Archive for November 7th, 2007

You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

(Such a great movie…)

Bush and his minions really do have a very… distorted view of freedom and democracy. Here’s Dubya at his press conference with Sarkozy:

If you lived in Iraq and had lived under a tyranny, you’d be saying: God, I love freedom, because that’s what’s happened.

And yet… the Iraqis who actually have “lived under a tyranny” aren’t saying that, perhaps because Dubya cannot tell the difference between freedom (Good) and Hobbesian anarchy (Bad).

And then there’s Official White House mouthpiece Dana Perino, communicating the administration’s deep outrage over Musharraf’s declaration of emergency, which is basically constitutionless martial law:

Q Dana, does the White House believe that Musharraf is now a dictator?

MS. PERINO: Look, I think that that is — it’s premature to say that. This is a President… who has worked closely with an ally in the war on terror, President Musharraf.

Wow, if Musharraf doesn’t fit the definition of a dictator, I’d hate to think who does. I guess you’d have to be in Hitler/Stalin/Pol Pot territory (or, of course, Saddam Hussein). Of course, it’s all relative – if Dubya is your model of what a Democratic president should be, then I can see where you might think that Musharraf isn’t really all that bad.

But don’t worry, our Fearless Leader feels very strongly about this:

MS. PERINO: The President feels very strongly that President Musharraf knows exactly how he feels about the situation.

Well, that’s certainly a relief.

So, um, when do we get to say, “God, I love freedom!”?

(h/t to The All-Seeing Eye Of Froomkin for the Perino horribleness)

November 7th, 2007 at 07:00pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Constitution

Zenith Photoblogging

The Zenith is one of the shadowy and mysterious Codename V’s favorite Pittsburgh eateries. It’s a vegan restaurant (specialty: “Tofishy”) tucked in the back of a South Side vintage/antique shop. The decor is… unusual, as you will plainly see:

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1 comment November 7th, 2007 at 11:33am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh,Weirdness

Awfulness Of The Day

This is pretty damn vile right here:

A top executive at the National Children’s Museum was busted Tuesday on charges he emailed kiddie porn to an undercover Bronx cop posing as a 12-year-old girl.

“Pleasure to meet a fellow luver of younger erotica,” Robert Singer, 49, the chief operating officer for the National Children’s Museum, allegedly wrote in an email to the undercover officer.

Using the screen name “Badboy2,” Singer cruised an AOL chat room called “Cuties,” where he bumped into the undercover officer, posing as the child and her 33-year-old mother, authorities said.

“Luv trading pics of cuties,” Singer, a married father of two, allegedly wrote the cop on Aug. 3.

Over the next two months, Singer emailed pornographic images and messages to the cop from his home computer in Falls Church, Va., and from his computer at the Washington, D.C. offices of the National Children’s Museum, police said.

(…)

Part of the cop’s cover story was that the she had two daughters, ages 9 and 12. Singer later asked to contact the 12-year-old daughter and sent the supposed girl photos of of young girls having sex with adult men, police said.

“Just delete it when you are done,” he allegedly wrote.

Several of the children in the images are known victims of child exploitation according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Neighbors in Singer’s suburban Virginia neighborhood said he had a daughter in junior high and another in college.

He was arrested at his home and charged with five counts of distributing child porn. He faces up to 20 years in prison, if convicted. He is being held in Virginia pending a bail hearing. Singer’s lawyer Steven Briglia, could not be reached for comment.

Did I mention that he works for the NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM?

Gah.

November 7th, 2007 at 11:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

The Weekly World News reports on yet another embarrassment for Dubya:

(By Nick Jeffreys)

President Bush has lost his wallet with his driver’s license, daughters’ photos and the secret codes that launch our nuclear weapons, reveals a White House source.

“We’ve looked everywhere,” says a highly placed Secret Service official. “Mr. Bush covers a lot of ground in one day, and we’ve had our agents go over every inch of it a thousand times.

“They’ve searched the Oval Office, Air Force One, his private rooms, the White House kitchen where Mr. Bush goes to steal moon pies during the night, the lawn and all the men’s rooms he could have visited. Nothing.”

(…)

“If another country discovers the codes are missing, they can launch their missiles knowing full well we can’t retaliate,” says the official. “It’s a race against time.”

“George Bush’s mother is disgusted with her son,” says another insider. “She says since George was a little boy he was always losing his eyeglasses, his homework and now the codes to the nuclear war missiles.

“She phoned the White House and told George: ‘If you don’t find your wallet soon, I’ll fly up from Texas and find it for you. But I’m only bailing you out just this once.’

“Mr. Bush is really scrambling now. He doesn’t want his mom barging into the Oval Office and spotting it right away. She’ll say, ‘See, if it was a spider it would have bit you, George.’ “

This may actually be the only reason why we haven’t nuked Iran yet.

November 7th, 2007 at 07:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weekly World News


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