Archive for December, 2010
Entirely unrelated to the new year, here’s a fascinating video for any fans of comedy (especially those who grew up watching the golden age of SNL in the ’90s).
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In the clip below, an obnoxious MSNBC guest host harrasses the chairman of GOProud for being a gay man who identifies as a conservative Republican.
This is a particularly egregious example of the way MSNBC approaches broadcasting: a giggling liberal assured of his own moral superiority makes reductionist arguments about his opponent’s position while completely avoiding gigantic frontiers of substantive debate.
The GOProud chairman takes the bait a few times but otherwise does an excellent job exposing the host as a condescending, closed-minded prick who did not bother to conduct even cursory research of his guest or the organization he represents. (Watch the exchange at about 2:10.)
“No refusal” drunk driving checkpoints:Â the governmentÂ will take a blood sample, for the crime of driving on New Year’s Eve.Â Of course, that’s only if you “opt out” of the breath test.
The latest trend in state run checkpoints — sure, you don’t have to subject yourself toÂ our illegal search, but if you don’t we’ll do something much worse.
An intelligent case against the criminalization of drunk driving.Â It’s time to rethink where we’re drawing the line concerning violations of our constitutional rights.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.Â (like your blood)
(If you can name the amendment, you probably are not a product of our public school system…or care enough to have educated yourself)
And evidently so does British critic David Thomson, Editor of The Biographical Dictionary Of Film. The Daily Mail has excerpts and this one is my favorite:
MATT DAMON: What’s most interesting about Damon is the very lack of good looks– and the feeling of a squashed and rebuilt face.
Matt Damon’s strident, leftist politics are really annoying, too, but Thomson is correct– above all, Matt Damon has a weird face.
This is some of the most creative art I’ve seen in a long time.
Also, proof that we will someday have Predator-style invisibility suits…
More here, or look up Liu Bolin on Google (images).
At Obama’s press conference today, a reporter wished him “Feliz Navidad”.
If you listened closely, you could hear the Harvard-forged synapses firing in his political correctness calculator:
PC points for responding with a perfectly inflected “Feliz Navidad”:Â 120
PC point lossÂ for referencing Christmas where your atheist comrades can hear:Â 50
Net PC gain/loss:Â +70
He went with a “Feliz Navidad”, and a shout out to his illegal amigos…
America is sometimes referred to as “the Saudi Arabia of coal”, or “the Saudi Arabia of natural gas”.Â It might be more accurate to refer to Saudi Arabia as “the America of oil”.Â The coal industry has been an important part of our country for many generations.Â Coal mining can provide a very good living for people willing to work hard at a dirty, dangerous job.Â But right now, with politicians hunting around for jobs like they’re a leprechaun’sÂ pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the EPA is attempting to regulate coal burning power plants and the coal industry at large out of existence.Â And all without any input from Congress — the will of the people seems to keep getting in the way of “progress”.
“We need more jobs, we need more exports to China to level the trade imbalance!” cry politicians.Â Meanwhile, an Australian company signed a $60 billion contract to export coal to China, and China is still suffering a coal shortage.Â Our government is sending a clear message that here in America, if your job in the energy industry doesn’t involve tending a windmill farm or fixing broken solar panels, it’s morally bankrupt and just not moving us forward intoÂ a brave new energy future.