Craziest US Election in Living History

You know, the Democrats should simply rush Dodd’s bill through Congress tomorrow and smile…



WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

The Onion As Prophet.

The President's Secret Plan To Fight Inflation

Sec. 8. Review.

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.

So if Henry Paulson decides that he’d rather spend the $700bn on going to Disneyland instead, there’s nothing that anybody can do about it?

An anonymous Democratic congressman writes:

Paulsen and congressional Republicans, or the few that will actually vote for this (most will be unwilling to take responsibility for the consequences of their policies), have said that there can’t be any “add ons,” or addition provisions. Fuck that. I don’t really want to trigger a world wide depression (that’s not hyperbole, that’s a distinct possibility), but I’m not voting for a blank check for $700 billion for those mother fuckers.


I’m open to other ideas, and I am looking for volunteers who want to hold the sons of bitches so I can beat the crap out of them.

Font Jokes!

A sans-serif face walks into the street and is hit by a Swiss Modernist truck. The carnage is grotesk... but you know, akzidenz happen.

More here, if you can face them…

US Government: New Sponsors of Man Utd

I Can See Russia From My House!

Tina Fey is awesome.

We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.

Hold On Now, Youngster was summer.

We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed is winter.

The Indelicates, The 229

Well, that was pretty amazing.

"I have to stand up for this one."

I was worried that they wouldn't play Our Daughters Will Never Be Free (it's one of my favourite songs of the year), but I was taken aback by the furious delivery. And I didn't feel too old for once! Even if most of their songs seem to be about indie kids ageing and not dealing with it well. I think I may be on the younger side of things at the Saint Etienne concert this weekend too. I'm a bit worried about being the oldest at the Johnny Foreigner and Los Campesinoes! concerts, mind you...

At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

Whatever happened to the honourable campaign, I wonder?


…should I be worried that I have money in Wachovia?