Saturday, October 22, 2005


If I had a clue what I was doing, there would be a place to comment about the new decor, but I don't and there isn't. Let me try to make it up to you with a sunrise from another not so distant place and time.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

War On Journalists Continues

Yet another journalists is plucked off his post in Iraq.

An Irish journalist working for the British newspaper The Guardian has been kidnapped by armed men in Iraq, the London-based newspaper said.

"Rory Carroll was... kidnapped by gunmen in Baghdad
. Carroll, 33, an experienced foreign correspondent, had been conducting an interview in the city with a victim of Saddam Hussein's regime. He had been preparing an article for today's (Thursday's) paper on the opening of the former dictator's trial yesterday," the paper said in its online edition.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Will There Be Pardons?

Does the President intend to pardon any or all of his friends for crimes they have committed?

They Did The Mash

The monster mash

It was a graveyard splash

Ooh that was so 35 years ago; let's bring it up to date now

They did the mash

They did the climate mash

Don't Drop Your Soap In The Shower, Tom

AUSTIN � A state court issued an arrest warrant today for Rep. Tom DeLay, requiring him to appear in Texas for booking on state conspiracy and money laundering charges.

The court set an initial $10,000 bail as a routine step before the Texas Republican's first court appearance Friday.

DeLay, R-Texas, could be fingerprinted and photographed, although his lawyers had hoped to avoid this step. DeLay probably will surrender in his home county of Fort Bend, near Houston, but he could go to any law enforcement office in Texas. His court appearance will be in Austin.

The warrant, known as a capias, is "a matter of routine and bond will be posted," said DeLay's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin.

Well well well

Another Brilliant Way To Blow Our Fortune

Chasing down and arresting every THC laced chemo patient and occasional reefer user in the country.

Why would we care about this stuff when we're booting poor working families off food stamps and booting untreated pedophiles out of prison for lack of funds?

Brain Wasting Beef

It's what's for dinner!

Nine cases of human mad cow disease in Idaho last yea
r will be dealt with in the usual fashion of blaming another country rather than feeding our animals the foods that God intended them to eat.

If Con Agra ain't happy, the food lobby ain't happy either.

No Torture, Senator Burns

There can be no exceptions.

and Thomas Nephew both have really good posts on this.

Go now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Denny Crane

"If He Supports A Law
And Lets It Lapse
Then he's..."

"A Democrat," Candice Bergen replies "You're defending a Democrat."

I do enjoy Boston Legal way too much for my own good.

Act Blue Montana


2000 Dead 99% True

Everybody keeps saying that we lost 2000 soldiers in Iraq, but it is not true! If you count the four that died since I posted last night, it is only 1980. We won't be able to really say that we lost 2000 soldiers in Iraq until 20 more die.

Do You Believe

In protective custody?

Long live John Hannah.

Flu Wiki


Oldman Explains


Monday, October 17, 2005



Sunday, October 16, 2005


I really liked Time travel is lonely, but drivinglane blogspot had some other cool music links that make me wish I had broadband.

Barely Worth A Mention

Six American soldiers died on Saturday, military officials said. Five were working with a Marine unit in Ramadi, a hotbed of the insurgency 70 miles west of Baghdad, and were killed during the voting there when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, the United States military said. The sixth, also assigned to a Marine unit, was killed in Saqlawiyah, northwest of Falluja, died when his vehicle was attacked with an explosive device, the military said. In the vote count, which began by lamplight in many districts without mains electrical powers on Saturday night, attention was focusing on four provinces with large Sunni populations, where Sunni voting appeared to have gone overwhelmingly against the constitutiion.


Oh Happy Day

Iraq is now free or peaceful and they may or may not have a constitution!

School painiting and art contests for imprisoned childern are all the rage. There is, however, a single tiny blip on our happiness bubble that can and should be rationalized away by comparing these five deaths to our highway fatalities at home as if we could have highway fatalities over there so we don't have to have highway fatalities over here.*


Crisis Convention

My DD has a post about Walter Cronkite's suggestion that the Democrats hold a mid term convention to develop a party platform and present it to the nationthat we should discuss.

I think that I like the idea, but I liked Susie Madrak's idea for a Constitutional Convention*, too. My opinion is that anything that gets people involved in the decisions about direction is more than wonderful. It is absolutely necessary.

*suggestion made when Bush was a lot more popular but not assured of winning the election.