Monday, May 07, 2007

Ear Spiders and Mr. 28%

Woo-hoo, TDU and DBT at the GAMH in SF! Tonight and tomorrow. Very excited!

Gonnna intersperse some pictures I took yesterday during a beautiful San Francisco Sunday. Too freakin' hot, though. It got up to 80 degrees... thought I was going to die. Slept buck nekkid on top of the cover last night. That's a once/twice a year deal in San Francisco.

Capital "L" loser. Nobody but the lizard brains like Georgie any more. Boo-fuckin

Newsweek: Bush approval hits all time low of 28 percent:

"May 5, 2007 - It’s hard to say which is worse news for Republicans: that George W. Bush now has the worst approval rating of an American president in a generation, or that he seems to be dragging every ‘08 Republican presidential candidate down with him. But According to the new NEWSWEEK Poll, the public’s approval of Bush has sunk to 28 percent, an all-time low for this president in our poll, and a point lower than Gallup recorded for his father at Bush Sr.’s nadir. The last president to be this unpopular was Jimmy Carter who also scored a 28 percent approval in 1979. This remarkably low rating seems to be casting a dark shadow over the GOP’s chances for victory in ‘08. The NEWSWEEK Poll finds each of the leading Democratic contenders beating the Republican frontrunners in head-to-head matchups.

So who are the Republicans going to get behind in '08?

Is it the third rate 'actor' Fred Thompson and his big-fake-tittied-much-younger wife? First 'Lady' will be a stretch. (And, no, I am not biased against fake titties. I love all titties. Ain't nothing wrong with a little renovation)

Daily Kos: Ten is Not Enough

Many are betting that Fred Thompson is the man they're searching for. After all, calling everyone in Hollywood a loon, then fawning over any third-rate actor who will give them the time of day, is a Republican tradition. Sonny Bono, the terminator, the guy who played Gopher on the Love Boat, and don't forget the deified Pharaoh Ronald, in whose golden shrine the debate was held -- ah, for more Republicans like these. They'd crawl all over the guy who played the body on last week's CSI if he'd only mouth the phrase 'pro-life.' On the right-leaning actor scale, Thompson's a prince. Besides, he's already played the president, so he certainly has experience at the primary Republican qualification: looking presidential.

Trouble is, what the Republicans are looking for can't be found in Thompson, nor in arch-hypocrite Gingrich, nor even work-wife Rice. That's because what the Republicans are missing isn't a person, it's a philosophy.

For four decades, the right has been peddling Rugged Individualist Soap. If they just had the opportunity to rip the reins away from the liberals (and all the actors who had not provided comic relief to a chimp), they could Set Things Right(tm). Funny, that's not quite how it worked out. On every front -- every front -- the Republicans turned out to be miserable at turning their points into practice. "Staggering Incompetence" might as well be the party moto. The Republicans' problem now isn't that they don't have the right candidate, it's that they still have the right's talking points. And those talking points are played out. Like a commercial that's run ten too many times, people are simply tired of it.

Fuck, I wish the NRA supported the other amendments as radically as they support the 2nd.

NRA: Don't Ban Gun Sales to Suspects:

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association is urging the Bush administration to withdraw its support of a bill that would prohibit suspected terrorists from buying firearms.

Backed by the Justice Department, the measure would give the attorney general the discretion to block gun sales, licenses or permits to terror suspects.

In other redneck news:

'General Lee' auction ends at almost $10M:

"NEW YORK ( -- If the bids are real - and the auction was stopped once for fake bidding - a modified 1969 Dodge Charger, painted to look like the General Lee from the TV Show 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' nearly became the most expensive car ever auctioned.

The auction closed at $9,900,500 at 1:00 pm Friday. That puts it just $1.1 million away from the $11 million paid for a 1931 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Sports Coupe sold by the auction house Christie's in 1987. To date, that is the highest price ever paid for a car at auction, according to Christie's.

The car was used in the show, which typically went through several cars per episode during its 6-year production run in the early 1980s. But this one is owned by John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the series, a role that was only slightly less central than that of the car.

'I'm excited as I can be but I'm not going to believe it until my banker calls and says 'buy me a beer',' said Schneider after the auction ended."

Gran-Gran was RIGHT!

Doctor Finds Spiders in Boy's Ear:

"These guys weren't exactly Snap, Crackle and Pop. What began as a faint popping in a 9-year-old boy's ear — 'like Rice Krispies' — ended up as an earache, and the doctor's diagnosis was that a pair of spiders made a home in the ear."

Values via Atrios



townser said...

Have a great time at the show(s). Can't wait to read about them. BTW- I am going to look so SWEET in the General...

JPW said...

So YOU'RE the one who out bid me. My top end was 9.3 million. So close! Let me know when you get the keys and we'll cruise chicks and run from the law. Good times!

townser said...

I can't wait to come across that first abandoned flat bed trailer on the side of the road...

JPW said...

... perfectly positioned at the edge of a medium size creek with a road on the other side....