1. Qwerty says

    After listening to Sarah Palin say “guys and gals” on the Stephanie Miller program this week, the thought of a president Palin is scary. Time for me to pony up a donation for Obama.

  2. says

    Well, on a cosmological scale, Alaska is “next to” every country on Earth, the Earth being such a tiny little pale blue dot and all. So that means she’s qualified, right guys and gals?

    Obama/Biden 2008
    Because two minds are better than none.

    Please donate :)

  3. Spinoza says

    “Next to Russia”, while TECHNICALLY true, is a bit of a confused statement, since Russia is FUCKING BIG. And the part of Russia she’s “next to” has “next to” nobody living in it.

    Distance between Wasilla, Alaska, United States and Moscow, Russia, as the crow flies:

    4336 miles (6978 km) (3768 nautical miles)

    Initial heading from Wasilla to Moscow:
    north (355.5 degrees)
    Initial heading from Moscow to Wasilla:
    north (3.8 degrees)

    And for comparison:

    Chicago, Illinois, United States and Moscow, Russia, as the crow flies:

    4989 miles (8029 km) (4335 nautical miles)

    Initial heading from Chicago to Moscow:
    north-northeast (28.9 degrees)
    Initial heading from Moscow to Chicago:
    northwest (320.3 degrees)

    Oh my god! She’s 13% closer to the Kremlin than Obama is when he’s in Chicago! What a huge difference!

  4. Bodach says

    It has been said before on this blog but if you have a chance to see Roy Z. at any venue, do it. He is spectacular.

  5. Quiet_Desperation says

    At least they didn’t incorrectly identify Canada as a foreign country.

    Canada?? There is no such place, silly rabbit. It’s a myth, like Middle Earth, D’Hara, The Land and Australia.

  6. says

    Canada?? There is no such place, silly rabbit. It’s a myth, like Middle Earth, D’Hara, The Land and Australia.

    Or, say, the US troops sent into Pakistan to further foment hatred for the US and increase popular local support for terrorists fight ‘terra’.

    Totally imaginary.

    Now hush. America’s Next Top Model is on.

  7. says

    Reported without comment:

    “Christopher Michael Langan (born c. 1957) is an American autodidact whose IQ was reported by 20/20 and other media sources to have been measured at around 195.[1] Billed by some media sources as “the smartest man in America”,[2] he rose to prominence in 1999 while working as a bouncer on Long Island. Langan has developed his own “theory of the relationship between mind and reality” which he calls the “Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)”.[3][4]”

    “Langan is a fellow of the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design (ISCID),[21] a professional society which promotes intelligent design,[22] and has published a paper on his CTMU in the society’s online journal Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design in 2002.[23] Later that year, he presented a lecture on his CTMU at ISCID’s Research and Progress in Intelligent Design (RAPID) conference.[24] In 2004, Langan contributed a chapter to Uncommon Dissent, a collection of essays that question evolution and promote intelligent design, edited by ISCID cofounder and leading intelligent design proponent William Dembski.[25]

    Asked about creationism, Langan has said:

    “I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually compatible.”[14]

    Langan has said he does not belong to any religious denomination, explaining that he “can’t afford to let [his] logical approach to theology be prejudiced by religious dogma.”[14] He calls himself “a respecter of all faiths, among peoples everywhere.”[14]

  8. Luis says


    Thanks for continuing to link to Roy. We saw him at the Kirkland Performance Center on 9/5/08, and he performed “Sarah, Palin Comparison”. Satiric genius.

  9. Bob Carroll says

    Arrrh, Cuttlefish, ye’r the goods! But, me mateys, d’yu think Palin would be thinkin herself a Russian expert if they named the Bering Strait the Bering Gay? :-p

  10. clinteas says

    //Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States? //

    Scary thought,and the answer is No.The problem,however,is her 1/3 chance of ending up the actual President,THAT is what is at stake.

    //So President Bush, that son-of-a-pistol,
    Told Iraq the same thing that Levi told Bristol.//

    This so funny,I laughed for an hour….

    If Levi had the same sex ed as Bristol,it is to be feared that the concept of pulling out or any other means of not knocking your chick up in those long dark Alaskan nights when youre under the influence of anything you can get your hands on,was just unknown to him,as it would have been to her.

  11. jb says

    Remembering the Sixties, it wasn’t just Carlin, but there was a bumper sticker that stated: “Nixon, pull out like your father should have.” Bush 2 coulda used the same prophylactic treatment…

  12. Rey Fox says

    It’s worse than you think. In the Bering Strait, Big Diomede Island, belonging to the Russkies, is only TWO miles away from Little Diomede Island, Murrican soil! Mostly frozen soil, but still! STILL!

  13. sinned34 says

    Poll on PBS’ website has Republicans zerging it:

    Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?

    “Yes” is winning. Can we change that?

  14. The Cheerful Nihilist says

    #29 Poll

    Tricking computers is fun. I’m going to spend a few minutes voting.

    You, too, can vote just like a Republican does in the general election. Just clear your “private information” on your browser to get multiple “my vote counts more than yours” capability.

    Oh. Sorry. It’s only a poll.

  15. The Cheerful Nihilist says

    Errr. That should be “private data.” I’m not that computer literate, but I’m not running for president.

  16. David Marjanović, OM says

    Yes 50%
    No 46%
    Not Sure 2%

    Total Votes: 10622583

    Got that? Over ten and a half million votes. Someone is freeping it at the same time as other people are pharyngulating it. Bigtime.

  17. bago says

    It’s called a cookie. If you really want to spam the server you can write a 5 line C# app to click yes 500 times a second. Just drop the cookie header in the (assumed) POST request.