Indecent Digit: March 12, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

Green Hell

Just when I was starting to get homesick for green vomit on cobblestones, CNN posted this piece on my estranged hometown's St. Patty's Day madness. Drink up!

Limbaugh Lambast

Randi Rhodes has directed us to the classic clip of Rush Limbaugh floundering in his attempt to host the Pat Sajak Show (way back in 1990) without pre-screening his audience beforehand. You can (and MUST) see it here.

Friday Night Cat Blogging Rockfest

ANYA MARINA: Sociopath (Live)

We missed her when she was in Olympia recently, and we wish we hadn't.

"Operation Sweeps Week II": C-Span Edition

From Raw Story:

The way Gutierrez’s office tells the story, Tancredo and the two aides who accompanied him followed Gutierrez to his office. Tancredo kept “following him, touching him, following him, touching him,” Gutierrez spokesman Scott Frotman said.

Friday Funnies

From Salon:

Bush started strong. "This guy has got a great question," he said, "because, really, what he's talking about is transparency in pricing." But then the president tried to move into the world of metaphor, and the wheels started coming off pretty quickly. "When you go buy a car, you know exactly what they're going to charge you," Bush said. The comment drew laughs from seniors in the audience who've apparently spent more time at car dealerships than their commander in chief. "Well, sometimes you don't know," Bush said. The seniors laughed some more. "Well, you negotiate with them," Bush said. More laughs. "Well, " Bush said, "they put something on the window that says price."

"Operation Sweeps Week"

From AMERICAblog:

“Operation Swarmer” is really a media show. It was designed to show off the new Iraqi Army — although there was no enemy for them to fight. Every American official I’ve heard has emphasized the role of the Iraqi forces just days before the third anniversary of the start of the war. That said, one Iraqi role the military will start highlighting in the next few days, I imagine, is that of Iraqi intelligence. It was intel from the Iraqi military intelligence and interior ministry that the U.S. says prompted this Potemkin operation. And it will be the Iraqi intel that provides the cover for American military commanders to throw up their hands and say, “well, we thought bad guys were there.”

...happy anniversary...

[UPDATE: You can now read the whole story (originally from TIME Magazine's Online Edition) here].