30 November 2007

The New Media Darling!

In the last week or so, Mike Huckabee has moved from an also ran to a media darling. He is closing the gap on the leader in Iowa, Mitt. His style seems to be appealing to the voters. But is it his message? Not really! Iowa is one of the whitest and most conservative states and his stands are more appealing than those of Mitt.

I do not think that he will fair well in NH, he may play well in SC, after all he will be one of them, a WASP. But will any of this play well in the rst of the primaries, most likely not. He may well be gone before the majors.

IMO, Huckabee has a disconnect with the majority of people in the US. But he will be the darling of the media, until he begins to be pushed aside by the other Repub candidates, as the primaries move forward.

Sorry, Mike. Politics is a vice that you should have avoided.

29 November 2007

Latest Republican Debate

Last night the CNN/YouTube debate took place. What can I say? YAWN! This idea is just f*cking silly! I will agree that the web is the next frontier for elections and campaigns, but the YouTube thing is just not what it needs to be. CNN as usual lost control of the debate, especially the audience. They allowed the candidates to try and be cute and humorous, the candidates failed miserably. With that said I will move on.

From the beginning it was the Mitt and Rudy dog and pony show. Just what CNN wanted. They attacked each other from the start. The others were just there. Huckabee got a few jabs in--Paul was his normal calm confrontational self--Thompson --who knows?--Tancredo and hunter were--oh hell--who cares?

As usual the debate was around immigration, guns, abortions, do dah do dah. And as usual there was very little on issues that effect "real" people. As usual, emotional bullsh*t ruled the day.

So you want to know who won? Since there must be a winner and a loser in the American mindset--the winner was ....thinking....thinking.....I GOT NOTHING!

The losers were the voter. None of these guys gave anything but a canned bullsh*t explanation of their policies. The loser was CNN for a failed experiment. So I guess with they way it was handled--the winners would be Rudy and Mitt for they were allowed the most time to attack each other.

All in all, it was a total waste of my time.

Enuff said? you betcha!

28 November 2007

Huckabee Gains On Mitt

At least in Iowa that is. But is that indicative of what is happening all over the country? I saw probably not. Iowa is a mostly white, very conservative state. Huckabee pretty much fits the bill. But keep in mind that Iowans do not like to be told who to vote for or who the leader is in their state.

Mitt is leading only because he has been campaigning in the state for a long time. Huckabee however has only been there a short period of time in comparison and he is gaining on Mitt. Of course, the media sees this as a trend nationwide with the Repubs. I say it is just a blip in the radar scope of the primaries. Huckabee will probably not do well in NH, but possible well in SC and then he will move on to Mich and others where his luster will fade.

The media likes him for now, because he makes a good stroy, but he will be ignored as the primaries move on. IMO, he is not a threat to the ones that the media is pushing.

Let The Fights Begin

You asked for it and now you have it! For months the media has been bitchin' and whinin' that the candidates are too meek with each other. They want a nasty, dirty, cat fight. as the Primaries approach the candidates are turning up the rhetoric. and that is all it is political rhetoric.

Mitt and Rudy are trading barbs, back and forth in the media. Clinton and obama are doing the same. The media is in the corner jerking off. They had been pushing the top candidates to do this and now they got their wishes.

The media wants this type of exchanges, it keeps the candidates from addressing the "real" needs and issues of the people. It does however assist the media in their ratings and that is the bottom line in the political media. It is never about the issues. The voters are subjected to he said she said, and that keeps the real issues in the background.

BTW, the media is choosing your candidate for you. Are you happy now? It has got to be easier than thinking. We would not want the voter to get a headache, would we?

27 November 2007


Since I am an old fart, I have been watching the American society slowly, but slowly destroy itself, politically. Everything started falling apart in 1968, this is when the fringe factions started influencing the DNC. The war was raging, tempers were raging and all was starting to unravel. Look at the things that influenced, many, many deaths in Vietnam, the young did not want to fight and the young wanted a new direction for the country. And then the Dem convention in Chicago, where the lid blew off the pot. (no pun intended).

The anti-war faction and the social liberals started influencing the Party. That is why McGovern became the candidate over Humphrey or Muskie. The violence in the streets were turning voters from the Dems and this lead to the conserv democrat surge in the South. Because of this the repubs gained many new voters and helped give Nixon a win.

Fast forward to 2007. Now take a good look at the repubs, their party is unraveling before their eyes, just as the Dems did in '68. Fringe factors had gain too much influence on the direction of the Party and the bailing began. There are too many factions struggling for control and influence; this will prove fatal to the election for the repubs.

This repub struggle will most likely give the election to the dems. Then the repubs will have to reinvent themselves just as the dems had to in the past.

My only question is, whether any of this will help the common man? It did not when the dems had to reinvent. Only time will tell. The remake will be interesting to watch.


Mouth Of The South Quits

Sen Trent Lott (R-MS) has announced his resignation before the end of the year. Is he leaving to avoid a heated re-election? Hell no! He is moving on for the cash. you see, if he waits for his term to expire he will have to wait 2 yrs before he can become a high priced lobbyist. By leaving now, he will be eligible next year. It is always about the money. Look at all the Repubs jumping ship before the next election. Ask why would these guys give up all that seniority? It is all about the cash! Anything else that is reported is just bullsh*t!

I look for him to become an associate with Mississippi's governor Barbour who is a high priced lobbyist, at least his firm is. The best interests of the country never plays into the equation. The best intersts of the State never plays into the equation. It is now and always about the cash.

26 November 2007

Professor's Poll Watch

Since the media is pushing for a Clinton/Giuliani match-up next Novemeber I thought I would give you a poll breakdown of the possibility.

11/01 to 11/20-44.5%47.2%Clinton +2.7%
Rasmussen11/19 - 11/20800 LV46%42%Giuliani +4%
FOX News11/13 - 11/14900 RV43%47%Clinton +4%
Cook/RT Strategies11/08 - 11/11855 RV43%46%Clinton +3%
NBC/WSJ11/01 - 11/051509 A45%46%Clinton +1%
CNN11/02 - 11/04929 RV45%51%Clinton +6%
USA Today/Gallup

Professor's Classroom

It is another Monday and another quiz. I may re-evaluate this feature after the first of the year. Since it is not too damn popular, I may discontinue it. I was hoping that it would help educate the people on history, politics and such, but so far it has not lived up to my expectations. The first meeting of the Inkwell 4 in january will determine its fate.

Enough whining and I shall move on to the question.

In politics, who were the "Half-Breeds"?

Not especially difficult, but will require a little thought. Good luck and good hunting.

25 November 2007

Weekly News UpDate

This past week has been one of the most dismal weeks for "real" news I have ever encountered. According to the big 4 media outlets in the US, the rest of the world stopped existing for a week. b And yet you still believe there is a free press. HA!

This news
No one could use!

1--UK Queen celebrates 60th wedding anniversary--do you care, no really?

2--Scientist find a claw from a prehistoric bug--it would have been 8 ft long. That is not a record--go South and take look at the roaches.

3--*YAWN* The Holloway case is back in the news. They are arresting the same people all over again.

4--Drs, remove a 10 lb hair ball from a woman's stomach. I got nothing on this one.

5--Hulk Hogan's wife files for a divorce.

That is about it for the weekly news--OH YEAH--Southern Calif is on fire--AGAIN!

Do you feel that you are informed?

24 November 2007

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Weekly political Quote

This quote is of unknown origin, but sounds pretty dead on to me.

What do Washington's politicians and pro wrestlers have in common?... They're mostly overweight white guys pretending to hurt each other.

23 November 2007

The Day After

T/giving Day was a dismal day for news. If you like fluff then y/day was your day. The only "good" story reported was that all you stoners should be happy, a study has shown that pot smokers are more apt to play sports and be more sociable. That pretty much craps on all the stuff being fed to the public by the "drug free" people. BTW, they are also more creative.

That is about it--I will fire up a fatty and enjoy my day.

22 November 2007

Holiday Cheer

It is Thanksgiving Day and all is right with the world, not really just wanted to sound optimistic for a change. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a wonderful day filled with family, food and fun.

I may take a few days off so there may not be too many posts on my blogs for the next couple of days. I will return and I will be the same opinionated SOB as always.

Have day--Peace--Out!


21 November 2007

Chavez--Hugo Not Ceasar

I recently read an article by Ann Applebaum--or whatever the broads name is --where she was taunting Chavez because he was trying to extend his rule for life. She also was bitching about film stars who go and embrace him. That is just bullsh*t! These people should be able to support whoever they choose.

But I want to address the Chavez hating thing. To begin with, the part that she is upset with is a constitutional amendment to allow the Pres to seek re-election indefinately, there would be no limits. It will benefit whoever is Pres not Chavez only. I am not saying that Chavez will not abuse the right, but that it will be for all that are pres. I ask if she would be as outspoken if the Venezuelan Pres was a Bush ally? It would not be a story.

Chavez has done much for the poor and lower class in the country than any other Pres. Is he a dick? Most likely! But that is not important, what is, is the fact that he is improving the lives of the massive poor in his country. Because he is an opponent of Bush, any of his successes will NEVER be reported.


20 November 2007

Who Will Be The Uniter?

Now here is a prime example of political doublespeak. Which candidate will be best able to unite the country? First of all, HA! Second, why would it want to be united?

Since the Reagan years, it has been a prime desire to separate the country and its people into "us against them". There is a wealth of plans out there, by both Repubs and Dems, but guess what? There is no solution! All the plans are just rhetoric to keep the whole obscene thing going.

The only united front is the process of privatization. These silly f*cks want the US economy to bomb. They want the government to fail to meet its obligations. Why? Corporations run things and now they are after the ultimate prize, the country. Why else would we allow them to control campaign financing? You lazy sh*ts, the voters, are allowing the outsourcing of the government for profit.

Back to this elusive uniter--there is NOT one--the country CANNOT be united. You fools are asking for it and now you are getting it. Corporate America has become the government. There are few in Congress that do not want this to happen. Pick a candidate and show me one that is not controlled by the corporations. All plans offered to whatever situation you care to look at, is a plan with a strong corporation benefit.

I have talked and posted about how the American people need to take back their country, but the longer they wait the hard and more impossible this becomes. The time is now! stop bitching and take back control.


19 November 2007

Professor's Classroom

It is the Monday before T/giving, this will be short and sweet. sweet for me!

Which President won a Grammy?

Now that should be an easy one before the holiday. good luck and good googling.

18 November 2007

Weekly News Up Date

The rooster has sounded the alarm and now it is time to try and stay enthusiastic. Sunday comes but once a week, but indifference lives constantly.

It's the news
can it be used?

A roundup of the most worthless crap on the airwaves.

1--Bush, Sr skydives on his birthday and now he does it to re-open his Library.

2--Mirapex, when taken could give one intense sexual urges--like throwing legs in air and screaming Oh God! BTW, it is for Restless Leg Syndrome.

3--Tom Cruise new movie is a bomb--HA!

4--"The Wall" is 25 yrs old.

5--VA. governor will stop all funds for abstinence sex ed program--it is not working! good call.

6--A couple fall to their death while having sex on a roof. The experience was to die for.

7--OJ to stand trial--maybe this time, huh?

8--FLordia robber shots self in hip during the robbery.

That is it, hope you cannot use anything here. May all your children be born naked.

17 November 2007

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Weekly Political Quote

It is another Saturday and yet another quote that few will read. If nothing else I am determined.

There has been alot said about the American media and I found a quote that I have been looking for.

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the [U.S.] media - Noam Chomsky


16 November 2007

Democratic Debate

My synopsis of the latest democratic debate can be found on the above link. This will be the short form.




the rest were also rans, in this meeting.

For a complete breakdown on the debate please click on "Oracle Of Inkwell" it will take you to the story.

15 November 2007

Approaching Storm

Tonite, Tonite! Be there or be square! Yet another debate. This time the Dems will be in Las Vegas, the town where illusion and debauchery rule; I could not have thought of a better place to hold a meeting of politicians.

Sorry, I digress--I would like to help my reader(s) with a few pointers. To begin with, American voters will not vote for a weak candidate. So, watch all try to flex their muscle to impression the voter. After years of indoctrination, the American people have got to embrace a perceived strong leader. How strong? That will depend on the definition of the day, of strong.

Clinton stubbed her toe last debate, look for her to come back appearing stronger than ever and at the same time Edwards will be the attack dog. Obama will be Obama and that formula seems to be working. The rest of the pack will not get much play or they will be asked moronic questions.

In my opinion, CNN has already made up its mind on the nominee and will try to convince the viewers on their choice. I will give my scorecard in tomorrows post.

14 November 2007

Ethics Reform?

You recall earlier this year the Congress got an ethics reform bill thru Congress and they taunted us with the fact , by saying they were making good on their promises to clean up Washington and stop the influence of lobbyists. But did they?

Despite the Congressional restrictions on trips paid for by lobbyists and special interests, lawmakers received free trips worth about $1.9 million during the first eight months of this year. Is that good? Yeah right! It is more than was taken in all of last year. So how are those ethics reforms doing?

One day the American people will realize that the influence of the special interests will never be diminished as long as this system is allowed at all. It needs to be whacked down and ALL influence other than the voters should be eliminated.

13 November 2007

Rethink Iraqi Federalism

I have been thinking on the federalism thing for Iraq. At first it sounded pretty good, but then I could see a problem brewing and then Biden intro his bill on the partitioning of the country and I am against it now.

First of all, a definition of federalism: a principle of political organization which permits former independent states to combine under a common central government while retaining some portion of their former power and identity. The principle may also be used to decentralize an existing unitary state.

Used to decentralize an existing unitary state--there is the crux of the thing! This whole thing and situation is to stop a strong central government in Iraq. In which the US would probably get more and better access to the oil reserves and so for. With a strong central government like that with Saddam, there was no way to control the resources, except through him. With a weak central govt. the states would be easy targets for exploitation. And there is the reason the push for federalism.


Factoid: The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be costing $1.5 trillion, that would be the equivalent to a family of four paying $20,200. How is that!


A lot has been said and written about this. Kucinich has entered a bill for the impeachment of Cheney and it gets little play. But what do the American people think? Do not know? Why is that?

When was the last time you say a poll taken by the major polling companies? You know like Zogby, CNN, Gallup. et al, none of the majors have asked this question of the American people. Why? could it be they are afraid of the answer? If so, is that not influencing people by not asking the question?

Nobody apparently wants to ask this question because they would find that the people are all for it by 50% or better. So by not asking the question, they are ignoring a position and by ignoring it they are assisting the administration. Now there is a way to prevent the people from voicing their opinion. Democracy at work? you decide.


12 November 2007

Professor's Classroom

Hiya! Another Monday morning, another quizz.

I will change it up a bit. What was the first music video? Who performed and the name of the song? And in what year?

NOTE: Not the first on played on MTV, but the first one shot.

Good luck and have a day!

11 November 2007

A Grateful Nation

A grateful nation? Thanks from a grateful nation? It is Veterans Day and what are we thanking the vets for? Their service to the nation? Some had no choice. For their protection of America? Maybe in some case. Why is the nation grateful? Grateful that they did not have to serve? Grateful that they were not maimed or killed? What are they grateful for?

Please a yellow ribbon or some lame magnet is not showing your gratitude. You want to thank the vets? Then get off your ass and demand that they get the treatments they deserve and the compensations they deserve. Write letters, make calls, send emails, DO SOMETHING!


Yes, I said! I meant it! DO SOMETHING!


Kucinich VS Tucker

Kucinich has taken a lot of heat lately, his "hot" wife, her tongue stud, his ears, his seeing a UFO; the others will dis him and his wife at every turn, but few will actually engage him in issues. They are afraid of him. They will not engage him on issues because they are afraid the people will listen and that will threaten the status quo that the rest of the candidates represent. Yes he has a good looking wife, but just what does that have to do with issues?

Recently, Tucker on MSNBC had Dennis on and attacked him for the impeachment bill, he called the bill an overthrow of the government and Dennis fired back with a constitutional reference that Tucker had to accept. Tucker attacked and Dennis coolly and calmly dissected Tucker to the point that he handed him his cajones on a stick. Congrats!

Tucker is a HACK; his ratings suck and he needs to go to decaf! Kucinich has shown to be a able debater and a good candidate that offers some different ideas from the media favs. Dennis got my vote, he was confrontational, calm and surgical in the dismantling of Tucker.


Weekly News UpDate

It is another Sunday and a day with joy, peace and......that is all total BS!


1--Another marathon runner drops dead while running. Eat well, stay fit and die anyway.

2--Pakistani lawyers throwin rocks while dressed in Aramani suits.

3--Writers go out on strike (no TV for awhile), stage hands go out on strike (no broadway shows for awhile).

4--Teen tries to hire hit man to kill parents because they took away vid games.

5--Some guy invented a washing machine for dogs. I hear P.E.T.A. coming!

6--Singer Rhianna was asked to leave a resturant because her dress was too revealing. Have you seen her? what kinda moron would not want to look at her?

7--Biologists discover a clam at the bottom of the ocean that is 405 years old. Was it something he ate?

Well sports fans, that is about all there is for news you cannot use. May you have a joyous day filled with love and.........yada, yada, yada.

10 November 2007

Professor's Poll Watch

And you think that the American people are getting more civilized.

This is from a Zogby Poll taken last week.

11% of Americans say they would approve of implanting a device in their brains so they can access the net.

24% of Americans say the the internet could replace the need for a spouse.

These are probably the ones that will vote. Are you scared now?

Political Quote Of The week

I have been a dissenter most of my life. I have tried to point out how and where things are going wrong in the government. So this quote is one that I truly live by.

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. - Archibald Macleish

09 November 2007

So You Want Reform

Reform government, reform Congress, reform, reform........these are the calls I hear when I am out talking with people. But what will reform bring? The way that the American political process acts, it will bring short lived changes. Why? Well, reforms can be used to help or improve. Unfortunately, any progress can be changed or eroded whenever the feeling is needed. But in the long run, reforms solve nothing, especially an really bad problems. it is just a way to appear to be accomplishing something when nothing is being done to solve the problem.

Consider all options carefully, because those promising reforms seldom can deliver. The American people are desperate for some reforms to the system, but the two parties they have now will NOT deliver on those reforms. Take a look at the last 50 years, reforms have been promised and promised and we are no better off than we were then.

Consider your options--ask questions--demand answers.


New War Budget

The new budget requested by the Pres., $50 billion, has within it a provision for $88 million to equip the B-2 stealth bomber with 30,000 pound bunker buster bombs. The White House told Congress the bombs were an "urgent request from commanders for their operational needs". Thinking...thinking....now where would we need such a bomb? Al-Anbar--not really! Baghdad? NAH! Afghanistan--probably not. then what would the "urgent operational needs" be?

These types of bombs would come in handy for the destruction of....say....nuke facilities. Could that be the "urgent operational need" the admin was speaking of? "Urgent"? But they would not be used as a diplomatic tool would they? Doubtful! So why then are they desperately needed? Just asking.


08 November 2007

Deja-Vu--All Over Again!

Yes I am an old fart so I remember Iran on so many levels. I remember that in 1953, the Us helped the Shah return to power, which lasted until 1979. I remember the tactics of brutality the Shah used to oppress the people of Iran; all with the knowledge of the US. His brutal rule was dotted with executions, imprisonments, and lack of personal freedoms.

Does any of this sound familiar in any way? Protests by students and businessmen and women. All violently crapped on by the Iranian secret police, the savak, I believe. I recall in 1978 when hostages were taken at the US embassy in Tehran. I remember the flight of the Shah from Iran when he lost total control and had to go on vacation in 1979, never to return. And I remember the mullahs taking the reigns of power and here we are today.

Why do I bring this all up? Take a good look at Pakistan. It is all happening again. the protests, the arresting of hundreds, the crapping on demonstrations, and the whole time the US is behind their man in the country 100%.The only, ONLY difference is Pakistan has 20-30 nukes and Iran did not.

This is one a constant time loop. There is nothing new. It has all been done before. Now ask yourself, just how did that work out before, for the US? Time to wake up! The US and its attack dogs are causing a major problem in Pakistan and the fundamentalist Muslims could gain a major upper hand in the area.

If they do, the US has NO ONE to blame but the man in the dark suit in the big white house.


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Some humor from around the world! hope you like it!

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You Wanna Another Raise?

Not at work! The US deficit has reached another all-time high. $9 trillion, I believe. That means we are looking at another ceiling raise to compensate for this spending. BTW, the ceiling has been raised 5 times with Bush at the helm. So much for Repubs being for smaller government.

He recently, Bush that is, vetoed a massive water bill because he said it was too expensive. Did I miss something? But yet, the billions upon billions thrown at Iraq and Afghanistan is money will spent? The water bill was probably full of pork in one form or another and I would agree that it that is the case then trim that sh*t and go again. You guys voted for these ass wads, are you happy now?

Yesterday, the Dow lost 360 points, ouch! They say it is because of the sub-prime debacle. Actually the sub-prime lenders are under investigation and the sell off was the hedge funds running for cover. Rats deserting a sinking ship, if you will.

NOTE: There has been a few predictions that inflation will return. First of all, let me give you a little knowledge. The two most important things to the consumer is gas and food. These go up and seldom come down, but when the government figures the inflation rate these two are not part of the equation. Why? They say those markets are too volatile to be used to get an accurate picture of the economy. Really? Those two markets tell the story, these are the things that effect the people more than anything else. But we do not use it to keep the markets stable and profitable.

Just thought you might like to know.



This is a reprint from my other blog, Political rhetoric.

07 November 2007

Finally An Override!

Finally, the Dems have something to celebrate. They finally was able to override a presidential veto. Let the party begin!

I will give this a step forward. Not that I agree with the bill, but only because they were able to put together an override. That is something, granted not much but a small step forward. Now they need to find a way to override all of the President's vetoes.

But they had better hurry, adjournment looms. And we know all the little tricks that Bush will try while no one is in Washington.

It will be interesting to see how the Dems will spin this with elections coming up. I will be watching.

06 November 2007

Speaking Of Dictators

The US is still behind Gen. Musharraf; he is a dictator. But that should not come as a surprise. The US has always been behind a dictator or two. NO? Try these on for size, diem of South Vietnam, Batista of Cuba, Pinochet of Chile and my all time fav, the Shah of Iran. All these were authoritarian and dictators in one form of another. So the backing of the Pakistani PM is no surprise to me. I have watched the US back undemocratic leaders for the sake of business or foreign policy. yet they demand democracy from Palestinians and then when it occurs they ignore the outcome.

But they jump on Burma for being undemocratic. Somewhere someone has got to see they lunacy here. So by all accounts, the US is for democracy, as long as it benefits them and them alone.

I just would like for everyone in this country to shut the f*ck up about pursuing democracy in other countries. It not about democracy! it is however, all about what is best for business. The people of any said country may take it in the butt as long as business is not effected.

Hypocritical ass wads! This is the way of things.


05 November 2007

Look At Pakistan

A look at some of the restrictions and suspended rights in the state of emergency declared by Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf:

• Protection of life and liberty.

• The right to free movement.

• The right of detainees to be informed of their offense and given access to lawyers.

• Protection of property rights.

• The right to assemble in public.

• The right to free speech.

• Equal rights for all citizens before law and equal legal protection.

• Media coverage of suicide bombings and militant activity is curtailed by new rules. Broadcasters also face a three-year jail term if they "ridicule" members of the government or armed forces.

This probably will not last very long. The US is half assing it with Pakistan. Democracy was never the real thing just a justification for involvement in the country. Money WILL NOT stop. Musharaf is a dictator and the US is well aware of it. His support on the War On terror buys him a lot of latitude.

The General has arrested his opposition, then the supreme court judges have been arrested, then, the press has been shut down with the exception of the state owned ones. Now what part of this sounds democratic? The State of emergency is in reality is martial law and the General is a dictator. It is just that simple, sports fans.


Professor's Classroom

OSIM! Time for the quizz you all have been waiting for! (not really! The quizz I have been wanting to post).

Here is the question of the day. It has two parts.

Which president is the only one to have a PHD, then which president never went to college?

Not a difficult question, so just turn in your papers when finished and you may leave.

04 November 2007

Weekly News UpDate

Do not look now but it is Sunday again. Did you set the clocks back?

After a good snooze, I give you worthless news!

1--Sam Adams, the beer, is suing Sam Adams, the candidate, over the use of the name.

2--Someone in the Royal family has been videoed having sex and drugs.

3--Crazy Kansas church owes dad of dead soldier $11 million.

4--Oprah's African school is under investigation for abuse and sex.

5--An anti-gay GOP politician in Washington sate has resigned because his male lover was blackmailing him. Last name is Curtis. Go figure!

6--Women's tennis star Hingis tested positive for coke and she decides to retire. Ooops!

7--Brit soccer star has OCD according to his wife.

8--World shortage of hops--beer prices will go up! SH*T! there goes my Sunday!

9--Body of a 2-3 yr old girl was found locked in a plastic storage container. they just keep getting sicker and sicker!

That is all the crap that made it to the news. Enjoy your Sunday and by all means keep it clean!

03 November 2007

Professor's Poll Watch

Rudy is gaining in the early polls.

Rasmussen poll -- Clinton 44% Rudy 46%

Obama 43% Rudy 44%

Edwards 44% Rudy 45%

Apparently Rudy's tough stance and 9/11 is helping him, at least in this early stage. But the most interesting for me is the fact that Rudy would beat Clinton by 2% and Obama by 1%. This is something I will be watching. It looks like Obama is slowly improving in the eyes of the voter.

Weekly Political Quote

Here comes another Saturday, time to quote some really smart person. This week I will quote one of my all time fav political writers, Thomas Paine.

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one". Common Sense, Thomas Paine.

We are getting close the later one mentioned.

02 November 2007

Rumsfeld Snowflakes

In a series of internal musings and memos to his staff, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld argued that Muslims avoid "physical labor," and wrote of the need to "keep elevating the threat," "link Iraq to Iran" and develop "bumper sticker statements" to rally public support for an increasingly unpopular war.

The memos, often referred to as "snowflakes," shed light on Rumsfeld's brusque management style and on his efforts to address key challenges during his tenure as Pentagon chief. Spanning from 2002 to shortly after his resignation following the 2006 congressional elections, a sampling of his trademark missives obtained Wednesday reveals a defense secretary disdainful of media criticism and driven to reshape public opinion of the Iraq war.

Seems Rumsfeld set the stage for the present probs we are having with Iran. Hopefully, no one is surprised. But wait!!! Did not Bush say that the War On Terror was not a bumpersticker? But yet Rummy used the term!


Yet Another Gay Scandal

I heard yesterday that a Washington State conserv politician has resigned. Why? It seems his gay lover is trying to blackmail him. Oh yeah his name is Curtis and he is a rabid anti-gay politician. Go figure.

How many is that now? And the GOP is the moral compass of the country? please!

01 November 2007

Worldpress.org - World in Cartoons

Worldpress.org - World in Cartoons

Professor's Congressional Scorecard

It is the first of the month and the congressional scorecard has been posted at the Oracle Of Inkwell site. You may click on it here and read the entire scorecard.

Synopsis: Aug--1 step backwards, Sept--1 step backwards and Oct--1 step backwards.

Do not believe this is what the American people had in mind when they elected the Dems to carry their message to Washington. What will happen this month? (he asked smilingly).


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