Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
You are getting sleeeepyyy, very sleeeeepyyy...
Someone named Calvin Woodward at the Associated Press just got himself in a heap of trouble. And if his bosses don't get him, the multiple federal agencies no doubt pouring over his personal files right about now surely will. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
If we were fools to think Iraq could be turned into an American soul mate, it was a failure to acknowledge human nature. The Iraqi government and people appear to be total ingrates -- and corrupt beyond our reach -- already.
Iraq's prime minister denounced a deadly U.S. raid on Sunday as a "crime" that violated the security pact with Washington and demanded American commanders hand over those responsible to face possible trial in Iraqi courts.
The U.S. military, however, strongly denied that it overstepped its bounds and said it notified Iraqi authorities in advance — in accordance with the rules that took effect this year governing U.S. battlefield conduct.
We give them freedom, they want to lynch us.
This was a legitimate mission. These six detainees were Shiite thugs with ties to Iran. But at a word from (holy Shiite!) al-Maliki and hundreds of protesters, we dutifully turned them loose and retreated behind the wire with tail between our legs.
The end of a rogue leader like Saddam was necessary post-9/11, so taking him out was legitimate But wasting lives and money on so-called "nation building" appears to have been a total waste.
Meanwhile, in other "nothing's changed" news...
Elsewhere in Iraq, gunmen stormed two Christian homes in separate attacks in the ethnically diverse city of Kirkuk, killing at least two Assyrian, said police Brig. Burham Taib. and one
Justice won't be done in this case any more than it was in Afghanistan when the new and improved government we propped up with blood and American tax dollars proceeded to slap a Christian convert with the death penalty (reduced via insanity plea at the intervention of Condi Rice).
If this is the way it's going to be from now on, let's get out now. Ron Paul was right. America needs to look to her own interests, period. The rest of the world be damned.
Monday, April 27, 2009
He gives the Queen of England an iPod, her Prime Minister a pack of DVDs that won't play outside the U.S., and now this...
Sorry, but how is Barack Obama not flat-out the most clueless president ever, up to and including George Bush? (And, folks? Don't look now, but we're only 100 days into this cavalcade of fun.)
Looks like it's not just the government that thinks it can stabilize inherently unstable bubbles.
Remember Promise Keepers? The Christian dudes' organization is fading so fast they're turning to the ladies to keep them alive.
Only problem is, in my humble opinion, "PK" failed because it was a trendy self-help gimmick, like 90% of the rest of modern evangelical Christianity. Inviting women in to "challenge" their men sure isn't going to save it. Guys aren't wired for holding hands in a circle, let alone with their mothers-in-law.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Models are so fake
Here's another one to file under "Stuff I Wish I'd Thought of First."
It seems someone with arteries of steel went out and bought a bunch of fast food items to see how they compared with the glossy magazine version. And much hilarity ensued.
I think my favorite is the mentally challenged-looking Big Mac, though I actually felt sorry for the Arby's Beef 'n' Cheddar... If sammiches could talk, that one would be begging to be put out of its misery.
(Thanks to reader Patchy for the heads up. At least I think he's a reader... If not, he can take a flying leap and I'll take full credit.)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
UPDATE: Don't miss the follow-up video, linked to in the comments below.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sorry for going AWOL the past week or two. Computer issues. Issues rectified -- I thought -- by the sweet new Toshiba laptop currently topping my lap. Only problem is, looks like I'm missing 20 gigs I paid for, so the saga continues.
But I have to say I kinda enjoyed the break. And I'm drifting more and more to a Facebook mode of blabbing lately. And now that baseball has returned (assuming no rain out for today, the true first day of summer, as the Giants play for the first time) expect the posts to be fewer and farther between from now through October regardless.
Which is as it should be. Now is the time for grilling and camping and road trips and kiddie pools in the backyard. Can't get much of a tan from flat screen radiation, right?
But speaking of baseball...did you catch that jackass Joe Biden during the Yankee game yesterday, talking about the troops?
"It's easy to forget about these guys. There's been a million of them over there by now, but it's not like they're your next door neighbor."Well not in your neighborhood, Joe. You're a wealthy career politician, but we have more than one citizen soldier where I'm living.
Sorry. Summer is no time for politics either. Couldn't resist a parting shot, tho.
Now if you'll excuse me, it's 20 minutes to game time!