Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Guess The Rumors Were Wrong

I Guess I'm on Welfare Then

Paul taking heat on Medicare payments - Yahoo! News

Rand Paul is getting grief from his opponent because his medical practice (he's an optometrist) gets federal money from Medicaid and Medicare for treating patients.

Nice try, Douchebag but no dice. The man provides a service and gets paid for it. If he rejected Medicare and Medicaid patients you'd be screaming that he hates the poor and the geezers.

Él Es Un Saco De Mentira De Mierda

Crist shifts view on Cuban travel restrictions - St. Petersburg Times

Charlie yesterday: Viva Cuba Libre!
Charlie today: Viva El Comandente!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Brits Do It Better

No, not soccer.  Apparently, we're evenly matched at that.  I'm referring to BBC America's promos for their showings of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  They're a damn sight better than anything I've ever seen on American telly.

Or What?

Coast Guard to BP: Speed it up, stop the spill | al.com

The Coast Guard has sent a sternly worded missive to the good folks at BP. Have a plan to clean up the spill by the time Barry arrives on the Gulf Coast on Monday.

That will show them. Of course, if it were that easy one wishes that the Coast Guard had sent that letter... Oh... 50 days ago or so. Things would have been so much easier.

We are not big fans of the open letter around here. Except of course when we do them in which case they are entirely appropriate. In general, however, an open letter has almost nothing to do with communicating with the letter's putative recipient but a great deal to do with showing the world whatever it is you want to show them.

In this case, it's nothing more than the tough guy rhetoric that has been Barry's method of dealing with this situation from the beginning. Well, not from the beginning... At the beginning he was too busy doing... Um... Something... Not totally sure what... Anyway, when he finally got around to paying attention to it, that's been his method.

How's that working out for you, Barry? Or, more importantly, how's it working for the Gulf coast?

Barry, why do you hate pelicans?

I'm All Man... Never Doubt That

But the last three minutes of the movie Chances Are always gets me a little misty.

And, while we're at it... Neither Cybill Shepherd nor Ryan O'Neal have aged particularly well but they both look radiant at the end of that movie.

Okay. Back to belching and scratching myself.

An Open Letter to Gregory Iseman, DC

Running your commercial 400 times during weekend Today does not make me more likely to seek your services. It makes me loath you.

Your commercial... Let's be blunt... Sucks. Repetition does not make it better.

Something to think about.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Maybe I Need to Rethink This

NYC mayor: Don't rush to blame BP for oil spill - Yahoo! News

If Mikey Bloomberg and I are on the same side then maybe I need to reevaluate.

Sorry Charlie

Crist Vetoes Bill Requiring Ultrasound Before Abortion - Politics News Story - WPLG Miami

No comma there. It isn't an apology, it's a description.

The worst part of this isn't that he vetoed the bill. The worst part is that 3 months ago he would have signed it and trumpeted his pro-life credentials.

I could respect a man who vetoed it because he felt it was an infringement on the rights of women. I could respect a man who signed it. What I can't stomach is a worm.

Sorry Charlie.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Glenn Beck Takes Crazy to the Next Level



-6/15/2010
---A few days ago Glenn made a big deal about how this is a Kipling poem and he's not nuts and blah blah blah. For the record, I knew it was a poem. I didn't recognize it as being Kipling, but whatever. I actually like the poem and I like Kipling in general. Go look up "The Quest." Anyhoo... That's really not the point. The trailer is insane. I'm sorry, it just is. The lines from the poem taken out of context, the crazy graphics, the voiceover. Insane.

The Question of the Night

Buggie Vegas???

I Want My $1.29 Back, Barry

US to unveil Palestinian aid package: Obama

$400 million for the Palestinians. Yeah, that will show them whose side we're on.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Prepare for Cattiness


If the Washington Post can pick on Uncle Dick for keeping warm then I think the gloves are off. Is there any reason why FLOTUS constantly dresses like a clown? Combine that with the teeth/jaw that make her look like she's holding a pool ball in her mouth and that is just not an attractive woman. Sorry. Thanks for playing.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I Always Knew I Liked Gene Simmons

Only the Trees to Hug Now

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - TRENDING: Al and Tipper Gore decide to separate � - Blogs from CNN.com

We're not serious around here often but we're going to be just for a second.

I think it's terribly sad to see a 40 year marriage break up. I have no idea as to the cause. The suspicion when it involves the famous is always adultery but that has been denied and I see no reason to question that.

As I said, I have no idea as to the cause. However, speaking generally, I will say this... It is always a bad idea when you allow anything... Any cause... Even a good cause... To become more important than your marriage. Plenty of marriages among clergy have fallen apart for this very reason.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Good Job... Now Stick To It

US urges Israel probe flotilla incident, not int'l inquiry

The US deputy ambassador to the United Nations rejected calls for an international probe of the incident involving the "peace" flotilla and instead called for an Israeli review of the incident.

Good job. Now lets see if Obama has the balls to actually stick to it.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Truism

There are no great midget trombonists.

But In My Defense I Never Wanted a Nazi Armband

Along with many, many other things, Glenn Beck has a bee up his ass about people wearing Che Guevara T-shirts. Che was a fairly bloodthirsty revolutionary who wasn't what you'd call overly scrupulous about things like... You know... Cold-blooded murder.

Stipulated.

That being said, I think it's important to realize that most people are reasonably stupid. There's nothing wrong with that, really. It's just a fact of life. Most people are pretty well consumed with their own existence and don't really have time for much else. They wear the Che t-shirt because they think it's cool. They're just ignorant.

I count myself in to that because there was a period during the early 90s when Barqs root bear was giving away Soviet military apparel as a promotion. Yeah, that watch might have been worn by a Russkie tank commander who turned Prague Spring into Winter... But screw all that, I want me some Commie swag!

I was 19 at the time which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about my intellectual ability. Of course, that would mean little to Glenn. Your or old, I'm just a useful idiot... At best.

I Think I May Have a Problem

I go to church as much way more than the next man...

So why is it that my friend's constant flow of religious status updates on Facebook annoys me? Can he never just post about what he's watching on TV or the someone cut him off in traffic? I mean, even Jesus stopped for a nosh every now and again.

If It's Sunday, It's... Oh, Nevermind

I usually spend my Sundays worshiping the great Jehovah so I don't get to watch the Sunday morning news programs. I tried taping them for awhile but, surprisingly enough, the Bloglets have surprisingly little patience for such things. Anyhoo, we're sticking it in the eye of the Almighty today so I got to watch Meet the Press for the first time in a long time. First time since Tim Russert's passing, I think.

I think the new host, David Gregory did a reasonably good job. He was tougher with the fellow from BP than he was with Carol Browner from the administration. Still, he certainly didn't give her a pass. He tried to pin her down each time she tried to wiggle around with her answers about who is in charge of the containment operation.

My only major criticism of Gregory would be the underlying premise of his questions of Browner. His entire line of questioning seemed focused on whether the government is really running the show or not. He didn't really question the administration for its vilification of BP. In other words, he didn't question whether it is appropriate for a cabinet secretary to talk about having the government's "boot on the neck" of a private company that seems to be doing everything it can, he only questioned whether it's just talk or if the government is actually doing something about that.

Anyway, I don't know that I miss a lot by not watching these shows. I used to watch them religiously. All they really are is politicians and/or corporate flacks trying to score points or do damage control. And what passed for a political roundtable on Meet the Press this AM was a joke. David Brooks vs. E.J. Dionne? If that's the mainstream media's idea of the political spectrum the you know everything you need to know about them.

A Response to Rep. Gutierrez

This morning on Meet the Press, Congressman Luis Gutierrez suggested we all have a Social Security card with our picture on it that employers have to swipe through a reader before we are permitted to work.

Why stop there, Congressman? Why don't you just inject your damn chip right in our forehead?

The Old Grey Lady Brings Out The Wooden Shoes

Our Fix-It Faith and the Oil Spill - NYTimes.com

Meanwhile (see below), the New York Times invokes the demise of technological civilization with a navel-gazing article about how our faith in technology couldn't save us this time.

Um... No. Clearly Elisabeth Rosenthal and the rest of the Times are end-users of technology. They see the final result of multiple attempts which to one degree or another failed. They see the finished product rather than the failed attempts. Technology WILL solve this problem. It will either be one of the interim attempts or it will be the drilling of a relief well but either way it is the technical abilities of the bright and innovative people of the oil industry that will ultimately bring resolution to this problem.

Ms. Rosenthal may wish to turn Luddite and live in a cave but she would do well to remember that pre-technological society had very little time for the niceties of modern life... The luxuries like, oh, newspapers.

Maybe I'm Weird

I know... Maybe?

I'm getting kind of sick of watching BP executives coming on TV and getting browbeaten by journalists who have never really made anything in their entire lives. I'm not minimizing the value of journalism. Nor am I saying that the only careers that count are ones that produce a physical product. Still, journalists are like attorneys and they work in words. Politicians are that way too for the most part. I think they reach a point where in a sense they confuse talking about things with actually doing them.

Politicans are lauded when they talk about curing cancer or creating jobs or whatever it might be. Just the act of speaking about it gets them credit and acclaim. People who work for oil companies... Or people who make widgets for that matter... Have to actually accomplish things. They actually have to turn their words into a physical product.

I'm not sure if I have discussed the current BP oil spill previously but, for what it's worth, here's my take on it... An accident happened. BP clearly did not want this to happen but it did. Once everything is done there needs to be a thorough investigation. If process changes need to be made then so be it. Similarly, if there was negligence then the responsible parties should be identified and held accountable. That should take place AFTER the issue is resolved. In the meantime, we are reliant on the expertise and abilities of BP. Instead of talking about having our "boot on their neck" we should be encouraging innovative and original thinking. The federal government should not be in the business of vilifying a corporation.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Well, That Was a Different Stroke


Intracranial hemorrhage... Stroke... Potato, potahhhto.

I have to admit, when I called Mrs. MediaBlog yesterday and she told me that Gary Coleman was in critical condition my first reaction was to laugh. Not out of malice... At least, I don't think so... It's just... I mean it's Gary Coleman. If you said Gary Coleman murdered a puppy that would have made me laugh too. His name was a punchline. It's kind of sad really. He probably didn't deserve that.

You know what his dying words were? Emmanuel Lewis lives!

See? I can't help myself. I'm really a terrible person.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Think For Yourself

I started to read a New York Times review of last night's finale of Lost.

And then I thought...  Why?

I enjoyed the finale.  I found it fully satisfying.  Why would I read a review?  What's the point?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Bravest Man I've Never Heard Of

Fabrizio Quattrocchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Vi faccio vedere come muore un Italiano!"

Required Reading for the Day

Works and Days � The New Old German Problem

I'm a bit of a fan of the grand overview style of history. This column is an excellent example of such. We get very caught up in politicians and parties and so forth and sometimes forget that there are underlying truths which outlast either.

We do so at our peril.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Barry Hits It Out of the Park... Again.

Report: US drops opposition to Russian interceptor sale to Iran - Monsters and Critics

So, in exchange for the possibility of lackluster sanctions that won't do jackshit to stop the Iranians, we agree to not try to block the sale of sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Iran by Russia.

Meaning? We have ZERO thought of engaging in military action. None. Under any circumstances. We're going to have sanctions, they won't work and then when the time comes we will accept an Iranian nuclear capability.

Carter Redux indeed.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Too Late

Iran says can destroy Israel in week - Israel News, Ynetnews

And Israel can destroy Iran in about 12 minutes. Or whatever the flight time of a wave of Jericho missiles would be.

I May Have Failed Art...


But I got straight As in Civics.

Freedom.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FLOTUS: Keeping it Classy


In case it wasn't obvious. That was sarcastic.

The Best of Britain

I'm a Trekkie from day one but can someone explain to me why Star Trek: THe Next Generation airs on BBC America?

Live and Let Shut the Hell Up!

Meatless Mondays, a movement that has legs

It's probably no surprise that Sir Paul McCartney, a longtime vegetarian, banned all meat from staff meals on his current world tour. But when Mario Batali starts to push people to eat their vegetables, you know something is happening.


No, it's no surprise at all. The radical Left is never satisfied with living according to their own value system. Nor are they willing to present their case and try to persuade you. Instead, they will use force to impose their values on you. They will take advantage of their position of power (whether it is in government or as your boss) to compel you to accept their control.

And yet this month, Batali announced that he would join the Meatless Monday campaign, a movement backed by a broad array of public-health advocates, animal welfare activists and environmentalists that asks carnivores to give up meat one day a week.


Howabout Fuckoff Fridays? That's where the rest of us can call on self-righteous assholes to shut their pieholes one day each week.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blood Is Thicker Than Ethics

Charlie Crist won't refund campaign donations - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

Politico: Crist Hires Sister to Run Campaign

So not only is Charlie going to pocket your money, he's going to hire his sister (for how much, we ask) to run his campaign. I'm waiting for him to announce that his mom will be handling his media strategy and his "wife" will be doing his polling.

Chuck Putz, as Jim Philips calls him. Certainly for different reasons that I would, but if the name fits.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Not Sure I Follow

Kennedy mini-series provokes outrage among American liberals - Telegraph

"Richard Greenwald, a liberal documentary maker has gathered 50,000 signatures through an internet campaign called Stop Kennedy Smears.

Mr Greenwald claimed the eight-part series will be 'sexual titillation' and a 'cheap soap opera' that will portray the Kennedy family as 'disgusting figures.'"


Wait, I thought you said it was going to be inaccurate.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Stranger

Not satisfied with being sponsored by food insurance, non-hybrid seeds and, of course, gold, Glenn Beck has finally created the perfect storm of paranoia.  Tonight during his Fox show we went straight from a Goldline commercial into one for Tim LaHaye's latest version of literary Armageddon, Edge of Apocalypse.

You know, I slogged my way through Tim's Left Behind Series.  I'm not entirely sure why I did so except that I wanted to see how off the wall it would get.  And I say that as a Christian who attends a reasonably conservative Southern Baptist church.  I'm hardly some screaming atheist.  They were awful books.  Wooden and...  Well, just awful.  Even though he has a new co-author, I find it hard to imagine that the new one is any better.

I don't begrudge any man his daily bread, but I kind of think that Tim LeHaye's books are really very little more than apocalypse porn.  And lousy apocalypse porn at that.

Anyway, the Beck train to kookytown picks up speed.

There's No Accounting for Taste

You know, I really don't know why more of you people aren't reading this blog.  Check out my 7th Heaven and monkey posts.  Damn funny stuff there.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Allies


We've failed you. We let our guard down. It's been something like 7 months since we last updated you on the monkey threat. Well, friends, a lot can happen in 7 months... And a lot has.

While we've been sitting here, ogling Miss Martha and worrying about what sort of abomination the Colonel is going to add to his menu, the monkeys have been planning.  They are dramatically more dangerous than they were last Fall.

As you can see above, they now have a powerful ally.  Not just bears...  No, my friends, something much worse.  Bears by themselves would be frightening enough...  Sharp teeth...  Claws...  What could be more terrifying?

Two words: bear cavalry

Faster than the average bear, these mounted shock troops will be on us before you can say, "Hey, Boo-Boo!"  Things are getting very dark, friends.  Very dark indeed.  If you believe in God then please...  Please...  Pray for more time.

Enough With the Stick, Time for the Carrot

APNewsBreak: East Jerusalem construction frozen - Yahoo! News

We were probably one of the few conservative outlets to at least sympathize and, to be honest, probably agree with the Administration's decision to put the screws to Israel. You can't let other nations, even and maybe especially allies, think that they can shit on your plate without you giving a little back. Either intentionally or through exceptionally poor control of his government ministers, Benjamin Netanyahu screwed Plugs Biden and that had to receive a response.

Now that they seem to have shown their belly, it's time to do a rapid 180 and show the love.

Of course, it would be nice if Obama could be equally tough with foes.

Weak Horses and Strong Horses

Creators of 'Everybody Draw Muhammad Day' drop gag after everybody gets angry | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

They can drop it if they like, I doubt many others will. This isn't about what you think of Muhammad. This is about having the freedom to say things that may be rude without being afraid that someone will murder you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mark Your Calendars

Okay, So Maybe Here Not So Much


We've always said that Plugs looks... Well... I think the phrase we used was DAMN presidential.

Yeah, about that...

A Stunning Confession

Ancient Aliens — History.com TV Episodes, Schedule, & Video

I've got to admit that I love stuff like this. Chariots of the Gods, ancient astronauts... It's all hooey, of course, but I love it.

Good Riddance

Epoch Times - Crowd Gathers To Watch Texas Stadium Demolition

I haven't cared about the NFL since the late 1980s. However, during the 80s I was a reasonably big Cowboys fan. At least, as big of a fan as an awkward kid with little-to-no athletic skills could be. I think my interest pretty much died when they kicked Tom Landry to the curb in favor of Jimmy Johnson.

You know... Jimmy Johnson... The douche with the plastered-down hair who apparently can't get it up without popping a pill...

Anyhoo... I was a Cowboys fan. I always hated their stadium though. Never been to a game but hated it. Why? That damned hole in the roof. Yeah, I guess it let them have real grass but it made for hellish TV on late afternoon games. The shadows were terrible. I would imagine it was rough to play there too. I mean, if you're throwing from dark into light or whatever.

Anyway, it's gone now. Unloved and unmourned.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This Is Why Conan Had To Go First

If they let George Lopez go first Conan's show wouldn't start until 1:30am.

Geez, how long is this bit going to go on?

How Much More of This Do We Have to Put Up With?

Steele: No reason for black GOP base - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

Michael Steele told a group of Black students that they "don't have a reason" to vote Republican because Republicans "haven’t done a very good job of giving you one.” This comes after his comments last year saying that some white Republicans are "scared" of him.

How much more of this clown are we going to have to take? In a year that has all the hallmarks of a Republican landslide, this douche seems to never miss a chance to stick his foot in his mouth.

Newsflash, Mikey... Black people have the same reasons to vote for Republicans as white people. Why do you believe that Black people don't have an interest in limited government? In the sanctity of life and marriage? In lower taxes and more freedom? Or do you think we need to be giving them more? Do you think that we need to find some way to break people into ethnic interest groups and then buy them off?

MediaBlog HQ got a piece of fundraising mail from the RNC today. It had Michael Steele's name on it. It went in the trash.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Maybe If They Cast Their Nets on the Other Side

Israel bans Sea of Galilee fishing

Steers and Queers

Cause if there's one thing country music fans really care about it's transgender rights.

Smooth, Bubba... Very Smooth

Bill Clinton: Hillary & me too old for SCOTUS - POLITICO Live - POLITICO.com

I'm sure Bill is way past the point where he worries about pissing off the little woman. And, of course, in the grand scheme of things he's done far worse to her. Still, do you really think suggesting your wife is old is the best way to maintain peace in Chappagua.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saying It Better Than I Could

One of my core beliefs about the Left is that their fundamental flaw is holding to the idea that we have it within our power to make of this world a paradise. Utopian dreaming of this sort always, always ends in blood.

I read tonight a quote from Adam Michnik, a Polish dissident, that sums it up far more eloquently than I could:
"And my obsession has been that we should have a revolution that does not resemble the French or Russian, but rather the American, in the sense that it be for something, not against something. A revolution for a constitution, not a paradise. An anti-utopian revolution. Because utopias lead to the guillotine and the gulag."
If you give to the State the power to create the world of your dreams you give them the power to bring your nightmares to life.

Monday, April 12, 2010

For the Evening Gown Competition She Wore A White Sheet... But It Was Fitted!

FOXNews.com - Miss. Confederate History Month ignores slavery

Um... You think maybe it might have been a good idea to go with MS rather than Miss?

And I For One Welcome Our New Satanic Overlord

The Washington Post: To achieve Mideast peace, Obama must make a bold Mideast trip

Zbigniew Brzezinski and Stephen Solarz think that this whole millenia-of-division thing could pretty well be wrapped up if The Dear Leader would just hop on the plane for a field trip...
To achieve Mideast peace, Obama must make a bold Mideast trip: "President Obama should travel to the Knesset in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah to call upon both sides to negotiate a final status agreement based on a specific framework for peace. He should do so in the company of Arab leaders and members of the Quartet, the diplomatic grouping of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations that is involved in the peace process. A subsequent speech by Obama in Jerusalem's Old City, addressed to all the people in the region and evocative of his Cairo speech to the Muslim world in June 2009, could be the culminating event in this journey for peace."

And then he goes into the Temple, sits down on the altar and declares himself... Oh, sorry... I've been reading ahead. Don't want to spoil it for the rest of you.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Whoring Out The Old Grey Lady

Film - ‘Date Night’ Adventure for Steve Carell and Tina Fey - NYTimes.com

Date Night, a new film starring two quite funny people in what would appear to be a fairly unfunny production, features a quote from the New York Times in its most recent commercial. Two quotes actually and it attributes both of them to the Times. The quotes are:

"an overridingly upbeat film" and "a love letter to marriage"

Now, no quibbles about the former. It appears in the article as quoted. As for it being "a love letter to marriage"...

Well, it may very well be. And the quote certainly appears in the Times article. The only problem is that this quote from the Times appears in the times already in quotes. Why? Because it is a quote from the movie's screenwriter, Josh Klauser.

So what we've got is a screenwriter giving a quote to the New York times and then the studio using that quote to promote the film but ascribing it to the newspaper rather than to the film's own screenwriter.

Now, I can't imagine very many people go to see movies based on these quotes in the commercials. Still, this strikes me as a bit awkward if not unethical.

I'll Take World's Biggest Shit for $1000 Please, Alex

Jon Gosselin files for primary custody of the kids - USATODAY.com

God love this pair. Kate's no walk in the park, but somehow Jon always manages to take it to a new level.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Unilateral Disarmament

Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms - NYTimes.com

April 5, 2015

Washington - Three weeks into a massive smallpox outbreak which has claimed nearly 300,000 lives, administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity indicated that no decision has been reached regarding a military response against the nations suspected of having initiated the attack...

Don't fool yourself into thinking this sort of thing doesn't matter. The United States has always reserved the option of responding to biological and chemical attacks with nuclear weapons. Renouncing that option immediately increases the likelihood that American forces and American civilians will come die due to weapons of mass destruction.

If Obama is naive enough (and I fear he actually is) to believe that this sort of statement will discourage states from seeking nuclear weapons he is completely out of touch with reality.

The comparison to Jimmy Carter has been made previously. As with Carter's unilateral renunciation of the neutron bomb, Obama is taking a unilateral step that weakens the security of the United States.

The Vulcans Are Coming... Everyone Look Busy!

First Contact Day - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki

53 years to go, folks.

Friday, April 02, 2010

The MediaBlog Guide to Prayer

If you're getting ready to eat and you've got the family gathered around and you want to bless the food then for the love of crackers just get on with it and BLESS THE DAMN FOOD!

I mean this isn't the time for praying for Grandpa or for thanking Jesus for dying on the cross or whatever else happens to come into your mind while the chicken is getting cold.  There's definitely a time and a place for that but when everybody is hungry and the food is on the table that ain't it.

If it lasts more than 10 seconds you're doing it wrong.  Just thank Him for the grub and get on with it already.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Closed Circuit to Dr. Bolan Woodward: MD? Yes... Statistician? Not so much...

Doctor, from your commercial currently airing:

"One in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer this year."

Um, no.  Stop and think about that for a second...  Are you actually suggesting that 12 1/2% of American women get breast cancer EACH YEAR?  Obviously not.

I refer you to the website of the American Cancer Society:

"The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%)."

Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.
---Homer J. Simpson

Sometimes Big Bang Theory Episodes Write Themselves

GameCrush: Pay to play--with girls | Crave - CNET

You pay money to play Xbox games with a girl who wouldn't talk to you in real life.

Chuck Lorre... Call your office!

The Obit He Deserves

RIP Robert Culp: One of the Greats

I'll leave it to someone who can better express themselves regarding acting. I agree completely.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

He Can Hold His Head High

To the person who got here by typing "Robert Culp 7th Heaven" into Google...

No, friend, he was never on 7th Heaven.  One more thing he can be proud of.

I didn't say anything earlier, but I've mentioned before that I was always a fan of Robert Culp.  He just came across to me as a real man's man.  Just a solid guy.  Maybe he was a jerk.  Obviously I didn't know him.  I doubt it though.

Really, Allen? Really?

So AFSCME (the public employee's union) along with a couple of other Lefty shill groups are running an ad in Congressman Allen Boyd's district thanking him for his part in passing health care.

Now, what do I know, but if I were Allen Boyd that is NOT what I would want.  I don't want anyone thanking me for voting in favor of the health care package.  I don't even want anyone to mention it.

Robert Culp: 1930-2010

Robert Culp, who starred in `I Spy,' dead at 79 - Yahoo! News

Monday, March 22, 2010

How Does Bart Stupak...

Pols pack bar after bill's passage - PATRICK GAVIN | POLITICO CLICK

...celebrate after whoring out his so-called values? Why with a party at a D.C. tavern, of course.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Doubling Down

Not satisfied with being a traitor, Bart Stupak has decided to be a shit as well.

How Did Christian Slater's Career End?

With a smashed toilet.

Raise the Battle Cry!

We will fight them in the House.
We will fight them in the Senate.
We will fight them in the courts.
We will fight them at the polls.

We will never surrender.

There's Sick and Then There's Sick

I thought we had a winner for sicko-in-chief a few days ago when I saw that someone got here by typing "lesbians with catheters" into Google.  Turns out we have a new winner.  Some poor soul in Boca Raton who typed "Nancy Pelosi great legs" into their search engine of choice.

Dude...  Get help.

Bart Stupak: Traitor to the Unborn

Big shocker.  He's just another politician.  When this executive order gets watered down, ignored and, finally, revoked and babies end up in the trash can it will be Bart Stupak's fault.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thank God Public Enemy #1 is Off the Streets!

Boy Charged in Wal-Mart Bias Case in New Jersey - NYTimes.com

16 year old kid... "was charged by Gloucester County authorities with bias and intimidation and harassment in connection with the episode last Sunday. If convicted, he could face up to a year in a juvenile detention center, officials said."

Bullshit. How was he fucking intimidating anyone? This is a pile of horseshit. A year in juvy for saying something stupid on the PA at a fucking Walmart???

Attention all Black people! Stop reading this blog immediately!


There. Now I'm a criminal too. Come and get me, coppers!

And Continuing on the Walmart Beat...

Black Barbie sold for less than white Barbie at Walmart

Photos on Guanabee.com (first shown on a site called Funny Junk) show the Ballerina Theresa Barbie doll, who is black, and the Ballerina Barbie doll, who is white, hanging side by side in a store. Price of the black Barbie: $3.00. Price of the white Barbie: $5.93.
I don't see what they're complaining about.

I mean, $5.93 x 3/5 = $3.56

You've come a long way, baby!

Criminalizing Stupid Speech

FOXNews.com - Arrest Made in N.J. Walmart 'All Black People' Case

I'll be very interested to see what this fellow is charged with. I don't know a thing about New Jersey law but, off the top of my head, I can only think of two potentially legitimate charges: disturbing the peace or trespassing. Depending on the letter of the law, I'm not even sure of those.

If they try to charge him with some sort of thought hate crime then he's getting railroaded.

I'm Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ... I Am, However, Ashamed of These Morons

Thursday, March 18, 2010

23 Years Later...

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Hide and Q (1987)

...it's easy to forget how badly the first season of ST:TNG sucked.

And, you know... Is it just me or did Geordi seem to have a little bit of the hots for all-growed-up Wesley? "Not bad????"

Apparently Joe Biden's Grandfather Was Drunk and/or Insane

Biden headlines dinner, cracks wise - AMIE PARNES | POLITICO CLICK

As he closed his remarks on St. Patricks Day, Biden quoted a saying of his grandfather’s: "May those who love us love us and may those who don't God turn their ankles so we know they're coming by their limp."

These Men and Women Will Save the Planet Earth

NASA Mission Posters Are Hilariously Painful - NASA mission posters - Gizmodo


Or maybe they'll just grow crystals and run on a treadmill. You know. Shit like that.

Get A Grip

Black people must leave, NJ Walmart announcer says - Yahoo! News

Nutshell: Someone got on the PA at a New Jersey Walmart and said, and I quote, "Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now."

A few minutes later a manager got on the PA and apologized for whoever made the comment.

Shoppers shook their heads, some of them laughed about how stupid people can be, and then went back to buying their Walmart brand cheese.

Well, not exactly. Instead, a national furor erupted. Customers aired their complaints, an investigation was started, etc. etc. etc.

Quoting again, this time a Walmart customer, "I depended on Walmart for all my needs, because the store has pretty much everything you could want, but until this issue is addressed in a way I'm comfortable with, I can't walk through those doors again."

My response... Don't let the door hit you in the ass, lady. Of course, I'm not a corporate flack so I'm free to say that sort of thing.

It was an idiot, almost certainly not an employee, who managed to get on the PA and say something stupid. The store quite rightly apologized. Other than maybe making sure idiots can't get on the PA again (next time they might shout Fire!), that should settle the matter.

We don't really need the AP doing stories about it. We don't need Big Al outside with a megaphone showing us some Walmart greeter with dog shit smeared on her. We just need to move on.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A MediaBlog Prediction

There will be a Constitutional convention within the next 10 years.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Print This Out, Keep It In Your Wallet

Let's Say You're The First Human Ever to Make Alien Contact...

Not Bright

We're no fans of the Administration.  You know that.

And, while we have a bit of a soft spot for Plugs, that pretty much goes for the Vice President too.

That being said, what the Israeli government did to Biden, the Administration and (unfortunately by extension) the United States was, to borrow, worse than a crime, it was a mistake.  A big one.

I have a feeling that the announcement on settlements was not a direct representation of the intent of the Netanyahu government.  Not that they are shy about building settlements, but they are not likely to stick it in our eye in such a crude way.  Rather, I suspect that the timing of the announcement was part of some sort of behind-the-scenes internecine battle.  Cabinet government is like that.  Particularly coalition cabinet government.  That's too subtle for most of the popular press to pick up on, however.

Still, it was foolish to humiliate Joe Biden, the Administration and (yes) the United States like that.  It requires a response.  As I said, I'm not a fan of the administration.  I'm certainly not a fan of how it is handling foreign policy in general or the Middle East in particular.  That being said, the Administration has to respond to that in some fashion in order to show we are not a paper tiger. 

I reluctantly support such a response. 

You Win This Round, Begley!

All right!  I filled out the damn thing.  Now leave me alone.

But don't think this is over, Begley.  Oh no.  It isn't over.

I'll see you in 2020, bi-atch!

Newsflash, Dumbasses

The running of the rich: Is wealth changing Connecticut politics? - StamfordAdvocate

If you're a Republican running for the Senate and you just have to own a yacht, make sure you christen her Freedom or maybe Lady Liberty or hows about Opportunity.

What you don't want to do is give her that vaunted name in the history of the seas Sexy Bitch. And while we're at it, Odalisque ain't a hell of a lot better. It means harem slave or something like it in Turkish so that one pretty much hits it out of the park. It's foreign, it's sexist and it's a little kinky. Heck of a job hitting the trifecta.

Of course, none of it matters a tinker's damn because none of the Republicans seeking Chris Dodd's seat have a snowball's chance in hell.

The Interview

'Mission: Impossible' star Peter Graves dies in LA - Yahoo! News

St. Peter: Well, Mr. Graves, quite the body of work you have here.

Peter Graves: Thank you. I've been very blessed.

St. Peter: Stalag 17... A classic... And I've got to say I loved you in Airplane. Hillarious!

Peter Graves: Well, I felt like stepping out a little. Stretching myself. Glad you liked it.

St. Peter: Definitely. Definitely. And, of course, Mission Impossible. The Boss is a big fan.


Peter Graves: Really? I'm honored.

St. Peter: Yes. Well, this whole thing is mostly a formality in your case. Just part of the process. You understand.


Peter Graves: Certainly.

St. Peter: Yes, everything seems in order. Let me just find that stamp and we'll.. Oh... Wait... Now what's this?

Peter Graves: Maybe I can help you find the stamp.

St. Peter: No. No, it's not that. What's this? 7th Heaven?


Peter Graves: Um... I'm... Uh... I can explain that.

St. Peter: Yes?


Peter Graves: Um... Well... I made some... Uh... Some bad investments... And, you see...

St. Peter: Guards?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

S.M. Stirling's Dies the Fire: Some Final Thoughts

Finished it today. Don't get me wrong in what I said previously. It's a good read. It strains credulity at certain points but damn me if it doesn't hold your interest. I've already purchased the next two in the series.

That said, S.M. Stirling is basically a 14 year old boy. He likes swordplay and armor and catapults and cannibals and witches. He clearly wants to write about this sort of thing but he wants to be able to do it using modern characters. There's nothing wrong with that.

You need to understand what this is though. This isn't what I'd call a thought-experiment. This is fantasy literature, pure and simple.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Send Flowers... It's What He Would Have Wanted

Pro Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen dies at 69 after fight with cancer - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com

Yeah, I know. I'm sick.

An Open Letter to Felix Ortiz (D-NY)

You are not my mommy.  See to your own salt shaker and shut the fuck up.

The MediaBlog Financial Tip of the Day

If you think you're going to make a quick buck by being a small-scale day trader but you have to go to investopedia.com to be certain of what a stop loss order is you'd probably be better off keeping your money at ING.

Lesson learned.
Cost - $187.50

Monday, March 08, 2010

More of Your Tax Dollars At Work

Today I got a letter from the Census Bureau.  Its purpose was to tell me that in about a week I'll be getting a letter from the Census Bureau.

I mean, really, does that make sense to anyone?  Combine that with those asinine commercials with Ed Begley, Jr. and I know I feel like I'm getting my money's worth.

And you know, while we're at it, I'm sick to death of the commercials pointing out that the purpose of the census is to make sure that we get our "fair share."  In other words, it's about making sure we get money for schools and roads and sewers and hypodermic needles for junkies and whatever else.

Bunk.  It's about representation...  Or, at least, that's what it's supposed to be about.  It isn't supposed to be just another way of claiming our share of the government teet.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Why Does Anyone Want This Job?

S.M. Stirling's Dies the Fire: A MediaBlog Premature Review

This is the part where we get a few dozen (or hundred or however many) pages into a book and tell you how badly it sucks. Or how great it is, I suppose. No, probably how bad it sucks.

Truth told, this one doesn't actually suck... It just strains credibility to the breaking point and beyond. Kind of like Stirling did in his Draka series. That time, pretty much everything that could go wrong for the good guys actually did go wrong and the result was that the most racist, brutal society imaginable ended up ruling the world.

Dies the Fire takes us in the opposite direction by putting good people in a bad place but letting pretty much every turn of luck go their way. If they need something (or someone), it (or he) just seems to magically appear.

I'm not giving you much in the way of plot points but suffice it to say that this is sort of an apocalyptic what-if kind of thriller. Personally, if you're into this sort of thing, I would suggest John Birmingham's After America instead. Better written and more believable. Both require a certain suspension of disbelief (all science fiction-type writing does), but Birmingham only asks for it once at the beginning of things... Stirling demands it on pretty much every page.

Putting On My Glenn Beck Tinfoil Hat Here

Egyptian president has gall bladder operation - Yahoo! News

This could turn out to be a little more complicated than it seems on the surface. Egypt, while a fairly reliable US ally and at peace with Isreal, has some fairly serious internal problems. It has operated under a state of emergency for something like 30 years. It is effectively a one-party oligopoly under the rule of Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak isn't in the best of health... He's 81 years old... And, if memory serves, he has been to Europe more than once in recent months for medical treatment.

Now he's in Germany for gallbladder surgery. In and of itself that might not mean all that much. Even the fact that he has temporarily transferred power to his prime minister while he recovers would only raise a moderate degree of concern to me. What really raises a red flag for me is:

"Mubarak, who was accompanied by his wife and two sons..."


Now, one of those sons is supposed to be his hand-picked successor. From some things I have read, that has met with some resistance in certain quarters.

Anyway, whenever the supreme leader is out of the country with his entire family, that raises a definite concern. It's a little too close to a Shah of Iran-type scenario. I'd be interested to know where Mubarak's daughters-in-law and grandchildren are.

Maybe nothing. We shall see.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Seriously... How Can You Not?

Capitalism In Its Purest Form

Not So Much



Our longtime readers will know that I am a committed Republican. The chances of me voting for Alex Sink are zero. That being said, I don't like this ad that the Republican Governor's Association is running against her. It reeks of the sort of class warfare that we usually condemn the other side for.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

See More

Tired of squinting at that tiny monitor on your desktop? You really can do better. All you have to do is check out 24 monitor to find the best price on... You guessed it... 24-inch monitors.

That Went Well

Brazil rebuffs US, says it will go own way on Iran - Yahoo! News

Hillary's tour of South America just goes from triumph to triumph!

She delivers 25 satellite phones to Chile. The Chilean president was overwhelmed, I'm sure.

Then she goes to Argentina and sells out Great Britain.

Finally, she goes to Brazil and gets dissed over sanctions on Iran.

Heck of a job, Hillary!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

This is a MediaBlog News Alert!

Charlie Crist and his "wife" are actually in the same room at the same time!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

An Open Letter to First Lady Michelle Obama

How about if I worry about my own fat kids and you work on getting your husband to quit smoking?

How Can You Not Love William Shatner?

A Little Humor For Your Sunday Morning

Got to love the kid's spunk... And, while we're at it, talk about a teacher with a stick up his/her ass... Yeah, you give the kid a dirty look. Yeah, you tell him it isn't appropriate (while you laugh on the inside), but detention? Teacher! Leave those kids alone!



I'm not sure CoCo is taking this well:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Real Men

Bush and Cheney Reunite, First Since Leaving Office - The Note

Okay, God love Dubya and (especially0 Uncle Dick, but these two take male macho uncommunicativeness (if it isn't, it should be) to a whole new level. To wit:

“Mr. President, welcome,” began Cheney.

“Lookin’ good,” replied Bush.

“Holding up,” said Cheney.

“Lookin’ good,” said Bush again.

“Could be worse,” said Cheney.



And then they spat on the ground and punched each other in the arm.

Theater of the Absurd

Obama, GOP fail to reach accord on health bill - Yahoo! News

And here I thought they would reach some sort of grand compromise. This thing was nothing more than the Democrat's pathetic attempt at political theater to serve as cover for when they try to ram this through. The Dear Leader is convinced that his charm will always let him get the better of anyone.

I, for one, found him disgusting today. A strong word but exactly the one I have chosen. Disgusting. I found it hideously arrogant of him to constantly refer to everyone in the room by their first name while they, of course, have to refer to him as Mr. President.

It's all very well to respect the office of the President, but he owes the same respect to Senators and Congressman. I personally thought it was calculated.

This is a Republic, damn it, and the trappings of the Imperial Presidency have gotten entirely out of hand. I probably find it particularly galling coming from a man who has done so little to deserve it, but really it is true more generally as well.

Do You Know What the Constitutional Convention Was About?

Process.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Fear For My Country

I'm just waiting for Larry King to say, "Hello, Dalai!"

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger Speaks, The MediaBlog Responds

Personally it felt like a mea culpa scripted by a corporate focus group. I could almost picture a flack from Gatorade, one from Gillette, one from EA... All of them sitting around a table and drafting the thing for him along with stage direction.

The President of the United States Holds The Tibetan People in the Highest Regard...


...but the ChiComs hold the mortgage.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'll Humiliate You Into Being Healthy!

Floirda's Department of Health operates a program called Tobacco Free Florida.  As you might have gathered from the name, its goal is to encourage you to quit smoking.  Toward that end, they have what is called the Florida Quit Line.  In a nutshell, it's an 800 number that refers you to resources that can help you quit smoking.

Okay.  Great.  Swell.  Fine...  Whatever.

Lately, however, they've started running a series of ads portraying smokers as outcasts.  Smelly clothes, smelly hair, bad skin...  In other words, they're trying to convince you to quit smoking by playing on your vanity and insecurity if not your intelligence. Using tax dollars to humiliate the citizenry.  The nanny state sinks to new depths.

Now, since childhood obesity has become a national emergency to be handled by The Queen Bee can we expect commercials ridiculing fat kids in the near future?

Why Does Barack Obama Hate People With AIDS?

Less Aid for AIDS? | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction

"Technically, it is not flatlining, but given the very considerable growth over the past five years, the AIDS advocates are considering this flatlining," said Ray Martin, executive director of Christian Connections for International Health.

George W. Bush will never get any credit for having dramatically, DRAMATICALLY, expanded assistance for fighting AIDS in Africa. Meanwhile, the Messiah starves programs which help the sick in Africa.

Why? Because Dubya was an evil Republican who hates Black people and queers... And, of course, it's only those evil queers who get AIDS so why would Dubya want to do anything for them?

And while we're at it, why would faith-based organizations (for faith-based, read Christian because that's what it usually means) want to help people with AIDS? Sure, ""the World Health Organization estimates that faith-based organizations deliver 30 to 70 percent of health care in developing countries," but that's got to be propaganda because everyone knows that Christianists hate those promiscuous people who got AIDS as a punishment from JEEEEEE-sus because they SINNED!

They Don't Even Have to Make It Up

Welcome to XFINITY | Features | TV & Movies | Internet | Voice | On Demand | Choice and Control | Subscribers | SmartZone

Am I the only one who thinks Comcast's rebranding of its internet/HD/whatever services as Xfinity has more than a little Dunder Mifflin Infinity 2.0 about it? Minus the molestation, of course.

Got a crappy product? Rebrand it, preferably with some hot, 90's moniker that includes an X... Or maybe an E... I?

Abandoning Jay

'Tonight Show' Bandleader Quits | Fancast News

Kevin Eubanks apparently doesn't want to be part of the Leno brand anymore. And who can blame him?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Your Tax Dollars At Work

Glad to know I could pay to transport 1/5 of the cabinet so they could be on ABC for two minutes wearing hardhats that make them look like dorks.

Heck of a job, Obamy!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

You First

VHEMT: The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

Damn Canucks!

What, they couldn't find anything for William Shatner to do?  He's only the greatest Canadian of them all for God's sake!

Beat Poetry? Did We Really Need That?

Only in Canada would people cheer "please" and "thank you".

They Accept The Mark... They Don't Accept American Express

The last time we had an Olympic opening ceremony to watch I told you that it was a pretty good preview of the coronation of the Antichrist...  For those that believe in such things.


Here's another metaphor for that dread day...  Up With People concert meets Nuremberg Rally.

Newsflash for My Red Brothers

You lost.
It's our continent now.
Get over it.

Yeah, I'm watching last night's Winter Olympics opening ceremonies.  A whole bunch of bullshit about the First Nations.  Newsflash to my multi-culti dumbass readers...  These just happened to be the folks squatting on the land when we evil bastard white Europeans got here.  Want to know why they were squatting on it?  They had taken it from someone else...  Probably right after they slaughtered them and ate their livers.

One people displacing another is the way of the world since the dawn of time.  The only thing new is the pseudo-guilt we're all supposed to feel about it.  I don't.

One of the Things I Like About The Star Spangled Banner

Is that you can't really sing it like you're in a smokey jazz club.

An Announcement

I hereby call for the immediate annexation of Canada.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

More Than You Wanted To Know

I listen to the radio while I sleep. Specifically talk radio. I find it soothing. Whatever. I wake up in the morning with my earbuds in place.

Now, I also suffer from nausea just about every morning. Have since I was a kid. Post-nasal drip. See? Told you it was more than you wanted to know.

Anyhoo, of late there is a new commercial that runs about three times every morning while I'm drifting at the edge of consciousness. It is for Chase credit cards and some kind of rebate card. It's about this woman who is eating at a diner. In essence it talks about how great it is to get 3% cash back every time you eat out.

Now, I love rebates as much as the next guy. More, actually, since I'm tight. What I don't like is having someone say the words "tuna melt" in my ear when I'm already sick to my stomach. What I like even less is for them to say "tuna melt" three times in a single commercial. And what I like even less than that is for them to run the same &*^@&#$@ commercial three times in the morning. That's nine tuna melts.

Even at 3 in the afternoon, the idea of melted cheese on top of tuna doesn't do great things for my stomach. At 7am when I'm flat on my back it's even worse.

So, a plea... Chase, can you please, please, PLEASE do something about this. I'm sure I kicked in like three bucks toward your bailout so the way I figure it you owe me a little payback.

Thank you.

Monday, February 01, 2010

A Little Parenting Advice, Kindly Offered

Newsflash, bitch...

If you spent a little more time keeping an eye on your son and a little less time trying to sort your neighbors cans, bottles and newspapers maybe he wouldn't be getting blown by the neighborhood slut.

I'm just saying.

The Birthers Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree


He wasn't born in Kenya... Clearly the man was born in Japan. He bows to anything with a pulse... Including the mayor of Tampa.

Banzai!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dealing With The Issues Regular Americans Care About

Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says - CNN.com

Just how tone deaf is the Obama Administration? I mean, I understand shoring up the base but right now he's on the ropes, the economy is in the tank... Is this really the time to be talking about buggery in the trenches during the State of the Union? Do they really think that's a key issue right now?

Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

We Choose Not To Go To The Moon

Obama aims to ax moon mission - OrlandoSentinel.com

Not because it's easy, but because it is hard.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Does This Mean...

Landrieu-gate - Laura Rozen - POLITICO.com

That in about forty years James O'Keefe will be doing commercials for gold?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Obamacare Now!

After hearing Barry Manilow covering a Rick Astley song I need an ear transplant.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

No... Really?

Edwards admits he fathered videographer's child - Yahoo! News

I guess the Shyster finally gave up on his dream of being Attorney General. Although, having a child out of wedlock is no impediment to employment in this administration.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Why Is This Happening?

Why is Jeff Zucker taking the Charlie Rose's airwaves right now? Does that make any sense at all while the negotiations with Conan are still ongoing? It only does if the pointy-headed, cueball moron is trying desperately to save his ass from the scythe that Comcast is going to (please God) swing.

The Old Testament: NC-17

Reading sweet little Bible stories at bedtime to the elder Bloglet tonight.  We decided to talk about how the Children of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days.  On the seventh day they blew their trumpets, the walls came tumbling down and the Israelites were able to go right in.

The End.

Except of course for the part where the Children of Israel slaughtered every living thing in the city...  Men and women...  Cattle and sheep...  Cute little fuzzy bunnies...  Oh!  Yeah!  And all of the children too.

Funny how they always leave those parts out.

I'm kidding but I'm also not kidding.  There is a lot of the Bible that just seems...  Well...  Un-Christian.  We gloss over a lot of that or try to explain it away.  What we're left with though is a loving, merciful God who is occasionally okey dokey just a-ok fine with murdering babies in their cribs.

That is, assuming we take everything literally like my fellow fundies do.  If we assume that when the Bible says God told them to slaughter the fuzzy bunnies and the babes in arms it is actually true rather than a self-serving cover story.  Personally, I don't. 

I am fully prepared to believe that people 3000 years ago were more than willing to do whatever the hell they felt like and then justify it by saying God told them it was okay.  As often as not, we're still doing the same thing.

Larry King Can't Fool Me

God love poor Larry King.

He can talk about the Tweet Suite as much as he likes and I'm still not buying it.  Larry King wouldn't know Twitter from his colostomy bag.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Or We Could Watch Jay Ask Morons Who Washington D.C. Is Named After


Sports Videos, News, Blogs

A Counterfactual

APNewsBreak: AP sources: Obama to Massachusetts

If George W. Bush had gone to campaign for a Republican candidate in a Senate special election while a disaster of the magnitude of the Haitian earthquake was unfolding right before our eyes... What do you think the response of the opposition party and the media might have been?

Just asking.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Credit Where It's Due

Cheers to CNN for giving wall-to-wall coverage to the Haiti disaster during prime time.

Jeers to Fox News for wasting our time with their usual lineup of opinion shows between 4 and 11 (not counting the Fox Report).

Seriously, we're big fans of Fox News around here, but if you want to consider yourself a news network then you need to focus on a big story like this around the clock.  CNN is doing that, Fox News is not.  I have no idea what MSNBC is doing because I (like most Americans).don't watch it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Things You Can Accomplish When You Don't Have a Sex Life

Getting A Little Creepy, Glenn

Is it just me or is anyone else a little creeped out by Glenn Beck's new theme song on the radio?  Sort of Bob Roberts meets cult if you asked me.

And, of course, you didn't.

Conan, His Own Anus Growing Sore, Decides to Give Jeff Zucker a Taste of His Own Medicine

A statement from Conan O'Brien:
People of Earth:
In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.
Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.
But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.
Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn't the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.
So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.
There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.
Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it's always been that way.
Yours,
Conan

Heck of a job, Zuckie!

Friday, January 08, 2010

The Cookie Crumbles

When Suze Orman says the word cookie it makes me want to pop my own eardrums.

Actually, when she says pretty much anything it makes me want to do that.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Duke Universtiy - Jedi Mind Tricks 101

Power Line - The radical feminist empire strikes back at Duke

Duke, home of the lacrosse "rape" scandal awhile back, has published new sexual misconduct guidelines. More of the usual feminist bullshit for the most part.

Here, however, is the part I like best:

Ada Gregory, director of the Women's Center, argues that "higher IQ males" like those who populate Duke are particularly effective at "manipulation and coercion." Hence their ability to "rape" women without them even realizing it.


Now, leaving aside the fact that one would think there are also "higher IQ" females at Duke who should be smart enough not to get themselves into dangerous situations... I love the idea that a woman could be raped without even knowing it. I mean, if someone has to tell you you were raped then, newsflash, you weren't. If someone has to talk you into thinking you were raped then, newsflash, you weren't.

All of this, like so much Leftist dogma, is aimed at creating victim classes for the purpose of gaining power. You take a girl who had sex and (maybe) regrets it later and you turn her into a rape victim. She is suddenly empowered as are you as her protector.

My Continuing Voyage of Self Discoverry

By nature I am a smartass, but I can stop myself.
If I want to.
Which I usually don't.

Double Standards... As Usual

My Way News - TSA ends journalist subpoenas over leaked memo

If the Bush Administration-era TSA had tried to threaten internet bloggers into revealing sources all hell would have broken loose.

When The Dear Leader does it, nothing more than a minor contretemps.

Friday, January 01, 2010

My First Cruel Post of 2010

God love him, but it is long past time for Dick Clark to hang it up. That quick shot of him kissing his wife is just getting creepier and creepier every year.