Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Alcoholic Monkeys Not Just Found At The Local Party

I always thought that people acted like monkeys when they indulged too much at the local party. Now I come to find out that monkeys mirror people with their drinking habits and actions after getting hammered. We're lucky monkeys can't drive.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Photo Of Every Apple Product Ever Released

Yes a photo of every Apple product that's every been released. If you like to see a even bigger enlargement click here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A New Practical Party Instead of the Republican Party Perhaps

I say woe to the left if someone could put together a political party that supported a mix between the best of libertarian thinking (not ideology) while also supporting practical efficient and needed basic government services to citizens. I think the Democrats would have their hands full. One of the best things about Obama has been his basic belief in doing what works, not necessarily doing what ideologues in his party or the other want.

Jesse Ventura the ex wrestler and former Governor of Minnesota, who appeared on CNN last night, seems to also be interested in doing what works when it comes to politics. As we all know by now Ventura is an interesting character and definitely a man's man type of fellow who is unbowed by the typical rhetoric from both the left of right.

I admire his ability to think for himself and not just blindly go with the flow like most ideologues and idiots do on both the right and the left. He got me thinking, especially in the light of the pending demise of the Republican Party who’s old angry white guy theme seems to be headed nowhere or the a left wing led Congress with the likes of go with the flow Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi or more Republican than Democratic Democrats

If independent populist reformers and libertarians like Ventura every completely got over their fear of government and its intervention in the lives of common people when necessary to provide basic public services we'd probably have something. I think they would be a formidable political force and the alternative to the present day no idea Republicans or the obstructing right wing Democratic types.

Let's call it the Practical Party. A new party that would be willing to be open minded enough to support a national health care program, for instance, or see the benefit of social security for the elderly. Or be open to things like federally mandated worker protections and unions. Or stop interfering in marriage rights of its citizens or interjecting religion into politics. Or make it a policy to curtail American propensity for xenophobia and militarism.

Instead of just the ideological of every man or woman for himself or no tax anti government of any type that pervade most of the right wing types or the equally frustrating lemming like lefties that toe the party line even when it's not working or practical. I'm talking a hybrid here, so let's simply forget the use of too many labels.

Admittedly Ventura has never been one to follow any one ideology. He seems more interested in practical solutions to the problems at hand and solutions that offer the least amount of government intervention into the private affairs of citizens. He wants to decriminalize drugs, create rapid transit and rail, and prosecutes Cheney and anyone else involved in torture, get organized religion out of politics and on and on. He supports same sex marriage civil unions and many things most liberals, lefties and libertarians would agree with.

He now is living in Mexico part time and as he said "off the grid". He claims he watches no TV anymore and instead does lots of reading and surfing. If nothing else he is definitely an original and one has to admire him for that. Here is the interview from Larry King last night.

Monday, May 04, 2009

UFCW Single Payer Ad Attacks Insurance Companies

Let it be so Mr President!

Gay Marriage Proponents Attack On Bimbo Miss California Counterproductive

Okay she’s as dumb as a post. but I believe the 21 year old sheltered and conservative Carrie Prejean may not be the best target for gay marriage proponents to focus their wrath. As we all know now, she mangled the $20000 dollar question about gay marriage during the Miss America pageant and invented a new definition in the American lexicon of “opposite marriage” doing it.

First off Perez Hilton called the woman a “cunt” on cable television the day after which had to play badly and flame the fire with the vary people the gay marriage movement seeks support. It went down hill from there. I believe that Hilton’s antics played badly with straight moderates and independents in the middle of this question.

I also think this type of behavior from Hilton and the likes of Michael Musto cheapen the conversation and made gay talking heads look petty and superficial. The 21 years old beauty pageant contestant from a conservative family probably has a better chance to go to the moon then to know anything about the issue of gay marriage. She was viciously and immediately attacked for the mistake of stating her ditto head opinions.

I realize that same sex marriage is a civil right that needs to be codified in law throughout the nation. Perez Hilton and other self appointed gay marriage spokespersons lower themselves and the bar to the level of the opposition when they trivialize and belittle this unworldly blond little Miss Sunshine. I believe Miss Prejean would have had her 15 minutes of fame and that would have been the end of it except for the antics of Hilton and others to demonize her based on her own ignorance. In the end they made it all about intolerance, her and her breast augmentation.

Hilton certainly had a teachable moment, but instead he decided to turn it into drama queen catfight. I think Hilton saw that there’s no such thing as bad publicity and reviled in promoting the controversy by calling the woman a “dumb bitch” the night of the pageant then retracting the statement only to reinstate it the next day, adding that he should of called her a “the C word” instead. Then there’s the leaked news that the woman’s tits weren’t even real. She had a boob job paid for by the Miss California people I guess. It seemed like the leak was a cheap shot aimed at solidifying the beauty queen’s bimbonic status. Hypocrisy from the gay community that spends a lot of time dressing things up to make them appear like something else.

Most straight women, and many men, who are supportive of gay marriage would not approve of a woman being called a bimbo and cunt on national TV no matter what their feelings on the legalities of same sex marriage. Hilton selfishly inflamed the controversy with his potty mouth for personal gain, fame and fortune, using the righteousness of the gay marriage issue as a smokescreen. This motivation poisoned most meaningful and respectable discussion of the issue from the beginning of the controversy. Perez has also helped make the woman a national symbol for bigots to roll out when needed. I think it painted the same sex marriage movement as intolerant and reactionary rather then what it really is a rights movement interested in simple justice. God she’s freaking beauty queen, not a Harvard lawyer.

In the end I think most straight people saw the whole drama as overkill or ganging up on a weakling who really didn't deserve that much attention.