sounds like: "reprehensible" they might be giants

New items in my store!


i hate poop.

sounds like: "someday after a while" eric clapton

Random bathroom art at the Iron Horse.


4 out of 5

Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act
By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. In a new TV ad that repeats widely debunked claims about the Democratic tax plan, the Republican campaign calls Obama's tax increases "painful."

Under the economic plan proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, people earning more than $250,000 a year would pay more in taxes while those earning less — the vast majority of American taxpayers — would receive a tax cut.

Although Republican John McCain claims that Obama would raise taxes, the independent Tax Policy Center and other groups conclude that four out of five U.S. households would receive tax cuts under Obama's proposals.

"We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people," Biden said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: "It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."

McCain released a television ad Thursday charging that Obama would increase the size of the federal government amid an economic crisis. Contending that "a big government casts a big shadow on us all," the ad features the image of a shadow slowly covering a sleeping baby as a narrator misstates the reach of the Obama tax proposal.

"Obama and his liberal congressional allies want a massive government, billions in spending increases, wasteful pork," the ad says. "And we would pay — painful income taxes, skyrocketing taxes on life savings, electricity and home heating oil. Can your family afford that?"

The McCain campaign said the ad is set to run nationally.




I heart Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.



sounds like: "abba zaba" captain beefheart and the magic band

My wedding gift for my dearest Mrs. Meg.

dvd explosion!

sounds like: "walk away" the game

I've been finding amazing DVD deals lately on some movies I've been wanting to own ($3.00 at BigLots and BOGO at DeepDiscount.com). Some recently viewed delights (old favorites and long desired watches)...


James Smith

sounds like: "has been" william shatner

Farewell, Purple Man.


my garden

sounds like: "it's love that really counts" the shirelles



sounds like: "my wandering days are over" belle and sebastian

Last week I shot some promo pictures for that crazy Lost tribute band, the Others, at the Smith Botanic Garden. The garden was unbelievable. Aside from the band, I only had time to snap two pictures of koi from their greenhouse pond. I plan to go back and visually document every cool plant there someday.


Obama vs. Bush Administration

Obama might pursue criminal charges against Bush
By Elana Schor in Washington

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden said yesterday that he and running mate Barack Obama could pursue criminal charges against the Bush administration if they are elected in November.
Biden's comments, first reported by ABC news, attracted little notice on a day dominated by the drama surrounding his Republican counterpart, Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
But his statements represent the Democrats' strongest vow so far this year to investigate alleged misdeeds committed during the Bush years.
"If there has been a basis upon which you can pursue someone for a criminal violation, they will be pursued," Biden said during a campaign event in Deerfield Beach, Florida, according to ABC.
"[N]ot out of vengeance, not out of retribution," he added, "out of the need to preserve the notion that no one, no attorney general, no president -- no one is above the law."
Obama sounded a similar note in April, vowing that if elected, he would ask his attorney general to initiate a prompt review of Bush-era actions to distinguish between possible "genuine crimes" and "really bad policies".
"[I]f crimes have been committed, they should be investigated," Obama told the Philadelphia Daily News. "You're also right that I would not want my first term consumed by what was perceived on the part of Republicans as a partisan witch hunt, because I think we've got too many problems we've got to solve."
Congressional Democrats have issued a flurry of subpoenas this year to senior Bush administration aides as part of a broad inquiry into the authorisation of torturous interrogation tactics used at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
Three veterans of the Bush White House have been held in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to respond to subpoenas: former counsel Harriet Miers, former political adviser Karl Rove, and current chief of staff Josh Bolten. The contempt battle is currently before a federal court.

* guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2008


mr. handz

sounds like: "parody" utada hikaru


sounds like: "cloverleaf" dragon ash