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Morning Single Mom Blogging: Gods & Babies


Looks like the little angel is going to give me an hour of freetime this morning, so I thought I’d share some thoughts before we’re off to the races.
My niece’s mother is an avid reader; she’s one of those people who I think is wasted in the corporate world, such a fine and curious mind has she. So in quiet spells, I’ve been doing a little review of her library, and one of her most recent shopping sprees at the bookstore resulted in a bevy of books on religion, a subject dear to my heart. Read below the fold...

The only "friend" that says Foley is an alcoholic is Foley's lawyer

"Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over the Kool-Aid"

Yeah, if there were a Republican 12-Step program, that would indeed be Step 1. Actually, I was going to write "...powerless over the lust for power" but that's just part of the Kool-Aid.

Gross Old Pervs.

Well, surprise, it turns out--and in just a couple of news cycles--that though Mark Foley (R-Neverland) checked into rehab, he may need a 12-step prograom for Kool-Aid. But not for alchohol: Read below the fold...

O'Riley Reports, Repeatedly: Mark Foley, D-FL

Bradblog's got the screenshot. "Former Congressman Mark Foley (D-FL)"

Apparently put on-screen on several different occasions during the "report." (going by what I hear; you don't think I watch that crap do you?) Just a harmless typo I'm sure; the parties responsible will no doubt be sacked. Read below the fold...

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GOP Unveils Inappropriate Boner Alert Color Coded System

(Jivester News, Lmtd.) In a bid to stave off further criticism regarding the "Feel 'Em Up Foley" scandal, the Republican National Committee has announced a Color Coded Boner Alert System to help Washington D.C. Pages as they maneuver the lusty hallways of our nation's capital. Ken Mehlman, who is queer if not gay, made the announcement while staring at his wrists, which were hanging loosely from the end of his forearms like so many wet rags. Mehlman practiced straightening his wrists, then let them flop over as he made a "tsk-tsk" sound. Pausing to look up at this reporter, the presumed to be self-loathing GOP spokesperson heaved a sigh and put his wrists down where he could keep an eye on them. Read below the fold...

Bush in Continuous Fundraiser Mode Now

So let's run down the list of Things Going On Right Now: New Orleans is still in the shitter. North Korea is widely reported to be just days away from testing a nuclear weapon. Not one but two carrier battle groups are now or by Oct. 21 will be in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf, aka Iran. At last report there have been 11, oops make that 17 (per latest report) US soldiers dead in Iraq for the month of October which is three days old. Read below the fold...

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The Responsibility Party

Ah, the classic way of attempting to evade personal responsibility for bizarre sexual behavior: "I'm a drunk and I was sexually abused as a child." Read below the fold...

It's a good thing the Pope is infallible

Because otherwise he's have a lot to answer for.

Authoritarian relationships are abusive relationshiops.

Exhibit A:

Well, you can pick your own Exhibit A.

But I was going to start riffing on with The Holy Father... But you know? It's moral agency, stupid. Read below the fold...

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Single Mom Blogging

Just for a few days. My niece's mom is on a much deserved vacation, and Auntie Dyke is stepping up. Watching a seven-month old is hard, hard work. But I love it! She's so darn cute... Anyway, here's what I've been reading when not playing pattycake and making fresh formula:

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Hastert won't resign

Since Hastert has now said he won't resign, it seems to offer a great opportunity for Democrats.

I can see the picture of Hastert on a TV ad with a caption like "There's apparently only one way to fire this guy. Read below the fold...

Man tells Cheney "I think your Iraq policies are reprehensible," is handcuffed, jailed

Rocky Mountain News:

Attorney David Lane said that on June 16, Steve Howards was walking his 7-year-old son to a piano practice, when he saw [vice-Resident Dick "Dick:] Cheney surrounded by a group of people in an outdoor mall area, shaking hands and posing for pictures with several people.

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Why did Hastert not preserve the chain of evidence on Foley's computer?

Xan (she's a Goddess) read to the end of the LA Times article and found pure gold:

As of late Monday, the FBI had not requested access to the computers in Foley's former congressional office.

The office has continued to operate, handling constituent requests and other routine chores, but under the auspices of the clerk of the House.

How odd. Because if the office is still operating, it's still using the office computers. Read below the fold...

QOTD: "... never, ever had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor ..."

Today's winner is not Mark Foley.

It's Mark Foley's lawyer!

Mark Foley has never, ever had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor in his life

Leaving open the question, as Josh points out, of what appropriate sexual contact with a minor might be.... Read below the fold...

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I'm still standing

A message to Democrats-and-Repubs-are-all-the-samers and other progressive non-voters.

I, for one, am proud to vote for the likes of Al Gore, John Kerry, and Ted Kennedy. Read below the fold...

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Frist Steps in It

Ha ha. Quiddy:

Really pissed off conservatives:

In the wake of Frist's remarks about making a deal to get the Taliban as part of the Afghan government (later retracted/corrected somewhat) some conservative bloggers have gone ballistic. Here is a sampling:

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