Archive for July 18th, 2006

I’ll take “Things I Will Never Buy” for $400, Alex.

NO. Just… NO.

Be sure to read the product reviews…

2 comments July 18th, 2006 at 11:36pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

Drawing Nearer…

Just a refresher on something I posted a couple of months ago. The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that the Republicans are going to make an absolutely huge deal out of the fifth anniversary of 9/11 as part of their campaign strategy.

Something along the lines of, “On this day five years ago, our proud nation was attacked by cowardly evil men who hate our freedoms. President Bush had the courage and resolve to take the fight to these terrorist criminals, and pour the sweet nectar of freedom over the hornet’s nest of the Middle East. The Republican Party has heeded the President’s call to arms, and we stand with him proudly to keep America safe from those who seek to destroy her. This November, vote for the party that stands tall, not the party that cowers in fear, seeking only to appease those who hate us.”

Okay, maybe not the nectar thing. And the reality will probably be much, much worse than I can possibly imagine, with all kinds of flag-waving and chest-thumping and tearful rhetoric about courage and sacrifice and how we cannot falter in this all-out war on Evil [with the unspoken message that we must not even let the Constitution stand in our way].

Democrats, are you ready? I recommend pointing out just how little the Republicans have actually done to make us safer. If Republicans want to play the fear card, then Democrats should do the same.

Tell the voters how wide open our ports are (and Dubai Ports World apparently still controls 22 of them).

Tell the voters how the Republicans have been resisting any legislation to harden chemical or nuclear plants, or to reroute trucks and trains with hazardous chemicals around population centers.

Tell the voters how much unsecured Soviet nuclear material is still out there.

Tell the voters about how the Taliban is making a comeback in Afghanistan.

Tell the voters about how the war in Iraq has been a recruiting and training bonanza for Islamic terrorists.

Tell the voters about how FBI resources have been wasted on false leads generated by indiscriminate wiretapping and torture.

Remind the voters that Osama is still out there, and why.

The Democrats are under no obligation to reassure the American people that everything is just fine and there’s nothing to worry about. Quite the opposite.

4 comments July 18th, 2006 at 06:09pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Favorites,Media,Politics,Republicans,Rove,Terrorism,Wankers

Vintage Grand Prix Photoblogging II

More fun from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Someone walked off the bus with my Treo because I’m a moron, so I won’t be around during the day until it’s returned or replaced. Sigh.

The interior of, um, something. All I know is that I was in the American Car section…

A Studebaker induces me to relax my “Never appear in my own photos” rule. Oh well.

One of Tucker’s less well-known and less successful innovations was to graft a crude compound eye onto all of his engines. He was unable to explain what purpose this served, beyond mumbling something about “flies are cool.”

In many ways, our cars are a reflection of ourselves. Posted by Picasa

5 comments July 18th, 2006 at 07:41am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

President George W. Badtouch

Oh. My. God. And you thought swearing with his mouth full was bad, how about sexually harassing a head of state? Photos courtesy of Mash, by way of Taylor Marsh, by way of Digby. I have helpfully added an unofficial transcript.

” ‘Sup, Angie? You’re looking mighty foxy today.”

“A little tense, though. You look like you could use a backrub.”

“No, No, I am fine, Mr. President, I- Oh, mein Gott.”

“That’s it, Angie-baby. Just relaaaax and enjoy it. Ohhh yeah, that’s nice…”

“Ah, yes, danke, Mr. President, that was most refreshingpleasegetthefuckoffofme!”

“Well, I guess I’d best be moseying along and see if anyone else needs to be relaxified. I’m the relaxer, heh-heh.”

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

UPDATE: Siun in FDL comments found a link to the actual video on the Bild website. Merkel looks really, really pissed.

4 comments July 18th, 2006 at 12:26am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Favorites,Politics,Wankers,Weirdness

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