Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quote from Frank Rich

From today's New York Times:

Not all Republicans are so clueless, whether in Congress or beyond. Charlie Crist, the moderate Florida governor who appeared with the president in his Fort Myers, Fla., town-hall meeting last week, has Obama-like approval ratings in the 70s. Naturally, the party’s hard-liners in Washington loathe him. Their idea of a good public face for the G.O.P. is a sound-bite dispenser like the new chairman, Michael Steele, a former Maryland lieutenant governor. Steele’s argument against the stimulus package is that “in the history of mankind” no “federal, state or local” government has ever “created one job.” As it happens, among the millions of jobs created by the government are the federal investigators now pursuing Steele for alleged financial improprieties in his failed 2006 Senate campaign.

The piece is nice in pointing out the delusional quality of far-right Republican thinking. And Michael Steele's comment is about as stupid as they get.

But the mention of Michael Steele also brings back memories of the 2004 Republican Convention, and this stirring minority report, if you will, by Stephen Colbert:

So when Steele says stupid things as quoted above, I cannot help but hear Colbert say, "The L G of M, Jon!" "It's crab, Jon! Crab! In cake form. Does that mean anything to you?"

Wishing you all a night of deliciousness,
Your Humble Correspondent.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ben & Jerry's Bush Regime Ice Cream Flavors

The email I received this in said that it was a contest held by Ben and Jerry's; I have no idea if it's true. Wherever these came from, I think they're pretty funny (my favorites are asterisked):

Grape Depression*

Abu Grape

Cluster Fudge*

Nut'n Accomplished

Iraqi Road

Chock 'n Awe


Impeach Cobbler



Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker... Swirl

Heck of a Job, Brownie!*

Neocon Politan

RockyRoad to Fascism

The Reese's-cession

Cookie D'oh!

The Housing Crunch

Nougalar Proliferation

Death by Chocolate... and Torture

Credit Crunch

Country Pumpkin

Chunky Monkey in Chief

George Bush Doesn't Care About Dark Chocolate

WM Delicious

Chocolate Chimp

Bloody Sundae

Caramel Preemptive Stripe

I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of
thousands...with nuts

Friday, February 13, 2009

Third Blog Opens to Absolutely No Fanfare At All


I have a knitting blog; I've blogged about other things there on occasion, but it seems sort of rude to do that to someone who goes there for the infrequent knitting posts.

I have an unemployment blog; my occasional posts are generally for former coworkers who miss the weird stories I made up at work to keep myself entertained.

But there are other things I wish to write about from time to time that don't fit under 'knitting' or 'things most people who actually know me would be interested in'. Odd remarks on, or the occasional full review, of books I've read. Rantings about political crap. Simspons quotes. Long passages of purple prose about my true love for Distiller's Edition 17 year old Lagavulin double-matured single malt scotch.

So I'll be fixing up this blog along the way, adding gadgets, links, and odds and ends of writings.

There will be links to my other blogs, and if you just can't get enough of me, you can subscribe to all three. Woo hoo.