America Turns Back on Supportive Iraqis, Now They’re Going to Die

Out of fear of importing terrorists, the US has stopped issuing visas to Iraqis who aided Coalition Forces. Wow, who saw that coming? The American Government refused to hold up its end of a bargain after it got what it wanted? That’s not the American Government that I grew up reading about in history class. Then again my public school didn’t have enough funds to give history to every student. So maybe this has happened before: Native Americans, Chile under Pinochet, Noriega in Panama, Iran Under Mohommad Mossadegh, and then again under the Shah, Afghanistan after the Russian Left, eventually the Libyan Rebels.

Bottom line there is little return on befriending America.

New York Times

So Proud

News of the World
Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

It makes me so proud to be an American, to know that we are not the only modern country in the world that has something so unbelievable to be ashamed of. Just when you think that this story cannot possibly get crazier – it does! Rather than simply summarizing this for you in a couple of sentences, I suggest you hit the link below and read the story.


South California – the 51st State

Split State
LA Times

I for one totally welcome the idea of splitting the West Coast monstrosity into two separate states. However, they need to throw LA County into the southern state. This would certainly give the people in North California a lot less to be ashamed of with Los Angeles out of the picture. My only problem is that 50 states has such a nice ring to it, so I propose a clause that says if this is to go through, then we give Texas back to Mexico.

LA Times

The Rocket Mistrial

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Not only did our government waste precious taxpayer dollars and time looking into performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball problem, they can’t even land a conviction. I love baseball, it’s by far my favorite major league sport in the United States. However, the fact the Congress wasted so much money and time investigating it makes me sick. The amount of issues our elected officials could be focusing on and the issues they actually do vary so greatly, it’s truly amazing that anything worthwhile comes out of our democratic republic.


Afghan President Karzai Climbs in His Half-Brother’s Grave

Some say he was heartbroken, others that it was Islamic tradition. I believe that if the bastard is anything like my half brother, he probably owes Karzai money or borrowed his iPod and never returned it. And then every time Karzai asked for it back he was like “What am I supposedĀ  to listen to when I work out?” and Karzai was like “When was the last time your fat dead ass worked out?” to which he replied “I worked out your wife last night.” Finally, Karzai said “Which one? The fat one, she’s all yours.”

But seriously, I am sorry for his loss.

USA Today

More Stimulus!

Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke (or Paul Giamatti..)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced today that more money into the economy is still an option at this time, to improve economic conditions in the United States. Good luck convincing Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, who actually believes unemployment is at 9.1% BECAUSE of the original stimulus (seriously, check his Twitter feed, July 5th). Please show me some research that displays an instance where stimulus money actually increases unemployment. On second thought, why don’t you just go cry about it.


Murdoch Gives Up TV Deal

Rupert Murdoch
Oli Scarff/Getty Images

In a not so shocking fashion, Rupert Murdoch and his empire walk away from a deal which would have expanded the News Corp brand even further into the tubes of the UK, by picking up the majority share of British Sky Broadcasting (he still has 39% of the shares). Still recovering from the News of the World fallout, Murdoch and his cronies are left with looking for new ways to improve business in the UK – possibly by selling off its UK newspaper business entirely. I wonder how Glenn Beck feels about all this?



Is Your Data Safe in Court?

Data Vault
Source: TechCrunch

A Colorado court will soon determine whether requiring defendants to enter passwords for encrypted data is permissible in a court of law, possibly setting the precedent for years to come. Should you care? probably not, but a lot of people will.

TechCruch Article



Basement Rob:
“I’d like to know the procedure for when I forget said password”