Then the name of the NSC spokesman caught our eye, & we decided to share.
Mike Hammer, spokesman for President Barack Obama's National Security Council, said, "We do not comment on hypotheticals."
|Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly|
Mike Hammer, spokesman for President Barack Obama's National Security Council, said, "We do not comment on hypotheticals."
|Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly|
Or, laser-equipped drone aircraft could track bugs by radar, sweeping the sky with death-dealing photons.Because it will be escalated to a human-sized laser, & mounted on a Hellfire-firing Warrior-Alpha. (Have they just completely run out of names for stuff?)
Note the word "laser" twice in the payload description above, & extrapolate just a teensy bit. And no, we don't believe tin-foil (or even lead-foil, our preferred head-protector) will keep the lasers from making your head explode.
"In its 22 years, SXSW has grown from a tiny music festival in the Texas capital into a massive, unavoidable media beast that reflects, discusses and showcases trends in culture and media but also often creates them." National Post, 3/13/08Fuck you, pretentious assholes. Or, as we used to say, art fags.
post-Clinton return of wage stagnation
[T]he political landscape has shifted dramatically since the days when Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich were struggling over the American center, and that in the absence of a conservatism that's responsive to the changing situation, yesterday's radicalism can start to look a lot like today's common sense.
The gunman [...] had struggled to keep a job and left behind a list of employers and co-workers he believed had wronged him, authorities said Wednesday. [...]In the span of about an hour, McLendon, 28, set the home he shared with his mother on fire, killed five relatives and five bystanders and committed suicide in a standoff at the metals plant.
I understand that he doesn’t want his presidency to be held hostage to the ups and downs of bank stocks, but a hostage he is. We all are.Wrong again, driveler. We're not hostage to anything but our desire to pop you in your snoot 15-20 times. Unlike Tom, we aren't a parasite who married a wealthy woman (Naturally, she's an heiress. You wouldn't expect Tom to know anyone who does anything useful or productive, would you? Except for the imaginary taxi-drivers he seems to find wherever he's padding his expense account.) so we have no concern whatever w/ bank stocks (Though we are thinking we'd better get what we can of our vested pension from Wells Fargo Bank, N. A., before it goes belly up as well.) or any other stocks. Or anything that concerns the rest of you middle-class sheep.
You need to let failed companies, or homeowners, go bankrupt, unlock their dead capital and reapply it to thriving entities.Wait a minute. These banks & homeowners are keeping their "dead capital" locked away somewhere? And they won't let it out unless we let them go bankrupt? What in the name of hell is this clown trying to type?
Which is why I wake up every morning hoping to read this story: “President Obama announced today that he had invited the country’s 20 leading bankers, 20 leading industrialists, 20 top market economists and the Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate to join him and his team at Camp David. ‘We will not come down from the mountain until we have forged a common, transparent strategy for getting us out of this banking crisis,’ the president said, as he boarded his helicopter.”Oh, yeah. As if bankers, "industrialists," & "market" economists are going to be interested in anything but more free money w/o working for it. And the concept of a bunch of guys w/ their shirt-sleeves rolled up, sitting around a table & ready to save the world from its own greed & stupidity (as long as it doesn't interfere w/ their personal greed & fetishized economic theories) is about as stupid as Friedman could get. How stupid he can get is a concept w/o an upper limit, by the way.
They are among a lucky few: a charity pays part of the $800-a-month charge while Mr. Hayworth tries to recreate a career.St. Nick on a stick, we wish! Though we haven't seen anything as awful as this:
“I owe it to my kids to get out of here,” Mr. Hayworth said, recalling the night they saw a motel neighbor drag a half-naked woman out the door while he beat her.
Still, a source of turmoil for motel families is a California rule that after 28 days, residents are considered tenants, gaining legal rights of occupancy. Some motels force families to move every month, while others make families stay in a different room for a day or two.At this dump, we're forced to move out every three wks., for a day at least. The Travelodge® may have a refrigerator & microwave, but any savings on food would be eaten up by the added room cost. We're still tired of dragging our bags full of crap like clothes & toothpaste around every three wks.
Mr. Hayworth’s teenage daughter has had the roughest time because of the lack of privacy. She is too embarrassed to take friends home, and is uncomfortable dressing in front of her brothers, who are 10 and 11. Not long ago, she was attacked at school by classmates who mocked her for living in a motel.We expect that soon enough her classmates will be unhoused as well. And they'll certainly deserve to be attacked.
“I’d promised my daughter that we’d be out of here by her birthday,” Mr. Hayworth said. “But that came last week, and we’re still here.” “It really hurt me the other day,” he added. “My son came home and asked, ‘Are we homeless’? I didn’t know what to say.”We do, Hayworth. You are homeless. Face it, you're a fucking loser. You & the Mrs. should be sterilized, & your children should be taken from you & put in workhouses where they'll learn the value of a dollar, & how to work hard for it. Something that people like you never learn, & never teach your children.
teenage sexual anarchy
free-for-all sexual nihilismIssues, anyone? And, Jon Swift weighs in from the reasonable conservative's perspective.
UPDATE.2: Reading the comments, what on earth is wrong with some of you? I'm not saying bisexuals killed that family. Good grief. It's obvious that the murderers include the daughter and her boyfriend. The bisexuality thing was a mere aside that I found more startling than the murders, given the small-town culture where this crime took place. I freely admit that I am out of touch with teenage culture today. If you're bound and determined to conclude that I think bisexuality is worse than murder, you're completely wrong, and you're willfully misreading my post for whatever reason. At least understand what you're doing, and the bad faith in which you're doing it. A pastor was shot dead in his pulpit today in Illinois. That appalls me. It doesn't shock me. This kind of thing happens these days. Sad but true. You don't hear every day about a tiny Texas town whose teenagers are engaged in a culture of bisexuality. At least I don't.Turns out Randy Andy Sullivan linked to Randy Rod, & stirred up a hornet's nest in the comments. Don't those two know better than to discuss sex, murder & religion in public?
[T]he new American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), to be released today [...] finds that, despite growth and immigration that has added nearly 50 million adults to the U.S. population, almost all religious denominations have lost ground since the first ARIS survey in 1990.
• So many Americans claim no religion at all (15%, up from 8% in 1990), that this category now outranks every other major U.S. religious group except Catholics and Baptists. In a nation that has long been mostly Christian, "the challenge to Christianity … does not come from other religions but from a rejection of all forms of organized religion," the report concludes.It doesn't get much better than this, does it? How long have we been telling the world it's all bullshit? Huh? How fucking long?
Kosmin concluded from the 1990 data that many saw God as a "personal hobby," and that the USA is "a greenhouse for spiritual sprouts." Today, he says, "religion has become more like a fashion statement, not a deep personal commitment for many."Bogus & superficial. Like the rest of their lives. Others have real lives, w/o the needless baggage of ritual, child molestation, & losing sleep on Sundays.
Ex-Catholic Dylan Rossi, 21, a philosophy student in Boston and a Massachusetts native, is part of the sharp fall in the state's percentage of Catholics — from 54% to 39% in his lifetime. Rossi says he's typical among his friends: "If religion comes up, everyone at the table will start mocking it. I don't know anyone religious and hardly anyone 'spiritual.'"Whatever the fuck "spiritual" means. The last compromise before absolute freedom, we think.
Rev. Kendall Harmon, theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, blames social mobility. "Mobility means your ideas are more challenged and your family and childhood traditions have less influence, particularly if you are not strongly rooted in them. I see kids today who have no vocabulary of faith, and neither do many of their parents." Harmon recalls, "A couple came into my office once with a yellow pad of their teenage son's questions. One of them was: 'What is that guy doing hanging up there on the plus sign?' "
[T]here are large, common threads – freedom, personal responsibility, limited government and an appropriate deference to the Almighty are just a few of those principles the VAST majority of conservatives and Republicans I know embrace.
But especially on gay-rights issues, the under-30 generation has arrived at a new consensus. Our party seems to be running to govern a country that no longer exists.
The ferocious hatred and anger – the shouting at people not present to reply, the self-pitying complaints against a world that does not pay enough respect: it’s an ugly performance. [...] Print can only inadequately convey Levin’s sneering and resentful tone as he warmed to this theme, building up to a ringing conclusion:We can just hear Levin's screeching, whiny voice saying that. Frum adds:“And by the way, I will compare my education, my writings, my intellect to any of these buffoons. Any of them! Any of them!”
If you want recognition for your intellect, you don’t use your airtime to shout into the microphone like an unhoused madman yelling at the passing cars.
[I]n 2007, the typical American worker was earning barely more after inflation than the typical American worker had earned in 2000. Out of those flat earnings, that worker was paying more for food, energy and out-of-pocket costs of health care. Political parties that do not deliver economic improvement for the typical person do not get reelected. We Republicans and conservatives were not delivering. The reasons for our failure are complex and controversial, but the consequences are not.
In 2008 Obama beat John McCain among college graduates by 8 points, the first Democratic win among B.A. holders since exit polling began.Republicans won California in every presidential election from 1952 through 1988 (except the Goldwater disaster of 1964). Democrats have won California in the five consecutive presidential elections since 1988.Voters who turned 20 between 2000 and 2005 are the most lopsidedly Democratic age cohort in the electorate. If they eat right, exercise and wear seat belts, they will be voting against George W. Bush well into the 2060s.
Between 2004 and 2008, Democrats more than doubled their party-identification advantage in Pennsylvania. A survey of party switchers in the state found that a majority of the reaffiliating voters had belonged to the GOP for 20 years or more. They were educated and affluent. More than half of those who left stated that the GOP had become too extreme.By this point, we're starting to pity Mr. Frum, stuck in Republican World yet still able to perceive a reality not dissimilar to what most of us know as real. Even starting to worry a bit; this Republican/conservative flame, crash & burn is too good to be true, or too true to be good, perhaps, & Frum's (&, we suppose, the other pundits, for lack of a better term, mentioned) connection to recognizable fact can only be an advantage in a re-grouping/re-building. This, however, reassured us.
We need to put free-market health-care reform, not tax cuts, at the core of our economic message. It's health-care costs that are crushing middle-class incomes.
Most of these e-mails say some version of the same thing: if you don't agree with Rush, quit calling yourself a conservative and get out of the Republican Party. There's the perfect culmination of the outlook Rush Limbaugh has taught his fans and followers: we want to transform the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan into a party of unanimous dittoheads—and we don't care how much the party has to shrink to do it. That's not the language of politics. It's the language of a cult.Harsh. And we can't top it.
It’s like Yankees who come South because it’s generally such a nice place to live and then tell us we’re all a bunch of idiots and that we need to “do it like they used to do it back in Detroit.” Spare me – move back to Detroit and leave me alone.We are all Yankees now.
I love being a conservative and am proud to call myself one – so please do us a favor… quit calling yourself conservative, moving the goalposts on us, and then complaining we are on a different field. If you want to have a discussion of ideas, gentlemen, put them out there and we may find common ground. But STOP the condescending babbling about how “bad” we are and recognize that life is too short to go around being pompous and angry in your self-promotion.
If, by that last sentence, Andy means that Plotz ignores the alleged redemption of all sinners by Jesus, then Andy could have lifted the very next paragraphs from Plotz' piece as well:
08 Mar 2009 02:36 pm
David Plotz on what he learned by reading the bible:
I began the Bible as a hopeful, but indifferent, agnostic. I wished for a God, but I didn't really care. I leave the Bible as a hopeless and angry agnostic. I'm brokenhearted about God.
After reading about the genocides, the plagues, the murders, the mass enslavements, the ruthless vengeance for minor sins (or none at all), and all that smiting—every bit of it directly performed, authorized, or approved by God—I can only conclude that the God of the Hebrew Bible, if He existed, was awful, cruel, and capricious. He gives us moments of beauty—such sublime beauty and grace!—but taken as a whole, He is no God I want to obey and no God I can love.
And Jesus? I guess you have to buy it.
When I complain to religious friends about how much He dismays me, I usually get one of two responses. Christians say: Well, yes, but this is all setup for the New Testament. Reading only the Old Testament is like leaving halfway through the movie. I'm missing all the redemption. If I want to find the grace and forgiveness and wonder, I have to read and believe in the story of Jesus Christ, which explains and redeems all. But that doesn't work for me. I'm a Jew. I don't, and can't, believe that Christ died for my sins. And even if he did, I still don't think that would wash away God's crimes in the Old Testament. The second response tends to come from Jews, who razz me for missing the chief lesson of the Hebrew Bible, which is that we can't hope to understand the ways of God. If He seems cruel or petty, that's because we can't fathom His plan for us. But I'm not buying that, either. If God made me, He made me rational and quizzical. He has given me the tools to think about Him. So I must submit Him to rational and moral inquiry. And He fails that examination. Why would anyone want to be ruled by a God who's so unmerciful, unjust, unforgiving, and unloving?Don't have an answer for that one, do you, Sullivan? Quite the fucking Christian, aren't you, w/ your dedication to truthful presentation?
At the same time, Vienna was incubating in its own streets some of the century’s prime virtuosos of violence. One of them was active close to the imperial palace, Schloss Schönbrunn, where the emperor had received his heir. An elegant building on Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse housed young Josef Stalin, dispatched by Lenin to explore the empire’s explosive nationalities situation. It was during Stalin’s weeks in Vienna that he initiated his lethal feud with young Leon Trotsky, who, a few streetcar stops away, was publishing the original Pravda. All this while on the other side of town young Adolf Hitler was seething obscurely, painting postcards for a living.And how did all this mess work out? If you don't know w/o looking it up, you are too young & too ignorant to be reading this.
“Austria,” said Karl Kraus, who was Habsburg Austria’s H. L. Mencken, “is the laboratory for the apocalypse.” What would he say about America today?Who knows, but we certainly have a few choice things to say concerniing America today.
The Parents Television Council cautioned parents and radio stations across the country about a new Britney Spears song that spells out the “f-word.” The PTC believes that the song, entitled “If You Seek Amy,” would violate the broadcast indecency law if aired between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The song makes repeated use of the following line: “All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to if you seek Amy.” “This may sound Yogi Berra-ish, but Britney’s song is a double-entendre with only one meaning. There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song; and it’s certainly not about a girl named Amy,” said PTC President Tim Winter.Gee, somehow we missed hearing anything about this. Maybe Brit is last yr.'s news. Or was 2007 her yr.?
We think it's always important to let all & sundry know that we have, indeed, reached our "CONCLUSION". Especially when it's not very well connected to the premises set forth in the earlier part of Dr. Makow's item. And that's as far as we'll go in agreement w/ the bad Dr.They used the same tactic with Jews, Blacks and Workers and harnessed these groups to their agenda. The ultimate goal is to concentrate all wealth and power in the sponsors of Communism: the Illuminati (Masonic) central banking cartel which is colonizing the whole world. The real meaning of "change" is the establishment of a totalitarian New World Order. International Women's Day is hate against women and society committed by the traitorous colonial establishment. People who participate are dupes and "useful idiots."[...]Thousands of events are planned around the world. For example, at the Unitarian Church in London Ont. an organization for Afghanistan women and girls "will honour and celebrate our local women with music, singing, dancing, and refreshments. All women and girls are welcome. Free event!" Sounds lesbian to me. In San Francisco, there will be a cocktail party and movie to highlight the plight of the women of Gaza. What about the men and boys of Afghanistan and Gaza? Don't they count? In the name of equality, these Communist dupes are practicing inequality. By breaking up families,they will leave Muslim women and girls more vulnerable than ever. CONCLUSION The fact that Communist-inspired agitprop is part of our mainstream culture is an example of how society has been subverted. Most people are not socialist, let alone Communist, As long as we allow a secret Illuminati clique (Communists, Zionists, Freemasons) to control our credit and plot world government, we are complicit in the destruction of our way of life. We will have no one to blame but ourselves.
This stealth war on heterosexuals (disguised as woman's and gay rights) is designed to destabilize society in advance of the New World Order. The destruction of the nuclear family has long been the Illuminati Communist goal. They wish to make arrested development (homosexuality) the new norm. Lesbianism is the hidden agenda of feminism. Marriage and family are essential to our natural development. But, despite the deceitful propaganda, most male homosexuals don't want marriage or children. They want sex. See this 1969 document from Rockefeller-funded "Planned Parenthood" which plots to promote homosexuality and feminism so as to decrease US fertility. (Berelson-Jaffe Chart)How do people get their knickers so bunched up? Can a case like this ever get un-bunched?
She turned up on Jimmy's show in late October, an appearance notable for their discussion of a National Enquirer story that claimed they'd parted ways because he'd discovered photos of pudgy guys on her computer.We'll be so busy w/ our portable devil-box we won't even notice you.
"It's funny," quipped Silverman. "It's funny 'cause it's true."
Jokes aside, neither needed much prodding to gush about the other's finer qualities.Oh, Sarah Not-Palin, you have no idea what "thoughtful" is until you've seen us being "thoughtful" (We can be kind too!) w/ someone else's money! What are we waiting for?
Sarah told People last year that the reason their romance was a success is "because we really, really, really like each other. He's kind and funny and maybe the most thoughtful person I know."