Saturday, September 6, 2008

Inspired Design

Found lots of cool stuff at this site showcasing great industrial design. I'm sure I might have seen a lot of this stuff if I hadn't canceled my subscription to ID.

Some favorites:

The virtual traffic wall: (There's a concept for this very thing in the comic series Transmetropolitan)

The new Lamborghini Reventon:

This art installation made entirely from millions of zip ties:

These great concept speakers:


This brilliant LED light bulb concept from FROG:


One of my favorite Kossacks - Hunter - points out all the fakery in the RNC's convention for John McFake. Using stock photos of "uppity" negroes smiling and being happy. From iStockphoto of all places, the Wal-Mart of stock images.

Not like we should be surprised. Republiscums are notorious for being fakes and phonies, the same types of shysters who steal your valuables and sell them back to you for a profit. They sell us bullshit like the Clear Skies Act that actually trample the beneficial Clean Air Act, and instead of attacking pollution, it attacks pollution controls. They do the same thing with just about every environmental law that has been proven to be a positive balance between the needs of business and the rights of Americans to a healthy environment.

Ever the masters of pulling the wool over the eyes of the sheeple, the Republiscums have typically gotten away with gutting civil liberties for the sake of promising security, and doing little to actually protect the people. Or by promising to shrink the government and curb wasteful spending while always increasing the size of the government, and always spending into record defecits. The sheeple are always blind to it, even when they see it happen, because as long as Republiscums promise the morons to keep their trucks filled with gas, assault weapons accessible, and a knee bended to Jesus, - oh, and keep the uppity Negroes in line - that's all that matters.

Fuck you, Fakes! Fuck you, Sheeple!

Friday, September 5, 2008

More from Moore

Michael Moore gets it, and it's something I'm quite worried about:

But before everyone gets all smug and self-righteous about the Palin
selection, remember where you live. You live in a nation of gun owners
and hunters. You live in a country where one out of three girls get
pregnant before they are 20. You live in a nation of C students.
Knocking Bush for being a C student only endeared him to the nation of
C students. Knock Palin for having kids, for having a kid who's having
a baby, for anything that is part of her normalness -- a normalness
that looks very familiar to so many millions of Americans -- well, you
do this at your own peril. Assuming she's still on the ticket two weeks
from now, she will be a much tougher opponent than anyone expects. You
live in a country that voted for Dan Quayle.

I have been feeling this way about McCain too. In every measure, Obama is the best man for the job compared to McCain. But as Moore has also said, you can put any generic Democrat on the ticket to run against War Hero, and War Hero will win. It's definitely identity politics, and identity politics all comes down to who the voters identify with. That's the sad, disgusting truth, and it's a self-perpetuating cycle. As the country continues to be dumbed down, voters will vote for the guy who doesn't make them feel dumb. They like panderers like McCain - and Palin, because most voters in this country are too stupid to know they're being pandered to.

I think Moore was gracious to think we live in a nation of C students. I might argue C- to D+. After all, this is a country who not only voted for Dan Quayle, they also voted to RE-ELECT George W. Bush. That's the stunner right there. If you don't think they're dumb enough to vote for McCain, then you're not so smart yourself.

Caught on tape: Palin is a liar!

Pass this around. Save it to your YouTube favorites. Add it to a playlist. Rate it five stars.

Got Milk?


Great photo

Animal Farm Friday - Palin and the Polar Bears

Sarah Palin hates polar bears. She doesn't think they should be considered endangered species, so she must be fine with them going extinct. No doubt she'd be happy to hunt them into oblivion, or let global warming do the job for her. With her being such an avid hunter and being so hot for oil, she'll get 'em one way or the other.


I love TPM because I know deep down we're on the same team, but they always maintain a solid - and most often sober - perspective on the political sceen. I think Josh Marshall's take on McSame's speech tonight is spot on. Granted, my take is extremely more critical, but I know Josh and TPM are a good buffer between me and the rest of the idiots in this country; the same idiots who easily buy into baseless and moronic platitudes from vacuous, lying politicians as easily as they empty their debt-ladened wallets for the latest cheap knock-offs that promise on the surface what ultimately ends up being an EPIC FAIL in the end!

Make no mistake, McCain is a cheap knock-off. Whatever piece of himself that was worth saving was sold off a long time ago. Anyone paying attention knows that we all sell a little piece of ourselves any time we make compromises that we oppose in principle. But when we sell out wholesale and make ourselves compliant and malleable to interest groups, and do it for cash - not cash to support our favored cause, but cash for personal benefit - we become prostitutes. (For the record, I have nothing against prostitutes, and neither do most politicians, except when they can be used for political advantage.) McCain has sold out wholesale.

The saddest part of all this is that McCain really does have a great life story, about 5 years worth. The pre-POW and post-POW periods are saddly not the best parts of his story, despite what he wants you to believe. If we take out his priviledged upbringing, and all the favoritism he got from his Admiral father (the kind of favortism that keeps you flying even though you have a proclivity for crashing planes), we end up with a bad pilot who got cocky, flew into some missiles, and ended up in a POW camp.

It is true McCain suffered as a POW, but what he did with that suffering is what matters. He could have turned into a force for helping others who suffer, but his first instinct was to corrupt his public office into becoming a facilitator for one of the worst public corruption scandals of the 20th century.

I could easily go on, and I will soon enough, but - for now - take the time to read Josh's post at TPM.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

She MUST be a Republican

She certainly lies as good as - if not better than - they do.

Idiocy. Hypocrisy. Banality.

I can think of a few right-wingnut scumbags that I'd like to see fall into an industrial meat grinder feet first.

So, where's Hillary?

Just asking. One might think she'd be quite effective at taking on this amateur, Sarah Palin.

Palin: Putting the L in Pain

Yes, her speech was extremely painful to my lefty ears, so much so that I couldn't stand to watch it.

I don't know what got inside me, but I decided - nay - forced myself to get a sense of reaction from the general public by reading the comments on Let me just say that I am pleasantly SHOCKED! The vast majority are negative reactions, some extremely so. A die-hard right-wingnut might think there was a conspiracy, but I used to read the comments about Obama and Hillary, and plenty of those were negative too. But they were also offset by as many positive comments. I can only interpret at this time - based solely on these comments - that some folks out there seem to be awake, and tired of the wool being pulled over their eyes.

We'll see. Lets just hope Obama-Biden shows some cojones and shoves Palin's L up McCain's ass and shows them the true meaning of Pain! (Okay, that's a bit much. But I would appreciate a little "in your face" reaction from Obama-Biden. Democrats don't have to be pussies!)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Taking a stand

As I mentioned earlier about the M$M having the opportunity to take a stand for themselves, it appears as though a few of them are. Joe Klein from TIME takes a solid stand against that shit-sucking scumbag Steve Schmidt, the worst of the worst type of human being alive, right there next to Mark Penn. Plus, we hear Chuck Todd, Peggy Noonan, and Mike Murphy in a rare moment of frank honesty.

Lets see who else in the M$M has a sense of pride and self-worth.


Caught on tape

Normally I'd expect a "hot mic" catching politicos saying things they'd rather keep off the record from Fox News, but this was MSNBC, Chuck Todd nonetheless, speaking with former McCain adviser Mike Murphy and "Nooner" being quite honest about what they think of McCain's veep pick, Sarah Palin.

This is solid gold!


Putin Checks Bush

Putin is Kasparov to Bush's old man in the park in this geo-political chess match.

While none of the above would appreciate any such comparison, the truth that Bush really is incompetent in all things that matter to the security and safety of America cannot be denied.

M$M at the crossroads

Now that the McCain campaign is attacking the M$M - their very own self-described "base" - for doing the actual vetting of Sarah Palin that the McCain camp should have done, how will the M$M respond?

The M$M has a clear opportunity to finally take a stand against being the GOP's whipping boy. Starting way back with Nixon, the GOP has alternately used the M$M as much as it vilified them. It didn't take much to get the M$M to cave-in, and even as they have become stooges for the GOP, the GOP still kicks the M$M around like a mangy mutt, and the M$M gets more and more compliant.

Maybe it's time for that old dog to show it has teeth. They can stop being the mouthpiece for the GOP and start doing their damned jobs the way they were doing it since before this country was founded, instead of being partisan hacks like the AP's Ron Fournier.

Biden bringin' the law!

Know hope!

Backstage with Barack

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Palin addressing the secessionist AIP

Hmmm... seems like someone has congenial relations with some not so patriotic folks.

More related videos on YouTube.

Well said!

I have heard some of the news on this and so let me be as clear as
possible. I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people's
families are off limits, and people's children are especially off
limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics, it has no relevance to
governor Palin's performance as a governor or her potential performance
as a vice president. And so I would strongly urge people to back off
these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18. And
how family deals with issues and teenage children that shouldn't be the
topic of our politics and I hope that anybody who is supporting me
understands that is off limits. - Barack Obama, on a conference call.

Palin Meltdown

A timeline, drip by drip.

Taking on Big Brother

This service - Qik - looks like it could be a great tool for for Big Brother's little siblings fight back with their video phones. Live streaming video, right from your video phone. Think about it.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Web 3.0

Coming real soon! Check out Chrome, Google's browser they've been developing!

A call to arms

It's time to rise up and fight back against this corporate criminal police state. FTP!

The Opportunist

As McCain tries to turn Hurricane Gustav into a political opportunity, lets all remember how responded when Hurricane Katrina was slamming into New Orleans:

But more importantly, lets remember what he did after the storm had passed:

Palin pregnancy timeline