This is supposed to be a picture of Iran’s First Lady.
I assume she’s the glum one under the blanket, not the dufus with the facial hair and cheap suit.
But it really looks more like a caption contest waiting to happen.
My entry is: (singing) “Me… And my sha… dow!”
Well. It helps if you do the soft-shoe sound effects with it.
Feel free to use the comments section for your entries.
Steve McQueen + Google Maps = Awesome.
This article makes a very good case.
On the state of this miserable election, anyway.
He signed the stealth creationism bill, lowering educational standards in Luisiana.
Between that and his siding with radical feminists, I don’t see him as any great up and comer.
If there’s a next Ronald Reagan out there, he’s still running in stealth mode.
Because this guy, and at least five Supreme Court Justices, belong there.
NB: Before clicking the link, know that it contains a description of the young girl’s injuries. And there’s no nice way to describe them.
Ramesh Ponnuru’s post reminds me of something I was thinking after a meeting with some air traffic controllers. My natural inclination has been to “privatize everything”. But, clearly, there have to be limits. Ramesh writes:
When the private sector is competent to do something that the federal government is now doing, then the government should simply get out of the field and let the private sector do it. I would hand over mail delivery to the private sector, for example. When only the government can do something—provide for the national defense, for example—then the mechanisms it uses to achieve that goal should be determined by a range of practical considerations. In some cases, putting a job out to private-sector bidders may get the job done better and cheaper than having government employees do it themselves. But contracting out can have its downsides, too: It could, in some cases, create a powerful interest group that works against the public interest.
Ask any pilot how the privatization of the Flight Service Stations has gone. As I mulled this I at first thought that the key would be “infrastructure”. That’s why the government can do roads, air traffic control, etc. But now I think a better test might be the market: If there’s a natural market for something, as in the possibility of real competition, the private sector should do it and the government should butt out.
You shouldn’t have two militaries, sets of roads, or air traffic control systems, so you’re better off having the government do it. But the government should, it’s now clear, get out of the postal delivery business. There’s plenty of robust competition due, in no small part, to the transportation infrastructure.
So, a partial list of the things the market can do, and the government shouldn’t would be:
- Health Care
- Postal Delivery
The unionized, moronic, jackbooted goons in charge of the orwelian kabuki theater known as “airline security” are bad enough. Now customs officials are seizing laptops and cameras without cause.
The security value of the program is unclear, critics say, while the threats to business and privacy are substantial. If drives are being copied, customs officials are potentially duplicating corporate secrets, legal records, financial data, medical files, and personal E-mails and photographs as well as stored passwords for accounts from Netflix to Bank of America. DHS contends that travelers’ computers can also contain child pornography, intellectual property offenses, or terrorist secrets. (Emphasis added)
- Encrypt your hard drive before travel.
- Do a Carbonite backup before returning home and then wipe the drive.
- Eat a lot of beans before going through Customs, if you know what I mean.
This is just absurd.
So I’ll let one of his followers do it.
The Prophet Muhammad is the model we follow. He took ‘Aisha to be his wife when she was six, but he had sex with her only when she was nine.
Interviewer: When she was six…
Dr. Ahmad Al-Mu’bi: He married her at the age of six, and he consummated the marriage, by having sex with her for the first time, when she was nine. We consider the Prophet Muhammad to be our model.
Oh, he waited until she was nine. That’s OK then.
If your resume fit on the back of your drivers license you’d be tempted to pad it, too. May I suggest not doing it this way, though?
About 46 seconds into the ad, we are told that Obama “passed laws” that “extended healthcare for wounded troops who’d been neglected,” and in the usual manner of these political commercials we are given a little citation at the bottom. The citation reads “Public Law 110-181 1/28/08”. That law is the only federal legislation cited in the ad — the other two items mentioned were from the Illinois legislature.
Public Law 110-181 was the 2008 defense appropriations bill. It passed the Senate by 91 to 3 in January, with six Senators not voting. Among those six absentees was Barack Obama. So he cites a bill he didn’t even vote for.
So said James Randi. He wasn’t kidding. Here’s the nightmare story of what happened to one mom because the school board believed a psychic. A psychic.
Heads should roll for this. But they won’t. Because it’s a school board. That’s the plural of moron.
but not paying attention to him.
Quranic verses 3:28 and 16:106, as well as Muhammad’s famous assertion, “War is deceit,” have all led to the formulation of a number of doctrines of dissimulation — the most notorious among them being the doctrine of taqiyya, which permits Muslims to lie and dissemble whenever they are under the authority of the infidel. Deception has such a prominent role that renowned Muslim scholar Ibn al-Arabi declares: “[I]n the Hadith, practicing deceit in war is well demonstrated. Indeed, its need is more stressed than [the need for] courage” (The Al Qaeda Reader, 142).
but you can try.
Just because you have most of the media on your side doesn’t mean people are going to buy it.
“The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans – and many others believe scientists are exaggerating the problem, according to an exclusive poll for The Observer. The results have shocked campaigners who hoped that doubts would have been silenced by a report last year by more than 2,500 scientists for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”
Shockingly, almost two thirds think it’s just a scheme to raise taxes.
If Iran gets attacked, he’ll quit.
Nanosolar, of San Jose, CA, reports that they have a production tool with a 1GW/year capacity. That’s a single $1.65M tool which can crank out the equivalent of a nuclear power plant every year. Something tells me they’ll make more than one of these tools.
They plan to supply their wholesale market first, and have cheap solar panels available retail in 2009. I knew (through a very smart friend who has been tracking this because he wants to use it to charge his Tesla) this was coming which, combined with a lack of cash, is the main reason I haven’t gone solar at home yet.
It may be time soon.
But I hope this plaintiff wins big.
Debbie Schlussel finds, to nobody’s surprise, that the Hijab Two who were dissed by Obama have worked for pro-terrorist groups.
Note that even though you’d think that Obama is clearly the one they’d rather have win, since he’s the America-hating Marxist (oops, I meant to say Messiah of Change) in the race. That’s as opposed to the America-loving Socialist he’s running against. Anyway, the point is that they’ll go after anybody anytime if they think it suits their jihad.
It’s the very idea that we elect presidents that they’re fighting. Under Sha’ria there will be no voting.
Now a “scientist” wants to blame it for earthquakes.
I guess we should trust him since he has previously discovered and explained the purpose of existence of the entire Universe. This guy knows about everything.
This is absolutely fascinating. An experiment using E. coli has been running for 20 years. Scientists discovered the evolution of a major new trait and, because they kept samples of past generations, they were able to replay the process.
The replays showed that even when he looked at trillions of cells, only the original population re-evolved Cit+ – and only when he started the replay from generation 20,000 or greater. Something, he concluded, must have happened around generation 20,000 that laid the groundwork for Cit+ to later evolve.
I wonder how the Discovery Institute will squirm out of this one.
Here’s more info.
Those of us who are hoping for another Ronald Reagan to rise to party prominence appear to be in for a long wait. I had heard good things about Bobby Jindal, who was cleaning up the cesspool of Louisiana politics and cutting taxes. He’s mentioned approvingly as being on the short McCain Veep list. Then John Derbyshire points out that it’s hard enough to defend the Republicans to his liberal friends who call it the “snake handling party” without Jindal’s help.
Now Jindal seems to be forsaking his medical training in favor of superstition. I hope he does the right thing and vetoes the bill.
But, I fear, we’re in for a long wait.
“There are no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze Humor.”
This new direction for McCain is a good one.
Ten reasons to blame the Democrats.
Now if McCain would just drop this anthropogenic global warming hysteria and club Obama over the head with this issue, he’d win in a landslide.
I’m not holding my breath. I’ll need it to also blame the Republicans.
I guess that when you’re the worst president ever there’s no thug like a Marxist thug.
Messrs. Carter and Young would only countenance a settlement in which Mr. Mugabe, a Marxist who had repeatedly made clear his intention to turn Zimbabwe into a one-party state, played a leading role. Mr. Young, displaying the willful naiveté that came to characterize Mr. Carter’s mindset, told the London Times that Mr. Mugabe was a “very gentle man” whom he “can’t imagine … ever pulling the trigger on a gun to kill anyone.”
Contrasting with the low-brow punny, unserious title of this post is this highly-informed speculation on what to expect from the Supreme Court’s Heller decision.
and then there’s Hit by the Bus.
That’s what the Washington Post finds, straight-faced, in the Ninth Circus judge with an apparent conflict of interest – in an obscenity case.
“If you found this kind of thing in your kid’s bedroom you would wash your kid’s mouth out with soap,” said Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and law professor at Loyola University Law School. “Character counts for judges because they have so much power and affect so many people’s lives.”
Write your own punch lines, folks. I’m busy.