I’m On The Side Of Our Law

The Constitution.

You do remember that old thing, don’t you Hillary?

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is questioning the priorities of lawmakers criticizing the U.S. intervention in Libya.

She’s asking bluntly, “Whose side are you on?”

…Clinton says Congress is free to raise objections but questions the priorities of the critics. She says the Obama administration and its partners are rightly siding with the Libyan people.

I care about the US people first.

And second.

And third.

We are there firing hundreds of cruise missiles and flying sorties, all in a “non-hostile” way of course, for…what? To protect French and Italian oil interests? To stop refugees from flowing into southern Europe and exacerbating an already nasty problem they have?

Suck it, Hillary.

Ask for Congressional support.

Lay out real reasons that we need to be there.

Or have all the funds cut off.

Considering Today’s “Unexpected” News

New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting little improvement in the labor market this month after employment stumbled in May.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 429,000, the Labor Department said. The prior week’s figure was revised up to 420,000.

…I think we could probably guess what he’d say, if we were that interested.

…“If they really told us what they are talking about after three glasses of wine late at night, the markets would wet their pants and it would be all over,” Mauldin said.

“There’s some things we don’t want to know.”

Or thought he had a clue.

Must be a hoot when he and the Comedian-in-Chief get together. Throw Timmah! in and we’ve got ourselves a laugh freakin’ riot, with the joke on us.

“In 2008, President Obama and Senator McCain Had Essentially the Same Position to Reduce Global Warming Pollution”

“In the coming election, it’s very possible that the person running against President Obama is going to DENY CLIMATE SCIENCE.

Don’t think you’ll only hear “DENY CLIMATE SCIENCE” just once, either. Plus, he says it with such emphasis, I highlighted it so it would haunt you ALL day, like it rang in my ears ALL night. I’m thoughtful that way.

After listening to 11 minutes of these guys on last evening’s The NewsHour, all I can say is, “GOD WILLING” and fall to my knees in supplication that such a champion be found for us (squawking chicken and sharp, SHARP knife at hand).

Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour.

(Raging fires of hell scene there doesn’t hurt visually, does it? Nice touch, PBS.)



is freed. For the moment.

Dutch populist Geert Wilders acquitted of hate speech

Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may strengthen his political influence and exacerbate tensions over immigration policy.

The case was seen by some as a test of free speech in a country which has a long tradition of tolerance and blunt talk, but where opposition to immigration, particularly from Muslim or predominantly Muslim countries, is on the rise.

Worldwide “youthful” explosions of protest in 3…2…1…?

Birthday Meatcake!

Wishes do come true!

“Places All Over the Country Are Full of Really Smart People”

Mike Rowe talks the “skills gap”.

Let Me Get This Straight

Roger Ebert ~ who I freely admit I despise ~ said something about “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive”, to which a JACKASS cast mate (one Bam Margera), in his grief, responded with their… patented panache, shall we say?

I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of shit roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents…About a jackass drunk driving and his is one, fuck you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat fucking mouth!

And then Ebert sort of…APOLOGIZES, say WHAT?!?!

…In an apparent attempt to explain himself and perhaps massage his image,
Ebert published a detailed blog entry Tuesday about his tweet…

“Massage”, my ass. Even this article fails to point out one very important fact, and Ebert should have told…well, hell. I’ll do it.

Dear Mr. Margera,

I feel REAL bad for you, son, that you lost your best friend, through his OWN devices. That would have been bad enough and worthy of your unabashed wailing, and even, perhaps, your lashing out at the annoying Mr. Ebert for his, admittedly, insensitive words. But do you know what YOU left out of YOUR obscene little diatribe there? The correct answer to a math problem.

It’s called a “body count”. And the count is “2”.

Because your buddy didn’t just flame HIMSELF out in a drunken blaze of glory, like every good comedian has a tragic right to do.


Somebody who might not have been ready to go. And all we can do is pray for THAT dead guy ~ the other guy you don’t seem to be crying hysterically for ~ and thank GOD that it wasn’t a van full of kids on their way home from soccer practice, as is so often the case.

YOUR buddy drunkenly, stupidly, selfishly KILLED ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.

That’s a jackass.

So blow it out yours and grow the fuck up.


That about covers it.

You Can’t Cut the Cheese…

GOD! What puerile little MINDS you have! Quit that snickering THIS. INSTANT.
This is serious.

We’ll start again

New Regulations Mean Greenmarket Vendors Can No Longer Cut Their Cheese

Jonathan White, who makes cheese at Bobolink dairy in New Jersey, recently informed his newsletter subscribers that “the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets has suddenly decreed that cheeses can no longer be cut and wrapped at farmer’s market stands … we have no choice but to comply with the law … the cheeses will now be secreted away in paper wrappers inside coolers.” Wait, what? So vendors can’t cut cheese to order anymore? When we rang up White to get more of the story, he explained that he’s been slicing curds to order for

“22 years, and so far nobody has died.”

Thank goodness the Food Nannies got there in time, then!!

Of course, some folks are sort of pissed about the whole thing. Smacks of Nanny Statism/Don’t Fence Me In fightin’ words, you know.

An Early Bishop’s Impression of the Place

…Acre, he found, was “totally depraved.” Murders took place constantly, the town was “filled with prostitutes,” and residents — many of whom he believed to be outlaws who had fled their own lands — were “utterly devoted to pleasures of the flesh.”

Acre was “like a monster or a beast having nine heads, each fighting the other,” the bishop wrote.

…reminded me of Obi Wan and Mos Eislely (NSFW).

Lucky for all of us, in the miraculous way things happen, Acre has re-emerged from the ashes unscathed.

Archaeologists Uncover Ruins of Crusader City

ACRE, Israel – Off the track beaten by most Holy Land tourists lies one of the richest archaeological sites in a country full of them: the walled port of Acre, where the busy alleys of an Ottoman-era town cover a uniquely intact Crusader city now being rediscovered.

Preparing to open a new subterranean section to the public, workers cleaned stones this week in an arched passageway underground.

Etched in plaster on one wall was a coat of arms — graffiti left by a medieval traveler. Nearby was a main street of cobblestones and a row of shops that once sold clay figurines and ampules for holy water, popular souvenirs for pilgrims.

All were last used by residents in 1291, the year a Muslim army from Egypt defeated Acre’s Christian garrison and leveled its remains.

The existing city, built by the Ottoman Turks around 1750, effectively preserved this earlier town, which had been hidden for centuries under the rubble.

It’s like Pompeii of Roman times — it’s a complete city,” said Eliezer Stern, the Israeli archaeologist in charge of Acre. He called the town “one of the most exciting sites in the world of archaeology.”

Like Crusader said in an email after major dad sent the link around ~ it’s amazing how these cities are buried intact.

How. COOL.

His Income Was On the Incline While He Hid the Decline?

The HELL you say!

NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Himself

The NASA scientist who once claimed the Bush administration tried to “silence” his global warming claims is now accused of receiving more than $1.2 million from the very environmental organizations whose agenda he advocated.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., a group claims NASA is withholding documents that show James Hansen failed to comply with ethics rules and financial disclosures regarding substantial compensation he earned outside his $180,000 taxpayer-paid position as director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Is it warm in here, or is it just my face flushing?

This Is Insane

Arrested for standing on her own lawn and filming a traffic stop.

I hope she ends up owning that police department.

The Best Creamed Spinach Evah

My Bride went out for a stroll so I snuck in her recipe book and snarfed this. After much searching and experimenting she found this recipe here which does the trick.

And then some.

5 Tbls. butter – divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 dash ground nutmeg (screw that, we use fresh grated ‘cos we’re High Falutin’ Jersey folk) (and more than a dash because it’s darn yum)
1 cup half and half cream
4 oz. cream cheese
1 sm. onion – minced
3 cloves garlic – minced
(2) 10 oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach – thawed and de-watered as much as you can (my Bride tends to schmodge it in a strainer with some paper towels to get out as much water as she can)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

-In a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 3 Tbls. butter; stir in flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; slowly whisk in cream; stir in cream cheese.
-Increase heat to medium; whisk mixture constantly until thick and smooth; remove from heat and set aside.
-In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook onions and garlic in remaining 2 Tbls. butter until transparent; stir spinach and water into pan.
-Reduce heat to medium-low; cover; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.
-Stir spinach mixture into creamy mixture; return to medium heat; heat, stirring often, until warmed throughout.
-Remove from heat; fold in Parmesan.

I’ll check with her to see if she’s modified it any.

Ok, she says that’s basically it.

And you end up with this

“Thanks, You’ve Been A Great Audience!”

“Don’t forget to tip your waitress generously!”

So reads the latest monologue from our Commedian-In-Chief

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 20, 2011
Remarks by the President at a DNC Event

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Washington, D.C.

9:06 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat, have a seat.

It is wonderful to see all of you. I’ve got a lot of friends in the room here. People who knew me before anybody could pronounce my name. (Laughter.) People who knew me before I had gray hair. (Laughter.)

…And so as a consequence, we had to do some things that we didn’t expect we would have to do, just to save the economy — stabilize the financial system, make sure that states and local governments didn’t have to lay off police officers and cops and firefighters. We had to save an auto industry. I never expected to be a automobile executive. (Laughter.)

As a consequence of that swift, decisive, and sometimes difficult period, we were able to take an economy that was shrinking by about 6 percent and create an economy that is now growing, and has grown steadily now over many consecutive quarters. Over the last 15 months we’ve created over 2.1 million private sector jobs. (Laughter.)

Even the Democrats at a freakin’ DNC Fundaraiser laugh at that classic line.


And Good Luck With That

After all ~ they were are such pillars of feminist outrageous outrage when the Taliban were are executing women in the soccer stadium, or your average misogynist Islamic male just slicing noses off “because“. Can’t see where ‘not being able to drive’ rates even a blink, less mind “a statement”, especially since the Saudis have stuff we actually need. God forbid!

Clinton Opts for ‘Quiet Diplomacy’ on Saudi Women Driving Standoff

The State Department said Monday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is opting for “quiet diplomacy” with Saudi officials in urging a change to the kingdom’s ban on women driving.

…That behind-the-scenes negotiating is a little too quiet for a group of Saudi activists, who say Clinton and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton need to issue statements publicly backing a campaign by women in Saudi Arabia to win the right to drive.

“Quiet” my ass. She wishes the women would shut up and go away. She’s got “big world” business to attend to, doncha know.

I Love The Smell Of Enviro-Hypocrisy In The Morning

It’s smells like victory.

And pizza

Does the NYT care about the carbon footprint of its wonderful pizza-cooking technique?
“Heat the oven and pizza stone at 500 degrees for one hour…”

Oh, hell! Shut up about my light bulbs. Just. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Just. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

That, my friends, is beauteous.

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

From your earliest moments you’ve always been there to help at mealtime

your drive and energy are always an inspiration

your focus a a pleasure to behold

your fame is justly renowned throughout the land

we love you dear Claude

The “Watch That Rabbit, It’s Dynamite!”

…Quote of the Day

“That was a controversial idea, to bring non-endangered rabbits and make them endangered.”

Really. That’s the plan.

In the Wall Street Journal: “‘Scuse Me, Festus”

“You ‘plying ta the aeroplane fac’try fer one a’ them there jobs, too?

…We should be aghast that Boeing is sending a big fat market signal that it wants a less-skilled, lower-quality work force.

…We depend on Boeing to out-compete Airbus, its European rival. But when major firms move South, it is usually a harbinger of quality decline.

Takes some grits to write a column like that. But then again, Mr. Geoghegan is from CHICAGO.

He’ll know all about tools.

Plum Tuckered Out

Yep, a Moocher’s Life ain’t as easy as you might think.

Ebola’s on the Phone to major dad Right Now

We’ll call Bingley, Crusader and the Grinch in a bit.

To everyone here that I won’t have a chance to send love and much thanks for all you do, and have done, in the name of love ~

Happy, HAPPY Father’s Day, guys.

When The Warden Asks What I Want For My Last Meal

I’ll be hard pressed to come up with something better than this

Friday we had NY Strip with cheesey potatoes and my Bride’s Creamed Spinach, which is simply the finest such critter this side of the Pecos.


Malkovich is one of the coolest characters ever. EH-VAH.

Iowahawk characterizes the piece as:

“John Malkovich sends Guardian interviewer into fetal ball.”

The ONLY Place That Turns Women Recruits Into Marines in the Entire Marine Corps

…will finally have a Woman Marine in charge.

OO-RAH, ladies!

Historic Marine Base Gets 1st-Ever Female General

Parris Island, S.C. – For the first time in its 96-year history, a female general will lead the famed Marine Corps training installation at South Carolina’s Parris Island.

The Marine Corps says Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds will take charge of the depot Friday. The one-star Naval Academy graduate is taking command from Brig. Gen. Frederick Padilla, who will lead the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.

Dr. William Gray Vaunted Meteorologist, Eminent Hurricane Expert, Towering Figure in Climatology

HE’S a DENIER! BURN HIM!!!” right after they finish reading this refreshing sort of “letter to the powers that be“. I’ll admit, it’s a doozy ~ in a delightful, thoroughly upbraiding sort of way.

On The Hijacking of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

…The AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter and the other AMS higher-ups and the Council have not shown the scientific maturity and wisdom we would expect of our AMS leaders. I question whether they know just how far off-track the AMS has strayed since they foolishly took such a strong pro-AGW stance.

…The AMS should be acting as a facilitator for the scientific debate on the pro and con aspects of the AGW hypothesis, not to take a side in the issue. The AMS has not held the type of open and honest scientific debates on the AGW hypothesis which they should have. Why have they dodged open discussion on such an important issue? I’ve been told that the American Economic Society does not take sides on controversial economic issues but acts primarily to help in stimulating back and forth discussion. This is what the AMS should have been doing but haven’t.

James Hansen’s predictions of global warming made before the Senate in 1988 are turning out to be very much less than he had projected. He cannot explain why there has been no significant global warming over the last 10-12 years.

…I anticipate that we are going to experience a modest naturally-driven global cooling over the next 15-20 years. This will be similar to the weak global cooling that occurred between the early-1940s and the mid-1970s. It is to be noted that CO2 amounts were also rising during this earlier cooling period which were opposite to the expected CO2-temperature association…

Tickets To The Stanley Cup Final? $300

Damage To Vancouver From Riots?

Millions of dollars.

Total Loser Rioter Catching Flash-Bang Grenade in the groin?


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