Apocalypse Meow!

March 25, 2009

I love Japanese anime: it can be weird, hilarious, wonderful, moving, and grotesque — sometimes all in the same film. And if this trailer is any indication, Apocalypse Meow may be near the top of the list:

American Special Forces bun-buns versus evil jihadi camels — and all in Japanese! It doesn’t get better than this. Hiro

And in case you’re wondering about the titles, "Apocalypse Meow" is the US title, while "Cat Shit One" is the title of the Japanese manga.

(hat tip: The Jawa Report)


Wednesday Link Fiesta

March 25, 2009

Busy day today, so I’m going to leave you with some links of interest. You lucky people. Party

From the Department of Stupid Euphemisms, we have a new name for the War on Terror: it’s now the Overseas Contingency Operation! Yay! That’s "OCO," which rhymes with "loco." Personally, I thought "War on Terror" was dumb, since terror is a method and one doesn’t make war on a method, and it’s hard to fight a war when one refuses to clearly define the enemy. For the record, I prefer "The Jihadi War," since that tells us exactly whom we’re fighting, or Roggio’s "The Long War," since it at least recognizes this is likely a multi-generational conflict. More from Sister Toldjah.

According to one of devalued Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s top environmental advisers, to save the Earth the UK population must fall to 30 million. No problem, you only have to get rid of half of Britain. But why stop there? Why not go all the way and sign up with the Human Extinction Movement? You’ll be doing Mother Gaea a favor. Silly

From the Heritage Foundation, a telling graph of the Bush vs. Obama deficits. Now, will the president stop trying to blame the mess he’s creating on the last guy? Well? Waiting

Hearing Pat Toomey’s footsteps closing behind him, occasionally-Republican Senator Arlen Specter has come out against stripping workers of the right to a secret ballot. For now.

In the New York Times, a now-former AIG executive quits tells the company and the government to go to Hell. Well, what did they expect, creating phony outrage over the AIG bonuses and directing it at the people who didn’t create the problem (Congress and the administration did), but are needed to fix it or at least control the damage? Great job, Mr. President! Applause

Continuing our march toward socialism, a Maryland senator has proposed a federal takeover of newspapers, bailing out a dying industry in return for control over their editorial voice. Washington, Adams, and Jefferson are all spinning like tops in their graves.

And, for our WTF Moment of the Day, we present former President Jimmy Carter, who thinks it was un-Christian to fight the Civil War. Words fail me.

Finally, Noemie Emery asks "Aren’t we glad we didn’t elect Sarah Palin?" Yes, it is very much tongue in cheek, and very much worth reading.

BONUS LINKS: I haven’t bashed the junk science of Global Warming in a while, so here are a few for your education and entertainment:

See y’all later tonight or tomorrow! Dancing


I have a new hero

March 25, 2009

"You are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government." Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan scores three, nothing but net:

Maybe the Republicans should borrow MEP Hannan for the next response to one of PBO’s speeches. Not worthy

(hat tip: Fausta)

LINKS: Sister Toldjah


Epic Personnel Fail

March 25, 2009

Another Obama nominee to the Treasury withdraws.

Sixty-five days after the President’s inauguration and after telling us repeatedly that we’re in the worst crisis since the Great Depression, Secretary Timothy "Turbo-Tax" Geithner is still the only confirmed high-level official at Treasury, which should be the lead agency in this mess. Seventeen positions are still unfilled. But PBO has shown himself in no great hurry to fulfill his responsibility to staff the department, preferring instead to fill out his NCAA tournament brackets for ESPN. It’s gotten to the point that the British are complaining that there’s no one to answer the phones at Treasury.

Any manager this complacent and lackadaisical about staffing at a troubled corporation would soon be out of a job. But PBO has a guaranteed four-year deal.

Maybe the epic fail is ours. Doh