Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Inside The Beltway

"Inside the Beltway" is an American phrase used to portray matters that are, or appear to be, essential essentially to authorities of the U.s. central government, to its builders and lobbyists, and to the corporate media who spread them rather than the hobbies and necessities of the general U.s. populace.

The Beltway alludes to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, a circumferential roadway (expressway) that has encompassed Washington, D.c. A few speakers of American English now utilize the saying as a metonym for national government insiders (cf. Expressway criminals).

Topographically, Inside the Beltway portrays Washington, D.c. furthermore those segments of Maryland and Virginia that exist in the edge of the Capital Beltway.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


A bastard (also called whoreson) in the law of England and Wales is a person whose parents were not married at the time of his or her birth. Unlike in many other systems of law, there was previously no possibility of post factum legitimisation of a bastard. This situation was changed in 1926.

The word bastard is from the Old French "bastard," which in turn was from medieval Latin "bastardus." According to some sources, "bastardus" may have come from the word "bastum," which means packsaddle, the connection possibly being the idea that a bastard might be the child of a passing traveller (who would have a packsaddle). In support of this is the Old French phrase "fils de bast" loosely meaning "child of the saddle," which had a similar meaning.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Inside the Beltway

"Inside the Beltway" is an American idiom used to characterize matters that are, or seem to be, important primarily to officials of the U.S. federal government, to its contractors and lobbyists, and to the corporate media which cover them—as opposed to the interests and priorities of the general U.S. population.

The Beltway refers to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, a circumferential highway (beltway) that has encircled Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States) since 1964. Some speakers of American English now employ the word as a metonym for federal government insiders (cf. Beltway bandits).

Geographically, Inside the Beltway describes Washington, D.C. and those sections of Maryland and Virginia that lie within the perimeter of the Capital Beltway. Specifically, this includes Arlington County, Virginia; the city of Falls Church, Virginia; most of the city of Alexandria, Virginia; and portions of Montgomery County, Maryland, Prince George's County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia.

Monday, 29 January 2007


...sort of.

Don't get your panties in a jumble or your tighty whites in a crumble (I prefer boxers anyway;], more breathing room to hurl the "F" word from my potty mouth). Give me time to wax the floor and I might manage a post for Tuesday.

Ms. Liberty, if you have some WFC submissions, send me an e-mail please. I seemed to have misplaced yours.

Everyone who keeps checking in on me, THANK YOU! I really appreciate it. I'm coming back in a very limited capacity. By limited, I mean maybe 2 to 3 times a month - maybe.

Again, Thanks everyone - BB

Thursday, 14 December 2006


Hello my fellow Bastard's and Bastardette's. I regret to inform ya'll, that for personal reasons I am taking an extended break from blogging. I also would like to apologize to those who lined up, but I'll be rescinding the guest post offers for the time being. You can check back if you like, but there will be long stretches of no posting. By long, I mean months and months will probably go by before I put fingers to keyboard to write a post again.

You can try asking me what the personal reasons are, but your questions will go unanswered. Selfish? Maybe a little, but let me say in advance, that I appreciate any concerns and/or well wishes. I'm fine and will be fine. In stead of well wishes, spend some green on one of the fine charities linked on my side-bar.

Before I hang up the "Out of Order" sign, allow me to leave everyone with a little message. If your a liberal, then hold the ones we fought so hard to put into office, accountable for every little fucking mistake they make, and hold them to every fucking promise they made, and a few they didn't. And don't let up on impeaching Bush - even if means removing him from office on his last day - he needs to go...and here it comes, the last "eff" word for awhile...IN A BIG FUCKING WAY.

For the Conservatives, the message is simple - Fix your party, it's broken - really broken. In fact, don't just fix it - GUT IT.

Otherwise, ya'll behave, and I'll be back before you can say "The Beltway who?"