Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

that special time of year

(bumped, again)

"WINTER"

(a perennial favorite rant of blogs and email forwarders, slightly edited. source uncertain, possibly michelle catalano.)
You would think people had never seen snow before - the way they react when there's a storm coming in. It's a weird phenomenon that strikes whenever more than three inches of snow is predicted. People start acting as if they had lived in pure sunshine and heat the whole time. OH NO! White stuff falling from the sky! We're all gonna DIE! Please. You all drive Lincoln Navigators and Hummers with twelve-wheel drive. The town will clear the roads within a day and your kids will be throwing snowballs at the neighbor kids within an hour.

I don't know what everyone gets so uptight about. And I certainly don't know why they all feel the need to run to the grocery store as soon as some yahoo on tv says the word “snow”. It's just a gut reaction, I guess. OH NO!! IT'S GOING TO SNOW!! Gather the children!! Man your posts!! DEFCON ONE!!!! And, like a sea of panicky lemmings, they drive en masse to their local delis and supermarkets and Dairy Barns, stocking up on milk and bread. Yes, milk and bread. It's an interesting phenomenon that's been around for as long as I can remember. There must be some forgotten urban legend that wove its way around decades ago. A suburban family wakes one morning to find that it has snowed. The mom goes into the kitchen only to find that there is only a half quart of milk and two slices of bread left! The horror!... And oh, irony of ironies, the deli just two blocks away has one gallon of fresh, whole milk left and one loaf of white bread on the shelf. If only there were some way to get two blocks away with having to trudge through the monster snow storm that dumped two inches of the white stuff all over town!

Not only that, snowstorms are like crack to the media. Why is it earth shattering news that it's freezing outside? Is this something new? Are you touting some kind of bizarro-world global-un-warming theory? Seriously, give up on that idiotic "Storm of the Century"tm meme. Since the life expectancy in this land is about 75 years and rising, the odds are pretty good that we'll see at least one of the real things, and you lose every last shred of credibility when you blurt out "Storm of the Century"tm every time the drifts get up to your ankles.

IT'S WINTER. Say it with me. WIN-TER. You know, that time of year when temperatures plummet and white stuff falls from the sky and your car battery dies and the homeless are rounded up and thrown into shelters and the snot running out of some kid's nose freezes to his face.

So I don't understand why you think it necessary to lead every news hour with the revelation that it is COLD and possibly SNOWING outside. As if this were some strange, new feeling for us. As if we never saw ice on our windshields or snow on the ground. You grab your camera crew and stand outside schools and offices and Home Depots and marvel at the people wearing hats and scarves and mittens because "This has never happened before! We wear bikinis and speedos all year long!! Is this really breaking news? Do you realize that for the last ten winters in row, maybe more, you have started your nightly newscasts with stories about how to keep warm? Does this seem just a bit unnecessary to you? Granted, it's not like we are living in northern Siberia, but we are kind of used to 15-degree days. It happens. It's WINTER. We really don't need some "expert" staring at us from the tv telling us to wear layers and eat a good breakfast and warm our cars up. Seriously, I hope Jack Frost freezes your mouths shut this year.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ben Stein's Holiday Message

Ben Stein via Facebook
(Here's a link to his main site since I can't find a direct source for this article.)

My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a nativity scene, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorist attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.

Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it.... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what a bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

"Actions speak louder than bumper stickers"

(found on facebook, slightly edited)
Here's a little history lesson on who is taking away your Social Security.

Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes.

Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION message was removed.

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program.

1.) That participation in the program would be completely voluntary [No longer voluntary],

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program [Now 7.65% on the first $90,000, and 15% on the first $90,000 if you’re self-employed],

3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year [No longer tax deductible],

4.) That the money the participants put into the independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program [Under Johnson the money was moved to the General Fund and Spent], and

5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income [Under Clinton & Gore up to 85% of your Social Security can be taxed].

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put away’ — you may be interested in the following:

Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US

Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
A: Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

Now, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! If enough people receive this, maybe the truth will begin to replace the lies.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

logic was never their strong suit

This picture has been making the rounds on Facebook with over 300K likes and 400K shares:



The leftist hivemind thinks this proves their point that we should blindly open our borders to anyone, in this case Syrian refugees. This from the same leftist hivemind that believes Europeans coming to North America was one of the worst events in human history. I would ask them if they were wrong then or wrong now, but the kind of useful idiots that fall for this kind of cheap sloganeering are incapable of seeing past their brainwashing.

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For the record, I am very much FOR allowing immigrants to LEGALLY come here to ESCAPE unbearable situations, and am very much against BOTH the lawless fifth-column hordes (foreign and domestic) bent on destroying America AND the jingoistic amoral xenophobia of its opposition party.

Monday, November 16, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter

Walsh, again, read it all:
"Abortion doctors kill more black people in a week than the KKK has in the past century. There are almost 2,000 black lives ended by abortion every single day in the United States, and overall, a black baby is more than 5 times as likely to be executed as a white baby. Try to reflect on this statistic: abortion kills more black people than heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide, and respiratory illness — COMBINED. Throw cops in there, too, and it’s still not close. Comparing just the two causes of death, it appears that abortionists kill about 700 times more black people than do cops...

...In New York, a black child is more likely to be aborted than born... In the country’s biggest city, there are more black children discarded in waste buckets and toilets than there are placed in nurseries at the maternity ward.

And cops are the ones dehumanizing black people?

Hundreds of white abortion doctors have become millionaires by killing black babies. Moreover, the abortionist murders black children and never faces so much as a grand jury proceeding. No, all he gets is a fat paycheck and a ‘God bless you’ from Barack Obama.

Black teens are sometimes shot by police when they fall into a life of violence and crime. But black infants are dismembered, decapitated, and poisoned just for falling into life in the first place.

Now let’s take this deeper. As horrific as Planned Parenthood’s ethnic cleansing is, the full story is much bigger. Side note: please don’t take my ethnic cleansing remark to mean that Planned Parenthood is attempting to wipe out the black race for the sake of quenching their racist urges. I don’t believe that for a moment. They’re just wiping out the black race for the sake of making a quick buck. This is a holocaust for profit, which makes abortionists like Nazis, but in some ways worse."

skip the title

"It’s time for a competent and honest adult of either gender to be president."
"The presidency is a job that requires action. When those actions are performed ineptly or dishonestly, bad things happen. The president is not a figurehead or a cheerleader. He (or she) has to do things. And now, after a long succession of presidents who immensely expanded the powers of the executive branch, it’s also important for the president to know when not to do things.

In the end, what matters is what has been done or not done, and for what reason those things were done or not done. If bad things were done for bad reasons, it’s not going to matter, in any practical sense, whether they were done by a man, a woman, a transgender eunuch, a goat, a walnut, or a dyslexic alien from planet Xenu.

Barack Obama just illustrated this dynamic quite explicitly, which was very helpful of him.

We were told it was “time” for a black president, and many black people voted for him for that reason alone. But then their median household incomes dropped precipitously, their unemployment rate didn’t, and their poverty rate went higher. I think they would agree that it isn’t, in fact, a better sort of poverty or a more palatable sort of unemployment because it happened under the reign of a black man. It still sucks, frankly. Just like it did before, or worse.

As it turns out, we elect presidents to get results, not to be demographical mascots. And if they don’t get results, or if the results are poor, their physical characteristics will not blunt the impact nor dull the sting of their monumental failures.

So, “time for a woman”? What does that mean? Would you apply it to any other area of your life? Do you have a checklist on your fridge of the races and genders of the plumbers, electricians, pediatricians, landscapers, and dermatologists you’ve used over the years, so that when you need one you can make a selection based on a rotation of sexual organs and pigment shades? “Hmmm. Need someone to come install wiring in our new addition. Whose turn is it? Let’s see, looks like it’s time for a Chinese person with a penis.”

Is that how you conduct yourself in your daily life? Of course not. You might want universities to admit people and countries to elect people based on affirmative action, but in your actual life, when push comes to shove, you always go with whoever you think will do the job and do it well, don’t you?"
...and his second point is even better.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

coexist, the directors cut



(If anybody knows the credit for this one please let me know and I'll add it.)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

where the truth lies, pt.3

In coverage of creativity-related stories, every once in a while someone will use the phrase "their truth" in reference to whatever the artist is trying to convey.

For better understanding, that phrase should be understood to mean "the artist's infinitesimal subset of Truth, confused with a lot of misunderstanding and hand-me-down nonsense."

Friday, October 09, 2015

meet the new boss

Lileks - What Does The Left Want To Ban Today:
"If you want a vision of the future, Winston, imagine a boot, stamping on the floor where once there was an accelerator pedal, forever."
read it all

Monday, October 05, 2015

pet update

the black dog
no longer bites
or barks.
he just sits
in the corner
glaring at me
and drinking
my milkshake.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Friday, October 02, 2015

irony board

I found this Robert Heinlein quote posted at a rabid militant atheist's blog:
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
Well, isn't that just a bit... morrisettian?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

hatchet, axe, and saw

Pope Lileks: It’s Time to Fix America’s Income-Inequality Crisis Once and for All!
(The left's list of ultra-rich people does not include) the Kennedys, because the Kennedys could strike oil on their Hyannis Port compound, pay African orphans a dollar a day to work the pumps by hand, build a pipeline that ran through a protected Monarch-butterfly preserve, and the media would still hang halos over their heads because JFK was martyred in Dallas by a free-floating toxic cloud of right-wing hatred that inhabited the brain of a well-meaning Marxist.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"could you, for once, be consistent?"

Dennis Miller on Facebook:
You say you're a creationist, liberals cite Darwin. You then cite survival of the fittest, liberals tell you to be more Christ-like.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Mencken

In search of one of his quotes, I found others by him which are sadly applicable, but mostly opposite to the way that he intended them nearly 90 years ago:
The American of today, in fact, probably enjoys less personal liberty than any other man of Christendom, and even his political liberty is fast succumbing to the new dogma that certain theories of government are virtuous and lawful, and others abhorrent and felonious. Laws limiting the radius of his free activity multiply year by year: It is now practically impossible for him to exhibit anything describable as genuine individuality, either in action or in thought, without running afoul of some harsh and unintelligible penalty. It would surprise no impartial observer if the motto “In God we trust” were one day expunged from the coins of the republic by the Junkers at Washington, and the far more appropriate word, “verboten,” substituted. Nor would it astound any save the most romantic if, at the same time, the goddess of liberty were taken off the silver dollars to make room for a bas-relief of a policeman in a spiked helmet. Moreover, this gradual (and, of late, rapidly progressive) decay of freedom goes almost without challenge; the American has grown so accustomed to the denial of his constitutional rights and to the minute regulation of his conduct by swarms of spies, letter-openers, informers and agents provocateurs that he no longer makes any serious protest.
When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost... All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
The strange American ardor for passing laws, the insane belief in regulation and punishment, plays into the hands of the reformers, most of them quacks themselves. Their efforts, even when honest, seldom accomplish any appreciable good.
Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle — a mere counter in a grotesque and knavish game. If the right pressure could be applied to him, he would be cheerfully in favor of polygamy, astrology or cannibalism. It is the aim of the Bill of Rights, if it has any remaining aim at all, to curb such prehensile gentry. Its function is to set a limitation upon their power to harry and oppress us to their own private profit. The Fathers, in framing it, did not have powerful minorities in mind; what they sought to hobble was simply the majority. But that is a detail. The important thing is that the Bill of Rights sets forth, in the plainest of plain language, the limits beyond which even legislatures may not go. The Supreme Court, in Marbury v. Madison, decided that it was bound to execute that intent, and for a hundred years that doctrine remained the corner-stone of American constitutional law.

And you thought having only two channels on TV was bad...

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

#AllLivesMatter

One must wonder why the #BlackLivesMatter movement does not protest Planned Parenthood...

Images via IMAO

Many
good
editorial
cartoons
recently

Legacy of Loss

In this otherwise interesting article about the decline of the Democratic party, Politico makes a small mistake:
...this time, there’s neither a Great Depression nor a criminal conspiracy in the White House to explain what has happened.
Just because the term "depression" is not used, and the criminal conspiracy has not yet been prosecuted, doesn't mean they don't exist.

A titan arum by any other name smells just as vile.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FrankJ on Trump

Random thoughts for Aug.12 (very slightly edited):
“So do you want some sort of coherent politically philosophy, or are you happy with just angry yelling?”

Apparently a large number of people can’t tell the difference between being tough and being thin-skinned and pissy.

Are there people who really didn’t get that Trump is a joke candidate until the Megyn Kelly line?

Was there anything so awful Ted Kennedy could do that he’d lose support? Such is Trump’s base.

I can still be surprised by how silly Trump gets, but I don’t take him seriously enough to get outraged.

*dog repeatedly runs into glass door*
“He never backs down! He just like hero Donald Tromp!”

I’m glad we’re finally cracking down on the number one threat to black people: Bernie Sanders.

Difference between Democrats and Republicans:
Republicans are working really hard to stop the horrible person who is their frontrunner.

You don’t need to be politically correct, but it helps to be correct about something.
Also, go watch The Kronies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

no sympathy for the devil

Tomi Lahren:
“Do I care that [gunman Mohammad Abdulazeez] seemed like an 'All-American' young man? Do I care that he was good at mixed martial arts or a smart, quiet guy? Do I care that his high school friends wouldn’t classify him as overly religious? No, I don’t give a flying you-know-what about any of that ****. I care that this **** killed four of our United States Marines, and I care that our commander-in-chief is more concerned with Muslim sensitivity than the honor and sacrifice made by these Marines.”

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gun Free Zone

Iowahawk observes:

Monday, June 29, 2015

ur head asplode

I wonder which side the Ds will root for when Islamists bomb a gay pride parade...

Friday, May 08, 2015

The Plague Spreads

Monica Crowley wrote an excellent piece about the Baltimore riots, but a ridiculous amount of popups at the Washington Times website needlessly hinder the message. I intend no infringement, and only hope to remove the frustration caused by their ad-bloated site.

(Emphases mine)
“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“[Expletive] the police!” — rioters in Baltimore.

“We also gave those who wish to destroy space to do that as well.” — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
During the past 40 years, the nonviolent movement for racial justice has morphed into a violent movement for social justice.

The upheaval in Baltimore in the aftermath of the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, is just the latest in a long line of racial violence, from Watts to Detroit, from Crown Heights to Ferguson.

The Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy has been destroyed by leftists who depend on racial division. The struggle for civil rights lost its moral power when the demands switched from equal rights under the law to equal results. That changeover, from a movement based on legal justice to one of social justice, corrupted the mission and created a charlatan leadership. The result has been a cult of black victimhood and dependency, leading to endless cycles of crime, poverty, drug abuse and related violence and the general breakdown of the family.

What we have witnessed in Baltimore (and Ferguson last year) is the natural result of allowing leftist-articulated “grievances” to usurp the rule of law and the maintenance of civil order.

Ms. Rawlings-Blake tried to walk back her statement that she gave rioters a “space to destroy” after her comment encouraged more violence. This should not have been a surprise. During the Crown Heights riots of 1991, New York Mayor David Dinkins kept the police back in order to let protesters “blow off a little steam.” The violence, of course, escalated. The Obama administration has also repeatedly called for police “restraint.”

They intend to send a signal of racial sensitivity and social justice, but the result is black communities being burned to the ground.

When there is a lack of strong leadership, sinister characters fill the void. Thugs pour into the streets; few are there out of deep rage about their collective treatment by the police but rather because looting and torching businesses are fun ways to pass the time. Particularly when they know the television cameras are trained on them. After all, who wouldn’t want Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame (or infamy)?

The professional race hustlers then alight on the scene to profiteer and further enflame. The race industry claims to be the black community’s savior, when all it does is keep itself fat and rich.

There are legitimate questions surrounding the death of Gray, and I understand the anger and frustration among many in Baltimore. The investigation, like the ones into the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York, must be allowed to proceed.

But as Winston Churchill is attributed to saying, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” And that was before instantaneous social media.

In America today, ideology — political, racial, religious — drives everything, and the truth takes a back seat, only emerging after a lot of damage has been done.

Some Baltimore rioters have been quoted as saying that they’re lashing out at the “system” they consider “unjust.” OK, but the “system” against which they are lashing is predominantly black. The Baltimore City Council is majority black, the mayor, police commissioner and 63.3 percent of the population are black, and the majority of the Baltimore Police Department is non-white. The problem, it seems, is not white racism, but a “system” they have installed themselves over many decades.

The Baltimore riots also show the limits of elections based on symbolism. Ferguson, Baltimore and general increased racial tension have occurred with a black president, two black attorneys general, a black Homeland Security secretary, and other top black officials. Campaigning in 2008, Mr. Obama told us that he’d be able to unify all races and creeds through his transcendence as a biracial president.

Instead, we’ve seen escalating racial animus, thanks largely to the signals he’s sent: from claiming that the Cambridge police “acted stupidly” in their exchange with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to calling for police restraint in Ferguson to inviting ignominious agitator, the Rev. Al Sharpton, to be his top adviser on race issues to his muted response when two New York City police officers were assassinated while sitting in their patrol car.

The left, of course, needs chaos and division in order to thrive. Therefore, it stokes them whenever possible.

Perhaps this is why Mr. Obama has failed to do the one thing a black president could do that a white one could not: speak directly to the black community about personal responsibility, the need for fathers to raise their children, the strength to be derived from strong families and faith, the need to be productive and decent human beings.

He could have served as their ultimate role model, but instead he put his ideological desire to “fundamentally transform the nation” above all else.

I wish he — and the nation — would focus less on the words of Rev. Sharpton and more on the words of Rev. King: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Earth Day!

From Iowahawk!



From Lileks, an article more than 140 characters!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

the hollow world

A couple of today's comments at Lileks got me thinking:

Coolness is a hollow facsimile of maturity.
The effect of drugs is a hollow facsimile of joy.
Prostitution is a hollow facsimile of marital bliss.
The star/celebrity system is a hollow facsimile of true friendship.
Political correctness is a hollow facsimile of morality.

Can you think of others?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

as if anybody was surprised

in a highly-predictable move, the left once again proves it is intolerant of religious freedom.

Iowahawk

King of Twitter:















Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Live Long and Prosper

...at other people's expense?

An interesting take on Spock's philosophy.
Not only do Spock’s peacenik inclinations routinely land the Enterprise and the Federation into trouble, his “logic” and “level head” mask an arrogant emotional basket case. Unlike the superhuman android Data, a loyal officer whose deepest longing is to be human, Spock spends most of his life as a freelancing diplomat eager to negotiate with the worst enemies of Starfleet...

...in Star Trek VI... Spock has taken up secret negotiations with the Federation’s mortal enemy, the Klingon Empire, to dismantle the neutral zone and end the military dimension of Starfleet. Then Spock decides the best person to accompany the Klingon high chancellor to a galactic peace conference is Kirk, whom the Klingon’s despise... Furthermore, Spock volunteers Kirk for the job without the captain’s permission. His decision thoughtlessly plays into the hands of the interstellar conspiracy to foment war between the Federation and the Klingons, because the plot’s leaders see Kirk as the perfect fall guy for the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon...
...and it gets better.

Friday, February 20, 2015

SNL40

After the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was advertised as "One Night Only", it will play again in a few days. When asked whether the slogan was false advertising, an unnamed NBC spokesperson said no, that it was just mis-repeated.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

on islam

two quotes at lileks today:

"no matter how many skulls (islamic terrorists) heap, the moon on their banners will still have an American flag planted on its surface, and they are utterly incapable of doing anything about it."

"Islam: you can practice it peacefully, and many do, but it's not designed that way. Just as you can practice Christianity militantly, but it's not designed that way."

late valentine

first, i forgot to relink the classic "practical valentine".

second, i was listening to online indie music today, and heard several very odd romantic-ish lyrics:
"your lips were like two strips of bacon"
"i used to shower for you, now i rarely bathe"
"love is an open door to a book of your bad poetry"

third, weird al sends mandatory valentines:


Friday, February 13, 2015

obamalogical

via liberal logic via imao



very similar in concept to "the beatings will continue until morale improves" philosophy

Thursday, February 05, 2015

I don't see what all the fuss is about

update 3: Brian Williams has been suspended for doing what all the talking heads do.

update 2: welcome imao readers :)

update 1: in the interest of piling on, i fired up photoshop tonight:


(reference link for our younger audience)

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(many separate links)

Brian Williams is just speaking his father's language - as always, just like the rest of his family.

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On the lighter side, some highlights from #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

















and in time for valentines: