Friday, December 26, 2008

Warmest Kwanzaa Greetings to y'all

(Reposted from last year)

...for those of you who observe a "holiday" created by a Marxist convicted felon and practitioner of torture:

Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 – by convicted felon Ron Karenga.

Five years after he invented Kwanzaa, Karenga was sentenced to prison "for torturing two black women by whipping them with electrical cords and beating them with a karate baton after stripping them naked. He placed in the mouth of one of the victims a hot soldering iron, also scarring her face with the device. He put one of her big toes in a vise, and detergent and running water in both their mouths."

At the time he was inventing Kwanzaa, Karenga had also organized a terrorist group at UCLA called "US" (for "United Slaves"). In 1969, Karenga's followers killed two Black Panthers. While he was in prison, Karenga converted to Marxism. This was regarded by California State University at Long Beach as evidence of his being rehabilitated. So they made him director of their black-studies program.

Ah liberalism...don't you love it? Torture and entice to kill...and academia merits you with a department leadership and honors your made up "holiday".

And let's not leave out your Christianity-bashing either:

"The Christian is our worse enemy. Quiet as it's kept, it was a Christian who enslaved us. Quiet as it's kept it's a Christian who burns us. Quiet as it's kept it's a Christian who beats us down on the street; and quiet as it's kept when the thing goes down it'll be a Christian that's shooting us down. You have to face the fact that if the Christian is doing all this there must be something wrong with Christianity."

So I guess Karenga thinks he was just practicing Christianity when he enslaved, burned and beat Deborah Jones and Gail Davis.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from This Goes to 11

Warmest Christmas wishes for all of my friends out in the blogosphere...Cranky, Preston and Brian at Six Meat Buffet...Vinnie and Merri...Potfry and Buckley (and Islamic Rage Boy) at The Nose on Your Face...John and Mrs. Wuzzadem at Wuzzadem...Romi at The Year of the Chick (who may have finally found her prince!)...Stacy at Still Stacy...Van Helsing at Moonbattery, Ace and all of the morons at Ace of Spades HQ...the Conservative Scalawag... Jaime at Eye of Polyphemus...all of the folks over at Hot Air...T-Man in Tennessee and Toni at Bear Creek Ledger...Laurie Kendrick and all of her slaves at Laurie Industries...Sue at Beggar's Shot Glass...Two Dogs at Mean Ol' of the ID channel and attorney Murphy Klasing...all of the Jawas...fellow morons pj momma and bmac...and Associated Press-antagonizer Brian Ledbetter at Snapped Shot.

Also, a Merry Christmas to all four of our readers, but especially commenter B.Smith.

Special thank you and shout out to my blogging partner Michele, whose brilliance can also be found here...Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Another special thank you and Happy Hanukkah to my blogging partner Yiddish Steel.

Happy Hanukkah to Linda at Something and Half of Something.

I've missed someone. I know I have. Probably a few of you. Apologies. I'm lousy at sending out Christmas cards...I always receive WAY more than I send. Hopefully the future Mrs. Nigel will help me with that.

Here's another terrific Christmas carol...courtesy of Jeff Dunham and Achmed the Dead Terrorist:

And of course, my favorite Christmas clip ever...let's not forget the real meaning of Christmas. May God's love be with you always:

The $10,000 snowball

Seattle Seahawk fans pelted the New York Jets with snowballs as they left the field on Sunday.

You call those snowballs?


This is a snowball:

Ellis was fined $10,000 for his retaliatory strike.

Ellis makes about $3 million a season.

I'd say it was money well-spent.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fox News lists 10 biggest fools of 2008

Interesting...Al Gore did not make the list.

Who did?:

Media mogul Ted Turner
Loch Ness Monster hunter Robert Rines
New Zealand Scientist Jim Salinger
Zoologist Gordon Rodda
University of Texas at Dallas Professor Tom Brikowski
Japanese whaling researchers
University of Florida's George Burgess
Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass)
Explorer Jon Bowermaster
Sea life curator Alex Gerrard

Why Braylon can't catch

All season long, Cleveland Browns fans have been wondering why star receiver legendary God's-gift-to-football Braylon Edwards has dropped so many passes.

We know the secret now.

His arms are bent out of shape from patting himself on the back:

I've given my all to this city for four years, and I realize it will never be enough. I went to the Pro Bowl last year and resurrected this team from the darkness, and nobody cared... My biggest problem is that I actually give a damn. I'm always rushing back from surgeries and injuries, never missing games or practices. But through this, I've learned how to overcome adversity. I'm also proud of how much my foundation has taken off. I've been doing all this community service in Cleveland. My charity efforts will only be in Detroit from now on.

The GREAT Braylon Edwards lets another pass slip through his hands

You know, Braylon...Cleveland fans are an especially forgiving bunch. I predict they will probably just let your little temper tantrum slide...

News From Senator Boxer !!

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) wanted to share with me some critical news regarding the impacts of the recession. Get a load of this crap. I think i'll just chime into this brilliant call to action.

Dear Friend:

Friend to who? The Zero-Liability Voter?

I have released a report detailing the impact of the nation's recession on California's counties and cities. The report, which was based on interviews conducted with officials in 20 cities and all 58 counties, paints a stark picture of the economic strains felt across California. The analysis includes unemployment figures, home foreclosure rates, budget deficits, and first-hand accounts of the impact of the recession.

This report is a reality check on the economy -- things are not good, but change is coming.

Please! Share with us this misery you deal in, Babs.

I am going to focus like a laser beam on saving and creating jobs, which is the backbone of any economy.

Like a "laser beam"? Yeah right! Anyway... You were saying? Government is the backbone of the economy, right?! Of course it is. Just look at what it's done for a fellow Blue State like say, New Jersey! Go on, i'm listening.

The report shows that budget deficits and revenue reductions have forced local government to make cuts in many programs, including public safety programs, Medi-Cal services, mental heath services, meals on wheels, and youth and senior centers.

You speak as if these programs are critical to the survival of our once-thriving state economy. Our esteemed Governator says we need to go on a diet. We have been too flabby for too long. It could kill us all if we don't.

Non-governmental charitable organizations also have been stretched to the brink.

Maybe they would be in better shape if you Democrats gave more to charity. I thought that you were the party that cared more than that other despicable party of fat, wealthy Corporate Raiders.

In addition, critical infrastructure projects are stalled due to financing problems, which limits job growth at a time when unemployment rates are at their highest level in decades.

Right. Building parking lots and sidewalks will make a big dent in those unemployment numbers.

This report shows clearly that action is needed. I am working with Congressional leaders and President-elect Obama on federal economic recovery legislation, including:

  • Investment to repair and improve existing infrastructure, including roads, bridges, transit and rail;
Prop 1-A: Waste of money
  • Increased support for federal programs that support energy efficiency in new buildings and upgrades to existing buildings, which would create jobs;
Changing lightbulbs and HVAC units everywhere will get this economy rolling again.
  • Investment in water infrastructure projects, including reclamation, reuse, and groundwater cleanup programs that could not only provide new water supplies but also create jobs;
I thought we've already mandated that? Your cohorts in complicity here in our State Legislature rammed it down our throats. Where are those jobs you speak of, Babs? Just 5 years ago the State of Kalifornya doled out $36M for this stuff, 20% greater than the fiscal year before. Are you telling me that it hasn't been enough since? C'mon! You are the Government! You're the most amazingly amazing Congress ever elected in our nation's history.
  • Increased investment in the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, which awards grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies so they can hire and train law enforcement officers, purchase new crime-fighting technologies, and develop innovative policing strategies;
We all know that hiring more cops has drastically reduced crime, everywhere! How about building more incarceration facilities to keep the scum-bags off of our streets, and enforcing the mandatory sentences be served, in-full!
  • Providing additional Community Development Block Grants, which help states and local governments to implement plans to address local housing needs and neighborhood stabilization as a result of the foreclosure crisis; and
Bailing out those that had no business getting bank money in the first place. Great idea. Let's just throw some Tax Payer money at the problem and say f@#* accountability.
  • Increasing the percentage of funding the federal government provides to states for the Medicaid program, which provides health care services for low-income individuals.
Just say it, Babs, UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE. That's what you really mean.

The full report is available on my Senate website at:


Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

Uhhh.... Just before you sign off here, Babs. Maybe you should stop blowing smoke up everyone's ass here. You want to fix the economy here in California? You want to help create some jobs? Let me throw an obvious suggestion at you:

* Cut the ties with the Special Interest Groups, once and for all. You don't owe them a damn thing. You owe this State your best effort. Tell the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Foundation, and The Surfrider Foundation to stick it up their ass. It's time to acquire our state's greatest resource; OIL! We have plenty of it off the coast, and the technology to get it has never been better and safer than it is now. It's been 40 years since the California State Legislature and the U.S. Federal Government wet the bed over an old oil wound off of our coast. Shut up and drill! Getting us off our continued dependence of foreign oil will allow for the evil Oil Companies to explore for and drill for oil... FOR US! Imagine the number of jobs that would create. The Oil Companies would have to sub-contract a substantial amount of help via the private sector. What's that spell? Joe Biden's favorite 3 letter word, JOBS.

This Goes to 11 Turns 1,000

This is our 1,000th post. One Thousand mostly inane, silly and offensive posts. Oh...except for Michele's very tasteful and well-written offerings....

For our 1,000th post celebration, I was going to find the silliest and least tasteful youtube I could find and post that....but then I ran into this story, which is as silly and stupid as anything I could dig up:

To hear the city's spin, Seattle's road crews are making "great progress" in clearing the ice-caked streets.

But it turns out "plowed streets" in Seattle actually means "snow-packed," as in there's snow and ice left on major arterials by design.

Photo stolen from the Seattle Times

"We're trying to create a hard-packed surface," said Alex Wiggins, chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation. "It doesn't look like anything you'd find in Chicago or New York."

The city's approach means crews clear the roads enough for all-wheel and four-wheel-drive vehicles, or those with front-wheel drive cars as long as they are using chains, Wiggins said.

The icy streets are the result of Seattle's refusal to use salt, an effective ice-buster used by the state Department of Transportation and cities accustomed to dealing with heavy winter snows.

That leaves many drivers, including Seattle police, pretty much on their own until nature does to the snow what the sand can't: melt it.

The city's patrol cars are rear-wheel drive. And even with tire chains, officers are avoiding hills and responding on foot, according to a West Precinct officer.

So Seattle's drivers (and police) must skid around town...or just stay home...because salt it just too expensive?

Not exactly. Seattle's Department of Transportation moron chief Alex Wiggins:

"It's tough going. I won't argue with you on that," he said. But here in Seattle, "we're sensitive about everything we do that impacts the environment."

Chief Wiggins brilliant solution? Use sand. That's gotta be better for placating ecoweenies than salt, right?

"We never use sand," said Ann Williams, spokeswoman for Denver's Department of Public Works. "Sand causes dust, and there's also water-quality issues where it goes into streets and into our rivers."

I've contemplated Seattle and the lunacy of people who would want to live in a cold rain 300 days a year. So I suppose I can't expect much from a city which just months ago was going to ban beach fires because of their effect on global warming.

Basically suck. But thanks for the coffee...and Nirvana:

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Brilliance in Blago Blogging

Comes courtesy of the boys at TNOYF:

And if you plan to miss The Mike Huckabee Show on Fox tonight (like I'm really going to watch that when there's football on), here's the best part of the show (as always).

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Day 6 in the Deep Freeze


Time to come clean. The real reason I haven't been blogging lately is my fingers are too freakin' cold to use my laptop's keyboard.

I don't have heat. I live four blocks from the beach...I've never needed it. If it gets a little chilly every now and then, I throw on a sweatshirt or put some socks on.

But this is getting stupid. It is FOURTY FOUR degrees outside in Pacific Beach.

And the deep freeze appears to have frozen some brains in this state. Judge Shellyanne Chang has decided that our kids in California aren't quite dumb enough:

SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento County judge Friday issued a ruling blocking a state plan requiring that all California eighth-graders be tested in algebra.

The ruling sidelines an ambitious mandate approved by the state Board of Education in July after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recommended it over the concerns of California's school superintendent and education groups.

The mandate would make California the first state in the nation to require algebra instruction at such an early level. The Schwarzenegger-appointed board took the step in an effort to meet federal testing requirements or face losing up to $4.1 million in funding.

But the California School Boards Association and the Association of California School Administrators sued in September to try to overturn the requirement. They questioned whether the state had the money, staff and training.

In her ruling Friday, Judge Shelleyanne Chang said she issued a preliminary injunction because the board acted outside its jurisdiction and without public input. She added that plaintiffs would likely win if a trial of the lawsuit goes forward.

David Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association, said the algebra mandate would require 3,000 more teachers, as well as training another 1,000 teachers who are unprepared or teach other subjects.

Here's a simple concept. Stop teaching crap like global warming and Islam and gay marriage in our public schools and focus on basic skills like...maybe...Algebra. To ask 8th graders to grasp Algebra is not asking too much of them.

Perhaps it IS asking too much of public school systems here in California to drop their liberal agendas and start teaching math.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Son of a BITCH it's cold!

Forty Five freakin' degrees...

Algore (PBUH) must be in town.

No...I'm not turning this into a global warming-watch blog. In fact...I'm not sure how much blogging I'll be able to do from now on. But to my four readers...thanks for checking in.

I'll try to update this weekend and let y'all know whazzup...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Global Warming brutalizes Denver

Via Drudge...

I'm not sayin' a thing.

I Stole This From the AP! The Stupidest Paragraph Ever Written

I believe this officially ends the global warming debate:

Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it's thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.

I give up.

Update: Brian at Six Meat Buffet says all of the things I was thinking, but was too exasperated to express (either that, or he's just a freakin' more good writer than me):

So when it’s hot outside it’s a sign of global warming and when it’s cold outside that actually means that it’s warming even faster than when it’s hot outside.

How do we know when global warming has been halted? When it’s hot outside all the time? That’s the only logic there.

From the people bitching about color-coded terror alerts for 7 years, the environmental fearmongering scale only has one setting - Fire Engine shit your pants, we’re all going to die Red.

Thanks Associated Press “science writer” Seth Borenstein. I’m pretty sure that column counts as the co-pay for a rhetorical hysterectomy administered by an amateur veternarian.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Live-Blogging President-Elect Obama's Press Conference

8:08am...on the Illinois Senate Seat scandal and Gov. Blagojevich:

"I have never spoken to the Governor on this subject..."


Barry, you haven't even been sworn in, and already we can say this. You are a:

It Would Be the Worst Kind of Bittersweet....

Report: Obama to offer Israel 'Nuclear Umbrella' Against Iran

Interesting quote from this short article.

"Who will convince the citizen in Kansas that the U.S. needs to get mixed up in a nuclear war because Haifa was bombed? And what is the point of an American response, after Israel's cities are destroyed in an Iranian nuclear strike?," he said.

I used to live in Kansas so I guess he's asking me. Well, my first thought was, if Haifa is bombed and Israel somehow destroyed in a nuclear assault, it would give us a pretty good excuse to turn that whole dreadful place into a sheet of glass. A very oily sheet of glass.

But the girl from Kansas forgot that she is also a child of God. That "whole dreadful place" is where God planted all of his most precious seeds. I theorize that the devil has a good deal to gain by bubbling up through the sand in the middle east. Spreading lies through false religions and convincing humanity to destroy itself. He takes what we love, the sacred places where Christ walked, and poisons them with religions and governments who thrive and are spread by bloodshed and oppression, and in our desire to stop the insanity we end up strapping a bomb to the chest of our history and destroying the birthplace of our spirits.

Imagine making a pilgrimage to a giant oily sheet of glass, where the brutal unforgiving sun reflects off of the old foundations where the all of the most sacred temples once stood. Where only the roaches are left to worship?

I guess that's why this girl from Kansas cares about Haifa. But I do understand what he's saying. What's the point of an American response after Israel's cities are destroyed in an Iranian nuclear attack? What's the point of anything after that? It would just be suicidal vengeance.

Nigel: OK Mr. (or Ms.) Anonymous commenter. I fixed the spelling errors. Don't be such a dick about it next time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

LL Bean in hot water with African Americans

Actually, according to the most trusted news source I could find, this has been going on for quite some time:

African-American Boycott of L.L. Bean Enters 80th Year

An update...

...for our four readers out there! A shout out to all of you!

I have suffered from blogging burnout. It's temporary, and I should be back typing away when I get this stick out of my ass shortly.

Random thoughts and things I should go ahead and let y'all know...

There is now a future Mrs. Nigel. Yeah, hard to believe that there is a woman out there who can meet my impossibly high standards (she has to like me). And I have hit the future wife lottery. The future Mrs. Nigel is MUCH too pretty for a slob like me, and...believe me I am struggling with this reality...she totally digs on me. And most of all...she loves football!

How could I not marry that woman?

No...really. She exists. I promise it. In fact, I've shared her photo with a few of my blogging buddies...will y'all vouch for me? Someone? Anyone?

Because unlike this blogger, I don't make stuff up just to get attention.

Now about "Kaylee"...I fell for her "plight" hook, line and sinker. I've spent hours praying for her, and I've linked her twice. And now I don't know what I should be feeling. Should I feel pity for her because her life is so pathetic that she needs to create such amazing dramas...and her grasp of reality will soon be wasted because the New York Times will not be around to offer her employment? Should I feel anger because I was duped like libtards who thought Obama really meant that "hope and change" thing?

Or should I suggest her to The Atlantic...since her bullshit is actually more reality-based than theirs is?

(Time out whilst I adjust that stick...)

I don't talk about this much...and Lord knows I should...but I am an evangelical Christian. Yeah...I witness as it pertains to this blog pretty much sucks. Still, I have my strong beliefs in Jesus and the Bible. Which is why this doesn't scare me at all. Because this is what is supposed to happen. Israel and Iran going to slug it out soon? You bet your ass they will.

(A shout out to Yiddish...hey bro, ain't no separation of church and blog here, but when it comes to Armageddon I'm getting behind a Jew until Jesus hauls my butt out of here. Cuz' I know God has your back.)

If Sarah Palin doesn't pick Bobby Jindal as her running mate in 2012, she'd be foolish not to pick this guy:

On college football: This BCS thing sucks. I can't think of a single reason why Oklahoma is playing for a national championship while Texas is playing a crappy Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. Obama is in favor of a playoff system for college football. I might actually vote for him in 2012 if he makes that happen.

OK, but let's say for argument's sake that Texas screwed themselves out of playing for that championship by losing to Texas Tech. Fine. Why the hell aren't they playing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl? If the entire purpose of this BCS bullshit was to create the best games, then why not actually do that?

So what fueled this little outburst? Insomnia. I'm not worried about an Obama Presidency, or the world's economy completely falling apart, or a fighter jet dropping on my house...

Nope. Primarily what is keeping me up is last night's dream where I was in Rupert Holmes' band. I am not making that up. Of course I could have had a dream I was in a cool band like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers or Men Without Hats...but no. Rupert Freakin' Holmes. You know...this one-hit wonder:

Tell me that wouldn't keep you up.

Oh. And about 15 Coke Zeros today.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Why is this So Funny to Me?

I think it's because I've studied our educational system in depth, and realized how much p c crap I've managed to skip by home and private schooling. This Onion video is just too close to reality.

In The Know: Are Our Children Learning Enough About Whales?

Attention Cable News Anchors...



Trying to watch the OJ Simpson sentencing hearing...and empty-headed anchors keep interjecting their inane if we are too stupid to understand what is going on.

If I were producing any of these newscasts, I'd kick the anchors out of the newsroom and just let the cameras roll.

But then we all know that Cable News producers are dumbshits anyway, don't we:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The next time you're constipated...

...just repeat the mantra: Yes We Can!

Don't worry. We all know Obama's shit doesn't stink...

Great Moments in Sports History: "I'm Irish, and I'm looking for another mick to hit!"

Major hat tip to's Bill Simmons for finding this gem...a reminder of how Americans were able to survive four years of Jimmy Carter. By watching four years of bad epic television events like this:

The money quote comes from One Day at a Time's Pat Harrington:

Yow...I had such a crush on Valerie Bertinelli...'s Bill Simmons casting aspersions on 70's pop culture icon Telly Savalas:

I'm upset we once lived in a world in which Telly was a sex symbol.

The hell you say, Bill. Bald is BEAUTIFUL:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

San suck.

Sorry...I've been MIA. I'm kind of taking a rage hiatus...nothing seems to upset me much right now...

Oh. Except for you liberal hippie freaks in NoCal. Y'all should just secede from my state and my're ****ing everything up.

This video is a few years old, but I don't believe much has changed:

I'll be back soon. Maybe we'll turn this into a gardening and landscaping blog, or perhaps a review on Bulgarian literature.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Best Thanksgiving Tradition Ever... watching this clip.

One of the funniest moments in the history of television...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Crap Bowl

Congratulations to 1-10 Washington State, which just extended their nightmare of a season by kicking a game tying field goal against 0-11 Washington. It's going to overtime.

I have an illness. I am watching a football game between two teams with a combined record of 1-21.

At least they're showing this commercial:

(What? Sir Mix-a-Lot as your ringtone is a sign of immaturity? I must be in arrested development)

(Update: Game over. Washington State kicks a field goal to win 16-13...and their fans rush the field like they've just won the Rose Bowl. Which is why I love college football...your team can suck, but win your rivalry game and it's all good.)

The best paragraph I've read in months...

...courtesy of Victor Davis Hanson, on public school education:

The K-12 public education system is essentially wrecked. No longer can any professor expect an incoming college freshman to know what Okinawa, John Quincy Adams, Shiloh, the Parthenon, the Reformation, John Locke, the Second Amendment, or the Pythagorean Theorem is. An entire American culture, the West itself, its ideas and experiences, have simply vanished on the altar of therapy. This upcoming generation knows instead not to judge anyone by absolute standards (but not why so); to remember to say that its own Western culture is no different from, or indeed far worse than, the alternatives; that race, class, and gender are, well, important in some vague sense; that global warming is manmade and very soon will kill us all; that we must have hope and change of some undefined sort; that AIDs is no more a homosexual- than a heterosexual-prone disease; and that the following things and people for some reason must be bad, or at least must in public company be said to be bad (in no particular order): Wal-Mart, cowboys, the Vietnam War, oil companies, coal plants, nuclear power, George Bush, chemicals, leather, guns, states like Utah and Kansas, Sarah Palin, vans and SUVs.

The rest of his column is pretty good too...

What election night would have been like if Obama had lost

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I don't even want to know...

...what this guy puts on his pasta:

A man has been fined after he was caught by police in his car with his penis in a pasta jar.

Keith Roy Weatherley, 46, was spotted acting suspiciously in his car by police near Nobbys Beach in Australia.

When he saw the officers, Weatherley pulled away and led police on a 20kph chase which lasted up to ten minutes.

Police found a number of items in the car, including pornography, a home-made sex aid, women's stockings and a Jack Russell terrier

When he finally stopped the vehicle, he refused to exit the car, and officers used batons and spray to remove him. They found him with a 750ml pasta jar around his penis.

Click here for more sordid details...

H/T to Hot Air...whose stuff I've been ripping off a lot lately.

Obama: Supporters are so irritating I can't even deal with them

I was traveling back from this place...

...when this story broke. I must have missed it:

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Brilliance from Mitt Romney (Updated with link to video)

It's a shame that our new President won't truly reach across party lines...and offer a cabinet post (Treasury Secretary?) to someone who understands capitalism.

From Mitt Romney (via Hot Air):

IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.

Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.

I have several prescriptions for Detroit’s automakers.

First, their huge disadvantage in costs relative to foreign brands must be eliminated. That means new labor agreements to align pay and benefits to match those of workers at competitors like BMW, Honda, Nissan and Toyota. Furthermore, retiree benefits must be reduced so that the total burden per auto for domestic makers is not higher than that of foreign producers.

That extra burden is estimated to be more than $2,000 per car. Think what that means: Ford, for example, needs to cut $2,000 worth of features and quality out of its Taurus to compete with Toyota’s Avalon. Of course the Avalon feels like a better product — it has $2,000 more put into it. Considering this disadvantage, Detroit has done a remarkable job of designing and engineering its cars. But if this cost penalty persists, any bailout will only delay the inevitable.

Second, management as is must go. New faces should be recruited from unrelated industries — from companies widely respected for excellence in marketing, innovation, creativity and labor relations.

The new management must work with labor leaders to see that the enmity between labor and management comes to an end. This division is a holdover from the early years of the last century, when unions brought workers job security and better wages and benefits. But as Walter Reuther, the former head of the United Automobile Workers, said to my father, “Getting more and more pay for less and less work is a dead-end street.”

I wonder (not for long periods of time) what might have happened if John McCain had introduced Romney and his ideas into his campaign this summer. Not necessarily named him as a running mate, but as one of his financia advisors. Ideas like this would have resonated with the American electorate. Instead, Romney mostly stood on the sidelines and McCain ignored him.

Maybe it wouldn't have been enough. Hell...I know it wouldn't have been enough the way McCain's buffoons ran that campaign.

Update: Hot Air has video

"Bird Rock Bandits" trial winding down (Update: Cravens is guilty...going to prison)

Update: Seth Cravens will be going to a California "pound-me-in-the-ass" Prison:

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego Superior Court jury found a member of the so-called Bird Rock Bandits guilty of second-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal beating of a professional surfer in La Jolla in a high-profile case that had attracted national attention.

Seth Cravens, 22, was convicted in the 2007 death of Emery Kauanui, 24, who died from brain injuries several days after suffering what prosecutors described as a sucker punch to the face thrown by Cravens.

Right now Seth Cravens is wishing he hadn't decided to play "gangbanger"

Expecting a jury decision today in the murder trial of self-proclaimed gang-banger Seth Cravens in the killing of Emery Kauanui.

I constantly get anonymous emails and comments that proclaim Cravens' innocence, tell me that I don't know "the truth", and defend the behavior of those involved.

Here's the deal...NOBODY involved was "innocent" of anything. A group of thugs all got boozed up at a local bar and thought it would be a good idea to fight. Someone died as a result of this idiotic behavior. Nobody had the brains or the courage to intervene and stop this.

Was Kauanui an "innocent" victim? Probably not. He was dumb enough to go outside to confront the FIVE morons who wanted to fight him. Kauanui had a history of stupid behavior before the night of his death.

But no matter what the jury decides about Cravens, he is not "innocent". He is a punk who needs to grow up. He did throw the punch that killed Kauanui...that is not even in dispute.

His attorney claims it was in self-defense. Here's a question for her: What the hell was Cravens doing at Kauanui's house in the first place?

Monday, November 17, 2008

How Obama got elected

John Ziegler was on Hannity and Colmes tonight to pitch his upcoming documentary "How Obama Got Elected".

No suprise here:

Go here for more interesting data on Obama voters...

Flashback: More brilliance from Obama supporters.

"I got a black belt in diggin' Asian women..."

Me too, Zo. Me too:

(N-word warning)

That poor cat...

Does Canada even have "freedom of speech"?

I guess not:

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The host of a Canadian fishing show was reprimanded on Wednesday for broadcasting political propaganda during an election campaign, the first time that a show for anglers has landed in hot water for being partisan.

Darryl Cronzy, who presents "Going Fishing," had been wrong to urge viewers to vote for the opposition Conservatives in an October 2007 election in the province of Ontario, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council said. Cronzy also mocked the Liberals, the province's ruling party.

Cronzy's problems began after Conservative leader John Tory appeared on the show in September 2007, during the campaign.

"Towards the end of the program, Cronzy said, 'Listen, I'm not telling you who to vote for' and then contradicted his verbal statement by pointing at John Tory in an obvious and exaggerated manner," the council said in a formal ruling.

Cronzy also said Tory would be "hopefully, in a couple of months, the head honcho of Ontario." The two men also joked that one particular fish "went down, just like the Liberals."

The overly political overtones of the show prompted a viewer to complain to the council on the grounds "that fishing programs are supposed to be about fishing".


Euros love their dominoes

Over 4.3 million of them:

Cool: The domino rocket ship

Really Cool: The domino "black hole"

Not Cool at all: The domino Che' Guevara

Hawt: The domino Paris Hilton

Really Hawt: An upside down Miss Finland touching off the first domino:

A new world record for the number of dominoes toppled in one go was set in the Netherlands on Friday night, when according to event organizers, 4,345,027 dominoes fell during a two-hour TV show.

Acrobat and former Miss Finland Salima Peippo toppled the first domino while suspended from the ceiling by ropes.

Beside the record attempt to topple the most dominoes, there were 10 other record attempts including the most dominoes stacked on one single domino, the most mini dominoes toppled and the fastest domino toppling. All 10 records were successfully broken

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chargers Blow Another One

Pittsburgh (AP*)-Today the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the San Diego Chargers in a game that effectively ended all playoff hopes for the Chargers.

Enjoying a laugh after the game, Charger quarterback Philip Rivers had a solid explanation for tonight’s imitation of Ryan Leaf.

“We learned a valuable lesson last season when we made it to the AFC Championship game,” said Rivers. “Those games are played in January. Anyone can tell you that one of the advantages of living in San Diego is the excellent golf, and in January you can play Torrey Pines before the San Diego Open in February.”

“Plus it’s butt-cold back East. What happens if we have to play in New York or Buffalo in January. Call me a wuss, but I don’t want any part of that.”

Kicker Nate Kaeding, who missed an important 3rd quarter field goal, agreed. “It’s a really good idea to take advantage of the great weather in San Diego in January. All of those other suckers are spending their weekends watching playoff football. Sometimes we can get TWO rounds in on a Sunday.”

Kicker Nate Kaeding would rather be golfing

Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera just smiled when asked why his defense decided not to blitz on the Steelers’ game winning drive…when the blitz had worked all day. “We were trying to throw something different at them, you know.”

Safety Clinton Hart on why a Steelers 3rd string tight end was allowed to roam free all game long: “What’s a tight end?”

*Not really from the AP…they are too busy covering up Obama scandals.

Shock of the week: WAPO discovers that it's "journalists" are all liberal!


Thousands of conservatives and even some moderates have complained during my more than three-year term that The Post is too liberal; many have stopped subscribing, including more than 900 in the past four weeks.

It pains me to see lost subscribers and revenue, especially when newspapers are shrinking. Conservative complaints can be wrong: The mainstream media were not to blame for John McCain's loss; Barack Obama's more effective campaign and the financial crisis were.

But some of the conservatives' complaints about a liberal tilt are valid. Journalism naturally draws liberals; we like to change the world. I'll bet that most Post journalists voted for Obama. I did. There are centrists at The Post as well. But the conservatives I know here feel so outnumbered that they don't even want to be quoted by name in a memo.

The Post lost almost a thousand subscriptions a month. Certainly, much of this is due to the fact that you can read the Post online and most Americans are tightening their belts. Why pay for what you can get online for free? The Post's main competition, The Washington Times, has not been immune to the changes in the industry either.

But don't discount the frustration of readers who are tired of the bias. In a little over two months, the Post had 36 stories on "Troopergate". But enter "Tony Rezko/Obama" into the Post's search engine...and you also get 36 entries...EIGHT of them AFTER the election.

So basically the Post focused more attention in two months on a non-scandal involving the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, than it has in two years on a real scandal involving the Democratic Presidential candidate.

Don't think that (ex)readers didn't notice.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Don't try this at your port of entry

Watch California public television icon Huell Howser help an illegal alien cross the border...and watch him violate the law about 4 times himself:

(Full disclosure...I watch this guy's show. Yes, I'm embarrassed.)

Barack Obama...changing Washington's culture of corruption (Updated...bumped)

One political appointment at a time...

Valerie Jarrett...ready to serve her King...

(Update) From Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

That’s change that 63 million suckers believed in.

Saturday Stupid

Gotta work today (you know, so I can buy up as much Spam as I can before all of the money runs out). this (warning: cheap frat humor and profanity).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Jon Stewart: You know what the tradition of America would say? Gay marriage is the next step in the progression of America...

O'Reilly's response..."That's your Greenwich Village opinion":

Maybe Stewart was so overcome by Obama's election that he missed the votes in California, Arizona and Florida...each re-affirmed marriage to be between one man and one woman.

O'Reilly makes a great point. When's the last time Stewart performed in Alabama? Or anywhere where his clones don't wildly cheer at his idiocy?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Why Muslim men make poor OB-GYN doctors

Hey ladies, the penalty for "going there" is flogging:

Death of Common Sense (on Wheels!)

You could just walk you know. You'd lose the same amount of weight, and save money and your dignity at the same time.

The thing that creeps me out is that these people who invented this thing thought it up, and then followed through by investing money, creating a prototype, and making a marketing video, and never once considered what a useless device it was.

Same guys who mark the side of their boat to determine the depth of the water.

They probably vote too.

Dennis Miller hurts the feelings of liberals

Awww. Liberals are now up in arms at the last throw-away comment by Dennis Miller on last night's O'Reilly show. Stacy has the video here.

Sheesh. Lighten up a little. Miller's comment was not "homophobic", it was damn funny. Offended? You libs are not even offended by baby killing or child porn, so stop your freakin' whining.

David Shuster: Pwned

SNBC Presstitute, and Douche Nozzle, David Shuster has been pwned... AGAIN! This time it was a phony source and story about Alaska Governor, and former GOP Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin allegedly not knowing that Africa is a continent rather than a nation. This is what our vaunted Mainstream Media has come to. David Shuster keeps the bar of standards at an all-time low, and now he has to wipe the stool sample from his grin and retract the story. Nice job, Douchie!

David Shuster, an anchor for the cable news network, said on air Monday that Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, had come forth and identified himself as the source of a Fox News Channel story saying Palin had mistakenly believed Africa was a country instead of a continent.

Eisenstadt identifies himself on a blog as a senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy. Yet neither he nor the institute exist; each is part of a hoax dreamed up by a filmmaker named Eitan Gorlin and his partner, Dan Mirvish, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

The Eisenstadt claim had mistakenly been delivered to Shuster by a producer and was used in a political discussion Monday afternoon, MSNBC said.

"The story was not properly vetted and should not have made air," said Jeremy Gaines, network spokesman. "We recognized the error almost immediately and ran a correction on air within minutes."

Gaines told the Times that someone in the network's newsroom had presumed the information solid because it was passed along in an e-mail from a colleague.

The hoax was limited to the identity of the source in the story about Palin — not the Fox News story itself. While Palin has denied that she mistook Africa for a country, the veracity of that report was not put in question by the revelation that Eisenstadt is a phony.

Eisenstadt's "work" had been quoted and debunked before. The Huffington Post said it had cited Eisenstadt in July on a story regarding the Hilton family and McCain.

Among the other victims were political blogs for the Los Angeles Times and The New Republic, each of which referenced false material from Eisenstadt's blog.

And in July, Jonathan Stein of Mother Jones magazine blogged an item about Eisenstadt speaking on Iraqi television about a casino in Baghdad's "Green Zone."

Stein later realized he'd been had.

Now Shuster joins the ranks of the bottom feeders at the Fluffington Post and Mothah Jonez that had already been pwned by this phony source much earlier this year. That's "Journalism", 2008 folks!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Who is full of hate?

Proposition 8 opponents and homosexual activists want to remind you that if you voted for Proposition 8 and are against gay marriage, then you MUST be a hateful bigot.

You MUST be tolerant. You must. Just like these "tolerant" Prop 8 opponents in Palm Springs:

Isn't that tolerant? Pushing around a grandmother. Taking away her constitutional right to free speech.

Personally, I'd like to thank homosexual activists in California for confirming that I made the right choice in voting for Proposition 8.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Add This Term To Your Lexicon.


I was reading this article at Drudge, via the Washington Compost, about John Podesta being a "Rock Star". Yeah, that little turd heel with a dictaphone, Dana Milbank, was equating that Clinton re-tread, John Podesta to the likes of James Hetfield or Joe Perry. Yeah, right. So I scrolled the comments for entertainment and came across this gem of a term for our sycophant mainstream press.

What a bunch of morons the presstitutes are.

Posted by: bondud | November 11, 2008 9:52 PM

Photoshop of the day

It comes from our friends at The Nose on Your Face. Although I'm not sure that Chris Matthews was actually photoshopped.

Veterans Day

I wish I had the money or the ability to say it like this...:

...but to all who have served (and continue to serve) our nation so admirably, a heartfelt THANK YOU!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who needs a laugh?

I do. Thanks to 48 Percenter over at an AOSHQ comment thread:

All Hail King Obama!

He rules!:

Warner Todd Huston at Newsbusters:

The co-chair of Barack Obama's Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be doing in January when he's officially sworn into office. She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to "rule" on day one. It's a word that reflects the worst fears that people have for Obama the "arrogant," the "messiah," that imagines he's here to "rule" instead of govern.

Someone needs to get to Jarrett and inform her that American politicians are not Kings and do not "rule" from office. But if this is the attitude of Obama's transition team, what does The One himself imagine he is about to unleash?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A reminder from California's gay community

Tolerance only goes one way:

You know...THEIR way.

Can the Gays and Lesbians in California simply not accept that we have now voted against gay marriage THREE times now? THREE TIMES. Of course if democracy doesn't work, try a little intimidation. It begins here about 5 minutes in (MAJOR LANGUAGE didn't think that people who define themselves by their sexuality could possibly express themselves in any other way did you?):

"You violated my rights"

How? By voting? By supporting a closely-held societal and religious belief that has survived for thousands of years?

Of course the Governator has now changed his tack...with his encouragement, don't be surprised if the California Supreme Court gets involved once again.

Major H/T: KT

If this doesn't scare the shit out of you... should.

Via Ace, here is a man arrested for wearing a McCain/Palin shirt at an Obama victory rally:

Freedom of speech? Not if you dare to disagree with "The One".

To be fair, we don't see what happens before the camera begins to roll. But certainly NOTHING that occurs after the camera is rolling warrants this man's arrest.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nancy Pelosi is a stupid bitch

That's great, Nancy...calling Californians too stupid to vote:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed deep disappointment on Friday that California voters approved Prop. 8, the measure banning same-sex marriage, and defended her ally, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, against critics who say his actions contributed to its passage.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Chronicle, Pelosi said she believes some voters might not have fully understood the initiative, which overturned a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The measure was approved 52 to 48 percent.

"Unfortunately, I think people thought they were making a statement about what their view of same-sex marriage was," the San Francisco Democrat said. "I don't know if it was clear that this meant that we are amending the Constitution to diminish freedom in our state."

Newsom played a starring role in TV and radio ads aired by the Yes on Prop. 8 campaign, which seized on his remarks at a rally in May after the court's ruling that same-sex marriages were "going to happen, whether you like it or not."

I don't need to dissect this except to say...Screw you, Nancy. You are the dumbest bitch ever to hold a gavel.

I'm pissed

Not at the election of Barack Obama...I was expecting that.

What has me pissed off right now? For starters, the treatment of Sarah Palin by the media and a few cowardly "insiders" who don't have the huevos to go on the record.

And I'm pissed that the "honorable" John McCain has yet to speak up in her defense. Honorable my ass. He should have been behind a podium 15 minutes after the first smear came out. All of you illegal aliens need not worry...John McCain has YOUR back. But not your's Sarah.

(Don't worry Governor. Millions of us DO have your back.)

I'm pissed that once again Californians voted to uphold the sanctity of marriage, yet once again the homosexual activists in this state will take this issue to court...will of the people be damned. I must live in the most bigoted state in the country...we've only voted on this issue THREE FREAKIN' TIMES now.

And of course I'm pissed at my Chargers who had better pull their collective heads out of their asses this weekend, or they can kiss their season good-bye.

Whew. That feels better. Off to the Rose Bowl to watch my Bruins.

Great Mag Grab of Aught Eight!

Sorry to link to a Yahoo news site, but suddenly the mainstream media recognizes that middle America actually exists now that their boy is elected.

Watch the vid.

Now peruse


Go ahead pick a magazine, any magazine!


Hey looks like you can get them here cheaper than dirt (at a 100% markup, give or take).

Ammoman sells some ammo of course. But after you look at all of the expensive stuff and tracer rounds and scroll down to the stuff everybody wants to buy....whoops again.

(Maybe the gun market can be the next stock market. Hubby bought an Hk91 in 1996 for $3000, today it's worth $15,000, too bad he sold it back in '98 when we bought our first home.)

Check these sites next week and see what's happening.

Sorry my California friends. When the ship hits the sand, maybe you can stay with us, but you have to bring your own year's supply of Mountain House Freeze Dried Food before you cross the threshold.

(You know this post is mostly inspired by the fact that my husband is desperately clinging to his second ammendment rights today and won't put the damn credit card down. Thanks Obama.)

Update (Nigel): Vinnie, posting last night at AOSHQ, is down witcha, Me-shell...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Is there a bigger dickhole than Chris Matthews?

The next time MSNBC picks someone to host a talk show, they should pick someone who doesn't ejaculate all over himself whenever they show video of Barack Obama.

Just sayin'...:

Bet you didn't know that it was Chris Matthews' job to help the Presidency. Where the hell has he been the past 8 years?

And I almost missed this...did Chris Matthews just call himself a "journalist"?


Thursday, November 6, 2008

McCain aides are ****ing idiots

Let me get this straight. Advisors to the McCain campaign are now pointing their fingers at Sarah Palin?:


Claiming that Palin didn't know which countries are in NAFTA or that Africa is a continent?


What really happened you ****tards, is that Palin had the guts to say what was on her mind once she figured out that YOU were the true morons. You know...what you leaked to the media as "going rogue".

What really happened is that you tried to "handle" her, when what you really needed to do was turn her loose.

All of a sudden, I don't feel so bad about this election. I am more pissed now about how you imbeciles ran this campaign and about the lack of class you have shown by trying to throw Sarah Palin under the bus.

Go screw yourselves. And please, stay out of the way in 2012.

From Ace:

Incidentally, if any of the staffers pushing this have ever worked for another campaign, that candidate is dead to me.

It might not be that candidate's fault. But at some point this crap has to be met with consequences.

Michelle Malkin:

Sarah Palin worked her heart out. She energized tens of thousands to come out who would have otherwise stayed home. She touched countless families. I didn’t agree with everything she said on the campaign trail. But two fundamental conservative stands she took mattered greatly to me: She vigorously defended the Second Amendment and the sanctity of life more eloquently in practice than any of the educated conservative aristocracy.

And she did it all with a tirelessness and infectious optimism that defied the shameless, bottomless attempts by elites in both parties to bring her and her family down.

Shame on the smearers who don’t have the balls to show their faces.

"We Want a Conservative"

Interesting thoughts from one of my favorite Youtube pundits:

I understand Zo's thoughts on Huckabee...still, here's hoping that we can do better in '12.

Palin/Jindal, y'all...

Sarah's a Big Dumb Dummy

I have to get in on this conversation going on about Sarah Palin's smarts. What if she's not smart?

Then is she optimistic? A leader? Has she made good choices in her life even when those choices are difficult? Is she brave? Is she level headed? Does she have energy and drive? Is she proud of her country? Does she talk down to other people? Does she choose to lead out of self-interest or does she have a servant's heart? Is she dedicated? Does she have strong values? Does she love her family? Is she calm in the face of trouble? Does she have a handle on her emotions? Does she think its up to her to save the world, or does she leave it up to a higher power?

Tell me, is there a universal character quotient? Because she possesses character in spades. But right now in our country if you are all of the things Sarah Palin is, and you are a conservative, then the first thing your detractors will go after is your IQ.

Here's a nice photo essay of just a few "smart" people in government, economics, and medicine who've worked to change the world.

Come to think of it, have any of our greatest heroes gotten to that place in our hearts because they were brainy?

Yep. Sarah's a big dumb dummy.

Thank God.

The Walk

So I'm watching Barack with the sound off, because I do that sometimes and I noticed he has this strut going on. I didn't notice it before, maybe because it seems so exaggerated now.

Then I remembered I had seen this walk many years ago.

Use this video as a device to get acquainted with the proper way of comporting yourself when you're walking down to the government store to get your weekly ration of arugula.

Read the freekin' lyrics comrades! Parenthetical references are mine of course.

Attention everybody! (achtung!) I'm gonna show you a brand new dance.
It's called "The walk, the walk", just let your body talk 'til you're deep in a trance.
You don't need no partner, you can walk all alone.
Whenever you feel the groove just let your body move, walkin' to a beat of your own.

Everybody walk your body, everybody walk.
Everybody walk your body, everybody walk.

Attention everybody! (achtung!)I said it ain't hard to do.
Just walk, walk, let your body talk, walkin' so cool.
Attention everybody! (achtung!) I said I just shined my shoes.
So you can let your body talk, just watch where you walk or your life you're gonna lose. (whoa, stay in line, comrade.)
In other words, I'll walk you 'til you're dead. (and tax you while I'm at it.)

(repeat chorus)

The days of dancing in one place are gone. (Early speech by Barack Obama. Now we must do a more progressive dance.)
And honey, you know you can't dance with them tight jeans on.
If you try to cop a dip, you trip, slip, and fall. (OMG he really sounds like Obama.)
Walking's for the cool baby, put on a camisole.

(repeat chorus)

(Here's some dirty stuff from the live version I've included. Seemed appropriate.)

Who? Me? I wear baggies, zip, snap, and drop.
Easy access baby. Yes, before you get a chance to holler "Stop!"
Besides, Rollo likes his freedom.
Ain't nothin' like a fresh pair of baggies.
Now I know that's right

Wow. Rollo likes his freedom.

I like mine too.

(I think I'm on a list now.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

From Laurie Kendrick

I laughed at the end of this post while listening to Barack Obama deliver his acceptance speech.

But really, is there any doubt about who’ll emerge victorious? I mean, really. The mainstream media REALLY did it’s job. So, the next time we talk, there’s a very good chance, we’ll be wondering about President Obama’s administration.

President Obama.


President Obama. Say it real fast. It sounds like a lot of different things if you do.

Prissy Alabama.








The end of days.

Keeping Track of Voter Fraud

Thuggery, inconsistencies and irregularities. At

Go! Out the Doh!

And vote!

Election Day...from halfway across the world

Preparing now to go to bed as the polls open in the United States. When I wake up, it's very possible that a winner in the Presidential election will have been declared.

The hotel bar is opening tomorrow morning at 8am (local time) for the US Elections. I'm tempted to check out the scene, though I fear that I may be the target of someone's ire if I do that.

The Presidential election is not the only thing I will be monitoring (as best I can). My only political donation this year went to William Russell in his effort to defeat that windbag John Murtha. In California, we decide if we have finally relented to the continuous assault of the gay agenda. And in San Diego, hopefully we get rid of douchebag City Attorney Mike Aguirre.

My plane leaves tomorrow. When I arrive in Los Angeles (3 hours EARLIER than when I left), I may be returning to a different world.

Peace out...