atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2030: Newsweek shills for Obama, unashamedly.

Let's start with the April 19 cover of Newsweek:

I saw this at the bookstore today and just about laughed my balls off. "The remarkable tale of our economic turnaround," it says.

What economic turnaround?

I mean, was there an economic turnaround I didn't hear about? Did I miss a memo? The last I heard, U6 was 18%, we were losing around 400,000 jobs per week, and the GDP shrank 2% in 2009.

What a crock.

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I understand your ire at Target, but mooning is technically illegal so don't do it.

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Mr. Sparkle! No, wait, that was a Japanese dish soap. (From The Simpsons.)

..."does that sparkle with everyone?" No no, South Park. I wonder how many more jokes I can make about the name of this drug. Something about Edward Cullen...?

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ObamaCare may cause a Constitutional crisis before it's all said and done. Well, the federal government has to be reined in before it takes over just about goddamned everything.

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Just so you know, "alot" isn't actually a word. That is some mighty fine satire, there.

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Gays heckle Obama over "don't ask don't tell". It's funny to watch the video (Breda embeds it here) because you can tell Obama's really pissed off that he, of all people! is being heckled.

And the thing that makes it so much funnier is that it's people from his own side.

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In To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, Academy City has wind turbines all over the place.

They don't make noise, though. (To be fair, the ones in Academy City turn too slowly to be generating much electricity, and the wrong way to boot.)

Here's a hint to those of you who think wind power is "green": no one wants windmills nearby. They don't want them nearby because they're noisy as fucking hell.

I'd rather live on property bordering a nuclear power plant than property bordering a wind farm.

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Sarah Palin asks, "Mr. President, is a strong America a problem?" It certainly is for blame-America-first, America-hating liberals like our sitting President.

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I sincerely hope this is the best the left can manage. Incompetent agents provocateur are a godsend.

Best line: "So — after all is said and done, the only person with a violent message at the San Francisco Tea Party was…a left-wing anarchist."

Surprising? Not even remotely.

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Today Mom had an eye appointment; I hit the bookstore and picked up Niven and Pournelle's Escape From Hell, and basically I read it at one sitting. (Interrupted only by the drive home from the doctor's office.)

It's a pretty good story, for one that's set in hell. It's a sequel to their 1976 book Inferno, which was also pretty good for a story set entirely in hell. I mean, these books are not exactly a laugh a minute, if you get my drift. But they're good.

...there are more than 17 volumes of the Lovely Complex manga. Borders had vol 17 and no others, so I skipped it. I picked up volumes 4&5 of the Haruhi manga, and vols 1&2 of Yotsuba. The latter is by Kiyohiko Azuma, who gave us Azumanga Daioh, so it'll be good. (Yotsuba is reportedly a fan favorite. We'll see how I like it.)

I'm going to have to order the first few volumes of Lovely Complex, though, and get started on that.

I think I've given up on Suzuka and Ichigo 100%. The latter ought to be a lot more entertaining than it is, considering; I don't know why I don't like it as much as I think I should. It's a harem comedy, a fairly realistic one (if indeed one can consider a sentence which inludes "harem comedy" and "realistic" to be semantically valid) and I like the characters. For some reason, the story just doesn't grab me all that well.

My loss of interest in Suzuka, on the other hand, is relatively easy to diagnose: I don't like the eponymous character. The main character is likable enough; the supporting cast is pretty good. Still, if you want to slap the female lead across the face every time she opens her mouth, it does not make for a pleasant reading experience.

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I did not go to the doctor on Monday. No: my cough is still annoying but it has improved. I feel better. Mainly now I am plagued with a dry cough, when I am trying to sleep, but cough syrup takes care of it.

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So there's another phishing scam e-mail in my spam box. Selected quotes which lead me to believe this is not actually from AT&T:
We have reinvented AT&T and SBC GLOBAL . We are seizing this opportunity tell you will would be terminating all unused accounts due to the congestion on our servers. You will have to confirm if your E-mail is still active. To securely confirm your personal information please click on the link bellow to activate your account: , or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons, this applies to all domain powered by AT&T.

Account owner that refuses to update his or her account before two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

This is an AT&T upgrading email.
At least this one's copyright date is 2010. Jesus.

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