Daily Archives: May 16, 2009

Bernie Madoff: “Extradite me to Mexico!”

I j'yam ready to pay my debt to the poor peasants I plundered. Besides, they have marvelous dentists down there!

I j'yam ready to pay my debt to the poor peasants I plundered. Besides, they have marvelous dentists down there!

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Oh goody – the Taliban will seize Pakistan’s nukes from within

No no, Blessed Flower of Allah, the detenator app may unly be used after you have slit the infidel iPhone owner's throat! Isn't God great?

No no, Blessed Flower of Allah, the detonator app may only be used after you have slit the infidel iPhone owner's throat! Isn't God great?

 

 

The Christian Science Monitor has a depressing article on what’s next for Pakistan : musslumen fanatics in physics classes. Guess what they’re there for?

Some of Prof. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s nuclear physics students will go on to oversee Pakistan’s atomic bombs. That gives him pause.

“The student body has become very conservative, very Islamist, their outward appearance has changed,” says Professor Hoodbhoy, the chair of the physics department at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. “It’s row after row of these burqa women.”

Students avoid talking politics with Hoodbhoy, a cautionary voice on nuclear weapons in a nation that takes boisterous pride in having them. “They think I’m on the wrong side,” he says.

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Okay, enough gloom here’s a great story

diver-vs-shark-03Class action suits under scrutiny in California.

Nowhere was this skepticism more evident than in an order earlier this year by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brett Klein.

Klein, asked to approve a class-action settlement, ordered the attorney who filed the suit to be paid the same way as consumers in the class, with $10 gift cards — 12,500 of them — to stores that sell prom dresses and other ware for teenage girls.

Klein’s order came in a lawsuit charging that Windsor Fashion Store illegally required credit card users to provide their telephone numbers or e-mail or home addresses. Another judge overturned the order in February and awarded Yorba Linda lawyer Neil B. Fineman $125,000 in fees instead of gift cards.

So the tale doesn’t have a happy ending – a trial lawyer flunky overruled the judge’s decsion, but what a jurist! Isn’t there talk of an opening on the Supreme Court? Obama, here’s your man!

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Nantucket Blues

Miacomet bargain!

Miacomet bargain!

From the Norwich Millionaire comes a link to this tale of woe about Nantucket real estate: the prices are falling! The prices are falling! Bargains available and better ones still to come. I wonder whether the indignant real estate agent from Long Island, quoted earlier today, is running naked along the shores of Miacomet screaming, but i could have sold my vacation house for twice that two years ago! If she is, at least she’ll get a nice tan.

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Sure he’s a liar, but he’s our liar

Obama’s puppet master David Axlerod appeared on my favorite NPR show this morning, “Wait wait … don’t tell me”.  When asked a question about his charge’s pick for the official White House dog Axlerod quipped that “third choice was Miss California”, a gibe met with huge laughter and applause from the audience. I found that interesting.

So far as I know, and I haven’t been following the story closely, Miss California is /was a beauty pageant contestant who aroused the scorn and derision of the left by answering a question about gay marriage by saying she felt marriage should be between a man and a woman. For taking the same stance as Mr. Obama and his running mate, Joe Biden, the girl was savaged on liberal television – Olberman (sp?) went on a rant about her stupidity and her looks and, nationally, she’s pretty much been turned into a one-line joke, as Axlerod demonstrated.

So that got me wondering. If the NPR audience hates the woman for advocating against same sex marriage and gives their Adored One a pass on the subject either (a) they don’t really care about the issue and are offended by the girl for some other reason or (b) they do care but aren’t concerned that Obama shares the same view because they figure he’s just lying to the rubes to get elected. I’m going with (b).

I admire those few politicians willing to stand up for their beliefs, like McCain when he visited Iowa during the 2000 primary season and denounced ethanol as a government boondoggle. Others obviously don’t care what their man says, so long as they know what’s secretly in his heart. Well, that’s the side that won the election, so enjoy. As with his latest turn-around on terrorists and CO2 regulations, however, you may be disappointed to discover that you’re as clueless as to what’s truly in his heart as the rest of us.

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EEOC: 56 -year-old strip club waitress’s firing “age discrimination”.

Honey you look marvelous!

Honey you look marvelous!

Remind me to sell my stock in Hooters

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Last anti-Chavez TV station to be shut down

Death to America, amigo!

Death to America, amigo!

Jimmy Carter was unavailable for comment.

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