June 26, 2008
A: Fairly predictable results.
June 25, 2008
I didn't know the government could purchase corporations. Sounds a lot like nationalizing them:
This just has to be illegal, doesn't it? If it isn't, what's to stop the government from 'buying' Exxon or 'buying' General Electric if they don't like the way they do business? I fear this story just put a lot of bad ideas in many crazy heads.
The state of Florida has announced it will buy the U.S. Sugar Corporation for $1.75 billion so as to convert farmland to reservoirs. U.S. Sugar owns some 187,000 acres of land around Lake Okeechobee. The plan, which is part of the state's Everglades restoration effort, is to convert much of this land from sugar production to conservation purposes.
Hey Justice, why don't you have a seat over there?
And we're banking on this short-bus all-star to uphold our Second Amendment rights in the upcoming Heller decision? Weak.
The article has an excerpt of Kennedy's decision, in it he claims that the "national consensus" around executing child rapists is that it is they are opposed, and that by imposing the death penalty, you encourage the rapist to commit murder, then he says this,
...Each of these propositions, standing alone, might not establish the unconstitutionality of the death penalty for the crime of child rape. Taken in sum, however, they demonstrate the serious negative consequences of making child rape a capital offense. These considerations lead us to conclude, in our independent judgment, that the death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child.
What a bunch of bullshit, he can't find any real constitutional justification for this decision, so he just made it up as he went along.
Giggling scatologists Obama voters in ... wait for it ... San Francisco are finally gonna stick it to Chimpy McHitlerburton, man:
From the Department of Damned-With-Faint-Praise, a group going by the regal-sounding name of the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is planning to ask voters here to change the name of a prize-winning water treatment plant on the shoreline to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant.
The renaming would take effect on Jan. 20, when the new president is sworn in. And regardless of the measure’s outcome, supporters plan to commemorate the inaugural with a synchronized flush of hundreds of thousands of San Francisco toilets, an action that would send a flood of water toward the plant, now called the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant.
Back to San Francisco:
“It’s a way of doing something physical that’s mentally freeing,” said Stacey Reineccius, 45, a software consultant and entrepreneur who supports the plan. “It’s a weird thing, but it’s true.”
How much you wanna bet Stacey is a member of the Sierra Club:
Sewage and stormwater runoff are among the nation's largest sources of water pollution. Lack of investment in maintaining municipal sewerage systems and insufficient political will to curb new sewage hook-ups results in more sewage than many sewerage systems can treat, especially when stormwater enters the system.
(Cross-posted at Perfunction)
June 23, 2008
Because, you know, the irony.
Oh, and by the way, in case you didn't get the oh-so-subtle hint, you're all RRRRRAAAAACISSSSSSTSSSS!!!1!!one!1eleven!!!
(Via another anti-Obama, uh, racist. I guess.)
June 19, 2008
June 17, 2008
Sorry about that.
June 09, 2008
Why is Reason, a libertarian magazine, for government regulations against teaching any possible holes in the theory of evolution?
But then again, I got my higher education at conservative Christian institutions, so I'm probably too stupid to understand the nuances of their arguments anyway.
I hear you pirouetting sissies on the East Coast are complaining that it is hot outside.
Boo fucking hoo. I'd say to cry me a river but the last thing we need in the Midwest is more fucking water. Over the weekend Southeastern Wisconsin (among many other places) was slammed with up to 10 inches of rain and everyone I know has had some flooding or water damage. While it is exciting to have so many opportunities to name new rivers and lakes, the damage is staggering.
Cars were fucking floating through intersections in downtown Milwaukee. They had to close the fucking freeway. This bridge in my new hometown is normally high enough above the river to make you think twice about jumping off.
But all I hear on the news is that it is a touch over 90 degrees in New York in June. Stop the fucking presses! I'm sure it was really tough going to the pool or working on your tan while I was knee deep in my friends basement on her birthday!*
Anyway, Governor Doyle (*spit*) has declared a state of emergency in 29 counties in Wisconsin due to flooding, tornado, hail and high wind damage. I personally witnessed golf-ball sized hail on Saturday. I should have some pretty fucking awesome pictures/video of the event later on today when I get access to my home computer.
Anyone from other effected areas of the midwest, feel free to send me pictures, video or stories (chaos -dot- overlord -at- gmail -dot- com) and I'll be sure to add them in here.
* Another home improvement tip from Moron Pundit: When you are in the middle of the heaviest rainfall in decades, do not unplug your sump pump. Even if the fire department instructs you to do so (no seriously) do not. Leave the fucker plugged in. For real. I'm not kidding.
June 08, 2008
As it turns out, no, the Glasgow child services have received no complaints. First question...why the fuck not? And second question, why did the reporters not try and file a complaint themselves, or Glasgow's child services not start their own investigation?
June 07, 2008
To borrow a line from [adult swim], I thought that the writer's strike was over?
Update: Ughhhhhhh. Why? (and yes, I know it's old news, but it still makes me mad.)
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