Archive for August 15th, 2008

Norway appears to have some issues.  They make it all sound really neat and packaged, but I’m sorry, sprinkling sugar on something (anything) doesn’t make it a cupcake, unless it started out as a cupcake.  What am I talking about?

Penguins getting promotions. Like being knighted.

He has been in the Norwegian Royal Guard since 1972.  This penguin is no spring chicken.


On NPR (know thine enemy, I say) I heard that the incident with Obama’s plane weeks ago, that was poo-poo’ed, was actually radio’ed in and treated as a bona-fide emergency – trucks, ambulances, the works.  The pilot made it a point to request the longer of the two runways to be given priority for and then felt the need to say  “Senator Obama is aboard”.

Think about that.

What, they should use the extra special fire retardant and send in the tiger-team emergency first-responders?

Dammit, I’d like to think that kind of care is the default.  Guess not.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. – Animal Farm


The type of place I want my children to attend school.  Concealed-carry-friendly.  Way to go Harrold, Texas!

“When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that’s when all of these shootings started. Why would you put it out there that a group of people can’t defend themselves? That’s like saying ‘sic ’em’ to a dog,” Thweatt said in Friday’s online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“The naysayers think (a shooting) won’t happen here. If something were to happen here, I’d much rather be calling a parent to tell them that their child is OK because we were able to protect them,” Thweatt said

source: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5945430.html


Wonder how long it will take everybody in the SLC (see definitions page) to stop screaming about manmade global warming, take a breath, think, and then start screaming about manmade global cooling?


I bet going by cyanide is not what he had in mind.  Somalia wishing to not call it terrorism seems a bit premature, as I cannot think of many legitimate uses for a person in a hotel room to have a pound of sodium cyanide.


Get a taste of what kind of leadership you’d have if Obama wins.  “Can’t we all just get along?”

Barack Obama blinks in Hillary face-off

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 8:13 PM

Russia rolls over Georgia, Hillary Clinton does the same to Barack Obama. Now we know who’s boss.

Obama blinked and stands guilty of appeasing Clinton by agreeing to a roll call vote for her nomination. That he might not have had much choice if he wanted peace only proves the point that he’s playing defense at his own convention.

What does he get out of it? Not much and not for long.

The fleeting sense that he is a magnanimous nominee won’t get him a single vote he wouldn’t get anyway. Ditto for the idea that he’s going the extra mile to unify the party. Those who refuse to accept him as the legitimate winner aren’t likely to do so just because he caves into her demands.

It makes him look weak and ratifies Clinton’s sense of entitlement to share party leadership and the convention spotlight.

It was supposed to be his party. Now it’s theirs. His and hers. [More at NY Daily News]


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