Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Illiteracy on the Rise in DC

When I first began posting on this topic, I never dreamed that it would turn into a series. Who'd have thunk? (1) (2)

Once again we have an almost unbelievable example of a Congressman actually supporting the idea of not reading the bills that they want to pass. This time the baton is passed to House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI).

“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.' What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
So the answer is just vote to pass it quickly so you DON'T HAVE TO read it? C'mon Conyers. That's ridiculous.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

iQ cool

Ah, yes. Once upon a time I was a designer. Still am in a very finite way, but oh how I miss those heady days of working on a broad range of subjects.

I haven't really been all that enthusiastic about micro cars. I DO like minis, but those Smart Cars just look like a suicide mission. I don't know if I would have been all that excited about Toyota's iQ either, but this project made me love it.
And yes, I did download the font. I don't know what conceivable use I would have for it, but it will remain snug and cozy on my harddrive awaiting that moment.

See more shots from The Making Of The Toyota IQ Font set on flickr here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sebelius Gets Booed.

People are mad. Real mad. And Sebelius can't figure out why everyone won't just roll over and say "Thank you sir may I have another."

Monday, July 20, 2009

Buzz Aldrin = S T U D

OK, I'm a sucker for a big screen tv just like the next man. But I laughed out loud watching this bit with Buzz Aldrin and a CNN correspondent. At one point it just starts looking like he's trying to confuse and dazzle the old man with his magical screen. Forget it dude, this guy flew a tin can to the Moon with less technology than what's in your coffee maker. He is neither impressed nor entertained by your ridiculous finger movements or life.

Buzz will outlive your grandchildren while sustaining himself by eating nails and crapping iron.

Friday, July 17, 2009


A true prayer life is born out of anguish.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

House Democrats' Health Plan

Here's to information graphics and me not having the job of trying to explain all this. Hope you don't get sick.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hand in the Cookie Jar

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) leaves Senator Mikulski (D-MD) speechless as she tries to tap dance around the simple question "Does this use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion?"
Sign the petition.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oceanfront Property in Arizona

OK, I'm not Catholic. But I am pro-life, and all I gotta say today is "Go Pope!" That being said though I must admit an uncomfortable laugh slipped past my lips today, and it was no laughing matter.

President Barack Obama promised Pope Benedict on Friday that he would do everything possible to reduce the number of abortions in the United States, the Vatican said.

What? Are you kidding me? I mean, really?

President Obama (1) rescinded the Mexico City Policy on his third day in office opening it up for American taxpayer-dollars to fund abortion internationally. (2) He's lifted the ban on governmental funding of embryonic stem cell research. (3) His new budget calls for the removal of the Dornan amendment which prevents taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions in the District of Columbia. (4) He believes in the removal of the Hyde Amendment which prevents taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions nationally. (5) He and his Democrat colleagues believe taxpayer funded abortion should be part of any new Health Care Reform. (6) On the campaign trail he aligned himself squarely with the likes of Planned Parenthood and other Pro-Abortion ideologues promising that his first order of business in office would be to enact the Freedom of Choice Act. (7) He also promised to never nominate a Supreme Court judge that would not support Roe v. Wade–something that should be coming to mind with current nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

Now let me take a breath and continue...

On May 22 in a meeting to discuss "common ground" on abortion objectives, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America was abruptly shut down when she tried to suggest methods of "reducing the number of abortions." Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council Director, cut her off to make it clear, "It is not our goal to reduce the number of abortions." Well, it doesn't get any more blunt than that. Believe it or not, no one outside the 26-year-old director of the faith-based office, Josh DuBois, has ever said that the administration wants to reduce the number of abortions. Apparently, the media started propagating that language, and people believed it.

So what must have been running through the President's mind as he sat before Pope Benedict? I can only imagine him squirming in his seat, and hastily making his remarks just to get through the 40-minute private meeting. Apparently the Pope not only grilled him on the Catholic Church's position on defending and promoting LIFE, but he also got nailed on Embryonic Stem Cell research and physicians right to abide by their conscience.

Again I say, "Go Pope!"