Friday, January 02, 2009

Last Chance for Chintz

Soon to be going out of business in Crawford. Which, in a sense, is fitting: Mr. MBA President is bad for his local and global economy.

Of course, "local" is a relative term, what with Shrub closing down the prop ranch and moving to Dallas...

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Feliz Año Nuevo
From 2Millionth Web Log

Bonus pick from last month's snowstorm...with a nice fireworks display pasted in.

Here's to a hopeful 2009.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New

Here's to a wonderful 2009 for y'all.
A Sobering Thought
From 2Millionth Web Log

I hadn't considered this, but Michael Tomasky points out a pretty surprising fact in the course of listing his "19 Worst Americans of 2008."

Dick Cheney is younger than Ringo Starr.

Less surprising is that Dick's got himself a permanant slot on Tomasky shit list...but he's earned it.
Because an Armed Society is a Polite Society
From 2Millionth Web Log

Take your guns to the National Mall? No problem!

Besides, look at how polite things are in Iraq--where pretty much everyone has a weapon.
The Most Pitiful Playing of the Victim Card EVER
From 2Millionth Web Log

This is straight out of the "you've gotta be shitting me" department. Abu Gonzales claims to be a victim of the war on terror. No lie.

Maybe he can file for a Purple Heart to commemorate his badly bruised feelings.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Can We Please Just Commit Bolton to the Nut House at This Point?
From 2Millionth Web Log

Seriously--the guy's long since gone over the deep end. He's not even amusing in a "god, what an asshole AND a wingnut lunatic" way anymore.
Just Wondering
From 2Millionth Web Log

To follow up from the link to Think Progress yesterday, has there been a time during the last eight years when the world was, so to speak, burning and Shrub WASN'T fiddling?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Like a Fat Guy Insisting on Diet Soda...
From 2Millionth Web Log

Mitch McConnell suddenly decides fiscal prudence is in order after eight years of not just feeding at, but vacuuming from the trough.
Economics 101 for Louisianians
From 2Millionth Web Log

It's all about the fireworks:

Like many retailers this holiday season, fireworks vendors in the New Orleans area are worried that the national recession will have a major impact on business.

For the fireworks stands that spring up along major highways this time of year, it is too soon to predict the final tally.

Even in a good year, sales do not pick up until just before New Year's Eve. Christmas week typically brings in only a trickle of customers.

But in an ominous sign, one major vendor's wholesale business is down 50 percent from last year.

Carl Hodge, known locally for his chain of Crazy Carl's fireworks stands, supplies retailers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Those retailers had a bad Fourth of July and may still be using up inventory purchased at that time, Hodge said.

But Gret Stet denizens are stepping up to the plate and doing their part:

Sam Gambino and his 13-year-old son, Trey...were at Loco Joe's on U.S. 190 near Covington picking out bottle rockets, smoke bombs and sparklers in the first of many visits to fireworks stands to stock up on supplies.

Gambino, of Isabel in Washington Parish, said he is not cutting back this year, since his carpentry business is doing well. He typically spends $200 to $300 on fireworks for Trey and his 10-year-old sister.

He does not worry about the children indulging in their enthusiasm for pyrotechnics, as long as they are supervised by an adult.

"My little boy drives me nuts, " Gambino said. "He's addicted to popping."

Popping for America...
From 2Millionth Web Log

Stuff going from bad to worse in a hurry, and not just in Gaza, is no reason to disrupt a--um, excuse me, THE--Decider's vacation.
Singing Shrub's Praises
From 2Millionth Web Log

Shorter Laura Bush/Condoleezza Rice:

You know, except for that unpleasant few seconds in Dealey Plaza, Dallas must have been the nicest city President and Mrs Kennedy ever visitied.