Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's A Very Simple Question, Nancy

At a press conference celebrating the anniversary of Roe v Wade, a reporter asked Nancy Pelosi a very simple question (See here and here):  Is an unborn child after 20 weeks of pregnancy a human being or not? . She refused to answer the question, and instead rambled on about women's reproductive rights, and her opposition to a bill before the House that would place any conditions on abortions. When she finished, he asked the question again, and Ms Pelosi again refused to answer it. 

Some possible reasons she would refuse to answer the question are: 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Metaphor of the Day

I will admit that I never really got the whole Andy Kaufman thing. I think I was born about five years too late for it to make a whole lot of sense, as I suspect that the context of the times had a lot to do with the humor.

Well, you know what they say, history is cyclical. The quote I hear most often is "History repeats itself," but I think Mark Twain said it better, when he said (and I'm paraphrasing here, because I'm too lazy to do a 5 second Google search) that history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes.

Well, we're back, apparently, to a time when Andy Kaufman makes sense, in the context of the times. Today, I would like to present to you: Andy Kaufman channeling Barack Obama.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hugs, Not Thugs

While President Obama may have less than cordial relations with many foreign allies — not to mention leaders in his own party — on his visit to India, he did receive a warm welcome from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

[AFP photo]

Note the security detail standing by with watchful eyes, prepared to wrestle at least one of them to the ground.

But it seems PM Modi isn’t so reluctant to share the love.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Multiverse Hypothesis

I love Sixty Symbols. It's just my sort of thing. I actually understand some of it...say 3 or 4 symbols. But what I like about it is the professors at Nottingham University, who aren't afraid of just telling it like it is, or in some cases just telling it like they think it is. It's Science! at it's best.

You've probably heard of the Multiverse Hypothesis. In movies, such as that one with Vin Diesel that made no sense whatsoever. Or the occasional Star Trek, etc episode.

What Multiverse Hypothesis is, is an explanation of why the universe we currently live in (the only one we know and can observe) seems so "fine tuned" to allow life to exist. That "fine tuned" thing is far far more relevant than you can possibly imagine. It is so fine tuned, that atoms wouldn't even exist if things weren't basically perfect.

Not Funny, But a Good Quote of the Day...

Seriously, this isn't a funny thing, but it felt important enough to share (via AoSHQ). I've long been searching for a way to elucidate my feelings about libertarianism and conservatism and this seems to do  it far better than I ever could:

The reason that Conservatism is "pro-family" is because no ideology can ultimately be defined in purely negative terms. It is not enough to say that we oppose big government, because to oppose anything is necessarily to advocate whatever must exist in it's place. In this case that  is not simply "the individual".  American economist Milton Friedman once said   "We tend to talk about an individualist society, but it really isn't, it's a family society. And the greatest incentives of all, the incentives that have really driven people on, have largely been  the incentives of family." No free society has ever existed that was constituted primarily of individuals pursuing their own interests as isolated individuals It is stable, successful families, and communities of families, that make a free society possible.  The only real world alternative to a society built upon the state, is a society built upon the family.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Alive & Kicking!

OK Nukers, I suspect some of you have been wondering "Where the BLEEP has Hunter been all this time???", and if you haven't been wondering that, please don't tell me - I don't think my ego could handle the blow.

I can't put my absence entirely down to laziness, forgetfulness, and general all-around irresponsibility, as that only explains about 95% of the story. The other 5%, however, requires you to break out the tiny violins best used for ridiculous sob stories told by whiners.  So grab your violins (I'll wait), and rest assured I've got my life-helmet on and will try to keep the whining to a minimum.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Obama Makes Some Changes

The left makes up stuff as they go along.  They routinely come up with whatever suits their current view of things, and reality doesn't come into it.  If they can do it, so can I.  The difference is, when I do it I know it's fiction.  Sometimes fiction can be based on reality, the trick is knowing the difference.  The left seems to have a problem with this.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Confusion

All right, I am REALLY confused right now, after last night.

I am a lifelong Cleveland Browns/Indians/Cavs fan, and have started following Ohio State football and basketball over the last few years.

So, what, exactly, happened last night?

There's this feeling of happiness and joy, where I was expecting dismal disappointment and emotional emptiness.

Is this normal?

I'm confused.

:)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

No Haram, No Foul


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"Smoking Ruins And Crying Widows"

In 2012 President Obama said "the future must not belong to those who insult the prophet of Islam."  Like it or not, until something changes, he has the power to define that future.  As always, his priorities have more to do with the accommodation and appeasement of those who are causing the problem, and less to do with America's interests.  Policy is being made by him, and by people who think like him.  They want us to accept this kind of thinking.  It explains, among other things, why we are leaving Afghanistan with no resolution, at the cost of 2,144 American lives, 73% of which occured since Obama took office.

The future has arrived, and the question is whether we will remain free men or whether we will be on our knees at the mercy of a global caliphate.  Apparently the latter is an acceptable choice to leftists, just so long as we are nice to each other.  People who think like this don't deserve to live in a free society.  If we allow it to continue, none of us will. 

Classic Nuke: Redisplay of Controversial Photo Sparks Riots, Vandalism

This was first posted over two years ago, but in light of recent events, I thought it deserved a resurrection (pun maybe intended).

In fact, considering the AP just pulled sales of this photo, I think it;s more prescient than ever, if I do say so myself (which I do!). Perhap it's time Christian started acting like spoiled four-year-olds at the slightest provocation, real or  imagined. What could it hurt, except liberal feelings?

[Trigger Warning: This is SATIRE. If you have no sense of humor you will not like this. If you hink it is disrespectful, you might consider  who the actual target of that disrespect is.]

NEW YORK, NY (NPN) - After nearly a quarter century, the photo "Piss Christ" by Andres Serrano is still a source of controversy among fundamentalist Christians. The artwork, which is once again on display in Manhattan, has sparked rioting in cities around the world, as well as vandalism, including an attempt on  the photo itself. 

In Manhattan streets, rioters made their way from the gallery on West 57th Street to Turtle Bay, where they stood in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, waving signs and burning the flag of the United Nations. "Death to Azerbaijan!" shouted one protestor, while others called for the beheading of nonbelievers.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bait, Click, Repeat

Harvey at IMAO notes that Time Inc. reporters are being pressured to drive more traffic to their website, or they can expect the same fate as a bikini-clad, Koran-smoked bacon salesman pole dancing in a mosque in Kabul.

I’ve come up with a few headlines to get them started:


“You Won't Believe Which Irrelevant, Random Entity We Chose as Person of the Year!”

“70 Signs That Your News Magazine Jumped the Shark in the 1970s”

“These Reporters Were Forced to Write Increasingly Outrageous Sensationalistic Crap to Get More Suckers to Read Their Insipid Articles. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next!”

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hammer Time


Breaking News from Washington!

[Trigger Warning: The following news is shocking...SHOCKING I TELL YOU!!...and not for those not stout of heart. It may cause fainting in women and girlymen. ]


The Republican establishment in the House of Representatives has held fast and reelected John Boehner as Speaker.


I know, stunning, right?


In equally astounding news, there is a strong likelihood that the sun will rise tomorrow morning.


And in the east, no less.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Vampires and Hobbits and Marmots! Oh My!

This may be a beat down on a horse that is dead to most rational people, according to surveys, but the topic is still a convenient red herring beneath the beetling brows of those who are always in need of a fresh supply of squirrels.  

This graph, usually represented as a pie chart, depicts the gaseous composition of the Earth’s atmosphere — excluding, of course, the voluminous, toxic emanations from certain officials and other progressive entities who believe it is necessary to micromanage the populace.

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Virtually unnoticeable at the end of the graph is a tiny red line, which represents the actual proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere: 400 parts per million, or .04 percent.

According to the fine folks noted in the previous paragraphs of this piece, the supposed overwhelming consensus of those who are paid to contemplate the climate is that the width of that one-pixel-wide red line is not just one component affecting the Earth’s climate, but that humans’ contribution to it is the most critical factor, and it must be mitigated or eliminated.

When it was first measured at Mauna Loa in 1958, the CO2 concentration was 317 ppm. This means in the past half century or so, the red line in the above graph has widened by ...

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mystery Graph

Submit your guess as to what is depicted in this graph.

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Winners (and everyone else) will soon receive ... an explanation in a subsequent post.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Cause And Effect, A Hard One For Liberals

Liberals are a little weak on the concept of Cause and Effect.  In their minds, cops cause crime, guns cause shootings, unborn babies cause abortions, and capitalism causes oppression, which causes poverty, which causes hopelessness, which causes street gangs, random shootings, drug use, looting, and general stupidity.

In the case of "climate change" it works something like this:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Resolutions for the New Year

It's actually been two years since I last posted my resolutions here, so I thought that before I try for some new ones, it might be fun to go back and see what sort of success (or lack thereof) I had in keeping the ones I made.


The first was to try to spend less time comparing liberals to Nazis, since this devalues the comparison through overuse. I think I did fairly well at this over the past couple years I can only think of a dozen or three instances where I used the comparison. Validly, of course.


Second, I resolved to spend less time comparing democRat leaders to Hitler, especially since their fatalities number more along the lines of Stalin and Mao. I believe I used the Stalin comparison a number of times, and not so much the Hitler, but when you consider that over 50% of black pregnancies end in abortion, you can see that they are working toward a genocide that would have made Hitler envious: Even Hitler couldn't convince the Jewish people to eradicate themselves! And better yet, they've convinced them that it's their Human Right!


Ah well, third. I resolved to lose weight. I DID lose weight in 2013, 50 pounds. But I found it all again in 2014. Oh, well, there's always 2015...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Movie Note: Another Threefer

So, I had the opportunity to see three new movies over the past week, and thought I would share some thoughts on them.

The first I saw was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. I have to admit not recalling this from the book, but according to Wikipedia, it is actually in the book. My faulty memory ends with the slaying of Smaug. I guess I just blocked the battle entirely.

Anyway, this is the least of the six Middle Earth movies. It's mostly the battle, which last approximately forever, and sort of sets up the Lord of the Rings movies, which I think we can all agree, are truly superior. Basically, it starts with Smaug, goes into a bunch of talking about how Thorin is going mad with greed or power or both, then ends with the battle. Not a whole lot of blood, not a whole lot of character development, and [spoiler alert] some of the characters get killed.

If you haven't seen the first two, this one won't make any sense. If you have, it will make slightly more.

My (now) eight-year-old son really enjoyed it, though, so that counts for something.

Oh, and we saw it in 3d, in IMAX, at the 48 frames per second rate. It was visually amazing. The high frame rate gives the whole thing the look of a stage production; almost as though you were watching it occur live. It's a bit disorienting at first, but I quickly became used to it. And he didn't say anything at all.

The next movie I saw was Into the Woods.