Tuesday, February 28, 2006

THIS JUST IN...

President Bush actually cares about the environment...


yeah, right...
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/060306/6energy.htm

"heh, heh...bin Laden helped me win re-election...heh, heh..."

Yep, ole' dubya is really slayin' 'em now!! Lowest approval rating is 34% and the highest is 45%. Nicholas Kristof today in the N.Y. Times references a new Zogby poll of U.S. service members that is extremely depressing...their morale is at an all-time low...
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/28/bush.binladen.reut/index.html
Found it...the Zogby poll...
http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1075

Bush Ratings At All-Time Low


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/27/opinion/polls/main1350874.shtml

no surprise here.. Cheney at 18% approval

Monday, February 27, 2006

Heh heh heh...

"Ya see...it's like this, see. Huck's ass used to be this big...heh, heh, heh...and wut we're really tryin' to do is, get Janet's ass to ONLY be this big...heh, heh, heh...just raggin' on ya, Huck. Ah mean, you don't really think America would elect an Arkansaw guv'ner to the White House do ya? HEH HEH!"

Friday, February 24, 2006

Bush Stand Up Routine....

http://www.wimp.com/bushcomedy/

it's hard to see but could this really be Dubya?

U.S. Envoy in Baghdad Says Iraq Is on Brink of Civil War

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/24/international/middleeast/24cnd-iraq.html?hp&ex=1140843600&en=119b44a89b20a6a6&ei=5094&partner=homepage

it seems like if all we wanted to do was incite civil war in Iraq, we could have done it with a couple of CIA agents and not a full scaled invasion costing thousands of lives.... nice job George. have fun cleaning up this mess.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

"Disagreeing with me takes guts."


"Yesterday was Sam Alito's first day, and the Court is still there, right? The court is still there, our rights are still secure…nothing happened, correct?"

Sure Rush, you fuck wad...

Dirty Water
The Supreme Court takes a long, tall drink from the Clean Water Act.By Dahlia LithwickPosted Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at 6:06 PM ET
The great comfort of visiting the Supreme Court is that nothing ever changes there, so there is nothing to see. This works out nicely for two-thirds of the press corps, who can only ever see a wall of white marble columns. Duck in to "watch" an oral argument, and you have that cozy familiar feeling of visiting your grandma: Close your eyes and you know just where the porcelain ballerina is, which is why today's visit feels like a trip to grandma's, except for some reason the couch is on the roof.
I knew that Alito would be in, O'Connor would be out, and all the justices would shift their seats like teams swapping sides during a volleyball game. But that hasn't prepared me for the whole matter/antimatter feel of it: Justice Stephen Breyer doesn't seem to know what to do with himself, having migrated from the right side of the court to the left. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg looks smaller now that she isn't occupying the corner office. Justice Samuel Alito, who asks one question three minutes into oral argument then remains silent for the rest of the case, can't seem to sit still; twitching, shifting, gulping his water, and trying out the various rocking settings on his chair. It's like he thinks we are all staring at him, which we are.
The cases are Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, two consolidated challenges to the 1972 Clean Water Act. The question in each case is whether the CWA—which bars the discharge of pollutants into "navigable waters" without a government permit—can stop developers whose wetlands drain into non-navigable tributaries (that may, in turn, flow into navigable bodies of water). Both Rapanos and Carabell sought to fill in their wetlands to build, respectively, a shopping mall and a condominium complex in Michigan. Rapanos' land borders a non-navigable tributary that flows into a river. Carabell's is separated from a drainage ditch by a man-made berm. That ditch connects to a drain, which connects to a creek, which connects to a lake.
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The federalism/states' rights issues are the more interesting ones, but the day is largely spent parsing statutory language. The CWA gives jurisdiction over all "navigable waters." But where, precisely, do those navigable waters begin?
Both Rapanos and Carabell lost in the lower courts. Both contend that the CWA doesn't contemplate wetlands adjacent to non-navigable waters, and that the federal government is overstepping its authority in usurping state and local prerogatives. The government urges that the definition of "navigable waters" must encompass wetlands that will impact those waters, even if they aren't connected in obvious ways. M. Reed Hopper represents Rapanos, the less attractive of the two landowners. (He decided not to file for a permit, dredged his land, and annihilated 54 acres of wetlands over the government's strenuous objections). Hopper opens by disparaging government efforts to regulate the merest "trickle." Justice Antonin Scalia immediately interrupts to ask whether he even wants to concede "trickle." The government here seeks to claim jurisdiction even over "ditches without a trickle."
Justice David Souter points out that the purpose of Congress' regulation was to stop the "poison" before it hits navigable waters; and that under the developers' view of the CWA, "all the evil polluters have to do is get far enough upstream to dump and Congress can't do anything." Chief Justice John Roberts, who is indistinguishable from Greg Kinnear except when he lets his glasses slide down his nose to make him look older, asks what words like "tributary" and "navigable" and "hydrological connection" even mean.
Carabell's lawyer, Timothy Stoepker, urges that there is just "no connection between these wetlands and navigable water of the United States." Justice John Paul Stevens inquires whether the government can at least step in when "there is no hydrological connection today, but after you've built your project there will be a hydrological connection?" Scalia says that test is wrong: "Is this a water of the United States or not. It either is or it isn't." Souter disagrees, rephrasing Stevens' question such that "if a project will result in a polluted discharge later, it is water of the United States now," otherwise, "Congress will have passed a statute that says it will lock the barn door after the horse is gone."
Solicitor General Paul Clement has 40 minutes to defend against all this while Scalia and Roberts take turns punishing him with the hydrological connection stick. Scalia—who last week announced that proponents of a "living constitution" are "idiots," tells Clement that it's both "absurd" and "extravagant" to call a drainage ditch "waters of the United States." Roberts asks whether "one drop of water a year" constitutes a significant nexus to navigable waters. And Scalia invokes "storm drains," "puddles," and "rain water" to imply that all of this controversy involves trivial, ugly, brown water.
Justice Stephen Breyer speaks for the first time at the end of the argument, to ask Clement for empirical evidence that wetlands really do act as a sponge. The new gestalt seems to be to assume that the federal government is trying to gobble up private landowners' and states' rights, even where it seems clear, as here, that the states themselves want it to play that role, and that the consequences to the environment might be disastrous.
The lines outside the court today are enormous. It's like the whole world expects the sea change anticipated by the Alito nomination to happen instantly. And while there are certainly early hints that the times they are a-changing—the court agrees to hear the federal partial-birth abortion ban, the court unanimously sides with religious freedom over drug interdiction—the real change is still imperceptible: New faces sit in new spaces. The brass-tacks questions from O'Connor are gone, replaced by a quorum of brash young voices disparaging this fastidious concern over "puddles, next to ditches, next to storm drains." Like Breyer, I don't pretend to know the empirical answer to where pollution starts—at the storm drain, the ditch, or the puddle. But I am reasonably confident that the sea change starts right here.
Dahlia Lithwick is a Slate senior editor.

"He he he, I didn't really mean wut ah said in that, uh, speech to America, er, Union of State, uh, you know wut ah mean..."

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 21 — President Bush acknowledged on Tuesday that his administration had sent "mixed signals" to the Department of Energy's primary renewable energy laboratory here, where government budget cuts forced the layoff of 32 employees who were then hastily reinstated just before Mr. Bush's visit.
"I recognize that there has been some interesting, let me say, mixed signals when it comes to funding," Mr. Bush said at the start of a panel discussion at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which researches solar and wind power as well as energy from plants, like ethanol.
Mr. Bush added: "The issue of course is whether or not good intentions are met with actual dollars spent. Part of the issue we face, unfortunately, is that there are sometimes decisions made as a result of the appropriations process, where money may not end up where it is supposed to have gone."
The president was referring to an embarrassing sidelight of his State of the Union address on Jan. 31, when he called for new research into alternative energy to help wean the nation from its century-old oil habit. But the next day the laboratory announced that a $28 million budget cut was forcing it to lay off researchers in ethanol and wind technology, two of the areas that Mr. Bush cited in his address as full of promise.
This past weekend, with Mr. Bush's visit to the laboratory looming, the Energy Department announced that it had transferred $5 million back into the laboratory's budget and that the 32 employees would be reinstated.
"My message to those who work here is, we want you to know how important your work is," Mr. Bush said. "We appreciate what you're doing. And we expect you to keep doing it. And we want to help you keep doing it."
Managers at the laboratory began calling the employees back on Monday, a holiday, and phone calls were continuing on Tuesday. None of the employees were back at work in time for the president's visit, said a laboratory spokesman, George Douglas.
"Human Resources had to figure out how to do this," Mr. Douglas said in an interview as Mr. Bush shook the hands of employees. "There was some paperwork. We've never done this before — let people go and then hire them back in two weeks."
Mr. Douglas said the laboratory still faced a $23 million shortfall for the 2006 fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, with its total annual budget now at $179 million. As cost-cutting measures, he said, the laboratory planned to cut back on subcontractors, employee travel and conferences.
Mr. Bush's appearance at the laboratory came at the end of a two-day, three-state tour, to Wisconsin, Michigan and Colorado, to try to focus Americans' attention on the alternative energy proposals he set forth in his State of the Union address. In that speech, Mr. Bush declared that the United States is "addicted to oil" and proposed that the government spend more money on research into ethanol, solar and wind power and battery- and hydrogen-powered cars.
"I think part of this deal today is to help develop national will," Mr. Bush said in the panel discussion, when he was flanked by seven White House-selected energy specialists who backed up his ideas.
Members of both parties generally praise the president's proposals, although Democrats say they are not adequate to address the nation's dependence on oil and Republicans are skeptical about the practicality of alternative fuels like ethanol, which is made from corn or plant fibers.
Mr. Bush was a voice of optimism on the panel, where he tried to cut through the scientific jargon and nudge the experts into nontechnical sound bites for the local news.
When Dan Arvizu, the director of the laboratory, went into a complicated explanation about a new form of ethanol made from wood fiber, Mr. Bush interjected: "I think what he's saying is one of these days, we're going to take wood chips, put them through the factory, and it's going to be fuel you can put in your car. Is that right?"
"That's absolutely true," Mr. Arvizu replied.
"That's the difference between the Ph.D. and a C student," Mr. Bush said, referring to his well-known grade-point average in college.

Crow's Nest news...

License reinstated

Posted: 2-22-2006License reinstated

The Liquor Control Commission has reinstated the liquor license at the Crow’s Nest, 209 S. James St.
Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said his office was notified Tuesday morning that the license had been reinstated.
Lorel Bremer, owner, said the suspension of the license was just a mix-up.

“It was suspended, and I didn’t know it,” Bremer said. “I’m terminally ill and have been in and out of the hospital. This was a mix-up at the bank about a bad check, but it was straightened out.”
Bremer said she contacted her insurance carrier and had them provide the state with verification of insurance.
Bremer said she did not know about the citation for serving an intoxicated person that was issued Saturday before the bar was closed.
“I asked the police if they took a drug test (on the man),” Bremer said. “If someone goes out back and takes six Valiums, and comes in looking fine, drinks a beer and falls and hits his head — you know, it’s hard to tell.”
Bremer said she had yet to talk with her bartender about the incident.
The Liquor Control Commission has reinstated the liquor license at the Crow’s Nest, 209 S. James St.
Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said his office was notified Tuesday morning that the license had been reinstated.
Lorel Bremer, owner, said the suspension of the license was just a mix-up.

“It was suspended, and I didn’t know it,” Bremer said. “I’m terminally ill and have been in and out of the hospital. This was a mix-up at the bank about a bad check, but it was straightened out.”
Bremer said she contacted her insurance carrier and had them provide the state with verification of insurance.
Bremer said she did not know about the citation for serving an intoxicated person that was issued Saturday before the bar was closed.
“I asked the police if they took a drug test (on the man),” Bremer said. “If someone goes out back and takes six Valiums, and comes in looking fine, drinks a beer and falls and hits his head — you know, it’s hard to tell.”
Bremer said she had yet to talk with her bartender about the incident.

White House to Issue Own Katrina Report

WASHINGTON - The White House has announced it will issue it's own assessment of the government's response to the Hurricane in which they conclude that the storm was not as bad as first reported and that many of the people of the Gulf Coast region were being unreasonable in their criticisms of President Bush.

The 25,000 page document goes into great detail of the President's crises management ability and concludes that he acted with speed and precision when confronted with the prospects that Katrina would hit land as a category 5 hurricane.

"We had to break up the President's pizza party with local oil executives who were in Crawford to discuss the administration's energy policy", noted Homeland Security Secretary Jerkoff. "He also had a very important meeting with the local chapter of VFW and we weren't sure how he'd balance all his obligations. The President was a calming influence in what was otherwise total chaos."

When it became apparent that New Orleans would be ground zero for the largest hurricane in our nation's history, the President noted that FEMA should be armend with fresh water and canned goods.

"Hey, Brownie, In a couple of days, when things settle down, make sure those kind folks down there get plenty of water. some wolf brand chili would also be nice. when's the last time you had wolf brand chili? well that's been too long now hadn't it? he he he....."

Bush Unaware of Ports Deal Before Approval

By TED BRIDIS Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush was unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates until the deal already had been approved by his administration, the White House said Wednesday.


"He became aware of it over the last several days," McClellan said. Asked if Bush did not know about it until it was a done deal, McClellan said, "That's correct." He said the matter did not rise to the presidential level, but went through a congressionally-mandated review process and was determined not to pose a national security threat

"The president made sure to check with all the Cabinet secretaries that are part of this process, or whose agencies or departments are part of this process," the spokesman said. "He made sure to check with them - even after this got more attention in the press, to make sure that they were comfortable with the decision that was made."

Bush and Cheney, both fishing of the banks of the Potomac in their overalls, were not available for consultation by administration officials so staff simply ok'd the deal. When asked about the discretion of his staff, Bush responded, "hey man, trust me. we got it all under control and we know what's best for the Amerrrican people."

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Socrates ruled correct on dictionary puzzler

When Noah was 43, he started writing the first American dictionary. He did this because Americans in differentparts of the country spelled, pronounced and used words differently. He thought that all Americans should speakthe same way. He also thought that Americans should not speak and spell just like the English.Noah used American spellings like "color" instead of the English "colour" and "music" instead " of "musick". Healso added American words that weren't in English dictionaries like "skunk" and "squash". It took him over 27years to write his book. When finished in 1828, at the age of 70, Noah's dictionary had 70,000 words in it.

Monday, February 20, 2006

"but Mr. Baber (pronounced Babaaaaarrrr)..."


"what about my Scotch and sodas from the Men's Grill? Kwanzaa can't be over! Noooooooooo!!!!!!"
-sminger

Mr Baber (pronounced Babaarrr) calls for special session


"now, boys, i got a problem with this kwanzaa extension. i don't know about you, but, i'm cut off at midnight on mardi gras, that's fat tuesday for you non-christians. hey baby, it's 40 days of repenting and self-cleansing. i suggest you all do the same for the good of all our souls and for the good of kwanzaa. i don't know what the mayor has up his sleeves but it's giving me a bad feeling. what happens if the hogs lose? will you then be looking towards spring training and your worthless yankees? i mean where does it stop? somebody has to draw the line. i say we cease all kwanzaa festivities at midnight fat tuesday. who's with me?"

Mayor of Dookieville, "Hogs victory over Gators offers renewed optimism"


in the waning seconds of the 2nd half, the hogs were given ample opportunity to give the game away. missed free throws, turnovers, stupid fouls and bad luck were not enough to supress the hogs will to pull out a victory. with seconds left on the clock and the game's final result in the balance, superstar Ron Brewer made a crucial steal in the gators backcourt to seal their fate. the victory was not lost on mr mayor as he used the renewed sense of optimism to shore up his base for one final push into march madness, "now hear this, it was a big victory for our ballclub and our players. they really stepped up and gave the fans a taste of old school hog ball. i see no reason why we shouldn't win out, sweep the sec tournament and move on to the field of 64. i have been saying all year this was the best team in the SEC. if there are no objections, i move we extend Kwanzaa for another, say, 6 weeks, until the end of march. we must carry on. we cannot walk alone, we cannot turn back. now let's call those hogs. whoooo pig, sooieee.. whooo pig sooiee... whooo pig sooieee, razorbacks.... go hogs.

now can wally hall go fuck himself and can somebody get me a budweiser? it's tourny time...."

Friday, February 17, 2006

Character Zero chimes in


"listen you fools. they're screwed no matter what they do. they can't even wipe their own ass without Frank's permission. it's a damn conspiracy and we should just forget basketball and blow up the place."


Thursday, February 16, 2006

"Excellent".....




"Excellent...if all goes according to my diabolical plan, Mr. Mayor will be ousted for his unwaivering support of those nasty, grunting Hogs! I can then tear down that eyesore Bud Walton Arena and enact Phase II of my new Nuclear Power Plant. Excellent! Smithers! Get me a highball!!"

mayor of dookieville calls for unwaivering support



"now hear this, i don't want everyone to get down on the hogs just yet. the season isn't over. we must support our hogs. go hogs. go hogs. go hogs. whoooo pig!!!!"

apparently mr mayor drew some skepticism from his own security detail who was seen drinking budweisers and heckling the mayor to the point where the exchange became quite heated.

the next game will be this Sat v the 10th ranked Gators. should be interesting.. stay tuned

Hogs break Ole Miss losing streak


Oxford - Just when it was time to get excited about March madness, the Hogs are again self-destructing towards the end of the season as Stan's boys are playing without the intensity required of a post season basketball team. I hate to get down on the boys but it seems like we don't really have anyone to step up and take command of the team when we are down the stretch.
Rick Schaeffer, of course, blamed bad officiating and bad luck, but we have to face the fact that this isn't 40 minutes of hell or hard charging Eddie Sutton ball. this is Stan "play not to lose, i don't want the ball", Heath ball... i hate to be such a downer but basketball is my sport and i used to cherish this time of year when Hogs were manning up and thumping other teams. no one wanted to play Arkansas down the stretch for our tenacious defense and inside play coupled with some pure perimeter shooting was enough to keep any coach up at night. no we are welcomed in any gym in February. i feel like a fan of the Washington Generals....

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Willie Nelson Releases Gay Cowboy Song





and big Dick Cheney quickly downloads on his itunes....

i can hear him singing it now.. "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other) and as always, Fond of George and ME!!!"

Genzyme posts 4th-qtr profit as drug sales rise

BOSTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Genzyme Corp. on Wednesday posted a fourth-quarter profit compared with a loss a year ago, when it took a large charge related to an acquisition.
The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company reported a net profit of $106.6 million, or 39 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $157.3 million, or 68 cents a share, a year ago



good job, momma.. doing your part to keep American kidneys clean

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

from the Borowitz Report

HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT UNVEILS CHENEY ALERT SYSTEM
Color-coded System Would Warn Nation of Future Attacks by Veep
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced today that his department would immediately implement a “Cheney Alert” system to warn Americans if an attack by Vice President Dick Cheney is imminent. The Department of Homeland Security has been under pressure to respond to the widespread panic and anxiety that have gripped the nation since Mr. Cheney shot and wounded a fellow quail hunter while on a hunting trip in Texas over the weekend. Across the country, people have holed up in their homes and hoarded food and water, fearing another senseless attack by the gun-toting vice president. “What we have learned, the hard way, is that Dick Cheney can attack without warning,” Mr. Chertoff said. “It is our hope that with this Cheney Alert system we will be able to give the American people some warning before he strikes again.” The alert system, with five color-coded levels indicating the likelihood of another brutal pellet attack by the Vice President, was derided by some in Congress such as Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del), who likened it to “closing the barn door after the horses have escaped.” “The fact is, the White House already had ample warning that Dick Cheney was going to strike, and they sat on their hands and did nothing,” Mr. Biden said, referring to a Presidential Daily Brief dated February 4 with the title, “Dick Cheney Determined to Strike in US.” Elsewhere, former Education Secretary William Bennett said that he was “outraged” that an NHL gambling ring has been in operation for five years and he was never invited to participate in it.

Cheney Blames Faulty Intellegence

CHENEY SAYS SHOOTING OF FELLOW HUNTER WAS BASED ON FAULTY INTELLIGENCEBelieved Shooting Victim Was Zawahiri, Veep SaysVice President Dick Cheney revealed today that he shot a fellow hunter while on a quail hunting trip over the weekend because he believed the man was the fugitive terror mastermind Ayman al-Zawahiri. Mr. Cheney acknowledged that the man he sprayed with pellets on Saturday was not al-Zawahiri but rather Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old millionaire lawyer from Austin, blaming the mix-up on "faulty intelligence." "I believed I had credible intelligence that al-Zawahiri had infiltrated my hunting party in disguise with the intent of spraying me with pellets," Mr. Cheney told reporters. "Only after I shot Harry in the face and he shouted 'Cheney, you bastard' did I realize that this intelligence was faulty." Moments after Mr. Cheney's assault on Mr. Whittington, Mr. al-Zawahiri appeared in a new videotape broadcast on al-Jazeera to announce that he was uninjured in the vice president's attack because, in his words, "I was in Pakistan." An aide to the vice president said he believed that the American people would believe Mr. Cheney's version of events, but added, "If he was going to shoot any of his cronies right now it's a shame it wasn't Jack Abramoff." At the White House, President George W. Bush defended his vice president's shooting of a fellow hunter, saying that the attack sent "a strong message to terrorists everywhere." "The message is, if Dick Cheney is willing to shoot an innocent American citizen at point-blank range, imagine what he'll do to you," Mr. Bush said. Elsewhere, aviator Steve Fossett completed his three-day journey around the globe, setting a world record for wasting both time and money.

39%!!!!!

http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm

Paul Hackett drops out of Senate race in Ohio...

The Democratic Party, both nationally and locally, are a bunch of bungling idiots. Sometime I can't believe I belong. It is no wonder we can't win any fuckin' elections...

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/14/politics/14ohio.html

C'mon...we gotta talk about this...

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/14/politics/14cheney.html?hp&ex=1139979600&en=ec4ccbac7ffcceec&ei=5094&partner=homepage

Iran Plays Growing Role in Iraq


Yesterday Syria transferred all dollar denominated assets to Euro denominated assets.. Iran (who did that same thing a week or so ago) looks to be running the politics in Iraq w/Shiites in charge. i smell an invasion.
looking at the map, i'd say that US troops are potential sitting ducks.. Iran invades from the east, Syria invades from the north, hamas comes along for the ride and you have one gigantic jihad... bin laden can sit back and watch it all on tv.. we've done all his heavy lifting for him

U.S. and Israelis Are Said to Talk of Hamas Ouster

www.nytimes.com

JERUSALEM, Feb. 13 — The United States and Israel are discussing ways to destabilize the Palestinian government so that newly elected Hamas officials will fail and elections will be called again, according to Israeli officials and Western diplomats.

The intention is to starve the Palestinian Authority of money and international connections to the point where, some months from now, its president, Mahmoud Abbas, is compelled to call a new election. The hope is that Palestinians will be so unhappy with life under Hamas that they will return to office a reformed and chastened Fatah movement.

Here's an idea.. let's starve the people to the point where they get so desperate they will have no other choice but to see our side of things. now that's affective foreign policy. What do you think Condi? it's worked great in other areas of the Middle East.

sounds good to me Mr. President. Once the Palestinians haven't eaten in a couple of months they will surely call for a new election that we will no doubt be able to influence this time.. i don't know how that last one got away from us. can you pass the popcorn?



uhhh...... Why do you think young men join terrorist organizations in the first place? Here's a guess, they are starving, desperate and pissed off at Christians and Jews...

Monday, February 13, 2006

Sutton cited with DUI, will not coach for rest of season

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Eddie Sutton was cited with driving under the influence after he was injured in a car accident, and the Oklahoma State basketball coach will take a medical leave for the rest of the season.
Friday's accident in Stillwater, along with chronic back and hip pain, prompted the 69-year-old coach's decision, the school said Monday. Sean Sutton, his son and head-coach designate, will finish this season as coach. Oklahoma State was home Monday night against Kansas. The university said no decision has been made on who will coach next season.


How about Stan Heath?

Kwanzaa update - Men's Curling

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/torino2006/curling

don't count out those curlers....

Kelsey Gadberry

Reported on Arkansas Times Weblog that she had a b.a.c. of .282 with a trace amount of cocaine.

The Velvet Polecat is up to his old tricks...

AP-Wire 2/13/2006
The Velvet Polecat, political and social ignoramus, has been spotted on the World Wide Web surfing such sites as RushLimbaugh.com and The700Club.com in recent days. In an attempt to quietly educate himself without drawing criticism from his nemesis, Mr. Baber (pronounced Babbaarrr), The Cat couldn't help himself today in commenting on the ongoing war on terror. He reports, in his words, "THE TRUTH." In further comments, he elaborates on his version of "THE TRUTH": "that you are SELDOM RIGHT...BUT NEVER IN DOUBT." He goes on with some vague reference to "liberal monkeys on a chain," which our investigators could not substantiate. The Cat, clearly upset, went on to allude to bombs in living rooms and ostriches...

Check this out...

I like the third question..."He understands the problems of people like you"...

http://www.pollingreport.com/bush.htm

W+ L newspaper preseason intramural allstar team review

2. David Mitchell, Kappa Alpha: He's impossible to stop because he combines his strength, height and quickness so that no true guards and forward can guard him. His post moves are impressive, as he's 6' 2" and has extensive experience in embarrassing guards who dare to guard him down low (such as myself). This is to say nothing of his ability as an offensive rebounder. Chances are that at least three times in a game he'll sneak up from the baseline, grab a board and put it back. And there's nothing you can do about it.

Chertoff is such a joke...

FEMA overhaul? How about Chertoff's ass with some N.O. sludge!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11325036/

Gonzales gets embarrassed

Future American Lawyers To Be Proud Of... and Alberto Gonzales.Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today, justifying illegal, unauthorized surveillance of US citizens, but during the course of his speech the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him.To make matters worse for Gonzales, additional students came into the room, wearing black cowls and carrying a simple banner, written on a sheet.Fortunately for him, it was a brief speech... followed by a panel discussion that basically ripped his argument a new asshole.And, as one of the people on the panel said, "When you're a law student, they tell you if say that if you can't argue the law, argue the facts. They also tell you if you can't argue the facts, argue the law. If you can't argue either, apparently, the solution is to go on a public relations offensive and make it a political issue... to say over and over again "it's lawful", and to think that the American people will somehow come to believe this if we say it often enough. In light of this, I'm proud of the very civil civil disobedience that was shown here today." - David Cole, Georgetown University Law Professor It was a good day for dissent.?http://insomnia.livejournal.com/652389.html?nc=2&style=mine

Screamin' Dean is at it again...

Stop the presses! Stop the presses! (Unless you are Viceroy Cheney) Howard Dean is at it again! Calling for Cheney's resignation if he is responsible for various leaks to the press! (Unless you are a reporter for the NY Times, and especially regarding Uranium or illegal wiretapping)...

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/13/politics/13leak.html

Once again, we are very popular with the international community...

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gitmo13feb13,0,3215042.story?coll=la-home-nation

I am sure John Bolton will represent us well while we are under scrutiny...WHERE WILL THE BOZOS STOP?!

Rep. John Murtha blasts Iraq plan on NPR...

Rep. John Murtha, Democrat of Pennsylvania, slams the Bush administration's handling of post-war Iraq on today's Diane Rehm Show. The decorated Vietnam War veteran and 32 year Congressman outlined a redeployment strategy that would give the U.S. military time to regroup and rebuild. Check out wamu.org and click on Diane's link. *Please note: archives are typically available one hour after show.

Audits Show Millions in Katrina Aid Wasted

http://news.yahoo.com/

..... 5 days later
he he he... Jerkoff, Brownie, we kinda fucked up.. i know you guys are doing the best you can but we need a little PR kickstart.
let's start cutting checks. put everyone up at the Four Season's, champaign for everyone.
first round is on us..


is anybody in charge?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Google - deja vu all over again?

http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/060212/google_stock.html?.v=1

Google was far and away the most actively traded stock by dollar amount last week on all US exchanges, down -18.95% on $25 billion in activity on the week. the next closest was Apple, d0wn 4.54% on $15 billion. as a comparison, Exxon Mobile was the most actively traded stock on the NYSE and was down 1.64% but on $6 billion in total weekly volume. that's insane.....

Chertoff or Jerkoff?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/11/AR2006021101409.html

are all of these guys incompetent?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

U.S trade deficit balloons 17.5%

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060211/economy.html?.v=2

And the year's $201.6 billion deficit with China, the largest ever recorded with a single country, brought demands for a crackdown on what the U.S. sees as unfair trade practices.

I've got an idea, let's start a trade war with China, hell why not the whole damn Pacific Rim. No problem, devalue the dollar and slap them with some tariffs

One problem sir, they own half our debt... the debt we used to finance all those imports from China.

is this a chinese handcuff?

On Brad Setser's blog through the RGE Monitor:
The US spent almost exactly as much on imports from China - 243.46b - as on imports of petroleum -- $243.18b (using the raw data). But oil imports did grow just a bit faster than imports from China. US imports from China increased by 23.8% in 2005.
http://www.rgemonitor.com/blog/setser/117055

do you think if it was switched and China had the oil and Arab countries had the cheap manufacturing we would have invaded China instead of Iraq?

man that's deep Mr President...

Whittaker - MC after shooting another par

http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/players/Ron+Whittaker/1679/scorecard/2006/5

it's ok Ron Ron, we are all supporting your efforts.. keep up the good work

Kwan Says She May Withdraw if Not Healthy

TURIN, Italy - Michelle Kwan' name might be out of the Olympics before she ever starts. Kwan cut short her first practice because of a sore groin Saturday and left open the possibility of withdrawing from the Winter Games if she's not 100 percent healthy.

i like the sore groin story and all, but really, who gives a shit....

Doctors Remove Part of Sharon's Intestine

JERUSALEM - Doctors removed nearly 2 feet of
Ariel Sharon's severely damaged large intestine during emergency surgery Saturday, but there was no immediate threat to the comatose prime minister's life, a hospital official said.


except of course that he is still comatose...

just in time for Fat Tuesday

hey padre, did you hear the one about the jew, the catholic and the colored boy?

Mr. Baber (pronounced Babaarrrr) has submitted a resolution to Mr. Mayor

it's called the don't fuck with me law. "you guys can say whatever you want. innuendo, lies, bitch about sports, communist propaganda, whatever. just keep it off of me. you got that? i'm clean as a whistle and i want to keep it that way."

Mr. Baber went on to request the Mayor to bypass the legislative body and go ahead and sign the bill. "you don't need their approval, just sign it. we're at war, goddammit. you can do whatever you want."

when asked for comment, Daniel Webster, attorney for the republic of Dookieville, stated "i think Baber (pronounced Babaarrrr) has some legitimate concerns. we all do. now do we need to write legislation? that's another matter. we should be focusing on important matters like the extension of kwanzaa and the recent hike in the price of budweiser."

to be continued......

Republicans calling Bush's Bullshit

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/11/politics/11wilson.html?hp&ex=1139720400&en=59377f03d7233550&ei=5094&partner=homepage

appreciate it, thanks.. it's kinda important since the Constitution is at stake. i mean, it's only the backbone of our democracy.

you guys think the Democrats will stand up? not likely. it's an election year and the Dems will likely err on the side of bitching and complaining but no real action.

We are at the mercy of a few ethical Republicans. i can't believe i said it

Friday, February 10, 2006

Round 1 Pebble Beach - Whittaker shoots even par

http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/players/Ron+Whittaker/1679/scorecard/2006/5

Bush's Nomination of Warsh to Fed Draws Criticism and Confusion

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a76b9kj07yPM

one of his bike riding buddies.. he he he he... "come on Kevin baby, lower those rates, drive up those oil prices, momma needs a new pair of shoes..."

White House Knew of Levee's Failure on Night of Storm

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush administration officials said they had been caught by surprise when they were told on Tuesday, Aug. 30, that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans.

But Congressional investigators have now learned that an eyewitness account of the flooding from a federal emergency official reached the Homeland Security Department's headquarters starting at 9:27 p.m. the day before, and the White House itself at midnight.

President Bush was resting comfortably at his ranch in Crawford as thousands of people along the Gulf Coast were clinging to their lives as the winds and water invaded their homes. The apocalypse was near, yet, the President had to focus on his task at hand; the VFW speech in San Diego. It was vital to protecting the Homeland, thought Bush.

Thank you, Mr. President for standing tall in times of crises.

bad mojo comes back to haunt the cynic

For those of you that missed it, bad mojo was surrounding the cynic last night as his dumbass tossed his quart of beer (top closed) into the blazing fire. the little beer and backwash that was left boiled up to create a ticking molotov cocktail. the explosion could have really injured those surrounding the fire and they are lucky to be alive. as one observer noted, "now we know what it's like to be in Iraq".
the cynic escaped with some small nicks and his wife was not pissed. hopefully the other observers were equally as fortunate....

this is another reason the cynic is only allowed to drink out of a can... demerits have been issued.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bush Details 2002 al-Qaida plot on LA

"Today, President Bush gave new details about a purported 2002 terrorist plan to use shoe bombs to blow open the cockpit door of a commercial jetliner, take control of the plane and crash it into a building in Los Angeles. "


"Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he was blindsided by President Bush's announcement of new details on a purported 2002 hijacking plot aimed at a downtown skyscraper, and described communication with the White House as "nonexistent."

is the President just thinking of that episode of "24" - he he he, that Jack Bauer is a great American... American i said..


Bush and Rice condemn violence

did you guys see this?
i read while on the shitter (the only time i get to see our miserable excuse for a paper)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran and Syria of trying to "inflame sentiments" across the Muslim world.... - that's our job "hey you can't do that to our pledges, only we can do that to our pledges"

Bush urged foreign leaders to halt the spreading of violence and to protect diplomats in besieged embassies. "We reject violence as a way to express discontent with what may be printed in a free press, " said the President. - we, however, condone spreading of violence when it comes to protecting our oil assets... carpet bombing anyone? i love the smell of napalm in the morning...

what do you think there mr. mayor? could we pass a law to give you power to spread violence and trash the constitution of dookieville?
-the cynic

return of the Long Bond

FYI

Treasury just auctioned the first 30YR bond since 2001 – kind of a milestone
Bond was trading at 5.57% on “when issued” basis before auction, came at 5.53%, traded down to 5.50% on the strong demand…
Foreign central banks took down half the issue

the 2YR is trading at 4.63%
pretty screwy if you ask me.. it’s cheaper for the government to borrow money for 30 years than it is for a bank to borrow overnight..


Why would Asia finance our exploding entitlement and war liabilties? my bet is we continue to print money inflating the currency. you'll have plenty of dollars to retire on, the problem is that it might take $1,000 to buy a loaf of bread. your advil will cost about $10,000...

-the cynic

bizarro world

DeLay Rejoins House Appropriations Committee?
who are these people?

I felt this way after the election:
Do you ever feel like you live in bizarro world where everything you believe and think is totally opposite of what we think is normal?

democrats
economy
katrina
wiretapping
constitution

One big trick fuck after another..


-the cynic