Friday, August 31, 2012

This Seat is Taken

Glenn Reynolds found it, Obama's tweet reply to Clint. Others began modifying it almost immediately. So I had to too. (or as they say on the internet "I had two to.")

h/t:Oregon Guy

Big Labor Day Megacute

Because sometimes you need cute.

The Duke and His Dawgs

"I like that the picture one post down is of Bella Abzug. That just makes me look better."

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Apparently it was not Al Franken who retweeted: "C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC" We're still checking into it but there's a good chance it was Garrison Keillor.

Just Keep Him Off the Street a Little Longer

It wasn't a racist America that elected the first black president. And it isn't a racist America that realizes this was a grave error.

You'll know for sure that we're not racists when, years from now, we elect the second black president despite the disappointing performance of the first.

Condoleezza Rice

You should still watch the whole speech but for those who don't have much time, these are some pretty good highlights.

You might wonder how Chris Matthews, David Chalian et al can claim that the G in "GOP" stands for "racist" (I know), when we have such wonderful speeches. Well, liberals aren't interested in people of color who refuse to do as they're told. MSNBC would be thrilled with Arthur Davis if he would just get back in line and behave.

I for one am thrilled that Mia Love is on our side. And I'm amused that people like Lawrence O'Donnell think she's a racist.

Condi, Mia, and Arthur aren't mascots, they're leaders. And it's not so much that they're on my team. I'm on their team.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Abortion Survivor

Remember this? The bill would have done nothing more than protect babies that survived an abortion attempt. I understand that in China, when the baby turns out to be defective, ie a girl, they used to leave her outdoors to die of exposure.

Infanticide still goes on in China but at least the government has passed a law against it. We could have had such a law in Illinois but Barack Obama voted against it. (four times) Seems he only wants to copy the Chinese on high speed rail.

The Director

Mr. Obama said at “my direction” the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
has had teams on the ground for over a week to prepare for potential damage.

Thankfully, the President still had fatigues on hand from when he killed bin Laden.

Paul Ryan Uses Code to Declare War on Women

Sure, it's obscure, it's coded, it's dog-whistle silent, but that's why it takes big brain liberals to decode it. This is a call to arms.

Chris Matthews is still deciphering it but early translations hint that this is not just declaration of War on Women but, more specifically, a War on Colored Women.

I Knew It

From what would we do without them Scientists:

Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study.

Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults.

They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained.

Heavy use of cannabis also correlated with users' tendency to repeat themselves.

They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained.

Heavy use of cannabis also correlated with users' tendency to repeat themselves.

Furthermore, those who started as teenagers and used it heavily, but quit as adults, did not regain their full mental powers, found academics at King’s College London and Duke University in the US.

Natural Disasters

Let's not let the wide spread scattered showers in Tampa distract us from the anniversary of the Quake of 2011. Everyone who had to straighten a picture that day remembers where they were when the rumbling sorta hit.

Perhaps it's the constant assault of nature that has driven Chris Matthews and Ellen Barkin mad. The constant drip drip drip has taken it's toll.

In a serious note, let's hope this new hurricane is nothing like Katrina.

Monday, August 27, 2012

About Monsters

First off, floor monsters try to convince you they aren't under the bed. Then, when that doesn't work, they try to convince you they aren't monsters. When even that fails, they tell you the real monsters are in the closet.

Monsters do exist, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz is their chairwoman.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Obama Ads

John Hinderaker writes about an Obama ad that features Democrat women pretending to be Republican women who have changed their minds about Republicans. Why?

Maybe it's to distract from the real whopper of a lie: Obama's latest Medicare ad. Yuval Levin analyzes it at the link:

"On Saturday, the Obama campaign released this ad attacking the Romney Medicare proposal. The ad doesn’t walk some sort of narrow line between misleading and deceiving, it’s just simply a pack of lies from top to bottom."

Could it be that the Obama team is trying to overload the debunkers? Or is the sad truth that most voters don't have time to separate the truth from the lies? Put enough lies out there and some of them will be believed.

Barack the Insect Hunter

As you know, we like to post grasshopper hunting related images on Mondays... OK, that's a lie. Tuesdays are the day for this sort of thing but I couldn't wait.

Sorry for what looks like a Kid 'n Play haircut. It's actually the bill of a baseball cap, worn forward and turned up in the manner of the South, circa 1950.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Big Thinkers

I was busy with computer insanity so I didn't get a chance to comment on this Mayor Bloomberg idea regarding a path to citizenship for illegal aliens:

"We’re going to assign you a city--let’s say Detroit--you got to agree to not be arrested and not take any federal, state or city money, and you’ve got to live there for seven years, and if you survive seven years, we’ll make you and your family full citizens."
-Michael Bloomberg

OK, so this one is easy: Why in the world would you want to send immigrants to the city with the highest unemployment rate in the US? Would it be some kind of present for the 20% already unemployed in Detroit? Better to send rain to Seattle.

And these are the guys who think they've got the big brains.

EPA Off the Rails

Steve Milloy talking about the EPA’s outlaw human experiments. You can skip to 7:45 but I insist you watch it twice, or once, or skip around if you want. Or you can just read my take on it.

This is what happens when you have a government agency grasping for more power in the Age of Obama. PM2.5 is fine dust. It is a feature of this planet. Some will always be around. But the EPA wants more power to regulate so they call it a poison. In the spirit of Fast and Furious they recruited old and chronically ill people to experiment on. They exposed them to PM2.5, sometimes up to 25 times the regulated maximum. They did this to US citizens and they did not tell them that they could die from this exposure.

Why? because the EPA knows that PM2.5 isn't a killer. That "killer particle" stuff is just scaremongering. It's a lie to get more power.

Either that or it's Tuskegee all over again.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


How embarrassing is that? No, not the underarm perspiration, the fact that you're having your picture taken with a president who can't spell "oiho". And, a president whose wife told supporters to get their neighbors to the polls on November 2nd. Everyone knows that Democrats vote November 8th, Republicans: November 6th.


I saw this graphic at NewsBusters and just had to fix it. The fix is rude and mean, hence the link.

I'd rather not be mean, but who are they trying to reach with their comic? And what is avenged with an abortion? Baltimore Choice "Avengers" ?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Confusing Directions

"So the cats got to the sign. They're just messin with your head, dog."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Street Art Tuesday

Tuesdays are the days I like to highlight street art in America. This is a classic example of the tied-chicken genre. Tied-chicken has been called the haiku of street art. Yes there are strict rules of composition and materials, but nobody's really sure what they are and nobody much minds until the chicken starts to go bad.

This installation is clearly a protest that the US Senate hasn't passed a budget in over three years. "What," the banana asks, "is their problem?" The telephone represents the ethics of Harry Reid, in that there is no telephone.

Regret in the Garden

Ive scoured the internet and I've come up with the image that best illustrates disappointment in a garden related setting, just as I've done every Tuesday for the last six years. This weeks winner seems to be distressed that his pot is leaning to the side. The ground in that spot is obviously uneven and the man is pondering why, if the earth is so old, why can't it do a better job of being flat? Is that too much to ask?

Competition was tough this week, with this image just barely beating out a picture that showed a woman gardener in conflict with hummingbirds.

Cruel World

I've been that monkey. I'm all mww-mww-mwa but there's nobody there and then I give a little cry of pain at the unfairness of it all. And then I'm embarrassed and they ask me to leave the theater. Oh yes, I've been that monkey.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Danger in the Dash

Sure, you can't see it so you're tempted to say there is no ghost in the dashboard. Lucky for you though, the dog senses the danger and nom-bites the dangerous apparition.


Friday, August 17, 2012


They forgot to drill breathing holes.

found on the internet

Some Cats Are Cute

Others don't have time for all that.

(sorry about the youtube title - couldn't change that)

Just for a Second There

Ever get so excited by a picture that you couldn't read the caption? It's like hearing a truck and thinking ICE CREAM MAN! only to find it's the fire truck and your yard's on fire. Yeah, well Obama was only visiting a jail.

That Sound

That's the sound of a gymnast jumping on the bandwagon.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

True Story

Dinesh D'Souza:

A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George. He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”

Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States.....

Amazing story, and I'd suspect it was one of those check-Snopes-first internet things, except, this is Dinesh D'Souza. Even more amazing: I spelled Dinesh D'Souza correctly before clicking back to check. Read the whole thing.

"Spread the wealth around" was Obama's way of saying "get more of your money into the Treasury." The object never has been to help others; beyond doing the minimum needed to get their vote. Didn't Reverend Wright teach that charity begins at home?

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm Back

I'm back. What, didn't notice I'd gone? I have been recovering from a failed hard drive so I've only been getting sporadic doses of internet.

Good news, I didn't lose a thing and now I've got a 1T hard drive. Woo-hoo.

image found on the internet

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cute Tuesday

We seem a little heavy on cats this week. That's because the internets are weighted somewhat towards the cat end of the spectrum. It's very much like politics: You know that dogs have a sounder fiscal policy, but cats seem to get all the press. This isn't a Liberal/Conservative comparison. I could make the case that all dogs are conservatives, but what about cats? They're not liberals. If anything, they're anarchists. Anarchists that bring dead mice to the porch. And they (and their cheezburgers) dominate the googleverse.

video h/t: lumberbrudi