A little Bush back in the ol' college days?

Ah, old Doonesbury. Both John Kerry, and Dubya in it's mistly origins:
By some strange quirk of art history, the man who inspired Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau to draw his first cartoon was . . . George W. Bush.

Trudeau tells the story in a rare interview in the Aug. 5 issue of Rolling Stone. He met Bush at Yale in the '60s, when Bush was a junior and Trudeau a freshman. "He was just another sarcastic preppy who gave people nicknames and arranged for keg deliveries," Trudeau says.


My bad.

Sheesh, looking back at all my posts....a bit on the political side, you think? Eh...can't help it. Funnier stuff if you want, always at fark.com.

No Nader, please...

Ok, changed my mind.  No more 'anyone but Bush' strategy:
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader's quixotic presidential campaign says it submitted about 5,400 signatures to get on the Michigan ballot, far short of the required number of 30,000. Luckily for him, approximately 43,000 signatures were filed by Michigan Republicans on his behalf, more than meeting the requirement.

Asses.  Go vote for Kerry already.  Not that I love the guy, but watching a resounding, crushing, landslide defeat by Bush would make me SO happy.  ;^>
And in other news, 81 (and counting) reasons to hate Bush.


Flip. Flop. Dubya style!

I'm tired of every five minutes some Republican article about John Kerry not standing on any one side of an issue, and it inevitably ends with the over-used line "Flip. Flop."  Try this one on for size, asshats:
7/20/04: "The enemy declared war on us," Bush told a re-election rally in Cedar Rapids. "Nobody wants to be the war president. I want to be the peace president... The next four years will be peaceful years."

2/8/04: "I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind," he said in February. 
Er.... Flip. Flop. ;^>


Bush in 30 seconds...

Again, I have to preface this with the fact that Kerry doesn't thrill me, but he doesn't seem to have massive campaigns against him like Bush does. They worry about Kerry's "flip-flopping", non-presence for voting in Congress, etc. It still pales in comparison to the things a sitting President is capable of doing...especially one who the infamous Bobby Fischer called "borderline retarded". Some great ads by bushin30seconds.org:


Today's irony:

After NOT being found guily of the insider trading charges...but finally getting nailed on lying to the gov't about something she was never charged with (although when they lie to you, that seems to be fine...see any failed gov't program for examples), here's some irony to the outcome:

...in a bittersweet coda to the saga that began more than two years ago, consider this: ImClone stock closed at $80.30 per share, up from the average $58.43 that Stewart got when she dumped her shares, reaping about $228,000.
Had Stewart held onto her ImClone stock, it would now be worth about $315,000.

Side note:  We give Martha jail time for lying and obstruction of justice, but couldn't manage to hold a certain President accountable for the same thing?  Again, ironic.  Sing it, Alanis...



Where's my Dick?

Heh...had to play off the last post a bit. Anyway, can't leave the veep alone, now can I?
The Vice President is currently under investigation by French authorities for bribery, money laundering and misuse of corporate assets while at Halliburton and also faces a U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission probe of a $180 million "slush fund" that may have been used to pay bribes.
Halliburton say the company's internal investigation clearly implicates Vice President Cheney but acknowledge the investigation will remain sealed in light of the company's $7 billion sweetheart contract with the Pentagon for work in Iraq.

Lord, may I never be that all-powerful. Just leads to corruption. Bleh.


Where's my Bush?

No surprise here, at all:
Military payroll records that could more fully document President Bush (news - web sites)'s whereabouts during his service in the Texas Air National Guard were inadvertently destroyed, according to the Pentagon (news - web sites).


Also, in the gone-but-not-forgotten category: Al Gore is still a heck of a speech writer, and sums it up nicely here. (long one, though)


Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore's film...go see it. If you're a Republican, you'll be offended at the way Bush looks like an idiot who started an unprovoked war. If you're a Democrat, you'll be offended at how your Congressmen look like they stood by and did nothing (in fact, voting to give Bush the authority to invade). If you're a military family, you'll wonder why the troops are still over there, and why they aren't coming home anytime soon. (And if you're a U.N. weapons inspector, you're STILL wondering where the WMDs are.)

From any standpoint, ask yourself: "Do I want 4 more years of this?" Or would you rather have at least the POSSIBILITY of something better? I loathe both the major political parties, but I have to say a lame duck President who has no moral problem with preemptively invading a country that has never attacked us is scary.

There should be enough of us out there that even with 3rd party votes, Bush should still get swept in the election. Vote for ANYONE ELSE BUT GEORGE BUSH. And tell all your friends and family.



Loving that goverment contract deal....

Surprise. Halliburton contracts are wasting your taxpayer money. Big government-approved waste, as usual.
DeYoung produced documents detailing alleged waste even on routine services: $50,000 a month for soda, at $45 a case; $1 million a month to clean clothes — or $100 for each 15-pound bag of laundry.

DeYoung also claims people were paid to do nothing. Mike West says he was one of them. Paid $82,000 a year to be a labor foreman in Iraq, West claims he never had any laborers to supervise. "They said just log 12 hours a day and walk around and look busy," he said. "OK, so we did."

Need I say vote for a third party this year? Might I suggest the Libertarian, again?