May 2008 Archives

Time for a new GoogleBomb

I can't vote in the US Elections, but I can at least contribute my GoogleJuice. So the sidebar now has a bunch of links to John McCain, as suggested by this blog post about John McCain. I've also taken the opportunity to spruce up the style slightly.

Via the comments in The Weasel King's livejournal, this story reads in part:

Ralph Hardy, a 13 year old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father's existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing "Halo" on an Xbox with a couple of hookers in a Texas motel.


Ralph's ambition is to one day become a politician.


We're watching a clip on YouTube about John Edwards.

Her: He has this really weird accent, like he's from North Carolina or something.

Me: He is from North Carolina.

More Internet political snarking

Compare and contrast: (the next President will be the 44th President, assuming you count Grover Cleveland twice)

Via Daily Kos.

The Internet in early 2008: a snapshot

Mark Pilgrim posted his explanation of what the Government does, as told to a four-year-old.

The first commenter said "look it up on wikipedia".

I googled for "wikipedia where babies come from". Here's the first eight results:

I love the mix of pop culture and culture wars in the results of this search.

Obama's phrasing

"A government that stands up for families who are being tricked out of their homes by Wall Street predators" - that's a very powerful way of summarising the current mortgage crisis.

Political campaigning of the early 21st century

This is excellent:

Dear Sir

First we must solicit your confidence in this issue. This is by virtue as being utterly confidential and "top secret".

We are SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON, the wife of the former United States head of state, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, and also SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, friend and associate of current head of state PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH. We got your contact through business inquiries as we were searching for contacts of a citizen who can help save our and our family's political careers since our country has been frustrating us.

We are top officials of the United States Senate Government who are interested in importation of oil into our country with funds that are presently trapped in the FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND dedicated to improving transportation. We wish to send this money to overseas accounts in the MIDDLE EAST but cannot due to restrictions in Congress Transportation Equity Act requiring that this money must be spent to build roads, bridges and high speed trains.

If you accept we will deliver to your a sum of 30 DOLLARS in the summer 2008 in form of a "GAS TAX HOLIDAY". You will then deliver this money to accounts of our friends in Middle East by taking it to your nearby gasoline station where they have information to forward the money. Please supply your bank account, social security number, address and your vote in DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES AND NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.

But bear in mind that this transaction requires absolute confidentiality. Do not visit WWW.GASTAXSCAM.COM where there is information about dangers of our proposal and a petition to stop us from this diversion of funds.


Awaiting your rapid response

Yours truly