Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Somewhere In America . . .

I hope James Carville is methodically slapping John Kerry in preparation for the debates . . .

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Once More for the People in the Back

Just in case any of you missed it, Captain James Yee received an honorable discharge last week. Captain who? you may ask. Why Captain James Yee of course. He was the guy the government accused of being an Syrian spy inside GITMO. Apparently it was all just one big oops, nothwithstanding those months in solitary. Hey we all could use a little time to think, right?

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Hard To Get By Just Upon a Smile

In the Craddle

The No Fly List just got a little bit more interesting as word comes that Yusuf Islam, a.k.a. Cat Stevens, was pulled from a Washington bound flight and will be sent back to merry ole England from whence he came. While the administration continues to make the country safe from popstar muslim converts and moderate islamic professors, it has yet locate OBL and does not appear to be in a hurry to do so despite claiming to want him "dead or alive."

Ever get the feeling you're stuck in Orwell's brain?

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Ivan, Ivan and yet more Ivan

It never ceases to amaze me that the people who are constantly raging about welfare mothers and the need to curtail so-called entitlement programs are often so quick to seek the government aid when mother nature decideds to wipe their house off the map. They want to live in on the coast in the middle of a hurricane zone and they want the government to pay for it when a hurricane knocks on their front door. Weren't these the same people who knew better what to do with their tax dollars than the government did? Where did the self-sufficient rugged I don't need a government handout people go?

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Dick . . . Dick Cheney.

The Man Has Balls, No Doubt

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Must See T.V.?

New Fall Line-up?

Palestinian reporter Mazen Al-Tumeizi, was killed Sunday while covering news of an American tank disabled by a car bomb. While Al-Tumeizi gave a report of the event, a U.S. helicopter, hovering above the crowd that had gathered to observe the tank, opened fire on the crowd killing at least thirteen, including Al-Tumeizi. That the American press has paid only scant attention to this story highlights the degree to which we continue to be ill-served by a press more interested in weather events than in the on camera death of a colleague.

War crimes in our name but hey, it's the new fall season line-up.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

The Incredible Shrinking Secretary of State

I Say Genocide

Ahh, remember when we had a Secretary of State and what he said mattered? I do. That said, Colin Powell stated the obvious today by calling the situation in Sudan a genocide. Of course he's not gonna do anything about it but I guess his conscience is clear. And that counts for something right?

Don't Call It a Comeback

The 2004 World Tour

Taking it way back to the basics, aka 2001, the funkmaster himself, Ayman "back da eff up" Al-Zawahri dropped a joint today to remind the party people that he and his crew still know how to rock the mic.

You may be safer . . . but you ain't.

Meanwhile, Back at the War

So it looks like the little scuffle in Iraq that we have gotten ourselves into is (gasp) still ongoing. More than 1,000 U.S. military personnel have been killed for what, at the time of this writing, has been a complete farce.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Are They Among Us?

It has been a constant refrain of W's administration that the war in Iraq has made the world safer from terrorism. Yet a quick glance at a television or a newspaper would seem to counter that assertion which leads one to the obvious conclusion . . . Aliens have taken over our media. I can see no other explanation.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Tommy Franks Gets Down

Unity? . . .

Our Bad . . .

Prosecutors have decided to drop the case against famed hotelier Kobe Bryant, sparing us from the accompanying hype of a trial. With an election on the horizon, the judge possibly figured the country needed to free up some much needed mental space. So, after the better part of a year contemplating Kobe's sexual m.o., what have we learned? . . . Beats me.

Welcome To The Jungle

The good people at the CATO Institute have something new in store for you this coming fall season. "Oh gee what?" you may ask. Well it's called the Ownership Society and in the ownership society, "patients control their own health care, parents control their own children's education, and workers control their retirement savings." This is a magical place where everyone has access to all available information to make rational decisions, where rational actors are rewarded and the others . . . Well life's bitch ain't it?

Once again the suits from D.C. pledge fealty to the "market" at the expense of common sense. A country in which a sizeable number of people believe Elvis is still alive is clearly not ready to place management of its citizens affairs in the hands of the masses. Gee, isn't that why we have government in the first place? Coming on the heels of the stock market's five year stagnation, the Ownership Society is at best an ill-conceived paean to the robust Clinton years and at worst a cynical ploy to teach Hobbes on a massive scale. Anyone else hear that school bell?

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Big Pimpin'

Who's Your Daddy?

Proving to be no one's Republican housenegro but his own, Alan Keyes laid the smackdown on Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter Mary Cheney today calling her a "selfish hedonist" as he sought funds for his ill-fated run against The Hope (aka Barack Obama). While "selfishly hedonistic" may also describe the farce known as Keyes' campaign, that is neither here nor there. Say what you will about the man, Keyes is out to show-and-prove that he is the biggest pimp in the house.

Let the church say amen.

Oops, They Did It Again

Mic Check, One Two-One Two

Seems like we are on the verge of yet another "terror" case being thrown out. This latest fiasco comes to us from the great state of Michigan. The U.S. Department of Justice is moving to have convictions of four suspected terrorists thrown out as a result of prosecutorial misconduct. Translation: The whole thing was a sham.

As anyone with a passing familiarity with recent news may note, the U.S. is currently overturning or dismissing cases of suspected terrorists while simultaneously stepping up trials of its own military personnel. And they said irony was dead . . .