Month: September 2007

Cranky Abroad

Dear reader(s),

I will be travelling to Romania to meet my new programmers face-to-face. As I mentioned to Preston, blogging will be either very sparse or very strange – we’re playing it by ear here.

This land of rich cultural heritage, which has been described as both “New Europe” and “freakin’ Third World corrupt”. Also some of the best rootkit and Trojan Horse viruses have been created here.

If you want those little wooden dolls that have other wooden dolls inside them or some malicious software, please drop your request in the comments. I’ll do my best to comply.

Thank you.

See Thru Frogs!

Those crazy Japanese. Is there nothing their superior technology cannot do?

Sumida said his team, which announced the research last week at an academic conference, had created the first transparent four-legged creature, although some small fish are also see-through.

The researchers produced the creature from rare mutants of the Japanese brown frog, or Rena japonica, whose backs are usually ochre or brown.

Sure we laughed at their mutant Godzilla monsters, but this stuff is getting serious. And seriously cool.

(s/t Nigel)

Biden Accuses US of Torture

Did anyone catch the Democrat debate at Dartmouth last night? I was too caught up in my meatball sandwich and Andy Griffith re-runs to pay much attention to their drivel.

However when I flipped over during a commercial break, I was lucky enough to catch the question and answer session regarding the use of torture as a means of garnering intelligence from captured enemies. As expected, most of them said bascially the same thing: “we should never condone torture, blah blah blah”.

And then there was Joe Biden.

Seventeen of our four-star, three-star generals said, “Biden, will you make a commitment you will never use torture?” It does not work. It is part of the reason why we got the faulty information on Iraq in the first place is because it was engaged in by one person who gave whatever answer they thought they were going to give in order to stop being tortured. It doesn’t work. It should be no part of our policy ever — ever.”

Are the Democrats revisionists now adding the title of “torturer” to go along with “liar” and “terrorist” when describing President Bush?

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Announce Plans to March on Norfolk

Sharpton and Jackson are reportedly outraged after a 13-year-old cracker assaults group of innocent black youths with his head and face, creating painful bruises and other injuries on their fists and feet.

In the video, the 13-year-old boy struggled to stay on his feet as several youths punched and pushed him from all sides. When he finally went down, the blows didn’t cease; he tried to protect his face and head with his hands. As he pleaded for them to stop, he was kicked in the face.

After the weekend beating in Ocean View, which lasted less than 40 seconds, the boy struggled to his feet, his face bloody.

The youth, Damin O’Rourke, who only recently moved to Norfolk’s West Ocean View from North Carolina, was left with bruises and scrapes. Police have identified several assailants – juveniles who they said could face misdemeanor assault charges.

“How dare that arrogant young racist thrust his head, face and body at the fists, elbows and knees of these fine young people!?,” an outraged Sharpton was quoted as responding. “I do hope that this young man is charged with the hate crime that he most certainly committed.”

“This is becoming a racist pattern of single white boys attacking groups of young blacks – who were minding their own business, probably getting ready for work – that cannot be allowed to stand. We encourage all of the fine folks who took time out of their daily soap opera viewing to join us at Jena to come to Norfolk this weekend and seek justice against this 13-year-old white hooligan,” Jackson added.

Watch the video of this white-on-black crime here.

Run Bubba! ‘Dems blacks a’comin’!

Do you ever wonder why liberals just don’t get it? What is it about the liberal mind (or lack thereof) that prevents them from thinking logically and clearly on the most simple of issues? Our good buddy Roland Martin continues this fine tradition of illogical rhetoric with his latest piece by declaring that Republicans are in fact scared of black voters.

Yep.. he said it (and he’s damn proud of it too). Coupled with books like A Black Man’s View of America, one would think that Martin’s sole purpose as a writer is to continually reinforce the fact that black Americans are different and all that hogwash about judging a man by the content of his character (and not his skin color) is yesterday’s thinking.

On to my sterling commentary…

Oh, don’t bother tossing out the appointments of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state by Bush.

Agreed. Let’s not let facts interfere with the essay.

Republicans will tell you they are the party of Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but their outreach efforts to black voters are lacking.

Exactly what is this outreach to black voters he is seeking? Does the average black family not want what most liberty-minded Americans want: lower taxes, national security, and freedom from government oppression?

Why should the GOP talk to black voters, and what would they talk about?

If we must talk about “black issues”, how about inner-city black on black crime and out-of-wedlock births? Let’s talk about freeing poor blacks from the enslavement of the welfare system and a lifetime of dependency on the federal government.


Roland wants to talk about church burnings. It’s import to make sure that they understand that the white-man is still out to get them and getting a fair-shake in America is an impossibility.

The real truth of the matter is that Democrat leaders want the black folks just where they are: poor and black. Their insatiable lust for power drives them to do whatever it takes to maintain a healthy constituent base and that means keeping those “uppity negroes” under their big, liberal thumb.

Democracy, We Hardly Knew Ye.

Adolf McBush hammers the last nail into the coffin of democracy, effectively declaring himself Chimporer Theocrat for Life.

“No matter who the president is, no matter what party, when they sit here in the Oval Office and seriously consider the effect of a vacuum being created in the Middle East, particularly one trying to be created by al Qaeda, they will then begin to understand the need to continue to support the young democracy.”

“Look, I’d like to make as many hard decisions as I can make, and do a lot of the heavy lifting prior to whoever my successor is,” Bush said. “And then that person is going to have to come and look at the same data I’ve been looking at, and come to their own conclusion.”

Codewords deciphered; “It’s over. The Lord Jesus told me that in order to wage permanent war against the Brown Hordes, I must lead.”

Isn’t it obvious? Or are you sheeple blind?

(s/t Insty)

Now A Message From The Iranian Chamber of Commerce

If I didn’t already know that the left was populated by mentally deranged simpletons, I might find it curious how they tend to cozy up with murderers – even those that slaughter their saintly protected classes of gays, trannies and minorities. As long as needledicks like Ahmadinejad belch forth their NYT talking points, they will look the other way while Iranian gays are hung and Iranian women are stoned to death. Anything for the cause, I suppose.

Hillary vs GQ – Guess Who Has More Balls?

I had once heard that GQ stood for “Going Queer”. Now they prove it.

Early this summer, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign for president learned that the men’s magazine GQ was working on a story the campaign was sure to hate: an account of infighting in Hillaryland.
So Clinton’s aides pulled a page from the book of Hollywood publicists and offered GQ a stark choice: Kill the piece, or lose access to planned celebrity coverboy Bill Clinton.

For this:


they tucked tail and ran?

Football Friday

Better late than never, I suppose.

It’s a tough time to be a Volunteer fan, ladies and gentlemen. Last week, the Gaytors put on their finest skirts and gave us a beatdown the likes we haven’t seen in ages. I wasn’t sure we’d be able to stay within two touchdowns and it was a hell of a lot worse than that.

This week we try to rebound against Arkansas State. Before the season started, it looked like this one was a gimme. Not anymore, chum. I still think that Tennessee will knock State off, but I’m afraid it is going to be closer than anyone would like. In addition to that, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Vols went down in flames, Notre Dame-style. But I predict the Vols will triumph, 31-21.


  • Red Tide 24, Mary Katharine Bulldogs 17Carl Sagan’s team shocked me last week with their handling of Arkansas. I’m becoming a believer.
  • Penn State 21, Michigan 14Michigan has bounced back a bit after its rough start, but Penn State is going to bitch-slap them back to reality this week.
  • Washington 30, Nigel’s Bruins 10UCLA has begun a downhill slide that rivals even that of my beloved Big Orange. Sorry, Nigel.
  • LSU 34, South Carolina 24Carolina will keep this one close – and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Spurrier upset here, but LSU is simply too good, I’m afraid.

I’m pleased as punch with the way the Titans played against Peyton’s Punks last week. They were in it until the last play, which says a lot about the character of Fisher’s young team. I expect the Titans to travel down to the Rape Dome on Monday night and knock off America’s team – Titans 27, Aints 17. Yeah, I know I’m supposed to fawn all over the Saints and pretend that they’re not one big sack of crap, but I ain’t gonna play that. They’re Nagin’s boys, and all that means is that they’re losers.


  • San Diego 26, Green Bay 17The Pack has had nothing but good luck so far. They’re luck is running out.
  • Colts 27, Texans 20The Texans are another young team who are showing signs of life. I like them to give the Colts a run for their money.
  • Denver 22, Jacksonville 14The Broncos will keep winning ugly. All that matters is a W, baby.
  • Dallas 34, Chicago 21I’m pulling for Chicago, but they’re looking horribly overrated this year and Dallas has some surprising firepower.

You can take this to the bank with a roll of pennies and get two shiny quarters.

More Cartoons of Blasphemy Send Cromags Rioting Yet Again

Bangladeshi Religion of Peace™ activists up in arms over the dreaded Kittie Kat of Blasphemy.

Street clashes have broken out in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, as Islamic activists protested over the publication of an “offensive” cartoon.

Witnesses say that hundreds joined the protest, even though such demonstrations are officially banned under the country’s state of emergency.

Police baton-charged some of the protesters as they tried to break through barricades.

The leading Bangla-language newspaper published the offending cartoons.

Prothom Alo has since apologised for them and said that it has sacked an editor.

And those responsible for sacking the editor have been sacked. And those responsible for sacking those responsible for sacking the editor have been sacked.

The offensive cartoon?


* Boy, what is your name?
– My name is Babu.
* It is customary to mention Muhammed before the name.

* What is your father’s name?
– Muhammed Abu

* What’s this in your lap?
– Muhammed cat

Neither offensive, nor hilarious, but I suppose that’s all in the eye of the fanatic.

(via LGF)

ANTM Recap

It’s finally here! Another 12 weeks of bitchfights and drama brought to you by Tyra, Mr. and Ms. J, and the 13 girls of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 9.

As you watch this season, keep an eye out for the stereotypical ANTM roles:

The bitch who everyone hates. This time her name is gonna be Ebony. The girls are already hatin’ on her and we haven’t even started yet.

The girl who thinks she’s smarter than everyone else. Elyse of Cycle 1 invented this role. This season it looks like the part will be played by Victoria from New Haven, who’s already come right out and said she’s smarter than everyone else because she got into Yale. I know people from Yale, and honey, it don’t make you smart, it just makes you annoying, beyotch!

The girl who lacks confidence. I love the catch-22 of this category. Every week the judges pick on the same girl and tell her she sucks because she needs to have more confidence. Then they wonder why she can’t seem to get any confidence.

The girl who’s overconfident. Think Melrose from Cycle 7, Lisa the drunk from Cycle 5, and Jade from Cycle 6. The overconfident one may hang around until the end, but the judges never let them win.

The lesbo. I’m not sure who it will be this season, but there’s always at least one bi-curious chick, even if there isn’t a full-on lesbian like Kim or Ebony. We already saw one girl spank Tyra’s ass this week!

The weird girl. Weird girls can win (Adrian) or get booted (Jael). This season, the weird girl has an excuse. It’s the chick with Asperger’s syndrome.

The girl who doesn’t wanna get naked. Like why did she even bother trying out?

The girl who gets really sick just before a photo shoot. Happens. every. single. time. You still gotta rock, because Tyra has no sympathy for that shit.

The girl who cries on makeover day because her hair got cut. Also happens every frickin’ time. This cycle I thought it would be this one girl who said her best feature was her long hair, but she didn’t make it. I’m sure Tyra will find someone else to go all Grace Jones on.

The girl who looks like Tyra. She never wins either, but Tyra keeps fighting for her until the end. This cycle it will be Saleisha, who even attended Tyra’s self-esteem camp a few years ago.

The girl who’s too ghetto. Think Tiffany from Cycle 4, or Monique from Cycle 7.

The girl who has no chance because she can’t walk, but they keep her in until the very end anyway. There’s a lot of bad walkers this round, but the worst might be that Napoleon Dynamite chick. Her neck leans forward like a giraffe, and there doesn’t seem to be anything she can do about it. Too bad because she is pretty.

The plus size girl. They never win, but maybe this will be the year. The big girl this time is Sarah, who looks hot and might have a fighting chance.

The girl who’s voice is a liability. Two previous winners have had non-spokesmodel voices: Adrianne from Cycle 1, and my favorite ANTM: Danielle from Cycle 6. Nobody cares how you talk if you look as hot on film as those two did.

This season there’s also a bikini dancer who’s got a forehead the size of LAX, and another girl who squints like Renée Zellweger. Neither will win. My picks for the final two, based on what I saw tonight, are Lisa and Jenah. Watch out for those girls.

Also keep an eye out for the catty backstabbing drama, which is the only reason to watch anyways. Opposite on CBS is that Kid Nation show, but who wants to see Lord of the Flies in the desert? I’d rather DVR the kids and watch the bitchfights instead.

Can Anything Good Come Out of Santa Cruz?

Apparently so. From Berkeley-by-the-Sea comes this blast of pure common sense regarding the UC Regents decision to recind Larry Summers’ speaking invitation.

This is what higher education comes down to here in 2007: if a self-appointed cabal of elitists whose leftist views differ with others, they spring into action to deny people the right to speak.

You’d expect this from any perspective except the hard left. But to come from Santa Cruz? Which boasts

The City declared itself a Freeport for Nicaragua during the Sandinista rebellion. The Woman’s Movement claimed this turf when it chased the Miss California pageant out of town. Peace activists stopped the US Navy from playing war games. Hippies are common in town. It’s like a living museum of movements.

Sanity, meet Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, meet Sanity.

(s/t Insty)