Sunday, November 20, 2005

Moron Calls Press Conference; Attempts To Escape; Runs Into Locked Doors

... Bush tried to make a quick exit from a news conference in Beijing on Sunday - only to find himself thwarted by locked doors.

The president strode away from reporters looking annoyed after one said he appeared "off his game".

President Bush tugged at both handles on the double doors before admitting: "I was trying to escape. Obviously, it didn't work." ...

An aide escorted him to the correct exit and on to dinner at the Great Hall of the People.

The video is hilarious!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Headline Of The Day

Car Bombs Kill 48 In Iraq; Bush Says War On Track


Congress Helps Self to $3,100 Pay Raise
The Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise on Friday, then postponed work on bills to curb spending on social programs and cut taxes in favor of a two-week vacation.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

White Phosphorus

The US is without a doubt using chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Iraq.

Cannonfire has posted two gruesome photos of victims of white phosphorus. He also posts this comment from former US soldier Jeff Englehart:
The gases from the warhead, the white phosphorus will disperse in a cloud and when it makes contact with skin then it's absolutely irreversible damage, burning flesh to the bone. It doesn't necessarily burn clothes but it will burn the skin underneath clothes.

And this is why protective masks do not help because it will burn right through the mask, the rubber of the mask, it will manage to get inside your face. If you breathe it it will blister your throat and your lungs till you suffocate. And then it will burn you from the inside. ...

O'Reilly: Your Enlistment Papers Are In The Mail

Imagine if Al Franken or anyone else on the left had said this:
[I]f I'm the president of the United States ... I say, 'Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you're not going to get another nickel in federal funds.' Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead. And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead.
The wingnuts loonies would be having a field day, accusing the speaker of treason, of inciting an attack on American soil. (Telling terrorists to "Bring it on!" in other words.)

When pressed, Falafel Boy stands strong and makes shit up up:
I'm from New York. There are dozens of people in my neighborhood, on Long Island, who are dead because of 9/11, and you people are telling me you're not going to allow military recruiting out there. Hey, it's serious, and I think you guys need a wake-up call.
Since he's so supportive of recruiting, I wonder if O'Reilly has ever served in the armed forces? ... I'll bet I know the answer to that one.

Actually, a poster at Democratic Underground says that O'Reilly has spoken in the past of his experience "in combat". It turns out that he was a reporter stationed in Buenos Aires during the Falklands War. ... Cannonfire also has some good comments.

Elsewhere, Bruce Willis is offering $1 million cash to any civilian who captures Osama bin Forgotten. I guess the $25 million reward that already exists needed to be sweetened a little bit. I love this: Willis is referred to in the article as the "hairless Hollywood he-man".

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Rumsfeld: Gitmo Hunger Strikers Just "On A Diet"

It's amazing that this obviously insane war criminal is let out to talk to anyone.

Asked about the 27 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay who are currently on hunger strikes, Donald Rumsfeld said they were doing it for the publicity:
Well, I suppose that what they're trying to do is to capture press attention, obviously, and they've succeeded. There are a number of people who go on a diet where they don't eat for a period and then go off of it at some point. And then they rotate and other people do that.
And we rag on Bush for being an idiot?!!