Monday, March 27, 2006


See Andy's essay on "bookfat." Which I suspect is a cousin to blogfat . . .not that I would know first-hand.

He ain't no nice guy after all

Tsk, tsk, for shame, Senator Graham.

My audition for the Washington Post right wing blogger position

Last week was a tragic one for the blogosphere. Young patriot Ben Domenech was forced to resign his new job at the Washington Post by the unhinged deranged America-hating terrorist-loving insurgent-appeasing latte-swilling hairy-pitted lesbian feminist moonbat leftard hordes of The Left, and their vicious ad hominem attacks. Oh, and by their relentless Googling of his past writings and their accusations of plagiarism, which are patently false. Not only is Ben innocent of plagiarizing, his youthful writings were so precociously brilliant that they inspired writings that had already been written by more experienced authors.

Proving once again that they will stop at nothing to bring a patriot down, the bile-spewing running dogs of The Left actually stooped so low as to actually produce examples of Ben's own vicious personal attacks on others in a pathetic attempt to show that he engages in vicious personal attacks on others. Clearly, the vicious personal attacks of The Left know no bounds, as shown by the innumerable posts by the Jane Hamshers of The Left accusing Ben of engaging in sexual congress with his maiden aunt and a parakeet.

When you strip away the vicious sexual smears against Ben, what is left? Only some charges of plagiarism and lying about said plagiarism and bearing false witness against his college newspaper editor and some nasty personal attacks and falsely calling Coretta Scott King a communist. The Lord should be so kind that this would be the worst said of me at 19, or 22, or 23, or last month.

They are laughing now, the dogs of The Left. Let them laugh, for the joke will be on them when we who support all that is good and right and true and decent rise up and behead one of Theirs and put his head on a pike with blood spewing everywhere. Metaphorically speaking of course.

I'm sensing a trend here

Via Kevin Drum, Congress is moving towards barring states from making it easier for consumers to protect their credit ratings.

And via USA Today, Congress is moving towards barring states from making food safer for consumers.

Who was it who said: "I don't trust the federal government. Do you?"

I guess as long as corporations are guiding the federal government's hand, we can all sit back and relax.

Announcing the Barbara Bush Humanitarian of the Week Award

The Barbara Bush Humanitarian of the Week Awards were temporarily suspended due to lack of, er, funding.

But they're back now! This week's winner: South Carolina Lexington 1 School District:

Students in one Lexington County school district whose parents let their school lunch debts go unpaid will be handed a lunch of saltine crackers and a 4-ounce juice box next fall.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A bad day at work

Freudian slips are hell:

A radio personality at 550 KTRS was fired on the spot this morning after using the word “coon” on the air in a conversation about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Dave Lenihan was dismissed after what he called an inadvertent slip of the tongue. Within 20 minutes, station CEO Tim Dorsey apologized on the air to listeners and announced that Lenihan, who had been with the station for less than two weeks, had been let go.

“I don’t know what was in Mr. Lenihan’s mind,” Dorsey said in an interview. “I know what I heard. I know it was reprehensible.”

Lenihan’s comment was made during a discussion about Rice’s credentials to become commissioner of the National Football League, a topic that has been fodder for sports talk radio since the current commissioner announced he would retire later this year.

Lenihan was listing what assets Rice could bring to the league, including her tenure as a top academic officer at Stanford University and the fact that she is African-American.

“She’s just got a patent resume, of somebody that’s got such serious skill,” Linehan said on the air. “She loves football, she’s African-American, which would kind of be a big coon, a big coon – oh my God, I am totally, totally, totally, totally, totally sorry for that, OK? I didn’t mean that. That was just a slip of the tongue.” Lenihan later said he meant to use the word "coup."


To his credit, the guy seems genuinely remorseful:

Reached at home, Lenihan said he was still trying to figure out what happened, and was drafting a letter of apology to Rice.

"I was trying to say 'quite a coup' but it came out 'coon,"' he said. "I caught myself and apologized. It wasn't anything I was meaning to say. I never use that word.

"I think she's a fantastic woman. I was even talking about if she ran for president, I'd work on her campaign."

If she ran for NFL Commissioner, I'd work on that campaign. I for one strongly support Condi Rice for NFL Commissioner. Certainly she could do less harm in that post than she did as National Security Advisor - we wouldn't have to worry about vital national security documents gathering dust on her desk under a Saks catalogue and a Chinese takeout menu. In that light, I guess her promotion to Secretary of State was good for the country - less chance of that kind of thing. But still, I'd feel safer if she were ensconced at the NFL.

Greg Marmalard has a blog

Check out the Washingtonpost.com's new parody right-wing blog. The Onion better watch its back.

Because politics is boring

Ten worst album covers of all time.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Someone's going to bed without supper

Alas, I missed Bush's press conference today. But I heard he said "they told me what to say." Maybe not as sinister as it sounds, but following his comment yesterday that he was "very careful" not to say Saddam Hussein ordered the 9/11 attacks (as Keith Olbermann suggested, that makes it sound as if he was trying really really hard to do all he could to tie Hussein to 9/11 while retaining deniability - don't believe it? shoot, watch the video for yourself), you gotta wonder.*

Anyway. His handlers can't have been too pleased. I'll bet he got a good talking-to after the press conference:

KAREN HUGHES [sternly]: "George! What did we tell you not to say?!"

DUBYA [shuffling feet on carpet, mumbling]: "Um . . . you said . . . Be sincere?"

KH: "NO! I mean, yes, we said that, but what did we tell you NOT to say? "

DUBYA: "Stay the course, stand up when the Iraqis stand down . . . I mean . . . fighting them here so we don't hafta . . . I mean, fight them there . . . resolve? . . . freedom . . .? [bursts into tears]"

KH [in gentler tone]: "No, George, we told you TO say those things. But we specifically told you NOT to say that we were telling you what to say. Understand?"

DUBYA [brightly]: "Yeah! I'm s'posed to say you told me not say you told me what to say!"

KH: "Never mind. Go take your nap."

*Update: See busybusybusy for more on "very careful"


Sunday, March 19, 2006

While I was out

Julian B, of Out of the Blue fame, started a fab new pictorial blog.

Update: Damn, and Grace (of Scriptoids) started a new blog, too! Bejus, ladies, slow down, I can't keep up . . .

Normal blogging, such as it is

to resume next week.

I'd tell you what's been going on, but, well, I'm not ready for that. And this ain't really that kind of blog. Suffice to say it hasn't been a good year so far.

But it will get better, 'cause it has to.


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