Monday, December 07, 2009
Milk and Guns!
This bug ain’t the only thing with a case of the red ass this morning. What’s bugging you?
The long-promised video of Biscuit and her paper bag. She was 9-10 weeks old when this was recorded. Sorry the lighting isn’t the greatest. Enjoy.
Trampling the shrubbery (watch for the propeller tail demonstration at the end):
That is all.
Vegans are to animal welfare what Naderites are to liberalism.
There is an extremely cute picture of a Pit Bull using a Yorkshire Terrier as an ottoman after the jump. You’re only allowed to click through once you’ve read all the Balloon Juice pet adoption posts, and the full threads too.
Then and only then may you bask in the adorability.
Categories: Critters •
Now, how about a contest for the most preposterously effusive, overblown Palin blurb? Maybe we can send the most over-the-top ones to HarperCollins and see if they wind up in a newspaper ad as genuine praise.
This is so fucking on! Please offer up your most outrageous praise for Going Rogue in the comments to this post within the next 24 hours.
If we can figure out some democratic way to determine a winner by 5 p.m. tomorrow via popular vote, or, less democratically, by Rumproast editorial board selection, we will do so. Otherwise, I will choose by dictatorial fiat. And since I will probably offer my own entry, that would be so unfair.
Prizes? We don’t need no steenkin’ prizes. The reward is the acclaim from your fellow snarkoholics. Have at it, ladies and gents…
UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION: I was envisioning original outrageous praise—written by the person who posts it with maximum snark—to mock Palin’s hagiographers. However, if you find something absurdly over the top written by someone who is seriously praising the book, by all means, post it. It’s entirely possible actual wingnuts will surpass our ability to satirize them.
I’m getting scolded a lot via email and the comments here about not posting more pics of Biscuit, so here you go. The truth is that when she isn’t sleeping, she’s running around and jumping constantly, so it’s hard to get a shot of her with her eyes open. She’s not a big fan of staying in one place for more than a millisecond or two lately. She has also taken to “chirping” when she gets the crazy in her tiny, almond-sized kitty brain, which is unbelievably cool. We also have to keep the bathroom door closed all of the time because she’s taken out three more rolls of toilet paper since this happened. She had her second visit to the vet this week for her last round of shots and she’s in very good health. Our vet estimated she’s between 3½ to 4½ months old. She’s not our little Biscuit anymore.
First, to give you an idea of how much she’s grown since we first introduced you to her, compare and contrast...
Categories: Critters • I Don't Know Much About Art, But I Know What I Like • YouTubidity •
Amy Siskind of The New Agenda horked up another hair ball at The Daily Beast, essentially arguing that since Obama has utterly betrayed women by directing Bart Stupak to gun down the remaining abortion doctors and then outlaw the procedure altogether via health care reform, we women might as well support Sarah Palin’s lady bits in 2012.
To commemorate that program’s 40th anniversary, let’s play the Cookie Monster’s Sorting Song game using this sentence from Siskind’s latest Beast piece:
“Women’s organization such as Emily’s List, NOW, Planned Parenthood and The New Agenda spoke out—each with its own message and solutions—loud and clear.”
You’ve only got 18 second to guess which underlined thing above is not like the others. Are you ready? Click play…and GO:
Did you guess that Emily’s List, NOW and Planned Parenthood are credible, pro-choice organizations with hundreds of thousands of members and long histories of serving as effective advocates for women’s issues? Excellent!
And did you guess that, in sharp contrast, The New Agenda is Amy Siskind’s personal vanity project and was founded in conjunction with nincompoops like this racist tosspot for the sole purpose of extracting revenge on Obama for winning the 2008 primary and to promote anti-choice nitwits like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann? Great! You win a cookie!
Now, if you can guess why any media outlet—even one headed by Tina Brown—would give Siskind the time of day as a “voice for all women,” you’ll have earned a whole damn box of cookies. Because neither the Cookie Monster nor I can figure that one out.
Westboro Baptist Church, the fringe-of-the-fringe anti-gay group famous for protesting at military funerals and claiming that God is punishing the country for its tolerance of homosexuality, was spotted this morning protesting outside Sidwell Friends, the school attended by Sasha and Malia Obama [I disagree with TPM’s characterization of the WestBurrow Boobtists. Are they really that much less bug-fucking nuts than the rest of the cretins who dance the Homophobic Hop? That was a rhetorical question. -ed].
According to their web site, today they plan to hit a few more local schools and the White House, and will be at the Sidwell Friends Lower School tomorrow afternoon.
‘Cos nothing says reaLAMErican(R) Values like shrieking at school kids.
Seriously. If run of the mill TalEvangicals like Ted sHaggard are into snorting meth off male hookers, I don’t like to think of what the WB Boobtists get up to. Maybe large dogs are a bad idea. A bazooka might drive them wild. Also.
Here’s a look at the ragged eastern edge of Tropical Storm Ida. It’s blowing hard enough to lift a puppy’s ears, but not sufficiently to drive us inside…