Seriously Michelle, It’s Called a Razor. September 17, 2010Posted by Lipstick in News.
Get one. Learn how to use it. A desperate country beseeches you.
Pope Upset That Muslims Are Offended September 16, 2010Posted by Michael in Religion.
News of an attempted assassination by Muslims of Pope Benedict reminded me of this post 4 years ago today about the phony controversy that erupted after his Regensburg remarks:
By FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 10 minutes ago
VATICAN CITY –is “extremely upset” that Muslims have been offended by some of his words in a recent speech in Germany, the said Saturday.
The new Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said the pope’s position on Islam is unmistakably in line with Vatican teaching that the church “esteems Muslims, who adore the only God.”
I think the pope should tell angry Muslims that they are a bunch of frickin’ asshats who need to get a life. He was giving a scholarly paper to a bunch of university professors that denounced religious motivations for violence.
Benedict on Tuesday cited an obscure Medieval text that characterizes some of the teachings of Islam’s founder as “evil and inhuman” — comments some experts took as a signal that the Vatican was staking a more demanding stance for its dealings with the Muslim world. When giving the speech, the pope stressed that he was quoting words of a Byzantine emperor and did not comment directly on the “evil and inhuman” assessment.
Cardinal Bertone, referring to the emperor’s assessment, said “the Holy Father absolutely didn’t intend nor intends to make it his own (assessment.)”
The cardinal pointed out that the pope was speaking in an academic setting and suggested that a “complete and careful reading” of the entire text would make clear the pope’s reflections about the relationship between religion and violence in general.
It seems to me that the pope’s message about the incompatibility of religion and violence is exactly what our Muslim friends need to be thinking about.
John has an excellent post on the pope’s remarks here.
Ohio Car Dealership Blasted For Jihad Ad September 15, 2010Posted by Michael in Economics, Humor.
I’m thinkin’ my next car will be a Mitsubishi.
Sun Sep 24, 1:08 AM ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A car dealership’s planned radio advertisement that declared “a jihad on the automotive market” has drawn sharp criticism for its content but will not be changed, the business said Saturday.
Several stations rejected the Dennis Mitsubishi spot, which says sales representatives wearing “burqas” — head-to-toe traditional dress for Islamic women — will sell vehicles that can “comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back.”
“Our prices are lower than the evildoers’ every day. Just ask the pope!” the ad says. “Friday is fatwa Friday, with free rubber swords for the kiddies.” A fatwa is a religious edict.
Dealership president Keith Dennis said the ad does not disrespect any religion or culture. He said it was “fair game” to poke “a little fun at radical extremists.”
(Bumped from 9/24/2006)
What I Hate And Like To Eat September 14, 2010Posted by Michael in News.
I hate a lot of stuff, actually. There are some foods that taste bad even if you cook them with bacon.
For starters, I don’t like anything that smells like a fart when you cook it.
This stuff smells like a fart when you cook it:
But I really like calamari. It’s my favorite appetizer.
So this story is kind of a nightmare for me. Here are some of the actual squid involved.
GREENFIELD, Calif. — A big rig carrying 15,000 pounds of squid turned over in a field of broccoli early Tuesday after crashing into a ditch outside Greenfield.
The single-vehicle crash took place on a dirt road off Highway 101 at Los Coches Road at about 2:49 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
What foods do you really hate, or like?
Moses Learns an Important Life Lesson September 13, 2010Posted by wintersetruss in Art, Family, Man Laws, Music, Personal Experiences.
Tags: GOT WHAT I NEEEEEED, OH BABY YOUUUUUUUUU
Like many 2-1/2 year olds around our great nation, Mo’ Money is a big fan of the Nickelodeon Jr. TV show “Yo Gabba Gabba”. It’s a show where “DJ Lance Rock” shows up in an orange jumpsuit, opens up a box full of toys, and then magically brings them to life by yelling “Yo Gabba Gabba” at them. It sort of seems creepy when you’re watching it as a parent, until you remember 70’s TV fare like “The Banana Splits” and the entire Sid & Marty Krofft TV catalog. Anyway, one of the cool things about the show is the cameo appearances you get from people like Mark Mothersbaugh (of DEVO) and the weekly “Dancey Dance” celebrity. My favorite featured celebrity? Biz Freakin’ Markie, who does a regular “Biz’s Beat of The Day” segment. Last night, Janis caught Mo’ trying to “beat box” along with Biz…. and sure enough, tonight he was beat boxing right along with Biz’s Beat of The Day. (NOTE: I changed the embedded video from a generic Biz vid to an actual Yo Gabba Gabba segment)
I swear, the only way I could be prouder of the boy right now is if he launched into an acapella version of Hound Dog Taylor’s “Gimme Back My Wig” .
Rule 1 For Using Facebook September 13, 2010Posted by Michael in Crime, News.
RULE 1: DO NOT POST ABOUT PLANNED ILLEGAL ACTIVITY, ESPECIALLY SEX WITH A MINOR.
Mr. Robert Nickson Jr. broke this rule, and will rue the day.
There’s nothing wrong with marrying a girl half your age.
Unless you’re 27-year-old Robert Nickson Jr., whose wedding plans were ruined this week after Delaware County authorities had a chat with his 14-year-old fiancée.
Are you kidding me? How could a mature and intelligent man like Mr. Nickson be so stupid as to announce this on Facebook?
Hey Bob, what were you thinking?
Well, at least we can plainly see why his fiancee was smitten by a dashing hunk of man like Bob.
Police say Nickson recently took the girl to the mall and bought her an engagement ring. They met about a month ago through a mutual friend.
The juvenile told investigators that she had sex with Nickson on at least four occasions at the Lower Chichester apartment where he lives with his father, according to the criminal complaint filed Wednesday.
Lives with his father?!?!?
I have a bad feeling about this. I’m thinking Bob has some issues.
Spice, Spice, Baby September 12, 2010Posted by skinbad in Ballistics, Food, Music, News, Stupid shit.
To the extreme I smoke spice like a vandal
Light up the barn and wax a goat like a candle
Hey Hey I Wanna Fly A Big Choppa September 11, 2010Posted by Cathy in News.
Nephew Chris is celebrating another milestone… passing the next level in a series of exams to become a legit copter pilot. Cool young man. Left a steady job and home in Colorado, heading to the Great Northwest all on his own to pursue his dreams.
Awhile back, his Auntie-Cath hooked him up with Flyin’ Brian, the Geezer’s pride and joy. So now our Chris has our Brian as a friend whenever he needs ‘em.
Chris sent me this vid, done at the place where Chris gets his edumication.
Please join me in this celebration and giving congrats to Chis.
My New Favorite Song September 10, 2010Posted by Lipstick in Ducks, Nature Shit.
OK, it’s kind of old, but Mr. Lipstick and I have been playing it off and on all day and I’ve invented the Boogie Hedgehog dance to go with it. Every time they say “hedgehog” you put a knee up and bend your face into it like the little spiky guys do.
Hey, I didn’t say it was brilliant, just that it’s fun. Yep, acting like a goofball since 1963. . .
September 9, 1972 September 9, 2010Posted by Edward von Bear in Economics, Movies, Sports.
And then, an American coaching the Russian team in this year’s World Championships had this piece of genius:
“I hate to say it, as an American, but it looks like the Russians were right that the American team was not cheated. Funny things happened. But, in reality, it was fair. It was fair.”
Whatever. Anyway, here is Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski (USMA, ’69) responding
“He’s (Blatt) a Russian. You know, he coaches the Russian team, so he probably has that viewpoint, and his eyes are clearer now because there are no tears in them.
“So, it’s great. Whatever he thinks, he thinks. It really has absolutely no bearing on what we’re trying to do tomorrow. Absolutely none.
“And we’ve addressed that that game was played 38 years ago, and five of these guys are 21. So I don’t think they remember it as well. It is what it is. It’ll be a negative from the way the U.S. looks at it forever, and should be. And it’ll be in some ways a positive for those who believe in fairy tales.”
Thank you, Coach K. Thank you.