The Lime Green Monster: McCain’s Speech Widely Panned

From The Huffington Post:

This is not to distract from McCain’s address; that too was poorly reviewed. The most biting of the criticisms came from CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, who intoned, moments after its conclusion: “That was awful! That was pathetic!”

Josh Marshall, over at TPM, noted: “Here’s how bad it is. All the Fox commentators are giving competing explanation for why McCain’s speech sucked.”

But if you think this was strictly a liberal prerogative, here is a sampling of the Republican response to McCain’s general election launch.

Here’s Mark Levin over at National Review’s The Corner: “Not to offend those who might be offended, but this speech is a mash and tough to digest. You have to get through the self-congratulatory praise of independence and commander-in-chief pose from the Senate, then you have to try to follow the inconsistency of some of his big-government ideas vs. his anti-big-government rhetoric, and his inconsistency even on his supposed strength — the surge in Iraq vs. closing GITMO and conferring additional rights on the detainees.”

Summing up GOP sentiment was prominent Republican media consultant, Alex Castellanos, speaking on CNN: “Last I checked this was not a speech-making contest, thank God.”

Rapture Letters

Letters written by lunatics christians to be sent out to those of us left behind in reality on earth after their arrogant and insane fantasy the Rapture.

Dear, those lost and confused,

If today started like any other day and then without notice millions around the world have disappeared and there’s mass chaos, you may want to come to the realization that the Rapture has occurred. Many people may consider the Rapture a foolish Christian misinterpretation of the bible, and at one point that included me. But today as you see it has occurred.

At this point you may be feeling an unbearable discomfort because of such a tragedy. But please take my advice, gather yourself and relax because there is hope. Though there will be those who’ll explain this by saying it was some scientific malfunction or something convincing of the sort. But they are all lies, and it won’t take long to figure out why. First you’ll notice that all the children are gone. What explanation can explain that? Second, many of those who attended churches are gone. If you notice no other religion has suffered any losses unless they have unfortunately been killed in the chaos.

America’s Unhealthiest Drinks

From Yahoo:

The Unhealthiest Drink in America
Baskin Robbin’s Large Heath Bar Shake (32 oz)
2,310 calories
266 g sugar
108 g fat (64 g saturated)

Let’s look at America’s Worst Drink in numbers:

73: The number of ingredients that go into this milkshake.
66: The number of teaspoons of sugar this drink contains.
11: The number of Heath Bars you would have to eat to equal the number of calories found in one Baskin Robbins Large Heath Bar Shake.
8-12: The average number of minutes it takes to consume this drink.
240: The number of minutes you’d need to spend on a treadmill burning it off, running at a moderate pace.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll


I will not invade the rights of others. You have no right to erect your toll-gate upon the highways of thought. You have no right to leap from the hedges of superstition and strike down the pioneers of the human race. You have no right to sacrifice the liberties of man upon the altars of ghosts. Believe what you may; preach what you desire; have all the forms and ceremonies you please; exercise your liberty in your own way but extend to all others the same right.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “The Ghosts” (1877)