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Monthly Archive: January 2009

Jan 29 2009

Hey, Congress: We’re On Strike!

I just pledged not to donate to my all-time favorite representative. Not one thin dime, at least, not until he throws his support to campaign finance reform. Which I’m reasonably sure he will. Change Congress has a “donor strike” campaign going to give some impetus to legislation that will give corporate special interests a boot …

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Jan 29 2009

Peace On Earth Blah Blah Blah…

The truce proves unexpectedly robust. Many expected hostilities to resume within days, and therefore did not make suitable plans for peace. Outreach between former enemies continues. Alas, the best intentions can have unexpected results. We’ve managed the peace, and we’re doing reasonably well on the love, but understanding will need a bit more work, it …

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Jan 29 2009

Holy Shit, It’s Been Too Long

I loves me my tequila (and rum, o’ course), but I haven’t been drinking it at home – I’ve been on a wine kick for years now, and save my hard drinking for when I’m out at the bars with friends. It seems like too much damned effort to mix something for me alone. I …

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Jan 28 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Hate to say we told you so, Mr. President, but… we told you so: After all the outreach to House Republicans, all the concessions, all of the reports about the economic crisis, all of the evidence showing the stimulative effects of the plan, not a single GOP lawmaker in …

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Jan 28 2009

“Thank You, Lord, For Creating Eye-Devouring Worms”

PZ points out that Sir David Attenborough’s been getting hate mail from creationists. The whole thing is full of pwn, but I especially liked this bit: Telling the magazine that he was also asked why he did not give “credit” to the Lord, Sir David continued: “They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. “I always …

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Jan 28 2009

“Should’ve Packed a Map”

I’ll know the Apocalypse has arrived when Fox News actually reports a story accurately. That time is not upon us (h/t): Reacting to President Obama’s executive order to close down Guantanamo in the coming year, Pennsylvania Congressman Jack Murtha said that the Gitmo detainees could be relocated to prisons in his home state. To find …

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Jan 28 2009

We’ve Walked This Road Before

One common theme emerging from the current hullaballoo over the desperately-needed stimulus package is this: Cons don’t want one. Unless, of course, it consists entirely of tax cuts. They never shut up about tax cuts. Now, my darlings, I know you’re not stupid. You know that just because someone repeats something ad nauseum does not …

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Jan 27 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. So much flaming stupid… so little time… Let us begin with Cons demanding today what they kicked up a screaming tantrum over yesterday: Today, Roll Call reports that conservatives’ newest line of attack will be on housing — specifically, that there isn’t enough addressing this crisis in the economic …

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Jan 27 2009

John Dean Warms My Heart

I loves me some John Dean. For those of you who don’t know who the fuck I’m talking about, he’s the author of Conservatives Without Conscience, a FindLaw columnist, and former White House counsel to none other than Tricky Dick. There is no one on earth who can wield the Smack-o-Matic 3000 like a former …

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Jan 27 2009

Switzerland Offers to Clean Up America’s Mess

This should embarrass all of those personal-responsibility fetishizing Cons: In an important development, Switzerland now says it may be willing to take some of the detainees from Guantanamo Bay once they are released. Switzerland is ready to consider taking in detainees from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba if that …

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