Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.

9/30/08

Triumph Hangs Out with David Blaine

McCain and Deregulation

Another Crazy Japanese TV Stunt

I'm not sure if this is from a game show or what, but it looks a little weird.

The Stock Market

An Open Letter to All Rednecks

If you are like me and are surrounded by rednecks and are worried about the fall election, go to YesButNoButYes and print out this article and pass it around.


Dear Rednecks,

Of course you already know the many reasons you shouldn't vote for Barack Obama -- his last name is one letter off from "Osama," his middle name is Hussein, he's an Ay-Rab Muslim, and he wants to take away your guns, which means you'll be unarmed with an Al Qaeda operative in the White House, which you won't even be able to call the "White" House any more because he's, well, you know. (Don't worry, Rednecks, I know you know what I mean, even if the Liberal Jew-Run Media™ won't let me say it outright.)

But did you know that voting for the opponent of Osamabama (and his Baby Mama) won't be all that great for you, your wife/sister, or your 13 kids, either? Before you head to your polling place on Wednesday, November 5, check out these factoids the LJRM™ doesn't want you to know about Senator John McCain. ("Factoids," by the way, are similar to "facts," but less scientific, and therefore more believable. But these are all obviously true anyway, since they're on the Internet.)....

FACTOID: McCain is opposed to pork barrels...and just what do you think pork rinds are made in? (Hmm, no pork...do I sense another reason for his popularity with the LJRM™?)

FACTOID: John McCain was in the Navy. Some homos in the '70s wrote a disco song about being "In the Navy." Just sayin'.....

Read the whole post with some great pictures Here.


Banned Book Week

In this political season, I think a lot about the presidential candidates, and why I should vote for one over the other. To me one of the most compelling reason to vote for Obama is that he's not republican.  The republican party gave us eight years of george bush. Eight years of corruption and blind political partisanship. Eight years of stupidity, lies, and eight years of war. For those reasons alone I will never vote republican. But if you took away all of my knowledge about the previous eight years and just gave me the biographies of the two main candidates and their running mates, I could still never vote for the republicans. And I can narrow down why I would never vote for McCain/Palin to just one reason. Sarah Palin tried to use her political power and influence to ban books that she found controversial. She tried to ban books from a public library. She tried to ban books. Sarah Palin wanted to burn books in her public library because she didn't agree with their content. Sarah Palin is no better than Ray Bradbury's Mildred Montag from Fahrenheit 451. She is intellectually ignorant.

Palin has proven her stupidity over and over in the few interviews that the McCain camp has allowed, but none have quite shown what a redneck, backwards ass, hillbilly, neocon she really is, by revealing the fact that she tried to ban books. Banning books is like banning all free thought.

If someone wrote a book about me, revealing all of my deepest darkest secrets (and there are many) and published "The Evil DJ Hobby," I would still not want it banned. I would want people to embrace it, and read it, to help make me a better person. I would learn from it. That's what human beings do, learn from things we read in books. We learn from our mistakes, and other peoples mistakes, and their life experiences. That's what books are, someone's life experience put into words. If Sarah Palin had ever read a book she would realize this. Books are a collection of peoples triumphs, mistakes, foibles, and wisdoms. An intelligent person can learn from other people's mistakes. An intelligent person can learn from history, no matter how painful that history. An ignorant person ignores the opportunity to learn. An ignorant person bans books.

For that one reason alone I could never vote for McCain and Palin.  Even if McCain had saved my life from a burning building, putting his life in harms way to save mine, I still would not vote for him.  Because the burning building could be a library, set on fire by the hot librarian.

So in support of Banned Book Week I vow not to vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin. And I do this for Holden Caulfield, for Harry Potter, and for Huckleberry Finn. For George Milton, for Scout, and for Guy Montag. For Prior Phillip, for Margaret, for Ralph and Piggy, for Ponyboy, and for Kilgore Trout.

Bathroom Monkey

Helper Monkey

9/29/08

How to Pose Like This

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Red State Update

Here is a fitting tribute to Paul Newman from the nutballs over at Red State Update




Here is the original, from the great movie Cool Hand Luke.

Posse Comitatus



Not that I am a conspiracy theory nut or anything, but this seems kind of odd. Starting October 1st the battle hardened 1st Brigade Combat Team of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division is to be deployed WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. Some of their duties as stated in the Army Times are: to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosives.

Now on the surface that all sounds reasonable, but this is our dictator in chief breaking federal law:  The Posse Comitatus Act, and the Insurrection Act.  The Posse Comitatus Act is to "prohibit federal military personnel under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress." And the Isurrection Act sates "Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."


The Constitution nor Congress have given the authority for bush to deploy the army within our borders.  After 9/11 the opportunistic republican party scared congress into passing the patriot act which weakened the Posse Camitatus Act and the Isurrection Act, giving bush broad powers to deploy the military however he wished. This year however, Congress wanted to fix some of the problems with the patriot act and passed the 2008 Defense Authorization Bill, which repealed some of the patriot acts nastier bits, stripping the president of some of his powers to deploy the army.

I don't think/hope anything will come of this, but it does seem the timing of this is odd.  It's one month before the election, three months before the most evil president we have ever had is to give up power, and right amidst the fall of Wall Street.  But as with any conspiracy theory, coincidences are everywhere.

Tripod

Height

I found this on the great webcomic xkcd.com.
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9/28/08

Whole Lotta Love

From Wired

Dancing days are here again, especially if it has been a long time since you rocked and rolled.

OK, enough bad Zeppelin lyric lifts, let's get to the reunion tour, which reportedly lands at an arena near you in 2009.

According to the UK's Sun, Robert Plant finally caved once he found out that the rest of the band -- including guitar god Jimmy Page, bass deity John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, the son of rock's arguably greatest drummer John Bonham -- was going ahead without him. The others were so committed to the idea that they were even auditioning singers for Plant's role, and were rumored to have found an American to fill his shoes.

Sucks to be that American today.

Once Plant absorbed the enormity of Led Zeppelin reuniting and touring without him, as well as the insane amount of money it would bring, he changed his mind and joined the party.

"He realized he couldn’t face the thought of not being involved," a source told the Sun.

Yes, I'm sure it was just the thought he realized, and not the green. That said, it is simply killer to see that Led Zeppelin has resuscitated its legend long enough to remind early adopters and late comers alike why it was one of the most potent live acts of all time. It will be interesting to see how Led Zeppelin II, the band not the album, translates to Generation Xbox.

Would you see them? How much would you pay? Is Zep a legend whose time has passed, or is it still the best rock band not just of the '70s, but of all time? I need these questions tackled. I'm going to have to take out a loan to see Led Zeppelin live. And I hear the banks aren't lending jack these days.

WWRJD

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jesus for President

9/27/08

Paul Newman

Paul Newman died Friday.  I can't think of one bad movie that he starred in.  One of my favorites is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

The Wilhelm Scream

I've always got a kick out of this.  Sometimes when I am watching an especially bad movie I'll do nothing but listen for this.

9/26/08

Tonight's Debate

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The People's Republic of America

All the republicans are against socialized health care, but when their fat cat business friends fail, suddenly a little government hand out isn't so bad.

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Head of Skate

9/25/08

McCain Could Learn a Thing About the U.S. Electoral Process From A Scottsman

The Great Schlep

I love the sometimes uncomfortable humor of Sarah Silverman.  This video endorsement for The Great Schlep is no exception.


How to Hook Up Your Goofy TV

This is so true.  I just bought my first HD TV last week, and everything Goofy goes through in this video, I have went through.


Homer Simpson For President

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Bear Market

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Religious Fundamentalism

This is why we have the separation of church and state in the United States.  Imagine if the U.S. government told us we couldn't eat in public during lent. 

A 28-year-old Russian female, who visited Dubai on a tourist visa, and a 30-year-old male citizen of Lebanon, a salesman in a local store, were put on trial for drinking juice in a public place in the daytime during Muslim fasting.

The police caught the two people red-handed at a gas station in Dubai, Emirat.ru reports with reference to Gulf News.

In accordance with the Federal Penal Code of the United Arab Emirates, a public intake of food and beverages during daytime hours of the month of Ramadan is forbidden by Article 313. The article stipulates the punishment in the form of either a monetary penalty – up to 2,000 dirhems ($555) – or even a term of up to one month in prison.

The young people told the court that they were not Muslims and were thus unaware of the fact that their actions could be punishable.

The court took the mitigating circumstances into consideration, but found the defendants guilty, since ignorance did not exclude responsibility. The court ruled that the young people must pay the fine of 1,000 dirhems ($278) each.

9/24/08

Conservative Christian Right-Wing republican Straight White American Males

Todd Snider is one of my favorite artists.  And this is one of his best songs.  Most of his music isn't political, but it's all insightful.  As Todd says:  Enjoy Yourself

Interesting Graphic

Using this graphic, can you pick the candidate that is most like yourself?  I wonder which one favors the rich and the privileged?  I found this on  Bits & Pieces.


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McCain's Economic Plan

Lincoln and His Party

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republican "Logic"

A friend forwarded this email to me. 

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight...

* If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."

* Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

* Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, and you're a maverick.

* Graduate from Harvard Law School and be President of the Law Review, and you are unstable.

* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.


* If you spend 3 years as a community organizer, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

* If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.

* If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DUI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.




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A Dog on the $25,000 Pyramid

I've been a big fan of Seth McFarlane ever since I saw the first episode of Family Guy. Now he's doing short videos for the internet on sethcomedy.com



This video reminded me of an old joke that I thought I saw on a Bugs Bunny cartoon. A man walks into a bar with a talking dog. The bartender says that the bar doesn't allow dogs. The man says that his dog is special because it talks. The bartender asks the man to prove it. So the man asks the dog, "What's on top of this building?" and the dog barks out "Roof." The bartender looks angry and points outside as a cue for them to leave. The man says hold on, and asks the dog, "How does sandpaper feel?" The dog barks out, "Rough." The bartender is getting angrier and demands for them to leave. The man says, "hold on let me ask the dog one more question to prove it to you. Dog, who is the greatest baseball player of all time?" The dog wags his tail and barks out, "Ruth." Well the bartender has had enough and physically throws the man and his dog out on the street. As they are getting up the dog looks at the man and says, "What? Do you think I should have said DiMaggio?"

I have always loved that joke, and for some reason I think I saw that in a Bugs Bunny cartoon, but maybe I'm getting it mixed up with that stupid singing frog. Anybody else recall that being in a cartoon?

John McCain and the Age Card

McCain is looking more and more like Reagan. The republican's should love him even more now. With the elitist first politics of bush, and the "I can't recall that" because I'm ancient tactics of Reagan, McCain is the perfect storm of all the bad qualities of the neocons.

9/23/08

My New MP3 Player

For a few weeks I was forced into using my wife's iPod because my old MP3 player quit working.  After a couple years of abuse the batteries finally gave out.  I could have replaced the battery in my old MP3 player, but as with all small electronics, the batteries are really expensive.  So I opted to use my wife's iPod until my new device arrived.  I cannot put into words my hatred for iPods.  I have never been a fan of Apple, but using that backward piece of junk for just one day confirmed my anti-apple bias.  How in the world has Apple been able to fool everyone into thinking they have a superior product.  iPod has even taken over the language.  Just as Asprin, Kleen-ex, or Scotch tape became synonymous for their products,so has iPod.  People don't say MP3 player anymore, they say "iPod" when refering to any portable music device.  At least with Asprin and Kleen-ex their products work.

First there is the DRM on the ipod. Then there is the problem of not being able to  just drag and drop songs on the blasted thing.  You can't even delete anything off of it.  You have to use their clunky proprietary software to do anything on the ipod.  YOU CAN'T EVEN BOOKMARK AN AUDIO BOOK?!?  The backlight never goes out, and because of that, it has horrible battery life.  I could go on for hours about how much I hate this thing.

So after using the much hated ipod for about a month, I finally bought me a more useful MP3 player:
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Finger Paint

This video that has been floating around the interwebs for a few years. I thought I should share.


Here's an Old But Funny Joke

I've been telling this joke for years and it's kind of neat to see someone make a short video of it.

Leopard and a Baby Baboon



I think the leopard was just keeping the baby around for a midnight snack.

Interesting Obama Speech

If Obama gets elected let's hold his feet to the fire on these issues.

Caricatures

Do you have a dirty mind?

Bathroom Break

Monkey Tuesday

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Hey W

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9/22/08

Dirty Minds and Dirty Jobs

Kissing Cousins

9/21/08

Free Levi

Here is something we all can believe in.  We should not let Levi be forced into marriage.  Bill Maher has started a new campaign to Free Levi.


From Bill Maher's site Free Levi.org

New Rule
: If we can’t, after all is said and done, make this election go the right way, at least we can save one man. I’m talking about young Master Levi Johnston. He’s the 18-year-old Alaskan hockey enthusiast who knocked up Sarah Palin’s daughter, and the National Enquirer describes him as “a boozing pot-smoker who doesn’t want to get married” – and John McCain thinks he found his soul mate!


We’ve all recently seen how evil henchman of the Republican party captured this poor innocent out of his natural habitat and forced him into a shotgun wedding, all so that their campaign narrative of fake family values could be upheld. When the 17-year-old daughter of the vice presidential candidate running on the Jesus ticket is “out to here,” it’s just better that Levi was introduced as the “fiancĂ©.” Looks a little less white trashy.


But that doesn’t change the fact that right now Levi is America’s number one political prisoner. But Levi, you don’t have to be – this is the 21st century, at least in the blue states. We don’t have sharia law like in Saudi Arabia, or Alabama, and as much as the Bible thumpers would want it, we still don’t have arranged marriages in America. You don’t have to do this – you have options. You can pull a Juno – fuck, you live in Juneau! Or you could do what most people do with an unwanted child: give it to Angelina Jolie.


And if you’re worried about the baby, don’t – let’s get real dude, the way you are at 18, a baby’s better off not being around you – you’ll wind up losing it, or shooting it, or it’ll be on the bottom of your skate or something – just let the Palin womenfolk look after it for a while, one more infant in that Mormon compound they call a house won’t bother anybody – they’ll barely notice another kid at the table, and soon they won’t even remember whose seed it was that produced young “Trink” or “Truck” or “Puck” or whatever fucked up redneck name they give him.


In any event, we here at Real Time have taken the liberty of purchasing the website FreeLevi.org. And I will be happy to give the site over to you if you want to use it to get folks to contribute to some sort of liberty fund so you can get enough money to get out of that frozen meth lab they call a town. And even if the money doesn’t come in, listen to me, it’s not too late: just grab your skull bong, climb out the window, and get on the highway. I can’t actually come get you, or even let you stay at my place because I’m pretty sure you’d smoke all my weed, but just call me from a pay phone, I know of a safe house you can stay ‘til after the election, it’s like the witness protection program for baby-daddies.


And remember, Levi: California knows how to party. Trust me, the girls out here are going to love a big, high-sticking farm boy like you. If you play your cards right, in a couple weeks you could be screwing the lesbian right out of Lindsay Lohan.

Family Guy and jesus

Crazy christers on Homosexuals

Oh That's Why

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Impeach Jesus

Here is another great video from Davis Fleetwood on OperationITCH.com

9/20/08

Cheese Cutters

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Presidential Wrestling

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9/19/08

Sarah Palin Action Doll

Real Celebrities

I've seen these pictures floating around the interwebs for a few years and I thought I should share.  I'm not sure where they originated from, I stumbled upon them here If Celebs Moved to Oklahoma but I think they may have originated on Planet Hiltron.com  check out their sites for some more great celebrity photoshopping.

Johnny Depp
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John Travolta
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Pam Anderson
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Colonial New Jersey

This is a funny video telling what would have happened if these spray on tan weirdo's had lived in the seventeen hundreds.
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For a more accurate telling of this story watch Robert Wuhl's Assume the Position.  The true story of Paul Revere starts at about the 6 minute mark.

Will Farrell Answers Some Fan Mail

See more Will Ferrell videos at Funny or Die

9/18/08

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton Talk Health Care and Other Women's Issues

This is an interesting video with Biden and Clinton speaking on the issues facing women in this election.  They both agree about how bush has run this country in the ground, and how his policies should not be carried over into the next administration.


McCain and Big Oil

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Hopefully the Obama campaign will hit the republican's with these interesting facts about McCain. Not counting the fact that McCain nominated big oil friend Sarah Palin as his Vice President pick.  McCain also has at least 29 people working for his campaign that are lobbyists for the major oil companies.

  • John Green, McCain’s campaign liaison to Congress, has lobbied for Chevron, Hess, and the American Petroleum Institute, among others. This work, which took place between 2002 and 2008, earned Green and his firm $3,450,000. Employees and PACs of his clients have given McCain a total of $106,050 since 1989.

  • Wayne Berman, a leading McCain bundler, has lobbied for Chevron, Amerada Hess, and the American Petroleum Institute, among others. This work, which took place between 2004 and 2008, earned Berman and his firm $3,170,000. Employees
    and PACs of his clients have given McCain a total of $105,300 since 1989.

  • Steve Phillips, a leading McCain bundler, has lobbied for eight different oil and gas entities, including BP and
    Occidental Petroleum. This work, which took place between 2000 and 2007, earned Phillips and his firm $3,130,000. Employees and PACs of his clients have given McCain $40,950 since 1989.

  • Charlie Black, a senior McCain advisor, has lobbied for Occidental Petroleum and Yukos Oil. This work, which took place between 2001 and 2007, earned Black and his firm $1,725,000. Employees and PACs of his clients have given McCain $18,550 since 1989.

  • James Hyland, a McCain bundler, has lobbied for BP, the Independent Fuel Operators Association, the New England Fuel Institute, and Occidental Petroleum. This work, which took place between 2001 and 2004, earned Hyland and his firm $1,300,000. Employees and PACs of his clients have given McCain $34,050 since 1989.

  • Rebecca Anderson, a member of the Women for McCain Steering Committee, has lobbied for three oil and gas companies: Bass Brothers Enterprises, Cheniere Energy, and Sunoco. This work, which took place between 2002 and 2007, earned Anderson and her firm $1,280,000. Employees of her clients have given McCain a total of $15,800 since 1989.

  • Frank Donatelli, deputy chairman of the RNC, has lobbied for Exxon Mobil. This work, which took place between 1998 and 1999, earned Donatelli and his firm $1,120,000. Employees and PACs of his clients have given McCain $46,751 since 1989.

  • Robert Asher, a bundler for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for WMPI Pty., a fuel supplier. This work, which took place between 2003 and 2005, earned Ascher and his firm $750,000.

  • Kevin Fay, a fundraiser for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Orion Refining. This work, which took place between 1998 and 2002, earned Fay and his firm $650,000.

  • Tom Loeffler, McCain’s former national finance co-chairman, has lobbied for Tetco. This work, which took place between 2005 and 2007, earned Loeffler and his firm $620,000.

  • Richard Hohlt, a fundraiser for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Chevron. This work, which took place between 2006 and 2008, earned Hohlt and his firm $241,500. Chevron employees and PACs have given McCain $30,000 since 1989.

  • Jack Oliver, a bundler for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Shell Oil. This work, which took place between 2006 and 2007, earned Oliver and his firm $240,000. Shell employees and PACs have given McCain $7,050 since 1989.

  • Dick Zimmer, McCain New Jersey honorary co-chair, has lobbied for Schlumberger Ltd. This work, which took place between 2002 and 2005, earned Zimmer and his firm $240,000.

  • Sloan Rappoport, a bundler for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Koch Industries. This work, which took place between 2005 and 2006, earned Rappoport and his firm $200,000. Employees of Koch Industries have given McCain $9,000 since 1989.

  • Kirsten Chadwick, a member of the Women for McCain Steering Committee, has lobbied for Atlantic Richfield. This work, which took place between 1999 and 2000, earned Chadwick and her firm $160,000. Employees and PACs of Atlantic Richfield have given McCain $13,000 since 1989.

  • Peter Madigan, a bundler for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Shell Oil and Michael F. Barrett. This work, which took place between 1998 and 2002, earned Madigan and his firm $140,000. Employees of Shell Oil have given McCain $7,050 since 1989.

  • James Pitts, a bundler for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. This work, which took place in 2004, earned Pitts and his firm $140,000.

  • Eric Burgeson, a fundraiser for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for BP. This work, which took place between 1999 and 2000, earned Burgeson and his firm $120,000. Employees and PACs of BP have given McCain $15,500 since 1989.

  • Randy Scheunemann, McCain’s defense and foreign policy coordinator, has lobbied for BP. This work, which took place between 1999 and 2000, earned Scheunemann and his firm $120,000. Employees and PACs of BP have given McCain $15,500 since 1989.

  • Jeffrey Weiss, a fundraiser for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Yukos Oil. This work, which took place in 2004, earned Weiss and his firm $115,000.

  • Ashley Davis, a member of the Women for McCain Steering Committee, has lobbied for TORP Technology. This work, which took place between 2006 and 2007, earned Davis and her firm $80,000.

  • James Courter, a bundler for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for the New England Fuel Institute. This work, which took place in 2000, earned Courter and his firm $60,000.

  • Vicki Hart, a member of the Women for McCain Steering Committee, has lobbied for Enron, the New England Fuel Institute, and Petroport. This work, which took place between 1998 and 2000, earned Hart and her firm at least $60,000. Employees and PACs of Enron have given McCain $11,500 since 1989.

  • Elise Finley Pickering, a member of the Women for McCain Steering Committee, has lobbied for Koch Industries. This work, which took place between 2007 and 2008, earned Pickering and her firm $50,000 since 1989.

  • Carlos Bonilla, an economic policy advisor to the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Oceaneering Intl. This work, which took place in 2008, earned Bonilla and his firm $40,000.

  • Kerry Cammack, a fundraiser for the McCain campaign, has lobbied for Exxon Mobil. This work, which took place in 2006, earned Cammack and his firm $40,000. Employees and PACs of Exxon Mobil have given McCain $46,751 since 1989.


  • Melissa Edwards, a member of the Women for McCain Steering Committee, has lobbied for Oceaneering Intl. This work, which took place in 2008, earned Edwards and her firm $40,000.

  • Susan Molinari, a member of the Women for McCain Steering Committee, has also lobbied for Oceaneering Intl. This work, which took place in 2008, earned Molinari and her firm $40,000.

  • Doug Davenport, a former McCain regional campaign manager, has lobbied for Welldog. This work, which took place in 2005, earned Davenport and his firm $20,000.


John McCain Argues With John McCain

Go to THEREALMcCain.COM for more

Amish Scofflaw

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

9/17/08

Save the Giraffes

funny pictures

Mooselini

Hurricane Dubya

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Some Sad Moments in Music History

Actors should not try to show off their singing skills, especially if they starred in Star Trek.



9/16/08

FUCK

The Office and That's What She Said

One of my favorite shows on TV is the Office.  And one of the funniest running gags on the show is the line "that's what she said."  This is a video mash-up of all the "that's what she said" moments.  It's kind of long. (that's what she said)


Obama Waffles

Any one who reads this blog on a regular basis knows that I am very anti-republican, but you would also note that I appreciate a good joke.  So let me present: Obama Waffles


Why Obama Is Losing In The Polls

This is a video of Greg Oden butchering some song.  The Democrats should either take away his mike or put a McCain shirt on him.


I Need One of These

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Be Careful What You Ask For

More Monkey Tuesday Mania with a Monkey on a Motorcycle

Star Wars with Chimps

9/15/08

Graffiti Comes to Life

Hope

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9/14/08

JFK on the Seperation of Church and State

It's amazing to me that Kennedy delivered this speech nearly 50 years ago, yet the influence of religion over politicians has grown. Our current President lied to the people about having conversations with his god to garner votes. McCain nominated Sarah Palin mainly to gain the religious "right's" vote. Even Obama had to go on the defense of his religion when people found out his minister was outspoken on some of the United States policies towards race. And in almost every debate the candidates have to explain their religious views.






So it is apparently necessary for me to state once again not what kind of church I believe in — for that should be important only to me — but what kind of America I believe in.

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials; and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.

For while this year it may be a Catholic against whom the finger of suspicion is pointed, in other years it has been, and may someday be again, a Jew— or a Quaker or a Unitarian or a Baptist. It was Virginia's harassment of Baptist preachers, for example, that helped lead to Jefferson's statute of religious freedom. Today I may be the victim, but tomorrow it may be you — until the whole fabric of our harmonious society is ripped at a time of great national peril.

Finally, I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end; where all men and all churches are treated as equal; where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice; where there is no Catholic vote, no anti-Catholic vote, no bloc voting of any kind; and where Catholics, Protestants and Jews, at both the lay and pastoral level, will refrain from those attitudes of disdain and division which have so often marred their works in the past, and promote instead the American ideal of brotherhood.

That is the kind of America in which I believe. And it represents the kind of presidency in which I believe — a great office that must neither be humbled by making it the instrument of any one religious group, nor tarnished by arbitrarily withholding its occupancy from the members of any one religious group. I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation, or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office.

I would not look with favor upon a president working to subvert the First Amendment's guarantees of religious liberty. Nor would our system of checks and balances permit him to do so. And neither do I look with favor upon those who would work to subvert Article VI of the Constitution by requiring a religious test — even by indirection — for it. If they disagree with that safeguard, they should be out openly working to repeal it.

I want a chief executive whose public acts are responsible to all groups and obligated to none; who can attend any ceremony, service or dinner his office may appropriately require of him; and whose fulfillment of his presidential oath is not limited or conditioned by any religious oath, ritual or obligation.


Go to NPR.org to read the whole transcript and watch the whole video.




Ten Signs You Are a Christian

10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."


3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.

Ta Dah!!!

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Jesus Bugs Me

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9/12/08

Load of Bull

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Reporting on a Drug Bust

Can you spot what is out of place in this video?

This is Crazy

First you have these two kids, the one in the back must be Bill Gates' kid.



Then you get this video of the same kids 15 years later.




Here they are side by side.

Scary Poppins

The bush Doctrine According to Palin

9/11/08

The Educational Industrial Complex

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September 11th

Happy September 11th everybody!  Isn't it wonderful?  I can't believe it's here already. I hardly had time to get all of my shopping done.  Did you get all of your shopping done for all of your republican war mongering friends. 9/11 is their holiday.  It's their special day.  The day they celebrate being strong on terror.  They salivate at the thought of 9/11. The day that gives them the excuse to kill thousands of people.  The day that helped them pull the wool over everyone's eyes.  The day that they use the innocent American blood of almost 3000 people to declare a jihad against Islam. 

I heard the biggest gift on most neocon's wish list was a video of a muslim being waterboarded.  Not anyone specific, just anybody who looks vagely unamerican.  Another big item is this bumper sticker: 9/11, Yee Fucking Haw, Watch Out You Muslim Towel Head Bastards Because Now You Have Unleashed The Fury Of The United States National Guard, And They Are Going To Kick You And Your Women And Children's Asses Back To The Stone Age All For Your Own Good Because You Are An A-Rab, Lord Have Mercy On Your Heretical Soul, Amen And God Bless America.  Yee Haw!


I hope everyone realizes how outrageos this is. The gross tragedy the republicans have commited against the world by using the memories of the 2998 people that died September 11th, 2001 as an excuse to gain power and influence on the world.  It's disgusting.  The victims of the September 11th terrorist attack have been used politically by the republicans as an excuse to re-elect more conservatives just because they say they are hard on terror.  The real terror is the republican party.  Terrorism is defined as "the systematic use of fear especially as a means of coercion."  That is exactly what the republicans do.  They are sysematically using the attacks of September 11th to strike fear in our hearts and using that as a means of coercion.  I wish the American people would get hard on terror and hunt bush down and try him for the deaths of all the American sevicemen who have died at his hands of his illegal war.

Yes this should be a day of remembrance.  We should remember the innocent people who died on September 11th, 2001.  But we also have a duty to remember all 90,000 people you and I have killed since then in their name.  We elected and then re-elected this murdering asshole bush, which means all that blood is on our hands.  We should remember this so as not to let this happen again.  We should not let our emotions and our prejudice and our greed and our blind support for our party lead us into war ever again.  September 11th should be remembered as the day we tucked our tails between our legs and bowed down to the terrorism of the ruling party and let them have free reign.  The day we let the republican party fuck us because we are afraid of appearing weak.  We should remember this as the day we got fucked by george bush and his war mongering friends. 



Another Funny Sarah Palin Video

See more Gina Gershon videos at Funny or Die

Mini Me

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9/10/08

Tumbleweed Dirt Devil

Lego Legends

Here are some famous people depicted in Lego.  From Damn Cool Pics

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Damn Cool Pics for the rest


 

The Family Guy Guy Does Mario

Here is a neat animated short film by Seth MacFarlane

9/9/08

I'm Tired of These Mother Fucking Icebergs on This Mother Fucking Ship

Ummm.... This is Weird

I'm nearly speechless

Monkey Tuesday

A smart ass gibbon, takes on two adolescent tigers.

Monkey Tuesday

Nothing explains America better than a monkey riding a dog, herding sheep, at a rodeo. Yee Haw!


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Friends of Foreign Wars

This is an awesome video featuring Sarah Silverman at her sarcastic best.

9/8/08

I Fucked Bristol

He should have a t-shirt that says: I fucked Bristol and all I got was invited to the RNC.
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Robin Williams at His Finest

I have always thought Robin Williams was funny, but sometimes he swings and misses big time. This clip from his recent visit to Letterman shows Robin at his finest. He sums up Sarah Palin's VP nomination perfectly.


If Lee Harvey Oswald was a Major League Baseball Pitcher

War

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We Are the People

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Darth Vader in Love

9/7/08

The Death Star Cafeteria by Eddie Izzard

Restroom Etiquette

This is a short film dealing with restroom etiquette. A must see if we don't want society to break down.

Short Bio of McCain

John Stewart presents a look into McCain's life.

World History

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It's Still a Pig

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Dan Rather on the Modern Press

Keep Your Jesus Off My Penis

It's Sunday lets sing some hymns. Here is today's hymn, from the book of Schwartz.

9/6/08

Alien Vegetables

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Geeks of a Feather

Famous Photographs Recreated with Legos

Here is some interesting art by Mike Stimpson.

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