Monday, August 08, 2011

You're welcome Doug

James May's Road Trip - Except Doug M Instead
Where the sam hill was he, anyhow?
the secret diary?

Doug M and prized possession 2011

Squeezing the ChiComs



The people cannot be all, & always well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ..
We have had 13. states independent 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & a half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure. Thomas Jefferson Letter to William Smith

Angry Mob

...  Americans’ lack of confidence in their leadership is so crippled that they are now “pre-revolutionary,” according to pollster Pat Caddell.

A new Rasmussen poll shows that just 17 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed, an all time low. This dovetails with a record low for Congress’ approval rating, which stands at a paltry 6 per cent, while 46 per cent of Americans think most members of Congress are corrupt, with just 29% believing otherwise.

“The number of voters who feel the government has the consent of the governed – a foundational principle, contained in the Declaration of Independence – is down from 23% in early May and has fallen to its lowest level measured yet,” according to Rasmussen.

Debt Man Walking

Does Anyone think this wasn't on purpose?  That's why I said I hopes he fails. - Rush

" A concerted attack on capitalism."

Debt Man Walking

Barackolypse Now


Debt Man Walking

Rush Limbaugh is properly distraught today, but used some of his anger to create three delicious Obamonikers (above) ... As I speak, Obama has just stated that we do not need S&P to tell us that we need to raise taxes.  Limbo is guessing that just before his press conference the Fed flooded the market with buy orders in order to show a positive response to his speech.  We'll see.

Marc Miller

Wigger Days

Black Student Sues Minnesota School Over "Wigger Day"

"Wigger is a pejorative slang term for a white person who emulates the mannerisms, language and fashions associated with African-American culture," the complaint states.


I'm mezza-mezza on this one.  I  empathize with the Black student who may see this as a racial taunt instead of the culture ridiculing something that begs ridicule—  the black gansta meme.  I see nothing but upside if  grade schoolers go back to greeting one another with "Hey, how are you?" instead of  "What-up nigga?" 




nihilism rising

nihilism rising


The Obama administration and congressional Democrats are betting their political futures on the hope that the American electorate is ignorant and forgetful, and hence the memo has gone out to functionaries hither and yon, from David Axelrod to John Kerry: This is to be called the “tea-party downgrade.” That this is said with straight faces bespeaks either an unshakable contempt for the mind of the American voter or an as-yet unplumbed capacity for Democratic self-delusion. (Obama Makes History (of Our AAA Credit)

I find myself compelled to read, store, and promote arguments like these in the NRO piece.  It goes back to my earliest days of using the internet thing to discuss politics,  in real time, on the NYT bulletin board.  I found that, in many cases, presenting actual data in response to some leftist canker-blossom's postulation could win an argument.  Sometimes I'd be  met with a seemingly irrefutable counter-claim.   That caused me to spend time, hours sometimes (no Google, no search engines), to get at the truth of the matter.  It was a game you could win, if you were good enough.  So just now I'm wondering why I'm still doing this?  Facts don't matter anymore.  They just don't.  The opponent today is ideology.  This ideology, as advanced 100 years ago by Dear Leader#1..

  • A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
  • If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
  • It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
  • Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
  • The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
  • The goal of socialism is communism.
  • The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.
  • The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.
  • The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
  • There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
In other times, this NRO sequence would have value.  Now I don't think it does, other than validating what some people already know to be true.  Sigh.  Back to my fallback position.  The  BUTTON

(On the plus side, truth will alway prevail.  That I, almost certainly, will not be around to enjoy the day doesn't alter the fact. Cheers. )

Gigapixel Panorama Photography

Gigapixel Panorama Photography
What Fun!
Until you remember
Obama- Holder- Sebelius - Napolitano -....

BEFORE THE RIOT version 1 - The Vancouver Canucks Fan Zone along Georgia St. for Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final was captured at 5:46 pm on June 15, 2011. It is made up of 216 photos (12 across by 18 down) stitched together, taken over a 15-minute span, and is not supposed to represent a single moment in time. The final hi-res file is 69,394 X 30,420 pixels or 2,110 megapixels. Special thanks to Bonita Howard and CBC Real Estate.
TURN ON GigaTag.   View Version 2 (without GigaTag) taken at 6:02pm

Canucks Fans: TURN ON GigaTag and try to break the World Record of the Most People Tagged in One Online Photo which currently belongs to The FA Cup Final 2011 with 23,900+ tags. Find yourself and your friends in the Game 7 crowd, then tag and share on Facebook! Tell all your friends!

Megapixel Photography

In an age where every level of government have assumed the right to monitor every movement of the citizenry, this is scary. I found particularly creepy the Face Book challenge of identifying everyone in the picture.  And yes, I have grown to view all new technology in context of its usefulness to a police state.  But, that's just me.

     cuzzin ricky