Friday, August 03, 2007


Thanks Alan!!!

More drama yesterday in the Judiciary hearing, Scott Jennings pleading stupid more than once as witnessed in this YouTube video. The guy is one more turd in the steaming pile of "Executive Privilege" being used to shield the criminal conduct being conducted by the fascist-in-chief, and the other fascist chump pulling his strings.

When will this ongoing nightmare end?



DEN said...

More Executive Privilege bullshit.


micki said...


On July 20, 1714, "the finest bridge in all Peru" collapses and five people die. Brother Juniper, a Franciscan missionary, happens to witness the tragedy, and as a result, he asks the central question of the novel: "Why did this happen to those five?"

micki said...


micki said...

Den, you lament, "When will this nightmare end?" Apparently, not soon.

One more example of the Repugs' ability to plan ahead for continued "success" in the August 6th NYer magazine...


California Initiative No. 07-0032 is an audacious power play packaged as a step forward for democratic fairness. It’s the lotusland equivalent of Tom DeLay’s 2003 midterm redistricting in Texas, except with a sweeter smell, a better disguise, and larger stakes. And the only way Californians will reject it is if they have a chance to think about it first.

DEN said...

Yup I posted that a few days ago and sent a note to Barbara Boxer. She or one of her minions responded, which was not related to the point I made about this particular initiative, but an effort to fix what we have :

Dear Mr. Den:

Thank you for writing to me to express your views about voting in the United States . I appreciate hearing from you on this critical issue.

Safeguarding the integrity of our electoral process is a fundamental necessity of our democracy. We must make sure that every vote is counted and that every election is fair and accurate - the strength and success of America = s democracy depends on it.

That is why I have joined Senator Hillary Clinton in introducing S.804, the Count Every Vote Act. This bill would establish a voter-verified paper trail for use by all citizens, improve the security measures for voting machines, and enable citizens to cast "no-excuse" absentee ballots. It would also mandate national standards in a variety of areas, including the registration of voters and the counting of provisional ballots.

In addition, I am an original co-sponsor of S.453, the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007. Authored by Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), this bill would prohibit deceptive practices in federal elections that intimidate or interfere with rights of voters by providing criminal and civil penalties.

Rest assured, I will work to ensure that these bills pass Congress and are signed into law, and I will keep fighting to ensure that our nation's elections are fair and accurate.

Again, thank you for writing to me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future on this or other issues that concern you.

Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

DEN said...

Now if we could get rid of the OBSOLETE Electoral College.

micki said...

Yup. I know. Bears repeating. It's serious stuff. And people won't "get it."

carey said...

Micki and Den,

I sent that article from The New Yorker off to my brother the attorney. Geez it's never-ending.

We must remain ever-alert to these scoundrels.

I wonder what Leahy cooked up in his head when faced with a bloke who won't even give him a job description cuz of "executive privilege".

Now a little commentary that I'm sure won't interest most of you.

Hank Aaron's record is about to be broken. Mighty big stuff to baseball people. ESPN has been following Bonds around the last few days televising his games. I'm there watching. Of course there is a serious question with all of this--how does this coming humongous #755 homerun by Bonds fit in with Aaron's record when it's clear Bonds took steroids?

It's convoluted. Management and owners winked at steroid use because it produced more homeruns and thus more dollar-toting fans. Bonds is guilty, yes. It is cheating. BUT, the whole game has been utterly tainted by this fascination with homeruns a.k.a. money. Big Sports is infected like everything in a cancerous capitalist system feeding upon itelf.

Bonds is one incredible creation of nature. Celebrate his record-breaking homerun with all the American pride you have. Bonds is for real and so is his athleticism.

I must note that I experienced a change of heart on this subject after listening to many players mull over their feelings about it.

carey said...

I forgot to mention I'm kind of excited today because,

1) Guess where Bonds might hit #755???!!! Yup, San Diego!!!

2) Brandon's in a play today.

micki said...

The Rise of KOS -- E. J. Dionne

micki said...

Baseball is Big Business.


micki said...

Brandon -- BREAK A LEG!


micki said...

Carey -- I learned something this morning.

Until today, I did not know that Randi Rhodes served in the U.S. military. The Air Force.

DEN said...

Big step for Brandon eh Carey?

"Break a leg" for me too!

Let us know how he does ok?

ARRRGGHH! Shiver me timbers!

DEN said...

Randi is my sweetie but she doesn't know it!

Too bad, she will never know what she is missing, HA!

carey said...

Thank you Den for trying to post the link to Wednesday night's Daily Show.

Here it is. I guarantee enjoyment. The ending interview you don't need, the rest hilarious.

The Daily Show-Aug 1


This is old hat for Brandon now. He played the Wizard in you-know-what and starred in a play last summer. He thrives on stage.

Baseball, like football, like tennis, like soccer etc.--all big business, of course, in a capitalist society, but you'll never steal the innocence or heart of the game. Just as human souls struggle to remain untarnished.

DEN said...

Bridges over troubled water.

Click your state, counties listed in the middle column alphabetically.

micki said...

H.R. 3221, The New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on energy policy TOMORROW before they leave for their August recess.

We have a major opportunity to put our country on the path toward a clean energy future that:
+Reduces our dependence on fossil fuels;
+Combats global warming; and
+Decreases air pollution.

Call Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask to be connected to your legislators' office, and say:
I support final passage of: "New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 3221)," the "Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 (H.R. 2776)", and the "Udall-Platts amendment."

Or similar words....

micki said...

Well, okay Carey, if you say so. ;-))

But, I think the innocence left the game when kids stopped putting baseball cards on their bicycle spokes.

Anonymous said...


The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven's Ninth. There's a long passage during which the bass violinists have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid, the bassists sneaked out to the tavern next door.

After slamming back several beers one of them looked at his watch. "Hey! We need to get back!"

They ran back to the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra.

It's the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded.

micki said...


DEN said...

Good one Nony!

DEN said...

You too Micki!

DEN said...

Fine humor keeping with the Friday Funny tradition, HA!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT BUT IT CONTINUES THE BASEBALL THEME -- so please do not continue to read if you are offended by references to "nut houses"

A doctor at an insane asylum decided to take his patients to a baseball game.

For weeks in advance, he coached his patients to respond to his commands.

When the day of the game arrived, everything seemed to be going well. As the National Anthem started.......the doctor yelled, "Up Nuts" And the patients complied by standing up.

After the anthem ...he yelled, "Down Nuts". And they all sat back down in their seats.

After a home run was hit, the doctor yelled, "Cheer Nuts". They all broke out into applause and cheered.

When the umpire made a particularly bad call against the star of the home team, the Doctor yelled, "Booooo Nuts!!!" and they all started booing and cat calling.

Thinking things were going very well. The doctor decided to go get a beer and a hot dog, leaving his assistant in charge.

When he returned, there was a riot in progress. Finding his assistant, the doctor asked," What in the world happened? "

The assistant replied, "Well, everything was going just fine till a vendor passed by and yelled PEANUTS!"

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about Yankee stadium falling apart? A huge beam fell through the deteriorating roof.

In fact, this was the first time the Yankees have had a problem with crack without it resulting in the suspension of a player.

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Bob Knows Everybody

Bob and his friend are sitting on front porch admiring the
sunset. Bob has a proud smile on his face when he says, "You
know, I don't think there's anyone on this planet I don't know."

His friend looks at him, "What? You're kidding!"

Bob says, "No. I think I know just about everybody."

Bob's friend says, "I bet you don't know the governor."
"Jennifer? Yeah, I know ol' Jennifer, as a matter of fact, I'm having
dinner with her Tuesday. Why don't you come along?"

They show up at the governor's mansion Tuesday, Governor Granholm
opens up the door herself. "Hey, Bob! How are ya doin'? Come on

Bob's friend is quite impressed, but still not convinced Bob he
knows everybody. A few days later he tells Bob. "I bet you don't
know Bruce Springsteen."

"Bruce? Sure I know the Boss! We used to hang out together in

"Bob, I don't believe you. I think you're lying to me."

"No, really," Bob responds, "In fact, he's putting on a show
tomorrow night. Lets go."

Bob and his friend make their way up to front row. Bruce
Springsteen looks down and says, "I'd like to dedicate this next
song to my good friend Bob here."

The friend is getting totally freaked by now. He is determined to
find someone Bob doesn't know. A couple of weeks later, Bob is
once again sitting on the porch with that proud smile on his
face, when his friend pulls up in the driveway, jumps out of the
car and says, "Aha! You don't know the Pope!"

"The Pope? Sure I know ol' John Paul!"

"You're lyin', Bob! I don't believe you!"

"I'll prove it to you," Bob says.

So they fly over to the Vatican. Bob's friend stands near the
front of the crowd waiting for the Pope to come out on the
balcony. Soon the Pope appears before the thousands of people in
the crowd. Sure enough, right behind him comes Bob standing next
to the Pope and waving at the crowds. After a bit Bob looks down
and sees his friend passed out on the ground. He runs down to the
street to his friend and says, "Hey, you okay?"

"Yeah, I'm okay. I was standing here in shock when all of a
sudden a guy leans towards me and says, 'Hey, who's that standing
next to Bob?'"

micki said...

This video illuminates why we are so f**ked -- as we all falsely believed the wall between church and state was standing firm, they were accomplishing their goals

This link also includes text for those who cannot view video...

DEN said...

Good one nony! J?