Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vote while you still can!



Choose the caption that best fits the image of Air Force One returning with President Obama from the Copenhagen climate conference... Wattsupwiththat.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Amazon Forest isn't going away anytime soon...

From WUWT, we learn that Algore is making things up again or is getting more and more confused in his old age.

Check out where the deep purple color is ... Go ahead, I'll wait.



It's in the Amazon. The place most alarmists claim is most quickly going bubye...

And the Sahel, the southern edge of the Sahara Desert...



Canada, too. (Who knew we should worry?!?)

Australia is a mixed bag, but up 8%

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Wilding of Sarah Palin

The thoughts of a female, ex-liberal on Liberalism's view and treatment of women in general and Sarah Palin in particular.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Something very interesting happened in Norway

Spiralling lit clouds in the sky...
Story

Photo Gallery


Update: The coverup starts... They're saying it was caused my a failed Russian submarine missile launch -- NOT the start of the trans-dimensional invasion by the Red Lectroids of Planet 10 foretold in the The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!

Link1

Link2

Let your child debunk the "News" & AGW

"So easy a 6th grader can do it."


HT: Wattsupwiththat.com

Friday, December 04, 2009

ClimateGate...

From WattsUpWithThat - great quote:
"Science has gone to bed with Advocacy and both have had a very good time."

Speaking of zombies

An interesting exposure of the thought process of an unbeliever.

Click the title link.

The hope for the Republican party


Zombie Reagan Raised From Grave To Lead GOP

Friday, November 06, 2009

American Airlines...

wants your business.

If you're "black."

If you're female.

If you're homosexual. AND they'll give you bonus points for it! (See the yellow "Rainbow Exclusives On AA.com" box.)

And, they aren't interested in making their website user experience better, either, and fired someone who was.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

New from Kaspersky (Antivirus for Mac)

Under the "Protection from a Range of Threats" tab:
30,000 new malware threats that emerge every day, so you don’t pass on problems to friends and colleagues using non-Mac computers.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The 2nd Amendment explained...

by the Obama administration...

H/T RMGO

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I like the Royals and Athletics, myself



(shape of Major League Baseball fields)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Something funny from the Washington Times

it is clear what President Obama meant when he said this would be the most "transparent administration in history." ... he was saying that his administration didn't feel much need to come up with plausible lies, they'd be fine using the transparent kind.[emphasis added]

An idea presented on WND.com

Consider this simple amendment to the US Constitution:
He [the president] shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present [three-fourths of the state legislatures] concur. …

Sunday, November 01, 2009

As one of my ex-bosses used to say...

"Don't do math in public"

Or engineering, I'm guessing. ;^)

What to do with your tractor's exhaust...

I know that you were worried about it, so...

Here it is:
Mr Linklater is literally ploughing ahead, injecting his tractor's fossil fuel exhaust fumes directly into the ground, where they enhance the biochemical interaction between plants and soil microbes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The wisdom of Warren G. Harding

“We will attempt intelligent and courageous deflation, and strike at government borrowing which enlarges the evil, and we will attack high cost of government with every energy and facility which attend Republican capacity...it will be an example to stimulate thrift and economy in private life.

“Let us call...for a nationwide drive against extravagance and luxury, to a recommittal to simplicity of living, to that prudent and normal plan of life which is the health of the republic.”

Friday, October 16, 2009

I told you so!

Virtually all of the data-stealing malware in circulation today is built to attack Windows systems, and will simply fail to run on non-Windows computers.

Okay, so the author doesn't come right and say "Buy a Mac!," (while admitting that "we" don't have the same problems as Windows users) but it's a reasonable alternative to what he does conclude -- Do your online banking using a "Live CD."

You probably don't even know what that means, much less how to do it. So...

Buy a Mac!

;^)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Profiles in Courage II

An interesting article with some points on protecting our daughters, our country, and Hannah Giles (the star of the recent ACORN exposé videos

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to exercise your 5th Amendment Right.

The National Association for Gun Rights has an interesting bit on the 5th Amendment.

Boiled down: Don't talk to the police without your attorney.

The main link has the first part of the lecture.

The addendum, provided by a detective turned lawyer, is below:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Which world do you want to live in?

Click the link above to better see the choices that children are being given...

Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

[The "doomsday" machine], he points out, was never a truly autonomous doomsday device. "If there are explosions and all communications are broken," he says, "then the people in this facility can—I would like to underline can—launch."

Obligatory remarks relating to Dr. Strangelove are included. :^)

As seen on the Glenn Beck Show





Thursday, September 17, 2009

Plan 9

In honor of the worst film in history, someone is remaking it. :^)

Plan 9 Teaser Trailer from Darkstone Entertainment on Vimeo.



To learn more: Wikipedia's Plan 9 page.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fables for Adults

Thomas Sowell:
In a country where everything imaginable is bought and paid for on credit, why is it suddenly a national crisis if some people cannot pay cash up front for medical treatment?

Globalism vs. Americanism

Here's some sense from Pat Buchanan (someone who's almost as anti-Israel as Jimmy Carter)
Where they [CHINA] have tilted the playing field against us, let us tilt it back again. Transnational companies are as amoral as sharks. What is needed is simply to cut their profits from moving factories and jobs abroad and increase their profits for bringing them back to the U.S.A.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Basic Instructions

I laughed out loud. The last panel is the best. :^)

Ammunition shortage?

It may be your own fault for actually wanting more.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Bikebubba BLOCKED!!

BB, you've been blocked on my computer by my ContentBarrier software due to "Lingerie."

Hmmm... It's so intriguing! What are you up to?

"Mercy to the guilty...

is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith

Insight from Thomas Sowell.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

How sick was Ted Kennedy?

He not only had brain cancer, but seems to have had a major malfunction of longstanding in that regard:
Ted Kennedy enjoyed sharing Chappaquiddick jokes with his close friends – including his biographer, Ed Klein.

Do you believe this?

Here's what Klein told National Public Radio last week in an interview with Katty Kay, filling in for host Diane Rehm: "He would ask people, 'Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?'"

Klein said one of Kennedy's "favorite topics of humor was, indeed, Chappaquiddick."

I know. I know. You don't believe me. You think I'm making this up. So, please, don't take my word for it, listen to it for yourself.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rules for Radicals...

from Saul Alinsky:
RULE 1: "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." Power is derived from 2 main sources - money and people. "Have-Nots" must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)

RULE 2: "Never go outside the expertise of your people." It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don't address the "real" issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

RULE 3: "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy." Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

RULE 4: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity's very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

RULE 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

RULE 6: "A good tactic is one your people enjoy." They'll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They're doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid "un-fun" activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)

RULE 7: "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." Don't become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)

RULE 8: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up." Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

RULE 9: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists' minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)

RULE 10: "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive." Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management's wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)

RULE 11: "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative." Never let the enemy score points because you're caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

What's the name of the way to "lose" an argument?

Well, I think that Garry Trudeau did it:
(and Blogger downsized the pic)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Owner of Whole Foods speaks:

John Mackey:
... At Whole Foods we allow our team members to vote on what benefits they most want the company to fund. Our Canadian and British employees express their benefit preferences very clearly—they want supplemental health-care dollars that they can control and spend themselves without permission from their governments. Why would they want such additional health-care benefit dollars if they already have an "intrinsic right to health care"? The answer is clear—no such right truly exists in either Canada or the U.K.—or in any other country.
and, of course:
...Recent scientific and medical evidence shows that a diet consisting of foods that are plant-based, nutrient dense and low-fat will help prevent and often reverse most degenerative diseases that kill us and are expensive to treat. We should be able to live largely disease-free lives until we are well into our 90s and even past 100 years of age.
;^)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MSNBC & The Great Liberal Narrative: The Truth About The Tyranny of Political Correctness

An interesting bit of history and information from PJTV

Check it out (when you have 13 minutes)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just thinking

(no link)

This is true: there aren't more even numbers than odd numbers.

This may be true: there are at least as many odd numbers as even numbers.

This may be true: there are 2 more odd numbers than even numbers.

More likely to be true: there is at least 1 more odd number than even numbers.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yes, they all "evolve..."

Here's a nice interactive graph of the ideological scores of the various Supreme Court (US) Justices.

Most of them do "evolve" into more liberal lines of thought, apparently, but I like where Clarence Thomas is headed. :^)

(And, I do believe that "evolution" is the right term for it, too. ;^)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Pepsi is anti-God

Another good reason to drink Coca-Cola, instead!

:^)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Singing the praises of critical thinking...

Why we do what we do and why others don't or do, too.

The point is, ladies and gentleman, that criticism, for lack of a better word, is good. Criticism is right. Criticism works. Criticism clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit…


The last line makes the read worthwhile. :^)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Top 10 AGW Myths...

and links to refutations. (from an Aussie perspective)

10 TSUNAMIS AND OTHER DISASTERS ARE GETTING WORSE

9 OUR SNOW SEASONS ARE SHORTER

8 THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS DYING

7 CYCLONES ARE GETTING WORSE

6 THE SEAS ARE RISING

5 THE SEAS ARE GETTING HOTTER

4 OUR CITIES HAVE NEVER BEEN HOTTER

3 WE’VE NEVER HAD SUCH A BAD DROUGHT

2 THE POLAR CAPS ARE MELTING

1 THE WORLD IS WARMING

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I knew it!

Led Zeppelin is good! Rap is bad...

For bugs. Crickets. Mormon crickets to be exact.

They don't like the rock-n-roll and avoid it.

The town is saved by the young punks! Sounds like a teen-horror movie finale. ;^)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Barefoot?

I'm definitely thinking about it! :^)

Stronger, happier feet.

Cheaper, too!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

In times like these...

we may need to keep our eggs longer... From sale to sale, for instance.

The link refers to a study of egg preservation methods.

BTW, I'm out of pay, not necessarily out of work, just pay. They'll give me something like stock options for work until the company gets $s.

:^/

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Does it really matter...

when you're about to die? (A matter of keeping things in perspective. :^)

http://xkcd.com/123/

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Think locally, act globally!

An active septuagenarian shows that Florida's climate change is all about the local land use.

Monday, February 09, 2009

The love of a good woman

Loving your wife if Biblical. It also happens to be biological. This shouldn't be a surprise, but from the article just linked, you will probably be able to figure out what to do about it.

And, also in the news, the Muslims now have word from on high about how not to love your wife -- when she's misbehaving.

Let your wife know how much you love her today. Maybe on or before the 14th, too, but not specifically. ;^)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Trafficking

Over at arstechnica.com, they have a some information from the Denver area papers that show that increasing yellow-light times decreases red-light violations -- and probably, therefore, safety.

Hmmmm... But it would probably drastically reduce the amount of $s that they get in "red-light camera" ticket payments.

:^/

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I was concerned yesterday...

when I read that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) contained mercury (Hg).

It may have been a lot of noise without substance. Debunked here.

Now I can suck down my Cokes in peace. Ahhhh!

(Or pecan pie... Or... ;^)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

An important tip...

on the preparation of Nature's Most Perfect Food!

Regarding dough preparation, fermentation, and cancer prevention.

Enjoy!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Linux not very popular...

At least not for web browsing.

From the linked article:
[Apple's] iPhone also made significant inroads and claimed 0.44 percent versus 0.37 percent the previous month, and just 0.12 percent in December 2007. The handset still claims the title of the most popular non-desktop operating system and now has more than half the market share of Linux.