Saturday, May 13, 2006

On September 12, 2001, I was driving home from Birmingham, Alabama, where I'd been stranded, and was passing through Mississippi. Suddenly, the traffic on the Interstate came to a screeching halt! Literally. I am surprised that the rental care company didn't charge me for the brown stains on the seat! So for an hour, I inched my way towards a lane closed sign. For a stretch of twenty feet, there were orange cones blocking off that lane. Then they were gone. There were no workers, no vehicles, no nothing! Just a lane closed sign and 20 feet of closed Interstate.

That's when I decided the name Mississippi had derived from an old Indian word for "We stop for no fuckin' reason." After driving through Tennessee in 1997, i determined Tennessee came from an old Indian Word that meant "Road Construction Ahead."

I that spirit, here's a sign I made at Atom Smasher's Road Construction Sign Generator:

Friday, May 12, 2006

While Farking this morning, in search of something to write about, I came across this site: What is Christian Nationalism? i read a quote from George Grant:

Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ -- to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness.

But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice.

It is dominion we are after. Not just influence.

It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time.

It is dominion we are after.

World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish.

If you substitute 'Muslim" for "Christian" and "Allah" for "Christ," It sounds a lot like Osama bin Laden, doesn't it? Not convinced? Take this simple quiz and see if you can tell the difference wetween quotes from Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Osama Bin Landen.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Finally, a politician gets it! Senator Hillary Clinton has introduced a bill that raises the minimum wage and ties increases to Congresscritters pay increases. So if they vote themselves a 100% pay raise, the minimum wage goes up 100%. Daily Kos has the full text of the bill.

Of course, we all know this will be defeated faster than a gay marriage bill, but it's about time! Everytime Congress raises their pay, raises taxes, or does anything like that, we get to keep just a little less of our paychecks.

Months ago, I blogged about how often Congress raises its pay versus how seldom it raises the minimum wage. I can't find the post at the moment, but I beleive it's been about 20 years.

My hat's off to Hillary! I know it's just an election year ploy, and it isn't sincere or heartfelt, and I also know it stands a snowball's chance in hell of passage. But good on ya, mate!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A new study indicates that women are attracted to men who like children, and can pick up on subtle clues on a man's face.

I wonder if that applies to men who like children on

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Shouldn't it be called Or

I wonder if I shouldn't go out and register those domain names? Nah! Best to keep a low profile.

Let's see what has reported. On May 5, a Florida columnist made up a MySpace page for a local city councilman. Oops! Someone found it!

On April 21, FOX News (don't even start), reported that several students in Riverton, Kansas were arrested for writing on their MySpace site that they were going to shoot up their high school.

On April 18, Wired ran a story that said that sex offenders have created pages on the social web site to stalk teens.

On April 5, USA Today reported about two teenage boys who videotaped themselves firebombing an empty hanger who were arrested when they posted the video on their page.

A Wilson, NY teen was arrested for posting about bombing his principal's house. A Bensalem, PA student was arrested for posting a picture of himself holding a gun and a bag of pot.

What have we learned? Teens: Whatever you publish on the web, even if it's a joke, will be discovered and you will pay the consequences. Scum who prey on kids: Whatever you publish on the web, even if it's a joke, will be discovered and you will pay the consequences. You guys have to be more cutting edge!

But mainly, what we've learned is DON'T USE MYSPACE!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

I'm still wondering about the curious case of the Liberal outrage over Patrick Kennedy's DUI crash, and the lack of ensuing calls for his resignation and/or impeachment. ("Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" "To the curious incident of the Liberal outrage of Patrick Kennedy's DUI accident." "The Liberals did not get outraged." "That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.)Over the weekend, he announced he would go into rehab. For the second freakin' time in six months!

Hoping to find some Liberals at least blaming the drug manufacturers, I browsed some blogs, and found nothing.

I did find an article that said this: "Analysts say Rhode Islanders are likely to reelect Kennedy, who has won the loyalty of constituents by bringing federal dollars home to the nation's smallest state." The article goes on to say that Kennedy will probably rise no further, but, instead remain in the House.

I even found a blog, Not in My Bible, that listed as proof of the current administrations unfitness to be in charge all the DWI convictions of the Pres and Veep.

I guess we should all be grateful that when Patrick Kennedy was at the wheel, no one died.