Do The Electric Tilt!

The world famous head tilt of concern has returned:

“Drive Electric or my left implant gets it!”

“But did car companies really want electric cars to succeed? The success of electric vehicles would have threatened the status quo and core business models of two of the world’s biggest industries — oil and automobile. It is more expedient for these companies to give lip service to hydrogen in an attempt to appear “green.” But hydrogen is a technology that experts [Gosh! Math is hard!] say is decades away. “

It’s a conspiracy! Why can’t we all just get along and live bio-pure lives?

Sad day.

When a life is lost, and a piece of history is gone.

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Another Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us

My unnamed, senior military sources have informed me that THIS (pictured below) time honored feature of innumerable presentations, lectures, brainstorming sessions and office jokes is no longer to be referred to as ~ regardless of the fact that the sheets of paper contained herein do, indeed, “flip” from one side of the easel to the other ~ a


…since that is also slang for residents of the Philippine Islands. Someone might mistake the chart for a racial slur. So “FLIP” chart is right out.
No word on what the new, politically correct chart has been dubbed. I would offer:
Butt-kissing Idiots’ Turpitude Enhances Madness Exponentially CHART”
Or it’s military acronym:


We’ll Teach Carnival How To “List” A Ship!

Those cruise line pikers could only get her to go 15 degrees. This is how real seamen list a ship:

The Cougar Ace began listing in the turbulent Pacific Ocean late Sunday night, when the crew sent out an SOS.
On Monday, a Coast Guard plane dropped three life rafts, but roiling waters shoved the rafts underneath the dipping port side of the 654-foot ship. Racing against an increasingly tilting ship, rescuers tossed an additional raft along the higher starboard side, but it was a 150-foot drop to the water and beyond the crew’s reach.
The Cougar Ace had been carrying nearly 5,000 cars from Japan to Canada when it began taking on water Sunday night.

5000 cars. Insane.
And soon very, very wet.

My Kind of Town

Chicago ain’t.

“We have children getting killed by gang leaders and dope dealers,” an angry Mayor Richard M. Daley said earlier this year. “We have real issues here in this city. And we’re dealing with foie gras? Let’s get some priorities.”

Now THAT’S A Celebrity Named ‘Catie’

I’d love to meet.

The 94-year-old Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel spent $38 million on a facelift, refurbishing its soaring lobby with 21-foot-high Italian marble columns, gilded ceilings and Waterford crystal chandeliers.
Yet the most popular upgrade didn’t have anything to do with French antiques or the ornate arches in Peacock Alley, an entrance hall lined with eight-foot mirrors and Renaissance friezes.
No — the most exciting thing to happen here lately was that the “Grande Dame of Boston” got a dog.

Catie Copley, a 68-pound black Lab, now greets guests with a heartfelt wag and a curious nose. The hound came to the hotel as a gimmick in 2004 to showcase the renovation and has breathed life into the once stuffy 5,000-square-foot lobby
…In Boston, some guests call three months in advance to book a walk with the pooch, dubbed a “canine ambassador” by the hotel. Tour guides on Boston’s Duck Tours talk about Catie in the same breath as Trinity Church’s architecture when describing Copley Square.
…”It’s a down-home, welcoming feeling,” said New Yorker Curtis McKinney, 44, who comes to Boston once a month for business and now stays exclusively at the Copley Plaza. “We started coming here basically to see her.”

Wabs have that effect on people.

The Carnival of the Recipes

is up!

What’s with this?

Why is this a big deal? Am I missing something? These kids are the ones who are more likely to be killed by one of the Hiz folks, but they are not allowed to express their feelings about the conflict? It is not as though the are the ones pulling the trigger.
Bingley Update: Looks like Crusader and I were working on the same post at the same time…here’s my edition:
I guess I slept through the latest ‘scandal’ to strike the Zionsphere:

In the public relations battle brewing on-line, there is a new eye to the center of the storm surrounding the war with Hizbullah – a series of photos showing Israeli children writing messages on shells meant for targets in Lebanon.
Questions over the photos’ authenticity have been put to rest by authorities that were present during the incident, which occurred on July 17 near the northern border. The mostly local children had been brought to see the shells by their parents. Although it remains unclear who encouraged them to write the messages, their colorful scribbles, including a Star of David, hearts, and “From Israel, with Love,” have appeared in dozens of blogs, or on-line journals, and on-line photo hosting sites.

Sorry, I have no problem with this. Those poor kids have grown up never knowing if some crazy-assed jihadist is going to blow up their school or their bus, and some bastards who don’t blink when PLO or Hamas let their kids dress up as suicide bombers for parades get their panties twisted over this? Go Israel!

An official close to Israel’s public relations campaign said that there was “no way” to spin the incident in a positive light. “Some people are simply irresponsible,” said the official.

I see it as very positive, a people fighting back. Go Israel!

Mynd you, Angry Nuns on Bikes

…kan be pretty nasti.

Two Dutch nuns, wearing habits and riding bikes, chased a suspected thief through Amsterdam, police said Monday.
On Saturday evening, one of the sisters believed she recognized a man walking past their chapel in southern Amsterdam as a thief who snatched hundreds of dollars in cash from the building two weeks earlier…
…”The nuns then grabbed their bikes and gave chase. They tried to grab him, but he managed to escape into a residential neighborhood and they lost him,” Van der Veen said. Police hunted for the man in the neighborhood but could not find him.

What Would Bangla-Cola Do

…if there were no Citgo to go to. We’d be pretty well f*cked, that’s what. Up to and including all the local military installations, whose gasoline vendor is…you guessed it.

Richard Lugar, chairman of the US Senate foreign relations committee, has urged the Bush administration to adopt specific “contingency plans” for a potential disruption to oil supplies from Venezuela.
In a letter sent to Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state, last Friday, a copy of which has been obtained by the Financial Times, Mr Lugar warned the US that it needed to “abandon” reliance on a “passive approach” to energy diplomacy.
Mr Lugar’s warning follows the release last month of an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that the US was ill-prepared for an oil embargo by Venezuela, the world’s fifth largest ex­porter. President Hugo Chávez, whose government has been emboldened by a torrent of oil revenues, has several times warned that he would “cut off” oil supplies to the US if Washington persisted in allegedly plotting his overthrow.

The predominant supply of petrol locally is from Tom Thumb, owned by Kroger which pumps…Citgo gas.
Or doesn’t.

Here in the Sunshine State, You Can Be Mindin’ Your Own Business One Minute

…and the next? You’re gator bait.

A 16-year-old Deland boy said he was bitten by an alligator while dangling his feet in the St. John’s River.
Cory Workman told authorities he was skipping rocks while waiting for friends early Sunday.
“Alligators are ambush predators,” said Kat Kelly, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Throwing rocks and sticks sounds like fish to them.”
The alligator chomped down on Workman’s left ankle and dragged the teen into the water. Workman punched the animal to no avail, and then remembered a technique he saw on a wildlife television program.
Workman shoved his thumb into one of the alligator’s eye sockets and the gator released its grip.

UPDATE: Seems they’ve nabbed a toothy devil and will be checking his smile to see if he’s the culprit.

For the Plastic Turkey Crowd

…you have to admit the Bush team has no problem showing up where the action is.

Israeli ground forces pushed deeper into the country in heavy fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas on Monday as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Lebanon to launch diplomatic efforts aimed at ending 13 days of warfare.
Rice arrived in Beirut in the afternoon and was to meet with Prime Minister Fuad Saniora during the previously unannounced stopover before she heads to Israel, Saniora’s office said.

“This Would Not Have Happened…”

Says Big John Kerry

U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass., who was in town with his Magic Hat Sunday to help Gov. Jennifer Granholm campaign for her re-election bid, took time to take a jab at the Bush administration for its lack of leadership in the Israeli-Lebanon conflict.
“If I was president, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Kerry during a noon stop at Ignorant John’s bar and grill in Detroit’s Casshole Corridor.
Bush has been so concentrated on the war in Iraq that other Middle East tension arose as a result, he said.
“The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East,” Kerry said. “We’re going to have a lot of ground to ketchup I mean make up (in 2008) because of it.”
“If I ran the Circus Big Jerkus we’d have developed a plan, a very good, nuanced plan that would avoid all this fighting and falafel destruction and lead to real, strong jobs being created; we can do better,” he said.

Er, shut yer pie hole there, Johnny.
But wait:

“This is about American security and Bush has failed. He has made it so much worse because of his lack of reality in going into Iraq.…We have to destroy Hezbollah,” he said.

Are you saying something violent? Have you been corrupted by the Zionist Protocolians? Did you clear that last statement with Theresa?

For Susanna and Miss Emily

…it’s never too late to celebrate Mardi Gras in a classy and refined manner, while collecting your beads without embarrassing your family at some later date.

That’s how one does it in the South. Pearls are for reserved for church, debutante balls, the odd Cotillion and tea with the senior Mrs. Bush. (“Laissez les bons temps rouler” is a state of grace, not of mind.)

Made Me Teary Eyed and Sniffley

John at Powerline did.

…But an American citizen is a member of a nation that, most of the time, has the power to vindicate its citizens’ rights. And, for those now being evacuated, their citizenship means that they are entitled to the protection of the United States Marine Corps. Is that a high privilege? It is indeed.


Why is It Such A Surprise That One Guy With Wire Cutters

…can ruin your entire day?

…As the air force received 60 percent of the military budget, army training was cut to the bone and the armored corps was significantly reduced.
Reservists forgot what the inside of a main battle tank looked like. Army supplies dwindled way past the danger point as military intelligence dismissed the prospect of a conventional war against Israel.
Over the last two years, the Ground Forces Command has been administering the Digital Army Program, a nearly $1 billion effort to link ground forces assets to ensure situational awareness as well as coordination with the air force and navy.
Today, Israel’s advanced technology has been unable to detect, let alone stop Hizbullah assaults. Military sources said Hizbullah quickly developed methods to penetrate Israel’s C4I [command, control, communications, computers and intelligence] border system, based on advanced sensors and heavy air surveillance.
Hizbullah, the sources said, learned how to disable cameras and exploit blind spots to cut through the border fence and attack Israeli military positions. They said this was how a small Hizbullah force attacked an Israeli border post on July 12 and abducted two soldiers.

In the words of that famous philospher:

The more they over think the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.
-Scottie, Star Trek III

While The UN Meets Over The Crisis Of Armed Civilians…

So I’m sure that they will be upset about this:

MOSCOW – Russia has struck a deal worth more than $1 billion to supply fighter jets and helicopters to Venezuela, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday.
“The contract was concluded … for the delivery of 30 Su-30 fighter aircraft and the delivery of the same number of helicopters,” state-owned Rossiya television showed Ivanov saying.


What the Hiz folks are shooting at Israel.

Ball bearings in the warheads. Fun stuff.


One more word and it’s a time out for both of you!!

Speaking of Cheeseheads

…apparently a fair amount of them want a particular Cheese Whiz “Churchilled”.

Wis. Lawmakers Want Univ. Instructor Fired
More than 60 state lawmakers are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to fire an instructor who has argued that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
A letter sent Thursday and signed by 52 Assembly representatives and nine state senators condemns a decision to let Kevin Barrett teach an introductory class on Islam this fall.
UW-Madison Provost Pat Farrell launched a review after Barrett spoke last month on a talk show about his views that the terrorist attacks were the result of a government conspiracy to spark war in the Middle East. After the review, Farrell said Barrett was a qualified instructor who can present his views as one perspective on the attacks.
“I still have every expectation this will be a very positive educational experience for our students,” Farrell said Thursday. “Some are upset about Mr. Barrett’s viewpoints on 9/11 and don’t want to pay much attention to what makes for a quality educational experience.”

Sounds like a gouda idea.

More reasons…

to keep driving my paid-for 20mpg BMW. I’m using less energy over the life of the vehicle.

A Moment of Greasy Silence, Please

The Philly Cheesesteak King has passed. Their American success story is great.

Harry Olivieri, who with his brother Pat was credited with inventing the Philly cheesesteak in 1933, had died. He was 90.


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One Missile Can Ruin Your Whole Commute

And I ain’t talking Beirut.

NEW YORK (WCBS-AM) — A motor vehicle incident involving a tractor-trailer and a flat-bed truck had closed Interstate Highway 95 Southbound in The Bronx. Cars are now rollling again.
The New York City Police Department has confirmed that one of the vehicles was carrying “inert ordinance.” WCBS reporter Sean Adams has gotten confirmation from the New York City Fire Department that the cargo of the flat-bed was a Tomahawk missile. It is important to emphasize that the missile was not armed.

Talk about some serious road-rage potential…

Congrats Bill!

Please go wish him well on his nuptials!

Go Tiger!

Kick Open butt.

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