Chris Muir’s Day by Day comic strip is returning tomorrow.
Chris Muir’s Day by Day comic strip is returning tomorrow.
Since I started using My Yahoo! several years ago, this is the longest running most emailed picture of the day I can remember. It was originally up on the 10th of November, and it is still one of the most emailed.
One of the things I hate most about modern politics is that it is omnipresent- nothing is free from politics, and I blame a large part of that on the activist liberals who make their home in the Democratic party. My latest example is a real corker.
The National Communication Association, whose yearly conferences I have all but abandoned because my desire to suffer through scholarly endeavors such as The Most Popular Fag and Hag in TV Land: Queer Kinship and Camp in ‘Will and Grace’ has been sated throughout the years, does have one useful feature- a listserv.
The listerv generally holds announcements, position announcements, and general queries. A very useful feature, and one of the few real benefits of NCA (other than their journal publication). However, also in th listerv is a running commentary on issues of the day, and now the leftist twerps want to once again use an academic organization to pursue their political beliefs.
This time, the morons want the NCA to ‘boycott’ any city which happens to be in a state which does not offer marriage rights to homosexuals. Forget the details, what is supremely offensive is that they just wish to use the clout of all the members to make a political statement that will please a distinct minority of the membership.
One would think that rather than boycotting a city, the National Communication Association would instead strive to hold the conference in a res dtate that recently banned the practice. Then when in the city, we could hold forums, debates, and engage in- CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATION.
Not so for the small-minded largely tenured bullies that make up the professionally sensitive and always aggrieve advocacy wing of the NCA. That just makes too much god damned sense, and they might have to hear ideas that scare them. In other words- opposing ideas.
As it is, I have sent numerous letters to the editor, one Jennifer Peltak, and she has never seen fit to include my comments in the listserv, for whatever reason.
Pat Sajak has a question:
Somewhere in the world, a filmmaker creates a short documentary that chronicles what he perceives as the excesses of anti-abortion activists. An anti-abortion zealot reacts to the film by killing the filmmaker in broad daylight and stabbing anti-abortion tracts onto his body. How does the Hollywood community react to this atrocity? Would there be angry protests? Candlelight vigils? Outraged letters and columns and articles? Awards named in honor of their fallen comrade? Demands for justice? Calls for protection of artistic freedom? It
Another week, another win, this one the ninth in a row for the team and for Big Ben, despite Roethlisberger having a marginal outing. This win was against a Reskins team who really isn’t as bad as their record might suggest. Their defense is solid. Just nothing there on offense, whatsoever. Final score: 16-7.
The man, once again, was city favorite Jerome Bettis.
Wedding was beautiful, food was mediocre, bar was open. The last part should explain why you did not get an update earlier.
What blithering idiots:
For the past four years on Black Friday, three Newark sisters have been trekking to the Christiana Mall to celebrate a global anticonsumerism movement called “Buy Nothing Day.”
This year, they got arrested after police asked the women to leave.
Anna White, 30, said she and her sisters Laura, 28, and Rachel, 25, and their friend Terri Carter went to the mall about 11:30 a.m. Friday on their annual junket to not shop.
They were dressed in Santa hats and white T-shirts printed with the words “NOTHING – What you’ve been looking for.” The back of the shirts read: “Ask me about NOTHING.”
This is what modern idiot liberals look like:
Notice the smug, self-satisfied grin.
They are against consumerism- which, in short, means they are against capitalism. And you know what happens when capitalism fails? We really screw up the environment. Prosperous, democratic, capitalist nations are the best stewards of the environment and always have been. Period. So stick that in your anti-consumerism pipe and smoke it, baby.
And before the flaming starts- I don’t know the exact 1st amendment specifics in thsi case, nor do I care. Anything that wipes that shit-eating grin of her face and causes a little difficulty for the flaming idiocy on display here, I will tolerate a little extra-constitutional behavior by the authorities.
Islamofascist radicals, it seems, have finally overplayed their hand:
Dutch film “Stand Van De Maan,” which addresses increasing Islamic radicalism in Indonesia, won the top prize at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.
The festival is billed as the world’s largest documentary festival, with more than 200 films shown over two weeks in Amsterdam theaters.
“Stand Van De Maan (Shape of the Moon),” directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich, recorded the story of an Indonesian Christian woman who leaves Jakarta for the countryside to avoid growing unemployment and increasingly fundamentalist Islamic sentiment in the city.
The Islamofascists are beginning to wake the rest of the world, and people are beginning to recognize that the Israeli/Palestinian issue is just an excuse for their treachery.
For those of you, who, like me, were hoping for a long Holiday season before the start of politics as usual at the beginning of the New Year, forget it. Our hopes for a temporary respite have been dashed:
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who missed the Supreme Court’s November argument session while being treated for thyroid cancer, will be absent for the December session as well, the court announced on Friday.
Kathleen Arberg, the court’s public information officer, said Chief Justice Rehnquist was continuing to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatments as an outpatient and was meeting with his law clerks and court officials at his home. Ms. Arberg said she had no information on when the 80-year-old chief justice might return to the court.
If you thought Bork and Clarence Thomas were something, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Regardless who Bush nominates, the Atriettes and the like are going to go batshit loony. This is going to be ugly.
Mind you, this isn’t even Bush trying to appoint someone to replace a sitting liberal judge with a conservative. When that happens, it will be even worse.
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When I was packing for the wedding, I decided I needed to bring two dress shirts in case I spilled something, etc. So, I took those shirts, washed them, pulled them out of the dryer a little bit early, and put thm oin hangbers and hung them in the shower so I could iron them while they were still damp.
And that is where my dress shirts are today, four hours before the wedding. I wore a black silk shirt with slacks to the rehearsal last night, but that simply won’t do for the wedding. Fortunately, I have a friend here who is the same size as me, and he lent me a shirt. It doesn’t fit around the neck, but what else can I do?
The main consolation is that no one at the wedding is even going to look atg me, so there is no point even caring. All eyes are on the couple, so I have nothing to worry about, hoever shoddy I look.
Still, though, it pisses me off. Am I ever going to get my shit together? Will there ever be anything that is not a hassle or complicated by my own stupidity? Grrr.
One of the main reasons I hate discussions about the economy is that it is always framed in much the way this Instapundit post is:
“Is there a disaster looming?”
First, we can insert the widespread agreement that no economists ever agree on anything (insert the Truman’s one-armed economist quip here).
Second- Didn’t we just spend an entire election campaign in which one part spent all their time and energy convincing us the economy already is a disaster?
At any rate, why is the question never framed the other way- Is there a period of economic bliss around the corner? For once, I would like to hear what is going right.
Lost last week in the ugly Sixers/Piston Brawl with the odious behavior of Ron Artest and crew was the equally ugly brawl at the end of the game between South Carolina and Clemson. The fight was turly frightening, and was an absolutely disgusting display of poor sportsmanship.
However, as a diehard sports fan, I feel obligated to send a deep and heartfelt thank you to the administrations of of the University of Soutgh Carolina and Clemson University, who have voluntarily decided to not accept any bowl bids this year:
Clemson and South Carolina will not accept bowl bids, punishment for players who brawled toward the end of Saturday’s game.
Athletic director Mike McGee said Monday that the Gamecocks’ actions on the field were not consistent with the values and ethics of the school.
“This decision will have a significant financial impact on USC athletics. We will also lose a month of prebowl practice,” McGee said. “It was a decision that had to be made.”
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive and Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John D. Swofford both said that their respective conferences support the decision by the universities.
“The decision by the University of South Carolina not go to a bowl game sends the important message to student-athletes, not only at South Carolina and in the Southeastern Conference, but thoughout the nation that intercollegiate ahtletics will not tolerate the kind of behavior we saw in the South Carolina-Clemson game last Saturday,” Slive said.
The commissioners also added that their conferences continues to review game films to determine if additional penalties are merited.
Absolutely the right decision, and hopefully it sends the right message to future thugs masquerading as student athletes. This will not be tolerated.
The rehearsal dinner was pretty decent. The salad was a pretty decent caesar salad, which proved to be entertaining, as some of the guests could not identify the mysterious flavor in their dressing. The hotel made a real caesar dressing with anchovy, which I assume most people arent used to having most of the time.
The main course was grilled sea bass presented on a ortion of garlic mashed potatoes, garnished with a sprig of dill and pickled ginger and an asparagus presentation. Sea bass was alright but a touch dry, asparagus was crips and flavorful, mashed potatoes were dry and could have used some more butter and heavy cream.
Finally, the dessert was a chocolate ganache with raspberries and a raspberry topping. The ganache was decent but the crust was hard- pretty clearly these had been sitting a while.
Overall, it was pretty good, and everyone enjoyed it. The funny thing is the hotel really did not know what they are dealing with, because the groom is a gourment cook himself, and there really is no way that they could live up to his standards for his own personal cooking. In fact, I have had almost every dish above cooked by the groom, and it is only because I know he can do a much better job cooking all of the items himself that I would ever even publicly state anything negative about the rehearsal dinner.
I am finding that a lot, now. I don’t think I have ever had a meal in a restaurant that has been better than anything my dad has evercooked, and I know that when I eat at the aforementioned groom’s house, the meal will probably be the best dinner I have in months. Restaurants just can’t compete with someone who enjoys cooking and enjoys cooking for other people.
Arrived at the Sheraton Ritthenhouse Square in Philadelphia without any help tot the directions from the hotel’s website.
Folks- if you have a website to help your customers, a little advice. Make sure the information you are providing is up to date, and thus, HELPFUL.
At any rate, we found the hotel, no thanks to the Sheraton folks, and then drove around the building twice trying to find the valet. He finally showed up, so we went in and checked in.
The Sheraton at Ritthenhouse Square bills itself as an ‘Environmental Hotel.’ How do I know? Because it says so on everything, to include the cityh maps of Philadelphia.
I must admit that as a West Virginia rube, I am not sure what an ‘Environmental Hotel’ is, but after showering I am beginning to suspect it is a euphemism for crappy water pressure. They want me to re-use my towels, too, which I have no problem with whatsoever. I hope their attitude towards the bed linens is a little different, and those change from customer to customer. I will approach the bed with caution and let you know later.
Oh yeah- you can’t smoke anywhere, either, so I guess ‘Environmental Hotels’ are much like the city of New York. I know I have gained weight in the past few years, but I never considered myself big enough that my lungs were an environment of their own until now.
I have no problem foregoing small luxuries and even undertaking small hardships if it will help the environment in the long haul. However, it seems to me this is a really shitty bit of marketing for the environmental movement. Unless I am right, and ‘environmental’ really is code for inconvenient.
*** Update ***
Don’t let my pissy post fool you. The hotel is quite nice- not the best hotel I have ever been in, but the rooms are enormous and the bed may be one the most comfortable I have ever slept in outside of the Westin in Pittsburgh, which has the best beds in the world. Since I have been here, the place has grown on me, and it has free wireless, is located in the heart of the ritzy area of Philly (assuring no accidental contact with Atrios or his type), an I have since learned that the water pressure sucked because I was taking a shower at a popular time.
I am also no longer steaming at the crappy directions or the lazy valet, so I am more open-minded.