Archive for June 22, 2010

BP Doesn’t Want You to See This

BP doesn’t want you to see these images and neither does the corporate media.  If they did, we’d see them all day and all night and all the time in between.  Kinda like the Natalee Holloway story.

June 22, 2010 at 9:33 PM 1 comment

Is General Stanley McChrystal into Kinky Sex?

So, General Stanley McChrystal sends Navy Seals into the Afghan night with this admonition: “You better be out there hitting four or five targets tonight.” And then he says, “I’m going to have to scold you in the morning for it, though.”

What?  This reads like a kinky Hollywood sex tape.

June 22, 2010 at 8:09 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day

Crazymaking, as is so much of life these days.

June 22, 2010 at 7:38 PM Leave a comment

Don’t Eat This

Friendly’s restaurant has launched the new “Grilled Cheese Burger Melt:”

That isn’t a bun wrapping around that burger.  It’s two grilled cheese sandwiches.

This puppy contains 1500 calories and 79 grams of fat!  I read somewhere that one should steer clear of anything containing more than 7 grams.

Wow.

June 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM 1 comment

Iraq Still Experiencing “Widespread Power Outages”

The poor Iraqis.  It’s unbelievable that they’re still suffering through widespread power outages:

Iraq’s prime minister has said that his country faces at least two more years of widespread power shortages like the ones that sparked protests across southern Iraq.

Nouri al-Maliki said at a news conference on Tuesday that new power plants will eventually add 9,000 megawatts to Iraq’s meagre power supplies.

But he said construction will take several years.

I wonder of W. has air conditioning in his Houston home.

June 22, 2010 at 3:54 PM Leave a comment

Giant Spider Crab Molting — Break Time

This time-lapse video was taken over a period of 6 hours and is of a giant spider crab molting.

I was wondering how he was going to get all his legs out hey, who am I? He knew what he was doing.

June 22, 2010 at 3:39 PM Leave a comment

Politico Unintentionally Reveals How Screwed Up Our Media Is

Politico wrote a piece today about Michael Hastings, the freelance reporter who wrote the blockbuster article in Rolling StoneThe Runaway General — exposing General Stanley McCrystal. In it they unintentionally (I believe) reveal exactly what’s wrong with “journalism” in the United States:

And as a freelance reporter, Hastings would be considered a bigger risk to be given unfettered access, compared with a beat reporter, who would not risk burning bridges by publishing many of McChrystal’s remarks.

So, the next time you see a report by oh, Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, CNN’s Barbara Starr, or NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski — all “beat” reporters assigned to the Pentagon — bear in mind that they wouldn’t “risk burning bridges” by telling us the real story behind what’s going on there.

When oh when will we have a better media?

June 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM Leave a comment

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