Nancy Pelosi: Increased Oil Drilling “Is A Hoax”…I love how Pelosi tries to pin rising gas prices on Republican policies. Especially in light of this graphic:

Because increasing supply apparently does nothing to mitigate costs.

Which is going to shock the hell out of some Economics 101 teachers.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday shut the door on expanding oil and gas drilling beyond areas that have already been approved for energy exploration, drawing a clear distinction from her counterparts in charge of the Senate.

“This call for drilling in areas that are protected is a hoax, it’s an absolute hoax on the part of the Republicans and this administration” Pelosi said at her weekly press conference. “It’s a decoy to punt your attention away from the fact that their policies have produced $4-a-gallon gasoline.”

Say Anything Blog/Pajamas Media

Texas County Official Sees Race in Term ‘Black Hole’

DALLAS — What do “black hole,” “angel food cake,” and “devil’s food cake” have in common?

They’re all racist terms, says a Dallas County, Texas, official.

A county commissioners’ meeting this week over traffic tickets turned into a tense discussion over race when one commissioner said the county’s collections office was like a certain astronomical phenomenon.

“It sounds like Central Collections has become a black hole,” Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said during the Monday meeting.

One black official demanded an apology, and Commissioner John Wiley Price, who also is black, said that type of language is unacceptable.

At the meeting, Mayfield said he intended his comments to be taken in the context of the scientific meaning, and became upset that he was being misunderstood.

Fox News. From the ridiculous to the sublime

You really have brought a lot to the table, M/M Barack Hussein Obama.

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Cow Methane Collected in Global-Warming Study

by 1.618

Your onepointsixoneeight for the day : Ladies Camping Block.

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Pennsylvania Democrats charged with stealing public funds…:).

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state lawmaker, a former legislative leader and 10 other people connected to the state House Democratic caucus were charged Thursday over allegations that millions of taxpayer dollars were illegally siphoned to underwrite political campaigns.
Pennsylvania prosecutors filed the theft, conflict of interest and conspiracy charges after grand jurors found that legislative employees got taxpayer-funded bonuses for doing campaign work; state computers and equipment were commandeered for political campaigning; and public contracts were issued for partisan purposes. Some of the bonuses issued in 2005 and 2006 were well over $20,000.

“It’s a very sad day in Pennsylvania,” Attorney General Tom Corbett said in announcing the charges.

Corbett, a Republican and potential 2010 gubernatorial candidate, said more charges are expected. He declined to say whether the investigation has uncovered evidence of similar illegal acts within the House Republican, Senate Republican or Senate Democratic caucuses.

Politicians SUCK….Breitbart

Photo of Launched Iranian Missiles Appears to Have Been Digitally Altered

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Forgetting The Important News

This is NSFA (the A being “anytime”)

Click if you’re game.

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Tortita….couldn’t pass this one up, for some reason (look closely)…LOL.

What you usually name as Tortilla. It’s not a tortilla at all, it’s a TORTITA. Used in food wrapping, Mexican food especially.

Urban Dictionary

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Urban Dictionary, word of the day…self helpless.

The condition of somebody that is unable to deal with life, usually found sitting around a neglected apartment with bad hair and bad outfit.

Usage Example:
I saw Kenny at our high school reunion, he’s still living with his parents and saving up for a Camaro …totally self helpless.

Urban Dictionary

Court: Wisconsin Law Bans Sex With the Dead, Charges Against Three Men Reinstated

The decision brings Wisconsin’s law in line with more than 20 other states who prohibit necrophilia or the abuse of a corpse, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. California joined that group in 2004 after prosecutors said they couldn’t bring charges in some cases without an official ban.

Fox News/ with pictures of the THREE LOSERS

I thought WE had 50 States (57, if you believe Obama)…Define “more than 20 other states”, please? Why aren’t the others in the 21st Century? Is Transylvan Pennsylvannia, one of the “more than”?

As Yakov Smirnoff (Ukrainian SSR comedian) says…“America: What a country!” (pronounced Contry with his accent)

Welcome to the 21st Century, Wisconsin.

It had to happen

Senate Passes Bush Eavesdropping Bill

In a perfect world, such invasion into people’s privacy shouldn’t happen. But then we had 911 and the rest is history. Sabir confirmed this right here.

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And you thought Bush was unpopular

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Visitor snapshot, 10 July 2008

Just for fun, here’s where our visitors are coming from today, 10 July.  What, no Antarcticans?

When Art Sexualises Children

In Australia lately, there’s been an ongoing and still not resolved debate over “art”, and whether taking photographs of nude children and publishing them is acceptable. The debate has had a great deal of emotion injected into it, and some players in the debate have lost sight of what’s truly at the heart of the matter.

The child involved in this chapter of the debate is named Olympia. Five years ago, when she was six years old, her artist mother had her get naked and took photos of her, in poses which are classically known as being soft-pornography poses. This month, the photos (which are not great artistically I’ll mention) appeared in the government-subsidised magazine Art Monthly Australia. Not only did they appear inside the magazine, one of the photos was used as the front cover shot.

The publishing of the photo has been endorsed by Olympia herself, but I must say, her discussion with the media was, on the whole, rather unconvincing. It came across as though she had been coached in what she said, and her father clearly bought his clothing from the Pretty Atrociously Clothed Organisation. It also seemed to me that Olympia was unsure of what to say, and seemed to need to rely on her father to make sure she was saying the right thing. Her father is, coincidentally, an Arts critic for the Age, and completely supports the photographs and publication of them. That attitude slightly creeps me out, considering the essay he once wrote about photographs taken of Olympia.

In my opinion taking nude photos of a child is fine, as long as they don’t leave the family photo album. Lord knows, I have and I’m sure we all have nude snaps of our kids, but they rarely get taken past the first few years. Stripping your child off at the age of six and having them pose in a sexual fashion and subsequently printing them in a national magazine, as a form of protesting the criticism directed at Bill Henson, the artist who took nude, provocative photos of a 13 year old girl and publicly displayed them at an art gallery, seems just plain wrong to me.

On one hand, there’s certainly scumbags in the community who would use the images to pleasure themselves sexually, and having such photos available so easily under the guise of “art” is not properly protecting children. But that’s not the part of this situation that most irks me, although it’s certainly a concern. What gets to me the most is the manipulation of the child to be willing to display herself, naked, in a national magazine. The child is now 11, and as such, has the mental capabilities of an 11 year old. An 11 year old female, and she’s getting one of the best things that an 11 year old can get: the entire country knows who she is. She’s famous, albeit for all the wrong reasons.

Olympia can’t possibly understand the full ramifications of her appearance in nude photos in Art Monthly Australia. She can’t possibly understand about the potential for paedophiles to access photos of her naked and use them for their sexual gratification. She also can’t fully comprehend that now that these images are in the public domain, they’re never going to leave it. When she’s 40, colleagues at work would be able to find them. Hell, when she’s 90, they’ll still be around. I hope she’s got the courage and guts to be able to handle the criticism she’s receiving, and the, ahem, reactions of other kids at school when school resumes next Monday.

There’s also an excellent discussion of this over at The Subjects of Interest.

UPDATE: To see the images themselves, uncensored, they’re on this website. I refuse to host them here.

And so you can see what I mean about the attire:

UPDATE II: Andrew Bolt examines Robert Nelson’s (the father) response to one of Bolt’s blog items. Bolt doesn’t pull his punches and isn’t afraid to tell what he’s really thinking. Thanks for the link Spot.

UPDATE III: Andrew Bolt delivers an excellent column, a more edited version of the discussion in Update II.

Home movies.

Here you go, guys.

Reality Check,Part 1, and Part 2.

Just something I got up to with one of my crews last year. I had the easy job. 🙂

Enjoy the next 15 min.

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Guide to Pink Dots for Observer of Wodonga

How to place a pink dot into a BBCoded blog (such as Bolt’s):  Cut and paste the coding below for a bright pink dot:


Or the coding below for a bubblegum-coloured pink dot:


The [size] tag makes the bullet (dot) bigger; the [color] tag gives the colour; the [b] tag makes it bold; then comes the text you want to format (a bullet in this case); then you “close” all of the tags with the forward-slashes.  Easy-peasy.

(A propos Andrew Bolt’s column “Strike Me Pink”)

Strike Me Pink

Strike Me Pink

Limbaugh quotes Bolt on “Climate Delusion”

From the Herald Sun:

A TOP-rating US radio host and political commentator has joined the Herald Sun‘s Andrew Bolt in lamenting the “global climate change delusion”.

Rush Limbaugh, an influential voice in US conservative circles through his nationally-syndicated radio talk show, today quoted Bolt‘s recent column on climate change entitled ‘Doomed to a fatal delusion’.

After quoting the article at length, Limbaugh echoed Bolt’s sentiments, criticising “fraudulent polar bear pictures”, and quoting graphs and charts that claim temperatures have fallen and Arctic ice has remained constant.

Limbaugh has been credited with reviving AM radio in the United States through his radio show, and was described by Ronald Reagan as “the number one voice for conservatism in our country”.

. . .

Hear Limbaugh let rip. On warming and on Kevin Rude. Transcript included. More from Bolt.

Of course this is not the first time one of Andrew Bolt’s columns has captured the attention of American talk-radio guys.  Neal Boortz discussed his column on global warming and other assorted predicted catastrophes, “Welcome to my nightmare,” and Limbaugh discussed another one of Bolt’s other columns back in July ’07 as well (transcript).

Well worth a look & a listen.


UPDATE: Now Australian talk-radio guy Darryn Hinch has now announced that he has “joined the ‘Andrew Bolt School’ of climate change” (audio).  Who’ll be next to distance themselves from the Catastrophic Man Made Global Warming Hysteria Mob, I wonder.

UPDATE #2: And as reader The Dean of Doonside in comments points out to a Bolt detractor, Limbaugh’s listenership (approx 20 million) is about the same as the entire population of Australia – not to mention that he has just signed a nice new $400 million deal.

UPDATE #3: Bolt is also quoted extensively in a piece on a US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works site.


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