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Monthly Archives: April 2009

100 Daze

27-Apr-09

I suspect that when Franklin D. Roosevelt had his 100 days they actually waited 100 days to talk about it. In fact, I think they probably thought about it later and then went back and looked at it. But back then, they probably didn’t get too worked up about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Now we […]

Wow. Joe Barton. Wow.

24-Apr-09

Joe Barton is proud of this. He’s actually proud of this. Newsminer.com reports that Barton tweeted after this exchange: “I seemed to have baffled the Energy Sec with basic question—Where does oil come from?” Barton was proud of this. Smugly. He placed this video on YouTube HIMSELF. He titled it “Energy Secretary puzzled by simple […]

'It's Just Hazing'

24-Apr-09

A common line among “conservative” bobbling heads insists that what has come to light as torture as now most assuredly approved directly by the Immediate Past White House Administration is just as harmless as a fraternity hazing. I would like to take this opportunity to remind them that, in my college days, fraternity hazing became […]

The Bush Torture Regime: Both Cruel AND Ineffective

23-Apr-09

Bob Cesca NAILS it. But if it’s nothing more than slapstick and some splashy water antics then how effective can it really be, Rush? How could something so innocuous (as described by Limbaugh and others) be even the slightest bit effective—not to mention a crucial weapon in America’s anti-terrorist arsenal? It can’t be both. Either […]

Potpourri Wednesday

22-Apr-09

Norm Coleman is not a good American. He is thwarting small-d democracy by dragging his feet on a conclusion to this ridiculous Senate race (He’s asked the state supreme court to give him more time for his appeal. That’s horseshit. He’s just biding time to keep us from 60 and to raise munny. Norm. Buddy. […]

Yes it is a Perfect Storm

22-Apr-09

An article in Today’s NYT describes the Busch Administration’s decision to torture people as “a perfect storm of ignorance and enthusiasm.” Hell I think that describes the entire eight years of Busch non leadership… and, moreover, accurately describes the entire GOOP to this day. The Times points out that, even though there is a documented […]

Re: Trust Me. It's Offensive.

21-Apr-09

Trust Me. It's Offensive.

21-Apr-09

We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised. There is […]

Legalize It

20-Apr-09

Damn, Papa stole my thunder. Kaboom! As he mentioned, today is a good day to touch upon the subject of decriminalizing the recreation and medicinal use of marijuana. Bear in mind, this is coming from a writer who has never been able to enjoy the stuff personally. Believe me, I tried. But that shit makes […]

Hey Obama… Legalize Drugs

20-Apr-09

Of all the things we waste time and effort on, the War on Drugs is the most egregious violation of common sense. That is not to say that drugs are harmless. Drug use is debilitating in most cases and addictive in many. Still, drugs are impossible to police and drug abuse is better handled directly […]