“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, July 31, 2015

It's hot in Iran

Heh heh, the heat index in Iran yesterday reached a scorching 163F(115F actual temp with 90% humidity). There's not enough contraband R-22 left in the world to cool down that God-forsaken cesspool of zealotry and tyranny.
Good luck with that fellas, better have your wives wave those palm fronds around a little faster......that is if you can find any who aren't dead from heat stroke from wearing those ridiculous hijabs in this weather.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Naked Prey"....an apt punishment for trophy hunters

A Minnesota dentist who's famous for trophy hunting, has been accused by The Telegraph of illegally paying $50,000 to lure with bait, Cecil the lion off the Zimbabwe preserve where he lived, shoot him with a bow and arrow, stalk him for 40 hours while injured, then finally killing him with a rifle.

Arrests have already been made in Zimbabwe and a officials may issue a poaching warrant for Palmer's arrest if he ever comes back to that part of the world.

Trophy hunting is beyond disgusting, especially taking a majestic lion like this one who is the leader of his pride, all so this asshole dentist can what, feel manly? What a douche!

If this is true, I hope he loses his practice. Maybe a lot of his patients feel the same way.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The summer of Ed

  FINALLY, they've made a new "Hitman" movie. I was hoping for a sequel featuring Timothy Oliphant, but the next best thing is a reboot featuring Rupert Friend, from "Homeland".

Plus, a new show this Fall called "Blindspot" is basically a female version of Jason Bourne. And, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in pre-production on Bourne-5.

This really is the Summer of Ed.      


Poisonous, aggressive snakes and selfies don't go together

Moron Todd Fassler of San Diego, found a rattle snake and decided, with very predictable results, to take a selfie with it to memoralize the occasion.
As we learned last week with that Mississippi woman at Yellowstone and the bison attack, wild animals don't like human selfies.
Todd's 5 day hospital stay cost him $153,000, $83,000 of which was labelled "pharmacy", as keeping him un-dead depleted all the antivenom in two area hospitals.
How many more example of selfie-stupidity to we have to hear about to convince people that memoralizing every life event, no matter how boring, stupid, or dangerous, take precedence over all other human activity.....activity such as staying a safe distance from rattlesnakes and bison?
Todd Fassler should have been given a reasonable dose-series of antivenom and then allowed to die. Now if anybody else in the greater San Diego metro area gets bitten, through no fault of their own, they will probably die.
People, wild animals don't like dumb humans taking their pictures.....stop it already.

Thanks to regular reader Dave for the heads up.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bison don't like selfies

Hat tip to regular reader Dave for this funny story:
It is a well known fact that bison at Yellowstone do not like selfies. Which makes why a 42 year old tourist and her dumb daughter turned their backs on a bison from 6 feet away, anybody's guess.
Predictably she learned the hard way of bisons' dislike of selfie activity when the bison charged her and tossed her in the air with it's head. Luckily for her, she only had minor injuries.
Unlucky for me, because as you know, I take particular delight in mocking people who get themselves badly hurt or killed by wild animals.
Here is a helpful picture of Yellowstone bison......they don't like dumb-tourist selfies.

Life is probably closer than 1,400 light years away

Regular reader Dave alerted me to this story:

As any nerd can tell you, the Cygnus constellation is 1,400 light years away. That's where the Kepler telescope found a very-Earth-like planet called Kepler-452b. It's the best bet we have of finding life that evolved similar to ours, according to delusioned scientists. Why are they delusional?

1,400 light years away, that's why. Why can't we look for life instead, on the planet orbiting Epsilon Eridani which is only 10.5 light years away?

Surely Elon Musk is working on a revolutionary propulsion system that can move a spacecraft "manned" with robots at maybe 0.1c. Then people about 110 years from now can be awed by that promising data.

Who cares about what's happening 1,400 light years away?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Islam, not depression, is why 5 people died in Chattanooga

The familly of Mohammad Abdul Aziz, or whatever Islamic cliche' his name is, is saying that he suffered from depression.....seemingly as an explanation for his murder spree in Chattanooga.

I call "bull-shit"!

If depression causes people to suddenly and inexplicably become mass murderers, then why aren't the other 14.8 million Americans who have depression running around killing people? No, it was the welcome influence of deranged Islamic teachings on a weak mind that sent this lunatic over the edge, not depression.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Neville Chamberlain of our time

Remember when Bill Clinton essentially handed the Norks the money and tacit approval to enter the nuclear weapons community? He even thawed out the execrable Jimmy Carter to negotiate the deal. That's basically what Obama did with Iran, only Iran is far more of a threat than North Korea. The Norks are sociopathically paranoid about somebody attacking them, while Iran is sociopathically aggressive and may attack Israel or somebody else when their deranged mullah leaders order it.

Obama's weak position of appeasement will likely lead to a nuclear arms race in the volatile middle east where deranged religious zealotry and lunacy constitute foreign policy.

At least Hitler and Kim Jong-Un feared retaliatory strikes from allies of the nations toward whom they were aggressive, but the nutty Ayatollahs fear nothing, even welcome it.

The middle east may well be the next place we see one of these......

Dangerous pet kills owner.......story #2,348

It is axiomatic that a bite from one of the most venemous snakes on the planet can surely kill you. 18 year old Grant Thompson of Texas learned this the hard way when he allowed a Monocled Cobra like this one to get loose in his car and of course it bit him.
Needless to say, Mr Thompson has assumed room temperature, hopefully before he had the chance to knock up any girls who'll give birth to any genetically dumb kids.
Why people keep deadly reptiles as pets continues to elude me. You are not their friend, you are either a predator or food......neither will end well for you.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Valerie Jarret got a good deal for her home country

Assuming we should be negotiating with iran in the first place, Iranian-born Valerie Jarret sure did a good job of guiding Obama through this idiotic deal with her beloved home country.

Obama's legacy might just be a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv.

The rare two-fer meme

If you can't laugh at this, you are a humorless ass.

Finally, a worthwhile wind-energy project

This is a wind-energy project I could possibly get behind. I generally oppose government subsidies for stupid windmills, but the futurist in me appreciates the aesthetics, and as a bonus, using already in place bridge structures and the wind as a supplement to the existing power grid.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Matt Taylor and his shirt are better than feminists

Remember Matt Taylor? He's the brilliant scientist who successfully landed a space ship the size of a shoebox on a comet hurdling through space at like a Mazillion miles an hour. He was the toast of astrophysics, that is until some delicate feminist harpies got the vapors over his sleeve tatts and outrageous shirt featuring partially naked women in a dungeons and dragons theme, in a TV interview. Over night, he became the poster boy for the imaginary war-on-women.
Well, looks like Matt may get the last laugh. His craft has picked up what may be evidence of rudimentary viral "life" on the comet.
Heh heh, go dunk your heads feminists. The mere possibility of alien life trumps your adolescent persecution complex. And where can I order that fabulous shirt?

Alligator 1, man 0

Regular reader Dave sent this story in: 

This is what a 10 foot alligator looks like, more or less. It is similar to the one which Tommy Woodward (28) of Texas decided to mock by yelling "F--- the alligators" in front of the "Danger: Alligators" sign at a local marina, before stripping off his shirt and jumping in the water.....whereupon the alligators promptly ate him.
His now better-off girlfriend who witnessed his predictable demise described it as "heartbreaking".
I describe it as "hilarious".

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Lunch at the Boylan-Bridge Brewpub with downtown Raleigh in the background. If you find yourself wandering around Raleigh and don't have a place to eat, you could do a lot worse than the Piedmont sandwich (BLT with avocado) and the house Kolsch.

The Stones still rolling

Dianne and I caught the Stones last night with some good friends at Carter-Finley stadium in Raleigh. Pretty decent show for a stage full of septuagenarians. Mick's still got it, though.