The practice of covering up the URL bar in Safari 6.0.3 with the auto-bookmark and top hits nonsense is fucking retarded. Stop that shit. Some of us actually know how the goddamn web works.
UPDATE: Actually, it appears this nonsense is a bug, not a "feature". Great.
posted by Mr. Lion @ 00:45 EST | comments (0)
So the news of the day is Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster, now running past its tenth hour.
At the moment I'm watching Ted Cruz, though, who is just hitting it out of the freakin' park.
Said it before and I'll say it again: Rubio/Cruz 2016.
posted by Mr. Lion @ 22:49 EST | comments (0)
Confederacy of Incompetence
UPS and Obama have a lot in common: They both take an otherwise relatively simple job and screw it up to epic proportions, then blame others for their failures.
Only difference is, UPS somehow manages to turn a profit while doing it.
posted by Mr. Lion @ 22:38 EST | comments (0)
And sometimes, they're the anti-perfect. I have to say, I've never really seen a bad Tarantino film. Oh, most of them are a rehash of an old western with enough Morricone and gore slathered over them to make for an amusing spectacle, if nothing else.
This rehash of Inglourious Basterds, though, is just shit.
One would think that when given someone as brilliant as Christoph Waltz, again, even the most worn and tired plot elements would be fun to watch. But that isn't the case here. This crap drags on like a funeral for someone you didn't particularly like, which hilariously, is a scene out of the bloody movie. Yes, it parodies itself.
That's just.. wow. I really hope Tarantino gets a reality check of some type, as if this junk is what we can expect from him in future, his early genius will have well and completely jumped the shark.
posted by Mr. Lion @ 23:00 EST | comments (0)
The precious few.
As idiotic as the majority of politicians in NY are, as recent developments showcase aptly, there's some small saving grace in people like Senator Greg Ball:
Senator Larkin also has a petition to repeal this idiocy. If you're a New Yorker, I urge you to add your name to it.
posted by Mr. Lion @ 22:06 EST | comments (0)
Missing the point.
A number of sources are atwitter over this take down by Ben Shapiro of everyone's least favorite imported moron, Piers Morgan.
While Shapiro makes some good points and refuses to be pushed around by what he quite correctly identifies as leftist media bullying, he misses the key point.
Morgan repeatedly asks Shapiro why the average American needs an AR15. What Shapiro fails to point out is that need has nothing to do with it. The Constitution protects the rights of the citizenry. It spells out what the government can not do. Hence, need has nothing to do with it, no more than a specific need to have one's free speech protected from a particular government agency.
An AR15 is a popular, cost effective small arm. The 2nd Amendment states that the right to bear such small arms shall not be infringed. Shall. Not.. Period. Need has about as much to do with it as the atomic weight of mercury.
With that said, Morgan's methods of interjection and fallacies are a prime example of identifying the sort of people who end up running groups such as the Gestapo. Which is sadly ironic, considering the man's homeland.
posted by Mr. Lion @ 18:21 EST | comments (2)