Where things will go your way...or they won't

Friday, January 30, 2009

not so deep thought

How exactly is the security of Isreal a concern of the United States?  What vital interest is served by our support? Just sayin'.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

the party of do nothing

I hope the leaders of the rump republic party take Malkin's advice.

Since when did it become the Republican Party's top priority to "get things done"? It was as annoying a campaign platitude when John McCain adopted it as it is now coming from Obama's lips.(h/t instaputz)

Please fellas listen to her. She knows what she is taliking about, remeber it was her ilk that turned y'all into a five state party.  So feel free to continue to follow the advice of morons and their corny ass followers.  Watching the wingnuts eat themselves for the next couple of deceades is going to be fun.

Monday, January 26, 2009

he won

Just ask him.  Oh yeah he also tells Rush, "Bite me."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

bcs declares germany winner of WWII

A friend of mine posted this on the myspace and I thought it was hilarious and would like to share with ya'll.

After​ deter​minin​g anoth​er year of champ​ionsh​ip game parti​cipan​ts,​ the
BCS compu​ters were put to work on other​ major​ conte​sts and today​ the BCS
decla​red Germa​ny to be the winne​r of World​ War II. 

"​Germa​ny put toget​her an incre​dible​ numbe​r of victo​ries begin​ning with
the annex​ation​ of Austr​ia and the Sudet​enlan​d and conti​nuing​ on into
confe​rence​ play with defea​ts of Polan​d,​ Franc​e,​ Norwa​y,​ Swede​n,​ Denma​rk,​
Belgi​um and the Nethe​rland​s.​ Their​ only losse​s came again​st the US and
Russi​a;​ howev​er consi​derin​g their​ entir​e body of work-​-​inclu​ding an
incre​dibly​ tough​ Stren​gth of Sched​ule-​-​our compu​ters deeme​d them worth​y
of the #1 ranki​ng.​" 

Quest​ioned​ about​ the #4 ranki​ng of the Unite​d State​s the BCS
commi​ssion​er state​d "The US only had two major​ victo​ries-​-​Japan​ and
Germa​ny.​ The compu​ter model​s,​ unlik​e human​s,​ aren'​t influ​enced​ by
head-​to-​head conte​sts-​-​they consi​der each conte​st to be only a singl​e,​
equal​ly-​weigh​ted event​.​" 

Germa​n Chanc​ellor​ Adolp​h Hitle​r said "​Yes,​ we lost to the US; but we
defea​ted #2 ranke​d Franc​e in only 6 weeks​.​" Herr Hitle​r has been
criti​cized​ for seeki​ng drama​tic victo​ries to earn '​style​ point​s'​ to
enhan​ce Germa​ny'​s ranki​ngs.​ Hitle​r prote​sted "Our conte​st with Polan​d
was in doubt​ until​ the final​ day and the condi​tions​ in Norwa​y were
incre​dibly​ chall​engin​g and deman​ded the appli​catio​n of addit​ional​

The Frenc​h ranki​ng has also come under​ scrut​iny.​ The BCS comme​nted "
Franc​e had a singl​e loss again​st Germa​ny and follo​wing a prese​ason #1
ranki​ng they only fell to #2." 
Japan​ was ranke​d #3 with victo​ries inclu​ding Manch​uria,​ Borne​o and the

Monday, January 19, 2009

more advice from west wing for Obama

You go Bruno!

Be proud liberals.

they'll like us when we win

Good advice for Obama.  The title says it all,"Obama should act like he won."

nobody could have predicted

That Al-Queda's war on modernity would lead to the Black  Bubonic Plague.  (It wouldn't be right to use the B-word on MLK day would it?)  The microbes are on our side bitches! Be careful what you wish for when you hope to return to the 7th century.  Suck on this terrorism!!!

'nuff said

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

appropriate of nothing

"I didn't hear no bell."  Rocky V clip for BBA.

Don't say I didn't warn you

Even the techies are smart enough to be afraid.

Blind optimists like to imagine AI popping into existence completely functional, reasonable, human-like, and ready to help out around the household, chatting up little Tommy just like any member of the family. If the first AIs are not like this, and are instead monomaniacal day traders, then they presume that such AIs will be kept in check until the day that Rosie the Robot Maid is online and ready to go. However, it needn’t be the case. Like the supercomputer in Colossus: the Forbin Project, the monomaniacal day trader might find itself thinking so far outside the box that it decides to take control of the entire stock exchange, or even the world economy, and manipulate it precisely to maximize its personal utility, meatbags be damned. 

That's right meatbags, this is your robot future.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rickey B Rickey in the HOF

Blago's balls

Maybe we should get Harry Reid a pair.

Thank you President Olmert

I guess that should be his title since he gets to decide what American foriegn policy is and how we should vote in the U.N.

In an unusually public rebuke, Prime MinisterEhud Olmert of Israel said Monday that Secretary of StateCondoleezza Rice had been forced to abstain from a United Nationsresolution on Gaza that she helped draft, after Mr. Olmert placed a phone call to President Bush.

“I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone,’ ” Mr. Olmert said in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, according to The Associated Press. “They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn’t care: ‘I need to talk to him now,’ ” Mr. Olmert continued. “He got off the podium and spoke to me.”

Imagine for a minute a Democratic President got out from behind a podium and take orders from the President of France.  Me thinks the wingnuts would be losing there minds.  But as John Cole says, "Crickets."

Monday, January 12, 2009

I am not aware of all internet traditions

Apparently the trio of Matt Yglesias, Ezra Kline, and Spencer Ackerman (all of whom I read but have been neglectful of adding Attackerman to the blogroll.  This will be corrected.) have been dubbed the Juicebox Mafia by the pro Israeli blogosphere.  
Of course they had the audacity to suggest that the current Isreali attack in Gaza was disproportional and perhaps ill-advised.  Since they are Jewish they cannot be condemned as anti-semites, ( I will avoid this tag simply due to the fact that no one reads my blog) so they will be ridiculed by the Very Serious People as children who cannot possibly understand the world.  
Because it is obvious to anyone watching that the only response to random, annoying, and potentially deadly rocket attacks is airstrikes that kill not only the intended target but also many innocents.  because throughout history this strategy has worked.  See The First Jewish-Roman War,  which after a Jewish revolt Rome burned the Temple to the ground and enslaved many Jewish people.  But they made a slight error and let Jewish people continue to reside in Judea.  A mistake they rectified after the second rebellion which lead to the Diaspora, or expulsion of the Jewish people from Palestine.  Obviously, in this analogy Rome is Israel and The Jewish people are the Palestinians.  
Personally, I find this bit by a guest blogger, Eyal Press,on Ta-Nehisis's blog to be instructive.

Many years ago, the Israeli scholar Yehuda Elkana published an essay in which he noted that there were two lessons one could draw from the horrors he'd witnessed as a boy at Auschwitz.  The first was "this must never happen again."  The second was "this must never happen to us again."  Of the two, wrote Elkana, a member of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace-International, a network of scholars committed to ending the occupation and promoting a just settlement of the conflict, "I have always held to the former and seen the latter as catastrophic." 

Just to prove my non-anti-semite cred I will unveil my Mid-East Peace plan for all three of my faithful readers.
Step One-  Allow people of Jewish ancestry move to the United States.
That about covers it.

Update:  Couldn't they have called them the "Jewcebox Mafia?"  Just wondering.  Seems funnier.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

top gun is teh gay

This rant cracks me up.

bcs non championship game

Rick Reilly take it away...

Some gifts people give are pointless: Styling mousse to Dick Vitale. An all-you-can-eat card to Kate Moss. The BCS Championship given to Oklahoma or Florida.  It means nothing because the BCS has no credibility. Florida? Oklahoma? Who cares? Utah is the national champion.

Reilly blames the greed of the BCS conferences.  But I think that the brothers at NOIS have the real answer.

Yes, Utah deserves to be National Champion.
No, greed and conspiracy to exclude non-
BCS teams from the pot of gold is NOT why they aren't in the title game.
Clearly, the painstakingly obvious reason must have been beyond the sleepy eyed view of the lethargic minded Reilly.
Utah has a Negro QB.

And we will let Reilly take us out(celbratory background music)

Until all these people do the right thing, I'll be celebrating with the true national champions — the undefeated, untied Utah Utes. (Our new slogan: Utahk about a team!)

Lemonades for everybody!