Sunday, September 12, 2010

Turn your audio on

Breitbart to release 'interesting'
audio of Capitol Hill politician

Boned Jello
You’re going to hear interesting audio that’s going to come out this week, and it involves a certain member of Congress leaving a voicemail one should never leave asking for money of a person who could she help and vice versa," said Mr. Breitbart.“She is a known quantity and a respected person who has been granted  a lot of respect and I think knowing people here, it is going to be very surprising that she would be behaving this way.

Mr. Breitbart is only giving out so much information about the identity of the member of Congress right now, but he cites House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's famous quote about running the "most ethical and honest Congress in history."
Breitbart is very capable of releasing this teaser, knowing that there's an FBI wiretap on (name).  Thought makes me grin.  Hell, the whole thing makes me grin. :)  Here's money that says that she, whoever it is, will be from the Bay Area.  Boxer?  Pelosi? Maxine?

Purging RINO Poseurs


Mike Castle - RINO MOFO
As Mike Castle's chief advocate, Mr. Ross has trashed Republican candidates, beliefs and principles, and shown a complete lack of character or integrity.  He is a walking disaster who has brought irreparable harm to the Republican Party. [full]
Ross's crimes against huamanity


GOVERNMENT MOTORS CEO GETS $9 MILLION PAY PACKAGE...'Unpaid pay czar' got 6-figure salary...

Getting Rid of Cockroaches

OBAMA THEN - Whether it's government or the financial system, we're not going to be able to do what is needed to be done to stabilize our financial system if the American people read about this type of outrageous behavior," a presidential spokesman said.

Later, Mr Obama added that the bonuses were "the height of irresponsibility" and " shameful."

Christopher Hitchins - First Words

First words uttered post 9/11 era

A Nancy with coiffed hair

Hey, I know this game!
John Boehner (R-Ohio) acknowledged Sunday that he would support allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest Americans in exchange for extending the cuts for those making less than $250,000 a year.
The game is called "Go Along; Get Along."  I guess Boehner won that round!  Sheesh.

 Strategically, it is always a terrible idea for Republicans to accede to raising taxes; any tax, under any pretext.  Tactically, this shows that Boehner has no feel at all for the driving force that will likely make him Speaker.  Teapartiers, which include independents, and some democrats,  are fed up with everything about this administration, and this congress. Class warfare is, if not dead, dormant for this election cycle.  What did Boehner gain with this meaningless gesture? What did he lose?  We need a Tom DeLay running this show; instead we get some Nancy with coiffed hair.

I just saw this New York Times piece, where they too call this a "tax cut"

House G.O.P. Leader Signals He’s Open to Obama Tax Cut

Let's see.  Obama will raise taxes by virtue of undoing a prior tax cut,  but by exempting some of the victims, his media mouthpieces can then signal tax cut!  Recall this Simpson's dialogue, from the episode where Lisa is president.

Lisa: If I'm going to bail the country out, I'll have to raise taxes, but in my speech I'd like to avoid calling it a, "painful emergency tax."

Milhouse: What about, "colossal salary grab."

Lisa: See, that has the same problem. We need to soften
the blow.

Milhouse: Well, if you just want to out-and-out lie ... [Lisa
doesn't object] Okay, we could call it a, "temporary refund adjustment."

Lisa: I love it.

Lost and Find

I think I need one of those TV remote
finders too. Where the hell is that thing? 

You can tell, she knows where they are

ESPN Douchebag


confiscated from football (euro) fans

I want to congratulate Teresa for engineering, through concerted thought, JMU's stunning upset of Virginia Tech yesterday.  I want to thank Jodi for any role she may have had in Alabama vanquishing Penn State (grrrrr).  I was rooting for the ACC team playing in Columbus yesterday, but your Buckeyes are real Alear.  And,  the last time the Terps scored 62 points in a game was in 1975 against Virginia (I was there).  Yesterday's game against Morgan State allowed Maryland to equal all of last year's wins at 2.  With the score 55-3, it also elicited from the ESPN  game announcer, name unknown, this priceless observation after Morgen forced a Terp punt.

You have to hand it to the Bears;  this game could have turned into a rout. Maryland could easily have 70 points.

Living The Dream of Father


I was skimming through the speech and I sat up and took notice when I saw these words:

    Against that backdrop Obama spoke forcefully.

    “The highest honor we can pay those we lost, indeed our greatest weapon in this ongoing war, is to do what our adversaries fear the most,” the president said.

An empty suit
Aha!, I thought. We got a long list of things we are not going to do…now we’re going to get a statement from our leader about what it is we will do. What’s going to make us great, here. Even better, how we’re going to pay honor to the deceased. So what’s this wonderful thing we’re going to do, Mister President?

    “To stay true to who we are, as Americans; to renew our sense of common purpose; to say that we define the character of our country, and we will not let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are.”


 -  House of Eratosthenes "What We’re Not Gonna Do"
Yes, Obama is an empty suit; a man who I believe would be far more comfortable driving a Soviet T-34 tank down Main Street,  than making nice to the American people. We have to play this out, however.  The only truthful and heartfelt words I've ever heard from this guy are on those You Tube videos that captured his thoughts before someone decided to script him as president. You know, the ones where he talks about fixing the courts; changing America.  He meant that stuff.  He's living the dream. 

City Lights

Just for fun

Perhaps the greatest argument ever for free market economies, over what is now known as Obamanomics, is this iconic picture of North and South Korea as seen from space.  The video is presented only because it's fun to watch, however, and has no political undertones except any you see on your own.

Boned Jello

Padora's Box

We built them too tall is the reason

Mad Mad Men
Saatchi & Saatchi France
Boned Jello
Every year, at least one advertiser somewhere in the world is guaranteed to exploit the 9/11 attacks with a tasteless ad.

French newspaper Courrier International gets the “honor” this year with an ad suggesting that we could have avoided 9/11 if we’d simply built the twin towers a bit shorter. The ad shows two jets flying over a substantially shorter World Trade Center along with the headline, “Learn to anticipate.”
[I hate the media, and so do I]

Up close and personal

What I Saw:
Notes Made on September 11, 2001
from Brooklyn Heights

[What follows is a slightly edited transcript of what I saw and how I felt on the 11th of September, 2001 from Brooklyn Heights in New York City. On that day I was posting to a West Coast Computer Conferencing system known as The Well. As a result, even though I was writing from Brooklyn Heights directly across the river from the Towers, the time stamp reflects PST. Real time is +3 hours.]

Tue 11 Sep 01 08:07

and this

Kinder Controlled

Nice Porche 356