Friday, March 16, 2007



DEN said...

Chinese food lovers only!

Go here


micki said...

I prefer Thai and Japanese to Chinese cuisine.

Mystery meat is not appealing to me -- GO TOFU!

micki said...

Why KSM's Confession Rings False

...speaking of mysteries

DEN said...

I've heard he is copping to everything since JFK.

DEN said...

From KSM: "Yes, I also planned the World Trade Center car bombing in 1993. No, it was not Bin Laden! Why does everybody keep saying that? It was me, me, ME! And forget Timothy McVeigh - I was the real brains behind the truck-bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in '95! He was just the dumb hick driver! Anthrax attacks? Me. Zodiac killings? Me as well. And remember that movie "Day of the Jackel?" Well, I was The Jackel! I was also that villain in that Bond movie back in..."

DEN said...

Live hearing coverage of Plame leak;

micki said...

Oops...forgot to mention. I got my copy of Gerald's book yesterday. It must give him a feeling of accomplishment to hold his own book in his hands, with its unique ISBN!


(Now, I know your wife's name.)

micki said...

Why would a person make a false confession to a crime?

micki said...

The Psychology of False Confessions

Alan said...

Hajji said to me...
I've got big problems with health-care MANDATES, however, as do most of the medical people I know. Mandating (yes, even with the "choice" to "opt out" of) medical decisions by government institutions, no matter HOW good the intentions, is simply against long-held healthcare principles.

(emphasis mine)
Ahh, but you see, this is something we've never had before, a vaccine against cancer. "Long-held principles" shouldn't apply to new discoveries. I think that's where you got off track.
Again, and one last time... Gov. Perry's mandate would guarantee that poor folks get the same treatment as the "haves", regardless of their ability to pay. Coupled with the "opt out" provisions, there's no reason whatsoever to be against this vaccine that PREVENTS CANCER.
I could care less if Merck makes a few bucks.

Alan said...

Carol, I just sent to my list, a clip of a comedian's standup routine. I included you and Den because you two have broadband. It's a pretty big 'send' at 6.7mb. Within a couple minutes, I got this error message from your ISP...

Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 552 sorry, that message size exceeds my databytes limit (#5.3.4)

Carey said...

Uh-oh Carol. Perhaps just a minor adjustment. I'm so happy for Carol. I've had this image of her sitting at the computer smiling insanely.

Keith Olbermann, along with others, has pointed out the suspicious timing of the release of KSM's so-called confession, information KO claimed they've had since the beginning of February. Congress is considering the military budget right now.

The other thing, of course, is the neon issue of a forced, false confession and how far our moral boundaries have disintegrated by redefining torture.

Again, I feel tongue-tied. Cobwebs in the brain.

I believe I have mentioned my fanaticism with Chinese and all Asian food. Oh, who am I kidding? All food.

Before I post what I came to post I wanted to relive a moment my sister and I had after the "assassination" attempt on Cheney in Afghanistan. Like Bill Maher, we both expressed our regret at the missing of the target first off.

We could just see Cheney, all hopped up on self-aggrandizement. "Yeah, let those guys call me a yellow-butt again. Heh, heh. I've seen action now, directed right at me! Yeah, I'm big, so big, yeah big."


I saw a story about this yesterday on Hardball. Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo comes off as articulate, modest and a man of integrity.

I remind all of you that we saw the import of the U.S. Attorney scandal from day one. In that light read how a great blogger scooped Time magazine.

Columbia Journalism Review: How TalkingPointsMemo Beat the Big Boys on the U.S. Attorney Story

It's almost too perfect. A mainstream reporter mocks a story a blogger has been working to break, asserting that "it all makes perfect conspiratorial sense!", and that the blogger is "seeing broad partisan conspiracies where none likely exist," only to backtrack a few weeks later when the story explodes across the front pages of the major dailies.

Carey said...

I loved the funny with Cheney's blood clot diagnosed as caused by ice cubes. That and the flying pussy.

I have to chuckle over Dr. B's "scholarly" pursuit of veritas in yesterday's thread. We haven't heard back. Sounds like he might have found something?!


From yesterday's thread: Carey, is MSNBC talking about that in the context of the recent revelations?

Yes, that's why I brought it up. I'm rather muddled and it comes out in the writing. Sorry for not explaining that. Yeah, I was pleased by the MSNBC reports actually making the connections and doing solid reportage.

DEN said...

No longer serving at anyone's pleasure PDF Print E-mail
Written by Doug Thompson
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
The Bush administration, trying to extricate itself from yet another scandal, tries to dismiss the firing of eight U.S. attorneys who failed the White House loyalty test as a legal move because the attorneys "serve at the pleasure of the President."

OK. Fair enough. But let's remember that under our system of government, George W. Bush serves as President at the pleasure of the American people.

And we've got a newsflash for you Mr. Bush. We, the American people no longer believe you should be serving at our pleasure.

So, if it's OK for you to sack eight U.S. attorneys because they are no longer serving at your pleasure, then heed the call of the American people who think it is high time you packed your bags and vacated your temporary residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

More here

Carey said...

Well I've been doing some back reading of days I've missed here. I've gotta tell all of you.....


The view from a few steps back is highly impressive, really!


A wonderful display of quality sense of humor stuff last Friday! I've cut and pasted a couple of the jokes to pass on. Made me feel alot better reading all those funnies.

DEN said...

COOL! Carey, glad to do what I can to cheer you up, more jokes coming if these people at work would leave me alone! LOL!

Read WIKI on gonzo, here, what a disgusting individual! Crooked as the day is long!

micki said...

Oh, the wonder! Did anyone catch this from Tony Snow this morning:

Q: Is it possible that the president himself had a hand in suggesting that all 93 attorneys be fired?

A: "Anything's possible," Snow said today, "but I don't think so."

Sweet. Subpoena power changes the landscape! Wasn't it just yesterday or the day before, before the emails surfaced, that Snow was singing a different tune?

Power to the subpoena!

micki said...

Carey, it occurred to me as I was keying in the Tony Snow blurb above...with your hazy memory, YOU COULD WORK AT THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE!

Just kidding....really! But hazy memories seem to be a necessary 'skill' for that boatload of bullshitters.

DEN said...

Mark Fiore,HERE

micki said...

bush is getting ready to throw Gonzales under the bus.

It's coming....

Alberto is going to be the fall guy on this one. bush would rather try to save General Rove's sorry ass -- the Culprit-in-Chief. (Take that any way you want.)

Carey said...


It just amazes me that Bushco people are surprised when their incompetent excuses for their arrogant incompetence are rebuffed. Is it that the insane arrogance clouds their rationality?


From Don Williams' column:

I'm not surprised you sacked eight U.S. attorneys. White House documents show you wanted to fire them all but that would have raised all kinds of red flags so you got rid of those who had the gall to prosecute crooked Republicans for their crimes and hoped it wouldn't become an public issue.

You just want to shout, "Stop breaking the f*^king laws and the attention will evaporate!"

DEN said...

A Friend Is Like A Good Bra... Hard to Find Supportive Comfortable Always Lifts You Up Never Lets You Down or Leaves You Hanging And Is Always Close To Your Heart!!!

DEN said...

More hooty humor;

What did the saggy boob say to the other?

We better get some support before people think were Nuts! :)

DEN said...

Picking on the females? NAW!


A blonde woman was having financial troubles so she decided to take a desperate step, kidnap a child, and demand a ransom.

She went to a local park, grabbed a little boy, took him behind a tree and wrote a note. The note read, "I have kidnapped your child. I am so sorry to do this but I am desperate and need the money. Please leave $10,000 in a plain brown bag behind the big oak tree in the park at 7 A. M. tomorrow.

-The Blond Kidnapper"

She pinned the note inside the little boy's jacket and told him to go straight home.

The next morning, she returned to the park to find the $10,000 in a brown bag behind the big oak tree, just as she had instructed. Inside the bag with the cash was the following note...

"Here is your money. I have to tell you that I am so disgusted with you. No matter how desperate you are, I just cannot believe that one blonde would do this to another."

DEN said...

Silly Blondes!

Once, there was a brunette that was standing on the sidewalk, and kept saying 99.Then a blond came over and said "oh, that looks like fun.May i join you?" "Yes, you may.Now stand in the middle of the road and say 99 over and over."Replied the brunette. So the blond stood in the middle of the road and kept on saying 99. Then she got hit by a car. And suddenly the brunette said,100...100...100.

Carey said...

Great Mark Fiore cartoon Den.


I noticed your stronger than usual certainty that Al's head may fly a couple of days ago. I noted it duly.

You may be on to something. Bushco so often just slips past the trouble. But to save Rove, yes, they've been pushed into the corner of sacrifice. Out will come the chopped-up remains of Gonzales' career.

DEN said...

Genius Jokes;

Einstein climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.

Looking up, he asks the Lord... "God, what does a million years mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A minute."

"Einstein asks, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A penny."

Einstein asks, "Can I have a penny?"

The Lord replies, "In a minute."

David B. Benson said...

Carey --- Hic!

DEN said...

Someone is starting the St.Patty's day celebration early!

{ò,ó}arol said...

Election fraud, my foot
Does anyone believe Bush fired U.S. attorneys to protect the vote?

"....the justifications keep shifting, as with the Iraqi war. First it was the general performance of the prosecutors. Then a preference for specific replacements. Now it's concern for the democratic process."

•c•arol said...

Alan, try sending the whatever again. I reset something I wasn't told to change. (I can always change it back if something bad happens)

•c•arol said...

Alan, I couldn't receive any email so I had to change it back. Try sending the whatever again anyway in case it was just an internet goof.

micki said...

Den, I have to admit the "nuts" joke made me laugh.

micki said...

Carol, the election fraud claim made me look at the calendar...

Nope, it's not April Fool's Day!

What will they think of next?!!

David B. Benson said...


Not sure whether it is post or prompter, tho'...