Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Chris Sligh... a smart, class act.

I have absolutely never seen a better "loser" on American Idol. And he's a fine, fine singer.

Good work, Chris.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007



Rates go up because "Energy savings programs create revenue shortfall"...

OMFG Wotta laugh....

So lemme see--if I cut back to using next to nothing, I'll be paying stupendously massive amounts for it.


Monday, March 26, 2007

One more thing...

I love headlines like this:

Aspirin may lower death risk in women
Overall odds of dying drop by 25 percent, study finds

No, the overall odds of dying do not drop by 25%.

The death risk remains the same with or without aspirin: a certainty. The death rate will remain at 100% (one per customer) for the foreseeable future.

A quick one...

This story prompts my comment for today...

From the article: "Barred from teaching creationism in U.S. public schools, some conservative Christians now advocate the “intelligent design” argument that some forms of life are too complex to have simply evolved. Scientists call this creationism in disguise.

My comment: "Intelligent design" is creationism in drag, creationism masquerading as its own opposite.

I do not deny god; there is no god to deny.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Surfing the headlines...

Found this one on FARK.

Found this by digging deeper...

To me, the best memorial that could be built at Ground Zero would be Disneyland.

If they knock it down, put it right back up. In their face.

Monday, March 19, 2007


By way of Billy Beck's Two-Four blog, there's a discussion on crime, guitars and guns goin' on at Majikthise.

There's also this news item at FARK about a 70-year old vacationing ex-marine taking out a thug in Costa Rica.

As much as I...kinda...feel bad for the mother of the now-dead thief in the FARK story, I can't help seeing glaring cognitive harmony between the thief's mom and the folks quibbling with Billy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Great Global Warming SWINDLE.

Hat tip to Billy Beck for this one...

This is one video I hope goes viral as hell. 75 minutes and worth every second.

Tell ya what...I'd love to examine any scientific explanation as to why this video is wrong--because I don't think it is wrong.

And Billy is exactly right as to why this swindle is in play right now.

It's no accident that at one point in the documentary (43 minutes, 9 seconds), Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, explicitly describes the co-opting of the environmental movement by anti-capitalists, specifically lefties who were kinda adrift in the swamp of Chernobyl, Enver Hoxha and Ceauşescu when their grand Marxist experiments collapsed under the weight of self-inflicted misery.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Paul deLay (1952-2007)

Story here.

Maybe it takes another harmonica player to fully realize just how inventive, how original and how skilled a harmonica player Paul was, and that's beside the fact he was also a great singer, top-notch songwriter and world-class entertainer.

Paul's website here.

Sad day. Damn.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

No minor infractions in Sunriver

Sounds lovely. Here's the headline: "Oregon community reins in its police for minor infractions."

But surely, the town must now descend into an anarchistic hell...