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March 30 -
Weekend special notice:
Rule #1 in Texas is .....
Never hack-off a woman who owns a
March 30 -
Rats, meet lifeboat.
departures from the White House could further complicate
life for the hard-pressed Bush administration.
the head of strategic initiatives, and political
director Sara Taylor are expected to be heading for the
White House exits soon, according to a person familiar
with the situation.
Barry Jackson, a longtime aide to
also is thought to be leaving soon. A White House
spokesman confirmed Wehner’s imminent departure, but
declined to comment on the others.
Despite the maelstrom of
controversy and complication at the White House these
days, all the departures appear to be more-or-less
routine turnover. Several of the aides have been with
the administration virtually from the outset.
Routine turnovers, my patootie. I heard they were
leaving for health reasons - sick of Bush.
March 30 -
fluffy bunny rabbits! This guy has pictures or something
White House said Friday it believes Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales can survive the uproar over the firing
of eight federal prosecutors, a day after his one-time
chief of staff undercut Gonzales' account of the
can tell you that the president has confidence in him,"
said Deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino.
"The president believes the attorney general can
overcome the challenges that are before him."
I’ve got 4 dollars perfectly good American cash money that
says he’s won’t be celebrating Cinco de Mayo as General.
Anybody want to play?
I guess with approval rating at 33% that's about as low
as they can go, even with pictures.
March 29 -
now here’s an idea. Democratic Senator Jon Tester of
posts his daily schedule on his website so his
constituents will know what he’s doing all day.
You know what’s coming, don’t you?
What would Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn’s
daily schedule look like?
– Awake to bedside photo of George W. Bush. Kiss it.
– Do hair.
– Redo hair.
– Call Kay and ask her if I can be the Senior Senator
from Texas this week. Just this week. Puuuuullleese.
Just a day, huh, maybe just for a day? Huh? Huh?
– Call Jack Abramoff and remind him that we never, ever
discussed Indian casinos – it was “Bindian placebos”
that we discussed.
– Meet with a couple of soldiers. Ask them to salute me.
Holler, “Drop! Incoming!” just for fun. Soldiers like
– Think up dirty words that rhyme with Pelosi.
– Call Rush’s radio show, tell them my name is Ted from
Vermont and say, “That Cornyn dude should be
President!” Repeat tomorrow as Ted from Wyoming.
– Learn to say, “Barbara Boxer” without giggling.
– Eat beans for lunch. Chemical warfare with the
Democrats on the Judicial Committee.
– Find my butt with both hands, a road map and a tour
guide. Kiss it.
– Meet with the Belles of Heaven Republican Women for
Truth, Justice, and Big Ole Honkin’ Hair.
– Meet with Girl Scouts. Remind them that I love their
– Ponder: if he’s not homosexual, how come his name is
– Ask someone if it’s okay for me to take a power nap
since we lost power.
– Nominate Ann Coulter for Miss Almost Texas!
– Threaten a couple of judges.
– Deny threatening judges. Claim I was misunderstood; I
was threatening pudges.
– Find an endangered species. Kill it.
– Call up people at random and ask, “Are you on
America’s side?” Report results to Karl Rove.
– Call Clarence Thomas, explain that he wasn’t one of
the judges I thought needed killin’ and ask if I can
borrow his robe for the weekend.
– Sneak up behind Ted Kennedy, tap him on the shoulder
and holler “Taxachusetts!” He hates that.
– Stare lovingly at my Senate pass. Kiss it goodbye.
March 29 -
Our friend Rich gave us a heads-up on the
Top One Hundred April Fool's jokes.
The spaghetti one is pretty good. I recall a guy
on the radio telling a story about how the macaroni crop
was bad that year because the winds didn't get heavy
enough to blow out the centers.
Thought I'd share this one with you.
One of my pitch-in jobs at the church I attend is
that I come in during the week and put together the
PowerPoint presentation of hymn lyrics that we use
during the Sunday morning service. We beam the
lyrics up on a huge screen so people don't have to
squint at little hymnals. Well, this week, when they
start the service, the first thing that's going to
come up on the screen is not the lyrics to "I Stand
Amazed," but rather the lyrics to "Drop Kick Me
Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life." I, of course,
will be far away when it happens, so others will
have to let me know how it turns out.
I just can't believe it. The BEST one was the NPR
bit in the mid-1980s. They did a story that really
had me going. It was about the US selling ARIZONA
to Canada. Seriously. They got all the big shots
to play along, including the then-Governor Bruce
Babbitt. Everybody SEEMED to be completely sincere
in saying why this was such a win-win deal for both
Until it was mentioned that Canada had always wanted
a warm-water PORT. That's when I lost it.
One of my friends at that time worked as a librarian
for NPR. Over drinks in a bar very soon after,
another member of our group suggested that I join
Rick Segel for the next year's broadcast as the "Segel
Heil Report." Giggle.
March 29 -
I never ceased to be amazed at what people will do for
For a job, Bob Barr – yes, that Bob Barr – has
decided to do a half gainer triple-axel double flip on
his feelings about the wild weed.
Barr, who as a Georgia congressman authored a successful
amendment that blocked D.C. from implementing a medical
marijuana initiative, has switched sides and become a
lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project.
Yep, this is the same Bob Barr who led the fight against
Now he’s saying that government interference is far
more evil than marijuana.
For $1.98 he’ll swear that he loves Bill Clinton.
For a crisp twenty dollar bill, he'll light-up in front of
you. You don't even wanna know what he'll do for
fifty. Okay, so maybe you do. It involves a
satellite dish, strawberry jelly, a Barry Manilow eight
track tape and Mrs. Fred Thompson.
March 28 -
Alfredo sends Tom DeLay a heads-up. Yo, dude,
sell some more books.
It seems that Tom DeLay may owe the IRS some major back
taxes. He took Christine on several of his
"fact-finding" missions with Jack Abramoff, and now ....
Lawmakers and staff who
like to take spouses and children on “fact-finding”
missions received some bad news Tuesday.
IRS Commissioner Mark Everson told a gathering at the
National Press Club that politicians are held to “the
same standards” as other Americans. He was responding to
a question as to whether lawmakers could take family
members with them on free trips without reporting that
to the IRS.
“We do hold politicians and others to the same standards
of the law,” Everson said. “We do hold all Americans to
the same standards as to what is income and what is
Can you even imagine the shock at the DeLay household when
they are informed that they shall be treated like other
I give them two weeks before Christine has him out selling
those books door to door with a little cart, and a change
I tell ya, I'm still waiting for the $1.99 table at the
March 28 -
Wooo, woooo. Democratic news. They are
lining up to run against John Cornyn! Kudos to
Bob Dunn for the news.
Of course, I think
Rick Noriega is
all that, and his wife
all that and a bag a chips. He'd be almost
impossible to beat in Texas.
Morrison's site to draft Rick is getting great
Your guess is as good as mine for who the Fort Bend
connection candidate would be, because Noriega has a Fort
Bend connection, too -- his in-laws, Melissa's parents,
March 28 -
know, life without James Dobson around wouldn’t be near as
passing judgment on people’s Christianity, again.
He’s not all that wild about Republicans Presidential
contender/actor Fred Thompson.
on the Family founder James Dobson appeared to throw
cold water on a possible presidential bid by former Sen.
Fred Thompson while praising former House Speaker Newt
Gingrich, who is also weighing a presidential run, in a
phone interview Tuesday.
"Everyone knows he's conservative and has come out
strongly for the things that the pro-family movement
stands for," Dobson said of Thompson. "[But] I don't
think he's a Christian; at least that's my impression,"
Dobson added ...
Deb sent me this picture of Thompson and his lovely
wife, Jeri, who is adorably 25 years younger than he is.
I'm sure they met at Bible study or at least wherever Newt
and second wife met. Or was it his third? I
get them all confused.
Now see, she looks like she'd fit right in over at our
local Belles of Heaven Republican Women's Club.
And, no, I do not know where her pole is.
Hey, Suze - got a good look at the pic of Fred
Thompson and his wife that you posted yesterday.
Certainly there was plenty of material for a good
look. There are laws against that dress she's almost
wearing in some states - I'd wager Texas and
Kentucky are among them.
And he proposes that she be our First Lady?
Ya know, quite a few of the Republican preznit
candidates have trophy wives - have you seen Mrs.
Giuliani or Mrs. McCain? Only boring old Mitt Romney
has a wife that's age-appropriate for him, but then,
who cares, right?
One last thing - you said ol' Fred's wife is 25
years younger than him. I saw somewhere yesterday
that he's 64, which would make her 39.
If that girl's a day over 30, it would surprise me
almost as much as ol' Fred actually winning the
March 28 - Under the
category of "You can say that again, Brother!"
Tom DeLay's latest ghost-written article for Townhall
is entitled ....
Scooter Libby is no Bill
Hell, Tom, Scooter ain't even no Hillary Clinton, but I
don't think we mean it in the same way.
Tom argues that Scooter lied under oath, sure, but it
was about something that isn't important. Like, you
know, outing a CIA agent who, I'm sure Tom would argue,
had hooters so she couldn't be like, you know, a real CIA
agent. She was a girl, for pete's sake.
Bill Clinton, on the other hand, lied about something
very important. Hoochy Koochy.
Have you ever tried to count the stars in the sky on a
clear night? That's how many times Tom DeLay has
lied about Hoochy Koochy.
Tom DeLay is having a full-fledged nervous breakdown
and he wants us to watch. Trust me on this, it's
gonna get worse. He's gonna keep saying really
insane stuff. It's so much fun!
Thanks to Patrick for the heads-up on this one.
March 28 -
so Faux Jesus Folks have another poster child.
Alberto Gonzales’ lawyer will
take the Fifth Amendment at the Senate hearing.
According to AP and Bloomberg News, Monica Goodling, a
counsel to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who
helped coordinate the dismissals, will invoke her
constitutional right not to answer questions.
There’s nothing odd about a lawyer exercising her
constitutional rights. I strongly support the
Constitution, even for writ twits.
But, what is odd is that
Goodling is just doing what Jesus would do?
Goodling, 33, is a 1995 graduate Messiah College in
Grantham, Pa., an institution that describes itself as
"committed to embracing an evangelical spirit."
She received her law
degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.
Regent, founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson,
says its mission is "to produce Christian leaders who
will make a difference, who will change the world."
you’re going to make a difference and change the world,
you probably need to speak up.
Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him,
but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him,
lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they
loved the praise of men more than the praise of God
March 27 -
Olbermann talks about a treasure in Tom DeLay's book.
I just love You Tube!
It's a real shame that Tom's book hasn't made even the
Top Thirty best seller list. I haven't bought one
yet because I'm waiting until next week when it goes on
sale for $1.99.
March 27 - On
an exceedingly rare serious note, if you haven't read
Nora Ephron on Katie Couric, you've missed some
Shame on you, Katie.
With cancer hitting headlines lately, here's a
Relay for Life in Fort Bend County
in PDF format. Please print it out, write a small check,
and mail it to have a luminaria dedicated to someone who
died of cancer or is living with cancer. If you live
out of town, please let me know you've donated and I will
go take a picture of your luminaria and email it to you.
Twenty bucks isn't a lot of money to do something this
It's a beautiful event. Your luninaria will stay
lit all night as teams take turns walking the pathway
March 26 -
Congressman Nick Lampson in your prayers.
U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson
underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery on Sunday to
treat blockages of the arteries on the surface of his
heart, Lampson’s office revealed late Monday morning.
Doctors said the surgery
went well and that Lampson, D-Stafford, will make a full
recovery, according to a statement from the
March 26 - I guess
we can be relieved that
Nadine Craddick didn't put in the brass toilet.
To be honest, I thought Nadine was more the faux finish
and lotsa gold leaf type.
Justifying raising one million dollars to redo her
house at the Capitol while Texas children were cut from
state health insurance, Nadine said ...
"History is so important. We have to understand where we
came from to know where we're going."
Nadine's a damn philosopher, ain't she?
It's the House that Lobbyists Built, Nadine, so get off
your high horse.
But, Nadine, don't get too comfortable in your new digs
because in two years,
Senfronia Thompson is gonna be living in that house.
And I'm a friend of Senfronia's so I'll get an invite
to dinner or something. I'm moving that tv, Nadine.
And that mirror is trashy, too. And that rug....
March 26 -
so you need more proof that it’s all about money? The
American Conservative Union, which hates everything Tom
DeLay believes in,
gave him a position on their board simply because he
can raise money.
One million dollars. An amount, I suspect, that he
learned from Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace.
However, four board members resigned
The Houston Chronicle adds some details I thought
you’d like ----
said DeLay had proposed an effort under which he'd raise
$1 million for a grassroots lobbying effort, which DeLay
would then run. But that idea was shelved when Keene and
DeLay failed to agree on some of the details of how it
would operate, Keene said.
Yeah, like Keene wanted to use it for conservative causes
and DeLay wanted to use it for golf and cigars.
Wouldn’t you have loved to be a fly on the wall for
March 25 -
March 24 - On
the other hand, maybe Tom DeLay
will take a trip to the pokey.
The Washington Post has some inside sources that say
it's a good thing Tom got his book out so fast that even
he didn't have time to read it because the Convicted
Felon Bargain Table over at Bookstop got discontinued
after O.J. got found not guilty.
The Griles plea
comes at a time when the Justice Department is
being criticized by congressional Democrats who
have alleged that the Bush administration fired
several U.S. attorneys because they pursued
corruption investigations of Republicans or did
not swiftly bring charges against Democrats.
Several of the more than 40 career
law-enforcement officials working on the
Abramoff task force said there is a vigorous,
ongoing investigation of current and former
Republican members of Congress.
Among those who have
been convicted or pleaded guilty in the scandal
besides Abramoff are former Congressman Bob Ney,
R-Ohio; David Safavian, former deputy director
of the White House Office of Management and
Budget; and several former congressional aides
who had become lobbyists, including two who once
worked for Tom DeLay, R-Texas, when he was House
majority leader. DeLay resigned from Congress
last year and is a figure in the continuing
probe, sources familiar with the investigation
The above bolding is mine. I might start
highlighting the good parts. It's just another
free friendly customer service we offer here.
Okay, so now we get the deal with the words, "vigorous,
ongoing investigation of current and former Republican
members of Congress." Members. With
an S. Oh be still my heart.
Anybody want to offer-up names? Or how 'bout
Names We Hope To See?
As much as I'd like to see Denny Hastert, I
would love to see Joe Barton go down. Do you
think he would sit at his trial with a newspaper
in front of his face like he did when Al Gore
addressed the house?
Sam in Pearland
March 23 -
Matt Angle over at the
Project has an interesting take on why Tom DeLay
isn't sitting in stinkin' jail. Matt's a smart guy
and has been following this stuff closely.
Is DOJ Shielding DeLay?
As Tom DeLay resurfaces, Republican Public Integrity
Chief may be stalling investigation
Almost two years ago, the
Lone Star Project helped break the story of how partisan
political appointees within the Voting Rights Section of
the Justice Department overruled professional voting
rights experts to approve Tom DeLay's Texas
redistricting scheme. Under George W. Bush, partisan
bureaucrats and political operatives have been
systematically embedded within federal agencies to do
the Republican Party’s political bidding.
Go read it.
It's important. I would not send you on a fool's
errand and neither would Matt Angle.
March 22 -
Do you think
Abramoff may be ratting-out Tom DeLay?
Reduced sentence in works for Abramoff
'Some of the information provided by the defendant to
the government within one year of the [March 29, 2006,
SunCruz] sentencing did not become useful to the
government until recently because it concerns the
investigation of others outside the Southern District of
Florida,'' prosecutor Paul Schwartz wrote in his filing.
I have some very cynical friends who suspect that
Tom’s recent shouts-outs are well-planned, just like all
his other political moves. Tom knows a federal indictment
is coming. He’s doing all this crazzzy-man talking about
his own political party so he can claim, “See, they just
want to shut me up,” when the indictment does come down.
I am not that cynical …. yet. I think he’s just
addicted to teevee cameras. However, I am likely to
change my mind about that if he keeps it up. Tom is a
conniving son of a motherless goat.
Did you see Tomboy on Hardball
Tuesday? Chris quoted from Tom's
book and Tom claimed he didn't write
that even though Chris handed him
the book. Then Tom said he didn't
have his glasses. I am being
serious now..I don't think Tom can
read or not read well. Remember
when he said he didn't write his own
blog because he didn't write well..I
think he is trying to hide this and
you are the only who can ferret out
this info. When he was on Hardball
he looked like a deer in the
headlights when Chris handed him
that book. I've seen kids who can't
read and they look like that too.
A friend of mine was teaching an old
guy how to read and I saw that look
on him also. He could have gone all
that time with someone else reading
things to him, that could be why he
screwed up the facts. Think about
it..investigate. You can do it.
March 22 - Tom DeLay
has more excuses than the Lamar High School attendance
You just gotta see this You Tube. This is so
typical of Tom. Watch him say, "Who ya gonna
believe? Me or your lying eyes?"
And from our friends at
Fire Dog Lake ---
March 22 - Oh
times have changed ....
House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in Nashville that the
personal lives of White House hopefuls shouldn't become
an issue in the 2008 campaign.
It seems that Newt's pants fit a little loose in the
family values area.
March 21 -
maybe I did too many drugs in the 60’s or something, but
I’m having flashbacks.
I was listening to the radio the other night and
heard that Fred Fielding is Bush’s writ twit. Fred
Fielding? Nah, it couldn’t be. Not
Fred Fielding of Watergate fame. Nooooo…. Yesssss………
served as Associate Counsel for President Richard Nixon
from 1970 to 1972.
So, I’m feeling kinda shaky, thinking maybe I accidentally
took acid and didn’t know it but now I’m having
when this comes up from Josh Marshall ----
emails released by the Justice Department seem to have a
gap between November 15th and December 4th of last year.
18 days. Creepy.
Rosemary Woods, 18 minutes.
Then, I was talking to Momma yesterday and she said
that Bush had better get us out of Viet Nam before we lose
everything and don’t have enough of a military to protect
this country. I replied with a shaky voice, “Momma, you
said Viet Nam.” She said, “I did, didn’t I?”
Yep – it feels like déjŕ vu all over again.
March 21 -
Spread the word -
keep another Tom DeLay from happening.
Only you can prevent Congressvarmints.
March 21 - Okay,
here's the deal. We're all going to start rooting
for Tom DeLay because he's causing far more trouble for
them than he is for us.
Roll Call (subscription only) did a story today
entitled "DeLay Prompts Revolt at ACU: Conservative Group
I don't know any liberals who can
a conservative group, so Go, Tom, Go! (By the way, the
headline writer must have look up that particular
definition because it's so cool in this case.)
“He carried the water for
some of the biggest government expansions in the history
of the republic,” said Marc Rotterman, a North Carolina
political strategist who quit the board after DeLay was
nominated. “We looked at Tom DeLay to stop those kinds
of bills, not to promote them. He was complicit.”
You just gotta love Roll Call - get yourself a
I promise to proofread this before sending. That
last one was nearly as incoherent as Tomclown
himself who appears to have taken to referring to
himself in the third person. Consider this excerpt
of an excerpt that I found
right here. Mr. jurassicpork is not the most
delicate individual. Read his blog with caution
because you never know whether you're going to laugh
or cry or fall into the depths of despair. This one
way more to be laughing.
"If you want the definition of insane, read the
last page of Sunday’s Meet the Press transcript.
On MTP with Tim Russert was Tom DeLay, Richard
Perle and Rep. Joe Sestak, among others. DeLay…
OK, I’m stumped here as to why Tim Russert had
even let this malignant little freak onto the
sound stage, to begin with. Former Rep. Andrews, I
could understand. But Tom DeLay, a guy who flew a
Big Tobacco corporate jet to his own arraignment
and spent every waking moment dedicated not to
serving his country but to enriching himself and
ensuring Republican, one party supremacy, is
simply about as relevant as the lint in my navel.
This is a priceless lesson in patriotism from Tom
'Well, I--it, it is my opinion that when you
go to war, we ought to all come together. You can
debate going to war, that's a legitimate debate.
But once you have our soldiers and our, our young
people dying on the battlefield, we should come
together, and we shouldn't have what we had
yesterday on the Mall of, of, of--in Washington,
D.C. When the--those are not, in my mind--my
opinion, patriots that are talking about
impeaching the commander in chief, that are--that
are--work as, as Tom's group works....'
Now, even if any one of those sentences could be
interpreted as semi-coherent by the most doting,
supportive and forgiving of rhetoric and English
professors, none of them would still make any
sense. Because the import of what DeLay had said
was not in what he said but in what he’s ignoring.
It’s unpatriotic to criticize the president
because he lied us into an illegal and totally
unnecessary war. It’s wrong to advance a timetable
for withdrawal because it emboldens the enemy
because our military isn’t funded well enough or
manned well enough or competent enough to finish a
job by a specific deadline."
Did you catch that part about "as Tom's group
works"? He must be starting to dissociate himself
Don in PA where the snow is melting.
March 21 -
now it’s personal. Tom DeLay is now lying about me.
In today’s Houston Chronicle,
Craig Hines quotes extensively from Tom DeLay’s book
so you don’t have to go buy it.
But the part that caused Bubba to spit cornflakes
across the breakfast room floor and holler, “Susan, bring
the Bible in here right now and hold it over this
newspaper before something gawdawful happens,” is this ---
leads up to DeLay describing how, in his Austin heyday
he acquired the nickname "Hot Tub Tom," which he says
was coined by Beverly Carter of the Fort Bend Star, and
how he deserved it. "I slept with women I wasn't married
Bev Carter most certainly did not coin that phrase. She
did, however, pay my salary to coin that phrase and, to
her everlasting credit, she did allow me to print it in
her newspaper. I coined it. Well, see, that’s not true
either. Bubba coined it. Here’s how it happened.
A former State Representative, who shall remain
nameless, told me stories about Tom’s behavior in Austin,
including Macho Manor Apartments, the Capitol Club, that
little post office employee, hot tubs, and other stuff you
can’t put on a family website.
I came home and told Bubba all about it. Bubba was
enjoying the stories of self-righteous Tom and when I got
to the hot tub part, he shouted out …. you guessed it ….
Bitchin’ Betty and the Sequined Backhoes!
No, I’m just kidding. Bitchin’ Betty and the
Backhoes are my creation, but Bubba coined Hot Tub Tom
right there on the spot. I have witnesses.
I printed it in Bev’s newspaper. Tom pitched a fit,
denying it all. For 15 years he went around here telling
people that I was just making stuff up about him. He was
righteous, pure, but maybe – just maybe – he drank just a
tiny tad too much, just a tee wennie little bit mind you,
but that was all. He told everyone that I was the biggest
liar east of San Francisco.
I begged him to sue me. Now we know why he didn’t.
Okay, so I was lucky enough to live long enough to
see him finally admit that he truly was Hot Tub Tom and
deserved that nickname. But, the lying son of a
motherless goat wouldn’t even give me credit for it. Damn,
I feel like Moses. I saw the Promised Land but didn’t get
That’s why he’s still a twit in my book.
Hey Tom, what about Sweetwater Joann? We're
gonna do this again, son.
If anybody’s interested, here’s some of the things I wrote
but it only goes back to 1998.
not open the Chronicle this morning!
Leave it in the
little plastic bag.
Too late - you
Must be a slow
news day. I did NOT appreciate a huge front page
picture and article about that scumbag and his
lousy piece of fiction. Almost choked on my
coffee. Christine probably did, too. Okay, so the
loser wrote a book. Put in in a little column on
the lower left, or better yet, bury it in the
Sunday book section that can be easily ignored.
PS Loved the
March 20 -
Oh dear, somebody's
getting a little testy.
Besides his considerable
security contingent, the chief executive was accompanied
by Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and Press Secretary
A reporter approached
Rove to ask him what he thought of rumors that former
Missouri Sen. Jack Danforth could replace embattled
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. “How about you go
over there and do your job,” Rove replied, pointed back
to the media pool.
Let me get this straight: Meier and Rove are willing
to "inform" the Congress as long as informing doesn't
involve the truth.
Why do these people have such a hard time with swearing
the tell the truth? It's simple - people all over
America do it in courthouses everyday.
Remember when Republicans believed in oaths and telling
the truth and partisan politics? I do.
March 20 - A
couple more smart questions like that and
Meredith can get a job here.
Vieria : You say to
fight, but the name of your book is " No retreat, No
Surrender," but didn't you give up your battle?
Delay: No…(timidly) I
just changed arenas..hahahaha
Vieria: But in essence
you did, You stepped aside.
Delay: Well, in politics
you gotta make certain decisions for personal reasons…
Personal reasons? Like you're fixing to be outted as
a crook and a liar? Yep, that would be personal.
March 20 -
Alfredo says it happened.
Hell froze over.
He agrees with Tom DeLay.
Former House Republican
Leader Tom DeLay had said earlier Tuesday that the
scandal "is just a taste of what's going to be like for
the next two years."
March 20 -
Apparently, Tom DeLay’s vicious personal attacks of Newt
Gingrich isn’t staying on for the full nine seconds with
The Dallas Morning News did a survey of Texas
Republican insiders – the GOP State Executive Committee –
and found that they like Newt.
None of the GOP presidential front-runners has generated much
support among Republican Party loyalists in Texas, whose
early favorite to head the ticket in 2008 hasn't even
announced – Newt Gingrich.
mostly, they don’t like any of the field.
Hey Guys, I hear
there’s another Bush looking for his place in the
Tom, Tom, the
Stole some pork, and away did run!
The pork was neat,
But Tom was beat,
And went off crying
Down the street.
Poor Tomboy..he's bored and
has a lot of time on his hands..he better get
used to it once he arrives in the slammer.
March 20 - The
Commissioner Tom Stavinoha Memorial Landfill has
progressed another step forward.
Although citizens are fighting it, it's like trying a
turn a pair of boots back into an alligator - especially
when your county commissioner sees dollar signs.
Gather 'round and
figure this ----
Without being able to
expand the facility from its current 302-acre “waste
footprint,” where refuse is permitted to be piled up to
58 feet high, the landfill will be full in 13 years.
Increasing the footprint to 784 acres, and the allowable
height to 170 feet, would extend the life of the
landfill for 40 years.
Okay, picture a 170 foot tall landfill that covers almost
800 acres. They're building a damn mountain range of
Stavinoha better plan another trip to Hawaii this
summer just in case the wond shifts.
March 20 - And
the email just keeps on coming ---
I know you run a family-oriented site so talking
about a book with the title like "The No Asshole
Rule" could be pushing the envelope. But when I
the Google test as described here, Our favorite
ex-Congressclown only got 309,000 hits which puts
him way ahead of Terrell Owens but not only about
half of what Paris Hilton gets. But he's way ahead
of Newt who polls less than 80,000.
But the fact remains that Tom meets just about all
the criteria and the fact that his staff could put
up with him but couldn't take Ms. Shelley Belle who
only gets 132.
That is one cool book.
March 19 -
Email from Patrick:
Is he about to be
indicted and rallying support/sympathy or is he
trying to push his new book?
"There is something
else happening today, though, that must come to an
end if this country is going to have serious
leaders at its helm. Today it is not enough to
defeat a man politically. It is not even enough to
vilify him publicly. You have to carpet bomb his
life. You have to make sure that he leaves office
disgraced, bankrupt, and heading for jail. You
have to ruin him in every way, and then dance on
"What I did not expect was a concerted effort to
destroy me legally, financially, and personally. I
have now spent millions of dollars in lawyers'
fees to answer the lies of the left. I have taken
hours away from doing the nation's business to
work through the laborious process of responding
to legal charges that my liberal opponents knew
were untrue and frivolous when they first filed
And you know who's
fault it is right?
"But the liberals
could not win on the floor or at the ballot box,
so they tried to win by hurting us personally.
Like good communists, when they cannot defeat
their enemies politically they seek to destroy
them personally, and this is what they did to us."
Communist. That's so nifty. It's been 20 years
since someone called me a Commie. But it has a good
ring to it and Lord knows I've missed it.
Okay, so we're out to destroy Tom because we're
Commies. Got that, but what's Tom for trying to
destroy Newt? Good-Fascist-in-Training?
And what is Tom for devoting 8 years of his life trying
to destroy Bill Clinton personally? Uh, Dork?
Nerd?Twit? Nincompoop? Hey, I'm running out of
So, Patrick, in answer to your question, "... is he
rallying sympathy or trying to push his new book?" ... my
answer is this story:
A friend of mine flew home from DeeCee last Friday and
Tom DeLay was on the plane. Only this time instead
of flying first class, Tom DeLay was flying third class.
Third class. No corporate jet of his own, no free
wine - third class.
Tom DeLay is trying to "be somebody," Patrick, but if
that fails, he'll settle for lots of money. After
all, there are no third class golf courses.
Sometimes I feel sorry for him, but not much and not
usual the sphincter of all sphincters (little Tommy
DeLay) can dish it out but can't take it. One must
remember one of the biggest reasons he was called
the 'Hammer'--it was the dirt he would collect on
others , especially Republicans, and then use it to
make sure they voted his way. What a spoiled little
boy who never grew up. He's a sick sociopath who
should be behind bars.
What Tom D. and his ilk never understood is that
representing the public is a PRIVILEGE. It is NOT a
way to make yourself more important, or to enrich
yourself. This is a lesson lost on most of this new
generation of Rethugs.
He laid waste to as many Democrats as he possibly
could and now he's crying "Unfair." I'll pay the
least little attention to him when he publicly
apologizes for his innumerable sins against those
who other Americans elected to represent them.
Starting, but not ending, with Bill Clinton.
Until he understands that, I won't be listening.
Oh, Lordy! I heard
some of Delay's interview on NPR this morning,
talking about his daddy being an alcoholic and not
being part of little Tom's life early on, and how
his mama was an enabler, and how it all forced
him to make it on his own at an early age, and
that he's a better person for it all since he got
"born again." And here I always
thought "conservatives" and/or Republicans didn't
air their dirty laundry in public...
Imagine, Tom on NPR.
Now we know how "low" he'll go to promote himself
and his tell-all book! Wonder how many times he
voted to cut funding for public radio?
DeLay's book went on
sale in D.C. today. Its on the new releases
table at Barnes & Noble - at 30% off the list
Remainder bin here
March 18 -
Tom DeLay has scheduled a book signing in Sugar Land on
march 27th. I've already making sign to take!
The Washington Post gets a "No shoot, Sherlock"
quote from DeLay.
who is trying through his book and a Web site to become
an influential conservative voice outside Congress, does
admit to a dark side. “We are all flawed,” he writes in
the book. “And my flaw is that I can sometimes be
aggressive, even mean.”
Hey Miss Susan -
I could stomach only
so much of TD on MTP yesterday, but while I was
watching, I believe I noticed that he wasn't
wearing a wedding ring. I'm not sure about this,
cause he was waving his hands around so much
to distract listeners from all the "uhs" and
"ums" he articulates so well.
Anyway, if he wasn't
wearing a ring, do you suppose it's because he and
the missus don't "officially" live in the same
March 18 - Our
friend Dave passes this along ---
New Republican slogan:
'Prosecutors will be violated.'
March 18 -
Yeah, yeah, Tom DeLay was on Meet the Press.
Yeah, yeah, he’s still bitter, divisive, mean, and a
Yeah, yeah, he said we can't retreat and surrender
and Iraq, but that's exactly what he did in District 22.
Yeah, yeah, he wants your child to fight in Iraq, but
Yeah, yeah, he should be in stinkin’ jail.
But, look at it this way – it was Sunday morning and
he wasn’t in church. Maybe they finally kicked him out.
March 18 - Oh
great, now they're trying to
kill our pets.
Am I the only person who thinks
all this bad food is just a little weird?
A major manufacturer of
dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger
and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of
wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and
Oh, just wait until they find out that I have a dog named
March 17 -
Okay, so I'm listening to the radio late last night and up
this little bit of news. I thought I was hearing
things until Deb sent it to me on the Internet machine.
Members of extremist groups have
signed up as school bus drivers in the United States,
counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary
bulletin to police. An FBI spokesman said "parents and
children have nothing to fear."
Asked about the alert notice, the
FBI's Rich Kolko said "there are no threats, no plots
and no history leading us to believe there is any reason
for concern," although law enforcement agencies around
the country were asked to watch out for kids' safety.
Nothing to fear? I dunno, in my version of the
English language, a warning is generally to steer you away
from something harmful. I mean, rarely do you see a
sign with "Warning! A birthday party!" Or, "Warning!
You just won the lottery!"
And why would you send the bulletin to the police?
Why wouldn't you send it to .... oh, I dunno ... the
people who freekin' hire school bus drivers maybe?
Let me guess: This warning was sent out by a a
I'm tellin' ya - we gotta get rid of these guys.
They're tinkering with our minds now.
March 16 -
Democratic State Representative Dora Olivo has developed a
bad case of what my grandmother used to call “titched in
As if we don’t have other pressing needs in this
legislative district, Olivo has gone and authored – not
sponsored, not supported –
but authored, dammit, the anti-stem cell research bill
in the Texas House.
We have three state representatives from Fort Bend
County. You’d think at least one of them would support
stem cell research. But, no, the only Democratic voice we
have in Austin is leading the way, arming the troops, and
yelling the loudest to kill stem cell research in Texas.
If Dora Olivo feels it is her duty to shove her
personal religious beliefs down my throat, then I suggest
that she needs to join either the Republican Party or the
Taliban. Her choice.
She is the only Democrat with her name on that bill.
She can take a number and stand in line behind
Charlie Howard to kiss my big blue butt.
March 16 -
Okay, so I’m not saying that the Fort Bend County
delegation to Austin is worthless as last year’s lottery
ticket, but …… well, now wait. I think that’s exactly
what I’m saying.
State Rep. Charlie Howard, who acts like he’s Jesus’
official translator to us common sinners, has introduced
another religion-in-school bill.
Okay, here’s the deal. I’ll be for religion in school
when they start teaching algebra in church.
The schools have enough to do without fretting over
Charlie’s religious practices.
To make matters even more hypocritical, Charlie
homeschooled all his kids, but wants to tell us how to do
things in the real world.
March 16 - Oh
this is cute.
Tom DeLay blames a vast right-wing conspiracy for his
Gingrich is not the only erstwhile political ally to
feel DeLay's wrath. In "No Retreat, No Surrender: One
American's Fight," DeLay is even more critical of his
predecessor as majority leader, Dick Armey, and assails
George W. Bush as being more compassionate than
conservative. Even the man DeLay handpicked to succeed
Gingrich as speaker, J. Dennis Hastert, is accused along
with Gingrich and Armey of opening the door to the
Democratic purge of DeLay.
Now we know why Newt admitted the affair. He knew DeLay
was about to do it for him.
What a vicious little witch DeLay turned out to be!
March 15 -
Okay guys, when you're real bored, go on over to
amazon dot com , scroll down, and read the "tags" that
customers have put on Tom DeLay's new book.
March 15 -
Hooters. There’s just got to be a country/western song
Roll Call (subscription only) has a story that can’t
help but catch your eye. It was about how come
politicians hide the donors to certain PACs.
Last June, a political
action committee called the Freedom, Security,
Prosperity PAC formed and started collecting checks from
fund was not identified with any federal candidate, but
there were some clues as to who might be behind it: The
majority of donors were executives at Hooters, the
suggestively named chain of restaurants known for its
busty wait staff in short shorts and tight tops.
If there’s not already a country song about Hiding
Hooters’ Donors, we’re gonna have to buckle down and write
March 15 -
Politico reviews Tom DeLay's new book, and quotes from
the forward ....
Rush Limbaugh says it is
"sad" that "in the end there were very few people
willing to stand up for DeLay and try to refute some of
these baseless charges that were bandied around about
him." Then Sean Hannity weighs in to say he thinks the
country would "would be better off if all 435 members of
the House were just like Tom Delay – "relentless in
defense of traditional values" and "savvy about
Sorry, Sean, but there's not enough golf balls, cigars,
hussies and kickbacks in the entire world for all 435
members of Congress to be just like Tom.
And there was one small hint about why DeLay was never
able to keep staff around very long ....
His practical advice for
new members of Congress includes "involve your wife in
all hiring," which he certainly did, so that the staff
knows she outranks them.
Yeah, but Christine thinks she outranks God.
March 15 - Tom
DeLay is returning to the scene of the crime! He's
having a book signing in DeeCee. It's at the Capitol
Hill Club, and I wonder if Jack Abramoff is coming?
By the way, it's nice to know that Dani DeLay Fero
still has a job.
You know the drill, click the little one to get the big
And you, too, can RSVP
you say we all RSVP to Tom’s book-a-palooza so he
thinks all his friends from the TX-022 are comin’
to DEE CEE to see him and contribute to his
defense funds. Then Dani can figure out how many
cookies to order and earn her salary.
March 14 -
Our friend David pointed us
to an article linking Tom DeLay / Jack Abramoff / Bush /
and the US Attorney firings.
A US grand jury in Guam
opened an investigation of controversial lobbyist Jack
Abramoff more than two years ago, but President Bush
removed the supervising federal prosecutor, and the
probe ended soon after.
undisclosed Guam inquiry is separate from a federal
grand jury in the District of Columbia that is
investigating allegations that Abramoff bilked Indian
tribes out of millions of dollars.
Bush is beginning to make Nixon look like a piker.
March 14 -
This couldn't be good.
All sleeping pills,
including the blockbusters Ambien and Lunesta, may
sometimes cause a bizarre but dangerous side effect --
sleep-driving, the Food and Drug Administration warned
I think they can also cause sleep-legislating, which would
explain State Rep.
March 14 -
John Cornyn is an idiot. He's talking about how
US Attorneys became political pawns.
troubling. This has not been handled well,” said John
Cornyn, R-Texas. “But in Texas we believe in having a
fair trial and then the hanging.”
"Not well handled" is the new GOP catch-phrase meaning:
not kept secret enough.
Thanks to Deb for the heads-up on Cornyn talking
March 14 -
Roll Call (subscription only) has a nifty article
today outlining the PBS&J political scandal. Look, I
know it's not as sexy as Newt's making his girlfriends do
everything Monica did, but it is kinda sexy in that we all
But, prosecutors allege,
at the same time they were climbing the corporate
ladder, the duo concocted an elaborate plan to funnel
illegal corporate money to state, local and federal
officials. In March 1990, prosecutors claim Dye and
Wickett opened a bank account in the name of the
company, but within months had the company’s name
scrubbed from the account’s checks.
And it's kinda sexy in that every politician they touches
(including our own) became hookers.
March 14 -
Rare personal note: I finally have a daughter. She's a
March 13 -
Oh yeah, why didn't WE think of that?
The government has new
rules for preventing food poisoning in fresh-cut
produce, but companies don't have to follow them.
vegetable-related outbreaks of food poisoning are on the
rise and in recent months have struck in spinach,
tomatoes, lettuce and cantaloupes.
In the new, voluntary
rules, announced Monday by the Food and Drug
Administration, fruit and vegetable processors are urged
to adopt food safety plans similar to those in the meat
make it voluntary. That's a great idea.
We have got to get rid of these guys before they kill
us all. I'm serious. They're trying hard as
March 13 -
Okay, here’s what you do – you scamper on down to the
election filing office of your city, county, school board,
or state and see who PBS&J PAC has given “campaign
If it’s from that PBS&J PAC, the Florida authorities
have determined that they are illegal contributions. The
formerly happy recipients must
either return them or give them to the United States
charges, filed last week, follow a $36.6 million
embezzlement at the company that lasted about a dozen
years. Three ex-employees pleaded guilty last fall and
are awaiting sentencing.
of the three, former manager Maria M. Garcia first
alerted authorities to the alleged campaign-contribution
scheme. Her Fort Lauderdale attorney, Benson Weintraub,
said his client also filed a complaint with the Federal
FEC spokesman declined to comment. But FEC regulations
state a recipient of illegal campaign contributions may
return the money or give it to the U.S. Treasury.
You think the Branch Davidian compound was something,
huh? Just wait until the Feds come to get Andy’s
kickbacks. Andy thinks kickbacks are his entitlement.
March 13 - The
frightening part of democracy is that
one of these two guys has to win.
Gary Gates – who won a
settlement from Lamar Consolidated School District after
the district took action that resulted in the seizure of
Gates’ children – has filed to run for the district’s
board of trustees.
Also in the race is
Richard McCarter, who owns a technology consulting firm,
a real estate development company and is treasurer of
the Fort Bend County Republican Party.
I know for a fact that the little schoolchildren of LCISD
have done nothing to deserve either one of these guys.
March 13 -
does a slam-dunk.
March 13 -
Thanks to David for telling us about
the coolest site
ever for political junkies.
Thanks to OpenCongress Dot Org, we can follow every
bill and and keep check on our Congressvarmints.
March 12 -
couple of the County Commissioner Boys are probably close
to sweating bullets about now what with a bull’s-eye
painted on their butts with PBS&J in the center.
Here’s two pages from the indictment of PBS&J bigwig
in PDF format. It includes the Texas connection.
You know, when you stand around with your hand out
like our Commish Boys do all the damn time, somebody’s
gonna drop a load of poop in it sooner or …. even sooner
One of the
PBS&J indicted guys rolled.
to a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office,
Wickett and Dye had PBS&J employees claim false mileage
expenses as a way of reimbursing them for contributions.
The two also used employee bonuses to fund campaign
contributions, prosecutors allege.
addition, the U.S. Attorney's Office says the pair created
a PBS&J bank account without the company's name or address
to conceal the use of corporate funds to donate to
Yep – a paw full of poop.
March 12 -
And speaking of Tom DeLay, someone else has learned of his
credibility as a source.
I mean, if you’re gonna lie to someone and make them
look like a fool, maybe you should try to do it to someone
on the other side. Tom did it to John Fund, that
smug little conservative twit from the Wall Street Journal.
“He [DeLay] told me [Fund] he is about to sign on with
CNN as a commentator. "I may be their only conservative
on air, but someone has to do it.”
Tom DeLay will lie about what he’s wearing when he’s
standing in front of you. Less than 24 hours later, CNN
rather stoutly denied.
Said a CNN spokeswoman via email: "CNN is NOT hiring Tom
Rats! I was hoping for The Most Trusted Name in Hot Tubs!
But NO, that's not all. Don't stop there!
add speculation that he’s a finalist for the Nobel Biggest
Damn Hypocrite Prize,
Tom says Scooter Libby deserves a pardon.
celebrated case of Mr. Lewis Libby, the prosecution
pulled out one of its oldest and most shop-worn tricks.
That is: setting up multiple perjury and obstruction of
justice traps into which government officials, placed
under extraordinary investigatory pressure, might fall.
However, when it was Bill Clinton who lied, Tom was quoted
in The Washington Post on October 9, 1998 ….
is above the law, and no man is below the law. That's
the principle that we all hold very dear in this
country," DeLay said. "The president has many
responsibilities and many privileges. His chief
responsibility is to uphold the laws of this land. He
does not have the privilege to break the law."
I think it's interesting that the comment section at
Tom's website are not all that adoring, especially
since you have to pay $52 and be approved to post. .
As Ben Sargent, a wise political observer indeed, said
back in 2005 ----
March 12 -
something about being around Tom DeLay that seems to breed
the need to hire writ twits. Mike Scanlon, DeLay’s former
aide, confidant, and golfing buddy, is
back in the news and he’s courthouse bound.
awaits sentencing for his role in the Jack Abramoff
scandal, Michael Scanlon is fighting another court
battle -- on the home front.
filed in Montgomery County last fall, the former Tom
DeLay staffer-turned-mega-lobbyist is suing his
ex-wife for $2 million plus all the money in their son's
educational trust, claiming she and her new husband spent
funds meant for the 8-year-old boy.
Hey, at least coming to court gets him out of the
jailhouse for a few hours! And, entertaining themselves
is what being a friend of Tom DeLay’s is all about.
March 9 -
a proposal. It’s modest.
Texas has long been an ATM Machine for Presidential
candidates. Hillary will be here next week. Edwards is
here now. Barack just left.
They come, make a pit stop, take our money and then
we don’t see them again. Until they need more money.
They don’t campaign here. They don’t spend money here.
They just make withdrawals without ever leaving a
The Texas Democratic Party gets the leftovers, the
crumbs. Local Democratic parties get diddle squat.
I suggest that we request a small deposit
Texas Democrats say that grassroots politics are
important. If we believe that, truly believe it, we need
to insure that the grassroots gets planted, fertilized,
and plenty of sunshine. We need to start winning local
and statewide races. We cannot do that when Presidential
candidates take without giving.
We have watched our political money flow out of Texas
at an alarming rate and then find ourselves wondering why
we lost this State in the first place.
My proposal: that every Presidential candidate leave
5% of what they raise in Texas to the Texas Democratic
Party. Leave 5% on the table as a tip. The Texas
Democratic Party would then use that money for Get Out The
Vote efforts in Texas.
GOTV efforts help Democrats from the Courthouse to
the White House. That 5% would not only help the
Presidential candidate who left it here, it would help
rebuild the Texas Democratic Party by electing Democratic
constables, congressmen, judges, district attorneys, and
Or, in the alternative, that for every fundraiser
they have for themselves in Texas, they also do a
fundraiser for the Texas Democratic Party.
It’s a modest proposal. But it's a good one.
March 9 -
Poor Ole Newt. He's such a jerk.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an
extramarital affair even as he led the charge against
President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he
acknowledged in an interview with a conservative
then he says ...
Gingrich argued in
the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as
a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton's infidelity.
So, Gingrich thinks it's okay to lie unless you're under
oath. Kinda like the President we have now.
March 9 - I
wonder which aide will be the
fall guy for this one.
Slapped even by GOP
allies, the Bush administration is beating an abrupt
retreat on eight federal prosecutors it fired and then
Just hours after Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales dismissed the hubbub as an
"overblown personnel matter," a Republican senator
Thursday mused that Gonzales might soon suffer the same
fate as the canned U.S. attorneys.
and then ....
There would be no need
for subpoenas to compel testimony by five of Gonzales'
aides involved in the firings, as the Democrats had
To quote a great American poet, CCR....
I see the bad moon
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin.
I see bad times today.
March 8 -
Well, well, well...
We knew it was coming, and now it's here. The
Department of Justice is all over
one of our county commissioner's favorite "donors."
Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the
Southern District of Florida, and Jonathan I. Solomon,
Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), Miami Field Division, announced that defendants,
Richard A. Wickett, and
H. Michael Dye
were charged with violations resulting from a long-term
scheme to violate campaign finance laws during their
employment with PBS&J Corporation (“PBS&J”).
I don't have a link to the press release yet, but I'll
post it as soon as I get it.
Here we go!
And here's the press release from the DOJ. I am
delighted that somebody is finally getting serious about
violations of campaign finance.
And if our county commissioners have a lick of sense,
they'll return the money. But, their greed overrides
their good sense and they're gonna end up in the middle of
this whirlwind and claim they didn't see it a'comin'
across the prairie.
Hey, DOJ! Lookie here!
I have all the campaign finance reports. Lookie
March 8 -
Okay, so you know you might have a gambling problem if you
bets on Bush pardoning Libby.
Meanwhile, the online futures exchange
Intrade.com has offered Libby pardon futures.
“There’s good interest in the market already,” John
Delaney, the Intrade chief executive, said by telephone
from Dublin. He said traders so far had collectively
predicted a 23 percent chance of a pardon by the end of
2007 and 63 percent by the end of President Bush’s term.
Good grief, 63%? That’s a steal. Bush NOT pardoning
Libby has about the same odds as Bush winning the Nobel
March 8 -
Our friend Deb is
keeping tabs on slick Republicans.
She’s having to use a database.
They are numerous.
My Grandpa used to say of a local politician, “He’s
so crooked that if he swallowed a nail, he’d poop a
corkscrew.” Seems to fit in this case.
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, while serving in the U.S.
House, helped longtime friend Warren Trepp secure a
secret $100 million defense contract, according to court
documents filed this week by Trepp's former business
true, Trepp's dealings with the Defense Department,
which have come under federal scrutiny, were far greater
than what previously has been reported. The FBI is
investigating whether Gibbons as a congressman received
unreported gifts from the wealthy defense contractor and
The contract was out of the “black budget” – money that
can be “handed out
without a bidding process and without a full explanation
to the public.”
So, our fighting men and women did without proper
equipment so Republican Congressmen could live the Tom
There’s a real special place in hell for these guys.
March 8 -
last: a reason for living.
The Washington Post, a place where a sense of humor
is scarce as donkey manure in a Sweetwater garage, has
broken the sixth seal and given us …..
want you to make a diorama of a famous occurrence or
scene. It can be a historic or current event, or it can
be a nod to pop culture. The one rule is that all the
characters in the diorama must be played by Peeps.
ideas? "The Peeple v. Larry Flynt." Or Penelopeep Cruz
in "Volver." Or a scene from MTV's "Peep My Ride.")
I’m at work on my masterpiece, “Haven’t Heard a Peep Out
of Scooter Libby.”
Or there’s “Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia: Two
Peeps in a Pod”
Or “And Peeps Unto You Also.”
Go ahead, feel free to steal my ideas. I’ll buy the
peeps and then eat them all.
Or do some more scientific peep research. (This is
worth a look.)
Camping one weekend
we forgot to bring marshmallows to roast over the
fire, since it was Easter we had the mandatory
supply of Peeps. I thought they're marshmallow
aren't they, so why not use them as a substitute?
You have to be careful because the sugar can catch
on fire quickly, but I have to tell you they're
better than roasted marshmallows any day! And the
best way to get rid of them also.
This probably won't help you much but, there was an
"art" exhibit in the vacant windows of a building at
the corner of Connecticut Avenue and S Street, NW in
DC a few years ago which featured Peeps in all their
glory. It was rather amazing; but, of course, it
was "ephemeral" due to the nature of the substances
used in the display. I'm not kidding: it was a
HOOT to walk by there looking at the sheer
creativity of the chicks and RABBITS made out of,
essentially, merengue. Too much fun.
March 8 - If you
have time for some interesting reading, Denis Collins is
writing about the Libby trial at the
Huffington Post. It's an insider's look at the
And for those of you following the continuing saga of
elective government in Roseland, Indiana, our friend
Kathy brings us news of the Snyders.
Clerk-treasurer Cheryl Gridley has closed her office
until April 9 in the latest battle over authority in
Furthermore, she has named Dorothy Snyder, former
council member, as her chief deputy and authorized her
to conduct town business in the interim.
"She can't do that," responded Ted Penn, vice president
of the Roseland Town Council. He accused Gridley of
dereliction of duty.
March 6 -
Scooter Libby is a guilty man.
Senator John Cornyn is an idiot.
Number 3: Anyone who ever for one second doubted
either of those things is a wink short of a proper flirt.
John Cornyn is so slick that he can’t keep his socks up,
but he’s dumber than bean dip. Check out this comment he
made about the Justice Department firing all the US
Attorneys who were conducting investigations or who
wouldn’t kowtow to Congressional pressure.
now, Cornyn's only public comments on the issue were to
Dan Eggen for a Jan. 19 story: "I find
it unusual that some of my colleagues are critical of
replacing Bush appointees."
Sheriff Sarcastic, because they will be replaced by
dishonest Bush appointees. Good grief, Cornyn, you make
us miss Tom DeLay’s mouth.
Cornyn is an idiot,
And he says a lot of
stupid things, but is avoiding this one like the
Just thinking, as a Texas State Attorney General,
Texas Supreme court, would he really put himself on
the line for defending DoJ? Wilson and Domenici
both admitted to contacting Iglesias and he knows
that's not right or at least has an appearance of
not being right. And as an administration defender
he'd be there and say more stupid stuff if he could
make a difference. My guess is he's done his
homework and knows this is going to be ugly and
wants no part of it.
This administration talks about be loyalty, but have
no clue of what that is. I'd rather be in a snake
pit than with this group.
When "Bush/Rove comes to shove", it's going to be
someone else's fault! If I were Gonzalez or McNulty
I'd be more than a little bit afraid.
March 6 - Ann
Telnaes does a slam dunk --
--- and she even does it
in my color scheme.
March 5 -
I've been that mad before.
Instead of slowing down
after being shot with a tranquilizer dart, a moose
charged a hovering helicopter used by a wildlife
biologist, damaging the aircraft's tail rotor and
forcing it to the ground.
Neither the pilot nor the
biologist was injured, but the moose was maimed by the
spinning rotor and had to be euthanized, wildlife
Thank goodness they didn't euthanize me. They just
threw chocolate at me and took cover until I took a nap.
You might want to remember that in case I ever get mad
March 5 -
friend Deb says, “They
must be desperate.
I didn't expect this until next summer/fall.”
Neither did I.
Armed with fresh intelligence, the CIA is moving
additional man power and equipment into Pakistan in the
effort to find Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al
Zawahri, U.S. officials tell ABC News.
There must be more bad news on the way that they want to
distract us from. They’ve probably had to remind Bush who
My friend Paul asked yesterday...
How is it that Al-Qaeda got closer to "Dick" Cheney
by accident than we ever got to Osama bin Laden on
Some might think that explains the new hunt for
I think they're trying to gin up some notion that
Barack Hussein Obama is the link between Saddam
Hussein and Osama-bin-Hidin'
March 5 -
Here's their written statement.
know what stinks worse than the underside of a saddle?
firings of eight U.S. attorneys has put the heat on top
Justice Department officials—and some GOP members of
Congress. The unusual mass dismissals took place late
last year, but the controversy escalated last week when
David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney in New Mexico,
went public with a dramatic charge: that he had gotten
phone calls from two unidentified GOP lawmakers in D.C.
last October, pressing him to bring indictments in a
high-profile corruption case involving a prominent local
Democrat before the November election.
Now, I want you to get a picture in your head of what
would have happened if Bill Clinton had fired everyone who
was investigating him or any Democrat. Rush Limbaugh
would have gone off his feed for a year. Sean Hannity
would have started bleeding from his eyeballs. Robert
Novak would have cursed and stormed off a CNN show in a
snit with his hair fl … oh wait, he did that.
And while I’m in a foul mood anyway, let me say this, take
that stoopid We Support Our Troops yellow ribbon off your
damn car before I come over there and slap you upside the
While I will admit to seeing far fewer “W” stickers
in Sugar Land, every Republican I know has one of those
yellow ribbons on their car.
They support the troops about as well as a $2.00 bra
on a 46DDD woman,
which is none at all.
As Paul Krugman said today, “And the Walter Reed
scandal is another Hurricane Katrina: the moment when the
administration's misgovernment became obvious to
Except to Republicans. They are still oblivious.
They’ve all slipped a cog.
Do you think when
Bush was in MBA school, maybe he got stuck in
"Today's Opposite Day" mode and couldn't bust out?
Y'know, Brownie does a heckuva job, Rumsfeld is
going to serve until the end of his administration,
and eight U.S. attorneys with uniformly excellent
performance reviews are incompetent and must be
The simpler explanation, of course, is that the
eight attorneys did prosecute Republicans and
did not speed up the railroading of
Democrats. But I'd prefer to give Bush the benefit
of the doubt and call him unhinged rather than
Dr. Doyle in Nacogdoches
March 4 -
an Adam’s apple, tortured hair, and can only wear one
dress. Bless her heart,
Coulter probably shouldn’t be making fun of how people
And what a wonderful Sunday School teacher the Godly
Ann was to little children last week!
However, let me say here and now that a bar of soap,
a Brillo pad, two quarts of estrogen, fifty IQ points, and
double cheeseburger would be a start.
March 4 -
Breaking News from Fort Bend County: Hooters Continue to
Be Barrier to Justice.
The fluffy white boys at the Courthouse have replaced
the spot vacated by another good-ole-boy who got Governor
Rick Perry’s appointment to the new District Judgeship.
The replacement as special master?
Another fluffy white boy with good-ole-boy
Armatys has been appointed associate judge of Fort Bend
County’s 328th District Court, Presiding Judge Ron Pope
announced on Wednesday.
It’s call the Good-Ole-Boy Full Employment Act. Or,
simply, Crock O' Crap.
Here’s how it works: The District Judge Boys create
new “assistant judge” jobs to give to their friends by
claiming that they need assistant judges because they are
so darned overworked. Phew! These 8 hour days … uh, well
except for Fridays and, of course, long lunches on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, and oh yeah, coming in late on
Wednesday, and well, nobody is on time on Mondays … are,
well, as the President says, it’s hard.
Then, when we get a new judgeship from the State Lege
and they weezle their assistant judge appointee friends
into that position, even though two far more qualified
females were among the final three.
So now we need a new assistant judge to fill the void
left when the old one was promoted. And who got the
fickle finger of permanent employment and benefits pointed
their way? Another good-ole-boy.
So, out of 10 – count ‘um, ten – district judges and
assistant judges, only 1 is female and she hears only
family court matters.
It’s the Hooter Handicap, I’m tellin’ ya.
March 4 - Well,
this just show how progressive Texas is!
There's a bill in the Ohio legislature right now to
allow idiots to vote. Hell, in Texas we allow
them not only to vote, but to hold office. In fact,
I believe it's a requirement.
March 3 - Our
friend Jerry send
this link with the comment, "It's too bad that Texas
legislators are neither that creative nor bright."
It's a Minnesota bill creating the position of poet
laureate written in rhyming verse.
March 2 - Poor
Ole Tom DeLay has to be feeling the devil's breath
singeing his patootie 'bout now.
Even though he's
in prison, Jack Abramoff will continue to cooperate with
prosecutors for the foreseeable future. A status
conference originally scheduled for tomorrow, during
which the judge would have set a date for Abramoff to be
sentenced on bribery charges, has been postponed until
you can pre-order his book - the dude needs the money.
March 1 - Quick,
go look! It's a rare day that you see "dry air"
in a description of Gulf Coast Texas.
The weather service said
the warning will be in effect beginning at 10 a.m., when
it predicts unseasonably dry air will work its way into
Dry air. We've
got fully grown children here who've never seen that
March 1 -
know what’s gotta be harder than Chinese algebra? Writing
a guest editorial in the newspaper calling your detractors
both Marxists (and fellow travelers) and McCarthyites in
the same damn essay. No, seriously,
some guy in Waco did it. And, bless his heart, I don’t
think he “gets” the irony of it.
the Soviet Union collapsed, American Marxists,
socialists and other assorted fellow-travelers who had
long supported the Soviets found themselves aimlessly
adrift with no place to hang their ideological hats.
of them found a new home in the environmental movement,
which they saw as a new means to an old end.
And then ….
unlikely as that may be, there most certainly is a type
of environmental McCarthyism already at work.
mean, we should give some type of award for that! That’s
But, he doesn’t stop there. No, sireee, this guy is
a professional! He thinks scientists are comparing him to
“Holocaust deniers” at “Nuremburg-style
trials.” He’s hogging all the paranoia.
He never quite explains why Marxists morphed into
environmentalists, but it probably has something to do
with pure meanness or maybe that “ists” thing on the end
of their names. I think he just wanted to use the
watermelon analogy, which even I admit was kinda cute.
just gotta read the whole editorial.)
It could only happen in Waco. Remind me someday to
tell you the story of why I believe that Waco is a part of
Texas only by geographical accident.
Thanks, Sandy, for the heads-up.
Susan. That editorial reminded me of the classy guy
down in Katy who is now doing pig races because a
mosque is being built on the adjacent land. Of
course they're all in good fun & not meant to offend
anyone...... geez louise! I didn't remember seeing
so here it is:
sure you watch the video so you can see how
disrespectful these people are! I can just imagine
the stink if someone did something similarly
offensive to the good WASPS of that city.
up the good work!
Stephanie up in Arlington
Hi, Susan - I'm a little late commenting on David
Anderson's editorial in the Waco Trib - we got
that governor thing going on here in Kentucky,
dontcha know - but I did want to take just a
moment to point out Mr. Anderson's lack of
knowledge of political history:
Anderson actually made laugh with this: "Some
even brought the kind of fascism so often
associated with Marxist regimes."
possible to have fascism in a Marxist regime. One
(fascism) is a rightist political philosophy, and
the other is leftist.
we forget, and after the fall of only one evil
March 1 - Okay,
here's the deal - I'm carrying-over the post from
yesterday about our county commissioners and their crooked
friends at PBS&J because I think the commissioners should
voluntarily return that money.
The commissioners listed the contributions as being
from PBS&J PAC and now we know that was a scam PAC.
It is against Texas law to accept corporate contributions,
so if they keep the money they are openly violating Texas
Check the whole story below.
There’s big news in the political kickback boondoggle we
amusingly call “campaign contributions.”
Most of you remember the oddity of several of our
county commissioners taking contributions from embattled
PBS&J, a Florida engineering company that was found to be
overcharging taxpayers for government contracts.
Amusingly, PBS&J also claimed to give some of our
county commissioners political contributions that the
commissioners didn’t report on their required contribution
Commissioners claim they never got the money.
However, at least three commissioners admit
receiving money from the PBS&J PAC in July of last year –
County Judge Bob Hebert $2,500; Commissioner Andy Meyers
$2,000; and Commissioner Tom Stavinoha $800.
reports out of Florida indicate that the PBS&J PAC was a
sham, at corporate, employee and customer expense.
Licata opened secret bank accounts and created what
auditors describe as a phantom political action
committee, "PBSJ PAC." The signatory on the secret
accounts was DeLoach, who over two years transferred in
millions of dollars from the medical benefits account.
Our commissioners list “PBSJ PAC” as the donor of the
hunks ’o cash they received. That, for the deaf, dumb, and
blind, would be the same PAC that was illegal.
And later on in the same story ---
addition to bilking their fellow employees, DeLoach,
Garcia and Licata embezzled from clients, including
Florida taxpayers. To make up what they were taking out
the back door, they created bogus expenses and billed
them to clients using general and administrative (G&A)
accounts, which charge for project management,
administration and overhead. Their manipulation of G&A
accounts inflated overhead rates for government
If our county commissioners don’t pony-up those donations
and return them quicker than a hiccup, they better know it
will be a campaign issue bigger than their greedy egos.
biggest question mark that remains for PBS&J, its
employees and clients is an ongoing FBI investigation
into illegal campaign contributions at the firm that was
sparked by the embezzlement probe.
the investigation is ongoing.
Lookie, lookie, Mr. FBI person, lookie over here: I
have all the reports, going back years.
Welcome to the website formerly known as The World's Most
Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc.
My name is
Susan DuQuesnay Bankston.
I live in Richmond, Texas, in heart of Tom
DeLay's old district. It's crazy here.
No, seriously, it's triple z crazzzy.
I used to be an independent voter, but that all changed when
I got to know a few local Republicans. They are meaner
than 10 acres of snakes and have the ethical compass of a
decided that they could just Kiss My Big Blue Butt.
A lot of
what I post here has to do with local politics, but you
probably have the same folks in your local government.
a blog. Blogs are way too trendy for me. I've
been doing this since 1992, so I'm used to it even if you
and I'll find a place to put it if I like it.