Thursday, December 28, 2006

Most Outrageous Right Wing Comments of 2006

The wankery of the right. There's a whole raft of jerks in this article that need a good bitch slappin'.

CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck to Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, D-Minn.: "OK. No offense, and I know Muslims. I like Muslims. … With that being said, you are a Democrat. You are saying, 'Let's cut and run.' And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " [11/14/06]

George the Bibliophile

George Bush, long noted as an avid reader (hey, his wife is a librarian), has recently finished reading King Leopold's Ghost (We haved to take his word for this but what reason would the President of the United States have to lie?).

Author of said book, Adam Hochschild, has a few questions to put to the Prez.

First, the long effort by King Leopold II of Belgium to bring the Congo under his control was driven by his avid quest for a commodity central to industry and transportation: rubber. Does that remind you of anything? Oil, perhaps?
What's more, the king justified his grab for the Congo's natural resources with much talk about bringing philanthropy and Christianity to darkest Africa. Now what did that remind you of? Democracy to Iraq?
Leopold cleared at least $US1.1 billion ($A1.4 billion) in today's dollars during the 23 years he controlled the Congo, and his business friends made additional huge sums. Much of the money flowed into companies with special royal concession rights to exploit the rain forest.
Final question, for extra credit: Do those companies remind you of anything? If you mentioned Halliburton or DynCorp, you're right again.

Go ahead, read the whole thing.

Say, Homer, do you like nachos?

“Jerry Ford is so dumb that he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.”
Lyndon B. Johnson

US President George Bush and his top advisers made a "big mistake" in their justification for invading Iraq, Gerald Ford told journalist Bob Woodward in an interview embargoed until after the former president's death......

......"I don't think, if I had been president, on the basis of the facts as I saw them publicly, I don't think I would have ordered the Iraq war," Ford said......

......Ford "very strongly" disagreed with the justification for the 2003
invasion of Iraq advocated and carried out by key Bush advisers and veterans of his own administration - Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld......

......"Rumsfeld and Cheney and the president made a big mistake in
justifying going into the war in Iraq......"

Hmmmm...? Mebbe Jerry weren't so dumb after all.

Jerry's Dead!

Jerry Ford is dead. He was, by most accounts, a nice guy but even nice guys can make fucked-up choices. This pic shows Jerry hard at work with two guys who, unfortunately for Jerry, will be remembered as part of his legacy.

Can you recognize these chaps? Click the link and see if you guessed right.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Your 'Do You Want the Terrorists to Win' Score: 98%

You are a terrorist-loving, Bush-bashing, "blame America first"-crowd traitor. You are in league with evil-doers who hate our freedoms. By all counts you are a liberal, and as such cleary desire the terrorists to succeed and impose their harsh theocratic restrictions on us all. You are fit to be hung for treason! Luckily George Bush is tapping your internet connection and is now aware of your thought-crime. Have a nice day.... in Guantanamo!

Do You Want the Terrorists to Win?
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I'm disappointed I only got 98%