Wednesday, October 31, 2007


The song "Magic" on Bruce Springsteen's new disc of the same name starts out as a magician showing his audience one trick after another. But as the song progresses Springsteen invokes a theme that runs throughout the current White House Administration. As Ron Suskind reported in his book "The One Percent Solution" an administration official was quoted as saying "we control the reality. When you think you know the reality, we change that reality...".

It's a magic act.

I see that ClearChannel is not promoting this record:

Please buy "Magic", you'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Love This Guy's Writing

Matt Taibbi is just laugh-out-loud funny. He has been covering the Republicans running for Prez of the U.S. of A. for Rolling Stone magazine. His stories are one of the main reasons I keep my subscription.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I Hear The Drums Of War


Yesterday our illustrious leader held a presser to tell us the Congress sucks and that if Iran even has the knowledge to build a nuclear weapon it'll be WWIII.

This morning Joe Scarborough had ex-chief of staff Andy Card on his Morning Joe show. You know, the architect of the Iraq war propaganda in 2002.

David Ignatius of the Washington Post in his column today plays on the fear of Al Qaeda getting a nuclear and/or biological weapon.

Al Qaeda = Terrorist ; Terrorist= Iran
Therefore: Al Queda = Iran

Simple, huh.

The Fear Card is in play Ladies and Gents.

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Road To Recovery

A few posts back I was complaining about not being able to smell. I went an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor who told me that I have polyps in both sinuses. Surgery was needed.

Yesterday I had that procedure. I am home taking it easy for a few days.

My only concern for the operation was having my nose packed while the healing takes place. But now the surgeon uses a plastic sleeve a little thicker than cellophane to hold against the nostril and allows me to breath. Isn't technology great!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Boy, Do They Get Their Panties In A Wad

The vote for censure in the Senate yesterday about an ad in a newspaper just shows what a bunch of cowards politicians are.

There are over 1 million Iraqis killed in this war of aggression and another 2 million displaced and all Congress can do is fan their faces and clutch their pearls over's full page ad in the New York Times?

I think the Republican Party should change their name to the Anti-Democrat Party. That is the only enemy they seem willing to fight because it is the only one they can win.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Faux Outrage

Just saw Nick (helmet-hair) Roberts from CNN report that President Bush was very upset about the infamous ad in the New York Times reguarding General Petraeus.

Well, Boo-Hoo!

WASHINGTON, Sep 12 (IPS) - In sharp contrast to the lionisation of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the U.S. Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus's superior, Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided Petraeus as a sycophant during their first meeting in Baghdad last March, according to Pentagon sources familiar with reports of the meeting.Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to be "an ass-kissing little chickenshit" and added, "I hate people like that", the sources say. That remark reportedly came after Petraeus began the meeting by making remarks that Fallon interpreted as trying to ingratiate himself with a superior.

Is the general anything other than a political tool?

From the UK Independent ...
The US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, expressed long-term interest in running for the US presidency when he was stationed in Baghdad, according to a senior Iraqi official who knew him at that time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Some Breathing Room

The so-called "Surge" was to give breathing room for the Iraqi government to get their act together.

After General Petraeu's testimony yesterday, the surge has only given political breathing room to President Bush.

All the sacrifice that our military has given since this operation was started was only to cover his ass.

God, I'm depressed.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

I Could Not Have Said It Any Better Myself

I love this line from Joe Galloway at McClatchy Newspapers:

"the current struggle for the presidential nominations of the two major parties is going to produce only the two tallest midgets."

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What Did You Do With The $75 Billion I Just Gave You?

President Bush plans to ask Congress next month for up to $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq, a White House official said yesterday, a move that appears to reflect increasing administration confidence that it can fend off congressional calls for a rapid drawdown of U.S. forces.

My Head Spins

No matter how far down our president's approval rating goes, Congress' is always lower.

As Mark Twain said,"Congress, that grand benevolent asylum for the helpless..."

Much has been spun in the media about Congress' historically low ratings. The spin comes in when the low ratings are the fault of the Democratic majority. The talking heads in my TeeVee say it is because the legislative branch is spending too much time investigating and not passing legislation (doing the people's business they like to say).

This is false. We are pissed at Congress because they haven't done enough to stop our dear leader and his vice-president from gutting the Constitution, starting a war of aggression with a sovern country that did not attack us and are now in the midst of starting another war with Iran and/or Syria on no more pretext than the fact that they can.

Is there no person of integity who will stand up to these bullies? Or has this administration used it's power to spy on Americans to blackmail it's domestic and political enemies to keep them in check?

One has to wonder...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's Dead Elvis Day

There will be some swoonin' going on at Graceland, but it won't be because it's the 30th anniversary of his death. It will be because it is going to be 106 degrees in Memphis today. The candlelight vigil begins at 8pm but fans start lining up at 6am.

What were you doing when you heard that Elvis had died? I was getting ready to go to my night shift job at Chromcraft Furniture. It was very hot that day too.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Can't You Smell The Coffee?

The answer is no, I cannot. I have lost my sense of smell.

I had a sinus infection a few months ago which went on for weeks before finally going to the doctor. I got a "sinus coctail" shot in my ass and a round of anti-biotics.

My head is clear now, but I cannot smell a damn thing. This can be a good thing as now my shit don't stink. At least to me. But if I step in dog poop in the yard I would like to know it before others ask me " Hey, do you smell dog shit?" And it would be a good thing to smell smoke if the house is burning.

Along with the loss of smell I get the added bonus that I now cannot taste anything. Nothing. It's very frustrating to sit at the table where everyone else is making yummy sounds while we are eating and to me it all tastes the same. Bland.

My world is a lot less wonderful now.

Friday, July 20, 2007

A Bad Moon Rising

I have been having really strange dreams of late. Not really nightmares just disturbing. The moon is waxing this July and I feel it is a bad moon rising.

I find it upsetting when I hear political pundits on the TeeVee say that a terrorist attack on America will get the President and the GOP back on top in the public's mind because they are so tough on "terror."

Now I read this:

It's not too difficult to imagine, is it?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

David Brooks - Loves Him Some President Bush

I read the latest from the New York Time's David Brooks this morning in my local paper.

It's noon and I have just now stopped throwing up.

What a hack.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Well, Guess What

From Media Matters:

Conventional wisdom says that the American public is fundamentally conservative - hostile to government, in favor of unregulated markets, at peace with inequality, wanting a foreign policy based on the projection of military power, and traditional in its social values.

Read the report:

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


As a tribute to Atrios:

Why was Bill Bennett on my TeeVee this morning?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Undead (Dick Cheney) Rise Again

Dick Cheney came to Capital Hill today to give what for to those uppity Democrats.

Who believes anything that lyin' piece o' shit says anyway?


Friday, April 13, 2007

The Cash House Is Gone

John and June Cash's house burned to the groud.

I like the idea of it being gone than to think of Barry Gibb living there.

The Cash House burned down by Barry Fucking Gibb.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut 1922-2007

I read "Breakfast of Champions" at the urging of my girlfriend while I was in college. After that it was "Cat's Cradle", then "Slaughterhouse Five" and "The Sirens of Titan".

'nuf said.

Good Night, Kurt

Imus Be Goin'

I must confess that I have been a quasi-regular watcher of Imus in the Morning program since the run up to the war in Iraq. I became kind of intrigued by all the politicians, pundits and preachers that come on the show. But I could never figure out where the man was coming from.

But mostly I watched it so I could get good and pissed off to start my day. A lot of the time it was because of a remark that he makes. He really earned my wrath about 2 weeks ago when he made a snide comment about the Lucinda Williams a well known singer/songwriter. He said something like "boy, that Lucinda Williams looks like the kind of gal like that astronaut. You know who would drive across the country in a diaper and show up with a hammer and some rope...but I love her stuff"

Man, did I get hot! He didn't know her. How could he make such a statement? Well, it comes easy to him. He's mean.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter Sunday

Last Sunday was Easter. It was also my 30th wedding anniversary. My wife and I spent it cooking a large dinner for the family.

There are no doubt a lot of people out there who think that spending a milestone anniversary doing that would not be their way of celebrating. But I could not think of a better way to spend the day.

Monday, April 02, 2007

I Gots Me A New Computer

Just got a Dell Latitude D620 notebook computer. Me likey very much...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Well, I'm Back...

Haven't posted since the election in November. I was beginning a kitchen remodel that lasted until just before Christmas. Then the Holidays. Now that spring is here and decent in in the air I thought it would be a good time to start writing again. I don't think anyone reads this blog, but I need the practice.

I don't want to write only about politics, but up until now that is what was coming out every time I sat down to write. I will be writing about more personal things, friends, family, life here in Northwestern Misssissippi in general.

But, since yesterday was the 4th anniversary of the beginning of our little war in Iraq, I could not let it go by without posting the following from The Rude Pundit:

Bush the Perfunctory:
Four years, 3200+ dead, 24,000++ wounded, the fast track to a trillion dollars flushed down the shitter, the country begging for the exit strategy, and that's all the speech we get?Five minutes or less of "Fuck you, fuckers, we're staying and I don't give two sheep shits what anyone thinks. Oh, and Congress? Gimme the money, bitches." He might as well have come out in his pajamas, grunted, "Talking points 3, 27, and 105," and shuffled back to sleep, scratching his ass along the way. Then the reporters could have consulted their handy lists of talking points, downloadable to their PDAs, to see which lines they needed to repeat again and again.It was pretty much the same pattern as the last anniversary remarks: Bush told us who he talked to on the phone before saying how super-duper great the troops are. A little bit of 9/11 goodness thrown in for spice.A compassionate man might have offered moments of comfort and promises of better treatment to the abused wounded, a wise man might have at least made a stab at an explanation, but Bush is neither wise nor compassionate. He chose the perfunctory route - no one could accuse him of missing the anniversary, but no one would remember a word he said.Now the Rude Pundit's gonna celebrate four years of the Iraq war by downing Vietnamese food with a bottle of vodka from Belgrade.

Hail to the Chief....