Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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 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...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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.
...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
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
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.
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
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".
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
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.”
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.
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
Valerie Jarrett...ready to serve her King...
(Update) From Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:
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...
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
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.
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.
MSNBC 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
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
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.
Posted by: bondud | November 11, 2008 9:52 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
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
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 WARNING...you 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
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
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.
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.
Watch the vid.
Now peruse AR15.com.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
(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
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. Say it real fast. It sounds like a lot of different things if you do.
The end of days.
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.
Monday, November 3, 2008
And yes, those candidates would get elected. So it's no wonder that Barack Obama will be elected by those who still dream of free ice cream at lunch:
A side thought. When the promise of having her mortgage paid and her car filled with gas does not come to fruition, will she come to her senses and vote Republican next election?