Feb 2, 2007

New uses for obsolete diskettes

The notepad cover pictured shows a unique new use for those old diskettes we have been throwing away.

The diskette notepad cover is € 8.42 which is about $10 and they also have a diskette handbag for € 54.73 which is about $65

The company also makes circuit board coasters and dot matrix wrist bands.


Feb 1, 2007

Global warming is just a paper tiger

An op-ed article here claims global warming is nothing but a paper tiger.

Quick, somebody call Al Gore (pictured) so he can have his Global Warming police bring down that web site before anyone else sees it!

The Al Gore … propaganda machine seeks to limit each person to 1 ton of carbon per year. The proposal is to create a system of carbon allowances that will be the rationing cards of the future.

The government would dole out what bureaucrats think we should have.

Kyoto targets, however, will not be met. Two facts about the futility of controlling emissions:

1) Uncontrolled fires in China's abandoned coal mines release as much carbon dioxide as the entire nation of Japan does from useful fuel consumption.
2) The oceans and land outgas 210 billion tons per year compared to 3 billion tons per year from human activity.

Ian Murray, a critic of Gore's "work," recently detailed 25 truths that Gore conveniently leaves out of the companion book to his video because they are inconvenient to his argument.

Gore says we only have 10 years to return to a medieval lifestyle.

If we all returned to a medieval lifestyle, we would all be burning wood for fuel and building our houses and oxcarts out of wood. How long would our forests last with the population of the earth today?

The following is a somewhat humorous posting on Lucianne:

1) Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June.

4) The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor."

8) Most people did not have pewter plates, but had trenchers, a piece of wood with the middle scooped out like a bowl. After eating off wormy moldy trenchers, one would get "trench mouth."

Oh, those "good old days"

On second thought, let’s not go back to a medieval lifestyle. If we did, one thing would be merciful - we would only live to an average age of 35 years.

Political language

"Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. " - George Orwell

Jan 31, 2007

Democrat culture of corruption in Missouri

The Democrat 'culture of corruption' remains alive and well. This time it surfaces in Missouri.

Democratic state Rep. John Bowman (pictured) of St. Louis, was indicted with 16 others in a bank and credit card fraud scheme, the U.S. attorney's office said.

According to the indictment, unsealed Monday, former Bank of America Vice President Robert Conner recruited Bowman and others to submit false applications for small-business credit cards. The indictment accuses Conner of receiving kickback payments.


Kerry badmouthing America again

If Kerry isn’t making derogatory remarks about our military, he is often badmouthing the United States.

Most big city newspapers in Massachusetts love John Kerry (pictured) and take every opportunity to coddle the 2004 failed presidential candidate. However, there is a small town newspaper that is brave enough to “tell it like it is.” saying Kerry badmouthed the U.S. again.

Maybe it's something about the high mountain air of Switzerland that gets into John Kerry's brain and scrambles his common sense.

Or maybe we're just seeing again how completely unsuited for public office the senator from Massachusetts is.

Kerry was at the World Economic Forum Saturday where he told a panel, that included former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, that America has become "a sort of international pariah." It's all the Bush administration's fault, Kerry said, which no doubt pleased our friends in Iran.

There once was an unwritten code of ethics that said ethical politicians should leave partisan politics at home when they travel abroad.


Jan 30, 2007

Testing positive for coke

Carter apologizes for stupid wording in book

Former president Jimmy Carter (pictured) wrote a book last fall titled: “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid.”

He has spent most of the past two months defending the book.

That's not surprising, the controversial book needs defending.

Carter has been accused of plagiarism. Parts of the book, including a map, is said to have been copied from other publications.

The plagiarized map was even altered.

After the book was published, 15 board members at his Atlanta-based Carter Center resigned in protest of the book's content.

Carter very likely will be defending the book for a very long time.


Robbery suspect caught with his pants down

Covington Louisiana police said they caught a 16-year-old robbery suspect who had eluded authorities on several previous occasions.

The suspect was caught when his baggy pants fell down, causing him to stumble as officers chased him.

They literally caught him with his pants down.


Jan 29, 2007

Swiss Army Knife Cel Phone

Swiss Army Knife Phone

Best political humor of 2006

The following was a photo caption contest winner:

"After successfully holding his breath for five years, 10 months and 26 days, Al Gore decides to call off his protest of the 2000 U.S. election result in favor of prayer."

Winner: Hugh Scott (Getty Images photo)
...thanks to the National Post (Canada) Photo Caption Contest

Jan 28, 2007

Caffeinated donuts for that morning buzz

Hate coffee? Try caffeinated donuts and bagels for that morning buzz.

Buzz Donuts(TM) and Buzzed Bagels(TM) are the brainchild of Dr. Robert Bohannon, a molecular scientist living in Durham, NC.

Dr. Bohannon has developed a way to mask the normal bitterness of caffeine so that it can be used in food and pastry products such as bagels and donuts.

A typical cup of coffee contains 50 mg of caffeine. Caffeinated pills contain between 100 to 200 mg per capsule.

A caffeinated donut or bagel has about the same caffeine as one to one and one half cups of coffee.


Jacko back in US for first time since trial

Michael Jackson, the poster boy for botched plastic surgery, is back in the United States.

Jackson (pictured) has been in self-imposed exile since his child molestation trial that ended in 2005.

He is on the comeback trail, planning a pair of "fan appreciation events" in Japan in March, one of which will charge 400,000 yen (£1,690) for the opportunity to have from 30 seconds to one minute of face time with the singer.

During a brief conference call with the Associated Press, which Jackson's handlers said was his first with the media since the trial, Jackson read a statement but allowed only one question: how are you? "I'm fine, thank you," was his reply.

This really wasn’t Jacko’s first return to the U.S. since his infamous trial. He came back for James Brown's memorial service and on another occasion he was in Las Vegas.

Could it be the Brit’s once more got a story wrong?


Liberal political talk radio fails in Santa Cruz

There is an article here announcing the failure of liberal talk radio in Santa Cruz, California.

The article begins by saying:

Al Franken, Randi Rhodes and Sam Seeder — articulate liberal pundits — don't sell well, even in Santa Cruz.

I don’t know about Sam Seeder, but to call Al Franken (pictured) and Randi Rhodes articulate is like saying the world is flat. Their ranting and raving on-air delivery is anything but articulate.

Liberal talk radio should sell well in such a liberal community as Santa Cruz but obviously it didn’t.

KSCO is actually a conservative radio station that decided to give liberal Air America a chance, hoping that enough advertising could be sold to make it pay. Well, it didn’t.

The station owner said: “We didn't sell a single ad in a year and a half…I thought liberal radio would work as a viable advertising business in the most liberal town in America. I was wrong"

Air America has been replaced with music from the 1950s, '60s and '70s in Santa Cruz. So much for liberal radio in a liberal town.

Hmm…a year and a half without a single paying advertisement…wonder if that will appear in Franken’s next book?