Saturday, February 21, 2009

How not to be self-aware

Via Thers over at firedoglake comes news of this loony site
 The Other White People
This is a blogsite run by Mary Grabar, who does not apologize for being white, who believes that "hope" and "change" come not from some academic, politician, or celebrity, but from within with the help of God, and that Western civilization is the best civilization. All who hold such values are welcome to participate in this forum. You don't have to be white. The only ones not welcome are supremacists of any kind, white, black, or other.

Someone please explain to me how the fuck saying that "Western civilization is the best civilization" isn't fairly equivalent to being a white supremacist.

And while I am in the naming and shaming business. How hard up does Denise Lukas at Academus Design have to be in order that she thinks that this is a good thing to have in her fucking portfolio

Colour me astonished on this one.

LA Times Joins the Birther Loonies

Via Lawyers, Guns and Money comes this piece of weirdness.
Alan Keyes stokes Obama birth certificate controversy | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times
The controversy over the validity of Barack Obama's birth certificate is back on a burner with firebrand conservative Alan Keyes making serious new charges.

In a video (see below) released Friday, Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois that launched the new president's national political career, calls Obama a communist and usurper and says he refuses to acknowledge the validity of Obama's inauguration over lingering questions in the minds of many conspiracists about the 44th president's birthplace.

The U.S. Constitution requires any president be born an American citizen.

In June, the Obama campaign released to The Ticket a copy of the then-senator's Hawaiian birth certificate (see the jump below and also here). But stubbornly persistent critics demand to see the original, which the state has refused to provide, citing personal privacy reasons.

The mind reels at the level of stupidity that went into that post.

Instant Movie Review: FreezeFrame

Just watched this little Irish movie. No bigname actors that i recognized although there was a fellow that was in either the Prime Suspect or MI-5 series. Not sure which and I am too lazy to google it.

The basic premise is that a man was accused (perhaps wrongly) of a gruesome murder 10 years ago and due to a prosecution fuckup he was released. Since then he has had himself under 24/7/52 self surveillance.

The plot follows him as he is accused of another murder and he has to face some of the same police officers involved in the original investigation as well as the inevitable media attention.

It isn't a classic but it is a reasonable way to spend an hour and a half and while I will not tell the ending, I will say that I did not see it coming.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Obnoxious Comic Of the day

State of the Union
After the stimulus monkey and now this ... the next 4 years are going to be fucking fabulous for the racist idiots (yeah I know that I am being redundant there).

And yes, I only get this comic delivered so that it gets my blood pumping first thing in the morning.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How to make me cry

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Devastating
This is probably the most heartbreaking commercial I have ever seen:

Can't disagree with John one bit.