Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'll Play

I'm happy to help spread the meme: Republicans Are The Party That Wrecked America.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

They Live

K and I were looking at the section of our yard that we've decided to let become a mushroom patch, and which previously hosted a small colony of chanterelles until a horrible hard-raking debacle courtesy of K's wanting-to-be-helpful father (who really is incredibly helpful) a couple of years ago. Today we were lamenting the demise of the chanterelles when K spotted this:

Cue chorus of "Hallelujah".

Friday, September 12, 2008

But it won't matter...

So, Sarah Palin doesn't appear to know what the Bush Doctrine is. The fact that she embodies its application in her willingness to kick some Russian ass is all that the mouth breathers need to know.

Bonus: shorter video Palin:

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


A standard knock against corporate media coverage of elections is that it resembles nothing so much as sports broadcasting--empty storylines about strategy (can USC stop the run? Can the Republican 9/11 machine dupe voters yet again?) , but nothing of substance. CNN literally cops with this graphic:

Seriously, it alternates between 'BALLOT BOWL '08' and 'CNN= POLITICS'. You can watch it here.

ADDING: Exhibit B: " In the heat of a campaign, operatives will pounce on any misstep and play to the referees over any arguable foul."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Worth Less Human Beings

The AP's Seth Borenstein reports that the EPA has de-valued the worth of a human life by nearly $1 million over the last five years, effectively lowering the cost benefit of environmental regulations.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Good On Ya

Let's raise a glass to L.F. Eason III, the (now former) director of the N.C. Standards Laboratory, who defied Gov. Mike Easley's directive to lower flags at state buildings to half-mast in honor of the odious Jesse Helms. Given the choice of complying or resigning, Eason chose the latter.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Jesus H. Christ

Cross at WTC

“We are all anxious for some type of God’s presence,” said the Rev. Brian Jordan, who dedicated it.

While not exactly the virgin Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich, it's miraculous, really. I'm glad they're finding it a good, permanent home. What else could a bit of WTC rubble consisting of two beams connected at right angles possibly mean except a message from our team's god?

So, why aren't the pious asking why, if God bothered to leave his calling card at ground zero, couldn't he have, you know, come by a little earlier? Why is this "cross" a symbol of his loving presence and not his malevolence?