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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Who was that masked man?

From The Smoking Gun:


Marking "Naked Zorro"
Cops release sketch of Pennsylvania's "lewd blade"

JUNE 16--Vexed by a nude, masked pervert who has recently accosted women in two Pennsylvania counties, cops have just released this composite sketch of the suspect, hoping that members of the public will help them apprehend the weirdo dubbed "Naked Zorro." According to cops, the perp first approached women last month and made lewd comments and touched himself before running off. He is described as about 25-30 years old, between 5' 9" and 6' tall, and with a thin build and curly blonde hair. No description of his sword was given.

Oy, Canada!


According to the article, these guys are the hottest gay strippers ever--the "Backstreet Boys of the gay entertainment world". And Canada isn't letting them into the country to perform at Toronto's Gay Pride week.

I'm sure that they are very talented.

I'm certain that justice will be done.

I 'm confident that somewhere, a church congregation is planning ways to demonstrate against the whole thing.

But for the love of decency, is there anything else that the media could be covering right now, than this story?

Did people stop dying in Africa yet? Or Asia? Did the troops come home from Iraq? Have we fixed global warming? Did OJ find Nicole's real killer? Cure for AIDS? Impeach Bush?

Snap out of it.

And cut the Tom Cruise shit while you're at it.

~~end o' rant~~

This is wrong on soooooo many levels!

Your Amazing Yoda Sex Line


"Early must I rise. Leave now you must!"

Try it out for yourself here.

I'm sorry. The master himself said that there was no try. You know what I mean.

Have fun!


Jeb wants an investigation?

We only had a few minutes of "nah-nah-nah-nah" time with Frist before the autopsy came out. Now, the Jeb-ster wants to vilify Michael Schiavo again! If there was wrong-doing done, then of course he should be punished Jeb. I'm right there with you. Evil people are evil, and belong behind evil bars!

Justice is a funny thing, though. There are many mysteries that remain unsolved. Some even older, and more personal to your family than this one.

Remember Michael Douglas? No, not the coke-head sex fiend actor. The one mowed down by a young Laura Welch, later to become the beloved, quip-packin' first lady.

It has been 42 years since the man was killed. Isn't justice due in this case too, Jeb? Or should the nasty questions and innuendo continue to swirl around? Was she a jealous teen? A psychotic murderer? Careless drunk? Or just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

So here's the deal. You can investigate Schiavo all you want, the very minute after the Douglas case is reviewed and Laura Bush is completely exonerated.

Otherwise, back off! Let the man grieve, and get on with his life. Don't you have a campaign to mount---or is this the beginning...? Sneaky bastard, you. Do you really think that round two of the religious wars will be won by you? Terri's tube was pulled, Delay is still being investigated, Frist looks (more) like an ass, and the whole affair killed the Pope.

Continue at your own risk, buddy.

Friday, June 17, 2005

quiet night

It has been a whopper of a week in the Funcentral playhouse, kids. Me getting veeeeeeeery sleeeeepy. All shopping and no rest make Andy a tired boy.

Mom decided to stay with us for an extra week. It's nice that she feels at home here, and that her and Syl get along. It means a lot to me to see them together and enjoy themselves. There's no reason why they wouldn't, I suppose. I guess I'm always waiting for the "inevitable" Mom-in-law/daughter-in-law animosity to pop up. Instead, they team up and tease me. Non-stop for two weeks. The whole "taking time to blog thing" seems to bug them both. But they looooooove my cooking.

I went back to work after a week off, and while I could fill a page or nine about the events which took place, professionalism prevents me from doing so. Needless to say, I'm glad that it is Friday.

I miss our dog. She had a way of turning the crappiest days into diamonds.

Springsteen's coming to town! Although it seems that we'll be seeing him in TO instead, thanks to Sister. Sister needs to blog, too. Bad. I keep telling her how theraputic it is.

We should plan another poker night soon. Any takers from last time still reading?

The book meme from a few nights ago sure did make the rounds. Paul Wells, Branford Marsalis and Adrienne Clarkson all did it too. Poor saps.

I'm gonna crash soon, and come back early tomorrow to resume the power-blogging.

Ciao, kiddo-s!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

"Thin-skin-itis" claims yet another Republican!

Spreading like SARS in a Hong Kong tenement building, thin-skin-itis strikes again. The disease, normally found in republicans after a democrat tells the truth, has been rampant in Washington during the last five years.

Today, White House Press Secretary Scott "I'm not a big fat girl" McClellan fell victim, in response to Senator Dick Durbin's recent slag against Gitmo. Rather than dispute the facts, thin-skin-itis sufferers feel compelled to disparage the speakers of truth. Note how developed the disease is in poor Scott--when they start deflecting comments onto the poor troops, you know that the end is near.

Said McClellan: "I think the senator's remarks are reprehensible. It's a real disservice to our men and women in uniform who adhere to high standards and
uphold our values and our laws."
High standards, Scott?

In your boss' own words, it is time to raise the pie higher.

I suggest the following remedy to the problem: no more comparisons. If something runs against human rights law, or the Geneva Convention, or even common decency, just say so. No more Nazi comparisons or Soviet Russia comparisons. Just say it. Don't mince words. Don't add flourish, or emotion. Then, move on. No stopping to say sorry. You're just stating a fact. For example:
  • Bush and Cheney should be impeached
  • the prison at Guantanimo Bay violates all international law
  • SpongeBob is gay--you got us on that one!
  • the inmates at Gitmo should be freed
  • Halliburton isn't fooling anyone
  • the invasion of Iraq was wrong
  • send the troops home
  • Hillary Clinton isn't a lesbian; the reason that she won't have sex with you is 'cuz you're just too ugly, and she has standards
  • Tucker, the bowties make you look as ridiculous as you sound

Read the Memo. Sign the petition.


Blogger's Block--time for another game!!!

What Country Are You?



I'm Mexico!

While some people think I'm poor and maybe a little corrupt, I
know where it's at, enjoying good food and nice beaches. I like to take things a
little slower than those around me, and I really wish the air were cleaner, but sometimes compromises must be made. For some reason, Chevrolet keeps trying to sell me Novas as well, even though they don't really go.
Take
the Country Quiz at the Blue Pyramid


"a dark time for the Rebellion"

I was only kidding about the whole repealing the 22nd amendment, but I guess someone took it seriously.


So now, from Prison Planet comes news that Congress wants little Georgie McFuckwad as the perma-prez.

To put the plan in a more historical-yet-ghastly perspective, a link is kindly provided to the Enabling Act. Surely, it is just a co-winky-dink that the Nazis had so many ideas shared by the Abomination. (rampant nationalism, perpetual fear-mongering, manipulation of the media, expansionism) (sings "My Favorite Things")

The good folks at We Move To Canada have a head start on all of those who want to escape the claws of King George The Lesser, but it isn't too late yet. We need scientists and doctors and rock stars and pornographers--so come on up!

Star Wars Humour Is Forever

From I AM (also) CANADIAN:
You Might Be A Redneck Jedi If . . .
-You ever heard the phrase, "May the force be with y'all."
-You call Yoda your Li'l green buddy.
-You can find no grammatical errors in the way Yoda talks.
-Your master ever said "My finger you will pull..hmmm?"
-You can easily describe the taste of an Ewok.
-You have a cousin who bears a strong resemblance to Chewbacca.
-That "disturbance in the Force" was just last night's baked beans.
-You call your young apprentice, "Juner.(JR.)"
-Your landspeeder has a gun rack.
-You have ever used a lightsaber to light the barbecue grill.
-You use Jawas for drink holders.
-You fight with a lightsaber in one hand and a spit cup in the other.
-Your Jedi robe is camouflage colored.
-At least one wing of your X-Wing is primer colored.
-You have ever used the Force in conjunction with fishing / bowling.
-Your father has ever said to you, "Shoot, son, come on over t' the dark side...it'll be a hoot."
-You jump-start your lightsaber off a car battery.
-You got your lightsaber by sending in 750 Skoal Lids.
-You count B.O. as a Jedi power.
-You have ever used a lightsaber to skin a deer.
-You have bantha horns on the front of your landspeeder.
-You have ever had an X-wing up on blocks in your yard.
-The worst part of spending time on Dagoba is the dadgum skeeters.
-Wookies are offended by your B.O.
-You have ever used a light-sabre to clean fish.
-You’ve got a stuffed womp rat from Begger's Canyon on your mantle.
-You’ve used a storm trooper helmet as a spitoon.
-You have ever used baling wire and/or duct tape to make repairs on your landspeeder.
-You feel that duct tape is like the force: it has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.
-You suggested that they outfit the Millennium Falcon with a redwood deck.
-You use your lightsaber as a bug zapper.
-You think that Stormtroopers are just KKK members with really good sheets.
-You have ever used the force to get yourself another beer so you didn't have to wait for a commercial.
-You hear . . . "Luke, I am your father . . . and your uncle!"

Well done,

andy

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Fuzzy Math--pt. 2


Read the memo, sign the petition.

Janey Got a Gun and other stuff

Senator Nutbar Kenny thinks guns will fix everything.


The war on cross-border shopping will shoot first, and maybe ask questions later--if they feel like it.
"If someone is nervous about smuggling a sweater across the border, they're showing the same signs as someone trying to smuggle a bomb," he said.
Senator Rambo took over 200 pages and a shit-load of taxpayers' money to come up with the notion of armed border police, hardly a rarity throughout the world.

But the Bloc wants $5 million back from the Liberals.

In other news, Stephen Harper wants to be your barbecue bitch!
MPs say it'll give constituents a chance to see the Leader in a more casual setting, where he's more apt to crack jokes than on Parliament Hill.
Like, "What did one gay-marriage loving Liberal say to another gay-marriage loving Liberal?" "I love gays more than you do, and I can waste taxpayer money faster than you can. I'm a sexy, godless, American-phobic Liberal. The Queen sucks off the Pope!" Bwaaaaaaaaah!

Geek-gamers in mourning: The D & D art guru finally ran out of healing spells.

Only a day after Unka Dick told us that Gitmo was here to stay, all of a sudden, things don't look so stable. Even Arlen Specter has a problem with it!

What to do?

What to do? Sign the damned petition already, why don't you.

Cost of Gay Marriage? $4.6 Billion, and all of the political capital you had left. Which--by the way Steve-O--wasn't that much!

I really hate the rain. The lawn digs it though. And I'll still do anything for good grass.

Kisses, ad infinitum!

Another fine choice for God's Own Party!

Moses' own nephew, Judge Roy Moore, wants to be Alabama governor.

When will the insanity stop?

Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Taliban: Osama alive, well --just not behind bars

Granted, we haven't been searching for him for nearly as long as we've searched for Nicole Simpson's real killer, Waldo, Amelia Earheart or an Oscar-worthy role for Tom Cruise. My point is that the "war" in Afghanistan was not won, per se--and the once-identifiable goal of finding Bin Laden has been forgotten.

Beavis and Butthead Go To Heaven

Heh-heh-heh.

Two airline pilots joked and laughed as they flew an empty commercial jet to its limits, switched seats in mid-air and ignored automated warnings before crashing into a residential area, a cockpit voice recorder has revealed.
This is what happens when the "not a toy" concept is not fully explained to adult males. The Darwin Awards must love this kind of crap.

How tragic.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"Who's A Journalist?"

Gaaaaaaaaak!
A new U.S. poll reveals that 40 per cent of Americans think Fox News Channel personality Bill O'Reilly is a journalist, compared to 30 per cent who think Bob Woodward is a journalist.
What is wrong with Americans, or at least the poll-taking 40%? Atrios and Wonkette are 10 times the journalist that Shrill Bill is.

In related news, guess who's still a racist? Thanks to AMERICAblog!!!
  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  • Robert Bennett (R-UT)
  • Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  • Kent Conrad (D-ND)
  • John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Michael Crapo (R-ID)
  • Michael Enzi (R-WY)
  • Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • Judd Gregg (R-NH)
  • Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • Trent Lott (R-MS)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL)
  • John Sununu (R-NH)
  • Craig Thomas (R-WY)
  • George Voinovich (R-OH)

Photo Caption Contest, #4--Special "You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth?"edition


Go ahead, give it a whirl. You know you want to!

More Fun In the New World





You Are 22 Years Old



22





Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.


'Nuff said.
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Cool Idea: Maybe we could have the Jacko jury empanelled to eventually hear all legal cases. That way, when the Bush Administration is finally charged with all of the murder and lies and treason it has committed, everyone can walk away! Yay!
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Is it possible that Tyson was more fun when he didn't get it?
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At long last, hope for Bush and zombies everywhere!!!
~~~~~
Duceppe chooses Canada over Quebec. The sound you hear is Rene Levesque spinning wildly to find a lighter.
~~~~~
Maybe Joe Simpson just needs to blog more--it really is the new kickboxing!
~~~~~
"I can see the Light!" Bring the boys back home, then make the bastards who sent them pay!
~~~~~
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Geez, and they want to cure this thing?
~~~~~
Whoa--they have racists in Alberta?!?
~~~~~
Screw Downing Street--Sesame Street is the real enemy!
~~~~~
Lastly, a challenge to fellow bloggers --how many Downing Street Memo links can you put into your posts today?

Monday, June 13, 2005

CDW: Scott Young a.k.a. Neil's Dad

Canadian journalist and author Scott Young has died at the age of 87.
The inspiration for the song, "Old Man", among other accomplishments:
Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
Twenty four and there's so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.
Love lost, such a cost,
Give me things that don't get lost.
Like a coin that won't get tossed
Rolling home to you.
Old man take a look at my life
I'm a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that's true.
Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around the same old town.
Doesn't mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.
I've been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I'm all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.
Old man take a look at my life
I'm a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that's true.
Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I'm a lot like you were.

CDW - Destiny's Child


Holy non-story, Batman! Hey, do yourself a favour--read the Downing Street Memo, then take action!!!

Jackson Vs. The Memo

Matt Good has a great post about the stunning-yet-not-very disparity between the media coverage of the Jackson trial and the Downing Street Memo.
Did a famous musician commit a crime? Everyone wants to know. Did the President of the United States commit a crime? No one much cares. Except, perhaps, the people of Iraq and the tens of thousands of innocent civilians killed because of the Anglo-American invasion of the country.
When did the whole point of the Memo change, from the fact that almost a year before the invasion began the US administration was salivating for war, to a lack of an exit strategy?

Of course, we will have to ride out the latest news cycle, AKA the circus known as Michael Jackson. Currently, no news outlet is talking DSM.

I'm not going to debate the finer points of the Jackson trial. I could care less, and I'm a professed gossip whore!!! But one thing I would like to ask--was there really more of a case against Scott Peterson, than with Jackson, Robert Blake or OJ Simpson? Death (non-celebrity) vs. three (celebrity) acquittals.

Other Katie Update: Does Cruise get a toaster for this one?

After being together (ostensibly) for approximately six weeks, Katie Holmes is being converted to the Church of Scientology, joining "boyfriend" Tom Cruise.

If we all look away from them, do you suppose they would both just collapse from indifference?

Little Katie Update

I just saw this update, even though it is a few days old. It turns out that Katie is no longe in remission, so her parents dropped the whole fight.

However, this does not really impact on the whole parental rights issue, does it? Both sides thought that she was in remission at the time.

Aww, Christ!

I really didn't have a clue what to write about this morning, however a quick glance at the Globe's site fixed that. Just in case you thought that Canada was somehow safe from the political warfare going on down South, this article pretty much puts an end to that.

It turns out that this Rev. Tristan Emmanuel has taken it upon himself to be Christ's personal representative in Canada (Celine's gone all Vegas, don't ya know!), going from church to church riling up the congregations in opposition to the God-less Liberals.

What could possibly have prompted him to blur the line between religion and politics? Not provincial transfer payments. The rising price of university tuition? No. Canada's role in NATO? Nope. It isn't even mad cow disease, and the effects it has had on our beef industry--golden calf aside. Don't you know, he's a little miffed about the gays getting married!


With just bare-bones notes in front of him, he speaks in perfect paragraphs, weaves in sophisticated theology, philosophy and history, effortlessly building an impeccable argument. His topic is the familiar New Testament story of Jesus explaining what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God. Pointing to Caesar's image on a coin, Jesus reputedly says: "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's."..."Does marriage belong to Caesar? " he asks. "Does it have his image? "
Aside from the potential error in comparisons here, let us take a closer look into his argument. Clearly he wants us to believe that marriage is the domain of God alone. Fine, except I recall paying (coin!!!) for a provincial marriage license (coin), and married in the laws of Ontario. For all of its holy linkage, it sure did cost a lot. Perhaps marriage is one of those trans-institutional things, and not the domain of church nor state, exclusively. For arguments' sake.

So why all the hubbub, bub?


And then he gets to the meat of his message: why does Jesus command Christians to be politically engaged?Because, he says, it is an act of worship. Because Christians who allow the state -- Caesar -- to exert authority beyond its jurisdiction do not render unto God what is God's, and thus do not worship God in the totality of their beings.
Ahh, okay. But doesn't that notion work in reverse, too? According to the Canadian Charity rules, buddy just violated his charitable charter, and those of every church he speaks in. Good-bye tax-free existence!

Of course he is only looking at the issue from the position of the Bible. From a Human Rights standpoint, he's lost it. So it never comes nto play. Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms clearly expresses the equality off all Canadian citizens. So, going back to the Render unto Caesar notion for a moment--suck it Tristan!

If that is really your name...

Asked if Emmanuel -- it means "God with us" -- is his birth name, he replies: "That's an area I don't want to get into."
Err--okay then, Mr. International Man of Mystery. We're supposed to listen to you now? Have you heard of credibility? You've run for office (failed) twice, you may or may not have another identity, and your corralling people in to voting for the political candidate most likely to contravene the Charter.

Anyway, I gotta run--back to work today. Read the rest of the article, and feel free to leave comments.

Have a good/cool one!

andy

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Why Lawrence Ferlinghetti is cooler than I ever will be

Because he helped give voice to the Beat Generation. Because he hasn't shut up since then.
Because of things like this:

I Am Waiting
I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
for a rebirth of wonder
and I am waiting for someone
to really discover America
and wail
and I am waiting
for the discovery
Of a new symbolic western frontier
and I am waiting
for the American Eagle
to really spread its wings
and straighten up and fly right
and I am waiting for the Age of Anxiety
to drop dead
and I am waiting
for the war to be fought
which will make the world safe
for anarchy
and I am waiting for the final withering away
of all governments
and I am perpetually awaiting
a rebirth of wonder

I am waiting for the second coming
And I am waiting
For a religious revival
To sweep thru the state of Arizona
And I am waiting
For the grapes of wrath to stored
And I am waiting
For them to prove
That God is really American
And I am waiting
To see God on television
Piped into church altars
If they can find
The right channel
To tune it in on
And I am waiting
for the last supper to be served again
and a strange new appetizer
and I am perpetually awaiting
a rebirth of wonder

I am waiting for my number to be called
and I am waiting
for the Salvation Army to take over
and I am waiting
for the meek to be blessed
and inherit the earth
without taxes
and I am waiting
for forests and animals
to reclaim the earth as theirs
and I am waiting
for a way to be devised
to destroy all nationalisms
without killing anybody
and I am waiting
for linnets and planets to fall like rain
and I am waiting for lovers and weepers
to lie down together again
in a new rebirth of wonder

I am waiting for the great divide to be crossed
and I anxiously waiting
For the secret of eternal life to be discovered
By an obscure practitioner
and I am waiting
for the storms of life
to be over
and I am waiting to set sail for happiness
and I am waiting
for a reconstructed Mayflower
to reach America
with its picture story and TV rights
sold in advance to the natives
and I am waiting
for the lost music to sound again
in the Lost Continent
in a new rebirth of wonder

I am waiting for the day
that maketh all things clear
and I am waiting for retribution
for what America did to Tom Sawyer
and I am waiting
for the American Boy
to take off Beauty's clothes
and get on top of her
and I am waiting
for Alice in Wonderland
to retransmit to me
her total dream of innocence
and I am waiting
for Childe Roland to come
to the final darkest tower
and I am waiting for Aphrodite
to grow live arms
at a final disarmament conference
in a new rebirth of wonder
I am waiting
to get some intimations
of immortality
by recollecting my early childhood
and I am waiting
for the green mornings to come again
for some strains of unpremeditated art
to shake my typewriter
and I am waiting to write
the great indelible poem
and I am waiting
for the last long rapture
and I am perpetually waiting
for the fleeting lovers on the Grecian Urn
to catch each other at last
and embrace
and I am awaiting
perpetually and forever
a renaissance of wonder

Good night, kiddies!

Health Care Thoughts

A few people have posted contrary views to mine, regarding last week's Supreme Court ruling about private medical insurance in Quebec. They have down-played the overall impact of the decision to the rest of Canada. Why then, would the president of the Canadian Medical Association chime in on the decision? He isn't just talking about Quebec here!
"Private health care is not some bogeyman to be trotted out during an election campaign. We need a real debate on the role it has played, the role it continues to play and will play in our system to advance the health of all Canadians."
I'm the first to admit to having an over-active imagination, bordering on paranoid conspiracy theories, but it doesn't take a loon to see how this decision could affect the other provinces. Their transfer payments aren't increasing enough with inflation. OPSEU workers just received a settlement offer. Costs are going up, and the courts just said that pay-as-you-go isn't a bad idea. You do the damn math on the next moves.

"Maybe his mother loved him, but I've never met anybody who does"

What the hell kind of thing is that to say? Cheney has to be the most...who's kidding who???--he's totally representative of the rest of the Repugs. This interview has to show the Dems that Dean is on the right track--any time that Cheney gets carted out of his crypt, it is because someone scored a direct hit.

the funny papers


What I said, only better!

Via Bartcop, again--comes a scolding to the Democrats sorely needed--essentially, let Dean do his job, and make Joe Biden shut the fuck up:

Let Dean Be Mean
Leading Democrats, including John Edwards, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Dianne Feinstein, have felt it necessary in the last week to distance themselves from Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean. True, Dean has spoken bluntly, as is his wont, about Republicans, particularly the Republican party leadership. One wonders though where these upright Democrats find the time and energy to publicly criticize one of their own during such trying times.Further evidence, as if any more was needed, has emerged establishing that the war in Iraq was sold under false pretenses, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean. A major news magazine has been discredited to divert attention from confirmed instances of Koran desecration in Guantanamo Bay prison, but Democrats are
speaking out against Dean.Bush has nominated for our new U.N. Ambassador an individual who virulently opposes the very existence of the United Nations, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.Osama bin Laden is still at large, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.Ideologically extreme judicial nominees are being rammed through the Senate on the heels of a "compromise" meant to prevent Republicans from dismantling the rule of law in the legislative branch, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.Social Security is in grave danger even while major corporations are pushing the burden of worker pensions and health care onto taxpayers, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.Global warming is being ignored, evolution is being attacked, and embryonic stem cell research is being banned, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.The mainstream media has surrendered investigative journalism and integrity for tabloid reporting and the illusion of balance, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.The nation struggles under crushing gas prices thanks to an ineffective energy policy designed by the very oil, coal, and natural gas companies it enriches, but Democrats are speaking out
against Dean.Republicans are successfully conducting class warfare through the tax code, providing ludicrous cuts to the most wealthy Americans at the expense of the lower and middle class, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.Liars, crooks, and worse run amok in our government, but Democrats are speaking out against Dean.Get your priorities straight, people. Stop pretending that there's a middle in U.S. politics anymore. The foxes are running the henhouse, yet you can't find anything more constructive to do than attack one of your own. If you're not willing to help our country out of this insanity, at least try not to destroy those courageous enough to try.

amen!!! Let Dean be Dean. You hired him for a reason. No one else during the primaries got people riled up. No one else fought back. Remember the Repug/CNN backlash at the "crazy, nutso Dean" footage. They were happy to give him airplay.

fornication a la arbusto!

No one does it up better than the folks at Fuck George, geneology-style!

If you are so inspired, there is always the option of wearing your opinion on a t-shirt:

There seems to be a pattern, here.

Wanna chat? Don't feel lonely!

More shopping here!

Still feel like you're the only one who feels this way? Check this site out. Or this one. Or this one. This one's good. Hey, try out this one for size!

There's always Canadian media to consider. Hey Cheney, go fuck yourself, too!

Even kitty-cats are doing it.

It's Too Darn Hot!


This should finally put an end to those pesky "Does Canada get summer?" questions. We were at a family BBQ yesterday, without air conditioning. I didn't melt--I evaporated. My frozen Rocky Road Pie was a hit--perhaps just because it was frozen. The recipe is yours for the asking, just send me a request by comment or e-mail!

The G-8 finally get it right. Any plan that Paul Wolfowitz likes has got to be a good one, right? (SHUDDER) Now, can we maybe extend the same courtesy to individuals?

The big three American newspapers hesitate to mention the Downing Street Memo on the front page today. Gee, it must be too much to ask for them to FUCKING INVESTIGATE THE STORY! In other Iraq news--everyone is getting hitched since Saddam was vanquished. War is such a turn-on. The always amazing Robster has more on this story, as well as a link to the petition.

The Patriot Act hearings went a tad sour on Friday. Kudos to those Dems who kept it going. Anyone else think that maybe priorities are a bit skewed when the Steroid hearings went so smoothly in comparison?

Ottawa City Council's collective head finally removed from own rectum. It only took oil to run at $50 plus a barrel for 9 months before this issue was revisited. Way to go, gang. I feel like running next year, out of spite. I don't stand a chance--I hate kissing up and I don't care for kissing babies.

Dr. Spooge-a-lot goes to jail. Finally, it is safe again to go to back to the dentist. (Insert oral hygiene joke at your own risk.)

It doesn't look like Gilles Duceppe will be changing jobs any time soon, but stranger things have happened in short periods of time.

From Matthew Good's web site, a link to a BBC story on Pope BeNazi's solution to fight the spread of AIDS in Africa.

Just in case the Grewal fiasco has been too convoluted for you to follow, I highly recommend the excellent Buckets of Grewal, as both a backgrounder and source for updates on the never-ending non-drama. For some lighter views of the whole non-issue, I recommend these tidbits from Section 15's site.

Geez, was Syd too busy?

It turns out that my good friend Ian was right--cats is evil!

Finally,

Will the big Porno dinner on Tuesday be enough to finally dog those rumours about Georgie and Jeff Gannon?

Stay cool, every one!

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