Lipstick on a pig

Cannabis is the tree of life

At the risk of being called incivil in my discourse

Dear Democratic party,

HERE IS HOW TO GROW A SPINE IN ONE EASY LESSON.

Thank you,

Everyone who wants you to stop being Republican footstools.

(h/t Ellroon commenting @ Skippy the Bush Kangaroo)

Only until the lie is corrected

Giuliani’s campaign team

Giuliani's campaign team

Hat-tip and drawing by dhonig.

End the occupation.

Shamelessly stolen from Storm Bear.

My ideal post is so briefly stated that my point fits within the title.

Mimus Pauly prefers to use more words.

That’s inappropriate

Hat-tip Renee in Ohio.

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Change for the machines

Right fucking now.

Did someone say Godwin’s Law had been suspended?

Hat-tip Len Hart.

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Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games. Hiding out in treetops, shouting out rude names.

Hat-tip Brad Friedman.

Eurocentric, but good.

My generation remembers, and we do not forget the terrible price inflicted. We need a time to heal.

The times in which this was made and broadcast, we were children, they could say no more than this much. We can say more now. We need to learn to live in peace with one another and to respect our different traditions, while allowing our children to go outside our old traditions. We need to acknowledge that the sins of our forefathers are visited upon their victims, and make our own apologies for having the fruits of injustice. Yet the good that our fathers did may outweigh any incidental harm if we can all find a way to share the fruits of joy and love with one another.

I ask forgiveness of all who may think I have done them a harm by existing, or by accepting any gift which helps to sustain my life, if it ever occurred at your expense and without permission. I do not wish to be led astray from the truth by hopes of wealth, but I wish to preserve and protect that which is valuable to all of humankind.

If you feel I have done a greater harm, or if I have done one that could not be avoided that requires more explanation, I will ask that I be told. This is not the place for putting personal grievances which require knowledge of who I am, but to what you see before you. If you feel I am unjust or wrong, tell me so.

On “supporting the troops”

Maryscott O’Connor:

It’s a fucking nightmare, man. You know that expression, “War is hell?” You never really understand that until you’re in it. There’s blood everywhere. Dead bodies everywhere. ALMOST dead bodies. You want to put them out of their misery but then it’s an execution. So you have to leave them there, dying, suffering, slowly, in agony — it ‘s fucking awful.

Break on through to the other side

Story of Rabbit

Hat-tip Neil Gaiman.

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High society

This is my message to you.

Recommended listening:

Do you prefer plagues of locusts?

What do you call a guilty plea made under conditions of likely torture and with denial of prepared counsel?

David Hicks (pictured here) pled guilty to a charge today. It was the only way he was going to be allowed to make any kind of deal to go home. Ever.

I have no idea if the charges are based on anything but speculation. I’ll never believe justice was done under these conditions.

The plea to a late night specially convened military commission came after an apparent deal was reached between his defence attorney and the prosecution.

They couldn’t even stand the light of day in Guantanamo Bay.

Ever seen a sandstorm?

Ellroon says, “Try fighting in this.”

It’s downhill from here for Republicans

Stoner genius

jibbs00 (2 days ago)

this is a true thing that happens! its not a chain letter! its kinda scary at first but it really works!! paste this message into 3 comments and press ALT F1 and your crushes name will appear on the screen!!! its soo wierd

“I don’t have my glasses” — blinded by ambition?

Or just a bad liar.

Hat-tip John Amato.

The little ones understand, and laugh

Hat-tip Ellroon.

So easy even a caveman could understand it

Glenn Greenwald:

First, the President began his Press Conference by admitting that the administration’s explanations as to what happened here have been — to use his own words — “confusing” and “incomplete.” Why, then, would Congress possibly trust Bush officials to provide more explanations in an off-the-record, no-transcript setting where there are no legal consequences from failing to tell the truth?

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Strange and unexpected combinations

Hypocrisy

Look!

Now I will tell you a secret.

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When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

First denial, then anger. Next up?

Bargaining:

As the meeting was breaking up, Gonzales suddenly switched tacks and seemed to want to be cooperative. “How can we make this better?” he asked. “What can we do?” According to this source, the attorney general seemed to some in the room to be genuinely befuddled.

Source: Newsweek via David Kurtz.

Depression is next, and with it, resignation. This will not go away.

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I believe every word that man just said — because it’s exactly what I wanted to hear

Is that a “Known Unknown?”

Click chart for more from BradBlog.

What did the president know and when did he know it? Who would have known before Rove and Cheney?

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What could make Helen Thomas smile?

Helen Thomas

Click her picture. Hat-tip Think Progress.

This world is going to survive

Space, the final frontier

Watch this from NASA via Carnacki.

The shouty track

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All life is intelligent

Consider a simple plant, which knows at a deep cellular level how to find and transform water, air, sunlight and a few minerals into complex forms of great beauty and practical utility. You may not know how to communicate with all life, but all life communicates in its own way. Herbs put forth scents and spices, which give us pleasure and medicine at once, and we think it an evolutionary accident only if we presuppose no intelligence prior to our emergence as humans.

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Google censors.

Late show

iRaq is not an Apple product

A change of perspective — understand highness.

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