TGIF/Weekend edition - April 10-12, 2009
Obama bows to Saudi King
Examiner.com - 4-10-09
Why shouldn't Obama bow to the king? Its a sign of respect, the message that
Obama wants to spread throughout the world. He is anti-arrogance and
know that there is now floating in the Pacific Ocean a 3.5-million ton island of
sh*t made up of all the indestructible crap we toss away, the stuff that will
never break down, like Styrofoam and old Clorox bottles. And it's twice the size
of Texas. That's right, the Pacific Ocean now contains more white trash than
Texas! - Bill Maher
Britain's top counter-terrorist police officer
after he was photographed carrying clearly visible secret documents about an
operation against an alleged al-Qaida plot by Pakistani nationals to launch an
attack in Britain.
famous, it's not all it's cracked up to be. – Joe the Plumber
The Cubans Are Coming, The Cubans
The debate from Washington
to Miami and Havana over President Barack Obama's next steps toward Cuba heated
momentum to improve relations with the communist country reached levels not seen
in nearly three decades.
Justice Department prepared Wednesday to drop all charges against Alaska's
convicted former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. This guy was a legend in Washington
D.C. Ted Stevens brought home so much pork in forty years that he's banned in
two religions. Argus Hamilton
The problem in the Republican Party is
not the conservatives or not conservative; it's just rapidly becoming the party
of the white, Southern evangelicals. And that party can't win elections. –
White Southern Republican
From Texas comes word of a
state legislator suggesting that Asian-Americans might want to change their
names to something a little easier to pronounce.
“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather
difficult language — do you
think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could
deal with more readily here?” the Republican lawmaker said, as the House was
debating a voter ID bill.
Her name? Betty Brown.
Rove Calls Biden A Liar. Get Out The
Karl Rove fired the latest volley in the
increasingly brutal war of words between Joe Biden and former Bush
calling the vice president a “serial exaggerator” and a “liar” over recent
comments to CNN about former President Bush.
Palin's sister-in-law was arrested for burglary in Alaska Thursday while Bristol
Palin's ex-fiancé told Tyra Banks all about their sex life. Sarah's husband is
profiled in Esquire this month in an issue called How to Be a Man. Social
Services could seize Sarah Palin's kids on suspicion that the governor's mansion
is a meth lab.- Argus Hamilton
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you have a drinking problem when your car is a barstool. Police in Ohio arrested
a man after he crashed his motorized barstool. Although in his defense, the man
said he was depressed because he just lost his job as CEO of General Motors.
- Bill Maher
launched a new editorial website that is based solely on reporters' opinions,
not on the facts of the stories themselves. They're calling the site Fox News."
AHNC weekend commentary
Inhofe the jerk spouts off
There are few things as humorous
these days as seeing right-wing political hacks lie about budget numbers and
security concerns when in reality it is their own asses they are trying to
preserve and protect – certainly not the national interest.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (Elephant-Oklahoma) did it just a few days ago when he
fumed over how the Obama Administration was going to “cut” the defense budget.
“President Obama is disarming America. Never before has a president so ravaged
the military at a time of war,” Inhofe solemnly stated during a visit to
A member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Inhofe claimed that the budget
proposed by Defense Secretary William Gates was “unprecedented” in the history
of the United States.
“Here we are in Afghanistan right now. We have our men and women in uniform, in
harm’s way, and we heard the announcement that we are cutting, and I would say
gutting the military.”
The only problem with Inhofe’s grim pronouncements – which his staff
inexplicably chose to videotape and distribute on the Internet – was that they
were patently false. Mistruths. Lies.
The budget proposed by Gates (a Republican who served as defense secretary under
former Chickenhawk President George W. Bush) increases military spending
by about $20 billion.
So why did Inhofe choose to lie in such blatant fashion?
Was he misinformed? Did he misspeak? Is he just a stupid Okie who thought nobody
was paying attention?
None of the above. What Inhofe was enraged about was the fact that the new
defense budget proposal eliminates a mega-million dollar expenditure for a new
high-tech artillery system that was to be produced – where else? – in the great
state of Oklahoma.
So in true arch-conservative fashion, Inhofe lied about the whole defense budget
proposal. And he tried to cloak his lie with the utterly predictable,
flag-waving mantra that the nation must buy into any new weapons system for the
sake of its brave troops.
What a crock.
This little display by Inhofe has prompted All Hat No Cattle to take a closer
look at the senator’s illustrious career. And where better to look than at his
own online biography?
“Jim considers one of his unique qualifications for office to be the 30 years
he’s spent in the business community being over regulated by the federal
bureaucracy. Throughout his political career, Jim has been a strong advocate
for the principles of limited government, individual liberty, and personal
responsibility. He believes that the federal government works best when it
returns dollars, decisions, and freedom to our local communities and families.”
So Okie Jim must be mighty pleased with what deregulation has done for the U.S.
economy – reducing it to a smoldering wreck.
Sort of like an artillery range.
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