Apr
29
2011
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And now, a Spitfire.

This is oldish, but funny (and has a language warning, for reasons that should soon be obvious):

Personally, I’m strangely envious.

Apr
29
2011
7

Paul Ryan protesters: grassroots, or groupies?

Alternate title: “HAHAHA you dumb[expletive deleted].”

USA Today has the funniest thing I’m going to read today, I think:

At the last of four events on Rep. Paul Ryan’s “listening tour” of his district Thursday, he called on a man in the front row of a high school auditorium, then instantly recognized him.

“You changed clothes!” Ryan told Steve Jozefczyk. The 54-year old salesman from Franklin, Wis., had asked Ryan several critical questions from the front row of an event six hours earlier in Waterford, when he wore a shirt and tie. In Greenfield, it was a black “Faux News” parody T-shirt.

Josefczyk admitted trying to trick Ryan into calling on him again. But Ryan listened anyway.

(Bolding mine) Wow. Paul Ryan has Democratic groupies.  Ones that follow him around from town hall to town hall.  That’s so cool. (more…)

Apr
29
2011
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Blast from the Past: Don Fowler (D) being scummy.

I just used the video in the process of excising a troll in comments here (for those not clicking through, it’s a reaction to Think Progress’ rather tawdry public hate-masturbation over dead people in Alabama*).  For those without video, it’s one from 2008 where former DNC chair Don Fowler has himself a good laugh about how the possibility of another devastating hurricane in New Orleans was great news for his political faction.

Just a reminder that it’s amazing what Democrats will say in public. The good news? Never having to worry about being raked over the coals for everything that you say rots IQ points like nobody’s business.

Moe Lane

*Because global warming did it (and never mind FEMA), so this was some sort of rough justice. I’d say that this is unique: but, well, Michael Moore and his complaint to al-Qaeda that they targeted buildings in cities that voted for Gore.  So, well, no.

Apr
29
2011
2

White House Bans Uppity San Francisco Journalist.

You no doubt remember the brouhaha last week when several activists at a San Francisco embarrassed themselves and the President by (badly) singing a whining complaint about the administration’s treatment of Bradley Manning. At the time, it was widely assumed that the White House would simply shrug off said whining complaint: after all (and as the singers themselves had made clear), the President could still count on the protesters’ money, time, energy, and votes. In fact, given the general triviality of the situation, President Obama would need to have a very, very, very thin skin indeed in order to make plausible a scenario where he lashed out at somebody for the embarrassment.

Yes. About that. (more…)

Apr
29
2011
3

Ehh. It’s Friday…

…and I don’t much care about all that much, sorry.  Not a bad don’t much care; more like I’m trying to calculate the best way to score a cold drink and a nap.

Apr
28
2011
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‘All I Want Is You.’

All I Want Is You, U2

If you want a definition of adulthood, here you go: it’s the process by which heartfelt ballads of adolescent, inchoate desire become lullabies sung to your children in order to get them back to sleep.

It’s annoying how much that process doesn’t, in point of fact, suck.

Apr
28
2011
2

WHY WOULD NINJA AVOID THE NRA?

[UPDATE: CORRECTION! CORRECTION! CORRECTION! AN ALERT READER POINTS OUT THAT GLENN REYNOLDS HAD IN POINT OF FACT SPECIFIED “EVIL NINJAS!”  I THUS APOLOGIZE TO GLENN REYNOLDS FOR THE ERROR, AND WILL NOW EXPIATE MY SHAME BY GETTING THE COFFEEPOT* READY FOR TOMORROW. – ML]

 

Surely Glenn Reynolds knows that ninja have historically been familiar with firearms for centuries; so clearly any good, patriotic American ninja would see no problem in belonging to the National Rifle Association – particularly since doing so would also help a ninja guarantee his Second Amendment rights.  Not to mention Concealed Carry… and, honestly: if you can’t trust a ninja to be responsible and careful about the weapons that he bears, then who can you trust?

I will readily admit that evil ninja would be well-advised to avoid the NRA, but that’s a different story altogether.

Honestly, I don’t know what Glenn was thinking, there.

Moe Lane

*[Because I have none.]

Apr
28
2011
6

Brit arrested for performing ‘Kung Fu Fighting.’

…Wait.  What?

Pub singer arrested for racism after Chinese passers-by hear him perform Kung Fu Fighting

…and that’s pretty much the article, right there.  Jimmie Bise (who is on Hot Air duty this week) approves on aesthetic grounds (the guy who got arrested is a keytar player*), but not on freedom of expression ones.  Personally, I’m happy to have a written Constitution with a reasonably rock-solid freedom-of-speech clause… yes, yes, I’m sure that you have seven billion outrageously outraged (to quote Hot Air again) examples otherwise.  Still, I can put this up:

…without worrying about a knock on the door.

Moe Lane

*I believe that it’s been long-established that I have no shame.

Apr
28
2011
1

This will not end well.

Monkeytail beards.

Because someone will go into a bar wearing one of those, and somebody else will be drunk – as is often the case with bars – and that someone else will attempt to rip off the obviously-fake beard off of the somebody, and that’s when people start smashing up beer bottles and grabbing pool cues.

Mark my words.

Via @anthropocon.

Moe Lane

Apr
28
2011
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#rsrh My cheerfully ad-hom response to Ralph Nader.

Ralph Nader: “Barack Obama will win a second term!

Me: “Dude.  Sex with pandas.”

 

See?  That is what an ad hominem attack looks like.  All you people out there who can’t tell one from merely being directly insulted should take note.

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