Friday, July 31, 2009

they do both begin with "soc"...

(this list is making the email rounds, i have no idea how old it is)

Why Soccer Is More Popular In Socialist Countries
  • Mindless activity is applauded.
  • No one understands the rules.
  • Players, coaches, officials, and fans are 100% devoted to the game, and yet its total (scoring) output is miniscule.
  • Workers are prohibited from using the tools - hands - that would let them be more productive.
  • The referees wear red.
  • Officials often interfere with play in such a way as to limit production.
  • Any production is met by celebration completely out of proportion to its objective value.
  • Followers are religiously devoted to the system, and resort to violence at any criticism (real or imagined) of either.

living single

one of the best things about living alone is that, if you put something down, no one but you will pick it up.

one of the worst things about living alone is that, if you put something down, no one but you will pick it up.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

backlash

AP: "Dems warn GOP of backlash for opposing Sotomayor"

I wonder if that will be anything like the Bork backlash? or the Thomas backlash? or...

have you driven a ford lately

more people may drive one soon

p.s. though i'm less than enthusiastic about several of their recent offerings, i do like one of their ads, where their spokesman says something like "ford has a plan for these tough times. have a showroom full of cars that people actually want to drive. amazing, huh?"

one of these men

...is not like the others

this is a school.

this is a school on liberalism.

any questions?

arm-swinging

scientists only recently figured out why people swing their arms while walking, yet remain confident that their theories of evolution and global warming are true...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

transparency = opacity

i do not subscribe to "absence of smoke proves that someone is covering up a fire" conspiracies. it would just be nice to know whether our president should be considered a domestic or foreign terrorist.

F22 cancellation

So Mr. President, just how many jobs will this create?

just one opinion

if you happen to get thirsty at work, and you happen to put a dollar bill in the vending machine, and it happens to be out of any other beverage that you like, and it happens to refuse to return your dollar, and the only available drink happens to be coke zero, and you happen to press that button, and it happens to vend you that coke zero, you might as well just toss it out and write off that dollar rather than subject yourself to coke zero's miserable aftertaste.... gah!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

war on terror

the reason the war on terror seems endless is that the left won't let us fight it.

(see also: war on drugs, war on poverty, and most of the vietnam war)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

blogging distractions

920 + reaper + komplete + gtx275 = lotsa fun but no posts

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Obama at the All-Star Game

Obama threw the first pitch at the All-Star game tonight. Shortly after that:
  • Price of hot dogs went up to $29.95.
  • Congress set all players' batting averages at .025.
  • Balls hit out of the park now called "homeless runs".
  • Massive influx of players named Rocko, Luigi, and Lefty.
  • Nachos and sodas outlawed for not being "carbon-neutral".
  • Teams will be disqualified for having any right-handed pitchers or batters.
  • Any fans rooting for the home team will be ridiculed by commentators.
  • National Anthem: out. Jeremiah Wright: in.
  • Sensitivity training requires that "stolen" bases now be called "alternatively-acquired".
  • Only fans in odd-numbered seats may stretch in the 7th inning. Fans in even-numbered seats must wait until the 8th.
  • Fidel is finally drafted!
  • Women allowed in both mens' and womens' restrooms. Men allowed to relieve themselves outside the stadium, after getting the necessary permits from the EPA.
  • Strike zone expanded by 75 feet to the left.
  • The next four World Series will be between the Cubs and White Sox. Each of these games will end in a tie.
  • Rainchecks: out. Universal Ticket Coverage: in.
Can you think of any more?

Monday, July 13, 2009

dna evidence

we hear much about dna evidence in the criminal courts, but one president has been criminally slandered:
On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson died at the age of eighty-three. For his tombstone, he listed the three accomplishments he desired most to be remembered: Author of the Declaration of Independence; Author of the Virginia Statutes for Religious Freedom; and Founder of the University of Virginia. Today, many Americans have no idea about his significant achievements but rather, when they hear Thomas Jefferson's name, their immediate response, "Isn't he the president who fathered slave children?"

The charge that Thomas Jefferson fathered a slave boy went back to the time of his presidency, and was given new life in Fawn Brodie's 1974 book Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. She was proved wrong in the late 1990s by DNA testing on the descendants of both Jefferson family members and slaves which demonstrated that her candidate had no genetic link at all.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

health checkup

Reagan, via NOfP:
One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.

Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it. We had an example of this. Under the Truman administration it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States, and, of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this...

All systems are capitalist. It's just a matter of who owns and controls the capital -- ancient king, dictator, or private individual (ed: or the chicago thugocracy currently disgracing dc). We should properly be looking at the contrast between a free market system where individuals have the right to live like kings if they have the ability to earn that right and government control of the market system such as we find today in socialist nations.
also, go read what jungle mom has to say about socialized medicine.

Friday, July 10, 2009

see the usa

via ebay?!?
"General Motors completed an unusually quick exit from bankruptcy protection on Friday with ambitions of making money and building cars people are eager to buy...

GM also announced a partnership with eBay Inc. to test auctioning vehicles online..."
that might work if they set the opening bid low enough. i'm thinking two dollars.

domestic terrorism

where's all the hate crime legislation when you really need it?
Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime...

Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.

The Marshalls, who are white, say the crowd of teens who attacked them and two friends June 27 on Girard Street numbered close to 50. The teens were all black...

Marshall was the most seriously injured. He suffered a concussion and multiple bruises to his head and eye. He said he spent five nights in the critical care unit at Akron General Medical Center.

The construction worker said he now fears for his family's safety, and the thousands of dollars in medical bills he faces without insurance.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

By Any Means Necessary

don't let the title of this post fool you. think of it as "the screwtape blog"...

where there is a corpse

the vultures will gather

somebody's watching me

finally, a somewhat-less-than-annoying geico commercial.

Silly GM

Everybody knows green cars have the worst resale value...

natural gas

i don't have a strong reaction to the natural gas legislation introduced to the senate. i just wish the gasbags would regulate the foul air they usually emit...

Saturday, July 04, 2009

before the fireworks

go read:

about Washington

about Freedom
about fighting back
about the way things weren't
about the way things are
about the Republic

and look at some pictures too.

nope, no bias here

RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press Writer, writing about Governor Sarah Palin's resignation:
WASILLA, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin abruptly announced Friday she is resigning from office at the end of the month, a shocking move that rattled the Republican party but left open the possibility she would seek a run for the White House in 2012.

Palin, 45, and her staff kept her future plans shrouded in mystery, and it was unclear if the controversial hockey mom would quietly return to private life or begin laying the foundation for a presidential bid.
Excuse me?!?! To give some modicum of balance to your leftist drivel, I recommend you refer to other political figures with similar disdain. Examples:
  • President Obama, "the blindingly inept socialist puppet"
  • Hillary Clinton, "shrill-billy powerbroker"
  • Barney Frank, "scandal-wallowing pervert"
  • Nancy Pelosi, "botox granny"
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, "one-woman freakshow"
  • Helen Thomas, "antiquated toad-queen of the press corps"
  • Al Sharpton, "racist hypocrite"
  • Cindy Sheehan, "pathetic attention hound"
  • Jesse Jackson, "racist shakedown artist"
  • Ted Kennedy, "the gin-addled never-was of Chappaquiddick"
Also, you might want to stop slandering people and blaming it on "unnamed sources":
"...with unnamed campaign aides questioning if Palin was ever really prepared for the presidency."

"A longtime confidant who spoke on condition of anonymity... counseled the Palins that leaving government was politically unwise, but the governor was resolute."

"...a flurry of speculation among Democrats and Alaska political bloggers that Palin had been drawn into one of the many criminal investigations that have upended Alaska politics in recent years."

"...Palin's move also prompted speculation among bloggers and critics that the governor was facing a looming political crisis or embarrassment."

Late Update: While reading the original article, an unnamed source said that Rachel D'Oro had obtained her journalism diploma in a box of Cracker Jacks, had prescribed excessive amounts of narcotics for Michael Jackson, and is funneling billions of dollars from United Way charities to Ahmenadinejad's nuclear program.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Afghanistan operations

B-b-b-but I thought he said troop surges don't work?!?
NAWA, Afghanistan – Thousands of U.S. Marines poured from helicopters and armored vehicles into Taliban-controlled villages of southern Afghanistan Thursday in the first major operation under President Barack Obama's strategy to stabilize the country...

It involves nearly 4,000 newly arrived Marines plus 650 Afghan forces...

The Pentagon is deploying 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in time for the elections and expects the total number of U.S. forces there to reach 68,000 by year's end. That is double the number of troops in Afghanistan in 2008, but still half of much as are now in Iraq.
The second paragraph is telling:
The offensive was launched shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday local time (4:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 2030 GMT Wednesday) in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold and the world's largest opium poppy producing area.
All together now -

NO BLOOD FOR OPIUM!!!