Monday, October 31, 2005

Bush Approval Ratings

Paraphrasing here:
66% of Americans think George W. Bush is doing a poor job on Iraq. The other 34% think Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs to church. -- Amy Poehler, SNL, 10-29-05

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Boycott List

Please, when you can, boycott these companies (and their products, following) that gave heavily to the Republican Party. Of course, anything to do with FOX should be punished.


1. Altria
2. Microsoft
3. UPS
4. AT&T
6. Citigroup
7. Pfizer
8. FedEx Corp.
9. Wal-Mart
10. Bristol-Myers
11. GlaxoSmithKline
12. ExxonMobil
13. Anheuser Busch
14. Time Warner
15. ChevronTexaco
16. PepsiCo
17. Schering Plough
18. Wyeth
19. Ford
20. Alticor Inc.
21. Archer Daniels Midland
22. AMR Corp
23. General Motors
24. BP plc
25. Disney

The following products are produced by the above companies and should be boycotted. Print out this list and keep it handy when shopping.

Marlboro, L&M, Basic, Virginia Slims, Parliament, Merit, Benson & Hedges, Lark, Chesterfield, Cambridge

Capri Sun, Country Time, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Tang

General Foods, International Coffees, Gevalia, Maxwell House, Sanka, Yuban

Baker's, Balance, Breyer's yogurt, Calumet, Certo, Cool Whip, Dream Whip, Ever-Fresh, Handi-Snacks, Jell-O, Light n' Lively low-fat yogurt, Sure-Jell

Alpha-Bits, Banana Nut Crunch, Blueberry Morning, 100% Bran, Bran Flakes, Cranberry Almond Crunch, Cream of Wheat, Cream of Rice, Fruit & Fibre, Golden Crisp, Grape-Nuts, Great Grains, Honey Bunches of Oats, Honeycomb, Oreo O's, Pebbles, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat, Toasties, Waffle Crisp

Cookies and crackers
Barnum's Animals, Better Cheddars, Kraft Cheese Nips, Chips Ahoy!, Handi-Snacks, Honey Maid, Newton's, Nilla, Nutter Butter, Oreo, Premium, Ritz, SnackWell's, Stella D'Oro, Teddy Grahams, Triscuit, Wheat Thins

Cornnuts, Planter's nuts

Pet snacks

Altoids, Creme Savers, Fruit Snacks, Gummi Savers, Jet-Puffed, Kraft caramels, Life Savers, Milka, Terry's, Toblerone, Trolli

Athenos, Cheez Whiz, Churny, Cracker Barrel, Deli Deluxe, Easy Cheese, Hoffman's, Kraft, Philadelphia, Polly-O, Temptee, Velveeta

Dairy products
Breakstone's sour cream and cottage cheese, Knudsen sour cream and cottage cheese, Kraft dips, Light n' Lively low-fat cottage cheese

'Ready meals'
Fresh Prep, It's Pasta Anytime, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Minute, Stove Top, Taco BellTM, Velveeta shells and cheese

Condiments, sauces, etc.
A.1. steak sauce, marinades and Worcestershire sauce; Bull's-Eye, Good Seasons, Grey Poupon, Kraft barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, salad dressings and mustard; Miracle Whip, Oven Fry, Seven Seas, Shake 'N Bake

Meats and meat alternatives
Louis Rich, Lunchables, Oscar Mayer, Boca

Pickles and sauerkraut

California Pizza KitchenTM, DiGiorno, Jack's, Tombstone

Microsoft Windows



MBNA Credit

Citibank - various financial products including banking services, credit cards, mortgages and loans.

Actifed, Anusol, Benylin
Benadryl, BENGAY, Corn Huskers, Cortizone, Desitin, Dramamine, e.p.t,
Emetrol, Efferdent, Effergrip, Fresh 'n Brite, Gelusil, Hemorid, Kaopectate, Listerine, Listermint, Lubriderm, Luden's, Micatin, Nasalcrom, Neosporin, Nicotrol, Pacquin, Pediacare, Plax, Polysporin, Progaine, Rogaine, Rolaids, Sinutab, Sudafed, Tucks, Unisom, Visine, Wart-Off, Zantac 75



Exedrin analgesics (painkillers), Boost energy drinks, ChoiceDM diabetic snacks, skin care, oral care and footcare products; Enfamil infant formulas.

Abreva cold sore remedy
Alluna herbal sleeping tablets, Aquafresh toothpaste
Citrucel laxative
Contac cold and 'flu remedies
Ecotrin aspirin
Gaviscon heartburn remedy Nicorette nicotine patches
Os-Cal calcium supplements
Tagament and Tums heartburn remedies

Exxon petrol and lubricants

ExxonMobil credit cards.


Budweiser, Michelob, ZiegenBock, Pacific Ridge Pale Ale, Busch, Natural

Malt liquors
Hurricane Malt Liquor, King Cobra

Malt beverages
Bacardi Silver Raz, Bacardi Silver O3, Bacardi Silver, Tequiza, "Doc's" Hard Lemon

Non-alcoholic beverages
180, O'Doul's, Busch NA

Theme parks
Busch Gardens, SeaWorld

Internet service providers and browsers
AOL, Netscape Navigator

Television networks
HBO, Cinemax, Warner Bros, CNN, Cartoon Network

Movie companies
Warner Bros studios, New Line Cinema, Hanna-Barbera, Castle Rock Entertainment

Little, Brown and Company, Warner Books

Time Inc magazines, DC Comics, IPC magazines

Chevron and Texaco petrol

Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Code Red, Sierra Mist, Lipton Brisk, Lipton Iced Tea, FruitWorks, AMP, Aquafina, Mr. Green, Mug Root Beer, Slice, Frappuccino, Quaker, Sugar Puffs

A+D babycare products Afrin nasal spray Claritin allergy treatment CoricidinHPB cold and 'flu remedy Correctol Drixoral allergy/sinus remedy GyneLotrimin Dr Scholl's footcare, Coppertone sun lotion

Advil painkillers, Alavert allergy remedy, Anbesol toothache remedy, Caltrate calcium supplement, Centrum vitamins, Chap Stick lip balm, Dimetapp cold and allergy medicine, FiberCon and Freelax laxatives, Preparation H haemorrhoid cream, Primatene asthma treatment, Robitussin cold and 'flu remedy

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin Hertz car rental

Quixtar toiletries and cleaning products, Body Series toiletries, Artistry cosmetics, Satinique shampoo, Glister toothpaste

Novasoy calcium supplement NutriSoy protein supplement Soy7 pasta, Natural Source supplements

American Airlines flights

Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Isuzu, Oldsmobile, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Subaru, Suzuki, Vauxhall

BP, Amoco and ARCO petrol and diesel

Walt Disney toys, stores, publications and films.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

My Apologies to Texas Democrats

Both of you. But I can't explain how great it is to have the most blue collar team, from one of the Bluest states, home of Barack Obama, kick the ass of the team from the mother of all red states in 4 games. A shutout. With the redest of president's parents there.

Hats off to the Chicago White Sox, from the immigrant, multi-ethnic, multi-colored neighborhoods of South Chicago, who beat the Texas energy-pollution capital of the world, Houston--home of Enron and Oil companies run by the ultra-wealthy friends of Bush.

Well, fuck them. Fuck the Bushes. Fuck Tom DeLay and all the rich rednecks in the Houston suburb of Sugarland. Fuck Kay Hutchinson. Fuck Rick Perry. They've been shipping shit and pollution to the rest of the world for years, and they thought they couldn't lose. The team run by a 41 year-old Venezuelan just kicked their team's ass in a sweep of epic proportions, fueled by the kind of heart and drive that makes baseball the great game that it is.

Sweeping generalizations, sure. Are there Republicans on the south side of Chicago? Of course. But the symbolism couldn't be more fitting for the times. Considering the problems of the Texas-based junta that has seriously fucked up entire world in 5 long years, this is that final symbolic straw that broke the pipeline's back. Maybe some humble pie will get Texas back on track. Hell, maybe they'll even re-elect Ann Richards.


Monday, October 24, 2005

The Leaker and Mrs. Wilson (pdf)

Trying to explain the whole Plamegate/CIA leak mess to your children? Try this very simple picture book that makes it so easy a first grader, or even Bush voter, could understand it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Prez Iraq team fought to squelch war critics

The New York Daily News World & National Report does a little background on why these treasonous theocratic plutocrats wanted to seriously fuck with anyone who dared debate them. I don't give a shit if they, and "the previous administration," all agreed Saddam actually had WMD. The fact is, BushCo didn't care about the truth as much as they cared about convincing everyone of their truth. So they passed off some badly forged letters through the Italians that claimed Saddam sought yellowcake from Niger. Wilson proved Saddam did no such thing. How dare he contradict the President of the US? They were going to show him, and they broke at least one law doing it.

Now they should have to pay. This president is a spoiled little frat boy who appoints his frat buddies to important positions they suck at. They have fucked up Iraq, this country, and most of the world. Their environmental record is a joke. The incompetence has cost trillions and will cost trillions more. And they're still coming back for more.

Fuck them. And fuck every Bush voter who has the balls to defend them now. Ted Rall has interesting suggestions about what should happen to them.