Saturday, May 13, 2006

MYSPACE Pedophile Training

This SNL sketch is hilarious. Julia Louis Dreyfus plays a mom taking a MYSPACE class to better understand her daughter, while the eight men in the class prime the instructor about misrepresenting their name, age, hobbies and how to make sure Dateline won't show up when they arrange personal meetings.

Sometimes humor is the only medicine for what ails us.







Above The Law


The Iraq Happy War

The clowns are still in charge, so these 2436 dead American soldiers will surely recieve lots of company.

Spy, Rinse, Repeat


C-SPAN Statement Regarding Colbert Video


In A Rut?

See this magnificent list of blogs and other wonderments like this old letter asking George Bush to do something about Halliburton's hand in the till.

Little did we know those were only baby steps in the quest to dismantle the United States for fun and profit.

2/3 of Americans Are Hopeless Cowards

Please Mr. Terrorist, don't hurt me!

2/3 of Americans will put up with any lie, any infringement of their rights to lie in the false cocoon of the Bush Cheney superhero fantasy.

2/3 of Americans will forfeit their wealth, their childrens futures, and their planet to convince themselves that they are what is important to their President and his figurehead. They will allow their government to commit torture and wrongful imprisonment on an unknown number of innocent people.

2/3 of Americans are so frightened of terrorist boogeymen that they close their eyes, plug their ears and sing lalalalala or spout Rushisms at the top of their lungs every time they are confronted with evidence of the real danger to their way of life. athey really believe that they can be fought over there so that we don't have to fight them here.

Are you one of them?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

How Can This Happen Here?

Serious discussion about closing the only alternative school in Billings.

There is some way too serious discussion about putting a sewer plant next to two schools here in Kalispell. Doesn't anybody understand that you reap what you sow?



Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Acquiring Debt

80 million dollars an hour! (Addison Wiggin, "Empire of Debt") Good thing so many of us can wait tables and tend bar. h/t Maha

Are We Proud Yet?

Maybe this explains the war on birth control

CHICAGO (AP) -- America may be the world's superpower, but its survival rate for newborn babies ranks near the bottom among modern nations, better only than Latvia.

Among 33 industrialized nations, the United States is tied with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia with a death rate of nearly 5 per 1,000 babies, according to a new report. Latvia's rate is 6 per 1,000.

Good going President Bush

The study by the U.S.-based independent charity Save the Children says the African nation of Liberia has the world's highest newborn mortality rate, with 65 out of 1,000 babies dying.

The report says Liberia is followed by Afghanistan, where 60 out of every 1,000 babies die.

Behind them come Iraq and Sierra Leone, with 59 of 1,000 newborns dying, and Pakistan, which has a rate of 58 deaths.

The report says illiteracy, poverty, malnutrition, poor hygiene, and crippled health-care systems are among the factors contributing to the high rates of death among infants and mothers during or soon after birth.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Who Does THE AMA Represent Anyway?

5% of all doctors are responsible for 95% of all malpractice lawsuits. Lawsuits that add about 1% to the cost of our medical care.

The American Medical Association appears to be supporting an interested party who wouldn't be a patient or a physician, either, in fact, when they have been able to boondoggle people out of their rights to pursue just compensation, malpractice insurance premiums continued to skyrocket.

Why would the AMA spend so much money to sell us lies?


The Virginity Pledge

My kid took one very seriously for just a little while--I think I still have a Bible full of paper pledge stuff.

The Insured


Bombing In Iran

Curious indeed.

It's not really listed anywhere yet, but you can catch a little bit of it on the breaking news insert here

Sunday, May 07, 2006

What To Feed Hungry Marines In Iraq

A little bit of poor quality food twice a day with dirty water to wash it down keeps the profits up for Halliburton, and isn't that what really counts?

If those marines get too skinny they can beg Iraqis for food, or call mom for a care package because humiliation goes so well with hunger.

100,000 Iraqis Flee Homes



I feel like an abused wife trying to make good with my man while I am still wiping my own blood off the floor and I'm not feeling particularly forgiving to Senator Baucus or the other twenty Democrats who are drunkenly tossing my children over the fire pit.