Monday, November 20, 2006

Update yer blogrolls...

I know we all love and hell-o-scan so much, but I was getting tired of this platform's instability, the outages, the "we're updating the servers and it'll work perfectly from here on out" crapola. I have moved to what I think is a quieter neighborhood, with lovely, soothing shades of the Caribbean to counter the hideousness of the people running this Administration.

Also, it's just easier to say now.

Henceforth, you may find the usual snarkage at:

Sunday, November 19, 2006

"Man, I shoulda come here

35 years ago! What a party town!"

AP/Charles Dharapak

Le snark, c'est chic.

Everybody dance now!

Shake yer booty, too.

Bush can't hide his excitement

at getting to wear a dress in public.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Where's that stream of water . . .

oh, Christ, that's not water!"

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

"I must say, Janette.

You're making me look stylish."

AP/Aaron Favila

Looks like a photo shoot for 1950's Values fashion magazine.

"Wait, it says here that this Amurkan

soldier had to serve because some guy named 'Bush' went AWOL!"

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

"Ah miss li'l Junichiro

and his Elvis glasses."

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Friday, November 17, 2006

Ah yes. Good to see the Elizabethan ruff

is making a comeback.

AP/Reinhard Krause

Seriously. She made the Top 10 Best Dressed list in Vanity Fair? WTF?

"Get thee behind me, Satan.

Mustn't . . . sip . . . want. . . drink . . . so bad . . . "

REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Wearing the wallpaper from a

bargain basement Vietnamese brothel, Laura represents.

AP/How Hwee Young

[h/t Pony Boy]

Anne Telnaes hits it outta the park.

[h/t reader queek]

"Who you callin' a 'ho'?"

AP/Charles Dharapak

"Did someone say 'Thai stick'?"

AP/Aaron Favila

We're takin' it to the streets.

Want to give people enough time to adjust, doncha know. update your bookmarks - as of Monday, I'll be working out of new digs:

cool, huh? Same snark, different colors.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Hah hah hah, 'dim son'!

Wait . . . I don't get it."

AP/Charles Dharapak

Ssshhh.... I'm over at Typepad, trying to figure out how to transfer all this stuff over there. Will alert you as soon as the transition is complete.

Laura gets in touch with

her inner Lionel Hampton, while George is relegated to the Fisher Price toy xylophone.

White House/Paul Morse

"Ah'm not gonna try to walk into

these buildings, Ah'm not, Ah'm not..."

AP/Gerald Herbert

Fool him once...won't get fooled again.

The crowd reacts to

another Bush punchline.

AP/Gerald Herbert

Meanwhile, it looks like that furrrn food doesn't agree with Laura. Maybe wearing white wasn't such a good idea. Oh, and someone should point out to her that white, in Asia, equals death.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Somewhere inside the Beltway...

"If the wall is breached, Helm's Deep will fall."

"That idiot just asked me

to put up Laura while he goes to Hanoi for the 'sucky sucky'."

AP/ITAR-TASS, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service

Another notch in the WH Protocol Office's belt.

Today, President Bush visits Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, “looking to burnish his foreign-policy credentials.” He’s off to a miserable start.

Yesterday, the White House website featured a graphic with the flags of the three countries he’s visiting on his trip — Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. One problem: instead of displaying the Vietnamese flag, the White House graphic featured the old flag of South Vietnam. That flag hasn’t been the official flag of Vietnam since South Vietnam surrendered to North Vietnam in 1975.

Is there an IQ ceiling that White House protocol employees have to fall under to get the job? Flying the Canadian flag upside down, Bush's manhandling the Chinese president, what's next? Serving beef when P.M. Singh comes to visit?

More here.

"The whole trip, it's all I heard.

'Your father's bailing you out again?' I mean, damn."

AP/ITAR-TASS, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service

"2006: A Laced Odyssey"

Thank god Stanley Kubrick's not here to see this.

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Let's see - we've got the monkey (George), we've got the monolith (Putin), and we've got HAL (Laura). I guess that makes Mrs. Putin "Dave."

Angela Merkel has a flashback

to the G8 Summit.

AP/Eckehard Schulz

Bush, however, is prepared.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hey, Rudy.

Nah gah happen.

Giuliani's campaign team said the committee was simply an opening move designed to keep his options open, with a final decision still to come.

``This filing affords him the opportunity to raise money and put together an organization to assist him in making his decision,'' Giuliani adviser Anthony Carbonetti said.

AP/CP, Jason Scott

Your twice-divorced, pro-choice Republican act ain't gonna pack the houses in Peoria.

More here.

Hey, 41. Bite me on Teh Google.

Last night on Fox News, former President George H.W. Bush said the current political climate has “gotten so adversarial that it’s ugly.” Asked to offer an explanation for why there is this “incivility,” Bush pinned the blame on bloggers. “It’s probably a little worse now given electronic media and the bloggers and all these kinds of things,” he said.

Yeah, right, George. Your idiot son calling everyone who disagrees with him a "traitor" or "terrorist supporter" contributes nothing but the wafting of rose petals to the debate. Karl Rove's and Ken Mehlman's smear campaigns and swiftboating lend courtliness and a "sunny nobility" to the political discourse.

Fuck you, George. And that beast you spawned with.

Watch here.

Outside the principal's office.

Or marriage counselor's. Your pick.

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Chickens. Roosting.

A gilded turd?

No, it's a "1.5kg Alba white truffle, sold to a Hong Kong businessman for a record-breaking $160,000."

That's right. Somebody just paid $160K for a fungus. And surprisingly, Halliburton was not involved in the sale.

Le Tuesday. Le radio.

Yah, that'll be me later on (around 4:30) or so.

Listen here. Maybe.

Make that 4:20 EST.

"You're next."

AP/Gerald Herbert

Can YOU spot the tweaker?

Crystal meth. For that healthy smile.

AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

REUTERS/Larry Downing

"So, I can go back to Crawford now, right?"

White House

Wow, Stephen Hadley's lookin' real comfortable around the Old Guard.