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Links of the Day

Monday, March 1, 2010 8:16 pm

*New global warming data reveals an accurate hockey stick graph.

*Newsweek article in 1995 outlines why the internet will fail. Our favorite points are those dismissing electronic books and e-commerce.

*Finally, the website of the day: John Hawkins’s brand-new site, Self Help Quotes. This is a great collection of over 60,000 quotes, including two by IMAO’s very own Frank J. So go visit now and frequently, IMAOists.

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The Last Decade of Liberalism in 40 Quotes

Friday, January 15, 2010 1:33 pm

John Hawkins has compiled the most asinine liberal quotes of the last ten years.

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The 12 Days of O-Mas

Monday, November 30, 2009 2:32 pm

Basil took the song that we wrote over at tWits a few days ago & made an illustrative video (that’s not him singing, though–that’s me).


[Direct YouTube link]

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Links of the Day Part 1

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:59 pm

*Your favorite conservative columnist made RWN’s list of the 30 Best Conservative Columnists for 2009 v. 3.0.

*Global warming is destroying the ozone layer!

*I leave you with shocking video. Jon Stewart is… making fun of the media? (via Hot Air)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
The Audacity of Hos
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political Humor Healthcare Protests
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Links of the Day Part 1

Monday, August 31, 2009 5:45 pm

Frank practically lives on the TV tropes website, so he almost peed his pants when he found out he’s mentioned. I’ve ever been prouder.

John Hawkins’s poll on health care is up.

Andy Levy (@andylevy) tweeted this as the best local news video ever, and I agree, if you exclude the one of that weather dude flipping his head over a cockroach.

Breitbart: The end to two grim fairy tales.

Sunday’s Dilbert was funny.

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Links of the Day Part 1

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:21 pm

Is there ever a Part 2? Will you ever know the answer to this question?

First. Rachel Lucas visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. You must go read her post about it. Do it now.

Time’s 50 Best Websites 2009. IMAO isn’t on there, so Frank says it’s a bogus list, but maybe you’ll find something to interest you.

Non-randomness in coin tosses. You wanted to know. Or you didn’t. I don’t know, it’s a toss-up. Thank you, I’m here all week, tip your waiter.

Ted Kennedy: Still Not Good

Also check out Google’s trends today. Seems that Teddy K was remembered by most people for one thing.

Gratuitous self-linkage: Splish splash, baby. (Not a post about Ted Kennedy, regardless of the title.)

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The Week in Blogs

Saturday, August 22, 2009 5:05 pm

Vodkapundit‘s Week in Blogs for PJTV is up. One of the IMAO personalities made the list, and another IMAO personality is all ragey with envy. Go see!

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Tips for getting the voters behind Obamacare

Friday, August 14, 2009 1:07 pm

The most recent numbers show that support for Obamacare is tanking drastically, so I thought I’d give the president some advice on how to improve those numbers.

*Clarify that Obamacare isn’t going to kill your grandma. It’s going to kill both of your grandmas. So now you won’t have to worry about getting that chartreuse knitted sweater for Christmas anymore. Nobody likes chartreuse.

*Make sure voters know that you’ll only have to wait months to see a doctor if you don’t die in the first few weeks after you get sick. A little suffering is good for the soul and builds character.

*Tell representatives and senators to be even more arrogant and dismissive at townhalls about voter concerns. I know I always realize I’m wrong if someone shrugs me off.

*Emphasize the exciting provision that the IRS is getting involved! I always say we need more IRS in our lives.

*Point out the related provision that people who don’t have health care coverage during any part of the tax year will be taxed. Because it’s free healthcare.

*Free Barbra Streisand CD and canvas Che Guevara handbag with voter buy-in!

Do you have suggestions for how the president can improve support for Obamacare? Put them in the comments.

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On the bubble

Friday, August 7, 2009 4:33 pm

This is my first week as a housewife/homemaker (whichever you prefer, I’m not picky), and I have already failed. The first thing I heard when I dragged myself out of bed at 7:15 this morning was, “The coffee didn’t taste as good today.”

Oops. He always tells me that the coffee tastes better when I make it. So I set it all up the night before so that he can have coffee with stale water instead of fresh water so the coffee can taste better. And last night I was just too tired from getting my butt kicked at swordfighting and then kicking butt at making potions and collecting Hogwarts mini-crests to remember anything that goes on outside the Wii.

He’s told me I’m on the bubble. So my question for you IMAO readers: If I lose this job, will Obama have created or saved it? Or both in one week?

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Links of the Day. Part 1.

Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:03 pm

Mary Katharine Ham the Great takes down the ‘mob’ memo. Hard.

Speaking of, meet the mob. The big, scary mob that the Democrats are peeing their pants over.

Cruelty at its finest: how not to play with a laser pointer.

Greg Gutfeld on G.I. Joe and MSNBC.

Oh, ouch. Matched up against Bush, Obama fails.

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Frank’s random thoughts

Thursday, August 6, 2009 12:37 pm

Is there like a contest for most patronizing Senator that Boxer is competing in that we don’t know about? And what exactly has Boxer ever done to give her any basis for arrogance? Is any skill needed to being a Senator? They vote “yes” and “no” on stuff. Why should they get any reverence?

I’m pretty partisan so it’s hard to tell, but I’m pretty sure these are the actions of inexperienced morons. So why the change of heart on Ahmadinejad? Did someone at the White House look up Iran on Wikipedia last night?

Idea: Have the power of someone’s vote linked to how much taxes he pays. Democrats like people paying taxes.

So how much is everyone else getting paid to protest Obama’s health care bill? I got $2000.

Do you think we should change the dress code for paid protesters? Boxer seems to have noticed.

I guess someone just needs to explain to Boxer that smelly hippies don’t protest AGAINST free handouts.

Something fishy I heard about healthcare: I hear that under the President’s healthcare plan dental cleaning will be done by a wrasse. And I hear that under the President’s health care plan during a hospital stay you get all the krill you can eat.

I wonder how any man can get close enough to Kim Jong Il to be in a photo with him without strangling that poofy-haired freak.

All this fearmongering about Republican mobs is overblown. They’ve only killed seven Congressmen so far.

I hear some design principles say you should have only one return statement per function. How annoying would that be? I mean, I love organized, well-formatted code, but come on.

Disgusting image of Obama; the only thing missing is a noose.

I think any image of Obama with a halo is evocative of a noose and should be banned.

The Bush years divided us, but Obama has united us all into an angry mob.

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Frank has no thoughts

Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:51 am

Okay, he has thoughts, but Twitter’s been down most of the morning. I’ll try to tell you what he’s thinking later.

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Links of the Day. Part 1.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 5:18 pm

There may or may not be a Part 2. You never know.

Why so spurious?

Wonder why newspapers are going bankrupt? Go find out.

I don’t know what this means, but Frank says: Basically, use only 128 AES as it has less potential weaknesses than higher key AES.

And I’m pretty sure this poll means it’s over, and we won.

Netflix’s quickness has always kind of scared me. Now I know why.

Gratuitous self-linkage: I know some of you are dying to know my reaction to the the news about Paula Abdul. I’m in mourning.

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Blog of the Day

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 7:03 pm

Literally.

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Self-linkage is awesome

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:11 am

Get your 1-starring fingers ready! I blogged Idol at Snark Raving Mad last night. Go read it and then tell me if you agree that Kara’s the worst thing that ever happened to American Idol. Possibly the worst thing to ever exist.

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Policy tool

Saturday, November 22, 2008 1:31 am

I’m taking this Civics Quiz (via tracey), and question 32 reads:

Which of the following is a policy tool of the Federal Reserve?

Before I read any of the answers, the response that popped into my head was Ben Bernanke.

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The Buckley Prophecies, pt. 1

Friday, November 14, 2008 9:34 am

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a hardcover of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist from NRO. As soon as I received it, I started reading it. Remarkably, I have been reading non-fiction for fifteen straight nights, without getting bored, crying, falling asleep mid-sentence, or eating my own hand just to amuse myself. In fact, I’ve intended to switch back and forth between this book and Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, but it’s been so good that I find myself wanting to know what he says next. I’ll get to Jonah’s book soon.

Since I began reading this, every night I have read something aloud to Frank, who insists I must tell y’all these things. Nearly every one of the essays in the first part of the book has a line or paragraph in which Buckley correctly predicts the future. I’m going to start chronicling them here, to give us all a good laugh or a feeling of complete wigginess.

(From “The So-Whatness of Nuclear Winter” — April 1985):

The logic of Carl Sagan’s position is that we should engage in unilateral nuclear disarmament… that nuclear winter is more to be feared than Soviet hegemony, and therefore we must give up our arsenal. Richard Perle–and Ronald Reagan–tell us we can do better. We can avoid both Soviet hegemony and nuclear winter, as we have done for forty years now.

Dude. That totally held up. May not hold up for much longer where Russia is concerned, but the Soviet Union is not yet rebuilt, and I don’t think it will be the Soviets that will bring on our first nuclear winter. I’ll give you a bonus one today, since this is the premiere of The Buckley Prophecies.

(From “Jesse on My Mind” — May 1985) He is speaking of Jesse Jackson here, but substitute Jeremiah Wright in your head:

On reflection, the clearest sign of the enduring discrimination of white people in America against black people in America is our toleration of Jesse Jackson. If he were a blue-blooded WASP, he would be treated with… the special contempt by which democracies effectively stigmatize those who dwell in cuckooland…

Oh, but Jesse Jackson is a black leader… he is one hell of an orator, which was true of Gerald L.K. Smith, who was probably an even finer orator, and was a racist mess. Jesse Jackson so intimidated the San Francisco Democrats that they couldn’t even muster the resolution to vote a denunciation of anti-Semitism, for fear of offending Jackson, the anti-Zionist assembly and, one supposes, Jesse’s noisy fan Louis Farrakhan…

You are getting the point. They don’t protest because he’s merely a black preacher saying dumb things…

But as long as he moves about with the immunity that now protects him from the kind of ostracism he has so diligently earned, then one can say with meaning: There is true condescension in America for the black, and that condescension is strongest among the elite.

Yeah, I have to agree with that.

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Who voted for Obama?

Sunday, November 9, 2008 7:33 pm

Crazy, barely coherent drug addicts. This explains so much.

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Blerg

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 11:01 pm

Words I never wanted to hear Brit Hume say: “That will make Barack Obama, in our view, President-Elect of the United States.”

It hurts my heart.

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Mourning

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 9:46 pm

What’s a mournful-sounding song? Preferably one sung by a girl and in my range. Give me a list. You’ll be happy you did.

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