Alt Weekly Link of the Week!

Quinn Eaker, who has been "unschooled" in a New Age Texas home, is profiled in the Dallas alt weekly. It brings up a couple questions -- 1) Do "unschooled" kids have to grow up as dirty hippies? and 2) Why do I have such a thing for skinny dirty hippies?


Pluto has three Moons!

Lil Pluto has been hiding two more moons!

Star Trek Universal Translator Soon Available

Star Trek Uinversal Translator should be here soon

JT Leroy: A Fantastic, Hilarious, Awful Hoax

Ten years ago, JT Leroy -- a 14 year old street whore suffering from HIV and an incredible array of familial and social abuse -- started writing delicious memoirs of his life. Trouble is, he's a fraud. Stephen Beachy -- who is a brilliant writer in his own right -- tracks down JT Leroy and finds an empty signifier at New York Mag

Should The Palestinians Get Jerusalem?

Distressing info for those who want to believe that sharing Jerusalem is a good idea.

We already know what would happen to the Jewish sites in Jerusalem. After all, between 1948 and 1967 even the "good" Jordanians, with the British-led Arab Legion (Glubb Pasha, Alec Kirkbride), managed to rip up the ancient Jewish tombstones from the cemetery on the Mount of Olives and use them to line the floor of Jordanian army latrines. They managed to blow up nearly every single synagogue (perhaps one was left) in the Old City.

Evil Plan for Yahoo To Take Over World Now!

Can Yahoo take over all video? Find out.

Evil Plan for Google to Take Over World

Near-future look at Google's takeover of the world with the semantic web

God Electrocutes one of His Own!

God electrocuted one of his flock while he was adjusting a microphone during a baptism.


Tasteless Link of the Day

Laura Bush has a little problem...

Saddam Bought off France and Russia

Oh, and whenever someone says we should have wasted more time on the UN and "getting international support" from close allies like France and Russia, please direct them to the Oil for Food Scandal Report, which shows that both were getting billions of dollars from the Saddam regime...

Answer to "Bush Lied People Died" Moonbattery

Answer to BUSH LIED! PEOPLE DIED! from Glenn Beck -- seems like a lot of Dems believed Iraq had WMDs too...guess the Bush conspiracy got to them too! Exerpts:

If you are as sick as I am from moonbat libs repeating "Bush LIED!" this triptych of quotes gathered by Wretchard will force them to either claim that Bill, Al, and Hillary LIED too or shut up.

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." 
- President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 on CNN.
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." 
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 on the Washington Post
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002 on the Senate Floor.

Time Travel Breakthru!

Time Travel Breakthrough! Today's BBC/NYTimes reporting stars tunnel back to 1944 to opine on WWII's "grim milestone"

Iran-Al Queda Connection

A fantastic post by Dan Darling quotes German news articles on the Iran-Al Queda link

For years the secret service of the Revolutionary Guards has offered al-Qaida’s top leadership logistic support, military training as well as equipment and safe houses. "The fact that Sunni jihadis and Shiite hate each other, is for both no reason not to cooperate. They have a common enemy," know western secret services.

The author of this article was able to view a list of God’s Killers who found a safe refuge in Iran. The list reads like the Who's Who of the global Jihad. Just under 25 high-ranking leaders of al-Qaida--planners, supervisors and jihad ideologs from Egypt, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, North Africa as well as Europe. At the very top of al-Qaida’s hierarchy: three of the sons of Osama bin Laden, Saeed, Mohammad and Othman.
...A Jordanian GID man outlines the past practice of Islamic holy warriors: "As an Islamist I go to the Saudis to get money." "If I need weapons, logistical support or military/terrorist training or equipment, I go to the Iranians."

NYTimes Bias Watch

NYTimes Bias Watch -- As part of their ghoulish "celebration" of the 2000th soldier dead in Iraq, the NY Times printed a posthumous line from Corporal Jeffrey Starr's letter which implied that he was scared, doomed, and hopeless. They left out this little bit from his letter:

don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it's not to me. I'm here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark."

The facts are at the Malkin Mansion

Dyson visits Googleland, Discovers Dark Truth Behind Google Print

Genius George Dyson takes a trip thru Googleland and determines that Google will lead us all to the glory a true AI:

"We are not scanning all those books to be read by people," explained one of my hosts after my talk. "We are scanning them to be read by an AI."

Oral History from the Mac Files

Anybody who loves the Mac should checkout Folklore stories about its genesis like this one about the making of the first beautiful beautiful Mac.

Writersblocklive has a great story about Steve Jobs and the birth of the ipod here.

Sunni Nightmare

Strategy Page points out the Sunni Arab Nightmare developing in Iraq.