May 27, 2010

Just because you're paranoid . . .

So. About that mosque at Ground Zero thing. Yeah, all us paranoid freaks have a right to be concerned.

I maintain my position on this - I'll have no problem with the mosque being opened there when I can walk down a street of Mecca holding hands with my girlfriend on the way to a synagogue. 

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Fuck secondhand smoke

In Indonesia, children are so efficient at slow suicide that they take on the burden of ingesting smoke themselves.

No pshop there, guys.  Seriously, can you imagine what this kid's going to be like in 20 years?  Comfortable with guns, chain-smoking, has a tantrum if he's not indulged.  All he needs is a white shirt, a black suit, a thin black tie, and a straight razor.

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Let's start a fanboy war

The blood of slave labor is on the heads of iTampon fanboys.

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Dear John Meacham Of PBS:

Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you thundercock style in the fuckstorm of lightning and fucking with the flying fuckbeagle of fuck's fucking evil stepbitch's tongue.

Fuck you for year after fucking year of Bush = Hitler shit, snuff pr0n fantasies about Bush and the US troops, Code Pink vandalism, SEIU violence, attacks on recruiting stations, and so forth, for saying that the written word calling for lawful opposition to Obama's policies equals terrorism. Fuck you and your intellectually fucking paucity for trying to tie Lee Harvey Oswald (huh?) to the folks who oppose Obama. Fuck you for damn near hoping that violence does occur so that you can blame your opponents for it. And fuck you fuck fuck fuckity fuck style from the fuckdumpster of fuck and refuckingcycling for not knowing what the fuck you are talking about.

You want violence, Fucklick McFuckstain? Look at any leftist gathering. You'll see plenty of it there. But I guess that's OK to you, right? I guess union beatings are OK, right? I guess naked shower attacks on Capitol Hill are OK, right? And I really fucking guess you see nothing wrong with people being bussed into a neighborhood to trash and desecrate the house of a FUCKING PRIVATE BUSINESSMAN who stands in the way of your agenda, right? Well, fuck you, for I will not tolerate it.

No, I will not fucking tolerate the lies and bullshit you promulgate. I will not tolerate the violence that your side performs (and you ignore). And I will fucking the gash of glory not tolerate your lies to go unreported. Fuck you, John Meacham. Fuck you in a time warp.

No, John Fucking Meacham, let me briefly educate you on how I view the world. I have been blessed because of my schedule to spend four full days with my daughter, and nothing has filled me with greater joy than to see her running around, innocent and free, or to hear her squeals of delight from petting a stingray at the zoo or finally seeing a real fucking rainbow. This little critter peacefully sleeping in her room is entitled as an American to the widest array of opportunities ever to face humankind. And the policies of your side? They fucking want to ruin those opportunities. You are content with ruining my daughter's future and making her a wage slave to Big Brother and The Angry Worf for her life. And you see no problem with telling her to get in line and suffer like the rest of us.

Well, fuck you, John Meacham. I will not tolerate that. I will not stand for my child getting hosed because of people like you and the ideas you endorse. And I will fucking Gaia damned fucking do whatever it is I can LAWFULLY do to take you and your agenda and give it a Gloryhole Goatse of Ghastliness that would cause an overworked Thai Pr0n0 star to say, "Damn! That's too much!" But you know what I won't do? I will not behave violently, unless you come onto my property or violate my person. I fucking believe in the rule of law and the Constitution, and I will not fucking act like a fucking domestic terrorist. And as much as I politically disagree with Obama, I will not fucking tolerate anybody who wishes him harm, which you seem to project upon us.

Fuck you, John Meacham. I love this country too much to become what you think I am because of my politics and my hopes for my daughter. And fuck you for thinking so. Go to fucking hell, John. And get xylofucked by reality for good measure.

***BTW, thanks to Sean for a comment at H2 for inspiring me.

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But in spite of this, his fishmonger father Mohammed, 30, said: 'He looks pretty healthy to me. I don't see the problem.'
Something tells me that Dr. Phil isn't syndicated in this part of the world.

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Just When You Couldn't Believe That Europe Could Get Any Stupider

They go ahead and amp to imbecile up to eleven.

The draft Commission document raises the possibility of trade wars by suggesting EU industries could be protected by imposing border tariffs on imported goods from non-EU countries with less stringent emission controls. The tariffs would be introduced with a requirement for importers to buy emissions permits.

Oh, this should end well.

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PSA for pen junkies

Cross pens are Buy 1 Get 1 at Staples this week, just got a pair of Cross Aventura fountain pens.

They're no Montblanc 149, but they're nice looking and writing knockabout pens.  They have a wider selection of rollerball and ballpoint pens if you prefer.  If nothing else, they make for a reasonably priced token business gift or "I have no fucking clue what to get you" gift.

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May 26, 2010

What's worse than getting in a car accident?

Get in a car accident with a truck full of bees:

Rescue crews were using fire hoses to douse an angry swarm of bees after a fatal crash that involved a semitrailer carrying about 17 million of the insects.

Authorities say a truck hauling 7,000 bee hives was involved in the four-vehicle crash Monday on Interstate 35 near Lakeville, about 35 miles south of Minneapolis.

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Here's a question

Gas prices have dropped 20 cents per gallon here over the last week or so.  Does anyone else remember gas dropping that much that fast right before Memorial Day?  Because I sure don't.

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Regrowing Teeth

This is a pretty cool technology that should be hitting the market in the next couple of years (barring extreme nanny state bullshit):

Dr. Jeremy Mao, the Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, has unveiled a growth factor-infused, three-dimensional scaffold with the potential to regenerate an anatomically correct tooth in just nine weeks from implantation. By using a procedure developed in the university's Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Dr. Mao can direct the body's own stem cells toward the scaffold, which is made of natural materials. Once the stem cells have colonized the scaffold, a tooth can grow in the socket and then merge with the surrounding tissue.

Dr. Mao's technique not only eliminates the need to grow teeth in a Petri dish, but it is the first to achieve regeneration of anatomically correct teeth by using the body's own resources. Factor in the faster recovery time and the comparatively natural process of regrowth (as opposed to implantation), and you have a massively appealing dental treatment.

Awesome.  Now, get moving on similar technology for organs.  My favorite part of the huge stem cell argument was that those opposed to fetal stem cells were saying, "there's got to be another way" and a bunch of closed-minded people said, "impossible!" 

There were, in fact, many better ways.

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Lending Merry Go Round

It's been a while since I posted anything, so here's some End of Civilization Funneh for ya:

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Now this is political theatre

I don't agree with Mickey Kaus' politics (duh) but I really love his campaign for Senate out in California. First, there's the whole put up or shut up aspect to it. He doesn't like how Boxer's voting. He's been very critical of the direction of the Democrat party. So he's running to try to change that. Good on him.

Second, we get complete awesomeness like replacing Boxer with a cardboard box at a debate.  But wait!  There's more!  Not only did he replace Boxer with a box, he called the box ma'am and then had a campaign worker play the "can you call me Senator" audio clip.  That's awesomecakes with a side of awesomesauce.

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Um, why is this okay?

Other sites have covered the whole "Gringo Mask" thing over the past few days, but this jumped right the hell out at me (with my emphasis):

The Arizona requires police to detain anyone whose immigration status may be suspect. Michelle Zubizarreta of Zubi Advertising, one of the nation's leading Hispanic ad agencies, says that means dark-skinned Hispanic people are more at risk of being detained than gringos, slang for white people.
Say, is it just me, or if someone made a mask and called, fuck it.

These aren't even double standards anymore. It's just a big fucking farce. A farce where we all pretend that racism is always wrong no matter what, but then stuff our grubby little fists in our pockets and whistle as we walk away, knowing that certain people are allowed to call others names because of [insert EXCUSE here] and, really, it's not polite to talk about stuff like that, anyway.

Look, I'm not looking for a license to use racial slurs. Far from it. I've been taught all my life not to engage in that sort of crap. I just wish that everyone else felt the same way.

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Wait! So Obama Can't Solve Everything?!?

No link to him, but John Cole admitted that The Messiah can't solve everything, and he and his ilk are flailing around for answers and a way to spin for him:

I know that no matter what I say, some of you are going to claim I am shilling for Obama while others of you will read the same piece and claim I am unfairly attacking Obama, but I have a serious question- what exactly is the Obama administration supposed to do about the oil spill?

I’ve thought about it, and there are some things that really have pissed me off:

1.) BP keeps missing deadlines they themselves set to cap the spill

2.) BP keeps trying to hide the size of the spill anyway they can, whether it be using dispersants to keep the oil under the water so no one can see it, refusing to allow independent sources access, or just flat out lying.

3.) The government is, as we speak, issuing more permits to drill, even though it is perfectly clear we aren’t prepared for this kind of catastrophe.

Of course, the obvious damage to the gulf and the wildlife has me livid, but these are specific things that have pissed me off about the government and BP’s response. I also almost through something at the wall yesterday when I read Jake Tapper report that the Coast Guard called BP their “friends.”

Having said that, I just don’t know what the administration is supposed to do. What can be done? That, I think, is the real lesson from this- that we can’t really do anything about this sort of disaster, and i think the administration has done a really shitty job of getting that message out.

Heh. And yet, when Bush was in charge, well, we know the answers Cole would and did give, so let's just savor the hypocrisy here.

And his comment section is even better:


Call the head of BP and remind him that extrajudicial assassinations are legal for high value suspects who are implicated in the use of weapons of mass destruction against the United States.

And I thought the "Teabaggers" were the violent ones. Care to repeat that comment,pal?

And this:

Paul in KY

I just posted in another thread, we ‘temporarily’ nationalize all their American assets, then run it with the understanding that we’re gonna use as much of the assets as we need to rent American or other countries vessels (civilian and/or military) to carry huge amounts of concreate or make a fucking siphon that works or whatever the Hell it takes (using their money to do this) until the gusher is capped. BP made 18 billion in profit last year. They may so far have lost/used 800 million in aftermath of explosion. There’s alot more m oney that can be thrown at this thing & if they don’t open up the pocketbooks & pay till it hurts, then we’ll start writing their checks for them.

Also, Pres. Obama needs to use the bully pulpit (more) to point out what happens when businesses like these are not regulated & he can either explicitly or implicitly mention which party doesn’t like regulation.

If the head of BP is not visibly quaking in his topsiders, then Pres. Obama hasn’t gotten his points across (IMO).

Nice. Threaten and bully a business. Way to go.

Seriously, this is so fucked up, I am in awe of their stupidity and willingness to admit as a defense of their guy that he's only human.

As Ace has said, "We lost to these folks?"

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May 25, 2010


Nope, move it along. No union-promoted anti-Semitism here.



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This is why we heart Carla Bruni

Because any woman who can say “Sie erhalten mich sehr heiss” in four languages is all right by most morons interested in women, I'm thinking.

I'm also thinking that most morons interested in women are thankful that our First Lady isn't as multilingually skilled.

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Breaking News, Must Credit doubleplusundead: Will Folks Releases Videotape Proof of Affair With Gubernatorial Candidate Nikki Haley

I do have to warn you, this contains graphic language and images, definitely NSFW,

Let's be blunt, the guy is basically the political world's Miggs.

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This is what happens when you completely destroy your own credibility within your own base, GOP leaders

I don't necessarily fault people who are going for more extreme candidates, and in some cases, candidates with a case of teh crazeepants.  This is exactly what happens when your party leadership destroys its own credibility.  The guy might be a full on crazypants like the state GOP leadership states he is, but people aren't going to take their word for it, because they've been lied to and burned one too many times by the Republican Party. 

That said, we're going to have to see what happens, if either the leadership unfucks itself and starts making real efforts to regain the trust of the base (not seeing signs that this is happening), or if the base gets more active and more savvy as far as recruiting, funding and choosing candidates.

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Where I Politely State My Opinion Of Publicly Bailing Out The Unions

No. Fucking Way.

Fuck no. Fuck no. Fuck no. Fuck this shit with an electric fuckprod soaked in the eternal fuckflame of fuck.

Not on my fucking dime, especially after what those fuckgashes have done the last two years with the bused in thugs, the beatings, the intimidation, the violence, and the general fuckheadedness of their side in fucking up my life and trying to make my home state like Cockifornia.

And this definitely is a fucking Rubicon fucking deal for me. Any politician who helps this deal proceed (or doesn't do their damnedest to stop it) needs to get rampfucked Jodie Foster on the pinball machine style with the fuckrapespear of fuck and fucking hate and fury.

Those fucking animals literally beat up some of our side and have done their best to threaten with physical harm those of us who oppose them, and some politicians are OK with that? Not on my fucking watch, you fuckingly fucked up recreants and dastards of fuck. No fucking way will I lay down and let any Republican support this. They have declared war on us, and they deserve a disproportionate response.

Fuck the unions. Fuck their pensions. Fuck their violence. Fuck them all with the fucklaser of fury and ill will. And fuck any politician who supports stealing my money to help them.

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May 24, 2010

Ann Curry: Genius


Wheaton's 2010 graduation ceremony this past Saturday was the most delightful I have ever experienced, as the warmth the students showed for their faculty and for each other was so overwhelming it was felt even by me, an outsider.

So it is with a heavy heart that I ask you to forgive me for mistakenly naming graduates of the other Wheaton College in my address.

I now know I should have named National Medal of Science winner Dr. Mary Ellen Avery, former New Jersey Governor and former EPA Director Christie Todd Whitman, literary agent Esther Newberg, Oscar-nominated actress Catherine Keener and Ken Babby, the youngest senior officer in the history of the Washington Post, among others. Thank goodness I got Lesley Stahl right.

I am mortified by my mistake, and can only hope the purity of my motive, to find a way to connect with the graduates and to encourage them to a life of service, will allow you to forgive me.

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