Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pre-emptive strike?

Barack Obama has called for Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY/15) to "end his career with dignity."

[Direct link]
"I think Charlie Rangel served a very long time and served, uh, his constituents very well, uh, but these, uh, allegations are very troubling, and, you know, he's somebody who is at the end of his career, 80 years old; I'm sure that, uh, what he wants is to be able to, uh, end his career with dignity, and my hope is that, uh, happens."
The president made the remarks CBS Early Show anchor Harry Smith, and the interview will be broadcast this weekend, but a clip of Obama's response was broadcast on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric yesterday.

What does this mean?

I think Andrew Breitbart must have a video somewhere.

Is the left is trying to outsmart Breitbart by thowing each under the bus before a new video breaks? Even those that deserve it? If so, and if Breitbart succeeds in causing the left to self-destruct, even Frank J would forgive him.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Colored people.





Those are the words that at one time or another were the "correct" term used to refer to Blacks in the U.S. during my lifetime. These words were used by Black, Whites, and others. Rural people. City people. News broadcasters. Newspapers. Everybody.

Today, African-American is the "correct" term, even though it's a stupid term. Stupid because it only applies to Americans.

What about a Black who's from Canada? African-American-Canadian? That's stupid. African-Canadian? Stupid.

Or from Britain? African-American-Briton? That's stupid. African-Briton? Stupid.

Or a country in Africa? African-American-African? I mean, African could mean someone like Graeme Smith (the cricketer), couldn't it? He's from Africa, after all. And White. So, a Black from an African nation? African-African? Stupid.

No, the "African-American" label is ... wait for it ... jingoism. If it's important to reference the race of someone, and they're from the US, African-American is a stupid phrase.

The trick is ... is it important to reference the race of someone? Well, yes, sometimes, it is. But not often.

But, when it is, we need to have some sense about what we say. Negro is actually correct. Just like calling me a Caucasian is correct. But some don't like it. Okay. Fine. Come up with a better term. Black works. Calling me White is fine, so Black makes sense to me.

But, someone might not like that. Fine. Like I said, come up with a better term. But do put some thought into it. Don't come up with something stupid. Like African-American. Come up with a phrase that doesn't exclude non-Americans.

After all, people in other countries are people too.

Most of them, anyway.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A mongrel people?

Did Barack Obama actually call Blacks "a mongrel people?"

Why, yes. Yes he did.

I grew up in southeast Georgia, where Blacks comprised nearly 40% of the population during the 1960s and 1970s. It's down to around 30% statewide today. So, unlike most Whites in the home states of Barack Obama and Daniel Inouye (1.6%), Nancy Pelosi (6.1%), Harry Reid (6.4%), or Howard Dean (0.6%), I actually grew up going to school with, playing with, going to church with ... Blacks.

I've never considered Blacks a mongrel people. Still don't, despite what the president says.

And I haven't changed my opinion of Barack Obama, either. He is a jackass.

More comments at IMAO...

Solving the printer problem

Last week, we survived a trip to North Carolina. While we were there, Wife took some pictures. Lots of pictures.

When we got back, she wanted to print some out as refrigerator magnets. She's done that before, and likes doing her own photos as magnets rather than buying souvenir magnets at a gift shop.

She picked up some magnet sheets and prepared to print out some magnets. That's when she noticed the words "ink jet" on the package.

That meant that we couldn't use the laser printer. So, time to break out the inkjet printer, right?

Well, we haven't used it in over two years. So, that meant buying new ink cartridges ... and that meant spending nearly 70 dollars.

And hooking it up to the network, which means pulling out the print server connector. Which I really didn't want to do.

Then, it hit me: I've seen printers less than 70 dollars. Including one from Lexmark that was on sale for $39.00 (it's a little more than that now, but still at a good price).

So, rather than spend nearly $70 on ink, I spent around $40 on a photo-quality wireless printer with ink.

I'm thinking that when the ink runs out, I'll trash the printer and buy a new one.

I can hardly wait for cars to get so cheap that when they run out of gas, I can do the same thing.

Follow a link, buy a ticket, do some good

John Hawkins at RightWingNews sent out a request. He's asked bloggers -- of which he thinks I am one -- to link to a post for a good cause ... and there's the possibility of prizes for the bloggers. But more about that in a minute. Right now, here's the information about the raffle and the cause it's supporting.

The Society Of St. Vincent De Paul is giving away 4 days in New York, a $3000 shopping spree, and a meeting with Bill O'Reilly, two tickets to a Yankees/Rays game at Yankee Stadium, two tickets to a Broadway show, and dinner at Bobo Restaurant with celebrity chef Patrick Connolly. Other prizes include a trip for two anywhere in the continental USA, two tickets to the Super Bowl, two tickets to the Major League All-Star game, and $1000 furniture shopping spree at Weekends Only.

Not a bad list of prizes. And the cause is a good one:
  • Utility assistance, medications, medical transportation, car repairs, cars to the working poor, home repairs, free legal assistance, free budget assistance, hospital visits, prison visits
  • Housing for homeless veterans and people with mental disabilities
  • Aid for those who have been downsized, lost their jobs, suffered through a divorce, a foreclosure
  • Food for the needy through 83 food pantries
  • Furniture, clothing, household goods for those in need through our Thrift Stores
  • Home visits to comfort and aid those who are suffering
Now, I want to let you know that he's giving away a raffle ticket to a blogger. So, there's a drawing for a ticket to a drawing.

Next, I want to say that I won't win the raffle ticket. Not because of long odds. But because if I do win the raffle ticket John's giving away, I won't keep it. I'll give it to someone who follows the link from this blog and buys a ticket. So, there's no ulterior motive for me. However, there's that extra incentive for you.

So, head over to RightWingNews and follow his links to Society Of St. Vincent De Paul. Even if you don't win, the cause is worth it.

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it

Jan loved her job. Sure, no job is perfect, but she really, really liked this one.

Jan ran Division 48 at a large corporation. She had a lot of people that depended on her doing her job right. And not everyone in the division liked how she did her job. But most did. And the Division was doing a lot better than many of the other divisions in the company. Jan was satisfied that she was doing a good job.

That morning, like many mornings, she noticed some strange people on the floor. Like every other morning, Jan had parked in the garage, walked to the employee entrance, swiped her badge, and entered the building. And, again this morning, she noticed that there were people wandering around the building who didn't have a company badge.

She discovered that, while the door she entered every day was working, not every door to the building worked properly. Not that the doors wouldn't open or allow people to entered with a badge swipe. No, the problem was that the doors would open without a badge swipe. And people from the company next door would walk into the building at will. And people from other companies could just walk in at will. And people who wandered the street would just walk in at will.

There was a desk at the main company entrance -- a public area -- where other people could enter the building and wait in line at the security desk. There were also security doors required a badge swipe on each floor of the building adjacent to a public area. Not every division was adjacent to a public area, but many were. Including Jan's.

Jan sat at her desk, wondering how to handle the situation, as she had done for many days. This morning, though, Jan reached a decision. She opened Outlook and scheduled a meeting.

The meeting went well. Not everyone agreed with the decision. But Jan had decided that someone from her division would be stationed at the security door, checking anyone who wasn't from the company, ensuring that visitors had a visitor's pass.

Jan sent the memo around, copying the other 49 divisions, plus corporate headquarters, about the policies that were being implemented at the security door between Division 48 and the public area.

Minutes later, the phone rang. It was Eric. He oversaw the security for the company. And he wasn't happy.

Jan explained that security was a problem on the floor, and that Corporate Security wasn't doing its job. Eric said that his group was doing just fine thank you very much. His people had more important things to do than stand by the door outside Division 48.

"Like what?" Jan asked.

"Have you seen how many people are putting plastic in the paper recycle bin?" Eric responded. "It's a full time job keeping people from mixing paper and plastic. We don't have time to fix the security doors and man the floors looking for people without badges."

Jan sighed. "That's crazy, Eric. We have serious security issues at the company, and if you won't or can't do your job, my division will do it where we can."

"We'll see about that," Eric said. And the call ended.

Susan concluded her meeting with Eric and Jan. She told Jan that people in her division could do some of the duties outlined in her memo. But some of the items crossed the line because they fell into Eric's area of responsibility.

Jan would comply. Susan didn't run the company, but her ruling would stand for now. Jan would appeal.

She just hoped the company would stay solvent until the security doors and processes were fixed.

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Be prepared ... to be ignored

A Scout is:
  • Trustworthy,
  • Loyal,
  • Helpful,
  • Friendly,
  • Courteous,
  • Kind,
  • Obedient,
  • Cheerful,
  • Thrifty,
  • Brave,
  • Clean,
  • Reverent
Oh, and not as important as a daytime TV show.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Not thinking things through ... as usual

Massachusetts has joined the list of liberal states that have passed the "National Popular Vote" bill. That's the movement to do away with the Electoral College from within. It's awaiting the governor's signature. Under the plan, whoever wins the nation-wide popular vote for president gets all of a state's electoral votes.

For example, if Candidate A wins the popular vote nationally, Candidate A gets Massachusetts' electoral votes, even if Candidate B wins the popular vote in Massachusetts.

And, if enough states do this -- say a group of states that have a combined electoral total of 270 votes or more -- then regardless of what other states do, if someone gets the most votes nationwide, that candidate will become president. Unlike in 2000, where the official tally of counted votes showed Al Gore with a half-million vote lead, but fewer electoral votes than George W. Bush.

Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington -- states with a total of 62 electoral votes -- have already passed laws like this. Massachusetts, if the governor signs the bill, would bring the electoral total to 74. All voted for Democrats in every election since 1988.

But is this "National Popular Vote" bill a good thing to do? Is it a smart thing to do?

Most of the opposition to this movement focuses on the example I gave earlier. If it had been in place in those six states at the time, the electoral votes in all those states would have been different (in other words, for the Republican) in 1988 and 2004. And for at least one of those states in 1980, 1972, and 1968. In other words, every election won by a Republican in the last 50 years, excepting 1988 (when Reagan won all those states) and 2000 (where the official total gives the Democrat the most popular vote).

But there's another thing wrong with this: it's simply not workable. There are 51 different sets of laws on how to count the votes in each state (and the District of Columbia). If there are irregularities in a state, but the irregularities are so small they won't change the winner of that state's election, the irregularities are not as urgent.

For example, if New York votes for the Democrat by a margin of, say, a million votes, and there are irregularities that could affect a half-million of those votes, what's the big deal? It won't change the outcome, just the details of the outcome. And, in the same election, California is in the same situation. That's a potential of a million votes that could, nationally, throw the total popular to the Republican.

Will Massachusetts law force New York and California to recount so they can be certain who got the most votes nationally? No.

Which means that this whole "National Popular Vote" movement is replacing an imperfect system with another imperfect system.

Is it a better imperfection, though? No. Because, even with all the issues that there have been in some states regarding recounts and uncounted absentee ballots, this idea automatically makes an issue with a few states an issue with 50 states. If one state were to even care what another state wants.

All of the states that are doing this regularly vote for Democrats. Which fits. They didn't think this whole "National Popular Vote" thing through. And they don't think their own votes through. Or they wouldn't vote for Democrats to begin with.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My GPS tried to kill me

Last week, Wife and I spent a few days in North Carolina: 2 days at Asheville, and 2 days in a cabin near Chimney Rock.


Because between Asheville and the cabins, the GPS decided it wanted to kill me.

The cabins weren't actually at Chimney Rock, but off Clear Creek Road, which is off Chimney Rock Road, which between Chimney Rock and Hendersonville. Sort of like this:

The safest way to leave the east side of Asheville and reach the cabins would be to take US-74 to Bat Cave, then take Chimney Rock Road toward Hendersonville, then make your way to Clear Creek Road.

But, the GPS didn't want me to do that. It had another route in mind. And, since it's a fancy GPS machine that uses satellites and everything, I put my life in its hands. It decided to send me up Grant Mountain Road. Which looks okay for the first half-mile or so. Then, it really gets ... like a mountain road. Like you can see on this actual photo of the GPS screen:

And it was like that for most of the 5 miles we were on that road. But, thankfully, we made it to the turn-off to another road.

A one-lane gravel road:

We finally made it through that, and got to the cabins only 15 minutes late, as opposed to 30 minutes early (which is what I thought we would have done).

The next day, the GPS was still copping an attitude. We drove into Hendersonville to so a little shopping (Wife was there, too, remember?). We just drove what we thought was the correct route. We made it without using the GPS, but I realized I took a wrong turn and ended up taking longer than we needed to. So, when we headed back to the cabin from Hendersonville, I fired up the GPS again.

The GPS found a different way back. Including roads with names like Beehive Road. Only, it found a shortcut. It took me off Beehive Road onto Laughter Lane and Canary Lane. Only, Laughter Lane and Canary Lane aren't really roads. They're more like paths that run through people's yards. Really.

Imagine a gravel road. A one-lane gravel road. That hasn't been maintained. So now grass is growing up in-between what are now gravel ruts. And the grass is in bad need of cutting. And this gravel-rut road runs through people's yards. Beside clotheslines and Big Wheels and such. And people sitting on their back porch looking at you trying to remember if the shotgun is loaded and which of the kids to send after it.

It's sort of like that. And by "sort of like" I mean "exactly like."

We made it back safely. Mostly by not taking any more side trips anywhere so the GPS could have another opportunity to kill us.

Monday, July 19, 2010

As long as everyone else is playing the race card...

That racist organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is, to use a phrase, the pot calling the kettle black.

Oh, wait. Is that racist?

Oh, well.

Anyway, the NAACP (Nitwits Aiming to Always Cause Problems) is -- surprise -- calling some other group racist. The TEA Party, for instance. Only, that racist organization (the NAACP) has been caught -- again -- showing it to be, well, a racist organization.

Or so it would seem to thinking individuals. But the enlightened know better.

For those that didn't get it the first time I ran this, here's a brief primer of what is racist, and what isn't.

Here (repeated from March 2008) is What You Can And Can't Do:

You can do this:

You cannot do this:

Any questions?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hell in a hand basket. A pretty pink hand basket.

You've seen the picture of Jesse Thornhill, haven't you? You know, the guy that tried to run over his landlord in Tulsa?

Some picked up on this passage from the story:
Tulsa Police say 28-year-old Jesse Thornhill tried to run down his landlord in his '96 Ford Windstar van Tuesday evening in the 1200 block of South Delaware Place.
Yes, he was driving a 1996 Windstar.

But that, I can understand. You have to make the most with what you have. He had a Windstar and a landlord that needed running over. What else do you do? Run over your landlord with your Windstar, of course. It's not like he had a fleet of other vehicles. Or, if he did, a Windstar is a better choice than a smart car.

A Windstar has many useful features. He could use it for moving bodies, or several body parts. He could transport several other tattooed freaks to the Dairy Queen or to the nearest altar in the woods. You want to make fun of the Windstar, but there could be legitimate uses for a Windstar.

What I don't understand, though, is the pink shirt.

Having a single vehicle and that vehicle being a '96 Windstar is reasonable.

But, seriously? A pink shirt? He didn't have any other shirt? And why would he have a pink shirt?

Maybe my prejudice is showing. I don't own a pink shirt. I supported Goldwater in 1964, and no one who supported Goldwater owns a pink shirt. I wasn't old enough to vote for Goldwater, but still, I wanted those over 21 (18 in Georgia and Kentucky) to vote for Goldwater. And I didn't own a pink shirt. Then or now.

How can anyone who looks like Jesse Thornhill expect to be taken seriously while wearing a pink shirt? The landlord wasn't injured. Unless he pulled something while laughing at Jesse's shirt.

I don't know what this country is coming to. Sparkly vampires, pink-shirted demons, community organizers in the White House. It's like Stephanie Meyer is writing the script. And if we don't get our act together, in the future, people will be reading The Short Second Life of the United States (Obama Saga).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Understanding the left

Anyone with any sense can see that Barack Obama is an incompetent idiot.

Of course, anyone with any sense would have known this before the election.

So, how did Obama get elected to begin with? And why do so many people, despite all the facts, still cling to him?

College football.

No, really. Think about it. Some people are fans of college football. Some go nuts about it. About their favorite team. And it's scarily similar to the way some people are about Barack Obama.

Here in the south, college football is king. Georgia fans love UGA and hate Georgia Tech. Tech fans love the Ramblin' Wreck and hate the Bulldogs. It's like that in every state. Alabama vs Auburn. Florida vs FSU. Mississippi vs Mississippi State. Southern California vs UCLA. It's like that all over, and at all levels of college football.

Then, you have interstate rivalries. Georgia and Florida fans hate each other. Ohio State and Michigan are that way, too. Texas vs Oklahoma.

Now, imagine for a minute if suddenly, say, my team, the University of Georgia, was shown to have committed every NCAA violation there is. And, the school lost accreditation. And the football team went 0-11.

Would I suddenly become a Georgia Tech fan? Or a Florida fan? Or an Auburn fan?

No, I'd still have that UGA tag on my car (or would have, if someone hadn't broken it when they backed into my car).

Now, take the same scenario, but make the schools on the other side of the country: Washington vs Washington State. What would a Washington fan do if his school committed every NCAA violation there is, lost accreditation, and the football team went 0-11? He'd be unhappy, but he'd be a Husky fan still.

Ohio State vs Michigan. Same thing. No matter what happened, no matter what the facts show, the Buckeye fan would still be a Buckeye fan. The Wolverine fan would still be a Wolverine fan.

And that's how Obama followers are.

Only, here's the thing: as a football fan, I'll joke about how college football isn't a matter of life and death; it's so much more important than that. I'll joke about how the top religious groups in Georgia are, in reverse order, Methodist, Baptist, and Bulldog.

The thing is, I know it's just a game. I know the Bulldog Nation means nothing next to the Family of God.

Obama followers? They're a lot like college football fans. Only, the presidency is a matter of life and death. Ask any soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine.

The presidency and the direction of this country isn't a game. Football is a game. Politics is serious business.

Obama followers have the loyalty down pat. But, it's misplaced. They're following a man, not a principle.

When it comes to college football, I'll get on some other UGA fans' nerves when I cheer for Georgia Tech against an ACC opponent. They'll pull their hair out when I cheer for Florida in a bowl game. But, as much as I am a fan of UGA, I'll cheer for the other teams in the state. And for the other teams in the conference.

I'm a football fan. I express it through UGA.

Politically, I'm a conservative. I express it through, well, blogging. And voting. And by political donations.

I didn't agree with everything Ronald Reagan did (primarily, pulling out of Lebanon was a bad idea). I didn't agree with everything George Bush did (primarily, the first bailout). But I'm not tied to an individual. I'm tied to a conservative philosophy of self-reliance and personal responsibility, backed with Christian beliefs.

Obama followers, and most on the left, blindly follow their leader, parroting what they're told, and ignoring the facts that contradict their version of reality, as explained to them.

They're like rabid college football fans. But it's not a game. And they don't understand that.

As long as we understand that about them, we'll be able to get by.

I just hope like hell that, come November, they think it's spring break and go on vacation overseas. And stay there.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cartoon: Poll-ish joke

[Source: Michael Ramirez]

Cartoon: Common Denominator

Sometimes, a cartoon sums it up better than any amount of words can:

[Source: Bob Gorrell]

I failed to make the cut

Harvey regularly posts lolbama and lolterizt posts at IMAO. They iz teh funneh.

If you're not familiar, they are similar to the lolcat pictures, but focused on either Obama or terrorists (but I repeat myself).

Sometimes, I'll play along. But, my submissions don't always make the cut. Sometimes, it's because someone else submitted something similar. Sometimes it's because he got too many and, since I also blog semi-regular at IMAO, I'll get pulled. And, sometimes, my submissions just plain suck.

Anyway, Harvey's latest edition of lolbama is up. And my submission didn't make the cut. I'm not complaining; the submissions this week were excellent. As always.

But, when I get rejected, I'll sometimes post my rejected submission here. Because the standards here aren't nearly as high as over at IMAO.

Minister of Silly Policies
[reference links]

See? It's not quite up to speed with the others. But, considering I came up with it, it's not the worst thing I've ever done.

Playing cards. Race cards.

The circus was in the area this week. Oh, wait, it was just Al Sharpton. Different clown entirely.

How did Sharpton's appearance work out? Great, as far as I'm concerned. His candidate lost.

Speaking of crazy racists calling other people racist...

The NAACP was visited by Michelle Obama, who said the group must "increase its intensity." They did that by calling the TEA Party racist. They actually said "elements"were racist. And, of course, by elements, they mean "white people."

Just who are these Colored People that National Association is looking to Advance? Of course, if they changed their name to the current "correct word/phrase" for blacks, they'd be the NAAAA. Which might not be a bad idea. Sounds like a bunch of sheep, mindlessly following their shepherd. Or Judas goat.

But maybe NAACP is right after all: National Association for the Advancement of Calumniation and Prevarication. Yeah, that fits.

Of course, all these lies and racism from the NAACP is beginning to confuse me. The NAACP is repeating lies about others and using race as a rallying point. Didn't they also do that in the 1930s? Or was that NSDAP? It's getting harder and harder to tell the difference.

Now, it seems that the TEA Party isn't the only racist group. Al Qaeda is racist. This is after an attack in Africa. I suppose the blacks killed in the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. were simply killed because they were around a bunch of white people. Ditto for the blacks killed in the 7/7 attacks in the U.K.

Suddenly, Al Qaeda is racist. Does this mean that the administration will take the war on those terrorists seriously now? Or does it just mean that Eric Holder will sue Al Qaeda?

I'm hoping the former, since, in the left's mind, this charge of Al Qaeda being racist makes them almost as dangerous as the TEA Party.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rehabilitating Mel

It must suck to be Mel Gibson right now. And I say "right now" because at one time, it was great to be Mel Gibson. Or so it seemed.

He had a bunch of hit movies. Like Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2 and Lethal Weapon 3 and ...

Actually, he had a lot of hit movies ... as well as some not so hit movies.

But, for a while, he was golden.

Now, not so much. First, there was his drunk driven arrest about four years back. Now, there's the audio tapes (more than one) of his argument with his girlfriend. You usually have to attend a cabinet meeting featuring both Rahm Emanuel and Joe Biden to get that much crazy and profanity in one place.

Right now, if you read the news, Mel Gibson is seen at Satan incarnate. And, though he's a talented actor, director and screenwriter, it seems that his career might be over. Unless he can be rehabilitated. But, is that possible? I think it might be.

It will be tough, though. Giving money to save the rain forest won't work. He's done that. Give millions to help sick children? Done that. No, that's not nearly enough.

So, what would it take to rehabilitate Mel Gibson?
  • The promise to not make Mad Max 4.
  • The promise to not make Lethal Weapon 5.
  • The promise to not make What Women Want II.
  • Claim an oil spill that occurred 457 days after George Bush left office is Bush's fault.
  • Claim a terrorist attack that occurred 234 days after George Bush took office is Bush's fault.
  • Declare 9/11 an inside job.
  • Make a movie with Hugo Chavez.
  • Call the Tea Party "too white" then call for the only black on the Supreme Court to resign.
  • Drug and anally rape a 13-year-old girl.
  • Hang around a polling place with a bat, threatening to kill some crackers.
Perhaps this would be enough to return Mel Gibson to everyone's good graces.

Is he crazy? Yeah, probably. But, he's not the right kind of crazy. He needs to be batsh*t crazy, barking moonbat crazy, to get his career back.

I'm not sure it's worth it.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Deep Space Nine: The Mission

Yes, Major?

We just received a communique from Star Fleet.


Um, you're not going to believe this, Commander, but...

Let me tell him, Nerys.

Somebody tell me already!

Star Fleet just sent word of a mission change.

Well, this war with the Dominion is a rough fight. We're going to have to make changes from time to time...

Sir, this change is ... unsettling.

So, what's the change. Are they moving the Defiant to another location? Are we not heading back into the Gamma Quadrant? A suicide mission to Cardassia Prime? What is it?

Nothing like that at all, Benjamin.

So, what is it, Old Man?

The Federation president has changed to the primary mission of Star Fleet to ...


Our primary mission ...


Sir, our primary mission is now ... outreach to the Jem'Hadar.


Outreach to the Jem'Hadar, Benjamin.

Outreach to the Jem'Hadar? The very ones who have attacked us, killed us, fought for our destruction? That Jem'Hadar?

The Federation president says it will improve relationships by focusing on Jem'Hadar outreach instead of Star Fleet's traditional role of exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizatons...

I'm familiar with our mission, Major.

Our former mission, Commander.

No, this isn't right. There's no way that the Federation president would issue such an order. The United Federation of Planets would never allow such stupidity from its president.

It's true, Benjamin. We've confirmed it.

Well, we'll begin making initial preparations for this, but I can't believe it'll stand. We'll keep current mission plans in reserve, ready to revert to them when the Federation comes to its senses.

Yes, sir.

Why would the president do such an asinine thing?

I don't know, Commander. But I imagine some in Section 31 will say it's because his middle name is "Weyoun."

UPDATE: More comments at IMAO...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Updated Jimmy Buffett songs

I have 178 Jimmy Buffett songs on my iPod. That's over 11 hours of music. Many of them were purchased from iTunes, but others came from CDs I purchased. No borrowed CDs. No downloads from "free" music sites. Straight up, honest purchases. Jimmy Buffet has made money on me.

Why? Because I like the music.

Which is why I was a little disappointed when Buffett made that dumbass statement blaming George Bush for the oil spill in the Gulf. But, that's how some people think. Or don't think, but parrot what other people say. Maybe that's why Buffett's followers are called Parrot Heads.

Anyway, on teh Twitters today, I wondered if some of his songs might be updated to reflect his new injection of politics into his shows...
Again, I was disappointed. But not surprised. Maybe if Jimmy Buffett remembered what it was like to have to plan who would get the peanut butter, he'd remember what real life is like. And it's not being an Obama Head.