Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Orphaned Hedgehogs Adopt Cleaning Brush As Their Mother
Mary, Mungo, Midge and Slappy, pictured here with their new "mom", are being hand-reared by staff at the New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park in Ashurst, Hants.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Arizona Boy Dies Of Rare Infection
A 14-year-old Lake Havasu boy has become the sixth victim to die nationwide this year of a microscopic organism that attacks the body through the nasal cavity, quickly eating its way to the brain.
The CDC says cases of Naegleria fowleri infection are spiking this year. In addition to the Arizona case, health officials reported two cases in Texas and three more in central Florida this year.
This is why I don't swim in lakes.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is mad about Miller's corporate sponsorhip of the upcoming Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco and I can't blame him.
I won't show the sadomasochistic parody of DaVinci's "Last Supper" that started the whole mess, but it is available via this link, along with graphic images from last year's Folsom Street Fair:
National Boycott Of Miller Begins; Over
200 Religious Groups Contacted.
Why do they pick on the Catholics? Because we don't behead you for despicable images like the Dung Madonna and the crucifix in the vial of urine.
I hope Miller comes to its senses... meanwhile there's Anheuser Busch.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Twenty four years ago today, Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov prevented a Soviet retaliation against the United States by detecting a satellite error that looked like the launch of five missiles at the USSR.
Sept. 26, 1983: The Man Who Saved the World by Doing ... Nothing.
Give that man's gut a hand.
Another one for the weird files...
Man Discovers Human Leg In Smoker Bought At Auction
Police officers were able to find the leg’s owner, who for some reason had decided to keep the leg after it was amputated following a plane crash.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
'Designing Women' Actress Alice Ghostley, 81, Dies
Ghostley had a varied career, but I'll always remember her as Esmeralda.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Word has finally leaked out of a missile test that went awry on July 23:
Dozens Died In Syria-Iran Missile Test
It was reported Monday in Jane's Defence Weekly , that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed while "attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a Scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas."
Meanwhile the media is riveted by the most recent court antics of a two-bit murderous thug.
What is the world coming to?
Monday, September 17, 2007
Follow the money that flows into Hillary's campaign from nefarious sources...
First it was Norman Hsu and the ChiComs, and now it's from a shady sheik that's facing a class-action lawsuit for facilitating the enslavement of thousands of boys for use as jockeys in camel races.
Read about the shoddy mess at Doug Ross @ Journal:
The Strange Case Of Hillary's Sheik
Shall Shrillary's Shadowy Sugardaddy Sheik Be Shackled Shortly?
Saturday, September 15, 2007
My daughters and I did our part for the environment today by participating in the
the Coastal Clean Up. They need service hours for school and I go along for the fresh air and exercise.
I'm happy to say that this year's trash haul was considerably less than I've ever seen. It did my heart good to see our stretch of coastline looking so pristine.
And I got two t-shirts.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Sydney Brooke Simpson.
I know I've mentioned this subject before, but I'm a hog for hits, so I'll say it again...
Sydney Brooke Simpson.
...that name brings The BLOG more hits than any other.
I can't for the life of me explain why, but it does.
Now bring on the hits.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
From the NY Post comes an article that highlights the strong ties between MoveOn.org, Hillary Clinton, and the NY Times.
It made me spitting mad...
Senator Clinton's Slur
First, the nerve of this woman is amazing. A political shyster like Hillary Clinton attacking the integrity of an honorable man like General Petraeus almost reads like the script of a baggy pants farce.
Hillary's attacks on General Petraeus sure sound like she sides with the Lefty League and not in the political center like she's like you to believe.
Second, not only did the NY Times agree to run MoveOn.org's libelous ad against General Petraeus, but we find out they gave them a discount of $116,000 on their regular fee of $181,000 for a full page ad.
That sounds like a $116,000 contribution to the Lefty League to me.
The collusion between these groups is so thick you can cut it with a knife.
Meet Zeno, a real-life robotic boy... Robot Maker Builds Artificial Boy
Zeno can't speak or walk yet, but he has blinking eyes that can track people and a face that captivates with a range of expressions.
That's a far, far cry from my all-time favorite robot boy...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Russia Tests 'World's Most Powerful Non-Nuclear Bomb'
I was thinking more along the lines of Britney Spears' performance on the MTV Music Awards.
At the Great China Buffet restaurant in Nanuet, New York a Buffet Worker Stomps Garlic With Boots.
This isn't an urban myth like the Kentucky Fried Chicken workers skating around the kitchen with chicken breasts tied to their shoes.
The disgusting garlic boot stomp really happened!
Keep this in mind the next time you strap on the all-you-can-eat buffet feed bag...or any restaurant, for that matter.
Monday, September 10, 2007
From the LA Times comes this article ... Brain Processes Reflect Politics: Study Uncovers 2 Cognitive Styles.
According to the study from NY University & the University of California, political orientation is related to differences in how the brain processes information.
The subjects were instructed to tap a keyboard when an M appeared and refrain from tapping when they saw a W. According to the researchers, "liberals had more brain activity and made fewer mistakes than conservatives when they saw a W", while both were equally accurate in recognizing M.
Lead author, David Amodio, asst. prof of psychology at NYU, cautioned against concluding that one political orientation was better. "The tendency of conservatives to block distracting information could be a good thing depending on the situation, he said.
Talk about a convenient study. I may have to use my slow, rigidly-structured, mistake-prone conservative brain to block this distracting study!
What next? Conservatives emit more body odor than liberals?
[The BLOG note: Cartoon via Mark Dean. See many more at markdino.com ]
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
For this Cat Blog Friday...
... can a cat/human hybrid be far away? It's not just science fiction anymore.
Brtish Scientists Given Go Ahead To Create Human Animal Embryos
Something to think about when you go about your Friday!
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
'America's Got Talent' Judge Piers Morgan Injured In Segway Accident
OK, so you're asking yourself why is this guy falling off a segway and breaking about 4 ribs so important?
Well, Piers Morgan was the editor of the Daily Mirror who back in 2003 referred to President Bush as an idiot for falling off a segway.
Bush Encounters 'FOOLPROOF' Technology
Bwa ha ha ha ha ha.
Elke pulled one of these stunts today. She refused to get into the car because she's associating it with going to the vet.
Well, if she hadn't been chewing at her wound even while wearing her e-collar, her foot wouldn't have have needed yet another visit to the vet.
Sheesh! Lay off the foot, Elke.
Here's one for the bizarro files:
Western Iowa Man Killed After Potato Gun Explosion
Now don't go and throw away your potato gun. Potato guns are safe when you use potatos. Hence the name.
It's hardly rocket science... but this 21-year-old stuffed a potato gun with explosive powder and ignited it. The gun erupted and killed him.