Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From 2Millionth Web Log

A pretty big step for an orange cat...
From 2Millionth Web Log

Ah, the wisdom of the sage...more seriously, could there be a cabal who's sheer ego sense of self-worth is more inverse in proportion to their actual effectiveness?

To draw a rough analogy, they're like the guard/watchman who demands recognition and a raise for having slept through the robbery, but not before making sure the door was unlocked and wide open.

So you've "kept" another attack from happening--which isn't true unless the anthrax attacks weren't an attack, in which case the logical question is just what WERE the anthrax attacks? People died, after all--anyway, why would Al Qaeda NEED to attack again? Seems like they accomplished their main objective...

Who wants to rob a store after the someone else has taken everything?
In the Name of the Father
From 2Millionth Web Log

I suppose there are some people who call themselves believers who manage to twist logic to the extent that they can call the Gaza invasion justified...but I don't feel I'm doing them any injustice when I question the basis of their "faith."

That's not a God worthy of the title as far as I'm concerned.

Meanwhile, sure, it's a tiny drop in an ocean-sized bucket, but maybe one thing we can do is vote for Juan Cole for Best Middle East or Africa blog in this year's Weblog awards. Again, it's miniscule compared to the suffering, but a tiny step/vote in favor of reasoned dialogue is better than acceptance of the position of more violent insanity.
From Sublime to Ridiculous to Surreal
From 2Millionth Web Log

Yahweh's gonna be Joe the Plumber's wingman.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

I Guess Mileage isn't Much of a Concern...

...when you're busy driving off a cliff.
Comrade Palin
From 2Millionth Web Log

Governor Palin claims casualty status in the class war. How Abu Gonzalesesque of her.

But hey, I guess if you're a Republican, having only one half million dollar house qualifies as a hardship case...enough to claim per diems for having to stay there.
Detroit, Porn, Santa Claus
From 2Millionth Web Log

Damned elf unions and their demands for a living wage and retiree health care...
Playing to Your Audience
From 2Millionth Web Log

Am a little busy this morning so I'm having to cross post (The same picture and link are at First Draft.)

Your Fox News Target Demographic.

Oh--on that note: here's a neat website that actually does offer demographic information for pretty much any website you type in. This blog is too small to make the cut, but First Draft isn't, and neither are lots of other sites. Give it a spin...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Credit Where It's Due

The 'stache of understanding's column is actually pretty good today.
Shorter Trent Lott

My personal and professional ethics could easily fit inside this capsule, with room to spare.
Because He Loves the Smell of Cheeto Dust in the Morning
From 2Millionth Web Log

It Figures
From 2Millionth Web Log

As the Bush administration continues its drunk-stagger to the finish...

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

No Press

"Collateral damage" like this probably explains this. know, the more I contemplate Israel's excuse for the offensive, the less justified it seems. If they wanted to stop Hamas rocket attacks, it's a virtual certainty they could have done so some time ago. Let's stop mythologizing "poor little defenseless Israel." It's a mature, sophisticated nation--it has to be, given the politics of the region. The Israeli military and intelligence apparatus are absolutely blue-chip/ fact, it would not surprise me if they knew as much about Hamas rocket attacks as some elements of Hamas itself.

Sorry, but I'm not buying their story.
A Man's Got to Earn His Cheeto Dust--It Mustn't Just be Given to Him
From 2Millionth Web Log

Do you have what it takes to be one of the Chairborne?
Bring. Them. On.

Insight into the wingnut, um, for lack of a better word, mindset:

Conservatives are now brushing off the Schiavo case to use it against Thomas Perrelli, President-elect Obama’s pick for the no. 3 spot at the Justice Department. Right-wing websites are outraged at Obama’s association with Perrelli, since he was one of the lawyers who represented Michael Schiavo, who wanted his wife’s feeding tube removed.

Knock yourselves out, wingnuts...and I mean that sincerely.
Shorter Hugh Hewitt
From 2Millionth Web Log

One day even more people are going to miss the shit-flavored Kool-Aid as much as I'm missing it already. Please, can I have some more?

Monday, January 05, 2009

Emerald Wingnut
From 2Millionth Web Log

John Bolton.
There Are Few Sure Things in Life
From 2Millionth Web Log

But counting on Glenn Beck to say something profoundly stupid is one of them.
Pity Party Time for Norm
From 2Millionth Web Log

The whining commences.
History's Lessons

You know, one thing I can't figure out is why anyone thinks the military option will work this the end, it's really just a particularly cruel case of kick-the-can-down-the-road some more, with pro-war, pro-misery factions on both sides profiting from the tragedy.