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April 20, 2007

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PeterUK.

SunnyDay,
Sorry about that,someone will have it This might cheer you up
They seem to have posted some rather scurrilous lyrics,of which I'm sure no one will approve,this is the kind of thing that gets the internet a bad name.Still we must know the kind of thing we must be vigilant about.

"He's a real girly man...gives up as only he can
Harry Reid, you slimy little traitor
He has told the enemy...they're free to kill you and me
All 'cause he's a Democrat Bush hater

Girly man, you a-ho...al Qaeda is set to go
Girly man, to sell our troops out is part of your plan

In the Senate you now lead...voters screwed up big, indeed
Did they understand what they were doing?
Churchill would have kicked your butt...this era's appeasement nut
This great nation you are really screwing

Girly man, you a-ho...al Qaeda is set to go
Girly man, to sell our troops out is part of your plan

Like the French waive your white flag...to your moonbats you can brag
The Islamofascist hope's renewing

Girly man, you a-ho...al Qaeda is set to go
Girly man, to sell our troops out is part of your plan

It is all political...you are really full of bull
With security, Dems can't be trusted
With security, you can't be trusted

PeterUK.

Harry Reid Salutes the Troops

PatrickR

'Sounds like CIA is very unhappy with Larry Johnson, especially with Plame's status as if he is the expert on it.'

I watched a DVD of 'The Recruit' recently, in which Al Pacino plays a CIA instructor at The Farm. He explains to his class that most of them, if they graduate, will work out of Embassies overseas; they will have 'official cover'.

But, some of them might get to be real spies, if they're special. They'll be the ones in real mortal danger, and they'll be called NOCs for non-official cover.

We all know that at first Valerie worked out of the Athens embassy. Neither Scary Larry nor David Corn ever responded to me when I asked how she managed to move from being official cover (and known to foreign intelligence services as potentially CIA)to NOC. Wouldn't that have been a little dangerous.

Sara

Blue Angels plane clipped power lines, authorities say pilot did not survive.

Dan S

'Dan S.
Did you see that Nikki from VT on youtube?
My gawd it was like a pep rally. I felt it was totally inappropriate in tone and content. My first reaction was to wonder why no blame was laid at the feet of Cho, the shooter? Comparing what happened at VT to a boulder falling on a child during land development seems insane. Is she deflecting any possible future blame of her staff for totally ignoring an obviously mentally ill student? I would hate to think so. Have we become so PC that no prof/educator can act in any manner to protect thier charges without threat of a lawsuit?

Posted by: hoosierhoops | April 21, 2007 at 03:07 PM'

Hoosier,

No, I have no desire to watch/listen to Nikki performing her "poetry." I'm sort of old school (but not old-school enough to hark back to oral tradition) in that I prefer to see the words on the "page" more than hear them performed. I've found that the performance pretties up the words and interferes with judgment on the poetry itself (not that that applies in THIS case, I suppose). If a work 'works' on the page, then I might be interested in how it's performed as an extension of that.

An example of what I mean is... have you tried to read most song lyrics as poetry instead of hearing them performed? Most are very weak on the page. They require music to come alive. But that's because they ARE meant to be music and that's entirely fair.

But poetry is supposed to work as words. The hair on the back of your neck should levitate even when you read the words silently. If they get more lively when you read aloud, or hear a good performer read them, so much the better. But if they can't move you as words, there isn't much or any poetry actually there.

And that's where most pomo poetry fails terribly. It's all meant to be performed, like rap. The words themselves, the arrangement of them into lines and stanzas, is less important (or not at all) than how the words are "performed." Thus, a good performer can make reading a telephone book seem poetical.

Most pomo poets are decent to great performers, but their words and their arrangements merit a shrug. Once the "poet" dies, their words will disappear, at least as "poetry." It's more likely to survive as exemplar of how stupid our society has become about the little things such as, oh, survival.


And as far as the content goes... wait, did I miss something? There was content there? I thought it was more pomo relativist PC tripe splattered about the audience's heads like the gore off a bullet's impact.


Oops, sorry. I guess some things can still set me off.


clarice

Let's Draft Jane for the Senate!

Kerry looks in trouble and he should be--he's been little more than a placeholder.
http://www.suffolk.edu/19465.html

PeterUK.

Clarice,
John F.Kerry should be spending more quality time with his hair.

Specter

For those who wonder if history repeats itself, especially in regards to the GWOT, read my blog article.

lurker:

The Clinton Legacy

FROM THE WASHINGTON TIMES: In the portions of President Clinton's Jan. 17 deposition that have been made public in the Paula Jones case, his memory failed him 267 times. This is a list of his answers and how many times he gave each one.

I don't remember - 71
I don't know - 62
I'm not sure - 17
I have no idea - 10
I don't believe so - 9
I don't recall - 8
I don't think so - 8
I don't have any specific recollection - 6
I have no recollection - 4
Not to my knowledge - 4
I just don't remember - 4
I don't believe - 4
I have no specific recollection - 3
I might have - 3
I don't have any recollection of that - 2 I don't have a specific memory - 2
I don't have any memory of that - 2
I just can't say - 2
I have no direct knowledge of that - 2
I don't have any idea - 2
Not that I recall - 2
I don't believe I did - 2
I can't remember - 2
I can't say - 2
I do not remember doing so - 2
Not that I remember - 2
I'm not aware - 1
I honestly don't know - 1
I don't believe that I did - 1
I'm fairly sure - 1
I have no other recollection - 1
I'm not positive - 1
I certainly don't think so - 1
I don't really remember - 1
I would have no way of remembering that - 1
That's what I believe happened - 1
To my knowledge, no - 1
To the best of my knowledge - 1
To the best of my memory - 1
I honestly don't recall - 1
I honestly don't remember - 1
That's all I know - 1
I don't have an independent recollection of that - 1
I don't actually have an independent memory of that - 1
As far as I know - 1
I don't believe I ever did that - 1
That's all I know about that - 1
I'm just not sure - 1
Nothing that I remember - 1
I simply don't know - 1
I would have no idea - 1
I don't know anything about that - 1
I don't have any direct knowledge of that - 1
I just don't know - 1
I really don't know - 1
I can't deny that, I just -- I have no memory of that at all - 1

clarice

Memo

From: VRWCHQ

To: Our minions

Re: John Edwards’ nickname

It has come to our attention that most of you are still referring to presidential contender John Edwards as “Silky Pony“. As excellent and chuckleworthy as that may be, time moves on, new scandals emerge, and new sobriquets must be bestowed. Besides, “Silky Pony” has been criticized as both misogynist and homophobic. So, for reasons explained by our capable co-conspirator Mr. Barnett, “Silky Pony” shall henceforth be referred to as “Pink Sapphire“.

Your compliance in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

(signed)

Zombie Reagan

VRWC Conspirator in Chief
HOT AIR.com

PeterUK.

Specter,
Now that's poetry.

Jane

Let's Draft Jane for the Senate!

harummmph! It doesn't seem that long ago when I was called "president" around here.

The perfect MA senator would be my business partner. As a lesbian she meets all the liberal criteria, and masks well her conservatism, which makes me look like a moonbat. Of course my business would then go to hell since she is now the brains of the operation.

As for moi, all those skeletons in the closet would not be pretty on YouTube.

Other Tom

I see that Hillary just announced that, if she is elected, she will make Bubba a roving ambassador to the world. That ought to be enough to seal her fate.

I know that, on my death bed, I will recall that the political highlight of my life was helping the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth prevent John Kerry from becoming president. But a close second may be watching the collapse of HRC's hopes.

SunnyDay

re the missing video - I decry the censorship.

PeterUK.

"I see that Hillary just announced that, if she is elected, she will make Bubba a roving ambassador to the world".

That's one way of getting him out of the House.

SunnyDay

Jane, is your partner out? Like Guiliani, (liberalish republican) a gay Republican drives the left further out of their minds. I like reading gay republican blogs - the way they handle their lieral gay attackers is fantasic entertainment. They're some of the smartest, wittiest blogs I've ever read regarding gay issues (which they really seem not to be all that interested in, but end up writing about anyway).

excuse the bad grammar - I have one of those nasty English degrees

clarice

Jane's Partner for Senate!!Yes, great idea!!!

Jane

Jane, is your partner out?

She's out, she's married with 2 kids (to a very prominant doc) she is well respected and no one ever remembers she is a lesbian because she hasn't got a whining bone in her body. She's about as mainstream as it gets. I tell you, if all gays were like my business partner, there would no issue about gays.

Maybeex

Lurker-
Thanks for clarifying the JSC reference yesterday. Funny, I knew that was going on but was thinking Nasa in Houston rather than Johnson Space Center.
You were right there? Scary.

hoosierhoops

As a blog newbee..is there any good tools out there for blogging?
I'd like ( probably already on a mac) an icon/gadget that organizes all my fav blogs.
It would be very useful too have all the links to all the pages my name is blogged about...or collects all my preferances and feeds into my MS Browser those links when i want to read them..What a timesaver that would be...maining because I'm off the grownup computer at 8pm tonight.
My Smoking hot wife will be all over marineparents.com at 8pm..haha
I say 'smoking hot' cause she may read this some day..;) I'm being proactive here..but seriously are there good logging tools out there and where would you get em? Thanks,

Rick Ballard

How will we know when DougJ shows up again? What guise will he choose next time?

Just askin'.

Barry

hoosier, if your on a MS machine (not sure what your ref to a mac is), click the "favorites" from your menu. The drop down box will give you options, such as "add to favorites". Click that and whatever window you have open will get its url saved. You can click organize favorites and create folders to categorize urls any way you want.

Barry

Oh, Hoosierhoops, Go Heels!

Maybeex

It would be very useful too have all the links to all the pages my name is blogged about

Hey hoosierhoops- welcome. So are people blogging about you?

clarice

Obama's opening his mouth too soon:
NEW YORK (AP) - Wooing black voters while tackling questions about his experience, Democrat Barack Obama said Saturday that his years as a community organizer and accomplishments in the Illinois state Senate have prepared him well for the presidency. Addressing the National Action Network, a civil rights group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, Obama touted his successes as an Illinois lawmaker in providing health insurance to children and reducing the price of prescription drugs for senior citizens. He also told of passing legislation to monitor racial profiling and to require that police interrogations of suspects in capital cases be videotaped

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070421/D8OL7H4G0.html

hoosierhoops

sorry barry..what i meant was an automatic reader that scans my fav blogs and streams them to me. Streaming content in a sidebar?..like all the daily ref's to somebody you like reading about or some topics or words throughout the 'blog-o-world'.
like everytime the word 'disgusting and idiot' and some troll's name appear in the same sentence...or my fav authors postings scattered throughout political blogs,,
I don't know..does that make any sense?
It's now 7:58..good nite

lurker9876

Maybeex, actually, Johnson Space Center is one of the sites for NASA. It is located in Clear Lake, annexed with Houston. It is halfway between Houston and Galveston.

Maybeex

The really funny thing about Hamsher's defense of herself is that Cho actually had some inspiration from movies, not just from reality. So while he wasn't copycatting Natural Born Killers (didn't even mention it! Is it old news?), he was copy catting a Canne Film Festival prize winning flick.

Now, I don't personally believe you can blame a movie maker if someone is inspired by their film to do harm. That is different than acknowldeging that films do actually sometimes inspire killers.

This, however, is ridiculous:
.There is in fact no inconsistency between making a movie critical of the media's unhealthy obsession with mass murderers, and then being critical of the media when they actually, you know, do just that.

I daresay her movie inspired more weirdos to kill than it inspired media people to change. (maybe because that interpretation of the film was way too hidden in it's glorification of bloody murder).

SlimGuy

hossierhoops

I am a window guy and I have not idea what is available for the Mac environment.

There are RSS news readers available for both platforms and I myself use Firefox which has a thing called live toolbar.

It allows you to capture blogs and put them there very similar to bookmarks but give you the RSS feed.

Right now I have my blogs split into 15 or so categories across the toolbar with drop down menus to select which one I want to view.

I don't know if Safari offers this context.

I have about 150 of them stuffed into various categories that I cruse and peruse each day, unless message traffic is so high on the first of the day ones that I don't have a chance to get the other ones.

With all the high profile news in the last couple of days that has been an issue.

Maybeex

Maybeex, actually, Johnson Space Center is one of the sites for NASA.

Oh, I actually know that. Sorry I wasn't clear. I just wasn't able to figure out JSC even though I knew the story. I'd only seen it reported as NASA, so JSC wan't in my tiny head at the time. After you wrote it out, I felt pretty stupid because it should have been obvious.

lurker9876

No problem, maybeex,

RSS is also available for Linux-based OS (e.g., Suse, Ubuntu, etc.)

SlimGuy

I can even put spare tools like the site tinyurl on this live toolbar. I have it there so I can click it and easily convert a long url into a shorthand form if I wish to provide a link.

Now if only I can get it to think for me.

SlimGuy

Maybeex

You have to remember how this all played out.

For years there was a big argument that President Johnson was just trying to get money placed in Houston because he was a Texan

Finally someone proved the moon was closer to Houston than it was to Cape Kennedy and settled the argument.

PeterUK.

Some psychological symptoms to examine Cho for It is quite common for these types to lay the blame for their actions elsewhere,the victim "made them do it".There is often a history of cruelty to animals or other children.

Rick Ballard

"Now, I don't personally believe you can blame a movie maker if someone is inspired by their film to do harm."

Oh, you can - it's just that if you follow that theme far enough you wind up blaming the author of Genesis for every fratricide committed by anyone who has read the story of Abel's demise - and identified with Cain.

ShrinkWrapped uses a different lense to look at the murderer (and makes a decent case for not using his name). Dr. Sanity extends the analysis considerably further (not with respect to this particular murderer but to a 'culture' which actively seeks to create murderers).

I found Natural Born Killers to be insipidly weak sophmoric trash. Given that, it is easy to believe that it may have been targeted to media types. I agree that it wasn't quite cartoonish enough to have provided them with any inspiration.

SlimGuy

PUK

With all the validity of a beat the B***** because she asked for it.

SlimGuy

Rick

I look at that movie and I look at the people behind it (Jane) and you just have to wonder what they get the female equivalent of a hard on for. Sorry ladies for the off color language.

lurker9876

Good thing that I've not watched Natural Born Killers.

Maybeex

I found Natural Born Killers to be insipidly weak sophmoric trash. Given that, it is easy to believe that it may have been targeted to media types. I agree that it wasn't quite cartoonish enough to have provided them with any inspiration.

What is the equivalent of 'razor tongue' for the written word? Razor fingers sounds like Edward Scissorhands.
Anyway, ouch.

SlimGuy

I know most if not all of the ladies here are more ladyfied and don't play into that game. But I have to wonder about how shallow the life is of those that do.

Please keep me from them , I would hate to have to meet that reality.

Some may think hot bodied strippers dancing to the music are the best thing since sliced toast.

But for me it's sort of like StarTrek to go where no man has gone before.

An

Rick Ballard

MayBee,

It could have been worse - I could have compared it to Nikki's " " poetry " ".

SlimGuy

My cut and paste repost to continue my thought got sanarked out and missed the last three or four sentences.

That ain't cool.

lurker9876

Ouch, SlimGuy!

Anyone's guess to what kind of news to expect next week? More of Gonzo? More of Reid's "Lost War". Oh, is there a TV show called, "Lost War"?

clarice

"Scotland Yard detectives are to issue arrest warrants against three former KGB officers suspected of poisoning ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Police have told sources close to Mr Litvinenko's widow Marina that they intend to lay charges of murder and poisoning against the men, who met the victim three weeks before his death in London.

The move will damage the already strained relationship between Downing Street and the Kremlin, which is almost certain to block any request for the men's arrest and extradition. "

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23393407-details/Poison%3A+KGB+men+to+face+Litvinenko+murder+charges/article.do>Litvinenko

**Slim, Speaking just for myself, of course, I wonder if you could can your talk of "ladies", not ladies, and your tracking abilities. I'm sure it is all innocent, but frankly I find it creeps me out.

SlimGuy

Clarice I meant to talk about the female side of the world.

I did not intend to creep you out , my bad.

I consider women the most beautiful thing God has created.

Other Tom

Is everyone enjoying the public humiliation of Alec Baldwin as much as I am? Or the more subtle humiliation of the strumpet Basinger? While one's first impulse is to relish the whole tawdry spectacle, it is depressing as hell to realize that at the center of it all is an eleven-year-old girl (or is she twelve? Alec doesn't seem to know, although he does seem aware that she is a "child.").

I file this whole thing in the folder called "Trashy People In Love." It's kinda fun to watch pretty-faced lamebrains make imbecilic spectacles of themselves, but everything changes when the morons produce children. Then, all of a sudden, we have a brand-new human being on this earth. And instead of a nurturing mother and father, the child has two narcissistic juveniles in the place where parents are supposed to be. (Next time you hear Baldwin's rant, listen closely to how much the whole thing is about Alec.)

That poor kid doesn't stand a chance.

SlimGuy

Clarice

I have never been in a relationship except when it was mutually acceptable to both parties.

I I stepped off the line and expressed something different, please excuse me and I will give you my most humble apology for the difference, the was never any such intention to go there.

SlimGuy

replace was with wasn't what a miss.

SlimGuy

I am still trying to sort out all those words and the last correction was a three second choice as to which word was right.

Going to bed now. I seem to be less than able to cope with this.

clarice

Slim--I really do not care about anyone else's sex life. Honestly. And I have a feeling most rational people don't either. Of course, I am interested in the welfare of my fav posters (and I'm pulling for Bad), but otherwise I really would hope to be spared too much information about people's personal lives.

Other Tom

Eh?

Jane

Is everyone enjoying the public humiliation of Alec Baldwin as much as I am?

I have to admit I am. He should have moved to France as he promised.

clarice

I think Alec has anger management problems. I know nothing about Basinger.

Rick Ballard

"He should have moved to France as he promised."

That would have clinched it for Sarkozy on May 6th. I hope he does well tomorrow. With any luck, Chirac should be on trial by fall.

clarice

Clinton friend Raines (and probably Gorelick) will be in the news again. Watch this case:
"Auditor KPMG this week sued its former client Fannie Mae, alleging that the giant mortgage funding company deceived it for years, damaging KPMG's reputation and exposing it to the threat of substantial liability.

Both firms have been sued by investors since Fannie Mae was revealed to have overstated profits by billions of dollars. For years, KPMG put its stamp of approval on financial statements that Fannie Mae now acknowledges were flawed.

In court papers filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, KPMG also disclosed that it has become the subject of regulatory inquiries.

The accounting firm says it was relying on Fannie Mae to tell the truth about its finances when KPMG issued clean audit reports year after year "in the absence of further analysis, review procedures, and/or modifications to the financial statements."

"Fannie Mae repeatedly, deliberately, and recklessly provided misleading information to KPMG," the lawsuit says.

The fees KPMG charged Fannie Mae were "significantly lower than the fees that would have been charged had Fannie Mae disclosed all material information," KPMG added in the lawsuit."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/20/AR2007042002024.html?hpid=sec-business>Fannie Mae


Rick Ballard

I notice that the Times continues to sob for terrorists.

Maybeex

Clinton friend Raines (and probably Gorelick) will be in the news again.

Considering Raines barely made the news in the first place....
He was a do-gooder, you know. What he did is very different than other corporate criminals.

clarice

Heh--NOSTLY FOR HIMSELF, but I am sure he did good for the Clintons, too.

Jane

Boy I'd love to see Jamie Gorelik get her commuppance.

Maybeex

Slim- I seem to have lost your train of thought.

As for Natural Born Killers, my husband and I rented it years ago and I fell asleep watching it. It simply wasn't very good, whatever the message. I certainly see nothing unladylike about having produced it, but then I've got a tenous grasp on what ladylike behavior is supposed to be.

clarice

Me, too,Jane.

cathyf

Daddy, in re the Thomas the Tank Engine Movie. I maintain that it is the worst movie ever made. Worse than Plan 9 From Outter Space, even. Utterly without charm or other redeeming factor.

Other Tom

You folks aren't gonna believe this, but in addition to Mickey Kaus and Ted Wells, my section in law school also included Frank Raines. I remember him as extremely bright and a very solid citizen. I believe his father was at the time, or had been, the head of the United Negro College Fund. I never would have guessed that his career would come to this, but I've read quite a bit about the background of the allegations against him, and it looks to me like an uphill battle for him. God, you never know. Good thing I just settled for hardball litigation and expensive booze--any venture into elected or appointed office and I'd have crumbled like a cookie in the face of all the temptations.

Other Tom

I've got no particular beef against Kim Basinger unless--as appears likely--she played a part in the release of the audiotape to the media. If she did, she's not much better than Alec, in my view.

clarice

Heh--So far he's escaped but the ax really must fall soon--for him and Gorelick.

Sara

I just saw this in a blurb:

Meanwhile, Imus has hired powerful attorney Martin Garbus, Business Week magazine reports. A brief sentence yesterday on Garbus’ personal blog noted that he “represents Don Imus in a dispute with CBS” - a sentence later removed from the site.

I hope he sues the crap out of them. Not that I was a big Imus fan, but I don't like the way this whole thing came down.

Maybeex

I think CBS had every right to fire him.

I'm with Jane and Clarice about Gorelick.

Maybeex

As for Plame cancelling her speech(es). This is truly sad news for RichUF. I like to imagine it's because she knows there are representatives of Scooter/Cheney/Armitage/Rove's defense teams at every single one of her speeches, just waiting for her to screw up. She put herself on the edge of trouble with her Congressional testimony, I think.
How inconsiderate she is, though, to continue waiting until the last minute to cancel.

lurker9876

I'm lost on RichUF????

Maybeex

RichUF had planned to go see a Plame speech.

SlimGuy

Clarice

After taking a nap, I read your latest response to me.

Consider me suitably chastened and giving wonderment to myself that I ever stepped that far of my usual path.

I feel so wrong about all that.

And with good reason.

clarice

Quit flaying yourself, Slim. It's just that this is not a dating chatroom and I hope we can keep it that way.
No offense taken and I hope none was given.

SlimGuy

Thank you lady, that is very gracious of you.

Now I have to back up examine my own shortcomings, since I would rather be a participant into open and constructive debate.

Thank you for pointing it out.

clarice

A week after the documents on Ms Riza's comepnsation settlement were released, the Wash Post finally gets around to readingg them and admits in essence Wolfowitz was not hiding a cushy deal for a companion.

"Unfortunately, that thumbnail sketch omits some highly relevant facts. It was Mr. Wolfowitz who, before taking over at the bank, called the potential conflict of interest to the attention of the bank's ethics committee. He asked to be recused from any personnel decisions involving Ms. Riza. The committee agreed that a conflict existed, but it said that could probably be solved only by Ms. Riza leaving the bank, either permanently or on loan to another agency. The committee also told Mr. Wolfowitz that, if she chose to go elsewhere, Ms. Riza should be given a raise because she already had been short-listed for a promotion. So when Mr. Wolfowitz dictated her new terms of employment he was responding in part to the committee's instructions. Further raises were intended to be equal to what she might have earned had she stayed at the bank, responding to the committee's advice that she receive "compensation to offset negative career impact" from her reassignment.

Was the package nonetheless too generous, even by cushy World Bank standards? The executive directors should answer that question. But there's a relevant fact here, too. The ethics panel reviewed the situation again a half-year later, in February 2006, after receiving an anonymous complaint from a bank employee precisely on the issue of excessive pay. Once again it found, "on the basis of a careful review," that the allegations "do not appear to pose ethical issues appropriate for further consideration by the Committee."

What has changed in the intervening 14 months? That would be another question that we hope the review will answer. It's encouraging that the executive directors called for a review of bank procedures and standards, which will presumably range beyond the actions of the president."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/21/AR2007042100961.html>Bank

Cecelia

I'm sorry to hear Alec Baldwin has "anger management" problems.

I had thought his problem was merely that he's a jerk.

Daddy

Cathyf Re: Thomas the Tank Engine movie

"Worse than Plan 9 From Outter Space even. Utterly without charm or other redeeming factor."

I never saw Plan 9 From OUTTER Space, or even Plan 9 From OTTER Space, but Plan 9 From OUTER Space truly stunk, yet still it was better than Thomas the Tank Engine starring Alec Baldwin, especially now upon realizing how vile that sanctimonious pig can be to his own kid. As a normal flawed and mistake prone parent (ain't we all) of 2 young feisty ones, I can certainly understand getting a tad livid now and then, but who the heck among us in their right mind would want to answer a telephone knowing the type of narcissistic viciousness liable to spring out of the immature creep on the other end of the phone line. And if his kid (who I truly do feel sorry for) is unfortunately an A-hole, Gee, wonder where she picked up that behavior?

Daddy

But on the brighter side...

"Now for the last question in this glorious Miss America pageant of 1944...Contestant number 5, Venus Ramey, if crowned Miss America, what do you personally plan to do to help achieve World Peace?"

"Well Gene, or Bert or whatever the heck your name is, if selected I'll continue to carry a loaded firearm, and even when I'm 82 years old in April of 2007, and some dirty thugs are trying to rob me near Cincinnati, I'll prop my snub nose 38 caliber handgun up on my walker and start blasting away at the bastards 'til the cops show up."

"There she is...MISS AMERICA..."

Apologies for not knowing how to link, but her story's at Instapundit, etc.

topsecretk9

Super OT

But DAMAGE, the opening graphics in the Bond Movie Casino Royale are beautifully done. Just a dream. Spidey 2(?) had some amazing opening animated graphics - but Bond movies are usually limited to silhouettes -- the art shop who did this work "preserved" tradition but did an exquisite ever so subtly job ligning it with current look and ingenious use of style and technology.

The movie it self? - my favorite in the last few decades.

topsecretk9

crud

"ever so subtle job aligning "

Cecelia


"...better than Thomas the Tank Engine starring Alec Baldwin, especially now upon realizing how vile that sanctimonious pig can be to his own kid."


The best move Baldwin could make is to claim he was reinacting a scene from Married to the Mob.


PeterUK.

"Trashy People In Love."


I prefer "Trashy people in rut"
,or "Stars on heat"

Daddy,the only was t exorcise the horror of Baldwin's movie is to buy the original illustrated books.You can find them at www.abebooks.com at very reasonable prices

Jane

Morning everyone. I can not tell you how beautiful the weather is here - such a welcome after 12 billion days of winter.

PeterUK.

Good morning Jane,it has been like Summer here for the last two or three weeks,but has settled down to the uniform bright grey of the season.

Jane

I've been over there at this time of year PUK. I'm always so amazed at how late it stays light.

We have bright sun and blue sky and the light is just dancing around my living room. It's great for the mood!

PeterUK.

Jane,
Glad to hear it,our ancestors of course had the sense to stock up for the winter and semi-hibernate.
Time to put "Joy Spring" by Clifford Brown on the music machine.

Jane

Time to put "Joy Spring" by Clifford Brown on the music machine.

Indeed.

Jeff Dobbs

Jane:
such a welcome after 12 billion days of winter.


PUK:
it has been like Summer here for the last two or three weeks


It's global northern hemisphere warming.

I blame Bush.

Jeff Dobbs

Speaking of warming....from the Captain...

Gore To Run For 2008 Nomination

Al Gore has insisted that he has no interest in returning to electoral politics and wants to focus on his media interests and on solutions to global warming. The former Vice President has shown no inclination to run against the wife of his former boss, at least not publicly. However, the London Telegraph reports that Gore has secretly begun to recruit a campaign staff and will challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination

SunnyDay

Beautiful day here too. Blue sky, fluffy white clouds. Azaleas are in full bloom. So are the dogwoods and I even have a curtain of wisteria hanging from the trees along one side of my yard. Truly fitting for a celebration of "Earth Day"

However, my world is not perfect. I must not be overly joyful this beautiful spring day. I see vehicles coated with a thick layer of pollen, grass shot up overnight and needs cutting (ugh), a spider crawled around in my sink last night. Reminders all, that soon my yard will be a swamp, with gnats and mosquitos, insufferable humidity which will force me to run my evil air conditioner.

For these and all the other bad stuff in the world, I must hold someone accountable. There is plenty of blame to go around.

I blame global warming. I blame Bush, the oil companies, Haliburton, Dick Cheney...

We must not get carried away with this "joyful spring" stuff. Life can still be horrible if you will only make the effort to direct your attention away from the beauty of the day and towards the things that depress the spirit rather than lift it.

I'm considering plastic surgery. I must find a way to replace the smiley crinkles on my face with the required pinched, angry facial expression. The sneer costs extra - should I go for it?

For my deep but discombobulated contribution to our global dilemma and to this thread, I apologize.

Oopsie, there's that smile again. ::smack::

PeterUK.

H&R,

"It's global northern hemisphere warming.

I blame Bush. "

So do I!

If there is anyway I can thank him,if he were standing for election,I'd even use one of those super secret offshore voting offsets Karl Rove introduced.

Other Tom

I see that B. Hussein Obama has slipped a bit in a poll matchup with HRC. She leads him 37-20 now. Seems to me that every time he opens his mouth lately he appears less and less presidential.

I heard on Fox News that Biden had blamed the Imus incident on the Republican party, but I haven't seen any details. Anyone know anything?

Other Tom

By the way, I guess there's far more than enough evidence now to add Raines to Demo's list of corrupt officials. The bare allegations seem to suffice...

Jeff Dobbs

Other Tom, for the Biden thing, start with Jane's post at 12:41pm yesterday......

clarice

The weather's great here, too. I hadn't realized it ad been 12 billion days of weatther..who's counting when you're having fun?

OT, Imus AND Katrina and well, just everything..guess he figured it out over the long winter ..Sometimes I wonder what the collective intelligence of Congress is? Do you have to flunk some secret IQ test before you are allowed to run for the Senate or House?

Jeff Dobbs

Huh, well, Imus story...apparently our neigbors across the street have a friend spending the weekend with them...and apparently she is a huge Imus fan...and was devasted by his firing. So, she sent him and email of support -- and has had a running email exchange with him over the past week. Not sure that that's relevant to anything or important, but found it an interesting tidbit.

PeterUK.

Clarice,
The worry about the Bideage of this world is that they will govern the same way as they oppposed.Rather worrying that the world only super power could be rule by Hugo Chavez clones.

Rick Ballard

"I'm considering plastic surgery. I must find a way to replace the smiley crinkles on my face with the required pinched, angry facial expression. The sneer costs extra - should I go for it?"

SD,

Plastic surgery would only be a temporary fix. The look that you describe is the result of a natural condition that can be surgically induced - any competent neurosurgeon should be able to perform a lobotomy. Another benefit of the procedure is that you'll never be afflicted with idle thoughts again.

The downside is that you'll spend a lot of money contributing to Emily's List and probably end up working to elect either Mrs. Clinton or Algore.

Jeff Dobbs

PUK:
Hugo Chavez clones

That reminds me. Cindy Sheehan was in town here yesterday. I went to jr's soccer game rather than the counter protest.

Here are some pics from the Gathering of Eagles folks that did counter protest...

PeterUK.

Mr Ballard,
Please do not forget the pharmaceutical option.

Jeff Dobbs

This isn't me. I would never do that in front of the children...

PeterUK.

H&R
Thanks,Cindy Sheehan,I'd rather not celebrate Earth Day with a soil sandwich.

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