Near Earth Archive

A backup of Near Earth Object by Paul Fidalgo

Month: August, 2010

Waterfowl, Nazis, and Birth Certificates

The majestic Democratzi Loon The majestic North American Democratzi Loon

For your reading pleasure, I present the first comment posted on a short and fairly banal Politico blog post about Charlie Crist and the Florida U.S. Senate race, written by “Eileen for Freedom/Liberty”:

LEAVE NO DEMOCRATZI ‘LOON’ STANDING IN NOVEMBER’! America…I believe there are more old time Democrats…like my parents and grandparents…then there are Democratzi ‘loons’! Those patriots will NOT vote for this fraud and the continued agenda of the Democratzi ‘loons’ who are seeking to destroy America from within one big spending bill at a time! They love their country more than party…and will vote for America by saying yes to cleaning house on all the Democratzi ‘loons’ who have put all of America’s children into debt to a COMMUNIST country! Despicable politicians who need to go…and they will! Congratulations Senator Rubio! IMPEACHMENT OR THE ‘ORIGINAL’ RECORDS OF BIRTH…IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME…AND 2010 WILL BE THE TIME…GUARANTEED!

I learned so much from this comment.

First, I was introduced to the pejorative “Democratzi” term, which I presume equates liberals with Nazis, which makes perfect sense of course.

Second, I am curious as to who the “old time Democrats” are/were, but I presume they may have often been idenitifed with the “Dixie” prefix, but that’s just a guess. I mean, I’m assuming Eileen is not referring to, say, Hubert Humphrey.

Third, the consistent use of single-apostrophe quotation marks for “loons” I find confusing, because later in the comment she uses the same quote marks for “original” when referring to Obama’s obviously-forged-by-Muslim-communists birth certificate. Does that mean that she doesn’t mean the “loons” part, that she’s just kidding about it? Or is she saying that the birth certificate is legitimate? Eileen, what are you trying to tell us?

Fourth, can one “impeach” a document? Is Obama’s obviously-manufactured-by-Hitler birth certificate holding public office? I suppose so, because according to Eileen, 2010 is “GUARANTEED” to be the year this impeachment takes place. So really, there’s only one question left to ask:

Will the Senate convict Obama’s obviously-fabricated-by-Osama-bin-Laden-and-Skeletor-and-written-in-the-blood-of-aborted-Christian-babies birth certificate?

Only Eileen knows for sure.

Waterfowl, Nazis, and Birth Certificates

The majestic Democratzi Loon

The majestic North American Democratzi Loon

For your reading pleasure, I present the first comment posted on a short and fairly banal Politico blog post about Charlie Crist and the Florida U.S. Senate race, written by “Eileen for Freedom/Liberty”:

LEAVE NO DEMOCRATZI ‘LOON’ STANDING IN NOVEMBER’! America…I believe there are more old time Democrats…like my parents and grandparents…then there are Democratzi ‘loons’! Those patriots will NOT vote for this fraud and the continued agenda of the Democratzi ‘loons’ who are seeking to destroy America from within one big spending bill at a time! They love their country more than party…and will vote for America by saying yes to cleaning house on all the Democratzi ‘loons’ who have put all of America’s children into debt to a COMMUNIST country! Despicable politicians who need to go…and they will! Congratulations Senator Rubio! IMPEACHMENT OR THE ‘ORIGINAL’ RECORDS OF BIRTH…IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME…AND 2010 WILL BE THE TIME…GUARANTEED!

I learned so much from this comment.

First, I was introduced to the pejorative “Democratzi” term, which I presume equates liberals with Nazis, which makes perfect sense of course.

Second, I am curious as to who the “old time Democrats” are/were, but I presume they may have often been idenitifed with the “Dixie” prefix, but that’s just a guess. I mean, I’m assuming Eileen is not referring to, say, Hubert Humphrey.

Third, the consistent use of single-apostrophe quotation marks for “loons” I find confusing, because later in the comment she uses the same quote marks for “original” when referring to Obama’s obviously-forged-by-Muslim-communists birth certificate. Does that mean that she doesn’t mean the “loons” part, that she’s just kidding about it? Or is she saying that the birth certificate is legitimate? Eileen, what are you trying to tell us?

Fourth, can one “impeach” a document? Is Obama’s obviously-manufactured-by-Hitler birth certificate holding public office? I suppose so, because according to Eileen, 2010 is “GUARANTEED” to be the year this impeachment takes place. So really, there’s only one question left to ask:

Will the Senate convict Obama’s obviously-fabricated-by-Osama-bin-Laden-and-Skeletor-and-written-in-the-blood-of-aborted-Christian-babies birth certificate?

Only Eileen knows for sure.

That Seems Unnecessarily Harsh

And bus drivers can suck it, too!

I mean, if that’s how you feel, fine. But do you have to shout about it on Craigslist?

And do you even know any machine operators?! They’re people too, you know!

That Seems Unnecessarily Harsh

And bus drivers can suck it, too!

I mean, if that’s how you feel, fine. But do you have to shout about it on Craigslist?

And do you even know any machine operators?! They’re people too, you know!

RIP John Porkpie

If you’ve never heard this stuff before, it blows your little blue booties off because it’s fun, fun, fun.

Jack Horkheimer, the guy who did those weird Star Hustler spots on PBS, died this week. I didn’t know about it until This Week delivered the news on the “In Memoriam” portion of the show. I don’t mean to make too much of it, he was no Carl Sagan or anything, but he was among those who helped share a love of the universe. In his own special way, of course. I hardly remember the shows themselves; mainly that he walked over an odd blue-screened Saturn ring, was incredibly enthusiastic, and that my dad lovingly referred to him as “John Porkpie.” Thanks, Mr. Horkheimer.

RIP John Porkpie

If you’ve never heard this stuff before, it blows your little blue booties off because it’s fun, fun, fun.

Jack Horkheimer, the guy who did those weird Star Hustler spots on PBS, died this week. I didn’t know about it until This Week delivered the news on the “In Memoriam” portion of the show. I don’t mean to make too much of it, he was no Carl Sagan or anything, but he was among those who helped share a love of the universe. In his own special way, of course. I hardly remember the shows themselves; mainly that he walked over an odd blue-screened Saturn ring, was incredibly enthusiastic, and that my dad lovingly referred to him as “John Porkpie.” Thanks, Mr. Horkheimer.

The Royal Landrieus, God, and Disaster

I applaud Brian Williams for trying to keep the country focused on the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, but I was a little put off by his opening lineup in his guest stint on Meet the Press today: Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator from Louisiana and Mitch Landrieu, her brother, mayor of New Orleans. I understand that the point was to discuss the state of things in the region’s recovery, but I found it a little overly-reverential of two people who have essentially inherited their places in public life — even their father was mayor of New Orleans in the 1970s. (I also found it telling that either Sen. David “DC Madame” Vitter and Gov. Bobby “Exorcism” Jindal either declined an appearance or were not invited.)

In addition, I shouldn’t have been surprised when Williams asked about the role of religion, using Glenn Beck’s knuckle-dragger rally yesterday as a starting point. Sen. Landrieu’s response was as eye-roll-inducing as this militant atheist would expect:

Well, first of all, God’s been a part of–big part of this country since we began.  I mean, this is a country built on faith and confidence in the Almighty.

That’s wrong, of course, but a typical political cliché, especially from a Southern politician. Here’s the hard part to hear, though I hear it so often:

And one of the reasons this region is surviving is because of our faith.  [ . . . ] We follow the gospel, Mitch and I, of Jesus Christ.  We know what to do.  And so others follow other faiths, but the fact of the matter is God has been all-present.  And you can ask anyone in New Orleans, when every government left, God was still here.

This is the same unfortunate sentiment heard after the earthquake in Haiti, too; that somehow the disaster that does untold damage and suffering is somehow proof of God’s existence as well as his beneficence because of the good things that people do to rebuild and help out. And you all know the appropriate rejoinder here: where the hell was God while the levees were collapsing, while the flood waters rose, while thousands starved, while murder and rape ran rampant, etc., etc.

But there was another response, and it came from Meet the Press itself, though unintentionally. For who was the guest following the royal Landrieus? A person who is devoting his efforts and money and good will to a foundation that builds new, better homes for those who need them, for people he doesn’t even know and may never know. Who is this person doing, as it were, God’s work?

Brad Pitt, nonbeliever.

The Royal Landrieus, God, and Disaster

I applaud Brian Williams for trying to keep the country focused on the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, but I was a little put off by his opening lineup in his guest stint on Meet the Press today: Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator from Louisiana and Mitch Landrieu, her brother, mayor of New Orleans. I understand that the point was to discuss the state of things in the region’s recovery, but I found it a little overly-reverential of two people who have essentially inherited their places in public life — even their father was mayor of New Orleans in the 1970s. (I also found it telling that either Sen. David “DC Madame” Vitter and Gov. Bobby “Exorcism” Jindal either declined an appearance or were not invited.)

In addition, I shouldn’t have been surprised when Williams asked about the role of religion, using Glenn Beck’s knuckle-dragger rally yesterday as a starting point. Sen. Landrieu’s response was as eye-roll-inducing as this militant atheist would expect:

Well, first of all, God’s been a part of–big part of this country since we began.  I mean, this is a country built on faith and confidence in the Almighty.

That’s wrong, of course, but a typical political cliché, especially from a Southern politician. Here’s the hard part to hear, though I hear it so often:

And one of the reasons this region is surviving is because of our faith.  [ . . . ] We follow the gospel, Mitch and I, of Jesus Christ.  We know what to do.  And so others follow other faiths, but the fact of the matter is God has been all-present.  And you can ask anyone in New Orleans, when every government left, God was still here.

This is the same unfortunate sentiment heard after the earthquake in Haiti, too; that somehow the disaster that does untold damage and suffering is somehow proof of God’s existence as well as his beneficence because of the good things that people do to rebuild and help out. And you all know the appropriate rejoinder here: where the hell was God while the levees were collapsing, while the flood waters rose, while thousands starved, while murder and rape ran rampant, etc., etc.

But there was another response, and it came from Meet the Press itself, though unintentionally. For who was the guest following the royal Landrieus? A person who is devoting his efforts and money and good will to a foundation that builds new, better homes for those who need them, for people he doesn’t even know and may never know. Who is this person doing, as it were, God’s work?

Brad Pitt, nonbeliever.

None of the Above

It’s irrelevant whether Barack Obama is a Christian or a Muslim — as long as he governs like he’s neither.

Ali A. Rizvi

Michael Brown’s Shoes

Brownie wants us to look at things from his perspective:

“Put yourself in my shoes,” said Michael Brown. “You’ve just come out of a meeting where you’ve just told your boss [George W. Bush] that nothing’s working, I can’t make stuff happen, state and local government aren’t doing what they need to do, the federal government isn’t doing what it needs to do, things are bad. And he comes out and tells me I’m doing a heck of a job?”

Perhaps when you’re done wearing Michael Brown’s shoes, perhaps then he’d like to try on the shoes of the thousands who died, the thousands upon thousands more who lost everything, and the thousands upon thousands who were left to rot by their government.

Michael Brown wasn’t the only one to blame for the travesty of Katrina. Several levels of government failed immeasurably. But he was a pretty enormous part of that failure. We can only dream that someone else — anyone else — had been in his shoes that day. But sorry the president made you feel weird, Michael.