December 2, 2005
Compiled by Delilah Boyd, A
'Tis The Season!
We're snorkenpuffling out of Iraq, The RNC's Ken Mehlman can't
dance, Tony Blair has evolved - and not in a good way, Al Jazeera
responds with a blog, George W. Bush "massacures" another speech
- and Christopher Hitchens is finally ready to debate the war? Bushco's
lies are the reason for the treason!
A Tale Of Two More Memos
Well what do you know? There were two memos detailing the Bush
plan to bomb Al Jazeera. One could be written off as a joke, but
two are a lot harder to explain! BlairWatch
has been following this story, and their source, MP Peter Kilfoyle,
says: "The Times used 'official' leaks; the current document
remains top secret - they are livid it is out." BlairWatch
also writes: "We have also had it confirmed that Keogh and
O'Connor are only facing one set of charges, over one document."
Hmm. Curiouser and curiouser.
Do you wonder how Al Jazeera employees must feel, knowing that
Bush wanted to bomb them? Check out Don't
Bomb Us - A blog by Al Jazeera staffers. On Thanksgiving
Day, these brave bloggers posted this:
Would you like to bomb us?
These are the men and women who bring you the
news at Al Jazeera. We have a diverse staff complement.
Our people are made up of dozens of nationalities...
Can't these freakin' BushBots just be satisfied with a new Bruce
Willis pro-Iraq war movie, instead of bombing Al Jazeera? Brainshrub
has written a letter to the former bartender and certified chickenhawk
actor that's a must read (along with everything else Brainshrub
writes). And speaking of chickenhawks, Days
has been chomping on Chickenhawk Cheney lately. Another must read
from another of the best bloggers blogging.
Back To Blair
Ever wonder how Tony Blair evolved from Clinton clone into George
W. Bush clone? The
Blue Republic explains it all for you, and it isn't
a vision of sugarplums.
Leave it to Intelligence
Squad #117 for regular updates (and mug/head shots) on all of
those Republican sleaze merchants. Randy "Boo Hoo" Cunningham
has just been added. While you're there, check out the Intelligence
Season's Greetings, Ya'll!
It's that time again! Time to fuss, fume, and fret over next year's
election theft prospects. Deerskie (at Daily
Kos) thinks election fraud should be our no.
If the GOP can truly steal a national election,
it won't matter how low Bush's poll numbers are,
how many Repubs are indicted, how many Neocon
crimes are uncovered, or how many great progressive
candidates we can field in '06.
Deerskie also lists four things we all can do to fight the right's
nasty habit of stealing elections, and the comments after the post
are worth their weight in gold!
While you're hangin' out at Kos, check out grytpype's idea
of a caretaker president (to replace the defective one we have
now). You'll be shocked by the choice, but possibly pleasantly surprised.
I was. It might work. Then, click on over to EFF.org
for some bad news for Diebold's designs on the great state of North
It's also time to start shopping for those seasonal gifts. Don't
forget to Buy Blue!
And while you're celebrating whatever it is that you celebrate this
time of the year, bloggers are making a list of BushCo Lies, Lies,
& More Lies - and checking it twice.
Progress carves up Bob Wallace's favorite FOX News
son, Chris, like the turkey he is in a post called "Fox News
Host Chris Wallace Claims Bush 'Never' Linked Saddam and al-Qaeda."
By Southwest notes how short George W. Bush really
is. (No permalink. You have to scroll down to Friday, November 25,
2005 for the post.) See for yourself:
Some BushBots, however, prefer to lie by omission...
Bob Woodward Is A Dumb Blonde
So writes Arianna at The
Huffington Post. After pointing out that Woodard
missed the biggest freakin' story in the world, she aims for his
manh... er, livelihood:
Woodward has embraced his inner bimbo and wears
his "scrupulous passivity" as a badge of honor,
proudly telling Larry King that his "method" means
that "everyone in the end... pretty much gets
their point of view out." Woodward also told King:
"I am strictly in the middle." The problem is,
the truth isn't always in the middle; it's often
located on the sidelines, or hiding in the shadows
amidst the endless rush of detail Woodward so
loves to fill his books with.
Ouch! That's gotta hurt! Talk
Left also cites Arianna skewering Tim Russert for
completely ignoring Woodward's complicity in his own humiliation.
RNC Chair, Ken Mehlman, Is No Fred Astaire
One of CapitolBuzz's
captions reads: "Mehlman needs some Gatorade." If you
study all three photos, you'll note the obvious: Ken needs to practice
breathing through his nose. I guess it could be worse. Ken could've
been caught doing the white man's overbite. (Don't forget to read
the hilarious comments posted by CapitolBuzz readers, you gaydar
gawkers! I did.)
Last week, George W. Bush made his big "How We're Going To
Win In Iraq" speech. First of all, I'm waiting for someone
to define "massacured" for me. Second, that new coke-jaw/Botox-jerk
facial expression makes me want to scream bloody murder. And, third,
that backdrop was so weird that I thought the guy introducing George
W. was going to ask the president to pick a square.
That was one seriously bad speech, reminiscent of a 5th grade
book report, read for the first time - in front of the class - by
the kid whose mom wrote it because said kid couldn't be bothered.
Of course, Blitzer and the gang proclaimed George W. "presidential"
afterward...that is, until someone explained to Wolf that the "A
New Generation" section had been lifted from a JFK speech.
And the kids on the corner say, "Duh!"
As for the (cough) substance: pure speech writer rhetoric, which
on the surface seems vague, but in reality is meaningless. (Note:
I lifted that line from The Dick Van Dyke Show.) I agree with Arthur
Upon A Time, who wrote this the day before the speech:
"We would never, ever withdraw from Iraq! We're going to snorkenpuffle
from Iraq!" Arthur, I don't give a damn what you call it. Hell,
declare victory and depart the field for all I care. Just do it.
Like they did after Vietnam, historians will record the facts -
and unlike Vietnam, bloggers will make sure all of the facts are
recorded properly this time. So, let's snorkenpuffle, y'all!
If you missed the speech, American
Street has posted the "Top Ten Facets of Bush's New
Iraq Plan." Here are facets 10-6:
10) Keep coddling al-Sistani and his caviar tastes.
9) No more 'axis of evil' talk. Gotta keep the
backroom negotiations with Iran going. It'll be
up to the EU and UN to push the anti-nuke agenda
from now on. Remind the Treasury Sec to cut a
check for a few billion, to keep them ayatollahs
8) Billions more for the Ba'athists. Even after
we paid 'em off to skip the first wave of the
invasion. Double Dippin' Ingrates.
7) Stay the course in our denials about leaving
till the very last minute. Can't ruin my Christmas
Surprise to the American public. (I wonder if
they suspect anything).
6) Keep quietly threatening my oil pals with
less tax breaks unless they get gas down below
$2 a gallon. Heh-heh-heh, jest kiddin' fellers.
OW! Stop with the titty twisters already!
The top five facets are even funnier!
Throw away your TV. Really. I'm not kidding. Video Blogging (Vlogging)
gets easier every day! I'm a big fan of Crooks
And Liars and Can-O-Fun,
Away Your TV is my latest blogging tool god. Thanks
to TayTV/DUer HamiltonHabs32, I was able to embed a video directly
into my blog, A
Scrivener's Lament. How cool is that? No conversion.
No uploading. Just copy and paste the simple code. Seriously, it's
that easy. You rock my world, Hamilton!
Paine's Corner, we learn that Barry Fockler of Barry's
Blogs has been threatened by the French Internet
Police (actually, the government Internet provider) for publishing
those pesky free speech-like blog posts and articles. Apparently,
they've even threatened to shut him down and deny him ISP service
from any provider in the country.
I don't know anything about anonymous ISP servers and French law,
but maybe someone reading this can advise Barry - otherwise, it's
off to the local cyber café. By the way, Barry asks that we all
president of France.
Two And A Half Years...
...and 2000+ deaths later, Christopher Hitchens decides it's time
to debate the war? Thanks to Neil Calkin for the link to David Rees'
brilliant Huffington Post smackdown
of the besotted sophist:
I am inspired to join this new debate because
of something else Hitchens writes in his essay:
"As I never tire of saying, heat is not the antithesis
of light but rather the source of it."
Whoa... he never tires of saying that. Couldn't
you just see that phrase written on a Judas Priest
poster? Or what if it had been written on the
steps leading up to the temple on the "Powerslave"
album cover (IRON MAIDEN)? Then you could imagine
yourself slowly ascending the steps, and with
each step, reading another of the words: "Heat...
is... not... the... antithesis... of... light...
You'll find "Hitchens" in the dictionary, under "arrogance"
- the act of making UNDUE CLAIMS in an OVERBEARING MANNER.
When you think about it, arrogance is the main reason for BushCo
treason. They all think they're smarter, tougher, and able to control
the outcome of the crap they start. When cornered, they just lie
about the lies they've been telling and dare to you prove they're
lying now or that they lied before - which is, of course, "old news,"
and Republicans refuse to discuss "old news," don't you know?
Whew! Without the blogs, how would we ever keep up with their gift-wrapped
crap? 'Tis the season, y'all! Give the gift of blogging this year!
I'll be glad to help you get one started (it's free) for someone
you think should be publishing those exquisite rants.
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