Friday, January 29, 2010

President's Question Time...

President  Obama  went  into the   Lions Den  today  and  took  questions  from  Republican  members of  Congress.    The  end  result?   The  Lions  got  mauled...

The  GOP  is  reportedly now  regretting  allowing  this  exchange  to be  televised and  it's no wonder.   As  member after  member  of the GOP caucus  tried  to  trot  out  talking points ,  the  President  calmly   destroyed  them with facts.   The  biggest  take away  for  the  Republicans?

Reality  is not their  friend...

Go see Avatar. It's driving the Conservative Nutjobs out of their minds...

Apparently  James Cameron's  mercenaries are  a little  too Blackwater-esqe,  and   their mining company employer strikes  a little  too close to home   for  Haliburton  fans. 

Awwwww...  poor  little wingnut  teabaggers  are scared of the  big  lefty  pro-environment  digital cartoon?


The Republican Response... In its proper context.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hey there kids! It's the President Obama State of the Union Drinking game!

(Via the Huffington Post)
NOTE: The Huffington Post in no way encourages binge drinking. This is the comedy section. If you actually drank as much as we suggested you would die, so do not do that.

Obama says "let me be clear"
Do one shot
Obama says "change isn't easy"
Do one shot
Obama says "make no mistake"
Do one shot
Obama says "Let me be clear, change isn't easy, make no mistake."
He's screwing with you to get you drunk, so five shots
Joe Wilson yells something
Do two shots
Obama yells back
Finish the bottle
Obama says "jobs"
Do one shot, two if you're unemployed
Obama says "health care"
Do not drink, you will not be given a replacement liver
Nancy Pelosi claps like a seal
Do one shot
Nancy Pelosi becomes a seal
Obama mentions Bo
Put beer in your dog's water bowl
Michelle Obama wears a slinky dress
Go immediately to the HuffPost Style pagefor close-ups
Joe Biden nods-off/laughs inappropriately/starts talking before the speech is over
Do three shots
Obama uses the term "Congressional leadership"
Do two shots carefully as all that laughing will make it difficult to swallow
Obama says he's "fighting for you"
Do one shot, two if you believe him
Obama mentions Haiti
Text “Haiti” to the number 90999 and donate $10 to the Red Cross

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Friday, January 22, 2010

This pretty much sums it up...

Dear President  Obama &  The  Democratic  Party...

Would  you PLEASE  grow a pair!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Sanctimonius Marriage of Ingorance and Hate that is , Pat Robertson.

Sometimes it is hard to know where to even begin....

For decades the "Reverend" Pat Robertson has been on television spewing the most ridiculous, insane, blashphemous bile. Claiming nothing less than to be God's political spokesman. To list all of the demented ramblings of this lunatic here would take months, perhaps even years to fully chronicle. But who could forget one Pat's greatest hits from his Gospel According to Crazy. Here in his famous role of backup singer for the equally blasphemous nut job Jerry Falwell...

Amazingly enough, blaming Americans he simply didn't like for the attacks of 9-11, wasn't loony enough for Pat Robertson. This weeks horrific earthquake in Haiti has given us yet another glimpse into the hate fueled dementia that Pat Robertson claims to be his faith in God.

As Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said "well over" 100,000 people may have died in the natural disaster, Robertson took to the airwaves Wednesday on his cable tv show and said that the country has been "cursed by one thing after another" since they "swore a pact to the devil." But before giving us that delightful explanation of why Haiti had suffered an earthquake, he first pontificated on how this horrible natural disaster, which may end up claiming thousands of lives, was in fact a "blessing in disguise" for the people of Haiti.

So once again the rest of us in the reality based community are left scratching our heads in horror and disbelief at what this sad, bitter bigot says while claiming to be a Man of God.

Lets be clear. Pat Robertson is not a Christian. Oh he is very good at claiming to be. But there is very  little coming out of his mouth, that bears any relation to  the words of Jesus Christ. Pat Robertson's religion is in fact, Pat Robertson.  Pat is a dedicated disciple of his own bigotry and opportunism. Pat Robertson’s one true God is the money and conservative political power, that  peddling hatred has earned him over the years.

It long past time for this pathetic bitter and sadly demented old man to be taken aside, given something soft to chew and put to bed.  The only  "higher calling" Pat Roberson is interested in serving, is himself.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2010... Welcome to the...uh... Future??

Wow...  2010.    How  did  that happen?  I remember  sitting  in  elementary school  in  January 1980,   Our teacher  asked  the class to share our  "predictions of  what  what we thought life and  the world  would be like  in the year  2010.  

We  all   had  the typical  "kid answers";  flying cars,  cities under the sea  and on the surface of  the moon and  suborbital  fights  that  would  get  you from   New York  to  Tokyo in  twenty  minutes.    Basically   life  in 2010  would be  one big episode  of "The Jetsons".

Then  in 1983  the  consumer  electronics  industry  was going to put the future in the palm of our hands!... Well,  sort of....

That next  year in 1984,   Hollywood  did  for  2010  what  it had done  for  the year  2000  sixteen years  earlier. With   the  'sequel'  to  "2001 A  Space Odyssey",   "2010  The Year We Make Contact" gave  us a  less fanciful , but  none the less  fantastic  image of  what  awaited  mankind  at the dawn of the  21rst Century's  second decade.  Space shots  to  Jupiter,  colonies on  Mars  and  the  ever  present  talking  computer to do  our  work  for us.

A good friend of mine who was with me in that classroom  30 years ago,   recently  lamented how much the  reality of  2010 didn't  match our  predictions.   I told him,  when you compare  just how  different  life is now  in relation to technology , it  really is remarkable.   He  wasn't  all that convinced.   So I  reminded him  of the  computer games  we used  to play when we were kids,  on my  old  Apple computer.     I remember that machine  well. It was  my  first  "real computer".   It was  an Apple  IIe.   When  my Dad  brought it home  I was  in awe.  This was machine that  was going bring  "the future"  right  to me...

Now  I  carry in my  POCKET a   Blackberry  that  costs a fraction of  what that machine did,  and can do  more  than  10 of  those machines ever could.  Pretty  amazing  when you  think about it.

Granted,   we don't have  flying  cars  that  take  us to  floating  cities and  shopping malls,  but  I am  typing  this blog  entry  on a netbook  computer on a wireless  network,  while  having a  Skype  video  chat  with  Eric  in London.   So  2010 may not be  the  Jetsons  or  the year  we "Make Contact"  but  all in all,  it's  shaping  up to  be  the start of a pretty cool decade.

Happy New Year ,and  New Decade  Everyone!