Daddy, can you build us a crackhouse?   30/9/2009

For the spoilt brat who has everything. Except an 18-carat bollinger-bolshevik patronising view of the world. It’s such fun playing soup kitchens.

Looking for the perfect gift for the little girl who has everything, from her own pet llama to dramatic ski and swim vacations? If the little girl happens to be Chrissa, a character in the American Girl doll series, a homeless friend may just be the perfect accessory. And if you’re a real little girl, wouldn’t you just love a homeless friend, too? Or, better yet, a homeless friend doll, for a mere $95?

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Selecting a scientific result   29/9/2009

Warming alarmists’ hockey stick graph has been bent in more ways than one. If this is the best they can do to bolster their case, they clearly don’t have much of substance in the knapsack. It’s all the buzz in sceptical circles today. Follow the links from Watts Up With That:

3- Years go by. McIntyre is still stymied trying to get access to the original source data so that he can replicate the Mann 1998 conclusion. In 2008 Mann publishes another paper in bolstering his tree ring claim due to all of the controversy surrounding it. A Mann co-author and source of tree ring data (Professor Keith Briffa of the Hadley UK Climate Research Unit) used one of the tree ring data series (Yamal in Russia) in a paper published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 2008, which has a strict data archiving policy. Thanks to that policy, Steve McIntyre fought and won access to that data just last week.
4- Having the Yamal data in complete form, McIntyre replicates it, and discovers that one of Mann’s co-authors, Briffa, had cherry picked 10 trees data sets out of a much larger set of trees sampled in Yamal.
5- When all of the tree ring data from Yamal is plotted, the famous hockey stick disappears. Not only does it disappear, but goes negative. The conclusion is inescapable. The tree ring data was hand picked to get the desired result.
These are the relevant graphs from McIntyre showing what the newly available data demonstrates.

UPDATE — Thanks to Tim Blair

James Delingpole at the feels the alarmists’ pain:

For the growing band of AGW “Sceptics” the following story is dynamite. And for those who do believe in Al Gore’s highly profitable myth about “Man-Made Global Warming”, it will no doubt feel as comfortable as the rectally inserted suicide bomb that put paid to an Al Qaeda operative earlier this week.

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Shot back and sides   26/9/2009

They mean business when they give you a clip at this hairdresser.

Get a haircut, get a chance on an AK-47 rifle; that’s the offer from a Louisville barbershop.
A customer at the Okolona barbershop will win a Romanian made AK-47

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Pussy premiership   

A chill of apprehension in the air in Geelong today matches the frigid south-westerly howling in from what’s known locally as the Pleurisy Plains.
Memories of last year’s unexpected capitulation to Hawthorn are fresh enough to be painful and doubts linger in the most fervent Cats’ eyes.
Me, I’ve no doubts. The Cats by 49 points. On the bit. They thrashed Collingwood, didn’t they?
Gawdalmighty, a free kick for demonstrable dissent towards a goal umpire!!!! It’s a friggin’ Grand Final FFS. What’s he supposed to say? “I say old boy, I do believe I touched that ball.” Bloody political correctness has now infected footy. Umpires are there to be abused. The world is stuffed.
FURTHERMORE: What’s with these try-hard flourescent maggots attempting to buddy-up to players by addressing them as if they are mates? The great umpires, like Geoff Crouch who did it all by themselves, referred to them in the manner of “your free kick number 29″, not “yours, Gazza”. Bloody control freaks trying, but never having a snowball’s in hell, to be one of the boys. Krudd clones, the lot of them.
Told you they’d win. As to my margin prediction, a combination of myth-shattering weather and atrocious umpiring has to be worth at least 37 points. Unfortunately, such a plea meets deaf ears at FootyBet.

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Lengthy weight   25/9/2009

News to make your eyes water:

The device got stuck, and he couldn’t remove it. The penis had blackened and swollen to five times its normal size, authorities said. In order to remove the ring, firefighters had to use a saw to cut through it.

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Busting out   24/9/2009

Swedish women didn’t expect to achieve battlefield equality through bra-burning.

Flimsy military brassieres are unable to stand up to the strains imposed when female Swedish troops perform “rigorous exercises”, routinely bursting open or even catching fire – so forcing busty young conscripts to hurriedly strip off in the field.

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California dreamin’   

Adding a new dimension to Mamas and Papas:

Mackenzie Phillips is claiming in her new book, High on Arrival, that on the eve of her 1979 wedding she slept with her musician father, John Phillips. “My father was not a man with boundaries,” writes the actress, who is appearing on Oprah this afternoon. “He was full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.”

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Bleak future   21/9/2009

More depressing news from the People’s Republic of Britain:

Incredibly, more than a quarter of British children are now raised in single-parent families – and nine out of ten of them are headed by women.
Children with one parent, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, are more likely to have behavioural problems, to do less well at school, have sex earlier, suffer from depression and turn to drugs and heavy drinking.

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Swede turn-up   20/9/2009

“Ja, Ja,” mutter the descendants of Vikings.

“Swedish dads are tragic with all their nappy-changing and equality,” wrote Anka, 38, the star of a television reality show about Swedish women married to wealthy Americans. “American dads do not prepare dinner and do not iron, they work and provide for their families.” In America, “men are men and women are women”.
She added that it was the woman’s role to keep the man sexually satisfied. “If she does not, then she only has herself to blame if he is unfaithful,” said Anka, whose husband is 29 years her senior.

Seems the voice of reason is overdue in the land of the softcock left.

Anka’s intervention coincided with reports of a man using a pump on his nipples to stimulate lactation in the hope of being able to breastfeed.

Anka’s comments have sparked angry opposition, as expected, and some endorsement:

“The emasculation of men has gone too far,” said another commentator. “The Vikings used to go to foreign lands, fight and bring back the bacon. Today they are a bunch of salad-eating, tight-pants-wearing homo sapiens.”

That commentator should be careful, Swedish authorities get tough on vilification. Sometimes:

As for Swedish legal action against anti-Semitism, context is key. In January 2002, for instance, a district court sentenced neo-Nazi Fredrik Sandberg to six months in prison for publishing a Third-Reich-era pamphlet (“The Jewish Question”). But four years later, the official who initiated that case (Swedish Chancellor of Justice Göran Lambertz) discontinued an investigation into the Stockholm Central Mosque regarding its distribution of tapes that encouraged Muslims to kill Jews, described therein as “the brothers of apes and pigs.” His legal justification? “[Such statements] should be judged differently–and therefore be regarded as permissible–because they were used by one side in an ongoing and far-reaching conflict where calls to arms and insults are part of the everyday climate in the rhetoric that surrounds this conflict.”

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Criminal mind   

Politically correct lefties must thank their lucky stars there’s a criminal class out there. The crims reassure the commos that there is one strata of society even more stupid than them.

Shaheed Wright feared police were closing in on him, authorities say, so he hid his bags of cocaine in his son’s jacket pockets, telling the child that it was candy.
And when the boy arrived at his daycare center in Newark on Friday morning, he did what any other 4 year old might: The boy handed the white powder out to his friends.

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Breath of fresh air   

Wouldn’t it be terrific if this bloke’s achievements spawned a wave of imitators in these parts?

Peter Davies is not wealthy. He is a retired religious studies teacher, but as the Mayor of Doncaster, an English Democrat elected in June at the height of the MPs expenses debacle, he is already putting Cameron’s ideas to the test. Davies slashed his own salary from £73,000 to £30,000, disposed of the mayor’s chauffeur-driven Toyota Prius and plans to cut the number of the town’s councillors from 63 to 21.
“People are suspicious of anyone in local government,” he says. “I thought, let’s go back to the days when public service was important and people gave of themselves to the town, show the people of Doncaster that I’m here to serve them and not in it for any self-gain. Here’s a different agenda, one that appears to coincide with what the man on the Clapham omnibus is thinking.”

He’s already given the vapors to a “diversity” empire-builder, branded global-warming alarmism a “scam” and revealed he plans to sack six trade union bosses who somehow manage to get paid by his council.
As they say in those parts — more power to his elbow.

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Try-hard does the nana   

What a nasty piece of work we have leading this country. He lies about his upbringing, pervs on strippers, eats his earwax and abuses underlings with the foulest of language. If he were a normal Joe he’d be the detested plonker in the corner of the bar drinking with the flies.

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There’s always next . . .   

Well, the Pies did what they do best: shatter dreams, break hearts and, bloody hell, plant a puny seed of hope for next season.

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Whittling away at untruths   19/9/2009

The inimitable Bill Whittle shoots down some myths and lies spread about his country. Some, unbelievably, are embraced by his President.
Whittle is exceptional. His opponents are “hollow, soulless people who cannot tolerate a belief in something good.”

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Not wrong, just a variable conclusion   

Stupid socialists have driven Britain to hell in a handcart, yet still they produce idiocy as public policy. And be warned, similar folly will eventually reach our shores.

Labour’s exam watchdog has banned the word “error” to stop it undermining public confidence in school tests.

And Obama wants to adopt socialist Britain’s screwy national health system.

A young woman died in hospital after waiting almost two hours for a blood transfusion that could have saved her.
Sally Thompson, 20, bled to death after a doctor accidentally punctured her jugular vein during a bungled procedure.

Hiring extra help doesn’t seem to work, either.

A hospital which flew in Scandinavian surgeons to reduce waiting times is being sued after it was alleged that one third of the operations carried out were botched.

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Hungry’s Stalag-bound   

This had ‘em roaring down at the local last night.

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Taking the crap   18/9/2009

Humourless econuts have just given a very funny man a load of new material:

The simmering war that has long been waged between environmentalists and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson escalated today when seven women from the pressure group Climate Rush arrived at his £2m Cotswolds house and dumped six bags of horse manure on his drive and front lawn.

Hmmm, they dump sh-t, because he takes the p-ss.

His attitude to nature is also eccentric. He has questioned why Britain has so many hills, proposed that great white sharks should be eaten to extinction, been excited at the thought of Birmingham being covered by a glacier, rammed a car into a tree and driven up Ben Tongue, a Scottish mountain, in a 4×4.

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Hot Pies   16/9/2009

Here’s a timely jest:

Two Aussie blokes, Kev and Bruce die at the same time and find
themselves in Hell. The Devil pays them a visit to see how they’re
getting on and finds them in shorts and t-shirts, enjoying a BBQ….

“Is this place not hot enough for you?” asks the Devil.

Bruce says “Oh mate..we’re from Australia …we love the heat.
It’s just like a summer’s day.”

Feeling angry, the Devil decides he’ll fix these two and turns the heat
up to maximum. Everywhere in Hell, people are wailing and moaning from
the heat and satisfied with the result, the Devil decides to check back
in on the two Aussies.

He’s furious to find Kev and Bruce flipping the snags on the barbie,
knocking back a couple of stubbies in their thongs and singlets,
laughing and chatting.

“How can you guys be comfortable in this heat?” screams the Devil.
Everyone else in Hell is absolutely miserable, but you two are actually
enjoying it!”

“Awww come on mate…says Kev. I spent last summer in Darwin . It’s
actually nice to have some dry heat for a change”

The Devil storms off, scheming how to fix these two. After thinking
about it for a while he hits on an idea. If the two Aussies love the
heat so much, he’s gonna turn it all off, which he does. After a night
without heat, Hell is 40 below. Icicles are hanging off the roof and if
the residents were unhappy about the heat, they are now bitterly
miserable from the cold.

The next morning the Devil checks back in on the two Aussies. He finds
them jumping for joy, laughing and carrying on like they’re having the
time of their lives. The Devil is beside himself with rage and screams
“WHAT IS GOING ON? How can you two be happy about this?”

Kev says…Mate, don’t you know?

Hell’s frozen over!…

Collingwood must have won the Premiership!

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Abuse is all he’s got   13/9/2009

Poor old Bob Brown. Confronted with the consequences of leftwing policy, he can only utter abuse.
With the interception of a third people-smugglers’ vessel in a week the Coalition has suggested there is a risk of up to 10,000 asylum-seekers heading to Australia by boat every year.
It’s an issue of great concern and if the Coalition estimate has any accuracy it deserves informed and rational discussion, aimed at a realistic solution.
Is Senator Brown ready to come to the ideas table and contribute?
No way. Just as his counterparts screech “denier” at manmade warming sceptics and “racist” at multiculture critics, Brown comes out today with that tiredest of weary cliches. The Coalition is “dog-whistling”, he says.
Not a word on what he or his party would do, just mindless abuse.
The irony is that although the phrase and its meaning is known to the political class, the average Joe hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about.

A certain troll who seems to spend many hours reading and replying to this blog has visited again with foul-mouthed abuse of another commenter. He’s banned.

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Shotty packin’ mama   

There’s a kid on the way and she better do what her mum says.

Fairley is six and a half months pregnant. So, she says she yelled down at Justin Delhomme, he walked out of the house and she grabbed a shotgun. In the street, Fairley confronted the 18 year old. “He pulled a gun on me, and I told him, ‘You know, you need to put that away before I shoot you because mine’s bigger,’ and he put it back in his pocket.”

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