Friday, May 05, 2006

Variations on a theme

Go to Google, type "a**hole" (well, not that exactly, but you know what I'm saying) into the search bar, and click "I'm feeling lucky".

Listen somewhere free of younguns.

Who said what?

I occasionally listen to Sean Hannity's radio show when I'm in the kitchen because it is so train-wreck bad that it's funny. The other night, Sean had a guest on who was just ripping this stupid little man's position on our disastrous present war and soon to be disastrous future war up one way and down the other. He noted that:

1) the Iraqi war was unlawful as war with Iran would be,
2) for all his hyperbole, Iranian President Ahmadinejad is a) not a policy maker and b) not insane,
3) Israel is quite well prepared to defend itself, thank you,
4) the Iranians are rational, and know that the microwave would immediately be set on "High" if even a hint of radiation was found out of place,
5) Crazy? We stared down Stalin for a generation and he was a nuclear-armed sociopath leading the world's larget country. We live with Stalin and you're afraid of a couple third-rate Middle eastern countries?
6) Iran has attacked NO ONE, and is a much larger, wealthier and more populous country than Iraq,

and the clincher was

7) "we can't go to war every time you're afraid, Sean."

The guest:


Thursday, May 04, 2006

Oliver Wendell Bush

One certainly doesn't have to be a lawyer to be president, but a basic working familiarity with our legal system should be a prerequisite for the office.

Check out this pearl of legal wisdom:

"The jury convicted him [Zacarias Moussaoui] to life in prison."

Excuse me, but..NO!!

Convict (verb) "To find or prove (someone) guilty of an offense or crime, especially by the verdict of a court."

Juries don't "convict" someone to a particular sentence. He entered a guilty plea, and according to the definition above, was already "guilty." The trial then moved to the penalty phase, which is totally separate from the "conviction." Geez, this is "Law and Order"-level stuff.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Retard America

Chicago Tribune

American youth have no direction home or abroad

A five-year, multimedia campaign called My Wonderful World aims to reach children ages 8 to 17. The goal is to motivate parents and educators to expand geographic offerings in school, at home and in their communities. They will have their task cut out for them, judging by the results of the survey of 510 people interviewed in December and January. It found 33 percent of respondents couldn't pinpoint Louisiana on a map and 48 percent were unable to locate Mississippi. But Southerners shouldn't feel unappreciated. Half of respondents could not find New York either.

Joining the geographic education campaign will be 4H, the American Federation of Teachers, Asia Society, Association of American Geographers, National Basketball Association, National Council of La Raza, National PTA, Smithsonian Institution and others.

"Geography exposes children and adults to diverse cultures, different ideas and the exchange of knowledge from around the world," said Anna Marie Weselak, president of the National PTA. "This campaign will help make sure our children get their geography so they can become familiar with other cultures during their school years and move comfortably and confidently in a global economy as adults."

Lost Generation

The National Geographic-Roper Public Affairs geography survey of young adult Americans found:

Only 37 percent could identify Iraq on a map of the Middle East. (As Tribune readers surely know, it's the country highlighted above.)

Only 12 percent could locate Afghanistan on a map of Asia.

One of the few bright spots was that 69 percent could identify China [Editor's Note--This is a BRIGHT SPOT? It's ****ing CHINA!!!!] on a map. But on another aspect of China, they did far worse. In a multiple-choice quiz, only 18 percent answered correctly that Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken native language in the world. Most people-74 percent-thought it was English.

While the outsourcing of jobs to India has been a major U.S. business story, 47 percent could not find the Indian subcontinent on a map of Asia. When given a list of four countries (Indonesia, India, Armenia and South Africa) and asked which one was majority Muslim, only 25 percent said correctly that it was Indonesia. Nearly half (48 percent) answered India, which is only 13 percent Muslim.

While Israeli-Palestinian strife has been in the news for the entire lives of the respondents, 75 percent were unable to locate Israel on a map of the Middle East.
Six in 10 did not know that the border between North and South Korea is the most heavily fortified in the world. Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border was between the United States and Mexico.

Two-thirds didn't know that the earthquake that killed 70,000 people in October 2005 occurred in Pakistan.

      Tuesday, May 02, 2006

      Don't make me come back there.....

      Don't make me turn this car around..

      Iran threatened on Tuesday to attack Israel in response to any "evil" act by the United States and said it had enriched uranium to a level close to the maximum compatible with civilian use in power stations.

      Kids, kids...stop it!

      Monday, May 01, 2006

      Congressman denies drinking...........right

      From Talking Points Memo:

      Rep. John Sweeney (you remember him from the Republican PAAARTY! PAAARTY!) now says that he "wasn't drunk and wasn't even drinking"


      Honestly, hon, I came straight home..

      Officer, I just had a couple...

      Never touch the stuff...

      You know, it was a work thing...


      The word of the day

      Hypocrisy (noun: hy·poc·ri·sy) The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

      Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up. What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we’re not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too.”

      Happy MAD

      Happy Mission Accomplished Day...


      Department of Defense
      The Pentagon is pleased to announce the code names for our upcoming invasion of Iran. The campaign will be conducted in two phases, beginning with targeted air strikes known as
      and a follow-up phase of ground troop occupation known as
      Thank You