Archive for December 13th, 2007

Breaking News Flash: Michael Savage Is Still Crazy

I think I understand what he’s going for here, but he’s still a nut:

This is unbelievable. He’s the tutto di capo tutto — whatever, tutto ruto ruto. The tutto di capo di tutto, or whatever. He’s the head of the five families of deceit on the planet, Al Gore-leone.

You know, the Gore-leone crime family is now the number one crime family in the world, when you think about it. He’s about to pull off the biggest scam in the history of the world. It’s bigger than any bank heist, bigger than any drug deal. It’s bigger than any counterfeiting scheme, and he’s doing it all nice and natural with a little help from the socialist perverts in Norway, who gave him a Nobel Prize.

Why do I call them socialist perverts? Answer: because they are. By and large, 90 percent of the people on the Nobel Committee are into child pornography and molestation, according to the latest scientific studies.

I think he’s trying to make some kind of point about how scientific studies are worthless, or that you can just make bogus claims about what they say. But that really doesn’t make him sound any less crazy.

1 comment December 13th, 2007 at 11:19pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Environment,Gore,Media,Republicans,Wankers

Ethics, Shmethics

I just love this story:

Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) advisory opinion request on November 15, 2007 asking for permission to use campaign funds to pay both his and his staff’s legal fees resulting from a Senate Ethics Committee investigation initiated as a result of a Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) complaint. CREW’s complaint, filed on March 5, 2007, asked that the Ethics Committee investigate whether Domenici violated Senate Rules by contacting the U.S. Attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, David C. Iglesias, and pressuring him about an ongoing corruption probe.

So, basically, he wants to commit an ethics violation to defend himself against charges of… committing an ethics violation. Brilliant!

December 13th, 2007 at 06:53pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans

B&W NYC Art Museum Blogging

The upper stretch of my NYC walkabout took me past quite a few art museums, the Guggenheim in particular, which I figured would be a photographical bonanza.

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The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.

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The Guggenheim. So much for that bright idea.

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I’m pretty sure he’s asking her if she has any Grey Poupon. And she’s asking him just where he thinks she would be carrying it.

2 comments December 13th, 2007 at 11:55am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

Mad Maths

This is… rather remarkable:

Alexis Lemaire used brain power alone to work out the answer to the 13th root of a random 200-digit number in 70.2 seconds at London’s Science Museum.

The 27-year-old student correctly calculated an answer of 2,407,899,893,032,210, beating his record of 72.4 seconds, set in 2004.


Jane Wess, curator of mathematics at the London Science Museum said: “He sat down and it was all very quiet – and all of a sudden he amazingly just cracked it.

“It’s quite remarkable to see it happen. A very small number of people have this extraordinary ability.

“I believe that it is the highest sum calculated mentally.”

For those of you who are not math-heads, the 13th root is the number that, when raised to the 13th power, yields the original 200-digit number. So it’s like a square root on steroids and PCP. Perhaps Mr. Lemaire was bitten by a radioactive arachnid, so that his brain now has the proportional processing power of a spider. Yes, I’m sure that’s probably it.

(Spidermath, Spidermath, solves whatever a spider… canth
Finds the root, any size, if there were one he’d win the prize
Chalk out, here comes the Spidermaaaath…)

December 13th, 2007 at 11:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Weirdness

What John Says

I’m two days late on this, but it still bears repeating:

The current crop of Democrats don’t know how to fight. They’re afraid to fight, they’re incompetent at fighting, and they’re incapable of fighting because they don’t know how to fight. They think that issuing a press release with the right talking points is fighting back. They think that holding a simple press conference on the Hill will generate a news story. And they think that a single, or even a week’s worth, of news stories is a victory. They simply do not understand what the Republicans all know too well – how to take a story, a theme, and jam it down your opponents’ throats for weeks, if not months, if not years, on end. To a Democrat, if you get a blurb in the Washington Post, one day, that’s a public relations victory. To a Republican, once that blurb is repeated every day for 30 years then they declare victory.

The current crop of Democrats and their consultants and the non-profit advocacy groups in town have no idea how to fight like a Republican, how to fight to win. It’s not just a lack of will, a lack of backbone, they quite literally don’t know how to fight, so when they do rarely fight back, and lose because it was done so poorly, the lesson they take away isn’t that they need to learn how to fight better, but rather, they think they lost because they fought back. And it will get them nowhere until they realize that they don’t know what they’re doing, and others do.

This is what’s so frustrating about being a liberal. And it’s not just a verbal, messaging failure – the Democrats also roll over and give Dubya and the Republicans almost everything they want on the floor of Congress as well.

The Democratic leadership has either failed to internalize the concept of being an opposition party, or else it is actively, deliberately complicit in the Republicans’ destruction of the country. But the thing is, when a fighter takes a dive, he usually has instructions to “make it look good.” The Democrats aren’t even doing that.

December 13th, 2007 at 07:00am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Politics

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