The Sassy Sundries: My Week in Review

Happy Friday! It’s time once again for me to give my weekly tally of things political, personal, and nonsensical (idea stolen from the Bean Counter column in Boston’s Weekly Dig).

Here are this week’s Sassy Sundries:

My effing leg caused me to miss Grey’s Anatomy last night. One of these days, I should become a real American and get cable. Don’t tell me what happened. I’ll watch it online tonight, Friday night, while in bed with an ice pack on my appendage. Hrmph. Minus Ten

Congress hands Bush the Iraq War spending bill with a timetable for withdrawal on the fourth anniversary of the Mission Accomplished speech—a very nice bit of timing, allowing everyone the chance to snicker at the image of W in his flight suit. Plus Five

Bush vetoes the Iraq War spending bill, saying that he’s “the Commander Guy” (I thought he was “the Decider”) and that we can’t set a deadline for failure. Ummm… didn’t failure already happen about four years ago? Veto sustained in Congress, but message still sent that the American people are no longer behind this war. Minus Three

Before the return of the leg injury, got to do some dancing with McI. Plus Ten

Things just keep getting worse at the halls of justice. That Monica Goodling. No wonder she pled the fifth. It might work, too. In exchange for her testimony, she may avoid prosecution. Minus Two

Have discovered Casey’s, a most excellent local watering hole and contender for my favorite alternate parallel universe. Expect a post about Casey’s soon. Plus Three

Former CIA chief George Tenet tries to explain his actions in the days leading up to the Iraq War. While anyone paying attention knows that the White House was hell-bent on going to war with Iraq with or without the “slam dunk” quote, Tenet still comes off sounding self-serving and disingenuous (and not a little crazy). Even

Sometimes, wonderful things arrive through the mail. While I fear for the little old ladies of the world, I really needed the laugh. Plus Ten

Total Plus: 28
Total Minus: 15


Last Week’s Total: Minus 25,000,000,005

11 responses to “The Sassy Sundries: My Week in Review

  1. I don’t know–having a bum leg seems to trump everything temporarily, but at least you’re ahead.

    I missed Grey’s too. Tell me happened because I can’t be home to watch online.

  2. Bock the Robber

    Hey there. Sorry for being away so long. Excuse: I was busy doing stuff up my own ass, but, you know, that’s blogging for ya.

    Bad to hear about your bad leg. Not good.

    Good to see your sprits are still up. How bad?

    Mr Bush is pissing us off too (still) but I have to admit it’s gratifying to see that he’s pissing your people off as well.

    About time, if I may be so forward, but not in time for those killed in Eye-Rack as a result of Mr Bush’s insane invasions.

    Ludicrously, those people were better off with a brutal dictator.

    Please use your remaining good leg to kick him out of office toute-suite!

  3. Plus 7! Sounds like a damn fine week.

  4. Sam, Problem-Child-Bride

    The Commander Guy? The Cable Guy is closer, I’d say.

  5. The Commander Guy

    Is that like “The Family Guy”? Because I’ve seen that, and it’s shite.

    Ah, that prayer rug. We got one of those a couple of years back. The husband really enjoyed wiping his feet on Jesus’ face. They don’t make rugs like they used to, I’ll tell you that.

  6. Sassy Sundry

    Hey Robyn, the whole Grey’s thing was just a chance to spin off Adison’s show. Although, Meredith’s stepmother died, and Meredith’s dad took it out on Meredith.

    You have been missed, Bock. Looking forward to the new blog format. My leg’s pretty messed up (it’s going on three weeks now), but the swelling went down, and I’m hobbling OK. I’m getting loadedd up on painkillers tonight and going to hear some killer music. Hopefully the music will help my spirits, and I won’t re-injure my leg. W’s an idiot and makes me ashamed to be from this country. After the 2004 election, I seriously considered leaving, as I thought that I’d lost my country, but I have some hope these days that we won’t have a permanent Republican takeover.

    Terroni, I’m trying very hard to keep positive. Plus, there were just some really funny things that happened.

    Fat Sparrow, good to hear from you. I hope you are feeling better these days. The prayer rug is priceless, isn’t it? It’s my favorite piece of junk mail ever. Was the church 56 years old when you got the letter? That detail killed me. As for W, he’s just an idiot.

  7. Bush has a point, someone must have pointed out to him that you don’t tell the enemy when you’re leaving.

    America (fuck yeah) has done enough and now theres a nice wee civil war going on, time to kill all round you and declare a victory and get out, if they aren’t serious about winning then they might as well lose like every time since WWII and star on a TV reality show “The world’s biggest losers”.

  8. Flirty Something

    Can’t believe missing GA got so little, should be in the millions at least!

  9. Last time the US of A elected George W. Doof, I vowed not to waste any more of my passion on him. Since then, I’ve mostly held my nose and wondered. (Wouldn’t an ounce of organizational skill and a fly swatter be enough to heal Walter Reed Army Medical Center?) It’s hard not to breathe for 4 years, but I’m trying. Shooting pains in my own legs help distract from the lack of oxygen. I’m sorry about the pain in your leg, Sassy, though I’m pretty sure that pressing the paper to your knees will still secure your blessing. If only I’d kept my own paper prayer rug from before I was a believer (or in pain). Do you think I could borrow yours?

  10. Sassy Sundry

    Knudsen, you would think that if they were going to wage a war they wouldn’t completely foul it up, now, wouldn’t you? But it was W, and I think we’ve already lost.

    Flirty, even the best Pity Parties need to end sometime. I thought that peopel woudl get sick of me. BUt, yeah, I was feeling pretty dang sorry for myself.

    Adult Me, how wonderful to hear from you. Here’s to breathing in January 2009! You can borrow my prayer rug any time—but remember—it’s a loaner.

  11. Oh dear. What would we do without the commander guy? When is going home?

    Husband and I might re-register as Democrats

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