Friday, November 07, 2003

Go here if you want to waste several hours... 

Church Sign Generator


Regime change begins at home... 

Another example of the win at all costs mentality of our current administration.

From the Washington Post:

The Bush White House, irritated by pesky questions from congressional Democrats about how the administration is using taxpayer money, has developed an efficient solution: It will not entertain any more questions from opposition lawmakers.


The director of the White House Office of Administration, Timothy A. Campen, sent an e-mail titled "congressional questions" to majority and minority staff on the House and Senate Appropriations panels. Expressing "the need to add a bit of structure to the Q&A process," he wrote: "Given the increase in the number and types of requests we are beginning to receive from the House and Senate, and in deference to the various committee chairmen and our desire to better coordinate these requests, I am asking that all requests for information and materials be coordinated through the committee chairmen and be put in writing from the committee."

He said this would limit "duplicate requests" and help answer questions "in a timely fashion."

It would also do another thing: prevent Democrats from getting questions answered without the blessing of the GOP committee chairmen.


Brookings Institution government scholar Thomas Mann said the Democrats have little ability to challenge the decision. "This is just one of many instances where Republicans have a legal basis for what they're doing, but it violates long-standing norms," he said. All the Democrats can do, he said, "is carp."

"Carping" is not all the Democrats can do. I'm afraid it is time for all out war in both houses of Congress. Parliamentarians, do your worst.


Thursday, November 06, 2003

Open Letter... 

Dear Wachowski Brothers,

You should have quit while you were ahead.

Your friend,



I'm so proud of my Alma Mater... 

From the Des Moines Register:

Iowa State University student leaders voted 21-9 Wednesday to grant funds to a student organization that teaches about bondage and other sexual fetishes.

The Government of the Student Body gave $94 to the group, called Cuffs. Leaders of Cuffs said they requested the money to promote the group and try to increase attendance at its meetings.


Cuffs dissolved last year, but members now are trying to resume their meetings.

Long said members keep their clothes on during demonstrations. "It's almost clinical," he said.

I'm sure attendance at those meetings would skyrocket if the clothes came off. Don't forget to offer free beer and pizza.


I told you she was a bitch... 

When Ann can't win an argument she just starts making shit up. Via Demagogue:

COULTER: And I'll give you an example of one where they did it with hatred in their hearts, but unfortunately, they did it accurate to history, and that was 'Patton.' That was intended to make Patton look terrible, but it was accurate to history and it made Patton look great and people loved him. And that's why they don't do it accurately any more.

MATTHEWS: You are dead wrong. Everybody loved 'Patton' from the first day it came out.

COULTER: But that isn't the way it was intended.

MATTHEWS: I was in the Peace Corps in Africa and everybody over there loved it when we got to see it. From the first day we loved it.

CORN: How could you not love that movie from the opening scene?

MATTHEWS: He's God-like. Ann, where do you get this malarkey from?

Everybody loved 'Patton.' How old were you, when 'Patton' came out. How old were you, two?

COULTER: I think you're misunderstanding.

MATTHEWS: No, I think you're wrong, Ann. I think everybody loved 'Patton.'

COULTER: Can I respond?

MATTHEWS: Who didn't like it?

COULTER: That is precisely my point, because it was made accurately.
But it was made, the people making it were intending to make Patton look bad.

MATTHEWS: Who did that?

COULTER: That is why George C. Scott turned down his Academy Award for playing Patton.

MATTHEWS: Who told you that? Who told you that?

COULTER: It's well known.

MATTHEWS: It's well known?

COULTER: Why do you think he didn't accept the award?

CORN: Why did he take the role? Why did he take the role, Ann, if he didn't want to do it?

COULTER: Why do you think he turned down the award, Chris? You never looked that up? It never occurred to you? 'I wonder why George C. Scott didn't accept his award.'

MATTHEWS: Because he said he wasn't going to a meat parade, because he didn't believe in award ceremonies because they're all about women wearing no clothes and showing off their bodies...

COULTER: By portraying Patton as negatively as possible, but by doing it accurately the American people loved it.

MATTHEWS: Facts mean nothing to you, Ann.

Why does anyone believe the bile that shoots out of this woman's mouth?


Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Please give them a round of applause... 

I'd like to thank blackjack pit #1 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino for generously donating $240 to my moving fund. You guys are the best.


Tuesday, November 04, 2003

"Oh, pick me teacher! I'm ever-so smart!"  

I ask you, what does the combination of boredom at your job, above average intelligence, a low tolerance for bullshit, zero relationship prospects and an impending 30th birthday mean to you? It's a classic recipe for a MID LIFE CRISIS. Welcome to my world, people. I'm quitting my job and leaving the god forsaken place I like to call Minnesota. Check in often for my rants on the Bush administration, conservative media icons, pop culture and the pathetic performance of the Iowa State athletic teams.