“He’s a Businessman and He Doesn’t Talk Like a Politician”

Which is also why I’m not getting that wrapped around the axle about his supposed “horrible verbal missteps”.

Lord, he’s refreshing. If he’s your guy, get the word OUT.

My New Favorite Country Song

Out of the Mouths of Babes

…and crazy old men.

Americans for Prosperity: I Got a Lovely T-Shirt in Orlando From These Folks

It just said:

It’s the $pending, Stupid!

Yup. Great push-back ad.

Ah…I Can Taste Their Sweet Salty Tears

Sometimes wishes do come true…

Both the Red Sox and the Braves ended their seasons with the most painful, most excruciating collapses imaginable over the last month and it culminated for both of them in losses last night in games they each were winning in the ninth inning.


Herman Cain Speech to the Presidency 5 Delegates

You didn’t see this unless you were a delegate or a reporter, but it NEEDS to be on his website, in a professional version. (This one is home done.) When you listen, you’ll realize how the vote went the way it did. And how it couldn’t have gone any other way if we did the job we were sent there to do.

I Think the Term Is Either “Doubling Down”

…or Here’s Yer Sign.

Obama administration approves 2 more solar energy loan guarantees worth total of $1B

WASHINGTON – Facing a Friday deadline, the Energy Department has approved two loan guarantees worth more than $1billion for solar energy projects in Nevada and Arizona.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the department has completed a $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy for a 110 megawatt solar tower in Nevada, and a $337 million guarantee for Mesquite Solar 1 to develop a 150 megawatt solar plant in Arizona.

Got to spend that quick like a bunnny! Money disappears Friday! GO GO GO!

… At least seven projects worth about $5 billion are pending.

Flush, flush flush!!!

UPDATE: Oh, the beat does go on. You’re gonna need that commode people, ’cause you’re gonna poop:

U.S .finalizes loan guarantee for two solar plants

…–U.S. backs Nevada, Arizona solar projects

–Fund affiliated with George Kaiser, a Solyndra backer, invested in Nevada project

Now THAT’S transparency. Sure makes remembering names easy.

UPDATE: Yojimbo nails it in the comments:

…The $737 million loan guarantee will help finance construction of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, a 110-megawatt solar-power-generating facility in Nye County, Nev. The project is sponsored by Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve.

Why is “SolarReserve” important? Because of it’s investment partners, one of which is PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (East) LLC.

Their number two guy happens to be named RONALD PELOSI ~ yes, Nancy’s brother-in-law. OOPSIE!

And how he got THAT position seems to be the subject of some controversy in itself.

I Would Just Like to Point Out to My Pissanty Little Brother That Norf Cacklelackey Governor Beverly Perdue

…has been remarkably consistent in her support for suspensions of ALL sorts of constitutional rights, contrary to his snotty, “droppin’ the g’s”, elitest, racist assertions.

Why, do tell, I remember just last few weeks past, a headline with her, “rights” and “suspends” in it…

North Carolina governor suspends gun rights

State of emergency order makes criminals of concealed handgun permit-holders, sport shooters and hunters.

[Raleigh] Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order No. 62, declaring a State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Earle. In doing so, Perdue suspended the right of state residents to use or carry firearms outside their premises.

You heartless, GOP Yankees. Just ignant.

Surely They Still Have Red?

Via Ace we find that Greece has a cunning plan to print more tax forms (with higher rates for their subjects to ignore) to stave off default…except they’ve run out of black ink.





“That’s What WE Do”

“We’re Americans.”

Y’all’s 2 Dum…

…to be given this voting power and such.

It really is coagulating up all the really smart wonderful things that we know will make every thing more better, so schtop mit the thinking already!

When we want your opinion your Betters in Washington will give it to you.

Until then shut UP and watch football.


I had an incredible time in Orlando at Presidency 5 as a delegate for the GREAT county of Escambia, FL, and at CPAC as a general participant. Since I have to work, I thought I’d stick you with a two parter of pictures and a quick take away of what I think was a pretty momentous weekend.

First guy I met Wednesday night and darned if he wasn’t decent enough Thursday morning to make sure we were color coordinated. He was also happy the Bachman girls he was trying to talk sense into finally left in disgust. No, really. What a terrific guy Carl Cameron is. He will sit and talk and analyse with all comers. Fox is lucky to have him, because he’s a great ambassador for the brand. Made my two first days.

I got told check-in for CPAC was at 8 a.m. Thursday morning, so I hot-foot it over to the Covention Center only to find out I’ve been lied to, it’s 1 p.m., argh! BEAUCOUPS time to kill. Along around 9 a.m., a dapper gent strolls through the front door with just a couple younger guys, heads straight to the big hall, stops to chat (big smiles the whole time) with everyone who stopped HIM and I’m wondering, “Is that Herman Cain?” He came out about 20 minutes later. I think, “what the Hell” and ATTACK. What a pleasant, genuine, accessible person and I sincerely wished him good luck.

But I can’t wait to see Rick Perry in action. Neither could most of my friends in the Escambia delegation, who are, for the most part, firmly in the Perry camp.

The debate was a disaster. Unmitigated (and I was willing to give the immigration thing a pass because we kept W’s aspirations in check in that venue, but if I HEARD ONE MORE THING ABOUT ANYBODY’S FRICKIN’ BOOK…) disaster. But every time Cain opened his mouth was magic with substance. We were all agreed that Huntsman is Charlie Crist with children and a real wife. (I address the President’s LIES about the ENTIRE AUDIENCE booing here.)

Back at the room, there were text messages from a certain suave Latino I’ve known and talked dirty to adored for years, but only finally got to hug IN PERSON Friday morning: Val Prieto of Babalú, along with our dear friends and Babalú co-bloggers George Moneo (left) and Alberto de la Cruz (right, who also was part of a dynamic CPAC panel discussion on the repression of freedom of expression by the Cuban regime)

Since my favorite Senator was tied up in D.C. Friday and couldn’t make it down, I skipped the one P5 event and went to CPAC events. They are worth every penny. Take away line from Ann Coulter’s appearance? Her description of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She said the DNC chair was a “hideous beast who has a voice like a hyena undergoing an abortion” and hoped that her feud with the gentlemanly Col. Allen West would just go on and on and on. I’ll drink to that.

Plus, the candidates were going to speak at as well. So how’d it go. Cain? He built on that impressive debate with his rock-the-house CPAC appearance after Perry’s was appallingly lacklustre lead-off. Like, “yikes”? Didn’t somebody tell him he needed to step it up? SOOOOOO not good and THAT was the buzz. Well, when people weren’t talking about Herman Cain.

Saturday, almost all were going to give Perry one last shot, that third chance at redemption (“Jesus, buddy…show us SOMETHING?!?!“) during the candidates’ speeches FOR the P5 delegates. By that time, I was pretty firmly in Cain’s camp, but still had an open mind/wanted to be fair. Which is exactly what I told Byron York when I saw him on my way over to the Convention center, after skipping the big breakfast Perry had put on for the delegates. As we were talking about my impressions and Byron had just finished saying, “I’m hearing that from a lot of people”, we were joined by a Florida legislator named Scott Plakon and his lovely wife. You can read about the rest of it here. Scott and I traded cameras for pictures with the really super nice guy, big time journalist. (Know how to get a D.C. reporter to smile? One way is when you have a blog name like ours when he asks…)

Have to get ready for the salt mines, so Part Deux ~ the candidates’ speeches for the P5 delegates and the straw poll talley ~ this evening.

Horrifying Tsunami Footage

I’ve never seen this before

All those cars with the windshield wipers still running…all full of people.

Good God.

Cain is Able!

Allergies Bugging Me Today

So via Laura’s sidebar I give you this.

You’ll thank me.

Gold Doom

Boy, it’s been getting whumped the past few days. After getting over $1900 in late August it’s traded down to $1560 this morning.

Maybe some folks are realizing that if the SHTF you can’t eat it, and you can’t carry it around with you.

But it does have some lovely decorative uses, I’ll grant you.

For Sis

I went over to Raceway Park with a friend today and while there were no Javelins to be found there was a ’66 Fairlane

Not quite what she had but close.

There was also this quite lovely looking vehicle

which had this rather…innovative safety feature on the steering wheel

Not Satisfied With Crashing The US Economy…

Obama has arranged for our own satellite to hit us too

A huge, dead satellite tumbling to Earth is falling slower than expected, and may now plummet down somewhere over the United States tonight or early Saturday, despite forecasts that it would miss North America entirely, NASA officials now say.

Just perfect.

This Is Your Teleprompter

This is your Teleprompter on drugs

It’s beyond painful.

Dead Cat Bounce?

We’ll see. When I left the house at 4:30 this morning the futures were pointing up but now they’ve turned negative.

I still think we’ve got a long and most unpleasant shake-out ahead of us. The EuroSocialist model is proving to be completely unsustainable.

So While THS Is Partying With The Big Cheeses

Yep, she’s left major dad to his own devices at home and is over at the Presidency 5 shindig in Orlando, rubbing elbows with candidates and kick-ass bloggers, all the while sending me obnoxious thoughtful text messages like “just had a long chat with (name redacted to protect the innocent) what a nice fellow. so erudite and personable.”

But I’m not jealous.


So while she’s soireeing with the High Octane Set and making oodles of knowledgeable small talk over gallons of mojitos I’m just going to, er, drink

I picked up the KJ Grand Reserve for about $15, and frankly it’s not worth the extra $4 over their regular “Vintner’s Reserve.” It’s a little out of sorts for my palate; the acidity crowds out the fruit. The “regular” KJ is much better.

The Wild Goose was around $12 if I recall correctly and rated just about as highly as the KJ GR. And again, did nothing for me. As my Bride exclaimed upon her first sip: “is this a gewurtztraminer?” She was exactly right; that’s what it tasted like. It was honestly way overboard on the floral notes and sharp, riesling-like acidity, and not at all what I expected or wanted in a chardonnay. Don’t get me wrong: the bottles were emptied, because I honor my obligations to You, Dear Reader, but I shan’t be buying these wines again. I really saw no benefit to spending the extra few bucks in these cases.

The wines were perfectly acceptable with some fresh grilled ahi tuna

I had to make fettuccine alfredo as a side; the grilled tuna was just too healthy.

Time To Party Like It’s 1929!

We’ve already got the stock market; now let’s get the girls!

It Was Right Next To Hillary’s Cattle Trading Records…

…and on top of her Rose Law Firm billings

A long-lost, highly valuable Moon rock brought back from the Apollo 17 mission has turned up in the files of Bill Clinton.

The rock was one of 50 presented to each state, and was given to Arkansas while the ex-president was governor. The rock, worth millions of dollars, had been missing since at least 1980 until an archivist found it in old gubernatorial papers. Bobby Roberts, director of the Central Arkansas Library System, told Reuters the archivist opened a box previously archived as “Arkansas flag plaque.” The rock and a state flag were originally affixed to the plaque, but the rock had fallen off and the plaque had been misplaced.

Well lookee here!


Bernanke’s cunning plan drops the market a couple hundred, it’s due a couple hundred lower today…and the dollar is markedly stronger.


Because as boned as we are…Europe is worse.

And also our future if the folks currently running things here get their way.

But why let that spoil our party?

Update: My bad; futures lower by 250 now

A serious question: aside from politicians and political pundits is there anyone who is feeling even moderately positive about the direction our country and economy are heading?

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