Saturday, February 2, 2013
Never heard of any of these cats ('cept Kenny Burrell, natch, who comes in in the middle to whiten things up a little).
Friday, February 1, 2013
And now must we stop our Verizon service & explain why in a threatening letter? (Those cell towers have trouble resisting gravity, you know.) Could be.
"I hear you loud and clear, Barack Obama. You don't represent the country that I grew up with. And your values is not going to save us. We're going to take this country back for the Lord. We're going to try to take this country back for conservatism. And we're not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!"Political Wire & The Nation.
-- Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert (R), at a Tea Party rally in Arkansas.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A new Pew Research survey finds "trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high. And for the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.Name. Just. One.
"The poll found shows [sic] "that 53% think that the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms while 43% disagree."
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
For now, officials say they envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones from the base, though they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some point if the threat worsens.
Last June, a Washington Post report noted that: conventional aircraft hold two big advantages over drones: They are cheaper to operate and far less likely to draw attention because they are so similar to the planes used throughout Africa.
|Friends said Sailors pointed|
the gun at the car and shot
Rodrigo Diaz, 22, the driver.
The perp: Too old to do sufficient time; torture should be part of his sentence.
|The arrest warrant said Philip Sailors fired his .22-caliber pistol|
in the direction of the victim while the victim was driving away.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
IHOP is bringing back their annual free pancake day on February 5, which is notorious for its long lines, enthused crowds, and massive stacks smothered in flavored syrup.Massive contradiction two paragraphs later:
The offer is for one free short stack per guest
Under heightened security, including the rare use of metal detectors inside the Legislative Office Building, gun owners warned that they shouldn't have to give up their rights after Adam Lanza killed his mother, then murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Quantity is quality: If we got even 85¢ (US$0.85) for every word we typed at this mess we'd have been doing something besides sitting around here typing long ago.
Fox News paid Palin over $15
per word, including 111 ‘amens’
Raw Story makes it so easy ... if there are adverts visible (just says "advertisement" in our preview) we all know free speech isn't, &c. And our sincerest apologies for the break, but we didn't want to dick about w/ the HTML when we could be eating or something.
Fox News paid Palin over $15 per word, including 111 ‘amens’ (via Raw Story )
An analysis by the University of Minnesota’s non-partisan Smart Politics website determined that Fox News paid former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin over $15 for each word she uttered on the air during her three-year contract, and 111 of those words were “amen.” Following last week’s news that Palin…
GSD type V is also known as McArdle disease or muscle phosphorylase (myophosphorylase) deficiency.You don't say!
The disease was first reported in 1951 by Dr. Brian McArdle of Guy's Hospital, London.Coincidence?
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This slanderous calumny has at last been taken from the collective SoCal us by Gary Wills in the NYRB & applied where it's always belonged: To the dumb-ass crackers in the Bible Belt:
This is the thing that makes the South the distillation point for all the fugitive extremisms of our time, the heart of Say-No Republicanism, the home of lost causes and nostalgic lunacy. It is as if the whole continent were tipped upward, so that the scattered crazinesses might slide down to the bottom. The South has often been defeated. Now it is defeating itself.
Now that's done, yet another unequipped black & white parked in front of a Ralphs.
Same car, 83507, spotted at a different Ralphs in 2011. No question now that Ralphs owns this vehicle & just moves it from store to store, so if you see it at your neighborhood Ralphs, shoplift away!