Coloradoan Hides Bias

It is my personal opinion, based on items posted at Colorado Media Matters and my own interactions, that the Coloradoan is deeply biased for the Republican Party. I’ll add more to this post as time permits detailing this.

Here’s some links for your reading pleasure:

Following Colorado Media Matters item, Coloradoan reports on Paccione’s Christian faith

Coloradoan reported voters support Musgrave because she is a Christian but omitted that Paccione also is a Christian.

When confronted with this information, both Kevin Darst and Bob Moore indicated they were confused and didn’t understand why I was upset. Their continued plea of innocence in the light of proof underlines this bias.

We Win!

Dems Take House - Nov 7 2006Dems Take Senate - Nov 7, 2006

Democrats have won majorities in both the House and Senate.

I’ve been watching for violent storms or hordes of locusts. Nothing so far.

Stay tuned.

Humans, the other white meat

From Table of Malcontents: Robot Identifies Human Flesh as Bacon

“Let the robot holocaust commence: robots think we taste like bacon … Upon being given a sample, he will speak up in a childlike voice and identify what he has just been fed. The idea is that wineries can tell if a wine is authentic without even opening the bottle, amongst other more obscure uses … like ‘tell me what this strange grayish lump at the back of my freezer is/was.’ But when some smart aleck reporter placed his hand in the robot’s omnivorous clanking jaw, he was identified as bacon. A cameraman then tried and was identified as prosciutto.”

I’ll never reach up into a vending machine again. ::shudder!::

Suddenly all those glowing red lights in my office aren’t nearly as comforting.

Why Conservatives Balk at GOP

By William Frey, M.D.

October 26, 2006

Editor’s Note: George W. Bush frequently states that the U.S. government’s highest duty is to protect the safety of Americans. But many traditional conservatives — as well as many other Americans — disagree with Bush’s priority. They believe that the first responsibility of any President is to defend the Constitution and its guarantees of individual liberty.

Take Your Sticker and STICK IT

1st (2005) & 2nd (2006) Sessions of the 109th Congress showing the % of Yes Votes for Veterans Benefits*


By Sheila Samples

“Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts

on the unthinking.”~~John M. Keyne

Much to the dismay of the Bush Crime Family and the Flying Monkey Right, their most fervent nemesis, talk-show host Mike Malloy, will return to progressive airwaves on Monday, Oct. 30 — a whole week-and-one-day before the mid-term elections. When you consider the corruption and scandals oozing like slime from the right over just the past week-and-one-day, Malloy’s return is not a moment too soon.

The Tale of Custard the Dragon

Belinda lived in a little white house,
With a little black kitten and a little grey mouse,
And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,
And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Now the name of the little black kitten was Ink,
And the little grey mouse, she called her Blink,
And the little yellow dog was sharp as Mustard,
But the dragon was a coward, and she called him Custard.

Custard the dragon had big sharp teeth,
And spikes on top of him and scales underneath,
Mouth like a fireplace, chimney for a nose,
And realio, trulio daggers on his toes.

Belinda was as brave as a barrel full of bears,
And Ink and Blink chased lions down the stairs,
Mustard was as brave as a tiger in a rage,
But Custard cried for a nice safe cage.

Belinda tickled him, she tickled him unmerciful,
Ink, Blink and Mustard, they rudely called him Percival,
They all sat laughing in the little red wagon
At the realio, trulio, cowardly dragon.

Belinda giggled till she shook the house,
And Blink said Weeck! which is giggling for a mouse,
Ink and Mustard rudely asked his age,
When Custard cried for a nice safe cage.

Suddenly, suddenly they heard a nasty sound,
And Mustard growled, and they all looked around.
Meowch! cried Ink, and Ooh! cried Belinda,
For there was a pirate, climbing in the winda.

Pistol in his left hand, pistol in his right,
And he held in his teeth a cutlass bright,
His beard was black, one leg was wood;
It was clear that the pirate meant no good.

Belinda paled, and cried Help! Help!
But Mustard fled with a terrified yelp,
Ink trickled down to the bottom of the household,
And little mouse Blink strategically mouseholed.

The pirate gaped at Belinda’s dragon,
And gulped some grog from his pocket flagon,
He fired two bullets, but they didn’t hit,
And Custard gobbled him, every bit.

Belinda embraced him, Mustard licked him,
No one mourned for his pirate victim.
Ink and Blink in glee did gyrate
Around the dragon that ate the pyrate.

But presently up spoke little dog Mustard,
I’d have been twice as brave if I hadn’t been flustered.
And up spoke Ink and up spoke Blink,
We’d have been three times as brave, we think,

And Custard said, I quite agree
That everybody is braver than me.

Belinda still lives in her little white house,
With her little black kitten and her little grey mouse,
And her little yellow dog and her little red wagon,
And her realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Belinda is as brave a barrel full of bears,
And Ink and Blink chase lions down the stairs,
Mustard is as brave as a tiger in a rage,
But Custard keeps crying for a nice safe cage.

Ogden Nash 1902-1971

The Tale of Custard the Dragon (pdf, 12K)


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.

Parents of the King

Parents of the King - Bruce Gueswel

One of the figures from a series commissioned by Chipotle: ‘Parents of the King‘ by: Bruce Gueswel


133 W 4th

Loveland, Colorado 80537

Phone : (970) 461-9893

Fax : (970) 461-9892

In the Chipotle on North Main St. in Longmont, CO.

This is taken from the diner’s POV – it’s quite a striking piece – as are all the Mayan figures Bruce and co. have done! I was really pleased when I heard this artist was a local. They’ve done a ton of other great stuff – check out their site!

Phone phishing: The role of VoIP in phishing attacks


Ed Skoudis


It’s happened three times in the past six months. Due to “irregularities” on my credit card account, I’ve received voice mails asking me to call my bank at a telephone number mentioned in the voice mails. Do I call that number? Not with the rise of phone phishing. As users grow wiser about traditional email-based phishing scams, the bad guys add nasty new twists, the latest being phone phishing. These techniques, which borrow ideas from traditional phishing, phone-based social engineering and the emerging widespread deployment of low-cost VoIP, take two forms. Enterprises that help their users cope with phone phishing now will be better prepared to defend themselves when the attacks evolve into more serious phone-based spear phishing attacks.

Beer Prayer

I can’t take credit for this wonderful prayer. I just neatened it up and put it in a standard format for your printing pleasure. Enjoy!

The Beer Prayer

Our Lager,
Which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy Drink.

Thy will be drunk, (I will be drunk),
at home as it is in the tavern.
Give us this day our foamy head,
and forgive us our spillage,
as we forgive those who spill upon us.

And lead us not into incarceration,
but deliver us from hangovers.

For thine is the beer,
the bitter,
and the lager.


Beer Prayer Thumbnail

Beer Prayer (PDF, 516Kb)

Me and Mom at Arlington

Me and Mom at Arlington

1977, just after college graduation. My mother and I at Arlington National Cemetary.

I remember being overwhelmed by all the death. Acres and acres of tombstones.

Little did I realize that one day the battle would come to me. My mother’s death means so much more to me than all those soldier’s lives.

Sometimes I miss you so much mom.

I’ll be along, wait up.

Cowboy Kids

Cowboy Kids

Marilyn and her brother Vern in a classic American pose.

Man, I wish I had a fraction of the cowboy-madness franchise from that era.

Yippie Ki-yay y’all.

Marilyn at one month

Marilyn at one month

Such a beautiful baby! Photo actually had a slight tint, that’s why it’s RGB. I don’t think it’s sepia toning, just aged. Lovely detail in the nightie and blanket!

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.


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.

GOP = Gross Obnoxious Pedophiles

From the Washington Post:

GOP Leader Rebuts Hastert on Foley (HASTERT KNEW A YEAR AGO!!!)

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, questioned yesterday why Alexander had gone to the House Republicans’ chief political operative, rather than to other party leaders. “That’s to protect a member, not to protect a child,” Emanuel said.