Saturday, January 31, 2009

Black Snake Moan - review

Black Snake Moan is horrible. The best part about it is the skinny, half-nude white girl when she's half-nude. Otherwise it's trying too hard to be hip or deep and failing miserably at either.

I rate it crap.

Are We Liberators Yet?

A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at former U.S. president George Bush, is seen in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) Baghdad, January 27, 2009. An Iraqi town has unveiled a giant monument of a shoe in honour of the journalist who threw his footwear at former U.S. President George W. Bush. Picture taken January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee (IRAQ)

Iraqi shoe hurler inspires art in Saddam hometown



As he was departing Washington D.C., former President G.W.Bush said, "I'm leaving with the same values I came in with" while sporting his trademark smirk. I guess from his actions while in office that those values would be stealing the public wealth for private gain, pissing away the lives of our soldiers in a senseless and illegal war, condoning the use of torture, and ignoring the rule of law. It's so nice to have that fool gone. Now to put his stupid ass in prison where it belongs.

Still Bushed

Proving they never planned on "supporting the troops" it's found that new body armor is bogus, KBR (a Haliburton spin-off) is found guilty of negligent homicide in one of many electrocution deaths of US soldiers in Iraq, John Yoo says Obama is making us unsafe by banning torture referring to it as the "Bush system," Bush's "bail-out" called BS, and Mitch McConnell refers to Bush as baggage.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Voter Fraud

You may remember last year during the election the Republicans were screaming bloody murder about voter fraud and how the Democrats were doing it everywhere. They made so much noise that there was even a special prosecutor assigned to investigate. He did manage to find a grand total of one case which was a Connecticut man that turned himself in. Is there any way we can force the GOP to pay for the wasted law enforcement resources used because of their lies? I specifically remember John McCain spouting this nonsense claiming the Democrats were engaging in the "worst voter fraud in the history of this country."

Only one voter fraud case found

By Kimball Perry • • January 27, 2009

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said he had allegations last fall of widespread voter fraud – allegations a special prosecutor reported Tuesday were wrong, noting the only voter fraud found was from a Connecticut man who told on himself.

“Ultimately,” Special Prosecutor Michael O’Neill wrote in a report, “the investigators discovered ‘get-out-the-vote’ practices, sponsored by community organizations, which took full advantage of this unique absentee-voting period, but no evidence these practices violated Ohio law.”

“Told ya so,” Tim Burke, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party as well as chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections, said with glee of O’Neill’s report.


Yet Another Wreck

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just Once More for Old Time's Sake

He's now our ex-President (pinch me!) but he's still an idiot. I thought I'd copy some recent "thoughts" from him for your amusement:

"One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use hardworking people's money to help prevent there to be a crisis." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

"I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That's the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

"In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009

"I guess it's OK to call the secretary of education here 'buddy.' That means friend." --George W. Bush, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 2009


Sunday, January 25, 2009

On Art as an Illness

I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't deeply involved in art of some kind or another. One of my earliest memories is of playing on my dad's guitar, just barely able to press down hard enough to make a D chord.

I have drawn, painted, sculpted, written, composed, photographed, and acted for my whole life. As I've gotten older I seem to cycle through one or two mediums at a time.

When in college, for instance, I wrote constantly and I blew glass but hardly ever played my guitar or trumpet. Right after college I mostly did drawings and a few paintings and played in rock bands but I only wrote lyrics and other than a brief, abortive attempt at picking up my airbrush again I dabbled in no other mediums than music and pen and pencil on paper.

For a long stint, other than playing and recording music, the only drawings I did were for band posters. In the last few years I've taken up photography avidly, I continue to record music (though I rarely perform live), I have done several series of paintings, designed an artcar, sculpted in wood and concrete, and built artsy wind chimes.

It seems as if I am forced to turn from one medium to the next despite my own desires as if something clicks in my mind and I need to sit with an Exacto and masking tape for days, making my spray paint paintings

and then it clicks, mid-project, and I have to start laying down tracks for a new composition. It is as if there is a compulsion to create these things which is beyond my control and which shifts interest seemingly on a whimsy. For weeks I will find myself wanting to write lengthy essays on a wide variety of subjects, and without warning I will suddenly be compelled to spend weeks hunched over my car or spend days wandering around with my camera, looking for a shot.
Sometimes I'll suddenly need to sit and deeply manipulate and create images with Photoshop or sit with my acoustic guitar and sing old songs and on those days when there is no drive to actually create I am left with the seemingly endless process of digitally archiving everything I've done and still carry with me.

The reason I am beginning to see this state as an illness is by looking around at all the people living their normal, comfortable lives for whom the artistic process is an utter mystery that reveals itself to them in no way whatsoever.

For most people there is no drive whatsoever to make anything. They go to work, they watch television, they consume, but there seems to be nothing in their minds that they cannot experience in the world already. When they do experience art it is a kind of magic to them, dark and threatening when art shocks or offends them, bright and wonderous when it brings them joy. Creativity is suspect.

Despite these strong reactions, most people feel no compulsion to try to create that experience for themselves and others just as most people enjoy food but really don't care about getting in their and understanding and manipulating the entire process. They'll marvel at the spinach and chicken salad at Applebee's but they won't bother to try to make a better version of it themselves. If they have salad at home it comes out of the bag and the dressing comes out of a bottle just as their art matches the sofa and comes with the frame or comes on a mass marketed cd or plays on their television.

So people whose experience with art is a force that commands them are the exception to the rule and therefore, by our modern definitions, they are sick.

If one uses the DSM to inspect the psyche of any artist one will find at least one issue that requires "treatment." The people that are not in some way insane are the ones who are content to live their lives inside the hive with no artistic drive whatsoever.

Thank goodness for self medication!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More Wrecks

The Car Wreck Meme

Over the last few weeks, as I read more cartoons per day than is probably healthy, I have seen a single theme repeated more than any other I remember. It is really common for five to ten editorial cartoons or three or four daily strips to share a theme over a week or two but this is something else all together. If I were to add in all the "Bush hands disaster to Obama" themed cartoons the number would be hundreds. So here I present a small collection of Obama or the American people being given a car (or other vehicle) that is about to crash or has been wrecked. Perhaps a senseless waste of time or perhaps it says something deep about our collective soul. I'm going with the waste of time...

These cartoons come from scanning my cartoon sources since 12-31-08. I'm sure I've missed some.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Can We Save Our Soul?

Keith Olbermann makes the argument for prosecuting Bush & Co. for war crimes:

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Post Katrina Fairy Tale

Set aside 26 minutes to watch this.


Litany of Shame

Harper's Magazine is the country's oldest general interest magazine, publishing news and literature since 1850. I highly recommend subscribing to this magazine not only for its high quality journalism, but for its insightful analysis and historical breadth.

Today the online edition (which allows one to read all of their issues back to 1850) posted a special "Harper's Index" I would like to reprint for you here. Let us hope that we never repeat the Bush years.

Harper's Index: A retrospective of the Bush era

Number of news stories from 1998 to Election Day 2000 containing “George W. Bush” and “aura of inevitability”: 206

Amount for which Bush successfully sued Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1999: $2,500

Year in which a political candidate first sued Palm Beach County over problems with hanging chads: 1984

Total amount the Bush campaign paid Enron and Halliburton for use of corporate jets during the 2000 recount: $15,400

Percentage of Bush’s first 189 appointees who also served in his father’s administration: 42

Minimum number of Bush appointees who have regulated industries they used to represent as lobbyists: 98

Years before becoming energy secretary that Spencer Abraham cosponsored a bill to abolish the Department of Energy: 2

Number of Chevron oil tankers named after Condoleezza Rice, at the time she became foreign policy adviser: 1

Date on which the GAO sued Dick Cheney to force the release of documents related to current U.S. energy policy: 2/22/02

Number of other officials the GAO has sued over access to federal records: 0

Months before September 11, 2001, that Cheney’s Energy Task Force investigated Iraq’s oil resources: 6

Hours after the 9/11 attacks that an Alaska congressman speculated they may have been committed by “eco-terrorists”: 9

Date on which the first contract for a book about September 11 was signed: 9/13/01

Number of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North African men detained in the U.S. in the eight weeks after 9/11: 1,182

Number of them ever charged with a terrorism-related crime: 0

Number charged with an immigration violation: 762

Days since the federal government first placed the nation under an “elevated terror alert” that the level has been relaxed: 0

Minimum number of calls the FBI received in fall 2001 from Utah residents claiming to have seen Osama bin Laden: 20

Number of box cutters taken from U.S. airline passengers since January 2002: 105,075

Percentage of Americans in 2006 who believed that U.S. Muslims should have to carry special I.D.: 39

Chances an American in 2002 believed the government should regulate comedy routines that make light of terrorism: 2 in 5

Rank of Mom, Dad, and Rudolph Giuliani among those whom 2002 college graduates said they most wished to emulate: 1, 2, 3

Number of members of the rock band Anthrax who said they hoarded Cipro so as to avoid an “ironic death”: 1

Estimated total calories members of Congress burned giving Bush’s 2002 State of the Union standing ovations: 22,000

Percentage of the amendments in the Bill of Rights that are violated by the USA PATRIOT Act, according to the ACLU: 50

Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069

Estimated number of U.S. intelligence reports on Iraq that were based on information from a single defector: 100

Number of times the defector had ever been interviewed by U.S. intelligence agents: 0

Date on which Bush said of Osama bin Laden, “I truly am not that concerned about him”: 3/13/02

Days after the U.S. invaded Iraq that Sony trademarked “Shock & Awe” for video games: 1

Days later that the company gave up the trademark, citing “regrettable bad judgment”: 25

Number of books by Henry Kissinger found in Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz’s mansion: 2

Number by then–New York Times reporter Judith Miller: 1

Factor by which an Iraqi in 2006 was more likely to die than in the last year of the Saddam regime: 3.6

Factor by which the cause of death was more likely to be violence: 120

Chance that an Iraqi has fled his or her home since the beginning of the war: 1 in 6

Portion of Baghdad residents in 2007 who had a family member or friend wounded or killed since 2003: 3/4

Percentage of U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have filed for disability with the VA: 35

Chance that an Iraq war veteran who has served two or more tours now has post-traumatic stress disorder: 1 in 4

Number of all U.S. war veterans who have been denied Veterans Administration health care since 2003: 452,677

Number of eligibility restrictions for admission into the Army that have been loosened since 2003: 9

Percentage change from 2004 to 2007 in the number of Army recruits admitted despite having been charged with a felony: +295

Date on which the White House announced it had stopped looking for WMDs in Iraq: 1/12/05

Years since his acquittal that O. J. Simpson has said he is still looking for his wife’s “real killers”: 13

Minimum number of close-up photographs of Bush’s hands owned by his current chief of staff, Josh Bolten: 4

Number of vehicles in the motorcade that transports Bush to his regular bike ride in Maryland: 6

Estimated total miles he has ridden his bike as president: 5,400

Portion of his presidency he has spent at or en route to vacation spots: 1/3

Minimum number of times that Frederick Douglass was beaten in what is now Donald Rumsfeld’s vacation home: 25

Estimated number of juveniles whom the United States has detained as enemy combatants since 2002: 2,500

Minimum number of detainees who were tortured to death in U.S. custody: 8

Minimum number of extraordinary renditions that the United States has made since 2006: 200

Date on which USA Today added Guantánamo to its weather map: 1/3/05

Number of incidents of torture on prime-time network TV shows from 2002 to 2007: 897

Number on shows during the previous seven years: 110

Percentage change since 2000 in U.S. emigration to Canada: +79

Number of the thirty-eight Iraq war veterans who have run for Congress who were Democrats: 21

Percentage of Republicans in 2005 who said they would vote for Bush over George Washington: 62

Seconds it took a Maryland consultant in 2004 to pick a Diebold voting machine’s lock and remove its memory card: 10

Number of states John Kerry would have won in 2004 if votes by poor Americans were the only ones counted: 40

Number if votes by rich Americans were the only ones counted: 4

Portion of all U.S. income gains during the Bush Administration that have gone to the top 1 percent of earners: 3/4

Increase since 2000 in the number of Americans living at less than half the federal poverty level: 3,500,000

Percentage change since 2001 in the average amount U.S. workers spend on out-of-pocket medical expenses: +172

Estimated percentage by which Social Security benefits would have declined if Bush’s privatization plan had passed: –15

Percentage change since 2002 in the number of U.S. teens using illegal drugs: –9

Percentage change in the number of adults in their fifties doing so: +121

Number of times FDA officials met with consumer and patient groups as they revised drug-review policy in 2006: 5

Number of times they met with industry representatives: 113

Amount the Justice Department spent in 2001 installing curtains to cover two seminude statues of Justice: $8,650

Number of Republican officials who have been investigated by the Justice Department since 2001: 196

Number of Democratic officials who have been: 890

Number of White House officials in 2006 and 2007 authorized to discuss pending criminal cases with the DOJ: 711

Number of Clinton officials ever authorized to do so: 4

Years since a White House official as senior as I. Lewis Libby had been indicted while in office: 130

Number of U.S. cities and towns that have passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Bush: 92

Percentage change since 2001 in U.S. government spending on paper shredding: +466

Percentage of EPA scientists who say they have experienced political interference with their work since 2002: 60

Change since 2001 in the percentage of Americans who believe humans are causing climate change: –4

Number of total additions made to the U.S. endangered-species list under Bush: 61

Average number made yearly under Clinton: 65

Minimum number of pheasant hunts Dick Cheney has gone on since he shot a hunting companion in 2006: 5

Days after Hurricane Katrina hit that Cheney’s office ordered an electric company to restore power to two oil pipelines: 1

Days after the hurricane that the White House authorized sending federal troops into New Orleans: 4

Portion of the $3.3 billion in federal Hurricane Katrina relief spent by Mississippi that has benefited poor residents: 1/4

Percentage change in the number of Louisiana and Mississippi newborns named Katrina in the year after the storm: +153

Rank of Nevaeh, “heaven” spelled backward, among the fastest growing names given to American newborns since 2000: 1

Months, beginning in 2001, that the federal government’s online condom fact sheet disappeared from its website : 17

Minimum amount that religious groups received in congressional earmarks from 2003 to 2006: $209,000,000

Amount such groups received during the previous fourteen years: $107,000,000

Percentage change from 2003 to 2007 in the amount of money invested in U.S. faith-based mutual funds: +88

Average annualized percentage return during that time in the Christian and Muslim funds, respectively: +11, +15

Number of feet the Ground Zero pit has been built up since the site was fully cleared in 2002: 30

Number of 980-foot-plus “Super Tall” towers built in the Arab world in the seven years since 9/11: 4

Year by which the third and final phase of the 2003 “road map” to a Palestinian state was to have been reached: 2005

Estimated number of the twenty-five provisions of the first phase that have yet to be completed: 12

Number of times in 2007 that U.S. media called General David Petraeus “King David”: 14

Percentage change during the first ten months of the Iraq war “surge” in the number of Iraqis detained in U.S.-run prisons: +63

Percentage change in the number of Iraqis aged nine to seventeen detained: +285

Ratio of the entire U.S. federal budget in 1957, adjusted for inflation, to the amount spent so far on the Iraq war: 1:1

Estimated amount Bush-era policies will cost the U.S. in new debt and accrued obligations: $10,350,000,000,000 (see page 31)

Percentage change in U.S. discretionary spending during Bush’s presidency: +31

Percentage change during Reagan’s and Clinton’s, respectively: +16, +0.3

Ratio in 1999 of the number of U.S. federal employees to the number of private employees on government contracts: 15:6

Ratio in 2006: 14:15

Total value of U.S. government contracts in 2000 that were awarded without competitive bidding: $73,000,000,000

Total in 2007: $146,000,000,000

Number of the five directors of the No Child Left Behind reading program with financial ties to a curriculum they developed: 4

Amount by which the federal government has underfunded its estimated cost to implement NCLB: $71,000,000,000

Minimum number of copies sold, since it was released in 2006, of Flipping Houses for Dummies: 45,000

Chance that the buyer of a U.S. home in 2006 now has “negative equity,” i.e., the debt on the home exceeds its value: 1 in 5

Estimated value of Henry Paulson’s Goldman Sachs stock when he became Treasury Secretary and sold it: $575,000,000

Estimated value of that stock today: $238,000,000

Salary in 2006 of the White House’s newly created Director for Lessons Learned: $106,641

Minimum number of Bush-related books published since 2001: 606

Number of words in the first sentence of Bill Clinton’s memoir and in that of George W. Bush’s, respectively: 49, 5

Minimum number of nicknames Bush has given to associates during his presidency: 75

Number of associates with the last name Jackson he has dubbed “Action Jackson”: 2

Number of press conferences at which Bush has referred to a question as a “trick”: 14

Number of times he has declared an event or outcome not to be “acceptable”: 149

Rank of Bush among U.S. presidents with the highest disapproval rating: 1

Average percentage of Americans who approved of the job Bush was doing during his second term: 37

Percentage of Russians today who approve of the direction their country took under Stalin: 37

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Great Moments in Presidential Speeches Montage

At long last the nightmare is coming to an end. This montage from The Late Show with David Letterman is uncomfortably long, and it's just a quick sampler of Shrub being the bumbling idiot he is. Good riddance to bad garbage.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Abortion Donuts

Straight from the "Can't Make This Shit Up" Department:


The following is a statement from American Life League president Judie Brown:

"The next time you stare down a conveyor belt of slow-moving, hot, sugary glazed donuts at your local Krispy Kreme, you just might be supporting President-elect Barack Obama's radical support for abortion on demand - including his sweeping promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act as soon as he steps in the Oval Office, Jan. 20.

"The doughnut giant released the following statement yesterday:

'Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is honoring American's sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies -- just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet "free" can be.'
"Just an unfortunate choice of words? For the sake of our Wednesday morning doughnut runs, we hope so. The unfortunate reality of a post Roe v. Wade America is that 'choice' is synonymous with abortion access, and celebration of 'freedom of choice' is a tacit endorsement of abortion rights on demand..."
Be sure to read the comments!

mike says:

if they were abortion donuts, i don't think i'd want one. i assume they'd be taking them out of the oven way too early.

Posted On: Thursday, Jan. 15 2009 @ 8:05PM


liz says:


COMING NEW TO KRISPY KREME--fetus-filling doughnuts!!
Feed your baby-hating, pagan-worshiping, black soul with these new and delicious doughnuts with FETUS filling*. Because nothing helps a liberal unwind from a day of fighting for civil rights, universal healthcare, and environmental protection than devouring the life source of BABEHS!!

Life begins at confection y'all!

*sprinkles of the Anti-Christ come separately

Posted On: Thursday, Jan. 15 2009 @ 8:31PM


el pinche says:

wait until those unhappy clowns find out about Denny's Abortion Grandslam Breakfast (sunny side up egg and 1 pointy fork).

Posted On: Friday, Jan. 16 2009 @ 10:24AM


Hankage says:

'They're complaining about our free donut offer! Abort! Abort!'

'Oh. Wait.'

Posted On: Friday, Jan. 16 2009 @ 1:48PM


KKreme4Life says:

How do I insert donut to prevent conception?

Posted On: Friday, Jan. 16 2009 @ 3:41PM

Thursday, January 15, 2009


It's been very quiet around here as I have been bedridden with the flu since Saturday night. Mostly running a fever between 101 and 102 with an inability to eat and an unpleasantly hurried exit of what I have tried to eat from either of two directions. But mostly the aching, sweating, sleepless tossing and turning, can't get out of bed fever thing. Next year I'm going to stop whatever I'm doing and go wait in line for a shot. I'd rather lose half a day of work and $10 than spend a week sick. It's my fault the economy is tanking, I just know it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Obama Almost Criticizes Bush

Our President-elect made a speech today (find the whole thing here) and he actually criticized the preceding gang of thieves and murderers that have been running the show the last few decades:
We arrived at this point due to an era of profound irresponsibility that stretched from corporate boardrooms to the halls of power in Washington, DC.

As always with a Democrat this criticism is circumspect and sidelong but he almost comes out and says what we all know to be true: The Republicans screwed up the country and Bush & Co. were at the head of the line for the gang rape. Now if he'll just figure out how we're going to take our nation's wealth back from the greedy bastards that have stolen it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ann Coulter is a Man

Ann Coulter is a man, discuss.

I have no proof of this but the only thing that can explain such a creature is that "she" is a self-loathing, closeted, transexual, Republican man. Also it's fun to Google "Ann Coulter is a man." Some pretty funny stuff out there.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


This comes from the BBC's Adam & Joe show podcast and cracks me up. I really think "STEVEN!" needs to be introduced to the US. Just remember, if you hear someone shout, "STEVEN!" you need to respond, "just coming." This happened to me in the store just the other day as some child's mother shouted, "Steven!" to which I responded, "Just coming." The look of terror in her eyes was priceless.

When they get to the book called "Say it with Snails" I get so tickled my eyes tear up.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Why NPR Should Fire Cokie Roberts

I was outraged at the time and now I find I'm not even vaguely alone:

In the end, it wasn't close. By an overwhelming margin, criticism by Cokie Roberts, NPR contributing senior news analyst and ABC political commentator, of then-Sen. Barack Obama for choosing Hawaii, the state of his birth, to take his August family vacation was the most popular entry in Media Matters for America's poll for Most Inane Punditry of the 2008 presidential campaign. Readers chose Roberts' comments -- which included her characterizing Hawaii, where Obama vacations regularly, as "foreign, exotic" -- in greater numbers than her two closest competitors combined. Roberts stated: "I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place," adding, "He should be in Myrtle Beach, and, you know, if he's going to take a vacation at this time."

Vote totals in percentages*:

Cokie Roberts on Obama's Hawaii vacation: "I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state," but it looks "foreign, exotic"


Scarborough on Obama's "dainty" bowling performance: "Americans want their president, if it's a man, to be a real man"


Barnes: Obama not "strong on national security" because he opposed war "when the entire world believed" Saddam had WMD


Brooks thinks Obama wouldn't seem to "fit[] in naturally" at an Applebee's salad bar -- maybe because Applebee's doesn't have them


Defending Givhan's cleavage coverage, Harwood asserted "calculati[ng]" Clinton knew "what she was communicating by her dress"


Fox News' Hill criticizes Clinton for leaving too large a tip, accuses her of "spending like a Learjet liberal"


On Hardball, Matthews and Shuster critiqued Obama's "weird" beverage selection at Indiana diner


Matthews on Obama shooting pool: "[I]t's not what most people play. People with money play pool these days"


Matthews: "Who would win a street fight ... Rudy Giuliani or President Ahmadinejad"


Politico's Simon now on to a different part of Romney's anatomy: "shoulders you could land a 737 on"


Personally I can't understand why anyone who has so obviously bought into an ideological argument (i.e. "Obama is the other.") would be allowed to report news or give opinions about news by any self respecting news organization, especially one as respected as NPR. Her opinion is worthless and it disgusts me that NPR is still paying this woman to spout bullshit while laying off actual journalists. Let her go work at Fox Noise where facts have nothing to do with what they broadcast and where "opinion" is all that matters and calling someone's home state "exotic" or a common hand geture "a terrorist fist bump" is just the way things are done but get her off of NPR while there is still something left to respect there.

(Someday soon I will rant about NPR's religious segments on their news. American churches have broader media coverage than NPR so they really don't deserve the attention NPR gives them, I don't care who the fuck is giving them money to do it.)