Friday, October 27, 2006

The Google

Like the President I use the Google on the internets too...

"One of the things I've used on the Google is to pull up maps. It's very interesting to see that. I forgot the name of the program, but you get the satellite and you can - like, I kind of like to look at the ranch on Google, reminds me of where I want to be sometimes. Yeah, I do it some."

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

It's Official

The GOP is the party for racists. I thought Deval Patrick had it bad in Massachusetts, this is an advertisement the RNC has put up against black candidate Harold Ford Jr in Tennessee.

Poll: Voting Still Important

Just 19% of those surveyed say the United States is winning in Iraq, an all-time low. And 38% say their own member of Congress doesn't deserve re-election, an all-time high.

If only US citizens were this motivated last November. I won't be so naive as to suggest Democrats having control will make everything better, but it will be the right statement to make: "we don't like getting kicked around."

Monday, October 23, 2006

Voting Republican

Reasons to vote Republican on November 7:
1) You are a white male
2) You earn more than $200,000 per year
3) You believe the Iraq war is "winnable"
4) You see abortion and infanticide as the same thing
5) You are a member of the NRA
6) You think that religion and politics do mix
7) You support lowering taxes in a time of war
8) You approve of pork barrel spending
9) You have a confederate flag bumper sticker
10) You feel sorry for Mark Foley

If you can associate yourself with three of these categories then go ahead and vote Republican.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Scary North Koreans

CNN has had this gem up all day. I wonder what the reaction would be if Australia decided to become a nuclear power. I'm sure the UN would respond with a resounding, "Who cares?"

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Around election time it's always interesting to see what Rasmussen and Zogby are doing in terms of polling. I emailed Rasmussen a couple of weeks ago to see if they would do a poll correlating the 20% of Americans who strongly approve of Bush with World Wrestling Federation viewers. They never responded.

Anyway, both of these sites are interesting. Unless, like the President, you don't believe in polls, science, mathematics and all that other extreme left propaganda.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The heart of the Republican party

It never ceases to amaze me that a political party can be so successful based purely on their ideology of fear and prejudice. Of course there are similar parties in other countries (Le Pen's Front National in France is a great example) but they don't have the mainstream popularity Republicans find in this country.

In Massachusetts there is an interesting governors race between a black man (Deval Patrick, Democrat) and a white woman (Kerry Healey, Republican). The Democrats have refused to run negative ads, in contrast the Republicans have being trying to paint Patrick as a soft on crime, cop-killer protector who is related to a convicted rapist. If there is anything small-minded people are fearful of it's a black man freeing all "the brothers" in a position of power. Apparently the campaign is working even though Patrick hasn't done anything any defense attorney wouldn't. The rapist he is related to is his brother-in-law who his sister pressed charges against 13 years ago, they have since reconciled.

It would be refreshing to see Republicans start debating the issues. They may never win another election...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Make no mistake

Thank George W. Bush for the situation in North Korea. Failure to open bilateral talks with the nation is the reason they tested a weapon today. Remember Kerry during the Presidential debate?

"With respect to North Korea, the real story: We had inspectors and television cameras in the nuclear reactor in North Korea. Secretary Bill Perry negotiated that under President Clinton. And we knew where the fuel rods were. And we knew the limits on their nuclear power. Colin Powell, our Secretary of State, announced one day that we were going to continue the dialogue of working with the North Koreans. The president reversed it publicly while the president of South Korea was here. And the president of South Korea went back to South Korea bewildered and embarrassed because it went against his policy. And for two years, this administration didn‘t talk at all to North Korea. While they didn‘t talk at all, the fuel rods came out, the inspectors were kicked out, the television cameras were kicked out. And today, there are four to seven nuclear weapons in the hands of North Korea. That happened on this president‘s watch. Now, that, I think, is one of the most serious, sort of reversals or mixed messages that you could possibly send."

Is there anything else left for them to screw up?

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Then what?

It looks like Republican's are going to have a tough time this November. Now that a page has come forward claiming to have sex with Foley its not going to get much better for Hastert et al.

So let's assume congress goes back to the Democrats, what then? Pulling out of Iraq and impeaching the President would be logical first steps. That will quell some of the anger but it's not going to address the larger issues. Republicans scream about Democrats not having an alternate plan, but it's for good reason. What exactly are they going to once they are in power? Will they halt spending, lower the deficit, ratify the Kyoto treaty, trash the PATRIOT act, build our world image, fund social security, rewrite No Child Left Behind, intervene in Darfur, repopulate New Orleans, toughen gun laws, stop funding Israel, talk to the axis of evil and send Rumsfeld to Guantanamo Bay? One can only hope...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Democrat: The Party of Conservatives

Why do Republicans think supporting warrantless wire taps is not hypocritical to conservative ideals? Oh yea, there are no conservative Republicans left. They've all become fascists. Republicans uber alles!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Not a great week for the Republican party...

I thought the Catholic church had a monopoly on pedophile scandals. I never realized being a congressional page is analogous to being an alter boy. I guess anywhere you find a bunch of old white men claiming the moral high ground you are bound to find a few NAMBLA members. Mark Foley should face criminal charges and the GOP leadership should face the consequences for trying to cover this up. Hastert should be the first to go.

Bush released a report he claimed would show the public that Iraq isn't such a bad place after all. Instead it backed up everything the New York Times reported. The war has made us all less safe. As we have been told "freedom isn't free" apparently it costs 400 billion and a new terrorist breeding ground.

Al Qaeda distributed a home video of the 9/11 terrorists having a great old time at Osama's retreat in Afghanistan. Another reminder that Iraq is a distraction we really can't afford.

Finally Bob Woodward released an insightful book that the White House described as "cotton candy". Cotton candy must be code for a fact-ladened book written by a non-biased investigative reporter. After all his last 2 books were supportive of the administration.

Assuming the Democrats have a spine November should be a cake-walk; but that is a big assumption...