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U.N.: Attack in Darfur kills 29 refugees

U.N.: Attack in Darfur kills 29 refugees

Twenty-nine people were reported killed in an unprecedented attack on a refugee camp in the northwest of the Sudan region of Darfur, the United Nations said on Thursday.

According to initial reports, the Aro Sharow camp was attacked by 250 to 300 "armed Arab men on horses and camels" late on Wednesday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement.


This is a horrible story. It is sad that when people need help like this, we are unable (or unwilling) to do anything. At least the U.N. is trying. Unfortunately, if they leave there will be nothing at all deterring future attacks.

I am reminded very much of a scene in The Constant Gardener. It is a very heavy movie, but I highly recommend it. I have not read the original book, by John le Carre, but I think I might check it out.

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posted by Jonathan @ 9:51 PM Thursday, September 29, 2005  
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"Pornography King" strikes again

Porn litter left at Fountain Hills schools, church

FOUNTAIN HILLS - The "Pornography King" has struck again.

That's what some Fountain Hills neighbors are calling the person who left 400 torn-up images from porn magazines late Wednesday, in front of three schools and a church.

"It's disgusting stuff," said John Turner, who lives across from Four Peaks Elementary School, one of the places targeted. "It's not like Playboy magazines."


Here's a tip: If you want someone to stop doing something, don't give him a cool nickname like the "Pornography King". I don't condone leaving pornographic images in front of schools, but I do think that's a catchy name.

I just wonder if there is a "Mr. Pornography" out there who will trick the "Pornography King" into going up to the top of Widow's Peak to deal with some porno, and then he will have to go up and rescue him.

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3 interesting things from Crooks and Liars

I hate only posting things from one source, but here are 3 interesting links, courtesy of Crooks and Liars.

In the first one, the Army National Guard is apparently giving out free iTunes music downloads if you sign up for more information. What's next? An iPod Nano if you actually enlist?

Crooks and Liars has also put up an old clip from The Daily Show (the party that was held for Tom Delay this summer)

And finally, the day wouldn't be complete without a rambling quote from George W. Bush.

"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you."
-George W. Bush, Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 20, 2005.

You can view the video here.

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Maureen Dowd - Dancing in the Dark

Why pay to read Maureen Dowd's latest column, Dancing in the Dark, when you can just read it here?

The New York Times is trying to get money out of this, which I can appreciate (just look at all the ads I have on here), but isn't the whole point of writing something like this to have as many as possible read it?

People will keep republishing the articles. Given the rapid spread of news through blogs, I don't see the New York Times being able to do much to stop people from copying and pasting the articles. Perhaps a few accounts will get cancelled, but that's about it.

The article, by the way, covers an interesting grab bag of topics, including everything from Bush's hypocracy when it comes to energy conservation to women's rights in Saudi Arabia.

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posted by Jonathan @ 6:23 PM Wednesday, September 28, 2005  
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Paul Krugman - "Find the Brownie"

Many people have been saying this for quite some time now, but Paul Krugman of the New York Times has called for more investigations into cronyism and corruption in the government.

For the politically curious seeking entertainment, I'd like to propose two new trivia games: "Find the Brownie" and "Two Degrees of Jack Abramoff". The objective in Find the Brownie is to find an obscure but important government job held by someone whose only apparent qualifications for that job are political loyalty and personal connections. It's inspired by President Bush's praise, four days after Katrina hit, for the hapless Michael Brown, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." I guess it depends on the meaning of the word heck.

If you want to read the full article, you can go to The Daily BJ, who have copied it. The New York Times site only has it up for subscription.

To me, it seems pretty obvious that certain jobs should go to the most qualified people. I want the best person possible to be leading an important department such as FEMA. Political appointees are inevitable. If two candidates are equally qualified for such a position, and one is a Republican and one is a Democrat, I would fully expect the party in charge to fill it. However, picking someone solely because they are a friend of the party is wrong. Especially in New Orleans, where the ineptitude of Michael Brown and others cost lives. Let guys like him take meaningless figurehead positions, like American Horse Ambassador to Arabia. That's a job that he might be better suited for.

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Beyond Delay - The 13 Most Corrupt Members of Congress

Beyonddelay.org is a brand new site from CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington).

They have compiled a report on the 13 most corrupt members of Congress. The list contains 11 Republicans and 2 Democrats.

Here's the list:

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-CA)
Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA)
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)
Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN)
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

Way to represent Arizona, Rick!

I will be forwarding this link on to the media outlets here in Arizona & I will also post the email addresses for them once I have them. Arizonans should know that one of their congressmen is one of the 13 most corrupt in Washington.

Edit: Here are some media email addresses for Arizona. Email them so they know that this is a story people care about; one that will be informative to everyone in Arizona.

assignments@fox10.com
3tvnews@azfamily.com
cbs5news@kpho.com
news15@abc15.com
newstips@arizonarepublic.com
azdsnews@azdailysun.com

I could not find an email address for Channel 12, only this form.

Also, here is the link to the website for Mike Caccioppoli, who is running against Renzi in the upcoming election. (http://mikecforcongress.com/)

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posted by Jonathan @ 7:02 PM Monday, September 26, 2005  
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U.S. soldiers trading photos with dead Iraqis and Afghanis for access to porn site ... nowthatsfuckedup!

By now, you have probably heard about Nowthatsfuckedup.com, the site that is displaying photos of U.S. soldiers smiling and posing with the bodies of dead Afghanis and Iraqis.

Not only do they post the pictures, they even offer military personnel free site access if they send in photos.

In essence, they are trading these disgusting photos for porn.

AmericaBlog has a great analysis of the allegations, which you can find here. I would suggest going there to see the pictures if you do not want to give Nowthatsfuckedup the hits.

It does not matter if the dead people in the pictures are criminals are not. Nobody should be put up on a site like that. Every time there is a videotape of an American kidnapping victim being decapitated, or kidnapped, there is outrage at Al-Jazeera for running the video. Where is that outrage now, when we are doing the same thing by using dead bodies as photo opportunities? Guilty or innocent, it should not matter.

This site is just giving more ammunition to our enemies. America is already widely hated in the Middle East. Posting photos of dead Muslims on porno sites will surely do nothing but help fan the flames.

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Newhouse News Service / Seattle Times: Reports of anarchy at Superdome overstated

Remember the reports of the widespread violence including rapes and murders that was occurring in the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina?

According to the Newhouse News Service / Seattle Times, much of it never happened.

Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan said authorities have only confirmed four murders in the entire city in the aftermath of Katrina — making it a typical week in a city that anticipated more than 200 homicides this year.

"I had the impression that at least 40 or 50 murders had occurred at the two sites," he said. "It's unfortunate we saw these kinds of stories saying crime had taken place on a massive scale when that wasn't the case. And they [national media outlets] have done nothing to follow up on any of these cases; they just accepted what people [on the street] told them. ... It's not consistent with the highest standards of journalism."


It would appear that the media had no problem letting it look like black people had become animals, but now that the truth has come out, it won't get nearly as much attention since we have all moved on to the next story.

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Killer dolphins may be on the loose after Hurricane Katrina

According to The Guardian, Hurricane Katrina may have released killer dolphins that have been trained to the U.S. military.

Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.


You can read the rest of the article here.

I wonder if any of the sharks with laser beams attached to their heads were released as well.

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posted by Jonathan @ 7:33 PM Sunday, September 25, 2005  
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A fun little President Bush game

I just spent far too much time playing this game.

Make Bush move!


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Viggo Mortensen on Charlie Rose

This blog covers both politics and entertainment/humor. So when the two intersect, I can't resist the urge to post. Especially when the subject is part of one of my drinking games, in this case, The Lord of the Rings Drinking Game.

Viggo Mortensen, AKA Aragorn, was on Charlie Rose, where he gave his opinions on Iraq and the Bush administration.

Crooks and Liars has video here.

Aragorn for president!

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posted by Jonathan @ 9:52 PM Saturday, September 24, 2005  
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Official seriously hurt during Arizona State/Oregon State football game

I am watching the Arizona State/Oregon State game right now (Go Devils!) and something horrible has just happened.

Apparently, after a play some players crashed into one of the officials (one of the "chain gang") on the sideline. He appears to be seriously hurt. The officiating crew also has a couple of his other family members (his son and his nephew). They are bringing out an ambulance. Not good.

According to TBS, Swede Klepay, the official, hit his head on the ground and stopped breathing, but has started breathing again.

This is horrible... I hope that he makes a full recovery.


posted by Jonathan @ 9:42 PM  
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Bill Maher on Bush's drinking problem

Bill Maher has weighed in on the whole Bush drinking issue.

According to AmericaBlog, Maher said Bush must be drinking because: Bush is always late, runs up tabs he can't pay and gets in fights with people who weren't bothering him. Maher also called Bush a "Category 5 President."

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National Enquirer claims Bush is drinking again

Yes, it's the National Enquirer. But somehow this story has a certain air of plausability about it.

With his history, coupled with everything that has been going on lately, I wouldn't blame him for hitting the bottle. If my approval rating was as low as his, I'd be getting drunk as well.

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The Daily Show on White House press briefings

I don't have cable (at least not until hockey season starts), so I usually watch The Daily Show through online clips.

Crooks and Liars has posted a clip of The Daily Show's take on White House press briefings. Check it out.

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FEMA for kids! (Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job)

It's time for fun with FEMA! Let's see what the children's FEMA website has to say about Michael Brown.

Words cannot even describe this properly, so I'll just paste it below.

Michael D. Brown is the first Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response since FEMA became part of the new Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Brown was born and grew up in Guymon, Oklahoma, with his parents and a younger brother and sister. He also had a basset hound named Roosevelt and a dachshund named Eisenhower. He remembers that there were many tornadoes when he was a boy. He even remembers having to go to his grandparent's storm shelter during one tornado! He liked to camp, hike and fish and enjoyed debate, speech and history classes in school.

Mr. Brown always wanted to be a lawyer and did! He went to Oklahoma City University's School of Law after earning his college degree. He practiced law in Colorado and Oklahoma. He joined FEMA as the General Counsel (top lawyer) in 2001 and later became FEMA's Deputy Director. In 2003, he became Under Secretary after the new Department of Homeland Security was formed. Mr. Brown coordinates disaster relief for the federal government. He also oversees training for firefighters and emergency managers and a flood insurance program - and many other things! His office is in Washington D.C.


Rumor has it that the description was written by George W. Bush.

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FEMA strikes again, ships ice to Maine

FEMA strikes again, ships ice to Maine

Leave it to FEMA to try and ship ice and water to New Orleans and end up having it in Maine instead. That's only about 1800 miles off.

But the good news is, margaritas for everyone in Maine!

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posted by Jonathan @ 11:11 PM Thursday, September 22, 2005  
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What Washington politicians think about Jon Stewart and The Daily Show

This is an interesting article about what U.S. congresspeople (persons?) think about Jon Stewart and The Daily Show (both of which by the way, if you haven't guessed, I worship).

Some of the more interesting quotes:

Reporter: Congressman, have you ever watched "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"?
Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.): The who show? The what show? Mark Russell - I don't think there's anyone funnier than that guy.


Reporter: Excuse me, congressman, have you ever watched "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"?
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas): No. I don't even know who he is.


"I've never seen it," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). Never been invited on? "No, and I'm really ticked off, dammit. You think the son of a bitch has called me? No. If they're not going to ask me on, I'm not going to watch the damn show."

And finally, proving that not all Republicans are complete douchebags:

"I love the Jon Stewart show," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), adding that he'd like to appear but has never been asked. "If you can't laugh at yourself, you're in the wrong business. He makes fun of everyone, not just Republicans."

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Giant penis floating off coast of Florida

I am about 10 years old.

Why else would I find this funny?

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Jet Blue plane circling L.A. with nose landing gear stuck

Anyone else watching the news right now? There is a Jet Blue plane Flight 292 from Burbank to NY that is circling over L.A. right now with the nose landing gear stuck sideways. I'm no expert but I don't think this is going to end well.

Edit: What a great landing by that pilot! The front tire caught fire, but it fell off and everything is fine.

Apparently, the same thing happened to an America West flight a few years ago and the plane also landed safely. It has also happened at least 3 other times to the same type of plane. Airbus will undoubtedly be investgating this & perhaps be doing more than issuing a service bulletin this time.

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posted by Jonathan @ 5:21 PM Wednesday, September 21, 2005  
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Jack Cafferty on the appointment of Frances Townsend to investigate handling of Hurricane Katrina

Check out Crooks and Liars to see video of Jack Cafferty ripping the Department of Homeland Security and the investigation of Hurricane Katrina. He has particularly choice words about President Bush's selection of Frances Townsend, his domestic security advisor, to lead the internal White House inquiry into the disaster.

The best quote from it:

Frances Townsend is the one who most recently saw the oversaw the reorganization of the nation's intelligence services following the WMD debacle. Given the outcome of that effort, she'll probably conclude that there was no hurricane.

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posted by Jonathan @ 9:00 PM Tuesday, September 20, 2005  
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Oops! Fax for Karl Rove accidentally sent to Democratic congressman

Lamar Smith, a congressman from Texas, accidentally sent a fax meant for Karl Rove to a Democratic congressman instead. The fax covers his suggestions on how to deal with immigration reform.

Nothing too interesting, though the fax does suggest how to deal with the opposition, saying "Liberals can easily and accurately be painted as opposing enforcement."

You can read it, and see a scan of the fax here.

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posted by Jonathan @ 9:50 PM Monday, September 19, 2005  
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Arrested Development season premiere

I am watching the season premiere of Arrested Development right now.

As always, when a show mentions a website, I go to it to see if it exists. In this case, Fox was ahead of the game.

http://www.imoscar.com/ Do it.

If you aren't watching Arrested Development yet, do it. I'm going to be pretty pissed off if it gets canceled because you didn't watch.

And at this point, I think it's appropriate to remind you of my Arrested Development drinking game.

And I also think it is appropriate to mention that Arrested Development got screwed last night at the Emmys. Everybody Loves Raymond? Give me a fucking break.

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CNN weighs in on the humor of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

CNN has a fairly interesting summary of how comedians and late night TV folks have been joking about Hurricane Katrina and the government's response right from the start. There are a few interesting quotes from Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Conan O'Brien, and others.

Link here

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posted by Jonathan @ 10:06 PM Saturday, September 17, 2005  
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President Bush's email box

This looks pretty old, but I hadn't seen it before, and it's pretty funny anyway.

http://www.changar.com/text/bushmail.html#


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Jeb Bush's son arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest

John Ellis Bush, the youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials in Texas said.

So much for family values. Why isn't a bigger deal made of their shitty parenting? I guess it's okay though for the Bush family to be filled with drug addicts and drunks, just as long as they aren't gay, because that's what ruins family values.

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Bill Maher on Michael Brown

Bill Maher: "Michael Brown, the head of FEMA has been relieved of his command. He has been asked to return to Washington immediately. He is expected to arrive in about a week."


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Firefighters still waiting to help Hurricane Katrina victims due to lack of assignment from FEMA

Think FEMA has turned a corner? Think again.

We all heard the stories how police officers and firefighters were either turned away or sent to far-away training in the days immediately after Hurricane Katrina.

One would hope that they would have improved upon this.

However, this story from the Arizona Republic says otherwise. Six firefighters from Tempe, Arizona have been sitting in Atlanta and Orlando, unable to do anything because they have not received an assignment and because of bureaucratic red tape.

We're all a little disappointed, very disappointed in some cases," Scott Williams said. "We didn't come here for a vacation but that's what it has become."

Surely there must be something these guys can do out there. There are still reports that outside of New Orleans, some of the parishes have received no aid. Why not send the Tempe firefighters (and the 98 other firefighters who are at the same location)?

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posted by Jonathan @ 10:13 PM Thursday, September 15, 2005  
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Bush & Roe vs. Wade; David Letterman's Top Ten Questions for the Fema Director Application

A bit late, and a bit wrong.

Q: What is Bush's position on Roe vs. Wade?


A: He really doesn't care how people get out of New Orleans.





David Letterman's Top Ten Questions For The Fema Director Application

10. "Are you able to convey a false sense of security?"

9. "What percentage of your resume is fabricated?"

8. "In a crisis, which state or local officials would you blame?"

7. "What are your plans after you resign?"

6. "Do you mind if the last guy left the office smelling like Arabian horses?"

5. "Which is most serious: A disaster, a catastrophe, or a dis-astrophe?"

4. "Does Robert Blake dating again count as an emergency?"

3. "Can the president easily add '-ie' to your last name to form a nickname?"

2. "Can you screw up bad enough to take the heat off the president's mistakes?"

1. "Michael Brown...Idiot or moron?"

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Jim Pederson to run for Arizona senate seat; Senate votes against the creation of bipartisan hurricane investigation commission

In Arizona political news, former Democratic Party chairman Jim Peterson is running for U.S. Senate against Jon Kyl. You can visit his site at http://pederson2006.com/.

Kyl was one of 54 Republican senators who voted against the creation of an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the government's handling of Hurricane Katrina.

This despite the fact that 76 percent of the country is in favor of such a commission, including 64% of Republicans (Article here).

Americablog has published contact information for the 54 senators, so you can voice your anger with them.

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posted by Jonathan @ 8:48 PM Wednesday, September 14, 2005  
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Bush to Condi: I need to go potty, NOW!

I would love to be able to say that the man writing this note isn't President Bush, and that the photo wasn't taken at the United Nations today, but I just can't do that.

president bush united nations I think I may need a bathroom break


president bush united nations I think I may need a bathroom break



The best part: he doesn't know if he needs to go or not.

PS: No, this is not a photoshop. It's from the Reuters site (look here)

Edit: If the colors are off and it looks like there is a line on the top photo, try this instead: http://photos.reuters.com/Pictures/ViewImage.aspx?type=News¤tPicture=2&photoName=galleries/newspictures/2005-09-14T201816Z_01_UNS93D_RTRIDSP_2_SUMMIT-UN.jpg. That's the original photo from Reuters. I can't guarantee that it will stay up, but it's of better quality than my compressed save.

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Richard Roeper on Hurricane Katrina & Bush takes responsibility

Richard Roeper analyzes some of the more asinine comments during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

But what does Ebert think?

In other news today, Bush actually took responsibility for something. 10 minutes later, New Orleans was encrusted in ice.

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posted by Jonathan @ 7:15 PM Tuesday, September 13, 2005  
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President Bush thinks his hurricane response was "extraordinary"

Extraordinarily bad, perhaps.

Crooks and Liars has video of President Bush on CNN today, talking out of his ass as usual.


When that storm came by, a lot of people said we dodged a bullet*. When that storm came through at first, people said, Whew. There was a sense of relaxation. And that’s what I was referring to.

I was -- I knew that a big storm was coming* on Monday, so I spoke to the country on Monday* morning about it. I said, there's a big storm coming. I had pre-signed emergency declarations in anticipation of a big storm coming.


*Lies, marked for your convenience.

Full transcript.

Bravo. *slow claps* You signed a piece of paper. Then you went/stayed on vacation while people died. Your job is to do more than sign a declaration. You signing that declaration did not prevent hundreds or thousands of avoidable deaths.

Also, Bush didn't even know that the head of FEMA, Michael Brown, had resigned. Truly the man does not have a clue about anything.

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posted by Jonathan @ 9:22 PM Monday, September 12, 2005  
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Fun with Dick and Condi

From Americablog:

If you're lucky enough to ever be introduced to Secretary of State Condi Rice, I suggest you look her in the eye, say "Nice shoes" and walk away.

Read the rest here.

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Newsweek: How Bush blew it

This is a fascinating article about how the government screwed up the response to Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, Bush did not realize the severity of the situation until Thursday, several days after the hurricane hit. This despite widespread media coverage. How can this man be lead the country, yet not receive this sort of information. If I ever became president, I would watch the news all the time and expect to be briefed on every major event that happened in the country, as well as the rest of the world.

A DVD needed to be made for him to catch up on the news. How does this happen? Why is our president clueless when it comes to what is happening in this country?

Does Bush just not care? Quite possibly. He has often bragged about how he doesn't read newspapers. It could just be that he isn't intelligent enough to comprehend the news in the first place.

I also believe that he is far too insulated from the news by others around him. For whatever reason, the powers that be have determined that he should not be "clued in".

Our country doesn't need the president to be sheltered. Nor do we need the president to not be told bad news. Our country needs a leader, someone who wants to know what is going on and wants to do everything he (or she) can to deal with the bad news in a positive way.

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posted by Jonathan @ 11:34 PM Sunday, September 11, 2005  
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Carol Lin strikes again

On CNN, Carol Lin just gave Bush advice on how he could "beef up his ratings" as she watched his helicopter land on the U.S.S. Iwo Jima:

Carol: "He may even run across some people who are still living in New Orleans, Fred [Fredricka Whitfield],and hopefully hear some of their stories."

Fredricka: "Yeah, it would be nice if he gets a chance to converse with some of those folks..."

Carol: Well, with his approval rating hovering at about 40%, um, my recommendation is that the President get involved in a rescue operation. I think that's a Photo-Op that the White House..."

Fredricka (interrupting): "this trip in part..."

Carol (interrupting the interruption by yelling): Could USE!"

Carol, please just report the news, and leave the political public relations ploys to Karl Rove.


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Dick Cheney says we are "getting on top of the whole Katrina exercise"

From Reuters:

Vice President Dick Cheney visited an emergency management center in Austin, Texas, and said the government was finally gaining control of the situation.

"I think we are in fact on our way to getting on top of the whole Katrina exercise. We've got a lot of work ahead of us," he said.

This is an exercise??? I was always under the impression that an exercise was just practice. War games and things like that. It is not an exercise when thousands of people die while you were on vacation. This only goes to show just how out of touch Bush and Cheney are with the American people.

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posted by Jonathan @ 3:12 PM Saturday, September 10, 2005  
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Family Guy premiere to be replaced with other episode due to hurricane references

Apparently, "Fox has substituted one original episode of Family Guy for another on Sunday, the debut of its new fall season lineup that night, because the episode scheduled to air contained a 'couple' references to a hurricane".

Hmmm. Now I am curious about what the references are. They will still be airing the episode in a couple of weeks, so we will see soon enough. I'm sure it isn't too bad, but they are probably just covering themselves.

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Kevin Smith auctions off barbecue with him, walk on role in "Clerks 2" for charity for Hurricane Katrina victims

This is pretty cool. Kevin Smith is auctioning off numerous things for charity, including a barbecue at his house and a walk-on role in "Clerks 2". Maybe "Clerks 2" will actually be funny.

The auction is at http://viewaskew.com/katrina/

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Bush: One of the worst disasters to hit the U.S.

I think that the caption on this one speaks for itself.

Bush: One of the worst disasters to hit the U.S. - from Sky News Ireland

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posted by Jonathan @ 11:48 PM Friday, September 09, 2005  
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ABC broacasts lesbian goat sex

Right now on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel is interviewing some kid at the New Mexico State Fair. The kid is entering 2 goats in a competition. One goat just started humping the other goat live on national television. The kid said they were wrestling. They are apparently both female goats.

Yes, ABC is now broadcasting lesbian goat sex.


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More about the guy who told Cheney to fuck himself

Here's a follow up on one of my previous posts (http://www.tarfumes.com/2005/09/hurricane-survivor-tells-dick-cheney.html).

Apparently, the guy who told Dick Cheney to go fuck himself is a doctor named Ben Marble, who not only lost is house, but had a baby daughter born shortly after the storm.

He has a website, which you can find at http://www.hurricanekatrinasucked.com.

Crooks and Liars said that he was briefly detained after yelling at Cheney.

He is also auctioning off some Hurricane footage, as well as video of his incident with Cheney. You can view the eBay auction here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7712202734.

Sounds like a pretty good guy to me. I'd like to see the media interview him, but they would much prefer to make it sound like it was some random nutjob who was swearing at him.

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Today's Price is Right prize: A trip to New Orleans and ski boats

In case anyone missed it today, the prize for the showcase showdown on the Price is Right today included a trip to New Orleans and ski boats. Oops.

CBS did apologize, however.

(Thanks, Fark)

Edit: Jimmy Kimmel Live just showed the clip. It is very strange to listen to the audience cheer and watch the contestant get excited about possibly winning. I will try to find a link to it if someone else has posted it online.

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posted by Jonathan @ 9:52 PM Thursday, September 08, 2005  
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Hurricane survivor tells Dick Cheney to go fuck himself live on CNN

As Dick Cheney was giving an "impromptu" press conference today, a man saying "Go fuck yourself, Mr. Cheney, go fuck yourself" was broadcast live on CNN.

Check the video out here: http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/09/08.html#a4856

According to Crooks and Liars, CNN's reporter asks Cheney, "Are you getting a lot of that Mr. Vice President?"

Cheney replies, "First time I've heard it., Must be a friend of John..., er, ah - never mind."

The reason why he hasn't heard it is because, as usual, the Bush administration is running around with its hands over its ears. They can't take criticism, instead spewing partisan rhetoric and talking points. Never will you see them engage in discussion with someone of an opposing viewpoint. Never will you see them "helping" someone who is angry with them for staying on vacation while their lives were destroyed. You only see staged situations with people that would never have enough courage to call them on their complete lack of help when this crisis started. All of this is a public relations exercise for them. Not that I blame them, of course. If I knew I was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, I would be spinning a web of PR lies as well.

Also, is this really the time to be making jokes about John Kerry? Is a joke like that really appropriate when you are surrounded by death and destruction, many of these deaths occuring while you were on vacation in Wyoming, or house hunting in Maryland?

On the other side though, we did find out today though that Dick Cheney isn't dead, unless they got a pretty good look-alike.

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Gilligan vs. George W. Bush


One Gilligan died today. The other is still in the White House, generally making a mess of things and bungling any attempts to get off the metaphorical island.

At least the real Gilligan was part of a fearless crew when the weather started getting rough, unlike Bush.


posted by Jonathan @ 10:22 PM Tuesday, September 06, 2005  
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Jon Stewart on Hurricane Katrina

"Hurricane Katrina is George Bush's Monica Lewinsky. The only difference is that thousands of people did not get stranded in Monica's vagina." - Jon Stewart on tonight's Daily Show


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FEMA director sat on his ass for hours before requesting Hurricane Katrina help

Wow. Did this guy not have CNN or what? Internal documents have shown that FEMA head Michael Brown waited for several hours to request 1,000 Homeland Security employees for the hurricane-ravaged region, then gave them 2 days to get there (see more below). Brown also said in the letter that part of the job of the employees was to "convey a positive image" about the government's response for victims. According to the Associated Press, Brown referred to the hurricane as "this near catastrophic event" but [the memo] otherwise lacked any urgent language. The memo politely ended, "Thank you for your consideration in helping us to meet our responsibilities."

Meet our responsibilities??? Convey a positive image??? Way to sound like you care. FEMA is not supposed to be a public relations agency. They are supposed to be helping people. And for several days, they failed at doing that.

The AP also said: "According to Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke, the 48-hour period suggested for the Homeland employees was to ensure they had adequate training."

I'm sorry, but shouldn't these people already be trained? I mean, isn't that their job?

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New Drinking Game - Arrested Development

Today I created a new drinking game for Arrested Development. If you have never seen the show, I highly recommend it. It is the best show on television. The 3rd season is going to be starting in a couple of weeks, so you have a bit of time to get caught up before then. You can find the drinking game in my Drinking Games section as always, or you can go there directly at http://www.tarfumes.com/arresteddevelopment.shtml. Hope you like it.

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Keith Olbermann no holds barred & Barbara Bush laughs at those at the Astrodome

If you watch one video tonight, make it this one: http://media.putfile.com/OlbermannSwings.

What does one do when their son is responsible for the deaths of countless people, which he undoubtedly is, due to his lazy response to the crisis, his cutting of funding for levee improvements, and his sending of our national guard to Iraq which kept them from being available in our own country?

Apparently, if you are Barbara Bush, you laugh about it. And you say that since the people were poor to begin with, they are better off at the Astrodome. Don't believe me? Listen to this: http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/09/05.html#a4808

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New blog!

I decided that that in order to keep up with the world, I needed to have a blog on this site. If everyone else can have a blog, I can have one too.

Part of my inspiration was this site, http://www.americablog.org/. They have had fantastic coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the shittacular response by George W. Bush and the rest of the government. I sure hope that Condoleeza Rice likes her new shoes.

I will be posting on random political issues, as well as any other interesting things I come across. The rest of the site will still be the same. I have just changed the main page. I hope you like it.


posted by Jonathan @ 10:15 PM Sunday, September 04, 2005  
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Testing one two check check testing

Testing...


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