Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, but I just came back from SLO town celebrating my B-Day. It was great fun. Anyway should have more later. Adios and Happy Birthday to me.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Moore on Canada

Robert Jones from Conservative Punk, wrote a pretty entertaining piece on Canada's last election. Inside his article are some nice quotes from Michael Moore himself. Give it a read

"These are no ordinary times, and as you go to the polls on Monday, you do
so while a man running the nation to the south of you is hoping you can lend him
a hand by picking Stephen Harper because he's a man who shares his world view.
Do you want to help George Bush by turning Canada into his latest conquest? Is
that how you want millions of us down here to see you from now on? The next
notch in the cowboy belt? C'mon, where's your Canadian pride?"

Stop It, Peta, You're Killing Me!

I've got to hand it to Peta, their advertising department is earning their pay. This campaign even had me smiling, although ultimately, it's still annoying. I just can't figure out what Peta's end goal is. I mean, it seems obvious they just want everyone to die and leave the animals alone, but that can't possibly be right. Can it? Think I'm overreacting? Just wait. It's only a matter of time before they are defending plants. I mean, have you ever sen a Venus Flytrap in action? They are obvious thinking, feeling creatures. They've got a mouth for crying out loud! They're just misunderstood. Like the Great White Shark. And Alec Baldwin, you are right up there with some of my other favorites. Watch the video. What a douche.


Seriously Canada, Relax. I Mean Really, you're Canada!

So Canada is getting really serious about this Arctic thing. It's kind of cute. I mentioned in the comment section before that Canada was planning on sending these military ice-breakers up into the ice and defend their property. Problem is, no one IN THE ENTIRE WORLD actually acknowledges that Canada has any claim whatsoever on that region. Not us, not anyone. But mostly, it seems, not us. Now, let me clarify something for certain other people out there who shall remain nameless. Stephen Harper did not exactly run on a pro-America platform. He ran on a "Why is everybody else ragging on America?" platform. He never said he wouldn't be an adversarial dick when it came to America. In fact, it seems that Mr. Harper has seen "Love Actually" a few too many times and is trying to prove some kind of point. Seriously, though, the idea of Canada defending its rights over the Arctic kind of plays out like a Kids in the Hall sketch. But I still don't think Canada is that funny.

Gonna Be Like This All Day.

Here's another good one. A stick swinging fracas commenced when an elite upper crust British private school's field hockey team went up against a public school's team. The rich girls took off running for their bus as the less privileged team hurled expletives and more at them. Who'd have thought field hockey girls could be so bold? It's like The Bad News Bears, Little Giants and The Mighty Ducks all rolled into one real life scenario. Go field hockey chicks! You rock!

Fists of Fury.

It's Friday and I'm feeling kind of silly or hung-over or whatever, so you're probably going to see a few of these today. Or maybe none. Who knows? I'm an enigma to myself. Anyway, best line I've come across today:

"While out on the highway, the man jumped in front of a big rig and tried to punch it with his fists."

And I'm not trying to jump on the bandwagon or anything, but the guy lived, and refused an ambulance. Chuck Norris?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Is the MSM Becoming More Red?

With two conservatives, Anibal Cavaco Silva of Portugal and Stephen Harper of Canada both becoming Heads of State in their respective countries, one has to wonder which way the tide is shifting. Stephen Harper, like Angela Merkel of Germany, campaigned on the idea that he would like to improve relations with the US and let me just say "That is F****ing great." (By the way I just put that F****ing great part in there because this post started sounding like a news piece and we shall have none of that.) Anyway, to my point. Who is next to collapse under the weight of the Elephant? Could it be the Main Stream Media? Are the networks and papers finally going to tell us the news from both sides of the aisle? Probably not, at least not fully or not for a long while, but they might have made some improvements. Conservative commentator Bill Bennett, just joined former Republican congressman J.C. Watts as commentators on CNN. Also, Air America's financial troubles continue with inflated payrolls, Al Franken earning 2 million and some loss of support, their NY affiliate earning 2 Million just to air the show. And I have to say this sort of news leads me to squeel! Grim times for the MSM. Good times for squeeling. EEEEEEEH!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I Have ADD. Not That There Is Anything Wrong With That!

I don't really have the patience to sit down and rant about one specific thing or idea at the moment, so I thought I would just go ahead and ring in on some quick hit topics I've come across in the last couple of days.

Firstly, the FDA seems set to approve an over-the-counter calorie blocking pill. This pill is designed to stop somewhere around 20% of your meal's caloric content from coagulating into a big fat tubelike deposit directly above your pants. I can see marketing tie-ins like you wouldn't believe. Nintendo. Hostess. McDonald's, "Would you like a fat-blocking pill with that?" Take that, healthy people!

Secondly, it turns out that veggie burgers and tofu, besides being very unappealing in a tasteicular way, also do little to nothing to help keep down choleterol, or prevent "hot flashes," breast, uterine or prostate cancer, as they were previously believed to do. Take that, hippies!

Thirdly, the book, "Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower" by William Blum jumped from 209,000th on Amazon's bestseller list, to 30th, after Osama Bin Laden mentioned it in his latest audio diary. I don't know how wise it is to horn in on Oprah's action there, Osama. You think George Bush can be a bitch? Oprah doesn't screw around. I'd bet she finds you in a day. Take that book critics!

Fourthly, a snake has befriended a hamster that it was offered as a meal. Now they live together. I don't remember any more details than that, but it totally happened. Take that people who can't get along!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Another Example on Why Stereotyping isn't Always Bad

I was walking down Solano Ave. yesterday, which is probably the busiest street in Albany CA and I noticed that a parked Mercedes rolled forward. I thought at first that it was just figment of my imagination, but then a car drove by and the Mercedes rolled forward again. "Huh, this could be bad." I tried to figure out how I was going to let the driver know that his car was not staying put. I didn't know who owned the car and I certainly wasn't going to start knocking on house doors. How was I going to find him? I was certainly at a loss, but then I looked up. Across the street was a shop and inside was a man buying a tennis racket. Perfect! I entered the shop and said "Does anyone own a Mercedes?"
"I do" answered the tennis enthusiast.
"Well it is rolling."
"Oh Hell" and he ran outside and secured his vehicle.
The End
Lets sum up. Would his car have rolled into oncoming traffic? Probably not. It was still about 3' from the intersection. Did I fix a problem? Yes I did and it was due to the fact that I made a judgment based on a stereotype that turned out to be accurate.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Just Ask Already

I was cruising one of my favorite sites, The politcal teen, on the net today and it was displaying a poll that was given by the Daily Kos, a leftwing website. The question Kos gave was this: "Who do you despise more? George Bush or Osama bin Laden." The end results were not too terribly shocking. George Bush received 41% of the votes while OBL earned a whopping 58%. Sickening isn't it? Well not really and I will tell you why. BECAUSE I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT KOS, HIS BASE OR HIS POLL RESULTS!! I already know how some people feel about our president and this Kos character means nothing to me. He is probably just trying to give his readers something to agree on. It is the most juvenile form of entertainment to date. His poll is the same as saying "Who hates Tommy Smith" (lets say Tommy Smith is the High School Quarterback) and all the misfists and dorks yell back in chorus "ME!" Totally stupid.

But what does make me sick about this poll is that it is a bit disingeuous. I don't think that this poll is really the one he wanted to give and I think that this Kos guy didn't have the balls to ask what really interests him. What question pray tell does he really want an answer to? Here it is: "Since I already know that most of my readers and anyone with half a brain hates George W Bush, the W stands for Warmonger, how many of you really actually truly hate Osama Bin Laden?" I think the results of this poll would be sickening.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Thanks Dad

My Dad sent over these great photos. He titled it "Why most men are Republican." Indeed.
Thanks a bunch Dad

Al Gorge

Has anyone acknowledged how big Al Gore looks these days? I mean Wow! Currently he is claiming that the Bush Administration wiretapped Americans illegally. What he should be complaining about is that no one wiretapped his phone-in pizza deliveries. Maybe his girth could have been marginalized.

Chocolate Factory the sequel

Ray Nagin is defending his chocolate comment with "Do you know anything chocolate? How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink. That’s the chocolate I’m talking about." So he wants New Orleans to become a delicious drink? Maybe he should just shut-up.

Hilary Clinton Is A Terrible Person

Yesterday, Martin Luther King Day, Hilary Clinton compared the House of Representatives to a plantation. I really really don't even know what to say about this. This is the most blatant use of slander for political gain I think I have ever heard of. Who are her advisors? Kanye West? Green Day? I am utterly floored by the irresponsibility of this woman who hopes to one day be the leader of this great nation. Inexcusable and sickening to say the least.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ray Nagin and the Chocolate Factory

Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans, has said that New Orleans will be a "Chocolate" city again. Going onto say "It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans _ the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans." I wonder what non-blacks who donated money to this city and its victims think of this statement. He later evoked GOD's word by claiming "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans." This wasn't the only time Ray Nagin claimed to be reading GOD's mind. Earlier Ray Nagin claimed that GOD was mad at America and that GOD sent Hurricanes Katrina and Rita which has "destroyed and put stress on this country." Apparently, Nagin appears to be in full agreement with Al-Qaedas top Brass who proclaimed the same thing when it was said that Hurricane Katrina was the "Wrath of God." At least he is in good company.

I Will Be Eating Kentucky Fried Chicken For Dinner Tonight

PETA, in it's ongoing crusade against the intolerable bloodthirsty tyrant known as the late Colonel Sanders, has brought powerhouse celebrity spokesperson Pamela Anderson into the fray. She's in the process of trying to get Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher to remove a bust of Sanders from the state capitol. Now, the Colonel's grievous acts are well documented to be certain. One can not overlook his frequent golf outings with Hitler in the early 20th century, or the time he punched Mother Teresa in the face for not being Catholic enough. But let's not let those things take away from what's important. When people said, "Colonel, eleven herbs and spices is way too many! There is no way you can fit that many into one chicken. It would take, like, a caulking gun or something," did the Colonel give up? No, he perservered with good old fashioned American grit and determination, and came up with a recipe for the most succulent tortured animal products known to this day.

Seriously, though, PETA just can't seem to help themselves when it comes to jumping on any cause with animals even remotely involved. I don't think I'm wrong when I say that the average person, no matter the politcal lean, can rally behind some of the causes PETA backs. I mean, who watches baby Harp Seals getting clubbed and goes, "That seems like good clean fun?" Over fishing the oceans for shark fin soup? That sucks. Horse f***ing?! Well, that's just wrong. But then they turn around and call fishing murder, and you can't help but realize what kind of whack jobs you're dealing with here. Your credibility goes up in smoke when you compare chicken farmers to the Nazis.

Fortunately, the powers that be in Kentucky are aware that nobody but celebrities like Pamela Anderson and PETA themselves actually take PETA seriously, and that it is perfectly kosher to make fun of PETA when they attack you. This is apparent in the following excerpt from a CNN article about the conflict:

A spokeswoman for KFC told CNN that the letter is "just another misguided publicity stunt by PETA in their attempt to create a vegan society."

When I read that I imagine eye rolling and generous helping of irony, and that makes me laugh. I almost laughed as much as when I read about the Japanes whaler that finally got so fed up with PETA they just decided to finally take a shot with the old harpoon gun. They missed, but you have to give them an "A" for effort. Don't get me wrong, I'm fully opposed to whaling, but I like to imagine the Colonel on the bow of that whaler, shaking his fist and screaming, "Shove that up your ass, right along with your vegan society!"

Tim Robbins Continues To Make It Hard To Hate Sean Penn The Most.

For his next "scathingly liberal" project Tim Robbins intends to do his very own film adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. He has been fronting a stage version of 1984 for some time now, but apparently hopes to get this story's strong message out to a larger audience. The material easily reflects the goings on of the world today and only requires minor changes from the original story to be as topical today as it was supposed to be in 1984. In Robbins' film version, "Big Brother" Will likely be changed to "George Bush" and the "thought police" will be referred to as "the Damn Republicans. Also, they'll be burning Ipods instead of books. Or was that Fahrenheit 451? I always get those two alarmist FICTION novels mixed up. Go Tim Robbins! You are fair and balanced!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Christopher Hitchens Knocks em Down

Back in September 2005, Stevil sent me a link which featured a debate between British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens. Unfortunatly, I can't seem to link to it anymore, but I do have a link to the transcript here. If you have an opportunity, I recommend reading it.

George Galloway, also known as Gorgeous George, is an opponent to the US military presence in Iraq. Galloway used to be apart of the Labour party, but was removed due to his stance on Iraq. In the past he was heard praising Syrian president Assad, as well as, visiting former President Sadam Hussein. Currently he has been accused of benefiting from the Oil-for-Food program. During his debate with Hitchens, Galloway came across as a bully and seemed to rely on very little evidence when it came to supporting his arguments. Instead he would fall back on old tired points such as No Blood for Oil and Bush is a Terrorist while sprinkling in a cheap shot or two at Hitchens.

Christopher Hitchens, a supporter for the Iraq War, is a self proclaimed enemy of all religions and a former socialist. Though proclaiming oneself as the enemy of all religions is pointless and absurd it doesn't take away from the fact that he has a dizzying wit. He puts a fresh face on the argument for War in Iraq and gives those who support the war something to hold onto.

On December 20th 2005 Christopher Hitchens was scheduled to have another debate. This time with former weapons inspector Scott Ritter. I do have a link for that debate here.

Scott Ritter, also against Americas decision to go into Iraq, is an Ex-US Marine who served as a ballistic missile advisor to General Schwarzkopf during Desert Storm. After he resigned his position as weapons inspector, he did a turnaround from "hawk" to "dove." Ritter's arguments against the American led War are indeed educational as well as refreshing since he doesn't rely on the "Iraqi Oil" card.

The Ritter vs. Hitchens debate was very informative indeed, with both opponents making excellent points. Looking back on both debates I think Hitchens handled these two quite well. Especially the likes of Galloway. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these spirited debates and if you like what you hear, then prepare yourself for Christopher Hitchens vs. Playtell Benjamin on Feb. 6th 2006. :)

Saturday, January 14, 2006

On a Different note

Will a San Diego team ever win a championship?

A Letter to the Europeans:Cry the Beloved Continent

I read this letter, written by Victor Davis Hanson, a few nights ago and I really liked it. So I am posting it. Here is some of what it says...

On the home front, a single, though bloody, attack in Madrid changed an entire Spanish election, and prompted the withdrawal of troops from Iraq — although the terrorists nevertheless continued, despite their promises to the contrary, to plant bombs and plan assassinations of Spanish judicial officials. Cry the beloved continent.

The entire legal system of the Netherlands is under review due to the gruesome murder of Theo van Gogh and politicians there who speak out about the fascistic tendencies of radical Islam often either face threats or go into hiding. Cry the beloved continent.

Unemployment, postcolonial prejudice, and de facto apartheid may have led to the fiery rioting in the French suburbs, but it was also energized by a radical Islamic culture of hate. In response followed de facto French martial law. All that remains certain is that the rioting will return either to grow or to warp liberal French society. Indeed, so far has global culture devolved in caving to Islamism that we fear that only two places in the world are now safe for a Jew to live in safety — and Europe, the graveyard of 20th-century Jewry, is tragically not among them. Cry the beloved continent.

Read the Whole Letter

The Merkel Boner (Sorry, I couldn't resist)

Angela Merkel is in Washington for a little while, which I believe is her first visit with President Bush since becoming Chancellor of Germany. The two are spending time talking about the same old stuff. Club Gitmo, secret prisons in Europe, the dangers of a nuclear capable Iran...yadda yadda yadda. Though I enjoy reading and watching their meetings unfold, I would never post an opinion on what conclusions they come to. The reason is, I don't know enough to make a good argument and secondly I don't care to comment. What I do find interesting is the relationship between the two. I have always had a soft spot for Germany and the German people and that is one of the reasons why I stayed in Germany for a little while. As a result, it was painful for me when I learned that the German people had lost respect for America and the American people and that Gerhard Shroeder campaigned on the platform that he would oppose Bush. Also, I found it unbelievable that Germany wasn't going to help us in our struggle in Iraq against a brutal dictator. In fact it seemed that Germany took great joy in calling the US the new "NAZIS" and that George Bush was an idiotic tyrannical oil drinking crusader. ARRRGH! No matter, past is past. So you can understand how delighted I was to find out that not only did Merkel reportedly get along with Bush, but that their was actual "Chemistry." I wonder what the Germans, who use Anit-American Rhetoric, think about that. Their own Chancellor has chemistry with an idiotic tyrannical oil drinking crusader? Interesting.

My curiosity led me to Der Spiegel. A German news group I found on-line. I wanted to get some insight on what was felt and what was being reported during Merkel's visit and this is what I found. http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,395041,00.html

First off the tone of the article seemed to be luke warm from the start, but the content was positve. As it progresses though, it seems to go back to a more sour based story. The Article starts off talking about the chilly relationship Bush had with the former Chancellor Schroeder and how Merkel has cautiously set out to change that relationship. To improve "the quality and substance of the German-American relationship" she says. So far so good. But then comes this.

"British historian Tony Judt recently pointed out that Europe and the United States were only brought together as a unit called the "West" as a result of World War II -- and this alliance lasted only from Pearl Harbor until the end of the Cold War.....Europe and the United States were brought together by mutual enemies."

BS...I swear. Tell that to the thousands of American soldiers who died freeing that continent. To suggest our loyalty and friendship is as deep as our mutual enemies allow?..FU

Anywho...The article goes on to comment about the many different cultural values between the US and Europe. If you read it, it seems to echo the same left-wing group-think that I have come to expect from my Bay Area brethren. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a sentence started with "In Europe..." I would have a lot of dollars, but digress. Anyway, the article comments on how most of Europe has legal prostitution, and civil unions between gays. How the death penalty is illegal and that US imposes stricter punishments on criminals (well if Europeans treat their criminals like they treat their children, I should hope so)....again off subject, I am sorry. What I gather from this is that the person who wrote this article doesn't seem to understand the American system. So lets go through it...again. In short, the Federal government upholds Constitutional law and the State government upholds state law. In other words EACH STATE IS DIFFERENT! GOT IT! When I say different I mean captial punishment, prostitution, criminal sentencing so on an so forth. Hell, you can make the argument that the US has different cultural values with the US. And that is what makes us Great!

So, in short, I am happy to see that Merkel and El Presidente got along well, but I am still waiting to see if Germany has anything positive to say about America.