<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: February 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bobby Jindal, exorcist

This guy is scary. Not only did he change his name to Bobby (from Piyush) after watching The Brady Bunch, and then convert to Catholicism after watching an old movie about Christ, he claims to have performed an exorcism while in college.

Rush, he's all yours!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Did anyone like Jindal's speech?

Sure, Paul Krugman hated Bobby "Almost Obama" Jindal's Republican response to Obama's address last night. "The intellectual incoherence is stunning," Krugman said. "Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead."

But even stalwart conservative David Brooks didn't have anything nice to say about Jindal's speech. He called it "stale," "a disaster," "a form of nihilism," "insane," and "unfortunate."

But my favorite comment came from a Democratic strategist, who said, "After watching Jindal, I'd pay a lot of money to be back watching a Palin speech."

Palin and Jindal 2012!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Who would pay to hear this moron "speak"?

At a time when most people would pay billions in bailout funds to get Bush to shut up and go away, a Canadian organization has inexplicably hired him to "speak." But the event, happening on March 17 in Calgary, will be closed to the media--just like most of Bush's "speeches" when he was "president."

The event, euphemistically called “A Conversation with George W. Bush” (not even a schizoid proctologist would converse with such an a-hole), will be Bush’s first "speech" since being released on his own recognizance. The group that hired him, tinePublic, plans to charge a mere $4,000 per table of 10. That's $400 a head (or butt, or butthead) for the privilege of hearing Bush's alleged brain make fart noises through his mouth.

Will there be any protests? Yep. At least one group of Calgarians is planning to let Bush know he’s about as welcome as redness and swelling on the genitals. Bush's last visit to Calgary, in 2002, also provoked protests. In fact, the only time Bush hasn't sparked a protest is when he was leaving.

Get your tickets now, before Karl Rove snaps 'em all up!


Why is this guy on trial and not Bush?

Muntadher al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist on trial for throwing his shoes at President Bush, said it was Bush's "bloodless and soulless smile" and his joking banter that provoked him.

Most Americans can relate to that.

"I could only see Bush and feel the blood of the innocents flow under his feet," al-Zaidi said, "as he was smiling that smile...At that moment, I felt this is the man who killed our nation...the main murderer and the main person responsible for killing our nation."

Al-Zaidi said he had no intention of killing Bush. "I was expressing my inner feelings and those of all the Iraqi people from east to west and north to south and the feelings of hatred they hold for him."

Al-Zaidi told the judge that he had wanted to humiliate Bush in the past, and that at the news conference, as Bush was listing the "gains" made in Iraq, al-Zaidi was thinking about the millions of civilians who had been killed, widowed, or displaced. He talked about the sanctity of mosques being violated, the rape of women, and daily humiliations.

"I don't know what accomplishments he was talking about," al-Zaidi said. "The accomplishments I could see were the more than 1 million martyrs and a sea of blood. There are more than 5 million Iraqi orphans because of the occupation...more than a million widows and more than 3 million displaced because of the occupation."

If it's a trial by a jury of peers, al-Zaidi should get off scot-free. When he entered the courthouse, the crowd gathered outside applauded and cheered and a woman shouted, "You hero!"


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Oh no! We're running out of rich people!

Well, so says the fact-challenged, delusional, paranoid, conspiracy theorist Michele Bachmann, anyway.

Why do Republicans hate facts?

Lately, it seems, not a day goes by without some prominent Republican misstating, misrepresenting, distorting, or flat-out lying about the facts.

Why do Republicans hate facts so much? What did facts ever do to them--besides invalidate virtually everything they believe?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

George W. Bush is dead!

...but only in a parallel universe.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mike Huckabee endorses stimulus package

By stating that the stimulus package is "anti-religious," Mike Huckabee has given the package its best endorsement yet.

But...who would eat any of these?

Ben & Jerry created "Yes Pecan!" ice cream flavor for Obama. For George W. they asked for suggestions from the public. Here are some of their favorite responses:

- Grape Depression

- The Housing Crunch

- Abu Grape

- Cluster Fudge

- Nut'n Accomplished

- Iraqi Road

- Chock 'n Awe

- WireTapioca

- imPeach Cobbler

- Guantanmallow

- imPeachMint

- Heck of a Job, Brownie!

- NeoconPolitan

- RockyRoad to Fascism

- The Reese's-cession

- Cookie D'oh!

- Nougalar Proliferation

- Death by Chocolate... and Torture

- Freedom Vanilla Ice Cream

- Chocolate Chip On My Shoulder

- Credit Crunch

- Mission Pecanplished

- Country Pumpkin

- Chunky Monkey in Chief

- WMD-licious

- Chocolate Chimp

- Bloody Sundae

- Caramel Preemptive Stripe

- I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of
thousands . . . with nuts

Monday, February 09, 2009

We can't afford a bipartisan stimulus package

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the U.S. will need an infusion of $2.9 trillion over the next three years just to keep us afloat. So Obama's original $800 billion stimulus plan was inadequate to begin with, and now it has been rendered almost completely useless by the so-called "bipartisan" Senate agreement.

It appears that Republicans are trying to force enough compromises in the stimulus bill to make it doomed to failure, and then they can vote against it and exploit "the Democrats' failed economy" in the next elections.

President Obama, we can't afford this kind of "bipartisanship." Produce a stimulus plan that will work, and stop asking for input or blessings from those who want to destroy you and our country.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Palin/Limbaugh 2012!

Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh can't seem to keep their ugly mugs out of the news. I wonder what they're gunning for?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hey Republicans, stop acting like Microsoft

Apple created the Macintosh...Microsoft tried to copy them with Windows.
Apple created iTunes and the iPod...Microsoft tried to copy them with the MSN Music Store and the Zune.

Hillary Clinton ran for president...the Republicans ran Sarah Palin.
Barack Obama was elected president...the Republicans elected Michael Steele.

Not wanting to be called copycats, however, the Republicans are now trying to do something truly innovative: voting "No" on every idea the Democrats come up with.

Sounds like anti-trust to me...

How about one that says "Ex-thinker"?

(That last T-shirt falls under the category of "too much information")

The Kristol ball, wrong again

Bill Kristol, who has a history of being wrong every time he opens his mouth, says Republican senators should defeat Obama's stimulus package so that defeating Obama's impending health care plan will be even easier.

If only the universe were required to issue retractions on its mistakes...


Monday, February 02, 2009

Bush's smirk vs. Obama's appropriate facial expressions

Remember how George W. Bush would smirk or grin when he should have been looking sober, such as when talking about the war or the economy?

Compare that with the expressions on Barack Obama's face when dealing with serious issues, such as Tom Daschle's tax problems.

Isn't it nice to have a president whose face is an appropriate reflection of the situation, rather that a twisted, discordant mockery?

Source of Bush montage: The Brad Blog