Saturday, February 18, 2006

Real men kill helpless little animals in canned hunts, sissy libruls only pose with guns to look tough

How many people has John Kerry shot?

"Dick Cheney's shotgun has injured more people than my car." (Remember those about Ted Kennedy?)

Killing helpless little animals in canned hunts keeps Cheney "balanced"
Imagine how big an asshole he'd be if he just played golf.

Bush still can't keep his propaganda lies straight

It's good to be the king.

"Quick, what did I say about this last time?"

First Amendment no longer applies to federal employees

Big Brother hassles man over bumper sticker...apparently in the name of fiberty, greedom and lemocracy.

It wasn't about the signs, it was about his message. Other people with politically acceptable bumper stickers were not bothered.

"Bottom line: My rights are very dear to me. I served my country to defend them," he says. "And one of the things I was defending was free speech. It's the First Amendment for a reason--not the last, not the middle. The first."

Christians denounce Gulf War II, torture, everything Bush stands for

The World Council of Churches is the world's largest gathering of people who are the opposite of theofascists, i.e., actual christians.

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - A coalition of American churches sharply denounced the U.S.-led war in Iraq on Saturday, accusing Washington of "raining down terror" and apologizing to other nations for "the violence, degradation and poverty our nation has sown."

The statement, issued at the largest gathering of Christian churches in nearly a decade, also warned the United States was pushing the world toward environmental catastrophe with a "culture of consumption" and its refusal to back international accords seeking to battle global warming.

"We lament with special anguish the war in Iraq, launched in deception and violating global norms of justice and human rights," said the statement from representatives of the 34 U.S. members of World Council of Churches. "We mourn all who have died or been injured in this war. We acknowledge with shame abuses carried out in our name."

The World Council of Churches includes more than 350 mainstream Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox churches; the Roman Catholic Church is not a member. The U.S. groups in the WCC include the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, several Orthodox churches and Baptist denominations, among others.

The statement is part of widening religious pressure on the Bush administration, which still counts on the support of evangelical churches and other conservative denominations but is widely unpopular with liberal-minded Protestant congregations.

The Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky, the moderator for the U.S. group of WCC members, said the letter was backed by the leaders of the churches but was not cleared by lower-level bodies. He predicted friction within congregations about the tone of the message.

"There is much internal anguish and there is division," said Kishkovsky, ecumenical officer of the Orthodox Church of America. "I believe church leaders and communities are wrestling with the moral questions that this letter is addressing."

On Friday, the U.S. National Council of Churches — which includes many WCC members — released a letter appealing to Washington to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and saying reports of alleged torture violated "the fundamental Christian belief in the dignity of the human person."


Big Brother takes over Nashville Public Library

When I went to my neighborhood branch this afternoon to pick up some things I'd reserved, I noticed something very odd: My items were no longer in the back where only the librarians knew what I had. Everything was out front, on a shelf, with my name in big letters on a label visible from across the room.

Everything that's "Ready For Pickup" is now on public display.

Very soon, we'll do "Self-Checkout" at a scanner. This is meant to free up librarians to help patrons find books, utilize the computers, and otherwise take advantage of the many library services. (It also requires fewer librarians at small branches, and will save money. But that's another issue.)

Now, I'm not at all sure I want everybody to have access to what I check out. Sure, we frequently stand around and talk about what we've just read, watched or listened to. Patrons share tips with the librarians and each other, and so on. But that's my choice to tell someone that I just read David McCullough's 1776 or Jimmy Carter's Hornet's Nest, watched Frasier: Season One, or listened to the cast album from Into The Woods. It's also my choice to talk about these things publicly in such a way that other patrons overhear my checkouts, and possibly even join in the conversation as frequently happens. That's part of the fun of going to the library--we talk about books, and stuff.

But with all my reserves now on public display until I pick them up, anybody can keep track of what I checkout. Do I want just anybody tracking what I check out? No. And before you start with that phony, "Well, if you've nothing to hide..." crap, riddle me this: Do you want strangers to see the balance in your checkbook when you go shopping? I don't.

As for the self-checkout, does anyone else believe the scanner will send a copy of the record to either the FBI or DeptHomeSec?

The other things is, all the branches now have WiFi. You can use your laptop or PDA without needing or tying up one of the library computers. But with WiFi, you're sending your business out into the Twilight Zone where anybody with a little know-how and a few dollars worth of gadgets can keep up with what you just did on your laptop or PDA.

There is no more privacy in Bush's Amerika. Even if Democrats somehow sweep the mid-terms in November, it'll take years if not decades to restore privacy, much less a Constitutional government.

If I'm right, am I still paranoid?

Meanwhile, information that shows which corporation killed how many people with what pollutant is now protected


Only in the parallel universe of Cancervatron is it your fault when a drunk old fart shoots you in the face at close range with a shotgun.

America really hates Bush

Especially in Ohio where Diebold ultimately stole the 2004 election. The rest of the planet ain't too crazy about him, either.

75% hate Bush's Congress, too...both houses.

Bush lies about education, gives billions to corporations

It's part of the plan to turn America into a feudal theocracy. A few old, white men will own everything, and the rest of us are to be glad we're serfs, and not slaves. But if you look at what DeLay and Abramoff helped pull off in the Marianas Islands, you'll finally realize slavery has never been far off the table.

Theofascists are false prophets. All of them.

They're largely responsible for America's moral decline.

Why are Moonies unwelcome in the Cook Islands?

They should be unwelcome in the GOP for the same reasons. But republicans kiss Moon's ring whenever he tells them to.

"According to Moon’s doctrines, Jesus Christ failed in his mission and must be supplanted by a second, Korean-born messiah."

Theofascists plan to terraform Canada next

Remember the Crusades? They're at it again. They will plunder, rape and murder for Jesus. No country is safe.

Bush was for democracy in the Middle East before he was against it

Now he's...can I say this?...and Indian-giver, too.

Der Ruschkopf can't handle the truth

Neither can his listeners. They only want to be told how bad libruls are.

Why do muslims hate us?

Lots of reasons, none of which is helped when people like Coultergeist call them, "ragheads."

The Pentagon can't handle the truth

If they didn't do bad stuff, no one would have to report it.

Overall, our current military is the sorriest this country has had since the 1970s. In those days, the problem was drugs. Eventually, the motto, "Not In My Army," spawned an attitude that helped clean things up.

Sadly, today the problem is fascism. Soldiers have been told for decades that libruls hate them, and that only republicans "support the troops." Given the current unneccessary war and the general mistreatment of GIs, their families and veterans by the Bush administration, it's amazing that soldiers still believe those lies about libruls. Things are helped no end by the fact that soldiers are only allowed to hear Der Ruschkopf on the radio and watch FAUXNEWZ on teevee.

Then there's the issue of how spoiled GIs are now. They can't go ten feet without laptops and dvd players, and have to be bivouaced within spitting distance of telephones so they can call home every night.

Finally, they're not warfighters, they're bullies. They listen to rap and watch porn, then everybody's surprised when GIs torture and molest POWs.

In past wars, soldiers treated POWs humanely for the most part to show them we were the good guys. Those days are over, and it's the fault of the GOP fascists, the vast, right-wing conspiracy fascists, and the theofascists who dominate the chaplain corps.

If this current crop of thugs had liberated Europe in 1944-45, we'd still be fighting partisans in every country on the continent.

Baptists feign outrage over church directories

They want us to believe they don't like that the North Carolina GOP requested copies of their directories. But we know better than to believe Baptists. They are, after all, part of the movement to turn our country into a feudal theocracy.

Theofascists fear Robertson reveals too much about who they really are

They say he hurts their movement to turn America into a feudal theocracy. We say he reveals their true intentions.

Final analysis: We were never supposed to find out Dick Cheney shot an old man in the face with a shotgun

All the people telling different versions of the tale never did get their lies straight.

Friday, February 17, 2006

"Who cares if it's constitutional?" Republicans clearly don't.

After all, the Constitution is just a *&%$#@% piece of paper.


The White House announced its support for a legislative proposal by Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine to exclude Bush’s NSA wiretapping program from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. ThinkProgress explained earlier why the proposal is a bad idea. Tonight, on Fox News, DeWine explained his motivations:

"You know, there’s been some controversy about whether or not this program is legal or is not legal. I think we need to get beyond that. And the vast majority of American people believe these calls need to be listened to. But we don’t want to have any kind of debate about whether it’s constitutional or not constitutional. So I think we need to put that beyond us."

What you need to know about so-called "canned hunts" like the one where Cheney shot his friend in the face

It's not hunting, it's killing tame, helpless animals. It's shooting fish in a barrel, but with booze instead of water.

From firedoglake

Maryland rejoins the Union

Governor blasts Diebold election-stealing machines.

California still in grave danger
Stealth re-certification of Diebold gets by.

1984--A searchable online version

It's the neocon playbook for Amerika.

If you've never read it, or haven't read it since high school, do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with what BushCo has in store for us.

"We don't care what you do or who you kill. Just stop the libruls and turn America into a feudal theocracy!"

Wyoming lawmakers slobber over Cheney at first public appearance since shooting his friend.

From firedoglake.

Help them bother Barbara Bush's beautiful mind Monday

DeptHomeSec's new fearmongering campaign targets school buses

Some would say bogus new campaign gives the terists ideas for targets...if there were any terists, which there aren't.

Bush: "The only thing that matters is 9-11"

Which he allowed to happen, by the way.

Says it didn't take him long to realize what happened.

Which is why he only sat there with his thumb up his butt for FIVE MINUTES after learning an airliner had hit the second tower.
Watch the video of Bush reading "The Pet Goat." (It's never been "My Pet Goat.")

Whittington apologizes for being there when Cheney shot without looking

Hopes incident won't give drinking and killing tame, helpless animals in canned hunts a bad name.

Orwell wrote Bush's script

Some of us have been trying to warn you for years.

Should doctors assist with lethal injections?

Whatever happened to "First, do no harm?",

Albany, NY grandmothers have bigger cojones than millions of young republican chickenhawks

They wanted to enlist. Where are all the brave Hitler Youth who slobbered over Coultergeist last weekend?

When Keyboard Kommandos Attack!

Click headline above to see the whole saga.

Case closed!

The Cheney shooting incident is a closed case.

Texas truly is a different planet.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

UH-OH: Official diagram of Cheney shooting is wrong

Says buckshot hit Whittington on left side when it's really his right side.

Bush is not the first crazy president

But he's still the worst.

More on Cheney's "girlfriend"

Did they hold the story until she was far, far away?

She looks like a younger, slimmer Lynne, doesn't she?

Why did Cheney drink beer on top of all those meds he takes?

Friends simply do not let friends drink and shoot guns. I don't drink, but if I even tried to take booze with me into the woods for one of our weekend schuetzenfests, my shooting buddies would take turns putting their boots up my ass. And rightly so.

(Bet you never thought I'd link to Bow Tie Boy, did you?)

9-11 kept Chertoff from doing his job after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast

Damn those dead terists! Who knew they'd rise from the ashes and hurt our country again after being dead for four years?

After Dick shot his friend in the face, he went back to the ranch and had dinner

Instead of going to the hospital where someone might smell alcohol on his breath and see him staggering around, grumbling like The Penguin.

What does this mean: Bush says he's the "sole organ for the nation in foreign affairs?"

1. He still doesn't speak English.
2. He still doesn't believes that &$#@$%^ piece of paper applies to him.

(Bet you never thought I'd link to George Will, did you?)

71% of Americans care that Cheney shot an old man in the face at close range with a shotgun, and then hoped no one would find out

See the poll.

Rabbi warns America about theofascists

Christocrats, theofascists...potato, potahto...

EPA still a fascist propaganda tool

All press releases must be politically correct, aka, scientifically wrong, but in support of Bush's lies.

Friends don't let friends drink and shoot guns

But republicans do.

Cheney told his personal medevac chopper that Whittington didn't need a dust-off

Driving him to a small local clinic was less likely to draw attention to the fact that Cheney had just shot an old man in the face at close range with a frackin' shotgun!

Maryland's 2004 ballots invalid--or should be

Votes cast on uncertified...wait for it...Diebold machines. Who paid who how much to make this happen?

Do NOT laugh at Cheney and then go hunting with a republican

He got shot for it. Makes you wonder what Whittington laughed at Saturday. Was it because Dick brought his middle-aged girlfriend instead of the usual young call girl?

Meet Jim Wallis: A true evangelical

He's the opposite of a theofascist. In other words, an actual minister of the Gospel.


"People should not be apologetic for having a religious faith, and the left needs to remember there is a long history of progressive religion," Mr Wallis said.

"Where would we be if Martin Luther King or Desmond Tutu had kept their faith to themselves? Clearly, there are examples of bad religion - American television evangelists and Muslim suicide bombers - but the answer is not no religion, but better religion."

It says: "Clearly, God is not a Republican or a Democrat ... the privatising of faith has weakened its impact on critical public issues and opened the door for a rightwing Christian politics which both narrows and distorts a biblical agenda."


Bush muzzled NASA during 2004 stolen election

How could well-informed people be expected to vote for Bush?

Top political appointees in the NASA press office exerted strong pressure during the 2004 presidential campaign to cut the flow of news releases on glaciers, climate, pollution and other earth sciences, public affairs officers at the agency say.

The disclosure comes nearly two weeks after the NASA administrator, Michael D. Griffin, called for "scientific openness" at the agency. In response to that, researchers and public affairs workers at the agency have described in fresh detail how political appointees altered or limited news releases on scientific findings that could have conflicted with administration policies.


Alzheimer's less devastating to republicans, theofascists

This may be God's dryest joke.

"Gulf War II was a gift to al qaeda"

So says a UK security expert. Thank God for putting Bush into office regardless of the vote count. Only he can keep us safe from aliens who want to attack LA.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

BREAKING: Cheney waited for Rove to tell him to go public

Poor Dick is in a "state of meltdown." What will he do to recover?

"I'll show you, you tweachowous miskweants!"

Whittington didn't agree with Cheney's version of shooting him

So says his daughter. (Scroll down in article)

Will these questions ever be answered?
Will Whittington ever tell his version of the story? Has it been written for him yet?

Cheney shot the only "librul" republican in Texas

Molly knows whereof she speaks.

Did Cheney kill time so his girlfriend could get away?

Sirius radio's Alex Bennett just broke a rumor that the delay in reporting the news that Cheney shot an old man in the heart was due to an effort to hide or spin Cheney's female companion.

Pamela Willeford (above), ambassador to Switzerland and -- yes -- Liechtenstein, was part of the hunting excursion with Cheney and Whittington. And according to Willeford's account, Cheney and the ambassador were side-by-side when the shooting of Whittington took place.

The vice president's Secret Service detail had to decide what to do with Willeford by way of perhaps covering up her relationship with Cheney, and thus the delay in reporting the news.

The rumor goes that Lynn Cheney isn't happy with Cheney's close relationship with Willeford.

Again, just a rumor.

What Cheney isn't telling us

Cheney and Whittington went hunting with two women (not their wives), there was some drinking, and Whittington wound up shot. Armstrong didn't see the incident but claimed she had, Cheney refused to be questioned by the Sheriff until the next morning, and a born-again evangelical physician has been downplaying Whittington's injuries since they occurrred.

Texas republicans don't buy Cheney's story, either

We were never supposed to find out Cheney shot an old man in the face at close range with a shotgun

Of course the vast, right-wing conspiracy blame the media for wanting to tell us when the Veep, whose salary we pay, nearly kills somebody.

Bush still screwing veterans

Well, that's not news anymore, but still...

GI Bill payments slow to arrive. Halliburton gets paid on time.

BREAKING: Alzheimer's affects republicans, theofascists less

That's what this study says, so argue with them.

FINALLY! Poor Dick Cheney tells how bad a day it was for him when he shot his friend in the face with a shotgun

Updated: Says he "let" friend call local paper because he knew no one would believe anything he said...and he was right. We still don't.

Remember to feel sorry for the shooter, not the victim.

Not "ultimately," Dick, "initially." After all, you had four days to write, re-write and rehearse this dog-n-pony show.


"Ultimately, I'm the guy who pulled the trigger. It was not Harry's fault. You can't blame anyone else. I'm the guy who pulled the trigger that shot my friend," Cheney told Britt Hume on Fox, "it's a day that I'll never forget."

The Vice President also revealed that he had a beer at a picnic held earlier in the day at the ranch, at least four to five hours before the shooting.

The Vice President "guessed" that Whittington was around thirty yards away when he shot him, and that it was one of the "worst" days of his life. Cheney has "no idea" if he hit the bird that he was aiming at.

"The image of him falling is something that I'll never be able to get out of my mind," Cheney said, "I fired and there's Harry falling."

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ohio chooses knowledge over theofascism

Mythology of Intelligent Design out, science in.


Scroll down to see today's Cheney updates.

Coultergeist lied on voter registration form, voted in wrong precinct

It's their fault for letting her.
Is a desire to hold on to privacy the reason she gave the wrong address?

"I know but I'm not going to say," Frisbie replied.

No matter, Florida statutes make it a third-degree felony to vote knowingly in the wrong precinct. Lying on a voter's registration can cost up to $5,000 and five years behind bars.

FINALLY! Poor Dick Cheney tells how bad a day it was for him when he shot his friend in the face with a shotgun

Remember to feel sorry for the shooter, not the victim.

Not "ultimately," Dick, "initially." After all, you had four days to write, re-write and rehearse this dog-n-pony show.


"Ultimately, I'm the guy who pulled the trigger. It was not Harry's fault. You can't blame anyone else. I'm the guy who pulled the trigger that shot my friend," Cheney told Britt Hume on Fox, "it's a day that I'll never forget."

The Vice President also revealed that he had a beer at a picnic held earlier in the day at the ranch, at least four to five hours before the shooting.

The Vice President "guessed" that Whittington was around thirty yards away when he shot him, and that it was one of the "worst" days of his life. Cheney has "no idea" if he hit the bird that he was aiming at.

"The image of him falling is something that I'll never be able to get out of my mind," Cheney said, "I fired and there's Harry falling."


Hiding for four days was "manly" of Cheney

Sign up here to go hunting with Dick Cheney

This wonderful guy wants to send some Democrats.

UPDATE: I've written him several times, and he still won't sign me up.

I told him to sign me up. I'd love to be able to sneak up behind Dick with a loaded shotgun, just like Whittington did.. And if Ol' Dick took home some #7 1/2, it'd be his fault, just like Saturday was Whittington's fault.

What do you think he'll say?

"It's OVER THERE!!!"

As long as he doesn't want to kiww duh wabbit.

Who told MSNBC to scrub report of beer at Cheney's hunting party?

UPDATE: Here's a screengrab of the original story.

The quote from the landowner was there, now it's gone.

Cheney agreed to be interviewed a day and a half after he shot the old man in the face from within 15 yards with a shotgun.
And why wasn't the sheriff allowed to give Cheney a breathalyzer test right after the accident? Do you believe they would have let you wait until Monday morning?

Army accepts more people like Bush

Where are all the fire-breathing young republicans, especially the young theofascists? Why won't they show their love for king and country?

What's wrong with this reenactment of the Cheney shooting?

"This area right here" is much bigger than the silhouette. Only a few "BBs" hit the silhouette.

UPDATE: SS says Cheney shot the old man 20 minutes later than first lied about

Now it comes out they were hunting at dusk, something the rest of us wouldn't do, drunk or sober.

Click headline to read a good wrap-up of all the versions of when Cheney shot an old man in the face at close range with a shotgun.

Also: If Whittington dies, Texas grand jury will step in. Whoo-boy!

UPDATE: Bush's SECOND way of spying on us revealed

It's supposedly even bigger.

Doctors accuse doctors of lying for Cheney

Other Texans not thrilled with Dick, either.

Pentagon creates first generation of Cylons

They look like this now...

...and they may look like this soon...

...but they'll never look like this.

And neither will Dann Coultergeist.

How to survive Cylon uprising

Don't wait for Battlestar Galactica to save your butt.

The Daily Show covers Cheney's shooting an old man in the face at no more than 15 yards with a shotgun

In case you missed it.

Longhorns wave white flag of surrender instead of wearing game jerseys in Cheney's favorite target color-- orange

Good thing Cheney didn't show up.
Their school colors are burnt orange and white. Their game jerseys are usually burnt orange. But not today.

McClellan lies about Whittington heart attack

Said he had no new information when he did.

We'll never know what happened. But we already know what didn't happen:
1. Cheney did not shoot Whittington at 30 yards.
2. The sheriff did not give Cheney a breathalyzer test right after the shooting.

Was Cheney closer than 30 yards when he shot the old man in the face?

I'd say so. I said so from the beginning.


He was lucky to be so superb a wing shot that he carried a shotgun in 28-gauge rather than 12-gauge. That probably saved Harry Whittington's life. The 28 is for advanced bird hunters who've killed their thousands with a 12 -- the common hunting shell of America's shotgunners -- and want something more refined, lighter, more beautiful. With the 28 you have to get closer, shoot faster and more accurately. The little pieces of shot break their cluster sooner, spray more widely, lose velocity faster.

As soon as the pellets leave the shotgun barrel they start to spread out. By the time they get to 30 yards, only a few are going to hit a target that is 6' tall by 2 foot wide, give or take. In order for Mr. Whittington to get hit with 200 pellets in his "face, neck and upper torso," around a two foot area on his body that lands him in ICU, it's more likely that Cheney and Whittington were much closer to each other than 30 yards. Again, using just one convenient source in the news today, referring to the "Misfire" article above, "The little pieces of shot break their cluster sooner, spray more widely, lose velocity faster."

Again, over half the shotgun pellets wound up hitting Whittington, at a distance away the vice president's office is saying was around 30 yards.

Could they be meaning to want to say, "30 feet" instead? Typical republican lies, typical republican math.

And the proper license to kill helpless birds.

Sheriff prevented from giving Cheney breathalyzer test

Some vast, right-wing conspiracy idiots are still saying it was the old man's fault that Cheney didn't look where he was shooting.

Let me put it this way: If I shot somebody because I was drunk and/or simply not paying attention, my shooting buddies would take turns putting their boots up my ass, and rightly so.

1. Whittington was no more than 12-15 yards away, probably closer.
2. How high off the ground was he if he got shot in the face?
3. How did he sneak through Cheney's Secret Service protection?

Cheney's shooting victim has heart attack

They're sticking to the "from 30 yards" nonsense.

GIs maimed in Bush's war for world conquest SHOULD get their feelings hurt, Muslims SHOULDN'T

Who will Cheney shoot when he hunts bald eagles?

They'll be off the endangered species list soon.

Why does Cheney want to kill every red-blooded American boy's friend, Eddie Eagle (NRA mascot)?

"Plausible Deniability" moves back into the White House

Into Veep's office this time.

We weren't supposed to find out that Cheney shot an old man in the face with a shotgun.

From Americablog:

"If ever there were an incident that showed who's really in charge of the White House it's this.

Bush is told an hour after the shooting, and isn't even informed that Cheney was the shooter.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan isn't even told until the next day that Cheney was the shooter.

How do you not tell your boss that his VP is involved? How does Cheney's staff, who are supposedly lower down on the totem pole than Scott McClellan, not inform the White House spokesman of the fact that the VP just nearly killed someone?

Bush and McClellan weren't told because they're not in charge, they're not in the loop, and no one apparently even thinks of including them in the loop when the going gets tough."

Democrats don't want to rescue America from the fascists

Or at least Ohio.

Paul Hackett tells how they torpedoed his Senate bid.

I fear the republicans now own the Democrats. What does Bush have on top Dems after all the illegal wiretapping?

Veterans group furious over Hackett betrayal
We have to wonder what's happened to our party.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Play the "Dick Cheney Quail Hunt Game"

Pellets to stay in old lobbyist's face.

We weren't supposed to find out, were we?

Dick still won't answer questions

The 28-gauge is a child's shotgun.

"Weawy? I thought it was just wight for a Wobbyist of Mass Distwuction."

Copy and paste tiny url into your browser to watch The Daily Show's coverage of how Cheney shot an old man in the face at close range with a shotgun.

Cheney says he'll do something safer and more sporting next time.

Like fishing with hand grenades.

Bush's butt buddy endorses suicide bombings

Says they're legitimate for those occupied.

Now who's giving aid and comfort to the people killing American GIs in Iraq?

Pat Robertson set to arrange for God to allow terists and asteroids to destroy Ohio

Or maybe tornadoes.
If that's the only way to get at Diebold's corporate office.


A majority of members on the Board of Education of Ohio, the first state to single out evolution for "critical analysis" in science classes more than three years ago, are expected on Tuesday to challenge a model biology lesson plan they consider an excuse to teach the tenets of the disputed theory of intelligent design, The New York Times reports Tuesday. Excerpts:

A reversal in Ohio would be the most significant in a series of developments signaling a sea change across the country against intelligent design — which posits that life is too complex to be explained by evolution alone — since a federal judge's ruling in December that teaching the theory in the public schools of Dover, Pa., was unconstitutional.

A small rural school district in California last month quickly scuttled plans for a philosophy elective on intelligent design after being challenged by lawyers involved in the Pennsylvania case. Also last month, an Indiana lawmaker who said in November that he would introduce legislation to mandate teaching of intelligent design instead offered a watered-down bill requiring only "accuracy in textbooks." And just last week, two Democrats in Wisconsin proposed a ban on schools' teaching intelligent design as science, the first such proposal in the country.

Here in Ohio, pressure has been mounting on board members in recent weeks to toss out the lesson plan and the standards underpinning it.

ID is not science, it's mythology. Science is too hard for theofascists, just like everything else in this universe, so they invent easy stuff they can understand in their parallel universe of Kancervatron.

Let's spend $364 million to discharge gay men and women who want to wear our nation's uniforms...

...while young republican chickenhawk sissies who demanded this war, but won't go near a recruiting station, proclaim themselves to be the real patriots.

Young chickenhawks won't even enlist for what their king did for a while before going AWOL.
It was and is the cushest gig in the military.

How we can take back our country from the theofascists

Check out the new book by Michael Lerner.

Scratch a theofascist, find a liar, a hypocrite and/or a crook


At the crossroads of Christian Right lobbying, gay marriage moralism and ripping off old people…

What thinker does Washington’s top conservative newspaper turn to for op-eds on rewriting the Constitution for the Religious Right? How about a direct mail huckster who has fooled senior citizens and U.S. senators alike?

Meet Gary Jarmin, seminal Christian Right lobbyist and author of a crackpot new Washington Times piece demanding we change the Constitution to ban gay marriage or else plunge ourselves into a national emergency of polygamy.

The Times’s choice of marriage moralist is hilarious, given Jarmin’s sleazy record: targeting the elderly with scare letters to raise funds (“the fright merchants,” the San Francisco Chronicle called his “American Federation of Senior Citizens”), as well as arranging for the paper’s own publisher — cult leader Sun Myung Moon — to be honored as a godlike being on Capitol Hill.

Jarmin, through U.S. Senator John Warner (R-VA), arranged for Moon (of “Moonies” fame) to be honored as the “King of Peace” on Capitol Hill in a bizarre pagent featuring robes and crowns. Warner later said he’d been “deceived” into putting on the costume party.

Second, as investigative Web site RAW STORY revealed, Jarmin has been raising money by sending terrifying letters to the elderly, warning them that the safety net will collapse (or “militant homosexuals” will seize power) unless they mail a check to his unmarked row house. (Here’s one senior site that warns of Jarmin’s letters.)

Theofascists hate science because it's too hard

To advocates of intelligent design, the human sperm's tiny tail bears potent evidence that Charles Darwin was wrong--it is, they say, a molecular machine so complex that only God could have produced it.

But biologists now are starting to piece together how such intricate bits of biochemistry evolved. Although the basic research was not meant as a response to intelligent design, it is unraveling the very riddles that proponents said could not be solved.

Bush lies to us with our own money

To the tune of $1.6 BILLION so far.

Cheney outted spy studying the next country Bush wants to invade

They will endanger the whole country to punish one man's patriotism.

Cheney's shotgun faux pas very rare

Despite what his uninformed minions say.

Still no word from the "we train hunters to do it safely" NRA.
Does anyone find it odd that 2 men are out hunting with 2 women that are not their wives? Maybe this is the reason for the WH cover up? Maybe Armstrong or the ambassador is Cheney's mistress. Is this Cheney's Chappaquiddick?

"Those kwazy quail aw in thew wast thwoes."

FEMA evicts 12,000 Katrina survivors while...

...10,770 FEMA trailers sit empty at Arkansas airport.

Survivors guilty of small-time fraud; bureaucrats, contractors guilty of mega-fraud.
Brownie's replacement, you're doing a heckuva job.

Cheney gets "routine" citation for hunting accident

But did not get required "upland game bird license." What does the law have to do with Cheney?

By the way, he had a 28-gauge shotgun, not a 28 caliber shotgun. There are no 28 caliber shotguns. Shotguns aren't measured by calibers.

Still no word from the "safety is everything" folks at the NRA. Imagine the hue and cry if John Kerry had done this a year and a half ago.

Time to start making those "impeach" signs

Here's my favorite:

Why do republicans hate America and give Kool Aid and comforters to anemones?

Don't take anything they say seriously. It's an election year and they're all running away from Chimpy McFlightSuit. By October, Clinton will have tricked Bush into invading Iraq and illegally spying on law-abiding citizens, and the Katrina circle jerk will have been Michael Moore's fault.

Alleged safety mongers at NRA still won't comment on Cheney shooting

If anyone knows how to make t-shirts or bumper stickers, here's your assignment:

"Dick Cheney's shotgun has injured more people than my car"

Remember these lovely t-shirts?

I hope reporters have the good sense to shout, "Duck!" and hit the floor whenever Cheney enters the room from now on.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

What effect does right-wing hatespeech have on America?

It keeps people all riled up.

Squinting on teevee does the trick.

So does bloviating on AM radio.

Coultergeist's Adam's apple keeps young republican chickenhawks all riled up.

Bush's Ohio coin thief faces 175 years in the slammer

He should do his time in Gitmo.

Letters to the editor now acts of sedition

A VA nurse found out the hard way.

sedition : an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government. (Bush could declare than an ad for a Democrat candidate is sedition, too, since by definition an opponent's campaign's intent is to overthrow the government.)

"And what are you gonna do about it?"

Get ready for Gulf War IV