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Saturday, October 30, 2004

3 days - 2 videos - 1 Idiot President


So Bin Laden comes up for air this week. A new OBL video surfaces a few days after the "catsup in the streets" video is brushed aside.

The impact?

Two possible things -
1. Tape re-focuses the cam-pain on Terror and not Iraq. Advantage BushCo
2. The tape reinforces the truth that Bush didn't catch Bin Laden. Advantage Kerry

So how are they going to respond?

BushCo said:

Speaking to reporters outside the campaign rally here, White House communications director Dan Bartlett said that the tape should not affect the way Bush campaigns but that Kerry should have marked a 12-hour truce.

So they want to run around the country and yell "terror" "terror" and at the same time want Kerry to be silent about Bin Laden and stop all attacks on Bushy.
Give me a break! BushCo has no shame.

In other words BushCo wants to have their exploding cake and force feed it to the sheeple too, while keeping Kerry gagged and chained in the corner.

Not a chance Mr. Bush, we will not allow you to hide behind Bin Ladens' skirt.

Our response:
"Bin Ladden is back with his newest video BECAUSE Georgie Porggie with distorted lies lost Bin Laden which made us cry."

TPM has more on the focus of response.

BTW - I should note that this new OBL video coming out 4 days before the election certainly does have that "mark of Rove" - even Walter Cronkite suggested as much on Larry King last night.
CRONKITE: What we just heard. So now the question is basically right now, how will this affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing. The advantage to the Republican side is to get rid of, as a principal subject of the campaigns right now, get rid of the whole problem of the al Qaqaa explosive dump. Right now, that, the last couple of days, has, I think, upset the Republican campaign.

I have to agree but I just don't have all the pieces yet. But if they catch Bin Laden on Sunday or Monday then I'll be certain that Rove set this up.




Friday, October 29, 2004

yes, there were Kaboomers - The jig is up


We still don't know where the missing Kaboomers went. We do know that BushCo has come up with several spins. And all their bull has been flushed like the crap it is...The jig is up.

A couple of the ever-changing explainations are - "the weapons weren't there ever" - "Saddam's guys did it before we got there" - "The Russians took em before we got there" - and my Favorite:

"No matter how you try to blame it on the president, the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough - didn't they search carefully enough?'' Rudy Guiliani
Great thinking on your feet,Rudy, blame the troops really? Can you say "foot in mouth" or is "head up ass" better?

...in any case it's more of the POT KETTLE BLACK tactic- Standard BushCo MO

But Now -- The jig is up...
The world of BushCo Un-reallity is falling apart - QaQaa is messy and they (well schooled in chucking it) should now how is stains... 3 days spinning furiously and now the jig may be up. From Talking Points Memo we find KaboomerGate has reached -
Game Set Match
Arron Brown: Let me ask you then, David, the question I asked Jamie. In regard to the dispute about whether that stuff was there when the Americans arrived, is it game, set, match? Is that part of the argument now over?

David Kay: Well, at least with regard to this one bunker, and the film shows one seal, one bunker, one group of soldiers going through, and there were others there that were sealed. With this one, I think it is game, set, and match. There was HMX, RDX in there. The seal was broken. And quite frankly, to me the most frightening thing is not only was the seal broken, lock broken, but the soldiers left after opening it up. I mean, to rephrase the so-called pottery barn rule. If you open an arms bunker, you own it. You have to provide security.


Well BushCo - still gonna try and weasel out of this?

I think I hear a very large woman clearing her throat.




Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Bad Dog Karl - FEAR KARL


Bush's Brain -
            the Entire Movie Online Here

Watch This.
It's a movie, so it's long like a movie.
           When you see it you'll get the idea of who we are really up against.


It's not
           the empty space between Bushy's ears.




ROAR ,,,,


It's about time someone told the Not so Swift Not so on the Boater's the truth...

ROAR.... Take that O'Neil




Tuesday, October 26, 2004

So What Happened?... err um... I Dunno ...


The Question isn't going away for BushCo.

What happen to the missing explosives?

A Bushy Hat'd Advisor said Where is the ....


With that said, now on to some of the serious stuff that just keeps rolling along...

Talking Points Memo is the place to go for the Missing Weapons story.
Josh Marshall is all over it.
Tonight the CBS News report is the topic.

Via the unexplainable skewered Tucker blog, The answer from the BushCo mother Tucker Eskew on the tremendous screwup is...

"Turns out, our troops (and NBC) took the facility the day after the liberation of Iraq on 4/9/03, and voila! The weapons weren't there when the military arrived."
Huh? Did they look?

I don't thinky so Tucky...MSNBC thought they'd ask someone who was there.
Amy Robach: And it's still unclear exactly when those explosives disappeared. Here to help shed some light on that question is Lai Ling. She was part of an NBC news crew that traveled to that facility with the 101st Airborne Division back in April of 2003. Lai Ling, can you set the stage for us? What was the situation like when you went into the area?

Lai Ling Jew: When we went into the area, we were actually leaving Karbala and we were initially heading to Baghdad with the 101st Airborne, Second Brigade. The situation in Baghdad, the Third Infantry Division had taken over Baghdad and so they were trying to carve up the area that the 101st Airborne Division would be in charge of. Um, as a result, they had trouble figuring out who was going to take up what piece of Baghdad. They sent us over to this area in Iskanderia. We didn't know it as the Qaqaa facility at that point but when they did bring us over there we stayed there for quite a while. Almost, we stayed overnight, almost 24 hours. And we walked around, we saw the bunkers that had been bombed, and that exposed all of the ordinances that just lied dormant on the desert.

AR: Was there a search at all underway or was, did a search ensue for explosives once you got there during that 24-hour period?

LLJ: No. There wasn't a search. The mission that the brigade had was to get to Baghdad. That was more of a pit stop there for us. (via Talking Points Memo
Does BushCo really think that America is this stupid?

Yes...they are counting on it.




Monday, October 25, 2004

Some 300 Tons


Some 300 Tons (Based on Sixteen Tons )


Some people say a man is made out of mud
a poor man's made outta muscle and blood..
Muscle and blood and skin and bone.. a mind
that's weak..but a back thats strong.

You lose 300 some tons and whadda We get??
another dead solider and deeper in debt
Bushy don'tcha call me 'Cause-
I won't go...don't owe my soul to the Company
Store


Dubya born one morning when the sun didn't shine..
He picked at the facts and twisted our minds
He lost some 300 tons of RDX coal..
And Osama said Well-uh b-less my soul!

You lose 300 some tons and whadda We get??
another dead solider and deeper in debt
Bushy don'tcha call me 'Cause-
I won't go...don't owe my soul to the Company
Store

So if you see him coming..you better step aside,-
Alot of men didn't and alot of men died.






Sunday, October 24, 2004

Where are the Earth-Shattering KaBoomers?


Good question. It seems that BushCo doesn't know either.

In their fantastic lack of planning for the War in Iraq BushCo failed to secure 350 TONS of the most powerful and brisant of the military high explosives.

~ The New York Times ~
Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 24 - The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives - used to demolish buildings, make missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons - are missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations.

The huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, was supposed to be under American military control but is now a no man's land, still picked over by looters as recently as Sunday. United Nations weapons inspectors had monitored the explosives for many years, but White House and Pentagon officials acknowledge that the explosives vanished sometime after the American-led invasion last year.

The White House said President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, was informed within the past month that the explosives were missing. It is unclear whether President Bush was informed. American officials have never publicly announced the disappearance, but beginning last week they answered questions about it posed by The New York Times and the CBS News program "60 Minutes."

This is BAD stuff -
"A crude implosion device - like the one that the United States tested in 1945 in the New Mexican desert and then dropped on Nagasaki, Japan - needs about a ton of high explosive to crush the core and start the chain reaction." (NY Times)

Geez... combine this with the missing Nuke making gear we already lost and we got one huge ass crappy situation on our hands.

Talking Points Memo has much more on this monumental screwup.
"It is apparently widely believed within the US government that those looted explosives are what in many, perhaps most, cases is being used in car bombs and suicide attacks against US troops. That is, according to TPM sources and sources quoted in this evening's Nelson Report, where the story first broke.

One administration official told Nelson, "This is the stuff the bad guys have been using to kill our troops, so you can’t ignore the political implications of this, and you would be correct to suspect that politics, or the fear of politics, played a major role in delaying the release of this information."

So we went to war to keep our enemies from getting weapons and by doing so we gave our enemies more weapons than they could have imagined...not to mention targets to use them on.

good grief............ARRRGGGG.................








Saturday, October 23, 2004

Terror Alerts? Really?


It figures, after months of terror alerts regarding the disruption of our election process, today we find out that the Gov-Ment doesn't have/ didn't have any evidence that attacks were gonna happen. It appears to have been speculation.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) : U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials say they have found no direct evidence of plans for an election-related terror attack after a five-week investigation, the Washington Post reported in its Saturday edition.

Citing unnamed officials in an article on the newspaper's Web site, the Post said a key CIA source who claimed knowledge of such plans has since been discredited, casting doubt on earlier pieces of evidence pointing to an attack.

That earlier information led the FBI and other agencies across the government to launch a well-publicized campaign aimed at foiling potential plots before the elections. That effort included hundreds of interviews in immigrant neighborhoods, the paper wrote. "

We gotta remember that our Intelligence got it wrong before - so it's a no brainer that we are going to get hit again sometime ... but geez can we really trust the Gov-Ment to give us the straight scoop on the "when"?

I think not.
The Terror Alerts have become tools for that "tool" Bushy's re-eletion.

Shameless.




Friday, October 22, 2004

The Wolves Speak out


New Bushco New Comercial today...

But they didn't expect this...

WolfpacksforTruth.org

The Real Story on George Bush's "Wolves" Commercial

"They told us we were shooting a Greenpeace
commercial!

When the camera crew showed up, we wondered
why they were all driving Hummers. Our agent
assured us it was a Greenpeace commercial and
they paid TWICE our hourly steak rate. Little did we
know we were being tricked into this vicious
campaign attack ad."


(via TPM)




Friday night's bag O stuff...


Tonight's Bag O Stuff is a bit full. Lot's of different stuff.

Some old, some new,
some that you, might even link to.

The Punning Pundit uncovers a 2 minute Hate video.

And -- It's the Stupids... Stupid
Bush Supporters Still Believe Iraq Had WMD or Major Program,
Supported al Qaeda


Johnny Nobody tells us that "Bush is Screwed".
And he explains why.

Bushy Boy is Going to his Ranch on Saturday... I don't buy it and neither does the rest of the reality based community...he's got other plans.
The Talent Show brings us "Halloween Comes Early" and speculates as to bushy's Saturday WAR-drobe.


Philosoraptor has an interesting take on Suskin's Article and Bush's Reality Creation Nation.

A now for something completely different...

"It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a bull moose hanging by its antlers from an electrical power line in the middle of the Alaska wilderness. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner : Wired moose

And an Ad Paid For By Galilean Citizens for the Truth










Thursday, October 21, 2004

Monkey attempts to control the past...Bad Monkey


As Orwell wrote in his classic "1984"

'There is a Party slogan dealing with the control of the past,' he said. 'Repeat it, if you please.'

'"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,"' repeated Winston obediently.

'"Who controls the present controls the past,"' said O'Brien, nodding his head with slow approval. 'Is it your opinion, Winston, that the past has real existence?'

Again the feeling of helplessness descended upon Winston. His eyes flitted towards the dial. He not only did not know whether 'yes' or 'no' was the answer that would save him from pain; he did not even know which answer he believed to be the true one.

O'Brien smiled faintly. 'You are no metaphysician, Winston,' he said. 'Until this moment you had never considered what is meant by existence. I will put it more precisely. Does the past exist concretely, in space? Is there somewhere or other a place, a world of solid objects, where the past is still happening?'

'No.'

'Then where does the past exist, if at all?'

'In records. It is written down.'

'In records. And --?'

'In the mind. In human memories.'

'In memory. Very well, then. We, the Party, control all records, and we control all memories. Then we control the past, do we not?'

and now we see it in 2004 via the watchful eye of The Brad Blog

"White House Website Scrubbing Continues!"

As reported previously here, here and here, it looks like the scrubbing of various historical documents and other elements of the White House Website is continuing! And may be wider and more systematic than previously known. The BRAD BLOG has discovered a boat-load of audio and video that has been removed from the website!"

...

After reviewing scores of pages of White House transcribed Press Conferences by George Bush, it seems that the removal of certain audio and video clips has perhaps been strategically or systematically orchestrated. Here's a few examples
...

A "technical-snafu" might explain why some of this audio and video is no longer there when it once was, but that benefit-of-the-doubt was removed in at least this one instance when a graphical link to a "Who are the Coalition Members?" document on their special report called "RENEWAL IN IRAQ: The Coalition" was changed to no longer even exist in that report. The document linked from that clickable graphic first disappeared after Cheney accused Edwards of not counting Iraqis amongst the coalition casualties during the V.P. Debate, and after we had informed the webmaster of the problem, the graphic element that linked to that document was removed completely. That could only have been done purposefully by the White House webmaster as opposed to an incorrectly specified link.


Ignorance is Strength




Sing the Voting Electric


Shh...

secret video of Florida voting machine Process.

oh no!

           ask for Paper....





Stewart responds to crossfiring


Here's the video of John Stewart's take on his Crossfire appearance.

(several things to click thru plus an ad, but well worth button pushing)




Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I know Bush Doesn't read but...


Do you think George knows about American history or just thinks he is the history maker?

Before this election it's important to look back at our beginnings. When we do so we find that the path Bush has put upon us is certainly not the path intended for us in our earliest declaration.

Our respect in the world is at an all time low, and world respect is directly related to "our" respect for the rest of the world.
Thomas Jefferson saw this clearly.


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Declaration of Independence
Our nation was founded on the idea that we would respect the opinions of the world - not thumb our noses at the rest of mankind.

It is important to look at the original Rough draft, as in doing so, one can't help but notice that the phrase "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind ..." was an original and unchanged thought - no revision was needed - it was clear to Jefferson, a respect to the world was needed for our nation to exist.


Click to enlarge


Today, we need to ask ourselves:
"What makes George W Bush qualified to revise the thoughts and ideas of Jefferson and our founding fathers?"
The Answer for all should be simple - Bush is simply not qualified.
His actions suggest that he's never even read the document.

George You're Fired




Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran


I think Someone should tell Paul Lewis from Blogs for Bush that this was a bit off the mark eh?

Iranian hard line Militia wants observers at US election
Welcome to John Kerry's world. At least we all now know another foreign country and their leadership who wants John Kerry elected.
Ever notice that it is our Nations enemies that want him as President.

Just to be consistent with Paul's rhetoric I'll tweek the headline a bit,
BushWorld Receives Endorsement From Axis Of Evil - Iranian hard line Militia

"TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's security council said Tuesday that the re-election of President Bush (news - web sites) was in Tehran's best interests, despite the administration's axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country's nuclear ambitions. "
I suspect BushCo and friends will implode from the Orwellian DoubleThink they'll surely have to employ.




Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Rovian Sheep Shearing or Voter Fraud


Not as bad as the other voting issues/fraud out there but still troubling just the same. Via The Cincinnati Post

Kerry left off some absentee ballots

By Barry M. Horstman - Post staff reporter

"Some absentee ballots distributed to Hamilton County voters do not include the name of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, local election officials confirmed today. Because of a printing error -- limited, election officials believe, to only a few ballots in the Forest Park area -- absentee ballots recently mailed out exclude the Democratic presidential ticket of Kerry and his running mate, Sen. John Edwards. 'It's a screw-up,' said Tim Burke, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections. 'This just feeds the paranoia that's out there. The tragic thing is that even though I think we will have a very fair and accurate count here, this will cause people to question the accuracy of our operation.'"



And we have an update on the Nevada "shredding" scandle.

Furthermore, we have Vote Watch 2004 to document Vote/Election fraud, vote suppression, voting irregularities, voter intimidation in Election 2004.
Bookmark this one.

btw- I've been getting a bunch of hits to this site in the last day or so - Who are you people? Where did ya come from? - I'm not complaining, just curious.




Monday, October 18, 2004

BushCo - We Create Reality - endorsed by God


Ron Suskind's article on Bushy confirms and explains the chimpsters tenuous grasp on reality and how it filters down to his minions. Truly frightening that he's the PresNit. Talking to an aide Suskind finds this very telling bit behind the BushCo curtain.


The New York Times - Magazine - Without a Doubt: "The aide said that guys like me were ''in what we call the reality-based community,'' which he defined as people who ''believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ''That's not the way the world really works anymore,'' he continued. ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'' "

They make their own reality? Neat trick... Now I get it.


Every few months, a report surfaces of the president using strikingly Messianic language, only to be dismissed by the White House. Three months ago, for instance, in a private meeting with Amish farmers in Lancaster County, Pa., Bush was reported to have said, ''I trust God speaks through me.'' In this ongoing game of winks and nods, a White House spokesman denied the president had specifically spoken those words, but noted that ''his faith helps him in his service to people.''

Bushy is insane, no doubt about it.

As a Proud Member of the Reality-Based Community I can say no other.




Pirates, Emperors and Idiots


After Bush's "Minor" political speech today in which he continued with his ridiculous attacks on Kerry, we need some good humor. (speech here)

First Fuzzy Math - Dubya Tells The Truth

Jon Parales of the New York Times says,
"It's as cheap as a cheap shot gets."


and next...
Remember the 70's? the school house rockers get really political in 2004
with Pirates & Emperors




Sunday, October 17, 2004

SupaDubya :: this is MY world and MY game!


Oh man ,,,,Watch - listen


SupaDubya :: this is MY world and MY game!


Play it loud!

(* some language not suitable for work environment - or the little kids)




Dragging their belly on the floor of Hell.


How LOW will the GOP go?

Much lower than you might think. Really...

If you thought the GOP reached their low of lows with ____________ ( your favorite BushCo evil/low blow here), then you haven't seen this.

With thanx to the eagle eye's of the The Talent Show we get to see the GOP dragging their belly on the floor of Hell.

"L.A. Weekly has learned that, just a day after the actor's death, one or more Republican senators put a surprise hold on the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act. The uncontroversial legislation had been expected to sail through committee and then the Senate as easily as it had the House of Representatives where it passed 418 to zero last week. Monday's action was beyond cruel; it was like opposing Mom and apple pie."
...
Reeve’s S. 1010 is identical to the already passed HR 1998, aimed at enhancing and furthering research into paralysis and improving rehabilitation and quality of life for those with spinal-cord injuries. Even so, one or more Senate GOPers made it a casualty of George W. Bush’s mission to confine stem-cell research to a paltry few and inadequate lines despite the fact that Reeve’s legislation had nothing to do with that issue. That’s worth repeating: The thespian’s bill had nothing to do with stem-cell research.

There is more here

Amazing eh?




Saturday, October 16, 2004

- Happybushlandia -


This bit of morning fun via Newshounds
They watch FOX so you don't have to.

"Unconfirmed sources report that CNN has opened a new news bureau in the nearby alternate reality known as Happybushlandia. The new office and staff was transported to Happybushlandia several days ago. The team should be able to get set up in time to cover the upcoming presidential elections there.

We knew it was only a matter of time. Admitted Roger Ailes, Head of FOX News. We knew the others would find out about Happybushlandia, so we decided to expand quickly and capitalize on the opportunity while we could. It was a good run while it lasted, but we are ready for anybody who wants to challenge our extensive coverage of Happybushlandia. Bring'em on we are ready.

When asked why they decided to cover Happybushlandia instead or our own reality Alies explained. Things are a lot different there. The economy is doing great the war is going our way and the country is united behind President Bush. It's altogether a much nicer place to talk about. So we did, and people liked it. And you know, we are in the business of telling people what they want to hear."



Remember when Bush said "Internets", well it appears that he wasn't mistaken...


Lance McCord find's Booshle
Bush "Internets" Not Misspeak!
Like most of the rest of America, I chuckled last night when the President said that he'd heard about rumors on the "internets." "How out of touch can this guy be," I wondered. A friend asked "does he even own a computer?"

My laughter turned to shock and dismay this morning when I discovered that there are, in fact, at least two internets! While messing around in the archives at BillOReilly.com I must have clicked an outgoing link - I soon found myself in something like a parallel web! ( Screen shot of Booshle here)


hmm...







Friday, October 15, 2004

Clever headline goes here


I got no headline, but I have a few pointers to a few good points.

First, remember when the Genesis space craft smashed into the desert a few weeks back? Well it may have been just human stupidity.
From the AP:

"Backward Drawings May Have Doomed Genesis :
By JOHN ANTCZAK
Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NASA spacecraft that smashed into the Utah desert last month while bringing home fragile samples of the sun may have been doomed by engineering drawings that had been done backwards, an investigating board said Friday.
Because of the backward drawings, the switches that were supposed to detect Genesis' re-entry into Earth's atmosphere and trigger its parachutes were placed incorrectly, said Michael G. Ryschkewitsch, chairman of the Mishap Investigation Board."
Geez guys how many times has this been? At least they didn't measure in Metric units again.

**

Bill O'liarlly is in a heap O stinking trouble. Hmm... where to point you to on this one. Smoking Gun? hmm... Johnny Nobody?...hmm...a good read always at Olbermann's Bloggerman with The Falafel Factor or for The O'Sexxxy Factor go here.

**

Blogitics found this regarding our homeland security
People with links to terrorists have been turned away at U.S. borders every single day since the attacks of September 2001, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge says.

There isn't a day that goes by - literally - where a couple of people aren't turned away at our borders because they are associated in some manner, shape or form with terrorist or terrorist-related organizations, he said."
Let me get this straight.
Big Bushy is Strong on Terror, but everyday he lets people ESCAPE who have terrrorist ties?

EveryDay since 911?

Before that they got student visa’s and flying lessons - Ridge must see this as step up.

Ya think Tommy mexxed the missage a bit here?





October surprise #3


ABC News: The Note: Cheap and Tawdry Political Tricks:

"'Sources said the Bush campaign is developing television ads to raise anti-Kerry rhetoric even further. One potential development that could benefit Mr. Bush is the airing of a videotape of Mr. Kerry telling a collection of Hollywood entertainers that they represent the 'heart and soul of our country.' Those images would likely fire up the conservatives Mr. Bush needs to come out in droves. A top Republican close to the campaign suggested the tape, long sought by Bush aides, is likely to 'magically leak out' just ahead of the election.'"






Retraction - Correction Friday



On Tuesday, October 12 I wrote a post that referenced a memo from a supposed white house reporter. Well, I did some more digging and have found that TBRNEWS.org is not a Far left Site but rather an Anti Semitic Disinformation clearing house.
as Disinfopedia says

The Barnes Report is an anti-Semitic web site whose primary propaganda goal is disparagement of Jews and denial that the Nazi Holocaust ever occurred.
I must apologize for even posting anything from these idiots - even as a look at the far side. I got snookered. But for posterity's sake I've left the post up but have struck thru the now known bullshit.

**************************

And a Correction right below in the last post.
Tucker Carlson was quoted earlier as saying.
"You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show"
Actually that was John Stewart calling Tucker a dick.
Bad paste on my part...I'm sure it's gonna happen again so I won't say it won't.

I've fixed the quote in the post below.

Sorry for any confussion that it may have caused.

And a special sorry to Tucker for attributing the "dick" to his mouth.






John Stewart on Crossfire


John Stewart crosses fire with Tucker Carlson and rips him apart today. With a quiet voice and a spiked glove he slaps the Pundit's head around.
" you do partisan hackery".

That little Tuckers head is gonna POP!

Tucker: "I do think you're more fun on your show"

Stewart: "You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show"

Begala...just sitting back and letting Tucker hang himself.
transcript posted here

Video here

-- Jon Stewart's best
"No. No. I'm not going to be your monkey."

UPDATE: Daily Show Video of John Stewart's impressions of his crossfiring.




Thursday, October 14, 2004

All About Mary


Dick Cheney brought up Mary Cheney
John Edwards brought up Mary Cheney
John Stewart brought up Mary Cheney
John Kerry brought up Mary Cheney

Salon's Dave Cullen brings up em all...and sets this story straight...gay... correct... (dammit!)

John Kerry's lesbian moment - Salon.com

"Maybe Dick's indignation began later that night watching 'The Daily Show.' Jon Stewart poked fun at Edwards for opportunistically screaming GAY DAUGHTER! GAY DAUGHTER! to any homophobe out there who still hadn't heard about it.

It didn't go much further, but twice in one week was apparently too much -- for the Cheneys and for the media. The conservative cable clones began piling on. Even some liberals have been squeamish about the Democrats invoking Mary's lesbianism so shamelessly.

But they just don't get it. Much of the gay population is incensed. At the media.

Let's get one thing straight. It is not an insult to call a proudly public lesbian a lesbian. It's an insult to gasp when someone calls her a lesbian. That's how all the gays I have spoken to the past 24 hours perceived the press response. You're embarrassed for us. And it's infuriating. "



It's not a dirty word, John. And why is the press reacting like he exposed a breast?

I can think of 32 things right away... here's 2
New study shows correlation between decline of IQ and rise of GOP

And many people are just plain stupid.





A Day After...


Well that was interesting, 400+ visitors here to view last nights Monkey Blogging fest. Thanx to all of ya who dropped by (though you won't see this "thanx" unless ya came back today).

Anyhow, now on to the News...

Reaction to the Debate is everywhere. So I'll just pick four things to point ya to.

Atrios hits the nail on the head

"Kerry looked way more presidential and won where it mattered. Bush telling people that they're unemployed because they're stupid and then talking about NCLB as if it's going to help unemployed 45 year olds wasn't good."

And, yes, if the "liberal media" isn't playing this clip over and over tomorrow, then they're 100% in the tank.

They Are. And it's sweet...but...

Does Bush really believe that people aren't gonna call him on his lies - is he that arrogant ? - does he just live in a bubble? or as Mark Kleiman asks what if George W Bush isn't a liar?

" Is there an alternative?
Yes, there is, but it's one I've been reluctant to comment on. I strongly disapprove of using clinical terms to make political criticisms, and in particular of people (such as Krauthammer) who try to use their expertise in one or another branch of disease to bully their political opponents.

However, given a subject with a long history of serious alcohol (and reportedly stimulant) abuse, organic brain damage is always a possibility. Even if the abuse itself has stopped, damage that was previously latent due to the redundancy of brain cells can become clinically evident due to the neuronal loss that is part of the normal aging process (starting about age 30). "

Last week Brad DeLong quoted James Fallows on the decline of Bush's speaking ability over the past ten years. Video here


Eek,,,brain cells POP POP POP.


And Blogitics looks at Bush looking the other way on Border Security

"Bush tonight, on the security of U.S. borders:
We're increasing the border security of the United States. We've got 1,000 more Border Patrol agents on the Southern border. We're using new equipment, we're using unmanned vehicles to spot people coming across. And we'll continue to do so over the next four years. It's a subject I'm very familiar with. After all, I was a border governor for a while.
From Time Magazine, only about a month ago:
The U.S.'s borders, rather than becoming more secure since 9/11, have grown even more porous"

An increase from pathetic is ok I guess, but what's taking so long - lack of brain cells oh yeah...

And we'll point you to the Talent Show for some good points regarding The WingNuts pointless screaming fits about Kerry saying

"GAAAAAYYYY DAAAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHTTTER "

Typical... as they got nothing else but a busted Monkey.




Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Monkey Stays on Tree Thanx To Serious Meds...


(live Monkey blogging)

Monkey appears to be on Happy Drugs... His eyes are twinkling...

Monkey chuckles and lies about not saying he wasn't worried about Osama
(Dammed Double negatives)

“I don’t think I ever said I’m not worried about Osama Bin Laden. It’s kind of one of those… ex-agg-er-ations.”
Reeeeeaaallly??

“I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run.” March 2002 (video)
A Monkey Pox question... monkey scratches his butt, stumbles but recovers with the help of a small sharp stick. Then Monkey purrs: We relied on England - not my fault, errrr but Canada (you mean that 3rd world country right ?) is working with us to provide drugs.....

errr, Rove whispers, "Die as we want you to, you misguided puppets."

Monkey reaches deep into to his ass and with a smile starts throwing shit.

Paygo Paygo: The Island that Monkey came from, right?

Detailed budget bomb?

The Monkey Hunter Smacks Monkey Down.

Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country.
Snap - Smack Pow,, The Crowd cheers..then Facts begin flying....

Fact Fact. Fact,,Monkey Saying EEKK EEEKK-- Fact TACT FACT

Then Monkey squawks "Let me Talk to the workers" you Got money in your pockets...

From the outside a roar builds and the workers scream back
NO I DON"T !

The Hunter Pulls out some more FACTS FACTS FACTS FATCS......
Pow ,, MOnkey interrupts and slings some crap about and yells

LIBERAL LIBERAL LIBERAL

wow MOnkey is on message but monkey is starting to lose it.

Questioned about Gayness and Monkey squirms - We like em BUT,,,, No GAY marrige. Just then POP his handers hand comes out of his ass.

The Hunter yells GAAAAAY DAAAAUGHTER
Then makes Perfect sense about not discriminating. Smack

I'll take SIN for 100 alex...
The Hunter easily pushes off the branch of SIN

MOnkey starts chucking about aborted babies and we on this side of the cage are a bit sick of this little peice of crap throwing shithead.
Then with a pissy Chimpy smirk he says we need
Suck Don't Fuck programs?.....Total Anti Sex league ?
Another Question for Monkey,,,,

Question : Health care cost - why so high Monkey?

- I DIDN"T DO IT
yada yada dyad dboya po lain neit git git la la poo...
technology....not my fault...
buggy and horse days,,,? mexxed missages

The Hunter punches the chimp with bagful O'FACTS

The Monkey jumps, tail caught under his foot, OOO wants to... to.. to... ok got it.. Bash the Hunter about his Record but the Hunter Slaps back with More FACTS - Monkey is WRONG....

Happy drugs seem to be wearing off Monkey...

Stumbles as he almost pisses on the Media,,,, ooops,,,,,,
"In all due respect, I‘m not so sure it‘s credible to quote leading news organizations about—oh, never mind."
Canada Sucks, Bad health Care,,
The Hunter Hits him in the Vetrans Administration,
The Monkey is stunned but still on the tree,,,,

MOnkey - Says BOO to the old ladies on the Bench,,and then sprays at their kids,,,

Monkey starts yapping about im imigration bla bla bla,,,,,, ZZZZZZ ,,,,,,
Huh,, wake up,,,,, Monkey still looks calm,, stupid but calm,,
Monkey is asked:
what about the minimum Wage? - Answers about Education.
Stupid Monkey

Is a stick up his butt? Straight and Tall MOnkey.. Smile,, you are the Presnit remember...

MOnkey says " We have unleashed the armies of compassion"
And let loose the bombs of peace. Then he shits his pants with glee, the warmest flowing over his godless body...

The spectators are shocked when the Hunter compliments Monkey who then puts his head to one side and thinks he might be hearing voices again.

Monkey's biggest disappointment - working, work, talk, issue, continue to continue, divided in 2000 pretty divided we are in a period --OBGYN's? naw...

Heh heh,, heh goes the Monkey heh heh,,
Question: What about your Mate, what does she say to ya?
Monkey shrugs and says:
I gotta Stand up Straight and not scowl, heh heh he heh,,,
then MOnkey tries to tell a story - I lie to laura just like I lie to everybody. He gets gushy about good ole laura...ah,,,ignorance is bliss....Jungle Love you're Driving me crazy , crazy crazy,,,

With grace and skill the Hunter steps up and silences the silly song, explaining to the little Monkey that both of us/them married UP ,,, Monkey looks mad,,doesn't like that at all. He is Big Monkey of the house God Dammit!

The End is near...Thankgod cuz this post is f'ing long.
The Hunter approaches the crowd and speaks:
This country is F'ing split, I can Fix it. We can make things better. I can do better than a MOnkey. Geez anyone can - the past four years have been a bloody train-wreck.

Still on his Happy Drugs Monkey is super mellow, it's a mellow mood...
Monkey speaks : In my cage we have a picture, It reminds me of a story - he breaks into Song...
Sunrise, Sunset
Sunrise, Sunset
Swift Boats Ply Your Fears
One season following Bin Laden,
Then off to Iraq La la La

What words of wisdom can I give them?
La la la la labla bla bla...

The cage fills with Boos and the crowd starts throwing the Monkey's Crap right back At him.

Stupid Sad little retarded MOnkey




Pre Debate Monkey Watch


MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell sets a low 2 inch bar for Monkey at tonights debate.

He should be able to swing that.


________________


Chimpdate: Monkey may be wearing "shock collar" to control anger.





Monkey takes crap on Rules of Discourse


Manipulating and distorting pretty much everything that Camp Kerry says is the standard method of operation for BushCo.

Like spinning "Nuisance"
or my favorite spin
"The Global Test"

Philosoraptor takes on the "Global Test" with a decent respect to the opinions of mankind and has the best and simplest explanation of how BushCo just rips apart the natural order of discourse.

The Global Test
Or
John Kerry, Game-Theoretical Semantics and Thomas Jefferson, Liberal Weenie

" The well-known rule of discourse (reflected in game-theoretical semantics) is that if Person A says something vague or ambiguous and Person B doesn't understand it, then Person B is free to ask for clarification but it is Person A's right/responsibility to do the clarifying, not Person B's.

So, for example, if you ask me who I was on the phone with and I say nobody, you could, if you were so inclined, ask me whether I meant that (a) I was on the phone with someone whose identity I didn't care to disclose or that (b) I wasn't on the phone with anyone at all (that is, that I was just talking to a dead line). But you would not get to choose one of these interpretations for yourself. And you surely are not entitled to arbitrarily choose one interpretation and then go around telling people that's what I meant."

That is, if I say something that is unclear, then it's my right/responsibility to explain what I mean. You do not get to choose the worst or weirdest interpretation and then claim that that's what I said/meant. As Peirce points out, all human communication this side of pure number theory is rife with vagueness. We live with it all the time, it's essential for communicating about most things, and we all when we are being civil to each other know how to deal with it: we ask utterers to clarify their utterances.
It amazes me that some %45 of Americans can't see this or don't care that they are being manipulated by the Not So Swift Little Monkey.

As we all know it's clear that BushCo is dependent on WORDS - Spinning the Words that is.




Debate 3 - Morning Video


Watch out Bushy Boy!

Don't mess with Bubbie!

NJDC Victory Fund brings us Bubbie Vs Bush




The Sinclair Affair


Seems like every blog has this story so I wasn't going to post anythng regarding it but I appear to be duty bound to spread the word to those who may not have heard.

As such I'll point you to Hardball's David Shuster first to get the jist of the story and what I'd say is the basic "hey this is not news" argument.

Sinclair's sin

Imagine if the CBS television network pre-empted '60 Minutes' this Sunday and broadcast Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11.' Many of you might be thrilled. But many of you would be disgusted and outraged, calling it a deliberate, misleading, and unfair ploy to impact the presidential election at the very end.

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. isn't CBS. But Sinclair does own 62 television stations, including 35 affiliated with the major broadcast networks. (20 Fox stations, 8 ABC, 4 NBC, and 3 CBS.) And Sinclair is ordering all of its stations to pre-empt regular programming and run, as early as this weekend, a partisan documentary about John Kerry titled 'Stolen Honor.'

The film attacks Kerry for his anti-war activism after he returned home from Vietnam more than 35 years ago. Mark Hyman, a spokesman for Sinclair, says "the documentary is just part of a special news event that we're putting together." Actually, it's not a news event. The film was released, (and picked apart) at a press conference five weeks ago.


David always trys hard to be objective and ya gotta give him a lot of credit for that.

Some of my colleagues have made an issue out of Sinclair's partisan history. 97 percent of their political contributions have gone to Republicans, they sent a team to Iraq to find the "good news" the rest of the media wasn't reporting, and etc.

But my issue with Sinclair is in regards to this film... and Sinclair's intention to run the film "as is." Without a major overhaul, this film should be rejected... and it has to do with journalism's requirement that you "get the facts right."
Since he won't give it to ya, here is the etc. and some more here and yes more here and even more with suggestions for action

and from Kos the Sinclair clearing house

I agree that we have to take action, Sinclair is despicable.

but something doesn't smell right.

I'm just not sure if Rove wants us to make a big stink or not over this. Was he counting on this uproar? Sure seems like it. How could anyone not expect it. It sure gives the film publicity and the story takes up a couple news cycles right before the debate. Heck, with the correct massaging it could be a big deal right up till election day.

But why would Rove have orchestrated this to come out the day before the debate? If you wanted to keep the story alive for a few days or a week , you certainly don't cause a big stink the day before the news cycle will naturally turn to the debates. Maybe Bushco has sent the minions "mexed missages,,,mixed messages" and they screwed up the timing something fierce. Or maybe we're still missing a piece to this October surprise puzzle.





Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Iran. Wrong War , Wrong Time.



Update Oct 15th.
Ok, I did some more digging and have found that TBRNEWS.org is an Anti Semitic Disinformation clearing house.
as disinfopedia says

The Barnes Report is an anti-Semitic web site whose primary propaganda goal is disparagement of Jews and denial that the Nazi Holocaust ever occurred.
I must apologize for even posting anything from these idiots- even as a look at the far side.. I got snookered, But for posterity's sake I've left the post up but have struck thru the now known bullshit.


*****

The super
far left Lunatic disinformation Nazi's at TBR news brings us the

Voice of the White House ( link Removed )


These are comments from an alleged reporter assigned to the White House press corps who suppossedly emails tbrnews from time to time. It's all pretty far out there and hard to take as fact but it's fun to take a look now and then.

“...We are about to embark on another war! Yes, it has been decided and carefully planned. Who are we going to war with? Iran.

The U.S. has no troops available for an Iranian adventure and the Israelis would rather not lose any warm bodies so…it has been firmly decided that both Israel and the U.S. will launch a surprise attack against 1., Iranian missile sites, 2. Iranian nuclear facilities and 3. the leadership of Iran located in and around Tehran. How will this be done? By aircraft attack using U.S. developed “smart bombs” and the so-called “bunker-buster” bombs designed to destroy underground reinforced concrete facilities .We just sent these to Israel. Because of the political ramifications, the Israelis will conduct the main strikes, supported by U.S. aircraft as needed.
...
This attack has the full support of the President who wants it launched before the elections. He can then make a speech to the American people stating that the evil Iranian nuclear weaponry has been destroyed by the Israelis with the full cooperation of his government as part of his heroic war against terrorists. Believe me, that speech has already been written and I have seen a copy of it. The brass here feels that this will have a tremendous impact on the American people, just before the elections.... The brass is literally rubbing it’s hands and drooling over what they see as Bush’s Final Victory....a negative report copy from someone in the Pentagon [who is not going to get promoted] that says if the Iranians get wind of this little game, they might strike first and they might also realize that large numbers of vulnerable American troops are concentrated inside Iraqi cities, prime targets for a nuclear tactical attack. (October 10, 2004)
Ok, that's F'ing scary. But it's a super far left Total Bullshit site so we can discount it, right?. UPDATED :YES We wouldn't find anything from respectable media that might allude to this, would we?

continued here with real news





Hmm, from Newsweek we find

War-Gaming the Mullahs
The U.S. weighs the price of a pre-emptive strike

... Iran is among the president's "Axis of Evil." Israel, which has long regarded Iran as a more dire threat than Iraq, is making thinly veiled threats of a unilateral pre-emptive attack, like its 1981 airstrike against Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor. "If the state decides that a military solution is required, then the military has to provide a solution," said Israel's new Air Force chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Elyezer Shkedy, in a newspaper interview last week. "For obvious reasons," he added, "we aren't going to speak of specifics." U.S. defense experts doubt that Israel can pull it off. Iran's facilities (which it insists are for peaceful purposes) are at the far edge of combat range for Israel's aircraft; They're also widely dispersed and, in many cases, deep underground.

But America certainly could do it—and has given the idea some serious thought. "The U.S. capability to make a mess of Iran's nuclear infrastructure is formidable," says veteran Mideast analyst Geoffrey Kemp. "The question is, what then?" NEWSWEEK has learned that the CIA and DIA have war-gamed the likely consequences of a U.S. pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. No one liked the outcome. As an Air Force source tells it, "The war games were unsuccessful at preventing the conflict from escalating." -- Sept. 27 issue

Wow...
What about a Far Right Newspaper like the Washington Times?
Well Martin Sieff UPI Senior News Analyst has a commentary.

Iran's war threat is very real - (United Press International)
"...Full-scale war between the United States and Iran may be far closer than the American public might imagine. "

For Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani Wednesday warned frankly and openly that if his military commanders believed the United States was serious about attacking his country to destroy its nuclear power facility at Bushehr, or to topple its Islamic theocratic form of government, they would not sit back passively and wait for the U.S. armed forces to strike the first blow, as President Saddam Hussein in neighboring Iraq did in March 2003. They would strike first.
...
" (Charles) Krauthammer advocated in his July 23 column: to use the new, "strong fortress" of pro-American Iraq as the launch point to destabilize and topple the Islamic Republic of Iran"
...
"In reality, however, Iraq is anything but a 'strong fortress.' The embattled U.S. troops there are hunkered down, on the defensive, an undermanned, over-stretched, over-worked exhausted force isolated in a nation that has almost universally rejected them and about which they were deceived and given no adequate preparation whatsoever.

Indeed, if a full-scale war broke out with Iran, the United States might even have to send in hundreds of thousands of more troops to relieve and rescue its current over-extended force in Iraq, or go nuclear, or implement both extreme options in order to prevent current U.S. forces there from being cut off and even possibly over-run.

Shamkhani Wednesday made clear that this possibility had already occurred to his own military planners in Tehran. 'The U.S. military presence will not become an element of strength at our expense,' he said. 'The opposite is true because their forces would turn into a hostage.'

Shamkhani also made very clear that his country would regard any pre-emptive strike against the Bushehr reactor as a casus belli: sufficient cause to unleash full-scale, unrestricted war against the United States. 'We will consider any strike against our nuclear installations as an attack on Iran as a whole and we will retaliate with all our strength,' he said." --- Aug. 19 (UPI)
Ok, before you get your panties in a bunch or ya start to stock up on food, water and lest we not forget Duct tape, take a look at the dates (which I put at the end of each article clipping).

You might just say the "White House reporter" simply reads the Washington Times and Newsweek and has a vivid imagination. OR is a disinformation asshole.

But the reality is that "someone" up in the high reaches of the BushCo tower is certainly playing with the Idea of a Pre-emptive attack on Iran. We all know what happens when they get an Idea about something...

Now where is that "Duct Tape"?




Monday, October 11, 2004

aRRG - isn't anyone guarding the door?


Ummm..

UN: Iraqi Nuclear-Related Materials Have Vanished
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons are disappearing from Iraq (news - web sites) but neither Baghdad nor Washington appears to have noticed, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency reported on Monday.

Satellite imagery shows that entire buildings in Iraq have been dismantled. They once housed high-precision equipment that could help a government or terror group make nuclear bombs, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report to the U.N. Security Council.

Christ on a crutch -

feel safer?

This EEEK via Mark Kleiman




Chimp Whisper - The Conclusion


The "The Shuster commission" gets to the bottom of Chimp Whispserer Gate

After a weekend of reading about it on the web, and hearing my very own relatives discuss it... this afternoon I conducted a 'formal investigation' into the mysterious box that appeared in the middle of President Bush's back during the first presidential debate. 'The Shuster commission' considered this story with an open mind... 'The commission' (comprised of 'me, myself, and I') was open to the possibility the President 'was wired electronically or otherwise'... but also open to the claim that the photos were 'a hoax.' The Shuster commission report has three sections. (1) Methods; (2) Results; (3) Conclusions"

And the conclusion
The image of a "mysterious box" or "form bunching up" under the President's suit jacket was...


Just go read it here.




Monday Night Vids


3 for ya tonight.

MoveonPac's new Ad "Mistakes" by Rob Reiner


SlamBush Slams Bush
Wow... speechless... I am... the technology is cool.


And something we all keep saying and sayin and saying and saying
        "He Can't Do That"




Monday Grabby Baggy


Sid's Fishbowl: "Miserable Failure' - a new video "

God is pissed at Florida, really.

and some more on the Chimp Whisperer from Hullabaloo

The New York Times - Magazine Kerry's Undeclared War:

"The camera captures Congressional aides and visitors, clearly distraught and holding onto one another, streaming down the back steps of the Capitol building in near panic, following the bellowed instructions of anxious police. Off to one side of the screen, there is Kerry, alone, his long legs carrying him calmly down the steps, his neck craning toward the sky, as if he were watching a gathering rainstorm. His face and demeanor appear unworried.


Dreading Scott - He wasn't aborted
The Washington Monthly: "DRED SCOTT EXPLAINED....Huh?
'Dred Scott' is code for 'Roe v. Wade'? That flew right over this blue-stater's head, but it does explain one of the more bizarro aspects of last night's debate.
Damn. It's really hard to keep up with these guys."




Sunday, October 10, 2004

Adding to the Terror Fight


I've always thought intelligence was key to fighting terrorists. But not "intelligence" like Bushy boy means - "ya'll know those guesses, that them bunch of smart people give me" - but rather the actual smarts of those smart people.

I'm not the only one who thinks so - as we see in this article.

Mathematicians Offer Help in Terror Fight:

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - A small group of thinking men and women convened at Rutgers University last month to consider how order theory — a branch of abstract mathematics that deals with hierarchical relationships — could be applied to the war on terror.
It's good to have a brain to fight terror with because...
"Terrorism takes brains. You don't need political influence, military might or economic resources to plant bombs or take hostages; but without brains, terrorism is nothing more than random violence.

Consider al-Qaida's attack on New York City and Washington, D.C., three years ago. It required a force of only 20 men armed with box cutters, yet it was so brilliantly conceived, meticulously planned and keenly attuned to global politics that it changed the world.

'Terrorism is a thinking man's game,' said terror expert Gordon Woo. "

And to fight a thinking man's game you must be a thinking man yourself.

That seals it - we're screwed

Sure, Bush said he "came to play"...
        but certainly not a "thinking man's" game.

That's not a game he's prepared to play.





Saturday, October 09, 2004

Saturday Morning Funnies


A little jazzy tune about Hard Work to wake ya up
by Harry Shearer (via futurballa)


And now that you're awake - Try a Test Vote in Florida
--- Why worry...eh?

First shipment of negative ads arrives in AFGHANISTAN
From the borowitz report


From Blogtics we have our required Daily Show clip.


And in a bit of funny TRUTH, we find this morning - Bush Has Wood.

Joke:
How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a lightbulb?


The Answer is TEN:
1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed
2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs
to be changed
3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb
4. One to tell the nations of the world that they are either: 'For
changing the light bulb or for darkness'
5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Haliburton for the
new light bulb
6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing
on a stepladder under the banner 'Light! Bulb Change Accomplished'
7. One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in
detail how Bush was literally 'in the dark'
8. One to viciously smear #7
9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush
has had a strong light bulb-changing policy all along
10. And finally one to confuse Americans about the difference between
screwing a light bulb and screwing the country."(Via the Daily Kos ")




Friday, October 08, 2004

Grrr Mad Monkey - Bedtime for Bonzo


Grrr...Monkey is Mad...

He's chucking Shit everywhere. Grrr...Angry Monkey... At least the monkey handlers nailed his tail to the tree this time. Red monkey eyes ablaze - he's bouncing off the walls. His shrill petulant screech rings in the ears of the viewers.

The crowd around the cage is stepping back a bit - it's getting a bit dirty.

The Monkey Hunter is sharp and on the attack - easily fending off the ever increasing gobs of flying poo...With a Whip and Smack here and there Monkey begins to calm down - he even scratches his ass with a stick.

Then, outta nowhere, he waves his arms and starts throwing more crap. This time he charges right at the Tour Guide. This isn't gonna stand.

The Monkey Hunter smacks him with a wet newspaper and Monkey scurries to the corner and sits in a pool of blood and oil.

Someone in the crowd asks Monkey to justify himself - simply name 3 mistakes.
"Just Three" comes a grand satirical roar from the crowd...

Monkey screams "GRR ARGG roaaoor ooopa bla" - which in "Idiot" means "Hey I never made any mistakes"

The Monkey Hunter shoves the little smirky chimps face in the MOnkey-made mess, all the whilst calmly repremanding the silly Monkey for making those stupid nonsense sounds.

Viewing time is coming to a close - it's Monkey's Bedtime -

Bedtime for Bonzo...

The Monkey Hunter comes away clean and explains that the monkey we have just seen here is the rare Neo Two Wild Ill-Faced Tweasel Con Monkey

the NEO TWIT CON
- We shouldn't let him scare us, Monkey just needs to be replaced - he is ill, mad they say. Our Cage Needs Cleaning and this Monkey is not the one who will carry the water.

Monkey's turn. he swings up to the bars, Flag wrapped around his shit covered body, screeching and pleading to stay on view.

if he'd only he could read...read the sign on the bars that says




"exhibit closing Nov 3rd - limited viewing only until January 2005"


Poor Stupid Monkey.




We've got battling green eye shades - HUH?


Ok sometimes I don't understand the man but this is just plain weird.
Am I missing something here?
Is this some old Texas saying like "fool me once,,shame on ... ... shame on you...you fool me you can't get fooled again.. "

"He says, well, he's going to raise the taxes on the rich -- that's what he said-- the top two brackets. That raises, he says $800 billion; we say $600 billion. We've got battling green eye shades."
George Bush

What in the hell does this mean ?

Maybe visors like the ones card dealers, and bookies have ?

Sure like the little visors the numbers guys might wear in a movie?

Gambling with our future George?

ARRRGGGG.....





Pre Debate Fun


A little quiz to start the night.

Bush Debate Bingo.Bush Debate Bingo
Print it out... play it... have some fun...

Ok, and here's the new Jib Jab thingy

And for the Debate enjoy the Live Blogging stylings of Keith Olbermann with the Blow-by-blow of the Hooey in St. Looie




Terror or Re-Election Alerts


Alert Alert Monkey is down in the Polls.

Terror Alert ------ Terror Alert

Cornell News:

Terrorist warnings boost Bush approval ratings: "Government terrorist warnings boost President Bush's approval ratings, a Cornell sociologist finds
Evidence you say... how about this:
Sept 30th we had this little terror alert in our paper here in San Diego.
September 30, 2004
A man arrested by U.S. authorities in Iraq had a computer disk in his possession containing a public report downloaded from a U.S. Department of Education Web site on crisis planning in school districts, including San Diego Unified.

Funny thing the Same Alert is now a nation-wide issue on the Day of the 2nd Debate - Oct 8th.

hmm, walks like a duck doesn't it.




Monkey on his Back


From Salon.com News - Bush's mystery bulge


"The president is not known to wear a back brace, and it's safe to say he wasn't packing. So was the bulge under his well-tailored jacket a hidden receiver, picking up transmissions from someone offstage feeding the president answers through a hidden earpiece? Did the device explain why the normally ramrod-straight president seemed hunched over during much of the debate? "

So what was it? Jacob McKenna, a spyware expert and the owner of the Spy Store, a high-tech surveillance shop in Spokane, Wash., looked at the Bush image on his computer monitor. "There's certainly something on his back, and it appears to be electronic," he said. McKenna said that, given its shape, the bulge could be the inductor portion of a two-way push-to-talk system. McKenna noted that such a system makes use of a tiny microchip-based earplug radio that is pushed way down into the ear canal, where it is virtually invisible. He also said a weak signal could be scrambled and be undetected by another broadcaster.


Not that shocking if it's true.

But will Monkey fly without a net tonight?




Monkey Papers


Re-Applying for President. We'll need some information.

Let's have a look at that resume.


Hmm...

Next please.




MBSNBC emulates Faux


MSNBC today jumped into the fray and joined the ranks of the Fake News providers.
Oliver Willis catches them red handed.




YellaDog rounds up the past weeks Real News outlets ventures into Fake News.

The Talent Show has some comments on this too.

What is going on here?

UPDATE - Pointed out in the comments at the Talent Show, the number 300,000 is the Sum of the 2 previous months numbers plus this last months numbers. But as Greg points out the number is still wrong. It should be no more than 282,000 jobs.

Even with this being the case the Headline is misleading.
"300,000 New Jobs"
This is unaceptable on the day when the jobs report comes out.

This smacks of the same misleading manipulation of information that BushCo tries to pull on every issue. Cite a fact but put in within a context that is not appropriate to the facts.

The headline should have read
"92,000 New Jobs this month - 282,000 over last 3 months"


Could we have some Rovian Hackers testing the systems for Nov 2?
Yes but this one doesn't seem to be one of these attempts.

This is just a partisan manipulation of the headlines.




Thursday, October 07, 2004

Election is over - took place today


Who would have figured it?

The Election took place today and Bush won.

Huh? you say. Yup a tv station has reported it.

thanx to atrios we link to


Boing Boing: TV station reports that Bush has been elected President

"Thursday, October 7, 2004TV station reports that Bush has been elected President
WBAY TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin is running an AP article reporting that Bush has won the election, weeks before the election is to take place.

At this hour, President Bush has won re-election as president by a 47 percent to 43 percent margin in the popular vote nationwide. Ralph Nader has 1 percent of the vote nationwide. That's with 51 percent of the precincts reporting.


Click here for the screen shot of this frightening glimpse into the future.

UPdate: Now it's spread to Ohio too. via Pandagon.net




You have got to be kidding me !


Ok, so we need to be safer right? We need to protect our airports and public buildings right? Even the far right wing would concede that right?

Not so fast there cowboy - you need to back up a bit. In Washington DC the far right gun nuts have decided for us that we don't need no stinking protection, we'll just protect ourselves.

As FarrFeed points out:

"Bring Your Guns to the Airport, It's Now LEGAL in D.C.
Yes, after Dec. 1, you can legally carry a loaded pistol or your favorite Bowie knife on the grounds and parking lots of Reagan National and Dulles International Airports in the nation's capitol. I am not making this up, read the Washington Post story."
The Story from the Post notes
Before yesterday's action, the authority barred anyone from carrying what it defined as dangerous weapons -- including firearms, knives with blades longer than four inches, bows and arrows and even sandbags -- from all airport property. That covered parking garages, access roads and several highways near Dulles, including parts of the Dulles Toll Road, Route 28 and the Dulles Greenway.

Gun rights groups said the rules at area airports are still too restrictive. Philip Van Cleave president of the Virginia Citizens' Defense League, ... said people should be able to carry their guns into the terminals.
Man this just makes my head hurt.
The lack of common sense is staggering.




Thursday Morning Videos


Via World of Crap via I'm just saying we are presented with Dick's Heart Attack

Next we have Satan's endorsement for BushCo ---- via Satan's personal page.

"I'm a people person mostly. I'm into owning their souls and stuff " - Satan.
And last we have again via "I'm just saying" - a little bit of This and That




Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Olbermann - round-by-round


Keith scores the Veep debate round by round - blow by blow:

"Round one: Cheney receives about the Paul Bremer and Donald Rumsfeld comments. Cheney deflects by saying thank you. Unexpected. Cheney dodges, mentions 9/11,starts to tell the entire history of terror, uses terror or terrorists eight times. Uses Nexus - minus one point. Edwards cordially punches Cheney right in the Baghdad, you are not being straight with the American people. One point to Edwards."...

"Round fourteen: Cheney receives. Trial lawyers - is Cheney saying Edwards is part of the problem? Nice banter with Ifill. Warm laughter. Point to Cheney. Cheney brings up OB-GYN’s. Oh no! Not another “practice their love”? Cheney doesn’t slip on wet spot left by Bush faux pas. Doesn’t attack lawyers, defends doctors. Point to Cheney. "

And a scoring update by Olbermann due to a technical foul by Cheney.




Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Adult Chimp takes shot to the nuts.


Smack right under the bannana,,,,,,,,,,,

EDWARDS: The vice president and president like to talk about their experience on the campaign trail. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Millions have fallen into poverty. Family incomes are down, while the cost of everything is going up.

Medical costs are up the highest they've ever been over the last four years. We have this mess in Iraq.

Mr. Vice President, I don't think the country can take four more years of this kind of experience.
Thump !- to his hairy knees he goes.

And furthermore Josh Marshall points out a major bit of crap the grown-up monkey stepped in.




Adult Chimpanzee Attempts Cage Cleaning


Dick (Go F*&@ yourself) Cheney, Vice BushCo Smarter Grownup Chimpanzee attempts some cage cleaning of the serious mess left by Monkey in last weeks debate.

Vice Monkey tries but fails.

Falls back on Fear

and

has very a loose grasp on reality.

Cheney: Concern about Iraq specifically focused on the fact that Saddam Hussein had been, for years, listed on the state sponsor of terror,

...and he had an established relationship with al Qaeda.

Reeeeaalllyy
Edwards:And these connections -- I want the American people to hear this very clearly. Listen carefully to what the vice president is saying. Because there is no connection between Saddam Hussein and the attacks of September 11th -- period.

The 9/11 Commission has said that's true. Colin Powell has said it's true. But the vice president keeps suggesting that there is. There is not. And, in fact, any connection with al Qaeda is tenuous at best.

and lets not forget Rummy
Edwards:And, in fact, the secretary of defense said yesterday that he knows of no hard evidence of the connection.


They may Spin that the Adult Chimpanzee cleaned up the cage but really he just painted it over with bloody rose colored paint.













2 Winger Attacks Simple to Swat


It's surprising that the two main attacks aren't being swatted back swiftly and with tremendous force.

It's really simply, really it is.

$87 billion response.

Why did President Bush oppose and threaten to Veto the first $87 billion Bill to support our troops?

Global test Response

Mr. President, by "Global Test" do you mean "A decent respect to the opinions of mankind..." ?

A bit of context

The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.




And now for something completely Bias


Ron Insana, back on Sept 16th, wrote on MSNBC's Hardblogger-

I am not political analyst but I do believe the markets are very good barometers of where the country is both economically, politically and socially.

As you know by now, I am a believer that markets help us predict future outcomes. And in the case of the presidential race, the market has placed its bet squarely on George W. Bush. And not on John Kerry. And that's not a preferential statement... it is just a statement of fact.
After the debates, after Monkey fell off his tree - the market didn't react - or rather didn't plummet that is.

Insana just can't understand how his theory has fallen apart.

"So, all of a sudden the stock market starts rallying even though George Bush is slipping in the polls.

Newsweek, and Gallup/USA Today now have the presidential race as a statistical dead heat with John Kerry holding a slight lead. And yet stocks are going up despite the fact that it is presumed Wall Street always prefers an incumbent victory.

The Iowa electronic presidential futures show Bush plunging and Kerry spiking up, though not yet even... but again, even this market-based statistic is being ignored.
Maybe the market figures the Republicans will retain effective control of Congress. Over the last 150 years or so, a Democrat as president with a GOP Congress actually provides the best returns for the stock market on an annual basis.

Or maybe the market is suddenly more optimistic about the economy: oil prices are slipping, long-term interest rates are going up and commodity prices are firming all signs that, once again, the markets have changed their mind about the immediate future.

Or maybe they're all simply hoping for President Bush to pull out an 'October Surprise' that will electrify the electorate and swing the polls once again.
In any event... it's rare to see this much direction changing within a set of boundaries so tight."
Maybe it's because the theory was crap in the first place?

Maybe it's simply that the market is a bunch of greedy gamblers who wager on the futures of everyday people and now they see they can make a buck whether or not Monkey is re-elected...

Maybe it's because Insana is a partisan hack, shilling for BushCo?

Maybe Ron is freaking out cuz he put a ton of $$$ on BushCo with Trade Sports.

OH Poor Ron.

Maybe it's simply that those speculators/investors/gamblers simply realized that an intelligent statesman is a better choice than a stupid Monkey with crap all over himself.




Monday, October 04, 2004

When Ya Got Nothing


What do ya do when you have nothing to run on?

Scare the crap outta people.

See a great video by Brennan Houlihan of hilarious yet very disturbing convention speak.

EEK!

and just for fun check this Bush-Orwell attack ad from MiniTrue.




Sunday, October 03, 2004

Sunday Brain Squeezer


This this bit of TV trivia is really hard to wrap your head around but once you get it, it's completly staggering. Via Atrios

As explained by August J. Pollak

My head just exploded

I absolutely love things like this. Brace yourself, this one's a bit complicated.

Okay, so there was once this medical drama on TV called St. Elsewhere. It was before my time, but I know of it; probably a lot of you know what I'm talking about. The series, to much controversy, ended its final episode by revealing that the entire series- the characters, the story, everything- was in fact the dream of a dying autsitic child named Tommy Westphall.

A strange concept in itself, but wait- this just gets better.

This website has started tracking an interesting "gimmick" of television- crossovers. For example, a character on one show appears not just as the same actor, but actually the same character. Like, say, Michael Richards as Kramer appearing on an episode of Mad About You. It's a gimmick, but it also suggests, logically, that Mad About You and Seinfeld exist in the same "universe" of story continuity.

...

So this website, by means of a Kevin-Bacon-style relationship of crossovers, has logically linked one hundred and sixty-two television series as existing in the same universe of continuity... and therefore are all the creation of the autistic Tommy Westphall.

In other words, in a very subtle, but logically solid way, Tom Fontana has technically implied that over 160 television shows are complete figments of one of his own characters' imagination.


Whew...




Rice singing same old song


Administration Was Right in Arguing Saddam Posed Nuclear Threat, Rice Says - AP:

"But two years later, Rice insisted she has no regrets about how the administration portrayed what it believed was a dangerous threat posed by Saddam.

'I stand by to this day the correctness of the decision to take seriously an intelligence assessment that Saddam Hussein would likely have a nuclear weapon' if action wasn't taken.

'We were all unhappy that the intelligence was not as good as we had thought that it was. But the essential judgment was absolutely right. Saddam Hussein was a threat,' she said.

Later, in an interview on CNN's 'Late Edition,' Rice said, 'If you underestimate the nuclear threat of a tyrant, you make a really big mistake.'

A New York Times story Sunday quoted four CIA officials and a senior administration official as saying that Rice and her staff had been told in 2001 that Energy Department experts believed the tubes were probably intended for small artillery rockets - and not nuclear weapons.

Read the Times Article here.

Rice said she learned of objections by the Energy Department only after making her 2002 comments.

During a CNN interview in 2002, Rice said the tubes were 'really only suited for nuclear weapons programs.' In bolstering the administration's argument of the threat the nation faced, she added: 'We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.'
The Kerry campaign said the latest debate over flawed prewar intelligence only furthers its contention that the administration misled the country into invading Iraq.

'What the Times article is saying is that the top nuclear experts in the country said those aluminum tubes were not for nuclear weapons, and that this was suppressed by the administration, "

It's simply a reality disconnect BushCo suffers from.




Saturday, October 02, 2004

Bush Debate Bingo


"After four years of listening to George W. Bush, you know how easy it is to tune him out. But have a new reason for you to pay attention -- Bush Debate Bingo.
Bush Debate Bingo:

Print it out... play it... have some fun...




Friday, October 01, 2004

friday night around the horn


James Wolcott flips Bush the Bird.

Fox news makes up stories and this time gets caught thanx to Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo

The Talent Show has Bush's Debate Notes

World of Crap rips apart the Bush Team Leaders post- Debate Email uh...spin job... from BushCo

The DNC Brings you Bush vs Reality ---- (Real Player version)
Round 1 here --- Round 2 here

And


The Two Faces of Bush