Friday, July 30, 2010


While I was wandering through the news threads this morning, I was struck by several interesting tidbits.

  1. Ms. Sherrod is suing Andrew Breitbart for his exposure of her racism (which she fully admitted). She might want to rethink that particular plan of hers - Breitbart is a very canny fellow and may have done what he did for larger reasons than just her racist mindset. Like the $16 million she and her husband got from the taxpayers to compensate them for losing their $9 million worth of farmland!
  2. Charlie Rangel is holding on by his fingernails to his seat in Congress. Charlie, you may have waited too long - the handwriting is on the wall and you are going to be Nancy Pelosi's sacrificial lamb to her asinine claims to running "the most ethical Congress" in history. Did ya think she liked you Charlie? What's it like under that bus, fellow?

Thursday, July 29, 2010


There is a short film from the Republican Governors' Association posted here entitled "Fourteen Weeks" which is a must-see for all of us. It is brilliantly assembled and very much on point. I urge one and all to go visit Brutally Honest to see it! It will give you hope on a dreary day and will make it very clear WHY we must mobilize and get out the vote in November.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


So some Clinton era judge has pulled the teeth out of SB 1070 in Arizona, only allowing inconsequential portions of the bill to remain. This matter can and will be settled at the polls in November if people of common sense, with respect for the U.S. Constitution and laws, prevail. If you don't vote, the Left wingnuts be able to continue to destroy this nation. The Boy King and his various minions are, even now, plotting to give amnesty by royal decree (aka Executive Order) and that will be the final nail in the coffin of his administration which seldom administers and even less seldom governs. The flittering butterfly who currently occupies the White House is far too busy making himself a darling of popular fashion and far less interested in getting busy with the real nuts and bolts of governing a nation of over 300 million people - many of whom do not agree for one second with his vision to destroy this Republic.

Any Executive Order granting amnesty can and will be countermanded by the successor to this unqualified, incompetent idiot. But that's some ways in the future.

Friday, July 23, 2010


According to The Hill, Vice President Joe "Plugs" Biden has opined:

By Michael O'Brien - 07/23/10 08:56 AM ET
The "heavy lifting is over" when it comes to the Obama administration's legislative priorities this year, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday evening.

Biden said now that Wall Street reform is finished and signed into law, the administration could go out and make its political case for its accomplishment.

Joe, Joe, Joe - when did the campaign ever stop? What you and the President don't know about governing would fill the entire Library of Congress! You are a pair of clueless dorks when it comes to knowing the U.S. Constitution, managing the economy, protecting our nation's security. I could go on, but I'm feeling a major barf coming on at the thought of you two thinking you've done something good for this nation in the past 19 months! Not so, Joe, not so.

The incompetent bozo who we call President has now decided that his daughters should supplement their allowances by babysitting.

Query: For whom do you expect the girls to babysit? How many extra Secret Service personnel will be required to handle the protection of the girls while they're out doing it? How many people who are working 3 jobs (including babysitting) to keep food on their tables will be out of work as a result of your clueless babbling about the girls getting jobs?

Do you ever think things through, Mr. President? And now that you're using your two daughters to try to make yourself seem like a "regular guy", does that mean it's hands off for the press?

Mr. President - you truly are an ass!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


The Dems are still playing the blame Bush game. They find it convenient to ignore the fact that despite their once-minority status, they managed to bully through far more spending than was wise and then, when in the majority, they really went nutszoid in the spending department.

If you want to blame anyone for the deficit, it's a good idea to look in the mirror you seditious, treacherous, lying sacks of excrement also known as the Left Wing of the Democratic Party.

Our beloved Anchoress, Elizabeth, is dealing with a very sick dog at home. Her beloved Alle - the dog who speaks to her and eats bananas - is very ill and needs our prayers. I know Alle is a dog, but she is also a beloved family member and one of God's creatures. In fact, I think that our domesticated companions are a living symbol of God's love for us.

Please pray for The Anchoress and for Alle.


It is instructive to see the Obama White House once again struggling to stay ahead of a story that shows the competence of the Administration in a dubious light, to say the least. In an article posted about 2 hours ago, Ben Evans of the AP opined thus:

Perhaps that's because a year ago — almost to the day — Obama was burned by his own misstep on race, wading into the uproar surrounding the arrest of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates outside his home by Sgt. James Crowley, a white police officer.

In that case, Obama admitted "I don't know all the facts," then proceeded to indict the Cambridge, Mass., police for acting "stupidly."

That rare, undisciplined gaffe created a backlash that also distracted attention from his signature proposal at the time, health care reform. Obama acknowledged he should have chosen his words better, and he convened his famous beer summit in an effort to turn the incident into a "teachable moment."

Let's at least get the timeline right folks.

First, the video clip, heavily edited was sent to Andrew Breitbart in what easily could have been an effort to somehow discredit him or bring his journalistic ethics and skills into disrepute. After the clip went viral, Shirley Sherrod lost her job, and then and only then did Fox News and the conservative blogsphere pick it up and run with it. Then the FULL video was put out by the NAACP. In the meantime, the White House was apparently pressuring the USDA to fire the woman and in a burst of non-civil-rights behavior, denied her due process of any kind. She was in her vehicle, heading to a meeting, when someone called and told her to pull to the side of the road. They fired this long-time employee (and I don't care how left-leaning or embarrassing this woman might be, this is a truly thuggish way of handling things) over the damned PHONE. Just another Obama loyalist thrown under the nearest available bus.

One could easily suppose that this entire matter had been set up to kick the props out from under the Tea Party's well-founded assertion that it is not a racist movement. Hell, it's not even very well organized! Bearing in mind the famous assertion of Rahm Emanuel that no good crisis should ever be allowed to go to waste, this has been quite the little distraction. And here's the deal you arrogant sons-of-bitches - we don't need no damned "teachable moments" - we aren't morons or simpletons to be instructed by those who perceive themselves as our betters. We're going to give YOU a teachable moment at the polls in November!

"Let not your heart be troubled!"

Over Memorial Day weekend this year, I had a truly horrendous attack of diverticulitis. So of course, my doctor, erring on the side of caution, insisted that I consult a gastro-enterologist (which I did - I'm occasionally compliant) and he scheduled me for a colonoscopy - something I have been avoiding for many years, for the patently childish (I admit it) reason that I loathe and despise Katie Couric and she's a big proponent of this procedure for excellent reasons.

Anyway, yesterday was the big day and I was dreading it almost as much as I dread the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012! That is some dread, let me tell you. The preparation for the procedure is ghastly, there are no 2 ways about it. First you have to drink this STUFF that is designed to make the field to be examined as blamelessly clean as possible. It is - to put it mildly - disgusting crap and I'm glad I don't need to have this procedure again for another 7-10 years! In the meantime, someone could make a veritable fortune if they could discover a less foul-tasting substitute for the offensive crud - of which I was supposed to drink an entire gallon! Yuck, yuck and double-yuck!

The disgusting and nearly undrinkable sludge did its job and yesterday, beloved Sis took me to the hospital where I checked in and they proceeded to hook me up to an IV, sedate me and do their little procedure. THAT part of it was absolutely painless - other than the insertion of the IV into my right hand.

When I awoke in recovery, surprisingly bright-eyed and alert, I was given the very good news by Dr. Tribble (who is an absolute sweetheart of a man) that I had only two teensy polyps, probably benign, that he had removed for lab work but as far as he could see, I was in great shape. Also a shout out of praise to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia where I have never had a bad experience. It's a great hospital with a kind and caring staff of professionals.

The whole point of this post is - if you are over 50 years of age or are experiencing some gastro problems, go get this procedure done. Yes, it's unpleasant and yes, it's a tad undignified - but the bottom line is that I am frisking around this morning feeling quite joyous because I now KNOW FOR A FACT that the Memorial Day weekend debacle didn't happen because of some cancerous growth invading my body. I'm 68 years old and occasional flashes of fear of my own mortality visit from time to time! I'm not afraid to die, mind you. I'm mostly afraid to die with a dirty house! In fact, yesterday afternoon I had friend Bobby working away on the front borders and my brick sidewalks, excavating and banishing the weeds that have suddenly grown up there. Time to buy some Round-Up!

So go find yourself a good gastro person and keep your innards ticking over like a well tuned engine! There are rewards to be found there! And you might as well get this procedure done now while health insurance still covers it! Who knows what awaits us in the wonderful world of Obamacare?

UPDATE: Got a call from the doctor's office yesterday morning - no signs of cancer in the two polyps removed. Don't have to do a colonoscopy for another ten years! Whee!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Vice President Biden opines that there have been some "unfortunate" comments emanating from members of the Tea Party movement.

You'd be an expert on the misspoken word, wouldn't you, Plugs? There's an excellent reason you are described as the "Gafftastic Vice President".

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Dennis Miller has put that into my head and it won't go away.

Rhode Island has long made a practice of checking immigration status on those stopped for routine traffic stops. Why isn't Attorney General Holder and the administration of the Kenyan Wetback suing Rhode Island? Not politically sexy enough for you?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Rusty the cat has now demonstrated a fondness for chamber music! I was playing it yesterday while reading a book. He was riveted! What a peculiar little character he is! Buddy adores that his brother has these new hobbies. Increases his opportunities for uninterrupted lap time with me!

George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. The Yankees will not be nearly so interesting without him!

I grew up down the street from Mr. Steinbrenner. He was an asshole as a young man and so far as I could see, that never changed. But he was a successful one! From the shipbuilding business he inherited from his father, to owning the New York Yankees - which quite honestly was a betrayal of his Cleveland roots in my view - everything George Steinbrenner touched was successful.

Rest in peace. You lived a full measure of 80 years and will be long remembered.

Mr. Gibson has gone from being the Sexiest Man Alive (never bought that one) to being the pariah of Hollywood. This has been a long time coming as the town never quite forgave Mr. Gibson for the immense and continuing success of The Passion of the Christ!

The current situation is immensely sad and troubling, as I firmly believe that Mel Gibson is suffering a total nervous breakdown, the result of guilt, mid-life crisis and the psychosis engendered by his admiration for his utterly demented father whose version of Catholicism is bizarre and troubling to say the least.

First, Mel Gibson's 28-year marriage to Robyn probably wouldn't have dissolved, had he not encountered a Russian woman of questionable character and antecedents. A lot of information is now being revealed about her desire to promote herself through the men with whom she ingratiates herself - ala Bonnie Lee Blakely! Or am I the only person seeing the similarities?

Part of Mel's rant to Oksana the mysterious opportunistic Russian parasite who bore Mel Gibson a daughter 9 months ago includes the comment that he left a woman with whom he had no spiritual dialogue and that he lacks a spiritual dialogue with Oksana as well! I find that comment tremendously telling. Mr. Gibson's father is well known to practice a version of Catholicism that would be unrecognizable to the Pope! And if indeed Mel Gibson subscribes to his father's extreme version of Catholicism, then he is experiencing double the pressure and double the guilt over his recent behavior vis-a-vis his out of wedlock child.

Given the pressures exerted by his admiration and love for his rather nutty father and those exerted by his guilt over breaking a pretty significant commandment (and don't think that we Catholics are casual about adultery because we aren't), added to a probable midlife crisis, Mr. Gibson's psyche is in serious trouble and the man deserves not condemnation but rather understanding and encouragement to seek the help of highly qualified mental health professionals. He needs his friends now and so far, I've seen evidence of one, highly intelligent and surprisingly loyal friend in Whoopi Goldberg whose comments regarding this entire situation yesterday on "The View" were beautifully compassionate about a man with whom she has been friends for many years. My respect for Ms. Goldberg has increased greatly. She is an intelligent woman who doesn't knee jerk unnecessarily.

Friday, July 09, 2010


This time by the sour grapes peddling owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers who seems to have forgotten that this is a business not a love affair! His whining sounds, for all the world, like a jilted lover!

LeBron James played for him for five years and in those five years, Dan Gilbert never supplied James with sufficiently talented supporting players and management to enable James to achieve his #1 goal - to win an NBA championship. Now granted, LeBron is only 25 years of age but the lifespan of a professional athletes career is necessarily limited by the physical grind of the career. So the following pure-Lord CRAP from Dan Gilbert (who probably didn't EARN one dime of his money but rather inherited it from harder-working, less infantile progenitors) is just offensive as hell to me - and I grew up in Cleveland!
Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.
This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his "decision" unlike anything ever "witnessed" in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.
There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.
You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.
Someone needs to slap Dan Gilbert upside the head and make him realize that LeBron James was his EMPLOYEE, not his LOVER! And this kind of whining sour grapes is unbecoming the City of Cleveland, the State of Ohio and ultimately the NBA as well!

Lest we go into this coming weekend feeling downhearted and negative, there are a few things to consider that are positive.
  1. President Obama was out in Nevada campaigning for the soon-to-be-ex-Senator Harry Reid. I state this based on Zippy's past record in dooming those for whom he campaigns to ignominious defeat. Could we encourage him to campaign for San Fran Nan and Babs "Call me Senator" Boxer!?
  2. The LeBron James saga has reached its climax and I correctly predicted that he would be going to Miami (won some serious cash on that one folks).
  3. The damned World Cup nonsense is also coming to an end this weekend, although I understand the prognosticating crab is under threat of extinction from Germany. Hey, Germany, buy a vowel! The crab only predicted your loss; your team played poorly enough to make his prediction come true!
  4. The State of Ohio has finally realized - four years after the fact - that I don't live (or vote) there any more! Way to go you dimwitted Democratic dorks!
  5. We're one day closer to January 20, 2013!
  6. Another 3 day weekend is upon me! Whooeeee!

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Granted, it's July and probably should be hot, but even with the House and Senate off on their protracted Independence Day vacation, there is still a lot of hot air in this town!

Today we are actually experiencing a cool down - it's under 100 degrees and will be for the rest of the week. That's a major improvement over yesterday's ovenlike temps!

And no, I do not now nor will I ever believe in old lizard-eyed ManBearPig Gore's proclamations of man-caused Global Warming. He's full of shit and so are his cult's adherents. We can't get the oil up out of the Gulf. How then can we affect the global temperature? It's a ludicrous notion. He's a ludicrous excuse for a human being. Tipper - divorcing his fat ass is probably the smartest thing you've done in your entire lifetime!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


My dear boss, Jeremiah, who has perfect pitch when it comes to gift giving, gave me a 12-disc set of Rogers & Hammerstein musicals as a birthday gift last Friday. As a result, I spent considerable happy time over this past weekend revisiting some of the utterly delightful Broadway shows created by these two brilliant and creative collaborators.

Of all the shows, my favorite is "Oklahoma" for a lot of reasons. What I enjoyed most was watching Rusty the cat, my little predator (and he truly IS a little predator - don't let his fluffy beauty fool you) was enthralled whenever Gordon MacRae was singing! He'd just plant his little self right in front of the TV and GAZE at the screen. He tended to enjoy Oklahoma more than Carousel - maybe because his hero dies in Carousel! Who knows what happens in the mind of CAT?

After the November election - and assuming that the results will be as the Democrats deserve, namely that they will be true lame ducks and, as of 1/1/11, largely unemployed, the House and Senate as currently constituted will have 7 weeks in which to pass all manner of bad legislation, unless we start raising hell in advance and letting our Republican/Independent brethren know that filibuster early and filibuster often should be the order of the day - and if they don't have the stomach or the stones to do it, they will pay at the next midterm and pay big!

It is an unfortunate fact of life that these devious, unprincipled and utterly anti-American pipsqueaks will do their very best to further screw up the body politic in this country. It is our job to both pray and act to see to it that they don't manage to do so. The praying is easy, the action is to bombard them with letters, emails and candygrams to remind them that THEY work for US and that we won't tolerate any further nonsense!

We're coming into the home stretch kids, and it's time to take a serious and principled stand against the chicanery being done in the name of the Kenyan Wetback and his Chicago cronies, aided and abetted by the Lizard King, George Soros!

Friday, July 02, 2010


And lest we forget amidst the fireworks that frighten our animals until they need doggie and cat downers and the excessive (and delicious) foods being barbecued, this is the anniversary of the founding of our nation!

So let us please honor the ideals (and the Constitution) that provided our country with a standard of living unequaled in this world and has provided our people with the freedom to be as creative and generous as we have always been.

Thursday, July 01, 2010


On yesterday's "The View", Whoopie Goldberg had a hard time maintaining when she reported on this little item and I have to say, I agree with her!
FRUITA, Colo. - According to in Colorado, a woman claims she spotted a vampire in the middle of a dirt road near Fruita, Sunday night. She told Colorado State Troopers she was startled by the undead being, threw her car into reverse, and crashed into a canal.
Apparently a "crazed sex poodle" was out for a walk, looking for his shakra to be adjusted!


If your finances are somewhat threadbare, you could do your country a major service AND improve your financial situation a great deal by providing information on this asshole to the FBI, presumably without endangerment to yourself!

Adnan Shukrijumah is a wanted al Qaeda terrorist who was at one time suspected of planning a dirty bomb attack against the US. Shukrijumah was born in Saudi Arabia but raised in the US. At one time alerts were issued that he might try and cross into the US through Mexico. There is a $5 million reward for information on his whereabouts from the FBI.

So how's that porous Southern border working for you, Mr. Obama? You are a festering pustule on the ass of the United States!