June 7, 2011

Weinergate II

Sorry, this post is the best I can do:


I am too busy with my job, my family responsibilities, mowing the lawn, and primering the Jeep to devote time to meaningful, thoughtful posts. But I thought I'd showcase Scooter's BHN effort on yet another Weinergate.

Maybe Sewage will get a fit of the vapors.

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June 5, 2011

Chili-Dog-Wolfer-in-Chief..

One of the things about The Golden Pantload I adore is the way he and Moo-chelle adhere to the precepts that they seemingly want to mandate on us.

"Can't I just finish my chili dogs, sweetie?"

Just a few hours after the Wide Load FLOTUS issued another one of her food-nazi diets, The Chicago Jesus -- according to the London Daily Mail -- is pounding down the junk food like there's no tomorrow:

Yesterday she unveiled the USDA's new healthy-eating guide, which replaces the famous 'My Pyramid' with a plate divided into four nutritional quadrants: fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins.

But as her husband chowed down at the famous Rudy's Hot Dog with Toledo's mayor, the only sign of 'vegetables' appeared to be some fried onions.

He ordered the house speciality chili dog, which comes with mustard, onion, chili sauce and cheese, and topped it up with a bowl of chili and a portion of fries on
As he entered the restaurant, which claims to sell 8,000 dogs a week, he told the restaurant owners: 'These guys, whatever they want; I'm buying.'

And he teased one of the cooks, USA Today reports, telling the owners: 'She says she's worked here 30 years. That means she was under-age when you hired her.'

Both Mr Obama and his wife Michelle have made healthy eating a focal point of their time at the White House.

..he's buying? Betcha it's taxpayer money! In case you didn't know it, Sluggo and Broad Beam touted this new diet with a logo that they paid over two mil in developing the new logo which replaces the old USDA pyramid. According to an interesting post by Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air:

Wow, what a breakthrough! And if the food pyramid had any relevance to diet selection for Americans, it might even have been worth the two million dollars the USDA spent just to design the logo. Yes, that’s right, it cost taxpayers $2 million for someone to draw a circle, cut it into four quadrants, and then attach labels like FRUITS and VEGETABLES. The $2 million didn’t just go into the logo design, though. According to the New York Times, they spent part of that money doing focus-group testing on circles with two lines, and on a Web site, too — as if millions of people will thunder to it to plan their dinners.

Two Million? Wonder how many chili dogs that woulda bought?

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June 4, 2011

The truth finally comes out..

..remember back when you thought The Pantload had Navy Seal Team 6 turn off Osama Bin :aden's switch and they buried him at sea to honor Mooz-lem tradition?

Guess again, fat cheeks:


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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:

http://www.thewall-usa.com/info.asp?recid=38433

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

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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:

http://media.causes.com/1060527?p_id=175378540

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

..to be continued

May 9, 2011

Laugh of the day..

Thought you might enjoy this:



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

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