Monday, December 19

There isn't enough insulin in the world...

blood sugar


...to cover the don't sugarcoat its from this weekend. Man, are you guys ticked off. And right before Jesus' birthday, too.

Agitprop has the "Dear Leader Death Watch."

Bring it on asks a sweet question...

And One Good Move does not mince words, and shows Cafferty, who never has, as far as I know. (Screw you, Wolf Blitzer)

Jurassic gives our President a really special award.

Finally, Susie at Suburban Guerrilla lets us all know what time it is.

And if you forget what time it is, here is a reminder from Ironic Times: Set your clocks back to 1984.

Blue Gal will be travelling this week and blogging sporadically. I'll miss you. From my Christmas Letter:

One of the nicest blessings of this year is the friends I have made as a result [of blogging]. It turns out the blogosphere is not a vast impersonal blob; smart, funny, warmhearted people are writing wonderfully online.

Ending with a thought on that "War on Christmas": saying "happy holidays" is not anti-Christmas. Celebrating one big stressed-out greed festival without thinking about Jesus even a little bit, is. Merry Christmas. May yours be happy, calm, and bright.


And a Happy New Year. xoxoxo

15 comments:

  1. I know we've only just met, but I wanted to say thank you for being another voice out there in the wilderness. Maybe, hopefully there will one day be enough of us, that we'll make a roar heard all the way in D.C.
    Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday's and all that good stuff, to you and yours!!

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  2. Thanks, babe.

    Wanda, we're no longer voices in the wilderness but a steady murmur in the woods, like a chorus of frogs or cicadas in the summer.

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  3. Jack Cafferty rocks! He's the closest thing CNN has to Keith Olbermann.

    BG, have a great trip and a blessed holiday!

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  4. Well, Beege, since you're leaving tomorrow, I'll send my best Christmas wishes to you and your family (in yet another conincidence, our husbands have the same first name!) and let you know I'm so glad to count you among the special people who make it a pleasure to 'fight the good fight' alongside!

    BTW, your babies are beautiful and I would kill for your hair!

    Have a fab holiday - much love, Alicia

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  5. Jack Cafferty has balls of the purest steel.

    US Steel, too.

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  6. "Set your clocks back to 1984."

    1984, my asterisk. Try setting them back to 1970 instead.

    -----

    "It's still hard to believe I had to write this song. It's ironic that I capitalized on the death of these American students. Probably the most important lesson ever learned at an American place of learning. David Crosby cried after this take."
    -- Neil Young

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    Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'
    We're finally on our own
    This summer I hear the drummin'
    Four dead in Ohio

    Gotta get down to it
    Soldiers are gunning us down
    Should have been done long ago
    What if you knew her and
    Found her dead on the ground?
    How can you run when you know?

    Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'
    We're finally on our own.
    This summer I hear the drummin'
    Four dead in Ohio
    Four dead in Ohio
    Four dead in Ohio
    Four dead in Ohio

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    In the early 1970's, the citizens of this country finally learned -- whether they wanted to or not -- just what can happen when an unchecked imperialist administration is given free rein.

    A lot of us are old enough to still remember those horrible, hateful years.

    *Please* don't allow the goons currently holding onto the reins of power in Washingtoon make our children have to learn those same damn lessons all over again.

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    Find the cost of freedom
    Buried in the ground
    Mother Earth will swallow you
    Lay your body down

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    (Recommended reading: http://www.thrasherswheat.org/fot/ohio.htm )


    I love my country but I hate their government,
    Otter



    "There is only one way to end the lies: impeach George Bush. And if Dick Cheney does not resign quickly, impeach him too. Congress, acting on behalf of all of us, needs to lance this terrible abscess and flush out all of those who played a role in this shameful episode of American history."
    -- Dick Bell

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  7. Hey there Blue Gal. Thank you for being there and your perspective on things. Happy holidays... Aw hell! I'm gonna just totally cheese off the entire liberal blogosphere and wish you a Merry Christmas!!! =o0 **bhfrik bursts into flames and runs away**

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  9. Okay, so maybe I am a bleeding-heart leftist liberal Old Pharte. So indict me already.

    Which means it seemed a tad ironic, but still thoroughly appropriate just now, when the webcast stream that I am listening to while I dig through my various RSS feeds for the latest mentions of "impeachment" [ said webcast being streamed by http://www.folkalley.com , which I recommend extremely highly ] started pouring the following forgotten chestnut out of my speakers.

    Like I've said before, everything old is new again. Hit 'rewind, go back 34 years' worth, and then hit 'play'. And then, my friends, it's deja vu all over again.

    Was there, did that, will do it all again if that's what it takes.

    (P.S.: be sure to pay special attention to the secret hidden messages in the second, fifth, eighth, and last verses... *ahem*)

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    Oh, mommy
    I ain't no commie
    I'm just doing what I can
    To live the good all-American way

    It says right there in the Constitution
    It's really A-OK to have a revolution
    When the leaders that you choose
    Really don't fit the shoes

    Oh, mister
    I ain't no sister
    I believe in the Bill of Rights
    Come on, don't you start a fight, please

    I like to wear my hair long
    How can there be anything wrong
    When you already accused me twice
    Of looking like Jesus Christ, Hallelujah

    I'm only gettin' tired of playing Punch and Judy
    I've really half a mind to go and do my duty
    Like Mr. Patrick Henry said
    I got to be free or dead

    Mr. Nixon
    I ain't a-fixin'
    To speak Spanish on a plane
    Or polish off the Liberty Bell

    I just want to sit here on the shelf
    And watch you finish off the place by yourself
    Please let me do what I wanna
    I'll just lay around the house and smoke marijuana

    It says right there in the Constitution
    It's really A-OK to have a revolution
    When the leader that you made
    Just don't make the grade

    Oh, mommy
    I ain't no commie
    But I hate to bust your bubble
    Cause there's gonna be some trouble soon

    (Brewer and Shipley, 1972)

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    it's time to take back our country dammit,
    Otter

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  10. (Oh, yes... and by way of placating the liberal blogosphere and of adding a wee dram of insulin to counteract bhfrik's sugary Xmas post above... *ahem ahem*)


    Here's wishing a very special and salubrious solstice day to all of you, my precious friends and precocious colleagues in our righteous fight against the neocon nutburgers. May we all look forward to sharing many more!


    blessed be,
    Otter

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  11. Blue Gal was in Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970...just one of many formative experiences that turned me into a commie.

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  12. Happy New Year BG - hope you maintain your chill-osity, as my fictional Dubya would say.

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  13. BG-did you become a commie in 1970? Did you know that Clinton, after his sham public inaugural, when he placed his hand on the Bible, actually had a secret inaugural, where he placed his hand on Das Capital - it was held in that Oval Office side office where he was known to hand out. Don't tell anyone.

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  14. please hurry over to Agitprop to help with our O'Reilly holiday project: http://agitprop.typepad.com/agitprop/2005/12/agitprop_rethin.html

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  15. Bluegal, I've been helping blogenfreude get on the O'Reilly sh!t list. Check it out ;o)

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