Monday, March 27, 2006

Leprechaun sighting!

In Mobile, a leprechaun has been sighted in a tree. Either that, or it's some crackhead got a hold to the wrong stuff. "This guy" is just there to help out. The amatuer composite sketch is, well, you just have to see it. TV news at its finest! Who else see the leprechaun say yeah!

Thanks to the Joel.

Friday, March 24, 2006

The schadenfreude is overpowering


Duke loses to LSU. Go ahead, JJ! Cry like a big f&^%in' baby!! It just makes it better for the rest of us!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Excellent video

Hey man, watch this. Cannonball!!!!

Yikes!

The New York Times gets worked over on its reporting on budgets, taxes, etc. Ouch ouch ouch. With "news" like this, who needs propoganda?

I like the part about the "acid food"

These are the best translations I have ever seen. Dim Sum, anyone?

More news from Turkmenistan!


Regular readers will recall Tannerball's fascination with the leader of Turkmenstan. Well, he's at it again.
Turkmenistan's president-for-life Saparmurat Niyazov announced on state television that anyone reading his philosophical work three times would be assured a place in heaven.

"Anyone who reads the Rukhnama three times will find spiritual wealth, will become more intelligent, will recognise the divine being and will go straight to heaven," Niyazov said Monday.
This dude is way cool.

Go to the bar, but don't get drunk, for we shall smite thee!

Via Ace of Spades, we learn that Texas authorities are taking things to a whole new level:
Check this out:

"Going to a bar is not an opportunity to go get drunk," TABC Capt. David Alexander said. "It's to have a good time but not to get drunk."

He also added that a visit to Popeye's was "not an opportunity to eat fried chicken. It's to have a good time, but not to eat fried chicken."
What's next? Christ:
At one location, for example, agents and police arrested patrons of a hotel bar. Some of the suspects said they were registered at the hotel and had no intention of driving. Arresting authorities said the patrons were a danger to themselves and others.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Yale, my alma mater

has admitted a former spokesman for the Taliban (yes, the Taliban that blew up statutes, stoned women for adultery, and tossed homosexuals off very high walls) to its ranks of students. Reaction? Typical. And understandable. Read this:
In a letter to the News, Eric Knibbs GRD '10 wrote, "I was not aware that ideology could disqualify a Yale applicant" ("Students' ideologies should not play role in admissions decisions," 2/28). I believe it should not. But an applicant's employment as an agent for a declared enemy of the United States that abetted a terrorist attack that took the lives of some 3,000 civilians is another matter.

The administration believes Yale is lucky to have Hashemi. According to the New York Times, Yale had "another foreigner of Rahmatullah's caliber apply for special-student status." Said former Dean of Admissions Richard Shaw, "We lost him to Harvard. I don't want that to happen again." Who was the applicant? A member of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath party? A protege of Robert Mugabe's?

Don't expect a word of protest from our feminist and gay groups, who now have in their midst a live remnant of one of the most misogynistic and homophobic regimes ever. They're busy hunting bogeymen like frat parties and single-sex bathrooms. The answer Hashemi gave five years ago when asked about the lack of women's rights in Afghanistan, "American women don't have the right not to find images of themselves in swimsuits on the side of a bus," is the sort of sophistry likely to curry favor among Yale's feminist activists, who make every effort to paint American society as chauvinistic while refraining from criticizing non-Western cultures. To do so would be "cultural imperialism," and we cannot have that at an enlightened place like Yale.
I imagine if my college application said "I have participated in the oppression of women, gays, and non-Christians, all in an effort to make my government look better in the eyes of the world," that I would not have been accepted. No matter what my scores. And this guy never gradutated high school!

As I have said before, Good Lord.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Cause of death?

Slobodan Milosovich is dead. Reported cause of death? Heart condition. Actual cause of death? Has to be boredom:
Milosevic has been on trial since February 2002, defending himself against 66 counts of crimes, including genocide, in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo.
Four years of trial?

Friday, March 10, 2006

Even a blind pig

finds an acorn once in a while. I ordinarily think that David Ignatius is, as I have previously put it, "startlingly stupid," but this piece seems right on.
I suspect America will pay a steep price for Congress's rejection of this deal. It sent a message that for all the U.S. rhetoric about free trade and partnerships with allies, America is basically hostile to Arab investment. And it shouldn't be surprising if Arab investors respond in kind. One could blame it all on craven members of Congress, if the opinion polls didn't show that Americans are overwhelmingly against the deal -- and suspicious of Muslims in general. Those poll numbers tell us that America hasn't gotten over Sept. 11, 2001. If anything, Iraq has deepened the country's anxiety, introspection and foreboding.
The Dubai ports deal was one where it always seemed that the politicos decided this would be great to beat on Bush. Not only was the rhetoric overheated, it was misleading and, in a lot of instances, downright untrue. The main reason, in my view, that the deal was viewed so negatively was that most of those polled had no idea what the terms of the deal actually were, or the practicalities of port management/ownership vs. security. Even though I am no big fan of undemocratic regimes run by kings and sultans, UAE does seem to have been making an effort to assist the West in dealing with terrorism, al Qaeda, etc.

What are we doing to ourselves?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Scary

And I mean scary. And we are over here worrying about teaching evolution vs. "intelligent design." Good Lord.

Via the Corner.

Well, she's doing something positive


Sharon Stone will probably get a alot of shit for saying that she'd kiss anybody for peace in the middle east, but she is out there tryin'. Good for her.
Noting it was International Women's Day, Stone suggested that more women become involved in the male-dominated world of Mideast peace talks. Women consider thoughts and feelings more than men, she said.
"I think (men and women) need to be a team. We were meant to be a team," she said.
During her visit, Stone planned to play soccer with a mixed group of Israeli and Palestinian children, visit Israeli hospitals that care for Palestinian children and celebrate her 48th birthday Friday with a gala to raise funds for children's educational and health projects.
We were meant to be a team, dammit!

Ain't this some s&*t?

So, Iran threatens the US with "harm and pain", so Isreal says we will take care of business if the UN won't. I am betting on Isreal over the UN. Odds: 300000000000000-1.

Girls shouldn't go wild on Spring Break

From the Chief Brief, we learn the following from a prominent study: "The American Medical Association is warning girls not to go wild during spring break."

Prediction--this won't work

I mean, really, whose idea was this?
Mexico is deploying an army of inflatable sex dolls dressed as office executives in a head-turning publicity campaign against workplace harassment of women in the famously macho country.

Timed to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday, the advertisements show sex dolls with staring eyes and gaping red mouths dressed in suits and sitting at computers.
This is how to combat this problem? Just askin'.

I know it's been a long time since I rapped at ya. . .

but this was too good to pass up. Too much of a good thing? That many dirty phone calls does, in fact, qualify one for jail.