No Runny Eggs

The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

Archive for April, 2007

April 30, 2007


by @ 23:03. Filed under Miscellaneous.

I hate to shout, but my search through Technorati for places that still actively link to the version doesn’t quite cover all the Blogspot blogs. I managed to catch a couple of you in a desperate search through your blogrolls (you know who you are; I left an e-mail for you), but I doubt I caught all of you. Sometime before May 15, I will be moving off of its current server, which will break the subdomain and the redirect I have set up to get you to

Now, get your rolls updated –

Let’s go shooting

by @ 22:41. Filed under Miscellaneous.

The BBA Spring Shoot is set for Saturday, May 19, at McMiller’s Sports Center. We will commence firing approximately 10:00 in the morning. Chris will bring some of his arsenal, from a .44 Magnum to several scoped rifles to an “eeeeeevil” assault rifle (you’ll find out that it isn’t exactly evil) to (if he remember it this time) a 12-gauge for some clay-pigeon practice. I will probably have something to bring to the party as well (guess it’s time to go shopping).

The Pelosi Surrender Tour marches on

by @ 19:52. Filed under Politics - National, War on Terror.

The American Spectator reveals that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, acting more and more like she and her fellow harpies have already managed to remove both President Bush and Vice President Cheney every day, has told her staff to pack their bags for trips to another pair of self-declared enemies of America, Venezuela and Iran. The interesting item is that some of the ‘Rats are starting to have buyer’s remorse…

“She is getting bad advice from people back home in San Francisco,” says a leadership aide, who is working for one Pelosi’s colleagues. “She is not getting it from members of her leadership team. That’s all anyone here is willing to say.”

I smell cat-fight between Pelosi and Clinton. I’m popping the corn as I type.

There’s something familiar about that mask

by @ 19:24. Filed under Miscellaneous.

There’s a “new” Masked Blogger in town, and while there’s something very familiar about the mask, I can’t quite place it </employer_protection>

File this under “The Islamokazis really want to kill ALL of us”

by @ 17:28. Filed under War on Terror.

(H/T – Weasel Zippers via JammieWearingFool)

One of the claims by George Tenet in his kiss-and-tell book that isn’t getting a whole lot of media-web attention outside of MSNBC (I have no idea about any of the networks’ on-air efforts; sorry) is that Al Qaeda tried to assassinate then-Vice President Al Gore back in 1998 with the tacit assistance and approval of some in the government of Saudi Arabia. I’ll let MSNBC explain…

Tenet discloses that in 1998, Saudi officials foiled a plot by Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri to smuggle four Sagger anti-tank missiles from Yemen into Saudi Arabia a week or so before Gore was scheduled to visit the kingdom. But their reluctance to let the United States know what was going on created significant tension between the two nations.

Tenet writes that it was reasonable to have expected the Saudis to pass the information along as soon as possible, but they did not.

After low-level discussions failed to produce a sense of urgency among the Saudis, Tenet flew to Riyadh to meet with Prince Naif, the interior minister and the man in charge of the Saudi secret police.

The rest of the article is also an interesting (in the Chinese sense of the word) read. Of particular note is the 9-year-long attempt by Al Qaeda to acquire nuclear weapons and explode them on American soil. I guess this would be a good time to point out that it was Tenet’s personal assessment that, if absolutely nothing changed from January 2003 (that means, Hans Blix was continuing to run around Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and the joke of sanctions that were in place remained in place), Iraq would be a nuclear power anytime between now and 2009.

Uncle Jimbo fires for effect

by @ 9:46. Filed under Presstitute Follies, War on Terror.

CNN couldn’t get rid of Uncle Jimbo fast enough on this weekend’s “This Week At War”. Not only did he explode the left’s Jessica Lynch meme, with the surprise endorsement of CNN’s senior Pentagon correspondent, Jamie McIntyre (lefties take heart; UJ agrees that the Pentagon f’ed up on the Tillman issue), but he got in a parting shot on CNN’s collaboration with insurgent snipers.

Now, go watch (since I presume most of you were like me and didn’t catch it on CNN itself).

Texas Legislature – Bloggers are not “media”

by @ 8:06. Filed under Law and order, Politics, The Blog.

(H/T – Paleo Conservative at Free Republic)

In an attempt to shield reporters from having to disclose their confidential sources, Texas Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) very pointedly sought to exclude bloggers from this protection. The Houston Chronicle has the money quote – “It does not cover the garden-variety blogger sitting in their pajamas at home ranting and raving on the computer.” Houston, we have a problem, and it’s not just this politico’s derision for his constituents.

There is a back-door method to gain this protection, however. From the text of the bill (which is poised to pass the Texas Senate):

Sec. 22.021. DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
(2) “Journalist” means a person who for financial
gain, for a substantial portion of the person’s livelihood, or for
subscription purposes gathers, compiles, prepares, collects,
photographs, records, writes, edits, reports, investigates,
processes, or publishes news or information that is disseminated by
a news medium or communication service provider and includes:
(A) a person who supervises or assists in
gathering, preparing, and disseminating the news or information;
(B) a person who is or has been a journalist,
scholar, or researcher employed by an institution of higher
education; or
(C) a person who is on a professional track to
earn a significant portion of the person’s livelihood by obtaining
or preparing information for dissemination by a news medium or an
agent, assistant, employee, or supervisor of that person.
(3) “News medium” means a newspaper, magazine or
periodical, book publisher, news agency, wire service, radio or
television station or network, cable, satellite, or other
transmission system or carrier or channel, or a channel or
programming service for a station, network, system, or carrier, or
an audio or audiovisual production company or Internet company or
provider, or the parent, subsidiary, division, or affiliate of that
entity, that disseminates news or information to the public by any
means, including:
(A) print;
(B) television;
(C) radio;
(D) photographic;
(E) mechanical;
(F) electronic; and
(G) other means, known or unknown, that are
accessible to the public.

Revisons/extensions (8:14 am 4/30/2007) – Get me more caffeine; I completely forgot to add the ironic title of this piece of rotted sausage – “The Free Flow of Information Act”.

April 29, 2007

Random thoughts on the Blog Summit II

by @ 20:09. Filed under Miscellaneous.

I decided to trash my rather-extensive off-the-cuff Cliff’s Notes after the impromptu Just Drinking at Caffrey’s, so I’ll go with some random thoughts that will only moderately-irritate everybody:

  • There is a definite difference in purpose between the conservative and liberal ends of the Cheddarsphere. Conservatives tend to view their purpose as simply venting their views, liberals see their purpose as to change the world by any means necessary.
  • Sticking with the separate halves for one more moment, both see the majority of the presstitutes as shills for the other side. I have to attribute the liberals’ charges to the fact that the old-guard media is not exactly open to outsiders of any stripe.
  • Charlie introduced the “Rule of Five”, saying that most political types tend to read just the 5 blogs that are the most interesting/polished/unique. Perfect answer from Nick; use a feed reader (and for those of you who have blogs, enable your RSS feed). A feed reader, whether it’s Google Reader, SharpReader (which I use), or something else, will search umpteen (somewhere north of 60 for me) blogs for new content and alert you to new content. Certain blogging solutions will even let me pull up comments on a particular thread without going to the site (and indeed, I access my comments RSS feed).
  • The line of the day came from Dasha Kelly – “Politics is a painful exercise in idiocy.” Well, I must be a masochist idiot. Seriously, there’s far more to blogging than politics.
  • Topic #1 – What effect did bloggers have on 2006/2008? The general consensus was that we had a bit of effect and that it’s growing, but we will likely never have THE effect. I’d have to agree with that.
  • Topic #2 – So, what are we doing to the presstitutes? Judging by Tim Cuprisin‘s hairline, worrying them about how to keep rolling with the changes (file under learn-something-new-daily: Colonial-era papers had nothing but ads on Page 1) while earning enough from ads to keep themselves gainfully employed in bloviating.
  • Quote of the day, part 2 – Dasha again – “I’m stunned there is another person out there who gives a da…rip about what I say.” Me too (and I wouldn’t have caught myself, which is reason #323 why I will never be invited onto one of these panels).
  • Quote of the day, part 3 – Owen – “Jay, you ignorant slut.”
  • It’s sad to see that Eugene Kane somehow always manages to go off the tracks.
  • The legal climate is starting to improve for bloggers, but many Lawgivers-In-Black like to shut blogs down first and answer questions later.
  • Topic #4 – Are “all voices” being heard? Predictable, engineered and much-hyped conclusion – no. Me – Bravo Foxtrot Sierra! If someone feels a voice is missing, it’s the fault of the ones who don’t blog. Before Eugene went off the tracks, he did note that blacks have a LOT to say.
  • There was a lot of whining about “Big Eeeeeeevil Corporations” and how they’re going to take over the world. News flash; “they”‘ve already done so, and honestly, “they” always have run the world. Without those “Big Eeeeeevil Corporations”, you’d still be limited to finding the nearest tree stump and bloviating in the town square.

There’s many other takes out there. James Wigderson is trying to gather them all.

Roll bloat – liberal edition

by @ 18:56. Filed under The Blog.

I’m not going to agree with these people, oh, 99.9999% of the time, but in the end, we all drink very well, they’re good folk (as long as we stay out of politics), and we have some other things in common (besides, it helps to keep an eye on the opposition). So, please welcome:

It definitely was good to drink with you guys and many more at Caffrey’s. We have to do more Just Drinkings.

April 28, 2007

There were two bright spots today…

by @ 21:07. Filed under Miscellaneous.

Finally meeting Chris Schneider, and the Simply Drinking (no Liberally, no Right, just drink and boo the draft like a bunch of drunk Jet fans) after the blog summit. I’m wiped out and pissed off at Wile E. Thompson (MUD spelled backwards for his actions in Rounds 1 and 2) and Marquette (for f’ing up the Wi-Fi).

I’ll have my react on the blog summit tomorrow.

April 27, 2007

Today in history

by @ 11:58. Filed under Miscellaneous.

This is not a regular feature, but I have to cheer up the man formerly known as Dennis York somehow (thanks for doing the legwork, Aaron):

1773 British Parliament passes Tea Act, sets in motion the events that created the best country in the history of the world.

1805 U.S. Marines attack shores of Tripoli, begins whacking away at Islamofascism.

1861 President Abe Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus, Democrats blame Bush.

1937 U.S. Social Security system makes its 1st benefit payment, US given 100 years left to live.

1973 Chris Schneider is born, sock puppets flee in terror (just kidding).

Happy birthday, Chris.

Stupid iditorial of the month

(H/T – Captain’s Quarters via Dad29)

Revisions/extensions (1:19 pm/1:27 pm 4/27/2007) – Others on the case – Bryan (who actually beat me because I was busy with the katana)
Free Republic

It’s been a while since I felt the need to break out the katana to a lieberal’s words, but I think I’m still in practice. Today’s victim is one Dan Simpson, retired diplomat and member of the idiotorial boards of the Toledo Blade and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the bloody carcass is his column from Wednesday’s Blade calling for the disarming of America. Let the fisking commence:

Las week’s tragedy at Virginia Tech in which a mentally disturbed person gunned down 32 of America’s finest – intelligent young people with futures ahead of them – once again puts the phenomenon of an armed society into focus for Americans.

No, it puts the phenomenon of one armed nut turned loose among a disarmed populace into focus once again.

The likely underestimate of how many guns are wandering around America runs at 240 million in a population of about 300 million. What was clear last week is that at least two of those guns were in the wrong hands.

That’s still less than 1 gun per person.

When people talk about doing something about guns in America, it often comes down to this: “How could America disarm even if it wanted to? There are so many guns out there.”

Maybe in your circle. In my circle, it comes down to this: “How can we allow citizens to better protect themselves?” Of course, since I’m in Wisconsin, and there is no such thing as legal carry, that might skew my circle a bit. Nonetheless, remember that the Virginia Tech campus was a “gun-free” zone, where only Cho and the out-of-position police had guns.

Because I have little or no power to influence the “if” part of the issue, I will stick with the “how.” And before anyone starts to hyperventilate and think I’m a crazed liberal zealot wanting to take his gun from his cold, dead hands, let me share my experience of guns.

By jumping to the “how”, you just proved yourself to be a crazed liberal zealot wanting to take my guns from my cold, dead hands. Please, continue.

As a child I played cowboys and Indians with cap guns. I had a Daisy Red Ryder B-B gun. My father had in his bedside table drawer an old pistol which I examined surreptitiously from time to time. When assigned to the American embassy in Beirut during the war in Lebanon, I sometimes carried a .357 Magnum, which I could fire accurately. I also learned to handle and fire a variety of weapons while I was there, including Uzis and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

I don’t have any problem with hunting, although blowing away animals with high-powered weapons seems a pointless, no-contest affair to me. I suppose I would enjoy the fellowship of the experience with other friends who are hunters.

So you meet the other definition of liberal – wanting to deny others what you enjoyed. As for the whining about high-powered weapons versus Bambi and friends, the more powerful the weapon, the faster the animal dies, and the faster the animal dies, the less it suffers. Now, you wouldn’t want to REALLY piss off PETA by having hunters make these animals suffer (after all, that’s the job of PETA).

Now, how would one disarm the American population? First of all, federal or state laws would need to make it a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine and one year in prison per weapon to possess a firearm. The population would then be given three months to turn in their guns, without penalty.

Allow me to introduce you to the Second Amendment – “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”. Since you’re not in Wisconsin, allow me to also introduce you to the Wisconsin Constitution, Article I, Section 25, “The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.” Last time I checked, Constitutions trump laws and stupid lieberal wishes.

Hunters would be able to deposit their hunting weapons in a centrally located arsenal, heavily guarded, from which they would be able to withdraw them each hunting season upon presentation of a valid hunting license. The weapons would be required to be redeposited at the end of the season on pain of arrest. When hunters submit a request for their weapons, federal, state, and local checks would be made to establish that they had not been convicted of a violent crime since the last time they withdrew their weapons. In the process, arsenal staff would take at least a quick look at each hunter to try to affirm that he was not obviously unhinged.

Dad29 has the perfect take – “‘Arsenal staff’ would be qualified pshrinks, eh?” Oh, and just how are the hunters going to remain proficient shots? Slinging a couple dozen rounds downrange just before the season starts just doesn’t cut it.

It would have to be the case that the term “hunting weapon” did not include anti-tank ordnance, assault weapons, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, or other weapons of war.

Again, one of the reasons the Second Amendment came about was so that the people could defend themselves against a tyrannical government as a last resort. It is no accident that the United States has the longest-lasting system of government in modern history; rather, it is because government has ultimately always remembered that it is accountable to the people in every manner possible, including revolution.

All antique or interesting non-hunting weapons would be required to be delivered to a local or regional museum, also to be under strict 24-hour-a-day guard. There they would be on display, if the owner desired, as part of an interesting exhibit of antique American weapons, as family heirlooms from proud wars past or as part of collections.

I was remiss in not mentioning the great fault of centralizing guns before. While it is easier to take a couple of weapons from a less-than-vigilant owner, if one wanted a heap of weapons, all they would have to do is bribe the local “caretaker”, or if they had the foresight to bury some of their weaponry, storm the holding areas. Further, I rather doubt that these weapons that are centralized will remain in good condition very long.

Gun dealers could continue their work, selling hunting and antique firearms. They would be required to maintain very tight inventories. Any gun sold would be delivered immediately by the dealer to the nearest arsenal or the museum, not to the buyer.

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Without the ability to try out or observe the weapons, they’ll be out of business before you could hang the “going out of business” signs.

The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty. Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm.

Bring shovels. LOTS of shovels.

Clearly, since such sweeps could not take place all across the country at the same time. But fairly quickly there would begin to be gun-swept, gun-free areas where there should be no firearms. If there were, those carrying them would be subject to quick confiscation and prosecution. On the streets it would be a question of stop-and-search of anyone, even grandma with her walker, with the same penalties for “carrying.”

Allow me to introduce you to the Fourth Amendment – “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

The “gun lobby” would no doubt try to head off in the courts the new laws and the actions to implement them. They might succeed in doing so, although the new approach would undoubtedly prompt new, vigorous debate on the subject. In any case, some jurisdictions would undoubtedly take the opportunity of the chronic slowness of the courts to begin implementing the new approach.

And those areas will be crime havens.

America’s long land and sea borders present another kind of problem. It is easy to imagine mega-gun dealerships installing themselves in Mexico, and perhaps in more remote parts of the Canadian border area, to funnel guns into the United States. That would constitute a problem for American immigration authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard, but not an insurmountable one over time.

I can see the Border Patrol now – “Hey Pedro, you packing? No? Here’s some water and a Social Security card.”

There could conceivably also be a rash of score-settling during hunting season as people drew out their weapons, ostensibly to shoot squirrels and deer, and began eliminating various of their perceived two-footed enemies. Given the general nature of hunting weapons and the fact that such killings are frequently time-sensitive, that seems a lesser sort of issue.

Oh, and the fact that, other than Chai Vang, hunters just don’t do that now, either during hunting season or outside of hunting season.

That is my idea of how it could be done. The desire to do so on the part of the American people is another question altogether, but one clearly raised again by the Blacksburg tragedy.

Frankly, your idea sucks, is unconstitutional, and wouldn’t work even if it were constitutional.

Where I’ll be tomorrow

by @ 10:37. Filed under Miscellaneous.

Saturday, April 28, 10 am-1 pm
Marquette University Law School
Third Floor, Sensenbrenner Hall
1103 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wis.

This list is culled from my feed reader, so I definitely don’t have any of the mol…er, left end of the Cheddarsphere. Scheduled to appear (besides the WisPolitics-gathered group):

Guess Charlie was right when he said that there will be more bloggers there than at a Star Trek convention. Let me say that, if I didn’t get that laptop so I could watch my own movies on the way to and from Jamaica, I probably wouldn’t be there because I really am a quiet guy.

Thoughfully, Marquette University will be providing Wi-Fi and power outlets for those that pre-register. I know there was room as of Wednesday.

“Is Conservatism Out Of Gas?” – Week 1 summary

We’re through the first week of the 2-week special from the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, and there sure seems to be a common theme. Time to summarize what they said while I (with no pressure, thankfully) try to figure out the answer:

– On Monday, Rep. Paul Ryan noted that conservativism and Republicanism have diverged wildly the last several years, with the result being the 2006 election debacle. He outlined several principles designed to combat the triple challenge of globalization, entitlement bankruptcy, and the Islamic threat.

– On Tuesday, Charlie Sykes took many words to say that while conservatism is temporarily out of gas, liberalism is permanently out of gas. He also came up with a reason why Rudy Giuliani is so popular – he’s perceived as conservative on economic and security issues, and that social conservatives have pretty much given up putting social conservatism on the front burner. As a side note, I do not buy Giuliani as conservative on anything other than most law-and-order/security issues (gun-grabbing a major exception); after all, he was very active in railing against Wall Street in his time in the US Attorney’s office of Southern Manhattan.

– On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner railed against what passed for Pubbie leadership going into the 2006 elections and issued a call for conservatives to start speaking up.

– On Thursday, Owen Robinson, despite claiming he had a different take than the previous 3, sounded a lot like Ryan. He expounded on taxes and health care far more than Ryan, while also taking on education.

– Today (Friday), Mark Green took a stab as to why he lost his race for governor, and came up with fatigue over the Iraq front in the Global War on Terror, scandals in DC, and Republicanism in general. Considering the office Green ran for and the person he ran against, I would take door #3.

If I had to summarize their takes, it would be that it is Republicanism, not conservatism, that is out of gas. The only problem is, at least on a statewide and national level, there are but two parties, and time is definitely a-wasting in deciding whether to try to retake the Republican Party or do to the Pubbies what they did to the Whigs.

I would be remiss if I didn’t point you to Tom McMahon’s contrarian take (unfortunately, not part of the WPRI series). Take a close look a the bottom-right block.

Roll bloat – Friday edition

by @ 9:44. Filed under Politics - Wisconsin, The Blog.

This one could get interesting. JSOnline mashed together 4 Milwaukee-area Legislators, 2 from each house, 2 from each party, and stuck them on the same blog called Backroom Blog. Representing the elephant are Sen. Neal Kedzie (11th Senate District-Elkhorn) and Rep. Leah Vukmir (14th Assembly District-Wauwatosa). Representing the donkey are Sen. Jeff Plale (7th Senate District-South Milwaukee) and Rep. Jason Fields (11th Assembly District-Milwaukee).

I’m keeping an eye on this one, especially since we’re already starting on the beanballs. You should too, unless you don’t like sausage-making.

One message to the JSOnline folks; please do a better job on the RSS feeds. The current set of feeds, when they’re working, do not link properly to internal links (likely because you guys are using relative rather than absolute addresses), don’t offer links to individual posts (which makes it nigh impossible to link back to you) and don’t have any real formatting. When they’re not working (which is way too often), the attempts at formatting and linking result in the code followed by the HTML for >, and the feeds fail to validate and parse.

Friday videos – 4/27/2007

by @ 9:16. Filed under Miscellaneous.

I can’t remember if I trolled around for the Friday videos last week, but that’s last week. It’s now this week, so here we go (with HamNation added 1:01 pm 4/27/2007)

– First up, a military-grade language warning is in order as BA Uncle Jimbo (mash the link for why the “BA” is there and some tidbits on the other ground-pounders and token civilian at BLACKFIVE) delivers this week’s Friday Freefly skewering the Defeatist Dems and Thursday Prefly whacking the witchhunt over Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch.

– Up next, Hot Air goes introspective as they count down the top 5 shows from Year 1 and show outtakes. Unlike Uncle Jimbo and Kev, they bleep out the bad words (to each their own).

Still to come Last but definitely not least, HamNation does the family thing while channeling Dr. Seuss, delivering good news from General Fooz Petraeus to a grumpy old Dingy Harry. Mom Ham does a great voiceover.

One more holdout, and can be dumped

by @ 8:02. Filed under The Blog.

Revisions/extensions (8:58 am 4/27/2007) – And then there were none. All I have to do is remember to get the move done by May 15 and I don’t have to pay another $12 to Yahoo). I THINK I could have kept the subdomain up once I moved everything to Bluehost, but I didn’t feel like nesting subdomains in subfolders.

At the beginning of the day yesterday, there were 6 blogs that still had this place at (thank you, Technorati, for keeping track of links). A couple months ago, I moved off of that particular host because of a combination of a not-quite-complete support of WordPress and certain issues with using subdomains, and created a permanent redirect here (useful for those that were still clicking their way there). Indeed, one of the reasons why I am using FeedBurner for my RSS feeds is there is a plugin that forces a redirect of the feed; and I used that to force those still sitting on the feed to the feed from here.

Anyway, I figured it’s been long enough, and I really would like to move the parent domain over here (Bluehost does let me have 6 domains parked here) while I decide what I want to do with it. So, I bugged all 6 people (4 through e-mail, 2 through posts on their blogs), and I got 5 of them to update their rolls. Surprisingly, Charlie was one of those that finally got with the program.

Hopefully, some more-persistent bugging of the holdout will finally get that person to update their roll today.

April 26, 2007

‘Rat debate – a Toldjah take

by @ 20:24. Filed under Politics - National.

We really need to thank Sister Toldjah for taking one for the team and liveblogging the ‘Rat debate on MSNBC. She has a far stronger stomach than I (that, and I forgot it was tonight).

Doesn’t look like they used my rather-pointed question, though a couple of the candidates did get asked what the biggest threat (other than the Pubbies, Christians and Conservatives, of course) was.

A question that will never be asked of the Democrats

by @ 13:02. Filed under Politics - National, War on Terror.

(H/T – Michelle)

It seems MSNBC is taking web users’ input into what questions they should ask the DhimmiRAT candidates for President in South Carolina. I highly doubt they’ll take mine:

Just who do you consider an enemy of America, the radical Islamists that attacked Americans numerous times over the course of the last 24 years and have as their ultimate stated goal the destruction of America both as it currently stands and as you wish it to be, or Republicans? Please expand on your answer.

If the ‘Rats were truthful, they would answer the latter. If they had any shame, they would hang their heads as the realization of what the Islamokazis want hits them like, oh, a million or so tons of flaming concrete and steel.

And the roll just keeps on growing

by @ 12:04. Filed under The Blog.

See-dubya, who occassionally guest-blogs at HotAir when Allahpundit is off “investigating” things at places like the Pink Sapphire (favorite haunt of the Breck Girl, John Edwards), has a regular home, JunkYardBlog. Don’t mind the friendly red canine with the spike collar; he’s really harmless (once you feed him a few steaks and throw the blog on your blogrolls and feed readers, that is).

Today’s evidence of Presstitute Bias

(H/T – Jim at bRight & Early)

As the headline and the lead paragraphs of this crAP story (hosted by Yahoo), it’s all about forcing the defeat of America at the hands of Al Qaeda, Iran, and their puppets in the DhimmiRAT Party…

Senate expected to pass troop exit bill

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
2 minutes ago

WASHINGTON – The Senate is expected to pass a bill today that would order the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq to begin this fall. Last night, the House voted 218-208 to pass the $124.2 billion supplemental spending measure containing the provision.

The legislation is the first binding challenge on the war that Democrats have managed to execute since they took control of both houses of Congress in January.

“The sacrifices borne by our troops and their families demand more than the blank checks the president is asking for, for a war without end,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., said.

Democrats said the bill was on track to arrive on the president’s desk on Tuesday, the anniversary of Bush’s announcement aboard the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln that major combat operations in Iraq had ended….

In a further slap to impartiality, why did crAP and Mz. Flaherty trumpet the fact that two RepubicRATs joined most of the DhimmiRATs in the House, singling those traitors out by name, while all-but-ignoring that 13 Dems didn’t vote for surrender. Of course, considering that two of those are Dennis “The Menace” Kucinich and Shelia Jackson Lee (she of the “We landed on Mars” infamy), I can’t say all 13 didn’t want to surrender like the rest of their treasonous comrades.

Craps planning on passing along a 7-cent/gallon gas tax

by @ 11:06. Filed under Politics - Wisconsin, Taxes.

Charlie Sykes just reported that Jim “Craps” Doyle (WEAC/Potawatomi-For Sale) had his Department of Administration ask the Dem members of the Legislature to separate the 2.5%-of-value gas tax he wants to hoist upon “Big Oil” and his “requirement” that “Big Oil” eat the cost of that tax with the idea of keeping the tax once the courts strike down the “no-pass-through” provision. With gas at anywhere between $2.83 and $3.10 per gallon (like the pumps and unlike just about everybody else, I round that 9/10ths of a penny up), we’re talking about over 7 cents per gallon added onto the 32.9 cents/gallon tax.

The drive to number one continues unabated.

Proudly presenting The Ventilators

by @ 8:56. Filed under Miscellaneous.

I don’t know much that the dynamic duo of Michelle Malkin and Bryan Preston can’t do, so enjoy this morning’s Vent. If only I could sing, I’d join in.

Actually, if they need a machine-gun bass, I’ll join in.

April 25, 2007

Once again I’ve made the cut

by @ 21:56. Filed under The Blog.

…or at least the version of the blog did. The Blogfather redid his blogroll again (to add Chris Schneider’s two new haunts), and the good news is NRE is still there. The not-so-good news is he still has it at, but it doesn’t much matter because I’ve got a redirect to here. Of course, that means I can’t quite get rid of yet.

Hey Charlie, get with the program. I really would like to keep $12/month in my pocket by jettisoning the old domain.

Under-the-weather roll troll

by @ 16:58. Filed under Miscellaneous.

I don’t have much of anything, so let’s see what else is out there…

This week’s Vent – Best.Vent.Ever. What a way to ring in Year 2 of HotAir.

– Speaking of videos, Uncle Jimbo checks in with a proper view of the DhimmiRATs’ twin-headed leadership.

– The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute sure is busy, part 1. They’re running a 2-week series in which a bunch of conservatives answer the question, “Is Conservatism Out Of Gas?” So far, Rep. Paul Ryan says that it’s Republicanism that ran out of gas and expands on what conservatives need to stress to stave off liberal , Charlie Sykes says it’s temporarily out of gas and that liberalism is perpetually out of gas, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner echoes Rep. Ryan. Thanks for the crib notes, guys; I’ll have my own thoughts here sometime soon.

– The WPRI sure is busy, part 2. Sticking with the gas theme, they reveal how the Craps “excess oil profits” tax will be paid for by we the taxpayers despite massive state spending designed to shove the effects of his over-$0.05/gallon gas tax out of state.

Reaganite at The Crocodile Cage tells us why most dogs are Republicans. Amen. Oh, and this is the second call for youse mugs to get him on your blogrolls and feed readers.

Sister Toldjah relays the reason many Southwest Airlines employees wear red on Fridays. All of a sudden, I feel free to move about the country. Seriously, Support the troops, start by wearing red on Friday.

– For more ideas, HotAir has some Fox News video from Major Eric Egland, author of The Troops Need You Now

Revisions/extensions (5:08 pm 4/25/2007) – I KNEW I forgot something. Sorry about that, Uncle Jimbo.

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