Friday, December 30, 2005


See You In 2006!

Just got home from the last of the family celebrations. Phew!

So, Happy New Year to you all. Be safe and I'll see you in 2006 as we begin the year of the Democrat!


Wednesday, December 28, 2005



Now, you don't suppose he's changed his mind over the years, do you?

It's going to be fun watching all those Republicans who screamed for impeachment when it was Clinton's ass on the line as they try to defend Georgieboy now that he's under the microscope. Hypocrisy's a real bitch, isn't it?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005



According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Bush bypassed the FISA court because they were making him follow the rules.

So instead of following the rules and doing things the legal way, Bush chose to hold his breath, stomp his feet, and declare himself above the law.

So why would Bush decide that he couldn't follow the rules? Eugene Robinson pretty much nails it:

There is no trust. It's all about paranoia. I seem to recall another Republican who was brought down by his paranoia..... I wonder how that worked out?

Friday, December 23, 2005



I should begin by apologizing for my inadequate posting of late. Not just inadequate in quantity (this is only the second time this week), but in quality as well. It's definitely not from a lack of material, I can assure you. Unfortunately, I seem to be suffering from writer's block. With all of the things to be writing about this week, I find myself sitting at the computer night after night with good intentions but nothing more than a handful of disconnected observations and snarky comments.

So as I attempt to work through this, here's a few links to some of the stories I had hoped to write about this week.

I'm hoping a little holiday cheer will clear my head and get me back on track. If not, maybe a few rum & cokes will do the trick. Either way, I'll be back next week. Monday is the kissfans' anniversary so I'll probably see you all on Tuesday. Until then Happy Holidays. I hope everyone has a peaceful, joyful, and relaxing holiday season. I am truly grateful for those of you who visit here regularly. You help keep me sane. Thank you.

Monday, December 19, 2005


I'm Sorry, Did He Say...


And the beat goes on:

Is the noose finally tightening around Georgieboy's neck? Is the facade beginning to crumble? We can only hope.

Friday, December 16, 2005


As If We Needed More Proof

that the Bush administration is untrustworthy, the NYTimes claims that the administration has been spying on us. I can't even begin to form the words that could possibly express the outrage I have over this. So I'm going to let Hilzoy do it for me.

Read the whole thing. He does a good job of explaining just exactly why this is illegal.

Have a good weekend, everybody. I'm off to do the family thing for a couple of days. I'll see you all on Monday!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


The Holiday Kerfluffle

On Tuesday, wanda posted her opinion on a wide variety of things including what has been dubbed the "war on Christmas." While I agree whole-heartedly with wanda's view of the situation, I also believe that there is a much larger issue at play. That issue is autotheism.

For starters, I'd just like to say that there is NO war on Christmas. Are there people opposed to Christmas? I'm sure there are, but not in the numbers that Bill O'Reilly would like us to believe. What we're seeing instead is a theologically-based war on inclusiveness. Last Sunday, a member of my wife's Sunday School class remarked that he was offended when people wished him Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. His reason for taking offense? "Because it's Christmas." Apparently he's forgotten that it's also the season for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the lesser understood Boxing Day. However, this seems to be the root cause of the fight: the self-absorbing need to hear Merry Christmas. It's all about me, me, me. Which as I understand it, was not the mantra of Christ, himself. But I digress.

Last night as I watched the evening news with Brian Williams, I was told that a recent poll found that Americans prefer to hear the phrase "Merry Christmas" as opposed to "Happy Holidays" by about 20%. But once again, this measures what people want to hear. Considering that Christianity is the predominant faith among most Americans who claim a religion, that's really not surprising. But does that mean that it's okay to exclude the other Americans who aren't of the Christian faith? What's next? Excluding others because the country is predominantly caucasian? What about excluding those who are less educated than the majority? Or how about those that don't speak English? Including people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds is what makes America the great place that it is. Excluding any portion of the population, no matter how small, because of their faith is unacceptable. I don't care if your Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Aetheist...whatever. It's discriminatory and decidedly un-American.

And what about what those other Americans want to hear? Those of the Jewish faith would probably prefer to hear Happy Hanukkah, wouldn't you think? Shouldn't they have the right to hear what they want, as well? Maybe the country should start a religion ID card that could be shown upon entering a department store. That way, greeters would know what to say. Or, better yet, all people of the Jewish faith could wear some sort of symbol on their clothing identifying them as Jews. Oh wait, that's been done. We don't want to go down that path.

So if department stores want to be all inclusive and wish their customers a Happy Holidays, I say "good for them." It's the American way to be inclusive. It's why we were once called the "melting pot." Besides, exclusionary tactics are for lesser countries than us.

Happy Holidays, everyone.

Monday, December 12, 2005


In His Own Words

In recent days, Georgieboy has been traveling the country smearing lipstick on the pig that is Iraq. We're told that the economy is booming and the democracy is flowering. But it was back in 2002 when George W. Bush first began speaking about Iraq and it was on October 5, 2002, in his radio address and on October 7, 2002, during a speech in Cincinnati, Ohio, when he began to outline the case for war. Oh, how times have changed.

With all of the recent talk about democracy in the Middle East, one might lose sight of what this war was supposed to be about. So that we don't lose sight of what our mission was, I'm offering Bush's speech from October 7, 2002, in its entirety.

Eight days later, Bush signed the Iraq resolution, saying the following:

Never once in either instance did he mention anything about a democratic Iraq. From Bush's own words, we see that this war was about WMD. Knowing that there were none and that we were, in fact, completely wrong, isn't it time to finally end this charade and bring our troops back home?

Monday, December 05, 2005


Not So Fast, George

While Georgieboy raves about the progressof the Iraqi troops, he's attracted a rather unusual critic.

Aw, George. When are you going to quit lying? Didn't your Mama ever tell you that lying is bad? If you keep this up Santa isn't going to visit your house this year.

(It's finals week for me, so posting might be a little spotty this week.)

Friday, December 02, 2005


Dueling Conclusions

This is actually kind of funny.

According to the director of national intelligence, John Negroponte:

Now, according to the 9/11 panel:

Gee...who to believe? A Bush administration crony or a bipartisan commision? Hmmm... I'm going to have to think that one over this weekend. It's a tough decision.

By the way, it's now been one full day and I have yet to receive a response from Michelle Malkin to the letter I wrote her yesterday. I'm sure she must be very busy and will get back to me as soon as possible.

Have a gret weekend, everybody. I'll be at the Rams/Redskins game on Sunday, so look for me on television. I'll be the guy in the Rams shirt.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


A Double Standard?

My e-mail to Michelle Malkin:

(If you haven't read yesterday's post, it would be helpful in understanding this letter.)

If you would like, you can also e-mail Ms. Malkin here.

Needless to say, I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for a response.

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