Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SBL Zen Pond

And a crow in a tree.

Friday, September 24, 2010

SBL Turkey Trail


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SBL Nature Trail

The frogs of September. Pretty soon they'll be hopping a southbound goose. Off to Belize or Belle Glade or Ocala. Then, in 6 months, they will return on a spring nor'easter. I will know when they are back when little tiny colorful imported mexican hammocks appear among the cattails.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Christine The Dabbler

The real question for Christine O'Donnell:
Have you ever "dabbled" with a gerbil?

Five additional/alternate questions for Christine O'Donnell:
1 - Are you the granddaughter of Captain Kangaroo?
2- Is it true that you once had a gallon of Rod Stewart's semen pumped from your stomach?
3- Have you ever stabbed someone to death at a speedway while listening to a recording of Satan's Holiday by Ritchie Blackmore and the Lancasters?
4- So, it's true that Andrew Breitbart and Ken Mehlman were "married" in a secret ceremony in Brazil in 2009?
5- Is it true that you once came back to life after choking to death on a ham sandwich?


Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello Autumn Thread

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And that concludes another edition of: what autumn means to me.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Agent Peter Daou:

Special Wingnut Victims Unit

Patrolling the mean streets of the Progressive Mother Blogopolis web-jungle in pursuit of villainous mockery, scorn, derision, and taunting raillery.

Arresting the peddlers of Low Comedy, Pointless Humor and Mirthless Dick-Pulling right in front of their own wretched jeering blackguard altars whenever and wherever they dare to practice their infamous black comedy arts!

Laugh if you like (laugh if you dare). But all you rakehell creative class hyenas beware! Agent Peter Daou, Special Wingnut Victims Unit, will be on your case like a puma on a blind three legged ungulate. You betcha' my sweet Aunt Fannie's baked squash on it. Also too: roar.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Flight of the O'Bumblebee!

What's the buzz, tell me what's a happenin'...
Values Voter Summit; Christine O'Donnellmania! [ link]

The media covers the reality that the base creates, and so O'Donnell arrived at this conference as a superstar. Top talent from ABC News, Fox News, and NBC News waited outside to get a chance to talk to her. A capacity room waited for her to speak, and more than a dozen cameramen splayed onto the floor to capture the moment. The emcee compared her to a bumblebee, who "shouldn't fly according to the laws of physics."

"This week," he said, "bumblebees flew!"

O'Donnell walked onstage and gripped the papers containing her speech. The gist: She was the embodiment of the Tea Party movement.

Cuckoo Bee, Cuckoo Bee you put the fearomones in the GOP:

Cuckoo bumblebees [Wiki link]
Bumblebees of the subgenus Psithyrus (known as cuckoo bumblebees, and formerly considered a separate genus) are a lineage which live parasitically in the colonies of other bumblebees and have lost the ability to collect pollen. Before finding and invading a host colony, a Psithyrus female (there is no caste system in these species) will feed directly from flowers. Once she has infiltrated a host colony, the Psithyrus female will kill or subdue the queen of that colony and forcibly (using pheromones and/or physical attacks) "enslave" the workers of that colony to feed her and her young. The female Psithyrus also has a number of morphological adaptations, such as larger mandibles and a larger venom sac that increase her chances of taking over a nest. Upon hatching, the male and female Psithyrus disperse and mate. Like non-parasitic bumblebee queens, female Psithyrus find suitable locations to spend the winter and enter diapause upon being mated.

Oh, Christ-snap! A flying cuckoobumble bee-tea-bagger with an engorged venom sac! What next; mamma grizzlies in naughty monkey pumps riding snow machines? Palomino NAGs for Paladino? Pink elephant PUMA parties in Piggly Wiggly parking lots? Etc.

Cuckoo Bee, Cuckoo Bee
You put the honey in the Tea.
Enjoy your Cuckoo Bees!

If you like (and I highly recommend this total experience) you can listen to Sugar Bee by Cleveland Crochet and the Hill Billy Ramblers while you stare (in a dronelike trance) at the picture above.

Music vid:

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Goodnight Loon



Free campaign poster! Download now or send $2,500 to this blog post for a 16' x 24' full color reproduction (suitable for para-military parades). Click image for larger view.

Tags: Paladino/Palin 2012!; Palin to oversee National Work-Shy Dignity Camp program in new Paladino administration! Paladino seizes upon the mystical allodial properties of 9/11 dust; Compulsory Appropriation Plan dominium eminens for Park51 and surrounding real estate. Amber the Duck to co-star as Stormy in Paladino Posse Films Newsreel production of Misty of Chincoteague.

Paladino promises to remake GOP (Times Union, Albany NY):
Paladino and his aides pledged that their next objective would be remaking the New York GOP for a new century.

"The people have redefined the Republican Party that they want in the future," Paladino said after his victory speech. "Those old party leaders -- who have been in denial -- have now heard from the people, and they've got two choices: do the people's work, or quit and go home."

Queens operative Jack Haggerty, who is under indictment for grand larceny, stood nearby, lining up Paladino's next media interview. Roger Stone, the ethereal GOP operative and onetime aide to President Richard Nixon -- Cox's father-in-law -- was unable to suppress a smile as he mingled with the crowd, having watched the speech from above and behind the stage with Ralph Lorigo, the Erie County Conservative chairman.

Michael Caputo, Paladino's campaign manager, looked so sincere when he reiterated the call for peace and unity among GOP county chairmen, who have consistently opposed, written off and even denounced him. In the next breath, he attacked the Democratic competition.

Michael Caputo is a former fat cat lobbyist and "Director of Media Services of Bush/Quayle '92 re-election campaign in Washington, DC." Among other "jobs" including adviser to El Salvador president Alfredo Cristiani (ARENA party and death squads in the 80s, etc.)

The GOTeaP = just the same old right wing networks and fat cats and money men. The same old hucksters with a new collection of snap-on-smile frontmen grifters and kooks.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

SBL Tomato Gravy

and a future Swallowtail butterfly (captured in the Dill)

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SBL Toad Safari

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

SBL Nature Trail

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Friday, September 10, 2010


Threatening our water and air, our health, our landscapes...


The Constitution doesn't grant you the right to poison your neigbhor's water. The Bible doesn't grant you the right to poison you neighbors well. The Invisible Hand doesn't grant you invincibility or liberty as license to operate as an inconspicuous vandal.


San Bruno California

"natural gas is clean burning and emits lower levels of potentially harmful byproducts into the air"

Assuming you and your family aren't one of the byproducts.

Natural gas - (like living on top of a bomb) - it's the latest boon.

To die for!


Friday, September 3, 2010

SBL Nectar Trail

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dirty Laundry of the Vanities

The handmaid campaign trail (revisited)

Sarah Palin’s Shopping Spree: Yes, There’s More... Bose headphones. A birthday dress for Bristol. Campaign documents and e-mails reveal the fine print.


On October 21, 2008, Federal Election Commission filings revealed the massive expenditures made on behalf of the candidate, her husband, and her children. As was reported at the time, the vast majority of the purchases—$130,000—were made by Jeff Larson, a Republican consultant in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the 2008 convention was held. Other purchases were made by a stylist, a Dallas fund-raising firm, and campaign staff. In fact, shopping for the Palins involved many campaign staffers: ...


...Palin had something of a fixation on the handling of her undergarments, and insisted, when hotel maids did her laundry, that only campaign aides be allowed to touch those particular articles.)

Vanity Fair (Sept., 1, 2010)