Check out Igor Presnyako’s amazing performance of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”

One awesome musician – one acoustic guitar – one continuous take with no edits – all dedicated to a brilliant performance of one of my favorite songs of all time.

Igor Presnyako is a very talented musician:

August 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Here are interviews with people who agreed with McCain on the issues, but voted for Obama anyway

The people interviewed here in 2008 said that they agreed with McCain’s positions on the issues, but that they would be voting for Obama anyway. If that’s not because of racism, then I’d love to hear some other explanation:


August 30, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Racism. 1 comment.

“The Jeffersons” explains why you shouldn’t vote for someone just because they’re black

This season one episode of “The Jeffersons” is called “Like Father Like Son.” As is always the case with early seasons of this excellent show, the entire episode is worth watching. But the part I most want to draw your attention to runs from 13:08 to 16:28

August 29, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism, Television. 4 comments.

Mango recall at Giant Eagle supermarkets in Pittsburgh

Yesterday I got a computerized phone call from Giant Eagle, telling me not to eat the mangoes that I’ve been buying since July, because they might be contaminated with Salmonella. The message said I could return them to the store for a full refund.

August 28, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Food, Math, Pittsburgh. 1 comment.

NBC has falsely reported that Neil Young has died – here’s some of his music

Neil Young – singer, songwriter, and guitarist – solo artist  – member of Buffalo Springfield – member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – is very much alive.

However, NBC news has reported that he has died!

Not only that, but they also reported that he was the first astronaut to walk on the moon!

August 26, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Humor, Music. Leave a comment.

Berkeley public high school considers cancelling its Advanced Placement classes because too many white students are succeeding

Human Events reports:

August 25, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Racism, Science, War against achievement. 13 comments.

“When I grow up, I want to be a crony!”

Even though the children in this video are reading from a script, this is a very sorrowful commentary on the kind of society that our government is creating, because there really are a lot of people who grow up to be like that. I hope this video goes viral:

August 25, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Roger Ebert has responded to my blog posting about him not reviewing “2016: Obama’s America”

See Roger Ebert reviewed seven movies this weekend, but not “2016: Obama’s America” for updates.

August 25, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Movies, Politics. 2 comments.

Roger Ebert reviewed seven movies this weekend, but not “2016: Obama’s America”

Note: At the end of this posting I have added updates, which are in bold, including Roger Ebert’s responses to me from his blog.

This is Roger Ebert’s website. For the weekend of Friday, August 24, 2012, he has written reviews of seven new movies:

August 24, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Movies, Politics. 31 comments.

Fox News claims Obamacare punishes hospitals if their patients with heart failure live instead of die

Fox News reports:

August 23, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Health care. 1 comment.

My blog has just gotten its 57,000th hit – that’s 1,000 for every U.S. state!

My blog has just gotten its 57,000th hit – that’s 1,000 for every U.S. state!

I would like to thank all my readers, who made this happy event possible.


August 23, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Humor, Politics. 5 comments.

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon (hilarious trailer for a movie that doesn’t actually exist)

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon is a trailer for a movie that doesn’t actually exist. It’s the trailer itself that is the complete work. It’s ten minutes long, brilliantly hilarious, and violent enough that the fake opening says it’s for Restricted audiences, i.e., if it were an actual movie, it would be rated-R. So it’s definitely not for young children, the squeamish, or anyone else who might be offended by such content. Personally, I loved it.

August 23, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Humor, Movies. Leave a comment.

Barack Obama hates public education, which is why he has never allowed his own children to attend any public school ever, anywhere

Barack Obama hates public education, which is why he has never allowed his own children to attend any public school ever, anywhere.

August 22, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Education. 7 comments.

Comments from someone who is an Occupier, progressive, labor leader, and communist

This guy’s tone of voice and calm demeanor make him sound like he could be a trusted teacher, friend, or relative. I think if I knew him in real life, we could be friends, and enjoy each other’s company. He certainly seems well intentioned.

August 22, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has tweeted a link to one of my blog posts!

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein recently made this tweet, where she links to one of my blog posts:

August 21, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Casino sues winning gamblers and card manufacturer because casino employees did not shuffle the cards

This casino is suing the card manufacturer, and the players who won lots of money, because the casino’s employees didn’t shuffle the cards, which allowed the players to win 41 times in a row.

This has got to be about the most ridiculous lawsuit that I have ever heard about. Yes, I realize there are quite a few contenders in that contest, but this one is even dumber than the other dumb ones… I think.

August 21, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Dumb lawsuits, Humor, Math. 1 comment.

Detroit’s water department pays $56,245 every year for a horseshoer, even though it doesn’t own any horses.

The Michigan Capitol Confidential reports:

August 20, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Government waste. 1 comment.

Nearly all white Atlanta Symphony Orchestra turns away high school choirs for being too white

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra recently turned down the choruses from two high schools in Cobb County, Georgia – those of Walton and Lassiter High Schools.


August 20, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Music, Racism. Leave a comment.

President Obama has created an “enemies list” – which consists of law abiding U.S. citizens who made large donations to Romney’s campaign

The Wall St. Journal reported:

August 19, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Politics. 2 comments.

Open letter to Roger Ebert: Please read this and explain how you can still support President Obama

August 18, 2012

Dear Roger,

Before I get to the political stuff, I’d like to point out that as far as I’m aware, you have never reviewed “Drop Dead Fred” or “Princess Caraboo,” films which I consider to contain Phoebe Cates’s two best performances. Please review them.

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Roger, please read this list of things that Obama has done, and then explain how you can still support him:


August 18, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Movies, Politics. 5 comments.

Chicago government spends $90,000 per year on each of 200 employees to spend most of their “work” time sitting around doing nothing

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:


August 17, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Government waste, Politics. Leave a comment.

Barack Obama refused to pay the health care bill for his poverty stricken brother, so conservative author Dinesh D’Souza paid it

Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza writes:

August 16, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Health care. 1 comment.

A poll about the inheritance tax in the U.S.

A long time ago, when there were no laws against killing bald eagles, someone made a sculpture that included a stuffed bald eagle.


August 16, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Animals, Art and sculpture, Politics, Polls. 2 comments.

ABC News says you shouldn’t take sleeping pills before driving

Well what do you know – it’s actually a bad idea to take sleeping pills before driving.

I never would have guessed.

August 15, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Humor. 1 comment.

For low-income minority students, cheap Catholic schools are better than expensive public schools

The Pittsburgh public schools have an enrollment of 26,649 students, and an annual budget of $529.8 million. That works out to $19,880 per student per year.

By comparison, the Catholic schools in Pittsburgh charge approximately $7,500 tuition per student per year. The low-income minority children who get scholarships to Catholic schools in Pittsburgh through the privately funded Extra Mile Education Foundation have much better attendance rates, graduation rates, and academic performance, than the students at the Pittsburgh public schools.


August 14, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Education, Pittsburgh, Politics. Leave a comment.

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