August 29, 2010
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
A law school classmate who was a big Obama supporter emails: “Have to say, I thought you were overstating the dangers of Obama before the election. Sheesh. This November can’t come fast enough.” I didn’t say “I told you so.”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.)
August 27, 2010
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August 25, 2010
Laura Manriquez, a nurse with years of community involvement, is making a second attempt at this seat. Manriquez said she’s running because “I know I can lead our community forward.”
Her top priorities are economic growth, education and health care. She said she’d press for local economic development such as light rail and the emergence of Milwaukee as a freshwater hub. She also supports transitioning local industries into the green economy.
She just stopped by my house and seemed like a nice lady. Still, not exactly my cup o tea.
Angel Sanchez represented the city’s South Side in the Milwaukee Common Council from 2000 to 2004. He owns a home-improvement business and rental properties and has worked as a substitute teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).
Sanchez said his three signature issues are education, jobs and health care. He said his experience in MPS has helped him to understand the struggles of teachers and families. To curb classroom disruptions and ease teachers’ workloads, Sanchez would like to change the school day so that it starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at noon.
Yay, a teacher. I'm sure he'll be tough on wasteful spending.
So, you can tell my enthusiasm will be limited. Except, well, I know who has to lose:
JoCasta Zamarripa: Fighting for the District’s Fair Share
JoCasta Zamarripa is a community outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, and has worked for Equality Wisconsin, 9to5, the Southside Organizing Committee and Fair Wisconsin. Zamarripa said she is letting the voters define her signature issues.
So, after reviewing the rest of it, I'd actually have to support Ms. Manriquez. But boy, oh boy, do I not have any good options. Of course, in my district, I don't have any good choices until I get to statewide elections.
Oh, well. Its the price you pay to live in the city.
August 24, 2010
Authorities investigating the 2008 crash of Spanair flight 5022 have discovered a central computer system used to monitor technical problems in the aircraft was infected with malware.I shouldn't have to issue this warning in this day and age, but we're still doing HIV education 20 years later, so I suppose it's worth repeating.
An internal report issued by the airline revealed the infected computer failed to detect three technical problems with the aircraft, which if detected, may have prevented the plane from taking off, according to reports in the Spanish newspaper, El Pais.
USB drives are cheap. REALLY cheap. One of the semi-local electronics stores here sells them in bins by the cash register like candy, without even any pesky plastic casing to wrestle through to use. Keep a handful of USB drives around, and take somewhat similar precautions to those that you'd take with your naughty bits - if you're sticking your USB drive into unfamiliar or dangerous territory, and you don't have the equivalent of a kryptonite condom's worth of security on your home system, don't risk your wife computer by infecting her with what you picked up from the local slut who's gangbanged the entire town. Unlike your naughty bits, you can throw out a USB drive without amputation and blood and guts and gore.
I'm going to do you the favor of not hunting down and posting amputation footage from Piranha 3D.
August 23, 2010
The mother had asked the fashion store assistant, identified only as Luisa under Italy's privacy laws, to cover herself up because her large breasts and the act of rubbing cream on them had "troubled her sons aged 14 and 12."
After the court handed down its decision the young woman's lawyer, Gianluca Arrighi, said he had never had any doubt that the accusation of obscene behaviour was without substance.
He pointed out that it was not illegal to sunbathe topless on an Italian beach and said it was not his client's fault if she had an "ample bosom".
Seriously, lady. Quit being a prude. And let your sons savor the beauty that is an ample bosom.
That is all.
August 19, 2010
So a bull in Spain got a bit, um, peeved during a bull fight and leapt into the stands. 40 people were hurt and one little boy is in critical condition. Yes, there's video - it's not that gory but it's very startling. I didn't know that this was even a possibility to guard against.
August 15, 2010
Throughout history, Muslim conquerors have demonstrated their hatred and disdain for all other religions by purposefully erecting mosques over some of the most sacred and hallowed places of Judaic and Christian worship.
The al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is built on top of one of the holiest sites in Judaism, the Temple Mount. The former St. Sophia’s Basilica, once the world’s largest cathedral and orthodox patriarchal basilica, was torn down and replaced with the principal mosque of Istanbul. The Cordoba mosque in Spain was a former Christian cathedral. Muslims have engaged in this practice for centuries, symbolizing their victories over the infidels.
Their attack on the WTC was an attack on what they perceived as a temple to America's worship of money. They don't understand that it was the loss of life that precipitated our violent response, not the loss of some symbol. Still, they are now completing the cycle by dropping a temple on the site of ours.
I don't believe that all Muslims are violent or dangerous but I DO believe that the origins of that religion are opportunistic, violent and expansionistic. It was, in many meaningful ways, a cult of personality intended to expand and consolidate the power of Bedouin Arabs in the Saudi Arabian desert. Mohammed was not a good man but he surely wasn't stupid*. Many millions of Muslims have taken that origin and turned it into something good but there is no lack of historical motivation to engage in these types of behavior and it must not be tolerated.
Jerusalem is a Muslim holy city BECAUSE it was holy to Christianity and Judaism. It was necessary for them to claim it as such so they could eventually conquer it and destroy the holy buildings of the other religions. For the same reason, every place they have conquered in the west has magically become another holy place.
This is just the next step in supplanting our claim to New York as ours and adding it to the list of conquered places they've taken from the infidels.
* - I would compare Islam's early history to the early history of the Mormon church. A cult that eventually became something more and better than its roots.
August 11, 2010
A: A fat hipster doofus in skin-tight low-rise girl jeans.
Seriously, man, know your limitations. The fact that your thighs are screaming in agony after the hour it takes to pry those motherfuckers off before bed is probably significant.
August 10, 2010
August 09, 2010
And don't even fucking think of touching "Where The Sidewalk Ends" or "The Giving Tree". Just sayin'.
So fuck off, Hollywood. Fuck your shitty shitfuckiness with the furious fuckhammer of fuckingly fuckfuddled fury for fucking with my free time options.
August 07, 2010
August 05, 2010
Stop saying dumb shit. We need a win.
August 04, 2010
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