Yearly Archives: 2008

The Year of the Raisin

Forgive me for feeling a bit nostaglic, but it’s our anniversary! Hysterical Raisins started with Chimpy in Charge a year ago today. Well, it actually started with another name (don’t ask me, I forgot what it was), but it was changed to Hysterical Raisins shortly thereafter. Mikk0 and I collaborated on a spoof of an IMDb page, and we somehow wound up with a blog!
I thought I would look through the past 343 posts and pick out some of the posters that had special meaning to me, that didn’t get a lot of attention, or that represented important or just plain ridiculous events over the past year. I was going to try to fit them into one image, but I wound up with two. I hope you will forgive me.

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Well, he did take up space in college!

From The New York Times:

The order by President Bush for the Navy to launch an antimissile interceptor to destroy a disabled satellite before it falls from orbit carries opportunity, but also potential embarrassment, for the administration and advocates of its missile defense program.

Oh boy!! The Commanderer told the Navy to shoot down the evil space thing! This is gonna be so cool!!

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Capitol Chill

From the Tri-City Herald:

WASHINGTON The House voted Thursday to hold two of President Bush’s confidants in contempt for failing to cooperate with an inquiry into whether a purge of federal prosecutors was politically motivated.

Angry Republicans boycotted the vote and staged a walkout.

(Oh, how I wished the steps of the Capitol had been really, really icy!)
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Guess who has a heart on for Valentine’s Day!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee said Wednesday that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in connection with a men’s room sex sting last year and had brought discredit on the Senate.

Gee, all that excitement going on, and Larry still found the time to send us a Valentine’s Day card! What a guy!!

Nice to see you still have that wide stance! Interesting topiary, Larry! Make sure to tip your gardener well! 😉
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If torture doesn’t stink, why does Mike McConnell have to hold his nose?

LONDON (AP) — One of the United States’ top judges said in an interview broadcast in Britain on Tuesday that interrogators can inflict pain to obtain critical information about an imminent terrorist threat.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that aggressive interrogation could be appropriate to learn where a bomb was hidden shortly before it was set to explode or to discover the plans or whereabouts of a terrorist group.

“It seems to me you have to say, as unlikely as that is, it would be absurd to say you couldn’t, I don’t know, stick something under the fingernail, smack him in the face. It would be absurd to say you couldn’t do that,” Scalia told British Broadcasting Radio Corp.

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Maver-icky

From The Raw Story:

Senator Joseph Lieberman, the former Democrat of Connecticut who endorsed the Republican presidential candidacy of Senator John McCain, is moving closer to attending the Republican National Convention in September.


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Pennies From Heaven

From Deep Background at MSNBC:

Gov. Mike Huckabee, vastly outspent so far in his bid for the presidency, has turned for funding to a controversial televangelist who is under active Senate investigation. Late last month, Gov. Huckabee held a fundraiser at the Texas estate of millionaire televangelist Kenneth Copeland, his spokesman tells NBC News.

The U.S. Senate currently is investigating Copeland, and five other televangelists, amid allegations that they are improperly using millions in charitable donations for their personal benefit, and, in the process, fleecing their flock. Copeland and the other televangelists have strongly denied those allegations.


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Southern Discomfort

(CNN) — Louisiana Republicans looking for a candidate who shares their values or says what he believes cast their ballots for former Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee during Saturday’s GOP primary, exit polls showed.

Voted for Huckabee or voted against Joe McLiebercain?

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