Let Then Eat Vegetables!

"The problem is that we have created the perfect environment in which to breed superbugs that are antibiotic-resistant. We've created a Petri dish in our factory farms for the evolution of dangerous pathogens."

Michael Pollan


Palin Tap Dances For God


The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that Sarah's oldest son, Track, was addicted to the power drug OxyContin for nearly the past two years, snorting it, eating it, smoking it and even injecting it. And as Track, 19, heads to Iraq as part of the U.S. armed forces, Sarah and her husband Todd were powerless to stop his wild antics, detailed in the new issue of The ENQUIRER, which goes on sale today.

THE ENQUIRER also has exclusive details about Track's use of other drugs, including cocaine, and his involvement in a notorious local vandalism incident.

“I’ve partied with him (Track) for years,” a source disclosed. “I’ve seen him snort cocaine, snort and smoke OxyContin, drink booze and smoke weed.”

The source also divulged the girls would do anything for Track and he’d use his local celebrity status to manipulate other guys “to get them to steal things he wanted.”

“He finally did what a lot of troubled kids here do,” the source divulged. “You join the military.”

Read more @ The National Enquirer.

Christian Prayers Rain Down

A Christian evangelical group prayed for rain and deluge to drown out Senator Barack Obama before he accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

"Would it be wrong ask people to pray for rain of Biblical proportions?" Stuart Shepard, director of digital media for the ultraconservative Focus on the Family Action evangelical group, asks in a video. James Dobson is the founder of Focus on the Family

"Not just rain," he added in the short video, "abundant rain, torrential ran, urban-and-small-stream-advisory rain."

“Time can heal and cloud a memory, but it’s your responsibility to remember what happened in New Orleans and make it a part of who you are. Katrina might be the most dramatic test you take but it won’t be the last.”

Barack Obama


Who Are Those Conservatives? Meet Richard Mellon Scaife

A Vast Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of conservative crusades, spent heavily to expose Bill Clinton’s “Troopergate” misbehavior. Now Scaife’s divorce from his second wife, Ritchie, is providing another unsavory saga—adultery! addiction! assault! dognapping!?!—as both parties let loose...

Read more @ Vainty Fair.


Keeping A Breast Of Those Sayings

Origin of "colder than a witches tit"

The simple explanation is that "colder than a witch's tit" is just a vivid metaphor, like "hotter than the hinges of hell." Since a witch is in league with Satan, presumably she has no maternal feelings. Thus the medium by which she would suckle a child is, well, cold as a witch's tit.

But there's some history behind this wisecrack. A witch's tit (or witch's teat, to use the older spelling) supposedly left a marking that witch hunters and courts would look for on the body of an accused person. Supposedly, witches would suckle their familiars, and sometimes the Devil himself, from this "unholy" body part. To find these marks, as well as insensitive spots on the skin called devil's marks--caused by the Devil's claws or teeth--the suspects were stripped, shaven, then closely examined for any blemishes, moles, or even scars that could be labeled as diabolical. To find marks invisible to the eye, the examiner would
poke the victim inch by inch with a blunt needle (called a bodkin) until they found a spot that didn't feel pain or bled. Discovery of these marks or spots--one supposes they would be considered cold since they were a sign of communion with the
Devil--would be "proof" of the person's dealings with Scratch, so they would be shown in full court before the execution.

Source: The Phrase Finder.

Those Sensitive Republicans

"John McCain says he is about change too, and so I guess his whole angle is: 'Watch out George Bush, except for economic policy, healthcare policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics, we're really going to shake things up in Washington.' That's not change. That's just calling the same thing something different..."

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink after eight years."

Barrack Obama

The McCain camp called Obama's comments "offensive and disgraceful"...





Trickling Down On Community Organizers

"[Barack Obama] was a community organizer. What in God's name is a community organizer? I don't even know if that's a job."

Former New York Governor George Pataki

"He worked as a community organizer. What? Maybe this is the first problem on the resumé," mocked Giuliani." Then he said, "This is not a personal attack. It's a statement of fact. Barack Obama has never led anything. Nothing. Nada."

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Speaking Wednesday at the Republican National Convention

"I have ‘actual responsibilities." If Mayor Giuliani and President Bush cared more about working people instead of just people who can hire high-powered lobbyists, maybe I wouldn't have so much responsibility. Maybe working people would have an easier time in America today. But that's not our reality, and they don't have to mock us while we're trying to clean up their mess."

Jacqueline del Valle
A community organizer in the Bronx

Women: Just Meat To Republicans

Could it be the Republicans are looking at Sarah Palin as just more "red meat?"

"Fred Thompson will forcefully defend the selection of Sarah Palin tonight in a speech Republicans are characterizing as "red meat." He will argue that the feeding frenzy over Palin's is the result of "panic" from the Democrat-friendly mainstream media."

The Weekly Standard

"The first we can dispose of quickly: Sarah Palin (actually her speech writers and coaches) get high marks for her self-introduction to the American people who do not live in Alaska. The only thing missing from her presentation were pom-poms and a cheerleader outfit emblazoned with hockey sticks. She fed the ravenous crowd the red meat they craved, stretched the truth in measured quatrains just enough to arouse the senses of the senseless and carefully gave America the feminine version of the famous Cheney sneer."

Ivan Hentschel

Speeched and Non-speches.

"After Sarah Palin's acceptance of her party's nomination to the GOP ticket, the pundits couldn't stop praising her speech as "red meat" for the Republican base. If that was considered a red meat speech, why am I left feeling so undernourished? It was almost entirely devoid of policy substance and focused instead on character and personality."

Sanho Tree
McCain's Palin Gambit: Are Americans Weary of the Culture Wars?