November 11, 2005
Compiled by Delilah Boyd, A
Mr. Cheney, did you intervene with chairman Pat Roberts to obstruct
the Senate Select Intelligence Committee's investigation of the
Bush administration's use of Iraq intelligence? Mr. Bush, why did
you make Howard University students go to the back door for their
dinner? Cue crickets chirping while we wait for the obvious answer:
The good news: when Republicans are silent, they're hurting. Even
better news: each day, more allegations of wrong-doing and more
concrete evidence against BushCo make their way into the mainstream
psyche via the blogs.
Dick's a busy boy, isn't he? War
and Piece writes:
Cheney has intervened with chairman Pat Roberts
to obstruct the Senate Select Intelligence committee's
investigation of the Bush administration's use
of Iraq intelligence.
Care to comment, Mr. Cheney? Mr. Roberts?
And "John in DC," posting at AmericaBlog, asks:
Why are the infamous "16 words" still
being peddled on the White House Web site?
That's easy, John - Dick might need to trot out that tired old
lie when he takes the stand in Scooter's trial. His wingnut followers
still believe that crap, and Cheney knows it.
After all, Republicans call their own supporters "wackos" in their
private emails. It's true. Michael Sheerer at The
Huffington Post has the story... and the scandalous
Scanlon email memo.
However, I'm sure Cheney won't be reached for comment on either
of these issues. Ever.
You've Got Bogus GOP Mail!
"mlk" (via Daily Kos) describes
a mass-mailing Virginia
"Democratic Party" voting guide:
Republican dirty tricks in VA GOV race! With
I got a mailing supposedly from the Democrats
called "2005 Official Democrat and Progressive
Voter Guide". Knowing that I'm voting for Kaine,
I really didn't pay attention to it. But I did
notice that it mentioned voting for Russ Potts
for Governor. For those who aren't aware, Russ
Potts is an old-school Republican running as an
independent in this race and has more impact on
Kilgore than Kaine.
The dead giveaway, mlk: stupid Freepazoids used the word "Democrat"
instead of "Democratic."
I'm sure Kilgore couldn't be reached for comment. He was too busy
CONCEDING TO KAINE.
Worse Than Hoover
Ever think you'd hear yourself uttering those words? Olin at Ponage
cites the Washington Post story on the FBI's new-and-improved
Patriot Act powers:
"The FBI now issues more than 30,000 national
security letters a year."
Talk about big brother.
One of those letters, demanding that a librarian disclose private
information on patrons who used a specific computer, is described
in detail. Even more chilling: the librarian was warned never to
discuss the letter with anyone. Ever.
The FBI's obvious new motto: No Evidence? No Warrant? No Problem!
I'm also sure the FBI refuses to comment on the other 29,999 similar
Are You Hungry?
OK, I've become a big fan of Fagistan,
whose tag line is "I'm gay, and I hate you!"
Chef Boyardee's Aborti-O's!
Driving home from work, I entered the interstate
only to find myself next to a giant truck with
what I thought to be an innocuous billboard advertisement
on the side. Looking closer, it seemed to be an
advertisement for Spaghetti-O's, small chunks
of pasta drowning in thick, sour tomato sauce.
Next to the bowl of Spaghetti-O's was the word
CHOICE? written in cheerful, balloony letters.
Was CHOICE? A new brand of canned pasta tastiness?
The truck was moving too fast and sped past me,
and I was able to see the same image on the back,
but here the word CHOICE? was replaced with "TEN
WEEK OLD FETUS" and the image was, indeed, a ten
week old fetus, only it was chopped into very
small pieces, and to give a scale a large butcher's
knife was shown chopping the fetus's little arm
Read the rest of the post. Then, if you're not quite sated...
How About Some Tofu Fries With That CNN Headline?
of the Big Sky:
Up in the headlines section of CNN.com right
Riots in Paris.
Scooter Libby pleads not guilty.
Joey Buttafuoco is selling protein shakes
Whaaa? Yep. That's headline news for ya. Joey
Buttafuoco is running a craft
services company serving up goodies to the
Desperate Housewives. This is major news? Did
the war end in Iraq? How the hell did I miss that?
The face that launched a thousand health shakes.
Nicollette Sheridan needs a nectarine-kiwi smoothie!
Someone at CNN.com needs to be slapped. And
May I join you in that slapfest, Church of the Big Sky?
By the way, I'm sure CNN has no comment.
And, Of Course, There's FOX!
As the Christmas season approaches, who else but Bill O'Reilly
can turn praise for his Lord and Savior into a reason to support
Supreme Court wannabe Scalito Alito? Media Matters has the sound
clip and the sordid
Can't get enough of ol' Falafel Face, but can't watch him without
Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly, Intl. (an organization
of hope) keeps tabs for us, and posts every single one of those
loofah-faced lies, like this one:
Let's break this down a little:
1. "The Factor doesn't endorse political
Really? Wow, I could have sworn that you…. okay,
I'll take your word for it.
2. "…you gotta go with Forrester."
That's an endorsement, Bill. And you're on The
Read the rest of the post for the rest of O'Lielly's 2005 election
fabrications. I'm sure O'Lielly would love to comment on these issues,
but he'd never shut the fuck up, would he?
POP Goes The Presidential Photo-Op!
Pam at Pandagon
takes on the prez, Ken Mehlman, and the entire BushCo advance team
after their disastrous Howard University PR attempt:
I'll pick up my chicken wing at the back door,
It's hard to believe that Bush (with the help
of Ken Mehlman) can do any f*cking worse at attempting
to court the black vote. The Katrina debacle saw
his 11% approval in the community drop down to
an incredible 2%.
Where do you think his numbers are now, after
this ham-handed photo op, which turned into his
worst colored-folks-reliving-a-Jim-Crow nightmare.
From the Washington Post:
On a day when the U.S. Senate passed a resolution
paying tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks,
who died last week, campus security guards were
telling students that if they wanted to eat
they'd have to come back when the president
and first lady were gone, then go to a service
door at the rear of the dining hall and ask
for a chicken plate to go.
I have to agree with WaPo columnist Courtland
Milloy. All the Chimp had to do was drop in, share
a wing and some collard greens with the Howard
students -- and he'd score one for the GOP without
breaking a sweat. He and his bonehead "outreach
crew" couldn't even manage that without creating
a PR disaster.
Worst. President. Ever.
I'm sure no one involved with this horrific treatment of university
students was available for comment.
Tagging, Blogger Style
DUer "Ioo" at Life
In Bush's America has written a great Technorati
Tag Generator! All you have to do is type in a keyword (Politics,
Religion, Media, etc.), and copy and paste the code into your blog
Thanks Ioo, you're my hero! And Life In Bush's America is definitely
Best Iraq Analogy/Anti-France Bashing Award
DUer "Flash Harry" posts:
It's like you save somebody from a mugging (WWII)
and then ask them to help you rob a liquor store
(Iraq). The first act doesn't make the second
God, I hate these narrow-minded, jingoistic
Hey, Flash Harry! Want to get even? DUer "southlandshari"
has a great
reply post pic for those midnight runs to Freeperville:
Short. Sweet. Perfect hit and run anti-freeper blogging tool!
For those of us feeling down because no one was able to procure
Scooter Libby's mug shot, Monk at Inflatable
Darboard gives us this:
Ah yes, Inflatable Dartboard's extensive beltway
contacts have come through again. Everyone is
looking for it, everyone wants it and even though
federal trial mugshots are not usually made available
to the public... we got our hands on it! Here
Not really sure what the two red burn marks
are on his right bicep. Maybe Rove used a Taser
on him to take the fall? Perhaps Cheney put out
his cigarettes on his arm after he broke Libby's
ankle to keep him quiet? Hopefully we'll find
out before the trial.
I'm sure Scooter's future cell mate will love to comment.
A Lott Of Explaining To Do
Well, we guess it's true: Revenge is sweet.
Too funny! Hastert and Frist make a big show
of calling for an investigation into a leak allegedly
affecting national security -- the locations of
secret "black site" torture prisons. And then
-- BOOM!!! Lott just said, Tuesday afternoon,
that he thinks it was a GOP Senator who leaked
the info to the Washington Post last week. He
says the details had been discussed at a GOP Senators-only
meeting last week, and that many of those details
made it into the WaPo story.
Money quote from Lott; "We can not remain silent.
We have met the enemy, and it is us."
See what happens when Rove loses his magic powers.
I'm sure neither Hastert, Frist, nor Lott can comment further...
due to the Justice Department's "ongoing investigation." Hmm. Maybe
that's the plan: make all Republicans the targets of investigations
so they won't have to answer for their actions.
Psst! Want to make double-dog sure Rove really does lose his magical
powers? Check out Take Back The Media's double DVD set, "Rove'sWar."
What a great holiday gift idea!
Democrat, Heal Thyself!
Finally, DUer "Burythehatchet" makes Daniel Webster
like an amateur:
Lexicon Update - Phrase for the day: Electorus
Electorus Interruptus - A neurological affliction
suffered by Democrats. It is the inability to
reach electoral climax by being assured that an
electoral victory is real. Even with 99% of votes
counted, the sufferer cannot be firmly convinced
that the Democrat has won, regardless of the lead
in votes counted.
The only cure for EI (Electorus Interruptus) that I can think
of is SA: Straight Answers!
For BushCo flying monkeys sucking the life out
of as many Americans as possible, this week was just business as
usual. And those BushCo "no comment" crickets are still chirping...
Phase I: "No comment." Phase II: "I can't comment
due to the ongoing investigation."
I hope we're entering Phase III territory: when
the mainstream press starts calling BushCo answers what they really
are: "Non-denial denials."
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