Saturday, October 10, 2009

Anti-American Republican Terrorists

"The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists - the Taliban and Hamas this morning - in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize," DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO."Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the President of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize - an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride - unless of course you are the Republican Party.

"The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It's no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore - it's an embarrassing label to claim," Woodhouse said.
Curious: I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism.

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"I think this competition is long overdue"

Of course, it was a contest judge who said that.


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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Oh, just clik on it!

The State Department really ought to issue travel advisories warning visitors to the United Kingdom about cage-fighting transvestites and poisoned curries from gay tripedal-catnappers.
Right here.That's right, just clik here. Or here, of course. Clikking here would get you somewhere as well, but elsewhere.

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New York Times: Good for something

There is an interesting story about Michelle Obama's family history in today's edition.


That is a LOT of Pumpkin Pie

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- (Christy Harp of Jackson Township, a) teacher from Ohio has won top honors in a pumpkin-growing contest with a 1,725-pound behemoth that could land worldwide bragging rights.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

America in the 21st Century

Draw breath: Go to federal prison.

It's for the children.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Malawi Windmills: Kamkwamba of Masitala

Kamkwamba, who grew up in Masitala, a tiny rural farming village off the grid in Malawi, was 14 years old in 2001 when he spotted a photo of a windmill in a U.S. textbook one day. He decided to make one, hacking together a contraption from strips of PVC pipe, rusty car and bicycle parts and blue gum trees.

Though he ultimately had big designs for his creation, all he really wanted to do initially was power a small bulb in his bedroom so he could stay up and read past sunset.

But one windmill has turned into three, which now generate enough electricity to light several bulbs in his family’s house, power radios and a TV, charge his neighbors’ cellphones and pump water for the village’s fields and household use.
Kim Zetter has the story, w/ video in Wired.