DB sent me this and it made me laugh.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
Dear Abby,  
I am a sailor in the Navy. My parents live in a suburb of Seatle and one of my sisters, who lives in Teran, is married to an Islamic extremist. My father and mother have recently been arrested for selling crack cocaine to a kindergarten class and are currently dependent on my other two sisters, who are prostitutes in Tacoma. I have two brothers, one who is currently serving a non-parole life sentence in Texas for the rape & murder of a teenage boy in 1994. The other currently in jail in Florida on charges of incest with his three children.  
I have recently become engaged to marry a former prostitute who lives in Los Angeles and indeed is still a part-time "working girl", however, her time there is limited as she has recently been infected with an STD. We intend to marry as soon as possible and are currently looking into the possibility of opening our own brothel with my fiance utilizing her knowledge of the industry working as the manager. I am hoping my two sisters would be interested in joining our team. Although I would prefer them not to prostitute themselves, at least it would get them off the streets and hopefully the heroin.  
My problem is this: I love my fiancee and look forward to bringing her into the family and of course I want to be totally honest with her. Should I tell her about my cousin who is a Republican?
Ooo!! Just one more!
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


Tugly and Da Man!  
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My posting policies.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
I want to clarify my general principles of posting on LF...  
I don't call people names.  
I don't 1-vote links based on political disagreement. If I 1-vote you, I will tell you why in comments. [EXAMPLE]  
I will not personally attack another user. I may call your argument or assertion idiotic, but I will not call you an idiot.  
I try to keep political rhetoric general rather than specific. [EXAMPLE: I may say, "The Left wants to weaken the military." I will not say, "budfields wants to weaken the military."]  
I will engage you in an argument seriously if you can do likewise.  
I do not dominate LF with political postings.  
In the first 6 months of this year, I posted a total of 9 links under 'government' [link].  
glitch p-udding, in contrast, posted a total of 267 links, in the same time period, under 'government' [link].  
If you descend into name-calling [EXAMPLE], I will belittle you [EXAMPLE]  
I do not hold a grudge or take things personally. This is the internet, not real life. If you've called me names, yelled at me, 1-voted me, or attacked me personally, I am ready to begin anew every day.  
I am the most self-deprecating user I know. I do not take myself seriously.  
I laugh and make jokes about everything, including politics.  
I am not bothered or offended if you put me in your killfile. I have no one in mine.
Hillary gets it, Tugly faints.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
I say, good for her.  
Sen. Hillary Clinton blasts Bush assassination film  
CHAPPAQUA — Sen. Hillary Clinton this morning blasted the producers of a new film depicting the assassination of Pres. George W. Bush.  
"I think it's despicable," Clinton said of "Death of a President," a fictional film that features a staged assassination of the president in 2007. "I think it's absolutely outrageous. That anyone would even attempt to profit on such a horrible scenario makes me sick."
Full story.  
Journal flashback: When Tugly defended Hillary.
Beginning again on a bright note.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
Please welcome to the world...  
Tyler Evan Tugly
Tyler was born this morning at 7:52 am EST.  
Whew! We're beat!  
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An appreciation.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
I like darkstar very much because he honors the Socratic conditions of dialogue: candor, intelligence, and good will.  
And I appreciate that.
Dear whoever-you-are...
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
Stop turning off my hidden login.
Recently read...
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago

Click image to view book on Amazon.  
Bob Casey, Jr.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
I just watched the Meet the Press debate between Rick Santorum and Bob Casey, Jr.  
I'd never seen Casey in a speaking forum before; but I had read that he was a poor closer.  
Those reports are true. Casey has little political talent.  
From a purely presentational point of view, Santorum kicked Casey's ass.  
Santorum was assertive and confident; Casey dithered and seemed both dull and nervous.  
Debate transcript.  
Meet the Press podcast.  
Tugly's take on Bob Casey Jr's primary victory.
At gunpoint.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
Fox News journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig converted to Islam at gunpoint before being released.  
The thoughtful Islamic missionaries were kind enough to record the joyful event on video.  
Here's how!  
How to convert to Islam:  
1. Quietly, to yourself, make the intention to embrace Islam as your faith.  
2. Say the following words with clarity of intention, firm faith and belief:  
3. Say: "Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill Allah." (I bear witness that there is no diety but Allah.)  
4. Say: "Wa ash-hadu ana Muhammad ar-rasullallah." (And I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.)  
5. Take a shower, symbolically cleansing yourself of your past life.  
6. Learn how to pray and practice Islam in your daily life.  
7. Continue to learn, study, and grow in your new faith.  
1. Before embracing Islam, be sure to spend time studying the faith, reading books, and learning from other Muslims.  
2. Your conversion should be based on knowledge, certainty, acceptance, submission, truthfulness, and sincerity.  
3. It is not required to have Muslim witnesses to your conversion, but many prefer to have such support.  
4. If you wish to go for Hajj (pilgrimage), a "certificate of Islam" may be required. Contact your local Islamic center to obtain one.  
I'm sure you join me in wishing Steve and Olaf well in their new faith!
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


"Who rang that bell?!?"  
"We want to see the Wizard!"  
"No one sees the Great Oz! Not nobody, not no how!"  
"Oh, please! I came here to get some courage."  
"And I came for a heart."  
"And I need a brain!"  
"Well? What is it you want?"  
"Is Dorothy here?"
20,000th journal entry.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago

"Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults."  
- Benjamin Franklin
Race-baiting from the left.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


Read how the left was caught using race-baiting techniques (in 2006!!!) here.
Good move.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


My favorites for 2008 so far.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
My number one pick for President in '08 is Condoleeza Rice, of course.  
Here are my other picks in order of preference so far.  
1) Condoleeza Rice  
2) Mitt Romney  
3) Rudolph Giulianni  
4) Sam Brownback  
5) Mike Huckabee  
6) John McCain
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
beaglebot> Check this out and tell me how you feel about linkfilter being used this way  
Bud Tugly> It doesn't bother me. We all have our reasons for posting. I wouldn't judge it out of bounds as long as it isn't racial hate-speech or kiddie porn.  
beaglebot> Bud, it'[s commercial spam, I just dleted 300 users because of that post and links back to it, as usual, you are a complte and totla fucking idiot  
beaglebot> and your opinion matters as much as a dry fart  
* * * beaglebot goes back to deleting accounts  
Bud Tugly> And your vitriol and name-calling reflects on you.  
beaglebot> yes it it does  
beaglebot> and it doesn'tt change the fact that you're an idiot  
Bud Tugly> Hahaha! There you go again! :)
Reuters admits doctoring Beirut photo
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
From here:  
...Reuters has since withdrawn the photograph from its website, along a message admitting that the image was distorted, and an apology to editors.  
In the message, Reuters said that "photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvenience."
The blogosphere strikes again!
The commentary that shook the blogosphere.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
I read a lot of commentary everyday: ten to fifteen newspaper editorials, about twenty columnists, dozens of blog posts from all over the political spectrum, and a lot of talk radio from Limbaugh and Hugh Hewitt on the right, to NPR in the middle, to Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy on the left. All everyday.  
It isn't often when a piece shakes me so with its concision and intelligence. In fact, it shook a lot of us in the blogosphere.  
By Victor Davis Hanson:  
When I used to read about the 1930s — the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain, and Germany, the appeasement in France and Britain, the murderous duplicity of the Soviet Union, and the racist Japanese murdering in China — I never could quite figure out why, during those bleak years, Western Europeans and those in the United States did not speak out and condemn the growing madness, if only to defend the millennia-long promise of Western liberalism.  
Of course, the trauma of the Great War was all too fresh, and the utopian hopes for the League of Nations were not yet dashed. The Great Depression made the thought of rearmament seem absurd. The connivances of Stalin with Hitler — both satanic, yet sometimes in alliance, sometimes not — could confuse political judgments.  
But nevertheless it is still surreal to reread the fantasies of Chamberlain, Daladier, and Pope Pius, or the stump speeches by Charles Lindbergh (“Their [the Jews’] greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio, and our government”) or Father Coughlin (“Many people are beginning to wonder whom they should fear most — the Roosevelt-Churchill combination or the Hitler-Mussolini combination.”) — and it is even more baffling to consider that such men ever had any influence.  
Not any longer...  
Read the full piece here.  
Victor Davis Hanson is a Democrat.
A tribute.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
I don't know about you, but I always thought that Skip Stephenson was cool and should've had a bigger career.
Some tough hide.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


For all you super-sensitive types - here's some tough elephant hide.  
Wear it.
Military/Industrial Complex 2260
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


Israeli Defense Forces warning
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


IDF warns Lebanese citizens to evacuate villages (July 25):  
"To all citizens south of the Litani River  
Due to the terror activities being carried out against the State of Israel from  
within your villages and homes, the IDF is forced to respond immediately against  
these activities, even within your villages. For your safety! We call upon you to  
evacuate your villages and move north of the Litani River."
The tasty ol' blue
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


MMMmmm... Yummy!
Hungry Hungry
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


Antibiotics always make me ravenously hungry.
My friend
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
deathburger is my political polar opposite.  
He has also been my good friend.  
We've argued and kidded each other over politics and the latest goings on in "DramaFilter".  
We've traded links to funny pictures and raunchy porn.  
I'll miss him.  
And I'll miss the /plinks and /p messages that made our odd friendship possible - without all the pressure to treat "that conservative" or "that liberal" like shit.
Dear Friends on the American Left,
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago


Dear Friends on the American Left,  
Thank you for the support of our campaign to counter the aggression of Israel and the Zionist dominated United States. I particularly want to thank Daily Kos for this post supporting our vision of a world without Israel.  
We are brothers together in our vision of a world without the modern, moderate democracy of Israel. May Allah bless your deeds.  
I pledge to you, in thanks for your bold vision and work to defeat the Zionist Bush regime, these two concessions:  
1.) When Israel has been destroyed, we shall allow any Jewish homosexuals we find still alive in the new Palestine, to marry before we cut off their heads.  
2.) We will institute a socialized medicine scheme to pay for free clitorectomies of the Jewish women we enslave for the sexual pleasure of our men. We do not want the women to enjoy the rapings too much! <- (A little joke.)  
Once again, thank you for your support!  
Sincerely yours,  
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  
Supreme Leader of Iran
Trade vs. Mass Market
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
Anybody know the difference between a trade paperback book and a mass market paperback book?
Supes Returns.
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
Not as good as Superman: The Movie.  
Slightly better than Superman II. (Only because Richard Lester is a tool.)  
Brandon Routh is no Marlon Brando. (If you saw the movie, you know what I mean.)  
No one could've beaten Christopher Reeve in the role. Routh is a good kid.
Regime Change Iran
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago



Fox News vs. MSNBC
Posted by Bud Tugly 13 years ago
ConfederateYankee tips us here to Ray Robinson's new feature at FoxNews.com: The Saddam Dossier. Put simply, FoxNews has found a specialist and assigned him to dive into the untranslated docs being published on the web by the military.  
What a concept! - original reporting on crucial primary documents left untouched by the mainstream media (MSM).  
Meanwhile, the collapsing LA Times runs a sympathy piece on its television counterpart, MSNBC:  
For NBC Universal — whose parent General Electric has long preached the need to be No. 1 or 2 in every business segment — MSNBC has become the Problem That Can't Be Fixed.
So, what to do with the "Problem That Can't Be Fixed"? It appears that MSNBC will adopt the LA Times' strategy of changing nothing on the theory that it is the audience that is too stupid to pay attention:  
The network has yet to name a replacement [for Rick Kaplan]. Early speculation has centered on Phil Griffin, a veteran MSNBC producer who helps oversee NBC's "Today Show." But NBC News President Steve Capus cautioned that viewers should expect a tune-up rather than a salvage job.  
"There's no need to scrap everything and start from scratch," Capus said in a interview Friday. "We're not going to completely change direction…. I see it as part of the continual evolution of this channel." Capus added that he's especially pleased with ratings growth for Matthews' "Hardball" and Olbermann's "Countdown." Capus said that, in contrast to a year or so ago, he now believes MSNBC is in "a good place."  
Still, it's clear that some major changes are on the way.
So... the MSNBC brain trust, that will try and fix the problem, appears to consist primarily of those who helped make the problem. Riiiiight.  
Lots of people watch lots of cable news, they just don't watch MSNBC.  
They do watch FNC.  
And NBC just can't figure out why.  
Is it possible that the politics of the NBC brass might be getting in the way, as it does in the management offices of the LA Times?  
Click here for FoxNews' 1st installment of "The Saddam Dossier".