Thursday, December 07, 2006

Quick Takes

While everyone in DC was all a twitter yesterday about the Iraqi Study Group’s report, while they argued over what should and should not be done because “the situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating”, ten more soldiers died.

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I don’t know if there is any truth to the rumor that the Iraqi Study Group put a special cover on bush’s copy of their report. Seems they replaced the original cover with a copy of the cover of “My Pet Goat” in order to get him to read it.

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So Mary Cheney is expecting a baby. What are the religious Right going to do now? Since they are adamantly against same sex couples adopting children, will they demand she give up her child? Which child has the best chance to have a loving family, Mary’s or Britney Spears’?

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So who do you think should be Time’s Person of the Year?

35 Comments:

Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

I suspect even then, Dumbya didn't read the report, so Darth Cheney probably "summarized" it for him(stay the course), The American Taliban will likely ignore Mary Cheney because IOKIYAR. Can you imagine the uproar frm the right if Chelsea Clinton was gay and pregnant?
Times magazine person of the year? that's a no-brainer: Pissed Off Patricia.

December 07, 2006 2:57 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Dubya gets his reports a little differently - notes are pinned to his clothes, then Laura reads the reports to him when she undresses him.

Which child has the best chance to have a loving family, Mary’s or Britney Spears’?

You tell good jokes, too!:)

When is a convenient time for me to arrange for your portrait? Time might be picky.

December 07, 2006 3:33 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I hear it will be Condi. I'd like to see the planet earth on the cover so we can get the focus on the idea that this is just one little ball. We have to live together and get along and take care of it. Geeze, that sounds like a 3rd grade school kid.

December 07, 2006 3:59 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Even with the special cover, wouldn't they have had to replace words with pictures for Dumya to grasp all those difficult concepts?

While I'm very happy for Mary Cheney, I still shudder to think of the Cheney genes being propagated.

I vote for PoP too! Is it really going to be Condi? OMG I'm going to puke.

December 07, 2006 5:05 AM  
Blogger PeterofLoneTree said...

"So who do you think should be Time’s Person of the Year?"

50 years ago, Time's Person of the Year was "The Hungarian Freedom Fighter", so it seems good sense for it to be The Iraqi Freedom Fighter.

December 07, 2006 5:15 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Time's person of the year should go to those members of the American armed forces serving overseas and their families. With the country having a self imposed hissy fit on whether we should stay or get out and the president in a different reality all together the troops are still dieing for no clear purpose while their families sit and wait.

December 07, 2006 6:09 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

He's stroking his goat. Put some salad dressing on the sweater and he will eat it.

Einstein would say that the people serving for him overseas should be ashamed of themselves, so no award for stupidity as far as I'm concerned.

Not anymore than for the people that support the war.

December 07, 2006 6:17 AM  
Blogger Gracie said...

Bush is being humiliated with this James Baker group, a man that still makes me cringe every time I see his face. Flashbacks from the 2000 election theft replay in my head and I wonder how different things could have been.

PoP would be fabulous as Time's POTY. You'd get my vote. :)

December 07, 2006 6:50 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

The whole report is a joke. It took these 'experts' 8 months to tell us that Iraq is a mess and that we should withdraw.

Al Gore should be person of the year for 'An Inconvenient Truth'.

December 07, 2006 7:19 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Generally, I follow the competition for Time's Person of the Year with the same fervor that I reserve for People's Sexiest Man Alive...which means I really don't give a rat's ass. But after that disclaimer, I'd have to hope that some degree of recognition goes out to incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

December 07, 2006 7:28 AM  
Blogger mariamaria said...

the person I would nominate for person of the year would most likely be the grandmotherly Latina woman who cleans the bathroom at my nephew's elementary school.
It is the ordinary acts of life that we do not see that make me look at my life with gratitude and also see the lives of others with gratitude..

December 07, 2006 7:37 AM  
Blogger Time said...

Times persons of the year should be the American people, who had the good sense to vote out these hypocrites. Lets hope that continues in 08'.

December 07, 2006 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Lily said...

I don't know, PoP. I dont think a new cover would help. I dont think they read. Even when Bush sr was talking about the book about HIM on Larry King he clearly had not read that either.

December 07, 2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

TPOTY = Keith Olbermann!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'Nuff Said.

December 07, 2006 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

My vote is for Tom Watson or me! Certainly not GWB and not Rummy.

Jeffrey Sachs and Bono have done a lot for global poverty. Maybe them?

December 07, 2006 9:24 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

i second Keith Olbermann - plus i thni khe should run for '08 president...

hey, i can dream can't i?? smile

December 07, 2006 9:29 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

I think Tom and Katie should win the dual honor. It seems to be who the media wants to talk about.

Bush will probably adopt some of the resoloutions and than tell everyone about if for weeks. He's alot like the best quote I ever heard of about former Yankee great Reggie Jackson from one of his team mates:

"He's quite a guy. He'd give you the shirt off his own back...Then hold a press confrence to talk about it."

December 07, 2006 9:59 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

Hmm...my Hero of the Century is Al Gore - for his efforts on Global Warming.

But that's worth MORE than Time Mag's skankie cover shot. (And I nevah buy Time anymore...not since 2000 and the low standards they demonstrate for their Faux acclaim.)

December 07, 2006 10:17 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Keith Olbermann - Time's Person of the Year AND People's Sexiest Man Alive!!

December 07, 2006 11:38 AM  
Blogger Lola Heatherton said...

Can I nominate myself for Person of the Year? I mean, considering that I would happily give my body to create grounds for impeachment should count for something, and since I wasn't honored at the Kennedy Center the other night.

And if I can't nominate myself, then perhaps my dear friend Pursey Tuttweiler, or Lorna Swanson.

December 07, 2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger spadoman said...

First off, bush couldn't read my pet goat anyway, wasn't he holding it upside down when the towers were attacked?

Secondly, I didn't do it. I had a vasectomy in 1977. She's on her own.

Why do I feel so good about all these "bad" things happening to our presdinet and this current mal-administration?

December 07, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger Green Earth said...

Love the wit on this site.

Person of the year, Al Gore for waking the world to the real issues of our time.

As Bush sinks into oblivion great to see Gore's vision acknowledged this way.

December 07, 2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

I don't know about person of the year, maybe cindy Sheehan? Or better yet, the poor Iraqi four year old who had both parents blown up in front of their eyes.

Re: the Cheney Grandchild - do you think that the grandparents will love the child less becuase she or he has two mothers? I agree that I know gay parents that are far superior than hetero parents and thus I can see why Cheney and her spouse will make fine parents - becuase usually, gay parents really have to try hard to have children and it is a conscious choice, whereas there are many many babies born to hetero couples that are unwanted even before they are born.

Perhaps the extreme right will want to have a test and licensing before you can become a parent...

December 07, 2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger Comandante Agí said...

Borat for Time Person of the Year!

December 07, 2006 3:33 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Well, I still haven't gotten over that 2006 White House Correspondent's Dinner, so I might nominate Stephen Colbert for person of the year. I'm sure many are more deserving, but he definitely gets kudos for speaking truth to power, eh?

I think it's a good thing about Mary Cheney. The more it happens, the more accepted it will become. At least she will be a high-profile case.

December 07, 2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Good eclectic post - with a theme of course.

TIME Person of the Year? It should be Nancy Pelosi, but will probably be somebody bad, since there are so many around. Maybe Donald Rumsfeld (RIP) or perhaps the leader of Hezbollay, Nasrallah.

December 07, 2006 5:19 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

So who do you think should be Time’s Person of the Year?

Britney Spears: Being with Kevin Federline; Being without Kevin Federline; Being investigated by child services; Having another baby...and while all of this drama was taling place, proving that at heart she's still a PARTY GIRL! Willing to flash her cootchie to anyone with a camera!

December 07, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

Time's POTY? We'll get lucky if it isn't Britney's "kitty".

Olbermann came to mind first for me, but I also like mariamaria's suggestion. The American worker, the one that makes everything run smoothly. And especially the much-dumped on "illegal". Last time I checked, America consists of two continents; if we don't want people "sneaking in" to clean our toilets and roof our houses, we could stop letting our guv'mint stomp on their economies back home.

Then again, Lola, Pursey, Lorna, and PoP swapping olives would make a nice mag cover any day. Viva la revolucion, y'all!

December 07, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger BrotherCurmudgeon said...

Person Of The Year

Danny Devito!!! Hands down!!!

December 07, 2006 6:26 PM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

Time's Person of the Year...

How about George Allen? If he hadn't been the focus of the most inept and ill-managed re-election campaign ever, the Democrats wouldn't have regained control of the Senate. His unparalleled stupidity just might help put this country back on track...

December 07, 2006 7:50 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

Just knowing how deeply the Cheney family feels about religion and how they have commited their lives in following Jesus' footsteps, a virgin birth cannot be discounted.

Surely the most hated man in the world must be The Time's Person of the Year. See, I don't even have to tell you who I am talking about!

December 07, 2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

I have no doubt that 2 women can parent as well as a man and woman, it's just the weirdness factor that Dick Cheney is a dad and granddad in this scenario! It's fodder for a new reality show called Growing Up Cheney, and throw in the Second Lady or whatever they call her... whew!

POTY, how about that elephant butt walking away? Or a donkey?

December 08, 2006 7:23 AM  
Blogger Human said...

Easy. My Wife should be Person of the Year.

Peace.

December 08, 2006 7:55 AM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Fools! Everyone knows that I should be person of the year!

December 08, 2006 11:57 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

OMFG!!! I forgot about PT. Sorry about that buddy!! Please forgive me.

December 09, 2006 8:43 AM  

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