February 27, 2004

*what I meant to say was....

*before the corruption caused last post to disappear on Wednesday.

The best line from last night's "Gay Marriage is bigger news than primaries whether you like it or not" tirade, Marilyn Musgrave was desperately attempting to defend her position with Larry King and stated "First of all, I'm not *doing* anything. I'm sponsoring legislation". I think I believe her.


On with the madness...............it only got better on NewsNight with Aaron Brown. First time I think I've ever seen Aaron's eyes roll back in his head. James Dobson began to spew his "if I ramble incoherently you'll think I'm making sense" approach to condemnation.

BROWN: I understand that. I wonder if I can bring you back to the question. Can you tell me how it causes you or the culture any harm?

We heard from somebody last week, a couple that had just gotten married, two men. And they said that, when they go to the hospital now, they can answer that question, yes, we are family. Why is that a bad thing?

DOBSON: Well, you know, there are ways to address rights to such activities as that. There's a way -- there are ways to deal with that, not only for gays, but for, we'll say, two widows or a brother and sister or others who are committed to each other. There are ways that that can be handled. But don't call it marriage, because, when you begin to redefine marriage, then there's noplace to stop. Instead of basing the definition of marriage on tradition and, in our case, theology and on the Constitution and other things, when it comes down to rights, then it can be anything anybody calls it.

And so that's an open door to polygamy, to group marriage, to marriage that the state has no interest in, so people are coming and going. That's exactly what's happened in Scandinavia, where 60 percent of the families are now breaking up and 60 percent of the children live in situations where there is a marriage out of wedlock. It has destroyed marriage there and it will destroy it here.

BROWN: Let me -- I'm really working hard at understanding this, truly. How does the marriage of two gay people impact the family lives of two straight people? Why would it cause the breakdown of straight family life?

DOBSON: I'm trying real hard to explain it to you here.

No Jimmy, I read your book on bringing up boys and the great deal of attention you pay to homosexuality and the "conditions" that could foster a breeding ground for "pre-homosexuals". The need to reduce the amount of time a child spends with his mom after 18 months, the focus on 'rough and tumble' play so he doesn't become a sissy etc. You're breeding fear child development fears in the same manner the government's now forcing it on the American people. So your god tells you not to be gay, don't be. Just don't expect everyone else to swallow it. pun, intended.

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Lent +1

KABOOM!

The sound of my site database blowing up. 5 hours and 10 cigarettes later and she's back up.

whew.

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February 25, 2004

dogma and other mammals that need to be spayed

Thangs awl stuck in ma craw

- Since when did dogma get to drive legislation in this country? What the hell is this going to look like in the history books 50 years from now?

- Jesus died for our sins, right? The Old Testament predicted it and Christians everywhere built multiple denominations around it. If he truly was the Messiah, he was put here to die. Rather than fighting over who killed him, shouldn't they be writing out thank you cards to the executioner(s)? What if they had killed the wrong guy?

- ATR "Hero of the Taxpayer" Awards as presented by Grover Norquist. Kids, you cannot make this shit up.

- Quick points to counter some points:
1. In the '90's we instituted sanctions and starved their military and their children. By 2003, they could be overtaken easily and no WMD thanks to the UN inspectors from 1992-1998.
2. Yeah, and we believed them with out double checking the data. Brilliant.
3. No Al Qaeda cells operating in Iraq when we invaded. Now it's a breeding ground for new pissed off Islamic militants. Super.
4. The Democrats cited, didn't *smite* the Iraqis as instructed by God.

- There is a gay agenda and gay urban legends, thoughtfully and insightfully brought to you by intolerant people who don't like gays. Nothing beats having your agenda spelled out for you by those who detest you. Yeesh.

- blah blah blah, scroll to the last paragraph. You've got to be kidding me right? The GOP's strength is in their ability to attack Iraq after 9/11? Didn't we go after bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1998, missing him only by a single truck? Was there not direct retribution after the embassy bombings and the USS Cole? Oh yeah, that was all scoffed at as a Wag the Dog effort to keep America's mind off the Clenis and not a direct effort to target terrorism. Sheesh.

- Remember the super duper clever talking point of the 2000 election, Fuzzy Math? No longer taboo, it's been move to the soup du jour.

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February 24, 2004

Can it get crazier?

sElection 2004

Maybe the GOP theme for the 2004 election can be;

"Snake Oil and Chastity Belts for All"

Between trying to sell burger flippin' as a manufacturing job, theories on abstinence as hard science and completely ignoring cataclysmic environmental reports, the administration seems to assume the entire nation is made up of nothing but rubes. It's no wonder the Zogby polls found most people polled associated Bush with liar.

Rick Perry is/is not Gay
True or not true? Depends on what you're reading. The major Texas publications aren't touching it...................yet. They sure showed up in mass for the display at the empty mansion. Stay tuned to your favorite blog(s) for regular updates.

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The Past, revisited

I've need to stop reading Townhall.com's notices before breakfast. Today's email of updates provided me with such insightful diatribes as Dennis Prager's follow-up to last week's skin fascination and Phylliss Schafly's yammering on God and the courts.

The column that really got under my skin and festered was the one by William J. Federer. Honestly I don't know what bothers me more, the intolerant parallels he draws in the article, it's contradiction to this portion of his personal profile (Bill also speaks on the income tax, church and state, "intolerant tolerance" and preserving the traditional family.) or the fact that I distinctly remember being lectured by him when he was my youth minister back in the early eighties. Lectured me (or had a church-styled intervention) on my "punk-ass" adolescent behavior, which in retrospect was damn benign compared to my compatriots and some of the stuff I *could* have been involved in. I'm saddened to see someone who once positioned himself as a role model to me, stooping so low as to associate homosexuals with social chaos and then lumping them in with pedophiles, NAMBLA, and polygamists. Pitiful

Solution: Vote to keep him out of office.....for the 3rd time. With Gephardt not in the running for the 3rd Congressional District, Missouri needs to send another Democrat to Congress.

Democratic Primary Candidate List for the 3rd District.
ex-St. Rep. Joan Barry, St. Rep. Russ Carnahan , Mike Evans , Clerk Mariano Favazza , urban planning consultant Corey Mohn , prof. Jeff Smith , law school dean Mark Smith , St. Sen. Steve Stoll .

Data pulled from here.

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Monday's collection

Politics

- I'll probably eat these words before November. Ignore Nader.
- General Turnipseed gave to Edwards................no, wait.....it was another Turnipseed. How many could there possibly be.
- Gauntlet down, duel requested, who's going to be their seconds?
- Joe Conason takes on Ann Coulter, 50 yard line sold out.
- Restoring integrity to the White House requires less lying and a focus on what it would take to protect the environment as *well* as the people.
- Dear California, Please restrain your stupid decisions.
- October Surprise takes on a whole new meaning. Mark your calendars.
- Bringing it on comes from the most unlikely persons.
- Mark me down as a "bad person". I so want this theory to become fact.
- What's the division when you ask the public about equal rights?
- Clinton vs Osama. Some credit where credit is passed due.
- Girl Scout cookies. Buy early......they could be a thing of controversy.


and totally useless quizzing..................

YOU ARE RULE 11!

You were designed to make sure that attorneys in federal cases make reasonable inquiries into fact or law before submitting pleadings, motions, or other papers. You were a real hardass in 1983, when you snuffed out all
legal creativity from federal proceedings and embarassed well-meaning but
overzealous attorneys. You loosened up a bit in 1993, when you began allowing plaintiffs to make allegations in their complaints that are likely to have evidenciary support after discovery, and when you allowed a 21 day period for
the erring attorney to withdraw the errant motion. Sure, you keep everything running on the up and up, but it's clear that things would be a lot more fun without you around.


Which Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Are You?
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February 23, 2004

Headlines that speak for themselves

What's there to add?

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February 22, 2004

Sunday's Surfing

News bits in 10 words or less


The best editorial of Ann Coulter's work I've seen *expanded text below.

I wanted to like Ann Coulter's work. Her best lines make me laugh out loud. A recent example was her bit that suggested slogans for the Democratic candidates for president (Kucinich: ".001 Percent of America Can't Be Wrong!").
The problem is her worst lines, which make me - and many others - absolutely cringe. Because of her repetitive, tasteless "jokes" about minority groups, we have dropped her column from The Press-Enterprise.
We brought Coulter aboard last month as one of 13 fresh voices; the basic idea was to add vitality and diversity to our pages. Coulter joined the mix because several of our editors liked her vigor and candor even if we didn't necessarily agree with her views. Her sample columns did not contain offensive material, and we expected her writing to meet a more professional standard. We took a chance on a firebrand writer, and it didn't work. We're not afraid to admit our mistake, and fix it.
Readers should not take this to mean that conservative or provocative writers will be shoved from our pages. We'll continue to publish a range of columnists from across the political spectrum, and we will replace Coulter with that standard in mind.
However, we will not harbor columnists whose work is threaded with invective.
Reach Gale Hammons, editorial page editor of The Press-Enterprise, at 368-9408 or ghammons@pe.com.

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New Investigation

Spot the White House dog died this week. Cause of death is thought to have been blunt trauma suffered soon after Scott McClellan's last briefing. CIA is currently investigating using the domestic terrorism act and the much overlooked "kick the dog" clause.

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February 20, 2004

Picking battles

Soap Box

When the molehill becomes an unavoidable mountain, you have two choices. Climb the bitch or sit on your ass and do nothing. The administration's pushing the issue of gay marriage on the table and the Democrats need to stop being frightened of truly championing human rights. Focus on the the fact that this issue alone could keep the Religious Right home in November and there are 10-25 million voting gays and lesbians. Drive home the details of how an anti-gay amendment would, in effect overrule the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Keep the nation's eyes glued to the happy faces of the people coming out of the rotunda in San Francisco. It truly is that easy. Denying equal rights is wrong and unethical no matter how you frame it.

Update: Delay's comments regarding rights.

In other news
- Krauthammer proves, yet again that his memory is only capable of storing data back 2 years and has zero recollection of the 2000 campaign. Dipshit.
- Pat Buchanan takes a broad swipe at the neo-cons.
- The 'Bringing it on" of bringing it on. Fire needs to be fought with fire. If this administration wants to use history to make a point, *everything* should be fair game. See: Arbusto & Harken.
- No, Really....... Ralph, DO NOT RUN.

Friday's Amusement
- Easy access for the underpant gnomes.
- I am: 70% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!
- Makes me both want some and fear it at the same time.

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The ride to work

Sad part is this place opened just a week ago.

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February 19, 2004

Sunset Clause, Santa's brother

Unrelated Snippets
- Ann Cuntler's follow up screed this morning had my head spinning. Thankfully the guys over at GeorgeMustGo took all the labor out of my retort. I appreciate the assist.
- Reason #987653 for wearing a seatbelt. Saw this a week or so ago on Stileproject.com but I can't bring myself to link to him.
- Scott McClellan, repeat after me "Would.You.Like.Fries.With.That?".
- Mother Nature pauses for a moment of joy.
- Dear Robert Novak, while you're digging around for dirt, could you check and see if you've got a couple of names for the Plame investigation?
- $1.5 Billion? Isn't that the amount they're assigning for marriage promotion? Friggin lopsided priorities.

and this came as a total surprise:

I am a Hippy



Which America Hating Minority Are You?


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February 18, 2004

Courtesy of the RNC

I just couldn't resist capturing this ad.

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message: if uncertain, blow it up.

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Just say no.......thanks

Laura Bush is out campaigning against gay marriages and touting abstinence programs at the same time. Isn't there a contridiction in here somewhere? People looking to build monogamous relationships are bad and everyone else should just "keep it in their pants".


Random Question of the Day:
If Abstinence is the act of not doing anything, how do you double funding for not doing anything and who does the money go to?

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Hurling feces and other unsung sports

Body surfing without sex wax.


  • Time to play "Find the Irony". Oh the downtrodden, how they suffer.
  • 2004 Koufax Awards. If you aren't reading these sites daily, you're not getting your FDA recommended daily source of iron.
  • Crib notes for the presidential debate moderators.
  • Gut-busters. Everyone of them.
  • More on the "What If" front. Hypothetically speaking, would this "blow" his career or just "suck".
  • Apparently these days, rights are things you use a turn signal for not something you're entitled to.
  • The "Bringing it On" of Bringing it On. Facts kids, just the facts. Stick to them.

Unintentional Humor

"We're now moving into a phase where we will begin contrasting the president's positive, optimistic vision with the alternative,"

and the alternative is what.................................reality?

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Dean's out

Guess Wisconsin was the straw for the proverbial camel's back. Now, will he be a uniter or a divider and who will he give his support to? Will he stand by his early pledge in the debates to support the chosen candidate 100%? Will the Deaniacs split the votes in a Nader-type manner?

Simply prayer: Please let the Democrats develop a single face for their constituents and acquire some continuity.

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Fingers Crossed

Sadler's down by 3% with 16.26% reporting. Come on people!!!!

Update:
8:45pm
63.90% reporting, he's still down by 3%

8:55pm
77.32% reporting, he's still down by 3%

Kevin Eltife REP 35,641 51.62%
Paul Sadler DEM 33,400 48.38%

9:10pm
Can't watch any more.
83.71% reporting, he's still down by 3+%

Kevin Eltife REP 36,790 51.39%
Paul Sadler DEM 34,797 48.61%

I really had hoped to see this one picked up. Congratulations to Kentucky on Chandler's win.

Not looking good at all.

Kevin Eltife 42,373 52.35%
Paul Sadler 38,574 47.65%

Come on Bowie County.

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pregame show

Random Politics

- Why one should not tangle with Donny Rummy.
- Truly celebrating President's Day. Success and kudos all around.
- Time-line comparision of Kerry & Bush.
- Drudge is simply not ever done.
- Larry David comes clean on his war record. Damn, I finally found him funny.
- Texas GOP lovin'.
- Sources for a little political humor.
- I've so missed animated gifs segmented by psychotic rants. Thanks for the memories.
- Budget analysis.

Totally Random

- How absolutely desperate and stupid would you have to be to put a personal ad with picture and email on Hannity's web site? Very?
- My eyes hurt. Stop the madness.
- Why we really need to install Western Culture in the Middle East, no commercially mandated love between socially accepted members of the opposite sex.
- Unidentified object spotted out window of space station? Unless it's our trash, of course it's unidentified.
- Medical Alert.

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February 17, 2004

Laconic Leanings

  • Bush pardons S&L shyster, FDIC surrenders, Neil celebrates.
  • New World Order, sponsored by your tax dollars.
  • Civil Gay Marriage Union Relationship thingies, what does Mary think?
  • Mad Cow's not nearly as scary as FDA torpidity.
  • Fear the Girl Scout cookie agenda.
  • Mine was Kucinich, with Kerry as a close second.
  • What if........................................?
  • Helen Thomas stops packing a lunch, eats Scott McClellan instead.
  • Is the visibility of a nipple the fine line differentiator?
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February 16, 2004

Intern--al investigation

We sure have evolved as a nation. From the hyper-focus on the Clenis to the sex life of Senator Kerry our purient nature shines through....with a little help from Matt Drudge.

- The Telegraph chases the story and has Ms. Polier as being 24.
- That fine fish wrapper, The Sun has her being 27, with updated pics.
- The Scotsman should just STFU.
- Joe Conason shows us just how silly the whole thing is.
Billmon cites all the examples of how the US journalists are "talking about" how they're not going to talk about it.
- Now the innocent victim has had a chance to respond......and guess what? There's no there, there.

The upside of all of this "nothing" is, it's a decent foreshadowing of the attacks to come. Keeping in line with the $40+ million investment into the Whitewater scandal we now understand the level to which the opposition will stoop to render a politician powerless. From this, the Democrats need to have learned, if nothing else, how to fight back. The line in the sand has now been drawn. The Kerry campaign needs to respond to each of the following articles/opinions. 1 2 & 3. Especially #3 as George Will needs the wind kicked outta his sails.

*local blurb
The displaced/evicted/fired/removed inept putz of a police chief here in Dallas, Mr. Terrell Bolton has now decided to sue the city for $5 million (mental anguish). The city doesn't plan on settling and he plans on taking this to court. If dismissed (hopefully) the city better not be on the hook for court fees or attorney fees. If he wins, the city should divide the money up between each of the tax paying citizens and allow them to deliver it to Mr. Bolton one dollar at a time.

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Politics for the younger set

As we approach the rugrat's 2nd birthday we're focused more and more on the development of his native tongue. We get the occasional articulate outburst intermingled with this annoying "beeyah" and "poo poo". Last night during the hour and a half Democratic debate on MSNBC, we played on the floor in front of the TV and much of it was viewed without interruption. Part way through, Howard Dean was speaking and Toby looked up at the TV with some interest ( I assumed he'd been ignoring it). I told him, "That's Howard Dean" to which he replied, "Ower Dea". I was floored. Taking his cue, I started to name off the other candidates as they were shown on the tube with no real response. When John Kerry came on, I told him, "That's John Kerry, our best bet for a nominee" to which he responded "No, DaDa!".

Ah, the wisdom of a child.

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February 15, 2004

Surfin' on a Sunday

Did Bush serve?

Yes. No. No. Yes. Maybe. Yes. Who, the hell knows. Here's an idea....................compare his business success to his political success. Focus on what you know and use real talking points. Just a thought.

Random;


  • Reduce crime, reduce government spending, increase revenue.
  • Just for fun.
  • Fantastic parodies.
  • Theory: Drudge is interested in the penis' of elected officials due to a lack of one on his part.
  • Read this now! Maybe we didn't know..................we sure didn't act.
  • Oh, the Japanese....................NSFW.
  • Late Valentines Day needs....................this or this should work.
  • I have no idea what I'm doing. Music's nice.


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First Snowman

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February 13, 2004

Happy Dance

Imagine the joy when I got this email in my inbox this morning from one of my more conservative friends*.


Thank You!

Thank you for signing up to volunteer for the John Kerry campaign.

If you can't wait to get more involved, here are three more ways you can help John Kerry:
Sign up to "meet up" with other Kerry supporters in your area at: http://kerry2004.meetup.com

Help make a difference by giving a donation at our secure website

Spread the word about why John has the courage to do what's right for America by reading John Kerry's positions from the Issues page

Thanks again for getting involved!

The JohnKerry.com Team

* yeah Andy, it's about you.

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Dallas Democrat PSA

HELP PAUL SADLER NOW!!!

The run-off for Texas Senate District 1 between Democrat Paul Sadler and Republican Kevin Eltife is in overdrive. The special election is February 17, 2004, and Democrats from around the state are working hard to win this seat. HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP WIN THIS IMPORTANT ELECTION.

PLEASE CALL 214-821-8331 AND LET HQ KNOW IF YOU INTEND TO PARTICPATE IN THESE ACTIVITIES SO THAT WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

PHONE BANKS

The DCDP will run GOTV phone banks for Sadler at the following times at 4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas, TX 75223.

Thursday, February 12 10:00 A.M. 8:30 P.M.
Friday, February 13 10:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 14 10:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M.
Monday, February 16 10:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Tuesday, February 17 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Please call and RSVP a phone line today!!!!

TRAVEL TO SENATE DISTRICT 1

1. PARIS TRAVEL GROUP:
February 14, 2004

Saturday, February 14, travel group to Paris meets at CWA hall at 1408 North Washington, Dallas, Texas, at 8:00 a.m. Dress warmly. Lunch will be provided.

If you go on your own to Paris, Take I-30 East past Greenville; take the exit toward Commerce to Paris. At Paris, look for Chism I.S.D. buildings- note one with Coca Cola sign. The meet-up will be at the Coca Cola sign building with Jim Dow of the Sadler campaign. Paris is a two hour drive from Dallas.

2. MARSHALL/LONGVIEW TRAVEL GROUP:
February 14, 2004

Saturday, February 14, travel group to Marshall/Longview meets at DCDP office at 4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas, Texas, at 8:00 a.m. Dress warmly. Lunch will be provided.

If you go on your own to Marshall, take I-20 East to Marshall; meet up location is on Highway 43, known in town as 203 West Pinecrest-- telephone: 903-938-7670. There is an exit for Highway 43 off of I-20. Marshall is a 2 Hour drive from Dallas

If you go on your own to Longview, take I-20 East to Longview; Exit Hwy 40-Eastman Road, go left at signal; Follow Road to Hwy. 80; Turn Right on Hwy. 80, then go approximately 1 mile to the IBEW Hall on the Right. Meet at the IBEW hall at 10:00 A.M. Contact Jerry Phillips: 512-689-5080 (mb). Longview is a two hour drive from Dallas.


3. FORT WORTH INFORMATION
Saturday, February 14 Tuesday, February 17

Meet each morning at 8:00 A.M. at Rep. Lon Burnam Campaign Headquarters at 1305 West Magnolia in Fort Worth. Caravans will leave by 8:30 A.M. and return by 10:00 P.M. each night. Call 817-927-7400 or email lonburnam80@earthlink.net for further information or sign-up for Fort Worth.

To learn more about this great Democrat running for the State Senate visit sadlerforsenate.com/. Campaign contributions may be mailed to:

Paul Sadler for Senate
P.O. Box 1109
Henderson, Texas 75653

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State Sponsored Intolerance

Bigot \Big"ot\, n.

2. A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of
religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or
opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable
or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is
intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in
politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to
his own church, party, belief, or opinion.

When this administration ran on a platform of Compassionate Conservatism, I incorrectly assumed they were simply building on sound bites and catch phrases. What I hadn't imagined was the level of insincerity they'd display later as their ideology took hold. Enacting policies based on corporate greed and cronyism, raping the environment and establishing a precedent of preemptive war while waving the flag and thanking God, they continually contradict themselves. The latest exhibition of intolerance should be the proverbial nail in the coffin of the public's trust.

The Declaration of Independence states; "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

What part of equal, does this administration not get?

According to the pResident, becoming a Christian changed his life. I'm frightened of that type of change and how it's being wielded. It's too tough for the administration to wrap their policies around the verbiage below and easier just to skip to the book of Revelations for behavior justifications.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Isn't this the type of behavior we should expect from an administration that prides themselves on their relationship with a loving God? Instead we get a statement from the White House that reinforces the publics fear of homosexuality and bolsters existing intolerances across the nation. The pResident goes out of his way to make proclamations on family and adoption which apply only to those who qualify under the current administration's view of what makes up a family. Legislating marriage will not solve the problems that currently exist with the divorce rate and collapse of the "family unit".

Instead of being the uniter he promised he would be, the pResident and those in power are whitewashing bigotry as a "defense of marriage".

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February 12, 2004

Inconsequential idiosyncrasies

Completely useless timewasting.
I scored a 76.




NADD
Honey, this is why you find me so monumentally frustrating, amongst other things.

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February 11, 2004

Primary Night

In Ten Words or Less



Here's a suggestion for Kerry's campaign.

Take the missile defense budget for 2005 ($10,300,000,000.00) and divide it up amongst the enlisted personnel (2,300,000) and give them all a $4,500 bonus. Then start guaranteeing their benefits won't disappear or the disability pay be reduced. Call it, Supporting the Troops.


Back on Scott McClellan; What distinguishes a briefing from a gaggle?

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February 10, 2004

Chasing the Front Runner

So, Bush is running around to all the primary state and "not campaigning". Today's effort found him in Missouri talking to/at autoworkers;

"He appeared before a friendly crowd at SRC Automotive in the Ozark Mountains of southwestern Missouri and heard anecdotal evidence from a handpicked panel of how his tax relief initiatives had given a modest boost to job creation."

It's gotta be nice to be able to mix and mingle amongst people who've been previously vetted to ensure they're on your side.

In November, my concern's not going to be so much whether the Democrats can beat Bush in the popular and electoral tallys but the security of our "voting security enhancements". They shouldn't need vote tampering if God's on their side, right?

Speaking of rights. Seems the erosion's getting worse.

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February 09, 2004

Valentine Wish

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Drivin' points home

Thousands showed up in Boston to protest gay marriage or.... the act of establishing equality for all citizens, po-tay-to, po-tah-to. To add emphasis to their point(s) they grabbed the most convenient icon available, Christ on a cross. Nothing drives home the case for intolerance like seeing the author of the "Golden Rule" nailed to a tree.

Other Stuff
- Russia seems to have solved the issue of contested races.
- When E-Bay'ing goes bad.

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Who's minding the "minders"

Sunday's MTP session with Dear Leader was painful. It appears as though the pain was felt on both sides of the aisle. It's reassuring to know that the only wincing and flinching didn't take place in my living room. Both Democrats.org and the Center for American Progress have both published point/counterpoints to Sunday's softball game.

The waffling on the reasons for Iraq, the WMDs, the total lack of comprehension of the economic impacts aside, the response to Vietnam still leaves me stunned. "The thing about the Vietnam War that troubles me as I look back was it was a political war. We had politicians making military decisions, and it is lessons that any president must learn, and that is to the set the goal and the objective and allow the military to come up with the plans to achieve that objective. And those are essential lessons to be learned from the Vietnam War." When, precisely, do they plan on learning this lesson? I vividly recall the White House rejecting the military's recommendations on not only the amount of troops, but the shock and awe approach that's left Iraq a much more difficult place to rebuild.

Tim missed the biggies and didn't play a hard enough ball game when it came to the nonsensical rambling responses. He missed, the environment, education, election reform and that adorable flight suit, guess it's hard to pin someone down on key issues when they keep asking to "step back" for a second. At least now we know he'll be opening up his military records for everyone to see. Should take the guesstimation out of the equation.

At least we have Janet Jackson to blame for the fall of the Roman Empire.

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addiction

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February 08, 2004

Meat the Press

Kerry sweeps both Washington and Michigan with a 50% or better showing. Is it time to start talking VPs yet?

It's T- 20 minutes until the Shrub softball game....................need a fresh pot of coffee for this one.


Update:


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It's refreshing now, to know he opposed Vietnam because it was a "Political War", run by politicians........................*brain freeze!*

More later after the DVDR's rerun it a few times and the rugrat naps.

Your moment of zen.

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February 07, 2004

Executive Order Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction

read this.

Sec. 2. Mission. (a) The Commission is established for the purpose of advising the President in the discharge of his constitutional authority under Article II of the Constitution to conduct foreign relations, protect national security, and command the Armed Forces of the United States, in order to ensure the most effective counter-proliferation capabilities of the United States and response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the ongoing threat of terrorist activity. The Commission shall assess whether the Intelligence Community is sufficiently authorized, organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to identify and warn in a timely manner of, and to support United States Government efforts to respond to, the development and transfer of knowledge, expertise, technologies, materials, and resources associated with the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century and their employment by foreign powers (including terrorists, terrorist organizations, and private networks, or other entities or individuals). In doing so, the Commission shall examine the capabilities and challenges of the Intelligence Community to collect, process, analyze, produce, and disseminate information concerning the capabilities, intentions, and activities of such foreign powers relating to the design, development, manufacture, acquisition, possession, proliferation, transfer, testing, potential or threatened use, or use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century.

watch this.

timely manner's just *right* out, ain't it?

*shudder*

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February 06, 2004

Prevaricate, obfuscate and complicate

  • Why is this not the lead story on the AP wire? If the leaks seem to be coming from the office of the VP, shouldn't this be headline news?
  • CBS won't run an advocacy ad from MoveOn.org but has absolutely no issue with being a spokesperson for the White House's gang rape plan on Medicare. Let them know what you think of their policies.
  • George Tenet takes up noose making. Buy this man a drink.
  • I've been duped. I thought marriage was an extension of the love between two individuals and not an institution that had to be regulated. I thought the sanctity was between the persons involved and didn't involve a third party (until there's a divorce of course). If they really want to defend marriage, stop f*cking with it with legislation.
  • Mistakes as a cause for war? Not in America!!!!!
  • Finally, some clever Democrat humor.
  • Play Bill O'Reilly Bingo.
  • Compassionate Conservative budgeting means, cutting out wasteful spending.
  • AWOL theories will not die..............and the questions are worth asking.
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Volunteers Needed

Soapbox Minute

For those of you Democrats in Dallas County who are upset with the direction this nation's taken in the last couple of years and actually want to *DO* something about it. Try getting off your ass and volunteering. The County Headquarters really needs volunteers as well as equipment. Have an extra PC lying around you've not used in awhile, monitor, postage meter, etc, donate them. Have 2 hours of an evening? Spend it with like minded people doing something good and giving back to your community. Stop sitting around screaming at Lou Dobbs and Bill O'Reilly..................invest a little and reap even more.

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February 05, 2004

Whatta Week

It's going to be a good week when it starts off with mock horror over seeing a woman's breast and winds down with statements from the White House reinforcing the meme that 'all men are created equal', they're just treated differently later in life. We've got administrative spin on WMDs that could power a wind generator and the leading democrat in the primary race is being attacked on his marriage and .......war record? Speaking of war records, seems investigative journalists have awoken. They're now digging a little deeper on subjects they should have covered in 2000. Kristof mentions missing Clinton and dogs and cats are looking into co-habitation.

Don't forget the week's wrap-up; Bush will be starring in his own fluff piece on Meet the Press Sunday. Watch Timmy roll over and piss himself with joy.

Links
- How much is your data worth?
- One stop shopping to answer all your Islamic questions.
- List of online photo projects. I need to get busy

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February 04, 2004

Nice Dick!

Would you let this man babysit your children?

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Why then would you want him negotiating energy deals, clandestine investigations and brokering war contracts?

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Tuesday Primaries and more

Oh Those Crazy Candidates


  • Kerry is obviously the front runner and swept up 5 of the 7 states last night. Stunning blow, carrying 3 with 50% or better of the overall votes cast.
  • Clark, narrowly snaked the lead in Oklahoma from the 'golden boy'. An upset I wouldn't have called.
  • Lieberman, as the "best man to beat Bush", he sure disappointed, didn't he?
  • Edwards, thankfully won South Carolina by a strong 15% lead. He's taken me by surprise and I'm warming to him more. I'm hoping for a strong showing in Washington and Michigan as well.
  • Kucinich is fading faster than a fart in a hurricane.
  • Sharpton needs to stop believing that 3rd place in one state is an overwhelming 'woo hoo' for his campaign. Impressive given his stated "grassroots" approach. Then, there's this.
  • Dean, catching 'Joementum', was spanked with half as many votes in SC as Sharpton, 5th in OK, 4th in DE, and 3rd in MO, NM, & ND and AZ with disappointing percentages in all 7 states. The golden boy's in need of a polish. His new message to his people needs to be one of unity and focused on winning in November, no matter who the candidate turns out to be.

Other News


  • Morris Meyer for US Congress. Texas' 6th Congressional District.
  • AWOL, Did he serve? Didn't he serve? Was it 100%? Is there more to the story?
  • Shopping with Janet.
  • As long as the voting (or at least polled) public remains this deluded, we may be in trouble in the fall.
  • Your portfolio in the dumpster, try this on for size.
  • Track campaign rhetoric.
  • The scientist who's able to convert rapidly accruing debt numbers into energy will be instantly wealthy.
  • Walking the fine line between healthy paranoia and basket case has got to be tough. My guess is there are nuggets of truth in there somewhere, but I'm scared to wade in and get em.
  • For fun, check out the amusing parodies on Atrios and the economic deconstructions on BAN this week.
  • May this trend continue.
  • Smack a penguin..........................feel better.
  • Support poor & destitute cartoonists..............well just one really.

Question of the Day

Ricin has shut down the Senate and we're cancelling European flights coming into the US. Why is the threat level still at yellow? Has the color coding completely lost its usefullness?

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February 03, 2004

Travel

Wow, when you see it all mapped out, that's a lot of travelling.



create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

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Independent

If there's to be an investigative committee formed by the President, to research what a complete maroon he is *and* how his administration couldn't suss shit out of a diaper..............don't call it an "Independent" Commission. Spare the voters the spin.

Recommendations for candidates:
- John Poindexter - Chief Investigator
- Ollie North - Details
- G. Gordon Liddy - PR
- Henry Kissinger - Consultant
- Ann Coulter - Stenographer

The *only* way to get facts "straight" and "right".

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February 02, 2004

Winter of Our Discontent

Old Phil's going to wake up this morning, stretch a little, get his ass yanked out of his hole pre coffee and declare the state of the union..... over budgeted, under funded, over extended and under resourced....then dive back in shaking in fear.

What, you ask, would cause this type of reaction?

For starters;
- Mr. and Mrs. Preemptive have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Ghandi spins in grave.
- The deficit prediction for the next 10 years has doubled in only 5 months. Interest rates scheduled to rise.
- WMDs were a pipe dream.....now the war's being sold as a humanitarian effort despite our resistance to counting dead Iraqis and conflicts with our ability to ignore North Korea.
- Georgia wants to strike the word 'Evolution' from textbooks. Thus shoving them into the non-evolved category.
- Kids today don't get our music. ;)
- The White House is stalling on the release of key 9/11 documentation. Proving once again that non-disclosure only breeds assumption of guilt.
- 2004 voting doesn't appear to be any safer or foolproof than 2000 voting was. Aided in part by computers with wide open back doors.
- The US is currently proving the UN right. Hell is expecting a freeze.
- The Bush campaign has already spent $33+ million on their uncontested race in the primary. Underfunded schools cry out in the darkness.
- The death totals in Iraq continue to rise. Opposite affect on Bush's polling.
- GOP leaders are voicing concern over new budget proposal. Popcorn sales rise.
- ANWR drilling buried in budget. Mother Nature asked to bend over.
- Zero tolerance in schools, leaves children behind. Not sellable in SOTU draft.

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Super Bowl Clarity

I couldn't figure out why, for the life of me, CBS wouldn't run the MoveOn.org sponsored ad. In past years they've ran anti-drug messages and other government funded PSAs. Now, I know why. It would interfere with their pandering to the LCD. That, and well, it'd almost be insulting to politics in general to have sponsored the half time show. Which, trumped the content of the beer commercials by a factor of 10.

Who picked Janet Jackson anyway?

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