Monday, January 31, 2011

the "Black Cat" bomber?

Man arrested with explosives outside Mich. mosque
this idiot wanted to blow up a mosque with fireworks... really?... fireworks?... what a buffoon.

When they found [Roger Stockham] in the mosque parking lot, police found a concealed knife on Stockham and a large amount of fireworks, including M-80 exlposives (sic), in the trunk of his car, Walid [Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations] says.

according to the Detroit Free Press, he had to maximum allowable amount of purchased conventional fireworks... you know, it's people like this that give Americans a bad name... he's an idiot on so many levels, i almost (but not quite) feel sorry for him... he should be tried as a terrorist and put away for a very long time.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Congress needs better healthcare... i mean Congressmen.

The Pits: Kucinich Sues Over Olive

The wrap was "unwholesome and unfit for human consumption, in that it was represented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff contained an unpitted olive."

this is the kind of self-serving and idiotic people who gave us "Obamacare"... apparently he seems to think that he sustained $150,000 in damages from biting into an olive pit... apparently it was so bad, that he gave a speech from the floor of the House a mere five days later... check my math, but that's $30,000 a day!... for that money, he could have pulled ALL of his teeth, and replaced them!

next time, Dennis... don't bite it... choke on it... maybe that will be worth the money.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nabokov the scientist? who knew?

Nabokov Theory on Polyommatus Blue Butterflies Is Vindicated
He developed forward-thinking ways to classify the butterflies based on differences in their genitalia.

i will (with great difficulty) refrain from commenting on the author of Lolita and his ability to describe tiny genitalia.

Vladimir... Chris Hanson will see you now... why don't you have a seat right there?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Philadelphia Horror

there's no other title that is fitting... DO NOT READ this if you have a weak stomach, have a soft heart, or have no conscience.

DA: State Failure Enabled Philly Abortion Mill - CBS News

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, a family practice physician with no certification in gynecology or obstetrics, was arraigned Thursday on eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven babies and one patient. Nine employees also have been charged, including four with murder.

it only gets worse...

A filthy abortion mill where prosecutors say babies were delivered alive and killed with scissors would have been shut down long ago if not for extraordinary failures by state regulators, one of whom dismissed a death at the clinic with "people die," a grand jury report charges.
[emphasis added by me]

check your stomach (and your heart) at the door...

... with baby body parts on the shelves and clogging the plumbing, a 15-year-old high school student administering intravenous anesthesia, and Gosnell's wife, a cosmetologist, performing late-term procedures.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Target Conservatives for Gun Imagery

i have heard of hypocracy, but this takes the prize!

Chris Matthews (alleged journalist) of MSNBC (alleged news network) has targeted the conservatives, with emphasis on the Tea Party movement, for using speech and images which incite people to violence... though completly unfounded, he has taken aim at the Right for using gun-related metaphors and images, such as a rifle-scope sight emblem, in their rhetoric... the supposition is, that the constant barrage of imagery and violent words will actually cause violent behavior in those predisposed to violence...

Does it trigger the zealots, the unstable, those who are a bit of both?

the idea here is that imagry from the Right causes violence against the Left... and knowingly doing this is tantamount to the Right pulling the trigger.

so, the corollary to this would be violent, gun-related images from the Left is INTENDED to cause violence against the Right... right?


Chris Matthews... you are a hypocrite of the highest order... either that, or you intend on inciting violence against the Right... either way, you should be fired... sorry, i meant, you should be terminated... damn... i mean you should be discharged... crap, this is harder than it looks... your employment should be ended... how's that?... soft and fuzzy enough?

Monday, January 17, 2011

a moral universe - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rediscovering Lost Values**:
[A]ll reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws.
We never doubt that there are physical laws of the universe that we must
obey. We never doubt that. And so we just don't jump out of airplanes or jump
off of high buildings for the fun of it—we don't do that. Because we
unconsciously know that there is a final law of gravitation, and if you disobey
it you'll suffer the consequences—we know that.
I'm not so sure if we really believe that there is a law of love in this universe, and that if you disobey it you'll suffer the consequences.
The first thing is that we have adopted in the modern world a sort of a
relativistic ethic.
The other thing is that we have adopted a sort of a pragmatic test for right and wrong—whatever works is right. If it works, it's all right. Nothing is wrong but that which does not work. If you don't get caught, it's right.
My friends, that attitude is destroying the soul of our culture. It's destroying our nation.
But I'm here to say to you this morning that some things are right and some things are wrong. Eternally so, absolutely so. It's wrong to hate. It always has been wrong and it always will be wrong.
There is something in this universe that justifies the biblical writer in saying, "You shall reap what you sow." This is a law-abiding universe. This is a moral universe. It hinges on moral foundations. If we are to make of this a better world, we've got to go back and rediscover that precious value that we've left behind.

Friday, January 14, 2011

trapped in chinese finger cuffs

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior by Amy Chua
What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it. To get good at anything you have to work, and children on their own never want to work, which is why it is crucial to override their preferences.
Chinese parents demand perfect grades because they believe that their child can get them. If their child doesn't get them, the Chinese parent assumes it's because the child didn't work hard enough.
Chinese parents believe that their kids owe them everything. The reason for this is a little unclear, but it's probably a combination of Confucian filial piety and the fact that the parents have sacrificed and done so much for their children.
Chinese parents believe that they know what is best for their children and therefore override all of their children's own desires and preferences.
there is a lot to be said for believing in your children... and believing that they are good/better/best... and pushing them to be everything they can be, and exceeding their own expectations.

but, then again:
China's suicide rate among world's highest
Chinese Commit Suicide Every Two Minutes

... if they survive, they'll be AWESOME!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Liberal use of violent words and images.

it took about 45 minutes to come up with the following list of Left-wing, Liberal sources using violent imagry and violent words against those on the Right... so, liberals... start denouncing these guys... it's your civic duty.

Using "Target" symbology to incite violence. (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee)

Barak Obama, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun”
Rahm Emanuel,''Nat Landow! Dead! Cliff Jackson! Dead! Bill Schaefer! Dead!''
Ted Rall, "Are you going to fight back? Will you do whatever it takes, including taking up arms?"
Dylan Ratigan, "The need for real change and real action, perhaps even through violence, or at least the threat thereof."
Keith Olbermann, "Right. Somebody who can take her into a room and only he comes out."

PLEASE post your favorite hate-instilling link from the conservative Right-wing... points will be given for creativity... Palin's "Target" map scores low on originality, but will be counted... Glenn Beck should be the easy target, oops, easiest to find... extra points for Sean Hannity.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

John Boehner in "The Exorcism of Pelosi"

Hope n' Change Cartoons: Healthy Constitution:
Under Nancy Pelosi's leadership, the House Democrats were good at writing (turning many bills into 2000 page monstrosities), but not very good at reading.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

illegal people

i keep hearing these bleeding-heart liberal types saying the most moronic things... the one i've heard lately is really bad... not only does it show their methodology of changing the framework of an argument to meet their own narrow-minded needs, but of their outright ignorance and, yes, stupidity... they say:

Don't call them "illegal immigrants". That's not right. A person cannot be illegal. Human beings cannot be illegal.

here's my "polite" response, which i used on the comment portion of a news article... feel free to use it:

Wow... you really read that as "the person himself/herself is illegal"?
Maybe english is your second language, but the term "illegal" is an adjective to the noun, "immigrant", thus modifying the person's immigrant status. If they said, "Garcia, an experienced lumberjack," then you would not criticize the writer for implying that Garcia is experienced at being a person, would you? Garcia is an immigrant. As an immigrant, her status as an immigrant is "undocumented", which is illegal.

my "not-so-polite" response, i don't recommend using...

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