Sunday, May 01, 2011

bin Laden in perpetual dirt nap

News Of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Spreads Like Wildfire On Twitter
According to the Twitter-sphere, President Osama is about to announce the death of Obama bin LadenObama bin Laden, in an impromptu announcement broadcast on this Sunday night at 10:45 EST.

This news is actually spreading like wildfire before the broadcast on Twitter where the first sign of confirmation came when Keith Urbahn the Chief of Staff for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tweeted, “I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden.”

CNN has just confirmed

Self improvement

I'm trying to be less crepuscular. Please bear with me.

Sign Crime

Group of deaf, mute friends stabbed at bar after thug mistakes sign language for gang signs

Gang signs
A group of deaf friends were stabbed at a bar in Florida after a woman mistook their sign language for gang signs.

The group's signing caught the eye of
45-year-old gang-banger Barbara Lee. She thought the group was throwing gang signs at her, and responded by flashing gang signs back at them, cops said.

The group motioned for her to leave them alone.

Lee left the bar but returned with two members of her crew ... begin stabbing.
I used to watch (but, can't stomach anymore) the gang and prison shows on the Hitler Channels.  You've seen them.  Prison gangsta talks about the sanctity of his gang tattoo, and how anyone who has one that's unauthorized has to be killed.  Because, dammit, is disrespectful! They work damn hard to earn the right to wear that badge of honor - like, e.g. killing a rival gang member

So I'm thinking, okay, this is easy.  Go to all the prisons - especially in California, and check inmate tats.  If they wear one of those gang signs, bingo.  Prima facie. An admission of murder.  Take them down to the green chamber for summary justice. Wap-Wap.  This trash, too.  Everybody agrees with me too. 

And the verdict is...

summary justice

Bridal Path

Bridal Path

The Bridal Path

  Much attention has been given to the “Balcony Kiss” of Will and Kate of late.  It is, of course, far from the only official protocol attendant to British Royal Nuptials.  There is, in fact, a protocol for the wedding night.  As a commoner, Kate would likely have received this explanation from one of the Royal Retainers something like this.
The newlyweds would enter the Royal Honeymoon Suite through separate entrances.  Each would find them in dressing chambers on either side of the Royal Honeymoon Chamber.  Once they had completed their preparations, including Kate dressing in the Historic Royal Bridal Trousseau, they would enter the Royal Chamber for Consummation, Will entering first.

Upon Kate’s entrance, she would, “Offer her Honor,” at which point Will would Honor her Offer.  And then all night long it would be honor and offer…offer and honor…honor and offer…

Tom Mann

It's all moo now.

Where was MY cowbell?

No Cowbell

Night Fighters

I am reminded

Night fighter

My dad told the story about a company of  colored tankers rolling into whatever German town he was in at the time.  He said they were very popular with the local women, who had never seen a black man before, and were utterly unaffected by race issues.  The tankers told the girls they were special "night fighters," and scored heavily. 

How much oil do we have?

How much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?

A short flash video that shows you where the oil has come from, over time. It is a graphic reminder that we put money in the pocket of downright evil people -- dictators of the worse sort -- every time we buy a gallon of gasoline. This is one of the world's many complex moral choices that we elide rather than resolve. That evasion used to trouble me, until I decided that it is the only way that a thoughtful person can get through the day. [Tiger Hawk]

Oil Through The Ages

Tiger Hawks has this exactly right. Because of  very misguided policy (at best), or an intentional "leveling of tables" (my choice), we're verging on third world status.  We have in the process " put money in the pocket of downright evil people."  In the 1960s we were producing 8,979,000 barrels of oil.  Today, with an economy vastly larger ...

Oil Through The Ages

... we're doing 5,510,000 barrels.  Why? Because we've used our oil resources?  Not even close.  The answer to "How much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?" is “more than all the Middle East put together.”   We can supply 100% of our oil, and export to the rest of the world for at least 500 years.  But guess what?  Long before that, fossil fuels will have gone the way of  whale oil.  Some of you saw this in yesterday's TOP GEAR video.

Coming soon to a dealer near you
The latent boffin hiding inside James bursts forth when he gets his hands on GM’s futuristic oxygen and hydrogen powered Hywire – the only one in existence.
Watch this segment on GM's Hywire concept car, fueled by sea water (click, select video segment 2, and go to about the 3:50 mark).  This isn't pie-in-the-sky.  This car was drivable in 2002 (when the video was made).  The estimate then was GM was about 20 years away from production.  Granted, since Obama nationalized GM, and has his people running it, GM is prolly about 200 years away, but there are others working on it as well.  So, all of this anguish, suffering, inflation and job loss today was preventable. We did it to ourselves, by electing, and I must say it, Democrats. 

For what it's worth.

Palin to Maddow - 'Get me a Diet Coke"

Do somehing useful Maddow ...

Maddow Zinger

Michelle's Mirror

Wedding Pictures You Haven't Seen

Michelle's Mirror

Via the little girl on the left - The Photo Bomb of the Century"