Morning Links

Monday, February 9th, 2009
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • NASCAR co-founder clones his pooch. More thoughts on dog cloning here.
  • Vandalizing speed cameras is bush-league. This guy shows how to properly stick it to the man.
  • So many things wrong with this story, it’s hard to know where to begin.
  • Obama breaking his pledge to post bills on the Internet for public discussion a full five days before signing them. This seems like a pretty easy promise to keep. So why isn’t he keeping it?
  • Everybody, now: Awwww.
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  • 18 Responses to “Morning Links”

    1. #1 |  Stephen | 

      Funny story about the camera. I’d say the guy got off easy.

      And yes, Awwww… Nice pictures. I like the one with the girl and the white bulldog.

    2. #2 |  Judi | 

      Awwww….

    3. #3 |  av | 

      Shock and awwww?

    4. #4 |  scott in phx | 

      Does anyone really expect King Barry to keep his promises?

    5. #5 |  ceanf | 

      did anyone REALLY expect obama, a shamless politician, to keep his promises? i think everyone here understands that most presidential candidates lie in order to get voted into office. and the dopes and sheeple out there keep voting for them.

    6. #6 |  billy-jay | 

      I wonder how many of those dogs will be wasted by cops.

      I know, I’m a bad person. Not as bad as a cop, though.

    7. #7 |  thomasblair | 

      Obama breaking his pledge to post bills on the Internet for public discussion a full five days before signing them. This seems like a pretty easy promise to keep. So why isn’t he keeping it?

      He only promised to post “non-emergency” bills for a full five days before signing. Expanding children’s health care funding is clearly an “emergency”.

      C’mon people, don’t you know it’s for the children?

    8. #8 |  Boyd Durkin | 

      Still important to track the promises not kept…helpful in arguments down the road.

      By now it is safe to assume that Obama (and most every member of Congress) has been briefed about the imminent (IMHO) collapse of the dollar. Obama sure looked like a doctor telling a patient this next surgery will work (even though he knows there’s really no chance). ALL PONZI SCHEMES FAIL.

      P&P&Z: I guess my Mobey Zombie book (not the musical collaboration) will now look like a rip-off.

      “Call me the undead. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever I NEED WHALE BRAINS!”

    9. #9 |  Marty | 

      about the guantanamo article, I love the quote ‘He told the BBC: “The government is going to have to do some pretty careful explaining about what’s going on.”

      ‘careful explaining’ as opposed to just telling the truth?

      I’m a sucker of kids and dogs pics- I have some of my daughter and our old dog on a float trip that are my favorites. They’re like evidence of the great life we’ve had…

      It’d be great to find a site that had listings of articles about people getting even with traffic cameras- the one posted this morning is classic!

    10. #10 |  Dave Krueger | 

      Regarding the cute dog pictures, the fact the top picture is B&W is just more irrefutable evidence of the superiority of B&W over color.

      Muahahahahahaha! When it comes to interpreting the meaning of the world around us, my mind is like a steel trap.

    11. #11 |  Rock | 

      Obama breaking his pledge to post bills on the Internet for public discussion a full five days before signing them. This seems like a pretty easy promise to keep. So why isn’t he keeping it?

      Because talk is cheap and means NOTHING. The only things that should matter when considering a vote for a politician are some semblance of a track record to PROVE someone’s issue positions and character, and are their actions in line with liberty. I would say Obama fell far short on both accounts, but people are foolhardy and believe empty words.

      Unless and until people are realistic about human nature (we have many centuries worth of provable world history), then we will continue to get what we deserve. However, this assumes that voting matters.

    12. #12 |  Matt D | 

      I would guess his justification is that the bills in question have been getting kicked around Congress for quite a while, so they don’t necessarily count as new legislation.

      I would still prefer that he stick to his word, though.

    13. #13 |  perlhaqr | 

      “The US has threatened to withhold intelligence information if we release to the public view documentation that they held a UK citizen and tortured him. So, we’re not releasing those documents, which detail quite explictly these horrendous actions taken by the US government.”

      or:

      “The US has threatened to withhold ‘intelligence’ information if we tell you about the UK citizen they kidnapped and tortured. Given recent US activity, and the actions we’ve taken based on their information, we actually actually see this as a benefit. Thus…”

    14. #14 |  The Agitator » Blog Archive » Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery. Except When It’s Plagiarism | 

      […] if you’re going to quote me word for word, at least link back here, or note that you’re quoting […]

    15. #15 |  Sydney Carton | 

      You forgot the link about marijuana being linked to testicular cancer….

    16. #16 |  Cynical In CA | 

      “Vandalizing speed cameras is bush-league. This guy shows how to properly stick it to the man.”

      The Polish taxpayers had to pay the electric bill. Sounds a lot like privatizing profits and socializing losses. I guess it’s contagious. I am far more in favor of destroying the cameras, even though the same taxpayer had to pay for them.

      “So many things wrong with this story, it’s hard to know where to begin.”

      Really only one place to begin and end. The State defends itself above all else. Airstrip One is finding out good and hard where it stands in the pecking order.

      “Obama breaking his pledge to post bills on the Internet for public discussion a full five days before signing them. This seems like a pretty easy promise to keep. So why isn’t he keeping it?”

      Are your questions rhetorical, Radley? I sure hope so.

    17. #17 |  freedomfan | 

      From the article about the US threatening to end intelligence sharing with the UK if it divulged (apparently non-sensitive) info on treatment of someone held in Guantánamo Bay:

      […]the judges said lawyers for [foreign secretary] Miliband had told them the threat to withdraw cooperation remained in place under the new administration of President Barack Obama.
      […]
      [Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights group Liberty] said it was “alarming and surprising” that the new US administration maintained the threat against the Foreign Office.

      Currently selling stock in company that produces “HOPE” T-shirts and buying stock in producer of “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” T-shirts.

      Seriously, why did anyone expect him to be different? Because he said he was? Another thread here mentions evidence-based medicine. Maybe we could start with evidence-based politics?

    18. #18 |  Jim Collins | 

      He said what he needed to say to get elected. You really didn’t expect him to follow through, did you?

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