Friday, August 31, 2007



After exhaustive research, DNA sampling has proven positive the claims by Fred Thompson that he is in fact, NOT RELATED to Fred Flintstone.

Thompson, the former Senator from Tennessee was so happy at the news, he was heard to say a very large "Yabba Dabba Doo". Coincidentally, Thompson graduated yabba dabba doo from the University of Nowhere.


The Associated Press is reporting that in light of the recent scandal from stall number three at the Minneapolis Airports men's bathroom, Idaho's Senator Craig will announce his resignation tomorrow.
But that is not the worse news, to go along with the announced departure of Senator Allard from Colorado, comes the death blow....30 year senior Senator from Virginia, John Warner has announced he will likely retire at the end of his term.
Things looked dicey enough as is, having to defend 22 of their Senate seats to the liberals 12, having to explain the actions of the present administration, as well as already feeling the back end of a 51 to 49 Democratic majority (and listening to Ms. Pelosi to boot), but with these departures, things really, really do not look good for the conservatives in the next election.


"I am not gay, and I never have been"
Senator Larry Craig
Like people can turn it off and on like a light switch. Interestingly enough, I had a lengthy conversation with a devout fellow employee at work, who thinks homosexuality is a learned behavior ( a result of his religious studies, to be sure). I personally believe it is an innate character trait, and not at all learned. I do realize that I have absolutely no personal knowledge of what it is to be gay, or when someone begins to experience overwhelmingly homosexual leanings, but I cannot imagine someone wanting or desiring to be persecuted and humiliated for your sexual preferences. I say this because of the strong feelings towards quote / unquote "alternative lifestyles" by the straight, and religious communities.
I cannot imagine what is more difficult...feeling like you have to hide your sexual identity, or "come out" as they say, and risk condemnation and ridicule for something I would imagine is well beyond their control.
Nothing more than bigotry in my eyes, and heart.
Hate is such an ugly thing.
Not just in the "World according to Kimba", but everywhere.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Harriet Miers, John Ashcroft and now poor Alberto. Get the feeling the Bush administration can't keep a lawyer? Here are some possible candidates for the recent position opening of Attorney general....Jacoby (or Myers) Larry H. Parker, anyone from L.A. Law or Boston Legal, or how about Michael Brown...he could go from F.E.M.A. to F.E.E.B.L.E.?
But seriously Mr. Bush, how about a lawyer who places more value to upholding his oath, than running legal interference to an oaf ?


Another highly devout conservative arrested for a weird sex-based perverted crime.
Senator Larry Craig, a
'conservative' Republican was arrested for lewd conduct
in a Minnesota airport men's restroom in June.
It marks the second such arrest for a Republican elected official in the past couple of months.
It also marks another amazing example of hypocrisy on the part of the Republican Party.
The Roll Call article describes, in detail, the encounter that resulted in Craig's arrest.
I had no idea there was an entire 'code' for seeking a bathroom encounter.
But it appears that Larry Craig did. He actually plead guilty to lewd conduct and paid a fine.
He remains on probation in the State of Minnesota (and should be).
Personally, I am so sick of every politician claiming to be religious, an active devotee of prayer, and a regular church goer in order to get elected, I could puke.
Can we please just end the hypocracy?
Just one...All I ask is that just one presidential candidate tell the truth.
About anything.
It's not that hard. I do it all the time.
Do it enough and it might just become second nature, even to a politician.
And you know what? The public will be attracted to you.
You would be a rare commodity. You will be a leader.
Senator Craig, now that his secret is he was not "outed."
He in fact is a full "blown" heterosexual, whose only misgivings was pleading guilty to a melicious charge from those who have "been out to get me."

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Fred Thompson, the cagey old coot (and two term senator) from Tennessee has effectively found a way to avoid FEC financial reporting issues: submission of financial holdings, as well as reporting his financial contributions towards his non-declared presidential run.

The FEC does allow an exemption for someone who wishes to test the waters before jumping into the murky presidential tide pools. The FEC gives clear guidelines for whether someone is "testing the waters", or running an undeclared candidacy in name only. Here is one violation to think about....

A. 11 CFR 100.72(B)(2) -- "The individual raises funds in excess of what could reasonably be expected to be used for exploratory activities or undertakes activities designed to amass campaign funds that would be spent after he or she becomes a candidate."
Mr. Thompson is quoted as saying "You're either running or you're not running.
I think the steps we've taken are pretty obvious."
Lane Hudson, of the blog "" (make this one a daily read), has thrown down the gauntlet and filed a complaint with the FEC charging the amount of donations he has received (reportedly $3.4million as of July 31st, with $72,000.00 earmarked for the general election), the years lease he has signed a contract for as his official headquarters ($88,789.00), $168,000.00 spent for Internet services, as well as his exemption for $25,000.00 plus in legal fees, make utilization of the "testing the waters" exemption moot, if not an absolute farce. Mr. Hudson, you may recall used his other blogs to expose the Mark Foley sexual advance communiques.
June 4th: Mr. Thompson was quoted as saying "I can't remember exactly the point that I said, 'I'm going to do this, But when I did, the thing that occurred to me: 'I'm going to tell people that I am thinking about it and see what kind of reaction I get to it.' "
August 17th: Mr. Thompson said, "We are going to be getting in if we get in, and of course, we are in the testing the waters phase," he said, adding, "we're going to be making a statement shortly that will cure all of that. But yeah, we'll be in traditionally when people get in this race".
Mr. Thompson should formally announce, and announce today. In not doing so, he has, in effect, thumbed his nose to all existing FEC rules and guidelines for the actions of a pres. candidate.
And that is "The World According to Kimba"
Thanks for reading (and caring)

Saturday, August 25, 2007


"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." -- on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005

"Go fuck yourself." --to Sen. Patrick Leahy, during an angry exchange on the Senate floor about profiteering by Halliburton, June 25, 2004

"In Iraq, a ruthless dictator cultivated weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. He gave support to terrorists, had an established relationship with al Qaeda, and his regime is no more." –Nov. 7, 2003

"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." --March 16, 2003

"I had other priorities in the sixties than military service." –on his five draft deferments, April 5, 1989

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Just when you thought you have seen everything on the Internet, comes Click on the link and put in your most oft times ordered Starbucks drink, and up pops a brief description of you, including what other beverage you most often drink, and where you can be found most of the time. great fun....check this out!!!! Here are the descriptions of me based on what I order at the Bucks around the corner from me (@ 4am when it opens).
Behold the Oracle's wisdom: Venti drip with room
Personality type: Ass-clown
You tell people that you're an executive at your company. You think that your repeated references to being "addicted" to caffeine make you seem intriguing and dangerous. People think you're a sucker because you spend 60% of your annual income at Starbucks. Everyone who drinks venti drip with room ends up addicted to crack.
Also drinks: Zima
Can also be found at: Karaoke bars

Behold the Oracle's wisdom: Venti Caramel Macciato
Personality type: Clueless
You don't go to Starbucks much; when you do you just tag along with other people since you have nothing better to do. You would like to order a Tazo Chai Crème but don't know how to pronounce it. Most people who drink venti caramel macchiato are strippers.
Also drinks: Wine coolers
Can also be found at: The mall

Monday, August 13, 2007


Help Wanted: Bush administration.
Constant openings / opportunities.
Inquire within, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Here is an unofficial list of all those who have gotten smart and resigned.
Unofficial because I must have missed somebody, its hard to keep score.
Paul O'Neill
Rosario Marin
Christie Todd Whitman
Karl Rove
Paul Redmond
Don Rumsfeld
Admiral Poindexter
Jack Pritchard
Larry Thompson
Richard Haass
Victoria Clarke
Mel Martinez
Linda Cavez
T E Novotny
Tom Scully
George Tenet
Billy Tauzin
John Korsmo
Otto Reich
James Baker
Theo Olson
Jesse Robertson
James Pavitt
Richard Perle
Bradley Buckles
Robert Jordan
John Ashcroft
Karen Hughes
Tom Pickard
Louis Freeh
Colin Powell
Rumors have it, legislation will be introduced to legalize lifeboat hanging from the West Wing to be used in emergencies. Oh baby, how the boat is taking on water.
And now, Shelley Winters will sing the National Anthem.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


The Iowa Straw Poll will take place this weekend, and although they do not usually call the winners of the upcoming elections (Bush in 2000, and Dole in 1996 and 1988), they do serve to show the door to all of those with absolutely no chance of winning.
So, with a tug o' the heart, and a tear in the eye, we say goodbye in advance to all of those Republican hopefuls that have been tilting at windmills hoping for another Ross Perot groundswell of support. These are mostly one topic candidates (illegal immigration), that were running to finish off their resumes.
Tommy Thompson
Tom Tancredo
Mike Huckabee
Sam Brownback
Duncan Hunter
Ron Paul

Sunday, August 5, 2007


From a headline from the Washington Post.....
Weapons Given by U.S. To Iraq Are Missing
The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, report shows.
Suddenly, I am not so ashamed to be a "cut and runner", as opposed to
the administration, who is "dumb and dumber."


If you read the editorial section of your newspaper, then you have probably read it. Political pundits have been spreading the word as loudly as they can. They say that if the report from General Petraius in September about the state of the Iraqi war is promising, it will be a death blow to the Democratic momentum in gaining back the top job, and the White House. They have even gone so far to say that the Democrats even WISH the war in Iraq goes badly for another year, so they can get elected. The bigger the casualty list, the stronger our chances at election.
OK, lets respond. This is absolute rubbish!!
The Democrats do not need, or want the Iraq war to stay the same or get worse. We do not need more deaths of our military heroes, we do not need the war to get worse in order to get elected. Anyone who thinks the only thing that went south during the Bush administration is the Iraq war, is either incredibly naive, or criminally insane. We have more ammunition than our servicemen overseas, for God sakes. Let's take a look at the many, many issues to explore...
The pathetic (continuing) response to Hurricane Katrina
A bulging deficit, despite being left a thriving economy and balanced budgets
An administration that prefers to operate under the cloak of darkness
An administration with many secrets of their nefarious dealings across the board
Our education system, which should be called "Our country left behind"
Numerous attacks to our constitution and individual rights
Our standing, and reputation in the world
Our crumbling infrastructure
Our crumbling faith in our government leaders
Government leaders currently, or soon to be found criminally guilty
The complete lack of ethics or morals in our leaders
I could go on and on, and I know you could as well....
You do not have to be a Rhodes Scholar to see more targets for the Democratic hopefuls than at a carnival game booth. It's time the Dem's address all the issues. They are tired of the war. Remind them we need help in many, many areas. And yes, we will cut spending where we need to, and transfer those funds to where we need them, not wasting the revenue on tax cuts for the high and mighty donors to their campaigns. This country needs help, and we Democrats are coming to the rescue. We are just a little busy right now investigating the past sins of the Bush administration. We have to. We can't let future administrations know their actions, possibly criminal actions, will go unheeded. They must answer to the law just like we do. Things are going to get better. Unless the electorate gets stupid again, and votes for four more years of the same old bullshit.
And that is the World According To Kimba. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Just a quick posting to document the almost daily flubs, gaffes and screw-ups from Senator Obama-nable. What did you expect, he is only a one time Senator for gawd sakes!!! The fact that he is still second in many polls is testiment to the weakness of the rest of the democratic field, especially John "sittin' behind my old lady's apron strings" Edwards.
Obama's biggest gaffes have all been on foreign policy, starting with the first presidential debate in April. Asked how he would respond to a pair of hypothetical Al Qaeda attacks, he talked about disaster response and then "potentially" taking action against the plotters while trying not to alienate anyone. Clinton simply said she would retaliate.
In last week's debate, Obama said he'd talk to any dictator without precondition. Clinton slammed him as "naive."
On Wednesday, days before this weekend's important forum of left-leaning bloggers at a DailyKos convention, he angered anti-war Democrats by saying he'd attack Pakistan to kill terrorists. He compounded the problem yesterday, giving a confused response to whether he'd use nukes to get Al Qaeda, then declared nuclear weapons were "not on the table."
His mistakes haven't all been about national security. He had to apologize to Indian immigrants in June after a campaign research paper on Clinton snidely described her as a "Democrat of Punjab." Indian-Americans then donated at least $2 million to her campaign.
And at a stop in Iowa, he asked folks if they'd checked the price of arugula in their local Whole Foods. The high-end natural foods chain has no branches in Iowa.
Finally, Obama went way overboard in talking about a May tornado that leveled a Kansas town. "Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed," he said. Twelve people actually died.


The question has been asked of me (paraphrased), "What do you expect to come out of the investigations of the Senate, and specifically, what do you think the testimony of Karl Rove will bring out into the open?
The true answer is I don't know. The Bush administration has clouded itself in a heightened sense of security since day 1 of its administration. The fact that they continually use 9/11 and the continuing fear of terrorist threats to do so, well, sickens me. But it obvious, at least to me and my fellow liberals that this administration is capable of the most nefarious deeds, up to/and including going to the hospital bedside of the (sedated) Attorney General hoping to get him to sign off on illegal wiretapping. A true class act. Here is a very short history of the first few years of the Bush secrecy agenda, courtesy of U.S. News and World Report...
Key Dates: Secrecy and the Bush Administration
Inauguration Day (1/20/01)
Administration freezes Clinton-era regulations, without allowing for public comment.
Attorney General John Ashcroft, reversing Clinton policy, encourages agencies to deny Freedom of Information Act requests if a "sound legal basis" exists.
President Bush signs U.S.A. Patriot Act, expanding law enforcement powers and government surveillance.
Congress's General Accounting Office sues Vice President Dick Cheney for refusing to disclose records of his energy task force; the GAO eventually loses its case. A separate private case is pending.
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card directs federal agencies to protect sensitive security information.
Bush signs Homeland Security Act. Its provisions restrict public access to information filed by companies about "critical infrastructure," among other matters.
Administration asks, in papers filed before the Supreme Court, for significant narrowing of the Freedom of Information Act.
Bush issues standards on classified material, favoring secrecy and reversing provisions on openness.
How about some more?
The "accidental" deletion of e-mails in the Rove offices.
The 911 report, parts of which are still not public
The strange relationship between the bush and Bin laden families
The doctoring of U.S. intel to justify going into Iraq
U.S. secret torture facilities in foreign lands
The millions of "missing" funds appropriated for the war
The strange relationship between Halliburton and Cheney / Bush
The airplane cockpit tapes from 911
The visitors logs from Bush and Cheney offices
and my list goes on and on...
It is obvious that the administration wants to operate in the black of night, without any freedom of information and/or public scrutiny. The Freedom of Information act has been weakened, as has habeus corpus and individual rights through the patriot act.
We have a right to know, don't we?
The bottom line for me is, "What are they hiding?