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Saturday, June 27, 2009

What if Jack Chick were possessed by the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft?

I want to print a stack of these up to leave by the door to swap for copies of The Watchtower. They might make a nifty companion piece to the Gideon Bible you find in your hotel room too!
(a wave of the tentacle to PZ Myers at the fabulous Pharyngula)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Today in failure

Let's see, today we have Border fail, which sounds like a bit like Boehner fail, which was about energy, which lead us to this Nomenclature fail . Also, we have a comprehension fail in the War on Some People Use Some Kinds of Drugs, a Prime Ministerial denial fail and an anti-veil fail.

Bonus fail: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann-Turner-Overstatement (R-Failure), claims the passage of the climate bill = Mao's Cultural Revolution x (Stalin's forced famine in the Ukraine+Robspierre's Reign of Terror) to the power of N (N=South African Apartheid x Napoleon)

RIP the king of not-pop

Sky Saxon, lead singer of seminal garage rock band The Seeds died yesterday. He was a lot cooler than Michael Jackson, though to the best of my knowledge never dated Emmanual Lewis or a chimpanze.

Breaking News!

I hope the Old Perfessor and Treason-In-Defense-Of-Slavery Yankee and the gang at the Corner all have good alibis.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

From the dept. of what took you so long?

Hal Turner has been an odious little pustule of hate for many years now, but you can't arrest someone for that. You can arrest them for publically calling for someone to murder a federal judge though, and today Turner got popped for exactly that. And before any free speech absolutists start in with the "I disagree with what he says, but I'll defend to the death his right to say it" stuff, let me point out that Turner didn't merely shout "fire" in a crowded theatre, he stood out front and begged people to set fire to the theatre. Inciting violence or making threats is not an excercise of free speech, it is illegal.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Off-duty, but "on the job"

Yet another thug in uniform gets treated with kid gloves for an offense that would have gotten a civilian tasered, beaten and jailed for a least a year. If it hadn't been for the video of the drunken 250 pound off-duty cop beating up the 110 pound bartender, the cop probably wouldn't have even gotten probation.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I have the best readers

sent by reader and artist extraordinaire Theo Nelson, who does this twice a year (!!!), which makes me very happy.

An auspicious, if circular, debut on the blogroll

Please give a warm Woodshed welcome Our Man in Abiko, newly-added to the blogroll. He made the Woodshed his blog of the week with a sterling recommendation last week and just today, beat us to the post on our own tweeted observations. Also, he shares our disdain of the species Expaticus Onannicus Nipponica better known by its common name of Gaijin Wanker - the sort of expats that have become so culturally acclimatized that they have become more Japanese than the Japanese.
A beer-oriented meet-up may become necessary at some point.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Devil canot abide to be mocked

Poor Dick Cheney, we can't be told what he had to say about outing CIA secret agent Valerie Plame after her husband contradicted the White House because someone might make fun of him.

Awwwwww, poor Dick.

Mind you, it isn't Cheney making this argument, it's Barack Obama's Justice Department. Meet the new boss...

Tip O' the Fez to No Blood for Hubris (see blogroll)