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Friday, October 28, 2005

THE SILENT SHORES OF MESOPOTAMIA

We here at Bring It On always take great pleasure in introducing new talent from the Blog world. It always feels good to throw the little guy a bone or two to help him along the way. What the heck, a little charity goes along way.

This week, we are happy to introduce to you August Pollak. August has a great site called xoverboard.com that only has had about a million visitors drawn to his mix of humor, art and progressive political insight.

If that wasn't obscure enough, August is the Webmaster and Associate Editor for a little thing called CampusProgress.org. CampusProgress.org is a project of the Center for American Progress, one of the best non-partisan research and education institutes out there.  CampusProgress.orgs mission is to "strengthen progressive voices on college and university campuses nationwide; counter the growing influence of right-wing groups on campus; and empower new generations of progressive leaders."

Like we said, we like to promote the little guy. One day if we are lucky, we can be as little as August Pollak.

It's an honor to have you here.

THE SILENT SHORES OF MESOPOTAMIA

By August J. Pollak

It’s sort of been a terrible week for waiting.  We were supposed to get indictments on Wednesday, then told they would come on Thursday, where we were then given a Fox News special bulletin announcing that there wouldn’t be.  Plus, Harriet Miers was cut loose this morning, apparently after the Administration finally accepted that she could very well be the only person in the Bush White House who is less qualified for her appointed position than Bush himself.  So now we’re waiting for the new nominee, which means everyone on every right-wing weblog has gone back to all the posts they wrote about how much they want to make thousands of babies with Janice Rogers Brown two months ago and change the date to now.  Now I’m waiting for the ulcer I got two months ago reading them the first time to pass again.  Thanks, assholes.

The process of selecting a Supreme Court Justice is very much like alchemy.  By that I do not mean it’s a careful mixture of specific elements that make a person to determine the perfect recipe for a pristine judicial system, but that Bush has in fact a cadre of soulless homunculi at his whim, spawned from the aftermath of human transmutation gone wrong.  This partially explains why Robert Bork not only remains alive but still appears on talk shows to rant about not being appointed.  And, frankly, why Miers looks like that.  And why Dick Cheney is missing internal organs.  With the Miers nomination gone horribly awry, expect Bush to sacrifice his left leg in order to restore her to her position as White House Counsel.

The Bastard, on the other hand, is likely waiting impatiently for this post, which by telling me he would need before midnight is of course coming at about 11:30 PM.  It does not help that between my Metro stop and my apartment is both a McDonalds and an Electronics boutique, forcing me to choose between returning to my computer and, having faced eight straight hours of television news about the same damn thing, write about Supreme Court nominees, or purchase an entire SACK of one-dollar double cheeseburgers and a copy of Civilization IV

So have I maintained my ever-objective sense of inquiry about today’s political news?  Let’s just say I am incredibly bloated and just built the Colossus.

August J. Pollak is the creator of the political cartoon XQUZYPHYR & Overboard. He’s never heard of you, either.

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Comments

No questions Civ 4. Brilliant!

Posted by: The Cranky Liberal | Oct 28, 2005 6:51:09 AM

WoW is better!

Posted by: The Bastard | Oct 28, 2005 6:57:07 AM

The mention of the almost lustful adoration of Janice Brown is well noted and quite telling. She's everything they love - a black woman loony right winger who loves corporate America! Heck, if she'd only left some pubic hairs here and there, she'd be infinitely perfect!!!

Posted by: Jersey McJones | Oct 28, 2005 10:55:37 AM

Love the alchemy analogy. explains a lot.

Two PM today--better go the right uh whatever way--just better have indictments

And Jersey you have studied Janice Brown's pubic hairs? Yuck

Posted by: pia | Oct 28, 2005 11:19:45 AM

August,

Gotta admit, I am a bit a fan, it is certainly a pleasure to read you here at Bring It On!

Now I am just sitting here in my cube, waiting to loudly rejoice in the indictments coming today! What a way to top a good week…

Posted by: chris in idaho | Oct 28, 2005 11:44:31 AM

(Seething with jealousy and resentment as my desire to purchase Civilization IV has been beaten down by the ever present reminders of my debt piling up next to me on my desk.)

Posted by: MoxieGrrrl | Oct 28, 2005 11:45:04 AM

I just hope they don't clone those missing Cheney organs into something equally nasty but in better health. Brrrrr!

Posted by: Jet | Oct 28, 2005 12:24:37 PM

Great post. I like the alchemy comparison. That explains why Bork looks so rigid and cadaverous.

Posted by: Tom Harper | Oct 28, 2005 2:50:17 PM

You just found yourself a new fan. Brilliant!

Posted by: Rhonda | Oct 28, 2005 3:21:29 PM

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