Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Just an echo from awhile ago . . .
Not much here now. Does anyone check in?
Charlie set up his new place and then took a long break. Jess is lurking in a new site.
I'm still hanging out in my old place, but it needs a bit of work...
Howdy to y'all.. . . . from JulieB
Thursday, February 22, 2007
I Still Have the Keys!
For those of you that are interested, Pusillanimous Wanker has been reborn at a new address.
The Atom feed is here.
I don't know why you had to scroll so much.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Only the Very Best
Josh Marshall on Michael Brown:
So let me see if I understand this. Brown's a Republican from the southwest. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress when he was thirty-three. Then he bounced from job to job, finally getting into the sports business in mid-life, before getting canned. And then he used connections to land himself a high-powered position in the federal government for which he had no apparent experience at all.
How could such a fellow possibly be in the Bush administration?
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Plame Case Expanding?
I missed this, too. But Susie found it at Daily Kos:
Recent reports in the Valerie Plame case have revolved around informed speculation that the investigation has expanded from the original leaker to a probe of the larger administration effort to disseminate the information—specifically, that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is pursuing perjury and/or obstruction charges against administration officials who lied about their roles in the affair. Thus, Fitzgerald needs the testimony of Cooper and Miller not as direct evidence against the leaker himself, but as the final link in proof of a larger coverup of the crime. (For recent overviews see here and here.)Go to the Kos link for more.
Bush Speech -- Short Version
No I didn't listen to it. I don't shoot smack or huff lighter fluid, either. That shit's bad for you.
But back to our topic, it seems like Bush's major motive, besides trying to convince us that all those hundreds of billions of dollars and thousand of dead and wounded are worth it, was to cover his ass. He distinguished between the "terrorists" and the "insurgents." That way he can say that we're only negotiating with insurgents. We are not negotiating with terrorists.
Definitions of convenience. If they run, they're VC. If they're dead, they're VC.
Thanks to Billmon for the clarity.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Friday, May 20, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
I'm BARELY Normal
You Are 35% Normal
You sure do march to your own beat...
But you're so weird, people wonder if it's a beat at all
You think on a totally different wavelength
And it's often a chore to get people to understand you
Conversations With On-Line Dating Guys
Italian Guy :ciao
Italian Guy: how r u
Penny: a little sleepy... you?
Italian Guy: im fine
Italian Guy: i have to say youre a cutie [points for using the correct you're]
Penny: well, thank you
I have to say you're too young for me~
Penny: heres a question [He has non-smoker in his profile but a photo of himself with a nasty-ass cigar sticking out of his face] do cigars not count as smoking?
Italian Guy: i smoke like 5 a year
Italian Guy :in summer
Italian Guy: wow you r a hottie am i really to young
Penny: you are 10 years younger than me!
Italian Guy: is that a problem
Penny: depends on what you mean by problem
Italian Guy: the age factor
Penny: are you vacuous?
Penny: dont look it up
Italian Guy: whats that
Penny: empty headed
Italian Guy: im not
Italian Guy: why ?
Penny: well its hard not to classify people
Italian Guy: im not like that
Penny: I try not to be but its been difficult on here
Penny: its a weird way to meet people, you know?
Penny: so do you have an actual job or are you hoping? [he's coming to Los Angeles for an "acting" job]
Italian Guy: yes im a professional actor in Milano
Italian Guy: a long with being a lawyer [alright. Can I let him get away with this one? He didn't know what vacuous means...]
Penny: get out of town
Penny: you are not a lawyer... I am prepared with a quiz . say when you're ready
Italian Guy: go for it
Penny: I will not ask you the rule against perpetuities... cause Im nice. Whats Res Ipsa Loquitur mean?
Italian Guy: the same thing means
Italian Guy: loquitur means sepaking [points for googleing latin JK]
Penny: speaks ... res ipsa loquitur is a legal term of art!
Penny: alright that was hard, sorry
Italian Guy: hey ill be back shortly
Italian Guy: dont go away
He never came back.