side of fries

December 17, 2009, 9:34 pm
Filed under: healthcare

We are well represented here.  Thanks, Al.


bachmann with a funky blonde hairdo
December 12, 2009, 2:45 pm
Filed under: elections

Crank up your crazy to eleven.

i think you stink
December 10, 2009, 2:39 pm
Filed under: "conservatives", 2012 watch, climate change, republicans

If Sarah Palin launching jibes at Al Gore from the safety of her Facebook page doesn’t scream, “I’m thirteen years old,”  then I don’t know what does.

UPDATE:  More on the absurdity of it all here.  Thanks, Andrea Mitchell, for filling up another news cycle with this no-nothing nitwit.

STILL MAD:  This is just the latest in the downward spiral of what passes for journalism .. take a person who is considered to be knowledgeable on a subject–perhaps even an expert–maybe someone who even won a freaking Noble Prize for his work on it–and make him respond to something a governorship-quitting, blowhole narcissist claims in a book she didn’t even fucking write.  Really?

MADDER: And a debate between Palin and Gore?  Why would he bother?  She doesn’t know anything about this. He knows it, she knows it.  She’s like the kid who copies the back of the book summary into a book report, which uses words she doesnt know, then is outraged when someone calls her out.  People who think she is knowledgeable on this subject are certifiable.  She’s parroting right-wing, tea-bagger talking points and cannot explain a’ one, I promise you.  Honestly, what are the chances she knows what an Oxford-style debate is?  BIG FAT ZERO.  Here’s what it is, by the way.

I’m sure she is …
December 9, 2009, 4:10 pm
Filed under: "conservatives", republicans

… a totally insane  lovable little fuzzball.

saving Christmas
December 9, 2009, 3:57 pm
Filed under: culture war

They want the government out of everything except a woman’s uterus and Christmas.

your daily Pawlenty
December 1, 2009, 3:53 pm
Filed under: 2012 watch, T-Paw

Get to know me!

Go get ’em tiger.

sweet charity
December 1, 2009, 3:01 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Yesterday I had a chat with my grandma about charitable giving.  She shared her experiences of helping families pick out donated toys for their children.  The organization, sponsored by the county,  had a system in place where each child got one “big” gift ($20) and three smaller gifts.  A volunteer went around with the family to help carry stuff and make sure no one went over their limit.  She told me that some people were so grateful for anything they got and some were picky about the toys–in about the same percentage as folks in middle and upper classes, she figured.  So I see this story today and I get annoyed.  I get that a private charity can have whatever limits they want–that’s their right.  But I guess I think of charity as an act of giving without condition.   If I give money to a homeless person, I don’t give a big lecture about not buying liquor or smokes or drugs or sex or whatever: it’s now their five bucks to use as they see fit.   If I give a kid a backpack filled with school supplies, I hope they use them for their intended purpose, but I’ll never know.  These acts of charitable giving may come to no good use.  Or they might.  And that’s why people do it.