, likeable, and full of entusiasm and intellect. I am so sorry for his family, his friends, and for the rest of us who counted on Tim to cut through the crap and get to the heart of the matter. I am sorry for Tim, who won't get to see the outcome of this election that he cared so much about.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

McCain Says Obama Would Be Bad for Business

Exhibiting just how out of touch he is with reality, McCain is on the stump railing against an Obama presidency and its potential effects on the economy. This is the guy who has voted with Bush 95% of the time, and under his "leadership" we have sunk our treasure in a protracted war (that he wishes to continue for the next 100 to 1000 years), and allowed the insurance industry, sub-prime mortgage industry, credit industry, and oil industry to rob us blind for the past eight years. His argument is that this is working, and we need to continue. Stay the course. A thousand points of light.

Give me a break, McCain. We are in desperate trouble, and you want to dig us in deeper. Stay the course is not an option. Your policies have dessimated the middle class, and increased the ranks of the working poor. We won't sign up for four more years.

You should be ashamed of yourself. Best of luck in the private sector.

Fox News ED Hill is Certifiably Insane



According to Fox News's ED Hill (R-Blonde) the knuckle bonk (gimme some love) is a terrorist move. Rachael Maddow says that we should mock these freaks for making shameful allegations, and I agree. I find it hard to imagine that anyone with any sense would see terrorist intent in the affectionate knuckle bonk Michelle Obama gave to Barack Obama, or see anything but love and pride in their interaction. However, we are not talking about people with sense, we are talking about people who are willing to use any smear tactic to define Barack Obama as a Islamofascistic Liberation Theology Black Panther Terrorist. Well, to them I say that anyone with an IQ over 60 knows that this is garbage, and that the only threat Barack Obama poses is to the status quo corporate interests of this country, and to the citizens he offers hope for a better future.

Bonk for Barack!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Horizontal Blogging

I can't decide if I would rather sit up and blog or take a nap, so I am compromising with some horizontal blogging, laying on the sofa with a pillow propping up the laptop.

What's new with you?

It's summer. It's hot. The kids are home. I want a nap!!!

So a couple of weeks ago my 10 year old and I were hanging out and watching "The Daily Show" and we were bombarded by a few dozen Enzyte ads, you know the ones, Smilin Bob and his sack full of pride. Well Amanda asked me, "Mom, what is male enhancement? Does it make them smarter? Handsomer?"

Ugh.

I wasn't ready for this line of questioning.

So I told her the truth, and she giggled and said, "Gross."

Well I decided it was time to fill her in on the mysteries of life, and so I made a date with her. I took her shopping for an "Ugly Doll" and then to dinner, to talk. She sat across the table from me, clutching her purple blob doll to her chest and glaring at me, while I tried to engage her in conversation. Finally she spoke, and said, "Mom...can't we just talk about animals?"

That was pretty much the end of it.

So, there have been some fun local political events here lately. Last Saturday was the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County's picnic. Candidates were there flipping burgers and serving hot dogs. A couple of judges played live music, and they were pretty good. One was actually named Charlie Daniels, but he didn't sing about ay-rabs. It was a beautiful afternoon, with kids and dogs and lots of happy little liberals.

Last night Tom Udall had his headquarters grand opening. It was a good event. Again there were burgers and dogs, and good political speeches.

More after naptime.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Houston, We Have a Problem...


The potty is broken on the space station. I can imagine the panic.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Religious Loons Kill 11 Year Old Daughter

I can't imagine letting my little girl get progressively sicker, paler, weaker and just saying, "Oh, if we pray she will get better."

I can't imagine seeing my beloved daughter suffering from untreated diabetes and saying, "She is sick because she is a sinner."

But proof that these people are just fucking lunatics who need to be locked away for the good of society comes in this quote..

"Madeline Neumann died March 23 — Easter Sunday — at her family’s rural Weston home. Her parents were told the body would be taken to Madison for an autopsy the next day.
“They responded, ’You won’t need to do that. She will be alive by then,”’ the medical examiner wrote in a report."

Apparently prayer can bring your children back from the dead, too.

Happy Fifth Anniversary!



Can you believe it has already been five years since we rendered terrorism obsolete?


If you don't believe it, here is a picture of our fearless leader on that fateful day...

Georgie Walnuts here is proof. Five years of peace and prosperity...

Thanks Georgie!

UPDATE!!!

WASHINGTON — President Bush sent lawmakers a $70 billion request Friday to fund U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into next spring, which would give the next president breathing room to make his or her own war policy.

Yep, I went to the belly of the beast, Faux News, for that link. I like to keep it fresh. To summarize, Bush is requesting $70 Billion more to fund the war we won five years ago...everyone likes to celebrate an anniversary!!!!







Wednesday, April 23, 2008

He Said...She Said



Condi says she told Jimmy, "Don't talk to Hamas."


Jimmy says that while Condi is an honest person she may inadvertently be full of shit.

For more...click.

Meet the New Boss...Same as the Old Boss


At the risk of opening up a Costello situation, who said, "we won't be fooled again?"
The latest chapter in the continuing saga of the "War on Terra" (for you tv junkies, we are now in season 6) General David Petraeus to head up "CentCom". No, not cent.com...it isn't a website. To sum up, nothing happened today.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Guthfeld

This weekend I was chilling out, maxing and relaxing if you will, and decided to watch "Alice's Restaurant," an old film favorite of mine. And as I was watching I found myself staring at Arlo Guthrie, thinking..."Ok, I have seen this before, but who does Arlo look exactly like?" I have really state dependent memory, if I run into someone I have met before out of context from where I know them I am horrible at placing them. I think I would have problems with my own husband if I ran into him somewhere I don't usually. But this face...


was driving me crazy, for the first hour at least. Then it hit me. He looks just like Jerry Seinfeld!

Ok, if you still don't believe me, check THIS out!

Spooooooky.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


My friend Ken just sent this to me, and it is awesome. Awesome I tells ya.

LTS's Bold, Visionary Economic Stimulus Plan

Ok, maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself here, but I do have a plan that I believe would do more for our economy than the "Economic Stimulus Package" presented by Bush. While I am someone who will benefit more than a lot of others because of the size of my family, and I do plan to spend this money on some things I have wanted and waited for, like some good lawn furniture, I don't believe this stimulus package will have much of an effect on the economy as a whole.

However there is one small thing that our government can do that would relieve considerable financial stress on all sectors of our economy, from the private individual to corporate America. Our government needs to rein in the cost of fuel, from heating oil to the gas we put in our cars.

Controlling the cost of fuel would have a huge impact on our general economy. Food prices would come down because the cost of transportation of these goods would decline. People would have extra money to spend on goods and services, and vacations would become feasible again.

Of course, this is not a simple solution, because the current administration is so soaked in oil futures and indebted to the robber barons that they will never, ever consider this step. The next administration will have to take this on. I don't believe a Clinton Administration would do it, so Go Barack!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Revelation Number Nine

The revelation yesterday that Governor Eliot Spitzer, who rose to power on a record of integrity and ethics, was using the services of $3100 an hour hookers (where did I go wrong on my career path???) has scandalized New York, and stunned the nation.

LTS has come to expect this sort of behavior from republicans, though to his credit Spitzer was not trolling for strange in the Port Authority Men's Rooms. Still, the hypocrisy is just the tip of the iceberg in this developing story. Potential money laundering charges, and investigations into whether public funds were channelled to pay for these escapades, are still pending.

Stay tuned, looks like the Gov is going down. Again.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I'm Back!

Yes, friends, I am back. I had planned to return last week, but sick husband and kids, and my own sinus infection, set me back. I am back, and I am ready to roll. Keep reading!