February 24, 2010

alexthetampacop

Headline
Tampa man arrested for wearing clown mask, wig.

The short article says that's all he was doing, walking down the street in clown wear.
I take back half the stuff I've said about Florida.
Yeah, (lowers head, kicks ground), Drudge link.

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February 23, 2010

Not anti-fascist, just anti-those fascists.

So some Germans built a snowman that looks like Hitler.
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German authorities are looking into it because
The probe was launched after a group of anti-fascists filed a complaint about the snowman,

The funniest part? They would have no idea why I'm laughing.
Stolen somewhat shamefacedly from Say Uncle



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February 21, 2010

The sound of one hand clapping.

If a EUnuchstanian gov't falls and nobody notices, does it still show that Bush wasn't the problem?

The Dutch Gov't fell over keeping troops in Afghanistan and nobody has seemed to notice.
Apparently the PM wanted to send troops and the Deputy PM didn't, so the PM told the Queen he can't form a gov't.
I don't know what's next.
It's kinda scary/interesing in a few ways.

First, that's cold.
It's gone totally unnoticed, at least at Drudge, Hot Air, Instapundit, any other blog or, I assume, TV or else at least one of those would have mentioned it.
How inconsequential are they that only one, lone blogger at DPUD is talking about it?

Any of our fine, media betters who notice will probably ignore it because it appears the Dutch, even with all their green sticky weed, are not seeing the unicorns or the rainbows of Hope and Change.
That just doesn't fit the proper narrative.

Last, but perhaps most ominous, are we about to be on our own all over the world?
The Aussies will probably stay, but if EUnuchstans start dropping out, well, the British don't seem to want to be with us anymore.

I think the Canadians are still fighting too, but if the Eunuchs leave us be, well, the Canadians and Aussies might decide they aren't the world's police either.

Interesting times indeed. It's funny how Obama is uniting the world.
Just not on our side.

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February 19, 2010

I hope this gets laughed out of court

I say that I hope so, but I've got a sinking feeling that it won't happen...

A Seattle woman's lawsuit against the state of Washington claims the Work First welfare program violates her right against "involuntary servitude."

Christal Wood, a University of Washington law school graduate who said she and her young daughter became poverty-stricken while she was studying for the bar exam, said she is suing the state under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution over the practices of the Work First program, KING-TV, Seattle, reported Thursday.

It turns out that she's not a fan of the terms of the program, which doesn't allow her to count her internship at a law firm because it's not a non-profit.

Well, too bad, so sad is what I say. It sucks that she and her daughter have fallen on hard times while she's trying to become a lawyer, but I hardly think anybody forced her to participate in the state's welfare program. Which, while I'm not a law-talkin'-guy, would seem to me to make it kind of difficult to argue that this is some kind of "involuntary servitude."

If she doesn't like the terms of the program, maybe she should leave it and try to find some other sort of employment. Some other employment that pays more than a whopping $453 per month, at that.

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February 17, 2010

Can't California just get a normal politician?

What an interesting follow-up to the Governator this would be.  And talk about one fuck of a political platform - legalize weed, prostitution, and Cuban cigars, then tax the holy hell out of them!

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February 16, 2010

The worst economy since Herbert Hoover

Remember the "jobless recovery" while there was a five percent unemployment rate? The whole thing about how wages hadn't grown forever? (Or at least since, oh, January, 2001?)

What do you want to bet that Bush gets blamed for this?

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February 11, 2010

What are they smoking?

Oh right. Sticky green weed.
Headline
Atheist vicar may go on preaching

Yes, a Vicar in the Protestant Church of the Netherlands is an atheist.
Quote
What I believe to be God is a human experience."

I'm not talking about whether or not that makes sense, but if you're going to be a vicar, it seems to me that the biggest requirement is that you believe in God.

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February 10, 2010

Alive!

Updated below the fold
Updated again, snow done edition
Day 7.
Still alive. Beer running low, scotch holding out. Dog looking tasty.
Remember this pic?
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Updated
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February 09, 2010

To finity and below!

I have to admit, I'm torn on this one. Except for the many $billions in their budget, this could be a good thing.
First, Obama has NASA ending the space shuttle program, and against its replacement,  while siccing NASA on Global Worming.
On the one hand, NASA's budget is huge and they'll be spending it on bullshit, global worming, eco-wacko crap instead of something useful like, oh, their fucking job. You know, the third word in their acronym. 

On the other hand, NASA is about useless and this means there's a metric shitload of rocket scientists (and other space specialties) looking for work.
There has to be a way to make money out of space. First, scientific experiments and tourism going up to mining and colonization. I doubt there'd be a shortage of people looking to move to Mars or the Moon and willing to pay for it.
Richard Branson is probably already hiring and so are the X-Prize types. Heck, Boeing or Lockheed Martin might get into space travel and a lot of these people probably already work for them.

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February 08, 2010

Translation

Quoth the Head Mad Mullah
...Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran is set to deliver a "punch" that will stun world powers during this week's 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

Let me translate
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February 04, 2010

Taste of things to (not) come

I've taken crap, and probably will take more crap, for saying that I think Russia has to worry more about from China than we do.
Thanks to ultra-sounds and related stuff, the Chinese can see when they're going to have a less valuable girl-baby and so abort it to have a more desirable boy baby.
Soon, it'll start within 5 or 10 years considering how long we've had the tech,  they're going to have a lot of very horny yutes running around with nothing to screw. Historically, when a nation has too many men they go a-conquering (see: Sabine women, Roman rape of) or they have a revolution. Lots of peoples, like the German tribes in the Roman era, counted on this. It took a lot of money to get married so young boys had to go to war to make money to get a woman. Or the recruiting our jihadi friends do. Take the eunuch bomber for instance, he just wanted to get laid by his 72 virgins. (Too bad he's only going to lose his virginity to 72 dudes.)

Right now in China we see worker unrest because all the men went to work in the factories and left wife and kids behind in the 4th century part of China.
 
Sexual frustration amongst migrant workers in China's booming southern province of Guangdong is leading to a host of social problems and must be tackled, state media on Saturday cited a local official as saying.

If a commie nation's state run media is admitting a problem, it's a huge problem. Too huge to ignore or deny. In this case, they'll probably create an incentive for prostitutes to come from the same villages.

I still think Russia is in trouble in years to come. China's population is getting bigger, younger and maler. Russia's is getting smaller, older and drunker.
China is already moving in on Vladivostok Sooner or later Tsar Putin I or II will have to do something about it.
I wonder if he'll sell it (which would be bad, Russia doesn't have a lot of ports and I'm pretty sure Vladivostok is one of their few ports that's ice free, or at least usable, year round) or fight for it. Which he has to do.

And if they don't go to Russia? Revolution. I'd root for that except I heard a saying once, every emperor takes the Dragon Throne with bloody hands.
I don't expect to see a Chinese George Washington, more likely a Chinese Napoleon.

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He's coming right for us!

Okay, we've all been there. You're walking down the street and a small herd of rhino charges, what to do, what to do?
Well, if you're like me, you whip out your .500 S&W magnum and open fire. But what happens if it's a large herd?
Well, that's where this baby comes in
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Yes, some crazy person is making billet aluminum speedloaders for the .500 S&W magnum.
Which leaves us with another question.
Who would be crazy enough to want to fire off 10 rounds using that monster?

Well, I figure if someone or something is worth shooting, it's worth overshooting.
For comparison, below are pics of it next to speedloaders for a .44 magnum and a .357 magnum
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Still don't think he's crazy? He also makes a speedloader for the Taurus Judge. Why is a speedloader for 45 long colt crazy? It's not, it's the speedloader that holds 6 (loose shit, thanks eddiebear) 5 .410 shotgun shells that also fits the Judge that I find crazy.
Now I might have to get a Judge just so I can get a shotgun shell speedloader.

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February 03, 2010

Education is not as important as football

Okay, I know that some people think that the day after the Super Bowl should be some sort of national holiday - a position, by the way, that I disagree with.  I like sports as much as the next guy, but really, people, it's an entertainment sporting event.  Should we get a week off for the World Series?  Stanley Cup?  Do we push it past sports and get time off for the Oscars?

Whatever the case, and whatever your stance, the Super Bowl is not a holiday and, as such, does not warrant extra time off.  Unless, of course, you happen to be a bus driver in Indianapolis:

Students in Indianapolis Public Schools are allowed to sleep in a bit Monday thanks to a one-hour delay scheduled to give bus drivers more time to get to work the morning after the Super Bowl. But they'll have to make up for half the lost time.

 The state's largest school district initially scheduled a two-hour delay but changed course after the Indiana Department of Education said such delays should only be used for emergency situations. State Superintendent Tony Bennett said that because Sunday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints didn't qualify for an automatic waiver for emergency two-hour delays, missed time would have to be made up.

The best part of this little bit of public school idiocy, in my opinion, is the reasoning behind it:

IPS is trying to avoid a repeat of 2007, when the Colts beat the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl and so many bus drivers called in sick the next morning that officials canceled classes.

Now, the article goes on to mention that a few private schools have chosen to cancel or delay classes, with plans to make up that time, so the shame isn't just on public schools on this one.  I wonder what kind of message this sends to kids about the real world and how shit works once they're out of school and have a J-O-B.

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February 02, 2010

McMonstrous!

Okay, real or satire? No fair hovering over the link to see where it leads.
Quote (talking about Berlusconi's gov't)
The President of the Council cavorting with young women, the allegations of shady connections, slippery financial arrangements, dubious political allegiances, and all-round dodgy dealings are as nothing when compared to this monstrous act of national betrayal.

And what this most heinous of acts?
sight of a McDonald's apron wrapped around the svelte frame of the Minister of Agriculture, Luca Zaia as he helped launch the new McItaly range of burgers.

So real or Scrappleface?
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