Friday, August 31, 2007

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat in a real Elizabethan collar fits the bill.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Woe Is Pup

The bad news: The vet removed Elke's bandage yesterday and naturally she began to lick and bother the stitches. So, out came a huge e-collar. This thing looks like a lampshade and the poor dog is bumping into everything.

The good news: The pathology report on the growth on her foot was a cutaneous calcinosis secondary to a pressure point.

We were very happy to hear that. Now all we have to do is keep our sanity until her foot heals.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Chinagate Redux

You remember the Clinton Administration's transfer of sensitive technology to Communist China in exchange for campaign contributions.

How Chinagate Led To 9/11

Well, Madame Rodham, is no less a Manchurian candidate than Bill.

Big Source of Clinton's Cash
Is An Unlikely Address

Why are the ChiComs funneling money into Hillary's campaign coffers?

For the same reason Castro thinks a Hillary/Obama ticket in 2008 is a dream team.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ugly Bag

No, not Hillary. I'm talking about the Louis Vuitton Tribute bag.

Exclusive Status: It's in The Bag

A $52,500 Purse.

24 worldwide.

1 in Washington.

This thing is positively hideous.

Monday, August 27, 2007

You Do

This is all stuff we take for granted today. Are you old enough to remember these AT&T ads from 1993?

Special brownie points will be awarded to the blogger who can identify the announcer.

Lunar Eclipse

Early Tuesday morning, August 28th, there's going to be a colorful lunar eclipse visible from five continents including most of North America.

Go here to find the optimal viewing time for your location.

Don't forget to set your alarm clocks.

Not Kosher

From Miami comes news that DOC Puts End To Inmates' Kosher Meals

The Corrections Dept. has ended the Jewish Dietary Accommodation Program, which provided kosher meals to Jews and Moslems, because the state system does not offer halal food. The dept. will continue to offer vegetarian and vegan meals.

Hey, I have an idea. If you're so worried about your diet, don't break the law!
They're lucky they don't have Warden Cube.


Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Big 40

Forty years ago the Big Mac, a.k.a. two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun, was born.

There is a special place in my stomach for the Big Mac.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...a cat in a bathrobe who reminds me of our cat Felix who is recuperating nicely
after a trip to the vet yesterday for a mysterious limp.

It's been a heck of a week for our veterinarian.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Political Pork

Arnold and Arnold.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Operation Day

Elke, our 8 month-old German Shepherd, was spayed yesterday and is recuperating nicely.

Yet Another Silly Quiz

You're Cat's Cradle!

by Kurt Vonnegut

You believe quite firmly that free will deserted you long ago and far
away. As a result, it's hard to take responsibility for anything. Even though you show
great potential as a leader of a small 3rd world country, the choices are all made ahead
of time. You're rather fond of games involving string. Your fear of nuclear weaponry is
trumped only by your fear of ice.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Why do I subject myself to these silly things?

Crybaby Pat

Pat Schroeder has been getting under my skin for years and she's still at it.

As president of the American Association of Publishers, Pat has gone on the record about the differences between conservatives and liberals.

Book Chief: Conservatives Want Slogans

I'll break the article down for my conservative friends who, according to Pat, don't read:

kuncervativs r to stoopids to reed boooks.

First, I want to know how in the world this idiot keeps landing jobs for which she is unqualified. Who would hire her?

And second, I want the chance to chase this ninny down & smack her with the book I'm currently reading.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Die Sockmonkey!

There are many ways to kill a sockmonkey. This is #10 Death by Desert Eagle .50.

The folks at are up to #205.

What have sockmonkeys ever done to them?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dump Duke

You've all seen the commercials for Bush's Baked Beans where Duke, the traitorous dog, is constantly plotting to sell the secret family recipe.

Good beans. Bad ads.

What is up with Duke? Doesn't he know that the secret family recipe keeps him in kibbles and supports his lavish lifestyle?

Word to Jay: Dude, that dog needs a trip to Michael Vick's house.


This little guy is an axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) and is the best-known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex.

Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts, ease of breeding, and large embryos.

For more weird critters...

25 World's Weirdest Animals

Just don't chase me with a Star-nosed Mole. Those things look vile.


Gastrointestinal Chemosensation

Did you know that your tongue isn't the only organ that can taste sugar?

Your Gut Has Taste Receptors Too.

Fascinating article.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Little Moto

Q.Q. this one is for you.


[The BLOG note: Hat tip to 867-5309, a.k.a Jenny, from A Jester Unemployed and To Tame The Wild Beastie who introduced me to The Military Motivator Blog .]

More Is More

Last Thursday, The BLOG highlighted Randell Hoven's compilation of 62 incidents of media mishaps, screw-ups, liberal bias, etc.

Today I bring you 21 additional names that Hoven has added to the "Media Hall of Shame" for a total of 83.

Not Just Scott Beauchamp II

I've made a hard copy of this article so that it will be at the ready to smack the nearest liberal who whines about right wing media bias.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Shill Hill

This is too true to be funny. It's more of a cautionary tale.

From Cox & Forkum via

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a survivor cat from Jersey who survived a fire by hiding in a couch!


To read about the escapades of this firey feline Click Here

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Long List Of Bias

Randell Hoven of The American Thinker has compiled a list of fallen journalists and media screw-ups that will knock your socks off.

Really, it is a shock to see these 62 incidents (and counting) in list form.

It's Not Just Scott Beauchamp

Next time someone argues that there is no liberal bias in the media, pull out this list and smack them squarely in the face with it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hill And Pill

Women's March Into Office Slows

If it means fewer women like these, then that's not necessarily a bad thing.


A follower of Abdul Aleem Musa, the outspoken imam at the mosque, Masjid al-Islam, is in trouble with the law.

When applying for a security job at Andrews Air Force Base, Darrick Jackson a.k.a. Abdul-Jalil Mohammad didn't bother to reveal his alias when asked, "Have you ever used or been known by another name?"

Former Guard Accused Of Hiding Moslem Ties

If you build a mosque, the malcontents will come.

Go figure.

Mob Schmob

In explaining the timing of his pending resignation, Karl Rove told the Wall Street Journal, "I'm not going to stay or leave based on whether it pleases the mob."

Rove's 'Mob' Remark: An Age-Old Social Slur

The only frothy-mouthed mob I see is the MSM.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Presidential Lyme

Scientists Seek Better Tests For Lyme Disease

In response to the news that President Bush is undergoing antibiotic treatment for Lyme Disease, I can only say... that's what he gets for hanging out with the liberal members of Congress.

Vader Crochet


...the Draft Vader Wig!

Made by Lady Linoleum of Monster Crochet, this hat also incorporates 8 aluminum cans of Guinness.

[**labored breathing sound effect**] Impressive. [**labored breathing sound effect**]

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Perseid Shower

Great Perseids Meteor Shower tomorrow night

Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center says it's going to be a great show because the Moon is new on August 12th--which means no moonlight, dark skies and plenty of meteors.

How many? Cooke estimates one or two Perseids per minute at the shower's peak.

So get out there & watch!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Literary Mission

Well, The Best Of The BLOG didn't go, but a glass CD loaded with literary, visual and audio science fiction works about the red planet was strapped to NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander and will reach Mars in 10 months.

Space Library Heads Towards Mars

That should keep the Martians busy for a while ;-)

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a Florida cat trying to beat the heat.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Geek Alert

For those who enjoy statistical analyses of all things Trek...

Analytics According To Captain Kirk

I couldn't enlarge the above chart here, but it will enlarge on the linked page. It's definitely worth a look.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Lost: Giant Lego Man

Giant Lego Man Fished From The Sea

Who loses an 8 foot Lego man?

Kerry Syndrome

Army Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp, the discredited “Baghdad Diarist” for the discredited New Republic magazine, is the latest fabricator of anti-U.S. Military propaganda willingly (and almost lovingly) accepted as true by the MSM.

Michelle Malkin does an excellent job of collating the recent crop of liars a la John Effing Kerry in Winter Soldier Syndrome .

That Beauchamp is married to a reporter working for the New Republic wasn't publicized by the magazine, but was discovered by real journalists at the Weekly Standard.

Cozy, huh?

Friday, August 03, 2007

Cat Blog Friday

I've been too busy to blog much lately, so for this Cat Blog Friday...

... I'll let this adept cat blogger take over for a bit ;-)

Happy Friday, everybody!