Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Chickens Come Home To Roost 
Texas Cattle Ranchers will be hurt by mad cow disease. They have Tom "Mad Cow" DeLay to thank for it.

I'm sorry, I couldn't resist 

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

What An Appetizing Thought 
Beef Industry belatedly agrees to stop feeding their customers sick cattle. Tom "Mad Cow" DeLay and his mad cow conservatives blocked this from becoming law earlier this year. The Republicans sure know how to create crises don't they?

The Real Reason for Cheney's Undisclosed Location 
They can't serve you with an indictment if they don't know where you are.

Google War; Schmoogle War 
While the right wing attempts to boost Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jimmy Carter's biography to the number 1 hit for Miserable Failure the problem they face is - it's not funny. The Google war isn't won just by having the top link. It is won by having people email their friends and family a Google search because the results tickle their funnybone. Strange but true, the information superhighway's main use is to email jokes. Some are funny; the rest are memos from sales and marketing.

Naw, too easy 
I must confess I have an addiction. No, it is not Oxycontin but the Lord of the Rings. I can't help but think of Saruman, Sauron and of course, my precious and how pure evil, Denethor, the Orcs and the Uruk-hai must be defeated in 2004.

Monday, December 29, 2003

Oops! Right wingers light a dud of a google bomb 
The mad cow conservatives chose a bad time to target so-called "food nazis" (their Google bomb against safe food activists). Upton Sinclair, where are you?

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Saddam 2.0 
Counterpunch has a great article about just plain evils' plan for post-war Iraq that isn't being publicized. Bush has given Chalabi armed control over Iraq's oil industry.

This Just In 
Resident Bush, who declared the air in New York after 9/11 safe to breathe says beef is safe to eat.

The absolutely best site about Bush! Bush2004.com - you have to go there! This really would have been a great destination for the "unelectable" google bomb...

Friday, December 26, 2003

Top Stories of 2003 - Take 9 
Harvard should demand the return of the MBA they gave to Bush. Bush's policy of scandalous no-bid, cost plus contracts to companies cronies is not only bad for the budget but also endangers American troops. Business schools have taught the evils of being on the paying end of this style of contract for decades!

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 8 
Two senior white house officials broke the law when they leaked Plame's name to Novak will not make the top 10 stories of 2003. The botched, go nowhere investigation being run by Ashcroft won't make any lists either.

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 7 
Bush Announces End of Major Combat Operations
will make the lists.

Bush delays troop rotation won't make the top 10 stories.
Bush delays troop rotation again won't make the top 10 stories.
American Troop death toll surpasses "Major Combat Operations Death Toll" after Bush's prancing on the deck with his banner and sock puppet.
won't make the lists either.

Hey! I hit the trifecta! I am not referring to Bush's tasteless joke at the expense of 9/11 victims.

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 6 
Stories that show Republicans are the party of "personal responsibility" that won't make any top 10 lists:

1: Janklow kills nice guy while speeding.
2: Rush flushes anti-drug persona.
3: Congressional vote pressured by Republicans' bribes and threats. (by USAToady (lol, Skippy) ) and it still won't get play.

Hey! I hit the trifecta! I am not referring to Bush's tasteless joke at the expense of 9/11 victims.

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 5 
Bush's tax cuts for his extremely wealthy campaign donors are working to lift the US out of Bush's recession.

What won't be reported:
Strong GDP Proves Democrats Were Right

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 4 
The story that will be reported in the top 10 list:Bush Supports the Troops !

The story that won't be reported in the top 10 list Republicans to cut veterans' benefits.

(Note: the turkey Bush was holding, like his policies, were not fit for human consumption)

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 3 
Saddam was captured! will make the top 3 of most and top 5 of all American top news story lists.

These won't make any top 10 story lists:

1: Saddam was killed - report 1 - March
2: Saddam was killed - report 2 - April
3: Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11

Hey! I hit the trifecta! I am not referring to Bush's tasteless joke at the expense of 9/11 victims.

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 2 
The Bush's War Against Iraq/Terror/Muslims will be the number 1 story in nearly all top 10 lists.

Stories that won't make the top 10 lists of any American mainstream media are:
1: War could have been averted if Bush accepted Saddam's inspections and elections offer.
2:Other countries would support war if the inspections showed WMD existed (Note 2 or 3 months for UN inspectors was too long, 8 months for US inspectors is not enough.)
3:The architect of Bush's war on Iraq freely admits it is a war crime

Hey! I hit the trifecta! I am not referring to Bush's tasteless joke at the expense of 9/11 victims.

Top 10 Stories of 2003 - Take 1 
The widely reported Jessica Lynch Rescue will be in most lists' top 3. The underreported Jessica Lynch Rescue Story was Staged won't make any mainstream American media's final cut.

Why do you think they call it a Rush? 
Big Pharma

I find it amusing that weeks before this story broke, Rush told a caller

RUSH: Not only do I hear myself, I love listening to myself. But I didn't say anything about a drug habit and putting people down.

Somehow, that rant wasn't funny at the time, but unlike most jokes, it improves with age...

I think linking Big Pharma to the National Enquirer story is the funniest of all possible links because... it is the National Enquirer... and it appears they got it right. Mainstream media won't list it among the year's top 10 stories (because of the source and they must protect Republican follies) but if it had been a WaPo story and a Democrat it would have made the top 10...

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Robert Novak: Freudian Slip? 
The Bush camp is concerned about not only Florida but also Arizona and Nevada remaining red in '04 because of the increased Hispanic population in those states.

By the way, Rank Rove Bot, who leaked Plame's name to you?

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Happy Holidays? 
Let us hope that next year helps us escape from unelected's war crime. My heart goes out too all those who lost family members because unelectable said war was ineluctable.

(Hey! You know when you enter "Bush Cheney" in MSN Search one of the top entries is "Bush Cheney on eBay"? I thought bidding for them was done in secret...

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Saddam's Capture as Reported in the German Press 
Stu Savory translates a key passage from Focus about how Saddam came gift wrapped just in time for Christmas...

Saturday, December 20, 2003

'Tis the Season 

Legolas Greenleaf

If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Legolas, Elf, a son of the King of Mirkwood.

In the movie, I am played by Orlando Bloom.

Who would you be?
Zovakware Lord of the Rings Test with Perseus Web Survey Software

Friday, December 19, 2003

Stranger Hits One Out of the Park! 
Stranger, better known as Blah3.com, has done a great animation about Bush's fundraisers and American body counts in Iraq.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Speaking of unelectable 
I think this would have been a funnier destination for unelectable. Or the result of hitting http://bush2004.com/ which at the time of this writing brings up a "Forbidden" page.

Like I was saying! 
Bush is weak on defense. The chair of the 9/11 commission believes the attacks were preventable! Welcome to the club. Everybody was hoping Bush was good for the security of our country but I think Rice and Rove couldn't resist the setup for Bush's tasteless joke at the expense of 9/11 victims.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Trend Setter? 
PR NewsWire lists the top 10 trends for 2004. It foresees more politicization of the Internet especially through Google bombing. It cites the success of the Miserable Failure project and predicts more bombs and counter bombs...

Speaking of which, how is unelectable doing? Counterspin notes success!

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards! 
Bush, sounding like the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland.

Monday, December 15, 2003

I forgot! It's talk like Nedra Pickler Day 
When Democrats criticize Bush's plans for the occupation in Iraq they fail to mention that there is no plan.

Answers From Saddam's Interrogation That Won't Be Reported  
Who gave him the money for WMD? (Answer: Reagan)

Who sold him the WMD for the money that Saint Ronnie gave him ?(Answer: Rumsfeld)

Who gave Saddam the nod to invade Kuwait? (Answer: Bush's daddy)

Who forced him to destroy his WMD? (Answer: Clinton)

Whose American company broke the UN sanctions to sell Saddam stuff during the 90's (Answer: Cheney)

Who refused Saddam's offer before March 19, 2003, for inspections and elections? (Answer: Shrubya)

MSN Search, which has a different set of algorithms than Google, now has Shrubya's bio as the #2 pick for the miserable failure...

Yahoo has Shrubya as the #1 pick.

Hey! We hit the trifecta! Of course, I am not referring to Bush's tasteless joke at the expense of 9/11 victims.

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is Dead! 
As the Mayor said,
"Then this is a day of Independence
For all the Munchkins and their descendants!"

Of course, then Dorothy faced her real trials and tribulations which led to the classic line:

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"

For the day's festivities, TalkLeft has the best series of articles.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Progressive Says Kucinich Won Debate  
Matthew Rothschild has a nice write up about the candidate who wants to end the occupation of Iraq.

Comments are now closed at TalkLeft for the Project 
It was good while it lasted. I particularly liked
"Hi Guys:
Down here in Australia, we call our vertically-challenged Prime Minister Howard (GWB's latest pardner in crime) "Bonsai."
Bonsai is Japanese for "little Bush...""

Friday, December 12, 2003

I Didn't Start These 
Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

But they do seem to fit. (Warning - these links can cause apoplexy.)

BusyBusyBusy Hits Another One Out of the Park 
I think their shorter William Safire quips prove that Safire is paid by the word...

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Ralph, Ralph, Ralph 
Ok, here's the plan. (lol, as if anyone pays attention to me) Ralph Nader can elect George Bush in 2004 if Nader runs for President. End of story. Disaster for America and for what Nader believes in. I believe the results of that would be beyond the problems the master of disaster has so far created. Neither Dean or Clark is liberal by any stretch of the imagination. Let's go for balance. Clark and Dean should offer the Attorney General post to Nader. Enron? - prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law (unlike Ashcroft). Valerie Plame? - investigated until we uncover the traitors to our national defense working for Bush as Senior White House Officials. (My bets are still Rice and Rove - anybody offering odds?) War Profiteering in Bush's excellent adventure? Ralph will show no mercy.

As Ben Franklin put it over 200 years ago, "We must all hang together or we shall all hang separately."

Hey, We Hit the Trifecta! 
No, I am not referring to Bush's tasteless joke at the expense of the 9/11 victims but to press coverage. The project has been in the NY Times. Stu Savory noted we made the front page of the BBC site. Washington Post has a brief mention. Stu also wants to make the campaign multi-lingual with Bushs After. Not a bad idea.

I am sorry to play favorites but I like the NY Times coverage the best ;-)

Cheap Labor Republicans At It Again 
In a move that will make those desperate for a job more desperate but will make unemployment numbers look better, the Republicans voted not to extend benefits. Merry Christmas unemployed. Too bad you can't afford $2000 a plate wiener roasts for Bush's "re-"election efforts. Then he would at least consider doing the humane thing to ameliorate the 3 million jobs he has cost this great country. Kick them off the rolls and the "unmployment rate" (which is actually the rate of people receiving unemployment insurance, it no longer counts the people millions of people who have already lost their extended benefits.). Rep Peloski said it best, "It's almost inconceivable to me that Republican leaders are poised to play the Grinch again" For Rep. Peloski it may be almost inconceivable but with the current GOP "leadership" I would say it is inevitable.

(Thanks to Conceptual Guerilla for the Cheap Labor Conservative concept)

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Why Does Incompetence Get Rewarded? 
Iraq Delays Hand Cheney Firm $1 Billion If there had been any post war planning besides "guard the Ministry of Oil" it wouldn't have been as profitable for Cheney. Why is Congress allowing this rape of the American taxpayer? Where are the "fiscal conservatives" now that they have complete control of the cookie jar?

Monday, December 08, 2003

Woot! We Made the NY Times! 
Foes of Bush Enlist Google to Make Point Saul Hansell wrote a nice article about the project that also addressed one of the major concerns some have had that we were corrupting Google. He writes:

"Craig Silverstein, Google's director for technology, says the company sees nothing wrong with the public using its search engine this way. No user is hurt, he said, because there is no clearly legitimate site for 'miserable failure' being pushed aside. "

These links will make it easier for anyone who wants to see the original post or a progress report.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Blah3 Says It Best 
So I won't even try to summarize his defense of free speech. People accused him of killing babies because he dares to say Bush is a miserable failure. Here is a huge catalog of Bush's failures for people who want to read them and weep.

The wingnuts often forget or are unaware of the second part of their clarion call, "My country right or wrong." Carl Schurz said, "My country right or wrong. If right, to be kept right, if wrong, to be put right." Decent Americans, Republicans and Democrats, had to put the country back together after Joe McCarthy's excesses. We will have to do the same after Bush is gone. It isn't going to happen while he is in office.

Bad News, Folks 
The miserable failure has not only destroyed the economy, the environment, the tax system but it looks like he is about to destroy the volunteer Army. What can you do on the local level? Apply to become board member of your local Selective Service Board. I know it seems a strange position for me to take but let's face it. Who would you rather have deciding deferments? Someone sensible like yourself or someone who gives in to oxycontin induced hate speech?

Fun side note that you won't find in a textbook. America has failed to win wars in which there was a pre-existing peace time draft.

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Welcome, folks from Atrios! 
The post that started the Miserable Failure google bomb is here. Progress reports are here and here.

Say Hi to Sweet Liberty! 
Not only did they like the Miserable Failure Project but they also linked to BuzzFlash's GB resume (little known trivia factoid, I was thinking of that as the alternative to the Chimperor's bio at whitehouse.gov)

Interestingly enough, they also link to the Declaration of Independence.

I guess great minds think alike...

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Depleted Uranium - Going Through a Neighborhood Near You! 
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that every year approximately 2000 shipments of depleted uranium munitions don't have to be labeled radioactive.

Bush and Rove to Review Gen Clark's Testimony Before Public Release 
In a highly unusual move, General Clark's war crime tribunal testimony will be held in a closed secret session. The testimony is usually public because a large part of a war crime tribunal is to make details of the atrocities public. Gen Clark isn't asking for this highly unusual change, it is the Mayberry Machiavellians.

If I was Bush, I too would worry about was said in a war crime tribunal... of course, this one isn't about Bush but about Milosevic. Bush is the subject of this one. Luckily for the Resident it doesn't have any legal force behind it.

Military Contradicts Itself? Count on it! 
Compare and Contrast

We don't do body counts.

The military claims that 54 Iraqi guerrillas and no civilians were killed

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Hey, Fox "News" Dump Colmes - Get Bartcop to Replace Him 
Fair shows why Colmes deserves the small type face in Franken's book. I think it would be much more riveting TV if BartCop was there to speak up for our side...

Sadly, No! Wants to Rename the 10 cent Reagan bill 
A wise suggestion to rename the "Ronald Reagan Dime Act" to the Ronald Reagan Arms for Hostages Celebration Act. Also fitting because unemployment became so bad under his administration that the "Hey, buddy, can you a spare a dime?" regained currency in the 80's.

Those Federal Judges the Dems Failed to Block Are Paying Off 
Three judges ruled that Tom "Cockroach" DeLay doesn't have to testify about his involvement in the Texas "redistricting" plan. After all, it isn't like he is a Democratic President in a matter between two consenting adults...

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss, Part 2 
The Bushistas are forming a paramilitary unit to "help with security" in Iraq. What is Bush going to ask for next? Death Squads with mini-cams so he can watch the action?

Bush's Thanksgiving Speech Without The "Filter" 
I think this is much more accurate than the "reporting" we will ever get from Fox "News" ...

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Mission Accomplished! 
Google lists Shrubya's White House bio as number 1 for Miserable Failure

It looks like the post at Atrios generated enough interest to push it from #2 to #1.

Monday, December 01, 2003

Blog of Note : Notes On The Atrocities 
WASHINGTON: In what is likely to change politics in America forever, all but three congressional Democrats yesterday became Republicans. Following three years of humiliation and defeat at the hands of of unifed GOP, former Senator Minority Leader Tom Daschle (R-SD) yesterday called his party obsolete

It sure feels that way doesn't it?

New York - a Nice Place To Visit 
Unless you are a Republican that wants to escape hotel taxes and stay on the cruise ship. They will probably have to buy tickets from Tom "Cockroach" DeLay. Suburban Guerrilla points out that dissing New York might not be the best way to woo their votes.

Personally, I think it is a great idea if the Republicans stay on that boat. A single point of exit like a cruise ship into an area that is going to be filled with freedom loving Bush protestors. It would be too bad if the Rethugs missed the coronation...

Speaking of which... why is the Resident, the man asleep at the switch the month before 9/11 and whose advisors are still hiding the August 6th report still referred to as the anti-terror candidate? He sounds more like a terrorist enabler.

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