Tag Archives: wired

  in the navy

That Is So Weird That Guy Advising Mitt Romney On Our ‘Too-Small’ Navy Just Happens To Be In The Ship-Building Biz

Here’s the thing about the Navy: it needs more ships. And possibly more bayonets, so as not to offend the bayonet-Americans. But definitely more ships. This is self-evidently true according to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who astutely observed the other night that our air force is “older than any time since 1947.” This is also self-evidently true!  So the solution here is more ships, which you can use to attack Syria (a.k.a. “Iran’s route to the sea”) and if you get bored with that, you can sail on over to Afghanistan, which will be very helpful to our men and women and uniform. So yeah, more ships, says Romney, who is being advised by some guy who by coincidence just so happens to invest in ship-building companies. Does his opinion on navy ships have to do with these ties to ship-building companies? No, of course not, his opinion on navy ships just has to do with Keeping Us Safe.™ Read more on That Is So Weird That Guy Advising Mitt Romney On Our ‘Too-Small’ Navy Just Happens To Be In The Ship-Building Biz…
  we got your warrant swinging

Breaking: Warrantless Wiretapping Has Been Illegal This Whole Time, Apparently

Oh hi, judicial branch of the United States, how are you serving as a check or balance on the executive and legislative branches of government today? Why, by allowing the federal government to spy on Americans’ communications without warrants or exposure to lawsuits in order to keep us SAFE, of COURSE, which is exactly as the Constitution envisioned? Very good then! Read more on Breaking: Warrantless Wiretapping Has Been Illegal This Whole Time, Apparently…
 

A Flock Of Paultards Descends On Unsuspecting Tech Security Blog

You know the Wired magazine, which is about robots and other techmologies? Yesterday its Threat Level blog, covering “privacy, security, politics and crime online,” attracted a squadron of angry Paultards after it wrote about their hero’s upcoming March on Washington. Loads of invective, paranoia, and “morrons” after the jump. Read more on A Flock Of Paultards Descends On Unsuspecting Tech Security Blog…
 

Paultards Suffer Crushing Reality Check

The War on Paultards reached a turning point yesterday, and the spambots — very, very serious this time — are gasping for breath on the Internets today. A flood of spam in late October promoting Ron Paul has been traced to criminal spambots in Ukraine — about 3,000 of them! — that targeted over 162 million e-mail addresses. So. Now. Will these Paultards stop pretending they are real humans? Read more on Paultards Suffer Crushing Reality Check…
 

CIA’s Call of the Wild

While Michael Hayden and the “Terrorist Buster” give the CIA a pretty face before congressional appropriations hearings, the real American intelligence community answers to a dog named Zoltan. The Belgian Malinois is “officially” a member of the CIA’s K-9 Corps, but secretly has all major Washington pols in his pocket. Just who is this Alpo-eating, de facto cur of a monarch — and how much does he know? Read more on CIA’s Call of the Wild…
 

Remainders: We Can’t Go Forward and We Can’t Go Back

* Where the hell is the Stephen Colbert video from the WHCA dinner? That video is now available on “public service” C-SPAN’s website for $24.95. Thanks cable industry! [Boing Boing] * Scott McClellan is retired but he’s still calling the shots at home. [Cracked] Read more on Remainders: We Can’t Go Forward and We Can’t Go Back…
 

Inside the Bubble: Media on Media Violence

• Everyone loves a Jew with a big. . . nose. [Gawker] • The press in Crawford are way into Atkins: “a lot of them are sitting around there, eating barbecue three times a day, feeling a little resentful that the president has dragged them down there.” [CNN] • And while they eat barbecue, the President plays Marco Polo with Lance: “Trent Duffy confirms that the president, Armstrong and the group did indeed swim in the pool after the bike ride.” [Blogs for Bush] • The only line you need to know from Wired’s Jon Stewart interview: “I’m surprised people don’t have cables coming out of their asses.” [Lost Remote] • If you haven’t yet read Murray Waas bitch-slapping Michael Wolff, you really should: “When you say the media didn’t report this, let’s look at the track record of Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair is coming into this ballgame pretty late, aren’t they? I mean, how long has this story been around, and when did Vanity Fair come to it?” [Media Channel] Read more on Inside the Bubble: Media on Media Violence…