Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's been a while

I was going to blog a bit about a few headlines that make me want to either blog intensely or quit altogether and then I got stuck typing my title. Is it "a while" or "awhile"? It's been a while since I've been in high school and I still need to look up the spelling of words. Spelling isn't my strong suit and forget about gerunds and past participles. (Is that spelled correctly? I don't even care enough to look it up on but you get what I'm saying.) A look on Google led me to this and I still don't know for sure if I did it correctly although I think I did. Take a while to read it for awhile.

On to headlines and thoughts.

Raw Story has one of the best headlines (now an article) I've seen in awhile, "Cheney: My office isn't in executive branch." Uh huh. Can't wait to hear this one.

I read through the letters to the judge in the Scooter Libby case asking for leniency in sentencing. The highlights are that people think he's a great dad, likes to go home to see his kid to bed and is always polite to people. I guess that's enough to keep you out of prison for committing perjury and obstruction of justice. Hilarious to hear that there is no underlying crime since all that says is that if you're really good at lying and obstructing justice then prosecutors can't make the case and thus you shouldn't be charged with obstruction either. Sort of a reward for being so good at committing perjury. The worst part about the pile of letters is that James Carville the Clinton-maker co-signed a "have mercy" plea with his wife Mary Matalin the Cheney aide and former Bush I campaign manager. (He had trick or treat at an undisclosed location for the kids - let my Scooter go! I mean what will we tell the children?) Thanks James for taking the side of the rich and powerful whether they be Democrats or Republicans. Thanks for showing that all you care about are the inside players in the business of politics because that's all it is for you and your wife - a big game, big business. A business the huddling masses aren't in. Next time you want me to contribute to your clients or knock on doors to help get them better jobs I'll tell you to ask Scooter to do it. I stand by my prediction a while ago - Scooter spends 0 days in jail. It's a sure thing. The rule of law is for little people like you and me huddling in lines to get the iPhone. (See below).

Then there's the morons running the campaigns of Hillary and Obama. Hey, Hillary, a video parody of you pretending to be just like a ruthless plotting mob boss might not be the smartest way to put yourself out there. Comedy has to have a kernel of truth for it to be funny but this might be the whole corn of the cob. Nice job. Can't wait for the next video of you pretending to be a power-mad, enabling wife of a politician who could have been one of the greatest presidents in history if it weren't for his inner-fat boy who just wants to be loved. And Obama? Nice memo sent out without campaign attribution. Did that take all of three seconds for it to be published with your name behind it? And here's a thought - leave the political comedy to Jon Stewart. Hillary (D-Punjab) isn't that clever or funny or appropriate for a presidential candidate. Want to presidential? Promote the staff members like W would for such a screw-up.

On a positive note, the iPhone is coming out next friday I'm already in line. I have all my supplies and should get one. There are about 75 crazier people than me in line so I'll keep you up to date on my progess. And if you believe I'm outside an Apple store right now blogging next to my personal port-o-let then you probably also believe that your conversation with Hillary will make a difference or that Scooter is going to jail or that the office of the vice-president isn't in the executive branch.

Have a nice day.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I've been trying all afternoon to come up with a witty comment about Dickless Cheney and his claim to be an independent branch of government, but it's just so preposterous and insane I can't.

7:16 PM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

We used to have a Comic Strip, Dick Tracy, fighting bad guys.

Today we have a Comic Book Presidency, and the bad guys work for the President. Our Veep, is Dick "Un" Tracy, as in we don't have an audit trail of his actions, because rules don't apply to him. He's the new Super Dick, as the kryptonite rules of law don't apply to him.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Well, super or not he certainly is some kind of a Dick.

Commander Guy and Superdick - I sort of like it.

2:10 PM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

Maybe he's just shy.

Private Dick, or Dick's Privates.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



LOL FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

Yes, ANON, glad to see you are a as sad, and a miserable excuse for an American, as Super Private Dick.

I mean this will all sincerity ANON, "you don't know Dick" (thanks for that take from Jon Stewart).

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I wasn't being sarcastic - I really thought the exchange was funny. I'm a liberal Democrat, for goodness sake. Why so oversensitive?

2:08 PM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

Sorry ANON. I thought you were the other flyby ANON wingut version.

Accept my apologies. Either that, or you just stooged me.

4:27 PM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

Cranky. I apologize for driving discussions "south".

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Gore Jr has not only hurt his dad...he hurt the liberal Dems... but also single handedly keeps big pharma profitable

"Edwards brushing his hair" video is everywhere

Why didn't Hilary kick Bill out of the house when she found out about Monica??? Nice morals there!

Bill had his chance to get Osama before 9/ is that not an issue??

Has anyone noticed that the DOW and the NASDAQ are still doing great! This president is really keeping our economy together during war-times.

The unemployment rate is also wonderfull!

That Sopranos take off from the Clinton's was their first blink after everyone is saying Hil is un-electable

What will Bill Maher do when W is out of office?...W Jokes are his only schtick

Schtick sounds like brick which is what the bloggers are calling the iphone...the ibrick...not joking

Let's get back to the main issue of the next warming - No... Medicare and Medicaid - No...$400 Haircuts - No... It is KEEPING THIS NATION SECURE!


Have a nice day

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AHHHHH - mega dittos ANON troller! As the Weekly Standard says (oh, those evil neocons - doing it all for Halliburton): "Progress in Iraq, Quagmire in D.C." Unfortunately, the Republicans share the blame for the quagmire. But let's see --NOT irrational that Bush and Cheney went to war for oil and Halliburton. BUT . . . TOTALLY irrational to think that Saddam ever had any ties to terrorists or Al-Qaeda. Please review Mr. Gore, Jr's critique during '92 campaign of Bush 41's Iraq policy. That same speech could have been written for W!

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To my fellow ANON trollers - here's what to expect next - Crankyboy himself or Mr. Sleep or Capt. Fogg will launch VICIOUS attacks! Capt. Fogg's will be the most angry and off the deep end. Cranky will call us cowards for remaining anonymous and not identifying ourselves. Of course, we could always be brave and create our own "blogspots" with cute nicknames. When you look at Cranky's space, you learn he's from Chicagoland, USA. Wow! That really narrows it down. Therefore since he's now 1 in a million or so people, instead of 1 in 6 billion, he's "identified" himself and is no longer a coward. Problem is, I think, these "serious" bloggers have some sort of etiquette game going. Like the Fairness Docrine, they want to express their VIEWS on the WORLD WIDE WEB, and then get angry when some "trolls" on their site have the nerve to disagree with them.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not post for Halliburton, not for Global Warming, not for the fact that Anne Coulter called John Edwards a faggot, not for the pro-choicer's, not for the gay rights activists,...

I posted for something that all democrats feel has no logic at all...


5:01 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I call it Argumentum ad Hominid. It's the reason Chimps don't make good pets.

The grim frost is at hand, when the apples will fall thick, almost thunderous on the hardened earth.

And death is on the air like a smell of ashes!

Ah! can't you smell it?

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah -- Capt. Fogg a bit toned down and pretending to be less angry, but neverthless compares more conservative ANONS to chimps! How witty! Love the pseudo intellectulism.How does it feel to have the Dem-controlled Congress that you so hoped for even less popular than W.?

10:40 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

ergo vos estis soli homines et vobiscum morietur sapientia as the man said.

I'm sure there is someone who would agree with you.

It's interesting to note, by the bye, that Einstein was frequently dismissed as a pseudo intellectual by conservatives whose names we have forgotten. Not that I'm inviting comparison, but it does illustrate the vapidity of ad Hominem arguments of this sort. If it were a real argument and not a flimsy provocation, you'd need to have provided a standard by which a true intellectual can be measured - other than a sympathy toward your opinions.

If you would look it up in "Prefabricated Cynical Arguments for Dummies" you'll find that "pseudo- intellectual" is the second cheapest of rhetorical cheap shots. Anyone can use it without any qualification whatever, and perhaps that's why felonious old Spiro Agnew was as fond of it as you are.

The first of the worst, of course, is the "so-called" gambit, just as cheap but more inane. I thought I'd point it out in case you thought you'd hit bottom already. To get there you still have to employ that tautological tidbit. Or have you called me a "so-called" intellectual already?

I don't wonder that you insist that I'm angry in your arch and condescending way. It's your only way to pretend your opinions matter. To refute that dime store tool is like disproving a negative and of course it can be endlessly repeated ( and probably will be) with the vain hope of self-fulfillment. Go right ahead and hold your breath waiting. I have some duct tape here if it helps.

That worn out gambit's main objective of course is to separate any argument from its content -- I win because you're angry -- but as it's non-sequitur and there really is no argument but only an attempt to irritate me by claiming without evidence to be very wise, it doesn't leave you with much to gain, does it? All you can do is to keep insisting. Go right ahead aber Scheiße bleibt Scheiße and we all know it.

Anyway, basing an ad Hominem attack upon a speculative description has insurmountable shortcomings. The most glaring stems from the fact that several people here know me personally, so your chance of your artistically assembled straw man being taken seriously, or in fact you being taken seriously is less than zero. So if you're going to speculate on why I continue to reply to you, don't waste your time trying to demonstrate anger or pretense on my part or trying to impress anyone with your Leggo Block logic. I do it to amuse my friends.

The truth is that nothing you say really matters; the recitation of names, ( I think you forgot Jane Fonda) the infantile insults and mawkish mockery. Everything that is you will be forgotten, nothing you ever do will ever matter and all that awaits you and everyone else is dust and damned oblivion.

et evasi ego solis ut nuntiarem tibi.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're getting on in years, aren't you? Cranky needs "friends" for his site to "matter," or else everyone might ignore him as he click, click, clicks the remote conrol. LBJ was afarid to die alone. Do you know who was with him when he died? No one. He was alone.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

My site doesn't matter. It never has and I never said it did.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Nam Sybillam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum pueri illi dicerent: "Σιβνλλα τι θελεισ" respondebat illa: "αποθανειν θελω."

Perhaps you'll die alone, perhaps in public surrounded by cheering crowds; on this day or another day, time is very long, but you'll die; your snarling, snickering facade will fade to nothingness like the barking of a distant dog in some ancient evening,or a whitewashed wall in the morning fog.

Now it is autumn and the falling fruit and the long journey toward oblivion.

For I saw with my own eyes
the very Sibyl at Cumae hanging in a bottle, and when the children asked, “Sibyl, what do you want?” she used to answer: “I want to die.”

And I alone have escaped to tell thee.

8:48 AM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

this site matters as long as Cranky remains Cranky

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Clinton's are pulling the AX out of TAXES!

Bill Clinton had the largest increase in taxes in U.S. History! (in U.S. Dollars) This is a Fact. Please check it!

The democratic congress is (as we speak) putting together a bill to put that record to shame.

Cogress has done a crappy job!!!! (Both the Democratic and Republican sides have done a crappy job)

They do not deserve more of our money! Period.

They all waste it!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came to the conclusion that the commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence was probably more fair than Bill Clinton's acquittal in the U.S. Senate back in 1999. You see, at least for the time being, Scooter Libby is still guilty even though he won't be going to prison. Clinton, on the other hand, was found not guilty for essentially the identical crime, i.e. lying about an issue that had nothing to do with the underlying crime (or lack thereof) being investigated.

Comments Capt. Fogg? Other than how I'm a nothing destined for dust and oblivion.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...,2933,290942,00.html

WOW! Ya mean Bush blew up the towers!!

1:40 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Still trying to be provocative, you pathetic loser?


If you're not going to use this place, maybe it's time to pull the plug. It's attracting vermin.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I didn't write the article, Chaim -- I think Billy Kristol did

4:53 PM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

Not to worry DC. The yoyo is a punk.

No original thought, just extracting lame talking points. He and his buddies will take it up where the sun don't shine quite soon.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From whom will we take it up? The voters electing Hillary as she maintains troops in Iraq? Or will be it from Bolshevik-like revolutionaries - intellectuals with the "smarts' to tell the "people" who they should hate. Oh - and has CB never used an article as back-up? And what exactly is a punk?

4:58 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

I get more comments by not posting. I should not post more often!

9:23 AM  
Blogger mrsleep said...

Lib's don't hate, we love our neighbors. We believe in live and let live (within reason).

The closest we have to hate, is for those people (check the mirror punk) that are ruining this country.

Wingnuts don't want to govern, they want to rule. Tell us what to think, what to say, how to live ourlives in public view and behind closed doors. Tell us all business is good, all taxes are bad, destroying the environment is ok, as long as we save jobs, and it helps the economy.

Tell me why the 911 commissions recommendations to protect our border and our contry haven't been fully implemented. Tell me why this is a lib, dem, tree hugger problem?

11:30 AM  

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