Friday, December 29, 2006

Cat Blog Friday

This Cat Blog Friday pic should've been posted last Friday, but I had a cold and...yada, yada, yada...

... a cat telling Santa his Christmas wishlist... two mousies, a squirrel, some Pounce treats, and those delicious little cans of tuna fillets in sauce...

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Lonely Liveshot

John Kerry's recent visit to Iraq was a lonely one.

Per Powerline's Troops Halp Jon Carry In Irak , he got the silent treatment from the troops.

Kerry just doesn't get it.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Cheer

Click here to hear some Christmas cheer from my family to yours.

Turn up the volume because these reindeer can really sing... unlike our German shepherd Dax ;-)

Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

'Tis The Season

One of these contraptions would come in handy right now. The cold started with the oldest daughter and now has spread to all of us.



Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Reuters Pix 2006

PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2006 - A mouse rides on the back of a frog in floodwaters in the northern Indian city Lucknow June 30, 2006.

This photo caught my eye. In all, 207 photos were selected for Reuter's Pictures of 2006 some were notable, but some of the photos were a bit questionable.

Just one example: Is this photo of a woman dropping a skinned frog into a blender (to make a juice popular with working-class Peruvians) worthy of a Best of 2006 retrospective?

Not so much.

Macaca #1

Macaca has been named the most politically incorrect word of 2006 by the Global Language Monitor, a nonprofit group that studies word usage.

You won't believe what phrase came in second place .

Oh Margaret!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Monday Gloom

There just isn't enough time to do all that needs doing & the busy weekend gave way to Monday far too abruptly.

Serenity now!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Holocaust Denial

From the LA Times comes Why They Deny The Holocaust By Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Because, Ali says, "On top of nearly constant anti-Semitic propaganda, much of the Muslim world hasn't even heard of it."

The educational system provided in Moslem countries is abysmal, to say the least, and needs to be brought into the 21st century. We ignore this at our peril.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Real Thing

What Happens To Your Body If You Drink A Coke Right Now?

Fascinating article breaks it down into specifics.

Now excuse me, I'm going to go drink a glass of water.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...kittens from CopyCat, the world's first cloned cat.

World's First Cloned Cat Has Kittens .

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Olla Podrida

I found this in my in-box today as the Word of The Day:

olla podrida \ol-uh-puh-DREE-duh; oy-uh-\, noun;
plural olla podridas /-DREE-duhz/ or ollas podridas:

1. A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
2. A mixture; a hodgepodge.

This complex, Byzantine, at times long-winded work, which spent more than 60 weeks on Spain's best sellers list, throws together mystery, romance, and crime into one big mix like an olla podrida.
-- Lawrence Olszewski, review of The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Library Journal, February 1, 2004

I'd never heard this word before, but it did accurately describe The Shadow of the Wind, a book which I very much enjoyed reading.

BTW olla podrida, if translated literally, means rotten pot.

The Flying Imams

From The Real Purpose Behind The Imam Publicity Blitz by Katherine Kersten.

Basically, Kersten concludes that CAIR and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation are using the media circus surrounding the flying imams to revive the languishing 'End of Racial Profiling Act' via the new congressional leadership set to take over in January.

And some people sat out the last election... Go figure.

Meanwhile, I suggest that if moslems feel that they can't misbehave on planes without any repercussions from the airlines, well they can always go the Sister Bertril route.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Geminid Showers

The Geminid meteor show, arguably the best meteor shower of the year, peaks this week on Dec. 13th and 14th.

The source of the Geminids is a mysterious object named 3200 Phaethon. "No one can decide what it is," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville, Alabama.

For the rest of the details, go
here .

I'm definitely staying up for this one because unlike the Leonid showers on 11/18/06, these do seem more promising.

Blogger Bugs

I'm trying to post comments on my own blog but I'm being told they can't find results of yada yada...

and then I'm being referred to:

bloggers making racist comments.

I'm pretty ticked off about this. I can only hope it's one of Bloggers recent avalanche of buggy behavior.


From Kausfiles at comes Clintonites Bug Di .

Mickey Kaus raises raises many questions (and provides many links) about Clinton NSA's secret spying on a member of the Royal Family:

Was there a warrant?

Was the secret spying approved by Congress beforehand?

What did "President" Rodham know about it and when did she know it?

Why bug Princess Di over her relationship over her relationship with a US billionaire Ted Forstmann?

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to hear the explanation the Clintonistas will come up with to hide the fact that the Clintons used the full extent of the presidency for perversion and strong-arm tactics to further their quest for power.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Shiite Pets





Just in time for Christmas.

More Pelosium

Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee botches easy intel quiz .

Reyes didn't know that al Qaeda was a Sunni organization and also couldn't answer questions posed about Hezbollah either.

Oh Margaret!

Another dose of the radioactive stoopid rays emanating from Nancy Pelosi's "leadership" and she hasn't even put up her new curtains yet.

Heavy Load

Busy Monday. Too much to do.

Let the stress begin.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick 1926-2006

I was say to read in Drudge today that former U.N. Ambassador, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, died in her sleep yesterday at the age of 80.

I don't have time to write a lengthy post about this fine American patriot, but I will include a rather timely quote from Bill Bennett.

Bennett said the Iraq Study Group so prominently in the news "would have been better with Jeane Kirkpatrick on it ... She had no patience with tyrannies, said they had to be confronted, you couldn't deal with tyrannies, that there were some people you could work with - these people you couldn't."

She will be missed.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...a blogging cat that will fill in for me today because I'm too busy.

Happy Friday everybody!


Here's to a break in the clouds so Shuttle Discovery can safely take off tonight at 9:35 EST.

One of the benefits of being a Floridian is being able to see the shuttle launches and, let me tell you, the night launches are spectacular.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Did They Or Not?

From WorldNetDaily's Jerusalem Bureau comes this report: Hamas Met Delegation Of Democrats: Source Claims U.S. Party Willing To Hold Dialogue With Terror Group .

Stacie Paxton, a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, told WND the party was not aware of any meeting.

I think it would be easy enough to get to the bottom of this story. If the press were doing it's job, it would investigate this delegation of appeasers, don't you think?

I think the Republicans better demand some answers.

[The BLOG note: via Opinionnation Times]

Post Post

This New York Post article Iraq 'Appease' Squeeze On W isn't pulling any punches.

It's all up to W now. Let's hope he doesn't go all wobbly on us.

Fact-Free Journalism

The WSJ Opinion Journal's Best Of The Web for yesterday had tons of goodies.

Scroll down to Fact-Free Journalism: Will Bunch, a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, is outraged at bloggers who've questioned an Associated Press story claiming that Iraqi Shiites had burned six Sunnis alive. But Bunch, wittingly or not, essentially concedes the argument.

Hmmm, sounds like another fake but accurate argument.

Scroll down further and read about The Rwanda New Times sources. At least they have a real source.

Scroll down to Today In History for a blast from 1997 and a livid Lewinsky.

Like I said, it's full of goodies.

Remember Pearl Harbor

"Lest We Forget"

December 7, 1941

I saw a World War II veteran on TV this morning and he said that America was "fat, dumb, and happy" when the Japanese attacked and we should never be in that position again.

Wise words for today as well.

Beer Here!

And it better be cold or else!

According to , a St. Louis woman shot her husband four to five times in the chest after he tried giving her a warm can of Stag beer.

And get this... the house had no electricity at the time!

There are some seriously messed up people in the world.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Carter Fiction

Checking out Powerline blog yesterday, I came across an interesting post about Jimmuh Carter entitled Errors, omissions, inventions and falsehoods .

In short, Professor Kenneth Stein of Emory University, is terminating his long association with the Carter Center, solely as a result of Carter's new book, Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid.

In Professor Stein's words, "President Carter's book... is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments."

The resignation letter is well worth the read. What I don't understand is, what took an intelligent person like Professor Stein so long to figure out that Carter is a liar and a cheat?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

AP Bias

From Sunday's Boston Herald online comes Say No To AP’s Shoddy Work by Jules Crittenden which exposes several incidents that the Associated Press has been delivering unbalanced reports about U.S. national politics for some time.

Unbalanced reports? I think Crittenden is being kind here, but he goes on to make
a better observation, "The AP, once a just-the-facts news delivery service, has lost its rudder. It has become a partisan, anti-American news agency that seeks to undercut a wartime president and American soldiers in the field. It is providing fraudulent, shoddy goods. It doesn’t even recognize it has a problem."

That's all fine and dandy, but where else does a newspaper go to get the news?

And besides this article, have you even heard any of this from the MSM?

I guess Kramer and Britney non-news plays better than media bis.

Vodka Bottle

Did you hear about the two-month old hospitalized with an ethanol level of 0.364 - more than 4 times the legal limit for an adult?

Unbelievable, but true. Drunk Baby .

Although the article doesn't mention it, I heard on the news that vodka had "accidentally" been mixed into the formula instead of water.

That's about as possible as "accidentally" baking the baby in a casserole.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Space Vacuum

If you've ever wondered about the real effects of exposure to the vacuum of space, has an article for you...

Outer Space Exposure .


Friday, December 01, 2006

Why me?

Why in the world would Jimmy & Rosalind Carter think that sending me a cheesy best wishes card would somehow compel me to send them one penny of my hard-earned cash?

This Blast From 2004 is more likely to work at our house.

Is it just me, or does everyone else get these mailings?

Astro Cat Blog Friday

In light of the previous post, for this Cat Blog Friday...

...a Space cat!

Happy Friday, everybody!

Boldly Go!

From comes word that renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, now says humans must colonise planets in other solar systems using "Star Trek"-style propulsion or face extinction.

"Sooner or later disasters such as an asteroid collision or a nuclear war could wipe us all out." Hawkin concludes.

Pretty bleak especially when you consider how far NASA is from warp drive propulsion.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Shamu Attacks

A trainer was injured during a show Wednesday at SeaWorld Adventure Park in San Diego after Shamu the killer whale grabbed his foot and pulled him underwater twice, authorities said.

The 39-year-old man was taken to a hospital and was listed in good condition. Fox News has a lame video here .

We are keeping a close eye on our own Shamu for the foreseeable future ;-)

Bimbo Summit

Lindsay, Brittney, Paris partying every night this past week.

Who cares!

Why does the New York Post think this is front page news?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pelosium 210

From comes The Nancy I Knew by Ethan Wallison who paints Pelosi as vain, petty, sneaky,
vindictive, having a situational sense of propriety, one who banishes opponents, among other things.

It makes her sound like the Red Queen.

And from's archives comes a 2002 article entitled Pelosi's Problems by Doug Ireland who discusses Pelosi's career "as a classic example of checkbook politics" and her ties to big money special interests.

It makes her sound like a crooked politician, just like her dad, Big Tommy D'Alesandro, the corrupt mayor of Baltimore.

And she will be scary close to the Presidency.

God help us all.

Accent Quiz

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes

Most of these Internet quizzes are just plain silly, you know the ones like What Kind Of Pasta Are You? This one at least has a basis in reality. It nailed my accent.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

1000 Posts

On the occasion of The Blog's 1000th post, a little unabashed self-promotion.

I'm looking forward to the next 1000.


Monday, November 27, 2006

Moore Voyage

The Cougar Ace listing 60 degrees to port. Michael Moore was reportedly asked to refrain from moving to the sides of the ship and remain in the center.

I can't resist gratuitous Michael Moore lardbutt humor ;-)

Kramer Clamor

The Kramer brouhaha continues to make the news. He is a loathsome offensive brute yet the media can't look away either.

Bob Weir makes some interesting points about it and the state of race relations in The Crucifixtion Of Kramer at the American Thinker.

It's not a view point you're going to see in the MSM.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Fat Cat Blog Friday

On this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat who ate waaaay too much on Thanksgiving.


Happy Friday, everybody!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for many things this year, big and small. One small one is that Blogger finally let me post today ;-)

Seriously, I hope all of you who visit here have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and remember those separated from their families or those not as fortunate as you.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Nazi Archives Unsealed

From the online Jerusalem Post comes this disturbing article about the unsealing of a vast archive of Nazi atrocities - 16 miles of files! - containing the fullest records of Nazi persecutions in existence which has been kept closed to the public for half a century by the International Tracing Service, or ITS, an arm of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Yeah, fifty years later and only after pressure from the U.S. and survivors'groups.

Remember this article the next time you write checks to your favorite charity.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Unsafe Is Safe?

In case you're wondering, "Verkeersbordvrij" means "free of traffic signs," and the policy of no traffic rules whatsoever has already become reality in Makkinga, in the Dutch province of Western Frisia.

Seven cities and regions in European Union are also adopting the measure to remove all traffic signs. Read about the chaos, er... the free and humane interaction between drivers and pedestrians here .

I think it is very telling that the article mentions a demand for "streets like those during the Middle Ages, when horse-drawn chariots, handcarts and people scurried about in a completely unregulated fashion."

I always worry when people harken back to the idyllic ways of the Middle Ages.

Illiterate Slasher

From Christopher Hitchins, my favorite commie, comes The
'Confession': An illiterate double-murder's killer book
in which he points out that the illiterate O.J.Simpon not only couldn't have written his new book, he also wouldn't be able to read it.

Hitchins reminds us that the infamous suicide letter, later found in the Bronco, was corrected by reporters before it was released to the public!.

An interesting analysis of the suicide note plus the corrections can be found here .

So the plot thickens...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Meteor Showers

Don't forget to watch for the Leonid meteor showers tonight. If forecasters are correct, the outburst will peak at 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

For more info, visit .

Friday, November 17, 2006

Borg Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a Borg cat.

I am Locatus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service us. You will be assimilated. Lower your shields and surrender your kibbles. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.

Sounds like a typical cat.

Happy Friday, everybody!

[The BLOG note: photo credit to]

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Remote Heist

From the stupid criminals files comes this doozy about a thief in southwestern France who returned to the home from which he had just stolen a TV to pick up the remote control!

Alert neighbours tipped off the police and the thief was arrested.

The police didn't have to be remotely Columbo-like to catch a thief this dumb.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Simpson Saga

No, not OJ!

For obvious reasons, I'm not going to spend time on O.J.Simpson's latest "iffy" statements. This post will cover his understandably troubled daughter, 20 year-old Sydney Brooke Simpson.

I first posted about Sidney's 2005 arrest in Tsk, Tsk, Syndey and since then, the words "Sydney Brooke Simpson" have brought The BLOG more hits than any other search words.

Amazing, but true.

Hit hog that I am, I'm posting this update:

Sydney Brooke Simpson has been charged to 50 hours of community service for swearing at police officers to stop a fight outside a basketball game at her prep school and slapping a cop's hand during the arrest.

Tsk, tsk, Sydney.

Now, bring on the hits.

Murtha Muck

If you thought you knew all about Rep. John Murtha's shady dealings, you haven't seen anything yet. From the WSJ opinion journal comes this hair-raising article that details just how deep Murtha's corruption runs.

John Fund's excellent piece, Meet the New Boss , gives new insight into the real "culture of corruption", especially in light of House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi's endorsement of Murtha for majority leader.


Pelosi hasn't even risen to the Speaker position yet and she's already screwing up.

This is going to be an interesting couple of years.

Outlander Kerry

From the New York Post comes Out Of The Picture where Ian Bishop writes, "Foot-in-mouth former presidential candidate John Kerry yesterday appeared stunned to find himself left in the dust by the party's top new power players, whose leaders include Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)".

Stunned is the word for the look on Kerry's face. Click on the photo for a laugh.