Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Things I just learned I didn't know

Courtesy of President Richard Nixon and Senator Robert Byrd, Morgantown (WV) has pod cars. While the personal rapid transit cars technically are not pod cars, they’re nifty nonetheless. Morgantown’s PRT system has been in service for more than 30 years, and has been astonishingly safe and reliable.

PRT car (above); really cool-looking experimental pod car (below)



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Comments from the strongly food-motivated

No friggin’ way. Not with GaGa’s tatas in the same issue.



Jonah wraps it up with this stunning endorsement: “I should also say that I came away liking McChrystal a lot more. He really is an impressive guy.“

Tonight, an extra ration of Cheetos for Jonah.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

For some people’s fathers on Fathers Day: The Rightwing Forward Museum

Absolutely adore this site: My Rightwing Dad is “dedicated to following the course of American history through a unique lens -- the emails ‘Red-America’ forwards worldwide.”

But be warned: The site “displays unedited, often offensive and untrue material with no endorsement intended by curators or contributors.” Shorter warning: Red-America can be vile.

On the less vile end of the spectrum is this post, Oh Hell!!!… Let’s offend everybody!, an email forward that does pretty much that while insisting that “sometimes you just have to look at a lighter side!!”

A-huh.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Choke on it

A news report about a horrifying shooting in a San Bernardino fast-food restaurant…
A man carrying two guns walked inside a Southern California [Del Taco restaurant] and shot four people who were eating lunch together, killing two—including an 8-year-old boy—before turning the gun on himself, police said Saturday.
…triggered a series of callous-beyond-belief responses at Free Republic (yeah, where else?).

Posted by Jet Jaguar
I wish I had Del Taco in S.C.
1 posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:51:16 PM by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
There was one here but the tore it down to build a Walgreens.
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posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:54:29 PM by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
I can fed ex you some
5 posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:54:42 PM by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Jet Jaguar
There’s a Del Taco near Spartanburg :)
6 posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:54:43 PM by Amanda King
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To: Jet Jaguar
Tacos Del Carbon - Steak
8 posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:55:01 PM by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: al baby
Thanks for the offer. I will be in Nevada again in a few days.
More Tacos Del Carbon - Steak!!!
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posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:56:22 PM by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Jet Jaguar
There used to be one in Atlanta. Much better than Taco Bell.
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posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:56:27 PM by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Amanda King
2 hour drive.
I could do this.
Tacos Del Carbon - Steak

12 posted on Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:57:59 PM by Jet Jaguar (*)
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I rarely get this nasty but: Hey guys, choke on it.

UPDATE Free Republic has since "bartoned" the thread.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Troll vs Troll



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H/T to Fark and The Rude Pundit.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hooters

Sarah Palin titles her latest Facebook post, Fuel America with Terrorist-Tarred Oil Instead of Drilling Our Own, Baby?

From there it goes downhill.

Simple Sarah wants a simple answer to her simple question: Why won’t terrorist cock-sucking liberal Democrats unleash the full glorious sheen of America’s “safe, warehoused onshore and shallow water [!] reserves waiting for permission to be extracted” from places like, you know, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and, oh, Miami Beach.

That’s rather sweet: The oil reserves are just biding their time until a cruel government bureaucracy sets them free from the prison of their geological “warehouses.” No one anthropomorphizes crude oil better than Sarah Palin.
Shoot, I must have lived such a doggoned sheltered life as a normal, independent American up there in the Last Frontier, schooled with only public education and a lowly state university degree, because obviously I haven’t learned enough to dismiss common sense (a prerequisite for power in Washington these days).

Help me out, friends! Help someone like me – and the majority of Americans – understand why we would ever kowtow and bow to foreign regimes that hate us, instead of doing all we can to starve the beast of terrorism in our plight for security, prosperity, and peace.
Our plight for security, prosperity, and peace?

Close enough for the public-schooled and recently augmented, I guess.

Friday, June 11, 2010

On first thought

Wild Ammo redoes the movie posters for some blockbuster hits as originally -- but not ultimately -- cast. Tom Hanks as Jerry Maguire? Yep. Robert Redford as The Graduate? Of course. And then there’s O.J. Simpson as the Terminator.