Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Monday, May 29, 2006

Never under-estimate the power of stupid people in large groups

2006 Senate Races

Connecticut Senate
Joe Lieberman (D) 59% Paul Streitz (R) 23%
(However, Lieberman faces a stiff challenge from within his own party.)

Florida Senate
Nelson (D) 60% Harris (R) 33%

Maryland Senate
Steele (R) Trails Cardin and Mfume
Ben Cardin (D) 45% Michael Steele (R) 35%
Kweisi Mfume (D) 42% Michael Steele (R) 38%

Missouri Senate
Talent 43% McCaskill 40%

Montana Senate
Burns Trails Both Democrats
Jon Tester (D) 48% Conrad Burns (R) 44%
John Morrison (D) 49% Conrad Burns (R) 45%

Nebraska Senate
Nelson (D) by 19
Ben Nelson (D) 54% Pete Ricketts (R) 35%

New Jersey Senate
Kean (R) 40% Menendez (D) 37%

Ohio Senate
Brown (D) 44% DeWine (R) 41%

Rhode Island
GOP Incumbents Struggle in Blue State
Lincoln Chafee (R) 44% Sheldon Whitehouse (D) 41%

Tennessee Senate
Ford (D) Trails Three Republicans
In the competitive race to fill the Senate seat of departing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R), likely Democratic nominee Harold Ford continues to trail all three potential Republican opponents.

Virginia Senate
George Allen (R) 51% Harris Miller (D) 34%

Washington Senate
Cantwell (D) 46% McGavick (R) 41%

West Virginia Senate
Byrd (D) 57% Raese (R) 34%

From the look of things, it might be a good time to invest in Diebold.

"Unable to Govern."

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Next Friday is Hawaiian Shirt Day

Douglas Feith has settled into his new position as a college professor. the syllabus for his first class can be found here. Now that Feith is gone, it is heartening to see that the administration continues to hire from a pool of the best and and brightest.

Fun With SUVs!
Exposing Anti-Choice Abortion Clinics
Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State
Who speaks American here? [ 2 ]
Alice Santorum doesn't live here anymore
What went wrong with Fannie Mae?
The Happiness Formula
Orgasm Blows The Mind - literally
SNL Archives
Comparative Massacres
The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time
Multinational oil companies: a figment of Al Gore's imagination
Bush Falling Approval Rating
Great quote
Apes Shown to Be Able to Plan Ahead
Squid [ 2 ]
Borderline Insanity
Easter Reflections on Tom Delay
Number of US Inmates Rises Two Percent
Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore To Nazi Propagandist
Another Bill O'Reilly Boycott
Gitmo full of who, exactly? [ 2 ]
Rice cooking the books
Why George W. Bush's regime is Anti-American
Tom DeLay = Christ
Socialists: Give apes human rights
Get your stinking hands off me, you damn dirty socialist!
Top Ten Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State
Mo. Town Denies Unmarried Couple Permit
SOTU: Bush Job Growth Lowest Since WWII
Worst President in US history?
that time i caught a big fish on my ranch
The National Health
Why people are so dissatisfied with today's economy
Bush's Job Creation Record Worst of Last 40 Years (Still)
Jobs News Even Worse Than We Thought
George W. Bush: The Decider in Chief
Benzene Levels in Soft Drinks Above Limit

10 Things I Hate About Commandments

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Monday, May 15, 2006

The Trojan Piñata

Bush has a new song about immigration. Remember how he felt about it back in Febuary?

Neither does the media.

Remember how Bush felt about immigration back in 2001?

The media doesn't remember that either.

"Are Democrats poised to re-take Congress in 2006? Jokes on them. By November, there won't be a Congress." --Stephen Colbert

President Bush Impersonation - 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner
Stick Love
Bush and Blair Song
Dildo Song
Internet Help Desk
Pink Car vs. Tank
The State of the Union You Didn't Hear
Extreme Skate Jump
Sexual Harassment
Spelling Bee Faint
Pool Fall
Tobacco Industry Apology

Sleepy head Cat
Funny cats - Miau Miau Miau
Cat massage
Karate Cat
Taped Cat
Monkey teases Dog
Funny monkey in the zoo

A Student's Guide To University Chapter 1
Star Wars Whores
Live News mistakes

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Sunday, May 14, 2006

A closed mouth gathers no foot

David Armand's visual interpretation of
Natalie Imbruglia song, "Torn"

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Natalie Imbruglia › Torn

I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around like he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry
Well you couldn't be that man I adored
You don't seem to know, don't seem to care what your heart is for
But I don't know him anymore

I don't care, I have no luck, I don't miss it all that much
There's just so many things that I can't touch, I'm torn
I'm all out of faith, this is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed into something real
I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late, I'm already torn
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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Hoover days are here again!

A visit form the Hoover Fairy.The fleecing of the American public begins with corporate assistance and a deviously manipulated economy. The rich get richer, and the poor inherit the shaft. Jobs are disappearing in America at an alarming rate, but who needs a job when Bush is handing out President Hoover party favors?

Just look at the facts. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1,054,000 new jobs were created from January 2001 through January 2006. For the economy to keep pace with the growth of the population, we should be adding 150,000 new jobs a month. The figure of 1,054,000 new jobs created is 7,057,000 jobs short of keeping up with population growth. Job growth numbers for February, March and April add 124,000 jobs, so the figure is now 6,979,000 jobs behind population growth.

So why aren't the newspapers talking about this? All of the newspapers [ 1, 2, 3 ] say that April, 2006's downturn in job growth (138,000 new jobs - 150,000 jobs needed to keep up with population = a net loss of 12,000 jobs) is offset by a gain in overall wages. But wages are not keeping with inflation in the first place! Any positive numbers in that regard are only too little too late. [ 1, 2, 3 ]. The media is telling you that the good news is that your wages are dwindling at slower rate than the jobs that are not being created this month (or for the last five years).

It's like they are talking about the relative speed of two ships heading straight for the same iceberg - one ship has slowed a little, and the other has picked up speed. For some reason the media has decided to concentrate on the relative speed of the crafts, and are have forgotten about the looming iceberg completely.

The groupthink machevellian lie that these news stories tell is that the stories are not really about job growth and wages at all, despite their titles and introductory paragraphs. The media is instead concentrating on how these numbers will affect Wall Street, and turns a blind eye to the glaring reality of the number of jobs lost and the impact this will have on the nation. Instead of any real analysis the stories furtively gives you the numbers before spouting hit-and-miss Wall Street euphemisms about interest rates and the Dow Jones industrial average, and makes no attempt to explain how historically awful these numbers are, nor do they give any indication of just how dangerous this situation is for the average worker.

All is not lost, though...Bush has a plan! $70 Billion worth of additional tax cuts! How do you improve on an evil plan to soak the poor and pay the rich? Steal more money!

How do you improve on an evil plan to soak the poor and pay the rich? Steal more money!

Bushville - Coming to a city near you! [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
Students protest McCain at New York college
Porter Goss = M.C. Hammer [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
Just because Nazis did, it doesn't make it bad
Selling America [ 2 ]
Sow Poverty and despair, Reap Anger and Nationalism
Watergate Hotel subpoenaed in Wilkes/Cunningham Hookergate investigation.
Beer, bikinis, Baghdad?
US survey shows autism very common
Job growth: Weakest since Katrina
New Internet Wiretap Rules: "You can't rule the world!" [ 2

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Reality has a known liberal bias

Colbert Does the White House Correspondents' dinner."I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound -- with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world."

wikipedia: Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents Association Dinner
Colbert on You Tube [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] DEAD LINK!
Colbert on DEAD LINK!
Colbert on 60 Minutes

CSPAN asked two Internet video providers, YouTube and IFILM, to pull clips of Stephen Colbert's April 29 performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner from their Web sites.

The One of the last good links to the performance.
Full Transcript of the performance.

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Gossip needs no carriage

"Mission Accomplished" was three years ago, Monday 4/30.

Their dreams and desires are manufactured and controlled at such an early age that they lack a a clear sense of authentic experience. "President Bush said this week to help with gas prices he will temporarily ease environmental regulations. Great. Not only will you not be able to drive, you won't be able to breathe either." --Jay Leno

Thank God & Jesus that George W. Bush doesn't have an oil addiction problem.
- Grant Gerver

Rope. Tree. Jounalist. Some assembly required.

Stephen Colbert rips Bush at Correspondent's Dinner
Video: Stephen Colbert at Correspondent's Dinner
US Says It Fears Detainee Abuse in Repatriation
US gov. concedes that our troops are the "cause" of terrorism
Iraq War = $439 Billion
18 rich families pay for campaign to kill estate taxes
Israel moving into a "more proactive position"
Bush wants to prosecute reporters as spies
House passes "Iran Freedom Support Act"
How dumb does Big Oil think you are?
American Coup D'Etat
Sen. Ron Wyden's plan to end subsidies of energy companies
I Smell Gas (A subject that makes congressmen stupid.)
US Nuclear Industry Fires Up PR Campaign
White House policy: all gov. TVs have to be tuned to Fox [ 2 ]
Thieves in the White House 4/29

**National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

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Why do you vex us so?

Scott McLellan just wants more spend more time being sweaty and uncomfortable in front of his family.

Tony Snow: his job will change from lying through the press to lying to the press.

FBI Sought Info Without Court OK

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Colbert shakes up Bill Kristol over PNAC ties
The Huffington Post Contagious Festival
Oscar goes wild
Angelina Jolie Videos [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
Puppy vs. kitty
Kirk Cameron lets his faith get in your way
Don Knotts is "Dubya"
Bush imagines
Your body, your government
Restaurant ad
The Forest in Winter**
The Easter Bunny Hates you
Oprah: Bad schools, dumb kids
Mick Jagger 1964 ad for Rice Krispies
Japanese Ad
leash on a cat

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Just about anything would taste good fried and covered in a sugar glaze.

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The cheese stands alone.

I'm the Decider, Koo-Koo-Kachoo...
Protesters force Bush to move Stanford meeting
The Only Campaign Ad The Democrats Should Need

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006


New Survey USA Senate Numbers
by mcjoan
Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 07:57:48 AM PDT
(Bumped because these numbers are nothing short of dramatic, from our top Republican targets, to Bush's favorite Democrat himself -- kos.)

This month's SUSA Senate polling features some fun facts. For instance, did you know who has the highest ratings among the U.S. Senate? That would be Ben Nelson, at 73% approval. Actually, this is something that should strike a tiny bit of terror in the hearts of Republicans everywhere. Seven out of the 10 most popular Senators are Democrats. What's more, the other three are Collins, Snowe, and Jeffords. Out of the top 20 most popular Senators, 13 are Democrats.

Among those races of particular interest to us, seven GOP Senators running for reelection this year are below 50%: Kyl (45%), Burns (39%), Santorum (39%), Talent (48%), DeWine (48%), and Ensign at 49%. And only two Senators have disapproval ratings over 50% - Conrad Burns and Rick Santorum. Both Burns and Santorum have net negative approval ratings in the double digits. Santorum's net approval rating fell nine points to negative 14, the highest net disapproval rating of all 100 senators. In the last month, Kyl's disapproval rating jumped from 36% to 42%. Talent's net approval rating fell from 13 to just 5 points, with 43% of Missourians expressing their disappointment with their Senator.


giant centipede eating a mouse
Anaconda Regurgitates a Hippo

Adidas hit over 'racist' trainer
An Early Look at Eric Boehlert's "Lapdogs" of the Press

Odd Personals

Blogs, Videos, etc.
Pink - Dear Mr President - Live
my idiot boyfriend Jimmy

Daria Encyclopedia 0.0
Daria quotefest

Bob Dylan Video
Subterranean Homesick Blues

Title="Subterranean Homesick Blues
Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
God knows when
But you're doin' it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin' for a new friend
The man in the coon-skin cap
In the big pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten

Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin' that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone's tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May
Orders from the D. A.
Look out kid
Don't matter what you did
Walk on your tip toes
Don't try "No Doz"
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows

Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
Try hard, get barred
Get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail
Join the army, if you fail
Look out kid
You're gonna get hit
But users, cheaters
Six-time losers
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin' for a new fool
Don't follow leaders
Watch the parkin' meters

Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don't wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don't wanna be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles

Copyright 1965; renewed 1993 Special Rider Music

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