February 23, 2010
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
February 21, 2010
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.
February 19, 2010
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.
February 17, 2010
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!
February 16, 2010
What do you want to bet that Bush gets blamed for this?
February 11, 2010
Atheist vicar may go on preaching
Yes, a Vicar in the Protestant Church of the Netherlands is an atheist.
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.
February 10, 2010
Updated again, snow done edition
Still alive. Beer running low, scotch holding out. Dog looking tasty.
Remember this pic?
February 09, 2010
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.
February 08, 2010
...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
February 04, 2010
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.
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
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
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.
February 03, 2010
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.
February 02, 2010
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?
January 28, 2010
I don't even know what to say about this. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has lots of words in it - in fact, the main purpose of it is to tell people what words mean when they don't know what a word means. Now, not everybody likes every word. Some people, for example, will never appreciate Eddie's gift with the word fuck, which is a real tragedy, because the man's a fucking Picasso. Other people, apparently, will hate a dictionary because it defines "oral sex":
The Riverside County district has 9,000 students and pulled the reference book last week after a parent complained about a child stumbling across the oral sex definition. That led to cries of censorship.
District policy called for setting up a committee to determine if the book was age-appropriate.
"The dictionary will go back to the classroom but the parents will be given the option to determine if they want their kids to have access to that dictionary," district spokeswoman Betti Cadmus told the Los Angeles Times.
All this booklearnin' is bad fer our kuntree. Someone gotta stop this afore things git worse.
January 27, 2010
Bush released the odd jihadi from Guantanamo and some large minority of those released were later found to be jihadiing again.
How to be better than Bush?
Streamline the process for them to get back into the jihadi pipeline!
A source close to the Obama administration said the Yemenis had agreed in principle to the establishment of a Reintegration and Risk Reduction Initiative, which would be internationally funded and monitored.
First, I'm gonna guess it's a lot more "funded" than "monitored".
Second, and very endy and funny, do you realize we'll be funding a jihadi R&R facility?
From the article
Yemenis currently account for nearly half of the remaining 196 Guantanamo inmates.
They'll hang out for a few weeks and then be off to wherever the jihad takes them.
It'll be like Tokyo in the old MASH reruns where they go to smoke hashish and chase little boys and camels.
Funniest End of Civilization Ever.
Via the Jawas
January 21, 2010
The HAARP Program - spawn of more conspiracy theories than the moon landing and JFK's death combined - is the cause of the earthquake in Haiti. It may also have caused the China quake last year, and what we've done so far is just a warm-up for Iran.
For anyone who's interested in exploring the really terrifying depths of the HAARP Program, may I recommend Jerry Smith's Haarp: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy. Smith doesn't think it can cause earthquakes. He does think it can be used as a mind-control device. In an aside, Smith is a good guy (yes, we know him), if a little passionatecrazy.
January 15, 2010
Citing a more "hopeful state of world affairs"..., the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of its famous Doomsday Clock one minute away from midnight. It is now 6 minutes to midnight.
Hmmm, now what could have created this "hopeful state of world affairs", what "changed"?
The statement continues: "A key to the new era of cooperation is a change in the U.S. government's orientation toward international affairs brought about in part by the election of Obama.
With a more pragmatic, problem-solving approach,
You know, the approach that sets deadline after deadline that is ignored while issuing threats of sanctions that China will veto.
Let's see exactly how stupid they can get (Hint: Pretty darn stupid).
not only has Obama initiated new arms reduction talks with Russia,
Heh. That good old Tsar Putin I laughed at before telling Obama to go screw. He's too busy preparing for the invasion of Georgia in the spring to worry about arms reduction.
But wait, they go farther.
he has started negotiations with Iran to close its nuclear enrichment program,
Ummmm, no. Those started about 5 years ago with the EU-3 and they have been a farce. My favorite was when the EUnuchs came out waving a piece of paper talking about "Peace in our time" and the Iranians came out and said, "We didn't make a deal." Good times.
Obama did "start" direct American involvement, you know, sending begging letters to the Mad Mullahs that they wiped their left hands on after wiping their butts.
And just in case you didn't realize exactly how stupid the Doomsday Clock people are
and directed the U.S. government to lead a global effort to secure loose fissile material in four years.
Heh, I'm pretty sure that promise has an expiration date of oh, say, about a minute after making it.
He also presided over the U.N. Security Council last September where he supported a fissile material cutoff treaty and encouraged all countries to live up to their disarmament and nonproliferation obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty …"
Yup, that and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th IDs, the Marines, the 4th-7th Fleets, a flock of B-52s and Stealth Bombers, the 82nd and 101st and a shitload of special forces will make North Korea or Iran give up their nukular ambitions.
So since these tools have "hope" for "change", that must mean it's almost over.
I'm looking for armor, a sheild and a bow in case it's Ragnarok and my guns are useless, I'm no good with a sword.
Um, does anybody else find it a bit creepy that the Big O is still being employed? That they're not using the official symbol of the Democrat Party instead?
This is an "Organizing for America" thing, but, come on...
January 13, 2010
2010 is going to have to be epic for this kind of shit to be reversed. And that probably won't be nearly enough.
If I had enough money, I might move to Switzerland...
(Via Mare in the comments here.)
January 06, 2010
Junkies are people, too, guys. And, thankfully, the city of New York is recognizing that by publishing, with (oh, yes) government money, a "how-to" guide for heroin addicts. The pamphlet, including useful tips on how to find the vein and the best way to heat the drug, cost New Yorkers about $32,000. And, sure, $32k is hardly astronomical in government terms, but really?
Of course, the move has its defenders. They're helping people to not die from heroin, you know. After all, there's a safer way to inject a fatal, highly addictive drug. Motherfuck me with the rod of stupid right through the nose - I never would have thought! Thank goodness that someone took the time to teach me how to inject heroin safely.
I think this guy from the DEA sums it up best:
"I think tips provided in the pamphlet are not good in terms of preventing anyone from going down the road. It's enabling a user, or potential user. It implies you can use heroin in a safe manner, which is false. There is no safe way to use heroin," said John Gilbride, special agent in the field division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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