February 24, 2009


This is the most realistic tattoo I have ever seen. Wow.

And I love Cracked. Srsly. 5 Ways People Are Trying to Save the World (That Don't Work)

And this makes my heart swell: Eleven States Declare Sovereignty Over Obama’s Action. Go, States, go! It's about time somebody gave a crap about the 10th Amendment.

[All links via CG.]

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Posted by: wifeunit at February 24, 2009 10:02 AM

I often get falsely mistaken as a hippie because (aside from the clothes and the penchant for attending protests) my son didn't get his shots until he was two.

Even the doctors didn't argue with my reason, though! The boy had a reaction to his first set of shots - a very nasty one.

And while I don't think all shots are necessary, I'm all for the vast majority of them. There's some nasty stuff out there!

Posted by: airforcewife at February 24, 2009 01:36 PM

My fellow Americans,

Having just been handed the latest estimate from the N.I.E. on the number of civilian casualties in Iraq, 90 to 99 thousand, I feel the time is now to examine the war that is currently being waged in Iraq.

Like never before, except perhaps before it began, we need to discuss the situation.

The war in Iraq was begun in a manner of illegality that betrays our core American values of independence, sovereignty and a respect for the Geneva Conventions. Past generations of Americans fought and suffered to establish the Geneva Conventions. They protect us as much as they protect human rights. But recent leaders of this country, who dictated the use of torture against an innocent people, are, under the rule of law, international war criminals, and I encourage the Department of Justice to prosecute the perpetrators in a manner they see fit, and to restore a sense of legitimacy to American power.

The war in Iraq is an example of a war against a minor country from an over-reaching superpower. It has costs lives and it has cost trillions of American dollars. Let it be forever known that empire building is not an efficient or rewarding process. It is, in fact, the inevitable end to many fine, otherwise powerful nations.

America must get out of the business of war now. In the current economic crises, it is time to bring our troops home and turn to other industries that can rebuild this country, and in my greatest hope, the nation of Iraq as well.

As a nation, we must turn our attention to the production of goods, services and technologies, of which the end product is more than just a bomb, waiting to be exploded. The end product must be something lasting, that has empirical value.

In this time of economic crises, we must commit ourselves to the creation of value, not the destruction of currency and our own moral fibre.

Good night, and God bless America.


--rush transcript of barack obama's speech--

Posted by: Will at February 24, 2009 04:57 PM

Awesome... I thought Cracked danced around the carbon offset scheme rather nicely while explaining it - it's a corporate plan to siphon even more money and enrich... strangely enough... Al Gore and others of his ilk.

And an ABSOLUTE ditto to you "GO, STATES, GO!!!" I hope Idaho's close; Gov. Otter wasn't the first to jump on the "we might not take your stimulus money" idea, either, but it sounds like something we (and he) would do. Same heartwarming reaction here! :-) GO, STATES, GO!!! (Now to put that in some catchy cheer...)

Posted by: kannie at February 25, 2009 12:02 PM

I loved the old print version of Cracked when I was a kid. Yeah, it was a clone of Mad, but it had the great photorealistic art of John Severin. Severin is long gone from Cracked, but the online version has its own appeal - a subversive edge absent from the original. Thanks for linking to it!

Posted by: Amritas at February 28, 2009 02:55 PM