Monday, October 31, 2005

Nino Scalia expresses pleasure

hearing of Alito's nomination.


REUTERS/Jason Reed

Well, now we know where he keeps his ammo. Nice goiter.

Er...

Do I espy little pants?


AP Photo/Alito family

Oooh, just in time

for the NYC Halloween Parade! Look who's here!


AFP/Timothy A. Clary

Looks like Bolton's a little disappointed he doesn't get to go as Lord High Executioner.

Judge Alito pauses for a moment of silence

before suggesting they search Rosa Parks' casket for drugs.


AP/Lauren Victoria Burke

I'm sure Alito and Mrs. Parks would have been the closest of friends. Oh, yes indeedy.

Okay, to recap thus far:

Judge Alito:

1. Against the Family Leave Act;
2. Thinks it's okay to strip search women and 10 year-old girls, despite narrow warrant language;
3. Against Title VII;

and my personal favorite:

4. The sole dissenting voice in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Can you say "nutjob?"

Happy Halloween!


AP/Mark Baker

"I get to grope your ass.

It's Executive privilege."


AP/Charles Dhaparak

"Ooh, I just wanna kiss that mouth."


AP/Ron Edmonds


I find that lustful look rather disturbing. And so does Judge Alito.

"Get out of the way, kid.

I'm the President, and I should be in front of you."


REUTERS/Jim Young


"I don't care if you ARE Rosa Parks' grandnephew."

Sunday, October 30, 2005

The President and Mrs. Bush

pay their respects to his last penny of political capital.


REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

He blew it faster than a $20 hooker, really.

Attention, men.

If you're losing your hair, or your hairline is receding, please, for everyone's sake...


AP/Meet the Press, Alex Wong

Just accept it and move on.

"Duh-uhhh, camera pretty!"


REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

"No, Mr. President. I don't want a photo of your uvula."

Harriet Miers tries to escape the grip

of the White House.


REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Well, she should, if she's got ANY brains.

"No, really. I'm glad to be back."


REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

"You WILL do my bidding, monkey boy!"

Power . . . slipping . . . away . . .


AFP/File/Brendan Smialowski

Saturday, October 29, 2005

What's next? The cure for cancer?

Bush to Unveil Super-Flu Strategy on Tuesday



Bush on Tuesday is visiting the National Institutes of Health to announce his administration's strategy on how to prepare for the next flu pandemic, whether it's caused by the bird flu in Asia or some other super strain of influenza. Federal health officials have spent the last year updating a national plan on how to do that.

Joe Wilson responds.

And he feels somewhat vindicated.

"Problem? What problem?"


AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

No need to clean house.

"[S]ome insiders say they are not sure if Mr. Bush fully grasps the degree of the political danger he faces and the strength of the forces arrayed against him. And Republican strategists and members of Congress say that while the components of the renewal strategy are easy to identify, they will be hard to carry out in the current environment."

"Heh, wanna go back to my room

and torture some illegals?"


AP/Kevin Wolf

You should see her serve off the

uneven bars.


AFP/BELGA/Yorick Jansens

My god, it's . . . The Steve Martin Defense!

Libby's Lawyer Outlines Defense



"I . . . forGOT!"

Friday, October 28, 2005

Cheney, Unplugged.


REUTERS/Bob Snow

Looks like he ran out of baby's blood and Scooter's not around to find him another victim.

"And this was supposed to be my anniversary weekend."


AP Photo/Yuri Gripas

Guess it's another date with ol' Mr. "Double Ds" and that bottle of Xanax. WHIRRRRRRRRRR!

"Yeah, I know I said I'd bring honor and dignity

back to the White House."


AP/J. Scott Applewhite


So....you LIED?

"You gonna finish that scotch?"


REUTERS/Larry Downing

"What? He's NOT done?"

Rove still a target.


REUTERS/Larry Downing

UPDATE: linkee fixee.

Oh, don't you worry, Commander Codpiece.

This is just the beginning of the end for you...


REUTERS/Larry Downing


...and a new beginning for the rest of the world.

Irving Scooter Libby, Indicted

Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, indicted by grand jury on charges of obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury in CIA leak probe



UPDATE: And has resigned.

Damn. He really wet 'em this time.

So Bush scampers off to Camp David at noon, just as the indictments are handed down.


REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!

"We're waaaaaiting..."


REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler

I'd hit it.


REUTERS/Jim Young

Thank you, Mr. Fitzgerald, for doing your job.

In other news,

Phil Spector's hair is now only slightly less crazy as he is.


AP/Nick Ut

Bush swims across the Potomac

to Camp David in order to avoid the 2:00 p.m. Plamegate press conference.


AFP/Dieter Nagl

And this is surprising WHY, exactly?

Chimps Not Altruistic


REUTERS/Larry Downing

Big Time, Big Traitor.

Cheney Withheld Intel from Congress


AFP/File/Brendan Smialowski

Thursday, October 27, 2005

"I think you're a prick.

Just sayin."


AP/J. Scott Applewhite

"Allllllright.

You fucked up, too?!"


AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Incompetence. It's not just for breakfast anymore.

The REAL Harriet Miers

shows up to hand in her letter of resignation.



Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

Now the shoe is on the other hand.

George tries to hide his discomfort upon learning that he doesn't hold the patent on those "neck hugs".


REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

It's all about the control, doncha know.

Here we go again.

Let's open another can of paternalism on the brown folks.


REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Another sign of the End Times?

Siegfried torments Roy!

I'm betting that this is a made-for-TV original movie in 10 months, tops.

"Yeah, yeah, 'empower today's youth,' whatever.

I better be able to get a bike ride in this weekend."

"Ooh, Karl, yeah, right there...ooh, that's it..."

(snarfle, fall out of chair)


REUTERS/Larry Downing

"Not in front of the black people, George.

"We have to set the example for asexuality."


AP/Charles Dharapak

"I would've preferred pie."


AP/Six Flags Marine World, D. Arnold

"Darn it! Lost another one to Ditech!"


AP/Charles Dharapak

"Harriet, oh Harriet. Hard-hearted harbinger

of haggis..."*

Miers Withdraws Under Mounting Criticism

Heh heh. They said "mounting." Maybe that was her problem. Or maybe it was her imitation of a gargoyle playing tennis.


AP/Hillcrest High School



* See So I Married An Axe Murderer. It'll all make sense then.

"Whaddya mean, Fitzgerald signed a lease

on office space in D.C.?"


REUTERS/Jason Reed

Hmm. Maybe you're going to need a more substantial sacrifice to throw on the fire, Big Time.

"Oh, my," said Bar.

"You forgot to delete some of your photos, dear. Lord, is that . . . Bob Dole?!"


AP/Pat Sullivan

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tiger. Water.

Any questions?

Since Cheney's toast,

Bush has to practice The Sneer.


AFP/Jim Watson

Looks like it's gonna be a while until he masters it.