Thursday, March 30, 2006

Chuck Norris

If Chuck Norris jumps into the water, he doesn't wet, the water gets Chuck Norrised.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

"God's Senator"

Rolling Stone article.

How on earth can someone like this get elected. Hopefully the Abramoff thing will bring him down with it.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

No Good News In Iraq

Yes, still butt ass early for me. This is third post so far tonight/morning. Shorter than the last so your eyes stop bleeding.

Again, a post from Digby caught my attention. Here

To summarize again, the very complaint that newspeeps must risk their lives in Iraq in order to leave the green zone so they can report on the 'good news' in Iraq that, according to the Administration, isn't being reported is a pretty damn good indication that maybe their isn't all that much good news.

In other words, if things were going so peachy why can't jourlists even leave the green zone?


Its 6am. I've been up for about three hours now doing a new release. A lot of the new release involves waiting for crap to copy or database structures to be updated, etc so I've been reading. And now I'm going to share something with you all. However, don't miss the post below...good stuff.

Anyway, read this. You won't, so I will summarize for you. In a nutshell, back in 1968 after Mayor Daley in Chicago had the police beat the snot out of a bunch of protesters and newsmen at the Democratic convention in Chicago, a guy named Joseph Kraft wrote an article. That article basically addressed some of Daley's 'reasons' for beating people up from the perspective of newspeeps. In essence, what Kraft points out is that at that time the media establishment was run by the upper white middle class. If you don't read anything else here is the key paragraph:

"To get a feel of this bias it is first necessary to understand the antagonism that divides the middle class of this country. On the one hand there are highly educated upper-income whites sure of and brimming with ideas for doing things differently. On the other hand, there is Middle America, the large majority of low-income whites, traditional in their values and on the defensive against innovation."

His point is that this upper-income middle class with the ideas were running the show while you had the vast majority of Americans on the traditional fear change side. With me so far?

So the media was out of touch with the public. The larger majority of the public were the traditional conservative types (see the two time election of Nixon for all the proof you need of that) while the media peeps were the left-leaning more liberal types. That's the key concept so far.

Flash forward 40 years in the future and you have basically the opposite of the situation that was going on then. Now you have 'more conservative politics, a more liberal culture and an electorate as divided as ever'. The media, after years of calls of 'left wing biased' have internalized that notion and are super sensitive to such a charge so much that they over compensate (check out the whole Red State blog ordeal at the if you want a fun example of such overcompensation).

Anyway, that article I linked to drives the point home much better than I ever could. It's a good read.


Not a big fan. In general, I don't believe the Second Amendment should be used as cover for the purhcase and sale of assault weapons and the like. The armed militia arguement made sense back in the day but things have changed, blah blah. Oh, and what on earth could having a background check at gun shows hurt? How can you seriously argue against that?

ANyway, that is not what I want to get into. What I want to get into is that while I'm not a big fan of guns, kittens with guns is another matter entirely: Cute Kitten.

Thursday, March 23, 2006



They are on MySpace because I'm too lazy to upload them anywhere else right now.

V For Vendetta

Bestest movie ever. Domino scene rocks. Highly recommend it in the theater. Matrix-peeps, you know.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

A Failed Attempt

We attempted to blow up Darin's house today, but failed. Home Depot thwarted our attempts to purchase the proper 1 1/4" - 1" Copper Coupling. Damn you, Home Depot.

Fear not! We shall preval.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Curious George Zelda

WTF you ask? I'll tell you.

I had this dream last night. I have no idea where it came from or why I had it. But the gist of it was that something happened to Curious George and he shrunk down and the only thing that could keep him alive was orange juice. So the Zookeeper put him in this little contraption that he carried around on his back that had a big ass funnel on it that opened up right above Curious George. Then the Zookeeper had to go around a Zelda like world with a net and capture flying oranges and put them in the funnel thing that would squeeze them and feed Curious George and keep him alive. Only the net wasn't a net but his big ass hat on a stick.

WTF indeed.