Friday, July 21, 2006


My computer is dead, long live my next computer.

Which I won't get until next week, so make due with the blogs in the blogroll 'til then.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

No Blogging Tomorrow

Too hot to blog (again), so I'm going to Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester.

Regular blogging will resume on Tuesday.

What's Missing From This Story?

Image courtesy Suburban Guerrilla

WaPo: Temperatures Hit Upper 90s Coast to Coast

CHICAGO -- Temperatures soared into the upper 90s and higher Sunday from coast to coast, bringing out heat warnings, wilting athletes and driving others into the shade.

The choking heat was expected to continue for the next few days, and the hot air was moving toward the East Coast, meteorologists said.

Read the whole article, and if you haven't already guessed the answer, check the comments.

Evangelicals Think The End Is Near

Image courtesy All Hat, No Cattle

And they're excited! Sick fucks. The good news, when the Rapture happens, we get all their stuff. (The tagline of poster Hummingbird on dailykos.)

dailykos: "Rapture Ready Christians" cheer new war!

A great many of America's "Christians" are cheering this lovely little brand-new war in the Mideast:

I too am soooo excited!! I get goose bumps, literally, when I watch what's going on in the M.E.!! And Watcherboy, you were so right when saying it was quite a day yesterday, in the world news, and I add in local news here in the Boston area!! Tunnel ceiling collapsed on a car and killed a woman of faith, and we had the most terrifying storms I have ever seen here!! But, yes, Ohappyday, like in your screen name , it is most indeed a time to be happy and excited, right there with ya!!

The Talent Show: America's Most Popular Cult

For some of America's evangelical extremists, however, a bloody, drawn-out war in the Middle East is a cause for celebration (via C&L) :

"For the first time in my Christian walk, I have no doubts that the day of the Lords appearing is upon us. I have never felt this way before, I have a joy that bubbles up every-time I think of him, for I know this is truly the time I have waited for so long. Am I alone in feeling guilty about the human suffering like my joy at his appearing some how fuels the evil I see everywhere. If it were not for the souls that hang in the balance and the horror that stalks man daily on this earth, my joy would be complete."
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"How can we not be excited, our redeemer cometh. We should pray always for the lost. But he is coming. Amen Amen ever so come lord Jesus."
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"Ready, waiting and excited here! Still telling others whenever possible that the rapture could take place at any time because this world is in such a big MESS and evidently it goes through one ear and right out the other."
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"I am excited beyond words that the struggle of this life may be over soon and I can finally be FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!"

Don't Be Stupid

Another great political poster, from Bring It On! via Dependable Renegade.

Holy Joe Has His Supporters

From Jesus' General

It's Called a Friedman, Frank Rich

Frank Rich, NYTimes: Virtual Leadership (From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You ‘Axis of Evil’) (TimesSelect wall, or here, or here)

Last week, the American ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, allowed that there would be “adjustments” to the plan and that the next six months (why is it always six months?) would be critical.

Guess Frank didn't want to piss off his colleague, Six Months Friedman.