Saturday, May 02, 2009

Around the Moronosphere in 60 Minutes 5/2/09

First - The original Kuru Lounge. The lounge of Branch Medical Clinic McMurdo Station Antarctica. It's a long (and relatively stupid) story and someday I will tell it again.

Second - All my traffic is still coming from google searches for Sarah Palin Sex Video, Jana Defi and Ewa Sonnet so I am obligated to mention them again. Thanks Ladies.

Third - RS McCain was complaining about a lack of link love the other day. (specifically regarding the Carrie Prejean fake boob scandal. Well I was watching the Weds. night Red Eye episode and Andy Levy specifically mentioned him for bring important facts to light.)

Now down to the important work of stealing other blogs content and passing it off as my own.

D=S - Olivia Munn in The Adventures of Girlverene - Anything with Olivia Munn in it is worth at least one look

Also - Bringing the Best and Brightest into the Classroom » The Foundry - Derrell Bradford of Excellent Education for Everyone highlights a disturbing finding from the New Jersey Department of Education at—a majority of NJ students who failed the high school exit exam (described by state education commission as “middle school level”) had apparently taken and passed courses in Geometry, Algebra I and II, and Biology. This is evidence of rampant social promotion.

Is it any wonder that the teachers unions oppose mandatory testing

Doubleplusundead - Heads Exploding at MIT - This isn't the first time that the Dalai Lama has made this statement. We talked about it back in January also. I think it was Instapundit that pointed out that respect for George W. Bush is proportional to actual experience with Tyranny.

Instapundit - THE EXAMINER: President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Others Owe 1.2 Million Tea Party Patriots Apology. - "Among the political class it has apparently become acceptable, and even fashionable, for American politicians from the President on down to mock the citizens they represent.

In a development that can only further denigrate the discourse necessary to any effective democracy, politicians and the "serious" news media are now mocking citizens regularly and with impunity.

Supported by mainstream journalists on MSNBC and CNN who themselves use sexual slurs on national television to mock and attack the same citizens, the politicians openly demonstrate their feelings of superiority in regard to those they were elected to represent. They now candidly express their disdain for a significant portion of the American population without threat of reprisal by the mainstream media."

I knew this would happen the joke linking Tea Party and Tea Bagging was just too obvious. At least someone is now standing up and complaining about this but it's about 2 weeks too late. The very first time it happened a representative of the Tea Party movement should have looked at the anchor person and said "You know that's offensive how about I call you cocksucker or whore for the rest of the interview" That probably would have put a stop to it."

Just One Minute - How Much Harder - "The LA Times picks up on an a widely-unremarked statement by Barack Obama at his press conference when he admitted that "it may be harder" to get information [without using enhanced interrogation techniques]: (...)

Oh, well - releasing the OLC memos and (temporarily) banning the enhanced techniques provided a great feel-good moment for Obama and the left."

Hot Air - Gitmo looking better all the time - "three months later, the Obama administration can’t find nations willing to accept murderous, lunatic terrorists as guests, and suddenly those military tribunals look pretty good:"

Becky - Victim of liberal orthodoxy or Google censorship? - I don't think Google was actively looking to shut her down. Becky thinks it is someone she offended with an anti-Obama post.

Other Stuff:

Mail Online - Anne Hathaway dazzles at a Cartier party in an amazingly short dress - Her ass cheeks aren't hanging out so the dress isn't that short, but Anne Hathaway is insanely good looking.

NY Times - Military Commissions for trying Gitmo inmates make a comeback - “The more they look at it,” said one official, “the more commissions don’t look as bad as they did on Jan. 20.”

More Hope and Change from President Obama. At this rate George W. Bush won't have to do any work to rehabilitate his legacy. the Obama administration is doing it for him.

BBC - Awwww, the Russian Army isn't getting it's new uniforms - A plan to replace Soviet-era Russian military uniforms with ones by a leading fashion designer has been abandoned because of a lack of money. (...)

The new designs for the army uniforms come from Russia's leading fashion designer, Valentin Yudashkin.

They build on the uniforms of imperial Russia, with strong emphasis on red and blue colours, together with polished brass adornments for parade dress.

Because an Imperial Russia is what we all really want

CNN - GOP begins image makeover - Hey you can polish a turd and call it gold and it's still a turd. Until we get a real platform with real leadership we are screwed.

Yahoo - Al-Qaida used Hotmail, simple codes in planning - WASHINGTON – In the days following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, alleged al-Qaida operations mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed intended to use his free Hotmail account to direct a U.S.-based operative to carry out an attack, according to a guilty plea agreement filed by Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri in federal court.

The document shows how al-Qaida, at least in 2001, embraced prosaic technologies like pre-paid calling cards, public phones, computer search engines and simplistic codes to communicate, plan and carry out its operations.

Well no one accused these guys of being dumb

Porn star launches Senate listening tour
- Sure, it may be a publicity stunt – but if so it's working.

Next week, porn star Stormy Daniels launches her "Listening Tour" across Louisiana. The star of such films as "Operation Desert Stormy" will appear in Baton Rouge on Tuesday and New Orleans on Wednesday in order to "meet with Louisiana men and women and listen to the issues and concerns they struggle with everyday" and gauge a potential run against Sen. David Vitter (R.).


Analysis: New justice may re-ignite social issues - the process to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter could pump new oxygen into national debates over abortion, immigration, minority rights, limits to privacy and other matters that often animate large grassroots organizations, which have been comparatively quiet in recent months.

I would say it is an open question which side this benefits, but if the GOP plays it's cards right it might be able to get some revitalization out of this

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