Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Refrigerators

sad
The falling refrigerator that killed a 33 year-old man in Milwaukee is no joke (*prays for soul*), but it did remind me of one
sad

P-51 Thrill

Today's Wonderful Treat
Pan and Zoom Inside P-51 Cockpit
The greatest fighter ever built

P-51 Mustang Pan & Zoom

I took about 10 seconds for the color to register so I guess I'll be needing a faster computer.  Madonna must be thinking, "Why didn't this technology happen 10 years ago?"
The O Club

Morning Boners

                                                       THINGS   

                                             TWO          
                                                                        to keep you
                                                                            abreast                   





Chicago is back in court over gun rights -- "Just days after Chicago's gun ban was ruled unconstitutional, the city council unanimously approved the Responsible Gun Ownership Ordinance. One of its provisions is that all Chicago residents must present a signed affidavit from a firearms instructor, saying the prospective gun owner completed a training and safety course that includes at least one hour of range time," reports The Daily Caller's Amanda Carey. "There’s just one problem. The city of Chicago bans gun ranges. The only ranges in the city are available to federal employees and police." This is called "playing games with the law."  Chicago’s ban on gun ranges challenged in court



The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers," reports the Electronic Frontier Foundation


you're welcome

Some little turd

Huh?

May I have some more?

I won't pretend to know the why and whence of this ... this -what?  If the location is San Francisco, my guess it's a pillar of salt. If the location is San Francisco, I could also say it's a sculpture called "May I have some more?"  Logic dictates, then, that whatever it is, it's from San Francisco. Oui?

The real Obama has stood up

 "when you find yourself in a deep hole,
stop digging."

The hole that Barack Obama finds himself in, while largely due to his policy positions, is also a function of his seeming out of his league, a man-child who was elected to an office he was unprepared to hold, perhaps the only candidate for president who made Sarah Palin look like an experienced and worldly statesman in comparison (and who continues to perform that remarkable feat today). [continued]
Why did I post this?  Because it conforms with my view of things and I like to share.

Heaven's Gate

The Lakin Affaire

Crucible of a Hero
(American Affaire Dreyfus)

The American Dreyfus Affaire
Terry Lakin Affair

Oh, I'm sorry. Reading this American Thinker essay about Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, by Richard Kantro (Émile Zola?) so reminded me of France's  Dreyfus Affaire that I slipped into the vernacular.  You know the story. In 1894 Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young French artillery officer, was convicted of treason and sent to Devil's Island. But evidence surfaced that the actual traitor was French Army major Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy .

However, high-ranking military officials suppressed this new evidence and Esterhazy was unanimously acquitted after the second day of his trial in military court. Instead of being exonerated, Alfred Dreyfus was further accused by the Army on the basis of false documents fabricated by a French counter-intelligence officer, Hubert-Joseph Henry, seeking to re-confirm Dreyfus's conviction. These fabrications were uncritically accepted by Henry's superiors 

Word of the military court's framing of Alfred Dreyfus and of an attendant cover-up began to spread largely due to J'accuse, a vehement public open letter in a Paris newspaper by writer Émile Zola, in January 1898.  .Dreyfus Affaire


France was divided into pro Dreyfus supporters called Dreyfusards, and Obama Esterhazy's anti-Dreyfusards.  Today,  Lt. Col. Terry Lakin supporters are tagged "birthers," with the establishment Obama supporters called  "fuktards." 

Given that Dr. Lakin's trial judge has barred his lawyers from even mentioning Obama's dubious claim to citizenship, he will in the end be sent to Devil's Island.  It remains to be seen whether some American Émile Zola can break the truth embargo that sets him free.  It might take a storming of the Bastille to do that job, which may be a good idea in any event.