Thursday, June 26, 2008

Have they no mercy?

It never stops. It just never, ever stops.
"Because of people's inability to quench their thirst for oil and consumption of resources, we basically ruin the planet, and the planet fights back," Brandt said. "And part of that is the quick evolution of many of the animals."
Can't...take it...anymore...!! Gahhhhhh!!!!! [Splash's head explodes]

Party in Fresno tonight!

You're all invited.

Couldn't be there last night myself (looks like we picked the wrong time to move to Washington), but if I had been, you would have found me here, doing this...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Royal mistake

Out of favor with the Queen

Robert Mugabe was a knight.

Let that sink in a minute.

At some point in time, the Queen of England decided this murdering, racist barbarian was worthy of knighthood.
Mugabe was made an honorary knight in 1994, when he was considered an anti-colonial hero. Honorary knighthoods are conferred on people who are not British citizens but are recommended by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and approved by the queen.
And it took this long to figure him out?

Nor is this the first time her Majesty was a wee bit premature with ye olde empty symbolism.
The late Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu was stripped of his title in 1989 at the height of the Balkan nation's revolution.
Anyone doubting that political correctness kills need look no further than this embarrassing episode in the history of white guilt... Until Barack Obama is crowned king here in America later this year.

I believe the children are our future...

Ho, ho! Hey, hey! Disney Channel has got to stay!

Sure, it sounds cute, until you realize they actually think this is how you fix things.

Silly kids. In a few years when they mature, they'll realize the only way to effect change on a global scale is to stage a really big outdoor concert.

On the other hand, at least they spell better than public school graduates twice their age.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Yankee pitcher throws right, left

We have to wait until this afternoon to learn the fate of the Bulldogs in the College World Series. In the meantime, enjoy this crazy story. Can't wait to see this guy in the majors, but why does it have to be the Yankees?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Still rolling

Friday's the big day. One more win and they're in.

UPDATE: Rained out today. Game time is now Saturday at 4 p.m.

Fresno State's Ryan Overland, right, celebrates with Steve Detwiler after Overland hit a home run against North Carolina in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What's black and white and red all over?

Gary Pruitt, super genius

Until a year or so ago, I wrote for a McClatchy owned newspaper. In the wave of this week's massive layoffs there, that 103-year-old name was shut down yesterday.

It's a crying shame. I have some good friends who are suddenly without a job. And McClatchy's idiotic purchase of Knight-Ridder is partly to blame. (And I said so at the time.)

Here's the skinny on the demise of McClatchy, if you're into the numbers. But it goes deeper than those perpetrating the newspaper racket will admit.
"...Wall Street's disenchantment with newspapers has also hit McClatchy particularly hard, with its stock collapsing more than 70% in the past year."
Yes, because The Street always knows the true value of things. And newspapers are valued by nobody but the people who run them anymore.
"...If any company has a shot of emerging in good shape from the debt crisis, it's McClatchy, analysts say."
That's a big "if" there, boys. Leave it to Editor & Publisher to put the best spin on things as possible, of course.

Papers will only survive by delving wholeheartedly into new media as their core and reducing themselves otherwise to a footprint the market will allow...which could be much smaller than the "Fourth Estate" in all its elitist arrogance since the 1960s will accept from here on out.

(Click here for more fun.)

Photos of the Day

File these down under "Here Comes a Headache," cross filed under "Gaaahhhhh!!!!"

A huge tornado funnel cloud touches down in Orchard, Iowa, Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:04 p.m. The Globe Gazette and Mitchell County Press News reported that Lori Mehmen of Orchard, took the photo from outside her front door. Mehmen said the funnel cloud came near the ground and then went back up into the clouds. Besides tree and crop damage, no human injuries were reported.

A car collides into cyclists participating in a race in Mexico's northern border city of Matamoros, Sunday June 1, 2008. At least one person was killed and 14 injured when a driver slammed into a bicycle race.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Study: Conservatives well-adjusted, happier than liberals

Happy on the right

Here's a piece to put a smile on your face. Then again, if you're a conservative, there's likely one there already.

(Original Daily Mail column here.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

'Obama loves Cha-Che' again

For those of you who thought that poster in Obama's Houston campaign HQ was an aberration, 'USA Today' gives you this.

It's getting harder and harder to deny the ugly implications, isn't it?

Kudos to the photographer for capturing the real story here, and a tip o' the hat to Dirty Harry for the link.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Video Portrait of Barak Hussein Obama

This is a tad sensational early in the going, but there's nothing wrong with quality propaganda in my book. Stick with it. The Liberation Theology segment really puts things in perspective.

Africa: the world's latrine, Part 473

Did I mention how much Africa sucks?

The men who pulled up in three white pickup trucks were looking for Patson Chipiro, head of the Zimbabwean opposition party in Mhondoro district. His wife, Dadirai, told them he was in Harare but would be back later in the day, and the men departed.

An hour later they were back. They grabbed Dadirai Chipiro and chopped off one of her hands and both her feet. Then they threw her into her hut, locked the door and threw a petrol bomb through the window.

Thank God and pressure from the civilized world they chased those evil whiteys out of Africa.

I guess the only question left is how soon Danny Glover will fly in to congratulate Mugabe on the win and announce he'll be portraying him in a Venezuelan-funded film.

Judge not

And people wonder why conservatives have a problem with the bias and liberal activism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"That's what alcohol can do"

Police recently caught a pilot and flight attendant frolicking nekid in the woods, playtime that ended when police found the pilot hiding behind a shed wearing only flip-flops and a wristwatch.

The embarrassing part, at least for him...
"Prosecutors withdrew other charges against Bradford and Connor, saying they lacked sufficient evidence."
Ouch. Way to kick a guy when he's down.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Is there a dog in the house??

In one of the biggest shockers of the NCAA Tournament, Fresno State upset No. 3 national seed Arizona State with a 12-9 victory Monday and won the deciding game of the best-of-three Super Regional series.

Fresno State (42-29) becomes the first team in NCAA history to advance through the Super Regionals after being seeded No. 4 during regional play.

Recent-year headlines aside, one of the best things about being a Bulldog is the way we continue to tear it up as underdogs in nearly every sport. (The other best thing being Victor Davis Hanson, of course.)

The high-scoring, lost-by-a-hair, battle royale against Reggie Bush and USC a few years ago remains one of the most thrilling games in NCAA football history. Here's hoping Mike Batesole and his crew can put another hard-earned slash on the doghouse wall.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Abortion can be bad for the baby

Now you want me to smile?!

"The danger is that the failed attempt can damage the baby. That is why these patients who get early terminations need follow-ups."
Thank God for the outcome, but I can't even begin to count the ways this story, these people and pretty much everything in between is seriously messed up here.

The most important issue facing the world today!

Senate majority leader, Democrat Harry Reid, called it “the most important issue facing the world today.”

Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat from California, called it “one of the greatest challenges of our generation.”

Barack Obama (Democrat, I believe?) “The future of our planet is at stake.”

Take a wild guess what your leaders are talking about. Not the people who strap bombs onto little girls with Down Syndrome or proudly murder their daughters and sisters with the approval of police on a daily basis. Not the millions of radicals around the world and here who want us all dead.

Nope. Global warmi--whoops, sorry--climate change. The problem so big and obvious they can't decide which direction it's headed, let alone when to vote on it. But still they'll waste time and your hard-earned money on the Hill talking about it. (The vote will come next year, when Obama gets the Oval Office. Then nothing will be able to stop them from saving the planet by imploding the U.S. economy. While China, Russia and the rest of the polluting world look on and laugh all the way to the bank.)

We're doomed alright, but it's got nothing to do with the weather.

Not only is this article a great look at where our heads are at, but it's also Exhibit A for the complicity of the mainstream media. Note the blatant attempt by the NYT to reframe Inhofe's quote along the opposition's position that this is important legislation, not merely big in terms of further torpedoing the economy.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Jersey has standards. Who knew?

Two thumbs down? How about a couple thousand toes?

It isn't exactly news that Uwe Boll is a clueless hack and total moron. Even Hollywood has decided to distance itself from a tasteless, talentless pariah of this magnitude. (After an embarrassing number of attempts to make money off the crap this poser calls his body of work, of course.) But listening to him here, it's shocking, astounding, how mainstream Hollywood he sounds, isn't it?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Lock, Stock and two Smoking Magnifying Glasses

Strangely, I might actually pay to see something like this.

Between that and the Russell Crowe/Ridley Scott re-imagining of Robin Hood, I kinda like how Hollywood is messing with the classics for a change. Or maybe I should reserve judgment until I see how "action-oriented" Sherlock turns out. If is see Jackie Chan within a mile of Victorian wardrobe, so help me...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Feel good video of the day

An RPG-toting insurgent tries to take out a Humvee through an alleyway and kinda...misses. Best part is the way his buddies laugh as the smoke clears.

Monday, June 2, 2008

New news is good news

Stuff that struck me while getting caught up on the latest from the trades:

- McAvoy would be excellent, but Nachooooo Baggins? Jack Black says no.

- Danny Glover's rabid Marxism gives him presidential stature to Roland Emmerich.

- Never heard of this guy, but I like him so far.

- Mel Brooks hasn't been funny since 1975, something he apparently, finally realizes.

- Final Orbit sounds like it may be worth a spin.

- "Tinker Bell was a disaster. The story didn’t work, too many fart jokes and lesbian innuendos..." Disney shareholders, thank your second lucky star to the right John Lasseter has entered the House of Mouse.

- More from Jackson/del Toro on Hobbit.

- And finally, looks like we can file another one under "Ideas I Should Have Had First."