Young Conservatives hoisted on their own Retard! UPDATE:

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Now can we say “so long” to the non-journalist slime that is James O’Keefe?

UPDATE: O’Keefe prank partner tries to defend themselves in this Esquire piece:

ESQ: People are accusing you of misogyny and worse. What did you hope to achieve?

[Ben Wetmore]: It was humor. There was a joke to it — James isn’t a lothario of sexual conquest at all. It was going to be awkward, not sexually aggressive. It was meant to be outlandish and ridiculous. When you dissect and sterilize a joke, it’s not funny anymore — when you read the transcript of an SNL skit, you’re not going to laugh, but you do when it’s performed. It seems one way in print, but the video would’ve looked very different….

Uh, The reason why you wouldn’t laugh at a transcript of SNL is because.. well… Ben, SNL has not been very funny in many years.

ESQ: But your work is political. Was there an ideological point to this? Are you trying to be a Daily Show of the right?

BW: It was a comment on CNN’s methods — how they get stories versus how those stories turn out….

That makes absolutely no sense. How exactly is luring a female reporter under false pretenses onto a boat filled with dildos and a dildo   “commentary”… Oh, I get it…  No, wait, no I don’t.

…In the grander scheme, the overall story that’s unfolding is somewhat ironic. And there isn’t an antecedent we’re trying to replicate. James is doing his own thing. … I may give him some ideas from time to time, but he’s his own man and mind.

Guys, learn to quit while you’re ahead!… Or, in this case, less behind.

A Very Sad Story.

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A closeted gay student at Rutgers committed suicide after his dorm-mate secretly video’d him having sex and broadcasting it live over the web. This brings back some of the pains of my own struggles against myself. It wasn’t until I was out of college that I could even utter the words “I’m gay” out loud. And even then, it felt strange to say it. I can remember more than once resiting the urge to look over my shoulder to see who might have overheard. Some of the comments posted below the story makes me want to puke. And you wonder why many young gay people still find it so gut-wrenchingly difficult to accept who they are and what they feel.

Makes this project all the more important.

PS. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s response to this hits all the right notes. God, I hope this guy is as genuine as he appears.

Super Man Crush Gone Helter-Skelter?

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Well, this is a bazaar story. A Michigan assistant attorney general, Andrew Shirvell, is stalking a gay student at University of Michigan for…. ???????? You try and figure it out!

Just watch.

When watching the “Christian” Shirvell, if your gay-dar needle doesn’t whip around and break the glass out of the casing, you need to have that thing repaired! And yes, why isn’t this guy fired? (hint, boss is also a devout “Christian”)

PS. Shirvell’s boss’s last name is Cox!

Hat Tip: Sully.

RIP, Tony Curtis.

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He wasn’t Sparticus. but he was close.

If a political debate happens in a forest, and no one bothers to pay attention, does it make a sound? UPDATE,

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OK, it wasn’t a forest… but it might as well have been. Did anyone else know the two California Gubernatorial candidates were going to have a debate last night at UC Davis???

Me neither!

I drive around a lot and listen to my fair share of talk radio. I didn’t hear any promotion of it before the event, and I haven’t seen any headlines about it afterward. It’s not on MSNBC’s website. I don’t see it on Drudge. Instapundit hasn’t mentioned it, nor has Althouse, or Sully. Even Gay Patriot is a no-show. I had to google it to find any reports of it at all.

Come On People!

We are the most populous state  in the union…. WE’RE FREAKING CALIFORNIA!!!!!!

Are we so screwed up that no one even cares anymore?

UPDATE:  OK,  the debate didn’t generate any interest at all…  But this will! And the disgruntled housekeeper is being represented by media whore Gloria Allred.  Has she ever actually won a case? There’s the Scott Peterson thing, but, come on, even I could have won that!

To Steal From Glen Reynolds….

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New method discovered to more efficiently convert heat to electrical energy… using quantum mechanics! Faster Please!!!… Or, since it’s quantum…. Slower Please???

Climategate Blacklist In Action?

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A few months ago, there was a peer reviewed paper that many skeptics felt was a precursor to blacklisting climate scientists who didn’t tow the warmist doom-and-gloom party line. Criticisms are aired here, here, and most notably here, which explains why Climate expert Dr. Rodger Pielke Sr should not even be on the “skeptic” side of the list. He believes in man-made global warming, but splits with the crowd on exact causes (thinks that land use contributes more that is recognized) and  what the repercussions might be (thinks the consensus is somewhat exaggerated toward the negative, ignoring the possible positive results). Well, we may very well have seen the fruits of that paper come to fruition. From Dr Pieilke’s web site yesterday:

I was invited by Nature magazine to write a Letter in response to the September Exeter meeting, and have been working with a member of their staff on edits over the past two weeks.

This morning, I received the startling e-mail below from Nature’s Chief Commissioning Editor. Quite frankly, the only way I can interpret this behavior is as an example of the continued bias in Nature’s reporting of climate issues. Their statement that “We have now reflected on the matter, and on some information from attendees at the meeting in question” is a remarkable admission.

Here’s the actual letter:

Dear Professor Pielke,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write to Nature, upon request. And for the revisions you’ve made, again at our request.

We have now reflected on the matter, and on some information from attendees at the meeting in question. We have, I’m afraid concluded that we cannot offer publication on this occasion. We feel that there are too many nuances to this situation to be properly communicated by a short item (or items) on our letters page.

We will however continue to track the evolving story for news or leaders, as appropriate.

We apologise for having taken up your time in this way.


Sara Abdulla
Chief Commissioning Editor
Opinion [incl Correspondence and Books & Arts]


“We have now reflected on the matter, and on some information from attendees at the meeting in question. We have, I’m afraid concluded that we cannot offer publication on this occasion.”

Hmm. I wonder, which side of the list do you think these attendees might have been on?

Things That Make You Go “Hmm”

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In researching the previous post, I found out something I did not know had a mane actually has a name, and, thinking back to the incident it’s based on,  it’s a quite appropriate name too! There is something called “The Streisand Effect“, and I can prove that it’s real!!!!
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Oh… Hooray… A New Conspiracy! UPDATE

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The old ones were getting dreadfully boring and stale!

The internet kill switch and Obama’s mad mad grab for even more power!!!

Some of the debunking of the “internet kill switch” is done here. There more. I’ll post it if need be.

Is the advent of the information age also the birth of the conspiracy theory age???? Granted, there have always been one or another conspiracy theory floating about, but has there ever been this many? Alex Jones and Glen Beck thrive on them!

UPDATE: Here is better sourced “Internet kill switch” debunking.

A Little History – The Telephone, B.C. (before cell-phone)

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I’m going to show this when I’m teaching kids about the growth of technology and how life was different for us when we were kids.

And that replaced this!