Saturday Links/Open Thread

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
  • So there’s gotta’ be a great story behind this…
  • Filipino troops capture MILF island. Jack Donaghy unavailable for comment.
  • Great photos of a Russian station in Antarctica.
  • You left a bit of spittle on your headline there, Mr. U.S. News editor.
  • Via Reddit, passive aggressive WiFi naming. I wonder which of the neighbors they’re referring to. “Giraffes” would be funny. “Carol Channing” would be terrifying.
  • Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) says liberal media bias is a greater threat than terrorism. I suppose a charitable interpretation of this would be that the GOP has finally stopped over-hyping the threat of terror attacks. Somehow, I don’t think that’s what he meant.
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  • 24 Responses to “Saturday Links/Open Thread”

    1. #1 |  JS | 

      You know, I’m against imperialist aggression and war and everything but if we were to capture places like MILF island I think that might be ok?

    2. #2 |  Bob | 

      I don’t know what’s more disturbing, the Chimp barfing on the wall, or the guy’s plumber’s crack. That just ain’t right!

    3. #3 |  KBCraig | 

      I hope he’s not hearing Carol Channing having sex.

    4. #4 |  Nando | 

      My WiFi is Sexy Midgets, for what that’s worth.

    5. #5 |  Brandon Bowers | 

      “George Bush is a great man and a great president.”
      “Why? What’s he done?”
      “He…He’s protecting us from the terrorists!”

      “Barack Obama is a great man and a great president.”
      “Why? What’s he done?”
      “He…He’s going to close Guantanamo Bay and end the Iraq War! Eventually!”

      What’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats again?

    6. #6 |  Tsu Dho Nihm | 

      What’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats again?

      The words are spelled differently.

    7. #7 |  MacK | 

      My WiFi is Mack’s House of Pain, and I am waiting for the day the neighbours come over, and say they can hear me having sex. I will stick my chest, and gloatingly say “ALRIGHT”.

    8. #8 |  Rightshu | 

      When I moved into my new apartment, the cable guys hadn’t gotten around to activating my internet access yet, so I started looking for a local public node I could connect to just to get my fix.

      The first open SSID I could find was “HotButteryBoner”. I decided not to grab it.

    9. #9 |  myReport » Odd photo of the week | 

      [...] Man comforts young, semi-clothed, vomiting orangutan [...]

    10. #10 |  James D | 

      Hmm, Obama is spending more in his first 120 days than Bush did during his whole term, to say nothing about all the other creepy socialist things he is doing … and the media still has their lips firmly on his ass ….. I think the representative might be right.

    11. #11 |  Elliot | 

      You left a bit of spittle on your headline there, Mr. U.S. News editor.

      When I pulled up that article, the title is Obama’s Flip-Flops for the Public Good. Call me obtuse, but I don’t get the “spittle” comment. I could think of a number of ways to interpret it.

      *scratching head*

    12. #12 |  Andrew Williams | 

      #6 |

      Wanted to plus you 1 for your comment and your name, but could only do 1. Clever handle, though.

    13. #13 |  Andrew Williams | 

      Yeah, and I don’t get the whole spittle thing, either. Explain, please, Radley.

    14. #14 |  freedomfan | 

      Count me among the perplexed by the “spittle” comment.

      While the term “flip-flop” is slightly pejorative, for the most part, the article takes an Obama apologist approach. The basic theme seems to be, “Obama is continuing many of the policies for which he and his supporters criticized W. Bush, but it’s okay because Obama got to those policy positions by being ‘flexible’ and appraising the public interest whereas Bush got there by being ‘stubborn’ and pursuing partisan advantage.”

      The silly thing is that another author could have written an article about how Bush was too flexible and changed his positions (steel tariffs, socialized medicare drugs, TARP and auto bailouts, etc.) and how his supporters re-elected and continued to back him because he was a soulless political hack, just like Obama responding to the needs of the country.

      I know the media (and public, I suppose) is obsessed with personality-driven stories as a proxy for real news and issue analysis, but bad policies are bad policies regardless of how they came about. I’m not actually concerned about Obama avoiding serous criticism because of his image as a compassionate genius or Bush remaining unpopular as an ideological moron. I am concerned about what they are having my government do, in my name, using my taxes. This idea that the value of a turd floating in the toilet should be determined by considering whose ass produced it is 1) a poor way to determine value and 2) will likely delay the much-needed flushing.

    15. #15 |  freedomfan | 

      Apparently, the old strikeout tag doesn’t work here. That was supposed to be

      The silly thing is that another author could have written an article about how Bush was too flexible and changed his positions (steel tariffs, socialized medicare drugs, TARP and auto bailouts, etc.) and how his supporters re-elected and continued to back him because he was a soulless political hack, just like Obama responding to the needs of the country.

    16. #16 |  Boyd Durkin | 

      I had dreamt of such an island, but these are the MILFs of nightmares.

    17. #17 |  Boyd Durkin | 

      I’m not saying Balko was saying this, but I’d have written it “You left a bit of Obama’s man-protein on your lips there, Mr. U.S. News editor.”

      I am not very delicate.

    18. #18 |  anarch | 

      Residual spittle on a person’s lips is the detritus of an apoplectic anger. In this instance, the headline-writer is imputed with apoplectic anger because his passionate credulity in the President’s promises to execute Statist ideals has been frustrated.

    19. #19 |  Eric H | 

      I was wardriving a while back and while turning around in a church parking lot discovered that the strongest signal, including the church signal, was something like Nasty_XXX_Nates. I’m sure it was done out of spite.

    20. #20 |  billy-jay | 

      @8:

      Who wouldn’t want to grab a HotButteryBoner?

    21. #21 |  Odd photo of the week | dv8-designs | 

      [...] Man comforts young, semi-clothed, vomiting orangutan [...]

    22. #22 |  BruceH | 

      Caption for photo: “I know you loved her, but now do you see that drinking doesn’t make the pain go away?”

    23. #23 |  Curmudgeon | 

      “You left a bit of spittle on your headline there, Mr. U.S. News editor.”

      “Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) says liberal media bias is a greater threat than terrorism. I suppose a charitable interpretation of this would be that the GOP has finally stopped over-hyping the threat of terror attacks. Somehow, I don’t think that’s what he meant.”

      The first link validates Lamar Smith in the second.

    24. #24 |  Filipino Soldiers Storm MILF Island. « The Carbon Fibber | 

      [...] Issac to The Agitator. [...]

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