Thursday, April 10, 2008

Snark blogging

Have you ever had a day where the headlines are just rubbing you wrong? Well, I am. Here are a few of today's headlines from Drudge, along with my immediate reactions:

LA mayor warns Feds to back off on immigration raids...

Way to go, you pandering putz. Let's not go after all the law breakers, just the law breakers who are mistreating someone. Of course, if we define "mistreatment" as "employing illegal aliens", then I'm good with that.

World's most expensive coffee at $100 a cup; made from cats' droppings!...

Anyone who pays $100 a cup for any coffee probably has the IQ of cat droppings.

PAPER: Oprah pays price for supporting Obama...

Serves her right. I hope she gains all the weight back, too.

ELTON LASHES OUT AT USA: 'I never cease to be amazed at the misogynist attitude of some of the people in this country'...

So? Why do we care what does or doesn't amaze you? You're welcome to your opinion, but it carries no more weight than mine.

China Alleges New Olympic Terror Plot...

Wag the Dog version umpteen.

Lohan to go nude in indie movie to prove she's 'serious actress'...

In what bizarre alternate reality does this work? If this doesn't work, what's next--porn?

Climate experts forecast global temperature drop...

So much for that pesky global warming thing. Awfully inconvenient truth, right Al?

REPORT: Randi Rhodes Out At AIR AMERICA...

*snort* Get a real job, lady.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Making a vacuum tube

(Via Timebomb 2000)

Here's a 17 minute video of a guy making his own triodes. I suppose this might be a useful skill at some point, but I really don't want to think of the world in which we'd need it.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Isn't this called "entrapment"?

Jed at FreedomSight has the latest on the Cavalry Arms raid. Fair warning, you may want to remove all breakable object from areas near you--say, anything within 100 yards.

Remember folks, the ATF is not your friend.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Your Sunday Firepower Video

Drop the bombshell:

A moment of serendipity

Life is truly mysterious. I was looking for a photo of of Charlton Heston to use in this farewell post, and I found it on the site of Frank M. Reid, a consultant in Ohio. Mr. Reed's site, much like my blog, is no great tour de force of graphic design or web technology. Instead, it's the heart-felt effort of a man to get his message out there.

The photo I sought is on this page. You could spend a highly profitable portion of your free time there, reading and following the links.

Another giant departs

(Via the Drudge Report)

Actor and former NRA President Charlton Heston died late last night at 84 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He had the great good fortune of dying with his family by his side. God bless and keep you, good sir.

One by one, the giants of our early years are passing from our view. Who will be the new giants for our children?