August 30, 2012

Go ahead, make my day..

Sorta makes up for all the assholes in Hollywoodland, don't it?

..Mrs War Planner and The Good Lance Corporal are going on a road trip to San Francisco tonight. Think we'll stop by The Hog's Breath Inn Sunday on our way back down to the Ancestral Manse.

(I know, I know.)


The Golden Years..

As I approach the age of retirement, I wonder how I will fill the days of my golden years. I think the letter below will provide me with some inspiration.
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target.

Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out.  Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

Dear Mrs. Harris,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2:  Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7:  He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of  M&Ms on layaway.

5. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

6.  August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers they could come in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department; twenty children obliged.

7. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'  EMTs were called.

8. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

9. October 3:  Darted around the Store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.

10. October 6:  In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.

11. October 18:  Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through,  yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

12. October 22:  When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed the fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!

13. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room?

And last, but not least:

14. October 23:  Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, 'Hey!  There's no toilet paper in here.'

One of the clerks passed out.


The Management
Target #123


August 28, 2012

Noble thoughts from brave people..

God bless the brave men and women in our military; God bless the United States of America..

..and may God damn to hell her enemies.


August 25, 2012



"One small step for man..

Armstrong in a post-EVA photo
..a giant leap for mankind".

Neil Armstrong has passed away at 82. Of course, you will know him as the first man to set foot on the moon and utter the immortal words above. He was in the vanguard of brave Americans who took those first halting, tenuous yet incredible steps to the heavens; the trailblazers and pathfinders for a proud America and proud world that reveled in the accomplishments and triumphs of man.

I sit in the quiet of my room typing these words and remembering that day so many years ago when I and a master sergeant from Tennessee -- I had drawn OD (Officer of the Day) and he CQ (Charge of Quarters) duty at Offutt AFB in Nebraska -- watched on my little 9-inch TV on that Sunday afternoon in July as astronaut Armstrong set foot on the moon's surface for the first time.

These memories of that great feat come flooding back to me and tears begin to well up. Of course, the world is emptier without Neil Armstong.

Now, one of our heroes who helped to unlock so many mysteries of space travel and our neighboring moon is, himself, privy to God’s innermost secrets.

God bless you and keep you in his arms, sir! You and your brethren made us proud!


"What can one say but 'Salieri'?"

I often -- well not often, but frequently -- reflect on my enmity towards Obama and wonder if I am being a bit too brash. Perhaps I should be a little more charitable and forgiving. You know, act like an adult and all that.

Naw, mate, ain't gonna happen in this airman's lifetime.

Tell you why. I cannot help but remember the utterly vile and repugnant way the left demonized and spat upon George W. Bush. The bitterness and hated and lack of respect they showed my president surely does not motivate me to show any respect for their president. "W" had his faults and I will be the first to admit same, but to dishonor a fundamentally good and kid man like this is repugnant.

But, just to clarify my point, I would never say that we should "take out" Obama nor do I wish any literal harm to come to him. Firstly, he is the President of the United States of America and, while he may disrespect the office, I shall not. Any enmity I express towards this crapsack is directed at him personally and NOT the office.

Besides, I cannot think of anything worse that his being assassinated and becoming a martyr. I wish him a long life so -- like Antonio Salieri -- he can see his "legacy" tarnish and fade as he disappears in our collective rear view mirrors.

O.K., clear on that?

..I thought not.


August 23, 2012

News from the front..

Romney and Ryan, also known as:

..are getting amped up for Tampa after having playing mostly defense these past two months. It seems that their version of The Battle of Britain, London Blitz, etc. has born fruit. They have not only blunted the massive spending and ad blitz by the Obama campaign, but have significantly defused its effect with the release of strategic ads of their own:
A new study by Vanderbilt University found that an ad from Mitt Romney criticizing President Obama over a super-PAC attack that insinuated the presumptive Republican nominee was responsible for the death of a cancer patient is having a measurable effect on swing voters.

The study found that Romney's "America Deserves Better" commercial was resonating with swing voters, moving "pure independents" who remained undecided some 6 percentage points in the Republican's favor.

The researchers said this was the first ad of the campaign cycle they had studied that resonated with true swing voters.

"What is new here is that the 'America Deserves Better' ad seems to score points for Romney," Ad Rating Project leader and Vanderbilt political science Professor John Geer told UPI.

"It was the first time among all the ads we have studied where a Romney attack moves down the president's numbers among pure independents," he continued.

The ad, which has aired in Iowa, takes the president to task over an ad cut by his super-PAC featuring the widower of a cancer victim. The man in the commercial was laid off of his job as a steelworker when the company he worked for was bought out by Bain Capital, and speaks about losing his health insurance. But Romney had left Bain at the time of the takeover, the woman carried her own insurance, and she was diagnosed with cancer some six years after her husband was laid off.

In the commercial, the Romney campaign criticizes Obama of trying "to use the tragedy of a woman’s death for political gain."

“What does it say about a president’s character when he had his campaign raise money for the ad, then stood by as his top aides were caught lying about it?” the narrator says. “Doesn’t America deserve better than a president who will say or do anything to stay in power?”

The president looked to distance himself from the ad during a press conference earlier this week, noting his campaign was not legally allowed to coordinate with the super-PAC.

“I don’t think that Gov. Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman who is portrayed in that ad,” Obama said. "But keep in mind this is an ad that I didn’t approve, I did not produce, and as far as I can tell, has barely run.”
So, now the festivities in Tampa start up and, with them the eventual nomination of Romney as the official candidate of the Republican Party. Of course, this means that all of the accumulated resources and funds available to the GOP will be at his disposal.

The humming sound you hear is the Death Star cycling up and going through its final system checks before coming on line next week after the convention. They'll probably crank up the main gun and fire a few sighters to get it BZO'ed.


August 22, 2012


Bill Whittle -- the non-nonpareil Bill Whittle -- on Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney and the sober choice America faces this November: usual, nothing to add to this; speaks for itself.

August 21, 2012

Dems go all in with new, improved POTUS II..

..also known as THE TOTUS. It's finally happened, folks:

"..let me make one thing perfectly clear.."

August 20, 2012


Pic just appeared on Drudge this morning. Nothing to comment on here; it's a keeper and just thought I'd tuck this away for a rainy day.

Alternatively, we could run it as a caption contest. Yeah, that'd work! Anyone got any good lines for this truly lugubrious photo?

Winner of the best caption award is the good and kindly Odie, the venerable Woodsterman. As faithful and loyal a friend and commenter that any progenitor of a blog and man this side of blue heaven could wish.
See you around Christmas time, you shif'less skonk and I'll add a bottle of Beefeater's to your sack 'ere you start your pilgrimage back to the North Lands.    


August 19, 2012

Worm turning, mighty have fallen, trolling through the garbage..

From this: this: less than four years. Could not have happened  to a finer fish-wrap.

Niall Ferguson writes over at Newsweak:
Pelosicare was not only a political disaster. Polls consistently showed that only a minority of the public liked the ACA, and it was the main reason why Republicans regained control of the House in 2010. It was also another fiscal snafu. The president pledged that health-care reform would not add a cent to the deficit. But the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation now estimate that the insurance-coverage provisions of the ACA will have a net cost of close to $1.2 trillion over the 2012–22 period.

The president just kept ducking the fiscal issue. Having set up a bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, headed by retired Wyoming Republican senator Alan Simpson and former Clinton chief of staff Erskine Bowles, Obama effectively sidelined its recommendations of approximately $3 trillion in cuts and $1 trillion in added revenues over the coming decade. As a result there was no “grand bargain” with the House Republicans—which means that, barring some miracle, the country will hit a fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 as the Bush tax cuts expire and the first of $1.2 trillion of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are imposed. The CBO estimates the net effect could be a 4 percent reduction in output...

Mitt Romney is not the best candidate for the presidency I can imagine. But he was clearly the best of the Republican contenders for the nomination. He brings to the presidency precisely the kind of experience—both in the business world and in executive office—that Barack Obama manifestly lacked four years ago. (If only Obama had worked at Bain Capital for a few years, instead of as a community organizer in Chicago, he might understand exactly why the private sector is not “doing fine” right now.) And by picking Ryan as his running mate, Romney has given the first real sign that—unlike Obama—he is a courageous leader who will not duck the challenges America faces.

The voters now face a stark choice. They can let Barack Obama’s rambling, solipsistic narrative continue until they find themselves living in some American version of Europe, with low growth, high unemployment, even higher debt—and real geopolitical decline. the way, it's a link to the Hot Air headline article, NOT the magazine. I ain't handing out any hits to them. If you want, go help out Ed Morrissey and the crew.

Newsweak can suck rocks.


Dope is coming off the bench again..

..guess who's coming back in the game tomorrow?

A man's got to know his limitations..

"..Sunday afternoon matinee cancelled.."
Word's going around that the crowds at Obama's campaign speeches are pretty thin these days.

Hell, this ain't new. It started around when the luster began to wear off and people discovered the was a liar and a SCOAMF. It first manifested itself seriously when he went to Massachusetts in 2010 to rally the troops for the insipid Martha Coakley against Scot Brown. That was in a high school gym where the had to draw the curtains across half of the floor to hide the gaping vacancies.

I chronicled the love-fest-throttle-back in a series of posts here entitled Cracks Part I, Cracks Part II, Cracks, Part II.5, 4.0? Whatevs.., Cracks Part IV,  and Cracks 5.0 that variously point out plummets in the pools and sparse event attendance. O.K., so you don't have to click on all them, I was just intent on showing you that I had all the exists covered years before this became the meme.

However, I would also like to call your attention to the sparse campaign kick-off at Ohio State that this SCOAMF experienced, the one where the upper decks of the were devoid of human form and the Obamatons went through all sorts of mental gymnastics to revise the max seating capacity of that venue so the percentage would not seem so egregious.

But now the limitations of this man's popularity are becoming embarrassingly apparent and it's gotten a little more outrageous. It seems that these crowd down-turns have caused the Pantload's campaign to fumble for excuses to alleviate concerns. The recent one they came up with is a howler:
However, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not drawing the crowds they once could. The New York Times is reporting that the Obama campaign is saying that it is intentionally limiting crowd size at their events because of security and cost:

“We have plenty of time for big rallies,” a campaign spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said between the rallies on Thursday. “Our focus right now is on exciting our supporters and winning over undecided voters and the smaller and medium-size events are the best venue to accomplish that because the president can closely engage with the crowd.

”Big rallies are expensive, especially given the logistical and security challenges for a president as opposed to a mere United States senator." And Obama campaign operatives, both at the Chicago headquarters and in swing states where Mr. Obama recently has stumped, say the campaign intentionally limits crowds by restricting tickets. The reason is to allow the president to better connect with supporters, aides say.
With this sputtering proffered excuse extant and a definite trend being seen, the Washington Free Beacon has come up with the reducto ad absurdum metaphor for Obama's current campaign trajectory:
The most telling moment of the campaign this week was not Mitt Romney or Joe Biden’s speech to the NAACP convention, but President Obama’s Tuesday appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nor was it the content of Obama’s message that made his utterances noteworthy. It was the small venue: yet another community college. Now, Kirkwood Community College is no doubt a fine place, but Sports Authority Field at Mile High it is not. And one is unlikely to come across a better indicator of presidential shrinkage.

The White House took desperate pains to note that the president talked to an “overflow crowd.” What it did not mention was that an overflow crowd in a community college gym could not fill the seats in, say, the OSU stadium. There was a time when Obama regaled audiences of 30,000, 75,000, 80,000 people. Now he speaks to true believers at high schools. By the end of the campaign he may well find himself, like Spinal Tap, playing to a threadbare crowd at Themeland Amusement Park in Stockton, California (a city which, fittingly enough, is bankrupt). The sign outside: “PUPPET SHOW AND PRESIDENT OBAMA.”
In borrowing on this metaphor, I want to dredge up one of the most delicious moments in the movie Spinal Tap where scenery and props for an upcoming concert are discussed:

..may be an apt substitute for the now-gone-missing Greek columns this patent phony used in Denver during his bloated inauguration nomination acceptance speech.


August 18, 2012

Fast becoming a cottage industry..

It seems that welcoming The Butthead Preezy as he aimlessly wanders around our great land in search of four more beers years is becoming a very popular pastime these days. (Apparently a people have a lot of time on their hands. But, I guess that is the outfall of creating a shitty economy and having so many jobless Americans.)

You, of course, remember this enterprising man who saluted our exalted leader as he entered the swing state of Ohio in his Canadian-made bus on the Magical Misery Tour:

Well, now the objections to his "You didn't build that" Roanoke gaffe-fest have borne fruit. Recall the deli owner dishing up pulled pork at his Iowa tour a few posts ago. Now, it seems there's a business owner along the Preezy's route who has gotten more creative than merely a one-fingered salute or wearing a t-shirt. Here, along the roadside in New Hampshire:

Al Letizio owns a small food service business that just happens to be situated along President Obama’s motorcade route to his rally in New Hampshire today. Mr. Letizio, like so many other small business owners across the country, is annoyed at the President's infamous, off-prompter declaration that business owners in America "didn't build that." In fact, it's quite the opposite. The federal government is funded by people like Mr. Letizio.
All we can say is: Bravo, Mr Letizo; hold until relieved and expect reinforcements on 6 November.

Another gem..

My good friend over on Hot Gas, Schadenfreude, comes up with some blindingly good observations from time to time. Here is another one -- and one to give us pause about The Pantload's wanton criticism of the rich and how they don't pay their fair share:

..unarguably intriguing.


August 17, 2012

O.K., enough of the frivolity! Let's get serious!

Sorry for the fluffy persiflage of the previous post. Now I think it's time to get really, really, really serious. Erika Johnsen, over at Hot Gas, posts the following GOP ad in this context to show, um, like, well, our Preezy is, like, you know, really, really serious 'n stuff.

Man! Sure glad we cleared that up! I was really beginning to worry, 'n stuff.



This eloquent young lady's heartfelt editorial was in response to the clown over on MSNBC who claimed that Mitt Romney was engaging in the "Niggerization" of Obama.

..there is NOTHING that can be added, so I won't.


August 16, 2012

SCOAMF stubs toe in Iowa..

"Someone tell Obama to come over here and pull my pork!"

This whole thing -- the Obama Running Off the Rails Bus Tour -- is beginning to stink like festering pig afterbirth in the hot Midwestern sun.

I mean, you got VP FLATLINE threatening to sell the slaves off their liberal plantation in Danville, Virginia (last capitol of The Confederacy) into chains to the Simon Legree flesh peddling Republicans unless they toe the line for him and Barack. Then you got Slow Joe misreading his wrist sundial and proclaiming that we're going back to the 20th century.

But along the main roads with Hatchet-Ass and the crew, a man can't get a decent pulled-pork sammich without some goddam caterer throwing the fact in the press's face that he doesn't owe the gummint a bloody thing because he thinks he built his deli business by himself. (More below.)

I tell you, these uppity civilians just don't know who's buttering their backsides, do they?

And now, our beloved Pantload POTUS and THE WIDE-LOAD FLOTUS (still picking the lobster meat fragments from betwixt her fangs) are mopping up in Iowa and leaving friends and voters in their wake.

Hah! With friends like the Obamas, who needs enemies?

A brief recounting of his flubs over this 471 mile expedition on "Gound Force One". Let's start at his version of the Iowa Beer Summit where he acted stupidly:
In Des Moines, at the end of his first day on the road, the president stopped off at the Iowa State Fair to visit the fairgrounds’ famous beer tent. The Obama campaign was thrilled with the resulting photo-op: Regular-guy president buys a round of Budweisers for a dozen or so fairgoers, who break into a cheeky cheer (“four more beers!”) in support of his re-election.

But it soon emerged that Mike Cunningham II, the third-generation owner of the 65-year-old institution known as the Bud Tent, was less than thrilled with the visit. On one hand, he told reporters, it’s always an honor to host the president of the United States (in 1954, his great-grandfather received Dwight Eisenhower at the fair, the first of four sitting presidents to visit over the years).

On the other hand, in a tough economic environment the security requirements of the presidential stop, which included a full Secret Service sweep of the area, meant the beer tent had to be shut down for nearly two hours during its busiest time of day, Cunningham complained. He claimed that Obama’s appearance cost him some $25,000 in revenue, which he described wryly as making a “campaign contribution against my will.

“I wouldn’t have voted for him before,” Cunningham told the Des Moines Register. “I won’t again.”
..and so it goes as the Magical Misery Tour eases on down the road:
On Day 2 of Obama’s bus tour, he visited a wind farm in central Iowa to highlight his support for -- and Mitt Romney’s opposition to -- tax credits for the wind energy industry. Again, the campaign was thrilled with the picture-perfect optics of the event.

But shortly after Obama’s caravan departed, Jeff Heil, the owner of the farm, and his son Jarret, let it be known that although the president was “gracious, personable, and very respectful” -- and that Jeff and Obama actually said a quick prayer together at the farm Tuesday, neither man will be voting for him in November.

“It is important to not get caught up in the president's glamorous re-election words and remember President Obama's first term record and rhetoric does not represent Middle America, entrepreneurs, small business owners and farmers,” Jarret Heil said in a statement to the media.

It turns out Jarret Heil is a registered Republican, a former staffer for Sen. Chuck Grassley and, not surprisingly, a supporter of Mitt Romney.
..and, finally, the tour de force of le tour du boobus, his encounter with the recalcitrant deli owner:
And at the final stop of Obama’s tour in Davenport on Wednesday, the national press corps was surprised to find Ross Murty, the co-owner of the Village Corner Deli, which catered the event, wearing a black T-shirt with big, bold white letters that read, “Government didn’t build my business. I did” -- a dig at Obama’s now-infamous remark in Virginia last month about small businesses.
But I am sure that our darling couple, Mr and Mrs Mooch scurried across the Iowa/Illinois line ignorant in the bliss that they had done three good days' work.

Guess again, you mom-jeans wearin' fool:
  • Obama currently only leads Romney by a single point in the RCP average of polls and the most recent poll here shows Romney leading Obama by two points.
  • Romney’s campaign blew the doors off Obama in fundraising in Iowa, gathering $1.1 million in July from more than 7,000 different donors.
  • Iowa remains a critical swing state -- Obama spent three critical days there defending essentially 6 electoral votes -- and it will probably require him to continue to expend money resources to defend it.
So, come on back, Obama, and suck on an ear of corn or two, why doncha?


August 15, 2012

"..Like jumping in Cindy's fun barrel.." know this is a rib, right? I mean it's not VPOTUS FLATLINE -- but it's chillingly close, it sure am!



..why, he's our very own SLOW JOE BIDEN (A.K.A., VPOTUS FLAT-LINE), that's who;

Obama's campaign wanted distractions from his pathetic record? Well, he's got one. In fact, maybe that's why he picked VEEP FLAT-LINE in the first place.

Wadda ya'all think?


Feelin' the love..

Man, this Obama guy sure is one hell of a uniter. I mean, he promised he would bring us together in 2008 and certainly has. I mean, listen to what some of our black brothers and sisters are saying about the upcoming election:

UPDATE: I pulled the link to the Adobe Player above because it kept imploding. I dunno where to find the audio spewed by these hate-filled miscreants. Google it. I frankly think they are demented and suck rocks. just gives me this warm, tingly feeling up and down (but mostly down) my leg.


August 14, 2012


This is a MUST SEE! Larry Kudlow (the smarter half of the former Kudlow & Kramer finance pair) interviews Rudy Guiliani:

KUDLOW: You know, what did he say? ‘Y’all going to be put back in chains’? That almost has racial overtones, Rudy Giuliani. What’s your take on that?

GIULIANI: Well, I think if it came from somebody serious maybe we’d get all excited about it. But the — I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, he — I’ve never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it. I mean, this guy just isn’t bright. He’s never been bright. He isn’t bright. And people think, ‘Well, he just talks a little too much.’ Actually he’s not very smart.

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

Here it is live:


Chain lightening from VPOTUS FLAT-LINE..

"..but we're gonna feed you, and house you, and take care of you back on our Dem plantation.."
Looks like Slow Joe's getting geared up for October 11th; he's got the gaff-o-matic on "Full Tilt Boogie":
PLUGS, THE GAFFE-MASTER: They’ve said it. Every Republican’s voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing. Romney wants to let the—he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules–unchain Wall Street. They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he’s going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing...
In the meantime, THE PANTLOAD went into full retreat mode, unwinding this really patronizing racist jewel:
From the Obama campaign: “For months, Speaker Boehner, Congressman Ryan, and other Republicans have called for the ‘unshackling’ of the private sector from regulations that protect Americans from risky financial deals and other reckless behavior that crashed our economy. Since then, the Vice President has often used a similar metaphor to describe the need to ‘unshackle’ the middle class. Today’s comments were a derivative of those remarks, describing the devastating impact letting Wall Street write its own rules again would have on middle class families. We find the Romney campaign’s outrage over the Vice President’s comments today hypocritical, particularly in light of their own candidate’s stump speech questioning the President’s patriotism. Now, let’s return to that ‘substantive’ debate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan promised 72 hours ago, but quickly abandoned.”
Hey fellas, if you're explainin', you're not winnin'.

"..let my people go.."

UPDATE: From HG commenter Chip, the line of the day:


Mark your calendars..

The PLUG MUGGING will be on October 11th.

(Hat tip to Resist We Much over at Predictable History.)

UPDATE: Watch the vid below and then listen to the fever-swamp-dwelling Dems go medieval on Ryan. This is Erskine Bowles "former chief of staff to President Clinton and a leading Democratic grandee" according to Steven Hayward over at PowerLine Blog. I mean, this guy Bowles has some serious bone fides in Dem economic circles and yet he just gushes over Paul:

If I am VPOTUS Flat-Line, I'm booking a vacation to ol' El Caribe for the week of October 11th. Either that or I'm climbing under the covers with my Binky and sucking on my thumb.


August 13, 2012

Out standing in his field..

How utterly metaphoric is this shot of our clueless POTUS standing in a drought-stricken Iowa corn field trying to ignite the magic of four years ago.
President Barack Obama often says Iowa holds a special place in his heart. Iowans in 2008 lifted him from underdog presidential hopeful to Democratic caucus winner, and gave him 54 percent of the vote in that year’s general election.

He began a three-day bus tour through the state today on less sure footing, with polls showing Iowa up for grabs in November. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sent his newly-announced running mate, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, to the Iowa State Fair today to try to steal some of Obama’s thunder.
In the mean time, Ryan was working the crowds over at the Iowa State Fair and dealing with some hecklers:


..yeah, because nothing sways my opinions more than a couple of angry, militant, menopausal lesbians screaming in my face. Meantime, VPOTUS Flat-Line (Slow Joe Biden) was packing them in at an auditorium in North Carolina:
Vice President Joe Biden spoke before a crowd of 660 people in Durham, N.C., at the Durham Armory during a campaign stop for President Barack Obama on Monday. Biden’s appearance before a comparatively meager crowd came a day after the newly formed Republican ticket — presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan — rallied a crowd of over 10,000 in High Point, N.C., about an hour away, and a crowd of approximately 4,700 people in Mooresville, N.C., about two-and-a-half hours away.
Hmmmmmmm. Just spitballin' here, but armories are pretty big places, aren't they? Those folks musta rattled around that building like the BBs in Biden's empty cranium. And it seems that the enthusiasm and crowds showing up for the Romney Ryan ticket is becoming a concern for the Pantload Campaign. They sent out the following fundraising plea:
Paul --

I just got this disturbing report: Yesterday's Romney-Ryan rally in North Carolina pulled in an overflow crowd of 15,000 people. There's no spinning that number. It's a LOT of people, and the Republican base in energized.

And that's not all. Since the VP announcement, Romney's campaign has brought in over 70,000 donations from his Tea Party base. We've got to step up our game and mobilize our supporters -- starting right now. Donate $3 or right now to help us rally our base around President Obama's agenda.

Listen to what one Republican supporter said about Paul Ryan: "I love him...He's going to excite the Tea Party and get them on board..."

We can't let the Republicans claim the momentum. Donate $3 or whatever you can:

Brynne Craig
DCCC Field Director' very afraid,


August 11, 2012


..back from February 2010. Obamaoney's response?  See below!

UPDATE: Yeah, mate, with the above dismantling of The Pathetic Pantload POTUS in mind, you might want to lay in your supply of Orville Reddenbach and ice down the Red Stripe in preparation for October 11th. Here's who Ryan's going up against in the VEEP debate:

..for those of you who cannot stand the sight of such a bloodletting and want to watch something a tad less brutal, I understand that Nat Geo will be doing a special on the clubbing of Harp Seals in that same time slot. 


August 9, 2012

So then there's that..


Texas, U.S.A.

A good friend sent me the proposition below and, since I was born in Victoria, Texas, I assume I would automatically be granted citizenship.

Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union. Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848. An interesting and less whimsical discussion of Texas's secession can be found here.

But it's still reassuring to know that I got someplace to go if Obama gets re-elected and the whole thing goes into the dumper.
We Texans love y'all, but we'll probably have to take action if Barack Obama wins the election. We'll miss you too.

Here is what can happen:

1: Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States, and Texas secedes from the Union in summer of 2013.

2: George W. Bush will become the President of the Republic of Texas. You might not think that he talks too pretty, but we haven't had another terrorist attack, and the economy was fine until the effects of the Democrats lowering the qualifications for home loans came to roost.

So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?

1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. We will control the space industry.

2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States.

3. Defense Industry -- we have over 65% of it. The term "Don't mess with Texas," will take on a whole new meaning.

4. Oil -- we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years. What will the other states do? Gee, we don't know. Why not ask Obama?

5. Natural Gas -- again we have all we need, and it's too bad about those Northern States. John Kerry and Al Gore will have to figure out a way to keep them warm.

6. Computer Industry -- we lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications equipment -- small companies like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Microconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Nortel, Alcatel, etc. The list goes on and on.

7. Medical Care -- We have the research centers for cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world, as well as other large health centers. The Houston Medical Center alone employees over 65,000 people.

8. We have enough colleges to keep us getting smarter: University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian, Rice, SMU, University of Dallas, University of Houston, Baylor, UNT (University of North Texas), Texas Women's University, etc. Ivy grows better in the South anyway.

9. We have an intelligent and energetic work force, and it isn't restricted by a bunch of unions. Here in Texas, it's a Right to Work State and, therefore, it's every man and women for themselves. We just go out and get the job done. And if we don't like the way one company operates, we get a job somewhere else.

10. We have essential control of the paper, plastics, and insurance industries, etc.

11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and several military bases. We don't have an Army, but since everybody down here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an Army in 24 hours if we need one. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call the Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over the Texas Rangers.

12. We are totally self-sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs, and several types of grain, fruit and vegetables, and let's not forget seafood from the Gulf. Also, everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.

13. Three of the ten largest cities in the United States and twenty-three of the 100 largest cities in the United States are located in Texas. And Texas also has more land than California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont combined.

14. Trade: Three of the ten largest ports in the United States are located in Texas.

15. We also manufacture cars down here, but we don't need to. You see, nothing rusts in Texas, so our vehicles stay beautiful and run well for decades.

This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of Texas in good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.

Now to the rest of the United States under President Obama: Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only President Obama will be able to drive around in his big 5 mpg SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.

You won't have any TV as the Space Center in Houston will cut off satellite communications. You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes, but since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas as long as you survive the 2000 years it will take to get enough heat from Global Warming.

The People of Texas
..and The War Planner


August 6, 2012

"You didn't build that.."

Maybe when the hatchet-assed metrosexual POTUS is cast down with the sodomites -- and after blowing all of his campaign funds -- this is what he'll end up with:

Thanks to fellow HG commenter, Dire Straights, among the nicest and cleverest of them all.


August 3, 2012

Go ahead, make my day..

"..why, me and Smith and Wesson.."
From the ABC blog:
Clint Eastwood Endorses Romney

Mitt Romney got some celebrity love when Clint Eastwood showed up at his high-dollar fundraiser this evening in Idaho to offer his endorsement of the presumptive GOP nominee.

When the Oscar-winning director was asked why he was supporting Romney, Eastwood responded, “Because I think the country needs a boost somewhere.”

Eastwood, who has a home near the Sun Valley Resort where the fundraiser was held, was wearing grey sneakers, beige slacks, a green blazer and a pair of sunglasses, when reporters spotted him.

Eastwood endorsed — and campaigned for — Sen. John McCain during the 2008 election and was forced to clarify that he was not supporting Obama after he voiced a Super Bowl ad about the recovering auto industry earlier this year.
..ya feeling lucky, punk?



So, his BLS comes out with the fact that the simple unemployment number rose to 8.3% -- and The Pathetic Pantload POTUS trots out a shill to correct that by telling us that it's really


because, um, you know that number is LESS ONEROUS than 8.3% -- much the same way $9.99 is LESS ONEROUS than $10. He must think we're f**king stoopid! Or, he must think his followers are f**king stoopid! Either way, there's two things I'm thinking here.

Thing One
Why 8.254%? I mean, why not 8.25%? Well, for one thing, those folks who are smart enough to catch this flim-flam would just say to them selves, "Hey, 8.25% is really 8.3% rounded, innit?" and then they would round the number up to 8.3% anyway. So they added the extra 0.004% because, like, you round down if it's less than 0.005% otherwise you'd really have an impetus to round up to 8.3%. (Good thing it wasn't a recurring fraction -- like 8.3333333..% or 8.26666666..% -- because it'd be like one of those Dumb Blonde jokes. You know, where the poor girl gets fascinated and keeps staring and staring?)

Thing Two
The rest of the folks (i.e., Obama's union and teacher supporters and other math-challenged types) might actually think that 8.254% is more than 8.3% because -- I dunno -- more numbers or something.

Remember, there's a stat around somewhere that said something like 70% of the high school dropouts voted for Obama. So then there's that.


"Jimmy, you like gladiator movies?"


Blowing jobs numbers..

Well, there were 163,000 jobs added in July -- or so the gummint BLS tells us. It's a good news/bad news proposition, however. Firstly, if the numbers can be believed, this is supposedly good as it represents a figure above what had been widely anticipated: around 75,000.Moreover, the more recognizable unemployment rate went from 8.2% to 8.3%. This figures to be bad -- in the short run -- for a fumbling and inept POTUS and his lackluster crew of faculty-lounge rejects. Also,from that point on, it all goes down hill. Ed Morrissey, over at Hot Air describes the down-side:
However, there is more bad news than good. July saw a slight move up in U-6, which had been coming down earlier in the year to the mid-14 range. That measure of un/underemployment has now risen to 15.2%, increasing in both adjusted and unadjusted measures. It’s the highest rating in this measure since February, and it’s now up more than a full point since April.

The workforce lost 150,000 people last month, after adding 156,000 in June. The civilian-participation rate dropped a tenth of a point to almost hit the 30-year low again it reached in April. The measure of people not in the workforce jumped by 348,000, which may be why the jobless rate only went up a tenth of a point.
I grew tired of piecing this number together month after month, so I sought a way to put it all into perspective without lefty or righty spin and I came up with the BLS URL for these monthly job creation numbers for the past decade or so.

Reviewing these above, I came to the following conclusions:

  1. The first year Obama was in office (with Reid and Pelosi at the controls of the Congress, 2009, the economy LOST and average of 422,000 jobs per month.
  2. In 2010, it only gained an average of 86,000 per month.
  3. In 2011, it averaged 153,000 per month.
  4. And so far this year, job creation it has tailed off precipitously after January and February (at over 250,000 per month each), to average 151,000 — which includes this month’s spike upward. 
..and the inevitable interrogatory: “It worked”(?)

I will leave further analysis to you but, ere I part, would add this troubling graphic (at least for The Pantload POTUS) from the WaPo blog. It proportionally depicts job creation from past administrations through the present. Note that Obama's little slice of this sheet cake is the sliver on the bottom right.

UPDATE: Hot Air commenter ITGuy adds this screed and his analysis -- for a little more perspective:
It was the Democrats who drove the economy into the ditch, including Senator Obama who was a Senator in the minority in 2005-6, a Senator in the majority 2007-8, and a top recipient of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac campaign contributions.

It wasn’t the Bush Tax Cuts that tanked the economy. It was the Democrats’ reckless, irresponsible, and likely criminal handling of Fannie/Freddie the created the sub-prime mortgage crisis that tanked the economy. And his crony capitalist Stimulus made things WORSE, not better.

And let’s not forget that in early January 2009, Obama specifically asked President Bush to request the second half of the TARP money. Bush got all of the blame, but Obama got half of the TARP money.

The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts turned the economy around and added over 8 million jobs in 4 years, and even though tax rates went DOWN, revenues went UP… FY 2007 receipts were 44% LARGER than FY 2003 receipts.

It was the policies and practices of Democrats that drove the economy into the ditch and have kept it in the ditch for the last three years.

What did Obama and the Democrats “inherit” when they took majority control?

Due to the policies of George W. Bush and the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, on January 3, 2007 Obama and the Democrats “inherited” an Employment-population ratio that was 63.4%. (December 2006 number)

By September 2009, the Democrat majority had driven that down to 58.7%, and it has not been above that number since. We’re currently at 58.4% and the Obama administration thinks that is “good news”.

ITguy on August 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM


August 1, 2012

Gaffmeister? Kiss my Ass? Show some respect!

Again work conspires to cause me to be late to the dance on this one, but there is a certain quaint charm and a definite advantage to tardiness. I believe in& chic circles is it referred to being "fashionably late"..unless you run with Ferris Beuller's bride, Horse Face, she of the $750 Jimmy Choos and her stable mate, Anna "the" Wintour "of our Discontent" where your are counseled strictly, "Don't be late!"

Anyway, I am working too hard on these preambles. But, along these lines is the outfall of a severely-extended press corps, working their asses off to make Mitt Romney's European sojourn out to be like a Joe Biden visit to a 7-11 in New Jersey. (Or New Delhi, take your pick.) Let's recount:

Romney visits Merrye Olde Englande and, in an interview with an unctuous Brian Williams, is perceived to express some slight concern over the Brits preparation for the London Olympics. Of course, this causes half of that Socialists Workers' Paradise population, a score of its lefty politicians, and virtually all of its press corpse to swoon in a fit of the vapors. Two days after leaving, it was discovered that there were serious problems in attendance at some of the venues with whole sections of seating at prime events going empty and the ChiComs are up to their usual stunts, allegedly doping their swimmers and throwing throwing badmintion matches. To paraphrase The Carpenters, "We've Only Just Begun".

He then goes to Israel, meets with long-time friend and regular Obama slightee, Benjamin Netanyahu. He delivers an out-of-the-park four bagger on the eve of the Jewish sabbath to a wildly appreciative audience and receives the general acclaim of Israelis everywhere for the friendship and allegiance to their country. Again, however, the poor, trammeled-upon Palestinians commence hyperventilating and accuse him of being a mean and nasty guy because he, well, likes Jews and they don't.

finally, he goes to Poland -- you know the Land of Death Camps run by the Poles in WWII -- and again expresses his admiration for Poland and its bravery in staring down the Soviet Union and communism. He receives a ringing endorsement from Lec Walesa and general approval of the Poles.

Now I have not gotten into the details of this, but needless to say, the ass-kissing, kneepad-wearing MSM in this country are trying to unburnish this visit lest it cast a huge shadow on their Beloved Pantload's diplomatic efforts to date. You know, the ones where he bear-hugs dictators and despots, prostrates himself before sultans and emperors, hands out iPods with his speeches on them, and yaks his way through the English equivalent of our National anthem.

But it is with the visit to Poland's Tomb of the Unknown soldier where the desperation of these bum osculators seem most shrill. They are caught shouting questions at Romney as he goes to a solemn wreath laying and they become so obstreperous that one of his aids rquest they show some respect. In a later exchange, this aid upbraids them and advises that they can kiss his ass. (Hell, they're used to doing that with Obama, so why not?)

Anyway, here's the incident in real time. Ask yourself how ould the press have treated this were it Obama (or any POTUS) at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington, Virginia?

And this is where it gets delicious being tardy. Based on the above, there are two music thingies that emphasize what assholes these presstards were. Here's an MP3 link. Here's a link to another audio track. Enjoy.