Friday, March 17, 2006

Abu Ghraib Dog Handler Wins Westminster.

Wow! Talk about dumb luck.

Isn't it interesting that the American Kennel Club has had absolutely nothing to say about the alleged use of dogs to torture prisoners? I didn't know that was what German Shepherds were supposed to do for the police...

Oh, well. Cool!

Denny has fat Yellow Labradors, by the way, in case anyone was wondering what kind of dogs a churlish, fat man would own.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Not Very Smart...

This should give Kendall County and 14th District voters a pretty good look at the inner workings of the the Great Dallas Ingemunson Machine that created Denny "J. Dennis" Hastert.

And while it's rather gauche of me to recite last week's news to you at this point, there were some pretty funny items in the mail and in the news this past week in Kendall County. (Sorry it didn't headline here earlier, but I've just been too damn busy).

I've previously mentioned the mail piece in which Boy condemns his opponent in the State's Attorney race, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis, for accepting a $1,000 donation from a "landfill developer."

I won't beat that issue any further, but it's rich, since Boy's collections for this primary race have been approaching the obscene amount of nearly $200,000 from his father's cronies and a long line of deep pockets outside the county.

First, was the mailing I received from the Boy Ingemunson campaign. On the face was the "tough guy" image of Denny "J. Dennis" Hastert with the headline "You can judge a person by the company they keep."

Oh, my. I'll get back to that in a moment, because there's a better one.

This was an item in The Record, the Kendall County newspaper, that mentions "Big Jim" Thompson is out stumping for Boy:
Thompson's appearance was likely the first time a former Illinois governor appeared at a fundraising event for a candidate for county office.
...Ingemunson said he met Thompson "when I was a youngster" and subsequently met him at vairous political events.

"We had dinner last summer, and he was interested in helping out with my campaign," Ingemunson said. "He wanted to come out to an event here to help created some awareness for some issues, and that's basically how it came about."
I wonder if those issues included white collar crime? Thompson, you may recall, could be in big trouble for his role in the Hollinger Board scandal that already has that company's two top executives under indictment and facing long jail terms.

If I were running my son's campaign, I'm not sure I'd want to have a former governor under investigation by the SEC for overseeing an audit committee that performed such as Thompson's did with Hollinger.

As for judging people by the company they keep, putting Hastert's big face on a flyer with that slogan these days is like having it read:
"Hi. I was giving Tom DeLay a handjob in his hottub in Houston while Roy Blunt was on the phone with his girlfriend, who was arranging for tobacco money to be handed out on the House floor by John Boehner, and Dick Cheney was shooting some friend of his in the face... if you know what I mean... and the President was re-enacting his favorite blood orgey scene from Caligula out in the pool. Vote for Boy."

Hastert's Quiet, Backroom Reforms...

Are largely still quiet. And judging from the press they've received so far, they're still closed-door, backroom deals.

The comical quotes in this article are simply voluminous! This is great:
The recommendations will ``sustain the integrity of the Congress as we move forward,'' House Speaker Dennis Hastert said at a news confernece. (sic)
A little late for the "sustain" part, aren't we, Denny?

Of course, all in all, whatever the Rs unveil will be nonsensical bullshit, which has become the hallmark of Congressional oversight and reform since Gingrich-DeLay-Hastert overthrew the Democracy in 1995.

Nothing at all will come from any temporary measures, such as the temporary ban on privately funded travel Hastert and the Wrecking Crew talked about today.

Real reform is going to mean tracking every dollar and matching it with a name, banning privately funded travel and the other perks that have become well-known in D.C. circles. And kicking these motherfuckers out of the House for good.

Putting some of these in jail would go a little ways, too.

Monday, March 13, 2006

And So It Goes.

Denny Hastert keeps spinning the old revolving door by hiring Heidi Armstrong as his deputy press secretary.

From college to Fox to government mouthpiece.

Anybody keeping track of which shell the pea is under?


AP has apparently grown back one of its testacles, lost during the Reagan administration.

Now suing DOD for Gitmo papers.

Good job.

You're about six years behind on these fuckers, but good job.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

You Are Feeling Sleepy...

What's the stuff they put in turkey? No, not the Turkey that paid off our House Speaker in illegal campaign contributions... I'm talking about the bird.

I'm pretty wiped out after a turkey feast. Now stop poking fun at Denny Hastert's illegal foreign national contributions to pay for his pulling legislation from the House floor!

I roasted a turkey with all the trimmings, made the gravy and real potatoes and asparagus and everything. A nice complementary chardonnay was right alongside.

So all I have in this post is that Karie at K3 Kindling an K3 Voices has ditched Blogger for Soapblox.

I'm not as adventurous, at least not yet. Then again, I've had my hands full with thawing ritual, the old salmonella rinsing, roasting, basting. etc.

Visit Karie at her new spiffy home at LiberIL View.

I've got to say, drunk on turkey drugs or not, that's a great name; at least 10 times better than any of the ones I tried to concoct for her. I'l updated the blogroll when I'm not dangerous.

Boy Ingemunson Campaign Gets Ugly.

It's hard to imagine the campaign of Dallas Ingemunson's Boy getting uglier than the candidate, but here we are.

I usually hold onto my junk mail and the weekly local paper for weekend reading.

BOY, did I get an eyeful.

Among the outrageous claims was a flyer from the campaign that accuses the current Assistant SA, Eric Weis (and Boy's Primary opponent) of a "conflict of interest," by taking campaign contributions from one of the developers vying for the pending Kendall County landfill project.

That's rich, coming from a guy who has raised tens of thousands of dollars from outside special interests, including his father's powerful friends.

Of course, there's no connection to either candidate's money trail...