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‘Dear Mr. President’; He’s a Twisted ‘Twister’ Champ

By: dmac Friday November 14, 2008 11:31 am

Dear Mr. President;

There is one thing I will miss about you. How you play Twister using only your mouth. If you go to Japan, you can make some extra money with that talent.

I won’t miss your being so Twisted. I sure wish you would answer a few questions about that after you and Laura are settled back in Texas.

Wrapping up her interview with the former President and First Lady, Pink asks the former President to share his reflections about himself, his family and his Presidency.

"George!" Laura whispers, elbows ‘W’, "She just asked you a question!"

"Waaaaht, oh, excuse my perplexssssedness, heh, what was that?"

Pink repeats the question.

"Well, heh, that’s a lot of questions, I don’t have a pencil. Here in Texas we have a saying-’You can call somebody with a quarter’. No, uh, ‘Here’s a quarter, you can call somebody’. How’s that go Laura?"
Laura, with a pained expression, whispers into George’s ear. "Here’s a quarter, go call someone who cares. You shouldn’t have said that, George."
"Well, you can still call somebody with a quarter, Laura. God Bless America!."

"Thank you Mr. President."

Later at the condo-
"That was a fiiine interviewing today! Hey Laura!! Can Librarians be blonde?"

(h/t Jkat for

 

CNN Bush: ‘I regret saying some things I shouldn’t have said’-Join My Slam Dance Farewell Tribute to ‘W’

By: dmac Wednesday November 12, 2008 2:23 am

Uh Oh, W wants a conscience.
Admitting, regretting.
George W. Bush, ever the Dividerer, can’t quite go there.

"As his presidency nears its end, a reflective President Bush suggested Tuesday that he regrets some of his more blunt statements on the war on terrorism…"

Reflective. Suggested. Regrets. Blunt statements.

"I regret saying some things I shouldn’t have said,"

"My wife reminded me that, hey, as president of the United States, be careful what you say."

I agree. But her warning came too late.
Allow me to be reflective and suggest, Mr. Almost Not Commander in Chief, that you should watch that you don’t express how you really feel. But you did it anyway, with callousness and dismisiveness, an inherited trait.

Even while admitting and regretting, you keep safe distance between yourself and the task at hand; separate yourself from ‘those people’ who counted on you to address national and worldwide tragedies.

"I’m proud when I see people feed the hungry…."

Proud is not what I feel when I see hungry people being fed, knowing they are not getting enough to sustain them for more than that day. Not enough to battle the malnutrition that will lower their life expectancy and detrimentally affect the physical and mental

Honor Roll Poem from The Lehrer Newshour March 2006

By: dmac Tuesday November 11, 2008 10:34 am

Wyatt Prunt
Amazing Poet
Vietnam Vet

He wrote a poem about the Honor Roll segment shown regularly at the end of The Lehrer Newshour. Regularly, because we regularly have more dead arriving ‘home’. Wyatt sent it in, they aired it. I’ll never forget it.
He wrote a note about it on the PBS site.
Watch the video or listen to the audio, his voice says it all. (When you do, Kleenex Alert)

The Returning Dead

Each night I make a drink and wait for them
They have become the day’s concluding news,
Installments from a world without anthems
Or children, unfocusing eyes

A question that repeatedly rejects
My easy terms. They are ones who believed
And acted in the narrow and select
Ways handed them, while ordinary lives

Ran on without interruption
Or bad pictures, as though nothing had changed
Change is the one unanswerable question
Of these faces. The world can rearrange

Itself repeatedly, but these remain
The same, silent in everything they lack;
That’s what they’ve come to, in places with names
Like Afghanistan, Iraq,

And this is the way it happens: the words
Are old – mother, father, home – and will catch
Surrounding currents in the slow absurd
Descending will of any river etched

Out of a landscape history refines
To myth. The TV blanks between
Segments, but every static face defines
Itself, holds stubbornly

Yes Prop 8 and Posthumous Baptisms of Holocaust Jews: The Mormon Church-Reaching Out to ‘The Afflicted’

By: dmac Tuesday November 11, 2008 10:10 am

Out to change the world, Here Now and in the Hereafter, The Mormon Church extends its Christian outreach in all manner of ways.

Mormons baptizing Holocaust Jews post-mortem.
Lends new meaning to ‘Born Again’.

From CNN:
Holocoust survivors to Mormons: Stop baptisms of dead Jews

Have know of this ‘rite’ for years, thought they had stopped the practice. A surrogate ‘soul’ actually goes into the baptismal font representing the ‘Jewish soul’ being baptized in the name of Jesus. Not a prayer, a baptism. Guess they go retrieve it, b.d. (before death)

When you are ‘born again’ and baptized in the waters into the faith, if you are chosen, an overwhelming feeling of joy takes over your body.
Gays-lookout! I bet that you’re next, felt any unexplained ‘tingles’ lately?

Is there a ‘Stop the Mormons’ Fund yet?

Associated Press Caught ‘Borrowing’ Tim Robbins Voting Video.

By: dmac Sunday November 9, 2008 7:40 am

I was retrieving a video clip of Tim Robbins to post on Firedoglake and happened upon something really funny.

AP stealing footage and putting it on its website.

Here’s Tim Robbins during his marathon day trying to vote. Ooops, video no longer available. Wonder why? It was uploaded by AP, on their official AP site!!!….

But it appears on the ‘search page’–see that little ‘TMZ’ in the upper right-hand corner?

Oh my, seems they swooped it from TMZ.com, a gossip site. AP, who recently made new constrictive rules for use of its property, and is now charging for any use of its property, felt it was just fine to ‘borrow’ video from someone else.
Here’s the clip.

Makes it more funny that it was about Tim Robbins, wonder if he knows?

Shame Shame AP. Hope TMZ charged you for it.

Long List of Why ‘Droopy Dog’ Lieberman Should ‘SIT’.-A Rant Between Dem Friends

By: dmac Saturday November 8, 2008 8:37 am

I sent the link to the Joe Lieberman petition posts http://firedoglake.com/2008/11/07/reading-the-lieberman-tea-leaves/
(oxdown won’t let me paste when i hit ‘link’)
to family and friends yesterday, one of them, a Dem, who helped phone-bank in the Primary and the General, answered right away:

Haya D… I have been wondering about Joe L’s. fate.. My first reaction is to kick him down… But then, in the spirit of unity, maybe he can be a transformation person to help unite the parties?
I am weary of the divisiveness… Lets work together to get a real energy policy going and lubricate the economy and get some jobs…
Did we really loose 1 million jobs… crikey…
Will how congress treats him be an example of how the republicans will treat the dems?
I am ready to MOVE ON! xo

I respond-
: )Oh boy, Hojo………(rubbing hands together): )There aren’t many that I’d send to moon, Hojo is one…….I’d send food and comforts with him, of course.

This is just a partial list off of the top of my head. He’s a Weasel of the highest order.
Yes, he did and said everything he could to get a republican in the White House…and praised Sarah Palin’s expertise in foreign affairs and policy….over