Friday, November 22, 2013

the Dark Day

It is a dark day in American history. 50 years today on November 22nd, 1963, people around the world watched in horror; for inside the Statler-Hilton Hotel in Detroit, William Clay Ford purchased the Detroit Lions for $6 million. The largest price ever paid for an NFL team at the time. It's been downhill ever since. The team that had won 3 NFL championships in the 50s would never again see anything resembling "success". Or for that matter, much anything resembling a football team.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lars Anderson Super-Archer

Lars Anderson has a technique which allows him to not only rival the best athletes in the field of archery but fictional characters, especially in terms of speed.

It is not as romantic as watching an archer pull from his quiver an arrow one by one, pull, and release just as fast but it is more credible.

H/T: Comicbookresources

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Frank Sinatra - High Hopes

Vote for Kennedy!

This sort of stuff would make today's politics more tolerable.

I don't care what the Week of Greatness is

I will say that seeing Mike Tyson calm and Evander Holyfield willing to work with the man that bit off his ear in a prize fight certainly says a lot about how much money is being paid to these guys.

The clip with Dennis Rodman seems very political and likely needs a good deal of explanation.... which I don't feel like doing right now. The other vignettes I do not immediately understand. Mashable says.
The 60-second ad flashes to a series of infamous sports decisions with alternate endings. Mike Tyson returns Evander Holyfield's ear after 16 years (and they hug it out). Brett Favre, the quarterback known for repeatedly quitting and returning to football, finally knows when to walk away. And Dennis Rodman gets a one-way ticket to North Korea.
Apparently our culture is attempting to throw Mike Tyson's alleged rape of a young woman into the memory hole.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Todd Courser wants to hunt RINOs

This was posted yesterday on the Facebook by Mr Courser
The GOP has left us....this is written to one of you who is waiting on the sidelines and yet knows its time to take the next step, so think on this, and pray on it, and lets now consider how best to take the next steps to preserve the country; and to the lesser call, retake the GOP from the progressives who have no interest in advancing conservatism, liberty, or freedom. In some districts its now time to have teams set a new operation in motion. In some cases what follows in this post is written to one of you who read and post but now its your time to step forward and be that one brave courageous man or woman who will stand in the gap for the people; we are failing as a country because we lack principled leadership that will step forward and lead selflessly, win or lose. With all of this attention on making sure these rino's stay in office, even after some of have totally sold out to the left; well in some corners of the state we are finding pockets of those who are preparing challenges of their beloved establishment incumbent. We need more teams doing just that to, at the very least, force the defense of these rinos to be spread as thin as we can and allow more of our liberty candidates to face less money per seat. Honestly we need to have the field spread on all of them who have walked away from liberty for a price; make them reinterview for the job. So please consider how your team of liberty patriots, and you for that matter, can challenge and run an insurgency campaign against those who have sold out to the left. Its time now to stop talking to them and make them beg for their seat again, just stop begging them to listen and just let them go back out and ask for their job again. Its cheap to force them thru the rigors of a primary, just file and begin to layout a way of explaining their pathetic voting records, their support of Obama agenda items, and their support of the governors progressive advancements. In some cases we just need someone to file (couple of hundred bucks) and force the establishment to defend the seat with a left voting compromised rino, just expose them. It would be great to see those who love liberty challenge on all fronts of the war on liberty and freedom. Some will do serious efforts at a campaign, and we would hope all would just do their best, but if you have called you senator or your rep more than a dozen times, without any impact to turn them from liberal advancements, and feel like they won't listen, stop speaking to them, then, well make them explain it on the campaign trail. This will require these party establishment politico's to defend unbelievable records for advancing all sorts of leftist stuff. The establishment will then need to spend 50-100k to defend a seat in the state house, and up to 100-250k to defend a senate seat. If all of the seats have to be defended, its a massive amount of money and it will send a very good message for the conservative cause. It is now time to stand for the right things, for the right reasons, and to stand in the face of the mammoth machine that is built and designed to destroy the Republic; its time to stand for liberty and freedom. So please, those of you who love liberty, make them defend their voting; then force the establishment to spread their resources and make them defend against an insurgency campaign from the liberty and freedom side of the party. If you are planning such an endeavor I would suggest it happen anywhere you find a rino who has sold out in their voting, which is most of them, but if you are planning it, do it quietly and maybe in some cases even wait till the filing deadline to give them a surprise for their summer. I would be glad, delighted in fact, to work thru how to best take such steps with all those who are willing to stand up and are now demanding more from their elected officials. Message me and let me know how I can help. For their...
To summarize my last two very long FB posts, its time to go RINO hunting!If you have a RINO in your district stop speaking/start hunting!
Small people make grandiose statements. How cute.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Generic Election

A paid Republican operative (name withheld) says about the hows and why of electoral victory or defeat.
Elections are not rocket science, nor are they magic. Most are won or lost--by both sides at all levels of the ballot--for the same reasons they have always been won or lost. And, those reasons are usually right in front of our faces--as much as, pundits, politicians, staff and Facebook armchair cynics would like to make it into something much sexier and unprecedented.
It's absolutely true. Which means that while certain actions of candidates, spokesmen, operatives, staffers, pundits, volunteers, may lead to specific reactions by and large there is no narrative lynchpin that makes one campaign so much as unique and special as to be exceptional in a historical narrative.

You do what you can, or don't do, and if it is enough, correct, sufficient, or proper, you win.  On the other hand, you lose.

Which makes it horrible to say, but if it is not one thing, it is another.  You can list a specific quote and indicate how it alienated a specific voting bloc but the simple category is "the candidate said something stupid and potential voters responded". 

What it means for the activist or the volunteer or even the paid operative (let alone consultants and lobbyists) is that there are very few situations that are absolutely so unique that one cannot predict events and determine correct courses of action. At the same time it means that elections cannot simply be crafted and formulated by introducing the correct factors, variables, and substituting "Smith" and "Jones" for "candidate" and "Conservative" or "Liberal" for "ideology".

I wish it was magic.  Although if it was Christine O'Donnell would have had her Delaware Senator race in the bag just by sacrificing a virgin and a black cat.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

fight desire

Overly simplistic description of a desired Presidential candidate?
How about we get someone who communicates conservatism, sticks it to the elites in Washington, and won't back down from a fight?!
I'm sure the description is not a simplified version of what the person wanted. The person wanted something that was too simple.

I do not want someone who is there to "stick it" to people and "fight".  I want smart policies passed, bad regulations dissolved, the tax code simplified, and a more communitarian culture strengthened, among my other hopes for the future.

Friday, November 01, 2013

what kills Americans

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans...

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Jeff Dunham on "BU Tonight" (featuring Walter)

The "BU" is apparently Boston University and the host hopefully had a different future in mind than talk show host.

The clip was uploaded October 10, 2006, which means this interview is over seven years old. Ouch.

Mark Dantonio versus Brady Hoke

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio likes and respects Michigan counterpart Brady Hoke. But just to be clear ...

"Print this," Dantonio said. "Just because you like somebody in the family doesn't mean you like the whole family."

Ain't that the truth.