Thursday, May 20, 2010

I wonder how that's going to go over

About 180 county employees in suburban Atlanta are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago.

How about "Demands to see under threat that if they don't, we'll draft each and every one of their of-age children into military service?"

WH asks BP to share more information on spill

The White House is asking BP PLC to publicly disclose more information about the Gulf oil spill including measurements of the size of the leak 5,000 feet under the sea and air quality.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that the White House is writing to BP asking the company to put that information on its website and be more transparent about its response.

"Asks to share?"

It's things like this that make me want to call for a violent overthrow of the United States government

ATMs a mystery to senator

The Nebraska Democrat [Sen. Ben Nelson] pleaded ignorance when asked this week whether Congress should cap ATM fees. Nelson said that while he's no fan of unnecessary fees, he's unfamiliar with the charges.

“I've never used an ATM, so I don't know what the fees are,” Nelson said, adding that he gets his cash from bank tellers, just not automatic ones.

Wait, it gets better.

“But I could learn how to do it just like I've . . . I swipe to get my own gas, buy groceries. I know about the holograms.”


By “holograms,” Nelson clarified that he meant the bar codes on products read by automatic scanners in the checkout lanes at stores such as Lowe's and Menard's.

Oh, sure, I can see how--what?

However, lest you think Nelson leads a completely pampered life inside a bubble, he insists:

“I go and get my own seating assignment on an airplane,” Nelson said.

Well! Aren't you a big boy?

This could ruin women for me altogether

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hollywood conjures images of the past New world needs spirituality That will last I've seen the future and it will be

Actual headlines on Yahoo! Homepage:

How America is creating an underclass

Experts say the country is in danger of turning into a two-class society

"Creating?" "In danger of turning into?"


Take it, Marvin...

Early signs that your child may in fact be the buddda


Monday, May 17, 2010

I love this (edited w/addition...I love these.)

Doctor's Girls Wallpaper by *mimi-na on deviantART

(I highly recommend checking out her d-Tart page...this woman is extraordinarily talented and I think I want to marry her)

Seriously. Cutest thing I've ever seen.

PS: Oh! And I just noticed that the girls from the black-and-white years are, indeed, drawn in B & W. This is great work.

ETA: Along these same lines...this made me laugh like a child.

(click on this, you need to see it full-size)

Doctor Hoo by ~pu-sama on deviantART

(and she ain't bad, either)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Kristen Lopez Eastlick?"

It seems a local paper in racist/tea party Tennessee is managed by either idiots or liars. Or of course, you know, there's always the possibility they could be both.

Per Southern Beale:

Oh, Tennessean. Your gullibility would be laughable were it not so very appalling. Seriously, what does this say about your reputation that a D.C. lobbyist has managed to fool you not once, not twice, but three times in one six month period? Somewhere on K street a corporate lobbyist is laughing his ass off at you.

In December 2009, The Tennessean ran an anti-minimum wage op-ed by “Kristen Lopez Eastlick,” identified as “senior economic analyst at the Employment Policies Institute.”

"Kristen Lopez Eastlick?"

"Kristen Lopez Eastlick?"

And they weren't the least bit suspicious this was a phony name?

I must admit, I have a real curiosity about this movie

Wall Street 2, that is.

Well, I see no reason not to take their word for it, do you?

BP is claiming to have had some success in closing up the oil leak.

(And as someone notes in the comments, yeah...and the mission was accomplished.)