Thursday, October 8, 2009

Why Does Karl Rove Get To Keep On Writing Columns?

Photo "borrowed" shamelessly from Down With Tyranny
One of my favorite movie songs of all time is "The End Of An Act," from the Team America: World Police soundtrack, better known as the "Pearl Harbor sucked, and I miss you" song. The song poses the musical question, "Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?" I feel the same way about the WSJ continuing to publish columns by one of the most discredited political figures of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one Karl "Turd Blossom" Rove (obviously, Richard Cohen also falls into this category, but I'm gonna leave him alone today...I think).

In honor of Karl's latest counter-factual masterpiece, I've reworked the lyrics to "The End Of An Act."

I miss you more than Karl Rove missed the mark,
When he wrote about health care.
I miss you more than that column missed the point,
And that’s an awful lot girl.
And now, now you've gone away,
And all I'm trying to say,
Is Rove's column sucks, and I miss you.

I need you like Scooter Libby needed prison time,
For his role in selling Plame out.
I need you like Monica Goodling needed an ethics course,
When she was working for Alberto.
And now all I can think about is your smile,
And that shitty column too,
Rove's column sucks, and I miss you.

Why does Karl Rove get to keep on writing columns?
I guess Rove's column sucks
Just a little bit more than I miss you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Richard Cohen Is Even More Morally Bankrupt Than I Thought

Good lord:
Now he is in American custody. What will happen? How do we get him to reveal his group's plans and the names of his colleagues? It will be hard. It will, in fact, be harder than it used to be. He can no longer be waterboarded. He knows this. He cannot be deprived of more than a set amount of sleep. He cannot be beaten or thrown up against even a soft wall. He cannot be threatened with shooting or even frightened by the prospect of an electric drill. Nothing really can be threatened against his relatives -- that they will be killed or sexually abused.
Well, I guess what might happen is that interrogators will have to use methods that actually, you know, work. Which might lead to actual, you know, good intelligence...with the added benefit that such proper interrogation is not illegal, unconstitutional, or morally bankrupt. Kind of a win/win, don't you think?

No one can possibly believe that America is now safer because of the new restrictions on enhanced interrogation and the subsequent appointment of a special prosecutor. The captured terrorist of my fertile imagination, assuming he had access to an Internet cafe, knows about the special prosecutor. He knows his interrogator is under scrutiny. What person under those circumstances is going to spill his beans?
Actually, Dick, I do. I believe that America is now safer now that we won't be torturing false answers out of people desperate to make the torture stop. I believe that America is now safer because our intelligence officers now know that they can no longer torture prisoners to death in ways that expose our own forces to torture and death in the event of their capture.

So, you know, there's one person for you. Why don't you go find another straw man to beat up, you sad, sad excuse for a pundit?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


From today's mass teabagging in Lafayette Park:

original image by Sommer Mathis, dcist, lol'd by me

Friday, December 19, 2008


Okay, it's been a couple of months, which means it's time for me to post something. If nothing else, this will accomplish the feat of bumping the over-wide embedded Palin parody video down the page some. I'm not deleting it, though, since, well, I think it should stay there for posterity.

So what to write about? Well, a couple days ago a guy was shot in the head and killed around the corner from my house. I mean, it was 3:30 AM, but still...all the guy was doing was walking home from a bar. If it had been a couple hours earlier on a different night, man, that could've been me. Damn. Poor guy.

EDIT: for the record, I agree with Bill Simmons: it's a travesty that The Colonel James isn't on the youtubes. A travesty I say!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008