Friday, May 20, 2005

This Is Too Much Fun

You can now make your own magneto-ribbon to smugly display on your gas-guzzling vehicle! Even if you don't actually buy one, it's just fun to come up with the slogans:
Like this
and this
and this
Now you try it!

Okay, We Can All Agree That This Is Bad, Right? Right?

I know Newsweek made the whole thing up about anyone doing anything bad to or around detainees in our Glorious War On Terror, because Scott McClellan is an honorable man, and would never try to mislead the American Public like that. So that's why I find this story a bit troubling. Check out this telling paragraph right here:
Several hours passed before an emergency room doctor finally saw Mr. Dilawar. By
then he was dead, his body beginning to stiffen. It would be many months before
Army investigators learned a final horrific detail: Most of the interrogators
had believed Mr. Dilawar was an innocent man who simply drove his taxi past the
American base at the wrong time.
Most of the interrogators. Do you know what that means? That means they knew he probably didn't know anything, and they killed him anyway. I can't wait to hear what the Conservo-blogs have to say about it. I'm sure they'll want to take time out from condemning Newsweek for a poorly sourced story about other cases of prisoner abuse to speak out against this. And by this, I of course mean the fact that someone decided to tell about it, not that it happened. Wank away, Freepers.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Go Buy A Book

More specifically, this book. Larry Kirwan, for those who don't know, is the leader/lead singer of Black 47 (who will be in Boston next month at the spankin' new Paddy O's). I've been a fan of theirs since college (which was, like, a wicked long time ago), and I went on the band's tour of Ireland last November, which was a blast. The back jacket describes the book as a "Rock 'N' Roll 'Angela's Ashes,'" which is understandable, but I think it's also in the tradition of "Confessions of an Irish Rebel" as well. Whatever you want to compare it to, it's a great read, and Larry's is a terrific storyteller. And if you ever meet him, ask him about room 520 (or maybe it was 109?) at the Tower Hotel in Derry.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I'd Like To Solve The Puzzle, Pat

Sajak uses his thinky thing, or at least tries to. What I love about his "columns" is that they are almost entirely anecdotal, with virtually no direct quotes or backup whatsoever. How can you possibly argue with a guy who wont tell you exactly who or what he's talking about? Genius!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Good Lord

A Baptist church in North Carolina has now kicked out it's Democrat members. A church that, I'm sure, enjoys the usual tax-exempt status from the IRS. This world is going bat-shit crazy.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Cal Thomas Is Out Of His Goddamn Mind

Is he seriously suggesting that we take a lesson from a fictional TV show in the pursuit of global terrorists?!?
Oh, and while we're at it, exactly how are things going with all that information we got by torturing people who, it turns out, weren't actually terrorists? We must be really close to wrapping this whole Iraq thing up, huh?