Used to be, you only had to walk a mile for a camel. Not any more. Inflation, I suppose you’d call it.
I won’t even address the fact that the bounty on Hillary includes 10 cocks. I know how your junior high school juvenile minds work.
Used to be, you only had to walk a mile for a camel. Not any more. Inflation, I suppose you’d call it.
I won’t even address the fact that the bounty on Hillary includes 10 cocks. I know how your junior high school juvenile minds work.
Microsoft is developing a new app for their phones. And a lot of people are getting their panties in a wad over it.
The app is still under development, but word of it has leaked out, as has the working title of the app: Avoid The Ghetto.
According to the patent filing, the app is to help a pedestrian avoid “traveling through an unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures.” It uses weather data, crime stats, and such to make the determination.
Well, the NAACP is all up in arms over that. Or is going to be:
“I’m going to be up in arms about it if it happens,” said Dallas NAACP President Juanita Wallace.
Wallace spent her afternoon at a rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and said she felt safe there, but fears the app may project otherwise.
“Can you imagine me not being able to go to MLK Blvd. because my GPS says that’s a dangerous crime area? I can’t even imagine that,” she said.
The thing she’s missing is that it won’t say that MLK Boulevard is a high crime area unless, well, stats show it’s a high crime area.
You think maybe the problem isn’t that people are pointing out that crime occurs, but that crime occurs? Nah, that’d make too much sense to actually address the real problem, when fake outrage over fake problems is much more fun.
But, you know, maybe Microsoft is on to something. I wonder what other apps they could develop.
There are probably several apps that could be developed that would be of benefit.
Maybe I need to rethink my position on Microsoft being all evil and such.
Newt Gingrich is making some news because he told someone at a campaign event to vote for Obama. Really.
Okay, here’s what happened. At a Gingrich rally in Oskaloosa, Iowa, a gay Democrat Obama supporter got into a “cordial” one-on-one with Gingrich, that ended with Gingrich telling the questioner to support Obama:
Gingrich: “I think those for whom the only issue that really matters is the definition of marriage, I won’t get their support. I accept that as reality. On the other hand, for those to whom it’s not the central issue in their life, if they care about job creation, if they care about national security, if they care about a better future for the country at large, then I think I’ll get their support.”
Q: So what if it is the biggest issue?
Gingrich: Then I won’t get their support.
Q: How do we engage if you’re elected. Then what, what does that mean?
Gingrich: Well then you engage in every topic except that.
Q: Except it’s most important (some crosstalk).
Gingrich: Well, if that’s most important to you then you should be for Obama.
Q: I am, thank you
Now, personally, I’m fine with what Newt said. I’m not talking about my agreeing or disagreeing with his stance on gay marriage. I’m talking about his standing his ground and telling the gay Democrat Obama supporter the same thing he tells his own lesbian sister. That’s unusual for a politician to tell someone “go vote for the other guy.”
But, apparently, that’s not what a candidate is supposed to do. A candidate is supposed to pander to all the little piss-ants and ass-clowns that crash a campaign event and come up to him. The candidate is supposed to say whatever it takes to make them happy — even if the clown is going to vote for the other candidate anyway.
Newt Gingrich isn’t doing that. And I like that about him. But, of course, standing firm and not backing down for what you believe is a bad thing, to hear the media, Democrats (but I repeat myself), and most other Republicans and their supporters talk. Except Ron Paul supporters. They like that their candidate has been consistent for years. They don’t like it when Newt Gingrich is consistent. It shows how much he’s part of the establishment … though all of the Washington establishment has come out against Gingrich.
Wait. We’re looking for someone who the Washington establishment doesn’t like? Yet someone who knows how Washington politics works? And someone who can balance a budget? And someone who, when he makes a mistake, can admit it? Even big mistakes?
I better stop now. I’m finding that I’m liking Gingrich more and more. And I don’t think I’m supposed to.
Who is our enemy? Well, it’s not the Taliban. That’s the word from Joseph R. Biden — or is it Yosef ar Biden?
Air Force Two’s Prime Cargo declared in an interview with Newsweek that the Taliban isn’t our enemy:
There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests.
Naturally, the White House issued a clarification. Oh, it seems they stood by Biden’s statements.
So, the Taliban isn’t our enemy. Then, who is?
Looking at the actions of the Obama administration, here are the likely candidates:
Be on guard. Report any of these people you see. It’s your duty.
Gingrich is currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, and, given Obama’s current approval rating, could very well be our next president.
I’ve put together a list of history books Newt Gingrich should read — some history, some historical fiction, but all worthy of consideration.
The last thing we need is an uninformed person trying to play president. It happened before. Remember the 2008 election? We don’t want to go through that again.
What’s the greatest threat facing America today?
Not the country, the bird. And not just the bird, but the dead bird.
The Department of Homeland Security tweeted on Monday how dangerous it can be to fry a turkey.
And, in case you thought that someone left their computer unlocked and somebody tweeted it as a joke, they also put up a blog post about it.
The Department of Homeland Security, that great arm of Big Brother, knows that Islamic terrorists aren’t so much of a threat. Sure, they want to kill us, but that’s our fault. Just ask Ron Paul.
After flirting with the idea that right wingers were a threat — not because of things they’ve done, but because there’s the possibility that some right-winger might do something… Left-wing violence was never an issue. Sure, they’ve been shooting Congresswomen and crashing planes into buildings and raping hippies, but that’s actual violence. The real threat has always been potential violence. Since the left has actual violence, and the right has potential violence, the right must be a bigger threat.
As DHS has so kindly informed us, the real threat is dead turkeys. They’re evil. So evil, that after they’re dead and frozen, they’ll still try to burn down your house.
So, as we approach Thanksgiving, be thankful that we have a government department that wants to protect us from turkeys.
Now, if we can only find someone to protect us from the turkeys at DHS.
Have you seen the new ad from the Herman Cain campaign?
ABC takes the opportunity to run down a list of Cain campaign staff with “interesting” backgrounds.
The Atlantic asks, “For real?”
Rather than go on, let me sum up the reaction: the ad generated a lot of criticism from people who already didn’t like Herman Cain.
I’m not a smoker, so it didn’t particularly appeal to me. But smokers don’t like being criticized, just like everybody else.
Obama smokes, but hides it. Cain’s campaign manager smokes, and posts it on YouTube.
I’m wondering how this is going to play out.
I haven’t followed much of the whole Occupy Wall Street thing for a few reasons. First, unless it’s well-financed by lots of money, it’ll go away soon. Next, it’s up in New York, and that kind of stuff won’t happen around here.
Only, now, there’s an Occupy Atlanta group. Which is a little closer to home.
Now, lots of people confuse Atlanta with Georgia. Atlanta is in Georgia, but Atlanta isn’t Georgia. (Don’t make me spend a bunch of time explaining the difference; it’ll end up with you acknowledging I’m right and a lot of time wasted. Or, you could just accept what I say save yourself a lot of time and aggravation. Agreed? Good.)
The geography involved with protests being in Atlanta makes the whole protest thing suddenly relevant to people who live or work in Georgia.
Nobody really knows what they’re protesting. Maybe the Braves’ end-of-season collapse, I don’t know. Best I can tell, they saw some protests on the television and said, “Hey, we can do that!” And so they are doing that.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has decided that they’re protesting “corporate greed and the war in Afghanistan,” although it couldn’t find anyone to actually say that. They did find a fellow from Copwatch, an anti-police group, who’s not sure why they’re there, either.
Just like a pile of manure attracts flies, the Occupy Atlanta protests have attracted flies like John Lewis.
The whole left likes to make out like he’s some civil rights hero or something. He’s not. He was a media whore then, and he’s a media whore now. And, in case you forgot, he’s the little liar who made false claims that TEA Party protesters hurled racial epithets at him. They didn’t.
So there are the players: a protest group that doesn’t know what they’re protesting about and a long-time left-wing protester who got himself elected to Congress a while back.
Lewis showed up at the Occupy Atlanta the other day, wanting to show his supporte for their protests about … whatever the hell it is they’re protesting. And, he wanted to address the group. They told him “no.”
Who do you root for in this one? John Lewis, who’s way past his 15 minutes? Or Occupy Atlanta, which has camped out in Woodruff Park (where Atlanta’s homeless-away-from-home reside).
I’m sort of amused by all this. Media Whore vs Media Whore. I just wish they were a little further way.
In case you weren’t aware, Barack Obama is teh awesomest person in the whole wide world. Just ask him. Or Nancy Pelosi.
The former Speaker of the House and current Minority Leader who represents Planet San Francisco, told The Weekly Standard that, without Obama’s 2009 Stimulus, we’d be in worse shape than we are now:
“Without the Recovery Act and accompanying federal interventions, whether from the Fed, or Cash for Clunkers, or other initiatives, the unemployment rate last year at the time of the election would have been fourteen and a half percent, not nine and a half percent,” said Minority Leader Pelosi.
You see? You see? The Stimulus was a good thing. Crazy Aunt Nancy said so.
I wonder why she stopped there, though. Because there must have been more that the Obama Stimulus did. Because Obama and the Democrats are so awesome you know.
We did some digging, and found out that, not only did the Obama Stimulus save 8.3 million imaginary jobs, it did a bunch of other things, too.
There are so many wonderful things the stimulus has done, we need a new one every month.
ESPN pulled the standard Hank Williams, Jr. opening from Monday Night Football after some comments the singer made on Fox and Friends:
In an interview Monday morning on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” Williams, unprompted, said of Obama’s outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: “It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.”
I, for one, applaude the decision by ESPN.
Comparing the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, to Adolf Hitler was a horrible thing for Williams to do.
Then, comparing Obama to Benjamin Netanyahu? Our Israeli friend deserves better.
Disclosure: I have financially contributed to the Herman Cain campaign.
There’s a minor kerfuffle going on about something that Herman Cain said. It’s widely reported that he said he couldn’t support Rick Perry as the Republican nominee:
[Edited: The previous video no longer allows embedding. So, here is the original excerpt from CNN. The quote begins immediately after the commercial.]
Yep. That’s what he said. And that bothers me.
You see, I’ve been going on and on about how, no matter who the GOP nominee is, we need to support him. And some of you get your panties all in a wad about that.
“I’m not ever going to support Mitt Romney!”
“I won’t vote for Rick Perry!”
“If Sarah Palin isn’t the nominee, I’m not voting!”
“If Sarah Palin is the nominee, I’m not voting!”
“Ron Paul is nuts!”
Okay, that last one is okay. But still, nuts as he is, he’d a darn sight better than Barack Obama. But some of you are saying you won’t support this guy or that girl. Well, now Herman Cain sounds a lot like some of you people. Maybe he’s pandering to the panties-in-a-wad crowd.
I don’t care for that. I suspect Cain will backtrack, and soon. He’ll come up with some statement that sounds like some crafted statement talking about how we can disagree about important issues, but still have the same overriding goal: defeat Barack Obama and return competence to the White House.
But what should he say? Or, better, what should he have said to Wolf Blitzer’s question, “Could you support Rick Perry if he were the nominee?”
What do you think Herman Cain should have said?
Don’t you hate it when all is said and done, someone says something or does something anyway?
The Troy Davis case is like that. And it’s my turn. Again.
But, honestly, I think Frank has had his fill of this case, unless I read his Twitter posts incorrectly.
And maybe you have too. But, if not, I did post at my little blog.
I think Frank wants more teh funneh here. Let me see if I have anything from 1960s television to entertain you. More about that in a day or two.
Now watch the left get their panties in a wad. Because Sarah Palin polls at 44% in a matchup with Barack Obama. That’s according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
What does the new poll mean?
Depends on who you ask.
If you ask me — you did ask me, didn’t you? — it means that almost as many people hate Barack Obama as hate Sarah Palin. Now, I can’t tell you why they hate Sarah Palin. They can’t either. Ask them, and they go, “Palin!!! Arrggghhh!! She’s … (spit) … (slobber) … (mumble) … and Dan Quayle in a skirt!” Or something like that.
They’ve been programmed to hate her. So they do.
What else it means is that the programming isn’t taking. Remember all that “Bush is evil” programming that people were spewing a while back. It’s calmed down among most. Oh, sure, some still blame Bush for the economy, 9/11, and Pearl Harbor. Because stupid people have a way of living way too long and not shutting the hell up. But the “Gosh, I sure miss George Bush” sentiment is growing.
Palin is no Bush, but …
Palin is no George W. Bush, but the “Hate Palin” programming is starting to wear off. Like in Dollhouse, where Echo didn’t respond to imprints and wipes like they expected. Voters are turning Echo.
The poll also means that the left-wing media is about to go all out assailing Sarah Palin as … well, whatever it is they’ve been told to say about her now.
And here’s what it all means: while they’re attacking Palin, they aren’t quite as focused on Perry or Romney or Bachmann or Cain or whoever else is supposed to be in the crosshairs.
And that’s a good thing.
Once again, we must say it. Come on. Say it with me. “Thank you, Sarah Palin.”
(If you’re looking for teh funneh, Frank will be around later.)
There’s an execution scheduled in Georgia tonight. Georgia’s certainly no Texas when it comes to meting out final justice, in speed or in volume. Georgia will keep the undertaker from going out of business, though.
Tonight (as of this writing) one more deserving character walks the last mile at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center. His name is Troy Davis, and he’s to die for the murder of a Savannah policeman.
I remember the case, because, in 1989, I was living near Savannah. I grew up in southeast Georgia, and Savannah is where we got most of the news. The Savannah Morning News was the daily paper. When we watched local TV, the closest was Savannah television. And, when we listened to the radio, outside of the local stations (in the same county), almost every other station was a Savannah station.
So, when Troy Davis shot and killed Mark MacPhail, I heard about it. And, when he was tried and convicted in the summer of 1991, I heard about it.
Seems simple, doesn’t it. Young man, high school dropout (did get his GED, though), poor job attendance record, with a criminal record shoots and kills an off-duty policeman who was working security at a fast-food restaurant.
Here’s where it gets … interesting. Davis is black. MacPhail was white.
So, now you have the NAACP, Al Sharpton, and others protesting the upcoming execution. You have PBS talking about the case in a discussion on how race plays a role in death penalty cases. You have the Christian Science Monitor talking about “the impact of race on a jury in the Deep South.”
None of these geniuses bother to consider that, of the 12 members of the jury that convicted Davis, 7 were black. That’s right, a jury that’s 58% black from a city that’s 57% black convicted a black man. And the usual suspects are screaming race discrimination.
Why? Because MacPhail was white. Had be been black, like the other man Davis shot that night (but who survived) you wouldn’t hear about any of this.
So, yes, it’s racial. Only not like they’re making it out to be.
Assuming all goes well, and the state carries out the execution tonight, should we be happy?
But not to celebrate a man’s death, though Davis certainly deserves to die. No, we should celebrate that, despite people using race as a battering ram, justice was done. It will have taken entirely too long, but that’s because certain people like to promote their cause, even when it’s without cause.
|Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D IL-9|
I know. Some of you get up in the morning, dress, grab a quick bite or maybe a cup of coffee, and head to work.
Or, perhaps, you work odd hours. Sometimes long days.
Maybe you work a second job to help make ends meet.
I’ve done all of those things. Perhaps you have too, or still are.
But, whatever the circumstances, you work to earn your pay.
Only, you don’t deserve it. Really. Check with Jan Schakowsky, the Democrat who represents Illinois’ 9th district, who was speaking on WLS Radio:
I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of it and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together.
Now, don’t you feel ashamed of yourself? Thinking that the money you earned is yours. Or that you deserve it.
Thank goodness we have Democrats to set us straight.
With all the talk (and it’s mostly talk) about Obama’s Job Bill, it seems we’re forgetting about the current jobs program that’s underway: the TSA.
While the Transportation Security Administration was created under a law signed by President George W. Bush, it has really taken off with Obama’s flunkies in charge.
I won’t go into great detail why the TSA was a bad idea to begin — does anyone really think anyone could have hijacked a planeload of Americans after 9/11? — I will say that if it’s possible to make a bad idea worse, a Democrat can do it. And a liberal Democrat can up the ante. And when you get moonbat crazy Democrats like Obama, Holder, and Napolitano overseeing things, you’re going to find out what government overreach really is.
And they’re reaching for your crotch. And boobies. And your kids.
Well, now, the TSA has decided it won’t fondle your children. Not as much, anyway:
Children 12 years old and younger soon will no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Tuesday. The policy also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a pat-down that involves touching private areas on the body.
Those heading into puberty are still up for groping.
What this means is the TSA won’t be the prefect job for child molesters.
We’re going to have to wait until they pass the Obama Jobs Bill to see what new opportunity child molesters will have.
Forget the economy. Forget the, what is it now, 4 wars? Or 5 wars? Forget about the high level of unemployment. Forget the high level of taxes.
Some people want to know about the things that are really important. Like if William Shakespeare was a stoner.
But really, all you have to do is look at his body of work, compared to the work others, and determine if this is a fool’s errand.
Compare this passage:
To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, No more.
To this passage:
Dave’s not here.
Okay, let’s compare Shakespeare’s work to something more recent than Cheech and Chong. Like this:
We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Hope and Change!
Which of these were more likely to have been written … or repeated … by a stoner?
Which is more likely to have been written by a stoner? This:
Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heal’d by the same means, warm’d and cool’d by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, do we not revenge?
I don’t think it’s Shakespeare they need to be testing.
A monkey from Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center is missing. They don’t know where it is. Some think it could be hiding in the research facility, or on the facility property. Others think it could be running wild in Lawrenceville, Georgia. But nobody knows.
It could be that it’s found a job and won’t be returning.
I know what you’re thinking: everybody that voted for Obama is a moron. And you’d be right. But about the missing monkey from Emory, you might also be thinking “What kind of job could a monkey do?”
Well, there are plenty of jobs that a monkey could do. Or do as well as those doing the jobs today. Such as:
What else could the missing monkey be doing?
Did you hear? We got new elements! Numbers 114 and 116.
If you have a collection of elements — and who doesn’t — you need to update it.
In contrast to more familiar elements like carbon, gold and tin, the new ones are short-lived. Atoms of 114 disintegrate within a few seconds, while 116 disappears in just a fraction of a second, Moody said.
Both elements were discovered by a collaboration of scientists from Livermore and Russia. They made them by smashing calcium ions into atoms of plutonium or another element, curium. The official recognition, announced last week, cites experiments done in 2004 and 2006.
That might seem odd, that experiments were conducted 5-7 years ago and they’ve just now made them official. And they still don’t have names.
But, think about it: Barack Obama was born in 1961 and it took 50 years for anyone to find a birth certificate. So those new elements are actually ahead of the game.
So, what should we call these elements?
Number 114 is in the carbon group, which includes carbon (of course), silicon, germanium, tin, and lead. It’s been called “ununquadium,” which is a silly name. It sounds like something they made up for Star Trek — the Voyager Star Trek, not the real Star Trek.
Number 116 is a chalcogen, along with oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and polonium. It’s been called ununhexium, which is like 7-Up, the Uncola, only with hexium instead of cola and twice the un.
They are some proposed names for these elements:
The discoverers at Dubna, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, in Russia have proposed the name flerovium for 114, after Soviet element-finder Georgy Flyorov, and moscovium for 116, after Russia’s Moscow region.
If Ronald Reagan was president, we wouldn’t put up with naming elements for a bunch of Ruskies. There were 3 elements discovered during Reagan’s time in office — Bohrium, Meitnerium, and Hassium — none named for Russians. Dubnium (105), discovered in 1970, was named for a Russian town, but that wasn’t made official when Clinton was in the White House.
We need to come up with some good names for these new elements. Like what? Like these:
While these might be cool names, you may have some better ideas. Let’s here them.