Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Just so You Know

I haven't posted much in the past week or so. I've always been bad about responding to my commentors, and that trend continues. Finally responded to Dcup's note from last Friday. Of course if I knew what the hell I was doing, I guess I would have a widget or something set up to alert me to such things. This time I have an excuse: I've been working OT; 7 - 10s until further notice. Gets better though...

I have upcoming carpal tunnel surgery. Not sure exactly when that'll happen, but hopefully soon. My doc faxed off the paperwork to the worker' comp people (L&I or LnI here in WA) to get approval. I'm tired of walking around feeling like my thumb and first two fingers are stuck in a light socket. This operation will only be for the right wrist. The left is going to need it too though and that's going to mean a new claim; fun, fun. And then let's hope that the problems are limited to my wrists.

To make a short story long, I won't be able to post for a while while I recover.

And the Beat Goes on

The drum beat for war, that is.

I've been amazed at the commotion leading up to and surrounding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the US. The guy's a bit of a loon, but then so's Dubya; what's the big deal? The guy wants to lay a wreath at "Ground Zero," and Rudy G, among others, goes ape shit. The guy's the leader of a country that has officially denounced the attacks of 9-11. I've never heard of him saying otherwise. For Rudy and others to come up with bullshit ideas like physically restraining him, or arresting him if he tries to visit the site, and for them to say this is for "security reasons," is pure lunacy and saber rattling.

It's Iraq all over again. There's really no intent to try diplomacy. Allow Ahmadinejad to place his wreath. It's a gesture. And it's a starting point. Provided you want to see it as such. But no, for Dubya and Rudy and their ilk, it's an insult.

Their attitudes, once again, insult my intelligence.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

We Don't Need a General to Betray Us

The job's already been done by his boss, who's betrayed this country in every way imaginable.

As I've said before on this blog and in comments I've made elsewhere, whenever there's a change made in this den of thieves some call an administration, it only and always gets worse. A lot has been said about the Mukasy nomination for Atty Gen, and I don't have a whole lot to add, but I think this quote from a WAPo article goes a long way toward summing it up:

The White House was already seeking over the weekend to tamp down concern in the conservative legal world about Mukasey's views, assuring allies that he shares Bush's views on executive power and the need for strong action against terrorists. (Emphasis mine)

Hmmm... "Allies" As opposed to...? Axis? Axis of freedom, maybe? Like the Judiciary? the progressive wing of the Democratic Party? Constitutional lawyers like Glenn Greenwald who disagree with crazies like John Yoo? The idea that this guy shares Dubya's views on executive power is frightening. I wish I could say I was surprised.

George Will wrote a column the other day for the WAPo which the Seattle PI published today. A list of good questions to put to the man, none of which I'm sure will be asked. Actually I'd like to ask one: Do you agree with former AG Abu Gonzalez that the Constitution does not "grant" citizens the right to habeus corpus, it merely says the right cannot be taken away? In other words: Are you as stupid as Abu was?

Listening to a General on the Ground

OK... it's Wesley Clarke, who's retired, so I guess he's not "On the ground," as in eating lobster in the Green Zone and serving plastic turkeys at the... Is it GeeDubShrub Airport yet? But his feet are on earth and his head is out of both the clouds and his ass, so I can listen to what he says without getting drunk first.

Seems like he supports Webb's idea that troops should be able to come home and get some rest between turns in the shooting gallery. Dweeb -- Chris Matthews guest, not Matthews hissef -- says this will be a problem... will interfere with rotations... with unit cohesion... with accomplishing the mission... with flexibility ... ... of some shit or other that some asshole thinks they need. Oh fuck oh dear it'll demoralize the troops because of the civilian interference. Embolden the enemy.

Webb's wish ain't gonna come to pass. Wish I could say I was surprised.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What a Wastoid

I should apologize to the fine folks at Crooks and Liars, who gave me a super gift by plugging my blog on Sunday. Virtually anyone in my blogroll would have been far more deserving than I. I also want to apologize to all those who stopped by and were totally underwhelmed by either the quality or quantity of content here. I mean, Thank You for coming, but I'm sorry I didn't bake a cake or anything. All right... I can't bake, but I can grill and I could have rotisseried a chicken for you with what turned out to be an excellent Creole rub, taken from the Barbecue Bible:

3 tbs Paprika
2 tbs Salt
1 tbs Garlic Powder
1 tbs Onion Powder
1 tbs Black Pepper
1 tbs Cayenne Pepper
1 tbs Dried Oregano
1 tbs Thyme

I only used half the pepper called for and substituted white pepper for the black (which the wife doesn't really like). It could have been a tad bit hotter for my taste, but the wife, Ms Thing and the grandmonster all liked it. I think the M-I-L liked it too, but if I asked her, she won't remember. Oh well. One thing I was tempted to add was a tbs of ground cumin. Any way...

Try it. Then go buy the book.

I Suck as a Host

What a douche bag. I should have put out the welcome mat this morning. Instead I let Keith O, and who knows who else, beat me to it. Oh well, a day late and a dollar short, here we go:

Welcome to Seattle.
Come ride the SLUT.

Actually, our mayor is a bigger douche bag than I am. "I don't care what they call it, as long as they ride it." What we call it -- besides the SLUT -- is a big assed waste of money shelled out to please Paul Allen and his Vulcan Real Estate development company. Damn... They don't mention the crown turd jewel of Paulie's holdings: The Experience Music Project, which seriously folks, looks MUCH more like a turd than a jewel. I can't find a picture to do it true justice. When you see it, it looks like the Space Needle took a shit. If they ever give me the land to build a museum for my Zippo collection, I won't fuck up the skyline like he did.

Sorry. I get side tracked so easily. Oh yeah... Ride the SLUT...

You do here once, you'll want to cum again.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I'd Like to Thank the Little People Who...

Welcum CandL Readers...

Pull Up a Throne and Shit Down...

What the hell did I do/say to deserve this honor: Inclusion on Crooks and Liars, Blog Round Up. Will my life ever be the same? Does this mean I have to get serious about writing? Maybe I should push up my carpal tunnel surgery, or blow out my back so I have more time.

If nothing else, maybe this will get me out of the Honey-Do list for today: "But Babe... they expect..." orrr... "...I need to go back and delete a whollllllle buncha shit..."

Ask me (no) questions, I tell you (no) lies.

::hopping up and down turning circles so excited so excited::

Your mission, should you choose to accept it... Complete this thought:

"Blessed be the opinionated for they shall..."

Friday, September 14, 2007

If Dubya Can Ramble, So Can I

Episode Eight in Dubya's never ending saga that is DeShit Storm II. I thought I was all prepared. I had my bottle of Menage a Trois Rose and was all prepared to play along with Rachel Maddow's drinking game after listening to her recap of his previous 7 episodes. I couldn't watch/listen. I'm kinda used to that, having to walk away every 10-15 seconds so as not to destroy anything, but having a blog now, and needing raw material, I should be more.... what word/phrase do I want here...? thick skinned?

These are important times in which we live, although not for any of the reasons he gives. While there is a terrorist threat out there, it's one that he has greatly exacerbated through his cock waggling and mideast policy bullshit. There's also a moron, or lemming, threat here in the US; that 28-29%, or whatever the fuck it is, of the country who just can't let go of their delusions and accept the reality of what a fuck-up this guy is and just how badly he's fucked up this country for years to come.

For some reason, at quitting time at work yesterday, we got into a discussion about bin Laden, which led at least one guy to start in about how crazy Muslims were. As in ALL Muslims. I brought up the fact that Osama does not represent all Muslims any more than a sensible person would believe that Dobson or Falwell or Donohue speak for all Christians. Fuck... the Pope, I'm sure, doesn't even speak for all Roman Catholics. I also brought up that there are fringe loony fundamentalist "Christians" who are every bit as reactionary and stone age-ish as Osama, and I didn't mean Amish or Mennonite. I'm talking about the fundies who think it's perfectly OK to keep their daughters out of school (so they can take their place in the home) and throw clothing on statues (in the name of decency.) OK, so they don't machine gun little girls on their way to school like the Taliban do, saving that for their policing of Planned Parenthood clinics, but sooner or later they'll get there I'm sure. My point, which no one seemed to want to acknowledge, is that we can match those (insert racial /religious slur here), wacko for wacko, with their legions of followers, and at the head of the column, his imperial lowness, Dubya I.

At least one guy didn't want to accept or concede my point. He wondered if Osama doesn't speak for all Muslims, where are the voices of opposition? Hmmm... kinda true, we don't hear a whole lot of grass roots opposition voices, although I know they're out there; Riverbend, for one, comes to mind. And while there are voices of reasonable opposition in the Christian camp, Blue Gal for one, I wonder just how much of them get out to the average non-Osama Muslim. For that matter, how much gets to any one, anywhere. We sure as hell know that it doesn't get out through the mainstream media; most of them act more like cheerleaders for the crazies.

Somehow or other, we have to let the rest of the world know that Dubya may be "President of the United States," but he is not "Our President." I know he does not represent ME. His policies are not mine; his opinions are not mine. Most of all, his war is not mine. It never was, and it never will be. I can't remember the specifics, but I remember him saying some line about a "policy we could all get behind." Bull fucking shit. Unless it's a policy of getting out, I'm sure as hell not behind it.

He made it clear that he plans to pass the buck to the next president. He knows he can't win -- he's known it all along -- but he can't admit to losing. He's so shallow, vacuous and lacking in humanity, that he sees no price not worth paying to keep his fragile ego intact. For years he claimed there was no comparison between his war and Vietnam. Until such comparison suited his purpose that is. Was it THE lesson or just one of the lessons we/he learned from Vietnam, that, "we didn't stay long enough?" Of course when Dubya speaks of Vietnam, or any war for that matter, there is no "we." It's "they." Even when it comes to losing this war, a war that was lost from the start, from the first stirrings in his weanie at the thoughts of shock and awe and blood spewing 'splosions, it will be they who lose it.

There's no undoing what Dubya's done: The death and destruction and chaos he's unleashed to fulfill his fantasies and resolve his personal issues. Is there any hope that we can somehow convince the Iraqis and the rest of the world that this was Dubya's doing and not ours? That all Americans are not as crazy as he is? We certainly can't convince anyone by remaining silent. If we remain silent, Dubya and the terrorists have won.

All that horse-shit and today I find THREE words that basically say it all with regard to listening, and reacting to the spewings of Dubya: "Silence gives consent." Read the article here to get the original context.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Can A Straight Guy Talk about Fucking on the Sabbath?

In a comment to my last post

DCup inspired me thusly...

Now there's a scary idea.....a Christian Fascist party that calls itself what it is.
But then, I suppose we'd all know where they stand without the pretense, wouldn't we?

I wonder what will happen to the Republican Party if the Sunday School Conservatives and the Country Club Conservatives would have a real split.....

I think that what constantly amazes me are the different things they will and won't allow. Fucking prostitutes is OK; I think. Obviously it's OK for a male Senator to fuck a female prostitute; I think. That's only OK if you're a Repug; I think. Maybe they can't actually fuck; maybe they can only sit around together discussing world, family and moral issues while wearing diapers; and maybe it's only OK for the woman to wear a diaper. If she's an astronaut on a rush-rush mission to meet and greet a flight at some airport. But does the astronaut have to be republican? And would any self-respecting madam hire a repug astronaut to be a prostitute? I'm cornfused.

OK. I know it's not OK to be gay. At least in airport men's rooms; with cops. But what about if it's not at an airport? Or in a restroom? Or if it's with someone who's not a cop? What about in Congressional restrooms and/or cloakrooms? With (underage) male pages? Or on camping trips? Maybe as long as you don't send e-mails asking about cock sizes..? Or talk on the phone about using falafel sponges in the shower after snacking on loofah bread..? That's only bad if you get recorded; I think. Maybe she could have asked about cock size..? assuming he has one..? or maybe she could only have done that in e-mail..? On a laptop from an airport restroom wearing a diaper...

OK. Now I KNOW it's OK for a chick to be gay. If she's a Repug anyway. Now she can't run for office, but a relative can. Hell the relative can even be VP. And the chick can have a partner. And they -- or one of 'em -- can have a baby. Whose diapers they'll change together. It's just that no one can ask about it. At least not on non-Fox TV.

Now as long as the gay Senator stays out of a restroom with their underage page in a diaper eating a loofah bread while he's emailing about the VP's daughter's falafel sponge... Oh fuck it.

That's why there's Libertarians: Repugs who like to fuck and smoke pot.

The Legacy of the Shitstain-in-Chief

just so you know:

•I attacked and took over 2 countries.

•I spent the U.S. surplus and bankrupted the US Treasury.

•I shattered the record for the biggest annual deficit in history (not easy!).

•I set an economic record for the most personal bankruptcies filed in any 12 month period.

•I set all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the stock market.

•In my first year in office I set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in US history (tough to beat my dad's, but I did).

•After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, I presided over the worst security failure in US history.

•I set the record for most campaign fund raising trips by any president in US history.

•In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their jobs.

•I cut unemployment benefits for more out-of-work Americans than any other president in US history.

•I set the all-time record for most real estate foreclosures in a 12-month period.

•I set the record for the fewest press conferences of any president, since the advent of TV.

•I presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed.

•I cut health care benefits for war veterans.

•I set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.

•I dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.

•I've made my presidency the most secretive and unaccountable of any in US history.

•Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history. (The poorest multimillionaire, Condoleeza Rice, had a Chevron oil tanker named after her for a while.)

•I am the first president in US history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously struggle against bankruptcy.

•I presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud in any market in any country in the history of the world.

•I am the first president in US history to order a US attack AND military occupation of a sovereign nation, and I did so against the will of the United Nations and the vast majority of the international community.

•I have created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States, called the "Bureau of Homeland Security

•I set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any other president in US history (Ronnie was tough to beat, but I did it!!).

•I am the first president in US history to compel the United Nations remove the US from the Human Rights Commission.

•I am the first president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the Elections Monitoring Board.

•I removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any presidential administration in US history.

•I rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant. I withdrew from the World Court of Law.

•I refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.

•I am the first president in US history to refuse United Nations election inspectors access during the 2002 US elections.

•I am the all-time US (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations.

•The biggest lifetime contributor to my campaign, who is also one of my best friends, presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).

•I spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US history.

•I am the first US president to establish a secret shadow government.

•I took the world's sympathy for the US after 9/11, and in less than a year made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history).

•I am the first US president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.

•I changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

•I have removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in US history.

• I have at least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine
(Texas driving record has been erased and is not available).

•I was AWOL from the National Guard and deserted the military during time of war.

•I refuse to take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.

•All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to my fathers library, sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

•All records of any SEC investigations into my insider trading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

•All minutes of meetings of any public corporation for which I served on the board are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

•Any records or minutes from meetings I (or my VP) attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

The White House, Washington, DC

As the email pours in I'm researching and linking the most disputed claims first. If you want any of these "facts" backed up with links to credible journalism or other sources write and tell me which "fact" you dispute and I will send you a link to a verifying source that hopefully will nuance the issue with some authenticity. Don't ask me to validate everything at once, I'm working on it. Please write ; ccasa - at - mac - dot - com
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h/t Dale

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Fuck You Keith O

Just because I get pissed at the bushSeahawks', Matt Hasselback and Mac Strong for honoring a tyrannical murderous lying asswipe by giving him a jersey with his name on it, you nominate me and others like me for "Worst Person in the World?" Say what you want, Keith, They've proven themselves to be dumb jocks, and the organization's proven itself contemptible. You trying to jockey for another sportscasting job by defending them?

Tails Tales from the Crapper Crypt

Fuckin Repugs... Ever try to break a kid out of the potty humor stage? Damn grandmonster's there right now, and the Repugs sure aren't helping with their antics of late. Make any noise that even hints of a fart sound and he's all over it like Craig on... Dammit. "They did what in the bathroom, Grumpa?" Where did I read/hear about the traveler asking airport security to direct them to the non-Republican bathroom? So where does crapper-sex fit in the "You're either with us, or against us," continuum? Or vice versa?

Is Larry "I da Ho" Craig gay or not? Hell, I don't know; ask his wife what his dick tastes like. Or check the contents of the streaks in his undies. 'nuff...

I was digging through past posts on Crooks and Liars this morning and came across found this post, but what really caught my eye was this comment:

The McConnell “get out or Vietnam” angle struck me as well.

“Hey, I didn’t grab that guy’s nuts because I’m gay, I did it because I’m a coward.”

Either way he seems to fit quite nicely with the Republican crowd.

After reading I got to wondering: If the repug party, the party of morals, family, values and all that good shit attracted the fundamentalist vote because of all that Shit, but is now found to be the party of closet queens and hypocrisy, where the hell is the fundie vote going to go? I mean, they can't vote for Dems who just might not be in favor of fire-bombing Planned Parenthood clinics and lynching their docs and patients, or who would allow towel-headed camel jockies to live even if they can't prove that they don't want to kill us, can they?

Will they form their own party? The Christian-Fascists? Would they allow non-fundies to join? If they did, would they/ could they steal enough secular Fascists from the Repugs to actually become a viable force in future elections? How will they guard themselves against a gay infiltration? Pass a BISA law? The Bathroom Intelligence Surveillance Act?

What happens to the rest of the Repugs? Would they still be repugnant? Would there be enough of them left to matter when elections come around happen? Reminds me of the scene from "Titanic," "Is there anybody alive out there...?"

Hmmm... Who's going to say what when the count gets to Seven Wack-job Repug officials involved in Ten Knob-slobberous scandals?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

486 Pages of Lies

So the new compilation of Bush-shit, Dead Certain, has been out how long now? Obviously mis-titled. I vote for, Certainly Brain Dead. I mean how can a guy be so clueless and arrogant, as to allow someone to listen and record while he spews lie after lie. I've read a half dozen or so books on Bush, his lies and Iraq, and I just don't have it in me to read another one. At least not right now. Maybe when his pop-up/coloring book autobiography comes out, I'll read a used copy -- can't buy a new one and give him full royalties -- see how many pages I can read before puking, but until then, I'll pass.

Actually, I don't want to discredit the author, Robert Draper, and give anyone the idea that I believe that HE is the liar. No, Draper is merely the scribe. I'll leave it up to the Bush crime syndicate to do the discrediting of Draper, as they do with everyone who dares to cast Dubya in an unsaintly light.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I Always Knew This

What mental disorder do you have?
Your Result: ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

You have a very hard time focusing, and you find it difficult to stay on task without your mind wandering. You probably zone in and out of conversations and tend to miss out on directions because you cannot focus

GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Manic Depressive
What mental disorder do you have?

h/t Mathman

I remember the first time I heard the term ADD, I laughed so hard I almost fell off the chair. "So space cadets have an illness now?" I was student teaching at the time; there were some in the lounge who were not as amused as I. The teacher threw a class party in second grade when I completed an assignment. I think it was the only one I completed the whole year. Actually, I was almost placed in special education when I was in elementary school, because I was such a space cadet.

I graduated from the University of Tennessee with High Honors. (They now use the term Magna Cum Laude like the rest of the world.) Then went on to do blue collar work. Ya just never know, eh?

Saturday, September 1, 2007

How's that Bush Health Care Policy Working for You, Tony?

So Tony Snow needs to make more money, eh? His fight with colon cancer continues, but for some reason it's the money issue that's making all the press. Does Bush pays his cronies in peanuts, or what? I remember Tom Ridge had to resign from Homeland Stupidity, because he needed more money to put his kids through college. Does Tony have college age kids? Seriously, Why does he need more money?

OK, so maybe that's a dumb question. Hell, I want more money, and probably would even if I didn't have real reasons like a wife who had to quit work to look after her Mom who has dementia, with a freeloading recovering stepdaughter, and grandmonster, in the house, and Carpal Tunnel surgery on the horizon. I might want more money even if I had as much as the average Bush crony/contributor/spokesliar. Still My mind keeps coming back to the cancer issue, wondering what kind of insurance the bush White House offers its minions. Does it cover pre-existing conditions? Does it have caps? Copays? Deductibles? Or is the White House the model for Dub's proposed "health care savings accounts?"

Maybe he just wants to go wild before he dies. Traveling; partying; building a sex dungeon?