Thursday, April 29, 2010

Again With The Hilarious Day Wife...

DW(preparing to leave for the day): "You won't have to put up with me much longer."

Staghounds: "You sound like you're trying to get sympathy from your children before they put you in the old people's place"

"Listen, that might not be so bad for a little while. Get a book to read..."

"And they are all old, you could take them if they tried to cause trouble."

"They would be my b*tches. I'd have all the Ensure I wanted."

But later, she topped that-

Staghounds: "I think I'm going to take up drinking."

DW: "It doesn't help that much."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

HELLER Decision Causes Crime...

Yes, because before then D. C. was so safe. And I'm sure he will tell his boss "I was thinking, so glad I don't have a gun while I was rolling around on the pavement wondering if this breath was my last!"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

And I Thought It Just FELT Like The Earth Moved...

"Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes," which brings up two questions:

How much are we paying these Imams to make their religion look stupid?

Why isn't there a maintenance 6.7 Richter vibration at 19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Poor Taliban, They Kidnapped Jack Bauer!


Stop Press Tax Idea!!!!

As I said in my last post, I don't mind paying my Federal taxes. One thing I do to help with that is assign some specific purchase to my payment.

And a response from the multitalented and clever, yet charmingly quirky Nancy-"You can buy your own Marine?"- got me thinking.

You know that stupid "Preidential Campaign Fund" check off thing?

We ought to be able to designate where all, or a part, of our taxes go!

It would be simple, set up a list if a thousand or so departments, categories, and that sort of thing. Just fill in the code if you want to specify that your taxes go to Head Start, or the Lawrence Welk Birthplace, have at it! You could specify portions, and even Departments- 25% to the Transportation Department, 20% to Interior, 5% to the Fulbright Scholarship program.

And it has to go where it's designated.

What fun!

Undesignated money goes into the general fund just as it does now.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Just Paid My Federal Income Taxes...

I figure I bought about a quarter of one of these.

Best bargain on the face of the earth.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

RACIST New York Times!!!!

Alright, I would like to read a year's worth of the Dalai Lama's personal emails, or check the site visit log for India's Defence Minister.

But my favourite part of this article about a Beijing operated data spy operation has to be the blatant and totally hilarious racism:

one chink in computer security can leave many nations exposed.

True that, as they say. But this ignores other risks.

What if there are crackers in the keyboard?

Feel free to write your own.

UPDATE! It took them ten minutes to scrub the article, replacing "chink" with "gap"- and leaving one for that fourth letter.

(Fifty commenters failed to notice the racist slur. Good example, lefties!)

Tam made this screencap, thanks!

And it's already cited in science, India, and China articles all over the web. Good luck putting all those feathers back, you liars.

I don't like the insult.

I more don't like the double standard about insults, if (name of conservative, business leader, entertainer, or Republican) had said this the NYT would explode with righteous wrath. Self righteous, that is.

"Mr. Imus's slur was the kind of unalloyed racial insult that might not have passed muster on a low-watt AM station in the Jim Crow South."

I most don't like the memory holing of the word. When I went to journo classes, they always told us that the first duty was to truth. That's what makes trained journalists different, isn't it? Absolute commitment to truth?