Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a public service

Ya know, I like when people say "I don't care if you're black or white or red or yellow or green or blue...."

I really do.

Because it means they're not going to say anything intelligent from that point on, so I can just stop listening. 

And that's a really handy out to have.

Monday, January 25, 2010

This post brought to you by...

Dear Taco Bell,

Skinny guys don't get 5 layer beef cheesy burrito things every day. And hot chicks don't work behind the counter.

And that's not even getting into the thought of 89 cent food being mostly scary.

Love, Bradley

Dear Random Insurance Commercial With Bobby Lee Looking Asian Guy:

Damn you for getting Kansas - Point of Know Return stuck in my head.

Love, Bradley

Dear Car Company:

David Bowie's Major Tom is not a really sharp choice as background music. Major Tom's ship malfunctions and it ends up being a one way trip. Might as well call your car the Titanic.

Love, Bradley

Dear Home Security Company:

WTF? Your ads are getting weirder and scarier.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

it must be true, it's in a graph!

funny graphs and charts
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A plea for civility

I don't expect much when it comes to manners and respect in political discourse.   Whenever any candidate, left or right, comes along and says they're going to change the tone in Washington, I'm inclined to pretty much just roll my eyes.  "Reaching across the aisle in a spirit of bipartisanship" is one of those expressions that is just the speaker insulting the intelligence of the listener.

However, one thing I think is NOT beyond the realm of reasonable expectations, and still a point of some severe disappointment.   Is it too much to ask that we not resort to disgusting schoolyard sexual slang as part of the discussion.  I'm referring to the left's recent giggling use of the dismissive term "teabagger" to slander anyone whose only perceived crime might be daring to disagree with their own notions.   For a bit of history on the term, check out http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=teabagger, it's a term whose only origin is a fairly ugly sexual term.

The statements by some on the left that the tea party movement is somehow rooted in a concern with the President's ethnicity are stupid.   The statements that the people who populate these rallies are planted or paid somehow are also stupid.

But assigning and publicly using vulgar, indecent terms to refer to people exercising their right to peaceably assemble isn't stupid ---  it's just rude and uncivilized.   And it adds nothing.

I'll promise never to use an ugly sexual term to refer to public interest groups on the Left.   Let's see if any there will do the same.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

endorsing education

So, apparently Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush are appearing at an event today to talk about, ummm, being pro-education or some such thing.

What's NOT true are the rumors that, when asked about endorsing Crist's senate candidacy, Jeb's response will be "of all the candidates running in this race, Charlie Crist is certainly one of them"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

If you like me, you'll really like me.

http://www.sflaconservative.com/ South Florida Conservative is back up, a retooled site that's neater and cleaner, and has a lot more back-end capability too from what I understand.

I have two new posts up on the blog since the beginning of the year. One on what to read into Obama's poll numbers being off and one on the heresy that is questioning global warming.

Check it out! :)