Saturday, September 8, 2012

Moving Forward

Some times it is a pain in the arse to just keep going forward, especially if you are hypomanic as I am. I haven't abandoned any of my projects but today I'm in a slump and trying hard to get myself out of it, which is.... problematic to say the least. The change in personality isn't as bad as "real" bi-polar so people tend not to give it the same consideration which just makes it more of a nuisance. I'll have a news dump online tomorrow including some really out there science news I've been researching for most of the week though.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cardinal Shows His Faith

Last night Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the man some people call America's Pope, spoke in front of the DNC last night. I'm not a catholic (anymore) but even I found his sincerity touching, and the courage with which he spoke of the convictions of his faith and the American public touching. He showed an eloquence that would have served him well if he had gone in to politics instead of the clergy. What I liked best were his subtle digs though,  especially when he spoke about protecting the unborn.

Father Dolan has been one of the most visible and vocal protestors of new healthcare regulations which force religious institutions to provide medical insurance that covers abortion services. In keeping with his faith he he did not proselytize but he did make his position known last night with style and class, and for that reason I salute him. You can find the whole transcript of his closing benediction to the DNC here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Be The Best There Is

Or at least look badass, this site has instructions on making your own do it yourself claws so you can emulate the feral X-Man, Wolverine and do it on the cheap. The claws in the article look pretty good, and I'll admit this project could get a little rough if you don't have the tools or the know how, so I'm calling it an intermediate level project, but how sweet will Halloween be, with these as part of your costume, bub?

News Dump: Fake Conversions, God, And So Much More

The Democrats have made a centerpiece of faux-former-republican Maria Ciano. See the NewsBusters story on what a joke this lady is here. 

You can also read about how ABC buried coverage of people booing the obviously staged vote to reintroduce god and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in to the party platform here.

You can find a nifty program that simulates having a conversation with the infamous monster of Whitechapel, none other than Jack the Ripper at this site, which has some really interesting information on the worlds most famous unsolved serial murders.

Anne Coulter is in fine form as usual in her article about Chris "Tingles" Matthews covering for Obama and playing the race card on the president's behalf.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fake Bride Kidnappings

In some parts of Eurasia and Eastern Europe it is common practice to perform bride kidnappings, where a young man and his friends and relatives will quite literally abduct a bride for him. Now in Romania it has become chic to stage these events as a "fun" and "romantic" alternative to the traditional wedding ceremony the rest of us in the civilized world practice. Someone is going to get shot by a heroic and vigilant onlooker one of these days, and I will laugh.

Obama Can't Even Be Honest About himself

Terry Anderson, an african-american radio host in L.A. has put out a list refuting lies the President, below the list is presented as I found it, and a hat tip to Clash Daily for reposting the original list on their site here. Where I feel it is appropriate I have added my own commentary in italics.

1.) Selma March Got Me Born – NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 – Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google ‘Obama Selma ‘ for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.) ! ! What a shocker, the president played the race card right from the start, claiming his unique experiences as someone who was both black and white made him somehow qualified to lead the nation.

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had. With Fast and Furious and the way the president throws money at pet projects like Solyndra I can only say "like father, like son".

4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom – NOT EXACTLY; your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia Muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians’ homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter… Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian – NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and ‘Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.  Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. He is the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side.  While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya, his father’s family was mainly Arab. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s Arab, not African Negro). So his claims of black heritage are.... tenuous at best, it makes the way he has used his black identity to ostracize detractors even more calculating and cowardly, if you ask me.

7.) I Never Practiced Islam – NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.  4-3-08 Article ‘Obama was ‘quite religious in Islam” Between Jeremiah Wright and his Islamic upbringing is there any question as to why the president has such a problem with the concept of American Exceptionalism? Really?

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).
February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks); Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says ‘Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.’ Is this guy planning to become an imam when he leaves the white house?

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian – NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language. What did you learn except how to study the Koran and watch cartoons?

11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs – NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise); you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion – NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify – your classmates said you were just fine.

13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office – NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist. Just like so many of his credentials, his motivations seem to be entirely a fiction, there was more substance to the scarecrow in Wizard of Oz than this guy.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life – NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ’08 – NOT EXACTLY, despite saying, live on TV, which you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting ‘Present’ is Common In Illinois Senate – NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Miss-voted – NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your miss-vote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law – NOT EXACTLY; you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE. Another credential that amounts to about as much as a mesh umbrella in a hurricane.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer – NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill – NOT EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish. Taking credit for the achievement of others.... it calls to mind another quote of his, something something build that, I'll have to look it up.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill – NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records – NOT EXACTLY, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess – NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America – NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill. Either he is just dumb as a stump or intellectually dishonest and considering this list you have to know which way I am leaning on that question.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA – NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them. Canada is doing more to look after our economic interests than our own president. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot people.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism – NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction off Israel.

30.) I Want All Votes To Count – NOT EXACTLY; you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide – NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time. Of course, the president views himself as one of the elite, and it's hard not to see why, with the way the mainstream media fawns all over him. Elites always want power in the hands of the few, not the many.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself. Obama really seems to have a problem with basic math.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don’t Take PAC Money – NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it. Maybe he is confused, and thinks he is talking about money from pacman arcade games? Nah, that would make him almost as dumb as Biden.

35.) I don’t Have Lobbyists – NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad – NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq – NOT EXACTLY, you weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care – NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don’t have to buy it.

39.) My uncle liberated Auschwitz concentration camp – NOT EXACTLY, your mother had no brothers and the Russian army did the liberating. Now he is trying to get some of the glow of the greatest generation to rub off on him. Mythbusters may have proven you can polish a turd, but I'm not so sure about polishing up your image, Mr. President.

New Vocabulary

Philistard: Someone who has doubled down on stupidity by both being actively anti-intellectual and a dumbass. A corruption of philistine and retard.
Example: That philistard is trying to convince people that Collin Farrell should remake more classic Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, like "The Running Man" or "Terminator."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Woman Lets Her Kid Die Because She Is Depressed

 I'm trying not to hate humanity, but some days it is harder than others. I know my mom never had it easy, I was hyperactive, had a temper, and was too smart for my own good, and it makes me all the more thankful she raised me than the waste of skin in the story below, which originally appeared in the Daily Mail.

'I just got tired of always changing the sheets’: Military mom, 21, ‘let her toddler die because she was too depressed about her husband’s deployment’

  • Tiffany Klapheke, 21, charged with three felony counts of injury to a child after her 22-month-old daughter died
  • Autopsy found daughter lacked basic care and was dehydrated and covered in chemical burns
  • At time of death, child weighed only 17.5 pounds
  • Klapheke admitted that she should have taken better care of her daughter
Neglect? Tiffany Nicole Klapheke claims her military husband’s deployment left her too stressed to care for her three children.
A Texas woman who claims her military husband’s deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their three young children, one of whom died, remained jailed Friday in connection with their alleged neglect.
Tiffany Nicole Klapheke is charged with three felony counts of injury to a child in connection with her 22-month-old daughter’s death and the severe neglect of her two other daughters, ages six months and three years, Abilene police said.
Her toddler suffered from dehydration and malnutrition from a lack of basic care over a period of time, according to the preliminary autopsy report from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth.

Klapheke, 21, remained in the Taylor County Jail in Abilene with bonds totaling $500,000. She does not yet have an attorney, according to jail records.
The report also shows that the toddler weighed only 17.5 pounds and her body had chemical burns, indicating the child was exposed to human waste.

The toddler died at an Abilene hospital after being found unresponsive at her Dyess Air Force Base home Tuesday.
The woman’s two other daughters were treated for severe neglect at a children’s hospital in Fort Worth, about 150 miles east of Abilene. They were to be taken out of intensive care soon, Abilene police said.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bionic Eyes!

We are moving closer and closer to an amazing future, as an Australian woman received a bionic implant that restored some partial sight lost to a degenerative condition. The operation was performed at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and the implant was switched on a month after being put in (is installed an acceptable term in this case?) to make sure that it wasn't going to cause any health complications. You can read the full story here. Thanks to walkingdead at Nuking Politics for the heads up.