Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From 2Millionth Web Log

Fallingwater edition.

But, changing the subject, and sadly, it's neither a joke nor something I feel at all comfortable with coming up with something...I've been reading the stories about Census employee Bill Sparkman with both revulsion and the shock of recognition: many years ago, when I was still young, one of my first ever paid vacations was...a camping trip to Daniel Boone National Forest near London, Kentucky. To tell the truth, it was a more or less random choice, but geez, I lucked out, arriving at the height of fall color season. Somewhere I've got a number of pictures, including one of a small cemetery out in the middle of nowhere. Ouch.

I suppose it doesn't matter much, but I sure as hell hope this was just an isolated case involving dumb-as-a-sack-of-hammer locals--it's not like they aren't everywhere--and not locals with just enough money to have satellite dishes tuned to Pox News.

By the way, in addition to spectacular fall colors, I remember several pleasant conversations with not-so-dumb local folks, as well as other travelers out enjoying autumn in Appalachia. Hmmm...come to think of it, it was almost exactly twenty years ago.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Sparkman.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Less Than Zero
From 2Millionth Web Log

Geez. And for those who don't mind a slog through the slog that's Beck's psyche, Salon ran a three part profile of this cretin (you can link to parts one and two from there.)

And if that's not enough, Beck doesn't seem to understand Article One, Section Nine (Clause One) of the US Constitution. Good lord.
Rep. Steve King Spies a Monster Under the Bed
From 2Millionth Web Log

With sharp claws and everything!

OK, more seriously, first, King flat out lies ("You Lie!") about Barack Obama having worked for ACORN, Adrastos notes more crazy flakes from the Rep....but to return to the ACORN bashing for a minute, it's telling that the organization tough guys like King and Diaper Dave go after is about as small potatoes as it gets.

They'd no doubt be quaking in their soiled shorts--or diapers--if ACORN confronted them with...a watch dog kitten.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In Other News...
From 2Millionth Web Log

Bratty kid gives crappy speech.
Eric Cantor Antionette
From 2Millionth Web Log

"Let them beg for charity."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

You Can Pronounce It "Boner" This Time
From 2Millionth Web Log

The too cool for school genius Rethugs, beginning with the minority leader himself, managed to pull a Dick Cheney--they shot at ACORN, but hit Lockheed, Blackwater, etc. in the face.

Picture inspired by this:
I Spell "Asshole" S-T-E-V-E K-I-N-G
From 2Millionth Web Log

I'll bet this creep thinks he's a good Christian, too. Nope. More like a good German. And, not like I'll ever get the chance to tell him to his face, but Rep. King better goddamn hope there's either no afterlife or, if there is one (full disclosure: IMHO doubtful), that it's nothing like traditional Christian dogma...because if there is, eternal damnation and hellfire would be going gently on his sorry ass.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Fate Ongoing Series
From 2Millionth Web Log

Not New Orleans
From 2Millionth Web Log

Also not New Orleans

Interesting article about the ups and downs in Galveston a year after Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast; plus, in this somewhat related article, a scientific study says most major river deltas, home to nearly half a billion people globally, are in danger of subsiding into nothingness...which might have, you know, a bit of an impact on things like, oh, I don't know, the lives and livelihoods of said people, not to mention the rest of us who depend on global trade to sustain our own lives, etc.

I forget if I noted this on my humble blog, but last week I mentioned that aspirations to leadership of the free world imply, well, LEADING it...not watching it wash away.