How Many Soldiers Are We Sending To Afghanistan?

The answer? No one knows for sure.  But that won’t stop people from speculating! The Atlantic: [T]he increase in troop strength will be about 25,000 The Atlantic (Again): [E]xpect the commander in chief to approve north of 20,000 additional troops Times Online: [A] surge of at least 25,000 new US troops The Guardian: [E]xpected to […]

A Bunch of Republicans Are Bitching About A Dinner They Weren’t Invited To

So, President Obama is throwing a big party for the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a bunch of Republicans aren’t invited – boo, hoo.  Is anyone surprised here?  Why would he invite a ton of Republicans? You don’t invite people to your party that you don’t like.  This is not complicated.  Yet, according to […]

These People Are Pussies

I have many opinions on trying the 5 alleged 9/11 conspirators in New York City.  I’m of the opinion that we should absolutely try them in a Federal Court, not military commissions.  I’m also of the opinion that all Terrorism related cases should be tried in Federal Courts and not military commissions. I assume it […]

8 Year Old British Kids Can Say Whatever They Want

When your 8 year old son asks you if there is a swear word worse than ‘Fuck’.  Your initial thought should not be ‘Yes’. Your first thought should be “Why the fuck are you saying the word ‘Fuck’?!  You’re eight fuckin’ years old!”  Let alone having a discussion with your child about whether or not […]

Mangino is Getting Investigated

Apparently University of Kansas football coach Jabba The Hutt Mark Magino is getting investigated by the university for  an “unspecified personnel issue.  Apparently “Mangino is alleged to have grabbed, yelled at and put his finger in the chest of a player who had been laughing at a walkthrough or practice prior to the Colorado game […]

2009 Oxford New American Dictionary Word Of The Year

I always like to look at the “new words” list that Oxford Dictionary puts out each year.  It’s usually somewhat nerdy and well, that’s me. Word of the Year – unfriend Is unfriend Word of the Year material? I dunno, perhaps.  I’ve heard the word used before, it’s a Facebook thing, but I don’t know […]

Stimulus Package Reporting Sometimes Completely Wrong, But That’s OK

So Barrett “Shared in Google Reader” a post about how there is some errant reporting on recovery.gov – the government’s website for publicly displaying how the money for that 787 billion dollar stimulus package that was passed in February 2009.  The website shows jobs created or saved due to the stimulus in many Congressional districts […]