Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Apparently this phrase is now verboten, untersagt & unerlabt as dictated by the Amerikanisch-faschistisches Wort Polizeii:

Tá sé Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Póg mo thóin!

[Images found here, here and here. Related Archived posts here.]

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Beware The Ides of Hot Links

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Ides” is a day of the month in the Roman Calendar that falls on the 15th in March, July & October, and on the 13th in other months. The word is derived from the latin idus, so I cranked up Google Translate. In English, idus means ides. Go figure.

In poverty-stricken communist Cambodia, women are beautiful when they’re bucket fishing and catching snakes.

From the ICYMI Department:
What if Hillary Clinton were male and Donald Trump were female during the Presidential debates? A political science professor at NYU intended to prove that sexism played a part in the 2016 Election, but the result of the experiment wasn’t what she or others expected. Supposedly they’re going to release a video of the full fauxdebate in costume, but I haven’t see it yet.

Cool 24-hour time-lapse from somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.

You ever read this short story by Jack London? No? Do it.

Trolls pwnd Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump live cam:

Shia LaBeouf was hoping to livestream his protest of Donald Trump for four years. But trolls kept crashing the party. After having his “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit shut down in both New York and Albuquerque, he moved it to an “undisclosed location” to keep it safe from trolls. But the trolls only said, “Challenge accepted.”

The 7 shortest rock songs to hit No. 1 on the charts. As far as I know, “Stay” by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs still holds the record, clocking in at about 1 minute 30 seconds.

Infinite Jukebox is cool. Choose a song you like that seems to end way too soon, and it messes with it indefinitely. It doesn’t just loop the recording, it turns it into a helix so you can listen to the song until you can’t stand it anymore. So I gave it a test run, plugged in another short hit: The Letter by The Boxtops, and got this unending version – click on “play.” I’m impressed [via].

BTW, Alex Chilton, the gravel-voiced lead singer on “The Letter” was only 16 when the 1967 hit song was recorded.

Meepzorp reports that some great bloggers have moved on:

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to some of our favorite long-time bloggers who have recently passed away:
Gerard Vlemmings: The Presurfer
Kevin Norman Gray: Nothing To Do With Arbroath
Mark Woods: wood s lot

I didn’t “know” them, but I’ve linked to their sites occasionally and they linked back. In the early days of this blog, they were inspirations. R.I.P.

Not sure who that guy is up on top? It’s Jim Peterik.

These poor destitute women and children fleeing persecution have been temporarily barred from entering the U.S.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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Just look at those starving and suffering poor crippled souls who are so impoverished that they had to leave their families, girlfriends, wives, children, parents and grandparents behind to fight and die for the countries they escaped from.

Via Executive Order, President Trump suspended immigration from 7 countries that support violent jihad: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria & Yemen. There are 50 muslim-majority countries (Pew Research Center, 2010) so…

86% of all muslim-majority countries are NOT affected by the immigration suspension.

For those who think this edict is outrageous, un-Constitutional and unprecedented, please read Article 1. Read the rest of the U.S. Constitution while you’re at it, including the Amendments. Sure beats watching “The View” for American history and practical math.

[Image from here.]


UPDATE:

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Two Different Presidential Cabinets.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Heh.

The .GIF Friday Post No. 469 – Capitol Storm, #MAGA & Daylight in Washington D.C.

Friday, 20 January 2017

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Congratulations to President Trump.

It will take years to clean up the national and global messes created and promulgated by his predecessor and the Democrat Party. May his decisions be wise, the results productive, and may we become a more prosperous nation for all. God Bless America.

[1st & 3rd .gifs found here and here. I stitched the 2nd together from here and here and modified them for snark only.]

Detroit’s Handicap-Accessible Sidewalks To Nowhere

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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Detroit’s in a financial mess but at least they’ve got curb ramps with truncated domes.

Consider the cost of this nonsense.

[(Demo + curb ramp + truncated domes) x 8 curb ramps per intersection x number of Non-Compliant intersections] x 1.2 for Union Wages = Some Serious Clams for a city with no money to be forced to provide handicap accessibility for ghosts.

In a city where poverty is high, schools are broken and crime is rampant, the federal government has forced Detroit to spend more than $50 million in the past decade for sidewalk ramps that often lead to nowhere.

Many of the nearly 35,000 ramps, which are for people with disabilities, are on inaccessible sidewalks or streets with no homes.

My guess is the construction cost per curb ramp is closer to $3500 apiece, not including striping, and it gave the Detroit Public Works employees something to do. On the other hand, it’s probably cheap insurance because the Americans with Disabilities Act is enforced via litigation and not local jurisdiction.

[Photo essay from here, via here. See Appendix D Page 43 for estimated costs.]

Saturday Matinee – Sha Na Na, The Broke Brothers & The Wailers

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Sha Na Na was best known for opening for Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, doing covers of early R&R and R&B hits, but they wrote some original songs as well. “The Vote Song” appeared on their album “The Night Is Still Young” in 1972, also a presidential election year, and if you replace “Nixon” with “Obama” in the lyrics, it still works.

The Broke Brothers‘ cover of the The Stone’s hit is an interesting take. It’s also an appropriate song that sums up my feelings about last Tuesday’s Election Day results.

As a resident of the People’s Republic of California, my vote didn’t count for anything, not even on the specious ballot measures, but at the same time I’m pleased that a certain someone will not become President.

The Wailers perform their classic 1977 hit “Three Little Birds” (sans the late Bob Marley) in 2014. For everyone on all sides of the political spectrum, this seems appropriate as well.

Have a great weekend, folks, and steer clear of the hooligans.

Worth pondering.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

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Off To The Polls – Election Day 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

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[Found in here.]

Out Through The Night And The Whispering Breezes To The Place Where They Keep The Imaginary Hot Links

Sunday, 30 October 2016

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This Sleep Graphic says I’m a parrot [via].

Toot Toot.

Serious Crowd Control.

This is kinda cool: WordPress Live Stats [h/t Thumbup].

11 Things NOT to Google. Some of the terms/phrases listed you definitely don’t want to search for, but these 5 aren’t too bad:

Bedbugs on a Mattress
Clock Spider
Coconut Crab
Peanut The Dog
Your Symptoms. This one doesn’t really count. It’s an advisory to see a doctor if you’re having medical problems.

As for the remaining 6 on the list… don’t do it. Please.

MSC Splendida plays Queen. Come to your own conclusions.

U.S. River Basins (contiguous states – no AL or HI).

Dad Jokes have long-term consequences. Pull my finger.

Jerks. Karma’s gonna gitcha.

It got this guy, too [via].

Heh.


And Karma’s also gonna get every one of those self-righteous condescending SJWs who harassed and attacked a 64 year old homeless woman JUST BECAUSE SHE VOICED HER OPINION.


[Top image is from this sketch by Mattias Adolfsson. Post title from here.]


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