Thursday, February 11, 2010

Great Poster

Bacchanal Blue

Boned Jello

Party guest from left to right: Tim Geithner, John Kerry, KSM, Oprah, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Axelrod, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Party Crashers #1, Rahm Emanuel, Eric Holder, Party Crashers #2, Harry Reid, John Edwards, Bluto, Andy Stern, Bill Clinton, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Barney Frank, Kevin Jennings

Statues left to right: Che Guevara, Saul Alinsky, Obama, Chairman Mao, Lenin

Go here for original where you can roll your cursor over each image for more fun,
El Jefe

Why you're fat

I think this wins
 One Pound of bacon

Tony’s BLT
One pound of fried bacon on a toasted Italian bread with lettuce, tomato and mayo.
(submitted by Downtownrobot Nic via Tony’s I-75 Restaurant)

9/11 Pics

Dramatic images of World Trade
Center collapse on 9/11 released

Tired AGW rhetoric

The Red Express

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It's hard to calculate the damage to our free society the New York Times is responsible for. Whatever curbs on the paper's Liberal political bent once existed, they've disappeared under Pinch Sulzberger's stewardship. Mention the NYT, and my mind's eye summons a steam engined train, racing across a frozen landscape, carrying an army of Bolsheviks looking for reactionaries to murder.  Really. Today John Broder used some of what's left of his employer's influence to shovel up a steaming heap of Climate-Change Debate Is Heating Up in Deep Freeze.
Skeptics of global warming are using the record-setting snows to mock those who warn of dangerous human-driven climate change — this looks more like global cooling, they taunt.

Most climate scientists respond that the ferocious storms are consistent with forecasts that a heating planet will produce more frequent and more intense weather events.

As an illustration of their point of view, the family of Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, a leading climate skeptic in Congress, built a six-foot-tall igloo on Capitol Hill and put a cardboard sign on top that read “Al Gore’s New Home.”

The extreme weather, Mr. Inhofe said by e-mail, reinforced doubts about scientists’ conclusion that global warming was “unequivocal” and most likely caused by human activity.

Nonsense, responded Joseph Romm, a climate-change expert and former Energy Department official who writes about climate issues at the liberal Center for American Progress.

Broder is selling AGW using populist political rhetoric, when hard science is called for.  Inhofe cannot be faulted for poking a stick in the eye of Progressives,still intent on trumping the Bill of Rights with legerdemain; everyone is doing it.  Rather than ridicule Inhofe, who has done more than anyone in congress to introduce science into the debate,  if Broder was interested in advancing AGW he'd take on the likes of Anthony Watts.  His blog Watts Up With That? has a global reputation for practicing good science, and blowing the whistle on the  bad.   Broder's ilk won't, because they cannot.  It's been so easy influencing the dull witted Joy Behars of the world, for so long, with phony science and Al Gore movies, that intellectual muscle is atrophied.

Disclosure:  I am not a scientist, but I had a Gilbert chemistry set when I was 9.   I have a AA battery recharger too.  And a keen smell for the odor of bullshit.

The real Palin Poll

The One Downside

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Lefty site TPM is headlining "Palin's Poll Numbers Hit Historic Lows, Even Among GOPers"  On this, the 11th day of February, 2010, who cares about Sarah Palin's  numbers?   I'd have regularly been posting stories like this, but haven't.  If I was paying attention, the  ABC/WaPost poll would not be my go-to source.  Right now, that would be Rasmussen, or PPP, because they've been accurate. Conveniently juxtaposed on the same page are TPM's Obama poll numbers.  That's what I'm talking about.

Oh, by the way, when's the last time the DNC threw some of the crap they wallow in at  Mitt Romney, or any other 2012 hopeful?  That's right. Why is that?  There's your poll result.

Boned Jello

It's a message!

Cosmic Juxtaposition
one gets ready for the Prom ...

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French nails, while ...

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The bum's rush

Citizens United Extended

The Scalia v. Stevens Smackdown
In President Obama's view, corporations are anathema.

Justice Antonin Scalia then wrote a majority concurrence solely so that he could go mano a mano with Justice Stevens. A mere three sentences in, he unloads: "The dissent attempts this demonstration, however, in splendid isolation from the text of the First Amendment."
If you watch this beauty,  you'll surely be wanting to ask Stevens about Jefferson's very clear statement about what should be "suppresed," since he's a fan.

Claim: shade won't melt.

I See The Light

Sarah's Bracelet

Hatred - The anger of the weak
Alphonse Daulet
 Saga of Sarah's Sinister Stupid Sorry-asses Spreads

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It began with an as-of-this-time unretracted post at the Yale Daily News, and the deranged Palin-haters of the left quickly ran with the story.

Crooks and Liars whined
... "To wear a bracelet that someone had to order that would clearly indicate it's a memorial bracelet for your child that's alive.Horrifying."

DailyKos simpered .... "this blatant disregard for the norms of military families, and one of the most recognizable symbols of grief, while completely unsurprising, needs to be highlighted." (Pretty rich coming from the website whose most famous sentiment on the grief of those who were lost in wartime is "Screw 'em!")

But Wait .... Can you say "Deployment Bracelet?"  [Moonbattery]

EZ Magic

In Passing

 In Passing
 I found this stuff


We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are ... Unions bash Democrats, warn of political fallout
Labor groups are furious with the Democrats they helped put in office — and are threatening to stay home this fall (blah-blah-blah) ... Ted Kennedy's seat voting against confirmation of  union thug Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board was just the latest blow, but the frustrations have been building for months.

What's today's  "telling blow” to the “arrogant global powers?
... a major German newspaper, the Süddeutschen Zeitung, reported on Thursday that Iran has developed an atomic bomb with the help of a scientist from the former Soviet Union. 

Zugzwang:  (tsktsväng) Democrats’ 2010 Dilemma
I first encountered the word Zugzwang in a 1985 New York Times Magazine column by the late William Safire.  It’s a chess term that means “compelled to move, but imperiled by doing so.” The word’s political implications are profound.
[Watch - Zugzwang is the new Zeitgeist  (tstgst, zt-)]

Biden: I’ve been really impressed with the success we've had
“I am very optimistic about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration,” Biden said.
[ASIDE: The Soviet Union invented baseball too. Or was that the "sun people?" Ahem. ]

thatawayAt first, it sounds like Taps, but it's Silenzio, composed by Nino Rossi in 1965.  Doesn't matter, this young lady plays it beautifully (H/T Tom Mann)

Sweet Tea for GOP in Alabama
According to a  Gallup poll released last week, Alabama is already the most conservative state in the union, but it's not yet conservative enough for grassroots activists like Don Odom.

Wells Fargo rejects Richfield man's 30-year-old certificates
A retired miner and rancher in southern Idaho, who found long-lost certificates of deposits estimated to be worth more than a half-million dollars, was informed by the bank holding the CDs that they aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.  Their position: Prove that we haven't already redeemed them!"

Marvel admits to 'mistake' in controversial Captain America comic
It looks like Marvel Comics' Captain America is throwing his mighty shield at the Tea Party Movement. Warner Todd Huston wrote on his Publius forum blog that the super-powered soldier who fought the Nazis in WWII observes with disdain Americans who are seemingly compared to Tea Party Movement protesters of today:

First Clip, First Dip