Monday, March 29, 2010


What is with Michigan and the fucking militias? Seriously.

Where would you think the higher concentration of whacked out gun zealots plotting against the government would be? The mountain wilderness of Appalachia (where I just moved from)? Or a high-brow city containing "The Harvard of the Midwest" (where I just moved to)?

These aren't even guys out in the fucking boonies. This is all right here.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Took the Nissan GT-R test car home Thursday night. Wow.

Really. Just..."Wow."

That's about all one can say about a 485 horsepower car that get to 60 mph in under 4 seconds.

I guess "Holy shit!" is appropriate as well.

[more photos]

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Cubist Period

Behold the Nissan Cube.

I joked to my former coworkers that the new guy doesn't get the BMW, and that "I'm sure I'll be driving the Nissan Cube..."

Lo and behold, those were the keys dropped on my desk. It might be the most ridiculous car since the VW Thing, but it's already grown on me.


That's what will be written on Sarah Palin's palm after this.

This has been around for a little while, but I haven't. It's excellent: Democrats are playing "Jeopardy," while Republicans play "Family Feud."

Kevin Drum rants about Republican mendacity—in this case, from Lindsay Graham—and at the end wonders, "Who do these guys think they're kidding?"

That's easy, Kevin: The guy sitting across the desk. And it's working.


[h/t Ezra]

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dick of the Week: Dennis Kucinich

Leaning No: Will Kucinich Become
The Ralph Nader Of Health Care Reform?

[TPM link] But one of the House's leading progressives says he's unlikely to be swayed. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) voted against the House health care bill. And his office confirmed to me today that he remains opposed to the Senate bill.

Last week, there were some signs that Kucinich might be persuadable. At a White House meeting Thursday, President Obama apprised Kucinich of a measure in the Senate health care bill--authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)--that allow individual states to create single payer systems several years down the line. Kucinich was said to be interested in the provision.

Apparently not interested enough.

[...] But there is some chance, however small, that Kucinich will cast the deciding vote. And for the time being, he's saying he'd rather be the Ralph Nader of reform, instead of its kingmaker.

Patron Saint of the Firebaggers. Assholes on the left insisting on purity from the party are as bad as the extreme wingers on the GOP side.

It's this or nothing, Dennis, you prick. Shut the fuck up, vote "Yes" and work to improve things. But then, I suppose Nadering the bill now will help burnish your creds with the idiots who support your next Quixotic Presidential run.

Thursday, March 04, 2010


As any of you who also follow Mrs Furious' blog already know, things are crazy and about to get crazier. I have accepted a job back in Ann Arbor, MI. I leave in 10 days while Mrs F and the kids stay behind to sell the house and finish school (whichever comes first).

So that has meant (and will mean) a flurry blizzard of activity around the house; finishing projects, cleaning, packing, repeatedly shitting our pants, and then cleaning our pants. At work I have a million loose ends to tie up, and once I leave I will be settling into a new job, trying to finish some ongoing work from my current job all while living with Mrs F's grandmother—which could be serious sitcom material in itself.

Needless to say, blogging is likely to fall by the wayside for a while. Even now I have several things flying around that I'd love to touch on, but don't really have time. Maybe I'll throw together a Link Bonanza or something.

That's all for now.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Of course he's a bad guy...

Just look at him!...

When Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadžić (now on trial in The Hague) wasn't ethnically cleansing Muslims during the Bosnian Civil War he was denying Southtown a white Christmas...

The guy's pure evil.