Archive for August 5th, 2010

Stat Of The Day

China is apparently working on a super-duper-high-speed maglev vacuum train with a top speed of 1000+ km per hour, at a cost of over $2.95 million per kilometer of maglev vacuum railway.

Put those two numbers together, and you get a train that travels at $3 billion per hour. I would make a pilgrimage to China just for that.  And pandas.

August 5th, 2010 at 09:37pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology

The Other Gaypocalypse

Sure, it’s a big deal that Judge Walker struck down Prop 8, but it’s sucked up so much blog and media attention that I think we’re missing the dire unintended consequences of another, very similar ruling:

Mexico’s supreme court on Thursday upheld a landmark law that allows gay marriage in the capital city, bucking a challenge raised by the conservative government of President Felipe Calderon.

This year, Mexico City became the first capital in mainly Catholic Latin America to pass a law allowing gay couples the same marriage and adoption rights as heterosexuals.

Do you realize what this means? Millions of opposite-marriage-loving Mexicans will be forced to flee to the United States (but not California) to preserve the sanctity of their marriages!

In addition to the inevitable collapse of American society as we know it, think how many conservative heads will explode while trying to decide whether to vilify the interlopers or welcome them as brothers. (Pro Tip for Mexican marriage refugees: Tell Bill O’Reilly how much you love Christmas and falafel – I know it sounds weird, but trust me on this one.)

(Crossposted at The Seminal)

August 5th, 2010 at 08:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Immigration,Judiciary,Teh Gay

It’s Not Just Hyperbole

Conservatives really are crazy:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community.”

“This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed,” Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.

Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor’s efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes “that’s exactly the attitude they want you to have.”

“This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms,” Maes said.

He added: “These aren’t just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to.”

Maes said in a later interview that he was referring to Denver’s membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an international association that promotes sustainable development and has attracted the membership of more than 1,200 communities, 600 of which are in the United States.

I guess the UN will be using its famous black helicopters to force everyone to ride Hickenlooper’s Communist UN Bikes.  When they’re not busy fluoridating the water to contaminate our purity of essence, that is.

August 5th, 2010 at 07:13am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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