Sunday, September 30, 2007

Religon and Government Office

In keeping with the theme of my last post... Over ar HuffPo St. John McCain would prefer a Christian president (he can clarify his remarks until he's blue in the face), so I would like to remind him of Article VI of the US Constitution:

Jesus Hates Me... I Think

I live in Las Vegas and I work in Las Vegas... We have a lot of churches here, whether Catholic, Protestant, and way too many Mormon ones... Just don't come to my door - it would be greatly appreciated... But I digress... Anyway... I came across some strange people carrying signs... Not anti-war signs, but signs that told me I was going to hell on Fremont Street - all of this during Bikefest weekend... I saw some "Bikers For Jesus" but no "Hell's Angels"... Anyway, here are some pictures of the signs and the people holding them...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hair-do Hates Poor Kids

John Ensign (R-HeadUpAss) hates poor kids. Let's hope none of his friends and/or patients kids are in need of health care - because his vote just told them all they can all go to hell. (Roll Call Votes).

I'm old, so this song came to mind by The Carpenters:

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hair-do Hates Free Speech

Think Progress:

Today, the Senate voted 72-25 to approve Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) bill criticizing’s Gen. David Petraeus ad in the New York Times. The “sense of the Senate” resolution “strongly” condemns the “personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus.”

By the vote:

Harry Reid (D-NV): Endorses free speech
John Ensign (R-HeadUpAss): Hates free speech

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

George Bush = Moron

From McClatchy:

It took just eight decades but H.L. Mencken's astute prediction on the future course of American presidential politics and the electorate's taste in candidates came true:

On July 26th, 1920, the acerbic and cranky scribe wrote in The Baltimore Sun: "...all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily (and) adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

ASS!! Hair-Do Edition part 2

Sorry for not posting in awhile - been catching up on some DVD's that have been piling up... Anyway, here is an e-mail to Senator Ensign (R-HeadUpAss) sent today after he voted nay on restoring Habeas Corpus:

I don't understand... You support Mr. Bush and his failed war policies, yet you don't support restoring Habeas Corpus. Where do your priorities lie - with party or country??? With the way you vote, it seems that the answer is party. Have you no shame, Mr. Ensign???

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hitting those Meds again!!!

John Ensign (R-Panteen) is hitting the Med cabinet at his animal hospital again... Had this to say about our Cheerleader-In-Chief's "speech" about Iraq tonight posted on his website:

Washington, D.C. – Senator John Ensign released the following statement tonight after President Bush delivered his speech to the American People:

“After hearing from General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker, the President tonight outlined to the American people the best way forward in Iraq. Unlike some, he has listened to the recommendations of our troops engaged in the battle in Iraq. The bottom up approach and getting basic infrastructure needs in place has helped quell the violence in many of Iraq’s provinces. Al-Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations, believe the war in Iraq is the central front in their war against the West. It is critical that we listen to our generals and troops on the ground in order to achieve success in Iraq.”

Someone should remind him that Iraq had nothing to do with Al Qaeda before we invaded and occupied it. I'm still waiting for my CongrASSman Jon Porter to issue a "supportive" statement to "Dear Leader"...

Chuckle-Nuts speaks...

...And all I heard was Iraq... blah blah blah, Surge... blah blah blah... Victory... blah blah blah... Success... blah blah blah... he really should get a new speech writer.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dedication - 9/11 edition

I first heard this song when I was living back home. I lived on the Canadian border, so I had access to their radio & TV stations... Which is where I first heard this song (radio, of course). None of the stations out of Buffalo played it and I really only heard it on one Canadian station (memory fails as to which one, though - it might have been 97.7??) Heart later covered this song, but this is by the original artist, Australian, John Farnham (also, for a short time, from the Little River Band in the early 80's). The Song is "You're The Voice". It originally came out in 1986, but this was filmed in 2003. This goes out to everyone who has had the courage to take a stand against the Bush Crime Family over the last 7 years (of hell!!!)

Just a reminder for those who've forgetten...

Cheerleader-In-Chief had this to say six months after 09/11/01:

And yet, Bin Laden is still on the loose SIX YEARS later, we're in a quagmire in Iraq with no end in sight, New Orleans is still suffering, the economy is doing terrible, his friends in China are poisoning everything, people are dying in mines, the environment is suffering - need I go on???.... WTF!!! I will be so glad when January 20, 2009 comes!!! DEMS: IMPEACH HIM NOW!!!

Dedication for Republicans to Petraeus

Found this clip... I guess I'll make this a dedication for all the War Party members (Repulicans) to David Petreaus:

Heller on Petraeus

CongrASSman Dean Heller (R-NV01) had this to say about the Petraeus hearing:

“Our military has done a tremendous job in securing certain areas of the country and has made real progress. Civilian deaths have declined and tribal leaders are rejecting al Qaeda in the Anbar Province. It is also heartening to hear that troop reductions are a part of the overall strategy moving forward,” said Heller

“While substantial progress has been made, I am concerned about the political progress of the Iraqi Government and their ability to take control of the security needs in their country. Our role in Iraq is not an opened ended one, and the ultimate responsibility for Iraq lies in the hands of the Iraqi people. I look forward to reviewing the full report to determine for myself the extent of our progress in Iraq and what degree of U.S. involvement should be necessary in the future,” added Heller.

For a newbie, he really said something good. I'm glad he's not drinking out of the same Kool-Aid pitcher as Ensign and Porter!!

Porter on Petraeus

CongrASSman Jon Porter (R-HeadUpASS) has this to say about David Petraeus' hearing today:

“The testimonies delivered today by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker were accurate, apolitical assessments which exclusively considered the facts. The expectation that there will be substantial withdrawals of U.S. troops in the near future is encouraging. I call on my colleagues to reflect on the consequences of abrupt change.”

He needs to find a way out of that Fantasyland he's been living in!!!

Ensign on Petraeus

John Ensign (R-Breck) said this on his web page:

“Today’s progress report on the surge in Iraq contained some encouraging news. Our military objectives are being met, and violence and death are down dramatically. Credit goes to our troops who have integrated themselves into local communities and ensured that security and basic services are provided. This bottom up approach has created a successful working relationship with local Iraqi leaders. Al Anbar province, once thought to be lost for good, is proof that this is a successful approach. By providing the basic needs of water, power and sewage to Iraqi communities, we will see continued progress toward a stable and secure Iraq. There is much work that still needs to be done, and I believe our men and women on the front lines have the ability and will to succeed.”

He should stop raiding the drugs at his Vet Hospital... and if he is, he should share with the less fortunate!!!

Friday, September 07, 2007

I miss the 80's

I grew up in the 80's. I miss the music, and yes, even the clothes and hair. What I don't miss is the Tipper Gore of the 80's. I would have to say she is the catalyst of my interest in politics. Here are two vids about the PMRC (EVIL!!!). They are of a 20/20 segment talking about Metal music... Note how young Barbara Walters and Sone Phillips look - even Tipper Gore.

Clip #1

Clip #2

Leave the Internets Alone

It's bad enough we had to put up with Gonzo, now before he leaves, DOJ wants to screw with the "Internets". Just be gone already!!! Anything to help Big Business and screw the rest of us!!! We need Action on this. Impeachment would be a good start!!

From CBS News:

The agency told the Federal Communications Commission, which is reviewing high-speed Internet practices, that it is opposed to "Net neutrality," the principle that all Internet sites should be equally accessible to any Web user.

Several phone and cable companies, such as AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp., have previously said they want the option to charge some users more money for loading certain content or Web sites faster than others.

The Justice Department said imposing a Net neutrality regulation could hamper development of the Internet and prevent service providers from upgrading or expanding their networks. It could also shift the "entire burden of implementing costly network expansions and improvements onto consumers," the agency said in its filing.

Interestingly funny

John at Americablog has an inerestingly funny post about Fred Thompson. But I'll take it a step further.

Like "The Gentlemen" in Buffy, Fred might seem like the nice guy, but he will cut out your heart!!!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Finally - A Judge who knows right from wrong...

Rather than support the mess that is the PATRIOT ACT!!! Kudos to U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero for his outstanding ruling of striking part of it down as unconstitutional, and to the ACLU who brought the case to his bench!!!

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says it best:

Known as the NSL provision, the law allowed FBI agents to fire off letters demanding private information about individuals without going through the trouble of first getting court approval.

In other words, companies, say, an Internet provider, as in this lawsuit (John Doe v. Gonzales, yes, that Gonzales, with Doe represented by the American Civil Liberties Union), would have to fork overinformation about their customers and clients (transactions, credit info, account activities, the works) to the FBI. Furthermore, those receiving the NSLs could also be forbidden from discussing them with anyone, something the court deemed unconstitutional.

We hope the Democratic Congress will seize this opportunity to look at just what the Patriot Act will actually accomplish. Hey Dems: You're the majority. Now act like it and start throwing your weight around a bit.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

First Learn English - Then Give Speeches

With Robert Draper's book "Dead Certain" coming out, there have been lots and lots of quotes from it being used. One thing that stood out was Mr. Bush talking about how he wants to do speeches to make money. Then it occured to me. Who in the hell would pay him. The man can barely speak English. He has butchered the language more than someone who uses English as a second language. The man needs to go to Toastmasters if he wishes to succeed.

From the NYT:

First, Mr. Bush said, “I’ll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol’ coffers.” With assets that have been estimated as high as nearly $21 million, Mr. Bush added, “I don’t know what my dad gets — it’s more than 50-75” thousand dollars a speech, and “Clinton’s making a lot of money.”

Olbermann Kicks Ass!!!

Good day for journalism - bad day for Big Giant Heads!!! Keith Olbermann kicks Bill O'Reilley's ass in the ratings. (H/T Fark & Kos)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Keith Olbermann - Special Comment

Keith Olbermann hit another one out of the park tonight with his "Special Comment".

Keith Olbermann (full transcript):

Mr. Bush probably did not know that, with his own words, he had already proved that he had been lying… is lying… will be lying.... about Iraq.

He presumably did not know, that there had already appeared those damning excerpts from Robert Draper's book "Dead Certain."

"I'm playing for October-November," Mr. Bush said to Draper.

That, evidently, is the time during which, he thinks he can sell us the real plan. Which is, to quote him: "To get us in a position where the presidential candidates, will be comfortable about sustaining a presence."Comfortable” -- that is -- with saying about Iraq, again quoting the President, "stay... longer."

And there it is, Sir.

We've caught you.

I get E-mails that blow smoke

This came from Sen. Ensign today and my ass is just full of smoke right now. I wrote to him last month and I got a reply - some wonders never cease:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the important issue of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts with me, and I value the opportunity to address them.

As you may be aware, Congress passed, with bipartisan support, and the President signed into law the Protect America Act on September 6, 2007. This legislation to reform FISA, was proposed by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Retired Navy Vice Admiral Mike McConnell. The DNI's proposal allows the Intelligence Community to close critical gaps in its current ability to identify and provide early warnings of terrorist threats to the country. DNI McConnell, who is neither a politician nor a partisan, has stated that this act is the bare minimum he needs to protect this country against terrorist attacks, while safeguarding our civil liberties.

Nearly three decades have passed since the FISA act was last modified. Since that time the threats we face have changed dramatically and so has communications technology. These changes in technology unintentionally broadened the scope of FISA and harmed our ability to conduct surveillance on those plotting from abroad to attack the United States. The Protect America Act clarifies that the Intelligence Community should not be required to obtain court orders to effectively collect foreign intelligence from foreign targets located overseas. This was not deemed appropriate in 1978, and it is not appropriate today.

I can assure you that I understand the importance of preserving our civil liberties. This legislation would in no way change the manner in which domestic intelligence is collected and requires our intelligence community to create and maintain a document trail that is easily auditable. Additionally, this act requires both the Attorney General and the DNI to jointly authorize foreign targeting for individuals believed to be threats. Finally, it reaffirms Congress's oversight role by requiring the Attorney General to provide semi-annual reports to both the Senate and House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.
Please know that I will keep your concerns, and the concerns of all Nevadans, in mind. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with me. Please feel free to contact me in the future on matters of importance to you. Should you have any other questions or comments or would like to sign up for my monthly newsletter, please do not hesitate to either write or e-mail me via my website.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Hey!!! Go Rock Yourself!!!

Canadian band Helix doing a cover of Crazy Elephant's Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' (originally released in 1969)

Strange...but Truly Insane

I'm not knocking religion here, but some people have WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS!!!

A case filed by a group called "Friends of Jesus" calls on the court to interpret the Law of Moses to determine whether Jesus received a fair trial for blasphemy.

Dola Indidis - The man spearheading the case - says, "For a long time I have been thinking over the case of Jesus Christ and I'm convinced, I have been convinced for a long time that Jesus was not given a fair trial and that the trial was a nullity as a result of which he suffered crucifixion .I then decided to instruct counsel so that the same can be challenged in court with a view of correct record because as we stand today Jesus Christ remains a convicted criminal, we want the records to be set right."

(H/T: Fark)

Signals get crossed - and the balance distorted

Apparently Sen. Ensign (R-Wonderland) is a bit confused. He claims there is no relation between what happened with Sen. Vitter (R-LA) and Sen. Craig (R-ID), but there is. You have two nutcases spewing "family values" and doing the exact opposite of what they are preaching.

Regardless of whether Vitter was in the House when he was screwing hookers is pointless. Here is a man who was cheating on his wife, and paying for it (at least he wasn't cruising in the bathrooms for it). Both should have resigned - not just Craig.

As for Vitter, Ensign said, "he has not admitted to anything. The Senate
Ethics Committee would have no jurisdiction over him."
Vitter was a member of the House when he was alleged to be using the services of Pamela Martin and Associates, run by Deborah Jean Palfrey, the accused "D.C. Madam."

As for Ensign, he really needs to find a good proctologist to help him removed his big, perfectly coiffed head from his ASS!!!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Dedication - Rock On!!

This is for all of the nut jobs who have testified before Congress thus far (Alberto Gonzales in particular)!!!

Letter sent to Jon Porter 09/01/2007

What is your definition of "victory"?? I would like to know, since what was said in the Las Vegas Sun on 09/01/2007 is so Bush-cryptic:

Porter said most people who talk to him about the war want the American troops
to come home - but not without victory. Porter has said he bases his decisions
about the war on information gleaned from his visits to Iraq - a one-on-one
visit with a Nevada Guardsman, lunch with an Iraqi soldier, meetings with
officials. Where Porter saw progress and cause for hope on the recent trip,
however, another lawmaker on the trip saw something different.

Wasn't victory attained when Saddam Hussein was overthown by our invasion of his sovereign country??? What is victory now??? I want your definition of "victory" - not Republican talking points.

Thank you.

Define Victory Mr. Porter

CongrASSman Jon Porter (R-NV03) is blowing smoke up our asses once again. From the Las Vegas Sun today - what I want to know is who the hell he talks to. I'm sure he's not talking to me:

Porter said most people who talk to him about the war want the American troops to come home - but not without victory. Porter has said he bases his decisions about the war on information gleaned from his visits to Iraq - a one-on-one visit with a Nevada Guardsman, lunch with an Iraqi soldier, meetings with officials. Where Porter saw progress and cause for hope on the recent trip, however, another lawmaker on the trip saw something different.

Presenting MY case is Edwin Starr: