November 4, 2005

Zack confronts Jessie about her addiction to caffiene pills

If you are between the ages of 21 and 28, this is without a doubt the "who shot J.R." television moment of your generation. Happy Friday.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:32 AM

November 3, 2005

Oh. My. God.

How does George W. Bush's staff handle a visit to a historically black college? By closing the cafeteria and having security guards tell the students to get their meals via the back entrance.

Look, I worked for a mere few months as a staffer for a local politician, and I can't even get into how much scrutiny you had to put into handling everything with taste and tact. How in god's name can Bush be the President for five years and have a staff that works this way? They might as well have turned hoses and dogs on the students.

The right-wingers talk constantly how important it was for Bush to be surrounded by smart people. Why are we constantly alerted to the fact, then, that he's surrounded by absolute morons?

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:24 PM

Time to do research (the horror!)

Hearings on Alito will not begin until January, after the holiday recesses. Cue foaming from the usual suspects.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 6:18 PM

The City of No Shit, Population Duh

Josh Marshall is reporting that, following the successful GOP bid to remove the judge in the DeLay trial because he's a Democrat, DA Ronnie Earle is now trying to have the new judge removed because he's a Republican.

Number of sentient carbon-based life forms on the planet earth that did not see this coming: 5. Maybe 6.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:46 AM

November 2, 2005

Change of heart or stealth Souter?

Given Samuel Alito's documented defense of gay rights and privacy while he was at Princeton, this should all raise some serious paranoia among the right.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 3:00 PM

The hell?

Umm... vote Ferrer? I think?

Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:33 AM

November 1, 2005

You broke my heart

So, let me get this straight. Republicans spent months bragging about the chance they'll have to to nominate the first Hispanic, and claiming in advance that opposition to Janice Rogers Brown or Condoleeza Rice is "racism." Then Bush ultimately decides to put two white Ivy Leage men on the Supreme Court. The result? Democrats are the ones being racist!

Hyperbole is far from short in the internet community, but I think I can apply the too-frequently-used tag here of "the death of irony." It seems to be the only fitting description of turning on the TV and seeing Orrin Hatch explain how liberals are racists because they oppose a white guy.

Hatch, to his credit, delivered a performance of mock indignation at non-existent racism unseen since Senator Geary gave his speech about Italians in The Godfather pt. II. Nonsense like this really does make me wonder how people like Hatch sleep at night, though I'm learning to believe, like Geary, it involves being in a drunken stupor with one's arms around a dead prostitute.

Hatch and the rest of the conservatives had "liberals hate black people" ready for the talk show circuit right until they found out Brown wasn't getting the nod. All of a sudden, attacking Democrats for not supporting a minority has become attacking Democrats for supporting a minority. Hatch wants to have his cake and eat it in the private country club too; if he's really going to toe the line that opposition to Alito is really just an elitist Scandanavian conspiracy, he deserves the increased laugher from what he normally receives on a daily basis.

Later: Kay confronts Michael and reveals she actually had an abortion. She is immediately imprisoned for failing to notify Michael first.

Update: A brief reminder from MyDD:

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Limbaugh took to referring to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin as 'Mayor Nayger', which is undeniably racist. It's a combination of 'Nagin' and... I don't really need to spell it out, do I? It's the man's name plus an ethnic slur. Now, that's racist.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:31 AM

He's also a doctor!

The Adventures of Dr. McNinja may, or may not, but likely is, among the greatest things ever put on the internet.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:16 AM

October 31, 2005

Latest comic - "Right-Wingers' favorite scary movies"

And a Happy Hallows to you all. Yes, thanks to the combined magic of advance deadlines and wishful thinking, half the protagonists in the final panel have not actually met their respective Jack Nicholson. Let us merely hope that, as with real scary movies, we'll see a large handful of sequels.

Now, buy some crap.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:40 AM