Thursday, October 12, 2006

In theory I will not be posting here any more, you should check out the new blog I am involved in with several of my friends:

Monday, October 09, 2006

Nicest thing I've ever seen at Snopes, the little poem made me cry on my call. Very nice little thingy.
Ahhh that's funny. Any time anything is "if it was a pony"'d, it's funny.
Atrios is being too stingy. I think 52% Hastertshouldresign deserves a pony.

Kick Ass Taco Alert!

Has anyone actually been to this place?  Those who are in the know, know that I am quite the liker of tacos.  We shall see if these tacos really warrant Austinist's ALERT status. 

Sunday, October 08, 2006

More people noticing Bush's signing statements...
I completely agree with the idea from this article on WWdN. He talks about the cost of big screen movies and whether it's worth making them when many episodes of a show could be made for the same cost.
adventurer: hey are you really a girl?
adventurette:totally! I really am!!
Adventurer: are you hot?
adventurette: OF COURSE!!

The answer to one of those two questions is apparently more likely to be true than you might think.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Give Paul Kiel a Prize!

Paul Kiel over at TPM Muckraker commented:
If he comes out, and he sees his shadow, does that mean that he'll resign?
concerning Dennis Hastert being surrounded by reporters.  Official funniest quote of the day!
Princess Sparkle Pony noticed this first and alerted me.  Funny funny stuff.

The Daily Show is as substantive as the "real" news

We all knew this already right?  Funny nonetheless, an article on Ars Technica addressing a recent study about the substance of network news vs. The Daily Show.  Worth a read.
Ugh. This post is not helpful dialogue. I have been largely staying off the Mark Foley mess because it's a mess. I feel kinda bad for the guy, which it seems per everywebsiteontheinternet means that I'm a terrible person. Either way, the "WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN!" shout is just as ridiculous when democrats say it as when Reverend Lovejoy's wife says it on the Simpsons. Anyway, back to the original point of this post. I was really irritated when I read this on Daily Kos:


Wow. He doesn't regret that the teens entrusted to his care were being preyed on by a predatory colleague. And damn those wily Democrats -- they forced Foley to prey on those pages for all these years, all in a dastardly plot to position themselves for victory in 2006.

So in short, screw the kids, and it's the Democrats' fault.

You've got to love Republicans.


Ok, for starters, I don't really see how Kos tranlated Shimkus statements into that the Dems forced Foley into preying on pages. Pretty much of qa stretch to get from one place to the other. Screw the kids and it's the Democrats fault? The only member of congress I've heard even remotely accuse Democrats of being responsible was Harris, and she is a total joke anyway. What Shimkus said was:

"I put more time in to protect these kids than anyone. For these people to try to take me down because of this is unconscionable. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. For my former friends who are Democrats and who are leading this charge, I know what their true values are."

Now, despicable, sure. He's mad at his friends who are Democrats because they don't think he should be let off the hook for what may or may not be a huge shirking of duties. Kind of dumb, definitely not an admirable emotion. Blaming them for the problem? not really. The end of the quote from Kos is what really pissed me off though, again, we always have to group all Rebuplicans in together, make sure everything is simplified to the lowest common denominator, with the Republicans or against them. The "You've gotta love republicans" crap really pisses me off. Republicans are bad for many reasons, almost across the board, but you can't just attribute any bad trait to them. It's bad for the dialogue. It's Rush Limbaughism. I don't need a Rush Limbaugh for the left, he can stay on the right, I want my team to speak truths.

on the other hand, if you wanted to yell at people an APPROPRIATE random shouting was posted on the bottom of the post above that I was complaining about:


October Surprise?

Shimkus, this "surprise" could've been sprung in any month you preferred, asshat!


Exactly! This is a relevant comment about Shimkus' idiotic ranting.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Did ya hear the newspeak? AP chimed in as well. Ignorance is strength!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wonkette is funny.
Studio 60 was excellent again last night, and it looks like Aaron Sorkin and Tommy Schlamme are really going to pull off another show with the same really big emotionally charged feel of the West Wing. My favorite part of last night's show when Matt said to Danny "by the way I'd be happy to take shots at Democrats too if only 1 of them would say or DO SOMETHING!" WOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRDDD!!!!!!!!! Thank you again Mr.Sorkin.
It seems like I had to listen to an awful lot of BS rhetoric about "Those who harbor terrorists share guilt for the acts they commit." Now under that theory, shouldn't Dennis Hastert, Reynolds, Boehner, Shimkus, ALL be exactly the same responsible as Foley? I didn't really want to post much about this because it's getting hit plenty hard - prehaps too hard - just about everywhere, but the rhetoric really ought to get drudged up by the Democrats, if for no other reason than to stop the for us or against us talk.

Monday, October 02, 2006

I was just reading an aritcle on Ars Technica about advertising in video games, I was particularly excited by a line towards the bottom of the article:


Rather than arguing that more ads are needed to make virtual worlds look more like the real one, perhaps it's time to start asking whether we wouldn't prefer the real world to be as ad-free as most virtual spaces?

Let me just say...

WOOOOORRRRRRRRRRD!!!! < /I <3 Huckabees >
It's pink because someone posted on Slashdot that they were trying to get websites to go pink for October for Breast Cancer month. It will probably only last half the month until I switch to some Halloween format.

Bill Kristol smacked down on Fox News

Didn't anyone tell Sheppard Smith who Bill Kristol is? They can't criticize him on Fox!

Re-Establishment Clause

I read about this the other day, can't remember where from exactly.  Removing the payment of lawyers fees for winning cases under the establishment clause only serves the purpose of discouraging people from using it.  Thank you for removing some more of my constitution idiotic Theocracy.

Kip Hawley is an idiot

(I decided it was ok that it says that twice in a row, heh)

Sunday, October 01, 2006