A blog dedicated to the researchers who dyed a captured chimp's fur pink, then released it. The other chimps promptly tore it to pieces.

Friday, August 25, 2006

John Lennon must be rolling in his grave

Found on a Yahoo message board:
Imagine there are no muslims,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there are no muslims,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No ramadan bullshit too,
Imagine all civilized people
Living life in peace...

Imagine no muslims,
I wonder if you can,
No need for jihad or terrorists,
A brotherhood of human man,
Imagine all the civilized folf
Sharing all the world (without muslims)

You may say I'm a racist,
But I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the civilized world will live in peace and as one!!

I don't know which I find more disgusting: the fact that this bozo turned a song of peace into a racist anthem, or that 92 other users approved.

Talk about missing the point.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Joe's big lead sure disappeared fast, didn't it?

All of a sudden he and Lamont are neck and neck. But the best part of all this is watching the GOP and their conservatives lackeys knife their official candidate in the back so they can "stick it to the liberals" by supporting Joe. Who, by the way, makes no secret of the fact that he intends to continue voting with the Democrats most of the time just as he has in the past.

He hasn't said whether he intends to kiss Bush any more, but it's not looking promising.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Lieberman vs. Lamont - how is this bad for Dems?

The way I see it, there are two possible outcomes here: either Lieberman wins or Lamont wins. (not even the loopiest right-wing whackjobs on the 'net think Schlesinger stands a snowball's chance in Hell, so don't even go there)

A Lieberman win means the status quo is maintained. Lieberman may be a bloodthirsty little fuck, but he's pro-choice and reliably Democrat in many other areas as well. It was undeniably galling watching him perform as Dubya's pet Jew, but let's face it: we could do worse. And at the least, he'd have gotten a strong warning from the electorate on the perils of kissing up to the opposition.

A Lamont win would send a strong warning to every DLC Democrat that we the people are still ultimately their goddamn bosses and they'd do well to keep that fact in mind when making decisions. It would effect MAJOR change in the system, shaking it to the very foundations. The potential benefits are so overwhelming as to make this a gamble worth taking even if the potential losses were magnitudes greater.

So. Status quo vs. changes that will go down in the history books. Shit, if I could get odds like that in a casino, I'd be able to retire.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Abandon? Um, hello? He LOST the primary.

Democrats abandon Lieberman, back Lamont
By STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer

So what happens to the guy who loses the primary in YOUR universe, Stephanie?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Absurd is as absurd does

U.S.: Talk of Cuban invasion 'absurd'
The [Cuban] government, under the control of Castro's brother, Defense Minister Raul Castro, has mobilized citizen defense militias and asked military reservists to check in daily.

The White House has insisted no such threat exists, with press secretary Tony Snow dismissing the suggestion that the United States would attack the island as "absurd."

You know, maybe it's just me, but it seems like an awful lot of absurd things have happened since George W. Bush took over. Like the World Trade Center getting blown to shit, war, the USA an international pariah, torture, fascism, rampant and unbridled corruption both in government and in commerce.

I don't blame the Cubans for being wary. After all, they've been listening to the screams coming from Gitmo at night for quite some time now.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Astroturf: it's what the GOP serves for dinner

From a post on Craig's List comes a link to an interesting story:

Where did that video spoofing Gore's film come from?

Everyone knows Al Gore stars in the global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." But who created "Al Gore's Penguin Army," a two-minute video now playing on YouTube.com?

In the video, Mr. Gore appears as a sinister figure who brainwashes penguins and bores movie audiences by blaming the Mideast crisis and starlet Lindsay Lohan's shrinking waist size on global warming. Like other videos on the popular YouTube site, it has a home-made, humorous quality. The video's maker is listed as "Toutsmith," a 29-year-old who identifies himself as being from Beverly Hills in an Internet profile.

In an email exchange with The Wall Street Journal, Toutsmith didn't answer when asked who he was or why he made the video, which has just over 59,000 views on YouTube. However, computer routing information contained in an email sent from Toutsmith's Yahoo account indicate it didn't come from an amateur working out of his basement.

Instead, the email originated from a computer registered to DCI Group, a Washington, D.C., public relations and lobbying firm whose clients include oil company Exxon Mobil Corp.

A DCI Group spokesman declines to say whether or not DCI made the anti-Gore penguin video, or to explain why Toutsmith appeared to be sending email from DCI's computers. "DCI Group does not disclose the names of its clients, nor do we discuss the work that we do on our clients' behalf," says Matt Triaca, who heads DCI's media relations shop.

'Coz you can't hide what you are on the inside


Gawd-DAMN, is that one ugly fuckin' bitch or what? Looks like all that lyin' and spinnin' and coverin' stuff up really took its toll.