Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Why Are People Calling Barak a "Judas"?

When they should be calling him "Peter".

Peter & The Shovel, what a team.

From Luke 22:54 - Jesus' name changed to The Shovel by me. This part of the Bible happens after Jesus is taken into custody for preaching a very unpopular message. Peter is Jesus' right hand man.

Peter Disowns The Shovel

54Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. 55But when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. 56A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, "This man was with him."

57But he denied it. "Woman, I don't know him," he said.

58A little later someone else saw him and said, "You also are one of them."
"Man, I am not!" Peter replied.

59About an hour later another asserted, "Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean."

60Peter replied, "Man, I don't know what you're talking about!" Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61The Shovel turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Shovel had spoken to him: "Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times." 62And he went outside and wept bitterly.

I'm Lovin' Newsmax Articles Today

Five tomatoes a day helps prevent sunburn

and

Fat and Stupid

The Army Will Do You Some Good, Boy!

Troops With Records Promoted Faster.

Snowball Effect

How are these stories breaking all of a sudden? Do you think the Clintons are behind it? Here

No Recession!

Technically, an economy is said to be in a recession after two quarters of negative growth. We can't get through one.

Real Trekkie Tricorder Invented


This Should Pump You Up!

On top of his game on this one. Watch the video here.

I Saw This Last Night...

...and it was good. Too bad Gateway Pundit doesn't show the whole thing, because Elders gives Obama a verbal ass whooping.

John Daly Is A Hillbilly

"Dudes, you know what would be awesome? Grabbing a twelve pack of beer, smoking a jay and playing 18 holes. HAAAAH!" That is how imagine his conversations would go.
here

Monday, April 28, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Video

I don't know if any of you know this, but the winter this year up here in the North West is taking forever to end. It started midway through last September and has gone on ever since. An average 40-50 degrees every single day, rain, snow, gloomy and it is supposed to be like this for 2 more weeks. SUCK! Everyone up here says they've never seen anything like it. 8 months of winter. No spring, no fall... I am almost insulted. Anyway, here is my video

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Too True.

Never thought of this. Okay, I've thought of it.

Good Stuff.

Funny.

How Cool Is This?

Heartwarming.

Interesting.

A review of Stein's documentary.

Okay, I...uh...Yeah.

I seriously don't know if just posting this puts me on some sort of watch list or not, but wow.

Oh Man!!!

If you thought Hollywood and New York hated Middle America before, wait until you witness the wrath that's sure to come now that the tattooed chick from San Diego got voted off American Idol.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Two Cents




Now that many Americans, not including me, are counting the days until Bush gets the hell out, while others have looked passed him altogether, a new man has emerged as the face of the nation. Though the nation is focusing in on the Obama and Clinton circus, only one has photo shoots with foriegn leaders, offers solutions to cut gas prices, visits our troops abroad and has looked more or less presidential. By the time the Democratic primary is over, I think people will have forgotten that we haven't chosen a new president yet.
I know this is just wishful thinking, but apart of me kinda believes this. Part feels that once the general election has arrived, people will no longer be emotionally invested in it and just go with what is familiar. By then McCain will seem like he is already our president and that will be that. After last nights PA primary, I am starting to believe that McCain went from the underdog to a shoe in.

(p.s. I obviously chose this photo because of the whole "McCain is a R.I.N.O. Republican" thing)

San Francisco Lives In Their Own World Of Reality


Do you remember that completely erroneous study that came out two years ago claiming 600,000 to 1,000,000 Iraqi civilians had died since the war began? Well, it appears the SF Comical won't be outdone.
"120 suicides every week???That comes out to 6,240 veteran suicides each year or 17 suicides every day."
Yeah, not likely.

At Least He Didn't Pull A Greg Louganis

Do you get the sense that the parachute is just a necessary nuisance?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This One's For Blogust

Fixie.

Snowed Out Global Warming Event

Fun stuff here.

The snippet about the fake antarctic ice shot in An Inconvenient Truth is interesting as is the fact that no one really seems to care about Gorebal Warming.

Moment Of Truth

I am finishing up"Moment of Truth in Iraq" by Michael Yon and I think it is one of the best books I have bought in awhile. I highly recommend it.
Michael Yon has been called "the Ernie Pyle of our generation" and has spent over 2 years time embedding with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. He reports both the grim and the glorious and I hope you all take my advice and get yourselves a copy.

On that note, check out this page.

Hell Yeah!

Robert Downey Jr. just went from "one of my favorite actors" to "still is one of my favorite actors." Can anyone figure out why?

Gem Of The Week

I'm afraid this post won't be outdone this week.

I Quit Smoking...

...about six months ago, but this is still one of the most annoying Dear Abby responses I've ever read:

DEAR ABBY: I am well aware of the risks of smoking. However, I have chosen to take the risk and continue the habit. When I smoke, I do it only outside, away from others so I won't infringe on anyone else's health.
When people decide they need to lecture me on why I should quit, how should I politely respond that I don't need their advice? I will decide on my own when I am ready to quit and make the effort. I understand they are trying to help my overall health, but it's really none of their business. -- NOT READY TO KICK THE BUTTS IN KENOSHA

DEAR NOT READY: You're right -- it is none of their business. However, it takes genuine affection and concern to confront an addict about the risk of his or her addiction, so give them some credit for reaching out.
I find it sad that you're so hooked that you continue puffing away in spite of the knowledge that it may one day kill or disfigure you. But that said, when you are approached about it, simply repeat the first two sentences of your letter to me. That will get your message across. And when you do, please try not to breathe on them because it could be hazardous to their health.


This is my favorite line:

However, it takes genuine affection and concern to confront an addict about the risk of his or her addiction, so give them some credit for reaching out.

That's rich. Any non-smoking do-gooder worth their salt will happily lecture a random smoker at the drop of a hat and it has nothing to do with affection. Provided the smoker isn't scary, that is. Oh, and the last line is pretty solid too.

Yahoo's Top 10 Tips

Since it is earth day, or earth week or whatever it is. (Wait, isn't everyday earth day?)
Here are Yahoo's top 10 tips on how to do your part.

Monday, April 21, 2008

They Really Need To Show There Work On this One.

Seriously, how are people more freaked out by the Roman Catholic church than these guys?

Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself.

I could go ahead and post the video myself and try to come up with something witty to say, but the guys over at With Leather did it for me. Check it out.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's Never Too Early...

...to start thinking about your Christmas shopping.

I Can't Make This Sort Of Stuff Up.

Somebody posted this link on one of my work forums and this was the reply received from one of the environmental warriors here at work:

"The cited website has an obvious agenda, imo. For a fairer history of the so-called “Alar scare”, e.g., see:

http://www.ewg.org/node/8005 "

Not a hint of irony. I have to admit that I can't even bring myself to read the whole thing, but to link to the EWG while claiming another site has an agenda is rich. Also, notice the very first argument cites peer-reviewed studies. They love their "peer-reviewed" studies.

UPDATE: Because I need you all to understand what I am up against here at my work, I must show you some of the give and take. First someone calls out the guy from above thusly:

Hmmmm...that website you listed doesn't have an agenda?

Even from your website it was determined that the lifetime cancer risk from Alar consumption was "23 in 1 million". The lifetime odds of dying in a car accident are roughly 12,000 in 1 million. The lifetime risk of dying in a fall is roughly 3800 in 1 million.

So, was it hype and hyperbole for CBS to claim "kids are at high risk because they drink so much apple juice" and "It's supermarket roulette"? I guess that depends on how much of a ninny you are. In my opinion the EPA sets ridiculous limits for everything in order to continue to justify its existence. I even remember awhile back when California actually was approaching meeting all EPA emissions standards, then suddenly they just revised their emissions standards. Anyways, If you are concerned about things like Alar you really shouldn't be driving.

From your linked website:"EPA calculated the lifetime risk of cancer from Alar consumption at 45 in 1 million - 45 times the agency's "negligible" risk level. EPA announced the beginning of a process that would eventually result in a ban on Alar, but before it could take effect, Uniroyal pulled it from the market and its registration, or license for use, soon expired. In 1991 and again in 1992, the EPA reconfirmed its decision that Alar poses an unacceptable risk as a probable human carcinogen, although its new estimate of the cancer risk was about 23 in 1 million - still more than 20 times the acceptable risk level."

Here is the reply from the EWG guy:

Comparing driving a car, which has so many obvious benefits for the consumer that it is for many a necessity, to apples laced with Alar, which have no benefits for the consumer, is utterly ludicrous.

As to agendas, the website that I cited is run by the EWG, a non-profit,
96% of whose funding comes from private non-profit foundations and individuals. The ACSH, which was the principal group that propagandized against the “Alar scare”, is a chemical and pharma front group, 75% of whose funding comes from those industries.

Maybe I'm just terribly jaded by this crap, but the Smug seems to be getting awfully thick. Oh, and the EWG guy always ends his "arguments" with, "Best regards," because apparently he is quite civilized.

Update to Update: So I had to get involved there:

Me: I was unaware that non-profit organizations were incapable of having an agenda. Thank you.

Him: I didn’t say they were incapable of having an agenda. I was asking C**** to use common sense in comparing the motivations of an industry protecting its profits vs. the motivations of organizations that lack profits to protect.

Me: Beliefs and money are both pretty big motivators. Of course, if you’re arguing that the EWG and its contributors are not arguing beliefs then we’d have to go ahead and agree to disagree.

Him: Both groups have beliefs. Only one has billions in profits to protect.

Me: Come on, those chemical and pharma guys don’t “believe” anything! I’m talking about the kind of righteous belief that can only come from “knowing” in your heart that you are fighting the good fight. Which one do you really thinks carries more weight in the motivation department?

Him: I assume you’re actually serious, so I’ll bow out here.

I guess I am just too absurd for anyone to spend their time arguing with.

Very Interesting.

This is especially enlightening to me since I actually did go to Wikipedia a few months back, thinking that I might find differing opinions and studies on Global Warming. At that time I found it odd that the page was completely one-sided. Then, recently during a forum discussion at my work, one very vocal Global Warming Alarmist cited Peiser's concession several times. I'm tempted to put this article out on my work forum, but I just don't think I can open that can of worms again.

Jenna Jameson

Political cocksucker.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ethanol Leads To Starvation? Who Knew?

Liberal idiots will probably listen now that the U.N. is in on it.

Picture Of The Week


Normally this type of news is a big "so what?" for me, but this picture speaks VOLUMES!
Can anyone see what is "wrong" with this picture?

A Couple More Posts On The Environment

We're #2! We're #2!

and

Greenpeace co-founder calling for nuclear energy. (scroll down to "Speak No Evil")
"One of the co-founders of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, says that the environmental organization is wrong for calling nuclear energy "evil." He says, "We made the mistake of lumping nuclear energy in with nuclear weapons, as if all things nuclear were evil.""

"Moore, who left the organization in 1986 after 15 years of service, also lashed out at the movement he helped create saying, "That's why I left Greenpeace: I could see that my fellow directors were taking the organization into what I call 'pop environmentalism' which uses sensationalism, misinformation, fear tactics to deal with people on an emotional level rather than an intellectual level.""

Eff The L.A. Times

Berlusconi won back power yesterday and the L.A. Times has the story. I would have linked to a better article, but this one is more memorable.

What you will find in this article pertaining to Berlusconi
xenophobic
politically incorrect
billionaire media tycoon
and corrupt

What you wont find
Ousted a socialist party
pro-american
pro-capitalist

That you will have to find here.

Ad Hominem Attack


Anyone who has been paying attention knows that what Gen. Petraeus has accomplished in Iraq is nothing short of remarkable. Finding fault in the man or his tactics has been next to impossible, but that doesn't stop L.A. Times from trying. Oddly, what they end up criticizing will make you scratch your.

They'll Ruin It.


Wildly Popular 'Iron Man' Trailer To Be Adapted Into Full-Length Film

Monday, April 14, 2008

Just Kidding

This should be of interest to all you anti-green activitsts. Kerry Emanuel, the MIT professor who basically said we will see more hurricane activity due to increased global warming, just recanted his statement and now says we will see a decrease in hurricane activity. OOOOHHHH...that had to hurt. His 15 minutes of fame was directly linked to his published hurricane paper which hit magazine stands only one month before hurrican Katrina. Time magazine was so geeked by this paper, they even wrote an Op-Ed piece here. I could not find an updated article on the web discussing Kerry's most recent findings, but I am sure it will hit the web any minute now. Clearly this does not mean that global warming is a hoax, but it does give you pause.

Cool, But I Picture Some Form of Major Tragedy

I'm all for going fast, but not when the public is allowed to be close by. I mean, I love The Blue Angels, but I also don't like the fact that they buzz major cities and groups of civilians. Heck, I guess we do it all the time with commercial airliners.

Anyway, this is cool, but I just picture explosions and dead people. That's all a rocket is: a controlled explosion.

I Am Buying This Today


Michael Yon's new book is out. Here

You Stupid, Stupid Woman.

I am not trying to sound insensitive. Really, I am not, but this kind of stuff makes me so angry at people like her.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Demolition Dollrods

My buddy digs this band

You've All Heard About This By Now

Obama's true colors are showing.

Regarding people who live in small, midwest towns:

"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," he said.

Yeah, and I guess people from big cities vent their frustrations by going to a racist church for 20 years...

More here.

Best Ever.

Done. Can't be beat.

Update: Real news link.

Since I Was Talking With MC About This Last Night

I figured I should post it.

That Is What I Call A Field Trip


And you don't even need your parents to sign your permission slip.

Here

Interesting

Not only does this report help clarify what would happen if forces were to leave before the job was finished, but it also shows what sort of reputation might be gained as a result of that decision.

"The arrival of the US troops in Basra left British forces “miserable” as they watched American soldiers fighting alongside Iraqi forces “basically doing the work that we were supposed to do”, a military source was reported saying."

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ben Stein's New Movie

More here.

You Know What?

Fuck all this shit already! Here's an idea: Have Al Gore fly the fucking torch all over the world on John Travolta's jet, and let them give a speach in every destintation about how fucking irresponsible that would be for the common man.

Oh, and the loonies at my work have finally realized that there are people here that maybe disagree with their Global Warming (which they refer to as G.W. get it haha?) bullshit and have started furiously denouncing everyone in sight as uneducated flat-Earthers. I'd love to post some of their bullshit-90% of which is about the IPCC report, which is kind of the apex of bullshit since it has been fairly well reported at this point that they kicked all of the dissenters out of that study-but it would be just too much of an infuriating and overwhelming undertaking. Just suffice it to say that we are all George Bush's puppet Stormtroopers.

Better Than The Goat One?

Maybe. Maybe not. All I know is that this renews my red-faced passion for living.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Opening Day at AT&T Park

I saw the Giants get demolished. Fun 3 run bottom of the 9th for us, but we still lost. I don't care because Bonds is gone. Hip hip horray! Bonds is gone! Woo hoo!

Not Surprising.

Los Angeles does not appear to feel that gas costs enough yet. At least from this guys editorial and from many of the comments following this op-ed piece it appears that some people are coming to their senses. The funny part about this is that if this writer had opted to support the tax, this probably would have made it into the news section rather than the opinion section.

Update: I've also noticed that on the local message boards at my work there is a groundswell of dissent towards Global Warming Alarmism. I guess the fear-mongers tend to lose a lot of steam when the ice comes back. Maybe they should take their fuel tax money and pay the Yakuza to unleash another category 5 hurricane on the Gulf Coast.

You Sure About That, Absolut?

Absolut's Mexican ad campaign.

Nice quote here:

"In no way was this meant to offend or disparage, nor does it advocate an altering of borders, nor does it lend support to any anti-American sentiment, nor does it reflect immigration issues," a spokeswoman wrote on Absolut's Web site.

Monday, April 07, 2008

This Is Really Cool.

Obviously.

I got my health insurance at the Bellagio.

I'm Confused.

So, is MTV trying to compare George Bush to Hitler? Actually, I'm not confused about that at all. Of course they are. But what is the writer taking offense at exactly. Using holocaust images to make a ridiculous point? Or not using what he feels to be more relevant examples of government misconduct elsewhere in an effort to bastardize our own? I guess I'm not really all that confused about that either.

BTW, is MTV even remotely relevant anymore. Are they airing these shocking ads between Date My Mom and Real World/Road Rules Gauntlet?

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Detroit Has 32% Graduation Rate

This is my first "Education Is Stoopid" submission. Although it is more about what the shool system is "not" doing.

By the way, that 32% includes people who took the GED in order to graduate.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Could This Be It?

I'm thinking we should hold a contest for who can come up with the craziest/stupidest thing the U.S. school system does this year. We can call it the "Education is Stoopid" award. Enjoy my first official submission. It's early in the year, but I think this one might stand the test of time.

Stuff White People Like

Free Healthcare

"But the secret reason why all white people love socialized medicine is that they all love the idea of receiving health care without having a full-time job. This would allow them to work as a freelance designer/consultant/copywriter/photographer/blogger, open their own bookstore, stay at home with their kids, or be a part of an Internet start-up without having to worry about a benefits package. Though many of them would never follow this path, they appreciate having the option."

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Jenny McCarthy...

...is a scientist. Moms can be such know-it-all bitches these days. June Cleaver would never call bullshit on the town doctor.

"I Finally Have Friends!"

Every cloud truly does have a silver lining. A really depressing silver lining.

This Won't Mean Much...

...to most of you, but what can i say? I don't care.

Spongedeath Notepants:
See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Lead Singers Worst Nightmare

By nightmare I mean totally awesome drummer who steals the show.

Global Warming Will Make Us Cannibals

So sayeth Ted Turner
Here
Appears he is not alone in his opinion.

I Can't Believe It.

The media finally alludes to a black person being racist. Of course, it's the media, so they obviously picked the worst possible situation available to make an example.

McCain On Letterman

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

What Is In A Lie?

I am sure you guys know of Hillary and the Tuzla sniper lie she told, but lets read Hitchens take on it.

To put the Tuzla lie into perspective here is a story I learned from my brother. (If I get this wrong, maybe you can help out, fryanegg)
When Fryanegg was stationed in Germany, there had been only one American soldier hit by a sniper bullet to that point in time in Bosnia and it was Fryanegg's next door neighbor. If I can remember the story correctly, he was walking down an area that was off limits. He sees a light from a scope out of the corner of his eye and yanks his head back at the same time a bullet is fired. The bullet misses him, hits the collar of his flak jacket, circles around collar and lands into his neck, or cheek, or somewhere around there on the other side. He was not killed, but I think he was shaken up.

Sometime after that, my brother volunteers to go to Bosnia for 6 a month tour. No action was seen during that time. From this story we learn one thing, Hillary Clinton saw as much, if not more, action in Bosnia as the entire U.S. military.

That and my brother is a pussy.

Interesting.

This came so close to being the most irritating article I've ever read. Nice save.

Poor Bastards!

Try not to cry.

Despite their financial problems, the Copes have worked hard to protect their credit rating, staying current on bills. And they've made cutbacks: trading in Kent's Corvette for a Suburban and getting rid of the gardener, for example. But the couple also has learned that it didn't need everything it used to spend money on.

If everyone in America sent them just one dollar, maybe they could get back the family sports car and rehire the gardener.

Uhhhhhhh...

Would someone please explain to me how pointing out hate and murderous intent in others is hate speech?

9/11 Conspiracy Theories 'Ridiculous,' Al Qaeda Says

Is Mike Myers Still Funny?

Prepare for some manufactured outrage!