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Posts from — June 2006

Sell Out To Big Oil

Several Florida Congresscreeps have sold out the state and supported a law to open coastal waters to oil drilling. Led by Cruella de Harris’s cousin, “Howdy Doody” look-alike Adam Putnum and California’s “Pollution” Pombo, CBS reports that: House OKs End To Offshore Drilling Ban.

Of course, since this is a move that will devastate the coastal region of Florida’s first Congressional district, but not affect his income from the family agribusiness, Jeff Miller voted to pour oil all over our beaches and interfere with local military bases.

Naturally, JEB Bush thinks it’s a great idea.

Congressional Republicans – a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon.

Update: the Pensacola Beach Blogger expresses his dissatisfaction and provides more details.

Robert C. at Interstate 4 Jamming updates his post with the names of the traitors, including one Democrat, Allen Boyd of district 2. Miller and Boyd together represent the entire coastline of the Panhandle. The pair should be boiled in oil until it reaches a tar-like consistency, at which point we can add the feathers.

Even Cruella knew better than to vote for this.

June 30, 2006   11 Comments

They’re Having A Blirthday

A slightly belated happy blogiversary™ [Talk Left] to Cat Daddy & Dr. Squeeky who have been keeping the chairs warm for a year.

June 30, 2006   Comments Off on They’re Having A Blirthday

Friday Cat Blogging

Tai Ringo

Friday Cat Blogging

I’m practicing. No pictures.

[Editor: Ringo attempts another of Sox’s sleeping positions, but is unsure what to do with her tail.

Update: It’s apparently genetic with gray [blue] cats in response to red chairs.

Friday Ark

June 30, 2006   9 Comments

Around The Bend

CNN reports that a priest believes that Warren Buffett is a Nazi:

“The merger of Gates and Buffett may spell doom for the families of the developing world,” said the Rev. Thomas Euteneuer, a Roman Catholic priest who is president of Human Life International.

Referring to Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi death camp doctor, Euteneuer said Buffett “will be known as the Dr. Mengele of philanthropy unless he repents.”

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives some money to Planned Parenthood, but does not permit its gifts to be used for abortion services. Yes, folks, family planning equates to torture and mass murder. Finding a way to stop malaria means nothing if you hand out condoms.

Let’s be clear on this: these people don’t give a damn what happens to children after they are born.

June 29, 2006   2 Comments

The Old Boy Network

What happens when the “best man” for a job is a woman?

The Pensacola Beach Blogger found the answer in a story in the Pensacola News Journal.

You have to wonder if these people will ever grow up. The woman is over-qualified for the job, so they have to throw away all of the time and money invested so they don’t have to hire her. Pathetic.

June 29, 2006   Comments Off on The Old Boy Network

Outsourcing Satire

Adam Felber has re-worked his site, Fanatical Apathy, to become a group blog, including posts from Chris Regan of Mythstory, but he’s have a hard time competing with the public statements of politicians when it comes to satire.

June 29, 2006   Comments Off on Outsourcing Satire

Yeah, Right – Trust Us

From CNN – VA laptop recovered; FBI says data not accessed:

The FBI, in a statement from its Baltimore field office, said a preliminary review of the equipment by its computer forensic teams “has determined that the data base remains intact and has not been accessed since it was stolen.” More tests were planned, however.

Newly discovered documents show that the VA analyst blamed for losing the laptop had received permission to work from home with data that included millions of Social Security numbers and other personal information on veterans and military personnel.

There is no real way of knowing if everything on the disk was copied. You can check the date/time stamp on files and audit trails, if they have been activated, on the data base, but there’s no real way of knowing what went on with that drive.

It’s also nice that they found out that their data administrator didn’t break the rules, the rules were just terrible. Incompetence is rampant because this stuff is basic, things you learn in introductory courses.

June 29, 2006   4 Comments

Nice Headline

Top story on CNN’s front page: Supreme Court voids Bush’s ‘blank check’

June 29, 2006   2 Comments

Scrushy Scrushed

From CNN:

[Former Health South CEO Richard ] Scrushy was accused of arranging $500,000 in donations to Siegelman’s campaign for a state lottery in exchange for a seat on a state hospital regulatory board.

Oh, yeah, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, the reason the Democratic Party in Alabama is almost as corrupt on the Boy Scouts [yes, Virginia, in Alabama even the Boy Scouts “cook their books”] was convicted as the other half of this pay for play scheme.

Scrushy had escaped in an earlier trial. He “Enron”-ed Health South.

June 29, 2006   4 Comments

Another One Bites The Dust


CNN has the details.

June 29, 2006   Comments Off on Another One Bites The Dust

Wednesday Cat Food Blogging

School’s In

Cat Food Blogging

What was that? Where’s dinner?

[Editor: I’m fish sitting for a friend in the hospital and wanted to see if I would have as much luck as Andante’s Monday Cat Food Blogging.]

June 28, 2006   9 Comments

No One Could Have Imagined…

That taking vehicles to a desert with 120+ degree temperatures and sand storms and driving them 24/7 while they are being hit by small arms fire, RPGs, and shrapnel from IEDs might increase the amount of maintenance costs and reduce the assumed life cycle of the equipment.

Apparently Rummy classed that as an “unknown unknown” because CBS reports that Army Equipment Costs Triple, and Donny forgot to put that in his regular DoD budget request.

I’m beginning to suspect that the Pentagon still hasn’t figured out the implications when the Iraqis failed to throw rose petals and start building Wal-Marts after Rumsfeld’s invasion-on-a-dollar-a-day.

The problem is that Rumsfeld never read the right book: The Science of Victory [Наука Побеждать] by A. V. Suvorov.

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June 28, 2006   6 Comments

Kos’s Cat Blogging

Der Furor

Kos's Cat Blogging

Who ordered Monday Cat Food Blogging and why isn’t there shredded TNR in my box?

[Editor: Photo from here, of course, and I know how to spell Fuehrer and Führer.]

June 27, 2006   7 Comments

Why Did They Run The Story?

Day to Day has an interview with Doyle McManus of The Los Angeles Times about the decision to run the story about tracking financial transactions.

The bottom line for the newspaper was they don’t trust this administration to tell them the truth, and don’t believe that there is any other way of providing oversight of what the government is doing. The Congress has abdicated its duty to monitor what the Executive is doing, so the press has an obligation to tell people what is going on with their government.

“Trust Me” doesn’t cut it any more.

June 27, 2006   2 Comments