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Archive for July 11th, 2008

Last two days were fairly serious.  I’m all out of serious and so you will have a Psychotic Friday posting.

Mrs. Peel was my Muse.  She got the ball rolling and combined with having a relatively clear head from less opiates (just a wee bit and muscle relaxants) I was able to think complete chains of thought.

Oh yeah!  Clarity, I treasure thee!

Puncture Chronicles

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Have you had a day like this recently?  Me, too.

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Absolute Moral Authority has a fun jab a Globular Worming.

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Huh.  That’s different.  Got a mention in Tailrank.com.  Don’t know whether that’s something that just happens at random to everyone (like getting food poisoning) or whether that is something cool.  Well, it sure ain’t like Michelle Malkin stopped by.  I’d probably glow for a week.  🙂

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Found this parody of the Last Supper

Probably heretical, but I’ll take the chance.  It’s funny.  There’s lots more at that site.

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Looks like the G8 has proven that they are just a bunch of limp tools, as they can’t even do something stupid with anything approaching convicted authority.  Man, I wish someone could get through to them that the issue is far from a “done deal”.  Gobular Worming is still open for debate if it isn’t already dead.

Our leaders are in carbon-cloud cuckoo land

By Christopher Booker
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 10/07/2008

For a perfect example of what is meant by “gesture politics” – an empty pledge given solely for effect, which the politician has no hope of honouring – one could not do better than this week’s commitment by the G8 leaders on how they want us to fight climate change.

Sitting on their cloud-wreathed Japanese mountain top, they solemnly agreed that, to halt global warming, their countries would aim by 2050 to halve their emissions of carbon dioxide.

A tiny indication of the fact that they didn’t really have a clue what they were talking about was a slip by Japan’s prime minister, Yasuo Fukuda, when he had to be corrected for announcing that the CO2 cut would be measured from “1990 levels”.

Even when he amended this to “present-day levels”, he was merely spouting empty words into the oriental air.

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Can people really be so thin skinned that they read insult into anything, including things that have nothing to do with them?  Yep.  I don’t see this as a racial issue.  I see this as an issue where someone feels the need for attention and to beat someone they don’t like over the head with ridiculous accusations.

Texas County Official Sees Race in Term ‘Black Hole’

DALLAS —  What do “black hole,” “angel food cake,” and “devil’s food cake” have in common?

They’re all racist terms, says a Dallas County, Texas, official.

A county commissioners’ meeting this week over traffic tickets turned into a tense discussion over race when one commissioner said the county’s collections office was like a certain astronomical phenomenon.

“It sounds like Central Collections has become a black hole,” Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said during the Monday meeting.

One black official demanded an apology, and Commissioner John Wiley Price, who also is black, said that type of language is unacceptable.

At the meeting, Mayfield said he intended his comments to be taken in the context of the scientific meaning, and became upset that he was being misunderstood.

In astronomy, the term black hole refers to a star that has collapsed upon itself, creating something so dense and small that it does not have any physical properties besides a gravitational force so great that even light cannot escape its pull.

Later, Price told MyFOXdfw.com that he believed it and other terms were racist.

“So if it’s ‘angel food cake,’ it’s white. If it’s ‘devil’s food cake,’ it’s black. If you’re the ‘black sheep of the family,’ then you gotta be bad, you know. ‘White sheep,’ you’re okay. You know?” Price said.

Price said people should watch their words when it comes to stereotypes.  [More…]

I’m having a hard time believing that these gripes are really the most pressing thing on this his mind and really going to be taken seriously by anyone.  In particular the gentleman he is accusing said “he intended his comments to be taken in the context of the scientific meaning”.  That is the ONLY meaning of the term “black hole”… unless of course, you are uneducated and spoiling for something to gripe about.  Civil rights workers died for far more important issues than this guy is quibbling about.

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I am 100% absolutely reasonably somewhat convinced that you might care to lackadasically consider being interested in such a thing as a Thing in a Jar.

I have absolutely zero idea why I included that in this post.

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