Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary Flying has its drawbacks.
-TwoLumps Never let kitties get your credit cards.
-Girl Genius Mechanicsburg is under attack! (With bonus giant flying monkeys)
-No Need For Bushido And a strange sound echoes over the battlefield...
-Delta Bravo Sierra Yes, even zombies must wear safety belts.
-Amya Felix remembers Faye.
- Banished The Boscis admiral better have a really good plan.
- Ratfist The Fairness Committee finds Ratfist unfair.

Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-Commander Kitty
-Gone with the Blastwave Waiting patiently for the December January February March ah hell with it, he'll update whenever Iron Sky releases, I guess.
-My Ninja Family
-Argghhh-onauts keeps getting distracted by puppies.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary Ennesby will probably have flashbacks.
-TwoLumps How to tell reality, part I.
-Girl Genius Ladies are delicate creatures and will beat the living snot out of you until you pray for merciful death.
-No Need For Bushido Yori sees through the lies. Still bleeding, though.
-Delta Bravo Sierra Rarely mentioned NCO duty: re-inflating peeps.
-Amya Tantalizing hints of the coming month.
- Banished Well, now we know what the TSA will evolve into after a few thousand years.
-Commander Kitty Goons run away, Nin Wah victorious.
-NEW COMIC! Ratfist A very funny comic on the dangers of being bitten by a radioactive rat.

Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-Gone with the Blastwave Waiting patiently for the December January February March April comic.
-My Ninja Family
-Argghhh-onauts has no idea where the helicopter went.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Mediscare ad, now with rewrites by Snarkatron!

I love Patterico's term for the "Roll Granny off the Cliff" political ad.  Mediscare.  Covers it all, really.  What's fun is the conservatives can take this same ad scenario and with just a few changes, make their point and stomp all over the socialized medicine folks.

[Enter Bad Man, wearing fake rubber mask, pushing Old Lady in a wheelchair].
Bad Man: No really, I'm Paul Ryan, Evil Conservative! (bwahaha).  Can't you tell by the way I part my hair?
Old Lady:  You don't look anything like that nice Paul Ryan, who's so polite. Where's my purse?  You took my purse.  I need to take my pills.
BM:  No you don't.  (sweetly)Don't you remember?  We agreed those pills are too expensive, and they don't really help that much.  And your money will help pay for *other* people's pills, isn't that nice?
OL: *We* didn't agree to any such thing, and I wouldn't need the wheelchair if I could take the pills.
BM: Yes, yes, but you can't work and earn money for me to tax so it's all the same.  And speaking of needing the wheelchair, I'm afraid the Health Care Redistribution Panel has found someone with a greater need for it. [Tips old lady over cliff] [Shouts down] It's for the greater good!
[Pushes empty wheelchair offscreen, whistling "Always look on the bright side of life"]
[Music changes to the theme from Conan the Barbarian.  A wrinkled hand appears at the cliff edge, and a very pissed off old lady crawls over the top, clutching a cane like a sword.]
Voiceover: It's time to fight back.  Vote to repeal Obamacare.  Or I'll give you such a smack!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Setting Expectations

We've cleared out some of the stranger, moldy items in the Conservative Presidential Candidate refrigerator, but what remains isn't precisely appetizing either. There are a few new and untested items (Cain) but the vast majority are slight variations on unflavored gelatin and nobody can get very excited about them. There has been much moaning and wailing about the field of realistically possible and declared candidates, and I agree --nothing to get excited about.

Fortunately, we don't have to. On the presidential level I will definitely be voting for Not Obama, so that's easy. There's a lot of repair work to be done and defensive fortifications to throw up to make sure the disaster of the current administration is a) fixed and b) never happens again. Snarkatron wishes to remind all enraged voters that we will be voting on LOTS of federal positions other than president, and for those positions there are candidates who are *not* lumps of unflavored gelatin.

These people will form the foundation that the lump of unflavored gelatin, elected to the presidency, will have to work with to get anything done. So, THESE are the people we need to fight for.  They will also form the base for a future presidential election where we can finally vote FOR someone, instead of against.

And if that doesn't work, we'll break out the pitchforks and torches.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary Your commanding officer does not want to know about the steaming pile of bloody corpses.
-TwoLumps Fireflies are bright!
-Girl Genius Baron Wulfenbach tells a story.
-No Need For Bushido How many times can Yori dodge?
-Delta Bravo Sierra You can always tell a Marine, but you can't tell him much.
-Amya A caravan approaches.
- Banished Rak is rescued by Mammazons only to witness a giant space battle.
-Commander Kitty Zenith doesn't like them any more.
-Lackadaisy Zeb spends time in the clink, and meets an uncomfortably observant Revenuer.

Not Updated, fie!

-Dresden Codak
-Gone with the Blastwave Waiting patiently for the December January February March April comic.
-My Ninja Family
-Argghhh-onauts is leading young puppies astray.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Do I have this right?

According to Press Release #34, Our Fearless Leader instead of blowing up Osama's hidey-hole with as much explosive as we could pack in a JDAM specifically required SEALs on the ground to "get proof".  Okay then.  Proof of Osama's death is important enough to risk a) injury and/or death of said SEAL team members, b) failure of entire mission since it is pretty much impossible to sneak up on someone in a helicopter, c) risk that some or all of the equipment used could be captured or found after the raid (like, say, a rotor element that didn't get burned up and now is in a box marked "ship to China"?)   Obama wanted proof.  Pictures.  Very important to have pictures.

For us commoners, however, not so much.  *We* don't need to have proof that our resources, our people, were put at risk for a good reason.

He gets pictures and we don't because he's better than us.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

This is us with one hand tied behind our backs

The current administration is famous for groveling to our enemies and insulting our allies.  It keeps trying to cast terrorism as a slightly aggravated form of littering that can be dealt with by policemen and court trials.  The only people afraid of President Obama are our (at least for now) allies who have shared sensitive intelligence with us because if he ever gets the intellectual half-nelson on this "intertubes" thingy VP Biden will tweet it all, 120 characters at a time.

So.  Osama bin Ladin is dead, because we wanted him that way.  Despite his efforts at concealment, despite Pakistan's I-din't-see-nuffing comedy routine.  Despite having a moldy dishrag as a President.  It's pretty evident, based on the mind-boggling stupidity of the press releases of what happened during the raid, changing every five minutes, that the skilled and professional *military* side of the operation cannot have been directed or even supervised by President Obama or his team.  There are rumors to the effect it only went off because he *didn't* know about it, supported by the sulky, hunched posture of the Leader of the Free World in the iconic photo of the Situation Room.  He's not even sitting at the table, like the grown-ups.  (And may Athena forgive me for referring to Biden as a grown-up...).  He had to be dragged off the golf course (yes really) to watch the superb SEALs he is allegedly the commander of kick ass and blow shit up.  Now that it is a success, of course, you'd think he was Team Leader on the ground to hear him talk about it.

It's to be hoped the brainer terrorists and their funders make the connection.  Even when we have a total loser in the White House, the United States is still very, very dangerous.  And we WILL find you.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sunday Funnies

-Schlock Mercenary Schlock has to defer revenge.
-TwoLumps Epic quests can so happen behind the sofa.
-Girl Genius Gil needs a scapegoat, so Tarvek will live.
-No Need For Bushido Uso is lurking in the grass like the snake he is. My bet is Ina steps on him.
-Delta Bravo Sierra CSM on a rampage! Follow him!
-Amya Something sneaky is going on, and Felix is behind it.
- Banished Chief Tache is asking very pertinent questions.

Not Updated, fie!
-Commander Kitty
-Dresden Codak
-Gone with the Blastwave Waiting patiently for the December January February March April comic.
-My Ninja Family
-Argghhh-onauts is busy handing out used headgear.