Sunday, January 11, 2009
October 14, 2008
Carter County man surprises wife, names baby Sarah McCain Palin
from the page:
People can be passionate about their politics. Consider, for example, the name given to a baby girl born last weekend to a Carter County (Tennessee) couple: Sarah McCain Palin Ciptak.
While that’s the name father Mark Ciptak of Elizabethton put on documents for his baby girl’s birth certificate, it isn’t the name he and his wife originally agreed on. And it isn’t the name his wife, Layla, thought the baby was given.
When you're a progressive and you're from the south amongst the many Redneckersons, it's a lifetime embarrassment of "riches" like this you have to try and overcome.
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July 29, 2008
I'm giving a Dickhead Award to Ben Stein this week.
Summary: On Glenn Beck, Ben Stein, while discussing Sen. Barack Obama's plan to deliver his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination at Denver's Invesco Field, stated that he did not "like the idea of Senator Obama giving his acceptance speech in front of 75,000 wildly cheering people." Stein further stated:
"Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that's something the Fuehrer would have done."
Each television station gives a platform to a right wing stooge and Glenn Beck is CNN's token idiot.
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April 29, 2006
Dennis Hastert, having spent a block as an environmentalist, trundles over to his idling Suburban to burn oil the rest of the way back the House, where he’ll circle the block at 15 mph for an hour, do fishtails in the parking lot, then try to knock over some trees. (AP)
Denny Hastert would rather die a thousand deaths than ride more than a block in one of your pussy FUEL CELL CARS.
January 26, 2004
"Why would he want to rape her? She doesn't look like a day at the beach," according to a transcript reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel. During proceedings in the rape case Monday before the prosecutor and defense attorney, Judge Stephenson looked at a photograph of the battered victim and made this assinine comment. [via: disinfo]
January 3, 2003
Haven't given out my "Dickhead Award" in quite some time. The award is presented to someone in the news who's done something so radically stupid that you want to say, "What a dickhead". The honor goes to the Tennessee officers who shot and killed this family's dog while they were mistakenly stopped as suspects in a felony. The officers pulled him over and the passengers were ordered out of the car and handcuffed. Then they drew their guns on this family returning from a family visit. The dogs travelling with them also jumped out, as the family pleaded to let them close their car doors, and one officer shot the family pet's head right off in front of them all. Said the daughter, "I had never seen my father or brother cry until that day." The family was able to carry home the remains of "Patton" where they buried him in their backyard. This family lives in the next county over from me. CNN is also airing this story.
April 3, 2002
I think it's about time to bestow another "Dickhead Award" on a deserving soul. Texas Court Acts to Clear 38, Almost All Black, in Drug Case in Tulia, Texas. Tom Coleman was the lone police officer who's sole word sent 38 mostly black citizens to jail for a series of drug arrests that tore this town apart. Most have been jailed the past 3 or 4 years. Conceding that they had made a catastrophic mistake in relying solely on the uncorroborated testimony of an undercover officer, Texas is in the process of overturning those convictions. Swisher County is to pay $250,000 for immunity. They probably better dig a little deeper. Mr Coleman, I give to you my "Dickhead Award" for being one. Now, how are we going to let YOU make amends?