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Why I Like Best of the Web
July 31, 2012
From the "Why-I-Like-Best-of-the-Web: Reason-Number-47" Department
I’ve been mildly watching the 2012 Presidential Election, most of it has been boring for me.
Predictably, the Republicans put up Mitt Romney as their unofficial Nominnee.
And, Predictably, since he has nothing else to run on, Obama is still running against President Bush, who has not participated in an Election since 2004.
Barring that, Obama’s team (and this includes most of the Mass Media) have been playing Attack of the Day, to see what sticks. (Kind of a continuous Weather Balloon trick.)
June 19, 2012
From the "Why-I-Like-Best-of-the-Web: Reason-Number-46" Department
I have often made this observation, silently, to myself, but it was encouraging to read it in yesterday’s Best of the Web Today.
Editor, James Taranto pointed out some very poignant articles regarding this Presidential Election.
May 22, 2012
From the "If-you-don't-uphold-this-law, passed-on-a-party-line-vote, my-party-will-accuse-you-of-partisanship" Department
I was reading the latest Best of the Web Today and was amused by an anecdote at the end of the main dissertation of an article on the Left Wing attack of the potential Supreme Court rout of ObamaCare.
Those arguments left the left in a state of high anxiety, and The Wall Street Journal notes in an editorial today that Democratic politicians and liberal journalists are “making one last attempt to intimidate the Justices,” especially Chief Justice John Roberts:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy recently took the extraordinary step of publicly lobbying the Chief Justice after oral argument but before its ruling. “I trust that he will be a Chief Justice for all of us and that he has a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch,” the Democrat declared on the Senate floor. “The conservative activism of recent years has not been good for the Court.”
He added that, “Given the ideological challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the extensive, supportive precedent, it would be extraordinary for the Supreme Court not to defer to Congress in this matter that so clearly affects interstate commerce.”
To summarize Leahy’s message: If you don’t uphold this law, passed on a party-line vote, my party will accuse you of partisanship. The intent is so transparent, and the argument so ridiculous, one is half-tempted to admire its sheer brazenness.
September 20, 2011
From the "And-in-the-year-2011, Starfish-struck-back!" Department
Saw this on yesterday’s Best of the Web Today and had to say something.
Wind Turbines Will Cause ‘Killer’ Starfish
The article linked is a commentary of another article on The Telegraph.
Apparently, Green Jobs cause Africanized Starfish.
August 30, 2011
From the "Will-the-editor-of-the-NRO-please-call-their-office?" Department
I saw this in yesterdays Best of the Web Today, and after a lively dissertation on the Virginia Earthquake, and Hurricane Irene, the author, James Taranto, pointed out the following headline in the “Too Much Information” topic:
Will Gay Marriage Turn Anthony Weiner’s Seat Red?
December 8, 2010
From the "Bright-Bright-Sunshiney-Day" Department
November 12, 2009
From the "A-Life-Long-Yankees-Fan-from-Chicago" Department
I missed this commentary on the Almost-but-not-quite-the-most-boring-sport to watch, Baseball, and the significant World Series event of Late October and Early November.
It marked the end of what I, and others have called, the Hillary Clinton Curse.
January 30, 2008
From the "Today, under-George-W. Bush, there-is-one-America, not-Two; One" Department
One thing I noticed, after John “Silky” Edwards withdrew his quest for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Since the only candidate talking about “Two Americas” has left the race; this now signifies the United States can return to being “One America” again.
February 9, 2007
From the "From-Grill-Master-to-Blog-Master" Department
The Editors of Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com are available to be blogmasters of your campaign site.
References available on request.
August 4, 2006
From the "I'm-not-dead-yet!" Department
Castro Proclamed himself in Stable Condition, the other day, on Cuban National TV. Thus thwarting speculation on the Castro Death Watch of 2006. At least for now.
He now joins other World Leaders in Stable Condition as Yassir Arafat has been in stable condition since he was pronounced dead in a Paris Hospital.
Hattip to Best of the Web [Tuesday]
July 24, 2006
From the "Evil-wins-when-good-men-do-nothing" Department
This is a tired story, just like Bush’s misuse of the word Shiite:
As Reuters reports from St. Petersburg, Russia:
A microphone picked up an unaware President Bush saying on Monday Syria should press Hezbollah to “stop doing this [scatological vulgarity]” and that his secretary of state may go to the Middle East soon.
Reuters, which considers terrorism taboo, actually quotes the vulgarity, which we’ve omitted, in part because this Web site is published by a family newspaper and in part because we’re not sure the president didn’t actually say “Shiite.”
…but once again, James Taranto of Best of the Web Today gave me a chuckle:
July 20, 2006
From the "Riot-in-Cell-Block-Number-Nine" Department
I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions on the Embryonic Stem Cell debate, from both sides of the argument. And now that Dubya has used his first veto on a bill to provide Federal Funding to Embryonic Stem Cells, the debate has gotten louder.
I’m going to come right out and say that I’m against Embryonic Stem Cell research, for a plethora of reasons ranging from religious conviction to political disagreement and also scientific skepticism.
However, James Taranto of Best of the Web [Yesterday] has a great perspective on this whole argument, and I quote his article in full:
June 20, 2006
From the "Who-is-buried-in-Grant's-Tomb?" Department
Best of the Web Today tossed out this rather difficult presidential trivia quiz
I’ve got some of the answers, but obviously not all.
James Taranto has announced today that there is a winner, but has not published the answers. (Answers published on Thursday Night)
So I’m still toiling over it:
June 14, 2006
From the "How-plain-it-is-to-me-that-the-DNC-is-completely-out-of-touch" Department
Speaking of being out of touch, from Today’s Best of the Web:
There’s an Agenda in Here Somewhere
“With Republicans seeking to define Democrats by their votes on such hot-button issues as gay marriage, the estate tax and flag burning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is arguing that Democrats need to tell voters about themselves before Republicans succeed in doing it for them,” reports the Hill:
The time to criticize the Republicans’ “culture of corruption,” a Democratic refrain for nearly a year, is at an end, Pelosi said; Democrats need to begin promoting their own vision of America. . . .
“What we have to do is define ourselves so that Republicans do not define us. This is a define-or-be-defined business that we’re in, so you can’t leave it out in the open,” Pelosi said.
And what is that vision?
She outlined three areas where Democrats would seek to differentiate themselves from Republicans: integrity, civility and accountability. If Democrats were to take control of the House in November, their first actions would focus on promoting those values, she said.
“These are not full-blown initiatives,” she cautioned.
She also said, “I’m even hard put to say what our agenda will be when we win.” Not exactly the Contract With America, is it?
April 7, 2006
From the "I'm-so-glad-you-two-plumbers-showed-up!" Department
Lets read this Article from the Microsoft News Network:
WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney’s former top aide told prosecutors President Bush authorized the leak of sensitive intelligence information about Iraq, according to court papers filed by prosecutors in the CIA leak case.
The filing by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald also describes Cheney’s involvement in I. Lewis Libby’s communications with the press.
There was no indication in the filing that either Bush or Cheney authorized Libby to disclose Valerie Plame’s CIA identity. But it points to Cheney as one of the originators of the idea that Plame could be used to discredit her husband, Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson.
Wow, the White House is really in hot water here, aren’t they? Cheney told Libby to out Valerie “Double-0 Nothing” Plame?
But wait… what was “leaked”? MSNBC doesn’t really say.
More Updates: 2:00 PM
March 21, 2006
From the "My-Spending-is-reduced, despite-a-steady-accumulation-of-wealth-in-my-savings-account" Department
Fox Butterfield is the now-retired Crime Reporter for the New York Times; and unfortunately the subject of a major joke at his expense.
What is the joke you say?
Well, it is something that James Taranto of Best of the Web Today calls “The Butterfield Effect”
To put simply, Fox Butterfield has a concern that there is an increasing population of criminal inmates in prison, despite a reduced crime rate.
March 1, 2006
From the "Freedom-of-Speech, Religion, Press, Assembly and DOH!" Department
Americans apparently know more about “The Simpsons” than they do about the First Amendment.
February 3, 2006
From the "Strongerathomerespectedintheworld" Department
In Case you missed it, there was a reported drop in Unemployment today.
No, I didn’t see it on the news either.
But thanks to the art of parody, we have some journalistic evidence!
Low Jobless Rate Leaves Workers Too Tired to Shop
January 24, 2006
From the "I'm-a-man-on-a-mission, get-down-on-the-dance-floor;
the-final-inquisition and-the-crowd-wants-more-and-more" Department
To continue a conversation from the Previous Post (which turned into an amusing analogy between the SCOTUS nominations and the NFL Draft); I learned something yesterday.
The question was, why is there such an opposition to President Bush, and why is there such a change?
January 13, 2006
From the "A-Left-Coast-Epidermic" Department
Since I pretty much cannot talk about the Philadelphia Eagles for almost a year, I might as well make fun of a rather interesting convergence of Football and Politics. It is called the Washington Redskins vs. the Seattle Seahawks; or as the Seattle Times refers to Washington [D.C.] vs. Seattle [Washington].
Only on the Left-Coast could something like this happen:
To avoid insulting native American heritage, the Seattle Times decided to limit severely the use of the term Redskins in the paper — even if a team with that name will dominate news coverage this week. The Times will not use the moniker in headlines or captions. Reporters can use it only once, as a first reference, in all stories. The Redskins will be referred to almost exclusively as Washington — which could get a little confusing for local readers who also live in that state.
October 20, 2005
From the "Joke-and-Dagger" Department
The last article of Best of the Web Yesterday, features a little fun at the expense of Chuck “The Dagger” Schumer.
It seems Chuck is overusing a metaphor:
September 29, 2005
From the "No-surprises-here" Department
So who voted no? Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com has the answer:
September 19, 2005
From the "Have-you-ever-considered-the-judiciary? You'd-make-a-wonderful-Dread-Pirate-Judge-Roberts." Department
Thanks to James Taranto of Best of the Web Today, for this update to International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day.
It ties the Supreme Court hearings with our favorite holiday of the day!
The Dread Pirate [Judge] Roberts
September 7, 2005
It is hard not to comment on the varried response to the Death of Chief Justice Rehnquist. The most shocking was Alan Dershowitz vile description of Rehnquist just hours after the holder of this historic and honorable office’s death was announced.
August 15, 2005
From the "Live-from-the-Cubicle-Jungle, its-Weekend-Update, with-your-hosts, The-Editors-of-Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com" Department
Well, this seems to be a dry news-cycle, so Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com will take a brief look at the pressing news items of recent days:
July 14, 2005
From the "Karl-Rove-Outed-me-as-a-C.I.A.-Operative" Department
As much as I tire of hearing about the uber-covert-spy Valerie Plame, (Day-By-day even coined a great phrase, PlameOut) I have to take notice at the way everyone is bending over backwards to make Karl Rove some kind of diabolical criminal.
June 8, 2005
From the "So-can-Kerry-now-run-with-a-clean-conscience-in-2008?" Department
Recently, I hinted that The haughty french-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by-the-way also served in Vietnam was slow to Release his Military Records, which he Promised to Release on Meet the Depressed, back on January 30, 2005.
Well, 010000000 days later (note, this is Geek-Fu for 128 days), The Boston Globe reports that Kerry has done just that; or we THINK he did.
June 2, 2005
From the "Why-I-Like-Best-of-the-Web: Reason #52" Department
In case you missed it, this was a classic move by James Taranto of Opinion-Journal-dot-com‘s Best of the Web Today. (Emphasis Mine)
Can Old Europe Learn New Tricks?
In a Sunday plebiscite, French voters said non to the European Constitution, which the New York Times calls “a document similar in some ways to the Constitution that binds the United States.” Also dissimilar in some ways; for instance, it comprises 448 articles, 441 more than the U.S. Constitution. “The decision of France inevitably creates a difficult situation for the defense of our interests in Europe,” said President Jacques Chirac, the haughty, Massachusetts-looking Paris Gaullist, who by the way served Saddam.
April 21, 2005
From the "The-JFK-and-the-JFK" Department
From Best of the Web Today:
“Senate Nixes Navy Plan to Mothball Kennedy”–headline, Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), April 21
Maybe They’ll Still Freeze-Dry Kerry
While this is quite entertaining to read, I found the online article about the Politics of Naval Supercarriers quite interesting:
Senate Nixes Navy Plan to Mothball Kennedy
April 13, 2005
From the "It's-funny-cause-it's-not-true" Department
Per Kirk’s request:
Did you know that The haughty french-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by-the-way also served in Vietnam was also a satirist?
Neither did anyone else, but we’ve also found out he’s unoriginal.
March 29, 2005
From the "In-Theophobes-we-trust" Department
Dana pointed out today that the AOL News Network Law section reported a case where a Convicted murderer was freed of a death penalty ruling because members of the Jury discussed Bible Verses where it encourages capital punishment.
Is this a case of Separation of Church and State Justice? Or the work of the not-so-mighty Theophobes?
March 16, 2005
From the "Its-that-blasted-subversive-counter-culture-which-ruined-me" Department
The haughty french-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by-the-way also served in Vietnam doesn’t like the media.
Well, maybe not the media you are familiar with…
Best of the Web Today cites an article from The Weekly Standard in regards to Kerry’s disdain towards the media.
To be more specific, Kerry’s disdain towards the SubMedia.
March 3, 2005
From the "Crossfire: With-Jon-Stewart" Department
Yeah what? Did I just say that?
But check this out, when he went on Crossfire awhile back, he took the annoying and dorky Tucker Carlson (Never trust a guy with two last names) to SCHOOL.
So anyways, he was chatting with Author and former Clinton Aide Nancy Soderberg, and ended up exposing a subconscious Democratic stigma, AND debunking the author.
February 22, 2005
From the "We-don't-need-no-education" Department
Thanks to Best of the Web Today, we have an entertaining spectrum of perspective of our Nation’s Public School system:
Your exercise for today: Which policy/practice has taught the children more?
January 31, 2005
Best of the Web Today has an interesting round up of the Iraqi Elections.
January 18, 2005
From the "Boxer-Day" Department
What is up with Barbara Boxer? Its like everyday is Boxer Day.
You might remember, the Congressional Debable, where Boxer led a jihad to contest the results of Ohio (to meerly make a statement in opposition to GWB, but in reality made a statement that she is just a whiney obstructionist.)
Now she has her sites set on Dr. Condoleezza Rice.
January 13, 2005
From the "So-what-DOES "CBS" stand-for?" Department
Best of the Web Today cited a very provocative article on the events at CBS, and their political leanings. I posted the entire article by Howard Fineman of MSNBC here:
January 4, 2005
From the "He-aint-an-eighth-grader, he's-my-brother" Department
When Harry Reid, Democratic Senator from Nevada was stepping up to the plate to be the next House Minority Leader, I thought I liked the guy. He wasn’t the obstructionist-jerk that Daschle was, and seemed to be more moderate than most of the Left side of the Senate Floor.
So I watched him on Meet the Depressed a few weeks back; and he tarnished himself, in my eyes.
December 9, 2004
From the "Our-Friends-the-French" Department
Its no secret, there is a wall of animosity between the United States and the country of France. There is a cultural separation, there is a disagreement of opinion, and there is some unthankfulness. I’m not one to beat a dead horse, but France has got to lighten up.
Once upon a time, after this whole escapade with France and the Second Gulf War, Bill O’Reilly called upon his viewers to Boycott France. As a consumer, I joined in this boycott, along with other people I know. We targeted one specific area where we knew we had a lot of impact.
December 8, 2004
From the "Why-I-like-Best-of-the-Web-Today" Department
There is a reason why Best of the Web Today is strongly considered the Best Media/Journalist Blog of 2004. They write something like this on the subject of this new leftwards luminary and his brilliant idea to give a cosmetic facelift to the language of the Democratic Party, to appeal to the Red-State-Heartland.
November 13, 2004
From the "Any-Excuse-to-use-the-name "Uranus"" Department
Mars is Experiencing Global Warning; spawning “Mars First” protests on Phobos, Deimos and Uranus.
Before I get to the fun stuff, I’d just like to point out how silly this makes Earth Based Global Warming theories appear when a planet devoid of human contact is suspected of “Global Warning”.
But as you can see, we can still blame George W. Bush!
November 12, 2004
From the "Survey-Says: You're-an-idiot" Department
Is it me, or when you hear people describe your politics, or philosophy as “stupid” or “ignorant”, you secretly feel as if you somehow know something they don’t?
I’ve been thinking that alot (before and after the election of 2004).
Everytime I hear a talking head (or non-talking head) describe me as stupid, I think to myself. (They just don’t get it. They are rushing to judgement on something and they don’t really know WHY people disagree with them. – I know something they don’t.)
When I’m less-selfish-than-usual, I also ponder on “how do I communicate to this person that they are mistaken in their shallow analysis?”
October 31, 2004
From the "It's-America's-Pastime!" Department
The Democratic National Committee released a shocking October-Surprise press statement, today; just two days before the National Election.
As John Kerry and John Edwards continue their hard work to appeal to swing voters, Chairman Terry McAuliffe appeared before the gathered fans in Boston, as the Red Sox celebrated their first World Series win in over 85 years.
October 28, 2004
From the "John-Kerry: 0, the-Boston-Red-Sox: 1" Department
In a shock flip-flop by the Boston Red Sox, John Kerry now supports George W. Bush’s stance on the environment.“The president, I don’t think, is living in a world of reality with respect to the environment. Now, if you’re a Red Sox fan, that’s OK. But if you’re a president, it’s not.”
You might remember a certain comment made in the Second Presidential Debate:
Kerry, of course was speaking about the hopelessness of his Red Sox winning the World Series and the Bambino Curse
Well, the Red Sox WON the World Series
As Best of the Web, Today pontificates:
Now that the Sox have won the Series, it’s fair to say the president is right on environmental issues?
October 21, 2004
From the "The-Apple-doesn't-fall-far-from-the-tree" Department
As I suggested in my How Little Jeremy became a Republican article, the views of the parents often fall to the views of the children.
Channel one, just conducted a mock election with over 1.4 million teens (a pretty good sample size, if you ask me) and Bush is the clear winner.
Is this a sign of things to come?
I think so.
October 19, 2004
From the "There-is-nothing-so-powerful-as-truth, and-often-nothing-so-strange." Department
Bush: “Kerry introduced only 5 bills.”
Kerry: “I’ve introduced 56 bills. Bush is a liar”
Let’s get to checking
The New York Times
Best of the Web
October 18, 2004
From the "Oh, that's-why" Department
I can’t seem to watch the news anymore, particularly anything to do with The haughty french-looking Massachusetts democrat who, by-the-way, also served in Vietnam and his “Teen-Beat” Coverboy running mate.
I kept asking myself, how can they say such lies and untruths all the time?
They seem to be back to the “throw everything we can at Bush, even if its not true, so he has to defend himself and prove we’re wrong” tactic.
October 14, 2004
From the "The-Honor-of-the-Sitting-President" Department
I haven’t talked much about the debates, mostlly because I was disappointed by the performance of BOTH candidates. (Kerry talks out his *er* aft-thruster, like most politicians do, and Bush just came off as weak.)
As I was reading Best of the Web Today I saw one reason why I disliked Bush’ performance, because he was challenged in areas he was not allowed to answer, for reasons of national security and international politcs.
October 4, 2004
From the "So-now-we-know-what-John-Kerry-meant!" Department
The confusion is over, the Subversive Global Test that John Kerry spoke of in the first debate has been unearthed.
The Online Format
Hattip to Best of the Web Today
September 24, 2004
From the "This-isn't-the-droid-you-are-looking-for" Department
How could I not post this?
From Best of the Web Today
Its pretty uncanny how Kerry sounds like one of the five most annoying characters in the Star Wars Universe.
September 21, 2004
From the "Cause-Tramps-Like-Us, baby we-were-Born-to-Run" Department
This is the official Jeremy-Gilby-dot-com Quote of the Day
Humor like This is priceless.
Mendacious moviemaker Michael Moore is lying again–this time about fellow Bush-basher Bruce Springsteen. Check out this post from the deceptive documentarian’s vanity Web site (ellipsis in original):
If I hear one more person tell me how lousy a candidate Kerry is and how he can’t win . . . Dammit, of COURSE he’s a lousy candidate–he’s a Democrat, for heavens sake! That party is so pathetic, they even lose the elections they win! What were you expecting, Bruce Springsteen heading up the ticket? Bruce would make a helluva president, but guys like him don’t run–and neither do you or I. People like Kerry run.
“Guys like him don’t run”? In fact, as Springsteen himself has made clear, transient individuals of his ilk, baby, are predestined from birth to run.
Everybody’s out on the run tonight but there’s no place left to hide…
September 8, 2004
From the "See-what-I-mean?" Department
Jimmy Carter sent a rather frustrated letter to fellow Georgia-Democrat Zell Miller, this past weekend, after Miller spoke at the Republican National Convention.
You may remember how I called, Miller a political hero in my Modernist #2. Well, Jimmy Carter disagrees with me.
From Best of the Web Today
July 28, 2004
From the "This-is-my-kind-of-humor" Department
From Best of the Web Today: On Location at the Democratic National Circus in Boston.
We board the T and head for the Haymarket station, the closest the trains run to the Fleet Center. But the train ends one station early, and rather than mess with a transfer, we decide to get off and hoof it. Outside the station perhaps a dozen people have gathered to hear members of the Socialist Party USA hold forth.
July 22, 2004
From the "Bye-Ku to-you-too!" Department
Dennis the Crap Weasel Kucinich has Finally dropped out of the Presidential Race, conceeding to the mighty-mighty haughty-french-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by-the-way, also served in Vietnam. (Oh, its true, its true! Kerry DID serve in Vietnam!)
Graphic borrowed from the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion-Journal-dot-com
July 20, 2004
From the "I-Support-Free-Speach, just-not-yours" Department
I saw this on Drudge this morning:
This is an election year, and I think we’re in desperate trouble and it’s time for people to speak up and not pipe down. It’s a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I’d rather not know.
So the left-wing pundints DO support “Don’t-Ask Don’t-Tell”?
June 29, 2004
From the "She-Said-WHAT?" Department
From the San Diego Union Tribune: (Emphasis Mine)
Headlining an appearance with other Democratic women senators on behalf of Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is up for re-election this year, Hillary Clinton told several hundred supporters – some of whom had ponied up as much as $10,000 to attend – to expect to lose some of the tax cuts passed by President Bush if Democrats win the White House and control of Congress.
“Many of you are well enough off that … the tax cuts may have helped you,” Sen. Clinton said. “We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.“
From the "But-Sir! The-Ship-is-listing-to-port!" Department
I saw this blog entry on Best of the Web Today, its priceless in its its obvious observation.
This link compares Movie Critic Reviews between The Passion of the Christ and Fahrenheit 9/11.
The contrast is almost unbelievable.
June 26, 2004
From the "And-you-thought-he-was-talking-about-UPS!" Department
Well, AlGore thinks I am. At least part time.
From Al Gores own mouth:
The Administration works closely with a network of “rapid response” digital Brown Shirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for “undermining support for our troops.” Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, was one of the first journalists to regularly expose the President’s consistent distortions of the facts. Krugman writes, “Let’s not overlook the role of intimidation. After 9/11, if you were thinking of saying anything negative of the President…you had to expect right-wing pundits and publications to do all they could to ruin your reputation.
June 17, 2004
From the "NYT-vs.-WSJ" Department
Testing the Limits
“In a direct challenge to federal limits on political advocacy, the National Rifle Association plans to begin broadcasting a daily radio program on Thursday to provide news and pro-gun commentary to 400,000 listeners,” the New York Times reports.
In a direct challenge to federal limits on political advocacy, the New York Times Co. plans to continue publishing a daily newspaper to provide news and antigun commentary to 1.1 million readers.
June 15, 2004
Stinkin’ Rick liked this one too:
This is is from both Monday’s and Tuesday’s Edition, spliced together.
A discussion thread on the Internet Movie Database (all quotes are verbatim) features accusations that the new movie “Garfield,” which apparently depicts the 20th president as a cartoon cat, is racist.
Of course, the movie concludes unhappily for Garfield, who is fatally shot by a disgruntled job-seeker. Yeah, we know, we should have warned you a spoiler was coming, but we figured anyone who saw “Arthur” back in 1981 already knows how the prequel turns out.
It’s funny, cause its smart!
June 7, 2004
From the "Halls-of-Montezuma-to-the-shores-of-Tripoli" Department
I was wondering what the Colonel-and-Commander-In-Chief of Libya had to say on the death of President Reagan, and then I saw this Reuters article on Best of the Web Today.
Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s dictator, still hasn’t managed to earn a general’s star, but he did weigh in on the death of President Reagan, Reuters reports:
“I express my profound regrets over Reagan’s death before he appeared before justice to be held to account for his ugly crime in 1986 against Libyan children,” Gaddafi told the official JANA news agency.
Yes, we know that “Libya, which recently emerged from international isolation over its alleged support for ‘terrorism’ “–there they go again–“has been promoting better ties with the United States.” But can’t we drop a bomb or two on this creep, just for old times’ sake?
May 17, 2004
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2004 — A roadside bomb containing the nerve agent sarin – a substance Saddam Hussein’s regime insisted it had destroyed more than a decade ago – exploded near a U.S. military convoy traveling near Baghdad, coalition officials said today.
From GlobalSecurity.org, and Best of the Web, Today
Aside: Sarin is a Chemical Weapon of Mass Destruction. A Nerve Agent that Iraq was NOT supposed to have.
So no, this doesn’t justify anything, but it does call for some people to be quiet. (So far the Global War on Terror has unearthed more WMDs then the U.N. inspectors.)
The BAD news is, our brave boys and girls over in Iraq will start having to deal with this junk now.
So no, I’m no celebrating. (Sometimes I hate being right.)
May 12, 2004
No, this isn’t a “Where are the Carriers” Update, (thankfully). And No, The U.S.S. Jimmy Carter is not the designation of a Carrier Vehicle.
It’s a Submarine (Seawolf Class).
April 23, 2004
Is This Guy a protester, or a guy trying to hitch a ride back to Abilene?
iN TEXAS ……..
Oh, I get it! He’s talking about LBJ! But Johnson’s been dead for years.
From Best of the Web
April 21, 2004
From Best of the Web Today:
Hey, whatever happened to Saddam anyway? The German news agency DPA tells us he’s still in an undisclosed location not of his choosing. The erstwhile dictator is in solitary confinement, the paper reports. He is “writing daily, always demanding pens and paper.” Oh, and “he still thinks he is the president.” Even Al Gore got over that.
I’m always a sucker for an AlGore vs. Saddam joke.
March 29, 2004
From the "How-A-Bill-Becomes-A-Law" Department
The US Senate Recently passed a rather interesting bill which President Bush is more-then-expected to sign into Law.
The H. R. 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act.
In a nutshell, this bill would make violence against a pregnant woman two separate crimes–one harming the woman and another against her unborn child.
And of course, can you guess who is opposed to this piece of legislation?
March 24, 2004
From the "I-Remember-9/11" Department
From the CNN-dot-com QuickVote:
Which concerns you more?
Threat of terrorism: 46% :: 84366 votes
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Rising gas prices: 54% :: 98715 votes
Even so, and to quote Best of the Web
What the hell is wrong with these people?
From Today’s Best of the Web:
The New York Post reports that Clotaire Rapaille, a French-born “marketing guru,” has a new book coming out called “Archetypes of the Presidency,” in which he criticizes John Kerry for being, well, French-looking:
A French-Born Marketing Guru?
And I thought Lawyers and Politicians have it bad…
March 22, 2004
From the "The-Heartbeat-Of-America?" Department
Is THIS the Voice of America?
“I Love New York Even More WITHOUT The World Trade Center”
And: Best of the Web.
March 16, 2004
I saw this on Best of the Web. And this is the solution to John Kerry’s problems!
Imaginary Foreign Leader Endorsement
I hope this guy makes a bundle!
March 9, 2004
March 3, 2004
My roommates can attest that I’ve actually JOKED about this discussion, using a Louis Farrakhan voice:
[voice type=”Louie Farrakhan”]“Chess is a white man’s game….
It clearly puts the black man in conflict with the white man.
And to the white man, this is just a game, while to the black man, this is a way of life. Always moving second to the white man…
And so on and so forth.
Well, I saw this on Best of the Web:
February 24, 2004
As you know, I really like our current President of the United States. Easily he’s the best POTUS we’ve had since Ronald Reagan.
Last night, he spoke to the Republican Governors Association. He had two zingers.
February 12, 2004
From the "And-now-for-candidates-who-are-completely-different" Department
This just in, Al “Race Card Hustler” Sharpton and Dennis “Crap Weasel” Kucinich are going to stay in the race until the convention.
Maybe between them, they might have enough delegates to get a group rate on a tour bus.
February 6, 2004
I’ve tried to illustrate this particular political correctness idiocy, but Best of the Web does a great job of it, with some great political examples:
The thesis of this statement: Teresa Heinz Kerry is in fact an African American.
February 2, 2004
From today’s Best of the Web.
This article from the North County Times describes the defeated civil case between and man and his dog, and a cat living at the city Library of Escondido.
January 6, 2004
Guess what? The Political Left thinks YOU are stupid if you support/voted/contribute/pander to George W. Bush. (Or Republicans for that matter).
Well, at least Neal Starkman thinks so.
Here is the funny thing. Lets take HIS article and just change a few names around:
September 12, 2003
Allison was the first to show me this, and Best of the Web was also quick to cite this event.
Dave Barry has struck back!