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:: Monday, July 31, 2006 ::

If it's not Qana, it's Gitmo.
Or cartoons or pop singers. Or filmmakers.
Or books. Or more books.
Or beauty pageants and bikinis.
Or American fast-food joints.
Or Valentine's Day.
Or playing cards.
Or Piglet.
Or soccer.
Or South Park.

There's always something burning with the jihadi members of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage. It's time to see through the smokescreen.

:: Max 1:52 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, July 29, 2006 ::
Walmart pulling out of Germany because...

:: Max 10:30 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 28, 2006 ::
This is rich: "U.N. Human Rights Committee: U.S. Must Better Protect Poor, Blacks". Well, maybe they're right. Next time a big hurricane smashes into the delta, Bush should just ask Koffi to send in the blue-helmuted UN 'Peacekeepers', they do such wonderful humanitarian work. Talk about hubris.

:: Max 2:53 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, July 27, 2006 ::
"An unscientific poll of posters at a Democratic Underground discussion board yields a result that maybe isn't so surprising: 72% of those responding say they are "dealing with severe mental illness in their home." Based on the URL, this appears to be genuine, not a spoof."

72% DUers experiencing "severe mental illness"? Good news. Not as bad as I would have thought.

:: Max 10:14 PM [+] ::
No, you Zionist pig; the UN is just a neutral observer. Now way the UN would ever enter the fray - it's a lie. It's simply not true the UN would ferry Hizballah fighters in and out of the battle zone in UN marked ambulances...

:: Max 4:58 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 ::
Kofi Annan is just a very small, impotent bureaucrat; par for the course for the clownish, incompetant United Nations:

"Twenty-nine years later, the only goal that UNIFIL has achieved is the first, the verification of Israel’s complete withdrawal from Lebanon.

"When Israeli forces completed their pullout from Lebanon in early 2000, Foreign Minister David Levy reminded Annan that it was now up to Lebanon, in collaboration with UNIFIL, to live up to their obligations to deploy the Lebanese army in the south and to secure its border. That the present conflict is occurring is proof positive of the failure of the Lebanese government and of UNIFIL to even attempt to fulfill these obligations. The arsenal and forces that Hezbollah has amassed on Israel’s northern frontier were assembled under the eyes of UNIFIL. In fact, accusing the U.N. troops of “failure” would be inaccurate; “enabler” might be a more apt description."

If the current situation in the Middle East weren't so tragic it would be comical. Koffi Annan is a venal grifter whose cushy lifestyle is subsidized almost entirely by the American taxpayer - in conjunction with - bloody petro-dollars. The man is a disgrace and a common, garden variety hoodlum.

:: Max 11:17 PM [+] ::
Lou Minatti's property taxes are delinquent. Spread the word.

:: Max 2:35 PM [+] ::
MSM asleep at the wheel again.

"I attended a talk this evening by my friend Cliff May of the esteemed Foundation for the Defense of Democracy , also attended by several Christian Lebanese. They were quite outspoken during the question period about those "civilians," implying that in their experience they were virtually all Hezbollah people or their allies, not innocent at all. Those Chrsitian Lebanese seemed quite knowledgable about the subject and the terrain - far more so than any of our MSM reporters. I took their cards and am going to try to get a hold of them tomorrow for a podcast with Pajamas Media/Politics Central. If our MSM doesn't want to find out what's happening, we're just going to have to do it ourselves (and with original sources, not anonymous ones)."

-Roger L. Simon

:: Max 2:29 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 ::
Streisand AWOL: On a whim I just dropped in to see what the liberal chirp had to say about recent geopolitical events and discovered she hasn't posted to her "truth alerts" blog since April! Whattsamatta Babs, your silence is deafening.

:: Max 10:31 PM [+] ::
Roger L. Simon connects us to The Lebanese Bloggers. Go there.

:: Max 10:15 PM [+] ::
"Fouad Ajami described the function of Lebanon -- at least from Hassan Nasrallah's point of view -- as an arena in which to act out the geopolitical and religious rivalries of the region. Nasrallah had a choice between being Lebanese and being an agent of Iran. He chose to be an agent of Iran. And in order to prosper as an agent of Iran, he needed a country in chaos ".


I hesitate to overanalyze this shit but Wretchard has no such retisence. To those who spend their short lives attempting to attach rationality or intelligence to this tragic-comical geopolitical 'situation', current events are a watershed. To me, it's just a deadly farce. Face it. The radicalized 'religion' of Islam needs wholesale reformation. Without it, no amount of political analysis or dialogue will change the status quo. Without the reformation of Islam, I'll go to my grave with this ridiculous mouse-frog battle raging in the background. Tragic, unessesary, foolish, wastefull, ignorant and unending [dang, sounds alot like Liberalism to me -ed.].

:: Max 9:29 PM [+] ::
"The Jefferson-Joe Wilson Connection" how lovely.

:: Max 9:01 PM [+] ::
Why I love the blogosphere reason number 2,678,987

The Big Pharaoh has been keeping tabs on Lebanese chat forums and explains the Dichotomy of Lebanese Society. Interesting.

:: Max 2:57 PM [+] ::
"For many reasons we know - Oil for Food, pathetic inaction on Darfur, the Durban Festival of Racism, "peacekeeping" sex scandals, persistent bias in favor of fascist states, etc., ad nauseum - the United Nations has fallen deeper and deeper into disrepute. Now - for those same reasons I imagine - Israel has indicated that if peacekeepers are to be installed on their Lebanese border, they must come from NATO, not the UN. Who can blame the Israelis? The last time UN troops were on their Lebanese border, they were all but accomplices to Hezbollah. If NATO does end up doing this job, it will be another - and especially withering - nail in the United Nations' coffin, driving the organization further into irrelevance. Perhaps we should call the UN Kofi's Koffin because - although others may have created the original conditions - he, more than anyone, allowed this to happen, a destroyer of dreams."

-Roger L. Simon

:: Max 2:56 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, July 24, 2006 ::
"What The American Left Really Thinks About Israel: Tom Hyaden Explains It All For You"

:: Max 5:08 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, July 23, 2006 ::
Holy, er, Moses. Air America founder and hyper Moonbat Sheldon Drobny blames - you guessed it - KKKarl Rove for unleashing the rampant anti-semitism posted on liberal blogs. This is just astoundingly retarded even for libs but par for the course for the "Progressive" bloggosphere lately. Slap me on da ass momma, this can't be really happening, can it? Of course it can.

:: Max 9:01 PM [+] ::
Chiraq is the newest recipient of a wierd Ahmadinejad letter. I figure these letters to various world leaders serve as a cryptic warning of some kind; he's probably got his hands on some WMD's - biological or nuclear - and is planning on using them. He's been hangin' out with Kim Jong Il; who knows what Mr. Ronery's selling him. One thing's for sure; these guys have been watching way too many James Bond movies. Well, and then there's this:
"I invite the faithful to wait for good news,...We shall soon witness the elimination of the Zionist stain of shame."

-Mahmoud Ahmedinejad

How theatrical. I'm on needles and pins. Can't wait to see what eeevil scheme Dr. Ahmedinejad has in store for the infidels. Yep, can't wait.

More: Hizballah representative Hossein Safiadeen is on the same bandwidth as Ahmedinejad; Genocide:
"We are going to make Israel not safe for Israelis. There will be no place they are safe...You will see a new Middle East in the way of Hizbullah and Islam, not in the way of Rice and Israel."

:: Max 7:25 PM [+] ::
Don't know if this is for real or not. Looks like a raw, computer-generated translation of a letter purported to be from Hassan Nasrallah to Bashir Assad via Homelandsecurity.net. Seems plausible given the lack of support Nasrallah's getting from his Arab/Persian buddies. If it's genuine, Hizballah is on the ropes.

:: Max 5:37 PM [+] ::
"So wait - if Lebanese troops join the fight by defending Hizbullah (and wasn't the Lebanese story up until now that they couldn't control Hizbullah in southern Lebanon?), does this not mean that the Lebanese government will have in fact allied themselves with the aggressors in this war? And if that's the case, isn't it Israel's duty, given this bit of refreshing clarity, to defeat those members of the Lebanese army who would stand with Hizbullah?

Oh. And is there no one in that region who isn't absolutely insane with Jew hatred?"

-Jeff Goldstein

:: Max 12:29 PM [+] ::
"Maybe we should exchange Kofi for the kidnapped Israelis. He can spend the rest of his life trying to get his fancy suits dry-cleaned in a Palestinian refugee camp."

- Roger L. Simon

:: Max 12:15 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, July 22, 2006 ::
Death Wish

Charles Johnson over at LGF has posted a link to gruesome images of death Lebanese "civil service workers" staged with a complicit United Nations. Johnson warns us not to click the link unless we have very strong stomachs and he's right; they're horrific images of dead humans torn asunder by the IDF war machine. However, I believe this obvious ploy by the UN and Hizballah to turn public opinion against the war [and Isreal and the US] will backfire for the simple reason everybody knows Hizballah, in collusion with Iran and Syria pulled the trigger on this nightmare and it is their sole responsibility for the dead humans they so gruesomly pose before the propagandistic media. Further, it's no secret the macho "Army of G-d" hides behind women and children while launching their primitive rockets into Israel guaranteeing high civilian casualties - on both sides of the battle line - how brave these soldiers of G-d! Only the irrational or uninformed viewer will blame these deaths on Israel when blame rests so squarely on the shoulders of the brain-washed, racist, "warriors" of the "religion of peace".

It's true; fanatical Muslims have stated time and again they prefer death to life and these images serve only to reinforce their psycopathic world view. This is Hizallah's trade and profession, their comical, futile, grotesque fantasy of world domination; indescriminate slaughter of innocent human beings.

:: Max 12:03 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 21, 2006 ::
This is going to happen in my lifetime and, frankly, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of venal petrocrats. [I knew an enterprising American would come up with this - sad to think what Muslims could do for humanity if they didn't spend most of their waking hours teaching their children to hate Jooz.]

:: Max 12:37 PM [+] ::
Cynthia McKinney Update

"McKinney missed 19 votes over four days on the House floor, including an attempted override of President Bush's veto of a bill dealing with embryonic stem cell research, a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and a bill designed to prevent federal courts from ruling on the constitutionality of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

"The Georgia Democrat has missed nearly 11 percent of the 393 recorded votes in the U.S. House so far in 2006."

This woman is an embarrasment but she serves as an ongoing architype of Democrat governance; she's incompetant. [not that I'm concerned she's AWOL - quite to the contrary - ed.]

:: Max 11:53 AM [+] ::
George Harleigh; Invisible Man

Now you see it, now you don't. Scrubbing Google, it's so, er, progressive.

:: Max 11:16 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, July 20, 2006 ::
The silence is deafening: Lib bloggers go dark on Isreali/Hizballah conflict.

:: Max 9:43 PM [+] ::
This is either a.) Why they want to kill us, or b.) another dark, Rovian psyops to corrupt Muslim youths. You decide.

:: Max 8:26 PM [+] ::
Shock headline at LGF: Pentagon OKs $6B in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Then this from Republic in the comments section:
Would it be better if the Saudi's bought military equipment from say, China, N Korea, or Russia?

Chavez has been buying arms, jets, other military equipment from Russia, N Korea, etc, for a while now.

I would be seriously concerned if Saudi were buying military equipment from anyone other than the USA.

So, is it not better for the Saudi's to buy the military equipment from America, than other countries such as China, N Korea or Russia.

I understand that there may be an element of danger in selling military equipment to the Saudi's, but wouldn't there be a tenfold danger in China, N Korea, or Russia selling them equipment.

Just my thought.

I think Mr. Republic is about right although who's to say the Saudis are NOT buying stuff from China, N Korea, Russia. Just my thought.

More: Also found in the comments section Luigi links to this:
WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Foreign fighters and insurgents are moving into Baghdad "for an all-out assault" on the city, a top U.S. general warned Thursday.

This development would not surprise me. Messrs. Assad, Ahmedinijad, & Nassarallah (et. al.) appear to have a wider battle plan. Hope the DOD does too. [interesting what you find in the comments section of the master bloggers - ed.]

:: Max 7:46 PM [+] ::
Bush approval numbers on rise after dropping the "S" bomb. In a sorta related development, Dem sugar-daddy George Soros bails out Air America with a cash infusion to keep the failing lib snoozer talker afloat. [kinda like failed Government programs, AA never gets any better, just more expensive]

:: Max 5:32 PM [+] ::
News Junkie Tip: Don't forget to drop in on DEBKAfile and for balance, the Lebanese Blogger Forum.

:: Max 5:25 PM [+] ::
"Although to be honest, I've been searching my Bible all morning (which is no easy feat, mind you, because that means I have to remove it from it's heavy glass encasement and untether the golden ribbon I use to keep it fastened so that its words don't illuminate the entire house in a blinding light that would almost certainly fuck up the kid's nap) and I can't find the bit where Christ counseled his flock against using earthy colloquialisms in conversations with other adults. But that's on me, most likely. I'm a shoddy Biblical scholar. On the plus side, though, my ignorance gives me the excuse I was looking for to rewatch The Passion of the Christ in High Def. So, silver linings and all that."

-Jeff Goldstein

I still can't believe Bush said the "S" word. Horrors.

:: Max 7:38 AM [+] ::
Ironically, Minutemen program rocked by apparent accounting scandal. Way to go guys.

:: Max 7:26 AM [+] ::
The U.N. doing what it does best: graft and corruption.

:: Max 7:21 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 ::
Yikes. Atlas got her freak on [Hey, I'm down wit it].

:: Max 11:14 PM [+] ::
The Chinese, they're so, well, creative...

Via SDA.

:: Max 11:01 PM [+] ::
Light at the end of the tunnel or oncomming train; you decide.

:: Max 10:57 PM [+] ::
"what we want from you" Quite a lot actually.

:: Max 10:54 PM [+] ::
Bush to address NAACP (!?) via Captain Ed.

:: Max 10:37 PM [+] ::
Go to this link "with suitable Fisk speed"...

:: Max 8:25 PM [+] ::
The black flag of Islam flying over the White House is a religious fantasy so utterly outlandish that only a severely brain-washed muslim could seriously entertain it. Some people actually believe this is a possibility folks.

:: Max 5:17 PM [+] ::
"Securitate adopted STASI's tactics and recruited children as young as 12!! Those children had to inform Securitate about the discussions of their parents, relatives, and teachers - whether they listen to Free Europe radio, or if they say jokes with political connotations, etc.

"They had to sign an assignment of support for Securitate promising to "prevent, reach and sack crimes against state security" and "fight any manifestations harming the interests of our Socialist order".

I got yer socialist utopia right here.

:: Max 5:11 PM [+] ::
Dang. Nice time to get a "real" job Michael.

:: Max 5:08 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 ::
Boycott Hizballah? You can, really. You can.

:: Max 9:27 PM [+] ::
Shiver me timbers...

:: Max 9:20 PM [+] ::
"The Olmert government is eagerly exploiting this leisurely international climate to smash as much of Hizballah's terror machine as he can before Washington holds up a stop sign. Monday, July 17, a clutch of would-be ceasefire brokers descended on Beirut and Jerusalem. None came with Bush's nod, so they will not get very far."

"leisurely international climate" = Kill as many of the psychotic bastards you can; you got one week.

:: Max 8:56 PM [+] ::
"It doesn't matter what your politics are, anyone who was genuine would appreciate the effort of one little man from Kabul spending a year of his life hand knotting this rug. I was told it was really a gift to the people of the United States from the people of Afghanistan for assisting in the stabilization of the region. It was a labor of love and is a gift from the heart."

Amazing, via Tim Blair

:: Max 5:21 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, July 17, 2006 ::
The Singularity - It's Here!

Living proof citizen journalism has reached it's penultimate ideal. A veritable synergistic conflation of high-tech electronic hardware and software coupled with the most complicated structure in the universe - the human mind - enabling a highly distributed form of instantaneous visual and audible [yet highly personal] human inter-communication spanning the planet at the speed of light.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Dio the Vlogging Moonbat.

Thanks Jeff Goldstein.

Hey, maybe MSM should give him a seat at the BIG table. Bet he'd beat Olbermann.

:: Max 10:52 PM [+] ::
Here's the whole deal in a nutshell via Imshin.

:: Max 6:39 PM [+] ::
Poor Tin Foil Man. He's lost his penis and Master won't be happy.

:: Max 5:09 PM [+] ::
Valerie Plame has everybody scratching their heads at why she intends to file a lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney, ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby and senior presidential adviser Karl Rove. I mean, she couldn't possibly prevail, could she? Depends on your definition of success.

:: Max 1:09 PM [+] ::
India censoring bloggers

If you haven't seen it already, many of India's internet service providers are being told to block *.blogspot.com, *.typepad.com and geocities.com/* blogs - wholesale. Fortunately, blogger Amit Agarwal has posted a rather complete set of work-around solutions, none of which appear to be very difficult. Go here for tips and tricks to punch gaping holes in the censors wall.

BoingBoing has much more.

:: Max 12:51 PM [+] ::
"While New Orleans prepares for life in [Brad] Pitt-endorsed eco-huts, the actor has been scoping out 20-acre properties (complete with vineyards) in the Italian countryside."

-Tim Blair (of course)

:: Max 10:02 AM [+] ::
News Junkie tip: For breaking news on the ME "crisis", check-out Haaretz.com.

:: Max 9:54 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, July 15, 2006 ::
Roger Simon is recommending Imshin, an Israeli blogger for more on events in the Middle East. I'm sold.

:: Max 4:40 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 14, 2006 ::
Well, that didn't take long: Zidane, The Flash Game!

:: Max 10:59 PM [+] ::
The Big Pharaoh has a broad and measured perspective on the situation in the Middle East. Stay tuned here.

Ya know, it's sad so many reasonable people - Muslims, Jews and Christians - seem to desire peace. Only the religious-facists prefer futile and indescrimate destruction. It's obvious Israel was just waiting for this opportunity and Hizballah/Hamas took the bait. Iran and Syria will ultimately pay the tab.

:: Max 10:33 PM [+] ::
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- Lebanon urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to quickly impose a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon, but Israel said it was trying to free its neighbor from terrorist occupation and insisted the Beirut government secretly backed its actions.

Via the Lebanese Blogger Forum

[hope the Lebanese can manage to sustain the power and com grid - to keep the bloggers up and posting!]

:: Max 9:21 PM [+] ::
Reality check for Mr. Abu Shakha dah

"This idiot Nasrallah. He is so funny. He keeps on issuing threats, he has no idea what he is talking about. What Israel is doing to him now is just gentle padding on the shoulders. Abou Shakha dah didn't see what we saw. Israel fought on 3 fronts in 1967 and it was hell. I was there, I saw it all. He has no tanks, no boats, he has nothing except a few toys he got from Iran [and some clever Hamas DIY stuff* -Ed] and it seems abu shakha dah don't know that Israel confronted 3 of the most powerful armies in the region at the same time. If Israel wanted to brutally crush him it can do so in 1 hour."

[*Abu Shakha dah literally means "this guy with the piss". We use this slang term to refer to a grown up whose capabilities is of a baby who wets himself.]

-Big Pharoah's father via Kesher Talk

*Make sure to hit that link. It's a video showing, in part, the crude, Hamas weapons factory.

:: Max 8:57 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, July 13, 2006 ::
Heeb Hunting?! Well, ya, yet another ignorant cult of bigoted clowns with way too much time on their hands.

:: Max 9:48 PM [+] ::
Wow. This is just bizarre. Where the hell is the National Guard and why aren't we shutting this sh*t down - like pronto? Go figure.

:: Max 8:34 PM [+] ::
"Enough! Enough wars, death and destruction! Curse you Hezbollah to hell and back! For all this destruction, for all this death! No it is not Israel fault! It is your own! Curse you!

We cannot continue on this path! People build and teach and try to live peacfully, while others think only of death, destruction and war... the time has come to stand and say one word: PEACE

I want peace with Israel! NOW! I do not care for your ideologies, or your lines drawn on maps! For your religions! For anything! PEACE NOW!"

From Lebanese Blogger Forum via Kesher Talk

Honestly, for nearly the fifty-two years of my existence this ridiculous frog-mouse battle has been raging; for no good reason. These hate-filled people simply cannot be dealt with as rational, civilized human beings because they are not. Hezbollah is now reaping what it has sown - violence and terror. Hope the Lebanese - with a little tough love from the Israelis - run the bastards out, once and for all.

"Looking at the many countries who are, for a change, siding with Israel here I'm beginning to think that what's unfolding now is something that was prepared for, as part of the next stage in the war on terror -- isolating terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah and punishing their patrons like Syria and Iran. If I'm right, that will be very good for the Lebanese, and, eventually, for pretty much everyone in the Mideast except jihadist loonies and their backers. I hope that's true, anyway."

Er, indeed...

:: Max 7:19 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 ::
Keep your eye on Kesher Talk for updates on the critical situation in Israel.

:: Max 9:32 PM [+] ::
Whatever happened to Kos?

"Why the hell should anyone care about Kos? He's so 2004, an eternity in the blogosphere. He's reduced to being a joke party hack in it for the money. 10 years from now he'll be featured on some 'Whatever happened to...?'" website.

-Lou Minatti

:: Max 7:41 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 ::
Well, duh...

[like I spend my free time with the broadcast networks...Bwaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...]

:: Max 11:20 PM [+] ::
Leftists expose their soft, bigoted, racist, yellow underbelly.

Here's what you're up against folks; a level of hypocracy and violence that can only be described as pathologically ignorant. Ya, here's how you win friends and influence people via today's Democrat Party. [Big Tent? My ass.]

Afterthought: Really this is it in a nutshell [no pun intended]. The "netroots" have soo freightened mainstreet dems that they're dragging their party way into the fever-swamps where they have little hope of regaining power in the midterm elections. This phenomenon is telling; mainstream Dems are cowards - afraid of a mob of bigoted, marginalized losers - just like the guy in the mask [sheets?]. Afraid to show his face to the camera. Why? He's a bigot, a coward and a loser.

:: Max 10:05 PM [+] ::
Wow. Every immigrant, illegal or otherwise - and probably most public school students and educators - should be required by law to watch this little looney-toonesesque film [over and over until they get it. -ed.]. It's obviously designed to be simple enough for even netroot-liberals to comprehend: Make Mine Freedom courtesy Joe Noory, No Pasaran!

[Thanks Joe!]

:: Max 9:24 PM [+] ::
"Every time liberals force universities to lower standards for black applicants, and every time liberal activists force civil service exams to be rewritten so that more blacks can pass those exams, another person learns not to treat blacks and their ideas as he would anyone else's.

"That is why most whites won't differ publicly with most blacks. And that is why liberals and Democrats will have to answer to history for the harm they have done to at least two generations of black Americans."

Dennis Praeger on how liberals injure black Americans via Townhall.

:: Max 8:01 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, July 10, 2006 ::
This just in: Top Ten Acedemics who believe 9/11 was an elobarate Neocon conspiracy to control the world. Sheesh, you'd think these people would be a PR embarrassment for the institutions involved but alas, apparently not.

[Dude; my art professor said Chimpy McHitlerBurton did it. I'm not kid'n man]

:: Max 9:45 PM [+] ::
Get your global priorities straight
"Mr. Lomborg grins and says that before the event he briefed the ambassadors: "Several of them looked down the list and said 'Wait, I want to put a No. 1 by each of these projects, they are all so important.' And I had to say, 'Yeah, uh, that's exactly the point of this exercise--to make you not do that.'" So rank they did. And perhaps no surprise, their final list looked very similar to that of the wise economists. At the top were better health care, cleaner water, more schools and improved nutrition. At the bottom was . . . global warming."

Ya, that global warming thingy ranks way up on my priorities list too and, gosh, Al Gore is sooo genuinely concerned...

Related: John Stossel provides a little rational perspective: A Convenient Lie

:: Max 9:02 PM [+] ::
"Now, we have the blogosphere, the virtual guillotine. We don't chop the heads off stupid people, we just chop the heads off stupid people's ideas. Maybe the world is making progress after all."

The Gates of Vienna should be a part of your daily blog diet. Eat Here.

:: Max 8:54 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 07, 2006 ::
Now Playing: Comical Chinese Take-out phone-prank via BoingBoing.

:: Max 4:02 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, July 06, 2006 ::
Alert: WTC/9/11 Conspiracy!

DU Moonbat creates comical "scientific" experiment that demonstrates, er, unequivocally Chimpy McHitlerburton engineered the collapse of the WTC [sadly, this "researcher" is probably some kids' science teacher too - ed.].

Via The Corner

[Yuk yuk. Keeps em off the street and scratchin' their pot-adled noggins - ed.]

:: Max 7:27 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 ::
Er, get - a - life - dude...

OK, it's not comical Ken Lay died of a heart attack but it's LOL hilarious that the fever-swamp is boiling over with conspiracy theories suggesting - you guessed it - Bush whacked him! [Ooooh; Nooo, not really - it was the Dark and Evil Lord of Neocon; KKKarl Roooooooooove! Nooo; Reeeeally Dude; They have this secret drug; Dude - Rove offed him man - seriously!].

:: Max 9:32 PM [+] ::
:: Saturday, July 01, 2006 ::
Metaphore for France as "political and economic engine of Zeropa" or warmup for the Tour de France; you decide.

:: Max 4:37 PM [+] ::

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