Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Tom Mann


The math of the Rubik’s cube

Unfortunately, for cubes bigger than the standard Rubik’s cube — with, say, four or five squares to a row, rather than three — adequately canvassing starting positions may well be beyond the computational capacity of all the computers in the world.

A real unicone

A real unicone

I just want my childhood back

Go wash those hands and brush your teeth then.

"Give me all yolur money" - Ike Skelton

Close your eyes and smell the stink

Federal law limits how much corporate political action committees (PACs) can give to members of Congress, but high-powered K Street lobbyists have found a loophole that enables them to give an estimated $50 million to senators and representatives.

The gifts are in the form of dinners honoring the congressmen, according to the Sunlight Foundation, which released a report today describing how lobbyists are using the loophole to direct millions of dollars to influential members of Congress. Executive branch officials, including the president, can also be honored by such events. [Washington Examiner]

Let's cut to the chase.  Here are the only two  reasons a corporation has for giving money to a member of congress.
  1. They like the cut of  his jib
  2. To buy the congressman's vote, and/or keep him from using the federal bureaucracy to destroy them.
If you accept my supposition then what you'll find below are the names of,and  by degree,  the biggest crooks in congress and their party affiliation. Obviously, there is so much money being thrown around that at some point groups and members may be victims of collateral money bombing.  I think any number in 6 figures is damnable. 


Michael Gambon Humor

Today's Droll Humor
Michael Gambon

WaPost Lied; Potatoes Fried

This just in
Washington Post admits misstatement of facts when reporting on Obama.
Update:We made a mistake in our original calculations. The calorie-count for the first lady’s order was actually 1,700, not the 1,556 we originally reported. Our apologies.

Sisterhood of the Raging Vulva

Michelle Inducted into Code Pink's Sisterhood of the Raging Vulva

The Raging Vulva

Only thing that makes any sense.

About Egypt

Egypt Unveiled
a little

Farahat: If someone like Glenn Beck , whom I respect and admire, agrees with Nageh Ibrahim from Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya that the protests against Mubarak are wrong and not in their best interest, then I think this a sign that one needs to revise their premises. When Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya and freedom loving people agree on what’s in their best interest, I take this as a sign of dangerous misconception that no one can afford.
Why President Obama supported protests in Egypt and why I do, might be for entirely different reasons. The Obama administration is resuming formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, which certainly is not in the best interest of freedom loving people in Egypt.

FP: But just a second, where Glenn Beck was right, and where those who are concerned about these demonstrations are right, is that the devil we know might be better than the devil we don’t know. No one is denying what you are saying about the true nature of the phony “secular” leaders, but the Muslim Brotherhood could very well come to power on the backs of these demonstrators and then we have an even worse situation. Surely, to take Egypt as an example, it is better for us to have a Mubarak in power than a Khomeini-like regime.

Farahat: I believe that’s a dangerous notion, because the “devil you know” is breeding and indoctrinating millions of devils you don’t know. It’s an unsustainable strategy that only creates a short-term delusion of stability while it only allows your enemy to conveniently plot. [
Code Commie
The complex political dynamics at work here keep my head spinning,  and this FrontPage interview with Cynthia Farahat, a political activist and dissident in Egypt did little to firm things up for me.     When that happens I  go the the Oracle of of the Jumping Gonad,  which in this case asked, simply, "What side did you say Code Pink was on?"

Om.  Ommmmmmmm"  Om.

Double Dip 'splantion

Double Dip 'splantion