Daily Archives: April 25, 2007

San Mateo CA sheriff detained in Vegas prostitution raid, says he just wanted a massage.

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Tomorrow he’ll tell us that pigs are flying out of his @$$.

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Who’s dumber: Laura Bush or Douglas Feith?

I know, I know, you’re gonna quote Gen. Tommy Franks on Feith:

….the dumbest [expletive] guy on the planet.”

But hold on…..we have a challenger....

“No one suffers more than their President and I do when we watch this…”

—-Laura Bush

Sorry, Doug, but you’re losin this one. By a long ways.

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UN: Iraq lying about casualties

Gee, who would have guessed?

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government would not release data on civilian deaths amid spiraling sectarian violence between majority Shi’ites and once dominant Sunni Arabs.

“UNAMI emphasizes again the utmost need for the Iraqi government to operate in a transparent manner,” the mission said in its latest report on human rights in Iraq.

U.N. officials said they were given no official reason why their requests for specific official data had been turned down. Only broad percentages were available.

“We were told that the government was becoming increasingly concerned about the figures being used to portray the situation as very grim,” United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) human rights officer Ivana Vuco told a news conference.

But I’m sure Fred “Ray gun” Kagan will be only too happy to grasp at the fake numbers today, when he lays out the next ridiculous phase of Bush’s Great Adventure in Iraq.

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Our crack Food and Drug Administration gets off their fat ass(es?) on contaminated food

Golly, did I write that?

WASHINGTON — After the tainted pet food scare, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to begin testing a wide variety of vegetable proteins imported for use in a host of products.

The list of ingredients to be tested includes wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein and rice bran. They’re found in everything from pizza dough to infant formula, and protein shakes to energy bars.

Word of the testing comes as federal health official reveal that pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical has been fed to hogs in as many as six states. The FDA has not said whether any of the hogs entered the human food supply.

I feel so protected now.  By the 4 (or less) remaining competent FDA scientists still on staff after Bush’s purges. Expecting results right after the next election.

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The US and Iran: Elliot Abrams’ sandbox; WTF? Bush cuts off Elliot at the knees

AP:

NEW YORK – President Bush said Tuesday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice might have one-on-one talks with Iranian leaders at an international conference on Iraq next month, but that Tehran’s nuclear program would not be on the table.

In an interview, Bush initially appeared to rule out any contact with Iran, a member of his “axis of evil.”

“What I’m not willing to do is sit down bilaterally with the Iranians,” he told PBS’ “The Charlie Rose Show.”

ater, he said Rice and Iran’s foreign minister might have bilateral conversations at the conference. “They could. They could,” Bush said.

Diplomatic spring thaw
The United States cut diplomatic ties with Iran following the 1979 storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Although there have been periodic diplomatic contacts, the Bush administration has resisted pressure at home and abroad to engage Iran one-on-one in an effort to improve security in neighboring Iraq.

Hmm. I bet Elliot is feeling like Dilbert right about now; and I do hope the VP doesn’t have a stroke.

The pronouncement by the Grand Poobah of Brushcutting only confirms what has been apparent for some time:

 The United States has quietly increased its back-channel diplomatic contacts with Iran, a sign that those who favor engagement have strengthened their hand in the administration, U.S. officials say.

Using Switzerland as an intermediary, American and Iranian officials have exchanged diplomatic messages on a variety of nuts-and-bolts subjects, including the fate of an American citizen missing in Iran, the future of five Iranian operatives whom American forces seized in Iraq, and old financial and property disputes.

The contacts amount to a shift for the White House, which rebuffed an Iranian offer of wide-ranging talks on Iran’s nuclear program, Middle East peace, and direct relations after the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The White House largely shut down the Swiss channel, which both countries use in the absence of formal diplomatic relations.

“There’s no doubt there’s more willingness to talk now than there was a few years ago,” one State Department official said.

Get that resume out there, Elliot….network, network, network…..

 

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Chicago Cubs’ manager needs counseling; maybe he needs to take a hike.

Tonight the Cubs lost, scoring one run on nine hits, to the Brewers. Manager Lou Pinella had two players with abominable on base percentages batting first and second, Soriano and Pie, just because they can run fast. This wrecks the entire lineup. Lee and Ramirez come up inning after inning with no one on base. It’s pathetic. What happened to Lou Pinella’s brain…he’s a veteran manager, and before that he was a smart player? The Cubs are 7-13, in last place. They are 3 – 9 at Wrigley.

Unacceptable.

Here is a lineup that would allow the Cubs to score two more runs a game:

Theriot 2B

Jones CF

Lee 1B

Ramirez 3B

Barrett C

De Rosa/Murton RF

Soriano/Murton LF

Izturis SS

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That isn’t a bad lineup. That lineup could win some games. And it is entirely obvious. I mean, there is almost no other way to bat those players. Obviously, it admits that Alfonso Soriano is not a very good player; but that’s the truth. If he suddenly gets some help with his swing, or learns not swing at bad balls, and pays attention on the bases, well, you can move him up; but seventh is where he belongs in this lineup, as it stands now. At least he’d be able to drive in a run once in a while.

If Pinella doesn’t figure this out soon, he should definitely be fired. Because the Cubs aren’t as bad as he’s making them look. Alan Trammell, I am sure, could figure this out, and he’s right there on the Cubs’ bench.

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Tuesdays at the Rapture

The Rapture Index is up again, to 160. Nearer, my Lord, to thee…

Damned volcanos

36 Volcanoes
A long-dormant volcano erupted in southwest Colombia.

However, I was APPALLED to discover that volcanoes are Rapture-bogus !

36. Volcanoes (Mat.24:7) Not mentioned specifically, volcanic eruptions fall into the birth pang theme Matthew described. Volcanoes have an ecological impact that effects other indicators.

WTF? What is the Rapture Index Guy trying to pull, here, anyhoo? goin around makin shit up…

I, personally, am going to disregard this bump in the RI.  I may write an epistle email to the RIG.

You do what you think is right.  If you need to, feel free to close your eyes tight and listen for guidance (be sure and turn down your TeeVee before you do this; wouldn’t want you thinking that salvation could be yours just by ordering a set of Ginzu knives).

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