Friday, December 31, 2010

Want To Make A Hit Movie? Write In A Lesbian Scene For Natalie Portman.

Although past movies with lesbian scenes have done well, it is no indication of how future movies will perform with audiences.

So I'm only paraphrasing what Natalie Portman said about her new movie.

I guess it's one way to peak the public interests in a movie about ballet. It was either that or have the plot be about a Russian dancer who defected from the USSR to the USE end up in the USSR again. But that's been done.

I'm not trying to single out Black Swan (which I haven't seen and probably won't. Not when I have yet to see Tron: Legacy and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader yet). But I doubt that guys will fork over the nine bucks to see the movie for that reason alone. Not when they are never more than three clicks away from porn for free on the internet*.

The lesbian scene is a gimmick. It was added to create buzz about the movie. Mainly from when I read anything about it, the girl-girl action is always mentioned. Would the movie be talked about if it wasn't?

Related: It's a tell all book so take it for what it's worth but-- if true-- does confirm much of what people suspect about Hugh Hefner. Thanks to Ace for that last link.

*A statistic I made up on the spot but it sounded good.

UpdatedLinked by The Other McCain

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Video: A Rebuttal On The "Are Fox News Viewers Misinformed?" Survey

Via Ace.

There is a lot of wonky policy and budget speak in this but if you can stay with it, it's worth watching the entire 20 minutes.

Basically, the people who released the 'study' cherry picks their data and assumes a lot of answers. They have the end result in mind and work backwards to help back that up.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Video: Talking News Heads Parroting The Same Talking Point

I don't think this is an example of the Journolist 2.0 (AKA, Cabalist) getting the talking points out for their team as much as it is an example of the mindset the Main Stream Media.

Groupthink at it's finest.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

One More PSA For This Holiday Season

Tip #4 is good practice regardless of a Zombie Apocalypse.

Zombies: It's the new vampire.

Thanks to the fine folks at The Red Shaker.

Christmas Related Enough
: How to make a gingerbread house without the gingerbread but using only meat and bacon.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Now Is The Winter Of My Discontent

Cheer up. It may be the first day of winter but at least the days will start getting longer.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Reminder For Tonight

Here's hoping that the skies stay clear.

Tonight, and tomorrow morning, these cycles will all come together: the Winter Solstice, which begins winter in the Northern Hemisphere, begins during a night of a Full Moon. At 1:33 a.m. Eastern Time (10:30 p.m. Pacific Time, still technically the 20th), the Moon will creep into the shadow of the Earth, and a lunar eclipse will occur.

Be sure to read the entire posting.

Barack Obama's New Safe School Czar Hits A Snag

Pedophile apologist arrested, Barack Obama's search for Kevin Jennings' replacement hardest hit.

Philip Ray Greaves II will not be able to accept the job.

Florida officials filed an obscenity charge Monday against the author of a self-published how-to guide for pedophiles that was yanked from last month after it generated online outrage. Colorado authorities arrested Philip Ray Greaves II at his home in Pueblo, Colo., on a warrant that charges him with violating Florida's obscenity law.

Sheriff Grady Judd in Polk County, Fla., said his office was able to arrest Greaves because he sold and mailed his book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct," directly to undercover Polk deputies. Judd says Greaves even signed the book.

"He very proudly sold us his personal copy," Judd told the Associated Press. "I was outraged by the content. It was clearly a manifesto on how to sexually batter children ... You just can't believe how absolutely disgusting it was."

For more about Philip Greaves, click here about the semi-literate man who happens to be an atheist. Not that those have anything to do with each other.

A Short Aside: Is it just me or has there been a rash of 'Enlightened Atheists' who just so happen to be damned, dirty perverts? Greaves and David Epstein both belong to the "Non-Prophet Religion" that is Atheism. Two points, a pattern does not make. But any more stories like this and I'm going to start believing that in order to be an atheist you're going to need to be a member of NAMBLA first.

I guess when God is dead to someone then everything is permissible.

Update: Linked by The Other McCain and tightened up some loose verbiage.

New Survey Showing That Doctors Will Work Part Time Or Quit Altogether If ObamaCare Goes Through

This came out last week but I just saw it a few days ago.

Both Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan talked about the consequences of this.

Rand in the book, Atlas Shrugs:

Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I would not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward.

And Reagan in his speech against socialized medicine:

Can't say we weren't warned.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Some Programming Notes For The Inner Geek

The BBC is producing Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. To which I say damn. There won't be any way it will air here unless it's on PBS and they only play the crappy shows from the BBC. So I'm out of luck unless it is released as a Region One DVD. Eventually. I wasn't sure from reading the article but I think it's going to be a regular series instead of a TV movie or mini-series.

This has to be the strangest source material for a Disney movie. The King of the Elves by Philip K. Dick. Not too bad. Especially considering some of Dick's other stories.

It should be obvious by now that I'm some sort of nerd.

I took my two daughters to see 'Tangled' tonight. Very good movie. There are a couple of rather intense moments for younger viewers. But if they have seen 'Finding Nemo' or 'Toy Story 3' already, it should be okay.

It does have its share of comic violence. But the character that it happens to, Flynn, lives through it without a scratch. So it isn't any worse than the 'Roadrunner and Coyote' cartoon.

For a decent movie with enough humor on both levels-- getting kids to laugh while throwing adults a bone or two-- give it a try.

Friday Night Christmas Carol With She & Him

Zooey Deschanel-- much like Frank and Deano-- makes it sound rather effortless.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Now One Step Closer To Reality

The Voyager I spacecraft on the edge of interstellar space.

To go boldly where no man-made machine has gone before.

A Couple Of Good Questions Have Been Raised

The first is from Andrew Malcolm. Technically, it's from Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

"Imagine if this bill were that in order to protect our communities and homeland security, every American had to buy a gun. Can you imagine the reaction across the country to that?"

There's more there so be sure to read the whole thing.

And the second question is from TrogloPundit. Which is worth checking out for the Homer Simpson motivation poster alone.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Does A Head Shot Still Count As A Kill If Its A Zombie?

If you want cute, The Other McCain has it here. This is a bit. . . not.

Fair warning, it's rather graphic. It's every zombie kill from The Walking Dead in a little over a minute. That much should be obvious.

It's the holidays so the normal traffic is in a lull right now. Hence more oddball postings than usual.

Thanks to Viv.

Related: The Zombie Food Pyramid. The basic food groups that every growing zombie needs.

Uh. . . Yeah.

A movie about a man who uses a beaver puppet to communicate with the people in his life?

Meh, it's been done.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Top Ten Things John Edwards Said When He Found Out That Elizabeth Edwards Passed Away

10: You know how much this will save me in alimony?

9: Pop the cork, Rielle.

8: I wonder if I can turn this into a book deal?

7: About time. Those medical bill were mounting up.

6: Now I can channel her spirit in closing arguments.


4: If she didn't have the big 'C', I would be going through the big 'D'.

3: Elizabeth who? Oh, right.

2: I wonder who I can sue over this?

And the number one thing John Edwards said when he found out that Elizabeth Edwards passed away: For some reason, I'm going to be portrayed as the bad guy in this.

Friday, December 10, 2010

David Epstein: Obama Supporter, Palin Basher, Columbia Professor, Huffington Post Blogger and Incest Practitioner

To be filed under 'Ewwww, yuck. Obama supporter?'

Not sure what the incest laws are in New York but just because it might not be illegal doesn't make it right.

I was going to try to make a couple more jokes about it (besides the one in the first line) but decided against it. It's just sick and wrong.

Friday Night Christmas Carol

Tonight, I stepped aside and let my wife pick out the song.

Tom Daschle: The Elderly Have Options Under ObamaCare, They Can Die One Of Two Ways

Of course he doesn't say it quite that way. He dances around the issue by saying the elderly can go to a hospice. And die.

I think there was a term that caused quite an uproar about this sort of thing. Something about advisory boards or panels.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Video: Great Moments In Unintended Consequences

From the good folks at Reason.

If You Happen To Live In The Powhatan, Virginia Area. . .

Be sure to consider voting Todd Rojcewicz for the Board of Supervisors.

Todd is a good man, a Marine and is stepping up to be a citizen legislator. Sure, he's wearing a Boston Red Sox ball cap in the above video when a Detroit Tigers cap would have been more preferable. But we aren't going to agree on every single issue and that's okay.

It's not too early to start eying up a good candidate for next year.

Whitey Need Not Apply

Yes, this is rhetorical but why is it when minorities express interest in hiring people whose skin is a certain shade (Or, more accurately, not hiring people because of the shade of their skin) it's not considered racist?

If Chesterfield County [In Virginia] is going to offer a truly global education to its 58,000 or so students, the School Board and administration officials heard yesterday, it needs to do something about the wide gap in minority representation between students and teachers.

While 44 percent of the student body is nonwhite, only 13 percent of the teaching corps is, said Traci E. Teasley, the system's director of research and planning, during the board's quarterly work session. The immediate goal is 15 percent, with plans to top 20 percent in the long term.

"What gets monitored, gets done," Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome told the board, explaining the impetus behind including minority hiring among the five "Key Success Measures" for the school year.

The four other areas involve standardized test scores and student attendance.

The issue has been a priority for Matoaca representative U. Omarh Rajah, a one-time county teacher who became the board's first elected minority member when he unseated incumbent Thomas J. Doland in 2007.

So much of this is political correctness more than anything. And bonehead thinking.

If the school system really wanted to offer a 'global education', simply hiring minorities won't do it. To start with, minorities won't be able to offer the global perspective. Not if the teacher has live their entire life here in the US.

What happens when the Chesterfield school system can't find enough qualified candidates to hire? Do they buckle down and hire the white people? Or relax their standards to allow more 'preferred' teachers in to work? For the alter of Political Correctness, no wall is too high to make sure the right quotas will be filled. Of course standards will be relaxed.

What's more important? Making sure there are enough of the right kind of teachers or the quality of your children's education?

Hire the best teacher for the job. Regardless of skin color. At least that's how I understood Martin Luther King.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"I'm Eating My Cookie!"

Don't have too much to say about this. Other than that must be some cookie for the guy to be nibbling on it for the entire 2+ minutes.

I guess he only spent half of that time eating the cooking and the other half saying, "I'm eating my cookie".

It was only a matter of time. See, you can‘t dismiss questions about bloated wait times and problems with Canada’s single-payer health-care system by telling reporters to get lost while “I’m eating my cookie,” and expect to keep your job long.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Walking Dead: Whats Next?

Last night was the last episode for the season.

I have to admit, I think I'll be hard-pressed into watching a second season. It started out with potential but the storyline would hit a wall every time it started to move forward. Most notably with the episode "Vatos". On a mission to recover the guns Ricked dropped and find Merle they meet up with a handful of gangbangers, decked out in wife beaters and driving a lowrider, no less. The storyline pauses here to give a morality play from the leader of the Vatos. As it turns out they really are a bunch of nurses, caring for the elderly.

And with a low point like that, it takes some time to gather up enough steam to move the storyline ahead.

***As always, something something spoilers something ***

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday Season's Greetings

Don't let the 'Hitman' graphic fool you, it's an amazing version of Ave Maria.

I've heard the song during the holidays enough that I'm counting it as one.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Night Story

Heard this the other day at a department store-- it was being played for background noise-- and couldn't get it out of my head.

One More Follow Up About Christine O'Donnell. . .

Then I'm quitting the navel gazing and moving on.

I'm taking a liberty in saying that most people who vote in the primaries are the people who follow politics with this. Sure, there are the few who vote their civic duty but by and large, they follow this stuff, read blogs and are the more informed segment when it comes to candidates and issues.

Christine O'Donnell was a known quantity to the voters in Delaware. She had ran for Senate numerous times. Even a write-in drive against Joe Biden in 08 (To which he subsequently resigned to be Vice President and hand picked his successor to keep the seat to be in the Democrat column). Yet the voters chose her over Mike Castle, who was an even more well known quantity to the voters who were informed.

And as bad as her perceived flaws were*, she still won the Delaware primary. She was a choice, not an echo.

Update: Linked in the sidebar at The Other McCain.

*O'Donnell was disorganized more than anything. She would cancel appearances at the last moment when they needed to be made. And never got out in front of the narrative. The messaging always controlled her. Part of it could have been solved with a better candidate and on it goes**. If I invent the sure-fire method of winning elections, I'm charging $75,000 a month for them. A bargain considering GOP strategist Mike Murphy was charging $90,000 in California.

**Mike Castle was the "Better Candidate" but was passed over for O'Donnell. O'Donnell needed to be a better candidate like Mike Castle in order to win the general election. But Castle lost the primary instead. Yes, it's a Cliff's Notes version of what happened and the aftermath in Delaware.

Quote For The Week: Conventional Wisdom

It's been a while since I've done these but it's high time I brought it back.

From the famed Axis of Fedora, Da Tech Guy:

Conventional Wisdom is what everybody knows is true, right up to the moment when it is not.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christine O'Donnell: Mea Culpa?

I see that Robert Stacy has another postmortem about Delaware— as if another one was needed— and I’ve been putting off doing mine so here it is.

Am I at fault for losing control of the US Senate by supporting Christine O’Donnell over Mike Castle and Chris Coons? No.

Need more?

The most grievous charge against Christine O'Donnell is that not only did she lose her race, she lost others as well. Usually, the names names Ken Buck in Colorado and Dino Rossi in Washington are dropped. I have to cry bullshit on that. A race in Delaware affects races two time zones away?

If— this is not an admission— that was the case, then Pat Toomey would have been affected as well. Much of Delaware is a suburb of Philadelphia. O’Donnell needed to advertise on Philly TV in order to cover a significant portion of the population in Delaware. Why didn’t she tank Toomey? He won.

It’s more about finger pointing and what-ifs more than anything else. It was said that Mike Castle had a proven track record— until he didn’t— with voters in Delaware and would have easily won the election-- until he lost.

So by that logic Linda McMahon should have had a cake walk with the proven liar that is Dick Blumenthal. She was the establishment pick by the GOP and the NRSC. She distanced herself from Sarah Palin and any Tea Parties. Yet she was soundly beaten by a guy who most likely to be typecast as a pedophile in most movies.

McMahon ran against Peter Schiff and Rob Simmons in the GOP Primary for Connecticut, both of whom were superior candidates. Schiff is an economic prophet and Rob Simmons is a certified war hero. On paper, she should have been dead last to the other two. But money talked and McMahon had the deepest pockets of the three.

But I have yet to see the spit on the sidewalk when people mention Linda McMahon’s race. No snarky ‘recriminations’ postings about her. No one is wailing in the streets wearing sackcloth and ashes. Her loss was almost as bad as Christine O’Donnell’s. If anything, McMahon’s loss is more directly related with the loss of Joe DioGuardi and Jay Townsend in New York. Connecticut is as much of a suburb of New York City as Delaware is of Philly.

I think most if the blame being directed toward O’Donnell is due to the fact that the Tea Party and Sarah Palin supported her. O’Donnell obviously wasn’t the party pick so with her loss the GOP and others are throwing their arms out of socket pointing towards her direction and blaming her from the 'potential control' of the Senate to their food coma they had on Thanksgiving.

Out of spite, the GOP and many others on the right-- acting as an echo chamber for the MFM-- repeated all the charges that the MFM has said about O'Donnell. She’s a religious kook, a witch (burn her), she’s paranoid, she turned Karl Rove inot a newt (he got better) and personally lost control of the Senate despite all evidence to the contrary.

If you wonder why she was thought to be paranoid, consider this. She didn’t receive any help from the Delaware Republican party. She was bad mouthed by Karl Rove repeatedly the very night of her primary win. And it took the NRSC about a day to try to squelch rumors that they weren’t going to support her. Any wonder where she might get the feeling that they were out to get her?

She had her faults. She was poorly organized with her campaign. I have it on good authority that they weren't really expecting to win the primary. The “I’m not a witch” ad was awful. The multiple cancellations for TV interviews. I think she stumbled out of the primary gate and never was able to find her footing. Understandable considering she was getting pummeled by both sides of the isle, which really isn’t an excuse but a statement of what happened to her.

What I know about her is that she wasn’t the strongest candidate but I still would have preferred her over Mike Castle any day of the week.

So do I still need to offer a mea culpa? I did miss-read the Big Red Wave, after all. Why take the ‘safe’ bet of Mike Castle when all the odds look to be in your favor?

Well, if you consider the recent vote in the Senate, chances are that Castle would have been one more Republican voting for the Farm bill that needed to be defeated.

So no, I don’t need to say I’m sorry for supporting O’Donnell.

If anyone says that O’Donnell lost someone else’s election, look behind that person. There is either a party loyalist hack or a wannabe party player saying that.

Do you know what was really scary about Christine O’Donnell? Nothing about being a witch or human sacrifice or that she was going to ban masturbation. It was that even though she was a known quantity in Delaware— she ran several times for office before— the rank and file of Republican voters rejected the party’s pick of Mike Castle. It wasn’t who she was but what she represented. She was a choice, not an echo. A departure from the normal power brokers and gave the people a real choice in that election.

That’s the real crime she is guilty of.

Reason # 244,345 To Stop Funding PBS

What the hell, I'm throwing NPR in with this as well. Go big or go home.

Via Doug over at his Gator hangout and News Busters. Go on, watch the video. I'll wait.

The video is from last May but it still doesn't change the stupidity that is Tavis Smiley. If there ever was an affirmative action hire, Smiley is it. And PBS knows it too. Why else would they schedule his show late at night after Nightline is over?

To start with, Smiley grossly asserts that Christians are more responsible for acts of terror "every day" (his words) than Muslim extremists. Then points to himself and says that he's a Christian as well (Which is funny in retrospect. Didn't realize he was admitting he was a terrorist). He then props up Columbine as an example of Christian terrorism.

Except that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold where not Christians (If they were, they weren't acting out In The Name Of The Lord the way Islamic Terrorists scream, "Allah Akbar". A subtle but very important difference). Cassie Bernall was, however. She was shot by one of the two during the Columbine shootings.

Sure, there has been in the past an occasional shooting of an abortion doctor. The important thing to keep in mind is when that has happened, the mainstream Church readily condemns said shootings. And I can't remember when the last one has happened. Almost over ten years ago[See update below]? Compared to other acts of terrorism (really, what other word would fit) that has been committed recently.

I guess you can throw Timothy McVeigh in the domestic terrorism column. He fell under the lone wacko variety rather than religious fanatic. Ted Kaczynski could be placed here to. Except that he was a religious fanatic of the environment. One could even say druid like.

Back to Smiley.

He repeats the lie about Emmanuel Cleaver being called the N-word. With all of the video cameras rolling that day and not one instance of that word being uttered. If it was said, it would have been replayed constantly, digitally processed and every letter pronouncement analyzed. Don't believe me? Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen and Michael Richards would disagree.

That the N-Word was said is a damned, dirty lie and until a video clips shows otherwise, I'm going to keep on saying it's a lie. Because Emmanuel Cleaver is a filthy liar. It was needing to be said.

Anyhoo, I could go on about Smiley's asinine,ignorant and stuttered ramblings but it's like shooting prairie dogs with a .22 rifle. After a while, it gets boring. You need them to line up in order to shoot them two at one time.

The guy from the movie, 'Radio' could do a better job than Smiley and wouldn't need subtitles in order to understand what he was saying.

Sylvester Stallone has better pronunciation in 'The Expendables' than Tavis.

Smiley must have naked pictures of Charlie Rose and Jim Lehrer together someplace. Besides the affirmative action scenario, that's the only possible reason why he has a show on PBS.

He's does what a good houseboy needs to do. Smear conservative groups like the Tea Party in any way he can. He's a liberal tool. Does the public really need to be subsidizing fools and rewarding stupidity like this?

Update and fact check: A small walk back. George Tiller was shot and killed just last year. The late term abortion doctor died at the hands of Scott Roeder. So it was a lot less than ten years ago since the last one.

Monday, November 29, 2010

If I Do One Christmas PSA This Year. . .

It's this: How to gift wrap your cat.

The Walking Dead: Consequences And Retribution

For those of you have been following along so far, you know the drill.

*** Something about spoilers below the fold ***

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Surely You Must Be Joking! Leslie Nielsen Passed Away?*

I'm not joking and quit calling me Shirley.

Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen, who most famously achieved global success in comedy movies such as "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun," has died aged 84, Manitoba radio station CJOB reported Sunday.

His death was first reported in unconfirmed messages on Twitter late Sunday that suggested the actor had died in the hospital after suffering from pneumonia.

His nephew Doug Nielson, told CJOB that Leslie had been in the hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 12 days and that with family and friends by his side at 5:30pm Sunday "he just fell asleep and passed away."

Before he starred in Aiplane!, he was a known as very serious actor, i.e., The Forbidden Planet.

Jim Abrams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker offered him the role as the doctor and he jumped at it. Giving Nielsen a second chance in show business with a comical career.

Something about ones that made you laugh, you will miss the most.

This isn't to highlight the 'Surely' gag but the more overshadowed line: "What is it?". If I remember my movie right, it was dropped a few times.

*All too many blogs probably used this gag as a title for Nielsen's passing. Low hanging fruit. But-- on some level-- I don't think Leslie would mind.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I thought it appropriate to include George Washington's Thanksgiving declaration.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

And for the traditionalists, The Daley Gator had A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Parable Of The Shot TV

Did you know that if you voted for Bristol Palin on Dancing With the Stars, you helped to improve the economy?

It's true.

As she progressed week after week in the contest, people became further and further incensed at her. Enough to where one Steven Cowan picked up his gun and shot his TV.

You might think that he might be a little off his rocker. He may have misread his medication as "6 pills every 2 hours" instead of the other way around. He may have thought that it would have impressed Brook Burke. Who knows?

But here's what I think happened. He was looking to stimulate the economy.


He went Elvis on the TV and ended up in a 15 hour stand off with the police. The police do not work for free. They'll be getting extra pay in their checks for the overtime and hazard duty*. Then there is the cost for the courts and lawyers. Those attorneys need someway to pay for the big ad on the back of the phone book.

Not to mention that Cowan's wife will buy a new TV. She'll have more disposable income as well because she won't be supporting his TV viewing habits. . . His diet of Natty Light. . . His PPV bill. . . This is the proverbial finding a dollar in the gutter for her. Maybe she can now afford a divorce attorney?

All because you voted for Bristol, the economy was stimulated.

With any luck, she will win. That means more TVs will be shot and more stimulus for the economy.

Or something.

*Not sure if police get hazard pay or not. But it sounded good for the posting so I left it in.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Like Salt In A Wound

The people behind the victory/9-11 mosque at Ground Zero in New York City are applying for a federal grant. From a 9-11 development fund.

The Walking Dead: No Stereotype Left Unturned

The forth episode, "Vatos", aired last night. At this point, the series could go either way, better or worse. Yeah, it got worse.

Spoilers below the fold. If you're so inclined.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More Klavan, More Better

Via Dan over at the Gator spot.

Andrew dissects the argument that for some odd reason, conservatives are dumb and prone to violence while liberals are educated and enlightened. Or something.

About A Friday Night

Yeah, too easy after Bob "The Human Garrote" Etheridge conceding today.

Feel more like celebrating Rep.-elect Renee Ellmers win instead. Which usually ends up in a bender of Charlie Sheen proportions.

Just warning you if no posts happen before Monday.

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Official. Renee Ellmers Is Now Rep.-Elect Ellmers


Bob "Huggie Bear" Etheridge concedes with a 'Woe Is Me' type of speech that only Democrats can seem to pull off (See Wrangle, Charlie).

In a statement from his campaign, the seven-term congressman said, "The combination of the national tide that swept the country, massive amounts of secret corporate cash funding a campaign of distortions, and dirty politics by Washington D.C. partisan operatives was just too much to overcome."

Let's break this down one by one.

Why at was the cause of the national tide? An out of touch Congress not listening to their constituents.

Massive amounts of secret spending? As Robert Stacy noted, he outspent Rep.-elect Ellmers 3 to 1. To put that into perspective, Bob must grab the necks of three college students and slur uncontrollably, "Who're You?!" compared to the one neck he grabbed in his now famous video.

Dirty political party tricks. It's only dirty when the other side does it. And somehow manages the politician in question to grab a guy across the throat. Dirty. Completely dirty.

And partisan operatives. Duh. It's an election year and they are in the opposing party. As much as they are the party of stupid, Republicans have proved they can learn a thing or two from 'Macacca'.

A bit of a mea culpa here. It was all to easy to dogpile on Bob "Colombian Necktie" Etheridge when the video first hit the internet. I missed the obvious connection that it was orchestrated in part by the RNCC. At the very least, by someone who equipped the two operatives and sent them into the streets where they knew Nancy Pelosi and several other Democrat members of Congress were having a meeting. It was pure luck that Bob "Full Nelson" Ethridge in some sort of drunken stupor* when he asked them, "Who're you?"

Now he's history. Make no mistake however, Etheridge was no more "TMZ'd" than George Allan was.

Congratulations, Rep.-elect Ellmers. I've waited a long time to say that.

*And he has still yet to deny it. It's the seriousness of the charge outweighs any burden of proof. Don't look at me like that. It's their rules. I just live by them.

This Is Welcome News

The official recount is coming to an end and it looks like Renee Ellmers-- baring any suddenly "found" ballot boxes-- will be declared the winner.

Ellmers held a lead of about 1,500 votes out of nearly 190,000 cast in the 2nd Congressional District. She has spent the week in Washington getting oriented with the job in anticipation that she will be declared the official winner.

The State Board of Elections is expected to certify election results at a meeting next Tuesday.

Now Bob "The Chicken Choker" Etheridge will have to throttle strangers as a private citizen instead of as a member of Congress.

Good thing too, I was running out of titles for him. The Streetside Strangler, Noted Chokehold Expert, Neck Wrangler, Sleeper Hold, "Who're You?". . . It can be taxing after a while.

Has Flying Really Become This Bad?

If not flying then the security check in right before you enter the terminal.

Man arrested after punching TSA screener in Indy.

Will Turkey Day Fliers Cry Foul?

Airport staff 'exposed woman's breasts, laughed'.

Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening.

TSA, Pilots Weigh Biometric System for Airport Screening.

No union for Transportation Security workers.
And. . .

Insty: A different reader who requests anonymity emails:

The skies have become much more 'friendlier' since I last flew.

This Is Why Primaries Matter

So this doesn't happen.

Virginia Republicans overwhelmingly want George Allen to be their candidate for the Senate in 2012. 46% say he'd be their pick with the second (and unlikely) choice of Eric Cantor falling all the way back at 18%. 16% would like Ken Cuccinelli and then there's very little support for the remaining options given- 4% for Bill Bolling and Tom Davis and only 2% for Bob Marshall.

George Allen had his chance and lost it. Not for the made up word, 'Macaca'. But by voting for pretty much anything that came down the pipeline regarding big government spending. It signals to me that he's "More Of The Same" when it comes to growing the government when it should be the other way around.

Click on the picture to enlarge.*
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If any of the Tea Party endorses Allen, then that will answer the question of who is still standing on principles and who has been co-opted by the GOP.

*This was being passed out at the Tea Party Convention a couple of months ago here in Richmond, VA. At the very same time George Allen was speaking during a Q & A forum. As for why he was there? I can only speculate that the organizers wanted someone who has been in DC and has seen the sausage making first hand. And Allen may have been returning a favor to some of the higher ups in the Tea Party who has worked for him in the past.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Any wonder why Newsweak was sold for a dollar?

Pic via Drudge.

I Looked Up "High Maintenance" In The Dictionary.

And Eva Longoria's picture was next to the entry.

She is filing for divorce from her husband, Tony Parker. Meaning she'll be available if you can afford the upkeep. You don't think she is acting in "Desperate Housewives", do you?

Two blips have yet to make a pattern but you'll find out soon enough when she ends up married again.

Kind of a long way to go to use a picture of her.

Via Live at Five over at Stacy's place.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Joe Miller: Post Mortem

Yeah, I think he's toast.

Robert Stacy plays Quincy to the write in campaign that Leeza MoreCokePlease engaged in to beat Miller in the general election.

Some habits die hard. Lunch MacAndCheese's name needed to be spelled right-- at least close-- for it to count, if I recall correctly. I wasn't going to help out.

Regardless Of Who Is In Charge. . .

This is a mantra to live by when reading any report about the economy released by the government: They lie to you because they think you are stupid.

He's right about the price of yogurt at Wal-Mart. I was there the other night grocery shopping and it has gone up eight cents. Might not seem a lot but when you consider the sheer volume that Wal-Mart sells every day, it adds up.

Exit question: Which would be preferable? The zombie apocalypse or the US turning into Wiemar Germany?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Did Glenn Thrush Knowingly Publish A Misleading Report About Andy Harris?

Seeing how the key takeaway quote is buried seven paragraphs deep.

[Andy Harris' spokeswoman, Anna] Nix said Harris, who is the father of five, wasn’t being hypocritical – he was just pointing out the inefficiency of government-run health care.

But that doesn't stop most liberal, progressive and idiot (but I've been repeating myself) blogs from clipping only the first two paragraphs.

A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in.

Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who defeated freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 – 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.

Check out the Memeorandum link. Most of the liberal blogs (at least most of the ones I checked out. Didn't click through them all) have taken the first two paragraphs out of context and never mention the 'Punking' that Harris did.

The Stack Of Naked Pictures John Cornyn Has Must Be Pretty Impressive

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw that John Cornyn's running unopposed to be in charge of the NRSC again. And Marco Rubio is supporting him? The same Marco Rubio that ran and won against the NRSC endorsed Charlie Crist in Florida? The NRSC that was headed by John Cornyn at the time?

Yes, yes he is.

Politics makes strange bedfellows, indeed.

Sen. John Cornyn is expected Tuesday to formally make a bid for another two years as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
GOP sources confirm to CNN that the Texas Republican will put his name up for nomination for re-election as NRSC chairman, as the Senate Republican Conference meets behind closed doors. According to the sources, the two-term senator is not expected to face any opposition in his bid to remain as NRSC chairman, and has already secured the support of a number of new Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

Emphasis mine.

Robert Stacy isn't pleased about this, needless to say. Cornyn's behavior was the reason Not One Red Cent was started.

Maybe Cornyn is going to owe them a favor or two for the support? One can only hope at this point this might be the case.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Whatever You Do. . .

Do not click here.

Unless you like the smell of baking bread.

The Walking Dead: The Series So Far

AKA: Because man cannot live off of bread alone. All politics all the time does get a little dry at times.

The show centers around Rick Grimes as he awakes from a coma and tries to find his wife and son in a post apocalyptic world filled with zombies.

As with 28 Days Later, some of the scarier situations don't pertain to the zombies but to society breaking down. With Frank Darabont at the helm, many of the characters are turning out to be rather thin. Racist redneck brothers Merle and Daryl cause most of the tension within the rest of the camp. They make a sheet of paper seem deep and complex.

Of course the stray zombie or two still adds to the drama.


If Sarah Palin's Alaska Isn't Your Cup Of Tea. . .

Then in the interest of fairness, TLC is proud to present: Nancy Pelosi's San Fransisco.*

*Not sure if it's my server or not yet but the link was working for me fine last night. This morning, not so much. It's back up. Must have been only a hiccup.

Added: It's Nancy Pelosi's San Fransisco. Take that for what it's worth before clicking over.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Hits A New Low

No, not me scraping bottom with this blog. I did that a long time ago.

A New Low is the name of the song by Middle Class Rut.

Thanks to the incomparable songstress, Heidi, for picking these guys out earlier this week.

Bob "Sleeper Hold" Etheride Asks For Recount

The ballots are counted and there's less than 1% difference between Bob and Renee Ellmers. Allowing Bob to ask for a recount.

Down by some 1,500 votes, North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge (D) has asked for a recount in his race against Republican challenger Renee Ellmers.
[. . .]
Etheridge trails by 1,489 votes, according to the North Carolina Board of Elections' latest count. The seven-term Democrat has gained some 600 votes since Election Day, according his campaign.

Obviously this begs the question: Why does Bob Etheridge hate women? A very qualified candidate beat him and he's not conceding to her?

Bob "The Streetside Strangler" Etheridge Watch: Day One

He has today to announce if he intends to go ahead with his recount.

Bob Etheridge will learn today if he is entitled to a recount in his bid to retain the 2nd District seat in Congress.

Election results across North Carolina are to become official during today's canvass.

I would be surprised if he would concede the race at this point. The object is to recount and recount until he 'finds' enough votes to break his way. At the very least, hope for a run-off where he might win that instead. You don't spend fourteen years in Congress without wanting to hang on to that prestige and power like the neck of a college student who asked you a question.

By the way, help Renee out, you jackwagon.

For Those Of You Who Have Served

Thank you. It's two little words and it barely scratches the surface in terms of gratitude for what this country owes you for your service.

And for this day of thanks to veterans, Smitty over at The Other McCain's habitat has signaled that he'll be on duty for a year. He's heading for a land that's arid and dry and-- worst of all-- no access to broadband for the better part of a year. Safe journey.

Best of all, he has a bit of Gaelic up that really needs to be checked out. If only to see how this fits: Come, you sons of hounds, and I will give you flesh.

I was going to play this in Smitty's honor but then realized he would be more at home with this:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Texas Tea, Police And A Follow Up. . .

To the police firings because they were members of the Tawakoni Area Tea Party. The city released a listing of abuses they said the officers were guilty of.

Schultz and Beckett are both on paid administrative leave while they appeal their terminations.

The termination notices obtained indicate the duo’s involvement in the Tea Party was considered “prohibited political activity” under the city’s employee personnel policies manual. The mayor said the men spoke and advocated against the city council and supported a petition against the mayor as part of their participating in the party.

The two men weren’t just fired for their involvement in the Tea Party, however.

The termination memos mention other alleged infractions by both law enforcement officers including accusations that Schultz drove city equipment to obtain medical treatment, screamed at another city employee in the City Hall parking lot within earshot of the public, lied to federal agents during an investigation, drank booze at a public park and restaurant, drove while intoxicated, slouched at city council meetings, and didn’t discipline Beckett for holding naked pool parties at Beckett’s house.

Besides holding naked pool parties and joining the Tea Party, Beckett’s termination memo also said he drank alcohol in a public park and restaurant, asked a subordinate to follow he and his wife home after they drank too much, didn’t pay his water bill in time, and didn’t properly maintain investigative files and evidence.

Slouching at city council meetings?

I'm not sure what naked pool parties has to do with his ability to be police officer. What a person does in his own time is his own business, IYKWIMAITYD. Unless there is some "Pillar of the Community" type clause in his contract.

The drinking on duty, however, is the serious charge. I'm assuming that it was on duty. If it was off duty, it would hinge on the clause I just speculated about. But that and that alone should be grounds for removal.

The big question remains is why is the Tea Party still listed as part of the reason why Beckett was fired. That shouldn't have been listed at all.

Police Officers Fired For Being TEA Party Members?
Follow Up On The Texas Police Officers

If The DNC Wanted A News Network As A Fund-Raising Apparatus, They Should Have Picked One That Wasn't At The Bottom Of Ratings.

Can Rachel Maddow be charge for stealing cable? It's obvious that Fox News is being played inside her head.

Nickles and dimes and projection. Accusing Fox News of doing the exact same thing that she has done on her own show. But that's okay because she's a progressive and on the side of goodness and light.

Snark aside, attacks like this happen all the time and nine times out of ten, it's a case of projection. When a progressive accuses the right of some wrong doing, they are usually guilty of that said charge. Republicans stealing elections? It ends up being ACORN ballot stuffing for the local democrat. A TV personality at MSNBC accusing Fox News of being a fundraising arm for the GOP? Well, you get the idea.

Joe Biden Had A Meeting About Transparency Behind Closed Doors

That's all I have with the headline.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tea Partiers Hurl Racial Epithets At Bystanders

And by Tea Partiers I mean One Term Tom Perriello's supporters calling the actual Tea Party people "house n-ggers".

Yeah, it's from before the election but it's the first I saw of it. One more incident to filed under "If We Did This".

Friday, November 5, 2010

What A Week This Was

It had its ups (Rand Paul, Marco Rubio) and downs (Christine O'Donnell, the Renee Ellmers recount).

It was definitively pudding worthy, that's for sure.

Time to have a drink and a short break from politics. You can't live off of apple-tinis and bread pudding alone. And enjoy Ben Folds new song.

This Election Isn't Over Yet

AKA, One Last Call For Ten Buck Friday.

Renee Ellmers still needs your help.

Noted choke-hold expert Bob Etheridge will not go faintly into the night after finding a couple of hundred ballots someplace. Etheridge's "Get The Extreme Elderly Out To Vote" seems to be working better than expected.

The margin was close but enough for a decisive win for Ellmers. Until a "counting error" was found. If anymore votes are "found", it trigger a recount by law. And the recount will go on and on until enough votes break for Bob "WWF" Etheridge.

Ellmers needs your support more than ever.
Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.)

Then, yesterday afternoon – unexpectedly – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount.

As a result, last night my campaign began hiring attorneys – eleven attorneys in all. One in each county to monitor each recount and an attorney to work with the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

Right now, our best estimate of the minimum cost we face is $50,000. But, of course, my campaign spent every penny we had before the election.

Yesterday, we appealed to the National Republican Congressional Committee for support, asking if they could contribute to help pay the costs of this recount. Their answer, unfortunately, was, No – that we would have to raise the money to pay for the recount ourselves.

I was afraid that would be their answer. Months ago, I went to Washington and asked the National Republican Congressional Committee and many conservative leaders to help my campaign. Many conservative groups – like the Susan B. Anthony List, Concerned Women of America, Freedom Works, and Sarah Palin’s Sarah PAC all helped, but the NRCC declined. Later, they did support other campaigns in North Carolina – which, unfortunately, lost – but we never received their support. In fact, their spokesman told the press “that the campaign wasn’t ready for prime time” – which actually made it even harder for us to raise money. So, I am doubtful we will get support from the NRCC to help with the expense of the recount.
Since that time, the NRCC has finally done their part for this "Not Ready For Prime Time" candidate who happened to win her election. They did the job they are supposed to do.  

Back to Ten Buck Friday.

It was an amazingly simple concept that many blogs picked up on in the run up to the general election. At the end of each workweek, take 10 bucks (or 20 or 30 or whatever amount you wanted to use) and donate it. Instead of dinner for four at Pizza Hut, you could have bought a take and bake pizza and a bottle of soda and sent the price difference to the candidate of your choice. It's that easy.

So here is the scoop. I already donated to Renee's recount fund. And between all of the blogs I contribute to:

Out of those five blogs, surely there is a readership of more than a hundred people on any one day. And if those 100 readers could donate 10 bucks each, it would make it an easy grand in her bank. If it helps, I already donated $25 bucks this morning.

I don't make this bleg (blog beg) lightly. And I'm not saying that Bob "Five Martini Breakfast" Etheridge is out to steal this election. But I'm not not saying it either. And by steal I mean that liberals mean to render you mute on how you want this country to be ran. Don't let them steal your voice and your vote. Speak out today.

Thanks to Bob for some of the links and the reminder for Ten Buck Fridays.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bob Etheridge "Finds" Ballots

How convenient for him to want a recount. Considering that he lost to Renee Ellmers.

It's his right but it sounds like shenanigans of Al Franken proportions.* In case that's not clear enough: Yes, I'm saying that Bob "Who're you" Etheridge is going to try and steal this election.

The NC-2 Race, in which Renee Ellmers is poised to take down manhandling Bob “Who’re You” Etheridge, has gotten complicated. Last night, it looked like a clear victory for Ellmers and she claimed victory. The gap tightened, however, andnow he wants a recount.

Etheridge is a 6 term incumbent in what was considered a very safe seat for the Democrats. Unfortunately for Bob, it looks bad when you put a college student in a headlock for asking question, and his constituents suddenly became a lot less excited about supporting someone who might attack them.

Recounts and elections lawyers aren't cheap. Please donate to help out Renee.

*Back in 2009, a trunk full of ballots that were heavily slanted toward Al Franken just happened to have been found right before a recount.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One More Video For The Night

Trying to do some more about how the Republicans took over the House but having trouble keeping my eyes open. I was up way too late last night and the screen is splitting in two right now as I type this.

From Ayn Rand herself, what compromise really means.

In short, "Sell out".

Video: The Madness Of Barack Obama

This may be an exercise in tautology but it's also a well needed reminder.

There really isn't much difference between Barack and George W. Bush. Only the speed and the scope of their policies.

Updated: Smitty brought up a good point. There is a difference between the two Presidents. I don't doubt that Pres. Bush loved this country. His policies were the result of compromise with the liberal left. No Child Left Behind among others.

Barack, I believe after watching his actions, doesn't.

I'm Calling It For Renee Ellmers

From the official election desk at the dusty headquarters of At The Point Of A Gun, Renee Ellmers beat incumbent democrat Bob "Who Are You?" Etheridge.


Now This Is Just Sad

Watching the results on NBC and Brian Williams said that "Team Pelosi" just didn't explain her plan well enough to the public.

Nancy Pelosi has no one to blame but herself for not explaining her agenda. She said it best herself, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it".

Drinking Game For The Night

To help clear up any of the spin when listening to the MFM report on the election results. Glad I'm not playing right now. I wouldn't be able to stumble back to bed from my desk.

One more rule. Drink for every time a liberal calls John Boehner "John Boner".

Monday, November 1, 2010

These Are The People Who Will Cancel Out Your Vote

So get out there and punch that ticket, dislodge that hanging chad, touch the computer screen, fill in the line between the two brackets on the oversize ballot and-- who knows if these machines are still out there-- pull that lever tomorrow.

Then the real work begins.

Because for the most part, we'll be turning over the keys to the Republicans. They didn't drive the car into the ditch-- that was the Democrats in Congress-- but they damn well came pretty close before giving up and handing the keys off to someone else. And we all know who that is.

So get out and vote. Except for Democrats. They are voting on Wednesday.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

I've listened to a version of this done by Willem Dafoe some time ago but after reviewing it, itm wasn't the same version of the poem. It was a concept album by Lou Reed and the lines were re-written for the studio version. As to why? I don't know. But it should be a crime to mess with a classic. Other than that, the Dafoe version is wicked good despite the departure from the classic lines.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's Friday And That Means It's Time For A Random Video

The video is cool but there is something about the music that sticks with you.

This has to hold some record for the world's longest montage.

Friday, October 29, 2010

For The Voters In Alaska, You Have A Choice In The Senate

In spades.

Da Tech Guy has some background about it.

Virginia Elections Information

There's more than a couple of candidates up for election next Tuesday. A couple of ballot initiatives are on the ballot as well.

The Richmond Tea Party has the 411 on that.

It helps at times because many initiatives are worded in such a way where, "A yes vote will negate the validation of the proposed legislation by not allowing it go forward with. . ." and so on and so forth.

I blame the lawyers.

It's Up To You

In a world. . .

Thanks to my in-laws for finding this.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Barney Frank Fighting For His Seat. . .

Like the man in a pickle barrel with a sudden onset of claustrophobia.

Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability.

Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, an Iraq war veteran, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown.

In the run-up to Tuesday's congressional elections, Frank has faced a torrent of negative ads and mailings, much of it from groups outside the state who support candidates from the conservative Tea Party movement.

Last week, Frank borrowed $200,000 from his personal savings to prop up his campaign, saying he needed "to defend against outside attacks.
[. . .]
"If Barney Frank loses, it would be as significant as Scott Brown's win. You would really begin to see the depths of this anti-government sentiment," said Marc Landy, professor of political science at Boston College.

The shocking part was that they described Frank as 'witty'. Seriously?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Follow Up On The Texas Police Officers. . .

Who just happened to be members of their local Tea Party and were fired recently. The story given so far is that it's because of budget cuts, not political connections, is why the officers where handed their walking papers.

But why the two involved with the Tea Party and not others? It's not paranoia when they really are out to get you.

. . . West Tawakoni Mayor Pete Yoho has fired Officer Johnny Beckett from the city’s police department and also suspended for ten days without pay Police Chief Jack Schultz, after which he will be terminated. The offense alleged is that the two officers belong the Tawakoni Area Tea Party. West Tawakoni is a small town in eastern Texas with a population of about 1,500 people. In Hunt County, where West Tawakoni is located, Barack Obama received less than 30 percent of the vote in the 2008 general election, about the same percentage that John Kerry received in the 2004 general election, and a little less than the 32 percent of the vote which Al Gore received in the 2000 election.

Any termination of the police officers because of involvement in the Tea Party would not only violate the constitutional rights of the officers to associate with any legal organization they wished, but would also seem profoundly out of synch with the will of the citizens of West Tawakoni. The Texas Tea Party confirms the report of TexasFred and also notes that Chief Schultz had not only been on this small police force for 20 years, but that he also served as a volunteer fireman in the county. This story, if true, is evidence of an animus against the Tea Party which violates the rights of those officers.

Pin the story to a wall to see what happens.


Police Officers Fired For Being TEA Party Members?

Finally, Local Press Has Brought Up Bob Etheridge's Assault. Vote Renee Ellmers!

Over 4 months ago, WRAL barely touched on Bob Etheridge's assault (what else would you call it?). Now with less than a week to the elections, it's being brought up again. And rightfully so.

In June, a video released on the Internet showed seven-term Congressman Bob Etheridge engaged in a sidewalk confrontation with a man in Washington, D.C. He grabbed the arm and then the neck of the man, who refused Etheridge's repeated demands to identify himself as he and another man videotaped Etheridge and asked if he supported "the Obama agenda."

Etheridge immediately apologized for the incident, but together with the national surge by the Republican Party, the video helped put his opponent, Renee Ellmers, on the campaign map.

The video is "Controversial" because Etheridge is a Democrat. Compare the coverage of this to what a mere supporter of Rand Paul did to a Move On Activist loon.

Renee Ellmer's new ad is posted below:

More: Bob is going "Lean Democrat". He's at risk.

For more information on how Bob assaulted two students:
More About Bob "Who Are You" Etheridge
Bob Etheridge: Reaching Out And Embracing The Public
Video: Democrat Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC2) Assaults College Student

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Police Officers Fired For Being TEA Party Members?

Expect to be hearing more about this if true.

Today I received a plea for help from the Tawakoni Area TEA Party. They have a Mayor that is out of control and hates the TEA Party too. He has fired 2 long time officers for no other apparent reason than the simple fact that they belong to the local TEA Party chapter.

Be sure to read the rest of the details.

"We Hang Folks Around Here For Horse Thievin'"

Should voter fraud be considered any less of a crime? After all, it is one group of people-- by and large, Democrats-- looking to steal your voice in an election.

And by stealing your voice, they are stealing the way you want the country to be ran and forcing their decisions upon you. All because they got the chance to have one man vote 3, 4, 8 or X amount of times compared to your one vote.

Horse thieves where hanged for less.

Related Enough: Once is circumspect, twice is coincidence and three times is enemy action. Wait.

Monday, October 25, 2010

60 Minutes, 99er's & What Employment Is Really At.

This was on 60 Minutes last night. Basically, unemployment is really bad*. And really, really high.

And much higher than what is being reported. And all of it started when the Democrats took control of the purse strings in Congress after the 06 election.

*Line stolen from The Right Scoop's title.

A Real Doctor Chimes In On ObamaCare

The last minute or so is a campaign commercial for Dr. Rob Steele. NTTIAWWT. How else would you hear about how ObamaCare will affect physicians and doctors in the medical field?

ObamaCare really is about enslaving people's minds.

Related Enough: Renee Ellmers had a televised debate with Bob "Who are you?" Etheridge a few days ago.

I didn't see the entire debate but this was telling:

Like always:

Thanks to Laura.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Video: I'm Voting for Liberty

Via The Chicago Tea Party.

Very well done, I might add.

This brings to mind the call of the Tea Party. What it lacks in dollars, it more than makes up for with it's numbers on election day. So if organizing and calling likely voters is a function of terrorists and extremists, then call me an extremist. It wasn't racism or bigotry but politics. Any honest observer of news can tell you that. Key word being honest.

So It Comes To This: The Literal Version Of Daydream Believer

Couldn't pass this up.

Thanks to Ginger.