Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sonic Rivals vs. The Iraq Study Group

Iraq Study Group Recommendations:

"Go Big," "Go Long" and "Go Home"


Sonic Rivals PlayStation Game Slogan:

"Go Fast, Go Hard, or Go Home!"


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

More Than 3,700 Iraqis Killed in October


"The Iraqi death toll hit a record high in October, with more than 3,700 people losing their lives in the ongoing violence, according to a UN report.

The majority of the 3,709 people who died were killed in sectarian attacks - nearly 200 more than in the previous record month of July.

The brunt of the violence was borne in Baghdad, while the report also noted that women were increasingly victims.

The UN bases its figures on data collected by the Iraqi Health Ministry."


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Subway Blogging


Tucker Carlson Wasting MSNBC's Money?

Noted stupid person Tucker Carlson is deeply worried, about the question, as his headline puts it, "Hillary Wasting Donor's Money?"

This is because Hillary spent a lot in a very expensive state and won by a whopping margin.

What's more wasteful? Spending millions on a winnning campaign or millions on a losing one?

I eagerly await his report on how much George Allen and Rick Santorum "wasted."


Sunday, November 19, 2006

McCain on "This Week"

Shorter John McCain:

"If I believed what I believed then I would call for troops to withdraw, but I haven't yet determined if I believe what I believe."


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Vilsack Benefits Hillary?

Not really.

If Vilsack wins Iowa and Hillary Clinton comes in second, it will help her, but only be what people expect.

If Clark, or Edwards, or whoever, comes in a strong third, they benefit most of all.

If anyone beats Clinton for second place in Iowa, and it could certainly happen, then that person is in position of strength, and she darn well better come in first in New Hampshire.

Gore is an exception to this. He would have beat or tie Hillary in at least one of those first two states or he would also not have met expectations.

Iowa also remains important because the last place finisher, depending on the results, will get pressure to drop out.

Today's Quiz: Rudy For Prez?

Which of the following will NOT hurt Rudy Giuliani in the primaries:

(A) He married his cousin

(B) He’s in favor of gay rights

(C) His best friend and Homeland Security choice is a crook

(D) He dumped his second wife on television

(E) He’s pro-gun control

(F) He moved his girlfriend into the mayor’s mansion, while still married

(G) He’s not anti-choice

(H) He lived with two gay men

(I) He favors amnesty for illegal aliens

(J) He’s unpopular with minorities

(K) He likes to dress in women’s clothing

Answer: (J)


Friday, November 10, 2006

Stuff on My Cat



"Can we expect a different military strategy from Al Qaeda based on what's happened here in the U.S.?"

- Rita Cosby, MSNBC, November 10, 2006


Studio 60 on the Via Dolorosa

Odd morning tv note -- both Good Morning America and The Today Show are from Jerusalem. Specifically, Diane Sawyer and Matt Lauer nearly tripped over each other reporting live from the Via Dolorosa.*

*CBS has Donny Osmond.

What gives?

If then End Times are here, someone shoot me an e-mail.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bush Administration Turns to Figure Skater to Revive America's Image

"Hoping to boost America's image abroad, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appointed U.S. figure skating star Michelle Kwan on Thursday as a public diplomacy envoy for the Bush administration.

Once an aspiring skater herself, Rice said Kwan showed humility and grace under pressure during her athletic career and was the perfect choice as a goodwill ambassador.

"It is a time of great consequence in the world and I know you are going to play an important and valuable role for our nation," said Rice, with Kwan, 26, at her side."

Next Week:

Tonya Harding to lead American Forces in Iraq.


Ed Bradley of "60 Minutes" Dies

Like many people I grew up watching 60 Minutes and Ed Bradely on the show. No need to go in depth on his years of experience and great reporting. Recently we saw him do good work on the Duke case and had a fun interview with Tiger Woods.

Too bad.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Donald Rumsfeld was:

(A) The Youngest Secretary of Defense Ever

(B) The Oldest Secretary of Defense Ever

(C) The Weirdest Secretary of Defense Ever

(D) The Worst Secretary of Defense Ever

(E) All of the Above


Bush Will Raise the Minimum Wage

In his press conference Bush signaled he is ready to make a deal to raise the minimum wage.

Also, will get some reauthorization of No Child Left Behind.


Stay the What?

Bush on the American People:

"Somehow it steeped in their consciousness, that my strategy was 'Stay the Course.'"

Robert Gates to be the new Secretary of Defense

Bush is dipping into Poppy's well.

Gates was head of the CIA under Bush 41.


Rumsfeld To Resign


Secretary of Defense Will Resign

The fallout from The Blue Wave continues.


Tester Wins


Tester Wins By 3,000 votes

Current Senate Count:

Democrats 50

Republicans 49

Webb in Virginia leads by 8,000 votes.


Norquist Vows to Fight On

"Nancy Pelosi will do for the Republicans what [Bill] Clinton did for the Republicans — become the lightning rod to explain that their congressman who they thought was a reasonable guy was really a left-wing wacko."

– Grover Norquist

Bill Clinton was reallly a left-wing wacko?

That's his reality and he's sticking with it.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bush Insults the Troops! Will He Apologize?

"This bill meets our commitment to America's Armed Forces by preparing them to meet the threats of tomorrow. Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

– George W. Bush, August 5, 2004

Source: Office of the Press Secretary, The White House

Bush Apology Watch:

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