Friday, January 29, 2010

Shabbat Shalom

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Challenger -- Rest In Peace, Starship Toopers

Today is a day for mourning and remembering. Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. We know we share this pain with all of the people of our country. This is truly a national loss.
I've always had great faith in and respect for our space program. And what happened today does nothing to diminish it. We don't hide our space program. We don't keep secrets and cover things up. We do it all up front and in public. That's the way freedom is, and we wouldn't change it for a minute.
For the families of the seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of this tragedy. But we feel the loss, and we're thinking about you so very much. Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, "Give me a challenge, and I'll meet it with joy." They had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths. They wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."
-- Ronald Wilson Reagan

The History Place

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State of The Pathos

Your President:
It lives on in the 8-year-old boy in Louisiana, who just sent me his allowance and asked if I would give it to the people of Haiti.
My friend DH:
It lives on in the young boy who sent me his tears for the people of Haiti to drink ...


For The First Time In My Life

For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud to play American bingo.
And this ain't no church basement bingo.
T, over at Time Flies, graciously shares State Of The Union Bingo

Have your daubers ready.
Chris Matthews Enemy Camp Bingo Daubers:

First Lady 'Chelle Bingo Dauber -- with bonus bobblehead:

Please participate in Mr. Obama's Scott Brown Renewed Focus on the Economy by
ordering your daubers here and here.

ObamaQuackery: Do Not Resuscitate

Asked and answered.
Is ObamaCare Dead?
The prescient and nearly always perfect
Jennifer Rubin over at Contentions
gives us the quotable medical diagonosis of the day:
The jig is up. ObamaCare is dead.
That's a soothing tonic.
In related Obama Administration medical news:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thug Luv -- Chicago Style

Just saying.

Him Talk Pretty Soon

Old friend DH and I back'n'forth some on FaceBook, mostly using the message function rather than wall posting. Some days it's political stuff, stuff I'd love to post but too many FB friends are Hopeychangers and KoolAid drinkers so why rile 'em up or tamper with their fragilities by posting truth? Nobody wins.
Today DH and I have been goofing on the upcoming SOTU/STFU speech and just seven (7) minutes ago I received the following Chicago updatery from DH in the locker room:
Re: W2
"I go to a gym here on the south side every day at lunch. It's a very integrated neighborhood and it's mostly me and the old black guys at noon so the locker room sounds like a south side barber shop.  Lot's of unfounded opinions really loud.  Today after one of the guys declared that Daley was going to lose next time ... but declined taking any of my money on the bet ... we started throwing around who could beat him. The ideas ranged from Oprah to Rahm Emanuel. I ventured that Obama might need a job soon and the consensus was "that liar couldn't win in Chicago" by now. And those were brothers. Really."
More reports, please, Sir.
Feed Your ADHA courtesy of The Wisdom Of Soloman.
Thanks, Soloman.

HillBuzz -- Obamite Thuggery

The fellas at HillBuzz, longtime Hillary afficianados, Hot For Hillary, they used to say, lately Mrs. Todd Palin fans, and at least one time even praisers of George and Laura Bush, have been having some intensified trouble in Chicago -- directly related to their support for Scott (H. McAwsome) Brown in Massachusetts.
These guys are gay. Yeah it's relevant to mention that. Still.
That affectional preference is irrelevant to the big picture, to be sure, not so irrelevant to their current story.
Obama thugs -- why do I repeat myself? -- are coming after the HillBuzz men full time:
Without getting into the ugly details and specifics, because we’re trying to cling to some semblance of privacy and a personal life here, we were warned two weeks ago to discontinue our support for Republican candidate Scott Brown or suffer consequences for backing him, at the expense of Martha Coakley. We were told, point blank, by Democrats in Chicago that people on the Left had “had enough with (us), and were going to come after (us), in a big way” if we didn’t stop rallying the troops for Scott Brown’s win over Coakley. We were given the ultimatum: either drop our support for Brown and the Left would leave us alone, or continue speaking out on Hottie McAwesome’s behalf and “just see what happens”.

Well, never let it be said that a hot and awesome guy needed help and we just sat there and did nothing, especially not when we felt America itself was at stake with what’s been going on in the Senate lately.
We told you previously that a main reason we aggressively backed Brown for the Senate seat was because of the way Democrats conducted themselves in the week before Christmas.
Read it all at HillBuzz.

Once again we're seeing courage on the homefront, this time in BoysTown.
Donate here.
That could be a more useful donation than one to the RNCC. Dunno.
I know they're focused on self preservation for the moment, but when will the HillBuzz fellas notice that Marco Rubio is hottish too. Just saying.
HillBuzz and Boystown also mentioned previously by Contento here.
Today's HillBuzz news VIA: The Other McCain, among other places.
Cynthia Yockey here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm Sorry -- Brenda Lee -- Jill "Dorsalfin" Dorson Skank Apology

Why I Regret Voting For "President" Obama
By Jill Dorson, Foolbitch
I am a registered Independent. I voted for Barack Obama. And for that, I am sorry.

Don't bother to read the whore whole thing here.

Sorry folks -- or, as sorry as is Jillbama -- but the name-calling seems to be contageous.
Sorry, but I'm a bit weary of these fools.
Sorry, but hope is for chumps.
Sorry, hopin' ain't copin'.
Fools are as fools vote, Jill, sorry to point that out.
CB, over at Another Black Conservative, while rejecting the apology, calls sorry apolotrix Dorson a Hope Dope.

Sorry 'bout your small business going under, Jill. Better luck next time.

Mrs. Todd Palin.
Morning After Update: Moe Lane, more the gentleman than I, responds to Jillbama. (H/T Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cagney and Lacey

I'm not a big fan of Burn Notice, but yeah, I like it, and if I had more TV time I'd watch it more often. It meets my single criterion for a possible viewing: good selection of guns.
Caught the latest episode Saturday morning at about 3 a.m.
Always like the Miami setting, and Michael Westin's clothes -- but he does need to switch up those sun glasses this year.
Sharon Gless as his mom is good fun.
Funny how unwatchable she was as an annoying pflag -- but I repeat myself -- mom in Queer As Folk but what she's doing here is working. Plus she smokes cigarettes. Alot.
The only reason I mention any of this is that in the latest episode, "A Dark Road," Tyne Daly also shows up.
That's Gless and Daly.
Cagney and Lacey.

Emmy to the casting crew of this show this week for putting those two back together. What a sweet treat to see these dames playing off of each other again.
That's some TV magic.
Spin off time.
Note to USA Network: Give Gless and Daly a new show, their own show. Guns unnecessary.

Mugged By Ultrasound

The Corner on National Review Online

'Mugged by Ultrasound' [Ed Whelan]
On this anniversary of the Supreme Court’s atrocious decision in Roe v. Wade, I’d like to highlight this interesting Weekly Standard article, “Mugged by Ultrasound,” by David Daleiden and Jon A. Shields. The article discusses how “advances in ultrasound imaging and abortion procedures have forced [abortion] providers ever closer to the nub of their work,” causing emotional distress that has led to numerous defections to the pro-life cause. Some excerpts:
When [abortionist Lisa Harris] herself was 18 weeks pregnant, [she] performed a D&E abortion on an 18-week-old fetus. Harris felt her own child kick precisely at the moment that she ripped a fetal leg off with her forceps:

“Instantly, tears were streaming from my eyes — without me — meaning my conscious brain — even being aware of what was going on. I felt as if my response had come entirely from my body, bypassing my usual cognitive processing completely. A message seemed to travel from my hand and my uterus to my tear ducts. It was an overwhelming feeling — a brutally visceral response — heartfelt and unmediated by my training or my feminist pro-choice politics. It was one of the more raw moments in my life.…” [Harris remains in the abortion business.]

One of the first doctors to change his allegiance was Paul Jarrett, who quit after only 23 abortions. His turning point came in 1974, when he performed an abortion on a fetus at 14 weeks’ gestation: “As I brought out the rib cage, I looked and saw a tiny, beating heart,” he would recall. “And when I found the head of the baby, I looked squarely in the face of another human being — a human being that I just killed.” . . .

Kathy Sparks is another convert formerly responsible for disposing of fetal remains, this time at an Illinois abortion clinic. Her account of the experience that led her to exit the abortion industry (taken from the Pro-Life Action League website in 2004) reads in part:

“The baby’s bones were far too developed to rip them up with [the doctor’s] curette, so he had to pull the baby out with forceps. He brought out three or four major pieces. .  .  . I took the baby to the clean up room, I set him down and I began weeping uncontrollably. .  .  . I cried and cried. This little face was perfectly formed.”

As Daleiden and Shields sum it up:
This handful of stories is representative of many more. In fact, with the exception of communism, we can think of few other movements from which so many activists have defected to the opposition. Nonetheless, the vast majority of clinic workers remain committed to the pro-choice cause. Perhaps some of those who stay behind are haunted by their work. Most, however, find a way to cope with the dissonance.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bush, Reginald -- Fleur de Lis -- Triple Feature

Friday Night Beef Cake.
Sister asked me for this.
Only occasionally can I say nope.
So, here it is.
What's not to like?
In a reverse Rule 5 Sunday way.
Now, el pleaso, I gotta go work on the Buffalo Wings marinade for Sunday..
And: Go Saints.

Pre-season Fantasy Fleur-de-lei  -- Fantasy Ball

Shabbat Shalom -- Scott Brown Stands With Israel

Added [Senator Scott] Brown, “I will never vote ‘present’ when it comes to the war on terror. We should all be able to agree that terrorist attacks that deliberately target innocent civilian life are reprehensible and ought to be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East, and we should stand by her side in times of peril.”

H/T and read the whole thing at Kennedyseat dot com

Famous Plagiarists Dot Com

So this morning the young scholar-athlete is standing next to me signing a form and I ask
“Are you forging your dad’s signature there?”
Without missing a beat he says
“No. I need a different pen for that.”
Grabbing another pen, he goes on about his work -- then he holds up the form and says
“What do you think? Quality?”
And sure enough there is his signature followed by his dad’s.
Top of the form: Academic Integrity and English.

Good thing I nevah evah cheated in my entire life so I can be really righteously appalled by his ethic. And while that's a little off, that forgery thing, it's not quite cheating-cheating. And this week of all weeks I'm thinking, if Rev. Dr. King can skirt the truth, so can we all.

Too bad we all cannot be as courageous as was Rev. King.
Academic Integrity schmacademic integrity.

Final three (3) words: Joe Biden.

Assume The Position -- Mako Snark

O-Whopper's surely submissive -- not that there's anything wrong with that -- in a sad, Beagle-child, sullen, Sully/PTown way.
But 'splain to me please just how is not-man, like a god, O-Whopper fit, then -- bowing and scraping and bowing all about the world like he do -- how is he fit to be Commander in Chief?

See more great stuff at Mako Snark
Big C/T -- Crown Tip -- and thanks -- to Squire Smitty over at The Other McCain now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Put Some Ice On It

I'm working extra hard today so I can't do a minute-by minute but there's some good stuff on Excellence In Broadcasting today.
El R-bo broadcast the most festive EIB Party, evah, commencing with a twin spin:
James Brown I Feel Good
Chic: Good Times
Hit those links and hit the office floor and make your groove thing groove like in the olden days.
Mister Lucifer Limbaugh also said,
This is for you, Mary Jo.
This is for you, Robert Bork.
Only two of the most obvious victims of Theodore Kennedy -- who is still dead, by the way.

In another el musical interlude, Maha R brought back that old favorite by Carlo Ponte:
Happy Feet.
Good to hear that old EIB Golden Oldie again, ain't it. Ain't it?

Rush also advised those hurtin' Dems: Put Some Ice On It
Me? Back to the grindstone now.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Racking Up The Patsies -- Patrick Kennedy

According to Politico:
The congenitally stupid and historically illiterate son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (Drunkard - Mass.) says a Republican victory in the race for his father's Senate seat is a sign that the American public is out for "blood."

As election returns came in Tuesday night, Rep. Patrick "Patsie" Kennedy (Moron-R.I.) said in typical liberal bigot-speak it's clear that voters wanted “a whipping boy” for all the lost jobs and foreclosed homes.

“It’s like in Roman times, they’d be trotted out to the coliseum and the lions would be brought out,” Kennedy told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday night. “I mean, they’re wanting blood and they’re not getting it so they want to protest, and, you know, you can’t blame them. But frankly, the fact is we inherited this mess and it’s becoming ours."
Whiney whiners still blaming Bush.
Do these people ever shut the hell up?

Family Values -- Tea Party Division

Senator Scott Brown and his family.
Tea Party Party, Mass.
Lispy Barney Frank, you're next.

Monday, January 18, 2010

He-Man Senator Kerry Squeals

Powderpuff Kerry, still scared of Girl Governor Mrs. Todd Palin.
Kerry Warns of "Dangerous Atmosphere" Around Brown Rallies 

Daniel Foster - The Corner on NRO

Spandex and lycra afficianado Sen. John Kerry (Gigolo, Mass.) thinks Scott Brown’s rallies in the Bay State are “reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin’s 2008 campaign rallies,” the Boston Globe is reporting.

Fairy Kerry says Brown supporters have engaged in “bullying and intimidation tactics” in the past few days and suggests that some of them may even be from out of state. (Would the senator rather keep the race local?)

“I'm no stranger to hard fought campaigns, particularly as a loser, but what we've seen in the past few days is way over the line and reminiscent of the dangerous atmosphere of Sarah Palin's 2008 campaign rallies. This is not how democracy works in Massachusetts,” Kerry said in a written statement Monday.
How does democracy work in Massachusetts? Let's ask Mary Jo Kopechne.
Kerry served in Viet Nam, you know.
No word on where the ketchup heiress was while Mr. Limpit Kerry tattled on Brown, who needs no spandex.
Read it all here.

Showers Of Blessing -- Bay State Division

"At the breath of God's mouth the waters flow. Spring seems far off, impossible, but it is coming."
-- K. Norris

I'm quoting above from memory, so who knows what she really said, but in her book Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Kathleen Norris gives us several many vignettes which she calls weather reports. That's from one of them.

Today I'm looking at the California rain in my back yard, checking out the winter blooms there by my fence, wanting to thumb through Norris's book to read again her weather reports, but I keep Dakota on my desk at work, not here at home, and all the while the undercurrent of my day is not so much the Reverend Doctor King, or this quiet day set aside in memory of his courage, nah, the focus of my day it is more a low-level but full-time consideration of the the choice that the people of Masachussets -- gosh that's hard to spell -- will make tomorrow.

God bless America.
God Bless Scott Brown and his family.
God bless the people of Massachusetts.
May Spring come tomorrow.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Shabbat Shalom -- Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa: I remember it as insanely humid and stinky stink stinky and it was walking distance to Tel Aviv and hitching distance to Jerusalem and my Israeli/Jew/Arab neighborhood of choice. There was a guy cooling off his horse in the water at the beach and the coffee was strong and the beer cold. I wanted to stay longer and I want to go back.

What'sHerName vs The Butt-Naked Guy

Plus, he looks okay nekkid.

Via NRO/The Corner

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead

Listening to the most excellent Dennis Miller show with guest Ted Nugent who's speaking of spending last year teaching his grandchildren the necessary lessons of turning edible critters into bite-sized portions -- now that's some green hopey changey change to believe in -- and telling us he's back on the road this year with the tour named
Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead.

Looking for t-shirts now.
Apparently TTW/HTD is a timely policy for many.

Dennis says he's looking for the Ted Nugent / Taylor Swift duet.
Ted says "I'm looking for that too."
Dirty old men.
Just saying.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Arctic Fox to Fox

Governor Mrs. Todd Palin to join Fox News

From Fox News:

“The former Alaska governor, whose book, Going Rogue: An American Life, became a bestseller weeks before it was released and remains No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list, has signed a multi-year deal to offer her political commentary and analysis across all Fox News platforms, including Fox Business Channel, and Fox News Radio.
She will also participate in special event political programming for Fox Broadcasting.

"I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It's wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news," Palin said in a written release......”

Big Journalism covers the Palin story here.

a) I may start watching that television device again now.
b) God is good.
c) That's some fair'n'balanced hopey-changey to believe in, you betcha.
d) Set your TiVo to MSNBC tonight to witness Olberman's big puddin'head explode implode.

I'm Feelin' Safer, How 'Bout You?

Hat Tip to Jonah's Mom

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sharia Festiva -- Dearborn A-rabs 2009

Big surprisy. coming-outta-nowhere, coinkidinky coincidence that the socially isolated and jihad-inept daddy's boy Pantybomber Farouk Abdulmutallab was soaring toward occupied Dearborn when he torched his own smallish Muslim testicles, his self-inflicted smoky castration leaving the Detroit gene pool -- already alarmingly poor (Marshall Mathers) by any objective standard -- now poorer by one potential Islamoscrotum sperm-factory for Allah.
Young richee rich Farouk mightta found a welcoming home in Dearbornistan.
At least until we get serious about what's putrid in our midst.

Those were some brave Christians with the cameras.

For your consideration:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Richard John Neuhaus, 1936–2009


Reposted from last year

Requiescat In Pace

Richard John Neuhaus, 1936–2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 10:15 AM 

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus slipped away today, January 8, shortly before 10 o’clock at the age of seventy-two. He never recovered from the weakness that sent him to the hospital the day after Christmas, caused by a series of side effects from the cancer he was suffering. He lost consciousness Tuesday evening after a collapse in his heart rate, and the next day, in the company of friends, he died.
Me? This ain't about me. But since we're talking about me what the heck. I always enjoy Father Neuhous' Public Square stuff in First Things. And he responded -- quickly, personally and wittily-- to a note I once sent him from San Diego. I'll get back to you if I can dig out that letter he sent me.
Rest in Peace, Father.
May Light Perpetual shine upon you.
Update update: Nice round-up in Sunday's (1/11/09) NRO. Yeah, you'll probably have to scroll down.
Update: One of the few things the NYTimes still does well -- an obituary.

Shabbat Shalom

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

PantyBomber and Pantywaist President

Up in Canada, at the Globe and Mail, Margaret Wente mans up:
Ours must be the first society in history that has tried to stop the killers by imposing collective punishment on ourselves.

How did we arrive at this absurd impasse? Because of our elaborately overdeveloped concern for human rights, combined with our towering fear of the hurt feelings of Muslims. If everyone is equal, then differential treatment must be raaaaacist, which is why we have decided that your grandma from Moose Jaw gets the same pat-down as a devout young male Muslim from Nigeria who did a recent stint at a religious school in Yemen.

Neither Barack Obama nor anybody else in authority is willing to state the plain and simple facts: that Islamism is on the rise worldwide, that the vast majority of terrorists who attack the West are young Muslim men, that such young men are a demographic time bomb in the Islamic world, that no security system can ever stop them all. Instead of telling us to hold our bladders, maybe they should start to tell the truth...
Read it all here.
Where was it Saber Point sent me yesterday? Oh, yeah:
The Religion of Peace (and a big stack of dead bodies)
Trooth in advertising is refreshing.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mass Stud Scott Brown Is No Gerry Studds

Scott Brown closes gap in Massachusetts Senate Race

Scott Brown is now a prominent public servant (he currently serves as Massachusetts State Senator for Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex counties), it is perhaps less well known there that Brown had a mostly nude photo-shoot himself while at law school. Brown was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine as an outgoing 3L, and used the proceeds from sale of the photographs to help defray the costs of law school tuition.

Almost as fine as father of six RSMcCain in his Speedos. Just Saying.

Senate Campaign:
Contribute here.

Eat your hearts out Barney Fag Frank and Gerry Studds.
I used ta look good too, but I ain't posting the proof.
Big tip'o'the hat to the fellas at HillBuzz

Update Wednesday a.m.
Is it some kinda Freudian thing when the hithertofore perfect Jennifer Rubin names Scott Brown "Peter" Brown over in Contentions?
As for Peter Brown in Massachusetts, he must be thinking tonight that perhaps there is something afoot, the beginnings of a fundamental shift in the political landscape.

I kinda prefer Johnson Brown.
Anecdotal Update from KayJayLow at the Corner Wednesday afternoon.
After reading many positive posts about Scott Brown on The Corner, I thought I'd stop by one of his regional campaign offices and pick up a lawn sign. Wow, was I blown away by how packed the place was with volunteers and activity. In fact, there were a number of folks there who had also stopped by and we had to wait in line just to get a lawn sign. This is at 2pm on a weekday when most of Brown's supporters are likely at work. This weekend will be nuts, I'm sure.
The beefcake pics probably helped. Dunno.

Family Values Backed Up With Firearms

News from the Northern Interior.
Wisconsin State Journal: Armed mom breaks up daughter's relationship, cops say:
On Monday afternoon, Plummer, 37, and several relatives went to an apartment in the 1900 block of Cameron Drive to take Plummer’s 18-year-old daughter away from an unwelcome and unnamed 18-year-old chedderhead boyfriend, according to a statement prepared by Madison police officer Mike Hanson.
This would work for ensnared enamored sons, too.

As Shelley Winters, in Bloody Mama, would advise: Say it with bullets.

VIA John Derbyshire in The Corner
Perhaps we're not doomed, afterall.

Monday, January 4, 2010

72 Biker Virgins From Hell

Currently moving up my Netflix list:
Virgins From Hell
A chaste all-girl biker gang vows vengeance on the drug lord that did them wrong in this kinky Asian exploitation film. The gang goes after Mr. Tiger [Woods?] for selling drugs to kids, but instead, he gains the upper hand and holds the biker chicks captive, using them as guinea pigs in his aphrodisiac experiments conducted with the help of his sadistic lesbian [redundant?] associate. But Mr. Tiger [Woods?] soon learns he's no match for the virginal vigilantes.

Enjoyed By Netflix Members Who Also Enjoyed:
The Wedding Banquet
The Betrayal
The Machine Girl
Bacchanales Sexuelles
The Fearless Vampire Killers
You'll have to look those up yourselves.

Not sure if these are the same kinda virgins promised to the Muwahhidun religion of peace jihad thugs, but hopin' so. Thinkin' these pure gals'll know what to do to drooling idiot bombers in stinking bearded Paradise.

And hey, just kidding about the redundant thing, ladies.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I Own The World -- Bestest Raaaaacist Image of the New Year -- Thus Farly Anyways

Thanks, I Own The World.
Yeah, yeah I know.
That's gotta be photoshopped.
Just how do I know?
He ain't done a day's honest work in his affirmative actioned life.
It do be funny tho, ain't it? Heh.
My garbage man sanitation guy does more positive, successful community organizing in one week than that conning half-Kenyan-half-Kansan half-American fraud has ever done.

Friday, January 1, 2010