Showing posts from September 28, 2008

Oh *that* voter fraud

"My new THUG-THIZZLE friend told me that he wasn't even from Ohio and that he was getting on a Greyhound to go back to Chicago. Yet he was voting in one of the key battleground states? How was that fair?"

This after Obama said they were lucky to have Democrats watching the polls. I guess he's bringing Change(TM) to Ohio. Unfortunately they're changing to Chicago style vote fraud to win.

Sarah Biden

Sarah Biden. Wow. I would excerpt this but it's too good. Read every single word.

Questions for the day

If Liberals are right that the label is popular, why hasn't a single Democrat run under that label for President in living memory?

Is anyone else beginning to think that the loser in November will be the one who wins?

Yep. That about does it.

Treacher does it again

A partial list of Gwen Ifill's questions for the VP debate.

I tried my hand at this yesterday but as usual, I am bested by Treacher whom I hope will extend the list. It's a bottomless gold mine.

My new favorite Senators

Senators who voted No

Allard (R)
Barasso (R)
Brownback (R)
Bunning (R)
Cantwell (D)
Cochran (R)
Crapo (R)
DeMint (R)
Dole (R)
Dorgan (D)
Enzi (R)
Feingold (D)
Inhofe (R)
Johnson (D)
Landrieu (D)
Nelson (FL) (D)
Roberts (R)
Sanders (I)
Sessions (R)
Shelby (R)
Stabenow (D)
Tester (D)
Vitter (R)
Wicker (R)
Wyden (D)

I have a feeling this group will be touting this vote when they run for re-election and the voters will appreciate it.

Study Finds AIDS Virus Is a Century Old

Study Finds AIDS Virus Is a Century Old


Previously, scientists had estimated the origin at around 1930.

They did? When? Where was I?

AIDS wasn't recognized formally until 1981 when it got the attention of public health officials in the United States.

It got the attention of quite a few people in those days.

The new result is "not a monumental shift, but it means the virus was circulating under our radar even longer than we knew," says Michael Worobey of the University of Arizona, an author of the new work.

OK, what the hell is lurking around waiting to decide to wipe us out? Next will be a virus that causes people to spontaneously combust or something.


The Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth. Wow. So cool. Looks like a page out of the paleolithic era when Jesus Lizards roamed the Earth (and Joe Biden was making his first Senate run.) Snarky political comments aside this place is a wonder to behold and it would be amazing to see it up close.

News from the future!

In a new feature available only to Pencader Platinum subscribers I now give you news from Friday morning, today. (Subscribers read on, all others look away. Look away I say!)

Friday Oct. 3rd

Spokesmen for both Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin both claimed victory today in last night's debate.

"Senator Biden clearly showed his command of the issues and didn't roll his eyes once at that snake handling Jebus lover." said David Wade. "I mean, when she asked for clarification to the question 'what should we do about foreign policy' I thought I would die! How much more clear could that question be?"

Governor Palin's team was also claiming victory. Ben Porritt, campaign spokesman, said "Governor Palin showed the American people tonight that she is ready to lead on day one. She didn't make fun of his hair plugs and was able to tap dance around the stuff we haven't covered yet."

There were no sharp elbows last night as the tw…


Text of the bill

Earmarks in the bill:
- Film and Television Productions (Sec. 502)
- Wooden Arrows designed for use by children (Sec. 503)
- 6 page package of earmarks for litigants in the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident, Alaska (Sec. 504)

Tax earmark “extenders” in the bailout bill.
- Virgin Island and Puerto Rican Rum (Section 308)
- American Samoa (Sec. 309)
- Mine Rescue Teams (Sec. 310)
- Mine Safety Equipment (Sec. 311)
- Domestic Production Activities in Puerto Rico (Sec. 312)
- Indian Tribes (Sec. 314, 315)
- Railroads (Sec. 316)
- Auto Racing Tracks (317)
- District of Columbia (Sec. 322)
- Wool Research (Sec. 325)

No way. McCain promised to "make them famous". He better damn well start now. I don't care what side of the aisle their on if they're putting this shit into this bill they ought to be literally tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail. Screwing around like this after you've been declaring the nation on the brink of economic collapse is not just irresp…

Dear Treasury People

Dear Mr. Paulson,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Duffy Mr. Not Duffy and I am president of Pencader Bank and Trust. We are a modest concern with only one client. Several years ago we purchased the mortgage of a Mr. Duffy of Mayhem Manor in Pencader. He has been dutifully paying his mortgage on time but has, of late, made whimpering noises about defaulting. This has caused our share price to plummet and we may not be able to make payroll in the coming weeks. Please include us in the bailout for the modest sum of the remaining balance on Mr. Duffy's mortgage (see attached).

Thank you,

Mr. Not Duffy
President Pencader Bank and Trust


Barack Obama's top team believes he can win White House by a landslide

Barack Obama's top team believes he can win White House by a landslide

One of us is completely nuts. I think we'll find out in November and I really hope it isn't me.

Items of note

I haven't done this in a while but I thought I'd link to a few things with some thoughts on the matter.

Prelude: I had a crap weekend (which I'll detail later) but was relieved that I got out of the house 15 minutes earlier than normal. I got to work early and when I'm the only one there it's quiet and I can get stuff done. I logged in early today and lo and behold my virus software is going bonkers. I have a list of about 50 viruses listed. All of them are critical apps. Scrolling though the list is says none of them are repairable and have been moved to avoid further problems. It's every .exe on my machine. Literally. I find some other hapless soul here at this ungodly hour. He's got the same problem. Seems they modified the anti-virus software over the weekend and the package now thinks that any .exe that is not delivered by Novell is a virus. Whooptie friggin do. So the only thing I can use is the interweb. So, I've now been doing so …