Friday, March 02, 2007

FRIDAY FUNNIES








31 comments:

DEN said...

Al Gore and Bill and Hillary Clinton go to heaven. And God addresses Al first, ''Al, what do you believe in?''

Al replies, "Well, I believe that I won that election, but that it was your will that I did not serve. And I've come to understand that now."

God thinks for a second and says, "Very good. Come and sit at my left.''

God then addresses Bill, "Bill, what do you believe in?''
Bill replies, "I believe in forgiveness. I've sinned, but I've never held a grudge against my fellow man, and I hope no grudges are held against me.''

God thinks for a second and says, "You are forgiven, my son. Come and sit at my right.''

Then God addresses Hillary, "Hillary, what do you believe in?''
She replies, "I believe you're in my chair.''

DEN said...

Not so funny weather stories today are the tornado's in AL and GA.
and
BIGAZZ BLIZZARD pounds Duluth, MN

Pics here

DEN said...

OK, scrap the Bill of Rights
Politicians and public don't want it anyway

By Bob Barr
For the Journal-Constitution
Published on: 02/28/07

Just last month in testimony before the Congress, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales again dismissed the notion that habeas corpus guarantees the right of all persons detained by the government to have access to a court to determine if they are being held lawfully.

Gonzales reached this conclusion because he apparently discovered that the Constitution of the United States did not "expressly" guarantee the right of habeas corpus. The attorney general's distressing conclusion followed by two months a speech by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich that the guarantee of freedom of speech, enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, is at least to some extent incompatible with the need to wage all-out war against "terrorists" and we should therefore consider curtailing that particular freedom.

Read the rest here.

Alan said...

hmmmm
I can't get firedoglake to completely load, or... crooks and liars to work right either. Have they been attacked or sum shyt? Everywhere else I go is working just fine, so it's not my system. I even went to my fav speed test site and I'm as fast as it's ever been... 4,938 kbps... so wtf??

Cool beans Gerald, on the Counseling and Psychology degrees. Does that mean you worked in your areas school system? Just wondering, and you don't have to answer if you'd rather not give out details.

DEN said...

Alan, I just went to C&L and FDL no problem from here.

Alan said...

hahaha That made me remember a funny story when I was a helper (apprentice) in the elevator construction trade. I worked with a pretty good mechanic (journeyman) but there were plenty of a**holes too. On one job, a real wingnut was there for awhile, and he always picked on his helper, saying "Did you go to Dumb University? How did you get so dumb. Did you go to DU?". All the time messing with him, and the poor kid just TOOK it. Once the mechanics were sittin on their azz while me and that helper were doing some menial shyt close by, and this a**hole started in on me with that DU bullshyt. I immediately jumped back with "Naw JP, I went to F**k U!". haha That guy never bothered me again.

Alan said...

Yeah Den, I get to Crooks ok, but I can't get the Jon Stewart clip to play. It won't download.

Alan said...

FDL loads ok now, until I click to go 'read the rest of this story'. Then it goes nowhere.

DEN said...

Mine has the page messed up, on the cheney bush story, big blank spot, must be server issues with them.

DEN said...

Got a ton of stuff to do, I'm putting this place on auto-pilot,
Carry on!

Gerald said...

Jeanne, micki has mentioned that you are writing a book, Here is my response, "GO FOR IT WITH GUSTO!"

Gerald said...

Welcome back Don

Gerald said...

One of the unimpeachable truths about our unimpeachable president is that he’s providing lots of money to terrorists, most recently to Sunnis linked to al-Qaeda.

This is the point at which readers of a certain stripe will shake their heads and start calling for mine. Maybe one in ten will double-check my source--famed journalist Seymour Hersh’s latest article in the New Yorker, or his interview with CNN’s Wolf Blizter last Sunday. If you watched, you heard Hersh say something that should’ve been banner headlines. But then, what’s the fate of the Middle East compared to Anna Nicole.

Micki said...

LOOKS LIKE WaPo's REPORTING HAS GOTEN SOME ATTENTION...

Army Secretary Resigns Amid Walter Reed Probe
Bush Orders Review of Service Members' Care

By William Branigin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 2, 2007; 4:18 PM

President Bush today ordered a "comprehensive review" of care for wounded service members by a new presidential commission, and the secretary of the Army submitted his resignation, as the administration sought to deal with reports of festering problems in outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

In a separate development, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said it is issuing a subpoena to compel Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, who was fired as commander of Walter Reed yesterday, to appear at hearing on Monday to testify about a controversial privatization effort at the Washington, D.C., hospital complex.

The committee chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), said the effort to privatize support services "led to a precipitous drop" in the number of personnel providing facilities management and other services at Walter Reed and may have been responsible for some of the problems there.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, meanwhile, announced this afternoon that he has accepted the resignation of Francis J. Harvey as secretary of the Army, and he said the Army later today would name a new permanent replacement for Weightman.

The review by a presidential commission is the third to be announced since a Washington Post series last week exposed squalid living conditions for some outpatient soldiers at Walter Reed and documented a larger bureaucratic labyrinth that ensnares many wounded veterans, frustrates their families and impedes the soldiers' recovery.

The White House said the membership and other details of the new commission would be announced soon. It said the panel would have a "broader" mandate than an "independent review group" formed last week by the Pentagon. Separately, the Army announced yesterday that shortcomings in the care of soldiers at Walter Reed and throughout the Army also would be examined and addressed by a new "Army Action Plan."

In his Saturday radio address, a transcript of which the White House released in advance today, Bush will say he was "deeply troubled by recent reports of substandard conditions" at Walter Reed, and he will echo his defense chief's comment last week that the situation is "unacceptable."

Walter Reed's doctors, nurses, therapists and other "dedicated professionals" work hard to care for wounded soldiers, Bush says in the transcript. "Yet some of our troops at Walter Reed have experienced bureaucratic delays and living conditions that are less than they deserve. This is unacceptable to me, it is unacceptable to our country, and it's not going to continue."

Bush adds, "As we work to improve conditions at Walter Reed, we're also taking steps to find out whether similar problems have occurred at other military and veterans hospitals. So I'm announcing that my administration is creating a bipartisan Presidential Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the care America is providing our wounded servicemen and women. This review will examine their treatment from the time they leave the battlefield through their return to civilian life as veterans, so we can ensure that we are meeting their physical and mental health needs."

In a news briefing this morning, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Bush will name the commission members and set a deadline for a report with recommendations "in the coming days."

According to the transcript, Bush will tell his Saturday radio audience, "One of my most solemn experiences as president is visiting men and women recovering from wounds they suffered in defense of our country. Spending time with these wounded warriors is also inspiring, because so many of them bring the same courage they showed on the battlefield to their battle for recovery."

Micki said...

I wonder what they'll do about the sorry state of affairs at Veterans Affairs. James Nicholson should be given the boot, too.

Of course, the first TWO who should be ousted are cheney and bush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

micki98226@aol.com said...

SEC Alleges Insider Trading Ahead of TXU Bid
By SIOBHAN HUGHES, Wall Street Journal
(March 2) - Federal regulators on Friday charged that unknown investors had engaged in illegal insider trading ahead of last month's news that Texas power generator TXU Corp. would be bought by a private-equity group for $32 billion.

Micki said...

How the hell did that happen? Don't look. And the little trash can is absent....

°¿º arol said...

I DIDN'T LOOK! I swear!

David B. Benson said...

Lichtenstein, like Angola, does not have an army...

Micki said...

Dr B, I thought Angola had a military. Maybe it has been dissolved, disbanded, disallowed?

I believe that Andorra doesn't have a military.

Hajji said...

Don't look at What?

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- Yes, I meant Andorra.

Flew over it once...

Micki said...

Both start with An...

...it's not as bad as when bush said "vulcanize" when he meant to say "balkanize."

Micki said...

Carol, don't tell Hajji what not to look at, okay?

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- I really hate it when I am being compared to George XLIII, even favorably.

And I won't tell Hajji what not to look at either...

:-)

Micki said...

Dr. B, your post sent me to a site on Andorra...on education:

About 50% of Andorran children attend French primary schools, and the rest attend Spanish or Andorran school. In general, Andorran schools follow the Spanish curriculum, and their diplomas are recognized by Spain.

The University of Andorra was established in July 1997. It has a small enrollment and mostly offers long-distance courses through universities in Spain and France. The majority of secondary graduates who continue their education attend schools in France or Spain. Virtually the entire adult population is literate. Andorra also has a nursing school and a school of computer science.

Just an FYI, for no particular reason.

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- Andorra is certainly a beautiful mountain valley from 5 miles up...

Micki said...

You know we're living in bizarro times when Business Week reports on the Anna Nicole Smith saga as a boon for business in the Bahamas.

Enterprising Bahamians put up scaffolding and rented space for $500 to reporters for her funeral. Tattoo "artists" offered Anna Nicole tattoos. Tour operators offered bus tours to "Smith-related spots" -- such as the hospital where her son died, where her baby was born, the cemetary.

Looks like We, the People in the good ole USA aren't the only nuts around.

David B. Benson said...

Why do the Libby jurors get to knock off work at 2pm?

Milking it?

º¿carol said...

Just checking in before I turn in. No posts for over 4 hours? This will definitely be the LAST post of the night.

Something profound. Hmmmm. Let me think about that. zzzzzzzzzzz

I find it funny when James Ha pops in and regurgitates something about 9/11. Funny in the sense that he is so, shall I say, focused? Wish I had a passion like he has. Or...maybe not. Hmmm.

Goodnight everyone. °¿º

Gerald said...

I have to agree that the reichwing rags want Gore to run so they can destroy him. If Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize, he leaves politics a winner. He won the presidency in 2000 as everyone knows.

Nazi America is too evil to reverse its wallowing in the abyss of hell.