Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Scott Armstrong alerted me to this
latest treasure from the White House
MR. FLEISCHER: The President welcomes
his statements that Palestinian leadership
may look in a different direction
for how to resolve the differences
between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Violence is not, and cannot, be
the answer. And the President welcomes
all those who hear the call for a
peaceful settlement of disputes.
Found out via Mikhaela's
site that Minnesota-based political
cartoonist Kirk Anderson has been canned
from his local paper, which apparently
placed him below private plant-watering
services in the recent budget meeting.
Anderson was a really good artist and
was a rare (and dying) member of a breed
of local cartoonists, thus holding him
to a portfolio of cartoons that weren't
the same as all the others that are syndicated
and usually uncreative. It's a shame,
but if you read Mikhaela's post you'll
get some info on how to send condolences
and (if a St. Paul area resident) who
to yell at about this.
The next (and final) regular strip will
be delayed for about a week or two to
coincide with my pre-hiatus post for my
graduation. If you're an NYU student,
it should be in the WSN though, so you
can revel in my cheesy goodbyes a bit
To answer in advance: no, I'm not permanently
giving up cartooning or this site, so
don't worry. I'll explain in detail when
I don't have arseloads of Senior projects
to finish, but graduation is obviously
going to change things, artistically and
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
of course we did
A U.S. cease-fire with the Mujahedeen
Khalq allows the terrorist group to
keep its weapons to defend itself
from attacks by Iranian-backed groups,
U.S. military officials said Tuesday.
The cease-fire appears to be a way
for the United States to increase
pressure on Iran, which Washington
has accused of meddling in Iraq after
the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.
But the cease-fire represents a conundrum
of sorts for the United States, which
has classified the Mujahedeen Khalq
as a terrorist organization. The
United States went to war against
Iraq in part to dismantle what it
said were terrorist networks supported
by Saddam's regime.
Yet the U.S. military negotiated
a cease-fire with the group, has allowed
its fighters to keep their weapons
and has allowed them to use military
force against what the United States
says are Iranian infiltrators entering
Full story here.
For those of you calling the last thirty
years of this lefty hearsay, congratulations,
now it's right out in the open: the United
States officially supports terrorists.
posted by August J. Pollak at
more regimes change, the more it stays
I didn't post about this
revelation when it first came out
because I pretty much took it as "same
old, same old." Many of you might remember
that I commented about this almost
exactly a year ago in regards to Afghanistan,
where the government decided a week after
the end of their full-scale bombing to
announce that the excuse they used for
said bombing was, well, crap.
So it doesn't suprise me that they've
done it again, nor that they've admitted
it out in the open a mere week or two
after the main invasion has ended. I mean,
I'm sure you're all confident that the
U.S. would have given this exact
same rhetoric if chemical weapons were
found, or Saddam Hussein was captured?
See, that's what makes it funny to me-
it's like a brand new paradigm for the
Bush administration. Even their bullshit
Monday, April 28, 2003
our work continues perfectly, o great
dark lord of all that is impure!
The Supreme Court turned
down the appeal on that banning of the
Ten Commandments from state grounds.
With this striking blow for the black-hearted
master Satan, clearly the word of God
has now been destroyed forever. The lack
of an obviously-essential need for Judeo-Christian
imagery on government property has now
been defeated, and as such the very groundwork
of organized religion has been shattered,
and God will die and vanish from the lips
of all Americans. Finally, our victory
has come upon us! For with this decision,
America is religious no more!
Well look, All I had was "good," so I
went for "be a sarcastic shit." Crucify
Elvises and the war on Goths
Pork-barrel spending for fiscal 2003
reached a record $22.5 billion, according
to CAGW, a 12% increase over last
year. While just what counts as "pork"
is of course open to debate--one man's
pork being another's crucial government
service--CAGW requires that pork meet
at least one of seven criteria (it's
not competitively awarded, not subject
to congressional hearings, serves
only a local or special interest,
etc.). Much of the spending cited
by the group is dubious indeed and
takes place in the districts or states
of powerful members of congressional
appropriations committees. A few examples:
- $210,000 for hoop barns in Iowa
- $200,000 for the National Peanut
Festival Fairgrounds in Alabama
- $250,000 for the Vermont World
- $250,000 for the National Preschool
Anger Management Project
- $500,000 for catfish health in
- $600,000 for an oral history of
the Nevada Test Site
- $1 million for the Alaska Native
Overlapping such classic pork is the
broader category of corporate welfare,
which the Heritage Foundation estimates
costs taxpayers more than $90 billion
This is hardly just a recent problem.
Consider a few examples of dubious
federal spending from the fiscal year
2002 budget, as uncovered by Heritage:
- A tattoo removal program in San
Luis Obispo, Calif. ($50,000)
- The Fort Union Trading Post Bike
Trail in North Dakota ($500,000)
- Statue of the Roman god Vulcan
in Birmingham, Ala. ($1.5 million)
- Intelligent Transportation grant
for Moscow, Idaho--population 22,000
- Therapeutic Horseback Riding in
Apple Valley, Calif. ($150,000)
- Post-Sept. 11, 2001, airline aid
to Las Vegas Helicopters, which
perform airborne weddings officiated
by Elvis Presley impersonators ($4,600)
- An effort to combat "goth culture"
in Blue Springs, Mo. ($270,000)
"One can only begin to imagine," says
Heritage, "what possessed a majority
in Congress to believe that spending
more than a quarter of a million taxpayer
dollars to help a prosperous Kansas
City suburb confront an infestation
of alienated teenagers dressed in
black and posing as spawns of Nosferatu
is an essential responsibility of
the national government."
Sunday, April 27, 2003
take pleasantly suprised for a hundred,
Who is the champion of the independent
media? What man is striking a blow against
Diller, the CEO of USA, one of the
largest media companies in the world.
Well. I certainly didn't see that
Friday, April 25, 2003
It appears that the site is no longer
in a state of utter craptitude. It's been
down for the last few days, so excuse
me for a bit, as my final projects are
now coupled with a two or three day backlog
of e-mail I've got to go through. I do
it becase I love you. Especially the ones
sending the photos. Except for you, Edward.
You can stop sending me photos. What you're
doing to that panda is just wrong.
Thursday, April 24, 2003
the horse this law was pooped out of
I am beyond happy to report that the
adoption regulation in Florida discussed
last year has
been overturned by the Florida Supreme
Court, aided by the fact that state prosecutors
(as if you needed more of a sign that
a law was ridiculous) outright refused
to defend it.
just run for the damned Senate like the
Green Party asked you to
The Dixie Chicks have taken a big
hit lately for exercising their basic
right to express themselves. To me,
they're terrific American artists
expressing American values by using
their American right to free speech.
For them to be banished wholesale
from radio stations, and even entire
radio networks, for speaking out is
The pressure coming from the government
and big business to enforce conformity
of thought concerning the war and
politics goes against everything that
this country is about - namely freedom.
Right now, we are supposedly fighting
to create freedom in Iraq, at the
same time that some are trying to
intimidate and punish people for using
that same freedom here at home.
I don't know what happens next, but
I do want to add my voice to those
who think that the Dixie Chicks are
getting a raw deal, and an un-American
one to boot. I send them my support.
Update: Speak of the Dixie: Hello!
in case you need it written out for you
is a pretty good assessment of the Bush
administration and its war on... well...
on science. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Network, Midnights Mon-Thurs.
I'm not a massive Anime fan, especially
Anime that over-indulges on "cliche" Anime
aspects (sudden manic spouts complete
with widened eyes, teardrop over heads,
etc.) in the midst of otherwise dramatic
storyline and fantastic character concept
and artwork, but I'll be god damned if
Trigun isn't one of the most fantastic
freaking cartoons I've ever watched in
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
comic posted - "There's no point
to this strip." I need this. Really.
As far as Mssr. W. K. is concerned, my
former roomate sets
the tone here as to why it's just
necessary to put him in your work for
absolutely no reason whatsoever. Andrew
W.K. is, essentially, what happens if
you're a rock star who apparently takes
Ultimate Power literally. Frankly,
pointlessly referencing his ridiculous
awesomeness was a requirement before I
finished this strip's run, so with only
a week to spare, mission accomplished.
he's an arse
So we have it for the record. Forgive
me for not leaping on the whole Santorum
story the day it came out, but come on,
like you honestly thought Atrios
wasn't going to have the goods on it.
As of posting time, Atrios has just not
only proven Senator Santorum to be a bigoted
prick, but also a hypocritical
douchebag. Trust me, those are hard
to be at the same time.
quote in question, of course, is now
defended by Santorum and the Republican
Party, because 1. I mean, it's not like
they made fun of black people, I mean
it's just gay people, for God's
sakes, who gives a shit about them in
November, [/sarcasm] and 2. they can get
pathetic Right-Wing groups like Concerned
Women for America to give a more obnoxiously
smug-yet-media-savvy presence than Trent
Lott got out of Confederate heritage groups.
Of course, to me, the quote is just plain
ridiculous: "If the Supreme Court says
that you have the right to consensual
(gay) sex within your home, then you have
the right to bigamy, you have the right
to polygamy, you have the right to incest,
you have the right to adultery ... You
have the right to anything."
Well, hell. The world's going to Hades
in a handcart. I mean, what if the Supreme
Court said you had the right to an abortion?
The next thing you know babies are gonna
be sold on the open market for meat! If
the Supreme Court said you have the right
to vote, then you have the right to forcible
takeover of the government! Is that your
logic? That it's suddenly not the job
of the Supreme Court to interpret the
Constitution? You know, that list of
rights granted to Americans?
Santorum shouldn't be removed because
he's a bigot. He should be removed because
he's a complete idiot with an obvious
failure in understanding basic concepts
of the government he's a representative
Courtesy of an early birthday (or possibly
graduation, whatever) gift, We present
your friend and narrator desperately trying
to look into a mirror and a digital camera
viewfinder while holding it steady and
framing the shot at the same time.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
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need more cops- and journalists- like
Tom Tomorrow put
up an article on his blog yesterday
about a California City Council that pre-emptively
voted to defy the extensions of the Patriot
Act. What the article he linked to doesn't
mention is the overall greatness of that
is the web site of the city of Arcata,
California. Bask in it.
There's just so much to enjoy, but the
pinnacle is the infamous Arcata
Eye, the local paper that hosts quite
possibly the most unbearably
insane police log in the United States.
Monday, April 21, 2003
Diamond LeGrande wrote me just now to
let me know about this former Congressman
who was surrounded by rumors of marital
infidelity and the subsequent death of
one of his young female staffers. No,
it's not Gary Condit, it's
the asshat I've been talking about
all day, who somehow never mentioned the
dead staffer found in his office in his
MSNBC bio. (alternate link here
if the Geocities site goes down)
The difference, of course, being that
Gary Condit became the media story
of 2001 prior to mid-September, wheras
so little was ever reported about Congressman
Scarborough, and so little demands were
made of him to comply with an investigation
the way Condit was ordered to by the American
news media that said news media knew little
enough about this man's death scandal
to hire him as a host of his own show.
Turns out Salon just published a piece
this morning titled "10
great moments in jingoism," which
is basically a nice journalistic way of
saying the 10 greatest ways the major
American news networks made complete idiots
out of themselves. And look who got mentioned
in not one, but two of the top 10 moments:
9. Public Enemy No. 2: The French!
"What do you think of the French in
general?" Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto
asked Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., while
interviewing him about how the U.S.
should now deal with nations that opposed
the war. "They're not a power that I
know of ... Why do we even bother with
Joe Scarborough, former Republican
congressman and host of the nightly
"MSNBC Reports" (now called "Scarborough
Country"), took a similarly gratuitous
swipe at our erstwhile allies who opposed
our war with Iraq. Introducing a news
segment about U.S. victories over Iraqi
troops, Scarborough intoned, "But first,
Saddam's French advisors taught him
how to do one thing right: surrender."
8. Public Enemy No. 3: Entertainers!
The worst in this department was most
certainly Scarborough, who devoted regular
segments on his show to mocking celebrities
after it became clear the war was nearly
over. He showed a clip of Jessica Lange
saying, "The path this administration
is on is wrong, and we object. We object
in our hearts, in our minds. It is an
immoral war." Similarly, he showed Ed
Asner saying, "I would never give this
administration any sign of approval,
because I think that they've ripped
up this war to satisfy their own needs,
not the nation's needs."
Neither of these actors, of course,
predicted the U.S. would lose the war.
The fact that the U.S. won doesn't make
their arguments that the war was immoral
or that President Bush is not to be
trusted more or less arguable. But Scarborough
was undeterred. "I've always found it
so remarkable that these leftist stooges,
for anti-American causes, are always
given a free pass," he said April 10.
I think I might have mentioned once or
twice that this guy is an asshat. Sorry
if I hadn't made that clear yet.
Look what traitorous, horrible, anti-American
country trio is still
#1 after 33 weeks on the charts. And
while we're at it, Michael Moore is still
gracing the New York Times Bestseller
list. (via Atrios)
did I speak too soon
Joe Scarborough's "clips-of-movie-stars-saying-things-
because-I-said-so" extravaganza might
have just set a record for the shortest
time holding the "new low" title. Only
because I just came across these ads hosted
by the The
Club for Growth, a Republican organization
that accuses any Republican not voting
for tax cuts as a treasonous Republican
In Name Only. I'm not kidding. Look at
But more important, take a look-see at
the videos. Anyone else notice that?
Yep. That's two Republican senators.
Superimposed against French flags. To
emphasize their disagreement with Bush's
tax plan. Braindead is not only a state,
but apparently serves on the Finance Committee.
Update: Crappity! This
is what happens when I only check
Tom's site every hour instead of half-hour.
we have officially reached a new low
I have no idea who this Scarborough asshat
is on MSNBC; I couldn't care enough to
check the spelling of his last name let
alone look up the first one. But it's
obvious that he's a member of MSNBC's
cadre of "I-play-a-fanatic-Right-WInger-on-TV"
on-air hosts desperate to cull the Fox
News crowd in hope of one day bringing
MSNBC's magazine-show viewership into
triple digits. ("What? Hardball
had 105 viewers last night? Where's the
sherry?") It's a beautiful time we live
in where news stations refuse to show
news and music stations refuse to show
music videos. I figure by the next decade
the Weather Channel will just have programs
about twentysmoethings and their wild
hidden-camera adventures during Hurricane
But I digress. Asshat was given an hour
to bring on an apologetic Democrat and
three Right-Wing "strategists," including
the infamous Kellyanne Conway, who used
to be the prominent Blonde media-saavy
Republican on television until Ann Coulter
became more convincing at pretending she
wasn't over 40. Scar-whatever-the-hell
was on split screen with her and the two
of them had a combination of makeup and
face-pulls to convincingly mimic the villains
in "Star Trek: Insurrection." Basically,
it was a wonderful hour of giggling at
the Democrat for obviously representing
the total viewpoint range of every person
in America left of themselves, followed
by collective verbal group masturbation
about how "Bush was right" about the war.
But the issue that Republicans are touting
now that makes the entire human race look
embarrasing isn't the "Bush was right"
logic, but the "Liberals were wrong" argument.
The asshat host decided that it would
be really, really humorous to cut
to commercials with brief clips of interviews
from eight months ago where people like
Janeane Garofalo and Tim Robbins were
explaining their worst-case fears about
the Iraq war. Because this is both A.
tasteful and B. relevant.
I would love to see mutual giggling over
the videos of Bush noting the nuclear
weapons in Iraq. Or the need to "prove"
Saddam has them, instead of the revised
"verify" we've spun it to. The idea that
the Right can take moral superiority because
they can claim they were "right" about
their personal predictions, such as, you
know, "if we invade Iraq we'll win"- (holy
shit!)- in light of the countless
video archives liberals could pull up
is glaring. If you played a few hours
of Fox News coverage from six months ago,
the difference in excuses for this war
are as damning to Bush's credibility as
any crackpot "it was all the Jews who
done it!" website online.
And I really don't need some whimpering
Democratic strategist defending himelf
in another assault on "liberal Hollywood"
by telling me that protest "is one of
the reasons Americans went to Iraq in
the first place." No, it wasn't. Bush
gave many excuses for invading Iraq, but
I'm damn near positive "defending one's
right to not suggest in any way whatsoever
the negative effects of it and how they
might outweigh the good in the long run"
was never mentioned. Just once, once,
can I get someone to just say "Oh for
Christ's sakes, you has-been political
bottom-feeders, hasn't the utter lack
of your logic registered in your heads?"
The claims that Hollywood and liberals
need to "eat crow" isn't even offensive,
it's just tragically ignorant. With over
a hundred allied soldiers dead, an entire
culture castrated from their history and
culture, thousands marching in the streets
advocating the removal of American troops,
sabre-rattiling at Syria, and a constant
military presence remaining in Iraq and
the White House now projecting an optimistic
minimum of five years for "the Iraqis
to have their own government," no one
on the Right is in a remotely safe position
to tell anyone that "we've won." To say
that "it's over" isn't a sign of smugness,
it's a sign of flat-out ignorance.
Oh, turns out his name's Joe and there
were once enough stupid people to elect
him to Congress. I never knew this country
had a state called "Braindead."
Friday, April 18, 2003
we having bunny? That would be ironic
Going home for Easter. Things that few,
if any, share with me in finding amusing
to resume Sunday night/Monay morning.
Have a good weekend. Now go away.
Thursday, April 17, 2003
I'm leaping for joy. Really.
NYU announced today that my keynote speaker
at commencement next month will be New
York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. I'm sure
you can all imagine the excitement flowing
through the campus right now in the sheer
glee over expectations of a man of such
stage presence and speaking eloquence
as Mike Bloomberg. Additionally, the ceremony
will continue with a fifteen-minute moment
of watching paint dry.
guys claim Baghdad was set up for
surrender in a secret deal. These
guys think the looting of the Baghdad
Museum was a professional job. And these
guys think Micheal Moore didn't get
as many boos as you were meant to believe.
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
comic posted - "Let's pick on everyone!"
It's a fun-filled attack on somewhat-fake
stereotypes and honest-to-god propoganda
posters. I'd like to the College Republicans'
site, but really, why the hell would I
want to do that. Enjoy the funny. Another
down, two more to go.
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Today would have been the day "Steamboat
Willy" became public domain were it not
for the ridiculous Sonny Bono Copyright
Extension Act. As such, copyrights are
extended by 20 years.
It's a ridculous hypocrisy, considering
how Disney is an empire created on the
animation derived from works that have
entered public doma-
Oh my GOD, has anyone else noticed how
absolutely gorgeous it is outside?
is just awesome.
Albiet Japan, not America, this
still restores at least some of my faith
but, whoa, huh, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?
Okay, did I miss the logic on the spin
being generated by this one? Apparently
the news that CNN
hires armed guards and possibly exchanged
silence for government access has
suddenly become proof of CNN's liberal
bias (enjoy the intelligence-destroying
message board under the story for an example
if you don't want to click to a warblog
So, to start with, huh? Inarguably
these are allegations of questionable
tact on behalf of CNN, but how is anything
they may have done a sign of liberal bias?
First of all, the armed guards: yes, confusing
to the military, gives an image of a lack
of journalistic impartiality. But unless
the armed guards they hired were members
of ANSWER handing out anti-government
pamphlets in their off-time, explain to
me how CNN biased themselves against conservatives
As for the "silence for access" issue,
it's pop quiz time: will anyone shocked
at the notion that an American news media
source withheld information from the American
public at the behest of the American government
please take one step forward. Please,
don't all get up at once. In other news:
bears shit in the woods.
Finally, I can't neglect my favorite
line from this article:
In Saturday's New York Post,
columnist Eric Fettmann wrote: ''It's
like saying that the best interests
of journalism would have justified suppressing
stories on the Holocaust in order to
keep a U.S. news bureau in Berlin to
tell Nazi Germany's side.''
For one thing, the fact that even five
minutes on Google can bring up evidence
of the U.S.'s
knowledge and subsequent supression to
the public about the Holocaust in 1941
should be enough to conclude that columnist
Eric Fettmann is a worthless hack who
decided a nice Nazi analogy would be a
good way to make fun of a media outlet
not ownd by Rupert Murdoch. But I'm far
more amused that a man writing under the
highly esteemed auspices of the New York
Post- a 25-cent tabloid which made Ben
Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's engagement
front page news- is writing commentary
about a news outlet's decisions on news
of crucial American interest.
Monday, April 14, 2003
knows, maybe it's the lack of cheerleaders
I don't really watch sports that much,
so I didn't really get into the whole
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon bumped
off the anniversary of Bull Durham
thing. My opinion of the matter come down
to this: were Robbins or Sarandon going
to say anything "political" at the event?
Maybe. Both are vocal but as Sarandon
already showed at the Oscars they can
actually restrain themselves and not be
the stereotype of "Hollywood Libruls"
that television pundits and hack cartoonists
whose money I should be getting instead
of them (cough) love to cast them as.
Except not even the slightest inkling
of evidence proving Robbins and Sarandon
would do this came to light, and so, on
his own prerogative, the guy at the Baseball
Hall of Fame who just happened
to be a former Reagan spokesman took it
upon himself to become psychic.
So, ultimately, it's the same position
about the stupidity of pre-emptive war:
pre-emptive censorship is equally illogical
and indefensible. As such, I'll let this
editorial I found via MWO
do the rest.
all goddamned idiots
The New York smoking ban has taken a
whopping two weeks to claim its first
fatality from asshole-related violence.
And, of course, the blame for this is
being put on, that's right.... the smoking
I repeat: goddamned morons.
Sunday, April 13, 2003
I have no idea what this
is, but I'm apparently ranked #5 on it.
First off, the usual: thanks to all who
wrote, especially those sending in the
"Favorite post/comic/moment" comments,
and forgive me if I couldn't make the
time to repsond to you personally. Second,
bear with me as I plow through this and
then go back to sleep, since I had a very
interesting weekend in which my friend
Shiraz called from Jersey and asked if
I wanted to go with him to Atlantic City
in the middle of the night. So I did.
And then we all went and lost shitloads
of money and came back at 5:00 AM and
frankly, lack of sleep and loss of money
is a not-so-bright combination to your
work ethic. So I'm, just going to throw
out the amusing links, the quality e-mails,
and then go back to bed to feel shitty
some more. Oh, and Shiraz: Atlantic City.
Yeah, great idea. You douche.
Loads of people wrote about the "Maintaining
Support" post. Again, I really wish I
could respond to everyone, but even a
lot of the people I wrote back just got
a "Hey, thanks." Thanks to all for the
support and compliments. Despite the rapidly
approaching horror that will be the end
of XQUZYPHYR & Overboard's print
run for the foreseeable future, the site
is ironically at the height of popularity.
I'm at about 80% of the minimum daily
visit rate I set for myself as a requirement
to start merchandising. So even if the
comic goes away for a while, showing this
place to more friends brings you one step
closer to CafePress money-bilking mayhem.
Bob Rouse sent me a link to a group wanting
to create a government Department
of Peace. For some reason, I feel
uneasy about the idea, because it sounds
far too much like the Ministry of Peace
and considering how the government acts
with its recent new additions to government
offices I don't really think the former
will take place against the latter.
If you didn't read it in the news, then
you can get the link here courtesy of
Davis: It's Saddam's
Love Shack. No, really.
This is a good one, and you should act
now on it since there's only two voting
days left: Paul Feine sent me a link to
this site called FreedomAds,
which is running a contest for amateur
propoganda for and against the War on
Terrorism. There's an archive, and the
finalists for the contest are up there
for voting until April 15th. Personally,
I don't think anything can beat Hercubush,
but that's just me. (As of 4/11, Hercubush
is down due to bandwidth limits. Sorry.)
Burt Humburg sent me a link to this
article rife with more analogies you
can shake a stick at, including religion,
Caligula, and yes- even Star Wars.
Philip Davis gets this week's prize for
keen memory, with this e-mail:
I doubt anyone will be surprised at
the soon-to-be capitalization of America's
"war effort" in Iraq. re: "NBC to Make
TV Movie About POW Jessica Lynch," "Sony
to cash in on Iraq with 'shock and awe'
What did surprise me is this quote from
Julia Day's article on the website mediaguardian.co.uk:
"The phrase, coined by former US navy
pilot Harlan Ullman, was adopted by
Washington to describe the fierce bombardment
of Baghdad on the second night of the
She apparently, along with numerous
others, may have forgotten this
article from four years ago...
Yes, that's Donald Rumsfeld saying it,
and gosh- in an interview about how he
thinks a Democratic president is screwing
up a war. Who'd-a-thunk.
Okay, that's all for you, and for me.
Back to bed. Or work. Or dinner. Whatever.
Saturday, April 12, 2003
It's sad that the United States has now
"liberated the Iraqi people" and told
them that they are free to rebuild their
culture and then allowed
them to destroy most of it in the course
of a day.
In comparison to human life, it is nothing,
I understand. But imagine your local museum.
In New York City, there are many. Now
imagine everything in the museum destroyed.
Every artifact, every antique, every aspect
of archiving the history of a region.
Gone. Because, as the article noted, a
tank and two soldiers couldn't be bothered.
Because of the U.S.'s negligence, the
Iraqi people were allowed to destroy their
own history. That includes a culture from
a pre-Saddam era which could be looked
upon as groundwork for a free Iraq. You'd
think someone in the military might
have considered that important enough
We could also, of course, address how
doing this could possibly mean the United
States has committed a war crime, albiet
a lesser, rather unknown one. But under
1954 Hague Convention for the Protection
of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed
Conflict, it was the duty of the military
to ensure the protection of cultural artifacts
of serious importance unless militarily
necessary to damage.
Maybe it's just the over-cultured New
York liberal in me, but you think maybe
the fucking museum fell
under that category?
this will lead to nothing bad in any way
Ariel Sharon has brushed aside an appeal
by the White House to stop an unprecedented
move by Jewish settlers into a Palestinian
district of Jersualem which his critics
say will further hinder a political
After more than two years of legal and
political wrangling, Mr Sharon's office
approved the plan last week and the
first Jewish families have moved into
new flats in the Ma'aleh Ha'zeitim settlement,
beside the densely populated Arab district
of Ras al-Amoud.
It is the first time a Jewish settlement
has been built in a Palestinian area
of Jerusalem since Israel seized control
of the entire city in 1967.
The prime minister's critics say that
Ma'aleh Ha'zeitim is a political tactic
to block the possibility of dividing
Jerusalem as part of a peace deal.
It also undermines plans under the
Camp David accords for a corridor to
give Palestinians access to Muslim sites
in Jerusalem's old city without having
to pass through Israeli territory.
The flats at Ma'aleh Ha'zeitim are
built on land bought in the 19th century
by religious groups to expand a Jewish
The property fell into Jordanian hands
after Palestine was divided in 1948.
Jewish groups argue that they are entitled
to live on the land, and to remove the
Palestinian "squatters", under the Jews'
right of return.
The courts agree, even though no similar
right is extended to Palestinians driven
from their homes in West Jerusalem.
Moreover, the supreme court has ruled
that Palestinians cannot buy property
in the Jewish quarter of the city, even
if they once lived there.
Look, my positions on the Middle East crisis
are of public record, but I think even people
who disagree with me about it can concede
that this is utterly insane.
Bringing Israeli settlers into the heart
of Palestinian Jerusalem shows that the
current Israeli administration has absolutely
no concern for human life. You can't even
argue that Israel doesn't believe these
settlements will anger terrorist groups
in the West Bank and leave the settlers
open to fatal and horrific danger. The
fact is, there are only two reasons that
Sharon could approve of something like
this: either he has completely lost control
of all of his mental and emotional faculties,
or he deliberately desires a massive surge
in terrorism in Jerusalem as justification
for invading it "for security purposes."
The former means Sharon should no longer
be in office; the latter would mean he
belongs in the Hague.
It's obvious that Arafat is basically
challenging Sharon on a daily basis over
who gives the least of a damn about the
Palestinain refugees, but this is a situation
that even a leader who knows how
to lead couldn't control: with exactly
what words or what security forces could
Arafat use to prevent the obvious backlash
in Jerusalem this news is going to bring?
Maybe it's just because I'm not connected
to Israel. Perhaps if I had family in
Israel that supported the military actions
in the West Bank I'd be more understanding.
again, maybe I wouldn't. But regardless,
I know that if Sharon tries to take over
Jerusalem with a policy of not being willing
to give up any land he's taken, then he's
essentially killed any hopes of peace
for the next generation. And if we believe
those who claim the terrorists seek the
exact smae goal, then we've finally reached
a moral equivalence.
is an amazing article (via TBogg)
about how completely and utterly ineffective
our legislative process is. In the midst
of an attempt to pass a bill officially
making a crime out of covertly filming
up women's skirts in Washington State,
the bill has been battered around numerous
times becuase of in-fighting, backroom
dealing, and bickering over such unrelated
legislation as assault convictions and
Lawmakers in Olympia vowed to approve
legislation that would withstand court
scrutiny, and the House unanimously
passed an up-skirt photography bill.
But Senate Majority Leader Jim West,
R-Spokane, has stalled the measure because
its sponsor won't consider a proposal
to limit medical malpractice awards.
The political maneuvering has disgusted
Jolene Jang of Seattle, who testified
in support of the up-skirt legislation.
Jang was secretly filmed at the Bite
of Seattle more than two years ago when
a man lowered his camera to shoot up
"I feel completely manipulated that
all my innocent efforts in benefiting
society are toyed with by some political
scheming," Jang said, adding she trusted
the Legislature to close the loophole
and feels like a victim "being pushed
around on a playground by a number of
"This is immature. They are not good
role models. Real people are being affected
West said he ordered all of Lantz's
bills to be held until Lantz, chairwoman
of the House Judiciary Committee, heard
legislation on medical malpractice reform,
which Lantz has refused to do.
"I was trying to put pressure on her,"
Lantz said the deal was that she would
rush through legislation that allows
a felony murder charge to be filed against
someone who commits an assault that
results in death. In return, the Senate
would push through her version of the
up-skirt photography bill.
The felony murder bill was signed into
law by the governor. But the deal broke
down when the Senate wouldn't, in turn,
hear Lantz' bill.
Well now, that all makes loads
sense, doesn't it? You know, when this country
was founded, I'm sure that the intention
of the founding fathers was to make a legislative
process that revolves around who got what
because of who's being how much of a cranky
catch 'em all!
I mean, really. What
else does it look like?
Qusay! Sarin attack GO! Alright, so that's
the most horrible thing I've ever said.
Friday, April 11, 2003
me. Shoot me now.
From the dateline of Operation Iraqi
Freedom of Enterprise: NBC's
gonna make a movie about Private Jessica
Lynch. But wait, it gets better. Lynch
and her family currently has no interest
in selling their story to any media outlet...
NBC is going to make the movie anyway.
That's right. Similar to the "unauthorized"
movie about Jesse Ventura where he magically
throughout history suddenly wrestled current
stars from a wrestling show's parent network
that financed the movie, NBC is going
to use the wealth of rock-solid
facts about this story without any confirmation
from the subject. NBC is the parent company
of MSNBC, the network devoted to expressing
its utmost sensitivity and support of
our soldiers. Except, of course, when
there's a buck to be made.
Robert Strong sent me a news link in
which I'm sure we're all suprised as to
the whopping two weeks it took to happen.
Companies have officially begun to make
moves on legal
ownership of the term "Shock and Awe."
Thursday, April 10, 2003
hold rally supporting the Iraq war at
Ground Zero in New York City. Because,
as you all remember, Iraq blew up the
World Trade Center.
Before I get the accusations of lack
of sensitivity here, I want to just point
out the media's own examples of being
sensitive to the complexity of war: I
was watching some of this on CNN before,
and the reporter is interviewing a woman
with a picture of her son serving in combat,
saying how she's here to support her son
in combat and how Sept. 11 was a sign
that we need to send a message to Iraq
that we won't let this happen again. The
reporter made the effort to note the whole,
you know, complete lack of any connection
between Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda whatsoever,
to which the woman replied, "my son before
leaving told me, 'Saddam is firing at
us right now the weapons he said he didn't
have. If Saddam was lying now, he was
Tomorrow likes to say, you just can't
argue with logic like that.
This is usually the time one makes the
obligatory "well of course I support the
troops and hate Saddam and am glad he
is gone" disclaimer that anyone against
the war has realized they have to make
nearly everyday because, yes, there are
literally that many people so oafishly
adamant to the notion that opposition
to war is retroactive support of Saddam
Hussein that it's required. But I think
it's relevant to make some points here,
since I'm sure the likely near-end of
the initial conflict is going to bring
a slew of bragging proud war supporters
demanding satisfaction for, honestly,
doing absolutely nothing that people against
the war didn't do with the exception of
supporting the events that happened.
And that brings me to "supporting the
troops." Jesus, what a loaded statement
that is. I'm told by other liberals that
they "support the troops, but not the
war." Except I don't support sending the
troops into Iraq. I don't support them
being there. I don't support them killing
people, "innocent" or not, and I certainly
don't support such a high military budget
that makes the existence of so many hundreds
of thousands of troops exist in the first
place. So what exactly then am I supporting
when I'm asked if I "support the troops?"
It's really the only thing left: I support
troops not dying. And yet, that's exactly
what I support for the people of Iraq
as well in this war.
Since everyone is treating this like
a game I'll make the token cheesy sports
references. Asking me if I support the
troops is like asking me which team I
want to cheer for in the stands when I
didn't even want to build the stadium
in the first place because the money could
have been better spent on local schools.
I can't address my support of the troops
because I'm being asked by the fans of
the team; they've gone beyond the point
I'm at and have moved to the next level.
Some care about the game and focus on
the team strategies and make projections
on the outcome. On the extremes of both
sides, we just have a lot of people who
just want to argue who has better-looking
cheerleaders. I'm still in the parking
lot complaining that we never should
have built this goddamned stadium.
What do I support for the troops? I support
the troops coming home. I support a domestic
policy that actually fixes this economy
so the troops can have jobs and send their
kids to college and raise families and
not have the single instance of their
lives where the government asks the entire
nation to collectively support them be
when they're killing people. I don't ever
hear a talking head on CNN or Fox News
saying how we should "support the funding
increase on the Board of Education in
Arkansas so high school graduates can
get better jobs and not have the army
as their only career option." You won't
see signs on windows in three years saying
"support the former soldiers' desire to
send their son to Harvard." Last time
I checked, the government just decided
to slash veteran's benefits. To me, that
feels like every sign saying "support
the troops" means "support the troops,
I'm sure many on the pro-war side will
consider my opinions staying the way they
are as some kind of humilation that "I
lost," whatever the hell that means, or
accuse me as I have been accused often
of a blind hatred for Bush and a refusal
to accept anything he does as good.
To that, I also turn to direct interpretation:
so we have "won" the war. Perhaps, in
the next few weeks, we will find evidence
of Saddam's violations of U.N. sanctions
and/or flat-out active weapons of mass
destruction. Again, I sadly realize I
actually have to say that uncovering
this would no doubt be a good thing, but
again I also ask, how does this change
the past? How does this alter the illegitimacy
of the invasion in the first place?
The more obnoxious of the pro-war side
have attempted to gloat about the progress
of the war and the fall of Baghdad, explaining
that even with the cost of civilian life,
it was worth it because we got rid of
Hussein. Quite simply, I'm not humbled,
nor do I even feel that this person is
correct in their ascertainment that "they
were right all along." They were wrong
before, and even though they find themselves
right now, it doesn't make their previous
actions corrected, no matter what you
say. Stop making the faulty "would you
have killed Hitler" argument. We know
only of the past and the present, and
whatever the future holds in no way lessens
the immorality of how we started this
war: Instigating war with a constantly-changing
rationale and a near-complete dearth of
evidence. One dead civilian, let alone
a thousand, will never be justified with
"see, we told you so."
We could find nukes, Anthrax, a mass
grave of a million skulls, Jimmy Hoffa,
and proof that Saddam single-handedly
created the AIDS virus. It will never
alter the fact that we didn't have this
before we started a war. Justification
can not be declared after the fact. The
ends will never justify the means because
the means are, by definition, unjustifiable.
We started a war. We had no evidence.
We had no moral reason. We altered both
the rational and the excuse multiple times,
and ultimately we killed thousands of
civilians and lost hundreds of soldiers
to test a theory. History will never forget
that, no matter how great and how beautiful
we claim we've made the world.
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
comic posted - "Some assembly required."
Yes, I could have made a U.N. General
Assembly joke, but really, you'd be too
busy with your printers to find that clever.
If you actually do cut this thing out,
I would recommend using the large format.
Actually, I would recommend not doing
it at all, since my low weekend hit count
indicates most of you read the strip instead
of actually working at your office. Introducing
scissors to the equation could lead to
horrific results. As an unemployed college
student, I take full initiative in telling
all you lazy bastards to get off your
ass and get back to work.
sometimes farce comes naturally
Charles Knoles sends me this Australian
Broadcasting Corporation analysis
of some of Fox News' groundbreaking reporting.
(Enjoy the videos)
farce is deliberate...
Chris Waldrop sends me a link to Infinite
Jest's latest stab at the Iraq war,
this time with some original leaflets
you won't see anytime soon. Sad, since
some of them seem more believable than
the real ones.
Tuesday, April 08, 2003
no talking in the library..."
Ah, yes. Four years of the best film
school in the country and he's quoting
The Substitute. Sorry about those
thousands of dollars, Mom.
Anyhoo, as I've noted a few times before
on this site, there are no Americans more
greatly devoted to the First Amendment
than librarians and independent booksellers,
and Scott sent me an e-mail with two links
proving that yet again. Similar to an
earlier post I made in February about
bookstores purging records to prevent
the government's new powers under the
Patriot Act to find out everything you've
been reading, libraries are now joining
in the activity. And in light of the
rules of the Patriot Act forbidding libraries
from telling you that the government that
Really Really Cares About You is doing
this, some libraries have taken note by
following the rules in a completely
Monday, April 07, 2003
The United States prison population has
two million people. Currently one
out of every 142 Americans are incarcerated.
But golly, it sure is worth it what with
the complete lack of pot on the streets,
(link via BuzzFlash)
forget, we won, remember?
Kill him, the order came back, and
Ricardo Munguia, whose body was found
with 20 bullet wounds last month, became
the first foreign aid worker to die
in Afghanistan since the Taliban's ouster
from power 18 months ago.
The manner of his death suggests the
Taliban is not only determined to remain
a force in this country, but is reorganizing
and reviving its command structure.
There is little to stop them. The soldiers
and police who were supposed to be the
bedrock of a stable postwar Afghanistan
have gone unpaid for months and are
At a time when the United States is
promising a reconstructed democratic
postwar Iraq, many Afghans are remembering
hearing similar promises not long ago.
Instead, what they see is thieving
warlords, murder on the roads, and a
resurgence of Taliban vigilantism.
"It's like I am seeing the same movie
twice and no one is trying to fix the
problem," said Ahmed Wali Karzai, the
brother of Afghanistan's president and
his representative in southern Kandahar.
"What was promised to Afghans with the
collapse of the Taliban was a new life
of hope and change. But what was delivered?
Nothing. Everyone is back in business."
The full article here
Remind me, again, how we decided that our
job was done in Afghanistan?
If I have time I'll try to post early
today, but if not I'll probably be busy
starting late this afternoon since I might
be going to a Daily Show taping. Of course,
the day I go has to be a day, in April,
after I've left my winter coat home from
Spring Break, that it's SNOWING. To quote
the Kids in the Hall sketch, "WHO IS RESPONSIBLE
Update: Plans cancelled, due to
the weather. Somehow I'm not too distraught.
Just a few I took note of during the
weekend reading. As always, apologies
to anyone I didn't respond to. Lack of
time corresponds directly with slightly
less than four weeks of college left.
A theme this week can be "stuff I saw
from a lot of people a while ago and ignored
because I'm a slacker but now I've been
sent links to them again by people so
I'm grateful for the reminder." Hence,
Aimee Woznick's link to a revised
war terminology guide, and Scott's
link to the WMD
404 error. And before you send me
the e-mail about the last one: no I didn't.
In addition, Burt reminds me that people
are still at it with the ready.gov
stuff. I blame only myself for not cashing
in on the brief (though probably illegal)
bootleg T-shirt market. Damn bootleg T-shirts.
If Cafepress let you make black shirts
I'd have Overboard-Pirate Skulls faster
than you could say "Cease and Desist from
As for my own reminders, I'm still taking
public opinons about my
prior "favorite things from the last year"
Friday, April 04, 2003
are you and what did you do with the crappy
Still reeling from the utter
garbage that was its "feature" hack-job
"50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers" article,
the New York Press actually blew my mind
a readable front-page feature this
week in the form of Christopher Brodeur's
coverage of the USA TV movie about Rudy
Giuliani. For those not aware of the history,
Brodeur could very well be the official
most hateful opponent of the former Mayor.
As you can imagine, his opinions on the
movie, which was hindered from the beginning
by... well... being a friggin' USA
made-for-TV movie let alone all but
claiming Giuliani cured cancer, are well
worth a read.
green is this Augie
Well great, it's bad enough that her
artwork has to be better than mine, it's
bad enough that she had to move to New
York and make my aspiring publication
chances even slimmer, now Mikhaela has
to go and start, you know, getting
the recognition she deserves and all
If you never pored over her site via
the link page before, give it a go one
of these days. Now if you'll excuse me,
I'm going to go sulk in the corner in
pathetic jealousy now.
this inspires confidence
Missile accidentally shoots down U.S.
F-18. This is, in fact, the second
time a Patriot has accidentally shot allied
aircraft, the latter incident mentioned
killing two airmen. Just to remind everyone,
we've been at war for only two weeks.
I am truly sorry for the familes of thse
killed airmen who had to die in quite
possibly the stupidest way possible in
this war. Yet, it points out a historical
theme. This government has a profound
history of employing the military equivalent
of Hubble Telescopes just to get them
into the battlefield. You can imagine,
of course, the confidence a missile that
accidentally targets its own side projects
towards Bush's desire to install anti-missile
batteries around the perimeter of the
But, as my previous post has already
mentioned, at least there's no chemical
weapons threat against the troops. But,
in hindsight, I think a lot of them sort
of already knew that.
Coming in 2006: SDI turret accidentally
targets Providence, Rhode Island.
Thursday, April 03, 2003
Because, you know, the vibrators weren't
A combination photograph shows fashionable
masks worn by people in Hong Kong to
protect themselves against the Severe
Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in
this April 2, 2003 file photo. Residents
of Hong Kong, always quick to spot a
fashion trend, are turning to colorful
surgical masks to beat the blues as
a deadly virus stalks the territory.
That's the photo caption, verbatim. And
yes, that's Hello Kitty and Ultraman among
the masks. Sanrio has now branched out
to Hello Kitty brand deadly virus protection
I'm more than a little confused by this
one. According to this news report, the
Oregon legislature- yes, that's Oregon-
the same state that fielded such other
shining examples of evolution in sophisticated
government like proposiing that every
citizen of Oregon be legally required
to own a gun to "make the state too dangerous
for criminals-" is pushing
a bill that declares anti-war protestors
as terrorists and subjects them to a risk
of 25 years to life for certain actions
conducted during protest:
Dubbed Senate Bill 742, it identifies
a terrorist as a person who "plans or
participates in an act that is intended,
by at least one of its participants,
to disrupt" business, transportation,
schools, government, or free assembly.
Anyone catch that last one there? So,
if this bill passes, then it's a crime
to plan or participate in an act that
disrupts free assembly... which means
we can throw in jail anyone who voted
for for a bill disrupting free assembly,
roomate = Awesome
Via Chris' latest post over at Do
You Feel Loved:
I'll start with the ridiculously easy,
ducks-in-a-barrel argument: taking on
the kind of twat who rants "Remember
Thom, if it wasn't for us Americans
and our 'corrupt' government, you'd
be speaking German right now!" Yes,
"us Americans" did a really great job
fighting the Nazis, didn't we, YOU DUMBFUCK?
I remember single-handedly butchering
an entire S.S. regiment with nothing
but my bare hands and, late in the fighting,
the sheet music to John Phillip Souza's
"The Star-Spangled Banner." Point being,
we didn't do jack fucking shit to save
Britain, you asshole -- people who were
alive sixty years ago did. What makes
you think that you or I, just because
we have a blue passport with eagles
on the front, can coast on their good
fucking karma for the rest of our lives?!?
America -- all countries -- absolutely
should not be viewed simply as the sum
total of their good and bad deeds, because
those were deeds committed by people
who are now dead, senile, fat, out of
power, etc. What matters is what we
are doing RIGHT NOW, our attitudes RIGHT
NOW, and those, let's be frank, are
petulant, childish, and very dangerous.
Of course those are shaped by the past,
and of course we shouldn't ignore it,
but we shouldn't expect it to give us
a magical ticket that says "It's OK,
do what you want, because boy howdy
you sure did win that Spanish-American
War over a century ago!" And can I also
point out that the application of this
argument to a jingoistic anti-French
sentiment is also patently absurd (obviously).
Every time I see someone berating the
French about our assistance in World
War II and how they "owe" us, I just
want to scream "LAFAYETTE, LAFAYETTE,
LAFAYETTE! THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT THE FRENCH YOU
BLISTERED, BLEEDING COCK!"
There's more, and it's brilliant. Absolutely
fucking brilliant. Go read it and enjoy
A former oil worker who went partially
blind and suffered nerve damage while
being held hostage in Iraq in 1990 has
received $1.75 million in damages
from Iraqi funds frozen by the U.S.
Jack Frazier, 65, was one of 178 former
hostages who successfully sued the Republic
of Iraq for illegally detaining them
before the 1991 Gulf War.
Frazier was working for Bechtel Corp.,
which was building a crude oil refinery
in Iraq in August 1990, just before
Iraq invaded Kuwait. He said he and
co-workers were awakened on Aug. 18,
1990, and detained in the empty U.S.
ambassador's home. Soldiers would not
let anyone out for medicine, he said.
Because he couldn't get insulin, Frazier
went blind in one eye and lost 60 pounds.
His muscles and nerves began failing.
He has no sensation from his knees to
his toes or from his fingertips to his
Although U.S. law allowed hostages
to sue foreign countries, it did not
provide a mechanism for releasing frozen
assets from those nations. That changed
when the Terrorism Insurance Bill became
law last year.
Well god, this is just unfair and offensive.
Where are the brave Congressional lawmakers
demanding reguation that limits this man's
settlement to $250,000?
but can he dance?
Slate has compiled actual quotes from
Donald Rumsfeld and framed
them into poems. Enjoy.
When you're done with those, you can
check out a similar
job done to Bush's dialogue from a
site Chris Grealy sent me.
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Okay, now that I'm done venting like
a hyperactive psychopath, we're at about
a 65% liklihood now that my hosting company,
in light of my apocalyptic predictions
about my billing problem rivaling the
fictional babble of the "Left Behind"
series, are going to... ummm... refund
my money and fix the problem shortly.
Well then. I'm a rather large tool.
comic posted - "Blow it out your..."
As one of the few members of WSN staff
that doesn't need to go outside every
hour for a smoke break, you can imagine
how little sympathy I got on this subject.
But like all the other places that have
(and will) ban smoking in public, New
York's going to eventually adapt. Frankly,
if I hear one more person tell me how
horrible the new ban is because "smoking
is part of New York," I'm going to vomit.
The only thing worse are the morons who
claim they're not going to visit New York
anymore because of the "fascist smoking
ban." Seriously. If you're never going
to visit the MoMA because you can't light
up anymore in the bar down the street,
then I really feel sorry for you.
Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Just an advance warning, and one I hope
leads in no way to frutrition, but if
by any chance this site is suddenly down,
or for that matter magically changed into
a porn site sometime in the next few days,
it's due to a stupid hassle I'm going
through with my site hosting company over
a pathetic discrepancy of less than thirty
bucks. Yet since I've reached the point
where I called my credit card bank to
have payment blocked to my hosting company,
god knows what they'll do in response.
You know, I'm really pissed about it
because up until now they were great people
who never caused a single mistake with
my service. But when they decide to charge
me for something I never asked for, then
refuse to have ANY form of live support
to handle a billing adjustment and instead
just go with it and e-mail me telling
to send them my bill in six weeks when
I get it in the mail because, you know,
that's fucking easier or something,
I decide that a credit card company with
24-hour service that can, in five minutes,
block payments to people, is much
easier to work with.
Hopefully, the hosting people will get
the notice on non-payment at the same
time they get the e-mail emphasizing my
desire to never have been given the "service
upgrade" they charged me for never ordering
in the first place and everything will
work out within 24 hours. Or, they could
just suspend my account for not paying
them for something I never ordered, and
everything can go to shit over thirty
bucks, because hey, that's how advanced
The site's on-off screwed up again, damned
if I know why. Sorry for any inconvenience.
day should be a day like today!
According to Neal Pollack (no, he's not,
it's even spelled a different way) it's
Fun of Dick and Lynne Cheney Day.
So, consider my hatred for them multiplied
for the next 24 hours.
Not really sure how much anti-Cheney
content to provide, save a necessary link
Morford of the San Francisco Gate,
whose routine lambasting of Lynne Cheney
is now famous across the Western American