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Pelosi vows to look like douche while raising taxes on rich

In Democrats, Economics, Humor, Taxation on January 8, 2007 at 10:21 pm

Ye fucking gods, just look at the broad. If that’s her “tough face” then… yeah. *shudder*

In an effort to promote bipartisanship, Nancy Pelosi has offered to take over some of President Bush’s responsibility to provide the blogosphere with stuff to laugh at. The President told LFV reporters something about “finally I can stop eating all these pretzels to outdo that sumbitch Jimmy Carter.

In other news, Nancy Pelosi was rumored to have been contemplating a tax hike on the rich. Her statements:

“As we review what we get from … collecting our taxes and reducing waste, fraud and abuse, investing in education and in initiatives which will bring money into the Treasury, it may be that (repealing) tax cuts for those making over a certain amount of money, $500,000 a year, might be more important to the American people than ignoring the educational and health needs of America’s children,” Pelosi, D-California, said in an interview aired Sunday.

Translating from her native Districtese, her statements can be interpreted thus: Read the rest of this entry »


Brazil judge on free speech: “OMGWTFBBQ!?”

In Celebrities on January 8, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Perhaps he also eats babies in his spare time?

YouTube is being blocked by Brazil’s second largest fixed-line telephone operator in response to a judicial order banning a steamy video of supermodel Daniela Cicarelli, the telephone company said Monday.

Brasil Telecom SA prohibited access to YouTube across a wide swath of Latin America’s most populous country late Friday after receiving the order, said a company spokesman who declined to give his name because of departmental policy.

The widely viewed video shows Cicarelli and Brazilian banker Renato Malzoni in intimate scenes along a beach near the Spanish city of Cadiz. It became even more popular over the weekend after the Brazil ban made headlines worldwide and users posted it to a slew of other Web sites.


Aren’t these the same dudes that throw those huge Carnival celebrations, anyway? How the hell did this happen?

NASA might have accidentally killed tiny Martians.

In Politics, Science on January 8, 2007 at 8:30 pm

You can’t make this shit up.

Two NASA space probes that visited Mars 30 years ago may have found alien microbes on the Red Planet and inadvertently killed them, a scientist is theorizing.

The Viking space probes of 1976-77 were looking for the wrong kind of life, so they didn’t recognize it, a geology professor at Washington State University said.

In the 1970s, the Viking mission found no signs of life.

But it was looking for Earth-like life, in which salt water is the internal liquid of living cells.

Given the cold dry conditions of Mars, life could have evolved on Mars with the key internal fluid consisting of a mix of water and hydrogen peroxide, said Schulze-Makuch.

That’s because a water-hydrogen peroxide mix stays liquid at very low temperatures, or -68 degrees Fahrenheit, and doesn’t destroy cells when it freezes. It can suck water vapor out of the air.

The Viking experiments of the 1970s wouldn’t have noticed hydrogen peroxide-based life and, in fact, would have killed it by drowning and overheating the microbes, said Schulze-Makuch.

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Unintentional Irony, and Wishful Thinking

In Celebrities, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Rights, Corruption, Crime, Humor, Iraq War, Middle East, Personal Responsibility, Politics, War on January 8, 2007 at 6:25 am



“Dishonest Dubya” Lying Action Figure


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Somalia vs. Ethiopia (Aliens vs. Predators)

In Politics, War on January 8, 2007 at 6:20 am

Earlier, Stuart and I discussed Ethiopia and Somalia

I came across this today, and thought back to that discussion….

Rad Geek writes….

… Ethiopia decided to launch a bombing campaign and a ground assault against Somalia. The putative purpose of the invasion is to run out the network of sharia courts that recently took over some of the major cities in Somalia, and then to install the transitional government into power. For those keeping track, that’s the gang of pretenders who have been holed up in the town of Baidoia for the past year, and exercising effective power over basically nowhere outside of their headquarters. (The Baidoia government was in fact governing from a secure location in Kenya for about two years before they even got up the gumption to relocate to somewhere actually in Somalia.)

So why do you suppose it is that virtually every American news report on Ethiopia’s war of conquest has insisted on referring to the Baidoia gang by the phrase Somalia’s internationally-backed government (2, 3, 4), or Somalia’s internationally-recognized government (6, 7), whenever they mention the purpose of the assault?

Do you suppose it’s because the only people who have really demonstrated any particular interest in the Baidoia gang’s pretensions to authority are foreign governments, rather than, well, Somalis?

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