Archive for May, 2007

New Hampshire Supreme Court – Really Smart Guys
May 31, 2007

According to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, if you are not mentally competent to stand trial, you can still own guns.

Say, is there a Virginia Tech in New Hampshire? Betcha there’s gonna be one.

A Real Disconnect With Reality
May 31, 2007

From the Boston Globe today:

Camp Pendleton: An officer who saw the corpses of Iraqi women and children sprawled across a bed in a home said yesterday in recorded testimony that he believed that his Marines were doing the “right thing” when they killed them.

From a Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe today:

Whether we should be in Iraq or not, our armed forces are fighting an enemy bent on killing Americans, and our uniformed men and women are doing so with probably the greatest restraint shown by any army in history.

And gee whiz, let’s not even think about Haditha or Fallujah or…

Thompson In The GOP Race? To Be Or Not To Be
May 31, 2007

What is it with Republicans and actors? The last Hollywood clown they put in the White House was a disaster, and now they want to put in another one because the other guys in the race are so typically Republican – sleazy, hypocrites, lunatics, just plain stupid, liars.

So what’s Freddy got to offer besides the deep voice and magisterial appearance? Well, the Republicans love that Big Daddy crap with the voice and the looks, so he’s got them there. Unfortunately a lot of non-Republicans will fall for that crap too. That’s what happens when the electorate is childlike, in the worst sense, across the board.

He supports gun rights. Everybody gotta have a gun, Freddie? No waiting periods, no records? Or did you have something a little more rational in mind.

He opposes gay marriage. So what business is that of his, or anyone’s? One can only oppose gay marriage by believing ignorant, bigoted, and dumb ideas. Which might make Freddie…?

And Roe v. Wade was wrong, says Freddie. Okay, Fred, let’s go back to back alley abortions, is that alright with you? Let’s get on with the Republican agenda of love the little clump of cells but screw the child. Actually, they don’t give a damn about the cells either, given that they don’t believe in health care for poor people, and pre-natal care for poor women, or birth control, yada yada yada.

But I see one thing in Freddie’s favor. Little Jimmy Dobson, the American Taliban Leader, otherwise know as the head of Focus on the Family (kinda of makes me want to gag, that name does – he just wants to stick his nose in your bedroom, you know?), did say of Freddie, “I don’t think he’s a Christian.” Now that would be a good thing, given how badly the Christians have screwed this country.

The thing to watch about Freddie, the thing you have to be careful of as he swings around the country campaigning, is first, don’t get sucked in by the voice and the presence. Then pay attention to what he says. Because either he’s going to lie to get votes, or he’s going to tell the truth (his ideological version). If he’s lying, ask yourself if you want another liar in office. If he’s telling the truth, ask yourself if you want another guy in office who wants to move the country back into the 19th Century, or possibly the Dark Ages.

Justice Department Investigates Self
May 31, 2007

Apparently the Justice Department’s inspector general and its office of professional responsibility are going to investigate the Justice Department’s political corruption.

Oh, yeah, that’s got credibility! The most corrupt JD in the history of the country is going to investigate itself and we’re supposed to take that seriously.

Hell, it’s not even possible to take the news media seriously. If the news is coming out of Washington you can bet that a) it’s a lie and b) the news clowns didn’t really look into it. For them to print a story about the Justice Department investigating itself and not headline it with a big bwahahahahahaha is just so wrong! Makes my head hurt.

Cindy Sheehan Calls It A Day
May 30, 2007

I’m sorry to hear that Ms. Sheehan has called it quits, but I can’t say I blame her. She’s given much to the peace drive, and she can go home with her head held high.

I think one of the most telling remarks she made was that Americans care more about American Idol than about American soldiers dying, Iraqis dying and having their country torn apart, and the rest of it.

And the Democrats have simply caved. What’s the point of going on when the party that promised to end the war, that got elected to end the war, makes a token gesture and gives up? They should be putting a bill on the Little Psychopath’s desk every goddam day, and to hell with whether they have to votes to override his veto. Let him veto the bills. Stand up to the s.o.b.

But no, they caved, and they let him get away with saying that most of the country supports what he’s doing. And the press folds again. Bush lies and the press gets on its knees. Bush blusters and the Democrats cower, whimpering “We don’t have the votes, we don’t have the votes.” Well you stupid bastards we don’t care if you don’t have the votes. We care that you fight that sleazebag and his crew of crazies. We care that you send him bill after bill after bill to end the war. It’s not about the damned troops. It’s about an illegal war. It’s about criminals in the White House, and the Justice Department, and the Pentagon. It’s not the votes that matter, Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid – it’s the fight, and you’ve refused to fight. There’s no nuances here. Fight or get the hell out of the way.

If this is America, then Cindy Sheehan is right to be anti-American, as some of the crapheads on the right have called her. The people of this country should be proud to be against the Little Psychopath’s vision of America. Dante’s got nothing on him for horror and deceit and sheer ugliness of the soul.

Bush At Arlington
May 29, 2007

It is simply too disgusting to see this arrogant, cowardly drunkard, who lacks conscience and who lied us into war, strutting through Arlington National Cemetery mouthing platitudes about heroes.

There should have been a military guard denying him entrance to those grounds.

Massachusetts Park Rangers Smoked by Legislature
May 29, 2007

In today’s Boston Globe reporter Lisa Wangsness writes that the state’s park rangers have been dragooned by the Legislature into ‘protecting’ the State House, where all our tiny-brained legislators hang out, while the rest of the state’s public parks are essentially abandoned.

The State House gets 50 rangers. The rest of the state, with some 400,000 acres of parks and various watersheds, gets 33. The chief park ranger, Curt Rudge, said, “I honestly will tell you, there is nowhere in the state, in my estimation, in the state parks that I know my program is doing an adequate job. Without adequate staffing…It’s just not physically possible.”

David Guarino, spokesman for House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, said, “If there is a need for additional park rangers at…the state parks that we all treasure, then those need to be discussed and if possible addressed, but they shouldn’t come at the expense of security at the State House.” Yeah, sure, David. He apparently said that with a straight face, completely ignoring the utterly obvious need for rangers elsewhere. David, take a math class, learn to count.

With all due respect to the park rangers, who are unarmed and have no arrest authority, what in hell are they doing guarding the State House and the oh-so-precious lives of our lawdoodlers? Well, let’s see.

The State Police used to handle State House security, but twelve years ago the legislators kicked out the Staties and installed the rangers. And why, pray tell? According to the article, “Lawmakers complained that troopers had been rude to staff and members and had cracked down on legislators’ cherished parking privileges.”

And thus are stupid decisions made in the great state of Massachusetts. Terrorists take notice. Those guys in the big hats have no guns, and I’d bet a lawmaker’s phony hairpiece they aren’t trained to handle violent situations. You could blow your way into the State House with a couple of popguns and hold the entire legislature for ransom.

But then who would want to bother paying for them?

And Krugman says…
May 29, 2007

Paul Krugman, in the New York Times, wrote:

Here’s the way it ought to be: When Rudy Giuliani says that Iran, which had nothing to do with 9/11, is part of a “movement” that “has already displayed more aggressive tendencies by coming here and killing us,” he should be treated as a lunatic.

When Mitt Romney says that a coalition of “Shia and Sunni and Hezbollah and Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda” wants to “bring down the West,” he should be ridiculed for his ignorance.

And when John McCain says that Osama, who isn’t in Iraq, will “follow us home” if we leave, he should be laughed at.

Dammit, Paul, I’m trying, I’m trying, but these egomanical crapheads only hear what they want to hear, see what they want to see, and are still convinced that they invent reality and the rest of us just follow along.

Bush Speech Raises Questions (Of Course!)
May 27, 2007

The Little Psychopath’s weekly Saturday radio address had a couple of interesting things in it.

He said, “In Iraq and Afghanistan, millions have shown their desire to be free. We are determined to help them secure their liberty.”

Well, okay, George. But tell the truth. You should have added, “no matter how many of them we have to kill” after the word ‘liberty’. And maybe you might add that a whole bunch of them are trying to secure their liberty by kicking out the United States invasion and occupation forces that have destroyed their country.

Then he says, “…brave men and women have given up their own futures so that others might have a future of freedom.”

And of course, George, that’s what you were willing to do back in the Vietnam days when Daddy and friends got you a safe place in the Air Guard and when filling out the application you checked the box that said you wouldn’t accept any overseas assignments. And your Pal in Psychopathy, little Dick Cheney, that’s what he meant when he decided he had ‘other priorities’ that didn’t include serving in the military? So much for brave men.

And finally, Georgie said, “On Memorial Day, we rededicate ourselves to freedom’s cause.”

Yessiree, dude, we do, right here in America, we rededicate ourselves to freedom’s cause by getting rid of you and Cheney and your whole crew of sociopaths, misfits, and liars.

Creationist Crazies Strike A Blow for Ignorance
May 27, 2007

Tomorrow the Christian evangelicals, having spent $27 million dollars, will open their Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. The goal of this monumental waste of money is apparently to convince visitors that the Biblical Genesis creation story has scientific support and is based on scientific evidence. And the real miracle is that these people intend to do this without offering a single shred of scientific evidence. They can’t. There isn’t any. Except what they make up.

But the Bible says it’s so, so it must be so. Therefore the universe was created in six days and the earth is six thousand years old. And it only costs $19.95 for an adult and $9.95 for a child to step into this Christian fairyland of falsehood. Why that’s only about $3.325 a day for the whole creation! What a bargain! I wonder if they got their price structure from the Bible too.

But the real crux, the real guts of the matter – well, here’s what the head of Answers in Genesis, the group responsible for this expensive joke, Ken Ham, has to say about Christians losing faith in the literal interpretation of Genesis: “You’re then telling the next generation they can reinterpret the Bible. Then what we’ve lost is Christian morality. If there is no absolute authority and we’re just animals, why not do what you want to do?”

Wow, how these people just love kneeling to ‘absolute authority’. God forbid they should think for themselves. God forbid they should take responsibility for their own lives. God forbid they should seek actual facts and evidence about the real world they live in. These people will be good little Nazis when the next Nazi clones come along and ask for volunteers.

The really sickening part? In what is supposed to be one of the most educated and intelligent countries in the world, the United States, half of Americans agree with this crap.