Thursday, April 29, 2004


Bush and Cheney will meet in a private, closed-door session beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT at the White House with all 10 members of the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

At the administration's request, the questioning will not be recorded, nor will a stenographer be present to make a transcript. Commission members may take notes. That significantly differs with the commission's interviews with former President Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore, which a commission member said were recorded.

The testimony of Bush and Cheney will not be under oath, but they will "tell it exactly how it happened," McClellan said. McClellan said he expected Bush - not Cheney - to do most of the talking.

So they've rehearsed, is that what you're saying McClellan? But you still don't think the Preznit can get it right, hence all the secrecy. Hey, are the commission members aloud to talk about this after, or are they sworn to secrecy too? Why bother anyway? I heard a delightfully duped guy say about the President, "He know's things we don't know. Things he can't tell us."

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Oklahoma's Ass Kissing Get's Oklahoma Brown Nose

Citgo plans move to Houston

10:51 PM CDT on Monday, April 26, 2004

Associated Press

Citgo Petroleum Corp. said Monday that it will relocate its headquarters and 700 jobs from Tulsa, Okla., to Houston.

Citgo is just the latest company to move white-collar oil jobs to Houston.

San Francisco-based ChevronTexaco Corp. is consolidating the jobs of 3,700 workers and moving them to a downtown skyscraper formerly owned by Enron Corp.

Shell Oil Co., the U.S. arm of the London-based Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos., is based in Houston.

Phillips Petroleum Co. pulled up stakes from Bartlesville, Okla., after its 2002 merger with Houston-based Conoco Inc., and the combined company is ensconced in Houston.

Last year, Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. relocated hundreds of so-called extraction jobs to Houston from Louisiana, and Halliburton Co. moved its headquarters to Houston from Dallas.

It's Official. Oklahoma State Reps Absurdly Homophobic

Only one person in a same-sex couple would be recognized as a true parent of an adopted Oklahoma child under a bill approved Monday by the Oklahoma House.

Rep. Susan Winchester, R-Chickasha, wrote the bill. She said the measure is a response to Attorney General Drew Edmondson's March opinion that required the state to recognize adoptions in other states -- regardless of who the parents are.

Winchester said Monday that the bill would help persuade same-sex couples not to adopt Oklahoma children and would encourage children to be kept in traditional family homes.

House members voted 93-4 to approve the bill.

93 to freakin 4! What a bunch of hypocritical Hatemongerers. Do any of you see that you are saying children would be better off orphans than in a loving, caring home headed by people that are different from you!!? I could just cry. I can't believe you people are so-o-o-o afraid (of God knows what) that you prefer Foster Care to same sex adoption.

Sunday, April 25, 2004


Music for Liberal Scum to clean house to.
A little Hip Hop Bush style
Give Me Liberty Spartacus Jones
And don't miss this little toe tapper, King George

Friday, April 23, 2004

____________________________________________________________________________________________________ The current ban is in sharp contrast with recent history. During the 1970s, '80s and early '90s, the Pentagon encouraged coverage of its increasingly elaborate events for those killed in Egypt, Lebanon and Grenada. President Jimmy Carter was photographed praying over the remains of airmen killed in the failed hostage rescue mission in Iran, while his successor, Ronald Reagan, was shown pinning Purple Hearts to the caskets of Marines slain in El Salvador.

Ban started in 1991

Publicity for such ceremonies continued until Jan. 21, 1991, when officials started to prohibit filming at the Dover base in Delaware, home to the military's largest mortuary and the primary arrival point for remains.

There is disagreement about the reasons for the ban. Historians say then-President George Bush was angered when TV networks used a split screen to air his news briefing with reporters, in which he was seen to laugh at one point, and the coffin ceremonies during the 1991 Gulf War.

Department of Defense officials, however, say the restrictions were to protect mourners.

"Over the years, the families [of deceased service personnel] have told us that their privacy is very important in the immediate aftermath of being notified of their loss," said an official, who requested anonymity.

Despite this, exceptions were made for the return of caskets from Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown's 1996 plane crash in Croatia and the 1998 terrorist bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Officials also permitted public distribution of photos from the coffin ceremonies for those killed in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in 2000. And during the first two years of the current Bush administration, journalists photographed remains arriving at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.

But the Pentagon now says those pictures violated a total ban instituted in November 2001 on casket pictures at all U.S. bases and led to reiteration of that ban in March 2003 - the month the Iraq war began.

I distinctly remember the pentagon saying the ban was issued by the Clinton administration. Once again, it was Bush, Sr, remember the one that threw up on the Japanese Prime Minister and laughed during a coffin ceremony, "a thousand points of light", and couldn't speak in complete sentences.
Now the reports are that the Air Force "reluctantly" released the photo's under the Freedom of Information Act.
Having spent more than half my life married to the Air Force, I feel I have a right to the hunch that it wasn't all that reluctant. I'm disgusted that I didn't think of it myself.
The best way to honor our Airmen and Soldiers is to fight this miserable failure bastard that sent them over there on a lie. Show him there is nowhere to hide and shine "a thousand points of lights" on every inconsistancy this administration utters. Get him the hell out of the White House and put in a man that not only cares but knows a little something about war and diplomacy.

Since March 2003, a newly-enforced military regulation has forbidden taking or distributing images of caskets or body tubes containing the remains of soldiers who died overseas. [read more]

Immediately after hearing about this, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the following:

All photographs showing caskets (or other devices) containing the remains of US military personnel at Dover AFB. This would include, but not be limited to, caskets arriving, caskets departing, and any funerary rites/rituals being performed. The timeframe for these photos is from 01 February 2003 to the present.

I specified Dover because they process the remains of most, if not all, US military personnel killed overseas. Not surpisingly, my request was completely rejected. Not taking 'no' for an answer, I appealed on several grounds, and—to my amazement—the ruling was reversed. The Air Force then sent me a CD containing 361 photographs of flag-draped coffins and the services welcoming the deceased soldiers.

Score one for freedom of information and the public's right to know.

And thank you Russ Kick for fighting for that right. It is truly a comfort to witness the respect and care given our fallen soldiers on their journey home.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Something About Mary...

"Here is ... why a law-abiding gun owner would purchase one of these [semiautomatic] firearms ... This person's name is Mary ... and she happens to use a Colt AR-15. It is a semiautomatic that uses a 20 round-clip. That is what she hunts her deer with. That is what she kills her deer with. So she ... wrote us and sent us a picture saying: Look, what the semiauto ban of 1994 does it eliminates this kind of firearm, and, in essence, it eliminates the ability of a smaller person to go out into the brush to hunt deer and to recreate in that fashion."

-- Sen. Larry Craig, from remarks made on the Senate floor, March 1, 2004

I take it Mary doesn't eat the deer she sprays with ammo. Cooking is probably not one of the fashions in which she likes to recreate.

Y'all go sign the petition to renew the ban on assault weapons, there's not much time left.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

With two different polls reporting today that preznit is regaining his lead against Kerry, my utter perplexity led to me to search for an answer to the question, "What fucking planet are you people on?"
My search led me to a guy on our planet that was asking similar questions and had found one possible answer,

Lowering the Bar

As I sat and watched the presser Tuesday night I prayed that my predisposed suspicion of anything escaping the president's lips wasn't what produced my sense of stupified awe towards his prime-time blundering, that the rest of America was duly disappointed in our fearless leader's performance. But according to various experts in semiotics, his rhetorical tactics were, thanks to the majority of Americans possessing a level of intelligence comparable to that of the president, most likely effective:

''Semiotics works through the unsaid, the assumed, the associations the listener brings to an image,'' says Thomas Streeter, a sociologist and semiotics expert at the University of Vermont.

'He presented images building the association of Iraq with World War II, the so-called `Good War,' in which American were liberators, men dying for a great cause,'' Streeter said. ``If he can put that across, it supports his point of view.''

''It was effective,'' agreed Marshall Blonsky, a professor of semiotics at the New School University's Parsons School of Design in New York. ``And it speaks volumes about the stupidity of the American public.''

Matthew Langer

I suggest that all Democrats running for office enroll in Semiotics 101 and start dumbing down immediately.

Monday, April 19, 2004

So I'm thinking October for that road trip

"How long before y'all make me preznit again
and I can get back down here to the ranch?
This long?"

Sunday, April 18, 2004

Let's play "Liar or Incompetent Moron?"
Our subject today is Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.)

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says former Bush counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke’s testimony before a joint congressional panel on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks did not contradict his later testimony before a presidentially appointed commission.
He wished that Frist had consulted with him before making his floor statement.(Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.)

After Clarke testified publicly before the Sept. 11 commission chaired by former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, Frist urged on the Senate floor for Clarke’s 2002 testimony before the Congressional joint inquiry to be declassified.

Frist said Clarke had earlier been “effusive in his praise for the actions of the Bush Administration. It is my hope that we will be able to get that testimony declassified.”

Frist went on to say “Mr. Clarke has told two entirely different stories under oath. In July 2002, in front of the congressional joint inquiry on the Sept.11 attacks, Mr. Clarke testified under oath that the administration actively sought to address the threat posed by al Qaeda during its first seven months in office.

“It is one thing for Mr. Clarke to dissemble in front of the media. But if he lied under oath to the United States Congress it is a far more serious matter.”

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)......added that Frist’s condemnation of Clarke was excessive and out of character for the leader. “It’s like he was handed a script from the White House,” Durbin said.

When asked if he based his floor criticisms on a transcript of Clarke’s 2002 closed-door testimony and drew his own conclusions from that transcript, Frist said that he had.

OK contestants, it's time to write down your answers. Is Bill Frist a (big fat) Liar or a (rode the little bus) moron?

Friday, April 16, 2004


October 2, 2002

SEN. JAMES INHOFE (R), OKLAHOMA: Oh, yes, absolutely. I wouldn't be there in the first place. I don't think it's appropriate to go over there and aid and comfort the enemy when he says, well, we're not at war.

That's kind of a technicality. That's semantics. They were shooting down -- trying to shoot down our pilots at the time he was over there. And I think that's outrageous.

So the answer to the question is, no, I wouldn't have.

MCDERMOTT: You mean the planes that were bombing them, they were trying to shoot them down?

INHOFE: No -- bombing them in a no-fly zone? They had...


MCDERMOTT: I was in the (UNINTELLIGIBLE) airport and saw the damage done by the planes.

INHOFE: I can't believe this. I can't believe this.

MCDERMOTT: Well, I mean you've got to admit that we're bombing in Iraq, don't you?

INHOFE: I don't have to admit that we're bombing in Iraq. We're trying to take out surface to air missiles that are shooting at our pilots.

MCDERMOTT: And so we're doing it, what, with powder puffs and marshmallows? What are we using? We're using bombs, man.

INHOFE: Then I think everyone would agree this is a war after all.

BEGALA: Well let me ask you about...

INHOFE: It's not a declared war.


INHOFE: You liberals are always that way. You say, well, if it's not officially a declared war -- I can go over there and I can be nice to these people. Here's a guy that tried to murder our president, a guy that murdered 5,000 of his own citizens in one day. A guy that right now is shooting at our pilots that are flying legally in a no-fly zone patrolling it.

MCDERMOTT: There's no legal no-fly zone.

INHOFE: Oh yes there is.

MCDERMOTT: Under what? You tell me the law...

INHOFE: Under U.N. resolutions that he agreed to.

MCDERMOTT: No. There's no legal resolution -- no, there's no resolution for the no-fly zones.

BEGALA: Let's just take this just one at a time. I'm going to remind you, Senator Inhofe, about some words that you spoke the last time America was going into war. That war was Kosovo. And there is a startling, striking resemblance to exactly what Congressman McDermott said.

This is your words in the "Wall Street Journal" on March 5, 1999. Our president was leading us to war against an equally genocidal maniac. I agree with every word you said about Saddam Hussein. They also apply to Slobodan Milosevic.

This is what you said: "President Clinton's word means nothing." You called our president, sir, a liar as he was leading us into a war against a genocidal maniac. Would you like to retract that?

INHOFE: Oh yes, I certainly would. A totally different situation. At that time, Kosovo was no threat to the United States of America, right? It was -- we went in there for more humanitarian reasons. At that time, our president, Bill Clinton, had cut down our end (ph) strength and our modernization to the point where we were spread too thin and we were totally dependent on guard and reserve. We had to do something about it.

Stupid Prick. It would be funny if it weren't so scary. Oklahoman's can't get enough of the dumb sonofabitch. But at least he Did want to retract calling President Clinton a liar.
Inhofe proves Saddam had WMD's
Mr. HOLLINGS. Come on, in this terror war, might doesn't make right; right makes might in the war on terror. Don't worry about a big old defense budget. Get me a big old State Department budget. Let's start making friends. We can't do this by ourselves. We are whistling ``Dixie'' running around with an atom bomb and a bunch of GIs killing.

The question is: Was it really worth the invasion of Iraq to get rid of Saddam with 530-some American dead, over 3,000 injured, $160 billion in costs, and creating more terrorism rather than less terrorism? We actually, this minute, have more terrorism rather than less terrorism. We hope--and we want to support our effort in Iraq to bring it to as quick a conclusion as possible--we hope we have democracy, but right now, if you had to call the hand, it would be a loser because we were misled into this war.

Saddam Hussein didn't have any weapons of mass destruction, but when the President--and I want to explain that vote--when the President on October 7, 2002, said there is clear evidence of peril--those are his words, ``clear evidence of peril''--we cannot wait until the smoking gun is a mushroom cloud.

Mr. INHOFE. Will the Senator yield?

Mr. HOLLINGS. Wait a minute. That was on October 7. On October 11, we voted. Once the Commander in Chief says there is clear evidence of peril, and 4 days later we have a vote, anybody reasonably sane and prudent would vote to support his Commander in Chief. We thought there was clear evidence of peril. There was not clear evidence of peril.

I will be delighted to yield.

Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, is the Senator aware that 13 months ago they found 11 chemical rockets with warheads that would hold 140 liters of any kind of chemical? They found with that VX gas enough to load these 11 rockets. Subsequent to that they found 36 more. That is 47. Each rocket, with 140 liters of VX gas, can kill a million people; is the Senator aware of that? Would the Senator call that a weapon of mass destruction?

Mr. HOLLINGS. We ought to make my colleague, Senator Inhofe, the inspector rather than David Kay, who didn't find any of what the Senator was listing. In other words, I don't think there is any more argument. There might have been a little bit here, a little bit there, but there was no imminent threat. There was no clear evidence of peril. You can find stuff that could have killed anybody. We could all get the chicken flu, but we are not trying to eliminate the State of Delaware because they have a little chicken flu there. Come on.

Mr. INHOFE. Will the Senator yield further?


Mr. INHOFE. If they found 47 chemical rockets, rockets that would hold 140 liters of chemicals, why would they have them if they didn't intend on using them against somebody? Would you inform the Senator?

Mr. HOLLINGS. Why didn't they use them? Excuse me, why didn't they use it? You found them, why didn't they use them? Why didn't you call Saddam and say use them?

Mr. INHOFE. Why did they have them if they weren't wanting to use them at some point?

Mr. HOLLINGS. What is the excuse? You should have called him, you found them, and Saddam didn't use them. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. You are running around on the floor of the Senate finding all kinds of things, but we had inspectors upon inspectors, and they have pretty well proved there was no clear evidence of peril.

Mr. JEFFORDS. Will the Senator yield for a question?


Mr. JEFFORDS. I commend the Senator for his accurate statement relative to the purported threats. There was no way to deliver. I think 900 miles was the furthest rockets could carry, and there was no threat really ever given anyway. I want to clear that up from my perspective.

That's what the fucking local news led with, I swear to God. "Inhofe has proved that Saddam had WMD's."
____________________________________________________________________________________________________OKLAHOMA BREEDERS SAY THEY`LL HOLD COCKFIGHT
Thursday, April 15, 2004

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently upheld the state ban on cockfighting, but that`s not stopping one man from trying to organize one in Cotton County this Saturday. Mike Turner says his cockfight will be legal beause it`s on Inidan tribal land. An Iowa Park breeder has also told us he plans to stage fights on tribal land.

But Comanche Tribal Police Chief Ray Anderson told NewsCenter 3 that such a cockfight would be illegal, whether it`s tribal, state or federal law. He says the location in Cotton County, where he has heard the fight will take place, is not tribal land, and he says he will probably have officers in the area to make sure it`s not held on tribal land.

There are people (some I know personally) that spend their days organizing resistance to the ban on cockfighting.
It's too much. It blows my mind.

Thursday, April 15, 2004


"We meant it when we said it"

20,000 troops see Iraq duty extended 90 days
Move breaks earlier pledge to soldiers of one-year tour

The decision, announced by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld after first being reported Wednesday, breaks a promise to soldiers who were assured when they arrived in Iraq that they would stay no more than one year.

You're Fired!

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

A few favorites:

He was a threat because he funded suiciders.

I thought it was important for the United Nations Security Council that when it says something, it means something for the sake of security in the world.

Finally, the attitude of the Iraqis toward the American people -- it's an interesting question.
They're really pleased we got rid of Saddam Hussein, and you can understand why.


".....................that if you're Muslim, or perhaps brown-skinned, you can't be self-governing or free."

I need a drink.
(corrected when my ears stopped ringing)

Jesus, God. Is this really our President?!


Someone make him stop.


That Cass Brown, known as Atheist Jesus,
Has cancer does not really please us.
But if godless he passes,
From this world full of asses,
Then his chance for real peace just increases.

See the Blog that Cass Brown is dying for and while your there be sure and check out the beautiful Texas Images.
He's captured the Texas I grew up in.


I wasn't paying as much attention to things in '93 as I am now so, I find this bit of history very interesting.
It's a story in the Washington Post about Clinton responding to Iraq's attempt to assassinate George Bush Sr.

Clinton, speaking in a televised address to the nation at 7:40 last night, said he ordered the attack to send three messages to the Iraqi leadership: "We will combat terrorism. We will deter aggression. We will protect our people."

Seems like swatting flies worked pretty well. Dubya should have tried it before he said he was tired of it.
Today, I find this most interesting;

Aides met with Clinton Wednesday in the White House residence to present a summary of the evidence gathered by FBI and intelligence sources, the official said. On Thursday, Attorney General Janet Reno and CIA Director R. James Woolsey presented the president with their formal reports.

Walls Ashcroft? The only fucking walls are the ones in your brain that prevent you from seeing that you are not omnipotent.
Make room for Grandma

This year's version would eliminate a long-standing rule that families in the program, known as Section 8, pay no more than two-fifths of their income in rent. It would erase a requirement that three-quarters of the vouchers go to families who are extremely poor. And it would omit the federal quality standards that have covered all the apartments and houses in which participants live.
Doobie-ya is not bad though.
Maybe that's why he spends so much time at the ranch.
You do know what a doobie is, don't you Daisy?

Monday, April 12, 2004

Squoogy translates Condi.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Just happened across this while looking for something else.

Inside Politics
President Clinton Pushes Mideast Peace Proposals; Is California Governor Gray Davis Considering a Run for the White House in 2004?
Aired December 27, 2000 - 5:00 p.m. ET



WILLIAM J. CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I just have a limited number of days here before I leave office, and I'm trying to get as much done as I can.


JEANNE MESERVE, CNN ANCHOR: President Clinton keeps pushing his proposals to bring peace to the Middle East. We'll have the latest on the negotiations. Meantime, the future president has gone fishing amid questions about whether he has hooked a Defense Secretary nominee.

So nothing has changed for Dubya.
Come on you compassionate members of the Grand Old Party, cut the guy loose.
This led me to this;

The fishing commentator said he has long known the family and previously fished with the first President Bush.

But he said he was mystified as to how the face time with the current president had come to be.

Officials at the Outdoor Life Network said the White House had approached them.

Bush has been courting the millions of voters who fish and hunt.

On Wednesday, he led a tour for about 20 representatives of hunting and fishing groups, including Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. Bush was supposed to fish with Martin's crew that afternoon, but on a day of raging violence in Iraq, he put it off.

They floated on the pond for about 1 hours. White House aides told Martin that
``things were kind of calmed down'' in Iraq and that prospects were good for another session Saturday.

Friday "calmed down" While Dubya Fished

Thursday, April 08, 2004

KEAN. So when Mr. Clarke writes that the president pushed him to find a link between Iraq and the attack, is that right? Was the president trying to twist the facts for an Iraqi war? Or was he just puzzled about what was behind this attack?

RICE. I - I don't remember the discussion that Dick Clarke relates. Initially he said that the president was wandering the situation room - this is in the book, I gather - looking for something to do. And they had a conversation. Later on he said that he was pulled aside. So I don't know the context of the discussion. I don't personally remember it. But it's not surprising that the president would say, what about Iraq, given our hostile relationship with Iraq. And I'm quite certain that the president never pushed anybody to twist the facts.

Hmmm. I don't remember it, I don't know anything about it but, I know it didn't happen.
Has she always been as stupid as Dubya or has he just rubbed off on her?

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Photo courtesy of American Leftist

American Deaths in Iraq
Since war began: 636

Monday, April 05, 2004

"There is no precedent in any modern White House for what is going on in this one: a complete lack of a policy apparatus," says DiIulio. "What you’ve got is everything—and I mean everything—being run by the political arm. It’s the reign of the Mayberry Machiavellis."

It’s my honor to team up with, which I am told has made use of the Internet to great effect. While I myself do not have an Internet, my son does, and he says you guys are terrific.

Here’s the deal. My job is rhetorical jiu-jitsu: I take the words of right-wing jerks, and I use those words to heap scorn and ridicule upon them. It’s what I do. And I need your help. These guys say so many stupid and dishonest things every day that no one man possibly can sift through all of them. I need you to be my eyes and ears, so that no right-wing ideologue can ever again safely traffic in distortion and calumny.

Yea, I say unto thee. Let the flaming sword of justice rain down blows upon them, that they may rue the day when this contest was announced.

Click here to submit. We’ll put the best stuff on the air, and send the winner a signed book. Signed by me. Al Franken.

The future of our nation rests in your hands. Good luck!

This contest was created for you Ricky.
Right Eye for the American Guy
President Dupes Homophobes Aliens and Astronauts in
Effort to Retain Current Home away From Home

Some of President Bush's splashiest proposals are languishing in Congress even though his party controls both chambers.
Proposals to bar gay marriage, rewrite immigration laws, protect Americans from anthrax bacteria and send astronauts to the moon and Mars are progressing slowly -- or not at all -- even though Bush initially endorsed them at high-visibility events.

Not that I'm complaining.

Friday, April 02, 2004

Incredibly cool. And you can call me

Ricky, your mom is right.
Give her a grandchild already.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Supporters of abstinence-only programs for area high schools are pushing legislation they hope will take even more sex out of sex education. The bill, called the Birds and the Seeds, will require teachers to instruct students that babies are the result of "a person swallowing watermelon seeds" or that they are brought by storks. "We believe that keeping our young people ignorant is the best way to protect them..." More>>
PITTSBURGH, PA - When does life begin? That debate took an odd twist this week when anti-choice Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) stated that he had evidence that life begins much sooner than previously thought. "My research indicates that when a woman glances seductively at a man, she is setting in motion a series of social and biological events that eventually lead to fertilization," he said. Scientists from UCLA called the theory "pure bunk..." more...