Saturday, January 09, 2010

Entertaining Cone Sucker

Free Obama Dolls

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Momma from the train?

golf buddies

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Joe Klein, Enemy

"Americans were the bad guys ... "

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I've had this in the hopper since last week.  But first - I despise Joe Klein.  I despise him for sandbagging his Newsweek customers, about what he learned about the Clintons in 1992.   He was their hand-picked embedded campaign  'reporter.'  Instead of letting us in on it, Klein later wrote a thinly disguised account of a smarmy con man and his distasteful, manipulative wife  in  "Primary Colors."   He ought to have been drummed out of journalism altogether. Instead he became, evidently, a J-school role model.

I digress.

From Matthew Contunetti's Howler of the Day (So Far!)Joe Klein saw Avatar the other night, and he came away pleasantly surprised:

 But that wasn't the most amazing thing about the movie: the Americans were the bad guys. They were a mercenary army working for corporate villains who wanted to strip-mine a tribe of alien, cerulean nice-guy, enviro-theists. The dialogue was awful; the characterizations were crude...and I'm sure that conservatives will dismiss this as another excretion of the Hollywood left. But still, it was something for a mainstream--indeed, a blockbuster--motion picture to have you rooting for the blue dudes flying about on birds painted like Chinese fans...and rooting against the humans, none of whom had the requisite Eastern European or Arab villain accents.

Contunetti suggests Amerian (but not overseas) audiences overlook "James Cameron's ridiculously heavy-handed and semi-parodic political message order to enjoy the revolutionary special effects. I know I did."

Yeah, well I'm a lot less forgiving.  If I want to see something in 3D, I'll look at my glass of American red whiskey. 

Rascists and Hatists

You might be a racist if ...
you view
through a racial prism

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Actual quotage ....


The Hong Kong of Africa?

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Bouake, the second largest metropolis in the Ivory Coast, seems to be 180° out of phase with ussens. Sigh.

Bouake is the ex-rebel capital of "Soroland", as the zone is sometimes nicknamed, after the New Forces leader, Guillaume Soro....Soroland may not be a breakaway zone, but for seven years the inhabitants of this zone have got used to living without government taxes, customs charges and even water and electricity bills....

Hussein Doumbia is one of many local business leaders who have learnt to profit from this vast black market zone.

"Things are a lot cheaper than in the south - we see that people from the south often come here to stock up, above all the military who come for all their electronics - mobile phones, DVDs, televisions, everything," he says.

When civil servants fled south, volunteer teachers, like Ali Ouattara, stepped forward to try to keep things going.

"We didn't want the kids to become child soldiers, so we tried to give them something. This is how we became teachers," says Mr Ouattara, who lost his job at the university at the start of the crisis....

Gradually with contributions from parents, the ad-hoc schools helped save a generation of children, and in some years the rebel zone got better results in national exams than the government zone.

Other volunteers helped cover for the absence of the state in other ways: setting up an ad-hoc postal service; their own television stations and some basic policing. [Reason]

Tom Mabe

Laff Attack

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Cuzzin Ricky sent this "greatest prank call ever."  It prolly is, although technically speaking it's a "prank answer."  It's been several years since I first posted this, but even if you heard it yesterday you'll laugh out loud again.  I give you Tom Mabe. (SFW) (Direct file link here)

Utah Is For Lovers

In Passing

In Passing ...
 .. pay attention and see new stuff

57,822  Sign petition to protest civilian trial of KSM
57,822,000 is a reasonable expectation

Scott Brown swearing-in would be stalled to pass health-care reform
Would be the 41st vote to stop Obamacare
In contrast, Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) was sworn in at the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 18, 2007, just two days after winning a special election to replace Martin Meehan. In that case, Tsongas made it to Capitol Hill in time to override a presidential veto of the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

"Healther" Was Under Contract With HHS While Touting Health Reform Bill
Economist MIT professor Jonathan Gruber paid $297,600 while/for  touting the Democrats' health proposals in the media.

Cook: Dems Could Lose The House
...  retirements are creating a “vicious circle” for Democratic politicians. For the first time, he sees a significant risk that Democrats could lose the House this year if trends continue. (Somebody alert RNC Chairman Michael Steele).

Hope: The Obama Musical Story

badanov Chuckles Johnson (nee Little Green Footballs) gets his first MSM blow job

Left’s Blueprint for Destroying America Posted Online
A document titled “National Progressive and Party Infrastructure” offers a few clues.

Two Against Two: Bloomberg And Lautenberg Pair Up To Violate The Second And Fourteenth Amendments
Putting people  "on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!"

Kentucky's Answer to Unconstitutional Federal Actions
The answer to the federal government's current expansion far beyond the limits set by the Constitution lies in Thomas Jefferson's response to the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798.

Walmart Greeter Punched By Customer Gets Fired
See? This is what I'm talking about.