Friday, December 31, 2010

A Double WTF? For Today

Wild. TV Truther Crew Bloodied By Cops Near Obama Vacation Home

"A Truther TV Crew was roughed up and bloodied by cops down the street from Obama’s $1.4 million vacation home.

Five cars of police officers trailed them, harassed them at a gas station and smashed their camera on the car."
Culture of corruption. Enforce the law but not required to follow it.

Today's "WTF?" Second Chance for an Only One

I saw this on television last night:

Danville Demotion: Former Assistant Chief to lose 18% of pay

"Assistant Police Chief Jerry Cunningham was arrested in October after getting into a fight with his estranged wife's boyfriend."

The detail of this little "fight" can be found upon further reading:
Cunningham claimed he was out for a walk when broke into a home where his wife and the other man were. Investigators said Cunningham tore the screen door off the man's house and struck him. The officer's wife was injured as she tried to break up the struggle.

Two of the charges against him were dropped as part of a plea deal. If Cunningham had been convicted of the felony attempted residential entry or the domestic battery count, he would not have been allowed to own a gun, and could not have been an officer.
WTF? He only gets demoted? I guess the cops are a privileged class. Would the same consideration be given to any number of school administrators in this area who are fired upon being arrested (Not even convicted!) of a DWI? I think not. I'm so weary of this culture of corruption.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Spell Checker Society

Automatic correction doesn't mean it's correct.

More From the Indy Boys In Blue

My solution to the (almost daily) fuck-ups by the police here in Central Indiana would be to fire them all (including the Brass) and hire back the competent* ones. All three of them.

Police raid wrong house, gun pulled on 13-year-old child


*And sober.

We want you. . .

Saw this:

Michelle Obama on Deciding What Kids Eat: ‘We Can’t Just Leave it Up to The Parents'

and thought of this:

I'm dreaming. . .

I saw this:

Atlanta weather | Snow accumulations likely on Christmas Day

and thought of Tam. And laughed and laughed and laughed 'cause that's the sort of guy I am.

A Yankee.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Anyone But Lugar - Part Two

Upon seeing this I said to myself, "NO shit, Shermlock!"

Tea Partiers After Meeting Lugar: “Our Ideas of Conservatism Do Not Match His”

By teaching him a lesson of humility and NOT re-electing him to his "throne" we'll be reminding all politicians that WE control their futures.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dense

Sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake. The other day I and a colleague were in Inlow Hall on the IUPUI campus, home of the Herron School of Art and Design. It's the end of the Fall semester so a lot of student art projects are on display. We passed under this:



and I thought, "Hmmm. Dead babies floating with a kayak. Odd." Then I looked closer. And finally got it. Oh my.

I took a picture.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Squirrel!

My dad's cousin Claudia and her husband Stan had a cute little Jack Russell. I can't recall the dog's name. I do recall that the dog found great sport in squirrels to the point that when Stan said, "Squirrel!" the dog would go nuts. I see the same in the Left whenever anyone says, "Sarah Palin!"

Media Creates New Palin Scandal! Sarah Accused of Bringing Hairdresser on Haiti Trip

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today's "Say it ain't so, Batman!"

Feeling safer 'cause of the "high technology" TSA scanners? Think again.

Pornoscanners trivially defeated by pancake-shaped explosives
It is very likely that a large (15-20 cm in diameter), irregularly-shaped, cm-thick pancake with beveled edges, taped to the abdomen, would be invisible to this technology, ironically, because of its large volume, since it is easily confused with normal anatomy. Thus, a third of a kilo of PETN, easily picked up in a competent pat down, would be missed by backscatter "high technology".
h/t Boing Boing

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A small, petty man.

The other day on Facebook I was asked if I found the current Administration in part or in toto 'bad.' This was coupled with the suggestion by another friend that I might be suffering from ODS ('Obama Derangement Syndrome'). Today I responded by linking to Richard Fernadnez's post:

Carrying It Off


and saying,
Yes. I do. And . . . I will add that I particularly despise Barack Obama as he continues to diminish the Office of the President in ways that George Bush (who I thought to be at best 'adequate' but not intelligent) never did and as also Bill Clinton (who even when regarding his peccadilloes) never did.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Came, I Saw, I Reported

Saw this over at Drudge today:

BIG SIS INVADES WAL-MART: 'IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING'

In part:
WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”
Excellent! Can I report all the illegals in the fucking Walmart I frequent?

How Generous!

I forgot to comment on this when I saw it:

Colts Owner Gives Away Tickets and Cash

In part:
Colts owner Jim Irsay gave away $2,000 cash and four tickets to Sunday's Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium in a Twitter scavenger hunt.
How generous of ol' big-hearted Jim. After we wrote him a check for $5 million AND built him a stadium.

Jim: Eat shit and die.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Who are the thugs?

After watching this:



And reflecting on the behavior of the IMPD, much less the general behavior of the Only Ones I call BULLSHIT on the notion that 99.9% of the cops are good, respectable policemen. Criminal behavior by police officers as a population appears to be much greater than that of the general populace. We should fear them as much as we fear the criminals from whom they supposedly protect us.

h/t The Real Gun Guys

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vote for "Not Dick Lugar"

That's what I'm going to do. Even if I have to vote for some excretable Democrat.

Tea Party Activists Taking Aim At Lugar

Quaint Customs


 Kenya PM threatens to arrest gays  

I'm always amused when a person or group representing a culture other than ours does or proposes something morally reprehensible. Not because of their actions but because of the reaction of my colleagues in academia. I know that they want to condemn it as quickly and as strongly as if George Bush or a fundamentalist Christian had said or did it. But dammit, we can't pass judgment on other cultures!

Ho ho ho!


 Santy, if I scrub your back will I get a pony?

The Lego Advent Calendar -- Now With Naked, Showering Santa 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hypocrisy a virtue?


 The Times then and now 

You know, I think that hypocrisy is now considered a virtue by the Left.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

PSH of the Day: Another "Arsenal Of Guns" Found

While some are focusing on news of the "Vet, 77, Busted For Obama Death Threat" "because he is not doing enough to help African Americans," I was interested in the report that his ". . . home was stocked with an arsenal of guns." Cool! I had imagined a whole room with wall-to-wall firearms. Arsenal, right? Well . . .
During a search of Bowden’s home, agents located three semi-automatic handguns and a semi-automatic rifle--all of which were “fully loaded, with rounds in the firing chamber--near his bed. In Bowden’s son’s bedroom, agents found 12 other guns, while a “loaded, short-barrel shotgun” was found near the home’s front door.
That would be judged a good start by myself and a fair number of people I know.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Showdown

I direct y'all to the following:

TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine

I haven't said much here about the TSA 'enhanced' pat down or the back-scatter x-rays (though I've made a lot of noise on facebook). Here I'll only say that in the coming days we'll see the Government at it's most obstinate to avoid reversing the current practice as it would give the impression that the people can control the Government. And the Government doesn't want that.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cry Baby

I read this:

Facebook peeks spark asthma attacks in dumped boy

and all I could think of was, "Maybe we should chug on over to Namby Pamby Land..."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Memo

Note to self: Post something soon.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cat Vocalizations

Roseholme suffered another loss a few days ago. With Rannie left, Tam speaks of her talkativeness. In my effort to lighten the mood, I offer a better example in that of Sylvester, star of the "Wake up, Kitty!" series:







Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dave's Not Here!

09/23/10, 0205 - 0230
10000939 Narcotics Investigation
1150 N. White River Parkway

An officer made contact with two students sitting in a vehicle and upon opening the door, observed a cloud of smoke that smelled an odor commonly associated with burnt marijuana. The students admitted they had smoked all the marijuana earlier and were released.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Feline Companion Gone

Roseholme Cottage is diminished. If you've lost a pet, you may consider offering your condolences to Roberta X.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend WTF?

I'm troubled by this. Deeply troubled.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ah, the irony!

First Family retreats for last night of vacation

"Members of the press did not have access to the beach outing today and were kept on a bus in Friedman's driveway, according to White House press pool reports."
Hahahahahahahaha! After all the work getting Obama elected and spinning for him afterwards, you get to sit in a hot bus in someone's driveway while he and his family frolics on a private beach on which you, the Hired Help, aren't allowed. I bet you weren't even allowed into the house to use the potty but had to use (and likely fill) the toilet on the bus. All I have to say is:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bradbury Groupies?



And I had to send this off to the folks I know at The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies here at IUPUI with the caveat that they might not want to show it to Ray. He's almost ninety years old and it might be a bit much.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Obama Creating Jobs

New jobs! In Mexico, that is:

GM to Build New Vehicle at Plant in Mexico

Nice way of saying, "Thanks, Suckers!" I wonder if each one will have a pre-installed, "Obama 2012" bumper sticker?

h/t Michelle Malkin

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Calling Frank James

Saw this headline:

Radioactive Boar on the Rise in Germany

And immediately thought of Frank James.

Frank, you don't need night vision when they glow in the dark!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mega dittos, "C"!



"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn," except when he's taking calls.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fore!

I called my brother the other day and asked, "How often do you play golf?"
"About once a month if I can get away from the job."
"Do you think the President's job is more important than yours?"
"No!"
"That explains it, then."

Friday, July 16, 2010

We Keep Our Pacers!

Getting an IndyGo bus that has working air conditioning is a crap shoot for me but we keep our Pacers!

All I can say to the CIB is, "Fuck you. Fuck you long and hard."

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Proud or Ashamed?

This essay by Wretchard reminds me that at the end of the day many of us think the United States a good place and that we're comfortable with, if not proud of, being called Americans. And I also truly think that at the end of the day our President considers the United States to have been and be flawed, if not generally a wrong and bad place that is in need of major correction. And at times I get the impression that he's ashamed of his American heritage.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Harder Work = Wasted Hours?

Saw this in the Jim Ersay Fan Magazine:

No-fee college applications week doesn't work for Indiana

Besides a sweeping conclusion as the title of the news article, I also have a problem with this:
. . . enrollment officials across the state say hundreds of hours of staff time were wasted sorting through applications and trying to follow up with students who never had any intention of attending college.
So instead of updating their Facebook pages, bidding on Ebay, or just surfing pr0n, the folks in Enrollment Services had to do real work? Awwwwww.

And I have a problem with this, too:
Indiana University says the free week of applications cost it more than $300,000. IU says it will not waive application fees this year.
Now I didn't just fall off the sugar beet truck. They had more applications because it was free. If kids would have had to pay for the enrollment application, then there would likely have been fewer applications. So the $300,000 cost is. . .BULLSHIT.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mystic Kitty

Almost as good as John Edward!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

WTF of the Day

I think I once had a dream like this:

Puppy thrown at German biker gang

In part:
The man drove up to a Hell's Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.

He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site.
Escaped from a biker gang on a bulldozer?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back to the Future

Why did I think of Bobbi when I saw this?



The USBTypewriter

h/t The Consumerist

Act of God?

The inspiration for Hayward Banks' “Big Butter Jesus” was struck by lightning and burned last night:

Jesus statue destroyed by fire
“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his [Levi Walsh's] brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched.

Monday, June 14, 2010

And the silicon switch. . .

Long Hot Summer Begins: Congressman Attacks Student

See? Typical of those nasty Rethuglicans. . .What? The Representative was a Democrat? Oh, never mind, then. Move along. Nothing here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 2010 BlogMeet?

Any desire for a June 2010 BlogMeet? 20th or 27th is all we have left. Try the College Park Rock Bottom again? Or the old standard Broad Ripple Brew Pub? Or somewhere else?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Doh! of the Day

From the "We Know Better Than You -er- Go Colts!" local rag:

Flight attendant with gun arrested at airport
The 9mm Glock with a full magazine of 10 bullets and a holster were discovered in an interior compartment of Robillard’s bag as it went through x-ray machine at the airport’s Checkpoint A at 6:05 a.m. . . .In the police report, there was no explanation from why Robillard had the gun.
Uhh, she had it for personal protection and forgot it was there? According to the article she wasn't licensed to carry it. Whoops!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You can't go home again--not ever.

Pray like you've never prayed before

You laugh as R'lyeh rises and we're all collectively ass-fucked. I know whom I'll pray to!
=- Shermlock Shomes

Bad Religion

I'm uncomfortable arguing Obama's faults with committed leftists as it's like saying to a devout Southern Baptist, "You actually believe that a first-century itinerant rabbi was executed by the Romans and came back to life a few days later?" Now I see someone else feels that, "The Left’s political zealotry increasingly resembles religious experience."

The Varieties of Liberal Enthusiasm

Monday, May 10, 2010

Job Loss in Indy?

Saw this headline:

Study: Pacers' Exit Would Cost City 900 Jobs, $18M

and thought, "There's that many bartenders and exotic dancers that the players support?"

Monday, April 19, 2010

Approaching Cinematic Perfection

Oh yeah.



h/t Topless Robot

Waiting For The Supportive Editorial

Ahh, the Colt's Fanboy Rag decided to let this one out:

Police: Suspect killed by holdup victim

In part:
A man apparently trying to rob some Near-Northside residents was killed Sunday when one of the would-be victims pulled a gun and shot the assailant, authorities said.
And the defender had a permit, too. Now I'm waiting for the editorial saying, "See, it works!" Wonder how long I'll have to wait?

Update:

New link. I like the "possible robber" line. Ya think he was going to do something else? Hmm. The only other things I can think of are rape and murder.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Like The Way He Thinks!

I've never reproduced someone's full post but in the case, I'll make an exceptioin:

Big Dick promises:
If one or more of you fucksticks show up at the Dallas Tea Party this Thursday, and proceed to produce racist signage, or yell racist bullshit; I'm following you home and then going to physically fuck you up like you've never before imagined.

My advice? Bring lots of friends, and some bandages. When I show up, there won't be any cameras or police around to assist or document your beating.
You see, I'm not like the other Tea Party members.

Thanks, Suckers!

Just saw this on Facebook:

Mom With Cancer Gets Insurance Help For Transplant

That's what I like to hear! I'm waiting until my deleterious lifestyle results in heart disease and cancer so y'all can pay for my care! Crap, I may take up smoking cig-s again! Yeah! Thank you, Jes. . . .er. . . Obama!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Today's "That Can't Be!"

One Dead After Gunfire Erupts at Oklahoma Mall

"Gang related." But that can't be! Firearms aren't allowed in malls! Maybe the 'gangstas' missed the sign. That must be it.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The "Watch List" Has Errors? Say it ain't so, Batman!

The irony is heaping up today. On the way into the building I snagged a free NY Times. (As I've said in the past, I wouldn't pay for that leftist twaddle.) In print and online:

Ensnared by Error on Growing U.S. Watch List

In part:
Every year, thousands of people find themselves caught up in the government’s terrorist screening process. Some are legitimate targets of concern, others are victims of errors in judgment or simple mistaken identity.

Either way, their numbers are likely to rise as the Obama administration recalibrates the standards for identifying potential terrorists. . .
So there's a bunch of folks who are on that list that shouldn't be? And we can infer that the New York Times has a real problem with this? Well, does anyone remember this?

Where's my free stuff?

There seems to be a lot of confused people out there:

Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public
"They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?' " said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.

. . . .

"We tell them it's not free, that there are going to be things in place that help people who are low-income, but that ultimately most of that is not going to be taking place until 2014," McLean said.
Wait a minute! I thought there was a crisis and that's why this had to be rammed through? Now these poor folks aren't going to get their stuff, much less free, until 2014? My reponse:

Race as Legitimizer

I saw today:

The Associated Press: Black conservative tea party backers take heat

In part:
They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.
Hmmm. Mostly white? I guess so, but demographics according to Gallup:

Tea Party: Non-Hispanic White: 79%, Black 6%, Other 15%
All US Adults: Non-Hispanic White: 75%, Black 11%, Other 15%

What I infer here and based on my discussions with liberal colleagues, is that the Tea Party is not quite legitimate because it's predominately white. So this means that according to the Left, the legitimacy of a movement is based on the percentage of participating Blacks? Does anyone have a problem with this?

h/t Ace of Spades HQ

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday Midday Tunes

I want an outfit like this!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

TSA and Your Monkey

The TSA has guidelines on how to check your service monkey. All I can say is:



h/t Slashdot

Addendum: "The inspection process may require that the handler to take off [sic] the monkey’s diaper as part of the visual inspection." What's PETA's take on this indignity?

Members of the Community

You know, I think much of the rancor against the Democrat legislators who voted for Obamacare comes from the misapprehension that they're out of touch, that they're not part of the community, that they're not our neighbors. I think this could be corrected by a nice database on the Internet listing their home addresses and home phones. Maybe pictures of their houses as well. Whaddaya think? Hmmmm?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Political Violence

When Republican Minority Leader John Boehner says,“. . . violence and threats are unacceptable. That’s not the American way." he ignores history. A good study of the roots of the Militia Movement, To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face: Libertarian Political Violence and the Origins of the Militia Movement by Robert Churchill shows that violence was a part of pre-Independence political discourse through the time of the Civil War and on into the 20th century.

And what of the violent anti-war protests of the 60's and 70's? Will the Left's hypocrisy hold that that was 'good' violence and as 'bad' any violent opposition to the current status quo?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Our Rulers Don't Like To Be Bothered

Just saw this:

The Heat is On: Congressman’s Office Says Constituent Calls Are ‘Harassment’

I wonder if it's worth my 'harassing' André Carson, my rep whose only qualification was his grandma held the office before she died and her operatives wanted to keep their cushy jobs? I should at least let him know I'm going to work hard at having him NOT reelected.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Go on, take a bite!

Went on a errand in the truck today and listened to NPR for about 1/2 minute. The reporters were discussing Obamacare and gave the impression of people tasked with making a shit sandwich sound tasty.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thanks, Mr. President.!

Our accountant finished our taxes. We made $8600.00 less last year than the year before. There's Hope and Change, Mr. President! All I can offer is a hearty "Fuck you!"

Friday, March 5, 2010

We have met the Hippie. . .

. . . and he is us. In a NY Times Op-ed entitled "The Wal-Mart Hippies" I think David Brooks has hit the nail on the head. As he argues:
. . . the Tea Partiers are closer to the New Left. They don’t seek to form a counter-establishment because they don’t believe in establishments or in authority structures. They believe in the spontaneous uprising of participatory democracy.
. . . both the New Left and the Tea Party movement are radically anticonservative. Conservatism is built on the idea of original sin — on the assumption of human fallibility and uncertainty. To remedy our fallen condition, conservatives believe in civilization — in social structures, permanent institutions and just authorities, which embody the accumulated wisdom of the ages and structure individual longings.

That idea was rejected in the 1960s by people who put their faith in unrestrained passion and zealotry. The New Left then, like the Tea Partiers now, had a legitimate point about the failure of the ruling class. But they ruined it through their own imprudence, self-righteousness and naïve radicalism.


And Glenn Beck as the new Abbie Hoffman? Maybe I'll steal his book.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Quote of the Day

"The Republicans have no agenda. The agenda they have is the same one they had under Bush."

- That idiot that unfortunately represents me André Carson

Friday, February 12, 2010

Straight Talk

Chris Muir's Day by Day Cartoon gave me a chuckle today:



On those tech support calls to India, kabhi kabhi main bhi aisa karta hun.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stupid kills. . . and stupid excuses

See Tam's post:

Stupid Kills

She nails it with the fratricidal dynamics: basically the younger brother looses it and shoots his older brother. I'm compelled to take it further.

I see that the Hamilton County Sheriff's officer says it, "was clearly an accident" and he "doesn't expect any charges to be filed against the boy." I'm thinking, "Yeah, they're white kids."

Change the race and let's see what Hamilton County's finest would say and do. Am I being to cynical here?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hand it to them. . .

I don't know what the brouhaha is on the Left over Sarah Palin inking a few words on her hand for her speech the other day. I've been known to write on my hand, too.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

I saw over at FoxNews.com:

Jen: Bang Gong for Food

FOX411: Jen Aniston's brand new pad has interesting dinner bell, seats 24 for supper, but lacks "his" bathroom


Bullshit. If there's a sink, there's a "his" bathroom. So there.

Friday, January 29, 2010

T-Shirt of the Day

The only problem I have with this is if I should get more than one:



Where's Bin Laden?

It's my theory that he was captured back at Tora Bora and is in the custody of the RNC who continues to threaten him with torture unless he makes pronouncements that match the DNC's talking points.

Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Female of the Species

Saw this via Drudge:

Rutgers sorority members are accused of beating pledges during hazing

And as an old Indiawala I immediately flashed on this:

The Female Of The Species

When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail,
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag, the wayside cobra, hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can,
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail -
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Hurons and Choctaws,
They prayed to be delivered from the vengeance of the squaws -
'Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale -
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man's timid heart is bursting with the things he must not say,
For the Woman that God gave him isn't his to give away;
But when hunter meets with husband, each confirms the others tale -
The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man, a bear in most relations, worm and savage otherwise,
Man propounds negotiations, Man accepts the compromise;
Very rarely will he squarely push the logic of a fact
To its ultimate conclusion in unmitigated act.

Fear, or foolishness, impels him, ere he lay the wicked low,
To concede some form of trial even to his fiercest foe.
Mirth obscene diverts his anger; Doubt and Pity oft perplex
Him in dealing with an issue - to the scandal of the Sex!

But the Woman that God gave him, every fibre of her frame
Proves her launched for one sole issue, armed and engined for the same,
And to serve that single issue, lest the generations fail,
The female of the species must be deadlier than the male.

She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast
May not deal in doubt or pity - must not swerve for fact or jest.
These be purely male diversions - not in these her honor dwells -
She, the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else!

She can bring no more to living than the powers that make her great
As the Mother of the Infant and the Mistress of the Mate;
And when Babe and Man are lacking and she strides unclaimed to claim
Her right as femme (and baron), her equipment is the same.

She is wedded to convictions - in default of grosser ties;
Her contentions are her children, Heaven help him, who denies!
He will meet no cool discussion, but the instant, white-hot wild
Wakened female of the species warring as for spouse and child.

Unprovoked and awful charges - even so the she-bear fights;
Speech that drips, corrodes and poisons - even so the cobra bites;
Scientific vivisection of one nerve till it is raw,
And the victim writhes with anguish - like the Jesuit with the squaw!

So it comes that Man, the coward, when he gathers to confer
With his fellow-braves in council, dare not leave a place for her
Where, at war with Life and Conscience, he uplifts his erring hands
To some God of abstract justice - which no woman understands.

And Man knows it! Knows, moreover, that the Woman that God gave him
Must command but may not govern; shall enthrall but not enslave him.
And She knows, because She warns him and Her instincts never fail,
That the female of Her species is more deadly than the male!

Deficit Reduction

I see today's USA Today headline quotes the President as saying:

'We face a deficit of trust'

Nope. You got it wrong, Barry. We face a deficit of trustworthiness. And fuck you, too.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Son of No Bias Here

Hmmm. Johnny Dollar thinks there was some bias. From his blog:



No! Can't be!

h/t The Jawa Report

No Bias Here






CNN, what was the name of the guy who won that Senate seat? Ah well. Doesn't matter. What's more troubling for you is that the Democrats lost, I guess.

Nope. No bias.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Is That A Pistol In Your Pocket?

Is is decorated like the ones at this upcoming Eiteljorg Museum exhibit here in Indy?

More info here.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Imperialist United States

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the United States of using the earthquake in Haiti as a pretext to occupy the devastated Caribbean country and offered to send fuel from his OPEC nation.


Yeah, Hugo. We just love to occupy shitholes like Haiti. We don't have enough of them here in the USA so we have to go out and get more.

Hugo, if we were really Imperialists we'd go after places a lot nicer. Myself, I like the idea of annexing Canada. Except for Quebec. We'll give that to the French with the stipulation that they have to host the UN from now on.

Cartoon of the Day





h/t Flopping Aces

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Son of Quote of the Day

But the President isn’t Peter Pan and Nancy Pelosi isn’t Tinkerbell.
-- Wretchard at Belmont Club

Quote of the Day

Imagine if Lee Iacocca ran Laguardia.
-- Matthew at Straight Forward in a crooked world

Doing Good

I see in the Colt's Ra-Ra Rag RSS feed the following:
Homeless advocate: Don't give blankets
Providing cold-weather items hampers efforts to get homeless into shelters, expert says.
I feel it now my duty to go out and mug the Homeless for their shoes and coats so they HAVE to go to the shelters. Yeah. I'm feeling good about myself already.

Practice for Super Bowl 2012

Issued by The National Weather Service
Indianapolis, IN
3:37 am EST, Wed., Jan. 6, 2010

... WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* ROADS MAY BECOME TREACHEROUS DUE TO SNOW AND DRIFTS... BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND TRAVEL MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS.

* ACCUMULATIONS OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* THE STORM WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT AND LINGER THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL DURING THURSDAY MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON.

* THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN DURING THE THURSDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY AND TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE TREACHEROUS.


Let's pretend this is the Thursday before SuperBowl 2012 here in Indy and see how the city handles the snow.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Night Tunes

Nice cover of the Doobie's original.

Friday, January 1, 2010

First Weather Report of 2010

Jan. 1, 2010. 9 degrees at 9:00 AM.

Fuck you, Warmies.