Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Can Governor Bozojevich be stopped?

Can Harry Reid Stop the Blago-Burris Express?
By [Matthew J. Franck] at NRO

Moments ago, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced his intention to appoint former state attorney general Roland Burris to Barack Obama's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. As Kathryn has posted in The Corner, Senate majority leader Harry Reid has issued a statement that any Blagojevich appointee "will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus"—a position Reid staked out weeks ago.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the Illinois secretary of state has said he will not certify Blagojevich's appointment. I don't know whether state law requires such certification in these circumstances. If so, Blagojevich might be stymied. But the Constitution of the United States certainly doesn't require it. The Seventeenth Amendment reads:

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
State law as it currently stands empowers the governor of Illinois to make this appointment. Rod Blagojevich is still the governor. Brazenly shameless this act may be—but constitutionally valid it certainly is.

If state law does not (or cannot) stand in the way, can Harry Reid and the Democratic caucus make good on the promise not to seat a Blagojevich appointee? Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution says: "Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members." Until 40 years ago, there was little doubt that the Senate could have refused to seat a would-be senator, however valid the process of his selection. But in 1969 the Supreme Court decided Powell v. McCormack, holding that the House of Representatives could not deny a seat to a duly elected person who met all the Constitution's qualifications and suffered from none of its disabilities.

I think Powell was wrongly decided—for reasons irrelevant here—but it is generally accepted as an authoritative gloss on the power of either house of Congress to deny a seat to a validly chosen would-be member. Rod Blagojevich has treated Harry Reid's threat like a bluff he is now calling. My bet is that Reid will fold.

Klown note:
I think they can still expell a member with a 2/3 vote.

Liberal jackass

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The standoff between South Carolina's governor and state officials continues, with only two days before the state must stop printing unemployment checks for 77,000 people.

Sanford has some things he wants first before he signs the request, such as an independent, third-party audit to review operations and performance of the commission.

"I cannot provide information that I don't collect and this is what's being asked," Ted Halley, executive director of the commission, said.

In a memo to Sanford, Halley agrees to some but not all the governor's requests.

Halley agrees to a performance audit to be done by the Department of Labor, but not an independent, third-party as the governor requests.

After receiving the counter-offer, the governor's office released a statement, saying:

"We are disappointed by the updated agreement. It shows that the Employment Security Commission is afraid of the scrutiny an outside audit would provide. We are insisting on an independent audit before we sign anything."

"The demands that he's making of this agency, I've agreed to meet him with those," Halley said. Excerpts - the rest here:

"Given him a counter-offer?" Very generous of you to "agree" with your boss on "some issues" jackass, now get with the program and do like he says. Perhaps you've forgotten who the governor is. What the hell is wrong with this guy? Is he ASKING to get fired? If it were me, his ass would be in the unemployment line.

Seriously, why do liberals ALWAYS fight government accountability?

There's always room for advancement

Might have something to do with how they get your order screwed up

What's Cynthia McKinney up to lately?


This is a pic of McKinney but it doesn't go with the story below.

Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, standing beside a damaged yacht in the Lebanese seaport of Tyre, Tuesday accused the Israeli navy of ramming the vessel to halt the delivery of medical supplies to the embattled Gaza Strip.

“Our mission was a peaceful mission,” McKinney told CNN. The recent Green Party candidate for U.S. president and frequent center of controversy is the most prominent political figure to join the relief voyages sponsored by the Free Gaza Movement.

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman told the Associated Press that the relief boat had ignored an Israeli order to turn back as it approached Gaza. The spokesman said the boat was damaged when it tried to out maneuver the navy ship.

In a news release Tuesday afternoon, one of the 16-member mission, Caoimhe Butterfly offered a conflicting version. The Israeli gunboats “gave us no warning” and “rammed us three times,” she said.

“We began taking on water and, for a few minutes, we all feared for our lives,” she said of the early morning incident. To borrow a joke from Wombat, "We're heading to Gaza, we're heading to Gaza, we're heading to GAAAAAAAAAAZA." More here:

Yes, feared for your lives. Perhaps next time you won't ignore it when a military vessel gives you a warning. The Klown's only regret is you were not killed in a most grisly manner, you piece of shit. Bunch of libs on a "peace mission." The Klown says their only "mission" was to make the JOOS look bad while helping Hamas ... and they almost lost their lives. Perhaps they thought they were dealing with the American government. They thought wrong.


Well, since A-is-A commented on Butterfly, I decided to check her out. First of all, here is what the dumb snatch looks like.

I googled her, she's quite the "activist." And somehow her version always "conflicts" with the government version. All she does is protest. I guess it's her job.

She's Irish.

"I have witnessed the execution-style killings and the house-to-house searches and destruction the military has carried out," writes Caoimhe Butterfly from Ramallah. Prior to leaving for Palestine, Butterfly spent much of her time protecting the New York's public gardens from private development.

"The protesters were more than 10 metres (yards) away from the (army) checkpoint and there was gunfire," said Caoimhe Butterfly, an Irish member of the Nahr Al Bared Relief Campaign.

Butterly spent 16 days inside Yasser Arafat's besieged compound in Ramallah.

Remember this jourrrrrnalism?

Global warming was blamed for everything from beasts gone wild to anorexic whales to the complete breakdown of human society this year -- showing that no matter what it is and where it happens, scientists, explorers, politicians and those who track the Loch Ness Monster are comfortable scapegoating the weather. takes a look back at 10 things that global warming allegedly caused — or will no doubt soon be responsible for — as reported in the news around the world in 2008.

1. Cannibalism
2. The Death of the Loch Ness Monster
3. Beer Gets More Expensive
4. Pythons Take Over America
5. Kidney Stones
6. Skinny Whales
7. Shark Attacks
8. Black Hawk Down
9. Frozen Penguin Babies
10. Killer Stingray Invasion

For individual explanations (reminder snippets) of each story, click here. I'm sure 2009 will be even more interesting. You know ... cuz libs tend to continue making idiots of themselves long after they've already proven their point.

You know what I mean. To a lib, making an idiot of yourself is like a bodily function ... like barfing. Once you think you're done barfing, your body proves you wrong and you have to remain in front of the toilet wretching LONG after no more food is coming up ... you just can't help it ... capisce?

Found it at Conservative Grapevine.

More Global warming info. ?

Telegraph: 2008 Global Warming Disproved

The Telegraph has an interesting piece out showing the articles and reports that came out in 2008, which disproves that myth about "man-made global warming."

First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.

Ever shriller and more frantic has become the insistence of the warmists, cheered on by their army of media groupies such as the BBC, that the last 10 years have been the "hottest in history" and that the North Pole would soon be ice-free – as the poles remain defiantly icebound and those polar bears fail to drown. All those hysterical predictions that we are seeing more droughts and hurricanes than ever before have infuriatingly failed to materialise.

Even the more cautious scientific acolytes of the official orthodoxy now admit that, thanks to "natural factors" such as ocean currents, temperatures have failed to rise as predicted (although they plaintively assure us that this cooling effect is merely "masking the underlying warming trend", and that the temperature rise will resume worse than ever by the middle of the next decade).

Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a "scientific consensus" in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.

Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician in the western world. As we saw in this month's Poznan conference, when 10,000 politicians, officials and "environmentalists" gathered to plan next year's "son of Kyoto" treaty in Copenhagen, panicking politicians are waking up to the fact that the world can no longer afford all those quixotic schemes for "combating climate change" with which they were so happy to indulge themselves in more comfortable times.

Suddenly it has become rather less appealing that we should divert trillions of dollars, pounds and euros into the fantasy that we could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 80 per cent. All those grandiose projects for "emissions trading", "carbon capture", building tens of thousands more useless wind turbines, switching vast areas of farmland from producing food to "biofuels", are being exposed as no more than enormously damaging and futile gestures, costing astronomic sums we no longer possess.

All this isn't to say that scientists did not speak up earlier than 2008, but from recent news reports, many covered here as well, 2008 was, indeed, the year which the whole "man-made" global warming theme started unraveling at massive speeds.

kudos to The Telegraph for daring to state the obvious, something our newspapers here in the U.S. wouldn't dare to do.

From Wake up America

I love this guy's reporting

BAGHDAD -- “If your men conduct any raids,” I said to Captain Todd Looney at Combat Outpost Ford on the outskirts of Sadr City, Baghdad, “I want to go.”

“We might have something come up,” he said. “If so, I'll get you out there.”

Less than an hour later, one of the most dangerous terrorist leaders in all of Iraq was spotted holding a meeting at a house in the area. An arrest warrant had already been issued by the government of Iraq, and Captain Looney's company was the closest to his location. They would be the ones to go get him.

“Do you still have room for me?” I said.

“Get your gear,” Captain Looney said.

The rest here.

Misunderstood kid gets 15 years

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An Egyptian student attending a Florida university was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday for making a YouTube video showing would-be terrorists how to turn a remote-control toy into a bomb detonator.

U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday said the public needed to be protected from 27-year-old Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, who made the video “to empower others through his teaching to deliver death, destruction and, at the very least, panic.” ...

The video was found on a laptop computer in the car he was driving when pulled over near Charleston, S.C., in August 2007. Prosecutor Robert Monk said the 12-minute clip got nearly 800 hits before it was removed from the video-sharing site, but there was no evidence that anyone used it to do harm.

In the video, Mohamed demonstrates how to convert a remote-controlled car from Wal-Mart into a bomb detonator. He speaks in Arabic, saying he wants to teach “martyrdoms” and “suiciders” how to save themselves so they can continue to fight invaders, including U.S. soldiers.

“Instead of the brethren going to, to carry out martyrdom operations, no, may God bless him, he can use the explosion tools from a distance and preserve his life ... for the real battles,” he says, according to a translation in the plea agreement.

Remember when CAIR was defending them?

Remember, these were the guys that CAIR spokesman Bedier defended by claiming racial profiling, saying,“Definitely, this is not related to terrorism [...] Had these been two good ol’ boys from South Carolina driving through and speeding – and even if they did have some fireworks – nobody would have been arrested.”

Some Family Guy Voices

Seth MacFarlane is the creator of the hit show Family Guy, as well as being the voices of Peter, Stewie, Brian and Quagmire. He almost met his fate on 9/11.

Or if you ask him, there’s no such thing as fate.

“I was actually booked on the first flight that hit…I missed it by about 10 minutes.” MacFarlane explained to Extra on why he missed it. “It was a combination of a typo on the part of my travel agent… and a bit too much of the JD the night before.”

MacFarlane continued, “I don’t think everything happens for a reason…I think there are coincidences…There are accidents…I can’t afford to attach too much to it…because then I wouldn’t be able to write comedy anymore.”

Pick your church carefully

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A divorced Jacksonville woman said her former church has threatened to "go public with her sins" and tell the congregation about her sexual relationship with her new boyfriend.

Rebecca Hancock said harassment from Grace Community Church in Mandarin over her sex life caused her to leave, but she said that didn't put an end to the problem. She said she received a letter from the church's elders telling her the church plans to make her personal life very public.

"I'm basically run out. I'm the church harlot," Hancock said.

The 49-year-old said she has been dating a man for a while and she said members of the congregation at Grace Community Church haven't been happy about the relationship.

"Because I have a boyfriend that I'm involved with … to not be married to that person is a sin," Hancock said.

She said the issue caused her to leave the church. However, she said the church has not let go of her.

The letter Hancock received from the church states that because she has refused to end her sexual relationship with her boyfriend, "you leave us with no other choice but to carry out the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ" … "In accordance with Matthew 18:17 we intend to 'tell it to the church.'"

"On January 4, my sins will be told to the church, publicly, with my children sitting in the church and my friends," Hancock said.

The pastor of Grace Community Church, Dr. T. Scott Christmas, told Channel 4 he had no comment.

Pastors with whom Channel 4 spoke on Monday said announcing a sin to a congregation is not abnormal. They said it's written in the Bible to punish sinners who continue to sin.

The difference in Hancock's case is that she has left the church, and the pastors said that's is usually where punishment ends. More here:

Doesn't the bible also say that no one is free from sin? Doesn't it say something about hypocrites? I sure hope none of the pastors' sins come to light in this situation -- you know -- someone might know something the pastors don't want told. This is disgusting and the Klown prays that justice is served.

Child's welfare endangered

A prominent PTA official is facing some serious allegations involving a teenage boy.

Police arrested Joan Tuckruskye after allegedly finding her in the backseat of a parked car with a 13-year-old boy on Friday night. Both of them, police said, were partially unclothed.

"I feel devastated for the victim," said "Steve," the suspect's neighbor. Yes, me too ... just DEVASTATED (cuz he prolly didna get to, erm, "finish.")

His son attends school with both the alleged victim and suspect's daughter, and is outraged over charges that Tuckruskye, vice president in charge of fundraising for the school, endangered the welfare of a 13-year-old boy. I can hear him now ... "Nay, ENDANGER MY WELFARE ... ENDANGER IT ... MORE ENDANGERMENT."

"I'm shocked because she has children. Yes, she has children," he said.

"I've known them for 22 years. My children are friends with hers. I feel sick," added "Lisa," another neighbor of the suspect.

It was in the rear of the elementary school parking lot where patrolling officers said they noticed the foggy and steamed windows of an SUV. They approached and knocked on the window.

"They observed a woman in her 40s and a boy who appeared to be a teenager. They were not clothed from the waist down," said Lt. Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department. Yes, they "observed it." Cops "observe" a lot of stuff. I feel sorry for them though, cuz I know how hard it must have been for them to contain their laughter. "No, no, this is VERY serious stuff ... until we're alone and it's just us cops ... then you see the funny side of things."

At first, police said, the boy said he was 18. Later at the hospital, though, he admitted being 13 but claimed he and the PTA mom were only kissing. Only kissing ... of course ... that explains the cum on her tits ... he just got excited. Just kidding, I don't know if there was any cum on her tits, but if I were a cop, I would have had to "observe" them, just to be sure. More here:

More problems should solve like this

Every year for Christmas, Bev Stewart of West Yorkshire, England, faces the same quandary. Her family members always bicker over the best seat in front of her TV. But this year she has the perfect solution: auction it on eBay!

It was advertised as a "a very comfy and popular item" open to all members of the family - and Bev even offered to throw in a free cushion for those with aching backs.

After the auction involving guests and family, Bev’s daughter-in-law Alexis Stewart and her 11-month-old son Mark will now be sitting pretty after trumping 17 other bids with her £13.50 winning offer.

The enterprising grandma said: "There is always arguing over who gets it, it’s the perfect seat. It is straight in front of the TV and has got the coffee table at the side for you to rest your drink on and the TV remote, so everybody wants to sit there.

Found it at Neatorama.

Oldie but goodie

Elmer came home drunk one night, slid into bed beside his sleeping wife, and fell into a deep slumber.

He awoke before the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter said,’You died in your sleep, Elmer..’

Elmer was stunned. ‘I’m dead? No, I can’t believe it..I’ve got too much to live for. Send me back!’

St. Peter said, ‘I’m sorry, but there’s only one way you can go back, and that is as a chicken.’

Elmer was devastated, but begged St. Peter to send him to a farm near his home. The next thing he knew, he was covered with feathers, clucking, and pecking the ground.

A rooster strolled past. ‘So, you’re the new hen,huh? How’s your first day here?’

‘Not bad,’ replied Elmer the hen, ‘but I have this strange feeling inside. Like I’m gonna explode!’

‘You’re ovulating,’ explained the rooster. ‘Don ‘t tell me you’ve never laid an egg before? ‘

‘Never,’ said Elmer.

‘Well, just relax and let it happen,’ says the rooster. ‘It’s no big deal.’

Elmer did, and a few uncomfortable seconds later, out popped an egg! Elmer was overcome with emotion as he experienced motherhood. He soon laid another egg his joy was overwhelming.

As he was about to lay his third egg, he felt a smack on the back of his head, and heard his wife yell….. Elmer! Wake up dammit. You shit the bed!’

From Bits & Pieces:

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More from Prof. Igor Panarin

A polite and cheerful man with a buzz cut, Mr. Panarin insists he does not dislike Americans. But he warns that the outlook for them is dire.

"There's a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur," he says. "One could rejoice in that process," he adds, poker-faced. "But if we're talking reasonably, it's not the best scenario -- for Russia." Though Russia would become more powerful on the global stage, he says, its economy would suffer because it currently depends heavily on the dollar and on trade with the U.S.

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces -- with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

From Andrew Osborn - Wall street Journal

So where are you all going to live in 2011. I'm guessing Sarah Palin, will be shooting a couple of those commies when this happens.

Political cartoons

My friend, Kevin, sent me these in email.

This didn't take long

Matt Lauer sucks communist dick

Chinese divers won a record seven gold medals during the 2008 Olympics. But even they didn't leap as headlong into the Beijing tank as did NBC. That's how you might describe the collective verdict of the Fox News Watch panel this evening on NBC's regime-friendly coverage. The subject arose as part of the show's Year in Review, and began with a clip of Matt Lauer unctuously questioning a ChiCom official:

MATT LAUER: There's a recent poll that said some very high percentage of the people in China are happy with their lot in life. Something around 80%. You compare that with the polls in the United States that say only about 25% of Americans are. What's the root of their happiness here?

Why it's communism, of course, Matt, thanks for asking. And Americans could be happy too, if they would just get rid of capitalism, don't you see? Ha, sorry Matt, That was dumb, of course YOU see, I meant the rest of America.

Now you keep up the good work, Matt, and come back soon.
Of course, we'll have to control what information you get through the state newspapers and we'll block your access to other information on the internet, but it's all for your happiness, Matt. Now, how 'bout that blowjob you promised me?

From Newsbusters:

Total objectivity and professionalism

On Friday morning’s The Early Show on CBS, viewers were treated to what almost seemed like a parody of Barack Obama’s mainstream media paparazzi fawning over the Democratic President-elect, as the show ran a report exploring the question of "How cool is Obama?" and co-hosts Harry Smith and Tracy Smith referred to Obama as "the man" and "the epitome of cool," respectively.

Audio of the classic rock group the Chiffons singing "He’s So Fine" even played as the piece on Obama’s "coolness" began. Tracy Smith oozed as she plugged the segment: "We’re actually talking about how a lot of people think that President-elect Barack Obama is the epitome of cool. Look at that guy. Everything, I mean, even in a baseball cap. Don’t you think?" After Harry Smith referred to a New York Times article about the significance of Obama spending his childhood in Hawaii, Tracy Smith added: "That makes him even cooler."

Yes, and it goes on and on at Newbusters:

One thing's for sure, when I vote for President, I vote for the coolest person, don't you? What a couple of jackasses.

HARRY SMITH: Welcome back to The Early Show. I’m Harry Smith, along with Tracy Smith, and Maggie and Julie are off today.

TRACY SMITH: We’re talking about being cool.


TRACY SMITH: I mean, you’re cool, but we’re actually talking about how a lot of people think that President-elect Barack Obama is the epitome of cool.


TRACY SMITH: Look at that guy. Everything, I mean, even in a baseball cap.


TRACY SMITH: Don’t you think?

HARRY SMITH: There was a whole thing in the Times yesterday about his being from Hawaii and a kind of a zen of what it’s like to be from Hawaii and that’s, how that might serve him well in the days and months to come.

TRACY SMITH: That makes him even cooler.

More totally objective fawning and gushing here:

Oh yes, if you're from Hawaii, there's an added zen ... omg, omg, omg ... I just can't get over how cool he is.

Clairvoyant child

A father put his 3 year old daughter to bed, told her a story & listened to her prayer which ended by saying: "God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma & good-bye Grandpa.."

The father asked, "Why did you say good-bye grandpa?" The little girl said, "I don't know daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do."

The next day grandpa died. The father thought it was just a coincidence.

A few months later, when the father put his daughter to bed & listened to her prayer again, it went like this: "God bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy & good-bye Grandma."

The next day the grandmother died. Oh my God , thought the father, this kid is in contact with the other side.

Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say: "God bless Mommy & good-bye Daddy."

He practically went into shock. He couldn't sleep all night & got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch & watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay. He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch & jumping at every sound. Finally midnight arrived. He was still alive. He breathed a sigh of relief & went home.

When he got home his wife said "I've never seen you work so late, what's the matter, look at the time?"

He said "I don't want to talk about it, I've just had the worst day of my life."

She said, "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me.

This morning, my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson!"

From my friend, Hector.

What song was #1 when you were born?

Or when you graduated high school?
Or when your child was born?

I know a person who was born when this song was #1.

Click here to find yours and post it in the comments.

Found it at J-Walk.

Common Misconceptions

Although the United States Constitution Amendment 7 upholds the right to a trial by jury, it does not explicitly state anywhere that it is a jury of peers. Still, because the amendment says the right to trial by jury shall be "preserved," courts look to the right to trial by jury as it existed when the amendment was passed in 1791. (This interpretation is known as "common law," which courts refer to for all laws that aren't explicit in definition.) Thus, there is a requirement that there is a jury of peers, though it is not explicitly required.

Black holes, unlike the common image, do not act as cosmic vacuum cleaners any more than do other stars. When a star evolves into a black hole, the gravitational attraction at a given distance from the body is no greater than it was for the star. That is to say, were the Sun to be replaced by a black hole of the same mass, the Earth would continue in the same orbit. Due to a black hole's formation being explosive in nature, the object would lose a certain amount of its energy in the process, which—according to the mass–energy equivalence—means that a black-hole would be of lower mass than the parent object, and actually have a weaker gravitational pull.

Only when one is close to a black hole (within the radius of the body which formed it) will the gravitational attraction become greater than the parent body's. One can check this by a thought-experiment: if we are inside a star, some of the star's mass is located in the other direction from us than the centre-of-mass, and thus will attract us away from the centre-of-mass, reducing the gravitational effect. On the other hand, if we replace the star with a black hole, there will be no such reducing effect, as the total mass is in the centre-of-mass, thus always in one direction.

When a meteor lands on Earth (after which it is termed a meteorite), it is not usually hot. In fact, many are found with frost on them. A meteor's great speed during reentry is enough to melt or vaporize its outermost layer, but any molten material will be quickly blown off (ablated), and the interior of the meteor does not have time to heat up because rocks are poor conductors of heat. Also, atmospheric drag can slow small meteors to terminal velocity by the time they hit the ground, giving the surface time to cool down.

According to urban myth, the Daddy Long-Legs Spider (Pholcus phalangioides) is the most venomous spider in the world, but it is harmless to humans because its fangs cannot penetrate human skin. This is false as Pholcus phalangioides can pierce human skin, however, the toxicity of this spider's venom has just a weak effect on insects, let alone humans.

It is sometimes claimed that half, or more than half, of all humans who were ever born are alive today. The claim itself is poorly defined, as there is no definite starting point for the human species. However, even adopting conservative values regarding the origins of humanity, a significantly lower proportion of the human population is currently alive.

It is not true that paper can be folded in half a maximum of seven, eight, ten, or indeed any selected number of times. However there is a loss function associated with each fold, and a practical limit of seven or eight folds for a normal sized (letter or A4) sheet of writing paper is reasonable. A football field-sized sheet of paper was folded in half eleven times on episode 72 of Mythbusters.

More Common Misconceptions here:

Sneaky Check-Outage

Stewie sees a vagina

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The Klown LOVES this punishment

TEHRAN -- Ameneh Bahrami once enjoyed photography and mountain vistas. Her work for a medical equipment company gave her financial independence. Several men had asked for her hand in marriage, but the hazel-eyed electrical technician had refused them all. "I wanted to get married, but only to the man I really loved," she said.

Four years ago, a spurned suitor poured a bucket of sulfuric acid over her head, leaving her blind and disfigured.

Late last month, an Iranian court ordered that five drops of the same chemical be placed in each of her attacker's eyes, acceding to Bahrami's demand that he be punished according to a principle in Islamic jurisprudence that allows a victim to seek retribution for a crime. The sentence has not yet been carried out.

Nay, quothe the Klown. After the "droplets" he should also get the acid all over his face, like he did to her. Then they'll ALMOST be even. Except for the fact that this dipshit INITIATED the crime against her. So something WORSE needs to happen to him to provide a real deterrent. The Klown votes for needles in the eardrums until he passes out.

Some officials also said the punishment would be a deterrent.

"If propaganda is carried out on how acid attackers are punished, it will prevent such crimes in the future," Mahmoud Salarkia, deputy attorney general of Tehran, told reporters after the court issued its ruling.

Yes, the Klown agrees with that. If they think they are going to get acid in the face, they probably will NOT throw acid in someone else's face. Of course, leave it to an idiot lib to be unencumbered with logic.

Tehran journalist Asieh Amini, who writes about human rights and opposes the sentence, said protest has been muted because people have been moved by Bahrami's story. "It's hard not to get emotional over what has happened to her," Amini said.

Amini said she doubted that the sentence against Bahrami's attacker would reverse the trend. "Social violence will not be cured with more violence," she said.
Courts usually order families of the accused to pay "blood money" for the crimes. But Bahrami insisted on the punishment. Holy smoke -- they can charge your FAMILY for your crime. If this were the case in the US, I think a lot of criminals would mysteriously vanish ... capisce?

The reporter then tells the story of how it happened - this is an excerpt.

Three days later, on a cold, clear autumn afternoon, Bahrami was walking home through one of Tehran's busy city parks when someone tapped her on the shoulder. As she turned around, a burning fluid splashed onto her face.

The rest of her story here.

Global cooling caused by global warming

Global warming is accelerating. Time is close to running out, and Obama knows it.

"The time for delay is over; the time for denial is over," he said on Tuesday after meeting with former Vice President Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming. "We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now that this is a matter of urgency and national security and it has to be dealt with in a serious way."

Scientists are increasingly anxious, talking more often and more urgently about exceeding "tipping points."

"We're out of time," Stanford University biologist Terry Root said. "Things are going extinct."

Gore called the situation "the equivalent of a five-alarm fire that has to be addressed immediately."

The President-elect has said that one of the first things he will do when he gets to Washington is grant California and other states permission to control car tailpipe emissions, something the Bush administration denied.

Mother Nature, of course, is oblivious to the federal government's machinations. Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it's thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming. Excerpts - the rest here:

Got that morons? The cooling trend is because of global warming! I mean, any idiot can see that. Gawwwww!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Objective jourrrrnalists

So I switched on the TV about hour ago and the objective jourrrrnalists were falling all over themselves to tell us about a new "poll." Apparently the new poll showed that everyone hates President Bush and that everyone thinks he's the "worst President in American history."

So I thought to myself, what? I mean, I could hear the glee in their voices. anyway, I shut it off and thought, "Damn, Fox news stooped to 'reporting' this?" I thought something was wrong so I turned it back on -- LO!!! the TV was on CNN.

Ha ha -- so I just thought, nice, dipshits. I've gotten the same "news story" out of CNN, once every hour for the last eight years. Talk about beating a dead horse.

Another Dipshitocrat Genius

Hey, remember how the media told you over and over again how absolutely STUPID Sarah Palin was? Yes, quite the dumbass hockey-mom.

Well, here's an interview with Caroline Kennedy - two and a half minutes - in which she says "you know" an average of one time every five seconds. "You know," as is the norm with most geniuses. I wonder if you'll be hearing the media shouting from the rooftops about the stupidity of the Dipshitocrat, Caroline Kennedy.

Here's another clip -- five minutes long. I had to count the "you knows" myself, no buzzer to help. I counted fifty three, which is an average of more than once every 6 seconds, and I think I missed a couple.

Found it at Perfucntion thru Ace's blog.

Where are the 'Protesters?"

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after a suicide bomber killed at least 16 people, including 13 schoolchildren, in a region bordering Pakistan, a new rash of bombings shook different areas of Afghanistan on Monday, killing two civilians north of Kabul and two more in Kandahar Province.

The explosion on Sunday detonated outside a local government compound in Khost Province and wounded 53, local government officials and coalition forces said. The bombing, near the border with Pakistan, occurred next to a school, and many children were among the wounded.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Coalition forces provided a video showing about 15 children walking on the street as they were engulfed by a ball of fire. More here.

Oh oh, now we're doomed. I guess "protests" will be breaking out all across the Arab world ... you know ... as is their custom when terrorists kill children. Hey, "objective jourrrrnalists" ... where are all the pics of peeps carrying dead/bloody children?

Brain damaged peeps storm embassy

Protesters attempt to break through barriers to the Israeli Embassy in Kensington, west London

Violent confrontations broke out at the Israeli Embassy in London today as up to 1,500 protesters against Israel's Gaza campaign gathered in a vociferous demonstration.

Campaign supporters, Palestinians and British Muslims stood on the pavement of High Street Kensington, west London, and chanted in unison: “Five, six, seven, eight - Israel is a terror state.” More here:

Yes, never mind that Hamas shelled them with rockets from Gaza on daily basis. That wasn't terror. Seriously, do these people have brain damage?

John Murtha is a piece of shit

Video here.

Found it at Black & Right:

This is ALL YOUR FAULT, butthole

Yes, the mayor says this really stresses the fact that we need to provide our young people with medical help services.

See, the reason these girls are laughing during the attack is, you aren't paying enough taxes to provide them with medical help services. Actually, YOU should be held accountable for this -- since it's really YOUR fault, tightwad jackass.

Yes -- and they left together with the robbers but they weren't together ... it was just a funny, funny coinkydink.

Hmmmm -- Seems pretty cool

Here's a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial: 1-800-goog411. This is an awesome service from Google, and it's free -- great when you are on the road.

Don't waste your money on information calls and don't waste your time manually dialing the number. I am driving along in my car and I need to call the golf course and I don't know the number. I hit the speed dial for information that I have programmed.

The voice at the other end says, "City & State." I say, "Garland, Texas." He says, "Business Name or Type of Service." I say, "Firewheel Golf Course." He says, "Connecting" and Firewheel answers the phone. How great is that? This is nationwide and it is absolutely free!

Click on the link below and watch the short clip for a quick demonstration.

My friend, Kevin, emailed me this -- I checked out the video. It's legit. I may have to program this into my cell phone.

How much do you know about Alaska?

The Klown goes for 80%.

Now, remember, before you go rushing off the take the quiz - you are supposed to mark the "lie" -- in other words, you are SUPPOSED to pick the WRONG answer. There was no question about where the fine MILF lives, or I'da NAILED IT. Not really, I don't know where she lives most of the time.

Take the Quiz here.

Bees are CRITICAL ... or not

If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land . . . a land which flows with milk and honey.-Numbers 14:8

European settlers often quoted this biblical phrase to justify their colonization efforts. As long as settlers had cattle and bees, they could be assured of the basic essentials-food, wax, medicine, candles, and clothing. So powerful was the Bible verse that even though cattle and honey bees did not exist in North America, colonizers envisioned the New World as having them in the immediate future. The rest here.

Thoughtful robbery victim

From the Fail Blog

Gaaaaaaaaaaa - Oh, I'm still alive

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hee Haw -- Hee Haw -- Global warming

Which article should we believe?

This one? From this May 21, 2008 article in the Daily Telegraph

Climate change threat to alpine ski resorts

Alpine skiing and snowboarding may be under greater threat from climate change than scientists have previously thought, new research suggests.

A study of snowfall spanning 60 years has indicated that the Alps's entire winter sports industry could grind to a halt through lack of snow.


Or This one: From this Dec 19,2008 article in the Daily Telegraph

The Alps have best snow conditions 'in a generation'

Some 400,000 British skiers heading for the Alps over the coming fortnight will find the best Christmas and New Year snow conditions in a generation.

In resorts such as Val d'Isère which caught the harshest of this week's blizzards, the snow is banked 1.5m deep in the streets. Parts of the town were temporarily closed to pedestrians because of the high risk of avalanches.

Val and neighbouring Tignes have already enjoyed more snow in December than in any year since 1981 and seem set to beat all records by New Year's Day.

HAHA - Braying jackasses. I love how libs refuse to be humiliated. I mean, who remembers what they said six months ago? I want to thank Christopher Booker for the wonderful article (2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved) here that brought this to my attention. He really makes them look like fools.

The Klown makes a call

Quick, drop whatever you're doing, run out, TOP SPEED, and get some of this soup. DO YOU HEAR ME -- GET IT!! I had some of it last night and it may be the best soup EVER.

Disregard the "Carb monitor" health crap, this is good stuff.

My honey fried some corn tortillas and then cut them up and put them in the soup last night but it stands fine its own. I had some for lunch today and I may have hyped it a little strong in this post, but it's some good soup.

I guess Israel got tired of the rockets

Below are excerpts from this article.

An IDF statement said: "Our aviation intervened massively against Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip to stop the terrorist attacks of the past several weeks against Israeli civilian installations.

"Our operations will continue and will be expanded if necessary."

The Israeli military said it had been targeting "terrorist infrastructure".

Khaled Meshaal called for Palestinians to wage a new intifada - or uprising - against Israel.

In an interview on Al Jazeera television, he said: "We have called for a military intifada against the enemy. Resistance will continue through suicide missions."

Ha ha -- "Now we're REALLY going to kill you. Before, we were just killing you with rockets, but now you have angered us so we shall resort to suicide bombings." LMAO, way to go, Mohammed. THAT will teach those filthy joos.

So Israel strikes back and every Arab with dirty feet condemns Israel. Yes, this is ALL Israel's fault. Those sneaky joos. They forced to Hamas rain rockets down on them for a month JUST so they'd have an excuse to tear the crap out of the poor, poor, Palestinians.

Below are excerpts from this article.

Pakistani protesters shout slogans condemning Israel's strikes on Gaza during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday. Photo: AP

In an urgent letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the UN Security council, Israeli UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev on Saturday night defended Israel's decision to embark on a military operation in the Gaza Strip in order to put an end to rocket attacks on the South.

In a statement released Saturday, Ban called for an immediate halt to all violence in both Gaza and southern Israel.

The Foreign Affairs spokesman for the Liberal Democrat Party, Ed Davey, described the Israeli strikes in Gaza as "disproportionate and unacceptable."

Hey, Ban Ki-moon and Ed Davey, et al, where have your condemnations been for the last month when Hamas was firing rockets into Israel? Shut the fuck up, you idiots.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

No talking! -- I said ... NO ... TALKING!!

A South Philadelphia man enraged because a father and son were talking during a Christmas showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took care of the situation when he pulled a .380-caliber gun and shot the father, police said.

James Joseph Cialella Jr., 29, of the 1900 block of Hollywood Street is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons violations.

Police were called to the Riverview Theatre in the 1400 block of Columbus Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. where the gunshot victim, a Philadelphia man who was not identified, told police a man sitting near him told his family to be quiet and threw popcorn at his son.

After exchanging words, Vanore said Cialella allegedly got out of his seat to confront the family when the father got up to protect them. That's when the victim was shot once in the left arm, sending others in the theatre running to safety.

Cialella then sat down to watch the movie. Police arrived a short time later and arrested Cialella and confiscated his weapon, Vanore said.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hilarious "Palestinian" joke

While trying to randomly murder Israelis today, Palestinians in Gaza managed to misfire one of their shoddy rockets and murder two young Palestinian girls instead.

GAZA (Reuters) — A rocket apparently fired by Palestinians on Friday struck a house in the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian sisters aged five and 13, Palestinian medics said.

Seriously, these guys are all the time firing rockets into Israel. How long would you put up with it in your neighborhood before you demanded the government start killing people (including civilians) with reckless abandon?

I think the funniest part is, the United Nations does nothing about it --- but they condemn Israel every time it takes action. Ha ha, makes me laugh and laugh, how about you?

From Little Green Footballs:


The day before yesterday, Timmy was 13 years old. Next year he'll be 16. What is his birthday, and what is today's date?

Found it at Futility Closet:

For Ragweed

Klown prediction

Reinforcement Advertising

Definition: Advertising designed to reassure buyers that they have made the right decision in buying a product thus reducing POST-PURCHASE ANXIETY.

Now that the media convinced you to vote for Obama, they're going to need to reinforce your decision. Businesses do this all the time. They actually do advertising for people who already bought their product. The main objective of this advertising is to enhance your self esteem and reaffirm your buying decision.

The Klown's prediction? Prepare to hear how "all the smart people voted for Obama." That's right, every time something goes well for Obama, they're going to remind you how smart you were for listening to the media voting for him.

Oh, but Klown, they'll probably do it very subtly and will use this sparingly.

Sure they will ... we'll all hide and watch.

By the way, here are the results of two of my recent "predictions."

11/12/08 - "If one candidate wins both Pennsylvania and Virginia, he'll win the election."
RESULT - CORRECT - Obama won them both

12/20/07 - The Klown predicts they will come out, yet again, with an "above average"/doom & gloom forecast for hurricanes in 2008.
RESULT - CORRECT -- See this post for more info.

Prepare for 4 years minimum of this tripe

For the last eight years, every day, all day, we've heard the media disparage President Bush. He could do nothing right and NEVER, EVER, got the benefit of doubt.

Well, those days are over. Prepare yourself to be told every day, all day, about how great Obama is. Listen for yourself to the excitement in this "objective jourrrrrnalist's" voice. Seriously, this may be the most disgusting/gushing example of media morons I have ever heard ... and it's going to get worse.

I love it when he says "the public is particularly impressed ..." I guess he's forgotten that 48% of the people voted AGAINST Obama.

Another good line is "... the so called Team of Rivals ..." Huh? Rivals? They're all fucking libs ... but now the media tells you you're supposed to think of them as rivals.

And lastly, after cumming gushing all over himself about Obama, he goes ahead, for old time's sake, and bashes Bush. Sweet huh?

Found it at Newsbusters:

Dog snags loot - still at large

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ragweed's Christmas present

Oh yea baby. Tomorrow goin shoppin at the Dollar store, and the Thrift store to get me some Bling to go with my new Jeans. My wife knows how to pick my jeans.

Franken will win the Senate seat in MN

Ann Coulter weighs in on the Democrats stealing the election in Minnesota. She starts out with some background on the current situation and then starts with the history lesson. She's saying that the Republican won, Dipshitocrats screamed recount, and now, even if the Republican still wins, he loses.

Consider a few other chilling examples of Democrats thieving their way to victory over the years.

In 1974, Republican Louis Wyman won his race for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, beating Democrat John Durkin by 355 votes. Durkin demanded a recount -- which went back and forth by a handful of votes until the state's Ballot Law Commission concluded that Wyman had indeed won by (at least) two votes.

Wyman was certified the winner by the New Hampshire secretary of state and was on his way to Washington when ... the overwhelmingly Democratic U.S. Senate refused to seat Wyman.

Despite New Hampshire's certification of Wyman as the winner of the election, this was the post-Watergate Senate, when Democrats could get away with anything -- up to and including a prank known as "President Jimmy Carter."

The U.S. Senate spent months examining disputed ballots from the New Hampshire election. Unable to come up with a method to declare the Democrat the winner that didn't require a guillotine, the Senate forced New Hampshire to hold another election.

It was a breathtaking abuse of power. New Hampshire had certified a winner of its Senate election, but it was a Republican, so the Democratic Senate simply ordered a new election.

Demoralized Republicans stayed away from the race and, this time, the Democrat won the re-vote.

Even more egregious was the Indiana House race in 1984. On election night, the incumbent Democrat Frank McCloskey appeared to have won a narrow victory of 72 votes. But after a correction was made in one county, it turned out his Republican opponent, Richard McIntyre, had won by 34 votes.

McIntyre was certified the winner -- which is when the trouble usually starts for a Republican.

Again, a majority Democrat House refused to seat the certified winner in a close election. I'm sure it was just a coincidence that the winner was a Republican.

Consequently, Indiana performed yet another recount of the entire district, which again showed that Republican McIntyre was the winner -- this time by 418 votes. Now he was really asking for it. The nerve of this guy! Hey, buddy, do you mind? We're trying to throw an election over here!

As The Washington Post reported at the time: There were "no allegations of fraud" in the recount and 90 percent of ballot disqualifications had been agreed to "by election commissions dominated by Democrats."

So naturally the House refused to seat the Republican even though he had received the most votes (hereinafter referred to as "the winner"). The House proceeded to conduct its own recount. (If you haven't detected a pattern by this point, please ask your doctor if Prilosec is right for you.)

This time, instead of ordering the district to hold another election, the Democratic House saved all concerned a lot of time and money by simply declaring Democrat Frank McCloskey the winner by four votes.

The vote-theft most like Minnesota this year was the infamous 2004 gubernatorial election in Washington State. The Republican won the race on election night, but ballots favoring the Democrat kept being "discovered" until the Democrat finally eked out a majority. At that point, the recount was immediately halted and the Democrat declared the victor.

You would have to go back to Reconstruction to find an election that was stolen by the Republicans this way, but it's all in a day's work for the Democrats.

That's why they were so testy about the 2000 Florida election. It was the one time in the last century Republicans wouldn't let Democrats steal an election they lost by less than a thousand votes.

No matter how many times Democrats steal elections, Republicans keep thinking the next time will be different. Minnesota is famously clean, isn't it? It must be different. It's not different. It's still the Democrats.

The best part about Ann Coulter is how much the Dipshitocrats hate her. They hate her like they hate Rush Limbaugh. Find a Dipshitocrat blog and it won't take you three minutes to find some lib bitching up a storm about Ann Coulter. THEY HATE HER. Ha ha, tough shit.

Complete idiocy in government

Monica Ramos embraces her husband, former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos, two days before he was sentenced to 11 years in prison (Courtesy El Paso Times)

A team of Mexican drug smugglers unloaded $1 million worth of drugs across the U.S. border, spraying bullets at U.S. Border Patrol agents with automatic weapons, but the agents dared not return fire – as one official said they fear losing their jobs or ending up behind bars like agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Ramos and Compean are serving 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, for shooting an illegal alien drug dealer while he smuggled nearly 750 pounds of marijuana across the border. They were convicted of assault, discharge of a weapon in the commission of a crime of violence and deprivation of civil rights. More here:

Yeah, no shit pals. I'd feel the same way. All these fucking libs want to do is put the police in jail instead of the criminals. If it were me, I'd just collect my check and look the other way whenever possible.

Closed for Christmas - Will reopen 12-29

I'll prolly make a few posts before 12/29.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.

CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases. The rest here:

Ok, so now that you know, are you going to just KEEP KILLING THE PLANET? ... WELL? ... ARE YOU? Go right ahead, planet-killer boy. But you'll be sorry ... you'llllll be sorry!!!!!

Uncle Buck's Jerky

Hardware used:
Dehydrator (best) or Conventional oven.
Jerky Works Kit.

Season used:
NESCO’s Jerky Spice (Original) or or Boulineau’s, and sometimes Wal-Mart when seasonal items are not out!

Also, for that extra kick, add 1 TBL of cayenne pepper per lb of meat!

Mix 1 lb of ground lean meat (Beef, Bison, Venison) with 1 pack of Nesco’s Jerky Spice mix.

Using your hands, work the spice mix into lean meat in a bowl until season is mixed thoroughly. Then make golf ball size meatballs and place in a tray.

Setup a workspace using tin foil or wax paper. I find this works best because it will slide across the counter as you press out the jerky, making even slices whereas a plate would only make the jerky look like an accordion.

Using the Jerky gun included in the kit, place meat balls into the gun, close and tighten by pushing the ram forward until you see meat pushing out the press. Begin pressing out your strips of jerky (3 or 4 pulls work best). Use a knife to cut the ends from the jerky gun.

After pressing out 2 or 3 strips of jerky, transfer the strips over to the dehydrator tray using a long bladed knife. Once all the meat has been pressed out and placed into the dehydrator, grab yourself a beer or two and wait 2 hours while the dehydrator works at 145 degrees.

After 2 hours, remove each piece of jerky one at a time and press out any excess fat using a paper towel and folding over the jerky on the counter, then place it back into the tray.

Let the meat dehydrate for another 4 hour and check. If done, remove and let cool.

If you like that outback flavor, you can “Cold Smoke” the jerky which adds a lot of smoke flavor by inverting smoke from a grill over thru a chimney and into a box.

Shown below, I used a small amount of charcoal (8 Briskets) and a couple handfuls of Mesquite wood chips Take an empty paper towel tube and cut a hole about the same size into a small box which is filled with 3lbs of beef jerky.

The ideal here is: vent the smoke over without the heat, which passes thru the box full of jerky for about 10 mins. Then place box in the freezer for 10 min to prevent the jerky from cooking any further.