Archive for December, 2007


Posted in Humor, Politics, Society on December 20th, 2007

Some people cannot seem to learn and apparently Al Gore is one of them. This would be even more funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.

Al Gore sues Time Magazine for recount of 2007 man of the Year election

Courtesy of Indianapolis Star – Gary Varvel – December 19, 2007

Apparently former Vice President Al Gore has filed numerous lawsuits against Time magazine, alleging a series of voting irregularities they maintain deprived Gore of Time’s “Person of the Year” Award. It has been announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin received the 2007 award, with Gore finishing second. Al Gore is in court once again demanding a recount.

“Mr. Gore has won an Emmy and an Oscar for his important work, not to mention a Nobel Peace Prize,” said a spokesman for the Vice President. “They don’t even have an Oscar ceremony in Russia. Who ever sees Russian films anyway?”

One of Gore’s suits accuses certain unnamed Time employees of denying others the right to vote when it was determined they were leaning toward Gore. Another suit claims the “Person of the Year” voting process is far too complicated to be understood by, to quote the lawsuit, “a bunch of journalists.” Gore’s lawyers are calling for a recount of the ballots in question.

One close advisor, requesting anonymity, claimed, “Putin is just the kind of civil-rights-trampling dictator the GOP loves to see in power. It would be interesting to sit down with those who voted and find out just how many have been subjected to Guantanamo-like coercion. Republicans knew Bush wouldn’t win, so this was the next best thing.”


This post is taken from from Pat Sajak’s satire of a possible reaction by Al Gore to Vladimir Putin winning the 2007 “Person of the Year” award.

Float Of Shame

Posted in 2008 Olympics on December 19th, 2007

To what should be the everlasting shame of the US and of Pasadena, CA in particular, the Tournament of Roses Parade has chosen to include a float from the communist regime in Beijing. A Chinese Olympic float will be included in the 2008 Rose Parade, despite China’s ongoing human rights violations and willful environmental devastation. This will be a propaganda coup on par with Hitler’s 1936 Olympics.

For three months, the Visual Artists Guild, Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, Caltech Falun Gong Club, Conscience Foundation, China Ministries International, LA Friends of Tibet, Justice for American Victims in China, Jews Against Genocide, New York Coalition for Darfur and many other human rights groups and volunteers have been trying to convince the City of Pasadena, CA to do the right thing and oppose a Beijing Olympics Float of Shame. This humanitarian initiative has been a failure.

To further show that the City of Pasadena, CA is in the pocket of the evil old men in Beijing, Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian on Tuesday, December 18th, rejected a proposal by critics of China to precede the Tournament of Roses parade with a human-rights march down Colorado Boulevard. This human-rights march would have been a 100-person marching band and a Human Rights Torch Relay about two hours before the parade. It had been approved by the Tournament of Roses planning committee.

Mr. Melekian, how much are the communists in China paying you to sell out our nation’s New Years celebration? How much more money will you ask to commit treason?

H/t to orangehairboy for the source!


Posted in Humor on December 14th, 2007

The canine community, realizing that neither the ASPCA nor PETA could provide proactive protection from thugs like Michael “Sick” Vick, has adopted their own countermeasures to some of the evils and risks of dogfighting:

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moar cute puppy pictures

And remember the Sick Vick Chew Toy makes a perfect training aid for your canine knight in shining armor.

UPDATE: While I’m linking to this image at LOLDogs, the original image is from the website of a professional armorer. His site is PITBULL ARMORY.

Gore Bashes US

Posted in Politics, The Environment on December 14th, 2007

On December 13, 2007, former US Vice-President Al Gore spoke at the UN Climate Conference in Bali. Once again Mr. Gore chose to attack his home country.

I am not an official and I am not bound by diplomatic niceties. So I am going to speak an inconvenient truth: my own country, the United States, is principally responsible for obstructing progress here in Bali

— Al Gore
At the UN Climate Conference

I suppose this is no surprise; Al Gore’s primary shtick is bashing the US. It is sadly also unsurprising that Mr. Gore is once again ignoring some truly inconvenient facts about the usefulness of the Kyoto Protocol:

It would seem reasonable to think that the signatory nations would be doing a better job of curtailing carbon emissions. It would also seem reasonable to think that the US, who won’t even ratify the Kyoto Protocol, would keep emitting CO2 at growth levels much higher than those signatory nations. It would be fallacious to think so.

Data on CO2 emission levels per nation are available from the U.S. Census Bureau. By comparing numbers from 1997 (the year the Kyoto Protocol was agreed upon) and 2004 (the latest year data is available for) we can arrive at the following statistics:

  • Emissions worldwide increased 18.0%.
  • Emissions from signatory nations increased 21.1%.
  • Emissions from non-signatory nations increased 10.0%.
  • Emissions from the United States increased 6.6%.

In point of fact United States’ CO2 emissions grew slower than those of over 75% of the Kyoto Protocol’s signatory nations.The Kyoto Protocol isn’t working – except as a vehicle for Al Gore’s ego.

One possible piece of good news for the world is that the Bali talks were aimed at launching negotiations to replace the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012. Hopefully something will be put into place that works this time. Perhaps the UN could start by stripping China and India of their supposed Emerging Nation statuses and applying the Protocol them as well.

  • Emission increased from China 55%
  • Emission increased from India 27%

Since the fact that these two up and coming commercial and industrial powerhouses wouldn’t be bound by the Kyoto Protocol due to their Emerging Nation status was one of the major reasons for the US’ refusal to ratify the treaty, perhaps that should be the first correction.

Daddy’s Home!

Posted in Humor on December 13th, 2007

A special thanks to Blakkfrogg for this one:

“Hi honey. This is Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?”

“No Daddy. She’s upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Paul.”

After a brief pause Daddy says, “But honey, you haven’t got an Uncle Paul.”

“Oh yes I do, and he’s upstairs in the room with Mommy right now.”

Brief Pause.

“Uh, okay then, this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on the table, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy that Daddy’s car just pulled into the driveway.”

“Okay Daddy, just a minute.”

A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the phone.

“I did it Daddy.”

“And what happened honey?”

“Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around screaming.

Then she tripped over the rug, hit her head on the dresser and now she isn’t moving at all!”

“Oh, my God! What about your Uncle Paul?”

“He jumped out of the bed with no clothes on, too. He was all scared, and he jumped out of the back window and into the swimming pool.But I guess he didn’t know that you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the bottom of the pool, and I think he’s dead.”

***Long Pause***

Then Daddy says, “Swimming pool?” Is this 555-9600?”

OMGs, can you say “Oops!” Then again, justice often takes as winding path…