Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End-of-year blowout on quick hits!

As this topsy-turvy year grinds to its end, I thought I'd leave you with a few quick hits to ponder:

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Utah is the fastest-growing state. We can only hope that the influx consists of normal people flocking in there to water-down the freak element of all those crazy asshole Mormons concentrated in one place.

More challenges to Bush's last-minute bullshit
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is asking a court to stop the implementation of a Bush law that allows guns in national parks, including the place in Philly where they have the Liberty Bell--a place that isn't out in nature somewhere but right in the city. The Bush law is set to go into effect on January 9, 2009.
Also under this banner, the state of California is suing to stop Bush's changes to the Endangered Species Act. Way to go, my future home!

Goin' out in a blaze of ... stupid
As if we needed more proof that Rod Blagojevich is a ballsy jerk, Blago's gone and appointed the replacement for the Senate seat vacated by incoming president and world-saver Barack Obama. Senate dems are refusing to seat Burris, and Obama has panned the move as well. I wonder what Burris promised to do for Blago in exchange for the appointment.

It's not irony when it's expected
It turns out that the people who were in charge as the financial meltdown occurred aren't being punished or stripped of their billions or told they'll never work in that field again. Those kinds of things only happen to us regular people. Nope, many of these criminals are pretty much living just as they were before their sins exploded in a fire like a trillion blazing suns. Color me... not the least fucking bit surprised.

More on the inaugural invocation and beyond
Wisconsin's Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing to stop the invocation/benediction at inaugural and the "so help me God" phrase in Obama's oath of office. This would certainly short-circuit any more talk about whether that asscrack Rick Warren should or shouldn't be giving the invocation, but my guess is that the theocracy will win out and the suit will be unsuccessful. Remember how crazy everyone got when people started complaining about the "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, despite the fact that it wasn't in the original? Sadly, I see this one going the same way.


Randal Graves said...

Utah, under God? Now that's frightening, under God.

vikkitikkitavi said...

I'm sure you'll love California and its many interesting birds! My best spot was a California Condor, but I like the Bushtits. They have this cute little soft peeping sound, and they fly in flocks from tree to tree. So adorable!

Sherry Peyton said...

Well since it was a sucky year, it figures it should end on a low note. I sure hope 2009 is better, cuz it surely can't get much worse. Best to ya dguz!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget, Bush's new rule will let people carry guns while visiting Teddy Roosevelt's birthplace in Manhattan. That's a National Park, isn't it? God, what this country needs is a do-over. Just take a giant mulligan and get rid of the stench from this horrid administration.

Danielle said...

i must admit - i'd like to think i'm one of the transplants to utah that is helping normalize the crazy mormon concentration....

Anonymous said...

Man, am I glad to see this crazy year come to a close. I hope 2009 brings you peace and happiness, DGuzman!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Happy New Year, darlin.'

I'm too lazy to link you up, but that wacko guy Burris that Blogo appointed to the Senate has already erected for himself a very elaborate cemetery crypt with all the trimmings.
Google it!
The guy's ego is larger than Blogo's hair.

Bubs said...

Happy New Year in spite of all these alarming developments.

Dad E said...

Gov. Blago (sounds like a villain from James Bond) appointed a dufus to fill Obama's spot in the senate. He is a joke. Congressman Bobby Rush is supporting him, saying that Illinois needs to continue to have a black man in the senate. So now the event has become a racial thing as Blago knew it would be. Blago's candidate Burris is probably one of the worst people he could pick. Obama is supporting the senate leadership's position that Blago should not be allowed to seat anyone. Stay tuned.

dguzman said...

Randal under god--now THAT'S frightening.

Vik--I can't wait! I just got my Western Birds guide, and I'm already checking it out a little. But I'll sure miss some of the Eastern birds.

Sherry--you know, you're right--what was I expecting, after the enormous suck of the year? That kinda puts it into perspective; thanks! And welcome to the bloggy!

Kirby--that would take some ENORMOUS air fresheners, well beyond our scientific capability.

Danielle--you're cancelling out one Mormon's worth of crazy! Good for you! And welcome to the bloggy!

DCup--yeah, I can't say I'm sad to see 2008 get the fuck out of here.

Zip--you mean your post on the crypt was serious? Wow.

Bubs--yeah, the guy stinks probably as much as Blago. Figures.

DadE--we can only hope for a quick end to this whole sham.