Archive for October, 2009

Another Throbbing Memo

28 October 2009

Have you seen this?

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ticked off. He’s tired of signing bills that don’t address the pet causes he deems important. So when another unworthy bill crossed his desk recently for signing — addressing funding issues for the Port of San Francisco — the guv vetoed it and sent lawmakers a little note saying why. Only the note said a little more than lawmakers were expecting. Buried in the text was a hidden message directed at State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, author of the bill, according to the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Ammiano had strongly criticized the governor in early October and reportedly told Schwarzenegger at the time to “kiss my gay ass.” Schwarzenegger’s veto letter, issued a couple of days later, reads:

Click picture for full size and throbiness, or just read the first letter in each line…

When asked by the Bay Guardian if the message was intentional, Schwarzenegger’s spokesman said only, “What a strange coincidence.” The paper noted that he was “clearly being sarcastic.”

There’s a PDF of the letter on the California state government website, and a less explicit story at ABC News. Anyway, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched The Terminator, since that is one of the standard responses programmed into Arnie in that movie:

Today in History

13 October 2009

1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.

Two hundred years later, anyone who ponied up money for the Lincoln bedroom could get laid in almost the same spot.

How Do You Get A Prize For Doing Nothing?

9 October 2009

Despite CNN’s fact check (which set new lows for media bias), SNL’s opening sketch last weekend hit the mark on Obama’s almost complete lack of any accomplishments whatsoever. It’s funny (and it hurt the Left) specifically because it’s so true, which is why the spinmasters lowered themselves to fact-checking a comedy sketch.

“Much like the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, I can honestly say I hold [Barack Hussein Obama] in the same regard as Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Al Gore and Yassir Arafat.” —Pi Guy, Correspondence Committee

Obama on SNL

5 October 2009

After Walter Cronkite’s (blatantly biased and dishonest) report on the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, President Lyndon Baines Johnson is reported to have said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” Several weeks later, LBJ announced that he would not be running for reelection. After the show last weekend, I have to wonder: Is Barack Hussein Obama on his way to losing Saturday Night Live? And if so, does that mean he might be losing young, mindless-and-trendy America? It wasn’t too long ago that comedians didn’t think that it was even possible to make jokes about Obama, but this sketch (while not being mearly as pointed as some of SNL’s stabs at past presidents) managed to score some hits on Obama while receiving applause and laughs from the audience. And nothing can deflate a world-class ego faster than being laughed at.

Added 7 Oct 2009:
Et Tu, SNL? (Canada Free Press)

Egypt Anger Over Virginity Faking

2 October 2009
A leading Egyptian scholar has demanded that people caught importing a female virginity-faking device into the country should face the death penalty. Abdul Mouti Bayoumi said supplying the item was akin to spreading vice in society, a crime punishable by death in Islamic Sharia law. The device is said to release liquid imitating blood, allowing a female to feign virginity on her wedding night. There is a stigma about pre-marital sex in conservative Arab societies. The contraption is seen as a cheap and simple alternative to hymen repair surgery, which is carried out in secret by some clinics in the Middle East. It is produced in China and has already become available in other parts of the Arab world. The device is reported to be on sale in Syria for $15. Professor Bayoumi, a scholar at the prestigious al-Azhar University, said it undermined the moral deterrent of fornication, which he described as a crime and one of the cardinal sins in Islam. Members of parliament in Egypt have also called for banning import of the item. —BBC

Once again, we see that cheap and simple modern technology defeats ninth-century barbarism. “There is a stigma about pre-marital sex in conservative Arab societies”? Funny how only the women have to prove virginity or face death, not the men… Exactly whom do they think these women are losing their virginity with? (Unless they’re in al-Qaeda, the correct answer is not “camels”.) So anyway, Mohammed Hussein, before you blow yourself up, just consider – how do you know that those seventy-two  raisins  virgins you’re hoping for in  Hell  paradise will really be virgins? You might be getting Yassar Arafat’s diseased sloppy seconds.

Anyway, forget virginity-faking devices. Give the women guns.