Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Yes, you're right, and do you know why? YOU STARTED THE WAR! YOU!! Uh, did you forget that? Is there ANYTHING in your head?
It's the way it is in the world in which we live (whew...) because of the idiot who contructed that sentence.
Also, go phokk yourself.
Just when you think they can’t possibly become a bigger cariacature than they are, FOX News has declared a “War on Halloween.” Seriously.
HANNITY: By the way, Halloween is a liberal holiday, because we're teaching our children --
COLMES: Oh, come on. Please.
HANNITY: -- to beg for something for free.
RIVERA: Do you notice I wore my costume? I wore my mustache tonight.
Hey Sean, if you don't want to give candy away to begging kids, don't open the door. Or better yet, open the door and then slam it in their snot-nosed faces, just like Republican Party does. Also, tell them to get off your goddamn property. I'm with ya Sean, i hate kids, too. And if you really want to see some begging, check out Christmas. But then, that is a liberal holiday. Jesus's birfday--you know, the biggest liberal of all-time. Why, he would even forgive a gigantic phokking @sshole like Sean Hannity and his complete lack of Judeo-Christian values. Not me though, i hope you burn in hell for all eternity...
Instead of where his heart should be, Sean Hannity has a burning paper bag filled with shit.
Mike Huckabee’s views on how life began came up again in a recent interview the Republican candidate had with Bill O’Reilly, a talk-show host on Fox News.
According to this account in The Washington Post, Mr. Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, told Mr. O’Reilly he has no reason to doubt that Adam and Eve were real people. He also reiterated that, even though he is not sure of the details of how it unfolded, he does believe God created humans.
The item quotes Bill Maher, a talk-show host on HBO, who argued in an interview with Mr. Huckabee that the topic was relevant: “If someone believes that the earth is 6,000 years old, when every scientist in the world knows it’s billions of years old, why shouldn’t I take that into account when I’m assessing the rationality of someone I’m going to put in the highest office in the land?”
The Post also looks at how Dennis J. Kucinich’s comments this week about having an encounter with a UFO may or may not fit into this discussion.
Suspicious Device Discovery Prompts I-5 Closure
SAN DIEGO -- The California Highway Patrol ordered the closure of northbound and southbound Interstate 5 near Nobel Drive due to the discovery of a suspicious device.
The device was found on the side of the road near Nobel Drive, according to the CHP.
San Diego police are at the scene and conducting an investigation.
dere is annudder half-baked, temporary, half-@ssed, sort of expensive now, really calamitous later, non-solution directly behind dis one
Nov. 02, 2007
(Crain’s) — Doomsday is off — at least for now.
That was the word Friday afternoon as an unexpected source rode to the rescue of Chicago area public transit users: da fed'ral gubmint.
The Federal Transit Administration, an agency which provides grants to local governments and states, authorized the state of Illinois to transfer $21 million in unallocated funds to the Chicago Transit Authority.
CTA Chairwoman Carole Brown had indicated earlier today that the money would be accepted and would be sufficient to allow the CTA to put off sharp service cuts and fare hikes that had been scheduled to take place on Sunday.
Ms. Brown said the money would hold the CTA until the end of the year, giving state lawmakers more time to come up with a long-term solution to the region's transit funding problems...
Hmmm, unless it's Miguel Cabrera, this would be an incredibly stupid thing to do. Of course, this is Brian Sabean* we're dealing with (see ridiculous Barry Zito signing), so anything possible. Cabrera might be too young for Sabean - maybe he could get Moises Alou back from the Mets? What's Willie McCovey up to (they have his cove right there in right field!). Meanwhile, he's considering bringing Omar Vizquel back for not one, but two years...
Perino said of the conference, "It is not a practice that we would employ here at the White House and we certainly don't condone it."
Wednesday, Oct 31, 2007 7:42 am EDT
Kerry Wood's fastball hit 98 mph toward the end of the season, and he was unscored on in 18 of 22 appearances. Now, with additional rest for his rehabbed shoulder, Wood's arm strength appears to give him the option of starting or relieving in 2008. But will it be for the Chicago Cubs?
Wood could be a hot commodity, and with Joe Girardi now managing the New York Yankees, Wood could be wearing Yankee pinstripes if he leaves the Cubs. Other teams that figure to be interested include the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds, now managed by his former Cubs skipper, Dusty Baker.
Texas’ largest county, Harris, in the Houston area, leads the nation in carrying out death sentences, but the county’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday that his office will withdraw all execution dates and seek no more until the Supreme Court rules in a pending case on lethal injections.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
“I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”
“I don’t know where he is. I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him.”
“Deep in my heart I know the man’s on the run, if he’s alive at all…I just don’t spend much time on it, really, to be honest with you.”
And who disbanded the CIA unit dedicated to finding bin Laden?
Bush slams Democrats on terror
President Bush compares Congress' Democratic leaders with people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying "the world paid a terrible price" then and risks similar consequences today.
And it wasn't even a performance enhancing one.
Also, wasn't Wimbledon in like June/July? Whitey's drug results always seem to come out like months later, when they've had a chance to make more money, put their affairs in order etc. And when they (finally) catch whitey, he appeals and gets to keep his title and money while they go through all those appeals. Darky has to go in front of the camera and cry her eyes out about how she "deceived" everyone. Even returns her medals before "officially" being asked to.
Anudder Similar case - George Ryan. He gets to make his appeals from home. Darky gets to make his appeals from jail.
The police report contains an account of how Curtis allegedly donned women’s clothing, red stockings and a black sequined lingerie top before engaging in a sex act at the store. He then continued to wear them throughout the night under his clothing, the report says.
No pearls with that outfit?
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Airline bans A380 mile-high club
U.S. officials are aware of the disaster-waiting-to-happen, and initiated a $27 million reconstruction project to help shore up the dam. So what happened? “Incompetence and mismanagement” have marred the project.
"As you can possibly see, I have an injury myself--not here at the hospital, but in combat with a cedar. I eventually won. The cedar gave me a little scratch."
Not that i've ever been a Springsteen fan, but if a conglomerate (monopoly in some markets) that owns 1,100 radio staions nationwide refuses to play the #1 album in U.S. America, how is that not censorship?
Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break
Who'll be the last to die
Who'll be the last to die for a mistake
The last to die for a mistake
Darlin' your tyrants and kings fall to the same fate
Strung up at your city gates
And you're the last to die for a mistake
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Don't forget the torture chamber
W.S., an Evanston reader, regarding the architect of the George W. Bush Presidential Library saying the building must incorporate the "spirit" of the Bush presidency, writes:
"Besides your suggestion of the need for a huge facade, the building would have no public entrance. The private entrance might offer a copy of the Constitution as its doormat . . ."
Or Michael Smith, a San Diego, Calif., reader, suggests a grand fireplace filled with burning memos.
Or . . .
Using new techniques for peering into the dusty heart of the galaxy, Ghez's observations proved that scores of stars were rapidly orbiting what could only be a black hole. But it wasn't the kind of garden-variety black hole created when a star explodes and dies; it was hundreds of thousands of times as powerful -- a "supermassive" black hole, as they are now known...
It also appears that these cosmic monsters -- which can "eat" stars whole -- are key to understanding how galaxies were formed and are still being formed today...
Black holes appear, for instance, to be both creators and destroyers -- swallowing stars or gases that come too close while also spewing out jets of super-high-energy particles and radiation generated by this violent feeding process. The jets, which can be millions of light-years in length, are believed to seed galaxies with the mass and energy that will, in time, become new stars and perhaps even planets.
"We will deliver the experience of what it's like to be at a Blackhawk game at the United Center with live, on-site coverage during the pre- and postgame shows, locker-room access and player interviews, on-ice in-game player access and a number of additional elements fans will certainly appreciate," Corno said. "Chicago sports fans are in for a television experience like never before."
Wow! All this happens at a hockey game? Who knew?
New Hawks chairman Rocky Wirtz said the club is "entering a new era." *
* The 1960s?
Charges brought in Chad child row
In pictures: Chad abduction row
Profile: Zoe's Ark
Ordeal of Chad children
Of course, before this debacle, there was Madonna & Angelina, going to Africa & rescuing children. On a flight out of Ethiopia, I saw no less than 4 white couples with young black children that it looked like they had adopted. I'm pretty sure that was before Angelina went there (and adopted what's her name, she may have been there before of course).
It won't be long before these kids are dominating all sports in da west. Oh, wait...
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
*3800 google hits (now 3801)
2 dressed young squirrels (2 lbs.)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. grated onion (optional)
Wipe squirrel thoroughly with a damp cloth. Remove any hair and scent glands. Examine carefully to locate imbedded shot and remove with a sharp pointed knife. Wash thoroughly inside and out in warm water. Drain well and cut into serving pieces. (Never wash after cutting up.) Combine salt, pepper, and flour. Dredge meat and coat well. Heat shortening in a heavy skillet; brown meat slowly on all sides to a rich brown (about 15 minutes). Add 1/4 cup of water; cover tightly; reduce heat and simmer gently until tender (about 30 minutes). Add remaining water as needed.
Squirrel should be very tender when done. Remove squirrel to a hot platter; cover and keep hot. Blend any leftover seasoned flour into the fat remaining in skillet. Add milk gradually and cook until gravy boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Serve at once with squirrel. Add the grated onion for additional flavor, if desired. 4 servings.
White Sox declined outfielder Darin Erstad's $3.5 million club option for 2008. Some upgrade over Brian Anderson that Erstad was. The 33-year-old hit .248/.310/.335 to finish with a sub-700 OPS for the third straight year and the fifth time in seven seasons. He gets a $250,000 buyout as he becomes a free agent.
"I don't think you have to have a lot of knowledge about the law to understand this technique violates" the Geneva Convention and other statutes, Graham said.
Since when is knowledge a requirement?
Lesse if dis one makes dat website from yesterday...
UK Muslim minister detained at airport
LONDON: UK's first Muslim minister, Shahid Malik on Monday said he was detained at an American airport and his luggage analysed for traces of explosive materials.
Malik, UK's international development minister, whose parents come from Pakistan, said he was returning to Heathrow on Sunday after a series of meetings on tackling terror, when he was stopped at Dulles Airport in Washington.
Expressing his disappointment, Malik said he was searched and detained by the Department of Homeland Security - the same department whose representatives he had been meeting on his visit to the country. Malik said: "After a few minutes a couple of other people were also taken to one side. We were all Muslims - the other two were black Muslims, both with Muslim names."
Reading the paper during lunch, apparently the people have voted to recall Blago, according to the Trib. They had some of the comments in the paper as well, though neither LoC contribution made it into the paper. Mebbe because they were listed as coming from San Diego and Romulus perhaps? All the contributors it looked like were local.
News Item: Architect chosen to design the George W. Bush Presidential Library says the building must incorporate the "spirit" of the Bush presidency.
For starters, the building will need a huge facade. But what else?
The library will require no shelving (books? Bush? funny stuff); just tables for the coloring books. Along with having no books, there will be no legal materials, especially not the Constitution. Lots of paper shredders and a perpetual burning fireplace for quick disposal of the many incriminating documents. The entire building should be entirely constructed of dried manure. The walls will be decorated with pictures of Dick "Dick" Cheney shooting people in the face. Posted hours: Sat only 12am-12:01am. Entrance fee: one MEEEEEllion dollars.
Dollar plumbs new low versus euro
So come on over Yurupeans! Low, low prices on everything! Flights! Hotels! Fashions! Gadgets! Course, there's just the one niggling issue when you get home...
Also remember that you are only allowed to bring £145 worth of shopping from the US into the UK.
Any more than that and you will have to pay import duty and VAT at the airport.
Could transit 'neglect' cost Chicago the 2016 Olympics?
Chicago may not have much of a mass transit system left when the 2016 Olympics are held, a U.S. congressman said at a hearing today in the Loop on the city's transportation needs to host the Games.
Monday, October 29, 2007
George Will Wants Those Lazy Seniors Off The Dole
"Sixty-five days from now, the first of 78 million baby boomers begun (sic) to retire. Most Americans who collect Social Security begin to collect it at age 62 [not true!], which is absurd. We have the public subsidizing increasingly long and comfortable retirement of people for a third to a half of their adult lifetime. Now. That’s why one in four voters in 2004 was over 60 years old. The elderly have the biggest stake in the welfare state, which exists to transfer wealth to them. So this is, politically, a loser."
Also, apparently math wasn't one of Mr. Smartypants top subjects at Princeton. The average age of a U.S. American is now about 80. So in Will's fantasy world where gazillionaires are cashing SS checks for 1/3 to 1/2 of their lives, they are living to be 106 to 120 years old. Also, while most people have worked during their lives, at 67 Will continues to sit on his pampered, Ivy League ass belching out this garbage on Sunday morning and his piece-o'-crap syndicated column and considers it "work." Another fun fact for Mr. FULL@$#i+: Social Security is something people have payed into their entire working lives. It is something they have earned while working, not a government handout. Transfer wealth? Does he even know where that money comes from? Again, most retirees are not rich phokks like George Will, and actually need SS to live on, which they already earned. To the pompous ass phokking phokk George Will: go phokk yerself.
Rudy Giuliani, on his New York mayoral radio show in 1999, responding to a representative of ferret owners who called in to question the city's ferret ban:
"There is something really, really very sad about you. You need help. You need somebody to help you. This excessive concern with little weasels is a sickness. . . . You should go consult a psychologist or psychiatrist and have him help you with this excessive concern, how you are devoting your life to weasels. . . . Something has gone wrong with you. Your compulsion about it, your excessive concern with it is a sign of something wrong in your personality. . . . You have a sickness, and I know it's hard for you to accept that because you hang onto this sickness, and it's your shield, it's your whatever, I don't know. . . ."
The complete audio is at www.ferretlife.com
...why Sanscrotum and "Christians" like him are total @$$holes the other six days of the week.
In another attempt to connect with people of faith in South Carolina, presidential hopeful Barack Obama has decided to reach out by going on a concert tour with gospel artists, including known homophobe and recloseted homosexual Donnie McClurkin.
Love? Hmmm... "I've never been much of a baseball fan myself."
"Every time I see a game on television, the manager is walking out on the field to butt in." That's one of the best parts of the game. Who doesn't like Lou Piniella acting like a complete idiot?
"most of the world doesn’t know baseball from ping pong?" That's just wrong.
But he's right on here: "Cricket is not played in many countries either of course but that's because cricket makes hopscotch seem exciting."
After you get done with that, check out Andy--are you ready for this?--complaining about the weather again...
What's Your Favorite Season?
How does Smiff get this job? Granted, Andy is probably good for another 20 years, but by that time i'll be approaching retirement and will need sumfing for my autumn years. Who is going to start the write-in campaign?
-- Obama website
"It is a crime against humanity to convert agricultural productive soil into soil which produces food stuff that will be burned into biofuel."
-- Jean (French phokk?) Ziegler (maybe not French phokk), UN Special Rapporteur (definitely French phokk) on the right to food
"I've been hearing a lot of people criticize and talk stuff. They're not watching the games or the plays. They're just throwing out criticism. Do I need to run with more of a burst? No. And [expletive] [phokk?] them. So I guess I'm getting to the hole and walking through the hole, right."
I'm wif Sir Cedric on dis one, knowing the focus group that is talking stuff. You guys might want to spend more time watching the game and less time with your faces buried in a bag of Doritos...
How a TV and movie writers strike would affect you
"The president is brain-dead."--Joe Biden on July 4th, 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa
Irresponsible claim (and wrong medical diagnosis)
During a campaign stop in Iowa on July 4, the six-term senator declared, “This guy is brain-dead.”
It’s an extreme charge, since brain death is defined as “irreversible unconciousness with complete loss of brain function” (Encyclopedia of Death and Dying).
Needless to say, we find the charge ridiculous. There’s no evidence Biden performed the necessary medical tests to make such a diagnosis. We would have accepted the results of a cerebral blood flow study or proof that Biden had examined Bush to see if he had an oculocephalic reflex.
Indeed, even people who disagree with the president about Iraq and assorted other issues will acknowledge that the president has spontaneous respiration and is responding to stimuli.
News Item: Utah liquor control commissioner proposes that restaurants be required to cover up bottles of liquor currently on display because some diners may be offended at the sight of liquor.
Where are the honey bees?
There’s some doubt as to whether Einstein ever actually said that if honey bees died out, mankind only had four years left to live. But no matter the authorship, the truth is that we are very dependent upon bees for our food product and agricultural industry. And bees are dying, at a dangerously fast pace. By some estimates, a full 1/3 of the bee population has died off, in a phenomenon known as “Colony Collapse Disorder“:
(A) mystery malady, dubbed “Colony Collapse Disorder,” is sweeping through the apiaries, leaving many hives almost completely devoid of adult bees, which appear to abandon their hives and disappear. Apiculturists are looking at a number of potential culprits, from bad weather to bad corn syrup to genetically modified corn to pesticides to miticides, and many suspect the problem is compounded by the presence of the varroa mite, which weakens colonies so that invading pathogens pack a particularly destructive punch. (Scientists suspect the 2005 die-off was exacerbated by a viral event.) While Miller’s bees have not, so far, been affected by the colony collapse, beekeepers in 24 states have reported losses as high as 80 and even 90 percent, and many of the afflicted bees have been in the almonds, rubbing shoulders with Miller’s relatively healthy ones.
60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft looks at the phenomenon with the apiarist credited for sounding the alarm, David Hackenberg. Full transcripts and video available at their website.