January 28, 2010

My reaction to the SOTU based upon what I was watching last night

Holy crap I can't wait until March Madness begins, this has been a fantastic season so far (even if my Tarheels are sucking out loud) and I have a feeling it's going to be upset special time this year. 

Texas looks good but I'm becoming a huge fan of West Virginia.  It's still weird to see Huggins anywhere but Cincinnati.  Syracuse may not actually choke this year.

What, you thought I watched the speech?  Dude, college basketball is on and that's way way way more important that listening to The Won blather. 

I did see the clip of Alito putting the smack down and you know what?  Good.  Seriously, good.  Pres. Obama should be extended the same grace and dignity which he extends to others.

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Fake Steve Jobs Unimpressed by iPad

Language warning - some F-bombs dropped in this video...
(via theappleblog.com)



Ok, so it's a big iPhone. Or a color Kindle that does other stuff. [Yawn]

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There are so many things wrong here

Another howler (or series of howlers, actually) from the SOTOTUS...

Now, I'm not naïve. I never thought that the mere fact of my election would usher in peace and harmony -- (laughter) -- and some post-partisan era.
Pardon me, but I'm gonna go outside so that the interior of my house isn't coated with bits of skull, blood, and gray matter while my motherfucking head explodes.



Yes, like that, but with more hair on top and no mustache or glasses.

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No wonder he wanted them to hurry

I didn't watch the entire SOTOTUS, but I did see some of it, and this line, when The Won was making the case that Congress still needs to pass his health care abomination, was probably the unintentional laugh line of the night:

Still, this is a complex issue, and the longer it was debated, the more skeptical people became.
No, really? You noticed that, did you? Gee, I wonder why that was.

There was also a line later in the speech when he was blathering about the need for bipartisanship (translation: "Hey, Republicans, how's about you bend over and pass all the shit that I want, m'kay?") where he decried the notion of "a perpetual campaign." That one literally had me howling.

Solid B+ huh?

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January 27, 2010

Only in DC

So I go to a gay bar to escape Obama and the SOTU.  What do they do?  Project it on the wall and replace the music with the audio from the event. 

I die. 

Sometimes I hate this city. 

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RIP Zelda

Zelda Rubenstein, dead at age 76.

I've really enjoyed listening to her on Scariest Places on Earth. She definitely knew how to bring the creep.


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Foxes Guarding Fox Cages.

Hmmmm, so you're Obama. You need to be better than Bush.
Bush released the odd jihadi from Guantanamo and some large minority of those released were later found to be jihadiing again.

How to be better than Bush?
Streamline the process for them to get back into the jihadi pipeline!

A source close to the Obama administration said the Yemenis had agreed in principle to the establishment of a Reintegration and Risk Reduction Initiative, which would be internationally funded and monitored.

First, I'm gonna guess it's a lot more "funded" than "monitored".

Second, and very endy and funny, do you realize we'll be funding a jihadi R&R facility?
From the article
Yemenis currently account for nearly half of the remaining 196 Guantanamo inmates.

They'll hang out for a few weeks and then be off to wherever the jihad takes them.
It'll be like Tokyo in the old MASH reruns where they go to smoke hashish and chase little boys and camels.

Funniest End of Civilization Ever.
Via the Jawas

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State of the Union

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Suck that, Apple fanboys!

#iTampon is a trending topic on Twitter.  Hilarity ensues.

I'm still trying to figure out how this is different from an oversized Blackberry Storm, except without the phone and camera and the double pricetag.

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Remember This Quote?

Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it--we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.

Yet the vows of this Nation can only be fulfilled if we in this Nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world's leading space-faring nation.

We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

Of course, it was JFK.

At the St. Louis Science Center, they had on display for some time the golf cart that Kennedy rode in when he visited my fair town to inspect the various facilities that were building parts to send men to the moon. This otherwise nondescript cart represented to my feeble mind the promise, vigor, confidence, hope, and enthusiasm this country had in its future and what it could (and ultimately would) accomplish. 

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Well, contrast that to Obama, who just announced today that they are scotching any plans to return to the Moon. They are scotching the plans for this reason:

"We certainly don't need to go back to the moon," one administration official said.

Instead, according to White House insiders, agency officials, industry executives and congressional sources familiar with Obama's plans, NASA will look at developing a "heavy-lift" rocket that one day will take humans and robots to explore beyond low-Earth orbit. That day will be years away.

The White House will direct NASA to concentrate on Earth-science projects -- principally, researching and monitoring climate change -- and on a new technology research and development program designed to someday enable human exploration of asteroids and the inner solar system.

Everyone interviewed for this article spoke on condition of anonymity, either because they are not authorized to speak for the White House or because they fear for their jobs. All are familiar with the broad sweep of Obama's budget proposal, but none would talk about specific numbers because these are being tightly held by the White House until the release of the budget.

My response:

 

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Hey, wait a minute!

I thought Barack Obama was the mostest popularest American leader among foreigners since, well, anybody.

Weeeeelllll, maybe not so much...

Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.

The statue of "Little Barry" -- as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s -- stands in central Jakarta's Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president's former elementary school.

Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed.

[...]

Members of the "Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park" group on Facebook say Obama has done nothing for Indonesia.

"Barack Obama has yet to make a significant contribution to the Indonesian nation. We could say Obama only ate and s (expletive) in Menteng. He spent his subsequent days living as an American," the web page says.

To be fair, he only lived there for a while after his mom married some guy and dragged him there when he was a little kid, and I don't think he ever had Indonesian citizenship, so it's not exactly like he owes them much of anything. Plus, it's not like he asked to have the statue put up.

On the other hand, we were told repeatedly by certain people (*cough* "Grown-up Barry" *cough*) that the fact that he had lived in a certain Muslim country (*cough* Indonesia *cough*) would endear him—and by extension, the rest of us—to Muslims around the world.

What I'm trying to say is that if you'll excuse me, I think I'm gonna go grab a schadenfreude-flavored pudding cup.

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Chimpcam? Chimpcam!

Fuck anything else of TV. Fuck it with a fecal stained camera. This trip to the Island of Aweosmeness is what we all need to watch.

On top of the box was a video screen that showed live images of whatever the camera was pointing at.

Initially, the chimps were more interested in each other than the video technology, as two male chimps within the study group vied to become the alpha male, disrupting the experiment {yeah, because "Jersey Shore" was on. Who wants to watch that shit?-ed}.

But over time, some of the chimps learned how to select different videos to watch {ahhh..so they do know how to use a remote! Sneaky bastards-ed}.

For example, the chimps could use a touchscreen to decide whether to watch footage of their outside enclosure, or the food preparation room, where zoo staff prepare the chimps' meals {but no pr0n. Fucking prudes-ed}.

The results still have to be analysed in detail, but it seems the chimps did not prefer to watch any of these images over the others {again. No pr0n. That's why-ed}.

Ms Herrelko is not sure why, but it could be that the images shown were too familiar to the chimps or because they have no way of asking to see something different {yeah, when they can just play with themselves all day, screw each other with abandon, and drink their own urine, why the fucking fuckity fuck with a termite mound would they want to watch the shit that is on the tube? What were you fucking expecting them to watch? Masterfuckingpiece Theatre?-ed}





Oh, and I found the perfect commercial for the show. And it's just right for Alex:



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January 26, 2010

Investigative Journalists are Douchebags

Even if they're on your side. 

Sometimes that's easy to forget in the heat of a moment but always remains true. 

Yeesh.  What the FUCK was he thinking? 

Also, him being a moron doesn't invalidate the fact that ACORN is a 100% criminal enterprise.  It just shows that journalism often is as well.

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Be Careful For Which You Ask, Since You Just May Get It

For years, I have half jokingly told people in the media that their work on the air or in print should be registered and regulated by the FEC as an "in kind" contribution to the Democrats. I never really meant it, but it was fun to insult and annoy the arrogant assholes in the Fourth Estate.

Well, I am intrigued to see that the left has decided to weigh in on the matter. And, not surprisingly, they want to regulate and harass Fox News via amorphous (at best) election laws (warning: MediaMatters link) and force it to register as a campaign donor. Needless to say, this is part and parcel of the Soros crowd whining and lashing out after the Brown Victory last week, with Eric Boehlert leading the charge. And what is most disturbing is how many media hacks and other lefties read MediaMatters and look to it for advice and agenda setting :

The FEC made the correct, sensible decision in 2006 when it extended its media exemption to include bloggers, even though many of them broadcast a proud partisan voice online. There's nothing wrong with a strong editorial voice. What Fox News is doing today, however, goes so far beyond broadcasting an editorial voice, skating so close to GOP campaign management, that it should no longer enjoy the distinction of a media exemption.

Indeed, with its radical transformation into a purely political entity, Fox News has changed the rules governing politics and the press. It's time for the FEC to recognize that, look at Fox News with a fresh set of eyes, and act accordingly.

Heh. So that's how it's going to be, eh? Just be careful, asshole. Be careful, because if you do get your wish, and Fox News is muzzled and regulated, then don't fucking piss and moan if the next Republican President goes after MSNBC, PBS, or the New York Times. Don't fucking whine, because we can probably find an FEC expert who could make the case that the MSM as constituted today is a campaign tool for the Democrats and subject to future FEC regulations as well.

Sadly, the Republicans won't really do it. But I would love to see Katie Couric, Adam Nagourney, or Gwen Ifill forced to register their work with The Man and see how they like it then.

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You know there are problems when even CBS is being bitchy

I must say, this little article by CBS about Copenhagen sounds like it was Moron Written, Moron Approved.

Favorite bits?

"CBS News asked members of Congress and staff about whether they're mindful that it's public tax dollars they're spending. Many said they had never even seen the bills or the expense reports."

And this is utterly hilarious and is actually part of the article:

"Pelosi's office did offer an explanation for the high room charges. Those who stayed just two nights were charged a six-night minimum at the five-star Marriott. One staffer said, they strongly objected to no avail. You may ask how they'll negotiate a climate treaty, if they can't get a better deal on hotel rooms."

(emphasis mine)

Seriously, I can't believe CBS let this get out there.  It's fantastic.


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Chris Buckley finally spits Obama's cock out of his mouth

Feeling stupid yet, Chris?

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"I Am An Arrogant, Clueless Prick"

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Yes, I, Joe Klein, am an arrogant, clueless prick. Just look at what I wrote today.

You teabaggers really think the stimulus was a bust? How dare you! How dare you claim that we didn't know what we were doing with your money, you ingrates! Don't you know that we know what is best for you? Don't you know that we are too smart to be misled and misinformed like you racist teabaggers? Don't you know that by ignoring what you want, and ignoring your collective voice, we are helping you, because we know better?

Pfftt...I have had it with you plebians! I cannot tolerate being around people so full of stupidity that they would do their best to thwart us doing what is best for you. Because you ingrates don't appreciate what we are trying to do for you, I will go and swirl zinfandel with Sally Quinn, and read some Proust, IN FRENCH, to calm myself down. talk about how dirty I feel sharing the same hemisphere with such uneducated mouthbreathers.

As my parting shot, let me remind you inbreds that a sensitive progressive of letters is always better than a macho, semi literate reactionary. Now go to hell, you pickup loving savages! And let me be with my soulmate.

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January 25, 2010

TMI MF

Because I'm not really a nice person.

The tape, say both our sources, is explicit and reveals that Mr X "is physically very striking, in a certain area. Everyone who sees it says 'whoa'. She's behind the camera at first."

"So who is Mr X and accomplice?" you ask?
You shouldn't have, you'll regret it.
Sources have told us that, in the throes of their affair, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter  made a sex tape that contains "several sex acts."

I just hope you've all eaten already.
I have to admit, if I didn't have to see him having sex, I'd love to watch him having sex.
I wonder if he positions a mirror so he can watch himself. I'd also like to know if he combs his hair during sex. I mean, I'm sure he does if he's getting a hummer, but does he when doing the deed or does he tell the woman to keep her damn hands off his hair?
Blame Althouse.

Palate cleanser/apology below the fold
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Barack Obama Paving Way for Palin Presidency

Wow, when the super-libs are predicting a Palin Presidency 3 years out you know things have really gone off track for Obama.

Foreshadowing a Palin presidency is a perfect, gathering storm of economics, politics and tribalism, which is not to suggest that Obama is an innocent bystander in his reversal of fortune. It is certainly true that he inherited a capsized economy. But his administration has done little to right the ship. And no president can survive double-digit unemployment and 30,000 foreclosures a month for long.

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A protracted stagnation will likely produce competing responses from voters in 2012, both of them bad for Obama. Polls show that African Americans continue to overwhelmingly support the president even though the unemployment rate for blacks is nearly twice the national average. That won’t change much, if at all, in the next three years. But will the laid–off African-American workers, who have exhausted their jobless benefits, turn out to vote in Gary, Ind., Detroit, Cleveland, Philly and Tampa with the same enthusiasm, and in the same numbers, as they did in 2008? Black New Yorkers certainly didn’t turn out last year for Bill Thompson, the African-American Democratic mayoral nominee, who lost narrowly to Michael Bloomberg, the Republican incumbent. Voter turnout was the city’s lowest in almost a century.

Conversely, while the economic climate is likely to leave the country’s most reliably liberal voting bloc demoralized and disengaged from an electoral process, this same dispossession has historically energized white, conservatives—particularly when cast in a racial hue. Consider the post-Reconstruction era, or the post-civil rights era, or even South Africa’s Afrikaners who responded to a fiscal crisis by electing the National Party which introduced apartheid in 1948. Today, you can see a populist, scattershot backlash, emerging in the form of the Republican-led “tea-bag” protests, South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson’s heckling of Obama and the rock-star sized crowds generated by Palin’s book tour.

Amazingly the author's solution to this "horrible" situation is to ignore the voters who have rejected the Dems in NJ, Virginia, and Massachusetts. His reasoning seems to be that if we spend enough money fast enough then everything will be OK and Palin can be relegated to the dustbin of history.

As the Massachusetts election demonstrates, the problem is not, as much of the media alleges, that Obama and the Democrats have overreached. They haven’t gone far enough. Scott Brown, the Republican candidate in last week’s Massachusetts election, tellingly, made health care “reform” the focus of his triumphant campaign, traveling the state in an old, GM pickup truck, arguing, quite accurately, that the Senate health care plan would cost Americans more money, not less. According to one exit poll, Obama voters who opted for the Republican candidate Scott Brown in Tuesday’s election, said, by a margin of 3-to-2, that the Senate health care proposal “doesn’t go far enough.” Eight of 10 voters in the state continue to want a public option.

source

Sorry buddy but that interpretation isn't going to get you anything but more electoral defeats. Keep trying though it just helps our side.

 





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This is all I can think about

whenever I hear Obama speak for some odd reason.


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