Friday, February 27, 2009

Bobby Jindal: I Lied

Golly, Beav, Modern Conservatives sure are a bunch of liars.


A Thought About Joe The The

Joe The The was a war correspondent. For three days in January. Joe The The is no longer a war correspondent.

This has been an episode of "A Thought About Joe The The."

A note from the editor: Joe the Dumber Plumber was known as "Joe the Palin" for some time at this site, but Joe the Dumber Plumber will no longer be known as "Joe the Palin." He will henceforth be known as "Joe The The."


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Men See Women in Bikinis as Objects

It's not news...really, it's not news. It is, however, CNN. [link fixed]


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

If You Offered a Modern Republican $400...

...Modern Republican would say, "I don't want it - that adds up to only $13 a week!"

Modern Republicans are not bright.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Deep Thought

Michelle Malkin's probably really mad about something right now.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Buffalo/Clarence Center Plane Crash [updtd]

Shit. That's so close to where I grew up and where most of my family lives it's scary. My one sister's dog woke her up; he doesn't like sirens. My other sister, and her husband, both firefighters, were called to the scene, though I believe they were there as extras, as it were.

You'd have to know that area to know how lucky - and unlucky - this crash was. Check out this map. The plane managed, in all that empty rural space, to hit a house. I mean there is a lot of nothing out there. This is very rural, not city of Buffalo. But, it hit a house on Long Street, right in the center of the town of Clarence Center - and it only hit one house. Houses right next to it were fine.

Crap. My condolences to everyone who has gotten horrible news today. Especially the family and friends of Beverly Eckert, who are reliving a terrible tragedy.

Update: Damn. My baby sister just emailed and said the plane went down around the corner from where she went to elementary school. Friggin goosebumps.

Update: Just talked to my brother. His house is a about a quarter mile from the crash site. Jeez.

More from CNN. Video from Buffalo News here.

The names of the deceased are coming out. Damn. More.

WGRZ. Anchor can't take it.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Photos of Jaguar, Short-Eared Wild Dog in Peru

From National Geographic.

I've never even heard of the short-eared dog. The photo here is from Wiki commons, the one they just got is much better.

A rare short-eared dog is captured in a camera trap intended for jaguars in a picture released January 27, 2009. Little is known about these wild fox cousins, which until 1990 hadn't been seen in their natural habitats for two decades.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Update II: Two Suspects Arrested in Australian Wildfire Arsons

They're "assisting police," the report says. Hopefully they'll catch the bastards.

Update: Composite photo of man wanted for questioning released.

And: mysterious death of a firefighter near Melbourne, who was killed in his home - by a suspcious fire. This after he'd been fighting the wildfires for days.

Neighbours said the fire started about 3.30am, a series of explosions ringing out before the house was engulfed in flames. The fire started inside the house, but police would not comment on where his body was discovered.

Hopefully that story doesn't end uglier than it already is.

Update II: One suspect arrested.


Friday, February 06, 2009

Australia is Getting it Bad

Temperatures to reach 116 in Sydney today. In Sydney. On the coast. Conditions are "tinder dry" and fire dangers are worst in history.

Up North, major floods in Queensland, and crocodiles are being swept out of rivers and into urban areas.


Good luck to family and friends. Please stay safe.


From the Mind of Sarah Palin

When I was in high school, my desire was to be a sportscaster,” Palin told the magazine.

You betcha.

“ESPN was just kicking off, just getting off the ground, and I thought that’s what I was going to do in life, be one of the first woman sportscasters.”

“Until I learned that you’d have to move to Bristol, Connecticut. It was far away. So instead, I had a daughter and named her Bristol,” Palin said.

Makes you wonder what she would have done if ESPN was headquartered in Toad Suck.


And Now a Word For Gitmo

Someone group of pant-wetting macho whiner wannabes - called "Move America Forward" (toward any convenient cliff, apparently) - has made an ad for Gitmo. An ad...for Gitmo.

You've got to watch it. The message: if we close Gitmo ... they'll BRING THE TERRORISTS HERE!!!! To Leavenworth, and similar hyper-security prisons.

Do these people think that the average American walks around afraid of people in Leavenworth?


Thursday, February 05, 2009

ABC: Air Force One is Obama's "Private Jet"

Via Balloon Juice, we have possibly the stupidest news story ever written:

America's CEOs are coming under fire these days not just for their hefty salaries but also for their use of private jets, limos with drivers and free trips to posh resorts.

But they aren't alone in living this lavish lifestyle -- the president of United States gets all these perks and more.

And unlike some of his Cabinet appointments, he doesn't have to pay taxes on these benefits.

It might be a bit of a stretch to compare today's corporate titans with the commander in chief, but some Wall Street bloggers clearly upset with President Obama's attempts to rein in executive pay are doing just that.

"Some accountability needs to be put in place. We won't have them kicking sand in the face of taxpayers any longer," said one private equity worker on, a Wall Street gossip site and blog.

Read it to the finish. It will make you want to drink paint thinner. It's an "ABC Business Unit" story inspired by the whining of anonymous "Wall Street bloggers." And it's gist: Maybe Obama shouldn't be criticizing Wall Street CEO's and their billions in bonuses and private jets because...the president of the U.S. is just like those Wall Street CEO's.

The writer, Scott Mayerowitz, actually wrote things like this:

Then there is the use of two private jets, Boeing 747s better known as Air Force One. And of course the constant security details...

Ho. Lee. Shit. Air Force One is a "private jet." That's braindead stupid. And the president's "security detail," better known as the Secret Service, is portrayed as a perk that Mr. Elite Obama gets.

There's more:

It's hard to say that Air Force One and all of the president's support staff should not travel with him, even on vacation, especially in the post-9/11 world, said presidential historian and ABC News consultant Richard Norton Smith.

Oh my God.

Oh my God.

I have to go ice my brain.

Update: The Wall Street blog they cite is mocking ABC for this idiotic article.