Weird Spam

Speaking of spam, is anyone else getting really weird trackbacks to what looks to be websites, but are actually aggregators? It makes clearing the spam filter a lot more difficult.

Screw It. Let’s Defend Kucinich, Too

He said he saw an unidentified flying object. That means there was something flying up in the air he could not identify. It does not mean he thinks he saw an alien.

Jeebus. The way you all are talking, you act like he is saying something really crazy, like the world was created six thousand years ago and it was created by some all-knowing, all-seeing, omnipotent diety that no one can prove exists but we are all supposed to worship or else.

And someone tell Tim that the real fun part of the Weblog Awards will be the inevitable freak-out and the chaos we can create during the voting. I really don’t care who is “conservative” or who isn’t. They can have the title. I am just hoping we can distract them with these weblog awards long enough to finish the brainwashing scheme we have going with Nickelodeon.

Consider this an open thread.

*** Update ***

I am not sure what Jules Crittenden thinks he is proving here. I’m still not a lefty. I’m just not a Republican anymore. Deal with it.

And since he will publish it anyway, I e-mailed him:

Feel free to keep your post about me up, it just makes you look silly that you can not understand the difference between not being a lefty and not being a republican. In fact, I encourage you to keep saying and posting dumb things.

But please take down my email address. That is not the one featured on my website, I don’t want it out there for spam bots to pick it up. Really- try to have some common sense and display some etiquette.



I eagerly await his response. And notice, it took him one day to start publishing my work information, something I have only once discussed and regretted (the original place it appeared no longer exists). I would appreciate it if he took that down, but he probably won’t, even though my politics and my work never intersect. Search and destroy. Welcome to the GOP of 2007.

*** Update ***

Jules has removed the relevant information, and I appreciate that. Thank you, Jules.

*** Update #3 ***

The Instapundit:

So let me repeat what I said before: “But note that no longer being a member of the Libertarian Party is hardly the same thing as not being a libertarian. If it were, there would be precious few libertarians left.” Anyone who can’t understand the difference between libertarian ideas and the Libertarian Party probably isn’t smart enough to be blogging, and certainly shouldn’t have his page topped with the words “Of no party or clique.”

I only point this out because twelve hours earlier, the Instapundit was linking to the Crittenden post discussed above in which Jules pretended to not understand the difference between not being a lefty and joining the Democratic party.

Somewhere, Paris Hilton Is Kicking Herself

And saying “Why the hell didn’t I think of that”:

An IDF soldier fled an interrogation room by exposing her breasts to a stunned officer.

The soldier was interrogated at the Biranit army base on the northern border after she refused to undergo a drugs test. A short while after her questioning began the soldier was seen walking out of the interrogation room and heading toward the main gate.

An officer at the base told her she was under arrest and demanded that she return to the interrogation room, at which point the soldier took her shirt off and told the officer: “Let’s see if you can arrest me.”

The soldier took advantage of the officer’s momentary lack of concentration and quickly left the base. She was caught a short while later.

Consider this your nightly open (and wide) thread.

*** Update ***

I can not stop watching this video. I bet I have watched it 40 times and laughed just as hard each time. Does anyone know how I can make it my screen saver?

Say Hello to the Newest Member of the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy

I had meant to re-register independent (or as it is known here in West Virginia, “No Party Affiliation”) for the past two weeks after I had finally had enough of the bullshit during the Graeme Frost escapade, but never got around to it (and it really was not that big of a deal, I had made the mental commitment, which is what matters). I had to pick up a registered letter for an unrelated issue, so I went to the Court House to the Voter Registration Office.

I had intended to register independent, but when I got there to do it, I had a moment of clarity- there seemed to be no point leaving the Republican party in protest and joining the unwashed masses. If I really was going to protest, it made no sense to not commit to the opposition party. Besides, as a Republican all these years, I never had any problem voting for libertarians, Democrats, etc., I don’t see why being a Democrat will change anything. And, the 2008 election really is the most important election of my lifetime- the basic foundation of our country has been under assault for a while, now, and I want to vote in the Democratic primary as a Democrat, not as someone with no party affiliation. I want to send a message, and as small as this gesture (which should appropriately be interpreted as a middle finger to the GOP and not as a sloppy wet kiss to Nancy Pelosi) is, I want it to mean as much as possible. There is now one less Republican in WV, and one more Democrat.

Long story short, I got up there to register as an independent, said “Fuck it,” and now I am a Democrat. I certainly don’t agree with all their positions, but they are not bat-shit crazy like the GOP. That has to count for something. Additionally, I no longer have to read posts by the 24% crowd calling me a “true conservative” with quotes o’sarcasm (you know who they are). Not any more, bitches. I repudiate you, your party, and whatever the fuck it is you are currently pretending is “conservatism.” It isn’t.

Now send me my check from Soros and the 40 virgins.

*** Update ***

And you have no idea how mad at me Tim is right now. I will let him explain.

Things You Have to See to Believe

1.) There is a Klan rally in Alabama, to protest the Klan:

Apparently not all Klans are created equal.

Days after the Cullman City Council approved a permit request by the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to assemble in front of the courthouse, members of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan announced their group’s intent to be there as well.

The Times received an email from Ken Mier, who identified himself as an investigator for the Alabama Klan and the national office of the Ku Klux Klan LLC. Mier said his group is different from the Church of the National Knights and is against that organization’s protest tactics.

“There are many differences between our organizations that can obviously be noticed,” he said in his correspondence. “We are the real Klan and descendants of the original non-violent Klans-people.”

The Klan is just so misunderstood.

2.) Another “not-gay” Republican with an anti-gay voting record caught in, surprise, a gay-sex scandal:

State Rep. Richard Curtis, R-La Center, admitted to having sex with a man he met at an adult video store in Spokane last week, according to a police report released Tuesday afternoon.

The police report offers a damning and far different version of events from the brief account Curtis gave to The Columbian Monday, one that seems likely to threaten Curtis’ political future.

The report is filled with graphic details of an encounter that began at a porn store on a Spokane Valley strip and concluded miles away in Curtis’ room at the city’s poshest hotel.

The police report contains an account of how Curtis allegedly donned women’s clothing, red stockings and a black sequined lingerie top before engaging in a sex act at the store. He continued to wear them throughout the night under his clothing.

Take it away, Tbogg:

As someone noted before, the Conservative Kink bar has been set so high, that if you aren’t found dangling from a ceiling beam wearing a minimum of two wetsuits with a dildo shoved up your butt, you’re considered kind of vanilla.

3.) You are going to just love the name of the Republican running to fill DeLay’s seat:

Pasadena Mayor John Manlove resigned his post of six years Monday to join a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination for the congressional seat once held by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Manlove, 54, who owns his own marketing and advertising firm, said he had been encouraged for months by supporters to seek the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson.

Apparently, the GOP was unsuccessful convincing Tom Iraqwarfailures and Jim Fiscalmess to run, so they had to settle for Manlove.

From the comments, a possible slogan which may play well with the values party: “Hi! My name is John Manlove, and I am interested in Nick Lampson’s seat.”

Consider this a “wide” and open thread.