Tondar's Daily Rant

Prepare yourself for the writings of Tondar the Destroyer, Baron of Atlanta, Rightful Heir to the Throne of Spain, from whom all babies come. As his will be blogged, so let it be done.

Friday, August 20, 2004

BLOGGING BONANZA

As you can see I posted alot today. This is about a month's worth that I came across and was saving for some quality blogging time. Since I had that today. Take your time and give it a once over, it will probably still be a while before I can hit the blog on a daily basis again.
YOU'VE BEEN TONDARD!

Can you spot the difference in these two photos?
"THAT'S MY NAME IN THE ELVISH TONGUE"

If you wanna be THAT guy around the office, check this out. Also don't forget your Hobbit name.
SHE BECAME ONE WITH THE COUCH!

Check out the tale of this woman that recently died when she was physically seperated from her couch. How long had she been there? She was on that couch since before I went to UM.
THE ATHEIST SLOTH ETHIC

I always enjoy a good comparison between America and Europe. And of course one of the biggest differences is the amount of work actually accomplished on each side of the Atlantic. Nothing is more frustrating than having your vacation delayed because lazy France doesn't serve dinner after 10 (anywhere), lazy Italy has shut down for their traditional 4 hr afternoon break, or lazy Spain is on strike demanding more freebies for less work. However, could there be a link between this slothful attitude and religion...

money quote...

"The most remarkable thing about the transatlantic divergence in working patterns is that it has coincided almost exactly with a comparable divergence in religiosity. According to a 1999 Gallup survey of religious attitudes, 48 per cent of people living in western Europe almost never go to church; the figure for eastern Europe is just a little lower at 44 per cent."

It's an interesting idea that makes this Telegraph column well worth the read.
WHERE TO GET A WIFE

Check out this must-read essay in favor of marrying Mexican women. It seems they remember what it takes to be a lady, not just an irrational scream machine ready to fly off the handle because an ice-cube tray or two gets broken...Not that I know anyone like that.
HE'S YOUR SENATOR NOW!

Check out this story about Carl Levin's cry-baby fit because Bush won't nominate his cousin to the federal bench.

Do the democrats really think they can get away with this? What are they going to do when they get the whitehouse back and all of a sudden the republicans hold up all democratic nominees regardless of nepotism.

Money quote…

"Should President Bush cave into Levin's demands? At the beginning of his term, President Bush did re-nominate several judges originally nominated by President Clinton, but not confirmed. It was meant to be a gesture of goodwill. What he got in return was not just several judges who disagreed with his philosophy of judging but a Senate that treated his nominees with greater hostility than any time in our nation's history. He shouldn't make the same mistake twice, especially with a senator who puts nepotism before country."
COUNTERREVOLUTION?

Pat Buchanan is always talking about the usurped tyranny of the judicial branch. However, check out this column of his where he praises Congress for finally standing up to the judiciary and returning power to the ELECTED representatives.



STEAM TEAM

I'm normally not a big fan of ESPN's Peter May. However, this time he uses quotes and facts to back up his ramblings, and what were left with is a very thoughtful article on the problems facing USABasketball at this year's Olympics.

Also does anybody else find it weird that the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico can send a basketball team to compete with the Americans? Isn't it about time for them to grow a pair and become an independent nation?
CAN'T GET YOUR HEAD AROUND IT WATCH

Washington gets Bigfoot. New Jersey gets the Devil. And Georgia is stuck with the legend of Hogzilla.
ELECTORAL MAP

From Brian...

"Here's an interesting site to calculate electoral college returns for the presidential election. Use your imagination to create as big a Bush/Cheney landslide as you'd like!"
THE FRAUD FACTOR

Most liberals aren't big fans of Bill O'Reiley. But on the other hand, he is no favorite of conservatives either. Check out this Vox Day story that exposes Bill's sell-out agenda.

Personally I'm still a fan of the Factor. I know of his shortcomings, but I enjoy him yelling at idiot liberals, and cutting through the B.S. (spin) of our pundit-filled society.