Saturday, September 29, 2012

these days...

...there's just so much to ridicule

update 1:

update 2:
so very much

a teachable moment

local malcontent explains illegal immigration: you own your own home...? Let's assume that you do. Nice place, fenced yard, a swingset for your kids. But... I want to come live in your house too! I like your place, and I really like your full refrigerator and pantry.

So I intend to come climb through a window, and live there with you, and I don't care what you think of that. I intend to eat my fill of your groceries, I intend to use your family's electricity and phone. And you have plenty of room... I'll just take this bedroom, the one which used to be your kid's.

The food and the utilities I'll be consuming means that your family will have to eat less, and your OG&E bill will be larger. But Not To Worry!! I will "pay" for my invasion of your home by planting you a great garden, and raising some great veggies and fruit... Which I will sell to you, your wife and your kid. Cheap, but not Free.
update: barbara bellar explains obamacare:
So let me get this straight: ... We're going to be gifted with a health care plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don't, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more people without adding a single new doctor, but which provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that didn't read it (but exempted themselves from it), and signed by a President who smokes, with funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before the benefits take effect, by a government which is already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

two reruns

these posts from six years ago are still relevant - please read them both

as a sorbet

i posted before about some muzak in a chinese restaurant, and something related happened today in a nearby mexican restaurant:

the music was definitely not muzak or radio, nor was it quite mariachi. it was in the mariachi tradition, with typical lyrics about "mi corazon" and "besame mucho", but much improved from its century-old oompah influence.

the first track sounded like security-era peter gabriel, the next track had an easy stereolab lounge influence, another had a "blinded by the light" style organ ostinato holding it together. another track had simon and garfunkel harmonies, and another had some brief chromatic dissonance that could have come from soundgarden or the foo fighters (with a third of the distortion).

pretty cool.

Friday, September 21, 2012

with friends like these...

imao pointed to ace of spades pointed to the jim messina meme generator - which is all about the obama "for all" campaign using a photo of some creepy dude who wrote "obama care" on his hands.

i didn't think lol-captions can do it justice, so i fired up photoshop and made what everyone is thinking:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

i am the 53%

(among other things), flopping aces asks "Has (obama) ever truly reached across the aisle other than to say to Republicans, “I won, the keys are mine, get in the back of the seat and just shut up while I drive.”?"

Monday, September 17, 2012

layout change

it was about time to refresh the look of this blog - more to come...

my cs6 is just getting warmed up

yes, i know the idea has been done - more or less...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

lines of the losers

the only problem i have with this list is the title - this is *not* the worst of president hussein.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

going green

...with envy
(please read it all, including comments)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

pun alert

all superheroes have a nemesis. who is the nemesis of the first person to walk on the moon?

the s/fifth/lynch/ column

Connecticut's first lady Cathy Malloy is forced to apologize for speaking the truth.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

yes there are two paths you can go by...

...but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on

who's in charge?

splotchy is in charge!

"who's in charge?" blog is back from a hiatus. go join in the fun at blogspot and/or tumblr


bump: seriously, guys, the more the merrier - vote early vote often :)