Friday, February 27, 2009

Eight out of ten scientitians agree!

Naturally, now that the Dear Leader reigns triumphant over our land, the politicization of science is over.

Case in point:

The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country's love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions, according to green campaigners. At fault, they say, is the US public's insistence on extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply products when they use the bathroom.

"This is a product that we use for less than three seconds and the ecological consequences of manufacturing it from trees is enormous," said Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defence Council.

"Future generations are going to look at the way we make toilet paper as one of the greatest excesses of our age. Making toilet paper from virgin wood is a lot worse than driving Hummers in terms of global warming pollution."


Allen Hershkowitz's title "senior scientist" certainly does sound authoritative enough.

Come to find out that Hershkowitz PHD was in political economics from CCNY, not exactly the kind of qualifications one would expect to see from a “senior scientist” but naturally that makes him an expert voice for the media.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Alexi Giannoulias for Senate

Thats right, Alexi Giannoulias, that mobbed up little rat fuck is currently being groomed on a Greek Beach by Dick Durban for a senate run in 2010. Why else would he be accompanying Durbin on a security junket.

Aside from the mob ties Giannoulias and his family have been very close allies with the Jacksons both politically and through business dealings.

If he does run for senator, knocking out the increasingly disgraced Roland Burris, there will be more than enough fodder for any election challenge. That is if the Illinois republican party can pull its head out of its ass long enough to win this seat.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Christian Bale on Family Guy

"You are going to owe a fortune to the swear jar".

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Politicization of Intelligence

With ChimpHitler out of office the only context the phrase “Politicization of Intelligence” will be used in will be to describe what happened ion the past.

Like the 2007 NIE determination in Iran’s nuclear program rejecting the idea that Iran was working towards an offensive nuclear capability.

And the reaction to that determination.

From Think Progress


But even with Cheney’s meddling, this NIE makes it clear that there is no imminent danger from Iran’s nuclear program. Newsweek’s Howard Fineman recently reported that the intelligence community is trying to send a message to “slow down what the president, most particularly the vice president” in what they “want to do in Iran.”
The NY Times

A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb.
NPR

A new U.S. intelligence report on Iran says that Tehran may be able to develop a nuclear weapon between 2010 and 2015. But the National Intelligence Estimate finds that Iran halted its nuclear weapons development program in the fall of 2003 due to international pressure — contradicting claims by the Bush administration.
ABC News

In a stunning reversal of Bush administration conventional wisdom, a new assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies concludes Iran shelved its nuclear weapons program over four years ago.
Salon.com

The latest National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear program raises questions once again about the Bush administration's veracity in describing a nuclear threat.
Considering how certain the agencies contributing to the 2007 NIE were and just how despicable the above commenters (and a whole host more) thought that Bush/Cheney’s lies were with respect to the 2007 NIE, this certainly comes as a surprise.


Little more than a year after U.S. spy agencies concluded that Iran had halted work on a nuclear weapon, the Obama administration has made it clear that it believes there is no question that Tehran is seeking the bomb. In his news conference this week, President Obama went so far as to describe Iran's "development of a nuclear weapon" before correcting himself to refer to its "pursuit" of weapons capability.
Obama's nominee to serve as CIA director, Leon E. Panetta, left little doubt about his view last week when he testified on Capitol Hill. "From all the information I've seen," Panetta said, "I think there is no question that they are seeking that capability."
God help these people if Iran gets its hands on a nuclear weapon because they though it was better to score some poltical poitns against the former admisntration than confront a manical Islamic regime hell bent on becoming a nuclear power.

In thier quest to "slow down what the president, most particularly the vice president" they may have ensured a much wider and dealier conflict to come.




Friday, February 13, 2009

From the Up is Down category

Rush Limbaugh spews hate and the Rev Wright was just misunderstood.

What a fucking world we now live in!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

V-GWB Day

I am sure that everyone here just looveess NPR, right? The running joke with my father is that NPR (91.5 in Chicago) is on the far left of the dial for a reason. And as sure of our collective love for NPR as I am, I am equally sure that we all thought their 2008 election coverage was fair and balanced.

That’s why this blog entry from NPR’s former Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but the over the topness of it still made me crack a smile.

When President Obama was finally sworn in, every one in the cinema literally went crazy! One woman just in front of us was weeping and collapsed and had to be carried out.

We cried too and felt as close as we could to the event. We thought of all the people we knew in the US, and all of us who lived through the Bush years. It's not an accurate comparison, but as a recovering historian, I couldn't avoid the thought: is this how people in Europe might have felt at the Liberation in 1945?
Yes, after all, comparing an era in which nearly 100 million people died, another 100 million spend the next 50 years as slaves under the thumb of the Soviet Union and several ethnic and religious minorities were the victims of various acts of attempted genocide is certainly an apt parallel between the 8 years that George W Bush was the president.

There might be something to it …. after all vast swaths of Europe were subjected to tyranny, many more barely dodging the covert Soviet postwar expansion, and a wave of famine did sweep over the continent, so ironically Dvorkin might not be completely off the mark here.

It might behoove us all to remember that Dvorkin is the same pussy who refused to republish the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons asking if NPR would “post racist or anti-Semitic cartoons on its Web site in the name of free speech” and that those who wanted NPR to post the cartoons “want NPR to use the cartoon as a weapon against radical Islam”.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Always remember

Always remember that a Couric is equal to 2.5 lbs of human feces.

Transparency

Then:

End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people's trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public.
and now:

Republicans have caught the Democrats in a midnight “stimulus” power play that seeks to cut Republican conferees out of the House-Senate negotiations to resolve a final version of the Obama “stimulus” package. Staff members from the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) met last night to put together the “stimulus” conference report.

Dont be suprised if the Change.gov webpage disapears.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The perpetual campaign.

Strait from Chicago, where BHO cut his political teeth, this is what a perpetual campaign looks like:



Because after all, how would all that delicious government cheese taste if the unwed/unemployed mother of 6 who is feeding it to her child didn’t know who was paying for it?
BTW, my wife got this from when she was working at an inner city hospital.

What if newspapers didn't exist?

With the piss poor shape that the media now finds itself in (largely of its own making but that’s for another day) TJ Sullivan at the LA Observer asks what things would be like with no press.


It's time to do something drastic.

It's time to do more than join another Facebook pledge group, or promote a campaign like National Buy A Newspaper Day, or to purchase some overpriced t-shirts emblazoned with the message "Save a journalist, buy a newspaper."

Now is the time for newspapers to do something proactive; time for them to demonstrate what life would be like without them.

It's time for every daily newspaper in the United States, in cooperation with the Associated Press, to shut down their free Web sites for one week.

Yes. Shut it down. Blank screen. Nothing.
Heavens no, whatever will we do!

Somehow, I don’t think that TJ really grasps the concept of how the internet works.

Guys like TJ want to save the newspapers for the same reason that tailors rioted and destroyed a factory full of sewing machines in St Etienne in 1838. He is afraid that this mew liberating technology might not turn out to be such a good deal for him in the long run as his current gig is.

Oh, sure TJ loves the fact that unlike 20 years ago, people all over the world now know what he is listening to on his Ipod, or which recent episode of the Daily Show prompted him to paint the sink with his man hose thinking of John Stewart. But just like TJ, every other asshole on the planet has access to the megaphone.

Unlike the old days where TJ and all his peers could count on a comfortable low six figure life inside the media industry, writing the same old cliché filled pieces of left wing gospel, news consumers now find themselves with an explosion of high quality readily accessible information. The best part about this information is that although they are amature writers, they are professional experts.

For example, what would you rather listen to

1. A combat and Special Forces veteran write about Iraq or a graduate of Smith College/Columbia write about Iraq?

2. A retired nuclear engineer with 40 years in the business write about nuclear power or a comparative literature major from Brown write about nuclear power?

3. A CPA write about Sarbanes Oxley and what it means or a reporter who 6 weeks ago was doing the police beat write about Sarbanes Oxley?

And its not to take away from what they do; good writing and how one conveys thoughts and ideas is just as important a skill, but it seems that they are far more common in the MSM than real honest to goodness expert in the fields.

Its cute that he mentioned Thomas Jefferson as many times in the article as he did. Cute because I don’t think that Jefferson would be to thrilled with the post-modern crypto collectivism and rampant identity politics that passes for journalistic excellence these days and especially super duper cute considering this quote from Jefferson


The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
-Thomas Jefferson
But here’s another thought to ponder, especially for that most noble of creatures: the jet setting, eco-friendly, hypocritical, literati/glitterati set: what could we do without more for a week, coal fired power plants or newspapers?

YOU make the call.

Another Brick The Wall

Chicago methods of teacher student discipline to be exported from Chicago to DOE under Arnie Duncan.


Hundreds of students have allegedly been beaten by teachers, coaches and staff at Chicago Public Schools. 2 Investigator Dave Savini continues his ongoing investigation involving the illegal use corporal punishment.

Treveon Martin, 10, is afraid of a teacher at his school.

"I've seen him hit five of them in the classroom," Martin said.
Which brought this to mind this.



Seriously though, I know a few CPS teachers and if anything, they need to be allowed to beat those little shits a bit more often.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Stimulus

Will it pass or will it fail? I don’t know .... it looks like what’s currently in the pipeline seems to be too big a piece of shit for even Susan Collins to vote for.

It is cute to see the left in an all out meltdown throwing tantrum after tantrum because those nasty “obstructionists” are getting in the way of the Obamessiah’s master plan.

Oh well.

Its like I said before, nothing I have seen from either group addresses what’s really wrong with the US economy; namely we consume more than we produce and until that’s dealt with, any fix will be a short term fix. We are in a period that is more of a correction rather than a recession.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Janeys Got a Blog

That would be Jane Fonda, everone's favorite treasonsous cunt.



Dont bother with the comments, the sight is heavily moderated.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Best Quote Ever

Over at Powerline

There are two kinds of people in the electorate: 1. People who remember how horrible the Jimmy Carter years were. 2. People who are about to find out.

Conventional Wisdom

Newsweek has long had a crush on our newly Coronated Dear Leader. Since the early days in his campaign and all the way through the election they turned into an undeclared lobbying agent for the Obama campaign, so I am not surprised that Newsweek's Conventional Wisdom Corner has always had an up arrow for the Dear Leader, but even this week?

Obama
Slams Wall St. bonus babies, relaxes dress code, and revives WH cocktail party. Cool.
His HHS nomineee withdraws and his "chief performance officer" both go down in flames because they are tax cheats, longtime politcal ally (recently thrown under the bus) Blagojevich is impeached, the "bipartisan" stimulus package is passed on a 100% party line vote in the House and lacks enough votes in the senate to pass it, the plan to send another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan hits a snag as NATO's land supply lines have been halted after an attack on a road in the Khyber Pass and Kyrgyzstan threatens to close a strategic resupply airbase, European leaders throw a tantrum over the Buy American clause in the stimulus bill, Iran launches satellite atop its newest ICBM .. and this is a good week for the administration?

I wonder what would constitute a bad week for Obama ... seriously would he have to get fucked by a uncorn or something?