Friday, January 23, 2009
A new day
It's about damn time.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 19, 2005
On the deadline for filing complaints, the number of alleged violations which could swing results in the 275-seat parliament was "well into double figures", an accredited international election observer, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
In January there were only five of these "red" complaints, the observer added. Red complaints are alleged breaches serious enough to potentially hand a seat to a party or election bloc unfairly.
At the Sharqia high school in central Baghdad, which was used as a polling station, a senior election official was said to have asked voters if they were going to vote for 555. Unless they said yes, they were not given ballot papers.
A source close to Mr Allawi's campaign said that in one Baghdad polling station "around 600 men, some with walkie-talkies and purple ink on their fingers showing they had already voted, forced their way in. When the manager tried to stop them asking for ballot papers, they threatened to put him in a car boot and drive him away ... He let them in."
He declined to be identified, citing the fact that an Allawi candidate and five campaign workers were murdered before the poll. All complaints have to be signed by a witness, which created risks, he said.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Candorville's a great cartoon Yahoo Comics just started running. I actually first saw it on the fourth, but I thought 2 posts in 2 days would set a bad precedent for this lazy blog.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
GAO Confirms: Election Stolen
The GAO documentation flows alongside other crucial realities surrounding the 2004 vote count. For example:
The exit polls showed Kerry winning in Ohio, until an unexplained last minute shift gave the election to Bush. Similar definitive shifts also occurred in Iowa, Nevada and New Mexico, a virtual statistical impossibility.
A few weeks prior to the election, an unauthorized former ES&S voting machine company employee, was caught on the ballot-making machine in Auglaize CountyElection officials in Mahoning County now concede that at least 18 machines visibly transferred votes for Kerry to Bush. Voters who pushed Kerry's name saw Bush's name light up, again and again, all day long.
Like anyone didn't know this already, remember this from election night:
We knew this was going to happen. Kerry said he'd fight it, he didn't, he deserved to lose.
Friday, October 28, 2005
16 Military Wives
I love this music video by The Decemberists. 16 Military Wives. Good music, funny and clever video. Fans of the band probably saw it back in March when it was released. I just saw it, heard another one of their songs, and decided to buy their cd "Picaresque". Probably the best new band I've heard in years.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Dick Wright Is A Moron
This is got to be one of the most idiotic political cartoons I've ever seen. Wright's point is that Saddam Hussein is a liar. Really insightful. Though it's not just the premise, it's how he expressed it. He uses crosses to symbolize Muslim deaths. Jackass.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Mike Lester is a hack
I've been wanting to do this post for months. Mike Lester has got to be one of the worst editorial cartoonists in the country. His cartoons are always hacky and he's not even a good artist. Chuck Asay is occasionally hacky but I respect him as a talented artist artist. As for Mike Lester, the hole in the face for a mouth and squigly lines for hair amounts to the ability and technique you'd expect from a second grader.
As I've already stated, it took me a while to finally do this post. Almost all his cartoons are hacky, but this particular one was just so over the top asinine that I had to comment on it.
What is Lester trying to say with this cartoon? He's stating that it's better to pick a friend for a position of power that will effect 300 million American lives for multiple decades. Though he's not just saying the best person for the job is a friend, his cartoon basically ridicules anyone who disagrees with him. Picking a complete stranger? What a ridiculous idea! Idiot.
I have a cousin who's pretty good at soccer, best player I know. Though if I was in charge of creating the U.S. national soccer team I wouldn't pick him, I'd pick strangers. Loyalty does not make up for lack of experience, that was made very clear with Brownie's miserable failings. At the very least her relationship to the president should be a non factor, but to assert that it's a qualification is absurd.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Tom DeLay Indicted
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury Wednesday on a charge of conspiring to violate political fundraising laws, forcing him to temporarily step aside from his GOP post. He is the highest-ranking member of Congress to face criminal prosecution.What's Fox News' response?
Fair and Balanced indeed!
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Make Levees Not War
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Locusts Are Next
Monday, September 19, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
Man, 2 Boondocks in a row, I'm gettin lazy. Well, not really since this has always been a lazy blog, especially over the summer when I didn't update it.
Anyways, this made me laugh, so I'm posting it.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
A Disastrous Presidency
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Bush And The Hurricane
Bush's response to the hurricane in pictures.
Monday, September 05, 2005
- Barbara Bush
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
New Orleans' levees break
- Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 8, 2004
Man this is getting bad, suicides, hostages, mass looting, and apparently 9 more feet of water is on the way tonight.
Click Here to donate to the Red Cross.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Iraq War in a Nutshell
Oh, and I know this is the first post this month. I'm just busy this summer. Hopefully I'll try to start updating regularly this fall.
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
- President George W. Bush
Saw it on Fark, btw, I know I haven't been updating alot recently, I been kinda busy.
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Jesus Is a Democrat
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Fox News Reporter
Friday, May 06, 2005
Helping The Poor Is A Sin
"One of the local women who got excommunicated said on TV that it was like a cult. Another man who got excommunicated said that the rest of the congregation stood up and applauded as the Democrats were told to leave."I been saying for the last several days, this shit is not about religion. It's about a narrow-mined world view. So basically, if you support the poor and less fortunate, if your against the war and your against the death penalty, if you don't support tax cuts for the rich, and if you treat others as you'd want to be treated, your an evil sinner who must either repent for your wicked ways or leave the church. Is this what Jesus would do? Turn away anyone who is against war, and wants to help the poor? No. That's why I said, this shit has NOTHING to do with religion.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Bush Lied. Thousands Died. "Liberal" Media Doesn't Care.
The top-level government memo marked "SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL," dated eight months before Bush sent us into Iraq, following a closed meeting with the President, reads, "Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam through military action justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."[...]OK, so we were right. The pro-war crowd was wrong. Nothing new here. We knew he wanted to go to war all along. We knew the war talk was started to give the Republicans an issue in the 2002 election. We knew he lied about WMDs, and Iraqs links to terrorism. A memo confirming the obvious doesn't really change that much for me, and it probably won't change much for the right wingers who will just close their eyes and scream "lalalalalala" whenever they hear word of this story. Not that they will hear very much of it, since our "liberal" media doesn't see a Republican president lying to the nation to start a war as a newsworthy story.
The memo, uncovered this week by the Times, goes on to describe an elaborate plan by George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair to hoodwink the planet into supporting an attack on Iraq knowing full well the evidence for war was a phony.[...]
Here's more. "Bush had made up his mind to take military action. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbors, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran."[...]
Read on: The invasion build-up was then set, says the memo, "beginning 30 days before the US Congressional elections."[...]
Now sharp readers may note they didn't see this memo, in fact, printed in the New York Times. It wasn't. Rather, it was splashed across the front pages of the Times of LONDON on Monday.[...]
My colleagues in the UK press have skewered Blair, digging out more incriminating memos, challenging the official government factoids and fibs. But in the US press …nada, bubkes, zilch. Bush fixed the facts and somehow that's a story for "over there."
The Republicans impeached Bill Clinton over his cigar and Monica's affections. And the US media could print nothing else.
Now, we have the stone, cold evidence of bending intelligence to sell us on death by the thousands, and neither a Republican Congress nor what is laughably called US journalism thought it worth a second look.[...]