Thursday, July 31, 2008

1 Day to Obamagideon (TM)

Tomorrow is the deadline for the False Birth Certificate Candidate to turn over teh Sacred COLB to the intrepid investigators for truth !!!

Apparently, the Investigators have themselves forgotten their Deadline With Destiny, but assure us:

"We are still exploring the mysterious aspects of Obama’s birth certificate, and his birth."

Commenter "Deb" wistfully adds:

"As each day passes I wonder when is this going to break- when is SOMEONE outside of the internet going to bring these questions to public light?"

And let's not forget the key ingredient of all credible investigations, the killah dillah invocation of the "what if" jackpot:

5. If any or all of these hypothesized facts are TRUE, why has Senator Obama deceived the American public?

So true !!!

More fun to come !!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What are Republicans doing?

Screwing the poor, as usual.

Bangor Daily News:

"With heating oil bills rivaling many mortgage payments, winter is not far from the minds of many Maine residents despite the summer’s warmth. That concern apparently hasn’t reached Washington where many Republicans are content to hold heating assistance hostage to their agenda to allow more oil drilling.

"The need for more money for the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is known and immediate. The benefits of drilling are speculative and years from reality."

Still, Republicans in the Senate have blocked progress on legislation to nearly double LIHEAP funding until there is a debate on energy policy — the fact they didn’t do this when they were in charge of Congress has been lost to the haze of history, along with $2 a gallon gasoline. The centerpiece of that debate has become lifting a moratorium on drilling off the coast of much of the country, which Republicans argue would allow the United States to stop importing oil from the Persian Gulf."

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kennebec Journal

"We don't like seeing help for hurting Americans held hostage to what has become a very bitter political battle over whether this country should drill for oil on the outer continental shelf. Yet we also believe that barring discussion in the Senate on proposals to lift an oil drilling ban -- just as Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi has done in the House -- is undemocratic."

Nice job of contradicting yourself in one sentence.

Here's a suggestion: Maine takes half of the entire motor fuel tax revenues and uses them for a state heating oil pool for the 2008-2009 winter heating season.

We are faced with children dying this winter in kerosene-heated homes that will catch on fire, and all Gov. Baldacci and the KJ et al. can utter are empty platitudes.

Use the fuel tax monies to keep peoples homes heated. It will save lives.

Here's your War Dividend ...

No funds to lend to 40,000 students.

Thank you, Hecate ...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Clay ... Bill Clay ...

I Destroyed My Wife's Blender

It started smoking and then it went to a bar and hung out with unsavory people.

Homeless Vets = Road Kill

Associated Press : Last week, Novak was given a $50 citation after he struck a homeless man with his black Corvette in downtown Washington. Novak kept going until he was stopped by a bicyclist, who said the man was splayed on Novak's windshield.

I'm not sure why the adjective "homeless" is required in this story. The AP style book recommends against such "elective" adjectives for the victim of a crime.

What if the reporter said this ...

Last week, Novak was given a $50 citation after he struck a white male executive with his black Corvette in downtown Washington. Novak kept going until he was stopped by a bicyclist, who said the man was splayed on Novak's windshield.

Or this ...

Last week, Novak was given a $50 citation after he struck a United States Senator with his black Corvette in downtown Washington. Novak kept going until he was stopped by a bicyclist, who said the man was splayed on Novak's windshield.

Or ...

Last week, Novak was given a $50 citation after he struck a returning Iraq War veteran with his black Corvette in downtown Washington. Novak kept going until he was stopped by a bicyclist, who said the man was splayed on Novak's windshield.

The appellation "homeless" is added to assure us that even if the guy died, nothing would be lost.

Isn't it funny how liberals are accused of hating the U.S. soldiers/my family for not wanting them to be killed, and are then accused of hating America for insisting that the homeless, many of whom are U.S. veterans be given a place to live other than beneath the Route 139 and Route 24 overpass in Stoughton, Mass.?

How can you have your Roxbury Puddingstone if you won't eat your meat?

Early Day Lily

Two Beans

What is Geddy Lee doing to Joseph McCarthy's gravestone?

Mozart in the Mud ...

This is a rare photograph of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart drowning in quicksand, holding a lady's hat case and crying. 

Saharan plants leave footprints

Tiny plants in the Sahara sprout and flower and die in just a week during very rare desert rain showers -- Eastern Mauritania sees moisture once or twice a year.

The plants' roots and stems leave these telltale marks in the regs and a tiny seed at the bottom.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Kandinsky in the Sahara

Mineral deposits in the Sahara are like paintings.

With just an inch or two of rain every year, these boron and colemanite and selenite and gypsum deposits in the deep Sahara change every year but always remain the same.

My Sahara Trip Begins ...

We made it. Eastern Mauritania. Posts will be sporadic and dependent on a reliable satellite uplink.

Here's a Google Earth satellite image of the enormous wadi (seasonally dry river valley) we are entering in the photo above. Temperature at noon: 117 F.

We're camping along this ridge before taking on the salt pan at dawn. Our Tuareg guide says the black spot in the middle is an Algerian Army transport vehicle that was looted and burned by rebels last month.

Face on Mars -- 2008 !!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Obama: the Trip is the Text

During his world trip, Obama's prepared texts -- like the trip itself -- have been meticulously designed for stateside nightly news consumption -- not for those in attendance in Berlin and his other stops. This trip is a massive Mike Deaver style masterpiece of photo op, framing and message control. Like it or not, U.S. political campaigns operate in a visual medium and rely greatly on the perceived meaning of various visual symbols and settings. The challenge is to pull it off gaffe free, to get the news media to pay attention, and to get the news media to communicate the desired symbolism intact. This is all happening.

Show, Don't Tell. By making this trip, Obama has made a headlong attack at McCain's perceived strong point and his weakest: foreign policy, military matters and the elusively defined quality of "experience" and its antonym. This trip is giving the press and the public a chance to test drive the car before they decide to buy. That the one criticism of the trip is that it might be too successful and European audiences might like him too much speaks for itself.

This is why nobody reads newspapers anymore

By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / July 25, 2008
BUFFALO - Rain from a violent storm leaked through a glass atrium at the Hyatt Regency Hotel yesterday as a couple of dozen supremely unheralded politicians - lieutenant governors from across America - gathered in a windowless ballroom.

Lieutenant Governor Brian K. Krolicki of Nevada looked across a table filled with cold cuts and potato chips and asked Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton of Wisconsin, the incoming chairwoman of the group, "Do you get to wear a crown?"

Lawton laughed, until she noticed one of the very few reporters covering the conference of the National Lieutenant Governors Association standing nearby.
This is why nobody reads newspapers anymore.

Can't the Boston Globe find anything more interesting and newsworthy for its reporters to cover?

Bean House No. 1

School's Out Forevah

Former Cony High School, Cony Street, Augusta, Maine.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Overheard at Barry's

"I was at a dinner party this week and two FCI (formerly considered intelligent) friends, stated that they were not voting for Obama, as he would give all our money to the blacks. I, as calmly as possible with my blood pressure being 500 over 400, asked them what money would he have available to give, since the Bush admin borrowed and spent everything available. They looked at me as tho I was from outer space and I realized that America is dumbed down more than I imagined."

Comment by "larster" at Barry Ritholtz's Big Picture.

Followed by "David," who eschews those who visualize these:

larster...lifelong republican here. In 2004 and 2006 I voted straight ticket D.

I will not vote for Obama.

I would have voted for Hillary.

I researched Obama on my own time, and let me tell you there is some real juicy stuff in his hometown paper.

Heck I may even vote for McCain just to vote against him effectively.

I wanted to like the guy, but his record in office, lack of any legislation, extensive present votes and 6 "oops I hit the wrong button(out of 2 buttons) votes, FISA vote, Faith based initiative, and all the other numerous promises he has abandoned and his associations with unsavory radical left on so forth

People are starting to see him for the politician he is...nothing more, nothing less.

"David" is not a person. It is a random, self-contradictory catchphrase cut and paste machine. Nobody except a Rovian talking point device can pseudocasually toss out such encyclopedic innuendo in a short note on a financial blog.

The "unsavory radical left people" quip is the whipped cream on the sundae.

What other kind of radical left people are there ?

First Tomato

July 24th.

June 21st.

Food flowers

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Easton, Mass. has some racists

My town of Easton has become full-nelsoned by racism. It seems odd to me that a town with a gigantic Civil War Monument at Center and Depot Street would become a festering cesspool of hatred against brown people, especially given that most Easton natives have lots of brown in their blood.

Douglas Watts of Augusta Maine, so you dont want code words what 'affordable housing' means. 'Affordable housing to North Easton means minorities, Cape Verdans,etc., will soon be living in Easton. That means crime violence,murders,drug dealing is coming to Easton. That means white flight.

And ...

Me? I want to live in a predominately small,quiet, boring,low crime,bedroom upperclass white community with very few ethnic minorities, Very few. A coomunity that does not allow mobile homes too. You asked.

Keepin' it real.

Taunton River Wild and Scenic River Bill Passes

The July 16, 2008 House of Representatives Calendar states:

H.R. 415 - To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers (Rep. Frank – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule [H.Res. 1339])

The Taunton River, properly named Cotuhticut (Titicut) in the Wampanoag Indian language, is a 600 square mile watershed that occupies most of southeastern Massachusetts. It starts at the largest natural lakes in Massachusetts: Assawompsett, Nanapocksha, Apponequet and Wampettoquettoquash (Quittacus for short) and empties into Montaup (Mount Hope Bay) in Rhode Island. It is the home of Massasoit, who saved the pilgrims from starving at the first Thanksgiving.

My brother Tim has a nice photo essay on this.

House Republicans oppose the bill, because it might, perhaps, in even a small way, benefit melanin-enchanced citizens.

UPDATE: The bill was passed by the House on Wednesday, July 16, 2007 by vote of 242 - 175 (Roll no. 507).

All of the opposing votes were Republicans.

What a bunch of pathetic losers.

FOX NEWS: 15 year old Black boy should be tortured for years.

It's really simple. If white Irish children were being kept prisoner in Guantanamo since 2001 and were being tortured and kept in tiny boxes until they lost their minds, well, it wouldn't happen in the first place.

But because we all know that Dark Foreign People (TM) are bad until proven good, torturing their children is no prob.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The New Yorker cover

I know in the long run that this New Yorker cover will be the forgotten detritus of a black man being elected President, but I focus this through the mind of a young kid in 1973 whose relatives said nigger this, nigger that, with the nonchalance that they asked for another hot dog or plate of potato salad.

I use that memory as a compass.

15 Days to Obamagideon (TM) !1!!*

Mo Bettah’ MoBama only has 15 days to halt Uma Thurmonukleararr Kernning Watch Deadline From Otter Spayce by producing Teh Sacred COLB w/o the evil Telltale Anti-Aliasing Laser BEam Trayces !!!!

As Richard says, "It seems like this should be one of the biggest stories in America politics, but it seems like it barely on anyone’s radar. As most comedians will tell you though, everything is “timing”."

*h/t Neville Livingston.

Spigot Me Baby

NYT, June 28, 2000:

Gov. George W. Bush of Texas said today that if he was president, he would bring down gasoline prices through sheer force of personality, by creating enough political good will with oil-producing nations that they would increase their supply of crude.

''I would work with our friends in OPEC to convince them to open up the spigot, to increase the supply,'' Mr. Bush, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, told reporters here today. ''Use the capital that my administration will earn, with the Kuwaitis or the Saudis, and convince them to open up the spigot.''

Asked why the Clinton administration had not been able to use the power of personal persuasion, Mr. Bush said: ''The fundamental question is, 'Will I be a successful president when it comes to foreign policy?' ''

He went on to suggest, as he did in answer to other questions, that voters should simply trust him.

''I will be,'' he said in answer to his own question about whether he would be a successful president. ''But until I'm the president, it's going to be hard for me to verify that I think I'll be more effective.''

Monday, July 14, 2008

Poor Political Party Poop

This fraudulent post would have us believe that Jimmy Carter created the national 55 mph speed limit in 1978 as part of the secret Democrat(TM) plan to enslave us all in Luddite lethargy, surrender and disco-gay-malaise.

Republican President Richard Milhous Nixon signed the national 55 mph speed limit into law on January 2, 1974, three years before Jimmy Carter became President.

Nice try, though.

Texas Darlin' Reports from the Front of the Short Bus*

O pshaw ...

"Requests have not worked. Join me in demanding that Sen. Barack Obama show America a certified copy of his complete and original birth certificate (BC) by August 1. The version he has posted on the web, the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB), is only a short abstract."

We all know that most birth certificates are thousands of pages long.

*Photoshop slime courtesy Good luck raising those kids.

Privatize Profits, Socialize Losses.

Paul Krugman and The Economist both used the phrase "private profits, socialized losses" in their FNM/FRE articles today. That phrase seems to have some power to it.

Ask any fish in a river killed by hydroelectric dams.

As a film critic ...

I liked it when they colorized the Presidency back in 2008.

What if you lose an election

And can't find it?

Ina: You win an Oscar and a Nobel Prize !!!

Krazy Konstitutional Kontent !!!

From World O' Crap:

Wait! Is It Too Late To File My Amicus Brief in Dred Scott v. Sandford?

Photo of white high school students at Fairdale High School, Jefferson County, Kentucky courtesy of March of the Titans: The Internet History of the White Race.

Konsumerism Nicht Das Konsumerism

That'll be your Gross National Product for the next generation, compounded monthly, and 25 cents for the Slim Jim.

"Tom" informs us that:

There is no such thing as Consumerism. We have stuff to buy and the money to buy stuff. Opponents of “Consumerism” (a term they made up) are really saying prosperity is wrong. (Leftism) Also, freedom to choose is wrong. (More Leftism)


"Tom" shows us the "conservative way" (TM) to admit he's too lazy to educate himself even in the Allan Bloom sense of the word:

Excuse if I wont read Marx as I have a pile of unread books at home already. I´m sure your education wasn´t free but it was obviously for nothing.

And though he refuses to read Marx, "Tom" knows deep in his buying jones bones that Marx and his 1840s Trieste/Luddite economist ilk invented the word 'consumerism' to enslave and shame us into not buying three Hummers where two will do:

Marx and his cabal came up with the term to make freedom and prosperity sound bad. How else would they get people to hand their lives over to them? Again, rhetorical."

"Again, rhetorical." is the new Q.E.D.

h/t to Scott at World O' Crap via Roger Ailes.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Republicans: Always Joking

You can buy this button from the classy folks at Cafe Press.
Funny thing is that a banner slogan on the Pemberton New Jersey Republican Club's Web site which says the same thing as the button disappeared yesterday after local complaints.

The Web master, Ed Kuck, a recently elected Republican County committeeman, said he had seen the slogan on an Internet site and copied it onto the club's Web page about a month ago as "a joke."

Always joking.