Thursday, December 25, 2008

In the Christmas Spirit

In the spirit of Christmas reconciliation, here are two positive articles showing signs of President Bush's late-developing conscience. (though Cheney remains an ass) ~Merry Christmas~

Grinch Bush Revokes Real-Estate Crook’s Pardon

-Ken Layne from

Brooklyn fraud king Isaac Robert Toussie got the gift of Innocence from George W. Bush on Tuesday. But just a day later, on Christmas Eve, mean old Grinch W. Bush’s heart shrunk three times. Even thought Toussie’s dad sent the GOP a $28,500 “reminder” that his convicted felon son really needed a presidential pardon for running an elaborate and cruel housing/mortgage scam that pretty much defines the amoral real-estate boom & bust of this miserable decade, the White House suddenly decided they really didn’t fully understand how this famous crook screwed over hundreds of working-class and low-income minority families.

The Bush Administration claims it learned from news reports, yesterday, that Isaac R. Toussie is a criminal who did terrible things in Suffolk County, New York, as well as being a convicted mortgage-fraud ringleader who falsified stacks of loan applications for HUD-backed home loans.

What’s shocking is that the Bush Administration is suddenly sensitive to a flood of outraged blog posts and news stories about whatever corrupt thing the Bush Administration just pulled. They weren’t bothered by the outrage over Iraq or domestic spying or Halliburton or Katrina or Abu Ghraib or Enron or Waterboarding or … jesus christ, do we really want to list all this stuff, again?

Let’s all hope President Jenna Bush will finally bring justice to the world and pardon this great man, the real-estate crook, in 2020.

Pardon Lasts Just One Day for Developer in Fraud Case [New York Times]

Looking Back, Bush and Cheney Reveal Different Views

- Sheryl Stolberg from

WASHINGTON — President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been unusually talkative in recent weeks, sharing candid thoughts in a string of exit interviews. But after eight years of a tight partnership that gave Mr. Cheney powerful influence inside the White House, the two are sounding strikingly different notes as they leave office, especially on one of the most fundamental issues of their tenure: their aggressive response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Mr. Bush defends his decisions as necessary to keep the nation safe, yet sounds reflective, even chastened. He has expressed regrets about not achieving an overhaul of immigration laws and not changing the partisan tone in Washington. And the man who got tangled up in a question about whether he had made any mistakes — he could not come up with one in 2004 — recently told ABC News that he was “unprepared for war,” and that “the biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq.”

Mr. Cheney, by contrast, is unbowed, defiant to the end. He called the Supreme Court “wrong” for overturning Bush policies on detainees at Guantánamo Bay; criticized his successor, Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.; and defended the harsh interrogation technique called waterboarding, considered by many legal authorities to be torture.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Hidden Cost of War

from GOOD Magazine.


Thursday, December 11, 2008


Advertising Agency: Marked for Trade
Creative Director / Art Director / Illustrator: Phil Jones
Copywriter: Ryan Coleman
Published: February 2008


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Proud Supporter of Operation Humble Kanye

The latest update in the Kanye saga that never ends...

Colbert has launched "Operation Humble Kanye": a mission to topple the arrogant borderline-retarded "sunglasses display mannequin."

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