Friday, August 28 


It's Fuck-It-All-Friday, so let's skip politics for a few minutes and do something fun.

I love this remake. I'm not a huge Metallica fan, but I really enjoy the S&M double CD. If you have never heard it, you need to check it out at least once. There's just something about the juxtaposition of heavy metal over the philharmonic that I absolutely love.

To really get the full effect of this video, however, you really need to go to Metallica's site and watch the uncensored version. One of very few music videos I really enjoy.

Update: Ah, what the hell. Let's continue the cover theme. Below you find some of my favorite covers of 80s songs.

I'm not a big fan of Marylin Manson, but I love this cover of Tainted Love. I mean, really, how many of you ever saw this coming? Not me.

Alien Ant Farm covering Smooth Criminal. A few years ago this song was everywhere. I think the video amuses me more than I love their actual cover of the song, but it's catchy.

The last one has embedding disabled, which really pisses me off, but I enjoy the video. Again, it's a few years old, and technically it's not a cover, but it's my blog and I can do what I want. Bowling for Soup - 1985. The song is original, but they dress like bands from the 80s and it absolutely cracks me up. Especially the 400 pound Tommy Lee look-a-like. Plus, the mom dancing on the hood of the car is hot.

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Show Me Your ID

Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) held a town hall recently. People showed up to express their extreme displeasure with the health reform bill. Moran took control of the situation by accusing those opposed to the bill of being plants who aren't even from his district. He went so far as to demand ID from one gentleman before allowing him to ask a question.

Here's my question, if it's so vitally important to verify that someone is a citizens of your district before allowing them to ask a question at a town hall meeting, why do democrats steadfastly oppose asking for ID to vote? Surely voting is slightly more important than someone asking a question at a town hall, isn't it?

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Friday, August 14 

I'm Tired Of Apologizing

I’m tired of having to be the one who keeps his views to himself. I’m tired of being part of the “silent majority”. The left has been in our face and vocal for years, and conservatives have sat back and let them push their agenda on us, because we don’t want to offend anyone. Well, I’m offended.

I’m offended that the media portrays me as some kind of radical because of my beliefs. I’m tired of being called a racist for not supporting a president I don’t agree with just because he happens to be black. I’m tired of being called greedy because I think taxes are too high and I would like to keep more of the money I earn with 45+ hour work weeks. I’m tired of endless lecturing from politicians who tell me they cannot find the means to “pay” for a tax cut, but expect me to meet my financial obligations on ever decreasing take-home pay because they cannot balance their budget. I’m tired of being told that I have to pay the mortgages of people who weren’t as responsible as I was, who bought homes they couldn’t afford. I’m tired of seeing the military vilified by people who think that terrorists are freedom fighters, but citizens exercising their right to assemble and protest a health care bill they disagree with are terrorists.

I’m tired of people who think that the government is the answer to every social ill that may befall us, but who give virtually nothing to charity on their own. I’m tired of President Obama telling me that it’s better for everyone if we “spread the wealth around”, while he gave less than 1% of his income to charity before running for office. I’m tired of watching the president of the greatest country in the world apologize to the rest of the world for our success.

I’m tired of being called a racist because I think illegal immigration hurts us all. I’m tired of being called a radical because I believe the second amendment is vitally important in preserving the first. I’m tired of high energy prices because leftist environmentalists block every effort to use the resources God has blessed us with in this country.

I’m tired of people complaining that life isn’t fair. When Jefferson was writing the Declaration of Independence, he didn’t declare that everyone had the right to life, liberty and a six figure income, he wrote that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I want you to notice how that is phrased, the pursuit of happiness. Not the attainment of happiness. Not the right to have the government provide for your happiness. You have the right to pursue your own happiness, it’s up to you how you get there and how much you attain. If you falter in your pursuit, it’s not the job of government to then go to your neighbors and, through force, take part of what they have achieved and give it to you to make everything “fair”.

I’m tired of listening to news anchors and pundits sing the praises of the independents and the undecided voters. If you don’t care enough about your country and your freedoms to have an informed opinion, you are not a saint; you are either stupid, lazy, or intellectually dishonest. Whichever it happens to be, I hope you at least have the common sense to stay home on Election Day, because an uninformed vote harms us all.

I’m tired of watching the government punish success. What motivation is there for anyone to start a business and work long hours to make it succeed if the government is then going to punish him/her with confiscatory tax rates?

If you disagree with this, that’s okay. That is what tolerance truly means. It’s not that I have to accept your beliefs or that you have to accept mine. What you have to accept is the fact that we are free to voice our opinions and vote according to our conscience. Celebrate our differences, because you live in a country that provides the liberty for a multitude of beliefs. We live in a country where you can criticize the actions of your government without fear of prison or execution. We live in a country that has been a beacon of liberty to the rest of the world for over 233 years.

This is the United States of America, the greatest nation in the world.

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Wednesday, August 12 

Because You Can Make Money Off Of Anything

And what kind of conservative would I be if I didn't try?

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Monday, August 10 

Natural Selection At Work

Donna Munson, age 74, of Colorado demonstrates just what happens when natural selection works as it should. You see, Donna was known to feed the bears in the area. She went so far as to construct a metal cage around her porch so she could feed them through the fence. The Department of Wildlife has been warning her for years to stop feeding the bears, even sending her written notice.

Last Thursday she spoke with her brother on the phone and informed him that a larger bear had been harrassing a cub that she had been feeding hard boiled eggs and milk. She told him that she planned to chase the bear off with a broom the next time he came around. Apparently no one ever told Donna that bears aren't really scared of old women with brooms.
According to the county coroner, Munson was grabbed by the bear and it slashed her head and neck with such penetrating force that Munson would have bled out in 90 seconds.

Later that day, a witness found a large bear feeding on Munson's body as it lay outside her home. It's not clear if that was the bear that killed her.

When deputies arrived to investigate the report of a mauling, they were approached by two aggressive bears, which they shot and killed. A necropsy on one bear was inconclusive -- and did not prove whether that bear killed Munson. A necropsy on a second bear at the home was pending.
Let this be a lesson boys and girls. I know that Yogi and Smokey are really cute, but feeding the bears is never a good idea. Followed closely by never chasing the bears with a broom.



One Ring To Find Them All And Point Out What Giant Nerds They Are

Something for the elf-loving, Tolkien fan, the LOTR Tungsten Carbide, Elf Love Ring.
"One ring to show our love
One ring to bind us
One ring to seal our love
And forever to entwine us
The only thing that would make you look like a bigger nerd is wearing pointy elf ears and a robe while proposing with this ring.



Now I've Seen Everything

Pictured above, one loud-mouthed, annoying, celebrity wannabe and her younger date.

D-list celebrity and used-to-be-slightly-amusing comic Kathy Griffin showed up to the Teen Choice awards this weekend with an unusual date, former almost son-in-law of Sarah Palin, Levi Johnston.

It's kind of sad, really, watching two people that are that starved for attention. he hopes to get his own reality show, she hopes to appear young and relevant. Or maybe just young. Who knows.

How much you want to bet that she puts her hair in a bun, puts on the librarian glasses and makes her call him Sarah while she's bent over the back of the limo?

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Sunday, August 9 

What An Ass

Lawrence O'Donnell interviews Peter Schiff, the only man to predict the housing bubble. Shriff happens to be a Republican who is going to challenge Chris Dodd for his seat next year.

Lawrence O'Donnell shows just what an incredible ass a liberal can be when they don't like the person they are interviewing. I don't know whether or not I agree with Schiff about anything, because O'Donnell won't shut his fucking pie hole long enough to let him answer a question.

It's idiots like this, whatever party they belong to, that seriously piss me off. If you're going to ask someone a question, shut up and allow them to answer. If you don't agree with their answer, wait until they're done and then ask a follow up question. I mean, seriously, I didn't go to J school and I can figure this out.

Personally, if I were Peter Schiff, I would have stood up about 30 seconds into the interview and told him he can stick the interview right up his ass. No one should have to sit through an "interview" like that. He may as well be reduced to monologues, because that is basically what he was doing here.

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No Pants Is A Good Thing

If you're a fan of The Watchman, then you'll probably enjoy this. I know I laughed my pants off.

H/T Sharp As A Marble


Friday, August 7 

Well, Thank God That's Over

After eight long years, we've finally won all of our wars. I mean, obviously we must have, seeing as how the White House says that we are no longer involved in a war on terror.
It's official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."

President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

"The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism.
Oh wait, I guess we're still at war after all, we're just going to change the terminology. You know, just like;

  • Global Warming became Climate Change

  • Health Care Reform became Health Insurance Reform

  • Stimulus Bill Will Create Jobs = Stimulus Bill Saved Jobs

  • Global War On Terror became Overseas Contingency Operation

Apparently when liberals don't like the way something is going, they just change the name. People aren't falling for your socialist health care plans? Stop talking about health care and start demonizing insurance companies. Don't want to piss of your dictatorial buddies in the Middle East? Stop calling them terrorists. But, let concerned citizens show up at town hall meetings to voice their opposition to this massive takeover of health care, and they are "mobs".

Do they really think we're that stupid, that we won't notice that President Obama has become hostile directly with the American people?

By the way, if you want to report me for "fishy" behavior, here's a link to Obama's snitch email address. Consider it my public service to volunteer to be reported for reeducation.

Four legs good. Two legs bad.

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Wednesday, August 5 

It's Zombie Time

Red band trailer for Zombieland.

This trailer is so full of Teh Awesome that it's almost too much. I love a good zombie movie. Hell, I even like bad zombie movies. Sean of the Dead is right up there for me, but I see this one heading straight to #1 for me, as well as straight to my DVD collection.

hat tip Ed for the red band trailer.

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Community Organizing Is Apparently Only Allowed If You're A Democrat

Congressmen and Senators are getting their collective asses handed to them in town hall meetings. The Obama administration and the Democratic leadership are trying to discredit those who show up to question cap and tax and the health care reform

Apparently they are so used to protesters being poorly dressed, unwashed hippies that when "well dressed" people show up to voice their concerns, they must obviously be a well organized mob by that old vast right-wing conspiracy.

Apparently they forget their own advice. Here, I'll let then candidate Obama remind you.

If you're a democrat, you should talk to everyone. Get in their faces and tell them why they should fall into line and agree / vote with you. If you're a republican.. well, you're just an angry mob who doesn't know all the facts.

We're from the government, we're here to help.

Update: I thought maybe you would like to see examples of what a real, unruly mob looks like.

Code Pink protesting outside the Marine recruiting station in Berkley, California.

Anti-war protesters trying to break through a police line during the RNC.

Storming the stage to protest the Minutemen at Columbia University.

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Tuesday, August 4 

Who Is The Class Act Again?

In the first photo, we have President Obama posturing for the cameras while the obviously racist Crowley helps the disabled Gates down the stairs.

Below we see how President Bush treated the elderly. No care for how he looks for the cameras, he just did what he thought was right.

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My New Stamps

Take one photo, apply some Photoshop, mix in some controversy, and pour into one U.S. postage stamp. I am totally on board with this. I can see me creating an entire line of these to use on everything that leaves my home from now on.

This was created using Picture It Postage. Go ahead, give them a look. I'm sure you can think of a thousand different photos you would like to see on a postage stamp.

Hat tip Scott

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