Thursday, March 29, 2007

You people voted for these folks

And now, Nancy Pelosi is large and in charge. And, incredibly, blocking the passage of a bill that condemns Iran for taking British hostages and expresses support for our closest and dearest ally. WTF is the matter with these Democrats?
A Republican Congressional staffer writes:
It is simply staggering to me that Pelosi refuses to stand beside America's closest ally. I literally would not have thought this possible, until I saw it this week.
Staggering, indeed. We'll see what happens this afternoon.
It's these types of self-inflicted wounds that should, if the world were fair, end political careers. Trent Lott, idiot that he is, got pilloried for making a stupid comment about a friend of his that came off racist--he lost his job as Senate Majority Leader. Nancy Pelosi will, most likely, suffer no blowback for this except in the blogosphere--in fact, she probably will get accolades for being "courageous" or some such nonsense. I wonder why that is?

UPDATE: More of the same shit.

I love Youtube -- FUGAZI!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Legos, apparently, are unfair and capitalist-meritocratic tools of the oppressors of all society!!!

Good god in heaven. What is happening in Seatlle?
At Hilltop, however, the teachers strive to make them different. “We recognized that children are political beings, actively shaping their social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity,” write Pelo and Pelojoaquin. “We agreed that we want to take part in shaping the children’s understandings from a perspective of social justice. So we decided to take the Legos out of the classroom.”

The root cause of Hilltop’s Lego problem was that, well, the kids were being kids: There were disputes over “cool pieces,” instances of bigger kids bossing around little ones, and so on.

An ordinary person might recognize this as child’s play. But the social theorists at Hilltop saw something else: “The children were building their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys — assumptions that mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society — a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive.”
Fortunately, after educating the children on the positive good of "collective action" as opposed to the absolute negative of capitalistic self-reliance, the teachers were able to permit Legos in the class again. Subject, of course, to certain limitations:
After “months of social justice exploration,” the teachers finally agreed it was time to return the Legos to the classroom. That’s because the children at last had bought into the concept that “collectivity is a good thing.” And in Hilltop’s new Lego regime, there would be three immutable laws:

--All structures are public structures. Everyone can use all the Lego structures. But only the builder or people who have her or his permission are allowed to change a structure.

--Lego people can be saved only by a “team” of kids, not by individuals.

--All structures will be standard sizes.

You can almost feel the liberating spirit of that last rule. All structures will be standard sizes? At Hilltop Children’s Center, all imaginations will be a standard size as well: small.
If you think this is a parody, it's not. It's for real. Of course, we all should know that banning Legos is a way to promote "social justice." "Social justice," of course, is making certain that creative and individualistic kids are not permitted to exhibit any creativity or individualism, because that perpetuates the evil inequities of capitalism. This same capitalism oppresses everyone by making them wealthy enough to go to college. Where they learn this crap.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Tannerball banned in China!

No Tannerball in China!! That is way cool. It must be the news about choppin' and fryin' husbands.


This is not Jim Beam talking....

Although he's on board. I was just watching Saturday Night Live, and I have to say that Amy Poeler is totally hot. I mean really hot.

And she's right about the weed.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Botox and booze. Sweet--


You want fries with that?

Well, I'll be damned:
A Brazilian housewife was convicted and sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for killing her husband, chopping his body into small pieces and frying it. Rosanita Nery dos Santos, 52, drugged her husband in his sleep, then stabbed him to death two years ago in Salvador, about 900 miles northeast of Sao Paulo, said police spokesman Idmar Bonfim.

She then hacked Jose Raimundo Soares dos Santos' body into more than 100 pieces, which she boiled and fried before hiding in plastic bags beneath a staircase in her house, Bonfim said. He said police discovered the body parts after receiving an anonymous phone call.


Santos denied killing her husband but said she chopped up his body, Bonfim said.

"She claims masked assailants entered her house, killed her husband and then forced her to cut up the body and fry it because that would prevent the stench of a decomposing body from alerting neighbors," he said.
Wow. She really hated his ass.

Zen and the Art of complete self-centeredness.

We here at Tannerball don't care for the new "Yoga culture", prominent around the 'ville, and here's why.
It all adds up to what a friend recently called the "hostile New Age takeover of yoga." "New Age" culture being those scented-candle shrines to self-worship, the love-oneself lit of The Secret, the "applied kinesiology"-type medical and metaphysical quackery used to support a vast array of alternative-this or alternative-that magical-thinking workshops and spa weekends. At its best, it's harmless mental self-massage. At its worst, it's the kind of thinking that blames cancer victims for their disease because they didn't "manifest" enough positive vibes.
One "manifestation" of this takeover is the shameless enlistment of yoga and elevated Eastern yogic philosophy for shamelessly material Western goals. Rather than an alternative, it's become an enabler. "Power yoga"! Yoga for success! Yoga for regime change! (Kidding.)


Thus, we get the classic Western women's magazine "relationship story" translated into Eastern yoga-speak. Indeed they give it prominent placement in the issue and subject their readers to the endless New Age clich├ęs of pablum-dispensing yoga-wisdom "experts" who further encourage the hapless writer not to move on but to dwell endlessly, excruciatingly, on the microanalysis of the situation.
Instead of counseling her just to leave the poor guy alone, they direct her to dwell on her need to forgive herself: Some "research associate" at Stanford tells her "when people can't forgive, their stress levels increase which can contribute to cardiovascular problems."

Read the whole thing -- it's funny because it's true. Via Ace of Spades.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Maurice Monkee is a gay macaque

This website was created by a woman who has had turkish coffee with Osama bin Laden (years ago), and she says "I know he's bad and all, but I've got to say, he is sexy as all get out." Really. I am completely serious.

Monday, March 12, 2007

There. It's funny because it's true.

I want my SOB!
A great many of us seem to have had enough of the softer, feminized, kumbaya approach to matters both domestic and foreign. Our well-intentioned efforts to do good in various spheres — to Arabs (Operation Iraqi Freedom), to unacademic kids (No Child Left Behind), to poor Central Americans (you’re not “illegal,” only “undocumented”!) — have left us with a bunch of messes to be cleaned up. While we get down to it with the mops and shovels, perhaps we’d prefer to have the federal power in the hands of a person who fits the self-description offered in the USMC version of the 23rd Psalm:

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil:
For I am the meanest SOB in the valley.
RUDY 2008 -- "The notion of our president treating Osama bin Laden the way Rudy has treated his wives has a lot of appeal."

**sorry for the bad Dire Straights thing.**

Friday, March 09, 2007

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Nights like these. . .

Sample some Lucero live (bootleg):

See what I'm talking about? The beer tastes like blood!

And try out this one:

Here you go, sir. Your liver and part of a head.

"My husband started to unwrap one and said, 'This is strange, it looks like a liver,'" Ludivine Larmande said. "He started the second one, but stopped as soon as we saw the ear.

"Something wasn't right. It was scary, and I'm glad I didn't open them."

The ninja has another omnibus.

Enjoy! He looks forward to killing you later.