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Update:

So why is it that the liberals and liberal media were all fired up about releasing WikiLeaks info that is damaging/embarrassing to the US Gov’t and troops/operatives – YET – when it involves pics of Osama bin Laden they suddenly get all concerned?

Anyone want to take a guess as to how many layers there will be in the finally-released pic of Osama bin Laden?

President Barack Obama is reluctant to make public images of the body because it is bloodied and badly wounded, and a perceived lack of respect for the dead could lead to a backlash.  – Daily Mail (dot co dot uk)

That was a rhetorical question.  We all know damn well why.
Update #2:
Rogers told CBS News he has seen a post-mortem photo.

“The risks of release outweigh the benefits,” he said. “Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East.”  – CBSNews

Well, we should just never publish pics of politicians, the space shuttle, or accidents/floods because the world will just claim it’s all doctored anyway.  I can’t think of a more bullsh*t excuse.

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A quick time-out to enjoy life with an anecdote.

My daughter, who is 8 going on 14,  has made it painfully clear that she detests chicken nuggets.  What’s not to like?  Bits of chicken flesh glued together with Transglutaminase, then breaded, and fried… yum!   You can glue chicken to scallops to beef with Transglutaminase – it’s neat stuff.    Turducken would become easier.  Sealing stuffed pork chops or chicken kiev.

But anyway, Cruel Wife brought home the food and whispers to me “Well, she’s just going to have to be disappointed and put out – all I could find were the big nugget patties”.   A flash of inspiration and I yelled “KIDS!  WHO WANT’S CHICKEN STEAKS FOR DINNER?”

A chorus went up:  I DO!  I DO!!

And I cut their steaks up into nugget-sized bites and they ate the exact same thing without a hitch.  Ate it all, in fact.

I leaned over to Cruel Wife and said “Who’s the Genius?  Who’s the Genius?”

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US Army Corps of Engineers blows up levee, flooding 130,000 acres of farmland – putting 100 homes in farmland underwater to save a town of 2800.

Tough decisions.

Bullsh*t.  I want to know why our gov’t is making these decisions.  You don’t decide “I’m going to save this/these town/homes/businesses by wiping out that farming community” via some sort of social calculus.  You say “Pity this town didn’t work harder at protecting itself, let’s see if we can help them.”

You don’t say “Well, the farm levee river level was cresting anyway, so let’s help it along.”   YOU DO NO HARM.  YOU HELP IF YOU’RE CALLED ON TO HELP.

Jeez, this steams my clams.

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Only in Portland, Oregon.

But I suppose if you’re single and don’t want much space, 360 sq feet is economical and not too bad.  It is like a loft.  One of my favorite movies – The Fifth Element – touches that kind of idea.  A 40 foot shipping container is roughly 310 square feet… I’d do it, now that I think about it.   Interesting uses out there.

And the more I look at it… that must have been what they were thinking when they filmed T5E.

Maybe you even make it so it could be sealed, add pontoons, and chain the sucker to something… Army-Corps-of-Engineer-proof housing.

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