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Weddy, Fire, Aim !

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Way to take one fer the team, Harry!

“Way to take one fer the team, Harry!”

Our Straight-Shooter VP missed quail, but hit lawyer :-)

 

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:

 “Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man during a quail hunt … making 78-year-old Harry Whittington the first person shot by a sitting veep since Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, of course, (was) shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering. Whittington? Mistaken for a bird.” 

*giggle*

GO STILLLRS !!!

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Heh – what a great game !   I have to admit that we were pretty nervous in the first half.  Hell, it took us over 19 minuttes to get our initial first down!  After Parkers 75-yard touchdown run in third, things started to go our way … and I couldn’t believe my eyes when Randle El threw a 43-yard reverse touchdown  pass to Wards in forth.  “Hey that’s high school football” Diane yelled.  Heh – doesn’t matter as long as we win :-)   

And what a great way for “The Buss” to end his carrier.  Absolutely amazing!

 Oh and the Stones rocked in the half-time show too.  Great fun Superbowl XL !

Aw c’mon Phil – 6 more weeks !!?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

I’m afraid so.  Our famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, spotted his own shadow today, so now we’ll have 6 more weeks with winter weather. What a scardy-pants!   

punxsutawney phil spooked by his own shadow.

Oh well … I guess I’ll have to wait some weeks before I can put away the snow-blower.

Dubya’s State of the Union Speech wasn’t worth an extra record in the posting table, so I include some quotes from the funny-people on teevee under this topic instead. 

“On Groundhog Day, old timers think they can predict whether it’s going to be an early spring or six more weeks of winter by whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, or, as President Bush calls it, ‘reliable intelligence’.”
 

Q: What’s the difference between Groundhog Day and Bush’s State of the Union Address?
A: One is a meaningless ritual wherein we look to a creature of little intelligence to prognosticate for us, and the other involves a woodchuck.

 

BREAKING NEWS: –Just after daybreak this morning, the groundhog saw George W. Bush’s shadow and ran back into his hole, signifying three more years of screwing over the country.

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(just to clearify for you Norwegian readers:  a woodchuck is another name for groundhog) :-)

WordPress 2.0 Installed

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Oh my goodness – the new WordPress 2.0 contains a lot of cool stuff and the upgrade from 1.5 took me a whooping 10 minutes :)   I really like the new AJAX based backend.  You now have WYSIWYG editing, you can add categories on the fly (like tagging in Flickr), inline uploading of media files with drag and drop functionality and the new preview function rox (it now automagicaly render your post using your current stylesheet and theme)

Wordpress 2.0

A snapshot of the new Admin page

bigot

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Pronunciation: 'bi-g&t
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, hypocrite, bigot
: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices
- big·ot·ed /-g&-t&d/ adjective
big·ot·ed·ly adverb

Mrs Scalito, there is NO CRYING IN COMMITTEE HEARINGS – DAMNIT. “Waaa Waaa – they’re being so meanie-pooh to my hubby”. Your hubby (bigot or not) is about to get appointed to one of the most powerful positions in this country – for life. Get over it. Stay home if you can’t take the heat.

…and personally I don’t care if Scalito bragged about being a member of Hitler Jugent @ Princeton – he needed the job for crying out loud – but he should have balls to admit to it.
…and personally I think these hearings was over before they started. It looks like the Dems are letting this guy off the hook. I’m highly disappointed. King George and his thugs are now free to do whatever they want to.

Oh and Mrs Scalito, I cry for the coming years with: unlimited executive powers, no accountability, the end of habeas corpus, undermining of congressional power, undermining of womens rights to choose … the list goes on…

No “intelligent” design in science class – YEY !

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

This was great news. The judge in the Dover case was very clear, he actually tore into the loonies in his opinion. I love the fact he clearly concludes with that “intelligent design” is just a re-write of Creationism and he lays into them for repeatedly lying to try hide their real motives :-)

Some quotes from the opinion:

“The overwhelming evidence at trial established that ID is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory.”

“The weight of the evidence clearly demonstrates, as noted, that the systemic
change from “creation” to “intelligent design” occurred sometime in 1987, after
the Supreme Court’s important Edwards decision. This compelling evidence
strongly supports Plaintiffs’ assertion that ID is creationism re-labeled.”

*ouch*

“breathtaking inanity of the Board’s decision” :-)

Property prices in Dover took a hit today after the judgment was announced. The crazies fear that tsunamis, earthquakes and supersized hurricanes will hit town and are moving out :)

A good day for sanity and reason !

A Happy Festivus for the-rest-of-us !

Jack Cafferty rox !

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

CNN’s Jack Cafferty will probably loose his job over this, but damn, what a great rant he had tonight triggered by the latest scandal uncovered by the New York Times.

Who cares whether or not the Patriot Act gets renewed. You want to abuse our civil liberties? Just do it. Who cares about the Geneva Conventions. You want to torture prisoners? Just do it. Who cares about rules concerning the identity of CIA agents. You want to reveal the name of a covert operative? Just do it. Who cares whether the intelligence concerning of WMDs is accurate. You want to invade Iraq? Just do it. Who cares about qualifications to serve on the nation’s highest court. You want to nominate a personal friend with no qualifications? Just do it. And the latest outrage, which I read about in the New York Times this morning, who cares about needing a court order to eavesdrop on American citizens. You want to wiretap their phone conversations? Just do it. What a joke — a very cruel, a very sad joke.

Jack The Man!

You go Jack !

Is it time to start discussing I-word again ? (not that I think that will ever happen with the current Judiciary Committee lineup – but one can dream…)

Miers withdraws

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

*snicker* but what happend to the “fair-up-and-down-vote” guys ? Hell, Miers didn’t even make it to the judiciary committee hearings before you forced her to withdraw. Me thinks it will be extremely difficult to whine about “fair up and down vote” next time around :-)

Even though I don’t mind Miers withdrawing – it’s scary to see how powerfull the extreme evangelical right is in this country. *shudders*

My Fitzmas List

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I’ve seen the word: Schadenfreude being used a lot in media lately. And that’s exactly what I feel these days. I actually enjoy seeing these neo-con thugs sweat and squirm. I know it’s just rumors … but we might see some indictments coming today. Here’s my wish list for Fitzmas:

* Cheney
* Rove
* Scooter (Libby)
* Hadley (if not now, he’ll be going down later – if the article series from La Republica is correct – apparently, a commission from the Italian parliament will conduct hearings next week – yeeeey!)

But I’m not greedy. I’ll settle for Rove and Cheney for now, the rest will come later :)

Oh boy, this mess will be bigger than Watergate. I’ve got a bottle of Champaign ready in the fridge, just in case…

…oh, and I’ve ordered Al Franken’s new book “The Truth (with Jokes)” - yesterday – should have it by tomorrow – *yeyeye*)

Cat 5 Wilma on her way …

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Geeezzz … with a pressure of 882 mb, she’s the most intense hurricane on the record in the Atlantic Basin (Katrina messured 902 mb at the her peak strength.) When will this end ? I truly feel for the ppl down south these days.