Archives for: "November 2010"

Nov/30
2010
The Israeli version of Dancing with the Stars is planning on having a female contestant who would prefer to dance with another woman on next season. After the Bristol Palin lame-brained mess, it would make for an interesting encore. Of course the… more »
Nov/30
2010
I had a bit of a debate over a related topic over Thanksgiving. Recently the Mayor Bloomberg of NYC appointed a business woman, Cathleen Black, as Chancellor of NYC schools. The job historically required those with a background in education. The person… more »
Nov/29
2010

Political Dallas Fans

It's been my firm position that most Dallas fans are only "fans of the moment." Back when the Cowboys were "The Thing" it seemed like everyone and their uncle was a fan. Once they started losing again the fans drifted away. To be there's nothing more… more »
Nov/29
2010
It's sad that the minute something truly wonderful is found rotten, stingy, greedy people have to turn it into something ghastly. In this case the Picasso heirs are at fault, trying to steal something that rightfully does not belong to them. PARIS (AP)… more »
Nov/28
2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the effort to repeal the military's ban on openly gay service members doesn't reflect a problem in the military. Agreed. In fact a recent survey showed that those currently active didn't give a fuck if the person… more »
Nov/28
2010
Sometimes I wonder why foxnews.com bothers with true science articles because obviously the concepts are beyond acceptance, never mind comprehension, of most of the readership (at least the vocal commenting ones). Typically the comments wind up being a… more »
Nov/27
2010

Korea >> Afghanistan

Back on the topic of spending defense dollars, I suggest that we shift our focus from Afghanistan to South Korea. Why? Because it's a better investment. YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea prepared for war games… more »
Nov/27
2010
I think the Pope needs a lesson in biology... VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has called for politicians and other world leaders to show more respect for human life at its earliest stages by saying embryos are dynamic, autonomous individuals. It's… more »
Nov/27
2010
Can we really consider teenagers, lured by the prospect of fame and fortune, to be terrorists? Or just really, fucking stupid? PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he… more »
Nov/27
2010
Yes, Jogador says emphatically, Rio's drug gangs are feeling threatened by the biggest police push against them in the city's history, a Herculean effort to improve security before the 2016 Olympics. The heavily armed criminal gang he helps lead is… more »
Nov/27
2010
Sorry, there's just no excuse for bad behavior... CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an irate 84-year-old man hit a deputy in the stomach with his cane when the officer warned him to leave a clinic where he had been cursing at an office manager. Yeah… more »
Nov/27
2010
It's begun. Actually it appears that it had already began before black Friday. "It" being the 2010 holiday shopping season. That blissful time of year that puts us all in happy holiday spirits . . . or makes some of us hide in our homes and decide to… more »
Nov/26
2010
QUICK FIX: Pause video. Right click to bring up the menu. UNCHECK hardware acceleration. Reload and video will work now. For the last few weeks I've been boycotting video. Not because I really wanted to but because every time I went to play anything… more »
Nov/26
2010
The headline is all you really need: During Boring Classes, Texting Is the New Doodling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [...]It's no surprise that high school and college students are obsessive texters. What alarms Wilkes psychology professors Deborah Tindell… more »
Nov/26
2010
What's the first rule you learn about gun safety? Even if you never had "formal" training, what is the primary thing you have to understand before taking a projectile weapon (loaded or unloaded) into your hands? If you know the answer then maybe you… more »
Nov/26
2010
A million years ago, when Toy Story was still relatively unknown, I bought a toy online from Toys"R"Us. And for about a decade since I've been trying to get off their mailing list. It's been hell. I try all their unsubscribe links and nothing, but… more »
Nov/25
2010
I'm not sure why but I never really noticed the existence of "black friday" until a few years ago. Pretty sad considering that I'm firmly middle aged. I mean there's several good reasons I wasn't aware: my family never celebrated Christmas so there was… more »
Nov/24
2010
Let's say that you're going to the airport, doomed to the multihour endeavor of "flying home to family" for the holiday. Suddenly you realize that you're fully dressed and everyone else?... Isn't. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A college student has posted a… more »
Nov/24
2010
Truly, this is something I didn't know... VATICAN CITY (AP) — A member of Pope Benedict XVI's private "papal family" died Wednesday after suffering head injuries when she was struck by a car as she crossed a street in Rome, the Vatican said. Manuela… more »
Nov/24
2010
So again, the crazed islamists are up in arms, this time venting their fury at an innocent woman accused of blasphemy. Her only crime is *not* being muslim, because there is no evidence of her ever making any negative statement that could be construed… more »
Nov/24
2010
We, the American People, had our dollars given, hand over fist, to some Afghani who is nothing more than a criminal. Those dollars, tens to hundreds of thousands, could have fed a hundreds of families this Thanksgiving. KABUL, Afghanistan — For months,… more »
Nov/23
2010

For once, we agree

For once, I agree with the religious nutjobs about Christmas. They're offended by the inclusion of 'White Win in the Sun' by Tim Minchin on a Christmas album. The Salavation Army, who gets the proceeds from this album, is upset that this song was… more »
Nov/23
2010
I never thought there'd be a day when I'd say this but clearly I was wrong and I'm happy that I'm wrong: "Props to the Pope." VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a seismic shift on one of the most profound — and profoundly contentious — Roman Catholic teachings, the… more »
Nov/22
2010
When I looked in my rearview I nearly stomped on the gas to get the hell outta the way. The initial impression was a metal-masked apparition, clawing at their face with both hands. First thing in the morning it was almost too much to take. I had been… more »
Nov/21
2010
There are several different chains of super markets in this state, and most coexist quite peacefully, but Stop And Shop aims to be the sole contender if they can force, connive, or simply buy up the land under their opponents feet. That would be fine if… more »
Nov/20
2010
Who is Lynn Singer? She's someone who takes money to "help" people sound less stupid. Which people? Well people with a "New York" accent. Because we all know that famous New Yorkers (Bugs Bunny included) are imbeciles... “A New York accent makes you… more »
Nov/20
2010
Well guess what? The Pope now says that condoms are ok... IF you're a male prostitute. VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that the use of condoms can be justified in some cases, such as for male prostitutes seeking to prevent the… more »
Nov/20
2010
“Satellite TV programs such as those broadcast on Farsi1 destroy the chastity and honor of our families and encourage the young to take up lovemaking, wine drinking and Satan worship,” Mohammad-Taghi Rahbar, a member of Parliament, told the Iranian news… more »
Nov/19
2010
There are parts of the world where most abortions are illegal, for example places such as the Philippines, Argentina and Thailand. This doesn't stop many women from getting abortions, it just pushes the practice underground. In Thailand recently, they… more »
Nov/19
2010
Will women that pad be outed? What about a water bra? Do underwires smile at the screeners? What about transvestites - will all secrets be revealed? Will screeners be able to tell if a transexual is pre or post op? Which gender does a pre-op male to… more »
Nov/19
2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — No airport pat-down for the incoming House speaker. On Friday, the GOP's John Boehner was guided past the metal detectors and hand inspections given to other passengers on his flight home to Ohio. Really, and how is that legal, fair or… more »
Nov/19
2010
Boobs, boobs and more boobs! Because it sells news! (Note that almost rhymed.) HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman is going to prison for breaking into her neighbor's house wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil.[...] Wagaman testified at trial… more »
Nov/19
2010
When in doubt bounce some boobs about! Femen started out somewhat shyly, at least by the group's standards today. In the summer of 2008 activists wearing skimpy bikinis dove into a fountain in downtown Kiev to protest the shortages of water in student… more »
Nov/19
2010
Ya just can't make this stuff up. Really. ROME (AP) — Italy's culture ministry on Friday defended Premier Silvio Berlusconi for giving ancient marble statues in his office replacement body parts, to the horror of art restorers. The ministry, which is… more »
Nov/19
2010
You know even a train wreck gets boring once you've seen it twenty-zillion times... NEW YORK (AP) — In her new book, Sarah Palin takes on everything from "American Idol" to "American Beauty," revives talk of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and finds fault in… more »
Nov/19
2010
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has reopened a sensitive debate in Britain by suggesting his wife Camilla may take the title of queen when he becomes monarch. I think she's just too damn ugly to be queen, but then I guess compared to Charles she's really… more »
Nov/18
2010
It's a sad, sad day when a decorated veteran dies alone and unloved, put to death in a cell. It's even sadder when it was all just a horrible mistake by someone who just didn't give a shit. FLORENCE, Ariz. — When a suicide bomber entered an American… more »
Nov/18
2010
To me Obama's biggest failing is his desire for "inclusiveness" at all cost. He compromises, and compromises and compromises some more until no one is really certain what is in the compromise and they're too fucking tired to care. It's like bunting… more »
Nov/18
2010
I love this story, I just love it. SEN-a-tor Lisa Murkowski. Yeah huh, that's right. Amazing, odds-defying, eh those are ok words, but the right one is "ballsy" because that's just what she did. You know I couldn't give a rats ass about Palin, or her… more »
Nov/17
2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Palin says she could defeat President Barack Obama if she seeks the White House in 2012. In an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Wednesday, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee says she's considering a… more »
Nov/16
2010
I have a new idea on how to prevent air terrorism while streamlining the whole inspection process. It's frighteningly simple: just put a bomb on all planes with both local and remote detonators. If something goes wrong it's the decision of ground… more »
Nov/16
2010
A prankster sent penny checks to several Tea Party candidates. In turn some of those campaigns sent "thanks for your generous contribution" letters and occasionally postage paid envelopes. One of those was the outspoken, or shall I say foot-in-mouth,… more »
Nov/15
2010
At a certain point TSA authorities are going to have to realize that you really *can* hide explosives anywhere. That means up and inside places that are basically impossible to search - either through pat downs or scanners. Across the country,… more »
Nov/15
2010
Use Paper! No use plastic! No plastic bags aren't recyclable use re-usable! No wait don't use those because they have lead! Wtf people do I gotta carry my fucking groceries home in my hands? There is no evidence that these bags pose an immediate threat… more »
Nov/14
2010
Mom is sitting at her computer looking for the "perfect" picture to put on the holiday cards. Eventually she settles on one that is almost the one she wants, but one kid is looking down. The solution? Decapitate him in a different shot and photoshop it… more »
Nov/14
2010
It's a clever, quick little puzzle: Make some choices, check some boxes, solve the deficit. Here's the link give it a try: Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget You can twitter your responses but I don't have an account. So here were my choices: DOMESTIC… more »
Nov/14
2010
I read this article and I agree: here's something we can learn from the Irish who are even more fuxxed than we are. The medieval city of Kilkenny, renowned as Ireland's capital of comedy, is hosting the nation's first-ever economics festival, a uniquely… more »
Nov/14
2010
As someone already observed: It's getting ugly out there. Americans are up in arms over government handouts to the "needy". The message of the day is "cut taxes and spending!" Problem is that many people supporting these ideas have no clear… more »
Nov/13
2010
Wow, just wow. Imagine the carnage that might have ensued if they'd shot his sammich instead of him... NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old Connecticut man who was shot twice after buying a sandwich at a New Haven deli went home and ate his… more »
Nov/13
2010
Abducted kids are claimed as tax deductions. That provides an address for investigators to find and return children that have been searched for. But to Judge Leonie that doesn't matter worth shit, because returning kids to their legal guardians would… more »
Nov/12
2010
...only as a side-dish on Thanksgiving. Sorry, carnivore here, and I like meat. And this upcoming holiday is all about meat. Easter has ham, Christmas has roast beef, and Thanksgiving has it's turkey. Yes, sorry, it does. Look, I have nice, sharp little… more »
Nov/12
2010
Opening line of a news article: A body was found inside the burned wreckage of a small plane that crashed near the Massachusetts state line, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Then the closing line: It is unclear if anyone was hurt. Might… more »
Nov/12
2010
I went for short a walk this afternoon. It was a gorgeous day and I needed to get my blood flowing again. I was walking along a river and I stopped to take in the view. I noticed a seagull in the river and he appeared to be paddling his little legs as… more »
Nov/11
2010
“A woman sat next to me and started fanning the smoke away with her hands,” said Kelli Lee, 41, of Los Angeles, as she worked her way through a pack of Marlboro Lights while playing the slots at the Imperial Palace Casino. “Can you believe it?” “If… more »
Nov/11
2010

I'd Tap That

Ya gotta hand it do The Onion... sometimes you laugh so hard it leaves you crying. more »
Nov/08
2010
Do we need energy? Of course. We have the means to get crude oil and natural gas, so what's the problem? On the surface those that want a prudent approach to extracting that energy from the ground look like a bunch of tree-hugging, progress-hating… more »
Nov/08
2010
"We're two weeks till our ship date and the game's still too short, what can we do?" "Put in some ramps, posts, and skinny bridges over lava, that should slow them down." "Brilliant!" more »
Nov/08
2010
Remember the parable of the Ant and Grasshopper? The Ant busts his hump to store food for the winter while the Grasshopper slacks the entire time. Then come winter the Ant is hanging out, eating his hoard and the Hopper is legs-up dead in the snow.… more »
Nov/07
2010
Y'all gonna miss me when I'm not around... more »
Nov/07
2010
The article that spawned this commentary is titled: In Efforts to End Bullying, Some See Agenda. The message, simplified, is that conservatives feel threatened by the elevation of homosexuals to protagonists in a fight against intolerance. Portraying… more »
Nov/07
2010
Seen in a local paper: Sure signs I can tell the elections are over my mailbox is a lot emptier. My phone is a lot quieter. Amen Now if we can just get them to pick up all the signs . . . more »
Nov/07
2010
I frequently drive through a large university. Considering that, it's safe to assume that most of the people walking around there are 18 and above. A few days ago I was driving through and saw this "kid" standing on the side of the road. Well, wait, not… more »
Nov/06
2010
The plate was still piled high with shrimp. Fried and steamed, breaded and bare, there was enough food for three people on that plate and the waiter was taking it over to the trash because someone from the family at the table behind us just didn't want… more »
Nov/06
2010
Without the sugar of course... WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered Republicans want spending cuts of $5 billion to $6 billion a month as a condition for extending emergency unemployment benefits that are scheduled to expire next month for millions of… more »
Nov/05
2010
The statement from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, posted on militant Web forums, addressed President Obama and threatened further attacks. “We say to Obama: We struck three blows to your aircraft within one year,” the statement said. “God willing,… more »
Nov/05
2010
A friend of mine said that today, and it wasn't the first time I'd heard it. In fact the first time I can recall someone expressing that sentiment was an older woman, a veteran from the days when the role of females in business was exclusively… more »
Nov/05
2010
It seemed like every slow fucker in the world was on the road tonight for the commute home. And, as coincidence would have it, they were all in front of me. It didn't matter the make or model, the tool in the brand-new, shiny gray Audi? 29 mph and… more »
Nov/04
2010
That's the joke right there. Get it? These are the people that want to *repeal* as in to "take away" health care from those that can't afford or simply can't get health insurance. So not only are they in power for the Filthy 1%, but they actively want… more »
Nov/04
2010
Ok, you can stop laughing now. No really. Government can only happen through the cooperation of our elected officials. Even a technical majority does not mean that forward motion will be accomplished. The last two years demonstrated that in spades. So… more »
Nov/03
2010
Not like I don't have enough on my plate, but I've been having to fill in repeatedly for a co-worker with some medical issues. I walk into work and there are two messages from the same guy. He overnighted a report to my co-worker and then found out… more »
Nov/03
2010

I Hate My Anti-Virus

The one at work of course. I'd do something about the one at home if I hated it. The one at work queues up at noon. Sure, people go to lunch, no harm, no foul for most folks. However, I have a last minute rush job and I don't need laggy-assed Symantec… more »
Nov/03
2010
AOLnews had an article on theories why women tend to live longer than men. One theory is that women have been genetically programed to repair cell damage better so that they are better able to have and rear children. In other words, men are only needed… more »
Nov/02
2010
Ah Italy has truly topped anything good ol' Quayle could come up with... truly. We lost this one, and hard. ROME (AP) — Premier Silvio Berlusconi dismissed calls Tuesday to resign over his involvement with an underage Moroccan runaway — and even created… more »
Nov/02
2010
That's basically what he's saying in the following quote. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually… more »
Nov/02
2010

No Reprieve

LONDON (AP) — A group opposed to the death penalty filed suit Tuesday to try to prevent a British company from exporting a drug that could be used in the execution of an American inmate. Reprieve, a London-based rights group, and the London law firm… more »
Nov/02
2010

Corner Parking Pinheads

The corner of each and every parking garage is a No-Zone. That means there's NO parking in that zone because when the rest of the garage is full that space is inaccessible. Cars park end-on, with their hood or truck against the wall to maximize room,… more »
Nov/02
2010
The brief rush that comes from the act of voting has faded... Now I just want to hear the fat lady belting out the final aria. Someone, please, wake me up when it's over. Until then I'll be here, hiding under my rock, fingers in ears going "La… more »
Nov/01
2010
Nothing like waiting for a frightening medical test that will take over an hour while being bombarded by prophecies of doom and discomfort from family members of another patient undergoing the same test. "It's awful... Yes the worst. So horrible... Just… more »