Friday, June 20, 2008

Stasi Hoyer; man in the middle 

Ahoy ahoy!, General Directorate for Technical Operations of the Securitate, Rep. "Stasi" Hoyer, man in the middle, speaking... how may I be of bipartisan assistance?

Glenn Greenwald: What Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Fred Hiatt Mean by ‘Bipartisanship’

June 19, 2008
Chris Dodd:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) today made the following statement in response to the compromise reached on the legislation that would reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA):

“I cannot support the so-called ‘compromise’ legislation announced today. This bill would not hold the telecommunications companies that participated in the President’s warrantless wiretapping program accountable for their actions. Instead, it would simply offer retroactive immunity by another name.

“As I have said time and time again, the President should not be above the rule of law, nor should the telecommunications companies who supported his quest to spy on American citizens. I remain strongly opposed to this deeply flawed bill, and I urge my colleagues in Congress to join me in supporting American’s civil liberties by rejecting this measure.”


First Day of Summer 

Mario Sanchez, Watermelons, 15 cents - Key West FL, circa 1950.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Larry Sinclair's Big Night Out On The Town 

Sideshow Larry Sinclair arrested following his seedy freakshow perfomance at the National Press Club.

Reason Magazine:
More Fun in Obamaconspiracyville: In Which Larry Sinclair Gets Arrested
David Weigel | June 18, 2008, 6:41pm

I blogged a few weeks back about a convicted criminal, Larry Sinclair, who'd been begging the media to cover his wild allegations about Barack Obama. Today Sinclair trotted into the National Press Club to air the allegations before what can literally be described as an audience of international press, and can more accurately be described as an amused bunch of people taking in a circus act.

It had been a difficult morning for Sinclair. The Politico's Ben Smith published a short feature on Sinclair's 27-year criminal record of fraud and petty crimes; Greta Van Susteren linked the story, and told viewers/readers why she has ignored him. "While the internet is a great communication and educational tool, it is also viral when it comes to smearing people," she wrote, prompting commenters to call her a cover-up artist and an agent of Barack Obama.


The second Sinclair stopped taking questions, he fled the room and reporters were denied access to anyone but Sibley. I was a little disappointed until I heard the reason. Larry Sinclair was arrested after the press conference and is being held by the Washington, D.C. metropolitan police. He's been charged as a fugitive from justice; one of his warrants can be seen here.

UPDATE: More details here.

Blogger News Network:
Speculation is that the arrest stemmed from a Delaware warrant, although there is also an outstanding felony warrant out for Sinclair from the Pueblo County (CO) Sheriff’s Department.

Maybe Agent Flowbee will bust him out and they'll hook up with Taylor Marsh and all three of them will flee across the country in a 1974 Puma GTB; cashing bad checks and stealing hair dye products from all night drug stores. It'll be the romantic outlaw loser car chase blockbuster date movie hit of the summer: Two Dirty Larry's and a Crazy Morass.

I won't spoil the ending, but, it involves a crossing and a speeding train.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Diseased and Depraved: The "Conservative" Bowel Movement... 

snacks on its own excrement.

Texas state GOP convention knick knack shop: TPM

"Will we still call it the White House?"

Well, no, stupid. It'll be renamed the Plantation House. And every morning at 5:30 AM all lilly white Republicans will report to the big gate at the end of the turnround where they will be checked for head lice and scrumpox and ultimately consecrated by time into thralldom. And then it will be off to the National Mall to pick polyester until the sun goes down.


Idiot wind radio bunghole Michael Reagan advocates murdering year old children (because he is afraid of them):
"...you know what I'd get them for a first birthday... I'd put a grenade up their butts and light it. Happy birthday baby, bye bye."

Mr tough guy.

Video/Audio via this daily kos diary.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Assholiated Press 


Who put the ass in the Associated Press?

Hey, maybe this guy (SEE: Fair Use And The Associated Press):
Jim Kennedy, VP and Director of Strategy for AP,...

If I were Mr. Jimbo Kennedy, AP/VP/of Strategeree, I'd take my Director Ship and sail it back to whatever happy harbor it came from before it sinks to the bottom of the Information River like some kind of leaky hopper barge.

So, fuck the AP and the ass windy yawl they sailed in on. Why should anyone link to the Associated Press anyway? What makes the AP some kind of credible source of information in the first place? Huh? Why, because they are some big shot company with a lot of employees? That somehow makes them credible? Yeah, well... Enron was a big shot company with a lot of employees too. Many of whom were liars and swindlers and criminals. And look where they are now.

And you can quote me on that as long as you pay for it first.

UPDATE - Followup: Atrios/Eschaton alt.sexy.associated.pressgoats.


“I am aware of all internet spirits.” ~ anonymous vanderloon

More on the AP idiots (Kos):
The dinosaurs at the AP think they know what the "spirit of the internet" is, and they claim it has nothing to do with copying pieces of information from other sources for purposes of criticism, education, or parody.

David Ardia at PBS' MediaShift Idea Lab examines the AP's claims and finds them legally lacking. They are. Without a doubt. Which is why I feel comfortable taunting them at the top of this page.

The AP started this off with legal threats and lawyerly nastygrams. While not "destructive hyperbole," it was, you know, "destructive." As in, we're going to sue you and take your bank account. That's a bit more nasty than, you know, calling them goatblowers. People who lack legal teams are responding the way they can, by ratcheting up the rhetoric.


Flowbee Johnson's Blown Gasket Grudgeyard USA! 


(click on picture for bigger picture or...)

See Booman Tribune for more details.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Random Observations and weekend TV Stuff 

3 Tim Russert.

No, not really. It's actually a photo of Smiley Burnette:


Wiki link "Lester Alvin (Smiley) Burnette (March 18, 1911 – February 16, 1967), an American singer-songwriter who could play as many as 100 different musical instruments, was a successful comedy actor in Western films over three decades."


Tim Russert always reminded me of that photo of Smiley Burnette. Doesn't mean anything, I just thought I'd mention it. (updated:)

He was a boy of summer. He met his wife on a summer day. His son was born in summer. And so it is that we blow him a kiss goodbye on a soft summer evening, this sweetheart of a man who always left us smiling.

~ Mike Barnicle
[Kennedy Center memorial service for Tim Russert, June 18, 2008]


Give golf a chance

3 Rocco Mediate at the US Open. (AP photo).

Visit TBogg.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ye Old Wind Vane McCain 

The spinning cockalorum crows...

Frank Rich reminds us (NYTimes):
TEN years ago John McCain had to apologize for regaling a Republican audience with a crude sexual joke about Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and Janet Reno. Last year he had to explain why he didn’t so much as flinch when a supporter asked him on camera, “How do we beat the bitch?” But these days Mr. McCain just loves the women.

any way the wind blows.


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