Thursday, May 29 

Unfortunately, They Are Serious About This

Meet The Pink Army, who wants to end all war by invading cities around the world with pink toy soldiers. No, really. Also listed below are their list of demands.

It's so completely ridiculous, I don't think I'm even going to take the time to point out why.

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Wednesday, May 28 

Pop Quiz Time

Alright kiddies, it's time to see how smart you really are. Check out this Civics Test to work your brain a little bit. There are 60 questions that cover American History, American Political Thought, America and the World and The Market Economy.

After you take the quiz, read the findings to see what our college seniors know about civics. The findings will probably depress you. Or possibly you'll then understand why someone like Obama is so popular.

BTW, I scored 83.3%

h/t Ace

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Tuesday, May 27 

Eats, Shoots And Leaves

Another grammatically challenged headline, this time from Fox News.
U.S. Tourist Drugged, Robbed, Killed by Train in Italy
You see what happens when trains go bad, don't you. I blame the mafia. It's everywhere in Italy, and obviously this poor train got mixed up in the wrong crowd when it was but a little hand cart. Who could have foreseen that it would have come to this?

What Italy needs is a midnight basketball league for trains.



I'm An Actress.. I'm Very Important.. You Should Listen To me

A couple of highly intellectual hollywood types took to airing their respective stupidities this weekend.
Yes, that is Sharon Stone. What the hell happened there? Her breasts look like they are doing their damndest to look as detached from the rest of her body as possible.

Anyway, Sharon obviously heard about the earthquake in China and had these deep thoughts to share about it.
"I’m, you know, not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans, because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And so, I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that because I don’t like … that. And then I’ve been, this, you know, concerned about, oh, how should we deal with the Olympics, because they’re not being nice to the Dalai Lama who is a good friend of mine. And then all this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?"
Translation = I'm a dumb ass and it's been a while since I showed it off in public.

Apparently Sharon is unable to distinguish between the Chinese government and the Chinese people who have no control over what their government does, since it's, you know, a communist country that allows very little in the way of personal freedom. Idiot.

Second we have Jessica Lange, who took the happy occasion of her daughter's college graduation to air her disdain for President Bush.
"We are living in an America that, in the last seven and a half years, has waged an unnecessary war, established prison camps, condoned torture, employed corporate armies, eliminated the right of habeas corpus, practiced extraordinary rendition, and believe me, this is only a partial list," Lange said.
Nothing inspires new graduates like telling them that their country is going to hell in a hand basket. Luckily we have the Obamessiah to save us all from ourselves.

Thank G-d we have Hollywood to keep us all informed of what is important in this world.

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Where Has O! Been Lately?

Has anyone else noticed that Oprah hasn't been out on the campaign trail much lately? I mean, she had the grand coming out party where she endorsed Obama, and then a couple of big rallies, and then poof! she disappeared. Well, maybe now we know why.
Ratings for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and circulation of the talk queen's magazine, "O," are suffering steep declines, indications that her core audience — white women 35-54 — may be disatisfied with some of her recent forays into political activism.

Nielsen Media Research reports Winfrey's talk show has fallen nearly 7 percent this year, its third straight year of decline. Meanwhile, Audit Bureau of Circulation figures show her magazine slipping more than 10 percent in three years.
It seems that Oprah may have let all that success go to her head just a little bit, fooling her into thinking her lemmings audience would follow wherever she told them to go. Maybe she should have stuck to giving away cars and promoting fictional biographies.

But Oprah has become a juggernaut. She's about to launch her own cable television network. That's right, not just her own show, but her own network. She already has her own channel on XM, where she is spending nearly every minute of the day promoting her latest foray into spiritualism with Eckhart Tolley. And now she wants her own cable tv network. How many friends does she have left to employee? I mean, she already gave shows to Gail King and Dr. Phil, who's left?

Oprah needs to take a look at what got he to this point. She had a recipe for success that rang true with women of all ages, races and political backgrounds; good, old fashioned man hating. She has strayed from that formula, and now she's doing everything she can to alienate a large portion of her target audience of 35-54 year old white women.

Oprah, you want to get your audience back? Give up the politics and touchy feely spiritual guide and go back to discussing your weight problems and why men are no good.

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Barack And The Vets

The ad speaks for itself, but the basics are this; Barack Obama has never met with General Petraeus one on one, and when a group of Illinois vets tried to visit him at his office, he refused to come out and meet with them.

You can read more about it in the Vets for Freedom press release.

Meet the new agent of change and hope democrat.. same as the old.

h/t Hot Air

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Sunday, May 11 

Public Vs. Private School

I had a discussion with someone yesterday about why so many people have a problem with public school these days, seeing as how she and I both went to public schools, and we're not idiots. Well, here's my answer.

If you can watch this fifteen minute video demonstrating typical math education in today's public schools and not want to immediately yank your kids out of the school, then I don't know what else I can say to you.

This, of course, does not mean that I think that every public school is worthless, nor that all educators are worthless. But there is definitely a nice size chunk of educators out there that aren't worth the metal it would take to manufacture the bullet it would take to put them out of their misery.

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Friday, May 9 

Straight Talk From The Imam

The leadership of the Germantown Masjid has refused to conduct funeral services for Howard Cain, the bank robber who killed Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski with a Chinese-made semi-automatic rifle.
"No, we will not bury him at Germantown Masjid," said Tariq El Shabazz, managing director of the mosque. "We don't want one slight scintilla hinting that we condone his behavior."

On Sunday evening, a friend of Cain's family asked if Cain's burial could take place at the mosque on Germantown Avenue near Logan Street, El Shabazz said.

El Shabazz declined to conduct the service after researching Islamic law and meeting with Saadiq Abdul Jabbar, chief executive of the mosque; Imam Talib Abdullah, and others.

"We don't tolerate that kind of behavior," El Shabazz said. "Their actions are not from Islam. You don't dress like a woman, you don't rob people or transgress against them or commit murder. On all three grounds, they are dead wrong.

"We are not saying that Muslims should not bury him, or that he should not have Janaza [funeral prayers]," he added. "He is a Muslim and he has that right, but we don't want that here."
I'm been saying for quite some time that what Islam needs is more Imams to stand up and say enough is enough. Well, someone did, and my hat is off to him.

h/t Ace

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Thursday, May 8 

Name! That! Party!

Heather Bresch, the daughter of West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (?), apparently never met the requirements for the MBA that WVU awarded her.
A five-member panel has concluded unanimously that Mylan Inc. executive Heather Bresch, daughter of West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, did not fulfill the requirements for an M.B.A. degree from West Virginia University and that administrators acted improperly in granting her the degree retroactively in October, according to a person familiar with the report.
Further down in the article you learn that
Ms. Bresch, chief operating officer at the Cecil generic drug maker and a family friend and former business associate of WVU President Michael Garrison, has insisted she completed a master's degree in business administration in December 1998. She has repeatedly declined to provide a transcript or other documentation and has not spoken to the Post-Gazette since October, when she told the newspaper she had earned her degree.
Oh, so now she's a family friend and former business associate of WVU President Michael Garrison. I'm sure everything's on the up and up, then. I mean, no university president would allow his institution to award an MBA to someone that wasn't qualified just because they're a family friend and happens to be the daughter of the governor, would they?

Surely not.

Oh yeah, and in case you're wondering, since the article never mentions it, governor Joe Manchin is a Democrat.

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Si, Se Puede!

Despite any real agenda, the cult of Obama just keeps growing. If you want to be a little scared, go read the comments on this site. I imagine you could have found similar comments on a Jim Jones site in the 70's, were something like the Internet to exist back then.
Rose Taylor Says:
on May 8th, 2008 at 11:18 am

I''m 51 years old and this is my first time ever voting....thanks to my daughter. I am indeed ready for change, I feel Obama is a breath of fresh air. I pray for him and his family cause they have a long road ahead of them. God is opening up doors for a New Leader........ Thank You for change.
Let me say, if you're 51 years old and you've never thought enough about politics to vote even once in all that time, don't bother now. You're an idiot. You've lived a life determined by others, and by politicians elected by people who either care more than you do, so they actually take the time to learn about issues and vote for who they think is best, or they have acted like you are now, voting out of blind emotion.

Change! and Hope! are not issues. Hitler offered change and hope for Germany and we see how well that turned out for them. What matters are the ideas behind the changiness and hope-i-tude.

Something I find amusing about the "We Are The Ones" video is the fact that they spout off about how Obama won't be in the pocket of the rich or the special interestes, etc., but everyone in that video is a multi-millionaire. I mean, isn't it about time they had someone they could all get behind? Because no one in Hollywood has ever found a Democrat appealing enough to campaign for. I'm glad to see all this changiness coming around in my lifetime. I was worried we would never know who Jessica Alba was supporting.

Because, you know, having a nice ass definitely makes you an authority on who I should be voting for. I'll be sure to follow her orders immediately.

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Wednesday, May 7 

Is Big Brother Watching Your Pizza?

I just saw this ad from the ACLU, and for once I have to agree with them. The ad is a little over the top, but I am very uncomfortable with the whole concept of the National I.D. card. Especially with trusting that the government will be able to keep that giant national database of all my info secure, seeing as how they've done such a bang-up job of that in the past.

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Monday, May 5 

It's Tequila Time

Let's all celebrate the Mexicans whipping up on the French. Hey, it's a good reason to drink that wonderful product we procure from the agave plant.

Plus, all us gringos get to go to our local Mexican restaurant and act like idiots. At least that's what we did today.


Friday, May 2 

My Nerd Meter Is Pegged

Yes, I am a major nerd, and this gives me a major nerd-on.
But now thanks to the ingenious ThinkGeek robot monkeys you can display the current wi-fi signal strength to yourself and everyone around you with this stylish Wi-Fi Detector Shirt. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates.
If anyone was wondering what to get me for Christmas, Memorial Day, or Wednesday, this is it.

h/t Someone. You know who you are.



Introducing Your Speaker... Me

I was interviewed by an industry rag a couple months ago. Apparently a training company saw the interview and thought I had some unique thoughts about the Information Security world. Anyway, to make a long story short, I'll be speaking at an event out west later this year. My trip includes air fare, a couple nights in the hotel (name TBA. It better be somewhere nice) and conference registration.

Heh. Aren't they in for a shock. Hopefully this will turn in to something and I'll be world famous. Or not. At least I get a free trip out of the deal.

Next stop, hookers and blow baby.



Don't Point That At Me, It Might Be Loaded

The guy pictured above, 60 year old Greg Kachka, a Vietnam Vet and apparently concerned citizen, is being charged with two counts of disorderly conduct. For wearing that shirt and daring to point at someone while he was talking.
A Vietnam veteran is in hot water with Island Lake officials over his gestures and choice of clothing during a board meeting last month.

Greg Kachka, 60, faces a pair of misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges after Trustee Debbie Herrmann and Village Clerk Christy Kaczmarek complained they felt threatened by his actions.
So to recap; trustee makes faces at citizen, citizen points at her while arguing, trustee presses charges for disorderly conduct because he was wearing a sniper shirt while pointing and the police go along with it?

Maybe I'm mistaken, but don't we still live in America? I mean, at least until November, anyway. Suddenly it's illegal to use your hands when speaking? If that's the case, I work with a few people that will be doing life.

h/t Sharp As A Marble

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