Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (C), whose son was killed serving as a U.S. serviceman in Iraq, is escorted by security personnel into the House of Representatives chamber for the State of the Union address by President Bush on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2006. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (L, blonde hair), whose son was killed serving as a U.S. serviceman in Iraq, is rushed out of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber by security personnel after arriving for the State of the Union address by U.S. President George W. Bush on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2006. There were unconfirmed reports that Sheehan had been arrested. REUTERS/Jason Reed

here you can see the T-SHIRT george is afraid of, on the woman george hides from
it's not a banner
it's a t-shirt with something true on it
like garlic to a vampire

cassandra found this on brad blog here- follow his coverage of Cindy Sheehan's arrest tonight

Cindy Sheehan was arrested inside the Capitol before the speech- she was an invited guest of Rep. Woolsey.

accounts are trickling in (updated at the bradblog link above) - did she have a banner she attempted to unfurl? (why would she do that before the speech started? seems unlikely) one account says she had a political message on her t-shirt

the message? the number of dead soldiers killed in this war. she had to add a number to it to keep it current

Bush's America.

The dome of the United States Capitol building is illuminated at twilight as the U.S. Congress and the nation await President George W. Bush's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 31, 2006. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

UPDATE: Arresting Cindy may backfire for the wingnuts. the arrest has become a big part of the State of Union coverage worldwide

Sen. Sheehan (D) CA?

UPDATE: It goes both ways.... kinda...

While Cindy was arrested, Beverly Young, the wife of 18-term Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young of Florida, was escorted out of the House for wearing a Support The Troops shirt... CNN has it here

Why wasn't she handcuffed?

And lastly (for now?) Cindy herself tells you What Really Happened

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


From the crazy left-wing bleeding-heart moonbat cut-and-runners at the ... Pentagon?

“Better body armor could have prevented or limited about 80 percent of fatal torso wounds suffered by Marines killed in Iraq, a report by U.S. military medical experts obtained on Friday said.”

Monday, January 09, 2006

Sorry, rightwinguts- he's all yours!

(I loved him as Toht in Raiders of the Lost Ark):

From MyDD:

More Media/GOP Mythology
Scott Shields

From an article on the Democratic plan to clean up Congress, from this morning's Roll Call (subscription only):

Ron Bonjean, spokesman for Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), said the latest Democratic move "sounds like a good show" but rings hollow since some Members have yet to return all of their Abramoff-linked contributions. In recent days, a string of Republicans, including Hastert and President Bush, have returned their contributions connected to Abramoff.
"Democrats lack an agenda -- they are keeping Jack Abramoff's money and at the same time they are throwing mud," Bonjean said.

No Democrat has taken any money from Jack Abramoff. Not one. To say that any Democrat is "keeping Jack Abramoff's money" is a lie, plain and simple. It would be one thing if it was a lie coming from a rightist squawking head like Michelle Malkin, but it's absolutely outrageous coming from the office of the Speaker of the House.

(the whole thing is here)

Howard Dean made it plain with Wolf Blitzer. Arbramoff is purely a pile of elephant dung- no donkey crap involved. Here it is via Crooks and Liars. Enjoy Blitzer's dumbfounded silence before his sputtering sign-off.

BLITZER: Should Democrats who took money from Jack Abramoff, who has now pleaded guilty to bribery charges, among other charges, a Republican lobbyist in Washington, should the Democrat who took money from him give that money to charity or give it back?

DEAN: There are no Democrats who took money from Jack Abramoff, not one, not one single Democrat. Every person named in this scandal is a Republican. Every person under investigation is a Republican. Every person indicted is a Republican. This is a Republican finance scandal. There is no evidence that Jack Abramoff ever gave any Democrat any money. And we've looked through all of those FEC reports to make sure that's true.

BLITZER: But through various Abramoff-related organizations and outfits, a bunch of Democrats did take money that presumably originated with Jack Abramoff.

DEAN: That's not true either. There's no evidence for that either. There is no evidence...

BLITZER: What about Senator Byron Dorgan?

DEAN: Senator Byron Dorgan and some others took money from Indian tribes. They're not agents of Jack Abramoff. There's no evidence that I've seen that Jack Abramoff directed any contributions to Democrats. I know the Republican National Committee would like to get the Democrats involved in this. They're scared. They should be scared. They haven't told the truth. They have misled the American people. And now it appears they're stealing from Indian tribes. The Democrats are not involved in this.

BLITZER: Unfortunately Mr. Chairman, we got to leave it right there. Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic Party, always speaking out bluntly, candidly. Appreciate your joining us on "Late Edition."

DEAN: Thanks, Wolf. Safe flight back.

BLITZER: Thank you very much.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

apoplectic apocalypsist's ellipses

once again my prescience haunts me...

back in november i bitched, yet again, about the worthlessness of gas-guzzling, earth-raping, child-maiming SUVs and paused to wonder if the reason their popularity continues to grow despite their dangers is because they will eventually become our homes.

well looky looky:

"It's the GM 'Pad,' a combination car and loft apartment. ...General Motors calls the GMC PAD 'an urban loft with mobility.' It was the company's entry in the Design Challenge Award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a competition encouraging automakers to build a vehicle that adapts best to the frenetic world of southern California."

it's all tongue in cheek, i think, i hope, but isn't the fucking hummer the worst joke you can imagine? and not only is it real, but you can get the rest of us to subsidize one for ya!

and just in case you've forgotten ... wait ... what was it i was going to remind you of? ... wait... oh, yeah... there happens to be a war on. that's it. and yesterday at the auto show there were some brave folks who climbed in some of those hummers and shouted "hummers aren't worth buying when soldiers in iraq are dying!" and held signs that said "real soldiers are dying in their hummers so you can play in yours" and "hybrids not hummers."

now i only know this because i talked to a friend who is a gold star aunt who was there and told me things got kinda rough. i can't find any media about it though. it's so much cuuuuuter to cover a future with all of us losers who aren't part of the ownership society moving into our new "pads!"

HA HA HA Ha Ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Letterman tore O'Reilly a New One

Did you see Letterman last night?

Broadcast excellence.

Read about it here at TV Squad

Better yet, watch it here thanks to Crooks and Liars:

"Bill joined David last night on the Late Show and found that Letterman wasn't buying his phony war on Christmas deal. David also wasn't happy about his attacking Cindy Sheehan, the Iraq war and a lot of what Bill has to say in general.

Video-WMP Video-QT (I will put up a longer clip later)

Before O'Reilly says something negative about Letterman, he should be reminded what Bill said about David in the past:

"Mr. Letterman is a smart guy who can spot a phony with telescopic accuracy and expects his guests to bring something to the table. If a guest begins to sink on this show, the bottom is a long way down."

I guess Bill has a long way to climb up."

UPDATE: Media Matters has a fact check on the Letterman appearance. Turns out O'Reilly is still spreading lies about that "secularized" version of Silent Night he read- the version that comes from a Christmas play written by the choirmaster at Ronald Reagan's fucking church!

ooo I said fucking church

that's ok, like I've said a gazillion times- JESUS CAN TAKE IT!

And the King of Peace (!) certainly doesn't need help from a Bill O'Reilly for anything.

Sidenote- after watching Letterman pants Billy, we switched over to Jimmy Kimmel, whose guest was Al Sharpton. Kimmel asked Sharpton how his Christmas was, and Sharpton told him he had a nice time at a shelter helping to feed the hungry on Christmas Day, because he feels that since it's Christ's birthday, we should give Him a gift...

That's a great idea. But of course to Right-wingers the second they read "Al Sharpton" they stopped reading, no doubt.