Thursday, April 28, 2005

Sic Semper Tyrannus

Just seems like a good random title for today. The state flag of Virginia says that on it, and it means something like "Thus ever to tyrants". See the pic for context.



The new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe movie looks very funny. I have of course only seen the trailer, but it does show a lot of promise! If you don't have Quicktime, just go to the official site and get it in another format there. John Malkovich, pictured below, plays "Humma Kavula".



I will preface the clip from the story below by saying that this link is from Fox News, before my conservative friends can bleat another claim of dreaded "MSM bias". Yep, looks like someone finally checked the polls to see what the American public thought of this. You can argue about the usefulness of polls all you want, but sometimes they are the only thing that will convince "the people in charge" of their errors. (The bold print is mine.)
House Speaker Dennis Hastert persuaded fellow Republicans fearful of political fallout to retreat from a fight over ethics rules Democrats insist were written to shield Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The 406-20 vote Wednesday night to return to the old House ethics committee rules opened the way for a probe of the Texas Republican by that panel. With DeLay fast becoming the poster child for bad behavior, the move was seen as an effort by Hastert to limit political damage.

On a related note, is it just me, or is Dennis Hastert looking more like Ted Kennedy every day? Maybe he's hitting the sauce due to all of this pressure? He's almost got the "Boris Yeltsin glow".



I am currently reading a book called "Spam Kings" that I borrowed from a friend. It's pretty interesting how these people work and just how socially awkward many of them are. These people should have all of their toenails ripped off.

8 comments:

BronxPundit said...

"These people should have all of their toenails ripped off."

Who are you referring to?

Erik Grow said...

The spammers!

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Erik Grow said...

Soundboyz...you will need to turn in your toenails. Thank you.

Imara said...

Erik, now that you say it... Hastert does look like a Kennedy. Poor thing. :(

Two Dogs said...

The Republicans embarrass me sometimes with trying to please Leftists. I wish the Majority would do what we elected them to do.

Erik Grow said...

We elected them to change the ethics rules to protect their own? I must of missed that. Given the dismal public confidence in Congress right now, the American public must have missed that too. If tomorrow were suddenly late October 2006, you can bet there would be a lot of sweating incumbent Republicans up for election. Be glad you have a year and a half to to limit the damage.

Two Dogs said...

My comment was not about the ethics rule changing. I just wonder why Delay is the only one being skewered. What about your sides hero, Hillary Clinton? Or maybe Boxer, Rangel, Shumer, or Feinstein? What about Cynthia McKinney, KKK Byrd? Or is it that you just don't like Republicans?

Erik, the intelligent public can't stand any government, so the confidence that you are talking about has never been there for us.