Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Analogy of the day

From Group News Blog comes this news of who is taking telco money
This is taking money to screw America. Absolutely No Question. This money was left on and removed from the nightstand.
I guess that I shouldn't be surprised anymore. I knew that Steny and Rahm were corporate whores but I am kind of disappointed in Pelosi.

The President as Humourist

From HuffPo
First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that -- in which there's a lot of Philippine-Americans. They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the -- of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House. (Laughter.)


PRESIDENT BUSH: And the chef is a great person and a really good cook, by the way, Madam President.

You just know that President Arroyo went back to the hotel, flipped on the computer and bought one of these.

Meanwhile at NoQuarter

Comes this bit of brilliance
Why would Ann Dunham, at age 18, travel from Honolulu to Mercer Island (outside of Seattle) with a newborn infant for a “brief” visit?

What were the logistics of a Honolulu-Seattle round trip in 1961: how long was the flight, and how much would the trip have cost?

Were there any restrictions in 1961 about flying with newborn babies?

Did Dunham travel alone with “Barry” (the name Blake used) or was she accompanied by Barack Sr., her mother, or others?

Is it possible that Dunham actually delivered Barry someplace close to Mercer Island — either in the US or Canada — and she popped in to visit Ms. Blake on her way back to Hawaii?
I figured that it was impossible to become more amazed at these fools but I was wrong.

My personal favorite part of the story though is the list at the bottom of "My previous posts in the Birth Certificate series, in reverse chronological order:" There are now 6 of them by this one writer alone [Texas Darlin]. Now that isnt really a lot .. until you realize that she has written a total of 35 pieces for NoQuarter and 19 (by my count) are explicitly anti-Obama rants rather than Pro-Hillary pieces. And every one of the rants is every bit as content free as this one was.

It is rather sad that someone that is supposedly a Democrat spends most of her time tearing into the presumptive nominee simply because her feelings are hurt over her preferred candidate losing. My preferred candidate was John Edwards. I think that he was the best hope for this country to get a true national health care plan. I think that he was the best hope for this country to return to the rule of law after the last 7 years of the rule of a man-child. But you didn't see me taking my ball and going home because he didn't win.

I think that the folks at NoQuarter should grow the fuck up and stop acting like 5 year olds. Obama won and he will be a perfectly fine president. I do not think he will be a great president, although he could surprise me because he has the skills, I am just not sure if he has the will. I do know that McCain would be a disaster and anyone that enables that happening is, in my view, someone that is putting their hurt feelings above the good of their country and there is a word for people like that. Stupid.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dumb Blog Comment of the day

From Roger Kimballs spot comes this gem ...
I was raised on the NYT and even subscribed by mail for many years after we left the NYC area. It always had a left wing bent (guarantee, if it had anuthing to do with the losers in the Spanish Civil War, the NYT had it on the front page, centered on the lower edge).

A reminder that the winners in the Spanish Civil War were the Fascists...Yeah, I want to get on board THAT train.

George Carlin - RIP

via Washington Post
Enjoy this in his memory

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Good enough for John Amato

and it is good enough for me ... Radiohead


I recently went to amsterdam on vacation and just in case anyone is interested .. here is a rough and ready slideshow.
The pics are unannotated at present and there are some pretty crappy pics in there but I just wanted to get them up there before I forgot.