Archive for October, 2007

The nineteenth century resort that is North Korea seems to be in a spot of trouble when it comes to getting a major portion of it’s air force off the ground.

A large part of it has been grounded for want of a few gallons of cheaper gas.

North Korea has been forced to ground a fleet of Soviet-era military planes because of the high oil price, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

And note, these aren’t gas guzzling Air Bus 380’s, what’s grounded are 50 year old Antonov An-2 biplanes that putt along the sky at 30mph dropping special forces behind enemy lines.

Picture Willie E Coyote.

May I suggest the North Korean air force invoke the first Law of Cartoon Physics that teaches “Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation..”

As long as they can get one of their bi-planes off the ground, and no one tells the pilot he’s not supposed to be there everything will be just fine!

Problem solved. Kim Jong-il, you can thank me later.

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That’s what those thar call it “Faux News” say anyway. Obviously that’s driven by a need to denigrate what is the highest rated cable news network and, more importantly, they’re blind as a bat with faulty echo ranging.

What they fail to see, or acknowledge is a raving lunatic like Neal Gabler who is under contract to Fox. Newsbusters has highlighted a prime example of this far left nutcake. Gabler was commenting on the Iraq war and the media’s roll in presenting it:

I love so many critics of the press in Iraq, you know, can criticize the press, can criticize Lara Logan, and Richard Engel, and others who actually have their boots on the ground there. But I would like to see some of them like Bill Kristol go there, without a bodyguard, walk down the street. If he does so, I will make him this promise: I will attend his funeral.

(h/t Hot Air, video available here)

It doesn’t get any loonier than that, not to mention despicable. I haven’t seen this weekends edition of News Watch but I would hope those on the discussion panel with a more sane outlook took this asshat to task over a remarkably shameful comment.

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The public health threat posed by obesity in the UK is a “potential crisis on the scale of climate change”, the health secretary has warned.

Alan Johnson said the magnitude of the problem was becoming clear for the first time and “it is in everybody’s interest to turn things round”.

Oh great, now the Brits not only have a population with teeth that resemble a beaver (or trailer trash from southern Alabama) but one that have asses the size of a medium sized buffalo!

But I see a silver lining here.

The “Earth is Hotting Up” scam has fostered into existence the mother of all “rich can do what they wish and feel good about it” businesses, carbon credit companies that allow the privileged to jet around in private planes and 4mpg Hummers and buy their way to “respectability.

I can visualize some enterprising entrepreneur starting a scam, er… company the sells Cellulite Credits. Obviously they wouldn’t be effective in ridding oneself of those lumpy fat deposits that collect around the thighs and ass, but damn it, you’d feel much better about it!

And that’s really all the counts isn’t it?

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In Friday’s edition of Hannity and Colmes liberal loonbat Alan Colmes got his short hairs all twisted around his little pee-pee over usage of the terms “Islamic terrorists,” “Islamic militants,” or “Islamic extremists.”

His contention was combining the term jihadis with the Islamic religion was, to use his phraseology, “hate speech.”

But wait his looniness only got worse. Guest, terrorism expert Steve Emerson, later called him out over the use of the term “Islamic Jihad,” a term the terror group themselves refer to themselves as. Newsbusters has the entire transcript but here is the section where Emerson make an utter fool of Colmes. (Not that that is any great accomplishment, any high school student could do the same.)

EMERSON: Wait a second, now. Does the term “Islamic Jihad” offend you?

COLMES: You’re using offensive terminology because you are defining a religion that way.

EMERSON: Wait, that’s the term of a group, Alan, that’s the term of a group describes itself as “Islamic Jihad.” We caught you, Alan.

COLMES: No, you didn’t catch me. You didn’t catch me.

EMERSON: That’s not something that we call them.

COLMES: Fine. It is an offensive, and you are indicting an entire religion by the terminology.

EMERSON: Wait, wait. Islamic Jihad, which, Alan, Islamic Jihad calls itself “Islamic Jihad.” They are the ones defining the religion, not us.

COLMES: All right, good. Let them do it.

EMERSON: And you’re telling me that we are the guilty ones.

COLMES: You can, it’s not for you to define their religion. But we’re going to talk more-

EMERSON: But I’m only using their term.

COLMES: You, I don’t think you have the right to do that. I don’t think that’s your call.

EMERSON: I don’t have the right to use their term? They call themselves “Islamic Jihad”?

COLMES: Because it’s their religion, not yours, and you’re trying to define their religion your way.

If that isn’t an example of a hypocritical blithering idiot I don’t know what is.

I’ve heard Colmes use African-American describing some crime that has been committed too many times to count. I wonder what his response would be if asked if that term was hate speech as well. Using his convoluted *logic* it’s use in that context would be a slam against ALL Americans.

I’ve never cared much for Colmes, and for that matter Hannity doesn’t strike me as the brightest color in a Crayola box, but lately Colmes has gone off the rails far too many times for my tastes. For my money he ranks a very close third behind Matthews and OlberFool loonbat scale.

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The Final Stake in Obama’s Heart

Not that Obama-rama had much of a chance against the Clinton Machine from the start but Geeesh… does he really have to give them this much help.

Barack Obama said he doesn’t wear the American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for “true patriotism” since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“The truth is that right after 9-11 I had a pin,” Obama said. “Shortly after 9-11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security.

“I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest,” he said in the interview. “Instead, I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testament to my patriotism.”

With Obama’s head so far up his “patriotic ass” it’s a wonder how he can see far enough to count all that campaign cash the moonbats are pissing down his rat hole.

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