Saturday, July 19, 2008


Have to steal the video off of YouTube 'cause Team JibJab doesn't believe making their videos embeddable. (That would of course also make the videos a better promotion for JibJab. But I'm still unemployed so what do I know? Unemployed means devoid of all knowledge as opposed to two weeks ago when I was employed. No, I'm not bitter.)

Image Of The Day


Doing The Right Thing, The Perverted Corporatist Way

In the corporatist state, the corporation does the right thing only when compelled and then only in the most self-serving way possible as opposed to effectively or properly.
Taking a stand against child porn wouldn't be overly aggressively blocking access to internet destinations that may or may not have porn (and there's no review over the list to make sure that they're actually objectionable). Taking a stand against child porn would be hunting down those responsible for the child porn and making sure that they're dealt with appropriately. Blocking access to some websites doesn't solve the problem. Those who still produce and make use of child porn will still get it from other sources -- but it will be more underground, making it more difficult for authorities to track down. Also, this sets an awful precedent in that the ISPs can point out that it's ok for them to block "objectionable" content where they get to define what's objectionable without any review.

Why We Should All Get Religion, A Specific One At That

Friday, July 18, 2008

Another Diebold-Stolen Election


Another One Who Hates Beloved Leader

A little girl became so badly frightened while being introduced to President Bush on Wednesday during a White House tee-ball game that she darted away in tears.


As Bush attempted to offer Emily a baseball, she became spooked by either the president or the chipmunk mascot that was standing several feet away on the other side of the president.

Sending Karl Rove To Jail Is Inappropriate; Given His Background, The Only Right Thing Is To Lynch Him; Here's Why

Freedom Of Speech: Not Here, Says GOP

The Republican National Committee is threatening to sue CafePress for hosting an online venue for vendors to hawk GOP-related regalia like T-shirts, stickers and portrayals of elephants.

Freedom After 9/11: Going, Going....

Nearly everyone carries a cell phone and it’s hard to find one without that camera feature. It’s convenient when you want to take that impromptu photo, but a Tri-Cities area man ended up behind bars after snapping a shot of a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop.

The cell phone photographer says the arrest was intimidation, but the deputy says he feared for his life.

“Here’s a guy who takes me out of the car and arrests me in front of my kids. For what? To take a picture of a police officer?” said Scott Conover.

A Johnson County sheriff’s deputy arrested Scott Conover for unlawful photography.

“He says you took a picture of me. It’s illegal to take a picture of a law enforcement officer,” said Conover.

Here's the cop's very own version -- scary, but what would one expect??

Bizarre Entertainment!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Let's Be Fair And Laff At O!

Obama Releases List of Approved Jokes About Himself
Bid to Help Late Night Comics
Saying he is "sympathetic to late night comedians' struggle to find jokes to make about me," Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) today issued a list of official campaign-approved Barack Obama jokes.

The five jokes, which Sen. Obama said he is making available to all comedians free of charge, are as follows:

Barack Obama and a kangaroo pull up to a gas station. The gas station attendant takes one look at the kangaroo and says, "You know, we don't get many kangaroos here." Barack Obama replies, "At these prices, I'm not surprised. That's why we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil."

A traveling salesman knocks on the door of a farmhouse, and much to his surprise, Barack Obama answers the door. The salesman says, "I was expecting the farmer's daughter." Barack Obama replies, "She's not here. The farm was foreclosed on because of subprime loans that are making a mockery of the American Dream."

A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Why the long face?" Barack Obama replies, "His jockey just lost his health insurance, which should be the right of all Americans."

Q: What's black and white and red all over?
Barack Obama: The New Yorker magazine, which should be embarrassed after publishing such a tasteless and offensive cover, which I reject and denounce.

A Christian, a Jew and Barack Obama are in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean. Barack Obama says, "This joke isn't going to work because there's no Muslim in this boat."


A Pinhead's Wisdom


See What I Made In Minutes! You Can Too!

Photos taken with 1G iPhone, enhanced/tweaked in iPhoto. So simple, could have been done by a monkey!

Click on the photo to see the album!

Sunset at the "Naughty Puppy Playground"

What I Made

Four photos taken of a somewhat unusually pretty suburban sunset, taken with my 1G iPhone, copies tweaked in iPhoto. So simple, a monkey can do this!

Laughs For Old Geeks

The 30 Laws Of Robotics.


Cute?? This Picture Of His Sons Got A Man Busted

The story behind the pic.

Activity Of The Day (Or Whenever)


Me, I don't find it all that torturous. There's some pretty decent tracks there. But look: the wingnuts must finally be acknowledging that "Born in the USA" is not actually a patriotic song (by their standards (pun intended)) after all. Only took nearly a quarter of a century for the geniuses to get past the title.

And thanks to Mother Jones, you can listen to the playlist and torture yourself. Or maybe find tracks you like!

In Case You Need To Know: How New FISA Works (Or, I Suppose, Not)

And in case a thousand words, in this case, is worth more than a single image....

My Ex-Colleague Warps Time

See what he did at a store around the corner from my former POB: Shifted inventory in time!

Has The World Gone To Hell? Watch This And Decide For Yourself

Faux Bidness Nooz: Screw Thy Fellow Man.

Our New Motto?

Via /.:
Talk is cheap because supply always exceeds demand.

Sweetness And Light And Maybe Too Much Sugar

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How To Lose More Gambling

Go to a casino, lose money.

Go to this guy's, lose your money and your nation:
In the Las Vegas casinos that made Sheldon Adelson one of the country's richest men, a "whale" is someone willing to bet millions. Republicans are hoping Mr. Adelson will be their whale this election.

Strapped for cash and facing dozens of tough House and Senate races, the party is expected to lean heavily on outside issue-advocacy groups to mount Republican-friendly campaigns that it can't afford to run itself.

In that largely unregulated arena of independent advocacy, the 74-year-old Mr. Adelson -- a casino tycoon whose battles with Nevada's unions, staunch support for Israel and enormous investments in China have stirred controversy -- is expected to provide one of the biggest bankrolls.
[more for Faux Bidness Journal subscribers]


In Case A Reminder Is Needed Both As To What A Piece Of Crap Honest Joe Is And How Fawning And Lame And Flaccid The SCLM Is


No Sense Of Humor Or Maybe Bad Taste And Ineptitude Just Aren't Funny

Salon thinks the pinkos just don't have a sense of humor.

Well if the joke is that the wingnuts are silly to think the image is in any way true -- that's funny.

But the image doesn't communicate that. Rather it clearly supports the idea that O is some sort of secret terrorist, doesn't it?

And why not? There are more than 1,000,000 known terrorists on the national Terrorist Watch List.

The Son And Grandson Of Admirals, A Naval Academy Graduate, A Senator For Years....

And he's concerned about the security of a nation that hasn't existed for approximately fifteen years. Any lie or stupid remark to push the paranoiac rightist national security line.

Too stupid to be president? You decide. I mean, I understand this triumph of the heart concept but this level of stupidity is a serious threat to the nation and the world.

Beating Up MSM Lackey

Double pleasure for me: MSM hack gets smacked down by an Apple geek (I am a huge Apple geek -- and will be a bigger one, ironically, as I sell off my stock to survive unemployment).

Nostalgic Quote Of The Day

That was then... what a wonderful world no one would say something like this now, in the nihilistic post-Reagan era....
It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it. -- Justice Robert H. Jackson

Monday, July 14, 2008

About The Polls

Sort of like Florida in 2000, there's a large group the pollsters have been ignoring. So whatever poll you look at, there is an inherent pro-O element missing; all polls therefore include a discount, as it were, of O support (which is to say it shows an excess of support for President McCain. (This gets to my theory: even though I am fairly certain McCain will win I acknowledge a big X-factor: O's support among the younger, newer voters, which is a pretty large if undependable block.)