This week’s quote is from the science-fiction book I am currently reading, River Of Blue Fire, the second volume of Tad Williams’ Otherland series:
NETFEED/NEWS: Pilker Calls for New Legislative House
VO: The Reverend Daniel Pilker, leader of the fundamentalist group Kingdom Now, is suing the United States, demanding that a fourth house of legislature be formed.
PILKER: “We have a House of Representatives, an Industrial Senate. We have every kind of special interest group that there is making their voices heard. But where is the representation for God-fearing Americans? Until there is a Religious Senate as well, which can make and interpret laws specifically with God in mind, then a large part of the American people will remain disenfranchised in their own country…”
See, even in the future the religious right will wail about how powerless and oppressed they are.
And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee kittens:
This week’s quote is from the Jim Varney classic, Ernest Goes To Camp (the Ernest movies are actually much funnier than most people realize):
I can take it, Miss St. Cloud. Real men can take it, and I am a real man. A man with a hearty smile, a stout back, with grit in his teeth and nails in his knuckles. A man who has never tasted quiche… Is that your smallest needle?
And, of course, there’ll be other people’s orangutans…
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I like orangutans. They always seem so mellow and relaxed.
1 commentAugust 22nd, 2008 at 07:24amPosted by Eli
Frankly, it doesn’t surprise me in the least that the Bush administration racked up 935 lies on the way to Iraq; they lied every time they opened their vile mouths (boy, it sure would have been nice to have this 4 years ago, eh?). And it’s not just the Republican Congress that covered for them:
So what, you may well ask, ever happened to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s promised inquiry into whether the White House intentionally deceived the public in the run-up to war? That, presumably, would provide an accountability moment of sorts.
You may recall that more than two years ago, in November 2005, Democrats were so upset about Republican foot-dragging on the inquiry that they brought the Senate to a halt with a rare closed session to demand that work resume.
The Republicans, not surprisingly, continued to stall anyway. But the Democrats have controlled the Senate for more than a year now. Where is the report?
Wendy Morigi, spokeswoman for Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, told me this morning that it will be out before the end of spring.
Why the delay? Due to the “lack of comity on the committee” when Rockefeller took over the chairmanship, he decided that pushing ahead with the inquiry right away “would again create tension,” Morigi said.
Nevertheless, the committee staff has “continued to work” on the report, she said. And a hearing on the matter will be held “within the next few months.”
Uh-huh. I’ll believe that when the image of the report is seared into my hot little eyeballs. Here’s how I see it playing out:
Report encounters delays, possibly due to White House stonewalling (the hell you say!). Report release pushed back to late summer/early fall. Rockefeller then decides that it would be inappropriate to allow it to influence the imminent election (God forbid voters should ever be reminded if what dishonest criminals the Republicans are at a time when it might actually make a difference), and delays release until December/January.
It’s not like the Democrats have given me much cause for optimism.
3 commentsJanuary 23rd, 2008 at 09:15pmPosted by Eli
I wonder what’s going through Piano Kitty’s head. Is she mimicking what her human does? Does she like the sound of the piano? Or does she just like the way the keys feel? Or is it some combination of all three?