Monday, September 29, 2008

A greeting card for Yankees Fans

I simply couldn't resist stealing this from Center Field... It's against my nature to rub someone's nose in it, however I can't resist a cheap shot to Yankees fans... (Knowing they'd take their turns in spades given half a chance).

How the Hebrews found the Promised Land:

... and missed the oil.

Not exactly how I visualized it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

99th post

I was going to save this for my 100th post, but I just can't wait any longer to inform the world about my dinosaur fighting skills:

I could survive for 1 minute, 6 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Best Baseball Play ever

I'm a congenital Red Sox fax, but I'm also a baseball fan. I do remember this play... It was on the news... It was early in the `76 season, and as a nine year old I did not realize that the `75 series would be a high water mark for years to come... but I digress.

One flag, two creeps, and a hero:

While on the subject of baseball and heroes... Nolan Ryan. A legend and a real man. In 1993 Robin Ventura was starting his 5th year in the majors. Ryan was ending his career, after 26 years (plus a few innings in 1966)... Ryan hits Ventura, and young Robin thinks he can rush the mound.

Ryan owned Ventura:

And I just realized after all of these years... Ryan used his pitching hand. It's a wonder Ventura survived.

From Exurban League...

...another great campaign graphic that, um, graphically illustrates the campaign...

Thanks to John at ExurbanLeague.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Palinmania Returns

From Six Meat Buffet....

Visit their store, where you can order this baby:

McCain pulls a Crazy Ivan

Johnny Mac "suspends" campaigning to return to the Senate in order to work on an "Aid to Dependent Fat Cat Investment Bankers" bill. I think they're actually going to add a new title to the Social Security Act to cover this one...

Master stroke, or mark of desperation? At first blush, I think it's a mistake. Perhaps he's setting BO up to debate an empty chair?

If BO doesn't "join" him in Washington, I think McCain should go to the floor of the Senate, and ask where his "friend from Illinois is" and "his dear old friend from Delaware" is... Then he should re-introduce the bills Bush sent to Congress in 2001, 2003 and his own 2005 legislation. And get Reid and the rest of them on the record - and on CSPAN.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Michelle Malkin reports on a crew of bloggers who have smoked out an anti-Palin smear job... that MAY be connected to The One's campaign.

The main report is at The Jawa report. Read it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

What's Better?

Two renditions of 1234. But which, I ask, is better?

The original...

Or this version... with monsters?

Production values at Sesame Street have increased dramatically since my kids watched it, and exponentially since I was a kid. Comparison inspired by The Coalition of the Swilling.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Chess is cool

Chess is cool is the tag line used by a Russian Chess Grandmaster on her website. According the Telegraph, she's also a part time model and has recently won the Women's World Chess Championship.

This may explain my 10 year old son's recent interest in chess...

The Rosenbergs, A follow-up

I posted about the Rosenbergs and their co-conspirator earlier. Via Power Line, a recommendation for a piece by Ronald Radosh called Case closed: The Rosenbergs were Soviet spies.

As a learned history professor, Radosh did a far better job then my wretched piece. A sample:

With these latest events, the end has arrived for the legions of the American left wing that have argued relentlessly for more than half a century that the Rosenbergs were victims, framed by a hostile, fear-mongering U.S. government. Since the couple's trial, the left has portrayed them as martyrs for civil liberties, righteous dissenters whose chief crime was to express their constitutionally protected political beliefs.

As they say, RTWT.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Italian race driver scares crap out of wife...

Ricardo Patrese -looking every bit the retired Formula 1 kind of guy, takes his wife on a lap ... in a Honda Civic R-type. I wonder if they are still married? I saw this over at American Digest. As they advised, it starts slow but it's worth it. It made me wish I knew Italian, but I think understand what she's getting at:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

BO's 1982 ad, part 2

From scrappleface comes Obama's next 1982 advertisement. Or something:

The Pilot is a Headbanger?

So you're a Brit on vacation, and your charter airline has just gone belly-up leaving you stranded. Your return home is uncertain. Hell, if you booked your whole vacation package through XL you might be totally screwed.

Finally, arrangements are made and you get on a plane to go home... and find out that the guy up front driving... is a heavy metal guy. Not a fan, but the lead singer for Iron Maiden.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

BO... in the Bunker

From Ace, via doubleplusundead.... Comes Barack in the bunker:

Performance Art

I never thought I'd post under the heading "Performance Art". Maybe I'm the last person on the planet to see his work, but Michael Israel blows me away. And I think it counts as performance art. Two vids:

On 9-11:

On Soldiers:

Pictorgraph from Flopping Aces

From the `Nuff said department:

Leftwingers respond

Captured on tape - lefties response to McCain/Palin surge in polls:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Confession of a co-conspirator

The Rosenbergs' rear their head... from beyond the grave. From the New York Times

Figure in Rosenberg Case Admits to Soviet Spying

In 1951, Morton Sobell was tried and convicted with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on espionage charges. He served more than 18 years in Alcatraz and other federal prisons, traveled to Cuba and Vietnam after his release in 1969 and became an advocate for progressive causes.

Through it all, he maintained his innocence.

But on Thursday, Mr. Sobell, 91, dramatically reversed himself, shedding new light on a case that still fans smoldering political passions. In an interview, he admitted for the first time that he had been a Soviet spy.

And he implicated his fellow defendant Julius Rosenberg, in a conspiracy that delivered to the Soviets classified military and industrial information and what the American government described as the secret to the atomic bomb.

Of course, The Rosenberg's son get quoted:

The Rosenbergs’ younger son, Robert Meeropol, described Mr. Sobell’s confession Thursday as “powerful,” but said he wanted to hear it firsthand. “I’ve always said that was a possibility,” Mr. Meeropol said, referring to the question of his father’s guilt. “This is certainly evidence that would corroborate that possibility as a reality.”

And to this day this commie tool says what he did wasn't so bad. Surprisingly, the NYT puts the lie to his statement:

In the interview, Mr. Sobell drew a distinction between atomic espionage and the details of radar and artillery devices that he said he stole for the Russians. “What I did was simply defensive, an aircraft gun,” he said. “This was defensive. You cannot plead that what you did was only defensive stuff, but there’s a big difference between giving that and stuff that could be used to attack our country.”

(One device mentioned specifically by Mr. Sobell, however, the SCR 584 radar, is believed by military experts to have been used against American aircraft in Korea and Vietnam.)

(Emphasis mine)

We've known for sure about the Rosenbergs since the VENONA intercepts were made public. Little known fact: Julius Rosenberg's cover name was changed from ANTENNA to LIBERAL. I kid thee not.

As we learn more about the Rosenbergs, the "controversy" takes on a new narrative: Julius was the spy, but only a low level spy... And the atomic bomb secrets he communicated to the Soviet Union were nearly useless. But Ethel was railroaded by aggressive prosecutors. VENONA makes clear that Ethel was an active partner, helping with recruiting other American Communists to spy for the Soviet Union. It does not matter how or even IF the secrets passed by the Rosenbergs helped the Soviets... it's the fact that they passed secrets of any kind.

The Rosenberg's son gets the last word... and he uses it to say its not the last word:

Robert Meeropol, the Rosenbergs’ son, said that even if he were to accept Mr. Sobell’s verdict, “It’s not the end of what happened to my mother and it’s not the end of understanding what happened to due process.”

I'm going to type this slowly so he can understand this: Your daddy was a commie spy, your momma was a commie spy; they were executed for their crimes. It is sad to me that you grew up without your biological parents, but that was due to their decisions.

But there's probably no point in asking Mr. Meeropol to move on... He is firmly ensconced in the far left. I stumbled upon this reference to him ... on a poetry website:

In August 1995, Mumia came within ten days of being executed by lethal injection. He is seeking a new trial. Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, says: "Mumia is the first political prisoner in the U.S. to face execution since my parents."

And, surprise, both Robert and his older brother Michael are part of a 501(c)(3) organization - the Rosenberg Fund for Children, Inc. So if you are a political prisoner, your kids can get a Wii, or something.

Johnny Can't E-mail...

Here's BO's latest attack ad:

Can't use a computer? Can't e-mail? He's not THAT old. My dad, just a tad north of Senator McCain's age e-mails, and is quite handy on-line and using routine computer tools.

Of course, he was never tortured by the North Viet Namese...

Via Hot Air, a story from the Boston Globe from 2000 about McCain:

McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

Great job, BO.


Johnny Mc's add defending Sarah Palin.

I think they could do a series of these adds, given the 5th column attacks on Sarah`Cuda.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008

Today is 9-11.

And things seem normal. No special graphic on Google. I put the trash out for pickup like I do on every Thursday...

In an hour I'll get the kids up, then head to work.

And I don't know how I feel about that.

I know how I felt in 2001. We couldn't beat our ploughshares into swords and our pruning hooks into JDAMs fast enough to suit me. By and large I still feel that way.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


A neat story from a caller to Rush's show... He and his family met with Johnny Mac and Sarah'cuda...

Read it, and checkout the pictures.

(Stolen from SondraK)


I originally saw this video over at Powerline. A Democrat takes to the well of the House... to compare Palin to Pilate... (And check out his hair...)

Hmm. Where have we read this before?

Yet another Democratic pol getting his talking points from Kos. I'm sure this will help Congress's approval rating. Idiocy like this reminds me of a great sequence from the musical 1776: Watch the whole thing, but the first 30 seconds summarizes the feelings of many people toward our current Congress.

Of course 1776 reminds us what a Congress can achieve....


Stolen from Theo Spark's place.

Of Obama and Lipstick

There's a faux "controversy" about Obama using the phrase "you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig".

I think its pretty obvious where I stand on the election, and how I feel about BO. But this is just silly. Had Palin not made the hockey mom/pit bull joke, I don't think this would even flicker on the meter.

Here's what Obama said:

Let's just list this for a second. John McCain says he's about change, too. Except -- and so I guess his whole angle is, "Watch out, George Bush, except for economic policy, health-care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy, and Karl Rove-style politics. We're really gonna shake things up in Washington." That's not change. That's just calling some -- the same thing, something different. But you know, you can -- you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.

Here's the video... you decide:

It's ordinary campaign stuff, with a side order of the usual Obama sputter/stutter.

Lighten up people.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Red Sox play Fantasy Football

A new favorite Red Sox blog is Center Field. Texas Gal posted this video:

video courtesy of WBZ, by way of Center Field

This is just too funny. Who knew they had time to do a fantasy draft? And please go read her post. In fact, visit them often.

HuffPo Lackey has it right, sort of

Confederate Yankee has a great post "deconstructing" a HuffPo piece by Adam McKay that bemoans the coming Democratic defeat... With the headline "We're gonna frickin' Lose this Thing"

Read the HuffPo piece, then Confederate Yankee's take on it...

Content warning - McKay thinks the pending loss is because the MSM is in McCain's corner.

Yes, really.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

2008: Over before it began...

I am a congenital Patriots fan. Not a band-wagoner... Back in the day I thought Steve Grogan was a genius... But it was Tom Brady who brought the Pats to great heights... Setting the record as the only team in NFL history to go 18-1 and not win the Super Bowl.

Today the Pats won 17-10 over the Chiefs. It may be their last win. Brady has torn the ACL in his left knee... And we were all worried about the right foot....

But maybe it wasn't the ACL, but a broken heart that brought mighty Tom down.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Sarah hit a home run tonight.

She might have run the count full this past week, but she crushed the ball. McCain may have a hard time following this speech.

The measured slaps on BO were excellent.

I don't know if she'll be the first woman VEEP, but I think you just saw the first woman President.

The coming gas crisis... In Venezuela?

The ass-clown commie is striking again - Huggie Bear Chavez is nationalizing fuel distribution... So in Caracas you'll spend a mere twelve cents a gallon for gas, if you can find it:

The law gives distributors 60 days to negotiate the sale of their businesses to the government or face expropriation. It also forces distributors to sell storage tanks and gasoline pumps to Petróleos de Venezuela and to relinquish their brand names.

Congressman Luis Tascón, a former Chávez ally, said the pending legislation could cause shortages at gas stations because the government is not prepared to take full control over distribution.

The Chávez government has never raised gasoline prices and Chávez has ruled out any increase in the fixed pump price of around 12 U.S. cents per gallon, the cheapest in the world. Wholesale fuel distribution in Venezuela generally offers limited profitability because of the combination of fixed prices and high inflation.

"I'm warning the population that if this law is approved, we are going to see shortages in the short term," said Tascón, one of a handful of lawmakers who voted against the bill.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Modest Proposal - Kill the Fat People

Yes! Round them up... According to one of the authors of a letter appearing in the Lancet, they are killing the planet:

We are all becoming heavier and it is a global responsibility, Edwards said. Obesity is a key part of the big picture.

What Big Picture? Global Warming

Yes. Really. 

See the article and commentary at Watts Up with That
and note the picture used to put a human face on this tragedy... Three guesses on who they picked as the poster boy.

Who do they think they are???

Via Michelle Malkin, here's a Power Line post on the "high road" taken by protesters at the Repub's convention.

They are going after Cub Scouts now. Creeps.

Update: Fixed the title....

Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm ready for my fatwa now

I know I stole the title for this post... but if you watch this video, you'll see why:

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Two Flags for Sister Sarah

Here's a still from a video from Alaskan podcast called, strangely enough, Alaska Podshow:

The two flags? Look at the window behind Palin. Yep, an Israeli flag. The other flag, hanging proudly in the middle, is a Service Flag. Back in the day, families would display a flag with a blue star for each family member serving. If a family member was killed, a gold star was used to cover the blue one. Let's hope that Gov Vice President Palin's flag continues to feature a blue star.

And here's the whole vid:

Hat tip to Mere Rhetoric

From MILF to PILF to... GILF?

Sarah Palin will be (God willing) a grandmother.

In a word. Holy Shit.

See Michelle Malkin's work on the subject

Balancing Act

This picture is from John McCain's daughter Heather's blog... she subtitled it "Balancing Blackberry and baby"... A pretty good metaphor.

True Grit, 2008 edition

This graphic comes by way of Power Line: