Sunday, May 31, 2009

Topography of Bedwetting

We in Left Blogistan are blessed by a diversity of voices.
Marcy's timelines, Glenzilla's prosecutorial kleig light,
and Digby's narrative

We didn't know what happened on the inside at the time, but it was clear they were losing it from the very first moments. Having Bush race all over the country on the first day, the bellicose stupidity of their rhetoric and the absurd reaction to the anthrax attacks showed that our leadership was anything but calm, cool and collected. The media jumped in immediately with breathless, uncritical hero worship of Rumsfeld's lunacy and Bush's cowboy rhetoric, turning the instantaneous, opportunistic pivot to Iraq into an inevitability.

Pretty much.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

No fuck?

Thers is on fire.

Oh good. Lanny Davis has an opinion on how Democrats should respond to political smears. This always works out well.

First: anybody who actually read the speech knows that Sotomayor did not misspeak. She made a good, legitimate point, one that nobody gave any shit to conservative justices for when they were going through confirmation.

Second: who cares about Hannity and Limbaugh? They're clowns, and everyone knows it, except their moron disciples.

Third: Lanny Davis? Really? You're fishing for crap from Lanny Davis? Hilarious. That's like fishing for brown trout in the Gowanus Canal. What's next, you're going to quote somebody like Chris Lehane, who isn't even an effective weasel? Hahahahahaha!

Oh. Wait.

And the obligatory GBV video.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Headie Scratch

Owls aren't as cute as parrots.

No offense.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Not really, I was a Diesel and Dust convert.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tres Amigos

It is bad enough when I read or hear one or two of these description. All three together is very jarring.

"There are also threats from neo-Nazis, ultra-nationalists and Christian fundamentalists that they will beat us if we appear on the streets."

Racists, Nativists and Zealots, OH MY.

How long we gotta watch these three thugs riding around in the same car to figure out they might have something in common?



X-posted to Break Glass

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

And it does work. Quite regularly.

Spackerman over at the Lake

Nor, after more Americans died from terrorism under Bush's watch than under any other presidency, did Gore press a partisan attack. Because that would have proved he was a small man during a big moment. Strange how that works.

More please


Monday, May 4, 2009

ZOMG, Greenwald Stoned

A douche called Glenzilla out and was righteously crushed.

Which led me back to Izzy. Here is one of the things he wrote:

To be a pariah is to be left alone to see things your own way, as truthfully as you can. Not because you're brighter than anybody else is -- or your own truth so valuable. But because, like a painter or a writer or an artist, all you have to contribute is the purification of your own vision, and add that to the sum total of other visions. To be regarded as nonrespectable, to be a pariah, to be an outsider, this is really the way to do it. To sit in your tub and not want anything. As soon as you want something, they've got you!

That works for me,


Friday, May 1, 2009

Even Antonin?

O wither, Norm? O wherefore, Norm?

This is also why Billmon* thinks the US Supremes won't dare touch this sucker. Scalia tried to keep Bush v. Gore from being used as a precedent precisely to avoid the threat to Republican separate-and-unequal election facilities nationwide.

*It is so profitable to society generally and me in particular that Billmom has decided to keep his hand in.

bwo Phoenix Woman