For you politically minded nerds out there

June 30, 2008

I have a feeling this will only be funny to a select few of you out there…

(via doubleplusundead)

Media Declares Planck’s Constant is 4

Respect America’s Traditional Media Organizations, a trade group promoting journalism in both print and television, made the stunning declaration today that the value of Planck’s Constant, a fundamental part of quantum physics, was 4.

“Under media aegis presidential elections are decided, world opinion is shaped, and celebrities are declared hot or not,” said spokeswoman Mina Dirac. “Why should we allow physicists to continue to direct their so-called constant, when we can do it better?”

Go over there to read the rest of the post, I didn’t want to copy-paste the whole thing. I found it funny so I thought I’d share. I know it’s kind of a cop-out because I didn’t get to that post I was talking about making earlier, sorry. It’s been a hectic day, so hopefully I’ll be back to form tomorrow.


One week and counting…

June 30, 2008

Allright, it’s back to business as usual.

I have a lot of interests in my life and I like to stay busy more than sit around relaxing. Because of this, I have very busy weekends so for now, it will become typical for me to take the weekends off and not post. However, if something significant occurs or a sudden gem of a idea comes to me, I may have to rush to my computer to share it, otherwise expect new posts when Monday rolls around.

Anyway, I had an interesting and unique story I’m planning on sharing for today, but I first need to get my digital camera back up and working. It’s out of power and conveniently missing the charger. So I’m off to fix this situation and hopefully have my post up later tonight.

Oh, and congratulations to J. H. Bowden over at Chicagocon for being the first commenter here and making me feel like I’ve got an official “blog” now (at least I know someone is reading!). I’ve added him to the blogroll on the right if you want to go check him out.

Guess That Party!

June 27, 2008

via Ace of Spades HQ and other numerous conservative blogs.

Like other members of the moronosphere, I’ll keep track of incidents like these, you know, just in case people start reading this. What I’m talking about is basically the failure of the media to correctly identify members of the Democrat party when they are involved in “questionable” behavior or events.

Legislator James Fagan (?-MA) was on the House floor arguing against Jessica’s Law, a proposal that would put in place mandatory 20 year sentences for repeat sex offenders. He went on a mini-tirade claiming that as a defense attorney (which he is) he would mercilessly question the child victims of rape. He said he’d rip them apart, make sure that the rest of their life was ruined, that he was…well…see for yourself.

Now obviously I have a problem with what he said, however, I also have a problem with CNN and their inability to identify what party this legislator is from…

Now had that mysterious legislator been republican, it would have been a different story…

Our Mayor is a Moron (I wonder if he has a blog)

June 27, 2008

If you haven’t heard already, Chicago politicians are throwing a fit over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision yesterday overturning the D.C. gun ban. Mayor Daley himself said it was a “frightening” ruling that could “take us back to the old West”. The article also has some commentary on the whole situation and why Daley is going to fight the lawsuit recently filed by Illinois pro-gun groups challenging Chicago’s gun ban.

The reason goes far beyond making a political statement at a time when Chicago’s homicide rate is rising by nearly 13 percent and children are being gunned down on city streets.

That explains why Daley was so “outraged” by a ruling that he warned has “changed the rules” of inner-city policing.

“Does this lead to everyone having a gun in our society? If they think that’s the answer, then they’re greatly mistaken. Then, why don’t we do away with the court system and go back to the Old West? You have a gun and I have a gun and we’ll settle in the streets,” Daley told reporters at Navy Pier.

I think Mr. Daley has been watching too many old Clint Eastwood movies. While entertaining and great to watch, movies aren’t exactly the best reference for historical accuracy. The Old West was hardly a time when people were routinely settling arguments in the street. People were more likely to cooperate that get into a conflict.

Oh by the way, Washington D.C. and Chicago have been up near the top of the list when it comes to murders per capita in the US. Obviously Daley thinks this ruling is going to jeopardize his city’s high ranking, and he’s understandably panicked.

He went on to say more.

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2nd Amendment Rights Upheld

June 26, 2008

This is a HUGE decision for gun-carrying citizens across the US. The 5-4 Supreme Court decision might take a while to work its way to actually changing D.C. law, but it’s the start that many (including myself) were hoping for. Scalia wrote the majority, as some had predicted.

Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said that an individual right to bear arms is supported by “the historical narrative” both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted.

The Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home,” Scalia said. The court also struck down Washington’s requirement that firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, but left intact the licensing of guns.

It’s only a matter of time now before the NRA will file a lawsuit challenging these same gun laws in Chicago. there’s actually a July 11th rally here in the city for those supporting the same change to Chicago/Illinois law, and I plan on being there to document the event in a similar fashion to zombietime.

Perhaps they’re onto something…

June 25, 2008

Now I myself am an athlete and sports fan. Usually though I tend to favor the more physical contact sports. However, I have been getting the recent urge to try taking up golf. Now I know that it takes a lot of time and a lot of money (both of which I do not have) to get good at it, but it’s just in the back of my head that one of these days I need to go to a driving range and start putting in some time.

However, had I known that these were the kinds of perks young golfers get, I would have dropped my football and baseball bat in a flash. If this somehow became regular occurance, I’m sure that you’d see a sudden boom in the popularity of golf, beyond what Tiger Woods has already done.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A close encounter between flirtatious strippers and children playing in a golf tournament was the result of “mistiming,” golf course officials said Tuesday as they apologized to parents.

The scantily clad women spilled out of a limousine as the youngsters were finishing their game as part of the Gold Crown Junior Golf Association tournament Monday. Tournament officials said they were not warned the strippers would be arriving before the end of the game for children, who ranged in age from 7 to 12.

The women were part of Shotgun Willie’s Charity Golf Tournament to benefit breast cancer. The strippers were to serve as caddies to patron’s of the strip club. A club manager said there were 144 golfers and 70 caddies.

I wasn’t aware that Ace had his own country club, or at least it sounds like his kind of operation.

One last gem from the aritcle.

A woman told KUSA-TV the event drew curious questions from her children, who asked her why the men joining the strippers had water guns and why the women wore only their underwear. KUSA said the woman declined to be identified.

Speculators 101: A Lesson in Economics

June 25, 2008

Now my personal background is in the areas of engineering, science, and math. I’m not an expert in anything of any importance (unless potato gun building is important), so I would consider myself as knowledgeable as the average moron when it comes to these demons speculators everyone is talking about. So I did my due diligence and took some time to do a bit of research today to better inform myself and write this post. Here’s what I found…

So what are speculators and what do they do? As per wikipedia (not the best source, but accurate enough for my purposes here);

Financial speculation, involves the buying, holding, selling, and short-selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, collectibles, real estate, derivatives, or any valuable financial instrument to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income via methods such as dividends or interest.

Ok, I think my pea-sized conservative brain has a handle on this. Read the rest of this entry »