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The big scam racing through the internets is the "news" that Tom DeLay was indicted on a charge of conspiring to violate Texas political fundraising laws.  Not only that, but---get this---the prosecutor has indicted four times as many Democrats as Republicans!!

Yeah, right.  Tom DeLay---the most powerful politician in half a dozen solar systems---got indicted by a guy who mainly goes after Democrats.  Puh-leez!

I'll believe that when someone spots a white giraffe.

Or the House passes a hate crimes law.

Or President Bush snatches defeat from the jaws of his election victory...

...or even asks Americans to---snort!---conserve energy!

Or they get photographic proof of a squid the size of Pittsburgh.

Or Bill Frist finds himself in the middle of an embarrassing SEC investigation.

Or some guy builds up 40,000 volts of static electricity in his clothing and sets an office on fire.  

Or---let's just say it---when pigs fly.

Nice try.  But I wasn't born yesterday, y'know.

Cheers and Jeers starts in the reality-based section of the buh-logosphere... [Swoosh!!]  RIGHTNOW!  [Gong!!]

Cheers and Jeers for Thursday, September 29, 2005

Note: To enhance your status with family and friends, always wrap your gifts in back issues of Cheers and Jeers.  Hugs, Heloise.


By the Numbers:
Days `til United Nations Day: 25
Number of diplomats John Bolton will chase down the halls that day: 16 (but schedule is flexible)
Days `til the new bankruptcy law takes effect: 18
Number of pages in the bankruptcy bill: 501
Highest rate of bankruptcy among the 50 states: 26.2 per 100,000 households (Tennessee).
Lowest bankruptcy rate: 6.3 per 100,000 households (Alaska)
(Source: AP)
Acres of forest in Maine: 17 million


Your Puppy Pic of the Day  Y'know, I wonder how Lucky is doing.  Veddy veddy splendidly, I hope.


MEGA CHEERS to the fall of Tom Delay.  I will never, EVER, get a buzz like the one I got when I read the news of his indictment.  I tasted colors.  I heard flavors.  I saw sounds.  I floated.  And I don't remember this part, but there's a $500 fine on my dining room table for "...riding a burro naked down Forest Avenue while yelling `Take that, beeotch!'"  It's weird because normally I don't say anything during my commute.

JEERS to Delay'd reactions.  Normally I don't send people into the raptors' den, but check out Wednesday's news stories at Little Green Footballs and tell me if something is missing.  I wonder if they have palm trees in prison?

CHEERS to reality.  Between DeLay's indictment, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's insider-trading investigation, etc. etc., it's hitting the GOP like a frying pan in the face:

"Even though DeLay has nothing to do with Frist, and Frist has nothing to do with Abramoff, how does it look?  Not good."
---William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard

"When you couple Iraq, Katrina, DeLay in the House, Frist in the looks like 10 years is a long time for a party to be in power.  And when you add to that gas prices and home-heating prices that are going through the ceiling this winter, it shouldn't give much comfort to the Republicans."
---Joe Gaylord, Republican consultant

"When you pile it on top of everything else---Iraq, Katrina, gas prices---it's pretty grim. We're still waiting for some sign of good news, something our candidates can run on. This isn't it.  The Democrats will make the case that Republicans are too busy dealing with their own ethical issues to care about the problems facing the country. And guess what?  That charge worked pretty well for us in '92 and '94."
---Unidentified Republican strategist


JEERS to autumn inside the bubble.  Cartoonist Mike Luckovich shows why President Bush loves the raking season.  Watch for blisters, li'l nipper.

(Cautious) CHEERS to our new Chief Justice.  I'll catch flak for this, but I predict that John Roberts---who will certainly be approved by the Senate today---will turn out to be an often-fair and hard-working jurist on our highest court.  And Roe v. Wade will not be touched.  Of course, my opinion and 5 bucks'll get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

JEERS to half-baked Brownies.  Just when you think it can't get any worse, it gets worse (emphasis mine):

An internal FEMA audit released today shows former director Michael Brown was warned weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit that his agency's backlogged computer systems could delay supplies and put personnel at risk during an emergency.

The review of the agency's information-sharing system shows it was overwhelmed during the 2004 hurricane season which saw four hurricanes rip across Florida.

In a response last month, Brown and a deputy rejected the audit, calling it unacceptable, erroneous and negative.

Yeah.  They should, like, do it over.  And this time dot all the I's with smiley faces.

CHEERS to the great troublemakers.  Lech Walesa, electrician, founder of the anti-Communist Solidarity Union, President of Poland, and Nobel Peace Prize winner turns 62 today.  In his honor, today we'll lay off the light bulb-changing jokes.

JEERS to something else you can blame the boob tube for.  Crooks have a new ally in their quest to get away with crimes: CSI and other forensic TV shows:

There is an increasing trend for criminals to use plastic gloves during break-ins and condoms during rapes to avoid leaving their DNA at the scene.  [Detective Sgt. Paul] Dostie describes a murder case in which the assailant tried to wash away his DNA using shampoo. Police in Manchester in the UK say that car thieves there have started to dump cigarette butts from bins in stolen cars before they abandon them. "Suddenly the police have 20 potential people in the car," says [forensic pathologist Guy] Rutty.

Fortunately, forensic experts say such ruses are just a short-term distraction, and the bad guys usually get caught anyway.  Just like congressmen who try to change ethics laws.

JEERS to takebacks.  General George Casey then: U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq in 2006 will be "fairly substantial."  General George Casey now: "I think right now we're in a period of a little greater uncertainty than when I was asked that question back in July and March."  Translation: We ain't goin' nowhere.  Memo to World War II vets: start patchin' up those holes in your old uniforms.

CHEERS to sneak peaks.  The Nevada State Quarter, due out next year, features a lovely trio of horses.  Running from Brownie as fast as they can.

JEERS to the nerve!  What does it take to aggravate sciatica?  In my case, lifting a plastic garbage can lid weighing probably less than 10 ounces.  For the time being, feel free to call me Gollum.


One Year Ago in C&J: September 29, 2004...

CHEERS to editorial boards with cojones.  Guess what, Preznit Bush?  Your own damn hometown newspaper--which endorsed you 4 years ago--thinks you're an IDIOT.  Memo to the rest of the print media: Pile on!

JEERS to Foxwatchers.  Like we didn't know this already: kids who watch Jon Stewart are 10 times more likely to have a clue than grown-ups who watch Brit Hume.  And O'Reilly viewers typically wear special helmets to keep them from hurting themselves.
Which reminds us:  JEERS to this piece o' fruitcake.  A cross between a failed evangelist and Ed Begley Jr.'s evil twin.  Quick, Ma...hide the chi'dren.


And just one more...

"Here it is...your moment of Zen."  Ahhh...serenity now.


Floor's open.  What are you cheering and jeering about today?


Today's Shameless Testimonial

"I rely on Bill in Portland Maine with great regularity in my public life.  He has been by my side and sometimes I let him down.  But Bill, this mystical warrior, has never let me down."
--Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:14 AM PDT.


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  •  C&J (3.97)
    Cheers! to BiPM - just because...

    Cheers! to the Islamic women who are giving Karen Hughes an earful on her propaganda tour - not exactly flowers at her feet, eh?

    Cheers! to Ronnie Earle for doing what the rethugs couldn't seem to bring themselves to do - hey Tom!  Don't drop the soap!

    and finally Jeers! to the republican party, because - well, do I really have to say?

    The American people love the Home Shopping Network because it's commercial-free. -- Will Durst

    by John H on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:16:32 AM PDT

    • (4.00)

      Where Republicans tread, innocent people end up dead.

      Jeers to 3 dollar a gallon gasoline prices.

      Cheers to the electric motorcycle I drive.

      Jeers to the prescription drug discount.

      Jeers to the deathbringing Republican party and their antisocial followers.

      Jeers to people who will not join a boycott of Republican contributors.

      Cheers to those who have joined.

      Cheers to the over 1,000 people from Dkos who have browsed my boycott republicans website.

    •  drop the soap? (4.00)
      That would be wrong.

      That would be very, very, wrong.

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

      by PBen on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 10:27:27 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The Phillybits Daily Dose (4.00)
    As seen on Phillybits :)

  •  We had a good discussion (4.00)
    in this thread yesterday about energy and "price gouging". I have more today in my new energy diary ( and I invite you all to join me over there because I need YOUR IDEAS to prepare a smart message for democrats on energy.

    So cheers in advance to collective editing à la Kossack!

    European Tribune - bringing dKos to Europe
    in the long run, we're all dead (Keynes)

    by Jerome a Paris on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:16:48 AM PDT

  •  i would just like to say (4.00)
    that pittsburgh is a tad bit bigger than that squid.

    that is all.

    The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

    by JLongs on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:16:50 AM PDT

    •  Pittsburgh vs. the giant squid (4.00)
      That's what I thought at first.  Then I realized....

      Whoa, dude.  That's hyperbole, ain't it?

      Also, damn, it's great that someone's finally photographed a live giant squid.  Now if we can just find a live colossal squid (which would be a little closer to the size of Pittsburgh) that would be ... um ... squid-tastic!

      Don't make me unleash Chang on you!

      by Tommy Allen on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:27:10 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  whats the difference between downtown Pittsburgh (4.00)
      and a giant squid?

      It might be possible to live in the giant squid.

      "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 Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:58:17 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  now you know better (4.00)
        i see folks who live in those posh condos downtown all the time.  

        and of course there are the ones who live under the posh bridges.

        and the ones who sleep in the posh park.

        and that guy who is ALWAYS in MacDonald's.  Eww.

        And market square... gotta be 10-20 people living behind the original oyster house.

        unless that's the calamari talking.

        which is possible.

        The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

        by JLongs on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:10:10 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Light Bulb Jokes? (4.00)
      How many graduate students does it take to change a lightbulb?

      Just one, but it takes them ten years. boom - crash.

    Bush - the New Hoover. He really sucks.

    by slick riddles on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:18:19 AM PDT

    •  How many Republicans... (4.00)

      Two.  One to assure us everything that can be done has been done, and we don't need to worry, while his cousin screws the lightbulb into a water tap.

      •  how many republicans.... (4.00)
        does it take to change a lightbulb


        one to hold the lightbulb
        9 to spin the chair.

        "if all the world's a stage, who is sitting in the audience?"

        by KnotIookin on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:31:36 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  how many Jewish mothers does it take (4.00)
          to screw in a lightbulb?


          "Don't worry about me, I'll just sit here in the dark and pray.  I'll be fine. Go! Have a good time with your friends. Take a fruit; you might get hungry..."    

          George Bush never met a problem he couldn't throw money at to solve.

          by Joon on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:18:44 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  how many Jewish mothers does it take (4.00)
            to change a lightbulb?

            Your mother should change a lightbulb?

            vulgus vult decipi -- Phaedrus

            by fritzrth on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:07:01 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  LOL... (4.00)
              How many sopranos does it take to change a lightbulb?

              Just one:  she holds the bulb up and waits for the world to revolve around her.

              Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

              by Dale on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:28:03 AM PDT

              [ Parent ]

              •  LIGHT BULBS (4.00)
                how many semanticists does it take to change a light bulb? light is the bulb?

                you know you're in trouble when your dreams are interrupted by commercials

                by the basque on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:58:51 AM PDT

                [ Parent ]

                •  How many seniors does it take (4.00)
                  to change a lightbulb?


                  1 to change the bulb, and 10 to sit around talking about how good the old lightbulb was.

                  George Bush never met a problem he couldn't throw money at to solve.

                  by Joon on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 02:17:38 PM PDT

                  [ Parent ]

              •  How many sopranos does it take... (4.00)
                Five.  (1)Silvio suggests to Tony that the bulb should be changed.  (2)Tony agrees and tells Paulie to take care of it. (3)Paulie gets Christopher on the cell phone and tells him to have one of his boys take care of the bulb.  (4)Christopher tells the guy sitting in the corner reading the paper and eating canolis to go over to the Bada Bing to change the bulb.  (5)Morbidly obese mob dude shows up thirty minutes later, changes the bulb, and gets slapped by Tony for taking so goddam long.

                What did we do to deserve George W. Bush?

                by republicans are idiots on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:41:55 AM PDT

                [ Parent ]

                •  Sweet... (4.00)
                  ... but what does Tony's therapist make of his obsession with light bulbs?

                  Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

                  by Dale on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:53:46 AM PDT

                  [ Parent ]

                  •  When he was a kid, (4.00)
                    his mother (God rest her soul) made him change all of the light-bulbs!
                    •  how many FEMA directors.... (4.00)
                      does it take to change a lightbulb?

                      huh?  you mean there is a lightbulb out?  no one told me...i swear I didnt hear about that lightbulb being out until yesterday...its up to the state and local governemnt to change that lightbulb..i did my job, i positioned spare bulbs in all the right places for just this occurance,  cant seem to remember where i put them though...

                      maybe we can just make burned out lightbulbs an automatic trigger to shred posse comitatus

                      "if all the world's a stage, who is sitting in the audience?"

                      by KnotIookin on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 11:24:34 AM PDT

                      [ Parent ]

      •  Republicans can't screw light bulbs (4.00)
        ...they're too busy screwing the country.

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

        by Eddie Haskell on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:02:43 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  You might be coming down a bit too hard there (4.00)
          on those poor "compassionate conservatives".... They really do care about their fellow men you know.

          For example, did you hear about Bush's uncharacteristic display of emotion the other day?

          On Friday, Condi Rice was giving the president his daily foreign
          affairs briefing. He concluded by saying: "Yesterday, three Brazilian
          soldiers were killed."

          "OH NO!" the President exclaimed. "That's terrible!"

          His staff sats stunned at this uncharacteristic display of emotion at
          a briefing, and watched the President nervously as sat there, head in

          Finally, the President looked up and asked, "How many is a

          •  No disrespect meant but (4.00)
            that joke has been posted about 30 times at this site in the past two days...

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

            by wry twinger on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 10:08:07 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  It's people like you (none)
              that keep me from posting very much anymore. I give you a thousand apologies for such a heinous crime as posting a joke that has already been posted a number of times already. Oh the horror! the horror!!

              There are at least 10 people who hadn't heard it. I don't get a lot of free time to read every thing ever posted at this site, unlike you, obviously. Don't you fret though, I won't post again on here, that's for sure. With people like you around here, what's the point of posting? People JUST LIKE YOU can do all the posting for everyone else, that way there will be no danger of any faux paux like this happening! And what a relief that will be!

              BTW, I'm reading kos less and less as well because of this kind of thing said to each other, as well as quibbling over spelling and other such nonsense. Can't we all just get along? Do some of you really have to take the self righteous path each and every moment?

              It really makes the reading a whole lot less enjoyable.


          •  ROLFLMAO (4.00)
            Ok good thing I wasn't drinking my soda or I would have had a big mess to clean up.
      •  How many republicans does it take? (4.00)
        One to hold it up while the president gets so drunk that the room spins.
    •  How many... (4.00)
      How many University of Penn students does it take to have a good time?

      All of them. And it still really isn't that much fun.

      Sorry. I'm sure UPENN puts out some very nice people but the kids I see on a daily basis are ridiculous.

      They would look at home wearing a shirt covered in shots, beers, and drugs on the back, and on the front if it said What I Learned At UPENN...

      •  And I really don't get (4.00)
        all of the upturned collars.  I worry that we're going to have kids with Don Johnson-rolled up sleeves pretty soon walking around campus.  Shudder.

        In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. -HL Mencken

        by sq1 on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:08:06 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  FUCKING YES! (4.00)

          When Kerry came to Philly, he spoke on a field (?) on Drexel campus. As we were leaving, there was one kid who I specifically took a camera phone picture of so I could post it with a subject line of something like "NOT COOL."

          I don't get it at all. It's not cool, it doesn't even look remotely cool. It just makes them look absolutely fucking stupid.

          My RSS'd on and was going to do a post right when the students came back. I've been meaning to take some photos of these kids in dress, partying on the streets, and pictures of the piles of trash they leave out all over the street all week instead of waiting for the night before trash night.

          It drives me nuts and I want to highlight how disgusting they can be.


          •  It didn't even look cool in the 80s, (4.00)
            when people thought it looked cool.  You have to be an arrogant "master of the Universe" type to really pull it off.

            Only Elvis can really pull it off.  

            That's right, I said "can," not "could."  Elvis is still in the building, mofos!

            Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

            by Dale on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:26:30 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

      •  Hey, wait a minute... (4.00)
        I flunked out of that school in 1967...


    •  light bulb jokes (4.00)
      How many republicans does it take? None it's Clintons fault!

      Bush=determined to vacation through the apocalypse

      by kerry on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:46:01 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  How many (4.00)
      Vietnam veterans does it take to change a lightbulb?


    •  How many Pitt students? (4.00)
      Only one, but he gets 3 credits for it.
    •  How many republicans (4.00)
      does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      All of 'em.  "It's hard work"

  •  Jeers (4.00)
    To the Republican wannabe in the Huffington Post who has worked out if the Hurricaine Katrina survivors all stay the hell out of their town following the aftermath the district will be 57% Republican, 43% Democrat.  
  •  GOOD MORNING! (4.00)
    CHEERS to me waking up at 6 AM for spinning class!
    JEERS to having to write a thesis.  Ick!
    CHEERS to possibly having a job for once I graduate!
  •  What a day it was (4.00)
    I sat in my office late yesterday morning hitting "refresh" over and over again on dKos, and when the good news appeared I was off like a shot spreading sunshine and light up and down the hallway. Then I emailed my wife so she could start spreading sunshine and light where she works.

    In the immortal words of Z.T. Pinhead: YOW! I AM HAVING FUN!

    ...and shit yeah it's cool And shouldn't it be - or something like that. - Robert Pollard

    by gp39m on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:19:40 AM PDT

  •  This will bring me complete joy today. (4.00)
    MEGA CHEERS to the fall of Tom Delay.  I will never, EVER, get a buzz like the one I got when I read the news of his indictment.  I tasted colors.  I heard flavors.  I saw sounds.  I floated.  And I don't remember this part, but there's a $500 fine on my dining room table for "...riding a burro naked down Forest Avenue while yelling `Take that, beeotch!'"  It's weird because normally I don't say anything during my commute.

    The commute line made me spit out my coffee. Darn you !!!!

    Those who are willing to sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither. (Paraphrasing B. Franklin)

    by p a roberson on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:21:10 AM PDT

  •  Jeers to cloves cigarettes... (4.00)
    Two people were smoking them last night at the place where I play pool.  I don't have asthma or other known lung issues but those damn things almost put me in the hospital.  My lungs closed up tighter that Dwight Yoakum's blue jeans.  

    Jeers to all cigarette makers because they should be jeered every freaking day.

    Fringe is the new black. - Me

    by chillindame on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:21:32 AM PDT

    •  Cheers to clove cig smokers (4.00)
      Clove cigs were found to be vastly more harmful to your health than "normal" cigs. Perhaps the number of clove smokers will go down faster than the number of tobacco numbers.

      Damn. I sound like a republican, saying people are going to die sooner.

      Jeers to me!

      •  eh (4.00)
        i like cloves.  so sue me.  no wait, don't really sue me.  it was a figure of speech.

        i also love nat sherman mints.  and camel mandarin mints.  and I know I'm gonna die sooner because of it.

        but there it is.

        i'll quit someday.  just not today.

        The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

        by JLongs on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:41:31 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  But SIR! (or MADAM!) (4.00)
        who can resist the 15 mg of delicious tar, lovingly applied to EACH cigarette?

        Not ME!  (OK, I quit, but the old grey lung just ain't what she yoostabe, ain't what she use'ta be!).

        "Botched? What is that? The word of the Day?."

        by seronimous on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:55:28 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  good morning bill (4.00)
    cheers to all kossaks! Hanging out here is way better than spending my morning swilling coffee with the locals at Waffle Haus.

    "If we have the courage to decide for peace, we will have peace." Albert Einstein

    by coconutjones on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:21:52 AM PDT

  •  C&J GA (4.00)
    Jeers to Tom "I have done nothing wrong" DeLay.  The "all-too-predictable" and ever vituperative former House Majority Leader called Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle a "partisan fanatic."  Well now....isn't THAT rich coming from Mr. Sleaze himself who personally orchestrated  the carving of Travis County, TX from one into four House seats for Republican's political advantage.

    CHEERS to Ronnie Earle who so aptly remarked, "Being called vindictive and partisan by Tom DeLay is like being called ugly by a frog."  Ribbit...once again, with feeling.

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    "I prefer to dance, but I know how to fight." Harry Reid

    by Caldonia on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:23:12 AM PDT

  •  Huge Cheers to Delay... (4.00)
    I'm sure you're anxious for your buddies to join you... won't be long now!

    Cheers to Thursday.. cuase it's almost Friday

    Jeers to my cold and subseqent stuffiness.  Anytime you want to go away....

    and of course....

    Cheers to Bill and all the C&J'ers.  Happy Thursday!

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

    by ThaliaR on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:24:14 AM PDT

  •  Grumble, Grumble (4.00)
    Jeers to festering transphobic remarks about whether or not Ann Coulter "used to be a man" and what that could possibly have to do with her being an ass, as if by itself, a person being transsexual is prima facie evidence that they deserve to be denigrated and/or dismissed.

    Cheers to having pride in being who I am inspite of the ignorance of others.

    Jeers to Thursdays being meeting days (so I posted today's diary just after midnight, eastern, last night.  It's part 2 of the construction zone.

    Cheers to not having to teach any classes on Fridays.

    Jeers to having to grade sh*t and create exams all weekend.

    Today's poem (a blast from the past...I'm feeling much better now):

    Loneliness and Isolation

    The mind--yearning, seeking, questing, emerging--female.
    The body--betraying the mind--male.
    Can one express what it feels like to be transsexual?
    Before I was man and was treated like man.
    After I will be woman.
    Now I am both/neither.
    Neither generally wins, excluded from both.
    Is it too difficult for others to comprehend
    Or is it too difficult for me to explain?
    Is there anyone who will accept me as I am
    Or will I only be accepted/rejected
    For who I was/will be?
    Loneliness and isolation nip at the edges of my being.

    Certainty becomes expectation.
    Expectation becomes hope.
    Hopes become dreams.
    The dreams dissipate into nothingness.
    Another friend is gone.
    New friends are made.
    Life changes but why must the bridge be so tenuous?
    Loneliness and isolation blur my consciousness.

    Why must others always bring up the past
    Which has become so foreign to me?
    The events are there but the feelings are gone.
    How do I describe the deeper feelings that have replaced them?
    Emotions long submerged boil to the surface
    And erupt full-blown into the mind
    But there is no one present with whom to share them.
    Loneliness and isolation crowd around my soul.

    How do I explain the feeling of hormones
    Coursing through my body,
    Changing it to fit the mind?
    How do I deal with the sexuality, the sensuality
    Exploding in every nerve ending?
    When there is nobody with whom to explore these sensations,
    Time slows considerably.
    How does one measure the growth of a breast?
    With a watch, a sundial, a calendar, or with a life?
    Loneliness and isolation seek to smother my existence.
    -Robyn Serven
    -November, 1992

  •  Sherm's Interesting and Early C & J... (4.00)
    Cheers to BiPM and Michael... Good to see you this morning!

    Cheers to the Cafe Crowd!

    Cheers to Email!

    Cheers to me for opening myself up to new experiences...

    Cheers to me again, for being slightly hesitant, but going with it anyways...

    Jeers to noisy roofers.

    Jeers to me for considering skipping a job interview today...

    Cheers to all you folks out there!!!

    Enjoy your Thursday... Yeah, I made double-digit comments today... Hugs and Smooches!!!  :)

  •  C&J (4.00)
    Atlanta Animal Services Adoptable Animal pic of the day:


    Click here to enlarge

    My name is TANNER.
    I am a male, gray domestic sh.
    The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old.
    My ID number is A361127
    I am in kennel C30 and I am available for adoption.

    Classical Comment:

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
    that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
    that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
    Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes,
    and prudent in their own sight!
    Woe unto them that seek deep
    to hide their counsel from the Lord,
    and their works are in the dark, and they say,
    Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
    I also will choose their delusions,
    and will bring their fears upon them.

    Text: Isaiah 5, 29, 66
    Music: Movement 14 from El Nino by John Adams

    Cheers to the C&J community and, of course, to BiPM - This cheer's for you!
    Cheers to Religious tax breaks in the name of business...Dutch style.  No seriously guys, this is great.  It's hilarious! I want to get $2,000 of my taxes back for learning how to read a crystal ball.
    Cheers to The Hammer Comes Down no explanation required.  And it's in the WaPo to boot.
    Jeers to the inevitable new justice.  Youngest in 200 years you say? ::cries:: Oh, please be a Souter, please be a Souter, please be a Souter.
    Cheers to Walter Wolfgang.  You, sir, are my hero.

    and when you've got nothing else...
    Cheers to having more cheers than jeers.

  •  cheers to.... (4.00)
    Gloat-a-rama day.  I'll drink to that.


    Blue is the most popular color

    by jalapeno on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:28:01 AM PDT

  •  cheers and jeers (4.00)
    Cheers to Bill, Michael, most of the Bobs and Bobettes and all the Irregulars, both old and new.

    Jeers to feeling marginalized. On an evening when I saw emails from more people planning to walk away from Daily Kos, the "safe haven" of the Cafe is stripped away.

    Anyone who knows me there knows that I can give shit and take it, just ask DDem about mattresses, but one thing consistantly exists behind the teasing, respect. I am not so sure about that anymore...

    Cheers to good friends who step up and support each other when needed.

    Cheers to staying sober. Sure, I may not use the AA method, but does that automatically make me a Bush-like dry-drunk? If you don't know me, don't make that assumption.

    That is all.


    Do you like poetry? Then you might want to avoid the the white trash poet

    by the white trash poet on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:28:26 AM PDT

    •  I come here because I love Bill (4.00)
      and all the Irregulars...long live snark...

      But KOS and his comments are really starting to piss me off...

      Hey Bill, does Booman have enough bandwidth to support C&J?

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

      by wry twinger on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:38:59 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Pissed off is right (4.00)
        Cheers to everyone who made sacrifices to attend the Peace March in DC.

        Jeers to Kos's condescension towards the march.

        Cheers to Cindy Sheehan for galvanizing the peace and anti-Bush movements.

        Jeers to those who think we've accomplished more than she has with our donations, rants, letters and blogs.

      •  I'm just gonna be... (4.00)
        following all you guys around, wherever you end up...
      •  Kos amuses me (4.00)
        more than pisses me off.

        He's a kid.  He didn't grow up during the 60's and 70's.  He looks at what conservatives did and thinks we should copy that instead of relying on more traditional tactics.

        He forgets one thing: if you own the streets, you really have no need to take to them, do you?

        If the Democrats are the party of the powerless, then we have to resort to the tactics of the powerless because those other tactics are not at our disposal.

      •  I don't mind being pissed off (4.00)
        sometimes here. It makes me think. And it makes me glad we aren't all a bunch of mindless ditto heads. Diversity and disagreement is what makes this place different and IMHO is what makes Democrats superior to the current crop of Republicans.
    •  CHEERS to you Darrell! (4.00)
      You are doing what is best and works for you, and that is what matters.

      "Just because you do not take an interest in politics, doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you" - Pericles, 430 BCE

      by 42 on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:25:13 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Noted. (4.00)
      I don't use the "dry drunk" label on anyone, including George Bush.

      I think it's offensive to toss that label around and I've responded to its rampant use on other threads before.

      The "dry drunks" is a term for the way alcohol alters one's brain.  Even after one quits drinking, the bad patterns of thinking has to be addressed.  People can do this a variety of ways.  There are 12-step programs.  Some have developed a streamlined, but more intensive 5-step program.  Others need re-hab.  Still others rely on more traditional sorts of talk therapy.

      People are criticizing George Bush for eschewing any sort of therapy or treatment and just quitting "cold turkey."  If that's really what he did, what could have remained after all those years of abuse is the alterned brain patterns that lead to bad judgement that he had while he was drinking.

      •  Actually, after having done my inventory (4.00)
        I realized that my patterns of thinking and acting were set long before I started drinking. The alcohol was just enhancement and reinforcement. Of course drinking kept me from changing them; it was only after quitting drinking that I could hope to start work developing new patterns.

        vulgus vult decipi -- Phaedrus

        by fritzrth on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 11:41:35 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  About that peace thing, WTP (4.00)
      I got that old time protest feeling at my house last night.  Unexpectedly, I just sat and stared at the TV for two solid hours watching PBS's new popumentary- Get Up Stand Up: The Story of Pop & Protest.

      Chuck D from Public Enemy was the narrator, which is cool on so many levels. Straight from Compton analyzed in the evolution of political speech? That just gave me chills. They covered everything from Leadbelly to Nina Simone, from Woody Guthrie to Bruuuuuccce.

      Geldof talking about adapting to gen-x political disengagement, then Sir Bob trading theories with Bono about methods of modern political activism was fascinating. It's all part of the same song, after all, and I'm just refreshed after sitting through their narrative.

      How many protesters out there on Saturday, do you think, remember John and Yoko's bed protest? They might recognize the pictures, but the foundation for it? Lennon's matter of fact explanation about their strategy still resonates- that they were going to get the press inches anyway for their popstar wedding, so they decided to use that space as a "commercial for peace".  Absolutely a masterful use of modern media.  

      Listening to the music was so amazing- you forget sometimes why it's so critically related to activism and political change. A protest lasts for a couple hours and that's great, but a song about freedom or justice lasts forever. Stick THAT in your virtual pipes and smoke it, all you pouty blogger boys!

      Today's selection (on a scratchy cassette tape recorded straight from radio in the 80s): Sun City

      South Africa Away to South Africa
      Got to say I ain't gonna play Sun City

      I ain't gonna play Sun City
      I ain't gonna play Sun City
      (Everybody Say)
      I ain't gonna play Sun City
      (No baby)
      I ain't gonna play Sun City

      Relocation to phoney homelands
      Separation of families I can't understand
      Twenty three million can't vote 'cause they're black
      We're stabbing our brothers and sisters in the back I'm gonna say

      Out Government tell us "we're doing all we can"
      Constructive engagement is Ronald Reagan's plan
      Meanwhile people are dying and giving up hope
      This quiet diplomacy ain't nothing but a joke


      It's time to accept resposibility
      Freedom is a priviledge nobody rides for free
      Look around the world baby it cannot be denied
      Why we're always on the wrong side


      Boputhuswana is far away
      But we know it's in South Africa no matter what they say
      You can't buy me I don't care what you pay
      Don't ask me Sun City 'cause I ain't gonna play


      Relocation to phoney homelands
      Separation of families I can't understand
      Twenty three million can't vote 'cause they're black
      We're stabbing our brothers and sisters in the back I'm gonna say


      "Our attitude was- the revolution can't start until we find our hair gel." Joe Strummer

      by histopresto on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:55:13 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Cheers to former Senator John Edwards (4.00)
    who seems to be one of the few persons devoting attention to the plight of the poor in this country.

    All Republican policy is designed to destroy the middle and lower classes. We need Democratic leadership on this now, all other issues flow logically from the issue of poverty in our own country,i.e., Why rebuild Iraq if we can't even properly care for the people of our own country?

    How about the increase in energy costs? Doesn't hurt the rich now does it?

    How about corruption in our government?  Who pays the price for that?

    The Democratic Party should become the uber lobby for the poor. Hit the Republicans on their failed foreign and domestic policies.  Show how they have squandered Clinton's surplus and lead us into a debt that will/is making us a third world country with huge debt to China, Japan,and Korea.

    Stop oursourcing.  Give people here real jobs, not service jobs.  Promote Environmental issues that positively affectthe poor.  Promote Education programs that truly help the poor and provide true and real educational opportunities, not a boondoggle for the test makers in texas.

    Where is the Democratic leadership on this Issue? People like myself are tired of the whining and complaining,and would like to focus on something positive so we can feel positive about America again.  Fighting poverty does that,at least for me.

    End Rant.

    Cheers to global warming and a warmer than usual Fall.

    Does the word justice mean anything to you? Are the features of a lie beginning to come through?-Jackson Browne

    by Sargent Pepper on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:30:18 AM PDT

    •  Cheers to Sarge (4.00)
      The only guy I know who can cheer global warming and get away with it!

      Go Sox! Cards!

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

      by Eddie Haskell on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:40:47 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  yeah, my philosophy is (4.00)
        "look on the brighter side of death."

        Does the word justice mean anything to you? Are the features of a lie beginning to come through?-Jackson Browne

        by Sargent Pepper on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 12:50:45 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  As the ice floes continue to melt (4.00)
          you may also want to "look for the shadier side of the tree" and "look to the higher side of the land mass."

          Stay away from coastal real estate deals.

          I fear for our children.

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

          by Eddie Haskell on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 02:27:45 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  me too, Eddie, (4.00)
            me too.  every damn day.  every second of life is so precious, and the ninkompoop in chief presides over the destruction of the planet, unbeknownst to his moronic self.  there's the values debate, he values material wealth over true wealth, which is the health of the environment hence the health of our people.

            Does the word justice mean anything to you? Are the features of a lie beginning to come through?-Jackson Browne

            by Sargent Pepper on Fri Sep 30, 2005 at 05:31:50 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

  •  CHEERS and JEERS (4.00)




    JEERS to predictable GOP spinning. "Delay's innocent! The big, bad wolf just wants to eat him up! Poor boy!"

    CHEERS to last night's episode of Lost even though I didn't like the backstory of Michael and thought it was pointless.

    JEERS to a canker sore right before a dentist appointment!

    CHEERS to FALL!!!!!

    What's madness but nobility of the soul at odds with circumstance?

    by slinkerwink on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:31:04 AM PDT

  •  Jeers to sciatica (4.00)
    My fiance has sciatica that flares up from time to time.  It was worst two years ago (right around when we started dating; I was worried that I really was a pain it the ass), but despite being much, much better it's still not quite right.

    Feel better, BiPM.

    •  as a fellow sciatica sufferer (4.00)
      anyone so afflicted has my sympathies.

      at least i no longer feel like i'm walking on broken glass most of the time-it's mainly the completely dead leg syndrome.

      stretches and chiropractic.  

      The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

      by JLongs on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:54:35 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Cheers! (4.00)
    Cheers to BiPM!  I'm SO EARLY this morning - although when I first clicked on, there were no comments, and by the time I answered the poll, there were 6 already!  Damn, never first - oh well.

    Cheers to father and puppy reunions - on NBC last night, they showed the reunion of an extremely cute pup the NBC crew had been looking after for the last month after his owner handed him to the crew, begging them to take care of him because they wouldn't allow the pup on the evacuation bus.  The owner guy came back yesterday to get his dog, and the sheer joy of that puppy was just overwhelming - lick, lick, lick, wiggle, wiggle!!  Very sweet.  I know thousands of animals have died in the storms, but it helps a little to see some of the many that have also been saved.

    In a related cheer, cheers to the prison inmates I just saw on CNN volunteering to care for rescued animals in a shelter - nothing like seeing a big hard-looking guy dissolve into giggles as his face is thoroughly washed by a tail-wagging bull dog.

    Cheers to Ronnie Earle, the Bulldog of Austin - I too was the hall cryer yesterday for the news of Delay's indictment - it was like being  the Santa Clause Lawyer!  Who's next on the indictment trail? Frist, can we hope?

    And finally, Bill, I hope you're right about Roberts - some of my legal colleagues think the same thing, but we're all necessarily in wait and see mode.

    Cheers everybody!

  •  Cheers and Jeers (4.00)
    Cheers to the Los Angeles Times for reporting the truth. Prosecutor Takes Aim at Both Sides of Aisle - Although DeLay calls Ronnie Earle an 'unabashed partisan zealot,' others say the Austin district attorney shows no favoritism.

    Jeers to former Texas State Representative Mike Martin, who was indicted for perjury in 1981 for lying about having himself shot. His original excuse? He was shot due to his contacts with a group of devil worshipers, the "Guardian Angels of the Underworld", who claimed to control high-ranking officials in Texas government. More Here.

    Cheers to Jim Mattox for backing Ronnie Earle. From the LAT article.

    "[Ronnie Earle] had a very negative impact on my life," Mattox said. But in DeLay's case, he added, "I think Earle is carrying out his responsibility."

    And an adios to D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, who will not run for a third time next year.

    "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

    by RBH on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:36:21 AM PDT

  •  Your poll... (4.00)
    It needs to go to eleven, baby!

    Blueshifting: Making progressive politics visible.

    by Malacandra on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:37:01 AM PDT

    •  Nigel sez (4.00)
      Nigel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

      Marty: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

      Nigel: Exactly.

      Marty: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?

      Nigel: Well, it's one louder, innit? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

      Marty: I don't know.

      Nigel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

      Marty: Put it up to eleven.

      Nigel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

      Marty: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

      Nigel: [pause] These go to eleven.

  •  Coldcheerin' (4.00)
    Cheers to all the wonderful people who have donated to my Atlanta AIDS Walk cause.

    Cheers to YOU if you donate too!

    Jeers to divisive leaders.

    Jeers to my bad mood.

    Cheers to Gwenyth Paltrow chosing to sit right behind me at Coldplay's show last night.  She's stunning.

    Cheers to Michael Stipe sitting next to her AND singing with them after the 1st encore.  He's not-so-stunning.

    Cheers to having faith and being patient.

    Have a great day everyone...

  •  Cheers to Hints from Heloise! (4.00)
    Cheers for finally seeing a piece of news yesterday that proved to me how I had been desperately seeking headlines like that since, well, over four years now.

    Jeers to my local news who played at length Delay"s response and a only a short clip of Earle saying "I'm just doing my job." It didn't come off well, but fuck 'em.

    Cheers to my guys, just because.

    "If you're going through hell, keep going". -Winston Churchill

    by One bite at a time on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:38:16 AM PDT

  •  I agree with ya on John Roberts....... (4.00)
    (Cautious) CHEERS to our new Chief Justice.  I'll catch flak for this, but I predict that John Roberts---who will certainly be approved by the Senate today---will turn out to be an often-fair and hard-working jurist on our highest court.  And Roe v. Wade will not be touched.  Of course, my opinion and 5 bucks'll get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    I've been taking heat for it from the listserves I belong to, but I agree.  I feel that he will turn out to be more of a Sandra Day O'Connor than anything.  It's the next SCOTUS pick we have to watch out for.

    •  Make that a double (4.00)
      I think Mr. Roberts might surprise us all.  I was impressed with his testimony.  I had already written a letter to my Senators supporting his confirmation when I met a legal assistant from the firm where he works. She said he is the most intelligent person she has ever met, and that he's a very down-to-earth guy, not the usually flashy lawyer-type one meets in DC.  I trust her judgement because she loathes George Bush!
    •  AGREE ON ROBERTS (cautiously) (4.00)
      Another reason to agree would be that Bush is a royal screw-up.  If he is trying his best to nominate a true conservative with a limited paper trail, the lack of paper trail works both ways.  Leave it to him to nominate someone he thinks will toe party line, only to turn out to be a reasonable jurist.  I think (hope) this will bite him in his royal behind.
    •  Sorry but I fear (4.00)
      that you may be wrong about Roberts.  His pass to the court by the Dem's is a result of fearfulness and timing.  They should have listened to Harry Reid.  Armando and others have shown the clear reasons to fear Roberts.  BiPM I still luv ya guy, even though you may be wrong about Roberts.  CHEERS for your great contribution to kos.
  •  5: Medium Gloat (4.00)
    Save the 10: Gloat-a-rama for DeLay's upcoming conviction.  

    I'd like to invite everyone to mail Tom DeLay a soap-on-a-rope.  'Cause you know he's gonna be verrrrry popular in the pokey.  

    CHEERS to DA Ronnie Earle, jury foreman William Gibson, and the remaining members of the grand jury who voted for indictment.  CHEERS to the jury that will hear the case for their acuity and wisdom.

    JEERS to always-the-best-man-never-the-groom David Dreier.  Now that you're the one being discriminated against, will you grow a pair and start standing up for what's right?

    He's Mister Truth Twister; He's Mister Hate. He's Mister Coke Sniffer; He's Mister Torture-Is-Great. They call me Shit Miser, whatever I touch...

    by osterizer on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:40:55 AM PDT

    •  Save it? (4.00)
      Save the 10: Gloat-a-rama for DeLay's upcoming conviction.

      I'm a 'have your cake and eat it too' kinda guy. We can gloat then too.

      Besides, I've had it up to here with "keeping our powder dry".


      Blueshifting: Making progressive politics visible.

      by Malacandra on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:54:11 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  gloat today (4.00)
        but save up for that delicious serving of happy called the Rove indictment!!!

        then the Cheers will be off the Richter scale!

        •  The Jury (4.00)
          When I first moved to Austin over 9 years ago, I got called for jury duty every year.  I went through voir dire twice, the last time about 3 years ago.  It was a civil case against a for-profit prison company (Wackenhut, I think) whose guard had raped an inmate.  I knew that as a former lawyer (Louisiana) that I'd never be picked for the jury, plus I had Jim Hightower's "..Middle of the Road..." book with me, but when the defense attorneys asked if anyone had a problem with for-profit prisons, I was the only one to raise a hand.  I said I had lots of problems with them, one of them being that the money that goes for profits would be better spent on hiring more competent guards, background-checking and psychological workups.  Lots of other hands then shot up.  "What she said," they said.

          Odd thing is, after getting summoned every year before that, I haven't been summoned again for jury duty in over three years.  Not that they'd pick me for the DeLay trial.  I'll bet one of the voir dire questions will be "have you ever posted on a blog site, particularly The Daily Kos?"  My answer, "HELL yes!"

          Karen in Austin

          Don't blame me; I didn't appoint the Supreme Court that appointed Bush.

          by Wife of Bath on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:21:00 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  I don't want to sound doom and gloom (4.00)
      but I worry that DeLay will just use prison as a recruiting ground for a new generation of Repug candidates and campaign operatives.  Hey, is Spandau still standing?  Solitary confinement (with no Fox news) might be appropriate. . . .

      Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. - Lewis Carroll

      by shack on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:46:15 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  tulip's $.02 (4.00)
    cheers to flying pigs & the sudden flood of memories it provoked-- of being an animal-loving jewish child at Xmas, marveling at sound of a whole choir bursting into a round of "Oh we like Sheep!" & of the deeply sacred hymn to "Gladly, the cross-eyed bear"


    (I'd get political & crack jokes about GOPers in disarray-- but the wind, she's a blowing, the sky's as white as winter and the leaves are flying off the trees before they even had a chance to change color. Uh-oh.  What if Katrina dumped not water, but snow.  ??!?

    I love you guys.

  •  Regarding the new chief justice (4.00)
    will turn out to be an often-fair and hard-working jurist on our highest court.

    Boys who play Peppermint Patty in the school play almost always turn out this way.

  •  Cosmic C & J (4.00)

    Mega Cheers to the indictment of Delay. I never thought it would happen. Now let's all hope he gets convicted. Yipeeeeee kai aye ehhhh!

    Jeers to HR 3824 (Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005)which will be voted on in the House today. The wingers want to dismantle the Endangered Species Act. Call your Congresscritters today and let them know what you think. Lookee here for more info on this bill.

    Jeers to evidence that the Arctic is indeed melting more rapidly and it does not bode well.

    Experts at the US National Snow and Data Centre in Colorado fear the region is locked into a destructive cycle with warmer air melting more ice, which in turn warms the air further. Satellite pictures show that the extent of Arctic sea ice this month dipped some 20% below the long term average for September - melting an extra 500,000 square miles, or an area twice the size of Texas. If current trends continue, the summertime Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free well before the end of this century.

    Jeers to Bush, Roberts, Frist and as always, Cheney. Just cuz. Oh yeah... 444 on all of them.

    Cheers to Bill and the Bobs. Hope y'all have a good day.

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

    by cosmic debris on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:42:13 AM PDT

  •  ..."this piece o' fruitcake"... (4.00)
    Just for you, BIPM.  :)

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    "I prefer to dance, but I know how to fight." Harry Reid

    by Caldonia on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:42:58 AM PDT

  •  giggled (4.00)
    Cheers to Dad for calling me at work about Delay.Right there on the sales floor I let a loud whoop and began to laugh my ass off.Cheers to living in a blue state so that coworkers were laughing along with me.Jeers to the Bush economy=Serenity comes out this friday-a coworker said he had saved up to go see it.Jeers that thanks to the Bush economy we have to save to go to a 8$ movie.Triple Cheers to J>Whedn for perservering and making this movie out of the ashes of a kick ass series!!!

    Bush=determined to vacation through the apocalypse

    by kerry on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:43:33 AM PDT

    •  Totally agree (4.00)
      The wife and I are going to see Serenity tonight at the midnight showing in SF (yeah, we're geeks)...but Jeers that my wife had to budget in the $50 some odd bucks it'll cost to see the movie (tickets, babysitter, bridge toll, parking) out of her latest financial aid disbursement so we'd be able to go.

      Double Cheers to Whedon...and to our first night out without the baby.

      Jeers to the fact that I KNOW we'll be worrying about her all night.

    •  Seen on an elevator in DC.... (4.00)
      Someone I know works in the buidling where the Fox News studios are in DC.  He casually told the couple standing in the elevator when he walked in that DeLay had been indicted.  They were silent, until they got off on the floor for Fox News.  The woman pumped her fist and said, "Yes!"  The guy who got off with her said, "Shut up!"

      When Fox News starts to fissure....

  •  Cheers to just realizing (4.00)
    that Rochester, NY is now on Craigslist...

    Jeers that the posts are filled with profanities and porno...(okay, so half of those are mine!)

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

    by wry twinger on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:44:24 AM PDT

    •  Oh, and how could I forgot (4.00)
      what a wonderful day yesterday was...DeLay is indicted...the Yankees win...and the Red Sox lose!

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

      by wry twinger on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:49:30 AM PDT

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    •  Craigslist... (4.00)
      is so FUN to read, I think so anyway... My lil state is even listed there!!!  And I get such a hoot out of reading who's looking... < ahem > yes, the job lists... that's what I'm looking at... < /ahem >

      And I'm awaiting an email reply... Shame on Sherm... Life is good!!

      •  Man though... (4.00)
        I was showing it to my Dad when trying to find Dutch apartments and he mentioned how crazy it was that so many people are willing to trade so much just to get some dental work.

        I was stunned, I had never noticed that before.  (At least in Atlanta) people are always trading for dental work.  What a comment on the state of health care in America.

  •  Thucheers (4.00)
    Cheers to Fall weather!  

    Jeers to too much of a good thing.  40 degrees this morning?  Hey, wait a minute.  That's refrigerator temperature!  Sigh, time to rev up the the old Stihl and start cutting firewood again.

    Jeers to bad knees.  When they still hurt four days after a doubleheader, is it time to contemplate retiring from a 35 year softball career?  Argh.

    Everyone who things Tom DeLay should not have been indicted please give me a "1."  Go ahead, make my day.

    Cheers to cool musicians!

    Cheers to old friends, good friends, and good old friends!

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

    by Eddie Haskell on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:48:34 AM PDT

  •  Texas CNJ's (4.00)
    Thunderous Cheers and Applause to the Travis County grand jury for indicting Tom Delay. Oh, I got so giddy when I heard the news.  Jumping up and down baby, and dancing in the streets.

    Another big cheer to the blast of cold air we got last night.  It was 104 yesterday and 63 this morning.

    Jeers to no rain.  The drought continues.

    Cheers to Texas Kossacks, working to make Texas blue very day!

    Cheers to every goose, duck, and birds there are in America, or the world in fact.

    Okay, I need a cook like this doggie

    Defeat Kay Bailey Hutchinson in 2006

    by txbirdman on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:50:24 AM PDT

  •  Cheers (4.00)
    to Tom DeLay's downfall!

    Belated cheers to Capt. Ian Fishback of the 82nd Airborne for writing to John McCain:

    "I would rather die fighting than give up even the smallest part of the idea that is 'America.'"

    Jeers to George W. Bush because he wouldn't understand what Captain Fishback was talking about.

    I can remember all the presidents back to Truman and this is the first time that I have known in my heart that the president of the United States not only has no love for this country, he doesn't even know what it is.

    "You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best you have to give." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    by marylrgn on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:51:27 AM PDT

  •  Gloat A Rama (4.00)
    The REAL gloat will be ever sweeter when DeLay and cronies are convicted.  In the meantime, now is the time to fire up the barbie-queue as prosecutors flip these sorry folk into the roast red meat deejure

    That last would be properly pronounced dee jury, as in the finding of the 12 sitting in the box in Texas.  Of course, it will be no challenge to find twelve of Tommy's peers.  The difficult part will be getting a group of grafters and cronies to actually engage their brains in the trial.

  •  "We Wanna Go Back To Beaumont!" C&J (4.00)
    JEERS for still not being able to get back home. Come on! WTF? Is our apartment still standing? You'll owe me for replacing my '57 Koufax and '68 Drysdale cards! (OK, that last sentence is semi-snark. Seriously, I want to make sure our place is ok).

    CHEERS - actually a big, huge Nelson Muntz laugh for "The Hammer," that slimeball Tom Delay (Repulsive - Texas). Will this give Nick Lampson a chance, or are there still enough fucking sheep in Sugar Land that'll vote for Delay?

    Oh...HA! HA!

    CHEERS for Rick Perry. Yes, I said CHEERS. He's actually doing a semi-decent job trying to get southeast Texas back on its feet again. I'm still voting against you next year, though.

    JEERS for anyone who still thinks GWB is doing a good job...and ETERNAL JEERS for GWB.

    JEERS to the fucking US Senate, who is going to confirm Roberts as our new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? WTF?!

    (Sorry, I forgot to warn you of my Category 2 F-storm. Too bad. You're all adults; deal with it. Yes, I'm grumpy. You would be, too, if you evacuated from a hurricane and still can't go back home...grumble.)

    Ari Mistral

    "George W. Bush: a disastrous President for disastrous times."

    by Ari Mistral on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:53:35 AM PDT

  •  Hey, (4.00)
    I saw that flying pig last night right after having sex with Jeanine Garofalo! It was just before I won the lottery and got the bass playing gig with the Stones. I was begining to think that I just dreamt it. Thanks for verifying it! Now what did I do with Jeanine's phone number...?

  •  happy thursday! (4.00)
    Cheers to positive attitudes - BiPM's John Roberts hypothesis, that is. May you be as clairvoyant as you are clever. ('scuse the blatant asskissing - I mean it really)

    Jeers to losing your job. 279,000 jobs lost thanks to Hurricane Katrina. That's just awful. I may actually change my attitude about work today.

    Jeers to California housing prices and the bubble burst that's comin'. Average home price is over 400,000. GAH! That fancy $400 tent at REI is looking good lately.

    Cheers to laughing hysterically - out loud complete with snorts and yelps - yesterday morning while sitting at my desk seeing Kos's post go up saying "Delay Indicted" "holy fucking shit" - It was beautiful, I tell you, just bee-effing-utiful.

    Jeers to Santa Ana conditions in Los Angeles county. God I hate this time of year - it's hot and dangerous. The 8 different fires burning right now are scary stuff.

    George Bush is an unnatural disaster.

    by michele2 on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 06:58:51 AM PDT

    •  I hated the Santa Anas (4.00)
      That's right, it's the end of September/beginning of October. That means Santa Ana Winds. I hope you're not in the Inland Empire or anywhere near the mountains. Good luck enduring those winds.

      Even near the coast, they were pretty bad.

      JEERS to those.

      Ari Mistral

      "George W. Bush: a disastrous President for disastrous times."

      by Ari Mistral on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:04:33 AM PDT

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  •  Greetings from Gnashville (4.00)
    My, my.  Do you think reality has set upon Tom's head?  He was his usual blustering, bullying, mocking, macho self on Hardball last night.

    This morning, he's wallowing in mock self pity, practically whimpering about the injustice of it all.

    Oh, the humanity!!  He's enough to make you lose your appetite.  If Tom Delay won't put you off your feed, these establishments will...


    George Bush never met a problem he couldn't throw money at to solve.

    by Joon on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:01:02 AM PDT

  •  Small C&J (4.00)
    Cheers as always to BiPM

    Cheers to this joke I had to share...

    A man was evacuating Houston during Hurrican Rita, and was stuck in line while the traffic was stopped.

    A man comes up to him and says "George Bush was just kidnapped by terrorists." They said, "If we dont give them a trillion dollars in ransom money, they will douse the President with gasoline and light him on fire".

    We are taking up a collection for President Bush.

    How much on average is everyone donating?

    On average, "a gallon".

    Bush investigating Katrina is like Clinton investigating Monica

  •  9 (4.00)
    I voted a 9 because i reserve 10 until he's actually convicted of somethign or is forced out of the house altogether.

    The world will end not with a bang, but with a "Do'oh!"

    by Love and Death on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:08:39 AM PDT

  •  Ouch (4.00)
    Jeers to Wisdom teeth hurting so much that my face is swollen on one side
    Jeers to no insurance
    Cheers to beer making wisdom teeth hurt less(pain killers make me sick)
    Jeers to having to go all day before I can have beer
    Cheers to getting out of debt
    Jeers to going back in for wisdom teeth
    Cheers for this to be a good argument against intellegent design
    •  Ugh... (4.00)

      Wisdom teeth are neither wise nor necessary teeth.  God should order a recall and let us all get them pulled for free.

      Hope you get 'em taken care of soon.

    •  Sorry for your pain (4.00)
      Cheers to genetics and no wisdom teeth. Never had 'em. Never will.

      Jeers to self-defeating Dems who say things like "Democrats are just as corrupt as Repubs" in the face of Delay's euphoria-inducing indictment. Methinks they're wolves in sheep clothing.

      Cheers to new cherry furniture and the end of "holding onto" dad's heavy mahogany antiques...for six long years.  For a light oak/cherry wood girl, what a hideous fate.

      Jeers to sciatica and the way well-meaning people stare at you as you drag one leg behind you and limp along. Had it for years. As little as slipping a bit on a wet floor can cause a flare-up.

      Cheers to the wit and wisdom of DailyKos - a bright spot in an otherwise dreary national scene.

      "The only good troll is a deleted troll."

      by MissAnneThrope on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:38:35 AM PDT

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  •  Cheery Jeery Fr... aw, s#!t. It's only Thursday? (4.00)
    Cheers & Jeers on September 29th

    Cheers to tilting at windmills.... on this date in 1547, Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, best known for his novel Don Quixote, was born near Madrid, Spain.

    "Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse."
                      - Don Quixote

    Cheers to Baseball on September 29th:
    In 1920, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 54th home run of the season (against the Philadelphia Athletics) to set a new record.
    In 1928, a 9 inning record of 45 hits was set by the Detroit Tigers (28) and the New York Yankees (17), in a Tigers' win, 19-10.
    In 1954, centerfielder Willie Mays of the New York Giants made 'The Catch', a spectacular over-the-shoulder grab, robbing Vic Wertz of the Cleveland Indians of an extra-base hit in Game 1 of the World Series.... Giants win, 5-2.
    In 1957, the New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds in NYC, losing 9-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.... the next year, the Giants were in San Francisco, CA.
    In 1986, rookie pitcher Greg Maddux of the Chicago Cubs defeated rookie pitcher Mike Maddux of the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-3.... the first siblings to start a game against one another.

    Great Balls of Fire! Cheers to singer/piano knocker Jerry Lee Lewis, born on September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana.
    Jeers to Jerry Lee Lewis, who was shooting at bottles with a .357 magnum on this same date in 1976, and accidently hit his bass player, Butch Owens, in the chest.... then accidentally shot him again.

    Jeers to former Arizona Governor Evan Mecham, who, while defending a fundraising letter attacking the "homosexual lobby" trying to recall him in 1987, was asked by a reporter for the "true version" of several different explanations about the letter.... Mecham's retort?

    "Don't ever ask me for a true statement again."

    Jeers to Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was convicted for slapping a Beverly Hills Cop on September 29, 1989. Hmmm, wonder if it was Eddie Murphy....?

    Jeers to former California Gov. Pete Wilson, who vetoed a bill outlawing job discrimination against homosexuals on this date in 1991, saying it could lead to unjustified lawsuits.... Republican Reason #642. I think they're up to #14,588 now, and they ain't sounding any better than the earlier versions.

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

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

    by PBen on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:13:05 AM PDT

    •  Ah, Evan Meacham (4.00)
      Would that other GOP members were all as clear racist crooks as this guy.  I mean it's so fun to read it's hilarious.

      First, the guy only won because he had 2 Democrats running against him.  Then there was one racist comment after another.  Then the recall that got more sigs than Meacham had votes.  Then he was impeached for obstruction of justice and misuse of government funds.

      My God.

      All your vote are belong to us

      by Harkov311 on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:56:04 AM PDT

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  •  Wow (4.00)
    Cheers to my first dip in the C&J pool...what fun!
    Cheers to the first good ( I mean REALLY GOOD) news to come in a while
    Jeers to my fundie coworkers who were so blase about Katrina actually berating me for being happy about Delay's woe.."It's just not right to celebrate anothers troubles"...
    Cheers to the hope that many more stone idols will fall...soon.

    A lot of people are waiting for MLK or Mahatma Gandhi to come back...they are gone. We are it. It's up to us, it's up to you..edelman

    by ZaphodsSister on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:16:07 AM PDT

  •  Threatening Thursday (4.00)
    Jeers to gutting the Endangered Species Act. Now. Today. Please phone your reps.
    Jeers to this important diary falling off the reco list even as they prepare to vote. Please jump over and recommend.

    Cheers to Mark Morford, getting it right, with snark, again....

    learned that Bush giddily overturned decades of legal protections and opened a whopping 58 million acres of untouched national forests to developers, not to mention the happily land-raping, air-polluting processes of oil and coal and natural gas exploration? Do you think that feels a bit like having your skin peeled from your flesh with a cheese grater? Like pouring vinegar straight into your eyeballs? Like having your brain raped by a large and ignorant snail? I bet it does. I bet it feels exactly like that.

    All the rest of us too...
     But as you and I and all scientists and anyone paying the slightest bit of attention knows, they soon will. The worst is yet to come. Bush has enacted so many abuses on the planet, so many rollbacks and cutbacks and flip-flops and eased so many pollution controls and regulations (call it, as Rolling Stone did in a horrifying article, "a polluter's feast"), well, the global recoils, the widespread illnesses, the cancer rates, the superstorms and heat waves and irreversible ecosystem deaths, these events are merely taking a number, lining up like fatal dominos.

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

    by emmasnacker on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:17:13 AM PDT

    •  I called Virginia Foxx's office, and it wasn't (4.00)
      easy, not just because of my virulent phone-fear, but because of her staffer's veiled Southern hostility.

      Please call her if she's yours. The phone number is 202-225-2071. I'm sure she's gonna vote YES, she's redder than Tom Delay's behind, but they need to hear from us anyway.

      And I'm sure the damn thing is gonna pass.


      The less a man knows about how sausages and laws are made, the easier it is to steal his vote and give him botulism.

      by SensibleShoes on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:15:27 AM PDT

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  •  Your Pootie Pic Du Jour... (4.00)

    Cheers, Everybody!

    'No Matter How Much Cats Fight, There Always Seem to be Plenty of Kittens'... Abraham Lincoln

    by PhillyGal on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:18:23 AM PDT

    •  "Oh look, Mildred... (4.00)

      Tom DeLay's back in Austin getting photographed and fingerprinted."

      "I thought I smelled burnt shrimp."

      •  Cheers to living in Texas (4.00)
        And being in TCDP headquarters when the banner popped up on CNN EVEN before the stories had been posted anywhere...all ten phones were ringing off the hook, there was screaming, laughing and celebrating here.  We are planning an indictment party...LOL

        Hey, the hardest job in the WORLD is being a Democrat in a red state so on days like this, well...we gotta get plain ole stupid happy about it!

        JOE said YES to Halliburton, NO to Katrina survivors and now we pay more for a gallon of gas than a gallon of milk! FOLLOW DAVE

        by DFJtoo on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:30:17 AM PDT

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  •  All Republicans are singing this song today (4.00)
    In the aftermath of the DeLay indictment, the halls of Congress and K Street are ringing with this tune:

    (warning...this is an audio link and your boss may think you have lost your mind)

    Cheers to having fun on DailyKos!

    "Pro-life" really means "pro-criminalization"

    by Radiowalla on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:18:42 AM PDT

  •  Amazing (4.00)
    that some people don't think we should gloat... gloat gloat gloat gloat gloat gloat gloat... and loving it...

    America is so much better than Bush.-Kid Oakland

    by crkrjx on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:19:04 AM PDT

  •  Yes We Love You Tom Delay (4.00)
    Partially recycled CHEERS, with a bow to Theodor Geisel

    Yes we love you Tom Delay
    we hope you never go away

    Did you take a bribe or two
    or maybe you just gave a slew?

    Would you would you have a Fund of Slush?
    And try to keep it all hush hush?
    Would you would you lie for pay
    would you would you Tom Delay?

    Can you hide behind a Bush
    And will he cover up your tush?
    Did you help Blunt and Dreier
    and will they now put out your fires?

    Did you did you twist an arm?
    Did you did you use your charm
    or did you did you just ooze smarm?

    Did you did you
    take free trips
    Did you did you pay the tips?

    Did you give your wife a raise?
    And did you say who cares who pays?
    will you see your numbered days
    when your last friend is just Chris Shays?

    Did you do it by the book
    did you do it like a crook?

    Did you do it
    for your friend Jack
    And do you think he'll
    pay you back?

    Did you crush your foes
    with hugs
    the way you used to
    kill the bugs?

    Did you do it
    for the Eagle Forum
    Or did you do it
    with Santorum?

    Did you do it with a Hammer?
    and will you take it
    to the slammer?

    Did you do it to the judges
    do you still hold those grudges?

    We do not hate you Tom Delay
    we hope you never go away

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:21:07 AM PDT

  •  It's almost Friday C&J (4.00)
    CHEERS to justice no longer DeLayed.  Yes, I know a gazillion other people have said the same thing, but it just feels so good to write it.

    JEERS to hyperbole.  "this is one of the weakest, moste baseless indictments in American history." Oh please.

    CHEERS to Ronnie Earle.

    CHEERS to grape jelly.  The Brilligs made a little over 3 quarts of it last night, from just a small part of the 43 pounds of grapes we picked from our backyard vines last weekend.  And we have another 3 quarts of juice to make another batch, this time nicely spiced. Lotta PB&J going on here.

    JEERS to work being busy.  Although, I suppose it's better than the alternative.  But it means I have to stop writing now... back for mojodispensation later.

    When they say "we did the best we could", I believe them. That scares me.

    by brillig on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:23:38 AM PDT

  •  Shouldn't we all be doing something (4.00)
    more important than CHEERING AND JEERING at a time like this?

    Just what to we hope to accomplish by all this CHEERING AND JEERING anyway?

    Only hippies and dropouts from society CHEER AND JEER

    We should spend our time building netroots, writing letters to the editor, and talking to our elected officials, than CHEERING AND JEERING.

    CHEERING AND JEERING is so last century.  Nobody pays attention to it.  The media ignores it...


  •  Cheers for finding the storm pictures link (4.00)
    Some of my favorite desktop pictures of a lightning storm that happened around here. Some great pictures of rainbows and lightning!
    Image hosted by

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

    by SisTwo on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:26:06 AM PDT

  •  Cheers to Scott McClellan (4.00)
    for finally fessing up:

    Q I want to follow up on what Terry just asked you. Even before DeLay was indicted, there were a lot of Democrats who were making an argument that the Republican Party, by virtue of having controlled Congress for more than a decade now, the White House for almost five years now, had grown arrogant in its use of power, and was flouting rules and sometimes laws. What's the President's view?
    MR. McCLELLAN: Welcome to Washington, D.C., Dick. That's the kind of politics that go on in this town. The Republican Party, particularly under this President, has worked to get things done for the American people. We have advanced an agenda that has helped to improve the quality of life for all Americans. And we stand very firmly behind that record and that agenda.

    Bold is mine, although Scottie is pretty bold to admit it.  I know the takeaway is supposed to be the dems did it too, when they were in power but it was nice to hear Scottie stray so far from the talking point and so plainly and publicly admit that they aren't interested in working with the dems, only pursuing their agenda.

    I Am The King Of The Eleven Comment Diary

    by CalbraithRodgers on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:30:30 AM PDT

  •  medium (4.00)
    I'll stay at Medium gloat until DeLay is Convicted and actually in jail (instead of getting off or being pardoned)

    We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

    by ScrewySquirrel on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:33:33 AM PDT

  •  picture (4.00)
    Someone please tell me if it is legal to lift a pic from this blog and if it is, how do I do it?
    •  It says steal what you want (4.00)
      at the bottom--soooo, go for it!  Those who post are supposed to have checked and not put in copyrighted material (hahahahahahahahahahaha)  ahem....

      left click on the photo, click on "save as....."  then put it in your pictures file.

      All that we love, deeply becomes a part of us. Walter Rinder

      by PoliSigh on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:52:11 AM PDT

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    •  Depends (4.00)
      on the picture, and if it was "lifted" from somewhere else.  It's best to ask if you can.

      As for how, it depends on what you want to do with it.  You can typically right click and "save picture as" to save something to your desktop.  

      You can then upload a picture to a free photohosting service like photobucket, imageshack or Flickr, and link to it from there.  It's poor netiquette to link directly to a picture hosted on someone else's server.

      Find out what's the matter with K Street at

      by dtmky on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:23:19 AM PDT

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  •  Bravo! (4.00)
    Cheers - to the hard shot to the liver of the rePubs, the liver being Tom Delay. Now all's we need is a good shot to the kidneys - in the form of Senor Frist.

    First the body - then the head...

    Somebody, please K.O. this administration.

    by onp67 on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:39:51 AM PDT

  •  C & J today from Columbia, MD (4.00)
    A town so fake, "I could build a Lego town and it would be more real than this town!" (according to my son)

    Cheers to telecommuting

    Jeers to jerks at work who have double-standards: telecommuting is okay for married moms from another state but say they "don't believe" single moms from the next town are "really working" when we (I) telecommute.

    Jeers to jerks, in general

    Jeers to gas prices

    Cheers to it almost being Friday

    Cheers to DeLay's indictment. That put wind in my sails yesterday and put me in such a good mood I was able to work until 12:30 last night to meet tomorrow's deadline!

    "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by rioduran on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:42:07 AM PDT

  •  HA HA HA TO MATT DRUDGE... (4.00)
    ...for not having a single Tom DeLay story up at the moment.

    Hurts, don't it, Matt?


  •  C&J (4.00)
    Cheers to hopefully getting a laptop soon.

    Jeers to having a tough time picking which one to get.

    Cheers to music.

    Jeers to bad weather and wind.

    Cheers to Delay finally getting his comeuppance.

    Jeers to Roberts inevitable confirmation.

    That is all.

  •  Missing My Dog (4.00)
    Jeers to 6-day work trips - I'm on Day 4 as I type. I know my dear spouse misses me but she seemed alarmingly chipper when I talked to her this morning. I suspect that my teenagers miss me by about half. They generally require me for two things - transportation and funding - and I left my car at home for them. Our little dog, however, will be sitting expectantly at the window hoping that my return will herald such events as walks and car rides. She will be keenly interested in the actions of the cat across the street, an especially bold Siamese named Sophie.

    So cheers to Shiloh the Shih Tzu, my friend for life. There will be some serious walks this weekend.

    Canada - where a pack of smokes is ten bucks and a heart transplant is free.

    by dpc on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 07:56:59 AM PDT

  •  cheers for Tom Cruise's lawyer (4.00)
    for being honest concerning the fake news release reporting a series of free upcoming Psykintologist lectures.

     "He's not, in fact, giving any lectures. If he did I would sell tickets."

  •  My Input (4.00)
    CHEERS to anniversaries. Yesterday, I celebrated a five year one... now if I could only convince her to get married. Of course, there's the whole problem of me being Catholic and she being... something else.

    JEERS to getting the "big shaft" at work. Looks like all my hard work and loyalty are going to earn me... a newly higher manager instead of a promotion.

    JEERS to Tom Delay and the rest of the Republicrimanals. Don't drop the soap. That is, on the off chance they actually are convicted.

    JEERS to gas prices. Another 40 cent spike this week. Just when things were getting back to normal.

    JEERS to Motorola cell phone chargers. If you're lucky enough to have an open "end" spot, they take up no fewer than two spot. if you're not that lucky... good luck.

    JEERS to wet carpet. My apartment company thought that replacing a few filters in my air conditioner would solve the waterlogged carpet. They were wrong, and it's getting worse.

  •  Cheers to Mr. Earle and Fizzy Fit (4.00)
    Mr. Earle, as noted a zillion times here, has my undying gratitude.

    And Fizzy returned after more than one year missing (large black cat with white feet, nose, and whiskers).

    Jeers to Detroit's Major, who wants to spend over $750,000 on a armored vehicle (read:  tank), when the city is more than 139million in the red. Yep, we really need one of those!  Cheers to the (ordinarily out of control) City Council who have vetoed the purchase!

    And jeers to my mutant cat Fozzeed,(20+pounds at 14months)who has figured out how to turn on the kitchen faucet. High water bills to follow soon.

  •  Cheers to writing some checks! (4.00)
    Last Saturday was the initial work/planning group meeting of Take Back Red California.  This plan is the brain child of Marin DFAers and  some members of Oakland's Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club. The upshot is to have red county organizers connect with blue county resources and turn the red counties blue.
    So, our first assignment is to help El Dorado County Dems get a progressive environmentalist in an open Board of Supervisors seat.
    The election will be held on the 8th of November.
    Please help if you can.

    Norma Santiago Campaign
    925 Julie Street
    South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150
    530-621-0630 - Francesca Loftis - campaign manager
    Checks payable to Norma Santiago for Supervisor.
    What they need money for right now, is local radio and tv spots.
    10 bucks whatever, lets help her out!

    Supporting Norma Santiago for 5th district Supervisor in El Dorado County

    Norma Santiago is up against a candidate funded by developers.

    Supervisory races are non-partisan in theory, but this one is definitely Republicans and developers vs. Democrats and environmentalists.  Last week a judge lifted the writ on the new General Plan paving (literally) the way for 10,000 new units.  In addition to the toll on water, open space, and wildlife corridors, traffic will have to be mitigated.  Roads and infrastructure will have to be paid for.  Raising taxes and general fees are the means favored by the current Board of Supervisors.  This is unmanaged growth.

    Norma is running to  represent the part of El Dorado County that covers that county's  portion of the Lake Tahoe basin.
    If you have friends or family, who own property or timeshares in the Lake Tahoe area or have any interest at all in  helping  keep the area
    safe environmentally and out of the clutches of  rampant development- (more so than it is now, I know, I know)  please pass this info along.
    I had a long talk with Francesca Loftis this morning and she is  very optimistic about their chances here.
     El Dorado Dems feel like they have a VERY GOOD CHANCE at capturing this BOS seat, and we must help them if we can.
    We are so busy here in Lake County with  special election stuff  and local issues, that probably the only thing we can do is kick a couple of bucks  their way,
    but IF anyone is so inclined, they are precinct walking in the Tahoe area from now probably til election day (not a bad excuse to go to Tahoe :-) )
    They have less than two months to get this done, and as I said the Dems up there feel like they have an extremely good shot at  taking this seat and shifting the balance of power at the local  level in El Dorado County (uhhh local - global --- who said that anyway? :-) )

    Here is the post from Take Back Red California outlining the situation up  in El Dorado County
    read letters of support here
    and one nutjob here from the Tahoe Daily Tribune

    Thanks for your help, this our chance.

    Precinct walk details follow:

    Volunteers -- email or phone Francesca for details about meeting place.  Thanks.

    First Name: Francesca
    Last Name: Loftis
    Email Address: floftis@cwnet.com0
    Daytime Phone: 530.621.0630
    Evening Phone: 530.621.0630
    County: El Dorado
    Sponsoring Organization or Campaign: Norma Santiago for Supervisor, El Dorado 5th District
    Job or Event Description: Precinct Walking
    Event Date: Oct. 8, 2005
    Event Time: 10:00-4:00 (3-4 hrs in this block)
    Event Place: Tahoe Area
    Precinct Walking: yes

    Walkers are invited to spend the night in the homes of El Dorado Democrats.  Details from Francesca.

  •  The Denver zoo (4.00)
    used to have a white giraffe.  I died a few years ago, but I remember taking Eldest Son to the zoo when he was 2 or 3 (he's 12 now), and seeing what I thought was a giraffe statue with faded paint -- and then the damn thing moved.

    Leave the cat alone, for what has the cat done, that you should so afflict it with tape? - Ian Frazier, Lamentations of the Father

    by Frankenoid on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:25:42 AM PDT

  •  Cheers to Andray Blatche (4.00)
    who's apparently bullet proof.  Saturday night, the Wizards rookie was shot twice, once apparently through the chest, in a car-jacking attempt.  He is out of the hospital on his own accord, and it looks like he'll make a full recovery.

    Find out what's the matter with K Street at

    by dtmky on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:27:39 AM PDT

    CHEERS to BiPM.  Terrific job today.  Flying pigs and all.

    CHEERS to the fiancee.  I offered to buy her a ring, but she says that we should just save the $$ and spend it on a nice honeymoon.  

    She then changed her mind and announced to me that she now wants a ring, just for tangible proof for her co-workers as well as other folks who might hit on her.  She then says she wants nothing expensive;  So yesterday we went off and bought a large hunk of cheap bling ($20 with an additional 20% off) from Value City.  It looks like 1/5 of a piece of silver brass knuckles.  I'm appreciating her all the more; she knows what matters, i.e. the honeymoon and life thereafter.  She's happy and so am I.

    Oh yes, she wanted to know what I wanted as tangible proof of my engagement to her.  I told her the "Well-Laid" look that I've been sporting is proof enough.  Anyone have suggestions beyond that?

    JEERS to GOP corruption but CHEERS to it being exposed and acted on.  Don't you love when Delay has to get up there and deny, deny, deny?

    And of course, CHEERS to all of you in the Cafe.  I read the notes that fly around even if i don't get to chat every day.  Take care, all you Bobs and Bobettes.

    "I intend to live forever. So far, so good." Steven Wright

    by gsbadj on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:32:57 AM PDT

  •  All the navel gazing (4.00)
    in the recommended diary list today, as entertaining and enlightening as it is, might cause you to miss this gem by AnthonySF.  Don't let that happen.  His compendium on the 2006 Senate races is not to be missed.

    Best I've seen here yet.

    Please stop by and recommend.

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

    by Eddie Haskell on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:44:28 AM PDT

  •  C&J asdf (4.00)
    Jeers to Springfield, because its still illegal there to put squirrels down your pants for gambling purposes.

    BTW, I put an '8' in the Gloat poll only because an indictment is nice, but a conviction will be even sweeter. Then, the Hannitys and Limbaughs of the world will be forced to eat their words or lose mountains of credibility.

    Mitakuye Oyasin - Lakota prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life.

    by PanzerMensch on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:50:23 AM PDT

  •  So many today (4.00)
    First, and foremost, CHEERS to the DeLay indictment:

    On the other hand, JEERS to the "Katrina Investigation," for Bush, by Bush, about Bush:

    CHEERS here, as my Republican co-workers' heads explode, trying to figure out just which Democrat Bush will channel today.  He starts by imitating Kennedy, promising a trip to Mars.  Then, when the hurricane rains all over his polling numbers, you can't tell if he's Roosevelt (we will rebuild), Truman (okay, only a little, but he did take some responsibility), Kennedy (wait, you mean there really is racism?), or LBJ (free checking accounts for everybody).

    Then the peace marches start, while Republicans moan about the new Medicare drug benefit and civil rights for gays:

    and the best part of all, a conservation speech:

    I work with Republicans, and this is getting fun.

    On a sadder note, JEERS to the death of The Daily Pulse.  I was burning the candle at both ends and the middle, for 20 clicks a day.  I'll still post it sometimes at My Left Wing, but I'm done trolling for readers or contributors.  On the CHEERS side, maybe I'll have a minute or two to drop in on the cafe.

    And finally, CHEERS to anybody and everybody willing to wish me luck, because I submitted the cartoons to a few syndicates, hoping they would pick them up.  

    PS the rest of the cartoons can be seen at Hypnocrites, my cartoon blog.

  •  CHEERS (4.00)
    to Schadenfreude!

    I nearly had to pull over when I heard about DeLay's indictment yesterday.  I was howling and slapping the steering wheel.  When they started with his voice, I thought it was Mike Brown, with another tired mea culpa.  Then they announced that Tom Delay had been charged and I had to start dodging the flying pigs.

    They're calling for temperatures in the low 20s tonight in hell, BTW.  Better bundle up.  :-)

    JEERS to rampant cronyism.  Terry Gross was interviewing the author of an article in this week's Time -- a publication that has finally become vertebrate of late -- that asks how many Mike Browns may be clogging up the arteries of Washington.  The author was pointing to the fact that while under Clinton, an auditing department would have, say, 60% people who had worked extensively in this area before, and maybe 25% with political connections, for Bush, it woul be the reverse:  60% with connections to the Bush clan, maybe 25% with relevant qualifications.  He was saying that it was more important for an appointee to mesh with the "Bush culture" -- whatever the fuck that is -- than to have the relevant qualifications.

    JEERS to small, pointy metal objects.  One punctured my tire yesterday and sucked up the better part of the afternoon and too much money.  Woah is me...

    JEERS to narcissistic navel-gazing, like the guy that whines about a flat tire when entire families are homeless in Baton Rouge.

    JEERS to self-flagellation, which helps nobody.  Guilt is a useless emotion.

    JEERS to indulgent metacommentary.  MetaJesus weeps.

    But CHEERS to BiPM, who is in fine form today.  If you're going to just lose it somewhere in Portland, though, Bill, do it in the Old Port, where there will be plenty of tourists with digital cameras to document your naked Burro-riding for all the Internets to see. :-)

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 08:54:54 AM PDT

    •  Those of us who work in the (4.00)
      "belly of the beast" are well aware of the crap that is in this Administration.

      It's the worst I've ever seen and I came in under the first GB.

      As a former boss of mine said recently, "It will be a Katrina-like recovery."

    •  Schadenfreude is a word (4.00)
      we didn't used to think we needed in English, but it's become quite popular.
      I learned to love it from Bushco.

      The less a man knows about how sausages and laws are made, the easier it is to steal his vote and give him botulism.

      by SensibleShoes on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:23:43 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Oh my god (4.00)
    I think I busted my duodenum laughing about the static electricity story. Just hysterical!!!
  •  A Hoosier's (damn firewaah! zap!> C&J (4.00)
    Cheers to BiPM, Bobs and Bobbettes, Irregulars and Newbies.

    Jeers to F-ing Irewalls.  Damn thing went wonky this morning at work, thus delaying my Tears for Fears...shit...Chores and Jeeps...damn....

    Jeers to BiPM?  I spewed coffee all over my monitor after reading your Delayed Megacheer.  My employer is insisting that the invoice be sent to you...

    Wait for it...

    Image hosted by

    Jeers to Tom "I am not a crook" Delay.  Here's hoping that his cellmate is about 6'6" with the same nickname.  "Let me show you the JACKHAMMER, Bitch!"

    Cheers to suzq.  One of the best parts of last Saturday was meeting you, you helped me feel welcome.  I usually feel awkward around new people, esp. faceless as most of us are here.

    And an Extra Special Cheer to suzq for putting the Protest in proper perspective this morning.

    "He who laughs last, is pretty slow."

    Cheers to perverted friends.  No, it doesn't say PC technician and gigolo, sheesh!

    Jeers to Al Quada #2's.  These guys are like the Red-Shirts of Terrorism. (Thanks to SRG, my perverted friend)

    And finally:
    Jeers to intestinal flu for making me too sick for humpday C&J yesterday.

    <Happy Dance> "First they came for Delay, but I wasn't a Republican, so I just laughed..."

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

    by crimsonscare on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:11:20 AM PDT

    •  Sniff.... (4.00)
      I love you, Crimsonscare!

      It was nice meeting you on Saturday.

      •  <Blush> (4.00)
        Mental ipod time:

        Oh, susie q, oh, susie q,
        Oh, susie q, baby I love you, susie q.

        I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk;
        I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk, susie q.

        Well, say that you'll be true, well, say that you'll be true,
        Well, say that you'll be true, and never leave me blue, susie q.

        Well, say that you'll be mine, well, say that you'll be mine,
        Well, say that you'll be mine, baby all the time, susie q.

        Who do true two you blue who

        Oh susie q, oh susie q,
        Oh susie q, baby I love you, susie q.

        I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk,
        I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk, susie q.

        Oh susie q, oh susie q,
        Oh susie q, baby I love you, susie q.

        Sorry I haven't learned how to do the cool colored boxes yet :)

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

        by crimsonscare on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:31:03 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  5 ... Wait for the conviction. (4.00)
    But it sure helps in the short run.  
  •  Good morning from high atop the Rocky Mountains (4.00)
    CHEERS to Hot Tub Tom having a VERY bad day yesterday.

    JEERS to how long it takes for the repugs to find a replacement cause the rest of them are so currupt.

    CHEERS to seeing Ann Coulter's face on H & C when Colmes told her that Pat Tillman was a liberal!

    JEERS to my being a new bloger and not recieving any ratings on this (or any other) site.  So I'll try a bribe.



  •  Hello.... (4.00)
    I read this blog much more often than I respond to it in writing but I have just now read, for the first time, an extended portion of comments to the Delay thing on've looked at the blog before with an "know your enemy" type of eye but never bothered to read any comments beofre and all I can say is...




    That American adults can Honestly (the key word here) look at the situation in the US/World today and hold some of the dillusions they do is frightening....and really sad...and frightening.
    Maybe I'm naive or need to get out more often (I'm in London, by the way) but it really is a shock to read, firsthand, what some folks must believe to make thier world make sense.

  •  C&J (4.00)
    Cheers- Bill for Cheers & Jeers

    Cheers-Texas Justice esp the Grand Jury & Mr

    Cheers- SEC investigates Frist stock sale

    Jeers-Senate Confirms John Roberts

    Jeers-Southern California Fires

    Jeers- More US Dead in Iraq

    Americans Need Our Help. Contribute $ to a Relief Agency, Donate Blood, Volunteer to a Relief Agency.

    by Pam from Calif on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:41:34 AM PDT

  •  After 3 TNH posts, (4.00)
    JEERS to Bronson Arroyo. JEERS to Miguel Tejada for evidently hitting into an inning-ending double play. You were expecting me to write anything else?

    "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, who am I? And if not now, when?" (Hillel was a liberal)

    by 4jkb4ia on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:43:33 AM PDT

  •  I'll believe that when GW takes responsibility! (4.00)
    Wait a minute... He kinda did for Katrina.

    Woooa. Time to dance naked on top of a burro on my commute to work ;-)

    Just like Welfare, Modern Medicine must end: 60 years of it and we still have illness in US

    by lawnorder on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 09:45:29 AM PDT

  •  Belated C&J (4.00)
    I wasn't even going to Cheer & Jeer today because, like, I have work to do, but then I saw
    this story about our Marines and soldiers paying for body armor out of pocket and the DoD's failure to reimburse them, notwithstanding the law of the land, not that Republicans such as Donald Rumsfeld have ever cared much about little things like the law and the welfare of our troops. That's for the little people.

    "Your expectation is that when you are sent to war, that our government does everything they can do to protect the lives of our people, and anything less than that is not good enough," said a former Marine who spent nearly $1,000 two weeks ago to buy lower-body armor for his son, a Marine serving in Fallujah.

    The father asked that he be identified only by his first name -- Gordon -- because he is afraid of retribution against his son.

    "I wouldn't have cared if it cost us $10,000 to protect our son, I would do it," said Gordon. "But I think the U.S. has an obligation to make sure they have this equipment and to reimburse for it. I just don't support Donald Rumsfeld's idea of going to war with what you have, not what you want. You go to war prepared, and you don't go to war until you are prepared."

    There you have it - a former Marine is afraid of retribution against his son, a Marine still serving in Iraq, because the father dares to speak out against the DoD. That's one of the things that are awful and wrong about the Republicans in power today. They have succeeded in making people afraid to pay the price to challenge their authority. Republicans may yet manage to kill democracy in this country if people are now afraid to challenge even an indecent and illegal failure to care for our military personnel.

    Oh, I almost forgot: JEERS to Donald Rumsfeld for failing to either supply adequate armor or implement the armor cost reimbursement policy. Come on, it's one or the other.

    Cheers to Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) for holding the Republicans' feet to the fire. Once again, Democratic lawmakers support the troops, while Republicans whine about how much it would cost to do something like that.

    In other Iraq news, I note that the Army National Guard missed its recruting goals again, for the 9th straight month and 17 of the last 18 months, and is now 19,000 troops understrength. An Army of One is creeping closer to reality as people vote with their feet.

    OK, now that I've got that out of my system, Cheers to Ronnie Earle for just doing his job. More Cheers to William Gibson, no not the SF writer, the grand jury foreman, who in this story says that he and the grand jury were just doing their job too.

    The grand jury's foreman, William Gibson, told The Associated Press that Earle didn't pressure members one way or the other. "Ronnie Earle didn't indict him. The grand jury indicted him," Gibson told The Associated Press in an interview at his home.

    Gibson, 76, a retired sheriff's deputy in Austin, said of DeLay: "He's probably doing a good job. I don't have anything against him. Just something happened."

    Yeah, something happened all right. Let's not let anyone forget the Republican culture of corruption in 2006.

    The sleep of reason produces monsters. Francisco Goya

    by Dire Radiant on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 10:01:34 AM PDT

  •  Little Green Noballs (4.00)
    Wow, those Kool Aid addicts over at LGF are claiming they are not Republicans, have no agenda against Democrats, and only exist to discuss Israel and the WOT/GSAE/GSAVE.

    I notice also their registration is closed.  Do they hate having people join their little group that can pointout their -inconsistencies- lies?

    They claim that if there is a bad Republican out there, they will gladly watch him fry. How come they support George Bush, then? Bush is the asshole who is making our fight against terrorism twenty times harder than it should be! He is possibly the most corrupt president our nation has ever had, and is definitely the least competent.

    They also can't understand why DeLay was indicted - and claim that he hasn't been indicted on anything according to the official indictment filing.  Hmmm, perhaps we can take up a collection for Reading Comprehension classes for those Little Green motherFuckers! Or, they could try rereading the indictment, especially the top of page 2.

    Those people at LGF are REALLY fucked in their incompetent little green heads! Just as it was sad to learn after Katrina how horrible the situtation for the poor people in America is, it is scary to learn through reading LGF how fucking stupid some Americans are.

    "...evil will always triumph because good is dumb." Mel Brooks foresaw the Bush Administration way back in 1987. See the movie "Spaceballs" for proof.

    by judyneric on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 10:12:18 AM PDT

    •  Too funny! (4.00)
      They claim they're not a Republican blog, huh?  You wouldn't know it from the comments (emphasis mine)...

      Can we gloat back when the charges get dropped and the case dismissed?

      They're (sic) victory dance is sickening.

      Even the WaPo can't figure out why he's been charged, but we can: Demonratic fantasies. Even in your dreams, you lose.

      Can we gloat back when the charges get dropped and the case dismissed?

      Well, we can, but it won't do any good. They'll always describe the charges and ignore the dismissal, assuming that happens.

      Tom Delay is a relative non-story. It's entirely possible the prosecution is malicious. It's entirely possible it has merit. Either way, the only thing this does is make the Dems that are focused on trophies happy.

      Hey, let'em celebrate and dream their little wet dreams of DeLay being "frog-marched" outta the Capital. We all know, several months from now, that they'll be back to ranting and raving about "facist state" when the case gets laughed outta court.


      Such non-partisanship!  We should invite them over for tea.

  •  C&J from Portlandia... (4.00)
    Cheers to smart cops - carjacking suspect fingered by DNA evidence from hair he left in a ski mask.

    Jeers to crooks who see the article and decide to shave their head.

    Cheers (I'm not frist, I'm like the 3,575,583th) to Ronnie Earle.  Stay the course.

    Cheers to Lousiana Governor Kathleen Blanco for not dignifying Brownie's playing the Blame Game with a response.

    Jeers to Brownie for still taking our tax money for warming his office chair.  If there were any accountability, he would have been on the street with his belongings in a box by Labor Day.

    Cheers to Butterscotch the Devil Pootie, who came out to meet a guest yesterday.  She was cautious, but eventually face-rubbed the guest and her backpack.

    Cheers to all three of our pooties.  They will provide much warmth over the winter, and hopefully we can turn the thermostat down a bit more.

    Jeers to sinuses.  Cloudy weather before it rains sets mine off something fierce.  Jeers to meth heads who make it harder to get Sudafed as well.

    •  I know, I know, this sucks, but... (4.00)
      I'm up for a verse in the Blame Game

      Brownie, Brownie, Bo Brownie
      Banana Bana Bo Brownie
      Fe Fi Faux (oh crap!)

      Somebody, please K.O. this administration.

      by onp67 on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 01:54:51 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  C & J (4.00)
    cheers to coworkers that make me laugh like hell

    jeers to still feeling like in incompetant idiot in my job a month after I started

    cheers to loving my job, anyway

    jeers to republicans, just because

    jeers to the so-called democratic republican defenders

    cheers, just because it's Thursday...

    cheers to payday being tomorrow.

    The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, rather, it lies within ourselves.

    by triciawyse on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 10:34:49 AM PDT

  •  I'd say right about now.... (4.00)
    Delay is wishing he could call this dude.

    May he rest in peace...

    It was a cold, bright day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.

    by Stradavus on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 01:33:15 PM PDT

  •  Cheers to Alfred E. Neuman (4.00)
  •  Late C&J (4.00)
    Cheers to vets who know what to do to get the cat eating again.

    Jeers to kitties getting old. There really should be an point where they just stop aging...that way you don't have to worry.

    Cheers to modern feline medicine. She's been fluided and now she's eating.

    The vet says that it's going to be okay for a while longer. Yay...

    Cheers to prosecutors who stand up and do the job without a thought towards political gamesmanship.

    Jeers to Ann Coulter. Just because you make money laundering sound legal...doesn't make it so...

    "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

    by kredwyn on Thu Sep 29, 2005 at 03:06:39 PM PDT

  •  yes,Bill in Portland (none)
    hi..from eccrentic SAVANNAH.. grew up there  and still love it.  It is what you could call a pale blue area.  enjoy your postings..keep up the good work from Vacationland.        laura m

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