#navbar-iframe{opacity:0.0;filter:alpha(Opacity=0)} #navbar-iframe:hover{opacity:1.0;filter:alpha(Opacity=100, FinishedOpacity=100)} Ed's Daily Rant: 03/01/2006 - 04/01/2006

Because face it.
I'm right, and you're wrong.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

America treats Christianity "like some second-rate superstition." That and more pearls of wisdom today from Tom Delay, now awaiting trial for money laundering and conspiracy.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson is suing former girlfriend Laurel Roszell for $97,000 for child-care payments he made for Heather, a 16-year-old child he fathered but kept secret, the New York Daily News and New York Post reported Tuesday.
Laurel said Johnson balked last year after she asked the 3-time Cy Young Award winner to buy a car for Heather pay for her community college classes, the Daily News said.
Johnson then demanded that Laurel return $71,000 in day-care payments and $26,000 in interest because the teen was too old to be in day care, according to legal papers.
Roszell says she ended the relationship midway through her pregnancy and that Johnson has only seen the girl once.

Randy Johnsons career salary is $127,687,500.

Typical Yankee.

This was my signature sandwich in the eighties.

Autistic kid creates an entire city in his head and draws it in detail.

Why don't newspapers care about the CHILDREN?!?

A map of American spoken languages. Who knew CT was a haven for Gujarathi speakers?

Scientologists are setting up huge signs around Tom Cruises house regarding the rules of the “silent scientology birth” in anticipation of the glorious rebirth of lord Zenu their baby.

Scalia flips the middle finger at mass, then orders the press to not print it. I guess someone’s still a little bitchy about getting passed over for Chief Justice eh?

The Way of the master tackles the sodomites.

A map of American spoken languages. Who knew CT was a haven for Gujarathi speakers?

Friday, March 24, 2006

From the recent CBS news poll:

Less safe 5%

Shorter than you expected 4%

Worse than they are 6%

Who are these people and how can I meet them?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Tapped has a good post today about the hiring of right wing blogger Ben Domenech for their website. In its criticism they show us part of his first post:

E]ven in a climate where Republicans hold command of every branch of government, and advocate views shared by a majority of voters, the mainstream media continues to treat red state Americans as pachyderms in the mist - an alien and off-kilter group of suburbanite churchgoers about which little is known, and whose natural habitat is a discomforting place for even the most hardened reporter from the New York Times.

What Tapped foregets to point out is that Ben is full of shit right out of the gate.

"and advocate views shared by a majority of voters"

See, I have no problem beleiving the Bush cultists beleive this with every fiber of their being. But let's look at the evidence.

Two thirds of those polled, 65 percent, disapprove of how Bush is handling the war, and just 29 percent approve, the poll showed. As in other polls, Bush, a Republican, fared better among those of his own party than with Democrats.

On the domestic front, 58 percent disapproved of Bush's handling of energy issues and 62 percent disapprove of how he's dealt with health-care issues, with only 28 percent approving in each area, a new low in both cases. The poll showed 36 percent approved of his handling of the economy.

Also, I was watching Chris Matthews last night and he was talking about how the country is now so "divided". No, they're really not. We are united in our disapporval of this president and what he stands for. Of course this is the same Chris Matthews who professes his amazement at Bush's unpopularity and that if you don't personally like Bush you are a "real wack job".

Monday, March 20, 2006

By that rule, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is not competent to lead our armed forces. First, his failure to build coalitions with our allies from what he dismissively called "old Europe" has imposed far greater demands and risks on our soldiers in Iraq than necessary. Second, he alienated his allies in our own military, ignoring the advice of seasoned officers and denying subordinates any chance for input.
In sum, he has shown himself incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically, and is far more than anyone else responsible for what has happened to our important mission in Iraq. Mr. Rumsfeld must step down.

If Paul Krugman wrote that it would just be him being "shrill". Unfortunately it was written by the former Army major general who was in charge of training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004. This means it'll take a few days for the White House to come up with a way to effectively smear him.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Excellent article in Slate about how Ireland is closer than ever to unification.

This makes LT Commader Data's statement that Northern Ireland was successfully reunited with Ireland in 2024 through terrorism in the Star Trek: Next Generation episode entitled "The High Ground" to be increasingly less believable.

Sometimes I am ashamed to be a Democrat.

Democratic senators, filing in for their weekly caucus lunch yesterday, looked as if they'd seen a ghost.

"I haven't read it," demurred Barack Obama (Ill.).

"I just don't have enough information," protested Ben Nelson (Neb.). "I really can't right now," John Kerry (Mass.) said as he hurried past a knot of reporters -- an excuse that fell apart when Kerry was forced into an awkward wait as Capitol Police stopped an aide at the magnetometer.
Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) brushed past the press pack, shaking her head and waving her hand over her shoulder. When an errant food cart blocked her entrance to the meeting room, she tried to hide from reporters behind the 4-foot-11 Barbara Mikulski (Md.).

"Ask her after lunch," offered Clinton's spokesman, Philippe Reines. But Clinton, with most of her colleagues, fled the lunch out a back door as if escaping a fire.

In a sense, they were. The cause of so much evasion was S. Res. 398, the resolution proposed Monday by Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) calling for the censure of President Bush for his warrantless wiretapping program. At a time when Democrats had Bush on the ropes over Iraq, the budget and port security, Feingold single-handedly turned the debate back to an issue where Bush has the advantage -- and drove another wedge through his party.

So nonplused were Democrats that even Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), known for his near-daily news conferences, made history by declaring, "I'm not going to comment." Would he have a comment later? "I dunno," the suddenly shy senator said.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

It's the LIEberal media's fault.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

As if we needed more examples of the DemocRATS spinelessness.

New Gallup shows Bush’s approval rating at an all time low of 36% with over 51% believing Bush lied to get us into war.

A new Zogby poll shows that 52% of Americans favor impeachment of the President.

So what happens when Russ Fiengold tries to introduce a resolution to censure the President, which by the way is a meaningless political gesture? Democrats run scurrying.

Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold's effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying, preventing a floor vote that could alienate swing voters.

God forbids we should alienate swing voters. Because we all know any party that plays to its base will never win anything right?

And of course CT’s own embarrassment and Bush lapdog Lieberman was not to be outdone with his response to Fiengolds treasonous actions:
“I disagree with the Bush administrations legal judgment on this one. I don’t believe they have operated within the law as it exists. But this is a critically important program to the prevention of terrorist acts in the united states.”

So if Bush blatantly breaks the law, Lieberman just “disagrees with his judgment”. As opposed to something as evil as a blow job:

“Sen Joseph I Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, says he may call for censure of Pres Clinton because of Monica Lewinsky scandal.”

Monday, March 13, 2006

Kate Moss appears as a hologram at a fashion show.

The best part about the video is their choice of music. Nothing screams fashion more than the theme music from Schindlers List.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Interior Secretary is tired of raping nature, steps down.

“Now I feel it is time for me to leave this mountain you gave me to climb, catch my breath, then set my sights on new goals to achieve in the private sector,” she said in a letter to President Bush. “Hopefully, my husband and I will end up closer to the mountains we love in the West.”

Unless those moutains have oil in them, then we'll drill the shit out of them. Or maybe use it to dump nuclear waste.

Bush at 37% in a new poll.

More and more people, particularly Republicans, disapprove of
President Bush's performance, question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism, according to an AP-Ipsos poll documenting one of the bleakest points of his presidency.

Now sit back and wait for the moonbats to come up with excuses as to why this poll shouldn’t be trusted. Because if there is something out there that puts Bush in a negative light, it simply can't be true.

This can only be good news:

Casino Royale could be the first art-house-style 007 movie. For one thing, the man chasing a terrorist through the tropical undergrowth on the film's set this week doesn't look much like the ultra-smooth James Bond that fans have come to adore over the course of four decades. He's bleeding, ragged — and nowhere near a tuxedo, martini or gorgeous woman. Beyond Bond's gritty characterization are other techniques and details associated with more low-budget productions. The opening sequence will be in black and white. And even after the movie goes to color in the first act, there's restless camera movement that gives this Bond an almost documentary feel... In previous 007 movies, the high-tech mastermind Q has provided rocket cars, laser watches, exploding toothpaste and other gadgetry. But there's no Q in Casino Royale to help Bond. "He is the gadget, and he has to prove himself," says cinematographer Phil Meheux.

I always liked James Bond Movies (my aborted blogger review of all of them on this very blog is a testament to that, as well as my procrastination skills) but I was an even bigger fan of the novels. Only a few times have the movies even bothered to mimic the novels gritty hard edged style, instead devolving into gadgetry, buffoonish humor and schmaltz. The last film, Die Another Day, had a great gritty low tech first half, and then just completely fell apart with villains in robot armor and invisible cars.

Also interesting to note Casino Royale was the first Bond novel, showing us the origins of Bonds distrust of women. It has never been filmed before (except for a cheesy comedy that only shared its name) because of arguments over licensing rights. It will be interesting to see how it plays out as the novel doesn’t have any big action sequences and is more of a cat and mouse cerebral game, with the high points being a baccarat game and a long torture scene where, I kid you not, Bonds balls are whipped with a riding crop.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

What happens when an anti abortion protestor is faced with the prospect of defending their beliefs using logic and reason? The results are not pretty.

The last womans response is my favorite.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Bookmark this site.

A liberal calls right wing radio shows and destroys them with logic. Some of my favorites are when he argues abortion with one host who in one sentence says “You don’t know me! You don’t know what I would do!” ad then the next sentence tells the caller that he would like to see Cops burned at the stake. The man couldn’t even last 5 words before he violated his own logic.

The best however is the king of the dipshits, Bill O’Reilly. The gift that keeps on giving. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is nothing more entertaining than a thin skinned bully. The call lasts about 5 seconds. When he mentions Keith Olbermenn’s name he is immediately cut off and Bill says that he will be notifying the local authorities so he can be “held accountable”. For saying Kieth Olbermann’s name.

I almost threw up my falafel listening to it I was laughing so hard.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Will the media actually call him a liar now? Or are we still going to get the "critics charge the president with not being truthful" crap?

Bush September 1:
“I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees”

WASHINGTON - In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans’ Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage.

You know, I am starting to question Bush's honesty lately.

1 year ago:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Saying "the desire to explore and understand is part of our character," President Bush Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to return Americans to the moon by 2020 and use the mission as a steppingstone for future manned trips to Mars and beyond.

Bush proposed spending $12 billion over the next five years on the effort. About $1 billion of that will come from an increase in NASA's budget, while the other $11 billion would come from shifting funds from existing programs within NASA's current $86 billion budget. The overall NASA budget would stay at about 1 percent of the federal budget, according to White House figures.

In reversal, NASA's space science faces $3 billion in cuts

Some of the most ballyhooed missions on NASA's scientific agenda would be postponed indefinitely or perhaps even canceled under the agency's new budget proposal, despite its administrator's vow to Congress six months ago that not "one thin dime" would be taken from space science to pay for President Bush's plan to send astronauts to the moon and Mars.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What a difference a 34% approval rating will do.

Bush Today:
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Bush, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, said Wednesday he remains confident Osama bin Laden “will be brought to justice” despite a so-far futile five-year hunt.

Bush 4 years ago:
“So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him. … And, again, I don’t know where he is. I — I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him.”

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