Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sesame Street for Boomers?

I've read that it was Kate Perry's "cleavage" that was the issue with the Elmo skit being recently pulled NOT her outfit. My question would be "what cleavage?", nice gams but no prizes in the sunshine mountain department.


Sesame Street for adults to be launched next year

Dubbed Next Avenue, it is described by Twin Cities CEO Jim Pagliarini as “a virtual ‘life coach’ for baby boomers”.

In the same way that Sesame Street taught baby boomers their ABCs, Next Avenue aims to teach those same baby boomers now how to handle their lives.

And as a lot of those baby boomers spend a huge amount of their time online, Next Avenue also features a website that carries the same theme and objectives as the TV program.

Pagliarini says it will “challenge them to see the opportunities life holds after 45.”

What the...?

First of all do people actually still watch TV?

Secondly I thought they had already done this back in the 90's.

It was called "Teletubbies"

And as for cleavage...

(Any excuse to post a photo of Jeri Ryan)

Monday, September 27, 2010

How to Lose the Youth

I have long held that irksome overlords like Obama and his crew are not far removed in their thinking from the type of principals, teachers and school staff that kids instantly recognize as evil meddlesome fun wrecking dictators.

President Obama Calls For Longer School Year; More Math & Science Teachers

Local educators react to the President's repeated support for longer school years.

In an interview Monday morning with the Today Show, President Barack Obama talked about how American students go to school about a month less per year than children in other countries.

The president also cited recent international rankings in which the U.S. ranks 25th in math and 21st in science.

Monday, some teachers told KTXS, that they think more time in school could make a difference.

This will not win any points with the kids. Not that they can vote, but I would wager all my Gold Rush Bubblegum that children are the only folk left who have a positive view of the President.

Perhaps less time in school should be spend on eco-enviro-indoctrination bullshit or field trips to the mosque. I was amazed to find when visiting some family that that nephews and nieces where stumped by math homework and seemed completely unaware of the simple tricks we used in pre-calculator days to sort out math problems. It was also clear that they had no notion of their times tables.

So what are they being taught? Collectivist nonsense.

Friday, September 24, 2010


I have fond memories of Sesame street. But that was A LONG TIME AGO. I haven't actually seen it recently although I have been annoyed by the second hand smoke of Elmo, who is to Grover what Scrappy Doo was to Scooby.

Apparently the parents who bubble wrap their kids each morning didn't like the Katey Perry outfit. I sort of like it. I suspect I would have liked it when I was 5 as well. But after the cries of the concerned they pulled the segment.

The real reason this should be pulled is not her ugly dress. It is THE MUSIC. Annoying and contrived with that gaspy breath vocal that is supposed to be from the heart or street or something.

That aside Kate does have nice gams.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Spirit of 76

One image that was en grained in my mind as a kid was "The Spirit of 76". Even though I wasn't even American, this image, the theme and the idea seemed always around in the American media that came across the boarder. Perhaps this was partly do to the Bicentennial but I wonder why I haven't seen more of this used in the current climate.

The "Don't Tread on Me" flag is an obvious choice for the mood of the day but I think the image of regular men throwing off the rule of Kings and claiming their own land free from tyranny is also appropriate. That is what is at stake.

The free world is no longer "free". The West has fallen under the rule of multitude of busy-bodies and meddling do-gooders. These are the same bossy types who as Children we hated having as teachers. Talking down to us, regulating each thing we do and removing any hope for "fun". They must be voted out, and not just on the national level. How many municipalities, cities and counties have been also taken over by these zombies? All intent on making as many rules as possible for every one's own good. It's horrifying to watch, even from this distance.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Religion of Perpetual Violence

While all the big minds of the West were in a state over some guy burning a Koran the usual suspects were looking for more excuses to continue doing what they have been doing for years; persecuting Christians.

Extremist arrested over Indonesia church attack

JAKARTA: Indonesian police detained an Islamic extremist leader on Wednesday over an armed assault on Christian elders which shocked moderates and raised fears for pluralism in the world's most populous Muslim country.

Police said well-known Islamic radical Murhali Barda could face up to 12 years in prison for inciting violence and assault, after a group of men stabbed a Christian elder and bashed a priest on Sunday.

The elder was hospitalised with abdominal injuries and the priest, Luspida Simandjuntak, received minor head wounds when she was beaten with a piece of wood as she tried to help her friend.

The attack came as Simandjuntak was about to hold a service in Bekasi outside Jakarta, where a Protestant church group has faced months of violence and hostility from Muslim vigilantes.

Barda is the Bekasi area chief of a violent vigilante group called the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), which is known for its cosy relations with government officials and its armed attacks on moderates and minorities.

"The FPI's chief is accused of inciting people to do violence against others," Jakarta police spokesman Boy Rafli told AFP, adding that Barda had also been charged under the criminal code related to premeditated assault.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday ordered police to arrest and prosecute the attackers.

The leader of the most populous Muslim-majority nation strongly condemned a US pastor's plans to burn the Koran last week but has been criticised at home for failing to protect minority rights in his own country.

Eighty percent of Indonesia's 240 million people are Muslims.

So 48 MILLION PEOPLE have to put up with this bullshit because they AREN'T Muslim?

This has been going on through out the world for years with out a single word of comdenation from world leaders. Instead we get speach after speach about the religion of peace. If it is a Religion of Peace please it isn't showing many examples. When the minority they demand special treatment, when they are the majority they stiffle anyone else from doing anything counter to Islamic prececpts.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

They Who Can't be Named

Some more thoughts on the current battle between Islam and everyone else. Since the mid 1990s violent extremist Islam has popped up everywhere in the world. Looking to seek Islamic law through both legal and violent means a number of nations have slid into that sphere of influence.

Now the retarded Hippies running Washington are clamping their little hands at the victory of democracy in Turkey. A change in the constitution that empowers the Islamist President to stack the courts in his favor. You can guess what will follow.

So this is how its sits. We invade two countries to remove the evil bastards running them just to end up replacing them with people who either believe the same bullshit that the 9/11 terrorists did or who will make deals with those who do just to save their own skins. Now we've also lost Turkey, and are in the process of losing Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia to the Islamists. And let's not forget about Lebanon. What part of this should we be happy about? None of it.

This will just keep coming at us until someone somewhere stands up and points out the obvious. Unfortunately, like Harry Potter, those with their wits intact are doomed to run around in circles trying to get the "grown ups" to speak the name of the enemy.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 Thoughts

Today of course is the day everyone remembers, as well they should. Islamic Terrorists killed over 3000 people in the name of their imaginary friend Allah. What I am still amazed by all these years later is how completely surprised people in North America were by this attack. No one in South East Asia was surprised by it and no one had any doubt "who" was behind it. The reason being was most of the world, from Africa to Asia had been under attack by Bin Laden's pals since the mid 1990s.

On New Years Eve 2000 the Islamics set off bombs through out Metro Manila's elevated train system killing and wounding many. The entire previous year had been one terror attack after another. But who in the west cared? They were only killing Philippinos. Nothing worth the evening news unless a western tourist or expat gets killed.

The threat of radical Islam was off the radar somehow. Even after the bombings in Africa and the USS Cole. I remember thinking while watching the news coverage of the USS Cole bombing that it was just a matter of time before they'd blow up something IN AMERICA.

Many pundits talk about "pre-9/11 thinking" and the dangers there in. That same thinking seems to be back in effect.

As for Koran burning, I agree that reading it makes more sense than burning it so that you know what you are really up against, however as far as those who burn it. Who cares? I don't. For the last decade I've had to hear about Islamics blowing up ancient Budhas, burning down churchs (often with people inside), killing priests, nuns, monks, teachers, local muslims who won't sign up, and so on. Never mind their endless flag burning. Why the hell should I worry about offending THEM? The ones who are jumping around protesting are the same ones who want to impose their bullshit beliefs on everyone. The same fellows who throw acid in the faces of unveiled women in Bangledesh. Or kill their daughters for some silly infranction.

You want to burn a Koran, knock yourself out.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Narrow Casting

With much joy a new "right wing" entertainment Internet channel has arrived. It is called Rightnetwork and is supposedly going to be a place for conservative entertainment. While I do wish them all the best I have to admit that "Conservative Entertainment" sounds too much like "Christian Rock" for my liking. Having spent much of my life being endlessly subjected to Christian Rock by well meaning yet highly annoying family members I am all too familiar with what it is; derivative. For every successful band there will be eventually a Christian version doing a weaker version of what the original did four years prior. Thus I was getting CDs given to me (gee thanks loads) in 1996 of Christian bands that sounded like what Nirvana was doing in 1991. Except they were Christian.

This is the danger of narrow casting. Instead of making conservative entertainment which sounds like PBS' Zoom "made by kids for kids", why not just make good entertainment and put it out there for everyone. Certainly the left stamping its tired old dogma on entertainment hasn't helped its cause. How hard could it be to compete in the free market?

As far as entertainment goes I want to be entertained. NOT preached at. I don't care which side of the political side it comes from.

As for Christian Rock, the only Christian Rock I ever actually enjoyed was Phil Keggy's Glass Harp. The reason being they wrote great songs and Phil Keggy is a great guitarist. Everything else I've been exposed to was never that great as usually I'd heard it done better by someone else before.

I will keep checking out Rightnetwork and see what its like. Perhaps it will entertain me.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Proof of God

The Proof of God is all around you Stephen

Super-Brainiac guy on wheels Stephen Hawking claims that he knows for sure there is NO GOD and God didn't create the universe.

Professor Stephen Hawking says no God created Universe

There is no place for God in theories on the creation of the Universe, the physicist and mathematician Professor Stephen Hawking has said.

He had previously argued that belief in a creator was not incompatible with science - but in a new book The Grand Design, he concludes that the Big Bang was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics.

Well Stephen is certainly entitled to his opinion, as that is all it is. Unless he has some sort of incrediable powers that enable him to safely travel back to the formation of the cosmos, scan the area for signs of deity, then come back to the present day, how can he know for sure? And even if he did that how would be know to believe him?

The only thing more tiring to listen to than a religious zelot badgering on about what ever they think is some supposed proponent of "reason" (aka Atheist) who badgers you endlessly about how can you be so stupid to believe in God.

In any event I hope Stephen takes the time to thank the God he doesn't believe in for being being born when he was, were he was, so that he could have the oppertunity to accomplish all that he has.

Remember we all get to find out the answer about God eventually. You just don't get to tell anyone.

Absolute proof of God! Jeri Ryan!