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

Thursday, February 26, 2009

not so deep thought

Maybe for lent this year the Catholic Church could give up Holocaust denial?  Just sayin.

Update: I guess not.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

joys of the drug war: Arizona edition

The violence from Mexico is creeping into the states.  Money Quote:

“They send us drugs and people, and we send them guns and cash,” Mr. Paton said in an interview.
Next stop....

Monday, February 23, 2009

some advice for the republic party

"Never go full retard."

I don't think they're listening.

Update: Speaking of full retard, here is Alan Keyes losing his mind.  As Ta-Nehisi says Keyes is a "sad, sick human being."

mickey rourke is awesome

I didn't watch the oscars but the independent spirit awards look like they were way better.  Here is Mickey Rourke accepting the best actor award.  

I have always liked Rourke so it is nice to see him do well. I guess I should also see the wrester.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Jazz owner dead

Larry H. Miller died.

and you laughed at me

The robot menace is creeping into reality.

its funny

because its true.

please don't

do this.

"I said it before and I’ll say it again - fence off Utah, put all the fundies in there, and let them stone all the sinners they want. "

I understand the desire but certainly the fundies would be happier in Alabama.

dream team

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease let this be the Republican ticket in 2012!!!!1!!??!!!

Update: In case you didn't know, Santelli is this idiot.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

goodbye Shea, Hello baseball

The final peice of Shea Stadium is gone.  Spring training starts this weekend.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

bristol, smarter than her mom

Bristol Palin says abstinence "not realistic."  Which explains why it is such a big part of the rump republic party's platform.

Friday, February 13, 2009

they lie

More Republic party nonsense.

the joys of the drug war: unsafe edition

Kathleen Parker makes the case that TWOD actually makes us less safe.  

Indeed, they do. In our peculiar obsession to track down the Willie Nelsons, the Rush Limbaughs and now the Michael Phelpses of society -- nonviolent, victimless imbibers of drugs -- we've actually made society less safe. That's the conclusion of 10,000 cops, prosecutors, judges and others who make up the membership of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

Howard Wooldridge, LEAP's Washington representative, is a former cop and detective who lectures civic clubs and congressional staffers on the futility of drug laws that reduce public safety by wasting time and money. He points to child pornography as just one example.

As of last April, he says, law enforcement had identified 623,000 computers containing child pornography, including downloadable video of child rape. Only a fraction of those have been pursued with search warrants, thanks to limited resources and staff shortages. What's worse, Wooldridge says, is that three times out of five a search warrant also produces a child victim on the premises.

Another example: Last year, Human Rights Watch reported that as many as 400,000 rape kits containing evidence were sitting unopened in criminal labs and storage facilities. Between the Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. County sheriff's office, nearly 12,000 kits were unopened, according to an NPR report in December.

The sad thing about this is that it should be common sense that locking up more than three quarter of a million people for smoking weed(in 2007) is absurd.  But Jeebus hates drugs, so off we go.

(I will spend the rest of the day perusing the bible to find the exact jeebus qoute on that.)

Update:  100 years of drug war. Weeeeeee!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

nobody could have predicted...

That after successful negotiations for a stimulus bill that Karl "Republicans have a permanent majority" Rove would say that it is good for the rump republic party.  Isn't everything?

Happy Darwin Day

The NYT has a good piece about old uncle Chuck.  Why aren't there more holidays that celebrate non-politicians?  Certainly thinkers such as Darwin have had a much greater impact on society than almost all, if not all, Presidents. No?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

bros before hos-the musical

Teh funny!

the dumb will rise again

Here is a guy who understands what the rump republic party is all about.  He has this to say about the Freedom of Choice Act.

What we are dealing with today is the greatest power grab by the federal government since the war of northern aggression,” Stevenson said, R-Webb City, referring what Southern states called the North’s attempt to end slavery in the 1860s.

The remark caused a sudden gasp heard throughout the House’s chamber.

I guess courting the white supremacist vote never goes out of style in dixie.

h/t Think Progress

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

you can't be nice to people

I leave this nice post and and what do I get in return? This post mocking my righteous fear of robots, or what she mockingly refers to as the "robot thing." Whatever.

UPDATE: Due to some confusion in the audience, I would like to apologize and say that the above post may be a joke.

Cat pwns dog

Monday, February 9, 2009

this is your republic party cont.

Michael Steele new RNC chairman says that government jobs are not jobs.  Really?  Really?  This dude is fucking nuts.  Jobs are not jobs.  This is the stupidest shit I have ever heard.  

On a personal note, I am happy to see the rump republic party continue to marginalize itself as this poll indicates but it is hard to believe thay are so out of touch.

KJ bait

The good old fumble rooskie. KJ loves trick plays.

When they come they will build themselves

Via Ezra Klien.  Apparently there is something called The best robots of 2008.  Why do we act with total diregard for our future and continue to celebrate our coming doom?  This chair builds it self, surely it is only a matter of time before this self building chair figures it doen't need us anymore.  

boycott kellogg's

Michael Phelp's backlash.  Join the Facebook group.

Friday, February 6, 2009

why our media sucks

Will Wilkinson nails it.

I think the problem with the American media is that it’s full of Americans who overestimate the importance of American micro-politics, and so, consciously or subconsciously, undertake every damn story as a public-opinion-shaping framing our counter-framing exercise and eventually forget how to report the obvious interpretation of events.

One commenter also hits it on the head.

That's not a bug, that's a feature. It attracts a demographic that can be packaged for advertisers: Tribal-warfare junkies with the attention spans of lemurs. Naturally, the different tribes are attracted by different colors of shiny objects...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"If you need an example for how to live, then you just shouldn't have been born."

Weezy F Baby.  That's what I'm talking about.

Update: More Wayne.

never ever get married

A dating service for married people. Really?  This feeds my argument that EVERYONE wants to be single. just sayin'.  Makes you wonder why gays want any part of this so-called institution.

Update: There is no youtube of Liz Phair's Love/Hate Transmission.  Here is an old post with the lyrics.  At any rate,  here is the Divorce song.

Monday, February 2, 2009

this is your republic party cont.

The rump republic party seems intent on shrinking until it is just two angry, sweaty freshly self- serviced white assholes in a basement(and Utah, of course.)  55% of republicans think that the party should be more like Palin. This is phenomenal, I love it.  Have gun, insert in mouth.  Seriously, it is like a suicide pact.  They should just get it over with and call themselves the know-nothing/do nothing party.   

It really is surprising that a party based on fear(Look out! Teh gay is coming...)and loathing(O Noes there is teh Mexican..or is he black? All them brown people look alike.) would not be particularly successful in electoral politics. Who woulda thunk?  Well it has been fun, and will be fun, watching the dissolution of the grand old party.