Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rahm's Game Face

Eric Holder - Again

Holder Reportedly Failed to
Disclose Gitmo Detainee Brief

"even though the Senate questionnaire he was
required to fill out specifically requested such information

$5 says "slipped my mind" will be found in the first paragraph of Holder's explanation.

More gummint evil

homeyCENSLUS Gobbledy-Gook 2010
I wonder if we’re going to get a letter with the actual form informing us that the form is here......... (Sondrak)

Boned Jello

Aside from the obvious-to-everybody-with-a-working-brain-stem  inefficaciousness of this notice of a notice, I'm offended by the gobbledygook below (pun not intended).  I don't need to explain why, or how.  Most everyone will have the same thoughts.  Have you seen this?

Sending a Message with the Census   [Mark Krikorian]

John: I haven't gotten my letter from the Census Bureau yet asking me to make sure I fill out the questionnaire. But when I do fill it out, I'll use it to send a message.

Fully one-quarter of the space on this year's form is taken up with questions of race and ethnicity, which are clearly illegitimate and none of the government's business (despite the New York Times' assurances to the contrary on today's editorial page). So until we succeed in building the needed wall of separation between race and state, I have a proposal. Question 9 on the census form asks "What is Person 1's race?" (and so on, for other members of the household). My initial impulse was simply to misidentify my race so as to throw a monkey wrench into the statistics; I had fun doing this on the personal-information form my college required every semester, where I was a Puerto Rican Muslim one semester, and a Samoan Buddhist the next. But lying in this constitutionally mandated process is wrong. Really — don't do it.

Instead, we should answer Question 9 by checking the last option — "Some other race" — and writing in "American." It's a truthful answer but at the same time is a way for ordinary citizens to express their rejection of unconstitutional racial classification schemes. In fact, "American" was the plurality ancestry selection for respondents to the 2000 census in four states and several hundred counties.

So remember: Question 9 — "Some other race" — "American". Pass it on.
Consider it passed on.

Michael Palin's adventures

Today's E-Mail
Hi Rodge:

My friend Anne and I were having tea this morning, and we just don't get the whole India-Pakistan thing.  I know of course about your undercover service in both countries; could you perhaps provide us with a key?

Tim R.
Hi Tim.  Perhaps I can.  See if this video of them going toe-to-toe helps.

I know there's a joke here ...

So, a Rabbi, a Priest, and a
Mullah walk into this bar ...

Boned Jello


Remember Doug Hoffman ...
Boned Jello

  ... who fell 4,000 votes short of an upset victory in the three-way special election won by Bill Owens, who became the first Democrat to represent the district in decades?  It's game on again, and this time Hoffman's favored to win.

A present suplise

China's military bluster
camouflages toothless bite

Big on spit and polish and parades but short on experience, new technology and force coordination, China's military has far to go before its bite begins to approach its increasingly loud, and for some fearsome, bark.

Boned Jello

I instinctively see some truth in this assessment, given our historical penchant for giving commies more credit than they deserve.  But, no nation with ICBMs, nuke warheads, and satellite technology is toothless.  Anyway, China's status as our nation's  mortgage holder (how in the *%#%@!!  did that happen?) is the real threat at the moment. Especially considering who represents our interests today.   This series of fortune cookie inserts are funny, and prophetic at once.

Parody of the month

Barry Seinfeld
The endless banter, the self-absorbed complaining – it sounds like Seinfeld, but with our liberal leaders, it’s just another day of the politics of meaninglessness. 

Mad props to Pajama's Media for this Barry Seinfeld performance, it is the shit! A good job too.

Real Art

What's unusual about this photo?

Boned Jello

It's not a photo.  It's from this collection of  Hyperreal Paintings


And me moi?  I too am a recognized artiste,but practice within the abstractness discipline.  

Surprised?  Yup, I studied for 7 minutes that seemed like years at the Academie du Picasso.
Boned Jello

Mr. Dondelinger?

In Passing

In passing ..
Almost 10 things

1. The Dems' Deafening Silence On Tax Cuts
Liberal leaders want us to believe Bush's tax cuts weakened the economy and created a climate of avarice. This fostered the speculative bubble that eventually burst, bringing down the financial sector and triggering the latest recession. - But just the opposite is true -

2. China warns US against selling F-16s to Taiwan
Solution: Sell Taiwan F-22s, then lease them back

3. This Pop-up ad just popped , demonstrating:
1. The effectiveness of Firefox's pop-up stopper
2. Democrat's grasp of the concept of "insurance," or the free market system

4. Military Wisdom
Sample: "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." — Maritime Ops Manual

5  Chief justice unsettled by Obama's criticism of Supreme Court
"To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I'm not sure why we are there"

6. Tigerhawk:A fantasy of my youth

I'm fairly sure you are going to think less of me for this, but in my circle of friends, circa 1977, this would have made me the coolest dude alive.

7. Another innovation from the Netherlands:
Assisted suicide for anyone over 70 who has simply had enough of life is being considered in Holland.
Non-doctors would be trained to administer a lethal potion to elderly people who 'consider their lives complete'...
[Mark Steyn]

Sen. Lindsey Lohan7. Senator Graham Gets the Law Wrong . . . Again
You can tell that the lawyers who've come to the aid of DOJ's al-Qaeda lawyers don't have a coherent case. Every time they open their mouths, they embarrass themselves.

8. Senators say energy clock ticking
President Obama believes it is “critical” to have a price on carbon to grow the economy and create millions of jobs, Sen. John Kerry told reporters after their meeting Tuesday night. ...  Sen. Lindsey Lohan Graham emphasized job creation and pricing carbon in a business-friendly way. A comprehensive strategy is the only solution, he told reporters. 

9. O'Krugman's Keynesian Blarney
The columnist who worries about Washington not spending enough also blames the financial crisis on "free-market fundamentalism" and "letting bankers do what they want." When did Uncle Sam do that?