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I hope you have all read Al Franken's incredible book: Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot where he shows in great detail the hypocrisy that is Rush Limbaugh.  I guess this is why the Republican Party and Norm Coleman are so intent on keeping Al Franken out of the Senate.

I know it has been a while since you have heard from me, but I just couldn't pass this up.  This post at my favorite political blog CrooksAndLiars.com led me to several thoughts that I must share with you here.

Limbaugh Hypocrisy

While the post is very focused on the feud between the Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele and the Right Wing Radio Talk Show Host, Rush Limbaugh, I picked up on a couple of things.  I could probably pick up on a LOT of things, if I had the stomache to listen to the fat blowhard on a daily basis.

In his rant, defending his stance for wishing Obama and Dems and Liberals all fail, he rants that Obama is doing nothing about the economy as the unemployment numbers get bigger and bigger.  Let's not even talk about the fact that Obama and Dems passed the America Recovery Act in the first 30 days of the Obama Administration.  Let's move on to what he rants about later in the radio cast, on how government can't do anything for you.  Seriously, his hypocrisy is just amazing!  Within a 5 minute time frame he complains that government is doing nothing, then he says that government can't do anything.  Which is it, Rush?  Seriously?

In addition, it seems that Rush has become the defacto leader of the Republican Party.  Neocons are fond of their authoritarian style leadership and it is glaringly apparent that Rush is the voice and sole leader of the party given the way some bow and scrape at his feet.  As Digby writes:

"But he is, as some of us have been pointing for years, the true leader of the Republican Party and we were told that he was a harmless, mainstream entertainer and we should all just lighten up, even as luminaries of the Republican party and the luminaries of the conservative movement bowed and scraped like abused streetwalkers at the feet of their violent pimp."

You have no idea how elated this makes me feel as a Democrat and a Liberal.  It is just so easy to blow his arguments out of the water and expose his hypocrisy.  Having a single bloviated intellectually vacuuous target makes our job all the more easier.  You're doing a heckuva job Rushie!!!



And here it is...I bring you the beginning of the implosion of the Republican Party.  They turn on Michael Steele.

It is a sad and pathetic day when the party of Lincoln turns on its first black Chairman.


The Rushbo Strategy

It turns out that the high paid consultants of the Democratic Party finally earn their keep and Rushbo's narcissism takes the bait and Republican congressional leaders fall right into the trap.


Well, I just found a bunch of my LJ friends on Twitter. Cool. If you want to follow, my Twitter user name is sitara68.


Just opened a twitter account at twitter.com/sitara68

I don't have it set up to send to my LJ and I probably won't but if you want to follow me by text message, feel free.

The Books Meme!

"Here are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" byLibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline theones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn'tfinish."

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick (I bogged down with "Call me Ishmael.")
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice

Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace (I have tried to read this 3 or 4 times but everytime the Prince leaves her, I get sad and don't want to read it anymore)
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
Angels & Demons

The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince

The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers 

Interesting... (thanks perfect_drug)

How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a New Left Hipster, also known as a MoveOn.org liberal, a Netroots activist, or a Daily Show fanatic. You believe that if we really want to defend American values, conservatives must be exposed, mocked, and assailed for every fanatical, puritanical, warmongering, Constitution-shredding ideal for which they stand.

I resemble all of these, yet they forgot to add Colbert Report fanatic along with The Daily Show. I am a member of Moveon.org since 2003 and I consider myself a Netroots activist. There you go. Looks like a pretty accurate survey.
And I just donated to his campaign the other day.

99% Dennis Kucinich
96% Mike Gravel
81% John Edwards
79% Joe Biden
78% Chris Dodd
77% Barack Obama
74% Hillary Clinton
71% Bill Richardson
27% Rudy Giuliani
25% Ron Paul
18% John McCain
13% Mike Huckabee
12% Mitt Romney
9% Tom Tancredo
4% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

If Edwards wins, I will be ecstatic.
If Obama wins, I will be very happy and supportive.
If Hillary wins, I will very disappointed but begrudgingly supportive.


I know where to get live Mistletoe.  There is a tree at the Park & Ride that has actual Mistletoe growing in it.  This is an astounding fact, because Mistletoe is becoming more and more rare these years with deforestation.  I would very much like to have some of this mistletoe for to bless my household and if possible, put some in the live trees I have in my yard.  Does anyone know how to transplant Mistletoe from one tree to another? 

UPDATE: Okay, maybe I don't want to infect my trees with mistletoe as it might kill them according to this article:




LJ Year in Review


spinthemoon is doing it, I suppose I should, too.  Not really, but it looks like a fun thing to do.  After going over my year, I realize, I haven't writting much but here is it nonetheless:



No Words

Wounded Soldiers from Iraq asked to pay back signing bonuses???

Can someone please tell me WTF is wrong with this picture?!?!?!?!?


This day was known to the colonists who first celebrated with the Natives in the New World as Harvest Home!!

Blessed Harvest Home to you all!!!

We have a tradition in this house where I bake whatever dessert item those who live in the household want.  The requests this year are an Apple Crumb Pie and a Pecan Pie.  I baked both last night.  I am baking a blueberry pie for myself today and a cherry for weekend guests tomorrow.  In addition to baking pies, I baked the cornbread last night and boiled the giblets for the gravy and stuffing and made the Cranberry Compote from a Barefoot Contessa recipe.  It is chilling in the refrigerator now.

This holiday we are having a simple meal with good wine.  Since there are only three of us, I am roasting Cornish Hens with cornbread stuffing, turkey and chicken giblet gravy and I haven't decided whether I'm going to roast or sautee the brussel sprouts.  Of course there will be fresh bread, as well.  For appetizers, I have a good cheese wine with crackers topped with some homemade preserves and/or some Laughing Cow cheese and pretzels.  There is a choice between a Pinot Gris or a Beaujelais for dinner and a nice white wine for dessert. 

I hope your Harvest Meal is full of wonderful foods, smells and most especially friendship and abundance for the winter months.

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