Archive for April, 2011
Al Gore sits on Apple’s board of Directors. GreenPeace then listed Apple as the least Green because it used too much coal, which, by the way, is the ultimate in recycling, but the report is out there. Even whackadoodle whale loving idiots hate Al Gore nowadays. And that hatred is spreading like wildfire in Pop Culture now too.
Buy my iPad App you Eco Sinners!
Al Gore recently released an App through the App Store and Apple is pushing it as the app of the week. The reaction on Facebook is very negative and very hilarious.
Friends of ours invited us out to Clifton Virginia tonight to do some wine tasting. Clifton is a tiny town on the edge of Fairfax County, and the idea that Fairfax County had an active vineyard was news to me. In fact, their old tasting room displayed Washington Post stories about the battles this vineyard had with the zoning boards to allow a vineyard to produce commercial wine within Fairfax county. I love that this vineyard fought the law and the wine won.
Paradise Springs is not only an active vineyard, but they are a hopping place! Friday nights feature live music and Brazilian Barbecue Steak on the patio. There were about 300 people at the place tonight to celebrate the opening of their new grand Tasting Room, the biggest I’ve seen in all of Virginia.
And the wine’s not bad either. Not much fruit is grown on the estate, but they have a great wine maker on property that seems to work some magic with fruit purchased from around the region. Pictured is the Petit Manseng, a dry, yet fruity flavored wine that is really different from most Virginia whites like Chardonnay or Viognier.
What a wonderful time we had on a crisp Friday night! I don’t think the Petit Manseng survived past Midnight, but we have another wine of theirs, the Nana’s Rose, which is a wonderful blend wine that will be great on a warm spring day.
Now I know what the Jawas were doing with R2 between the time of his capture and his rescue.
You can get this image on a TShirt, and I’m thinking of doing that, over at RIPT Apparel here. Oops, silly me, RIPT sells only one Tshirt per day, and this one is no longer available.
Girl Playing PacMan at Coral Springs festival, 1983, originally uploaded by StevenM_61.
Okay, one more 80′s Arcade post.
Awesome 80′s girl here is holding her comb in her fist. Those long handled combs were ubiquitous and were use to keep your feathered hair all feathery and stuff. The short shorts and the faux sports jersey TShirt complete the getup.
I often try to explain to my young wife that fashions that are popping up now- big dorky glasses, long haircuts, etc, were all in vogue in the late 70′s and early 80′s. One thing that has never come back into style yet have been the short gymshorts nor the knee-high colored socks.
Everyone had Nike’s back in the day, and you got teased mercilessly if your Mom bought you Adidas or Converse shoes. And spending our time indoors pumping quarters into games like Galaga, PacMan, Q-Bert and Dragon’s Lair is how we kept our skin so pasty white.
Hey, we were all avoiding the currently popular man-made Eco Hoax of the Ozone Layer holes.
I spent the majority of the evening in the basement disassembling a couch. I used a circular saw, a hammer, a hand saw, tin snips and pure brute strength to take a couch apart.
You see, it had to be taken apart by hand rather than simply moved upstairs. My kid brother helped me stuff that couch downstairs back in 2004, leaving marks across the walls because it was simply too big to twist down my spiral staircase to the basement, and even that feat was a miracle that was only possible due to the removal of all banisters, the doors and sheer obstinance. I knew then when it went downstairs that it would never be coming back up in a single piece.
So I hammered, sawed, twisted and tore that old couch apart.
But the thing about the couch is that I had that damn thing for nigh on ten years. Back in 2001, when I used to live beneath an OCD neighbor in the apartment above me, who marched 300 times around the room each night, stepping on the same squeaky floorboard exactly seven times per round, I ended up sleeping on that couch nightly with the TV cranked loudly to drown out the noise.
And they say dust comes from human skin cells. And, it so happens I’m just over 40 years old.
Therefore, I chopped apart a couch with 25% of my life’s skin cells embedded in the thing, and it aggravated my own allergies horribly. In fact, I’m itching just relaying this story to everyone.
The thing that prompted me to destroy my old couch into tiny pieces to bring it upstairs to eventually throw it away is that my boy peed on my couch. He did this mostly because he was too “out of it” due to allergy medication to treat his Pink Eye. Plus, of course, it was time for the old couch to go and get something new. His peeing on my couch was the great impetus to get a new one. Pee-smelling straw to break that camel’s back so-to-speak.
So while we were shopping for a new futon to replace the old couch- (it had to be portable down a spiral staircase to the basement) we encountered some interlocking theater chairs that were also recliners. Those new chairs are glorious, so no need to worry about replacing a couch with a “folding couch.” And they are small enough that the delivery folk should be able to bring them downstairs without any difficulty.
And this brings the whole story around to the picture above. While shopping for furniture there was a Giant’s chair. We stuck our boy on it and asked him to say “Pink Eye!” and he laughed and said it as I snapped the shot much to Jess’ protests that I shouldn’t announce his discomfort so loudly.
I wanted to read Atlas Shrugged before I saw the movie. I got more than halfway through before I dared go to the theater to see the first installment of the movie. The movie was pretty good- for a made for TV movie. Cinematically, it was only okay. The acting was wooden, the editing needed work- but just about all of the main points of this great morality play made it into the movie.
I loved how they were able to modernize the film and adapt it to today’s political climate. There are so many things going on these days in which the government is taxing and regulating businesses to death, including trying to make it illegal for businesses to move from one state to the other.
There were gasps of outrage from some of those in the theater and cynical laughter from others as they watched the prophetic scenes of cheating and looting bureaucrats and cronies as they gouged the material wealth away from thinking people. I hope they finish the series of movies, because this is a great story that deserves to be told again and again. I saw this video earlier and I guffawed.
End Game of All Cult Leaders: Declare Yourself as God- James Ray Declared it Before Baking Hippies to Death
A witness in the James Ray manslaughter trial, the owner of the retreat property, who had the presence of mind to stay out of the sweat lodge death trap created by a white flim flam artist, testified that she overheard James Ray declaring himself to be the “Alpha and Omega,” and “I am God,” just before stupid hippies dropped dead from heat stroke.
From CNN here:
The owner of a retreat center testified at the manslaughter trial of self-help author James Ray Tuesday that she heard him tell participants of an ill-fated sweat lodge ceremony that he was God.
Ray is accused of manslaughter in the deaths of three people at his October 2009 “Spiritual Warrior” retreat in the desert. At least 15 others who took part in the ceremony became ill. More than 40 other people were uninjured.
Amayra Hamilton and her husband Michael own the Angel Valley Retreat Center where the lodge was located.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am God,” Hamilton recalled Ray said at the start of the ceremony. She testified she sat outside the sweat lodge and overheard him speak.
The ceremony consisted of eight rounds, with each round lasting 10 to 15 minutes. While they were not prevented from leaving, participants have said they were told to wait until the breaks between rounds.
Prosecutors have argued that the lodge — made of willow trees and branches, and covered with tarpaulins and blankets — was heated to a perilously high temperature, causing the participants to suffer dehydration and heatstroke.
The event participants paid up to $10,000 to seek “new areas of consciousness” at the retreat, according to testimony. Many had attended previous James Ray International seminars.
I don’t know if Hamilton is trying to pin all of the liability on James Ray or not. After all, the deaths took place on her property, and I think she had some responsibility and some of the blame for the deaths. You don’t run retarded “sweat lodges” for spiritually bereft white people and collect lots of cash doing so without taking some responsibility for the activity that occurs on your property.
But this goes to prove what I had been saying for over a year now. James Ray was not a mere “motivational speaker.” He was a cult leader who used brainwashing to substitute himself as God in the eyes of athiest hippies to rob them of their money and ultimately, some of their lives too.
Brent Whitehouse is a gay man and an insurance salesman. On Easter Sunday at 11:30 at night, he discovered his barn ablaze with 8 horses inside. As the owner of the barn, he was somehow unable to open the barn door and free his horses. But lucky for him, anti-gay slurs were still visible on the sides of the barn, propelling him to national headlines as the latest sufferer of a hate crime. And because he is gay, his sense of reproduction is totally destroyed, so he compares killing horses to killing babies. And his barn was heavily insured so he will collect money any day now.
From the NYDailyNews here:
Eight horses – one just a week old and another ready to give birth – died in a raging barn fire in Ohio that lawmen think was set because of hatred for gays.
Brent Whitehouse of McConnelsville said an orange glow outside his home on Easter night drew him to the horror.
“I ran out there, but the doors of my barn wouldn’t open and suddenly, flames were shooting up through the roof. That barn was gone in five minutes,” he told the Zanesville Times Recorder.
The flames were so hot a tractor inside the barn melted.
Still visible on the remains of the gutted barn’s walls Tuesday were spray-painted epithets such as “fags are freaks” and “burn in hell.”
Because Whitehouse is gay and fire marshals determined the blaze was arson, the scrawlings were enough for authorities to launch an investigation into whether a hate crime had been committed.
The value of the horses was said to be in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“I just don’t understand someone wanting to kill innocent animals. It’s like killing a child,” said Whitehouse.
I have documented so many times on this blog about self-loathing people faking hate crimes against themselves that is is cliche’ at this point. But I suspect that Brent Whitehouse set his own barn on fire and wrote those words on his own barn. He could collect the insurance money, be celebrated as the victim of a hate crime, get his name in every newspaper and get his own class of people some new rights above and beyond what normal people enjoy. Win, win, win, win, so long as he’s not caught.
I will believe this is a hate crime when Police and the Fire Marshall eliminate the number one suspect as the culprit- Brent Whitehouse. Barn fires that destroy the roof of a barn in 5 minutes were likely started inside the barn. I bet police will find that Mr. Whitehouse has a sudden financial need, recently purchased spray paint, and may also have recently suffered an emotional trauma such as a breakup, and this arson of his barn is his desperate cry for attention.
This is a great video which encourages people to think and act like leftists when faced with the brutality that defines the entire religion of Islam. It boils down to two rules: Give up your freedom and pretend that Muslims are a lower life form incapable of acting of their own.
I love the Coexist bumper sticker reference, which proves that anyone that puts one on their car is anti-free speech and probably swishy.
The Playstation online network is still down due to a massive security breach that exposed or lost player account information including credit card and addresses of network users.
So Playstation is urging everyone to get a free credit report and place a fraud flag on their credit accounts. And they admit they still don’t know how it happened or how extensive the breach is.
From their blog here:
We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. These malicious actions have also had an impact on your ability to enjoy the services provided by PlayStation Network and Qriocity including online gaming and online access to music, movies, sports and TV shows.
We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week.
We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:
Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.
We believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.
So that looks like the complete pwnage of their entire user database. They admit they don’t know how it happened, but yet they have some kind of idea on how to completely rebuild their network to make it more secure- which in a way is to admit that it was built insecurely in the first place. And if they know it was weak in the first place, and they went about their business collecting personally identifiable information and storing it insecurely on servers, I think they may be open to some LOLsuits.
Reason 5 to HomeSchool: Gay 2nd Grade Teacher Won’t Try to Sodomize 13 Year Old Boys at Other Schools on a School Night
Meet your typical Homosexual Grade School Teacher. This one is named Aaron J Turner. When he is not teaching second graders, he is hooking up with children via Craigslist. He turned up at one schoolyard in a neighboring town after dark to meet a Dad who was turning out his 13 year old son for tricks, because this is what depraved homosexual men do with their spare time. Turns out the cops were waiting for him.
From ABC6 here:
A police department’s online sex sting nabbed an elementary school teacher trying to meet a father and his young son for sex.
Officers from the Edison Police Department arrested Aaron J. Turner on Saturday. They say an undercover police officer posted a request at CraigsList.com posing as a father with a 13-year-old boy looking for sex with another person.
Turner, a second-grade teacher at Johnsville Elementary, responded to the ad. Turner met the undercover officer at Edison School, where he was arrested.
Turner works as a teacher in the North Moor School District.
Teachers aren’t the only ones depraved in Ohio. From MansfieldNewsJournal here:
Meanwhile, a Bucyrus man was also arrested in the same Internet sex sting.
Dave Staats, 23, who is unemployed, responded to the listing the same night it was posted — along with nearly 200 other people, Sting Detective Meyer said. “I actually had so many responses that night that I had to verify my email account,” Meyer said.
Most homosexual men are gay because they themselves were victims of sexual assault at a young age, and they often seek to recreate that trauma in their own lives and to inflict it on others. I’m going to guess that Turner was preyed upon by a teacher, which is why he chose his profession. He may not have attacked 2nd graders, but once he moved up the teaching scale to Junior High School, he would have the pick of the crop to slobber over and assault.
Thanks to Trench at CraigsCrimeList for this sick reminder that some teachers choose their jobs in order to inflict lasting harm on children.
And even the freaky-deaky animators in Taiwan (the good China!) can see that coming.
Love how she is drunk-driving Herbie to the Women’s clinic.
Obama’s single mother, who chased exotic men around the world, dressed her kid as a pirate. And here I didn’t even know they celebrated Halloween in Indonesia. Lord knows he’s busy plunderin’ America today.
In an upcoming ish of bird cage liner from the New York Times, the rag asks Why She Went? My guess would be the answer for most single Moms: Stripper Poles were abundant.
Meet Tom Gordon, Jr. He’s a TSA agent who enjoyed patting down little kids at airports has now been suspended as a TSA officer. Why? He was busted uploading child pornography to his Facebook account. Mind you, I have been lectured by TSA agents that they are highly trained and are smart, just like this guy pictured below who makes a whopping salary comparable to two burger flippers at McDonald’s.
Yep, Ol’ Gropey McForehead above who can’t even find deodorant or a razor in his own medicine cabinet, much less with an XRay machine of your luggage, is authorized to touch your kid at an airport. But not anymore. From Philly.com here:
A passenger screener at Philadelphia International Airport is facing charges that he distributed more than 100 images of child pornography via Facebook.
Thomas Gordon Jr. of Philadelphia, who routinely searched airline passengers, uploaded explicit pictures of young girls to an Internet site on which he also posted a photograph of himself in his TSA uniform.
Homeland Security agents arrested the TSA officer March 24, and he is being held without bail.
Citing privacy rules, TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis would not say if Gordon has been suspended from his job, but noted that he had been in federal custody since his arrest.
“We can assure the public that he is no longer working at the airport,” Davis said.
Gordon had uploaded five explicit photographs of young girls onto the web site Photobucket. Gordon’s Photobucket account also included a picture of him wearing his blue TSA uniform.
Gordon used at least six Facebook accounts and employed multiple names “to upload and store images of sexual exploitation of minor children.”
Authorities also seized from Gordon an HP laptop and a four-gigabyte flash drive that they say contained more than 600 images or movies containing child pornography, according to court filings.
The TSA can’t even screen their own employees and they are in charge of screening US?? And this guy is clearly stupid, and a slob to boot.
A dude who dresses full time as a woman went to a Baltimore McDonald’s to pee in the women’s room. When he came out two black girls beat him so much that he went into convulsions. Shocking video here. The entire five minute attack was caught on cellphone camera by a black McDonald’s employee named Vernon Hackett. One McDonald’s employee only gave a feeble attempt to intervene in the violence. The employee filming even urged the assailants to flee rather than be caught by police. Now the Baltimore police might bring hate crime charges, not because what looked like a white girl was beaten by two black assailants, but because the victim wants to cut off his own penis, which makes him a “protected class” of American citizen.
From the NYDailyNews here:
The transgender victim of a brutal beat-down at a Maryland McDonald’s broke her silence to call the attack a “hate crime.”
The 22-year-old said she entered the McDonald’s in Rosedale, a suburb of Baltimore, to use the bathroom on April 18. When she came out, she claims one of the women who attacked her accused her of trying to talk to “her man.”
“The other girl came up and spit in my face,” Polis said in a video interview posted on the Baltimore Sun website. “They started ripping my hair, throwing me on the floor, kicking me in my face.”
The online video captures the brutal assault. It also shows a McDonald’s employee coming to Polis’ aid, but the women eventually set upon their victim again.
One of the women can be seen dragging Polis across the restaurant to the front door while the other kicks her several times, the video shows. An elderly woman also tries to intervene, but is shoved away by one of the women.
Polis suffered a seizure as a result of the attack. She also had several cuts and bruises.
A man continues to capture the assault on video, never once attempting to help, but instead can be heard laughing several times during the footage. Other McDonald’s employees are seen in the video standing nearby as the fight ensues.
“I knew they were taping me; I told the guy to stop,” Polis said. “They all just sat there and watched.”
The man who captured the video was 22-year-old McDonald’s employee, Vernon Hackett, the Baltimore Sun reported. He was since been fired.
Police have arrested two unidentified teenagers – one 14 the other 18 – for the assault. Baltimore authorities have yet to determine if they will consider the attack a hate crime.
I bet “Chrissy” wishes he had been a little more manly at that moment.
My own experiences in Baltimore leave me completely unsurprised at the ferocity of an assault like this. I took my family to the Power Plant to visit the Children’s museum there and the day was ruined by a horrible visit to the McDonalds next door. The restaurant is filthy, staffed by lazy wretches and my wife was assaulted in a bathroom by what was likely a criminally insane homeless woman. Baltimore is quickly turning into the next Detroit because of their liberal government and high crime rate. I wouldn’t care, except it is pretty close to my home.
One of my all time best scores came tonight due to this amazing second shot on the 17th hole, scoring a double eagle. I finished minus 18 on 18 holes.
While I was in Australia doing my own wine tasting, my wife was home introducing her girlfriends to the magic of Virginia wine. We each dreaded tasting great wine without the other. Our first chance to do wine tasting together this year was at Quattro Gooma’s.
And we loved it.
Quattro Goomba’s is one of the newest wineries on the Loudon Wine trail and they don’t grow their own fruit. They started as a cellar operation for fun, by purchasing fruit from around the world to make some custom wine, and they grew to a wonderful operation that attracts visitors from around the region.
A great thing about Virginia Wine is that you get to experience wonderful local fruit and the fantastic wines it creates. The bad thing about Virginia Wine is that you are largely limited to Virginia produced fruit which is somewhat limited. Sure you get some fantastic local varietals you just can’t get anywhere else, like the Norton, but on the flip side, you don’t get to experience Chilean grapes or Napa grapes. At Quattro Goomba’s, you can do both. And they are one of the few wineries that serve Sangria.
Jess and I watched cartney play in the rolling hills of green on a beautiful spring day while we enjoyed a bottle of Californian Chardonnay that is simply out of reach for Virginians. It was fun and a great way to spend a Saturday Afternoon.
It was after 6 PM and if the kid slept much longer he wouldn’t be any good for bedtime. As it turns out he wasn’t, and ended up staying up playing in his room way too late. But his food was getting cold and he just wasn’t tolerating being woken up. So Jess and i started to sing one of his favorite songs. Hilarity ensued.
This is a music video for the Howlin’ For You video and it is so geeky its pretty bizarre. Chicks, cars, western wear, sword fights, and of course the Black Keys too. And there is a serious “WTF You Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis?!” moment in here too.