27 July 2007

Friday Musings

what a week

so anyway, it's been quite a week. A few random links to get you through the afternoon:

Just for giggles, Ragin' Dave of Four Right Wing Wackos has been playing with the wayback machine and dug up this gem. I'm surprised CNN has left this up, I figured they'd have flushed this kind of thing down the memory hole long ago.

Dave also puts the current crop of politicians (of all stripes) on the tee and whacks 'em good. Pretty much sums up my opinions of the "governing class" as well.

Ragin' Dave? If you're ever in Detroit (Rock City) I'll buy you not one, but two forty ounce quarts of your favorite beer and all the WhiteCastles you can eat.

Mark Steyn has the after action report on algore's Live Earth concerts earlier this month:

So the Evil Queen and the seven dwarfs had a "debate"? I must have been busy that night. All the blog thingies are talking about it. McQ over at Q and O breaks it down:

Ouch. That'll leave a mark....

Ace has a link to some footage that didn't quite make it into the broadcast. Too bad your employer's net nanny blocks YouTube.....

Speaking of YouTube: Steve Green, the VodkaPundit submitted a series of questions for the dem candidates, I don't understand why CNN didn't use his questions. Scroll down to the post entitled VodkaPundit - Citizen Journalist and then work up the page. That's some good funny.

23 July 2007

Another Monday

hopefully, it's the only one this week

so anyway, I stumbled on to this over the weekend, DYI instructions for a home-made Taser. And to think of the time that I've wasted trying to buy a black market flux capacitor...

I wish that more elected officials were like this guy in Cleveland. H/T to Ace.

Since the elections in france, there have been indications that the french government is a little less "anti-American". Hopefully this is a sign that the frogs are finally waking up and smelling the coffee. Via Q and O.

PowerLine follows up on the John Doe debacle with a link to Friday's Investors Business Daily editorial.

Time magazine step in it again. Blackfive asks the question "What's wrong with this picture?". Thanks to 4RWW

20 July 2007

Friday Haiku Challenge

just kidding....but if you're in the mood, have at it

so anyway, where to start?

There was an anniversary this week, as Q and O reminds us. On 18 July 1969, SpongeTed SquareLiver tried to enter his Oldsmobile in a submarine race and 28 year old MaryJo Kopechne lost her life. Her sacrifice was not in vain, because it kept that particular Kennedy out of the White House.....

Mike of Cold Fury fame is thinking about General Patton and links to the famous speech, courtesy of The Patton Society. Good stuff, that. Can you imagine Patton being questioned by the current bunch of spineless weasels (I'm being kind today) in Washington today. I'd pony up pay-per-view cash to watch.

Speaking of the assorted siht-stains that occupy the hallowed halls of Congress: both the House and the Senate have killed the "John Doe Protection" legislation. Jeff Goldstein has details and commentary, with links to Michelle Malkins excellent coverage of the shame full debate.

Not familiar with the "John Doe" law? Remember the "Flying Imans" episode from last fall where six imans were denied boarding a flight from MSP because other passengers complained that the imans were acting strangely. CAIR is suing the complaining passengers for "violating" the imans' "right" to act like psychotic islamofascists. The "John Doe" legislation was to provide protection from civil suit to anyone who reports suspicious (ie: terrorist) behavior.

On the topic of "political correctness" Q and O has a fine example of what those kind, gentle environmental types do if you happen to drive something that they don't approve of.

Elsewhere: Goldstein has some fun with Michael Vick's problem, and Ragin' Dave re-posts the meat of an outstanding Kim duToit entry. (Note: you probably cannot get to Kim's excellent blog whilst at work; he's a 2nd Amendment crusader and most companies' net-nannys will block his site because he often writes about G.U.N.S.) Do go read the post at Four Right Wing Wackos, it's one of the finer examples of our tax dollars at work.

18 July 2007

Third Monday of the week

row, row, row your boat

so anyway, some linkage to get you through lunch

Mike at Cold Fury links to a explanation of where happy juice comes from.

Ace has an entry in the Department of Righteous Beatings catagory.

Over at Q and O, Dale looks at the concept of rationing health care, dissecting some leftard's contention that everything would be peaches and cream with socialized medicine.

Q&O also shares some funny with "Unfortunately Placed Ads"

Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Ragin' Dave at Four Right Wing Wackos, and Ed Morrissey at Captain's Quarters opine on the proposed tax increase on cigars:

"The federal government has proposed raising taxes on premium cigars.....by as much as 20,000 percent.

As part of an increase in tobacco taxes designed to pay for children's health insurance, the nickel-per-cigar tax that has ruled the industry could rise to as much as $10 per cigar."

Avoid flying JetBlue

Michelle Malkin and Ace both have posts up about JetBlue's sponsorship of the YearlyKos smelly hippie socialist siht-bastard leftard convention. You remember Kos: he's the guy who's response to the four American contractors being killed, their bodies drug through the streets and then burned and hung from a bridge in Fallujah (the first battle of ) was "Screw 'em" and implied that they deserved being killed.

As it turns out, George Soros owns a 10% share of JetBlue. See Michelle and Ace for the details.

Most ethical congress....evah!

From the Department of Redundancy Department: A million of our tax dollars at work just got earmarked to a company that no one can prove even exists. And it passed in the House. Un-fcuking-believable. And yes, John Murtha was involved. Ed Morrissey and Ragin' Dave have the scoop.

now get back to work!


16 July 2007

Monday Update

it's been Monday all day

so anyway, back to the salt mine for another fun filled week of excitement. A few links to get you through lunch, or that two hour conference call that you have this afternoon....

Ed Morrissey links to an interesting article comparing and contrasting how New York and Los Angeles address the prevention of terrorism. Ed's comments can be found here.

McQ of Q and O fame breaks down a report on global tax rates and their effect on the global economy. He also has a post up dissecting Diane Sawyer's interview of John "Silky Pony" Edwards. Just imagine Diane Sawyer talking to John "Silky Pony" Edwards. Now there's a combination that can produce some weapons grade stupid.

And our old friend Steve H. Graham at Hog on Ice stops talking about his vegetable garden long enough to point out the lunacy of the enviro-nuts. If you have no time for garden talk, skip down to the phrase "GLOBAL WARMING HURRICANE" and roll from there. A taste:

Here is a disturbing, if irrelevant, bit of envirolunacy. Did you know the cost of food is going up because of ethanol? It's true. Ethanol does not work and will never work, because it's a temperamental fuel and we will never be able to grow enough of it to feed a significant portion of our engines and power plants. That's a simple fact, proven long ago. Even if the technical problems with alcohol were solved, we just don't have enough acreage to generate it. But corn is politically cute, so we're paying people to grow corn for fuel. As a result, corn for human and animal consumption is getting scarce and pricey. Cows eat corn, so now milk is going to be expensive. Nice work, earth-crunchies. Thanks to your insane desire to promote a worthless fuel with no potential, people are going to have a harder time feeding their families. Even beer is getting expensive. Apparently corn is displacing barley. That's just sick.

We'll have words again soon

15 July 2007

WeekEnd UpDate

so anyway, all the preparations have been made for Sunday's twin-brokered cook-out party thingy (it's a long story). Except for the siht that has to be done at the last minute. It's just fcuking wrong to set the alarm clock for 6:45 AM on a Sunday, but I digress...

Ace is up to his usual stuff with a couple of posts.

First up, I wonder what he was searching for when he found this. Searching for Starbuck's secret recipe, perhaps?

Second, he has a link to the inner workings of a Taliban training camp. (As an aside, here's a vid of a graduate of a training camp. I have a sudden urge to start singing show tunes)

Damn, if that's what the Taliban has to offer, I'll take them on with just the siht I have laying around within arms reach. I mean, I move with all the style and grace of a grand piano falling down a flight of stairs, only I move at glacial speeds. He's "Taliban" so he probably has the real deal Kalishnikov hardware, but I'd take this guy on with just my SKS and my Norinco Tokorev 9mm (a Chinese copy of a Soviet design, like that doesn't just scream quality).

Of course, I reserve the right to bring my three friends: Ruger, Sturm, and Company; I can give you a magnum of 357 reasons why I don't leave home without it.

Ed Morrissey is in a snarky mood today as he blogs on the latest OBL video. In Maybe He's Only Mostly Dead, Ed uses the phrase "thermal equilibrium" to describe al-Zarqawi; considering Capt. Ed's reserved nature, it is snarky, indeed. I like it.

Finally, Jon over at the superlative Q and O links to Peggy Noonan's recent post, American Grit. Do go read, soonest.


13 July 2007

Friday at last

and not a moment too soon

so anyway, Cold Fury shines the light on "A Little Reality", putting things into perspective.

Ragin' Dave has opened up a fresh six pack of righteous indignation with regard to immigration policy and al Quaeda and has a joke to tell. Preach it, Brother!

Scott Ott of Scrappleface fame makes some funny of his own here and here.

And finally, Ed Morrissey of Captain's Quarters has a post up at Heading Right on congress trying to hamstring General Petraeus in Iraq.

04 July 2007

04 July 2007

Happy Birthday, America!

so anyway, I had decided that I'd post the text of The Declaration of Independence, but I see that Ace (Slublog posting at Ace's place, actually) beat me to it. A taste, with emphasis added:
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and surpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Why, Yes. I am in a revolutionary mood. Why do you ask? Can you say "Comprehensive Immigration Reform"? We narrowly avoided unzipping our collective fly on that one. The incomparable Mark Steyn coined a phrase recently, "No legislation without explanation!", as per his usual, he's spot on.
Elsewhere, James "Bucket" Lileks sums up today's state of affairs as only he can, and Ragin' "I gots an apostrophe!" Dave of Four Right Wing Wackos fame lays on the significance (dammit, Dave! Where's the P-link?).
I could go on and on with the links to the relevant posts out there. I'll leave you with this: See Also: Blogroll.
Happy Birthday, America!