Friday, July 02, 2010

Michael Steele Puts Another Foot In His Mouth!

Sometimes it's just too easy.  Michael Steele is challenging Rand Paul for the silliest guy in politics.  Either he has decided to try just ignoring history or he has a short term memory loss problem.  Either way it's just too easy to shoot holes in this guys arguments.

Yesterday, he makes a speech at a fundraiser in Connecticut and says of the war President Bush started in Afghanistan:
"Keep in mind again, federal candidates, this was a war of Obama’s choosing. This is not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in."
So I guess when Bush ordered troops into Afghanistan to track down Osama Bin Laden it was just a bad dream?  I wish it was but now Obama is havingto finish Bush's war.  Not a plesant situation and certainly not of "his choosing".

Either the man is an idiot, or just a really bad spin doctor.  Either way it's another embarrassment for the GOP and it has me dancing the "schadenfreude polka"!

Friday Engrish Blogging

I have long been a fan of the website  They post hundreds of pictures of signage form Japan that is mistranslated into broken English.  But they are not the only ones with this kind of malapropism.  Huffington Post recently posted a series of pictures of least appetizing food.

This example must be what I had for lunch yesterday.  Still can't get the taste out of my mouth.

Bon Appetite!

Mel Gibson is an Asshat & Other Well Known Facts

The recording of Mel Gibson spewing a stream of invectives at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, mother of his child, just goes to prove that the star who may seem hot and romantic on-screen is a really good actor.  In real life he is a bitter, racist, homophobic jerk.

Radaronline posted a few choice quotes from the tape like these:

"You're an embarrassment to me.... You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault."
Sad really, when I think of how I had fantasies about Mel back in his Road Warrior days.  I now have trouble picturing him as anything but a bitter drunk. 

Thursday, July 01, 2010

George W. Ranks High - In Worst Presidents of All Time!

I always suspected George W. Bush would go down in history as a really bad president, but just how bad is startling.  A recent poll of 238 Presidential scholars ranks "W" 5th from the bottom.  He can take heart that he ranked above Andrew Jackson,  James Buchanan, W.G. Harding, and Franklin Pierce.

At the top of the list for Best President stands FDR for the fifth consecutive survey.  It's interesting reading for sure.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2 Shot at Vigil for San Francisco Shooting Victims

The shooting that happened near the Gay Pride celebration in San Francisco this weekend has spawned another problem.  At a vigil help last night for the victims, two more people were shot and injured.  Luckily no one was killed this time.

Though the previous deaths were not classified as hate crimes, since they were most likely gang related, I have to wonder how this could be related unless it was indeed a hate crime.  This story will not go away soon, I suspect.

Montana Republicans Hate Gays Too!

I have to admit, the Montana Republican Party's platform sounds much more sane than the wacko document released by the Texas GOP.  Still, just because it sounds a little less zany does not mean it is good.

Look under the section on "Crime" and you will find this little nugget:
Homosexual Acts
We support the clear will of the people of Montana expressed by legislation to keep homosexual acts illegal.
Clear will?  Funny how these guys have their finger on the pulse of the will of all Montana citizens.  First of all "homosexual acts" sounds like something you would see in a bus and truck musical, not to mention the fact that "homosexual acts" are no longer illegal by the ruling of Lawrence v. Texas. 

What this comes down to is hate, pure and simple.  Not as vehement as the hate in the Texas platform, but hate none the less and once again it shows why anyone who considers themselves an LGBT Republican is living in cognitive dissonance.  For God sake at least call yourselves "Independents" and stop supporting the Republican Party! The LGBT community has enough enemies, we don't need them working from the inside to harm us as well.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Oil Layer Coats Pensacola Beach

The pride of the gulf, Pensacola Beach is destroyed for the near future.  These photos on show not only tar balls and patches on the surface of the white sand beeches, but a layer of tar and oil about 6 inches below the surface.
The "Redneck Riviera" will not be a vacation spot this summer.

There is a movement to demand the government seize BP's assets and use them to pay for damages.  I have to say I think it might be a good idea.

Robert Byrd, Senate Icon, Dead at 92

He always carried a copy of the Constitution in his pocket and frequently referred to it in his speeches on the floor of the Senate. Robert Byrd, the longest serving member of Congress in US history has died at age 92. The conservative Democrat from West Virginia had been hospitalized for about a week prior to his death.

He was elected to the Senate in 1958 and reelected nine times, a record for any Senator. His work for the citizens of West Virginia was often seen as "pork barrel politics" but it won him praise from his constituents.

As a young man he once was "Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan" but in later life his views moderated. He supported the Martin Luther King holiday and endorsed President Barack Obama.

His achievements included a scholarly history of the US Senate as well as numerous laws.

I best remember him as standing on the floor of the Senate and vehemently opposing the Iraq war. His words still haunt many in Washington:
I believe in this beautiful country. I have studied its roots and gloried in the wisdom of its magnificent Constitution. I have marveled at the wisdom of its founders and framers. Generation after generation of Americans has understood the lofty ideals that underlie our great Republic. I have been inspired by the story of their sacrifice and their strength.

But, today I weep for my country. I have watched the events of recent months with a heavy, heavy heart. No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper. The image of America has changed. Around the globe, our friends mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions are questioned.

Instead of reasoning with those with whom we disagree, we demand obedience or threaten recrimination. Instead of isolating Saddam Hussein, we seem to have isolated ourselves. We proclaim a new doctrine of preemption which is understood by few and feared by many. We say that the United States has the right to turn its firepower on any corner of the globe which might be suspect in the war on terrorism. We assert that right without the sanction of any international body. As a result, the world has become a much more dangerous place.

Sunday, June 27, 2010