Wednesday, September 30, 2009

POLITICSHYPE: Indoctrinating the Children

There's been a bit of a tempest in a teacup lately about Barack Obama speaking to schoolchildren at the beginning of the school year. Let's not get into a debate on the merits of that event, but rather take a look back in time.

Less than a year ago, at the time of this writing, Dubya was still in the White House. Do you think any children were "indoctrinated" during his time in DC? Let's have a look:

Boy, people sure do have short memories these days! Good thing we have YouTube around to keep things real.

And doesn't this particular incident violate some basic religious tenet about false idolatry? Like, say, #4 of the Ten Commandments?
"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." (Exodus 20:4, King James Version)
Gee, it sure seems like it did. What happens to those who violate that particular commandment?
"Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me." (Exodus 20:5, King James Version)
There's another commandment that deals with bearing false witness, but let's leave that one alone for a while. If the video above hasn't given you your daily dose of shudders or laughs, well, then please feel free to leave us a comment.

By the way, this is real. It's an excerpt from Jesus Camp, the 2006 documentary that was nominated for an Oscar (best documentary feature).

Saturday, September 19, 2009

CARHYPE: VW and mileage for days!

Volkswagen's L1 Concept was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

"In many ways this 840lb, tandem-seat machine is the most important car at the show and just as much a supercar as the Lamborghini Reventón or Bugatti Sang Bleu.

It teaches people that 'super’ powers don’t have to equate with a gargantuan size, weight and fuel consumption. Super is as super does and the L1 has super in spades." (MORE)

If I could, I would buy a VW Polo Blue Motion:

"The most efficient model of all, the Polo BlueMotion, gets an all-new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder common rail diesel engine developing 74bhp, combining longer gearing through the five-speed gearbox, a stop-start system and regenerative braking.

The new Golf BlueMotion is powered by a 1.6-litre TDI common rail diesel engine producing 104bhp, and achieves a Combined fuel economy of 74.3mpg, while the Passat BlueMotion switches from a 2.0-litre TDI unit to the 1.6 TDI engine, allowing it to return 64.2mpg on the Combined cycle, up from the 57.6mpg achieved by the outgoing car. At the same time, emissions fall from 128g/km to 114g/km of CO2." (MORE)

Friday, September 18, 2009

YOUTUBEHYPE: Keep f*cking that chicken

I found this article on Huffington Post:

Ernie Anastos...did he really say that?

And I thought to myself...."that is such a classic line that there has to be a remix out there in You Tube land". So, as my darling daughter says, I "searched it up". Sure enough there were a few videos. I clicked through a couple of them and was not impressed. Then I found this one:

The Remix

This one is special...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

YOUTUBEHYPE: "Slap Chop Rap"

Watching the Military Channel today and this came on. Simply priceless!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

POLITICSHYPE: The Debtors' Revolt Begins

If you've been screwed by your bank and/or credit card companies lately (and who hasn't?) then you'll appreciate this:

There's not much to add, except "good luck".

UPDATE: Ann Minch, the woman who appeared in this video, was apparently successful with her own account. Bank of America called her and agreed to terms.