Archive for the ‘Arab’ Category

The Mayor Digs The New DoD Logo, Finds Nothing Wrong With It

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

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According to the Evil Conservative Online, this is a new logo designed for the Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency:

This is one of those things that makes you say to yourself, “Is this really happening? Can this really be the new patch for the DoD’s Missile Defense Agency?” Apparently it is, as the official Missile Defense Agency website confirms.

Is it self-aggrandizing hubris? An Islamic crest? A bizarre mixture of the two? Or just an amazing coincidence?

The Mayor rather likes this new logo and doesn’t see any problem with it. I figure if Obama is going to be President for life, then more agencies need to start designing their logos after him. I would suggest more halos and more glow though, every logo should convey peacefulness and a feeling that if we put all our trust in the government then everything will always work out just fine.

Next – work on getting the words “land of the free and home of the brave” out of the American national anthem and replaced with “home of the polygendered, multicultural village- peoples.”

Saudis now asked to pay-before-you-pump

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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After all of the attempts to break ties with the American dollar by the Saudis, including not indexing to US inflation rates back in 2007 and now attempting to abandon all dollar/oil links, the Saudis are now looking for a handout:

Saudi Arabia has led a quiet campaign during these and other negotiations — demanding behind closed doors that oil-producing nations get special financial assistance if a new climate pact calls for substantial reductions in the use of fossil fuels.

The head of the Saudi delegation Mohammad S. Al Sabban dismissed the IEA figures as “biased” and said OPEC’s own calculations showed that Saudi Arabia would lose $19 billion a year starting in 2012 under a new climate pact. The region would lose much more, he said.

“We are among the economically vulnerable countries,” [Mohammad S.] Al Sabban told The Associated Press on the sidelines of the talks ahead of negotiations in Copenhagen in December for a treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.

Hey, it’s for your own good, Saudi Arabia. Climate change is real, and by real I mean we have to conduct more study.

Al Sabban accused Western nations of pursuing an agenda against oil producers, under the guise of protecting the planet.

Lie with an endangered panda and get fleas, Mr. Al-Sabban. You always have the option to walk out of these things, like the Westerners do every time one of your bretheren in the Middle East want to host another Holocaust-denial summit.

Isn’t sustainability a legitimate thing to raise in terms of an economy? The Saudis have been relying on oil exports propping up a large part of their economy for years, with up to 90% of their exporting revenue and nearly half of their total GDP as of last year, and this has not changed much from the 1970s despite a seven-fold plan to diversify their economy. Wikipedia shows their non-oil manufacturing is less than 10% of thir total GDP. Is America’s being “addicted to oil” (in the words of George W. Bush) merely making the diversification ineffective or just unattractive?

If the International Energy Agency caves and agrees to bailout the Saudis, it will just disincentivize them to attempt diversification now. It also causes other nations to seek out what should be their goal–new sources of energy. There is so much buzz about “clean” sources of energy that the consideration of the revolutionary future (fusion, safer sources of fission, superconductors, electric engines replacing the combustion engine) is being put on the back burner, which in keeping with sensitivity is powered by solar.

Innovation means you reward the winners and the losers go into the recycle bin of history. Thomas Edison didn’t get a cheque for his loss of delivering DC power to peoples’ homes; AC power is the standard because it’s proven safer and that’s it. If oil is to be treated as another obsolete source of energy and chemical products, c’est la vie! Or as the Arabs say, هذه هي الحياة. I think the meaning gets lost in the translation, but what doesn’t over there?

Presidential Pwnage

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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Barack Obama (pbuh), speaking through his trained parrot–the lovely and talented Hillary Clinton, has given the State of Israel a list of demands for them to stop expanding Jewish communities in Jerusalem:

The statement, issued Wednesday, applies to the area known in Israel by their Biblical names, Judea and Samaria, and as the West Bank by the international community.

There are now 128 Jewish communities in these areas, with a population of almost 300,000 Jews.

Mrs. Clinton explained President Obama demands that there should be no expansion in these communities for the purpose of “natural growth.”

That would include an American demand to stop construction of kindergartens, schools and housing for young couples.

It also means that Jewish households are not to construct any additions to their houses,so, if Jewish boy and Jewish girl make sexy and Jewish girl finds herself pregnant, they are NOT ALLOWED to renovate their home and add another bedroom.

The response to this nonsense by Israeli Government Press Director Daniel Seamen, brought a big smile to The Mayor’s face when he read this this morning while gulping down a bowl of Capt’n Crunch:

“I have to admire the residents of Iroquois territory for assuming that they have a right to determine where Jews should live in Jerusalem.”

Nice try, Moslem President, better luck next time.

Worlds 50 Richest Arabs Lose $25 Billion

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

 

The Global Financial Meltdown® has hit mainstreet Arabville (??), where the 50 richest Arabs have lost over $25 billion since the crisis started. Although I’m crying into my silk hanky, I’m happy to hear that although the top 50 richest Arabs wealth has depreciated 12%, they still have enough money to buy every person in the world a falafel and a bucket of cooscoos:

The list shows that the average fortune of the top 50 has slipped to $3.99 billion – down from $4.99 billion last year. In total, the top 50 now hold between them $199.48 billion – a fall of 12 percent on last year.

The collapse in the value of property and banking shares – the bedrock of Arab wealth in previous years – is cited as the biggest reason for the shock decline.

That’s a bloody shame.

In other news, today I bought a really cool #5 pencil. Ya, it has a rubber grip for excellent writing control and an amazingly durable eraser. I’m going to work on my printing this weekend!

Let’s bail out our Arab brothers, for they are in pain…