Saturday, February 27, 2010

Speaking Of Carrie Underwood

Stacy and I get a good laugh out of 'How I Met Your Mother' most of the time. Guess I'll have to tune in this Monday.

Nuts To The iPad

This is the laptop I want.

Obviously its a concept right now but when my blogging bucks start to roll in, I'll be first in line.

Someday soon, that check will delivered in the mail.

Yep, any day now.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I Guess This Is What Passes For Modern Country Music

Or so I'm told. My wife informs me that it's not a new song either. Who knew?

Anyway, this is more along my style of country music.

Full Metal Jacket Friday Round Of Questions

AKA: A long overdue round up. There will be a quiz on this but -- like government schools are fond of telling students -- there are no right and wrong answers.

A fellow Barbarian in Arms was interviewed by Team Sarah Radio. Now if you listen to about the ten minute mark, would it be fair to say that economics and energy are more tied together than most people think?

Did the Dallas Tea Party make their case for MSNBC being "The Whitest Network On TV"?

If Charlie Crist switches parties, will John McCain still campaign for him?

If ACORN is restructuring, would that mean that the employees that were fired due to the undercover stings will be rehired?

Was the vote for the 'Jobs Bill' (Stimulus Part II) by Sen. Scott Brown expected from him?

When this kind of Blog War breaks out, is there such a thing as a loser?

Seeing the abuse Joe Biden endures, should Sarah Palin write a note asking that people leave him alone?

Should I be helping Lance surge toward one million hits for his site when I'm not even close to a hundred thousand here?

Will Monique Stuart start blogging again?

Is Jana correct in saying that Curling is way more exciting than Ice Dancing? This was a trick question. Of course it is.

I can go back and forth with this all day long but is the absence of McDonald's on Cuba really a good or bad thing?

Beta Maletastic, yes, but is Hot Air also getting too 'Gay'?

Can you really beat this deal on subscribing to The American Spectator?

Is Valerie Jarrett a condescending bitch? Another trick question.

Will Batman be able to escape being dropped into a vat of acid? Find out next time I do a round up. Same Bat-Blog, Bat-Time is whenever I get around to it.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

An Interesting Proposal

The state of Utah seems to want to relieve the burden of governing from Washington DC.

We'd like to relieve some of their burden.

We don't believe that 535 members of Congress and the president can educate our children, provide health care, pave our roads and protect our environment as well as the nation's 8,000 state legislators and tens of thousands of local officials.

So please, let us help. Let's select a few programs - say, education, transportation and Medicaid - that are managed mostly by Utah's government, but with significant federal dollars and a plethora of onerous federal interventions and regulations.

Let Utah take over these programs entirely. But let us keep our portion of federal taxes Utah residents pay for these programs. The amount would not be difficult to determine. Rather than send this money through the federal bureaucracy, we would retain it and would take full responsibility for education, transportation and Medicaid - minus all federal oversight and regulation.

It's a nice thought but it will never happen. For starters, it's about control*. And the federal government will never yield back what it wrestled away to start with.

Second, it's doesn't go far enough. Instead of the state of Utah, why not leave the money in the pockets of the citizens of Utah?

I will give them credit for the push back against central planning. Even if it is mostly symbolic. More states need to follow their lead.

*By stating this claim, I'm going to put it on the line and try to do something about governmental controls over the population sometime soon.

Hat tip to Becky.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why Is It That Liberals Know All The Good Obscure Slang?

With Donnie Douche* calling Marco Rubio a 'Coconut'?

If you are in need of some knowledge like I was about the term, Michelle Malkin has the rundown.

Quick primer for those of you unfamiliar with the “coconut” insult:

If you are a conservative with Latino/Pacific Islander/Filipino heritage, you’re a coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside).

If you are a conservative with Asian heritage, you’re a Twinkie or banana (yellow on the outside, white on the inside).

And if you are a conservative who happens to be black, you are an Oreo (black on the outside, white on the inside).

Okay, who is getting hungry?
I need to add one more. I spent a few years doing work out on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations a decade or so ago. Apple is another term. Red on the outside, white on the inside.

Back to the guy with the German sounding name who denigrated minorities.

Maybe Donnie Douche is endorsing Charlie Crist because they go to the same tanning salon? Who knows?

One thing, Donnie Douche with his gelled and sculpted coiffure does look kind of creepy. He looks straight out of central casting to be the kind of dad who will encourage his daughter – when she’s a teenager -- to invite her friends over for a sleepover.  Then take pictures of them while they are bouncing on a trampoline.

Or the kind of guy who will get his girlfriend pregnant then dump her. Oh, wait. That he did do.

*Yes, I know his name really is Donnie Deutsch and that calling him Douche is akin to grabbing at fruit so low hanging, it may as well be on the ground. But after stooping a married woman as well as dumping his pregnant girlfriend, he's earned it. Easily.

Via Not One Red Cent.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quote For The Week: "That's Gotta Sting" Edition.

Indeed, Senator McCain is already attacking J.D. by name in advertisements because he knows he is the type of exciting, principled conservative that excites people like you and me. And he knows that after years of running over Republican principles his entire career no election year conversion to our way of thinking will save his campaign from voters that want conservatives to be a part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

I just wish Senator McCain had run as hard against Barack Obama as he is against a conservative like J.D.
That could have prevented the harmful, liberal agenda we are all now suffering through.

You have been a great supporter of mine. Now I am hoping you will become a great supporter of J.D.’s. I have known him for many years. I trust him.

And I know he is exactly what we need in Washington, D.C. right now.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Frank Schaeffer Is Mad As Hell And He's Not Going To Take It Anymore!

Or as he calls it, 'Monday'. Long on rhetoric, short -- Oh, so painfully short -- on facts.

I've noticed that the meme of the week has been that the Republican's have been stonewalling Obama's policies. Frank Schaeffer -- noted Kool-Aid drinker -- it the latest to add his tome to the theme. Mostly by ignoring history and making it up as he goes. The short version is: Obama good, everyone else racist.

Okay, to start with, for the better part of the year, Republicans in Congress couldn't stonewall a cat in a cardboard box. Republicans were outnumbered by at least thirty seats in the House and barely held onto forty seats in the Senate. With the election of Scott Brown, the Republicans can now threaten to filibuster in the Senate. It's not much but it's something.

Obama has trouble leading the north and south poles in magnets together much less members of his own party. Again, the better part of the year and he wasn't able to get health care passed. And he had promised it by August of 2009. In a Congress dominated with his own political party.

Evangelicals ganging up on Obama has nothing to do with the energy drawn from the Obama/Hitler posters being circulated by the likes of people who also portray Obama with a bone in his nose! So when the evangelicals draw parallels to the Nazis that's just a coincidence too!
It's called reaping what was sown.

And the "fact" that Fox News calls Obama a Socialist, Racist and even a Communist, has nothing to do with race! It's perfectly normal for a news channel to work 24/7 to denigrate a president!
Again, reaping what was sown. Keith Oblermann having a non-stop parade of calling Bush a Fascist on his show was, what's the word, unprecedented.

I could stop there. But when Mike skewered 'The Phantom Menace' stop at one video? No, he went 70 minutes deconstructing the suckitude that George Lucas wrought upon a generation.

And the fact that the white former VP Dick Cheney -- for the first time in American history -- has as a former VP accused the head of state of not wanting to keep America safe is also of course, nothing to do with disrespect to a black man!
Wrong again. Al Gore made plenty of hay criticizing George Bush. "He lied to us; he preyed on our fears!" anyone?

Anyway, Frank get's to the heart of the problem. America, deep down, is still racist.

And the fact that much of the country is turning against the president -- and will thus stalemate the government and face potential ruin -- has nothing to do with the fact that in the hard cold light of day many white Americans -- no matter what they say -- just can't accept in their gut that they not only have a black man for president but that he's manifestly smarter, kinder and more patient than they are. [Bold mine]
[. . .]
Trouble is Obama's trying to lead anything but a good country. Too much of America is racist to the core.
Got that? America is a bunch of racist jerks who won't let the smart colored guy lead. And he drags in someone who is a private citizen to help cast blame on. Sarah Palin.

Nothing to do with the fact that Obama is a hard core ideologue hell bent on signing off on any socialistic legislation he can. Or that the fact that Obama is continuing down the same foreign policy path as George W. Bush. Or that he's bound and determined to pass government takeover of the health care system at any cost. Or that government spending under him would put the spending under George W. Bush to shame. Or even claiming that the Stimulus would stop unemployment from reaching 8% it's now in the double digits.

Can't be any of the man's policies that have failed throughout history. Of course it's race.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Night Moment Of Tranquility

Stick with it up to the minute mark to see the more impressive shapes.

Check out here for more on how it was done.

An Indictment Against The Left Wing Media

This is actually the second part of Andrew Breitbart's speech at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference that's happening right now in Washington D.C. Sadly, I couldn't make it up there this year. Next year, however, expect a different report.)

This part highlights the stings against ACORN that happened last year. And just how itellectually incurious most of the media has been regarding ACORN and their desire-- nay, zeal-- to help start a brothel with underage illegal immigrants.

After listening to this, it's difficult to say that the Left Wing Media is unbiased. Or even that they can safely put their personal bias in a box then report only 'the facts'. When it's been obvious that they've never done that.

Don't forget who is in ACORN's corner.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sometimes. . .

. . .There are just no words.

John Yarrington was hired, fired and arrested by the police all in the same afternoon.

The 23-year-old Falmouth resident accomplished the dubious feat Tuesday, when the police agreed to make him a confidential drug informant. But less than 10 minutes after participating in a controlled hand-to-hand drug purchase from an East Falmouth dealer, Yarrington used his $100 police payment to buy drugs for himself.

Thanks to Charlie.

One Way Or Another, Health Care Is Going Down Our Throat.

I don't think this is exactly 'consent of the governed'.

By piggybacking the [Government Takeover of the Health Care System] legislation onto a budget bill, Democrats would be able to advance the bill with a simple majority of just 51 votes, averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate.

[. . .]they can use the aggressive and contentious tactic, known as reconciliation, to pass a far-reaching health care bill in the Senate without having to face the GOP. Democrats lost their ability to block filibusters when Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown won a Senate seat last month.

Reconciliation is the process of passing a bill in the Senate with a simple majority, 51 votes. The rules were changed a few years ago when the Democrats wanted a super majority (60 votes) in order to approve nominations for Federal Judges. For some reason, Democrats didn't want someone named Miguel Estrada nominated for a position on a circuit court. Seemed kind of racist to me at the time.

The scariest aspect of reconciliation? It could be all up to Joe Biden.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Ultimate Debate of Hayek vs. Keynes. In Rap Form.

AKA: Fear the Boom and Bust.

I learned more about the economy in this little rap than I ever did in high school. But then, my high school economic teacher was a real dud. Public education at it's finest.

This stanza from the rap pretty much sums up the Tea Party movement for me:
If you’re living high on that cheap credit hog
Don’t look for cure from the hair of the dog
Real savings come first if you want to invest
The market coordinates time with interest

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Remember This The Next Time Someone Says That The Health Care System In Canada Is Superior To Ours

Nothing against Canada in general. Their bacon isn't really bacon but it's not exactly ham either.

Also, when the Canadian Premier of Newfoundland needs something serious done, he knows where to go. America.

While neither the premier’s office nor other official outlets in Canada would disclose the location of the hospital where Williams received his treatment, sources indicated it may have been in Florida. Regardless of where in the US the surgery was performed, the fact that a high-ranking Canadian government leader would forego receiving medical treatment in his own country and travel instead to the United States to be treated in a health care system that is not yet controlled by the government, has created somewhat of a PR embarrassment for advocates of Canada’s government-controlled system. It really shouldn’t be an embarrassment; and it certainly shouldn’t surprise anyone.

As to why Williams came to the US? On advice from his doctors. Quite the testimony to Canada's Government Ran Health Care.

Uncle Ted Defends The 2nd Amendment

"A whole gaggle of numb-nuts who would try to tell me, they would dictate where, how and if I can defend myself. I find that preposterous."

If you want something not as heavy, you can listen to Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top talk about beards and how they got their name.

Thanks to Lisa for the link.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's For The Children

AKA: How To Deal With The Teacher's Union.
By sh!tcanning the entire lot.

[A school superintendent's] plan calls for teachers at a local high school to work 25 minutes longer per day, each lunch with students once in a while, and help with tutoring. The teachers' union has refused to accept these apparently onerous demands.

The teachers at the high school make $70,000-$78,000, as compared to a median income in the town of $22,000.[bold mine]
[. . .]
The school superintendent has responded to the union's stubbornness by firing every teacher and administrator at the school.

Goes to show what the teacher's union really cares about.

Via Glenn Reynolds.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Living In A Frozen Wasteland

Have to appreciate their creativity.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

You Can't Say That He Didn't Warn You

UPDATE: Linked by Carol's Closet.

Promises Schomises.

President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.

Obama, in a Feb. 9 Oval Office interview, said that a presidential commission on the budget needs to consider all options for reducing the deficit, including tax increases and cuts in spending on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

I'm pretty sure that he even said "Let me be perfectly clear" when promising not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000.

To continue:

“Our real problem is not the spike in spending last year, or the lost, even the lost revenues last year, as significant as those are,” he said. “The real problem has to do with the fact that there is a just a mismatch between the amount of money coming in and the amount of money going out. And that is going to require some big, tough choices that, so far, the political system has been unable to deal with.”

It's not about cutting spending. He hasn't been able to cut spending for these last two years. If anything he's been getting worse.

In May, 2009, he said this:

“We can’t keep on just borrowing from China,” Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque. “We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.”

Which I and other people took as Obama positioning himself to pivot on his 'pledge'.

In the logjam of the budget, you have to keep flowing with the current. One way is to reduce the amount of logs floating down the river and it's painfully obvious that it won't be that. Or increase the level of the river. In other words, raise taxes.

Let me be perfectly clear. Barack Obama will raise taxes.

Frank Does Make It Sound Effortless, Doesn't He

Thanks to Heidi who does an awesome job of picking out music.

Friday, February 12, 2010

You Know The Economy Is In Trouble Hooters Is In Danger Of Going Under

Your average waitress at Hooter's.

Via Lori.

When beer and boobs can no longer make it in today's market, something is about to hit the fan.

The Atlanta-based "breast-aurant" chain -- famous for the scantily clad waitresses who serve up its burgers and spicy wings -- is beckoning prospective buyers, sources told The Post.

Hooters has recently shopped itself to a number of private-equity firms as sales have sagged with the recession, sources said. The closely held company, meanwhile, is in advanced talks with a Connecticut-based investor that has been granted certain rights of refusal on any potential transaction, according to one source.

I don't it's a matter of the general public developing good taste overnight. After all, The Bachelor is still on ABC.

First 'Splash' Then 'Crash'. Patrick Kennedy Not Running For Reelection

I've never understood the 'Kennedy Mystique'. If I were to put on my central casting hat, I would give Crash the role of Shift Manager #2 of Local Fried Chicken Joint, NTTIAWWT.

It's that after years of hearing other people in the media talk up the Kennedy family then I see him speak. Something doesn't jive. Maybe if Teddy branched out beyond the family tree to procreate instead of the usual dalliance Crash would be more appealing to the common voter. Just saying.

Via Robert McCain and Dan Riehl

Be Stupid: The Finale

Finally, the last of a series of Diesel's new ad campaign entitled: Be Stupid.

More pictures from the 'Be Stupid' series here.

Lori wrote about Diesel's 'Be Stupid' over at News Real.

Be Stupid: Democrat Party Leadership

The fifth in a series of Diesel's new ad campaign that's aimed at today's working politician.

Thanks to Carol at No Sheeples Here for her help.

Thanks to Carol at No Sheeples Here for her help.

I finally found the link where I first saw the Diesel 'Be Stupid' ad campaign. Lori wrote about it over at News Real.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Be Stupid: I'm With Stupid

The forth in a series of Diesel's new ad campaign that's aimed at today's working politician.

Thanks to Carol at No Sheeples Here for the help with this.

As for who is with who, that's up to you to decide.

More pictures from the 'Be Stupid' series here.

Senate Democrats: Be Stupid

The third in an ongoing series of Diesel's new ad campaign that's aimed at today's working politician.

More pictures from the 'Be Stupid' series here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Be Stupid

Part II in an ongoing series of the Be Stupid: Washington DC edition.

Thanks to Carol at No Sheeples Here for the help with this.

I guess it can be argued that if smart only had one idea that was stupid, how smart can Geithner that guy be?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Be Stupid

The first in a series of Diesel's new ad campaign that's aimed at today's working politician.

Picture via Smitty and Insty.

More pictures from the 'Be Stupid' ad campaign can be found here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Breaking Now

Democrat Jack Murtha has passed away.

Murtha best known for slandering the US Marines.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Green Police Are Already Here

In San Fransisco, at least.

Out of all the commercials played during Superbowl 44, I thought this was the most disturbing.

Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, made it a reality a couple of years ago. The mandation of people separating out their recyclables and compost material from the trash.

while there are fines associated with noncompliance of the recycling and composting ordinance, fines are not expected to be handed out except in extreme cases. The potential for fines is meant to increase awareness and add a sense of urgency to the matter, but they will only be implemented after repeated notices and phone calls. Additionally, a moratorium on fines is in effect until 2011. [emphasis mine]

See, it starts off as small fines to raise 'awareness'. As more and more people
become complacent with recycling, more 'awareness' will need to be raised, by way of heftier fines.

And the moratorium will be lifted because people just aren't aware enough, gosh darn it.

Soon there will be a 'Green Police' out there inspecting the garbage to make sure that you didn't throw away any plastics that could be recycled.

And people think social conservatives are bad.

MORE: From the FAQ that San Francisco's Environment Department produced:

Residents and businesses want to do the right thing, and will do so once they know how. Warnings are opportunities for education, and fines to be levied only in egregious ongoing situations.[bold mine]

No choice but do it their way. Or the city will modify the behavior of the populous by way of fines and fees if they didn't shape up.

In essence, the city of San Fransisco deputized their sanitation department. The trash collectors will report on the citizens to make sure that they are separating out the food from the paper (PDF file. Starting on page 10).


Colts will win. By a spread of at least 14 points.

Interesting true fact about New Orleans: They are known as the Detroit of the South.

I see Robert Stacy agrees with me about the Colts winning.

With the commercials coming in at 2.6 million each, the real winner is CBS.

Halftime.  What's up with all the CSI music?  Anyway, a song about teenage wasteland (Baba O'Riley) loses it's meaning when the guy who sings it will be on doctor ordered bedrest for the rest of the week.

10 - 6, Colts at the half.

I've noticed a theme of sorts with the commercials.  About Men taking a stand.  Either by being the ones to wear the pants in the family for a pant commercial or about how a guy saying a litany of items he will do for his girl but he drives his Dodge Charger.

There it was.  I helped to pay 2.6 million for that census commercial.

That missed kick will bite the Colts in the ass later on.

Saints just took the lead.  Getting to be a good game.  And they missed the two point conversion.  They're challenging the replay right now.

24-17.  Saints.  The challenge showed that the conversion was good after all.

Odd, the game is almost over and there hasn't been a commercial with a monkey or a gorilla at all. Only one with a over-sized stuffed monkey.

Saint up, 31 to 17. This one is going to cost me a broken thumb with the bookie.

Saints are going to win. 31 to 17.

Colts miss several last chance efforts at a touch down.

Congrats to the Saints on their win.

THIS JUST IN: New Orleans is in flames and riots have broken out.

AT LAST: The game is over and finally, there's a commercial with a monkey in it.

I doomed the Colts, by not only saying that they will win but win by a 14 point spread.

100 Reasons Why Kirk Is Better Than Picard

UPDATE: Various other Star Trek videos and mash-ups can be found here.


1. When Data died, Picard had a funeral. When Spock died, Kirk reconstituted the body, forced it’s soul back in, and even got him laid along the way.

2. When Picard senses that Wesley is having emotional problems he sits down and talks with him about it. When Kirk sensed that Charlie X was having emotional problems he took him to the gym and threw him around on the mats until he got over it.

3. When Picard went back in time he brought back Data’s head. When Kirk went back in time he brought back a blonde.

4. Picard’s Enterprise was destroyed by a couple of Klingon chicks while he was stranded on a desert planet. Kirk’s Enterprise was destroyed when he blew up a crew of Klingons, stole their ship, and resurrected Spock from the dead.

5. Kirk has caused computers to self-destruct by out-thinking them on three separate occasions.

6. When Picard was in the Academy he got stabbed in the heart. When Kirk was in the Academy he beat the unbeatable Kobyoshi Maru scenario and bagged Carol Marcus in his spare time.

7. When Sisko met Picard he told him he hated him. When Sisko met Kirk he got his autograph.

8. Kirk does not play the flute.

9. Picard is from France.

10. When Picard has a problem he talks to Guinan about it. When Kirk has a problem he shoots it.

11. When Kirk screams it echoes across the entire planet.

12. When Kirk blew up the Enterprise, Starfleet built him another one and had it ready by the time he got home.

13. Kirk collects antique guns. Picard collects antique matrioshka nesting dolls.

14. Kirk chastises omni-powerful super beings for not being polite to women.

15. Kirk sword fights someone on a regular basis.

16. Kirk’s Enterprise did not have a day care.

17. Kirk once ordered Scotty to fire a photon torpedo on his position and then he dodged out of the way so it hit the alien he was fighting.

18. Kirk has a violently deadly disease in his blood but he doesn’t let it slow him down any.

19. When it’s time for shore leave Kirk goes rock climbing and drinks whiskey. Picard wears nut smashing banana hammock speedos and reads by the pool.

20. Picard’s name is known and respected throughout Klingon space. Kirk’s name is cursed and vilified.

21. The only Klingon serving on Kirk’s bridge would be a dead one.

22. Kirk jumps horses in his spare time. Picard owns a fish.

23. Kirk would never allow an “acting ensign” to lock out his command codes.

24. Picard quotes Shakespeare for fun. Kirk quotes Shakespeare to intimidate his enemies.

25. Kirk’s jump kick projects 650 pounds of blunt force.

26. Kirk once made a cannon that shot diamonds.

27. Kirk defies superior alien beings on an almost daily basis.

28. When the evil aliens use a stun ray on the crew, Kirk always stays conscious for a minimum of 15 seconds longer than everyone else.

29. Kirk is on a first name basis with every single admiral in Starfleet.

30. Kirk once said: “You’re the Captain’s woman till he says your not.”

31. When Sarek mind melded with Picard, Picard cried a lot. When Sarek mind melded with Kirk, Kirk decided to hijack the Enterprise and bring Spock back from the dead.

32. Kirk can shoulder roll at 127 miles per hour.

33. Picard’s engineer wears goofy wrap-around sunglasses. Kirk’s engineer wears a kilt and can drink you under the table.

34. If Picard’s engineer has a headache it’s because he wore his Visor for too long. If Kirk’s engineer has a headache it’s because he has a hangover.

35. Kirk looks good in sideburns. Really good.

36. Picard drinks tea. Kirk drinks Saurian Brandy straight from the bottle.

37. Kirk mocks Federation bureaucrats that he doesn’t like and then proves that their aids are Klingon spies, just to make the point.

38. Kirk once became an Indian god with the power to resurrect the dead.

39. Kirk can beat a Vulcan at chess.

40. Kirk’s love affairs extend not only across space but across time as well.

41. Kirk’s dress uniform does not actually look like a dress.

42. Kirk looks good in a ripped shirt, and he knows it.

43. Kirk repopulated the Earth’s once extinct humpbacked whale species.

44. When Picard wants the ship to go faster he calls down to engineering and asks to go faster. When Kirk wants the ship to go faster he sling-shots it around the sun.

45. When Klingons invaded Picard’s Enterprise he carefully neutralized them. When Klingons invaded Kirk’s Enterprise he had a massive sword fight with them.

46. Kirk has fought evil duplicates of himself on numerous occasions, always with screaming involved.

47. Kirk’s greatest nemesis was the genetically superior ruler of over a quarter of the Earth. Picard’s greatest nemesis likes to dress like him and occasionally cause inconvenience.

48. Kirk has punched out at least one member of over three thousand known alien races.

49. Kirk would never allow his first officer to get more tail than he does.

50. No matter what world Picard goes to, Kirk was there first and probably has an illegitimate child somewhere on the planet.

51. Everyone knows the phrase “Beam me up, Scotty!” The phrase, “Energize whenever you are ready, Mr. La Forge,” doesn’t exactly have the same notoriety.

52. Picard’s first officer is named after a bathroom code.

53. Kirk once yelled, “No blah-blah-blah! No blah-blah-blah!” and made it sound important.

54. Kirk’s hand phaser is sleek and sexy. Picard’s hand phaser looks like a Hoover dirt devil.

55. When Kirk wants to talk to the Enterprise he flips open his communicator dramatically. When Picard wants to talk to the Enterprise he has to tweak his own nipple.

56. Kirk’s youth was spent doing back breaking work on a farm in Iowa. Picard’s youth was spent squishing grapes with his toes in France.

57. Kirk fought the Greek god Apollo. And won.

58. The women on Picard’s ship wear long pants. On Kirk’s ship, miniskirts are mandatory.

59. Kirk’s middle name is Tiberius.

60. It runs in the family: Picard’s brother died trapped in a fire. Kirk’s brother died fighting swarms of alien invaders.

61. When Data hijacked the Enterprise, Picard was helpless to stop him. When Spock hijacked the Enterprise Kirk fought him to the death.

62. Kirk’s medical officer prescribes hard liquor as a cure all.

63. Kirk has heavy calluses on his right index finger from pressing the trigger on his phaser so many times.

64. When Kirk gets punched in the face he just wipes the blood off his lip and looks at it with a smirk.

65. Picard once wore formal Klingon robes for a Klingon ceremony. If Kirk ever wore Klingon robes it would be because he took them off a dead Klingon.

66. Kirk chops his own firewood.

67. Kirk once led a Mafia take over.

68. Kirk would have slept with Beverly Crusher by episode two.

69. In the episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” the tribbles bred at such a fast rate not because of instinct but because they were in the presence of Kirk.

70. When Deanna Troi talks about what she’s feeling, Picard listens carefully and thanks her for her input. Kirk would have called it “pillow talk.”

71. The emotional content level of Kirk’s speeches is an average of 782 times higher than the level of Picard’s speeches. If he’s talking about revolution, exploration or diversity, it is 1,089 times higher.

72. When Picard has an alien delegation on board he invites them to a quiet dinner. When Kirk has an alien delegation on board he gets plowed on Romulan Ale.

73. Kirk is familiar with 20th century slang.

74. The main computer on Kirk’s Enterprise once hit on him.

75. Kirk faced off against Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral and won.

76. Picard is a Frenchman with an English accent.

77. Kirk only requires thirty-two minutes of sleep a day.

78. Kirk eats multicolored nutrition squares because he’s too busy fighting stuff to eat a normal meal.

79. Kirk destroyed 672 uniform tunics during the Enterprise’s first five year mission.

80. 347 of those tunics were destroyed during combat with Klingons. The rest were destroyed by various women.

81. When Picard fought the Borg he got assimilated. When Kirk fought the Borg he blew up their planet.

82. When Kirk was sent to the prison camp on Rura Penthe he hadn’t bathed or changed his clothes in days and was wearing animal carcasses for warmth but Iman still threw herself at him the moment he arrived.

83. When Abraham Lincoln appeared floating in space in front of the Enterprise, Kirk didn’t even blink.

84. Kirk can break out of any jail cell that is located anywhere in time or space within one hour. Within one half hour if Spock is with him.

85. When Kirk disguised himself as a Romulan, he stole a cloaking device and used it to escape to Federation space. When Picard disguised himself as a Romulan he ate some soup and then got captured.

86. Denny Crane.

87. 87% of all Klingon opera is about the singer’s desire to kill Kirk.

88. The other 13% of all Klingon opera is about the singer’s desire to be killed by Kirk in glorious battle.

89. Kirk once taught an emotionless female android how to love. Then he broke up with her.

90. Kirk’s evil twin womanized and swilled brandy. Picard’s evil twin liked to have his scalp massaged by Ron Perlman.

91. Even though they haven’t existed for hundreds of years, Kirk can still sort of drive a stick shift.

92. Kirk never dressed in green tights and pretended to be Robin Hood, and if he had, someone would have paid for it.

93. Even though Kirk often pauses between words, no one ever dares interrupt him.

94. Kirk went to the center of the universe, met god and wasn’t impressed.

95. When Kirk says “boldly go,” he means it.


97. Kirk blatantly disobeys one out of every five Starfleet orders just to remind them who’s really minding the store.

98. Starfleet estimates that the average Klingon has a 36% chance of being killed by Kirk at some point in their lifetime, regardless of their age, profession, location or social status.

99. Kirk once kicked a Klingon into the molten core of an exploding planet.

100. Style: Kirk did it first, he did it better and he did it wearing gold velour and Beatle-boots with a space girl on each arm.

Friday, February 5, 2010

For The Snow On The East Coast

Looking back at what's been posted. Pretty much all videos. So what's one more?

I'll get back to what passes for substantive blogging here soon.

Thanks to Heidi for the clip.

This Should Help Answer Some Questions About The Citizens United Case That Went Before The Supreme Court

Via Below The Beltway.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Video: Unemployment By County Throughout The Country

AKA: The Black Death. Watch it til the end and you'll see what I mean.

The full size version of the graph can be found here.

Thanks to Jim and Doc.

My Friend Sara

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Krauthammer Echoes Palin

Nothing against Charles Krauthammer but he needs to stop stealing his talking points from Sara Palin.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Final Season Of Lost Starts Tonight

Via Ruby Slippers.

The first five minutes of the new show tonight? It could be.

Looks legit enough. There's more over at the link including some spoilers. If you dare to check them out.

More Nanny State Nonsense

Obesity is a stigma. Not 'socially contagious' like the blond chick said. Being called 'fat' is still a widely used insult. Even more so than fag or homo.

What is 'Socially Contagious'? Teen drinking, drug use and teen sex.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another Day, Another Pledge Obama Walks Away From

The shoe elves sneak in and made the cobbler's shoes.

Provisions like this don't 'sneak' in. Especially when the President's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel admits that the administration has been involved with the entire process.

Somehow, this will be used to blame Bush and the Republicans for not 'helping' out with the Health Care Bill. And by 'helping' I mean voting lockstep with the Democrats in voting for the bill.