Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Get Me Rewrite!

Neither of those clips contain the "Get Me Rewrite!" scene, but they are presented for your amusement. As is the following:

Everything I voted for is being ignored and/or fatally compromised by our Hope and Change President and the Democratic party in D.C., but you teabaggers are still pathetic tools.

P.S. Cheesehead Front:

Public Policy Polling. June 24-26, likely voters:

Senate district 32, currently held by Republican Dan Kapanke
Jennifer Shilling (D): 56
Dan Kapanke (R): 42

Senate district 18, currently held by Republican Randy Hopper
Jessica King (D): 50
Randy Hopper (R): 47

Senate district 10, currently held by Republican Shelia Harsdorf
Sheila Harsdorf (R): 50
Shelly Moore (D): 45

Haha, Randy Hopper. What were his parents thinking?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Black Cat Orbs


Wisconsin Canoeists Against Scott Walker

A day before Gov. Scott Walker was expected to sign the 2011-13 budget into law in Green Bay, he was met at Devil’s Lake by almost 300 people who oppose restrictions on collective bargaining and proposed cuts to education and other state programs.

Sic 'em, canoeists!

OMG! US Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MEME) just tweeted²:

² Hat tip user-of-owls

Monday, June 27, 2011

Save Us, Governor Goodhair!

Mitch Daniels isn't running, so George F. Will is working his gooper fanboy magic on another governor:

Will types up the usual Perry b.s., and ignores what he's actually done in Texas (Current two year budget shortfall: $27 billion). This caught my eye:

Supposed examples of Perry’s extremism evaporate in sunlight. One is that he intimated support for Texas’s secession from the Union. After people shouted “Secede!” at a rally, he said that he understood their frustration but added: “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it.” He signed a law requiring women seeking abortions to be shown sonograms of their babies. Do people objecting to this mandatory provision of information object to the new graphic warnings on cigarette packs?

An appalling example of the apples-oranges argument typical of alleged 'small government' hypocrites like George Will.

Cigarettes are an addictive product sold for profit that has been known to cause cancer for decades.

An abortion is a personal decision. All the medical advice necessary is provided by a doctor with years of training.

Got that, Will? You're nothing but an authoritarian propagandist, shilling for those with power and money.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Orbs from last night

Thrilling copter orbs from last night (story here).


Friday, June 24, 2011

Pastor Sanctimonious Weighs In On Afghanistan

For some strange reason, I clicked on the opinion section at the Washington War Criminal Post last night.

(Credit to Blackdogred for the apt moniker "Pastor Sanctimonious.)

Since the beginning of his swift political rise, Barack Obama has fashioned himself a unique historical figure. With his latest speech on Afghanistan, he has finally become one.

What other American president has employed a public argument so transparently political — the need to “rebuild our infrastructure” and “find new and clean sources of energy” — to explain his choices as commander in chief? What other president has deployed the words “fidelity” and “unwavering belief” — citing examples of military tenacity and courage — to announce a policy of premature retreat? What other president has more dramatically claimed “a position of strength” while more effectively conveying an impression of weakness?

There is a boldness to this rhetorical approach, which might better be called shamelessness.
(blather blather we must stay there forever with maximum forces blather blather)
This was not, in Obama’s straw-man description, a desire “to make Afghanistan a perfect place.”
Obama’s meandering leadership in the Afghan war is difficult even to summarize.
Obama is riffing on an uncertain trumpet. The surge is a success — and to be ended with its work half-done.
Given the difficulty of the undertaking, the weariness of Americans and the erosion of support in both parties, it would take exceptional leadership to achieve a good outcome in Afghanistan. Even limping across the 2014 deadline will require some positive effort of persuasion. For years, our conflicted president has been largely silent in this task. His words were worse.

This an epic display of hypocrisy even by your standards, Pastor Sanctimonious.

Lest we forget: the United States invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, with the aim of capturing or killing Osama bin Laden. In November of 2001, the Administration let the senior leadership of Al-Qaeda escape to Pakistan during a two day airlift from Kunduz personally authorized by Dick Cheney.

Donald Rumsfeld would allow bin Laden himself to escape from Tora Bora a short time later, and the Administration would then forget about Afghanistan for the remainder of its seven years in office.

Why? Because the Administration had wanted to invade Iraq since the inaugeration of G.W. Bush, and it wasn't going to waste any more time in Afghanistan before using 9/11 and Iraq's non-existent WMD as pretexts for the war it really wanted.

Remember this, Pastor Sanctimonious?

"We cannot wait for the final proof: the smoking gun...that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."

You should, as chief speechwriter for the Administration, you wrote that propaganda.

Yet here you are, tossing around phrases like "shamelessness" and "a public argument so transparently political"...not to mention, "an uncertain trumpet" and "work half-done".

Shame on you, Fred Hiatt, and the Washington Post. We've been in Afghanistan longer than the Soviets were, and there's no reason to expect a better result. The only ones benefiting from extending this debacle are:


Thursday, June 23, 2011



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First they came for Tony the Tiger

Beck Says "Obama's Food Police" Will "Take Tony The Tiger Out Back" And "Shoot Him In The Head"

First they came for Tony the Tiger,
and I did not speak out because I preferred Captain Crunch.

Then they came for Captain Crunch,
and I did not speak out because Fruit Loops are pretty good.

Then they came for Toucan Sam,
and I did not speak out because Lucky Charms are magically delicious!

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

-Pastor Thers

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie

AKA the 2012 Goat Rodeo.

Campaign Theme Song Suggestion:

Will Chris Christie weigh in? Stay tuned, Bat Fans!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Neighborhood Animals

Kitty heard a bird!

Nutkin chose a small tree to hide in. He/she/it/squirrel was not pleased with the results.

The Frank Fetch Park hibiscus has a new flower already.

UPDATE: I hadn't included this pic so far because it isn't that sharp. On the other hand, it's the best cardinal picture I've gotten this year. They're quite camera-shy...practically the pileated woodpecker of downtown Columbus.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Did You Even Watch The Video, Josh?

Watch the video, or read the NY Daily News:
Impersonator Reggie Brown had his mic cut off and was escorted off the stage after he slammed Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Bachman during his routine at the GOP event in New Orleans on Saturday.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tin soldiers and Obama coming

Tin soldiers and Nixon Obama coming,
We're finally on our own.

Credit for this title goes to metamarcisf at Wonkette (the -99 rating comes from his habit of posting over Andy Breitbart's BigRepublican blogs).

From The War Criminal Post:

CHICAGO — FBI agents took box after box of address books, family calendars, artwork and personal letters in their 10-hour raid in September of the century-old house shared by Stephanie Weiner and her husband.

The agents seemed keenly interested in Weiner’s home-based business, the Revolutionary Lemonade Stand, which sells silkscreened baby outfits and other clothes with socialist slogans, phrases like “Help Wanted: Revolutionaries.”

The search was part of a mysterious, ongoing nationwide terrorism investigation with an unusual target: prominent peace activists and politically active labor organizers.

Wrong, War Criminal Post, these are the usual suspects.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Not Pictures of Lily

More views of the tropical paradise that is Ohio. And I still haven't gotten to the Hibiscus or Mandevilla.

P.S. Thanks, S.C. Torch Lily, Kniphofia uvaria it is. Does anyone know what the blue-green plants with purple flowers on a stalk in the foreground are?