Friday, August 19, 2011

Just to Clear It Up

What our Federal Government is up to:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Presidential Theme...

From here:
 The answers White House officials have provided don’t make it clear what Obama’s priorities are when it comes to this issue.
I don't know what's worse, Obama's clueless dingbattery, or the occasional far left, expensive, often racist, idea that he pours himself into every now and then.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Top Ten Work Tune List

I've been using Winamp at work for years now, and I was mildly amused by the 'most played' list that I found in the menus as they weren't all dance tunes:
10) Tori Amos - Marianne
9) Evanescence - Tourniquet
8) White Zombie - Super Charged Heaven
7) Chicane - Bruised Water
6) Snow Patrol - If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It (remix)
5) George Michael - Cowboys and Angels
4) Roland Orzabal - Bullets for Brains fan video :-(
3) Death Cab for Cutie - Soul Meets Body
2) Radiohead - Sulk
and #1) Sneaker Pimps - How Do
It's somewhat biased since this is stuff that I'd listen to at work (with Winamp I hit F3, type in the tune I want from the library and play it if I'm in the mood for a particular tune).  So only two dance tunes! (#7 and #6, though a purist may count #4 as well and someone who is an ass may even make #1 a dance tune since it was made by a club act.)

What might be more interesting though, is how I got the tunes:

10) Used CD purchase
9) Purchased from Russian download service
8) Copied from friend's CD
7) Purchased from Amazon
6) Tried to buy, but had to 'boot' since no one sells it
5) Copied from brother's CD
4) New CD purchase
3) Purchased from Amazon
2) Copied from friend's CD
1) Used CD purchase

Monday, August 08, 2011

Teen Mob

From the PD:
The teens came by cars, vans and busloads.

A crowd of 250 descended on Bedford, Walton Hills, Bedford Heights and Oakwood Village on July 25. The police forces and fire departments were put on alert to ensure everyone's safety.

The mob left one elderly woman in tears. She stood in her driveway crying at what the teens had done to her house.
Uh oh!  Fortunately for the neighborhood though, the mob was white teens (well, 99.9%, you know how that goes):
They had painted the whole thing.

They left her love notes behind, thanking her.

"We love you. . . . This is the greatest week we ever had," the kids wrote.

In all, the mob transformed the lives of 21 people, most of them elderly folks on limited incomes with health problems
In other local news, after a mob of a, ahem, different sort, descended on a trendy section (i.e., a white section in a bad neighborhood) of town, there were calls for laws restricting flash mobs.  It got to the point that one was actually passed in a rapid fashion, but Mayor Jackson subsequently vetoed the bill.

The mayor's concerns were justified, as were the people who passed the bill out of a legitimate panicked fear that people who actually buy stuff (white people) will be put off about visiting an area that's subject to the whims of racist, black inner city youths.  In a story on the Wisconsin black mobs a white customer to the state fair bravely said that he wasn't going to let thugs scare him off from the event.  Commendable to an extent, but such events usually trigger the beginning of an end of such an item.  The locusts will not leave the field if the farmer keeps idiotically planting food for them.  In rare events they can be forced from the field (such as some areas of New York City); but most of the time the field goes fallow (i.e. Detroit, a good deal f Chicago, etc.).