December 26, 2009

Bugs' Identity Confirmed

Shocking Photo Released

GNN has learned that the remains of a four-foot Oryctolagus cuniculus discovered during excavations four years ago, on an MGM back lot, have been positively identified as those of cartoon star Bugs Bunny. Bunny vanished in late 1958 after a violent dispute with his agent and Mel Blanc, Bunny's voice coach. Emerging story.

Gettin' Crabby

Global Warming Will Also Melt The Butter

While allowing my holiday meal(s) to digest, I browsed my Favorites Library and deleted a couple years of news items. I recalled my pleasure at THIS one, because I love crabmeat, and not the stringy shreds known as Snow Crab that you buy in the canned-fish aisle of the Pig Out Supermarket for $89 for a 4 oz can.

Owing to global warming in Antarctica, which (see the link) is apparently harmless to penquins, whales and fish, predators like crabs and sharks are sneaking back into Antarctic waters for a "Smorgasbord" of the hapless bottom dwellers that have flourished there since crabs and sharks were chased away by the cold 40 million years ago.

King Crabs, especially, hate the cold. Magnesium dispersion is difficult for a crab in cold water. He gets high, probably wears a periwinkle shell on his head, then drops deader than a Democrat's conscience. But warm water produces a perfectly healthy, sober crab with a day-tripper to an Antarctic buffet.

And sharks have their own problems with cold water. One is chemical, which bears a damaging relationship to water temperature (cold is bad); another is that sharks need to move, move, move, which is hard to do in cold water. (I question this, because a large shark enthusiastically nudged my leg in 56 F shallow water off the coast of Maine once, then hung around for a while. He seemed perfectly happy).

In any case, when Antarctica warms up, sharks and crabs will chow down like Goomba and DC on a budget Carnival Cruise. When those two blitzkreig the shrimp mounds, beware of undertow and tail shrapnel.

But Confusion reigns! A third specimen of famished shark, the Spiney Dogfish, is the subject of much confusion by the fishologists who study these things. According to the link, the "virtually global" Dogfish will be the scourge of Antarctica when the water warms, but an imbedded link in the same article states that they're disappearing and endangered...and add to this befuddlement this: the lack of ice will allow the Orcas to massacre the Spiney Doggish. You decide, because the "science" can't. My pet Spiney Dogfish won't answer my questions, either. As for the King Crabs, sharks eat them too...but, so what?

Finally, someone tell me why Antarctica has been free of sharks and King Crabs for 40 million years. Warming and cooling is cyclical..right?

December 24, 2009

Christmas Address From the White House

I never realized how much I would miss this man.

God Bless Us, Every One

Merry Christmas, all. I was going to say that all I wanted for Christmas was to have Goomba back, but hey, I am set already. Welcome back, Nick. We have missed you.

There's a lot we could discuss about what is wrong in this world ... where to start? But Christmas is a powerful, annual reminder that, indeed, with God all things are possible. As long as there is God, He could very well parachute into humanity's chaos to save the day in a way that no mortal could anticipate.

If you were writing a script for the greatest surprise entrance for a kingly character of all time, could you top the Christmas Story?

Who would and could have thought that Jesus would be born to poor parents in a stable on the outskirts of Jerusalem? Well, the prophet Micah did, but ... God never ceases to amaze, surprise, and overcome all odds and then make new odds to defy yet again.

Christmas reminds me of that.

Well, I will think of you all when I fire up "A Christmas Carol", starring my all-time favorite Scrooge, Alistair Sim, on Christmas Eve. Each time I watch it, I am reminded of something new and important.

Take heart. Be of good cheer. It's Christmas.

I will see you all in the New Year.

December 23, 2009


What a strange season this is. We have slipped into Winter.

Andrew Wyeth said:
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone
structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it,
the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath
it, the whole story doesn't show.
This nation has slipped into Winter and night. Our Founders weep as patriots are forced to witness the rape of Lady Liberty. Military veterans will approach this Christmas season in much the same way one must move forward despite the death of a beloved child. Citizens should cower in shame that over 200 years of the American Experiment died on our watch, pulled into the undertow of ignorance, selfishness, weakness and Socialism.

But, as Wyeth says: "Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." What doesn't show is Spring when seeds of discontent will burst forth with the sweet fruits of vengeance. Spring will enter majestically to a symphony of sharpening sabers and gathering armies. As buildings are rebuilt brick by brick, the American Revival will be achieved one small battle at a time. Spring is coming. Prepare for battle.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Re-Writing the Constitution

The midnight Christmas votes on bills nobody has read - with the exception of the Apollo Alliance or whoever wrote them...the Sunday evening votes on matters so controversial that "debate is not allowed"...creating fundamental change to the nation when those changes are NOT WANTED by the majority of Americans... two hundred years ago, legislators would be lynched for doing this - today, they are enriched by special interests who pay to play.  Good-Bye America

December 22, 2009

During the Dead of Night in the Senate: More than a Dime's Worth of Difference

Like many of you, I am still steaming about it.

During the dead of night, the Senate voted to end debate and send Harry Reid's dream bill towards a final vote and passage. You know by now that the vote tally was 60-40.

All 58 Demos, plus the Indy-Socialist Sanders, plus the supposedly-conservative Joe Lieberman (even after he was eviscerated in the last election by Democrats) voted in lockstep with Reid. Can we finally put and end to hopeful fairy tale that Joe Lieberman -- Al Gore's old running mate -- is some sort of conservative?

Of course, as Rhod pointed out in his post, the holier-than-thou Ben Nelson of Nebraska jumped on board, as well, after he was paid his Cornhusker Cash for Cloture. What a disgrace.

Even without the Stupak anti-abortion language that the House insisted upon anywhere in the Senate bill, the "principled" Ben Nelson took his spoils and stuck the rest of us with increased Medicaid costs at the same time -- and left the unborn to fend for themselves.

When are people going to wake up?

This is what happens when the Demos are in charge of the government .... Senate rules blatantly broken to get to the precious objective ... all-night Senate sessions in the snow to pass something the public is overwhelmingly against ... bribes being doled out left and right with your money to pay off the traitors in D.C..

Just like the Republicans?

What are you smoking, Glenn Beck? In case you haven't seen, the last couple of days on his TV show Beck has had guys writing books about superheroes and Michael Buble. Apparently, he can't even bring himself to acknowledge 400-lb. gorilla in the room that is the disaster of Democrat (as opposed to Republican) control of the government. In the Reid-Pelosi-Obama world, rules are ruined. Tradition is today's toilet paper. Secrecy is supreme. And freedom shrinks at a pace heretofore unseen in American history.

There is no difference?

When our preconceived notions crash into reality -- as the Global Warming Church's have done recently -- we have to reassess. Either that, or we admit we are not really open to making changes and the tough choices. I say this as some one who has repeatedly taken on my party.

Now, so you understand what I really think. I get it that folks are disappointed with the fallible Republican Party. Lo, it is not perfect. Sure, they get taken to the cleaners by the thieves and hooligans that run the Demo Party. I'd like to see a modern-day Lee Atwater ... or two ... or three ... people who understood how to stand and fight to win on what is important. Some one that could speak would be nice. I would volunteer but am too competent.

But I would love to have Mitch McConnell and Co. in charge of the Senate right about now instead of Harry Reid. And if you wouldn't, well, you're either not a conservative, or you are without the ability to form a coherent thought.

Don't blame McConnell. Don't blame Bush. Don't blame even McCain. They didn't do this.

Two independents put the Democrats over the top. By the Beck-Savage-O'Reilly logic, all independents are therefore corrupt. I mean, the Republicans used to have a Specter (he's a Demo now) and they still have two Maine sisters. But oops, when the chips were down and the Senate was trying enact the biggest expansion of government power in more than generation, the Maine sisters and the rest of the Republicans stood against it.

Why is this? Well, it's pretty simple. The most "conservative" of Demos is beholden to interest groups and a base that are liberal, while the most "liberal" Republicans are beholden to interest groups and a base that are conservative. When folks stray off the reservation, the Demos get pulled back left, and the Republicans get pulled right.

Remember ... conservative Republicans in the Senate (namely, Jim Demint, John Cornyn, and Jeff Sessions) talked Pres. Bush back from the cliff when he tried immigration "reform". And conservative bloggers caused the uproar that resulted in the nomination of Harriet Miers being scrapped in favor of the outstanding Justice Alito.

Here's the bottom line: If there had been one more Republican in the Senate, this disaster would not have been foisted upon us. It's that simple. Think some folks might want their votes back for the Indy that siphoned votes from Norm Coleman in Minnesota?

Now, it will be up to those with a brain and a fighting spirit to either stop or undo this.

It will be people like Jim DeMint, Tom Coburn, and Sarah Palin -- conservative Republicans.

December 21, 2009


Senator Ben Nelson (Whore - Nebraska)

I've believed for a long time that anyone desiring public office should be disqualified from holding it for that reason. Moral flexibility, and - in the beginning - the incipient greed and power lust that eventually consumes the person, is necessary to stay afloat in the chunky, fetid pools of politics, and some men and women seem to like it. You can't be better than the worms, when you spend your professional life in a bait box.

Christopher Dodd, the oleaginous, wax-faced, ravening creep from my state collected $100 million from the despicable Harry Reid for a vote that Dodd would have made for nothing. Mary Landrieu got $300 million, but Ben Nelson has set a new record for pretense and corruption as a phony hold-out on the Senate's Obamacare bill.

He's surrendered his anti-abortion credentials for what seems like the paltry treat of relieving Nebraska of MediCaid expenses. Whatever insults and degradation the Senate has proferred in its bill, it's also now passed these expenses from Nebraskans to everyone else.

Nelson is actually a cheap whore. Dodd and Landrieu got more for less. Anyway, if you're feeling low, read THIS. It took a long time for the disease of progressivism to take hold, and it will take a long time to wipe it out. It can be done.