Thursday, April 28, 2005

Great News!!

Pill-popping conservative radio gas bag Rush Limbaugh was denied an appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. He was appealing the lower court ruling that said that the State of Florida and Palm Beach County had the right to seize his medical records to see if he’d been doctor shopping (going from doctor to doctor to load up on Oxycontin tabs). The scumbag had eaten all of the tabs he could lay his greasy fat fingers on and had coerced his housekeeper into heading down to the local Denny’s parking lot to score some more. What an asshole. I hope they throw the book at the hypocrite.



Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The White House's Male Whore Update

The Daily Kos and e Pluribus Media report that high profile male whore and part-time phony journalist James/Jeff Guckert/Gannon was apparently at the White House Press Briefings without signing in or out with the Secret Service!


Scotty Mac should be cleaning out his desk about now. Or maybe Mr. Rove. Who has Jim/Jeff been screwing in the White House to get unfettered access to the presidential mansion? That's the $ 64,000 Question!

I'm Gonna Hurl!

I've just read at (a terrific site) that the head of the Family Research Council, those bastions of family values and superior morals, have connections to white supremacists. Imagine! Why am I not surprised? If they want to deny Gay and Lesbian citizens rights now... why wouldn't they support groups that have a history of denying minority citizens their rights? The money quote:

Four years ago, Perkins [Tony Perkins, Head of the Family Research Council] addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,000 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.

The depths that these people sink to are gargantuan. These are the so-called "Moral Majority". Disgraceful.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Are Americans finally waking up?

Washington Post headline today says that two-thirds of the American public oppose the so-called "nuclear option" plan to end judicial filibusters. The Post has that story here.
But by a 2 to 1 ratio, the public rejected easing Senate rules in a way that would make it harder for Democratic senators to prevent final action on Bush's nominees. Even many Republicans were reluctant to abandon current Senate confirmation procedures: Nearly half opposed any rule changes, joining eight in 10 Democrats and seven in 10 political independents, the poll found.
Will they (the Senate Majority) now see what problems may arise from such tampering? Let's hope so. They didn't pay attention when the American Public said they shouldn't mess around in the Terri Schiavo case. They plugged ahead with that one because of the pressure from the religious whacko minority that they've all been kow-towing to. Please, please, please, let the public's memory retain these ridiculous attempts to transform our democracy into a theocracy when the next election rolls around..

Gallup: 50% of Americans Now Say Bush Deliberately Misled Them on WMDs


Gannon-Guckert at White House

News today is that Jeff Gannon/James Guckert/BulldogDC has been admitted to the White House Press Room on 196 occasions with only a "day pass". It also seems that while he did sign in, he sometimes didn't sign out. Hmmm.... a little game of "Snake in the Mountains" with our little friend Scotty McClellan after the "pressers"? I couldn't possibly comment on that.


I have to say that I have been a great supporter of Microsoft and their products. Even though they have had troubles over anti-trust claims by other software "houses", I still believe that Microsoft makes some terrific products, and if that Means Bill makes a bundle... so be it.

But this decision by Microsoft to withdraw support for anti-discrimination legislation in Washington State has left me with a very bad taste in my mouth for them. The legislation failed to pass by 1 vote. If Microsoft had supported it openly, there wouldn't be but a handfull of politicos in Olympia that wouldn't have supported it too. And to make matters worse, it seems that the big boys at Microsoft caved under pressure from one right-wing(nut) "pastor" who said that Microsoft would have to pay the consequences for their support. (See this article in the Washington Post)

But Microsoft's decision to withdraw its support for state legislation that would have banned discrimination against gays and lesbians in housing, employment and insurance drew sharp criticism yesterday from those who say the company missed an opportunity to make an important public statement. Instead, they say, Microsoft caved in to pressure from religious conservatives who opposed the bill, which failed by one vote last week.

It is disgraceful. Do not their Gay and Lesbian employees deserve the same respect in housing, employment, etc. that their straight employees have? Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer ought to be ashamed of themselves. How can they look their Gay and Lesbian employees in the face?

Horse Shoes?

I was always told that "almost" didn't really count. The Bushies "almost" caught Zarqawi in Iraq. Didn't they "almost" capture Bin Laden at one point? Bin Laden is still out there recruiting. Zarqawi is still inciting violence, murders and kidnappings in Iraq. Perhaps, the government should try a little harder and save the "almost"s for 2008 when they will have had "almost" won the presidential election (if there's any justice).

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Benedict XVI's Former Job and The Catholic "Name Game"

Apparently the former job of Benedict XVI, nee Cardinal Joseph "Joey Ratz" Ratzinger, (thanks Jon Stewart and The Daily Show for that one) was as head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. I have learned that The Congregation was formerly known as "The Inquisition"!

Great!! Now we have The Grand Inquisitor as a Pope. That's what I call the Dark Ages.

Frank Rich on the So-Called "Justice Sunday" Anti-Gay Propaganda Appearance by Sen. Bill Frist

Mr. Rich takes the appearance by Dr. Frist at the Justice Sunday telecast on TV this evening and makes clear what it is all about. I must say that Mr. Rich has an extraordinarily clear view of politics and society. And... it's not just because I agree with him. The money quote:

The "Justice Sunday" mob is also lying when it claims to despise activist judges as a matter of principle. Only weeks ago it was desperately seeking activist judges who might intervene in the Terri Schiavo case as boldly as Scalia & Co. had in Bush v. Gore. The real "Justice Sunday" agenda lies elsewhere. As Bill Maher summed it up for Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show last week: " 'Activist judges' is a code word for gay." The judges being verbally tarred and feathered are those who have decriminalized gay sex (in a Supreme Court decision written by Justice Kennedy) as they once did abortion and who countenance marriage rights for same-sex couples. This is the animus that dares not speak its name tonight. To paraphrase the "Justice Sunday" flier, now it's the anti-filibuster campaign that is being abused to protect bias, this time against gay people.

The text of the column is here courtesy of the New York Times. If I can hold my dinner down, I will try to watch this vilification of American citizens and attack on our democracy.