Thursday, November 30, 2006

Are George W. Bush lovers certifiable?

A collective “I told you so” will ripple through the world of Bush-bashers once news of Christopher Lohse’s study gets out.

Lohse, a social work master’s student at Southern Connecticut State University, says he has proven what many progressives have probably suspected for years: a direct link between mental illness and support for President Bush.

Lohse says his study is no joke. The thesis draws on a survey of 69 psychiatric outpatients in three Connecticut locations during the 2004 presidential election. Lohse’s study, backed by SCSU Psychology professor Jaak Rakfeldt and statistician Misty Ginacola, found a correlation between the severity of a person’s psychosis and their preferences for president: The more psychotic the voter, the more likely they were to vote for Bush.

“Bush supporters had significantly less knowledge about current issues, government and politics than those who supported Kerry,” the study says.

.......I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!

http://www.ctnow.com/custom/nmm/newhavenadvocate/hce-nha-1123-nh48bushbash48.artnov23,0,1695911.story

Court Hears Global Warming Case

The Supreme Court yesterday cautiously confronted for the first time the issue of global warming, hearing a challenge to the Bush administration's refusal to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases in new vehicles.

...and our favorite justice, Antonin "Fuck You" Scalia, had this to say...

At one point, he (Scalia) acknowledged the role of carbon dioxide as a pollutant in the air but wondered about it being a pollutant in the "stratosphere."

"Respectfully, Your Honor, it is not the stratosphere. It's the troposphere," Milkey (lawyer) said.

"Troposphere, whatever. I told you before I'm not a scientist," Scalia said to laughter. "That's why I don't want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/29/AR2006112900169.html

Thursday, November 23, 2006

RUN DMC



First hit this link:
http://www.sonymusic.com/clips/selection/fu/RunDMC/RunDMC_PeteRockMegamix_full.ram

Then read this link:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2672294&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1

He's scored touchdowns four different ways this season. He has 12 rushing touchdowns, a 70-yard catch for a touchdown, two passing touchdowns and the 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. With 1,303 rushing yards, he's just 84 yards behind the Arkansas single-season record set by Madre Hill in 1995.
McFadden, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back, said it would be a "great honor" to break the Arkansas rushing record.
But an even greater honor would be bringing a first-ever SEC championship back to Fayetteville.
The next two defenses (LSU and Florida) will be the toughest two McFadden has faced all season. The Gators are allowing just 71.8 yards per game on the ground and the Tigers 74.6 yards. Neither defense is giving up more than 2.7 yards per carry.
McFadden's teammates say these are the types of games he lives for.
"He runs hard, and you'll see it go to another level now," Arkansas cornerback Chris Houston said. "If you try to tackle him one-on-one, it's not going to be too pretty for you."




Saturday, November 18, 2006

Take a trip back..........

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/

whether its the Allmans at Fillmore West
Stevie Wonder at Winterland
or Traffic at Fillmore East

there is something for everyone on this website.. free access to the vaults

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Glenn Beck-Classless

...I also heard this asshole on Rush Limbaugh (yes, I listen sometimes) slamming non-whites that report on Al-Jazeera...

CNN's Beck to first-ever Muslim congressman: "[W]hat I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies' "

http://mediamatters.org/items/200611150004

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Inmate Allegedly Urged to Strip for Pie

AP) Two Lenawee County Jail officers have been fired after authorities say they urged an inmate to strip and run naked around his cellblock in exchange for a piece of cherry pie. "We took decisive action," Sheriff Larry Richardson told The Daily Telegram.Richardson said firing of the officers _ two of the jail's best employees _ was recommended by the county's labor attorney. Richardson said he learned of the incident in a letter from another inmate.The sheriff's department said Sunday that the names of the officers weren't being released.Union officials have challenged the firings, saying the punishment was too severe. Union local president Deputy Michael Osborne said it's not normal procedure to fire such employees after a single incident.Richardson said the officers considered it a prank. An investigation found that the male inmate who was urged to strip saw the two officers eating in August in the jail's glass-enclosed control tower and asked for some food.The conversation turned to joking about what the inmate would do for cherry pie, the investigation found, and the inmate said he was willing to streak. Richardson said the inmate was allowed out of his cell and streaked.No criminal charges will be brought, the Lenawee County prosecutor's office has ruled. Following that decision the department went ahead with internal disciplinary action, Richardson said."We had to be satisfied there was no criminal act," Richardson said.

White House: Iran must play constructive role

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061114/ts_nm/iran_usa_dc_9


uhhhh..... i thought Iran was supplying terrorists with weapons.. what next?
White House to request troops and nuclear warheads from N. Korea to battle insurgents

Friday, November 10, 2006

funny shit.... love those brits

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dyqEPgRc6IE&search=rainbow

Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1557842,00.html

what goes around.....


wonder if this is the real reason he retired early

R.I. senator may leave Republican Party

As happy as I am that the Dems took control of both Houses...a decent and good voice of reason got caught up in the wake of the Neo-cons...Lincoln Chaffee...check it out...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061110/ap_on_el_se/rhode_island_senate

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Oh, Rummy...don't go away mad...just go away....

Just for fun (and a little gloating)...here are a few tidbits from Rummy's catalogue...AHEM!

"As we know, There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know There are known unknowns. That is to say We know there are some things We do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, The ones we don't know We don't know."
—Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing

"Things will not be necessarily continuous. The fact that they are something other than perfectly continuous Ought not to be characterized as a pause. There will be some things that people will see. There will be some things that people won't see. And life goes on."
—Oct. 12, 2001, Department of Defense news briefing

"Oh my goodness gracious, What you can buy off the Internet In terms of overhead photography!
A trained ape can know an awful lot Of what is going on in this world, Just by punching on his mouse For a relatively modest cost!"
—June 9, 2001, following European trip

...later, dude...

AP: Startling findings in Tillman probe

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061109/ap_on_re_us/inquest_for_a_warrior

the nightmare is reality

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

White House Caught Allegedly Doctoring "Mission Accomplished" Video...

Not only is the GOP involved in voter intimidation, blackmail, fraud and other Rovian tactics, but the White House gets caught by a YouTuber doctoring the "Mission Accomplished" speech...

...from our friends at The Huffington Post...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/11/07/white-house-caught-allege_n_33521.html

Friday, November 03, 2006

Bush Blasts Dems During Missouri Visit

Part of Bush's plan for Iraq:

"We have a plan for victory. We have a plan to secure this country, and part of our plan is to send Jim Talent back to the United States Senate."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2626763

...if this weren't so damn scary it would be funny...

THERE IS NO CURRENT PLAN FOR IRAQ...

Key Evangelical quits amid gay sex claim

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061103/ap_on_re_us/haggard_sex_allegations

innocent til proven guilty but typical bs

The accusations were made by Mike Jones, 49, of Denver, who said he decided to go public because of the political fight over the amendments.
"I just want people to step back and take a look and say, 'Look, we're all sinners, we all have faults, but if two people want to get married, just let them, and let them have a happy life,'" said Jones, who added that he isn't working for any political group.
Jones, who said he is gay, said he was also upset when he discovered Haggard and the New Life Church had publicly opposed same-sex marriage.
"It made me angry that here's someone preaching about gay marriage and going behind the scenes having gay sex," he said.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

National Foreclosures +17% QoQ, +43% YoY

http://news.yahoo.com/s/sddt/20061101/lo_sddt/foreclosureactivitypickingupsteam

some of the economic numbers Dubs doesn't want you to know about...

Fascism - Us or Them?

Fascism - a system of social organization in which the political state is a dictatorship supported by a political elite and in which the economic society is an autarchic capitalism, enclosed and planned, in which the government assumes responsibility for creating adequate purchasing power through the instrumentality of national debt and in which militarism is adopted as a great economic project for creating work as well as a great romantic project in the service of the imperialist state.

Broken down, it includes these devices:
1. A government whose powers are unrestrained.


2. A leader who is a dictator, absolute in power but responsible to the party which is a preferred elite.

3. An economic system in which production and distribution are carried on by private owners but in accordance with plans made by the state directly or under its immediate supervision.

4. These plans involve control of all the instruments of production and distribution through great government bureaus which have the power to make regulations or directives with the force of law.

5. They involve also the comprehensive integration of government and private finances, under which investment is directed and regimented by the government, so that while ownership is private and production is carried on by private owners there is a type of socialization of investment, of the financial aspects of production. By this means the state, which by law and by regulation can exercise a powerful control over industry, can enormously expand and complete that control by assuming the role of banker and partner.

6. They involve also the device of creating streams of purchasing power by federal government borrowing and spending as a permanent institution.

7. As a necessary consequence of all this, militarism becomes an inevitable part of the system since it provides the easiest means of draining great numbers annually from the labor market and of creating a tremendous industry for the production of arms for defense, which industry is supported wholly by government borrowing and spending.

8. Imperialism becomes an essential element of such a system where that is possible — particularly in the strong states, since the whole fascist system, despite its promises of abundance, necessitates great financial and personal sacrifices, which people cannot be induced to make in the interest of the ordinary objectives of civil life and which they will submit to only when they are presented with some national crusade or adventure on the heroic model touching deeply the springs of chauvinistic pride, interest, and feeling.