Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Do you feel safer now, than before we invaded Iraq?:
"'The DOD can't tell us how well the Iraqis perform their missions or even plan them,' he said in an interview. 'The police are in particularly bad shape, although they are critical to counterinsurgency.'

The lack of transparency is especially worrisome, the report said, because of the possibility that Iraqi forces trained and equipped by the United States have joined the insurgency or sectarian militias.

'This report details the complete lack of understanding of who we have trained and what happens to them after we train them,' Meehan said. 'Many of the forces we have trained are unaccounted for, and others are on the rolls but haven't been vetted,' he said, adding that forces 'could actually be fighting against us.'"

Just when I thought the incompetence had reached the lowest it could go, I'm reminded that there is no bottom to this pit.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Elwood the mutt crowned ugliest dog

Watch the video - that is one ugly dog! What's with the whole tongue thing?
Once again, USC goes out of its way to prove that their academic standards have been raised:

"HE MAY have failed all his GCSEs and admitted to being baffled by his then six-year-old son’s homework, but David Beckham is poised to lecture at one of America’s oldest universities on the conundrums of global diplomacy.

When the 32-year-old footballer arrives at his new home in Los Angeles next month he will be bombarded with invitations. But the most unlikely and prestigious will come from the University of Southern California (USC). The 127-year-old university is keen to offer the city’s latest celebrity a platform from which to explain to its students how “soccer” can change the world. According to sources close to Beckham, he is keen to join the debate"

Do you think that his fame has anything to do with this? Or is it his stellar performance as an intellectual and academic? What's with this pandering? USC doesn't even have an NCAA Men's soccer team!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

On Youth

"Our youth now loves luxuries. They have bad manners, contempt for authority. They show disrespect for elders and they love to chatter instead of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants, of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up their food, and tyrannize their teachers."

So who do you suppose wrote this?

Socrates, 425 BC

What a curmudgeon! I'll bet he tossed persimmons at the kids from his porch.
The Coverup Begins:
"The Bush administration may have committed 'extensive' violations of a law requiring that certain records be preserved, said the committee's Democratic chairman, adding that the panel will deepen its probe into the use of political e-mail accounts."
Ok - coolest license plate I've seen lately:


Sunday, June 17, 2007 - Al Sharpton on the Duke Rape Arrests - Bill O’Reilly | The O’Reilly Factor:

"SHARPTON: But I think that all of the facts that you have laid out the DA had — and I know this DA is probably not one that is crazy. He would not have proceeded if he did not feel that he could convict."

Oh, Al, you were so wrong. When are you going to apologize for this? Or is your sort of justice a one way street? How can we ever believe you when you cry that there is a "Rush to Judgment" when you clearly did that yourself?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wait, What?:

"A small Virginia company in a patent fight with eBay Inc. asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop the online auction powerhouse from using its 'Buy It Now' feature allowing shoppers to buy items at a fixed price."

Some small company got a patent from the Federal Government covering people buying things at a fixed price? Isn't this called, "shopping?" Every time I go into the grocery store and buy milk, I'm going to be paying a fee to the patent holder?

Even if this patent doesn't cover your average transaction at the five and dime, it is absolutely ridiculous how far "intellectual property" patents have gone. Really, now - a patent on a button allowing you to buy something? I wonder if I can get a patent on the idea of an "E" key on your computer. I'd be owing myself for 7 "E's" all in the last sentence!

There are a lot of ridiculous patents out there, but this is one of the dumbest!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Well, there's one good thing about this whole Paris Hilton thing

When was the last time you heard the word, "Sanjaya?"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sure it's old. But it's still funny.

by George W. Bush

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
and potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream.

Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

(This is vetted by Snopes here.)