Sunday Brunch

Enjoy… perhaps with a nice riesling.

Chicken perhaps?

Chicken perhaps?

Click to find out what this mouth-watering morsel is.

Ted Rall, Leftist Toon Town Resident: Obama Should Resign

In what has to be the ultimate example of leftard buyer’s remorse – as well as a first class exploding-head rant – foul-ball-territory left field resident, cartoonist, and columnist Ted Rall has decided that President Obama has reneged on so many of his leftist pie-in-the-sky promises… that he should resign. Wow. Just… wow.

Ted Rall

Ted Rall

“MIAMI — We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama’s inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through.

From health care to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn’t have the nerve to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning?”

Jesus Xavier de Battista Lopez Rodriguez, not even I – a radical libertarian individualist if ever there was one – think Obama has done so poorly that calls for his resignation are in order.

“Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss.

I refer here to Obama’s plan for “preventive detentions.” If a cop or other government official thinks you might want to commit a crime someday, you could be held in “prolonged detention.” Reports in U.S. state-controlled media imply that Obama’s shocking new policy would only apply to Islamic terrorists (or, in this case, wannabe Islamic terrorists, and also kinda-sorta-maybe-thinking-about-terrorism dudes). As if that made it OK.

In practice, Obama wants to let government goons snatch you, me and anyone else they deem annoying off the street.”

Scary thing is – and I’m talking gulp-inducing terror here – I actually find myself agreeing with Ted on this issue (But not that Obama should resign, of course). I pray that in some drunken moment sometime, I never uttered the words, “If I ever agree with Ted Rall on anything, just shoot me.” Seriously, because that’s just the sort of thing I might have said about Ted previous to reading this article.

Methinks President Obama may have some developing troubles with his base.

You should read the whole enchilada.

H/T Mark Hemmingway.

F1 Confirmed

They’re all in for twenty ten.



Oh yeah, and there’ll be a race in Korea next year!!!11

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Who cares if she’s Lefty?

Sure, it was origig an lily directed to the GWB crew.

But could easily be directed right back.

Or directed at the MSM.

Minus Fox.

Minus everyone but Fox.

Her response to Islam? At least radical Islam? And those opposed to either or both.

Her third grade teacher? School bus drivers?

The lollipop lady?

Train conductors? Lawyers?


Bloggers? heheh.

Can’t get it outta my head… and there’s gotta be something evil about that!

Where did Treacher go?

This is what went down
We lost Treacher to Haiku
Can we get him back?

For the troops

Nilk, Kae and BOAB have started a blog for the Aussie troops. Sending care packages. It’s called Ocean, Sky and Khaki. It’s on our Blairite blogroll under “For the troops”.

H/T Paco

Best Science Write-up Ever: The Untold Story of Apollo 11


Popular Mechanics has outdone themselves with these dovetailed interviews of all involved in the Apollo 11 moon landing. I was riveted and stayed up way past my bed time.

Part 1: Launch Day.

Part 2: To the Moon.

Part 3: Landing Day.

Part 4: Lunar Exploration.

Part 5: The Trip Home.

Part 6: Re-entry and Splashdown.

And, of course, this post wouldn’t be complete without… wait for it… here it comes… extensive coverage of the event by The Onion.

North Korea should be a museum

Na, that’s it.

Video. Buggers me how to embed dailymotion, even with WordPress’ shitty tutorial.


What’s the word for amazing/pitiful/tragic/fascinating?

Part 2

It literally is like 1984 in real life. In the full sense of the word: fuck.


Before part 3 comes up. You’ll note Kim Jong-Il’s ‘classic’ story of his boots. He, as a kid, was wearing gumboots (rainboots or whatever you Yanks call ’em) and went out to play with his comrades. Er, friends? Anyway, his friends were wearing sneakers (did Korea [both sides] even have them when Kim Jong-il was kid?), and it was snowy, and his frien-er, comrades’ shoes were wet, so lil Kim ran back home in his gumboots and switched to sneakers. Er, so he could be one with his friends.

And such is the common misery of socialism and communism. The Left.

Part 3

But why not end this on a happy note? Take it away Lily.

Seriously, watch those vids. Astonishing stuff. Only one disclaimer. All Koreans talk in quite a direct manner. Whereas we would say, “Could I have a Coke, please?”, Koreans would say, “Here! Married woman. Coke, one bottle, please!”

The “funniest” thing is in part 3, the teachers talk about Kim Jong-il sharing his food. Ha! North Koreans starve whilst pot-bellied Kim himself recruits young middle school girls for his “Joy Brigades”.

Quantum physics explained

In layman’s terms.

I linked to this site a while back in comments, but maybe it got lost in the woods.

Quite different to the regular Have read it, er, the library, for years. The rest of youse know about it?

Poor Swinish

He’s been having a really trough time of it lately.

Bloody non-pork-eating commies and islamofacists!

Bloody non-pork-eating commies and islamofacists!

Sit, sat, spit, shit, fit

Yep. I want them all changed, apart from sit and sat. My Way would sound so much better if only Sinatra had spat it out. It’s ridiculous using present tense as past tense there. Same goes with shit. And shitted makes it not sound like a swear word anymore. What’s the point? Has to be shat… unlike hurt. Hurted just sounds uncomfortable.

And especially, when it comes to fit, I really don’t think fitted cuts it. Example: once I was fat, now I’m fit.


Russian Scientist: UFO Self-Sacrificed to Save Earth at Tunguska

Courtesy of MINA (You’ve never heard of MINA? The Macedonian International News Agency?), comes the umpteenth story about the 1908 Tunguska Event and a possible UFO.

Get a load of this.

“Aliens downed Tunguska meteorite to protect our planet from devastation, stated Russian scientist Yuriy Lavbin about the 100 year old mystery surrounding the massive Siberian explosion. He showed 10 quartz crystals that he found at the place of the meteorite’s crash. Several of the crystals have holes in between, so they can be united in a chain.

– What could this chain serve for? Besides, some crystals have strange drawings on them. We don’t have any technologies that can print such kind of drawings on crystals. We also found ferrum silicate that can not be produced anywhere, except in space”, – the scientist stated.”

OoooooooooooKay. I’m sure aliens with technology so superior to ours that it’s indistinguishable from magic to us… wouldn’t have any higher tech material than quartz to make a control panel from.

Personally, I prefer this highly logical and scientific explanation.

Artist's Conception of 1908 Tunguska Blast

Artist's Conception of 1908 Tunguska Blast

CNN’s NK wrap

It’s actually pretty decent. With more resources and collective time than this blogger has, it’s worth a look.

Still, grain of salt. Air raid sirens still go off here every month or two (usually on the 15th or so) to remind people. Yawn. And we all know how the 24/7 media cycle works. They’ll flog it til something else comes up.

This shit always comes up. Real question is; how will Obama deal with it? This has all been to get Obama’s attention.

Obama’s actually done well getting SK to sign on to the Proliferation Security Initiative… and this has pissed the shit outta NK, hence the latest missile tests and a declaration of war. But as much as I disagree on Obama on most things, he cannot be blamed for this.

Anyway, how serious is this? Some schools and academies have been closed for swine flu (ha!) but all this is not enough to get me outta going to work tomorrow but, d’oh.

Remember, Kim Jong-il is about to cark it and NK still needs to be noticed by Obama and CNN.

Good night, folks.

Does Obama have a stutter?

He learned his lesson from the last bloke. Hence all the teleprompters.

Guys, we’ve gotta do better than pouncing on ‘stutterings’ or teleprompters. It worked fine for the Left pouncing on all Bush’s verbal mishaps, compiling them then putting them on youtube, Letterman and the like, then painting Bush as a moron. How pathetic. Is that how we’re gonna play, too? I thought the Right was better than that, better than the Lily Allen’s of this world.

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More on Roh Moo-hyun

Sorry, not much research, just the Wiki article on him. More just pondering. Tell ya what, but. Korean politics is something else.

His presidency was a disaster, an utter disaster, although, somehow, the little-nation-that-could managed to persevere. I still haven’t worked out how South Korea got from where it was to where it is. Sure there was the armistice, US military presence here, President Park putting the country under the whip, the pro-democracy protests of ’80 and ’87, the Chaebol — but it still all doesn’t quite add up. There’s gotta be something else there. I’m not sure I’ll ever truly understand these people. My cousin’s granddad, a retired army general, on hearing I was moving here for the first time, noted that in all his travels, the Koreans were the hardest people he ever had to deal with. No kidding. And yet, on that note, I feel a kinship, LOL!

Do click that link. It’s an interesting read, if nothing else. Er, the first one anyway. You’ll be here forever if you read through the others. And sure, I understand that back home Korea isn’t too much of an issue… even with what’s been going on the past week or so.

I have owed to too many people. The amount of burden I have caused to them is too great. I can’t begin to fathom the countless agonies down the road. The rest of my life would only be a burden for others. I am unable to do anything because of poor health. I can’t read books, nor can I write. Do not be too sad. Isn’t life and death all part of nature? Do not be sorry. Do not feel resentment toward anyone. It is fate. Cremate me. And leave only a small tombstone near home. I’ve thought this for a while.

(Original text in Korean) 너무 많은 사람들에게 신세를 졌다. 나로 말미암아 여러 사람이 받은 고통이 너무 크다. 앞으로 받을 고통도 헤아릴 수도 없다. 여생도 남에게 짐이 될 일밖에 없다. 건강이 좋지 않아서 아무것도 할 수가 없다. 책을 읽을 수도 글을 쓸 수도 없다. 너무 슬퍼하지 마라. 삶과 죽음이 모두 한 조각이 아니겠는가. 미안해 하지 마라, 누구도 원망하지 마라, 운명이다. 화장해라. 그리고 집 가까운 곳에 아주 작은 비석 하나만 남겨라. 오래된 생각이다.

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If at first you don’t succeed…

A video explanation…

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Sotomayor’s supreme courting

I was hoping someone more up on the Yank scene would blog about this.  Just when a Leftist president appoints a judge and says things along the lines of  courts are where laws should be interpreted not made, it sends the bullshit-o-meter off the scale.




Funny. CNN International’s TV report into who she is concentrated on the housing project she came from, her bakery and her mom… et. al. that kind of stuff. They do better online, at least… at least sometimes.

Steyn ponders liberty in the technological era

For those of you who don’t read Tim Blair, here’s Mark Steyn on the radio.


A question for our Seppo mates.

Just where does Barack Obamas accent come from?

Someone pull the plug...

Someone pull the plug...

He has an obviously cultivated speech pattern modeled closely on Martin Luther King, the uptick at the end of each sentence ( good verbal trick to attract attention) and the pauses, all easy to see where hes got those from.


As best as I can tell from Wiki (a strangely reverent article), from the ages of 0-4 he was in Hawaii, then from 6-10 in Indonesia. Then another 8 year stint in Hawaii.

That pretty well covers when most people would have settled on their “regional” or native accents. From my dealings with Indonesians he appears to have picked up no tonal or verbal tics or inflections from there. But I don’t know anyone who’s “native” to Hawaii. Id be quite surprised if many of them spoke with a similar style as Barry.


Is it possible that Obama has a wholely maufactured verbal style? His mode of speaking is plainly patterned on a role model (MLK), whom has he patterned his speaking voice on?


I’m curious to know.

A: Does he sound like a Hawaii native?

B: If not then who do you think he has patterned his speaking voice on?

C: Does that say anything about the man?

At least one was funny

At least one was funny

Korea’s swine flu farce

Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that swine flu has been spreading. And in a sense, governments are right to quarantine people with cases and/or suspected cases of it.

But surely that quarantine should be done properly and effectively.

The Korean government is arguably not doing this. First, there seems to be a double standard going on. Koreans who may have come into contact with H1N1 are being quarantined in their homes whilst when it comes to us foreigners, we’re being rounded up and being put in a sub-standard quarantine facility which, according to eyewitness reports, is conducting sub-standard practices.

It’s all quite a joke, except it isn’t very funny. The reports from foreigners in quarantine are quite alarming. Examples include their trash overflowing the bins, the same thermometers being used on different ‘patients’ without being cleaned, a guy handing out brochures for a restaurant freely walking in and out of the building, the building is not equipped for such a role, excessively high temperatures inside the building, a nurse wiping the blood off an injection point with her bare hand, the list goes on. Check out other pages from those blog links for more info and/or updates.

It’s not all bad, but at best, it’s a farce.

And the US embassy doesn’t really seem to care. According to one blogger, this is how the conversation went…

Me: “Hiya! I just thought the Embassy should be aware that 30+ U.S citizens have been quarantined right outside Seoul for suspicion of swine flu exposure.”
Operator: “Okay, well it’s a weekend, and we’re closed. Monday’s memorial day, so could you call back on tuesday?”
Me: “You…you’re serious?”
Operator: “Is it an emergency? Cause if it is we have someone we can call.”
Me: “Um…let’s see, there’s 30 americans in quarantine for swine flu exposure. Basically, we’re arrested. It’s totally cool, don’t worry—we’ll call on tuesday—”
Operator: “Okay, thanks for calling.”
Me: “No wait—”

Now, sure, a few grains of salt should probably be taken here, and I don’t necessarily believe all the eyewitness reports or agree with all the sentiments people are expressing (in one pic, there’s a bloke wearing an Obama shirt…EEK!), but if even just half the stuff is true, it still paints a very disturbing picture. It appears governments don’t really care about this but after the media beat-up (before Kim Jong Il fixed that), they had to be seen to be doing something.

H/T Brian and Roboseyo.

The Osbourne Identity

“Ozzie Osbourne” was once a female singer named Janis Joplin…

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin

Grace Slick and Janis Joplin

… who faked her death, had a sex change, and came back as, “Ozzie Osbourne.”

The metal demi-god known as, "Ozzie Osbourne"


This is just a way to turn you on to the amazing site of photographer Jim Marshall (No not the same Jim Marshall that makes guitar amplifiers).

Jim has photographed some of the most famous rock icons since the 60’s.





I viewed every photo there last night. Absolutely fascinating.

Drudge Calls Kim a Nigger

I kid, I kid.

N-BOMB is also PC-speak for Nigger

This made me blow coffee through my nose this morning. For you non-Americans out there, N-Bomb, F-Bomb and the like are PC-speak here to avoid saying nigger and fuck in polite company… which we’re not, obviously. So, in my sleepy stupor, my brain processed that as, “Kim Jong Ill, Nigger” instead of, “Kim has a Nuclear Bomb.” LOL!

Do you speak Korean?

This was on the door at work today.


Referring to the “whitish” the bit in the middle, reading from top to bottom, it reads as “bang bang cock cock”, or perhaps more accurately as “bung bung cock cock” (when Koreans write Korean words in English, “a” always has an “uh” sound). The question is, what the devil does it really mean?

Incidentally, the large blue word on the top right, coupled with the yellow letters, would read as “moon ho”.


My better half has just informed me that “bang bang gock gock” means “every place and corner of the country”. So there you go. Class dismissed.

That parallel

Yep, the 38th one again.

NORTH Korea staged a ‘successful’ underground nuclear test today which was more powerful than its previous test.

If only Truman hadn’t ordered McCarther to pull back.


It’s the top story on CNN. They ran it for 12 minutes on the 10pm bulletin.

More here.

And homesickness ensues

Fans queued at outlets around Melbourne to get their hands on tickets to AC/DC’s Etihad Stadium concert on February 11 next year, and made history in the process.

AC/DC are this rock band you might have heard of.

Anyway, here’s some sharks eating a whale.

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