Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Perry In, RINO out

 Good news from Texas.
 OldSpook  I wonder who Gov Perry will appoint to take KBH's Senate seat? Remember she promised to resign.

Good to get rid of her country club RINO ass and get someone decent in there to set up for November.

Hell, I was watching college hoops!

Who Knew?
Winter Olympics 'Perfumed Garden' Medalists

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All 40 medalists  in the Kama Sutra disciplines HERE


The “most ethical Congress in history.”

The Photo That Could Doom the Democrats

Rangel Dozin'

Dateline: The Daily Beast -

Rangel has taken care of himself as well, using rent-controlled apartments given to him by a Manhattan developer,and failing to pay income tax on a three-bedroom villa in the Dominican Republic (where he’s been pictured napping).

A Democratic source says party pollsters are picking
up rumblings that the Rangel scandal is starting to
register with the public.

To understand why the Rangel scandals are so dangerous for Democrats, you need to understand something about midterm landslides: They’re usually composed of three parts. First, the other party’s activists are highly motivated. Second, your own activists are highly unmotivated. Third, independents want to burn Washington to the ground.

There’s nothing Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi can do about the first problem. The stimulus, the bank bailouts, the auto-takeover and the health-care push have convinced large numbers of aging white people that Obama is Mao Zedong, and they’re not going to change their mind anytime soon. The best response to the second problem is to pass health-care reform and give Keith Olbermann something to get excited about. But perhaps most crucial of all is responding to problem No. 3.

Independents are the most fickle, the most cynical, and the least ideological people in the American electorate. When they’re unhappy with the state of the country, they tend to stampede the party in power—

I guess the 60-Minutes segment on Rang - what?  They didn't?  Never mind. Must be all the e-mailed stories about this corrupt Democrat  congress that's resonating.  Clip and send.

WWII Motorcycles

Déjà vu

Harley copied the BMW R71 to produce its XA model.

I'd re-up if they gave me this Harley to ride.  More WWII bikes  here.

People who can't do ...

But don't worry about medical innovation.
  "Government Innovation: A Play in Four Acts" by Mary Katherine Ham

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Mary Katharine Ham posted this beauty ... 
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  • The Senate Finance Committee's website is optimized for Netscape 4 or Internet Explorer 4.

[Netscape 4 was introduced in 1997]

  • The Secret Service's computers work only 60 percent of the time and many programs run on a 1980s-style mainframe.
  • When State Department employees complained that they couldn't download Firefox, they were told it was because of the "expense"...of the free program.

And, from the hearing on government oversight of car problems, which was meant to catch a problem like the one with Toyota's brake system:

  • Rockefeller said that federal investigators seemed to be reluctant to investigate whether vehicle electronics were to blame for problems with cars speeding out of control because it is harder to detect electronic problems.                         NHTSA “would rather focus on floor mats than microchips because they understand floor mats,” Rockefeller said.
But don't worry about medical innovation. It'll be just fine.

Yogi Bare

It sure doesn't taste like Yoga
A lot of women today turn to yoga exercise after childbirth, but it's not always easy.
Tom Mann

My History Book

Now I can be Howard Zinn

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First a predicate.  Here's a passage about our nation's founding from Howard Zinn's  A People’s History of the United States.
Around 1776, certain important people in the English colonies made a discovery that would prove enormously useful for the next two hundred years. They found that by creating a nation, a symbol, a legal unity called the United States, they could take over land, profits, and political power from the favorites of the British Empire. In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.

When we look at the American Revolution this way, it was a work of genius, and the Founding Fathers deserve the awed tribute they have received over the centuries. They created the most effective system of national control devised in modern times, and showed future generations of leaders the advantages of combining paternalism with command.
Pretty cool, huh?  Those crafty white dead men  devised a perfect system for keeping us people ("proletariat," in the vernacular) oppressed.  You get the drift.  Things go downhill from there.  But, here's what I wanted to show you, those who don't already know about Wikibooks
You’ve heard of Wikipedia, but do you know Wikibooks? It’s in the same easy-to-use interface, but a totally different concept. Wikibooks is a community that was made to create a free online library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Just one click can get you a plethora of information you never thought even existed or let you become an expert in a subject you’ve always wanted to know.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Yes, but unfortunately Zinn's book is not one open for editing at Wikibooks.  There is a paper, Are there any socialist thinkers close to anarchism?  that focuses on Zinn, but I want to do my own alternative People's History of the United States.  I've begun the chapter on the Clinton era.  Here's what I have so far.

January 20, 1993. It was a cold and dreary day when a magnificent lying cocksucker raised his right hand and ....

More after I have a grilled cheese sammich.  I like the beginning though, always the hardest part.

Y'arrr. I be a Medved crazie

Taking Mr. Medved for a walk here boss

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I like Michael Medved a lot, and Lord knows he's a whole lot smarter than I.  But.  I think he got a little carried away with this  "deranged radicals crap" (60 second clip, I'll wait). 

In speaking my mind here, I know I reflect what some of the crazies he referred to also think.  Which is, the threat, nay, the duty, to rebel against tyrannical government is legitimate.  Successful revolt would necessarily require sizable support from those "uniformed heroes" he accuses us of wanting to fire on.  And that in turn means the threat must be clear and dangerous.  JFC, we are the cops and the military,  not underground anarchists  like Obama's Weathermen pals. Are the "Oath Keepers" fringe?

To take Medved seriously in this, is to deal away Jefferson's Tree of Liberty, just as JFK squandered the Monroe Doctrine - to our continued detriment.  I love you Mike, but you sound like you're currying favor with the left with this crap.  Blah-blah-blah.

On-line cell phone comparison

Try Phone

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 Nifty idea.  Try Phone lets you play with different cell phones (15) before you buy.   I foresee this model being replicated for dozens of consumer products. 

I Love You

In Passing

In Passing
Look at all this crap. 

That magic touch.
During his whirlwind visit to Las Vegas two weeks ago, President Barack Obama mentioned U.S. Sen. Harry Reid by name four dozen times, gave him a big hug and talked him up as if he was a long-lost brother. Result: 17% say they are now less likely to vote for Reid; 7% more likely.

Whether you love it, hate it, or have never thought about it, chances are some politician wants to ban it. "Welcome to the Nanny State Nation," says reason.TV  host Drew Carey. "Where the government minds your own business."

Algore Kills
Seven-month-old baby survives shot to chest in parents' murder-suicide pact blamed on global warming  A letter was found on a table expressing the couple's anger at the government for not responding to the environmental crisis.

The Final Straw
In Climategate: The Crutape letters we tried to avoid accusing Professor Jones of CRU and UEA of outright fraud. ... Phil Jones makes it hard to defend him anymore. On March 1st he testified before Parliament and there he argued that it was standard scientific practice to not share data.  Those who still insist on being generous with him could, I suppose, argue that he has no recollection, but in my mind he is playing with the truth and knows he is playing with the truth. [Watts Up With That?]

A plague of signatures
This is Tiger Hawk's example, but the stack closely approximates what me and the MoSup had to sign when we refinanced to save a few lousy points- with our original mortgage lender - in December.

Firefox, I'm warning you.
The next time your pop-up stopper opens 38 windows, you're dead to me.  Or any of the other quirks that are making the Internet experience a living Hell.