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June 24, 2011

Overnight Thread-TGIF Edition [CDR M]

Evening Moron Nation! Another crappy week put to bed. I'm still in a funk from the Afghanistan announcement. Some interesting stuff has come out though. For example, take this article from The Atlantic, Gates Beats Out Petraeus In Fight Over Afghanistan Withdrawal.

The initial set of Afghan discussions had been marred by a series of leaks that infuriated Obama and led the president to accuse his military advisers of trying to box him in politically. Earlier this year, as the administration began to gear up for the withdrawal debate, Gates and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon sent out word informally that any leaks would be interpreted by the president as insubordination and as an attempt to improperly influence public opinion.

My, my. Nice to see the President taking leaks seriously. Well, at least when it's in HIS best interest. Never mind all the other leaks coming out about everything else (like the Bin Laden raid) that have actually had a negative impact on National Security. Those are OK 'cuz you know we gotta tell everyone that you know who was teh man, teh one to take down Bin Laden. I don't recall ever hearing President Bush do something like this, you know, sending out word that talking out of school will be seen as insubordinate. Don't get me wrong, it is and shouldn't be done, but if we are gonna have some standards, then let's apply it equally across the board. Of course, if he did that, Joe Biden would be out of a job.


Ok, how about a little war pron then? Here is some video of some Apaches forward deployed doin' what they do best. Puttin' 30 mike-mike on target.


According to Mr. Farrakhan, The White Man Made Obama Bomb Libya. Um, Obama is the President no? He's doing this all on his own there Louis unless you are implying that he is being manipulated by someone say like George Soros? Farrakhan's little rant would probably fit right into this montage of scenes from Undercover Brother.


Well, the video for Weird Al's latest song is finally out. It's his take on Lady Gaga and it's pretty funny. Not as good as Amish Paradise though but pretty entertaining.


Hopefully, Lady Gaga is on the way out in terms of popularity. Her album sales are plummeting fast and I think her schtick is getting pretty old.


I know Kratos has been on cloud nine since Tuesday when this trailer for Footloose came out. I heard he has already started a line for the first showing of it in PA. I keed Kratos, I keed! Seriously though, it looks like a direct remake and the only thing missing is Kenny Loggins music. Looks lame.


A very strange and sad story and a possible glimpse into the future of our own Obamacare. Woman Has Chest Pains And Is Pronounced Dead But Wakes Up At Her Funeral Only To Die 12 Minutes Later. Only in Russia. For now.


I call BS on this. Someone is selling a candle that smells like the NY Times. Here is the description:
The scent of the candle is newsy, with hints of guaiacwood, cedar, musk, and spice. Characterized by "a powdery note and velvet nuance," the scent is meant to mimic the aroma of black ink on newsprint.
I think it should probably smell like something else if it was going to be accurate. The kicker, it costs $65.00!! Wouldn't it be cheaper to like buy the actual paper and just leave it out?



Heh. The 12 Craziest Swimsuits. Poor Ariel. She's about to be a snack.


This could come in handy when the apocalypse is upon us and you are out of ammo and are back to using a bow and arrow to survive. 7 Deadliest Arrow Poisons On Earth.

It only takes 150 micrograms of poison from P. bicolor to kill an adult human, while the more toxic P. terribilis has caused fatalities just through people touching it. It is so toxic that chickens and dogs can die if they have contact with paper towel that has in turn been in contact with the frog. A single P. terribilis frog contains enough venom to kill 10,000 mice or two bull elephants! To this day, tribes found in western Colombia, such as the Noanamá Chocó and Emberá Chocó, use the poison extracted from these frogs. Interestingly, in captivity all dart frogs loose their toxicity; they need chemicals, most likely from food found in the wild, to remain poisonous.


Probably the best orange juice commercial ever. Period. Hands down. Two bits up!


Interesting. The LA Times rejoices that Census data reveals that "non-traditional" households are on the rise in CA. They are giddy with the rise in number of gay families but kinda gloss over the fact that the majority of the rise in "non-traditional" households is more due to the fact that there are more single parent families out there and those tend to be poorer and statistics show that those children are more likely to end up involved in criminal acts. How is that good for the children?

Some kick ass planes in this picture. Which one would you choose? I think I'm partial to the P-38.


That's all I got for tonight. Enjoy.

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