Sunday, April 27, 2008

Here Comes The Planes. They're American Planes

Saturday, April 26, 2008

goats are cute!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

John McCain: Cut Taxes on Horseless Carriage Fuel Oil

McCain urged Congress to institute a "gas-tax holiday" by suspending the 18.4 cent per gallon federal gas tax and 24.4 cent diesel tax from late May to early September. By some estimates, the government would lose about $10 billion in revenue. He also renewed his call for the United States to stop adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and thus lessen to some extent the worldwide demand for oil.

Combined, he said, the two proposals would reduce gas prices, which would have a trickle-down effect, and "help to spread relief across the American economy."

Above, John McCain campaigns in New Amsterdam, showing off the latest invention by beloved American Jew-hater Henry Ford. The contraption displays the technological and manufacturing know-how that will fuel America's unfettered growth for the next 100 years.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

John McCain: A lover AND a fighter

The website Raw Story obtained a separate anecdote from Schecter's book, in which McCain berated his wife in the full view of aides and reporters during a 1992 campaign stop.

In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

Photo: John McCain teasingly puts Cindy in a headlock cutting off the flow of oxygenated blood toher brain through the carotid artery.

Friday, April 11, 2008

John McCain: Fightin' Mad

Perhaps the most remarkable story of McCain's temper involved Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi. Two former reporters covering McCain relayed it as follows: In 2006, the Arizona Republican congressional delegation had a strategy meeting. McCain repeatedly addressed two new members, congressmen Trent Franks and Rick Renzi, as 'boy.' Finally, Renzi, a former college linebacker, rose from his chair and said to McCain, "You call me that one more time and I'll kick your old ass." McCain lunged at Renzi, punches were thrown, and the two had to be physically separated. After they went to their separate offices, McCain called Renzi and demanded an apology. Renzi refused. Apparently this posture made McCain admire him, as they became fast friends.

McCain once "scuffled" with the Senate's then oldest member, Strom Thurmond, during a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing in January 1995. Three years later, the Associated Press article reported that McCain dropped F-Bombs on at least three fellow Republicans.

"I'm calling you a fucking jerk!" he once retorted to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.

And in a opinion piece last year on, Sidney Blumenthal, now an adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton, wrote that McCain once told Sen. Ted Kennedy to "shut up" on the Senate Floor, referred to a fellow Republican as a "shit head" and offered a downright vicious and doubly-offensive joke in 1998 Republican fundraiser about then first daughter Chelsea Clinton.

"Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly?" he asked. "Because Janet Reno is her father."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

John McCain: 100 Years in Iraq

Republicans Try to Falsely Spin McCain's "100 Years" Comment Away Entirely

On the Senate floor today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said, "one of the things that we will be debating this fall, Mr. President, is whether our troops need to be in Iraq for another 50 or 100 years. I think that will be a pivotal part of the debate that takes place for the presidential election.”

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, took issue.

“Mr. President, of course no one has said that," McConnell said. "And my dear friend, the Majority Leader, knows that. That's a swipe at Senator McCain, who was talking about troop deployments overseas, not the continued engagement in warfare. And the mainstream media, which has not been particularly friendly to the war, has hammered those who have accused Senator McCain of saying we were going to have a 100-year war in Iraq. That is a deliberate misrepresentation of what he has said."

If anyone should know "100 years" comments it's John McCentury of Arizona.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Airlines suck.

Hong Kong airline Oasis stopped flying today stranding hundreds. Another budget carrier, they were known for offering flights from Hong Kong to London for $65 and also recently launched a Vancouver / Hong Kong schedule.

Bymy count they are the fifth airline to go under this month.

It's not just airlines that suck. Boeing does too. "Boeing announced on Wednesday the third major delay on its 787 Dreamliner, citing slow progress on assembly and continuing problems with suppliers, putting the program about 15 months behind schedule."

Boeing blames foreigners: "Boeing also has had difficulties with a program that leans unusually heavily on overseas suppliers." But of course they're the ones who decided not to make the parts within the U.S.

So how is American Airlines doing today?

American Airlines cancels 850 more flights

Nice. Good job.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Airlines blow.

How horrible do things have to get before most normal people just decide not to put up with flying any longer?

Last week, Terminal 5 at Heathrow was an utter clusterfuck of mythic proportions.

Yesterday a huge report came out that showed how terrible the airlines are at performing their most basic functions, to say nothing of comfort, service, decent prices and so on.

Today: American Airlines cancels 500 flights. No advance notice. Not scheduled maintenance. But the wiring on the planes may be fucked, and it's bad enough that they just decided to leave literally thousands of people stranded.

They're going to cancel a lot more tomorrow.

I no longer fly unless it's completely necessary. It's utterly misery-inducing. I was about to book a cross country flight over the weekend - my first in a long time that wasn't for business or to visit family - when suddenly the airline announced it was closing its doors forever.

Excellent. That's one down. Or four this weekend actually (ATA, Skybus, Aloha and Champion). Now if all the rest would go to hell, we could start over from scratch and have someone devise a pleasant way of air travel that doesn't involve being treated like cattle and criminals by retarded federal officials and exasperated airline employees. Suck it airlines.

Marc Maurer is an idiot.

Bill aims to protect blind people from dangers of hybrids

The Baltimore-based National Federation of the Blind has pushed for the legislation to protect those who rely on their hearing to know when to cross the street.

While the organization is not aware of people being struck by cars they couldn't hear, NFB President Marc Maurer has said he fears it's only a matter of time.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

donut of sleepiness

I woke up tired.

I will be more tired in two days I'm sure.

WHile mailing my taxes I stopped at 7-11, which I do fairly often. I look at all the terrible food, then usually buy nothing. Sometime I buy a donut. Today I bought a donut.

Not one of these donuts, but one bearing a partial resemblance to this donut.

Now I'm worse than tired. I'm exhausted. I blame the donut.