Tuesday, September 06, 2011

They'll have to be put down Timmy.

From the "Timmy, Lassie was rabid so I had to shoot her " Files:

Chicken Chokers

Cheney's Memoir: Where's the Liberal Spin?

"If this book were read by an intelligent person who spent the past 10 years on, say, Mars, she would have no idea that Dick Cheney was the Vice President in one of the most hapless American administrations of modern times....We've now had three self-serving memoirs from the past administration.... Future historians who have the stomach to try to figure out what happened under our 43rd President will be frustrated by all three books, because none of them wrestles with the enormous issues raised by this pugnacious administration and the world-changing messes it left for its successors to clean up."

— Washington Post associate editor Robert Kaiser in an August 30 review of Cheney's just-released In My Time.

If Only Bush Had Called Domino's

“We talked to Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark. This is a tweet he sent out last night, yes, on Saturday: ‘Heading on a pizza run. I’m going to deliver 10 pizzas to those staying in our shelter at JFK.’ So, I mean, you have the contrast, Michael Eric Dyson, between President Bush regretting he had a flyover of the storm zone [after Hurricane Katrina] and Mayor Booker personally delivering pizzas.”
— David Gregory talking about Hurricane Irene on NBC’s Meet the Press, August 28.

  Notable Quoteables

Evacuating DC

Evacuating Washington D.C.
(No, Not In The Good Way)

Not that anyone needs reminding about how incompetentl and corrupt  DC's government has been since 1973, but what the hell. 


TODAY'S Killer Turd - Robert Gates
Turds So Big That People Die Passing Them

Gates: Israel an ungrateful ally

Giant TurdFormer US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that his policies were ungrateful towards the US and were isolating Israel on a global level.

Gates’ harsh words were said during a meeting of the National Security Council Principals Committee, Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldber reported Tuesday.

Gates believes Netanyahu’s government has offered the Obama administration “nothing in return” for its generous security aid, which includes access to top-quality weapons, assistance in developing missile-defense systems and high-level intelligence sharing.

The former defense secretary said that not only is Netanyahu ungrateful, but his polices were “endangering his country by refusing to grapple with Israel’s growing isolation and with the demographic challenges it faces if it keeps control of the West Bank.”

"Israel’s growing isolation ...;" is more than anything the product of the Obama administration aligning itself with Islam, and against them.  Yes, Europe was well on the road to anti-Israel politics before Hussein Obama arrived, but that's because they're a cowardly people who, in the face of the Muslim takeover of their nations,   behave like Europeans always do in the face of threats - Chamberlain them.  Obama on the other hand  is himself bent on Muslimfying the US.  All evidence points to it. Gates is just another in a string of Democrat pet military men without honor. 

Robert Redford is Confused


MATT LAUER- Investigate Cheney

 "Do you think there's media bias?" WTF

Trading a piece of crap for TOP GEAR?

Hobson's Choice

Hoping they can add series 1-8 and 13-16, love the show but dont like watching the same episodes over and over ...  Sample comment on Net Flix Top Gear page.

The last BBC Top Gear  episode I watched ended with the promise ..  "we'll be back on Boxer Day ..."  They were not.  When I clicked "Next Episode" I was taken to year 2, episode 1 (Year one has never been syndicated for some reason).  I've previously expressed my great delight at being able to watch these reruns, but it's more than that.  After watching 116 episodes, I will say that it's the most entertaining thing I've ever watched.  It's the greatest book I ever read.  It's the (second best) sex I've ever had.  It made me love the UK.  So, I've been stewing over this, trying to find an alternate source but no!  It seems the US has been blocked from watching further episodes. I think I figured out why.

The BBC has been franchising Top Gear (Germany, for one),  and now the US.  I'm betting that as part of the agreement, the BBC agreed to take new episodes of the original off the market.  If I'm correct,  in exchange for a cultural jewel we get Hobson's choice.  What rubbish. 

Have any of you found a way around the embargo?

It's Not The Edonomy Stupid?

“It’s NOT about the economy, Stupid.” - Barry O

Let's Double Down with Obama!

Bill Clinton* was elected president on a simple slogan: “It’s the economy, Stupid.” The message was posted on the wall in the campaign headquarters in Little Rock. No one was allowed to be stupid enough to question or forget what the campaign was about. The rest is history.
Barack Obama and his wise men are still casting about for a winning theme for 2012. The best anyone has come up with is, “It’s NOT about the economy, Stupid.” [Wes Pruden]


*FWIW, The truth is that it was not until 1995 (after GOP takeover of Congress by the way) that Clinton economic growth exceeded 4th quarter 1992 (which he called the worst economy in 50 years). 

Happy Tree Friends

What Reagan Was Talking About
'Hi, I'm from the government and I'm here to help. ...

Chris called  this "A kind of real life Itchy and Scratchy."  His and my descriptions are not mutually exclusive however.  Anyway, great fun if you have a twisted sense of humor.