A place to rant about politics, the media, and especially the electorate. Much like alcohol, the electorate is both the cause of, and the solution to, all of America's problems.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Thursday, August 25, 2005

There's 10 kinds of people in the world...

... those who know binary, and those who dont...

(That's my 2nd favorite math-y joke in existence.)

Back to serious matters: There are two kinds of governors in this country. Here's one type:

"[My state is] sitting on more energy than they have in the Middle East," [the governor] told Reuters in an interview this week.

"I am leading this country in this desire and demand to convert coal into gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. We can do it in Montana for $1 per gallon," he said.

"We can do it cheaper than importing oil from the sheiks, dictators, rats and crooks that we're bringing it from right now."

And here's type two:

On April 15th, the day the ethics charges were initially filed, Blunt made his first attempt to amend his ethics reports to account for the tour bus--- he reported that he had paid $1 for the bus.

On July 15th, Blunt filed a second ethics amendment--- he reported a $6,178.80 payment to Kehoe. The payment was far less than the $20,000 fair market value for the tour bus.

Unimpressed by the "wait until I get caught before paying too little" approach of Blunt, the Ethics Commission referred his case to the Attorney General for enforcement on July 25th.

Or the always enjoyable:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. Bob Taft, convicted and fined Thursday for ethics violations, both apologized to a judge and insisted he would not resign.

Taft, a two-term Republican, has forced out underlings for ethics offenses but said those cases were different.

Hey republican voters: Your own team hates you. If you wanna stop getting fucked like a bitch, maybe you should stop voting like bitches. One party is trying to make our country stronger, and the other party just likes fucking its voters. I report, you vote, jackasses.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Wanker of the day...

Texas. The entire fucking state.

AUSTIN, Texas A decorated Marine enrolling in college was shocked to learn his Texas driver's license, car registration and bank records weren't enough to get the lower resident tuition.

Carl Basham said officials at Austin Community College recently told him that he lost his Texas resident's status because of the years he spent out of state on two tours of duty in Iraq.

Support your troops you slimy pieces of shit.

UPDATE: Thinking about it a bit, I think I've clarified where this marine went wrong - he didn't go AWOL. Going AWOL, rather than serving with distinction, apparently gets you into Yale, CEO-ship after CEO-ship (despite obvious incompetence), and so on. AWOL is the way to go, young marines - actually serving will only get you a grave run over by republicans.

UPDATE2: From the comments, a Mr. Gillnitz has done the sexy work of analyzing the college's rules on resident status, and concludes that the school is in fact following the rules in this case. So we leave children behind now by rule. Great.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

To prospective military volunteers....

Never forget: republicans hate you. They will trample your very grave if they can.

Good luck.

UPDATE: When they're done trampling your graves, they'll turn to killing your mother.

UPDATE2: Aack - they've pulled the call to assasinate down - those wily wabbits... Thankfully computers these days have screenshot buttons...