Can I help you? No, we don't sell pesto sausage, but we do have little weenies.

Feb 29, 2008

Patriot "act"

Seen at Rising Hegemon, and stolen from Jabberwonk.com.
Hahahahahahaahahahaha, And if my lying eyes don't deceive me, GHWB not wearing a flag lapel pin. Maybe he's too busy holding hands with an unseen Saudi royal.

Feb 28, 2008

Subtle much?


REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Hillary reveals her latest celebrity endorsement.

I wuz framed!

from Yahoo news
Predictable, non?

Feb 22, 2008

Bush learns a new mantra in Ghana

REUTERS/Jason Reed (GHANA)
"Lemme get this straight, Ah stand on one foot and say, 'Ohwa taprih kayam' ten times fast?"
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'
'Ohwa taprih kayam'

"Ah don't get it"

And it's not PhotoShop


Okay, so the Russians are ahead of us in the man-animal hybrid race.

Here's the real caption:
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks at popular singer Philip Kirkorov after he awarded him with the title of 'National artist of Russia' during a ceremony in Moscow's Kremlin, February 21, 2008.
REUTERS/Pool

Was the host too intimidated to kick him off Russian Idol?

Who'd have thunk it?

An umbrella ain't gonna help in this shitstorm.

The liberal, drive-by media is bringing up McCain's past. How dare they! Hahahahahaha.

McCain seems to have his man parts in the wringer. I'm sure Cindy and her money family are sorely disappointed.

The NYT has opened the floodgates on this one. Now everyone has out their shovels and are digging as fast as they can.

Feb 20, 2008

What did Grover Norquist say about government?

(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

It may be happening to the GOP.

Caption contest

REUTERS/Stringer

All in favor of Mad Dog, raise your hand.

Feb 15, 2008

The gorillas are doing it

missionary style!
from National Geographic (more pictures also)
Gorillas Mate Face-to-Face in First Photos

February 12, 2008—As the female's daughter looks on, two western lowland gorillas in Congo's NouabalĂ©-Ndoki National Park embrace before mating face-to-face, as seen in photos released today.

Lowland gorillas had never before been seen mating face-to-face, and no wild gorilla had ever been photographed using this behavior, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced. The mating style, though, is seen among gorillas in captivity. (Read full story.)

Perhaps just as surprising, the female in these 2005 photographs—Leah, named after Star Wars's Princess Leia—is also the first gorilla to have been seen using a tool in the wild.
I will not even make a comment on Leah's tool using.

Feb 14, 2008

Dog for sale

(Fashion Wire Daily/Grant Lamos IV)
Will eat anything, loves children.

Feb 12, 2008

Bloomberg is wildly underestimating

From Think Progress

Bloomberg: global warming as big a threat as terrorism.

In a speech yesterday to the United Nations, New York City Michael Bloomberg emphasized the threat of global warming and called on America to enact a tax on carbon emissions:

“Terrorists kill people. Weapons of mass destruction have the potential to kill an enormous amount of people,” Mr. Bloomberg told reporters after addressing the U.N. General Assembly, but “global warming in the long term has the potential to kill everybody.” […]

If weapons of mass destruction “get out of the hands of the countries that have them and get into the hands of terrorists, the potential is just mind-boggling,” he added. And while global warming “is a much longer-term thing,” he said, it “has all of the same potentials of destroying the planet that we live on. No scientist knows for sure what’s going to happen, but you don’t want to wait to find out.”


Bloomberg is also skating on thin ice when he says global warming "is a much longer-term thing." Recent studies and analysis are showing that the time line may be shorter than we suspected.

More disturbing climate news

Once again, the IPCC seems to be wrong, unfortunately wrong in the wrong direction. The following article is from Climate Progress.

Greenland Study: Sea level rise could be double IPCC projections

Last year, Nature Geoscience and Science published major articles suggesting that the consensus projection for sea level rise this century was far too low — and could be as high as five feet. Now the Journal of Glaciology joins in with a remarkable analysis, “Intermittent thinning of Jakobshavn Isbræ, West Greenland, since the Little Ice Age.”

The lead author, Beata Csatho from the University of Buffalo explains implications of this work for the traditionally very simplified ice sheet models, such as those used by United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to make projections of sea level rise:
“Ice sheet models usually don’t include all the complexity of ice dynamics that can happen in nature. This research will give ice sheet modelers more precise, more detailed data.

“If current climate models from the IPCC included data from ice dynamics in Greenland, the sea level rise estimated during this century could be twice as high as what they are currently projecting.“
The study “focuses on Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland’s fastest moving glacier and its largest, measuring four miles wide.” It documents the behavior of Jakobshavn Isbrae since the late 1800s by combining “field mapping, remote sensing, satellite imaging and the application of digital techniques in order to glean ‘hidden’ data from historic aerial photographs as many as 60 years after they were taken.” It is a very impressive piece of work. (The photo on the right is from 1944 — click to enlarge.)

For the record, five feet of sea level rise would displace more than 100 million people worldwide — the equivalent of 200 Hurricane Katrinas!
And also for the record, we are looking at a one degree celsius increase, no matter what. That corresponds to 20 feet of sea level rise....

Feb 11, 2008

Hmmmmm?

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

John McCain resorts to desperate measures to appeal to the far right. wing.

(Okay, it's not really Mad Dog, but he does have that jowl-ly thing going on.)
A carnival reveler protects himself as he carries burning wooden sticks as they take part in the traditional Swiss "Chienbaese" celebration in Liestal, near Basel, February 10, 2008.
Your captions are welcome, as always.

Feb 8, 2008

Further Proof

that Chimpy has a serious problem in the brainbone department....



Feb 7, 2008

Mitt makes bedbugs look amazingly sane

Arm Mitten image from http://www.totallyabsurd.com/armmitten.htm
I wonder if it's resistant to dog poop from the roof.

This quote from Raw Story is possibly the biggest pile of BS to be found outside of a feedlot.
"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," Romney said in a speech, excerpts of which were first published by the Associated Press.
Okay, he's suspending his campaign to avoid aiding a surrender to terror. WTF, over? Mitt is in favor of torture, obviously, tortured logic that is. Why can't he have the testicular fortitude to admit that he's just a crappy candidate? Moron.

Feb 5, 2008

There's frozen cheese at the end....

A girl tries to climb a snow-packed wall in a labyrinth at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo in northern Japan February 5, 2008. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

Sapporo is a great place, and snow festival is amazing.

Unclear on the concept

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
"To draw a horizontal line, turn the knob on the right. To draw a vertical line turn the knob on the left."
"Hey, Condi, kin you translate these Etch-a-Sketch directions to Texanese for me?

Feb 4, 2008

A billion here,

A billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money...
Read all about Chimpy's latest idiocy here.

Let's see if I can devise an analogy. I'm in debt up to my fundament, I've spent my savings, and no one likes me anymore, I think I'll write a budget that spends more than I make, and I'll also take a pay cut at work. That should solve everything.

Best superbowl commercial ever

I don't know if my server farm will handle the traffic, so just go here to watch. Read his other stuff, too. He's a smart, funny man.

Feb 1, 2008

Nope, not under there...

Bush looks for the 17,000 jobs that were lost in January 2008. Personally, I'm looking forward to the job that will be lost January 20, 2009.

It's hot, it's dry, and we done it

Photo by me
From Nature News
Human activity is largely to blame for the worsening water shortages in the western United States over the past half-century, a new study shows. The analysis of climate trends that influence the availability of freshwater shows that humans are responsible for 60% of the observed changes.
Go read the whole thing; it's interesting.

Another effect of global warming is more bugs, not just disease-carrying bugs. When I went to Idaho last summer, there were tons of dead trees, killed by bark beetles that weren't killed by cold temperatures in the winter. The dead and dying conifers and dry weather create a forest that is essentially a explosive mixture. The forest fires will only get worse in the next few years (that is, until the fuel is all burned up).

So long, it's been good to know you

REUTERS/Clifford Berryman/National Archives/Handout

A 1915 cartoon highlights the biennial departure of "lame duck" members of Congress departing Capitol Hill after losing their bid for reelection.

I thought this was appropriate considering the drove of rethuglicans who are retiring to spend more time with their vintage collections of naughty pictures and used tea bags.