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Clueless McCain / Idiots in Trees

Thursday, Jul. 24, 2008 3:47 AM

As John McCain continues to wax poetic about the Surge, he offered this bit of wisdom - that, without the surge, al-Qaeda would have killed off the leaders of the Anbar Awakening.

Like Abdul Sattar Abu Risha.

Google is reworking the code behind their search engine to prevent Google bombs - the process by which one enters a term like 'miserable failure' and gets a search result for George W. Bush.

The basic formulation of a Google bomb is to put the keyword as the text of a hyperlink. Then, as those pages are indexed, the correlation is created and turns up on subsequent searches.

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly seems to have a new fixation with the Ku Klux Klan, first likening Al Gore's appearance at Netroots Nation to 'attending a Klan meeting,' and now describing as a 'far-left smear merchant' dealing in 'racial hate.'

On the other side of the fence, rapper Nas showed up at Fox News' headquarters to deliver a 600,127 signature petition to the broadcast organization, citing them as the racist hate-mongers.

Fox refused the petitions, but apparently Stephen Colbert will take them.

In the absence of a budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is apparently considering a plan to temporarily cutting state workers' pay rates from the state minimum wage of $8.00 to the federal minimum wage of $6.55, in addition to a hiring freeze, cutting all overtime, and dismissing as many as 22,000 temporary workers.

I'm sure that will provide appropriate motivation for people making a base salary of $100,000 a year.

A federal judge has lifted her injunction against U.C. Berkeley, which was preventing them from proceeding with their plans for a new sports complex adjacent to Memorial Stadium.

Except no one bothered to tell the dumbasses camped out in the trees, who are still being 'negotiated' with and provided with food. I repeat, if you're trespassing as a form of protest, the people who you are protesting against are not obligated to feed you.

And, of course, the comedy will continue as the Berkeley City Council will weigh in on things this evening.

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