Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
if they stopped making minivans would people just find a different type of car to universally drive badly?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
what do the republicans not get? when the country elected barack obama they also made a choice about the direction they wanted the country to go. it's not like we all got confused and thought we were voting for american idol and the way we want the country run is wide open. obama ran on a very specific platform: helping the middle class, transparency, accountability, green jobs, stimulus package, going through the budget and eliminating things that don't work, tax hikes on the very wealthy... and america said, "yes, please". we didn't just go "obama is awesome, i'm still up in the air about what i want him to do when he's elected but he is just super great". we voted against your plan nimrods. yes, john mccain was like a short-circuiting enchanted stump but we ultimately voted against republican policies. and sarah palin. so this idea that we're back at square one pitching ideas about what's the main strategy is absurd. what the president is doing in terms of bipartisan outreach is incredible and you are being the biggest babies. and the vast majority of americans agree (watch hardball for the stats). it's pathetic. let me echo the deafening choirs, okay? republicans, we do not like your ideas. we do not trust you. you have failed and we don't want to try you plan again. it is fatally flawed. no. no, we can't. okay, do you understand? so shut up, try try try some self-examination and please be gracious at the president's march madness party. and bring nachos.
Monday, February 23, 2009
i want to be a mac. of course i want to be a mac. don't get me wrong, i love john hodgeman but macs are slick looking and they make a really nice clacky noise when you type on them. i love all the random programs that i don't really use and the ones that i do use (stickies!). i like that it has a matching mp3 player and a matching phone. what can i say, i like when things come in sets. and i won't deny, i like the indie cred, however unbearably mainstream that credibility actually is. in fact, we are probably a week and a half away from "ironic p.c.'s" being the actually indie credible thing. but all that aside, how the hell do you format anything on this thing? it underlines the things i spell wrong (or the irish way. luckily it has learned to ignore my blatant disregard to capitalization), but i cannot figure out how to correct them without going through the whole spell checking process. ignore, ignore, yes i know bwah is not word, ignore... tiresome. granted, it has made me think more, erasing and respelling the words that are my downfall (vowels, grrr) but sometimes i don't feel like doing that and sometimes i can't spell the frickin word so what is the mac equivalent of the left click? the left click is the most awesome function ever, why can't i do that on my mac? or can i? it is becoming a serious roadblock in our love. and, to the point of this post, why do i find it so hard to format the font for my blog when i type posts on my mac? it's no problem on a p.c. but i feel too guilty typing them at work (catholicism, grrr) so here i am, shouting one post whispering the next. can anybody help me? mac guy, are you done not being into that girl? can you help me?
well, at least i have the dashboard.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
when the republicans voted down the financial bailout on it's first run through the house of representatives, despite all of that party's conviction that it's immediate passage was crucial to the survival of our country's entire economic framework, house minority (ha ha, you're the minority) leader john boehner (ha ha, looks like boner) knew exactly whose fault it was the republicans didn't pass it:
"we've put everything we had into getting the votes to get there today. but the speaker had to give a partisan voice that poisoned our conference.... after what i thought was a rather partisan speech, given the nature of this bill and how we've worked in a bipartisan way, it really killed our chances to get any of those dozen members to actually come our way and vote for the bill."
when the republicans voted unanimously against the stimulus, despite president obama's overtures - meeting with the caucus and key members of the republican party in the house (not to mention - bipartisan cocktail party!) and amending the bill to appease them (lower taxes, more unplanned babies!!), the ever perceptive john boehner was once again able to pinpoint the cause of their 188-handed bitch slap of the president:
"[t]he onus is on speaker pelosi. she needs to meet with us. she needs to open her doors. we need to begin to work truly in a bipartisan fashion"
no forget the tall guy - we only accept bipartisanship from the speaker of the house. screw his efforts, that won't make us decide not to vote against something to help the country simply on principle and the natural inclination to behave like a crop of wounded, indignant, passive aggressive babies.
you know, for being the leader of the democrats in the house, pelosi seems to be pulling the strings for the republicans. forget limbaugh (no seriously, america, please forget rush limbaugh), i think nancy pelosi might be the new leader of the republican party.