Move Along, No Inflation Here Little Ones

Just got back from the local ShopRong. Daughter wants bow-tie pasta for dinner, “farfalle” I guess they call it, and as I was picking up a box I noticed the price seemed to be not so unreasonable.

Then my eagle-eyes noticed that the One Pound sized box now only contains 12 oz.



Spam Of The Day

Greetings. I absolutely did some trap surfing and initiate this blog. I decided not later than personality of this blog ask for up and it is quite incredible.I indubitably genuinely enjoy your website.Perfectly, the chunk of posting is in oath the very finest on this genuinely worth nevertheless subject. I added it and i’m hunting onwards to your upcoming position reports. I also observed that your website has some excellent connecting completed to it. I longing correct apart make keep of your rss feed to secure conversant with of any revisions. Wonderful facts you received lucid here.Delight look after edit on your fantastic

Trap surfing.

Now there’s a manly pursuit.

The ACLU Pisses Everyone Off Repeatedly, But I Told major dad This Morning I’d Bet They Be in On Defending Him

…and they are.

Courtesy of Patterico via Instapundit.

What are we? Canada?

My ass.


Pouring over the Blue Ridge as we were heading south on 81 in western Virginia.

Speaking Without Forked Tongue

Or bacon breath.

I Love This Song

Southern Observations

In case y’all were wondering, the god fearing good folks who run the Adult Fantasy Store at exit 100 on southbound Rt. 85 north of Greenville, SC, were closed in honor of Palm Sunday.

Who said decency is dead?

Southern Observations

Lexington, Va

So Far Wonkette’s Edgy “Cleverness”

…has pretty much cost them the farm, lifeblood advertizing dollar-wise.

Ford Ford Motor Company Drive One. This account is run by @ScottMonty (^SM) & @CraigDaitch (^CD), Digital Communications .
Followteainfo Tx Education Agency
Oversee K-12 public education.
FollowChoiceTaskForce Choice Hotels Customer Relations for Choice Hotels International. Contact us at 800-300-8800 or
FollowAdobe Adobe Welcome to Adobe’s Corporate Twitter account. We welcome your thoughts and questions! Please reach out to @Adobe_Care for faster resolution to service issues. .
Followcoldwellbnkr Coldwell Banker Real estate news, tech and info tweets from David Marine at Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC in Parsippany, NJ.
FollowDealSwarm DealSwarm Up to 75% off restaurants, spas, events and more in your neighborhood. Best deals around town!.
Followreliantenergy reliantenergy NRG’s retail business, Reliant Energy, serves more than 1.5 million residential, business, and commercial and industrial customers in Texas.
FollowNordstrom Nordstrom We’re a fashion specialty retailer of clothing, shoes & accessories. Cust Service: 1-888-282-6060. Social team: Lily, Nicole, Shauna and Luke.
FollowHALcruises Holland America Line
The official Holland America Line Twitter feed. 15 ships, 300+ ports, seven continents, 500+ sailings annually, premium-style cruising..
FollowVanguard_Group Vanguard Follow us to hear our thoughts on the latest news about investing, retirement, college savings, personal finance, the economy, and more..
FollowBobEvansFarms Bob Evans Farms, Inc
Providing authentic farm-fresh goodness for 50+ years. Growing family of regional brands: Bob Evans Restaurants, @bobevansfoods, @mimis_cafe & Owens Sausage..
FollowHuggies Huggies® Enjoy the ride! Responses monitored and updated by Huggies® PR team. .
FollowREI REI We inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship..
FollowVerizon Verizon Official Tweets from a few Verizon voices. It’s the network you live on that makes all the difference. Welcome!.
FollowTMobile T-Mobile USA Welcome to the official Twitter account of T-Mobile USA. For customer support, dial 611 from your T-Mobile phone or call (877) 453-1304..
FollowStarwoodBuzz Starwood Hotels
Official voice of Starwood Hotels. Timely tweets, news, comments and updates from the world’s leading hotel company..
FollowJJill J. Jill Clothes designed to give you a quiet confidence every time you put them on. The perfect balance of comfort and style. easy. ageless. cool. Only at J. Jill..
FollowStarKistCharlie StarKist, Co.
Official StarKist Twitter Page. We are the leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable and frozen seafood products in the U.S..
Followpapajohns Papa John’s Pizza Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.

Schmaybe pushing back that very first time against Papa John’s wasn’t the smartest public relations move eh-vah, eh? And SCHMAYBE NOT FIRING the fat, insensitive little asshole who thinks picking on a defenseless three year old when he is bereft of anything remotely clever or funny enough in time for his deadline is good enough to call a “day’s work” and collect a paycheck will be reconsidered during the next Wonkette board meeting: perhaps cast as a nominee to the pantheon of “ALL TIME bad editorial executive decisions.”

That is, IF there is a board, providing…IF there IS a Wonkette, WHICH, God willing…they may have taken care of themselves this very day, coupe de gras-wise as far as cash flow.

A quote from “Hunt for Red October” keeps running through my head thinking about these snide douche bags, when a simple, immediate, “You’re right. We fucked up,” could have saved it all.

The end of the movie. Playing chicken with torpedos. Red October ducks. And the Russian helmsman says to his Captain,

You arrogant ass! You’ve killed US!!!

The antagonist goes down under the hand of his own hubris.


A Design Star Bursts on to the Prom Scene

Some moms are so cool.

I Can’t Do Any More Than Tell You

what Radley said in his Tweet:

“The comments to this moronic blog post made my afternoon.”

The title?
Why white people should oppose Whole Foods coming to Jamaica Plain

Ouch. The kid’s young. Forget the liberal arts degree he probably has ~ his real education has just kicked him in the pants.

Follow Me Where I Go

What I do, who I know…

Hidden Tracking Files Found in iPhone, iPad

Apple faced questions on Wednesday about the security of its iPhone and iPad after a report that the devices regularly record their locations in a hidden file.

The report came from a technology conference in San Francisco, where two computer programmers presented research showing that the iPhone and 3G versions of the iPad began logging users’ locations a year ago, when Apple updated its mobile operating system.

After customers upgraded the software, a new hidden file began periodically storing location data, apparently gleaned from nearby cellphone towers and Wi-Fi networks, along with the time.

1984 IS them!!
I hateses nasty Jobses!!

Better Hope Your Local Cop/Fireman Keeps His GPS Battery Charged

…if he’s one of the guys who can’t READ…like, maps and stuff.

Dayton throws out written police exam scores, will rely on oral interviews only

DAYTON — The city of Dayton plans to discard the test scores of the 748 people who passed its police recruit exam in November and will instead hire officers based only on a subjective oral interview — a change meant to improve the city’s ability to hire more minorities.

The announcement comes after the U.S. Department of Justice forced the city to lower its passing score to allow for more minorities into the hiring pool as part of a federal discrimination lawsuit the city settled in 2009.

Those scores are no longer relevant and all candidates are now on equal footing. The oral exam will consist of five situation-based questions asked by an expert panel and last 30 minutes per candidate.

Only those who passed the written exams are allowed to take the oral exam.

Actually, the headline is kind of misleading. They’re taking EVERYONE who passed now, not just the cream of the crop, score-wise, and throwing them all into this interview process. There will surely be some people who shine in an oral exam situation who do poorly otherwise. There always are, and it’s not exclusively a “minority” thing. Some folks are outstanding in their fields and knowlege, but just lousy test takers.

What an interesting experiment.

Are All Freedom Loving Laborers


In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina.

That sick feeling in the pit of your stomach?

That’s the “Obama Effect”. He wants us all to take a purple pill.

The one that makes you smaller.

UPDATE: Filed under: You get ’em girl and Union Wants a “Do Over”. Delicious.

…Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who is being sued separately by the IAMAW for vowing to keep unions out of the Boeing plant, called the labor organization “meddlesome” and “self-serving.”

“This bullying will not be tolerated in South Carolina,” Haley said in prepared remarks.

The IAMAW said that before Boeing announced its North Charleston plant, it offered the company an “unprecedented 11-year agreement” that would have given the company the “labor peace” it claimed it needed.

Since then, it said, Boeing “hasn’t been willing to have any serious conversations about its future in Puget Sound.”

“I’m ready to have that conversation,” said Tom Wroblewski, president of union’s District Lodge 751 in Seattle. “We need to sit down and talk about our shared future, and what both sides need to be successful long-term. That kind of conversation is what’s in the best interest of our company, our members and our communities.”


There Are “Adorable, Uplifting” Flash Mobs ~ Celtic Dancers, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus Variations

…stuff that makes your heart sing and your mouth crinkle in a smile.

And then there’s the well-fed purple protest heifers hoofers of the SEIU. Taking over a Target.

More of a “flesh” mob, really.

And I don’t see how it helps the cause.

And Just in Case You Were Wondering When The Present

…might get around to handin’ out hugs to tornado victims…


Obama Skips Tornado Destruction, Heads West to Raise Money

President Obama is opting not to visit the tornado-ravaged areas of the South, choosing instead to embark today on a three day tour out West where he will try to boost his political standing by talking up his approach to the deficit and raise millions for himself and fellow Democrats.

The tornadoes, part of a storm that rampaged though six states Saturday, resulted in one of the worst disasters of any kind in the United States since the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scores were left injured or homeless while 45 people were killed – about four times as many as died in the Gulf oil rig explosion and the subsequent oil spill last year. In North Carolina alone, there were nearly two-dozen storm-related deaths Saturday, with 130 homes destroyed and an estimated 700 more damaged.

Don’t worry your little heads off, either ~ he got a round of golf in on Sunday.

How Cool Is Wonkette?

So cool I just don’t get it at all, but, never having EVER been “cool” in my whole life, I won’t claim to understand what makes one “so cool”. But somehow I don’t think it’s this, although I’m sure all your equally self-annointed “super-cool” buddies could spend the afternoon convincing and assuring each other that you were the coolest, hippest, cleverest thing since the last cool cat who smacked someone who couldn’t ever hope to defend themselves against your utterly urban smarmicoolness.

What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.

Here are a couple of excellent YouTube tributes to the magic intellectually disabled baby prop, presented by Glenn Beck:

“Why just celebrate tax day today, April 18th? It’s also Trig Paxson Van Palin’s 3rd birthday. His mom went to a lot of trouble to leak amniotic fluid over 8 states to make sure that he arrived in this world somewhat alive,” writes Wonkette operative “Barbara_i,” reminding us of the occasion. “Sarah went to a whole lot of trouble to name him ‘Van Palin,’ a ‘Van Halen’ reference he will never get.” Indeed.

What’s sad is that if “Wonkette operative Barbara_i” ever brought a Trig to term, she’d be the subject of Cosmo/Elle/Vogue cover shoots/heroine pathos pieces by the gross ton, emphasis on the “gross”.

Despicable. And really. Someone still reads Wonk anyway? Kinda shocked about that.

UPDATE: Too clever by half. After getting nailed for their revolting little column, advertizers respond to Tweets by dropping Wonkette ~ way to go Papa John’s, Huggies and Vanguard ~ Wonkette at first blasts back at Papa John’s in what passes for an excuse, I guess…


@papajohns Sarah Palin uses her special-needs child as a craven political prop for the anti-family GOP. That’s reprehensible and we mock it.

…but now damned if they aren’t busy scrubbing posts and deleting all SORTS of stuff.

Silly wabbits.

It’s called a “cache”. I’ll link to that, yes I will.

B-B-B-But, You HAVE to Leave Them On to Get Your $6.97 Worth OUT of Them!

Energy saving light bulbs ‘contain cancer causing chemicals’
Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals.

Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on.

Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin’s Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.”

(And I’m blonde, too. This is gonna be a toughie.) So don’t leave them on and ~ WHATEVER YOU DO ~ DON’T use them, like, GOD FORBID, in a READING LAMP, or any equally as vile and dangerous an activity requiring a light source.

Holy crap.

This is how they eliminate the opposition. Keeping us infirm AND ignorant, all in one fell swoop, with our healthcare for their miserable illumination incurred cancers entirely dependent upon their beneficence. Greenie weenie BASTARDS!!!

Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!!!!!!

Or the dying FROM the light!!!!

I may have been a tad hasty dumping the whale oil futures…

Your Moment of…Well

melting into a puddle of googoo.

They Were Shocked ~ SHOCKED, Mind You

…the plaintiff’s lawyers were. Had to be a cold, wet, used nicotine patch in the face.

Tobacco verdict only $11K
Jury rules deceased smoker 95% to blame for his death

Imagine that. A 66 year old smoker mostly responsible for his own death.

The only thing more shocking would have been if they’d found him comPLETELY responsible for his own decisions, since no one tied that nasty thing to his fingers and glued it to his lips.

But I’ll be happy with this little slice of shocking sanity in a greedy, greedy world.


Obama: “We Need A New Civility”

“Oh, and how about those Republicans trying to make us a Third World country”

CHICAGO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama accused Republicans of wanting to turn the United States into a “Third World” country as he rallied support for his reelection campaign.

…The debate over fiscal policy will prove critical to the 2012 campaign and Obama sought to frame it as a “stark choice” between investing in the future or watching the country fall apart.

“Under their vision, we can’t invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail,” Obama told a select group of the Democratic faithful at the second of three fundraising events in his hometown of Chicago.

“I mean, we would be a nation of potholes, and our airports would be worse than places that we thought — that we used to call the Third World, but who are now investing in infrastructure.”

2012 can’t come soon enough.


Really. Color me shocked.

Hamas police officers found the body of Italian Vittorio (“Victor”) Arrigoni on Friday in the Gaza Strip, only hours after an al Qaeda-allied group opposed to Hamas announced that they’d kidnapped the 36-year-old pro-Palestinian activist and journalist.

Murderous bastards. But WE knew that.

Pieces be upon them.

Many, MANY pieces of enough things to drive them from the face of this Mothership Earth. Please.

Thought This Was Bingley’s New Vanity Website at First Glance.

It’s not. They just stole his nom de plume.

Bitch New York

Obama Note to Self: “Budget. Grannies. And Oh, Yeah. Jordan.”

Dude. Don’t cross that river.
We NEED them.

Dozens wounded as Islamic hardliners, pro-king loyalists clash in Jordan

…At the rally in Zarqa on Friday, one senior Salafi figure, Abed Shihadeh al-Tahawi, lashed out at the Jordanian government for its ties with the United States and for its crackdowns on the Salafis, as the crowd chanted, “down down with America, down down with democracy.”

“The Jordanian government has been chasing us everywhere for Americans’ sake. We’re not going anywhere. One day all the Arab world will be ours,” al-Tahawi said. “We will have Shariah law rule in Jordan, it’s only a matter of time, and all America and Israel’s efforts will go away.”

If I was King Abdullah…well, no point in wasted energy right? He’s got problems enough on the home turf without worrying about Captain Feckless.

How Does Pakistan Continually Produce

women of such incredible courage?! Lord knows they don’t deserve them.

Pakistani Legislator Stands Up to Extremists Over Law
In Pakistan, calls to reform a blasphemy law have resulted in the assassination of two key moderate politicians. Margaret Warner talks to Pakistani Parliament member Sherry Rehman, who has challenged the law and become the focus of several protests and drawn ire from conservative imams.

MARGARET WARNER: To some in Pakistan, Mumtaz Qadri is as popular as a rock star, his armored vehicle showered with rose petals as he arrived at court.

Yet Qadri is an admitted killer, a bodyguard who, in November, shot and killed the governor he was supposed to protect, Salman Taseer. Taseer, the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, was a moderate politician who called for amending the law making blasphemy a capital offense.

Then in March, another centrist figure, Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, met a similar fate, gunned down as he left his mother’s home in Islamabad. Both men had been inspired to try to change the law by the case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death after neighbors accused her of insulting the Prophet Mohammed during a dispute. Bibi is still alive in prison.

Also under threat for proposing to reform the law, parliamentarian Sherry Rehman. She’s been burned in effigy at Islamic rallies and denounced by conservative imams. The U.S.-educated Rehman, a former journalist and magazine editor, briefly served as information minister under former President Pervez Musharraf.

She was close to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who encouraged her to get into politics. She was injured when Bhutto’s motorcade was bombed by would-be assassins in October 2007. Rehman responded to the most recent threats by isolating herself for a time at her family’s well-guarded home in Karachi.

But she remains in Parliament and this week emerged from her isolation to take part in a U.S.-Islamic world forum in Washington. I spoke with her there.

Sherry Rehman, thank you for joining us…

MARGARET WARNER: You want to reform the anti-blasphemy laws. Why?

SHERRY REHMAN: See, the blasphemy laws have been used, or rather misused, to target innocent civilians, minorities, vulnerable Muslim communities, women for all sorts of alleged crimes and misdemeanors that have very little to do with religion, let alone, you know, suggesting anything against the prophet. Peace be upon him.

So, really, we had to consider amending the law, simply to remove something like a death penalty, which I argued not just for the secular constitution, but was not available even in the Koran for this particular offense.

My concern is that the Pakistani state is providing her security. That didn’t work out so well for her colleague. As major dad said while watching it last night, “I wouldn’t trust one of those Pakistani state [unprintables]”, pieces be upon them.

Watch the interview. She’s amazing, but it’s makes me cry because I keep seeing this as her Act Three in my head. Just waiting for that dark curtain to fall and snuff out the light in the most gruesome manner possible, like it always inevitably seems to with these 7th century goatherders, their tiny little minds and that hateful little book.

Image | WordPress Themes