Friday, October 28, 2005

oh noe



The indictments just keep coming.

Tom Noe was accused in a federal indictment of giving money to 24 friends and associates, who then made the campaign contributions in their own names. In that way, he skirted the $2,000 limit on individual contributions, prosecutors said.

"It's one of the most blatant and excessive finance schemes we have encountered," said Noel Hillman, section chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's public integrity section.


yes, this is the same Noe that is

under investigation over an ill-fated $50 million investment in rare coins he managed for the state workers' compensation fund. Noe has acknowledged that up to $13 million is missing, and Ohio's attorney general has accused him of stealing as much as $6 million.


naturally, the Republican National Committee

is cooperating with federal authorities but will not return $100,000 that Noe raised for Bush for now. "At this time it appears those funds were given appropriately", Aaron McLear, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.


/me rolls eyes

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13 dead people who make more than I do

As if I didn't feel like a underacheiver already, Forbes brings us the earnings of the top 13 dead celebrities based on 2004 earnings (numbers are millions of dollars/calendar year 2004).

Elvis Presley - 45
Charles Schulz - 35
John Lennon - 22
Andy Warhol - 16
Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel - 10
Marlon Brando - 9
Marilyn Monroe - 8
J.R.R. Tolkein - 8
George Harrison - 7
Johnny Cash - 7
Irving Berlin - 7
Bob Marley - 6
Ray Charles - 6

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scooter goes down

Look at me, I'm lying !!!

Some really nice headlines lately. De Lay indicted, Miers withdrawn, and now this.

Cheney adviser resigns after indictment

I. Lewis "Scooter' Libby Jr., was charged Friday with obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements in the CIA leak investigation, a politically charged case that will throw a spotlight on President Bush's push to war. Libby resigned and left the White House.


Scooter is facing 30 years and 1.25 million in fines. I really hope he flips and more of the administration's liars are revealed, indicted, and sent to prison, but unfortunately, I doubt this will happen. That being said, the prospect of him (and if there is any justice in this word, many others) going to jail does raise some interesting questions.

For starters, I wonder what the families of the 2001 US casualties of the War Against Iraqis Who Did Nothing To America And Who Had No Weapons of Mass Destruction (WAIWDNTAAWHNWMD) would give to share a cell with this guy, and other high profile liars in the administration. Alternately, I'd also be curious to know what they would be willing to pay "cellmate Bubba" to help ensure that justice is served.

Maybe we could start a fundraising effort ?

linky

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

texas <3 delay


Thanks to the washington post for the best headline I've read in a very, very, long time.

"Texas Court Issues Warrant for DeLay"

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas court Wednesday issued a warrant for Rep. Tom DeLay, ordering him to appear at the Fort Bend County jail for booking on state conspiracy and money laundering charges.


Looks like The Bugman is going down...

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

dear america, please send money

"...for my War Against Iraqis Who Did Nothing To America And Who Had No Weapons of Mass Destruction (WAIWDNTAAWHNWMD)"

So the government has put up a website, where people who support the war can go donate. This is the funniest sentence I've probably read all year.

As of last Friday, iraqpartnership.org has generated contributions of only $39


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speak out, I dare you.

So there's this woman, her name is Lorrie Heasley. She lives in Washington. She was on her way to Portland to visit some family. Apparently she and her family are all Democrats traitors, so she decided to wear a funny t-shirt so they would have a good laugh when she got off the plane.

The t-shirt had a picture of Bush, Cheney and Rice, and the caption was "Meet The Fuckers", a parody of the movie poster for "Meet the Fockers".

What happened ?

If you guessed that she got kicked off the plane and the airline (Southwest) has refused to refund the price of her ticket, you'd be right.

Speak out, I dare you.

linky

PS: If anyone can tell me where to get one of these t-shirts, I'd be grateful.

loyalty

Got this in the mail.

A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day.

One day, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there.When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you stayed right here. When my health started failing, you were still by my side.........You know what?"

"What dear?" she gently asked, smiling as her heart began to fill with warmth.

"I think you're bad luck, get the fuck away from me".

on a mission, from god



(for more great pics, go to www.george-bush-pics.com)
In a press release announcing the upcoming documentary, the BBC inadvertently revealed that in 2003 President Bush met with Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen and his Foreign Secretary Nabil Shaath. Mazen and Shaath describe their meeting with Bush for the documentary and reveal that the U.S. president stated to them that he had been told by God to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to a transcript, Foreign Minister Shaath relates the following: ""President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, "George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan." And I did, and then God would tell me, "George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …" And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, "Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East." And by God I'm gonna do it.'"


I don't give a fuck how strong your faith is, but when you run around telling people that your god personally talks to you, its a fairly safe bet that you are insane.

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speak out, I dare you.




So there's this guy called Walter Wolfgang. 82 year old resident of London. Jewish guy, escaped from Nazi Germany in 1937. Been a member of Britain's Labour party for 57 years. He went to the Labour conference, where some dude named Shaw was defending England's actions in Iraq. Walter, confident that he had left opression behind when he left Nazi Germany, yelled out "nonsense".

Remember, that this is in England, where heckling and interupting is normal.

So what happened ?

Well, if you guessed that Walter was ejected from the conference and had his security pass revoked under the Terrorism Act, and that Steve Forrest, a party chairman who happened to be sitting next to him that complained about how the security guards treated a 82 year old man got kicked out too, you'd be right.

Speak out, I dare you.

linky

why doesn't anyone like me ?



I love this photo...