Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tampa Police Recover Stolen State Vacuum Gorilla
Pickemup, the purloined mechanical gorilla, was stolen by two University of Tampa students who hid 6 foot gorilla in Smiley Hall dormitory.
Pickemup is now back at his post on Kennedy Boulevard - minus his Cardinals jersey.
Hey girls, return Pickemup's jersey! He looks silly in a Lightning uniform during Superbowl week.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Obama's second head is his "bodyman", Reggie Love.
Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff' Who Caters To The President's Every Whim
Contrast the difference in tone discussing prior "bodymen" from this Ocober 29, 2004...
Candidates And Presidents All Rely On A Right-Hand Man
For example, the Obama article reads, "Reggie, who even the notably cool Mr Obama acknowledges is super-cool, has a suitably pithy phrase for his role. He is the White House Chief of Stuff."
It sure sounded like the pithy title came from the supercool Reggie himself, but the second article documents that John Kerry's "bodyman" was using the Chief of Stuff title on his business card years ago.
This is a small point, I admit, but one that is indicative of the gushing and fawning tone of reporting evident in the rest of Obama article.
It's enough to make a reader gag.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes The First President To Skip Ball Honoring Medal Of Honor Recipients In Over 50 Years
Obama did find the time to visit these Inaugural Balls:
_ Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.
_ Obama Home States (Illinois and Hawaii) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.
_ Biden Home States (Pennsylvania and Delaware) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.
_ Midwest Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.
_ Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.
_ Western Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.
_ Commander in Chief’s Ball at the National Building Museum.
_ Southern Inaugural Ball at the National Guard Armory.
_ Eastern Inaugural Ball at Union Station.
_ Youth Inaugural Ball at the Washington Hilton.
Unofficial balls include:
_ Congressional Black Caucus Inaugural Ball at the Capitol Hilton.
_ Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts.
_ Recording Industry Association of America’s ball for Feeding America.
_ BET’s Inaugural Ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
_ Africa on the Potomac inaugural celebration at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
_ American Music Inaugural Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
_ Inaugural Purple Ball at the Fairmont Hotel.
_ Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Ball at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel.
_ Inaugural Peace Ball at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
_ Impact Film Fund ball.
Obama becomes the first president in 14 inaugurations who skips the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball and it took three days to make it into print in the Cleveland Leader.
I wonder if the national media will even think this is news.
Sadly, I don't think it will.
Tampa Mayor Wants Grammar-Challanged Welcome Banner Replaced
The banner was paid for by the taxpayer-subsidized Tampa Downtown Partnership as part of a welcome campaign for visitors to the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.
Maybe some of that taxpayer money would be more wisely invested in English 101 classes for the banner makers.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
At Pre-Inaugural Church Service Bishop Jakes Mixes Up 'Star Wars' And 'Star Trek'
Bishop Jakes told Obama, ""I say to you as my son who is here today, my 14-year-old son – he probably would not quote Scripture. He probably would use Star Trek instead, and so I say, 'May the force be with you.' "
It's a good idea to stick with what you know...
Monday, January 19, 2009
You probably don't know his name, but this is the actor who manned the robot from "Lost In Space".
'Lost In Space' Actor Bob May Dies At 69 In California
RIP, Mr. May.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Ricardo Montalban Dies At 88
Ricardo Montalban, whose career spanned many decades from splashy MGM musicals to the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island," died Wednesday morning at his home.
To me, his best role was Khan Noonien Singh, the villain from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun-Times bemoans the lack of investigative questions at Obama press conferences...
Obama, Blago Flip Sides Of Bizarro Plotline
Marin writes: "We press corps, most of us, don't even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who've been advised they will be called upon that day."
and she adds: "Who are we, after all? The ones rapid-firing at Rod Blagojevich with tough questions until we drive him from the room? Or the Miss Manners crowd, silent until called upon, quietly accepting that only a handful of questions will be taken at a time?"
Can you imagine a Republican even trying to pull a stunt like pre-picking the correspondents who will get the privilege, the honor of asking a question?
How much do you want to bet that the questions are picked in advance,as well?
No, more like a fawning, sycophantic press.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Obama Climate Czar Has Socialist Ties: Group Sees 'Global Governance' As Solution
I don't think we need a Climate Czar in the first place, but if we're going to get one shoved down our collective throats, is it too much to expect that the candidate have a science degree?
Sunday, January 11, 2009
BUSH'S BETTER WORLD: HIS OVERLOOKED SUCCESSES ON FOREIGN POLICY AND SECURITY
A big thank you to Peter Brookes, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow, for writing this piece which I believe needed to be written.
And a big thank you to President Bush for working under conditions that would've crushed a lesser man.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
In case you haven't already bookmarked it, Andrew Breitbart's new blog is taking on liberals in Hollywood and pop culture...
Andrew Breitbart Presents Big Hollywood
It's full of juicy pro-conservative tidbits such as an exclusive interview with Sarah Palin where she discusses the unfair treatment she and her family endured from the MSM.
A Revealing Morning With Sarah Palin
It's about time.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Reid For Franken: Coleman Will Never Ever Serve
Probably, but knowing that Reid is fit to be tied about today's developments over Senator Roland Burris is fun to watch. Harry doesn't like the taste of crow.
Who knows maybe the Minnesota court will give both sides a fair hearing and Al Franken's ballott shenanigans will be exposed for the fraud that they are...
I can dream of giving Reid a second dish of crow, can't I?
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
This official White House photograph shows White House pet, India, in better days (October 2007).
The Bush family's 18-year-old cat, India, has died at the White House, First Lady Laura Bush's office announced yesterday.
Had she lived, this kitty wouldn't have been summarily dumped when the Bushes left the White House... unlike poor Socks Clinton.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Reid Cites "Legal Authority" To Bar Illinois Pick
Probably Reid has a valid legal point, but I find it a bit alarming to hear a senator on Meet The Press say, "We determine who sits in the Senate. And the House (of Representatives) determines who sits in the House. So there's clearly legal authority for us to do whatever we want to do. This goes back for generations."
In case you missed the scary part...
"So there's clearly legal authority for us to do whatever we want to do."
Oh yeah, who wouldn't want an omnipotent Harry, smiling creepily while he makes that statement.
Friday, January 02, 2009
OK, here's something you won't get anywhere else...
I read an interesting article in my local paper about the Commie revolution in Cuba celebrating 50 years of tyranny and how many Cubans were duped into believing that Castro was all about change and hope...
Photos Fade, Feelings Don't 50 Years After Revolution
One sentence caught my eye... when Isabel and Elio Muller saw the triumphant Castro and his revolutionary fighters ride by her home, she "dressed in black and red. I dressed my children in black pants and red shirts, which was the revolutionary movement's colors."
I thought back to the dress Michelle Obama wore when Barack Obama accepted the presidential nomination... a dress designed by Narciso Rodriguez, the son of Cuban
Coincidence or planned symbolism?
Just something to think about.