Do Only Spineless Weasels Run For President?

March 1, 2007

McCain apologizes for remarks about ‘wasted’ US Iraq troops

Republican presidential hopeful Senator John McCain apologized Thursday for remarks that some critics interpreted as undervaluing the service of US troops in Iraq.

Late Wednesday, while announcing his plan to run for the presidency on the late night comedy-variety Late Show on CBS television, McCain said about the Iraq war: “Americans are very frustrated and they have every right to be. We wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives, over there.”

Prior issue coverage on this blog:
I Hope Dubya Never Has Another Good Night’s Sleep Til He Dies — And Then He Should Also Be Sleepless In Hell!

Another Spineless Weasel Runs For President

May 2007: Boycott America Month?

March 1, 2007

Why revolution is the only viable solution

Our Government has degenerated to the point where the vast majority of the people of this country can be opposed to a certain issue and the people in power will just keep on pushing it with completely disregard. When they run into resistance they spend billions of dollars of our money on propaganda to lie to us about the issue.

OK. First the RIAA. Then Sony. Then our country.

That’s 3 2 months done.

We could have had May free if all of you had done the right thing.

Update: April 2007: Cancel Sony Boycott

Should we move up the May action to April?

April 2007: Boycott Sony Month?

March 1, 2007

Sony Blackballs Kotaku

Hey, Sony: Fuck you!

Fire the asshole who dared to pull that shit.


Update: April 2007: Cancel Sony Boycott

Damn That Spam!

March 1, 2007

Maybe I should start a Category for this?

It got me with this Subject: You’re embarrassing yourself here!

And I thought: Oh shit. Someone’s sussed out the blog!

Then I opened it to find a JPEG for a penny stock and this opening text:

You just can’t get away from your, “I will screw him in the ass” obsession, can you? The Black Donnellys follows the lives of four working-class Irish-American brothers and their involvement in organized crime in New York City.

Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses.

It’s convenient for you.

It Leaves An Odor The Suits Can Smell

March 1, 2007

Creativity has no price!

Desperation kills. If you’re desperate, it shows. It shows your belief in needing something and it looks simply terrible. Desperation shows weakness, and that’s when you get pushed and taken advantage of the most. What do you think will happen if you normally price your designs at $300, never get hired, drop your price in a promotion to $150 (cut them in HALF), and you finally get a client to even ask you how much you charge. The client won’t hire you for $200, they’ll bargain it down, using your desperation against you, probably cutting it in half to $100. Why do you agree? Why do you cut your price in the first place? If you can’t get hired for the price you think is right, then that means you have some knowledge to catch up on. If you don’t have a portfolio, you have to make one, and in the meantime experiment with your creativity, new effects, new styles – everything.

The attitude of “I have to get this, you have to hire me because I need this!” is the worst possible thing to get trapped in.

I’ve been there. I call it being in The Shit.

There’s no cure except to go through it. Trouble is, for some people (ooh, me! me! me!), it can make you mean. You see the cruel side of people in power. You discover people who you thought were friends never were. Forget the disappointment, forget the disillusionment. The worst part, worse than the humiliation ever could be, is the self-realization that you’ve been a dope before stepping into The Shit. Reality wasn’t what you thought it was. You’ve been walking around the fucking Holodeck!

Just wanted to throw that in. What? You expected some wise advice? Feh!

Steve Jobs Kept Saying “Unbelievable”

March 1, 2007

Apple Says IPhone to Sell Since Free Phones Worthless (Update3)

When asked how the Cupertino, California-based company estimated the market of opportunity for the iPhone, Cook said Apple rejected traditional approaches that call for comparing the product to devices sold in a similar price range. Apple plans to offer two iPhone models priced at $499 and $599.

“That kind of analysis doesn’t make really great products,” Cook said. “The iPod would not have been brought to market if we would have looked at it that way — how many $399 music players were being sold at that time?”

Go look at the video of the iPhone intro at Apple’s site.

I’m hoping that when I put out my $600 plus the cost of the contract, I’ll also exclaim in delight, “Unbelievable!”

I’ve been using a $20 ThiefoneTracfone. I’ve been saying “Unbelievable” too — in disgust!

Reference: Aggregator Site

March 1, 2007


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I found out about this because one of my entries mysteriously wound up on it!

I Hope Dubya Never Has Another Good Night’s Sleep Til He Dies — And Then He Should Also Be Sleepless In Hell!

March 1, 2007

McCain says U.S. lives ‘wasted’ in Iraq

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential contender John McCain, a staunch backer of the Iraq war but critic of how President Bush has waged it, said U.S. lives had been “wasted” in the four-year-old conflict. Democrats demand the Arizona senator apologize for the comment as Sen. Barack Obama did when the Democratic White House hopeful recently made the same observation.

“Americans are very frustrated, and they have every right to be,” McCain said Wednesday on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman.” “We’ve wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives.”

Prior issue coverage on this blog: Another Spineless Weasel Runs For President

Oh. This Is Good.

March 1, 2007

calling all theocons

Are you firmly convinced that man and this planet and all the animals on it from the colossal squid to the nasty things that live on our eyelids were created by God in six days (with God putting his feet up and watching some NFL on the 7th day because there is nothing more American than watching pro football on Sunday)?

Do you believe a woman should be barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen? Hate gays and secretly believe AIDS is part of God’s plan to kill ’em all? Think it is important to have balanced budgets comprised of 90% defense spending and 10% money to faith-based initiatives? Want to execute doctors that perform abortions, and the women that have them too, because you firmly believe all life is sacred? Think it is important to keep guns legal because they are good things, and want to ban the cervical cancer vaccine because it will encourage young women to become sluts and sleep around?

Now go read the rest.

Kenneth Eng: WTF?!!?

March 1, 2007

A huge uproar is echoing throughout the internet and that reality called the outside world over a column Kenneth Eng wrote, Why I Hate Blacks. The silly column can be found archived in PDF form here.

I’ve Googled some past columns of this guy.

Cue sound of Whistle Of The Incredible.

It turns out all (all = what’s still left online that can be found by Google!) of them are silly. If not the product of a mind gone deranged. And he was paid for this shit!

The column that really gets me, though, is this: Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us.

This paragraph really sent me:

Animals, through evolution, are intrinsically developed to detest organisms that are different; the obvious reason being that conformity to a certain level increases the chances of a species’ survival. Since humans are part of the animal kingdom, it should be no surprise that whites have evolved to hate Asians, who have a strikingly different appearance than them.

I mean, WTF?

I am, no surprise, “white.” In my entire freakin life, I’ve never heard any white person denigrate an Asian. And I did not grow up among the most enlightened of people. The one time I personally had it in for an Asian — specifically someone who was Chinese — was when I had my cat boarded at this bastard vet’s clinic and the white piece of shit he had mopping the floors wound up injuring my cat. The vet, a Chinese man (and I mean: he had been born in China and then came here as an adult), wouldn’t do a thing to correct the issue — in fact, he evicted my cat because of my complaints! Did I hate him because he was Asian? Because he was Chinese? Hell no! I hated him because he was an uncaring, callous motherfucker who I should have made bleed right then and there. It was behavior, period.

Christ, what kid of the 1960s didn’t think Bruce Lee was the coolest guy around? What kid didn’t think he should have had his own show instead of being saddled with that lummox The Green Hornet? When I saw Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and learned that Lee had been turned down for the role of Kwai Chang Caine for the Kung Fu TV series, I was shocked. It would have been brilliant casting (I had always wondered why David Carradine, and not an Asian, had the role).

And what kid of the 60s didn’t grow up on a diet of anime — stuff that made contemporaneous American animation a national embarrassment? (I have a separate post about this I was going to publish earlier this week, but had to set it aside due to interruptions. I’ll try to get it finished and posted later today.)

I don’t know what world Eng lives in, but it’s not one I recognize from my own daily experience. I can’t speak for whatever insults he’s had to take in life (tell me who hasn’t had to eat shit in this existence?). I only know that, having been around thousands and thousands and thousands of “white” people all these years, I’ve never seen any evidence of the kind of systemic prejudice or entrenched bigotry or “animal-like detestation” he seems to sense so acutely — or, most likely, so psychotically.