DISGRACED former White House reporter/male escort Jeff Gannon can't believe no one has invited him to tomorrow's White House Correspondents Dinner. "It seems to me to be odd to exclude the one person who has brought more attention to the White House press corps than anyone else in years," Gannon tells PAGE SIX's Jared Paul Stern. "Probably many who would want to extend such an invitation already assume I will be in attendance."
Yeah. That's it.
This is how it goes with Bush for the whole hour, actually: As far as he's concerned, everyone needs to start moving to implement his plan of action for America. The Senate has to pass the energy bill. The Saudis need to pump more oil. Congress has got to take up the Social Security plan. Democrats need to allow an up-or-down vote on his judicial nominees. Kim Jong Il must agree to join the six-party talks. The Iranians have to abide by their commitments. The "hard-nosed killers" in Iraq need to realize their days are numbered. If everyone just quit whining and did what Bush said, everything would come up roses.
I sat. I watched. I listened. I drank. I winced. I paced. I howled. I screamed. I cringed. I scoffed. I wondered. How did everything get so fucked up in this country?
Something Wicked This Way Comes?
On CNN's crawl this morning was something about fake hospital inspectors coming under suspicion -- nothing else about it was covered in the time it took me to get ready for the daily grind, so I Googled the story
once I got to work:
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking into incidents in which people masquerading as unannounced inspectors were found poking around three hospitals in Boston, Detroit and Los Angeles.
In the first, a well-dressed man and woman were stopped by a security guard at a Los Angeles hospital about 2 a.m. They showed badges similar to those issued by JCAHO and asked to be let in. When the guard asked for more identification, they retreated, saying they were at the wrong hospital.
The second incident occurred three days later at a hospital in Boston. A well-dressed man described as being 35 to 40 and of South Asian or Middle Eastern descent was stopped about 3 a.m.
"He seemed to have some authority about him, and again when pressed for identification that person fled the medical center," Cappiello said.
About a week later, a woman was found in the maternity ward of a Detroit hospital. She identified herself as a Joint Commission surveyor but fled when staff members asked more questions.
Nefarious theories, anyone? Did the wingers whip the Godly crazy-faithful into a feeding tube frenzy and ala McVeigh they're readying 'activist doctors' for the rapture, one hospital at a time? Is al Queda looking for mass casualties or maybe viruses to poison our food or water supplies?
These times, they are a'changin'.....
"The Bouncing Ball of Breathtaking Bullshit"
Nobody sez it better than Rude Pundit.
Powell. In his office. With the telephone.
The mysterious death of John Bolton's nomination has been solved!
From yesterday's gaggle
Q You said the President was 100 percent in his backing of Bolton today. Can we infer from that, that the President simply doesn't believe these allegations that have been made about Bolton..."
MR. McCLELLAN: These are unsubstantiated accusations that Senate Democrats continue to bring up. ... It is time to move forward on his nomination, and the President wanted to make it clear today that the Senate needs to quit playing politics, and they need to move forward and confirm this person.
Q And the President simply does not believe the allegations.
MR. McCLELLAN: John, these are unsubstantiated accusations against John Bolton...."
From today's NYT
April 21 - President Bush on Thursday issued a strong new defense of John R. Bolton, his nominee as ambassador to the United Nations. But associates of Colin L. Powell, the former secretary of state, said he had expressed reservations about Mr. Bolton in conversations with at least two wavering Republican senators.
Will the moderate "normal" Republican's now
get a Clue that a portion of their party is completely fucked up?
I've fallen into the Daou Report
and I can't get out.
Too. Much. Information.
Too. Little. Alcohol.
...brings us news of the upcoming Huffington Report:
Sometime this month, a slew of wealthy leftwing celebrities will begin blogging on a new Web site called the Huffington Report, reports Variety and Business 2.0. It's the latest project of author, columnist, socialite and political dilettante Arianna Huffington, a former conservative turned leftist now closely associated with George Soros' Shadow Party.Wonkette
The Huffington Report's stable of bloggers will include billionaire Senator Jon Corzine; queen of New York media glitterati Tina Brown; unindicted Clinton co-conspirator Vernon Jordan; Hollywood moguls Barry Diller and David Geffen; actress Gwyneth Paltrow and many more. They will blog on politics.
reads Tina so I don't have to, but I will tune in to the Huffington Report to see what David Geffen's up to; haven't heard much from him since 1983, when he threatened to sue Him
for producing "unrepresentitive product." Shorter: Neil didn't sound like Neil.
Abstinence pledges make you horny.
A new eight-year study just released reveals that American teenagers who take "virginity" pledges of the sort so favored by the Bush administration wind up with just as many STDs as the other kids.
But that's not all -- taking the pledges also makes a teenage girl six times more likely to perform oral sex, and a boy four times more likely to get anal. Which leads me to an important question: where were these pledges when I was in high school?
Seriously, when I was a teenager, the only kids having anal intercourse were the ones who missed. My idea of lubrication was oiling my bike chain. If I had known I could have been getting porn star sex the same year I took Algebra II, simply by joining up with the Christian right, I'd have been so down with Jesus they would have had to pry me out of the pew.
Is there any greater irony than the fact that the Christian Right actually got their precious little adolescent daughters to say to their freshly scrubbed boyfriends: "Please, I want to remain pure for my wedding night, so only in the ass. Then I'll blow you." Well, at least these kids are really thinking outside the box.
Quick, someone alert the Lefty PC Patrol:
Another left-of-the-dial 'personality' is going off topic and joking about ass-fucking when there's a war on and the economy is in the tank and the US of A government is overrun with crooks and liars.
Shame on Bill Maher for not using his celebrity status and media connections to make lefties look better than the righties -- he should behave more responsibly. *sniff*