Friday, August 29, 2008

Michael Moore can kiss my ass!

Note the very first thing Moore says about the hurricane approaching the Gulf Coast:

"Gustav is proof that there is a God in Heaven."

Then he back-pedals a little. But FUCK YOU, MOORE! Are you so much of a jerk you are CELEBRATING this?

I'm a little peeved with Olbermann, too, but I get the feeling he's just trying to recover from his guest's faux pas. (You can tell he doesn't understand a whole bunch of what Moore is talking about.)

I'm pissed. I used to like Michael Moore and I may again but right now I'm so pissed at him!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

And this is a good idea..........why?

Please, no offense intended to any future Junior G-Men reading this but WTF does the FBI think this is going to accomplish?

New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers

Published: August 20, 2008

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the details said Wednesday.

The plan, which could be made public next month, has already generated intense interest and speculation. Little is known about its precise language, but civil liberties advocates say they fear it could give the government even broader license to open terrorism investigations.

cont'd at link above.

The FBI is not a bad agency. I would like to think I can trust them, at least, if not all the federal law enforcement agencies. There are some mighty smart people working for the FBI, smart and HONEST. In fact, in the lead-up to 9/11, some of the FBI agents were downright heroes, even if their supervisory political appointees chose to ignore them in favor of toeing the party line. So why is it suddenly a Good Idea to let the FBI get warrants without such niggling little details as, say, evidence?

I think I'm gonna start answering my phone "Hello J. Edgar" again, just to be on the safe side. (Someday I'll explain why I used to do that when I was 16.)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Brilliant use for plastic bags

I tend to reuse the plastic bags I get at the grocery store as garbage bags. But sometimes I have way too many of them to store. And when that happens I'm going to turn them into "plarn."

Plarn is yarn made out of plastic bags. I'm loving this idea. I'll update once I get something made.

Meanwhile, I have two loaves of homemade bread (one with rosemary and garlic, the other with cheese and Italian herbs) and a zucchini casserole ready to go to Amy's birthday party. And after that I will need to keep crocheting. Just because I missed the Ravelympics deadline doesn't mean I'm not still making the Torchwood afghan, silly!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I would SO wear this!

Having watched the latest installment of this season's "Project Runway" and finding myself less and less enthralled with the contestants this time around I went looking at last season's collections to feel better. And I found this from Chris March.

I would SO wear this! (If my figure would only support it. I'm kind of shaped like Chris himself, if you know what I mean.) And what's more, that stole? I think I can make it. Once the Ravelympics is done with.

And for those who are interested in PR, here is a really good video recap that almost echoes all of my feelings on last night's episode.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The part the mainstream news doesn't let you see

For once, it's about Paris Hilton and I'm not trying to tear my hair out.

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

The part you don't normally get to see is the first part, where she compares McCain to the Crypt Keeper. This makes the response from the McCain campaign even funnier. As I read the following, it seems like they are trying to recruit Paris Hilton into their camp:

Sounds like Paris is taking the 'All of the Above' energy approach that John McCain has advocated -- both alternatives and drilling. Perhaps the reality is that Paris has a more substantive energy plan than Barack Obama.

Now, if I were advising Obama's campaign (which I'm not, of course, because they don't read my blog...) I'd say they should ignore the whole McCain/Hilton thing. Because McCain is doing just fine campaigning for Obama in this case all on his own.