Friday, March 20, 2009

Playing Games

In case the "but we might have to raise taxes on businesses three years from now" argument for turning down some $100 million dollars in extended unemployment benefits hasn't already been thoroughly debunked yet:

The U.S. Department of Labor says Louisiana is under no obligation to return "stimulus" dollars if it revamps and then repeals state unemployment law to qualify for the money.

Compound human misery in pursuit of cheap political gain? You betcha!
Shorter Sarah Palin
From 2Millionth Web Log

What good is book learnin' for?
Chronicle of a Big Shitpile Foretold
From 2Millionth Web Log

Matt Taibbi on the bailout.
Singing the Chardonnay Blues
From 2Millionth Web Log

Boy, it sure is hard out there for an AIG executive these days...

More here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Guess Dick Gets a Lifetime Achievement Award Instead
From 2Millionth Web Log

Enter your picks in the Bracket of Evil.
If He Only Had a Brain
From 2Millionth Web Log

I swear, John Boehner could double his IQ and still be dumber than a box of rocks.
The Decidering Process
From 2Millionth Web Log

Soon to be in book form.

Make that coloring book form.
Six Years...
From 2Millionth Web Log

...over four thousand American lives, over one hundred thousand Iraqi lives, and hundreds of billions of dollars wasted.

Heckuva Job.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So, Donald, How Many of These Are You Responsible For?

Like when a star dies but the light continues to reach us, there are legacies of the Bush Administration that continue to carry over...minus one:

The military will phase out its "stop-loss" program, the contentious practice of holding troops beyond the end of their enlistments, for all but extraordinary situations, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday. Instead, the military will use incentive programs to encourage extending service.

The stop-loss program was put into place to ensure that units remained intact during deployment. Tours of duty could be extended for those whose enlistment was due to end in the middle of their unit's deployment.

Currently, the Army is the only service that uses the stop-loss program. As of January 2009, 13,217 soldiers had tours extended under the stop-loss policy.

Well, make that almost minus one, although it's a good first step. That said, there's so much toxic legacy that this Administration could spend its entire first term doing nothing but clean up duty.
Flip Flopping Away

If anyone needed further confirmation that James Inhofe is a hypocritical lying sack of shit...

Mission Accomplished.
Money? What Money?...Oh, You Mean THIS Money?

One dollar, one million dollars, eleven million dollars--what's the difference?
The Decider Authoritarianist
From 2Millionth Web Log


And, if you haven't seen it yet, here's a fine example of that sort of authoritarianism in action.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And the Father of the Year Award Goes To...
From 2Millionth Web Log

John McCain--a big round of applause for the senator!
Norm W. Bush Sore Loserman

This extended bout of cry-baby from the Rethugs is telling and instructive.
Not Giving a Ratzinger's Ass
From 2Millionth Web Log

[Pope Benedict's] opposition to condoms conveys that religious dogma is more important to him than the lives of Africans," said [Rebecca Hodes with the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa].

More from Steve Benen.
A Witch! A Witch!
From 2Millionth Web Log

Sorry to use the same graphic base, but it's fitting.

You know, I used to say, only half seriously, that the conservative ideal--limited, local government and a society where religion plays a much larger role--was known to the rest of us as The Dark Ages. Maybe it's no joke after all.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What Also Floats in Water? *
From 2Millionth Web Log

Very small rocks earmarks!
I'll Give Dick Cheney All the Respect...
From 2Millionth Web Log

...that I reserve for pond scum.
Atlas Whinged
From 2Millionth Web Log

As best as I can tell, the video at the end of this is meant to be taken seriously.

Personally, looking back at moments of childhood selfishness, I'm kind of embarrassed and glad to have grown out of it. This guy seems to be wearing his own childhood selfishness as a badge of honor.
Like Demanding a Safe Driver Discount...

...because you've only gone off one cliff...