Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Coming soon to America!

I don't think its too wacky to think that this headline may someday appear in the United States- just replace Putin with the President's name (or perhaps US Rep. Bob Etheridge) and there you go. Instant future headline for some unlucky Tea Bag Party member or critical thinking dissenter.

Police seize 100,000 anti-Vladimir Putin books

Russian police seized 100,000 copies of a book critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that activists planned to hand out at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vuvuszel Horn Sickness

I tried to watch my first World Cup soccer game yesterday. I had heard about the vuvuszel horn craziness, but I hadnt ever heard one. After 10 minutes of watching the game and hearing the constant buzz of the horns I started to feel a bit dizzy and stick to my stomach.

No more World Cup for me.

Here's an interesting article from The Guardian/UK:

World Cup 2010: BBC may offer vuvuzela-free matches

South Africa defends plastic horns which have sparked global debate over loud drone and are selling out in Britain

The BBC was investigating the possibility of transmitting an alternative "vuvuzela free" version of its World Cup coverage tonight, as the fierce debate over the buzz of the horn looked set to be heading for football grounds all over Britain.

As players, fans and coaches weighed in on whether the loud drone of the plastic horns was an annoying irritant or joyful expression of African culture, South African organisers hit back and encouraged visiting fans to export them back to their own countries.

At the same time, fans in Britain have been snapping up the horns at the rate of one every two seconds and suppliers claimed the UK had been gripped by "vuvuzela fever".

"Vuvuzelas are here to stay and will never be banned," said Rich Mkhondo, a spokesman for the local World Cup organising committee. "People love the vuvuzelas around the world. Only a minority are against vuvuzelas."

And yet again... I'm in the minority.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Coming Dictatorship

Before you play this video, first imagine a new world, a new Peoples Republic of America. Then, imagine you or someone else walking down the street with a video camera running. Suddenly- like in North Korea- a powerful party leader sees you and gets in your face. Who are you? What are you doing? You must tell me! Show me your papers!

Now play this video and realize what this country is coming to... this was posted on YouTube on June 14, 2010, and shows a United States congressman who is obviously acting out his fantasy that he and the federal government have absolute power over the masses.

If he's not thrown out on his ass by the people of North Carolina and the members of the US Congress within 30 days, you'll know its too late to save the country.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Interesting Quote of the Day

Interesting quote of the day:

"During an interview on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, Rabbi David Nesenoff, known for exposing Helen Thomas’s anti-Semitic views, informed viewers that, up until now, he has considered himself to be a liberal Democrat – who even opposed the Iraq War and supported Barack Obama – but now asserts that...

"I have to really reevaluate liberal and conservative and really find out where I stand because I think I've been a little blind."