Friday, October 28, 2005

Friday sea turtle blogging

Hawksbill turtle up close and personal (for reference,
hawksbill turtle, Saba, September 26, 2005, Nikon
N80/105mm macro/Ikelite housing with dual Ikelite
DS-125 strobes on Velvia 50 [click to enlarge]).

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I called it on Miers

Should have posted it, but I said earlier this week:

Dubya will withdraw the Miers nomination this week and then quickly nominate a RW whack conservative.

Why? Why this week? Because he needs to keep Plamegate off the front pages and needs to put up a distraction from any coverage when the indictments of his maladministration thugs are handed up. Added benefit, it gets the RW back in alignment with him to provide lots of kneejerk support for him in the midst of his legal woes.... And with the distraction and confusion, hell, he might even be able to get the RW nominee through. Of course, Dubya didn't think of this; this is pure Rove MO. Possibly a parting gift, you might say.

So we're half the way there. Watch this space. Betcha the announcement of the replacement nominee comes within minutes of the announcement of the indictments.


David Sirota calls it precisely the same way.


That was Matt Singer on David Sirota's blog.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Some folks never learn....

The Onion should really send a "thank you" note to the White House for this. Seems someone just wasn't paying attention to Bill O"Reilly and his stoopid lawsuit against Al Franken for his "Lie and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" book. Tossed out of court with a vicious slap at the FauxSnooze/O'Reilly lawyers, and a load of free publicity as icing on the cake. Nothing like giving the people who make fun of you lots of exposure....

But, sadly, you really can't expect the maladministration to act outside its knee-jerk reptilian reflexes....

Friday, October 21, 2005

Friday fishblogging

Trumpetfish up close and personal.

(for reference, trumpetfish, Saba, September 28, 2005,
Nikon N80/105mm macro/Ikelite housing with dual
Ikelite DS-125 strobes on Velvia 100 [click to enlarge]).

"Let Me Eat Cake!!!"

While people were dying in New Orleans, Dubya's whiz-kid Michael Brown was making dinner plans and thinking of how best to photo-op himself.

From: Bahamonde, Marty
Sent: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 11:20 AM
To: ''
Subject: New orleans

Sir, I know that you know the situation is past critical. Here some things you might not know.
Hotels are kicking people out, thousands gathering in the streets with no food or water.
Hundreds still being rescued from homes.

The dying patients at the DMAT tent being medivac. Estimates are many will die within hours. Evacuation in process. Plans developing for dome evacuation but hotel situation adding to problem. We are out of food and running out of water at the dome, plans in works to address the critical need.


From: Worthy, Sharon [Brown's press secretary] []
Sent: Aug. 31, 2:00 p.m.
To: 'Valerie.Smith@DHS.GOV'
Cc: [...] '' [FEMA deputy director of public affairs]
Subject: Scarborough

Please schedule Joe Scarborough this evening for 9pmCST period. Spoke with his producer and told him to call you. Mr. Brown wants to do this one.

Also, it is very important that time is allowed for Mr. Brown to eat dinner. Gievn [sic] that Baton Rouge is back to normal, restaurants are getting busy. He needs much more that [sic] 20 or 30 minutes. We now have traffic to encounter to get to and from a location of his choise [sic], followed by wait service from the restaurant staff, eating, etc.

Sharon Worthy
Press Secrtary [sic]

From: Bahamonde, Marty
Sent: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 2:44 PM
To: Taylor, Cindy; Widomski, MIchael
Subject: Re: Scarborough

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! No won't go any further, too easy of a target. Just tell her that I just ate an MRE and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants. Maybe tonight I will have time to move the pebbles on the parking garage floor so they don't stab me in the back while I try to sleep; but instaed [sic] I will hope her wait at Ruth Christ [sic] is short. But I know she is stressed so I won't make a big deal about it and you shouldn't either.

And Brown is still on the payroll. Wha??????

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" -- Dubya

At what point are criminal indictments not sufficient, and pitchforks and buckets of tar and feathers more appropriate?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

"The Wizard of Oz: The Reality Show"

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain...."


The theatrics are getting so cheap that even the Freepers are going to have a hard time believing this stuff. Ummm, then again, maybe not. But that's because the Freepers have the (collective) intelligence of a garden slug.

"Galaxy Quest: The Reality Show"

"So long as I'm the president, we're never going to back down, we're never going to give in, we'll never accept anything less than total victory," Bush said.
Compare and contrast:
"Never give up. Never surrender!" -- Jason Nesmith as Commander Peter Quincy Taggart of the NSEA Protector
Yes, we have our own reality show version of "Galaxy Quest" with the estimable George Dubya Bush in the role of Captain Queeg....

Can't you just imagine Rove as Dr. Lazarus:
"By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan, I shall avenge
For myself, I envision Rove in an orange jumpsuit instead....