Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Free Cigar


All club members are invited to request a free cigar from Carlos ToraƱo Cigars while supplies last.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

New Club Hotline Added

If you have a comment about anything you've read or seen on this blog, please call The Diogenes Club Hotline. The phone number is 561.584.9084. Since club rules forbid talking inside the club, no one will be able to take your call, but please leave a detailed message. We want to hear whatever is on you mind. Do you agree with something you've read here or are we full of shit? Let us know.

The Thoughts of a Gore Lover

I wrote a short article on election night about Al Gore's legacy. I was pretty bummed about how the election was going, and I was lamenting how elections suck because of Al Gore. In any election a conservative has a chance of winning, Democrats will preemptively challenge the results. If the conservative does win, the results will be further challenged in court. Even if the Dems lose, they will create the impression the Republicans are corrupt racists. I attempted to suggest this is the new template following Al Gore's refusal to concede in 2000. Gore nearly stole the election then, but it amazes me how so many people claim today that it was Bush that stole the election.

I submitted the article to digg.com even though it wasn't well written. The blog is new, and I was just trying to generate a little traffic. Today, I saw my Digg had the following comment from a Gore lover.

I have great respect for Al Gore. More so after seeing An Inconvenient Truth. It demonstrated how intelligent, caring and prescient he is compared to those who don't like him. I hope he runs again in 08. We desperately need a president who cares about humans and the environment. What the greedy anti Gore people don't get is, all that money won't matter when the planet is destroyed. A side note: If I hear another stupid person say they NEED a new van or SUV because they "have children and need the room" I might hurt someone. I raised three children and had a car the size of a miata. Your children and their future children need clean air not an SUV. Learn the difference between want and need. Why is that so difficult to understand? If you want to be selfish at least own your selfishness. Don't blame the children for your bad choices.
It's funny because the comments don't address any of the points I tried to make in the post. I also want a new SUV. I guess that makes me a greedy, stupid, and selfish bastard. Better that than a Gore lover.

Google Rolls Out New Prank Call Feature

Google has added a great new feature to its Map product, one that was rumored a few months ago. Now, Google will call businesses that show up in local search results for you. After clicking on the call link, either in the results list or in a bubble, you are prompted to enter your phone number. Google calls you and the business, then connects both calls. Even if the business is located in another calling area, Google will provide the service to you for free.

I think this is a terrific feature, but I believe it will end up being abused. A few years ago, a co-worker of mine had fun playing a joke on the unlikable fellow in the next cubical using the office phone system. He called him, then transferred the call to a person down the hall before he answered. The result was both answered thinking the other person called them. We could hardly contain our laughter as the two tried to figure out what was going on. Back then, we didn't have this service. In fact, Google didn't even exist then. If it had, we might have connected that man to an escort service or to Weight Watchers.

I hope the pranksters don't make Google regret this. It's quite convenient.

The Easiest Disposable Email Address


2prong.com has the easiest solution I've seen for disposable email addresses. Simply go to the homepage, and a fresh email address is copied to the clipboard. The page polls for new mail at that address and displays it instantly when it arrives. Nifty!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Polish Exchange Student in US: My Half-Year of Hell With Christian Fundamentalists


I can only imagine how this poor kid felt. What a nightmare he must have lived with a family like that.

When Polish student Michael Gromek, 19, went to America on a student exchange, he found himself trapped in a host family of Christian fundamentalists. What followed was a six-month hell of dawn church visits and sex education talks as his new family tried to banish the devil from his soul. Here's his story.


Does the exchange program not check out host families? When matches are incompatible, do the exchange program not get the exchange students out immediately?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Slick

I like it when someone you don't know calls you and leaves a voicemail. This is one of my favorites, courtesy of Carlos.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Al Gore's Horrible Legacy

We haven't heard much from Al Gore lately. Aside from the recent publicity tour for his soon-to-be Academy Award winning documentary, a trial balloon for a possible presidential run in 2008, and the hilarious ManBearPig episode of Southpark, he hasn't been on the radar. However, it is Election Day, and as it will be for every Election Day to come, Al Gore is here. His legacy is evident everywhere we look.

It is now routine to have armies of Lawyers ready to spring into action at the first hint of voting irregularities. The Democrats have a huge army ready to attack. The Republicans are ready with their own smaller legal team to address the challenges that will be lodged by the Dems. In response to this new Election Day atmosphere, the Justice Department has sent observers to polling places with the highest probability of discrimination claims. The Attorney General sent about 850 poll watchers to 69 jurisdictions in 22 states.

The impression today is that our elections are no more dependable than those in The Democratic Republic of the Congo or Nicaragua. Fraud is so rampant and massive, not even Jimmy Carter can insure its integrity.

A former South African caller to Michael Medved's radio show called to comment how ridiculous we look to the rest of the world. How dare we sent election inspectors to sanction elections when our own are so full of corruption.

According to some, it seems we've reverted back to the days of Jim Crow. Ted Kennedy attempts to stir up racial discord by claiming minorities are being thwarted in their attempts to vote, but the Department of Justice is not pursuing the perpetrators.

"I am also troubled that the Department’s failure to pursue claims of discrimination against minority voters has created the false impression that, as suggested by Department officials and stated in a report on CNN today, overt voting discrimination against minorities is no longer a serious problem."
Moveon.org announced that it is offering a quarter million dollar reward for evidence that leads to a criminal conviction of vote fraud. The implication is that the Republicans are the ones cheating.
$250,000 Reward for Evidence Leading to Vote Fraud Conviction
If you witness voting fraud, please send material evidence to voterfraud@moveon.org
There are already allegations of voter suppression on the part of the Democrats, but don't hold your breath for any payouts. If a payout happens it will only be for publicizing Republican fraud. We will hear stories like this and this from the MSM for many, many days whether they prove to be true or not. Perhaps we'll see a documentary highlighting them for the next election cycle.

I blame all of this madness on Al Gore. Refusing to concede defeat to Bush, Gore and his childish tantrum dragged the certification of the 2000 election out for weeks. Lawyers battled in courts in Florida, Georgia, and Washington D.C. until there was no time left to recount all the ballots in the state. Now, the Democrats follow the Gore template whenever they lose or may lose an election

Even though all the ballots in Florida were counted and recounted in all the silly ways imaginable, Bush won using every single method. To this day, however, voices continue to scream that Bush stole the election. Republicans stole the election.

This all set the tone for every future election, and it cemented in place a seething hatred for Bush that has subjected him to nonstop attack and ridicule by the libs. With the exception of the six short weeks following 9/11, Bush has endured criticism for everything he's done. According to his critics, he has done nothing right. One can only guess if the situation would be different in Iraq if we had all stood united.

The Democrat's platform has only one plank. Whatever Bush has done, they stand for the exact opposite. This is the only thing Democrats stand for now.

This environment of constantly attacking the president has bred an inconceivable number of conspiracy nut jobs who believe our own government assisted in the 911 plot. What has happened to us?

And while we engage in all this partisan bickering, while we defend every ridiculous attack, while we respond to offenses that never happened, our country's real enemies are smiling.

Thanks, Al Gore. I know you were disappointed, but I wish you had been gracious in defeat. You have transformed our peaceful and orderly transition of power into a big ugly legal clusterfuck. This is your legacy.

Hurry up global warming. Put us out of our misery before the Islamists do.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Our Guys in Irak Are Terrific


Hot Air received this photo from the world finest military men, the ones in Iraq.

With one banner, they show Kerry to be the total fool he is; So educated and nuanced, yet so inept at communicating that he can’t even “tell a joke” without botching it.

Hats off to these great soldiers.

(Click on the photo for a larger image.)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Imperial History of the Middle East

Here is an animation from Maps of War that illustrates all of the empires that have controlled the Middle East for the past 5000 years - all in 90 seconds. Very well done. It's no wonder control of this area is so disputed.

Pumpkins and Zoo Animals Again

It's time for the annual flood of photos that show zoo animals eating pumpkins. Is there any creativity left in the media. Must they always repeat the same things year after year after year?





On second thought, they are pretty cute.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Miss Tibet Contestant Should Look in a Mirror


This photo shows Metok Lhanzey , 20, during the swim wear round of The Miss Tibet beauty pageant. At 17 years old, Lhanzey was in a Chinese prison in solitary confinement. Perhaps her crime was forgetting to check herself in a mirror. It took my wife a while to find the problem, but most guys should be able to spot it right away. Ladies, make sure your bathing suits are lined.

A Charlie Brown Jihad

Saturday, October 28, 2006

New Google Reader Feature


Google Reader has a new release with a user-requested feature. Now you can label a new subscription when you subscribe to it. There is a new drop down menu to "Change Folders."

Do You Want America to Win?

There seems to be a common theme here. It is very simple question, and one that should be easy for any American to answer, but no liberal seems to be able to answer the question with a "Yes."





Death by Coffee

We all know too much coffee is bad for you, but did you ever wonder how you'd have to drink to kill yourself? Me either, but Energy Fiend has. Find out how much will kill you here. I think I'll switch to hot cocoa.

Double Standard on Circumcision

Khalid Adem, an Ethiopian immigrant to the US, is on trial near Atlanta for circumcising his 2-year-old daughter in what could be the first criminal case involving the ancient African practice. Adem has been charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children. He allegedly got a male friend to hold his daughter down while he snipped the toddler's clitoris off with a pair of household scissors.

It seems odd to me that so many Americans find this practice so despicable, yet they don't bat an eye when it comes to male infant circumcision. Why do we have this double standard? Both practices are barbaric and unnecessary.

I understand there is biblical justification for male circumcision, but if female genital mutilation is considered a crime, why is male infant circumcision not?

Friday, October 27, 2006

Camille Paglia Speaks

Salon interviews Camille Paglia after nearly a year's absense. I always look forward to reading what this woman has to say. Her assessment of the pushing of the Foley scandal by the Democratic Party is spot on.

And with the Democrats' record of sex scandals, what the hell were they thinking of? For heaven's sake, after we just got through the whole Clinton maelstrom! What Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky was far worse than any evidence I've seen thus far about what Foley did with these pages.
She had this to say Bill Clinton's recent explosion on Fox News.
It may have been mixed. It began as a challenge to the right-wing media, but I think Clinton got out of control and went embarrassingly too far. It was a perfectly civil and reasonable question from one of Fox's most neutral commentators. But Clinton went off on a tirade, waved his finger in Chris Wallace's face, and accused him of sitting there with a "smirk." That was over-personalizing the interview by any standard.
You can find the entire interview here at Salon.

Steyn on Hot Air - Part 2

Here is part 2 of Michelle Malkin's interview with Mark Steyn. He calls CNN's broadcast of Jihadi sniper video "wickedness." He lets loose on feminists saying their silence on honor killings in the west is "quite despicable." He talks for quite a while about the uselessness of trying to reason with the Cindy Sheehans and Michael Moores of the world because they don't want America to win. I thought it quite funny when he wasn't sure if it was Winston Churchill or John Lennon who said,
"An Englishman should be able to live wherever he pleases."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Steyn on Hot Air


Check out part 1 of Michelle Malkin's interview with Mark Steyn at Hot Air, although Michelle is feeling 'gloomy.' The subject bums me out too, but both are excellent as usual.

Behind the Mouth

Here's a short video that shows the behind-the-scenes workings of the Neal Boortz Show, by far, my favorite radio talk show. It includes interviews with Belinda and Royal, his two producers. Boortz's show is an entertaining mix of news, politics, and sexual innuendo, a perfect mix for any talk show.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Everybody Hates Chris' Mom

What are the crackers at Cracker Barrel up to now? More racial discrimination no doubt against none other than Chris Rock's mother.

I saw an interview with Rose Rock and her NAACP lawyer, and it seemed to me that this was not a case of racial discrimination at all. It seems she became offended when she and her daughter received no service at the Cracker Barrel in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The explanation from Cracker Barrel blamed the lack of service on a shift change. A waitress was not assigned to her table. I believe them.


This happened to me at a different restaurant. After a few minutes, I got up and said, “Hey! Where’s my waitress?” The problem was solved immediately.

Rose Rock, however, had a different way of handling the situation. Even after receiving a written letter of apology, vouchers for free food, and a gift basket, she said she did what she was supposed to do. She called the NAACP.

It’s no wonder Everybody Hates Chris’ Mom.

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