Friday, January 29, 2010


Thursday, January 28, 2010

People Who Visit Bill O’Reilly’s Website Love Barack Obama So Much

People Who Visit Bill O’Reilly’s Website Love Barack Obama So Much

Here it is: proof that news bias doesn't affect people's opinions. Can we finally stop whining about it?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Have Seen The Future, and It Has Liver Spots

This is the creepiest iPhone app that will ever be.

I just bought this and aged a picture of myself. The creepy part: I can put my iPhone into the speaker-dock on my desk at work and it faces me. An aged version of myself, the eyes furtively darting around, watches me as if to say, "this is how you will look, and you will spend the rest of your days behind that desk. Despair! Despair!" You can't imagine how unsettling it is.

Friday, January 22, 2010

It Hasn't Been Such A Bad Week After All

Attention arch-conservatives: this Supreme Court decision to relax restrictions on political ad spending isn't as good for you as you thought.

Here's my thinking. In the broad sense, conservatives tend to trust corporations because they are usually run by older, richer people, who are conservative. Therefore it can be assumed that they will spend on ads that favor conservative candidates and causes. This is why liberals have been so angry about the decision. They believe that corporations will swing elections with a blitz of lies at the last minute.

However, the corporations that most conservatives DON'T trust are the big media. You know, that famous liberal media bias. And who do you think is going to get all that ad money, mmmmm? That's right! CBS, NBC, ABC! Meaning the other 360 days before the election, the entire liberal media can afford to poison our minds against Sarah Palin.

That's why they call me Mr. Brightside, honey.

Rally Monkey

Another thing we can all be grateful for with the Scott Brown senate victory is the massive stock market rally that's happened in the last couple of days.

Cramer: …I think investors who are nervous about the dictatorship of the Pelosi proletariat will feel at ease, and we could have a gigantic rally off a Coakley loss and a Brown win. It will be a signal that a more pro-business, less pro-labor government could be in front of us.
Fox business picked up the story.

Also Drudge, Fox n' Friends and the usual suspects. And here it is three days later, and by God, the market is SOARING!

Damn markets and their liberal bias.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Picked A Good Month To Avoid Writing About Politics

Let's see - probable failure of health care reform. Air America declares bankruptcy, leaving AM radio almost exclusively ultra-far-right. Supreme Court reverses long-held desicions, decides to let corporations muscle in on politics after all.

I'm going to do the liberal thing and admit defeat. You tea party gentlemen win! We will no longer publicly disagree with you, because we know that makes you angry. I look forward to being forced to join your party, and will relish being thrown out of it a couple of days later.

Just kidding. I love you guys. You're the only true Americans. Let me know if you need any help kicking out the darkies!

(BTW, re that Supreme Court decision: who is going to protect us from George Soros now?)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Non-Racism: We Only Hate Street Ball

A new professional basketball league boasting rosters made up exclusively of white Americans has its eyes set on Augusta, but the team isn't receiving a warm welcome.

The All-American Basketball Alliance announced in a news release Sunday evening that it intends to start its inaugural season in June and hopes Augusta will be one of 12 cities with a team.

"Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league," the statement said.

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who has publicly expressed his support for minor league teams in the past, said he would not do the same for this team.

"As a sports enthusiast, I have always supported bringing more sporting activities to Augusta," he said. "However, in this instance I could not support in good conscience bringing in a team that did not fit with the spirit of inclusiveness that I, along with many others, have worked so hard to foster in our city."

Clint Bryant, athletic director at Augusta State University, laughed when he heard the news.

"It's so absurd, it's funny, but it gives you an idea of the sickness of our society" he said. "It shows you what lengths people will go to just to be mean-spirited. I think at any basketball level, no matter if it's all black, all white, all Hispanic, all Asian or anyone else, the players should just be a basketball team."

Don "Moose" Lewis, the commissioner of the AABA, said the reasoning behind the league's roster restrictions is not racism.

"There's nothing hatred about what we're doing," he said. "I don't hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here's a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like."

Lewis said he wants to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of "street-ball" played by "people of color." He pointed out recent incidents in the NBA, including Gilbert Arenas' indefinite suspension after bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room, as examples of fans' dissatisfaction with the way current professional sports are run.

"Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?" he said. "That's the culture today, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction."
What a shame there isn't a way to penalize players for rude behavior and yet still allow the blacks! Well Moose, at least there are no problems with white players and violence, profanity, drugs, sexual escapades, 'roids, satanism, booty-dancing, Santaria, and gambling. (Note: not all examples have been documented - yet).

What do you want to bet that a LOT of sentences cascading out of Moose's mouth start with, "I'm not racist, BUT..." Just sayin'.

Guilt By Association - I Still Don't Like It

This bugs me. I don't care what crazies in the audience believe, it means nothing about the candidate himself. Politicians are elected because they build a broad base, and such a base will be rimmed with extremes. Leave Scott alone!

Having said that, I'm down with attacking him for his former nude modeling antics.

Another Potential Upside of the Brown Victory

Making more explicit a point I brought up last night - with the "supermajority" busted, can we admit that Joe Lieberman is our enemy NOW? Isn't it time to cut Joe loose and let him be truely free, the way G-d intended? That is, allow him the influence that all third-party candidates have? I'm all for a big tent, but you have to close the flaps to keep the assasins out.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Congratulations Scott Brown

Well well well. My Democrat friends seem to have gambled that they could spook Republicans by running the absolute worst candidate in the worst campaign and still win. That audacious plan has backfired.

It's not the sea change that some will suggest; the "supermajority" was tenuous at best and hardly filibuster-proof. Hell, one of the people they count on to vote with them was threatening to filibuster. This does mean reconciliation for the Health Care plan, if they're smart. And maybe the public option goes back in now.

It's a small election but it is going to have a big impact on both parties strategies. Worst case scenario: Democrats cave on everything in an attempt to reach out to teabaggers. Best case scenario: Teabaggers start throwing their weight around until they do something really odious and scare away the moderates for good.

It will be interesting to see how someone as reportedly far-right as Scott Brown fares in a moderate-to-liberal state like Massachusetts. I bet he softens his positions enough that the Republicans abandon him within, oh, a year and a half.

KIRY Annoying Comment Policy Change

I've restored CAPTCHAs to the commenting process, to try to cut down on Japanese dating site spam. Apologies to lonely Japanese men.

Discussion Question

A recent discussion on O'Reilly:

O’REILLY: So 48 years ago — 48 years ago in this country we could make fun of Arabs. … We could make fun of people in a general way, and certainly, Ahab was the Arab was a general parody. But now, we can’t. What has changed in America?

(RAY) STEVENS: I think we’ve gone overboard with the political correctness just like so many other people think the same way about that. And I don’t know. We’ve got to come out of that, I think.
So my question is, why do the teabaggers think this is an important issue? Do the wingnuts want to make more fun of Arabs?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I'm Going To Take A Month Off

I might post on the weekends, but don't hold your breath bucko. I'm doing a play with a very short rehearsal schedule and so I'm giving up some of my other free time to fit it in. Hope nothing important happens while I'm gone! If Republicans get control of something, let me know.