Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Let Them Eat Johnny Cakes!

Remember that vile, vicious, vindictive, strictly partisan thing the Republicans moaned and bellyached about Democrats doing to a handful of Bush's Judicial nominees? That thing no God fearing, patriotic American Senator would stoop to? Yeah... that's the thing: FILIBUSTERING.

Steady dear reader, gazing upon that word can no longer corrupt you. Apparantly, filibustering is no longer an indication that Senators are in Satan's employ and Republican Senators are piling on the filibuster bandwagon faster than flies flocking to a ripe corpse!

No, no, no... they're not taking a stand against a laughably unqualfied or frighteningly extremist judicial nominee... if Bush says he's known a nominee for at least 10 years, that's still good enough for them.

They're taking a stand against the nation's hard working poor. (Who are only slightly less a plague on society than those lazy bastards who can't find a job.)

Not only are they filibustering what, if it passes, will be the first minimum wage increase in a decade, they've successfully defeated the House's clean and simple version of the bill. ...And they're making sure that if the Minimum Wage Act passes, 121 pork barrel ammendments, some of which will provide even more tax breaks for large corporations, will pass right along with it.

I'll wait while you savor the warm fuzzy it gives you to know that, as a member of the working class, you'll get to work harder than ever to keep less than ever so you can bear the lion's share of the nation's rapidly growing expenses.

Ok, now that you're all warm and squishy, inside (your mouth, where you've no doubt just vomited...)
Click Here to find out who your Senators are, if you don't know already. Then, dial (202) 224-3121 to ask for your Senator's office. Let your Senators know that they are in Washington to represent YOU and that YOU want them to vote in favor of passing the CLEAN VERSION of the minimum wage act!


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Monday, January 29, 2007

Carrot Top Has Lock on Ginger Write-in Vote.

AP Headline: No lock on black voters for Obama

Washington Post Headline: Can Hillary Count on Women?
Author Linda Hirshman discusses why New York senator cannot rely on women's votes alone in '08.

Similarly pointless headlines, soundbytes, speculation and stories abound...

ENOUGH already!!!!!! We get it! It didn't escape anyone's notice.

Barack has a permanent tan and Hillary has a vagina.
Big friggin' whoop!

This isn't news and it has nothing to do with electing or not electing either of them as our next President -- as should be pretty damned evident considering that the current adminionstration is headed up by a Dick and a Bush.

Speculation as to whether all blacks will vote for Barack or all women will vote for Hillary? Insulting. Beyond insulting.... and, frankly, moot. There is no target market for this non-information!!

Here's a newsflash, for those of you in the right wing media who don't get out and mingle with us real people much:

This is 2007. The remaining handful of slobbering neanderthal f*cktards who still give even a fraction of a whit about a candidate's gender or race wouldn't vote for either Barack or Hillary, regardless of their race or gender, because they're something far more sinister. They're Democrats.

Worth a Listen

A Florida orator on Bush & the war:

MarkTalks (Listen to the file entitled "True Fiction")

Open letter...

Dear Democratic Senate Majority,

Stop wasting time and our hard earned tax dollars on non-binding resolutions. We sent you to Washington to weild our voices, pass binding resolutions and enact real pieces of legislation, not to busy yourselves sculpting do-nothing machines from empty words.

Stop lollygagging around on our dime and get to work -- real work! ...Or we'll be more than happy to field candidates who will, when next you're up for re-election.

The real McCain

Before you consider voting for him, get to know him! McCain, in his own words...


Sunday, January 28, 2007

AP headline: Lieberman may back Republican in 2008

A. Bush-lite is open to supporting a Republican? Big Friggin' Duh!

B. Does the Ap really think anyone's so interested in who Lieberman endorses that it's necessary to report on it before he's even chosen someone to endorse??

Drag Him Forward (part 3)

The remainder of the Iraq Study Group's recommendations discuss what Iraq, we and the rest of the world can do. I won't go through them recommendation by recommendation because they don't discuss what MUST happen.

Here are my recommendations:

1. We MUST butt out. We've done enough damage and our continued presence only delays what MUST transpire for Iraq to become a strong and stable sovereign nation, once again. (This is not bloody likely to happen.) We must also make it very clear WHY we are leaving, so there is no misperception that we are "cutting and running" on a mess we're too lazy to clean up after ourselves... and this won't be easy, if it's possible at all, given the ways in which the right wing media and the Bush adminionstration have purposely politicized this war to villify any American who doesn't fall into lockstep.

A. Shift our focus and resources from rebuilding Iraq to rebuilding our own gulf coast.

B. Take our "war on terror" to the people who ACTUALLY orchestrated the attacks of 9/11/01 -- Osama bin Ladin and his growing Al Queda organization.

2. The rest of the world also MUST butt out -- completely. (Not any likelier to happen than our butting out.) Isolate Iraq -- let them sort it out on their own.

3. Iraq MUST have its civil war, especially since WE waged their revolution for them. It's important that they win their own independence -- that's why they're fighting US for it, now and why we'd be doing the same, if the situations were reversed.

4. After their civil war has ended, Iraqis MUST determine what their new Iraq will be and how it will be structured and set about to the task of building it.

5. We and the rest of the world MUST accept whatever they come up with... even if they choose a form of government we detest. It's THEIR country -- not ours.

This concludes my series on the Iraq Study Group Report.

Sunshine 3

HR 5 -- PASSED -- College Student Relief


Aye: 232
No: 0
MIA: 1 (Obey)


Aye: 124
No: 71
MIA: 7

HR 6 -- PASSED -- Creating Long Term Energy Alternatives


Aye: 228
No: 4 (Barrow, Boren, Lampson, Marshall)
MIA: 1 (Cooper)


Aye: 36
No: 159
MIA: 7

How did YOUR Representative in Congress vote on these and other important pieces of legislation?

Thursday, January 18, 2007


In my ongoing duty as an evil liberal destroyer of all that is sweet and snuggly, I decided to enter a couple of designs in this year's anti-Valentines contest on CafePress. These are the Melhi Ink store's entries... enjoy!

Beware Love (Valentine skull & crossbones)


"Can't we just be strangers with benefits?"

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sunshine 2

HR3 -PASSED- Stem Cell Research:


Aye: 216
No: 16
MIA: 1 (Bishop-GA)

Aye: 37
No: 158
MIA: 7 (Buyer, Gilchrest, Hastert, G Miller, Norwood, Radanovich,

(Note: Johnson(R)IL-15 voted No)

HR4 -PASSED- Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation


Aye: 231
No: 0
MIA: 2 (Levin, Loebsack)

Aye: 24
No: 170
MIA: 8 (Buyer, Gillmore, Hastert, Kirk, McHue, G Miller, Norwood, Radanovich)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Let the Sun Shine In

The 110th Congress. You voted 'em in, now keep track of them!
For more info see: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/index.asp

H.R. 1 - Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act -

Aye: 231
No: 0
MIA: 2 (Moran-VA, Ortiz-TX)
Aye: 68
No: 128
MIA: 6 (Buyer, Gillmor, Knollenberg, Marchant, Moran-KS, Norwood)

H.R. 2 - Minimum Wage Act -

Aye: 233 v
No: 0
MIA: 0
Aye: 82
No: 116
MIA: 4 (Buyer, Knollenberg, Miller, Norwood)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Getting back to normal.

The new Democrat controlled Congress has convened. It's a little premature to be feeling even a hint of relief, but... at least now there's a chance.

In other news...

Bush tacked one of his infamous signing statements onto yet another bill. This time, it's a postal reform bill that, among other things, says Uncle Sam can't snoop through your private mail. The signing statement pretty much amounts to "Oh yeah, just watch me."


America's number one enemy and chief instigator of the loony left-wing media conspiracy, CNN, ran a trailer for a piece about Osama bin Ladin, which captioned footage of the hardly-worth-troubling-Bush's-thoughts terrorist leader with "Where's Obama?"

Presenter Wolf Blitzer, believed by some to be Satan's he-bitch, issued a formal appology to Senator Barack Obama, saying later of the oopsie "We had a very bad typographical error... We certainly deeply regret the error."

It's a shame someone hasn't developed a technology that could be afforded on a media cable giant's budget that would allow them to edit and record such things ahead of time, instead of making them up on the fly, so that news outlets could have their captions glanced over by a proofreader who has a vague awareness of the fair and balanced Obama name game media blitz of the last few weeks and can tell an "s" from a "b."

Typographical error? BZZZZZZZT -- try again, CNN. Granted, I don't have a PhD in typing, but I do know my way around a keyboard. I got my first typewriter when I was 6 and officially learned how to touch-type at 12. I type too fast for regular keyboards and, to avoid multiple keyboard replacements per year, while slowing my speed enough for the computer to keep up with me, I have to use an allegedly "indestructible" jelly board (fondly referred to as "the medicine board." If you've tried to use one, you know why.) I type very fast, I type a lot and while I'm usually pretty accurate, thanks to the medicine board slowing me down to what is, for me, an unnatural, finger-tying speed, I do make all of the common typos... usually several times each in a single blog entry, as you've no doubt noticed, by now.

So let's examine the many common typos, shall we?
B is neither adjacent nor mirrored to "s" on the keyboard. B isn't typed with the same finger as s -- on either hand B doesn't appear when the strike finger lingers too long the s key. S doesn't require pulling the strike finger from its home key and stretching to strike a non-adjacent position as b does. The word "Obama"does not result from typing the letters in "Osama" out of order. "B" isn't a common aurally induced "brain fart" substitution for "s" (as "ing" is for "ink") and it isn't a common visually induced "brain fart" substitution (as d,g,p or q would be for b.) Etc. Etc. Etc.

Not a typo and nobody who viewed the piece in production noticed it until everybody who viewed it on television noticed it? If I didn't know better, I'd say that either the left wing media is turning on its own... or... nooooo... it's almost too absurd to think... could it be? THERE IS NO FRIGGIN' LEFT WING MEDIA AND NEVER WAS.

Yep, things are getting back to normal, quickly... just not the particular brand of "normal" I was hoping for. *long, heavy sigh*