Monday, June 27, 2011

Emma Watson, Badly Framed

Emma Watson Framed. Badly.

This however is simply bad engineering

What will it do?

A Just Brilliant Car!
With all the Top Gear I'm watching, this from leelu (I think) really hit home.

A question often asked of someone with a new car is "what will it do?"

The answer is usually something like "zero to 60 in 5.3  seconds," or something along those lines.

Well, here's the brand new 2011  Ferrari "458 Italia"   First, here's what it looks like:

And this is what it will do (roll)

Look Who’s Buying Up Flood Ravaged Farm Land

Look Who’s Buying Up Flood Ravaged Farm Land

Ann Barnhardt
Two HUGE intel leads in my email box this morning from way-back contacts that I’ve had for years, that are actually somewhat connected concepts.

1. File this one under “Now It All Makes Sense”. A Missouri farming and ranching contact just got off a conference call wherein he was informed that the federal government is sending out letters to all of the flooded out farmers in the Missouri River flood plain and bottoms notifying them that the Army Corps of Engineers will offer to BUY THEIR LAND.

Intentionally flood massive acreage of highly productive farmground. Destroy people’s communities and homes. Catch them while they are desperate and afraid and then swoop in and buy the ground cheap. Those evil sons of bitches.

2. Speaking of evil sons of bitches, George Soros appears to be “investing” in farmground through the same puppet company that he used to get into the grain elevator and fertilizer business. The company is called Ospraie Capital Management and is buying up farmground in a joint venture with Teays River Investments as a partner. Here is that announcement:

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Three Pricks in a Tub

The American Heritage Rivers story was a hot topic on Free Republic ca. 1997.  Unfortunately, like so much of the posts  I thought were there forever,  these too have all but disappeared from the archives.   This is all that's left.

"In 1997 when then President Bill Clinton announced the American Heritage Rivers Initiative. This Presidential Proclamation which many lawmakers called unconstitutional brought 10 of America’s major rivers under Federal control and was later expanded to 14. Many saw this move by the President as a way for his administration to expedite the provisions of the 1992 United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity Treaty which the United States Senate refused to ratify. ...  but if memory serves me this initiative gives the federal government control over such things as construction allowed along the river itself, population density...

I remember that it had United Nations ties, and wtf was Clinton doing giving the UN dominion over US proppity?  What brought this to mind was the e-mail from Justin Credible that linked Ann Ann Barnhardt's  (who has goddess status here)  Look Who’s Buying Up Flood Ravaged Farm Land.   

The Agenda 21 video belongs in the discussion.  This is all very hard to wrap our minds around I know,  because it's so ... alien to the order we've experienced and grown to expect over many decades, for some of us. But what could be more bizarre than Obama?  I mean his very existence, as we know it?   Every time I look at him I expect to hear Rod Serling's voice.   These are interesting times to say the least; and loaded with danger for the nation.  That's how I see it anyway. 

Planned Homicide

The Liberal's Burden
Wisconsin Becomes Fourth to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

  • The Planned Parenthood funding cuts follows the legislature in the state of North Carolina overriding pro-abortion Gov. Bev Perdue’s budget veto and enacting a measure to remove federal funds from the pro-abortion organization in its state budget.
  • Kansas was the second to de-fund Planned Parenthood by law when Governor Sam Brownback signed into law a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in health insurance programs.
  • An Indiana law yanked  millions from Planned Parenthood by cutting off its revenue stream from Medicaid.

The Indiana law is currently under attack by the Obama DOJ, and a Planned Parenthood lawsuit. US District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, who was appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama, gave Indiana officials one week to respond to the new legal papers.  Planned Parenthood agreed to the one week wait. Aren't they just too too nice?

I cannot for the life of me think of a winning argument for making taxpayers fund a private enterprise.  Of course Planned Parenthood is just one of several billion such leftist organizations we keep afloat.  Can anyone think of a private organization backed by conservative - like say the NRA - that is publicly funded?  I'm sure there must be; I just can't think of it.

Last week, calling it a "multi million-euro tax dodge depriving the Irish people at a time when they desperately need income to offset the Irish government's savage austerity programme," a mob jeered Bono and band  U2 for opting for more for Denmark's more favorable taxes than Ireland's.  

Let's see what happens to our sacred liberal cows here, once us proletariat are reduced to eating roots while forking our coppers over to Planned Parenthood and NPR. 
The Liberal's Burden

I smell Stewart's underpants

Wallace fires back: ‘I guess the joke is on Jon Stewart’
Wallace also took on Stewart’s claim last week that Fox News viewers were the most uninformed news audience

“The Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact looked into [Stewart's claim that Fox News viewers were the most uninformed] and on the truth meter it rated Jon’s claim false,” Wallace said.

Hunting the Hunter
“Then there was last year’s Pew poll which asked four fact questions like what job did Eric Holder have? It turns out Fox News scored better, not worse, than MSNBC, CNN, network evening news and the network morning news. As for individual shows, 31 percent of [Sean] Hannity viewers got all four questions correct, 29 percent for [Bill] O’Reilly. All the way down near the bottom viewers of Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ at 22 percent. So, all the talk of you are the most consistently misinformed viewers, I guess the joke is on Jon Stewart.” [Much much more]


The Vintage Drink
Anonymoose Quite cool. Some guy found his grandfather's bartender guide from the 1930s, right after the end of Prohibition in 1933, full of vintage drinks, some of which haven't been made in 75 years.

Vintage Cocktails

Here's the thing.  My Grampa Schultz drank Manhattans.  My dad drank Manhattans.  I drink Manhattans.  We all use(d) Bourbon instead of whiskey; we eschewed the bitters and the cherries; we served over lots of ice and very little vermouth.  That covers just about every variation of the Manhattan I ever came across.  Imagine my surprise then. Between "Manyann Cocktail" and "Marguerite Cocktail, " where "Manhattan" should appear, it does not.  A search for "Manhattan"  returned this:

1 Results for “Manhattan”

Mr. Manhattan Cocktail

Let sugar cube dissolve in a small amount of water. Crush Mint leaves. Combine ingredients, shake well and strain.

That's a Mint Julep—   if you add the not mentioned Bourbon. I think this guy's grandfather was some kind of  Roaring Twenties girly-man pouf.  Sheesh.

Survival Instincts

You can hear the gate slam shut

Barbarians at the gate

Mad Men Viagra

Today's MAD MEN Moment


Call Me Crazy, But ...

Call Me Crazy, But Think I've Been Here Before

During Watergate the nation was spared the sad, and potentially dangerous, specter of a sitting president going stark raving mad in office. Adults in Nixon's own party conducted an intervention, leading their emotionally - and increasingly mentally - crippled leader safely off the world stage. It was an act of both statrtallyesmanship and patriotism by that handful of sage-like Republicans. It was also an act of kindness and compassion for a mo wounded leader -- albeit the wounds were self-inflected.

So, is the president cracked or cracking? Or is what I witnessed this week just more of the uninformed, spoiled, arrogant little putz that 71% of us have come to dislike. Only time will tell -- but time is short.

The next few months will be very hard on him.  Maybe too hard. We may see the weight of it all too much for a guy accustomed to getting his own way and never having to acknowledge, much less clean up, his own messes. [Call Me Crazy, But Think I've Been Here Before]

Call Me Crazy, But Think I've Been Here Before

Oh Lawdy Miss Clawdy, I've done it again.  I've confused memories of the cloying smuggery Washington media uses to describe presidents— Republican presidents— they hated.  In this case The Smirking Chimp too quickly delighted over George Bush' s abject failure in Iraq.  In 2006.  Ah, here's what I was looking for. The last three paragraphs from  Obama says everything and nothing do the trick.

Just what “clean sources of energy” is doing in a speech on Afghanistan is anyone’s guess. As the 2012 campaign begins to take shape, Mr. Obama is again trying to be all things to all people. The only difference is, this time, he’s in the driver’s seat.

As much as he tries to push attention away from the nation’s dire economy, it’s clear just who drove it into the ditch this time.

And it’s even more clear that the president has no idea what to say.

Lots of us are by now aware that you can take just about any criticism, of any Republican by the Democrat Media Complex, and by swapping the name to a democrat counterpart arrive at something resembling the truth.  In this case, Obama ought be removed while there's still something left to build on.
Call Me Crazy, But Think I've Been Here Before