Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From 2Millionth Web Log

Mass transit edition. Tigger's on an vintage, old school A Train car and doesn't seem all that plussed by the four hopeless losers dastardly fiends arrested in New York on Wednesday. Between that, Big Time's feeble attempts, and this gem from Gingrich revealing his inner medievalist, I think there's a clear difference between wingnuts and the rest of us--they'd like to keep us all paranoid, stupid, and fearful.

Who the hell wants to live like that?

Certainly not Tigger, who, even at his worst, behaviorwise, is just looking to play and have some fun.
America's Crazy Uncle in the Attic Bomb Shelter
From 2Millionth Web Log

And I don't mean crazy but with a few endearing qualities, but crazy in a "goddamnit, these dead babies I'm eating aren't nearly fresh enough" way.

But credit where it's due: Dick epitomizes wingnuttia--not particularly bright, paranoid, capable of astonishing levels of sadism and brutality...the distilled essence of an adult with the mind of a four year old bully.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another Name for Mutant Amphibian...
From 2Millionth Web Log two-faced Newt.
Soo Wee
From 2Millionth Web Log

Verbatim Tom Coburn:

"What if you want to drive a gas hog? You don't have the right any longer in this country to spend the money to drive a gas hog?"

More on this clip from The Daily Show.

"Verbatim" concept either created or popularized at LG&M.

Cross posted with slightly different text at First Draft.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Necessary Adjustments

Um, just got out of a meeting very general terms, one of my hobbies (i.e., Photoshop) was brought up, and not in a positive way.

If there's any good news, it was a very general admonition in conjunction with any number of personal habits/hobbies amongst those of us in the office...However--and I've kind of been expecting this for a while now--I've got to make some changes.

Offhand, there are a few options I can think of...evening or morning updates (OK, to be honest, evening updates), going to the archives a bit more often, working on stuff at night...which kind of lacks spontaneity, but...

And...probably less updating generally. Sigh. Because it's been fun, or at least good therapy. On the other hand, some of the "work" I've been doing hasn't been my best, so maybe what I lose in quantity I'll get back in a little more quality (well, at least by what I consider my standards, i.e., ok for an amateur.)

Anyway, maybe I'll have something much later this evening, but otherwise, I'm taking the rest of the blog day off today. Fortunately, this was NOT some sort of ultimatum from on high re: my job, but, then again, no need to push things, and, all things considered, it's a decent enough job, and keeps the bills paid.

So, until then...
Wingnuts Also Worried About the Monster Under the Bed
From 2Millionth Web Log

As you can see, a monster with huge fangs and razor-sharp claws.

More seriously, is this the epitome of winger neuroses and paranoia, or what? They preen and strut about, invoking their all-powerful sky god in rageoholic fury...then whimper like four year olds when told to demonstrate the slightest degree of maturity or responsibility with regard to obtaining evidence and prosecuting the supposed "worst of the worst."

If they're really THAT bad, prosecuting them should be a piece of cake. And there are PLENTY of dungeons here in the incarceration capital of the world. Just saying.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shorter Louisiana State House of Representatives
From 2Millionth Web Log

Read? What for?

Unfortunately, the amendment in question, which would allow the Gret Stet to receive the additional $98 million dollars for U.I. will likely get shot down, if not by the State Senate, then by governor's veto. Business of the people? Nah--Business of the businesses more like.

Still...ironic that these same nitwits who can't bother to read what they're voting for insist on pushing creationism in the science curriculum. Figures.

Oh--and let's subtract Representative Avon Honey (D-Baton Rouge)--and all those who HONESTLY voted "yes" on the amendment--from the picture above. Good for them. People who've lost their jobs need as much help as they can get.

But that doesn't give anyone a free pass on creationism.
WWNT--What Would Newt Think?
From 2Millionth Web Log

Eric Boehlert's response is spot on: "Who cares?"
But They'll Always Have Tea Bagging
From 2Millionth Web Log

Steve Benen looks at the long term Rethug "plan," which is essentially Limbaugh-ian--they hope Obama fails. Beyond that, natch...except maybe a faith/belief in tea bag power...
From 2Millionth Web Log

Turns out the Bush-Cheney administration did precisely what they accused Saddam of plotting. Go figure.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Still Weenie After All These Years
From 2Millionth Web Log

Tucker Carlson just can't help himself
A Bridge to the (Early) 20th Century
From 2Millionth Web Log

Tom Vanderbilt looks at "technological regress" with regards to rail travel in the US. Sigh. I want my f#$%ing train!
Rick Perry Defends His Honor
From 2Millionth Web Log

Why, it's all been jus' a terrible misunderstanding. And the guvnuh has MANY negro friends.
Heckuva Job
From 2Millionth Web Log

What strikes me isn't just the gross incompetence, which we all knew about from the moment they stole/stumbled their way into office, but the arrogance and sense of entitlement despite a goddamned ocean of evidence that they repeatedly shat the bed and otherwise fucked it all it the Jake DeSantis effect, I guess.