Saturday, December 24, 2005

Google and Baby Jesus

Question? Would someone at Google purposefully manipulate the search results so that if anyone, even a child, were to type in - Baby Jesus - the number one link would be for the Baby Jesus butt plug?

I'd like to think not. Others think so. I gather the problem lies in the offensive page itself not having all the bells and whistles that would put it on top. Yahoo has the same page on number 9.

Confederate Yankee sez: - quote - Other results on this search results page have more link traffic. A quick review of page's code shows no HTML meta information that should give it a favorable ranking. The page itself has a raw relevance ranking (search word divided by total words) of less than five percent. The only conclusion I can draw is that this page position ranking was done manually by a Google staffer. - end quote -

Can Google manually manipulate rankings? Have you heard of the French Military Victories search and the 'I'm feeling lucky' button? Try the 'I'm feeling lucky' button with Baby Jesus.

At the time of this posting I found this disturbing search result, as have many others, since this hit the blogosphere. I'm hoping Google decides to do the right thing and change what needs to be changed to fix this problem. As soon as I get the tip I will update this post.

When you type - jew - into Google some anti-Semitic sites come up and Google explains it thus - quote - If you use Google to search for "Judaism," "Jewish" or "Jewish people," the results are informative and relevant. So why is a search for "Jew" different? One reason is that the word "Jew" is often used in an anti-Semitic context. Jewish organizations are more likely to use the word "Jewish" when talking about members of their faith. The word has become somewhat charged linguistically, as noted on websites devoted to Jewish topics such as these: - end quote -

I doubt if an explanation like that would be acceptable to any good thinking person no matter their religion over the result of a search for - Baby Jesus -.

If you wish to give feedback to Google over this or any other search results near the bottom of each Google page is a link that says, Dissatisfied? Help us improve - I would suggest that you first view the search results (You do not need to view the offensive page) prior to sending them a message. Hopefully they have fixed it. If so, Please write and tell them thanks!

UPDATE: Google has fixed the problem. They did not want to manipulate the search results but they did for this issue and a few others. Thanks Google! (update posted 2-23-07)

Hat tip to Verum Serum who tips Confederate Yankee & wizbang...

Friday, December 23, 2005

Season's Greetings & Happy Holidays

Oh, and Merry Christmas...

Don't know who wrote this but I had to post it. I'd love to give credit. It conveys my feelings exactly!

I can say, I recieved it from this eBayer, who always has some great items listed!

For My Democratic Friends:

"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. And without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee. By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."

For My Republican Friends:

Here's wishing all of You a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Sacred Cows of the Left Put on the Barby!

John Lennon wrote 'Imagine' - A couple lines he left out were: -

"Imagine liberals are in power,
when North Korea gets the nuke...
They will kiss hineys and cower,
chanting good vibes till they puke..."

I get ticked off when I come across blogs that have the self righteous and condescending attitude of the left. Came across one tonight that was so full of logs stuck in pinko eyes that I had to come home to vent.

It starts off real nice on how America (U.S.A. for you PC Nazis that like to differentiate between the north and south continents.) was built on 'HOPE'. Goes on to say how wonderful 'HOPE' is and how 'HOPE' built this country. Sounds nice until the speal turns to (quote) "the Bush Administration, guided by their neo-con warmongers and evangelical Christian base, found in the attacks an opportunity to pursue their agenda of advancing their prophecies and ideology and exploited our fear." (end quote)

Hate Bush diatribe is so predictable. The rest of the sputum is Bush & Christians are filling our nation with fear and driving us to...

First off I'd like a definition of neocon. That seems to be the newest throw away word of the liberal lefties these days. It has no definition except, "People that disagree with me politically". 'Mindless drivel' is what I think as soon as I see the word neocon.

then the vacuous liberal poster sez:
Lets throw the Christians into the mix because everybody hates them. Hell, nobody has ever really met one to know that they really are not the way I'm describing them.

What the hell is:
"Agenda of advancing their prophecies and ideology" as if every Christian feels it is his God given duty to work towards nuclear annihilation of this planet so Jesus can come back and start over.

The next paragraph our intrepid liberal fills with conflicting statements that fails to recognize the achievements of the current Republican, "conservative" administration. And this post was on 21-Dec-05. After recent Iraq elections - It failed to recognize:

A dictator is no longer in power and his 2 sons are no longer on planet Earth raping 11 year old daughters of his country's citizens.

The citizens of a country now have the right to choose their own government.

A countryside ecologically ravaged through draining of marshes is being brought back to life just by opening dams.

The feminine gender can go to schools that were closed to them.

Mass graves are no longer being filled but instead being found and the remains of loved ones given proper burial.


I could go on but liberals refuse to recognize these good things. I doubt if any liberals will stop by to comment and say that these things are true without adding, "But Bush"...

Makes me want to whap them upside the head with my shoe.

Intrepid liberal sez:
(quote) "Religion and it's promise of a glorious afterlife is supposed to alleviate the fear of dying, and theoretically, the evangelical base of the administration'’s supporters look forward to the apocalypse so that they can be with their god." (end quote") Please note the small 'g' on God. This will help you understand where this person comes from. He hates religion and denies the good things it has done through the ages. - Prior to Jesus there is NO record of ANY charitable organizations. Not one!. Prior to Jesus there was nowhere on mother Earth (note small 'M') that did NOT have slavery. Cannibalism and infanticide were common practices throughout the planet!

Excuse me? If the Christian base was so anxious for the apocalypse why didn't they (and Bush) start throwing nukes the day after 9-11? The day of 9-11 I knew Christians and non Christians alike that would have cheered had we bombed Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt and any other stinking third world country that had Muslums in it...

Thank God we had cooler heads in Washington D.C. than in the neighborhood I live in.

Near the closing of his post this person says, (quote) "As much as I recognize and fear the terrorists who would destroy America, I also fear that the politicians of today will do nothing to make things whole again. (end quote)


Except for liberals like you. Liberals in America (no apology to the PC Nazis) are oppressed by their own minds. Those on the right are free! Or at least a lot more free than these close minded, self righteous liberals that are caught up in fear and loathing of all things Bush.

- All quotes came from: Common Sense - The posting is called politics of fear

(prying1 sez: Common Sense missed it in this one. This posting of his was anything but!!!)

Heads Up On iTunes and QuickTime Bugs

A heap overflow vulnerability in Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes and QuickTime media players could put millions of PC and Mac users at risk of malicious hacker attacks, security experts warned Wednesday. -

In English this means that a lot of information is stuffed into a space too small for it and the system crashes.

For those who use these programs keep your eyes peeled for patches and updates.

Full story from is here. 2005 Best Images Photo Contest is looking for people that like to look at pictures. - Throughout the year people send photos from the surface of Earth, to the sky's above and beyond the stars. Quite a collection. The photos in this contest all appear to be of space however but if you tool around you will find the submissions from people just like you and I. Some would make nice desktop scenes.

- On each of the photos there is a short description, a click to enlarge button and above on the right is a row of five stars for you to rate the pics.

- Might want to save this page to favorites so you can come back to it at a time you can relax and enjoy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Liberals Are Wrong Again

It has been a while since I've posted. In the interim quite a bit has happened in the political world. A NYT's article came out claiming that the President of the United States has illegally ordered spying on U.S. citizens without warrant. The lefty blogs went wild! Rush Limbaugh noted that the writer of the article has a book coming out in a few days with this news in one of it's chapters. Hmmmm...

Well, waiting to blog on a subject is something I often do. I like to think it is to get a few more facts to either back up my original thoughts or find out I'm wrong. The real reason is because I have a lazy streak. came out with an interesting article that shows this action by bush is not new.
Clinton NSA Eavesdropped on U.S. Calls - During the 1990's under President Clinton, the National Security Agency monitored millions of private phone calls placed by U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries under a super secret program code-named Echelon. -

Hugh Hewitt has a fine article on the Powers of the President. This is presented in series form which has 5 parts at the time of this posting. The opening gambit of the series says: - Overlooked in most of the commentary on the New York Times article is the simple, undeniable fact that the president has the power to conduct warrantless surveillance of foreign powers conspiring to kill Americans or attack the government. The Fourth Amendment, which prohibits "unreasonable" searches and seizures has not been interpreted by the Supreme Court to restrict this inherent presidential power. The 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (an introduction from a critic of the Act is here) cannot be read as a limit on a constitutional authority even if the Act purported to so limit that authority.

prying1 sez:
I remember times past where the government had wiretaps on home grown terrorist groups such as the Black Panthers and the Weathermen. A lot of shouting happened then too. In the group of friends I hung with the real fear was that government thugs would soon come after us for being pot smokers. They didn't. The government was looking for real bad people. Murderers and terrorists.

From what I see our current government is doing the same thing. Looking for bad guys. People that would love to destroy even more than the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. People that would love to destroy all governments and rule the world. (Please don't think I'm exaggerating. What is the goal of these Muslum extremists if not ultimately world domination? They cannot leave any countries free to oppose them.)

Imagine this. During the operations of wiretapping, listening in on cell phone calls, reading emails, etc. someone in our government learns than a U.S. citizen is having an affair. Or that someone else has homosexual tendencies. Or that someone is smoking pot. Are they going to care? I doubt it. They are busy looking for terrorists.

Now in my own business. A terrorist whose wires are being tapped calls the printing shop I work for and orders business cards. Now our shop is on the list. Throw a switch, ZAP, and all our calls are being tapped. Within 1/2 hour whoever has the job of listening will know for a fact that we are not related in any way to the terrorist and they won't bother with us again. I can only hope that the conversations recorded will lighten the day of the person whose job it is to listen in. We joke around quite a bit with our customers.

So I'm left with a choice. Oppose the policy of our government to spy on it's own citizens and give more power to people that want to kill me (and you too dear reader!) or support the policy that allows one branch of the government to use it's constitutional authority to protect the nation.

I vote to support it.