Day: January 31, 2010

Watch: The Death of a Nation by a Thousand Nicks….

You either know that this is one of the truly great novels of modern times or you don't and if you don't, it can't be explained. You know or you don't. There's a place in heaven for JDS for this and what he deigned to share with us....

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched – they must be felt with the heart. — Helen Keller

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. — Muhammad Ali

These three are the marks of a Jew – a tender heart, self-respect, and charity. — Hebrew Proverb

When a man is wrong and won’t admit it, he always get angry. — Thomas Chandles Haliburton, Canadian jurist and humorist (1796-1865)

A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn’t. — Anonymous

Vote: The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country. — Ambrose Bierce

Logic is the chastity belt of the mind! /.

Correction: Obomba has one great great accomplishment: He single-handedly resuscitated the GOP. And I say we change the symbol of the Dems to the pussy or at least stop calling it a donkey and start calling it a jackass. (Something of a link here.) Update: Just in case one thinks maybe Obomba has learned his lesson: If so, what the fuck is this idiocy about? he feels he hasn’t been deferential enough to his enemies whose paramount goal is to prevent him from doing anything for the nation?? Just kidding; the questions’ purely rhetorical.

Query: Grading on a scale, as it were, which nation is in fact more dysfunctional, Haiti or the US? A possible hint: America is now clearly a failed democracy.

That spike in GDP growth? Meaningless and actually a bad sign.

Our leaders show their compassion for the suffering Haitians….

Really, those who are granted asylum in the US; is there any rational basis?

Answer: Because none of our leaders care a whit about “the People”. If you need it, the question is here. And that’s also the reason Simon Johnson is dead wrong here. The last two administrations have been fully functional for an oligarchy. (And don’t think ultra-patriotic teabaggers are any hope. At the end of the day, they’re just GOP bitches.)

Pure genius.

If Alito didn’t mouth off towards Obomba or whatever, would he mean he’s not a massive asshole? But of course, it’s the elite media, their professionalism and journalistic skills are sooo limited….

Maybe I’ll get to my ambivalence re: Haiti someday but whatever doubts I have, I must condemn Wachovia for stealing from donations for Haiti.

Clearly, I’ve been derelict in noting that, yes, John Edwards is an utter asshole, albeit no worse than any comparable GOP pol, but an asshole nonetheless. Still would rather have him than Obomba….

The white trash of Virginia censors Anne Frank. You know, there are the kind of victories won when their better to have lost. Like the Cold War; we get the Russian Mafia in Brooklyn, utter expansionism and corruption in Russia and no significant savings in defense costs. Or the Civil War. Really, we should have lost, leave the South as a third world nation full of imbeciles….

When corporate titans battle, we lose. Is this not a great world, is it not heaven on earth?

Hmmm, obscene fees? The risk of the cloud without the ability to backup onto one’s computer? Or less than ideal network quality? I know my choice….

Can this possibly be true? A new trend of relocating trials not for substantive reasons but simply for costs? America dies just a little bit more….

Failing to come to a victim’s aid: illegal?

Shithead: Gerald Boyd. If he knew his lying protoge (who, that said, wasn’t so much worse than the average elite journo) was up to this, how could he defend him?? How do you defend such stupidity?

Reminder: The tort reformers want to reform, just protection from being forced to take responsibility. And they’re ruthless liars.

Libraries are in fact awesome. Here’s why.

Secret Origin of the iPad; the truth is here. Part 2 is here. And why it’s doomed for sure. EveryoneI discussed with it with is amazed and loves it but it has now been cursed. Meanwhile, I’m cool with people dissing it as long as it’s not for failing to be what it isn’t to be, like this dumbass shithead does.

And why a Google phone is better than an iPhone: lousy support, inconsistent features, double cancellation fees, and far easier to have your data disappear. Flash: Anyone so stupid as to not have a problem with that last “feature” is too stupid to have an opinion that matters in the least. In my opinion.

Can this happen here? Or this?? Not that there aren’t far bigger concerns….

Funny or sad and true? I report, you decide:

For those who are into these sort of things, click on the image to see your heaven....

Flash: Boiling eggs can be fun (at least in a wired kitchen).

One of the attorneys for whom I worked could only offer incontinence, nothing like this:

And the story behind that last video is here.

My favorite comic book western title ever... just, you know, saying, not for any particular reason....
Fascism is, of course, complete bullshit, but the fascist aesthetic, that works just fine....
Maybe it's time to learn how to read Braille...?

Toxic, shmoxic — you know mercury is cool fun, to play with, never to eat:

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