Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Hockey final: Stanley Cup Game 7 on steroids"

That might be a bit much, McClatchy, but what the hell, it is truly awesome hockey.

12:15 p.m. Go, Ryan Miller.

Update: Congratulations, Canada. Great game, U.S. And Sid the Kid - Canada already has the Mounties and the maple leaf. They don't need another freaking icon.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

He Murdered a Veteran

Joseph Stack killed a U.S. military veteran, Vernon Hunter, and there is virtual silence on the issue. And the guy who flew a plane loaded with extra fuel into a building, killing a government employee and veteran, is for some reason not a "terrorist."


Monday, February 22, 2010

Two Words: Ryan Miller

That would be the goalie of the best team in the National Hockey League (official standings notwithstanding), the Buffalo Sabres, who stopped 42 shots in an outstanding performance yesterday as the US hockey team beat the powerhouse Canadians 5-3. Just awesome.

Bonus: From the first link, Alyssa's Milano's twit.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Photography: Marlon Kowalski

On the Web.

"I'm living in Freiburg, Southern Germany.
Anyway, this city is ailing in cultural terms."


Friday, February 19, 2010

GOP Senator Says He Understands Rapist's Frustration

Might as well have:

Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts is clearly not an overly bright individual, but this is just mind-boggling. Asked about the guy who flew his plane into a federal building yesterday, he says this:

I don't know if it's related but I can just sense not only in my election, but since being here in Washington, people are frustrated. They want transparency. They want their elected officials to be accountable and open and talk about the things affecting their daily lives. So I am not sure if there is a connection, I certainly hope not, but we need to do things better.People are frustrated. They want transparency, they want their elected officials to be accountable and open and talk about the things that are affecting their daily lives.

He just expressed solidarity with the guy. In fact he seems to TRY to make him into a Tea Partier. Unbelievable. He added that "Nobody likes paying taxes." Wrong, Scott. Grownups who enjoy being citizens of a great country and all the benefits that go along with it actually do like paying taxes. I'm proud to pay taxes. Only selfish immature dolts who live on anti-tax slop fed to them by people like Rush Limbaugh don't. Time to grow up.

Update: Yet another teabagger happily - and I mean happily - links the attacker to the teabagger cause.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oregon Rep: "Pointing Out My Plagiarism Is a Political Ploy!"

What a dope.

And way to go, Blue Oregon. This is exactly right:

But Wingard's plagiarism betrays the truth: He doesn't work very hard, he's not very intelligent, and he has no credibility.

And he doesn't know a thing about Climate Change. That's why he had to steal someone else's (ill-informed) thoughts on it.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Boys Can Be Convicted of Torture

Boys aged 10 and 11. Adults, who ordered that torture become official U.S. policy, torture that in several known cases led to death, apparently can't.

Extra: Section 2340A.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Just In: Dan Quayle Still Stupid

Take it away, dumbass:

"They're gonna go to budget reconciliation, which I believe would set a very bad precedent, because essentially -- if they could do it, and I don't know if they can do it, but if they could do it -- what you have done, effectively, is to take away the filibuster in the United States Senate," Quayle said. "So, therefore, you have 51 votes in the House and 51 votes in the Senate. That is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind. That is not the constitutional process."

Forget the "51 votes in the House" - that's just a slip. (I hope.) But " 51 votes in the Senate. That is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind"? Are you kidding me? Here's a passage from the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 3:

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

If the Founders gave the Vice President the power to break ties in the Senate, they gave the Senate the power to pass legislation with 51 votes. That's exactly what they had in mind. You dick.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rachel Maddow on Modern Republican Hypocrisy

Worth every second. (Transcript here. Relevant part starts around two-thirds of the way down the page, after "COMMERCIAL BREAK.")


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

An Amphibious Bus

Holy crap I want one of these:

The £700,000 Dutch-made vehicle can carry up to 45 passengers. The vehicle runs like a normal coach on the road but when in water uses a hull to float and is powered by twin jets.

There's video of the bus driving into and across a river a Glasgow, Scotland, at the link. Too cool.


Friday, February 05, 2010

U.S. Military Bases Must Carry the Morning-After Pill

Wingnut heads ASPLODE:

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokeswoman said Thursday.

Remember, what we're talking about here: this is contraception medication. It prevents conception. It prevents any spermy/eggy funny business. When the powers that be behind anti-abortion groups, which universally opposed making the morning after pill legal, say they just want to stop abortion, or they just want to stop late-term abortion, they are lying. It is only a first step. They want to make contraception medication illegal, too. What they want is power over women.

* "The powers that be behind" added.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

2-Year-Old Craps Pants, Says "WAAAH!"


P.S. There's a Sarah Palin magazine on newsstands. An entire magazine devoted to one person. And that person is Sarah Palin. I am not making that up.