Archive for December, 2014

laughing, ha ha ha, hee hee hee

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Looking about, I see this headline.

Three Reasons Why Putin Laughs At Impotent America

Sure, Despot he be, a KGB throwback who’s consolidated power wantonly and gleefully.  And yet… Powerless are we to do anything about Putin’s invasion into the Ukraine.  In part because… hm… hard to get Americans worked up.  We’re over here, they’re over there.

I was always fascinated by this line by America’s Castro lovers / sympathizers.  “He outlasted nine US Presidents”.  Sure did.  What a weak bunch, these American Presidents.  Willing to step down after a term’s over.

my typos are always interesting

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Curious, this shows up as a search phrase.  Someone looked this up on google.  Ended up on this page.

What does Toatalitarian mean

A mis-spelling, or quick typo.  Which would explain the logic of it coming up near enough to the front to get a hit.  And yet… google makes it a point to have the corrected version, meaning you have to take the effort to get the mis-spelling — click on the wrong term.

Interesting to see this come up… a book that…

In America we believe that rights are inherent. So we expand them until today they are toatalitarian. Now we are powerless to prevent out own destruction.

That’s American Liberal Democracy for you.  So bad that you can’t hire a proof-reader.

season’s greetings

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Suggestion number one:  Don’t make a race-related gag about “Black Friday”.

Suggestion number two:  Don’t make a race-related gag about “White Christmas”.

Seriously, I don’t want to get stuck as too “politically correct” (and in my experience the only thing worse than political correctness is political incorrectness), but … come on.

occupy your face

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

From the Oregonian daily pamphlet.

The crowds have included black-clad anarchists and a few Occupy-style protesters in Guy Fawkes masks.

Definition of “Occupy – style protesters”… guys in Guy Fawkes masks.  Gotcha!

zits anachronisms

Monday, December 1st, 2014

zits12114  Okay.  One question about this latest Zits comic strip.

… Other than… yeah, Big head as a kid, eh?

But no.  The year is 2014.  His friend Pierce is referencing Malcom, the “kid in Malcom in the Middle”…

(unless he’s referring to he youngest brother?)

The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, 2006.

Assuming these two are 15 year olds, was this their favorite show when they were 6, or did they enjoy the show in repeats?  And isn’t Jeremy’s outfit more indicative of a retro early 90s grunge or…

The comics page annoys me sometimes.

blue state. red state.

Monday, December 1st, 2014


The big social wedge issues that were benefiting the Democrats in what was in 2012 the “tipping point” state for Obama…

gay marriage and legalized marijuana.

Those issues apparently being settled, and the next issue that drove turn-out — Immigration — being politically botched by Obama (not issuing any executive orders before the election in order not to rock the boat in Colorado, and in order to help preserve Arkansas and Louisiana and etc) …

That explains Colorado.