May 30, 2011

Thank you, Ogie..

At UCLA back in the day, I was blessed to have a great roomie and fraternity brother -- Terry Ogami -- who could party til dawn and still make his eight o'clocks. Sadly, Terry's GPA attracted the attention of the local draft board and he ended up in what he liked to call "The Asshole of the World".

Also more sadly, Ogie caught it during a VC ambush in Quang Tri on February 20th, 1968 trying to draw fire while rescuing some buds. He was about two months short of rotating back to the world as the idiom of the day describes it.

His little corner of this heroes' realm is here:

I still miss him -- especially each Memorial Day and each eleventh of November. God bless you and keep you, Terry.


May 27, 2011

Remembering Memorial Day..

My friend at work, Dave, whose father was a bombardier during WWII (mine was a fighter pilot) makes this simple request: that you watch this stirring video and remember those wonderful men and women of that great generation.

Above is a screen snippet of that. It's on You Tube, but I wanted to honor Dave and his friend's request by referring you to the actual link so you would go there yourself:

God bless and keep those who fought and died for this country. God bless and preserve who are fighting for her now and in the future.


Liberal math..

Ever wonder why liberals over spend OUR money? Take a gander at how the piece of crap that foisted off The Meathead Tax on California helps Archie bunker square his obligations:

For that matter, ask yourself honestly whether the limp-membered GOP will be able to stand up to the Dems November-after-next.

..I didn't think so either.


May 23, 2011

The War Planner's pet troll..

Lately we've been visited here by an an anonymous troll -- Sewage is his name as I recall -- who had no profile nor blog to track back to. So, sparing no expense, I hired a private dick (watch it, bub!) and tracked him back to his lair.

Seems he is a denizen of the Malphrus Cameron Village, North Carolina storm system and does stand-up in his spare time. So, without further adieu, please give a warm, slimy  welcome to the one the only Sewage..

..he'll be here all week; try the veal and don't forget to tip your waitresses.


May 22, 2011

Triangulation on Mittens in 2012..

It's a bit of a stretch with some 17 months to go and we're currently in the political equivalent of the earth cooling period with algae and slime to form, animals to emerge from the sea, dinosaurs to walk the land, followed by Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon, Hammarubi, the pharaohs, Ceasers, all the way up to Michael Jackson and Barack Obama..

..but in the upcoming days, the history of the 2012 presidential race will start whizzing by at blinding speed.

So, herewith -- while to primordial ooze is coagulating -- is a questionable prediction of where we will be on that firts Monday evening in November 2012:

It's gonna be Mitt Romney versus The Pantload.

I came to this revelation based on, well, my customary Sunday evening Glennfiddich-induced haze and after perusing a Hot Air Headlines post entitled "With Daniels out, it’s Romney’s election to lose" and this brace of comments zapped me:

If Obama is the Dem candidate, I’m voting against him.
Simple as that.
profitsbeard on May 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM

This. Hate to say it but if Romney’s the nominee, most on here will do the same, warts and all. That’s how bad Obama is.
LastRick on May 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I believe these sentiments to be sadly correct. Many of us dislike Mittens intensely but despise The Pantload and what his administration has done to this country much more. It is also a fact that there are many, many on the "near left" who, discontented with Obama's flummery, would cross over to vote for a Mittens but not do so for a Palin.

Hell, there are even those on the "far left" who might do the same "just to punish the Democrats".

If the Dems receive another thrashing in 2012 (i.e., lose the Senate), then they may retrun to some semblance of sanity and offer a decent candidate for president for a change and -- who knows? -- with the so-called strengthened conservative "farm system in place, Mittens himself might get primaried by a more conservative candidate in 2016.

..and there really is a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

ADDITIONAL, GRATUITOUS, SUNDAY NIGHT SOBER-UP SPECIAL:  The never-imitated, bone-crushingly funny Scooter, late of Scooter's Report, has set up camp in a dark, acrid seam of the internet entitled Big Hairy News replete with the wit and wisdom (and graphics) that made Scooter's report what it was. A sample:

While I fix the link over there on the side, you go to Big Hairy News and Hoover up such earthly delights and Joltin' Joe Biden "Jerkin the Gerkin" and "So your binkmate is a Bone Smoker" or Major Meat's Rump Ranger..

..don't ask, don't tell.


The Antithesis of Grace and Class..

"Listen to me, you skinny, egotistical, piece of crap, this is the way it is..
Been a busy week but not so busy that one cannot reel in the continued gaffes, missteps, and blunders of this Pantload POTUS and he segues from his Killed Osama football spiking vistory laps to the absolutely incautious, inartful, and inelegant speech to the Arab street virtually assuring them that he was on their side in their quest to return the status of Middle East nations to the pre-1967 situation where Israel was some 12 miles wide at one point.

If uttering these incredible words, he has virtually assured that no Middle East accords will accrue from his demented statesmanship and guaranteed that tensions will continue for years to come..

..or until we dump his ass out on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on 21 January 2013.

Personally, I thought the bitch-slapping he received at the hands of Bibi Netanyahu -- where he he remained motionless and stared petulantly as Bibi read him the riot act, was typical of this metrosexual, graceless, ego-maniacal asshole.

Throughout all of this, his egotism remains intact; at a speech in front of Leon Panetta and the assembled CIA at Langley, Virginia, he utters a speech in which the personal pronoun -- his favorite part of speech -- is uttered no less than 35 times:

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you all. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you very much, everybody. Well, thank you, Leon, and thank you, Jim.

When I chose Leon Panetta as Director of the CIA, I said he was going to be a strong advocate for this agency and would strengthen your capabilities to meet the threats of our time. And when I chose Jim Clapper as Director of National Intelligence, I charged him with making sure that our intelligence community works as one integrated team. That’s exactly what these two leaders have done, along with all of you.

So, Jim and Leon, thank you for your remarkable leadership, not just in recent weeks, but during the entirety of your tenure. You have done a great job. (Applause.)

This is my third visit here to Langley as President, and each of these visits has marked another milestone in our mission to protect the American people and keep our country safe.

On my first visit, just months after taking office, I stood here and I said that this agency and our entire intelligence community is fundamental to America’s national security. I said that I believed that your best days were still to come and I pledged that you would have my full support to carry out your critical work.

Soon after that visit, I called Leon into the Oval Office and I directed him to make the killing or capture of Osama bin Laden the top priority in our war to defeat al Qaeda. And he came back here, and you guys, who had already been working so hard on this issue, redoubled your efforts. And that was true all across the intelligence community.

My second visit, a year later, came under more somber circumstances. We gathered to pay tribute to seven American patriots who gave their lives in this fight at a remote post in Afghanistan. As has already been mentioned, their stars now grace this memorial wall. And through our grief and our tears, we resolved that their sacrifice would be our summons to carry on their work, to complete this mission, to win this war.

Today I’ve returned just to say thank you, on behalf of all Americans and people around the world, because you carried on. You stayed focused on your mission. You honored the memory of your fallen colleagues. And in helping to locate and take down Osama bin Laden, you made it possible for us to achieve the most significant victory yet in our war to defeat al Qaeda.

I just met with some of the outstanding leaders and teams from across the community who worked so long and so hard to make that raid a success. And I’m pleased today that we’re joined by representatives from all of our intelligence agencies, and that folks are watching this live back at all of those agencies, because this truly was a team effort. That’s not always the case in Washington. (Laughter.) But all of you work together every single day.

This is one of the few times when all these leaders and organizations have the occasion to appear together publicly. And so I thank all of you for coming -- because I think it’s so important for the American people to see all of you here today.

Part of the challenge of intelligence work is, by necessity, your work has to remain secret. I know that carries a heavy burden. You’re often the first ones to get the blame when things go wrong, and you’re always the last ones to get the credit when things go right. So when things do go right -- and they do more often than the world will ever know -- we ought to celebrate your success.

That’s why I came here. I wanted every single one of you to know, whether you work at the CIA or across the community, at every step of our effort to take out bin Laden, the work you did and the quality of the intelligence that you provided made the critical difference -- to me, to our team on those helicopters, to our nation.

After I directed that getting bin Laden be the priority, you hunkered down even more, building on years of painstaking work; pulling together, in some cases, the slenderest of intelligence streams, running those threads to ground until you found that courier and you tracked him to that compound. And when I was briefed last summer, you had built the strongest intelligence case against -- in terms of where bin Laden was since Tora Bora.

In the months that followed, including all those meetings in the Situation Room, we did what sound intelligence demands: We pushed for more collection. We pushed for more evidence. We questioned our assumptions. You strengthened your analysis. You didn’t bite your tongue and try to spin the ball, but you gave it to me straight each and every time.

And we did something really remarkable in Washington -- we kept it a secret. (Laughter and applause.) That’s how it should be.

Of course, when the time came to actually make the decision, we didn’t know for sure that bin Laden was there. The evidence was circumstantial and the risks, especially to the lives of our special operations forces, were huge. And I knew that the consequences of failure could be enormous. But I made the decision that I did because I had absolute confidence in the skill of our military personnel and I had confidence in you. I put my bet on you. And now the whole world knows that that faith in you was justified.

So just as impressive as what you did was how you did it. It was a tribute to your perseverance, your relentless focus and determination over many years. For the fight against al Qaeda did not begin on 9/11. Among you are veterans who’ve been pursuing these murderers for many years, even before they attacked our embassies in Africa and struck the Cole in Yemen. Among you are young men and women for whom 9/11 was a call to service. This fight has defined your generation. And on this wall are stars honoring all your colleagues and friends, more than a dozen who have given their lives in the fight against al Qaeda and its violent allies.

As the years wore on, others began to think that this terrorist might never be brought to justice. But you never quit. You never gave up. You pulled together across this agency and across the community.

No one piece of information and no one agency made this possible. You did it together -- CIA, National Security Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, everyone at ODNI and the National Counterterrorism Center. Folks across the country, civilian and military, so many of you here today.

And that’s exactly how our intelligence community is supposed to work, using every capability -- human, technical -- collecting, analyzing, sharing, integrating intelligence, and then acting on it.

That’s what made this one of the greatest intelligence successes in American history, and that’s why intelligence professionals are going to study and be inspired by your achievement for generations to come.

Now, make no mistake -- this is not over. Because we not only took out the symbol and operational leader of al Qaeda, we walked off with his files -- (laughter) -- the largest treasure trove of intelligence ever seized from a terrorist leader. Many of you now are working around the clock; you didn’t have much time to celebrate. We’ve got to analyze and evaluate and exploit this mountain of intelligence.

So today, every terrorist in the al Qaeda network should be watching their back, because we’re going to review every video, we are going to examine every photo, we’re going to read every one of those millions of pages, we’re going to pursue every lead. We are going to go wherever it takes us. We’re going to finish the job. We are going to defeat al Qaeda.

Even as we stay focused on this mission, we need you to stay nimble and flexible to meet the full range of threats to our security, from plots against our homeland to nations seeking weapons of mass destruction to transnational threats such as cyber criminals and narcotraffickers.

So I’m going to keep relying on you -- for your intelligence, the analysis that comes across my desk every single day. And 300-plus Americans are counting on you to stay a step ahead of our adversaries and to keep our country safe.

I have never been more proud or more confident in you than I am today -- not just because this extraordinary success, but because it reminds us of who we are as a people and as a nation. You reminded us that when we Americans set our mind to something, when we are focused and when we are working together, when we’re not worried about who’s getting the credit and when we stay true to our values, even if it takes years, there is nothing we cannot do.

That’s why I still believe in what I said my first visit here two years ago: Your greatest days are still to come. And if any of you doubt what this means, I wish I could have taken some of you on the trip I made to New York City, where we laid a wreath at Ground Zero, and I had a chance to meet firefighters who had lost an entire shift; police officers who had lost their comrades; a young woman, 14 years old, who had written to me because her last memory of her father was talking to him on the phone while her mother wept beside her, right before they watched the tower go down.

And she and other members of families of 9/11 victims talked about what this meant. It meant that their suffering had not been forgotten, and that the American community stands with them, that we stand with each other.

So most of you will never get headlines for the work that you do. You won’t get ticker-tape parades. But as you go about your work with incredible diligence and dedication every single day, I hope all of you understand how important it is, how grateful I am, and that you have the thanks of a grateful nation.

God bless you. And God bless the United States of America. Thank you.

ADDITIONAL MUSINGS: Somewhere in my last post on Bush, I picked up a troll -- Sewage or something like that was his name -- who seems to dwell on the reheated bleatings of the Bush=Hiltler crowd bereft of anything new of groundbreaking. Wonder what Sewage thinks about The Golden Boy in the White House now? 

Wonder if it's worth the effort to goad a nutless, impotent lib who does not have a blog of his own and seems to be without with or redeeming wisdom.

Probably not.


May 13, 2011

Definition of grace and class..

Rarely do I turn to ABC's George Stephanoupolis for anything regarding reportage or commentary, but this begs for your attention and screams for your comparison to the clods, clowns, and miscreants of the administration we have running the show in Washington today.

It is an interview with former POTUS George Bush and an additional segment with Condi Rice.

I won't expound on this any further so as to not detract from your viewing, but it is quintessentially Bush, graceful and unwilling to take the spotlight except to champion his latest cause, a 100-mile mountain bike ride across the dry, hot wasteland that is Southwest with our wounded and disabled warriors.

How classy was "W"? He even jibed the annoying Stephanoupolis.

It was nice to have the grown-ups running the store and I sincerely hope we can elect a new leader who will restore that modality to the White House.


May 10, 2011

Rules of Engagement - Part III

US Air Force Rules
1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what's on HBO.
4. Ask 'What is a gunfight?'
5. Request more funding from Congress with a 'killer' Power Point presentation.
6. Wine & dine ''key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets 'strategic' and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.
10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption.
..and still more..

Rules of Engagement - Part II

US Army Rules
1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3. Curse bitterly.
4. Curse bitterly.
5. Do not listen to 2nd lieutenants; they can get you killed.
6. Curse bitterly.

..there's more..

Rules of Engagement - Part I

Marine Corps Rules
1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a '4'.
7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)
9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot. be continued

May 9, 2011

Laugh of the day..

Thought you might enjoy this:

From 1LT Bill Preston of Squadron 68, USAF Auxiliary.


May 7, 2011

..keeping my hand in and getting my sea legs back..

Reverting to the original theme of this blog and my main passion:

..and sleeping off the mint juleps I imbibed on Derby Day.

(Who won?)

Also, the inimitable Steven Crowther comments on the recently released Osama videos:

Try his channel.


Obama cluess? Talk about Clueless!

Don't get me wrong here. Since ordering Osama killed, The Pantload and his Clown Troupe have turned that event's aftermath into a pig's breakfast. But I gotta cite a couple of clueless clods on our side of the fence for you all -- "Mittens" Romney and "Neutered" Gingrich.

Don't make any mistake here, I will be voting for either if they become the nominee of the GOP. Anybody -- ANEEE..BOD..EE put that sack of crap in the White House now. In fact, I would vote for a sack of crap before I'd vote for that sack of crap.

But these two charlatans gall me immensely.

Talk about 16 hours sleeping on a decision, Mittens turns into a virtual Rip Van Winkle before he comes out on the "me too" pronouncement against showing the photos of OBL's brain pan. Three days and God knows how many focus groups and polls later and this pile of Crisco makes up his mind?

Sure want this idiot's finger on the button if we need to go to war:

"Ummm. I think I was for showing the pics before I was against it."

(To be clear, I could give a flying crap whether they show the pics of not. I mean all of the Muslim Rage Boy's aren't gonna play nice with us anyhow.)

And, to make my day, I get a follow-up e-mail from the other Mr Indecisive about how he may just run for president if the winds are blowing right:

Note that he tells me to fork over some loot even though he hasn't decided yet. Tell you what, dip shit, you decide and then I'll make a contribution.. Herman Cain's campaign.

Also, these two idiots might consider showing up to a debate or two instead of thinking they can phone it in.


May 5, 2011


From a great post over at Hot Air by one of my all-time favorite commentators, Guy Benson, about how George W. Bush was vindicated with the recent offing of that terrorist scum and now festering lump of crab crap, OBL, a respondent turned me on to The Right Brothers and their in-your-face, unrepentant anthem "Bush Was Right"..

..unfortunately, they deny embedding of their You Tube videos so you have to scoot over there and look for yourself, but it is hot damn worth the trip, I guarantee! I got so stoked over a couple of their songs, I went to their site and bought their CDs and some t-shirts. Can hardly wait for casual Friday at my work.

Also, Guy Benson's post is absolutely super as well.
In short, Al-Kuwaiti’s existence was flagged by at least one Guantanamo Bay detainee, his role and pseudonym were confirmed by KSM and al-Libi, and his true identity was spilled by an Al Qaeda terrorist operating in Iraq.  It’s no exaggeration to assert that all three of these intelligence “strands” may never — or perhaps would never — have materialized absent the controversial Bush administration policies listed above.  These facts are not historical footnotes.  They eviscerate a number of core left-wing articles of faith, including the flawed notions that President Bush “took his eye off the [Al Qaeda/bin Laden] ball,” that Iraq was unrelated to the larger war on terror, and that EITs are not effective — not to mention the ongoing obsession with shuttering Gitmo.  As I conclude in the Townhall piece, Presidents Bush and Obama deserve significant credit for this massive accomplishment, and it would be intellectually dishonest to suggest otherwise

Like King Jester's seminal essay on The Pantload's paucity of visits to Ground Zero (see below), Benson's effort is a keeper. Cut it out, read it, memorize it, and use the facts to strip liberal loonies to the bone in arguments.


Obama goes to Ground Zero.. his handlers and spin machine would have you imagine it:

"..and we won't let those people who did this forget what I did here.."
..and as Mike Ramirez see it:

..more to come on The Pantload's incredible four day hack job of the taking down of OBL. It surely has become a target-rich environment. Let's start with the trip to GZ. I was going to write something, but so many have said/depicted it better than I could ever do. I call your attention to King Jester's seminal essay on M. T. Suit's excursions to the Big Apple:

Obama invited Former President George W. Bush to come with him today, but he declined, citing a wish to stay out of the spotlight.

Obama then invited Former President Bill Clinton, but he was unable to attend because of scheduling conflicts.

Do you see a pattern here?

Here's a visual summary of King Jester's assertions:

UPDATE: The Obama Fail blog -- one of my favorites -- has a very interesting video on the form letter that Obama's clown troupe sent out to gather an audience for his GZ sojourn. this piece of crap POTUS classy or what?


May 4, 2011

Obama Nixes OBL Exploded Brain Pan Pics..

..but is going with the images of the "tasteful burial ceremony" instead:

..somewhere in the Bering sea, there are thousands of Alaskan King Crabs going hungry.

Thanks to Nicky Goomba for these. Head on over there, he's got more.


Victory Lap or Wellstone Moment?

This salient comment from Hot Air from a post about "W" graciously declining an invite by the Pantload to share the podium with him at Ground Zero with him tomorrow:

He had three NYC fundraisers in April and didn’t bother to visit Ground Zero. This smells like a campaign event. Then again, what isn’t with him?
JammieWearingFool on May 3, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Several other points about Obama's role the OBL offing:
  • They knew that this day -- double-tapping of Bin Laden -- may have been coming for several months. So part of the planning must have included whether or how to release the pictures. I submit that the controversey is just to prolong the moment and keep the limelight on this rather than $4 gas, skyrocketing groceries, and flagging employment figures.
  • On the subject of procrastination, it seems that Obama needed a 16-hour nap before making the decision to go ahead. I'll give hi credit for the 40-man raid and not bombing the compound. There was a decided element of risk there, particularly when the one helicopter went down. But, he almost snoozed through this opportunity, according the London Daily Mail:
Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound.

Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound.

The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.

But the president stunned officials when he told a national security meeting that he wanted more time to think - and disappeared out of the room.

'I'm not going to tell you what my decision is now - I'm going to go back and think about it some more,' said Obama, according to the New York Times. He then added 'I'm going to make a decision soon.'

The head of the CIA and other senior intelligence officers who were keen to proceed were left tense as they waited for the president's decision.

But the next morning after 16 hours, Obama summoned four top aides to the White House Diplomatic Room. Before they could speak, the president put his fist on the table and declared 'It's a go'.
  • Despite his incessant back-patting, a lot of this country acknowledges Bush's policies and the military elements strengthened or put in place by Obama's predecessor played a large hand in turning OBL into crab feces at the bottom of the Arabian Sea.
  • Predictably, the polls were all over the map with the homers like CBS/NYT saying he's up 11. However, Rasmussen shows almost no bump. Whatever the numbers are, it is surprising that he did not scale higher and this will surely fade as the nation returns to the reality that this guy and his gang-that-except-for-one-shining-moment-couldn't-shoot-straight are in charge of non-business-as-usual.
  • Drudge's headline today is a bucket of cold water in the face of The Pantload, I am sure:

So, already the return to the ordinary, day-to-day worries as the euphoria fades. I mean, I am sure you all had great Christmases, but come 7:45 on December 26th, it's all behind us and the candy canes and carols are hollow reminders of the spirit that abided so plentifully the day before.

Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.


May 3, 2011


First there were "Birthers" -- the folks who beleive Obama was not born in America. Then there are the "Truthers" -- the clowns who believe that 9-11 was a phony, put-up/ job by either the Evil Booooosh being manipulated by Dick Cheney or the Jooooooooz. And now, there's the "Deathers" -- those guys who will go to their graves believing that OBL did not go to his.

I don't know where you come down on all of these; I am kinda at sea about the Kenyan thing (one of my most favorite disrespectful sobriquets for The Pantload is "Chimpy, the Kenyan") but know OBL brought down the Twin Towers and will bet a baked ham on the fact that we did bring down OBL.

I also believe that the Earth is round and that we did go to the moon several times. (Well, Thom Hanks and Kevin Bacon did. Gary Sinise caught the measles.) Also, I know for dead-solid-certain that O.J. killed Nicole and did not land on Mars.

So I am a pretty smart guy.

But one wonders how we will ever proves that Bin Laden caught a couple in the brain pan and is now cavorting with 72 virgin goats in a room in Paradise three doors down from Allah. The mantra will be to show 'em the pics but -- as Chris and The Conservative Lady demonstrated in my post yesterday -- even someone as intelligent as yours truly can be taken in by a good photo-shopper. (Is that anything like a K-Mart shopper?)

Well, if our POTUS, M. T. Suit, grows a pair and stops fretting over whether we should have used Ivory or Palmolive to scrub down that old towel heads remains or if we mumbled the right incantations over him before we deep sixed him off the U.S.S. Carl Vinson's fan tail with the rest of the ship's garbage, then we should be treated to a veritable smorgasbord of photographic treats showing a pre-moldering Osama. According to a breathless account of the evidence on hand from The 1600 Report, the inventory is pretty extensive, including a security leak treasure trove and an OBL Farewell Album:

From CNN’s National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin

A Senior US Official tells CNN 10 hard drives, 5 computers and more than 100 storage devices which includes discs, DVDs and thumb drives were taken from the compound.

The senior us official also says the White House received 3 sets of photos yesterday. The photos included:

1. Photos of OBLs body at a hangar after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.

2. Photos from the burial at sea on the USS Carl Vinson. Photos of OBL before the shroud was put on and then wrapped in the shroud.

3. There are photos of the raid itself that include photos of the two dead brothers, one of OBLs dead son (adult adolescent, maybe approx 18 yrs old) and some of the inside scene of the compound.

The official says the challenge is that the picture that includes the most recognizable image of OBLs face – from the hangar in Afghanistan – is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for, say, the front page of the newspaper. On the other hand, this is the one that is most identifiable as him.

Front page of a newspaper? Hell, get me a decent negative of that shot, and I'll start a campaign to buy up billboard space all along I-80 between San Francisco and Omaha.

To quote "W": "Bring it on!"


May 2, 2011

A Face in the Crowd

Sorry to return to political hackery so soon after OBL got catapulted off the fantail of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, but the patriotic buzzkill by the likes of Kieth Olberdouche's understudy at [P]MSNBC, Laurence O'Donnell, and others on the left have harshed my mellow, dude. So, I guess they're making hay while the sun shines and hoping it will be enough to feed the livestock for the next 18 months.

Well, as long as we're getting catty, The POTUS got up in front of the press and beat his chest about how he pulled the string on OBL -- like some latter-day Jack Ryan in Executive Orders -- from deep inside the underground bunker with his minions at his side. You know, watching it live like it's some steaming feature fresh off of Net Flix.

Problem with that is the pic they released to the press of our beloved, clear-eyed  leader and the assembled throng:

"Someone get me a beer and some popcorn and Milk Duds for Joe here?"

Is it me, or does he look like the janitor someone invited in to see the show just to be polite?

O.K., enough snarkiness for one night. Take that Larry O 'Donnell.

UPDATE: Naw, I ain't going that quietly. Anybody else look at the pictures inside that compound and think what i was thinking? You know, like OBL was living in some crack house or one of those flop stoips used by coyotes to dump illegal immigrants after they make it across the border?

You'd think that, with all his millions, he'd do a little better than that. I mean, maybe a Holiday Inn or he could have at least asked Tom Bodette to leave the light on for him.

Still, I guess it's better than a cave or sleeping out in under the stars among the ants and goat turds.

Get Some!

Get some! Get Some!

With apologies to those of you out there with sensitive stomachs and doing my part to help this go viral, here's a supposed photo of OBL starting his dirt nap:

"Cue the virgins and somebody rustle me up a BLT.."
Courtesy comment-poster Esthier on Hot Air.

UPDATE: Thanks to Christopher and The Conservative Lady, I was apprised of the fact that the previous picture was a photo-shopped fake. But a little diligence on my part turned up the actual photo above. Ain't it a beaut?

Thanks Chris and C.L.; I was uncomfortable about the image of the original anyway.

UPDATE: Hot new hit drink is the OBL Martini: two shots and a splash!



UBL is room temperature thanks to a Navy SEAL team and CIA paras. Words don't come easily at the moment. Let's let the USNA Commandant tell us his feelings: can debate all you want about Obama's role in this. I'll give him credit for doing the deed, continuing Bush's policies, keeping Gitmo open (and thereby allowing the intel to be harvested), and, thankfully, and not letting the military get so weak that we would have had a tragic breakdown in the desert like Carter's military did in that aborted hostage rescue attempt.

..but, I hope he has the good sense to shut up about this and not try to Hoover up any more glory for himself than he actually deserves.