I scored a 3.3 which means I am "disciplined but tolerant; a true American." What about you?
Fifty years ago, the Authoritarian Personality studies attempted to "construct an instrument that would yield an estimate of fascist receptivity at the personality level."
This online, interactive F Scale presents that instrument in its final form. Additional infomation, including an explanation of the personality variables the F Scale tries to measure, is given below after the questionnaire. So take the F Scale now --- or else!
Take it here .
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
Something interesting in my walls...
I was doing some demo work at the house yesterday to see how things are built so that I can do the "existing conditions" drawings for my home renovation. I'm taking this horrible fake wood paneling off of the entry wall and I find a diet Pepsi cup, and candy box, and a page form a the local paper from January 1978. I thought it was pretty funny. I've done demo work in other buildings and found coke cans and cigarette butts, but this find takes the cake. Why? Well, because there was something else in the wall with the cup, box and newspaper...
someone's stash... that's right... straight out of the 70's. There was a new package of rolling papers, camouflage brand, made to look like a cigarette with a filter printed on the paper. There were two roach clips and two little pipes. There was just a little bit of residue in the bag. So, all the weed was smoked up back in 1978. Nothing in the bag smelled like marijuana. It was so old that it just didn't have an odor. I don't know why it got sealed up in the wall, maybe someone on the construction crew was so high, that they set it on the bottom plate and forgot about it as they put the paneling on.
Anyway, I laughed pretty hard and now I'm going to throw it all in the trash.
I am not the only on who posts to this blog...
I have received some e-mails and some comments on the blog that have given me the impression that many of you have the wrong impression about who's posting what. Many of the posts (especially lately) have been posted by "M". Snaus X hasn't posted a damn thing and is going to get the boot soon if he doesn't step up. Anyway, "M" is a smart guy and a good writer. I want credit to go to "M" for a lot of the good stuff on this blog and please pay attention to who has posted to the blog when you make a comment because it's not always Partamian posting to the Partamian Report.
Perhaps we should put "Partamian here..." or "M here..." at the top. It says who posted at the bottom, but I guess this gets overlooked.
Friday, February 24, 2006
US Port Security and why we are safer if Dubai Ports World takes over the operation of US Ports
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The Ultimate Sex Muffin
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Arranging a "Most Wanted" Meeting
My wife was recently at Homestead Air Reserve Base, FL and saw this sign posted up in the Security Forces building:
"It's God's responsibility to forgive Bin Laden,
It's our responsibility to arrange the meeting."
I thought it was a good indication that our soldiers believe in their mission.
Here is the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list posting for Osama.
National Sex Offendor Registry
|I have heard about this for a long time but have never looked at it. Go here http://www12.familywatchdog.us/ and type your address to see addresses, pictures, and convictions of registered sex offendors in your area.|
I am not sure how I feel about this. First of all, I was shocked with how many people were living near my work and home that have criminal convictions for sex crimes. I would have thought it was a really, really rare thing. Apparently not. Although there were people on there with convictions for statuatory rape, and in all likelihood that was an 18 year old high school senior who was caught by his 17 year old girlfriend's parents. Maybe not, but isn't it a little like the Scarlett Letter?
Monday, February 20, 2006
Koster 5K Classic
|Please go here The Walker Koster 5K Classic April 29, 2006 to register for this race.|
Brad Koster was a friend of mine and classmate for 7 years before he died tragically from brain cancer. If you live in the Atlanta area, your participation would be much appreciated.
Official promo below:
You will receive an offical Koster 5K Classic race shirt. Register on-line for the 5th Annual Running of the Koster 5K Classic. Inspired by Brad Koster's courageous battle against a rare form of cancer, the Board of Trustees, classmates, and friends initiated the Koster Memorial Scholarship Fund. The race is held annually to bring awareness to the fund and cancer awareness. Help us keep Brad's spirit alive and honor his memory and, "to appreciate life and live each day to the fullest because you never know when something like this may strike"--Brad Koster
Sunday, February 19, 2006
|Long ago, in a land far away, there lived a mythical creature, known only to you and me as the legendary Snausasaurus X. This being, namesake of the legendary Waldorf Hysteria, was rumored to be the earthly lovechild of the almighty Zeus and a liger named Parthon. Snausasaurus, nephew of Achilles, son of Apollo, was half human, half beast, with the wit of a fox, the speed of a cheetah, and the intellect of a dolphin. This mild mannered and personable creature was not to be mistaken for he possessed the heart of the lion and dedication of the warrior spirit. SNX was doomed though; doomed to suffer the fate of his uncle Achilles, to be struck down in battle by the arrow of the jealous Apollo, splitting the tendon between calf and heel.|
Since that fateful day, not a sound has been heard of that legendary man-beast. Rumors and legends have been passed from generation to generation, heralding the bravery and heart of the Snausasaurus. Only a privileged few have ever truly known what became him, but some have rumored that he may rise up again one day to bless his followers once more with his wit and courage. So I say to every faithful follower of the Partamian Report, prepare (!) for the Snausasaurus, who we pray will once again grace us with his presence...
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
Return of the Orange Crayon... Sort Of
Best in Show
This year's Westminster Dog Show winner, Rufus, comes from what is known as a bully breed. Rufus is a colored bull terrier, the same breed that spawned Spuds McKenzie and the Target store mascot. But dogs like Rufus are destroyed in some parts of the country. Cities around the country are banning pit bulls and other derivations of bully breeds including Staffordshire terriors, bull terriors, and any dog deemed to "look like" a pit bull. California just passed a law allowing cities to pass "Breed Specific Legislation," which will no doubt result in more discrimination against these breeds.
I am the proud owner of two of these dogs. I can't imagine life without them, and I hate that they are so often so misunderstood. Don't get me wrong, there is a higher level of responsibility that comes with owning a dog that is strong enough to pull a truck. Proper training, care, and socialization are very important. But they are also extremely loving and affectionate, smart, and extremely loyal companions.
Here's some pictures of these "devil dogs" (Harley on the left and Bodhi with me on the right).
Yes, it is similar to owning a gun. In the wrong hands, used for the wrong purposes, bad things can happen, and I hate those that use these dogs for violence. But in the right circumstances, with training and education, they could very easily be your best friend.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
|You have probably seen this already. I know I actually saw it live, and then I downloaded about week later because it's absolutely great. This is the angry, white rap from SNL by Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg "Chronic-what-cles of Narnia" about tasty snacks, their favorite mapping software (talk about true street credit), and of course, these two buddies going out to see a movie together (angry!).|
What's worth bringing this back up to post, besides still being funny, even if it is old, is that it has now been downloaded by millions of people throughout the country and has sparked a kind of new East Coast - West Coast rap rivalry. Now angry white guys from all over are posting their own versions of angry cracker rap about such thuggish topics as the Color me Mine store (a paint your own pottery venue in California). I have even seen one about Myspace.com. This page has links to other videos entering the competition, such as this low quality attempt Lazy Holy Day -- Chronicles of Jihadia. (some people just have too much time on their hands.)
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Why is this news?
Thursday, February 09, 2006
|Ok... I keep hearing about this Muslim outrage regarding the cartoons published by the Danish (and then other European) press. It all seems very silly to me, and I'm sure it seems that way to you. Well, maybe not you, or you, or... those two guys, or him, or that one guy...|
Anyway, I have heard, on many occasions, on the TV and radio talk shows "Where's the outrage about blowing up innocent people?" and "Where is the Muslim outrage about the beheadings?"... and the horrible treatment of women and children, etc, etc. So, I started thinking, surely there's a Muslim group that is taking a stand. It didn't take me very long to find them. A quick Google search and tada...
The Free Muslims Coalition
This group seems like a legitimate reasonable group of Muslims (and others) who would like the Islamic world to come out of the dark ages and they want Muslims (and I assume anyone else) to report instances of extremism or support for terrorism.
Join the Fight Against Terrorism
Tell us about individuals, organizations, student associations, religious leaders, mosques or any other group or individual of influence that advocates Muslim extremist ideology, engage in apologetic support for terrorist organizations or advocates "Jihad."
Hey...Don't forget to buy Danish stuff! I'm going to buy some LEGO blocks.
Oh... and H/T to... um... well... me.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Friday, February 03, 2006
Muslims Offended by Danish Cartoons... Do you give a rat's ass?
|I just don't care. I mean... a bunch of pissed off Muslims? That's so strange... Normally, they are so thick skinned and easy going.|
Nope... I don't give a crap.
Still not giving a crap.
Nope... sorry... I can't read that. Oh... and I don't really give a crap.
The guys at Cox and Forkum have it right.
Click here to see what all the fuss is about.
|Some offbeat news from CNN.com|
Israel drafts llamas after mule mutiny
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It can't shoot and it can barely follow orders, but it's the newest recruit to the Israeli military: The llama.
According to the Yediot Ahronot newspaper on Friday, two elite units recently began using the llamas in exercises and operations on Israel's northern border to navigate heavy loads of 60 kilograms (132 pounds) or more through difficult terrain.
The military tried using mules for similar tasks, but although they could carry heavier loads than the llamas, they behaved badly -- at one point, staging a "mutiny" and fleeing, the newspaper said.
According to Brig. Gen. Itzik Ben-Tov, llamas are well-disciplined and move quickly.
They also have highly developed senses of smell and hearing, are nimble, and only eat once every two days.
Plus they really like steak (or even a nice bass).