Monday, June 29, 2015

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

All men think that they're nice guys. Some of them are not. Contact me for a list of names. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Perhaps MSNBC Should Hire This Guy

Inuyama Shibao is the pup’s name.  He’s a Shiba Inu, an ancient breed indigenous to Japan.

With disgraced NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams making his way to MSNBC after an apology tour in which he laughably confessed he didn’t lie his ego did, I think this fella will boost the ratings for the flailing cable news channel and there will never be any cause for concern that Williams’ soaring fantasies will reemerge.

Send In The Clowns

Via TV Newser we are learning that Fox News Channel has terminated its relationship with Bob Beckel the left-leaning, suspender-wearing, mumbling, grumbling, drug-addled co-host of The Five.

Beckel has been absent from the popular show since February of this year.  Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming, released a statement saying, “We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold The Five hostage to one man’s personal issues.  He took tremendous advantage of our generosity, empathy and goodwill and we simply came to the end of the road with him.  Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera will be among those rotating on the show for the near future.”

A month after Beckel left the show the cable channel announced to viewers that Beckel had undergone major back surgery.  On April 30, 2015 TV Newser reached out to Fox after learning that Beckel was being treated for addiction to prescription pain medication before and after his surgery.

His tenure on The Five was marred by a handful of notable flaps, including a moment last summer when he called the star of "The Bachelorette" a "slut" during a live broadcast.

He also landed in hot water for claiming on-air that he'd done drugs in the White House, flipping off a fellow co-host, threatening Jason Mattera’s life, throwing F-bombs and referring to the Chinese as "chinamen."

Beckel is the poster child for liberal failure.  He worked as a deputy assistant secretary of State during the Carter administration and was the campaign manager for Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential bid against Ronald Reagan.

The embedded tweet below almost makes one sad.  Almost.

Hillary Clinton: Bless Her Heart!

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jimmy Carter's Cardigan

Remember the seventies? Remember the energy crisis of the seventies, with its long gas lines and high prices? 

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Remember the picture of Carter, sitting in the Oval Office in a cardigan sweater, telling us to turn down our thermostats to conserve energy?
Carter claimed to the press that he was saving energy by having solar panels installed on the roof of the White House to heat hot water. "It would not generate enough hot water to run the dishwasher in the staff mess," a White House staffperson says. "It was a fiasco. The staff mess had to go out and buy new equipment to keep the water hot enough. That blew any savings." Carter did not manage to broker an adequate energy policy. He tried to promote conservation by example, turning down the thermostats at the White House and in other government buildings, wearing cardigan sweaters, and installing solar panels and a woodstove at the White House. He also deregulated energy prices, launched a program to develop synthetic fuels, and successfully legislated fuel-efficiency standards. But in an era of soaring oil prices and long lines at the gas pumps, it did not add up to a policy.
I thought about our friend Jimmah today, when I heard yet another variation of "I'll start getting serious about global warming, just as soon as its proponents do". You have to hand it to Carter, that at least he made a show of turning down the thermostat* and wearing the Charlie Brown sweater, and installing the not-ready-for-primetime solar panels** on the White House roof.

In an age when public shame is practically unheard of, except for when you violate political correctness, there seem to be no excesses to which the global warmists will go, oblivious to the enormity of their own carbon footprints. Al Gore flies all over the world in a private jet, infamously having his limo drivers keeping the motors running in his limos while he delivers his phoney baloney message on global warming, so that he doesn't experience even any momentary discomfort between his plane and the air conditioned lecture halls.

Remember that Live Earth concert recently? They had to fly bands, and even the audience to Antarctica, just so that they could say they covered all seven continents. How large a carbon footprint did that require? For a mere symbolic gesture. I'm sure the penguins appreciated it! If the threat of catastrophe caused by man made global warming were real, don't you think that even one of these Apostles of Apocalypse might alter his life style accordingly?

Obama takes a gas guzzling, carbon spewing 747 from Andrews AFB to the swampland of Florida, so that he can address literally dozens of people on the perils of global warming. Haven't these people ever heard of Skype? Conference calls?? Go to meeting???

All of the scare mongering of the seventies and eighties that foretold the oceans dying, oceans rising, millions starving, ice caps melting, and after all the increases in manufacturing and farming and population increase over the last half century, the temperature needle barely wavered. Ted Danson was very specific. He said we only had ten years to save the oceans...about forty years ago now. How'd that work out for us, Ted? And the scientists whose funding is directed to locate global warming, find it only with the help of forged and faked data.

The extent that global warming did not occur forced its ardent disciples to try to change the name of the movement. Same doom and gloom, but now any "change" in the climate indicates the need for a Marxist curtailment of all capitalistic human activity. Record heat? Global warming, er, "climate change"! Record cold? Record snowfall? "Climate change"!

I guess the closest nod to some sort of show of modest travel by this president, is when he loads his Canadian built, campaign bus on a plane, along with his staff, Secret service and multiple car entourage and flies them to some location to where he can roll out the bus and show the peasants his humble roots. Because nothing says 'I'm saving energy' like flying your bus to meet you at a campaign stop.

Since Obama is taking the mantle of "Worst President Ever" from Jimmy Carter, couldn't he get the cardigan to go with it?

*As opposed to Barack Obama, who reportedly kicks up the thermostat somewhere between "toasty" and "parboiled"!

**As I have said elsewhere., I'm not opposed to solar energy where it is feasible.  My own solar panels generate more energy than I use, nearly every single day.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Senator Ford Taurus? We Are Totes Boned!

With the presidential race heating up, Campus Reform wanted to see who young people are really supporting in 2016.

Campus Correspondent Cabot Phillips went to the National Mall and asked students their opinions on a variety of fictional candidates.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

2015 Paul Revere Award: And The Winners Are…

In 2013 I decided to honor bloggers whose work was filled “with the breathings of their heart.”  I refer to the bloggers whose sites are small in comparison to the “corporate” blogs that have an army of writers, resources and capital.  These are the good people who feed our soulwho make us laugh about ourselves or lifeand restore our buoyancy in a troubled world.  They champion freedom of expression.

I chose Paul Revere as the icon for the award because he was an American patriot whose legendary “Midnight Ride” to warn the colonists of Massachusetts before the historic battles at Lexington and Concord played a vital role in America’s struggle to gain independence from Britain.

Paul Revere was not born to wealth—he was an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life. Revere was a patriot, a businessman, an involved citizen, and a popular and well-respected member of his community.

An obituary in the Boston Intelligence solemnly noted, "Seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful."

Revere is credited by the Central Intelligence Agency as the creator of the first Patriot intelligence network on record. 

This year’s award is a representation of Cyrus E. Dallin’s Paul Revere Monument created in 1882.  It took 58 years for him to complete the commission of the statue before it was installed in the shadows of the Old North Church in 1940 a few years before his death.

The nominations have been hermetically sealed in envelopes and kept in a mayonnaise jar closely guarded by my furkid Sophie since noon today.  Each blogger was nominated by his/her peers and will receive a personalized badge to place on their site if they so choose.

And the winners are:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Church Shooter Dylann Roof Captured

Suspect's Facebook page shows him wearing jacket with racist-era flags of South Africa and Rhodesia
Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old lunatic police say walked into a Charleston, SC church and fatally shot 9 people attending Bible Study class, was arrested in Shelby, NC on Thursday.  Shelby is 250 miles from Charleston.

Investigators say police stopped Dylann Roof at US Hwy 74 West and Plato Lee Road, west of Shelby, following a tip from the public. A citizen reported a suspicious vehicle.

Roof used an ATM in Charlotte, NC around 5:45 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Providence Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway according to South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) officers said. 

Roof’s childhood friend, Joey Meek, alerted the FBI after recognizing him in a surveillance camera image that was widely circulated.  Roof had worn the same sweatshirt while playing Xbox video games in their home recently.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thanked law enforcement for their efforts in the arrest of Roof.  Appearing at times on the verge of tears, Haley said: “You have now allowed us to start healing and tell children that the suspect is in custody.”  She said this was a “very, very sad day in South Carolina, but it is a day that we will get through.”

The scene where Dylann Roof was arrested around 11 a.m. on U.S. 74 near Plato Lee Road in Shelby. (Brittany Randolph/The Shelby Star)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Trump Throws His Hair And Some Drool In The Ring

The circus tent flap opened with Ivanka Trump introducing her father to Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”.  The crowd waited for what seemed like an interminable amount of time when, above the dais from a balcony to the left, appeared the man with the “onion roll” mop of hair. 

He and wife Melania waved to the crowd and rode an escalator down.  Watching the event I thought where the hell is he?  That’s one long ride.  Finally he made his way to the podium and began what can only be described as a rambling diatribe.

"They're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing their problems," Trump said. "They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some I assume are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting."

And he said America was currently losing to other world powers like China. “I’m not saying they’re stupid, I like China,” he said. “I just sold an apartment for $15 million to someone from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?”

He drove home the point that he’s a very rich man and waved a financial return in front of the crowd, but honestly, I became distracted once I saw a glob of spittle stuck in the corner of his mouth.  It just hung there with amazing adhesiveness.  Somebody’s gonna get fired for not telling him he needed to take care of that disgusting drool ball.

The DNC statement on Trumps’ announcement reads:  “Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days.  He adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field, and we look forward to hearing more about his ideas for the nation.”


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