Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From Album3

Tigger attends a bill signing. Meanwhile, computer problems here at central control...grr...

Have a good weekend...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cause and Effect

This extended Two Minute Hate brought to you by Oxycontin.

Cross posted at First Draft.

Fortunately for everyone, the louder the mouth, generally the more innate the weenieness...though the incessant lizard brain prodding has had some effect. Still...I hate saying this, but after the sheer volume of rage we've seen the last year and a half, part of me is surprised -- and, of course, relieved -- that there hasn't been much more violence.

Sigh: I forget where I saw this, but earlier someone wrote (paraphrasing) and this is just over a health care bill (apologies for not being able to link/attribute.)

That said, and even as I continue to be amazed at the volume of rage, I'm struck by how clueless these would be "revolutionaries" are--even as they're so consumed by hatred that they're mouthing off about trees of liberty and blood of patriots and tyrants, I seriously doubt they'd make it more than a few hours without, in no particular order, indoor plumbing, Rush on the radio/Glenn on the teevee...and a three liter bottle of Dew to wash down the "Family-Sized" bag of Cheetos...

Something tells me their revolutionary fervor would get pretty old pretty quick once they realized what "sacrifice" really means.

But, if they really want to give it a go, why not a trial run? Live like the Amish for a while...or, as I mentioned once to a friend, there actually WAS a time when taxes were very low, government was very limited, and religion played a much larger role in daily life. We know it today as the Dark Ages.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Four Nitwits of the Non-Apocalypse
From Album3

And a special bonus -- the Boy Wonder Cantor.

The not so Grand Old Party just might find themselves in a repeal trap. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of clowns...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nice to Know We've Still Got "Moderate" Republicans
From Album3

OK, Lame-R Alexander as axe murder might be a bit much -- just a bit -- but what I do find interesting here is, one, how casually he impugns "Harvard or...San Francisco" with the same sort of disdain that only a few generations ago was reserved for "rootless cosmopolitans," and two, the ease with which he avers that ANY subsequent issues people have with their insurance company will be blamed specifically on the health care bill...which strongly implies he and his Rethug colleagues will be doing the implying.

It also strikes that alleged journalist Adam Nagourney can't seem to bother with challenging Alexander on this point...which is what a real journalist would do...

UPDATE: Damn, forgot to mention this, which was what first caught my eye:

Passage of the health care legislation challenges the heart of the Republicans' strategy this year: To present a unified opposition to big Democratic ideas, in this case expressed in a stream of bristling anger and occasional mischaracterizations of what the bill would do.

"Occasional mischaracterizations?" Ya think?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hissy Fit in 3...2...1
From Album3

McCain's just the tip of the iceberg.