Friday, February 29, 2008

Douchebag AP lawyer threatens Snapped Shot into shutting down (updated continually..."flashbacks" added)

For now anyway. I think if the Associated Press wants a war with bloggers, they've got one:

For the record, I do not condone the clicking on page two of the letter that reveals the lawyer's email address and phone number for the purposes of contacting him and telling him what a douchebag waste-of-carbon asshole he is.

Instead, I am sure the more responsible and better-read bloggers out there will likely form a course of action to defend the AP's bullying tactics. Bloggers who have Brian at Snapped Shot's back:

Ace of Spades ...the morons are pissed. And you don't want to piss off the morons...

The Jawa Report

Little Green Footballs

National Review Online

Elder of Ziyon

The Confederate Yankee has actually taken some action:

If the Associated Press has determined that it is in their best interests to sue to keep from being criticized by bloggers, this will be a very unsettling development. I certainly hope that is not the case.

I've just sent an email to Paul Colford of the Associated Press asking for specifics of why Ledbetter's site came to their attention, and hopefully he can shed some light on their motivations as this story develops.

Dan Riehl calls it a "revolting development"

Though they haven't yet, something tells me that the boyz at The Nose on Your Face are about to pile on soon. And when they do...(and they did!)

Stop the ACLU has more Associated Press douchebaggery... as well as a post on Snapped Shot's situation:

So, here is the issue facing us, folks: can we use copyrighted material under the commonly observed fair usage rules without getting hauled into court? After all, Mr. Ledbetter was not making money from his website and he used those photos in order to critique them, not to enrich himself. That would seem to be the very definition of fair use, would it not?

I say we have the makings of an important ruling on whether we bloggers are free to criticize the MSM without being dragged in to court at the whim of any MSM bigwig.

(Also cross-posted at Newsbusters)

(update 3/1 7:18am: Many more bloggers have put their support behind Brian Ledbetter...he has the list here.)

An afterthought: what are the odds that AP will actually do a story on their bullying tactics? (My sitemeter has 5 clicks from the Associated Press...maybe they are working on their "story")

Flashback: So why would AP be so heavy-handed with a blogger who was devoted to exposing their bias? From Michelle Malkin when she used to produce "Vent" at Hot Air...

And of course Soutalkuffar's epic Jawa production:

US Soldiers torture Iraqi children

All I can ask is "why"? I thought we were over this years ago:

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gratuitous 70's Flashback

Some "Anonymous" dickwad commenter recently complained to me that all I do is "post videos" and told me I was so gutless that I wouldn't even post his comment.

He was right:

And if he doesn't like it, he can go visit a real blog.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Movie Review: Vantage Point

No spoilers...

Yup, just returned from seeing Vantage Point and the movie engrosses the audience with one of the most exciting and realistic car chase scenes in movie history.

Well, as long as you can suspend your disbelief long enough to buy that this is a high-performance car:

Which can surive it's first high speed collision without the airbags fact it keeps right on handling like James Bond's BMW!

Then after a collision with one of these...

...our hero is able to extricate himself easily via the front windshield (airbags still not deployed)with nary a scratch and pursue the bad guys in a dead sprint.

I think the other movie patrons were annoyed at my laughter...sorry, my bad.

Laurie Kendrick has the poop...

...all the poop...on, er...well...poop:

Don’t act all flustered and offended. If I’ve wondered about some of these things, so have you. And no smart ass—no marijuana was harmed in the writing of this post. This is a no-nonsense approach to your waste.

OK, so if you really want to know, go here. It's OK. I won't tell...

(I'll just post your email and IP address all over the internet so you get some really weird solicitations from Germany)

Porterville couple going straight to hell (updated with more depravity)

Do not pass "Go". Do not collect $200:

Clueless Dad: "I think the charges are drummed up, and lies...mostly lies". Uh...yeah. What about the thousands of videos, photos and DVDs?

I can't even fathom the sick minds of anyone who would do this:

Five girls may have been unconscious or asleep while being sexually molested — and filmed — in a Porterville home, Tulare County prosecutors say.

Steven Arthur, 31, and his former girlfriend, Jennifer Lynn Thurman, 32, face 23 criminal charges. And additional federal charges could be filed for possessing still and moving images of child pornography, Assistant Tulare County District Attorney Don Gallian said.

The images were found on dozens of compact discs in the home the suspects once shared, Gallian said.

Arthur and Thurman pleaded not guilty to all charges Monday at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility courtroom north of Visalia.

Those charges include 13 felony counts each of lewd acts with a child under 14 and single felony counts of oral copulation under 14.

They also face two counts each of felony sodomy and rape, both with unconscious victims.

Arthur and Thurman also face three misdemeanor counts each of annoying or molesting a child. Those charges stem from a hidden-camera footage of some of the girls using the bathroom and showering, Gallian said.

(Update): Two more candidates for the eternal inferno:

Monday, February 25, 2008

"Religion of Peace" my left testicle

Just remember this if you ever hear that Islam is a "religion of peace". This is the poison that is being put into the minds of Palestinian children:

How sad and sick that Hamas is using cartoon-like characters to embrace violence. How tragic that Saraa (the young host) is actually looking forward to her "martyrdom." These poor children have no chance...

If male jihadists have 72 virgins to look forward to, what awaits Saraa in paradise? Sick, sick, sick...

Oh...and one more thing. Interestingly the rabbit is an "open borders" bunny...

Global Warming devastating...uh...ah forget it...

Hey Algore (PBUH), where are you hiding?:

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.

The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."

China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.

I'm sure you have all seen the PBS or National Geographic special reports on this crisis.


You mean there isn't one?

From Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters:

Makes one wonder how climate alarmists will spin the winter of 2008 so as to keep alive their precious global warming myth...

I bet you hadn't heard that the ice in the Arctic has mysteriously returned. Why do you think that is?

Want to know what else has returned? The snow to Mt. Kilimanjaro:

But media won't tell you about that, either.

H/T: Ace of Spades' fabulous left column headlines

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Top Ten List: Best Hair in Sports

Will Ferrell visits Sportscenter to pimp his new movie, and runs down the 10 best hair styles in sports:

Ferrell mentions Darnell Hillman from the old ABA:

Curiously, the list is devoid of women. How could Ferrell and Van Pelt have missed America's Sweetheart, Dorothy Hamill?:

Hippie vs. Hippie

Courtesy of Are We Lumberjacks, here's what happens when the patchouli begins to fly:

Wrangling Californian neighbours have recently concluded a bitter six-year legal battle, as a judge ordered a treehugging couple's lovingly-tended redwoods cut down in order to prevent them shading solar panels installed by the man next door.

Prius driver Richard Treanor, owner of the proscribed foliage, said the decision wasn't ecologically sound. The lost redwoods, he argued, had been a carbon sink, a wildlife habitat and had served to cool the air around them. He and his wife Carolyn Bissett weren't against solar power, he said, "but we think there's a rational way to implement it."

His neighbour Mark Vargas, whose $70,000 solar panels now operate at full efficiency, said that the tree-loving duo had been selfishly snaffling his sunlight.

"I think it's unfair that a neighbor can take away this source of energy from another neighbor," he told AP. Vargas added that it would take acres of trees to match his rooftop and back-garden solar panels in terms of carbon reductions. He also considered that he had out-greened Treanor and Bissett's low-emissions Prius hybrid, having purchased a plug-in electric car.

After years of legal scuffling, a California judge ruled that Treanor and Bissett had violated the state's Solar Shade Control Act, which says residents have to keep their plants from shading more than ten per cent of a neighbour's solar panels between the hours of 10am and 2pm. The couple are the first to be convicted under the 30-year-old law.

Legal experts predicted that such disputes would become more frequent, driven by large state subsidies for home solar-power kit. Such environ-mental disputes might soon be an everyday Californian event.

You know, maybe these eco-dorks could have avoided all of this with a strategically-placed windmill instead:

Windmill Self Destruction - Watch more free videos

Oops. Maybe not.

Hillary Clinton and rape

Newsday reporter Glenn Thrush fired up his way back machine in digging up this juicy little tidbit which might shed some light on why Hillary Clinton has been able to so easily dismiss the constant allegations of rape against her husband:

Hillary Rodham Clinton often invokes her "35 years of experience making change" on the campaign trail, recounting her work in the 1970s on behalf of battered and neglected children and impoverished legal-aid clients.

But there is a little-known episode Clinton doesn't mention in her standard campaign speech in which those two principles collided. In 1975, a 27-year-old Hillary Rodham, acting as a court-appointed attorney, attacked the credibility of a 12-year-old girl in mounting an aggressive defense for an indigent client accused of rape in Arkansas - using her child development background to help the defendant.

In May 1975, Washington County prosecutor Mahlon Gibson called Rodham, who had taken over the law clinic months earlier, to tell her she'd been appointed to represent a hard-drinking factory worker named Thomas Alfred Taylor, who had requested a female attorney.

Rodham, records show, questioned the sixth grader's honesty and claimed she had made false accusations in the past. She implied that the girl often fantasized and sought out "older men" like Taylor, according to a July 1975 affidavit signed "Hillary D. Rodham" in compact cursive.

Of course the young Hillary Rodham was "just doing her job." But remember this the next time Hillary tells you that she cares about "the children."

Read the rest of the story here...

" Someone get this lying bitch away from me please..."

Sunday Morning Leningrad Cowboys

If these guys ever tour America, I am so there:

More Cowboys here and here...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Is Southwest Airlines doing it again? (Update: No)

Last summer Southwest Airlines made headlines by harrassing two young females for "flying while hot."

Now two Florida babes are claiming they are banned from Southwest Airlines because they are "decent looking":

Of course there is more to this story, but what I really want to know is this...where are the hotties whenever I fly SWA?

Update-Via Hot Air, Southwest drops the other shoe:

Abortion is no big deal...

Yeah, right. Call this the horrible story of the day:

An artist killed herself after aborting her twins when she was eight weeks pregnant, leaving a note saying: "I should never have had an abortion. I see now I would have been a good mum."

Emma Beck was found hanging at her home in Helston, Cornwall, on Feb 1 2007. She was declared dead early the following day - her 31st birthday.

Her suicide note read: "I told everyone I didn't want to do it, even at the hospital. I was frightened, now it is too late. I died when my babies died. I want to be with my babies: they need me, no-one else does."

Have a nice weekend...if you can.

(Afterthought: I wonder if Emma was suffering from the additional stress of racism, seeing as how she will soon be a minority in her own country)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A little tubing road trip...Canada-style

Michele over at The Music Chamber is clearly occupied with something else right now...and I have a little hankering for some tubing.

Up first, one of the best soundtrack tunes of the '80s...from Vision Quest, and the group Red Rider:

Then from Red Rider lead singer Tom of my favorite songs of the '90s and certainly one of the best road-trip songs ever:

If you are so inclined, what are your favorite road-trip tunes? Please post tubing links in the comments section...I'll repost them here.

Update: Jawa mind-meld...minutes after this post goes up, Kafir posts his tribute to Paultards using Lunatic Fringe...

Surviving in the Bronx

A visit to the Bo-De-Ga will not break ya! In fact, it'll leave ya' with enough coin to "smak your mama":

H/T: Working Class Cats

Berkeley still sucks

Move America Forward's new television ad:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Black infants are dying...and it's Whitey's fault

It's Black Infant Health Week here in California (and to think, I wasted the first half of this week not even thinking about the health of Black Children...shame on me!).

Sadly, Black Children have a tougher road to health here in California. According to the San Jose Mercury News:

In 2000, the federal government set its sights on eliminating racial disparities in infant mortality rates by 2010.

Things aren't going exactly as hoped.

Before their first birthday, black infants in California are still twice as likely to die as infants in any other racial group, a statistic that galvanized the California Department of Public Health to declare Feb. 17-23 "Black Infant Health Week."

Now all kidding aside, it's simply tragic that many black kids in California enter life with the odds stacked against them. Surely we need to work to find the answers to solve this high mortality rate:

The gap between blacks and other racial groups persists, the CDC states, due in large part to a two- to three-fold increased risk of black infants being born with "low birth weight" (5 pounds, 8 ounces or less) or "very low birth weight" (3 pounds, 5 ounces or less).

Other factors leading to infant mortality include respiratory distress, sudden infant death syndrome and birth defects.

Access to health care and lifestyle habits play a significant role in reducing infant mortality, and government programs focus on increasing the quantity and quality of care for black women, as well as supporting healthful lifestyle choices.

But social factors also have a major role, experts point out.

Uh oh. Here it comes...

"There are so many factors that play into those disparities," said Dr. Anand Chabra, director of the maternal and child health program for San Mateo County, where infant mortality rates among blacks declined more than 50 percent between 1990 and 2004.

"Some of it is access to care, and some of it is racism," he said.


A 2001 study from the CDC - titled "A Public Health Framework for Addressing Black and White Disparity in Preterm Delivery" - emphasized that the stress of low socioeconomic status and racism plays a critical role in the gap.

"African-American women experience some stressors not experienced by women of other ethnic groups," they wrote, "including racism and the interacting effects of gender and racism."

The cumulative effect of those stresses is that black women more often struggle with feelings of anger, hopelessness, anxiety and depression, the authors said.

And studies link chronic stress to the stimulation of hormones that induce early labor, the study noted. Stress is also associated with higher rates of bacterial vaginosis, an infection that is three times more common in blacks than whites during pregnancy and may increase the risk of premature delivery.

So let me get this straight. Black babies are dying at a higher than normal rate because their mother's can't handle the stress of racism?

Funny. kids don't seem to have that problem. In fact, they are surviving at a higher rate than white kids:

And in 2004, there were still 13.6 black infant deaths nationwide for every 1,000 births, compared with 5.7 deaths per 1,000 among white newborns. Hispanic babies fared even better, with 5.5 deaths per 1,000 births in 2004, according to the CDC. Among Asian newborns in the United States, 4.5 infants out of 1,000 didn't survive their first year.

Yup, don't blame single parenthood, drug abuse or heck, maybe even the stress of gangs in black's all gotta be Whitey's fault.

Now excuse me while I go put my bullshit detector back in the closet...

Saudi Arabia under the grips of unbearable Global Warming

Don't speak Arabic? Let me translate for you:

Where is that ****ing Al Gore so I can stick his head up a camel's ass?!?!:

See...this is what I get for not reading Newsbusters every single day. From Noel Sheppard:

The selective coverage of international weather events by global warming obsessed media continued this weekend as near-record low temperatures in Saudi Arabia mixed with snow went totally ignored by American press outlets.

This goes quite counter to the vast amount of coverage any climate event anywhere on the face of the planet receives if it can be used to support Nobel Laureate Al Gore's alarmist theories.

As such, although Russia's RIA Novosti reported on Friday rare weather conditions in Saudi Arabia, it certainly wasn't surprising that, according to Google News, not one American press outlet found it newsworthy (emphasis added):

Northern parts of Saudi Arabia are covered with snow with schools, mosques and administrative bodies paralyzed, local media reported Friday.

The oil-rich kingdom is being hit with subzero temperatures and snow storms with freezing winds of up to 50 km/h (30mp/h). Some regions have been experiencing problems with water supplies as pipes have frozen, and livestock has died from the cold.

The Saudi Gazette reported late in December that the winter was expected to last 89 days, with temperatures reaching below zero. National media said the winter is the coldest in the country for 20 years.

Hmmm. Coldest in 20 years. I guess that's why our press are disinterested.

Think they'd ignore Saudi Arabia if the temperatures were the warmest in 20 years?

No, I don't either.

Someone please tell me that isn't a woman pushing the car here...

Wanna piss off an Obama supporter? (updated)

It's time to play that fun parlor game, Oh What Have You Done, Sen. B. Hussein Obama?:

(Stolen from Hot Air)

I have been asking that question of liberals for 6 months now...and I still haven't gotten an answer. Can anyone help me here?

Updated: Isn't this fun? See what happens when you piss off an Obama supporter?

Preston at Six Meat Buffet has more:

So when the Obamessiah’s followers fill their diapers with glee-filled moisture over the word “change”, does that mean that they’re going to change from being the usual scum-sucking racist Dim-O-Cracks that they are?

Don’t bet on it.

Bob Parks has a reminder for us of B. Hussein Obama's America...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Most Important Voting Block In Any Election (updated)

While Shrillary, B.H.O., Suckabee, and The Maverick are busy reaching out to all the oh-so-important, little, special-interest groups, they may want to pause for a moment and pay attention to the largest voting block in the nation; The Angry White Man. (H/T Gary Hubbell - Aspen Times)

There is a great amount of interest in this year’s presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates — a woman and an African-American — while the conservative Republicans are in a quandary about their party’s nod to a quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain.

Each candidate is carefully pandering to a smorgasbord of special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and transgender people to children of illegal immigrants to working mothers to evangelical Christians.

There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain West, left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.

His common traits are that he isn’t looking for anything from anyone — just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard.

The victimhood syndrome buzzwords — “disenfranchised,” “marginalized” and “voiceless” — don’t resonate with him. “Press ‘one’ for English” is a curse-word to him. He’s used to picking up the tab, whether it’s the company Christmas party, three sets of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding.

He believes the Constitution is to be interpreted literally, not as a “living document” open to the whims and vagaries of a panel of judges who have never worked an honest day in their lives.

The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he’s willing to pick up a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn’t bother him.

The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina — he got his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter.

His last name and religion don’t matter. His background might be Italian, English, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, or Russian, and he might have Cherokee, Mexican, or Puerto Rican mixed in, but he considers himself a white American.

He’s a man’s man, the kind of guy who likes to play poker, watch football, hunt white-tailed deer, call turkeys, play golf, spend a few bucks at a strip club once in a blue moon, change his own oil and build things. He coaches baseball, soccer and football teams and doesn’t ask for a penny. He’s the kind of guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of friends, drill an oil well, weld a new bumper for his truck, design a factory and publish books. He can fill a train with 100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant on time so that you keep the lights on and never know what it took to flip that light switch.

Women either love him or hate him, but they know he’s a man, not a dishrag. If they’re looking for someone to walk all over, they’ve got the wrong guy. He stands up straight, opens doors for women and says “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am.”

He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational manner.

He’s not a racist, but he is annoyed and disappointed when people of certain backgrounds exhibit behavior that typifies the worst stereotypes of their race. He’s willing to give everybody a fair chance if they work hard, play by the rules and learn English.

Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off. When his job site becomes flooded with illegal workers who don’t pay taxes and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers. When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement.

He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It’s not that she is a woman. It’s that she is who she is. It’s the liberal victim groups she panders to, the “poor me” attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves.

There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great majority of them voted for George Bush.

He hopes that she will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, and he will make sure that she gets beaten like a drum.

Could you imagine a bumper sticker that read "I'm male, i'm white, i'm angry, and I vote!".


(Update from Nigel): Apparently Hubbell's column has become quite a hit nationally:

ASPEN — An Aspen Times opinion column has sent ripples of glee through the community of politically conservative thinkers around the United States. The column has raised hopes for the defeat of a leading Democratic candidate for president and for a resurgence of putative American values and beliefs.

The column, “The Redneck Tree-hugger” by Gary Hubbell, was titled, “In election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man,” and was intended as a paean to the feelings, frustrations and alienation felt by an entire class of American males.

It was cited on the nationally broadcast radio show of Neal Boortz, and at length on the Sean Hannity syndicated radio show Monday. It also was read in its entirety by conservative standard-bearer Rush Limbaugh on his Tuesday morning syndicated radio show.

Hubbell’s words apparently have ignited the imaginations and passions of conservative citizens all over the U.S., specifically in their opposition to the presidential bid of Hillary Clinton and generally in their unhappiness over certain aspects of current American culture.

Fidel steps down


Many Cuban Americans expressed optimism tempered by caution Tuesday after awakening to news that Fidel Castro is stepping down as Cuba's official leader after nearly a half century.

''The only sign of change will come when he dies,'' Roberto Perez, who left the island nearly 40 years ago, said of Castro. ``That's the only thing that matters.''

Several prominent members of the exile community urged Cuban Americans to dismiss the announcement as largely meaningless.

''This is nothing but a show the Havana governnent has put on to move the media and confuse the people of Cuba,'' said Miguel Saavedra, head of the anti-Castro group Vigilia Mambisa. ``The only change would be an overthrow of the system, a complete uprooting of the regime.''

Celebration cancelled

Let me know when Miami erupts in celebration and Cubans get on rafts heading south...

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Most Underrated American President

He's not on any American currency, there are no monuments to him in Washington (though you can stay at a Bed and Breakfast named after him while visting). Most American History classes pretty much ignore his administration. He never even won an election.

But looking at him now, it's clear that America could use another Chester A. Arthur. Elevated to the Presidency upon the assassination of James Garfield, Arthur enacted policies that pissed off both Democrats and Republicans...

Heard of The Pendleton Act? Chester Arthur signed that law that...get this...actually required government appointees to show some level of competence before they get appointed. No more cronyism. While The Pendleton Act is still allegedly in effect, clearly our current administration doesn't pay much attention to it.

Arthur also enacted our nation's first immigration law:

The Arthur Administration enacted the first general Federal immigration law. Arthur approved a measure in 1882 excluding paupers, criminals, and lunatics. Congress suspended Chinese immigration for ten years, later making the restriction permanent.

Now that's an immigration policy I can get behind. Not the part about the Chinese...but excluding paupers, criminals and lunatics. You poor? Sorry, you're not bringing your destitution here to leech off our social services. Criminal? Get your gang-bangin' ass back to El Salvador. Lunatic? If you came from a country that thinks that a child-molester is a prophet...

Got a little pork in that bill you got through Congress? You couldn't get that past Chet Arthur:

The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.

Because Arthur decided to actually look out for the American people and failed to hire Republican cronies, Arthur didn't even get his party's nomination in the 1884 election. Not that he particularly wanted it. See...the dude was dying and wouldn't have even made it through the first year of his second term. And before you think I am being disrespectful for calling him "dude"...well, dude...his nickname was The Dude President.

My favorite author Samuel Clemens said this about my favorite Arthur:

I am but one in 55,000,000; still, in the opinion of this one-fifty-five millionth of the country's population, it would be hard to better President Arthur's administration.

Another Chet Arthur fan

Happy Presidents Day, Chester A. Arthur. Mt. Rushmore should have had space for ya...

American Alienation

The latest from Kafir at the Jawa Report:

I got into it a little with a "raving liberal" (her description) over the FISA wire-tapping issue. Her answer: "We're better than that".

Oh. OK. No whining allowed the next time some Islamotard gets loose in this country and blows things up...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Here comes the brainwashing...

...courtesy of the State of California and a public school near you:

Reading, writing and . . . global warming?

A Silicon Valley lawmaker is gaining momentum with a bill that would require "climate change" to be among the science topics that all California public school students are taught.

The measure, by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, also would mandate that future science textbooks approved for California public schools include climate change.

Simitian is said to enjoy Grape Kool-Aid

"You can't have a science curriculum that is relevant and current if it doesn't deal with the science behind climate change," Simitian said. "This is a phenomenon of global importance and our kids ought to understand the science behind that phenomenon."

Of course what this numbnuts doesn't get is that California's science curriculum already includes "the science behind climate change". I think this has more do to with any changes that might be occurring in our climate:

And has Simitian actually paid any attention at all to California's climate lately? Sheesh...

I'm a MAN...yes I am...

Thanks to Stacy and Michele, I am in need of a good testosterone wash:

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Charles Barkley is an idiot

Noted theologian Charles Barkley has some interesting ideas on Christianity and Conservatism.

And this guy thinks he can be Governor of a southern state by pissing off its base? Dumbass:

According to Charles, killing babies should be Christian behavior. And forget about what the Bible says about homosexuality all you Christians...because the Bible according to Charles says you can't be much of a Christian if you are against same sex marriage.

By the way...the Bible doesn't exactly say "you're not supposed to judge other people." Here's what it does say:

1Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.


Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Now The Prophet Charles is right about one thing. Conservatives need to be more forgiving. So Charles, we forgive you...with all our hearts. Just one thing. Please don't run for governor. There are skeletons in your closet and I'm sure that people will remember you are prone to spitting on children. Further, I doubt the fine people of Alabama will support your financial judgement.

And Charles, you brainiac...residency means you have to LIVE in the freakin' state. Owning a house in Alabama and living in Arizona does not make you a resident.

Fat ugly chick dumps man in wheelchair


Didja catch the technique on that move? Looks like she is ready for her new career in landscape architecture when she gets out of prison:

TAMPA - An arrest warrant has been issued for Charlette Marshall-Jones, the detention deputy who dumped a quadriplegic man from his wheelchair, Sheriff David Gee said late Friday.

"Miss Marshall-Jones has been made aware of the charges against her, but as of this moment has not turned herself in and we do not know her whereabouts," Gee said.

Marshall-Jones was notified of the arrest warrant within the past few hours, and deputies are surprised she hasn't gotten in touch with them about turning herself in, Gee said.

I just hope the poor guy was able to evade the chick in the white shirt who was puttin' on the gloves. I think he was mistreated enough...

It's over...

...and I'm melancholy.

Our JV Girls season ended today. Gonna miss those 6am practices and those amazing kids.

(for a couple of months anyway until Summer Basketball starts)


(See the 45 that spins in this video? I used to have that EXACT same record. Well, not the exact same one that is in the video, but the same song on another record that I owned with the green label and several scratches...oh, never mind.)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Global Warming Crushes San Diego County

Halp Algore (PBUH)! I can't take this friggin' Global Warming anymore!:

A surprise storm delivered rain and snow to the county yesterday, causing mudslides and road closures and stranding hundreds of motorists on Interstate 8 through the mountains, sending many to shelter at the Golden Acorn Casino.

More than 500 vehicles were stranded on I-8 during the storm, according to California Highway Patrol estimates, Fire Prevention Chief Jim Garrett said.

One person in the Descanso area was taken to a hospital with hypothermia.

Cal Fire Capt. Darrin Howell said there was a foot of snow in some areas, and rescuers used fire engines with chains and four-wheel-drive vehicles to reach motorists.

At the La Jolla Indian Reservation near Palomar Mountain, Tribal Chairman Tracy Nelson marveled at the snow falling outside the trading post on state Route 76 at about 3,000 feet. By late afternoon, about 4 inches had piled up, he said.

I don't think I've ever seen snow like this,” said Nelson, a 16-year resident of the reservation.

I was in Clairemont yesterday around 3pm the temperature was FORTY SIX degrees. Sure that's balmy for...say...Wisconsin.

I've been freezing my ass off all winter. The next hippie that whines to me about global warming is getting punched...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The "Religion Of Peace" makes me sick!

Allah Snack Bar!

I read this today while browsing the anti-jihadi sites du jour. It made me literally sick to my stomach at the depths that these sand monkey savages will dig to wage their sick, perverted, insane war against us evil Joooooos and Yankee Kaffir. Put your knife and fork down before continuing on with this one (H/T Islam Watch).


Cardiff, U.K., 11th February 2008 (The Opinionator)

Two muslim shop-owners were today fined for selling chocolate cake - which had been sprinkled with human faeces.

A horrified customer ate the foul-smelling gateaux but noticed that it didn't taste or smell "quite right" and handed the cake to public health scientists.

The analysts soon established that the sweet treat was covered in faeces and legal proceedings against the shop owners were started.

Shop owners Saeed Hasmi, 25, and Syed Jan Yadgari, 23, were fined £1,500 for selling food unfit for human consumption.

The pair - who ran the Italiano Pizzeria in Roath, Cardiff - admitted the charge but did not say how the chocolate cake was contaminated.

The takeaway is a favourite with late-night revellers and students living around the takeaway close to Cardiff University.

A spokeswoman for the public health department in Cardiff City Council said: "The person who bought the cake realised it didn't taste or smell quite right so they reported it to us.

"Subsequent examination by the public analyst and national public health service laboratories confirmed the presence of faecal matter.

"There were bits of it all over the top of the cake.

"We cannot say for definite what kind of faecal matter it is, although it is very likely it was human. It would have to go through a DNA test for us to know for absolutely sure."

Hasmi and Yadgari at first denied the charge but pleaded guilty at Cardiff magistrates court before the trial.

Hasmi, of Roath, Cardiff, and Yadgari, of Adamsdown, Cardiff, were each fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £200 costs.

(Hey it is well worth the blessings they got from Allah)


The Dallas Daily News:

"A Dallas jury sentenced Behrouz Nahidmobarekeh to five years for sprinkling his own dried feces on pastries at the Fiesta Mart at Ross and Greenville avenues in East Dallas, the foreman of the jury told The Dallas Morning News that the jury had wanted to punish him especially severely because he "showed no remorse."

(Why will he be remorseful, he was following quranic instructions to kill infidels)

The only way these sub-humans will ever see the light is by way of an out-of-body experience, by way of a bacon-wrapped bullet to the head.

Happy Valentine's Day

Now...get some:

Staying safe in New York City just got even sexier. The Health Department unveiled a brand new look for the NYC Condom and launched a cutting-edge media campaign to encourage New Yorkers to “get some.” The NYC Condom’s new look includes a fresh package design and an elegant new dispenser, which will debut in 200New York City venues.

Street teams will meet commuters at busy crossroads around the city – including Union Square in Manhattan, the Atlantic Avenue station in Brooklyn, and 149th Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx – to hand out the new NYC Condom for
Valentine’s Day.

Hey New Yorkers...your tax dollars at work:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I'm not dead...

...just very busy.

Here's some bad 70's TV to munch on until I get back. Hay Hay Hay:

Couldn't you just feel the tension when the tape recorder slipped out of Re-run's jacket?

It's good to see that Dee made something of her life. With that mouth, it's surprising she made it past age 15...

And Shirley? Yow...that body was kickin'!

Monday, February 11, 2008

The "Unofficial" This Goes to 11 Presidential Endorsement

I was prepared to announce this week our "official" endorsement for President, but the guys at TNOYF have been working behind the scenes to recruit a more suitable candidate:

Jilted by Fred Thompson, teased by Rudy Giuliani, and stood up by Mitt Romney, I'm a little wary of the seriousness of Grizzly Bear's campaign. But I'm giving him a shot...consider me "all in" for Grizzly Bear.

Especially if he makes his first campaign stop at the next Berkeley City Council meeting...

Laura at Ace of Spades endorses "Sea Horse". I'm thinking she was a closet John Edwards supporter.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Berkeley, SUCK

Just listen to these morons who are on the Berkeley city council:

Hey Berkeley! Why don't you freaks just secede? Nobody here in the United States will miss you.

It's funny that a town that claims to be so enlightened and a bastion of "free-thought", has never "progressed" past 1967. The hippies have been in lock-step for 40 years.

The Move America Forward petition is here.

More from Michelle Malkin...

More Jeff Dunham

You've met Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Now meet his crotchety old bastard friend, Walter:

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Early Candidate for Mother of the Year (Updated with video and first runner-up nominee)

Now THIS is parenting...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville boy received a very public punishment from his mother after getting in trouble in class.

The boy had to stand across the street from his school with a sign that read: "I was rude to my teacher. I can't come to school. I'm sorry."

The second grader's mom said she wanted to teach her son that there were consequences for making bad choices.


Update: Here's the video of the repentant child:

Did he just say "Yes Sir"? Now I am even more impressed. Here's the mom:

Now for the nominee for "First Runner Up...Mother of the Year" (not):

An Indiana woman was arrested Wednesday on charges she gave her 11-year-old daughter alcohol and marijuana as a birthday gift, according to reports.

Davita Fuller, 26, of Anderson, Ind., has been charged with one felonious count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after cops alleged the woman offered beer and pot to her daughter and three of her friends during a birthday party on Feb. 1, according to reports by and

Fuller's daughter accepted the invitation, according to eyewitnesses.

"They saw her tip the alcohol beverage up and they saw her inhale what they described as a blunt," Det. Joel Sandefur of the Anderson Police Department told

The video is here...

Moose on the loose!

When I heard that Vermont motorists were being stopped and bothered by a lonely wandering sicko who just wants a little attention, I thought perhaps Howard Dean had been let out of his playpen.

Turns out it's just a friendly moose named Rocky:

Check out the melodious sound of her voice

Good friend of This Goes to 11 and proprietor of The Music Chamber, Michele, has posted her cover of one of my favorite '80s songs...Under the Milky Way by The Church. Go here to

Here is the original:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Down Shep, Down!

My gosh, can somebody pull Shepard Smith off Naomi Wolf?

Is it just me, or did poor little Naomi seem a little rattled after Shep bared his fangs?

Now residing at a trailer park near you?

With apologies to the good people who live in trailer parks:

Here's Katie at the Miss Nevada pageant. What a waste, huh?:

But I guess if you are going to enter a beauty pageant, you'd better make sure you don't have any skeletons in your closet...

No freaks, I'm not going to post those raunchy photos. You'll have to find them your darn selves...

Katie's got a fan club blog. But it hasn't been updated since she began assaulting cops...

Gratuitous 70's Flashback

Rick Derringer rocked. Even if he looked like a girl:

Completely twisted and tasteless video post of the day

Puppies, Tater Tots, Downs Syndrome, Islamotards and the Short Bus. Now what the hell could be funny about that?

Courtesy of (who else?) the boys at TNOYF:

Monday, February 4, 2008

Someone else who deserves to catch a raging case of hemmoragic goat syphilis

Almost as bad as the two skanks from Florida who ripped off the Girl Scouts...this slut, uh, whore, uh..."woman" who cheated on her husband serving in Iraq, spent all his money, wrecked his credit, then filed for divorce:

A Minnesota National Guardsman is suing his estranged wife and her boyfriend after she allegedly squandered his Active Duty pay while he was serving in Iraq.

According to documents filed Jan. 25 in Johnson County, Kimberly Scullen, 26, of Swisher, spent nearly all of the money her husband, Andrew Scullen, 36, of Hastings, Minn., earned while he was in active duty with the National Guard.

According to the 13-count suit, the Scullens were married on March 10, 2006. Five days later, Andrew Scullen was deployed to serve in Iraq. While serving, Scullen granted his wife power of attorney at her request.

After granting her power of attorney, Kimberly Scullen allegedly spent nearly all of her husband’s pay he received during active duty, the documents state.

After returning home in July 2007, Andrew Scullen was served with divorce papers by his wife, the documents state. A short time later, he learned that his wife was living with her boyfriend, Nicholas Hale, 23, of Swisher. Scullen also learned he was allegedly “deep in debt” after his wife spent most of the money he earned.

According to the suit, Kimberly Scullen spent the money she took to take trips and “purchase luxuries” for herself and others. She also allegedly gave cash to Hale and possibly others, the documents state. Also, by failing to pay debts and continuing to let them go unpaid, Andrew Scullen’s credit rating was damaged.

Rachel Lucas suggests punching "Kimberly Scullen of Swisher, Iowa in her face." Well, don't do that. I am sure that any asshole like Nicholas Hale who cheats with a military wife while her husband is deployed is sure to have at least 4 STDs, including one surely contracted from a goat. Hence, Kimberly Scullen is sure to get that nasty strain of hemmoragic goat syphilis.

The Final Solution?

Doin' our buddies at The Jawa Report a favor. Because they asked:

Gonna send it to all my friends who are also members of the Global Zionist Consipiracy. Oh, and any of you Paultards who searched for "Global Zionist Conspiracy" and ended up over can all go suck eggs.

The Best Part of Super Bowl 42

My last Super-bowl related post...great game, mediocre commercials, but a terrific half-time show with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (though we are thankful these geezers did not have a "wardrobe malfunction"):

Brian at Six Meat Buffet was clearly too drunk by halftime to enjoy the greatness that is Tom Petty:

I’m sorry Tom Petty but who programs the Super Bowl half-time? And why do they only seem to pick up a satellite signal stuck on 1989? My full moon fever broke around the time Nirvana came out.

Janet Jackson, Prince (though he owned last year), the Rolling Stones….jesus. Are they going to roll out Genesis or Whitesnake next year?

What’s left? Martha Quinn and Downtown Julie Brown doing play-by-play?

Well...yeah! Who the hell would have a problem with that?

She's looking a little older today...but cut her some slack...she's 49:

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Eli Manning still sucks

I'm a Charger fan. I will always hate Eli Manning.

But today you have to give him credit. This is one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history:

Charlie Brown finally wins

My favorite Super Bowl commercial, courtesy of Coca-Cola:

Two skanks girls who deserve to catch raging cases of hemmoragic goat syphilis

And I mean raging:

Stolen from Laura at Ace of Spades, who has more.

Oh yeah. I don't mean the girl scouts, you freaks...

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Republicans have short memories

Wasn't this just six short months ago?:

And now your candidate is going to be John "McKein"?

Just asked for it.

Kaboom! Mrs. Wuzzadem drops a bomb on Mitt Romney

Well...I guess the gloves are off now:

As noted by Barack Obama in Thursday's night debate (in response to a question about Mitt Romney's business acumen), the confidence some have placed in Mr. Romney's financial management skills may be undeserved.

Washington Post: The Trail Romney, he said with a big grin, " hasn't gotten a good return on his investment so far in this campaign."

Hey, if other conservatives can belittle John McCain by singing the praise of Hillary Clinton, or spit on his war record the way mushroomheads in the '60s spat on soldiers returning from Vietnam, why can't I poke a little fun at Mitt Romney by quoting Barack Obama?

Included in Mrs. Wuzzadem's post was the sad story of Romney family pet Golden Retriever Seamus. Seamus was so traumatized by his treatment by Romney, that he became a gender-confused dog:

But the weirdness never quite stopped for poor Seamus. It follows him all the way to Romney, California, a place where even male dogs can nurse kittens.

It's like the bullsh*t never stops.

Well, I'm about as weirded out as I care to be for the evening, so farewell, Real Conservatives.

Sorry things didn't work out between us.

But now that you've streamlined the Republican party by chasing out all us riffraff, you're poised to go balls-out in 2012.

Good luck with that.

If the folks running the McCain campaign were smart, they'd fire Juan Hernandez and hire the Wuzzadems. Can you imagine this guy on the campaign trail?

Friday, February 1, 2008

Uh...Boomer? The tape is still rolling...

A little pre-Super Bowl appetizer for you...not sure what ESPN's Chris Berman is so upset about...but boy is he pissed:

Considering the background and Berman's hairline, I'd say this is at least 5 years old...

CIA used Greenland to transport terrorist detainees?

Thanks to Dave H. from for this find:

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark will investigate claims that the CIA secretly used an airport on the Nordic country's remote Arctic territory of Greenland to transport prisoners in the U.S. war on terror, the prime minister said Thursday.

Denmark, like many other European countries, began investigating reports in 2005 that the U.S. intelligence agency quietly touched down on their territory as part of the CIA's so-called "extraordinary rendition" program.

Human rights groups have criticized the practice, in which suspects are transported for interrogation to countries outside the U.S. for interrogation.

Hmm. You know, when I suggested last month that the US use Thule AFB in Northwestern Greenland for an alternative to Gitmo, I was kinda sorta saying that tongue-in-cheek. I mean, I think it's a heckuva idea, but I know nobody took me seriously. Or did they?

Anyway, the Danes all have their Europanties in a bunch over this:

A Danish TV documentary broadcast Wednesday by the DR1 TV network claimed that prisoner flights not only used mainland Denmark's airports and airspace but also touched down on Greenland, a semiautonomous Danish territory between Europe and North America.

"In the light of the new information, we will be looking into what happened and if need be, we will ask the Americans for explanations," Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

He said Denmark has previously informed the United States that any unauthorized use of its airspace was "unacceptable."

Denmark's head wuss, Anders Fagh Rasmussen

Hey we landed in GREENLAND.


Look, just because you pussies can't control your own Muslims, don't be pissing and moaning because we used your dirty block of ice to help detain some Islamotards. Perhaps what we should have done instead, was drop them off there.

Anyway, you got a problem with our unauthorized use of Greenland? Why don't you defend that glacier, then? IT'S A BLOCK OF ****ING ICE YOU MORONS!

Thanks again to Dave H. for giving me something to rant about tonight...the next time you are in San Diego, I owe you a fish taco or an In-N-Out Burger...

What has Brian from Six Meat Buffet been up to?

This has his fingerprints all over it:

My evidence? The sign is just outside of Nashville. And it's funny. That's all I got.

H/T: The Jawa Report

My response to the Wuzzadems

Wuzzadem is one of my favorite blogs. I have a blogging friendship with John and have met him personally (though he might not admit that unless he was waterboarded).

For the last time...I don't know Nigel!

The Wuzzadems are supporting John McCain. They did not "jump on the bandwagon"...they have been McCain supporters since the primary season began. They carefully laid out their case right here. And if you look at the comments section, you'll see I was the first to express my disappointment in their choice.

As the conservative blogosphere's attacks on McCain have increased (I plead guilty as well), John and especially Mrs. have stepped up their defenses of McCain and have even gone into attack mode.

But recently some in the blogosphere have begun to attack McCain's military record. And that is wrong. Mrs. R. exposed that for what it was (garbage), and even laid down this challenge which made tracks on Hot Air.

I am not a serious political analyst...actually I am not really a serious blogger at all. I am that snarky, pain-in-the-ass kid who sits in the back of the classroom and cracks stupid jokes. I know what I am...

Still, I thought I'd lay out my case against McCain without snark and circle-jerk jokes...and I did that in the comments section over at Wuzzadem:

There is an evangelical Christian saying about small differences in Christian doctrine:

I wouldn't split a church over it.

However, I think that just a casual analysis of McCain's positions will show a sharp departure from conservatism. This is why conservatives are up in arms right now...the candidate that is supposed to represent the conservative party seems to have way more in common with Democrats than Republicans.

I know that you are spending a lot of time gloating and chiding bloggers who are dissatisfied with McCain. I hope our differences don't split our conservative blogger "church".

Having said that, any critique of McCain's military service is out of bounds and tasteless. I heard Michael Savage questioning this today and I almost put my fist through the radio (I'm not a listener, but I dot around the dial during commercials and tripped over it).

I may not vote for McCain as President, but the guy is a true patriot who served his country valiantly. Criticize his ridiculous stand on immigration, criticize his global warming kool-aid drinking...but don't criticize the sacrifices he made for our country.

To which John replied:

I don't know where you get that anyone's "gloating" - that would suggest that someone had "won" something. Right now McCain's not the nominee, and even if he were, it looks like a lot of people are opting to either sit out the election or write in another candidate who - short of a miracle - will have no chance of winning. That means Hillary (or possibly Obama) wins, and no one in the WuzzaDem household will be happy about that.

I see two McCain-related posts on the front page of this blog - one challenging "anything-but-McCain" bloggers to support a candidate rather than just opposing one, which is what the primaries are about, and one calling attention to the ridiculous post from "Derb" at The Corner.

If you want to see "chiding", click over to HotAir and read the comments. Calling anyone who suggests supporting McCain "RINO", "idiot", "brain dead", and worse - that's chiding.

We are both conservatives, and neither of us have been McCain fans in the past, so we understand why people are upset, but if you really want to analyze McCain's positions, you should consider this:

The American Conservative Union gives a lifetime rating of 82.3, whereas Hillary gets 9, Obama 8. That's more than just a casual analysis. McCain may have "more in common with Democrats than Republicans", but some people are claiming there's no difference between McCain and Hillary.

That, if you'll pardon my French, is bullshit.

Now John makes a compelling case here. Fair is fair, and from the very beginning the Wuzzadems have maintained that in a perfect world McCain would not have been their first choice, but that he has the best chance of keeping America from the pain of Hillary Clinton. I don't agree with that, but John and Mrs. have held that position from the very beginning and I have to respect that.


I don't go with the "American Conservative Union's" ratings to determine which candidate has the views and values that mirror mine. It's easy to see why I won't vote for McCain:

1. Immigration. McCain is in bed with Juan Hernandez...and that is all I need to know about McCain's commitment to securing our border. That right there would probably disqualify ANY candidate from receiving my vote, but I shall go on...

2. Global Warming. McCain has chugged the Kool-Aid.

3. Anwar drilling...we could eliminate our foreign oil dependence (or greatly reduce it), but he has aligned with liberals who would rather protect a desolate environment for caribou who summer there. (And as the Alaskan pipeline construction has proven, drilling up there would not necessarily disrupt ANY wildlife or ecology)

4. Gitmo...I am not sure if he would close Gitmo or not, but he has come out against coerced interrogation. Considering he was the victim of REAL torture (not the fake kind like waterboarding), I have to give his view some creedence. However when the day is done, his position is closer to the ACLU's than mine.

5. Now the revelation that McCain almost Wuzzadem himself (like y'all and myself as well). I could go on, but you get the idea.

McCain's position on Iraq is the ONE reason I may go to the polls and vote for him if he wins the nomination. That's because kicking the Islamotards right in the balls is actually the number one priority for me in this upcoming election.

So there. I'd like to thank John and Mrs. for actually making me think and defend a position. I shall now return to my little world where my political analysis usually sounds more like this (with apologies to Linda at Something and Half of Something):