Monday, February 13, 2012

Run Barry Run

A Black Man Runs and a NATION is BEHIND HIM
Gaining Ground Too


I know what you're yelling— "I thought you were tired of politics? ..."  Well, this isn't politics; it's making fun of silly people selling silly crap.

Long John Silver

                                              What You See
What I Saw

Res Ipsa Loquitur
Yes, I'm in play-baby mode

Jon Corzine Relaxes With Your Money

Obama bundlers include Jon Corzine


Jon Corzine Relaxes

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign identified its top fundraisers on Tuesday, including 61 people who each raised at least half a million dollars. Altogether, the more than 440 fundraisers collected at least $75 million to help Obama win a second term.

Among them are embattled former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee late last year returned $70,000 in contributions from Corzine and his wife following questions about the collapse of MF Global, the financial firm Corzine ran.

Women Proposing - Sheesh


And we liked it that way!


Res Ipsa Loquitur

Doesn't this just cut it!  In my day  men were the soldires, not women.   In my day  men were the breadwinners, not women.  In my day men voted, not women.  And in my day the man did the proposing.  Sheesh!

The Hustler

Young Obama Shoots Pool Before Being Born in Hawaii


Obama the Pool Hustler

Mercedes Cottage SL

Perfect Gizmos and Gadgets
Aftermarket Wood Burning Stove


Res Ipsa Loquitur

This aftermarket woodfire stove was designed for the Saab, but I don't see why it couldn't be used in other cars.  Indeed, there is a real trend toward  making automobiles with friendly, down home interiors, like the Mercedes Cottage shown in the Header Video (Or here if you'd rather).

The Mittsters



Res Ipsa Loquitur

When I saw this picture of the Mittester and his bride over the weekend,  I had an immediate and visceral reaction.
  1. Mitt reminded me of someone I'd want to smack when I was in high school.  Captain of the lacrosse team, drove a 'Vette, SGA president, stole my girlfriend.  Okay, woulda been my girlfriend if he wasn't around. Smarmy dude.
  2. His wife looks like Hillary.
There's no accounting visceral reaction of course, and I normally wouldn't mention mine; here; about this;  but for this Yahoo story.

The press has offered basically two explanations for Mitt Romney’s failure to win over conservative voters. The first is ideological: conservatives know that Romney was once a moderate and they don’t consider his swing to the right sincere. The second is personal: whether because of his money, his faith or his hair, average Republican voters just don’t relate to him.

So yeah, I'm simpatico with that assessment.  I don't think we're capable of altering our  moral firmament  after the age of 7 (the age of reason), which is why good, early parenting is so important. So, for instance, a  liar will always be a liar.  I'm not accusing Mitt of that here, just distinguishing.  We can on the other hand change our  politics quite dramatically (see David Horowitz), so I don't have my heels dug in on that score with Mitt.  Maybe he has changed his mind since Romney-care. Don't matter.  I just don't like him.

The High Price of Telling the Truth about Islam

The High Price of Telling the Truth about Islam

The article below is written by Eric Allen Bell, a filmmaker who was recently banned from blogging at  the “Daily Kos” because he wrote three articles that ran afoul of the mindset there, specifically naming “” as a “terrorist spin control network.” This article first appeared in our Feb 7 issue and we have decided to rerun it due to the massive interest and reaction it received. [FRONT PAGE]

As I looked at a sea of Palestinian flags and college kids banging on drums I felt a certain frustration – frustration based on a series of events that have changed my world view.

Res Ipsa Loquitur
In the Summer of 2010, having recently escaped Hollywood, CA to take a much needed break from my profession as a film maker, I was driving in my car listening to a story on NPR.  It seems the people in my new home of Murfreesboro, TN were up in arms over the proposed construction of a 53,000 square foot mega mosque, to be built in their small town in the middle of the American Bible Belt.

I listened carefully, to the sound bytes, of those who had shown up to a town hall meeting to voice their opposition and, as someone who was rather new to the South, I was surprised by what I was hearing.   “America is a Christian nation and there is only one God and his name is not Allah and his son is Jesus Christ” and “America is a Christian Nation” and “These Muslims do not share my values and I don’t want them in my backyard”.  Growing up in Southern California, I had never heard anything like this before in my life.  And I started to follow the story with great interest.


Everything I have told you up until now – this version of my story – is exactly how I was seeing things up until something changed.  I went home to Los Angeles ... [Full].

Palin Quips Mitt

That's The Spirit


Res Ipsa Loquitur

A day after Mr. Romney stood before thousands of conservative activists at the conference and called himself a “severely conservative governor,” Ms. Palin conceded that she was puzzled by his description.

“I wasn’t quite sure what the word ‘severely’ meant,” she said with a smile. “It sounded severe.”  [Palin Says Brokered Convention Would Not Hurt G.O.P.]