Saturday, April 01, 2006
This guy's a freaking riot. So he also lied about the location of mountains in the background. That mountain is not, contrary to Mr. Kaloogian's website, Mount Ararat, where Noah's Ark is said to have landed after the flood. That photograph wasn't taken in Armenia, at all. It was taken in Mr. Kaloogian's home state of California.
Apparently, the geographically challenged Republican was trying to ingratiate himself to the Christian right. How better to do it that to show him standing right where Noah's Ark ran aground? But that would mean that Mr. Kaloogian would actually have to go to Armenia. And I guess that would be a little too much work.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Aaaahhhhhh, Cynthia McKinney, the only person that can stand between me and a straight-ticket Democratic ballot, is at it again. Wednesday, as Rep. McKinney was enterring the Capitol, she was not immediately recognized by Capitol Police. An officer asked her to stop and went after her. Most people would have simply stopped and showed credentials to the officer, who was, after all, simply trying to do his job.
But not our Cynthia. She turns around and plants one on the guy (a punch, not a kiss). Now she's probably going to be arrested.
Official sources are not commenting, but word on the street is that both Texas Tech and IU have now short-listed her as a potential mens' basketball coach.
Edit: Do people even think about what they're saying anymore? From the story:
Steven McGhee of Atlanta said McKinney "damaged herself" in the incident, but he's not counting her out. "She lost her composure," he said. "But she will probably bounce back. I would vote for her, because she is a fighter."
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Tortblog, and seemingly everybody else, has already mused on fallen-from-grace former White House advisor Claude Allen, who was arrested for trying to defraud Target and Hecht's, a D.C.-area department store. But, in terms of sheer snarkiness, I like this op-ed piece in the Salt Lake Tribune:
Getting a reported few thousand dollars worth of refunds fraudulently at small-ticket stores such as Target and Hecht's is downright anticlimactic, especially for a black man who had enough personal wealth and White House in-crowd connections to swing something much bigger -- real estate fraud, dummy offshore companies. The possibilities were endless.
The fact that some of these quotes are on the list makes me think that the author had a three-page minimum, but some of them are gems. In anticipation of Apple Computer's 30th Birthday, Wired put together a list of Steve Jobs' "best quotes ever." "Best quotes ever?" How old are these people? Anyway, read them here.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Chrysler is set to introduce the 2007 Aspen this summer. The SUV is based on the Durango and will feature V-8 power and a host of luxe features. What I don't get, though, is why DCX thinks the world needs another $40,000 SUV. They're already loading the nearly new Jeep Commander with incentives, and the Commander has a 101-day inventory on hand (the Ford Escape Hybrid's turnover is 36 days). I guess I don't understand why automakers think they're going to regain territory with these types of vehicles, especially when the Japanese are eating their lunch on normal, passenger cars.