Friday, August 24, 2012

Top Ten Tasks The Secret Service Is Doing To Prepare For Joe Biden's Visit To The GOP Convention

Drudge has reports of the Secret Service doing advance work in the case that Joe Biden might try and crash the party, so to speak.  
Of course, like all high ranking officials, the Secret Service needs to take precautions.

So may I present the
Top Ten Tasks the Secret Service needs to do in order to prepare Tampa for a visit from Joe Biden. 

From the home office Scranton, PA.

10:  Re-naming the hotel restaurant 'Katie's Restaurant' so Joe won't get confused about where to eat.

9:  Baby Proofing the Presidential Suit where he's staying at.

8:  Removing the booze out of the refrigerator and replacing it with Prozac spiked apple juice.

7:  Recruit series of interns to stand by Joe's side to listen and nod politely while he's transcribing his memoirs, "The Adventures of Scranton Joe In The High Himalayas" (expect a high burn out rate, recruit as many as you can).

6:  Hire man to carry boom box in Joe's entourage.

5:  Make sure there's a ready supply of Depends.

4:  Secretly replace Viagra with blue Tic-Tacs (Jill Biden's special request).

3:  Have emergency topee and/or can of RonCo Spray Hair in case of emergency.

2:  Remind Joe that he won't need the rain poncho. It's not a Gallagher concert.

And the number one task  the Secret Service needs to do in order to prepare Tampa for a visit from Joe Biden:  Leave note by closet: Socks. THEN shoes.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Remember, These Women Claim To Be Speaking For All Women

Code Pink took to Capitol Hill to protest over women's rights and the usual litany of demands.

And to be noticed, they dressed even. . .  Pinker than usual.  

Valiant, brave members of Code Pink chanting, "Respect Us!"  
From Protein Wisdom:  

Representatives of Code Pink, NOW, Planned Parenthood and Rock the Slut Vote were scheduled to speak on the west lawn of the Capitol, addressing the issues of reproductive rights, equal pay and the Equal Rights Amendment.
 And as always, claim to represent all women when they speak.  

General Motors Heading For Bankruptcy Again.


[T]he federal government owns 500,000,000 shares of GM, or about 26% of the company.  It would need to get about $53.00/share for these to break even on the bailout, but the stock closed at only $20.21/share on Tuesday.  This left the government holding $10.1 billion worth of stock, and sitting on an unrealized loss of $16.4 billion.

Right now, the government’s GM stock is worth about 39% less than it was on November 17, 2010, when the company went public at $33.00/share.  However, during the intervening time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by almost 20%, so GM shares have lost 49% of their value relative to the Dow.
So it could be said that GM stock has lost over half their value since the government took over. 

Related:  "Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry." [emphasis mine]

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

States Limiting Drug Prescriptions For Medicaid Patients

A federal mandate with limited funds needs to cut services to make a budget?

The deuce you say!

Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.
[. . .]
Medicaid is a federal program that is carried out in partnership with state governments. It forms an important element of President Barack Obama's health-care plan because under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--AKA Obamcare--a larger number of people will be covered by Medicaid, as the income cap is raised for the program.
With both the expanded Medicaid program and the federal subsidy for health-care premiums that will be available to people earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level, a larger percentage of the population will be wholly or partially dependent on the government for their health care under Obamacare than are now.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When Candid Camera Goes Wrong. Horribly, Horribly Wrong.

He fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never 'Punk'd' an Egyptian actor by saying he is on Israeli TV"

Notice the high level of tolerance and respect that's being shown.

I do have to admit that if it was Ashton Kutcher that was slapped and pushed around, it would have made it the best Punk'd show of all.   

More background about this here

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

If You See Only One Movie Sequel This Year. . .

Well, chances are it's going to be 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

But if you want to see two movie sequels this year, keep your calender open on 10/12/12 when 'Atlas Shrugged Part II' hits theaters.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"When The Backbone Of A Country Starts Thinking That Laws And Rules Are Not Worth Following, It's Just A Hop, Skip And A Jump To Anarchy"


This isn't so much of a matter of if but when in our country. 

TV has given us the illusion that anarchy is people rioting in the streets, smashing car windows and looting every store in sight. But there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry—the upright citizenry—throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.

If a big enough proportion of the populace—not even a majority, just a largish chunk—decides that it’s just not worth following the rules anymore, then that society’s days are numbered: Not even a police-state with an armed Marine at every corner with Shoot-to-Kill orders can stop such middle-class anarchy.

Brian and Ilsa are such anarchists—grey-haired, well-dressed, golf-loving, well-to-do, exceedingly polite anarchists: But anarchists nevertheless. They are not important, or powerful, or influential: They are average—that’s why they’re so deadly: Their numbers are millions. And they are slowly, painfully coming to the conclusion that it’s just not worth it anymore.

Be sure to read the whole thing.

Via Insty who has some thoughts of his own. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

If Move On Organizes A Protest Against Mitt Romney And No One Show Up, Does It Still Happen?

Sometimes I get emails.
Dear MoveOn member,

News broke this morning in The Boston Globe that Mitt Romney may have been in charge of Bain Capital for three years longer than he'd previously reported—a bombshell that could change the trajectory of the presidential race.1 The press is all over the story, and people everywhere are wondering what Mitt is hiding by not releasing his tax returns from this period.

When George Romney, Mitt's father, ran for president in 1967, he released 12 years of tax returns. He said, "one year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show."

But that's all Mitt has released, one year. He willingly provided 23 years of tax returns to the McCain campaign in 2008 before being rejected for the vice presidential slot. Now he wants to be president—but he's unwilling to release the same information to the American people.

Why? That's the question—and the only way we'll find out is if Romney releases his returns.

That's why MoveOn members are showing up at Romney campaign offices all over the country on Friday to turn the heat way up and deliver a simple message: Release your returns now!

There's a Romney office in Chester [Virginia]. Can you stop by TOMORROW at NOON to drop off our "Release Your Returns" letter to make sure they, and the media, get the message?
That was Thursday.  I checked my calender, it was clear save for taking my daughters to the park to play.  Sure, I can swing by to see who will show up.

I arrived on scene at the campaign office about 12:30.  I figured I should give them some time get arrive and get organized.

Where the office is at is a pretty modern office park with ample parking and a few posh restaurants with some apartments  nearby.  The idea behind it all is to work, eat and play all within a few hundred yards of where you live. It's nice.

I wasn't sure on the exact location of the campaign office so I started to look for a group of people carrying around the same mass produced sign.  No luck.

It was a beautiful day out.  Not too hot in the mid eighties range.  So the weather shouldn't have been an issue for these true believers.

I double checked the address on my phone and found the place.

It really wasn't that difficult to find.  

There wasn't anyone is sight.  To one side of the building.

Or to the other side. 

I don't know if it was because it was Friday the 13th or that it was the second Friday of the month and the welfare Living Assistance checks came in the mail that day or what was the reason. There wasn't anyone from Move On there. 

I went inside and talked to Matt (I apologize if I got his name wrong, I didn't write it down at the time) and he told me that no one from Move On has showed up to picket. 

I didn't wait too long as I had my kids with me and they were anxious to get to the park and why wait on nothing? 

As I left the office complex, I checked to see if there were any protesters out near the busy street, trying to catch eyeballs as people drove by.  Nope.  Nothing there either.

I don't know how the others went but the protest in Chester, Virginia was a bust.

I did pick up a Romney bumper sticker so there's that. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

California Keeps Whistling Past The Graveyard

San Bernardino joins the ranks of Stockton and Mammoth Lakes in filing for bankruptcy

San Bernardino on Tuesday became the third California city in less than a month to seek bankruptcy protection, with officials saying the financial situation had become so dire that it could not cover payroll through the summer.

The unexpected vote came at the suggestion of the interim city manager, who said the city faces a $46-million deficit and depleted coffers.

Six paragraphs into the story, you get to the reason why:

The city's fiscal crisis has been years in the making, compounded by the nation's crushing recession and exacerbated by escalating pension costs, lucrative labor agreements, Sacramento's raid on redevelopment funds and a city reserve that is tapped out, officials said.

Miller told the council that the city faced major deficits for the next five years.

The deficits remain even after the city negotiated $10 million in concessions from employees and slashed the workforce 20% over the last four years.
So having unfunded liabilities tied to lifelong pensions, catering to every public union demand and having a state government playing shell games with state finances drained whatever reserve the city had.

San Bernardino's tax revenues have declined by as much as $16 million annually over the last few years, primarily because of drops in sales and property taxes.

The end result of having progressive policies in place means people end up voting with their feet and leaving the state. 

Be sure to read the rest to find out about Stockton and Mammoth Lakes

Former County Worker Still Lucky To Be Alive And Walking On The Right Side Of The Soil

Where your alarm clock is a three hundred pound guy who wakes you up to let you know the grass needs to be cut.

Martinez, Georgia.

A Columbia County code compliance officer accused of entering a Martinez home without permission was fired Monday.

Columbia County sheriff’s investigators completed an investigation Friday into a July 2 incident in which Erica Masters claimed that Jimmy Vowell came into her home uninvited.

The investigation didn’t result in criminal charges against Vowell because the sheriff’s office investigators found no criminal intent, Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson said.
Walked into her home without permission.  And it was caught on tape.  He was fired soon after and rightfully so.  

The guy is lucky he's wasn't plugged a few times.  Seriously, the man was humongous.  And for a single woman to wake up with him in her room.  Again.  Lucky.

"Officer, I woke up with this huge man in my room and I was afraid for my life."

Give some people an inch of authority and they take a mile. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Reading Between The Lines In Joseph Cotto's Article About Why Gov. Scott Walker Should Lose

Show me a coach who wants to strategically lose a game or two and I'll show you a bad coach.
FLORIDA, May 17, 2012 — In Wisconsin’s ever contentious gubernatorial recall, most would probably expect the garden variety Republican to support incumbent Scott Walker. After all, he is a standard bearer for America’s gut-the-government movement and unapologetically brash about his beliefs to boot.
 This is the standard introduction before the big 'BUT' of my appeal. 
While this sort of thing might appeal to certain factions of the Republican base — specifically elements of it which are so far right that they have come to despise the GOP’s traditional form — it does not appeal to me.
This is why I believe that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett must claim victory come June 5th.
You knuckle-dragging bitter clingers just don't appreciate the fine work the Republican party has done these last 10 years.
Pundits have speculated that the recall is about far more than local affairs; it is a referendum of sorts on the distinct breed of right wing politics that has taken hold since the 2010 midterm elections. Despite being rooted in fiscal matters, like curtailing collective bargaining for labor unions, it has transcended them to include social policy as well; as the continuing siege on women’s reproductive rights is a shameful testament to.
Even though the GOP was almost beaten to obscurity in 06 and 08 and it too the help of all the local Tea Parties to make a record breaking change in the House of Representatives in 2010, shut up and let the policy people like me make decisions for you all. 

And I've also fallen for the Democrat lie about the GOP's "War On Women" when it's about the government telling what should and shouldn't be covered with insurance.  
If the Republican Party has any desire to remain electorally viable in both the immediate and distant futures, then such radicalism must be addressed. In the event that Walker were to lose, the national party — in spite of its chairman, Reince Priebus, who never seems to have surpassed amateur hour as far as the science of practical politics is concerned — would most certainly promote a more temperate dialogue.
Despite the evidence of history to the contrary that Republicans have been gaining in electoral ground, moderation, moderation, moderation.  

But what will never be addressed is the extremism in the Democrat party.  That would offend the moderates to point that out and send them running to those same Democrat extremists. 
Even more importantly, presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney could finally seize the opportunity to do something revolutionary: run on his own extensive record as a moderate. Throughout this year’s primaries, he was left with little choice other than to pose as a rock ribbed rightist; an cringeworthy feat that produced a plethora of unintentionally comedic moments.
Blah blah blah, shut up bitter clingers and get back to stuffing envelopes.  Your opinions are not needed.
Following a Walker loss, the far right would become almost completely devoid of political capital. Consequently, its ability to tack Romney down to a host of extremist positions should vanish. The Tea Party, which originally functioned as a positive influence of fiscal restraint during an era of runaway government spending, has morphed into a strange hybrid of the Religious Right and the John Birch Society. One of Walker’s most prominent supporters, its current incarnation might be decisively repudiated in the event that its star politico is sent packing.
Yes, I am seriously talking about demoralizing the Republican base.  You know, the people who do volunteer for candidates, knock on doors, stuff envelopes and actually donate to the causes they believe in. 
As a Republican in the vein of Dwight Eisenhower and Nelson Rockefeller, I believe that this is the best case scenario. Of course, a great deal of those on the far right may threaten to leave the GOP and start their own party in the event of a centrist shift. If that is what they wish, then no one should try to stop them. After a few election cycles yielding returns no higher than five percent of the popular vote, they ought to get the message that extremism is anything but a virtue.
 While everyone remembers fondly the Reagan years, I'm above that.  I would even add in Nixon if it wasn't for Watergate.  
While it is regrettable to advocate the defeat of a fellow Republican, the Party’s temper has reached the point of this becoming an absolute necessity. Hopefully, not too far down the line, said scenario will be rendered obsolete, as adequate room will have been made inside of the supposedly big tent for not only differing viewpoints, but that nagging inconvenience known as reality.
The sooner this can be accomplished, the brighter America’s horizon stands to shine.
They say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and-- nothing personal--  Scott Walker is that first step to glorious moderation.  

Now go out there and lose one for the Gipper.  

Character mode off:  Now that pretty much all the candidates have dropped out and endorsed Mitt, there hasn't been much reluctance about Mitt's nomination that I can tell.  And this is obviously more anectdotal rather than data but my father-- who has voted third party and his beliefs for the last 40 years or so-- is pondering a Mitt vote.

And sorry this is about two weeks old but it was in my queue and finally had some time to get it finished. 

But if what Cotto wrote is what the Republican Party thinks, it's time for a new party.

Friday, May 25, 2012

What's This "Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day"?

. . . Other than Bret Kimberlin is a domestic terrorist?

 Bob Belvedere has the details as well as Lee Stranahan who also offers this warning

In political blogging, we often toss around highly charged words with great abandon. We say politicians we don’t like are scary and crazy and dangerous.

Brett Kimberlin is actually dangerous.

Full stop. No metaphor. No exaggeration. Brett Kimberlin is dangerous. As in — he blew up bombs and police suspected he did it to cover up a murder. People in Indiana tell me that witnesses disappeared during the trial. Worse, Kimberlin has shown no remorse for the bombings and went to great lengths to make the lives of his victims miserable.

Please, do not lose sight of this. This isn’t a time for loose rhetoric.  This is real. It’s real and it’s serious in a way that many ‘political stories’ frankly are not.  In that sense, this story is way beyond politics.
Apologies for taking the full posting but it's something that is worth passing on.

Expects more updates, if not tomorrow then soon after.  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday Night In A House Of The Rising Sun

The person who made this cover of "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals made this version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" as well.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Someone Call The Wahbulance!

Because conservatives are taking over Twitter hash tags to make fun of Obama and Gonzalo Cordova isn't going to stand for it.

So instead of pointing out what's funny and what isn't (simple word play, what's funnier?  Fender or bumper?  Normally bumper is funnier but fender is usually better) he just points out a few jokes that fell flat or some that he just did not get.  Which-- as a writer for Comedy Central-- is a bit below his paygrade. 

Countless blogs have already done that for free.  

What a good comedy writer would have done is shown where the funny was and maybe even thrown in a few jokes himself.  After all, even Gonzalo said that:  Everyone in power deserves to be ridiculed.

Unless they are doing their best to carry water for the super cool, hip and sassiest president evah!  Then no ridicule is needed.

Thanks to Beth for the find. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Santorum Endorses Romney

The longshot is officially out of the running with this

Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum urged his supporters to back fellow Republican Mitt Romney's campaign Monday in a late-night email that ignored that Santorum once calling Romney the "worst Republican in the country" during their bitter contest.

Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania and a newly minted celebrity among conservatives, said that the one-time rivals would unite to deny President Barack Obama's re-election.

Friday, April 20, 2012

With Apologies To 'The Kinks'

In light of the details about how Obama ate dog meat (in his own words) when he was a child, I couldn't help but wonder how that would sound like if it was sung as a ballad.

To be sung to the tune of Lola.  

I met him when my dad split the scene
He took us in and said his name was Lola
L-O-L-O Lolo
He said was fond of dogs
As he asked me for my dog's name, I said "Fido". 
F-I-D-O, Fido, Fa-fa-fa Fido.  

Well, I'm not the world's smartest guy
But when he said he liked my dog there was a gleam in his eye
Oh my Fido.  Fi-Fi-Fi-Fi Fido.
I'm haven't been the most observant guy
but I couldn't help wonder what he meant by 'A new recipe to try'

Well I'm not the worlds smartest guy
But when he said dinner was lamb I think it was a lie
Oh my Fido.  Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido.
I'm not dumb but I can't understand
why this looks and smells nothing like lamb
Oh my Fido. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido, Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido

Well I cleaned my plate and he fetched me some more
And I never tasted food like this before 
 He picked me up and said to me
"Fido had four legs but now he has three"
Now I try not to be the class dunce
But Lolo said with a dog like this you don't eat him all at once
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido, Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido
Fido,  Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido, Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido

I pushed him away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
Then I looked at him and he at me

Well that's the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my Fido.
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido
Cats will be cats and dogs will be dinner
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Fido.
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido

Well I left Hawaii just a week before
And I'd never ever tasted puppy before
But Lolo smiled and took me by the hand
And said dear boy I'm gonna make you understand

Well I know this may seem a little wrong
But a three legged dog didn't last very long
I ate my Fido.
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido,
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido,
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido,
Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Fido.

If You Go See One Movie This Weekend. . .

Chances are it's going to be The Hunger Games or Titanic 3D or The Cabin in the Woods.

But if you can't stand to hear Celine Dion belt out how her heart will go on or think that the teenagers in a remote cabin will wait for the rents and you've seen The Hunger Games, there is an option for you.

Something that still tells a good story and grips you emotionally.  October Baby is the movie for you.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lessons In The Free Market

Snoop Dogg knows his audience.

I'm merely speculating that the release date of the book is April 20th.

Video: Black Men Named Trayvon Get Killed All The Time, But The Left Doesn't Care

'Zo weighs in.

Worth the viewing if only for the brutal comparison with the Afrocentric speech being made today and historical pro-slavery speech before the Civil War.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Election Officials Investigating Group That Exposed Voter Fraud"

They say it's about voter fraud but what it's really about was making Eric Holder look stupid.

Idiot news mouthpiece got the fact wrong about the undercover reporter. By saying that the they used Eric Holder' identity. The undercover reporter just asked if they had "An Eric Holder?" and the poll worker did the rest. And it was surprisingly easy.

Thanks to Protein Wisdom.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Undercover Video: US Attorney General Eric Holder's Ballot To Vote Offered To Total Stranger

Gives new meaning to 'Vote early'. So no one steals your ballot.

On April 3rd, Project Veritas continued its investigation into Voter Fraud in America by turning its cameras on Primary Day in Washington D.C.

[. . .]

The first installment of our DC Primary investigation showcases our citizen journalists being offered ballots in the name of the nation's chief enforcer of justice, United States Attorney General Eric Holder.

Via NRO.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Video: Bill Whittle And The Merchants Of Despair

Whittle not pulling any punches here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Video: Exposing Voter Fraud In Vermont

James O'Keefe and Co. is back and brought a brand new investigation about their attempts to vote in the Vermont primary.

One of their best yet. The video is juxtaposed between voting and trying to order a drink at the bar and checking into a hotel without ID.

My favorite line so far from one of them trying to order a drink without a driver's license: "So you're following orders. Historically, that defense doesn't do so well."

Friday, March 9, 2012

Rush Limbaugh To Former Sponsor Returning With Hat In Hand: "Pound Sand"

Rush may have lost some sponsors with his "Sandra Fluke is like a slut" comment but what hasn't been reported is that there are plenty of other companies looking to advertise on Rush's show still.

And one more company that thought better of it and asked to be back in the good graces of advertising on Rush's show again.

Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke.

The company, Sleep Train, calls itself “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.”

In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy.

“Thank you for your requests last week and this week to restart your voiced endorsement in local markets of The Rush Limbaugh Show,” the email begins. “Rush received your requests personally.”

“Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.

“Rush appreciates your long friendship and your past support, and we wish you good luck in the future.”

Thanks to Deb for the video suggestion.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

"He'll Be Back And He'll Be Millions"

Bob Belvedere has done a yeoman's job of consolidating many of the blogosphere's tributes to Andrew Breitbart. Please do go check it out.

Thannks to Da Tech Guy in one of the comments at The Other McCain's place for the title.

"Politics Is Downstream From Culture"

A happy culture warrior passed away way before his time last Thursday.

Andrew Breitbart-- activist, provocateur, citizen journalist, husband and father of four-- is gone. I'm halfway waiting for this to be some sort of Andy Kaufman type prank that James O'Keefe is behind.

But this isn't about how Andrew died. It's about something I've heard him say several times in various speeches. That "Politics is downstream from culture."

That phrase sat in my head for a long time, like a itch on my back that I just couldn't scratch. Until this past Superbowl I saw this commercial that made it sink it:

And at the end of the commercial, there is Flavor Flav sitting in the dudgeon with Elton John. Flavor Flav rose to fame as part of the militant rap group, Public Enemy.

So the guy who helped the group to perform this song:

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant ---- to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother---- him and John Wayne

Now has had several shows on VH1, MTV and is a current pop culture icon.

The entertainment complex has decided to prop up a washed up, racist, militant extremist from twenty years ago as a mainstream pop culture icon for today.

And people wonder why Republicans have trouble shaking the old white guy image.

Andrew understood that. I finally got that. Republicans need to get this or they'll be swept off to the byways of history.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Question

Just how unhappy does one have to be in order go gutter diving at a rehab center for something that resembles a 'hot fling'?

California State Treasurer Bill and Nadia Lockyer (Dem).
Husband and wife. NOT father and daughter.

Oh, that explains it.

Monday, February 27, 2012

What A Difference An Election Makes

Where are these wonderful social, crusaders now when gas is looking to peak at an all time high?

Via Buzzfeed which has more videos.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Video: "Turn This Ship Around"

Mark Oxner makes his political ad debut with this (Hat tip to The Other McCain):

He's running against Alan "Gumby" Grayson in Florida's newly created 27th Congressional District.

And any chance to keep Gumby out of the public sector, the better.

P.S. I'm not saying it is but I'm not not saying it looks like a work of art by Film Ladd.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Video: Zo And Libertarian or Liberal-tarian?

Zo hits the nail on the head with his video about Capitol 'L' Libertarians.

I think many conservatives have a strong libertarian streak to them (small 'l'). Which is to say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom". But the Large 'L' folks seem more about the free sex and drugs-atarian rather than someone who wants a smaller government.

Thanks to Deborah.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Video: DEA Agent Shows How To Unload A Weapon

Sure it might be the wrong way to unload a weapon in a crowded classroom but its the fast way.

Not sure how he was able to carry on with the class after A): Shooting himself in the leg and B): With any semblance of authority on firearms.

I think I might know how it happened. He cleared the cartridge in the chamber first by racking the slide (hence, re-loading the gun with the next cartridge) then he dropped the magazine out of the gun. Instead of taking out the magazine first then clearing the chamber.