July 12, 2010

Another Dem Asshat blows it out his..err..ass..

Courtesy of Hot Air!, Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX) goes postal (well..almost) over the fact that one of his constituents at a town hall called him on some bad ObamaCare numbers.


Now, all kinds of witty things to say come to mind, but I'll just stick with the script and remark how this behavior evinces panic. Turns out he's in a heavily gerrymandered district and is #64 on the list of most elegible Democrats floating around in the bowl waiting for someone to pull the chain.

(Great resource, that Hot Air! Green Room.)

Want to see this piece of fecal matter do a few laps around the bowl? Here's his opponent in the upcoming election -- Francesco Conseco -- so visit the site and maybe drop a money bomb on him. Maybe we'll be blessed with another You Tube video of jerkward above undergoing a meltdown on 2 November..

..which brings me to a couple of important things: Odie sent me a far-out NOvember! logo -- typical of his absolutely soldid work and I am going to giddily use it here for the first time of many until the penultimate month eventuates.

And, secondly, once I stomp on a software bug I am currently at war with, I want to go into full tilt mode with the shocking HillBuzz revelations of voter fraud from GiGi Gaston. Meantime, for some good 4-1-1 on this crap sandwich and why you need to get involved go on over to HillBuzz and Miss Bunni's site and do your homework. This could blow up this Summer and we might be seeing the Golf-Playing Turd Bag with a lot of -- er -debris -- on his person.

And now, without further adieu, the wonderful handiwork of the Woodsterman! Take it away, Odie!

Gratuitous Monday Morning Vomit Fest..

If you don't reach for the barf bag after viewing this mouldy oldie, you did not party hearty enough over the weekend:


..just trying to keep this masterpiece of feckless, irresponsibility alive in everyone's minds on the road to..

NOvember!

..didn't do it for you? Well, this one will put you over the edge. Say hello to the porcelain maiden for me!


July 11, 2010

Check out Christopher's Blog..

One of my gracious commenters, Christopher, has a terrific item over at his site and it is must see stuff. Heres a .jpg tease for the video:

On the road again..

Hat tip from a Hot Air! commenter, American Thinker, and Scared Monkeys, it seems that our beloved POSOTUS is taking the fam on another excursion to get all of them away from the rigors of D.C. life and perhaps get The Pantload a new golfing venuw. I'll be tthe Andrews ' course is getting pretty old.


Jeannie DeAngelis, author of The American Thinker piece, comes up with some pretty acerbic commentary regarding the cuisine Obama will be subjecting his family to:

Since eating is always central to Obama junkets, Mount Desert Island has cuisine to satisfy even the most discriminating palate. I'd venture a guess that the Obama entourage visits The Rose Garden Restaurant.

Thanks to Obama's economic policies, America gags down boxed macaroni and cheese and stale bologna sandwiches while the furlough-President indulges in bistros that tout "a la carte and prix-fixe menus [that] aren't cheap." The Rose Garden menu includes all-American favorites like "strudel filled with asparagus and Gruyère, peppery venison with squash puree," topped off by desserts like "mascarpone cheesecake."

..and then drops the hammer with this pair of zingers. reminiscent of Obama's German campaign-junket trip to the gym instead of visiting wounded soldiers:

With such a jammed schedule, it may be hard for Obama to fit in a condolence call to the family of Maine resident Sgt. Brandon Silk, just killed in Afghanistan, let alone take out for one of those yummy ice cream cones the three children of late Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw of Augusta, Maine who, while on his third tour of duty, was cut down at age 31 by enemy fire.

Instead of putting a depressing damper on the weekend, America's "Dirigo" should just omit visiting families of dead Maine soldiers and instead end the respite optimistically with 18 holes at Kebo Golf Club before heading back to DC to pack for next month's vacation.

But the real hammer dropper goes to the commenter "Honsy" over at Hot Air! who observed:

The Pres. and his family will be vacationing in Maine this month

God forbid that he head to the Gulf states and show support for the beleaguered inhabitants there who are losing billions in tourist money because of his hands-off approach to solving the oil spill problem!

honsy on July 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Can this clown get any more tone-deaf?

AFTERTHOUGHT: Do you suppose that the Narcissist-in-Chief is going to Maine because the abbreviation is "Me"?


..courtesy of Woodsterman.

July 10, 2010

Flagrantly Purloined Post from MAInfo..

This is up at MAInfo and is a must-visit for anyone who remembers 9/11.

 

I was going to write something cutesy-pie about sending pounds of bacon over to them or ham hocks or..

..but after looking at that GOP spot, my blood is on boil, steam coming out of my ears, and I am beginning to "red out" with rage. Here's some pictures MAInfo culled from a 6 June demonstration -- largely unreported by the MSM, of course -- against this Middle East Bird Flip:



This and the Ragheads-in-space philosophy that The Pantload wants to inflict on us are yet two more straws on the camel's back. I don't see this going away anytime soon, irrespective of what happens on 2 November.
We're in this fight for the long haul until that a**hole (forgive the ungentlemanly language) is thrown out of the White House and the place .

Live Free or Have Some Sweet 'Tater Pie


I stumbled on a post over at Michelle Malkin's blog that had the logo/symbol/badge of the New Black Panther Party (above) and was taken by the motto:

FREEDOM OR DEATH

It struck me as being a little over the top, but then again, one of the Shabazz Brothers (I believe that would be the South Philly "Last Iota" Shabazz) comes off wrapped a little too tight, doesn't he?

But the motto reminds me a little of George Carlin's wonderful license plate rant:


"Famous Potatoes" seems a little more soothing and too bad Leonard and Felicia Bernstein ("..STYNE"!) aren't around to throw them a party. Maybe it's why their so pissed off? I dunno.

Anyway, as far as product branding goes, I guess we can take comfort in the fact that it's the NEW Black Panther Party. You know like "New and Improved Tide" or "New Colgate toothpaste -- guaranteed to kill halitosis dead with just one brushing", I guess one brush with these guys and crackers and/or their offspring get killed as well?

..anyway, there's the dinner bell; Mrs War Planner has just taken the sushi off the fire and I don't want to let it get cold.

Wishes for peace from a former cracker baby.

UPDATE: This from a HillBuzz commenter, Hungry4Food, provides this chilling interleaving of "One Iota" Shabazz and the Pantload's reading of one of his dreary, narcissistic tomes:


..Parenthetically, The HillBoyz went through the same disenfranchisement we now feel at a time when we laughed at them and rejoiced in the discomfort that the once-reviled Hillary Clinton experienced at the hands of this lying, dissembling, incompetent, racist POTUS thug.

Yeah, that's right folks. They were the first folks to get hit by this freight train and we stood by and laughed. Now, they have thoughtfully and forcefully become our allies and we do them ill if we ignore them again.Besides they are dear, sensitive people who -- like us -- only want the best for this country.

July 9, 2010

Dutch Treat..

Being a Child of the Sixties, I remember visiting many of my hippie friends pads -- they call them cribs today -- and seeing principally two art books on the coffeee tables of their abodes. the first was usually a compendium of Frank Frazetta's other-worldly works works and the other was a collection of the phanasmagorically mind-boggling offering of M. C. Escher.

Well, I was skimming other sites and stumbled across one of The Other McCain's recent posts wherein he had a picture of a Lego recreation of Escher's work entitled Relativity:


It seems that the Lego folks have actually done in three dimensions what Escher would do in two. His work is below:


Now the art of the situation, if you will, is to determine which is the harder feat, Escher's original conception of a the folks walking up/down the actual rendering stairs or the "real thing".

Frankly, I admire the Legos effort -- having been a dad whose sons had a huge bin for the little snap-together bricks -- and that part of me gets the urge to go out and get some and attempt to do this for myself. (Alas, the vast horde of Legos went the way of the old baseball cards,the HO railroad set, and other cast-off remnants of childhood/fatherhood.)

But, far cheaper is to get one of those wonderful publications of Escher's work and pore over them. I present some below and, while I am partial to his rendering of familiar objects -- buildings, water ducts, mirrored globes, etc. each of his works are the product of one of the most adroit graphic artists the world has seen.


Self Portrait


Drawing Hands


The Monkey-Man Mirror

..and personal favorite..


The Waterfall

..and, yes, the waterfall does feed itself. Stare at it a while and you will see. I guess it's why my hippie buddies in the Sixties got the book: they saved a ton of dough on drugs.

July 8, 2010

Boxer has (quelle surprise) a bad hair day..

Drudge linking a story from Reuters that Box-o-Rocks Boxer (scummy old bag pictured over there on the right) is having YET ANOTHER bad hair day:

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer's edge over Republican challenger Carly Fiorina has dwindled to 3 points as she seeks re-election in November, with more Californians now holding an unfavorable view of the three-term senator, a poll released on Thursday showed.

Boxer, who once held a 30-point lead over Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard and a political novice, is now ahead by a margin of only 47 percent to 44 percent, the Field Poll found.

One of President Barack Obama's staunchest allies who has become a powerful liberal voice in the Senate since she was first elected in 1992, Boxer is facing her toughest challenge yet, as a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment sweeps the nation.

There are two really, really cool things about this:

(1) Carly hasn't even warmed up yet and..

(2) ..every time there's a story about this old crone, they always run an impossibly ugly picture of her that I get to add to my collection.

You think the vitriol here has been heavy? Just wait until we get in to the heat of the race. It is going to be a veritable blogging field day unloading on her and Governor Moonbeam in August, September, and October. Jeez-us! I hope a few of her hired trolls make it over there! Better yet, I think I'll go hunting them down!

BRING. IT. ON.

NOvember!

UPDATE: Speaking about pics of ugly broads, seems someone ought to tell Babs to get in touch with the Warners people for some headlight covers:

July 7, 2010

Wedded bliss in the Muslim world..

Offered to me by my good friend and former USAF B-36 RDO, Major Joe Di Mento, a group Muslim wedding picture..


..Joe says he hopes that each groom manages to go home with the correct table cloth.

Chill out, dude..

Anyone else out there think this guy should switch to decaf?

July 5, 2010

Blame bush? Go ahead, make my day..

I was looking at FNS this evening -- Dana Perino, whom I adore, was hosting for Greta Van Sustern -- and they brought up the Bush tax cut expiration this coming December.

Oooooh baby! It ain't getting any easier for Big Chief Wee-Wee, is it? If he lets them expire, he faces the prospect of having the Republicans make an issue of it and, if they are in control, put up a bill to extend them (with a smidge of sympathetic Dem help) and he is faced with vetoing it. If he does and the economy stays bad or really tanks, then he is toast.

But if he passes it or engineers an extension and the economy improves, then people will get the fact that his and Pelosi's policies are a failure and the GOP had it right all along.

Like RoboCop said, "Your move, creep!"

UPDATE: The Illustrated Conservative has lent substance and detail to this post, for example:

  • # Personal income tax rates will rise. The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed).
  • # The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%
  • # The 25% bracket rises to 28%
...

Gallup: Pantload sinks..

Although it's hard to read the graph, it certainly is easy to see that Obama's numbers have been suffering in the Daily Gallup from the graph below:


Here are the hard numbers from the end of May until now (Date, Approve, Disapprove):

"May 29-Jun 1, 2010,50,44"
"May 30-Jun 2, 2010,49,45"
"Jun 1-3, 2010,48,45"
"Jun 2-4, 2010,46,47"
"Jun 3-5, 2010,45,47"
"Jun 4-6, 2010,47,44"
"Jun 5-7, 2010,45,46"
"Jun 6-8, 2010,47,45"
"Jun 7-9, 2010,44,48"
"Jun 8-10, 2010,45,48"
"Jun 9-11, 2010,44,48"
"Jun 10-12, 2010,46,46"
"Jun 11-13, 2010,48,45"
"Jun 12-14, 2010,49,44"
"Jun 13-15, 2010,49,43"
"Jun 14-16, 2010,46,44"
"Jun 15-17, 2010,45,46"
"Jun 16-18, 2010,45,46"
"Jun 17-19, 2010,48,45"
"Jun 18-20, 2010,49,44"
"Jun 19-21, 2010,48,45"
"Jun 20-22, 2010,45,46"
"Jun 21-23, 2010,45,46"
"Jun 22-24, 2010,45,45"
"Jun 23-25, 2010,46,46"
"Jun 24-26, 2010,45,46"
"Jun 25-27, 2010,46,46"
"Jun 26-28, 2010,46,45"
"Jun 27-29, 2010,46,45"
"Jun 28-30, 2010,47,45"
"Jun 29-Jul 1, 2010,49,44"
"Jun 30-Jul 2, 2010,47,46"
"Jul 1-3, 2010,46,45"

..and while the numbers are susceptible to noise, plainly the lines are converging and, like Rasmussen, there will be a point where the Approval will cross over the Disapproval forever and then it's sayonara. (By the way, Gallup has a cool button on that page that allows you to download a .csv file of the hard numbers. If you don't know what a .csv file is, then you probably would not be interest in the hard numbers anyway.)

If I recall correctly, Gallup is among those polls who oversample in one category or another and, a while ago, Rush Limbaugh claimed it oversampled blacks to keep Obama's numbers high.

..no matter how thin you slice the baloney, if I am a president who's Rasmussen and Gallup were in the forties with a midterm election coming up, I am not going to be having my aides booking tee times for me.

..but then again.

UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive. Weasel Zippers has a very recent post about Obama and Bush and black voters. Here's the clip:


Past-Fourth good news..

..is that foreign Coney Island hot dog champion -- Takeru Kobyashi -- was NOT the champ this year because of a contract dispute. You cannot know what delight this brings to me and Mrs War Planner, of Japanese descent, who weary every year of seeing this tube-steak-sucking idiot strut his stuff in front of Nathan's.

Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi (tah-KEH'-roo koh-bah-YAH'-shee) has been freed after a night in a New York jail over a hot dog scuffle.

Kobayashi wore a black T-shirt bearing the message "Free Kobi" as he pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn on Monday to charges of obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

He had jumped onstage after Sunday's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island that he sat out because of a contract dispute.

Contract dispute? You need a contract now to eat wieners competitively? I guess that makes it consensual and all that.

Well, if he gets things squared away and enters again, then maybe we'll have the pleasure of seeing him explode after he consumes the 58th dog.

..and pathos and a call to arms.

Just as Woodsterman's wonderful anecdote roused you to laughter, this poignant piece posted at No Sheeples Here will summon a tear to the eye. It is beautiful and evocative.


I also want to broach a subject and solicit your assistance. I was reading an article this morning posted over at The Las Vega Review-Journal, "Barack Obama: The great jobs killer" and with interesting commentary also put up at The Illustrated Conservative.

A comment caught my eye by a benighted soul rejoicing in the name “ray.gun” and spouting the usual drivel about Bush and the Republicans destroying the economy and Obama having to rebuild it:

ray.gun wrote on July 05, 2010 08:14 AM:

facts are funny things. in the face of the worst economic crisis since the depression, corporate profits since obama took office have soared 40 percent, and the stock market, despite the recent slump, has risen more than 27 percent. to write an op-ed ignoring these facts is as silly as ignoring how under bush we were losing 750,000 jobs a month.

I attempted to respond to this rancid bilge water but tired of the “register-login-comment” cycle and moved on.

Now, in all fairness, I see this guy, Ray.Gun, as a deluded lib desert-rat, not unlike the Cousin Eddie character played by Randy Quaid replete with the metal plate in the head and overcome by atomic desert testing radiation.

But, we need to have a link -- or a series of URLs -- to counteract such unreferenced prevarications and distortions. Many of you who stop by are bloggers and scourers of the internet and I solicit your recommendations and references.

Just like I hoped to build a site logging all of Obama's nicknames, I hope to do something like this so that when you run into your own renditions of Cousin Eddie, you'll have a one-stop-shopping link to point these twits to.

So, its it a deal? Keep those cards and letters coming, folks!

Monday morning humor..

What's so funny about this lady attempting to bet on the bus? Well, you'll just have to go over to Woodsterman's site to get your Monday morning jollies.


..believe me, it will be worth it.

July 4, 2010

Drive by..

This is a cruel, mean-spirited rant I wanted to give voice to because these wicked thoughts come to me every time I read something by Peggy Noonan about how Obama has fallen off stride in her estimation.

Peggy Noonan? Isn’t she that old bag lady that lives on a steam grate outside the Sam Rayburn building, knocking back paper-bagged bottles of Sneaky Pete and telling everyone who passes that she used to be a contendah?

She had her chance — as did her fellow traveler, George Will. They coulda pulled the trigger on this fraud in the White House and his clown troupe; they coulda smothered him in the cradle. Instead, they crafted their hosannas to him and became enablers, attendees to his little Georgetown dinner soirees, and certifiable Obama bum-osculators..

..only now to try to reinstate themselves in our good graces by ineffectually nipping at his heels with their carping.

Your old news, Peggy babes. Accept the small change from the passers by, take a another slug of the cherry brandy, and try to get yourself to a shelter once in a while for a shower; you’re beginning to reek.

UPDATE: For the benefit of two of my cherished visitors: Opus and Bastiatarian and for interlopers in general, I thought perhaps I was being a little harsh on her last night and would feel differently in the morning..

..I don't.

A couple of year's ago, hearing of how she and Will went to that Georgetown dinner party with Obama after Noonan had eschewed McCain and backed Obama sent me over the top.

One does not insist on blind party loyalty and -- to be sure McCain came with a lot of warts -- but 48% percent of us saw that The Pantload was incapable of handling the responsibilities of an executive position. Many of us are less intelligent and less educated -- and less worldly -- than Noonan and Will and yet we were not hoodwinked. If it is their job to inform and express an opinion then we should exact a toll for their doing so and that should be an expectation of some degree of prescience. If they missed this call so badly, then why should we give them any credibility?

No, it is my fondest wish that this woman lose her readership and be cast out of a position where she can so terribly infect the minds of others. Basically, the inside-the-beltway types suck in my book.

"When in the Course of Human Events.."


Here is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence. The original spelling and capitalization have been retained.


Declaration of Independence
(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)
The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

"Headed in the right direction.."

..my left butt-cheek!

From Hot Air! commenter, "No Niks", a.k.a. RobtKraft, an absolutely stunning visual summary of The Pantload's effect on America:



..you younger whelps have to trust me as a person who sat through Carter's infamous "Malaise Speech" real time: Obama's reign will go down in history (except in the minds of those pointy-headed academicians who put him at number 15 ahead of Reagan) as a failed presidency.

God help us all.

July 3, 2010

Co-opted from The Illustrated Conservative site, the root article about Daley and the other Chicago butt wipes who apparently got all worked up about the SCOTUS pissing on their little handgun regulation (emphasis added):

CHICAGO – The Chicago City Council on Friday approved what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the nation, but not before lashing out at the Supreme Court ruling they contend makes the city more dangerous because it will put more guns in people's hands.

The new ordinance bans gun shops in Chicago and prohibits gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or in their garages, with a handgun. It becomes law in 10 days, Corporation Counsel Mara Georges said.

The vote comes just four days after the high court ruled Americans have the right to have handguns anywhere for self-defense — a ruling that makes the city's 28-year-old ban on such weapons unenforceable.

"I wish that we weren't in the position where we're struggling to figure out a way in which we can limit the guns on our streets and still meet the test that our Supreme Court has set for us," said Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, minutes before the council voted 45-0 to approve the ordinance
.

These petulant city councilmen (45 of them?) thought they would show the SCOTUS some disdain by severely limiting the usage of handguns in one of the most inartfully crafted gun restriction bills around. I am no attorney let alone a constitutional scholar, but I don't think you can restrict a right, can you? I mean, isn't that kind of like syaing to someone they have the right of free speech but cannot take that right to the street and not even out to the front porch or garage?

What. A. Crock.

In response, let's see if I can make possibly the most offensive and repugnant comment one could possibly make on this subject -- to any of the liberal, bleeding-heart, wimpy, handwringers who may stop by here.

Anyway, you know you've arrived when you spend the evening in the garage cleaning guns with your son as I did with "Lance" -- my 20-year-old E-3 USMC reservist son -- who was taking his dad to school on firearms, reloading, cleaning and maintenance, and facts in general about things that go bang and make holes in bad people.

He told me that he will be saving his reserve pay for a Sig this Winter.

I told him that would be a foolish move since he has a loving father, Christmas on 25 December, and his birthday on the following January 6th. He does not know how much fun it's going to be for me to go shopping with him for that pistol. My only regret is that we cannot be doing it in Chicago just to give a big Foxtrot Uniform to Daley and that scummy crowd.

..also, I just started gathering the parts for my AR-15: optics, bull barrel, and an MOA the size of Schwarzenegger's nuts. I want a tack-driver that reaches out and touches a felon's heart at 300 yards -- even with a sclerotic old ex-USAF officer at the controls.

So, there, Daley and you peter-pumping city council members, restrict this:

Hits and misses..

Once more, a treacherous work schedule and my innate bad manners conspire to delay an expression of gratitude and joy at meeting one of our lot. I had a fantastic time sharing my experiences and opions with Lipton T. Bagg of the Viewed from the Right blog. Of course that's not his real name, it's a sobriquet, a nom de plume, an alias. But the soul behind that is solid, interesting, and well worth knowing.

That said, it is through the most obscene stroke of fortune that he and I are a veritable stone's throw apart form each other; even more exciting that we are both proximate to my favorite watering hole Silky Sullivan's.

(Hey, Lipton, it's got its own web site!)

I moved to Fountain Valley, California from up near Cypress, California about 18 years ago and, truth be told, my reasons for purchasing my current domicile included the fact that it was walking distance from Silky's. Although I have availed myself of that convenience only one -- a St Patrick's Day bask where Old Betsy was left in the lot and I used Shank's Mare to return to the domicile. Interesting story, that. Remind me to tell you some time.

But I digress.

Anyway, we enjoyed a couple of hours out of the blazing Southern California sun and searing afternoon 72 degree temperatures, sipping beer, talking politics and swapping tales of our misspent military careers..

..well, mine, anyway. You see, from all accounts and reaching behind the modesty, Lipton was a hero, a veteran who gave of himself to help his comrades in service to their country. But I am not sure how much he would like me to share with you so I will leave it at that. You want to find out more, then let's get together, knock back a few Guinesses, and chew the fat.

Anyway, in the course of our conversation, LTB tipped me to a bloggers convention in Las Vegas and the end of this month which excites me no end. So now I am busy getting un-busy for that soiree; it'd be excellent rubbing elbows with the luminaries and common folk of a like. Needless to say, it would get us charged up for the final sprint this Fall.

As LTB threatened over on his site, Opie of MAInfo.com, LCR, and a number of other bloggers are within hailing distance of us here in SoCal and it would be also good to get together face-to-face once in awhile.

..developing.

July 2, 2010

Blago Love-Fest..

Data dump from the Blago trial:


Nothing really new here, just good to listen to someone else vent about The Pantload -- especially a Democrat.

(Courtesy Michelle Malkin.)

There is a sign post up ahead..

..you are entering the Twilight Zone:



By the way, the viddy comes up with the label "Pelosi Unemployment". Now that's change I'd hope for.

UPDATE: Speaking of change, the Rasmussen D.T. has given a sure sign that Obama's heading in the right direction -- even though the economy is not:

July 1, 2010

A clear and present danger..

Senator LeMieux dresses down the POTUS for his dereliction of duty over the oil spill in some of the most clear, uncluttered and unambiguous language to date. His invention of the "Katrina Standard" is sure gonna leave a mark.



UPDATE: Salient quote from the Hot Air thread that I got the viddy from (emphasis added):

Let’s face it. Four of the five affected states are cracker-white states that will go red whatever he does. With Florida, he’s gambling that he can shill to Hispanics, transplanted New Yorkers, and Jews.

Why pass up the opportunity to highlight an oil catastrophe and to kill an industry so that he can redistribute wealth through cap-and-trade?

Have you noticed how quiet environmentalists have been during the past 10 weeks? They’re quite willing to sacrifice this region for the greater “good” of having a replacement for “Exxon Valdeez” and to promote this green nonsense.

If independent voters want reasonable fuel prices, they better get used to voting GOP in the 2010 and 2012 so that we can purge Democrats.

BuckeyeSam on July 1, 2010 at 9:38 AM

June 30, 2010

More Sex, Lies, and Videotape..

Well, the lies anyway. No sex or videotape.

In another stunning air-burst of stupidity, The Gold Showered One declares in a talk today that the recovery act worked or is working. But, for one, Allahpundit over at Hot Air! perforates that pretty pink balloon:

Oh, by the way: Not only is it entirely untrue that “every economist who’s looked at it said that the recovery [act] did its job,” but not even every Keynesian who’s looked at said it did its job. Click the image to watch.

Well, the Obama Fail Blog also chimes in with another chink in the armor for the Benighted One.


Now, it seems that the "D" word is being trotted out. Actually, that would be (in honor of the former Mrs War Planner's bra size) the "DD" word:


..and, no, that does not refer to Obama and Biden.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape..

My good friend -- and fellow blogger -- who kicked me out of the nest and told me to fend (well..blog) formyself), CJ over at The Illustrated Conservative, is doing a series on The Sex Poodle.


..so what do I do to repay him? Why sure, I rip off one of his posts. But, I think that this might turn out to be one of those great sidebar events, this Gore story. Seems that the Portland police are re-opening the case and Byron York over at the Washington Examiner has been doing yeoman duty reporting the steamy details:

Gore said he was tired from travel and described in detail the massage he wanted. It included work on the adductor muscles, which are on the inside of the thighs. "I mentally noted that a request for adductor work is a bit unusual," the masseuse told police, because it can be "a precursor to inappropriate behavior by a male client."

Gore also requested work on his abdomen. When that began, "He became somewhat vocal with muffled moans, etc.," the masseuse recounted. Gore then "demand[ed] that I go lower." When she remained focused on a "safe, nonsexual" area, Gore grew "angry, becoming verbally sharp and loud."

The masseuse asked Gore what he wanted. "He grabbed my right hand, shoved it down under the sheet to his pubic hair area, my fingers brushing against his penis," she recalled, "and said to me, 'There!' in a very sharp, loud, angry-sounding tone." When she pulled back, Gore "angrily raged" and "bellowed" at her.

..so it seems it this sordid episode is getting to be a real bodice ripper. But, as I said to CJ, I can go with the the DNA results and the key witness, but sitting though a video of that tub-of-go enviro-fraud lying on a table, mountains of quivering flesh undulating in the dim hotel-room light, getting his getting his nether regions jollied by a purveyor of outcall is a little too intense for me.

Another revoltin' development..

One more thing -- this one somewhat longer, so get a sammich and a beer -- that is particularly troubling. It's an interesting segment and made more interesting in the fact that Megan Kelley (intelligent, articulate, and an attorney) does the interview and dissects the facts very adroitly.

Delicious moments..

I am nto a low-tech guy. I am a software developer (for over 40 years), an amateur radio operator (almost 40 years, continuously licensed), build and operate my own radios, design and build my own antennas, etc., etc.

..o.k., you get the idea.

But one aspect of this new technological age I simply haven't plugged into is this raging obsession that people have with cell phones. Rather than launch into a screed about etiquette, obnoxious, inconsiderate usage, and sop on, I thought I'd just let the clip below say it all for me. Sorry for the commercial, but CBS's gotta pay Dan Rather's pension and lawsuit settlement.



..marvelous!

"Back in the saddle again..

..out where a friend is a friend.."

Old Sack-o-Crap's Rasmussen D. T. ratings plunged a couple of days ago, but he's back riding high once again ready to open his mouth and start flappin' them lips and again make a run at the 20s.


There's a theory that The Pantload's numbers get more favorable over the weekend because of all the blissed-out libs who stay home and try to recapture their memories of the 60s. After ingesting the pharmaceutical of choice, they mellow out when the Rasmussen rep calls.

"Obaba? Oh wow! Fer sure, dude! Like he's the coolest. Let me check with my main squeeze here a minnet."

"Hey, Moon Woman, is that hatchet-assed guy in D.C. cool or what?"

"Yeah, she's busy makin' some tie-dye jock straps for me, but she agrees. Peace out, bro."

June 29, 2010

..another "Separated at Birth"..

Scooter does the great news stories and includes his own artwork. I heartily recommend you give a visit. What with Woodsterman and Scooter, there's a couple of arrows in your quiver guaranteed to keep up the laugh index.

Anyway, he did a piece tangentially relating to Elana Kagan and whipped up one of his masterpieces:


..which instantly reminded me of:


..neither one, of course, is as pulchritudinous as:


..nor as ugly as:


..as Kelsey Grammer said in Down Periscope, "God! I love this job!"

Finally?


Finally!
..thank you, you golf-playing sack of sh!t!

Courtesy of Hot Air!

NOvember 2010

UPDATE: Drudge ran with a link to this story about how The Sack-of-Crap-in-Chief is attending meetings and is -- apparently -- still ducking issues at 70 days out:

In the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama today summoned a bipartisan group of over 20 senators to the White House to push for energy and climate change legislation.

But one thing the President did not want to talk about at the meeting was the BP disaster, a Republican source told ABC News. And that, the source said, led to a pointed exchange with GOP senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee.

“The priority should be fixing the oil spill,” Alexander told the President, according to the source. “That's what any meeting about energy should be about.”

But when Alexander tried to interject the BP leak into the meeting, the source said, the President told the senator, “That’s just your talking point.”

Retorted Alexander, “No, it’s my opinion.”

The exchange illustrates the difficulty in getting any comprehensive energy and climate change bill passed by the Senate this year. Various proposals are floating around the Hill, but to date no bill has managed to gain enough support to get it past the 60-vote threshold. Republicans are adamantly against cap and trade proposals or any measure that puts a “price on carbon.”

This guy is a piece of work. The 800-pound gorilla in the room is defecating in the punch bowl and this guy has his head buried in the sand, said The War Planner, murdering metaphors.

I am getting the feeling that maybe this guy is not as stupid as he acts; he's just tone-deaf and has a set agenda. I guess this is how they do it in Chicago. You know, like the SCOTUS handing the Chicago handgun ban a stunning defeat and having that tool of a mayor proclaim that he was still going to pursue another handgun ban.

New Arizona Flag..

Bill Preston strikes (sorry for the pun) again..


Oh, and as long as we're on the subject of Arizona, I think I have fallen in love. (But please do not tell Mrs War Planner!)


Just offhand, I'd say Ms Gorman is going for the NRA/pro-gun vote as well. Courtesy of Allahpundit over at Hot Air.

June 28, 2010

Separated at birth?

Bill Clinton and Dr Gene Scott?




..just sayin'

Thirsting..



..thanks to Bill Preston out here in SoCal.

Senate Slumberland..

Offerred by a Hot Air! commenter and by another post over at Hot Air! itself, it sure looks like the Dems are having a tough time staying awake



..if you ask me, it looks like Franken, Byrd, and Reid are all slumbering.

POTUS Groin-Kick; Byrd KKKicks bucket and other matters..

Boy, you go away a few days and things really begin to look up! we're talking SCOTUS Chicago (Chicago!) handgun ban reversal, the G20 deficit reduction groin kick meted out to The Clueless One, and the Dems losing their quintessential hypocrite and past KKK Kleegle. By the way, did you know that, if you Google "kleagle", the very first link is Byrd's Wikipedia link.



..somewhere there are a few bedsheets with holes in them who are missing an owner.

June 24, 2010

The War Planner(and Califiornia?) sobering up..

Actually both are probably a misstatement, but here is a nice way to start the day, courtesy of Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air!. Seems like the bloom is (finally) off the rose even in San Francisco as this KPIX news flash reports:



These local news commentators are so-o-o-o-o totally clues living in their own little Bay Area echo chamber.

"..I think his numbers were so high initially that any drop.."

..yeah, lady, keep f**king that chicken.

June 23, 2010

Not just for breakfast anymore..

Thanks to my good work bud Russ and my U.K. neighbor, Tim, across the street, I got turned on to single-malt whiskey after years of choking down throat-searing blended Scotch whiskey. The dirty little secret is, no matter how cheap a single malt is, it seems to be smoother than whatever any vendor purveys at any bargain rate. Having cultivated a love for Irish and Gaelic music, I had dwelt in the fuzzy halcyon world of Bushmills and Jamesons, but they proved to be too harsh for my taste. I also once almost got into a cock-up in an IRA-sympathetic Irish bar in South San Francisco because I ordered Bushmills when the IRA prefer Jameson's.

Now that's pretty serious: having your throat slit because you chose the wrong whiskey.


It seems the Scots just seem to care about economy and making something smooth when they do it themselves. It's when they get together that they have troubles. Otherwise, how can you explain the liquid sandpaper quality of all but the most expensive blended Scotch whiskey?

Anyway, this is a huge digression -- if not a rambling blather. I guess what I was working up to is my absence from the controls for the next four days; I am headed to the hills to engage in Amateur Radio's annual excursion onto the world of emergency preparedness: Field Day. It's a 24-hour contest devoted to the proposition that we hams can set up and operate in the wilderness or under emergency conditions to support disasters and catastrophes -- pro bono -- with our equipment and expertise. We did this after Katrina, you know? That's right. When all of your grotty civilian cell towers and sat phones took the pipe, amateur radios operators -- stiffs like me on 20 an 40 meters -- were delivering vital traffic to the outside world. Believe it.

Here was my set-up last year; this year figures to be more of same.


So, yours truly and other who suffer from a similar dementia will be out in the wilds of the San Gabriel Mountains in back of Southern California attempting to make CW contacts and otherwise taking what the gods of the ether and the sunspot cycle hand to us.

..we hear six meters is going to be pretty good this year; a lot of double-hop Qs perhaps. Nonetheless, we will be there, pounding brass and howling at the moon.

The connection to Glennfiddich you ask? well, you don't think I am going to do this powered by Sapporo alone do you?

GRATUITOUS DIG: I have mentioned previously that I don't like the terminally self-referential Bill O'Reilly because he is a mealy-mouthed bookie, just getting his numbers by playing both sides against the middle. The guy is a nutless, poseur who could have pulled the trigger on Obama back in 2008 when he interviewed him. But like the Bag Lady, Peggy Noonan, and that senile, zwieback-gumming, baseball-following, old dementoid, George Will, he is another RINO MSM sell-out and Obama bum-osculator. These people will be consigned to the nether regions come the revolution, comrades.

Anyway, here is turd-bag O'Reilly -- in earlier years sporting a rug -- losing big time it because he could not decode the hieroglyphics his staff scribbled on the teleprompter. It's called schadenfreude folks: the delight in seeing your enemies in their agony.



.sure hope none of you out there post any of my meltdowns on You Tube.

73 es 88 es dit dit..

Ups and downs..

Here's some stuff for all of the pointy-headed slide-rule jockeys out in the audience. Three pretty depressing graphs from BLS courtesy of Captain Capitalism:






ANd, of course another steaming load of good news for the Pantload and his clown troupe: Home sales crater 33% in May. Trend lines rising out of sight or disappearing beneath the waves from 2008 on..

..just sayin'

Failure IS an option..


Remembering The Obama Presidency - one failure at a time.

Tim, over at LCR responded to an e-mail I sent wondering if we bloggers should mount an effort to catalog the massive and almost uncountable failures this regime is rolling up. Some administrations go days -- even weeks -- without a hitch in their gitalong. Hell, even Carter's star-crossed presidency saw yawning gaps between their
trips, stumbles, and falls.

An it's-come-to-this digression: I was in the midst of a single malt reverie last night thinking back in a mis-spent early middle age and reminiscing about the soon-to-be 80s under Ronald Reagan and I viddied a flashback to the Carter years. In that instant, I realized that if I had a choice between Carter and Obama, I would take Carter -- hostage crisis, screwing up the military, atrocious (but not disastrous) economic policies, misery index, cardigan-wearing-advocacy, 55-mph speed limits, flailing away at killer rabbits, disco (not Carter's fault), the works -- over the hatchet-assed, bumbling, lying, slimy, leftist, turd-sucking, golf-playing, ass-kicking, oil-spilling, skinny, metrosexual incompetent POTUS we now have.

Anyway, ten years from now, after that a**hole is but a distant memory, we will still be recovering from our hangovers and fighting off the few in the knee-pad media who will make it a project to try to roll the stone away from the tomb and resurrect this piece of crap as the first knee-grow POTUS, with all of the sentimental trappings, distortions, misrepresentations, and historical adjustments, etc.


Anyway, I thought we needed a contemporaneous record of the events that have (mis-)shaped these four years. LCR said it's a good idea but a great start has been made by The Obama Fail Blog and, after looking at it, I tend to agree.I will be linking to this and heartily recommend you stop over and visit. I don't see provisions for comments on the site but -- at second thought -- this is probably a good thing. The author probably wants to post the actual events/articles/viddies and other remnants of the latest screw-up uncluttered by the inane remarks we would be making.

On a similar note, Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air! runs his Obamateurism series: one per day of his own nomination and the Sunday edition which he puts up for a public vote (to the catcalls from commentators crying for an "all of the above" option). I regularly dump a remark into the maw about Ed making up a coffee table book from these; something I'd gladly pay for on 21 January 213.

..I just hope The Obama Fail blog can keep up; over the last few days, the regime's clank-ups have been coming two- to three-per-day. Maybe Ed's coffee-table Obamateurism book will be more like a set of Encyclopedia Britannicas by the time 2013 rolls around.

Exit Query: With apologies to Allahpundit, I wonder if, afgter he leaves office, the Pantload will have a shield made up saying "Office of the Ex-President"?