Monday, August 13, 2012

A leaky booth

What I See                                       

Stuff Nobody Knows (except, now you)

Res Ipsa Loquitor

The Democrat party animus for Fox News goes much deeper than just being annoyed that the network violated the gentleman's agreement by reporting news unfavorable to democrats.  No, much deeper.  Here for the first time (you will not see this anywhere else), the inside story. 

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Maryland Delegation Hit Hardest
Before the 2008 Democrat coronation of Obama, the FNC booth was outfitted with urinals that allowed Brit Hume and company to report while taking a wee. The urinals emptied directly onto the floor.  Evidently Obama himself walked into range while glad-handing the MD delegation.  Unfortunately the lads had eaten salty peanuts and couldn't muster a stream.

And there you have it.  When I asked Roger Ailes about it, he winked and said "I know nothing."   I promised I wouldn't report it for 4 years.  Close enough. Anyway, that's what I see. 

Let's not mince words about Obama ...

Like the 9-11 Mosque that nobody wanted, but ... you know.

Via a comment by thoR~.   This promo clip reminded me of a movie I watched last night that portrayed the full horror of Stalin's gulags. "Lost in Siberia"  Riveting.  Terrifying. 

Say Hi To Dear Leader

          Holiday Travel Suggestions

How do you photograph one of the most secretive countries in the world?  For Charlie Crane the answer was simple, photograph what they want you to see. If there is no possibility of getting underneath the surface then the answer was to photograph the surface itself. This series is taken from a larger body of work in Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea... Although not commonly thought of as a holiday destination all these photographs have been taken at tourist sites throughout the city.

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More pictures here from Doug Ross, who comments:

Remember: this is the inevitable endgame for the Democrat Party's incessant, eight-decade drive for ever more centralized, authoritarian government. Their various mandates -- governing energy, health care, retirement, automobile design, shower heads, you name it -- must be enforced through compulsion. That is: they must use force over the individual to compel adherence to their unconstitutional dictates. That is what the Democrat Party's failed policies must inevitably devolve into: tyranny. -

Cushion and Dry

You'll be walkin' with pride
While  cushion'n yo stride
Plus be dryin' yo hair
And savin' PolĂ€r  the Bear

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When Sarah Speaks - it makes sense


…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”-

Sarah Palin

Sarah announcing why she will not speak at the convention. "I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members" Carry on.



Oh My

Whence Olbermann's America


“A liberal,” Robert Frost said, “is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.” I’ve debated many liberals who clearly took sides…in favor of any antagonist the US might oppose. Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the UN, Jeane Kirkpatrick, described this as the worldview of the “blame America first” crowd.  The reflex is often acquired young.

Why did those kids think their land was a nasty and oppressive place, like an Olbermannian “Worst Nation in the World!”? Frequent answers include school, where students seem to absorb the lesson that American culture hates women, minorities, poor people, and rain forests; and the media, including news, but especially TV or movies, where cheats and murderers often are businessmen trying to snuff competitors and increase profits, rather than the motley and wretched cases that overwhelmingly fill real crime reports.

I encountered it vividly some years back helping judge a school civics competition as a Colorado lawmaker. For part of their project, students from an affluent Denver suburb shared an “updated” Pledge of Allegiance:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag—because the Supreme Court doesn’t enforce the First Amendment—of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands—an imperial power that swept the native inhabitants off their land—one nation under God—because the Supreme Court still doesn’t enforce the First Amendment, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all white, male, heterosexual, upper middleclass property owners.” [Comtinued]

There's a lesson here.  That lesson is they could care less what we think, or that we're on to them.  Lest you think I'm being defeatist—no.  Things will ultimately sort themselves out, but it will not be pleasant.  I'll be in heaven and really won't care,  what with my single perpetual virgin, endless pizza and bottomless can of beer.

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Powerball v. Tort Lottery

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A device no doubt created by the law firm Dewey, Needem and Cheatem to drive home the point that a lawsuit is a better roll of the dice. Hasn't someone invaded your personal space lately?

From Ayn Rand to Andrea Mitchell?

Oh My
Alan Greenspan,Devin Leonard,Peter Coy / Businessweek / Aug 2012

“Before I met Ayn Rand, I was a logical positivist, and accordingly, I didn’t believe in absolutes, moral or otherwise. If I couldn’t prove a proposition with facts and figures, it was without merit. In the midst of a conversation, she said to me, “Do I understand the thrust of your position? You are not certain you exist?” I hesitated a moment, and I said, “I can’t be sure.” And she then said to me, “And who, by chance, is answering that question?” With that little exchange, she undermined the philosophical structure I had built for myself. “

Then one morning I woke up married to Andrea Mitchell?  How the fuck did that happen?

Something only I saw

Let's compromise

WTF?  Mooning the media?  Training the dog?  A personal urgency?  (Moments before picture here)