Sunday, April 30, 2006

Dem' Damn Mesicans

I can't call Chuck Wooten (R-HateRadio) Chuckles this weekend. His "screw that Jesus jazz" talk show on radio KWTO this morning was so filled with xenophobia, nativism, racism, and stupidity that it is not in the least bit funny.

I will post several clips from this show in the next few days, but let's start with THIS ONE.

Aging crappie fisherman says that the problem he had in Mexico City was the damn place was just filled ... FILLED!, I tell you son, ... with mesicans.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Pigman Cops a Plea

The Pigman's mouthpiece calls it a "settlement".

Batsqueeze ...

He copped a plea to one felony charge and the judge agreed to deferred sentencing. If the Cyst on the Butt of Humanity can keep his hands out of the hillbilly heroin jar for two years the charges will be dismissed.

A good deal since anyone else in America would get the same two years in the slammer for an ounce of weed.

I have figured out that if you take Rush's police file and cut out every thing illegal he has done, you will have the perfect stash for his maid to deliver 2000 little pills of eternal happiness.

Maybe he can still wind up at one of Forbes Magazine's "10 Best Prisons".

No wonder Marta got rid of his fat butt.

How Pfat Can a Repugly Get??

As fat as the Pfat Pfool Pfalwell? As Pfat as KKKarl? As pfat as Roy'sBoyToyBilly?

At least as pfat as Dennis Hastert (R-whathappenedtomy neck)...

AP - Thu Apr 27, 4:20 PM ET

House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., center, gets out of a Hydrogen Alternative Fueled automobile, left ... after giving a speech about gas prices ... nice touch of the common man...

And then he blows the whole photo op as he prepares to board his SUV, which guzzles gasoline...

It looks to me like this walk really got the old fat bastard wheezing ....

Good thing he has plenty of room in the SUV.

Way to go Dennis!
You and that Jericho/Bethlehem/JerusalamandJesus!!!!/Hitler Zombie guy have made my day.

At the Readers Request

At the request of thousands of readers of the Curbstone Critic ... OK, hundreds ... dozens??? .. for both of you ... I have added my photo to the profile.

For those who have written me to comment that I look like a bleached Devine Brown ... you can kiss my hairy white butt.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dem' Crazy Funny Repugs....

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Joy of Local TV News

On local station KYTV I haven't heard anything funnier since Tony Beason tried to pronounce Abu Garibe. From the five o'clock news.

They were talking about how the State of Tennessee had commissioned a commercial for tourism. The commercial is a digital combination of Dolly Parton and Elvis.

The anchor noted ... and catch your breath ...

The commercial features ...

"Two of the biggest stars from Tennessee ..."

And who woulda' thunk it... Elvis too.

Two-Pac George Cuts Some Rap

Way too funny for words ....

Listen to it HERE.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Goober-brain as Willy Lohman

Read the whole thing HERE.

It seemed like a cinch. How hard could it possibly be to write a pro-Bush column capable of causing a reader's spleen to burst out of his stomach Alien -style, twisting its little spleen-head up to the sky and crying out, "O the humanity!" Bush is living proof of what Russian proverbs call the worst type of human being: "an idiot with initiative." This shit-for-brains inherited the most powerful empire the world had ever known, an empire so mighty and so sophisticated that most of its subjects didn't even know that they were being ruled and exploited by it... and by the end of his first term, Bush blew the whole thing. Now the New American Century is over, gone forever. Empires don't get second chances.

Which could be funny, right? Think about it: no one had fucked up something so good so fast since the last time Keith Moon was handed the keys to a Ritz Carleton suite. But at least Moon had the decency to OD at age 32. Whereas Bush traded his coke-and-whiskey habit for Jesus just in time to avoid Moon's fate, meaning that the pampered little vampire gets to go on living and blowing through other people's cash -- his family's, the Saudi princes', and worst of all, 300 million American taxpayers'. Thanks to Shithead's idiotic war and mad debts, it won't be long before Bono and Bob Geldof are officially called in to lobby China and Saudi Arabia to forgive America's crushing debt... Which could be funny too, in a dark, Schopenhauerian way.

Bush ... is a loser - the Willy Loman of war-mongerers. He is our Nixon, only a far smaller mind than Nixon, yet with far greater power to unleash his little mind's sandbox plans. Those who sided with Nixon, the "silent majority," suffered from the same sense of irrational grievance that motivates Bush's diehards today: the idea that somehow those on the other side of the debate are simply mocking them, rather than trying to save a nation from destruction at the hands of lunatics. There is something desperate and embarrassing about these aggrieved Bush diehards -- their pig-headedness reminds you of a typical Third World petty-bourgeois; they mistake their self-destructiveness for something like noble defiance; like peasants, they see their king as an extension of themselves, and the king's opponents as visceral enemies rather than people trying to save a great empire from doom.

Illinois Lege to Drop Bombshell

The Illinois General Assembly is about to rock the nation. (news link in the title).

Members of state legislatures are normally not considered as having the ability to decide issues with a massive impact to the nation as a whole. Representative Karen A. Yarbrough of Illinois' 7th District is about to shatter that perception forever. Representative Yarbrough stumbled on a little known and never utlitized rule of the US House of Representatives, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature.

From there, Illinois House Joint Resolution 125 (hereafter to be referred to as HJR0125) was born. Detailing five specific charges against President Bush including one that is specified to be a felony, the complete text of HJR0125 is copied below at the end of this article.

One of the interesting points is that one of the items, the one specified as a felony, that the NSA was directed by the President to spy on American citizens without warrant, is not in dispute.

That fact should prove an interesting dilemma for a Republican controlled US House that clearly is not only loathe to initiate impeachment proceedings, but does not even want to thoroughly investigate any of the five items brought up by the Illinois Assembly as high crimes and/or misdemeanors. Should HJR0125 be passed by the Illinois General Assembly, the US House will be forced by House Rules to take up the issue of impeachment as a privileged bill, meaning it will take precedence over other House business.

The Illinois General Assembly joins a growing chorus of voices calling for censure or impeachment of President Bush including Democratic state committees in Vermont, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Nevada and North Carolina as well as the residents themselves of seven towns in Vermont, seventy Vermont state legislators and Congressman John Conyers.

The call for impeachment is starting to grow well beyond what could be considered a fringe movement. An ABC News/Washington Post Poll Conducted April 6-9 showed that 33% of Americans currently support Impeaching President Bush, coincidentally, only a similar amount supported impeaching Nixon at the start of the Watergate investigation. If and when Illinois HJR0125 hits the capitol and the individual charges are publicly investigated, that number is likely to grow rapidly. Combined with the very real likelihood that Rove is about to be indicted in the LeakGate investigation, and Bush is in real trouble beyond his plummeting poll numbers. His cronies in the Republican dominated congress will probably save him from the embarassment of an impeachment conviction, for now, but his Presidency will be all but finished.

HJ0125 LRB094 20306 RLC 58347 r

2 WHEREAS, Section 603 of Jefferson's Manual of the Rules of
3 the United States House of Representatives allows federal
4 impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of
5 a state legislature; and
6 WHEREAS, President Bush has publicly admitted to ordering
7 the National Security Agency to violate provisions of the 1978
8 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a felony, specifically
9 authorizing the Agency to spy on American citizens without
10 warrant; and
11 WHEREAS, Evidence suggests that President Bush authorized
12 violation of the Torture Convention of the Geneva Conventions,
13 a treaty regarded a supreme law by the United States
14 Constitution; and
15 WHEREAS, The Bush Administration has held American
16 citizens and citizens of other nations as prisoners of war
17 without charge or trial; and
18 WHEREAS, Evidence suggests that the Bush Administration
19 has manipulated intelligence for the purpose of initiating a
20 war against the sovereign nation of Iraq, resulting in the
21 deaths of large numbers of Iraqi civilians and causing the
22 United States to incur loss of life, diminished security and
23 billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses; and
24 WHEREAS, The Bush Administration leaked classified
25 national secrets to further a political agenda, exposing an
26 unknown number of covert U. S. intelligence agents to potential
27 harm and retribution while simultaneously refusing to
28 investigate the matter; and
29 WHEREAS, The Republican-controlled Congress has declined

HJ0125 - 2 - LRB094 20306 RLC 58347 r

1 to fully investigate these charges to date; therefore, be it

4 SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that the General Assembly of the
5 State of Illinois has good cause to submit charges to the U. S.
6 House of Representatives under Section 603 that the President
7 of the United States has willfully violated his Oath of Office
8 to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
9 States; and be it further

10 RESOLVED, That George W. Bush, if found guilty of the
11 charges contained herein, should be removed from office and
12 disqualified to hold any other office in the United States.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Why Radio Shack Still Sucks

Back in December I bought a TV for my mother. I had a $30 rebate from Radio Shack.

So I filled out all their stupid paperwork and figured that I would let them use my money for a little while. But I didn't give them permission to use my money indefinitely.

To date I have not recieved my refund ... after four months ....

Oh, yes ... they did send me an email message, which I reproduce here ...

Unfortunately ... they didn't mean it.

The Missouri Attorney General is very interested in business that advertise rebates and just keep the money. He likes to call it fraud. I like to call it fraud too.


Your rebate has been processed! JOHN STONE: Your rebate submission for $30 MIR Akai 13 TV/DVD Combo from RadioShack has been processed. Your rebate will be mailed shortly. Please allow 2 weeks for receipt. If you have any questions about your rebate, you may e-mail us at: Your Tracking ID is: GxxC-0796-2xx thank you for choosing RadioShack. This email was auto-generated; please see instructions above for contact information.This email has been sent in response to your rebate submission request. You have not been placed on an email list.

Bullshit .... from a bullshit company ....

Some Very Nice Magic

By a young Japanese magician ...

See it HERE ... not the best video, but impressive ...

Sunday, April 23, 2006

I'm Sorry Simple-Scottie got the Boot in the Ass

Love Jeff

Chuckles is a Clown in Name Only

As I listen to Chuckie Wooten (R-MailMangler) on hate-radio KWTO I am always surprised that he thinks he is entertaining. I have a piece of advice for Chuckles: If you want to be a funny clown like Karl Fox, don't act like a sad clown -- like Emmett Kelly. Even though Emmett Kelly had something you don't -- an entertaining act.

Woot-Woot is a good Repugly. He doesn't think much of the First Admendment to the Constitution. He thinks he can make the decisions of what he wants you or me to hear. And he is more than happy to use the trunchons and "other federal agencies" to do it.

The Rev. Pfred Phelps, of the God Hates Fags website, is a pretty disgusting person. But it's really keen to watch a loser like him make a loser like Chuckie look like an idiot. He must be laughing his ass off up at the Westboro Baptist Church, which incidentally is not a church -- it's a Baptist cult.

I know of some other Baptist cults around town. Some of them think exactly the same way Pfred does. Hoot-Woot never mentions them, even though prominate loudmouths call him and he always agrees.

Since the cops don't want to get sued by such a vile person as Pfred, Wootie-Woot calls in the big guns -- the motorcycle gangs. He doesn't mention whether or not he thinks a little boot-stomping would be appropriate, or maybe a chain-whuppin' for fun before they get back to the old meth lab in the broken down school bus in the woods.

Listen to it HERE.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Scott Crossfield dies

There are names that are forever remembered from one's youth. In my case, it's names like Chuck Yeager, Bob Hoover, Dr. John Paul Stapp, and Scott Crossfield at Edwards Test Flight Center.

It is ironic that Scott Crossfield, at age 84, a man who had cheated death many times, died at the controls of a single-engined Cessna last night. I can't help but think it would be the way he wanted to exit, stage center.

For a bio on Crossfield,
look HERE.

I am looking for a film clip of an X-15 blowing up underneath him on the test stand one day ... amazingly, he walked away from it.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Bushevik Beelzebub

Raisin-Brain at Parkland Maggot Middle School

Words just cannot do justice to this clip from the genius in the White House.

Listen to it HERE.

Time for a real Snow job

Since Simple Scotty has outlived his usefullness to the Bush Crime Family, he is getting the doorknob in the ass treatment. The stonewalling, new-speak, and dissemilationism has come to an end ... for a day or so.

So why not get a professional liar to take his place? Someone with training in lying? How about Tony Snow, who has a long history of lies, new-Cheney-speak, and dissemination of propaganda? Shoot, why not take the "hang-out" route and let the drug addled brain of Rush hisself do it? (Incidentally, is gawd still pissed at the Pigman, and still taking away that part of his brain that is involved in hearing stuff?)

My prediction is the only reporter worth the job at the White House, Helen Thomas, will give him five minutes into his first news-lie-fest to jump his butt.

And where -- oh, where -- was Jeff (R-MeLoveYouLongtimeMarineStud) Gannon in the Rose Garden today? Was he preparing the massage room in the WH gym to sooth some of Simple Scotty's tensions?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Bush Fires Twins, Simple Scotty

Read about it HERE; and HERE.

The statement from the twins was that they need more time with their family, the KA House at Duke. And Simple Scotty claims he needs to return to school to improve his vocabulary. Recently he has been heard to say, "You'll have to ask Condi about that", far too often. Since he is almost 24 now he could care less about his family.

The replacement for the twins will be the heir apparent to their jobs for a long time now....

Chelsea Clinton....

Bloggers Meet-Up

The SGF bloggers celebrated the lunar cycle last night by burying a cat in a old rotting tree stump, dancing nekkid around it, singing lyrics from McBeth, and consuming obscene quantities of good beer.

(OK - they took a vote and I didn't get to dance nekkid - but I don't hold grudges.)

As usual Andy has a short podcast of the festivities on the Rhetorica site. But be forwarned. Someone came prepared with the year's grossest story to tell right in the middle of the meatloaf and mashed potato(e)s.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's the Law!!

The Law of Volunteering
If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead

The Law of Avoiding Oversell
When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse.

The Law of Common Sense
Never accept a drink from a Urologist

The Law of Reality
Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose

The Law of Self-Sacrifice
When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last

The Law of Motivation
Creativity is great, but plagiarism is faster

Boob's Law
You always find something in the last place you look

Weiler's Law
Nothing is impossible for the man that doesn't have to do it

Law of Probable Dispersal
Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed

Law of Volunteer Labor
People are always available for work in the past tense

Conway's Law
In any organization there is always one person who knows what is going on. That person must be found and fired

Iron Law of Distribution
Them that has, gets

Law of Cybernetic Entomology
There is always one more bug

Law of Drunkenness
You can't fall off the floor

Heller's Law
The first myth of management is, that it exists

Osborne's Law
Variables won't; constants aren't

Main's Law
For every action there is an opposite and equal government program

Weinburg's Second Law
If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, then the first woodpecker that comes along will destroy civilization

Sunday, April 16, 2006

A Vile Little Holiday....

People all around the world are celebrating Easter today. I am not. Easter is a vile little holiday wrapped up in a façade of pretty dresses and chocolate eggs and happy children playing games on the lawn, but at its putrescent core lies 20 centuries of exploitation and dishonesty. Here is a hard-core atheist's perspective on this awful holy day.

Read the rest of why, HERE.

If I were Christian, I'd have to guess that Christ doesn't care what the heck you call yourself, Republican, Democrat, Boy Scout, Muslim, Hindu or even atheist; it's your deeds that count, your actions that matter, and your character that defines you. Good people are identified as good by the good deeds they do, while evil people are identified by doing evil deeds. I'd point out clearly that arguing for the cult like worship of any human being, in any nation, as an inerrant God like leader, praising warfare or terrorism, the repression and bombing of innocent civilians, arguing that torture or murder or genocide is a good thing, and defending the wealthy and powerful, is completely at odds with what Christ clearly taught.

Xtian-Talk-Hate Radio on Easter

I find many Xtians, particularly the fundie kind, to be vile, disgusting, evil people. This morning on Chuckie-Chuck's hate program on KWTO I was reminded why. And I actually kinda' like what that guy from Palestine said, the first great liberal, I wish they did.

Imagine, the newspaper actually talked today about the same thing Jesus talked about; the poor, the hungry, the homeless, the less well off than you or I. That pisses the fundies off -- mightily. We are all supposed to aspire to be that other jesus -- the rich, republican, land-owning, jesus.


Here are a series of clips combined from this show. One of them is Preacher Bill, who would rather talk to Chuckie, than prepare his Easter sermon, another is Jack, and the last is Al.

Anyone who wonders why hillbillies from the Ozarks can be safely removed from the face of the earth and no one will miss them, only has to listen to this.

Oh, yes, in this clip you will hear about Dick-Dick Cheney paying all that money to charity. In fact according to MSNBC Cheney will get a check from the Feds for almost $2 million dollars this year. For donating some money that he actually never had.


Listen to the clip HERE.

The Weekly Dumb Chuckie Report

Chuckles-Chuckie Wooten, (R-MailMolester), the resident genius on radio station KWTO, can come up with something that beats all that's gone before on his radio program.

I have no fewer than seven clips from today's two hour program that illustrates his depth of thought, and insigtful nature when advocating his "save Bush at any cost" --- er -- mentality.

But I thought this one was best for several reasons. The Chimp is falling deeper and deeper into the pit of insanity, and of course right-wing radio is defending him at every step, no matter how insane they are becomming.

Chuckles had a friend on this morning with him. Called him 'Captain'. He says that he served in the Marines for 36 years, from WW II to Vietnam, and retired as a captain (O-3). He says he was a PFC at one time so let's assume he got a promotion to 2d Leutenant at some time. Probably not Vietnam, for several reasons. The main oone being that no senior enlisted man, which he would have been by that time, cares to become an officer at that point in his career. Let, say he went to OCS sometime in the 50's. That sounds reasonable.

Promotion from 2d Lt. to 1st Lt. is automatic ... you get it whether you deserve it or not. So too, the promotion from 1st Lt. to Captain. To go up to a field grade officer from there gets a little more difficult, but not much. Any officer who is not a total fuck-up, or incredibly incompetent will at least retire as a Major .... My pal, who was in the regular service made Major in 5 years ... and he admits that he is a fuck-up.

But just because there is something wrong with your bona fides that a listener might pick up on doesn't mean that you can't be a general too. And generals are speaking out nowadays. And he doesn't like it. Or at least he doesn't like what they say.

Haul their asses back into uniform so you can courts martial them, he says.

Listen to it HERE.

Friday, April 14, 2006

A Quote

"I knew exactly what was going to happen when I committed these troops into harm's way. I knew people would lose their life. I knew exactly what was coming." -- President Monkey in a Man Suit Link

"He knows exactly what happens to young men in war. That's why he dodged 'Nam." -- SlimTim, Link

Ann's da' Man

It has long been rumored that the wicked-mouth of the South Ann Coulter (R-taking the placeof doc Meng), national scourge and scold, author of several books of right-wing fiction, is actually a man. (Check the Adam's apple)

Born as Andrew Coltrane, son of a pig farmer in Georgia, he went to Denmark as a teen to have the surgery, which as David Horowitz can testify, was only partially sucessful. Leaving the family farm for the bright lights of the city, he/she went into the usual male teenage testosterone thingy and became a Repugly. The rumor is he/she did not want to go back to the family business for fear that he/she would be mistaken for one of the livestock.

Now comes this report from PageOne News.

Conservative commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter neglected to answer Question #15 on her Palm Beach County, FL voter registration form, PageOneQ has learned. The question asks the registrant to indicate sex by checking 'M' or 'F' on the form.

"I object," said a transgender activist who spoke with PageOneQ today, "To the state of Florida expecting its citizens to answer questions which are not relevant for voter registration." When asked about Coulter's voter registration form, the activist declined to speak specifically about Coulter. "Generally speaking, I hope there is a day when transgendered people can be open about who they are without fear of retribution from employers, colleagues and neighbors. With that in mind, I hope anyone with a high media profile would use that opportunity to be honest with the American people."

What is the best way for Ann-the-Manly-Man to handle this? A fine website for him/her to visit is MyHusbandBetty.

David Horowitz says that his life is so screwed up that he doesn't care much about her plumbing, he still likes to crawl into her brain through her nose and squirm around a little bit until he discovers that there is nothing good to eat there.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Why not to Trust City Utilities Judgment

This is a copy of some e-mail between myself and the KNAPPSTER -- it started as the CU is now going to present us with a water shortage, unless something unusual happens. The pipeline to Stockton lake, which is only ten years old, was supposed to insure the city of water into the forseeable future. The pipeline was designed by an outside contractor. But the pumps, the most important part, were designed in-house at CU. Now they have failed, and it's no surprise, considering the poor design.

Now they come to us and ask us to pony up 3/4 billion dollars so we can do another, much more complicated, in-house design of a power plant. A coal fired plant that will face major regulatory changes in CO2 emissions on almost the day it opens.

Below, Tom's mail is in yellow, mine in white.

They're kind of up against the wall on the plant issue, aren't they?

Nuclear is probably out -- unpopular and far too expensive for the
scale ... and I'm not sure Springfield's voters would foot the bill
against the prospect of CU becoming a major regional provider with
the excess production. Let alone the fact that it's been what, 30
years since NRC approved an application for a reactor license?

There's no geographically convenient hydroelectric possibility.

That means a non-nuclear plant of some kind, or buying power on the
grid market.

I can understand why CU would want to produce their own, and why the
voters would want them to (everyone remembers the California crisis,
few remember that it was caused by the government requirement that
public utilities buy high-priced power within a short period of use
instead of bidding more than 30 days out when it was cheap).

I like wind, but I doubt if it's feasible on that scale yet.

Natural gas has had supply reliability problems that lend themselves
to wild price fluctuations in recent years.

Is the biomass market in the area sufficient to sustain a plant at
reasonable prices? Sounds like a speculative endeavor -- maybe give
the poultry industry a sweetheart deal for disposing of waste and
such, but I wouldn't bet the ranch on it.

What's your alternative to coal?


Res Publica Delenda Est

As an aside .. the west coast problems disappeared when Enron disappeared … it was because Enron was manipulating the market … not regulation … although California did something stupid by deregulating.


Coal – dirty, pollutes (carbon is most important), old technology, will have much pressure to capture CO2 emissions in the future which will eventually cost as much as the plant itself … so spending now is false economy … land use problems…

Hydro – where for new sources – maybe tides but that’s about all…

Geothermal – my cousin, David Blackwell, is the emeritus chair of the Geology Dept at SMU … this is one of his areas of interest
viewdepartment.asp#geology even he is not entheusiastic at this time … all sorts of problems, mostly with the highly corrosive nature of geothermal …. Hard on equipment and environment … need new materials first. Then there is the problem of where … there are only a few areas (out west) that are feasible…

Biomass – same problems as coal but appears to be better because it uses garbage, food crops, etc …

Wind – good only in some areas…

Natural Gas – OK for peak power turbines, but a bad idea to place yourself in the tender hands of those sharks for baseload power ….

Buying from the grid – OK idea, but CU hates it, they want to sell all their excess to the grid … and they have even now excess 300 days a year …. They don’t play well with the other children so other power companies really screw them when they go out to buy, don’t blame them. They need to repair their relationships…

Costs – by the time you add up the initial costs, the operating costs, the costs of future regs – nukes and coal are going to be pretty damn close. Putting a debt load of $750,000,000 (minimum) on a city of 150,000 is one hell of a load for a single purpose … it had better be done right or we are in for a real tax shock down the road.

They have somewhere around $200 million in their pocket … setting some of it aside for emergencies, that will make a great start on a consortium of suppliers to build a nuke.

As a note to Curbstone Critic readers: Almost all the current reactors in operation in the US are water moderated (slow neutron) reactors. Far better, are fast neutron reactors, using liquid sodium, magnesium, or even lead, as a coolent. These reactors use 90% of the fuel, opposed to 20%, and have by-products with half-lives measured in the hundreds of years, rather than the tens of thousands of years with slow neutron reactors, thereby minimizing the waste problems. There are drawbacks to these reactors, for instance: they require huge amounts of energy to start up, but on balance, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Dick-Dick Cheney

Yesterday was a bad day to get out of the secret, undisclosed location.

First, he gets roundly booed at the opening game for the Washington Nationals. Since he was on the field with a couple of wounded Iraq Vets, his office claimed that he was just taking the heat rather than the crowd booing them.

Then he delivered a pitch around about three inches of bulletproof vest, that could have been done better by any 8 year-old girl with a sugar high - low and away -just like his life. The wounded soldiers from Iraq wished they could have had that vest ....

And now the bloggers, who have come up with the information that he is a serial shooter. Harry was not the first one to get in the way of the veep-of-the-walking-dead's gun. Watch here for details as they become available.

In Springfield Monday, I was going to carry a sign outside the hotel where he was. But I couldn't borrow an orange vest.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Street Talk Podcast

The gang at Street Talk has turned out a gem.

100 years ago, Springfield, like any southern town had a population of one third blacks. Then, on the horrible Easter weekend of 1906 three innocent blacks were lynched by a mob on the public square.

Have the relations between the races improved since? Is there trust between the black and white communities? Why are there more hispanics and asians in Springfield than blacks?

Note the American flags, and what that emblem is supposed to stand for, flying high over the scene of the crime.

Here is who I know were involved in this production. I know there are more. Please add their names.

Ron Davis - CHATTER

Amy Sholtis - Snarling Marmot

DocLarry - who always remains mysterious - Lost Chord

Be sure to at least listen to the
podcast, and catch the broadcast on MediaCom Channel 15 Wed evening at 6:30. Check CHATTER for the time of the rebroadcasts.

Scooping the CHATTER-guy

Nothing gives me more pleasure than to get to a weird story before my pal does.

Cheeta is 74 years old today.

Who the hell is Cheeta, you say? A friend of Paris Hilton? The name of a drink at a bar during spring break? A nekkid dancer at a $2/beer high-life hangout?

A Cabinet Officer in the Bush Administration?

Nope to all. Cheeta is the chimp in the Tarzan movies way-many years ago. Now the oldest living chimp in captivity. Has diabetes, but in good shape.

That's what Jane can do for you too.

Smirk's Exit Stragerie for Iraq

Destroy the earth so Jeeeeeeeezzzzzzuuuuussss will come back.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Gross-Out Time

Since I worked in a hospital lab as a youth, very little can gross me out. At least not just from the description -- but these two cases come close. Read about them in today's Respectful Insolence.

The first inviolves a woman "caching" a pistol into the jail, survivng even a thorough pat-down by the matron.

Use your imagination.

The second involves some weed eater line and a guy with WAY too much time in his hands .... it's a little further down Orac's blog.

The pathologists at the hospital where I worked kept quite a collection of foreign objects recovered from ... er ... ahem ... various parts of the body. My favorite was an intact 100 watt light bulb - GE as I recall -a testament to a surgeon's skill if there ever was one.

I might suggest to Billy Long that now I have a way for him to "light up his life", so to speak.

How's this one for a post, CHATTERismisterist-guy? Think Anon will object?

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Kiss Hank's Ass

Watch it HERE.

Everyone who is reminded of the same businessmen/politicians/preachers around town while watching this can share beers at the next bloggers meetup.

Marc Perkel found this one.

Talk Radio - Fair and Balanced?

I am listening to Chuckle-nut Chuckies progrm and recording it right now -- and it's 20 minutes into the 2 hour program. So far I have heard one racist, calling himself "Jose" try to make a joke (listen to it HERE), and I am sure that that will be one of my clip picks ....

But a warning to Chuckie and radio KWTO.

My name has been mentioned twice already on this show, and not lovingly. Normally I would get a small laugh out of it. But they won't allow me to call in to defend myself or my good name.

Think I should contact a lawyer?

Have a leak on Bush

Sleep Safe Springfield

It's 1:50 AM on a Sunday morning. I have just watched no fewer than eight different Springfield Police cars pass by my house near the downtown area.

Let's call the downtown area 0.25 square miles. I guess that this is about 1/4th of the total number of cars to protect a city of 30 square miles. The other 29.75 square mile can go suck soda water if they need a cop.

But ... HEY! ... there are a lot of cuties in short skirts downtown on Saturday night. A cop just has to have some fun sometime doesn't he? It's almost as much fun as hassling the college kids.

Just to make things complete there is a County Sheriff's car roaming around looking for someone who has had a beer. Too bad they had to pull one out of a patrol in a little county town 20 miles away.

There ..... don't you feel safer now?

I am sure the crooks do.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

From Today

I'm wondering about the physical condition of that Capitol Cop, that McKinny assaulted. What are his injuries and did he require medical attention? Is he going to make it?

Bugs, good point. Reminds me of that traffic cop who claimed Zha Zha slapped him, back in the day.

The cop is like 6'2" and Zha Zha was in her 80s, and this cop is crying that Zha Zha kicked his ass? If some old lady kicked my ass, I'd bribe all witnesses to claim I won!

Commies, Athiests and Evolutionists

Listen to a caller to Chuckles-Chuckie and his response to having science in the schools today on shit-radio KWTO.

Chuckie utters a stupid - again

Chuckles Wooten, on snark-radio KWTO is on the air right now. I am of course, recording it to point out how stupid republicans can be. But before we get to todays clips, Wooter says he was in Jefferson City this week and the lege was all athunder about a helmet law for motorcyclists. This is while education and health care in the state needs attention -- but we gotta' get our priorities straight, right?

Woofie says that he objects to it because the proposal requires only people under 21 to wear a helmet ... he says that they can get brain-dead like the over-21s because they go to Iraq and fight for their country.

Er .... stupid ... you don't mind if I call you that, do you? In Iraq, that 18 year old wears a helmet.

More to come ... it's a wealth of clips this morning already and it's only 25 minutes into the 2 hour program. ... one racist joke attempt, ( listen to it HERE), and one landlord bragging about how he cheats on property taxes.

Friday, April 07, 2006

A Letter to Bush

Even though all the right-wing radio - including, I am sorry to say, my old pal Jim Bohannon, tried to deflect attention away from this by only talking about Rep. Cynthia McKinney on their shows. Some of us are not brain dead and understand the importance of what has happened.

*Waxman Has Questions For Bush on CIA Leak Case*
By Henry Waxman
Thursday 06 April 2006 Washington, D.C.

Yesterday in a letter to President Bush, Rep. Waxman asks for a full accounting of the President's and Vice President's actions in authorizing leaks of classified intelligence about Iraq, while at the same time concealing the President's knowledge of serious doubts about Iraq's pursuit of nuclear weapons. The text of the letter follows:

Thursday 06 April 2006
The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:
Two recent revelations raise grave new questions about whether you, the Vice President, and your top advisors have engaged in a systematic abuse of the national security classification process for political purposes. News accounts suggest that the White House both (1) leaked classified intelligence information to further its faulty case for war and (2) improperly concealed information regarding your personal knowledge of serious doubts about this intelligence. These actions appear to violate your own executive order on handling classified information and - according to a new memorandum by the Congressional Research Service - represent an unprecedented expansion of the Vice President's role in this process. I request a full accounting of White House actions and full declassification and disclosure of all documents bearing on these critical questions.

*Selective Declassification of NIE and Other Iraq Intelligence*
According to an article published today in the National Journal, the Vice President's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, claims that you - through Vice President Cheney - authorized him to leak to the press classified information from an October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate in order to blunt criticism from former Ambassador Joe Wilson about your improper use of intelligence in the run-up to war.

In testimony before the grand jury investigating the White House's leak of Valerie Plame Wilson's status as a covert CIA operative, Mr. Libby reportedly testified that "the Vice President had advised [Libby] that the President had authorized [Libby] to disclose relevant portions of the NIE."

Mr. Libby also reportedly testified that Vice President Cheney himself "authorized him to leak classified information to a number of journalists during the run-up to war with Iraq."

Both claims raise serious questions.

First, Mr. Libby's explanation that you authorized the leaks seems to contradict other facts. Mr. Libby claimed that he consulted David Addington, then counsel to the Vice President and now his chief of staff, who advised that your leak authorization "amounted to a declassification of the document." Yet according to the National Journal, "only three people - the President, the Vice President and [Libby] - knew that the key judgments of the NIE had been declassified." It is unclear why your leak authorization would have been concealed in this way if it was truly a declassification.

In addition, on July 18, 2003, some time after Mr. Libby leaked this classified information to reporters, your Administration formally declassified portions of the NIE for public release, suggesting that the information had not been declassified until that time. The claim that the Vice President himself declassified certain materials also raises concerns. According to a new memorandum by the Congressional Research Service, although the Vice President "appears to have some limited declassification authority," such as for information that he had classified originally, "it appears that the Vice President is not otherwise authorized to disclose or to direct or to approve the disclosure of security classified information to persons not authorized to receive it."

The CRS memo further indicates that there is no precedent for Vice President Cheney's alleged actions in authorizing the selective disclosure of classified information to journalists: [I]n reviewing the public record of published sources, no instance was found when, in the past, prior to the current administration, a Vice President authorized the disclosure of security classified information to journalists on a selective basis.

If Mr. Libby's testimony is accurate, there are serious unanswered questions about what authority Vice President Cheney was operating under when he directed his staff to leak this classified information.

*Improper Concealment of President's Knowledge of Intelligence Doubts*

At the same time White House officials were leaking classified information about the NIE and Ms. Plame's covert identity, they were apparently also abusing the classification process in an entirely different way - by keeping the public in the dark before the 2004 election regarding warnings you personally received about the veracity of claims that Saddam Hussein was developing nuclear weapons. Two additional articles in the National Journal allege that in October 2002, you received a classified "President's Summary" of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

According to these articles, this document warned you explicitly that experts at the Departments of Energy and State rejected the claim that aluminum tubes intercepted on their way to Iraq were part of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. As the National Journal states: The disclosure that Bush was informed of the DOE and State dissents is the first evidence that the president himself knew of the sharp debate within the government over the aluminum tubes during the time that he, Cheney, and other members of the Cabinet were citing the tubes as clear evidence of an Iraqi nuclear program.

These warnings were particularly critical because the aluminum tubes were one of two key pieces of supposed evidence put forth to support your claim that Saddam Hussein had reconstituted his nuclear weapons program (the other being the now-discredited claim that Iraq sought uranium from Niger). These warnings were also significant because they came directly from Energy Department officials who were subject matter experts on aluminum tubes. The allegations set forth in the National Journal articles contradict claims by your top advisors that you were not informed of these warnings. Then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, for example, was asked whether you knew that Energy and State Department officials had rejected the claim that the aluminum tubes were part of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. In response, she said: "Now, if there were any doubts about the underlying intelligence to that NIE, those doubts were not communicated to the president, to the vice president, or to me."

As the National Journal story states, "contrary to Rice's statement, the president was indeed informed of such doubts when he received the October 2002 President's Summary of the NIE."

Similarly, White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett suggested that you did not know of the dispute because you did not review the full NIE and "did not read footnotes in a 90-page document."

As the National Journal story explains, "[b]ecause the Bush administration was able to control what information would remain classified, however, reporters did not know that Bush had received the President's Summary."

The articles further report that the White House improperly concealed this President's Summary as part of a concerted effort to avoid damaging publicity prior to the 2004 election. According to the National Journal, "Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political advisor, cautioned other White House aides in the summer of 2003 that Bush's 2004 re-election prospects would be severely damaged if it was publicly disclosed that he had been personally warned that a key rationale for going to war had been challenged within the administration."

Mr. Rove's concern reportedly arose after a review of classified documents by Stephen Hadley, who was then Deputy National Security Advisor and has since been promoted to National Security Advisor. According to the articles, "Hadley was particularly concerned that the public might learn of a classified one-page summary of a National Intelligence Estimate, specifically written for Bush in October 2002."

His review concluded that President Bush "had been directly and repeatedly apprised of the deep rift within the intelligence community over whether Iraq wanted the high-strength aluminum tubes for a nuclear weapons program or for conventional weapons."

The articles make clear that national security concerns had little to do with the decision not to declassify the President's Summary. As the National Journal reported: "after reviewing the summary and realizing it would have disclosed presidential knowledge that INR and DOE had doubts about the tubes, senior Bush officials became preoccupied with ensuring that the text of the document remained classified."

The result was that "the White House's damage control was largely successful, because the public did not learn until after the 2004 elections the full extent of the president's knowledge. ... The most crucial information was kept under wraps until long after Bush's re-election."

If the allegations made in the National Journal articles are true, Mr. Rove, Mr. Hadley, and other White House officials may have violated Executive Order 12958 by keeping the President's Summary classified and withholding it from the public. The executive order provides that information may be classified only if its unauthorized disclosure "reasonably could be expected to cause damage to the national security."

It further requires that information "shall be declassified as soon as it no longer meets the standards for classification."

In the case of the aluminum tubes, the White House already declassified the fact that experts at the Departments of Energy and State rejected the claim that the tubes were part of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. This fact was declassified as part of the larger declassification effort relating to the October 2002 NIE. The only apparent difference between the NIE and the President's Summary is that the summary allegedly demonstrates that you were personally warned of this fact, contrary to the public proclamations by your staff. Any attempt to keep information classified for purely political purposes is not only against the law, but contrary to our democratic tradition of open government. The executive order is explicit on this point, stating categorically that "[i]n no case shall information be classified in order to ... conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administration error; [or] prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency."

Yet if the allegations outlined above are true, this is exactly what your advisors have done.


I have written to you and your advisors on several previous occasions regarding the failure of White House officials to comply with the executive order on safeguarding classified information.

In particular, I have asked repeatedly why you continue to allow your chief political advisor, Karl Rove, to retain a security clearance after he discussed Valerie Plame Wilson's identity as an undercover CIA operative with columnist Robert Novak, TIME reporter Matthew Cooper, and others not authorized to receive this classified information. To date, I have received no response.

The thrust of these new revelations is that you and your advisors at the White House have been engaged in a much wider and systemic effort to undermine and flout the classification provisions of your own executive order. On one hand, you and your advisors appear to have selectively released classified information in an attempt to support your case for war and blunt the criticisms of Ambassador Wilson. On the other hand, you and your advisors seem to have improperly concealed information indicating that you were warned that intelligence on Iraq's nuclear program was challenged by experts in your own Administration.

To address the new reports, I urge that you immediately provide a full accounting of your actions, as well as the actions of Vice President Cheney and other top White House advisors, relating to these claims.

I also request that you declassify the President's Summary of the October 2002 NIE and all other documents bearing on these issues. Only in this way will Congress and the American people understand whether you mishandled classified information for political purposes both before and after taking the nation to war.
Henry A. Waxman
Ranking Minority Member

The Bush-baby and the Plame Case

First, I take my hat off to Henry Taylor, who stood up and asked Bush yesterday if he wern't ashamed of what he has done. I will have a clip up, but the great thing is to watch the Chimp's body language on video. "KKKarl - how did this guy get into my tame audience. Find some dirt on him, quick, he made me look like a fool!"

Now, here is my question for the Smirk.

Mr. President. Since you claim that the release of Valerie Plame's name was legal, why did you go to so much trouble for two years to cover up the facts in the case? And then try to let Scoot-Scoot take the fall for you?

The above photo shows Harry Taylor giving hell to the pResident. Next to him is the Norman Rockwell painting "Truth to Power" Amazing how similar they are.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Bugman's Resignation

Listen to it HERE.

The commentator is my pal Mike Malloy, this program can be heard or streamed every night 9-12 Central Daylight Time, from Air America Radio.

This is really good and about 12 minutes long ... listen to all of it to hear the good parts.

Who Yahoo Personals! Picked for me

Age: 57

Active during the last 3 days

About Me

First Name:I'll tell you later

Gender:Woman seeking a Man

Marital Status:Divorced

Body Type:Slender

Height:5' 5"



Ethnicity:Caucasian (white)

Sense of Humor:Friendly, Clever / Quick Witted, Dry / Sarcastic

Social Setting:The life of the party, Social Butterfly, Side kick, Flirt

TV Watching:Dramas, Movies, Documentaries

Smoking:Doesn't smoke

Drinking:Drinks socially

Living Situation:Alone, With pets

Have Kids:No

Want (more) kids:No

Education:College Grad

Employment Status:Full-time

Occupation:Sales / Marketing

Income:I'll tell you later


Attend Services:Only on holidays

Political Views:I'll tell you later



Interests:Community Service, Dancing, Dining, Movies, Listening to Music, Outdoor Activities, Travel

In my own words
I am a healthcare professional and have a great compassion for people-all ages especially the elderly. I love my animals (have dogs/horses). I am honest, sincere, and a hopeless romantic. I do sincerely believe that communication with your partner is the key to any successful relationship. I live in the country and enjoy quiet times at home as well as a "night on the town." I love the Lake and boating-spend most weekends there in the Summer months. Just waiting for that special someone to "go cruisin'on the Lake with."

I guess if she likes the elderly, then maybe she should get in contact with Anna Nicole Smith, to meet some elderly that she would really like ... I wonder if my millions made in sheep and goat futures will qualify me?

Shoot, I'm not even a Department of Homeland Security Press Agent.

I wonder if she is zaftig?