Saturday, November 29, 2008

I find reason tedious and boring.

Skipper: Kowalski, reason with him.

Kowalski: Ahh, reason...

Skipper: I find reason tedious and boring. We'll use force.

For some reason, the above bit of dialogue reminds me of the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq. "Colin, reason with them." "Ah, reason" "I find reason tedious and boring. We'll use force." At least the penguins accomplished their mission. Of course, the penguins don't create their own reality, their animators do. I wish the bushies had had better animators.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wall Street Fuckers

To preserve the backbone of the industrial economy, we have congressional hearings, we have New York Times op ed from traitorous son of Michigan Mitt Romney and numerous others saying that the Big 3 need to go bankrupt, the party of the masters yammers about how the unions have to make concessions, (like they haven't already) Harry Reid doesn't dare take a vote, and the bosses are told to come back in two weeks with a plan.

To bail out a company who caused this mess, and who has been soaking in the mud of financial scandal since at least Enron days, its another nontransparent, unaccountable, no-oversight Sunday Afternoon Special from Chairman Hank and the rest of the Wall Street Fuckers.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bork in Iraq

Maliki's government is "quietly dismissing" anti-corruption officials. I think the main reason the dismissal can be called quiet is because papers other than the Times are ignoring the story.

Well, I shouldn't be so hard on the media. In April, I commented on Condi Rice's reply to Henry Waxman's question whether she was aware of Maliki stonewalling anti-corruption investigations.

When Nixon did the same thing, it was big news, the label 'Saturday Night Massacre' is well known. Dragging this news out know might spoil Bush's going away party, I suppose.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama Wins!

ABC calls Ohio for Obama. By the last post, it's done.

Congratulations President Elect Obama.

Obama is close

NBC has Obama with 174. Give him CA, OR, WA, HI and he only needs 19. He can get that from FL, or OH, or VA + IA, or NC + IA, or NM + CO + IA, or a number of other places.

Texas closing, not ready to project

LA, Nebraska, SD, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona not ready to project. Electoral vote currently 174 Obama, 76 McCain.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Hope of the World

Newsweek gave Henry Kissenger three pages this week to foam at the mouth of his quill pen about the lessons of Vietnam. His concluding sentence:

Well, excuse me for thinking that protesting an illegal, unjust, murderous war must be restrained to preserve unity. Particularly the unity of a country whose government, of which Kissinger was part, murders war protesters, breaks in to their doctor's offices looking for embarrassing information, and many other dirty tricks. Unity my ass. And then, the delusional assertion that such mythical unity is the HOPE OF THE WORLD. Yeah, right. The hope of the world regarding the U.S. is that it will find someone other than a bunch of maniacs to run the place.

See also

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Requiem for Project for a New American Decade (almost)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sleaze campaign expose

Barack Obama has a web page exposing McCain's sleaze campaign tactics. On it, he has the quote

"Sooner or later people are going to figure out that if all you run is negative attack ads you don't have much of a vision for the future, or you're not ready to articulate it."

The site displays the quote using McCain's own Optima font.