July 2008
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Gas Prices Near $4 a Gallon: Exxon-Mobil Turns Biggest Profit Ever at $11.68 BILLION

Tired of high gas prices?  Exxon-Mobil isn’t!

HOUSTON – Exxon Mobil reported second-quarter earnings of $11.68 billion Thursday, the biggest quarterly profit ever by any U.S. corporation… Revenue rose 40 percent to $138.1 billion from $98.4 billion in the year-earlier quarter.

You can use this MSN Map of Gas Prices to chart how much you’re [...]

Fart Joke is World’s Oldest Recorded Joke

If you find flatulence humor humorous, then this 4000 year old joke is for you:

The world’s oldest recorded joke has been traced back to 1900 BC and suggests that toilet humor was as popular with the ancients as it is today.

It is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now [...]

UN Peacekeepers Show True Colors

From LGF, we are pointed to this photo:

U.N. soldiers salute as a tractor-trailer loaded with coffins of nearly 200 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters and bearing the picture of slain Hezbollah top leader Imad Mughniyeh, right, arrives in the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon, Thursday, July 17, 2008. Eight tractor-trailers loaded with coffins [...]


In honor of Reverend Jesse Jackson:

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Message To Obama: “I Wanna Cut His Nuts Out”

Jesse Jackson in hot-mike nut-flap:

WASHINGTON – In a shocking blast at Barack Obama that was caught on tape, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, “I wanna cut his nuts out.” He made the astonishingly vulgar remark as he accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of giving moral lectures to African-Americans.

“See, Barack [has] been talking [...]

Thomas Disch: RIP

He apparently committed suicide.

Disch was a terrific writer.  I very much enjoyed Camp Concentration, The M.D., The Genocides, and several other of his books.  A prodigious talent that will be missed.

Black National Anthem

Identity politics the order of the day in Denver:

Mayor John Hickenlooper’s annual State of the City address may get more attention for what wasn’t included than what was.

At the start of the event Tuesday morning, City Council President Michael Hancock introduced singer Rene Marie to perform the national anthem.

Instead, she [...]