Sunday, March 04, 2007

Leggo my Bloggo

Pot, Kettle…
Newt Gingrich says that Hillary Clinton is “nasty.”

Our Ann Coulter Moment
"I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I - so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards."

See, she’s not calling a guy who’s not gay gay, and thinks she’s scored some kind of point. Or made a joke. Or something. Well, she got a rise out of Howard Dean anyway.

Race baiting
National debate: “Is Barrack Obama black enough?”

Black enough for what?

More race
The New York City Council, in its wisdom, has “banned” the use of what the media demurely call the “n-word” in public. And who uses the “n-word” in public most? Young black men, to each other. Great. A brand new way for police to hassle young black men.

Al Sharpton and Strom Thurmond
Rev. Al claims that discovering potential kinship with Strom Thurmond was “the shock of my life.” Oh, come now. Instead of brooding on the couch, if I were the Rev. Al, I’d show up at the Thurmonds: “It’s me! Cousin Al! Can I crash here for a while?” What are they gonna do, turn him away? He’s family!

Fired, resigned
Eight U.S. attorneys, fired abruptly by the Justice Department, suspect political motives. Congress is looking into it. Army Secretary Francis Harvey was forced to resign, in the wake of the growing outpatient scandal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. What is WITH this administration? Can these people do anything besides backstab rivals and brainstorm new ways to excel at incompetence?

Another case in point: Cheney We Hardly Knew Ye.
A Senior Administration Official recently gave an interview to reporters, on the condition that he be identified only as a Senior Administration Official. He then proceeded to couch his answers in the first person. “…And my point was that if we follow what I believe Speaker Pelosi really wants to do in terms of withdraw, that that would validate the al Qaeda strategy. I was very careful in those words I selected. I didn’t say ‘give aid and comfort’ to terrorists. I didn’t say ‘unpatriotic.’ I said it would validate the al Qaeda strategy,” said the Senior Administration Official. Hmmm. Who could it have been?

Weird neighbor.
My neighbor, who feeds feral cats in his backyard at night, by putting cat food on paper plates, which he places carefully on his back porch, from inside the house, with tongs, emerged from his house this afternoon. There were three empty paper plates on the porch. He looked at them, picked up ONE of them, and threw it in a trash can.

Second Life, again; John Edwards, again

From the John Edwards 08 Blog:
“Shortly before midnight (CST) on Monday, February 26, a group of republican Second Life users, some sporting ‘Bush '08’ tags, vandalized the John Edwards Second Life HQ. They plastered the area with Marxist/Lenninist posters and slogans, a feces spewing obsenity [sic] and a photoshopped picture of John in blackface, all the while harrassing [sic] visitors with right-wing nonsense and obsenity-laden abuse of Democrats in general and John in particular.”

Here’s a comment, from somebody who works for Linden Lab, creator of Second Life: “… I checked out the John Edwards HQ inworld, and looks like autoreturn is set to 1 min., and the Create Objects & Object Entry checkboxes are set to OFF too. Great move! Just so everyone knows, these are a feature available to any parcel owner in Second Life, and help undesired stuff from accumulating, including litter and malicious garbage. We also have Knowledge Base articles about this, so feel free to have a look and I hope with a better understanding of what these tools can do for you, you'll enjoy your Second Lives more.”

So if somebody “shits” on your “property,” enjoy it! It will be gone soon.

One of the perpetrators of this prank (so he claimed) also posted a comment, saying he did it for the “lulz.”

That was a new one on me. I found out that “lulz” is derived from “LOL.” So “I did it for the lulz” is a more opaque way of saying “I did it for the hell of it.”

He signed off his comment with “Enjoy your AIDS.” LOL!

More internet fun! With Legos! And socialism!

From TCS Daily:
“Some Seattle school children are being told to be skeptical of private property rights. This lesson is being taught by banning Legos.

“[T] students had been building an elaborate ‘Legotown,’ but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its destruction was an opportunity to explore ‘the inequities of private ownership.’ According to the teachers, ‘Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation.’

“The teachers … explored with the students concepts of fairness, equity, power, and other issues over a period of several months.

“At the end of that time, Legos returned to the classroom after the children agreed to several guiding principles framed by the teachers, including that ‘All structures are public structures’ and ‘All structures will be standard sizes.’

And don’t forget…
From Scientific American:
“Recently, however, our team at Microsoft Research has begun a quest to digitally chronicle every aspect of a person's life, starting with one of our own lives (Researcher Gordon Bell's). For the past six years, we have attempted to record all of Bell's communications with other people and machines, as well as the images he sees, the sounds he hears and the Web sites he visits--storing everything in a personal digital archive that is both searchable and secure.”

Soon, instead of trying to remember the name of the red-headed girl who sat behind me in 3rd grade, the name can be accessed at the touch of a finger! I can waste hours, days, weeks, years, Googling myself, and not have to remember anything at all.

Headline of the week
Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein

2 Comments:

Anonymous James Killus said...

Yes, but if Coulter had made the Edwards comment of Fox's "Half Hour News Hour," it would have been the funniest thing on it.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Coulter's comment is a bit inexplicable, but perhaps it's due to her inner second-grader (We all have them, but she seems to let hers have free rein). If that's the case, the explanation's simple: She likes Edwards, but she can't bear to admit it; so he's gay.

-D.E. :-)

2:24 PM  

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