Monday, December 19, 2005

The New Anti-Immigration Feeling

New restrictions forcing illegal Irish immigrants to leave US in droves - Yahoo! News: "They have put the word 'immigrant' beside the word 'terrorist' in order to get all these totalitarian laws passed in this country."

It looks like we face a new wave of anti-immigrant hatred and fear. First Hispanics, then Irish. Who's next?

Monday, December 12, 2005

Muslim Women Around the World

This interesting site presents some interesting art by muslim women around the world. There is also a photo gallery of muslim women with captions. Many of the captions describe muslim women's attitudes towards the veil/burka.

Friday, December 09, 2005

What Monty Python Character Are You?

What Monty Python Character are you?

Well, u-- um, can we come up and have a look?
Take this quiz!

Which Action Hero Would You Be?

You scored as William Wallace. The great Scottish warrior William Wallace led his people against their English oppressors in a campaign that won independence for Scotland and immortalized him in the hearts of his countrymen. With his warrior's heart, tactician's mind, and poet's soul, Wallace was a brilliant leader. He just wanted to live a simple life on his farm, but he gave it up to help his country in its time of need.

William Wallace
Batman, the Dark Knight
James Bond, Agent 007
Lara Croft
Indiana Jones
The Terminator
Neo, the "One"
Captain Jack Sparrow
El Zorro
The Amazing Spider-Man

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Alas - I was hoping for Patton!

George MacClellan
You scored 46 Wisdom, 77 Tactics, 50 Guts, and 38 Ruthlessness!
Like General McClellan, you're smart enough to know what tactical decisions to make. However, the problem with McClellan is that he could never sprout the balls to act on his information, and in the end, that's why Geoge McClellan is only a sidenote in the history books.

After graduating from West Point, he served with distinction in the Mexican War and later worked on various engineering projects, notably on the survey (1853-54) for a Northern Pacific RR route across the Cascade Range. Resigning from the army in 1857, he was a railroad official until the outbreak of the Civil War. In May, 1861, McClellan was made commander of the Dept. of the Ohio and a major general in the regular army. He cleared the western part of Virginia of Confederates (June-July, 1861) and consequently, after the Union defeat in the first battle of Bull Run, was given command of the troops in and around Washington. In November he became general in chief. The administration, reflecting public opinion, pressed for an early offensive, but McClellan insisted on adequate training and equipment for his army. In Mar., 1862, he was relieved of his supreme command, but he retained command of the Army of the Potomac, with which in Apr., 1862, he initiated the Peninsular campaign . The collapse of this campaign after the Seven Days battles was charged by many to his overcaution. In Aug., 1862, most of McClellan's troops were reassigned to the Army of Virginia under John Pope . After Pope's defeat at the second battle of Bull Run, McClellan again reorganized the Union forces, and in the Antietam campaign he checked Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. He was slow, however, to follow Lee across the Potomac and in Nov., 1862, was removed from his command.

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Link: The Which Historic General Are You Test written by dasnyds on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ubiquitous Porn: Alive on the Net

Yahoo! News

"It's a warning label, not a platform! It's isolation. It's zoning. Would you allow locating adult bookstores next to churches? It seems that Concerned Women for America would demand doing so.

The idea behind .xxx is to put these porn folks into their own space where they can be somewhat controlled. The idea is not to make getting to porn easier. Getting to porn is easy enough now—even by accident. That's why the current structure is a threat to family values."

Thursday, December 01, 2005

See-Thru Loo

I don't know if this is real or photoshopped, but its cool, either way.