Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blog buddies...

Our house will be the noisy one with the fireworks display.

Drop by for a cold one.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a little Christmas frivolity from lolcats.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Angel Dog

We have a special ornament on our Christmas tree this year... a German shepherd with wings and a halo.

As some of the readers of The BLOG know, we lost our beloved Dax in February and this will be our first Christmas without her.

Dax would go to great lengths to earn the words, "good girl", but she had a weakness for Christmas ornaments. We'd get home and often find a chewed up assortment. We learned to put the priceless ones near the top half and the expendable ones within her reach.

This year our ornaments hang safely on our Christmas tree, but I would gladly sacrifice a ton of them just to have our Dax back with us.

Sadly, we will have settle for knowing that angel Dax watches over us and waits for us on the Rainbow Bridge .

[The BLOG note: Hat tip to rgmb for sending me the Rainbow Bridge poem.]

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fashion Don't

A model wears a creation by Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe for his Fall-Winter 2008-2009 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris.


I don't think so... more like ready-to-throw into the nearest trash receptacle.

I'd love to hear what this fashion victim, er model, really thinks of this ghastly outfit.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Not So Happy Fan

A fan sits with a mushroom cloud decoration on his cap at the Detroit Lions-New Orleans Saints NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. New Orleans won 42-7 to drop Detroit to 0-15. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


OK, today I'm happy to be a Bucs fans.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... after the sad news from the Star Trek world this week, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight Lieutenant M'Ress, the feline relief Communication Officer of the USS Enterprise in The Animated Series who was voiced by Majel Barret Roddenberry.

It's Friday...


Political Dynasty

Records Show Caroline Kennedy Failed To Cast Her Vote Many Times Since 1988

Basically, Caroline has no qualifications for the office she's armtwisting, er, campaigning for, and now we learn that she has sat home during elections, including one involving the very seat she covets.

Oh, wait, she is a Kennedy.

That makes all the difference in the world.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry 1932-2008

Majel Barrett Roddenberry Dies At 76

I was very saddened to read that actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and affectionately known as the First Lady of Star Trek died of leukemia today.

She had the distinction of being the only actor who, in various roles, had been in every dramatic incarnation the Star Trek franchise, including live-action and animated versions, television and cinema.

She recently finished her role as the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in director J.J. Abrams' movie "Star Trek," which is due out in May, 2009, her family said.

RIP, Majel.

Blue Blog Blago Blowback!

I don't watch Keith Olbermann's maniacal show, but I do like to keep up with his lunatic antics so on occasion I check the #1 Keith Olbermann blog in the world...

That's how I found the above video of actual blue blog rants upset with any questioning of Obama about the Blago scandal. The rants, compiled by John Gibson, are read in dramatic fashion and illuminate the deep derangement of the left.

The post and comments can be found at: Dramatic Readings: Blue Blog Blago Blowback!

Franken Foul

Ann Coulter hits one out of the park with today's column...

One Plus One Equals Twenty Extra Votes For Franken

Are the spineless Republicans going to stand around and let Al Franken steal the election from incumbent Senator Norm Coleman?

Franken needs stopping now. Where is the action?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hitler Cake

From the stoopid parents department...

Cake Request For 3-year-old Hitler Namesake Denied

Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name."

Yeah, right and that's why your other children are named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.

And why you previously asked for a swastika to be included in the cake decoration.

I'm going to quote one of Mr. Cube's favorite sayings, "You can tell me the sky is green, but I'm not going to believe it."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Forensic Monster

The Monster Patricia Cornwell Created

Yikes, it has been almost twenty years since Patricia Cornwell's first Kay Scarpetta book, Postmortem, was published. Where does the time go?

Has anyone read the new one yet?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tainted Search

Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results.

Google Cranks Up The Consensus Engine

Some of us have long suspected this... now we know.

Concensus is for our own good.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dark Side Toast

From comes this cool gadget for the Star Wars fan in your life...

Darth Vader Toaster

OK, that's cool, but I think I'll wait for the Enterprise toaster ;-)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Big Moon & Stars

Look Up Tonight For A Spectacular Treat In The Sky: Biggest Full Moon For Years Enhanced By Shooting Stars

The biggest full moon of 2008 is tonight and it will interfere a little bit with the annual Geminid meteor shower which is expected to peak on Dec. 13th and 14th.

OK, so you see 20 meteors each hour instead of 100, that's still an acceptable amount in my book.

Tonight, and for the rest of the weekend, is a wonderful opportunity to get outside and look up.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... 'tis the season for political fat cats from Chicago.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Slimy Pols

Chicago Tribune reporter, John Kass, follows the daily escapades of the dirty politicians in the cesspool that is Chicago politics.

And Kass is asking some very interesting questions...

Man Behind Curtain Is Wizard Of Rod, Rahm

The powerful state Sen. James DeLeo (D-IL) has connections to both Gov. Blagojevich (D-IL) and Congressman Rahm Emmanuel (D-IL). Think of a vacant Senate seat and a soon-to-be vacant House seat in Illinois as a package deal.

Basically, we've just begun to scratch at the surface of the sleaze.

Please pass the popcorn.

[The BLOG note: Thanks to poster, PLPointer67, for the heads up.]

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Transparency In Government

Blagojevich Questions Censored On Transition Website

Obama's Transition site has launched a feature allowing citizens to submit questions, but not about Blagojevich...

BTW did you know that Mrs. Blagojevich was the Obama's realtor for the Rezko house and lot deal?

The plot thickens...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tampa Dirt Bags

Owner Of Dog Used As 'Target Practice' Still In Disbelief

"Tampa police say one of three teenagers gathered outside the Scott home pulled a gun and fired at Lady, a 9-month-old pit bull mix about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officer Adam York said a witness saw the boys casually walk down the street and shoot the dog".

What can you say about this kind of evil act on an innocent animal?

I have some choice words for these teens...

Blagojevich Who?

Did Obama lie about meeting the now radioactive Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich?

Questions Arise About The Obama/Blagojevich Relationship

Oh, no he din't!

But wait, according to this article, Obama met with
Governor Rod Blagojevich on the afternoon of Novemeber 5th in Chicago to discuss Obama's Senate seat.

Who Will Fill Obama's Senate Seat?

Oh, yes he did!

A better question is, why deny a meeting that is clearly on the record?

Does Obama think we're stupid?

Oh, yes he does.

UPDATE: The article from entitled "Who Will Fill Obama's Senate Seat" has been removed. The Ministry of Truth assures us that it was never there in the first place because Obama told us, he had no contact with Governor Blagojevich.



Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Barbershop

U.S. Could Take Stakes In Big 3

In referencing the proposed bailout of the big three auto companies, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was quoted as saying:

"We call this the barbershop. Everybody's getting a haircut here, in terms of the conditions of the bill," she said, noting the likely impact on labor, bondholders, shareholders, car dealers, suppliers and executives. "The management itself has to take a big haircut on all of this."

Wouldn't you just love to see the House and the Congress members get haircuts too.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Palm Pistol

Medicare To Cover Prescription Handguns?

OK, I admit that I thought this was a joke when I first read it. How much of a deterrent is something that looks like an asthma inhaler?

And, it's only capable of shooting one 9mm bullet.

Hmmm, I hope grandma is a good shot.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Forrest J. Ackerman 1914-2008

I was very saddened to hear of the death of Forrest J. Ackerman this week.

Sci-Fi's No. 1 Fanboy, Forrest J Ackerman, Dies At 92

In tribute, I'm going to re-read his Ackermanthology!

RIP, Mr. Ackerman.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Sidney Brooke Simpson's Father

OK, when my blog readership quantum leaped from 182 page views today to 1,014, I knew there was something Simpson going on. Really. It never fails.

O.J. Sentenced To As Much As 33 Years For Robbery

People, it is true. I kid you not.

Sydney Brooke Simpson is a powerful hit magnet for your blog.

I don't know why, but it is.

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat blogger.

What's next? Cat bloggers blogging about blogging?


Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Like Buttah

Obama's Hands "Soft As Butter" Says Philly Gym Rat


Hang on, people. The media's lovefest with BO is going to get worse before it gets better.

About Blogging

Blogging about blogging does give off a whiff of pathetic loser, but the truth is we all want to increase traffic to our blogs. One way to achieve that is to make your blog interesting...

... because people love interesting writing.

Chris Brogan has compiled a list of excellent suggestions to improve your blog.

40 Ways To Deliver Killer Blog Content

Now, isn't that something completely different?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Above It All

Papa Frank started it with his Schoolhouse Rock post.

This is one of my favorites from Sesame Street. I wanted a cool fez with a propellar on it that would let me fly...

above below it all!

Seraphic Senator

The $621 million U.S. Capitol Visitor Center opened yesterday. The facility, built under the Capitol's east grounds to make it unobtrusive, features exhibits, orientation theaters and a restaurant.

Reid: We Won't Smell The Tourists Anymore

Thank goodness the saintly Senator Harry Reid won't have to suffer the malodorous stench of the huddled masses of visitors to the Capitol anymore. You know, the visitors who very likely voted his sorry ass into office.

You know, for an unqualified twit, Reid can be quite arrogant. God help me, I can't wait for the election that sends him packing.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Deadly Euphemisms

Two articles caught my eye referencing the Mumbai Atrocity and both involve political correctness on the part of Western commentators and their inability to report on the real nature of the Islamic enemy that the civilized world faces.

Mumbai: Deadly Media Euphemisms

The Mumbai Atrocity Is A Wake-up Call For A Frighteningly Unprepared World

The Mumbai atrocities can happen in any city in the world. And if our media sources can't even agree to call these monsters terrorists, then we have an even bigger battle ahead of us.

[The BLOG note: photo via Murphy Klasing's Conservative Blog ]

Monday, December 01, 2008

Late Cat Blog Friday

This makes up for missing Cat Blog Friday during the Thanksgiving break.

I'd wish everyone a Happy Monday, but it just doesn't ring true.