Crazy as a Monkey House Shit-Fight

Another fucking deep thinker from the anti-woman/War on Fucking crowd. Holy shit. I was in the car yesterday, taking care of some errands and such. When driving, I occasionally listen to Crazy Christian Radio. I know, I know. I need professional help. At any rate, ona show called “Crosstalk” (Warning! Crazy Christian link! Oh, and get it? Crosstalk? har har) yesterday, I got to hear one Mark Crutcher, a bed-shittingly insane anti-woman activist. If you’re so inclined, you can find links to his crazy online shitshow (Life Dynamics) from the “Crosstalk” link. Now, obviously, most of the War on Fucking/War … Continue reading Crazy as a Monkey House Shit-Fight

Wingnuts For The Fail

The Freepi froth over thisstory from the Daily Mail: Washington is laid to waste. The Capitol is a blackened, smoking ruin. The White House has been razed. Countless thousands are dead. This is the apocalyptic scene terrorists hope to create if they ever get their hands on a nuclear bomb. The computer-generated image below was posted on an Islamic extremists’ website yesterday. Most of the Freepi lose their minds: And Obama wants to talk to this guys. We should post similar pictures of Mecca, Tehran, Damascus, etc. And let them know that we don’t exactly care who does it, those … Continue reading Wingnuts For The Fail

Today On Holden’s Obsession With The Gaggle

TheWhite House Wants To Keep Little Scottie Out Of The Witness Chair

Q Congressman Wexler has called on Scott McClellan to testify before Congress, and Congressman Conyers says that he has directed his committee staff to reach out to Mr. McClellan to make arrangements for him to talk to the committee. Does the White House have any objection to this kind of conversation?

MS. PERINO: I checked on it for you. The White House Counsel’s Office takes these things when we have a formal request. We don’t have a formal request yet. When we get one, that’s when we look at the request, weigh it fully — as we do with all the others — and it’s just not a decision that we would make prior to getting a formal request.

Q Could the White House block him from testifying if he wanted to testify? Or how does that work?

MS. PERINO: Conceivably?

Q Yes.

MS. PERINO: Hypothetically — which I’m not supposed to answer hypotheticals — (laughter) — yes, I think so. The law would allow for that, but by saying that I’m not suggesting that that’s what would happen or not happen.

Three Shakespeares, No McClellans

Q Has President Bush read this — read McClellan’s book or does he have any intention to, to sort of find out what this is all about?

MS. PERINO: Well, he’s been regularly briefed. I think he’s read a lot of the articles about it, but I don’t anticipate — he may or may not read the book. I don’t know, we haven’t talked about that.

Q You haven’t bought it for him?


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Have You Seen Me?

If seen, please contact the proper authorities. What did happen to this dumb-ass three-level terror alert system, anyway? Yes, I know that, technically, there are five levels, but if you never use two, then you effectively have a three-level system.  We haven’t heard anything about this dipshittery since the last election cycle. Somehow, I think we may become reacquainted with this bad idea in the near future. Whaddya think? Continue reading Have You Seen Me?

Fischer-Price’s My First Ferret, or, How Athenae Learned To Love Chaos

I wanted a rabbit, first of all. I’d lived with someone who had one, delightful little fuzzball as playful as a cat and snuggly and friendly. So after Mr. Athenae and I moved into a pet-friendly apartment, I pushed for a bunny. We went to a pet show, intending to look at bunnies. And as I headed toward the bunny table, I turned my head and noticed Mr. Athenae entranced by another booth, run by a ferret shelter. Somebody had handed him a little squirrel and he was letting it clamber all over him, looking delighted. A debate was born. … Continue reading Fischer-Price’s My First Ferret, or, How Athenae Learned To Love Chaos

As Part of International Suck Week

I bring you today’s edition ofWhat Sadly, No said. This comment particularly: Their excuse is stupid. There’s not enough room for bloggers? Just give bloggers whatever seats are available, even if it’s just a desk number in a trailer outside the hall with CNN monitors, wifi, and AC. They should invite bloggers from around the world. Set up a Persian blog section, group the blogs by region, invite Colbert to visit the blogger ghetto. Hire some translators. Give’em all free samwitches and set up a giant tray of cocktail wieners. There’s room for hundreds of bloggers and it’s way cheaper … Continue reading As Part of International Suck Week

“Hogwash. Hogwash! HOGWASH”

That from theMcClatchey reporters who seem to have had it with Scottie, the Bushies and fellow so called journalists. And rightly so… Second, we find it a wee bit preposterous — and we are being diplomatic here — that a man who slavishly – no, robotically! — defended President Bush’s policies in Iraq and elsewhere is trying to “set the record straight” (and sell a few books) five years and more after the invasion, with U.S. troops still bravely fighting and dying to stabilize that country. But the responses to McClellan from the Bush administration and media bigwigs, history-bending as … Continue reading “Hogwash. Hogwash! HOGWASH”

Conduct Unbecoming

Headdesk. (link fixed) No word on the death penalty. Or war. Or the continued and obvious screwing of the meek, the poor, the powerless. No word on whether it’s okay to take communion while you spew bigotry and call for the extermination of your political enemies. No word on any of that. But the widdle babies, we can get all gooshy over that without any ambiguity. You know, it’s not like I don’t know my childhood church has problems. It’s not like I haven’t read about the Vatican and Hitler and all of that. It’s not like I think anything … Continue reading Conduct Unbecoming


Oy. FALLUJAH, Iraq — At the western entrance to the Iraqi city of Fallujah Tuesday, Muamar Anad handed his residence badge to the U.S. Marines guarding the city. They checked to be sure that he was a city resident, and when they were done, Anad said, a Marine slipped a coin out of his pocket and put it in his hand. Out of fear, he accepted it, Anad said. When he was inside the city, the college student said, he looked at one side of the coin. “Where will you spend eternity?” it asked. He flipped it over, and on … Continue reading Crusade

Today On Holden’s Obsession With The Gaggle

PutImpeachment Back On The Table Q Dana, I wanted to ask you, I know you don’t want to go line-by-line with the whole book thing, the Scott McClellan book — but I’m thinking you may want to address this because there’s something out there. Not having the benefit of having the book in front of me, there’s an allegation apparently made by Scott in the book that a reporter shouted a question to the President, on a trip that Scott had been with him on, just as they were getting on Air Force One, and it was Valerie Plame-related. Basically, … Continue reading Today On Holden’s Obsession With The Gaggle

McClellan explains “heck of a job”

From theTimes Picayune: McClellan also recounts another “clinker,” when Bush singled out Michael Brown, the beleaguered head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the infamous, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” “Even Brown looked embarrassed and no wonder; most Americans had already concluded that the FEMA director was in over his head,” said McClellan, who adds that it helped cement an image that Bush is overly loyal even after poor performance. (my emphasis) I don’t know if that last bit of analysis by McClellan is generally true of Bush though perhaps Scottie himself may be an example … Continue reading McClellan explains “heck of a job”

Today On Holden’s Obsession With [Yesterday’s] Gaggle

Um, Dana, Was There A Great Deal Of Poo-Flining When You Broke The News About Little Scottie To The Chimp? Q I know that you said you weren’t going to be speaking anything more about McClellan, but could you give us a little sense of who told the President about it, when it occurred and any reaction he had? MS. PERINO: Sure. Well, you will recall that it was last November, right before Thanksgiving when we first heard about the book, when the excerpt came out. I was with the President at the time and told him about it — … Continue reading Today On Holden’s Obsession With [Yesterday’s] Gaggle


Chimpy has no friends left. Japan’s defense minister has said US President George W. Bush was wrong to invade Iraq and warned that Tokyo could not automatically renew its air force mission to the war-torn country. [snip] The rebuke from one of Washington’s closest foreign allies came hours after an embattled Bush used his annual State of the Union address to plead for public support to send more troops to Iraq. “Mr. Bush went ahead in a situation as if there were nuclear weapons, but I think that decision was wrong,” Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma said Wednesday of the 2003 … Continue reading Wrongo

Today On Holden’s Obsession With [Yesterday’s] Gaggle

Um, Dana? How Come Nobody Wanted To Hear The Presidnet Speak? Q Can you clarify the circumstances with the Convention Center versus a private residence? There were reports that — MS. PERINO: I did over the weekend, though you may not have seen the comments, so I’ll just repeat them here, which is that as you know, our practice has been for fundraisers that the President does, if they’re at a venue like a hotel, that they are open to press. The McCain campaign has a practice that’s different, and that is that all of their fundraisers, regardless of location, … Continue reading Today On Holden’s Obsession With [Yesterday’s] Gaggle

Um, Dana?

It happenedagain. President Bush arrives today for his fourth visit to the state headlining a pair of fundraisers where he will attempt to tap Mitt Romney’s formidable Utah money machine to support Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid. Ticket sales for one of the two events have apparently been lackluster, prompting the McCain campaign to move the event. [snip] Romney and Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. will also co-host a $500-per-person afternoon fundraiser – with a $10,000-per-person private reception beforehand. The event was originally scheduled at the Grand America Hotel, but was moved to the Avenues home of Sam Stewart, a prominent … Continue reading Um, Dana?

Fine With It, Vol. 347

Via the Crack Den, oh goody, another participant in the bloody Bush war machine now tells us all how the whole thing went so terribly bad: Among the most explosive revelations in the 341-page book, titled “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” (Public Affairs, $27.95): • McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war. • He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war. • He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to … Continue reading Fine With It, Vol. 347

“state of denial”

Politico on Scotty McClellan’s upcoming book: Instead, McClellan’s tone is often harsh. He writes, for example, that after Hurricane Katrina, the White House “spent most of the first week in a state of denial,” and he blames Rove for suggesting the photo of the president comfortably observing the disaster during an Air Force One flyover. McClellan says he and counselor to the president Dan Bartlett had opposed the idea and thought it had been scrapped. But he writes that he later was told that “Karl was convinced we needed to do it — and the president agreed.” “One of the … Continue reading “state of denial”

Complete With Sombrero

ViaUgly Crap, here’s a Memorial Day weekend grilling essential: Dress up your beer butt chicken with our new ceramic drunk chicken heads! Just pop them on top of your chicken before cooking or you can even add them to a store bought rostisserie to dress it up! Choose from three versions.1) The Malibu – one Cool looking chicken 2) The Bug-Eyed Chicken – perhaps he is wondering where the beer can went? or 3) Southestern Chicken from South of the Border complete with Sombrero and mustache! A) Thank God it’s complete with sombrero. B) My Father’s Day shopping is done. … Continue reading Complete With Sombrero

Your President Speaks!

Yesterday, inMesa, Arizona. Wachu Got? How many you got now? Take Me To The Machine-Making Place And so the fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there’s jobs at the machine-making place — plus their employees are more productive, they’re more competitive. Two Years Come And so I strongly urge the United States Congress to make the tax relief we passed permanent so that companies such as Silverado don’t have to worry about what their tax burden is going to be in two years come. What … Continue reading Your President Speaks!

It Starts To Look Needy, Man

Dougie on how the preznit ate his war: Before the war, administration officials said that success would mean an Iraq that no longer threatened important U.S. interests – that did not support terrorism, aspire to WMD, threaten its neighbors, or conduct mass murder. But from the fall of 2003 on, the president defined success as stable democracy in Iraq. This was a public affairs decision that has had enormous strategic consequences for American support for the war. The new formula fails to connect the Iraq war directly to U.S. interests. It causes many Americans to question why we should be … Continue reading It Starts To Look Needy, Man