Saturday, September 30, 2006

The School Buses!

Congressman Foley said he was e-mailing to find out if the teenager was OK after Hurricane Katrina and "wanted a photo to see that the former page was all right," Shimkus said.

Give a whole new meaning to "the school buses!"

Iraqis Want Americans to Leave


Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hundreds of Contacts Between White House

From The New York Times

Report Links White House and Lobbyist
By Philip Shenon

Washington, September 28

"A bipartisan Congressional report documents hundreds of contacts between White House officials and the corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his partners, including at least 10 direct contacts between Mr. Abramoff and Karl Rove, the president’s chief political strategist.

The House Government Reform Committee report, based on e-mail messages and other records subpoenaed from Mr. Abramoff’s lobbying firm, found 485 contacts between Mr. Abramoff’s lobbying team and White House officials from 2001 to 2004, including 82 with Mr. Rove’s office.

The lobbyists spent almost $25,000 in meals and drinks for the White House officials and provided them with tickets to numerous sporting events and concerts, according to the report, scheduled for release Friday.

The authors of the report said it was generally unclear from available records whether the aides reimbursed Mr. Abramoff for the meals or tickets. Ethics rules bar White House officials from accepting lobbyists’ gifts worth more than $20.

A White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino, said Thursday that while White House officials had not seen the report, earlier evidence showed that Mr. Abramoff had exaggerated his ties to the administration and was “ineffective in terms of getting government officials to take actions.”

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Yet Another Jeanine Pirro Scandal

Jeanine Pirro and Bernie Kerik were in on a plot to wiretap her husband so she could spy on him.

There's a brain trust at work.

No word yet if the pot-bellied pigs were in on the plot or even had their feeding trough tapped.

Monday, September 25, 2006

I can't wait to hear George Allen's thoughts on "Diff'rent Strokes"

James Wolcott:

"According to an exclusive report on Salon, Allen, his tongue loosened after too many hits of snuff, snidely disparaged the sitcom dry-cleaning magnate George Jefferson, performed with such panache by Sherman Hensley, "as a cocky little squirt who needed to be taught a lesson" and Tom Willis as "a traitor to his race--the human race." Allen's running critique of the show also betrayed uneasy hints of homophobia, evidenced by his jibes that Mr. Bentley was a bit "minty" for his tastes."

You won't believe what he said during "All in the Family."


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Chafee an "Upstart"?


"Moderate Republican upstart Sen. Lincoln Chafee
declared victory in a tough Rhode Island primary that
bolstered GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate."


Son of Senator, rich white man, incumbent member of the majority party of the Senate, is an "upstart"?

I do not think that words means what they think it means.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Cat Blog

One solitary spot of sun......