Saturday, February 28, 2004

The latest effort to convert me to the GOP has arrived in my mail box titled "John K. "The Jerk"".
It starts with a guy ( saying he doesn't send irritating mail but he's going to make a exception this time. Then he calls President Clinton "the pervert" and calls everyone that doesn't like Bush "you un-educated slacker".

He's attached a letter that is alledgedly from a Joseph R. Cafarella who relates a day in the life of John Kerry during his own career as an Air Force pilot. You know, I don't know if John Kerry ate your pizza and said his boat was bigger than yours (30 or so years ago), but I know he'd be better than this, or this. By the way, I had a hard time finding a US paper that is reporting these figures.
George W. Bush and John Kerry both spent their mid twenties in uniform. The similarities end there.
Max Cleland speaking to

I know you're a supporter of Sen. John Kerry.

I am yes, a big supporter.

Do you think his vote last fall in favor of war has hurt him?

Yes, it's cost him. But he and I were trying to do the right thing and give the president of the United States the benefit of the doubt. After all, the vice president stood up at the VFW convention and said Iraq is building nuclear weapons. It was all part of cherry-picking the intelligence and boosting the case for war in Iraq, which they'd already decided to do. They were just looking for reasons. They kept saying there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida. And the president said it's all about terrorism and the war on terrorism. Everybody in the administration was selling this used car. The problem is all the wheels have fallen off the car and we've got a lemon. Looking back, yeah, I regret that vote. I gave the president of the United States the benefit of the doubt. He took it as a blank check. I feel like I have been duped....

So there's the answer. They were giving the president the benefit of the doubt, they were duped.
I'm sorry, I don't buy it. I could see it was a fucking lemon all the way from Oklahoma and you guys were in a position to look under the hood! I believe the truth is, most of our Democrat leaders misplaced their balls when they got a whif of the new McCarthyism, Patriotism, in the air. I hope they've found them now.

Friday, February 27, 2004

So my advice is this. Do not go.
Three people have asked me if I was going to see The Passion of the Christ in the last 24 hours. I got a couple of sermons when I answered "No. I've never liked Passover". The lay person sermons made no sense, as usual, but what do you say to your hair dresser when she insists that "it is Gods commandment that we see how the curtain was opened."? Especially when she has scissors in her hand.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

E-mail from a Republican.

Oh well, I can assume that you and I will continue to look at world events and politics thru the tainted filters of our life experience. If Bush found the cure for cancer, you would bash him as a racist for not curing 'sickle cell" first!

A woman's right begins before conception. The right to refuse, the right to use multiple forms of contraception, the right to abstain. I would love to believe that abortions were only used when the mother/childs heath is in danger, or cases of rape. I've heard too many women discuss their serial abortions like it was the god damn morning-after pill!
Where is a man's right in the decision to keep his child? Equal rights? lets have it.

Just got back from Austin, took the time to tour the Texas State History Museum. I found it very entertaining that the newly formed republican party of the mid 1800's were so proactive in involving the newly freed slaves in appointing positions for the 'freemen' in government jobs/positions, but as soon as the Democrats resumed control, all the progressive legislation was repealed, and the Demos held control for the next 100 years.......hmm, just kinda interesting.
I'll check out the blade

I checked out the "blade". Where do you find this stuff? Is it circulated by the yellow-dog-demo email club?
I took a quick look at the editorial pages, it wasn't hard to see which way this paper leans...or leaps I should say.

...and 9-11 illustrates Clintons foreign policies!

You actually read that book.....Mr. Franken may be entertaining (he is a comedian) but informative? I doubt it.

I'll read soon as I'm done with "It takes a village".

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

I'm hoping to get on this list next.
Just don't put me next to Keyshawn Johnson.
hometown news

Oklahoma Gazette 15 January 2004
State Rep. Bill Graves, R-Oklahoma City, plans to file not one, but two measures to outlaw gay marriages and civil unions. Graves is of the opinion that homosexuality is an "abomination in God's eyes" (Hey if heteros don't fight to keep marriage to themselves, then everyone will think they're entitled to years of domestic hell followed by a soul-shattering divorce.)
One of the measures would amend a state law that already bans gay marriages, but strengthen it against "Judicial excess" as Graves calls it.
Graves also wants to change the Oklahoma Constitution to make it clear that homosexual marriages will not have any legal status. He wants the law to clarify that same-sex marital bliss is "repugnant to the public policy" of the state.

I would think "judicial excess" would be filing TWO measures AND changing the State Constitution to outlaw something that is ALREADY banned.
Ever since Daisy (the blog pimp), insisted I start my own blog I have had but one goal.
That goal was to someday see my name on the Liberal Scum List at Bottle of Blog.
It's been a long hard road, many tears along the way but, today, I realize my dream.
I have seldom been so proud.

Monday, February 23, 2004

From Liberal Talk Radio and Liberal Media

A lobbyist, on his way home from work in Washington, D.C., came to a dead halt in traffic and thought to himself, "Wow, this seems worse than usual."

He noticed a police officer walking between the lines of stopped cars, so he rolled down his window and asked, "Officer, what's the hold-up?" The officer replied, "The President is depressed, so he stopped his motorcade and is threatening to douse himself in gasoline and set himself on fire. He says no one believes his stories about why we went to war in Iraq, or the connection between Saddam and al-Qa'ida, or that his tax cuts will help anyone except his wealthy friends; the press called him on the lie about Iraq trying to buy uranium from Niger, and now Campbell Brown is threatening to sue him for a sexual innuendo he made at a recent press conference. So we're taking up a collection for him."

The lobbyist asks, "How much have you got so far?"

The officer replies, "About 14 gallons, but a lot of folks are still siphoning."

Hey!! That's not very generous, big hearted and handsome.
1. broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant -- (showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions")
2. liberal -- (having political or social views favoring reform and progress)
3. liberal (vs. conservative) -- (tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition)
4. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded -- (given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather")
5. free, loose, liberal -- (not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem")

1. conservative (vs. liberal) -- (resistant to change)
2. conservative -- (opposed to liberal reforms)
3. cautious, conservative -- (avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate")
4. button-down, buttoned-down, conservative -- (unimaginatively conventional; "a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-gray world of business"- Newsweek)
5. bourgeois, conservative, materialistic -- (conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality")

hmm, generous, big hearted, handsome or, unimaginative, bourgeois materialist?

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Because it is funny.

borrowed from TBogg
29 minutes left to plead.
Stop thinking for a while and go to the movies.
If you can't go to the movies,(because you don't want to put up with the full time idiots that will go to see this movie, you just want to be one for a couple of hours) rent Super Troopers.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

It makes me crazy!
AP Sat, Feb 21, 2004
Bush's political advisers see national security as one of the president's key advantage in his re-election effort to a second term this fall.
"I will not relent until the terrorist threat to America is removed," Bush said.

Reuters Sat, Feb 21, 2004
.....nearly $1 billion in federal funding for homeland security and bioterrorism response efforts had been cut, leaving local police and firefighters without the training and equipment they need to keep communities safe.
"We are finding it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to rely on the current administration to help us tackle our states' challenges. In fact, the administration often causes them," Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano
Supreme Court to Review Bush Administration Power With 'Enemy Combatant' Rules
At issue is President Bush's claim of authority to protect the nation and pursue terrorists unfettered by many traditional legal obligations and outside previous precedents for government conduct in wartime.

"Because the president said `I think you're a bad man,' he's been in jail for two years," said Andrew Patel, one of Padilla's attorneys. "He hasn't had a chance to defend himself. That's not the way we do things in this country, when we're at war or when we're at peace."

The thing can't steal something and then say "I'm not a thief."
It is the way we do things in this country. It's the way we've
done them since we allowed the theft of the presidency.

Friday, February 20, 2004

This woman called and screamed at me for about seven minutes today.
Later she screamed at my boss. When she got to my bosses boss she
screamed that none of this would have happened if I had been more
compassionate when she was screaming at me.

I bet she's a Republican.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Destructive fine print is showing through the budgetary bandwagon President Bush has designed for his re-election drive. It turns out that hundreds of thousands of poor and low-income families will lose child care and housing assistance if the administration's ballyhooed spending cuts take effect. In trying to campaign as a late-blooming fiscal disciplinarian, the president is making a show of marking 128 programs — count 'em, G.O.P. budget hawks, 128 — for elimination or cutbacks in many vital social service areas. As if they are at the heart of the administration's rolling deficits, which threaten the nation's economic future.

The savings from the draconian budget theatrics would total no more than $4.9 billion. This is less than 1 percent of the record $521 billion deficit Mr. Bush helped create with tax cuts weighted toward the affluent (whose top 1 percent will net a $45 billion boon in this year alone). The real costs of such shabby budget politics would affect programs like housing vouchers. These would be cut $1.7 billion below what's needed to maintain the two million people getting help. Depending on localities' responses, this cut could mean the denial of vouchers to 250,000 of the impoverished, elderly and disabled.
Read the rest. It's amazing.
Who is this guy campaigning too? Is there someone out there that thinks this is a good idea?
If only our president would be so diplomatic.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

How is it possible that Daisy has never seen Steel Magnolias!? Of the movies on her list, I've never seen Romauld et Juliette or Shirley Valentine. Well, AI, I fell asleep every time I tried to watch it. It got me thinking about the great characters in Steel Magnolias and what great names they had.
Truvey: "In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight."
Ouiser(pronounced Weeza): "I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for the past 40 years!"
Clairee: "Well you know what they say: If you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!"
I really need a name for myself so I might just borrow one of theirs. I love M'lynn but we all know (except for Daisy) what happened to M'lynn so I can't take that one.
I could be B'lynn or D'lynn. P'lynn?
I was Ma Kettle when I first got on the internet (way back in '91) but that was just to keep the pervs away. There are not so many pervs as there used to be.
So help me pick a name.
iwtbad just isn't working.

Go read Nobody Does It Worser at Bottle of Blog and look at the pictures while you're there.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Starting a list of things that must be reversed once we get Bush out of The White House.
1. In his State of the Union address, President Bush said, "We will double federal funding for abstinence programs, so schools can teach this fact of life: Abstinence for young people is the only certain way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases."

Here's Daisy's "illustrated" list of "100 Things You Can Do With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend...
Instead of It."

My Favorite Quote of the Week

"Greenspan goes on to explain that, also, his aunt could be his uncle, but only if she grows a pair."
Bottle of Blog
I have seen so many columns explaining what/why Bush said on meet the Press. One guy completely rewrote the transcript! I expcect to see that in my e-mail soon, as the "true words of GW". The Republicans are jotting down their excuses for not winning this one folks. They're looking ahead.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Listen to Extraordinary stories form Ordinary lives.
I'm reading "Gate To Women's Country" again. I had an epiphany, when I read it a dozen years or so ago, and I can remember the epiphany but not the words that inspired it. I'm going to highlight it this time.
Shhhh! You can't see me.

My cars odometer.
We bought this car, a Toyota 4-Runner, on Guam in 1985.
Over the last 19 years, each family member has had a turn
at it being their primary means of transportation.
She's (the car) been good to us and is now in semi-retirement.
She just takes me to work and back every day now.

This is my favorite extra thing on my car.
If I think I might be rolling over, I can just check it to know for sure.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Angry Bush Declares He Will Make Up Missing Guard Service "Right Fucking Now"
Miserable Failure
I was listening to a segment of All Things Considered and George Lakoff said that Democrats don't get that people don't vote their self interests, they vote their identity and values. So even if they've lost their job, retirement, and home because of Bush, they will still vote for him again. Even if they have spent many nights praying that their son would come home safe from Iraq (and they know there is no good reason for him to be there) they would give Bush 4 more years. Why? Because, they too, want to be a cowboy?
I know people personally that this theory applies to. I'm just afraid to think too hard about how they identify with this lying bully.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

As for Countries I have visited.............

I hope to add many more to this map someday

create your own visited country map
or write about it on the open travel guide
Don't know why I've never been to Minnesota, guess I never was invited.

If the territories were on here, Guam would be red.
create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

Saturday, February 07, 2004

This guy got 10% of the votes in Oklahoma in the Republican primary.
He was the only one on the ticket besides Bush.

Other little known candidates might put "the crunch" on the competition.
This is a great place to laugh at the stuff that's been driving me crazy.
The Amateur Gourmet has made Janet Jackson Cupcakes.
It made me want to show off my, much less titillating, Snickerdoodles.

If you've never seen Trimph the Insult Comic Dog then Triumph does the weather will be a nice introduction. (Needs windows media) If you only see one more Triumph clip, make it Triumph Visits the 'Star Wars' Nerds Part One.

Friday, February 06, 2004

Favorite Boob Cartoon........ so far.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

According to this Gay-o-Meter I'm 50% Gay.
In their words "A happy and well adjusted hetero babe."

How Conceited Am I?

you are paleturquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

Well, I'll tell you. The only thing they got wrong is that I damn sure am the go-to person when something needs to be done! ;>
thanks to Daisy, Kimberly, Ellen, and Zee. I stopped following the link as soon as I found someone that matched exactly to me. I wonder if Zee and I were separated at birth.
This could be a cool tool. I wish I had time to use it myself.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

G of Bad Marriage Blog asks us to send him the link to any blog we think might belong to his wife. It would be funny if it were Daisy.

I followed the Green Fairy Rd. to the BMB.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

How just two cookies can feed all the hungry kids in the world.