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The Biggest Balls Ever
(UPDATE: It would seem that this public speech on CSPAN was taken down by Youtube for copyright issues. But most of it is here.
WASHINGTON A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close.
President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.
Among the laws Bush said he can ignore are military rules and regulations, affirmative-action provisions, requirements that Congress be told about immigration services problems, ''whistle-blower" protections for nuclear regulatory officials, and safeguards against political interference in federally funded research.
Legal scholars say the scope and aggression of Bush's assertions that he can bypass laws represent a concerted effort to expand his power at the expense of Congress, upsetting the balance between the branches of government. The Constitution is clear in assigning to Congress the power to write the laws and to the president a duty ''to take care that the laws be faithfully executed"
Quick! Look over there! Mexicans singin' the National Anthem in Mexican!!!
Maybe even now-CIA head likes the ho-spitality suite treatment.
The ho-transport company, Shirlington Limousine, for some reason "is also a Department of Homeland Security contractor; according to the Washington Post, last fall it won a $21.2 million contract for shuttle services and transportation support."
The Bush administration is trying to ratchet up the public perception of a “crisis” in Iran in order to divert attention from the president’s other problems and to create a wedge issue to divide Democrats before the upcoming congressional elections.
As with Iraq and Social Security, the administration is now outright lying about how urgent a crisis we face in Iran, and the question is whether we respond to this particular allegation and how.
From here, Cleveland, 1975, Halloween, an unknown DEVO opens for Sun Ra to an audience of radio swine:
Mark Mothersbaugh tells Joe Garden of The Onion (7/10/97), "(Sun Ra) almost never came out on stage, because there were fist fights between the audience and Devo. They were doing tequila sunrise out of a big 50-gallon vat and taking... What drug were they taking? Oh, the one you inhale. Laughing gas or something. It was Halloween in Cleveland, Ohio, and somebody hired Devo as a joke. We were dressed in janitor outfits, and they were all dressed like hunchbacks and vampires, and permutations of lowest-common-denominator Halloween costumes. LCD horror. They ended up getting really pissed off at us and the music we were playing. At the time, we were a lightning rod for hostility. We would play a song like 'Subhuman Woman' for seven minutes. We'd play 'Jocko Homo' for 30 minutes, and we wouldn't stop until people were actually fighting with us, trying to make us stop playing the song. We'd just keep going, 'Are we not men? We are Devo!' for like 25 minutes, directed at people in an aggressive enough manner that even the most peace-lovin' hippie wanted to throw fists. We were in a negative-energy vortex back in the mid-'70s."
Let me just say something about leaks in Washington. There are too many leaks of classified information in Washington. There's leaks at the executive branch; there's leaks in the legislative branch. There's just too many leaks. And if there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of.
How do these mutants get into office? Penn. Repub. congressman Curt Weldon declaired Sun Myung Moon "as humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent." Oh, and there's a photo of him giving his speech next to another photo of him pinning a Unification Church medal on Moammar Al Qadhafi.
Oh, and he just decided to use his opponent's child as a campaign issue. Oh, and this centers around the child's struggle with cancer.