Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cat Blogging!


Friday, December 28, 2007


Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 6:52 AM
To: Siegel, Mark

Nothing will, God willing happen. Just wanted u to know if
it does in addition to the names in my letter to Musharaf of
Oct 16nth, I wld hold Musharaf responsible. I have been
made to feel insecure by his minions and there is no way
what is happening in terms of stopping me from taking
private cars or using tinted windows or giving jammers
or four police mobiles to cover all sides cld happen without him.

Are we sure it was Al Qaeda?


Jim Tankersley, at the Chicago Tribune's blog The Swamp, writes a post titled "Huckabee's muzzle control problem," and scores a minor scoop on a bizarre incident at "pheasant-hunting expedition" by Huckabee in Iowa on Wednesday. A reporter asked why he hadn’t invited Cheney along, and Huckabee said, "Because I want to survive all the way through this."

Tankersley writes, "Huckabee’s party turned toward a cluster of reporters and cameramen and, when they kicked up a pheasant, fired shotgun blasts over the group’s heads." He added: "This, friends, is dangerously bad hunting form.”

"Your Swamp correspondent, the son of a longtime hunter education instructor, grew up plying the corn rows and stream banks of rural Oregon with a Labrador retriever and a Mossberg 20-gauge pump shotgun. On our hunts for pheasant, grouse and quail, merely swinging a gun barrel in the general direction of another person was grounds for day-long banishment to the truck (which smelled like wet dog)."

"Suffice to say, if any of our hunting mates had pulled a stunt like Huckabee’s yesterday, we never would have invited them back. It’s the sort of behavior that drives safety-conscious hunters up the wall, because it reinforces a reckless, gun-totin’ stereotype."

"My colleague James Oliphant reports that Huckabee’s party was about 75 yards away from the press corps Wednesday when a pheasant jumped up and flew toward the reporters, drawing several shots. 'That was too close,' he reports a cameraman saying."

Perhaps Huckabee missed hunter’s safety classes – Arkansas only requires them for hunters born after 1968 – but the etiquette on this point is clear.

“Never point a firearm at yourself or others,” the International Hunter Education Association declares in its Basic Safety Rules. Later, it adds, “Never point your firearm at something you do not intend to shoot. Make sure you positively identify what you are shooting at and know what lies in front of and beyond it.”

Huckabee emerged happily from his hunt, three dead pheasants in tow, Oliphant reports. Asked for a metaphor to describe the hunt, he replied, "Don't get in my way. This is what happens."

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Chris Matthews Show - December 23, 2007

The Chris Matthews Show
December 23, 2007

Matthews: Best Move of 2007!

Katty: Obama peaks just before iowa caucus

Rather: Rudy 9/11

Matthews: i agree!

Norah: women hate Hillary

Sully: Ron Paul rulez he's teh real conservative!!!!

Tweety: Worst move!!!?

Rather: Edwards - he's too angry!!!

Norah: Fred Thompson forgetting to have any ideas

Matthews: so sad

Sully: Democrats could have been a real 5th column and ended the war

Katty: GOP lost all hispanics for years

Tweety: Most Ballsy Move!!!

Katty: Rudy takes phone call in speech so dumb

Rather: Romney saying "varmints" that frog won't fly

Norah: Obama is stinky i love empty gossip like that

Tweety: she's martha mitchell!!!

Sully: Mitt is stupid and Michelle is a force of black female nature

Matthews: Foot in Mouth award!!

Kay: Hillary had the worst moment talking about drivers' licenses

Sully: agreeed it has killed her campaign

Norah: Craig is still in teh senate - it shows how tolerant the GOP is now

Rather: Gonzalez is evil

Tweety: strange bedfellows

Kay: what the fuck is with teh GOP nominating a gay friendly abortionist

O'Donell: the Dick Cheney and Barack Obama are cousins story

Tweety: i'm replacing you with a ficus

Tweety: Jarring Moment!

Rather: ann coulter's admits she is an anti semite althohgh she wishes she could take it back

Sully: no i disagree it's when she attacked gays

Katty: dan she doesn't want to take it back

Sully: that's right and she didn't you're naïve

Norah: hah ha funniest moment Kucinich said he was beamed aboard a spaceship and had sex with a six foot red headed alien!!

Tweety: there's a difference betwen saying you saw something in teh sky you couldn't identify and you saw a UFO -- that implies you believe in intelligent life in teh universe

Kay: looking at you tweety i doubt it myself

Matthews: Zinger of teh Year!

O'Donnell: Hillary attacking evil men was so spontaneous and reminding us of Bill Clinton having sex with monica ha ha ha ha

Sully: she has a devilish cackle!!


Sully: when Obama zapped her by saying he was looking forward to having her advise him it was as brilliant as the time Reagan quoted a line from one of his movies

Matthews: i loved that plagiarising senile bastard

Matthews: Best Year of 2007?

Sully: bob gates has won teh war for us

Rather: al gore and petreaus he had great PR whether is lasts or not

O'Donnell: yes the general even if he fails it's a sweet story - USA!! USA!!

Kay: al gore you dumbass

Matthews: Worst Year in 07!!

Katty, Rather: Baseball

Tweety: roger clemens is still hawt

O'Donnell: Nifong poor white boyz!

Sully: briteny spears

Tweety: hey she's the responsible one!!

Biggest Event in 2007 ?!?!?!

Kay: decline in the dollar yur killing me

Rather: sub prime crisis remember this is the tip of iceberg which is rapidly melting by the way

Sully: America lost it's soul in 2007 but we did gain the suburbs of Iraq

Tweety: aren't the "The Left are all Traitors" guy?

Sully: hey my soul was lost years ago peckerhaid

Friday, December 21, 2007


Boston Globe:

Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald. Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said: "My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit."

NBC First Read:

Admitting that he didn't see the march with his own eyes, he said, "I 'saw' him in the figurative sense."

"The reference of seeing my father lead in civil rights," he said, "and seeing my father march with Martin Luther King is in the sense of this figurative awareness of and recognition of his leadership."

"I've tried to be as accurate as I can be," he continued, smiling firmly. "If you look at the literature or look at the dictionary, the term 'saw' includes being aware of -- in the sense I've described."

The questioning did not relent. "I'm an English literature major," he insisted at one point. "When we say I saw the Patriots win the World Series, it doesn't necessarily mean you were there." (He meant the Super Bowl, of course.)

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Stewart and Colbert to Return Without Writers

Comedy Central’s pair of popular news satirists, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, will return to their television shows on Jan. 7, two months after production was suspended because of a writers’ strike.

Mr. Stewart, host of “The Daily Show,” and Mr. Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” will have to improvise their monologues and interviews without the help of their writing staffs.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Vladimir Putin - Time's Person of the Year

And the runners-up are:

#5 Gen. Petreaus

#4 Hu Jintao

#3 JK Rowling

#2 Al Gore

Time Magazine's Person of the Year

**** Vladimir Putin ****

Interesting because despite Time's insistence to the contrary, it has come to be seen as an honor. They don't give to "bad, but influential guys" (i.e., Hitler, Stalin) anymore.

Until now.

Putin isn't just anti-democratic, he is very likely a ruthless murderer.

As far as Gore being snubbed," it really wasn't expected from Time. Joe Klein's employer is on something of anti-truth tear lately, and their track record clearly favors Republican politicians.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Krugman - Who's Naive?

Paul Krugman calls Barack Obama naive with regard to his health care plan, in contrast to John Edwards. ("Big Table Fantasies." Krugman argues that Edwards wants to fight entrenched businesses, while Obama wants to work with them. One could argue one approach is as naive as another, but the crux of Krugman's argument seems to be not that Obama does not understand that the businesses need to be fought, because Krugman quotes Obama saying they do, but that Obama does not have a plan to do so:

He writes:

As a result, drug and insurance companies — backed by the conservative movement as a whole — will be implacably opposed to any significant reforms. And what would Mr. Obama do then? "I’ll get on television and say Harry and Louise are lying," he says. I’m sure the lobbyists are terrified.

Well, yes, presumably drug and insurance companies will be also be implacably opposed to any significant reforms proposed by John Edwards as well.

What will Edwards do? Krugman does not say.

So who is really naive?

Steve Adubato Delivers A Cheap Shot

Steve Adubato, billed by MSNBC as a "Media Analyst" has written a whining screed titled Former President Unfairly Targets Media, defending that increasingly discredited institution, the American political media.

He writes:

"Bill and Hillary want the media to focus on are only the positive aspects of her experience but won’t say a word about such topics as “Travelgate;” “Whitewater;” exactly how Vince Foster died; missing billing records; or Hillary’s role as architect of the failed effort for universal healthcare."

This is incredibly misleading and pathetically poor journalism. (In the same column, amazingly enough, he accuses Clinton of "cheap shot" attacks on Barack Obama). What is his case, that the silly incident faked up by the right press as "Travelgate" wasn't investigated enough? That not enough has been written about the non-existent scandal called Whitewater? That Hillary is hiding something about the most public policy proposal to come of the Clinton White House? That Hillary Clinton had Vince Foster murdered because he knew too much the missing billing records?

Seriously, it's as if Abudato rolled out of bed pulled out a story from 1993.

This is not to defend Hillary Clinton - her campaign can answer these charges and put forward her case to be the next president. But Adubato caught our eye because the truth matters - at least to us, if not to him.

We've seen enough of Adubato to know he is not a complete jackass, but he evidently lazy, and damm cavalier about throwing around dark accusations about Vince Foster's death. Which, by the way, Steve, were dropped even by Rush Limbaugh and Rupert Murdoch, so you're late to the party, as well a discredit to your profession, whatever it is.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Chris Matthew Show - December 15, 2007

The Chris Matthew Show
December 15, 2007

Matthews: Obama will win Iowa!

Rather: no Edwards will

Kay: dem voters are very excited about Edwards he’s populist

Matthews: iowans don't like nasty like hillary

Kay: but they really want to win so they like it when hillary is tough

Tweety: she's ticklish, tight and desperate

O'Donnell: she's stopped smiling and she's annoyed at the uppity black man

Matthews: she sicced mark penn on Barack

O'Donnell: she's in meltdown

Sullivan: she's incompetent and if she has to fight she's loses it

Tweety: maybe it's her time of the month

Rather: we tend to fixate on teh inbred crackers in iowa what about the alligators in florida??

Penn: who, me bring up cocaine? i would never talk about cocaine hillary hates to talk about cocaine!

Kay: that fat disgusting man is repulsive

Sullivan: Clinton was a liar about drug use and Hillary is a racist

O'Donnell: my name is Norah O'Donnell and i am the dumbest person on teevee

Rather: damm Obama classy when he testifies

Sullivan: those fucking 5th columnists are dividing this nation!

Tweety: why do white women hate hillary?

Sullivan: she is so nasty - like i want my candidates to be

Tweety: so you were wrong?

Sullivan: so i am consistent and at least i don't hate america

Kay: it's simple you dumbasses male = tough; female = shrill

O'Donnell: hillary cannot possibly win if she loses iowa on the hand i think she can win it all because she has volunteers in other states but then again Obama has a lot of money

Tweety: i have houseplants smarter than you

Tweety: this reminds me of a movie where i get to smear hillary with a cheap sexist gender and generation stereotype - Ha!!!

Tweety: ha ha ha -- this is just like the movie "Election" ha ha Barack Obama is the big black man on campus ha!

Kay: congrats tweety - you're sexist, racist, ageist, and shallow

Matthews: ha! I love it!

Tweety: omg!! Huckabee is a religious hate-filled ignorant whack-job!!!!

Sully: you mean provenance not providence

Tweety: whatever

Sullly: he went to bible college and speaks their own....umm…

Tweety: idiom?

Sully: right

Kay: he sold the tires on his house to buy a dishwasher

Kay: this election is going to about the economy

Rather: hillary will fire that fat asshole mark penn

O'Donnell: oooh jenna may get married in the white house or maybe not

Matthews: you're a true idiot aren't you?

Sullivan: the GOP party will panic and turn to john mccain

Matthews: so he wins new hampshire

Sully: no

Matthews: smarter guests pleeze!

Matthews: who do the others want to run against?

Rather: huckabee

Sullivan: romney

Kay: edwards

O'Donnell, Sulllivan and Rather: clinton

Tweety: why

Panel: she's so hated she will united the GOP party

Tweety: who will you vote for Little Roy?

Roy: i hate america so I said fuck citizenship in yur evil empire

Friday, December 14, 2007



Tuesday, December 11, 2007


"German Museum's Chinese Warriors Under Investigation"



NASA Forced to Turn Over Files on '65 UFO

A federal ruling requires the space agency to turn over any records it might have related to a 1965 incident in a small Pennsylvania town

Link to Full Story

The U.S. government says nothing of note happened in this small town in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania at 4:47 p.m. on Dec. 9, 1965. A meteor may have passed by, but no alien ship or Russian space probe fell to Earth, as many here believe.

Still, Bill Bulebush, 82, says he knows what he saw, heard and smelled, despite the doubts of the government and others in this community 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

"I looked up and saw it flying overhead and it was sizzling," said Bulebush, a retired truck driver. "I found it in the woods down there [in a valley] and I got to it 15 to 20 minutes after it landed. I saw it 10 to 15 feet away from behind a big tree -- because I was worried it might blow up -- and it smelled like sulfur or rotten eggs and was shaped like a huge acorn, about the size of a VW."

Other people said that shortly afterward, dozens of Army soldiers and three members of the Air Force showed up; later that night a flatbed military truck took the object away.

Despite such accounts, the government has been "trying to make it out like we're a bunch of liars," Bulebush said. But now he and his fellow believers may have their best chance yet to prove their case.

A recent settlement in a 4-year-long Freedom of Information Act court battle requires NASA to meticulously comb its files for documents about the Kecksburg incident.

The lawsuit was filed in December 2003 in the District of Columbia by Leslie Kean, a freelance journalist, with financial support from the SciFi Channel, which ran a show that year titled "The New Roswell: Kecksburg Exposed."

Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Chris Matthews Show - December 9, 2007

Matthews: Hillary Clinton used to be nice and now she's mean - oh my god!!!

Gregory: interesting

Matthews: she's unattractive and nasty!

Gregory: she can't compete with him on soaring rhetoric but she's more electable

Norris: Oprah isn't just a celebrity she's also a black corporation and a book club

Matthews: she empowered me to trash hillary

Matthews: Obama is a strapping young man how can ugly Hillary compete with his raw sexuality??

Matthews: wow he's so black and handsome and electable

Norris: he's a movie star they love him

Matthews: I'm in love

Parker: they are fleeing from hillary because she's not the most electable

Ignatius: raw competence is not exciting

Matthews: she's shrill and mean and nasty and this will backfire

Gregory: you gotta play hardball

Parker: but she's a horrible ball buster

Norris: she hit him with the brass knuckles that's bad

Matthews: ha ha mormons are eager goody-two shoes I love it!!!

Matthews: a lot of people though Romney gave a great speech

Gregory: you mean you did

Matthews: yes i and the other people in my head

Gregory: crazy cultish beliefs are a subject he's comfortable with

Matthews: he got weepy on the Continental Congress - alot of people were moved

Norris: you mean you were moved

Matthews: yes

Ignatius: he was cautious there was no inner man it was all positioning but Huckabee is more passionate

Matthews: i loved it - he's so sexy

Parker: it was all about self pity

Matthews: Huckabee - back off my man!!!!

Gregory: aren't you a big liar?

Bush: i only was told Iran was a country last week - i was told there was some information i was not told what it was

Matthews: he tells people who give him bad news dood you covered your ass

Matthews: alot of people think-

Gregory: you mean *you* think

Matthews: right

Gregory: he's a moron

Matthews: is he stupid or a liar

Parker: ever since the 16 words they haven't told Bush anything

Igantius: no this is a non-story after all the Iranains could have been lying about not having a bomb

Matthews: well then why talk about WWIIII

Ignatius: because you can't trust those wacked out turbaned persians

Matthews: good point David

Gregory: he was being very prudent by saying we have to attack to avoid WWIII until all the information was in

Parker: the Western DNC will endorse Obama

Gregory: New sanctions against Iran!!!

Norris: candidates will not give my donuts on NPR debate

Matthews: ha that sucks

Ignatius: Syria are our new BFFs

Matthews: cia tortures people and hides it

Parker: use your imagination

Gregory: don't give away our best stuff!

Ignatius: they destroyed the tapes because torture is like masturbation -- everyone does it and enjoys it but no likes to see it or talk about it

Thursday, December 06, 2007


The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill saying that anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and drawings--or face fines of up to $300,000.

That broad definition would cover individuals, coffee shops, libraries, hotels, and even some government agencies that provide Wi-Fi. It also sweeps in social-networking sites, domain name registrars, Internet service providers, and e-mail service providers such as Hotmail and Gmail, and it may require that the complete contents of the user's account be retained for subsequent police inspection.

By insightful tech blogger Declan McCullagh.
Click here for the full article.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


a UCLA Anderson forecast says the nation and state will be saved by some apparent weak spots in the economy.

Real estate crash or not, the U.S. economy and California will escape recession in 2008, a UCLA study released today predicts.

Despite rising oil prices, sinking housing prices and a turbulent stock market, the national economy will be saved by some of its apparent weak spots, the quarterly UCLA Anderson forecast stated.

What's the good news?

* The loss of 3 million manufacturing jobs early this decade means there is little room to cut more positions.

* Most of the damage to the economy from the housing slump will be over by the end of next year.

* The weak dollar will help U.S. exports, aiding manufacturers in Southern California.

* Consumer spending will drop, but much of the effect will be felt by other countries as U.S. imports of their products decline.


On Tuesday, the Writers Guild of America responded to last week's studio proposal on streaming shows online with a tiered compensation system based on how often a show is viewed. Streaming is the free delivery of programming online.

Writers rejected the studios' proposal of a single fixed payment of less than $250 a year for reuse of an hourlong program. Instead, the guild proposed a sliding scale by which in the first year they would fetch $632 for the first 100,000 views, with pay rates increasing at each 100,000 views thereafter. After the first year, writers would get a residual based on 2.5% of the revenue collected by the show distributor.

By Richard Verrier and Claudia Eller, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers

British Jerry Springer Blasphemy Suit Fails

The High Court ruled on Wednesday that a Christian activist may not prosecute a BBC executive under blasphemy laws over the corporation's screening of "Jerry Springer - The Opera".

Based on U.S. television host Jerry Springer's brash talk show, the musical depicts Jesus being referred to as "a little bit gay" and features Eve attempting to fondle his genitals.

The British public broadcaster's decision to air the show in 2005 sparked demonstrations, a record number of complaints from viewers and a heated debate about whether freedom of expression was more important than religious sensitivities.

British To Consider Using Batons on Child Inmates

The British government will consider allowing staff at young offenders institutions in England and Wales to use batons to control children as young as 15.

Staff are currently allowed to use them only against those aged 18 and over, but that policy is to be reviewed.

The Prison Officers Association says its members need more protection from a rising number of assaults and to help bring situations quickly under control.

But critics fear the move could be counter-productive and fuel violence.