Archive for ◊ September, 2006 ◊

Evolution of Communism
Saturday, September 30th, 2006 | Author:

The flag of the Soviet Union was previously the icon that represented Communism.

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I’m fairly convinced that the flag below is the current representation of global Communism…

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 The flag of the European Union.

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Moderate Moslem
Friday, September 29th, 2006 | Author:

According to Charles Johnson at LittleGreenFootballs, a  “Moderate Moslem” is the one who shows up after the infidel surrenders, and tells him how smart and sensitive he was to comply with the Moslem murderer’s demands.

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What My Mother Taught Me
Friday, September 29th, 2006 | Author:

Another great one from StrangeCosmos:

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE: “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside — I just finished cleaning!”

2. My mother taught me RELIGION: “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

4. My mother taught me LOGIC: “Because I said so, that’s why!”

5. My mother taught me FORESIGHT: “Be sure you wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.”

6. My mother taught me IRONY: “Keep laughing and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

7. My mother taught me about OSMOSIS: “Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”

8. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM: “Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!”

9. My mother taught me about STAMINA: “You’ll sit there ’til all that spinach is finished.”

10. My mother taught me about WEATHER: “It looks as if a tornado swept through your room.”

11. My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS: “If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you, would you listen then?”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY: “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times — don’t exaggerate!!!”

13. My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: “Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY: “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”

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Interesting New Messaging Service via Internet
Thursday, September 28th, 2006 | Author:

Pinger is “instant” voice messaging for your mobile phone…  You can sign up with this free service to send voice messages directly to someone instantly — no ringing, no greetings, no lengthy prompts. It’s somewhat like sending text messages to a phone but you use your voice.   As their web site (www.pinger.com) claims: “It’s mobile like text messaging, but with more personality.”

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For Fans of the Simpsons
Thursday, September 28th, 2006 | Author:

For those of you fans of The Simpsons, you can find every episode from the 18 seasons of series in Flash format at the http://www.allsimps.com website.

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Talking Dog
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 | Author:

This is another funny one from Sam Greenwood…

A guy is driving around Tennessee and he sees a sign in front of a house: “Talking Dog For Sale.” He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a Blood Hound sitting there.

“You talk?” he asks.

“Yep,” the Hound replies.

“So, what’s your story?”

The Hound looks up and says, “Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA  about my gift, and in no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one  figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running.”

“But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t  getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.” “I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.”

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

“Ten dollars,” the guy says.

“Ten dollars? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?”

“Because he’s a liar. He never did any of that crap.”

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Jury Duty
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 | Author:

Well, guess who was summoned for jury duty?  The Montgomery Country courts have decided that once again I should appear before the court to become a prospective juror in a criminal case…  If I was retired like my father, I might actually find this intriguing.  However, I have to work for a living and my experience with the legal process is that it is always “hurry up and wait”.

Since I’m a good citizen, I showed up yesterday morning at 8:30am at the courthouse with approximately 40 other folks and waited for the slow legal process to unfold.  Around 10:00am we were told that there was a legal technicality that needed to be addressed, and we were released for the day… the Bailiff then proceeded to tell everyone that we may still be on-call, so we needed to check again on Tuesday morning.

Since there is no phone contact or voice mail, I emailed in my request to be excused from any potential follow-on… Believe it or not, I really do have to travel out of town on business.

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Defining Equality
Monday, September 25th, 2006 | Author:

I wrote previously about how much I disdain the State of Michigan for its support of Affirmative Action.  Interestingly enough, the student that took the University of Michigan all the way to the US Supreme Court to challenge Affirmative Action is behind an initiative to put the definition of equality on the ballot for Michigan voters.  George Will writes an excellent article in RealClearPolitics about the attempts by Liberal organizations in Michigan to challenge the measure from appearing on the November ballot.  Even though there were over 500,000 Michigan citizens that signed a petition to have it appear on the ballot, the left-wing organizations are attempting to have it disallowed on technicalities.

This is a vote we’ll have to watch…

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The Democratic Party and the Jews
Sunday, September 24th, 2006 | Author:

In a recent article in the American Thinker, Ed Lasky explores the history of the American Jew’s devotion to the Democratic Party.  He notes that many years ago: “The [Democratic] Party was seen as one that had offered help to the doomed Jews of Europe, opposed prejudice, and supported the fledgling state of Israel… Conversely, the Republican Party was perceived to be a WASP enclave, isolationist in its outlook, and weak on support for Israel”.

The author notes that these traditions have clearly changed: “Developments in the Democratic Party bode ill for the Jewish people… The rank and file of the Party has become increasingly anti-Semitic and support for Israel has noticeably fallen.”   Furthermore, a recent NBC polls shows that Republicans sympathize more with Israel than Arab states by an overwhelming 84% compared to just 43% of Democrats.

You should read the entire article where Lasky lists the multitude of anti-semitic Democrats, including John Dingell of Michigan, Jimmy Carter of goofy land, and their friends Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.

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Teaching Mathematics in the United States
Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 | Author:

The evolution of teaching math in the US since the 1950s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950 — A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math In 1960 — A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1970 — A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980 — A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990 — A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)

6. Teaching Math In 2006 — Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la producciones es $80.

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