Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When He's Done He'll Feel About 10LBs Lighter

"I think that Barack Hussein Obama should be put in jail. It is clear that Barack Hussein Obama is a communist. Mao Tse Tung lives and his name is Barack Hussein Obama. This country should be ashamed. I wanna throw up.

I left Michigan and I moved to Texas, where they don’t rape and pillage my paycheck. And where I can keep a machine gun in the front seat of my vehicle. Mess with me and I will fill you full of lead and then dance on your remains and keep the shit from your carcass in the cleats of my boots while I feed my dog your remains. You can feel the love, can’t you?

Trespass on my property and I will kill you. Now, that may seem harsh, but that’s tough shit. Because ­ guess what ­ nobody’s getting killed, and nobody’s trespassing. It’s working perfectly.

I am always right and I am addicted to logic. Jann Wenner won’t do a story on my sold-out tour this year because I’m on the board of directors at the NRA. Jann Wenner should die."

-- Ted Nugent, talking a whole lot of shit - giving up the straight poop - before the Royal Flush.

News You Can Use: Here Come The Warm Jets

"Why do we fail to detect or defeat the guilty, and why do we do so well at collective punishment of the innocent? The answer to the first question is: Because we can't—or won't. The answer to the second question is: Because we can."

-- Christopher Hitchens, noticing the latest result of Our Multi-Culti-Politically Correct NewAge Ying/Yang Culture of Crazy - you know, how we're trying so hard to be friends with everybody, in wartime, only to realize *BAM* we're being played for fools - mostly it's that those Americans who have been apparently accepting of collective self-punishment, for whatever imaginary crime any overseas lamer wants to blame us for, are also now being revealed as having been long ago rendered incapable of conceiving or creating anything more compelling, in response to a threat from the "Old World", than repeatedly being busted after any known incident, angrily hitting themselves over the head with a Slate.

Sure You Are: I'm Special. So Special. I've Gotta Have Some Of Your Attention - Give It To Me!!!

Recently, at the so-called "evidence check: homeopathy" conducted by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, it was mentioned that France uses magic water at a rate of 4 to 1, compared to Brits. This, of course, led to the obvious question:

Are the french stupid?

Then, yesterday, we learned three generations of a rich and really gullible french family were freed after being held hostage and brainwashed for years by some goofy guru who merely told them they were "special".

Three generations.

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, I think the verdict is in:

Once they've got a reason to start flattering themselves somehow, the french can be dumber than everyone else in the Western World, combined.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Rising Up, Sitting Down (I Don't Feel So Well)

"Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said in a New Year's message the 'illusion' around President Barack Obama was over and rich nations had left the world on the verge of ecological disaster.

Quoting from both Karl Marx and the Virgin Mary, Latin America's leading critic of U.S. power said only socialist and Christian principles could right the wrongs of capitalism."

-- Andrew Cawthorne, giving us a glimpse of one future - a lot of MARY! and JESUS! and NOTHING IN THE STORES! - concocted NOW! to make us dry heave, just like we caught the Reuters.

Mr. ObamaCare Sets An Example

What do I think when you're a Democrat who hired your female staffer and we later find you also took her on trips...and then you divorce your wife before attempting to have your girlfriend made (of all things) Attorney General? And then you finally work like a dog to close the seal on your career with ObamaCare?

Yea, I'd say it's Miller Time!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Captain Obvious Wins Magic Decoder Ring

"Since his arrival on the national stage, Obama has been blessed with adversaries who overplay their hand claiming he is a 'Manchurian candidate' out to destroy America from inside.

Obama won last year's historic election by rising above that nonsense.

His casting aspersions on the very genius of the American government because he can't get his way is cause for alarm."

-- Charles Hurt, getting hurt by Mr. Charley - I mean, Mr. President - which has to mean a nutjob like me must be looking, more and more, like a direct portal into the mind of any one of those high velocity multi-pronged motivational Life Coach types these days, huh? Huh? At least to slow thinkers, like, at The New York Post?

Getting these "we were wrong" moments out of individual liberals ain't easy, and it can be truly heartbreaking, but in the end - hey - that's the only way known to snap 'em,...

Friday, December 25, 2009

This Is My Excuse As Well

Get out. Get out now. Don't fool around and don't look back. Just leave.

Giving Me A Case Of The Warm And Fuzzies

This is my idea of "a night at the movies".

Hat Tip: I Own The World

(Click on the link and see if you can find TMR in their Christmas Card!)

You Coulda Surprised Me

"No one is stupid enough to believe the twaddle about submerged cities dispensed by the global-warming cult."

-- Doctor Zero

In the era of "anybody can believe what they want to believe"? Sure they are. I'm positive. 100%.

The Beginning Of All Our Problems

A Christmas Message (Worth Repeating)

If you're thinking Santa didn't bring me anything this year, you're right!

Will Somebody Please Flip Him Off In Return?

Fuck you back, bitch.

Hat Tip: The Reluctant Optimist

James Cameron Is Not A Member Of The Na'vi

The director of Avatar to a fan: "I don't owe you a fucking signature ... just get out of my fucking personal space."

Aren't the people who seem most determined to spread the NewAge message always the nicest people in the world? Why anyone gets mad at me for swearing, I don't know:

I'm not being hypocritical, I'm just being NewAge!

A World Of Liars (Saying Be Happy About It)

"The years from 2000 to 2009 were unified by fakeness — high-profile charlatans penetrated virtually every area of life."

-- Ravi Somaiya, certainly getting it right - just as I told you - but y'all don't listen (which is why you're stupid - and fake) to me, and Gawker.

From Gawker's list of fakes, which almost all have to do with something NewAge, here's my favorite:

"Fake jobs: 'Life coach' is a job that can exist only in a decade with not one but two economic bubbles, and the frantic prosperity they led to. The job — which is basically therapy given by those with no qualifications — garners over 42 million results on Google. Creative coach gets almost 27 million. Accountant, to put that in perspective, gets 31 million. Even those at the top of their fields, like Tony Robbins, who's even given a TED talk, have wound up in court for misrepresenting the impact of their nice words and quizzes. This year three people died when self-help 'guru' James Arthur Ray forced them to sit in a sweltering hot tent as a 'spiritual ceremony'. Also: The Secret is bullshit. If you want something, go out and work for it. Thinking about it doesn't affect the universe. Thanks."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Decade From Hell: I Am The Winner, Part I

Now that we're in another of those periods when everybody starts doing a end of the year/decade round-up - and the verdict is in that this was (as I've always said) a "Decade From Hell" - I finally want to take a few posts to defend my (rightly) "negative" and mostly-unread-or-referenced little blog by saying, "I told you so". This is Part I:

The Scientific Mind: Clearly Defined

I think people first started calling me a "genius" when I was about 6 years old, but it never really became a big problem until around the year 2000. After that (like a child star discovering he ain't cute no more) it became quite obvious the designation of "genius" is a double-edged sword, because while, on the one hand, the word "genius" means I can be really smart, on the other hand it means A) I can get on people's nerves, and B) I have to spend the rest of my life with people I find to be over-the-top stupid. And unfortunately, for a genuis, "over-the-top stupid" describes almost anyone who accepts conventional wisdom - and, folks, there's a lot of really gullible, non-thinking and absolutely vicious idiots out there.

Oh - and I forgot to mention the worst, which is C) no matter how they try my patience, I'm expected to be "nice" to all of them.

Along with all that, what best defines "over-the-top-stupid" to me now'a'days is pretty much anyone who doesn't possess the ability to merely admit when they're wrong. Rush Limbaugh talks about this phenomena from time-to-time: how stupid people will seriously hate on anyone who knows something - not believes, but actually knows something - like I know NewAge. And those people will bring out the knives, especially, if the person that knows something doesn't have a college degree to back him up. (I think it was James Randi - hero to scientists, and critical thinkers, alike - who first said a PhD was merely a piece of paper that allowed idiots to pop-off at the mouth,...) One thing I've learned over the last 10 years: Groupthink, in the hands of the college educated - who, like gang members, are the most likely to engage in it - is a truly dangerous thing.

Of course, the ultimate symbol for this has to be the AGW "scientists", furiously doing anything - anything - not to be found out as being the fools and liars that they actually are. Oh, the conventional wisdom was so sure of global warming - based not on science but a belief. We saw millions of Americans, recently, willing to attempt wrecking the entire U.S. economy over it. (Think about that: they were willing to destroy the financial system of not only the greatest country on earth but the one they live in - without any real proof it was necessary. Now that's over-the-top-stupid.) Almost anyone who had a bumpersticker that read, "There's a village missing an idiot" during the Bush years (and there were a lot of them) is probably guilty of being a fool for the AGW scam. I talked to a lot of online scientists after I started this blog and almost all of them - Orac of Respectful Insolence, P.Z. Meyers of Pharyngula, and Mark Hoofnagle of the (just all together wrong) Denialism blog - all of them acted like idiots when confronted with my black ass, an actual skeptic. Every one of them - in defense of science, logic, and reason - was revealed by me to be an embarrassment to science, logic, and reason. But their supporters were even worse:

Not one of them questioned what these online "science" jokers were telling them. But rather, as a group, they were determined to bury anyone who questioned them - and they had a field day on me - or they'd refer me to one of those pre-approved climate websites, in the same manner that Michael Mann and Phil Jones did the "idiots" who questioned them. Very creepy - and cultish. They did the same thing regarding Barack Obama:

I'd ask them to explain his political platform, since they were so gun-ho behind it, and they'd either say what they hope he meant or refer me to his website.

They just couldn't admit (and probably still can't) that there is no "there" there.

That's, partially, what made this a "Decade From Hell" - there was no reasoning with supposedly-smart people. They were just like cult members: They'd cuss, and scream, and do anything else they had to, to sideline their critics - anything but to try and actually listen and understand. To discover it was happening offline, as well as on, was really disillusioning. (I've noticed Orac and Co. haven't said much, if anything, about the AGW scam since the East Anglia files were released - the true sign of dishonest cowards,....people should be on their asses for it.) It's just like when I told Orac (and Mark Hoofnagle) homeopathy was a cult, and Orac and his readers repeatedly gave me grief for it, only to see him adopt my language, later, without giving me a word of credit for his turn-around. No, the "scientific" way, now, is to ignore people who are willing to correct your findings, and there's no way Orac could appear to be fallible to his "followers". Better to pretend it never happened, or make it appear as though he came to the Homeopathy=cult conclusion on his own. (Yea, that's the ticket!)

What a Loser.

Why (now that I'm thinking about Orac and, that idiot, Hoofnagle) the online science community's behavior over the last few years, regarding me and science and what true skepticism means, has been a lot like what George W. Bush faced with a certain Islamic cult leader and his group,....at least the emotions were the same.

Jihad, Baby!

Tell The Mortician He Does Really Nice Work

Obama’s Jokers: Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Carl Levin, Senator Ben Nelson, Senator Al Franken, Senator Mary Landrieu, Senator Dick Durbin.

And here's a little something, in case you find someone who doesn't know how to dress appropriately for a funeral. Democratic voters always say, "I don't pay attention to politics", then, it was those very same admitted ignoramous's who asked for it - no, begged for it - no, demanded it:

Well, now you're getting it.

Why so serious?

You fucking clowns.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's Called "The NewAge" (And It Better Be Dead)

"We're still weeks away from the end of '09, but it's not too early to pass judgment. Call it the Decade from Hell, or the Reckoning, or the Decade of Broken Dreams, or the Lost Decade. Call it whatever you want — just give thanks that it is nearly over."

-- Andy Serwer, calling the last 10 years exactly what they were for me (and proving I've been correct in my "negative" assessments) so all my joyful hecklers (who made this time so brutal) are wrong as always - about Bush, Obama, global warming, politics in general, quackery, killer NewAgers, etc. - but now, maybe, all those poor brain-dead babies can leave me alone, and spend the next 10 years arguing it all out amongst themselves, or with Time Magazine.

Fucking NewAgers (They Got Off Too Easy)

"I do want to reiterate that I'm very, very sorry."

-- Richard Heene, the goofy U.F.O. nut, and reality show maven, who thought it would be so grand to have fun at everyone else's expense - pulling off the "Balloon Boy" hoax - before he was sentenced, crying, to 90 days in jail (his wife, Mayumi, got twenty) and a $42,000 fine, in Time Magazine.

Getting A Look At THEIR Vision Of OUR Future

"No tree. We make a tree mural out of shopping bags and leave a few Sharpies around to decorate with. French toast can replace tired turkey and ham dinners."

-- Ralph R. Reiland, providing us with some "tired" NewAge Christmas ideas that are sure to confuse your kids and, instantly, make them bigger social outcasts than they already are - "Your parents are weird" - which, considering what your kids are like, is only a big deal to me and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dead On Arrival (Now He Tells Us)

"What made the [last decade] so awful, above all, was the failure of our critical faculties. The problem was not so much that newspapers were dying, to mention one of the lesser catastrophes of these awful times, but that newspapers failed to do their job in the first place, to scrutinize the myths of the day in a way that might have prevented catastrophes,..."

-- Thomas Frank, deciding the one specific thing this blog has been about - the cultural madness that has been taboo to speak of - was defining the entire decade, in The Wall Street Journal.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Another Reason Why You'll NEVER Find A Curmudgeon Dying In A NewAge Sweatlodge

"An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly.

In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible, his experiments showed.

While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking, Professor Joe Forgas told Australian Science Magazine.

The University of New South Wales researcher says a grumpy person can cope with more demanding situations than a happy one because of the way the brain 'promotes information processing strategies'.

He asked volunteers to watch different films and dwell on positive or negative events in their life, designed to put them in either a good or bad mood.

Next he asked them to take part in a series of tasks, including judging the truth of urban myths and providing eyewitness accounts of events.

Those in a bad mood outperformed those who were jolly - they made fewer mistakes and were better communicators.

The study also found that sad people were better at stating their case through written arguments, which Forgas said showed that a 'mildly negative mood may actually promote a more concrete, accommodative and ultimately more successful communication style'."

-- The BBC

I Have Seen The Enemy (And It's Us)

"It is easy to mock the thousands of activists, officials and ministers flying to Copenhagen in their jets, driving around in an immense fleet of limousines, and collectively emitting more carbon dioxide than a small African country—all to force the rest of us to reduce our carbon footprints. But it is one thing to accuse them of hypocrisy in not living out their beliefs. Casting doubt on their belief that global warming poses an imminent threat to life on this planet is another.

To question so much scientific expertise and governmental authority seems arrogant or foolhardy—even in the city where Hans Christian Anderson wrote about the little boy who blurted out that the Emperor had no clothes.

Can so many experts be wrong? Well, it is worth remembering that the experts were supposedly united about the apocalyptic dangers of the Y2K millennium bug. Half the world was persuaded to spend an estimated $600 billion to save us from disasters that embarrassingly failed to materialize in the countries and companies that omitted to take any pre-emptive action. Then intelligence agencies around the world were allegedly so convinced that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that we went to war, only to find—zilch. In both cases there was a solid foundation of truth on which enthusiastic professionals and governments constructed an exaggerated scare story that the media lapped up. I was skeptical enough to delve into both those scares and rapidly found the experts were not as unanimous as supposed. But the dissenters were persuaded to keep quiet, bar a handful who were ruthlessly stereotyped as mavericks or worse.

In each case the driving force was 'groupthink.' Irving Janis defined this as 'a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members' strivings for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action.' The symptoms include:

'Unquestioned belief in the morality of the group; Stereotyping those who are opposed to the group as evil, biased, etc.; Direct pressure to conform placed on any member who questions the group; Self-censorship of ideas that deviate from the apparent group consensus; Illusions of unanimity among group members, silence is viewed as agreement.' Campaigners against climate change show remarkably similar symptoms."

-- Peter Lilley, putting the world's delusional political class up against the wall, with no last requests or even the offer of a cigarette, because they're guilty, guilty, guilty of using cultish thinking - in an attempt to snooker us all - including The Wall Street Journal.