Archive for July, 2012

Is Hindsight Really 20/20?

Posted: July 31, 2012 by veeshir in Random Crap

I don’t think so. You know, except my 20/20 hindsight.

What makes me think of this is that I’ve been reading Churchill’s history of WWII for the last few years. I pick up a book, read ii for a week or two, put it down for a month or more, pick it up again…. I’m up to getting ready to put book 4 down for a while.

This got long so it’s below the fold.

I’m writing this because I really can’t force myself to write about politics. Obama and his Chicago Machine have been too horrible to really pay attention to and while I’ll vote for Romney, I’m not going to pay attention to what he says until then, I just don’t want to know.

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Yelling at Bumperstickers

Posted: July 30, 2012 by veeshir in Filthy Hippies

Fighting for peace is not like fucking for virginity.

It’s like killing rapists for virginity.

Stupid hippy.

I’m not the first one to think it, but I just wanna get a post I can refer back to while laughing at the painfully transparent and easily predictable Minitrue.

We’ve been in a “recovery” since right around late January, 2009 even though the numbers have sucked throughout.  In that example, the NY Post is talking about “double dip recession”. How many double dip recessions does it take before you’re in a depression?

When Bush was Emmanuel Goldstein, a “jobless recovery” was a cause for tut-tutting.

While Obama has been God-President, the jobless recovery is a good thing, what with all the funemployment and extended food stamps for all.
Under Obama, over 8% unemployment is ignored, while the actual numbers (including those who have given up) are way over 10 and that’s not just ignored but verboten to even mention..

Under Bush, at under 5% unemployment, those who had given up were mentioned an awful lot.

Which is even more egregious considering that 5% unemployment is pretty much full employment.

All the people who want a job can get one. So the ones who “gave up”, just didn’t want to either work or move to where their work was. Now people just can’t get jobs.

So if Obama loses in November, we’ll be in Depression by around late January to early February. Count on it.

We’re all gonna be doomed if Romney doesn’t fix in 2 weeks what it took Obama 4 years to break.

Never bring musketeers to an artillery fight

Posted: July 29, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Uncategorized

I may or may not have downloaded Age of Empires III and rekindled my crippling addiction to strategy games…may.

Veep pick poll

Posted: July 29, 2012 by socklessjoe in Fun with Elections

The question is who will Romney pick, not who he should pick.

I admit to editorial prejudice in selecting the options, presented in alphabetical order.  The very tip-top tier is said to be Portman, Pawlenty, and Ryan.  I put in Jindal because he’s extremely competent, he understands Medicare better than just about anybody, and Romney would be foolish to dismiss him.  I’m putting in McDonnell because Romney could sure use some help in Virginia, and McDonnell surely wouldn’t hurt him with the base.

Notable omissions –and feel free to vote “other” and complain in the comments– Rubio and Rand Paul.  I think Rubio is a smidge short on experience, and will irritate the base with his immigration policy.  On the other hand, a truly balanced (not “comprehensive piece of [crap]”) immigration policy might be electorally helpful.  I mention Rand Paul because I keep seeing these persistent rumors of papa Paul speaking at the convention and a general atmosphere of comity between Mitt and Ron.

Poll closes after one week.

I think it was Socrates who said it best, “You don’t get the funny without the endy.”*

The Olympic Committee acts like “Internationalists” everywhere yet, for some inexplicable reason, people seem to think is not an inherently evil organization.

In today’s exciting episode, we see fine Olympic values on display.
First, no remembrance of the murdered Israelis 40 years ago in Munich. Wouldn’t want to bring up a painful episode that can only cause remorse in some nations’ contingents (The ones who don’t like that the Israelis killed the Freedom Fighters involved, of course).

Next, we have a kinda hot, Greek triple jumper (pauses for dirty jokes about jumping) kicked out for this over the top, racist tweet.

‘With so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!’

Quelle horreur. Obviously beyond the pale. Especially since she’s so….pale.
So what sort of statements and gestures are A-OK with the IOC?
Oh, the Lebanese judo team refuses to train near the damn, dirty Jews….errrr…uhhhh….Israelis. It’s not Jew-hatred, it’s protest against the policies of Israel. Wait, you mean there are Jews there? Huh.
While some Syrian Olympic poo-bah is saying that the Army is protecting Teh Peepul in Syria.
No, really. I wouldn’t kid you. Well, I would kid you, but I’m not kidding you this time.
Khayata says the army is trying to “protect people and keep them safe.” He says that laying the siege to the country’s largest city “is maybe the way to stop bloodshed throughout Syria.”

Wait, did he just say, “We have to blow up the country to save it”? Seriously?

Okay, that’s funny. And endy, considering what he’s talking about. Especially considering his family is in Aleppo.

 

So a semi-funny tweet  and a remembrance of some murdered Jews are too terrible to even contemplate, but Jew hatred and defending war-crimes murderers are just fine.

Yup, the Olympics. What’s Right With the World.

 

*Loosely translated from something he said at a Symposium, a more….picky translator might put it as, “The genius of Comedy and Tragedy are the same, and should be written by the same authors

An example of what the IOC deprived us of. (more…)

And then the BBC comes along to help you get over that feeling

For some other fun BBC News check out this response to the BBC’s refusal to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

Seriously, BBC, if you’re willing to list Jerusalem as the “seat of government,” is it such a stretch to simply write the word “capital?” You’re being stubborn over semantics? That’s like me going the distance with you and claiming that we didn’t have intercourse — I just inserted the seat of my penis.

Ahh, the Beeb where would the world be without them?