Being Liberal and a Progressive in a RED STATE is not an easy thing these days. I started this blog to vent my frustrations on our lives being taken over by right wing conservatives with their propaganda machines. I have also learned an important lesson in the last year, it is that reading is the only way to get real information, you cannot depend on the news you see on TV.


Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Collateral Damage?

U.S. forces killed two Iraqi women -- one of them about to give birth -- when the troops shot at a car that failed to stop at an observation post in a city north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials and relatives said Wednesday. Nabiha Nisaif Jassim, 35, was being raced to the maternity hospital in Samarra by her brother when the shooting occurred Tuesday.

U.S. Troops Kill Pregnant Woman in Iraq

Memorial Day Celebration

From Buckfush:

The Betrayal of the Military

For Raymond:

Securing the Borders

Another Mr. Fish

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

They Have Arrived!!

Photo in the News: Alien Appears in Duck X-Ray?

As if bird flu fears weren't enough to make ordinary waterfowl suddenly seem creepy, now there's this: an x-ray of a duck with what looks like an alien hiding in its gut.

Workers at the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in Fairfield, California, took the x-ray May 21 while treating a mallard duck that had been found with a broken wing.

The scientists—not likely prone to feats of imaginative fancy—were surprised by what they saw: a head snarling at them from within the bird's gizzard

Last Throes

A year after Cheney said the "Insurgency is in its last throes":

US Moving 1,500 Reserve Troops to Iraq
Houston Chronicle - 5-30-06

US military commanders are moving about 1,500 troops from a reserve force in Kuwait into the volatile Anbar province in western Iraq to help local authorities establish order there.

The Photo You Will Never See!!!

From All Hat and No Cattle:

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Absolutely NOTHING!!!

SNL --- Funhouse With Bush

Monday, May 15, 2006

Liar in Chief


Sunday, May 14, 2006

Quote of the Day

"I don't know about you, but when George Bush said he did not believe in nation building, I did not know he was talking about this nation."

........Barack Obama (future President of the United States, First African American President)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Houston Art Car Parade 2006

Big Bush Fans

Kinky for Governor of TEXAS!

These folks agree....

Friday, May 12, 2006

They Like Bubba Better

According to a new CNN poll Bill Clinton beats Bush in every catagory:

Who handled the economy better -- Clinton ~~~ 63% -- Bush ~~~ 26%
Solving ordinary Americans Problems -- Clinton ~~~62% -- Bush ~~~ 25%
Foreign Affairs -- Clinton ~~~ 56% -- Bush ~~~ 32%
Taxes -- Clinton ~~~ 51% -- Bush ~~~ 35%
Handling Disaters -- Clinton ~~~ 51% -- Bush ~~~ 30%
Divided the country more -- Clinton ~~~ 27% -- Bush ~~~ 59%
more honest -- Clinton ~~~ 46% -- Bush ~~~ 41%
National Security -- Clinton ~~~ 46% -- Bush ~~~ 42%

Eating Spaghetti

In a Burka really not funny

We Don't Troll!

From Internet Weekly

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bird Flu

From All Hat and no Cattle

Bird Flu in a Florida Trailer Park

Cell Phone Ring Shuts Down Iraqi Government

BAGHDAD -- A Shiite lawmaker's cell phone ring tone--intoning a Shiite religious chant with each call--sparked a scuffle Wednesday that briefly shut down what was only the second full day of business for Iraq's new legislature.

Ring tone sparks brawl in parliament


Bush has fallen to 29% in the newest poll:

President Bush’s job-approval rating has fallen to its lowest mark of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush is doing an “excellent or pretty good” job as president, down from 35% in April and significantly lower than 43% in January.

Bush’s Approval Rating Drops

Jack Cafferty for President

Boy Jack Cafferty from CNN is Mad as HELL about this new information that our phone numbers are being supplied to the government by our phone companies. He just said that possibly Arlen Spector is the only thing that is standing between us and a dictatorship!

Pop or Soda -- What Do You Call It?

This survey shows who says what and where:

The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy

Bush Has New Use for Duct Tape -- On Your Mouth, on Your Eyes, on Your Ears

Looks like Bush is trying everything he can to do away with our Constitution:

.........The New York Times and Washington Post recently won Pulitzer Prizes for breaking through the Administration's secrecy to inform the American people about secret prisons and secret wiretapping.
In response, the Administration directed its Attorney General to see if he might invoke a 1917 Espionage Act as a way to make the First Amendment disappear.

By controlling what you know, they hope to control what you think.

It is the solution to their Iraq dilemma. You don't have to mislead people, as the President did, if the American people simply do not know at all.

That's what this assault on free speech is all about.....

The Big Chill

Big Brother is Listening to You!

This is nice:

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren't suspected of any crime.

NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls

Jeb for Prez!

That's when I denounce my citizenship and head to Canada:

Could there be a third President Bush" The current commander-in-chief said Wednesday that younger brother Jeb would make a great one, too, and has asked him about making a run. The first President Bush likes the idea as well.

Another President Bush? First 2 Are for It

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Where is the Outrage?

Don't cha just love those tax cuts they are preparing in Congress, according to CNN

If you make 20k to 30k = 9.00
50k to 75k = 110.00
1 million dollars = $42,000

Please do they think we are all nuts!

Not Funny

Takin' 'em Young These Days

From Democratic Underground

150 Cells vs Actual Baby

One has to wonder why it is that so many right-wingers are so concerned about embryos when this is happening in America:

America may be the world's superpower, but its survival rate for newborn babies ranks near the bottom among developed nations.

......."We are the wealthiest country in the world, but there are still pockets of our population who are not getting the health care they need,".......

U.S. Ranks Low On Newborn SurvivalReport Finds One Of Highest Infant Death Rates Among Developed Nations

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

About Hate

I was searching for articles on Stephen Colbert at the WHCD and came across this article from the American Thinker

The Politics of Anger on the Left

America’s Left and the political party it calls home, the Democrats, have been seized by anger ever since the disputes of the 2000 presidential election, with its razor-thin margin, judicial intervention called forth by Gore, and the ultimate victory for President Bush. Intoxicated by the endocrine-like jolts of energy, the Left has become addicted to anger.

he Left has been self-administering a daily dose of derision, bile, and venom in an effort to keep its energy levels high in the face of a continued Republican hold on the presidency and Congressional majorities. But these are dangerous drugs. Whatever satisfying kick they provide, the side effects are so serious as to threaten the survival of the organism itself.

It goes on to Talk about some angry e-mails that columinst Richard Cohen got because he wrote that Stephen Colbert wasn't funny. He mentions that there was a time when some on the Right were like that with Bill Clinton but assumes that isn't the case anymore. It amused me so to think that there would be those that don't think the Right fringe is just as angry as the left that I just had to send an email to the writer. Here it is with his response:

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 9:00 AM
Subject: re: Politics of Anger on the Left

I read with interest your article about the angry left. It did leave me wondering how you seem to not see this same anger from the right. I have listened to Al Franken read some of his e-mails which contain the same "raw sewage" as Mr. Cohen contends to have gotten.

I listened to the Washington Journal the other morning and heard an angry consevative call me a godless, no good baby killer. That is what all liberals and democrats are and they are ruining this country he said. Ramesh Ponnuru has a new book that calls my Democratic party, The Party of Death and Ann Coulter insults me everytime I see her on TV.So from my liberal, progressive, Democratic standpoint I can say I see the same thing from the other side too.

Thank you for your time,
Anytown, MO.

PS I am a stay at home Mom of three children who has never killed a baby, has never had a pair of Birkenstoks, never saw a latte let alone drank one, and I don't have an elitist bone in my body.

Thank-you for writing. I did specifically mention in the article that during the Clinton era many conservatives became consumed with hate. Certainly, some remain so angered, but, as the article pointed out, the left is particularly frustrated by the powerlessness it currently haves. And is self-sabotaging itself.

To me, the interesting point is that Cohen is liberal who strayed ever so slightly off the plantation, and received thousands of hateful emails. I am not aware of anything similar happening on the right. It could certainly happen, particularly if conservatives were out of power and equally frustrated.

How did you happen to see the article? Are you a regular reader, or is the article posted on a left-leaning site?

Thomas Lifson

The One That Got Away

The Tony Snow White House

Monday, May 08, 2006

Quick -- Hide Your Mother!

Quote of the day from the Rude Pundit :

"If it's time for President Bush to nominate someone for a position, it's time to hide our mothers. For, indeed, if there is one thing that is actually steady and true in the topsy-turvy landscape of the raped and desecrated body politic, it is that George Bush will select a mother--cker for the open slot."

What is 31?

The new Bush low:

Bush approval rating hits new low

President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.


According to Americablog and this article Bush lied about the 7 lb. 5 oz. fish he caught or he didn't report it:

Harford County Yellow Perch Sets World Record
Last weekend, Phil Deer, Jr. of Delta, Pennsylvania caught a record setting yellow perch in a pond in Harford County. The perch is the largest ever caught in Maryland and the fourth largest on record in the world. DNR confirmed the perch’s size as 3 pounds, 5 ounces and 16 ¼ inches long, which eclipsed the Maryland record of 2 pounds 6.75 ounces set at Deep Creek Lake in 2003. Worldwide, Deer’s fish places behind a 4 pound, 3 ounce perch caught in New Jersey in 1865; a 3 pound, 12 ounce perch caught in Michigan in 1947; and a 3 pound, 8 ounce perch caught in New York in 1982. All records are for the fresh water division.

But why wouldn't he report his when it would have been almost double the biggest on record

Only in America!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

What Will History Say?

Bush says his best moment since being president was catching a fish in his lake, how sad is that?

U.S. President George W. Bush told a German newspaper his best moment in more than five years in office was catching a big perch in his own lake.

".....I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake," he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday........

Bush's best moment in office? Reeling in big perch

Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Gas Plan That Doesn't Exist

Funny page made up by the DSCC about the gas plan of Tom Kean Jr. Republican running for Senate in New Jersey:

Tom Kean's Gas Plan

Friday, May 05, 2006

This Explains it All!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Ditto meet Dopo

Grandma Gets Iraq Duty

A grandmother in eastern Iowa is getting one last call to duty.

Janet Grass, 52, had planned to retire from the military in about 10 months after spending 19 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Instead, she has been ordered to leave her job as a special-education teacher in Cascade to do security work in the Middle East.

"They're changing my career just as I'm retiring," she said. "I guess they wanted to try one more thing for me."

Ordered to Iraq 10 months before retirement

Colbert Skit Angers Bush

Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert's biting routine at the White House Correspondents Association dinner won a rare silent protest from Bush aides and supporters Saturday when several independently left before he finished.

"Colbert crossed the line," said one top Bush aide, who rushed out of the hotel as soon as Colbert finished. Another said that the president was visibly angered by the sharp lines that kept coming.

"I've been there before, and I can see that he is [angry]," said a former top aide. "He's got that look that he's ready to blow."

Skewering comedy skit angers Bush and aides

Monday, May 01, 2006

Oh Plleeaasssee!!!!!

For all you right wing pundits like Tucker Carlson:

You really think that Stephen Colbert bombed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You wish. He just made you all look like the ass-holes you are all. If ever anyone told it like it is, he did. Most of you don't even know what satire is let alone know true ironic comedy.

You just wish you had half the audience that Colbert or Jon Stewart have.

What jealous jerk-offs you all are!!!!!!!!!

Thank You Stephen Colbert!

Tell Stephen Colbert Thanks!

Happy MA Day

Mission Accomplished May 1st, 2003:

Watch Colbert eviscerate Bush and the Press

If you haven't seen it watch it here

King George? -- Dictator George?

Up yours America:

President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

Bush challenges hundreds of laws