Monday, March 28, 2011

JUDGMENT DAY IS COMING . . . (but we're not prepared to talk about it)

A billboard sign in my city has been saddled with the sad and stupid message "Judgment Day is Coming May 21, 2011."

No, it's not. You know it. I know it.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Web Designer and the Cop

When I'm not fighting for truth and justice on this blog, I am an ordinary, workaday Web designer.

On a daily basis, dealing with clients, I'm asked to violate the basic tenets of Web site: Links to pages that say "Coming Soon" or "Under Construction"; pages that look like eye charts due to the multitude of different sized text, differing fonts and even differing colors to emphasize various bits of information; linking to multiple pages -- usually a jazzy Flash piece -- when best practices dictates I should just link to the end page.

Putting the "Mind" in "Minden" one white supremacist at a time

From "MINDEN, Ont. — A private Canada Day weekend party in Minden, Ont., with the theme 'White Village to White Village' is being unfairly portrayed as a white supremacist gathering, its organizer says."

White supremacists get such a bad wrap.

They go to all the trouble of living life as several different races, trying it out as a black person, Asian, Native Canadian, maybe even Indian. Then, when they tabulate their experiences, and decide that life as a caucasian person was preferable, everyone gets all pissy and judgmental.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Seek the truth and the truth will set you free"

In our post-fact, Fox News world, "truth" is not only relative, it's virtually irrelevant in some quarters.

The photo posted here is demonstrably fake.

It's purported to show an immigration rally in Arizona and to reveal the true feelings of illegal immigrants in America.

The truth of the matter is, this photo wasn't even taken in Arizona, but in Los Angeles.

As to the incendiary message on this marcher's sign -- it is fake.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dude, where'd you get that sign?

Who would be crazy enough to carry a sign like that in Joe Arpaio's Arizona?

No one, apparently.

This photo is a fake.

What gives Stephen Harper the strength to face the day?

One malty bowl of Tar Sands Cereal gives prime minister Stephen Harper all the nutrients he needs to face another day as the untrusted leader of a minority conservative government.

Most people couldn't get out of bed with that awaiting them, but Stephen Harper can.

Sure, his faith in Jesus plays a small role, but it's the earthy, fossilized taste of Tar Sands Cereal that really gets his motor running!

Bring out the Tarzan in you with Tar Sands Cereal!

That's what makes the Harper Government the jungle cat of the House of Commons!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

Dr. Toshiro Yakashuma -- the father of the Japanese nuclear power program -- seen in this file photo from the 1950s, posing with the first iteration of a Japanese nuclear power plant.

Known as "The Smiling Nuclear Power Plant," the robot-sized prototype, itself, was never a viable source of nuclear energy, but the research that went into it proved invaluable, later, in the creation of the Japanese nuclear power industry.

The Smiling Nuclear Power Plant was, however, a hit with school children across Japan when it was taken on subsequent PR road trips to promote the Japanese nuclear power program.

In 1983, The Smiling Nuclear Power Plant was found to have been leaking plutonium the entire time it was in public relations use.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Newt Gingrich in danger of becoming a pedophile

From "In a wide-ranging C-SPAN interview in September 2010, Newt Gingrich reflected:
'There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate...'"
If Gingrinch's pulsating patriotism while Speaker of the House was so blindingly intense that is caused to commit adultery, the rigors of running for president will surely drive him into the depths of pedophilia.

It's interesting that the more fervent Gingrinch's patriotism, the more odious his actions become.

When he wins the presidency (with Sarah Palin as his Iago VP), Gingrich will probably celebrate the moment by dropping down onto his hip and licking his own ass like a dog.

So great is his patriotism!

It's your turn to be heard!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Yes, you can polish a turd -- the bible gets a make over

From Yahoo! News: "Nearly 50 scholars from all faiths and a committee of Roman Catholic bishops have labored since 1994 over the first fresh edition of the New American Bible since 1970, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said."

​Available starting on Ash Wednesday, this update "is . . . a new way to look at an old love," says Mary Sperry, an oversees Bible licensing facilitator. "We really believe this will reinvigorate religious belief among our young people!"

As the updated Jesus would say, "Oh, it so will!"

Some of the updates bible readers can look forward to include:

One more letter to the CRTC about UBB

To the CRTC regarding Notice #: 2011-77 – Call for comments – Review of billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access services File number: 8661-C12-201102350
I vehemently oppose usage-billing billing with regard to accessing the Internet in Canada.

The CRTC has failed Canadians on this issue.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

BREAKING: America's fake, corporate news being outpaced by real news

From Business Insider: "Hillary Clinton Says Al Jazeera Is Putting American Media To Shame"
[Clinton] says a major reason the State Department needs money is because "we are in an information war and we are losing that war."

Clinton said private media is not good enough to handle the job: "Our private media cannot fill that gap.
. . .

"Al Jazeera is winning."
Doesn't Hillary Clinton know that news is a "loss leader"?

Shortage of Priests Forces Catholic Church to Make Hard Choices

The population of Catholic priests has been declining precipitously for decades.

At the current rate of priests dying, leaving the priesthood or going to jail for crimes of sexual abuse, against the dwindling number of men entering the priesthood, it is estimated that by 2050 half the churches in the western world will not have their own parish priests.

To combat this looming prospect, Pope Benedict announced today that the Catholic church would begin accepting atheists for ordination.