This was f’ing hilarious. My favorite is number one: Jihad me at hello.
Check it out.
This was f’ing hilarious. My favorite is number one: Jihad me at hello.
Check it out.
And I am not even joking.
While googlemapping a location on New York Avenue in DC, I was trying to understand exactly where this area was in relation to the rest of the city; New York Avenue is a long fricken avenue. So I did a directions search, from the “White House” to the address on New York.
No can do, said Google. Had no idea what I was talking about. It did helpfully suggest “Barack Obama White House” at 1600 Penn Ave. I took it but I didn’t like it.
I realize that some people may not understand this – certainly neither Google nor Barack Obama really have absorbed this – but that is not his house. It belongs to the people of the United States. He doesn’t own it or pay a mortgage on it. He lives there rent-free for four years.
It is offensive when Barack says, “my house” as he’s done a few times. And as Google is doing now too.
I don’t recall Google calling it “George Bush White House”. This is just ridiculous. We are not “his people” or “his subjects” and that is not his goddamned house.
Three of the Lackawanna Six — men who were convicted after 9/11 of attending al Qaeda training camps — have entered the government’s witness protection program as a reward for testifying at a Guantanamo Bay trial last fall, records show.
Yahya Goba, 32, Sahim Alwan, 36 and Yasein Taher, 31, have vanished from the federal Bureau of Prisons public database, indicating they entered the program.
So if you see a shifty looking, swarthy dude in Arizona or Florida, just ask if you recognize them from Kabul and see how they respond.
They should have been shot and killed. But America is the land of second chances, even for convicted terrorists.
A new poll suggests that Rush Limbaugh is the most influential conservative.
26 percent of those who responded, followed by Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck at 11 percent. Actual politicians – former Vice President Dick Cheney and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin – were the choice of 10 percent each.
Asked to choose from among seven presidents, Americans tapped John F. Kennedy as the one they’d like to see added to Mount Rushmore. Kennedy polled 29 percent, with Ronald Reagan second at 20 percent.
With all the talk on the news about whether Americans should have the choice of a government-run health insurance plan in any health care reform, only 26 percent of those who responded said they felt confident explaining the “public option” to someone who didn’t know about it.
Half of Americans chose laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as a ceremony in which they’d most like to participate. That swamped the other choices: lighting the Olympic torch, tossing the coin to open a Super Bowl, starting the race at the Indianapolis 500, ringing the opening bell at the stock exchange and throwing out the first pitch at the World Series.
Fascinating that they skimmed the “do you support a public option” question. Or maybe they are just shy about publishing those results.
In any case, I am pleased that John McCain and none of the other RINOs were on the list of Most Influential. As the titular head of the Republican Party, I believe Rush Limbaugh does a fine job of educating people on the basic tenets of Conservative philosophy.
Oh, and remember when he took my call about Enron? Good times.
A few years ago, when I got my first camera, I began taking pictures of funny license plates. It’s a quiet hobby. Anyway, I thought it was time to bust out some of the collection.
While writing my previous post about Sarah Palin, I began to think about her role in our culture, and I realized she and Madonna have two fascinating similarities.
Women in our culture are respected only if they have suffered. A happy, accomplished woman, such as Sarah Palin, is scorned. Even Madonna is widely scorned; the articles about her nowadays are about her plastic surgery, her preference for boys barely out of their teens, and her workout regimen. No-one has addressed the fact that she has earned a billion dollars in her career, or tried to understand what made her such a cultural phenomenon, or talked about her marketing genius. Madonna has not suffered, therefore she has no sympathy and sympathy is the only way liberals can relate to people. Her face lift is up for discussion because it’s considered a weakness (vanity) while her incredible earning power is ignored completely. Feminists shouldn’t actually achieve anything, much less earn the kind of wealth that she’s amassed. That goes against the anti-capitalist grain, as well as the women-are-weaklings meme.
Sarah Palin has never relied on any liberal institutions to achieve her goals. She was not Affirmative Actioned into office. Her accomplishments in office are never discussed for the same reason Madonna’s aren’t discussed. If there is a political aspect to that denial, it is that of course you don’t want to discuss your opponent’s accomplishments. But I think from a strictly feminist perspective, her accomplishments cannot be discussed because it proves women are capable of achieving great things even without the “support” of liberal institutions.
Ironically, Sarah Palin and Madonna have an inverted sexuality problem.
Sarah Palin’s appearance is derided as a “slutty flight attendant”. Her flesh is shown on Newsweek, a magazine that fancies itself a major player in the news. Even her children are sexualized, and her choice to give birth to a son with Down Syndrome is discussed – even after liberals have told us time and again that a woman’s choice to “carry a pregnancy to term” is between herself and her doctor (I love the fact that her husband isn’t even included in that mantra.) Sarah Palin did not invite the sexual attention. She’s sexual (obviously) with her husband, but that is private. Certain political operatives use Sarah’s own ladylike behavior against her.
But Madonna did invite sexual attention. Madonna humped the floor in a wedding dress at the Video Music Awards two decades ago. She wore as little as possible. She sang about sex. She’s still doing that today. Madonna demands that every person – male or female, appropriate or not – has a sexual response to her. Yet even with her flagrant sexuality, nobody really talks about her in sexual terms. Nobody calls her a slut. Nobody scorns her for marrying twice, and having a 22 year old boyfriend. (In one interview she said that her boyfriends “have to be just old enough to dress themselves.”) The key thing to understand about Madonna and the media, however, is this: Madonna owns her sexuality. The media can not use it against her to make her a victim (and as I said, sympathy is the only way they can relate to anyone.)
Yet the sexuality problem is the same for both of them: it exists. I cannot imagine a man in any industry demanding to be sexualized (unless you’re an Enron executive, then you’re just asking for it.) Furthermore, I cannot imagine a man being degraded for being sexual. Even politicians caught with prostitutes and paramours do not suffer because of their sexuality. Nobody ever calls them sluts. One simply can not humiliate a man by pointing out that he is a sexual creature. But when the subject is a woman, the pillars of society go crashing, one by one, into the deep blue sea.
American Thinker has a great article about the ‘wilding’ of Sarah Palin. The author of the post describes her shift from liberalism to conservatism, and the hypocrisy of liberals claiming to be pro-woman. The author, Robin of Berkley, sees Sarah Palin being defiled by the Left’s constant heaping of sexual scorn.
What interested me most about the article is the author’s assertion that women’s issues reveal more about the men who support the liberal agenda than the women they supposedly benefit. From the article:
Women are continually sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. If under radical Islam women are enshrouded and stoned and beheaded, so be it.
My other epiphanies: those ponytailed guys were marching for abortion rights not because they cherished women’s reproductive freedom, but to keep women available for free and easy sex.
And the eagerness for women to make good money? If women work hard, leftist men don’t have to.
Then the bombshell:
Palin is not the only intended victim. As Against Our Will described, the brutality is also aimed at men. By forcing men to witness Palin’s violation, the Left tries to emasculate conservative men and render them powerless.
I reacted strongly to this because I believe the overriding social structure is ‘about’ destroying men. I believe abortion destroys men’s natural desire to take responsibility for their actions. I believe welfare destroys men’s responsibilities to provide for their families. I believe the whole notion of women’s equality is based on lowering the baseline of male achievement. So the effort to use Sarah Palin to destroy men is actually not revolutionary to me – but it is fascinating to see this opinion gaining critical mass.
A commenter from the American Thinker article writes:
“Palin is not the only intended victim. As the book, Against Our Will described, the brutality is also aimed at men. By forcing men to witness Palin’s violation, the Left tries to emasculate conservative men by rendering them powerless.” I sensed this on a tram ride this summer from downtown Juneau to the top of Mt. Roberts. Some snide remarks were made about Palin by the tram operator, concluding with: “…unless there is someone here who likes Palin.” There were some giggles and snorts, and I was angered. I raised my voice significantly so the 20 other riders could hear me: “Yeah, I like her–I like her a lot.” In my tone was the clear message that if anyone wanted to make something out of that, I would be willing to take them on. No one said another word. I am 62 but fit. Had anyone wanted a fight over this they could have had it. We can’t let these people continue to get away with mocking decency as if it is a weakness or something to be ashamed of. Thank you, Robin, for zeroing in on another aspect of what is happening as Sarah Palin is targeted by a rabid and diseased left.
Loud and obnoxious people – bullies – are rarely confronted. Therefore, the loud and obnoxious are the ones who make decisions about how people will react to any given situation. Like the commentator above describes, everyone was quiet, whether or not they liked Sarah Palin. But this man wasn’t going to be bullied. He wasn’t going to allow Sarah Palin to be mocked and ridiculed… unlike the current crop of men – Republican men included – who are presently our leaders. I have heard not a single male stand up for Sarah Palin on the national scale. Not one senator, representative, governor or media figure has stepped up and said you can’t talk about our women that way. Instead, they try to get along with the other side, they mock her, or worst of all, they remain silent.
It’s a great article. Read the whole thing.
The streets were empty. The lights on the roofs of low-slung uptown buildings – which come up every year at Christmas – were on, and the rows of Christmas Trees were lit. I had a lot on my mind, but was struck when I saw how pretty it all was.
Today I received this in the comment section of my Butt Necklace post:
My name is Micheal Anderson of soleclothes.etsy.com and the owner of this image.
This post is to officially notify you that you are infringing upon copyright material. Immediately cease and desist from the unlawful use of the image and remove it from your site. I appreciate your promptness. If you have any questions I can be reached at the email in this post.
Granted, it’s been a few years since I was in law school, but I don’t believe posting a comment on a blog qualifies as an actual legal notification. And normally when one receives a “cease and desist”, it is signed by some dude with an ESQ after his name, not “graphic designer.”
I can not find any evidence that the photo is copyrighted, but the image has been removed. Unless the image has an important purpose, my policy is to accommodate a “creator’s” desires even if they have no apparent legal basis.
However, I do wonder why people just do not ask nicely first before they send the obnoxious “cease and desist” language. Why not try to be polite first and then escalate only if necessary?
Also: is it funny to anyone else that the butt necklace is being so vociferously defended?
Hundreds of thousands of electronic messages from 9/11 — including panicked exchanges from the Pentagon and the NYPD — were released today by a nonprofit activist group.
The riveting pager texts include messages from people at the fiery scene, brave first responders and worried, desperate onlookers just trying to get a word about a loved one.
“We’re under another ‘terrorist’ attack in new york city at the world trade buildings!!!” said one message recorded at 9:11 a.m. “It’s horrible. two planes crash into the top floors of each building.”
Another message reads: “Please don’t leave the building. One of the towers just collapsed! Please, please be careful. Repeat,”
Another was more emotional: “Honey wanted to tell you how much i love you,” the sender wrote. “I was a little worried.I Don’t want to lose you now that I got you back. You mean everything to me. You have my whole heart and life. I love you so much.”
Tears. Right there. That text. Tears.
Read the texts here.