Karen Hughes, a long-time friend of G.W., one of the original Mayberry Machiavellians, is resigning at the end of the year. For the past couple of years, she's taken a salary of over $100,000 while pretending to actually do something besides blowing hot air up Bush's ass. I think her job was to go around telling Muslim countries that the U.S. is really a bunch of good guys, and that we only want to be friends. And they paid her money for that? I have a question: what did she use as a measure of success? Can she point to any accomplishments? Did our image improve anywhere? Oh yeah, assuming she had something to do with Laura Bush's recent tour of Middle Eastern countries, she got Mrs. Bush into a burqa. Way to go Karen.
That's Laura, second from the front. She's holding Condi's hand. Oh, and that's Karen right behind Mrs. Bush. I didn't recognize her at first.
Josh Marshall and crew over at TPM have put together a short clip on YouTube. I had to share it.
“This country’s in a rut — a rut that leads to endless war in Iraq, that leads to inevitable war with Iran.
American people, and not just the Democrats, want to get our country
out of this rut. The great majority of them want this election to take
us to a new place, not just led by someone smarter along the same rut.
promise to take us to that new place Senator Clinton is smart. She’s
hard-working. She’s serious. But every vote she has cast, every word
she has spoken says “yes” to the status quo. She voted to approve the
war with Iraq. She just voted with the hawks to target Iran. She always
seem to choose the safe vote that leaves this country in the same rut,
the rut of fearful politics and endless war.
I promise change. I promise a new approach. I promise deliverance from the rut of endless war in Iraq, inevitable war in Iran.
there you have it. It’s for you, my fellow Democrats to decide. If you
think Bush would have succeeded with his policies if they were better
executed, then go with Senator Clinton. If you think the Bush policies
were wrong, dead wrong, I’m with you.”
Is he fixated on Hillary? Inquiring minds want to know. He's so butch, you know. The last time he was nominated for Asshole of the Year was because he bragged about him and a friend bashing someone in a public restroom.
Too bad. I think he was spot on. Boener is a disgusting piece of shit. Oh, does anyone know how Pelosi voted? She's so gung ho for supporting Bush and the Republican agenda, she probably voted to censure Pete. I do not believe Congressman Stark needed to apologize. Perhaps the Republicans in Congress remember this little bit of "humor" from the Draft Dodger in Chief.
"-- Savvy - and even unsavvy - readers know that we loathe politics. It's just an awful career choice, avocation, call to duty, what have you. It's slimy and grotesque and indefensible and built to fail or lower expectations or cater to the lowest common denominator (and highest voter approval on any issue). There are checkbooks and palm greasings and back-watching and backstabbing and back-getting - Lord, it's entirely heinous. That said, we salute Stephen Colbert for continuing to blur the lines of entertainment and politics, and entertainment and reality, by running for president. Not only will it continue to make the "Colbert Report" essential viewing, it tightens the bond with "The Daily Show" and, in particular, "Indecision 2008." It's a Comedy Central coup. And it willfully makes a mockery of an institution too broken down and flawed to even mock anymore. Well played. Our vote is cast." -- Tim Goodman, speaking in the imperial "we" voice.
By the grace of God, and God's grace is not wasted on me.
That's one of my favorite verses from the Bible.
I'm engaged in a bit of Internet warfare with several despicable assholes who thought they would use my sexuality against me. They took a picture of me from this blog of me in a dress. Actually, it's one of my favorite pictures. I'm not wearing a wig, just a dress, and I look like Tony Curtis in Some Like it Hot. The post reads, "I Yam Not a Drag Queen! I just look good in a dress." And I do. So, these low-life cretins, obviously without a sense of humor, thought they could show that picture of me and embarrass my cousins into not supporting me. Sad thing is, it worked a little. Some of the cousins whom I thought would have had my back immediately, didn't. Others from whom I expected nothing, totally had me covered.
I'm not just rambling; I'm focused on making a point. Here it is: I think my being Gay is a blessing. I think my life has been blessed a million times over because of it. I am blessed by friends, by family, by colleagues, by strangers passing me on the street. When I walk, I bounce. I bounce because I am happy with my life. I am at peace with me. These creeps thought they could use Me against Me. Wrong, assholes. My being Gay is my greatest strength. It is the source of my humor, my intellect, my point of view. When I buried several dozen really good friends back in the 80s and early 90s, it toughened me. I can eat most fuckers alive for breakfast and spit out their bones. I have no fear. Not of bigotry, not of stupidity, not of religion, not of anything. Like Popeye says, "I yam whats I yam, and that's what I yam!" And like I said in the beginning of this post, I am what I am, by the grace of God, and God's grace is not wasted on me.
If you're interested in the side-bar drama to this post, it can be found here, here and also here.
Barney Frank had a news conference yesterday where he complains about how tough his job is and how mean everyone is to him. Grow up, Barney. Maybe we're just tired of being pandered to by the Democratic Party. Maybe we're tired of being talked to in such a patronizing tone.
Nancy Pelosi whines about the demonstrators in front of her house. She nostalgically remembers the days when she could just have them all arrested, but damn that First Amendment. I remember Nancy when she was just a money person for the Democratic machine. As a payback for all of her good work, Sala Burton annointed Pelosi from her deathbed to take over after her death. Either that or one of Nancy's friends held Sala's dead arm and pointed it towards Pelosi. I hadn't known that House seats could be inherited before that.
In 2006, we gave money, time and sweat to defeating Republicans. I believe we were successful. What's been our payback? Nada. Zip. Nothing! The war not only continues, but it has surged! Hillary doesn't think she was wrong to vote Bush a blank check on the war in Iraq. In fact, she just voted him more power to take on Iran. I've said it several times: Hillary's not opposed to the imperial presidency, she just thinks the wrong person is emperor. God, I wish Al Gore was running.
Let's face it, kids, we're not getting jackshit from the Democrats for at least another couple of years, and don't hold your breath after that. The Democrats are taking millions from the same people that own the Republicans. Anyone thinking they're going to do anything different should wish in one hand and piss in the other and see which one fills up more quickly.