Friday, August 22, 2008

Bush's last visit to NOLA . . .

With any luck at all, Bush's Tuesday visit to NOLA and the Gulf Coast will be his last. People Get Ready » Dubya’s last stand in New Orleans We've had quite enough of his empty bullshit. The only one who's probably gonna miss his visits is Lil'Bobby First Draft: Discriminate for Jeebus - go "Lil'Bobby" . . .

And just when you think he couldn't possibly get any dumber, George let's go with another blast of his keen intellect President arrives in New Orleans, So What! - Times-Picayune . . .

Of course we all know what he really meant to say . . .

So adios George, don'y let the door slam you . . .

Sunday, August 17, 2008

GOPers send in the heavyweights & others . . .

The GOPers are working overtime to help John 'wannabe something" Kennedy in his attempt to unseat Mary Landrieu. National GOP working for La. candidate for Senate - AP News - NOLA.com After the Rasputin to the Bushies decided Johnny was their best hope in Louisiana, they first sent The Decided hisself down, but even Lil'Bobby knew that was just pissin' in the wind. [click on pictures for larger image] Won'cha'hep'me: Kennedy is a Rove-Made-Man



So now they're sending the heavy weights into the Gret State. According to the AP, via the T-P, "Republican John Kennedy's campaign coffers got a boost Thursday with a fundraising visit by first lady Laura Bush, in the latest move by a GOP heavyweight to support the U.S. Senate candidate". GOP Heavyweight supporting Kennedy - NOLA.com [direct quote]



No doubt this movement to send foreign heavy weights into the Louisiana Senate race is just the beginning of a broader movement to enlist heavyweights of whatever ilk in support of Kennedy . . . This could be the start of sumpin' big . . .


And it seems to also attract some of the sworn to serve Bush loyalists from the Whitehouse crowd . . . All hand-picked, like John Neely Kennedy by Herr Karl Rove . . .


Events like this always seem to attract the best people . . .


And Ms. Pickles also enlisted some friends from her many foreign travels . . .


If all the hoopla should for some reason work, it will demonstrate once again why Louisiana is still at the bottom of the dung-heap . . . always a decade or so benind the learning curve . . .
A smarter group would just say no to Johnny Wannabe . . .


For those of us actually living in the Gret State [not impo'tent foreigners] especially at this critical time, it doesn't make a bit of sense to replace Mary Landrieu. We're gonna have a Democrat majority in Congress come January, and likely a Democratic President, and Mary has a solid 12 year tenure in that majority. Why in the world would any sane people want to trade that in for a wannabe politician who's so confused he rarely knows what day it is.
Kennedy backs off his attack ad claim- NOLA.com


Nobody's perfect, even Mary, but she's got what Louisiana needs right now - and if they were honest, even the local GOPers would agree . . .


As for Pickles, well, she's sweet, but she's on a short string with the Bushies herself . . .



Thursday, August 14, 2008

Shill here, shill now, shill everywhere GOPers say . . .

Beating the drums and shilling for Big Oil just gets louder and stupider with each passing day. Media Matters - Myths and falsehoods about oil policies Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the GOPer tag line is that gasoline prices will go down as soon as protected areas are opened up for drilling. Come'on folks, call it what it is, BULLSHIT! Krugman - Know-Nothing Politics - NYT

It is a cruel hoax being played for all its political drama by a desperate GOP left by a failed and corrupt Bush administration with nothing else to run on. Gingrich GOPers new $$$-maker 'Drill here-Drill now' . . . It's really about the Bushies dwindling window of opportunity to pay its Big Oil patrons by giving them control of more federal land leases . . . and the price is more campaign money from Big Oil Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on Drilling Still, a lie is a lie is a lie, until by some magical Rovian metamorphosis it isn't . . .

They're so desperate that Johnny "you kids stay off my lawn" McBush even dragged his poor wannabe Ms. Buffalo Chip off to the desert for some photo-ops Senator McChicken goes to the desert to promote coastal drilling . . . poor Ms. Chips McCain Offers His Old Lady To Gas-Guzzling Bikers

And on the local scene in LA01, Steve Scalise has nothing to lose so he ratchets up his empty bullshit and admits he and the rest of'em are shilling for Big Oil Support Big Oil - means money in the campaign bank . . . Actually "we're afraid to go home", so we'll just have a Washington sit-in during summer break . . .GOP floor revolt over inaction continues
And his Alaska travel buddy, Michelle "you gotta love her"Bachmann, possibly the craziest BREAKING NEWS: Michelle Bachmann Still Insane of the oil hucksters, now claims that Alaska's ANWR is the perfectest place to drill for oil Michelle Bachmann - ANWR - Drill Here, Drill Now ; and screw the environment because Jesus saved the earth 2000 years ago. TPM: Bachmann To Environmentalists: Jesus a;ready saved planet [I always thought Jesus was in the business of saving people.]
The best thing that could happen in LA01 is for Michelle to come on down to help her buddy Steve. General Batshittery from Scalise travel buddy Michelle Bachmann She's already helped George at the Custard Shop Found in Michele Bachmann’s Diary « The Fruit Fly So now she can help Cheney and Steve . . .
Elsewhere, even though Big Oil is exporting millions of barrels of oil products on a regular basis because they can get more $$$ by selling to foreigners US Oil Exports at Record High Drudge Retort and United States Oil - exports - Economy ; and even though the public is growing tired of the on-going canard being played out GOP Incumbents Learn The Cost Of Shilling for Big Oil , the GOPers are determined to ride this horse 'til it drops House Republicans drill point home over break- NOLA.com . . .

And we saw just last week, in the Georgia-Russia nightmare, just how far the GOPers are willing to go Neocon Nuts Call For U.S. To Launch War With Russia to keep from being tossed out in November TPM Beware Cheney-McCain on Georgia-Russia and begin facing criminal investigations . . . Just remember, it was Georgia that started the spat, not Russia, and Georgia would/could not have acted unless it had US support . . GOPers are capable of anything . . . even stirring up another war to save their sorry Texasses . . Truthdig - Georgia War a Neocon Election Ploy?

As for building up the gas supply, here's a suggestion. Everyone in the GOP can eat a couple of cans of Bush Baked Beans just before they descend on Minneapolis . . . . Groups predict prostitution spike at RNC - That should be a ton'o'fun . . .

Endnote: For one of the better summaries on the McCain flip-flop-flip-flopping on the Big Oil slick, read McCain -Changing Lanes: The New Yorker . . .

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A little reminder after three years . . .

On August 29th it'll be 3 years post-Katrina . . . time to pull a few photos from the archives to remind us all of the great leadership shown by Dubya. On the day of the great storm he was somewhere else celebrating John McCain's birthday, but that's another sad story. It was a few days later that he finally made his first fly-over to see our drowned city . . .

He and Poppy couldn't wait to get back to the great fishing in the French Quarter, just around the corner from his beloved Bourbon Street . . .

When he finally landed, he met with the local politicians, including Mitch Landrieu who had no idea what he was babbling about . . .
And Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who was another of those folks like the kind he'd put in his cabinet a few years back . . .

He did make a little time to visit with and entertain the ordinary folks down at the Superdome . .

He also made it a point to get with and reassure the GOPer money-men, including the head of a local shipyard . . .
And later, of course he arranged a meeting to reassure his boys on the Gulf Coast that there was plenty of $$$$ for everyone, and nothing was gonna get away . . .

He need to impress on folks that he was in charge, and things were gonna get done . . .

So they set up a stage for him in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, and in matching blue shirt and background, and with 50K in lights, he assured all of us and the world that New Orleans would get all the help it needed to be restored . . .

Like so many other things, though, he lied . . . and as soon as the speech ended, they turned off the lights, tore down the stage, and sneaked away in the dark . . . .mission accomplished . . .