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Thu 2011 Jul 28

Thu 2011 Jul 28, 11:54am
On HillBuzz

McCainHeard John "Wormtongue" McCain's nasal whine last night on Levin and a local show this morning. McCain is parroting a Wall Street Journal editorial. Doesn't change anything. Just FYI.

From Wikipedia: Gríma, son of Gálmód, was at first a faithful servant, but he eventually fell in league with Saruman, and from then on worked to weaken Théoden and his kingdom through lies and persuasion. Tolkien describes him as "a wizened figure of a man, with a pale wise face, and heavy lidded eyes", with a "long pale tongue".

McCain: Tea Partiers Have Bad 'Hobbit' Of Not Raising Debt Ceiling
Uploaded to YouTube by CNSNews on Jul 27, 2011

Mark Levin evicerates the Wall Street Journal editorial and John McCain on his 2011 July 27 program. (Starts on McCain at about 44m.) Snippet: John McCain is a disaster

Wed 2011 Jul 27

Wed 2011 Jul 27, 10:56pm
On PoliNation

I suppose this ought to go on the Thursday Grudge or somewhere, but, well... anyway... it's late, I'm tired, and I just wanted to drop this somewhere. Here y' go.

Wife and I just finished watching Mr Smith Goes to Washington. Haven't watched it in, well, maybe thirty years. Been looking forward to seeing it again, but enjoyed it more than ever. Suggest everybody watch it again, if you haven't recently. Our copy is a really nice restoration by the Library of Congress. I recommend it.

While you're cheering on Jimmy "Mr Smith" Stewart, see if you, too, can spot the Lamestream Media vs the Bloggers. Among other modern parallels.

Tue 2011 Jul 26

Tue 2011 Jul 26, 5:51pm
On Sister Toldjah

Discovering how right-wing bloggers, Republicans, Christians, and anti-Jihadists everywhere personally bombed the buildings and slaughtered the kids in Norway is of course not just an American hobby.

Melanie Phillips also apparently pulled the trigger in the attack.

The English Defense League was in on it.

Fjordman at Gates of Vienna apparently was the killer!

And of course, it took less than 24 hours for the intrepid sleuths of the Left to figure out that Sarah Palin and the Tea Party were also responsible for pushing that poor, poor man over the brink.

I think it's clear that Jesus himself was the mastermind behind it all.

Seriously, though....

Here's a commenter on Ace of Spades:
Q: What's the difference between an attack by a "Muslim Extremist" and an attack by a "Right-Wing Extremist"?
A: Right wing folks will condemn both.

And here's A prayer for the people of Norway.

Tue 2011 Jul 26, 4:41pm
On PoliNation

Oh, wow and ow, but thanks for the awful laugh at your household hint! Superglue can be so dangerous. Also would add, be sure not to rub your eyes when covered with superglue!

Tue 2011 Jul 26, 4:28pm
On PoliNation

"What software did you use?"

Hah! Nothing you'd want to use, I'm sure. For all my art and photo work, I use a program which was long ago bought up from the originators by one of those companies that swallows competition software. I use an old, unsupported version; I think it was designed for Win95! Like too much other software I use, it's a creaky antique, but it still does about everything I want, I'm used to it, hate the learning curve on new software, and the few bugs rarely bother me. Oh, and importantly, it's paid for, long long ago. Here's the Wikipedia article about it. The v8.1 version is available out there on the net, I suppose. They had an animation utility, also now of course old and unsupported. But I have fun with it, as you see. It can do much smoother animation than that quick rough morph I did.

Tue 2011 Jul 26, 3:34pm
On HillBuzz

Having absolutely nothing to do with this thread… just for those who might want to know…

How to trick people into thinking you're good looking
Uploaded to YouTube by JennaMarbles on Jul 9, 2010

Mon 2011 Jul 25

Mon 2011 Jul 25, 2:20pm
On PoliNation

Thanks again for the links. Well, they aren't links at the moment, but I assume they'll be fixed. :)

Especially to the Human Events article on Libya. I hadn't quite been up to speed on that. Occam's Razor (or something) says, don't attribute to conspiracy or malice what can be explained by mere incompetence or stupidity, but this seems to beg for explanation. I've already written my supposedly hard-core conservative Republican congressman, also wondered aloud in comments, why so many -- including Bachmann and West -- would vote against our engagement in Libya in principle but vote for it in dollars, and have seen no answers. Are they all so abysmally ignorant, or all in the tank together? And where is the screaming protest from the Constitutionalists?

Nice twist on the "Uncle Sam off the cliff" video. That actually is the same cliff they used in the anti-Ryan budget video. Pretty funny. And of course much more satisfying. Shameful waste of a good wheelchair, though. :)
The referenced videos:

Will Uncle Sam Be Pushed off a Cliff?
Uploaded to YouTube by UncleSamAmerica on Jul 18, 2011

The Agenda Project: America The Beautiful
Uploaded by TheAgendaProject on May 17, 2011

Sun 2011 Jul 24

Sun 2011 Jul 24, 8:48pm
On PoliNation

Heh. First saw that vid back in January. Amusing, eh? How many times have you seen those "separated at birth" comparisons? And the audience is great. Yeah, yeah, yeah!

I'm not sayin' one way or another, but others have pointed out a prospect far more likely than X (and possibly more likely than Barry Sr) is Obama’s grandfather's good friend, and Barry's Communist Mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. Adjust your tinfoil hat and read about it here. But, shhh! Don't tell anybody. :)

Just for fun, I did a morph and a couple of comparisons, too.

Obama-Davis morpheyes compared
ears compared

So, I left a comment about Obama's daddy on the "criminal complaint" page just before seeing this. As Joe Biden might say, four words: Frank Marshall Davis. :)

Sat 2011 Jul 23

Sat 2011 Jul 23, 3:44pm
On HillBuzz

What's on my mind today, besides sorrow for the dead, wounded, and emotionally traumatized of Norway, is how "one thing pushes out another" as Mr Butterburr said.

Anyone remember that flooded nuke plant in Nebraska that was rumored to be going the way of the tsunami-struck Japanese plant? Don't worry. Everything's fine there. So they say. And by fine I mean it only cost $26 million, some of which may be defrayed by federal money.

I've been busy, but still mean to get back to my congressman, asking (so I can get another form-letter reply) why the meaningless-vote against our ILLEGAL involvement in Libya yet voting for continuing funding? There's apparently still ongoing but meaningless noise about our military adventurism. At least Ron Paul has his own reasoning for not voting for limited funding. saying it would, in effect, legalize the war. Others say they don't want to be unsupportive to NATO! Has anyone heard any reasoning from West or Bachmann or anyone else supporting the war in Libya? And while we're at it, not long ago we heard that we're now in Somalia. And Yemen. Where did that news go? We're increasing bombing in Somalia according to this report by Abayomi Azikiwein in "Workers World," which looks like a communist site. Oh, wait, here's a Jun 30 Fox News report about our drones being involved in Somalia. And our involvement in Yemen goes on, according to Salon. The rest of the news sources? Nothing in a quick search.

Then there's Pigford. West issued a kind of a Kerry-style "I was for the bill before I was against it" apology in one interview. Investors Business Daily calls for investigation, noting that "Seventy-nine Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted last week against an amendment ... that would have blocked the government from paying out additional billions for the Pigford II settlement [including] Rep. Darrell Issa...." I tried to track down the amendment and who voted how on it, but got lost in the thicket of legislative details, amendments and resolutions and crap. The way our government runs is a mess.

You really have to wonder,
as they throw our dollars away,
In the land of We the People,
just who in hell are they?

Fri 2011 Jul 22

Fri 2011 Jul 22, 5:38pm
On Ace of Spades

I see I'm not the first to point out that the C.....oexist bumper sticker you're looking for already exists, but I think this has a larger version (click on small image for larger one):

C-OEXIST (small)
Fri 2011 Jul 22, 3:57pm
On Ace of Spades

Following up, Officer "10 bullets in your ass" Harless has "earned several commendations," but the Canton "internal affairs unit has investigated 16 complaints involving Harless dating back to 2000. He was reprimanded in one 2003 case... for not activating the in-car video camera at the scene...." according to Canton Repository. (By way of The Blaze link found at Red Flame Wire which I got to from this Big Government page. Whew!)

Fri 2011 Jul 22, 2:22pm
On Ace of Spades

#147 CharlieDontSurf: "What kind of person wants to be a cop?"

Can't say for sure whether things have really changed that much in the last 50 years, but it sure seems like Peace Officers have become Crime Warriors. Here's a revealing money quote from an article about a local harrassed-cop lawsuit: "Thomas alleges in the lawsuit that he was advised by some superiors that the BPD was a 'paramilitary organization' and that because of that he would be subjected to harassment to 'break him down.'" Not exactly the idea of friendly Officer O'Malley I tried to imbue in my kids. (Which innocence ended when an a-hole came to our place of business and "jokingly" cuffed one of my young sons.)

There's good and there's bad, and I sympathize with the dangers they really face in the cracked-out world today, but always keep in mind what the Stanford Prison Experiment revealed about the problem of power. There's no substitute for basic morality (and fealty to the Constitution). Today, it seems a reflection of societal degradation in general that there's just too much permission of "power corrupts," too little training in "great responsibility."

For your edutainment, here's a (typically prolix) webwork about my brief encounter with a cop exceedingly "passionate" about busting potheads.
A run-in with Officer Green

Dash Cam: Canton PD "Notification" Arrest & Officer Goes Berserk / Threatens uploaded by ohioccwdotorg
Fri 2011 Jul 22, 11:28am
On PoliNation

Thanks for the links today, um... Pete, I don't see yr handle anywhere on here. But I recognize your style! :)

Already heard about Harry Reid and Carney on the radio, on Beck, during my drive in to town this morning. Already saw the Spenditol video on Sister Toldjah. Found the raaacist Homeland Insecurity video linked to by Patti on HillBuzz. Rush on the Gang of Six? I already commented about the origins of the "Gang of" usage on HillBuzz (and have added the Limbaugh link to the copy on my website, thanks). We all must be taking our lock-step talking points from the anti-journo-list! ;)

Hadn't seen the West follow-up. Thanks for that and the American Thinker links. And all you do.

Fri 2011 Jul 22, 8:29am
On HillBuzz
Replying to a comment by Rae pointing to the video "Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is An Idiot," embedded below.

Sgt SchultzRae, thanks for the link. Schultz is the epitome of the "say anything" crowd. In the Duck, Dodge and Dismantle address to Congress to which West was responding, the kinky-haired parrot managed to get in End Tax Breaks for Millionaires, Blame Bush, Republicans Hate Seniors, Shared Sacrifice, and (cue laugh track) Winning the Future.

On the other hand, she does say of the Cut, Cap, and Balance bill would that "It is crucial that the American people understand that this plan would require even deeper cuts than under the Ryan plan we saw in April." As Mrs Webworker said when watching, "Oh? Good!"

In the video I've linked, at 2:25, it seems like she used "passed" when she means "pass." Well, who hasn't made a tiny mistake like that! You hear it all the time, in daily speech, and on radio and TV by both interviewees and professional announcers. In my college DJ days, I was taught, for tiny mis-speaks you just go on. Assume people are smart enough to know what you meant. However, at 0:42, she says "incredulously, [sic] the gentleman from Florida... is supportive of this plan." It might seem like she meant "incredibly," but she doesn't bat an eye or skip a beat. I suppose she might have meant that she was incredulous that West believed in the plan, as she does follow this up by saying it's "unbelievable," but if so, she really mangled the usage. Either she doesn't really know what the word "incredulous" means or she doesn't know how to use it in a sentence.

How much nothing does Debbie know and when did she not know it?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is An Idiot uploaded by xxxxxxxpimptaddyone (h/t to Rae at HillBuzz for the link)

Here is the referenced video It's Not Cut, Cap and Balance, it is Duck, Dodge and Dismantle, uploaded by RepWassermanSchultz"

Thu 2011 Jul 21

Thu 2011 Jul 21, 9:25pm
On Sister Toldjah

Well, not to put too fine a point on it, but after Challenger and Columbia, I'm quite glad we didn't "end with a bang."

A big salute to all our astronauts, and everyone who was involved.

Eras end, new ones begin (inspired by ST)

Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins 1969 — a comment I left on Ace of Spades

Thu 2011 Jul 21, 9:06pm
On Sister Toldjah

Captain, don't know if you saw my other message about this, but you inspired me to do this little bit of photo remix. Hope you don't mind that I gave you due credit for the inspiration.

Carlos: "...if you could have had Bob Crane in the pic for reference..." Yeah, good idea for possible future versions. I knew it wasn't all that clear, but I wanted it to be just "Sgt Schlultz." Letting the mustache show through was really an afterthought, but seemed to help. Maybe a big logo on the bottom SGT SCHULTZ? Just to be clear? :)

Thu 2011 Jul 21, 8:59pm
On Sister Toldjah

Why Obama cannot be impeached (and should not be) by Devvy Kidd at World Net Daily (my emphasis added:

Congress cannot even impeach him because, not being the actual President, he cannot be "removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors" ... Despite all the noise out there by Obama's supporters, it is crystal clear the putative president was born with dual citizenship and is forever ineligible to be president. ... To impeach would also accomplish this: Every piece of legislation he's signed into law would remain on the books. ... Will he ever be indicted for his crimes? With enough public pressure, it can happen because his handlers would simply throw him under the bus as a liability.

Thu 2011 Jul 21, 4:51pm
On Ace of Spades

Nearly seventeen years old and watched it alone. Then, like so many others, went out to gaze at the moon and marveled.

I wasn't a big Byrds fan, but so many times this little oddity just pops into my head.
(YouTube) Byrds: Amazing Grace / Armstrong. Aldrin and Collins 1969

(Historic footnote: The moon landing was one reason that Wikipedia: Ted Kennedy) Chappaquiddick didn't get more media play.)

Related Mindful Webworks:
Space still beckons — Eras end. New ones begin. Space still beckons and humankind will answer the call.
Thu 2011 Jul 21, 4:10pm
On Ace of Spades

<snark>Too busy to read through the thoughtful and courteous comments.</snark> But not too busy to leave a link to my own mindful "medical marijuana" webwork, for yr edutainment: Allergies

Thu 2011 Jul 21, 3:15pm
On PoliNation
Aarradin commented on SisterToldjah that Congressman West's remarks to Congressman Schultz, "I think he hurt himself here&hellip. By denouncing her with personal attacks, especially since he didn’t bother to back up his words with the specifics that justify them, he’s lowered himself to her level."

Doubt that he hurt himself in any way politically, as far as speaking to his base, but I agree about specifics. I think a little of that would have gone a long way to enhance and justify his indignation.