Wednesday, January 31, 2007
From PopSsci.com comes this fascinating article The Scariest Ideas In Science by Laura Allen.
-Reanimated Infectious Organisms.
-Life Without Sleep.
-Planetary Solar Shield.
-Regenerating Human Limbs.
Real science...not a horror movie.
A biting piece about Hill's "merciless, unapologetic, chisel-eyed" pursuit of power and political transformation by Jan Moir
Whom Does Hillary Think She's Fooling?
Here's a juicy tidbit: "Everything Mrs Clinton now does and says is a deliberate political statement, from the honey streaks in her hairdo to the girly pinks she chooses to camouflage herself in, although the effect of the latter is unconvincing: think killer shark prowling the shallows in a party frock."
Moir does have a way with words and she doesn't mince any here.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
You've all heard about the ringneck duck who survived being shot, dragged by a dog, and then being kept in a refridgerator for 2 days...
Well, Perky, cheated death again... Duck Ducks Death A Third Time!
Apparently she died during surgery to fix her broken wing and was resuscitated by the veterinarian.
Wow, that Perky has more lives than a cat.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I watched the State of the Union speech on FOX News Channel last night, but the folks at B&C Beat blog made an interesting observation about Speaker Pelosi and Vice President Cheney's blinking patterns:
"What was worth commenting on, however, was the contrast in blinks per minute between Pelosi and Cheney. While Pelosi clocked a good 25-30 blinks per minute, Cheney barely mustered 3 or 4."
It made me think of another sobriquet for the Speaker... Nancy Hyperlosi.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
On Web, Voters Question Clinton Directly by Patrick Healy at The NY Times isn't anywhere near as fun to read as the Lucianne's Threads about it.
Her Phoniness is busted again, this time about her favorite movies, for Pete's sake.
If you lie about something as inconsequential as that, you're just incapable of telling the truth about anything.
[The BLOG note: photo credit to Lucianne.com
Monday, January 22, 2007
Does it look like Fido got into the doggie beer?
Pet Shop Owner Creates Beer For Dogs. It's made from beef extract and malt, and it's nonalcoholic...
Whew, that's comforting. Goodness knows the world doesn't need alcoholic dogs driving themselves to rehab in Lindsay Lohan fashion.
...and at $2.14 a bottle, it's too pricey for my dog. OK, maybe one bottle for her Christmas stocking ;-)
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
According to Joshua Muravchik at
commentarymagazine.com Our Worst Ex-President is Jimmy Carter.
I know Carter's administration stank on ice. I know his post-administration period is stinking on ice, but look at today's news...
Chinese Missile Destroys Satellite In
The ChiComs couldn't have done this without the technology that Bill Clinton (*cough* traitor *cough*) handed over to them.
Now, who's the worst ex-president?
For this Cat Blog Friday...
...a Malibu Beach kitty playing in the snow. Talk about climate change!
While we're on the subject ... in 1977, it snowed today in the Tampa Bay area, yet in 2007, we're running around in shorts and t-shirts.
"The climate of this planet has been changing since God put the planet here." says James Spann, ABC-TV Alabama affiliate weatherman, and he discredits the Weather Channel climate expert's recent hysteria at:
I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype .
Cash grab, indeed.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Cuban Dictator, Fidel Castro, pictured here in happier times with close friends, is in very grave condition after receiving less than adequate health care.
Experts Say Castro Surgery Seems To Have Been Botched .
The article gets a little gruesome at times, but socialized medicine is replete with grisly medical mishaps. In an effort to spare Castro a colostomy, what they did was to try to establish continuity of the bowel by sewing the colon to the rectum. A Korean prosthetic colon. Three unsuccessful surgeries. Infection.
Yikes! It sounds like something out of Hillary's health care reform plan.
At least the Cuban doctors didn't sew the colon to Castro's optic nerve. Optic rectalitis would set in and Castro would develop a crappy outlook on life.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
From Ted Sampley of the U.S. Veteran Dispatch comes
What Thomas Jefferson Learned
From The Muslim Book Of Jihad .
A timely history lesson it would behoove us Americans to learn.
[The BLOG note: Hat tip to Auntie M. for sending this my way :-)]
From RealClearPolitics.com comes
Sandy Berger: What Did He Take And Why Did He Take It?
by Ronald A. Cass.
It's a good piece that questions the lack of MSM interest in a case that eclipses or, at the very least, rivals Watergate.
I find it especially infuriating today when jury selection began for the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
After listening to Representative David Wu (D-Oregon) give his Vulcans and Klingons in the White House speech, I'm having trouble picking just one smartass reply...
Don't let stoopid Democrats send real Representatives to the House. It's wrong!
Reality, please send Mr. Wu the check.
I'm a huge Trek fan, but even I know it's just a TV show!
This first week has been a bad week for Democrats.
On Wednesday, the House voted to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour everywhere except on the island of American Samoa.
Why is that significant?
75% of Samoa is employed by Starkist Tuna. Starkist Tuna's parent company is Del Monte Corp., whose headquarters just happen to be in San Franciso, Speaker Pelosi's home district.
The Washington Times wrote about it GOP Hits Pelosi's 'Hypocrisy' On Wage Bill , but don't expect significant changes.
A spokeswoman for Mrs. Pelosi said Wednesday that the speaker has not been lobbied in any way by StarKist or Del Monte.
Just like I don't think Democrats deserve a stoopid pass, they don't deserve a corruption pass either.
In the news again is Barbara Boxer (D-Ca), shown here aspiring to be the Senate's entry in ex-Rep. James Trafficant's Hairdo Hair-don'ts Contest...
From The New York Post comes Boxer's Low Blow which describes Boxer's obtuse attack on Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice during Rice's defense of the recent tactical change in the Iraq war.
Here is a strident feminist attacking a successful professional woman for not having had children to send to the war!!!
The irony of this is too much for my stomach to take. First, Rice's reproductive history is none of Boxer's business and not open for use as policital fodder, and secondly, here is a stridently feminist professional woman attacking a (decidedly smarter) professional woman for being childless.
Does Senator Boxer not hear how idiotic her words sound when she speaks?
Can you imagine the kerfuffle had a Republican said something this inane?
I don't think Democrats deserve a pass to be stoopid.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
This feud has been going on for 3 weeks with no end in sight. It has dragged others into the nasty fray... Barbara Walters, Meredith Viera, Conan O'Brien, and now, Madonna who, in a terribly bad British accent, has come out defending galpal Rosie.
Honestly, who cares if these publicity hounds trash each other to pieces. I say a pox on all their houses.
Sadly, actress Yvonne De Carlo, best known for her role as Lily Munster, has died at the age of 84.
More than just an iconic vampire mom on TV, De Carlo was an accomplished actress and, in her heyday, one of the great glamour queens of Hollywood.
She will be missed.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Democrats Split Over Iraq Approach ...
"In the most aggressive of the new tactics, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, has said he will introduce legislation on Tuesday to require the president to gain new Congressional authority before sending more troops to Iraq. The bill is the first proposal in the Senate that would prohibit paying for an increase in American troops over their level on Jan. 1."
Clearly, Ted is pining for a Vietnam redux, but unlike Vietnam, Iraq is a front in the global war on terror. It won't be easy, it won't be cheap, but it is a war America can't afford to lose.
For crying out loud, will somebody please tell me why is this reprehensible turd of a man is starting his 45th year in the U.S. Senate?
Just think about that...
It sounds like something out of Seinfeld, but it's true: Library Book Returned 47 Years Overdue . Robert Nuranen paid $171.32 in library fines and cheesily blamed his mother's housekeeping for the loss.
And Stolen Library Book Leads To Shooting? . Police say a security guard at the Anderson County Library in South Carolina fired his gun at a car after the driver triggered a security alarm.
Where is Mr. Bookman when you need him?
From WLTX.com comes this wacky story:
Hot Dog Mailed Between Sisters For 54 Years .
Flora Zimbelman says it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister's suitcase. Her sister, Rose, mailed it back. They spent the next 54 years sneaking the same hot dog back into eachother's life.
"I found it under my pillow once, I found it in between the drapes and once I found it in the kitchen drawer," said Flora.
Flora and Rose are two zany women.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
"Monday, January 8, 2007: The House is not in session." - Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on the first full week of the new congress.
According to the Drudge Report Hill sources claim The House is taking Monday 'off' this week, because of the championship football game between Ohio State and the University of Florida.
According to Neatorama Philippe Halsman's most famous 'jump' photograph, Dali-Atomicus, "took 6 hours, 28 jumps, and a roomful of assistants throwing angry cats and buckets of water into the air to get the perfect exposure."
How could anyone not love a photo that features Dali, atomic theory, throwing angry cats and buckets of water?
Ransom Riggs gives the rationale for his picks of 13 Photographs That Changed The World .
I would add the flag being raised at Iwo Jima and certainly something from 9/11, perhaps the cross standing amidst the rubble at Ground Zero.
If you had your own list, which would you add or remove?
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Today is my birthday. Happy, happy, joy joy.
Today via Brooke @ NeoCon Command Center , I found out that I am:
20% Dog, 80% Cat
You are are almost exactly like a cat.
You're intelligent, independent, and set on getting your way.
And there's no way you're going to fetch a paper for anyone!
Are You More Cat or Dog?