Friday, September 07, 2007

Fortress AmeriKKKa - Day 479!

Khalil Gibran International Academy opened in New York. It is an all-Arabic school, and is a part of the New York City Public School System. Once again, AmeriKKKans are protesting.

The school will follow the same curriculum as other schools in the New York school system, except the classes will be taught in Arabic. (That oughtta make the "God Dun It" ID classes interesting when Jebus comes up in the lesson plan.)

Oddly, no one is using the "They're in AmeriKKKa, learn English" chant. The New York school system already has other dual language schools and nary a word has been said about them. Instead, critics point out that the foe we fight in the Middle East speaks Arabic, and that the school might become a breeding ground for terror, even though the majority of students are neither Arab nor Islamic.

Arabic doesn't equal terrorism any more that AmeriKKKa equals intolerance. Wait. Maybe I need another analogy.


Thursday, September 06, 2007

I am on an airplane headed for Denver. No time. Here's a stupid quiz.

You Are "Dizzy and Giddy"

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Clarkesville, TN has a bit of a teen drinking problem. At least that is what one would expect when reading Joe Mitchell's letter to the editor.

Mitchell has a simple solution: Don't sell cold beer. "I don't think any loving mother or father would allow their teenager to bring home a case of warm beer to be cooled down and carried out to their car that evening for a drive. And who likes warm beer?"

Joe, they sell this stuff called "ice." Heck, the MythBusters demonstrated how to cool a 6 pack in 5 seconds! All the kids have to do is buy a fire extinguisher.

Here's a novel idea, Joe: Let's make it a crime for a retailer to sell beer to a minor, and make it a crime for a minor to buy beer. Oh! Wait! It already is the law. Then, how about enforcing the law?

If we follow your approach, we accept that teens can and will buy beer. We accept that there's nothing we can do to stop them. That they will always find a way to score some suds. And if they will always get beer, why not legalize minors drinking, since we can't stop them?

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

So Bush has decided to do something to help out the people who borrowed more money than they could afford the pay back? Why? Mainly because he used the house sales generated by the predatory lending practices of the financial industry to prove he was good for the economy. This from the President who made sure you and I would no longer have the protection of Chapter 13, yet businesses would.

If you bought a house you couldn't afford based on a variable interest rate, it's not the government's fault. It's not the bank's fault. It's not my fault. I think it's the fault of the person who signed the note and didn't read the fine print and do the math.


Monday, September 03, 2007

List of things caused by Global Warming

Global Warminig, (Praise Gaia and her anointed profits [sic] The Goreacle and Tom Brokaw! Hah-men!) causes, according to the faithful:

  • More tropical storms
  • Fewer tropical storms
  • Warmer temperatures
  • Colder temperatures
  • Increases in the severity of El Nino
  • Decreases in the severity of El Nino

Now, you can add to the list:

Wow! Global Warming (Praise Gaia!) does more work than an illegal immigrant!