Thursday, December 22, 2005

Alistair Cooke's bones reported stolen by New York criminals

This is about the creepiest thing I have ever read.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Get your Anagrams here!

I'm not so sure I like this one:

'Louis Arthur Schwing'
anagrams to
'Rich walrus shouting.'


Monday, December 12, 2005

Project for the OLD American Century-liberal news from unbiased sources

I'm sure they are as unbiased as Fox News is "Fair and Balanced." But their graphic made me laugh....

Reports Purged From the Website of the Civil Rights Commission:

"As of 7 January 2005, the website of the US Commission on Civil Rights has been purged of 20 reports that didn't meet the approval of the agency's Republican majority.

The site says that you may still order copies of these reports, but, tellingly, they require that you give them a physical mailing address. In other words, they'll send you a paper copy of a report, not an easily-postable electronic copy.

The Memory Hole was able to locate 19 of these deleted reports. "

You can find them by clicking the headline. Here's an interesting section from the Executive Summary of "Redifining Rights in America: The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration" (Sept. 2004)" I've included some of the more complimentary things as well as the not so complementary. Even so, GWB's record in regards to Civil Rights is not very good. (italics and other html tricks are mine)

"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) examined the George W. Bush administration’s commitment to that end. What follows are the results of the Commission’s examination, expressed in terms of:
(1) whether civil rights enforcement is a presidential priority;
(2) federal efforts to eradicate entrenched discrimination;
(3) expanding and protecting rights for disadvantaged groups; and
(4) promoting access to federal programs and services for traditionally underserved populations.
This report finds that President Bush has neither exhibited leadership on pressing civil rights issues, nor taken actions that matched his words. The report reaches this conclusion after analyzing and summarizing numerous documents, including historical literature, reports, scholarly articles, presidential and administration statements, executive orders, policy briefs, documents of Cabinet-level agencies, federal budgets and other data.
Priority of Civil Rights
Through public statements and actions, by establishing a diverse executive branch that affirms civil rights, and by funding enforcement, an administration can express its commitment to equal opportunity. This report finds that President Bush has not defined a clear agenda nor made civil rights a priority.
Statements and Action: Public statements are a means by which Presidents draw the country’s attention to important matters. However, President Bush seldom speaks about civil rights, and when he does, it is to carry out official duties, not to promote initiatives or plans for improving opportunity. Even when he publicly discusses existing barriers to equality and efforts to overcome them, the administration’s words and deeds often conflict.
Federal Diversity and Support for Civil Rights: Although not to the extent of the previous administration, President Bush has assembled a commendably diverse Cabinet and moderately diverse judiciary. However, many of his nominees and appointees do not support civil rights protections. The effect may be eventual weakening of civil rights laws.
Civil Rights Funding: Requests for funding is one means by which Presidents make their priorities known. In his first three years in office, the net increase in President Bush’s requests for civil rights enforcement agencies was less than those of the previous two administrations. After accounting for inflation, the President’s requests for the six major civil rights programs (Departments of Education, Labor, Justice, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) amount to a loss of spending power for 2004 and 2005."

Friday, December 09, 2005



Isn't it time to quit? Or at least time to quit taking pictures? I remember when all the women thought Mick was cute - now they think he's "held up pretty well." For a guy who has abused himself for 60+ years, I guess he does.

Oh and Keith Richards? Skeletor, anyone?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

christmas star
You are the Christmas Star.

What Christmas Ornament are you?
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I think this is a good thing...
What would Jesus Drive?

A few humorous ways to look at the bible....

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

Can you say, "Patriot Act?"
Fundamentalists mad at Bush for wording of holiday card / 'Christmas' appears nowhere on White House greeting:
"Then along comes a generic season's greeting from the White House, paid for by the Republican National Committee. The cover art is also secular, if not humanist: It shows the presidential pets -- two dogs and a cat -- frolicking on a snowy White House lawn."

So who's worse? The Fundies for attacking the Pres? Or the Pres for capitulating to the politically correct "In" crowd?

Well, just don't get me started on Kwanzaa!

Sunday, December 04, 2005


"Buchanan set the standard, a tough record to beat. But there are serious people who believe that George W. Bush will prove to do that, be worse than Buchanan."

The writer is clearly biased. But, he brings up a few good points, and the debate is clearly on. There will be discussion for years about Bush's presidency - and it won't be about his "accomplishments." If he's lucky, we'll be discussing how jhe narrowly avoided complete failure, we certainly won't be talking about his glowing record.