June 16, 2008

Ten Before Nine: Sweating the Small Stuff

Donald Pittenger @ 2blowhards.com is looking to Sticker It To 'Em


I took this photo today, but see the decorated Prius often because it's usually parked near a street I drive every few days. The black and yellow sticker near the tail light says "Send our kids to college not Iraq!" I find this truly enlightening because I hadn't realized that college and Iraq was an either-or situation.

Awww, poor babies...

Owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News say someone wrongly leaked information from a private conference call earlier this week that resulted in a Standard & Poor's report on the ownership missing an interest payment.... When asked who might have leaked the information, Devine said, "We don't have any idea, we are disappointed that it was leaked." -- Editor and Publisher

Yes, it is possible to suck your brains out.

NYT: And what about Mr. McCain?
Gore Vidal: Disaster. Who started this rumor that he was a war hero? Where does that come from, aside from himself? About his suffering in the prison war camp? - Questions For Gore Vidal

Home rule in Zimbabwe. Yup, that's really working out:

Dadirai Chipiro, 45, was attacked by three men seeking her husband who was away on business, The Times reported. They grabbed Ms Chipiro and chopped off a hand and both her feet. Then they shoved her into her hut, locked the door and hurled a petrol bomb through the window. - Mugabe's thugs burn women | Herald Sun
Makes me sort of nostalgic for Rhodesia.

And the "No shit Sherlock" Science Award goes to... The Bikini Effect Makes Men Impulsive

Bikinis and other sexy stimuli can make men more prone to seek immediate gratification -- leading to blown diets, budgets and bank accounts, new research suggests.

Rush Limbaugh on the non-stop Tim Russert mourning: "It's the Princess Diana moment for the drive-by media."

Two Sides of the Same Coin @ The Doctor Is In

"The brotherhood of atheism and multiculturalism are often portrayed as the route to true human freedom, bringing the promise of deliverance from superstition and judgmentalism, thus leading to the fulfillment of true human potential. But the harsh reality is that they are two sides of the same coin, both leading down the path to totalitarianism and fascism. There are no absolutes -- except the absolute hatred of those who believe in them. All things are tolerated --except those judged "intolerant" for believing and acting on moral absolutes."

Just asking: If Obama believes,

"We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn't just end at conception." [Obama's Father's Day Message ]
does he also then believe that human life begins at conception?

Ready or not, here it comes:

Since all the industrial and engineering difficulties are probably going to be solved over the course of several decades there is a real probability of a future nuclear September 11. Like the original September 11, it may feature multiple simultaneous attacks. Perhaps upon the original cities, perhaps upon a dozen or more. - The Belmont Club: The ghost of AQ Khan

Earth to Conservatives - "Snap the fuck out of it!:"

Despair magnifies all difficulties. The stone in the pathway becomes an unclimbable peak. The yapping mutt becomes the Hound of the Baskervilles. And an inexperienced, first-term senator, who barely squeaked his way to victory against one the most despised figures in American public life, becomes a combination of Moses, Gandhi, and Superman.

But if we step back from the left-wing lens, what do we see? A political apocalypse? A leftist tsunami? Some unimaginable historical synthesis bearing down on us?

No -- what we in fact see is a very slick and adept Chicago pol, in prophet's rags a little too large for him, with a political party clinging to his goatskin tails. It's this, and this alone, that has so frightened the GOP and sent conservatives into catatonia. - American Thinker: Conservatives Must Not Practice the Politics of Despair

Bonus: The Dangerous Christian @ Missio Dei
"One of the most dangerous things you can do as a Christian is to think really small and pour your love into twelve people."

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On the despair: I'm not sure it's so much over the messiah-ness of the neophyte as it is the absolute unsuitability of Col. Tighe. We've only got this pipsqueak to beat, so it's not a big deal -- should be a walkover for just about anybody, but... DAMN!


Posted by: Mark Alger at June 17, 2008 6:01 AM

I don't know of a single kid we have sent to war, I believe they are all adults.

Posted by: Saltine at June 17, 2008 7:39 AM
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