Monday, May 31, 2010

Ace Reporter Ceci Connolly

Here's Ceci on FAUX Nooze:

"That almost raises more questions in my mind." Sure, Ceci, you get right on this major scoop with your cutting edge investigative talents.

And as long as I'm posting about the WaPoop, let's not forget bloodthirsty psycho Charles Krauthammer:

"Who would be so stupid as to believe Limbaugh?" Great job, Dittobot Krauthammer. You're now copying ridiculous lying points from a college dropout.

P.S. For an example of genuine journalism, see Bob Herbert.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Zombies and the World Wrestling Federation

WWF, because Connecticut's U.S. Senate election features Linda McMahon. The liberal biased New York Times recently posted a hit piece sent by an anonymous McMahon campaign worker about McMahon's opponent, Richard Blumenthal. Obviously, when the NYT has news of something trivial like an Administration illegally spying on its citizens, they hold it until after the election. BUT THIS WAS IMPORTANT!!1one!

Zombies, because ZRM put up some posts and comments that I happened to read in the last few days. On this blog, I am the DECIDER of what is or isn't news.

Soooooooooo...How to link the two? Space Ghost, that's how.

Furthermore, I've learned that the Foo Fighters do not, in fact, Fight Foo. Also.

(Note for Chrome Beach: You can change the youtubers to fit your blog, as well as the other way. I use width="400" height="324" in the embed code.)

In other news, Aunt Snow reminds us that today is Pink Saturday. I'm participating, but not following the rules. Surprised?


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WTF, NYT? / Co-Cobags of the Day

I'm not going to link to this editorial, or waste your time with any quotes from same. Here's an MMfA post that details just how feeble John Yoo's torture memos were.

So New York Times, you get a Co-Cobag of the Day Award. My opinion that the Times is marginally better than the Washington Poop is no longer valid.

Next on our list: Florida Republican Congressman Jeff Miller.

Here's Scott Horton: Silencing the Lawyers.

A total of 779 prisoners have been held in Guantánamo in connection with the war on terror. Five hundred seventy-nine were released, most by the Bush Administration, a quiet recognition of errors made in the decisions to detain them. A large number of those still detained are contesting their imprisonment through habeas corpus—under which the government must make a minimal showing that it has a reasonable basis for holding the prisoner. In roughly three-quarters of these cases so far (36 out of 50 decided), which are being heard before largely Republican-appointed, conservative federal judges in Washington, the court has found that the United States has no reason to hold the prisoner.
In the late fall of 2001, military operations in Afghanistan were successful, and Taliban and Al Qaeda leadership figures had fled to two last redoubts—the city of Kunduz in the northeast, and the Tora Bora region along the Pakistani frontier. But for reasons known only to him, Vice President Dick Cheney ordered a halt to the bombardment of Kunduz and opened an air corridor to allow the Pakistani military to airlift the Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders out of Kunduz. The maneuver was ridiculed by one U.S. military official present at the time as “Operation Evil Airlift.”
With that fact now becoming painfully apparent, you’d think that Congress would be calling for an investigation into how original plans for Gitmo were botched—specifically how the Al Qaeda and Taliban figures for whom it was built evaded capture in the face of one of the most powerful military forces ever fielded in Afghanistan.
Instead, influential Republicans in Congress are crying out for an investigation of the lawyers. Florida Republican Jeff Miller has secured a provision in the current defense appropriations act (PDF) requiring that the Defense Department’s inspector general “conduct an investigation of the conduct and practices of lawyers” who represent clients at Guantánamo if there is some reason to believe that they “interfered with the operations” at Gitmo or “violated any applicable policy of the Department.”
Enjoy your Co-Cobag of the Day Award, Congresscumbag Miller. You've earned it.

P.S. Video for M.B.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

A.P. Serves Up Another Sloppy Kiss for the G.O.P.

GOP wins House seat in Obama's home district
HONOLULU – A Honolulu city councilman has defeated two Democrats to give Republicans a midterm election victory in the U.S. congressional district where President Barack Obama grew up.
Nice of the A.P. to admit that Obama grew up in Hawaii. Their commentators will have none of this nonsense.
Charles Djou's win Saturday is the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress. And it came as a blow to Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.
Did HERBERT A. SAMPLE, Associated Press Writer, write that paragraph, or was it Frank Luntz?
"This is a momentous day. We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine," Djou said. "The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional seat is owned by the people."
Three paragraphs into this G.O.P. press release, and now it's time for some facts. Wait, I didn't mean facts, I mean what the Democrats say (hah!):
But Democrats believe the success in Hawaii will be short-lived. Djou will only serve through the remainder of 2010, and another election will be held in November for the next term.

Djou received 67,610 votes, or 39.4 percent. He was trailed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat who received 52,802 votes, or 30.8 percent. The other leading Democrat, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, received 47,391 votes, or 27.6 percent.
Oh. So basically, when Djou runs against one Democratic candidate this November, he's toast. In other words, what Democrats say.
Republicans see the victory as a powerful statement about their momentum heading into November. They already sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts — a place that was once thought to be the most hostile of territories for the GOP. Now Republicans can say they won a congressional seat in the former backyard of the president and in a state that gave Obama 72 percent of the vote two years ago.
Not noted is that Djou is toast in November, and thus will not be contributing to any hypothetical G.O.P. takeover (no matter how hard A.P. tries to pimp same). And I do admire the way Mr. Sample and company carry Gooper water by ignoring Democratic victories over this time span.

Now is the time when we dance post some comments.

UPDATE: A.P. has updated their post, and now the third paragraph is a statement from Chris Van Hollen:
But Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., chairman of the Democratic campaign committee, said the result was "a clear case of local Democrats not being able to work out a solution where you could get one (Democratic) candidate against one (Republican candidate)." He said that would change by November.
Better, but A.P.'s initial impulse remains: whatever happens is good for McCain/Republicans/Plutocrats/Teh Peeps Who Sign Our Paychecks.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Getting out of the boat III

Spinach and tuna salad with avocado and mango

(Yellow mango, as recommended by J—.)

P.S. I have some pictures of Cats and Deeres that I might add to this post for those who have seen enough mango butchering.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Snag is looking for walleye

I wish him luck.

Here's an inspirational video.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Bachmann Taitz Overdrive

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) posed for a picture with Birther leader and California secretary of state candidate Orly Taitz at a tea party lunch event in California Friday, Taitz tells TPM.

Third: We were struck by the merit of some of the views ascribed to these inexperienced political actors—by the way their views sometimes dovetail with those of us genius progressives.

Yeah, right, Bob Somerby. I'm struck by the fact that these loons have showered $12 million on their Queen, Sarah Palin. Sheer Genius!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


BBBB mentioned some New Zealand bands that I'd never given a listen to before. So without further ado, let me post for you!

UPDATE! By Popular Demand, THE CHILLS!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Zombie Day, ZRM!

It has come to my attention that Show a Zombie Some Luv Day has once again shambled around.

So have a drink on me, ZRM! Forget about the check, we'll get hell to pay.

P.S. I've been taking plenty of pictures. Spring in Ohio is pretty nice, once it gets here (and it'll be gone all too soon). I just haven't gotten around to putting any up.

UPDATE: ZRM mentioned Bon Scott, who was a zombie by the time AC/DC hit Rio in 1985. Here is Bon Scott.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Getting out of the boat

I saw a link the other day that compared each of these head to head. Until I find it, there is this.

UPDATE: I still haven't found the link I was thinking of, but this one has a table and this one has some lists.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dorrian Commons

Dorrian Commons is a park located adjacent to the Franklin County Annex and across High Street from the main Franklin County office complex, which includes the current Hall of Justice (and until yesterday, the moon catcher). Dorrian Commons almost got eaten as the location for the new Hall of Justice, but was saved by the bell.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ITTDGY™³²®© endorses Jennifer Brunner for U.S. Senate

Ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© endorses Jennifer Brunner (D-Ohio) for the United States Senate.

The primary is today, and I just voted for Jennifer Brunner.

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Ohio's largest private sector union, today announced its endorsement of Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner

NOW PAC is pleased to endorse Jennifer Brunner for the US Senate.

Democracy for America has endorsed Jennifer Brunner for U.S. Senate in Ohio.

Jennifer Brunner is an underdog, because the Democratic establishment has endorsed Lee Fisher. Thanks for nothing (as usual), D.e.

And now for some pictures!