10.13.2004

Listen to E. L. Doctorow Read "The Unfeeling President"

"But this president does not know what death is. He hasn't the mind for it. You see him joking with the press, peering under the table for the weapons of mass destruction he can't seem to find, you see him at rallies strutting up to the stage in shirt sleeves to the roar of the carefully screened crowd, smiling and waving, triumphal, a he-man." Play (From Air America Radio)

10.12.2004

Banty Bush's Flipping and Flopping

ABC's World News Tonight aired a clip of Bush on the stump jumping and hopping in that banty rooster way he's acquired now that he's down in the polls and a loser at debating. He was misquoting Kerry on the "nuisance of terrorism" and said that "anyone who didn't think the war on terror could be won shouldn't be president."

A couple of minutes later, there was a Kerry ad airing that had the Matt Lauer interview with Bush where he says that the war on terror can't be won. (Kerry ads are back on TV in Mo.. WE ARE "IN PLAY". YEA!)

YOU SAID IT, W. "Anyone who doesn't think the war on terror can be won shouldn't be president." NOW WITHDRAW FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE!!!!!!!

Incidentally, I'm not the first to compare Bush to a Banty Rooster. For those readers who don't happen to be chicken farmers, Banty is slang for a Bantam Rooster. A Bantam Rooster is SMALL and does a lot of macho scratching, strutting, and crowing. In Blues songs, the Banty Rooster's crowing always seems to herald the day and "bad things" happening.
From Banty Rooster Blues by Charlie Patton:

I'm gonna buy me a banty, put him at my backdoor
So when he see a stranger a-comin', he'll flap his wings and crow
What you want with a rooster? He won't crow 'fore day
What you want with a man, when he won't do nothin' he say?"

From Blind Pete Banty Rooster:

What make your rooster crow 'bout the dawn of day? 'Bout the dawn of day?
To let the men know that the good man gone away.


QUOTES OF THE DAY

"Lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they'll only let one girl go to the bathroom. Now think about it. Think about that issue. How is it that that's happened to us?"

-----Oklahoma Republican Senate Candidate Tom Coburn

"He knows something I don't know. We have not identified anything like that. We have not had to deal with any issues on that subject -- ever." (Chuckling)
-----Joe McCulley, School Superintendent in Coalgate, Oklahoma

Womankine suggests that Republican Candidate Coburn take a lesson from Missouri Republican Rep Sam Graves. Graves cried "Wolf" about rampant Goth-ism in the Blue Valley School District. After he obtained a porky grant for the school system to battle those nasty old Goths, it was determined that there really weren't ANY Goths, after all. The school district had to return a portion of the grant and Graves was embarassed.

Coburn's comments are also reminiscent of a post that Womankine made a couple of months ago on MediaMatters.org :

Surburbanites Take up Your Arms: The Gays are Coming

Guest host John Gibson postulated a brand new theory of the gay marriage
movement during O'Reilly's regular radio show (8/13/04)
It goes like this. Gays at first "just wanted to be left alone" and so lived in "ghettos" in the cities. Now, they want to move to the suburbs. And what do they need in order to live in the suburbs? Marriage and kids.
Gibson's claims seem to confirm my personal theory that gays have supplanted African-Americans in being the target of bigotry and hate by the Republican "angry white man" talk shows. After all, gays may move into their white suburban ghettos and "ruin the neighborhood".
Keep those shotguns under your beds, you trash-talking Neanderthals.

Womankine thinks that the notion of gays moving to the wilds of southeast Oklahoma is taking the "invasion of the white Republican suburbs" much too far.

Bush as Manet's Olympia painting is censored. (Can you guess who the guy with the oil-derrick-and-crown-on-a-pillow is?) A City Museum of Washington exhibit included this work by Kayti Didriksen along with naughty interpretive art of Reagan during the AIDS crisis and Marion Barry with drug paraphenalia.

But museum officials have pulled the plug on the entire exhibition. They said theirs is a history, not an art museum. One member of the museum board told the Washington Post they thought the exhibit was going to be about furniture.

10.11.2004

The Ballad of Rush-the-Vico-Lush: KILL THE FROGS

'Twas a normal day for the sleeze talk show host.
Rush blustered and huffed and lied more than most
Trash talkin' Re-pub-li-can TOADIES.

"There's an article here that I want to exhort.
From Massachusetts (of course) comes a plot to abort
High school class dis-sec-tion of FROGGIES."

"KILL THE FROGS," Rush screamed to his mush-minded crowd,
"It's a liberal plot, let me say it out loud.
Computer anatomy, HA! I want BLOODY!"

"It's a liberal Democrat Al Qaeda plot!
Train our children to kill frogs and wipe out the lot,
Like all good Re-pub-li-can BULLIES."
copyright 2004 Patricia Hamarstrom

10.10.2004

Michael Moore Reports Theft of Republican Brains and Sense of Humor to Lansing Police

The brains were locked in a box where they were placed after the last moderate Republican governor of Michigan retired in 1980. The party's "sense of humor" was not valued at more than $100 and therefore its theft is considered a misdemeanor.

"I am concerned about the loss of these two items," Moore told reporters. "If there is anything I can do to help the Republicans find them, I will."

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the Michigan Republicans' brains or sense of humor is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (269) 273-6467.