Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I really hate this...

If he was the first person in a wheel chair to climb Mt. Everest, wow! If he were the first person in a wheel chair to sail across an ocean, wow! But the first person to be in a certain position of power, boring. The wheel chair didn't make it harder on him, what are we wowing about?

in reference to: Jim Langevin | Americans With Disabilities Act | John King | Mediaite (view on Google Sidewiki)

TED Blog | The oil spill’s toxic trade-off: Susan Shaw on TED.com

TED Blog | The oil spill’s toxic trade-off: Susan Shaw on TED.com

Sometimes Jon nails the thing no one is saying...

And in this case he did it. Why would you trust someone so admittedly ideologically driven as Breitbart to the point of firing someone? Why would you not take a moment to review the facts?

in reference to: Jon Stewart Calls Andrew Breitbart Honest | Shirley Sherrod | The Daily Show | Mediaite (view on Google Sidewiki)

Jon Stewart Calls Andrew Breitbart Honest | Shirley Sherrod | The Daily Show | Mediaite

Jon Stewart Calls Andrew Breitbart Honest | Shirley Sherrod | The Daily Show | Mediaite
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Hot Air � Colorado GOP candidate: These tea-party dumbasses need to stop asking me Birther questions on camera

Hot Air � Colorado GOP candidate: These tea-party dumbasses need to stop asking me Birther questions on camera

Hot Air � Terrific: Tancredo threatens to launch third-party bid for Colorado governor

Hot Air � Terrific: Tancredo threatens to launch third-party bid for Colorado governor

Opposing Views: Ann Coulter Tells Joy Behar What to Ask Obama on "The View"

Opposing Views: Ann Coulter Tells Joy Behar What to Ask Obama on "The View"

Monday, July 26, 2010

J-Love is hot...

It doesn't matter what she wears.
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Wow... history making snoozefest planned...

Lets be honest, the womyn are going to be softer on him, plain and simple.

Drew is so hot

What else do I need to say about this picture, let me get a napkin for myself.
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Drew is so hot

What else do I need to say about this picture, let me get a napkin for myself.

STFU people...

Is Paris racist, is this a Nazi thing... I don't know and I don't care. Even for gossip news this is pointless chatter.

in reference to: Paris Hilton denies pulling Nazi pose, saying she was just dancing | Mail Online (view on Google Sidewiki)

Can you imagine a soft balls they got ready for him?

Given none of the hosts have journalistic credibility in my book, and three out of four of them are in love with Obama, it isn't going to be a show that shakes things up.

in reference to: President Obama The View | Obama on The View | Barbara Walters returning (view on Google Sidewiki)

Ahhh the justice system of the rich and famous...

Jane Austen's Fight Club

I don't know if this is real...

No thanks...

I don't like sleeping alone. I don't like doing much alone actually.

in reference to: Modern Couples, Separate Beds (view on Google Sidewiki)

Ann Coulter’s Reality Check: GOP Not Going To Take House Or Senate In Nov. | Mediaite

Ann Coulter’s Reality Check: GOP Not Going To Take House Or Senate In Nov. | Mediaite

Leaked Reports Shed New Light on Afghan War

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Today in History for July 26th

The Decade in Seven Minutes - Newsweek 2010 - StumbleUpon

The Decade in Seven Minutes - Newsweek 2010 - StumbleUpon

Monday, July 19, 2010

Is this a shock to anyone?

The people in Washington live in a different world, with different values that most of America. Of course they see the world differently.

in reference to: Poll: D.C. elites a world apart - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The NYT wants to fuck up Google...

This reminds me of Atlas Shrugged, how the companies that couldn't compete turned to the government to force the stronger, and better company, into regulations that weakened its ability to compete. Hands off Google.

If Obama wants to do this, Google should move to another country.

in reference to: Hot Air » NYT: Time to regulate Google searches (view on Google Sidewiki)

Has the 2012 primary season just started?

A war of words between the Palin camp and the Romey camp suggest the race to unseat Obama has begun.

in reference to: Hot Air » Romney advisor on Palin: “She’s not a serious human being” (view on Google Sidewiki)

If not being a supporter of the president is racist...

Olbermann, Matthews, Ratigan, Schultz, Carville.. Racists? Dallas Tea Party

I have been avoiding the Mel Gibson story...

Honestly I don't see what the story is. Mel Gibson is nuts, we all knew that. He may or may not be a racist, I don't see why that matters. Does he get angry and shot on the phone, sure. But lots of people do, and I don't think that is newsworthy.

in reference to: New Psycho Mel Gibson Tape Released (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to trick people into thinking you're good looking

The poor is the US are not poor on a global standard

I don't understand what is so controversial here. I believe and Rand said steps could be taken to improve the lives of the poor in America. However when you look at not just the income available to many poor people, but the collective resources of the community, you get a picture of poor people who are lucky to be American.

The fact is, the richest person in a Third World country would trade that spot for the lowest rung on the American ladder. But I’ll go further and say the poor in the US – when viewed by the rest of the world – aren’t poor at all. The poverty level for us looks like something to shoot for.

Fact is, there are too many countries to mention where citizens have a yearly income measured in hundreds of dollars. While our poor can still buy music, beer and Nikes, one purchase at the Footlocker cripples Liberia for a week.

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There is racism...

Racism on the right, racism on the left, racism amongst whites and racism amongst blacks and browns and yellows and reds. Young people are racist and old people are racist. It exists.

However, what the NAACP and the New Black Panther Party are doing doesn't advance a discussion on the issue. An honest discussion would be had by the two sides talking, the blanket insults used by the NAACP and The New Black Panther Party push people apart, and make communication impossible.

in reference to: » I Condemn the NAACP: The New Black Panther Party Are the Real Racists - Big Government (view on Google Sidewiki)

Hot Air � Video: Geraldo and Malik Shabazz argue for 15 minutes

Hot Air � Video: Geraldo and Malik Shabazz argue for 15 minutes


Again Google... Really?

What about Buzz, or Orkut, or Google Connect or Google Wave. Listen, you are not Facebook, and you never will be - just be you Google.
clipped from www.wallblog.co.uk

More details are emerging that point to Google launching a social media website, called Google Me, to rival Facebook as it emerges the web giant is looking for web users to take part in a “usability study”.

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This sounds like double speak to me...


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Monday, July 12, 2010

This sounds like double speak to me...

Are we really there to "balance" the power in the region, and do "many countries" really want us to take on that role. Two things, helping the countries in the region develop their own strength seems like a more sustainable path. Second, an increase in American force in the region is likely to encourage China to increase its force, which would make other countries in the region more vulnerable, not less.
clipped from www.time.com
The Tomahawks' arrival "is part of a larger effort to bolster our capabilities in the region," Glaser says. "It sends a signal that nobody should rule out our determination to be the balancer in the region that many countries there want us to be." No doubt Beijing got the signal.
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So a rapist walks free...

Because there might be a problem with the request, but they can't find one. Sounds like bogus logic to me, like they were looking for a problem and couldn't find one. If they really want to keep him, they can have him.

in reference to: Hot Air » Swiss reject Polanski extradition request (view on Google Sidewiki)

I agree with Mika

It seems pretty clear that Palin will run for the nomination for 2012. Will she win it? Maybe, Bobby Jindal would give her a run for the money.

in reference to: Mika: 'Cut The Crap' On Whether Palin's Running—'She Is' | NewsBusters.org (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

CNN fires veteran editor for Mideast over Tweet | Reuters

CNN fires veteran editor for Mideast over Tweet | Reuters

It doesn't matter if you support Hezbollah...

This isn't a terrorism issue, it is a free speech issue. Free speech is important because there is not just one way to see the world. America may view Fadlallah as a terrorist, but that doesn't mean everyone does. When the expression of minority views are suppressed, the groups that hold those views are excluded from the public discussion. Honest communication and understanding cannot happen in an environment of suppressed speech. As groups become more isolated the hate and fear between them grows in the absence of understanding.

Taking action for expressing a view counter to what the government believes should not cost you your job. This was the wrong move for CNN to take, and it sends the message to its viewers and its reporters they are expected to conform to the status quo. Truth doesn't always conform to the status quo. They have effectively limited their reports ability to deliver the news fair and balanced.

in reference to: CNN fires veteran editor for Mideast over Tweet | Reuters (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Obama Administration Protected Black Panther Who Advocates Killing W...

I understand the city's point...

But from a libertarian point of view, I think limiting the distribution of food by a private group is an over-stepping of the powers of government. The fact that I doubt it is an effective means to the ends they are trying to reach is besides the point.

in reference to: Restricting Food to Homeless Stirs Controversy - ABC News (view on Google Sidewiki)

Obama says immigration enforcement is the job of the federal government...

But the federal government isn't doing it. It makes sense Arizona would take action to protect itself.

in reference to: Hot Air » Feds to claim pre-emption in fight against AZ immigration-enforcement law (view on Google Sidewiki)

Did Rolling Stone harm America with its article?

I know people are happy Rolling Stone published "the truth", but lets look at what it published. It ran a story informing us that the top general in Afghanistan doesn't think highly of Obama and his leadership team. We got to read about him and his staff making fun of Joe Biden (doesn't everyone make fun of Joe Biden). But that isn't important.

What is important is the lives of the men and womyn serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. What is important is that as a nation we are informed about the circumstances of the war they are fighting and the deaths they are dying. Hearing people make fun of Biden is great (again doesn't everyone make fun of Biden) but getting information about our troops is critical.

Thanks to Rolling Stone and the story by Hastings, that is going to be harder.
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a tightening of the rules covering the US military's dealings with the media.

The move comes in the wake of the sacking of the US commander in Afghanistan, Gen Stanley McChrystal, over a Rolling Stone magazine article.

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I love this....

The best thing I read all day.
clipped from www.guardian.co.uk
Just as the invention of the printing press transformed society, the internet's capacity for "an unlimited amount of zero-cost reproduction of any digital item by anyone who owns a computer" has removed the barrier to universal participation, and revealed that human beings would rather be creating and sharing than passively consuming what a privileged elite think they should watch
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