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A blogger I have come to respect, The Curtal Friar, got us into a pickle by coming up with a pretty darned good composite offensive name for a video game that should be made (and would be if I were king) along the lines of Tea Party Zombies Must Die (but in stark contrast to the philosophy implied by TPZMD).

You want to hear what he helped spawn?  Of course you do!  And if you can come up with something – some niggling little tweak- that makes the title of the fictitious game sizzle more than it already does then you will be a winner and your name will be read by literal tens of people.

Twilight Of The Undocumented Cheesing Gay Afro-Chinese Chainsaw-Wielding Diaper-Wearing Midget-Mafia-Zombie-Mime Stuttering Tea Party Apocalypse Priests From Tijuana

That gives me shivers right up to the point where my brain swells and shuts down.  No, I’m sure the title doesn’t make complete sense, but I’m not one to judge after looking at it and having so many brain-swellings today.

Update:  Speaking of “Twilight” – the source of the inspiration for the beginning of the above title – there really is too much importance put on that shite.  How does nature say “Lock her up forever and lose the damn keyThis is how.

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In the “We’ve Got New Stoopid Technology” category…

The fuel cell inside PowerTrekk is a completely passive system. Without fans or pumps, the fuel cell silently converts hydrogen into electricity via its Proton Exchange Membrane.

The chemistry process is safe, controllable and eco-friendly, and the only bi-product from the fuel cell is a little water vapor. To operate, hydrogen must be supplied to the fuel cell, and the fuel cell must be exposed to the open air.

The fuel cell charger is electronic waste and will be part of an industry program for recycling. The fuel pack is part of an industry program for reusing its materials and is made of coated can materials which prevent corrosion and leakage of chemicals.

Oooh, only a little water vapor!  Wow!  And, uh… where are you getting the hydrogen?  Oh, only a little water vapor and coal-originated carbon dioxide from the process to break down water into oxygen and hydrogen.  Oh, and only a little water vapor, carbon dioxide, and mercury from the coal burning process.

Wait.  You say there are multiple sources of hydrogen?  Really?

Since the hydrogen fuel can be supplied from several alternative sources, the system is “flexifuel”.

Ok.  Name them.  Tell me what they are.

Still waiting.

Ok, I read through their site to the point where I got really bored and I still get hung up on this part:

The chemistry process is safe and eco-friendly, and the only by-product from the fuel cell is a little water vapor.

I’m sure that hydrogen-to-electrons is safe and friendly.  I totally buy that.  Really, I do.   But I don’t believe that you’re getting a free lunch in getting that hydrogen, and I don’t believe that if you close the loop and account for where all that golden-chewy-nougaty-goodness absolutely pure energy came from, that all you spin off is a little water vapor.

But fine… if what we’re really talking about is a cool portable power source, like batteries, then that is totally cool, and in fact they are mega-super-cool.  I even think they’re pretty damned neat.  But please don’t spin it to make it sound like you are cheap-and-clean zero-point-energy-mavericks and the eco-paladins of the world.

I’m not saying the power packs are comparable to the CFL in any way/shape/form.  But the simple “don’t think so hard, trust us, apples and chihuahuas can be compared one-to-one” kind of ridiculousness is similar.  You don’t get to say “Hey, CFL’s are great because they use less wattage” when the total KWH from cradle to grave is much worse.  How we all got screwed by CFL’s.

Lighting expert Lucy Martin told the Daily Express, which is crusading for a referendum to pull Britain out of the EU: “The carbon footprint of manufacturing, distribution and disposal of a compact fluorescent bulb is far greater than the energy usage of a standard bulb.”

Really?  You don’t say…

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Keeping in mind that every technology is spun and nothing is free, this is kind of cool – transparent solar panels.

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If we’re going to keep coming back to energy, let’s go over to SOYLENT GREEN’s and look at the state of retrograde warming, shall we?   (pretty sure it was safe for work as of ten minutes ago)

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Deus Ex update:  If it were not for the boss fights it would be the best FPS, finally knocking the original Deus Ex out of the #1 spot after more than a decade.  But it has them so it didn’t.  Bummage.

Guns don't kill people. Compromised robots with guns kill people.

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The definition of Irony is to arrive at the same ultimate end but by a manner you could never have foreseen.

You got a headache and you’re going to the drugstore for some ibuprofen.  On the way, your car gets run over,  killing you… by an ibuprofen supplier truck.  THAT is irony.

My goal was to have the flames be in the shapes of little demons – Gore, Briffa, Mann – all running around trying to put it out but only lighting more fires.

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Update on the Mexican Invasion of our United States….

On Thursday, about 200 Mexican-American students walked out of class in protest of the flag clothing incident. Members of the group waved the Mexican flag and said they were marching for respect and unity. They also demanded the school suspend the boys who wore the U.S. flag-adorned clothing.

I say:

1)  You are either Mexican or you are American

2)  Get your damned flag out of my country

3)  If you want my respect, have some respect for my nation and my flag – and see #2, above

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Inscrutable Half-Breed passed on this link – a Cracked.com article about how The Karate Kid has irrevocably ****ed up our lives.   There’s truth to it.  Because of these blindingly unrealistic portrayals of adversity, we’re freaked out when we find that success is hard.  Here’s part of his wisdom exactly as it dribbled out in congealing HTML on his site.

I really think Effort Shock has been one of the major drivers of world events. Think about the whole economic collapse and the bad credit bubble. You can imagine millions of working types saying, “All right, I have NO free time. I work every day, all day. I come home and take care of the kids. We live in a tiny house, with two shitty cars. And we are still deeper in debt every single month.” So they borrow and buy on credit because they have this unspoken assumption that, dammit, the universe will surely right itself at some point and the amount of money we should have been making all along (according to our level of effort) will come raining down.

All of it comes back to having those massively skewed expectations of the world. Even the people you think of as pessimists, they got their pessimism by continually seeing the world fail to live up to their expectations, which only happened because their expectations were grossly inaccurate in the first place.  – Dr. David Wong

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Eco-tards continue to impress me with their skills at accomplishing absolutely nothing.

French University builds 11,000 MPG car.

Of course you shouldn’t expect to see anything like Team Polyjule’s car in showrooms anytime soon. The tight-fitting car is worn like clothing more than sat in, and has virtually no practical applications, as is. The idea behind the competition, which was first held in 1939, is drive innovation in new automotive technologies, and get people excited about fuel efficiency.

Oh yeah.  Rah.  Rah.  Rah.

That “as-is” qualifier sounds a lot like a teenager who realizes what he’s saying is a horribly stupid idea and is stealthily trying to build in exit strategies if someone calls him out on how utterly moronic his suggestion is.

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Mickey Rourke – always has been a favorite of mine.

He told Parade.com: “It was important for me to put that aside and go, ‘You know what? This is a business. If you kiss the right a*s and you get lucky on a movie or two, you could last 10 years.’ So, now, I just keep my mouth shut and pet my chihuahuas.”

Is “pet my chihuahuas” a euphemism?

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Wow, hysteria taken from a different tack.

Potentially deadly fungus spreading in US, Canada

21 Americans have gotten it in four years.  25% mortality.

Oh dear.  Let’s see what we get if we use rough numbers… 25 out of say… 25 million… that is 0.0001%  Cripes, even if you use 250,000 people that’s still only 0.01%.

And Reuter’s subtitle?

Climate change may aid its spread

Oh for the love of Dog.  Are we such pussies that we’ve lost all connection to reality?  Let’s talk the Spanish Flu if we want to talk about something scary.

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I’m a frickin’ genius then.

VIOLENT videogames like Call of Duty and Resident Evil can make you smarter, new research suggests. The Sun reported the study said shoot-to-kill videogames improved quick-thinking and made players more able to cope with the demands of modern life.

It refutes claims videogames turn teenagers into violent criminals – and argues parents should encourage their kids to enjoy a bit of virtual blood-and-guts.

I’m a hell of a lot less violent than a large number of religion-of-peace followers offended by a cartoon of Mohammed with a bomb in his hair.

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Here’s a guy who is such a sad sack of sh*t it’s not even worth beating him up.

An Army veteran who prosecutors say bilked the U.S. government by faking paralysis to get disability benefits and avoid being deployed to Iraq was sentenced Friday to 6 1/2 years in prison and ordered to repay more than $300,000.

Jeffrey Rush, 27, apologized at times tearfully to U.S. District Judge William Stiehl, who handed down the prison term prosecutors had requested.

“I hope you will use the time in prison to learn to conduct yourself in an honest way once you are out,” Stiehl, 84, told Rush, who stood straight in his cream-colored suit, yellow shirt and striped tie.

I rather wish he’d been tried in a military court because that’s who he’s offended/wronged the most but I confess I don’t know how these situations work.  What a slap to the guys and gals who are doing what is right.

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Almost as ridiculous as crying over the death of a tree… Bertha Lewis demonizes Tea Party people.  Yes.  Yes, that’s right… we’re all drooling rabid racists.  That’s it, Bertha.  You’ve figured us out – we are so transparent.

This, coming from a woman whose only use for me is a source of money for her and like-minded people – that’s the only use she has for me because she’s deemed that since I believe in the need for change in government that I’m a racist.

This is not rhetoric or hyperbole — this is real,” Lewis said. “This rise of this Tea Party so-called movement — bowel movement in my estimation — and this blatant uncovering and ripping off the mask of racism.  – ACORN’s Bertha Lewis

I love this part…

During the address, Lewis praised the group’s members for calling themselves socialists, and warned that undefined forces are plotting their doom.

Undefined forces?  Doesn’t she mean the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

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If there has ever been a stinkier crock of shit, I’ve not seen it.

Tea Partiers, the Obama administration is on your side.

That’s been the message from the White House over the past few days, as top officials dispute charges that Washington is on a spending binge and encourage conservative protesters to count their blessings.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, when asked about the Tea Party protests, said in an interview Sunday that the Obama administration is paying more attention to deficit and spending concerns than the Bush administration did.

“We’ve just been through eight years where many people said deficits don’t matter. We can pass huge tax cuts, pass huge new programs without paying for them. That debate has changed fundamentally,” Geithner said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“You don’t hear people say anymore deficits don’t matter. You don’t hear people saying we can pass enormous expansions in government without paying for it. That’s an important change.”

WTF?

And President Obama said at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday that Tea Party activists should “be saying thank you” to him for the tax cuts passed by his administration.

The gall.

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cbullitt provided the link below.

UCAR – blatantly resonating.

Current observational tools cannot account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years, according to a “Perspectives” article in this week’s issue of Science.

WTH???


“The heat will come back to haunt us sooner or later,” says NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth, the lead author. “The reprieve we’ve had from warming temperatures in the last few years will not continue. It is critical to track the build-up of energy in our climate system so we can understand what is happening and predict our future climate.”

They need to track the energy so they can understand what is happening and predict our future climate – BUT – we seem to know exactly how long Thermageddon will take.  Which is it?

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Our father figure continues to dispense with some of his vast reserves of wisdom.

Just more proof that he and the dems just don’t get it.

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Shocking.

Sorry there hasn’t been a lot of stuff posted lately.  Been working very late hours.  I have been working on a graphic for cbullitt which piques my interest because I’m having to learn a lot to do it.  We’ll see how it turns out.

But real quick…

If Bush had done this there would have been calls for crucifixion.  Obama announces plan for offshore drilling.

I still say the prudent thing to do is use OTHER people’s resources, even at a higher price and preserve local resources.  I take the LONG view of petroleum usage…  and there’s no telling when you may need resources that are blocked off everywhere else.

Just sayin’.

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I’m SHOCKED.

It looks bad.  I’m not surprised.  How are they going to spin this, I wonder?  Perhaps they’ll flip and say “Well, we guess our data was better after all because obviously global warming is real.”  I mean, just look at polar bear rings and drowning trees for proof.

NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA’s data “was more accurate” than other climate-change data sets, NASA’s Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said “the National Climatic Data Center’s procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate,” admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.

“My recommendation to you is to continue using NCDC’s data for the U.S. means and [East Anglia] data for the global means,” Ruedy told the reporter.

And then…

“The different groups have cooperated in a very friendly way to try to understand different conclusions when they arise,” said Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in the same 2007 e-mail thread. Earlier this month, in an updated analysis of the surface temperature data, GISS restated that the separate analyses by the different agencies “are not independent, as they must use much of the same input observations.”

A “very friendly way” is a nice way of saying “we colluded to support each other”.

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With his lower lip stuck out and a petulant glare, Dr. Lovelock gave a snippy interview with The Guardian.

“I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change,” said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. “The inertia of humans is so huge that you can’t really do anything meaningful.”

Yet individuals such as himself are enlightened beyond the rest of us 6 billion people with vastly inferior minds.  Good for you, doc.  Go blow a goat.

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will smell just as sweet as long as you are not a climate bedwetter with his head up his ass.

But when your head is up your ass the winds of change are generally scented with flatulence and excrement.  Same for flowers, ice caps, polar bears, and any other thing totally whinged about by the hysteria-mongers.  They’re all going to smell like excretia.

I imagine Gore hasn’t smelled anything good for a decade or more.

Yes, I’m in a mood when it comes to libtards and eco-terrorists.  Sue me.

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Goddamned liar.

Everyone will have five days to look at every piece of legislation that crosses his desk, unless it’s something that can’t stand scrutiny, in which case we’ll just move it along.

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Speaking of excretia… enough said.

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Anger over the health care bill… I get it.  I understand, I really do.  But calling for people to take out the president?  That’s stupid on so many levels it’s painful to watch.  Let’s just keep counterproductive idiots like this locked in the back room until they shut their mouths and calm down.  Talk about Poor Impulse Control.

Impeachment is a great solution but it has about a 1 in 400,000,000 chance of ever succeeding, even less for voting in health care.  Far better to vote out the dems this election and leave the man politically toothless.

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THIS is why we don’t try terrorists anywhere near a civilian judge.

Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Detainee With Ties to 9/11 Attacks

Monday, March 22, 2010

WASHINGTON —  A suspected Al Qaeda organizer once called “the highest value detainee” at Guantanamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday.

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report of helping recruit Mohammed Atta and other members of the Al Qaeda cell in Hamburg, Germany, that took part in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Military prosecutors suspected Slahi of links to other Al Qaeda operations, and considered seeking the death penalty against him while preparing possible charges in 2003 and 2004.

U.S. District Judge James Robertson granted Slahi’s petition for habeas corpus, effectively finding the government lacked legal grounds to hold him. The order was classified, although the court said it planned to release a redacted public version in the coming weeks.

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Hey, I’m all for symbolic gestures but not when they’re such a friggin’ waste of time.

Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) plan bills seeking to repeal health reform as was finally passed by the House yesterday, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) plans a similar bill in the Senate.  – Michael O’Brien, The Hill.com

Yeah, this is a constructive use of your time guys.  Not 24 hours after the vote that spit in the eye of what the US is really about, do you think it’s going to make any difference at all?

I also heard on NPR (I listen because I wish to know my enemy) one of the commenters say that the rest of the world (particularly Europe) cannot understand after looking at our health care system why so many of us are happy with it exactly as it already is.

Why it is because we like to have government OUT OF OUR LIVES.  That’s why we broke from England, you twits.

Of course some like that kind of control, especially when they wield it.  Could I perhaps be speaking of liberals?  Yeahyoubetcha.

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I’m sure the term is very loosely applied.

Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

“Most powerful woman in 100 years?” “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer asked Pelosi today, citing a Brown University professor. Pelosi, maintaining the smiling poker player’s mask that is her trademark, paused for a moment before saying brightly, “That sounds good.”

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Update #1:

Many of you may die horribly, but it is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue’s massive role in this election year.

What she should do is to promise to step down if even one demo loses his or her seat.  That’d show me her resolve.  Anything else is pure bitchery.

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Just like another freak unpredicted snowstorm, along comes the high prophet Gore to whip the disillusioned back into fighting shape.  Thanks  to the NYT for providing the stage.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28gore.html

I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion. But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, the crisis is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer.

Look up “egregious”.

But the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes. What is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged. It is also worth noting that the panel’s scientists — acting in good faith on the best information then available to them — probably underestimated the range of sea-level rise in this century, the speed with which the Arctic ice cap is disappearing and the speed with which some of the large glacial flows in Antarctica and Greenland are melting and racing to the sea.

This is exactly the opposite of what we have observed.  Does he expect that all he has to do is open his mouth and people believe?

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Something is really truly and scarily wrong.

A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

You IDIOTS.  You are supposed to think this!  You were never supposed to stop thinking it.  That’s why the Founders wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights as they did.

Government has ALWAY represented a threat to your rights and freedoms.  That was recognized two hundred plus years ago.

God, when did IQ’s drop precipitously?

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Speaking of unsafe governments

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that President Barack Obama’s historic health care drive was closer to passage after a high-stakes summit with Republicans opposed to the overhaul.

As Democrats wrestled with how best to push the ambitious legislation forward, Pelosi said the unusual seven-hour talks on Thursday “made a difference, and it moved us closer to passing a bill.”

“We are determined that we are going to pass health-care reform,” said the speaker.

C.L. Gray, M.D. had a fantastic observation…

Given that President Obama’s plan has held on to the support of only one in four Americans, why did he begin the summit by refusing to honor Senator Alexander’s request to take reconciliation off the table? In effect, within the first few minutes, the president essentially told Republicans they must either agree with his plan, or he would ram current legislation through the Senate with 51 votes. The chance to start over with a clean sheet of paper and build on areas of agreement—the entire concept of a summit—was never a real possibility.

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There is a hugely clear link between sunscreen and cancer – 90-something percent of people who have cancer have used sunscreen at one point or another in their lives.  With that kind of correlation, what’s to debat?  So if you do a bit of thinking, it’s obvious that man’s pollution leads to global warming which leads to more sunscreen use which will then kill us.  Sunscreen is bad.

You’re probably thinking – “Oh LK’s on drugs again.”  And you’d be right, but I didn’t make this up.  These people really are full members of the culture that pisses themselves at the sight of their own shadow.

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I am not making this up.

CLIMATE scientists yesterday stunned Britons suffering the coldest winter for 30 years by claiming last month was the ­hottest January the world has ever seen.

The remarkable claim, based on global satellite data, follows Arctic temperatures that brought snow, ice and travel chaos to millions in the UK.

As usual, if there is error, it will be biased towards whichever side will result in the most research dollars flowing back to the scientists holding their hands out.

At the height of the big freeze, the entire country was blanketed in snow. But Australian weather expert Professor Neville Nicholls, of Monash University in Melbourne, said yesterday: “January, according to satellite data, was the hottest January we’ve ever seen.

“Last November was the hottest November we’ve ever seen. November-January as a whole is the hottest November-January the world has seen.” Veteran ­climatologist Professor Nicholls was speaking at an online climate change briefing, added: “It’s not warming the same everywhere but it is really quite challenging to find places that haven’t warmed in the past 50 years.”

Not so challenging when the data is weighted and homogenized, you twit.

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Taliban killing themselves as they plant IED’s.  Aw, too bad.

Up to 20 are thought to have died planting Improvised Explosive Devices.

They were racing to plant the IEDs before the Allied offensive Operation Moshtarak. The triggers on the IEDs have become so sensitive the terrorists are accidentally detonating them as they hide them.

Doesn’t that just break your heart?

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Global Warming is getting thick here in Michigan.

It’s only 8-9 inches.  But I hate this heavy wet snowy snow stuff.  I’m reduced to watching Cruel Wife run the snowblower – which REALLY gets under my skin.  It’s not right.  It’s like wimmen running a BBQ.

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Terrible thing to be born w/o a spine because you get egged on by your friends to go kick some old guy’s ass, and get yours whupped instead.  Terrible thing to be beset upon like that just because you threatened an old guy with bodily harm several times.  What’s this racist world coming to?  Can’t a brother just kick some cracker’s ass for sayin’ something he don’t like the sound of?

Note:  That was meant to be sarcastically mocking.

Guess not.  Thanks Gaius at the magicnegrowatch.blogspot.com for posting that (and for Amusing Bunni for bringing it to light).

Read Gaius’ mission statement:

I am not a Republican, I am a Conservative and I have this never ending nagging distrust of liberals, particularly white liberals. White liberals are a bunch of phony socially retarded trifling people who lack even the most basic form of common sense. My blog is my tiny little weapon against liberal nonsense and stupidity. If you find this blog offensive, then you are exactly the type of individual who needs to be reading it. If you have the guts to confront a black man who does not follow the liberal prescription for success in America by bitching and whining about how much the government should “care” then make your voice heard. It’s easy to visit and hang out on a blog where only people of one particular political persuasion congregate and where your narrow little myopic view is appreciated and accepted. If you are a liberal and particularly if you are white try and educate yourself to something other than what you were taught at some university by some idiot Birkenstock wearing professor. All black people don’t think alike I’m living proof. Contact me at negrovillesnoop@yahoo.com

I do so like a guy who isn’t afraid to be who the hell he wants to be!  And I am doubly happy that he goes out of his way to make the distinction between Republican and Conservative.  Well played, Sir, well played.

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We’ll do it in the spirit of bipartisanship unless you disagree with us in which case we’ll sink you.

In the course of unveiling Obama’s new health reform proposal on a conference call with reporters this morning, White House advisers made it clearer than ever before: If the GOP filibusters health reform, Dems will move forward on their own and pass it via reconciliation.

The assertion, which is likely to spark an angry response from GOP leaders, ups the stakes in advance of the summit by essentially daring Republicans to try to block reform.

“The President expects and believes the American people deserve an up or down vote on health reform,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said on the call.  -   theplumline.whorunsgov.com

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My chest SWELLS with pride.

My seven year old daughter raised her hand in class yesterday and corrected the teacher, telling her that Global Warming isn’t real.

Gosh I love that little girl to death.

HA-HA-HA-hahahahahahaha!

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cbullitt passed this on, from Frank J. at IMAO.  I told him that if just one good thing happened to me today, it was receiving that quote.

It’s like Massachusetts just abandoned Ted Kennedy in a car at the bottom of a river.

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Amazing. It just keeps a-squirting out.

Head of IPCC and director gen. of TERI scrambling.

Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and director general of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Dehli, India, said this week that the U.N. body was studying how its 2007 report to the United Nations derived information that led to its famous conclusion: that the glaciers will melt by 2035.

Study?  The IPCC isn’t going to be studying while they are on spin-cycle.  There’s dirty laundry to be done, lads!

Today, the IPCC issued a statement offering regret for the poorly vetted statements. “The Chair, Vice-Chairs, and Co-chairs of the IPCC regret the poor application of well-established IPCC procedures,” the statement says, though it goes short of issuing a full retraction or reprinting the report.

Criminal minds always regret being caught.  They don’t regret the act.

Pachauri told Reuters on Monday that the group was looking into the issue, and planned to “take a position on it in the next two or three days.”

Already took a stand, didn’t you fellas?

The IPCC’s 2007 report, simply titled AR4, claimed that “glaciers in the Himalayas are receding faster than in any other part of the world, and if the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high if the Earth keeps warming at the current rate.”

Polar ice is also disappearing at a frightening rate and polar bears are having to commute further and further.  Or so goes the rumor.

Contacted by FoxNews.com at TERI, officials would not respond to a request for additional comment. IPCC is expected to withdraw the report’s claim eventually.

Yep, that report will be withdrawn… oh.. say perhaps 2035?

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Did IQ’s drop precipitously over the last 25 years?

Snow Will Be Trucked In for Some Olympic Events in Vancouver

VANCOUVER —  Olympic organizers say they will truck in snow for the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at Cypress Mountain.

The forecast for the week ahead suggests there will be no new snow for the mountain on Vancouver’s north shore, nor will it get cold enough to make any…

[snip]

Cathy Priestner Allinger, executive vice president …

[snip] … says they are not planning to have snow.

Contingency plans are now being rolled out which include using straw and wood to take the place of snow to build the base for the courses.

VANCOUVER?

Oh yeah… the NEXT winter Olympics will be held in Jamaica.  Never mind that snow isn’t ever seen there, because it’s all about being fair.

For cryin’ out loud.

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But, it is draining.  Slowly.  In some places, just not California.  Let’s hope the lancing wasn’t too late and was deep enough to do some good.

Note:  Please don’t e:mail me about the missing ‘r’ in ‘anthropomorphic’.  I know it isn’t there, and when I tried fixing it, somehow I still saved the wrong version.  Too late to do it again tonight.  I’ll fix it tomorrow night.


As much as I love the Danes, being a goodly chunk Danish by ancestry, after this AGW thing which still leaves a nasty infected feeling in my mouth, I tend to emphasize the German side of my heritage.  I mean, crap, what the hell were they thinking?

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Proof that our country is toast.

James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the beauty of the alien world Pandora. On the fan forum site “Avatar Forums,” a topic thread entitled “Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible,” has received more than 1,000 posts from people experiencing depression and fans trying to help them cope.

If this isn’t one of the most truly pathetic things I’ve read in a long time…

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Perhaps it was over at Aardvarks and Asshats or Soylent Green, but sometime last week someone mentioned listening to idjits like AlGore.  I had said I’d try to dig up a photo where I had to be in DC and was strongarmed into not leaving the luncheon as Sen. Kerry came in to speak.  I had thought it was AlGore but it was Ketchup hisself.  See what old age gets you?  A memory like a sieve.

Here’s me, expressing my joy at being there and basking in his glow.  To be fair, he’s not a bad speaker if you don’t listen too carefully, otherwise I’d have blown chunks all over my colleagues.

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Oh, Hell.

Update:

Global Warming is all over the ground here and apparently it is really screwing things up for folks globally.  Except Polar Bears, apparently.

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cbullitt thinks he is going to hell for this.

He’d better make space on the benches next to him.

The funeral for a 70-year-old retired priest and green campaigner who died after cycling through the snow to the World Climate Change Summit has been held.

It is not clear to me whether he died in his sleep as a result of the ride or whether he did the ride and later died of natural causes.

http://itdontmakesense.blogspot.com/2010/01/ok-heres-rule-no-jokes-allowed-about.html

After reading more, he did arrive safely w/o medical fanfare, he just croaked while at a Global Warming Conference in the middle of a blizzard.  That’s all.

Really.

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Well, I personally think a lot of Dems might be going to hell for THIS themselves.  Dem Ben Nelson just shines and outs himself to be the sack of shit that he truly is.

The memo, written by McMaster Chief of Staff Trey Walker, explains that Nelson told McMaster that the Medicaid deal had not been his idea, and that the same Medicaid exemption would be extended to other states.

Senator Nelson insisted that he had not asked for the Cornhusker Kickback to be placed in the U.S. Senate version of the health care bill to secure his vote. Senator Nelson told the attorney general that it was simply a ‘marker’ placed in the U.S. Senate version of the bill and assured the attorney general that it would be ‘fixed,’ says the memo.

The document goes on to say: “Senator Nelson said it would be ‘fixed’ by extending the Cornhusker Kickback (100% federal payment) on Medicaid to every state.”  - Politico

Call off the dogs” isn’t “reaching out”, sorry.  It is either a plea for help or a threat.

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It was supposed to be a slam dunk.  Float in using god-like powers, turn on the god-like charisma, and give a god-like speech… and the rabble would flock to his benevolent god-like loins.

Oopsie, guess not.

Stole the graphic shamelessly from Soylent Green – read more about it there.

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I am not supporting domestic violence, but there is such thing as freak accident.  What if he had tripped and his hand hit her there?  Three years in jail seems a tad excessive since by no means could you reasonably expect to kill someone with a remote nor would you ever have reason to believe that it might even be possible.

Paul Harvey, 46, killed Gloria Laguna by a fluke chance after the remote struck her on a weak artery near her neck.

The 48-year-old died from a massive brain hemorrhage as Harvey tried to give her the kiss of life.

Harvey, an electrical engineer of Euston, central London, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in March.

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Dedicated to LC Aggie Sith over at Hookers and Booze because LCAS’s enthusiasm was the impetus I needed to do this graphic… recognize it, even.

Here ya go, Aggie.  Contrast is low so it doesn’t look like much until you do open it.

Gets bigger if you click on it.

Sidebar ready (or shovel-ready) is a smaller size… 237 by something-or-other, but I don’t know if I’m going to add it.  It’s okayyyy, but… to me… meh.  It loses a lot when squeezed.  I’ll try it.  Look over at the right, see what you think.

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