Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The American Museum - Online Magazine

The American Museum was founded in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey. The first issue came off the press in 1787 under its original full title, The American Museum, or Repository, of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces &c., Prose and Poetical. In the fourth year of publication, Carey changed the title to The American Museum, or, Universal Magazine, Containing Essays on Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Politics, Morals, and Manners. The initial run of the magazine spanned 72 consecutive monthly issues, or "numbers", as Carey referred to them. The last number in this initial run was issued in December, 1792. Carey resurrected the magazine five years later, publishing what would be the final 12 issues under his editorship, under the title The American Museum: or, Annual Register of Fugitive Pieces, Ancient and Modern, for the Year 1798.
After an almost 211-year hiatus, we resume publication of the magazine with the April, 2009, edition. It will again be published monthly, and will only appear online. The purpose of the magazine is to provide well written material that is informative, interesting, thought-provoking, and enjoyable. Each number will contain no more than 15 pieces that can be read at leisure over the course of the month. The magazine has no theme or agenda other than to furnish stimulating words and images for thoughtful minds. Mathew Carey, at age 73, wrote his autobiography in the form of 26 letters. These letters were printed by Carey's friend, Park Benjamin, in the New-England Magazine, over the course of the years 1833 and 1834. In addition to the articles reprinted in this magazine, the letters will also be printed seriatim here, beginning with the first letter, in the April, 2009, edition. The letters give an interesting perspective on some of the history of the newly independent and recently organized United States of America.

A good friend of mine has created an online magazine that I think will interest most of you. Some of you might know George McDowell from the few years he lived in Calabash. This magazine was originally created by his relative back in 1787. Since retiring, Geo thought it would be worthwhile to bring this magazine back to life. After reading the introduction page, my thought was that the magazine was much like this blog, the writer wrote what he thought was interesting and what he damn well felt like letting people know. Since the magazine contains a great deal of history, the Klown came to mind immediately. Geo has also set up to auto notify people when the new edition is out. Wonderful Job, GEO!!!

Liberals always blame America first

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An "insatiable" appetite in the United States for illegal drugs is to blame for much of the violence ripping through Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians," Clinton told reporters during her flight to Mexico City. More here:

So it's all our fault, right Hillary? You dumbass lib. Let me guess. The solution is more gun laws. Never mind securing the border. Never mind the illegal aliens. If only we had stronger gun laws, everything wold be fine.

The only thing that really surprises me is she hasn't found a way to include global warming as being a factor in the drug wars.

Liberia & Monrovia




In 1822, the American Colonization Society established Liberia as a place to send people who were formerly enslaved. Other African Americans, who were never enslaved, chose to emigrate to Liberia as well. African-Americans gradually migrated to the colony and became known as Americo-Liberians, from whom many present day Liberians trace their ancestry. On July 26, 1847, the Americo-Liberian settlers declared the independence of the Republic of Liberia.

The settlers regarded Africa as a "Promised Land," but they did not integrate into an African society. Once in Africa, they referred to themselves as Americans and were recognized as such by local Africans and by British colonial authorities in neighboring Sierra Leone. The symbols of their state — its flag, motto, and seal — and the form of government that they chose reflected their American background and diaspora experience. More here:

This just struck me as hysterical. Today, black peeps want to be known as African-Americans. In 1822, when some of them got their freedom and went to Africa, they referred to themselves as "Americans." Isn't that weird?

The history of Liberia is unique among African nations, due to its roots as a colony founded by freed slaves from the United States. These freed slaves formed an elite group in Liberian society, and, in 1847, formed a government based on that of the United States, naming their capital city (Monrovia) after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. This government was overthrown by a military-led coup in 1980, which marked the beginning of a period of instability and civil war that left hundreds of thousands of people dead and devastated the country's economy.

Jackass lib about to get educated


The woman who used to run the anti-American, pro-jihad website “Jihad Unspun,” Beverly Giesbrecht (aka Khadija Abdul Qahar), has apparently been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan, where she went to film a documentary on the “Islamic resistance.” It could be a scam, of course; but if not, Giesbrecht may be about to get a final lesson in “Islamic resistance” from the pros: Taliban Threaten to Behead Pro-Taliban Canadian ‘Journalist’.

From LGF:

HA -- HA -- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - OW OW OW OW - But I'm on your side - OW OW OW OW OW OWWWWWWWWwwwwwwww.

Hey, I wonder how "Pro-Taliban" she'll be when they start sawing her idiot head off. Bye Bye, jackass genius lib.

Here's a video of her begging for her life.


Inside Guantanamo Bay Prison


Listen to those assholes yelling. That would drive me apeshit. This is done by National Geographic so I'm guessing it has been edited to make America look as bad as possible.

Found it at LGF:

Brutal Color Perception Test

Click any of the images to enlarge. Your job is to drag and drop the colors where they belong on the spectrum. The first and last color blocks on each line are fixed so you'll know where to start/finish. My eyes were a little bloody after this. The lower the score, the better. You can take the test here.


Found it at TYWKIWDBI:

Usually, I don't like rap

WITCH ... WITCH !!!

In 1651, Alice Lake's baby died. Later, she told people that she saw the baby. Maybe she did. Or, maybe she grieved so much that her mind allowed her to imagine that she saw her baby to ease her grief.

The Puritan belief was that the devil was coming to her in the form of her deceased child, and because of that, she was accused of being a witch and brought to trial. Like most of the women accused of witchcraft, Alice was poor. And like most of the accused, she denied being a witch. The records of her trial are lost, but she was apparently found guilty of witchcraft.

The Devil's Mark
It was widely believed that most witches sported a mark on their body which was placed there by the Devil. The Witches' mark, Devil's Mark, or Witches' teat was the seal of the Devil, given to witches upon initiation. This mark could be a scar, a mole, or a birthmark. If a witch had no mark, it meant that she or he was especially devout to Satan. Excerpts - more at History of American Women.

Well, shit. If you have a mark, you're a witch. If you don't have a mark, you're a WORSE witch. I mean, sheesh, these chicks stood no chance at all. What strikes me is they were blind to this ridiculous premise. I mean, how fucking stupid do you have to be to believe this? Perhaps these were the ancestors of the liberals.

Further reading of this story will reveal another person who thought they were being punished by God. Turns out, there was a lot of that in "courtrooms" back in the day.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Get ready to exercise, and lose your ass

lolterizt!



From IMAO:

AH-HA, now I know about "Fiddlesticks"

Well, I've heard the term "Fiddlesticks" my whole life and never knew what it meant. Now I do -- and so do you if you didn't know before. After a minute or two he starts singing and the fiddlesticks keep going. Now, where in the hell do you buy them?


Don't acerbate the deliciousness !!

Some jackasses in Iran are acerbating the delicious taste of bananas. If you don't believe me, you can click here for the news story.

If you don't know what acerbate means (I didn't,) you can click here. I didn't post the definition because it ruins the mystery.

I'm beached is, brooo

Here's a video of some Australians making fun of the New Zealander's English.

Build a floating dock

You can see he's used some wire fencing to secure the mini-kegs.

LOL @ His instructions.
Step 1 - Drink 96 mini-kegs.

The only think I don't like about this is he used fencing to secure the kegs. I'm guessing it won't be long before the fencing rusts.

For your convenience, I looked up the price of a five-liter mini keg. They're about $20 each (total $1920) So unless you really drink a lot of beer, there's probably a cheaper way to build a floating dock.

The rest here.

Price of adultery in 1641

This is the story of Mary Latham an eighteen-year-old girl who strayed from the moral path of her Puritan community and paid for her transgression with her life. Mary suffered from unrequited love. Spurned by the object of her affection, she resolved to wed the first man who came along. She carried out her threat by marrying a much older man for whom she could muster no fondness.

John Winthrop was the first Governor of Massachusetts Colony. He describes the plight of Mary Latham in his diaries:"At this court of assistants one James Britton, a man ill affected both to our church discipline and civil government, and one Mary Latham, a proper young woman about 18 years of age, whose father was a godly man and had brought her up well, were condemned to die for adultery...

This woman, being rejected by a young man whom she had an affection unto, vowed she would marry the next that came to her, and accordingly, against her friends' minds, she matched with an ancient man who had neither honesty nor ability, and one whom she had no affection unto.

Whereupon, soon after she was married, several young men solicited her chastity, and drawing her into bad company, and giving her wine and other gifts, easily prevailed with her, and among others this Britton. But God smiting him with a deadly palsy and a fearful horror of conscience, he could not keep secret... (Ha ha - he had to make a clean breast of it.)

What happens to Mary and James?

The rest at EyeWitnessToHistory

By the way - what the hell is the story with those frilly things they wore around their necks? The Klown is amazed that peeps could be talked into wearing them (hetero males, anyway.) Funny, huh? Wear it in 1641 and you're a big cheese. Wear it in 2009 -- ass kicking.

Weigh the Mayor !

The town of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire weighs its mayors at the start and end of each term.

Any weight gain is deemed to have been made at taxpayers' expense, and it's met with jeers and the occasional tomato.

No one knows how the custom began, but it dates at least from the time of Edward I and apparently was once widespread. Wycombe is the only town in England where it survives.

From Futility Closet:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I bet Wombat can do this!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

You just can't fix Stupid...

Great Paint Job !

Did we elect these people?

Prepare for the miracle


President Barack Obama's aunt, a Kenyan immigrant who ignited controversy last year for living in the United States illegally, has returned to her quiet apartment in a Boston public housing project to prepare for an April 1 deportation hearing that will be closed to the public. Closed to the public. Gee, I wonder why. I know one thing. If I were about to pull some bullshit over on the American public, I'd sure want the proceedings closed to the public ... but that's just me.

Onyango has lost several attempts to fight deportation, said immigration court spokeswoman Elaine Komis. In 2003, a judge ordered her to leave the country, and she lost on appeal. She tried again, but an immigration judge ordered her deported in October 2004. Yes, she's lost several attempts. She's been ordered deported twice. Something tells me they're going to happen upon some new evidink behind closed doors ... evidink that was previously hidden will be magically revealed.

She came to the United States in 2000 to find work and to seek a better life. Though she was (What? Seek a better life in this craphole of a country that is hated by the entire world? Is she retarded or something? Oh, wait, the craphole country is giving her my money for free, even though she's here illegally.)

Though she was (AGAIN) ordered deported in 2004, she remained in the United States undetected until just before Election Day. Ok, is it just me or does there seem to be a link missing in deportation proceedings? I mean, she gets ordered to leave the country and nobody follows up -- TWICE? What genius is in charge of this debacle.

Aida Ramos, a neighbor, said Onyango is a humble, independent woman who suffers from back problems and is upset about the media attention over her case. She said Onyango quietly helps her neighbors, from counseling them on child-rearing to health issues. Yes, she's so helpful. The first place I look for counseling is to an illegal alien with no job.

"She's a very nice lady who wants to live her life," said Ramos. "Because she's Obama's aunt she's getting all this attention she didn't even want." More here:

Yep. Everytime I find myself in another country illegally, I find I don't want any attention from the media. Poor lady. She's getting all this attention she didn't even want. Boo Hoo. Anyway, my guess is she'll be able to stay and keep taking my money for free.

Dipshitocrats are in charge !!


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade, according to the latest congressional estimates, significantly worse than predicted by the White House just last month.

The Congressional Budget Office figures, obtained by The Associated Press Friday, predict Obama's budget will produce $9.3 trillion worth of red ink over 2010-2019. That's $2.3 trillion worse than the White House predicted in its budget.

Worst of all, CBO says the deficit under Obama's policies would never go below 4 percent of the size of the economy, figures that economists agree are unsustainable. By the end of the decade, the deficit would exceed 5 percent of gross domestic product, a dangerously high level. More here:

What? The dipshitocrats are taxing and spending? This comes as a real shocker. Who would have ever guessed they would do this? A real bolt from the blue. It's never happened before in history so it's not our fault we didn't see it coming.

Sheesh, and I thought the Republicans were bad.

Get rid of your rods and try this

Friday Pins

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Sperm on a human egg


Found it at Bits and Pieces:

Fair and Honest Reporting

By Brent Baker

Tuesday's CBS Evening News highlighted an ethics investigation of a long-serving House Democrat, but viewers were not clued in to his party affiliation verbally or with any an on-screen notation. Yet CBS slapped a party name on screen as a Murtha critic spoke: “Rep. Jeff Flake (R) Arizona.”

Fill-in anchor Maggie Rodriguez avoided Murtha's party as she asserted “there are few politicians as polarizing as Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha” and referred to him as “a powerful member of Congress.” In a story which consumed about-two-and-a- half minutes, reporter Sharyl Attkisson also failed to identify Murtha's party. More at NewsBusters:

Oh Come onnnnnn! You right wing fascists are always jumping on any little mistake the media makes. This was just an oversight, it doesn't really matter. I mean, Geeez, they do it one little time and you guys act like it's a regular occurrence. You act as if the media is against the conservatives. From listening to you, one would get the idea the media isn't fair and objective at all. Grow up, assholes.

The Klown helps


One of my friends is a huge fan of Steely Dan. I wonder if she knows where they got their name. The Klown comes to the rescue for you hops who aren't all clued in.

(From Wikipedia) - Burroughs's work has inspired the name of several musical groups over the years. The most widely known of these is Steely Dan, a group named after a dildo in Naked Lunch.

Yes - catch him

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Found it at Eatliver:

Friday Presidents


11. JAMES K. POLK 1845-1849

Often referred to as the first "dark horse" President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War.

He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1795. Studious and industrious, Polk was graduated with honors in 1818 from the University of North Carolina. As a young lawyer he entered politics, served in the Tennessee legislature, and became a friend of Andrew Jackson.

In the House of Representatives, Polk was a chief lieutenant of Jackson in his Bank war. He served as Speaker between 1835 and 1839, leaving to become Governor of Tennessee.

Until circumstances raised Polk's ambitions, he was a leading contender for the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 1844. Both Martin Van Buren, who had been expected to win the Democratic nomination for President, and Henry Clay, who was to be the Whig nominee, tried to take the expansionist issue out of the campaign by declaring themselves opposed to the annexation of Texas. Polk, however, publicly asserted that Texas should be "re-annexed" and all of Oregon "re-occupied."

The aged Jackson, correctly sensing that the people favored expansion, urged the choice of a candidate committed to the Nation's "Manifest Destiny." This view prevailed at the Democratic Convention, where Polk was nominated on the ninth ballot.

"Who is James K. Polk?" Whigs jeered. Democrats replied Polk was the candidate who stood for expansion. He linked the Texas issue, popular in the South, with the Oregon question, attractive to the North. Polk also favored acquiring California.

Even before he could take office, Congress passed a joint resolution offering annexation to Texas. In so doing they bequeathed Polk the possibility of war with Mexico, which soon severed diplomatic relations.

In his stand on Oregon, the President seemed to be risking war with Great Britain also. The 1844 Democratic platform claimed the entire Oregon area, from the California boundary northward to a latitude of 54'40', the southern boundary of Russian Alaska. Extremists proclaimed "Fifty-four forty or fight," but Polk, aware of diplomatic realities, knew that no course short of war was likely to get all of Oregon. Happily, neither he nor the British wanted a war.

He offered to settle by extending the Canadian boundary, along the 49th parallel, from the Rockies to the Pacific. When the British minister declined, Polk reasserted the American claim to the entire area. Finally, the British settled for the 49th parallel, except for the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The treaty was signed in 1846.

Acquisition of California proved far more difficult. Polk sent an envoy to offer Mexico up to $20,000,000, plus settlement of damage claims owed to Americans, in return for California and the New Mexico country. Since no Mexican leader could cede half his country and still stay in power, Polk's envoy was not received. To bring pressure, Polk sent Gen. Zachary Taylor to the disputed area on the Rio Grande.

To Mexican troops this was aggression, and they attacked Taylor's forces.

Congress declared war and, despite much Northern opposition, supported the military operations. American forces won repeated victories and occupied Mexico City. Finally, in 1848, Mexico ceded New Mexico and California in return for $15,000,000 and American assumption of the damage claims.

President Polk added a vast area to the United States, but its acquisition precipitated a bitter quarrel between the North and the South over expansion of slavery.

Polk, leaving office with his health undermined from hard work, died in June 1849. From here:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It may work

Dear Mr.President,
Patriotic retirement:

There's about 40 million people over 50 in the work
force; pay them $1 million apiece severance with stipulations:

1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered - Auto
Industry fixed.

3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

Negro ... PLEASE !!


Found it at J-Walk:

Mexican drug wars - American guns at fault

By Colleen Raezler

Is foreign drug violence a reason to reinstate the ban on assault weapons in America? U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder thinks so. And judging by its relentless and one-sided coverage in the last month, CNN agrees.

Last month, during a press conference in which he announced that more than 50 members of Sinaloa Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel, were captured, Holder revealed his intentions. "Well, as President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum," he said.

"That's your attorney general talking about selling out the second amendment and your rights for the benefit of the benefit of Mexico," Lou Dobbs said on his Feb. 25 program. But Dobbs must be a lonely man at CNN. The rest of the network took Holder's statement as its cue, began hammering the point that American weapons are being used in Mexico's increasingly violent drug wars. More at NewBusters:



Ok, is it just me ... or is this "objective jourrrrnalist" talking like he knows best and anyone who disagrees is an idiot? Do you detect any condescension in his voice and/or mannerisms? Do you detect an air of "the answer is so obvious" in his presentation? This is what CNN (and the rest) have become. Seriously, these jourrrrnalists make me supress my urge to puke.

Fair, Honest, and Objective Media


By Warner Todd Huston

Manny Aragon was one of New Mexico's most powerful law makers and power brokers. A former Senate president, Aragon was this week convicted and given a 67 month sentence for lining his pockets and that of his co-conspirators with millions in fraudulently billed state contracting money.

While his "iconic" status is mentioned and his long standing position as a "Senate leader" is dutifully chronicled, his status as a Democrat doesn't seem to make the cut of a large portion of the stories on his sentencing.

The Associated Press misses the fact in two versions of the story (here and here), so does the New Mexico Independent. KRQE News 13 doesn't mention the party of Agagon or his co-conspirator Raul Parra. The Albuquerque Journal also skips party mention in this story of reactions to the sentencing.

In any case, we have one of New Mexico's most powerful Democrat lawmakers headed for the hooskow, yet his party seems to go un-indicted by the Old Media. Imagine that? More at NewsBusters:

Just rub it in good - it works !


Liberals in constant state of mystification


North Korea 'holds US reporters'

North Korean soldiers have detained two female US journalists on the China-North Korea border, media reports say.

The journalists had apparently ignored warnings to stop filming in the area.

The journalists had apparently ignored warnings to stop filming in the area.
The journalists had apparently ignored warnings to stop filming in the area.
The journalists had apparently ignored warnings to stop filming in the area.
The journalists had apparently ignored warnings to stop filming in the area.
The journalists had apparently ignored warnings to stop filming in the area.
The journalists had apparently ignored warnings to stop filming in the area.


The US has expressed "concern" over the fate of the two women. Pyongyang has yet to comment on the incident, and China says it is investigating.

The reports come amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the US over the North's plans to launch a satellite into space.

The North says the launch is part of its communications programme, but the US fears this is a cover for testing long-range missile technology.

Crossing point

According to the Associated Press news agency, Laura Ling, a Chinese-American, and Euna Lee, a Korean-American - both of whom work for the California-based online media outlet Current TV - were arrested late on Tuesday.

Their Chinese guide, an ethnic Korean, was also detained, the agency says.

Chun Ki-won, a Christian clergyman in Seoul who helped arrange the journalists' trip, told reporters they went to the area to report on North Korean refugees in north-eastern China.

There is still some confusion as to exactly where the reporters were arrested. More here:

Yes, liberals are always confused and bewildered when they disregard warnings/rules and are made to pay the price. It's as if they canna comprehend the word "warning ." Maybe they thought they were dealing with the United States police. My guess is they're getting the education they so sorely missed in the US.

Klown scares the crap out of himself

So I made a couple of hard boiled eggs to have for breakfast. I ate one and put one in the refrigerator for the next day. The next day I get it out but it's really cold and I'm not a fan of really cold hard boiled eggs so I decides to warm 'er up in the microwave.

Now ... I have warmed up hard boiled eggs in the microwave before ... usually 15-20 seconds and they're fine. I also got out some applesauce my honey bought for me and put some in a small bowl.


Ok -- so the egg is in the microwave and suddenly I get an idea ... ooooo ... cinnamon on my applesauce ... easily distracted, I looks in the cupboard and gets 'er out. I commences with the shaking of the cinnamon and all o' a sudden, BOOM ... and I mean BOOM -- GAAAAA! WTF!!!!


Well, it takes me a half second to mcrealize it was the egg so I hit the button for the microwave ... ... noticing it cooked for only 23 seconds ... expecting to see an exploded mess in there ... thinking "what a dumbass" ... as I had
heard rumors seen videos of this kind of thing before.

I was relieved to see it hadn't made a mess and, after I CTFD, it occurred to me to take a pic.


Gangsta-face FAIL - do you see it ?


Found it at Eatliver:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Klown's favorite - criminal dies


One man was killed and another seriously wounded in a shootout inside a Miami Burger King on Tuesday, officials said.

Police said a man wearing a ski mask walked into the store at Biscayne Boulevard and 54th Street and demanded money from a clerk.

A customer, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled a gun, said Officer Jeff Giordano, a Miami police spokesman.

The customer and robber exchanged fire.

The robber was shot dead at the scene.

The customer, who had several gunshot wounds, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in serious but stable condition, said Lt. Ignatius Carroll, a Miami Fire Rescue spokesman.

At about 4 p.m., officials got several 911 calls reporting people shot inside the Burger King. From here:

Note to the journalist:
When someone is shot dead in the commission of an armed robbery, they don't like to be called "armed robbers" in the news. They prefer "non-repeat criminal." It's much more sensitive and politically correct.


Also, I wonder if the brave customer had seen too many TV movies. I wonder if he told the robber to "drop it" or something. This is the stupidity of the liberals. Why do you have to "warn" a robber to drop a gun? I mean .... HE HAS A GUN ... it's not as if he might be just an innocent person who "just happened" to be pointing a gun at a store clerk ... you know ... by sheer accident. I say shoot him (preferably while he's not looking at you) or take your chances of being shot by a criminal jackass.

Now watch the libs put the customer on trial for his life. I can hear it now. "He was just stealing money. You scared him and made him shoot. It wasn't his fault."

What else could come out of this? The price of your lunch/dinner could go up. Why? Because when the ACLU gets done with this, Burger King will be sued for millions because they should have seen this coming and done something about it. Burger King, McDonalds, Wendys, etc will all have to put signs on the door - "no guns." Then they'll have to have the regional managers check these signs now and then to be sure they're up. They'll also have to pay for employee training so they can show the court they did all they could ...in case of another lawsuit. But it still won't be enough for the libs. They'll get sued next time too.

Journalist lets cat out of bag

So with all these leftist jackass newspapers going out of business, articles abound with the reasons why it happened. I've read a few of them but none have mentioned there might be a problem with relentlessly brainwashing Americans with Communist/Political Correctness crapaganda ... until I read this guy's article ... he at least skimmed the surface. Congrats, Mr. Virgin, your name is apropos. Here's an excerpt from his article. You can read the rest here:

By BILL VIRGIN
P-I COLUMNIST

Class Final: How to kill an American Newspaper

Those were hardly the only blunders made by the industry. The strategy of going after younger readers with pandering and condescending content managed to both drive away older, loyal readers, while also alienating younger demographics who understandably weren't buying what papers were selling. Newspapers treated conservatives with a mixture of revulsion, contempt, indifference and puzzlement, and there went another potentially loyal segment of the reading audience.

"Segment?" Yes, considering 48% of your "potentially loyal audience" held their noses and voted for John McCain, I'd say that's more than a "segment" -- sounds like about half to me ... but what do I know.

Since these "newspapers" are always protecting the communists, one would think the Democrats would want to save them -- you know, since they're in charge of the government, Oh wait - never mind. Who could have guessed congress would steal my money to support the crapaganda dealers.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With many U.S. newspapers struggling to survive, a Democratic senator on Tuesday introduced a bill to help them by allowing newspaper companies to restructure as nonprofits with a variety of tax breaks. More here:

More Communists becoming judges

Pic from here:

FROM CBS:
President Obama today announced that he is nominating moderate U.S. District Judge David Hamilton to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. More here:

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
Moderate
Is Said to Be Pick for Court (From the New York Times - More here:)

FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE:
In his first act in reshaping the federal judiciary, President Obama yesterday nominated a moderate with bipartisan support from both of his home-state senators to serve on a Chicago-based federal appeals court. (From the Boston Globe - More here:

Oh really? A "moderate" huh? Ever notice how the media calls every communist with red underwear a "moderate?" Yes ... and conservatives are right-wing nut jobs ... never "moderates."

Anyway, a few days ago, it was discovered that "jourrrrnalists" have a secret site they use to discuss events amongst themselves. It's called "JournoList." It seems some interviews with users indicate they are very concerned about keeping the lid on this behavior lest the general public jump to some totally unwarranted conclusions.

I just found it amusing they all chose the word "moderate" to describe this commie judge. Here's what Gabriel Malor over at Ace's blog had to say.


President Obama has nominated U.S. District Court Judge David Hamilton for the vacancy in the Seventh Circuit. The media immediately lauded the pick as "moderate." They must have been reading that off of JournoList, because he is no moderate.

He was a fundraiser for ACORN and vice president for litigation at the Indiana ACLU, where he also was a board member, before becoming a judge. There's the time (a mere seven years) he held up an abortion waiting period and was firmly rapped by the Circuit he is nominated to join:

Here's the rest of the good stuff in the article.

Gold Standard? WHAT Gold Standard?

Oh boo hoo - how did this happen?


The death of a modern newspaper is a real-time, multimedia event.

When journalists on the Rocky Mountain News were summoned to their Denver newsroom on February 26 to be told they were working on their final edition, they relayed the announcement through live blogs, online videos, slide shows of tearful colleagues and a minute-by-minute stream of updates on Twitter.

“It’s odd to cover your own funeral,” read one tweet. More about these dispicible lefty rags here:

See? This is EXACTLY why they failed. They think their failing is a "multi-media event." No. No it isn't. Nobody cares about you jackass jourrrrnalists. (Well, maybe the Communists Democrats/Liberals.)

These idiots think they are a big news story -- they need to let the American people KNOW about this horrid situation. You know, just like they've let us KNOW about global warming, political correctness, and how conservatives are so fucking stupid. Yes, they've let us know.

Their hubris and conceit is unmatched in the business world and it has been for many years. Of course, they used to be the only game in town -- not anymore, asshats. Goodbye, good riddance, burn in hell.

The decline change in America's values can be almost 100% attributed to the modern media and "objective jourrrrrnalists." The shift toward liberalism/socialism is part of the change.

They're finished because they refuse to address the real problem. They think the problem is "the internet" -- but the Klown thinks the problem is competition. Who would have turned to the internet for news if the internet just offered the same information as a newspaper?

I think a fair and balanced newspaper wouldn't have any trouble at all turning a profit -- but who wants to make a huge investment like that when they can turn it out much cheaper on the web? They can experiment cheaply and find an easily changeable (and scalable) business model that works.

I think the "newspapers" alienated the conservatives people that actually fucking read. Once they found an alternative, it was too late for the newspapers. The libs just lap up the pablum put out by the major networks on TV. College kids are trapped in the liberal bastion of academia. Once they get out, many of them wake up to another side of the story.

Anyway, see ya later, assholes. Thanks for all you did -- all your fair and honest reporting and accurate history lessons. Bye bye, now.

The Klown predicts the same will happen to the liberal TV media -- as soon as there is an alternative. Fox news is the closest we have for now -- but , if you ask me, they're still on the liberal side -- just not quite so far left as the others. Ok - /end rant.

The Great Milton Friedman & Idiot Libs




Found these at Tacky Racoons

Be the envy of everyone !


Found it at Eatliver:

I can't leave something incomplete


Found it at Bits & Pieces:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Idiot liberals cause death of cops

Regarding the post below:

The slayings of four Oakland police officers by a felon (Mixon) with an assault weapon and a semi-automatic handgun Saturday seems to be reigniting the gun-control debate.

California has what many call the nation's most stringent assault-weapon ban, as well as other laws that prohibited Lovelle Mixon from possessing the guns he used to kill four officers and wound a fifth. (What? You had stringent laws in place and it STILL didn't work? I can't imagine that. Why it's just ... just ... unfathomable.) Former state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland — who in 1999 expanded the state's ban from a list of specific makes and models to any semi-automatic rifles and pistols with certain characteristics — said Monday the weekend's carnage underscores the need to reinstate and expand a federal ban. More here:

Yes, that's the answer liberal jackasses ... more gun control because nobody could have seen this coming. It was another bolt from the blue. This could have been stopped if only we had expanded the federal ban. Woe is us -- WOE IS US. We libs will be right back -- we need to ensure the release of another violent fucking criminal from the fascist oppressors in charge of prisons.

Meanwhile:
Mixon, who was released from prison late last year after serving a sentence for violating his parole for a San Francisco-related robbery shooting, was a suspect in the Dec. 30, 2007, murder of Ramon Stevens, 42, but witnesses did not come forward, investigators said. And now police have confirmed that DNA evidence from a state laboratory possibly links Mixon to the rape of a 12-year-old girl in February near the 74th Avenue apartment, Lt. Kevin Wiley said.

His DNA evidence is in the system because he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon for an October 2002 carjacking in San Francisco. Police would have had to collect another sample from Mixon and compare it to the earlier sample to make sure there was a definite match before the district attorney would consider charging him in the rape. More here:

Part of the answer is to start jailing the mental midgets who lobby for the release (or light sentencing) of dangerous criminals. These idiots are getting people killed every day. Oh, did I mention he had a weapon at his sister's house? I guess his sister didn't know that, as a violent criminal on parole, he wasn't supposed to have a gun. Innocent mistake, I'm sure.

At least the cops killed this piece of shit. Something tells me he won't be repeating any more of his criminal activity. Now, lets get his sister and anyone else who had a hand in helping him. Also, anyone who knew about the gun and didn't turn him in.

Four Brothers down


Sgt. Mark Dunakin Sgt. Erv Romans Sgt. Dan Sakai Ofc. John Hege


http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune

A moment of silence was observed at yesterday's member's meeting and this morning’s roll call for our fallen brothers. Please take a moment of pause to reflect on them as well as their families and friends.

Oh oh, what's about to happen ?


From the Fail blog:

Loved it - reposting it

Mercury is extra dense


Found it at Andy's blog:

Organs conspire agin' me


Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. (Yes ... the occasional drink .. sweet, shall it be.) In fact, many experts note the health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, (What? One per day? I was thinking "occasional drink" meant like five drinks but only occasionally during one part of the day.) including a reduced risk for hypertension and high blood pressure. If, however, you are exceeding one drink daily, you might be sabotaging your weight loss plans. Gaaaaa - sabotage!

Alcohol is metabolized differently than other foods and beverages. Ohhh crap ... of COURSE it is. Under normal conditions, your body gets its energy from the calories in carbohydrates, fats and proteins that need to be slowly digested in the stomach—but not when alcohol is present. When alcohol is consumed, it gets special privileges and needs no digestion. GD IT! Stupid digestive process!

The alcohol molecules diffuse through the stomach wall as soon as they arrive and can reach the brain and liver in minutes. Stupid stomach. This reaction is slightly slowed when there is also food in your system, but as soon as the mixed contents enter the small intestine, the alcohol grabs first place and is absorbed quickly. Stupid small intestine. The alcohol then arrives at the liver for processing. The liver places all of its attention on the alcohol. Stupid liver! Therefore, the carbohydrates (glucose) and dietary fats are just changed into body fat, waiting to be carried away for permanent fat storage in the body. Gaaaaa - FUCK!

I mean, it's as if my organs don't appreciate the hard work I do just to get them some alcohol. I wonder if the libs know about all this discrimination going on by body organs against poor old alcohol. It's bullshit. This has gone on far too long. My organs, the cops, those blood-drinking Jews - Gaaaaaa.

More on diet and alcohol here:

The Honeymoon Is Over For Sully

Remember the hero pilot who "landed" in the Hudson river? Well, the media found out he was a conservative.


Sent to me in email by my friend, Kevin.

Morons never change


Found it at Eatliver:

The Lord and the woman


One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “My dear child, why are you crying?”

The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.

“Is this your thimble ?” the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, “Yes.” The Lord was pleased with the woman’s honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the! Lord again appeared and asked her, “Why are you crying?” “Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!”

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. “Is this your husband?” the Lord asked.

“Yes,” cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!” The seamstress replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.

Then if I said ‘no’ to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said ‘yes,’ you would have given me all three. Lord, I’m not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT’S why I said ‘yes’ to George Clooney.

And so the Lord let her keep him!

The moral of this story is:

Whenever a woman lies, it’s for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others. That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.

Signed!

All Us Women

Found it at Bits & Pieces:

Barney Frank is a complete idiot

WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" in a recent interview with the gay news Web site 365gay.com.

The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages.


"I wouldn't want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court," said Frank. The video of the interview is available online.

Frank's office did not respond to a request Monday to expand on his remark. Scalia also had no comment.

Scalia dissented from the court's ruling in 2003 that struck down state laws banning consensual sodomy. He has complained about judges, rather than elected officials, deciding questions of morality about which the Constitution is silent. Scalia knows the proper role of the courts.

Controversial topics like gay rights and abortion should not be in the hands of judges, he has said, calling on people to persuade their legislatures or amend the Constitution. You're damn right, Mr. Scalia -- you homophobe, you.

Barney Frank is a moron. How in the hell does he get reelected? Who in the hell is voting for this guy. Every time he opens his mouth, he's wrong.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Women's Ass Size Study:

There is a new study just released by the American Psychiatric Association about women & how they feel about their asses.
The results are pretty shocking:
1. Only 5% of women surveyed feel their ass is too big.
2. 10% of women surveyed feel their ass is too small.
3. The remaining 85% say they don't care; they love him, he's a good man
and they would have married him anyway!

Fair, Honest, and Objective Media


By Warner Todd Huston

The Hollywood Reporter's (THR.com) James Hibberd is reporting that the TV networks are "reluctantly" shuffling their on air schedules to fulfill their "responsibility" to air President Obama's important campaign speech... er, I mean address to the nation next week. The Nets are solemnly claiming the mantle of the patriotic American fulfilling their civic duty to air presidential addresses, it appears.

It is all well and good that they should do this, of course. Keeping the nation informed is one of those long-held, self-proclaimed charges of TV news organizations, of course. But, curiously enough, that same attention to a patriotic, civic duty to air presidential speeches didn't seem so compelling to them while Bush was in office because they often refused to air his speeches to the nation. Or, as in at least one instance, they left the speech early to go on to primetime programing. More at NewsBusters:

Lib jourrrrnalist gets his ass kicked


Ari was the Klown's favorite White House spokesman ever. He was always hammering the lib "jourrrrnalists" and making them look like the disingenuous jackasses they are. I really HATED it when he left.

If you have 15 minutes or so and you want to see Ari wipe the floor with a lib, here is your chance.

A couple of notes about this clip.

1 - Twice during the clip, "Objective jourrrrnalist" Matthews-The-Dipshit either, refers to "us" when talking about Democrats, or "you guys" when talking about Republicans.

2 - At the end of the clip, Matthews-The-Dipshit claims to be speaking for all Americans.
3 - And another thing ... what the hell is the story with all the nose-sniffing by Matthews-The-Idiot.

Disgusting Americans torture terrorists

1812 Overture - LMAO - I reckon not

Everyone clamors for musical birth control, but no one does anything about it. No one, that is, until Paul Lyons, who offered this pressure-activated musical condom in 1991. The patent abstract promises it's amusing, entertaining, unusual, and "capable of producing a surprise effect."

The music or voice message may be played once (e.g., an overture or melody may be played for about 20 seconds), or it may be repeated continuously for several minutes to coincide with the duration of coitus.


What to play? That's up to you — Lyons recommends the 1812 Overture, "The Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, "Happy Birthday to You," "The Anniversary Waltz," or "any popular love song."

From Futility Closet:

Handy new golf club

Freeeee Credit Report Dot Com


Found it at Bit and Pieces:

When I first saw those commericals I thought they were funny. Not anymore. I can't hit the mute button fast enough now.

Stop for the Claw


Found it at Bits & Pieces:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Perfect bumper sticker for the Klown