Sunday, January 31, 2010
So I saw Avatar-3D on Saturday night and I have to say that I'm glad people are going back to 3D. It's really immersive feeling and if audiences don't mind wearing the glasses, I predict that most movies will be 3D unless it would just be pointless. Romantic comedies for instance, are just a lot of sitting around examining each other feelings so there's not much to gain from 3D but, action flicks have everything to gain. I found myself wondering what a Jason Bourne movie would be like in 3D....awesome I imagine!
Anyway, the richness and depth of the fantasy planet of Pandora was well worth the movie ticket. Visually, it was as good or better than Lord of the Rings. That said, you couldn't enjoy the story for being distracted by the obvious allegorical slap at our ancestors' mistreatment of native-Americans(Pandorans ride horses, shoot bows and arrows, wear war paint, are barely clothed, and literally commune with nature) and then at the Bush Iraq policy. James Cameron seems to believe that Bush went into Iraq, not to liberate millions of Muslims from a murdering, brutal dictatorship, but to kill the indigenous people and steal their one natural resource that they have in abundance and we desperately need, oil. On Pandora, that resource was not-so-cleverly named Unobtainium. The bad guys on Pandora, the US Marines, used terms such as "shock and awe" and "fighting terror with terror" to describe their brutality toward the peaceful, doe-eyed, native Pandorans. They also made a point of saying how, "There is no green left on the human planet. They've killed their mother." Clearly an environmental cautionary tale.
If you can put aside Cameron's misguided allegory, Avatar is a rich, wonderful fantasy with predictably-rewarding, good-overcomes-evil ending. So pay your $9, check your brain at the door, and enjoy 2hours-40minutes of really fun fantasy.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Heh, heh...stupid wind turbines don't work in the cold. The state of Minnesota spent $3.3million on a bunch of windmills to supplement their power needs but, the grease that lubricates the rotation shaft gels up at extremely low temperatures, rendering the turbines useless at a time of year when electricity is needed most.
Here's a possible solution: To keep the staggeringly inefficient wind turbines from freezing up during the 6 months of Minnesota winter, the state should install, at great cost, equally inefficient solar panels. These would generate electricity to power the heaters to keep the lubrication warm. The only problem is that in Minnesota, IT SNOWS IN WINTER...A LOT! What's supposed to keep the snow off the solar panels? Wait, I know. Each wind turbine will have a bicycle-powered generator nearby and the homes who benefit from the turbine will have to volunteer members to sit outside in shifts and furiously pedal to generate heat that will keep the snow off the solar panels, which will power the electric heaters which will keep the turbine lubrication warm.
See? Hippie ingenuity will save countless polar bears. Untold Minnesotans will spend winters huddled together in the dark, miserable and freezing but, as long as man-eating polar bears thrive, hippies' intentions are all that matter.
Friday, January 29, 2010
If you are one of the dwindling number of nit-wits who believe in man-made global warming, congratulations! You are now encamped with our #1 enemy, Osama Bin Laden....heh, heh....
From MyWayNews -- CAIRO (AP) - Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.
In the tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring "the wheels of the American economy" to a halt.
He blamed Western industrialized nations for hunger, desertification and floods across the globe, and called for "drastic solutions" to global warming, and "not solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change."
Bin Laden's legend as a terrorist has fallen harder than Tara Reid's career. Ten years ago he was planning and directing the 9/11 attacks and today, he's blaming the US for an imaginary crisis, just like our own deranged tree-huggers and unemployed, granola-munching hippies do.
I think this shows that Bin Laden and Al Qaida are shadows of their former scary selves. Only the deranged and/or impotent would use global warming as a cause for hostility toward the US.
By remarking that he forgot Obama was black, Matthews unintentionally revealed, and Olby and Maddow ignored, that to liberals like him in the media, a black man has to be an overachiever to become President. Does Chris routinely view Obama as a black President rather than as just President? Why the qualification? Does he expect Obama to act or speak a certain way because he's black, and is therefor surprised when he doesn't? It's as if Matthews doesn't expect Obama to be able to, because he's black, transcend race and just be President.
Takeaway message: don't ever let a liberal accuse you of racism because you oppose the policies of a politician who happens to be black. No group is more subtly racist than liberals. Nothing has harmed blacks in the US more than the soft bigotry of low expectations which are embodied in every government program intended to give minorities a lift up, but result in deeper dependency.
Judicial Watch has a report on the staggering cost to taxpayers for Nancy Pelosi's entourage to binge-drink their way around the world.....
But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.
SanFranNan's globe-trotting costs the taxpayer $1,000 per week just for in-flight service? Why are taxpayers ever, EVER on the hook for politicians' booze habits? My gosh, when can we finally be rid of this vacant-eyed, hag of a Speaker?
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Newsweek's Howard Fineman gushed like a silly school-girl last night on MSNBC after watching Chairman Zero's mediocre, hastily-written SOTU speech. Here are two of his gems....
"If presidential leadership were only about giving speeches, the jackhammers would already be at work on Mt. Rushmore."
"In many, many ways, this is one of the most conservative speeches that a Democratic president has given since I think the middle of Bill Clinton's time."
What a kiss-ass! Mount Rushmore? And do you think anybody bothered to point out to Howard that this is the only Democratic president SOTU speech since Bill Clinton? I swear, these liberals in the media are so vested in Obama's success, because it reflects directly on them if he fails since they installed him in the presidency, that they can't even comment critically on a speech without getting the vapors.
If your redneck, tramp of a daughter insists on getting a tattoo for her boyfriend to look at, at least make sure she knows the difference between a delicious garden vegetable and a urine fetish. Heh, heh....Sweet Pee!
Alito's right. McCain/Feingold was nothing but a violation of the Constitution's guarantee of free speech, in this case, the most precious kind of free speech....political speech. Why the reprobate McCain ever went along with this travesty in the first place is a mystery, unless it is that he had grown to adore himself for being the media's "maverick" darling.
I can't recall a President ever criticizing the Supreme Court to their faces in a SOTU speech. Good for Justice Alito for standing up to executive-branch intimidation and bullying. Intimidation tactics might work in Chicago but Alito won't be pushed around by a play-ground bully pretending to be President.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
From Rich Lowery over at NationalReview
In other news, there's a middle-class task force?
What's the purpose of the middle-class task force? Is it to keep tabs on the subversive activities of Americans who make enough money to resent the progressive tax structure, but not so much that we can shelter most of it? If Obama cared about the middle class, he would have cut our taxes by now.
Sources have told us that, in the throes of their affair, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter made a sex tape that contains "several sex acts."
Gross! Who wants to see Silky Pony having sex? It would be like watching two girls have sex, but then one turns out to be an effeminate, narcissistic dude. Yeah there are two Americas, and both are diving for their barf bags right about now.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
There might be one or two but, I can't think if any federal subsidy that is consistent with free-market economics. No commercial enterprise should ever be given a subsidized advantage over it's competition for any reason...especially not for just being politically favored.
"But Ed" you whine, "what about the arts? Surely you can't be against community orchestras and museums"?
But I can. If a community wants an orchestra or a museum, their local tax dollars and donations can pay for them. Why should money be taken from me to pay for the Paduka Community Chamber Orchestra when I live in Birmingham?
"Federal subsidies" is just an innocuous-sounding phrase for the financial favors with which the politically powerful reward donor constituencies, or use to manipulate commercial markets for political purposes. Either way, they're bad!
Charles' deadpan, understated delivery of scathing insults is his trademark. I cracked up when he pointed out "option 3".....brilliant and spot on!
With the nation in near economic collapse from congressional corruption and appalling debt being run up by the Obama administration, you'd think Pelosi and the other deranged democrats, who want to finish destroying America with ridiculous carbon restrictions, would at least travel on the cheap to demonstrate some understanding of the hardship they've caused many Americans.
Good for CBS for exposing this corruption. Hopefully voters will remember how awful these career politicians are in November.
Monday, January 25, 2010
"I will finally end the abuse of no-bid contracts once and for all," the senator told a Grand Rapids audience on Oct. 2. "The days of sweetheart deals for Halliburton will be over when I'm in the White House."
Predictably then, we hear about him doing the very thing he promised not to do....
From Fox News -- Despite President Obama's long history of criticizing the Bush administration for "sweetheart deals" with favored contractors, the Obama administration this month awarded a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a Democratic campaign contributor without entertaining competitive bids, Fox News has learned.
The Obama cabal in Washington know that the sycophantic drones in the media will ignore his corruption and dishonesty. As long-time, committed Obama-mouthpieces, they have much face to lose if Obama is exposed as being a rotten, corrupt liar, so they dutifully report exactly what they are told to report by Emanual and Axelrod....that anything The One does to advance his agenda is OK because he's the savior of the world.
But real Americans know better.
This is how dependent and unsure the smartest man in the world actually is. After meeting briefly with sixth graders, he had his personal teleprompters brought in to the classroom so he could read a few brief comments to reporters about his education plans. Seriously? I wonder if this guy can order fast food without reading it off a teleprompter? This means that literally every word that comes out of his mouth is pre-written for him by a four-eyed speech writer. I'm really starting to believe that Obama is nothing, I mean NOTHING, but an empty suit with slick reading skills, being operated like a sock-puppet by Emanual and Axelrod.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Suddenly RINO John McCain is feeling the pressure from his right flank in the wake of Brown's stunning seizure of Teddy's senate seat. Former congressman, republican J.D. Hayworth, is already in a virtual tie with McCain with 7 months until the Arizona primary. Why Sarah Palin has agreed to campaign for McCain is any body's guess but don't get seduced by her support. Look at the facts about McCain's record. Here's a short list compiled by Michelle Malkin....
This is from Michelle Malkin's latest article -- With all due respect to McCain’s past noble war service, it’s time to head to the pasture. As the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, he was wrong on the constitutionality of the free-speech-stifling McCain-Feingold campaign finance regulations. He was wrong to side with the junk-science global warming activists in pushing onerous carbon caps on America. He was on the wrong side of every Chicken Little-driven bailout. He was wrong in opposing enhanced CIA interrogation methods that have saved countless American lives and averted jihadi plots. And he was spectacularly wrong in teaming with the open-borders lobby to push a dangerous illegal alien amnesty.
J.D. Hayworth is a good conservative and would serve Arizona, and the nation, admirably in the upcoming fight over immigration reform, or as we know it will be....amnesty. McCain is no conservative, and that senate seat no more belongs to him than the Mass. seat belonged to Ted Kennedy. If you are looking for another electoral battle-ground in which we could replace a pretend conservative with an actual conservative, turn your attention to Arizona and seat Hayworth in place of Johnny Mac. McCain has a huge war chest and is running anti Hayworth ads already. If you can, send some money J.D.'s way and help J.Mac retire at long last.
The Supreme Court wisely affirmed the broad interpretation of the first amendment Americans should expect rather than the narrow interpretation that liberals desire...
From Gallup -- PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' broad views about corporate spending in elections generally accord with the Supreme Court's decision Thursday that abolished some decades-old restrictions on corporate political activity. Fifty-seven percent of Americans consider campaign donations to be a protected form of free speech, and 55% say corporate and union donations should be treated the same way under the law as donations from individuals are. At the same time, the majority think it is more important to limit campaign donations than to protect this free-speech right.
Limiting the size of donations is debatable and probably a good thing but, restricting political speech by groups you feel are hostile to your world view is unconstitutional in the extreme. And that's precisely what McCain/Feingold did. The liberal agenda is generally hostile to corporations so any restriction of their political speech during campaign season is beneficial to them. This is why they are apoplectic about this ruling. Now corporations, which are made up of individuals, can produce issue-based campaign ads right up to election day. The broadening of free-speech, especially political speech, is always good as long as it comes with full and immediate disclosure.
Plus, when trolls like Chuck Shumer, Barney Frank, and Dick Durbin are going nuts and calling for congressional hearings, you know the ruling was a good one based on that alone.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
On January 22, a wide variety of broadcast, cable, radio, and internet outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, preempted their regularly scheduled prime-time programming and aired Hope for Haiti Now, a benefit concert and telethon to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief. But even after receiving criticism for giving little coverage to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on its top-rated programs, Fox News did not preempt its programming and air the benefit concert, instead broadcasting regular editions of The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity.
I don't have a problem with a telethon to raise money. I applaud Hollywood for doing that but, why does every single channel have to air it? It was carried on more channels than Obama's inauguration. There was nothing else on to watch no matter how high you dialed your cable box. Absolutely ridiculous! I tuned into reruns of Criminal Minds for those two hours.
It's like that episode of Seinfeld in which AIDS-awareness marchers get mad at Kramer because he won't wear the stupid red ribbon in the march or, conservatives who judge a political candidate based on whether he wears a stupid, lapel flag pin. Seriously? Must I watch the telethon or be cast as unsympathetic to the plight of Haitians? There are other things going on in the world besides a two-week old earth quake. It doesn't have to be aired on every single channel.
Besides, the few performances I did view during commercial breaks were practically unwatchable. They were slow, dreary, and more likely to make me want to cut my wrists than give a bunch of money.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Item #2: Obama promised to make charitable donations to Haiti tax-deductible to encourage people to give. When is somebody going to ask him why if cutting taxes on charity results in more giving, then why wouldn't cutting job-associated taxes result in more jobs? Cutting taxes results in more of that activity....we know that Obama understands this now. Somebody should stick a microphone in his face and make him explain the difference.
Obama contorted himself into knots trying to convince George Stephanopolous that he and Scott Brown were "swept into office" because of the same voter disillusionment with the status quo and anger about the Bush years. I think Obama covering his ass by likening himself to Scott Brown, marks the official end of the Obama magic.
Watch as all but the most deranged democrats run for the hills to put as much distance as they can between themselves and the disastrous Obama agenda.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Well David, perhaps it's the liberal elite like yourself who are mentally ill to believe that Americans will remain in their Obama-induced stupor forever. Having trillion-dollar program after trillion-dollar program crammed down our throats before we've even had a chance to examine what's happening is not how to successfully court the American electorate. Sure, there are some Americans who just want to be taken care of and will give up anything in return for more government goody-bags but, most of us, including even those in Massachusetts, don't like to be pushed around and made to pay for the failures of others indefinitely. Nor do we appreciate being on the hook for gargantuan handouts to corporate cronies who enjoy the current administration's favor.
Those of you at MSNBC are solidly in favor of the behemoth nanny-State because you are all unapologetic, quasi-socialists(except for Olbermann, he's just a garden-variety retard) and you assume the rest of us should be too. America is starting to wake up to that, which explains why your remaining 7 viewers may be changing the channel to something more realistic, like the SciFi network.
Thanks to Hotair for the clip.
But the Washington Post story about the poll makes no mention of this fact. The poll asked: “Generally speaking, would you say you favor smaller government with fewer services, or larger government with more services?” Fifty-eight percent said they favor a smaller government with fewer services, and only 38 percent said they favor a larger government with more services.
The Post did not mention the results from this poll question in its news story about the poll.
Psych professors at the University of Rochester have just finished a hard-hitting, in-depth study of moods of working people. Here are the earth-shattering findings....
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- People experience better moods, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, U.S. researchers found.
In other groundbreaking medical news, smoking cessation is good for your lungs and the more fit you are, the longer you'll live..
Sunday, January 17, 2010
REASON FOR ER VISIT: "DRY HUMPING HIS GIRLFRIEND" W/PENIS RUBBING AGAINST HER JEANS, ACTIVITY WENT ON FOR EXTENDED PERIOD, PENIS STARTED BLEEDING
DIAGNOSIS: ABRASIONS PENIS
Heh, heh....I really don't think I have anything to add to this except to laugh some more and maybe, that our nanny-State CPSC might ban dry humping now as being "dangerous behavior". They've banned everything else.
“When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?”
Like a few parts per billion of CO2 in the atmosphere can affect the plate-tectonics of a planet. I swear, could this guy be any more retarded?
Saturday, January 16, 2010
This is from ValleyCentral.com in Texas -- Three men are being held for a Palmview home invasion where an 11-year-old boy was shot defending his mother.
Luckily the 11 year old owned a .22 rifle and shot through the bedroom door as the armed gunmen tried to break it down. The men fled but not before one of them got shot in the neck.
Will you bravely defend your family from armed intruders like this kid, or will you cower in the corner and hope they don't hurt you too bad, smugly satisfied that you chose NOT to contribute to the "gun culture"?
Friday, January 15, 2010
If an awful lot of relief supplies don't get handed out in a hurry, things are going to go downhill fast....
Relief convoys are warned to add security to guard against looting as shock gives way to despair and quake survivors grow increasingly impatient for food, water and other aid.
There are only three way in which to deliver large quantities of food, water, and medicine to Haiti....land, sea, and by air. The only land route is over a difficult mountain range from the Dominican Republic on quake-damaged dirt roads. Small convoys might be able to make the trek but they can only carry what would amount to a drop in the bucket of what's needed. Sea deliveries by large ships is very difficult because the shipping docks in Port-au-Prince were heavily damaged in the quake and cannot reliably and safely accept large ships. There are plenty of cargo planes filled with relief supplies(at least when there's space in between reporters and news crews) but, there's only one operational runway and no aviation fuel available. Planes can land but they can't refuel to take off. This has resulted in there not being any room to park any more planes until some others can depart.
They should first land a tanker with av-gas, refuel the empty planes, and get them out of there. Then the US military will have to oversee the distribution of supplies as they come in or there'll be total anarchy and chaos...understandably. These people have been without clean water for several days now....desperation, starvation, and sickness will set in shortly. Then this whole situation will descend from an awful disaster into an unimaginably horrifying disaster.
Food, water, and medicine are the immediate need for the survivors but, what about the people still trapped under the rubble. Most will probably die there as there is no heavy equipment to get them out. Here's a link to the American Red Cross if you'd like to pitch in.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tim Tebow, a name that will always be associated with the greatest of all college football players. Tim is a solid christian and isn't afraid to show his beliefs. I witnessed a video that changes my opinion of Tim forever. This young man, meets a girl at the ESPN awards. She is a fan and is suffering from a brain tumor and other complications. He asks her to accompany him the next night to walk down the red carpet with him. Total class!!.
I gave Tim a lot of grief for his tears after the SEC championship game. I thought it was wrong and still feel that for most people I am correct. But, Tim, you can cry or do anything you want, because, bud, you are out there spreading the gospel and doing what all of us should be doing. You do it daily. Never again will I question your motives, because you are a genuine human that honestly cares for others. We can all learn a lesson from you. Here is the video if you want to look at it. If you cry then turn on your skype camera
In a sure sign of desperation, Martha Coakley has pleaded with Obama to come to Mass. and campaign for her. She and republican Scott Brown are in a virtual tie going into Tuesday's election to fill the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy. The last thing Obama wants to do is hitch his wagon to the candidate who loses Kennedy's seat to a republican and in doing so, gives up the 60 democrat majority in the senate. On the other hand, if he refuses assistance, the chances are greater that Coakley will lose. A win by Brown would effectively kill health-care, cap-and-trade, and immigration/amnesty. This is a huge election for the entire nation.
Will Obama go to Mass. and risk looking impotent if Coakley loses in spite of his efforts, or will he stay home and accept the likelihood of her defeat, even if it means his legislative agenda will be dead in the water for the foreseeable future?
BOB HOWARD IS THE MAN!!!!!!! Without question this Alabama born marine was one fine American. He died on December 24. 2009. Cancer finally took a man that his enemies could not. Bob fought in the Vietnam War. He was nominated for the Medal Of Honor 3 times (an individual can only win it once , he won the first time). He won many purple hearts, silver and bronze stars. He is a true American hero. His heroic acts are portrayed throughout the media and now, we as civilians need to take a moment and thank God for a man that loved his employer, and fought to keep us all free. We need more Bob Howards in the world, what a class act. My hat is off to you sir. Thanks for your dedicated service and your integrity. Godspeed and may you rest in peace after a long and hard journey.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The play set comes with realistic, TSA underachievers who sit on their asses while passengers sneak past them. Also included is a long suffering passenger who patiently tolerates the intrusive manhandling of TSA goons. Appropriately, the poor, harassed passenger is a white, middle-aged woman. You won't find any swarthy, middle-eastern men in turbans in this play set...because the TSA never inspects them.
Included in the TSA play set are actual latex gloves so family members can practice pointless cavity searches on each other, just like the TSA thugs. Also included for hours of realistic, family travel re-enactments are actual police batons and hand-cuffs, so when a fed-up passenger, played by 8 year old Johnny, cops attitude, you can whack him one and drag him off to detention for hours of useless interrogation.
Hundreds of impatient, needlessly delayed-passenger action figures not included.
Coming soon to the Homeland-Security line of action toys will be the Abu Ghraib Torture Play Set with barking dogs, genitally-attached battery cables, and realistic rubber hoses for beatings.
Also, the Club Gitmo Interrogation Set complete with life-sized water board for realistic family questioning, personalized orange jump-suit, delicious halal recipes for tropical family retreats and, a copy of your Miranda rights along with a doll-sized public defender....just like your favorite terrorist personalities will be enjoying at Club Gitmo.
Martha Coakley is the democrat toadee who's been chosen by the party to inherit the seat in which Ted Kennedy dozed in the Senate. The only problem is Scott Brown is winning support across the board in that state with excellent points like this one.
If you want to help Scott Brown defeat Coakley on the 19th, go here and donate.
On the fan forum site "Avatar Forums," a topic thread entitled "Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible," has received more than 1,000 posts from people experiencing depression and fans trying to help them cope.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here's the basis for the hoopla surrounding Harry Reid....
....he had described Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Those reflections appear in a new book, "Game Change," by Time magazine's Mark Halperin and New York magazine's John Heilemann.
Everybody's upset about Reid using the term "negro" but their hysterics are misplaced in my opinion. The insulting part of the statement to me, if I were Obama, would be that I turned my "negro dialect" on and off like a switch whenever I thought the audience warranted it. Not only is that a blatant charge of phoniness toward Obama but it assumes that blacks are stupid to the point that mere black dialect can buy their support. That's the transparent racism of Harry Reid of which blacks in Nevada should be reminded in November.
Am I the only one who thinks that is the insult rather than the word "negro"?
Saturday, January 09, 2010
From TheHill -- The debate over full body security scans just got a lot more graphic, thanks to Democratic political strategist and frequent flyer James Carville.
Speaking on The Tony Kornheiser Show Friday, Carville laid out, or unzipped, his vision for airport security.
"Let me buy a [security] card, then go and measure my penis, and let me get on the airplane," he said.
Do I need to hear Carville referring to his penis....I mean ever? It is an ironic example though for him to choose since he generally looks like a giant penis and he certainly acts like a d*#k most of the time.
Friday, January 08, 2010
I'm not making fun of suicide so keep your hate-mail to yourselves. I just found this story unusual as suicide attempts go....
HOBOKEN, N.J. – Police say self-inflicted stab wounds put Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange in a New Jersey hospital.
Competello says the 42-year-old comedian was unconscious but breathing after stabbing himself with a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife.
Lange was taken to Jersey City Medical Center. Competello says doctors cleaned nine abdominal knife wounds and operated. He says Lange has been released.
Everybody knows we pampered Americans don't have the guts(pardon the pun) to stab ourselves in the abdomen until death so, how is it that Artie Lange was able to do it nine times? And with a Wolfgang Puck knife too...I guess if there's anything to do with a celebrity, no matter how irrelevant, craven reporters throw it in the story. You'd think that after the first stab he'd be like, "Damn, that hurts. I think I'll just take some pills like everybody else."
A 31-state salmonella outbreak first detected in Utah was linked to pet frogs, U.S. health officials said Thursday, suggesting that public-health efforts to educate children about the proper handling of reptiles should be expanded to amphibians.
Now the CDC doesn't say that salmonella is only contracted from frogs by licking them but, I'm guessing that's what's going on. Dumb, addled teenagers will try literally anything if they think it'll give them a buzz for a minute or two, regardless of the likely danger or utter stupidity of the act. Teens trying to get high think stupidly that if licking one species of frog can make you high, then all frogs might have the potential, just as they will eat deadly-poisonous mushrooms of unknown species on the off chance they might get a buzz from it. Here's a SouthPark episode about this very problem....
Mild Language Warning
Thursday, January 07, 2010
This is a TRR public service announcement: Apparently in the latest effort to get high in as completely stupid and dangerous ways as possible, high-school kids are choking each other until they pass out. They call it playing SpaceMonkey but, it's just one person constricting the carotid arteries of another person's brain until he/she blacks out. And it's not like they sneak up on each other and do it, the dumb kid volunteers for it. Many kids have suffered permanent brain injury and some have died....I said died!
If there's even one chance in a million that your kid might try something like this, make sure you have the talk with them about it. Good grief, I thought huffing and glue sniffing were the epitome of teen stupidity.
If you want to hear medical reports and see video clips of kids playing SpaceMonkey, go over to Youtube and check it out.
Heh, heh....it doesn't get any funnier than this....
From CNN -- 14 terror suspects mistakenly kill themselves
Kabul, Afghanistan - Fourteen suspected terrorists died Tuesday night when the bus they rigged with explosives blew up prematurely, police said. The explosion occurred as the suspects were riding the bus in the province of Kunduz, said police chief Abdul Raziq Yaqobi.
Riding the very bus they had rigged with explosives....I guess they were too lazy to walk home...idiots! Is there anything more pathetic than a lazy terrorist?
The liar-in-chief has failed utterly to have any resemblance to transparency and openness in these dealings. Rather, the senate, under Obama's direction, is holding all deals in dark rooms where they can buy and sell votes, hide ugly truths about the health-care "reform" bill, and plot and scheme ways to ram through congress, the largest seizure of power by the federal government in history.
I swear, the naked corruption and dishonesty of this administration make the Clinton gang look like choirboys by comparison.
This is perhaps the stupidest public policy initiative I've ever heard...
The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering scrapping the police entrance exam, sources tell Fran Spielman.
Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible.
If there are any professions which, without competent, skilled practitioners, bring harm to the public, it's neurosurgery and police. Entrance exams serve a purpose, they weed out the idiots and underachievers. Allowing idiots and underachievers to become policemen in order to fill a race quota is appallingly stupid. Do we really want to give to people who can't pass a simple test, the authority to shoot people? If they can't pass the entrance exam, perhaps minorities should have been paying better attention in school.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
The self-described intellectual and token "conservative" over at the New York Times, David Brooks, has been whining about how irrelevant and pointless the "educated class" has become with the awakening of true conservatives.....
From Hotair -- The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year.
The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting.
The story is the same in foreign affairs. The educated class is internationalist, so isolationist sentiment is now at an all-time high, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The educated class believes in multilateral action, so the number of Americans who believe we should “go our own way” has risen sharply.
He's right. The "educated class" to which he refers is comprised of snooty, Euro-centric. ivy-league educated, arugula munchers who have lots of degrees and theories but scant little experience in the real world....or basically the same crowd from which Obama has recruited fillers for nearly every political office in his administration.
What Brooks is really lamenting is that the American people are finally waking up from their slumber and aren't following blindly, the self-appointed, north-eastern, intellectual class like him as they lead us toward socialism and slavery to political correctness. We're not forming our opinions based on what our intellectual superiors tell us to believe. We're thinking for ourselves now and their transparent contempt for America, capitalism, and freedom is pissing us off.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
For all you pantie-waste whiners who have criticized me for pointing out that a continent as backward as most of Africa is, cannot be transformed into a productive, functioning civilization by merely pouring money and pretend democracy onto it, this story is one of the reasons most of Africa, like a lot of the mid-east, is a God-forsaken wasteland of backward savages....
From Guardian via Belchspeak....
It's a tiny organ that, the superstition goes, holds the secrets of the future. When smoked and inhaled, the brain of a vulture is said to confer the gift of premonition. To put it bluntly, most users hope to sneak a look at next week's national lottery numbers.
Such is the demand for vulture brains to use in muti – traditional medicine – that wildlife experts fear the birds could be driven to extinction within two or three decades. They also warn that hunting could intensify as gamblers seek an advantage when betting on the football World Cup in South Africa.
How can a continent of people who are dumb and primitive enough to think that smoking vulture-brain doobies can confer premonitions, lottery numbers, and soccer-match outcomes, be entrusted with billions in aid money to develop their economies and drag their civilizations out of the Precambrian Era and into the the 17th century? I mean, forget about the 21st century. The 17th would be an improvement.
Man, Obama just keep breaking down barriers. Not only is he the first black President and has managed in less than one year to dismantle the Constitution and install a child-sex advocate as school-safety czar but, he's now appointed the first tranny to a government post.....
For Amanda Simpson, believed to be America's first openly transgender presidential appointee, the job she starts Tuesday in the U.S. Commerce Department is an honor and the culmination of a career dedicated to understanding military technology.
President Obama recently named Amanda Simpson to be a Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department.
(newscom.com)But what gnaws at her, she says, is the fear of being labeled a token who was hired because of her sexual identity rather than on her merits.
"Being the first sucks," she told ABC News.com.
That's appropriately stated I guess.
Is there no politically correct hoop through which Obama will not leap in order to curry favor with the already fawning media and far-left weirdos?
If Miss Simpson is worried about being a token tranny, perhaps she should stop wearing it on her sleeve and just be Amanda Simpson rather than Amanda Simpson the Tranny. By defining herself based on a superficial surgical procedure, she creates a circus freak show out of herself....the very thing she claims to not want.
World airports to Obama, "Blow it out your ear"!
On the first day of what was supposed to be tighter screening ordered by the U.S. for airline passengers from certain countries, some airports around the world conceded Monday they had not cracked down.
The United States demanded more careful screening for people who are citizens of, or are flying from, 14 nations deemed security risks. But enforcement of the U.S. rules appeared spotty.
"Everything is the same. There is no extra security," said an aviation official in Lebanon, one of the countries on the list.
It looks like Obama has been reading his press clippings and actually believes as they do, that he's the Chosen One, with divine providence to direct others to do as he wishes. As it turns out, not so much...heh, heh. Other airports refuse to stupidly inconvenience their passengers for the pretense of security, as we do ours.
Monday, January 04, 2010
From I-am-bored via Linkiest....
This is the pouting face of 21-year-old Sean Sexton. Tempe police say Sexton was standing outside of a check-cashing store near Southern and Mill avenues October 28 firing an Airsoft rifle at the store's windows.
Police are unsure why exactly Sexton was shooting at the store but speculate that he may have had a vendetta against the business.
When police got to the scene, Sexton started firing at them, as well.
Luckily for this bird-brain, the cops realized he was shooting an air rifle and didn't return fire. Later they snapped these hilarious shots of him at the city jail looking like somebody peed in his fruitloops....heh, heh.
The media constantly harp about government "getting things done" for the people. Passing laws that limit our activities is what they mean by that. And these laws almost never, ever get rescinded. They just keep on restricting our lives in all kinds of intrusive, ridiculous ways. This is precisely why I love gridlock in Washington and in our local governments too. The more time lawmakers spend unable to "get things done", the fewer of our liberties get taken away by the all-powerful nanny-State.
As if airline travel isn't painful enough, the morons at the TSA have decided to inflict still more indignity on us in the wake of the Christmas day panty bomber's attempt at suicide bombing....
The Transportation Security Administration notified airline carriers Sunday of the changes for all flights entering the United States -- with an emphasis on a "full body pat-down and physical inspection of property" for all people who are citizens of or are flying through or from nations with significant terrorist activity. TSA officials declined to name all the "countries of interest" on Sunday, but confirmed that the directive applies to the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism.
So, they're going to scrutinize people coming from known sponsor states of terrorism. That would be great but for the fact that the Detroit bomber boarded in Holland. It's as if the Obama administration is doing everything to distract and dazzle us and make us think they are taking action when they are willfully and specifically ignoring the terrorists sneaking on the airplanes.
Obama is like a street magician who distracts you with a dazzling card trick with one hand while picking your pocket with the other one.
Since Lockerbie, every single airline terrorists has been a dark-skinned, dark haired, Muslim male aged 18-40, with a Muslim name. Why don't we try singling out those people for extra scrutiny before boarding, rather than inconveniencing millions upon millions of passengers by telling them they can't go to the bathroom, have a refreshing beverage, take a nap with a pillow, warm up with a blanket, or even stand up in the first or last hour of a flight?
Why are we singling out elderly, white gentlemen for intrusive searches when they're known to not be terrorists, while the dark skinned, swarthy, middle-eastern, Muslim male who paid cash for his one-way ticket and who has no luggage, waltzes unexamined onto the plane? Because this administration values political correctness and the phony approval of European socialists who hate us, far more than it values the lives of American citizens.
It doesn't get any stupider than people who own snakes or spiders and think of them as pets, as they would a cat or dog....
A 29-year-old British man was referred to an ophthalmologist after suffering for weeks with a red, watery eye that wouldn't respond to treatment with antibiotics.
A close examination of the eye revealed a number of minuscule hairs embedded in his cornea, much to the surprise of both patient and doctor.
After a little probing of his memory, the man recalled he had been cleaning the glass tank that houses his pet tarantula, when the burly arachnid blasted him in the face with a "mist of hairs."
This guy is no less stupid than the people whose children get constricted and eaten by their "pet" python or anaconda. I don't see the pet-appeal of owning reptiles and spiders. They aren't affectionate or loyal or possess any of the adorable qualities we humans love in our pets. They are just waiting for the right opportunity to attack and possibly eat you. Given that, I find little room for sympathy in my heart when people get hurt by these creatures. They were sort of asking for it.
A virtual cookie to the first reader to name the reference in the title of this post....without Googling it.....you cheaters.
[Bloomfield] is again hoping to use eminent domain powers to undertake its long-sought downtown redevelopment, despite renewed legal threats from at least one local business owner.
A slew of ordinances were enacted during a Nov. 9 township council roundtable, granting the Bloomfield Parking Authority (BPA) the ability to use eminent domain to construct a 700-space parking garage on Lackawanna Place.
Having successfully fought off the township's planned use of eminent domain several years earlier, property owner Anthony Ellenbogen is again threatening legal action.
This private property owner rents his building to several small businesses yet the city of Bloomfield is holding a virtual gun to his head to force him to give it up, so the city can build a parking garage to benefit other businesses and apartments in the area. His previous fight cost him tens of thousands of his personal savings and all he got out of it was the right to keep the land that he already owned. This is outrageous! At the very least, the government should have to pay all legal fees associated with forcing an American to give up his private property.
How is this kind of thing happening in America today? No citizen of the US should have to pay anybody for the privilege of keeping the property he already owns.....unbelievable!
A shopping centre in China’s Hebei province has built a car park with wider spaces that it says is designed especially to suit women drivers. The women-only car park in Shijiazhuang city is also painted in pink and light purple to appeal to female tastes.
Official Wang Zheng told AFP news agency the car park was meant to cater to women’s “strong sense of colour and different sense of distance**”. The parking bays are one metre (3ft) wider than normal spaces, he said.
"different sense of distance".......priceless!
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Heavy snow brings Beijing to standstill...,
Britain facing one of coldest winters in 100 years...,
Once in generation cold snap forecast for North Carolina...,
Fourth Death Related To Cold in Chicago....
The theme is that there is no such thing as global warming! Even the dumbest, government-school dropout can tell you that it's the extreme cold that kills people, not a degree or two of heat. But environmentalists don't care about life, death, and liberties. All they care about is restricting your freedoms by imposing draconian CO2 limitations on all your activities in the name of an imaginary menace conjured up by Al Gore to enrich himself. Luckily, Americans are starting to wise up to this idiocy and less than half of us, the half that are retards, still believe in man-made global warming and that it poses a threat.
Why is anyone shocked when you take an elephant out of the jungle, put giant sandbags on his back, and parade him around in crowded city streets, and he goes crazy? I don't blame him and I wish more people had been trampled than the few that were...idiots!
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Normal, thinking Americans know this intuitively already but, for you imbecilic environmentalists who want to punish civilization for being civilized by forcing us to live like God-forsaken, third-world nomads through a CO2-restrictive lifestyle, what do you think about this news?
ScienceDaily (Dec. 31, 2009) — Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. In fact, only about 45 percent of emitted carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere.
Of course the teensy weensy amount of CO2 emitted by human activities(humans accounts for only about 1% of total atmospheric CO2) is easily absorbed by the ecosystem....CO2 is plant food, retards! As anyone who's watched the Biggest Loser can tell you: the more food you provide, the bigger the consumers of that food become. The environment is the same. By having an abundance of life-giving CO2, photosynthetic plants grow larger and therefor consume more CO2 as a result. That's why CO2 levels, despite what the eco-pixie Al Gore bleats continuously about, are essentially the same as they were 160 years ago. If we cut our CO2 production, plants will grow smaller to adjust for the relative shortage of food. That's how life works, eco-religionists! And it does so without your incessant meddling.
You can hear a bystander in the background exclaiming, "Ooooohh! Aiiieeeey!"
Oh aiey indeed my friend, oh aiey indeed.