Saturday, July 28, 2007

Good Stuff.

This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

He Needs To Go.

As I said before, will someone please fire this guy?!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Yup, that's irony.

From NPR:
The Golden State Fence Company was hired in the 1990s to build a stretch of fence along the California border. The purpose: to keep undocumented immigrants out. Now the president of the company faces jail time for knowingly hiring undocumented workers.

Can't Wait.

In 2008, the next Batman movie, titled The Dark Knight, will be released. I'm excited. In this story, Batman (Christian Bale) will square off against the Joker (Heath Ledger). The Joker portrayed by Ledger looks much darker and scarier than his previous incarnations, even the drawn ones. Check it out.

Here's a drawing of the Joker. It's the darkest and scariest I could find from a 3 second perusal of some google image search results:

Here's Cesar Romero as the Joker in the campy Batman tv show:

Here's Jack Nicholson as the Joker in the 1989 Batman movie:

Finally, here's Heath Ledger as the Joker in the upcoming movie. I love that his "smile" is actually scar tissue from, what looks to be, a nasty knife wound:

More Statistics.

I'm a numbers kinda guy and I like statistics. That is why you can find a lot of references in my blog to news articles containing rankings, statistics, polls, etc. Here's another one. This article said that 7% of people didn't rate faithfulness as very important in a relationship. This was a survey of 2020 people, which means that 141 people said it wasn't very important. Who are these people?

Also, only 12% of people surveyed said that sharing political beliefs was very important, while 49% said that sharing religious beliefs was very important. I guess people feel that tenuous, otherworldly phenomena are more important than real-world, life-altering policies.

Friday, July 13, 2007

It Doesn't Matter.

This BBC article said that the "US Senate has voted 87-1 to double the reward for the death or capture of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden to $50m." According to this website, the per capita income of a person in Pakistan is $690. I think it's safe to assume that it's much less in Afghanistan. I don't think people making so little money were waiting for the US to increase its bounty before turning in Bin Laden. To them, there is no difference between $25m and $50m. It might as well be $1b. I don't think any amount of money is really going to matter when it comes to Bin Laden. Either people don't know there is a US bounty on his head, or they don't care. Either way, the Senate just wasted their time.

Beware of my huge head...

...and my tiny, stick-like legs!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


It's official, 41% of Americans are clueless. This article says so.

A Newsweek poll released last week found 41 percent of Americans still believe Saddam Hussein was directly involved in financing, planning or carrying out the September 11 attacks, though no such connection has been found.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sounds About Right.

You Are 60% Cynical

Yes, you are cynical, but more than anything, you're a realist.
You see what's screwed up in the world, but you also take time to remember what's right.

Your Political Profile:

Overall: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal


I just got back from watching Michael Moore's Sicko and one of the points he makes really stuck with me. Why is just about everything socialized in the U.S. except for health care? Here is a quick list of some of the basic services that are socialized in the U.S.:

  • Police Department

  • Fire Department

  • Transportation Security Administration - the interesting thing is that after the Sept. 11th attacks, airport security was taken away from private companies and placed into government hands

  • K-12 Education - why it's limited to this education range, I'm not sure

  • Post Office - it's not completely paid for by tax money, but it's heavily subsidized and still cheaper than its private counterparts: FedEx, UPS, or DHL

  • Library - you can borrow books, movies, and music (even new stuff) instead of having to buy these things from stores

  • Military - I'm not sure this really counts as a socialized organization, but we don't hire our military from private companies (i.e. mercenaries) every time we want to fight a war. We do hire private companies, like Blackwater, to provide armed "security" though. Why they aren't considered mercenaries is beyond me.

Why is it okay to socialize these organizations and not health care? Would we be better off hiring private companies to protect us or fight our fires for profit like we let insurance and pharmacutical companies take care of our health for profit? Wouldn't we get better service from a private company's police force or fire department, or are we worried that the company might put profits ahead of what's important? Why is health care different?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fire Him. Please.

I was just reading this article and I can't believe that Alberto Gonzales still has a job. Will someone fire this guy, please?! This guy has been caught red-handed lying to congress and lying about what he said to congress. The worst part is that Bush is trying to cover it up buy not letting aides testify about any wrongdoing in the firing of the federal prosecutors. Why are the American people letting Bush and Gonzales get away with that? Are we really that stupid?