…the parrots begin to jabber

This is what Willis was talking about!

Move over, John Dean

A little laugh out loud material from Scott McClellan’s little book excerpt read at yesterday’s press love in.  According to McClellan:

The President didn’t do enough in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina?  (sigh) The latest stupid ass to make this claim.  These people had 3 days warning!  Three days.  The New Orleans mayor and Louisiana governor (both Dems) sat there and watched the clouds roll in then watched the hundreds of city owned buses get buried up to the little bluebird decal in Lake Pontchartrain water.  I’m not clear what Bush was supposed to do.  Local officials didn’t seem to care until the cameras started to rolled and the town got looted and destroyed beyond recognition.  But that was the President’s fault.       

The President lied about the war.  First things first.  I have several problems with this president but this isn’t about his book.  It’s about McClellan’s.  This was the president’s press secretary.  He stood up every morning to the press and to the nation and announced positions and defended statements that NOW he claims were lies and cover ups?  So, this man is a liar at best.  

This smells like the worst form of profit taking that the libs bitch about so vehemently from evil, soulless, children’s soul stealing CEOs.  Unlike fellow former Bushies Paul O’Neill and Richard Clarke, this guy has dirty hands.  They were certainly opportunists but McClellan stoked a fire, added wood, then yelled “FIRE” at $19.95 a copy.     

May 29, 2008 Posted by | "News stories", Book Shelf, Politics?, social | , , , , | 1 Comment

two and a half hours with 5 and no college football mentioned?!

Met 5 for lunch then across the way to Starbucks for some coffee and conversation. Snapped this pic of the fireplace while 5 hit the bathroom. The following is the list of categories on this blog. I’ve scratched through the ones we didn’t hit on. Great day!  *Bold type indicates when we spent the most time.  (not listed story of me almost killing myself with a gasoline fire in my backyard from the day before)   

“News stories”
Book Shelf
Church
College Football
I’ll take that punch in the face now
Music
Politics?
social
Spare time
Sports
Stabbing deaths
Stuff
Stupid complaint letters
The Mick
These made the man
TV
Web brilliance
Wha had happened was…
What the…
What would you do?

May 3, 2008 Posted by | "News stories", Blogroll, Book Shelf, Church, College Football, I'll take that punch in the face now, Music, Politics?, social, Spare time, Sports, Stuff, The Mick, These made the man, TV, Web brilliance, Wha had happened was..., What the..., What would you do? | 1 Comment

Goodbye to an American thinker. William F. Buckley (1925-2008)

Rest in peace, William

Just a small sample from Buckley:

“Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.” 

“There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.” 

“I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word “fair” in connection with income tax policies.” 

“Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people’s freedom and security.” 

“I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.” 

“The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.” 

“Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.”

Not new to this bandwagon (Link)

February 28, 2008 Posted by | "News stories", Book Shelf, Politics?, social, These made the man | Leave a comment

You be asleep right after Anderson Cooper, mister.

Had dinner with some friends this week.  One of them is in a touring Christian rock band. We were talking about mission trips, toilet paper, our old high schools, and we heard a cool story about something that happened to him this week.  The subject soon turned to politics.  After admitting that he doesn’t know much about politics, he leans back to proclaim something political. I wasn’t really listening. His wife then said; “When do you watch those shows? We don’t watch them. We don’t have cable. That’s probably what you’re doing on the road in your hotel room. I don’t think I like that.” 

Relaaaaax, Mrs. Rock Star. It could be worse than a little Hannity and Colmes.  Exhibit: AB, and C

August 10, 2007 Posted by | Book Shelf, Music, Politics?, social, What the... | 4 Comments

How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin. -Ronald Reagan

DutchPie gave me my current read early this Summer, The Reagan Diaries.  It is a page turner.  What a great life!  What a great man.  Standard operating procedure for most books with me is breeze throught it quickly then, read it again.  I will enjoy this one the second time around as much as the first, I’m sure. 

July 19, 2007 Posted by | Book Shelf, Politics?, social | 3 Comments