Skip to main content

Crossposted on My Left Wing

From Sarasota, Florida.....

NOTE TO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES:  This is the kind of fighting spirit we expect from you:   

Listen, sir, somebody wants to nitpick a man's tragic loss of a mother because she was abandoned in a nursing home? Are you kidding? What kind of sick mind, what kind of black-hearted people want to nitpick a man's mother's death? They just buried Eva last week. I was there at the wake. Are you kidding me? That wasn't a box of Cheerios they buried last week. That was a man's mother whose story, if it is entirely broadcast, will be the epitome of abandonment. [....]

You want to come and live in this community and see the tragedy we're living in? Are you sitting there having your coffee, you're in a place where toilets flush and lights go on and everything's a dream and you pick up your paper and you want to battle ideology and political chess games? Man, get out of my face. [...]

--Aaron Broussard, Jefferson Parish President, on Meet the Press yesterday.

Cheers and Jeers Monday starts in the extended entry section........(Swoosh!)........Right NOW!  (GONG!)

DISCLAIMER: AAbshier's Cheers and Jeers are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form, with Bill in Portland Maine's Cheers and Jeers.  The use of the words  JEERS  and  CHEERS , the swoosh/gong device, pie references,  lusty wenches, turd blossoms, insults to Armando, and flicked peas are all used with permission of Bill in Portland Maine and the members of the C&J Café community.  Any further resemblances to BiPM`s Cheers and Jeers are deliberately coincidental. So there.

NOTE:  Please peel back foil to expose tater tots.

DOC'S BAD JOKE OF THE WEEK:
(In the yellow box so you can avoid it and not miss anything else)


An infant rabbit was orphaned. Fortunately though, a family of squirrels took it in and raised it as one of their own. This adoption led to some peculiar behaviors on the part of the rabbit. It had a tendency to scurry up trees like its step-siblings instead of hopping along the ground. And it ate acorns and nuts instead of carrots. By the time it was half grown, the rabbit realized that it was different, so it went to its step-parents to discuss the problem.

He said he was unsure of his place in the universe and was generally forlorn.

His step-parents advised, "Don't scurry. Be hoppy."  

Cheers to Aaron Broussard.  When, on yesterday's MTP, host Tim Russert tried to float a right-wing talking point about how he had his chronology mixed up regarding the abandoned nursing home Mr. Broussard mentioned on his previous MTP appearance,  Mr. Broussard fired back, guns blazing, and exposed the moral bankruptcy of the Right--and the complicit media as well.  Broussard was clear-eyed, tough, and absolutely on target.  Truly, it was a thing of beauty.  (Crooks and Liars has the game tape.  Watch--and learn.)

BTW,  Senator Mary Landrieu (D, sort of-LA) is up for re-election in `08.  You think we might have a primary challenger here?  If not, let's get this man elected to the House!

Cheers to another worthy bit of smack down goodness.  On Real Time with Bill Maher, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell (Mrs. Alan Greenspan) tried the usual RWCM "on the other hand tack" when answering a question from Bill about which President had left the biggest mess:

And some people ignored Osama bin Laden after the first World Trade Center bombing.  

Maher then reminded Mitchell that Clinton's staff held frequent meetings over Osama bin Laden, whereas Shrub couldn't be bothered until after 9/11.  Note Mitchell`s use of the Faux News-esque "some people" device.  (Thanks to Suburban Guerilla, via several other blogs, for the tip.)

Cheers to television's original gym rat, Jack LaLanne, celebrating his 91st (!) birthday today.  He opened the first modern health spa in 1936, had a television show that ran for 33 years, and is credited with inventing many of the machines now common in gyms around the world.   OK, put down your coffee and donuts and give me 30 jumping jacks!  Now!

Jeers to more penguin madness.  At the Central Park Zoo in New York City, the same-sex pair of male chinstrap penguins, Silo and Roy, have broken up, and Silo has now taken up with a female penguin.  Of course a commentator, Warren Throckmorton, at Focus on the Fundraising Family has bit on this one:

For those who have pointed to Roy and Silo as models for us all, these developments must be disappointing. Some gay activists might actually be angry.

Let's review.  These are penguins, not humans.  "Gay" means nothing to a penguin.  Ultimately they will choose a strategy that furthers the survival of their species.  
So, FOTF, STFU.

Jeers to dumb dogs.  In Plantation, Florida, a six-month old St. Bernard Puppy named Elsie swallowed a 13-inch long serrated knife--and lived with it in her esophagus for 4 days.  The knife was removed surgically, after being spotted on x-ray by the pet's suitably astonished vet.

Jeers to Shrub shilling gone mad.  Over on Redstate, Nick Danger opines that China and Japan holding the notes on our national debt is actually good for the United States and bad for China and Japan!  Of all the contorted reaches I've seen for the pro-Bush crowd, Danger's article may exceed them all.  Bonddad, here's some red meat (nyuk, nyuk) for ya.

BTW, the Redstaters think Russert did a job on Aaron Broussard, citing his calling Broussard out on his "lie", but didn`t finish him off as he should have.  Heh.

Jeers to Scout's dishonor.  The Southwest (Florida) Council of the Boy Scouts of America are contemplating selling one of their camps to developers.  Of course the camp, Camp Eagle in nearby Manatee County, sits on environmentally sensitive land that just happens to be highly prized by the subdivision builders.    I guess the Council missed the part about Scouts being trustworthy and loyal.

Cheers to West Side Story, a musical that premiered this date in 1957.  It's dark tone and embracing of social themes of the day marked a new direction in musical theatre.   Incredibly, the first reviews of the show were mixed, which just goes to show that New York theatre critics were just as tough back in the day.  

Jeers to sights nobody should see.  From Jeremy Wallace's Sarasota Herald-Tribune politics column:

Harris was invited on stage at the Christian Coalition of Florida's annual banquet dinner. Harris shared a laugh with conservative talk show host Ann Coulter....

My eyes!  My  eyes!

BTW, the Princess has a perfect voting record on the Christian Coalition's scorecard, according to the column.  Guess the CC missed the part about "thou shalt not steal".

Cheers to PastorDan and MrsPastor, showing us all what true marital bliss really looks like:

Pastor must have been caught spending too much time on C&J again--and don't they look like they hate each other?   While we're talking about him, be sure to visit his new blog, Street Prophets.

The floor is open!  What does everyone have to Cheer and Jeer about today?

Originally posted to AAbshier on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 04:32 AM PDT.

Poll

What's your favorite West Side Story song?

4%3 votes
4%3 votes
27%19 votes
15%11 votes
15%11 votes
14%10 votes
7%5 votes
4%3 votes
7%5 votes

| 70 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar and bonus gratuitous pic! (4.00)
    As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, Cheers and Jeers is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest C&J'er can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.--T.S. Eliot, born this date in 1888

    Catherine Zeta-Jones turns 36 today:

    I'll call and wish her a happy birthday on my T-Mobile cell phone!

    Andy
    Sarasota

    Remember New Orleans

    by AAbshier on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 04:32:47 AM PDT

  •  Broussard was the face of reality (3.90)
    Anybody who hasn't seen the clip of Aaron Broussard on Meet the Weasel should download it immediately.  His outrage at the spinmongering Tim Russert was shoving down his throat was palpable:  you could almost see the steam coming out his ears.

    It's a rare and beautiful example of the Beltway crooks and liars being nailed to the cross of their own lies.  Priceless.

    Now a New Mexican, and much the better for it.

    by Dallasdoc on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 04:53:46 AM PDT

  •  I hope (4.00)
    one of the Dean people gets to see Broussard. He needs to run for a higher office. He speaks so well and can really make his points.

    The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -Coco Chanel

    by Overseas on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 04:55:34 AM PDT

    •  Anyone who can shut Russert up (4.00)
      deserves some sort of award, medal, recognition, etc.

      I only saw the very end of the interchange yesterday, and then just re-watched it.  Russert seemed intimidated by him.  

      Attn: Democrats

      Watch the clip of Broussard dealing with that Big-Headed Bully and takes some tips!

      Your concepts are a stake to which a donkey can be tethered for 10 million years ~Zen saying

      by wry twinger on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 08:15:42 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Cheers to kossacks (4.00)
    who went to Washington DC this weekend! I was there, but couldn't find you. Check out my diary for pictures.

    Cheers to those who weathered Rita's wrath. And cheers to those few politicians who actually did something and helped get people, especially the poor and infirm, out of harm's way.

    Cheers to my wife, Dania Audax, who is finally a Kossack.

    And a hearty cheer to you, dear reader. If it weren't for the thousands of people who lurk on through here every day, it wouldn't be nearly as much fun. Peace to you!

    •  Cheers to local marches too (4.00)
      Pimp Alert: my Seattle March Diary PHOTOS.

      To all of the Seattle marchers, whether under a giant puppet, tattooed, pierced  pink-headed, pushing a baby stroller, or leaning on a cane.

      Cheers to the many inconvenienced motorists who honked in support as they waited for marchers to pass.  

    •  Strange that you missed us (4.00)
      I guess you need to drive straighter ;)

      But seriously, I almost missed the "orange revolution".  The last thing I had read, before being incommunicado on a bus for 14 hrs., was that we were meeting at the visitor's center.

      When I went to the V.C. the only warm bodies I saw were S.W.A.T  I didn't have quite the temerity to ask them if they C & J.

      The Kossack's met by the fenced off N area of the ellipse, directly across it from the VC.  Big orange flag, how'd you miss us?

      But, at least you were THERE!!!

      When I must guard my thoughts, feelings and words, lest I be unpatriotic...then my country is lost

      by crimsonscare on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 06:01:06 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yeah, we went to the VC (4.00)
        and got there at 11:15 am

        by then it was SWAT, and about 100,000 people all headed towards the stage.

        I was feeling a bit claustrophobic, so we headed down the street towards the back of the ellipse to get a clear view of the stage (which never really materialized), and ended up hanging out near the giant ANSWER volunteer tents, about 100 feet from the wierd purple dancing nylon air sculpture thingeemabob.

  •  JEERS to Bush Sr - JEERS to Bush Jr - JEERS (4.00)
     
          USA War Room 1976-2005

          «« click on photo - 30 years history »»


    President Bush receives a briefing on national policy issues from VP Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force, at the Pentagon. 
    AP Photo/Department of Defense, Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, U.S. Air Force  

    Rather than being a tragic reminder of past Cold War conflicts, confined to a remote and barbarous country, Angola's present condition is an example of the handiwork of men like Secretary of Defence Rumsfeld, who strenuously lobbied for the removal of Congressional barriers on arming anti-government forces in the mid-1970s, Dick Cheney, a tireless supporter of UNITA, and George Bush senior, who both as president and head of the CIA prosecuted the war.

    In claiming that the Angolan war was the result of super-power rivalry, the U.S. press is echoing the words of Henry Kissinger.  

  • Conflicting Missions - Henry Kissinger
    Secret Cuban Documents on History of Africa Involvement

  • CIA Death Squad Timeline ◊ by Ralph McGehee

    Peace?  

  •  cheers to rita! (4.00)
    for sparing life, property, and what could have been a damaging punch to our economy had she hit where and as strong as she could have.  thank you for your mercy.

    cheers to the washington, DC police department for not making asses out of themselves and letting a whole lot of the new majority protest the old dogs and their war in the kind of peace they all espouse.

    jeers to my coffee maker for crapping out this morning and not supporting my new habit of early to rise.

    cheers to the starbucks that lies a' waiting down the street with their progressive cup quotes.  

    "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
    --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    by Back in the Cave on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 05:13:22 AM PDT

  •  Cheers to Andy! (4.00)
    Cheers to the old (dead of old age) Wilbur dog, who would eat razor blades and straight pins.
    Cheers to the Big Headed Dog, who loved to crunch up plexiglass.
    Cheers to good sleeping weather, cool and breezy.
    Jeers to the asshats that run this country (into what little ground we have left).

    I'ts too wet to work. Let's buy a DVD.

    by emmasnacker on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 05:13:22 AM PDT

  •  Cheers to the protesters (4.00)
    getting down to DC and making us proud... wish I could've been there.

    Jeers to the MSM.  I couldn't find real coverage of the protest anywhere on my no-cable, no-frills TV.  I guess that's what the internets is for.

    Cheers and Jeers to fall.  It's coming.  You can feel it.  It's pretty.  But, that means brutally cold isn't too far behind.

    and finally...

    Cheers to The West Wing.  I would vote for Jimmy Smits any day of the week.  Or John Spencer.  Or Aaron Sorkin (oh where did he go?) for that matter.

    "I remember the feeling of community brewing/ of democracy happening."- Ani DiFranco

    by ThaliaR on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 05:53:59 AM PDT

  •  Cheers to the dogs of Romania (4.00)
    Bush and Hitler 'back' stray dog campaign

    George Bush, Adolf Hitler and Nicolae Ceausescu are being used to persuade people to adopt stray dogs in Romania.

    Posters featuring them with the slogan: "A dog loves you just the way you are" are appearing on billboards across the country.

    Hitler was a well-known animal lover who could not abide cruelty to any animals, while Ceausescu, who ran a police state that tortured and murdered thousands, was rarely seen without his two pet dogs, Corbu and Sarona.

    George W. Bush is also a well-known dog lover and has two pet dogs - an English Springer Spaniel named Spot and a Scottish Terrier named Barney.

    Ioana Casetti, the president of the Romanian National Committee for the Protection of Animals, said: "Our idea is to make people sensitive to what an animal can offer in terms of affection by showing them that even the most hated dictators on this planet received love from their dogs.

    "I expect criticism but also some appreciation for our work and idea. But more than that, I expect that people will get the message that anyone who loves dogs can save them from a shelter."

    Bucharest and other Romanian cities have huge problems with stray dogs and an estimated 200,000 roam the country at any one time.

  •  C & J from the confluence (4.00)
    Cheers to everyone that was in DC this weekend!

    Jeers to people that go to an antiwar protest but end up leaving the march to drink in an overpriced bar.

    like, um, me.  My knees hurt from earlier in the week and I met up with friends I hadn't seen in over a year, so during the march we drifted into a bar.  It was fun, but I sort of regret missing the whole march, sort of.  I definitely regret going to my campsite in the evening instead of staying for some of the concert. But cheers to camping for the first time in a good long while.  Since we were just a few feet from the beltway, the light pollution didn't make it seem like real camping, the lousy night of sleep in the tent though felt normal.

    Jeers to shameless self promotion

    "I have no country to fight for: my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world." - Eugene V. Debs

    by NeilDB on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 06:25:44 AM PDT

  •  Starting out Monday with all Cheers (4.00)
    Cheers to having plenty of food, water, and electricity for my family.
    Cheers to the wonders of nature. Still am enjoying the pictures of a lightning storm near here a few months ago.
    Image hosted by Photobucket.com
    Cheers to the Beatles music on MaccaRadio making the editing of a very boring document more bearable.
    Cheers to everyone helping out those less fortunate.
    Cheers to HP's charity auction. Check out this site for more information about the HP auctions. Image hosted by Photobucket.com

    Cheers to Barbara for taking the time to help the Katrina victims.

    Cheers to the free trial of Rolling Stones Radio.

    Cheers to Cindy Sheehan for being an inspiration to everyone who understands what "thou shalt not kill" means.

    "Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me" - Jesus

    by SisTwo on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 06:28:43 AM PDT

  •  Cheerin' Jeerin' Monday Mornin' (4.00)
    Cheers & Jeers on September 26th

    Cheers to John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, born on this date in 1774 near Leominster, MA. He hiked off into the new territories by himself with a bag of apple seeds; then he cleared land, planted orchards, and invented applesauce when he got pissed because the apples kept falling off the trees.

    Cheers to political appointments in a new country: On September 26th, 1789, the first President of these United States, George Washington, appointed Thomas Jefferson as our first Secretary of State; John Jay as the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Samuel Osgood, the first Postmaster-General; and Edmund Jennings Randolph the first Attorney General. Thus was political hackery born....

    Cheers to the first civilian performance of John Philip Sousa's New Marine Band, which was simulcast on September 26, 1892 from Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey.

    Cheers to Baseball on September 26th:
    In 1908, Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Cubs became the first baseball player to pitch both games of a doubleheader and win both with shutouts, blanking the Brooklyn Superbas 5-0 & 3-0.
    In 1926, the New York Yankees - who had already clinched the pennant - lost two quick games in a doubleheader with the St. Louis Browns.... losing 6-1 in only 72 minutes, then 6-2 in just 55 minutes.
    In 1949, Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, baseballs' 2nd Commissioner, negotiated a seven-year, $4,370,000 contract with the Gillette Safety Razor Company and the Mutual Broadcasting System for radio rights to the World Series. The proceeds of the deal went directly into the player pension fund Chandler had created in 1947.
    In 1948, the Boston Braves won their first National League championship since 1914, but went on to lose the World Series, 4 games to 2, to the Cleveland Indians.
    In 1981 at the Astrodome, Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher to throw five no-hitters in a career, in a 5-0 Houston Astros win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Cheers to the Edison Phonograph, which first appeared in an advertisement in The Saturday Evening Post on this date in 1908. Less than one month later, the first incident of a parent yelling, "TURN THAT BLASTED THING DOWN!" was noted.

    Jeers to the Italian Navy, whose submarine Sebastiano Veniero was lost off Sicily on this date in 1925 with 54 dead; a military inquisition found that somebody had left the sreen door open.

    Cheers to Must-See TeeVee.... on this date in 1962, The Beverly Hillbillies premiered on CBS; in 1964, Gilligan's Island premiered, also on CBS; then ABC blew it by starting out The Brady Bunch on the same date in 1969.... if it wasn't for the stories I heard about that lovely lady, I probably wouldn't have watched 117 episodes.
    (actually, the only thing that saved that day in 1969 was the Beatles releasing Abbey Road)

    Cheers to the teeth-gnashingest, nail-bitingest, white-knuckler of a football game, as the New England Patriots travelled this weekend to PA and stomped whomped squeaked by the Pittsburgh Stealers and their evil, leery jeery, spit-yellin' head coach Bill Cowher, 23-20. Cheers to JLongs, who I'm sure lifted one to ME after the game, for having picked the right team to come out on top.

    Cheers to the people who travelled to Washington, DC this weekend to deliver a message from us all:
    "No matter how long we stay in Iraq, there will be no good outcome."

    KILLED: 1918  [1]
    WOUNDED: 14641  [1]
    COST: $196.9 Billion  [1]
    WMDs: 0  [2]
         [1]  number increases daily
         [2]  search called off

    Jeers to Dick "Dick" Cheney....
    Because he should be jeered every freakin' day!

    GOP: Invading personal privacy ©¿©¬ and proud of it!

    by PBen on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 06:36:27 AM PDT

  •  Cheers to West Side Story (4.00)
    . . . and Leonard Bernstein, for timeless music.  I suppose Fucus On The Family considers this great (gay) American musical legend to be a little too subversive for their agenda, eh?

    Poll Answer:  Officer Krupke, if only for this one wonderful verse:  

    My father is a bastard,
    My ma's an S.O.B.
    My grandpa's always plastered,
    My grandma pushes tea.
    My sister wears a mustache,
    My brother wears a dress.
    Goodness gracious, that's why I'm a mess!
    It took me a couple years after first hearing this song to understand the "Grandma pushes tea" line.  When I was a kid I wondered if she was into Lipton, Tetley or Red Rose.  Only later did I discover it was Panama Red.

    80W-71S
    The most un-American thing you can say is, "You can't say that." -G. Keillor

    by Eddie Haskell on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 06:58:57 AM PDT

  •  Cheers to Mondays (4.00)
    where co-workers are on vacation and supervisors, who are in transition, are nowhere to be seen.

    I think I'll just slip it into cruise-control for the rest of the day...

    Pootie picture d'jour:

    Pootie quiz: What is the only breed of cat that actually LIKES to swim? (No googling!)

    Your concepts are a stake to which a donkey can be tethered for 10 million years ~Zen saying

    by wry twinger on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 07:00:17 AM PDT

  •  How could you leave out (4.00)
    Officer Krupke?  America comes in second.  West Side Story is my favorite musical but I was never a big fan of the love songs.

    You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia".

    by yellowdog on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 07:00:45 AM PDT

  •  That's PastorDan??? (4.00)
    Seriously, I thought it was Michael Moore at first glance.

    Yes, I DO need new glasses, as a matter of fact! ;o)

    "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." ~Henry Ford

    by mlkisler on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 07:03:49 AM PDT

  •  Cosmic C & J (4.00)
    Cheers to Baaaaaab! Thanks for keeping the cheers kickin' especially on Mondays

    Cheers to a sick friend. Yes, all my friends are sick, and twisted, but this one is feeling especially bad... Get well ya silly monkey!!

    Cheers to pooties and rats from my past circa 1971!

    Caption This

    Dubya, yer momma may think yer cute, but I sure don't

    by cosmic debris on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 07:13:49 AM PDT

  •  Cheery Monday (4.00)
    CHEERS to leaders with SPINES...Aaron Broussard for President!

    CHEERS to BiPM for approving a weekend (semi-sorta) version of Cheers&Jeers.

    The tentative title is "Bubba's Bar & Grill".

    No not Bubba Clinton...My cat! Bubba Joey will be our host, and narrator, on this virtual "group therapy" adventure.

    And yes, he IS qualified. Just see below:

    Image hosted by Photobucket.com

    SEE YOU SATURDAY AFTERNOON!

    "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." ~Henry Ford

    by mlkisler on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 07:20:10 AM PDT

  •  Left Coast C&J -- Monday Edition (4.00)
    CHEERS to Mondays. I need the routine...

    JEERS to the spouse couch spudding most of the weekend. I'm not too happy with the boy today...

    CHEERS to my in-laws, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. [Note: they were married September 24th, 1955; their oldest son, aka the spouse, arrived June 21, 1956. They obviously didn't waste any time... ;)]

    JEERS to chance of showers this week; if I can get a clear day, I want to go do some sculpture photography at Stanford...

    JEERS to needing to get off the computer and get some work done.

    And CHEERS to everyone here...have a great day...

    "It's an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe's supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously." -- Bill Bryson

    by Cali Scribe on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 07:43:17 AM PDT

  •  Another vote for Officer Krupke (4.00)
    I had this thing completely memorized when I was 10 years old.  It was my favorite routine in the show!

    Excerpt--

    ACTION
    Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke,
    You gotta understand,
    It's just our bringin' up-ke
    That gets us out of hand.
    Our mothers all are junkies,
    Our fathers all are drunks.
    Golly Moses, natcherly we're punks!

    ACTION AND JETS
    Gee, Officer Krupke, we're very upset;
    We never had the love that ev'ry child oughta get.
    We ain't no delinquents,
    We're misunderstood.
    Deep down inside us there is good!

    ACTION
    There is good!

    ALL
    There is good, there is good,
    There is untapped good!
    Like inside, the worst of us is good!

    SNOWBOY: (Spoken) That's a touchin' good story.

    ACTION: (Spoken) Lemme tell it to the world!

    SNOWBOY: Just tell it to the judge.

    ACTION
    Dear kindly Judge, your Honor,
    My parents treat me rough.
    With all their marijuana,
    They won't give me a puff.
    They didn't wanna have me,
    But somehow I was had.
    Leapin' lizards! That's why I'm so bad!

    DIESEL: (As Judge) Right!

    Officer Krupke, you're really a square;
    This boy don't need a judge, he needs an analyst's care!
    It's just his neurosis that oughta be curbed.
    He's psychologic'ly disturbed!

    ACTION
    I'm disturbed!

    JETS
    We're disturbed, we're disturbed,
    We're the most disturbed,
    Like we're psychologic'ly disturbed.

    CHEERS

    to all Kossacks who marched in DC, particularly those who came from out-of-town.  

    HATS OFF TO MSOC!

    Seriously.  Take that hat off.  You look ridiculous.  (But the dress...ooh-la-la!)

    JEERS To most of the Democratic political leaders who couldn't bother to be seen with such rabble as us anti-war demonstrators.

    OK...BACK TO THE SHOW! already in progress:

    DIESEL (As Judge)
    The trouble is he's crazy.

    A-RAB (As Psychiatrist)
    The trouble is he drinks.

    BABY JOHN (As Female Social Worker)
    The trouble is he's lazy.

    DIESEL
    The trouble is he stinks.

    A-RAB
    The trouble is he's growing.

    BABY JOHN
    The trouble is he's grown.

    ALL
    Krupke, we got troubles of our own!

    Gee, Officer Krupke,
    We're down on our knees,
    'Cause no one wants a fellow with a social disease.
    Gee, Officer Krupke,
    What are we to do?
    Gee, Officer Krupke,
    Krup you!

  •  spoiled dogs (4.00)
    Image hosted by Photobucket.com

    she's scared of thunderstorms and when she starts barking and carrying on, the only thing that gets her to stop is one of us holding her.  As you can see, this is a very effective strategery.

    The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

    by JLongs on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 08:02:41 AM PDT

  •  Separated at birth? (4.00)

    A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man. The C&J Cafe.

    by Baldwiny on Mon Sep 26, 2005 at 09:58:07 AM PDT

  •  Jeers to getting up early. . . (4.00)
    and NOT remembering to recommend. Bad mommy. Bad, bad mommy.  I WAS here, honest.  To show you HOW early, I actually LIKED the bad joke.
  •  Turns out . . . (4.00)
    I DID recommend.  I need more sleep.
  • Close

    Permalink

    Powered Grace, RunawayRose, mlkisler, bramish, histopresto, wry twinger, osterizer, shermanesq, jpschmid, JLongs, Baldwiny, cosmic debris, Sasha Bear, ChrisBix50, mad ramblings of a sane woman, 42, RenaRF, Eddie Haskell, PerfectStormer, Exurban Mom, Mrs Pastor, SanDiegoDem, Timroff, arkylib, klamothe, PBen, NeilDB, Back in the Cave, Robert in WV, Omen, the white trash poet, Eidothea, ThaliaR

    Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

    Click here for the mobile view of the site