FamGuyToday by Aunty Fox

exposing Bullshit Mountain Propaganda, and preserving memories, for the 'Rocking Chair Days'.

Monday, April 30, 2012

The 'Chicken Hawk Pubs'

who LOVE war and destruction, are totally unwilling to give any credit to the guy who was in charge, and ordered the attack, on Bin Laden. At the one year anniversary, any mention of it is, 'Dem politics'. Such Bullshit, but so typical of the Pubs. Look at it, as Romney and Bush both said, 'taking out Bin Laden, isn't that important'. Do your own Googling....

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lotta good stuff

at the WHCD last night, with Obama and Jimmy Kimmel both getting off some good zingers. But Kimmel got kinda serious for a little while, when he criticized Obama for his stance on pot. as Jimmy said, 'pot smokers vote too, even if it's a week late.' Then he asked the huge crowd, 'Who here hasn't smoked pot?' And even w/the old, conservative crowd, there were VERY few hands. Almost none. Was an interesting, and very telling moment, as Obama was called out, for the difference in his campaign promises, and how he's actually treated the mj issue. Pretty hypocritical, as he's caved to the right wingers, against the will of the people, who are well over 50% for legalization.

Just a taste,

from the WHCD last night,

“I actually have my own theory about Lincoln’s death. I think John Wilkes Booth was innocent. I don’t even think it was an assassination. I believe that Abraham Lincoln had a vision of what the Republican Party would become in 150 years, and he shot himself. Is the Fox table laughing, or did Rupert Murdoch hack into all my jokes already?”

More here   http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t1#/video/world/2012/04/29/open-mic-new-delhi.cnn

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Checked in on the eagles

4 times recently, and each time at least one parent was feeding the young'uns. Twice with birds, and twice with fish. Last time, they were being fed a trout that was still flopping around. Kinda gross. The babies seem to be the size of small chickens, with big feet and beaks and LONG wings. Is kinda scary sometimes, when they get close to the edge of nest and jostle each other around.
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Thanks again, George

A milestone was reached this week, as 25% of Iraq/Agf vets are now on disability, and the numbers continue to grow.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- After more than a decade of continuous warfare, the cost of disability compensation for wounded veterans is surging to mammoth proportions. About 4,500 U.S. troops were killed in Iraq and about 1,800 have been killed in Afghanistan. Some 633,000 veterans -- one out of every four of the 2.3 million who served in Iraq and Afghanistan -- have a service-connected disability, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expects to spend $57 billion on disability benefits next year. That's up 25% from $46 billion this year, and nearly quadruple the $15 billion spent in 2000, before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.

The first trillion dollars, of W's unfunded, 'oops, no WMD's', is gonna look like chump change as the pawns in the Pubs agenda of 'perpetual war' will drain the system for generations. GW, the gift that keeps on giving.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Checked on the Rockies tonight,

and was kinda upset when they gave up 4 runs, with 2 outs, to go behind 6-2. THEN, they scored 11 straight runs, to go up 13-6, in the 5th inning. (7 hits and 4 errors). UNbelievable, but that happens at Coors Field. Final: Rocks 18, Mets 9

Every once in a while

I try to debate/discuss issues with some hard-core Repub/right-wingers, and realize it's totally hopeless. They live in a bubble, getting their entire world view from FOX. Everything is black and white. Pubs right, Dems wrong. Case closed. Logic/rationality left long ago. Not worth my time, effort and brain damage, as they ain't gonna change. 'Hasta la vista, baby'.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Weds 'Survivor' night,

is always good, w/our old farts group, but last night was a little special, with BBQ ribs, beans and special coleslaw, starting out with Pineapple Upsidedown Cake martinis (really, cake flavored vodka w/pineapple juice), and coconut creme pie for dessert. Wow. Yup, Old Folks Boogie. More good news. Took Kari in for post op checkup today, and all is well. Yahoo...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In today's news,

we are taken back to 1970, when the Ohio Nat'l Guard, killed 4 students, and wounded 9 others, at Kent State, when they opened fire on college kids, for protesting the war in Viet Nam. You would have to be of that age to realize how it changed things. BUT, a new recording shows they were ordered to shoot. A Nixon thing. Again, sickening, but SO Republican. Brings back a bunch of really bad memories, as the Pubs were drafting us to fight their war in Viet Nam, sorta like Korea, then Afg, and Iraq. A**holes, then and now, who LOVE their wars, as long as young people fight them, and they get the profits. Some things never change...

Maybe the Pubs are right,

that Obama hasn't done enough to fix the 'wrecked' economy he inherited. Let's see, a prez could lower interest rates (already zero), cut taxes, (already done, to the bone), create gov't work programs, infrastructure, etc, (killed by the Pubs in Congress), OR, as a last resort, start a war to stimulate the economy, but George already had TWO (unfunded) going on. Looks to me like Obama inherited an empty gun, (all the bullets already shot), after the ship of state hit an iceberg, and the former captain took the last lifeboat into the sunset. Just what is he SUPPOSED to do, as the Pubs fight every recovery program?

Finished up my 'Crop Circles' book,

and didn't get any real answers. Lots of anomalies, and lots of hoaxes going on. One thing I did realize, is a possible explanation. The area around Stonehenge, the epicenter of the activity, has seen tourists for centuries, and the locals have learned how to make a good living from the gawkers. Not saying the crop circles are another 'cottage industry' of the enterprising natives, but when I learned about all the tours, trinkets, lectures, flights, etc, I couldn't help but wonder. Too much unexplained phenomena, though, like the 'bent, not broken' plant stalks, that differentiate obvious hoaxes from the 'real thing', and major circles, etc, being created within seconds or minutes, right under the noses of shocked observers, many being military and pilots.

I'm not ready for this

Riding my bike to the grocery store today, I was buffeted by a HOT wind. Supposed to be over 90 in Denver today, in APRIL. Crazy. Was 104 in Phoenix yesterday. Hope it's not a harbinger of the summer to come.

Talk about a coincidence

Did you know, that the #1 contributors to the 'Global Warming is a Hoax' campaign, fronted by the shills at FOXNews, are the Koch Bros? AND, that those two right-wingers are the largest owners of refineries and pipelines in the US? Talk about a coincidence. AND now that the Pubs on the Supreme Court have ruled that 'corporations are people', and those 'people' can make unlimited, secret contributions to campaigns, we're gonn be hearing a lot more from those boys. Mahvelous...

Wow, talk about 'Spin'!


House Speaker John Boehner said in a stark warning Tuesday that the American economy may “never recover.” And I agree, BUT, Bonehead says it's because of Obama's policies, conveniently overlooking the fact of who 'broke' the economy. After 8 years of the Repubs, everything came crashing down. Look at any chart or graph, and it's obvious who 'broke' it, and who's trying to fix it. Republicans, the 'hoping for amnesia' party.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Can you imagine?

How you'd feel, if your loved one had been an organ donor, and his heart had been the one to keep Dick Cheney alive? OMG! Is almost enough to make me re-think donating organs. This jerk, who killed more people than anyone I can think of, in our generation, so Haliburton, and their ilk, could make big $$. The architect, (cuz no one would trust GWBush to be in charge), to advance the Repub agenda of continual war. 15 Saudis and 3 Afghans attack the US? Easy. Attack Afghanistan, then follow it up with lies to attack Iraq. Sickening, but so Republican, and Cheney, in a nutshell.

Saw a VERY interesting

PBS show, this weekend, on 'Crop Circles', and have done a bunch of research on them, over the last few days. Some amazing pictures and info on-line, and just got back from riding to the library, where I got a book, 'Secrets in the Fields'. I have no doubt some, if not most, of the designs are hoaxes, by guys from the local pubs with strings and boards, BUT, there's a lot of stuff that can't be ruled out so easily. The most baffling so far, is the fact that some of the 'circles' (though not all are circles, at all), have the stems 'bent' in a 90 degree angle, and the internal molecular structure is definitely altered, as well as an easily detectable magnetic divergence in the area. Also, there are some amazing mathematical patterns going on, while many of them are placed at the edges of underground aquifers that can only be detected by stellite imagery. Not claiming anything here, but am having fun researching the curious phenomena, that is concentrated in the area around Stonehenge.

Those eaglets are getting BIG

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Gotta love them Pubs

After alienating women, minorities and those who actually believe in science and a college education, they are now saying the interest rate on Stafford Student loans needs to double, in an era of joblessness, after they wrecked the economy. Thanks guys. Should make a pretty easy choice, next Nov, when those still 'on the fence' can vote if they want their loan interest to double. The Pub strategy? Wreck the economy, then stomp it when it's down. What a bunch of clowns... (Update: Even Romney could see what a boneheaded move this was and came out on Obama's side)

It's about time,

After being stymied at every turn, by Pubs whose only goal is to see him fail, Obama has begun to use the legislative process to achieve his domestic policy goals.
Increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies — on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy standards, curbing domestic violence and more.
Each time, Mr. Obama has emphasized the fact that he is bypassing the obstructionist lawmakers, since the other side has no intent to compromise. As I said, 'It's about time'.

From 'The Simpsons' (Really)

Do Romney and the Pubs

think we all have amnesia?  That question was raised with particular force last week, when Mr. Romney tried to make a closed drywall factory in Ohio a symbol of the Obama administration’s economic failure. It was a symbol, all right — but not in the way he intended.       
First of all, many reporters quickly noted a point that Mr. Romney somehow failed to mention: George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, was president when the factory in question was closed. Does the Romney campaign expect Americans to blame President Obama Bush's policy mistakes? Of course they do. That's their only hope of winning. Why would anyone with a functioning brain/memory want to put the same crew that wrecked America back 'in charge'?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Is really funny,

to watch the Pubs 'choke and gag', as they settle on Mitt. They don't like him, and neither does anyone else, BUT, the Pubs will vote for anything/anyone, as an alternative to Obama, who inherited the Bush depression, and hasn't been able to magically reverse the economy. Kinda funny, unless you realize it's SAD.

Ted Nugent's been an idiot

for many years, and he can do and say his dumb shit politcal stuff, although saying if Obama is re-elected 'I'll be dead or in prison within the year', and waving a machine gun, saying, 'suck on this', is kinda over the edge. BUT, what I can't understand/forgive is his bear killing agenda. Ted likes to kill bears, by putting out food for weeks, then shooting the bear when it shows up to eat. What a macho thing to do, and he recently got busted for shooting two bears. It just shows he's an idiot/jerk and he continues to prove it on a regular basis.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There's a bunch of stuff,

on line, about the GSA partying at the taxpayers expense, as well as the guys partying in Columbia. This isn't a partisan issue. Hang 'em all, the overpaid bastards. Just the tip of the iceberg, as we pay for gov't employees, and they rip us off. Sickening, but typical....

This is one of my favorite

times of the year, as we watch the migration of many birds, from our deck. Last night it was pelicans and tonight it was large hawks. A flock of 13 hawks (don't know what kind) were circling over the fairway and our yard, as Bailey was walking around, and just as Carol picked her up, a huge hawk just barely cleared our house, as he was diving toward her. Pretty scary, if you are a kitty just walking around in your back yard.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Huge surprise!

The Senate Repubs blocked the Buffet Rule, where millionaires would have to pay an appropriate amount of taxes, instead of sacking the middle and lower classes for more money. I am shocked! At least they are consistent, as they continue to wreck the economy.

Visited Kari today,

who's home from the hospital, and could understand why she's had a residual headache. I thought they had just replaced the valve, in her head, BUT, saw that Dr Winston replaced all the hardware and plumbing while she was 'under the knife'. I didn't realize, and neither did she, that she had a huge 'S-shaped' scar that allowed him to access everything. Hopefully, we don't have to worry about 'clogs' for a long time, BUT, I can see why she's kinda hurtin', for a while.  Some day we'll look back on this and appreciate Kari and Dr WInson as pioneers in this type of surgery. In the meantime, we're just thankful.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

That bastion of 'Fairness and Impartiality'

FOXNews, had a major story from their hero, today. Dick Cheney, one half of the worst team in US history, called the Obama presidency, an 'unmitigated disaster'. I guess if you gauge a prez on how many wars he can start, based on lies, and how much economic damage he can do, Obama's a failure. Cheney, who made GW, with an approval rating of 22%, look like a rockstar, obviously misses the opportunity to create havoc on the international level. At least he still has the homage of the Halliburton stockholders whose stock just happened to go 'off the chart', while supplying weapons of war, THEN getting no bid contracts to re-build, not to mention selling fuel to the military. Dick Cheney, a true right-wing hero, who's back out there, spewing the party line.

Watched part of the Rockies game,

last night, cuz it was interesting to see them playing in the rain. The game started late, cuz it was raining, then had a rain delay, then finished in a deluge, SO, there were VERY few fans around after 11:00, on a cool rainy evening, but those who braved the elements saw a 2 out, 2 strike, 2 run walk-off homer, as Todd Helton's shot stayed in bounds by about a foot, against their ace reliever who was 28-0, dating back to last July, and the Rocks won, 8-7. Those few, soaked and shivering fans deserved it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Good news,

 when you compare this time to the others. Kari's home, with a new valve (brain shunt), and it was only 3-4 days. Could have been much worse, so we're happy, and hoping for 'many years' 'til we gotta go through this again. Welcome home, honey.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hilary Rosen stepped in it,

when she said Ann Romney had 'never worked'. She should have said, 'outside the home', which would have made her statements credible, but she didn't, so she's in hot water. It's true, as a multi-millionaire's wife, she has never had to deal with the demands of being a 'working mother', and therefore is no expert, as she tells Mitt what women think. If Mitt's gonna say family is off-limits, then HE shouldn't quote his wife on political matters. Just part of the Pubs trying to spin their 'war on women', by muddying the water.

Now I gotta make some different plans

for 4/20. Seems CU/Boulder is gonna shut down the Norlin Quad, where the world's largest smoke-out is held each April 20th.
http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_20389593/cu-boulder-close-campus-visitors-4-20-ticket?source=rss
I guess I can sorta understand as it has gotten a little out of control, even for Boulder. Last year there were over 10,000 participants, creating a huge cloud, that wafted over a large area, creating mass cases of 'the munchies', as far away as Broomfield.

Oh Really?

Newt Gingrich, who's strange but not stupid, accused FOXNews of having a political bias in their 'news'. Yesterday he was quoted as saying,  "We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That’s just a fact.” Imagine that, FOX distorting the news for their agenda. Say it ain't so, Newt.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75070.html#ixzz1rwT2Sf2C

Thursday, April 12, 2012

After nearly 4 years

Kari's valve has clogged again, and it needs to be fixed. Had just been thinking we hadn't been to the hospital w/her for a long time. Update, 9 hours later: They had to replace the valve, and luckily they (Dr Winston) had one on hand this time. Took longer, and time goes slow in a hospital waiting room, but all went well and she's recuperating in post-op. We came home and Ted's with her at the hospital, where she'll be for the next couple days. Long day, and kinda crazy as we do this 'deja vu' again, and I realize again, how much I love her. Sometimes we just forget what's important in life until we're faced with uncertainty

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

At Easter dinner,

we found out Alex, Laura's brother, is working at Lucky Pie, a new pizzeria in Louisville. After he told us how good the Neopolitana pizza is, AND that they have 21 beers on tap, Carol and I decided to try it out last night. Very interesting menu, including the maple/cayenne walnuts, as an appetizer. I guess the cayenne is to warm you up for the Calabrian peppers on the pizza. Flavorful, but HOT. I decided though, if Carol could eat 'em, so could I. As my tongue, then throat, began to burn as we were leaving, I said, 'How could you eat those hot peppers?' 'I didn't', she said, 'I just put 'em on your pizza when you weren't looking'. And they say I'm the bad one...

Finally, some good news?

Colorado evening news, last night, reported that housing sales were picking up in the Denver metro area, esp in Broomfield, IF you can find anything. Then, on the national news this morning, they said the Denver was leading the nation in new construction. Too early to say, but I hope this means we've turned some kind of corner. I do know this is a great part of the world in which to live.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Already?

Rick Santorum announced, today, that he is quitting the race for the Repub nomination. Apparently even he can read the polls and realized he was gonna get thumped in his home state of PA. The people who know him best say, 'No way are we voting for this clown'. I'm gona miss the Pubs bringing out the worst in each other as they tried to 'out right-wing' each other, before the general election when they'll re-set the Etch a Sketch. Romney had this to say.
"We both recognize that what is most important is putting the gains of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to ruin." Or something like that....

In Today's News,

GW says he wishes his name wasn't associated with the Bush Tax Cuts, which are the MAIN reason for our huge deficit. He probably also wishes he wasn't associated with 'Bush's Wars', but that's one of the consequences when you do 'stupid stuff '. In related news, Paul Ryan's budget, that gives millionaires an average tax break of $238,000, has to come up with the money somewhere, and one place is in Job Training, which has it's budget slashed. The Pubs taketh and then they taketh away. Oh wait....

We're Number One!

Again, Mississippi leads the nation in teen pregnancies, and 9 of the top 10 states in that category form the heart of the Repub Party, who just HAPPENS to shun science and education. There are consequences in the Bible Belt where lack of sex (and other) education causes ignorance among the population. Who do you think pays the medical, welfare and Food Stamps for these new babies, who grow up without adequate parenting? We the taxpayers, of course, while the Pubs rail against Family Planning and salaries for teachers. Couldn't be more obvious to a thinking person, but it's probably beyond the scope of the right wing sheep.

Monday, April 09, 2012

We all know,

(Pic NOT from this year) that climate change is a left wing plot, BUT, it's amazing how those lefties have been able to falsify the data. They're claiming that Colorado had the least EVER moisture in March, and across the US there were over 16,000 heat records set in March. The most amazing thing the Libs were able to do was to remove ALL the flowering bushes and tress from the Masters Golf Tourney in Augusta. Usually, it's ablaze with color, but this year, the left wing conspiracy was able to remove the color from that famous golf tournament. Amazing, the power that the 'lame stream media' has. Luckily, we have Rush and FOX, to expose their lies.

Should be interesting,

as we get closer to Nov, and the big money PAC's start unloading on Obama. I remember 2004 when I thought there was NO WAY that GW could win, esp after the first debate when John Kerry exposed him as a stammering idiot. BUT, then I saw the 'Swift Boat' ad, from Karl Rove w/Texas oil money I realized that Bush could win. Total lies, labeled by John McCain as 'dishonest and dishonorable', but very convincingly presented, by the same people that brought us  'Willie Horton'. A bunch of old fart actors, labeled as Viet Nam vets, saying Kerry was a 'fake hero'. Rove's a genius, without a shred of integrity, and he's at the helm again, with unlimited funding provided by the Repubs on the Supreme Court. Like I said, should be interesting, as the Repub sleaze machine, with untraceable financing, gets cranked up and rolling.

Thought I had heard all

the old rock n roll 'party starter' songs, but came across this one on the way home from a great Easter at Nate and Laura's, on my fav radio station 103.9. Took a lot of research to find it, but glad I did. Turn it UP.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98RocreVMHM

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Had a fantastic Easter

get-together with the kids and Laura's family, in the mountains. Good times, great food and a lotta fun watching Piper find Easter eggs. Just got home, started watching the Masters I had recorded and saw something I'd never seen. A double eagle (2 on a par 5). In the hole from over 260 yards. Nice shot Louis Oosthuizen and now you're leading the Masters. Wow.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Was watching and enjoying

'To Kill a Mockingbird', but did some surfing during a commercial, and came across 'Cuckoo's Nest', and realized how I related to Jack Nicholson, with his band of crazies, as they were under control of Nurse Ratchit, in the asylum. One of the 'best all time' movies as I first saw how rationality is 'controlled and imprisoned', by the 'power in charge'. One of those movies that is as relevant today as it was then. Some gotta hate it, as it makes it so obvious, why Randall Patrick McMurphy is such a problem to Nurse Ratchit and the establishment. One of the best ever 'lib vs con', Pub vs Dem, control vs freedom, of all time. Could just hear Romney and the Pubs cheering as McMurphy got his frontal lobotomy, so he could finally be controlled.

50th Anniversary

of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and I can remember when I first read it, and then again when I saw the movie. Probably what made me lean toward being a 'liberal'. Just made a whole lotta sense, in so many ways. Atticus Finch, Scout, Gem and Boo. Made a huge impression on a Nebr kid and still seems important as I watch it tonight, for the first time in about 30 years.

The 3 eagle hatchlings,

are growing fast, being fed prairie dogs, doves and several kinds of fish. Was watching one eaglet being fed, and other one bent over and shot a high powered stream of poop over the side of the nest. Never seen anything like it, but it makes sense, or they'd foul their nest. Pretty cool in an eagle sorta way.
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Have tried to find

a more misleading slogan than 'FOXNews, Fair and Balanced', and considered:

The Third Reich- Friend of the Jew
Ku Klux Klan-Welcoming Negroes to the South
Evolution and Climate Change- Liberal Follies
Alferd Packer-Having Friends for Dinner
GWBush-Intellectual Giant
Salem, Mass-Witches Welcome at our Campfires
Holy Bible- Factually Indisputable
Jerry Sanduskey-Adult Supervision in the Shower
Walmart- Home of 'The Beautiful People'
Rush Limbaugh- The Voice of Reason
The Catholic Church-Marital Advice Experts
Boy George-Masculine Role Model
Iraq- A War Worth Fighting
Afghanistan- We Can Win!
Mexican Border Towns- The Ideal Family Vacation
Golf- Not That Difficult
Mitt Romney-The Most Interesting Man in the World
The Lottery-Great Odds to Become Rich
Republican Party- Champion of Science/Education
Tim Tebow- Party Animal
Lawrence Welk- Greatest Rock n Roll Hits
Sarah Palin- Presidential Material
St Peter's Basilica- Overated Tourist Trap
Big Oil- Worthy Recipient of  'Oil Depletion Allowance'
US Congress- Working Together for the American People

But I finally gave up. FOXNews- Fair and Balanced, is the obvious winner.

Good article here

how FOXNews is leading the right-wingers in a campaign against the GM hybrid 'Volt'. Of course these Big Oil shills would denigrate a vehicle that could cut dependence on oil, just as they are against wind and solar energy while screaming 'drill, baby, drill', and 'tax breaks for the rich' as the answer to every problem. Read it here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/07/opinion/nocera-the-right-flames-the-volt.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120407

 With seven months to go before the election, Cavuto and his Fox News brethren will have plenty of opportunities to denigrate an innovative car, employing American technology and creating American jobs, in order to besmirch a president who had nothing to do with it.
It is, after all, what they do.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Friday lunch,

another good time with my 'brutha from anutha mutha'. Life is good.

So, how you gonna spend

those last 'rocking chair' days? I'm gonna have that cute nurse hook me up to the digital screen and connect me to my FamGuy Blog, complete with pix of my family and evidence of how the Pubs, in cahoots w/FOX, screwed our country. Better than just watching TV and eating jello with the other inmates. By then, I'm thinkin' I can watch an HD screen, implanted in my glasses, and have a sexy voice read my posts, with some super ear buds, while I drool on my 'onesie'. Will be the envy of the old farts in my ward. Just a thought...

This time of year,

I love to watch The Masters, cuz Augusta's such a beautiful course, and it's shown with hardly any commercials. At the moment, Fred Couples is tied for the lead as Tiger is kicking clubs, cussing and spraying 'em all over. Good to see an old guy leading and to realize no matter how good you are, your game can 'leave you' for a while, as mine has done so many times. Go Freddy.

From AOL today

WASHINGTON -- A six-year-old memo from within the George W. Bush administration that came to light this week acknowledges that White House-approved interrogation techniques amounted to "war crimes."
The Bush White House tried to destroy every copy of the memo, written by then-State Department counselor Philip Zelikow. Zelikow examined tactics like waterboarding -- and other methods of torture -- and concluded that there was no way they were legal, domestically or internationally, SO Bush, to avoid prosecution as a war criminal, got his Texas lackey henchman Alberto Gonzales to OK torture, for the first time in the history of the US, but 'only' if conventional techniques didn't work. Just another step down the ladder as the US lost it's moral high ground, and economic leadership, under GWBush.

An amazing article

from FOXNews, about the Keystone Pipeline, that the Pubs love to distort for their own interests. Lotta facts here, in concise form. Can't believe this appeared on FOX. Somebody screwed up, BIG time, as it shows Obama did the right thing.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/18/six-reasons-keystone-xl-was-bad-deal-all-along/

Nebr Pubs have fought the pipeline, cuz it crossed over the Ogallala Aquifer, the largest freshwater source in the central US, then the other Pubs screamed cuz Obama went along with Nebr's concerns. Typical Repub crap.

'Typical' FOX bullshit

again today, as they bitch about the number of jobs created by Obama.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/06/team-obama-and-phantom-jobs-that-never-were/

FOX claims they are less than in a 'normal' recovery after the 'average' recession, and they don't like the way the gov't 'counts' jobs, though it's the same as it's been for decades. DUH. The mess that Georgie Boy left wasn't your 'normal, average' recession. Obama's  worked hard (and we're not outa the woods yet) to keep it from turning into a full-blown depression, though I'm still giving it a 50/50 chance of happening, since the Pubs are fighting every program the Dems try, in their effort to 'take down Obama, at all costs'. AND, the economy was SO much worse than most realized, after the 8 year disaster of W at the helm. Housing and employment in freefall, 2 wars raging, interest rates already taken as low as they could go, energy prices sucking cash out of a crashing economy, and now FOX and the Pubs bitch about Obama's recovery isn't as 'robust' as normal. Are there people out there who actually swallow this crap? Of course. They're known as the FOXNews sheep, and they've never met a FOXNews lie they didn't love, AND they like the 'Fair and Balanced' aspect of FAUX 'news'.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Good times, yesterday,

as we got together w/the 'Survivor' crew, and had some excellent spaghetti, (thanks Cyndi), good wine and a lot of laughs. Later, I had forgotten how funny 'Due Date' is, with Zack Galifanakis and Robert Downey Jr. Really funny, with a bunch of laugh out loud stuff. Zack can crack me up just lookin' at him.

The Dems gotta stop whining

as SCOTUS signals they are gonna kill Affordable Health Care. What did they expect from the five political hacks on the right? After upholding the right of gazillionaires to anonymously buy elections, and saying it's fine to be strip searched for even the most minor offense, how do you think these reps of the party whose stated #1 goal is to 'Make Obama a One-Term President, at all costs', are gonna vote? Any bets? Anyone who believes one of the Pubs would side with the people, when party unity is at stake, is sorely misinformed, or hopelessly naive.

Here they go again

FOXNews reports (again), today, that teams have found Noah's Ark. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/04/27/noahs-ark-found-turkey-ararat/

I'm sure there'll be pleas for money, and the sheep will say 'Halleluja', THEN, a few days, weeks or months from now it will be declared fake. Anyone wanna bet? But, the true believers KNOW, it's up there somewhere, waiting to be found. Just kinda strange that such a cataclysmic event as a flood of that magnitude could have left ZERO archeological evidence. Very strange....

A special 'thank you',

to Rick Santorum, for forcing Mitt to appeal to the crazies of the far right Repub party, so not only has he offended Liberals, but also women, minorities and educated voters who actually believe in that new-fangled 'science thang'. Go for it Rick!

Should be funny to watch,

as Romney tries to distance himself from the comments he's made, trying to ingratiate himself to the 'severely conservative' branch of the Repubs. Satisfyingly ironic, that the whack jobs who think they need to exert their control over society, are precisely the ones who have made him unelectable, by being way too extreme for the majority of Americans. Mr 'Etch a Sketch' isn't gonna be able to shake a new veneer over himself and make all the statements he made for his hard core, right wing nutballs just disappear. He'll obviously try to re-invent himself, but, in this video age, there's WAY too much evidence 'out there', that the Dems will use to their advantage. Thank you, hard core right wing, for pushing him so far to the edge, that 'the middle', necessary to win a general election, will never relate to him.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I'd stop ranting

against FOXNews, if they showed any intellectual or journalistic honesty, and just admitted who/what they really are. If their slogan was 'Mouthpiece for the Repub Party', or 'The Voice of Conservatives', I would have no problem with their message, paid for by Murdoch and Ailes. BUT, they claim to be a 'News' organization that's 'Fair and Balanced', which is just a big, fat lie. They're obviously not gonna admit to the lie, and I'm not sure I want them to. What would I blog about?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

After months of working undercover,

 with over 20 officers involved, and over a million dollars spent on overtime and other resources, Denver cops finally busted one of their own, after his guilt became obvious to everyone involved. Former Sheriff Pat Sullivan was busted for trading meth for gay sex. Many other charges were dropped as he was was sentenced, by his buddies in the 'law enforcement'/legal community today. A normal citizen would have gotten several years, but Sheriff Pat got 38 days. With time off for days served and good behavior, he'll be out in a couple of weeks. Like cops who shoot, and beat up innocent people, there's a whole different system of justice for the' boys behind the badges'. Sickening, but nothing new.

I'll look, so you don't have to,

at FOX, that is, the 'Fair and Balanced', 'news' outlet. Top stories today;

Obama Tries to Intimidate SCOTUS
Obama Will 'Step On' Wis Primary Results With Speech
Karl Rove Reveals Half Truths and Fresh Fibs From Obama/Biden
Obama Takes Aim at Capitalism
Obama's Uncle Arrested for DUI
Romney:High Gas Prices Obama's Fault

Positive stories for Obama, ZERO, from the F&B 'news' agency. New day, same ol' shit.
No matter what else, they ARE consistent.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Strip searches

are fine and legal (5-4) after being picked up for ANY offense, according to the (mostly Bush(1&2)-appointed) Repub dominated Supreme Court. Can you hear the redneck jailers giggling? Remember when America was about freedom, and 'innocent until proven guilty'? Not with a Repub dominated court. Get ready for a legal strip search, no matter how minor the offense. Totally insane, but with Repubs in charge, be ready for ANYTHING. Unbelievable, but typical, now that conservative right-wingers have a majority on the Supreme Court. Don't forget to vote, this Nov.

In that strange world

inhabited by election year Repubs, Paul Ryan has put forth a budget that promises further tax cuts for the 1%, paid for by closing 'tax loopholes'.

Mr. Ryan would have to close enough loopholes to yield an extra $700 billion in revenue every year. That’s a lot of money, even in an economy as big as ours. So which specific loopholes has Mr. Ryan, who issued a 98-page manifesto on behalf of his budget, said he would close, while taking away health care from sick kids, but continuing to hand over $40 billion worth of subsidies to the big oil companies?"

None. Not one.

Welcome to the netherland of Voodoo Economics, cherished by the Pubs, where reality isn't a necessary part of political blather.

Today's AOL Headline reads,

Where is GW Bush?
Reviled by Democrats and generally avoided as a campaign talking point by his fellow Republicans, the former president is in a self-imposed political exile — an absence that was underscored in the last two weeks as his father and brother backed Mitt Romney.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74696.html#ixzz1qu7W6IFQ

Bottom line, Pubs don't want to remind anyone what it was like under GW's reign of error, as he wrecked our country in SO MANY ways, before being run out of town with a 22% approval rating, writing over $850 Billion in checks to forestall the crash, with 2 'unpaid for' wars raging, and the economy crashing around him. If I were a Pub, I wouldn't want my picture taken with him either, and I'd hope voters have REAL short memories.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

In the Repub world

where SCOTUS allows billionaires to secretly contribute millions to buy elections, the lead story on FOX is about an Obama contributor ($50K) who is accused of bank fraud. Bank fraud? That should make him a Pub hero, but this is FOXNews, where reality doesn't matter, when you're busy spewing propaganda.

For those of us,

who have looked forward to, and patiently waited for the new 'Game of Thrones', I don't think anyone was disappointed. Tough to bring a book like that to the big screen, but can't imagine it being any better. Gotta love them Starks, as they battle the Lannisters, in that magical world around King's Landing. Good job, GRR Martin. Tough to wait another week for the next edition, but remember, winter is coming....

Interesting 60 Minutes tonight,

as nutritionists warn against fat and sugar, as over consumption kills many people. On the other side, we got Rush Limbaugh, (the pig spokesman of FOX), who says, 'Why should we listen to Michelle Obama. Look at her butt?" No shit. Look it up.That's the FOXNews view of things, and the sheep eat it up. Need I say more?