May 28, 2010

My Coleman Tribute

He's in this, just wait for it:

May 27, 2010

All in Fun Till Somebody Gets Assaulted

I know the right wing has all kinds of fun being crazy about the census. The government is going to count how many teeth you have so they can better steal your teeth and so on. But now people are getting hurt. Some folks pulled a gun on census worker here in Nor Cal, the police got called and a women died. So lay off the census, ok?

If you claim to love the Constitution, then you should love the Census, cause its right there in the document. Go Look (Article 1, Section 2) I'll wait. So greet your Census worker with a smile and fill out the damn form.

May 26, 2010

Just Waiting

Top Kill.

At least the name is cool. I wonder what the clean up will be called. Something less cool like "shitty mess" or "slow death from petrochemical exposure"

May 24, 2010

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May 18, 2010

Bye Specter

Arlen Specter, who has been in the Senate for as almost as long as I've been alive, is done. Beaten in a Democratic Primary after he switched parties to avoid a conservative challenge in the Republican party. Irony is not dead, even if Senator Specter's political career is.

So basically this is exactly the Reward the Traitor scenario envisioned by myself this time last year. I mean, we welcome the traitor, we could use his vote, but we can never really trust him, can we?

Its not often that I come up with such a spot-on prediction and remember to write it down, so I'm linking to it again.

Conspiracy Theory

I've got one for you:

The Glenn Beck media empire is a vast conspiracy to foist gold on the public.

Let me show you on my blackboard...

Update: Deeper into the conspiracy.

May 17, 2010

Great Achievements in Bikining

That's right, this is American, land of opportunity. Give us your tired, your poor, we will put them in bikinis and make them stars. I'm going to count the first win for a Muslim Miss USA as a win for decadent Western values. The fundies can never beat us. We have bikinis.

Oh and it turns out, they are still asking political questions. Miss Oklahoma got asked about Arizonans "papers please" law. Again, I ask - Why?

Oh and no way should anyone give the new Miss USA grief over the pole dance contest pics. You can't pick and chose what kind of sexy women get to do. She's the best in the country at walking around in a bikini. You can't take some other kind of sexy like dancing on a pole and label it evil.

And now I'm done beauty pageant blogging for anouther year.

Iran Nuke Deal

They are shipping their uranium to Turkey.

Good news. No, great news. Iran will no longer have the stuff to make a bomb, everyone can take a deep breath, the war-mongers in both countries are deeply undermined.

Puppies for everyone!

May 13, 2010

Life In California

I'm at the gym and they have this bank of TV. One is showing a Meg Witman ad attacking Steve Poizner for being a big old liberal. The one next is showing a Poizner attacking Witman for being a big old liberal. So either they are all liars or no matter who wins, these two or Jerry Brown, we are going to get a big old liberal.

May 12, 2010


Well, we now have a winner in Britain. Tory David Cameron is now PM as head of a coalition government between the conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. The LDs really do lean to the left on most issues, so this strikes me a bit of an odd marriage. But I'm not a British MP, so I have very little say in the matter

May 11, 2010

Best Stories

You only get the best stories after their gone. Angus Thuermer, 92 CIA agent is now gone, so we can tell his story.

My favorite: he once smuggled Joseph Stalin's daughter out of New Delhi in his luggage.

He also served as the top CIA public affairs official, which I imagine is a pretty easy gig. "No Comment."

May 10, 2010

Kagan Day

President Obama is nominating Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Kagan, in the new style of such nominees, doesn't have a clear judiciary record and thus, is a blank slate upon which we can project all of our hopes and fears. This being the SCOTUS, mostly fears.

May 6, 2010

UK Election! UK Election!

Hot three way action. No really, a true three-way race has broken out this election cycle in Britain, with the perennial third party, the Liberal Democrats, making a really strong run this year.

And because of the time difference, I won't have to stay up late to see how it turns out.

May 3, 2010

White House Correspondents Dinner

Presidential jokes! Also Jay Leno doing his thing, which kind of sounds like jokes, but ain't.