A couple of art students have an amusing idea. Great picture.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
I don't dislike Bill Frist as much as some people (though I certainly thought his Schiavo conduct was scummy), and I'm far from an insider-trading-hawk (or whatever people who get worked up about financial improprieties might be called), but this HCA stuff is fishy. And any time the editorial boards of the Washington Post and the New York Times call for an SEC investigation on the same day, it's at least worth a further look.
Posted by Mike at 1:51 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Rick Santorum discusses the Bush administration's poor political strategy:
"You've just defeated your opponent, and, you know, you take a 3-iron to the beehive," Santorum said. "You go out there and whack the beehive, and you wonder why all these bees are buzzing around your head. And not only do you whack the beehive, but then you don't do anything [more] for two months."Added Santorum: "I'm crazy!"
Posted by Mike at 4:10 PM
Ruth "Bader/There's Not a Chance in Hell That George Bush Would Listen To Me" Ginsburg offers the White House her assistance:
"I have a list of highly qualified women, but the president has not consulted me," Ginsburg said during a brief interview Wednesday night.It's almost shocking that the White House Counsel's office isn't knocking down her door.
Posted by Mike at 4:08 PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
And for a White House so desperate to build public confidence in its ability to respond to the Gulf Coast disaster, it doesn't exactly help that the man who up until Friday was overseeing contracting policy for the multi-billion dollar relief effort has now been charged with lying and obstructing a criminal investigation.
Posted by Mike at 4:02 PM
Kerry's speechwriter goes berserk:
Using the nickname Bush used for [Michael] Brown, Kerry said, "Brownie is to Katrina what Paul Bremer is to peace in Iraq, what George Tenet is to slam-dunk intelligence, what Paul Wolfowitz is to parades paved with flowers in Baghdad, what Dick Cheney is to visionary energy policy, what Donald Rumsfeld is to basic war planning, what Tom DeLay is to ethics and what George Bush is to 'Mission Accomplished' and 'Wanted Dead or Alive."
Posted by Mike at 3:47 PM
A message King County elections workers found scrawled on a yellow Post-it note and mailed with an absentee ballot left little doubt about what was at stake in Tuesday's otherwise ho-hum primary election[:] "Please count my vote this time you Marxist morons. Have a nice day."Effective, concise, to-the-point; you can't fault the man's rhetoric, and you have to admire his fortitude. Sticking around to vote even after he becomes convinced that the Marxist morons in charge aren't counting his ballots? That's patriotism.
Posted by Mike at 2:18 PM
Great joke from Leno last night:
[Rita] is like the ninth hurricane this season... You know, maybe this wasn't such a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance.For interest's sake, Jon Stewart made almost the exact opposite (and equally-funny) joke a couple of weeks ago, after Bush announced the National Day of Prayer (which I will paraphrase, because I don't quite remember it):
National Day of Prayer? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Katrina was an act of... God. Maybe now's not the time for praise. Maybe now's the time for... shunning.
Posted by Mike at 2:09 PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Barry Bonds disses Congress, giving Tom Davis's spokesman a chance to be funny:
Told of Bonds' comments, Dave Marin, a spokesman for House Government Reform Committee chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., said: "Members of Congress, particularly Tom Davis, can walk and chew gum at the same time."I like that he singled Tom Davis out. "Like, Tom Davis is so capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time, man. You don't even know."
Posted by Mike at 10:49 PM