Sunday, April 6, 2008

Quick Hits

John McCain has a wicked sense of humor. Here he is on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, at the motel where the slaying occurred, giving a memorial speech in honor of the revered civil rights leader. Wait...who is that holding his umbrella..? Oh yeah, a black man.


Jesse "The Clown" Ventura is one of the biggest nothings of American politics in recent memory. But back in the late 90's and early oughts it was hip to dig him, when as governor of Minnesota he was known for such unique insights as, "Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers". Somehow I was able to resist his wit and charm and pretty much thought he was an overrated goober who should have stopped at navy seal. Now that I learn he is a 9/11 truther , which by default means he believes the U.S. government blew up the World Trade Center, I think my assessment of him was too kind. In addition to being an overrated goober, he's weak-minded.


Listen kids, when it comes to the mainstream media, it's not what they tell you that leaves you misinformed so much as what they don't tell you. For instance, according the climate experts, 80-90% of predicted global warming will be the result of heat released from the world's oceans. So after years of doom and gloom from Al Gore and the rest of the left about the climate crisis, a reasonable person may think it big news if, say, the most recent data collected by the NASA Aqua Project showed that not only have the world's oceans NOT gotten warmer, but have actually experienced a cooling trend over the last several years. So much for the climate change computer models. Anyway, I'm betting that if the data had shown even the slightest increase in ocean temps the media would have been so busy broadcasting the final days of life on earth that we would have never heard of Obama's preacher.


I don't have the stomach (figuratively speaking, of course) to get into it now, but if you want to know why British Muslim girls are disappearing without a trace, check out this story from Der Spiegel.


Ok, let's end on a high. Here's a limerick I found in a Reader's Digest when I was in the eighth or ninth grade that for some reason has stuck with me for over thirty years. I think that means it's great.

There once was a man from Yuma,
Who told an elephant joke to a Puma;
Now his skeleton lies,
Under hot western skies;
The Puma had no sense of huma.


The Archduke of Arrogance said...

I don't mean to contradict the idea that you had Jesse Ventura figured out from the beginning, but I remember when you used to wear the same too small T-shirt with his face on it day after day and insisted that we all call you King "The Body" Selfish. And remember the time you came to work with that cleft chin made of silly putty and insisted that it was real and had always been that way? Now look at all the mean things you are saying about him. I guess Hell hath no fury like a wrestling fan scorned.

King Selfish said...

I was hoping that you had forgotten my embarrassing past.