Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Friday, February 17, 2012

I've Never Seen This In An Article

I was reading one of the linked stories over at Hotair, when I noticed this paragraph in a typically worthless, anti-American Washington Post story by Eugene Robinson...

Let me interject that this column will include quite a few Chinese names, which can be hard for English speakers to follow. Please make the effort. Being an informed citizen of the world is increasingly going to require some level of comfort with Chinese nomenclature.

Shall I tear this apart piece by piece? Don't mind if I do! First of all, I've really never seen a serious column writer condescend to his own audience in this way before. Yes, I've seen them make snarky comments about some of their readers, as in, "Gee I hope all the Republicans reading this can understand all the polysyllabic words," or some other garbage, but this is aimed directly at his own readers. As in, "Washington Post readers are so stupid I need to point out that there are names of people from other countries and cultures in this article. Don't be afraid!" Now technically, Washington Post readers, New York Times readers, the LA Times, these people actually can be considered troglodytic knuckle-draggers, mainly because of their weird insistence that reading the right paper, voting for inexperienced shams, believing in things like global warming without even having the most basic scientific understanding (while treating religious people like they're some idiot underclass) makes them smarter, rather than demonstrating that they're smarter by accomplishment. But then again, Eugene Robinson isn't exactly a prize pig of intellect. So where does he get off telling his own readers that they need to smarten up when reading his article? I don't know, but he does seem to have high opinion of his own writing. His line, "which can be hard for English speakers to follow", makes it sound as if he imagines his readers are reciting his columns. Maybe he meant English readers. I honestly can't be certain either way. Also, citizen of the world? Either there's a gas leak at the Washington Post building or he needs a dictionary because I don't think he knows what citizen means. The "world" doesn't guarantee your rights and privileges. Also, citizen is a relative term. A person is a citizen of one country relative to another. If there existed only one country, you wouldn't need the term citizen. Maybe he thinks there are other worlds he can be a citizen of and he just happens to live on this world. Which is why I mention the gas leak. Either that or he just really hates America. I also like it when he tells us to make an effort. OK, Eugene, I'll make the effort, but no promises. I mean, differentiating between the names of different people (which are spelled differently) is kind of difficult, especially when you're the writer. Maybe you're just warning us because you had so much trouble writing this column. It's OK Eugene, tomorrow you can go back to writing about John F. Kerry, who should not be confused with John F. Kennedy. Or John F. Street for that matter. Say, maybe you should include that paragraph in your other articles for your non-English speakers. After all, they might want to be informed citizens of the world too.

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

A few months ago the Illinois Humanities Council, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (you), auctioned off a dinner with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Now, I know what you're thinking, who wouldn't want to have dinner with terrorists? But more to the the point, what sort of evil genius would actually bid on such a dinner, such as it were, in order to further his own evil journalistic blood lust for liberal scalps? And what sort of, again evil, person would win said auction, only to invite his equally evil cohorts, including the super evil Andrew Breitbart, to dinner with these poor defenseless terrorists? That would be Tucker Carlson. Matt Labash of the Weekly Standard regales us (here) while Tucker tents his fingers and smiles (evilly) from his lair.

Anyone Got A Broom Or Something?

To Dig Or Not To Dig...

What's that old line, when you've dug yourself into a hole the first thing to do is to stop digging?

p.s. For the record, I also see things getting better in a year or two. (snicker)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Come On Guys

via Ace O' Spades
Hey, let's play a game. It's called What If Bush Had Done That. Even though I wasn't there, I'm going to assume that as soon as Barry said, "Come on, guys", the matter was settled. As usual. There probably weren't any questions on the contraception rule after that. I'm also going to assume that we will never hear about this again. No indignation about Obama stonewalling reporters and threatening the very foundation of the free press. No audio or video will be leaked so it can't be used in political ads. No "Come on, guys" meme spreading across the the internet. Probably won't hear it on Leno either. Think that would have happened if Bush was president? Come on, guys.

Say, This White House Isn't Too Good At Staging Photos, Huh?

Who's holding the rope?

Where's the food?

Was someone on vacation? Again?

We're supposed to believe that Elmo kicked out that chair when his feet can't even reach it? Nice try, Barry!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Barack Obama Is A Threat To Our Democracy

I'm not saying it, Barack Obama is. Two years ago, Barack Obama said that a Supreme Court ruling that allowed private organizations like superPACs to spend unlimited money was a "threat to our democracy". Monday, he agreed that his reelection campaign will take full and complete advantage of those same evil, horrible, backroom-dealing superPACs. They're a threat to our democracy... and he's going to use them. So I guess he's just admitting what we all thought.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Another Reason I'm Glad The Patriots Lost

Apparently, someone lost a bet.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Yeah, So... We're About Three Years Away From Skynet Becoming Self-Aware

It's A I Know Where You Keep Your Gun Music Friday

Apparently Alice Cooper made a theme song for The Man With The Golden Gun which was never used.

Oh, and don't forget, I know where you keep your gun...

Things I Suddenly Realized All Of A Sudden

  • Idiot proofing is mainly designed for college-educated people who are too smart to use common sense.
  • The major shortcoming our Forefathers made in writing the Constitution is assuming we would become more civilized over time.
  • Stand-up comedians are creepy.
  • If you don't want to be murdered by gypsies, don't run over fortunetellers.
  • Part of Italy is in Switzerland.
  • You buy garbage bags so that you can throw them away.
  • Dr. Oz is a scam artist.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Epic Cat Fight

I'm not sure what's more impressive, the crows getting in on the fight or that fact that someone soundtracked this.

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