Your ‘Do You Want the Terrorists to Win’ Score: 66% You, sir or ma’am, are more than half terrorist sympathizer. Your ill-will toward America can barely be concealed, and has now been uncovered by this quiz. Your love of America and of her dear leader, President Bush, is clearly approaching treasonously low levels. But it’s not too late for you. Shut yourself out from all liberal influence, listen only to Sean Hannity, read only Ann Coulter, and above all stop questioning! Questioning only gets our troops killed in their noble battle against the forces of evil that besiege our great land! Do You Want the Terrorists to Win? Quiz Created on GoToQuiz Via Radley Balko, a “terrorist-loving scoundrel who who hates our dear leader and the values he defends.” Of course, you don’t need to tell me that the quiz is created by a lefty. Pretty obvious. And, of course, as in all such multiple-choice quizzes, some questions have no correct answer to choose from. Feel free to take the quiz yourself and copy/past the display code in the comments.
Entries from December 2006
December 1st, 2006 · 6 Comments · Politics & Culture
December 2nd, 2006 · 21 Comments · Politics & Culture
Alright, yesterday’s little exercise was both amusing and intriguing. Intriguing because I realized anyone can create a quiz at gotoquiz.com. So, I had the idea of creating a quiz myself. I got started yesterday afternoon, and then realized: It’s kinda hard. Really. First, you’ve got to come up with the questions, making sure they don’t have obvious answers for most people. Then, you’ve got to craft multiple-choice answers that are reasonably plausible for at least some people to choose. Finally, you’ve got to weight each response from -6 to +6, keeping in mind what sort of bell curve you’re trying to create. Hard. I quickly gave up: like, after question number one. Then, for whatever reason, I got up this morning, made my coffee, had a smoke, and jumped right in. So: Are You an Individualist? Are you? Take the quiz and find out. It’s got 22 questions and should take five minutes or so. The first two questions are mandatory for every quiz (gotoquiz.com’s demographics), but don’t have any bearing on the result. Unsurprisingly, here’s my result: You are 100% Individualist You’re an individualist through and through. The bedrock of civilization. If you scored less than 100%, then it…
December 2nd, 2006 · Comments Off · Motivation & Lifestyle
Some who read here regularly may know that my dad used to comment here, but though we’re a lot alike (big surprise, eh?), we share the single massive antagonism of religion. I hate it to the depth of my bones. He believes. I love him dearly, in spite of it. But it doesn’t stop me from spewing the hate I sometimes let loose here. I could say that it’s because I care, but that’s pretty self-serving. Moreso, I think I allow myself to do it because I trust that our love and respect for one-another will ultimately withstand it. And, I respect his ability to draw necessary distinctions. Both of those assessments have proven true. My dad and I have a relationship that it’s almost natural to take for granted; it has changed so little in these many years. My dad loves breakfast at cafes. Bacon & eggs; sausage & eggs; ham & eggs, and so on. Even in those days of relative modest financial means, he managed to get out to breakfast once a week — usually with his brother on Saturday morning. This is 40 years ago, now. Though I’m sure he left me behind a time or…
December 3rd, 2006 · 3 Comments · Motivation & Lifestyle
Well, for what it’s worth, that’s the new banner for now. I can’t say that I’m completely satisfied with the tile that I cropped from my old banner. Other than that, I like it fine, especially the new title and sub-titles. Any suggestions that don’t require a masters degree in graphic design, or require me to buy Photoshop — which I have managed to get by without all these many years? Actually, I did this with Snagit, a screen capture tool that’s essential for traders needing to take snapshots in time of various streaming charts during the trading day. Now, if TypePad would create a standard layout that included three columns, but with the two narrow columns side-by-side to the right, I’d be really content.I’m seeing that more and more on blogs, and I think it’s a great design. I’ve looked into various things like WordPress and such, but it just seems like I’d have to spend too much time on configuration and not enough on writing. TypePad has the ability for complete customization as well, but you have to do it with CSS scripts. I played around trying to modify one of their templates so as to better suit…
December 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off · Politics & Culture
By all reasonable accounts, so far, it’s a decent bet that the 2008 presidential election will feature Hillary Clinton vs. John McCain. Oh, boy. Can’t wait for that one. Of course, it’s going to be “the most important election of your life” — superseding the last most important election of your life, which was…uh, just a minute…oh, yea: 2004. They just get importanter and importanter. Matt Welch has dealt John McCain a pretty scathing editorial, I think, in the LA Times. Will it make any difference? No, of course not. The only questions that get asked and answered, any more, concern themselves with degree — how much poison — a little, or a lot? But everyone is content to drink some. The 2008 election rigmarole will never get any more meaningful than if the whole thing was to be a contest over who is best dressed. In meaningful terms: it’s a contest between the collectivist-communist behind door number one vs. the collectivist-fascist behind door number two. The common theme is what’s important. The rest is just about what they’re wearing. Both will promise, and try, to make the government run on time like never before. The one, for the children,…
December 4th, 2006 · 5 Comments · Politics & Culture
You head all about Michael Richards’ racist rant, did you not? But, did you see “the” video? According to the YouTube description, and Fox News, he is: Activist and bookstore owner Dr. Kamau Kambon, who taught African Studies 241 in the Spring 2005 semester at North Carolina State University. You know what? I don’t care about his rant. Of course, as a white guy in this double-standard culture, I refrained from expressing that I didn’t care about Michael Richards, either. I guess I’ll just keep on walkin’ on the egg shells around the brown skins. In case you think that’s a “remark,” I’m married to one of them.
December 6th, 2006 · 5 Comments · Motivation & Lifestyle
This has got to be the saddest story I’ve seen in a while. It breaks my heart to no end. I was watching it a bit on the local and national news, last night, and thinking to myself: no chance they’re finding him alive. Sad story, especially when you consider that had he just sat tight, he’d be warm at home with his wife and two daughters this moment. And now, for all the four of them, that will never happen again for the remainder of human history. Mistakes, even slightly to perfectly innocent ones, can be extremely costly. I don’t know where on the scale I’d put the error that caused this tragedy, but the error was a long time (a week) before James Kim set out on his doomed trek to find help for his family. But setting out, as he did? It was the only decision a man could make, in that moment. He had no idea that rescue was forthcoming, within two days. It wouldn’t have mattered if rescue had come 10 minutes after he’d set out. He knew that if they were not rescued soon, his children would freeze to death and he and his…