Beware of The BLOG...it creeps, it leaps, it glides & slides all over the place.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
If you don't know who Oriana Fallaci is, it's about time you learned. The New Yorker has an excellent piece by Margaret Talbot which paints a vivid picture of the outspoken Italian journalist and novelist.
The article, entitled The Agitator has Fallaci directing her fury towards Islam and immigration in general.
The article is somewhat lengthy, but it is worth the read. What a treasure this woman is.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The Truth Is.. In The Duck?
News of an apparent extraterrestrial being that was lodged in a duck's gizzard is grabbing headlines from San Francisco to cyberspace. Workers at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia, CA, were stunned when they examined an x-ray of a mallard with a broken wing...
Yikes! Where are Mulder & Scully when you need them?
Senate Democratic Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), pictured above with a halo of innocence, accepted free ringside tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission to three professional boxing matches while that state agency was trying to influence him on federal regulation of boxing.
The Washington Post also has the details of the innocent Reid's dealings with lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Reid defended his actions, stating he would never change his position because of donations, free tickets or a request from a former staffer turned lobbyist.
Of course not! It's not a "culture of corruption" when it involved Democrats.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Remember The Fallen
Friday, May 26, 2006
Cat Blog Friday
Hurling fireballs at Republicans ...
[The BLOG note: photo via lopsided poopdeck ]
Thursday, May 25, 2006
The New New New Al Gore
From the L.A.Times.com we have an entertaining article about Al Gore's image written by Jonah Goldberg.
Goldberg argues that although his image has been reinvented numerous times, there is only really one Al Gore. One whose bouts of prevarication continue... Was his 15th summer spent on a farm plowing fields or was it spent at Cannes studying existential philosophy?
Golberg's final paragraph says it best: "[the truth about Gore] is reminiscent of another existential play, originally written in French, so Gore no doubt knows it well. In "Waiting for Godot," Godot never comes — and we are never even sure who Godot is. But we get the sense that the nonexistent Godot is really a Rorschach test of sorts, revealing more about what the audience wants him to be than anything else. So it is with those waiting for Gore".
I think Gore remains a sad, pathetic creature.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted today that Iran had mastered the entire nuclear fuel cycle and that it would give an "historic slap" to any attacker.
Hmmmm, where's that fly swatter.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Vicente The Fox
Mexican President Vicente Fox begins his five-day trip to the U.S. in Utah today, before moving on to Washington state and California.
Immigration is a major focus of Fox's trip as the U.S. Senate considers legislation to strengthen border security and other issues involving illegal immigration.
I have a suggestion for the presumptuous Mr. Fox: Go back and fix the problems in your own country. Let us handle ours without your agenda-driven interference.
Monday, May 22, 2006
I received this e-mail about Target...
Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of their stores?
Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote, "Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event.
We received the following reply from the local TARGET management: " Veterans do not meet our area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education."
So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria, then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.
As a follow-up, I e-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate Headquarters and their response was the same. That's their national policy.
Then I looked into the company further. They will not allow the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would not allow families of employees who were called up for active duty to continue their insurance coverage while they were on military service. Then as I dig further, TARGET is a French-owned corporation.
Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American Veterans, then why should my family and I support their stores by spending our hard earned American dollars!
And, have their profits sent to France.
Without the American Vets, where would France be today?
"They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch Marks"
Veterans Helping Veterans
Please send this on to everyone you know to let Target know we don't need them either!
Friday, May 19, 2006
From The New York Times comes word that Bill Clinton plans to write a book about activism and service, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf sometime late next year or early in 2008.
The new book will cover the work of the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit group the president set up to work on issues including AIDS, poverty, women's empowerment and religious and racial reconciliation.
Hey Bubba, if you really wanted to do some good service for America, you would say
good bye to public service.
Just go away.
Yes, you can buy a replica of Captain Kirk's command chair from the bridge of the Enterprise when Christie's holds the first official studio auction of memorabilia from all five "Star Trek" television series and 10 movie spinoffs.
Read about the collection of Trekkie ephemera you can pay way too much for...
Be still my heart... wait, what's that stain by the base of the chair?
Thursday, May 18, 2006
No question of paternity here.
This creepy image brought to you via Adsoftheworld.com .
Good Riddance, Dave
On last night's suspenseful finale part 1 episode of Top Chef, angry old queen Dave Martin got the boot from the judges. Whew. No matter what, I didn't want Dave to beat Tiffani "I'm here to win" Faison.
Now I can relax because I like both Tiffani and Harold "I'm just a cook" Dieterle. Either one is deserving of a win.
Anyone else want to confess Top Chef is their TV guilty pleasure?
Those clever Japanese! They have developed a soccer ball-shaped model house called 'Barier'. The house, which is manufactured by Kimidori Housing, is resistant to earthquakes and floats on water, is priced at 1,390,000 yen ($12,629), according to the distributor Actas.
"Now all the manufacturer has to do is develop a human miniaturization ray and we'll sell millions of these." said a spokesman for Actas, who wished to remain anonymous.
Fantastic Voyage, here we come.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Revenge Of The Gators
Florida has an estimated 1 million gators, or one for every 17 Floridians. There have been 3 fatal attacks in the last week, and many nuisance visits by the toothsome reptiles onto private yards and even into homes.
A Bradenton woman shot the gator that attacked her dog inside her own home.
A Tampa woman had a gator sit itself on her front porch, barring her exit from the home.
The gator on the porch story reminds me of a joke that circulated around the University of South Florida, my alma mater. It went like this:
How do you get a University of Florida graduate off your front porch?
Pay him for the pizza ;-)
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Stacked Can Art
Uncanny resemblance to a cobra, eh?
Go to Compfused.com to see more amazing displays of stacked cans you won't see in your supermarket aisles.
Can Cold Water Clean Dishes?
This is for all the germ conscious folks that worry about using cold water to clean.
John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Georgia.
After spending a great evening chatting the night away, John's grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, "Are these plates clean?"
His grandfather replied, "They're as clean as cold water can get them. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!"
For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, John was concerned about the plates as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg and asked, "Are you sure these plates are clean?"
Without looking up the old man said, "I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don't you fret, I don't want to hear another word about it!"
Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl, and wouldn't let him pass. John yelled and said, "Grandfather, your dog won't let me get to my car".
Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted .
"COLDWATER, GO LAY DOWN!!!!"
Monday, May 15, 2006
Blame America First Liberals
From The Washington By Ralph Z. Hallow comes this article about conservative icon and one of my heroes, Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick.
The article deserves a read whatever your political stance, but here is a snippet: In 1984 Kirkpatrick argued that America's "posture of continuous self-abasement and apology vis-a-vis the Third World is neither morally necessary nor politically appropriate" and concluded that the McGovern-Carter crowd had confused "liberal idealism ... with masochism."
With the exception of good ole Zell Miller, they sure don't make Democrats like her anymore.
I know it looks Photoshopped, but it's not.
This incredible photo was taken by Marcelo del Pozo and features Spanish matador Miguel Abellan performing a pass as a bull does a somersault after getting its horns stuck in the sand during a bullfight at the Maestranza bull-ring in Seville on April 29, 2006.
Ay caramba! I didn't know bulls could do that.
I Heart Potatos
Linda Greene of Moon Township, Pa., discovered this heart-shaped potato in February which, incidentally, is also Potato Lover's Month. It's also the month of the tuber star Mr. Potato Head's recognized birthday, Feb. 5.
Ms. Greene, a fan of hearts, saved the Valentine-shaped spud from certain death by french fry.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
MSM Admits Bias
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Beware Of Florida Gators
From Local 6 News.com comes this shocking story
about a woman jogger who was stalked and killed by a large gator.
According the the wildlife commission, there have been 25 fatal alligator attacks in Florida since 1948. They recommend being careful around canals, especially during dusk or dawn when gators are more likely to feed.
Florida is not for the squeamish.
Cat Blog Friday
Thursday, May 11, 2006
When he's not busy hurling insults to the U.S. and Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad finds time to demonstrate the defense to the 3 Stooges double eye poke.
Seems like every day, we hear some new pronouncement from this apocalyptic-minded lunatic. Why is our press hanging on every word that comes out of this loon's mouth?
Man Catches Fish
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Compare & Contrast
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham has a funny feature on her website entitled Separated At Birth that tackles the question of who (or what) is Nancy Pelosi's lookalike...
Laura left off my choice... Gloria Swanson playing the aging actress, Nora Desmond.
What are the odds that they both had the same plastic surgeon?
Pez USB Drive
Feeling crafty? Go to Craftbits.com for instructions on a plethora of crafty projects like...
- making a Pez dispenser housing for your USB drive
- making a wallet out of Batman underwear
- making a purse out of Denim jeans
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
More Media Bias
From Captain's Quarters Blog comes news that captured al Qaeda correspondence paints a sorry picture of the state of al Qaeda in Iraq.
This post is a real eyeopener. Definitely worth a read. Basically, the Captain says that "the documents reveal frustration and desperation, as the terrorists acknowledge the superior position of American and free Iraqi forces and their ability to quickly adapt to new tactics".
This is not a story that the MSM wants to report. Ask yourself why.
Monday, May 08, 2006
In the "I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille" department:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) plans plenty probes .
I hope San Fran Nan keeps on speaking out.
Friday, May 05, 2006
The BLOG Exclusive
I took my life in my hands and took this photo of an illegal Mexican crossing the border.
Next time I'll call the Arizona posse .
Cat Blog Friday
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Seems like everywhere you look there's a protest. Pictured here is a South Korean beekeeper covered by honey bees as he stages a protest denouncing Japan's claim to disputed islets, known as Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't even get near this protester. I can't decide which is more repelling... the buttload of bees or the giant booger hanging out of his nose?
The funny guys over at Cox & Forkum have hit the nail on the head with yet another editorial cartoon...
This one would also work if you substitute "additional oil drilling sites in the Gulf coast and drilling in Anwar" in the nurse's cartoon bubble and "environmentalist wacko lobby" on the terminal patient's hospital gown.
Send A Brick
Want a secure border? Tell it to Congress. For $11, the folks at Send-A-Brick.com will forward a brick to a member of Congress to let them know you want a secure border.
If you're an enterprising (and thrifty) individual, you can send a brick yourself for about $4 plus the price of a brick.
A secure border? Si se puede.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
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