Hilarious. Nuff said.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Obama: 'Tough Votes' Cast in Congress Are 'Courageous' While Putting 'Congressional Careers at Risk' - Political Punch
Three weeks before his party could take a tough hit in the voting booths, President Obama said this evening that a “pleasant surprise” of his job is seeing members of Congress cast tough votes over the past 20 months even though it might lead to their congressional demise.
How in the hell is it courageous to defy your own constituents’ wishes? This demonstrates perfectly the disjointed view the government has of its own role.
They view themselves as elite rulers who know what is best for America, while we, the people, are too stupid to understand it all.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
"Think about the optics," he said, "You had a billion dollar warship nearly sank, with 17 Americans killed. You had the United States not doing anything publicly about it. Bin Laden and al-Qaida were able to issue a series of videotapes crowing about their achievement. So, if I'm an impressionable young man who aspires to conduct jihad, and I see what al-Qaida did and they weren't held responsible, hell yeah, I'm going to go toward them. And that, in effect, is what happened."
On October 12, 2000 I was sitting in an airport, waiting to fly to Great Lakes, IL for my first day of Navy Boot Camp when I saw this on TV. Even though I wasn’t yet a sailor, it still royally pissed me off. I thought for sure we’d get the bastards who had done it.
It’s a shame that we didn’t see this as the act of war that it was and instead treated it as a criminal matter. It might have saved a lot of lives later on if we had decided then to oust the Taliban for harboring Bin Laden.
Wow, you mean fast food is bad for me!? Thanks for the update.
So basically you have an ad campaign to inform people… of something everyone already knows. What a waste of money.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Q. Can you think of a greatest living American?
Reid: I’m glad I had the opportunity to know Ted Kennedy. Whether you agreed with him or not, what a life he led with his two brothers being assassinated, his other brother being killed in World War II. And Robert Byrd, who just died. What a, what a — he was in the Congress of the United States for more than 25% of the time that we have been a country. That’s fairly remarkable.
Yup, these are the geniuses running the country. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he misunderstood the question. Are Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd really Reid’s idea of the two best Americans who ever lived?
Renowned hip-hop entrepreneur and Phat Farm fashion creator Simmons has been a longtime Cuomo supporter and financial backer, as well as an aggressive opponent of anti-Semitism and racism. He hosted the Nation of Islam leader and his sons at his lower Manhattan home last year when they were in New York to greet Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy.
How much of an “aggressive opponent of anti-Semitism and racism” can you really be if you are hosting meetings between Farrakhan and Khadafy?
The NY Post must really want Cuomo to win if they are going to try discredit Paladino’s lines of attack before he even brings them up. Anyone who actually takes the time to read this whole article, however, will probably conclude that he probably does harbor some anti-Semite attitudes.
"You don't know," Obama said at the rally for Senate candidate Joe Sestak and other Democrats. "It could be the oil industry. It could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don't know because they don't have to disclose."
The remarks are part of a volley of recent attacks by Obama and other Democrats on alleged foreign influence within the Republican caucus, whether through support for outsourcing jobs by major U.S. corporations or through overseas money making its way into the coffers of GOP-leaning interest groups.
Obama steps up attack on Chamber – The Washington Post
Way to fight that anti-business image you’ve obviously, rightfully earned. This shows Obama has decided to no longer even attempt to compete for the support of American businesses.
Friday, October 8, 2010
"Should we as artists, or any free-thinking people, have to be subjected to fear of violent attacks for expressing our sincere concerns? I made a collage with a comic book and an illustration of a religious icon to express the corruption of something precious and spiritual," Chagoya told FoxNews.com. "There is no nudity, or genitals, or explicit sexual contact shown in the image. There is a dressed woman, a religious icon's head, a man showing his tongue, and a skull of a Pope in the upper right corner of the controversial page. I did not make a picture of Christ. I used symbols as one would use words in a sentence to critique corruption of the sacred by religious institutions."
Hey buddy, how about growing a sack and making a picture like that with Mohammed.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
In a key test of free speech protections in the US, the supreme court has heard arguments about whether a fundamentalist church had the right to picket a marine's funeral with signs like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers".
Members of the Westboro baptist church in Topeka, Kansas, protested at the 2006 funeral of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder to express their view that US deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq were God's punishment for US immorality and tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.
These people are the worst kind of scum, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t protected by the first amendment. I hope the Supreme Court agrees, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they found a way to rule in favor of the Snyder’s.
Either way, I think it shows what a great and free country we live in that we have fretted over this case so much.
“Bloomberg and Paterson planned to announce Thursday that they are seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the nation's food stamp program, to add sugary drinks to the list of prohibited goods for city residents receiving assistance.”
As much as I hate to agree with Nanny Bloomberg about anything, I’m with him on this one. When you start taking money from the government, then you open yourself up to their restrictions on your behavior.
However, I still don’t understand his crusade against fat people. In a spectrum of all the problems facing New York, I find it hard to believe fighting obesity warrants this much time and effort.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
"I’m very happy that they did come up with a patch as soon as an issue was discovered," Kretzer said. "That’s a far more responsible approach than Steve Jobs’ original response [to the iPhone 4 antenna issues] of 'Just don't hold it that way.'"
As a longtime Apple hater, I have to confess a slight bit of schadenfreude about the whole “death grip” issue with the iPhone 4. Admittedly, people are probably making it a bigger deal than it is, but when you’re talking about the public image of a major company, perception is everything. It would have been for Jobs to just admit there was a problem and be more responsive to people’s concerns.
This poor woman was railroaded. Breitbart should be ashamed of himself for posting an obviously edited video.
What’s telling, though, is how quickly both the White House and the NAACP accepted it as true. Guilty consciouses?
People love a comeback story. I think he will have no problems as long as he can either blame everything on alcohol problems or paint his ex as a money hungry lawyer.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Is it really that extreme to think that the federal government should not dictate the hiring practices of private companies? Just like Paul says, there are less intrusive ways to combat institutional racism.
The government should not do business with companies that have discriminatory hiring practices or other racist policies. The media should expose any companies that are doing things like that and let people decide for themselves whether they want to continue doing business with them.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
She’s not too happy about a nude cell phone pic someone took of her.
“If I knew who took this picture, I would personally cause them harm — physical harm,” Fox told Allure.
Personally, huh? I did it! I did it!
What do you even have to say about things like this that hasn’t been said the kazillion other times this has happened?
There are news reports out today that Rep. Mark Souder, an Indiana Republican, will resign because of an affair with a female aide.
Why even bother to resign at this point? Evidently cheating on your wife is becoming SOP for a male politician.
14.5 billion Euros, and they didn’t even have to wait for the first of the month! Does anyone even think this is going to help in the long run, or are they just content delaying the inevitable crash as long as possible?
So, are we really supposed to be outraged because the winner of a contest that judges the attractiveness of scantily clad women had once participated in… a contest that judges the attractiveness of scantily clad women?
In fairness to the Miss USA pageant, all they hype so far seems to be coming from the media. All they did was request pictures from the radio show that hosted the contest.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
From the Stephen Bayley at the Telegraph:
Paradoxically, Burj Khalifa is not a truly modern building. It is a hangover of a demented spending binge. It is a subprime Great Pyramid. It is queasy nostalgia for a version of the future that looked old-fashioned a generation ago. It is kitsch retro fantasia, a glassy memorial to something not so much forgotten as never known.
The whole article does nothing but berate the architect and naysay the very idea of this building. America has long been the country where dreamers and over achievers could accomplish amazing things despite naysayers like Steven Bayley. Sadly it seems like that atmosphere is being lost here in America, and if it takes some moderate Muslim country halfway around the world to pick up the torch and ensure that the human race still progresses into the future, so be it.
Don’t feel too bad about it though, I’m sure most of the money spent to build it originated from Americans buying oil, and the architect and the firm that built it were both American. It’s just a shame they had to go there to find someone with enough balls to see a project like this come to fruition.
Disclosure: I’m a huge fan of The Fountainhead.
From Fox News:
The captain's letter to the editor was published in the Northern Territory News yesterday.
It raised eyebrows among many Darwin women, including nightclub dancer Lana Sandic, 19.
"He's got some guts to say that," she said. "Most Territory girls would say 'Put it where the sun doesn't shine'."
But Capt Campbell was adamant. "Ladies have been conned into thinking that just because you have it means you should flaunt it," he wrote.
"Come on ladies, don't send us mixed messages. That's what you do every time you dress with less than nothing on."
Translation: “I am angry that I went out to a club in Australia and was surrounded by beautiful women who dressed like they should be easy but I still couldn’t get lucky.”
Now, I’m no Fox News hater, but you really have to wonder sometimes why they consider this stuff news.