Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Moore



Michael Moore, shown here being moved from his million dollar Manhattan apartment to his million dollar beachfront home in Michigan, is at it again...

Michael Moore: Hurricane Coming During GOP Convention 'Proof There Is a God in Heaven'

Moore admits he's delighted to see a natural disaster potentially interfere with the Republican event.

Can you imagine the outrage if a Republican said something like that about the dems?

Friday, August 29, 2008

GOP VP



McCain Chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin For V.P.

This is one gutsy move by McCain. It will either be a brilliant stroke of political genius, or it will be a death knell to the republican party's chances come November.

What do you think?

Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat who doesn't do togas.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

O Deity



Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple

TEMPLE OF DEM ON MT. O-LYMPUS: GOP MOCKS GRAND STAGE AS GREEK HUBRIS

Behold The Obama will speak tonight at Invesco Field...

Oh, brother.

I'll be glad when the Obamarama is over.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Shocker



'100 Things To Do Before You Die' Co-Author Dies At 47

Dan Freeman died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 47.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Coke, No Pepsi?



Conventioneer enjoying a beverage at the 2008 Democrat National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Pumpkin Eater



Joe Biden showing how many times he has plagiarized someone else's work?

Maybe in Base Ten.

Refresh your memory of the events of 1988 with this short piece from Slate...

The Write Stuff: Why Biden's Plagiarism Shouldn't Be Forgotten.

I think Biden's cheating belies a lack of character. Like Obama, he will say anything for you. (Thanks for the coinage, QQ.]

Monday, August 25, 2008

High & Dry



NEW YORK DELEGATES WARNED NOT TO DRINK AT DNC

Because of Denver's high altitude, New Yorkers are urged to leave the booze-belt at home.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Gaffes Galore



Obama Misspeaks, Calls Biden 'The Next President'; Biden Calls Obama 'Barack America'

We replayed it three times. I thought Biden said 'Barack Omera'...

Whatever.

Pass the popcorn.

Heh heh heh.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Not Hillary



I'm Michelle Obama and I approved this pick.

Radical M.O.



From the National Review comes news about Michelle Obama's past...

Michelle, Anti-American Radicals, And U of C

The final paragraph says it best...

"It seems to me that if the mainstream papers like the Post are going to look into Michelle Obama’s work bringing medical care to poor South Side residents, her earlier position and its link to politically radical–even intensely anti-American–community organizers deserves scrutiny as well."

I find the links to the Gamaliel Foundation very interesting.

Friday, August 22, 2008

F.O.O.



Friends Of Obama... on ongoing post.

Doesn't have the same ring as F.O.B. (Friends of Bill), but the friends may be more undesirable, especially in the case of radical Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers...

Stomping on the American flag in 2001: Bill Ayers: No Regrets

Better yet, watch the video... How Much Do You Know About Obama

This is the same Bill Ayers that founded the Annenberg Challenge on Excellence in Education, the foundation run by none other than Barack H. Obama. The same foundation whose records are being blocked from the public by the University of Illinois Chicago.

Hmmm...

Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... A cat who's a fan of Michael Phelps.

Happy Friday, Everybody!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mr. Bookman Is Out There



The BLOG has already dealt with the issue of Library Liability...

Now, comes news of A Wisconsin Woman, 20, Arrested For 2 Overdue Library Books

The morale of this story is... don't abuse your library privileges.

Mr. Bookman can really come to your house and arrest you!

Nasty Harry



Senate Majority Leader Reid: "I can't stand John McCain... "

Well, I can't stand you, Mr. Reid.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CERN, CERN, CERN



According to Cosmic Log, preparations for starting up the world's largest atom-smasher on Sept. 10 are proceeding despite the legal battle to stop it.

TWISTS IN THE DOOMSDAY DEBATE

Basically, the hearing scheduled for Sept. 2, will consider whether to dismiss a civil lawsuit claiming that the machine could destroy the world by creating globe-gobbling black holes or other catastrophes of cosmic proportions.

CERN and the U.S. Department of Energy, say the doomsday worries are pure science fiction - and have cited a series of safety reports concluding that the Large Hadron Collider poses no global threat.

I'm not worried about it, are you?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Operation Drill Bit



Not that he needs the extra publicity from my little blog, but I heard about this on The Schnitt Show ...

"NEW INITIATIVE: "Drill Nancy" - During the Congressional summer recess, direct all drill bits to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, so her office will be flooded with drill bits when she returns to Capitol Hill.

[Please use padded envelopes, not normal envelopes, we don't want to damage postal equipment]

Mail all Drill Bits to:

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
H-232, U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-0100

Too lazy, order a drill bit sent in your name - www.drillnancy.com

I love the photo...

:-)

Gold Medley

The iconic image of Mark Spitz, 7 gold medal winner from 1972...



Image of Michael Phelps, 8 gold medal winner from 2008...



What's with the tacky looking red ribbons? I think Phelps got gypped in the iconic photo department.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Purple Pigeon



Pigeon Found At NYC Playground Was Painted Purple

Don't blame the artist formerly known as Prince and currently known again as Prince and his "Purple Rain". Some idiot painted this poor pigeon purple...

I didn't mind when the folks at Pigeon Cam computer-generated a fez on a pigeon named Shirley, but I draw the line at painting them!

What kind of sicko would do that?

Here We Go Again



Fay Prompts Tropical Storm Warning For South Florida

We're currently under Hurricane Watch here. It's going to be a Weather Channel watching kind of night.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Air Ray



Meet the Festo Air_ray ...

"a remote-controlled hybrid construction consisting of a helium-filled ballonet and a beating wing drive. Its light design makes it possible for it to “swim” in the sea of air, boosted by helium, in a similar way to the manta ray in water."

Cool. It almost looks alive.


[The BLOG note: Video via MeineKleineFabrik blog ]

Friday, August 15, 2008

Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat that's old enough to join the Chinese Olympic gymnastic team.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Grill



Now that's a sweet grill.


[The BLOG note: Found this via Snipershide.com ]

Nothing But The Tooth



Chinese gymnast, Deng Linlin, recently lost a tooth... sounds like the average 16 year old to me.

Besides, everybody knows that the ChiComs don't lie or cheat.

Chinese Women Gymnasts Take Gold, Americans Hint Of Cheating

Another gymnast, He Kexin was reported to be 13 just 9 months ago...

State-media Story Fuels Questions On Gymnast's Age

Oops...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Man From Atlantis



I can't help thinking of this when I watch underwater shots of swimming phenom Michael Phelps...

Busy



No, I didn't fall off the face of the planet...

Daughter number 1 is starting college and daughter number 2 is starting high school.

Yikes!

Needless to say, it's been busy at the Cube household.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Cat Blog Friday



For this Cat Blog Friday...

... on this date, what better than Maisy, a Dashkwick British Shorthair who gave birth to a litter of eight kittens.

Happy Friday, everybody!

BTW I posted this at 8:08:08 AM... give or take ;-)



[The BLOG note: Photo via Dashkwik British Shorthairs.co.uk ]

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Brainiacs



High-Aptitude Minds: The Neurological Roots of Genius

An excerpt: "Within hours of his demise in 1955, Albert Einstein’s brain was salvaged, sliced into 240 pieces and stored in jars for safekeeping. Since then, researchers have weighed, measured and otherwise inspected these biological specimens of genius in hopes of uncovering clues to Einstein’s spectacular intellect."

It's a fascinating, but long article, so I'll give you the summary: Basically, after all this time, we still don't know what the neurological roots of genius are, but being brilliant doesn't ensure success or accomplishment. Self-discipline and working hard are much more important that a high IQ.

The moral is... study hard, kiddies, and you will achieve.

Bye Bye Mookie



More good news from Iraq...

Moqtada Packs It In

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is disarming his Mahdi Army and will focus his group's efforts on politics and social work, perhaps while he pursues theological studies in Iran.

... community activism?



[The BLOG note: photo via etchasketchist photostream on flickr.]

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Queen P.



GOP'ers Protest Over Energy - Best Show In Town

"This is Day Two of the GOP revolt over energy, and the debate is taking place in a darkened House floor with no microphones, no lights and no C-SPAN cameras (on orders of the Democratic speaker)"

... And no Democrats!

I don't know about you, but I'd love it if C-SPAN defied the Queen's orders and turned on the cameras. Where does she get off?

Day ThreeUpdate: Republicans Protest Congressional Vacation As Gas Prices Soar

I hope the GOP keeps this up. I'm for anything that sours Pelosi's vacation.






















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