Monday, January 29, 2007

Bush Killed Kenny!

Kenny is of course the animated South Park character who meets an unfortunate demise by the end of each episode. The Michigan Daily has reported that a “9/11 truther” group was belittled at the Michigan Union by the university’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. The student group stood outside the door of the “truthers” meeting wearing tin-foil hats and chanting inanities such as “Bush Causes Cancer” and the ever popular “Bush Killed Kenny!” Popular Mechanics debunked these “truther” folks two years ago.

Hat Tip: Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Pelosi Blinked “TORTURE” in Morse Code during SOTU

Inspired by the exploits of Rear Adm. Jeremiah Denton (ret.), Speaker Pelosi blinked a Morse Code version of the word “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” while listening to the President’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately whenever the President spoke of “victory in Iraq” Speaker Pelosi was seen furiously blinking the word “H-E-L-P!” in Morse Code. Many today do not know of Adm. Denton and his fight against the Vietcong sadists who held him prisoner. Denton was pulled out of his hole one day, cleaned up and forced to appear in a communist propaganda film in which he stated that he and his fellow prisoners were being treated humanely; while speaking to the camera Denton blinked the word “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code.

Also see this disgraceful Democratic reaction to Denton’s heroics. Remember, they support the troops, yeh, right.

Disclosure: I have met Adm. Denton; he taught part of a week-long class on torture (part of an Intro. To Psychology requirement) at Spring Hill College while I was a freshman there.

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Democrats Can't Stand Up For Sitting Down

During the State of the Union I commented on the fact that the Democrats refused to stand and applaud when the President mentioned "victory in Iraq" in Do the Democrats Even Want to Win? It was a truly disgraceful spectacle. Well I wasn't the only one to notice that the delusional couldn't get off of their "ample backsides." Lorie Byrd of Wizbang and Examiner fame also noticed it; her Examiner article includes this tidbit from one military blogger, "(o)ne milblogger wrote that he was disappointed that so many 'sat silent on a call to victory in Iraq, yet stood in ovation at the call to support the troops.' He continued, 'If this is how you support us, please, just stop.'"

Indeed, stop and blow it out of those ample backsides, please!

Mucho thanks to Elvis Costello for the inspiration on the title; it is of course from his song I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down).

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

the Walk Out of the State of the Union

The coverage on FOX was great, they showed Bush's entire walk out of the chamber and turned up the sound during the last few minutes, it was fascinating. It is always strange to watch adults ask for autographs but Bush has long been happy to oblige. The fascinating part was watching his interaction with the congressmen; celibrity is so important that some very liberal Democrats looked like enthralled school girls. Rep. Denis Kucinich (D-Oh.) got two chances to shake Bush's hand, I think that Bush asked him, "Dennis, are you coming at me from both the laft and the right?" Bush and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL.) had some sort of good natured banter back and forth, some of it seemed to involve Jesse Jackson Sr.As they got out of the chamber into the hallway Bush spoke briefly to Russ Feingold (D-Wi.) who seemed to quickly back off when he realized that there were television cameras taping the scene. I have heard that Feingold is a pretty good guy so his first instincts are probably to be nice to people, especially other nice people. Bush Derangement Syndrome can be a sad thing to watch.

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Who's Next, Coach Ditka?

OK, it is pretty cool what that guy did in the NYC subway but come on it is a State of the Union speech not US Magazine.

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Do the Democrats Even Want to Win?

Bush just said that America should win; the Republicans were at least sharp enough to stand up and cheer (those clowns should've lept to their feet!), the Democrats on the other hand; well a few of them stood up but most of them sat on their collective ample backsides.

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State of the Union & Nancy Pelosi

Bush is speaking about terrorism and Speaker Pelosi looks, shall I say, a little uncomfortable. If she was speaking I would assume that she was lying; or does she always look like she is lying? When somebody blinks as often as the Speaker of the House currently is I simply assume that the person speaking is not on the level. Maybe "shifty" is a better description.

Update: It looks like Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs also noticed the feverish blinking.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bears Colts

Just got back from the great Bears win. The Colts? Hah, Go Bears

Friday, January 19, 2007

Obama on Mid-East: Let Them Eat Falafels!

Since he announced an “exploratory committee” for the Democratic Presidential nomination our local journalists have been pushing the theme that Senator Obama will officially announce his candidacy in Springfield, Illinois just days before Lincoln’s birthday in order to tie Obama to the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln has long been known as the “Great Emancipator” due to his dogged determination to end slavery in the United States. Senator Obama on the other hand has had ample chance to stand up for the freedoms and liberties of others; instead of grabbing that chance or simply demurring on the issue Senator Obama has chosen to stand steadfastly against any chance for the people of the Mid-East to experience the thrill of liberty. Obama’s supporters have even bragged that the Senator’s “let them eat falafels” moment came while he was still an Illinois State Senator.

The Senator has announced his committee during the week of the anniversary of the inauguration of another charismatic Democratic politician, President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy’s inaugural address was one of the great speeches of the twentieth century and one in which Kennedy threw down a moral gauntlet while stating “that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” The past forty-six years have seen the Democratic Party completely abandon that strong moral stand; whether it manifested itself in the refutation of the legacy of the late Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson (D-Wa.) or making Congressman Zell Miller (D-Ga.) into some sort of apostate the Democratic Party will no longer stand up for the freedoms of others. This immoral stand flies in the face of centuries in which mankind has gained personal liberty in the face of tyranny, the refusal to help others is quite simply a disgrace. In his wonderful inaugural speech President Kennedy reminded us that “each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.” The President was discussing the need for Americans to help others gain liberty because we have been given liberty by the actions of others. Senator Obama, like nearly all of the members of his party will not pay any price, bear any burden nor meet any hardship in order to help others gain freedom; unless the dispossessed are coming to the United States to cut their lawns. In short any comparisons of Senator Obama and President Lincoln are hysterical in all senses of the word.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Democrats on Free Speech: Stick It! Bloggers to Senate: Drop Dead!

Senator Harry Reid has introduced a bill to restrict “lobbying” by citizens; specifically those of us who blog on politics. The Democrats want to “register” those pesky bloggers who dare to use our 1st Amendment rights of free speech. Not only do the Democrats refuse to pay any price at all or bear any burden whatsoever in the cause of liberty they are now lining up with the world’s tyrants, again. Senator McCain should also answer to this fascist nonsense, after all, this is just another step in his campaign finance ‘reform’ nonsense. To those who would support this bill I must paraphrase the infamous 1976 headline from the NY post Bloggers to Senate: Drop Dead!
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Who Stole JFK’s Party?

On January 20, 1961 then newly elected US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy made his infamous inaugural speech, one of the great speeches of the twentieth century. Despite the previous evening’s heavy snowfall the ceremony went ahead as scheduled with Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court administering the oath of office and poet Robert Frost reciting one of his poems, “the Gift Outright” (1942). Frost had written another poem for the occasion, “Dedication” but as an 87 year old man he could not read the typed page in the bright post-snow sun, so the great poet recited a wonderful poem that he knew by heart.

Kennedy’s inaugural address is sometimes referred to as the “Ask Not” Speech due to one of its memorable lines, “(a)sk not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” I grew up in an Irish Catholic household that always contained at least one image of Jack Kennedy in a prominent place so although I didn’t watch the speech live I am very familiar with it; in addition to reading the speech numerous times I own a vinyl record version of it. Now thanks to the miracles of Al Gore’s internet you can watch a 15 minute C-Span video of the event, and I do suggest watching it.

Kennedy’s inaugural speech is a moral tour de force; he expected much from Americans and believed that he would see the best. Kennedy also saw the moral necessity of spreading freedom, he rhetorically threw down a gauntlet when he stated:
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

He was a man who had experienced war first hand and the speech shows that although he abhorred war he also understood the necessity of war in order spread or insure liberty.

When I turned 18 I registered as a Democrat here in Illinois, not only was that what 18 year-olds do but that was my family affiliation and of course the Kennedy image in the living room. I had some idea that I was registering as a member of a party that understood the practical and moral strengths of freedom. Kennedy wasn’t alone, there was once a group of Democrats sometimes referred to as Scoop Jackson Democrats in honor of the late Washington Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson. Interestingly many of the current conservative boogey men, the dreaded “neo-cons” are sometimes referred to as Scoop Jackson Republicans. Indeed some of the more prominent ones even worked for Jackson, including Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith. The early Reagan years convinced me that Democratic Party was quickly moving past me to the left, they would not bear any burden or pay any price to help anybody. While he was still in Congress Georgia Democrat Zell Miller voiced some of the same concerns. Congressman Miller made himself an apostate in the eyes of many Democrats with this speech at the 2004 Republican Convention. It is sad that some of the most imaginative people in this nation have often chosen to side with the tyrants, actively and otherwise.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Barack Obama Thongs?

Now I have heard everything. I have been commenting for some time now about the local Democratic women and their attraction to Senator Barack Obama (D-IL); they want to have sex with him. Chicago Sun Times Washington DC bureau reporter Lynn Sweet practically drools over the poor guy on a semi-weekly basis. Well the Sun Times has out done themselves this morning; they have a picture of an “Obama thong” in the printed version. I kid you not; Cafépress has a huge line of thongs including more than one-hundred Obama thongs. I especially like the “Obama I’m An Mama” thong, for the less eloquent supporter.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Democratic Congressman Kagan: Just Another Child

Freshman US Congressman Steve Kagan (D-Wi.) sounds like the perfect fit for today’s Democratic Party, a pompous nut. He insists that he actually introduces himself as “Dr. Millionaire”; you just can’t make up that kind of asinine moniker. While campaigning on the Oneida Nation in his district last year he described the reservation’s time zone as “Injun Time”, a racial slur that the press apparently missed. Gee I wonder why that happened? Any ways, back to “Dr. Millionaire”; he claims that while at a White House reception during Freshman Orientation he insulted Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and both of the Bush’s, all in one evening. Hey chief, were Donald Rumsfeld and the Bush girls not there? He made the claim while speaking to a group of local Wisconsin nut jobs who had gone to protest (or something) at his office. The story can be found on the sidebar of this article. The story includes Kagan’s bizarre tale of confronting Rove in a White House bathroom, blocking the bathroom door and refusing to allow Rove’s exit. If true Kagan is just another Democratic boor, my guess however is that Dr. Nut Job has made this story up in order to impress his cheesehead constituents.

Hat Tip: Drudge

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Attack on US Embassy

In Athens, the story is here. No word yet on casualties.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Egypt to America: Give Us Your Sirhan Sirhans

As is so often the case the Gateway Pundit has the story; this time of the Egyptian magazine that is featuring a cover of George Bush being lynched. The magazine is also asking Americans to assassinate George Bush, unless we are “murderers, thieves, invaders, occupiers, liars, and racists among you, or to those who have undertaken to serve as agents of Israel.” I am surprised that the editorial staff of that magazine believes that there are any other kinds of Americans, on the other hand they sound a lot like the Kos Kidz.

The title refers to this Sirhan Sirhan who was convicted of murdering then Presidential candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan also stole millions of Democratic Primary votes with his shots.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Oh, Sandy - You Came and You Took Without Asking

Sung to the tune of Barry Manilow's 1974 schmaltzy top-40 hit "Mandy" this ode to Sandy Berger makes some sense. To see some more of this parody and others from Bill Bennett's "Sandy Berger Lies" musical parody contest see this Power Line post; the prize is $1,000.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

"Pay as You Go" for Social Security!

If the Democrats think that “Pay as You Go” is such a great idea they should try it out on Social Security. We taxpayers would receive a rebate check each month (actually witholding payments or quarterly estimated payments would be lower) and Congress would have to wrestle with the true budget. The charade of using “retirement savings” to fund operating expenses would be over. They would also have to make hard choices involving taxation and spending. Taxes would need to be raised pretty dramatically (politically difficult at best) in order to keep all of their precious programs operating; in other words they would actually have to choose between another extension of the Robert C. Byrd Memorial Highway (or the “Bridge to Nowhere”) and infrastructure that is actually needed. They would also need to make hard choices concerning who and what gets subsidized in our nation.

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Schumacher Buys Shelby Cobra

Recently retired seven-time World Champion Ferrari Formula One driver Michael Schumacher has just gone out and bought himself a 1967 Mk II Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster. The Autoblog has commented that Enzo Ferrari, known as “Il Commendatore would not have liked this one bit.” Mr. Ferrari had a personal battle with Henry Ford II that took place on the world’s GT circuits and was sparked by Ferraris’ cancellation of a deal to sell Ferrari to Ford because it would take Mr. Ferrari off of the race team. Schumacher can afford it; his Wikipedia entry describes him as a billionaire.

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Power Line Hacked!

I just went over to the Powerline site and saw that they have been hacked. Somebody has replaced their posts with the name “Mitt Romney” repeated over and over again, covering every post on their main page. In addition to having a screen shot the Juneaublog makes a good point concerning damages and restitution when hacking the web site of three very bright attorneys; the discovery process alone could send one into bankruptcy. The hacking may have something to do with the Romney ad that is on the main page, it must’ve sent some moonbat over the edge.

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Berthoud Pass Avalanche - the Dangerous Stanley Path -UPDATE-

I just walked into my house, flipped on the television and saw that there has been a deadly avalanche just up the road from an very good friend of mine. She lives about 10 miles from Berthoud Pass and she does some backwoods skiing. Luckily I think that she only skis during the week in order to avoid the crowds, even in the back country. Check out this Avalanche map of the Berthoud Pass area (it is currently hard to access), if you scroll down to the bottom of the map you will find shaded area number 5, named Stanley and shaded area number 6 named Stanley Banks (Stanley Banks is centered on US Rte. 40); one of those avalanche paths appear to be where the slide occured. The red line meandering up the right side of the map is US Highway 40. The area below Stanley Banks appears to be particularly steep, the road is at 10,300 feet, the mountain drops to 9800 feet within 500 feet horizontally. My prayers go out to any of those who may be still caught under the snow and to those who are searching.

New video shows that the avalanche was in the area called the Stanley Slide Path, number 5 on the linked map. There have been reports that the two recovered cars were pushed off of the road. US highway 40 is at an elevation of about 10,150 feet when it goes through the Stanley path, the mountain drops to 9800 feet within 500 feet horizontally.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Democratic Culture of Corruption: Klan Leader is President Pro Tempore of Senate

The ethically and morally challenged Democrats have just elected the former Grand Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of the West Virginia Ku Klux Klan as the Senate Pro Tempore, the third in line of succession to the Presidency. The Democrats elected a man who just five years ago made the “insightful” distinction between “niggers” and “white niggers”. Ladies and Gentleman I give you Robert C. Byrd, Democrat, Klansman.

While debating the integration of the US Armed Forces the Klansman Byrd stated that he would "never submit to fight beneath that banner (the American flag) with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

When Byrd spoke of “the blackest specimen from the wilds" who the hell was he speaking of?

Thanks to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs

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Monday, January 01, 2007

UFO Sighted at O’Hare on Election Day

Now I’ve heard it all; a UFO was sighted above Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport during the late afternoon hours of Tuesday November 7, 2006. Normally the odd sightings on Election Day occur at the polls here in Chicago.

The story is here and here.

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