Saturday, December 03, 2005

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas A&M University) announces his intention to conduct a "comprehensive review" of the "deeply flawed" BCS. Sour grapes because the Aggies aren't bowl-eligible this year, perhaps?

Thursday, December 01, 2005

In the interest of back-to-back picture-posts, here's a Senate resolution that I've had laying around for a while, but never got around to scanning until this afternoon. I've always felt that this resolution, dated May 19, 1981, should have more of a following on the Internet, but it doesn't come up very often.

Click the picture to read the whole thing (it's short), but the gist is that Daniel Patrick Moynihan sought to express the sense of the Senate that the Hart S.O.B. be rewrapped in plastic construction sheathing in order to improve the building's aesthetics.

Brilliant. (And not a bad idea.)

You know those smarmy "Jesus: He's the Reason for the Season" bumper stickers and window signs that you always see around this time? How come they never show up at other times of the year?

I think the world's sign-makers are missing a serious opportunity. With a little imagination, you could have one for every major holiday: Valentine's Day (Cupid), Easter (Sad Jesus), Hanukkah (Oil), Pearl Harbor Day (Hirohito?). The sky's the limit.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

You're the Governor of Culleyfornia; your poll numbers are stagnant and you've recently had your ass handed to you by the Culleyfornian electorate. How do you turn it around? Simple. You hire the people who made Gray Davis such a success.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - attempting to regain his political footing after a devastating special election defeat this month - has begun a shakeup of his administration by replacing his chief of staff with a former state Democratic Party official and top adviser to former Gov. Gray Davis, Democratic and Republican sources said Tuesday.

Monday, November 28, 2005

This is pretty bizarre:

Given that they stand some 30 feet tall, their disappearance is attracting a good deal of attention here - even as their final destination remains a mystery.

Thieves are sawing down aluminum light poles. Some 130 have vanished from Baltimore's streets in the last several weeks, the authorities say, presumably sold for scrap metal. But so far the case of the pilfered poles has stumped the police, and left many local residents wondering just how someone manages to make off with what would seem to be a conspicuous street fixture.

The poles, which weigh about 250 pounds apiece, have been snatched during the day and in the middle of the night, from two-lane blacktop roads and from parkways with three lanes on either side of grass median strips, in poor areas and in some of the city's most affluent neighborhoods. Left behind are half-foot stubs of metal, with wires that carry 120 volts neatly tied and wrapped in black electric tape.

Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Ca.) resigns following his guilty plea on a bribery charge, leaving the mayor of Topeka, KS, as the highest-ranking non-indicted Republican official in the country.

Congressional casualties!

Two Members of Congress were injured on Saturday when their Humvee veered off a Baghdad road:

Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pennsylvania, was airlifted to a military hospital in Germany for an MRI on his neck, and Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Missouri, was sent to a Baghdad hospital, said U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall. Marshall, a Georgia Democrat, was in the vehicle but was not hurt.
O, ye heartless thugs, ye feckless... well, thugs. That's 1/217.5 of the People's House, savagely wounded by the despicable al-Qaeda-insurgent bastards who were no doubt driving them around. Who's next? A senator? A governor? A cabinet-member? Never mind the troops for the time being; bring home the VIPs!

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) heads to Philly to raise some money for Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Crazy). Hate to see that, don't you?

PS: I'm back, baby! I was out of town for the holiday, but now I'm back and better than ever. Let the fun begin.