Friday, December 28, 2007

Chuck Norris

Some are dumb, others are repetitive. But damn some are laugh out loud funny.

Did you know...

-Chuck Norris was born in a log cabin that he built with his bare hands.

-Chuck Norris puts the FUN in Funeral.

-Chuck Norris is capable of photosynthesis.

-Chuck Norris is allowed to talk about Fight Club.

-Guns don't kill people. Chuck Norris kills people.

- There is no chin under Chuck Norris' Beard. There is only another fist.

-Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

this is totally unrelated to anything...

...in fact, Fred might boot me for this. but i was given an award by a friend on her blog, (a great blog, by the way, if you want to read about a modern mother raising three children), and i told her i would brag to the hills for the award.

so here it is:



Really, i swear i'm straight.

Reason #1 Why Republican Congressmen Need to Go

They don't pay their bills, and mock those who want to.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lynne Spears' parenting book delayed indefinitely...

your 16 year old is knocked up and your other daughter lost custody of her two kids because she wouldn't stop getting drunk and high....

yea, Lynne Spears, maybe you're probably not really the best person to be writing a book about parenting skills...and apparently Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson, Inc. agrees, since they apparently won't be putting out your book on parenting, oh mother of hapless Britney and pregnant Jamie Lynn...

umm, so why exactly was a Christian book publisher involved here to begin with??

Sunday, December 16, 2007

"The Surveillance State"

Glenn Greenwald on the nature of the US spying on its own citizens.

Let's be clear, here, since many people, especially Republicans, continue to spout the Administration talking point that it is only foreigners (i.e., "potential terrorists") calling from overseas who are getting spied upon. This is a lie. Literally millions of records of Americans are being collected for no reason at al (excepting, of course, that the government is paranoid).

I don't want to overstate the problem, but I don't want to understate it either. Truth be told, what the US government is doing right now has parallels in totalitarial societies, and has no place in democratic ones, even ones mistakingly feeling as if they are under attack.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mike Huckabee's surge

Temporary, IMO, and merely reflecting the understandable disatisfaction the Republicans are having with the candidates, making them cycle through them like a bunch of bad holiday sweaters one is forced to hold up against oneself in the mirror, saying "Maybe I can live with this in public."

This Huckabee parody is pretty good, IMO:

Sorry for the delay...

A college friend of mine *finally* got married, and I took some tme off, Back in the saddle!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Monet's "Cataract Period"

Apparently, the guy was not trying a new artistic impressionism, but was going blind.

The NRO and "truthiness"

Matt seems to have the best take on Smith-gate, IMO.

What a waste. When editorial writers try to write "news" this is what happens, I think.

Some background at TPM.

Fear mongering in light of facts

"But they can start up at any time!" seems to be the new talking point on Iran's non-existant nuclear programs.

Both North Korea and Pakistan made huge strides toward nuclear arms under this administration, but the irony of Bush's statement seems lost on him.

Update: Apparently the NIE has been on the President's desk for six months. The information isn't new to him. Perhaps the military is finally taking a bit of a stand on the inside against this rogue administration?

First "America" map

Accurate, then "corrected" late with errors. I'm going to resist drawing any current political parallels.