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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Amy Lynn Gillespie


There’s one thing regarding the tale of Amy Lynn Gillespie that doesn’t make a lick of sense to me. I mean, not much of it does actually make sense. Let me review a bit now so you can see what I mean. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette of Nov. 17 says that Gillespie got into some […]

Speaking of BS Quotes


A Faced Book friend just posted this quote: “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” My friend does not provide attribution, so I googled it. Two websites attribuite it to Einstein.   Several attribute it to Escher. None of them provide a citation. Bartleby’s does not have it at all. Fake Quote? […]

I Call Bullshit On This Quote


All I know about Sarah Palin’s book is what I read in the newspaper, where they highlighted this quote which I can’t let pass without comment. What she said is: “I don’t claim to be a scholar of ancient Greek, but Plato is supposed to have said ,”Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting […]

A Slip Of The Tang


Here at the imaginary think-tank the Serious Poo-Poo Institute of Technology, the latest story regarding Prudence Palin somewhat reminds us of yet another presidential gaffe made some 30 years ago: MAX FRANKEL, New York Times: Mr. President, I’d like to explore a little more deeply our relationship with the Russians… Our allies in France and […]

The Pope is Going All Liberal On Us!


The funniest thing about the Pope’s recent condom comments is the apparent effort to spin this as some kind of liberalization of Church doctrine. The headline in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (where 80 percent of all people who say they go to church are Catholic) is “Pope’s condom comment is seen as modern move.” […]

Bring On The Fight For NPR


Back in 1994 a friend of mine who worked at the Heritage Foundation bragged that the new Congress of Newt Gingrich was going to de-fund NPR, the National Endowment for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Humanities. I bet him a beer that they would never do it, and he has yet to […]

Roger Ailes is a Nazi


I hate stating the obvious, but sometimes it is needed just for the record. Recently Roger Ales, the top dog at Fixxed News, called the top guys at NPR a bunch of Nazis. To be more precise, he said: “They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left […]

KIAV Style Note


As our seven readers know well, we love to misspell the names of the many fools we write about here at KIAV. Part of the fun is mangling monikers like John Boner and Newty Gringo and my newest favorite, Liza Merdcowski. It has occurred to me, however, that not correctly spelling names may result in the […]

14 Days


Wow. Christmas sure is going to suck for a lot of Americans. Thanks, Congress, for failing to extend unemployment! Woo-hoo! However. It is going to be a BOUNTIFUL Zappadan here at the old K-I-A-V. Ho, ho, ho.

Just a Little Bailout History


I am still not convinced that all would not be well if we had allowed GM to go into Chapter 11, but I am not unhappy that the IPO went off well and GM is back on its feet. It is, after all, a million jobs saved, and we are likely to get a lot […]