Friday, August 22, 2008

John Best: Is "Batshit" in the DSM?

Hating Autism: "How Neurodiversity and the Illuminati Will Murder Us"
Heeer's your tinfoil hat, John! None of us Neuro-Nuts have to shill for Big Pharma any more. You see, he's the perfect example of what sort of person believes the things he talk about, and talks about those who disagree the way he does.

We can all see you holed up in your Idaho compound, muttering about the International Zionist Conspiracy, fluoridation and mind control.

That is to say, he's a "Family Values Republican"

Oh, and he's also convinced that any vaccination plan to deal with a potential pandemic is one of the means by which "the Illuminati Will Get You."

Cue the theme from Twilight Zone.

I'm afraid I didn't get the memo, no doubt due to the fact that I'm on S.M.O.F's inactive list and of course, T.I.N.C has no actual mailing list.

But, alas, the Human Genome Project fairly much ruled out the possibility of eliminating "undesirable traits" from the population by eugenic approaches. Sadly, this includes stupidity.

John, what sort of person do you think is responsible for the most part for the human genome project, aside from these here tubes?

Fomer Sr. POW will not vote for John McCain

Why I Will Not Vote for John McCain:
"As some of you might know, John McCain is a long-time acquaintance of mine that goes way back to our time together at the U.S. Naval Academy and as Prisoners of War in Vietnam. He is a man I respect and admire in some ways. But there are a number of reasons why I will not vote for him for President of the United States."
Quite a number, all of them underlining things we have seen for ourselves. When there is no longer doubt, it's time to stop granting the benefit.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Shakes, Echidne, PortlyDyke and all, This Shirt's For You!

I was inspired to go looking for an illustration for Lysastrata, the famous Greek Comedy by Aristophanes regarding a novel stratagem to end a pointless war.

I was going to do my usual thing and hang a post on it. But at the risk of seeming as if I'm just trying to sell a (really cool and clasically hip) t-shirt, I don't think such a post would add anything but keywords for the engines.

So let it stand as it is. "Who Would Lysistrata Do" is one of the great Rhetorical Questions of our time.

BTW, if this shirt makes people call me a "Feminazi" - well, it's no worse than being called a "godless liberal," and a great deal funnier. So, go ahead; give us all a laugh. I don't look ANYTHING like Ann Coulter.

An Incredible lapse in judgement.

Clearly, it takes a particular combination of stupidity, arrogance and contempt for the intelligence of others to still be a Republican party member in Ohio. We won't even bother addressing the ethical aspects - if they aren't obvious, there's simply no point in pointing it out.
Mom, Can My Voting Machine Spend the Night? - The Lede - Breaking News - New York Times Blog: "Ohio is an election battleground state with perennial problems at the polls. So what have election officials in some precincts of the state been doing to keep their voting machines safe from tampering?

Taking the machines home with them and stashing them in their garages in the days before a big election.

If it sounds like something pulled straight out of an episode of Saturday Night Live, or Borat for that matter, it’s not. The practice has become so widespread that it even has a nickname, “sleepovers.”"

Appalled? Stunned? Amazed at the sheer amazing witless stupidity? Wait, it gets better!

Many local election officials who defend the “sleepover” practice say it makes it easier for them to transport the machines to polling sites, and that it allows them to keep an eye on the machines. But their critics call that nonsense, and argue that allowing people to take voting machines home with them — where they can access them at any time, and potentially hack into them — is the very definition of a security risk.
Look, any even vaguely credible review of the validity of electoral procedures would say that this completely invalidates the election itself. If this is not actually illegal, it ought to be, and it should be grounds for an immediate push to overhaul the procedures and fire anyone corrupt and or stupid enough to actually think this is defensible.

Not to put too fine a point on it, any candidate that supposedly wins under these conditions will never be trusted by anyone. If Obama does win, everyone will have to assume he's a Trojan horse candidate. If McCain wins, everyone will refer to it as a "selection victory."

We have barely enough time for the states to return to good old fashioned paper ballots - which may sound expensive, but if the alternate is the collapse of confidence in government, it would be cheap at any price.

The Price of McCain

t r u t h o u t | Is McCain Another George W. Bush?: "It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current president."

An interesting point. Something even more troubling occurs to me - that both his major donors and his rank and file supporters see this as a feature.

Obama's comment; "It's as if they were proud of being ignorant" needs to be pumped up a bit. There's no "as if" about it. They ARE proud of being ignorant, they conflate willful stupidity with patriotism and they are quite willing to destroy, by whatever means necessary, anything or anyone that tends to illustrate their wrong-headedness.

Two cities filled with living, breathing counter-examples have been struck so far, punished quite deliberately for their "godless libralism" following what may or may not have been contrived disasters.

That's the problem here, folks, it should be absolutely inconceivable that our government would or could consider or permit hostile action against it's citizens. It is not only no longer a fringe belief that they could or might contemplate it, it's become prudent to assume that at the very least they will be useless in a crisis, either due to manifest incompetence or direct willful action.

You can bet that if McCain is selected and placed in a position he cannot earn and is clearly morally or mentally unqualified for, it is statistically likely that it will lead to the loss of at least one more city via neglect or direct action.

Remember, considering everything that has gone on, if the right wing can nonetheless place McCain in power, they will know they can get away with anything.

They will be wrong, but the cost of proving it to them will be very, very high.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Colbert, Stewart Provide Better News Than O'Reilly, Dobbs

A new Pew Survey on News Consumption released yesterday reveals that viewers of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are more knowledgeable about current events than those who watch Bill O’Reilly, Lou Dobbs, Larry King, and the “average consumers of NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN, C-SPAN and daily newspapers.” Not such good news - but "barely familiar" is still better than "proud of being ignorant."

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cartright Dale is WAY too modest.

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Approval Ratings: The Public v. McCain
I created this ad to illustrate the kind of concept I'd like to see Obama's team develop.
Again, not claiming to match the quality of Obama's ad team here. :) But I think that it's a good message, and would work well on the disenfranchised former Bush supporters (or at least people who had neutral feelings about him early on), who feel like they know better know, and wouldn't make that mistake again. If the American people can "get it" about Bush, why can't McCain?


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Go show him some love. AFTER your rate this up, stumble it and digg it and all else you can think of. This is one hellaciously pointed GraphicTruth.

Ed Tinsley Beats Rep. Bachman for Worst Person

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Republican candidate Ed Tinsley was roundly booed at a local
candidate forum after making the outrageous accusation that his opponent,
Democrat Harry Teague, will cut the throats of our troops. Watch the video for yourself.

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This is what came in second for Keith.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) told the website OneNewsNow:

"[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that.

Third place is reserved for a police chief that wants to turn Manhattan into a gated prison for stockbrokers. I wonder what Snake Pliskin would have to say about that?

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