March 31, 2010

Guam in danger of tipping over and sinking

At least according to this D-imbulb congressman from Georgia.


Someone with access to Ace needs to get him to post this it is just too priceless to only be here and Riehl World View. It must be shared with the world.(I wonder how Charles Johnson will work this into his Democrats are the party of science and reason spiel?)

Never mind once I refreshed AoS and got of the comment threads it was already there. 

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Ace Commenter someguy Buys a Movie Ticket (Part one of a series)

Listen here you stupid motherfucker, why the fuck would you play a movie called the "Notebook."   You probably fucking tripled stationary sales you fucking amateur. 

Can even one of you dimwit popcorn-jockeys define the term "Punch Down?"  Fucking CHRIST!

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Drug-Resistant Super Gonorrhea Evolving

Lindsay Lohan, Jesse James, Paris Hilton hardest hit.

Wrap the weasel, folks.

(via Slashdot)

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The GOP leadership needs to grow a fucking pair

What a bunch of spineless fucking cowards, goddammit I'm sick of the GOP leadership.  Take a hint fucktards, we're not going away, you'll work damned hard to repeal Obamacare, or we'll vote you out and replace you with someone who will.  Enough of the cowardice.

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Get Hynkel

Updated below.
Via Weasel Zippers we find out that CJ sees this flag
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and says, "I'm fairly sure this is a neo-Nazi flag, but I can't find the exact logo yet."
I found it for him. It's the flag of that fascist nation, Tomania.
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How do you say "Tool" in Tomanese?
I know how to say it in English, it's spelled "Charles Johnson".
Update
Eric at Classical Values finds some pretty compelling evidence that the Tennessee flag is related to fascism, via Pennsylvania Nazis.
It's interesting reading and he has one of my favorite graphics near the top.

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On the subject of schools - The Federal Textbook Act

It is no elementary school musical version of Scarface, but in it's own way I find it just as amusing.

Government Control over textbook content?

Is Stop the ACLU worked up over nothing? I have never heard of the Federal Textbook Act but it apparently gives the government the ability to review the cost of textbooks and implements some “solutions” to prices that are climbing much faster than the rate of inflation.

 

The part that has NRO and Stop the ACLU worked up is a requirement that textbook publishers inform faculty members considering a new edition of a textbook what changes were made between editions. Stop the ACLU is looking at this as an attempt to control content but anyone who attends college knows that one of the major complaints of students is publishers rearranging content or adding some questions to push out a new edition at substantially higher prices and forcing adoption by not printing the older editions any longer. This appears to be an effort to address that.

I don’t really think it is the government’s place to be involved but I also don’t think there was a nefarious plot.

(Note;  This law was signed by George Bush in 2008.  It became effective this year)

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March 30, 2010

When real life imitates South Park

Dude, what the hell?



And of course my first thought,


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Republicans will lose many seats in Congress due to right-wing paranoia about the Census

Unfortunately we don't have an obvious tag or I would have used it.

 

Republicans will lose many seats in Congress due to right-wing paranoia about the Census and refusal to fill out census forms, gloats the liberal web site Daily Kos.

 

The number of Congressional districts a state gets is based on how many of its citizens return completed census forms. Because voters in conservative states are completing and returning census forms at lower rates than voters in liberal states, conservative states will lose many seats in the House of Representatives that they would otherwise gain due to increases in their population.

 

source

h/t Instapundit

I wish I had a national radio show so I could ask "how does it feel to be playing into the Democrats hands?'

The good news is this will keep Glenn Beck employed crying about progressivism for the next 10 years. Or maybe people will actually figure out that decisions have consequences, and instead of acting like spoiled children they will fill out the forms.

(I know there are some here who have expressed reservations about filling out their census form. Sorry if I insulted you but again fill out the damn form.)

Update: I was surfing around to a few other sites that showed up in Google for this subject and followed a link over to Free Republic where the discussion was all about only answering the "required" questions and speculation that it won't matter after November anyway because the GOP will be back in power and that will neutralize the census. Both of those assertions are wrong. The Constitution lets Congress pretty much ask anything they want:

The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.


and election of a GOP majority doesn't invalidate the census. First off, the first election it effects is 2012. Secondly there is an apportionment formula for figuring out how many reps a state gets. After that the districts themselves are drawn by the states not congress.

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Yeah, About That NASA Data...

Holy fucking dogshit in the park! Can't these fuckers do anything correctly?

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) -- the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails -- and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.

The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA's data "was more accurate" than other climate-change data sets, NASA's Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said "the National Climatic Data Center's procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate," admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.

"My recommendation to you is to continue using NCDC's data for the U.S. means and [East Anglia] data for the global means {yikes!-ed}," Ruedy told the reporter.

"NASA's temperature data is worse than the Climate-gate temperature data. According to NASA," wrote Christopher Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who uncovered the e-mails. Horner is skeptical of NCDC's data as well, stating plainly: "Three out of the four temperature data sets stink."



And these are the folks who we are supposed to trust when it comes to global warming?

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Sod off.

I went to Catholic grade school and one of my friends was Jewish. He never stood out except he had to tell us about Passover every year.
He went there because it was a good school (seriously, believe it or not but I used to know how to use punctuation properly) and the only reason I knew he was Jewish was because he told me. It made no difference to any of us. He was just Gerard.
He kicked my ass once and that's how we became friends, I took my beating like a man.
He went to Catholic School and even used to go to Mass with the rest of us, he just didn't take any Sacraments.

Contrast him with these jerks going to Trinity University, an expressly Methodist Presbyterian University..
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A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to “Our Lord” on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus.

Get it?  They voluntarily go to an expressly Methodist Presbyterian University and now they're whining about their diplomas.
In this case it's not atheists, it's Muslims. The Trustees are considering the motion, I say, tell them to go screw. If they didn't want " Our Lord" on their diplomas they shouldn't have gone there.
There are plenty of secular schools and even expressly Muslim schools.
Sod off is my opinion.
Via Boortz
Religion fixed.

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Not just yes but HELL YES

Oh this is awesome.

Helen Mirren is edging out Megan Fox for sexiest woman alive.

Now.  I love me some Megan Fox as long as she is keeping her mouth shut.  But Helen Mirren?  Damn.  Damn and double damn.  She is a woman and a half and I long to be 1/100th as fantastic as she is now.

Obligatory pic of Dame Mirren below the fold.  And, no, that's not a photoshop.
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Guess the moron

I'm guessing this is tangonine, given the location...

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In which I am more of a bitch than usual

I must say, I find it rather freaking hilarious to hear the woe and lamentation about Westboro (may the meteors smite them) being awarded costs after winning the appeal by many of the same people who support a loser pays system of civil litigation.  Welcome to the consequences of your position.

MASSIVE DISCLAIMER:  I work in the legal field, plaintiff side personal injury.  Of course I have a financial incentive to be against loser pays.  I think the three people who read this know that but still.  FURTHER MASSIVE DISCLAIMER:  These opinions are my own and in no possible way reflect those of my employer or, hell, anyone else who posts here. 

When people discuss loser pays, I am always struck by the naivete that presumes that justice always wins out.  Sure, juries sometimes award huge verdicts for stupid cases.  But juries also do incredibly insane things like finding a driver who ran a stop light to be not liable for the accident.  Do people really and truly want the loser in that situation to pay?  Really?  People need to understand the consequences of their positions.  If loser pays gets put into place, every single solitary case will go to trial.  Every.  Damn.  One.  If you're the defendant, why not?  If it's an obvious case you're stuck with the costs anyway.  You might as well roll the dice and see if you can't get the jury to do something crazy.  Then you stick the plaintiff with the appellate costs and another 2 years of waiting for recovery.  If you're the plaintiff, you might as well bring that insane case.  If you win, it's not going to cost you a dime.  If you lose, well, then you'll tie it up in appeals for years.  So you have to pay the attorney fees.  Bankruptcy will take care of that.

See, I keep hearing that loser pays will somehow magically reduce the number of lawsuits filed.  Take it from someone who actually works in that field, it won't work out like that.  Most people who sue want a pound of flesh.  They'll take money but what they really want is for someone to pay.  That emotional drive isn't susceptible to economic rationality. 

I'm actually not terribly against loser pays.  I do respect those who understand and accept the reality of what that means.  I reserve the right to point and laugh at those who are all shocked and horrified when it results in costs being taxed against someone the person likes.  Either accept the consequences or don't hold the position.  To paraphrase Dorothy Sayers, a principle is only a principle once it kills someone. 

Westboro won the appeal.  Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, those ratbastards are entitled to be taxed certain costs.  If that's so horrifying, think about the consequences if loser pays was in play and the entire attorney fees were being paid.  If you don't like that?  I suggest you reconsider your position.

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Just Remember: It's All About The Polar Bears

Fuck you, Greenies. Fuck you and your totalitarian leanings. And fuck you for using lies and bogus data to defend and justify your views.

“I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change,” {yeah. Because the planet will kick our asses every time. That's just the way it is-ed} said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. “The inertia of humans is so huge that you can’t really do anything meaningful.” {yeah, like curing polio, a man on the moon, artificial limbs, flight, and microwave bacon? Fucking pipedreams-ed}

One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being {Umm...what about Churchill losing his seat in 1945, during the last days of WWII? What about the 1944 election in the US? What about the elections in 1952, 1968, 1972, 2004?-ed} . I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war {Nazi Death Camps, The Somme, Cold Harbor, Ia Drang Valley, Fallujah? Pfft..Let's worry about a few polar bears and some dodgy data-ed}. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”



Oh, and how are totalitarian countries handling the environment? Ever see dead forests from the halcyon days of the USSR? What about smog cities in China? What about pollution and waste in Africa and the Middle East?

But no, because the most powerful country on the planet has a system of checks an balances, you want that overturned. And who, pray tell, do you fucking want to run things if you get your way? You? Algore? Fuck that. Fuck it hard.

I will take my chances with a free society, thank you very much. And you can get fucked along the way out.

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Can We Call This Blood Money?

Well, it looks as though the way to a pro-life Democrat's vote is earmarks, earmarks, and more earmarks.

Rep. Jerry Costello of Illinois.: $1,418.7 million ($256.4 million in 2010)

Rep. Solomon Ortiz of Texas: $618 million ($726.1 million in 2010)

Stupak of Michigan: $578.9 million 

Rep. Steve Driehaus of Ohio: $332.2 million 

Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio: $294 million ($305.7 million in 2010)

Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania: $236.8 million ($54 million in 2010)

Rep. James Oberstar of Minnesota.: $207 million ($226 million in 2010)

Rep. Brad Ellsworth of Indiana.: $115.4 million ($82.3 million in 2010)

Rep. Charles Wilson of Ohio: $84 million ($62.3 million in 2010)

Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania.: $67.1 million 

Rep. Joseph Donnelly of Indiana: $19.8 million ($11.65 million in 2010)



Fuck them. Fuck all of them. Fuck them for selling out their alleged position on pro-life issues for pork spending. The way this vote came down, this should be considered blood money.

But one good thing has come about: no longer can a Democrat seriously be considered pro-life.

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Aaaand...

...if the speaker in question happened to have (D) behind his or her name, well, I'm sure the same reaction would be forthcoming.

Yeah.

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March 29, 2010

Today Was Not A Good Day To Be A Host At MSNBC

Between the beatdown Ed Schultz took at the hands of a guy from the Heritage Foundation and the disemboweling Dana Loesch did on Tingly Legs Matthews, today was definitely not a red letter day at MSNBC. And to that I say:




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Stupid question time

And someone's probably already asked this, but for the life of me I can't figure out where.

Why is it that when a militia group that calls themselves 'Christian' is busted for plotting to do bad things, 'Christian' is in the headline of every story about the group, and it's seen in the light of "Look at the awful things being done in the name of Christ", but when someone shoots up an Army base or blows up a subway or massacres people waiting in line to vote, not only is the religion of the perpetrators not mentioned, but it's not considered a reflection on the religion?

Am I being obtuse here?  Or is the assumption being made that most terrorist attacks are executed by Islamofascists, so when something happens that's not Islamocentric, it had better be pointed out so that we don't get the wrong idea about a particular attack? 

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Words are failing me today

I've been sitting here for a good fifteen minutes, trying to puzzle out a way to express my utter disgust for noted Democrat Fred Phelps, leader of Westboro Baptist Church, without putting our little blog in danger of being investigated for death threats.  I'm at a loss.  So I'll just point you to this link, and allow my fellow bloggers and our three readers to take a crack at the outrage.

Donations to the legal fund for the father of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder may be made here.  You can read more about Lance Cpl. Snyder here.

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It's not politics anymore

Dennis the Peasant is an accountant and he's discussing all those companies saying they're losing money because of Obamacare and the upcoming show trials. It's worth a read in its entirety. He makes sense of it all.
He has a copy of the SEC form they are required by law to file.
So what Waxman is asking for is really what they would have had to give to the SEC anyway. I think these hearings will be a huge loss for the Dems. The CEOs will say, "We had to do this by law." and as the Dems freak it will become obvious they have no idea what the hell they're talking about.

He makes a great point, the Dems don't realize that politics affects the real world and they can't manipulate the real world politically.

He also points out how the next week or two are going to be very interesting as more and more publicly held companies file these required by law forms.

I think I saw this at the puppy blender's.

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