Friday, May 08, 2009

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From 2Millionth Web Log

Independence Hall/Constitution edition.
How To Get Fired
From 2Millionth Web Log

OK, technically, it's a resignation, but...

Too bad Caldera doesn't work for AIG. Then he could demand a bonus and whine about how talented he really is.
(Not Exactly) New & Improved
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Dick in a box.
Number One in the Nation
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The Gret Stet takes home the gold--or maybe I should say the lead--topping the nation in gun deaths at just under twenty per one hundred thousand people.

By the way, I personally lean towards a broad interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, not because I own guns--I don't--but because guns are already everywhere (at least down here), most gun owners ARE responsible (thank heavens), and attempts to restrict firearms that are already out in society would be met with violent resistance. With guns, Pandora's box was opened long ago.

But, that said, it's foolish and stupid to suggest that gun ownership will keep you safer or anything like that. In fact, the article notes the opposite (States with strict regulations and low incidence of private gun ownership have the lowest rates of gun deaths.)

Far be it from me to suggest people give up their guns. But people need to be aware of the real cost of their fetish.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Fourteen Minutes and Counting

Joe's fame allotment is rapidly drawing to a close.
Sean Hannity--Man or Mouse?
From 2Millionth Web Log

I hear a squeak. What you see above is probably as close as Hannity will get...and a dunk tank sure as hell ain't waterboarding.

Not only that, I had to photoshop him into the picture.

It's Pat
From 2Millionth Web Log

Pat Robertson, that is, whining yet again.
Shop Victoriously

Dick wishes there was a "buy it now" button.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Diaper Dave's (Latest) Desperate Cry for Attention
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Teabagging days behind him, at least for the moment, Vitter grandstands over the appointment of a FEMA chair.

Meanwhile, the only person on record as considering a run against Vitter--Stormy Daniels--was in Baton Rouge yesterday, stopping by the Roux House...which, under different management, was a regular haunt of mine back in the day. While I still think this is more self-promotion for Ms. Daniels, I'll give her some credit: regardless of motive, opposing a certified liar and general creep like Vitter is admirable in its own right. Go Stormy, though I think your proposal to scrap the progressive income tax in favor of a national sales tax is first, a non-starter, and second, a horrible idea. That said, you'd still be the lesser of evils in a race against Diaper Dave.
Look Away
From 2Millionth Web Log

Good grief. Combined with this and this, you've gotta wonder about the sanity of these folks.
Keeping It Real--Real Stupid, That Is
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In the midst of a potential serious flu pandemic, Mike Pence proudly declares his disdain for evolution.

Which puts Pence's level of intelligence on par with a sea sponge.
Big Swing and a Miss
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George Will manages to strike out, drop the ball, and get thrown out all at once.

Ever get the feeling he was always picked last?

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Credit Where It's Due
From 2Millionth Web Log

Schwarznegger calls for a study to look into legalizing pot. Yes, it's just a first step, but a good first step. The Drug War nonsense needs to stop, particularly with regard to hemp.

You'd think so-called conservatives would object to such an odious and heavy-handed intrusion of the state into private behavior. But conservativism has NEVER actually been about "less government."
Faith, Hope, and Guns & Ammo
From 2Millionth Web Log

OK, so the faith, hope and guns are the easy part. Ammo is getting harder to find:

Gun shops across the country are reporting a run on ammunition, a phenomenon apparently driven by fear that the Obama administration will increase taxes on bullets or enact new gun-control measures.

Obama ought to put a tax on mindless paranoia. It'd wipe out the deficit once and for all.
Shorter Orrin Hatch
From 2Millionth Web Log

The Supreme Court needs a good hanging judge.
A Deep Thought of My Own...
From 2Millionth Web Log

No, I'm not going to channel an inner Joe-the-Plumber (see below), but I do find it interesting that the anti-evolutionists (including a certain Gret Stet governor) are strangely silent in offering a creationist, ID--or other--explanation for swine, H1N1, or whatever sort of flu you want to call it. Meanwhile, evolutionary biologists are hard at work determining how this particular strain of flu evolved:

The first viruses from the outbreak were isolated late last month, but Dr. Smith and his colleagues report on their Web site that the most recent common ancestor of the new viruses existed 6 to 11 months ago. "It could just have been going under the radar," Dr. [Gavin] Smith [a virologist at Hong Kong University] said.

Of course, for the mouth breathers, evolution is, like everything else, examined only via an astonishingly ego-centric, or, at the very least, homo-centric lens. A point of view so narrow that a horse wearing blinkers might be considered broad minded in comparison.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Thank You, Neil

My sister took this picture. From my vantage, Neil looked MUCH smaller, but at least we could hear him, once the sound mixing got straightened out.

Not quite ten years ago I saw Neil Young at the Saenger, driving through quite the storm in order to make the show. Yesterday it was Neil first and then the rain, which set off the controlled chaos of thousands fleeing for various enclosed tents...I managed to find shelter at the blues tent/watch Buddy Guy.

The title comes from the Saenger show--someone who appeared to be quite a few sheets to the wind made a point of (loudly) thanking Neil after each effort. Must've thought that, sure, he'd be heard from his perch in the upper balcony aisle.

Well, I heard him. Maybe that counts, sort of.

Anyway, while I didn't melt, and absolutely enjoyed the show ("thank you, Neil--and thank you Buddy"), I can tell you that the change to dry clothes ranks right up there as one of the day's/evening's highlights.

And am looking forward to 2010...
Deep Thoughts, by Joe the Plumber
From 2Millionth Web Log

"Hey you queers, keep your queer shit the hell away from me...and stay the hell away from my children! And get off my lawn!"
Dear Mr. Fantasy *
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Newt Gingrich is one sick puppy.

Book cover inspired by Adrastos.
Compassionate Conservative--But Only to a Degree
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Condoleezza Rice explains torture to 4th graders:

"I hope you understand that it was a very difficult time. We were all so terrified of another attack on the country. September 11 was the worst day of my life in government, watching 3,000 Americans die..."

OK, fine--her grieving process apparently involves wailing, gnashing of teeth, rending garments...and waterboarding.

But it seems what it DOESN'T involve is a general compassion for disaster victims. I guess that's because some victims can be exploited, while others get blamed.

That must be the real meaning of compassionate conservative.