Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Thank you to all that kept this blog alive while I was gone!!!

Now was that the world's laziest post, or what?

Many of you that post here know each other from Mike Luckovich's blog at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Since that blog has been put on double secret probation and a curfew I have getalife has the solution.

The latest entry in the RW-(the original) family of blogs makes it's debut today. I bring you ml After Dark!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

On The Road Again.....

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day 2006

3:00 PM is the national moment of remembrance. The entire nation will be unified in remembering our fallen veterans. There are various ways to participate. This site will help you choose a way to remember.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

William Jefferson may lead the Pelosi revolution

I've always been amused by Democrats frothing at the mouth, year after year, about how this is their time and they are going to sweep into power in the Fall. Watching them try to pin the "culture-of-corruption" label on Republicans has been very entertaining. However there is finally a corruption scandal that may well sweep the Democrats into power in the House this time. In a script that could only be written in Hollywood or come to life in Washington, William Jefferson (D-LA) may well do it. The ridiculous position taken by House Republicans, led by Denny Hastert, that Congress is above the law will do more to turn off Republican voters than any perceived GOP scandal. When you couple that with the fact Democrats will have to quit barking "corruption", which only served to energize the Republican base anyway, you have the recipe for a huge electoral victory for the party of asses this year.

Fortunately for the rest of us in the real world there is time to recover. Memo to Speaker Hastert: You had better go hardline on border enforcement and it would be a good idea to quietly compromise with the Justice department.

Let's see how Mark Steyn views this:

Which current member of the Republican Party's creme de la creme could utter that Reagan line and mean it? Take the speaker of the House, J. Dennis Hastert. Last week, something very unusual happened: There was a story out of Washington that didn't reflect badly on the Republican Party's competence or self-discipline. It was about a Democrat! Fellow from Louisiana called William Jefferson. Corruption investigation. Don't worry, if you're too distracted by "American Idol," it's not hard to follow, you just need to know one little visual image: According to an FBI affidavit, this Democrat congressman was caught on video taking a hundred-grand bribe from a government informer and then storing it in his freezer. That's what the scandal's supposed to be: Democrat Icecapades of 2006. All the GOP had to do was keep out of the way and let Jefferson and his Dem defenders skate across the thin ice like Tonya Harding with her lumpy tights full of used twenties. It was a perfect story: No Republicans need be harmed in the making of this scandal.

So what does Hastert do? He and the House Republican leadership intervene in the case on behalf of the Democrat: They're strenuously objecting to the FBI having the appalling lese majeste to go to court, obtain a warrant and search Jefferson's office. In constitutional terms, they claim it violates the separation of powers. In political terms, they're climbing right into the Frigidaire with Jefferson's crisp chilled billfold. What does the Republican base's despair with Congress boil down to? That the Gingrich revolutionaries have turned into the pampered potentates of pre-1994 Washington, a remote insulated arrogant elite interested only in protecting the privileges of the permanent governing class. But how best to confirm it? Hmm. What about if we send the Republican speaker out to argue that congressmen are beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. law-enforcement agencies?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sunset over Indian Rocks Beach

After days of hoping the temperatures will balance out and I can get this shot, I have decided to go with the magic world of the internet for a picture. Posting this probably means tonight will be the night.

This is what nightfall appears that it will look like every evening about fifteen minutes before sunset, then the haze takes over and you seldom get this scene except in the winter. This picture claims to have been taken on 1/1/04 which would make sense, but it also claims to have been taken at 5:46 AM so I wouldn't be too sure.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Dems could always try coming up with a program...

....nah, losing and bitching is what they excel at.

The Democrats are acting like it is going to be their version of 1994: Then, Republicans made a 54-seat gain in the House and netted 8-seats in the Senate to take control of Congress. But their confidence is also their error. If the Democrats fail to recapture either chamber, which is the most likely scenario, then what does that say about the future of a party that cannot win when its opponent is at its worst? If Democrats manage to stay in minority status after November it says far more about Democrats than it does about Republicans. If they manage to take control it’s no big deal; after all, they are supposed to win, right?

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bernardini takes the Black Eyed Susans-Barbaro badly injured

Armed Forces Day-2006

Thank You!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

131st Running of the Preakness Stakes

The field is set and it's time to knock mgc off the top of the horse race handicapping mountain. This time there are three weeks of gloating at stake. With Barbaro an overwhelming favorite and the recent history of Derby winners going on to win the Preakness, this time you should pick the top three finishers in order. (Dusty, you should try to pick horses that are actually in the race.)

Since the Preakness is also the run for the coveted blanket of Black-Eyed Susans, it follows that the beverage of choice on Saturday will be the Black Eyed Susan.

Oddly the Black Eyed Susan isn't in bloom this time of year so if you look closely you might notice that the winner will actually get a blanket of Daisies with the "Eye" painted black.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I think the Hotel needs a better fence around the pool

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Open thread-What did you guys do to ml's place?

As we head out on a three hour tour, I see that ml's blog has taken the bullet train to hell. I take it from the comments that are still there that it was much worse than it looks right now. I'm not sure if I'm thrilled or pissed to have missed it.

Feel free to bring any topical discussions over here, I'm sure people would like to discuss this non-story of the phone records collection. I hope sanity prevails and people realize that this program is one of the few truly vital programs to stopping an attack and doesn't violate anyone's privacy. This is a calling pattern matrix not a multi-million number snoopfest. So this combines two things I know, bullshit and telephony!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Gone Fishin'-See you in a couple weeks!

Monday, May 08, 2006

When does a box of rocks look smart?

Please, please, please let this woman be the face of the Democrat party. Watch the video, read the transcript! With the biggest softball interview this side of Baghdad Bob grilling Saddam Hussein, Nancy Pelosi still quivers in fear and gives the best view possible of the poll driven moonbat party.

All politics are indeed local, but I would send out this video as a campaign tool for every Republican House candidate this Fall. Every time someone asks why they should vote for you over your Democrat opponent just pop in this tape.

**UPDATE** Nancy Pelosi is a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance-Rush Limbaugh

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Friday, May 05, 2006

The 132nd Run for the Roses

The first Saturday in May brings us the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. Be sure to make your picks in the comment section to win two solid weeks of bragging rights. After you make your selections mix yourself a refreshing
Mint Julep. (Dusty, you can't use Manichevitz in place of the bourbon) After the race when you find yourself in the mood for a great horse racing movie you may be tempted to watch Seabiscuit. Don't do it! It's a great movie, but Let it Ride is much more fun. Especially if you lost a few bucks on the Derby.

No wonder he was taken home with no substance tests.

Tag courtesy of Lundesigns. Title link is to the Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date vote" story round-up by the multi-talented, not to mention gorgeous, Michelle Malkin.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Where's that damn ice wagon?

Walter Williams cuts through more of the liberal BS we are subjected to morning, noon, and night. (No wonder people use that hideous 24/7, it's much easier than what I just wrote)

According to some pundits and political hustlers, free trade has led to a loss of "good manufacturing jobs." Let's look at it, but before doing so, let's first see whether we should work ourselves into a tizzy over other job losses.
In 1900, 41 percent of the U.S. labor force was employed in agriculture. Now, only two percent of today's labor force works in agricultural jobs. If declining employment is used as a gauge of an industry's health, agriculture is America's sickest industry.

Let's not stop with agriculture. In 1970, the telecommunications industry employed 421,000 workers in good-paying jobs as switchboard operators. Today, the telecommunications industry employs only 78,000 operators. That's a tremendous 80 percent job loss. What happened to all those agriculture and switchboard operator jobs? Were they exported to China and India by rapacious businessmen?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Random thoughts-Thomas Sowell

A few favorites:

The political left loves to depict its ideas as "new" — a practice which is itself centuries old on the left, as are the ideas themselves.

Compromising by splitting the difference may solve many immediate problems by creating bigger long-run problems. Splitting the difference rewards the side with the most extreme and most intransigent position, guaranteeing continuing unreasonable demands and the continuing strife this generates.

People who go ballistic over the high pay of some CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation seldom bother to figure out whether, if that CEO agreed to work for nothing, that would be enough to bring the price of a one-dollar product down to 99 cents.

Some people say it is "name-calling" if you refer to someone as a liberal. There is nothing inherently negative about the word "liberal." If it has acquired negative overtones, that is because of what liberals have done and the consequences that followed.

This post is DavidU's fault so don't start with me.

I guess I won't influence the reading of this story with much commentary. I'll just note that Pravda datelines their stories day/month so this story is in yesterday's edition and ask a question. Can anyone definitively tie the headline to the article?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Some pictures the MSM just couldn't find

As offensive as that message is at least the reconquistadors had the sense to use a better looking sign holder than your typical moonbat swarm.

Monday, May 01, 2006

The $39.00 experiment

I have looked at this site at least a dozen times in the last two days and every time I do I literally laugh at loud at something. As you will see from his letters, Tom Locke is a free stuff enthusiast. Here's a sample:

Dear Sir or Madam:
I love your chips. Potato chips, corn chips, baked chips, fried chips. I love them all. I don't know exactly what it is. I think you guys could stick a whole potato in a bag and stick your name on it, and it would taste good. Anyway, would it be possible for you to send me a few free samples of your newest chips? I like to try all of the newest flavors, but I don't get out much. Thanks for anything you can send over.
Tom Locke, chip enthusiast

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