Archive for the 'BADNARIK ’08' Category


As usual, my enthusiasm to bring these to you hot off the image chip in the ol’ cameraroo was dampened by Internet HOG Thundermuffin. Also, I was trying to save cam battery so was being swiftily, doo dah diftily.

Put your mouse on it to cough up details- but beware, your mouse might fall prey to the Apex predator of seemingly harmless wildlifes!!!

To continue, after the Pointer Sisters Kriss Kross…


Random Randroid Brings The Quality

Nobody can turn the corporate-sandbag machine genius on quite like the Random Randroid.

I pass on this post at Deltoid about Conservative Think Tank Heritage Heartland Institute massaging climate data to their own devices.

Note Tim Lambert’s image below on the cherry picking of data:

In e-mail I tell RR how sad I think it is. He agrees:

Even the cherry-picking is half-ass – I would have gone the extra mile and said that from Sep ’89 to Mar ’09 – in less than two decades – artic [sic] ice more than doubled. Then I would have said – where’s the global warming, *ssholes? Maybe it’s time to start talking global cooling again.

I then pass on to him an e-mail, with subject “Libertarians are Morons, Example X”, with this link, which contains an argument that taxation in the face of a giant asteroid (BRIT HUME’S HEAD???) is a no go. (thank you, LGM).

That is fascinating stuff. It reminds me of the old joke about what the New York Times headline would be in such a case: “Asteroid to Destroy Earth; Women, Minorities to be Hit Especially Hard”

I support the solution of allowing impact – the asteroid does have the right to travel freely, after all – then calling out the military to shoot the looters on sight.

I’m just kidding – actually, I support no solution. Libertarianism is designed for human socieities [sic] living in the real world, and admittedly does not stand up well to these insane hypothetical situations. The whole discussion shows the thorough triumph of libertarianism. The enemies of freedom have been so thoroughly vanquished in the intellectual sphere that they are reduced to objecting to the philosophy based on Big Asteroid. “oooh, the libertarians don’t have a Plan for when the sky turns green. Don’t vote for them!”

You might consider this a Poe moment. He’s that good.


I’m Matthew Yglesias. I’ve said something terrible. Not difficult. BUT, since my MY commenting system is annoying, you can’t change your handle for hilarious ripostes. You can use this thread. I will start.


Random Randroid can do jazz hands with his toes.

My Freedom to Go the Speed Limit

Was curtailed by a Ron Paul bumper besticked Volkswagen pulling out directly in front of me, as if I were invisible, and I wondered about the net freedom resulting. Do we consider the sacred right of way, or is this right not recognized as we were both driving on the fascist blacktop of government tyranny, the public highway strip?

Under the Government Jackheel

Mandatory seat belt laws coupled with Ron Paul Book’s lack of, I was going to say spine, but that would be wrong, lack of impetus shall we say reveal a sadly curtailed freedom and a lack of hurtling through windshields as the Big Texas Cinnamon Bun in the sky intended. The tyrannical death tax and Government regulation, both in helmet laws and in the illegality of organ sales, are the only things preventing Ron Paul Book from doing circus tricks on a motorbike, for wealth creation and retention within the Paul family. Also lack of hands, organs, heirs. The market weeps.




“Caught ‘hanging’ out at a rest stop”


“No comment”

Ja Kogelo Wa!

In Kogelo, Kenya:

Shouts of ‘Ja Kogelo Wa!’ (Man from Kogelo) and ‘Obama Biro, yawne yoo’ (Obama is coming clear the way), rent the air. […] Mama Sarah said, “I could fall down with excitement at the airport when I will be invited to see him being sworn-in, this dream has come true.”

For those sick of all this celebrating, you can check out how this guy is feeling. Thinly veiled white supremacist? Or just someone who got the Fox News satellite implants? It’s probably worth noting that according to this exit poll, American whites elected McCain. (Way to go artificially-defined-group-of-people-who-have-the-same-skin-color-I-do!)

While my reasons will no doubt be different, it is probably inevitable that my own complaints about Obama will surface soon enough. For the moment though, jokers like that just give me more appreciation of kids like this:

The McCain-Palin Campaign

…is so misleading, they formed “Future Misleaders of America Club” with Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Indicator Light.

Your deal.


I imagine our delightful future where the golden trickle down falls first to the little people, hired to man the tiny submarines through wargames, sea pirate chess matches, and mock naval disasters which allow simultaneous use of the twin helicopters, second the golden trickle trickles further as we wrap ourselves in human dim sum to feed the gaping appetites of the new ultrarich! I love the meritocracy, and I love how wealth grows itself through golden trickles! Thank you supply siders!