Walking Tall Towards Fascism: Anti-Kremlin Website...
Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of Ingushetia.ru, a website which opposes the Kremlin-backed government of the northern-Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, was shot and killed in a police vehicle shortly after being picked up at Ingushetia’s Nazran Airport. Yevloyev had just returned from a trip to Moscow when Murat Zyazikov, the president of Ingushetia, who happened to be aboard the same...
Blackwater Preps for Hurricane Gustav →
Blackwater, the private security firm (read: mercenaries) behind a laundry list of controversies, most notably having their license to operate inside Iraq revoked following the killing of 17 innocent civilians by Blackwater guards, have put out a call to security personnel with “arrest powers” ahead of Gustav for possible, indefinite deployment. In other words, if Gustav doesn’t...
Reuters: Gustav no longer expected to reach... →
I sincerely hope no one takes this to mean that Gustav is no longer a dangerous life-threatening storm. It would do well to remember that, although it spent time as a Cat 5, Katrina hit as a Cat 3. And the potential for devastating floods from Gustav is actually greater.
Ham Sandwich McCain's Actual Choice for Veep →
John McCain has revealed that his apparent choice of Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running-mate was, as many observers predicted, a carefully-staged hoax. “Yeah, right,” McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said of Palin, laughing with reporters. “As if! What do we look like, a bunch of complete lackwits? You guys will believe anything.” McCain’s actual running...
Sarah Palin's mother-in-law uncertain about how... →
According to NYDN, Faye Palin “enjoys hearing Barack Obama speak, and still hasn’t decided which way she’ll vote.” Hasn’t decided my ass.
Sunday Random Sunday Round-Up: Some Random Stuff...
- A doctor proposes a link between trans fats and cannibalism. And it makes sense. (via.) - St. Paul is hosting the RNC, but it claims Minneapolis is hogging all the glory. Would those two just make out already? - Die Welle, a German movie about the infamous Third Wave fascism experiment conducted in a Palo Alto high-school, is a huge hit in its native country. Interestingly, the movie’s...
The storm is coming, and we have to be friendly to each other and help each other out and not price-gouge or loot or anything like that, m’kay? Here’s a Rottweiler playing with a kitten to remind us that everyone can get along if they try. Peace be upon you. NOW GET THE FUCK OUT THE WHOLE CITY’S GONNA FUCKIN DROWNNNNNN!!!!!!!!
Dear Democrats: Don't Pick on Palin's Daughter....
Anyway, so you’ve probably come across this “controversy” that Sarah Palin is not the mother of her new born son Trig, but rather she is covering for her 16-year-old daughter Bristol. There were local rumors going on about this long before she stepped into the national spotlight, but now, of course, the drama is being accentuated and propelled by some militant Democrats who,...
WaPo: Palin Made an Impression From the Start →
The more McCain learned about her, the more attracted he was to her as someone who shared his maverick, anti-establishment instincts. He looked at her like a kindred spirit,” said one close adviser, who declined to be identified in order to speak more freely. “Someone who wasn’t afraid to take tough positions.”
America The Messy
A few thoughts: If Palin continues to tout her gender as a factor in this election, does she mean to suggest that a vote for Obama is a vote for sexism? And if so, does this now force Obama to countervail by touting his race, making a vote for McCain a vote for racism? And if that’s true, could it be that this election is now nothing more than an arbitrary social experiment to determine...
CNN: N.O. residents told to flee ‘mother of all... →
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on Saturday called Hurricane Gustav “the mother of all storms,” and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city beginning at 8 a.m. CT Sunday. “You need to be scared,” Nagin said “You need to be concerned and you need to get your butts moving out of New Orleans right now. This is the storm of the century.” Mayor Nagin, three years ago, at a press conference ahead...
Weathermen Weekend! Showcasing the lighter side of weather (because it’s about to get a whole lotta dark).
Sarah Palin: Sometimes Women Are Wrong
I really hope this whole “women are switching over from Obama to McCain because of Palin” hype is just right-wing claptrap, because if it’s true — if there are Clinton supporters out there who are truly basing their decisions about the future of this country on genitalia rather than where candidates stand on issues — then this means Clinton’s run meant nothing...
MySpace Cofounder Tom Anderson Was A Real Life... →
He also enjoyed skipping school to drive around through the streets of Chicago in his best bud’s dad’s Ferrari.
World’s fattest baby is an 11-month-old who weighs as much as an 8-year-old boy. The reason for his weight gain? Glandular. And he has big bones. What? No “drowning his sorrow in breast milk to get over a harsh break-up”? (via.)
Here’s the thing with Palin: it’s not just her inexperience. It’s her inexperience coupled with the fact that she’s a heartbeat from McCain and he’s a heartbeat from kicking it.
Weathermen Weekend continues, as Gustav becomes a Cat 4 hurricane. Let’s laugh now, because, come Tuesday, we may never laugh again.
If you’re still not up, this’ll get you: some guy tries to set a world record for most times getting hit in the nuts. GOOD MORNING!!
Your Wake Up Call: A Slovenian actor knocks down a talk show host when he refuses to step back. Bonus: the talk show host has a Pete Wentz haircut, so regardless of who’s right, he kinda had it coming.
Prediction: by tomorrow, “sarah palin nude” overtakes all other searches on Google.
I think he’s emotionally committed in trying to see that his former...– Former Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan on Gov. Palin’s Husband Todd and his efforts to get his ex-brother-in-law Michael Wooten fired from his position as state trooper. Wait, I know how this ends. Gov. Palin shoots J.R..
“He said McCain, far from being a maverick who’s “broken with his party,” has voted to support Bush policies 90 percent of the time. True enough, but by the same measure Obama has voted with fellow Democrats in the Senate 97 percent of the time.” — FactCheck.org on Obama’s acceptance speech. McCain voting to support Bush is the same as Obama voting with...
Indiana man sentenced to 18 months for cat... →
A man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting he forced his 7-year-old daughter to kill the family cat by holding a knife in her hand and making her stab the pet. I never advocate for capital punishment, but I think I just found my exception.