August 31, 2010
The post starts off with an okay one but gets darn funny in the comments. Some are lame, some people try to show how smart they are by being annoying, but there's plenty of funny in there.
Heisenberg is stopped by a traffic cop who askes: "Do you know how fast you were going?"
Heisenberg replies: "No, but I know exactly where I am"
To get to the other side.
Why did the tachyon cross the road?
I didn't see my engineer joke.
Anybody can build a bridge that stands.
It takes an engineer to build a bridge that barely stands.
Via the Agitator
He's doing it wrong, BTW, you're supposed to hold the lighter in front of the can and use it like a flamethrower...friggin' amateurs, I tell ya.
Here's the part that interested me: "Gibbs said Obama plans to call Bush before the speech".
I hope Bush refuses the call. Seriously, I hope he refuses to take it. Why should he? Why on earth should he speak to a man who has done nothing but insult and slur him? I'm unaware of any law that requires a private citizen to speak to the President. Of course, common courtesy would lead Bush to take the call but I'm of the strong opinion that one extends the same level of courtesy to another person as that person has shown. Based on Obama's actions toward Bush, Bush is entitled to publicly insult Obama.
Now, he won't. We all know that he won't. He's a decent person and has an appreciation for the dignity that should be displayed by former Presidents. Yes, I'm looking at you Clinton. But still. It's a nice little fantasy to imagine Obama getting a bit of comeuppance.
I'm far from a prude, but, really? That's something you feel the need to put on the cover of your magazine?
August 30, 2010
OM NOM NOM KILLER MAN EATING SQUID!
Now that's news I can use.
He interviewed the guy who directed some of the most entertaining web campaign ads we've seen in the last year or so.
It's long but it's pretty good.
Yes, they are sticking money and emotion into folks in CA like Meg Whitman, who is running because Romney wants her to run for VP, assuming he can somehow get the nomination. So this is stupid. She's got money. Why give her more? There are 63 f*&^%ckin' districts in CA for congress.
And every damned one of the current dems holding those seats is a joke. And ripe for making fun of, beating the crap out of.
He sounds like a tea partier and he's doing something about it.
A documentary series by historian James Burke, "Connections" attempted to explain how various historical events and personalities led to discoveries that built off each other to bring about the modern world. Since the series originally ran in 1978 some of the material is a little dated but it is still one of the most interesting programs to have been aired on TV in my opinion. Fortunately James Burke has placed the entire series on YouTube (as well as the two follow on series).
Episode 5 - "Wheel of Fortune" traces astrological knowledge in ancient Greek manuscripts from Baghdadâ€™s founder, Caliph Al-Mansur, via the Muslim monastery/medical school at Gundeshapur, to the medieval Churchâ€™s need for alarm clocks (the water horologium and the verge and foliot clock). The clock mainspring gave way to the pendulum clock, but the latter could not be used by mariners, thus the need for precision machining by way of Huntsmanâ€™s improved steel (1797) and Maudslayâ€™s use (1800) of Ramsdenâ€™s idea of using a screw to better measure (which he took from the turnerâ€™s trade). This process made a better mainspring and was also used by the Royal Navy to make better blocks. Le Blanc mentioned this same basic idea to Thomas Jefferson who transmitted this "American system of manufactures" -- precision machine-tooling of musket parts for interchangeability -- to New Englanders Eli Whitney, John Hall and Simeon North. The American efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth and his psychologist wife later improved the whole new system of the modern production line.
I am only embedding the first portion of each episode the entire playlist for the episode is here.
OK, that's not true. I had to play video games for my Flash class. But that was understandable - Kitten Cannon teaches valuable lessons about programming and physics.
Now if we can just convince the curriculators (I'm hesitant to call them educators) of the value of weapons training for the upcoming zombie apocalypse...
August 29, 2010
Bring a tear to your eye it will.
My only problem is that it makes me think about the large segment of America who would think you're a duped fool for believing that message.
From Laughing Wolf at the Paratrooper of Love's blog.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream....and contrast:
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
"Shame on them. We still have a dream. We are here to let those folks on the Mall know that they don't represent the dream," said Jaime Contreras, president of SEIU-32BJ. "They sure as hell don't represent me. They represent hate-mongering and angry white people. The happy white people are here today. We will not let them stand in the way of the change we voted for!"That is all.
August 28, 2010
But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.
Amen. And while Dr. Krauthammer can pen better words in his sleep than I ever can, please allow me to add a little something to the left:
What's absolutely unsurprising is that none of them are recalling all the horrible reportage they did.
From Shep running after some poor deputy sheriff bleating something like "Where's the water? Where's the water?" to hearing about people eating babies that had been killed then raped or something, funeral pyres in the SuperDome built on the bodies of raped women, bloated bodies firing at helicopters and zombies eating ambulance drivers.
Every freaking rumor they heard, they reported.
So here is Jeff Goldstein at his finest relating something that might have happened or might only have been Shep Smith's dream.
hold the wide-eyed heads of a CNN camera crew and a couple of photogs from the Associated Pressâ€”â€œerrand boys,â€ Smith tells the cameraâ€™s blinking red eye, â€œsent by grocery clerks to collect my Pulitzer.â€ In his left hand, he holds a microphone, the handle covered in a thick, stringy gore. With his right hand, he fingers a piece of sharpened aluminum raingutter, folded into a blade and snipped at regular intervals to form a kind of makeshift serrated edge, itself coated in a viscous paste of blood and tendon and spinal fluid.
I do every year. It never fails to make me belly laugh.
A law school classmate who was a big Obama supporter emails: â€œHave to say, I thought you were overstating the dangers of Obama before the election. Sheesh. This November canâ€™t come fast enough.â€ I didnâ€™t say â€œI told you so.â€Heh. Indeed. I was told that if I voted for John McCain, we'd all be well and truly fucked, and now we are!
(I'd link to a sale on cookware or digital cameras at Amazon here, but I'm fucking tired and can't think of any more Instapundit cliches, so I'm about to go to bed now.)
"The orgasm is the ultimate feeling of lust; it shouldn't be limited to ejaculation," he said. "You can reach it through art or by looking at a landscape and thinking 'Wow!'"This actually goes a long way toward explaining why I'm not allowed in various prestigious museums and galleries anymore.
(And, well, let's just say that the less that's said about those high school kids from the art class on their field trip, the better.)
August 27, 2010
First, The Presets - ahhh just how I like my women. Batshit insane.
Next we have Crystal Castles - I love that dress. And the boots. And you know the chick. Are we sensing a theme?
Annnd some old school Sting - oh hot blonde dancer chick, I will always adore you.
Because they're so easy to get through the gun show loophole or something.
So here's an update.
I don't know the blogger and he(?) quotes an anonymous person from ODCMP.
For what it's worth, he says that the Korean Garands are actually owned by the US already, they were given under a lend/lease sort of deal.
So they need to return them to the US who would then sell them to CMP to get some more Garands into the country.
Which I'm pretty sure won't happen until after the current admin is not in charge, so I hope Korea can hang onto them for another couple years.
No Garand should ever be destroyed.
Besides, Korea might need them if the poofy haired maniac's successor needs a war to cement his claim.
It sounds plausible, that's why I'm passing it on. I just hate being Shep Smith and passing on every unsourced thing I see.
If it's wrong, blame Say Uncle .
We have Ace getting all worked up in both directions, first yelling at his commenters and then basically strenuously arguing exactly the opposite, even going so far as to advocate for a third party. We also have Drew M. telling us to suck it up and trust the NSRC and, funniest of all, Allah getting all militant.
Personally, I think LC Aggie Sith had it right, our political betters learned the lesson from the last two elections and the tea parties and don't like it.
They hate Palin and Beck only slightly less than the Dems hate him, and for the same reason.
She and Beck are threatening their phoney-baloney jobs.
From the Examiner link
I called to ask whether the NRSC would be providing legal counsel to Murkowskiâ€™s challenger, Joe Miller and the answer was no.
Of course not, he's not an establishment, career politician who has raised money for them. He's just running for Senate on the Republican ticket.
Never mind that makes him the same as Murkowski, albeit with a lead.
More Examiner quotage
NRSC chairman John Cornyn, R-Texas, had pledged not to get involved in primaries, and Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the committee, was emphatic that Cornynâ€™s pledge was against getting involved in open primariesWait, wait, wait, you said contested primaries not open, what do you mean by trying Clinton your way around what you said?
He said, and they quote from an ABC article
We will not spend money in a contested primary,(underline V)â€ Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told ABC News in a telephone interview today. â€œThereâ€™s no incentive for us to weigh in,â€ said Cornyn, R-Texas. â€œWe have to look at our resources. . . . Weâ€™re not going to throw money into a [primary] race leading up to the election.â€(underline V)
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