Here’s a very fun, funny and informative video By Tom Reimann from cracked, on conspiracy theories.
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE MUST CREDIT TWITCHY! The liberal-biased interwebs are putting conservatives in Twitter jail, maybe (or maybe not) but probably (but probably not), just for being conservatives, OH NOES!
Michelle Malkin, conservative keyboard-banging hero and founder of the the site with NINE PAID STAFFERS (or, ugh, maybe even more by now) who collect random tweets, mostly by Pat Sajak, and call it “the news wire of the 21st century,” is on to you, Twitter!
Sorry I didn’t get around to posting this earlier. I meant to, but I forgot. Doktor Zoom has an important message for Neo Confederates throughout the union,
One hundred fifty years ago today, the American Civil War ended with Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, which wasn’t a courthouse but a town named after a court house, and the actual house belonged to Wilmer McLean. This is generally considered a fortunate thing, since “The Surrender At Wilmer’s Place” would not look nearly as good on a commemorative print. The relentless romanticizing of the Southern cause — state’s rights, the Old Noble Ways, the Southern Aristocracy, and the Fight for Freedom for people of a certain pale hue — started well before the war, and the mere fact of Southern defeat did little to slow it. After all, what’s more romantic than a Lost Cause? It was a good enough reason for a delusional actor to shoot Abraham Lincoln just a week later, and it was a good enough pile of romantic mush to keep the Lost Cause ideology alive long after the Confederacy and all its leaders and followers were dead and in the ground.
If you’re in the mood for an awfully good thinky piece about the survival of Confederate ideology into a century when no one mourns other briefly existing nations of the 19th century — we’ll bet nobody has the flag of the Confederation of the Rhine (1806-1813) on a bumper sticker — check out this terrific essay in Politico Magazine by Euan Hague. Hague notes that it’s not just a benign interest in Southern genealogy that draws modern Confederate sympathizers to get passionate about putting the Confederate battle flag on state license plates, and also cautions that it shouldn’t be “simplistically understood solely as an exhibition of racism, although the power of the Confederate flag to convey white supremacist beliefs cannot be discounted.”
*Warning there’s a bit of immature mature language at the end.
Get a load of this guys! Doktor Zoom reports the only way Wonkette can,
As if you needed any further proof that there are extremists on both side of the abortion issue, consider the recent heinous attack launched on the anti-abortion website “LifeNews,” which was hit last week with a full-scale assault of glitter mailed in a letter. But it was threatening terrorist glitter, and proof that Both Sides Do It, although one side has been a bit more partial to firebombing clinics and shooting doctors, nurses, and receptionists dead.
The reaction from LifeNews was swift: They sent out a fundraising email Saturday with the subject heading “URGENT! Our office was bombed, we need your help!”
The fundraising letter explained that LifeNews has been targeted by multiple glitter bombings from a group calling itself “Glitter Bombs For Choice,” and detailed the devastating toll that the relentless attacks have taken:
Over the last few weeks, abortion activists have sent several glitter bomb letters to LifeNews, some with threatening messages. When our staff open the letters, glitter poured inside goes everywhere and makes a huge mess.
Doktor Zoom rips gun nut, and anti Muslim bigot Jan Morgan a new one, for thinking that Muslims are scary and the civil rights act doesn’t apply to her,
In a world where scary Muslims are cutting off heads every few minutes, and where scary Muslims are also just generally being scary all the time, it only makes sense to be scared of Muslims, and to keep your business safe from them. That’s why Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has declared her business to be a “Muslim-Free Zone.” She has a pretty good reason, too, which we’re sure will be very convincing to anyone who tries to argue that Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 might apply to her business:
This is not a coffee and donut shop. This is a live fire indoor shooting range. People come here to buy, rent, and shoot lethal weapons.
In the range, people are shooting guns in close proximity to each other, so my patrons depend on me and my discretion regarding who I allow to shoot beside them.
One mistake in judgement [sic] on my part could cost innocent people their lives.
Oh, sure, maybe her business is a “public accommodation,” but she has some pretty good reasons why Thomas Jefferson never meant the Civil Rights Act to apply to gun ranges.
*Note: I’m not sure, but she might have already changed her mind on this, since the link to the part of her webpage where she says she wasn’t going to serve Muslims doesn’t exist anymore. Maybe she talked to her lawyers and realized there’s no legal ground that she can do that
The dumbness of iPhone buyers and the success of Android now established, who should we go to for comment on Apple’s new phones?
One insider from an Apple rival, who spoke to me off the record, said of Apple’s iPhone 6…
Yes, let’s go to an off-the-record comment from an Apple competitor.
Bra. Vo. You actually just made the triple-breasted woman article have more journalistic value. That is no small feat.
Here are a couple of really good youtube science channels that I just found out about. They both were created by Henry Reich. He’s the sole creator of MinutePhysics and a co creator of MinuteEarth. They have a similar style, but deal with different subject matter.
With all the stupidity on Youtube, and the internet in general, its nice to know there are a few genuinely educational channels out there. This is made even more so, given the fact that most of what passes for “educational TV” nowadays is a joke. Television networks like the Discovery Channel often seem to care more about money than facts, and have even lied to scientists, to get them to appear on their dumb shows.
Both these youtube channels on the other hand, appear to be totally legit. They’re also family friendly, which is another positive thing about them. Both channels are great, especially if you have children who or interested in science, or if are a mom or dad who wants to spark your kid’s interest. The videos are also incredibly cute, and many of the videos include some nice humor if you watch the cartoon while listening.
First lets check out MinutePhysics
Here are just three videos he posted on that channel.
Why is the Solar System Flat?
Why are Stars Star-Shaped?
How to Find an Exoplanet
Now Lets checkout, MinuteEarth
Why is it Hot Underground?
The Secret Social Life of Plants
How to Build a Better City