Friday, July 31, 2009

Cartoons of the Week

Poll of the Day

Less than half of Republicans believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America, a new public opinion poll finds.

Only 42 percent of Republican respondents in a Research 2000 survey, conducted for the liberal website Daily Kos, said they thought Obama was a natural born citizen; 28 percent said they did not believe Obama was born in the United States; 30 percent said they were not sure.

Now we know why the Republican members of congress, especially the ones from the south, are buying into this Birther business (or pretending to):

They'll be as crazy as they need to be to retain power!


Car Handstand Fail

And this seemed like such a great idea 30 seconds ago...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Ok. This is getting out of control. I wasn't going to touch this issue because those who prop up this kind of silliness are usually shunned and dismissed as most crazies should be, but then the story shifted. This story isn't about the nutty Americans who refuse to believe that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States, this story is about the elected officials who are willing to deny indisputable fact and all reason for the sole purpose of courting the vote of those nut-bags.

Now, typically I try to be more gracious with my words when there is an issue that is up for debate. This one is not. If you want to see his birth certificate here it is. If you don't like the guys and you like your verifications a little more stately, then this from state officials in Hawaii should do you just fine.

OK. Now that is out of the way, can someone explain these videos to me please?

The first one came out two days ago and I didn't post it because I thought it was too much ambush-journalism and I'm not a fan of that stuff. But when coupled with the second video it becomes clear that the reporter is just looking for a yes or no answer, and he's more than willing to stand and talk like a rational person, but the people that he's dealing with have another agenda altogether (most anyway, there are some shining stars in there.).

You be the judge:

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

After seeing this I have concluded that these people are more interested in courting voters, no matter how demonstrably out of touch they may be, than they are in dealing with facts. And that, in this day and age, is outrageous.

These are elected officials! We pay their salaries! Why can little old Jack Bisase find the truth but they cannot?!?!

Am I wrong?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Palin as Poetry

I've tried to think of nice things to say about Sarah in the wake of her quitting her job, but I couldn't think of much that wasn't already said. Then I saw this:

Farewell, Palin. You'll be missed.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Coming soon to a screen near you...

Looks kind of quirky, but the great ones walk that fine line without crossing over. May be worth a gander...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cartoons of the Week

A Song for Saturday

Been a while, I know....

I must say, I like the newer, slightly more mature Marshall. This song will be the most lasting from this album, I think. I've listened to every song the man has ever published, and this one is his most positive message to date. By a mile...

Don't let anyone tell you you ain't beautiful...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

On Henry Louis Gates Jr...

Dave saw it commin'....

Monday, July 13, 2009

Farewell, Michael.

I thought this would be an over-done, dramatized media circus. But it actually turned out to be quite fitting, I thought. The man was a living legend and deserved a mighty sendoff. He got one:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Climate Change, Palin and MJ News, Autotuned...

Their best work yet...