Saturday, February 07, 2009

3M: the White House Energy Plan

Obama on the TV

Obama recently made a now-famous call to put a ceiling on corporate earnings when those corporations accept gov't money.

But what you may have missed is the 3M plastic-over-windows in the background.

3M Plastic Obama

Okay, it's not very obvious in stills. Check out the video:

So do we laud Obama's team for plasticating the windows in the White House, or do we rail them for not doing it well enough that it doesn't waver and show up in the shot?

You tell me.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Kid on Drugs (After the Dentist)

(via BoingBoing)

Is this gonna be forever?

New York and a Dragon!

I was reading this article about how shady New York Republican politics have been shitting on a man's sense of accomplishment and duty, when I ran into this paragraph:
A member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, he said he is being discriminated against because of his national origin and retaliated against for having sued the state.
Did you just see what I just saw?

That's right: Passamaquoddy

Yes, I did own this record/book as a child.

Pete's Dragon represent!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Magic Woodworkings of a Stimulus Plan

The stimulus plan has all the creeps coming out of the woodwork, most of them tossing everything - including the kitchen sink - at the Obama administration cause day wont day monies!
Las Vegas, which by some accounts already glitters, wants $2 million for neon signs.

Boynton Beach, Fla., is looking for $4.5 million for an "eco park" featuring butterfly gardens and gopher tortoises.

And Chula Vista, Calif., would like $500,000 to create a place for dogs to run off the leash.

These are among 18,750 projects listed in "Ready to Go," the U.S. Conference of Mayors' wish list for funding from the stimulus bill moving through Congress. The group asked cities and towns to suggest "shovel ready" projects for the report, which it gave to Congress and the Obama administration.
Let's just call bullshit on all that fuckery. Now and forever.

You want to dance around the money game? You want to propose projects the Federal Government should fund? Fine: line item how much it should cost and how many jobs it will create. If you get that money and do not create those jobs, you are accountable for creating those jobs within 2 months. If you do not create those jobs, you lose 50% of funding to the state until you do.

Accountability. How are we going to get anything done if it's just a bunch of liars and cheats?

Answer: we won't.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sarah PAC - Here We Go. Again.

Sarah Palin has started her own PAC with the stated purpose of "building America's future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation."

The actual purpose, of course, is part of the "Pack it in like Kobayashi" strategy so that in three years she can shit out an Alaska-sized hunk of political capitol all over America. Or that's one of the guesses. When asked what a PAC does, Palin only replied "Ms. Pac-Man is sooooo fun!"

SarahPAC Banner

Seriously, though, what's up with the logo? Alaska in the middle of the US?

The imagery represents:
  • Blowing an Alaska-sized hole in the breadbasket of America "'cause carbs just don't sit well on my hips."
  • "Alaska's big and America is big so that means I'm qualified to be President."
  • "When I'm President, this is the area we'll fence off for all America's enemies."
  • "Swimming pool!"
  • "I can see North Dakota from my house."

But those are just a couple thoughts. What are yours?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Kinda Like Tripping

Stare at this for the minute or so it runs, then look at stuff and you might get a 5% feeling of what it's like to trip for 20 seconds or so.

Don't watch if you have any issues with seizures!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Barack Obama - Fuck Yeah

Unexpectedly ran into this wonderousness earlier today.

Barack Obama Superman

Fuck yeah.

(via DothBrands via Inauguration)