Indecent Digit: April 09, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

Friday Night Cat Blogging Rockfest!!!

Destroyer: European Oils

I found this at the super-cool Salon Audiofile page.

Go there!

Rich Dick

From The Raw Story:

That's right, kids, the Vice President of the United States can officially buy and sell your sorry liberal ass. can stop saluting now...

You've Been Duplicated

Via CNN:

"Hello Kitty is cheaper, but I do a lot more. I give people beverages. I calm them down. I order lunch. I put packages in a special area. I assist various departments. I multitask. You need critical thinking to manage all that I do. A robot doesn't have my personality, and I get compliments about my personality. I make people feel comfortable about being here so they can trust us."

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


From Salon:

At another point in the conversation, Dean showed he was having a hard time taking his own advice about staying on message. He was asked if Democrats would schedule new 2008 caucuses that might "molest" the stature of New Hampshire as the site of the first primary. "We don't molest anybody," he quipped. "We leave that to the deputy press secretary at the Homeland Security Department."

After some nervous laughter from the assembled journalists, Dean realized his mistake. "I'm always getting myself in some trouble," he said.

(You have to watch an ad to get to the actual story, but your boss won't mind).

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Recount This!

Everything old is new again! Brings back memories, don't it?

...Good God, they even mention "hanging chads"...

Maybe Katherine Harris can straighten this one out too... I hear she'll have plenty of free time very soon.

[UPDATE: It occurred to Digit that some of you may be hesitant to click on the words "Katherine Harris" for any number of reasons. Fair enough, but you'd also be missing out on this truly amusing article by Robert Friedman of the St. Petersburg Times, "Florida's Best Newspaper".]

Broken Clock Moment: Newt Gingrich

The man that I will always remember as Not Necessarily the News' perpetual nominee for "Prick of the Week" came to his senses yesterday...

...or did he?

A Little Somethin' for the Ladies...

Monday, April 10, 2006

Funny Quote of the Day

"Put you and a Neanderthal in the woods and the latter would probably survive a lot longer." -- Dr. Dan Adler

[DISCLAIMER: This article was found via THE RAW STORY, as were the previous two. Go there and buy a T-shirt].

Scary Quote of the Day

"Think how marginalized racists are," said [Christian activist Gregory S.] Baylor , who directs the Christian Legal Society's Center for Law and Religious Freedom. "If we don't address this now, it will only get worse."

In case you don't have time to read the whole thing, he's lamenting the fact that homophobes are in danger of being "marginalized" by polite society in the same way that racists are supposedly "marginalized" by polite society (except for the ones in Congress, apparently).

I wish I could believe that they were, but all indications are that the bigots on the far-fringes of the Dominionist Right are Hellbent (literally, in my opinion) on crying "persecution" as they themselves cynically clamor for the "God Given" right to persecute millions of Americans. This is no less repugnant than Tom DeLay's claims that he has been indicted because he is an Evangelical Christian and not because he laundered money.

The latter strategy represents the true "War on Christianity": Committing crimes in the name of Jesus Christ and then accusing those who would bring you to justice of Satanic motivations. It is by this MO that believers are expected to recognise the Antichrist, a fact that Tom DeLay and his followers seem to have forgotten.

At least we can take some comfort in the fact that most people of faith are kind and compassionate and strive to become the best people they can be, and that the bratty authoritarians among them, those who would say, "The World does not conform to my narrow Worldview, so that must mean I'm being persecuted", represent a disgruntled minority.

I hope so, anyway...

God's Own Circus...

...complete with freakshow!

But seriously, this article has me vexed. Is this guy trying to say, "Evolution doesn't happen, God just makes mistakes sometimes", or maybe, "Evolution doesn't happen, but God sure does have a cruel streak"? How about, "Everytime you masterbate, God hideously mutates a kitten"?

Help me out here, theologians!