Friday, November 30, 2007

The Red Nosed Reindeer Meets The Soprano's

Pat Robertson Says I-35 is the Highway to Heaven

From Andrew Sullivan. This is just bucking funbelievable.

Purity Sieges? WTF? Is that a new kinda tampon?

"Abortion clinics, gay bars, strip joints, and porn shops." God is using "purity sieges" to set America free.

I just spoke to God. SHE said Robertson's gonna have a toasty surprise when he dies. His personal hell is a gay bar where NONE of the men hit on him. EVER. For eternity.

TWO Red State Update Vids

Cheapening the political process just for you.

Toons for the last Friday of November

Featuring Bill Clinton, those wacky Islamic teddy bear whippers and more.

Bob Gorrell
Creators Syndicate Inc.
Nov 30, 2007

Tim Jackson
Chicago Defender, Madison …
Nov 30, 2007

Nick Anderson
Houston Chronicle
Nov 30, 2007

Gordon Campbell
Inland Valley Bulletin
Nov 30, 2007

Steve Kelley
Nov 30, 2007

Scott Stantis
Birmingham News
Nov 30, 2007

Death Taxes and Billary Clinton. Only 2 are inevitable

Another great column by Peggy Noonan.

Read it and your teeth will be whiter and chicks will dig you. Like they dig me.

Karl Rove sayz da Democrats forced the Iraq War

I am speechless. Somewhere George Orwell is laughing.....or not.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Perhaps the Greatest Campaign Video Ever

Sure Mike Gravel ain't got a chance and he has been muzzled yet.........

No More Clintons!

From Obsidian Wings.

Great post on why BILLARY and HILLBILLY should not be allowed near the White House. Maybe on a paid tour, but that is it.

Read the post and you will appear thinner and sexier.

Attention Alcoholics: Please Start Smoking

For Alcoholics Who Smoke, Extra Nicotine Shows Memory Benefits

Did I post this story before? I forgot. Better start smoking.

How anti gay are YOU?

Kinda amusing.

Toons for the last Thursday of Nov 2007

Keith Knight
Nov 29, 2007

M.e Cohen
Nov 29, 2007

Mike Luckovich
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nov 29, 2007

Jim Morin
The Miami Herald
Nov 29, 2007

Sandy Huffaker
Nov 29, 2007

Rejected Kids Toon Characters

Sick, Wrong and Not of the Lord. I approve.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Red State Update on Huckabee

with naughty language and full frontal nudity. Ok, no nudity, just language.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Truly Disturbing Parody of Obama and Clinton

This is adult content only. It suggests that the two Senators are friendlllllllllllly.
Get my meaning?

Great McCain ad. I like anger.

He seems to be finding his footing. He's made some compromises over his 2000 self, but I still like him. Not that I will necessarily vote for him IF he gets the nomination.

If it is Clinton v McCain he gets my vote. Anything else he likely doesn't.


Two Great Columns

Found these over at Archpundit.

The Royko column is classic and the Kass take on the current city is good. Read both and you will burn calories and be sexier.

Give Washington a break

Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 24,1983

So I told Uncle Chester: Don’t worry, Harold Washington doesn’t want to marry your sister.

That might seem like a strange thing to have to tell somebody about the man who will be the next mayor of Chicago. I never had to tell Uncle Chester that Mayor Daley or Mayor Bilandic wouldn’t marry his sister.

On the other hand, no other mayor, in the long and wild-eyed history of Chicago, has had one attribute of Washington.

45 Campaign Commercials from 1983 Mayoral Races

This is interesting. Found it over at Chicagoist.

1983 Mayoral Campaign Commercials from Kevin Robinson on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land,

James Madison, whose wife Dolly invented snack cakes and twinkies, offers this bit of wisdom from the past.

I found it at the blog of one Andrew Sullivan.

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

“It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.”

“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

“The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.”

“War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.”

“Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.”

Another Celebrity Outed

Da Prez likes his men outta uniform....the perv

Saturday, November 24, 2007

You want HAROLD. Here's more.

More links to audio on Harold Washington.

From All Things Considered November 23, 2007

News and Notes. November 21,2007

Talk of the Nation. November 25, 1997

And a link to a "This American Life" episode from 1997 updated for 2007. I posted it earlier.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Theremin Killed the Radio Star

Amusing sample of how SOME people find my blog

This is by no means representative of the folks who waste their time by visiting this blog. Most are local and find it through links at Uptown Update or other places.

My blog is found by people searching for pics of cartoon torture, Irish gay guys, "God Hates Fags" lyrics, Irish sheep fucking as opposed to good old New Zealand sheep fucking, and of course "Ted Nugent is an asshole".

The post below is a bit of a mess, but Muslims seem to like gay pictures. The Irish like sheep fucking. Southerners are fascinated by "God Hates Fags" and everyone hates Ted Nugent. torture&hl=en&client=opera&rls=en&num=10&btnG=Google Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=&cr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=
Probably some Romney supporter.




This joker is from Malaysia

And no there are no penis pictures of Irish gay guys here.
Ireland of course



Washington Scandal Tour

This is amusing. Sorta like watching PBS take you around town.

Two Toons. No freaking shopping.

Chip Bok
Akron Beacon-Journal
Nov 23, 2007

Mike Luckovich
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nov 23, 2007

People before Prophets

Once again Peggy Noonan seems to get it right. Click on her name and read some good writing. Never miss a Peggy Noonan column. Every once in awhile she writes something great. This is merely very good.

But faith is also personal. You can be touched by a candidate's faith, or interested in his apparent lack of it. It's never wholly unimportant, but you should never see a politician as a leader of faith, and we should not ask a man who made his rise in the grubby world of politics to act as if he is an exemplar of his faith, or an explainer or defender of it

We have the emphasis wrong. It's out of kilter. And the result is a Mitt Romney being harassed on radio shows about the particulars of his faith, and Hillary Clinton--a new-class yuppie attorney and board member--announcing how important her Methodist faith is and how much she loves wearing her diamond cross. For all I know, for all you know, it is true. But there is about it an air of patronizing the rubes and boobs.

We should lighten up on demanding access to their hearts. It is impossible for us to know their hearts. It's barely possible to know your own. Faith is important but it's also personal. When we force political figures to tell us their deepest thoughts on it, they'll be tempted to act, to pretend. Do politicians tend to give in to temptation? Most people do. Are politicians better than most people? Quick, a show of hands. I don't think so either.

Remembering Harold Washington: 20 Years Gone

WBEZ has a series of stories on the late Mayor. Those were interesting times. It would be nice if the current Mayor had the same sense of joy and laugh that "Harold" had. "How's Harold?" The man had a great laugh. The current occupant of the 5th floor has more of a sarcastic cackle that you seldom hear. When you do it normally means he has been challenged in some way and is making some snarky remark. The little King does NOT like to be questioned in any way. He shows little joy. What joy he shows resembles something Scrooge would take joy in. Like saving a penny and then stealing another from a child, while knocking the kid down. He would love that. Especially if the "child" is a columnist or a taxpayer.

He once said to a group of supporters, "In the old days, when you told people in other countries that you were from Chicago, they would say, 'Boom-boom! Rat-a-tat-tat!' Nowadays, they say [crowd joins with him], 'How's Harold?'!"

Earlier in the week "This American Life" on NPR also replayed and updated a ten year old episode they did on the Life of Harold Washington and the aftermath of his death.

I originally listened to the earlier version back in 1997. Levois covered the NPR piece in his blog last week.

So if you have some time click on the links, turn up your speakers, and listen to some stories about a man who knew the meaning of the word "joy".

24: Jack Bauer Circa 1994

I would like to thank my heterosexual life companion, the Italian Pirate, for sending this to me. He is feeling lonely today, because his girlfriend, I shall call her Gina Ravioli, is out of the country. She will be back next week.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I leave you on Thanksgiving with two editorials

The Desolate Wilderness.

And the Fair Land.

I read them yearly and give thanks for America. Imperfect, loud, brash, sometimes downright stupid, but at the core the best nation on Earth. Sure, most of the competition sucks, yet it still is something. Look around at most of the people on this blue planet we live on and realize how lucky we are. Freedom is not that common. Something as silly and inane as this blog would be considered illegal by many governments on this spinning rock we call home.

Now I'm off for some turkey on da sout side.

One Toon. One Bird. Much to be Thankful for.

Clay Jones
Free Lance Star
Nov 22, 2007

Will It Blend?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Obama and Billary Clinton Spar over Experience

From Reuters.

"I am happy to compare my experiences to hers when it comes to the economy. My understanding is that she wasn't treasury secretary in the Clinton administration," Obama said. "I don't know exactly what experiences she's claiming."

Let's face facts her main claim to fame is having had sex with Bill Clinton.

That is NOT an exclusive group.

Come on who hasn't had sex with Bill Clinton?


Nope, she had sex with him too. Bringing shame to my family for 5 generations.

Hell, ok, I admit it. I had sex with Bill too.

You did didn't you. Admit it. It is easier to identify who hasn't had sex with the former President than who has.

Raise your hands. Fess up. Go to confession. Get some anti-biotics. Hope for the best. Trust Trojan brand condoms.

Little Obama Girl

This kid has potential.

There is but one hope for mankind,

unfortunately, the Wrong Trousers ain't it.

Creepiest Public Service Announcement Ever

Penis. Is what boys have down in front. Penis. Is the word though it seems blunt. All boys have a penis, so no matter what you've heard, remember that penis, is the proper word. Vulva. Is what girls have down below. Vulva, when shes naked it will show. All girls have a vulva, so no matter what you've heard, remember that vulva, is the proper word. Both boys and girls have breasts, each person recognizes. They're found upon our chests, and grow to different sizes. Our anus, is a useful thing indeed. The anus, give relief in time of need. We all have an anus, so no matter what you've heard, remember that anus, is the proper word. So don't be appaled, cause thats what they're called, and each of thems a proper word!

David Lynch Public Service Announcement

A Priest's Priest and military chaplain.

From Chicago to Anbar: A Chaplain's View of War. From NPR. Click and listen.

The interview is of Father John Barkemeyer who was a Catholic Pastor in Beverly on the south side of da city of Chi Caw Gah.

Here is the "Compadres" with links to some articles he has written.

Strikes me as what a Priest should be. Thoughtful, kind, articulate and compassionate.

Holy Mother the Church should clone him. Oops, bad phrase, but you git the idea.

What Conservapedia is really about

Amusing post over at Andrew Sullivan.

Conservapedia is the right wing answer to wikipedia. Without all those nasty "fact things"

Here are the main hits on that wonderful website:

Most viewed pages

1. Main Page [1,894,429]
2. Homosexuality [1,475,437]
3. Homosexuality and Hepatitis [515,993]
4. Homosexuality and Promiscuity [416,375]
5. Homosexuality and Parasites [387,265]
6. Homosexuality and Gonorrhea [327,795]
7. Homosexuality and Domestic Violence [319,073]
8. Gay Bowel Syndrome [305,261]
9. Homosexuality and Syphilis [261,781]
10. Homosexuality and Mental Health [243,293]

I wonder if internet access is available in airport bathrooms?

Two Toons. One Turkey. Some cranberry sauce.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Perhaps my best Rant Ever

You can find it at the Broken Heart of Rogers Park.

Check out the "Appalled by Description of Assaulters" post on November 20th. For some reason I can't link directly. Probably the politically correct God "fookin" with me.

Here is one small part of the rant. Read the comments section at the above post for the whole sordid thing.


Save us from the left wing know what is best busybodies.

Save us from the right wing imperial moralists.

Save us from those who would save us.


The rant is ended go in peace. Thanks be to Pirate.

Bestest Red State Update Ever!

At the Las Vegas debate.

Here are some quotes:

Home of sin corruption and responsibility free diddling. The perfect place for the democratic candidates to come together and debate the future of the country.

Lou Dobbs is going to try to round up all the Mexican strippers.

I like a nice fat guy because you guys don't run very fast. And you won't leave me either. Nothing like a fat guy and a sandwich babee, I know how to keep you at home.

Obama crazy for change.

You smell like English beautiful love shower..............(to Kucinich's wife) She is freaking hot.

Lay down on that (Kucinich) banner, dog.

Should we believe the Good News?

I hope it is true. Time will tell.

I do find the graphic amusing.

From Slate and the mind of Christopher Hitchens.

Toons for a Dreary Tuesday before Thanksgiving

Bob Gorrell
Creators Syndicate Inc.
Nov 20, 2007

Jim Morin
The Miami Herald
Nov 20, 2007

Chip Bok
Akron Beacon-Journal
Nov 20, 2007

Tim Jackson
Chicago Defender, Madison …
Nov 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Interesting Take on McCain

I like McCain. Doesn't mean I will vote for him, but he strikes me as genuine. Right now my dream race would be Obama Versus McCain. No matter who won I think the country would have a good leader. I can't say that with any other of the major candidates. Although a couple of the other dems are interesting. Biden and Dodd. Edwards annoys me and Clinton is a pain in my ample ass.

Here is an article Andrew Sullivan just wrote.

McCain looks better not just because he has stuck to his pro-war position while acknowledging painful reality, but because the others have increasingly looked so unnerving. Romney’s plastic demeanour and say-anything style have not caught on outside the first two states where he has poured millions of his own money into blanket television advertising. Thompson has yet to seem a viable president. Giuliani’s bizarre personal quirks and all-purpose, random hawkishness do not calm nerves in a very unstable world. Fellow Republican candidate Mike Huckabee is a jovial inheritor of Bush’s spend-like-Jesus conservatism, but has zero foreign policy experience. And so . . . we come back to McCain.

It’s obviously his turn. He was runner-up in 2000 and a loyal Bushie (through gritted teeth) in 2004. He’s more reliably pro-life than any of the other big names; he is extremely well versed in foreign policy; and his integrity on the detention and interrogation question makes him the sole Republican president who could reassure the world that the US will not continue to torture prisoners. He’s also able to appeal to independents in a way no other Republican can – except Rudy on a very good day.

The Horror............the horro..................r..................

Men who look like old Lesbians..............

This is amusing.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Fox News Porn.........Bill O'Reilly gonna luv dis

Man sentenced for having sex with bike.

From the BBC.

My opinion. Leave the pervert alone. The bike consented. Freaking waste of government resources.

JFK speaks to us

It is in your power to perceive deception, to shut off gimmickry, to reward honesty, to demand legislation where needed. Without your approval, no TV show is worthwhile and no politician can exist," - John F. Kennedy, TV Guide, 14 November, 1959.

Found that at the blog of one Andy Sullivan. Which is linked on this mess of a page. I could post the link but I am thinking of cornflakes right now.

Hillary is a farmer

John R. Rose
Byrd Newspapers of Virginia
Nov 16, 2007

Priest admits having sex with female inmates

From ABC news.

Thank God. Finally a Catholic sex scandal that doesn't involve underage kids.

I guess the Padre was just filling them with the Spirit.

Being a Beacon to the world is tough......says Peggy

Peggy Noonan is always interesting. Click and read and improve your mind.

Conservatives have wrung their hands over this for a generation. But really, if you are a new immigrant to our country, full of hope, animated in part by some sense of mystery about this country that has lived in your imagination for 20 years, you have got to think: This is it? This ad for erectile dysfunction? Oh, I have joined something that is not healthy.

Sad to think this. They want to have joined a healthy and vibrant and well-balanced nation, not a sick circus.

I haven't even touched upon poverty, the material kind and the spiritual kind. I haven't touched on a lot. But if we were to try harder to be better, if we were to try harder to be and seem as great as we are, we wouldn't have to bray so much about the superiority of our system. It would be obvious to all, as obvious as a big light in the darkness.

To be a brighter beacon is not to choose passivity, or follow a path of selfishness. It would take energy and commitment and thought. We've always had a lot of that.

A happy Thanksgiving to all who love the great and fabled nation that is still, this day, the hope of the world.


Angelina Jolie in "Beowulf". I need to lose weight, get hair plugs and facial plastic surgery, and a whole lot more luck than I deserve. She is so friggin hot my screen is melting.

I want to apologize for the adolescent rant. At heart I am a 14 year old male. Only difference from me and my 14 year old self is more fat, less hair, fewer zits, and slightly better hygiene.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

West Loop Video Vigilante Can Declare Victory

at least for now.

From Chicagoist.

My post from October with links to video and more.

Glad to see a victory for the neighbors on this one. That club was outta control.

Scientific Proof that Beer Goggles Really Exist

From the blog of some guy named Yglesias.

A recent study at the University of Glasgow found that alcohol makes the opposite sex appear more facially attractive, at least in the eyes of the drinker. Compared to abstainers, drinkers were more likely to rate someone of the opposite sex as attractive. Alcohol had no effect on the rating of same-sex attractiveness. This may explain why drinking in bars and at parties often leads to sex.