November 2006

Keith Olbermann, surprisingly but blessedly, the Edwin R. Murrow of our times.

On Free Speech, on which I’m a bit of an absolutist

When I’m drunk, I like Newt.  But this is the stuff that makes me remember no matter how drunk I am, at heart Newt is a complete friggin’ moron. 

It is SO typical and symptomatic of the fake alpha-dog personality to behave like this.  While Dubya’s daughters cavort in South America to the point they are asked to leave, W. gets snotty with a guy who actually has a child who has lost some friends and comrades in Dubya’s weird war in Iraq.  Oedipal?  Anti-Clinton?  Messianic?  You make the call.  It doesn’t matter at this point.  People are dying and even tortured by the dozen.

And George Will, a person I respected until today, spins and lies about it for some reason only known to him.  Shameful and embarrassing, and reason number 50-zillion to read your pundits with a grain of salt.

I like this Webb guy, even though he’s ostensibly way right of me.  I wish he had bitch-slapped the POTUS like he wanted to, since it would have been such great TV, and because so many of us (I’ll bet Dad, too.) think he deserves it.  God knows if someone spoke to me like that while I had a child in harms way for this person’s fake war, punching him in the face would’ve seemed like small potatoes, and totally worth it compared to the ripping our George Will’s would’ve given me.

Thanks, Jim Webb, Senator-elect from VA.

We have fallen a long way, and it will take decades to get up.  Live with it.  And vote accordingly.

The endless drivel about how it wasn’t George W. Bush’s fault.  No, not the oncoming economic meltdown in the face of budgets that fake the Iraq War cost, roughly $8,000,000,000 a month; nor the staggering loss of prestige and pure political power we’ve lost in the world since this moron fell to the top; nor the divisive wedges he’s put between us normal Americans, who mostly just want to be left the fuck alone.

The mainstream media will enable this charade, and enough of the masses, who are asses, will buy it, and nobody will read deeper, like in this post here.

Jesus, please take these morons from my wonderful planet.  The rest of us will be all right.

Not on W’s watch, anyway.  He said it again today.  What “task” is that, exactly?  Ridding Iraq of Saddam?  Check.  WMD.  Check, and that was an easy one!  Spell it out for me, Dubya, as I am one of the unwashed masses who just doesn’t understand like you do.

Of course, he’s lied often, early, and recently.  “Rummy has a no-cut contract through Jan. 09!”  But I don’t think he can manage admitting failure in Iraq, because he’s now concerned about the ol’ legacy.  He and his dwindling band of supporters are just going to figure out a way to blame the Dems for the nightmare that is the Bush II Presidency.

One wonders what kind of situations Daddy will have to bail him out of when Dubya is just a private citizen again.  How embarrassing to have that done for you your entire life.  It must kill both W. and H.W.

Barbara just defends Jr.  He’s her son.  The mean one.  I would’ve paid thousands to be a fly on the wall of the Bush family Thanksgiving.

Anyway, Attaturk weighs in most coherently on the same subject, here.

Tentatively titled, “Institute For Democracy,” or some other such shit.

I think it is high time we had a contest for naming a George W. Bush “think tank.”  I haven’t put the full weight of my tiny brain to it yet, but ideas come to mind in fuzzy clouds of horror at the very concept:

“The George W. Bush Institute Of How Not to Govern.”

“The W. Institute of Discredited Thinkers.”

“The George W. Bush Institute of Failed Presidencies.”

My personal favorite so far:  “Irony Is Dead.  A GWB Think Tank.”

C’mon, give me some better ones.

…this time on the subject of Midnight Basketball.  I know, it seems like trivia, but midnight basketball isn’t the point.  The point is that the mainstream media has so much control over the discussion points in this country, and the spin that goes with them, they may as well be explicitly endorsing a candidate.

But no, they’re too smart for that.  They do it very quietly and subtly.  The Howler does not let them get away with it.  And kudos to Bob for pointing out the Democratic weak-shit complicity in the process he is objectively revealing.

Bush Plans Week of High-Stakes Diplomacy.”

Wouldn’t it be funny and appropriate for the other world leaders to tell Jr., “What difference do you make?  You got us into this shitstorm, and listening to you about how to get us out is the same as listening to Dr. Suess, only he’s smarter.”

Decades of decay, thanks to those Bush voters, version two.

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