Archive for the ‘Annoyances’ Category

How F’ing Hard Is It to Look Something Up?

14 December 2007 Leave a comment

TigerHawk rips the NY Times for, yet again, not doing simple research before blathering and making utter fools of themselves. Look, I don’t give a rat’s ass about the run up to the primaries and even less about Mitt Romney, but it is positively moronic to attempt to associate Romney and the phrase “In God We Trust” to McCarthy for at least two reasons: 1) McCarthy was right, there were dozens of communists in the highest levels of US government; and 2) it takes mere seconds to Google “in god we trust history” then select the US Mint hit. Less than half way down the page you’ll find this:

The Congress passed the Act of April 22, 1864. This legislation changed the composition of the one-cent coin and authorized the minting of the two-cent coin. The Mint Director was directed to develop the designs for these coins for final approval of the Secretary. IN GOD WE TRUST first appeared on the 1864 two-cent coin. [emphasis added]

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Categories: Annoyances, Idiocy, Political

If It’s Touted as Green I Probably Won’t Buy It!

3 December 2007 Leave a comment

To the various and sundry manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers: if you market a product as being environmentally friendly, chances are I will refuse to buy it. Environmentalism has gone from a much needed and admirable movement to being little more than a scam artist’s dream cash cow and often does more harm than good. To mention just a few items that immediately come to mind that were done in the name of environmentalism:

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