Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

body count

"fast & furious" seems to be killing people at a faster rate than the iraq war.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Delayed

My holiday and travels have been delayed this year. This post should not have been delayed - sorry.




O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good;
for His mercy endureth for ever.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

and gathered them out of the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way;
they found no city to dwell in.

Hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble,
and He delivered them out of their distresses.

And He led them forth by the right way,
that they might go to a city for habitation.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

For He satisfieth the longing soul,
and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

They that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
being bound in affliction and irons,

because they rebelled against the words of God
and contemned the counsel of the Most High,

therefore He brought down their heart with labor;
they fell down and there was none to help.

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble,
and He saved them out of their distresses.

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and broke their bonds asunder.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

For He hath broken the gates of brass
and cut the bars of iron asunder.

Fools, because of their transgression
and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat,
and they draw near unto the gates of death.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble,
and He saveth them out of their distresses.

He sent His word and healed them,
and delivered them from their destructions.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
and declare His works with rejoicing!

They that go down to the sea in ships,
that do business in great waters:

these see the works of the LORD
and His wonders in the deep.

For He commandeth and raiseth the stormy wind,
which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They mount up to the heaven,
they go down again to the depths;
their soul is melted because of trouble.

They reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man,
and are at their wits' end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble,
and He bringeth them out of their distresses.

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because they are quiet;
so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people,
and praise Him in the assembly of the elders.

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He turneth rivers into a wilderness
and the watersprings into dry ground,

a fruitful land into barrenness
for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

He turneth the wilderness into a standing water
and dry ground into watersprings;

and there He maketh the hungry to dwell,
that they may prepare a city for habitation,

and sow the fields and plant vineyards,
which may yield fruitful increase.

He blesseth them also so that they are multiplied greatly,
and alloweth not their cattle to decrease.

Again, they are diminished and brought low
through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

He poureth contempt upon princes,
and causeth them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way.

Yet setteth He the poor on high from affliction,
and maketh their families like a flock.

The righteous shall see it and rejoice,
and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Whoso is wise and will observe these things,
even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"lol-art"

i suggest that title for this site (which dustbury may or may not have been asking for here)


edit: although, that site may be one of the reasons for the commandment against making graven images :/

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

money

maybe listen to this as you view this?

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Save us from the ideological conformity of multiculturalism"

, the cult which labels postmodern conservative as "exemplary of a larger cultural, political, economic, historical force called “America” which in theory represents the worst thing that could ever happen to humanity."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

never make an appointment with dr. acula

at the doctor today, they needed a blood sample from me. instead of having it taken in a regular room, they sat me in a chair in towards the rear of their workers' office, next to the timeclock, break table, and some shelves with medical and office supplies.

one of the items between my outstretched arm and the water cooler was an empty five-gallon bottle.

feel free to imagine the snarky comment i made upon noticing it. :)

something i thought on the way home 3

what do all the other dorm residents feel when one person always plays disco music too loud?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

something i thought on the way home 1

what do you call it when cigar smokers live together?

map projections

i only know two people who would laugh at this, and i'm one of them. anyone else out there get it?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

and/or snake oil

quoth the lileks:
"Dark matter and dark energy. Things they can’t find, but must exist, because otherwise there’s no explanation for what this happens or this doesn’t. You can marvel at the human ingenuity involved in creating these theoretical constructs, explaining the vast mysteries of the deep; you can also say hmm. Phlogiston."

gag reflex

this month's readers digest has a picture of michelle obama on the cover (with a particularly draculesque hairdo), with a quote saying,
"everything we do must be for our children."
her husband's policies imply the logical followup:
", and everything we spend must be from their children."

coincidence?

two families of evil plastic freaks on tv happen to have the same last name!

their social contract is unwritten

house of eratosthenes explains
"(the occupy movement) lusts for a glorious day in which it emerges as the top dog, which is an upcoming revolution, and it does all of its smaller things by means of smaller revolutions. If you want something, you immobilize something else until such time as someone is bludgeoned and browbeaten into giving you what you want. Annoyance is the new coin of the realm. If you want a hot dog, you annoy somebody. If you want a place to put up your tent and crash for the night, you annoy somebody. If you want a job, you annoy somebody. If you want to be heard, you annoy somebody.

And, lately, it seems…if you have the opportunity to be heard and you’re having trouble figuring out what to say…yes, you annoy people until that problem, too, is solved. Just like any other. Any time you find yourself lacking in anything, it must be because someone external to you has not been given the proper motivation, so you find a way to interfere with what they’re trying to do, and then you get what you want...

We’re seeing this alternative, subversive social contract break the surface and getting a good look at it. And we’re seeing how much it stinks. We’re seeing, right in front of our eyes, how a miniature “society” of sorts functions as it operates according to this model. We’re seeing how it leads inexorably to chaos, rancor and despair. The subterranean social contract is being given a “job interview” and it is being found to be lacking."
read it all, including comments

...and this one, and, well, most everything on the site :)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

coining a phrase

the other mccain via dustbury:
hypodrachmaphobia (n)
The fear that somebody else might be making more money than you, triggering a strong urge to covet, followed next by hate and then a compelling need to get a tax law passed that will help redistribute some of that bad, bad capital your way.
there was also a comment there which read:
I have nothing against Michelle Obama on a personal level – nor do I her husband - but the Michelles of the world justify their arrogance and ease their gnawing sense of empty accomplishment by confiscating and redistributing the product of someone else’s labor, innovation or intellect - not for the benefit of the recipient – but because they are angry, frustrated and/or embarrassed that even with their self-anointed superiority the creation of that wealth is beyond their ability to achieve. They, like the reality-show fans, judge their superiority and worth based not on their true accomplishments (or lack thereof) but based on people they presume to be worth less than themselves.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

compare and contrast, yet again

Ann Coulter via Instapundit didn't go far enough...

Herman Cain, African-American:
  • facts so far: a couple of vague accusations of sexual misconduct have been made, with little evidence.
  • media reaction: histrionic wall-to-wall coverage.
Bill Clinton, Caucasian:
  • facts so far: many specific accusations of sexual misconduct have been made.
  • media reaction: repeated denials and claims of Republican witchhunt.
Clarence Thomas, African-American:
  • facts so far: accusations of sexual misconduct were made, which proved false.
  • media reaction: histrionic wall-to-wall coverage.
John Edwards, Caucasian:
  • facts so far: had extramarital affair while his wife was fighting cancer.
  • media reaction: repeated denials and claims of Republican witchhunt.
The obvious conclusion: the media is racist.

If they object, point out how the label is much more correct in this context than when they slander the tea party with it.