Saturday, July 14, 2007

Quote of the day

American Soldiers Still Must Fight and Die

Your tears are expected.

(via Big Shot Bob)


great name

Its in Norway:

Stavanger, Rogaland

Don't ya just love the picture?


Cat blogging

Gotcha again!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Must read IMHO

Why do I have to keep telling you to read Christopher? Are you retarded? Don't you believe me?
Today, a year ago, I was witness to what U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would come to call "the birth pangs of a new Middle East."

BTW, we all know how those "birth pangs" played out.

Do you feel like crying? I know I do.

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Barbara Boxer: Impeachment "Should Be On The Table. This Is As Close As We've Ever Come To A Dictatorship"

Uh, not quite dear. This is already a dictatorship. All flags are waving.
Below is a transcript and mp3 of Barbara Boxer on the Ed Schultz Show yesterday. Though she wimped out a bit at the end, she was mostly strong on the necessity of considering impeachment.

Bush does whatever he fucking wants to regardless tradition or law. He rules and you obey.

(via A Tiny Revolution)

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

This could fucking be you. Ready?

Just because I want to

Some pictures just have to be shown. This is one of them, duh!

(via Norman Roberts)

Must read IMHO

Chuck Dupree nails it.

As is often the case.

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Questions requiring answers

If Jews are God's chosen children, who are the born again Christians?

Step children?

Yeah, here at SPIIDERWEB™ we tackle the tough questions.

As you might have guessed, I have many more questions than answers.

Must read IMHO

Its out of control and even Bush ass kissers know it.
Bob Woodward, whose reporting, or “reporting,” depending upon the circumstances, has long proven a reliable measure of establishment Washington’s rectal temperature, has a revelatory story in Thursday’s Washington Post describing the utterly pessimistic testimony of CIA director Michael Hayden to members of the Iraq Study Group during a session in November of last year. Hayden told the group that “[Iraq’s] government is unable to govern. We have spent a lot of energy and treasure creating a government that is balanced, and it cannot function.” Members of the group said Hayden told them that the government’s failures were irreversible; Hayden’s spokesman claims otherwise, but Woodward’s sources, which include six ISG members, are unanimous.

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Questions requiring answers

If free trade, enterprise and corporations are so good, why does it seem so many arre getting fucked?

Questions requiring answers

If only those who believe in Jesus will be saved what happens to the other billions of people?


I don't do '08 election shit...normally


On the Set

What the fuck?

Carrie Fisher said she doesn't like "message" pictures.

So what the hell was Postcards From the Edge?

Jesus H Christ with food in his teeth, Hollywood is so fucking distorted and clueless.

Note to the world: Don't believe Hollywood. K?

Enjoy the distraction, but don't buy into any of it.

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Ah, freedom

I'm still free. What about you suckers?


Thank gawd Bush has his priorities right and is attacking brown people from the south.

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Questions requiring answers

How does a nation of people I consider relatively rational and intelligent, compared to watermelons, end up with Bush in office?

Oh wait, I know this answer.

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Bush orders Miers not to testify

So obvious. What's the fucking point of being a dictator if ya don't order your serfs around.

Hey, I would.

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Questions requiring answers

K. I'm just the conduit here. No rotten fruit?

As the US has removed Saddam Hussein, why aren't the Iraqi people happy and comfortable?

Did Bush make a mistake? Nah! Silly thought.

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Questions requiring answers

If the US has eliminated the Taleban, why the fucking hell are they still around?


Questions requiring answers

I'll start off with an "easy" one. They will get tougher as I go on.

Why, after brushing my teeth thoroughly and then rinsing my mouth twice, do I still have bits of food in my mouth?


Levin-Lieberman Love Fest - One Step Closer to War on Iran

I don't want to be fucking redundant here, but its coming. And JL will lead the way.

Sorry, but you have to go over to FDL to get the full impact of the following.
However I've provided you an easy link.
Right after Sen. Lieberman voted against U.S. troops on the Webb amendment, he launched his new Iran Amendment – cosponsored by pals Kyl, Graham, Collins and Sessions with strong support by McCain – and Senator Levin could not fall over himself fast enough to display his love of his big pal from CT. Watch here – but prepare yourself – it will test your gag reflex mightily. (Thanks as always to Crooks and Liars for being on top of the news!)

This gist of the amendment: It is the sense of the senate that Iran is participating in acts of war against the United States. (h/t OpenLeft)

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15 Congress Members for Impeachment

Hey, its a start.

We take what's available. Right? Of course we do because we're wimps.

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Must read IMHO

How safe are you? Not very according to this administration which has vowed to protect you.

Hahaha. I can't make this shit up.

Truth is stranger than fiction? Yeah, I can buy into that.

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Gas hogs

Does this make you sick? If not, you're sick.

(via Jonco)


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

If I only had a brain

Dependable Renegade of course.


TN Streams Teaming With E. Coli

I don't usually post about "local" shit. But this is important and probably not at all isolated. You judge. Its your job.
It’s been a long day, and instead of trying to catch up on the news of the day, I really should be cooking dinner, ’cause, I’m starving. But, before I drag my tired butt into the kitchen to fix myself something to eat, I had to stop and point out that Tennessee’s streams are fucking toxic.

BTW, did someone have too many fucking extra Scrabble® tiles laying around when he/she named Tennessee?

(via archcrone)


Feeling secure? Well don't #17

You really don't want to know this, but...

I don't want to get really preachy on your ass, but do you realize your country is being run by a collection of monkeys? They may appear human, but they're monkeys. They can't protect you, care for you or provide for you any better than the habitants of the monkey cage in your nearest zoo.

Let me expand on that.

The TSA has my name on their "no fly" list. This is in spite of the fact I'm no more a threat to the US than a Malaysian magpie.

(via Jonco)


Great theatre marquee

You know some wise ass employee did this on purpose.

I would have.

(via Jonco)

Is it just me? Oh yeah, it probably is

Is the 82nd airborne division the only troops who've been sent to Iraq?

It sure seems like it. Read the reports. No other division is ever mentioned.

I think its a conspiracy, but that's my problem.

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Army tours in Iraq to be extended, Gates says

The headline is nothing new.
Beginning immediately, all active-duty Army soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will serve 15-month tours — three months longer than the usual standard, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

Ah, but this may be new to you.

And fuck me, but I can't find the link.

At least one soldier (yeah, right) is being sent back to Iraq for the 7th time!

Yes you read that right. Seven times this fucking government has sent him to die.

Jesus H Christ planning Christmas. Which is interesting in its own right. Does Bush want to kill all of them?

Moot question. Of course he couldn't care less.

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Ten Principles for Washington Post Journalism on the Web

Well lets just take a look. ¿Autorización.

H/T Bloggasm
Ten Principles for Washington Post Journalism on the Web

1. The Washington Post is an online source of local, national and international news and information. We serve local, national and international audiences on the Web.
2. We will be prepared to publish Washington Post journalism online 24/7. Web users expect to see news as it happens. If they do not find it on our site they will go elsewhere.
3. We will publish most scoops and other exclusives when they are ready, which often will be online.
4. The originality and added value of Post journalism distinguishes us on the Web. We will emphasize enterprise, analysis, criticism and investigations in our online journalism.
5. Post journalism published online has the same value as journalism published in the newspaper. We embrace chats, blogs and multimedia presentations as contributions to our journalism.
6. Accuracy, fairness and transparency are as important online as on the printed page. Post journalism in either medium should meet those standards.
7. We recognize and support the central role of opinion, personality and reader-generated content on the Web. But reporters and editors should not express personal opinions unless they would be allowed in the newspaper, such as in criticism or columns.
8. The newsroom will respond to the rhythms of the Web as ably and responsibly as we do to the rhythms of the printed newspaper. Our deadline schedules, newsroom structures and forms of journalism will evolve to meet the possibilities of the Web.
9. Newsroom employees will receive training appropriate to their roles in producing online journalism.
10. Publishing our journalism on the Web should make us more open to change what we publish in the printed newspaper. There is no meaningful division at The Post between “old media” and “new media.”

OK, I buy numbers 1-3

Have a problem with 4.

Five is acceptable.

Six? Hahaha.

Seven? Spare me.

The problem.

The truth is, the WaPo is shitty on paper and will be the same on the "WEB".

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Moral Authority

Must read IMHO.

Iran announced today that it had uncovered new evidence against two imprisoned Americans and had launched an expanded investigation into their alleged activities against the Islamic republic.

The statement from the country’s judicial branch dashed hopes of any imminent breakthrough in the case, after Iran announced last month that it was in the final stage of its probe and would announce whether the dual U.S.-Iranian nationals would be tried or freed within two or three days.

Hey, I'm not saying Iran is wrong. What the fuck, some Americans are not perfect and could do what they say. I lean toward believing most Americans are pretty OK, but I have a definite bias.

From the great and immutable Balloon Juice.


A simple question

Will the fucking Democrats EVER grow the balls to do what we want?

Impeach the bastards. Its their prerogative and their responsibility. I can't do it. You can't do it, but Congress can and should.

Don't allow Bush and Cheney's horrible and illegal activities set precedent, which the SCOTUS will ignore anyway, set an example of how the US government may operate.

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The strange world of blogging

Before the horrid problems I've experienced over the last 2-3 months, I had two regular readers from Northampton, Massachusetts and Easthampton, Massachusetts. Now they're gone. Never see them here.

They've been replaced by new readers, but its like losing old friends.

But life goes on.

Or not...

Oh yeah, try as I might without pulling a muscle, I couldn't find a map of Massachusetts which showed Easthampton. It Must be very small or a figment of Sitemeter's imagination. No problem.


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Help us

Way, way off topic of politics and such.

When I click a box, I'm offered many choices and most aren't correct because of mistyped entries or whatever.

Does anyone know how to eliminate the errant entries. Its driving me crazy.

Thank you in advance.

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Ex- convicts and addicts may get DoD clearance

Isn't this just special?
At the Pentagon’s request, Senate defense authorizers tucked deep within a defense bill a repeal of the department’s restriction on granting security clearances to ex-convicts, drug addicts and the mentally incompetent.

The repeal provision now is creating discord between the Senate Armed Services and the Intelligence committees. In its markup of the 2008 defense authorization bill, the Intelligence panel voted to delete the Armed Services provision.

The fate of the provision could become a flashpoint this week as the Senate takes up the bill.

The Senate Armed Services panel seeks to repeal a seven-year-old law that established mandatory standards disqualifying certain people from receiving security clearances.

Under the law, members of the military services, employees of the Department of Defense or contractors working for the Pentagon cannot receive a security clearance if they were convicted of a crime in any U.S. court and went to prison for at least one year; if they are unlawful users of illegal substances; if they are considered mentally incompetent or if they were dishonorably discharged or dismissed from the armed forces.

The ramifications of Bush's fucking decisions are paramount. He's turned the US into a land without "proper" laws. I say "proper" laws because he is consistently undermining Congress and the Judicial branches of law.

Who has a clue where this will lead?

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Michelle Malkin, anchor baby

This is a re-post so peeps can find it easier.

Michelle Malkin, anchor baby.

This is one of the most read posts I've ever made.

To be honest, I have no idea if that's a Photoshopped® picture or not. My guess is it isn't. At her age in 1992, its conceivable she did pose for such pictures and the scars on the body in the picture are consistent with Filipino people.

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The wonder of the internets tubes

Within seconds of my last post came a hit from a Google search for "Official" Pamela Martin & Associates Telephone Records.

Its alive! Perhaps we should be afraid?

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"Official" Pamela Martin & Associates Telephone Records

Hey, is the guy on the right reaching for her ass?

Of course Pamela (deborah?) Jeane Palfrey (Martin?) is the alleged DC madam. The name is confusing because people in such occupations often use aliases. But this is purported to be the "DC madam's" customers' phone list.

Use the list to check out your Congress critters. That is, if you are into titillation/proscription for activity that matters no more than how many weeds are on your property. I support most prostitution, well not literally, but figuratively. I support any "victim less" crime. Forced and child prostitution is another matter entirely.

OK, some people are anal about weeds, but I'm discounting those silly lamebrains.

I've included the picture of the alleged madam for those of you who have never seen a "real madam".

Your education continues thanks to SPIIDERWEB™. You are very welcome.

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Senator's Number on 'Madam' Phone List

HUGE surprise. The first customer identified is a Republican!
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) apologized last night after his telephone number appeared in the phone records of the woman dubbed the "D.C. Madam," making him the first member of Congress to become ensnared in the high-profile case.

I have no doubt Dems will be identified too, but expect a high Republican bias.

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Postal employee rampages

Are they getting better stress management classes or is the fad just over?


Tsk, tsk, tsk

Were I not guilty of such mistakes, I wouldn't post these and I won't identify whose posts these are:

How many tours is enough for a reservist...? It should read, "How many tours are enough for a reservist...?".

...the odds of him winning... I usually get this right. It should read, "...the odds of his winning...".

A majority of 54% said Yes... I believe it should read, "A majority – 54% said Yes...". Fifty four percent is the majority of 100%.

So you can go back and read what I've wrote... Ah! Two choices here. Either, " what I wrote..." Or, " what I've written...".

Oh yeah, there is also the possessive case with the missing apostrophe and I'm very guilty of doing that.

BTW, please don't come back at me about my punctuation. Its horrid I know and I'm too lazy to look up the rule each time I have to use "comma","double quotation marks"/"single quotation marks", "colon", "dot dot dot question mark", etc. I won't even try to use the semicolon except for HTML.

Oh yeah, I often split infinitives, end sentences with prepositions or propositions and mix verb tenses in one sentence. That's how I speak and I write like I talk.

Possibly more to follow in a later post.


Just replace yourself, childwise

Been meaning to post about this for a while, but was too lazy.

In an effort to stem the tide of population growth its often suggested people only replace themselves.

Let's do the math.

This year there are two people in the world. A man and a woman.

They have two children or "replacements".

These children marry and have two "replacement" children for them and their spouse.

See the problem here? If the first two people are still alive, there are now 8 people in the population where there were initially only 2.

Barring accidents and other non-natural deaths, and considering multiple births, the population grows and it grows a lot.

The only way to keep the world's population under control is for a couple to have only 1 child.

Surprisingly, I had to quit looking for a "suitable" picture for this post. It had to be 3 generations which totaled 8 people and there were none I could find.

I did post a picture of a couple with only one child. That might already have changed or be in the process of changing, of course.


Whoa there big boy

Maybe its just me, it often is, but where in the fucking world is such a sign necessary?

(via Jonco who has more)


Error message

(via Jonco who has more)

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Chalabi's back

The beast who will not die.

Some people have unbelievable political lives or, at least, one hell of a lot of them.
Melik Kaylan writes a fawning piece on Ahmad Chalabi for the Wall Street Journal's op-ed page, calling him the "nearest thing Iraqis currently possess to a genuine walk-and-talk democratic politician." For many Americans, that may be hard to stomach, as the guy has been roundly criticized for peddling false WMD information to eager listeners at the Pentagon

Now as I see it, that second sentence puts Chalabi as Republican politician and not a democratic one.

Yes, I did type what I wanted to using lowercase "d" for democratic.

(via Christopher)


Bush is probably right about this

Two terms keep coming up vis-a-vis Iraq policy. Both have been around a long while, but come up much more often now.

1. Gradual Withdrawal

2. Staged Pullback

Aren't both of those actions likely to result in pregnancy? Just asking.

(via Anonymous Liberal)

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Whoever designed this slide really hates children.