The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tomorrow is the day of fools

“With a perfect blend of practicality, elegance, and face-melting speed, the right sports sedan takes you everywhere, from your routine to the regatta to the racetrack, in one do-everything package. Jamie Lincoln Kitman gives you his picks for the best ever...”
Back in my day, like your girlfriend, two 612 Scaglietti cars from Ferrari toured China, and were also featured in a story in GQ:
2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - Tour of China
“Ferrari has had a natural association with the race track since the first Prancing Horse competed in 1947 and since then has been inextricably linked with the leading circuits across the world. It is, however, slightly more unusual to associate...”
My job is more than reviewing Family Guy quotes in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Tuesday was the day for mopping up:
“Throughout the week of Spring Break a technician from Laser Equipment, our re-manufactured toner vendor, along with an IS staff member, will be visiting offices across campus to clean office printers.”
Twitter /chadmaag: “Today is opening day for major league baseball. That means only 120 more games until we need to start caring about baseball.”
ESPN - OTL: Why You Should Care About Cricket - E-ticket
“E-ticket: Wright Thompson goes on the road with the Indian national team, chasing the soul of the game.”
1947-2010 Federal Government Revenues vs. Spending | Intellectual Takeout (ITO)
“The chart above, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows in blue the United States’ tax revenues. The red line indicates the United States expenditures or spending. As can be seen in the chart, expenditures by the government have far outpaced tax revenues. The overspending results ...”
Twitter / Mignon Fogarty: “Tomorrow is the day of fools, so the correct spelling is April Fools’ Day.”
Schumer Coordinates Dem Budget Attack on GOP | Susan Ferrechio | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner
“Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about ...”
Is the Congress not composed of attorneys?
GM Sues Car Hauler for Holding Camaros Hostage -
“It takes a lot to deliver cars from Detroit to dealerships across America. Unfortunately, GM has run into a snafu with one of its transportation contractors, resulting in over 1,700 cars, including many paid-for Camaros, being held hostage by the car hauler.”
Speaker Boehner: Republicans Are Fighting for the Largest Possible Spending Cuts | Speaker of the House
“House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) once again urged Senate Democrats to pass a bill or produce a credible plan to cut spending and keep the government running for the rest of the fiscal year. Boehner noted that it’s been 40 days since the House passed H.R. 1, and said that Republicans will ...”
Media Research Center, look at the defamatory way the liberal media describe the Tea Party in their summary.
Boehner To Tea Partiers: ‘We Can’t Impose Our Will’ On Democrats
“Boehner’s got a tough message to sell to rabid conservatives: We can’t impose our will on Democrats.”
I am very cross right now. After going to the CVS and the Schlotzsky’s in the City of Mission, I can accept that the comment from Carl was inevitable:
“Chris, Cross? Will make you... Jump Jump!”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scott Malkinson

Scott Malkinson - Character Guide - South Park Studios
“He has a lisp and diabetes, and it is totally uncool to hang out with him. Find more Scott Malkinson video clips, news and more at South Park Studios.”
Scott Malkinson is a very relatable character for me, and one may guess why.
‘Candyland’ Gets ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Writers | The Fandom Post
“One of the games to movies properties that has languished alongside a number of others, some of which have started to move forward more in the last year, is Candyland. While initial reactions may be to laugh at such a premise, there is the opportunity to make a pretty good kids movie here with the ...”
The New American Magazine, a new personal hero for me is Wilford Brimley.
Obama’s Statements on Libya are Misleading
“In an address to the nation delivered from the National Defense University in Washington, on Monday, March 28, President Obama made statements regarding American military action in Libya, and declared that NATO would be taking the lead from the United States. by Raven Clabough”
In learning more about my health, I have made statements regarding my remaining Dr Pepper.
50% of Tweets Consumed Come From Only 0.05% of Twitter Users [STUDY]
“A mere 20,000 Twitter users steal almost half of the spotlight on Twitter. These tweeters - dubbed ‘elite’ users - fall into four categories: media, celebrities, organizations and bloggers.”
I told my sister Kim today that she and my other sister Pamela could have the rest.
Video: Just One More Roush RS3 Teaser -
“Just one more Roush Stage 3 Mustang post for today, we promise. This time there’s no pictures or videos of pictures. Here’s your first chance to hear the RS3 in action, and boy does it sound beautiful.”
Chrysler 300C driven full road test car review - BBC Top Gear - BBC Top Gear. Formerly on BBC America, BBC World News America is now on PBS.
Watch President Obama’s Full Speech on the U.S. Mission in Libya
“Read full transcript: In a prime-time speech Monday evening, President Obama addressed the nation on the U.S. mission in Libya and the military’s continuing role in coalition airstrikes protecting civilians from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. Here is the full text...”
Twitter / Chris Handy: “Learn this name, Sachin Tendulkar ...”
India races to big lead over Pakistan at cricket’s World Cup | Sports | National Post
“By Amlan Chakraborty MOHALI, India — Sachin Tendulkar’s chancy 85 powered India to 260-9 against a Pakistan side which seemed overwhelmed by the hype built around Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final and the ‘cricket diplomacy’ surrounding it. Sitting in the VIP box, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...”
Somewhere this post has wandered from its title.
Analysis: Outlines of ‘Obama doctrine’ in sight, details fuzzy
“Embedded in Obama’s televised response to critics of his Libya policy on Monday night was an attempt to set forth his rationale for intervening militarily in some conflicts but not in others.”
Twitter / David Shepardson: “Obama defends decision to impose restrictions on off-shore drilling after Gulf spill. ‘I don’t know about you but I don’t have amnesia.’ ...”
Obama calls for deep cuts in U.S. oil imports
“WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal on Wednesday to cut U.S. oil imports by a third over 10 years, focusing on a source of anxiety for Americans as high gasoline prices threaten economic recovery.”
Kurgan Motorsports drops a 5.0 into a 5.0
“Someone has finally wised up and combined the body of the original 5.0-liter Ford Mustang with the horsepower of Ford’s 2011 Coyote 5.0-liter mill.”
Twitter / David Shepardson: “Obama also flatly rejects claim that administration is to blame for higher oil prices.”
Stop Using Social media as a Communication Crutch! | Lissa Duty
“Do you use social media as a communication crutch? Are you saying things in 140 characters that you should NOT say at all?”
Twitter / 981 KUDL: “@997ThePoint flies solo this afternoon at 2 when Tanna goes live on 99.7 and @KMBZnews takes over 98.1. Change your dials now to 99.7!”
The Point 99.7
“KGEX - The Point 99.7 FM Kansas City, MO - listen online, schedule, location, contact, song playlist and broadcast information...”
Official Google Blog: Ultra high-speed broadband is coming to Kansas City, Kansas.
The Zombie Autopsies with Steven Schlozman, MD
“The Zombie Apocalypse is Coming. Are you ready? No? Be sure to watch Steven Schlozman’s crash course on Zombie Anatomy 101 in this video sponsored by THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES. Want to learn more about Steven Schlozman, preeminent ‘Zombie Doctor’ and his...”
Twitter / Jason Kincaid: “As it deploys its experimental uber-fast Internet to Kansas City, Google now plans to refer to existing DSL/Cable providers as ‘wussyband’ ...”
Brain-Powered Steampunk Mouse
I’m not sure how Peter Balch’s steampunk mouse should be qualified... creepy? Sure. Awesome? Why not. Ergonomic? Absolutely not! Now how is that thing...”
Google has decided to not go with Topeka, like your girlfriend, once known as ToPikachu, or as I call it, “To... Pika!” ...

This could be much trouble

From Deadlock: Planetary Conquest,
“This could be much trouble.”
Journalist Damages New Ferrari FF On Press Drive
“All we can say is, we feel your pain. A motoring journalist for CAR Online, videotaping himself driving the just-launched 2012 Ferrari FF four-wheel-drive shooting brake on a limited-invitation press event, manages to ... um mm ... drive over a curb. Or as he might say, ‘kerb.’”
Or as Konata might say, “Good Job!”
Homeless man builds his own car out of junk
“This is Orismar de Souza, a homeless man in Brazil, who decided to build the car he couldn’t buy using junk, spare parts and a hammer and chisel. Four years later, the ‘shrimpmobile’ has him back on his feet. Souza, 35, had to panhandle in the Brazilian city of São José de Piranha and go hungry...” is looking forward to this season.
Video: Watch the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe racecar go testing in Episode 4
“Cadillac goes back to racing with the CTS-V Coupe – Click above to watch video after the jump Cadillac has put together a series of clips...”
Somewhere this post has wandered from its title, like your girlfriend.
Video: 2012 Nissan GT-R laps Nurburgring in 7:24.22 - egmCarTech
“Don’t even underestimate the power of Godzilla. Nissan engineers recently headed to the ...”
Ahem, Holden sells its Commodore in the Middle East among many export markets.
Whincup wins Albert Park 400 at the Australian Grand Prix :: TeamVodafone
“TeamVodafone’s Jamie Whincup has won the Albert Park 400 at the Australian Grand Prix, taking victory in the final V8 Supercar race today.”
“This is the first time I’ve seen listed a ‘Macintosh’ computer...does that make any difference?”
GOProud: Everything You Wanted to Know about Gay Conservatives, But Were Afraid to Ask
“‘I always knew I was gay, but we choose our political beliefs, and I knew that conservative policies are better for America, and I still know that now.’ -- Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud”

Monday, March 28, 2011

Recent Developments in the Middle East

Recent Developments in the Middle East,
I only want to drink Dr Pepper today.
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links
“Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.”
Ooh, déjà vu seems painful, because I remember hearing about that a month ago:
» Gaddafi Says Opposition with al-Qaeda Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
“Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has addressed the people of Az-Zawiyah, a town west of the capital, where fierce fighting had erupted between his forces and rebels, accusing them of being linked to Osama bin Laden.”
“Pardon me, but this might be of interest.”
U.S.-led airstrikes to help al-Qaida?
“Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa JERUSALEM Arab leaders fear U.S. and international airstrikes against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces will aid the main Islamist opposition in the country, some of which consist of al-Qaida. Doesn’t ...”
Ex-UN ambassador: Obama unqualified to lead
“John Bolton tells conservative gathering in Iowa that president doesn’t care enough about national security.”
I would like to present another story from that event:
Herman Cain: Conservative Principles, American Exceptionalism & Getting all the Facts in Iowa
“‘I approach every problem by first making sure we’re working on the right problem. Secondly, are we setting the right priorities? Thirdly, do you have the right people involved in making the decision about what the plans ought to be?’ Herman Cain”
I was led by kismet to the frozen North to speak to the guru, like your girlfriend, the Shamoose.
Obama’s World and Palin’s | Texas GOP Vote
“Ah, in reviewing Obama’s performance in the White House, there is one thing that comes out truthfully; how Obama stacks up poorly against Sarah Palin when it comes to leadership. While I admire Ms. Palin, this is not an endorsement for her Presidential run, if just a run occurs.”
The National Inflation Association believes that such will occur.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yeah, we see how it is

“This is the Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time.”
Oh, okay. We can see Paul another time.
‘Paul’: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost chat with Hero Complex readers on Tuesday | Hero Complex – Los Angeles
“Surely you know Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from the cop parody Hot Fuzz or the modern comedy classic Shaun of the Dead. But if you’re the kind of person who reads Hero Complex, then you also know them from the essential BBC comedy Spaced.”
No problem, Raa.
Top Gear - Reliant Robin space shuttle - Richard Hammond and James May - BBC
“Top Gear’s Hammond and May try to make a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle, BBC Worldwide.”
Thank you. Enjoy your guests.
Celebrating Earth Hour, the Heartland Way: Light ‘em if you got ‘em
“By posting this item during ‘Earth Hour,’ I’m celebrating the ‘holiday’ (which is losing steam) the Heartland Way. Part of that bright light at the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan? That’s me. Doug Powers over at has an excellent...”
Twitter / The Manga Critic: “Nerd bliss! RT @deppey Justin Colussy-Estes has begun a cool webcomic devoted to the origin of words: ...”
Zack Snyder explains the point of ‘Sucker Punch’
Sucker Punch goes inside an imprisoned woman’s mind for a dark, surreal fantasy adventure. We asked the cast and crew about the fiendishly complex story, the fine line between exploitation and empowerment, and the horrors of steampunk zombie war. Sucker Punch follows Emily Browning’s Baby Doll...”
Family Guy is just as funny streamed on the Netflix.
‘Sucker Punch’ goes beyond awful, to become commentary on the death of moviemaking
Sucker Punch is such a bad movie that it raises the bar for what counts as terrible. That’s because there’s a horrific genius in it. This film will crystallize for you all those half-formed thoughts about what’s wrong with Hollywood. The thing is, director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) has a feel...”
I am a man; I have so much passion for nonsense!
In Freak Accident, 34 Katherine Heigl Films Released At Once
“The nation is still reeling from accident at Sony Pictures which unleashed dozens of films starring the irritating actress on an unsuspecting public.”
My Chevy Cavalier posted 27.114 miles per gallon or 8.643 liters per 100 kilometers at a QuikTrip in the City of Shawnee, Kansas. Of course, that is fuel consumption with city and highway driving combined; the figure would be different if I drove only in the city.
On Grid’s Birthday, Beautiful Manhattan Maps
“Tuesday marks the 200th anniversary of Manhattan’s street grid, which was adopted in 1811. To celebrate, here’s a collection of historic, artistic and imagined maps of Manhattan.”
10 Classic Seinfeld Episodes That Couldn’t Have Happened With Today’s Modern Technology
The New York Times Paywall Is Destined for Failure
The New York Times online subscription service was a long time in the making. Originally expected to roll out in January, the plans for the so-called paywall weren’t announced until last Thursday. Unfortunately, the long-awaited service is destined for failure.”
They need to drink more coffee to do stupid things faster.
Ex-UN ambassador: Obama unqualified to lead
“John Bolton tells conservative gathering in Iowa that president doesn’t care enough about national security.”
From Demolition Man, “You’re the guy from outside Taco Bell.”
Tea Party group plans rally targeting GOP
“Tea Party Patriots call ‘Continuing Revolution Rally’ to urge congressional Republicans to uphold campaign pledges.”
Oh, wow, snow! Are you sure that you are still going to grill outside today? - News : Tea party divided on foreign policy
“Tea party-backed Republican freshmen in Congress are facing the first American military campaign initiated under their watch, and their reactions have varied dramatically.”
Twitter / Matt Singley: “Ordered some ‘Like’ and ‘Dislike’ stamps. I'm a fool. Wonder if I'll ever use them? ...”
Five Things Facebook Should Fix Immediately
“Let me start with two questions. Why is it that such a successful company as Facebook feels like it needs to change and reinvent its interface constantly? And why are we so complacent with these changes that, quite literally, disrupt our online social lives? We have seen how social media is ...”
Yeah, like your girlfriend, we see how it is ...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

This is senseless 003

This is senseless.
Palestinians protest UN plans to teach the Holocaust in Gaza schools
“The United Nations has launched a new plan to teach the Holocaust in Gaza schools, drawing fierce condemnation from Hamas and even the PA, who is tasked with peace negotiations with Israel. Palestinians are reluctant to acknowledge Jewish suffering, fearing it would diminish recognition of their own...”
This is senseless.
Earth Hour 2011 Official video
“This Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world, and add more to your Earth Hour. From its inc...”
This is senseless.
Police struggle to control hard-core anarchist rioters after 500,000-strong London march against gov
“Trouble continued to flare late into the night as hundreds of people attempted to hijack today’s massive anti government cuts demonstration in central London.”
This is senseless.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Two Weeks since Quake in Japan

Two Weeks since the Earthquake in Japan
2 weeks pass since disaster, death toll tops 10,000 - The Mainichi Daily News
The Mainichi Daily News is the English-language news site of Japan's Mainichi Newspapers. Accidents and incidents, crime and courts, politics and economics, sports and entertainment, and other top stories in Japan and abroad.”
Twitter / Mari Kurisato: “RT @makiwi: a baby whose mother went into labor when the quake started. a healthy baby girl. Name is Hikari, meaning ‘Light’, to give hope.”
Extent of Infrastructure Damage in Japan Is Still Unclear
“Japanese government agencies and engineering groups have only fragmentary information about the extent of damage caused by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.”
Japan Raises Possibility of Breach in Reactor Vessel
“Japan’s effort to contain the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a setback, an official said on Friday, citing evidence that a reactor vessel may have been damaged.”
Japan nuclear plant remains precarious, but not as serious as Chernobyl: experts - The Mainichi Daily News

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Number three hundred

With this rant, Christopher dug a grave.
This morning I went back through my older posts and deleted a status update from Christmas Eve, 2010:
Ben Bernanke and George Soros,
this bowel movement is for you, Merry Christmas!
Because I have not formed my own opinion about either man, I might not have been fair, so I deleted this preceding status. My family, and those friends who also subscribe to my political beliefs, often listen to Fox News and Glenn Beck, who basically say that these are bad men.
Behind Blue Eyes
For more than a fair amount of time, I had lately been feeling frightened and depressed about imminent economic depression and hyperinflation, which will lead to the final social collapse of the United States of America. Lately, Glenn Beck and Mark Levin had been frequently presenting this idea.
“It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule
when it is first acclaimed. [Albert Schweitzer]”
I know that Denton is ready.
American Preppers Network and Survival - Natural Disasters and Preppers - Popular Mechanics
“Can disaster preparedness become a lifestyle without turning into survivalism?”
For the record, I have no faith in this absentee president.
Barack Obama in Kenya supporting Raila Odinga and Violence.
Yeah, Barack Obama was using your tax dollars to campaign for a regime in Africa!
Obama Speech on Libya Taken From Bush Afghanistan.
Until recent events unfolded, I had began to write this post two months ago and only about the subject of hyperinflation. With “American Policy in Ruins”, Chaotic Reflections Of A Reformed Optimist also correctly observes, “The Right of Self Determination- Unless you are Libya…”
The Job Can Wait: Obama Has Better Things To Do
“As Democrats fail to agree to a plan to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year and world crises escalate in Japan, Libya and Bahrain, President Obama has faced heightening criticism for his ‘do nothing’ approach to the job he was elected to do ...”
ABCs Sawyer Makes Time to Tout: ‘You Heard It Here First, the President Is Going with Kansas!’
“Diane Sawyer allocated all but 1:37 of World News to Japan on Wednesday night, committing 33 seconds of that limited time to touting President Obama’s NCAA basketball picks provided to ABC corporate cousin ESPN.”
Until the rebels began to lose in Libya, no call for intervention was made!
The ‘No Fly Zone’ Won’t Fly | by Ron Paul
“Last week we once again heard numerous voices calling for intervention in Libya. Most say the US should establish a ‘no-fly’ zone over Libya, pretending that it is a benign, virtually cost-free action...”
The ‘numerous voices’ were heard.
U.N. Approves Military Action in Libya to Halt Qaddafi Attacks
“The Security Council approved a measure on Thursday authorizing ‘all necessary measures’ to protect Libyan civilians from harm at the hands of forces loyal to Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi.”
An aware reader might notice that many of these articles are nearly one week old.
What a difference a day makes
“TWO days of heavy air strikes by a Western-led coalition have abruptly flipped the momentum of Libya’s civil war, particularly in the east of the country.”
Well, I was busy with a special project at my place of work.
House Votes to defund National Public Radio
“Republicans say country can no longer afford to subsidize NPR, which they call liberally biased; Democrats unified in opposition ...”
The New American Magazine is becoming more and more to my liking.
Rep. Justin Amash Calls Libya Action Unconstitutional
“Freshman Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) claims President Obama is violating the U.S. Constitution by committing U.S. armed forces to enforce a no-fly-zone over Libya without approval from Congress, and he’s got a strong witness in his corner: Senator Barack Obama. by Thomas R. Eddlem.”
I further agree with Ron Paul:
Ron Paul: Libya strikes unconstitutional – only Congress can declare war Alex Jones’ Infowars
“Mr. Speaker: I rise to introduce a resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the President is required to obtain in advance specific statutory authorization for the use of United States Armed Forces in response to civil unrest in Libya. As many in the administration, Congress, and elsewhere...”
Why should we care about the thoughts of these... Republicans? Obama’s closest allies surely support him.
Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action
“A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker [Dennis Kucinich] raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.”
Really, one of Obama’s most ardent endorsers has turned?
Democrat Calls Obama’s Actions in Libya ‘Impeachable’
“Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich said Monday that President Obama’s approval of air strikes against Libya is an ‘impeachable offense.’ By Raven Clabough”
On war in Iraq and Afghanistan, my friends in the Libertarian Party rightly consider liberal Democrats to be hypocrites:
Where Did The Antiwar Movement Go?
“The antiwar movement has been strangely silent despite the fact that U.S. foreign policy hasn’t really changed that much since Barack Obama became President.”
The award-winning Obama certainly has the support of the international community.
Russia’s Zhirinovsky calls to revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize
“Russia’s head of the Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, has appealed to the Nobel Prize Committee to revoke U.S. President Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize, the party’s press service said in a statement on Monday.”
The neighbors must support Obama, right?
Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya
“Group says endorsement of no-fly zone was intended to prevent civilian casualties.”
Democratic rule is taking hold!
EXCLUSIVE: Libyans Use Journalists as Human Shields
“An attack on the compound of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi on Sunday had to be curtailed because of journalists nearby, Fox News has learned exclusively.”
People are now more free to speak.
Criticism of Gaddafi grows bolder in Libyan capital
“TRIPOLI (Reuters) - After days of Western air strikes, some people in the Libyan capital felt bold enough to drop their customary praise of leader Muammar Gaddafi for a few moments and say instead they want him gone.”
Of course in the U.S., only members of could say that they want a president gone. If one says anything against Obama, well, then that person is a racist!
American Policy Center : The Threat to Freedom: The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Department of Homeland Security
“The specific purpose of the Department of Homeland Security is to protect the ‘STATE’ against all enemies. That has come to include anyone who uses their first amendment right to speak out against specific policies.”
I have already expressed my opinion:
ObamaCare Celebrates its First Birthday: A Fitting Tribute
“ObamaCare celebrates its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, March 23 — and an appropriate way to commemorate the big day is to list of 12 of the law’s most economically destructive provisions. By Joe Wolverton, II”
Obama has also other ways to destroy our economy:
LSU Economist: Obama Drilling Moratorium Cost Billions
“Joseph Mason, a professor at Louisiana State University said in his testimony last week before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power that President Obama’s moratorium on drilling for oil in the Gulf Of Mexico cost the nation billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs.”
The worst is the hyperinflation yet to come:

Money Supply: The Myth of Hyperinflation - Seeking Alpha
“Conventional wisdom is that the Fed’s printing presses are running overtime and the economy is awash with liquidity. Earlier this week the National Association for Business Economics reported that almost half the economists they surveyed believed that Federal Reserve Policy is inflationary.”
Fortunately, the Federal Reserve is not above the law.
Supreme Court: Fed Must Disclose Bailout Details
“After the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of lower-court rulings, the Federal Reserve (Fed) must release information within five days about its ‘emergency’ bailouts of large banks and financial institutions undertaken in 2008 under the guise of saving the financial system. By Alex Newman”
The actions of the Federal Reserve might have a role.
Why Fears That Quantitative Easing Will Lead To Hyperinflation Are Totally Unfounded
“Buying up government debt or going into negative interest rate territory just isn’t that radical under a fiat system of currency.”
Different causes exist for the crises in Europe.
The Road to Economic Crisis Is Paved With Euros
“Is there any way to save Europe’s democracies from sinking together in the ill-conceived currency union?”
Jenifer Harmon, as usual, is correct:
“...People ... are conditioned
to hate everything Obama does,
and jerk off over Sarah Palin.”
I also know that my left hand, like your girlfriend, is sore.
Christopher dug a grave.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fill down

“Have a message for Michael Scott or Steve Carell? Send us your fondest memory or your own personal goodbye and get featured on!”
With my clipboard, I was feeling very clerical:
“Throughout the week of Spring Break a technician from Laser Equipment, our re-manufactured toner vendor, along with an IS staff member, will be visiting offices across campus to clean office printers.”
This week at my place of work, updating a spreadsheet must take precedence over my blog.
Ford’s Focus Doug: Like Charlie Sheen, Only Orange, And A Puppet
“No human celebrity on earth would dare follow sensei Charlie Sheen’s totally amazeballs assault on social media, hoping to come out huger and finish....higher. This week, one puppet is giving it a cold, calculating, point-perfect try. Meet Focus Doug. He’s the orange puppet that Ford wants us all...”
The puppet and a fellow IS staff member share a name.
Doug (the Orange Puppet) Tours the Interior of the All-New Focus
“Doug (the Orange Puppet) quickly learns that Megan is all business when it comes to SYNC® with MyFord Touch,™, heated leather seats, double french stitching and the other interior features of the all-new 2012 Focus. See if John, Ford Marketing Specialist, can get a handle on his new spokesperson.”
This fellow IS staff member also drives a Honda, and not a Ford Focus.
Mugen Building One-Off Higher-Performance Honda CR-Z
“Renowned Japanese tuner Mugen has announced plans to develop a higher-performance version of the Honda CR-Z hybrid. The one-off—which Mugen says is not intended for production—will make its public debut this July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K.”
The following is actually available this July:
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe news and pictures | evo
“Mercedes Benz reveals its new two-door C63 AMG coupe. With up to 480bhp, is it a BMW M3 beater?”
Also, has some videos thereof: The New C 63 AMG Coupé
“Strength and agility packaged in a sporty design: the new C 63 AMG Coupé dazzles with elegant lines and race car type performance. Find out more now! Zero to100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and electronically limited at a respectable 250 km/h. The consumption is on average only 12 liters per 100 km...”
My Chevy Cavalier posted 25.720 miles per gallon or 9.112 liters per 100 kilometers at the Sam’s Club. Let us look at a different number.
Porsche Puts $845,000 Price Tag on 918 Spyder
“We had all hoped that Porsche would make a follow-up to the 2004 Carrera GT supercar. After a positive reaction to its 2010 918 Spyder Concept, the Stuttgart-based automaker has decided to put the 918 into production, albeit with a limited run of 918 models each at a price of $845,000 — not including...”
Of course, there are other supercar options.
Koenigsegg Agera R specifications announced
“As previously announced, the twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine develops 1115 PS (1099 hp / 820 kW) and 1200 Nm (885 lb-ft) of torque. It is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which enables the 1330 kg (2932 lb) supercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h...”
Legendary McLaren F1 GTR Takes On It’s Younger Counterpart, The MP4-12C
“There is no doubt that sometime in the light of your kid-dom, you’ve had a poster hanging right above your bed of the legendary, timeless, iconic McLaren F1...”
Classic 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 vs Ferrari 458 Italia [video]
“Here’s a promotional video for a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ drag race between a Ferrari 458 Italia owner and a friend with a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427.”
I ain’t heard no ‘gentleman’s agreement’ outside NASCAR.”
Video: Win Tony Stewart’s Camaro and Help A Great Cause -
“If you’d like to win a chance at a new ‘11 Camaro or a VIP trip to the NASCAR race of your choice, we suggest checking out the Tony Stewart Foundation. For just $25 you can enter for your chance to win the prizes, and you’ll help a lot of people in the process!”
Tony Stewart’s nickname is Smoke, but would that translate?
Chevy Camaro Heading to China, Will Be Called ‘Ke Mai Luo’ -
“For the first time in 102 years, GM sold the most cars in a country other than America. That country would be China, which is now the world’s biggest car market. And they’re bringing the Camaro to China, with a new (but not new) name and a much higher price tag.”
In Asia, a small pick-up truck debuted:
First Look: Next-Generation Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck - News
“GM takes the covers off the Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck at the Bangkok International Auto Show in Thailand, and the rugged concept previews the next-generation Colorado midsize pickup that officially goes on sale in Thailand later this year -- and eventually will arrive in North America, our source...”
In working with the spreadsheet, I would often fill down.
LSX Challenge Bradenton 2011 Same Day Coverage -
“It’s a new era for LS racing with this year’s expanded LSX Challenge Series schedule! There are four races in the series this year instead of a single event, and Bradenton is the first stop on the tour. We’re expecting some of the quickest and fastest LS-powered cars on the planet in five different...”
We both know that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 smokes them:
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. 2011 Shelby GT350 - Comparison Test at
“2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 now generates numbers that are on par with the other pony cars. The 2011 Shelby GT350 built on the newest Ford Mustang platform. It goes fast and retain a reasonable level of comfort for the street.”
Being an automotive enthusiast also implies a sense of community:
2011 Good Guys Spring Lonestar Nationals -
“I got to watch it take a couple of laps, got a couple of photos too. I’ll have them up on FB tonight, here’s a link to the gallery that they’re in. I drove down from KS and back on Friday, 13 hours on the road round trip. It was a cool show, I’ll be back for sure as well...”
The BMW X3 Difference Event was at Baron BMW on Monday.
BMW to bring TwinPower turbo tech to 3-cylinder engines
“BMW has announced that it wants to bring its TwinPower turbo technology to smaller displacement engines, including 4-cylinder and 3-cylinder power plants.”
Both the BMW X3 xDrive28i and the turbocharged xDrive35i were available to test-drive as well as a similarly equipped Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz GLK. I have not participated in a comparative test-drive in ten years, which was also the last time I had as much fun!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Presentation at JCCC about Eating Disorders

Next week, JCCC has a presentation about eating disorders:

“Is It ‘Healthy’ or Is It an Eating Disorder?
11 a.m.-noon, March 30, 2011, 211 Carlsen Center

Eating disorders are an enigma. To an outsider looking in, it appears that a person could control what she eats and how much she exercises and specifically create the body society idealizes. This is a myth that our culture perpetuates. The lecture examines how to identify those struggling with an eating disorder by looking at the pulse of their inner world and provides an overview of those at risk, the recovery path and prevention strategies.

Presenters Michelle Micsko, clinical psychologist, and Kathi Bjerg, dietician, from Insight Counseling, will look at the continuum of normal to abnormal eating during a one-hour presentation for students that’s also open to the community.”

I owe Paul and Joe

I owe Paul and Joe, creators of Disney’s Recess, for this one.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

YBH - your brain hurts 004

Yes, watch the product placement at the beginning, and then proceed at your own risk.
Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull
“Music video by Jennifer Lopez performing On The Floor feat. Pitbull. © 2011 Island Records”
Fortunately our day has already been brightened by Jimmy John’s, whose menu is now on our fridge under a Jimmie Johnson magnet.
Biggest Full Moon in Decades to Appear Tonight
“Due to the moon’s elliptical orbit, it will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual.”
Despite all of the fun models ever GM Holden Ltd, the Holden Caulfield was never one of them.
2012 Porsche 911 spied in action [video]
“We’ve already seen a lot of this upcoming new 911 (998 generation) but the closer we look the more those details we know of make their presence know.”
Regardless, I would prefer something from HSV - Holden Special Vehicles.
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth - with pure engine sounds
“Pure sound mix with some seriously tasty rubber-burning sideways action from one of my absolute favorite rally cars of the 80s - the RWD Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. Footage is from national European rally events from the 1980s/1990s.”
Electronic dance music of my Sharam radio on Pandora shall play from my Motorola Droid 2 in the Multimedia Station for DROID by Motorola!
Rebecca Black-Friday
“Written and Produced by Patrice Wilson, Clarence Jey and Maverik.
Twitter / Erica Friedman: “Off for more fun, possibly more pictures of random things.”

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ides of March, 2011

Beware the Ides of March.”
That song from 8 Mile in a commercial for Chrysler should be seen as worse.
Analysis: Japan nuclear crisis now seen worse than Three Mile
“NEW YORK (Reuters) - Conditions at a stricken nuclear power plant in Japan have deteriorated so much that there is a growing consensus the crisis is greater than the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, and there are fears that it could get significantly worse.”
The situation is actually quite serious where you are, and I’m so sorry:
Sendai Tsunami through Western eyes
Denton has also made the same observation:
William Tucker: Japan Does Not Face Another Chernobyl -
“In The Wall Street Journal, William Tucker says that the containment structures of Japan’s nuclear reactors appear to be working, and that the latest reactor designs aren’t vulnerable to the coolant problem at issue in Japan.”

I have today felt the most true sense of community at my place of work.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Stale zaniness 006

You are not as big of a hypocrite as I;
I have bested you by cubic volume alone.
REWRITE - Newt Gingrich
“Lawrence O’Donnell offers advice to Newt Gingrich on how to explain his moral lapses and hypocrisy to American voters if he wants to run for the White House in 2012.”

5 Disturbing New Ways Debt Collectors Are Getting Your Money
“For an entire generation of college graduates facing a job market with nothing but tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt and frat party beer guts under their belts, the future is looking grim. Very, very grim.”
Hey, I am going to the City of Mission, KS, and then I am going to Sam’s Club, but I am going to tonight see The ‘Roving’ Roving Imp Night and Improv Thunderdome. Season 7, Round 3 at the Westport Coffehouse!
Cool Springs Life: Who We Are
“Protect your estate without writing a premium check.”
Well, that is strange, because I thought that the prequel to The Room was just a rumor. I swear that one of those people in the image linked above looks like Tommy Wiseau.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why is she so... smart?

Richard Dean Anderson Website.
He is on Fairly Legal on the USA Network, but is he also on Stargate Universe on the Syfy?
Real Homemade Pulse Laser Gun [Video]
“Wow, that gun looks great, but be careful when playing with things like this, else you might end up with only one eye.”
Let us have a civilized discourse, which is also interesting.
Setting the Record Straight on Sharia
“‘We saw an anti-Sharia law in Oklahoma. The anti-Sharia bill in Tennessee goes a lot [has] to do with the politics of equating Sharia with Muslims, with terrorism, [and] with national security...’”
By coincidence, “Lift Me Up” by Moby was playing on my Pandora when I received a phone call for a charitable donation.
Katie Pavlich - NPR President: Tea Party Racist, Racist People
“Just in case you needed another reason for your tax dollars to stop going to NPR, here’s the latest.”
Why is she so... smart?
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigns after undercover video
Fresh from the Science Channel, Simon asks,
“I was just wondering what [Jayne’s] job is - on the ship.”
Ron Schiller Will Not Work at Aspen Institute
“Katrina Trinko writes on NRO: The NPR executive caught on video bashing the Tea Party and saying that NPR didn’t need federal funding will not be heading to the Aspen Institute. Ron Schiller had been scheduled to start his new position as director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program and Harman-Eisner...”
Mal responds, “Public relations.”
31 Public Relations Definitions
“Say PR, as in public relations, particularly during a conversation about marketing or social media, and participants are liable to have vastly different perspectives on the topic. Traditionally, public relations referred to the art of getting mentions of a person, company or other organization...”
The Mafia Wars Game is now also going to close Bangkok. Will Brazil be worth it, The Fast and Furious 5: Fast Five?
WATCH: ACORN ‘pimp’ records NPR execs
“James O’Keefe’s sting operation records two operatives pretending to be wealthy Muslim donors who want to help NPR in case Republicans have their way with the whole push for defunding.”
My co-worker shared a statistic:
half of marriages ends in divorce;
the other half ends in death.
CBS Gives Zero Coverage to NPR Scandal
“Since an undercover sting video was released on Tuesday showing National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller calling conservatives ‘seriously racist people’ – for which he resigned – CBS News has failed to utter a single word about the controversy on its broadcasts. That despite NPR President and...”
Also, NBC Action News was at my neighborhood QuikTrip.
Facebook Fueling Gas Boycotts
“Facebook postings calling for nationwide gas boycotts -- one occurring tomorrow and another one on May 15 -- are going up at a rate of about one per minute.”
If I had actually gone to Hooters, then I would certainly reek of chicken wings and desperation.
How To Kiss With Passion
“Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Michael R. Sanchez and more videos in the General Sex category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide or produce your ...”
Inside NASCAR, being utterly alone on the motorway was strange.
Chris Harris gets his hands on the new BMW M5!
“‘Chris Harris gets his hands on the new M5 !The BMW M5. The fast saloon car after which the whole genre is named. Its internal code is...’ Follow for more and the VIDEO!”
“All this time we thought he was a powerful super-being,
yet he was just a child...”

He is not a child. He is THIRTY-FOUR!”
However, the same cannot be said for our friend Josh: SDV 0294.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Postscript to Experiment 010

Part of the solution to the question in my last post, 1011012 in binary is 4510 in decimal notation. Also, David solved (2^11-5^2), which is 211 - 52, and becomes 2048 - 25, which equals 2023, when I become 45. My previously shared mileage (100,000) is also my current age (32) in binary (1000002). I chose 2048 CE because my 2003 Chevy Cavalier will then be 45, so 25 is the difference in our ages. Occasionally, I have fun with math and creep out myself a little.
Video: Japan’s New Goateed Geminoid Robot Is Uncomfortably Realistic | Popular Science
“The latest Geminoid robot is one of the most realistic, and thus creepiest, android we’ve ever seen. The skin, hair, goatee (!), and facial expressions are real enough to fool you for a few seconds while it sinks in that something very, very weird is going on.”
The world needs more happy and smiling Germans. Thank you, Asian Martin.
627 hp Scirocco :-D - Car Videos on StreetFire
“A wild ride TODAY in a newly built VW Scirocco wit - StreetFire”
Twitter / Josh Lawson: “Saw a dolphin today. And it occurred to me - if you see a dolphin and don’t feel happy, then you are Hitler.”
It’s a SausageFest in Kansas City
“Food writers today often bemoan that society has forgotten that food can bring us together. Well, Rudolph Bledsoe and...”
Martha Stewart had a festive tip: Shred documents for customized confetti!
Get the Facts at Read all about it in today’s Morning Bell!
“Policymakers often talk about ‘family values’ but rarely are they able to marshal the evidence that exists showing how important stable family relationships are to American civil society. That is why The Heritage Foundation is launching a redesigned filled with hundreds of charts...”
Using the exit lane to slow my car causes me to feel as if I am falling off the pace.
Standing up to EPA’s war on coal | Op-Ed |
“Coal is a vital sector of Kentucky’s economy. More than 200,000 jobs in the state depend on it, including more than 18,000 coal miners, and half the country’s electricity comes from coal.”
Twitter / Manga University: “All the sakura that bloomed early this weekend in Tokyo are going to be hammered by today’s heavy rain. So sad...”

Sunday, March 6, 2011


OMG, my age in decimal notation
will become this value
expressed in binary notation
in the following year CE
expressed as (2^11-5^2).

Cog Harmon, Hans Harmon or Matt Massey
might understand the preceding.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Postscript to Experiment 009

The Doppler Effect - “Beauty Hides in the Deep (The Blizzard intro mix)”
For which I’m sorry, I also replied to Chanté this way, “Someone is an undersea princess, because technically a mutiny occurs at sea, and a revolt occurs in a kingdom.”
Mind Your Own Business-Why The U.S. Should Stay Out of Libya by Jake Porter | Libertarian Party
“With the recent protests and split within the nation of Libya, many are suggesting that the United States should enforce a no-fly zone or even take military action on Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi and his loyal forces and mercenaries to stop the violence, continued bloodshed, and threat of ...”
I never understood this usage in the first place, so the best is never to start:
That’s So Gay - Wanda Sykes
“GLSEN and Ad Council’s new ad campaign from Featuring Wanda Sykes in a pizza parlor telling a group of teenage boys to Knock It Off!”
I would most like to tell off the little snot in the U.S. campaign for the Toyota Highlander.
In the Air Tonight: Phil Collins Quits the Music Biz - E! Online
“Famed Genesis drummer and vocalist cites medical issues as reason for retirement.”
From Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Genie asks, “You’re Thor?”

The Hollow Cry of ‘Broke’
“Though it may disappoint many conservatives, there will be no federal or state bankruptcies.”
I don’t know at what windows she was looking; among other fantasies, the Democratic Party and the New York Times believe that we can spend and borrow the U.S. out of debt.
Power Line - A Philanthropist Advances the Cause of Science, the New York Times Doesn’t
“Over the last week or so, I have been following and shooting down the various attacks the Left has launched...”
What shall be the postscript to this experiment, 009?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hey, I am also available

This sounds like the packaging for Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
Secret Space Plane to Launch Tomorrow On Second Secret Space Mission | Popular Science
“Three months after its first mission ended, the military is launching another X-37B space plane on Friday, in a second classified mission for the X-37B program. If the weather holds up, the second X-37B orbiter will launch Friday afternoon on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, according to ...”
Thank you for calling, Community Blood Center, I did not know that a year had passed since I first gave blood. I can donate every 56 days? I did not previously know my blood type, but I can determine with which Japanese women that I am romantically compatible.
The Player: Creating Sexual Chemistry
“Sexual chemistry can be the deciding factor when it comes to landing her. If it doesn’t come naturally, here’s how to conjure it up.”
Hey, I am also available. My assistance is mediocre at best.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I said let them truckers roll, Ten-Four.

Unsure on which page I had first seen the story on the Facebook, I found the following source through a search on Google.
Gov. Walker gives Wisconsin Democrats 24 hours to return « Cubachi
In the tradition of the Power Rangers, 24-Hour Claritin® Power NOW!
Resolution passed to fine the fleeing Wisconsin 14 democrats for each day they miss « Cubachi
RNC runs ad in support of Governor Walker « Cubachi
I am no longer against conservative media bias, because someone must demand the liberal media tell the truth!
Wikileaks Documents Show WMD Were Found In Iraq | Blogs For Victory
“The release by Julian Assange’s web site Wikileaks of classified documents reveals that U.S. military intelligence discovered chemical weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in the creation of toxins, and uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”
Great, Zynga is making the Mafia Wars Game into Vampire Wars by closing down Cuba, and soon Moscow.
Senate to vote on short-term funding bill
“The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on a bill that would extend funding for the federal government by two more weeks while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels.”
When will the lame portal open?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What do you know 013

Once again I must acknowledge, “Christopher’s priority seems to center on doing Ottawa University like things rather than writing the paper.” I brought my Dell to work with me in a focused effort for my Methodologies of Project Development class, but I was ultimately too busy to make any progress. I just replied to an e-mail message from my instructor, and finally sent him what I have: mostly raw information pasted into his provided framework.
HILARIOUS >> Don’t Touch the Forcefield! [Video]
“Don’t touch the forcefield, or it’ll destructunate your hand!.”
Am I understanding that you will not need to reschedule?
Dana Milbank: How I survived my Palin-free February
“I admit there were doubts in those early days about whether I could make it through all of February without invoking her name. The tremors and sweats were manageable. But I couldn’t overcome an abiding terror.”
NetworkedBlogs automatically publishes a link for me on Twitter, but I am not sure if I like the way the app would publish to Facebook. No carriage returns become spaces, so the words all run together! This is why I prefer to manually share a link to my blog on Facebook.
Futurama Tops 10 Million Facebook Likes!
“Good news, everyone! Pearl Jam, Angry Birds and NPR can all officially suck it. That’s because Futurama just crossed 10 million likes on Facebook, which is more...”
Which is more closely related to ‘a subsidiary of AB Volvo located in Greensboro, North Carolina’, a similarly titled song was played by Gen X Radio:
The Return of the Boss
“The Mustang performance icon of the late 60s, the Boss 302, returns in a 2012 production version with exhilarating power and handling for the street as well as the race track.”
I have again failed to meet the expectations of the public. Sorry, I was just putting junk in the trunk.
7 Tips for Sexting Someone You Barely Know
“The courtship process used to be a lot simpler. You used to cruise around in a Firebird and girls would be there, and then there’d be something called heavy petting, and then you were married.”
At QuikTrip, my Chevy Cavalier posted 27.078 miles per gallon or 8.655 liters per 100 kilometers.
Rolls-Royce Unveils Phantom 102EX, World’s Most Luxurious Electric Car
“Rolls-Royce revealed the Phantom 102EX, an electric version of the company’s top-of-the-line model.”
Twitter / JadedTLC: “@glennbeck so you belong to a union? does your audience know that? #wiunion ...”
8 must-ask questions about your social media audience - Holy Kaw!
“Connecting is what social media is all about, yet do you know the audience you or your business is trying to reach well enough to keep them coming back for more? Pam Moore at Social Media Today provides those wishing to capture a captive audience and form lasting bonds with a few pointers ...”
Please note that Kaw is from Guy Kawasaki, and is pronounced like a female bovine.
A Growing Debate: How To Define ‘Organic’ Food
“In many places, cross-pollination between genetically modified crops and non-GMO varieties is unavoidable. If a dairy cow eats corn that contains any genetically modified genes, is its milk still organic? Such questions are vexing the organics industry.”
Twitter / Mignon Fogarty: “A trick to help you remember the difference between ‘weather’ and ‘whether’...”
A Lesson in Leadership for PR and Small Businesses - Blogging PRWeb
“Terry Starbucker joins #prwebchat to tell us why being a leader in your field is important and describe the traits necessary to gain influence and authority.”
I didn’t make it through White Collar an hour ago on the USA Network.