Thursday, August 31, 2006
Well, this time around, we're taking The Free to the next level. John's on the verge of cracking the big time in the radio scene, and to bring the site up to date with it, we're going to have some big changes coming in the next few weeks/months.
And the idea is really, really sweet, too. I don't want to go into too many specifics, because the last thing we need is for some goon to rip off our concept. But, based on the images John sent me tonight, it's going to be quite the project. I'm going to have to teach myself Flash, which shouldn't be too bad, given my background in Macromedia products from my days at AIP. Thankfully, my Photoshop skills are still up to snuff, and my design theory is still in good enough shape to pull this off.
Stay tuned to this space for updates, previews, and more!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Kickyourass Kicks K-Sped's Ass
Alaska Senator Outed As Anonymous Bill Blocker
Yes, I just gave kudos to a Republican. We're not THAT biased, after all. We don't care who does it: If it's good for the US, we'll back it. If it's bad, we'll attack it...
It's Official: Paris Hilton's CD Sucks
Update: Even more Paris nonsense, for those of you who give a crap. Why do I give a crap? I just like bashing her. Anywho, Paris was asked by British singing sensation Charlotte Church to appear on her new talk show, but balked when Church's producers refused to pay her roughly $662,000. Yeah, OK. Hilton also made quite the chunk of change for attending a charity event. Now isn't that just a giving spirit... (Link)
"And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt..."
Mr Jarrar later told a New York radio station: "I grew up and spent all my life living under authoritarian regimes and I know that these things happen.
"But I'm shocked that they happened to me here, in the US."
Amazingly enough, we beat Fark to this story. Here's their link and thread for those interested...
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Time To Do The Happy Dance
DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING HAS BEEN RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!
(Link -- via The IBC)
Ice Cube Slams Modern Rap
"Political rap has been pushed into the background, and rap has turned into bling party music. Groups like Public Enemy and KRS-One have no stage any more. I've been doing this 20 years - but rap is full of bravado now, and nobody wants to listen."Preach it, my brotha... (Link -- via Fark)
Windows Vista Prices Leaked On Amazon
If there was ever a better time to consider switching to Linux (which is FREE), this would be it...
Monday, August 28, 2006
Be Heard - Support The IBC!
Let's take stock. First and foremost, we have the so-called "War on Terror." Shinnanigans! Let's face it folks - we're no safer today than we were on September 10th, 2001. The Bu(ll)sh(it) Administration has spent billions on "Homeland Security," and what do we have to show for it? Increased travel hassles, innocent people being tagged and harrassed due to some of the most asinine SNAFUs in history.
But the one thing we don't have - bin Laden's head on a Pike atop the Empire State Building as a warning - stands out the most.
Second, and just as foremost, is the failed war in Iraq. The military death toll continues to creep towards 3,000. The civilian death toll, depending on your source, is between 15- and 20,000 easy. Billions of dollars have again ben cyphoned into this stinking mass of failure, and all we have to show for it are continued insurgent attacks, innocent people being kidnapped and ransomed, a dictator fallen from grace involved in the Joke Trial of the Millenium (so far), and a country on the brink of outright civil war.
What don't we have that sticks out? A "Mission Accomplished," and the souls of our fighting men and women, lost to a lost cause. That is the greatest price we've paid.
Third, the Middle East has gone to hell in a very large handbasket. At this point, if it continues on, the handbasket will have to be discarded in favor of a very large toilet, because it's just a mess. Thanks to our government's asinine foreign policy involving that hunk of dirt and sand they call "The Holy Land," violence is breaking out faster than a nasty rash at an orgy. We have new Palestinian splinter groups springing up all the time and taking matters into their own hands, despite the best (?) efforts of the Palestinian government. We have Israeli attacks stepping up to meet those of said splinter groups, and a vicious retaliation cycle that never seems to end.
What's missing here? All common sense, really, as well as any hope for any sort of peace in that part of the world.
At home, the education system is going to hell. Teacher strikes, "Evolution vs. Creationism," substandard test scores, an ill-planned initiative (which I will call "Po' Child Left Behind" from now on), and American kids paying the price by being ill-trained to handle their futures.
Missing anything? Yep, it's that "American Superiority" we enjoyed for so many decades after the second World War.
Scandal after scandal has done everything but rock this administration to the ground as it should have been. The Plame leak case, Enron, the Domestic Spying Initiative, accountability for gross misconduct in regards to both wars...
MIA is accountability, and the resignations/impeachments of the asshats who signed off on this crap. Instead, low-level peons are taking the fall for the higher-ups, and the parade of sickness continues.
What. The. FUCK?!?
It's time we - as Americans, and those of us in other countries who refuse to be blinded by the fog of war set forth by the "Asses of Evil" and "Weapons of Crass Obstruction" - said "Enough." And not just individually. We need to unite our voices and crank the volume up to 11, and let Washington know they're fucking up; It's time for some far-reaching, ultra-sweeping changes.
And those changes need to start at the top, then work their way down through the ranks as quickly and heavy-handed as is possible.
Join the Coalition. Write your opinions. Find and post news stories about impeachment and the impeachment process. Educate the "normies" in your neighborhoods, schools and workplaces who don't get into reading blogs like BP and The IBC. Get the word out.
One voice is not enough. Thousands of voices is better, but still falls short. But MILLIONS. Millions can not be ignored!
I'm drawing the line right here.
Who's with me?
No Child Left Behind, My Ass
Let's face it people. Teachers are a resource we can't afford to screw around with. These are the people who we rely on (probably much more than we should) to educate our children and prepare them for the future. When teachers walk, children suffer. And why? All in the name of the almighty dollar. Because the district wants to save a few bucks. They can say it's to buy better books, improve facilities, and whatever education buzzwords they'd like to throw out there.
The fact of the matter is this: Our children's education isn't up to snuff with the rest of the world. Why? Because of petty crap like this. What we need to do is this: Pay teachers what they're worth. Then you have the conduit for passing on knowledge in place. Then you need to get the curriculum up to snuff. None of this "creationism vs. evolution" garbage. Just teach the vital sciences and be done with it . Then PARENTS need to impress a work ethic on their kids to encourage them to achieve more and more. Responsibility, passed around rather evenly, I think: The Admin supplies the knowledge, the Teachers pass it on, and the Parents prepare their kids to recieve the knowledge...
And while I'm on my soapbox: Seriously. Creationism? Look folks, you can't simply PRAY your kids to be smarter. Like the old saying goes, 'Wish in one hand, Shit in the other, See which fills up first." To take away the core subjects the rest of the world has no trouble teaching is to strip our kids of the ability to compete. The world doesn't run on prayer and miracles; it runs on know-how. And sadly, American children are severely lacking in the latter. I don't want my kids to fall victim to an educational ideology that's doomed to fail, and you shouldn't want yours to, either. The lines have to be drawn, and soon, so we can give these kids the chance to succeed that each and every one of them deserves...
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Sunday, August 27, 2006
LP Has Returned!!!
I really have to thank Corporal Kickyourass for keeping the home fires burning for me while I was away. Canadians just rule like that, of course.
At any rate, BP will return very, very soon, so stay tuned...
YES! WE'RE BACK!!!