September 29, 2005

Things That Make You Go....Ewwww

It's been hectic at work recently. Pretty much getting my ass slammed (can I say not all judges were in line for brains, here? Heck yes. It's my blog.) So some things that have made me go "ewwww" either in a train wreck kinda way or in a "Oh, shit, I can't believe somebody had the balls to say that" kind of way.

Draw your own conclusions:

1. "I think everyone who reads this blog can join me in expressing sadness over the course events that may rob the nation of the moral leadership and visionary intelligence of a leader of the caliber of Tom Delay. Without the Tominator at the helm of the Republican Party, who will use the Department of Homeland Security to hunt down Texas Democrats? Or Bill Frist? Without the moral leadership and visionary intelligence of a leader of the caliber of Dr./Mr./Leader Frist, who will do all the necessary diagnoses of brain-dead women by videophone... and the people who’ve contracted AIDS from kissing… to say nothing of all the cats needing killing? And what if we lose Rush Limbaugh? Who will prowl the nation’s parking lots looking for fix, while at the same time terming Jerry Garcia to be “nothing more than a dead doper?” Sad, sad, sad."
--------Dr. Eric Alterman on Altercation

2. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky."
--------Bill Bennett, GOP'er and Reagan's Former Secretary of Education

3. The movie "Getting Off." Three female friends take HIV tests and reflect on their lives up to that point. The scene that got me--- the most fucked up girl of the three finds out that in her really bad drinking days, her "friend" (one of the 3 women) allowed her to be gang raped in a bathroom at a party by her brother's frat friends and then told the brother/boyfriend of the fucked up girl about it years later and made it sound like the rape victim wanted it. The guy broke up with her and sent her into a downward spiral which resulted in the HIV test. The "friend's" excuse- "You always get what you want and guys like you better than me."

4. Roberts confirmed as Chief Justice.

5. Anna Nicole Smith gets cert..

In sum, it's been a long, long summer. We all need another vacation. I'm looking at Amsterdam. At least the red light district there is confined to one area. There, I can pay to see fucked up people instead of just turning on my TV.

It makes it more special.....

September 15, 2005

My Comments to Sen. Coburn Today

Dear Senator Coburn,

I have four complaints:

1. The fake crying during the opening of the Roberts' hearings this week.
2. The crossword puzzle during the hearings.
3. Voting Nay on a bipartisan commission to look into the response to Katrina yesterday.
4. And the fact your staff answers your senate office phone with "Dr. Tom Coburn's Office."

Your inability to follow the rules of the senate by foregoing "free advertising" coupled with your disdain for the seriousness of the Roberts confirmation hearings is embarrassing. Further, your frequent water carrying for the Bush administration and the GOP does not make me or my family feel more secure. There should have been a bipartisan committee on the Katrina response, but you helped kill that yesterday by toeing the party line. I now fear what the federal government will do when there is a terror attack especially since it couldn't get this right with so much advance notice. Will the next M. Atta send a note to let us know of the next attack? No reasonable person would think so. Your actions imply you think they will.

If you wish to appear like you "don't play politics as usual" maybe you should start by voting for the right policies and actions instead of partisan stonewalling.... And maybe pay attention during one of the most important hearings of our lifetime.

It would be a start.

September 08, 2005

Instead of Feeling Impotent....

Sign this. Brownie needs to be fired for "doing a heckava job."

Or call the White House at 202-456-1414 and complain LOUDLY about this horrible tragedy. (BTW- the operator is kind of a stoo-pid shitbag.)

And don't forget to donate money. (The links are below.)

September 07, 2005

Hanging On To The Anger

I know most of us are just being assaulted daily with the horrific images coming from the Gulf Coast. And we are overwhelmed with the madness of it. There are few times in human history that something so catostrophic has occurred. Some that come to mind....

Fire bombing of Dresden.

I think essentially there is an argument to be made that all of these events were either manmade or the fallout was increased exponentially by dumbasses who were/are at the helm of that society. People don't heed warnings of the people in the know or they're just plain mean and don't care. Folks, we're currently in a situation where people are both.

Dickheads like Rick Santorum are saying the victims of Katrina who didn't "evacuate" should be fined. People like Dennis Hastert say we shouldn't rebuild, and now there's some other folks out there talking about not giving any FEMA help to people without insurance.

Fuck. I mean, come on??? What kind of Christian response is that? What kind of humane response is that?

Then there is the ineptitude of government leaders. Sure Nagin should have used the buses, but what for? It's not like the Astrodome or Kelley AFB were open or even offered at that point. Where do you put 50,ooo+ poor black people in this country? Augusta National? Governor Blanco has been getting hosed by Rove (what? Rove's not hosing his GF today?) when it's now finally being documented that Bush declared a state of emergency on Saturday before Katrina hit. That makes it federal purview. Not State. Not the Gov's. Bush's fuck-up.

Let's just cut to the chase. The Prezznit needs to mea culpa and fire Brown as soon as humanly possible, but not before putting someone in charge who knows how to get shit done and didn't work on Bush's campaign. [Note to self: don't put asskissing fundraisers in charge of shit where people might die. Looks bad.] He also needs to get the fuck out of the way, stop doing photo-ops with first responders there to actually do something, and stay in DC getting shit done related to Katrina. Until that fuckup is handled properly- no death tax repeal, no John Roberts, no props to Pat Robertson and Brownie, no medicaid, social security crappola. The federal government should look like CNN. All Katrina. All the time. Then he needs to replace the rest of his cabinet that stayed on vacation.

That's so fucking crass and shows more than anything this administration has done to date the difference between the Haves and the Have-nots. The Have's get to buy Ferragamos and multi-million dollar mansions in resort towns. The Have-nots get to be raped in the Superdome surrounded by human waste, corpses, and then wade thru water infested with bloated bodies, gunfire and god knows what else only to arrive eventually in a hospital in Norman, Oklahoma with chemical burns, rashes, massive bacterial infections, dehydration, screaming and crying about missing relatives and the horrors they saw firsthand. The Have-nots have no shoes. And they have no homes. They hardly have any dignity left thanks to the fuckwit Haves in charge.

With all that done, maybe some people may forgive him, but I doubt it. They'll be hanging on to the anger in '06 when Senate and congressional seats are up again. And in '08 they'll be looking for someone they can trust to walk the walk instead of just talkin' the talk. It doesn't matter if it's a Dem or a Repug. Just so long as they're not a giant dickhead frat boy or his best friend.

Yep, they'll be hanging onto that anger. I know I will be.

PS- He needs to put a muzzle on his mother. She's a bitch. I hope Mary Landrieu coldcocks her, too.

PSS- The thing about the Norman hospital is true. An ER nurse told me about her last two days with evacuees. The nurse was near exhaustion and frankly, just about in shock from what she saw and heard.

September 06, 2005

This One Comes Under the Heading "WTF????"

Many thought it was tacky when the GOP had their presidential nominating convention in NYC after 9-11 and the fuckeroo they gave (and still are giving New Yorkers). But now the National Fucking Review is endorsing the idea of having the '08 convention in New fucking Orleans.

GOOD GAWD.... Whassthamatter with these assholes???

First, Chertoff calling Louisiana a city. Then Barbara Bush and her let them eat cake sentiments. And now this???

What next Dubya doing a little ditty on the grave of Rehnquist to the tune of "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar?" as Roberts gets sworn in?

Keith Olbermann: Not Pissing On Our Backs....

Long day today, but I have one question: Why does it take a guy from ESPN to actually report stuff and speak his mind? No wonder his show has better ratings than most on the cable news networks.

Keith, you rock. Thanks for having balls.

September 01, 2005


You are a miserable failure at everything you do, but that should be of no surprise since you couldn't even run a small oil company that pretty much brokered land rights. You have no compassion. You have no hard-learned wisdom and you certainly have no idea what the fuck you are doing.

I just read the Times-Picayune article from almost a year ago reporting about how the levee budget was slashed by 80 fucking percent because of the "war" in Iraq. I just read the Houston Chronicle article from 4 years ago describing how 4 of 5 evacuation routes would close down in a hurricane unless a stronger levee and pump system were in place. And that people would die as the "bowl" filled up. Oh yeah, and thanks for making it easier for your land developer cronies to destroy barrier islands that might have absorbed more of the shock of the hurricane.


Oh, yeah.... not reading a newspaper. Riding a bicycle. Playing a guitar. Reeks of Nero doesn't it???

You are a fucking dog turd. You are worthless. And because of your giant-sized ego and subsquent run for office, people are dead in the Gulf of Mexico.

I lay this disaster at your feet. Your greed and arrogance have costs people their lives, their homes, their jobs and a state and a nation of many needed supplies. And since you don't drive yourself, or buy your own food, or make your own calls, you have no idea what is going on out here. Gas is up 50 cents in my area alone. In some places $3-$4. Farmers won't be able to ship out crops. Homes and entire industries are destroyed. The airline industry on the East Coast is paralyzed for lack of fuel. Were fucked while you sit in your ivory fucking tower.

You suck, George. Eat a bullet or get the fuck out of the way and let a qualified person do your job, you goddamned nitwit.