Archives for: "September 2011"

Sep/30
2011
The following was recounted to me by a friend: He was waiting for the bank to open when a young woman, who was obviously pregnant and carrying a baby, walked up to him and inquired if the ATM was working. My friend told her that he didn't know. She s… more »
Sep/28
2011
God's will. Sometimes it applies to medical intervention and other times it is used to prevent it. Ultra-conservatives will use it liberally and inconsistently: Yes - when it keeps the brain-dead alive indefinitely, No - when it comes to a pregnancy due… more »
Sep/27
2011
So where are they going to come from? My guess is China. A growing crisis in the availability of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy from secondary suppliers at huge markups… more »
Sep/26
2011

Lost Hope

Hope the black bear was made famous when her birth was captured on camera and broadcast to the world. She was the darling of many different school science classes. But of course there are fucked-up douchebags who take perverted pleasure in going out of… more »
Sep/26
2011
Blair Jordan Moses hates of the Constitution and throws veiled threats (involving a Constitutional Amendment) at a fellow student who is handing out mini-Constitutions on Constitution Day. Mr. Moses is a Junior majoring in Sociology and Psychology.… more »
Sep/26
2011
I have a few old college friends that I am still in contact with. One of them called me last night. We were discussing hurricane Irene. Her neighborhood was under mandatory evacuation so her family spent a couple days with her parents. After it was all… more »
Sep/25
2011
Any leader who believes that he, himself, is worth dying for is not a worthy leader. Asking citizens to kill themselves to maintain a hold on power is demonstrable evidence of the maxim laid down by George Orwell: "Power corrupts. Absolute power… more »
Sep/25
2011
No not yet apparently but in a few years. This is enough to make me wonder if they're handing out snow shovels in hell... RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that the nation's women will gain the right to vote and run as… more »
Sep/25
2011
Palestine has advanced it's desire for statehood in the blandest of methodologies: going to the United Nations and asking for them to be accepted into the club. And yet our government wasted considerable time and effort to fight this request. I don't… more »
Sep/24
2011
It's the latest craze in online advertising outrages: animated annoyances that expand to cover up the text you're reading. Really? I'm not certain what cretin in their marketing division thought this one up, but I'd like to punch him or her squarely in… more »
Sep/24
2011
Stephan Hawks is the guy who yelled obscenities and called Bristol Palin's mother a whore and a devil in a Hollywood Bar. Dude, calling someone's mother names is lame. It is something most people give up around the 5th grade. Mr. Hawks is 47. Mr. Hawks… more »
Sep/23
2011
I saw the headline and rofled all over myself. Luckily it was only tea... Australian Ikea Store Introduces MÄNLAND, a Daycare for Husbands [..] The women were given 30-minute buzzers to remind them to pick up their men, while their husbands, boyfriends,… more »
Sep/22
2011
Santorum 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum. That’s the first result on Google, Bing, and Yahoo when you search for ‘Santorum’. Obviously, the presidential candidate does… more »
Sep/21
2011
Love it; hate it; but Chaz Bono rocked the cha-cha-cha for the opening of Dancing With the Stars. more »
Sep/21
2011

Waste waste waste

I'm tapped out at work. More projects than my team can handle, 9 months without a direct manager, 9 months with a team lead, and a senior management group that demands we finish our projects on shortened timetables. I'm sure it sounds familiar to many… more »
Sep/20
2011
I suppose that Muslims around the world won't see the irony in all this... KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide attacker with a bomb in his turban posed as a Taliban peace envoy and assassinated a former Afghan president who for the past year headed a… more »
Sep/18
2011
It's the same old monotonous Monday question: "So how was your weekend?" I hate it. Typically I stare blankly at the person and say something like "Weekend? What weekend?" And it's true. I really have no weekend. It's more work and less satisfaction… more »
Sep/17
2011
The Boomers are coming the Boomers are coming! Doesn't scare you 'eh? Well what if one of those nice blue-hair types decides to park their Caddie on your arse? Will it scare you then? Three people suffered minor injuries when an 86-year-old driver… more »
Sep/16
2011

Say Goodnight Gracie..

A conditional friendship is worse than none at all. Thank you and good night. more »
Sep/16
2011
CNN's front page link to Jack Cafferty's blog from 9/14/2011: Should President Obama consider not running for re-election? And some of the evidence that Cafferty cites to support his point of view: "A new CNN poll shows Obama receiving the highest… more »
Sep/15
2011
I've noticed an unusual number of squirrel carcasses on the road lately. On one exit ramp alone I counted almost eight the other day. Whatever the cause it seems chronic, squirrels are tossing themselves under the rubber treads of almost anything that… more »
Sep/14
2011
I didn't watch but a glimpse of the pagent but what I saw, perhaps maybe two minutes worth, drew my attention to one woman in particular. I was quite surprised, and pleased, when she won. Miss Angola Leila Lopes, the new Miss Universe. Of anyone, no one… more »
Sep/13
2011
Third world men with third world minds. Indian actress Nikhita Thukral has been banned from appearing in Kannada language films for three years over an alleged affair with another actor. The Kannada Film Producers' Association imposed the ban on Ms… more »
Sep/13
2011
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out wtf is wrong here... "Ultimately," President Barack Obama tells Congress, "our recovery will be driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers. But we can help." [..] Texas Gov. Rick… more »
Sep/12
2011
I have an uncle who forwards me copious amounts of stuff. Well, maybe not copious, but he sends enough to be annoying. Most of the time I ignore them until I am in the mood to decide which are worth reading and which aren't. I finally decided to… more »
Sep/11
2011
I was returning from a trip today. Part of the journey was along a picturesque road frequented by bicyclists. As I come around one curve and being sure to be alert for bicyclists along the outer edge of my lane when suddenly I see two bicyclists on the… more »
Sep/11
2011
The headline reads "AP review finds no WikiLeaks sources threatened". And the headline isn't slightly misleading, it is *completely* misleading. Which leads me to believe that the author of said headline isn't a very neutral party, but rather someone… more »
Sep/10
2011

Never forget

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001. The frenzy is easy to predict. Patriotism gone crazy as people remember and relive the day in their heads. All television broadcasts will tie into the remembrance as deeply… more »
Sep/09
2011
It's hard to fathom but here are the facts: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing the Walgreens drugstore chain on behalf of a diabetic clerk in South San Francisco who was fired for taking a bag of chips to… more »
Sep/08
2011
I have an answer for you *if* you happen to be on an HTC Thunderbolt *and* using a leaked copy of Gingerbread. But first here are the symptoms: - On boot you get a message that google talk is broken - When you use the camera it just exits /or you try… more »
Sep/07
2011

Reboot Now

It drives me stark raving insane. When my work computer has the gall to announce to me that 'It' will be rebooting and there's nothing I can do about it. Our IT department seems to be under the impression that critical upgrades such as "the latest Adobe… more »
Sep/06
2011

Fuck Nature

I looked at my back garden this weekend and said "Oh, it really needs some upkeeping." So I set to work, raking and pruning, weeding and tending. I guess the garden looks a little better now, and even might stay that way if the leaves that I mounded in… more »
Sep/05
2011
I know I have. Every time I click open the news, or gods forbid, catch some unwanted snipped on a passing TV, it's "Dick says this" and "Dick says that." Dick pisses off Powell. Dick pisses off Rice. Dick still tweaked about Bush (well that's getting… more »
Sep/04
2011
Bundesprufstelle sounds like the name to a Wagnerian opera doesn't it? As well it might, given its overbearing portents of DOOM. Yes, that's right, in all caps. And while I hate to dispel the somewhat romantic mystique, Bundesprufstelle actually isn't… more »
Sep/03
2011

Raising Awareness

They're raising awareness for breast cancer. By posting cryptic updates on Facebook. You know what? We already know about breast cancer. Pink ribbons, telethons, charity functions, corporate outreach programs, medical PSAs, etc. We know. It occurs. It'… more »
Sep/03
2011
Austin Casey is a columnist for lsureveille. I assume that makes him a college student. He's a dumbass going to a good school who hasn't actually benefited from higher education yet. Given the poor quality and fact checking of his article, he's neither… more »
Sep/02
2011
Wikileaks is desperate, or rather Julian Assange is, and he will do everything he can to pull the entire organization down around himself in one, last, enormous conflagration. LONDON (AP) -- WikiLeaks disclosed its entire archive of U.S. State… more »
Sep/02
2011
Monsignor William Lynn is a douchebag. What else can you call a "man of God" who will lie to a young, injured victim to protect the image of the church? PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Court documents filed in a priest abuse case say a high-ranking member of the… more »
Sep/01
2011
Driving home from work, I had a visage in the same categories as sTmykal's post "Mother Fucking Track Teams" and u235's post "It's Not Hot and Neither Are You". Well, sorta. In this case the pack of joggers was on the other side of the road, where they… more »
Sep/01
2011
We were founded by the Puritans and even if I'm not a direct descendant I was still raised in a country that passes some of those values (not virtues) down to current and future generations. And while I'm not typically offended by naked people I can… more »
Sep/01
2011

KIKIZ

That's what the license plate said on the luxury SUV. I'm not sure what the owner thought it meant, but it could have meant self-centered, jackass driver. The asshole driving the luxury SUV tailgated the entire way. Even tucking up really close on a… more »
Sep/01
2011
The most dangerous object on the path is a mother fucking track team. I can't count the number of times I've almost run down these idiots. I CAN count the number of times I HAVE run one of them down. Thankfully it's only once. This morning, there were… more »