Monday, December 3, 2007

Love Don't Live Here Anymore

Okay, okay, I know that this URL has only been bookmarked in your browsers for a week, tops, but we're already packing up the treehouse and moving to my swingin' bachelor pad! Tonight's posts will go up at the new place, so meet me there. Hit the buzzer and I'll throw you down the key.

Hopefully, you guys will find the text a little easier on your eyes over there.

And I'll try not to sing the Jefferson's theme all night. You have my word on that.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

With Helen Thomas as the Bionic Woman

Dana Perino won the two-out-of-three game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" when Tony Snow resigned and now she thinks she's All That.

Q Why should we depend on him?

MS. PERINO: Because he is the commander on the ground, Helen. He's the one who is making sure that the situation is moving —

Q You mean how many more people we kill?

MS. PERINO: Helen, I find it really unfortunate that you use your front row position, bestowed upon you by your colleagues, to make such statements. This is a — it is an honor and a privilege to be in the briefing room, and to suggest that we, at the United States, are killing innocent people is just absurd and very offensive.
*Skrrrrrrrk!*, *bzzzzzzt!* "Return on Success...Commanders on the Ground...Time of War!" *Bzzzzt!*

Yes, Dana Perino, Helen Thomas should get down on her wizened knees and thank Jeebus every day that after all her years of trail-blazing reporting in Washington, she gets to come to work and be blandly lied to by some half-bright protocol droid with a degree from Booger Holler Bible College. What. An. Honor.

Where do they find these people?

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I Was Tired of January, I Was Tired of June

Every now and then I just have to crank the music and dance around the apartment and have a little five minute dance party. This song is great for that.

The Love That Won't Shut Up

(image by darkblack)

Any lingering thoughts that you might have had regarding the "Boy Genius" status of Karl Rove can safely be put to bed now. We're apparently two down in the three repetitions it takes to turn a lie into truthiness:

Former White House aide Karl Rove said yesterday it was Congress, not President Bush, who wanted to rush a vote on the looming war in Iraq in the fall of 2002, a version of events disputed by leading congressional Democrats and even some former Rove colleagues.
The fresh clash over the five-year-old vote made plain how political leaders on all sides are trying to shape the history of that moment.
You know, the supposition that the "history of that moment" is up for interpretation at all, actually, is proof positive that our media establishment has jumped the rails. To tell you the truth, the fact that a slimy little human virus like Karl Rove is considered a "genius" of any kind by anyone anywhere is reason enough to collapse into despond.

The man has one strategy: Attach, replicate, destroy. He is the Bush administration's own little strand of mutant RNA in the body politic, but even some of them seem to be a little sick of him.
Former White House chief of staff Andrew H. Card Jr. was asked on MSNBC yesterday about Rove's comments but told only that Rove asserted Democrats pushed Bush into war. Card laughed and said that "sometimes his mouth gets ahead of his brain."
But then of course, no sooner were the words out of Andy Card's mouth than somewhere out in the Washington night, a Blackberry sprang to life, possibly a file cabinet opened, and copies of some negatives were couriered to Andy Card's Georgetown townhouse et voila!
After being sent Rove's comments, Card said he did not want to argue with him. He said he recalled much discussion in the White House about whether it was wise to seek a congressional vote before deciding it would demonstrate American unity. But asked if the White House opposed having the vote before the election, he said, "I don't remember that. I don't remember it being done in the context of the election."
Imagine that. He "doesn't recall". Apparently every last administration official in the White House was staggering around in a Xanax blackout between 9/11 and, oh, an hour ago.

Actually that would explain a lot.