December 31, 2007
The problem isn't the LED lights themselves, its going to be the annoying flogging of the teachable moment that's going to the problem. Seriously, they can't let it friggin' rest, they try and use Christmas as a teachable moment, and now its going to be the New Year celebration. Oh, and lemme remind you the damage they're doing to brewers. So its not just your champagne buzz they're working on killing...
December 30, 2007
I love when people complain to police that their illegal drugs were stolen or someone didn't give them their drugs (or sex) they paid for for. What's even more amazing is how often it happens, I see headlines like this all the time, its bread and butter for wacky news stories.
Sorta related: Two guys go to the police station because one was trying to claim money he had confiscated from him during a drug bust a few months back, they go to the station in a stolen car with a pistol on the dash and a about a half pound of some seriously skunky weed. Cops could smell it the second the doors were opened, and they were immediately arrested.
One of my biggest criticisms of Bush is that its obvious he doesn't have his house in fucking order and can't seem to move towards achieving something, or if he can't get his house in order, he's made insufficient efforts to try and get it in order. Does he even know this is being done? I guess he probably does now.
I don't understand it, we've started two separate military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, we were taking a hard line with Hamas, why this change?
And why have we resumed the perpetually failing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, I thought we were done engaging in stupid fruitless diplomatic theatrics in Israel? We all know that the only thing the Palestinians are going to be happy with is if the Israelis get pushed into the sea, and we're not gonna let that happen, at least, we better not let that happen.
Has Bush gotten soft, lazy, stupid, losing control? I just don't understand it. A hard line seems to be producing results, we're putting a lot of hurt on terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, and things seem to be getting much more stable in Iraq, so why not take a strong approach on the rest of them, I'm not saying expand our military efforts, but I see no reason for us to take all of these soft approaches we're seeing from DC all of a sudden.
December 29, 2007
Geoff says he mighta entered Bat Country
December 28, 2007
At this point, Netscape only had about half of one percent of the browser market, so this was inevitable, really. Oh, and as an aside, IE has about 77% and Firefox has about 16%.
December 27, 2007
The NRA has asked the court to give them an extension on the court date so that they may find more of the people who had their rights violated by the NOPD. People have become scattered since the storm, and its been very difficult for them to track.
I hope the NRA and the gunowners who the NOPD denied civil rights to win their case, and other city officials across America inclined to engage in such abusive behavior take pause before trying a stunt like the NOPD did.
*As of 1:13 today, he's at about 182K, if you've got a little to spare for Fred, send it his way!
*Its a bit before 5, and he needs just 10K to meet his goal!
Our chump starts off by lamenting that we're doomed to a catastrophic disaster because of Global Warming, but then notes a "silver lining." At this point, he declares that the neocons shall be swept from the South by a glorious flood, and that the heartland shall turn to dust, essentially destroying the red states. He then says they should welcome the neocons driven out by the Great Flood, but to make sure they have no political say, how progressive of him...
Question for the liberal chump, how do you think you're going to get these people to go along with losing their political voice should your mythical flood happen? You do realize one side has all the guns (hint: its not yours), right?
December 22, 2007
I had to, Woodland Critter Christmas was probably the most delightfully messed-up South Park ever. Its oh so wrong, but hilarious, consider this a content warning.
and because its Christmastime a clip from the only Christmas movie that matters,
Here you go, the perfect game.
And on a serious note, here's a great Christmas...I hesitate to call it an ad, message? from Fred, its really great, and definitely stands in contrast to the most of the other Christmas ads from the other campaigns, if it didn't say Fred Thompson at the end, you'd never know.
December 21, 2007
Now we have Mitt declaring he's gonna impose a Nanny Regime on Violent or explicit games. Sorry, Mitt, you were my second choice if Fred didn't win, but at this stage, I'm ready to stay home if its not Fred. A comment I made earlier, but I like it, so I'm using it....
I said it before, and I’ll say it again, Mitt is the candidate of the surburbanite and soccer mom. He’s got all the sensibilities of the suburbanite, not a strong war on terror guy, definitely pro-business, and has a suburbanite sensibility with liberties.
Seriously, gun bans, demonizing video game developers? This is the kind of crap that appeals to spastic suburban housefraus sent into panics by breathless alarmist media telling them their precious little snowflake is gonna get mowed down by the weirdo goth kid at the school. Its complete and utter demagoguery.I've seriously had enough of the RINOs in the GOP.
Oh, and another thing, way to alienate younger voters, genius! We have enough of a problem getting voters my age already!
Seriously, this is the same guy who had no fucking idea what the NIE report on Iran even was, days after it came out, but boy he's got a lot to say about a pregnant teenage pop star. How hell is this guy even being considered as a viable candidate for the presidency? I mean, honestly, yeah, okay, he'd probably be a decent preacher, but president? Do you really want your local clergy to be the guy running your country? Please help me understand...
When you read the article at Politico, of note is the appearance at a local fire station, and a scene where Fred is given the Fire Chief's helmet, and Fred is reported to have said, "I've got a rule about silly hats" and fumbled around uncomfortably with said hat till Jeri Thompson took the hat from him and put it on her head, bailing him out. Simon claimed it was a very uncomfortable moment in the fire station.
But, as Bob at ConfederateYankee notes, it appears Simon exaggerated his report, spinning the description of the story against Thompson. As it turns out, Fred said, "I have a rule about silly hats, that I'm about to violate", now, as has been noted by many commenters and bloggers, concern about looking silly on the campaign trail has long been a concern, a few examples,
The famous Dukakis tank ride
Or John Kerry looking like a giant condom
"Hello, ladies, why yes, I am ribbed for your pleasure!"
And for a little historical flavor, Calvin Coolidge wearing a Native American headdress, of course, Cal had a such reputation for being a quiet, sorta stiff guy, this might have actually helped him(h/t to Bob at CY)...
Which then brings into question, how much was Simon's article and reporting tainted with his preexisting attitude toward Fred Thompson? Was he as lazy, dull, cold and unreceptive as Simon painted him to be?
When I first read about the story at Hotair, I figured it would be somewhere in the middle, given Fred's often dull, clumsy, lackluster appearances early in his campaign, some of those accusations rang true, and I say that as a Fred supporter. I also figured there would be some exaggeration on the part of Politico, given that its a left-leaning site and views things from liberal eyes, but not enough to be dishonest.
Looks like I may have been wrong about that second thought, like Bob, I'd like to know what the locals thought about Fred's appearance, and see if it meshes at all with what Roger Simon wrote at Politico.
Fred offers a fun little response.
December 20, 2007
Mee.nu's been on the fritz. Figures...Ace is getting ready for the big move, and mee.nu's Gremlins come out of hiding...oh, and Wordpress has been unbanned again...I think.
Beyond that, someone destroyed a Holocaust memorial, swastikas had been put up in several places, one student was attacked, another had a rock thrown at them, and verbal abuse has been common.
The Office stated that there were some anti-semitic activities done by Muslim students, but for the most part, they were protests against Israel, not Jews specifically, yeah, well we know all about "anti-Zionism."
(thanks to Zombie)
I have a general rule, if you see a person or group or movement acting increasingly hostile, engaging in demagoguery against and scapegoating Jews, its a poisonous movement, and it should be avoided or opposed.
To me, Pat Buchanan is nothing but a useful idiot, so that's how we should use him, we owe this anti-semite nutball no loyalty or respect.
Here's two more aimed at Fox News below the jump, just to give you a few more examples...
December 19, 2007
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