December 28, 2008

Monday, December 29 (Updated)


  • Big Brother from Oregon: Governor would like to track, tax and watch drivers from orbit.

  • Best Snarky Headline of the Day: Jets pound Hamas, earn spot in playoffs

  • Dave Barry does The Year in Review. "Gasoline hit $4 a gallon -- and those were the good times."

  • Ordinary Americans Ahead of Government in Funny Money Creation. Obama to Close Gap: Bogus money goes mainstream "Counterfeiting arrests in the USA jumped 28% this year over 2007."

  • Ah, tolerance: U.N. divided over gay rights declaration If you want to wait for Gay Rights Organizations to picket the UN like they picket the Mormon Church, pack a lunch.

  • Happy Days Are Here Again: "By July, we will come to feel that 2009 will be one of the most upbeat years in our history, as what used to be the news media∗ begins to get behind America and report on all the mysteriously wonderful things that are suddenly taking place." -- Victor Hanson - Life at New Animal Farm Won't Be All That Bad

  • Aussie Dave @ IsraellyCool brings you the best, constantly updated reports on Israel's War on Hamas: Operation Cast Lead Monday Dec 29th | Israellycool

  • Big Red Nuts: Russia comes out against bombing or invading neighboring territories.

  • The Great Chain of (Liberal) Being: "1. Above everything were two classes of entity: enlightened, anointed liberals who had "the vision" -- i.e., those who constructed the Great Chain of Being naturally put themselves at the top -- and Gaea Herself...." - Big Lizards

  • "Detroit and Michigan have followed classic liberal policies of treating businesses as prey, rather than as assets." -- Thomas Sowell - Postponing reality Seattle tried this with Boeing. Boeing moved. Seattle lost. Did it learn? Noooooo

    Got Cash?

  • Good news subject to improvement: 'Hamas chief of staff may be dead' [Waiting for the update: "is Dead"]

  • Jawa Report on top of breaking news as always: T Sarah Palin Linked to Weapons Theft
    These new allegations against Sarah Palin follow right on the heels of her disreputable involvement in a drunken driving case. Republican Sarah Palin's daughter's baby's father's mother's blood alcohol level, while driving, allegedly exceeded 0.08. Legal and legislative action against Republican Sarah Palin awaits final resolution of her daughter's baby's father's mother's case.

  • Non-Attack of the Four Clawed Mutant Lobster @ Zooillogix.

  • Amazon just got bigger than ever, and we don't mean the river in Africa: neo-neocon

  • Why our "official"contemporary art is just one urine sample after another: These days, the art world places a great premium on novelty. But here's the irony: Almost everything championed as innovative in contemporary art is essentially a tired repetition of gestures inaugurated by the likes of Marcel Duchamp, creator of the first bottle-rack masterpiece and the first urinal fountain. - The End of Art by Roger Kimball VIA Maggies Farm.

  • Jules Crittenden is taking nominations for the Top Story of 2009 My entry is:
    The first woman president of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, takes office after Joe Biden shoots Barack Obama just before being taken out by the Secret Service.
    “The plugs, arrgh! The PLUGS… in my brain… in my BRAIN! Hurts….HURTS! Make it stop… musn’t…. MUSN’T…..”
    What's yours?

  • Killer feature @ Smashing: 50 Beautiful Examples of Comic Strip Art For example:

  • Ladies, in the coming Great Repression, having a husband is going to be like having a job. If you've got one, keep it. Washington Times - STAYING TOGETHER: Resist the urge to trash husbands

  • Congress Hacked Again [Why is it that when Congress is hacked these days it is always with a computer and never with a machete? Oh well, we live in hope.]

  • Eric Clapton, Locked and Loaded: "Shooting with groups of people up and down the country has taught me a lot about how to get on with my fellow human beings." - ERIC CLAPTON 'SHOOTING HELPS SOCIAL SKILLS'

  • Panty-clad, girly-boy Veloci"man" (Yeah. Right.) makes some lame excuse about his neighbor being eaten by convicts, and then sends out for more lube.

  • Frank Tipler, the distinguished mathematical physicist at Tulane University, "Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a scam, with no basis in science." VIA: VIA Urgent Agenda

  • More on the "cringe-inducing" front runner for "UPPER CLASS TWIT OF THE YEAR"Say goodnight, Caroline: How JFK's daughter flubbed the audition to become the next Senator Kennedy

    "Uh, you know, how it, you know, is, when, you know, your a, you know, Kennedy." VIA: Cuffy Meigs @ Perfunction. [I must admit that I was indifferent to this appointment of one whose only accomplishment was to have won genetic lotto, but the more I learn the more obnoxious the whole thing is.]


    Posted by Vanderleun at December 28, 2008 4:21 PM
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    The Amazon is in South America.

    Posted by: Milwaukee Mike at December 29, 2008 9:12 AM

    I know that Mike. It was just to see who was paying attention. Plus you get the oblique reference to Denial as a river in Africa as well.

    Posted by: vanderleun at December 29, 2008 9:50 AM