Wednesday, February 28, 2007

the hiatus made more real

I hate to do this in the middle of a news cycle but since these events tend to run together there will be a long break. Read my archives.

Essentially I will be taking from Thursday to Saturday to attend the Conservative Action Political Conference.

Tonight I will be traveling to DC with a bus-full of College Republicans.

Immediately afterwards I will be flying to Florida to spend "Spring Break" (I don't actually have one, but I will be taking the trip regardless) serving with and as part of the college ministry of my church.

I have never yet ended the Hiatus of this blog, especially not officially and I will do so, if my plans and hopes come to bear, quite shortly, within three weeks. The effective hiatus will be most strong in the coming ten days as I will spend the DC trip and the Florida trip bereft of the Internet.

When I return I will be quite busy; after certain events and tasks are accomplished then we may see the end of the Hiatus, both effectively and officially.

Who wants to pray for my employment... that it starts again?

Only from the Left Is Life So Meaningless

After Vice President Cheney was in relatively close proximity to a suicide/homicide bomber's attack yesterday, one could find a short internet phenomenon in the Huffington Post's menagerie of leftists claiming much anti-patriotism in the name of patriotism and a large disregard for the American VP's life. These people are treasonous bastards. Moving on, here is one example. The poor spelling is not my fault.
Sypathy for the Devil.

Suddam Hussein attempted to assassinate former president George H.W. Bush in April 1993. George W. Bush mentioned this along with WMDs and other assorted reasons for needed to go to war with Iraq.

Turn the page.

Suicide bombers penetrate security in an attempt to kill VP Dick Cheney at a US military base in Afganistan. The Taliban claim responsibility, but we will soon learn of highly publicized evidence they were working on direct orders from Iran.

Same warmongering excuses, different day.

By: paxinterra on February 27, 2007 at 10:42am
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"paxinterra" has what I would see as a nonexistent phase of patriotism and loyalty. The fact of the matter is that if any attempt on the life of any American President is made, be that POTUS Democrat or Republican, sitting or former, then certainly that attempt is a license of serious ass-kicking.

A true patriot knows this.

Only a know-nothing troglodyte would just wave it off as "an attempt", "an excuse" for something else, and as something benign and insignificant.

Never mind the wasted energy on speculation that the American executive branch will fabricate a foreign plot for the simple purposes of warmongering.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rush MySpace Bulletin - Analysis

Date: Feb 26, 2007 7:17 PM
Subject Analysis

Well, a while or so back, AP cooked up an "analysis" of military casualties in Iraq. Now, they determined that small towns in America have been hardest hit -- suffering almost half of all casualties. These towns, of course, are isolated, mired-in-helplessness, poverty-stricken mud-holes where unsuspecting yutes escape their misery by signing up for military service... only to have Bush send them off to die in Iraq. As John Kerry said (that great visionary): If they were smarter, or had better options, they wouldn't be stuck in Iraq.

Well, now we have another analysis cooked up by AP. They report that a decade after welfare reform became law, the welfare state is bigger than ever. According to AP: "Nearly one in six people rely on some form of public assistance, a larger share than at any time since the government started measuring two decades ago."

Actually, the number of people getting cash handouts has "plummeted" since welfare reform, but government programs like Medicaid, food stamps, disability benefits -- they've all exploded terribly. AP says this proves the evil welfare reform bill, which heartless Republicans forced President Clinton to sign, didn't really work.

Let me, as always, offer the real analysis. More people are off welfare and working. Welfare reform is a huge success. Now, if the AP wants to argue that next we should reform government entitlements like Medicaid, food stamps, and disability benefits... bring it on! Conservatism works every time it's tried!

Rush MySpace Bulletin - Own Defeat!

Date: Feb 24, 2007 8:52 AM
Subject Own Defeat!

Last week -- while the Drive-By Media focused on the circus hearings over Anna Nicole Smith's body -- Zubair Ahmed and Khaleel Ahmed, both in their 20s, both American citizens, were indicted by a Cleveland grand jury. The charge: conspiring to "kill or maim persons in locations outside of the United States... including US armed forces personnel serving in Iraq."

The two Ahmeds are accused of recruiting terrorists, finding training sites, raising money, and researching IEDs -- all to help other terrorists attack our troops in Iraq. Yes: they were doing it inside the United States.

Meanwhile, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Dingy Harry Reid has plans. He and other Democrat leaders want to take back the authorization Congress gave President Bush to wage war on terrorists. Democrats say, now, that the authorization is "too broad" and it's "antiquated."

Meanwhile, Democrat House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi is in a snit. She's irate about Vice President Cheney's truthful observation that Democrats' anti-war stance is playing into the hands of Al-Qaeda. She fumed that Cheney attacked her patriotism. Not backing down, my hero Dick Cheney explained it's not her patriotism in question, it's her silly/stupid judgment. (He didn't say that; those are my words. He said, "it's her judgment." I added the exciting words.)

Meanwhile, in Iraq, the terrorists are unleashing "dirty bombs," using chlorine and propane gas. You doubt they'd use them here, if they could? Or dirty nukes? If you do, follow your elected Democrat leaders, take ownership of defeat in Iraq along with them, put your head in the sand, and just wait: more dead American bodies here will eventually prove you wrong

Rush MySpace Bulletin - Dim Bulbs

Date: Feb 22, 2007 7:09 PM
Subject Dim Bulbs

Swedish retailer IKEA has targeted American consumers for re-education.

IKEA provides -- they provide them -- 70 million plastic bags every year to its US shoppers, el freebo. But now IKEA is scolding you for taking them! IKEA spokesperson Mona Astra Liss criticizes "the average American family of four" for throwing away "1,500 single-use polyethylene bags, which [don't] degrade for 1,000 years; less than 1 percent are recycled." You idiots! So Ikea's bag giveaway will stop. Says Mona Astra: "Our objective is to get [Americans] to really think about the impact of the bags which are strangling the--" Well, you're giving them away! What the hell is this!

From now on, you stupid American environmental destroyers are going to have to pay a nickel a bag for the honor of shopping at IKEA outlets -- and that's just Step One. Next, after you dolts get your minds right, IKEA will ban the bags altogether and you'll have to bring your own cloth bags if you want to shop there. When that blessed day arrives, fragile Mother Erf -- now choking on 100 billion American plastic bags yearly in her landfills -- will flourish!

Oh, by the way, the "18-Seconds Movement" is growing, folks. That's a campaign to make you idiots replace your planet-destroying incandescent light bulbs with "erf-friendly" compact fluorescents. (18 seconds is the average time it takes to change a lightbulb.) The Energy Department, the EPA, Yahoo, and Wal-Mart are joining forces with wacko light bulb activists to shame you into changing your bulbs.

18 seconds to change a light bulb? I thought that's what staff are for.

Rush MySpace Bulletin - Foot First!

Date: Feb 21, 2007 7:04 PM
Subject Foot First!

Well, two "open-mouth, insert-foot" items for you today.

Item One: Senator Hillary Rodham-Rodham, the presumptive Democrat frontrunner. Speaking in a historic black neighborhood in Florida, she lambasted President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act, as doing too little to help minorities. She then acknowledged that she's still searching for ways to raise minority students' test scores.

Now, when she was Arkansas First Lady, Mrs. Clinton overhauled that state's education program -- and the state promptly sank to near-dead-last in the nation. Her husband had eight years -- had eight years -- in the White House; his only educational achievement was an oral lesson with the intern. Under President Bush, test scores are actually up for minorities. Yet she complains? With no plan in mind? This is supposed to be the smartest woman in America?

Item Number Two: The newly elected Democrat Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland, recently said that he didn't want to accommodate any Iraqi refugees in his state because that would "bail out" President Bush. He's offered a clarification: "I am sympathetic to the plight of the innocent Iraqi people who have fled that country...However, I would not want to ask Ohioans to accept a greater burden than they already have borne for the Bush Administration's failed policies."

So Governor Strickland's "clarification" is just as bigoted and devoid of compassion, mean-spirited, and politically jaundiced as his original remarks. But why should we expect anything more than prepubescent thinking, or open hostility of Bush and the Iraqi people? I mean, Democrats have nothing to offer this country but hate, anyway.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Celebrity Comedians Seem to Know Shite

Horatio Sanz reports that Iraq would be better off, in fact ideal with a brutal dictator in power: "Instead day after day, regular folks that wanted student loans or car loans , or just needed a break , are wasting the best years of their lives ducking car bombs." Apparently people can just have a normal, free existence that we can identify with before a war occurs.

I shouldn't have to explain what's wrong with this idiotic idea set. I probably do.

I'll do it later.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok (the audio)

This only the song that comes in the song form, heard often on the radio, and not the music video which actually uses a genuinely different mix with a genuine different order in terms of intro, first verse, and chorus.

I'm torn on which is better. Do not look at the slideshow playing in the background.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

From Enterprise to Camelot

Star Trek clips with a famous Monty Python song overtop


As described on YouTube:
Added February 14, 2007
From fujitsusan
This scene is from the movie Top Secret! starring Val Kilmer and Lucy Gutteridge. It was directed by Jim Abrahams and the Zucker brothers - the guys behind Airplane! and the Police Squad! series (they like exclamation marks). It's really quite good! :-)
I just think it's funny.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Treacher's mix and match

I don't know what it is, and I never will with dial-up.

Rush MySpace Bulletins

Date: Feb 2, 2007 7:46 PM
Subject Post This

You know, one of the many amenities afforded to terrorist-guests at Club Gitmo is a news board set up in the recreation facility. That's where Club Gitmo clients learned about the election of the first Muslim-American to Congress. Now, according to military officials, even non-"pro-American" news stories are posted to give detainees wide-ranging views.

An attorney for one of the guests complained, though. And last week a news report about Saddam Hussein's execution was removed -- or censored -- from the news board, as was an Arabic-language poster illustrating Saddam's capture. The poster, it was decided, "appeared insensitive" and didn't belong in the rec area.

According to Joshua Dratel, the attorney behind this hubbub, after detainees were shown pictures of Saddam's hanging, they believed the military was trying to "ground [them] into submission with the prospect of their execution."

Now, I don't know who gave the order to take down the Saddam news stories -- and I'm certainly not going to rag the military commanders at Club Gitmo who have to deal with this endless parade of human debris on a daily basis.

But I will say this: I do not give a rat's rear end if the terrorists at Club Gitmo are uncomfortable in the recreation area looking at news reports, pictures, or posters of Saddam Hussein being captured or hanged! He was the poster child of evil! If evidence of his hanging intimidates some of these terrorists -- well, then I say: "Put up even more posters!"

Date: Feb 5, 2007 7:34 PM
Subject Leadership!

Well, as soon as the Bush budget plan was unveiled -- which is 2.9 trillion dollars of your money being taxed -- Democrats began howling over your tax cuts. Now, these aren't new tax cuts, by the way; they're the cuts that many Democrats voted for during Bush's first term -- and they have b.i.-itched about ever since.

Senate Budget Committee Chairman, North Dakota Democrat Kent Conrad, argues that [the] tax cuts will "cost" the government $2 trillion in "lost revenue" over seven years if they're made permanent. He claims "all the forecasts"-- this is... I can't continue with this update! That is just absurd!

Let me try to relate this to what Democrats are saying about Iraq. The dozen or so announced presidential candidates? They're all over the map! Some want us to surrender to the terrorists by 2007; others by 2008. Hillary Clinton, after first telling us that she would resent it if the war wasn't over by the '08 elections, now says if the war isn't over by then she's just gonna snap her fingers -- snap! -- and end it herself (probably by staring at it so it would quit).

But didn't we already have elections? Didn't Democrats win? So what's all this whining? The Democrats hold the power of the federal purse in their little grubby hands; they're in charge of legislation! Now, if the Democrats hate the Bush tax cuts -- legislate tax increases! If Democrats hate the war -- de-fund it!... instead of wasting time on worthless, 'nonbinding' resolutions.

Come on, you guys; grow a pair. I mean, show us that you have the onions to lead -- not just talk. That's what leadership's all about. Anybody can talk; look at me!

Date: Feb 6, 2007 9:27 PM
Subject Let Him Starve!

Well, an African-American professor at one of America's most prestigious universities has resorted to drastic action. For two years James Sherley, a stem-cell scientist and MIT professor, has been fighting the decision of his department head to deny him tenure.

This week, the 254-pound professor went on a hunger strike. He had two bowls of Chex cereal, then parked himself in front of the provost's office -- accompanied by 25 supporters. "I'm not actually doing this to get tenured," he said. "I'm doing this for the reason that I wasn't tenured -- which is racism -- and I want this institution to admit that that['s] the problem and make plans to do something about it."

On the surface, it might appear that the professor has a gripe. Last September, he was awarded a prestigious $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

But before we jump to conclusions and assume this liberal bastion of higher learning is run by racists -- there's another possibility. You see my friends, Professor Sherley, a scientist of standing, works with adult stem cells. He refuses to work with embryonic stem cells because he believes that is taking life.

Now, one thing about pointy-headed libs, my friends: they may tolerate some racial diversity, but when it comes to tolerance for people who act on their convictions about life? Forget it. They'd rather let good old Professor Sherley starve to death than give him tenure. And besides, don't forget: according to liberals, starving produces a state of euphoria, anyway -- so he's actually going to have a great time as he starves!

Date: Feb 8, 2007 4:57 PM
Subject Fouled Out

You're at a high school girls basketball game and you realize no cheerleaders are present. What to do? Make federal case out of it.

Rosie Pudish, whose daughter played for Johnson City High School in New York, filed a discrimination complaint with the US Department of Education, arguing that the lack of cheerleaders violated Title IX -- the law enforcing gender equality in school sports.

Ms. Pudish, an accountant with the federal government, whined: "It sends the wrong message that girls are second-class athletes and don't deserve the school spirit, that they're just little girls playing silly games and the real athletes are the boys."

Education bureaucrats quivered in their shorts -- and promptly issued a ruling: Cheerleaders must cheer at both girls and boys games, like it or not. And most of them don't like it. At one New York high school, over half of the 30 girls who signed up for the cheerleading squad quit when told they'd be cheering for girls, too.

Fast-forward to results. Dozens of schools have stopped sending cheerleaders to away games so they can meet their cheerleading mandate at girls and boys games. In California, a group of phys-ed teachers are demanding cheerleaders attend girls' and boys' games "in the same number, and with equal enthusiasm." (I guess it must possible to measure "enthusiasm," although I've heard some cheerleaders "fake it.")

Final score: One for diversity; one for offended basketball moms; common sense, fouled out. Again.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Mitt Romney versus Ted Kennedy

Who is more left-wing liberal?

The answer may surprise you.

I guess they have more in common than just wanting to be President.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tyra Banks is such a hypocrite

Besides my oldest belief that supermodels should be seen and not heard... the amount of clothing worn is irrelevent to the adage... when they talk they shouldn't be harping on about the horrible tendency in this world of judging people by their looks.

Supermodels, even if Tyra Banks was actually just a normal model, make millions of dollars because we judged them on their looks and Tyra Banks was hot.

Now she's fat. What do I mean by fat? I mean her additional pounds look unflattering on her. I mean that she was making millions for looking hot now that she's failed to meet those high standards she shouldn't be upset that people are still judging her. Even if it were not the fatness, there are women who at 161b lbs are attractive. There are plenty of attractive women with various shapes and sizes and Tyra Banks was attractive at one size and is not attractive at the larger size.

Most importantly, for all of her "in defense of people with pounds" speechy self-righteousness, I think it's accurate to say that she lost weight in between the fat photos and her appearance on this show, deliberately starving herself down just so she can say "I'm not really that fat" just before her "so what if I am?"

I pulled this stuff, including the YouTube video, from Jackie Danicki's entry on the Blowing Smoke the movie weblog. She said it best and excerpted Todd in just the right way. As unpleasent as all of this is it is most profound.

This would be like Michael Jordan complaining that the spirit of competition is ruining sports.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Landmark Legal Foundation Nominates Rush Limbaugh for 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

    LEESBURG, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landmark Legal
Foundation today nominated nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush
Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Limbaugh, whose daily radio show is heard by more than 20 million
people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the
world, was nominated for the prestigious award for his "nearly two decades
of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all
humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin.
These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout
the world," said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.
"Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in
the world today," explained Levin. "Everyday he gives voice to the values
of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal
application of the rule of law -- and it is fitting that the Nobel
Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful
world for future generations."
The Nobel Peace Prize, which is given by a committee of the Norwegian
Storting (the Norwegian Parliament), was created by inventor Alfred Nobel
in his will in 1896 to be given to the individual or organization who
"shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations,
for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding of
peace congresses." The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 to Henry
Dunant and Frederic Passy.
Should Limbaugh become the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, he will
receive the Nobel Peace Prize medal and a cash award of $10 million
Norwegian Kroner (approximately $1.6 million). The prize would be presented
at a ceremony in the Oslo City Hall presided over by King Harald V and
Queen Sonja of Norway on December 10, 2007, the anniversary of Alfred
Nobel's death. As the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, Limbaugh would deliver
the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture at that ceremony.
Founded in 1976, Landmark Legal Foundation is the leading conservative
public interest law firm in the United States. Rush Limbaugh serves as an
unpaid member of Landmark's Board of Advisors.
February 1, 2007
Professor Ole Danbolt Mjos
Norwegian Nobel Institute
Henrik Ibsens Gate 51
Oslo, Norway

Dear Dr. Mjos:
Landmark Legal Foundation herewith submits the name of Rush Limbaugh as
an unsolicited nomination for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
We are offering this nomination for Mr. Limbaugh's nearly two decades
of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all
mankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. We
fervently believe that these are the only real cornerstones of just and
lasting peace throughout the world.
Rush Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host in the
United States and one of the most popular broadcasters in the world. His
daily radio show is heard on more than 600 radio stations in the United
States and around the world. For 18 years he has used his show to become
the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today.
Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual
opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law -- and it is
fitting the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a
truly peaceful world for future generations.
Thank you for your thoughtful and serious consideration of this
nomination. Should you require additional information, please don't
hesitate to contact me.

Mark R. Levin

SOURCE Landmark Legal Foundation