Friday, December 12, 2008

It's times like this I think people are glad we have a secret ballot.

People who voted for Bush twice or even once are now desperate to deny it.

This is one of my favorite clips from Drews Line is it Anyway:

The first game is "Show Stop," the setting, an Accounting firm...

Wayne's "impudence" line kills me.

It's followed by the game called "Scenes From a Hat."

I love a good game of "Scenes From a Hat."

Come to think of it Wayne also has my favorite line in this game: "In espaƱol, I am El Grande Ricardo, but you can call me..."

I want to find this place and to retire there

(and the first bright spark who says "retire from what?" is getting poked in the ribs.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Well, knock me over with a feather

The physical and mental abuse of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was the direct result of Bush administration detention policies and should not be dismissed as the work of bad guards or interrogators, according to a bipartisan Senate report released Thursday.

Thank you for staying on top of things, senators. I'll just slip into my DeLorean and hop back a couple of years to when this might have had a good effect for our country.

Who gives a fuck what they blame them for now, they've gotten away with it.

My stomach hurts.

Pictured behind [George W. Bush Library foundation president Mark Langdale] in the photo provided along with the Morning News article is a photo of Bush superimposed over Martin Luther King, Jr.

Need some inspiration?

Well, here's more than three dozen movies worth of it, squashed into just over two minutes.

If by "hotter" you mean "less and less like an actual human being"--then yes, she is.

Looking over there...

I don't know about you, but personally I'm enjoying watching the "Religious Right" lose their minds because the homos just won't go away. Most recently, prude Pat Boone issued a statement saying that homosexual rights demonstrations
will eventually and inevitably boil into violence


He's joined in this by TV whore and raging Catholic bigot Bill "Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews" Donohue, who
took out a full-page ad in the New York Times on December 5 titled "No Mob Veto," decrying the "violence and intimidation being directed against the LDS or 'Mormon' church and other religious organizations" in the aftermath of Prop 8

Only without, you know, citing any.

And Bill Donohue is one of those jackasses who if you've pissed him off-you can be fairly certain you've done something right.

Politics, as usual

Or "Ok, the triple-C (corruption; controversy in Chicago) thing." As I see it, the most important thing about all of this is how the Republicans and what is sometimes called the "mainstream media" are falling all over themselves.

They're trying to paint Obama with it only with very little...oh, what is the phrase...oh yeah: Proof.

A writer named Bob Cesca has a good post on this up at Huffington.
It began yesterday with the RNC demanding to know the full extent of the president-elect's relationship with Blagojevich even though Patrick Fitzgerald was perfectly clear about the relationship when he said on national television that the president-elect had nothing to do with any of it. But to suggest that the former junior senator from Illinois never communicated with the governor of Illinois is ridiculous on its face -- of course there was the usual level of professional communication there, though it entirely fails to prove or even implicate any corruption on the part of Barack Obama. Then again, since when does reality matter?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's probably for the best that I didn't know about this in advance

Because if I had, I would've been hitting up my friends and relations to loan me a few hundred dollars each.

Known about what?


Anne Hathaway sells a date with her for $12,000 for charity

I hope you saw this

Huckabee on the Stewart show, I mean. If not, then (via Pam's House Blend) here's a link that leads you both to another link to the video, and a transcript. Stewart spoke truth to power. It was awesome.

To quote one of my favorite parts:

you keep talking about, jeez, it would be redefining a word... and it feels like semantics is cold comfort, when it comes to humanity

ETA this from Think Progess:
Huckabee — like other conservatives who make similar claims — is wrong to suggest that American public opinion is on his side. A recent poll found that a full 75 percent of Americans favor either gay marriage or civil unions, with nearly 50 percent favoring gay marriage itself. More importantly, the next generation is much more open to gay rights: According to CNN exit polls, an overwhelming majority — 67 percent — of 18-29 year-olds voted against stripping gay couples of their right to marry in California.

And ETA, again, that there's more discussion at The Washington Monthly.

When the reign comes

Vinnie Zummo, a solid, jazzy guitarist who used to play with Joe Jackson, has recorded a kinda cool tribute to the Beatles in general and in specific..."Ringo."

Check 'im out.

ETA: Vinnie asked me to mention that the vid was directed by Paolo Marchica.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

God help me, I'd actually like to see that

There's talk of Fran Drescher running for Hillary Clinton's senate seat.

That's how much we hate Bush.

Look. I'm a Democrat. As is obvious. I'm glad Obama is the President-elect, and I think he'll do a good job. That said, I don't take very seriously his approval ratings at this point, for the--again, obvious--reason simply that he hasn't done anything yet.

His first "real" report card comes, as far as I'm concerned, after the first 100 days, fabled in song and story. After that, we see how it goes until 2010 (The Year We Make Contact).


Serious-taking or not, how can you not like this line from CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider?

"An Obama job approval rating of 79 percent! That’s the sort of rating you see when the public rallies around a leader after a national disaster. To many Americans, the Bush Administration was a national disaster,"

Aropos of nothing...

The finale of Scream Queens aired last night. Unfortunately, not only didn't my pick--Lindsay Felton--make the top two, the eventual winner was the one I didn't like at all.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Coolest typographical error ever.

Still, as American Prospect co-editor Robert Kuttner said on ABC's "This Wee," it'd be far better if Obama's economic team included "someone who really believes deeply that casino capitalism is a menace ... however, at the same time, every time I second-guessed Obama in the campaign, he was right, and I was wrong."

--What would Obama do?

Sunday, December 07, 2008