Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Was she their first choice?

What qualifies a person to present a letter to the UN expressing the hopes, dreams and aspirations of a people?

Well, for the Palestinians it would appear the best qualification is to give birth to four terrorists.

Mother from hell launches PA drive | Power Line

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What Budget Crisis?

"It must be the recession that's catching up with their budgets," said Allan B. Taylor, chairman of the State Board of Education.

Gee - ya think?

We have some very silly rules in Connecticut. One of them is that the state mandates basic levels of spending for education. It took monumental budget problems for the state legislature to make a change that allows towns to cut budgets if enrollment declines, but only under limited circumstances. That's right - up until this year even if the number of students went down spending had to go up. It's the law.

Now 11 school districts are being informed by the state that their spending levels don't meet expectations.

Connecticut is doomed.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Alcohol, a Bridge and low tide...

... What could possibly go wrong?

Amazingly unhurt, and apparently not arrested if YouTube comments are to be believed.

Here's where Mr. Genius almost made it to the Darwin Awards. Better luck next time, sport.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Stunning Splitscreen Video

This video was shot using smartphones. It's a rather brilliant split screen presentation. I can't imagine how many hours were spent editing this. This video won a $10,000 grand prize in a contest run by Nokia. See the other 7 on Vimeo.

Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

H/T The Moderate Voice

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 12, 1942

Anne Frank started her diary on June 12, 1942.

Her last entry was on August 1, 1944.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What budget deficit?

Connecticut is in the red by over 3 billion dollars for each of the next two years. I guess for some that smoking hole isn't big enough or deep enough:

Fight for 'public option' goes on, Donovan tells SustiNet rally

A week after lawmakers reached a compromise that leaves SustiNet backers short of their goals, leaders of the push for the proposed state-run health http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifplan told supporters that the fight isn't over.

House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, one party to the compromise, told the crowd that their goals would be achieved.

"We're going to open up the [state employee health insurance] pool to cities and towns and eventually, small businesses," the Meriden Democrat told hundreds of SustiNet supporters who filled Hartford's Union Station Wednesday evening. "We're going to create that public option in Connecticut so that everybody can afford health care."

SustiNet is the proposed Connecticut version of ObamaCare/RomneyCare. The name is taken from the Connecticut state motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet, variously translated as "He who transplants still sustains" or "He who transplanted still sustains". Like ObamaCare proponents of the plan like to double count savings. At the same link we learn that SustiNet claims additional state revenue because they forecast some state residents would lose their employer provided health care coverage should the plan pass. Typical, the additional 'revenue' is counted, but the additional cost of higher enrollment is not.

If you live in Connecticut and this boondoggle passes, do yourself a favor and transplant...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'll take Door Number 2, Monty

Keep telling yourself that This Is Not a Metaphor:

POTUS Can't get back into the Oval Office?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Smart Dog

I wouldn't jump in this pool either... looks like it hasn't seen chlorine in months...

But this dog didn't give up:

Shamelessly stolen from Theo Spark

Monday, March 14, 2011

Massacre in Samaria

A home invasion and mass murder in Israel. In Connecticut we just put a man on death row for participating in a similarly evil attack in 2007. One small difference... Gazans weren't celebrating when they found out a woman and her two daughters had been murdered.

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Gruesome video. And yes, I didn't give a 'content warning'. How much warning did the 12 year old girl have when she came home to see most of her family slaughtered in their sleep?

Let the Gazans continue to eat their young; let the West Bank turn the clock back 10,000 years. These animals are not partners in peace, so let them be in pieces.

Arab TV's Greatest Hits

Modern, 21st century people still promulgating the real Blood Libel... not to mention that these speakers reinforce the idea that the Koran commands Muslims to hate the Jew and consider him the enemy.

A compilation of Arab TV from MEMRI:

New Trends in Arabic Anti-semitism from Henrik Clausen on Vimeo.

The Horror in Japan

The New York Times has a series of before/after satellite images that are amazing. The destruction in Japan is biblical in proportion.

These pictures are stunning.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Android has passed BlackBerry as the number one smart phone OS in the US.

As an early adopter (G1 on T-Mobile), I can say that the Android you see today is NOT the pokey, clunky operating system we had in 2008. I hate to say it, but clearly the wide spread adoption of Android is due to Verizon's big push.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Will Amazon let me put this on my Wish List?

I'd love to have this... before my daughter gets to dating age, an updated Colt M-4 with a compass in the stock:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

South Korea 1, Somali Pirates Zero

RoK forces kill pirates, rescue hostages.

This is how nations should deal with pirates. Sink their ships, let the bastards swim for it. When pirates seize a ship the boarding party should kill as many as possible, then hang any survivors.