How republicans think of you
"The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees," Scanlon wrote in the memo, which was read into the public record at a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."Michael Scanlon, former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay who is under indictment and former business partner of Delay's best buddy and republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff who is currently the target of about ten thousand criminal investigations.
That really sums up the republican agenda for me. Think about it next time you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter. They aren't for anything, they just hate liberals with a passion and want you to hate them too.
Ricky Gervais does gay animals
WARNING! This video contains illustrations taken from scientific literature of homosexual acts in the animal kingdom and graphic language. Plus you'll probably rupture something from laughing so hard.
Here is a 53MB clip of the comedian Ricky Gervais' Animals comedy show where he makes fun of the book Biological Exuberance : Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.
In particular, he makes fun of the asinine illustrations of gay animal love that are contained in the book such as the (censored) one shown here..
If you're American you probably have no clue who Ricky Gervais is. He's a British comedian who co-created and starred in BBC's The Office, an absolutely hilarious show that ran on the BBC for two years. If you've seen the NBC show called The Office, it is the US adaptation of the BBC show.
Some congresscritters grew balls today
Harry Reid shut down the senate and forced it into closed session in order to force the republicans to finally stop stonewalling the investigation into pre-war Iraq intelligence. It looked, for a time, like Bill Frist was going to wet his pants, start crying and call for his mommy, but he was able buck up and go on a whining spree like the rich little weenie that he is as control of the senate, his senate, slipped away like his dignity and credibility has over the past few years.
He actually said that he would be "unable to trust Senator Reid for the next year and half of this Congressional session." Um, well, we Americans here in "flyover country", us "red-staters", us good folk from Tennessee don't give a damn about your feelings Senator Frist. We want to know why you screwed up so badly in getting involved in Iraq.
We want to know because it's us and our friends and family who are putting lives on the line over there. We need to know because we all realize that you and your neocon ilk are frothing at the mouth to invade Syria and Iran and, frankly, we suspect that you're off your damn rocker. So quit the whiny bitching and do something good for the country for a change.
Two really scary Halloween costumes
The kids in today's Foxtrot went as the jackbooted thugs from the RIAA and MPAA. Scary indeed!