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R. Crumb vs Dubya

A little mashup courtesy of R. Crumb and Steve Sack

Bush - Choose

Here’s the original cartoon by Steve, the R. Crumb illustration is out on the web somewhere… I’m sure.

A Libby Pardon for Christmas?

From TomDispatch:

Sometimes, the proximate cause of an unraveling, even an implosion, may catch everyone by surprise. This week the “tipping point” (to borrow a Bush administration phrase from the Iraq War) for the possible unraveling of Republican control of Congress may be the roiling, boiling Mark Foley affair with its sexually explicit emails and instant messages to teenage House pages, which, in the pattern of any such scandal, has surely not yet fully emerged into view.

FAUX News

O'Reilly is a punkLook carefully – this is why America hasn’t turned on the Republicans – Faux News keeps pulling shit like this. This was NOT a mistake. He’s listed as (D – FL) but ‘Republican’ in the small type.

Bill O’Reilly is a weasel of monumental proportions.

FOOL’S GOAL

By Sheila Samples

I will seize the opportunity to achieve big goals.”~~George W. Bush

My friend Bernie says a lot of folks have George Bush figured all wrong. “Sure he lies,” Bernie said, “every time he opens his mouth. But — think about it. Even when Bush is lying he ends up telling us what he’s gonna do. He can’t help himself — he just blurts it out. But by the time we understand what he’s saying — he’s already made a stinkin’ mess and moved on to the next one.”

Impeach NOW

from AmericaBlog:

Thursday, September 28, 2006

485 Contacts Between Jack Abramoff Team and Bush White House Officials

From Roll Call: Hundreds of contacts between top White House officials and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates “raise serious questions about the legality and actions” of those officials, according to a draft bipartisan report prepared by the House Government Reform Committee.

Why Bush Will Nuke Iran

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15118.htm

Why Bush Will Nuke Iran

By Paul Craig Roberts

09/26/06 “Information Clearing House” — — The neoconservative Bush administration will attack Iran with tactical nuclear weapons, because it is the only way the neocons believe they can rescue their goal of US (and Israeli) hegemony in the Middle East.

Kip Hawley is an Idiot

Insanely-stupid behavior from the TSA (Travel Safety Administration)

From Flyertalk: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6440005&posted=1

I was detained at the TSA checkpoint for about 25 minutes today
I was detained for about 25 minutes today after passing though the TSA checkpoint at MKE terminal E.I thought about posting this in the other treads devoted to their experience today under the new new liquids-are-okay-in-a-quart bag rule, but I decided it needed its own thread.

Clergy Condemns Gay Marriage Ban

Read the whole article in the Rocky Mountain News

Clergy condemn call to ban gay marriage

Rev. Michael Morran on Sunday used a makeshift pulpit in front of the state Capitol to condemn a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.Standing in front of a sign reading, “People of Faith Standing on the Side of Love,” with flowers strewn at his feet, Morran joined other clergy in denouncing Amendment 43 on November’s ballot.

Just Damn Rude

Maybe it’s getting older, but I found this young woman’s self-absorption a bit much. I made sure to walk right up to her, get into her field of view and stand there politely and wait for nearly a minute – hoping she’d get it that I would like to sit down and move her backpack. After over a minute of being pointedly ignored while she blathered on her cell, (periodically looking sideways at me) I gave up and just stood while I waited for the bus. I’m glad her backpack didn’t get dirty sitting on the ground.

Manners certainly don’t seem to count for much these days. I guess if I’d been more assertive and said: ‘Hey! How about some room?!’ that might have gotten through. Kinda doubt it – she was talking about her ‘rude’ boyfriend. Hm. Would you like fries with that irony?

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Time for Peace – by James Winkler

From: Word From Winkler – Sept 8, 2006

Time for Peace

by Jim Winkler

(James Winkler writes a regular column for The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society and makes me grateful that I belong to the Methodist faith -mdw)

The United States lost this terrible war in Iraq long ago. Those of us who oppose the war have not done enough to wake up people to reason.

Olbermann on Bush – Sept 6

‘Have you no sense of decency, sir?’

It is to our deep national shame—and ultimately it will be to the President’s deep personal regret—that he has followed his Secretary of Defense down the path of trying to tie those loyal Americans who disagree with his policies—or even question their effectiveness or execution—to the Nazis of the past, and the al Qaeda of the present.

Charlie’s OK

My dear friend Charles was struck down by a sudden attack of blood clots – agonizingly painful and completely dibilitating. Had us all worried there for a while.

He’s doing much better now, thank heavens!

Update

Last report indicates he’s still feeling pretty bad – this was a ‘near-death’ experience. Apparently the clots went the ‘right’ way – otherwise he’d have died of a heart attack or a stroke.

Update 2

Marilyn and I visited recently and took him a home-cooked meal. He’s looking much better! WHOO HOO!!

TV Worth Watching

http://tinyurl.com/ffpaa

President Bush ‘assassinated’ in new TV docudrama

31.08.06

Bush is shot by a sniper in a scene from Death of a President.

Held up by a secret service bodyguard in his dying moments after being shot in the stomach, this is President Bush being assassinated.

Surrounded by a crowd of panicking onlookers, the American leader is pictured just seconds after being gunned down by a sniper following an anti-war demonstration.

But rather than a repeat of JFK’s shooting or Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassination, this shocking image is part of a new Channel Four show.

The dramatic scene, which has caused outrage among Americans, has been created by a British film company for a programme about the effect of the War On Terror.

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LLC = Larceny Loves Colorado

From Colorado Confidential:

“LLC” Another Way to Say Give..and Give..and Give

Aug 22, 2006 — 10:48 AM MDT
A new watchdog group yesterday asked the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to investigate whether Republican Bob Beauprez’s gubernatorial campaign violated campaign finance laws by accepting two separate sets of multiple contributions from limited liability companies (LLCs) operated by a single person.

Mad Dog on a Leash

By Sheila Samples

“We should prepare to go on the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai.”

-David Ben-Gurion, May 1948