Monday, April 28 

Can You Smell What Barack is Cookin?

Bill, Hillary and Barack on WWE. Very funny, if you're in to that kind of thing.

Labels: ,

Friday, April 25 

You're Awful, I love You

Ludow, Love Me Dead. My new favorite song. I think we've all known a woman (or man.. NTTAWWT) like this at one time or another in our lives. And if not, the song is still hilarious.


Wednesday, April 23 

I Am Shocked! Shocked, I Tell You

Jimmy Carter had this to say about his recent talks with Hamas.
“The problem is not that I met with Hamas in Syria, the problem is that Israel and the United States refuse to meet these people... So I told [Hamas] don’t wait for reciprocation, just do it unilaterally. This will bring a lot of credit to you around the world for doing a humane thing. They turned me down. [emphasis mine]

You mean that a terrorist group that is dedicated to the destruction of Israel refuses to take unilateral action toward peace with Israel? I really can't understand why they didn't succumb to Jimmy's southern charm. I mean, he is one of The EldersTM, you would think they would react better than this.

I guess he'll just have to keep going back to kiss their asses and talking to them until they come around.

Labels: , ,

Friday, April 18 

In Their Own Words

Barack Obama in Quotes
Below is my favorite.
"I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though. ..." -- Barack Obama
H/T Rusty


Thursday, April 17 

Mindless Entertainment

Happy Hour In Kentucky

A redneck is driving down a back road in Kentucky.

A sign in front of a restaurant reads:

Lobster Tail and Beer

'Lord almighty,' he says to himself, 'my three favorite things!!



Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Allah has a story up at Hot Air that is just, well, unbelievable. To the point that I really can't believe that this is not a hoax. A Yale art major is using her forced miscarriages as a medium for her "art".
Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.
My brain is reeling. I can't believe the depths to which we have sunk as a society that someone actually thinks this has anything at all to do with art. This is the single best example I can think of why the government should never fund art. Ever. If there is not a market for this kind of trash, then the taxpayers should not be forced to support it. And before you get your panties in a wad, I know my tax dollars aren't supporting this specific project, but how do you think this idiot is going to make a living once she graduates? You think people are going to be lining up at Sotheby's to by her "art"?

When, exactly, did art become about politics and invoking discourse? When Michaelangelo was carving the statue of David, do you think he was more interested in creating a beautiful work of art, or creating a public conversation on whether giants should be allowed to walk around naked? The entire art world have become self absorbed, elitists who think that they exist to shock the rest of the world into thinking as they do through their "art". It reminds me of an old joke.
A couple attending an art exhibition were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused. The painting depicted three very black and totally naked men sitting on a bench. Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink penis.

The curator of the gallery realised that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his assessment. He went on for nearly half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of African-Americans in a predominately white, patriarchal society. "In fact," he pointed out, "some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society."

After the curator left, a Scottish man approached the couple and said, "Would you like to know what the painting is really about?"

"Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery?" asked the couple.

"Because I'm the guy who painted it," he replied. "In fact, there's no African-Americans depicted at all. They're just three Scottish coal-miners. The only difference is that the guy in the middle went home for lunch."
I've had it up to here with the pretentious, elitist blowhards who look down their noses at the common rabble of humanity with disdain. These same people who think Marixism was the greatest of all societal experiments, despite the fact that it has failed everywhere it has ever been tried.

Bah, I've pretty much just had it with everyone. It won't be long till I'm the old guy spraying the neighborhood kids with the hose and yelling for them to "Get off my lawn".



Darth Vader Speaks

Dick Cheney had some great lines. I know most of you on the left consider him the face of evil in the world, but I have never seen him speak that I didn't really like him. And he knows how to make fun of himself. Always a plus.

Labels: ,

Wednesday, April 16 

Eight Year Old Divorces In Yemen

Take a good look at the little girl in that picture. That is eight year old Nojud Mohammed Ali, elementary school student, and recent divorcè.
Nojud Mohammed Ali said she was forced to marry under an agreement reached between her unemployed father and 28-year-old former husband, Faez Ali Thameur, earlier this year, AFP reported.
Be sure to remember that part. She was married to him when she was 8, and he was 28. Of course, it's only an arranged marriage, and she'll live with her parents until she's 18, and can then go off to live with her new husband. Only it didn't quite work out that way.
"They asked me to sign the marriage contract and remain in my father's house until I was 18," the girl told AFP. "But a week after signing, my father and my mother forced me to go live with him."
An entire week went by before she was sent to live with her new husband, who I'm sure treated her with the care and respect one would expect for an 8-year old bride. One would be mistaken.
Thameur told a judge that he married Nojud with her consent and her parents', and that the marriage "was consummated, but I did not beat her." He did not object to the divorce petition.
So, the marriage was consumated, but he never beat her, so you know, that's okay then. Nothing to see her. Move along.

Labels: , ,


I Need A Cigarette And A Beer Or Three

I'm having a major server hiccup at work, and it may turn into quite the long night. It's days like these that make me wonder why I didn't stick with driving a shovel for a living.



Change In Human Form

There you have it. He's such a new breed of politician, embracing the hope and change of tomorrow's politics, that he's developed an entirely new strategy for success. One that is different than any other socialists Democrat has tried in the last 8 years. "I think that Al Gore won".

Well, I hate to break it to you, you idiotic, pandering, fucktard, but Al Gore lost. If Al Gore had won, he would be president. See how simple that is?

h/t Hot Air

Labels: ,

Tuesday, April 15 

The Caring And All Inclusive Left Wing

HuffPo has a piece up about Laura Bush guest hosting The Today Show next week. The piece in and of itself isn't anything political. It just announces the fact that she will be guest hosting and giving a tour of their ranch. It's the comments, as usual, where the fun begins.
That's it. I'm through with the Today Show. Highlighting this woman who stands behind the worst president in the history of the United States is pandering to the right. What exactly has this superficial excuse for First Lady done? Since she has adopted Education as her cause the only thing I'm aware of is her participating in a superficial Teacher of The Year award and trying to promote reading to Barney. What about the failed No Child Left Behind? What about the 25% of high school students in this country never making it to graduation? Or the huge classrooms? Or lack of educational resources? Or low pay for teachers? Or the high incidence of STD's in our teens? Not a word. What a Stepford Wife except she gives that stereotype a bad name. And how this woman can be married to a man that has caused so much death and destruction and raped our financial health is sickening. As harsh as this sounds, if Today were transmitting in Nazi Germany they would probably have Meredith and Matt cheerfully banter superficailly with Eva Braun. No wonder most Americans are fed up with this drivel that attempts to masquerade as serious journalism. Shame on all those involved with this mind numbing nonsense.
That's what I enjoy about politics. A reasoned and well thought out discussion of the relevant topics of the day. Like comparing Laura Bush to Eva Braun. Because, you know, Bush is Hitler and all that.

I can feel the rainbows and puppies coming on any second now.

Labels: ,


What's Wrong With America, Party 67512

An elementary school in Virginia has taken another giant leap in protecting Teh ChildrenTM by outlawing "tag" at recess.
The principal of Kent Gardens Elementary School in McLean told students this month that they are not allowed to play the game of chasing and yelling "You're it!" at recess after determining the playground pastime had gotten out of hand.

Principal Robyn Hooker said she noticed that tag was sending too many students to the nurse's office. She hopes to restore tag — as well as touch football, which also is on hold — after administrators review recess policies.
Tag? Seriously?

We as a society are swiftly becoming a nation of pussies. We are so risk adverse that we want to outlaw any and all activity that may possibly result in someone having any sort of accident. Personally I blame this on our litigious nature coupled with too many parents who have forgotten what a fun childhood actually looks like.

I wonder what other activities are banned. Let's take a look.
Fairfax County public schools' office of risk management has a list of activities that are prohibited at any school-sponsored events. Besides bungee-jumping and scuba diving, students are not permitted to break dance or play dodge ball or tug-of-war.
Tug of war? Break dancing? Apparently these administrators didn't go to school in the 80s, because this sounds like a typical day in middle school for me, along with rap battles in the hallway during lunch, and your typical gang fight after school. Of course those were in High School, but you get the point.

Look, it's a fact of life that kids get hurt. No one wants to see their child in pain, but sometimes you have to burn your hand before you learn to leave the waffle iron alone. (Yes, that happened to me) In the course of my childhood I broke every one of my fingers (not all at once), my nose, and one of my arms in 6 places. There was not a thing that anyone could have done to prevent most of these injuries, because they were freak accidents. Okay, that's no entirely true, because I broke my arm by falling of a set of monkey bars and landing on a large rock. Obviously the government is to blame for this, because I was playing in a playground located in government housing that had no type of material that would cushion a fall and no one was tasked with ensuring that foreign objects like rocks were clear of the playground. So, one third grade hand slip later I'm in the emergency room with an arm that looks like it was run through the old wringer washer. We probably should have sued. I mean, this was obviously gross neglect on the part of the government to not ensure a safe play environment for an impressionable child and I'm sure it affected me in ways I will never fully understand.

Hell, maybe I should get a lawyer now.

We have become so risk obverse that we refuse to accept the proposition that some accidents are okay. The most popular phrase is, "If it saves just one life, it's worth it." Well, I hate to break it to you, people, but if it only saves one life, than it probably isn't worth it.

I work in information security. We work on a simple risk based model. What is the cost per occurrence, what is the frequency of this occurrence, and how much does it take to prevent the occurrence. (Cost per occurrence x Frequency) - Cost of Prevention. If the cost to prevent it is significantly higher than dealing with what happens, we are willing to accept that risk and move on with our lives. The same method can be applied to everyday life.

Look, some kids are going to get hurt playing tag. Everyone of us has been pushed down at some point in our lives. How many of you adults spend time today crying about the scraped shin you got in fourth grade because the 13 year old behemoth who had been held back a few years pummeled you with a dodge ball and knocked you down in front of everyone? Hopefully not many of you. If you do, you probably ought to stop reading now, because I'm about to call you names.

Everything we have been doing the last few years to "protect" our children, in my opinion, is hurting them in the long run. Schools are moving away from grades because they don't want to make anyone feel bad because they didn't score as high as someone else. Sports leagues stop keeping score at games, because it's not fair that one team has to lose. At the end of the season everyone gets a trophy and is told that they are all winners. Hell, you can't even bench kids who refuse to play. Everyone has to have equal playing time so it's all "fair".

You know what's fair? Teaching kids that they have to work to succeed. If you spend the first 20 years of someone's life teaching them that everyone is the same, regardless of effort, just how equipped are they to deal with the real world? You know, where you actually have to compete against other applicants to get a job. Then you have to actually perform in your job and earn your way to promotions and raises. And here's the really ghastly part, some people working in the same office as you may actually get larger raises and bonuses than you do because they work harder than you.

How do we teach our kids this when we won't let them play games like dodge ball, or teach our kids that there is no winner in a sporting event, even though the other team clearly played harder, scored more, and kicked out butts. But hey, you got a pretty uniform and a nice trophy out of it, and everybody is special.

You know what kids need to hear? Sorry Jimmy, but you're not that special. You don't run faster than anyone, you don't score higher on tests, and you suck at dodge ball. But that doesn't mean you can't work hard, study, make good grades, get a good job, a sports car and a trophy wife. Then when that punk down the street that kicks your ass at every sport known to man is sitting in a bar twenty years from now, old, pot bellied, reliving those glory days, you can rub his smug nose in the fact that you're a multi-millionaire.

Now isn't that something worth shooting for?



Happy Wealth Redistribution Day

I hope everyone has filed their federally mandated tax forms today, along with any state returns, as necessary. I would hate to see any of you carted off to jail for not doing your civic duty.

I also hope you all keep today in mind when you're casting your vote in November. Remember the feeling when you looked at how much you send off to the government last year and remember that both Hillary and Obama want to raise your taxes by allowing the tax cuts from 2001 and 2003 to expire. And when someone tells you that it will only raise taxes on the "wealthy", make sure you do some research and find out just how it's going to affect you. Because chances are that you are going to be one of the "wealthy" that will be paying more next year.

Labels: ,

Monday, April 14 

An Armed Society Is A Polite Society

No doubt you've heard this saying before, usually from someone positing a pro-gun stance.

But I'll bet you've never heard explained like this before.

h/t Sharp As A Marble.

Labels: ,


What If The World Elected Our President?

According to a recent story, if our Presidential elections were held outside the U.S., Obama would win.

My question, who cares? We don't vote for their leaders, so why do we give a fuck who they want in our White House?

Do we really want to go down this road? I mean, if we want to carry this "we're all citizens of the world" shite out to its natural conclusion, why do we even have individual countries any more? Why not just become one global federation, with a single government that everyone votes on?

I'll tell you why. Because a large percentage of the world is completely fucked in the head. If you're a woman and you think you'll enjoy the same freedoms under a unified world government that you do now, just take a look at what is happening in Europe. They are slowly accepting their new Sharia masters, and don't think they wouldn't be voting to allow polygamy and the hijab into America as quickly as possible.

I care about what the rest of the world thinks about our elections about as much as I care what the ant colony in my back yard thinks about it. We elect our leaders to represent.. wait for it.. wait for it.. almost there.. US!. That's right, the President of the United States of America is just that, the leader of the U.S. He or she is not elected based on how well the rest of the world is going to like him, nor is he elected to play nice with everyone else. He is elected to protect the national interests of our country, not to sell us out in some international likability contest.

There are way too many people that really can't grasp that concept.

Labels: , ,


Bitter Obama

I'm sure everyone has seen Obama's latest quote, but if you haven't, let me replay it for you here.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Everyone is using this to demonstrate how elitist and out of touch with the average American Obama really is. I want to ask a different question. Back on March 3, Obama said the following:
"I am a devout Christian," he told voters in this key state.

"I pray to Jesus every night and try to go to church as much as I can."
So, if Obama's hypothesis is that the only reason people cling to religion and/or guns is that they are bitter, what part of his life has caused him to be so bitter than he is a "devout Christian" who "prays to Jesus every night"?

Labels: ,


Because It's Late And I'm Bored

Am I the only one who thinks that Cynthia Nixon's girlfriend, Christine Marinoni looks a lot like Ham from The Sandlot?


Sunday, April 13 

Have We Really Come To This?

Remember the girls arrested for recording their ambush last week? Well, they're back in the news. This time because one of Dr. Phil's staffers paid her bail, and then tried to prevent any other reporters from speaking to her as she left the court room.
The Dr. Phil representative was waiting by the jail's exit, and when Nichols walked out, he tried to block Tampa TV station camera people from getting video of Nichols and her family leaving jail.
At least the show fessed up to it and is now saying that the staffer "violated their policies" and won't be going forward with that show.

But seriously, how desperate do you have to be for ratings to pull the stunts he's been pulling lately. First he visits that train wreck Britney in the hospital, now the show is posting bail for psycho teens. He's just a few ratings points away from hosting "Who's my baby's daddy" shows, or even putting on the fat, toothless rednecks to fight over their man like they do on Springer.

At least his personal life is working out well for him. Oh wait, I forgot about that. I always thought she was too hot for him anyway.

Labels: ,

Saturday, April 12 

Du.. Du Hast.. Du Hast Misch

I've been listening to Rammstein pretty much non-stop for two or three days. I love this song. Really gets the blood moving.

And for those of you who don't spreche Deutsch, here is the English version. Although the English version is not really a translation of the German version, but really a rewrite using a play on words. You can read more at the Wikipedia entry.



Because I'm A Heartless Bastard


Thanks to Pursuit.


Wednesday, April 9 

Demoralized Troops, Hoping For Immediate Pullout Of Iraq, Re-Upping In Record Numbers

Earlier this week ABC ran a story that the troops are backing the Democrats, essentially because they (the Democrats) want to pull out of Iraq. (note: clicking the link also includes Martha Raddatz's interviews with the troops).

I don't think ABC cherry picked soldiers to find Democratic voters, but I do find it suspicious that nearly everyone they interviewed is in favor of candidates that want to withdraw. I was around the military for the first 22 years of my life, and there are people from every political stripe. You know, just like in the rest of the population. But if the troops are really as demoralized as the media tries to protray, see Stop Loss and Lions for Lambs, than why are they reenlisting in record numbers?
3rd ID completes re-up goal in unprecedented time

The 3rd Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Stewart, Ga., completed its fiscal year 2008 retention goal in less than six months, which most view as a phenomenal act.

This is unprecedented according to the division’s retention sergeant major. “I’ve been in this career field for 16 years, and I’ve never known of a division to meet its goal in such a short time,” said Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Raibon, the 3rd Infantry Division Retention sergeant major.

This is the division’s third deployment to Iraq since 2003, but its high operational tempo did not stop 4,000 Soldiers from re-enlisting. Even more troops will follow their lead, and by the end of March one battalion with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, out of Fort Benning, Ga., will have met its retention goal twice.

The 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment is four Soldiers away from retaining 200 percent of its goal.

These Soldiers are working together to defend their nation. This is why they joined and why they re-enlisted, said Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Olson, 3rd HBCT senior career counselor.

The 3rd Infantry Division, which is currently the headquarters for Multi-National Division – Center in southwest Baghdad, arrived in theater as part of the Surge. Its Soldiers are serving a 15-month deployment with the combat mission to stop insurgents from bringing bomb-making materials into Baghdad. Within the year, Soldiers have secured most areas, and have begun working closely with the Iraqi Security Forces and tribal leaders to build the economy and make life better for its citizens.
The 3ID is the division that took Baghdad in 2003, went back to Iraq in 2005, and then bore the brunt of the surge in 2007 (Greyhawk, The Mudville Gazette. These are not desk jockeys and cooks, these are boots on the ground, actively engaging the enemy, putting their lives on the line every day. Soldiers that hate what they are doing so much that they are reenlisting to stay and fight at record numbers.

Bet you'll not see a movie about that out of Hollywood any time soon.

H/T The Mudville Gazette

Labels: , , , ,

Tuesday, April 8 

It Happened To People Like Us

If you haven't seen the new MTV ads about the Holocaust, I'm putting them here so you can check them out. After you watch them, I have a few thoughts.

First off, they are pretty well done. Very slick, especially the way each one ends with a recreation of an actual Holocaust photograph. The fact that they use modern day scenarios with modern weapons puts it into a light where you can actually relate to it. I've seen literally thousands of Holocaust photographs over the years, and no matter how they make your skin crawl, you simply cannot imagine how that happens.

But the truth is that these types of atrocities can happen anywhere. Look around the world, it already is. Not with the same ruthless efficiency*, but millions of people are slaughtered world wide by their fellow countrymen, all because they look different or pray to a different god, or some other ridiculous reason.

It could happen here, too. And no, I'm not talking about Bush. I know many on the left try to paint him as Hitler-esque, ready to trample our civil rights and start carting all the atheists off to reeducation camps at the drop of a hat, but the truth is he could never pull it off. Leaders who accomplish these types of atrocities are well spoke, charismatic leaders who are, and here's the kicker, beloved by most of the population. Just look at Hitler. Or Idi Amin. Or Yasser Arafat. Charismatic leaders who convinced the population that better days were ahead, if only they could get rid of that segment of the population that was holding them back.

As far as I'm concerned, the national Democratic party holds a much closer resemblance to this mold than the Republicans. Preach hope and change, all the while bashing those who would hold you back, but especially "the rich", or "the White Mantm", or any other segment of the population that can be held up as the oppressors.

The single largest advantage we have in the United States is that we have that pesky little 2nd amendment to deal with. You see, we have an armed populace. Whoever is in power, right or left, if they try to subjugate the populace, they are going to have a whole lot of pissed off, armed citizens to deal with. And that, my friends, is a good thing.

In the end, these ads may be some subversive plot by the left-leaning within MTV to paint Bush, Cheney, et al with the brush of fascism, but I think they can also have real educational value. I'll be making sure my children see them, followed by a discussion of what led up to Hitler's rise in Germany as well as the atrocities that were overlooked by the vast majority of the German populace.

I hope you do the same.

H/T to The Rottie and Hot Air.

Labels: ,


Sniper Dies Of JDAM Overdose

I'm pretty sure the sniper didn't limp away from that one.



The Problems With America, Part 3,000

Stories like this indicate just what is going wrong with American culture.
When 16-year-old Victoria Lindsay arrived at her friend's house where she had been staying, six girls were waiting. Immediately, they started yelling and one girl began pummeling the victim.


In fact, the sheriff said, Lindsay was lured into the home for the sole purpose of capturing and posting the video on the Internet. According to the sheriff's office arrest affidavit, Lindsay told deputies they "were going to post the beating on MySpace and YouTube."
Six girls inside waiting to beat this poor girl while two guys wait outside, playing lookout.

I have a couple of questions about the whole thing.

1. Does no one in the neighborhood notice all these people going in the house, with two guys playing lookout? You can't fart on my street without the blue hairs across the street knowing about it.

2. Where are the parents? Does no one keep track of what their kids are doing any more?

3. They were planning on posting these on their myspace page. Hey parents, do you ever check out your kids myspace page to see what kind of shit they are posting, or do you just wonder along all happy-go-luck because you're convinced your kids would never be doing something on there that you wouldn't approve of.

Follow up comment. If it had been my daughter, there is a very good chance it would have been me in jail instead of them, because I would have beat the living shit out of the whole lot; male or female. I'm the overly protective type. I've taken beatings for people I barely knew, and I've dished out a few standing up for people I barely knew. I don't know what I would do were it someone that close to me.

Parents, make sure you're teaching your kids to not be so trusting. Chances are Victoria had a pretty good idea that these girls weren't exactly her BFFs. Don't let yourself be lured into being fodder for the next youtube junkie who wants to make a name for him/herself.

I'll bet those girls laugh every time they see the video running on the news. They've gotten the fame they wanted. I hope they get all the attention they could ever want once they're locked up.

h/t Scott


Monday, April 7 

No No No No No

This is a crime against humanity.
Bremen officials say the northern city-state will be Germany's first to impose a general speed limit on its autobahn.

State environment minister Rainer Loske is saying Monday that cars will have to keep to 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour) for environmental reasons. The measure takes effect Wednesday.
Let me tell you now, there is nothing in this world like driving on the autobahn. I've seen beautiful, sunny days, the blue sky above me as I pushed my BMW 525 to it's limits. Usually around 240kph. Those same days were usually met with flashing headlights as even larger BMWs, Mercedes and Audis flew past me like I was in reverse. And on one particular day I had a Ferrari Testarrosa pass me going at least 170mph. That guy was flat out moving.

Speed limits on the autobahn. Dogs and cats living together. It's the apocalypse.



Equal Opportunity Stupidity

A school in Reedsburg, Wisconsin is in trouble with local Christian groups for encouraging elementary students to cross-dress.
Students at Pineview Elementary in Reedsburg had been dressing in costume all last week as part of an annual school tradition called Wacky Week. On Friday, students were encouraged to dress either as senior citizens or as members of the opposite sex.

A local resident informed the Voice of Christian Youth America on Friday. The Milwaukee-based radio network responded by interrupting its morning programming for a special broadcast that aired on nine radio stations throughout Wisconsin. The broadcast criticized the dress-up day and accused the district of promoting alternative lifestyles.

"We believe it's the wrong message to send to elementary students," said Jim Schneider, the network's program director. "Our station is one that promotes traditional family values. It concerns us when a school district strikes at the heart and core of the Biblical values. To promote this to elementary-school students is a great error."
Please allow me the opportunity to point out that this is an extreme overreaction by the radio station, which has resulted in parents going crazy over, well, nothing.

Look, I'm all for parents being involved in education and ensuring that schools aren't working to subvert the values the parents teach at home, but this is harmless fun. Have they never had a spirit week during homecoming when students dress up in stupid costumes every day? Next thing you know, they'll be protesting against powder puff football because the girls are being too boy-ish.

Powder puff football was one of my favorite times during high school. The girls would wear the football team's jerseys and the guys would wear the cheerleaders outfits with outlandish wigs and makeup that looked like it as applied with a trowel and everyone would have a great time. It didn't mean you were a transvestite, it meant you could loosen up and have a good time.

So to all the parents up in arms about this I say "Chill out". Seriously. There are enough real problems out there for you to get upset about. You don't have to manufacture a sexual crisis in the schools.

And if this weren't an anonymous blog, I would post photos of myself in drag. At a church Halloween party. Doing the church lady dance. But instead you'll just have to imagine it for yourself.

Labels: , , ,


2008 World Submarine Racing Championship

Well, what did you expect to see?

Update: Welcome visitors from I hope you take my post in the spirit it was intended, and not as an insult. I've been looking around your forum and I find your hobby quite interesting.



Absolut Idiocy

If you haven't seen the Absolut ad that features a large section of the Southwest United States as part of Mexico, check it out at Michele Malkin's digs.

There are plenty of other bloggers out there making their own versions of the ad, so I though I would throw in my $.02 worth. I think they should run this ad in Italy. And make sure to let plenty of Muslims see it. I think they would enjoy it.

Update: Damnitall. I just noticed that I left the "s" out of Absolut. That's what I get for playing cute. But you know what? You get the point and I don't have the time to redo the thing, so just pretend it's there.

Labels: , ,


Planning For Next Year

My younger daughter's birthday is today. She's turning 11, and when I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, her first response was, "A shotgun." I had to wipe a little tear from my eye. She makes me so proud.

But, she was trying to slip one by on me, because she knows that 12 is the shotgun birthday, so she has to wait one more year. But I'm giving though to going with a .22 long rifle instead of the shotgun. We'll see. She's a girly girl and hasn't fired a shotgun yet. Her older sister got a single shot .20 gauge last year and is itching to get out and fire it now that the weather is warm.

I think I may get the younger one this one next year. We'll see. I may have to go with the shotgun and then break them both into rifles the next year.

So many decisions. Makes a dad proud.



Finally, Someone Prosecuted For Desecrating The Flag

Oh wait, it's still okay to do whatever you want to the American flag. He was prosecuted for desecrating the Mexican flag.
On September 18, 2007, veteran Peter Lynch noticed a Mexican flag hanging from a flagpole outside Scholes Hall Monday at the UNM campus. Lieutenant Pat Davis of the UNM Police Department testified that when Lynch saw the Mexican flag flying without an American flag, which is improper flag etiquette, he first reported it to the office of UNM’s Dean of Students, then to the Officer of Veteran Affairs. They would not act on the illegal display of the Mexican flag, so Lynch took it down and tore it and took it to the Air Force ROTC office.
In case anyone is unclear, if you fly a foreign flag over U.S. soil unaccompanied by an American flag, it can be considered an act of war or that the territory is occupied and under foreign control. Actually, I think this student group would like to see that territory under foreign control, but we can discuss La Raza and Reconquista another day. If a U.S. citizen does it, it can be considered an act of treason.

Now, before anyone gets their panties in a wad, it's one thing to hang the flag of your ancestry in front of your home, or in the back window of your car. Hell, I have flags from Germany, Mexico, Italy and the former D.D.R. (East Germany) in my home. However, it is quite a different matter for a student group to fly a foreign flag on the university flag pole and to have the university's "leadership" ignore complaints by veterans.

Veterans take an oath to defend this country, and this Airman was doing what he thought was necessary. Should he have torn the flag in half? Probably not, but anti-war protesters do far worse to the American flag every day, and people line up to defend their right to be idiots. So where are the supporters lining up to defend Airman Lynch?

Labels: ,


Since I'm Not Allowed To Discus Race

I'll let Walter Williams do the talking for me.
“Obama’s success is truly a remarkable commentary on the goodness of Americans and how far we’ve come in resolving matters of race. I’m 72 years old. For almost all of my life, a black having a real chance at becoming the president of the United States was at best a pipe dream. Obama has convincingly won primaries in states with insignificant black populations. As such, it further confirms what I’ve often said: The civil rights struggle in America is over and it’s won. At one time black Americans did not have the constitutional guarantees enjoyed by white Americans; now we do. The fact that the civil rights struggle is over and won does not mean that there are not major problems confronting many members of the black community but they are not civil rights problems and have little or nothing to do with racial discrimination. While not every single vestige of racial discrimination has disappeared, Obama and the Rev. Wright are absolutely wrong in suggesting that racial discrimination is anywhere near the major problem confronting a large segment of the black community. The major problems are: family breakdown, illegitimacy, fraudulent education and a high rate of criminality. To confront these problems, that are not the fault of the larger society, requires political courage and that’s an attribute that Obama and most other politicians lack.”
Of course, most people aren't going to want to hear from him, either. You know, because he's one of those minorities. He's a conservative. Or more of a libertarian, actually. But either way, he's definitely not a Democrat, which means you should probably just ignore anything he says. Because he's just trying to make nice to the white guys so they'll treat him better.

h/t The Patriot Post

Labels: ,

Friday, April 4 

Friday Music

I'm tired of politics for today, so instead I present Young @ Heart. Here's hoping we all are enjoying life this much when we're that age.

What the heck. As long as we're at it, you should listen to this one, too. The old guy has a great voice, and it's even more emotional once you read the story behind it.

Labels: ,

Thursday, April 3 

My Kind Of Job

We can all hope to raise our children this well.
Mike Hammond has posted a notice in the local post office seeking a drinking buddy for his 88-year-old father, who will take him out for drinks twice a week, the Daily Mail reports. Hammond is offering $14 per hour plus expenses, along with the promise of excellent conversation with his father, Jack, a retired engineer.
Also, if anyone is in need of a drinking buddy, I'm available at similar rates.



War Pron

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, April 1 

How Dare You Make A Profit?

Oil execs are appearing on capital hill today to explain just why they have the nerve to be in business and make a profit. I mean, I know we live in a supposedly capitalistic society, but how dare they have the nerve to try to make enough money to fund R&D, fund their retirement plans, pay their employees, provide for the cost of doing business, and expect to actually make a profit for their share holders on top of that. That is clearly just evil.

So, let's take a look at their "giant" profits.

click to enlarge

Full report available here. .pdf
As you can see, oil / natural gas is actually #10 on the list. I don't see them hauling in the CEOs of the Apparel and Leather Products industry to explain why they made an 8.0% profit when Oil and Natural Gas made 7.6%. But it's harder to make a villain out of the guy responsible for your leather chaps with the ass cut out than it is for the guy providing the gas you use to power your SUV.

This country is swiftly moving towards socialism, and this is just the latest clue as to what our leaders really want. Our country is based on equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome. If these execs are getting the oil into the country, refining it, providing it to customers and the customers are willing to pay the going rate, then get the hell off of their backs. It's called a free market. If you don't like the prices they charge, find an alternative or start your own damn company to compete with them.

Speaking of which, maybe you caught this on the Today Show this morning.

So, evil gas station owner is charging $5.39 a gallon for gas because he's the only gas station around. Apparently he's supposed to feel bad for living by supply and demand. He has the only supply, so he can damn well charge whatever he demands. Again, if you don't like it, maybe someone ought to have the balls to open a competing station and drive down prices.

Here's a simply analogy for you; ever been to a sporting event where they serve alcohol? Ever notice that the plastic bottle of beer that you would pay a couple bucks for if you bought it in a case and drank it at home now costs you $6 to $8 a beer? Why is congress not pulling those vendors in and quizzing them about their insane profits? On top of that, they have a monopoly because you don't have the option of bringing in your own drinks. This is an outrage. It hurts the poor people who can't afford tickets and a few beers. We need to take care of this.. for the children.

If we really want to see gas prices come down, there is a very simple formula. Nuclear power, more refineries, and drilling in ANWAR, off the coast and this.

This is just one more example of our liberal, risk-adverse society. If we build new refineries, there is a chance that there may be an accident at some point. We are unwilling to accept any risk, so we just don't build. If we drill for oil, there is always the chance that at some point there will be a spill. Never mind that we have some of the strictest environment standards in the world, meaning the chances for accident are much lower than forcing the oil companies to continue to explore in third world countries. But what the hell, what's a few thousand dead brown people compared to ensuring our country never has any accidents. That, my friends, is the basis of liberal theology. Screw everyone else as long as we're safe.

Labels: , ,


It's April Fool's Day, So Let's Party A Little

Who doesn't smile when you see little people. And what's better than a couple of them beating the crap out of each other in a Muay Thai match?

What the heck, let's make this a theme. How about some little people in a break dancing battle.

That guy on the left kicks some major ass. I wouldn't mind being able to pull of some of those moves.

And what the heck, let's use this as a transition to "the greatest break dance of all time". Well, at least they think so. The guy looks like he's made out of rubber.


Copyright (c) 2007, Frankly Speaking.