Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Happy New Year editon. Tigger celebrates with the "Kings of Hollywood."

Have a good weekend, and a great 2011. See you in the New Year.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Refudiater
From Album3

The sheer ease with which she lies.

Boy did TBogg get it right (when posting about Christine O'Donnell):

...the white trash feral cynicism of a Palin.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Didn't Realize...
From Album3

...that the talking baby ad was cinéma vérité.

Matt Taibbi had more on Countdown.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Are There No Prisons?...And the Union Workhouses?"
From Album3

To think that Victorian England was in some ways more compassionate...

Monday, December 27, 2010

If He Only had a Brain
From Album3

And as plenty of people have noted previously, what's really scary is that Coburn is the saner of Oklahoma's two Senators. Geez.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Photoshopped Santa hat edition -- no way would the cat ever allow an actual hat on his head.

This is the first picture of Tigger I saw. I'd had another orange cat that alas went off to that great little courtyard garden in the sky. Getting a new cat wasn't entirely a priority; however, between this picture and the mouse I saw scurrying around in the kitchen on Christmas Eve 2007 (a creature WAS stirring)...anyway, the boy's been in residence since 2008, and here's hoping for many years beyond.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Rite of Dinoysus, and Merry Solstice, too.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Flab Four
From Album3

Morning Joe reveals his man crush...I guess the remaining Flab Four members could be Huckabee and Barbour...and...I dunno, maybe Dennis Hastert.

Talk about a ton of dead weight.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saying They Belong at the Kiddie Table...
From Album3 actually a pretty big insult to millions of decent kids. Apologies.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Day, Another GOP Asshole
From Album3


Monday, December 20, 2010

Shorter Haley Barbour
From Album3

We never had any problems with "our" Negroes in Yazoo City.

Malaka indeed. That might be a little mild.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Proudly saying "Happy Holidays" edition.

That's a view I could REALLY get used to -- I might could even deal with northern winters if that's what was outside the window.

Otherwise, in the news today...why am I not surprised?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bad Cretin Santa
From Album3

As I noted at First Draft, if DeMint were a Democrat, his foray into dizzying heights of assholery would ignite a media and Fox noise shitstorm.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Pattern...
From Album3

Looks like the Gulf of Mexico isn't the only place BP FUBAR'ed while obsessively pursuing a few extra nickels. Would've been nice to know.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Our Right to Know
From Album3

Michael Moore raises a good point:
I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be if WikiLeaks had existed 10 years ago. Take a look at this photo. That's Mr. Bush about to be handed a "secret" document on August 6th, 2001. Its heading read: "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US." And on those pages it said the FBI had discovered "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings." Mr. Bush decided to ignore it and went fishing for the next four weeks.

But if that document had been leaked, how would you or I have reacted? What would Congress or the FAA have done? Was there not a greater chance that someone, somewhere would have done something if all of us knew about bin Laden's impending attack using hijacked planes?

But back then only a few people had access to that document. Because the secret was kept, a flight school instructor in San Diego who noticed that two Saudi students took no interest in takeoffs or landings, did nothing. Had he read about the bin Laden threat in the paper, might he have called the FBI? (Please read this essay by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Time's 2002 co-Person of the Year, about her belief that had WikiLeaks been around in 2001, 9/11 might have been prevented.)

I'd personally like to ask any prominent winger whether, if they could somehow go back in time, they would try to stop the attack. Their response(s) would be...interesting.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sigh -- It's That Time Of Year Again
From Album3

Oh how they love playing the victim...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Staying with a classic movie star theme this week.

You know how to whistle, don't you?

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The New 'New World Order'
From Album3

Fewer crumbs for the rest of us...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

From Album3

Look, like everyone else with at least some functioning brain cells, I'm pissed about the latest cave in...Obama promised "Change," not Bill Clinton...indeed, he explicitly rejected Clinton as a campaign tactic, if I remember right...

On the other hand, I never was much of a Clinton fan -- I voted for him in 1992, I voted for Nader in 96, and generally considered Bill, at best, ok for a Republican.

However, I warmed more than just a bit to the Big Dog subsequently. At least he was competent. And look what we ended up with: George W. Bush.

Obama may be merely the lesser of evils, but goddamned if the greater of evils is...really, truly evil.

And for the life of me I can't figure out why our modern media gives the likes of Mitch McConnell -- or Jon Kyl -- the freest of free rides...well, aside from the fact that the corporate media is...the corporate media.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The World We Live In
From Album3

Julian Assange is in jail...but Dick Cheney isn't.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Tigger shares a hotel balcony view with Marilyn.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Cue Up Ride of the Valkyries
From Album3

Steve King is on the loose.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

We're Losing to These Guys?
From Album3

Sigh. Ok, it's late, I'm a little tired from exercise, and my cat has finally calmed, no link. Maybe I'll have a bit more tomorrow at First Draft, but for now...geez. It's one thing to fight the good fight and lose...

And yeah, it's not like I'm unaware of how much the deck is stacked against liberalism...but show some spine, for chrissakes...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Clown Show in the Red Stick
From Album3

A certain half governor took time to hawk a ghost written book...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Politics 101
From Album3

Howard Dean was just on the Rachel Maddow show making a case for the basics...basics the administration could do well to heed.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Happy Thanksgiving edition. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking the day off...thanks as always for stopping by. Enjoy the holiday. Might post tomorrow, otherwise, have a good weekend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This is Not an Earmarker
From Album3

This is a hypocrite.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Name is Mullah Mansour. MY Name is Mullah Mansour...
From Album3

To Tell the Truth, Taliban edition. Looks like the panel was stumped.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Talk to Chuck
From Album3

I don't know what's worse -- the Republiclown hypocrisy, the public apathy, or the failure of the media genuinely report...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Don't touch his junk edition.

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety...just saying.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not Just a River in Egypt
From Album3

Denial -- another word to describe Governor Goodhair.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Deep in the Heart of Texas
From Album3

Looks like some would-be "patriots" have decided a certain candidate for Texas Speaker of the House is a little too Judeo and not enough Christian for their tastes.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Press Versus Publicity
From Album3

If you get a moment, take a look at Rachel Maddow's brilliant take down of your modern press corpse and the free ride they've given the GOP (look for the Tuesday November 16th show.)

Thank you, Ms. Maddow.

Monday, November 15, 2010

If She Only Had a Brain
From Album3

She might refudiate the nitwittery she embraces.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Tigger looking not-so-relaxed by the pool, water, or at least liquids, being a sort of theme to segue to this article about how cats drink...the subject of a recent research project at MIT and Princeton.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

No Surprise: Tucker Carlson is a Weenie
From Album3

I can't even say I'm not surprised about not being surprised. This is just the sort of weenieish behavior and excuse you'd expect...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chucky's Evil Sibling
From Album3

Call him Creepy...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Right Wing Noise Machine in Action
From Album3

Or maybe it's the puke funnel -- or maybe there's no difference.

Monday, November 08, 2010

This is Your Brain Food Web on Drugs Oil
From Album3

Just like mom used to make. And while the research can't determine possible toxicity, is this a risk anyone wants to take?

Adrastos says it best right here. I second the motion.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Tigger gets another close-up this week, with the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai in the background. Like me, the boy is wondering how anyone can believe the nonsense spewing from the right wing noise machine/puke funnel re: the cost of Obama's trip to India in his, you know, official capacity as President of the United States.

And if they'll lie about that, what WON'T they lie about?

Have a good weekend...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hey -- The Son of a Bitch Wants Less Government?
From Album3

Then the Obama administration should give him less government. Less government than he or his teatards could dream of.

I'm not an expert on the functionality of the feds, but the Executive Branch MUST have some way to give McConnell et al a lesson they'll never forget. Pull every goddamned federal dollar you can, from him, from Alaska, from every jurisdiction that claims to want "less government." Let's see just how much less they want.

And don't give them a nickel until they learn to behave.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Pee Wee's Playhouse
From Album3

The next two years are going to be interesting.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Great Non-Recession
From Album3

Bob Herbert reminds us that a number of fat cats did just fine during the economic meltdown; better than ever in fact. And they're continuing to rake it in while presumably enjoying the free for all amongst us groundlings for the remaining crumbs.

Sigh. Will we ever learn?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Not So Sweet Tea
From Album3

Well, I'm sure everyone stopping by has seen this, but it doesn't make it any less depressing, no pun intended.

Still...tomorrow I'll vote, and watch the returns, hoping that maybe someone will plausibly be able to spin the phrase "exceeded expectations."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Don't forget to vote edition. Tigger and I will be, as usual, voting for the lesser of Malakas, to use Adrastos' apt expression.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Calling Him Low Class Would Imply That He Had Any Class
From Album3

Tony Perkins.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's NOT Left Versus Right
From Album3

It's educated versus ignorant.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Competing Vision
From Album3

Not to single Rand Paul out, but last night's incident -- which, fortunately, hasn't appeared to cause any significant injury -- is merely the logical result of a movement that is absolutely centered on hatred and at least the threat of violence...

What's sowed is eventually reaped. And I seriously doubt all these alleged "patriots" really want to see the breakdown of civil society...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Miss Me Yet?
From Album3


Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Las Vegas edition.

Have a good weekend.