Design Coding - Rap?

Okay I really, really, hate rap. But this is informative and funny.
Hint: FF to about a minute into the 'song'.

How to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs without Peeling

Saw it on Amazon

More Media Limbo

Bristol Palin's boyfriend's mom arrested in drug case

The MSM -> CNN just can't leave Palin alone. While Blogo and countless scandals swirl around Chicago and now DC, count on our diligent press to still be hiding in the dumpsters of Alaska.
Bush derangement syndrome is turned into an epidemic.
Thankfully, all the catawalling of the last eight years will mysteriously end while the Obamessiah calms the climate and brings peace to the world, (using virtually the same policies that Bush did).
Branding. It's all about branding nowdays.

Guilt by distant association.
Bristol Palin, the eldest daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and her boyfriend, Levi Johnston, in September.
Acting as if they did nothing wrong...


Technology once again blazing the way for innovations that will be banned

Carbon Nanotube Loudspeaker

Pretty cool idea; the nanotubes are woven into a super thin fabric that is rapidly heated and cooled, thus causing sound to be emitted much like a little modulated thunderclap. This fabric can be stretched into a picture frame, or into a cylinder, or clothing.
How would you like your coat to be a loudspeaker? How would you like every teenager in 20 years to wear their favorite, most abrasive, sound.
As Andy McCasky says, "You have been warned".


Ronald Reagan - Yes We Can

All of us are NeoCon

Are you smarter than a politician?

Chances are very much in your favor:

All survey respondents were asked whether they have ever engaged in any of 13 different political and civic activities. These included, for example, registering to vote, signing a petition, contacting a public official, publishing a letter to the editor, and whether they have ever been elected to a government office.

Among the 2,508 respondents, 164 say they have been elected to a government office at least once. This sub-sample of officeholders yields a startling result: elected officials score lower than the general public. Those who have held elective office earn an average score of 44% on the civic literacy test, which is five percentage points lower than the average score of 49% for those who have never been elected. It would be most interesting to explore whether this statistically significant result is maintained across larger samples of elected officials.

The elected officeholders come from the ranks of Democrats (40%), Republicans (31%), Independents (21%), and those who say they belong to no party or indicate no affiliation (8%). None were asked to specify what office they held, so the proportion in which they held local, state, or federal positions is unknown.

Not all officeholders do poorly, of course. Some elected officials rank among the highest scorers. But the failure rate on the test among those who have won public office is higher (74%) than among those who have not (71%). Officeholders scored lower on all sub-themes of the test: political history, cultural institutions, foreign relations, and market economy.

In each of the following areas, for example, officeholders do more poorly than non-officeholders:

  • Seventy-nine percent of those who have been elected to government office do not know the Bill of Rights expressly prohibits establishing an official religion for the U.S.
  • Thirty percent do not know that "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are the inalienable rights referred to in the Declaration of Independence.
  • Twenty-seven percent cannot name even one right or freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment.
  • Forty-three percent do not know what the Electoral College does. One in five thinks it either "trains those aspiring for higher political office" or "was established to supervise the first televised presidential debates."
  • Fifty-four percent do not know the Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war. Thirty-nine percent think that power belongs to the president, and 10% think it belongs to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Only 32% can properly define the free enterprise system, and only 41% can identify business profit as "revenue minus expenses."
Read the full breakdown of what should humiliate every politician in America:

Elected Officials Score Lower than the General Public

Take the quiz

Atheism Explained: Makes perfect sense now that you explained it.

Looks like Dawkins, Hitchens, and Algore were right after all. I'm sleeping in Sunday.

Final Prop8 Stats Prove Prop8 is a Winner On Both Sides

From what the homosexual lobby has said, through violence and shrill rhetoric, you'd think that Prop8 was a stolen agenda by religious right wing crazies.

Far from the truth. It turns out that Prop8 was not only popular on both sides of the aisle, but overwhelmingly so.

Here are the final stats that place Prop8 as more popular than Schwarzenegger, Feinstein, and Boxer, let alone Kerry and Obama.

From ProtectMarriage.com

The official Statement of the Vote has been released by the Secretary of State. Proposition 8 passed by a margin of 52.3% to 47.7%. We won by a margin of 600,000 votes: 7,001,084 to 6,401,483.  To provide some context for this vote:

  • Prop. 8 received 2,150,000 MORE votes than did Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was reelected in 2006
  • Prop. 8 received nearly 2 million MORE votes than Dianne Feinstein did when she was reelected to the US Senate in 2006
  • Prop. 8 received 250,000 MORE votes than did John Kerry when he carried California in 2004
  • Prop. 8 received 45,000 MORE votes than did Barbara Boxer in her landslide reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2004 
  • Prop. 8 passed with approximately the same percentage of the vote that Barack Obama received nationally
Finally, read this: An ugly attack on Mormons


Obama's School Choice

Actually, I applaud Obama for refusing to send his children into the meat grinder known as public schooling (or government warehousing). Where good sense ends and mendacity begins is where almost all of our public officials on the left insist that our educational system is, in Krusty's words: "It's not just good, It's good enough!"

Christmas "Too Big To Fail", Santa Asks For Bailout

Satire: Is Christmas Too Big to Fail? 12/10/2008

WSJ's Daniel Henninger on the upcoming winter Wonder Land bailout.

Palestinian Children TV at its Best

Mmm... The bunny wants to eat all them jews up!


Bush ducks flying shoes

An Iraqi reporter called U.S. President George W. Bush a 'dog' in Arabic and threw his shoes at him during a news conference in Baghdad

Media is all over it..

British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Train Bombing

WHO'S VULNERABLE? is Marc Steyn's latest poke at "The Religion of Peace" and how liberal apologists are willing to attribute non-random acts of violence to freak occurrences or somehow America's fault.
Of course, nobody ever explores the consistency that such events take place. That's too much work.

Hmm. Greater Bombay forms one of the world's five biggest cities. It has a population of nearly 20 million. But only one Jewish center, located in a building that gives no external clue as to the bounty waiting therein. An "accidental hostage scene" that one of the "practitioners" just happened to stumble upon? "I must be the luckiest jihadist in town. What are the odds?"

In Steyn's article, he points out that Jews in India were either targeted, or this was the greatest instance of happenstance known to man.

At the Chabad House, the murdered Jews were described in almost all the Western media as "ultra-Orthodox," "ultra-" in this instance being less a term of theological precision than a generalized code for "strange, weird people, nothing against them personally, but they probably shouldn't have been over there in the first place." Are they stranger or weirder than their killers? Two "inflamed moderates" entered the Chabad House, shouted "Allahu Akbar!," tortured the Jews and murdered them, including the young Rabbi's pregnant wife. Their two-year-old child escaped because of a quick-witted (non-Jewish) nanny who hid in a closet and then, risking being mown down by machine-gun fire, ran with him to safety.

And, with typical media cynicism, these were those ultra-Orthodox Jews, deserving of good jihad style cleansing.  Finally, Steyn points out how places like the Times ignore salient facts when they don't conform with their PC world view.

The Times was being silly in suggesting this was just an "accidental" hostage opportunity — and not just because, when Muslim terrorists capture Jews, it's not a hostage situation, it's a mass murder-in-waiting. The sole surviving "militant" revealed that the Jewish center had been targeted a year in advance.

It is tragic to see hordes of Islamo-fascists running amok in this world. Worse that the truth is being withheld from the world by idiots.
Then there's that jackass, Deepak Blames America
Word, Deepak: more enemas, less lecturing. Your new age mumbo-jumbo is just wamed over paganism mingled with psycho-babble.