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From CNN:
(I bolded the bold stuff-mjs)

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Rep. Pete Stark, D-California, is facing fire from Republicans for comments on the House floor Thursday suggesting Americans are dying in Iraq for President Bush's amusement.

Sharply critical of Bush’s veto of the children's health insurance legislation, Stark said Republicans are spending money "to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough … to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

[snip--it's here in the article that some jag-off "keep sending young Americans off to die for Bush's war" everbloviatingGOPstomper says something about Stark being in poor taste or smelling like testicles--click on the link if you're into that sort of thing]

Stark later issued a statement saying, "I have nothing but respect for our brave men and women in uniform and wish them the very best,” said Stark. “But I respect neither the Commander-in-Chief who keeps them in harms way nor the chickenhawks in Congress who vote to deny children health care."

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


And the heavens opened, and great winged angels descended through the clouds as trumpets filled the hearts of men with joyous calling; children made merry in the streets, and Rush Limbaugh fell into his own anus, and Dick Cheney barricaded himself inside a Virginia liquor store and demanded the world cave in to his demand for was said that during this time the president, George W. Bush, upon hearing the Stark Truth, screamed like a banshee and tore wildly at his clothing and struck madly at his Secret Service agents, then stumbled into the October night of the nation's capital, heaving and clawing at the air, covered in mud and feces, commander of nothing, a broken clown of despair, the last King of America.

Or maybe I dreamed it.


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Submitted by Ruth on

When in doubt, lie. Boehner calling on Stark to apologize because of the insult to the troops. I guess admitting they have heads and are getting them cut off is an insult now. The last refuge of scoundrels.


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If, as he claims to want us to believe, the name was pronounced "Bayner" then one presumes he would spell it, um, "Bayner."

There is the well-known rule in English grammer that is explained to schoolchildren as "when two vowels walk together the first one does the talking." Thus with an O and an E next to each other, the O is the one pronounced.

Most people with funny-sounding or oddly-spelled furrin-style names got the problem corrected by helpful immigration workers when the family came through Ellis Island back when the words on the Statue of Liberty were still operative. Maybe we should check "Boner's" family tree to see if he is descended from illegal immigrants who skipped the Ellis Island stop.

In the meantime I think we are obliged to respect our language's rules. A Boner he is and a Boner he shall ever be. His only hope of redemption would be to quit the Republican Party and become a human being, but I see little prospect of this.

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Submitted by vastleft on

I think the Old Testament is quite clear that two vowels shouldn't "walk together." In fact, YHWH seems to take a dim view of vowels in general.

For his delusions as the instrument of biblical raputre, perhaps.

To line his pocketbook and those of his fellow oil men, possibly.

To bolster his ego as a leader in times of crisis even if those crises are self induced, likely.

Amusement, no. One needs a certain amount of detached intellect in order to be amused by a war that one is not witnessing first hand and this guy doesn't have a lick of that.

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Thomas, remember his glee at Carla Faye tucker pleading for him to spare her life? He effing mocked her! "1 Million Iraqis dead and blowed up? Hehehehe" Our famous Sniggerer in chief.

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Submitted by MJS on


American Heritage Dictionary

1. The state of being amused, entertained, or pleased.

2. Something that amuses, entertains, or pleases.



1. a feeling of delight at being entertained

2. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention [syn: entertainment]


Amusement is as amusement does...