Johnny Crack Corn

March 22, 2006

Bird Flu Fears

From the AP:

Scientists say they’ve found a reason bird flu isn’t spreading easily from person to person: The virus concentrates itself too deep in the respiratory tract to be spewed out by coughing and sneezing.

But the virus could change that behavior by genetic mutation, taking a step toward unleashing a worldwide outbreak of lethal flu.

Experts said the new finding doesn’t indicate how likely such a pandemic is. The virus may also need other mutations to take off in the human population, they said. Still, the work suggests a particular sign to watch for in new virus samples to help gauge the danger to humans.

Filed under: Misc — Johnny @ 7:18 pm

Anti-War broken record

Five years later after the War on Terror’s initiation, we’re still hearing the same tired accusations against it. Great job guys! You’ve really helped change policy with your stunning intellectual arguments (*sarcasm).

Notorious White House press reporter Helen Thomas proffered a typically balanced, fair question: “All of the reasons you gave for going to war have been proven wrong, so what I want to know is—why did you really want to go to war?”

He called Helen “flat wrong” about four times—”with all due respect” of course. He had to shush her four times to finish his answer. (Hugh Hewitt has more).

Jack Cafferty of course agreed with this “real reason” garbage and asked viewers to e-mail him the truth. Helen Thomas went on to a fluff interview on CNN.

Filed under: Government, War on Terror — Johnny @ 6:54 pm

March 10, 2006

Even Democrats think Air America is boring

Air America has been with us for 2 years now and yet despite overwhelming amount of posative press, the network has still failed to resonate with a large audience. Where as conservative talk radio personalities enjoy large fan bases of loyal enthusiastic listeners, most liberals tune into Air America shows more so out of duty as if they were taking medicine.

The nakedly propadandistic stylings of the network has also crushed its chances in gaining significant listernership from conservatives. Literally every single mainstream conservative talk radio show features guests and callers who disagree with the host every day. Air America programs on the other hand are quite the opposite (their flagship show The Al Franken Show, favors like minded guests on and rarely takes callers at all)

In addition to Al Franken being neither funny nor interesting, the rest of the hosts (with the possible exception of Rhandi Rhodes) have a hard time measuring up as well. The Newsbusters blog noted that aside from Bobby Kennedy Jr’s terribly monotonous voice, even liberals didn’t want to listen to him rant about environmentalism, especially once they learned he owns three large homes, flies private jets, and opposes wind energy projects in coastal waters near oceanfront properties he owns in Massachusetts and New York.

Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer who reports:

While Air America Radio’s loss of two affiliates in Phoenix and Missoula, Montana is generating news this week, the company itself probably hasn’t been able to give either city a second thought.

Why? In a development sure to rip the heart right out of the liberal radio network’s already ailing body, it appears extremely likely their leased New York City flagship station WLIB-AM will soon abandon Air America programming.

Even worse, litigation looks probable over the station’s lease.

Filed under: Talk Radio — Johnny @ 3:35 am

Gas prices

Gasoline is the bloodline that keeps America moving. Our personal vehicles alone guzzle 65 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel each year, and that number is projected to increase by 2.6 percent each year.

Tracking gas prices can feel like a roller coaster ride. They’re down one month, up the next, before shooting up more than 30 percent in a year, like they did from 2003 to 2004. Plus, they’re different depending on where you look. Other countries, and even other states and cities, can have very different gas prices from your local Gas-N-Go. To the average person, it probably seems as though there’s little rhyme or reason to how gas prices are determined. In this article, we will look at the forces that impact the price of gas at the pump, and we’ll find out where your gas money actually goes. Read more >>

Filed under: Misc — Johnny @ 1:46 am

March 6, 2006

Streisand mocks “C student” Bush

From the Drudge Report: Barbra Streisand has launched a new spelling error-ridden dispatch on the Internet — a dispatch that mocks President Bush for being a “C student!”

In her February 28th, 2006 essay, Streisand flubs 11 words, a personal record.

• Irag
• curruption
• dictatoriship
• crediblity
• Adminstration
• warrented
• desperatly
• preceedings
• ouside
• subpoening
• responsibilty

On another note (pun intended), Barbara Streisand is gearing up for one last hurrah…again. For the love of god, Barbara, this time will you keep your promise?

Filed under: Misc — Johnny @ 6:46 pm