March 23, 2006

But in hindsight, it’s funny!

Filed under: george w. bush, government — Alex @ 12:16 am

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Lucky the Leprechaun
(Reuters) DUBLIN, Ireland - Sinn Fein accused the Bush administration Monday of needlessly harassing officials of the IRA-linked party at airports in the United States, where party leader Gerry Adams was detained last week because he is on the U.S. "watch list."

Adams and his longtime aide, Richard McAuley, were delayed Friday from traveling to Buffalo, N.Y., for a meeting just hours after both Sinn Fein officials were guests of President Bush in the White House for St. Patrick's Day. They missed the flight - and still were missing two suitcases when they returned Monday to Ireland.

Alex Says:  Gee, who DIDN'T see this coming?  White House spokesperson Scott McClellan addressed the issue succinctly: "Neener!"

March 22, 2006

Right-wing “comedy”

Filed under: government — Alex @ 11:39 pm

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anti-Hillary Clinton t-shirtAlex Says:  This is a t-shirt being sold by… wait, I don't want to promote them.  Being sold by a crappy online t-shirt store.  In case the image isn't clear enough, it reads "FUCK HILLARY, God knows, she needs it."

What does that even MEAN?  I don't believe it's Hillary promoting abstinence–that'd be our president.  So, fuck him, 'cuz Mr. Chastity Belt needs it?  Wouldn't that make more sense?  Plus, his name is Bush, so it just works better.

And why would anyone think Hillary's not getting plenty of action?  She's married to the ultimate Casanova.  He's got so much love to give, he's got to spread it around–too much for one woman to handle.

Or maybe the point is that she's a bit uptight.  And by "uptight," I mean "focused" and "doing her job" and "taking her responsibilities seriously."  Yeah, fuck that.

Want to see me get REALLY belligerent?

Filed under: government, texas — Alex @ 11:13 pm

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas has begun sending undercover agents into bars to arrest drinkers for being drunk, a spokeswoman for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said on Wednesday.

The first sting operation was conducted recently in a Dallas suburb where agents infiltrated 36 bars and arrested 30 people for public intoxication, said the commission's Carolyn Beck.

Alex Says:  As one who enjoys "the drink" (no, really!), I find this very disturbing.  More disturbing still was the photo that ran with the Yahoo! News article–I have NOT doctored this:

Yahoo! News entry

March 17, 2006

Cause & effect, schmause and schmeffect.

Filed under: government — Alex @ 4:10 pm

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(Reuters) WASHINGTON - Two new deaths have been reported after women took the abortion pill known as RU-486 but officials do not know if the fatalities are connected to the drug, U.S. regulators said on Friday.tonytiger_1.jpg

Alex Says: Well, glad we're not jumping the gun or anything on reporting that. No clue if there's any causal relation, but why should that stop them from screaming it from the rooftops.

In a related story, I ate some Frosted Flakes and got a head cold. Regulators don't know if the two are connected, but are issuing cold virus warnings for Tony the Tiger.

Thank God for lemon laws.

Filed under: george w. bush, government — Alex @ 10:10 am

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From our friends at Salon.com:

The president was pitching the Medicare prescription drug plan at an event in Maryland Wednesday when someone in the audience asked him a question about the different rates hospitals charge for patients with or without insurance.

untitled.bmpBush started strong. "This guy has got a great question," he said, "because, really, what he's talking about is transparency in pricing." But then the president tried to move into the world of metaphor, and the wheels started coming off pretty quickly. "When you go buy a car, you know exactly what they're going to charge you," Bush said. The comment drew laughs from seniors in the audience who've apparently spent more time at car dealerships than their commander-in-chief. "Well, sometimes you don't know," Bush said. The seniors laughed some more. "Well, you negotiate with them," Bush said. More laughs. "Well, " Bush said, "they put something on the window that says price."

"His point is, is that the more you know about price, the better you can make better decisions, and I appreciate that," Bush said. "Listen, you're paying me a lot of money to work, and so I think I'm going to have to head back home. But I'm honored. Got any more questions, I'll be glad to answer them."


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