Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Things That Make Me Want to Scream

Via Digby:
Q Thank you, Mr. President. It's an honor to have you here. I'm a first-year student in South Asia studies. My question is in regards to private military contractors. Uniform Code of Military Justice does not apply to these contractors in Iraq. I asked your Secretary of Defense a couple months ago what law governs their actions.

THE PRESIDENT: I was going to ask him. Go ahead. (Laughter.) Help. (Laughter.)

Q I was hoping your answer might be a little more specific. (Laughter.) Mr. Rumsfeld answered that Iraq has its own domestic laws which he assumed applied to those private military contractors. However, Iraq is clearly not currently capable of enforcing its laws, much less against -- over our American military contractors. I would submit to you that in this case, this is one case that privatization is not a solution. And, Mr. President, how do you propose to bring private military contractors under a system of law?

THE PRESIDENT: I appreciate that very much. I wasn't kidding -- (laughter.) I was going to -- I pick up the phone and say, Mr. Secretary, I've got an interesting question. (Laughter.) This is what delegation -- I don't mean to be dodging the question, although it's kind of convenient in this case, but never -- (laughter.) I really will -- I'm going to call the Secretary and say you brought up a very valid question, and what are we doing about it? That's how I work. I'm -- thanks. (Laughter.)

Comments JJF:
I saw the question from the student at Johns Hopkins on TV and the most shocking thing was the lack of seriousness with which it was received. Bush tried kidding about his absolute ignorance of the issue, which was shameful enough. By his attitude, you'd have thought they were talking about something completely insignificant like, say, the infield fly rule. But then the audience erupts in laughter, several times. Bush is about as inept as any president we've seen at being funny, his contempt for addressing any issue seriously is disgraceful, and people are laughing. Where in god's name do they get these people?...

Fuck if I know.

Friday, April 14, 2006

What HE said


In Neil We Trust.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

With Bells On



Protest Sign.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Of Renewal and Unicorns

Shorter: Bush's presidency's fucked.

Too bad We the People are along for the ride.

Buckle up.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Best. Protest. Sign. Of the weekend.


Words to make a winger's ass pucker:
Today we march. Tomorrow we vote.


Friday, April 07, 2006

Brokeback Fristing

Not that there's anything wrong with it.

VOLPAC's new slogan: Ya'll cum back now, ya hear?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Mr. Straight Talk...

meets the Shut The Fuck up Express.

I love it.

After getting booed, heckled, and cursed, McCain sez:
"I can't tell you how much fun that was," he said.

Yeah. Uh-huh. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

heh. Can't wait for his 08 road-show.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Spring Has Sprung

December came and went.

Fitzmas sucked.

The WH scandals continue.

Bush is being Bush.

Russ rocks!

My boss is fucking my co-worker.

I wish I didn't know.

He lies to her.

Tells her he's mad for her.

His wife?


Promises promises.

Always broken.

I'm thinking: The fallout's gonna be bad.