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Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 26, 2009

Lots of people have said that Bobby Jindal looks, sounds and acts like Kenneth the Page from Thirty Rock. And it’s absolutely true — frighteningly so, in fact.

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Compare And Contrast

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 23, 2008

Fortune magazine talked with the candidates and their advisors recently in some weird-ass quasi-debate format. Here’s how the two sides handled the very first question they were asked:

What do you see as the gravest long-term threat to the U.S. economy?

Obama: If we don’t get a handle on our energy policy, it is possible that the kinds of trends we’ve seen over the last year will just continue. Demand is clearly outstripping supply. It’s not a problem we can drill our way out of. It can be a drag on our economy for a very long time unless we take steps to innovate and invest in the research and development that’s required to find alternative fuels. I think it’s very important for the federal government to have a role in that process.

McCain: Well, I would think that the absolute gravest threat is the struggle that we’re in against Islamic extremism, which can affect, if they prevail, our very existence. Another successful attack on the United States of America could have devastating consequences. You’ve been a supporter of climate-change legislation that would essentially impose a penalty on the use of fossil fuel.

One person is acknowledging reality, the other is trying to push our fear-buttons because that’s all he’s got.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Iraq war, Oil, parody, Republicans acting badly, WTF? | 7 Comments »

The Bear’s Stern

Posted by MEC on March 17, 2008

From Nina Katarina in Salon’s Table Talk, commentary on recent developments in the world of finance, set to a possibly recognizable melody.

Wah, wah, wah, wah, watching the bears
Raggy bears, shaggy bears, and Bear Stearns too
There’s nothing on earth Ben Bernanke won’t do
But we just keep watching, wah, wah, wah watching
The Street has gone waltzing, waltzing with bears

I went upstairs in the middle of the night
I tip toed in and I turned on the light
To my surprise there was no end in sight
The foreign markets went dancing last night

They were wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, watching the bears
Raggy bears, shaggy bears, and Bear Stearns too
There’s nothing on earth Ben Bernanke won’t do
But we just keep watching, wah, wah, wah watching
The Street has gone waltzing, waltzing with bears

I gave Ben Bernanke a new coat to wear
When he came home it was covered in hairs
Lately I’ve noticed several new tears
I’m afraid Ben Bernanke goes waltzing with bears

We begged and we pleaded, oh please won’t you stay
We managed to keep the Street solvent a day
But the bears all barged in and they took it away
Now we’re owned by the Pandas, they can’t understand us
The bears all demand at least one dance a day

Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, watching the bears
Raggy bears, shaggy bears, and Bear Stearns too
There’s nothing on earth Ben Bernanke won’t do
But we just keep watching, wah, wah, wah watching
The Street has gone waltzing, waltzing with bears

(The original “Waltzing with Bears” is an adaptation by Dale Marxen of “My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears” by Dr. Seuss.)

Bear Stern
(a bear stern)

Posted in parody, Uncategorized, Wall Street | 3 Comments »

A Bit Of Local Humor

Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 27, 2008

Some fine folk are parodying the breathlessly bizarro GOP oppo bucket that is Minnesota Democrats Exposed, the blog of paid Minnesota Republican Party operative Michael Brodkorb.   It’s a scarily faithful reproduction of his site.

Posted in Minnesota, parody, Republicans | 4 Comments »

Annals Of Patheticity: Ari Fleischer’s Watch

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 23, 2007


Been wondering what the original Mouth of Sauron for the Bush Junta’s been up to lately? Wonder no more!

And so Ari Fleischer and some other well-financed NeoCon fellow travelers have come galloping over the hill with “Freedom’s Watch” (which I originally read as “Freedom Swatch” and immediately thought, “Ooh! I want one!” before I realized my mistake.), another “non-profit” Right Wing/White House propaganda mill like Swift Vote Veterans for “Truth”.

And boy oh boy is it a stinky little mill:

Just in case you thought the Iraq war was lost, here comes the cavalry! Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, tanned, rested and ready, is returning to public life with a new political action group, Freedom’s Watch, that’s promising to spend $15 million in a five-week advertising campaign designed to convince Americans that the so-called surge is working.

What’s next, are they gonna exhume Rabbi Baruch Korff and put him back on the rubber-chicken circuit?

It’s hard to determine what’s more pathetic about this: That it’s obviously being coordinated with Bush’s current White House staff (why else would Bush be making the bizarre and wrongheaded “Quiet American” and Vietnam references in his recent speeches?), that it’s directed largely at those wavering Republicans up for election who are slowly realizing that their only chance at electoral survival is to repudiate Bush and all his works, or that Ari Fleischer doesn’t even know the name of the disabled veteran who he’s shamelessly using to promote the continuance of a policy that’s killed over a million Iraqis and thousands of US and other troops?

I’ll take Door Number Three, Monty:

On MSNBC’s Hardball tonight, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who is leading a White House front group to defend Bush’s escalation, was unable to name the wounded Iraq veteran featured in his organization’s pro-war ad. “I don’t have his name in front of me,” said Fleischer when asked by host Mike Barnicle if he knew the soldier’s name.

(Psssst, Ari: It’s John Kreisel.)

Paul Rieckhoff, who was on that same program, knew the guy’s name:

Later in the program, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America executive director Paul Rieckhoff ripped into Fleischer’s offensive ignorance. “What bothered me the most is that Ari Fleischer didn’t even know the guy’s name.” said Rieckhoff. “He’s willing to run a multi-million dollar campaign, utilizing the personal story of a soldier, and he couldn’t tell you on national TV what that soldier’s name is.”

Rieckhoff described it as part of “a problematic trend” that Freedom’s Watch is using the soldier’s “personal story” as “a backdrop for political rhetoric”:

People on both sides of the aisle, but especially the president and this administration, have continued to use troops as a political prop. As a backdrop for political rhetoric. It’s why the president gave such an impassionate speech today in front of the VFW. It’s why this ad carries so much weight on a visceral level. And it really bothers me because our troops are not political props and they’re not chew toys.

Sorry, Mr. Rieckhoff, but if Ari and the gang can’t be bothered to give a rodent’s behind about the deaths of one million Iraqis in four years, they’re not gonna bother to remember the name of the guy they’re using as a stage prop. (Psssst, Ari: It’s John Kreisel.)

Posted in 2008, anti-truth, big money, Bush, Busheviks, Iraq war, liars, Media machine, mythmaking, narcissism, parody, PNAC Platoon, rats deserting Bush's ship, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, rightwing moral cripples, Silly Republicans, veterans, WTF? | 1 Comment »

Rotten Rove

Posted by Charles II on February 11, 2007

A brilliant piece of art by Nezua.

Posted in Just for fun, parody | 2 Comments »

To a Possibly Recognizable Melody

Posted by MEC on February 1, 2007

From Macdaffy of Salon‘s Table Talk, inspired by The Master.

Who made me the pundit I am today,
The Eminent Scribe that others all quote?
Who’s the confessor that made me that way,
Who ducked attribution whenever I wrote?

One man deserves the credit,
One man deserves the blame,
and Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby Junior is his name. Oy!
Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby…

I am never forget the day I first meet the great Scooter Libby!
In two words he told me secret of success in Washington:

Wilson Lies! Wilson lies!
Reading the New York Times will strain your eyes,
This fellow wasn’t sent by Cheney’s guys
To cause our war’s demise
So Wilson lies! Wilson lies! Wilson lies! …
And be sure always to call him, please… “A Jerk”.

And ever since I meet this man my life is not the same,
And Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby Junior is his name. Oy!
Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby…

I am never forget the day I am given first original leak to pass. It was on Analytic and Bureaucratic Topology of Valerie Wilson’s Role Within The CIA Hierarchy In Sending
Her Loser Husband Joseph Wilson To Africa!
Bolzhe moi!
This I know from nothing!
But I think of great Scooter Libby and I get idea – haha!

I have a friend at Time,
Who might believe our slime,
And Judy Miller takes a juicy story every time
There’s Pincus at the Post
Bob Woodward is a ghost
If Novak sees that Valerie is C-I-A,
She’s toast!
And when his work is done –
Haha! – begins the fun.
From Novak to Bob
To Pincus a lob
By way of a leak,
At the end of the week,
To Cooper at Time
To Judy’s pique
The slime! The grime!
The sleaze! The crime!
To me the news will run,
Yes, to me the news will run!
And then I write by morning, night,
And afternoon and pretty soon
My name in Wilson’s house is cursed,
When they find out I leaked it first!

And who made me a big success
And brought me wealth and fame?
Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby Junior is his name. Oy!
Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby…

I am never forget the day my first article is published.
Every chapter I stole from somewhere else.
Index I copy from old Judith Miller article sourced by “Curveball!”
This article! This article was sensational!
Fitzgerald! Ah! Fitzgerald! Fitzgerald said: “Zhil byl korol’ kogda-to,
Pri njom blokha zhila” (“It stinks”)
But Ted Wells! Ted Wells said:
“Ya idu kuda sam tzar’ peshkom hodil” (“It stinks”)
The American People bought the trial rights for six million dollars,
Changing title to ‘The Eternal Triangle’,
With Richard Cheney playing part of hypotenuse.

And who deserves the credit?
And who deserves the blame?
Irving Lewis “Scooter” Libby Junior is his name.

(The original)

Posted in Fitzgerald, Libby trial, parody, Table Talk, Tom Lehrer | 2 Comments »

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