28 July 2008

How Not To Be A Blogger

Generating Content is a Plus

Sexist patriarchal oppressor Vox Day offers a list of suggestions for women bloggers who want to be taken seriously:
  • 1. Have at least half a brain and demonstrate that it actually functions by not writing egregiously stupid stuff.
  • 2. At least 75 percent of your posts should have nothing to do with you or your life.
  • 3. Don't post a picture or talk about your romantic life, your children or your pets.
  • 4. Don't threaten to quit blogging every time anyone criticizes you.
  • 5. Learn how to defend your positions with facts and logic instead of passive-aggressive parthian shots fired off as you run away.
No. 2 and No. 3 are the real deal-killers for a lot of women. There is a remarkable tendency of (some) women to imagine that other people are interested in their narrow personal concerns. This tendency expresses itself in the phenomenon of gossip, as well as in that unreadable literary genre, the feminist memoir.""

Well I havent done any stats on my blog. It started on the Katrina adventure,
delved into politics and religion, so whats left.
Actually much energy goes onto my gaming blog, regrettably.
but that is actual content.

17 July 2008

Parody of a Parody

Michelle and Barack, discussing whether the potato salad is better than the cole slaw for the upcoming 4th of July Picnic.

15 July 2008

Lo, Prices Every Day

I do not prize the word 'cheap.' It is not a word of hope, nor a word of cheer. It is not a word of inspiration. It is the badge of poverty. The signal of distress. Cheap merchandise means cheap men, cheap men means a cheap country.
Thank you Wal-Mart.

10 July 2008

Draft is Ok, despite 14th Amendment

Personally, I think they’re both wrong. The moral argument against the draft has been well established:

The draft is a form of slavery. There is no way around it. Compelling a person to work for the state is involuntary servitude. ... Conscription is slavery, and if it returns, any arguments over whether America is a free country become obsolete. No nation is free when its government seizes not just the products, but the very means, of labor from its young.

Conscripting young people to do public service is just as much a form of slavery as conscripting them to go and fight in a war.

wrong, the one exception is defence of your home country.

07 July 2008


The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" - the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment - was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

What's now left is the final and complicated push to clean up the remaining radioactive debris at the former Tuwaitha nuclear complex about 12 miles south of Baghdad - using teams that include Iraqi experts recently trained in the Chernobyl fallout zone in Ukraine.

"Everyone is very happy to have this safely out of Iraq," said a senior U.S. official who outlined the nearly three-month operation to The Associated Press.

But Remember, there were no WMD, we went to Iraq for cheap oil.

05 July 2008

Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft

Your Tax Dollars at Work.

Speed Limit Enforcement.

There's a green idea.

Work Work Work

I work both sides of the York and the James.

04 July 2008

People Problems

MANILOSIS (n.): 1. A disease which causes the afflicted person to cite the disagreeing political viewpoints of others, and react to the disagreement by eschewing any juxtaposition between them and himself, perhaps out of the fear that his arguments will be revealed as insubstantial or logically tenuous if challenged.

2. The irrational prognostication that known political disagreements, will everlastingly remain the only matters of discussion, coupled with an equally irrational sensibility that politically-differing individuals cannot be friends.

3. The delusion that showcasing this disease and the suffering from it, is in fact the manifestation of some kind of ethical or philosophical principle.

4. The insistence that political agendas that would, if enacted, by design have profound effects upon the lives of everyone, must be deliberated and refined only in the presence of some.

There is no known cure. There is thought to be some hope for the afflicted, but the patient has to want to change.

I disagree, the cure is consistent winning friendship. Hate and delusion are over come by good deeds and insistence on the positive truth.

01 July 2008

Kool Blawgs

Abject apologies I just woke up to the fact I have not updated this since Hammertime was in the charts... You would not believe that I'd been abducted by aliens. Truly!.

I am going ahead with my tan, the waiting staff, just generally being an embarrassment to the locals, my day is full to overflowing from the second star on the right, straight on to I see my darling's 10000 text messages. I am hoping one day they will call me 'mummy' again. my kids think I don't make sense any more.

I make a solemn vow I will try to remember my blog password more often in future. What? The Piccaninnies say I have to!.