Category: gah!

ridiculous!

Medal of Honor recipient’s family turned away at White House “Family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to the White House’s West Wing on Saturday, a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Baker’s widow, Heidy, and grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, were denied entry because [Continue]

bad news on house

Our realtor talked to the seller today. He’s pissed that we have not closed. We were supposed to close last Tuesday, and the fucking appraisal is still not done. I have called our mortgage consultant but he has not answered the phone, so I left a voice mail and sent him and email, but I’m [Continue]

$250 device can read and clone US passports

“Ethical hacker Chris Paget demonstrates a low-cost mobile device that surreptitiously reads and clones RFID tags embedded in United States passport cards and enhanced drivers’ licenses. For full story, see The Register article at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/02/low_cost_rfid_cloner/” “During a recent 20-minute drive in downtown San Francisco, it successfully copied the RFID tags of two passport cards without [Continue]

yes we are related – we’re Americans!

(more pictures from that rally are here) We’re all Americans. I am tired of all the hyphens. I’m a Texan, but I’m not a Texan-American. I’m an American. That’s it. Not a British-German-French-Scot-Irish-Egyptian(oddly enough on the same side as the Irish)-Probably a little bit of everything else-American. The latest is that I’d be a European [Continue]

qotd

“I support the re-imposition of the ban on the sale of assault weapons that expired in September 2004 because I believe these guns are used primarily for criminal rather than sporting intent. I also support requiring gun manufacturers to install child safety locks on all of their products.” – Obamanation

qotd

“I support the re-imposition of the ban on the sale of assault weapons that expired in September 2004 because I believe these guns are used primarily for criminal rather than sporting intent. I also support requiring gun manufacturers to install child safety locks on all of their products.” – Obamanation

china and the ioc

The US Olympic Committe complained to Zazzle about my “2008 Olympics” t-shirt, saying that it violated their copyrights. I used this picture: And the 2008 Olympic slogan, “One World, One Dream,” only I translated it to German, and added “One Reich” at the end. Since it reminded me of Nazi Germany’s slogan “Ein Volk, ein [Continue]

wtf? flying babies

This is insanely messed up, but I did laugh. Only because the newscasters play the video over and over again in slow motion, even the crying is in slow motion and it kinda reminded me of the fight scene between Kato and Chief Inspector Cleusau in The Pink Panther Strikes Again! Obviously the little fucker [Continue]

crazy ass feminists hate firefly

http://users.livejournal.com/_allecto_/34718.html (not a live link, you’ll have to cut and paste it) I am speechless. I guess no man can ever tell a woman to shut up. I guess we can only say that to other men? And I also guess that kidding about doing something is the same thing as doing it? And indicates [Continue]

the wright stuff

Rev. Wright Delivers Fiery Address to NAACP “Speaking in Detroit, at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 53rd annual "Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner," Rev. Jeremiah Wright took on his critics even while he spoke of a new, unified day coming. You can watch the speech HERE. Addressing a local Republican official [Continue]

date expressions

OK, venting here. If you are going to write the date down, how do you do it? Month/Day/Year seems to be standard over here, and Day/Month/Year is pretty standard in Europe. To reduce confusion I will write Day/Spelled-out-Month/Four Digit Year since some of the stuff I write is seen by Europeans and Arabs, as well [Continue]

peak oil?

I’m sure y’all have heard the screeching or the gnashing and moaning about peak oil, right? How we’re about to run out of oil. Or how we’re about to get to the point where there will only be less oil from now on, we’ve reached the “peak” of production. Wikipedia defines it as “the point [Continue]

printers are fun!

Spent an insane amount of time trying to get the printer to work properly. It kept jamming. And of course, HP does not allow mere peons to download the service manual for their printers. Oh no! That way leads to anarchy! Most of the time was spent figuring out how to remove the hot thingy [Continue]