Did Someone Say… Wanker?


Speaking of wankers…

Shamelessly stolen from The Jawa Report.

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Just an observation.


Newsweek correspondent compares covering the Presidential campaign to:   “pleasuring oneself in a hotel room while watching porn.”

Australians might call “pleasuring oneself in a hotel room while watching porn” :  “wanking.”

Therefore, MSM correspondents covering the Presidential campaign are … ?

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For Richard and The Wizard: Stairway to Heaven by Angus Dei


Here’s an old recording of my arrangement of STH I made a couple of years back when I finished arranging it. There’s a couple of rough spots – I’m playing it better these days, so I probably ought to rerecord it – but it gets the idea across nicely.

Arranged, performed, recorded, engineered, and produced by Angus Dei!

Stairway to Heaven – Jimmy Page/Angus Dei

Since I was in HS is the 70’s, this was one of the first things I ever learned. I let it go and didn’t play it for years, and then about four years back I decided to add it back into my set. Like I say, people love this old tunes, even youngsters!

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With sincere apologies to Richard Sharpe


Battery, live in Seoul 2006… Read the rest of this entry »

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…and getting the picks at both the Slayer and Metallica concerts


Rambling Read the rest of this entry »

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Best moment ever


When Phil chucked the mike into crowd as Dimebag played the solo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blame Dminor


He may have moved onto classical but Read the rest of this entry »

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Matchbox Twenty: Angry


Probably my favorite band of the past ten years or so. I used to ride my motorcycle through this twisty pass in northern VA called Thornton Gap. I had a pair of $400.00 insert-earphones for my iPod that cut out almost all external noise, like earplugs. It took about 3:30 to get through the gap with no traffic going so fast I was leaned over and leaving a trail of sparks from getting the bikes hard parts down. This was one of my favorite gap riding tunes. Just the right attitude and the perfect length.

Angus, you’ve inspired me


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For Bingbing: Plush


Classic Stone Temple Pilots.

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Obama Disables Credit Card Security to Enable Fraudulent Contributions


Okay, this is downright outrageous.

“I’ve read recent reports of the Obama campaign receiving donations from dubious names and foreign locales and it got me wondering: How is this possible?

I run a small Internet business and when I process credit cards I’m required to make sure the name on the card exactly matches the name of the customer making the purchase. Also, the purchaser’s address must match that of the cardholders. If these don’t match, then the payment isn’t approved. Period. So how is it possible that the Obama campaign could receive donations from fictional people and places? Well, I decided to do a little experiment. I went to the Obama campaign website and entered the following:

Name: John Galt
Address: 1957 Ayn Rand Lane
City: Galts Gulch
State: CO
Zip: 99999

Then I checked the box next to $15 and entered my actual credit card number and expiration date (it didn’t ask for the 3-didgit code on the back of the card) and it took me to the next page and… “Your donation has been processed. Thank you for your generous gift.”

This simply should not, and could not, happen in any business or any campaign that is honestly trying to vet it’s donors. Also, I don’t see how this could possibly happen without the collusion of the credit card companies. They simply wouldn’t allow any business to process, potentially, hundreds of millions in credit card transactions where the name on the card doesn’t match the purchasers name.

In short, with the system set up as it is by the Obama camp, an individual could donate unlimited amounts of money by simply making up fake names and addresses. And Obama is doing his best to facilitate this fraud. This is truly scandalous.”

But wait, there’s more.

“Kathryn, the reader who discovered that the Obama campaign accepts fraudulent donations also emailed me (unfortunately, while New Hampshire’s Third World Internet service was down again). I was interested in the subject because I also have an online credit-card operation over at my website (obviously a little smaller than Senator Obama’s), and so I looked into what our CC processing requires. In order to accept financial donations from “John Galt” and “Saddam Hussein”, whoever runs the Obama website would have to modify the default security checks required by their merchant processor…

As the Powerline reader has noted, if “John Galt” of “Ayn Rand Lane” attempts a contribution at the McCain campaign, it gets rejected. Which is just as well. If the Republican candidate’s website were intentionally set up to facilitate fraudulent donations, it would be on the front page of The New York Times. But, as it’s King Barack the Spreader, we can rest assured the crack investigative units will be too preoccupied with Governor Palin’s shoes over the next two weeks.”

If ACORN, the MSM and the Obama campaign machine manage to steal this election through all of this fraud – if the election is close and Obama wins in a squeaker, in other words – vast tracts of the US will not consider Obama as a legitimate president, and correctly so. There is no doubt in my mind that all of these criminal activities will be exposed, and there will be many, many prosecutions and convictions as a slow drumbeat to accompany an Obama administration. And then, of course, Obama could end up the second Democrat president in a row to be impeached. This time, however, there is no doubt in my mind that he will be removed from office, unlike Clinton.

If this scenario plays out, what do you think it will do for “race relations” in the US?

UPDATE: Ace has broken out The Flaming Skull.

“I say again: Try entering false addresses when ordering a $10 DVD from Amazon. You will get rejected.

And yet Barack Obama has overridden this basic security feature in order to allow the world to donate to him, and to rack up millions and millions in illegal over-the-limit donations.

Where.

Is.

The Fucking.

Cocksucking.

Media.

The hell with the media — Where is the fucking Attorney General?”

Gotta love Ace.

Movie time


With thanks to Theo Spark and Anderson Lamarca.

Part 1 of 10 but do watch the lot. Hat tip to who finds out how Captain Kirk fits into this all. Disclaimer/hint: Didn’t realise until the credits rolled. Surely Dminor would know if he could just neglect his child for a bit. Bro, crank up High5 on the plasma and crank up this in the room with your cheesy high school photo… and say hello.

Cabbies and Bartenders with Bachelor’s Degrees


What do Maya Angelou, David Ben-Gurion, Richard Branson, Coco Chanel, Walter Cronkite, Michael Dell, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Alex Haley, Ernest Hemingway, Wolfgang Puck, John D. Rockefeller Sr., Ted Turner, Frank Lloyd Wright, and nine U.S. presidents, from Washington to Truman all have in common?

They were not college graduates!

This fascinating article was linked to by Glenn Reynolds, and is entitled, ““America’s Most Overrated Product: the Bachelor’s Degree.”

“A 2006 study supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that 50 percent of college seniors scored below “proficient” levels on a test that required them to do such basic tasks as understand the arguments of newspaper editorials or compare credit-card offers. Almost 20 percent of seniors had only basic quantitative skills. The students could not estimate if their car had enough gas to get to the gas station.

Unbelievably, according to the Spellings Report, which was released in 2006 by a federal commission that examined the future of American higher education, things are getting even worse: “Over the past decade, literacy among college graduates has actually declined. … According to the most recent National Assessment of Adult Literacy, for instance, the percentage of college graduates deemed proficient in prose literacy has actually declined from 40 to 31 percent in the past decade. … Employers report repeatedly that many new graduates they hire are not prepared to work, lacking the critical thinking, writing and problem-solving skills needed in today’s workplaces.””

Read the whole enchilada.

Lyle Republished


This has been going through my head all freakin’ day for absolutely no reason, so I’ll share that joy with you all. It’s one of Lyle’s greatest, a rather competitive title considering the genius of the man, but expressed in just the right sing-song voice gets completely stuck in your head.

I give you “A Squirrel Poem For Children”, originally published at the Lair of Blair:

A Squirrel Poem for Children

My squirrel plays the bagpipes;
He keeps them in my car.
He plays those nasty bagpipes
Wherever squirrels are.
Colt forty-five, meet bagpipes
And blast them all to hell.
Though squirrel plays the bagpipes
He does not play them well.

If anyone knows how to get it out of my head, I’d really appreciate it. I think I may have to gnaw my arm off to distract.

The financial crisis just is.


Been watching the news?

Notice, bar the odd tid bit here and there, and more often blaming Republicans, that the MSM has just accepted that we’re still in mid orgasm of this economic disaster porn fest.

Why?

Hey, the only real (ahem) news I can get on the TV over here with my $40 per month unlimited internet downloads and cable TV package is CNN International. The crisis still tops the hour (albeit very briefly lately) but it focuses more on the markets and certainly doesn’t come within a country mile of the real causes.

Why haven’t they properly investigated how this came (!) to be?

UPDATED.

It seems the housing/credit/financial crisis just is.

Guess that depends on what the definition of what ‘is’ is.

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