Saturday, April 29, 2006

Lieberman did what?

Wow, who would have thought that the biggest republican in the democratic party would accuse the White House of anything but being the best damn bunch of guys he ever met, but somehow Joe Lieberman got Bush's dick out of his mouth long enough to accuse the White House of stonewalling the Hurricane Katrina response investigation.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., accused the White House on Thursday of not only failing to cooperate with the Senate's Hurricane Katrina investigation, but of telling key federal agencies not to turn over documents that he said could have shed light on the botched federal response to the nation's worst natural disaster.
What on earth could stop Holy Joe from his usual routine of being the administration's bitch? Could he be trying to gain a little bit of democratic cred now that he's facing a primary challenge?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

New Blog Renter

There's nothing funny or snarky about the subject matter of my latest blog renter. The subject is the genocidal nightmare in Darfur. With all of the bullshit going on in our country and the world, much though not all of which can be traced to the blunderings and corruption of the Bush administration, it's easy to overlook yet another human rights catastrophe in some part of the world that we Americans don't think of too often. So if you're not completely outrage fatigued, please drop by Darfur: An Unforgivable Hell on Earth by clicking on the thumbnail to the right, and get some fresh new outrage.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Meet the new boss...

...same as the old boss. I thought after we didn't find those WMDs in Iraq that the new reason we're at war was to liberate the Iraqi people from an evil regime. Looks like that's worked out real well.

Another Bush Remix

It's a sorry state of affairs when our president needs to be remixed in order to sound right. This is from the same folks that remixed Bush to sing Sunday Bloody Sundy, Imagine and White Lines.

Friday, April 21, 2006

That's Hot

Check out Planned Parenthood Golden Gate's hot new safe sex PSA. It's already running on MTV and MySpace, and tonight Bill O'Reilly is going to bash it on his show. I'd love to hear mister dildo and falafel things get all high and mighty about why teens shouldn't have sex as if his sleazy ass has a moral leg to stand on with that.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States...

No writup needed. Just watch this.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hey hey my my

Despite the fact that I haven't picked up one of his albums since Ragged Glory, I've always had an appreciation for Neil Young. He's had an incredibly long and prolific career exploring many dimensions of music from beautiful country ballads to blistering feedbacked guitar epics. Now just seven months after releasing Prairie Wind, he's surprised his record company and everyone else by recording a new album with an anti-war, anti-Bush theme in just over a week and is coming out soon. It features a song called "Let's Impeach the President" which apparently features samples of Bush speaking over a gospel chorus singing "flip flop, flip flop." I for one cannot wait to hear the whole thing.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Jumpin' Jesus on a pogo stick!!

Jesus has a blog and he's taking your questions.

Monday, April 17, 2006

V for Vendetta

Last night my inlaws came to babysit so that my wife and I could go to the movies and we saw V for Vendetta. I'd been wanting to see this since I heard they were making a movie about it since I was a huge fan of the comic book. Everything you've heard about it is probably true. It kicks ass. The hero is a revolutionary (called a terrorist by the state, of course) who strikes against a fascist regime which was originally written about Margaret Thatcher's England in the 80's. But the similarities to the USA of today are striking. The "Voice of London" on the official state run TV station was very much like Bill O'Reilly and Fox News. The supreme leader talks a great deal about faith and about staying in power by keeping the population in fear. Citizens are spied upon and undesirables are taken away with hoods over their faces and tortured. Needless to say, those friendly fascists at freak republic didn't like it too much. Besides the much needed message of this film that the people need to wake the fuck up and tear down regimes like this, the acting was great and the action was top notch. If you haven't seen it yet, get your ass to the theater!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Best. Protest Sign. Ever.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Pouring Gas on the Fire

All the other bloggers were talking about this weeks ago, but as I've been out of the game for a while it's been on my mind without an outlet. Yeah, I'm talking about this supposed "War on Christianity." There's not a whole lot that I can say that hasn't been said already, other than apparently the wingnut religious right is playing straight out of the republican playbook using the professional victim card. Oh, that poor majority of our country who has all three branches of government doing their bidding just can't seem to get a break these days. I am so sick of all goddamned religion. I'm tired of all the war and bloodshed and oppression because one group of wingnuts thinks their imaginary friend is better than another group's imaginary friend. So in that vein, here's a little gasoline for that fire:

Monday, April 10, 2006

Back with a new Blog Renter

Well, it looks like I'm going to try to ease myself back into this political blogging thing after a lengthy paternity leave. Besides having a baby, I've also changed jobs and the new job does not offer the same opportunity to blog at work, so I'll do what I can in terms of posting. I'm still more interested in indoctrinating our baby from a very early age with anti-republican dogma playing with my adorable baby and reading comic books than writing snarky commentary about current events that piss me off, but I'll do what I can. And speaking of snarky commentary, please pay a visit to my new blog tennent, Mr. Anthrope. Click that button to the right and enjoy. Possible NSFW language, but if your boss gives you a hard time about it, tell him to shut his cock pleaser.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

It's Official - Bush is from Bizzarro World

So the administration comes up with an assortment of lies in order to get us into this fucked up war in Iraq, including the one about Saddam trying to buy nuclear materials from Niger. Joe Wilson goes on a fact finding mission and figures out that the claim was bullshit. To get revenge, Bush authorizes Cheney to have his chief of staff to leak Wilson's wife's identity as a CIA agent to the press, thereby compromising the safety of a US intelligence agent all because he wouldn't let anything annoying like the actual truth get in the way of him going to this war that a fringe neocon thinktank has had a hardon for since the early 90's. Wilson and his wife get smeared, we go to war and find zero WMDs, Cheney's chief of staff is looking at a nice stay in prison where he can be Jack Abramoff's bitch, and the most arrogant white house in the history of this country now says that the leak was "in the public interest."
"There were irresponsible and unfounded accusations being made against the administration, suggesting that we had manipulated or misused that intelligence," said White House press secretary Scott McClellan. "Because of the public debate that was going on and some of the wild accusations that were flying around at the time, we felt it was very much in the public interest that what information could be declassified be declassified. And that's exactly what we did."
So Scotty, given that there were NO FUCKING WMD'S FOUND in Iraq, what exactly is so "irresponsible and unfounded" about pointing that fact out beforehand? What is irresponsible and unfounded is going to war where over 2000 of our soldiers have died based on complete and utter bullshit. While Bush is enjoying record low approval ratings, now finally everyday citizens are enjoying the opportunity of verbally bitchslapping him in public now. And you can just bet that the right wing smear machine is already working overtime to play those "politics of personal destruction" on Harry Taylor like they did with Cindy Sheehan. Give him your worst, fuckos. We'll be laughing after the midterm elections.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Poor Tom!

If anybody is still reading this thing now that I've all but given up politics for diaper changing, every now and then I see a headline that I just need to comment on and I actually have a free moment to do it. This is one of those times. Poor Tom Delay. Forget that he has given a face to political corruption of today. Forget that he's at the end of the row of dominoes that are falling one by one in this massive influence peddling scandal. Forget that his once promising political career is ending in embarrassment. He's really the victim in all of this. Yep, whenever a member of the "personal responsibility" party fucks up, the first thing you hear about is "the politics of personal destruction." Yeah, it had nothing to do with him being a corrupt scumbag for years, it's just those mean democrats who are pointing and calling names. And while we're on the topic of DeLay headlines, here's a great one: DeLay Departing on his Own Terms. What kind of imbecile considers taking the ball and going home because you know you're just going to lose the game anyway while you wait for your inevitable conviction and sentence to a federal pound you in the ass prison to be their own terms?

Anyway, enough with the politics. It may be another month before I post anything here again, so enjoy this rare acoustic performance of the reunited Judas Priest.