October 16, 2010
I was out in the garage last week, rewiring a toaster, when Maria shouted out that there was a phone call for me. I shook the solder and bread crumbs from my mitts, opened the squeaky screen door and entered the kitchen.
Maria said: "It's Barbara. She's very upset."
Barbara was my second wife. We enjoyed a heated May-September fling in the 70's and, while the divorce was ugly and mean-spirited, we had maintained a cordial level of communication over the decades.
I picked up the phone. Barbara had been reading the blog and was offended by the escalating use of "posterior humor" introduced by Sig94's writings. I calmed her by explaining the erratic behavior caused by the presence of a bronze plate in Siggie's head.
That seemed to calm her, but there was no tempering her views on the upcoming election. She insisted that I immediately tell every one of this blog's readers that if the Democrat Party were to escape with even one congressional seat, she will personally "hunt down every American voter and plant my size 7's squarely up their poop chutes". She was unable to recognize the irony in her declaration.
I planned to post her statement on Monday. Alas, life has a way of disrupting one's plans. I've just learned that Barbara Billingsley has shaken off that mortal coil. Cancer did its ugly work. I can't now fulfill her request, but I can ask each and every one of you to remember her on November 2nd.
Good-bye my Naughty Chipmunk,
Your Funny Bunny
Due to Tom Johnston's health problems, the band made a huge shift in style and sound in the late 70's and 80's with the move to the incomparable Michael McDonald on keyboards and lead vocals.
Finally, take a listen to another, lesser-known but great song by the Brothers Doob:
We'll see you next weekend on the internets' version of "Soul Train." Catch it ...
October 15, 2010
Prosecutors: Wilders Not Guilty on All Counts
The public prosecution department on Friday afternoon stated that Geert Wilders is not guilty of discriminating against Muslims. Earlier on Friday it announced he should also be found not guilty of inciting hatred.
Prosecutors Birgit van Roessel and Paul Velleman reached their conclusions after a careful reading of interviews with and articles by the anti-Islam politician and a viewing of his anti-Koran film Fitna.
They said comments about banning the Koran can be discriminatory, but because Wilders wants to pursue a ban on democratic lines, there is no question of incitement to discrimination ‘as laid down in law’.
On the comparison of the Koran with Mein Kampf, the prosecutors said the comparison was ‘crude but that did not make it punishable’.
Dealing earlier on Friday with incitement to hatred, Van Roessel and Velleman said some comments could incite hatred against Muslims if taken out of context, but if the complete text is considered, it can be seen that Wilders is against the growing influence of Islam and not against Muslims per sé.
On Tuesday, the prosecutors said the MP should not be found guilty of group insult.
The public prosecution department was forced to take the case by the high court after anti-racism campaigners protested at its refusal to prosecute Wilders.
Good news, not just for what was once the Dutch Republic, but for liberty everywhere.
October 14, 2010
If these Premises are true, then why did I read the following headline on Drudge?
First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place!
The drama began after Mrs. Obama stopped off at the Martin Luther King Center on the south side of Chicago to cast an early vote.
After finishing at the machine, Obama went back to the desk and handed in her voting key.
She let voters including electrician Dennis Campbell, 56, take some photos.
"She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband's agenda going," Campbell said.
According to a pool reporter from the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES at the scene, the conversation took place INSIDE the voting center, not far from the booths.
Illinois state law -- Sec. 17-29 (a) -- states: "No judge of election, pollwatcher, or other person shall, at any primary or election, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any polling place [or] within 100 feet of any polling place."
In roughneck, downstate NY parlance, it takes someone with a huge case of the ass to possess the first three premises and still manage to squat on the 4th. We are utterly abashed, appalled, flabbergasted.
This is ass that sweeps out the cash register aisle at Super Wal-Mart on Black Friday. This is ass around which other asses orbit. This is ass that defies the laws of physics. This is a Singularity of Ass.
Mrs. Obama, you have managed to burrow underneath even our incredibly low expectations.
Some of the things V.P. Joe Biden says are simply so outrageous, when given his reputation for idiocy, I have to go to the source to make sure people are not making happy-times with the facts. It's incredible (like America's Funniest Home Videos), but this stuff really does keep happening and it usually checks out. The guy is a workhorse.
"Democrats aren’t running on the administration’s accomplishments like health-care and financial-regulatory overhaul and the stimulus because 'it’s just too hard to explain,' Biden said."
With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits, executives and anchors at the major old-media outlets, reporters who cover the White House, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders and governors, many Democratic business people and lawyers who raised big money for Obama in 2008, and even some members of the Administration just beyond the inner circle.
October 13, 2010
Actor John Cusack went on a caustic Twitter rampage Sunday evening, attacking former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Fox News.
“I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES OF DICK ARMEY AND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS,” Cusack tweeted.
Last night's loss to the Texas Rangers left Joe Maddown longing for the simpler years of patriotism and fun ... before every one expected the Rays to win ... back when his hair was shorter and brown. His eyes, well, they were always bad. But you can't have everything when you have life by the tail.
This ad is being run by the Demo (who is trailing) the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in W.V.:
This is in a state where the seat held by Robert Byrd was thought to be safely in Democrat hands. The candidate (Joe Manchin) is the popular governor of W.V.; it seems, however, that the good folks of West Virginny don't take too kindly to Obama's policies.
Dude says he will repeal the "bad parts" of Obamacare. Question for Manchin: Which parts are good?
Huge Demo losses are on the way, and that bodes well for the country. Better still is that conservatives are winning the battle of ideas. From sea to shining sea, it's politically unsafe to say anything positive about the Obama agenda.
October 12, 2010
October 11, 2010
All the world's a stage,Waiting until after the November elections are through, the world's most famous player, President Barack Hussein Obama, will take the might and prestige of the United States of America onto the international stage where our vision, our leadership and our prowess can be displayed. Time to send in the clowns.
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
And in Germantown, PA, Mr. Juan Rodriquez displayed the newest fashion trend that will be available to all Americans if the Democratics are not thrown out of office. Again, where is Biden when someone shows the nation where hair plugs come from?
Nevermind, I guess this clown will have to do.
Is it just me, or is there any one out there who is just pissed to see such a pansy in the WH ... a guy who looks like he didn't touch a baseball in his lifetime until he walked out on that field? Burns me up.