Friday, September 29, 2006

Today the Constitution Died.

They simply handed Bushit everything he wanted on a silver platter.
He can torture, legally.
He can warrantless-wiretap to his evil heart's content.
We are officially in a police state, & don't even have the eyes & ears to realize it.
A very sad day, indeed.
I truly need to be an ex-Pat.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Having fun w/ George Allen's insults..


He's pretty bad.. ;o)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Can you believe this??

Read this article...That does it for me.. I'm officially shunning American Airlines. Not that I've ever been enthralled w/ their lousy service.
How idiotic to raise this fuss over an 'air kiss'.
gimmee a break.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Declaring a 'State of Peace'

The International Day of Peace

September 21

The International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of Peace on a shared date. Use the International Day of Peace annually to highlight the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, 2001 to 2010. Established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, the International Day of Peace was first celebrated September 1982. WHEN: Annually, 21 September - The International Day of Peace WHERE: Wherever you are. WHO: You and all who care about building Cultures of Peace for the children of this and future generations. WHY:To mark our individual and collective progress toward building Cultures of Peace, and serve as a reminder of our permanent commitment to Peace, above all interests and differences of any kind.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Any surprises here? Didn't think so..

20 Most Corrupt Members Of Congress: Burns, Frist, Santorum, Doolittle, Jefferson, Harris...
Center For Responsibility And Ethics In Washington September 20, 2006 at 11:40 AM

Today, the Center For Responsibility And Ethics In Washington released its second annual survey of the twenty most corrupt members of Congress, aptly named
"Beyond DeLay: The 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress (and five to watch)."
CREW inventoried the "transgressions" of each member of Congress under the microscope of federal law and congressional rules.
Some highlights:

-The three most corrupt Senate members are the infamous Conrad Burns (R-MT), Bill Frist (R-TN), and Rick Santorum (R-PA)
-Seventeen of the twenty "Most Corrupt" politicians are Republicans
-Four of the "Five Members To Watch" are Republicans
-All but one of the 25 Members of Congress included on the list are up for re-election
The Full List:

Members of the Senate:Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Bill Frist (R-TN)Rick Santorum (R-PA)
Members of the House
:Alan Mollohan (D-WV)Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)
Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Richard Pombo (R-CA)
John Doolittle (R-CA)
Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
Tom Feeney (R-FL)
Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Katherine Harris (R-FL)
John Sweeney (R-NY)
William Jefferson (D-LA)
Charles Taylor (R-NC)
Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Gary Miller (R-CA)
Curt Weldon (R-PA)

Five Members to Watch:
Chris Cannon (R-UT)
J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
John Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA)
For more information see the official press release here.
Or visit the project website beyonddelay.org.

Remember when..

..Diebold's CEO promised the 2004 elections to Bush?
Now we see how it was done. Nothing's been fixed on this paperless-trail of a mess.
Can we all sigh a collective 'buh-bye' to the fall elections??


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Oh me of little 'faith'..

I need someone to pass me the bleach to wash my eyes out!
This will be pornography on it's lowest scale.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Please Meet..

Contessa & Mojito! They are now 2 & 1/2 wks old, & will be coming home with us when they're 6 wks.
At least we know for sure that 'Tessa' will be coming to live with us.. but perhaps Mojito as well (we hope so, anyway)
They are 3/4 chihuahua (mama is a fullblood apple-head) & 1/4 pomaranian (dad is 1/2 & 1/2)
But I think they're 100% CUTE!
I have my puppy sling ready to go.. & an electric warming dog bed for them. Yes, they will be rotten.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

YAY!! A radio station I can get into..


Go Ladies!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Protecting the citadels of our minds..

"Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.": Archibald Macleish - (1892-1982) Poet, playwright, Librarian of Congress, & Assistant Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt

Friday, September 15, 2006

Some humor from the Late Night guys

"In his speech to the nation this week, Bush said that we have to fight against people who reject tolerance and despise dissent, and anyone who disagrees with that is a traitor." --Jay Leno

"You are joining us on September 12th, which as you know, is the fifth anniversary of the misappropriation of the events of September 11th." --Jon Stewart

"It's been reported that Condoleezza Rice is dating a high-level Canadian diplomat. Sources say you can tell because Rice has an extra bounce in her step and is giggling a lot as she prepares for the invasion of Iran." --Conan O'Brien

"Condoleezza Rice is apparently dating a Canadian politician. It's a proud day for Canada. They're the first nation to put a man on Condoleezza." --David Letterman

"The Senate Intelligence Committee -- that almost sounds like an oxymoron -- released a report this week saying there's no evidence that Saddam Hussein had a relationship with al Qaeda. Thank God we found that out before we did something crazy." --Jay Leno

"Last night in his speech to the nation, President Bush called for unity among all Americans unless, of course, you're gay, a Democrat or live in a blue state." --Jay Leno

"The president's speech was a performance that was as redundant as it was perfunctory. Clearly this president, even without a lead, is running out the clock. Say what you want about his presidency, but after that speech, it is now 15 minutes shorter." --Jon Stewart

"The latest polls came out and President Bush's approval ratings have dropped another 3%. In fact, he's so unpopular that the Democrats are going to have to work really, really hard to screw up this election." --Jay Leno

"Today is a very solemn day -- the fifth anniversary of 9/11. It's a time for the nation to reflect, come together and watch TV. What better way to commemorate a national tragedy than turning it into a mini-series?" --Stephen Colbert On ABC's Path to 9/11:

"The original title was 'Sheiks on a Plane.' This is controversial because apparently, it's very heavily slanted and it blames 9/11 on Bill Clinton. It makes Bush out to be a saint, which is kind of ridiculous because if Bush is gonna be on any ABC program, it should be Lost." --Bill Maher

"The new Senate report that came out today said there is no evidence that Saddam Hussein had ties to al Qaeda before we invaded Iraq. Tony Snow, the White House spokesman, said this is just another partisan attempt to denegrate what administration officials worked so hard to pull out of their asses." --Bill Maher

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Little Richard 'gets' it..


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

We could still use this one, Abe.

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."

President Abraham Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A prayer of Hope..

My Prayer to Gaia
by Sedonia Cahill

Great Mother, I am your daughter and I call to you.
Teach me courage and kindness and how to love myself
Help my heart be pure and my vision clear
Show me how to live without bitterness and blame
Let me know nature which is always true
Fill me with your silence as I learn the art of patience
Teach me of my own power and purpose
Send me your light as you guide me into your dark cave
Hold me when I am afraid
Help me to see there is no fault in the Universe, only life dancing
Reveal to me that timeless space insideWhere the dance has no beginning and no end
Fill me with wonder as I touch once again the delicate magic that is life
In my heart there is much longingI am ready to face whatever your Mystery may unveil

Nobody says it like Bill..

> Mocking Bush is my patriotic duty> A comedian explains how cruel jokes about the president can stop terrorism.>> By Bill Maher
>> Sept. 8, 2006
New rule: Bad presidents happen to good people. Amid all the 9/11 anniversary talk about what will keep us safe, let me suggest that in a world turned hostile to America, the smartest message we can send to those beyond our shores is, "We're not with stupid."
Therefore, I contend -- with all seriousness -- that ridiculing this president is now the most patriotic thing you can do. Let our allies and our enemies alike know that there's a whole swath of Americans desperate to distance themselves from Bush's foreign policies.
And that's just Republicans running for reelection.
Now, of course, you're gonna say, "But Bill, ridiculing Bush is like shooting fish in a barrel," or, as Dick Cheney calls it, "hunting." Maybe, but right now it's important, because America is an easily misunderstood country these days -- a lot of the time it's hard to make out what we're saying over the bombs we're dropping.
But we are not all people who think putting a boot in your ass is the way to solve problems, because even allowing that my foot lodged in your ass would feel good, which I don't -- what then? OK, my boot is in your ass, but I can't get it out, so I'm not happy, and it's in you, so you're not happy -- there's no exit strategy.
Anyone who opposes the indefinite occupation of Iraq shouldn't be labeled an al-Qaida supporter. That's like saying that if I tell my exterminator that there are more efficient ways to rid the house of vermin than hitting >them with a hammer, I'm "for the rats." Questioning whether it still makes sense to keep troops under fire is supporting the troops. Asking for a plan supports the troops; asking when they'll be leaving supports the troops. Sitting around parsing the definition of "civil war" doesn't support the troops, it supports the president, and he's not a soldier, he just plays one on TV.
So yes, for the sake of homeland security, I ridicule the president -- but it gives me no pleasure to paint him as a dolt, a rube, a yokel on the world stage, a submental, three bricks shy of a load, a Gilligan unable to find his own ass with two hands. Or, as Sean Hannity calls it, "Reaganesque.">
No, it pains me to say these things, because I know deep down George Bush has something extra -- a chromosome. Cruel? Perhaps, but it may just have saved lives. By doing the extra chromosome joke, I sent a message to a young Muslim man somewhere in the world who's on a slow burn about this country, and perhaps got him to think, "Maybe the people of America aren't so bad. Maybe it's just the rodeo clown who leads them. Maybe the people 'get it.'" We do, Achmed, we do!
And that's why making fun of the president keeps this country safe. The proof? I've been doing it nonstop for years, and there hasn't been another attack. Maybe the reason they haven't attacked us again is they figured we're already suffering enough.
If I could explain one thing about George W. Bush to the rest of the world it's this: We don't know what the hell he's saying either! Trust me, foreigners, there's nothing lost in translation, it's just as incoherent in the original English. Yes, we voted for him -- twice -- but that's because we're stupid, not because we're bad. Bush is just one of those things that are really popular for a few years and then almost overnight become completely embarrassing. You know, like leg warmers, or Hootie and the Blowfish, or white people going, "Oh no you di-int."
So while honoring the anniversary of September 2001, we must also never forget September 2000. That's the month when Gov. George W. Bush said, "I know that human beings and fish can coexist peacefully."
If you don't believe me, you can look it up on both internets. The world changed on 9/11. He didn't. That's why we owe it to ourselves, and our children, to never stop pointing out that George W. Bush is a gruesome boob.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Thought Provoking..


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Folks, if you watch this show..

You'll need to bleach your eyes & your ears!


P/S.. and always nice to see people taking the 'high' road..

GOP Ready To Launch Biggest Negative Campaign Ever...
Washington Post September 10, 2006 at 09:54 AM

Republicans are planning to spend the vast majority of their sizable financial war chest over the final 60 days of the campaign attacking Democratic House and Senate candidates over personal issues and local controversies, GOP officials said.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, which this year dispatched a half-dozen operatives to comb through tax, court and other records looking for damaging information on Democratic candidates, plans to spend more than 90 percent of its $50 million-plus advertising budget on what officials described as negative ads.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Whew.. I feel safer already.

Greenpeace Goes After "Toxic Substances" In Sex Toys...
September 9, 2006 at 09:48 AM

Environmental group Greenpeace called on the European Union to ban the use of chemical plastic softeners in sex toys because they contained dangerous substances known as phthalates.
"Adult sex toys contain the same toxic substances that the European Union banned from use in children's toys," Greenpeace said in a press release from its international headquarters here.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Oh, that we could say this too..

Argentina Announces Plans to Repeal Military Ban on Gays
The government of Argentina has announced that it plans to repeal its ban on gay military personnel, according to recent news reports, making it the second country in South America, following Colombia, to prohibit discrimination in its armed forces. Argentina’s government plans to modernize its code of military justice which, among other changes, will no longer prohibit same-sex relationships among personnel in its armed forces. “The ban was nonsense,” said Colonel Judge Advocate Manuel Lozano. “It’s a matter of people’s private lives.”

P/S.. Now I've read it all.. good grief.

P/SS.. Dick Meyer speaks the truthiness..

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Hump Day

Feels like the 1st real day of fall here.. no humidity, a crisp freshness in the air, & lots more color in the trees. Bring it on.. I have sweaters at the standby.. & hopes that the critters I don't care for (snakes & bears & spiders, oh my) will all go hibernate somewhere far far away.. like Chattanooga.

Headlines are interesting today (when you can escape the mug of the mop-headed Suri). Bush seems to be rapidly back-peddling, since his warnings of Bin Laden's likeness to Hitler & Stalin fell on deaf ears. Sir, we are pretty much scare-proof at this point. You've cried 'wolf' just about 9000 times too many. And the elevated color code just brings a smile now.. you silly rascal.
So now he's saying that the prisoners in those unfounded 'secret' prisons of the CIA, & some of the guys held w/o reason in Gitmo, are now going to be blessed w/ the Geneva Convention!
Well hotdamn, bust me open a cold one.
These unfortunate victims of more torture than we will EVER know.. are now to be treated like human beings.(??)
What will that Sept Santa think of next? Just a heart 'o gold, I say.
And I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't offer Rummy up on the sacrifice dai.. for the election results he knows he needs.

Meanwhile Dan is on Day 5 of the Tile-that-wouldn't-die flooring. The piles remain where they were when last we spoke, & my company will be here in a few days. Here's a thought.. if I move all the piles into the kitchen, I won't have to cook. Tellico Beach Burger Shack, here we come!

p/s.. why does this remind me of the 'King of the Hill' episode tonite.. where they dance w/ their dogs??
Tom DeLay's Life After Congress: Endorsing Conservative Contestants On Dancing With The Stars... September 6, 2006 at 03:09 PM

When Tom DeLay announced his resignation from Congress in June 2006, he said he wanted to "pursue new opportunities to engage in the important cultural and political battles of our day from an arena outside of the U.S. House of Representatives."
This morning, DeLay officially took up the important cultural/political battle of ABC's reality show "Dancing with the Stars." DeLay sent a mass e-mail to his supporters urging them to "help a good friend of mine, country music singer and GOP supporter Sara Evans," who will be competing in this season's show.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Laborious Day

I'm working quite hard at being a slacker on this Labor Day. I have persevered to complete the following accomplishments:

1) Checked my email & others blogs.
2) Put together a ham & potato chip sandwich. (It was less time intensive than eating them separately)
3) Read the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Nothing to write home about there except the Fall Movie Preview, which gives you some ideas to tweak up your Netflix queue with. The movie 'For Your Consideration' is supposed to be the next 'Best in Show'.. so consider it rented.
4) Feigned interest in Dan's slaving away at tiling the bathroom floor. This is day 3 of his labor-intensive project. I'm steering clear, lest I be drafted into duty.
5) Sighed heavily at my war-zone of a house. Toilets, vanities, boxes, trash, tools, & sleeping cats lie in heaps in my bedroom. Piles of tools in kitchen. Piles of boxes in my closet (saving things for Christmas). Mountains of wood chips, sawdust, tools, bags of stinking trash, in all manner of disarray on my backporch. To the dump-dump-dump tomorrow!
6) Rested on the couch while reading 1/2 of the 'Marley & Me' book. Even cried at one section. Completely unexpected in a light-hearted book.
7) Fed the wild birds, who are being rapidly undercut by the aggressive squirrels. I try to stay out of their skirmishes, however.
8) Am now trying to entertain ideas that will protect me from feeling the onslaught of guilt for having had NO exercise this day.. too soon for cocktails?
9) Oh hell, I'll go tell Dan he's doing a 'heckuva job there Brownie!'
And that includes hoofing the 11 steps downstairs to do just that. Voila! Exercise.
10) Did I mention I have company coming next week??

Sunday, September 03, 2006

When the shoe fits..

I'm sure we all recall how Condi shopped while New Orleans drowned..
A lapdog has to remain fashionable, gosh darnit!


Friday, September 01, 2006

GOP poster..

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?