September 16, 2005
Compiled by Delilah Boyd, A
The GOP Motto: F%#k Everyone But Me!
Normally, Republicans don't share their true motto with the general
public. After all, their conspiratorial modus operandi has always
echoed Brutus, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Act II, scene
1): "Hide it in smiles and affability." This week, however, things
continued to fall apart for BushCo's flying monkeys, as they revealed
their true motto once and for all. And bloggers recorded the GOP's
dirty thoughts and deeds for posterity.
Yes, Virginia, it can get worse.
Michael "Brownie" Brown, failed Arabian Horse Association Asshole,
got sent to his room (after causing untold suffering and death)
by Michael Chertoff, failed Homeland Security Asshole, who was actually
number 2 on the causing untold suffering and death food chain...
just below George W. "You're doin' a heck of a job" Bush. IO
Error covers Brown's reassignment/resignation, Chertoff's
attempt to avoid the "blame" spotlight, and George W.'s toothless
Yeah, some admission. It's half-assed and we
all know it.
Meanwhile, Bush named David Paulison to head
FEMA after the resignation of Michael Brown. You
might remember Paulison as the official who told
Americans to stock up on duct tape to protect
against terrorist attacks against the U.S.
What was George W. thinking? Never mind. DUer IChing
has the answer...
Nice catch, IChing!
Speaking of idiots, Laura Bush didn't even bother to learn the
name of the hurricane that destroyed New Orleans. Lots of bloggers
posted on Laura's "Hurricane Korina" crap, but Maggie2
(at Daily Kos) garnered the best comments. BagnewsNotes
has a great analysis of Laura's photo op body language (with drawings).
Here's a teaser:
Just Plain Mean
catches Kyra Phillips losing her Hurricane Katrina KKKool completely
during her BushBotic attempt to thwack House Minority Leader, Nancy
Pelosi. Here's the best part:
If you want to make the case for the administration,"
said Pelosi, "you should get on the payroll."
Touché. Kyra tried to fight back later, saying
"with respect, no one at CNN is on the payroll
of the White House or anybody else. ... we have
been challenging every authority over this pathetic
situation ..." (paraphrasing).
But Kyra, Nancy never said everyone at
CNN was acting like they are on the Bush payroll
-- she simply said that you are...
I'm sure Kyra lost more than her KKKool after being chewed up and
spit out by the gentle congresswoman on national TV. Cue the upchuck
Davis? The veteran blogger is still fighting the right...
What Planet is Powerline Blog's Assrocket
on how Bush and the GOP are poor, defenseless
Here's my point: whatever you think of the
mechanics of a particular poll, the direction
of President Bush's poll numbers is clear. And
it seems clear that Hurricane Katrina, and the
outrageous attacks that the Democrats have pursued
over the past week, have dealt him, and the
Republican Party, another blow. I see no evidence
that the Democrats are paying a price for their
dishonorable tactics. And they won't pay a price,
unless the Republicans start defending themselves
and attacking the Democrats the way they deserve
to be attacked. The "turn the other cheek"
approach that the administration has followed
for years--don't respond to attacks, no matter
how unfair, just try to ride out the news cycle
and move on--has resulted in one needless wound
after another, and cumulatively they have now
damaged President Bush's standing with the public,
likely beyond repair.
Assrocket never heard of Karl Rove?
Move over, Assrocket. Media Matters captured the
true feelings of serial radio liar, Glenn Beck:
Nationally syndicated Clear Channel radio host
Glenn Beck referred to survivors of Hurricane
Katrina who remained in New Orleans as "scumbags."
Also, after acknowledging that nobody "in their
right mind is going to say this out loud," Beck
attacked victims of the disaster in general and
the families of victims of the September 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks, saying: "I didn't think I could
hate victims faster than the 9-11 victims."
As for the other wingnut named Glenn (Reynolds), what's up with
all of the rightwing blogs sporting this "Instapundit Must Be Destroyed"
logo in their sidebars?
There are only two possibilities: Either they're all out to destroy
Glenn Reynolds for some unknown reason, or they don't understand
Latin. Pass the popcorn. Both possibilities are laughable.
As for the real truth about Katrina victims, click on The
Truth About Katrina and blast both Glenns with the facts!
Karl Rove Is Still A Traitor!
Over the next week, 4 House Committees are expected
to vote on resolutions requesting information
on the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson in apparent
retaliation for Ambassador Wilson's truth-telling
about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Most
of these markups will be broadcast live on the
It is time for Congress to exercise its duty
to oversee the Executive Branch."
Buzzflash has the schedule and the links.
Supreme W. Court Watch
Berman, blogging at TPMCafe, posts the Quote Of The Day (So
"They may be misleading, but they are his
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), Chair of the Judiciary
Committee regarding John Roberts
It's not John Roberts' answers that bother me. I know he'll make
life in this country a veritable hell on earth for 90% of the people.
On my blog, A
Scrivener's Lament, it was his eyes I was (and still am)
Remember what Rosemary asked when she saw her baby: "What have
you done to its eyes?"
Hm. Now we know why little Jack is such an imp...
Speaking of satanic manics...
Did The Devil Make Him Do It?
Buzz wants to know...
Thune's Walk of Shame?
A Buzz reader spotted Senator John Thune walking
through Washington DC's West End neighborhood
at about 7AM this morning, wearing a light navy
suit. We mention it only because Senator Thune
lives on Capitol Hill. According to the 5/29/05
edition of the Argus Leader, Thune lives in a
tiny, $1,000-a-month apartment a block from his
So what was Thune doing just minutes after sunrise
this morning? Starting his day? Or ending his
No free pass for you, Thune. We've given you freepazoids the benefit
of the doubt way too many times. No longer, Buddy. As (your narrow
definition of) God is my witness, I'm sure you weren't on your way
home from a prayer meeting.
exposes "The Relentless BushCo Scam." Here's a snippet:
SCAM 1: If it works once, it will work twice:
Bushco did exactly what they did in Iraq. Amid
all the confusion and chaos, companies with ties
to the Bush White House and the former head of
FEMA clinched some of the first disaster relief
and reconstruction contracts awarded by the Bush
Flimflam Team. Yes - you guessed it, Halliburton
was first in line. Hey, someone has to get rich
on this, why not the good old boys who profited
so richly from the Bush disaster in Iraq?
Bookmark this one! It's a keeper!
Does anyone else have a problem with mainstream news orgs suddenly
jumping on the blog bandwagon? CBS News just started one they've
cleverly called (Just kill me now) Public
Eye. Sadly, it's mostly posts about CBS News, which on the
surface seem vague but in reality are meaningless. On the other
has managed to stay online with helpful news/blog posts and valuable
links in real time, despite having lost their power, their staff,
and their ability to publish a print version of the newspaper. There's
actually major buzz about the Pulitzer committee studying this exciting
phenomenon. That's what happens when journalists/ bloggers save
lives. Cop a clue, CBS.
Thanks to The
Correction, several news stories this week won't disappear
down the memory hole. According to TC, we've run out of money in
Iraq, Los Angeles goes dark just as things heat up for George W.
and "Brownie," and there's a new terror threat. Coincidences? Thanks
for archiving those stories, TC!
And finally, take a tip from aTypical
Joe, who writes:
I've seen bloggers complain about sites that
charge for content (and ask for tips themselves)
and about Salon's Site Pass (a mandatory ad model
I quite like) but they're happy to quote and link
to Yahoo News stories.--snip--
Yahoo News links go dead too quickly.
Instead I copy a good chunk of their text and
paste it right into the search box. From there
a list of newspapers with the same story pops
up, or sometimes stories with more depth and different
takes. It's those I quote.
Thanks, Joe! Good advice!
As for that GOP FEBM motto...
The legendary K.O. said so (way before Kanye West): George W.
Bush doesn't like black people.
has the scoop (and the Quicktime link).
Dirty Little Secrets
Phoenix (as in "I rise in flames," cried the...) bares all
in a thoughtful post about poverty in America:
We never see the poor in this country except
when there is a disaster, and even then its more
like media rubber-necking at the scene of a bad
accident. Now everybody can see the poor, how
they live, and what happens to them when something
goes wrong. I think it has been a rude awakening
to many people all over the world about the true
situation in this country and the exposing of
the simple truth.
That we are not special, we are not all swimming
in oceans of gold and we are a super-power in
name only. People have been saying over and over
"this should not happen here" well why not? We
treat the poor like dirt, make them live like
animals all while telling them to take advantage
of what society has to offer. I can only hope
that this tragedy opens the eyes of the public
to what really goes on around here.
has written the best analysis, hands down, of the Grand ($$,$$$.$$)
Old Party I've ever read. Here's a preview, but the entire post
And when you're basic moral precept is Fuck Everyone
But Me, you back yourself into a corner where
you look absolutely ridiculous trying to judge
or mock anyone else's moral choices. What do you
care who adults sleep with or marry? What do you
care if terrorists kill Americans, as long as
they're not you? From what high moral ground do
you get off prattling on about the various sins
of Bill Clinton or anyone else?
Hey, GOPers! Your true motto is out there now. For all the world
to see. Your Fuck Everyone But Me (FEBM) party's over, Republi-can'ts.
Your modus operandi won't work anymore. And don't even think about
cheating one more citizen out of one more vote! We'll be there en
masse, at every polling place in the nation... Taking names, wielding
cameras, and blasting the facts in real time. This "long national
nightmare" has to end. Now!
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