Friday, October 30, 2009

Hamelin Town

Wretchard hears the piper calling and urges:
Those unentranced by the magic flute have an obligation to remember what happened; to keep the history books free of revisionism so that by shame and memory those pied pipers who led a generation astray can never return unchallenged to sound their witching tune again. But for the children already lost to the dark we can only wish that wherever they have gone, they’ve found what they were looking for.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shots and Polls

IUPUI has an arrangement by which USA Today and the New York Times are to be had for free. Yeah, those two newspapers. It does give me the opportunity to read the New York Times as I'd never give 'em a dime of my money for the privilege of reading leftist editorials embedded in the news. Anyway, yesterday I grabbed a copy to read over lunch and ran across an interesting op-ed: One Person, One Dose by Douglas Shenson who is an associate clinical professor of epidemiology and public health at the Yale School of Medicine. He proposes that polling places would be handy distribution points for the H1N1 vaccine. I like the idea as in my mind it would have the side effect of familiarizing folks with how easy it is to go to their polling place. Come 2010 they might be more inclined to go and vote. It's for this reason that I suspect the Obama Administration would not back this distribution plan; it might lead to more people voting. And the chance is that they would NOT be voting for liberal Democrats and incumbents.

As we've seen in the past, once the Democrats have what they want they prefer to stop the process. Vote recounts come to mind. Perhaps in some way elections as well. Hmmmm?

Monday, October 26, 2009

I Brought A Little Pot To Work

To help the day go by. Maybe I'll sell it.

Marion County Smoking Ban

Details here.

I wrote the following to my City-County Councilor:
Dear Ms. Mansfield:

Though I am a non-smoker I am very disappointed in your support of the proposed smoking ban. Such smoking bans are onerous, misguided and dangerous. Your disregard for an otherwise legal activity leads me to conclude that I will not support you in the next election and will work to see that a candidate with more respect for individual rights will be representing our district.


October 2009 BlogMeet Report

I missed it but it looks like it was fun!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Night Music

I came home this evening to find that a substantial number of leaves had fallen from the trees around the house. And I remembered this tune from a very interesting presentation of War of the Worlds:

"Welcome To Government Health Care"

The dude at the flu shot line has it right:

Go to Gateway Pundit to read about the protest and catch some links.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Barry Bops Bobbi's Best Buds

Just saw the headline:

U.S. Said to Order Deep Pay Cuts at Bailed-Out Companies

In part:
Under the plan, which will be announced in the next few days by the Treasury Department, the seven companies that received the most assistance will have to cut the annual salaries of their 25 best-paid executives by an average of about 90 percent from last year. Their total compensation — including bonuses and retirement contributions — will drop, on average, by about 50 percent. The companies are Citigroup, Bank of America. . .
I stopped reading at that point and will celebrate Vishnu's karmic engineering being done for Roberta X on her favorite bank folks.

I'm smiling as I knew that the Progressive Socialist/Fascists would not be able to resist meddling in the companies who were foolish enough to accept the Government's money. The fuckwits damn well knew there were strings attached. . .

Wednesday Alternatives

Paul's other version of "I Will" from the White Album:

h/t Boing Boing

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

'Equal' in Office of Equal Opportunity

I'm sitting on a search committee. The administrative assistant to the Dean of our School sent the following to the Chair of the Search Committee who then wrote to us asking, "Any ideas?"
OEO [Office of Equal Opportunity] has challenged us to include non-white members of the search committees for two other searches. I anticipate that they will do the same for the Technical Editor search. Do you have someone else that you would like to add to the search committee who would help meet this criteria?
I wrote back to the committee and sent a copy to the Dean:
Dear Colleagues:

I'm offended that the Office of Equal Opportunity feels that due to the color of my skin or ethnicity (it's not clear which) I'm unable to render a decision of the same value as someone who does not share my background.

Republican National Committee and Me

They sent me a survey. I sent it back with this:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Freaky Friday Ain't Over Yet!

Still trippin'!

"Whale Song" for Modest Mouse from Bent Image Lab on Vimeo.

Freaky Friday Fantasy!

A blast from the past.

My Little Sea Horse?

Freaky Friday

Ahh. Yeah. Freaky.

CNN and me

I just sent the following off to Michele Gretch Carter of Barnes & Noble @IUPUI Bookstore:
CNN on B&N Coffee Shop TVs

Ms. Carter:

I visit your coffee shop on a daily basis and occasionally have found programs OTHER than CNN on the TVs there. I would encourage you to increase this practice, finding programs that inform the faculty, staff, and students who visit your store. CNN offers only substandard programming of questionable veracity.

Thank you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Oh, the Sweet, Sweet Snark!

This is growing to be one of my favorite blogs about one of my least favorite people:

Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog

Good stuff about a nasty, mean person.

Scarin' The White Folk

That's what our local Colts Ra-Ra Rag attempts and Roberta X critiques. Read her!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thank God The MSM Is There to Get The Facts Straight!

I haven't watched Saturday Night Live in many many many years. It had become unfunny to me a long time ago. The only way I do catch anything at all that may be broadcast from that show is when something shows up in the news. On Sunday I ran across a posting at Power Line entitled "Acceptable?" in which the question, "Is it now OK to mock President Obama?" is asked in the context of an SNL skit that surprisingly mocked President Obama. I watched some of the skit that was linked to in that posting and found that SNL is still unfunny; the skit had an actor portraying the President basically listing all the things that he has NOT accomplished. Funny? No.

Now today I see that Ace of Spades and Flopping Aces are all over how the MSM is "fact checking" that SNL skit! A fucking comedy skit! I think this drives home what a bunch of worthless sons of bitches they really are and why I don't watch TV news and am very careful about what Internet news sources I do trust to inform and not shill for Obama.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The rules are there for a reason.

It's a slippery slope once you start making exceptions to the rules. Roberta X's favorite bank has a rule that to cash a check you must supply a thumb print. No exceptions.

No thumbprint, no money, bank tells armless man

Good for them! Rules are rules.

h/t Boing Boing