Posts Tagged ‘Condi Rice’

Face Plant

Is anyone besides me completely unsurprised that Facebook’s absurdly over-hyped IPO ended in predictable disaster?  As the investigations and lawsuits roll in, I think it’s useful to consider that everyone involved appears to be afflicted with Alzheimers.  Nostalgia for the heady days of HomeGrocer.com and the latest (now defunct) telecom continues to addle the minds [...]

Make My Day

Where’s Condi Rice when you need her?  As usual, pretty much everywhere; if you’re the NRA or the increasingly infamous ALEC and being exposed as the two organizations whose “charitable” activities led to the death of Trayvon Martin, you’d better be launching into a Busby Berkeley production of “No One Could Have Predicted,” maybe even [...]

Someone Broke In and Stole the Gravy Boat

The jaw-dropping lack of accountability prevalent among our elites, no matter how enormous and damaging their quite public failures, has led seemingly reasonable people who ought to know better to, virtually en masse,  unintentionally embrace the ludicrous farce that in my family we call the Gravy Boat Theory. Only with them, it’s a lot less [...]

No One Could Have Predicted

  Well, even though Condi is still patting herself on the back for Iraq and whatnot as she runs around hawking her hilariously titled book,  No Higher Honor, it turns out that she does have a teensy regret or two, and Ferragamos and Hurricane Katrina are involved, not necessarily in that order.  I remember those [...]

For The Love of Dick

Well, after waiting for the “statutes of limitations to expire,” as Dick himself put it, Cheney has finally set out to have “heads explode all over Washington” with the release of his all-about-me screed against, well, anyone who isn’t as big of a Dick as he.  Predictably, Maureen Dowd, who loves all Republicans except Dick, [...]

Eleven Dimensional Chess

Until just lately, I was starting to get a little despondent over the absurd overexposure of Loyal Bushies and the entirely undeserved legitimacy being lavished upon them by the Liberal Media since the 2006 anti-GOP LANDSLIDE election and Obama’s subsequent victory, where they have reliably preformed as a a whiny, petulant government-in-exile.  The Sunday shows [...]

Exhuming McCarthy

UPDATED BELOW: Wolf Blitzer apologizes, sort of. Outside of Wolf Blitzer’s pathetic show, Liz Cheney’s McCarthy Palooza against the Obama DOJ isn’t going quite as planned, despite the enthusiastic boost it received from the LA Times.  Numerous prominent conservatives have branded Cheney’s insultingly ignorant fear-mongering as reminiscent of or worse than McCarthy, and even Condi [...]

The bad apple tree

Well, now that our weekly terror incident is behind us, we can start worrying about the next one, because fascist nutcases randomly slaughtering the enemy du jour is clearly the new normal.  Ah, those “quaint” days of yore, when the Bush DHS’s report daintily hinted, based on past experience and the ever-present “chatter,” that we [...]

The war of terror: welcome to it

Since the shocking but grimly unsurprising murder this morning of “abortion doctor” George Tiller by an O’Reilly-sodden and Operation Rescue-enamored righty nutcase, I got a curious sense of deja vu, and reading more, have developed a bleak acceptance that this is the new normal.  The anti-sex movement, which includes “pro-lifers” as well as gay bashers [...]

book saloon: so damn much money

While I was traveling I finished Robert Kaiser’s So Damn Much Money, The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government. (Knopf, 2009.)  It was an enjoyable if intermittently infuriating read, tainted as always by a Villager perspective characteristic of but hardly limited to Washington Post reporters like Robert Kaiser.  Corruption, like weather, is just [...]