Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday Full Metal Jacket Round Up And Other Random Thoughts

I will be out of the office for some time this weekend. It's time to put on the Hunter Thompson hat and hit the road to Washington DC for the Restoring Honor Rally this Saturday. I'll leave the suitcase behind because I heard the Parks Department will be searching bags there and, well, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Also, a big tip of the hat to Bob Belvedere over at The Camp Of The Saints for grabbing the pictures of the lovely Christina Hendricks and her work for London Fog. Thanks to the show, Mad Men, retro is making a come back.

Besides, a woman like Ms. Hendricks comes along a couple of times a lifetime. The first time for me was my wife (And maybe this way, I'll be allowed to keep this blog going a little longer).

The China Traffic Jam, which stretched into 11 days, might be over?  Do you know who is a fan of China's infrastructure?  Does the President of this country have a special place in his heart for totalitarian governments?  I believe he does.  

I don't care how Green you are, this is gross. Recycled toilet paper.

I've had this suspicion for some time but this only cements why the Republican Party wasn't as interested in the Tea Parties when the parties first started rolling.  Why wasn't anyone from the Party there, listening, taking notes on any promising young speaker to potentially recruit for local and possibly state office.  Because it threatens their status as king-maker.  How else would you explain why the NRSC sending up a lawyer to Sen. Lisa Murkowski in her effort to bitter cling to her job?  The one she received when her daddy gave it to her like a Ford Mustang on her sweet 16th birthday. 

In any case, it's time to get a man on the scene.  Who better to rattle the tip jar than Robert Stacy McCain.  Have a completely independent observer on sight, reporting the facts and nothing but the facts for the public at large.

I liked what the Daily Caller did exposing the Journolist.  But when they push items like blogger pay to play that can be easily debunked, it makes me wonder.  Is he really providing a service that the market needs or is it a true vanity project of Tucker Carlson?  Most of the anti-GOP stories are rather weak and seem to be along the lines of, "See, we bite the hand too!"

I'm don't know if Tucker is the kind of guy to carry a grudge but he did bring Robert Stacy McCain's name into the story for no better reason other than to associate Stacy with the Payola 'Scandal'.  A while ago, R.S. McCain did launch Not Tucker Carlson News with about ten bucks instead of the three million dollars in seed money.  Some people can't stand a smart-ass.

At this point, you would think CBS News would only be a camera pointing at a TV broadcasting ABC News

I called it almost a year ago and was proven right last March.  Cash for Clunkers was a destructive force on the economy.  Nothing like purposefully destroying the supply of used cars to drive up the cost on them later.  It's policies like this that makes me think Obama hates poor people.

I'm not paranoid but I think there is merit to the axiom, "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action".

1.  Potential for lawsuits for random blogs.

A company called Righthaven is purchasing the copyrights to the content in many media outlets and suing bloggers who republish that content.

2.  License the crap out of bloggers. The city of Philidelphia is going after anyone who happens to make money blogging.

3.  Those compiled with Net Neutrality seem to a handful of ways to make people 'Shut Up'.

Come after bloggers on copyright laws even though most of them try to promote the website they are linking to on one hand and the other is to regulate them to death by taxes and fines.  If that's not a pattern of censorship-- and I'm going to be honest and call a spade a spade-- I'm not sure what is in today's world.

It's maybe something, maybe nothing but even paranoids have enemies.

One last thing: They told me that if I voted for McCain that teacher would be fired for voicing their opinions. . . And they were right. No, that's not a joke. The school teacher who wrote this song on his own time was fired because of it.

Countdown to the ACLU jumping in on the case in 5, 4, 3. . . Ah, who am I fooling?

Update: Linked back by Bob Belvedere. Thanks for linking this conglomerate of a posting consisting of a round up, Rule 5 and a Friday Night song.

1 comment:

  1. What you forgot to mention, being a humble gentleman, is that it was you that discovered the London Fog photo shoot and we're kind enough to let me in on it. I am grateful.

    And thank you for the FMJRA.

    Linked to at:
    A Foggy Day In London Town...With Christina Hendricks