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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

We went to war just to boost the white male ego
and I always thought he hadn't gone total barmy.
ORACULATIONShe's not nuts. In Blogville, that says something.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

StupidVideos • Your Web-Repository of Stupid Videos
might be the best timewaster on the web.
Helen Thomas - U.S. Treatment Of France Unjust
Haven't checked in on Grandma lately. Nice to see she's still as loony at the birds on the lake.
EARTH TO GRANDMA: We don't have to invade France. We merely tell our corporate mofos that all rules are off the US legal table when chicanery against Frenchies is the underlying drive.
Confident of his viewpoint
This is why he is one of my all-timers.... An actor with a brain connected to its senses!
About bushisms, etc.
"Somehow these easily insulted people never think of asking this simple question: Who ever proved that fluency in speech has anything to do with intelligence?"

Monday, April 28, 2003

Compressed Data: Don't Mind That Lawsuit, It's Just a Joke
Money: After a brief article about the news release appeared on the popular online site Slashdot last Friday, Mr. Sewell said he was inundated with angry e-mail messages from readers who could not discern the parody. 
Wha? Slashdotters didn't get the joke?
The Spectator.co.uk
I want this twink on a spit, and I want it done NOW. I should not have to read silly drivel like this before freakin' noon!
The Salt Lake Tribune -- Letter From the Editor
This is Shakespeare. (there are definitions available, but you go find 'em.)
Rival Seattle newspapers headed to court
Well, DUUUUH! Go loook at San Francisco, or any other place these JOA suicide packs have been enacted. They do not save the smaller member of the argeement, they just formalize the little member getting reamed.
Yahoo! News - Kid Rock, Korn's Fieldy, Bizkit's DJ Lethal On DMC's Solo Album
Kid Rock Rules. Period. It's like the Ramones or Clash. He just Rules, and if you don't get it, I can't explain it.
Yahoo! News - Jim Morrison's Parents Suing New Doors
will someone please, officially, but a bullet in the carcass of the Sixties? You're over. Go rot in your grave like a good decade should.

Friday, April 25, 2003

she got AIDS. I will bet really money.
Bush: Chirac won't soon visit ranch
WRONG! The dude obviously needs a session in the woodshed.
Castro's List
Does Robbins feel their chill?
Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Blair's secret war meetings with Clinton
Dont'dcha love the Brits! "...the Guardian can reveal."
Yeah, like you sat in for the last month.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Scroll down to Tuesday, April 22. blogspot is messed up for permalinks. (Which reminds me to figure out what the hell I'm gonna do to get this joint under better control.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Crain's New York Business
no, you guys are screwed
Neo-York, Neo-York
This has to be the best line I have ever read in an article I have ever read about how pundits work:
But it also took: Bill O’Reilly. Over the course of six-and-a-half years, Mr. O’Reilly, a former ABC and CBS and local news reporter with a brief porno career as the host of the tabloid Inside Edition, brewed an effective if incendiary cocktail of showmanship, white suburban angst, simmering class and cultural rage—and then mixed in just enough self-deprecation to show he wasn’t an absolute a-hole.
Telegraph | News | Galloway was in Saddam's pay, say secret Iraqi documents
I wish some Yanks could get caught up in this crap all these Euros are caught at. It would give the anti-war crowd some fresh ammo to keep the show rolling toward implosion.

I still have to fisk the quote running under the photo:
"I have never in my life seen a barrel of oil, let alone owned, bought or sold one."
IF THIS IS TRUE, YOU MUST have been removed from the 20th century UNTIL this moment or two in time before you uttered this statement.

You CANNOT have been alive during the OPEC hissy-fit, or had any kind of cognitive existence concerning fossil fuels since the declaration of Earth Day in 1970, to have not encountered the visual representation of an oil barrel in any visual manifestation.

You CANNOT have ever owned, leased or squatted at a domicle since you left your parents' grace if you have never bought a barrel of oil.

The prima facie case is obvious: Unless you can prove every domicile you have ever been the resident of when you were in charge of funding the operation of said residence was bereft of all oil-induced manner of energy generation, you are a schmuck. And, if a semantical game is at play, you are a worse schmuck. I worked in commodities trading, including oil, for over a decade. I never "owned, bought or sold one" either.

Investors, operating in the abstract while suppliers are under the delivery gun, deal in "futures"...the beasts gamble on where the market will move. No beast has any intention of accepting delivery of any contract they currently have in hand. They are just playing odds.

As a newly ensconced resident of a privately owned domicle, the single biggest advice I could ever give anyone looking to delve into this realm is to learn how the oil price comes flowing from the ether into your basement.

The moment I said, "you're selling spot and buying after-Iraq market months," while discussing pricing plans with a local oil company rep, he shifted back in the kitchen chair and said, "We base are prices--"
ME: "On the Merc."
REP: "Well, our cap prices reflect--"
ME: "Shit. Look, I can but the fucking oil just as easy as you. I can buy a four month contract and sit on it until October. The only problem with that is delivery and storage."

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

YellowTimes.org - "The Iraqi redemption"
So pie in the sky and egomaniacal at the same time.... Takes your breath away in its audacious smugness.
YellowTimes.org - "South America's emerging role"
good analysis; a little bit presumtive, though.
Phyllis Schlafly: Zero tolerance or zero common sense?
Her final thought is wrong: It's turning normal boys into Columbine Kids.

Monday, April 21, 2003

GOPUSA - Bobby Eberle
have no memory of how I found this, but it was an interesting read.
now remember how I got here.

Sunday, April 20, 2003

The Federalist
re-read this
Pabst Blue Ribbon: Another Winner (washingtonpost.com)
PBR is chic? Nostrodomus warned me about this...'and it shall come to pass that the idiot bastard's tastes will prevail.'
Locusts.... Can you hear the locusts? They sort of sound like loons.

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Friday, April 18, 2003

Tough Guy
Jim Sleeper is a farkin' idjit. And I want to know how I can get a gig like his.

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Yahoo! News - Penis-numbing condom helps men last longer
excuse me while I wipe the spew of hilarity from my screen.
Tom Daschle's Duty to Be Morally Coherent
Woo-hoo! A catholic bitch-slap!
A Toe in the Water
ooh! I'm incestuous!

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

YellowTimes.org - "The Iraq war's trashiest piece of propaganda"
Following the baseball motif: Shall we call this one to the carpet? It's not the first time he has annoyed us.
ESPN.com - Page2 - A real YES man
Notice I'm on a Yankees romp, eh?
Money qoute: When Toronto manager Carlos Tosca was asked if Williams is scary enough to work around, he shook his head and explained why in the one word "dangerous" before adding, "He's lurking like the shark in ‘Jaws.' "

Woo hoo!

Bernie healthy and his head is straight. Posada (5 home runs) is healthy and has no starting pitcher (Él Duqué) he needs to worry about, so he can concentrate on his defensive responsibilities. Godzilla is the Real Deal, a solid player who brings a steady glove to left field in addition to the Bomber bat he was trumpeted to be bringing to the Bronx. Tthe kid at short is filling in admirably for Jeter while the shoulder heals. And a member of the S.I. Yankees is playing in the show!
It's time to start looking for this year's Red Sox fan to do battle with this season. I have a Blue Jay fan lined up, just need the ultimate opponent to skewer to and fro.
Any takers?
Good Morning, America, by Wayne Franics - Democratic Underground
This boy is in Serious Denial; a Cluebat™ wouldn't make a dent in his noggin.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Monday, April 14, 2003

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Saturday, April 12, 2003

Friday, April 11, 2003

The Village Voice: Nation: Nat Hentoff: Vanishing Liberties by Nat Hentoff
Just bookmark Nat. Or get on the list. Always a good read.
What's with the shoes?
requires registration
Report: Apple May Buy Universal for $6B (TechNews.com)
Can Apple be preparing to bail out of the retail hardware side of the business? It would make sense; they could offer strictly status/ego hardware to the plebes, and go Silicon Graphics-style: hardcore multimedia decks for the commercial market.

Thursday, April 10, 2003

United Press International: Anti-war protesters sue Chicago
Can everybody say: "Awww. Did 'ems get your arses kicked by the big bad Man? Did 'ems think you could prance around without ramifications? Can you spell, "jackass"?
Or hapless farking asshats?

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

IT'S almost over. There will probably be one more nasty bit of business to be done in Tikrit, Soddamn Insane's hometown. Then the mopping up excursions, but I think a hell of a lot of locals will offer their services for that bit of fun. Coalition forces will politely turn their heads after explaining to the locals where to go to get reloads.
Chicago Tribune | Loss of McDonald's contract puts small printer in danger
Corporate Assholes strike again. No, not McDonald's--the print shop. They had all their eggs in one basket, and they didn't own that basket. McDonald's may be acting like a bully when it comes to the individual franchises, but the article doesn't say anything other than the printer's side of the story.

I've been in this boat. I used to have a pretty good cashflow doing desktopper stuff before everyone and their children had access to ink jet and laser printers and scanners. But that train shipped out, so I had to adapt. so does Robert Bruce. Hell, he's got the website mentioned in the article, so he should have thought about using it globally, not just for mickyD.

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Ananova - Bogus priest given away by swearing
If that's all it took, every "irish" priest who has crossed my path must have been equally bogus. So, does that mean I'm gonna be saying Hail Marys and Our Fathers for, like, forever? To make up the previous lot?

Monday, April 07, 2003

LILEKS (James) The Bleat
The lesson of Mogadishu: don’t draw any lessons from Mogadishu.
Natalie Maines Says President Remark Was A 'Joke'
Okay, so donate all gross proceeds from you Euro tour to the USO.
That would kind of make people believe your backtracking.
Annan: U.N. to Play Major Role in Rebuilding Iraq (washingtonpost.com)
Yeah, you nimrods can feed 'em, water 'em, and hold their freaking hands.
WE will keep the bastards at bay.
Let the Hacking Commence!
Initially, hack their asses. Considering their sentiments, they probably know diddly when it comes to security. Then, when they get their firewalls--and they will need multiple walls, unless their ISP is masochistic, Fisk everything they post down to the Strunk & White: grammar and usage in addition to asininity.
The Free Iraq in Our Future
Very cool: "Hong Kong, Iraq-style."
And no damn contracts about when we give it up to numbnuts.
Hope this works
French duplicity rules UN out of rebuilding Iraq
I can't wait until they start begging us to deal with their in-house Arab problems
Suzanne Fields: Madonna withdraws anti-war message
Suzanne Fields: Right Wing Boob
In her closing graf she advises the Material Girl to read something she obviosly didn't read too closely herself, because the article sited has nothing to do with her thesis.

Sunday, April 06, 2003

Saturday, April 05, 2003

The Daily Californian
more dumbass from Berkeley
‘Yellow Ribbon Rally’ planned in Fieldsboro
STATUS REPORT: Mayor locked in his own office; yellow ribbons and USA flags run riot.
Jonah Goldberg's Goldberg File on National Review Online
money qoute: "The C-130s will be able to stack up outside Baghdad like Southwest Airlines cattle cars over the Las Vegas skyline on the first Friday night of spring break. Of course, rather than carrying randy Sigma Chis from Vanderbilt University, the C-130s will be stuffed to the gills with the arsenal of democracy — food, water, medicine, and giant shiny drums of galvanized whup-ass paid for, I'm proud to say, with our tax dollars."
as Reynolds would say: "heh."
Girl beats up burglar
This is why God invented hockey sticks! Better than baseball bats at wreaking bodily havoc.
Welcome to Leavenworth, Dumbass!
"What? Joining the Marines means I might have to shoot people? no one told me about that!"

Friday, April 04, 2003

Republicans Attack Kerry on 'Regime Change' (washingtonpost.com)
Okay, I'm not sure...are you a Mick? or are you a Jew? Do you want us blowing then up? Or are you a whore?

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Prankster Devastates Flagstaff Family With False News Of Death
THIS is why we beat the New Hippy Shits to a bloody pulp.
Joel Mowbray on Asan Akbar on National Review Online
BANG! SLAM! burn these fuckers off our shores

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Phyllis Schlafly: What college catalogs don't reveal
Welcome to the Thirteenth Grade!
why am I getting the feeling this season is gonna be brutal on the nerves? First Fathead and his asinine book, and now DJ goes down on Opening Day. I'm gonna need Pepto by the busload.