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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Late Nite FDL: Dickfest

Due to the spontaneous uprising of poetry in the comments section inspired by the sterling character of the country's Vice President who, while half in the bag, shot an old man in the face and then blamed him for it, we are having a contest: Dickfest.

The winner will receive a copy of Bill Maher's latest book New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observerand a poster signed by Mr. Maher himself, whose series will premeire on HBO on Friday, February 17 at 11pm. (We will also be sending the poesy of the Dickfest finalists to Mr. Maher.)

Entries must be four lines or less; in addition to encouraging Roger Ailes-ian pithiness it also ensures that I will not spend the next two days cutting and pasting. We also reserve the right to put the final entries on a t-shirt if we can actually get our act together to do so and sell them in the FDL store.

The only entries that will be considered are those left in the comments section of this post, no emails please. We will have a runoff tomorrow night and a race between the finalists on Friday night, the news cycle permitting. And many thanks to Crooks & Liars who arranged for the lovely prizes.

In other news, we have now raised almost $16,000 for Ciro Rodriguez. Which is a damn good thing because his DINO opponent Henry Cuellar has called on Congress to give $100 million to the gun toting racist vigilante Minutemen.

Thanks to the blogs, the labor unions and DFA lining up behind him Rodriguez has a real chance to beat this monster back into the unemployment line. Isn't it better to give a few dollars now to Ciro rather than $100 million later to the Minutemen?

(graphic by Graham G.)