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In a gala event attended by Washington's political elite the newest conservative debutant Monica Goodling was rewarded for being a loyal Bush administration aparachik. With the President and Republican luminaries in attendance Ms. Goodling received the Jane Curtin Memorial Ignorant Slut Award.

Winning the Jane Curtin Memorial Ignorant Slut Award will be the highlight of Ms. Goodlings short but distinguished political career. The Ignorant Slut Award is won by completely disregarding reality in the service of a lost cause. Past winners of the Jane Curtin Memorial Ignorant Slut Award include Ann Coulter, Elizabeth Dole, Lindsay Lohan and Ariana Huffington*.

Chitter chatter? Let's hear it.


Ms. Goodling

leaves a foul taste in my mouth.
Excuse me while I go spit and then brush my teeth.

Jane Curtin - still alive

Shouldn't it be from Dan anyway?

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

i saw ms. goodling's testimony... you think she'll be able to "recall" the event in the future?

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

It's a wonder they remember their names

Her and gilberto. I don't recall, I misremember what I remember, let me get back to you on that ....(L)osers.

or (L)iars

I Don't Know Much

about this topic. (G-8)

What do you think?

It's the second clip running. (Although the first is interesting, too)

the first thing i notice... that these cats need to go to the lapd for some real serious smackdown lessons.

here are some areas for improvement:

--notice how the police did not attack the media.
this failure inhibits "corrective" efforts that can be applied to the larger group.

in la on may 1st, in contrast, the police quickly targeted reporters, and as a result many of the pesky cameras were looking the other way when sticks were applied to faces.

--even when the police did attack the crowd, it was tame.
notice there were no individual cops with the "hairspray" cans of tearing agent unloading on the individuals in the crowd?
not a single flailing stick in evidence, either.

not in california.
or seattle, for that matter.
remember the wto riots in seattle, where the cops were holding people down while spraying them dead in the face?
mmmmmm, the choking, teary burn of pepper.
good times.

additionally, when the police did charge, it was only on the group that was throwing objects at the police.
there is no way you can really intimidate the citizens unless you charge randomly into everyone indiscriminately.
that way even peaceful protesters feel the fear.

--where were the tasers?
la cops are quick to induce twitching in a suspect-the germans, by contrast, don't seem to get the potential sport of tasers in a crown situation. ("mein herr ist twitchin' more than du herr...")

--water cannon? please.
anything less than horses, dogs, and rubber-coated bullets is a pussy response by our standards, and they should learn to get with the program.

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

I Got Your Point

I hadn't looked at it in that way. Thanks for that.

I was looking at the size of the crowds. (I hate crowds) That was a right lot of people. I think I'll go back and look at it from your point of view.

Sees Different. ;)

it would be interesting... develop a "protest index" that would allow wto, g8, and other similar conferences to be compared in an "apples to apples" way.

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

When Was the Last Time You Heard This?

Raise our taxes, parents say

CHAPEL HILL - Parent after parent came before the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Monday night with one request: raise my taxes to fund our schools.

I don't think that would play well in Johnston, but hey - if it works for you - go for it.

These people

At the NC Republicans blog there was this quote from Condi

''Freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of conscience are not a thorn in the side of government. Disagreeing with your government is not unpatriotic and most certainly should not be a crime in any country, especially a democracy.''

I can only assume that Dick Cheney will be issuing a press release contradicting her later in the day. I mean really, does she even read domestic news stories any more?

Draft Brad Miller-- NC Sen ActBlue

"Keep the Faith"

from Condi

She said that?

Did she have a change of conscience or what?

she was trying to show

that we are better than Venezuela because we dont shut down TV stations that say bad things about the government.

Draft Brad Miller-- NC Sen ActBlue

"Keep the Faith"

No, we buy them instead

is that supposed to make us better?


no... makes us equal.

a side note: the show has a venezuelan host, to make things just a bit more equal.

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965