Archive for February, 2011

WMDs Found … In America?

14 February 2011

The following clip was broadcast on a local news show (ABC 10) in San Diego on February 9th – almost a week ago. The national media, for whatever reason, has failed to report it (Jammie Wearing Fool found out about it from a British newspaper). Below, an “I-Team” reporter speaks to assistant port director Al Hallor about what they find during port of entry inspections:


GOP Needs Serious RINO-plasty

7 February 2011

The State Column — Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain says he will not be backing any of the potential Republican presidential candidates as they look to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. “I think I’m staying out of this for the first time in many years,” Mr. McCain told Politico on Thursday. … (H/T: Weasel Zippers)

Actually, he pretty much stayed out of the 2008 election and didn’t seriously back the GOP campaign against Obama then either. Never has a contest been so obviously thrown.

Gone, But NEVER Forgotten

7 February 2011

Assholes On-Line

7 February 2011

AOL just bought the Huffington Post for $315 Million. Apparently, they weren’t hemorrhaging money fast enough; they lost almost $782 Million last year, but now they’ve already blown almost have that much and it’s only February. Da Tech Guy points out that:

When you are buying something like the HuffPo you are not only buying the structure and the “writers” so to speak, you are also buying the commentators. It’s axiomatic that you can’t hold a blogger responsible for the comments of individuals on a site and most people simply don’t have the time to police comments to the degree that is necessary for proper decorum, but AOL is a large company. A VERY large company with a fair amount of employees and the manpower to stay on top of that kind of thing. There have been cases when the Huffpo has made it a point to keep comments closed to make sure some of their more, shall we say enthusiastic leftists don’t embarrass them. With “civility” now the code word of the left and with AOL brand at stake, they will now find themselves of necessity diligently policing the site, and if they don’t well I’m sure there are bloggers on the right with a lot more time on their hands than me who regularly read the Huffpo who will take the time to find this kind of stuff and helpfully point it out to the new owners at AOL. So AOL I hope you like your purchase, but now remember you OWN it, all of it. (H/T: Ace)

If they wanted a left-wing hate site-slash-asylum, they could have bought Charles Johnson for a buck ninety-five…

UPDATE: AOL stock drops 3.4%