Monday, May 31, 2010

Harper and friends blame "liberals" for 1 f*cking billion dollar G20 bill

Trying to deflect blame (something conservatives love to do) for the 1 billion dollar G20 bill, we get this little gem:

As the public outcry grows against the huge cost for the three-day meeting, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told CTV’s Question Period yesterday that using the military – which would have been a much cheaper option than the RCMP – would have provoked political outrage from the Liberals.

“You know, of course, what the opposition parties would say, the Liberals, they would say the army in streets with guns,” said Mr. Toews.

In part says Mr. Toews decisions around security were “political decisions.”

Read more here.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Doha Debates

BBC is airing The Doha Debates:

The Doha Debates are chaired by the award-winning former BBC correspondent and interviewer Tim Sebastian, who founded them in 2004 and secured their editorial independence.

Although the Debates are financed by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, no government, official body or broadcaster has any control over what is said at the sessions or who is invited.

Televised eight times a year by BBC World News, the Debates are based on a centuries-old format, refined by the famous Oxford Union. They focus on a single, controversial motion, with two speakers for and against. Once they have outlined their arguments, each speaker is questioned by the chairman and the discussion is then opened up to the audience for argument and a final electronic vote.

The 350-strong audiences are drawn mainly from Qatar’s student body and come from all over the Arab and Islamic worlds. In several debates they have adopted radical and unexpected positions.

Read more here.

England finds yet another sleazy way to fingerprint children

Students in Manchester are having their thumbprints digitally transformed into electronic codes, which can then be recognised by a computer program.

Under the scheme, pupils swipe a bar code inside the book they want borrow then press their thumb on to a scanner to authorise the loan. Books are returned in the same way.

Read more here.

Malawi does the right thing

Mr wa Mutharika had been under international pressure to reconsider the convictions of Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20. They were arrested in December after they were united in a traditional wedding ceremony in the conservative southern African country, where homosexuality is illegal.

Mr. Mutharika isn't happy about it, but who fucking cares, they're free.

Now get out of the country guys, there's nothing homophobes like less (other than gays) than being denied the opportunity to be spiteful, awful people.

Read more here.

The Autonomous Quadrocopter of Death

Rule 1, never leave velcro on your walls.

Friday, May 28, 2010

First Gulf Coast Oil joke heard

"The fish in the Gulf are now dressed by Diesel" - French tv

More proof Syfy is run by morons

Brainstorming new ways to annoy hardcore sci-fi fans, Syfy is expanding its reality programming by ordering three shows -- including its first cooking show.

The network is announcing "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen," "Paranormal Witness" and "Face Off.

Read more here.

Glenn Beck acknowledges his own cruddiness

In discussing how President Obama uses children to shield himself from criticism, I broke my own rule about leaving kids out of political debates. The children of public figures should be left on the sidelines. It was a stupid mistake and I apologize--and as a dad I should have known better.

Read more here.

Why Is a White Actor Playing 'Prince of Persia' Title Role?

Because many whites won't watch a movie with a star that isn't white, duh.

Besides, it's a fucking Disney film. Disney hasn't the best record in the portrayal of "ethic" (an awful term I know) characters over the years. There's a reason they keep "Song of the South" under lock and key.

White characters they just turn into idiots.

It's awful living in an age that will be laughed at and reviled by future generations.

a comment: "Obviously the flip side of the debate is just as ridiculous; could a believable biopic about Miles Davis be made with a Chinese actor"

Read more here.

Freedom and Democracy at work as Toronto police get sound cannons for G20

A big "Fuck You" from our glorious leaders.

Why do they hold these meeting in cities anyway? Good restaurants and hookers harder to find otherwise?

Riotous protesters marching at the G20 summit next month may be greeted with ear-splitting “sound cannons,” the latest Toronto police tool for quelling unruly crowds.

Toronto police have purchased four, long-range acoustic devices (LRAD) — often referred to as sound guns or sound cannons — for the upcoming June 26-27 summit, the Star has learned.

Purchased this month, the LRADs will become a permanent fixture in Toronto law enforcement, said police spokesperson Const. Wendy Drummond.

Boy, bet there's a lot of police having orgasms today over that bit of news.

Best bit of bullshit in the story:

the devices will primarily be used by police as a “communication tool.” The devices double as loudspeakers and can blast booming, directional messages or emergency notifications in 50 different languages


Sound cannons speak louder than words.

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CNN uses time machine to blame women...again

"Parents who shouldn't be allowed on planes"

It should be "Hack writers that shouldn't be allowed to write"

Whiny story about misbehaving kids on airplanes, with spends the whole time blaming "moms"

WTF CNN, is it still 1950 for you?

Read more here.

Walmart in Wichita, Kansas: Idiots of the Day

Heather Ravenstein tried to save Wal-Mart some money Friday by foiling a shoplifter's plan to steal a $600 computer, but it cost her her job...

...The next day, about two hours before her shift was over, Ravenstein says an assistant manager asked to speak with her. He then told her it's against Wal-Mart policy for anyone but a manager or someone in asset protection to try to stop a customer from stealing.

"He said there's really no gray area," Ravenstein says. "It just goes straight to termination."

She was told to turn in her badges and keys.

"I was in shock at first," Ravenstein says. "I didn't think anything like this would happen."

Read more here.

"Suspected" homophobic scumbags arrested in Windsor

Windsor police have arrested two men in connection with a vicious assault last week that left a man beaten and unconscious in his downtown Windsor apartment building.

Police nabbed the first suspect Monday night after a daring but unsuccessful attempt to flee from an eighth-storey balcony.

This bit is choice:

By the time police caught Lambert, he had shaved off his long hair and ponytail and had grinded off the teardrop tattoos under his right eye with some kind of steel, possibly a cheese grater.

“He’s got a pretty good abrasion on the right side of his face from trying to take the tattoo off,” said Corey.


Read more here.

The Times and Sunday Times set to commit online suicide

A great experiment is about to get under way, and it will tell us much about the future of journalism and the willingness of readers to pay for it. In Wapping last night, News International showed off the new websites for The Times and Sunday Times which have opened to the public this morning. Four weeks from now, a paywall will go up in front of the sites and, by News international's own calculation, more than 90% of their audience will melt away.

Read more here.

Ottawa monitors online forums

The next time you post an opinion in an online forum or a Facebook group message board, don't be surprised if you get a rebuttal from a federal employee.

The government is looking for ways to monitor online chatter about political issues and correct what it perceives as misinformation.

Steven Harper is a tight assed prig with no more vision than a door knob.

I'm waiting...oh I see, you only correct misinformation...

Read more here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Racists with hand puppets

Not only is Arizona racist, they also think you have the mind of the 3 year old

The General Teaching Council of England are flaming morons

Calling them flaming morons is in no way "suggestive of intolerance".

Just who are they trying to kid?

A BNP activist who posted comments online describing immigrants as "savage animals" and "filth" while working as a teacher has been cleared of racism.

The General Teaching Council (GTC) had heard Adam Walker used a school laptop during lessons in County Durham to post the descriptions.

Mr Walker, from Spennymoor, said he had been singled out because of his views.

The GTC said it was "troubled" by some postings, but was not satisifed the views were "suggestive of intolerance".

Read more here.

The Irish Republic overreacts on net piracy

Talk about killing a butterfly with a sledgehammer.

The Irish Republic has begun a piracy crackdown which could see customers cut off from the net for a year.

The country's biggest net firm Eircom has begun sending letters to those identified as illegal file-sharers.

It is the first nation to implement such a system. France is also planning to introduce a similar policy.

It's fairly clear from this:

"The European Parliament has been talking about internet access as a basic human right. It absolutely is not. Intellectual property protection is a right," he said.

where the actual power lies. Copyright is more important than net access.

Bullshit, but those with the money call the shots.

Read more here.

Catherine Ariemma: Idiot of the Day

A North Georgia teacher is on administrative leave and could lose her job after she allowed four students to don mock Ku Klux Klan outfits for a final project in a high school class Thursday, administrators said.

The sight of people in Klan-like outfits upset some black students at the school and led at least one parent to complain.

Read more here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Raymond High School principal Mark Beazer and Westwind School Division superintendent Doug Bennett: Idiots of the Day

And now the world knows too.

Hamish Jacobs has only worn a kilt once. He tried on the blue-and-green tartan of his mother’s Forbes clan two months ago, to make sure he could wear it to his high-school graduation in late June...

...But three weeks ago, he went to his high-school principal to ask if he could wear a kilt beneath his graduation gown, a tribute to a Scottish-Canadian upbringing that had included sampling haggis and turnips on Robbie Burns Day...

...But his principal “just said no right away,” Mr. Jacobs said.

Kilts, Mr. Jacobs was told, do not fit the dress code for graduation – although he would be allowed to wear it during a post-convocation dinner. An appeal to the superintendent of the Westwind School Division received the same answer. Mr. Jacobs is now considering an appeal to the school board in early June.

Read more here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Psychotic Hour presents The Divine Comedy - Trailer 2010

The face of a homophobic scumbag in Windsor Ontario


A gay rights activist and director of a one-act play in Windsor about tolerance is recovering from a savage beating that he says exposes a hateful act of homophobia.

Chris Rabideau, 26, said he was robbed and then beaten by two men who told him the attack early Friday was justified because he's gay.

He said the incident began after one man approached him outside a convenience store at Ouellette Way and Giles Boulevard. When he reached the corner of Ouellette and Erie Street, another man joined the first suspect.

A police report said they took Rabideau's wallet and tried to force him to go to a bank machine to withdraw money. He instead ran to his apartment lobby, where they caught up to him.

Chris Rabideau said the suspects beat him in the lobby of his apartment building and used anti-gay slurs. He said they determined he was gay from his demeanor and became very angry when he told them they were on video. (CBC)
During the incident, the men denigrated Rabideau, referring to him with slurs commonly used in gay bashing.

"I think it was drug-related, I think they wanted money. It became a hate crime because they started calling me 'faggot', 'homo' and everything in between," Rabideau said. "They said now that you're gay, this gives us more reason to do what we're doing."

Read more here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cambia Style: Idiots of the Day

Another brain dead group of fashionistas with Zero historical knowledge

"We need to be edgy darling!

What about Hilter?

Perfect!...Who is he again?"

Advertising agencies are starting to get a little silly with their provocative campaigns. A case in point: In Palermo, Sicily, the clothing line Cambia Style has unleashed a series of posters depicting Adolf Hitler in a pink uniform with a heart on his sleeve instead of a swastika – because they want to convey to young people the idea that they should form their own sense of style and not follow tyrannical fashion leaders.

Or moronic marketers.


Read more here.

Texas State Board of Education approves new curriculum standards, causing upswing in very dumb adults c. 2030

If you can't convince adults of your questionable world view, indoctrinate the children...

Works for religion.

In a landmark vote that will shape the future education of millions of Texas schoolchildren, the State Board of Education on Friday approved new curriculum standards for U.S. history and other social studies courses that reflect a more conservative tone than in the past.

Read more here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Toronto police shut down scummy movers scam

Desi Movers and its 18 aliases are currently out of business.

Their trucks have been impounded, their offices raided and their owners arrested...

...In its investigation, the Star found more than 30 people alleged they were taken advantage of by the movers.

The Star also discovered that the company changed its name in order to distance itself from the complaints. But with every new name came new complaints and they all sounded the same.

The movers would quote a very low cost to clients who responded to their ads in local newspapers or on the internet.

The company would ask for a deposit up front, then, halfway through the job, it was alleged would double or even triple the costs. If a client refused to pay the increase, the company would allegedly threaten to hold their belongings in a company storage locker.

One client, Chris Brown, was told it would cost $500 to move 200 metres from one Port Credit apartment to the other. But once the truck was loaded the price jumped to $1,500.

Read more here.

London Olympics opt for animated penises as mascots


They're British, so they won't take up much room.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pennsylvania's poor delicate flower Tom Corbett doesn't like being criticized on Twitter

Tom Corbett, current Attorney General of the state of Pennsylvania and Gubernatorial Candidate, has subpoenaed Twitter to appear as a Grand Jury witness to “testify and give evidence regarding alleged violations of the laws of Pennsylvania”.

The subpoena orders Twitter to provide “any and all subscriber information” of the person(s) behind two accounts – @bfbarbie and @CasaBlancaPA – who have been anonymously criticizing the man on the popular micro-sharing service.

According to the subpoena (embedded below), the information that Twitter is ordered to provide includes “name, address, contact information, creation date, creation Internet Protocol address and any and all log in Internet Protocol address”.

The Terrible Tweets?

- “Is it wrong to mix campaign work with taxpayer business? Apparently not when Tom Corbett does it bonusgate #pagovrace” (tweet, blog post)

- “Corbett erupts at campaign event; security tries to eject questioner #bonusgate #pagovrace” (tweet, blog post)

- “Quiz! Who sputters with indignation over failure to recuse from cases involving contributors? #bonusgate #pagovrace” (tweet, blog post)

Shocking! Free speech be damned, this is a question of a somewhat frail politician's right to use a sledgehammer on critics if he wants!

Read more here.

Pakistan sticks figures in ears, goes LALALALALA

Pakistan has blocked the popular video sharing website YouTube because of its "growing sacrilegious content".

Access to the social network Facebook has also been barred as part of a crackdown on websites seen to be hosting un-Islamic content.

On Wednesday a Pakistani court ordered Facebook to be blocked because of a page inviting people to draw caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Some Wikipedia pages are also now being restricted, latest reports say.

Read more here.

The Ontario Municipal Board approves condo to help make Toronto that much uglier

A condo approved over objections? How rare...

The Ontario Municipal Board approved a controversial plan Wednesday to build a pair of condo towers that will be visible above the Ontario Legislative Assembly when seen from University Avenue south of College Street.

Board member S. J. Stefanko ruled that high-rises proposed for the Four Seasons Hotel property at 21 Avenue Road are “consistent” with provincial and city planning policies, and rejected arguments that the project will undermine the “postcard” views of the legislature.

The application, from Menkes Developments, had been opposed by the Office of the Speaker of the House, representing the Ontario Legislative Assembly.

Characterizing the decision as “unbelievably disappointing,” heritage expert Catherine Nasmith, former president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, predicts the project will set a precedent for other properties on Avenue Road just north of Bloor. “We’re gradually going to have no sky behind Queen’s Park,” she said.

During the lengthy approvals process, it became apparent to Toronto’s heritage community that an earlier generation of planning policies designed to protect historic “view corridors” had been purged from the city’s new official plan.

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Apple doesn't accept cash for the iPad?

Hey Apple...fuck you!

Diane Campbell saved up, bit by bit, the $600 required to buy an Apple iPad, but when she showed up at the store with a wad of cash to buy the tablet, she found she was out of luck.

Campbell recalls her visit to the Palo Alto Apple Store: "I had my cash in the backpack and I went up proudly to the counter and told them, 'I would like to purchase an iPad.'"

Apple's sales policy states that the iPad must be purchased by credit or debit card, according to ABC News. No plastic means no tablet, and the Apple employee turned Campbell away.

"They said, 'Sorry, we don't take cash.' And, so I looked at her and I said OK she's kidding," Campbell tells ABC News.

Read more here.

Malawi: Today's most backwards nation

Institutional homophobia at its worse (ok, Iran is worse, but this is up there)

Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were found guilty today of gross indecency and “unnatural acts” in a verdict delivered at Blantyre Magistrate’s Court. Said Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa Usiwa, “The state has proven beyond reasonable doubt that these gentlemen had sex despite them being male, which is against the law of Malawi.” The couple will be sentenced on Thursday, May 20. They face up to fourteen years imprisonment with hard labor. Lawyers hope to reverse the decision at High Court.

Read more here.

The Magistrate had denied bail to the couple, which is an extreme rarity for a non-violent crime. The Magistrate also permitted witnesses from the gallery and court personnel to abuse the couple during official court proceedings.

Kinda makes you wonder who the real criminals are.

French director Xavier Beauvois promotes the rape of children

Read more here.

Alabama geometry teacher: Idiot of the Day

A Jefferson County teacher picked the wrong example when he used as­sassinating President Bar ack Obama as a way to teach angles to his geome try students.

Someone alerted authorities and the Corner High School math teacher was questioned by the Secret Service, but was not taken into custody or charged with any crime.

To bad rampant idiocy isn't a crime.

The teacher was appar ently teaching his geometry students about parallel lines and angles, officials said. He used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama.

"He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,' " said Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class.

The idiocy isn't only confined to this teacher...

Caroline Polk, the parent of a ninth-grader at the school, said she doesn't be­lieve the teacher ought to be fired.

"We all make mistakes, and we should be able to learn from our mistakes," she said. "What he said was just wrong and inappropri ate. Everyone's got their own opinions, but we have to be aware of our sur roundings. At this point, it just needs to be handled in a way that it won't be repeated."

Read more here.

Moronic act of protest as group firebombs Ottawa bank

A brain dead group of protesters commits an act that can only be called terrorism, and they think this will help their cause?

An explosive fire at a Royal Bank in Ottawa early Tuesday was a deliberate act of protest against corporate "Kanada," a video posted online claims.

The video shows the RBC branch at Bank Street and First Avenue at night. It lights up suddenly, and flames spill out the front of the building. Two people can be seen walking casually out and heading offscreen toward the left.

The screen goes dark, and a written statement scrolls up the screen as it is read aloud by a computerized voice. It states that RBC was a major sponsor of the 2010 Olympics on "stolen indigenous land."

"The Games in Vancouver are now over, but resistance continues," said the statement. "An RBC branch can be found in every corner of Kanada."

The statement, signed by "FFFC - Ottawa," also says the group will be at the G20 summit in Toronto June 26-27 and at the G8 Summit near Huntsville, Ont., June 25-26.

The video and statement were posted under the title "Direct Action in Ottawa" on the website of the Ottawa Independent Media Centre by someone named GracB on Tuesday afternoon.

FYI you cretins, your actions are setting back the legitimate avenues of protest and giving President Harper more reason to act like the prick that he is.

Well done assholes.

Read more here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alabama's Dale Peterson vs. Rupaul

Steve Jobs plans nightmare world free of Flash and porn

Read more here.

Dale Peterson: Tiny Dick, Big Hat

And this is just for fucking Agriculture Commissioner.

Clinton and Karzai: All that's missing are the birds and bunnies

Nothing to see here, move along

Hillary Clinton and Afghan President Karzai have a pleasant stroll. Everything is just *peachy*!

Radio-Canada: Idiots of the Day

Radio-Canada, the Quebec arm of CBC, has got a bug up its ass about medical marijuana.

Seems they're upset that some may be buying it, without the proper medical papers.

Radio-Canada, you're being complete assholes on this. Get a life.

Read more here.

"Bambi's mother is dinner - even in L.A." - Sarah Palin

She is such an awful person.

A spirited and self-deprecating Sarah Palin fired up 9,000 members of the National Rifle Association in Charlotte on Friday, bashing Hollywood, the media and animal-rights groups while warning that President Barack Obama would "gut" the Second Amendment.

Read more here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Google f*cks up big time

In a blog post published Friday, Google admitted to 'mistakenly' collecting sensitive private data sent over WiFi networks.

Germany's data protection authority (DPA) requested Google audit the WiFi data collected by its Street View cars. The audit revealed that contrary to the company's claims, for at least three years, Google has been collecting payload data (the information users send over a wireless network) from non-password-protected WiFi networks. A programming error from 2006 was at fault.

I call bullshit.

Explaining how this collection of sensitive data occurred, Google's Senior VP of Engineering & Research Alan Eustace said, "Quite simply, it was a mistake." He explained, "An engineer working on an experimental WiFi project wrote a piece of code that sampled all categories of publicly broadcast WiFi data. A year later, when our mobile team started a project to collect basic WiFi network data like SSID information and MAC addresses using Google’s Street View cars, they included that code in their software—although the project leaders did not want, and had no intention of using, payload data."

Google outlined the steps it plans to take as a result of the mistake. The company says it intends to delete the data "as quickly as possible."

Uh huh, yeah, sure

Read more here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key: Idiot of the Day

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was facing heavy criticism Thursday after making a cannibalistic comment about a Maori tribe for the second time in a week...

...On Tuesday, during a dinner meeting with another Maori tribe, the Ngati Porou, Key said he was glad he was with them instead of with the Tuhoe, who would have made him the main course. He repeated the remark as a joke during a meeting with tourism officials in Auckland on Thursday.

"The good news is that I was having dinner with Ngati Porou as opposed to their neighbouring iwi, which is Tuhoe, in which case I would have been dinner, which wouldn't have been quite so attractive," Key was quoted as saying.

Read more here.

Pushy Christians: Giorgio Mammoliti

Just a little Christian privilege showing its face...

[Toronto] Mayoral candidate Giorgio Mammoliti invoked “God’s law” on the council floor Wednesday during a holiday shopping debate that proved so contentious councillors decided to put it off until after the election.

“I think God’s law has to be spoken about,” Mr. Mammoliti said. “Those of us that believe in God know that there are certain days that we’re not supposed to be working and we are supposed to be with our families.”

Mr. Mammoliti, a practising Catholic, tried to exempt Christmas, Good Friday and Easter from a proposal that would have allowed all Toronto retailers to open 365 days a year. His attempt to single out Christian holidays sparked a debate about how to respect religion in one of the world’s most multicultural cities.

“Why are you not including Canada Day?” Councillor Raymond Cho, also a Christian, asked. “[Are you] working for only Christians when you become mayor?”

Read more here.

Immature Republicans trash school

I realize the term "immature republicans" is redundant.

One School Committee member, saying she's "appalled" by the behavior of some of the Republicans who used a room at King Middle School last weekend, wants to protect the city's public schools from future harm...

...The Republican State Convention was held at the Portland Exposition Building, which is on Park Avenue, near the middle school. Party members from Knox County caucused in a classroom used by eighth-grade social studies teacher Paul Clifford.

When Clifford returned to school on Monday, he found that a favorite poster about the U.S. labor movement had been taken and replaced with a bumper sticker that read, "Working People Vote Republican."

Later, Clifford learned that his classroom had been searched. Republicans who had attended the convention called Principal Mike McCarthy to complain about "anti-American" things they saw there, including a closed box containing copies of the U.S. Constitution that were published by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Read more here.

Pope Benedict thinks gay marriage is worse than kiddie buggering

A bigot by any other name would smell as sweet.

A big *fuck you* from Pope Ben:

In a strongly worded attack, Benedict XVI insisted that marriage should be founded on the "indissoluble" marriage between a man and a woman.

Addressing a huge crowd at the shrine of Fatima at the climax of his four day visit to Portugal, the 83-year-old Pope said that same sex marriage and abortion were among the "most insidious and dangerous challenges that today confront the common good."

Read more here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

St. Paul Elementary School in Hinghamm, Mass: It's God's will we act like total c*nts

A Roman Catholic school in Massachusetts has withdrawn its acceptance of an 8-year-old boy with lesbian parents, saying their relationship was "in discord" with church teachings, according to one of the boys' mothers.

It's at least the second time in recent months that students have not been allowed to attend a U.S. Catholic school because of their parents' sexual orientation, with the other instance occurring in Colorado.

The Massachusetts woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns about the effect of publicity on her son, said she planned to send the boy to third grade at St. Paul Elementary School in Hingham in the fall. But she said she learned her son's acceptance was rescinded during a conference call Monday with Principal Cynthia Duggan and the parish priest, the Rev. James Rafferty.

"I'm accustomed to discrimination, I suppose, at my age and my experience as a gay woman," the mother said. "But I didn't expect it against my child."

Expect it, these are Bible thumpers.

Read more here.

Philip Collopy: Short lived Idiot of the Day

A leader of a notorious criminal gang told onlookers that his Glock pistol wasn't loaded seconds before he put the gun to his head, pulled the trigger and killed himself.

Philip Collopy (29) fatally shot himself in front of a number of teenagers, including a youth who was on temporary release from a juvenile detention centre, an inquest was told yesterday.

The hearing at Limerick Coroner's Court was also told that moments before Collopy pointed the gun at his head, the well-known criminal said: "There is nothing in it, watch."

Read more here.

Facebook holds emergency meeting on how to f*ck over its users

Facing increasing pressure from the media and users, Facebook has called an all hands meeting tomorrow afternoon, at 4 PM Pacific, to discuss the company’s overall privacy strategy according to sources inside the company. Facebook has come under increasing scrutiny for a number of reasons and many were left with a sour taste in their mouth following a New York Times reader Q&A with Elliot Schrage, the company’s Vice President for Public Policy.

Bet it's not open to the public, guess privacy counts in some places.

Like Real Audio of old, its scummy behaviour can be traced to its not so scrupulous owner...

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Arizona gets even more vile

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.

State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.

Public schools should not be encouraging students to resent a particular race, he said.

"It's just like the old South, and it's long past time that we prohibited it," Horne said.

Gee, I wonder which culture will be taught...

Read more here.

Free speech under attack in Sweden

More religious thugs using force to silence those they don't agree with.

Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist whose sketch of the Prophet Muhammad enraged many Muslims, was head-butted today while giving a lecture about freedom of speech.

Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007, said he was assaulted by a man sitting on the front row as he spoke at the University of Uppsala, about 70 kilometers from Stockholm.

A spokesman for the Uppsala police said about 20 people tried to attack Vilks after interrupting his lecture, adding that the police had to intervene to stop them. Two people were detained.

Vilks was not immediately available to comment further. He says he has received death threats since his Prophet sketch.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The hard life of viking Olafa the Ambiguous

[the] paper on 'Viking Thomasinas' examines the use of female names developed directly from male names, similar to the more recent name Thomasina. Viking Age Scandinavia saw a remarkable surge in the creation of such names, reflecting in some cases a need for a new way of signalling relationships between female children and their fathers. In other cases, the female versions of new male names are actually more popular than the male originals, suggesting a more conservative attitude to naming boys than girls.

"Such conservatism is, in fact, still with us today.

Read more here.

Of course I can park here. I'm in "The Book"

Bland policy manual or secret bible of free parking — the public will be able to decide for itself at the next meeting of the government management committee at [Toronto] city hall.

City officials have been asked to produce the confidential document — which sets out instructions for staff on how and under what circumstances parking tickets can be cancelled — and will do so at the committee’s next meeting, May 20.

Until then, the city says it can’t comment on the document.

They're too busy destroying *every* *single* *copy*

Read more here.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Fuck off, don't call me. I'm NOT interested in whatever you are trying to sell.

Have a nice day

Miranda Devine: Twidiot of the Day

Some technology should have adult supervision when used by children...

WRITE-before-you-think microblogging site Twitter produced another media scandal yesterday when Fairfax columnist Miranda Devine levelled what some interpreted as a homophobic slur.

Devine, who tweets as @mirandadevine, got involved in an online altercation with another Twitter user over her weekend newspaper column, which took as its topic the sacking of fellow Fairfax columnist Catherine Deveny.

Tweeter @justinbarbour said to Devine: "You've had enough of attacking the gays for now i see. great thanks."

Devine fired back: "You've had enough of rogering gerbils I see. great. thanks."

Devine subsequently deleted her "gerbils" tweet, causing @justinbarbour to promptly post a screenshot of it on Twitter.

It started a storm of comment, users creating a separate topic name "rogeringgerbils".

Read more here.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Sue "Barter with Chickens" Lowden: Continuing Idiot of the Day

I think she needs to barter for a new wig.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Andrew Sullivan & Just For Men

Just a word for Andrew Sullivan, cause I know he reads this all the time.

Just For Men fools no one. Absolutely no one. In fact it draws more attention than if your beard was snow white.


It's not that bad. When it's thick it always looks darker. And my beard is actually pretty dark anyway. Am I sounding sad? Desperate?

Yes...and yes.

Florida AOK with sheep f*cking

From every angle, a ban on animal bestiality, long pushed by state prosecutors and animal rights activists, seemed poised to finally become law this year, with Republicans and Democrats in both chambers of the Florida Legislature joining forces to push it through.

Yet it failed.

What? You have got to be kidding me, Florida! What happened?

Its advocates say that in the political stew of a legislative session, the very outrageousness of the topic worked against it.

Read more here.

Machete for Arizona

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Sen. Joe Lieberman's citizenship-stripping bill

A revolting new bill is being tabled in the U.S.

By now you've heard that Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is proposing a new law that could potentially strip Americans of their citizenship if they're involved with foreign terrorist organizations.

Two things you should know about this: First, it isn't just some paranoid liberal nightmare. It's actually moving forward. Lieberman is going to hold a presser tomorrow to introduce the bill, I'm told, along with Rep. Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has already signaled he could support this.

Second, Lieberman's office has clarified to me how the law would work: It would empower the State Department to conclude -- on its own -- that Americans are conspiring with terror groups and should be stripped of their citizenship.

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Justin Bieber: Idiot of the Day

The Wilderness of Manitoba opt for clothes in latest publicity shot


And thank the Sun, Moon and Stars for that.

Anti gay oh so righteous Family Research Council founder George Alan Rekers caught with "rent boy"

The hypocrisy of these people is stunning.

Gives new meaning to the phrase "I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him."

On April 13, the "rent boy" (whom we'll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart.

That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera.

Who ever would have guessed these tired old closeted queens would be the greatest obstacle in the way to equality?

Read more here.

Eddie Izzard - Brilliant Britain

Anything that keeps conservatives away from power, I'm all for it.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Sen. Mike Bennett of Florida: Idiot of the Day

I didn't expect Sen Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, to like the fact that I reported on what I saw in plain view on the Senate floor last Thursday.

But within about an hour after publishing my story about the pornographic image we caught with our cameras on his computer, I got a threatening phone call from the senator blasting me for publishing his story.

"What kind of man are you?" he asked, then ascribed other attributes to my character such as "pathetic" and "voyeuristic".

"What kind of man sneaks over people's shoulders like that?" Bennett questioned.

One doing his job, moron.

Read more here.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Senator Nancy Ruth: Idiot of the Day

Hateful bullying from our awful conservative government.

Aid experts alarmed by Canada’s new anti-abortion stand in foreign policy have been advised to “shut the f--- up” or risk Prime Minister Stephen Harper taking even more harsh measures – abroad, or maybe even at home if abortion becomes an election issue.

“We’ve got five weeks or whatever left until G-8 starts. Shut the f--- up on this issue,” Conservative Senator Nancy Ruth told a group of international-development advocates who gathered on Parliament Hill on Monday to sound the alarm about Canada’s hard-right stand against abortion in foreign aid.

“If you push it, there will be more backlash,” Ruth said. “This is now a political football. This is not about women’s health in this country.”

Read more here.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: Idiot of the Day

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli apparently isn’t fond of wardrobe malfunctions, even when Virginia’s state seal is involved.

The seal depicts the Roman goddess Virtus, or virtue, wearing a blue tunic draped over one shoulder, her left breast exposed. But on the new lapel pins Cuccinelli recently handed out to his staff, Virtus’ bosom is covered by an armored breastplate.

When the new design came up at a staff meeting, workers in attendance said Cuccinelli joked that it converts a risqué image into a PG one.

The joke might be on him, said University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.

“When you ask to be ridiculed, it usually happens. And it will happen here, nationally,” he said. “This is classical art, for goodness’ sake.”

Read more here.

U.S. soldiers channel Lady Gaga