George Bush is a Saint!

By , February 12, 2006 4:42 pm

Found this at
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-alterman/laughs-for-a-snowy-sunday_b_15533.html
and couldn’t resist reposting. Enjoy!

President Bush was scheduled to worship at a small Methodist Church outside Washington, D.C. as part of Karl Rove’s campaign to reverse Bush’s rapidly deteriorating approval ratings. A week before the visit, Rove called on the Methodist Bishop who was scheduled to preach on the chosen Sunday. “As you know, Bishop,” began Rove, “we’ve been getting a lot of bad publicity among Methodists because of the president’s position on stem cell research and the like. We’d gladly arrange for Jack Abramoff’s friends to make a contribution of $100,000 to the church if during your sermon you would say that President Bush is a saint.”

The Bishop thought about it for a few minutes, and finally said, “This parish is in rather desperate need of funds … I’ll agree to do it.”

The following Sunday, Bush pompously showed up for the photo op, looking especially smug even while attempting to appear pious.

After making a few announcements, the Bishop began his homily: “George W. Bush is a petty, vindictive, sanctimonious hypocrite and a nitwit.
He is a liar, a cheat, and a low-intelligence weasel with the world’s largest chip on his shoulder.
He used every dirty election trick in the book and still lost, but his toadies in the Supreme Court appointed him.
He lied about his military record in which he used special privilege to avoid combat, and then had the gall to dress up and pose on an aircraft carrier before a banner stating “Mission Accomplished.”
He invaded a sovereign country for oil and war profiteering, turning Iraq into a training ground for terrorists who would destroy our country.
He continues to confuse the American people by insisting on a nonexistent connection between the horrors of 9/11 and the reason he started his war in Iraq.
He routinely appoints incompetent and unqualified cronies to high-level federal government positions and as a result, hundreds and hundreds of Americans died tragically in New Orleans.
He lets corporate polluters despoil God’s creation and doom our planet. He uses fear-mongering to justify warrantless spying on American citizens, in clear violation of our Constitution.
He is so psychotic and megalomaniacal that he believes that he was chosen by God.
He is the worst example of a Methodist I have ever personally known.
But compared to Dick Cheney and Karl Rove and the rest of the evil fascist bastards in this administration, George W. Bush is a saint.

Device Profile: MooBella on-demand ice cream maker

By , February 12, 2006 1:29 pm

Device Profile: MooBella on-demand ice cream maker

Truly COOL! Fresh ice cream in 45 seconds! And runs on Linux!

Impact Lab – Microwave-Drill Technology

By , February 12, 2006 11:30 am

Impact Lab – Microwave-Drill Technology

Interesting new use for old tech! Wonder if the magnatron is directly attached to the needle or if a waveguide is involved? Guess I need to read the tech specs.

Update – right there in the abstract:

The paper describes a novel method of drilling into hard non-conductive materials by
localized microwave energy (US patent 6,114,676). The Microwave Drill
implementation may utilize a conventional 2.45GHz magnetron, to form a portable
and relatively simple drilling tool. The drilling head consists of a coaxial guide and a
near-field concentrator. The latter focuses the microwave radiation into a small
volume under the drilled material surface. The concentrator itself penetrates into the
hot spot created in a fast thermal runaway process. The microwave drill has been
tested on concrete, silicon, ceramics (in both slab and coating forms), rocks, glass,
plastic, and wood. The paper describes the method and its experimental
implementations, and presents a theoretical model for the microwave drill operation.
The applicability of the method for industrial processes is discussed.


Cool! Now to see if a microwave oven can be hacked to do the trick… πŸ˜‰

Another update – In one of the pdf articles I found a diagram that is rather interesting too.

microwave drill waveguide diagram

Adjustable focus mirror and movable needle seem to be the only things not in a standard microwave setup. Interesting…

Mind Control by Parasites – Yahoo! News

By , February 12, 2006 9:26 am

Mind Control by Parasites – Yahoo! News

Interesting article. And well documented and hyperlinked. Well done Yahoo!

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