June 1, 2010

Don't cry for me, Argentia..

(It's a busy day, so work with me here.)


As I said, not a lot of time as I have to catch up on some work after a three-day weekend. But I just want to say this to anyone coming to this site expecting to read one microgram of sympathy for the towel-head camel drivers who thought they'd beat up a contingent of IDF who stopped their flotilla of so-called peace workers.

Go elsewhere!

All you'll get from me is this offensive post, a whole lot of abusive, unsynmmpathetic language, and the advisory, "if you're gonna pull that deck chair, pilgrim, you'd better be prepared to use it!".

Happy June First..

Celebrated throughout the Free (and Christian) World (except those countries still using the Mayan calendar) as the first day of the sixth month..except in Germany where it is called "Die ersten Tag des Sechsten Monat..", in these reassuring times, it's uncertain to know this:


(..hey, you wake up in the morning and try to come up with a post to bury the Cage Fighter story below. Also, I defy you to resurrect any high school German you remember.)

May 31, 2010

Somehow, one hopes this weren't true..

One of the subordinate posts over at Drudge today screamed this awful headline that just begged clicking:

American cage fighter 'rips out still-beating heart of training partner after fearing he was possessed by the devil'

An excerpt:
A U.S. cage fighter ripped out the heart of his training partner while he was still alive after becoming convinced he was possessed by the devil, it was alleged today.

Jarrod Wyatt also cut out Taylor Powell's tongue and ripped off most of his face in a brutal assault that police said looked like a scene from a horror film, officers said.

They claim they found the 26-year-old standing naked over his friend's body with parts, including an eyeball, strewn around the blood splattered room in Klamath, California.

Read more
 
..o.k., that's it. I am out of the National Enquirer checkout lines headline business for good.

Quiet truth..

This blogging thing for me started last August when I hung out at a couple of sites: Track-a-Crat and The Illustrated Conservative and making inane, puerile witticisms that these gentlemen graciously published.

Somewhere down the road, I grew restive, and the author of The Illustrated Conservative was kind enough to send a private e-mail advising that I should test the waters for myself. I did so nervously and will always be grateful to him for that advice.

TIC labors infrequently owing to family and job responsibility, but when he does produce a post, it is insightful and worth reading. Of late, he comments on the failures of Obama citing Peggy Noonan's recent piece attempting to recant for the grievous sin she, George Will, and all of those other pasty, constipated East Coast RINOs committed in swooning over The Pantload:

Peggy Noonan, a RINO who supported Obama over McCain/Palin simply because he appealed to her more urbane, east coast instincts has also had enough of the man, “This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, meaning they were shaped by the president’s political judgment and instincts.” Really? Now you get what real conservatives were warning the nation about two years ago.

I would only correct Noonan's math in saying that virtually everything this POSOTUS has touched has been a disaster, so we are well over her tally of three.

But I digress. Head on over to The Illustrated Conservative from time to time and leave a few comments -- especially ones saying, "we want more...."

..he's good at what he does.

In Memorium..


Whenever this day rolls around, I think back some forty plus years ago to my dear friend, fraternity brother, and room mate at UCLA, Terry Ogami. The tragic details of Terry's service and sacrifice to our country are:

Terry Y. Ogami
CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
1st Cav Division (AMBL)
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Apr 2, 1967
Casualty was on Feb 20, 1968
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Panel 40E - Line 45

Rest in peace, Ogie, and keep the beer cold for me when I come to join you. We will have a lot to talk about.

That could have been gone better..



This probably comes under the heading of "Late to the Dance" -- er, me not Ginger McGuire, the lady snoozing away back in 67D there. Fox ran this story wa-a-a-a-y back on Friday or so. But you gotta listen to the conversation with the FNC infobabe, who just nails McGuire's feet to the floorboards by harping on the unspoken subject of personal responsibility. At several points in the interview, McGuire is so flummoxed she does not even reply to the questions.

What would you do if you were in that predicament? Me, I'd jimmy the liquor cabinet and do the John Candy Planes, Trains, and Automobiles thing. After a few of those, I'd sleep it off until and not give a rat's behind.


..so many Myers's, so little time!

May 30, 2010

Yes, I believe this can be very easily done..

...just take everything down to highway 61


(Sign posted outside of Hutchinson, Kansas on Highway 61)

Now the roving gambler he was very bored
Trying to create a next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said 'I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yes, I think it can be very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
And have it on highway 61'

Only decent cover of the Dylan song on You Tube:

Just sayin'

..no, I have not gone off the deep end of Birtherism nor anything..but wouldn't it be funny if some ten years later we found out that..

Just plug the damn pie hole, Obama..

Becoming bored and blown out by the day-to-day events of the Ministry of Clowns or out Grand High Exalted Wizard of Wonderfulness and Anointed Savior of the Free World? May I recommend a visit to Madame S. Weasel's sit where, after wandering around the halls admiring her wonderful art work -- including the world-famous Arlen Sphincter portrait and Teddy "Snorkel" Kennedy picture (below) -- you can check out the double-barrel blasts she levels at Obama, such as revealing his hyper narcissistic signature or his inability to work without a net -- in this case, his beloved teleprompter.

But, for the real action, sidle over there and make a pick on her famous Dead Pool for which you may win a can of Spotted Dick which she faithfully posts to the winner world wide.

This week, however, entries have been coming so fast and furious that she has declared a moratorium until next Friday when the contest re-opens.

I have not chosen my horse, as it were, but I know one person is going to back Hugh Hefner to which Madame Weasel replies he would win the Spotted Dick for backing someone who arguably has a spotted dick.

..I'll just leave it at that.

(By the way, I contend that the idea for the deal pool arose from a comment I made on one of her posts back in April or May or June or July 2009 as my former incarnation, Войска ПВО. My life being as pathetic as it is, I am researching that now and will bring that to Madame's attention when found.)


May 29, 2010

Hard Core..


..and all I got on my rear window is a Gadsden flag, a SAC patch, a USAF Auxiliary seal, and a "Proud Parent of a U. S. Marine" decal. Man, I wish I had the stones to sport that expression of my anger over The Pantload's Reign of Error but I'd probably get my vehicle keyed so much, I'd have to spend every weekend at Earl Scheib's.

The guy's probably riding around with an arsenal and a briefcase full of CCW permits..and I sure as hell would be afraid to jostle with a guy like that who has his contemptuousness for the Butt-Wipe-in-Chief floor boarded.

What do the illegals say to one another down in Tucson?

..hey, hermano!

(Courtesy of Tom Alexander, my Sea Island, Georgia high school bud.)

We're headliners, baby..


A little bit of that last vestige of the 60s left me this afternoon upon learning of the passing of Easy Rider's "Billy" -- Dennis Hopper -- today at the age of 74 of prostrate cancer he was first diagnosed with in 2009.

I was a young 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force at Strategic Air Command Headquarters in 1969 and was dragged to a movie one night by my friend, Charlie Funderburke (much more later about Charlie). He tells me, "you're gonna like this film. It's an absolute rage!"

The film was Easy Rider and while everyone went nuts for Captain America -- Peter Fonda -- I thought the guy who stole the show was his sidekick, Billy. It was then that I discovered Dennis Hopper and, although subsequent viewings have proven to me that the profound things we said to each other in the midst of those 1960's and 1970's mind-altered hazes were a lot less profound than we thought they were when we uttered them. (Easy Rider's dialogue, so rich and earth-moving at first viewing is demonstrably vapid now but Billy's antics -- particularly with Jack Nicholson -- were classic.)

As I started watching other movies from the fifties, sixties, seventies, I suddenly noticed that Hopper appeared in a shocking number of them and alongside some notable stars of the industry James Dean (Rebel Without a Clause, Giant), John Wayne (True Grit), and Marlon Brando (Apocalypse Now) to name a few.

And it came as an uneasy realization that Dennis represented the liberal counter culture - hey, he was a dope-smoking hippie, right? But, like my discovery of him, my discovery of politics was equally surprising. This comment in his Wikipedia biography caricatures his enigmatic and independent life style:

Hopper supported Barack Obama in the 2008 US Presidential election.[20] Hopper confirmed this in an election day appearance on the ABC daytime show The View. He said his reason for not voting Republican was the selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential candidate.

You owe it to yourself to read that and to read Roger Simon's obit over at Pajamas Media. He says of Dennis:

And he stayed hip — right up to his, these days, premature death at age 74 of prostate cancer. By staying hip, I mean he moved with the times, because some years ago Dennis Hopper came out as a Republican.

Say what, you might ask? Yes, you read me correctly. Unlike other Hollywood hot shots like Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, etc, who never once changed a single thought they ever had, whether on LSD or a glass of milk, Dennis Hopper was able to see that the very thing that allowed him to live the wild and crazy life he did was deeply obvious. Forget all the self-serving narcissistic left-wing baloney. It was good old fashioned American Freedom! Nowhere else could Dennis have been Dennis — and he knew it. He wanted that for everybody.

There is nothing I can write that would do justice to this man's passing; I miss him not being able to pop up in another movie or TV show and portraying -- what? -- that impish villain or a noble colonel in the Pentagon fighting terrorists?

Below is a rather lengthy viddy of Hopper's life -- arguably almost as long -- but there are some enjoyable moments.

Have a great ride, Billy!

May 28, 2010

Make it viral: The lastest NRSC ad on the Gulf oil spill and Obama's diffidence..


..thanks to Ed over at Hot Air (and, of course, the NRSC).

UPDATE: O.K., mothers, don't let your kids grow up to be bloggers. I can't even get an evening off before LCR and Sheeples hit me up with some juicy tidbits.


..truth be told, though, it's fun and I especially love this video to pieces -- particularly the looping of The Pantload's "nobody's minding the store" and the Carville meltdown. I think the latter is destined to be a classic and inserted in a lot of [R] campaign ads this Fall.

hanks, LCR and Sheeples for thinking of me.

As the man said, priceless..


Feeling a little hazy this morning -- see my previous post/rant -- and I am just working up the courage to go to work. Woodsterman has gone a long way towards helping me back onto the road to recovery with the picture above.

..thanks, man.

May 27, 2010

Tired of fooling around..

..o.k., I got back from a celebration after a meeting I regularly attend for a military organization I belong to this evening and I am in a rage..

..I dunno why; I guess I am fed up to here with the crap we have had to absorb over the last -- what -- 482 days (Quick! Someone check my math!) that with these idiots in this regime and the MSM covering up for a truly incapable clod of a chief executive.

So, anyway, me and some friends in this quasi-military organization -- No, it's NOT a militia -- were having a few beers and talking and one of them asked me what I think will happen in November. Well, I got all squinty-eyed belligerent and stuff and and said to him, "So, who's campaign you gonna work for in the Fall?"

He did not bat an eye and said, "Fiorino!" expecting me to recoil, aghast at his choice. he had me pegged as a DeVore or Poisoner person. (Sorry, Steve,if the name's that close, I gotta go with the common spelling.)

Well, I said that was real good because what we need to do is work for someone and not sit back on our hands and expect others do our work for us while we bitch and complain.

The point is, it doesn't matter so long as we roll up our sleeves and get it done.

So, I am getting all squinty-eyed and belligerent with you (as I have done in the past) and asking who you are working for in the Fall. Don't just sit there like some dog turd, ossifying in the cold Spring sunshine. let me know; leave a comment, check in and follow this blog, tell me what blogs I should be following! Do something!

Or you could just paste a picture of Boxer and/or Pelosi on the wall, pull down your pants, bend over and grab your ankles, and plead, "Thank you, ma'am! May I have another?"

Me? I'm working for Fiorino if she wins the primary because, let's face it, she'd look pretty severe in a leather bustier and high-heeled boots. And I got this fantasy of her with a riding crop in the basement of Barney Frank's house in Massachusetts..

[Stricken..T.M.I.]

..then again, maybe I'd better sleep this one off. [Yeah, how'd that work out for ya?]

Incoming..

I received this in my in box from another former high school chum this afternon.(Thanks, Tom!) Somewhat interesting given that The Pantload spent an hour expelling hot gaseous substances about oil spills at the White House today..

..besides, it is ostensibly authored my a U. S. Marine.

Okay, here's the bombshell. The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since it first started spewing volcanic ash a few weeks ago has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet. Not only that, this single act of God has added emissions to the earth estimated to be 42 times more than can be corrected by the extreme human regulations proposed for annual reductions.

I know, I know...have a group hug...it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid's "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, going on vacation to a city park instead of Yosemite, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 light bulbs ...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just the past week.

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in the past week has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And, those hundreds of thousands of American jobs you helped move to Asia with expensive emissions demands on businesses... You know, the ones that are creating even more emissions than when they were creating American jobs, well that must seem really worthwhile now.

I'm so sorry. And I do wish that there was some kind of a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the brush fire season across the western U.S.A. will start in about two months and those fires will negate your efforts to reduce carbon emissions in our world for the next two years.

To good not to share..


Lets compare:

George Bush Disaster response : “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

Obama Disaster response: “Just plug the damned hole. I’m going on vacation.”

portlandon on May 27, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Yes, "W", we do miss you!

#10 G.I., #10..

As one commenter phrased it over on Hot Air, "On top of this since day 28.." Duke shoulda given him the number 10.

The picture at the left is what Obama did in the morning before the press conference. (I refuse to use the word "presser".) Here is how the Politico 44 site had his activities this day:

May 27 – Timeline not available. Oil spill still persists.

0932 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential daily briefing.
1038 EDT - Obama welcomes the Duke University NCAA man's basketball champions.
1103 EDT - Obama and Biden take a picture with former POTUS Clinton and U. S. World Cup soccer team.
1128 EDT - Obama has lunch with former POTUS Clinton
1248 EDT - Obama delivers remarks and takes questions from press.
1408 EDT - obama receives briefing on 2010 hurricane forecast.
1513 EDT - Obama hold bilateral meeting with President Sirleaf of Liberia.
1613 EDT - Obama, VPOTUS Biden, and FLOTUS host reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
1818 EDT - Obama and family depart for Andrews AFB.
1903 EDT - Obama and family depart Andrews AFB for Chicago.
2018 EDT - Obama and family arrive in Chicago.

In his oil spill of a press conference, among other things, he (1) took full responsibility and then turned around and bashed the entire oil industry, (2) admitted he did not know until today that one of his high-ranking staff members resigned (or was fired), and (3) told us this oil spill is on his mind when he wakes up and when he goes to sleep. Well, according to the schedule above, it would seem that except for the press conference when he had to answer those nagging questions about it from the fourth estate, that was about the only time it was on his mind.

Can it be imagined that there was a more tone-deaf, incompetent boob than this guy? Not only does he skip out of town and go to Chicago during this monumental crisis, but he doesn't seem to be returning to Arlington for the Memorial day services. Now, I could be wrong on this, but is he does skip it, it's a pretty serious gaffe.

..oh yeah, Sestak? Well, he'll get back to us on that one.

UPDATE: The thrill tingle has gone:

It persists..

As outlined in detail below, our Nero continues to fiddle while Rome burns. ABC news has a piece on today's specious schedule for Obama -- only we can see that the Gulf is getting a little more attention than it has in the previous 35 days.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks on the BP oil spill and the conclusions of his ordered 30-day safety review and hold a press conference in the East Room.

The president will announce standards to strengthen oversight of the industry and enhance safety, a first step in a process that the independent Presidential Commission will continue, a White House official says.

In the meantime, the moratorium on permits to drill new deepwater wells will continue for a period of six months. In addition, the planned exploration off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas will be delayed pending the Co missions review and the August lease sale in the Western Gulf will be cancelled. The lease sale off the coast of Virginia will also be cancelled due to environmental concerns and concerns raised by the Defense Department.

After taking questions from press, the President will then receive a briefing in the Situation Room on the 2010 hurricane season forecast and an overview of the federal government’s national hurricane preparedness. The briefing will be led by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, as well as five FEMA Regional Administrators.


Still in all, he will be hobnobbing with the Duke basketball team and Bill Clinton -- who has somehow insinuated himself into the World Cup soccer scene.

Here's where I am going with this: if this butt hole had gotten off his biscuits and seen to this, marshaling the full weight of FEMA and the other federal entities about 25 days earlier, we would have this thing mopped up and probably not have to worry about canceling oil drill permits and suspending other offshore operations.

Man, when this finally does get squared away, wouldn't this be a great time for a Middle East oil shortage to hit?

But, then he is hardly a strategic thinker, no matter what the conspiracy theorists will say. I submit that his arrogance and desperate need for love and adulation in concert with our pathetic politically correct, affirmative action state of affairs, and happenstance of a perfect storm of dissatisfaction with status quo government propelled him into the office of POTUS.

For the 492 days of his presidency, he has been ad hoc, living day-to-day, and being manipulated by the likes of Emanuel, Axelrod, and possibly mysterious others who pull the strings of this terminally vapid individual. Check out the daily schedules in the post below. It is amazing how his daily schedule evinces a clueless, carefree individual with no thought of strategy nor one iota of managerial or leadership skills aside from just screeching at an aide to “just plug the damn hole”.

He just plays on, content to enjoy the trappings of the office: Air force One, hosting receptions, giving speeches that require applause, and always, always the limelight.

..a series of knee-jerk reactions, with emphasis on "jerk".

May 26, 2010

What has the POSOTUS been doing over the last month?

It has come tho this: the BP oil spill still gushes out of control in the Gulf and The Pantload still gushes out of control as POTUS. Just for grins, I went to the internet and located a couple of sites that chronicled a time-line of the events transpiring since the drilling rig blew on 20 April. Then I located a similar site that had a chronology of Obama's activities over thee same period of time. This will be a long -- but instructive -- post. It sure does not look like the guy is too involved over such a catastrophe like this. One sort of wonders how he would have handled a couple of fast-moving hurricanes. 

Picture above courtesy of the America is and Obamanation blog, by the way.
April 20-A Transocean rig called the Deepwater Horizon explodes and catches fire, approximately 42 miles Southeast of Venice, Louisiana, while finishing a well for British Petroleum. U.S. Coast Guard District Eight command center receives report at approximately 10 p.m. Of the 126 people on board at the time of the explosion, 115 crew members were accounted for. Of these 115, 17 were med-evaced from the scene. Search begins for missing 11.

1547 EDT - Obama arrives at Andrews AFB.
1602 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.

April 21-Officials state environmental damage will be minimal. BP mobilizes an armada of ships and aircraft to contain the oil slick.

0932 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential daily briefing.
1002 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential economic briefing.
1032 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with bipartisan leaders of the Senate and Senate Judiciary Committee.
1232 EDT - Obama and Biden have lunch.
1417 EDT - Obama attends reception for G-20 labor ministers.
1452 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1552 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS welcome members of U. S. Olympic Team and Paralympic Team to White House.
1632 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with Sec. Def. Robert Gates.
1748 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with Treas. Sec. Geithner and HHS Sec. Sebelius.

April 22-The fire rages. Mid-morning Thursday a second explosion occurs causing the rig to sink. 700,000 gallons of diesel are enclosed tanks inside the pontoons at the time of the initial explosion. Unclear if diesel remains contained.

1003 EDT - Obama departs White House for Andrews AFB.
1018 EDT - Obama departs Andrews AFB for NYC.
1113 EDT - Obama arrives in NYC.
1158 EDT - Obama makes remarks on Wall Street reform.
1308 EDT - Obama departs NYC to Andrews AFB.
1403 EDT - Obama arrives Andrews AFB.
1418 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.
1533 EDT - Obama meets with Treas. Sec. Geithner.
1703 EDT - Obama meets with crew of space shuttle Endeavor.
1733 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at Earth Day reception.

April 23-Coast Guard state no oil appears to be escaping from the well head on the ocean floor. The U.S. Coast Guard suspends its search for the 11 missing crew members at approximately 5 p.m. ending a three day search that included 28 air and ocean craft and covered ~5,375 square miles.

1003 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at naturalization ceremony for active duty service members.
1148 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS depart White House en route to Andrews AFB.
1203 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS depart Andrews AFB to Asheville, NC.
1323 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS arrive in Asheville, NC.

April 24-With remotely operated vehicles, officials discover the oil is escaping from two leaks in a drilling pipe about 5,000 feet below the surface.  Leaks appear to be releasing 1,000 barrels a day.

No Scheduled Events.

April 25-The oil slick covering 600 square miles and spreading north, is about 70 miles south of the Mississippi and Alabama coastline.

1353 EDT - Obama departs Asheville, NC for Beckley, WVa.
1423 EDT - Obama arrives in Beckley, WV.
1503 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with family members of Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
1533 EDT - Obama and Biden attend mine disaster memorial service; Obama delivers eulogy.
1723 EDT - Obama departs Beckley, WV for Andrews AFB.

April 26-The oil slick stretches 80 miles across the Gulf and is 36 miles southeast of Louisiana. Cleanup crews set up booms to block as much oil as possible from coming ashore.  Remote operative vehicles are full day into operations to sea oil well on ocean floor. Reuters- “The leaking well, 5,000 feet under the ocean surface off Louisiana’s coast, has created an oil sheen and emulsified crude slick with a circumference of about 600 miles, covering about 28,600 square miles (74,070 sq. km), the Coast Guard said on Tuesday. That’s slightly bigger than the U.S. state of West Virginia….The spill, however, is not comparable with the infamous Exxon Valdez disaster, which spilled about 11 million gallons (50 million liters) of oil into the Prince William Sound in Alaska when it ran aground in 1989. BP’s well is spewing about 42,000 gallons (190,900 liters) of oil a day into the ocean, the Coast Guard estimates.”

0933 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential daily briefing.
1003 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential economic briefing.
1043 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1503 EDT - Obama welcomes World Champion New York Yankees to White House.
1633 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with Sec. Def. Gates.
1803 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship.

April 27-Officials consider setting fire to the slick, which has grown to 100 miles across. The fast-moving spill is about 20 miles off the Louisiana coast. A controlled burn of the surface oil is now considered. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar say they are expanding the government’s investigation of the explosion that caused the disaster. Obama administration officials meet with top executives of BP. Governor Bobby Jindal requests Coast Guard set up protective booms around several wildlife refuges.

0933 EDT - Obama greets members of National Commission on Fiscal responsibility and Reform.
0948 EDT - Obama delivers remarks on nation's fiscal health.
1008 EDT - Obama departs White House for Andrews AFB.
1023 EDT - Obama departs Andrews AFB for Iowa.
1233 EDT - Obama arrives in Iowa.
1333 EDT - Obama tours Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing plant.
1413 EDT - Obama delivers remarks on economy.
1503 EDT - Obama tours a local business.
1738 EDT - Obama holds a town hall meeting.

April 28-The slick nears to 20 miles east of the mouth of the Mississippi River. British Petroleum states a controlled test to burn the leaking oil was successful late Wednesday afternoon. NOAA-”Workers finish a containment chamber portion of a collection doom that will collect oil escaping from the well at the seafloor. The first rig to drill a relief well arrives on site and will commence drilling on Friday but will not be ready for several months. Good weather allows for both skimming operations and aggressive aerial application of dispersants – over 50,000 gallons of dispersant have been applied to the surface oil in the last two days.”  The U.S. Coast Guard move ahead with a plan to burn off some of the crude from the slick. Mineral Management Service calls off luncheon “to present its annual award for exemplary safety and environmental management.”  BP among list of finalists.

1033 EDT - Obama departs Des Moines, IA for Quincy, Il.
1181 EDT - Obaama arrives in Quincy, Il.
1323 EDT - Obama tours POET Bio-refining.
1403 EDT - Obama delivers remarks on rebuilding economy.
1523 EDT - Obama tours local farm and visits  with family that operate that farm.
1703 EDT - Obama delivers remarks on need to pass Wall Street reform.
1818 EDT - Obama departs Quincy, Il for Andrews AFB.
2008 EDT - Obama arrives at Andrews AFB.
2023 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.

April 29-Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency and the federal government sends in skimmers and booms to prevent environmental damage. At morning, the spill is roughly 16 miles off the Louisiana coast and stretches across a 600-mile area. Updated models indicate the the slick may reach parts of the coast by later today or early Friday.  President Obama designates the spill of national significance allowing personnel and equipment from other regions to be more easily mobilized and transferred to the scene.  BBC-President Barack Obama said BP was “ultimately responsible for funding… clean-up operations”. he US homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, is to visit the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow.  BP stocks plummet by 7% when admission that oil is leaking faster than original speculations.  At current rate of oil leakage in 58 days it will surpass the Exxon Valdez disaster as the largest oil spill in U.S. history. BP official on the Today Show welcomes help from all parties including U.S. military. Concerns grow on impact to Louisiana seafood and tourism industry. As of 8:42pm, “Faint fingers of oily sheen have reached the mouth of Mississippi River…By sunset Thursday, the oil had crept into South Pass of the river and was lapping at the shoreline in long, thin lines.” Jean-Michel Cousteau releases statement of dismay and asks all ot expect more of their governments, “Write your Congressional and State representatives demanding their support for alternative energy technologies and policies at all levels of government, including subsidies.” Senator Bill Nelson FL-D drafts legislation to suspend the Obama administration’s plan of offshore exploration and drilling until a full investigation of diaster and the development of new protocols are developed.

0904 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1004 EDT - Obama, FLOTUS, VPOTUS attend Dorothy Height's funeral; Obama delivers remarks.
1234 EDT - Obama and Biden have lunch.
1344 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at event honoring National Teacher of the Year.
1634 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with SOS Hillary Clinton.
1939 EDT - Obama attends DNC fund raising dinner.

April 30-Satellite photos from NASA are released showing a finger of the slick reaching the delta. Obama kills plans for new offshore drilling pending BP oil spill investigation results. Stench from oil spill blankets New Orleans and large parts of Louisiana coast.

1039 EDT - Obama makes statement on first quarter 2010 GDP numbers.
1234 EDT - Obama departs White House to Beltsville, MD.
1249 EDT - Obama arrives Beltsville, MD to visit James J. Rowley Training center.
1604 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.

May 1–Estimates of oil spill ratcheted up to 1,050,000 gallons (25,000 barrels). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that the spill will affect 20 National Wildlife Refuges.

No Scheduled events.

May 2–President Obama announces that BP is responsible for all costs associated with oil spill.

No Scheduled events.

May 3–NOAA states oil slick is moving toward Alabama and Florida coasts and Louisiana’s Chandeleur Islands.

1200 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1600 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at CINC Trophy Presentation with Naval Academy.
1845 EDT - Obama hosts dinner for Business Council.

May 4–Senior BP officials admit to Congress oil leak could be as high as 2,520,000 gallons (60,000 barrels) a day. Reports surface that BP twice decided against additional safety precautions because of cost.

0930 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential daily briefing.
1000 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential economic briefing.
1030 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1105 EDT - Obama delivers remarks to the Business Council.
1205 EDT - Obama has lunch with Ellie Wiesel.
1630 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with Sec. Def. Robert Gates.

May 5
–BP ROV plugs one of three leaks.

1000 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1030 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1115 EDT - Obama meets with Sen. Jon Kyle.
1145 EDT - Obama meets with Sen. Orin Hatch.
1330 EDT - Obama delivers remarks and signs Veterans' Omnibus Health Services Act.
1800 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at Cinco de Mayo reception; FLOTUS attends.

May 6–Oil spill reaches Gulf Wildlife Refuges as BP attempts to lower containment dome.

0915 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1000 EDT - Obama receives presidential economic briefing.
1000 EDT - Obama meets with national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
1530 EDT - Obama meets with SOS Hillary Clinton.

May 7–No new oil spill news.

1100 EDT - Obama makes a statement on job numbers.

May 8–No new oil spill news.

No Scheduled Events.

May 9–BP’s attempt fails to contain oil leak under 100-ton concrete/steel containment dome.

0750 EDT - Obama leaves White House for Hampton, VA.
0855 EDT - Obama arrives in Hampton, VA.
1000 EDT - Obama delivers commencement address at Hampton University.
1306 EDT - Obama arrives back at White House.

May 10–Crews continue to use chemical dispersants, booms, limited burns to deal with oil on the surface and heading to shores. Leaks continue.

1001 EDT - Obama nominates Elena Kagan to Supreme Court.
1046 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1206 EDT - Obama meets with President's Intelligence Advisory Board.
1301 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1431 EDT - Obama holds meeting to review BP efforts to stop oil leak.
1601 EDT - Obama meets with Treas. Sec. Geithner and HHS Sec. Sebelius.
1631 EDT - Obama meets with energy Sec. Stephen Chu.

May 11–Reports suggest the BP oil leak disaster correlates to the Ixtoc oil spill in 1979 which took 9 months to stop.

0931 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1001 EDT - Obama receives presidential economic briefing.
1121 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1231 EDT - Obama and Biden have lunch.
1301 EDT - Interior secretary Ken Salazar makes an announcement on offshore drilling.
1326 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with SOS Hillary Clinton.
1346 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with SOS Hillary Clinton and Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry.
1416 EDT - Obama meets with Sen. Patrick Leahy.
1631 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with General McChrystal and Sec. Def. Robert Gates.

May 12–Oil still moving towards shorelines. Many sea animals reported dead.

0931 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1016 EDT - Obama holds bilateral meeting with Hamid Karzai.
1116 EDT - Obama holds joint press conference with Hamid Karzai.
1226 EDT - Obama has lunch with Hamid Karzai.
1401 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.

May 13–Companies argue over oil leak fault as oil continues to suffocate gulf; Obama plans tax hike on BP to pay for oil spill.

1001 EDT - Obama receives presidential economic briefing.
1051 EDT - Obama departs White House for Andrews AFB.
1121 EDT - Obama departs Andrews AFB for Buffalo, NY.
1226 EDT - Obama arrives in Buffalo, NY.
1336 EDT - Obama tours facilities of Industrial Support, Inc. (Sheet metal firm.)
1351 EDT - Obama delivers remarks on economy.
1521 EDT - Obama departs Buffalo, NY.
1626 EDT - Obama arrives in New York City.
1906 EDT - Obama delivers remarks DCCC fund raising dinner.
2036 EDT - Obama departs New York City.
2131 EDT - Obama arrives at Andrews AFB.
2156 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.
 
May 14-Accuracy of oil spill flow challenged. Believed to be more than 5000 barrels per day.

1011 EDT - Obama awards TOP COPS award recipients in a ceremony.
1116 EDT - Obama meets with members of cabinet about BP oil spill.
1151 EDT - Obama makes statement to press about cabinet meeting.

May 15–No new oil spill news.

1056 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at National Peace Officers Memorial.

May 16–No new oil spill news.

No Scheduled Events.

May 17–Latest BP attempt at stopping oil leak somewhat working. Attempt involves a remotely operated submersible vehicle (ROV) to which a mile-long tube is attached. The tube is snaking into the broken well pipe and diverting the oil to a tanker floating on the water’s surface.=

1001 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1031 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1136 EDT - Obama signs freedon of the Press Act; takes no questions.
1306 EDT - Obama welcomes NCAA champions U of Conn. Women's basketball team.

May 18–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

1001 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1031 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily economic briefing.
1121 EDT - Obama departs White House for Andrews AFB.
1151 EDT - Obama departs Andrews AFB for Youngstown, OH.
1251 EDT - Obama arrives in Youngstown, OH.
1321 EDT - Obama torurs facilities at V&M Star. (Oil tubing and coupling company.)
1346 EDT - Obama delivers remarks on jobs and economy to workers.
1521 EDT - Obama departs Youngstown, OH for Andrews AFB.
1646 EDT - Obama arrives Andrews AFB.
1656 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.
1717 EDT - Obama meets with members of the Democratic caucuses.

May 19–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

0932 EDT - Obama, FLOTUS, Biden, SLOTUS welcome Pres. Calderon of Mexico to White House.
1032 EDT - Obama holds bilateral meetign with Calderon.
1057 EDT - Obama and Calderon hold expanded bilateral meeting with U. S. and Mexican delegations.
1152 EDT - Obama and Calderonhold joint press conference.
1302 EDT - SOS CLinton and Biden hold lunch for Calderon.
1532 EDT - Obama meets with Lou susman, ambassador to U.K. and Northern Ireland.
1617 EDT - Obama and Biden meet with SOS Clinton.
1802 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS greet Calderon.
1832 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS take official photo with Calderon.
1912 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS host Calderon at State Dinner.
2032 EDT - Obama and FLOTUS attend State Dinner Reception.
  
May 20–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

1002 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1032 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily economic briefing.
1102 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1502 EDT - Obaama and Biden meet with with Treas. Sec. Geithner.
1622 EDT - Obama makes a statement on Wall Stteet in Rose Garden.

May 21–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

0932 EDT - Obama and Biden receive presidential daily briefing.
1002 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1047 EDT - Obama delivers remarks and signs Presidential Memorandum.
1132 EDT - Obama meets with Sen.Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank on Wall Street reform.
1232 EDT - Obama and Biden have lunch.

May 22–Timeline not available. Oil spill still persists.

0812 EDT - Obama departs Andrews AFB.
0927 EDT - Obama arrives in Newburgh,NY.
1002 EDT - Obama delivers commencement address at USMA, West Point.
1222 EDT - Obama leaves Newburgh,NY.
1317 EDT - Obama arrives Andrews AFB.
1347 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.

May 23–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

No Schedulee Events.

May 24–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

0932 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1022 EDT - Obama attends reception for Federal Judge Association.
1107 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1202 EDT - Obama participates in daily briefing call with Gulf Coast governers on BP oil spill.
1432 EDT - Obama welcomes Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon to White House.
1602 EDT - Obama hosts reception celebrting Asian American and Pacific Islander Month.
1632 EDT - Obama Meets with Sec. Def. Robert Gates.

May 25–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

1002 EDT - Obama receives presidential daily briefing.
1032 EDT - Obama meets with senior advisers.
1117 EDT - Obama hosts small business owners and delivers remarks about jobs.
1207 EDT - Obama addresses Senate Republican Caucus.
1402 EDT - Obama meets with President Napolitano of Italy.
1457 EDT - Obama departs White House for Andrews AFB.
1517 EDT - Obama departs Andrews AFB for San francisco, CA.
2037 EDT - Obama arrives in San francisco, CA.
2102 EDT - Obama delivers remarks at fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer and DSCC.
2252 EDT - Obama attends reception for Sen. Barbara Boxer and DSCC.

May 26–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

1238 EDT - Obama tours Solyndra,Inc. (Solar power firm in Fremont, CA.)
1323 EDT - Obama delivers remarks on economy.
1418 EDT - Obama departs Sanfrancisco for Andrews AFB.
1858 EDT - Obama arrives Andrews AFB.
1913 EDT - Obama arrives at White House.

May 27–Time-line not available. Oil spill still persists.

The serpent wriggling out of the oil in the gulf..


..our old friend, James Carville,is less than enamored with his beloved POSOTUS for letting the oil loose on his precious Law-z-ann-ah.

Well, I'll tell you Jimbo, that's what you get when you hire an incompetent with no experience to do an important job.

How things will be..


I posted the following over at Viewed From The Right, a wonderful blog by Lipton T. Bagg (get it?) and I wanted to cross-post it over here as well. We have only 30 months left before we get to pull the chain on Obama and his cronies. It would be interesting to think how all of this will end up and what will become of the worst president in the history of this country.

Lipton,

Not to ignore your excellent post on Rand Paul above (but to try to ignore your Anti-Rule 5 post below), it is becoming [even more] apparent that no one is minding the store -- both in this regime and in the sycophantic media that covers what passes for executive governance from this Boy King and his cronies.

The incompetence in the former is immutable and will always be the case for the hopefully two and one-half years we have remaining. As you point out, there are signs that the latter may be coming to an end.

Abroad in this land, there still exist benighted souls who believe their daily ration of vitamin D emanates from the orifice of The Pantload and will always believe it thus. There will be bitter clingers of another sort if this pungent offal is flushed down the toilet in November 2012, these being the types who will buy Obama's interminable memoirs and swoon on his every post-presidential excretion. As the Maître d' said in the classic Ferris Beuller's Day Off, "I weep for your generation!" But, the general population is slowly and inexorably waking from their sweet dreams of Barack, The Magic Negro being the next Jesus and an on-coming Soul Train loaded to the rafters with Skittles-crapping-Unicorns, Hope and Change, on its way to the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

Here's how it goes: The MSM, dyed-in-the-wool libs that they are, love the leftist and progressive causes and any vehicle that can deliver this nation to the door of those ideals. At this writing and for the past forty years -- when our generation began its national temper tantrum after coming down from our love-fest high -- the Democrat Party has been that limousine replete with a chauffeur, a well-stocked bar, and the yellow brick road to drive on. In 18-24 months, this clown has run that vehicle into the ground and the wheels have begun to come off.

Unless the DSCC and DCCC and whatever pinko-Marxist clandestine group can come up with a miracle, a lot of liberals are going to take the pipe in November and will be on the outside looking in. In fact, if it is anything less than a complete bloodbath, the American public will *still* be thirsting for blood and Obama will be staring down the barrel of a two-year slog to his 2012 campaign and a possible challenge by Hillary.

Faced with the potential peril and extermination of the party, I think the MSM starts with hit pieces like "Where did he go wrong" or "The Failed Dream Two Years In'. These will be followed by "Barack Obama fails to wipe after 'two-ing it' in the White House lavatory" or "Bo the Dog Craps on Oval Office Rug" and the final blow: "BO, The POTUS, Craps on Oval Office Rug". Of course, as these stories hit the light of day, the MSM organs, Newsweak, the NYT, and Time see their circulation rise and the revenues flow in. 

After a while, even the dense editors and publishers will see the light and realize that they have developed a cottage industry in bashing the incompetent POTUS.

The final, final, final straw will be when Hillary does challenge him for the nomination, t`he HillBuzz Boyz (bless their name!) mount a nation-wide money bomb for Hill, and the 2012 race ends up being between Bachman/Palin and Hillary/Lieberman..

..with that thug, his cronies, and the ample-assed FLOTUS slinking off to Chicago to live off the adoration of the terminally retarded. One day, I predict, he is found in a crack whore's bedroom room with a heroin needle stuck in his arm, the victim of a hot shot.

..or not.

"Like flies on.."

Sorry for the repeated scatological graphics, but todays's post warrants it to herald a new low by our Beloved Pantload.

Seems Rasmussen has him upside down by a negative 22 points: his overall approval is 43% (up 1% from yesterday's low of 42%) an his overall disapproval is at a his all-time high of 56%, the same as yesterday.

..again, this as he is finally getting around to plan to prepare to begin to organize his second shake-and-take meet-n-greet by the puddle of Texas crude bubbling out of the gulf in BP's attempt to remake the La Brea Tar Pits on a grander scale in the Gulf.

What with that and the Sestak thing hounding him, it's getting so a man can't boogie with his friends, raise money for "Box of Rocks" Boxer, or get in a decent round of golf these days. I guess he'll have to just head home to Shoulder Town for the holiday weekend and leave it to his minions to lay the wreath at Arlington.

What was that that Martin Sheen said in Apocalypse Now?

"Oh man, the bullshit piled up so quickly around here you needed wings to stay above it!"

May 25, 2010

POSOTUS: "Just plug the damn hole!"



..I wonder if he wasn't pitching MOO with some plans for their upcoming trip to the Gulf?

Who crapped on the Oval Office rug?

First, some interesting news..

..the Rasmussen Daily Tracking has the POSOTUS at a new low of 42% this morning and with those strongly disapproving of this clown 2% about those who only approve (44% to 42%) and the total disapproval at 56% -- tied for his highest ever.

But, if you are a student of these numbers, you will know that they vacillate widely with The Pantload dipping down into a single-digit gaps, mostly because of the people jumping from disfavor-to-favor categories and back again. He has been consistently underwater double digits -- except for a few times when he has almost broke the surface -- since 10/15/2009.

Yet he still has not cracked the 40% favorable threshold and plunged into the yawning abyss of thirty percent country. Many lay it to his stubborn base of people who refuse to see how incompetent this man and his administration is and the fact that he will always have the support of the blacks and unions, now with a smattering of Hispanics who want to jump on board because they perceive there's an amnesty card still yet to play.

That having been said, we might be on the verge of seeing this unwind. For you see we are heading into the 2010 elections with an interesting plot brewing: namely the supposed offer of the Secretary of the Navy job to Democrat Sestak if he would take a power against Snarlin' Arlen Sphincter.

And the drum beat is quickening. The right side of the MSM, talk radio, and the blogosphere have begun to trumpet this little item for what it is: an out-and-out bribe..

..and a high crime. You know,of the impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors variety? While the digging and the putting-two-and-two-together has begun, so has the wagon circling by the MSM, predictably by Wiegel of the WaPo:

Sestak couldn't have been nominated for secretary of the Navy
A helpful reader points out a hole in the theory that someone in the Obama administration floated a job offer to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) in order to entice him out of the U.S. Senate primary with Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.). The most popular version of the story -- and the only fact we have is that Sestak claims an offer of some kind was made at some point -- has Sestak being offered the role of secretary of the Navy. But as The Post pointed out in an op-ed on the matter -- itself an example of what a ripe fruit Sestak has given Republicans here -- that would have been impossible.

On March 27, 2009, the administration nominated Ray Mabus as secretary of the Navy. It wasn't until April 28 that Specter became a Democrat, and by Sestak's own recollection, he was literally being courted to run the day that news broke. On May 18, the Senate confirmed Mabus. And on May 29, Sestak entered the Senate race.

Of course, one commenter dissects this flimsy set-up:

Weigel is all wet on this one. His logic doesn't make any sense. The key date is not when Mabus was nominated nor when Specter became a Democrat but rather when Specter started talking to the Democrats about the possibility of becoming a Democrat. The White House very well could have been courting Specter and making the Sec of Navy offer for many months before March 27, 2009 and at the same time courting Sestak to run as a back up in case Specter didn't cross over. Assume Specter decides not to cross over and the administration gives up on Specter, and nominates Mabus for Sec of Navy. However, by April 28, the handwriting on the wall becomes clear to Specter that he cannot win the Republican nomination. He switches on April 28 even though by then, the window of opportunity to run unopposed in the Dem primary has already closed.

Also, is teems that Axelrod is in full spin mode at this time, dumping on Sestak:

So you get the point. The battle is joined and one suspects we will see more on this as it is an integral component of the key Pennsylvania senate race and goes to Sestak's (or the POSOTUS's) truthfulness.

I seem to remember another election back in the early 70s being tainted by something similar and then getting picked open like a festering patch of impetigo. It sure will be a testament to the MSM's interest in following a story critical of their beloved and anointed Magic Man or them lining up for backside butt-smooches.

Maybe somewhere in the Oval Office, there's another reel of tape with an 18-minute gap on it.

..Developing, as Drudge would say.

May 23, 2010

Djou snarls back..

Thanks to Sheeples for this one:

Colleen Hanabusa, who came in second in the special election to fill Honolulu's 1st Congressional District with 30.8 percent of the vote, issued the following statement:

"With over fifty percent of the voters in Congressional District 1 turning out in what is the highest voter turnout in any Hawaii special election, it is clear that the people of Hawaii know the importance of this election in ensuring the people of Hawaii are properly represented in Congress.”

Democrats believe the success in Hawaii will be short-lived. Djou will only serve through the remainder of 2010, and another election will be held in November for the next term.

Djou has other ideas. "The people of Hawaii have given us a short-term lease with an option to buy in November. This is not the time for us to rest on our laurels. This is the time to redouble our efforts to bring out change. To do good, to restore our nation to prosperity."

Mahalo nui loa, Mr. Djou.

..that's right, Ms Sheeples, and, as we used to say in the islands, "mo bettah you geevum da kine, bro.."

The new transparency?

You need to head over to The Woodsterman's site for a dose of proletarian reality from time to time. His pictorial reviews are beyond hilarious and a great commentary on we, the great unwashed. Sample at the left is from his latest series on "..WalMart Weddings".


..enjoy the rest of this glorious Sunday (if you can).  

O.K., just one more thing and then I go wash the cars. Here's a store that will figure prominently in the Democrat's future shopping plans, I shouldn't wonder:


May 22, 2010

PA-12? What was PA-12?

The brief respite PA-12 afforded the Democrats from the remorseless onslaught of G.O.P. or Republican or Tea Party or Whatever victories has come to an end. Charles Djou has won a special election over a pack of slavering Dems  and other aspirants:

Republican Charles Djou emerged victorious tonight in the special election to fill Hawaii's vacancy in Congress, giving Hawaii it's first GOP member of Congress in 20 years.

Djou won the special mail-in election with 39.5 percent of the vote in the first printout, released at 6 p.m.

..now isn't that special? Hat tip to Drudge and the Honolulu Star Bulletin. Wonder how all of the MSM and libs will spin this one.

In an insightful analysis, Ed Morrissey of Hot Air! states the obvious: Djou probably only won the seat until November when there will be only one Democrat opposing him. However, the two Democrats -- Case and Hanabusa -- do not like each other and it may result in a bloodbath primary to determine Djou's opponent in a heavily Democrat district. I'm thinking several things: (1) Djou's in Washington actually performing the job so any bitterness in the primary may convince a lot of people that they should go with the guy who is representing them at the moment rather than give either of these two cat-fighting fools a chance. (2) A corollary to this would be that by the time the Fall election rolls around, Democrat voters will be just plain campaigned out (three elections in five months) and not show up, giving some advantage (if not the edge) to Djou. Also, (3) this situation obviously makes Djou a much bigger threat to retain the seat than originally thought. Therefore, the DCCC would have to expend yet more money trying to win back another seat -- especially the POSOTUS's seat -- they had in the bag for the last twenty years.

HANDY INSERT FOR YOUR CRIMESTOPPER'S NOTEBOOK: If you get into it with one of your lib friend about this race and how Djou's days are numbered, you can tell that clown whatever spin he applies, it can be also be very much true of the recent PA-12 special election, the only difference being that the DCCC will have to expend even more money to retain or regain seats they comfortably held. This comes, of course, when Dem enthusiasm is flagging and conservative enthusiasm is on the rise.

O.K., YOU ALL ARE ON NOTICE: The term "POSOTUS" is popping up with more frequency in posts and commentary around the internet. It should be be obvious that it is an amalgamation of the acronyms "POS" and "POTUS". I'd be an idiot to say that I invented it and get screechy about its use. However, I "coined" this term back in one of my nascent posting efforts on Pajamas Media in February 2009 when the communal gorge began to rise over the -- ahem -- POSOTUS's new regime.

However, I am an idiot and you all are hereby enjoined from using this term without attribution. If I catch any of you throwing this out with out crediting me -- The War Planner -- or my former incarnation as Войска ПВО (Voyska PVO) then you will be receiving a stern letter of reprimand from my attorney's law firm, Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.

On the other hand, I freely concede that TexEd -- a poster over at Pajamas Media -- is the author and originator of the term Chimpy the Kenyan.

RIDLEY SCOTT'S ROBIN HOOD? An entertaining -- albeit pasted together and derivative -- picture that completely fractures the Robin Hood legend with chronological inaccuracies about King John and [spoiler alert] the Magna Carta.

Good battle scenes throughout the movie but offer of prof as to it's derivativeness? remember that scintillating scene in Gladiator when Russell Crowe jumps on the horse in the gladiator ring and one of his buddies throws him a sword? Well  Scott had Crowe reprise that sequence no less than three times in Robin Hood with two swords and a hammer.

Aphorism of the Day updated..

My friend good friend Tom -- former high school track team mate and only conservative in Oregon -- sent me this update on the post I attributed to a Hot Air! reader some days ago. This quote came from the Czech Republic:
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

Context adds so much to the meaning. Smart guys over there in the Czech Republic, no?

May 21, 2010

The Trenton Wrecking Ball strikes..twice!

Sometimes, the god news hits so often you just can't hit the sack. But a new hero -- a new sheriff in town -- is vying for conservative hero status.

From Allahpundit over on Hot Air and Jammie Wearing Fool, Chris Christie, The Trenton Wrecking Ball, took only two minutes to veto a pair of tax bills the New Jersey legislature newly passed , saying:

"While I have little doubt that the sponsors and supporters of this bill sincerely believe that the state can tax its way out of this financial crisis, I believe that this bill does nothing more than repeat the failed, irresponsible and unsustainable fiscal policies of the past," wrote Christie in his veto statement. "Now is not the time for more of the same. Ultimately, another tax increase will punish the state’s struggling small businesses and set our economy further back from recovery."

Man, this guy is aces in my book!

..Scott who?

Doin' the Mess Around..


I'm loving this one, old son. Straight and hot off the press from Fox News Service courtesy of Bastiatarian over at Clarity Before Agreement:

A man whom the U.S. described as a key figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula accidentally blew himself up, U.S. military officials told Fox News.

The officials say Nayif Al-Qahtani was "messing with a bomb" when it went off. U.S. officials had been watching him, but Fox News' sources insist the U.S. had nothing to do with his death.

..yeah, sure. I can see it now, "Hey, this is all that's left of old Nayif? Some ribs and barbecue sauce?"

Ka-boom!

UPDATE: From Bastiatarian:

Pretty cheesy..


Go ahead and click..you only think you know what will happen.

(Courtesy of the No Sheeples Here blog posting on the visit of one rat to another at a White House press briefing.)

May 20, 2010

Aphorism of the day..

"The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

-Hat tip to Hot Air commenter LarryG

No walk in the park..

Seems everyone is getting their panties in a bunch over the PA-12 "loss" to Crist. Pundits, bloggers, and common folk are crying in their beer, tearing their hair out, and running shrieking from the building because we did not continue to run the table and collect another Democrat scalp. Boo-freakin'-hoo. O.K., now take a deep breath and grow a set..

..and repeat after me: it's the best thing that could have happened, people.

Now you know what it is like to live in an echo chamber. We were getting sandbagged by the siren calls that we should expect nothing less than a 100-seat turnaround or it will be deemed a failure. And it is as much a product of the left's propaganda as it was a result of our reading our own press clippings. I mean, the more they talk up how bad November is going to be for them, the less horrible it will actually be.

Think about it. Have you ever gone into your tax prep guy or an IRS audit or a midterm or final exam and think you were going to get murdered to emerge owing "only" $2,500 or getting a C- and thinking it wasn't near as bad as you originally feared?

Well, that's what is going on here and we got to turn the tables on them. If we only get 40 seats in the house and 6 seats in the senate -- or, worse yet -- we get less and that glowering, Botox-besotted hag is still running the show in Congress and the Democrats are gloating because they dodged the bullet, then we have our work ahead of us. Come ready to play in November and stay in the game.

This was never going to be a piece of cake and we still have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. We cannot let the G.O.P. do the heavy lifting for us; they could not do it in the past especially here in California where their buddy-buddying with the Democrats have turned the economy of this state into a crap sandwich. No, my friends, we're going to have to do this by ourselves.

So you need to start checking into the candidates and races across the country where maybe your $5 or $10 will help our folks in November. Also, have you picked out a candidate for whom you will work this Summer and Fall? Are you prepared to walk the neighborhoods and bang the drums? We can't all handle a musket in this fight, but we can sure as hell melt the pewter plate, cast bullets, and cut up cloth into patches and bandages. Ever heard of Molly Pitcher?

Get mad! Get motivated! Get Busy!

C'mon folks, George Washington & Co. still had a lot of hard work to do after the battle of Saratoga and Trenton. So plan on working for what you want -- and that also means after November. This thing ain't over until it's over..

..and then even it's not over.

UPDATE: See what I told you. Hot Air has this post from Ed Morrissey where Pelosi gloats over the PA-12 loss:

In an interview with The Hill, the Speaker said it was very important to her that Democrats retain the late Rep. John Murtha’s (D-Pa.) seat, which they did Tuesday night.

Pelosi, who was very close with Murtha, said Republicans once again tried to nationalize an election by way of an “anti-Obama, anti-Pelosi” message.

“It didn’t work,” Pelosi said, calling the strategy Republicans have employed regularly in recent years “predictable.” …

Despite some predictions of a huge GOP wave this fall, Pelosi says it’s not going to happen: “One thing I know for sure is that Democrats will retain their majority in the House of Representatives.”

..this is what belongs on our locker room bulletin boards; read it from now until game time.

May 19, 2010

Three New Navy Ships

 The USS Ronald Reagan
When the Bridge pipes ' Man the Rail' there is a lot of rail to man on this monster: shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres. Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement.

Capability

Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling

1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years
2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft
3. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet

Size

1. Towers 20 stories above the waterline
2. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall
3. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres
4. 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds
5. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons
6. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet


Capacity

1. Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel
2. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days
3. 18,150 meals served daily
4. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2,000 homes
5. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring 1,400 telephones
6. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets


USS William Jefferson Clinton
The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS1) set sail today from its home port of Vancouver, BC. The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to President Bill Clinton 'for his foresight in military budget cuts' and his conduct while holding the (formerly dignified) office of President.

The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots. It boasts an arsenal comprised of one (unarmed) F14 Tomcat or one (unarmed) F18 Hornet aircraft which, although they cannot be launched on the 100 foot flight deck, form a very menacing presence.

As a standing order there are no firearms allowed on board.

This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy Carter, is specially trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of the United States at all costs.

An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of apology in any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number of apologies are limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the Navy advises all apologies will sound very sincere. (This is a prototype model of this equipment. If successful, one will be installed in the third new addition to the Navy fleet below.)

In times of conflict, the USS Clinton has orders to seek refuge in Canada.


USS Barack Obama
Details are as vague.But don't you worry..
..he has a plan