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.

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Archive for June, 2008

June 30, 2008

The Morning Scramble – 6/30/2008

by @ 7:08. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

Let’s see if I can get this done quickly; I’m off to Cedar Point since I’m almost all the way down here…

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  • I would be remiss if I didn’t show you what I ate this weekend. The rest of you Morons just don’t know what you missed.
  • Crunchie0311 (or is it 0311 crunchie?) smacked down the Chicago Tribune’s editorial idiotorial board. That reminds me; I’ll have to restart the Idiotorial of the Day contest when I get back.
  • Kate has the cartoon of the day.
  • JammieWearingFool reports a French commando “accidentally” used live ammunition during an open day demonstration. Fortunately, nobody died (yet), though out of 16 wounded, 4 were in serious condition.
  • Fausta exposes Barack Obama’s New-Ageism. I wonder what the out-of-the-country Islamists will think about that.
  • Warner Todd Huston notes just how little respect the Cult of Obamination has for opposing viewpoints (pay attention, those of you using Blogger; if you haven’t been targeted yet, you likely will be).
  • William Teach predicts a bus-tossing for Wesley Clark. Put me down for high noon Tuesday.
  • Headless Blogger explores what happens when the tracks get flooded out. That’s right, AMTRAK is a government operation.
  • Bill Quick notes the presstitute follies are beginning with the reporting on the anti-Obama/anti-John McCain/pro-Hillary Clinton vandalizing of a bunch of cars in Florida.
  • Sister Toldjah runs through a couple more bogus attacks on McCain from the left.
  • Karl offers a sage piece of advice to McCain on the economy; less is more.
  • I doubt McCain will take it; after all, nocomme1 notes he isn’t exactly into us conservatives.
  • Shoebox coined a new term for the no-drill ‘Rats – DOPES. It definitely fits.
  • Tom McMahon delivers the 4-Block to hope and reality.
  • Uncle Jimbo and Kev launched a Freefly into professional journalist treasonist Seymour Hersh, the aforementioned Clark, and the aforementioned Frenchie (standard Freefly language rules apply).
  • Kevin Fischer notes Japan has gone to a very strict waist-measurement regime. If Healthy (and Depopulated) Wisconsin or the Obamination Health Care plan comes to fruition, this is our future.
  • Lance Burri has today’s useless public union news; the unionized Baraboo city workers have filed a grievance because the volunteer firefighters were filling sandbags during the height of the flooding. My solution; next time, sandbag everything except the union thugs’ homes.

President of the DOPES?

by @ 5:25. Filed under Energy.

 In early June, as the debate over rising gas prices was heating up, Barack Obama was quoted as saying:

I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing.

The “Greenest convention ever” is touting their 450 vehicle fleet of cars, 20% of which will be E85 vehicles. Even though the host city is far behind in their fundraising efforts, they convinced Coors to kick in the fuel for the E85 vehicles.

Watch the relief on the DNC’s Director of Transportation as he describes the benefit of having E85 fuel donated:

Yup, you heard it right! Andrew Sullivan, Director of Transportation for the DNC said”

I’m always up for free gas! Especially with prices being what they are today!

 

Gas prices an issue for the DNC? How can that be?

If the DNC’s presumptive nominee has any say about it, today’s gas prices will look like a bargain in the near future. The combination of no increased drilling, increasing taxes on oil companies, implementing cap and trade and suing sovereign nations, will do nothing but increase gas prices and further erode the pocketbooks of every American family!

Over at Redstate.com the term COPEC has been coined. COPEC stands for “Congresspersons Opposed To Petroleum Extraction in our Country.” Seeing as how most of the Republicans have finally gotten the message on oil exploration and domestic production, I propose COPEC be changed to simply DOPES, Democrats Opposed to Petroleum and for Energy Sacrifice. It seems fitting that Barack Obama will be the Presidential nominee for the DOPES!

As a complete aside, isn’t every drop of beer Coors makes “waste beer?”

June 29, 2008

The Morning Scramble – 6/29/2008

by @ 7:15. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

Yes, it’s Sunday. As usual, I’m conscious way too early, but not as usual, I’m running with a Scramble…

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  • James Wigderson found yet another place that requires photo ID.
  • Kevin Fischer issued a call to arms back at the home county (Milwaukee) over a board of supervisors’ 12-6 vote on running a referendum to raise the county sales tax from 0.5% to 1.5% (this on top of a 5.0% state sales tax, a 0.1% Miller Park tax shared with only 4 other counties, and a 0.25% food-and-soda tax for the white elephant known as the Midwest Airlines Center not levied in any other county. For the non-math geniuses, that’s just enough to override a Scott Walker veto (and yes, he will veto). Fortunately, they can’t raise the sales tax…yet.
  • Eric runs through the alphabet for examples of successful first-initial people.
  • Marshall Manson reviews the Newseum. Paging Ms. Favazza. Paging Katie Favazza. I do believe you owe us a review.
  • Jib has this weekend’s presstitute folly. I’m the king of the run-on sentence, but what The Capital Times put up is beyond belief. I guess all the copy editors were fired when they went essentially web-only.
  • Emperor Misha I shows what happens when there is no such thing as a Bill of Rights. I wonder if seeing the video will make American presstitutes not be in such a rush to become like their European counterparts…nah.
  • JammieWearingFool found a disturbing new trend; people who are adopting “Hussein” as their middle name. Why? They want to be like Barack Hussein Obama. Bad decision.
  • Owen discovered that the Jim Geraghty Maxim also applies to Obama’s words on taxes. Unfortunately, the curdling exposed an even more-liberal view. As I am fond of saying, the past is an indication of future performance.
  • Janet Evans marvels at the 52 Chinese who refused to leave a plane after the flight was cancelled. And we gave Beijing (the city where the plane was sitting) the Olympics this year?
  • Elliot (and commenters) explode the “War is not the answer” line of Bravo Sierra.
  • Vivian Lee saw the best bumper sticker ever.
  • Rich Horton has today’s European PC Death Watch episode. Kids no longer have control over who they invite to their birthday parties.
  • Patrick dips into the history well for a few choice quotes from the Founding Fathers regarding the 2nd Amendment.

Time for some biscuits and gravy. Hopefully when I get home, the bunker won’t have blown away.

June 28, 2008

The Morning Scramble – 6/28/2008

by @ 7:35. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

I have to tip my cap to Don Smiley; the Summerfest lineup looks soooo good on paper…

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Yes, it’s the weekend. Normally that would stop me in my tracks, but let’s roll on:

  • Jim Hoft opens fire on Barack Obama. Remember what I said about past performance.
  • Jim Geraghty jumps all over Obama’s failed privatization of low-income housing. The trouble actually was hiring a bunch of contributor slumlords like property-purchase-partner Tony Rezko, not the privatization (Cabrini Green rings a warning bell).
  • Jed calls the food menu in Denver for the ‘Rat convention an “Epic FAIL!”
  • Lawhawk catches Matt Drudge diving into the tank on gas prices. I will note that Drudge doesn’t take his own pictures, but choosing one that has only racing fuels on it is, at the least, misleading.
  • E.M. Zanotti laughs at Michigan’s latest attempt to use government subsidies to try to bail itself out of a business crisis mostly of its own making; wood-chips-to-ethanol.

June 27, 2008

Meeting of the Morons – prelude

by @ 21:40. Filed under Miscellaneous.

Yep, tonight was just the prelude. Due to various issues, I was the only one to make it to eastern Michigan today, and to the abode of one Lemur King and family. LM and family are the prototypical family, great husband and wife, two wonderful young children, and one incredibly-friendly cat (which I’m surprisingly not allergic to). The food lineup changed just a bit from the Indonesian fried rice LM had planned, to a Korean dish called Jae Jaeng Myun. I wholeheartedly approve, but then again, I like spicy.

The trip in for me was horrid. The “fun” began right at the Wisconsin-Illinois border with the reconstruction and expansion of the Tri-State (note to the DOT; Illinois is not making it 8 lanes north of Rosecrans). The Edens was horrid close to the Junction (with the Kennedy). The Skyway, as always, sucked at the toll booth.

Then the real fun began once I rejoined I-94 in Indiana. The Indiana DOT and its contractors chose today to do the actual repaving of the inside lanes, so the left lane was narrowed for a bunch of miles. That helped create a rather long stretch of stop-and-go. Michigan had its share of construction as well, along with a lot of state police. The good news is they’ll basically let you do 10 over, and outside the construction zones, the speed limit’s 70.

I’m pretty much toast since it’s 10:38 here. Tomorrow’s BBQ day.

The Morning Scramble – 6/27/2008

by @ 0:01. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

The From the Frontlines webathon was a smashing success. They wanted $500,000; thanks to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, and everybody who donated, they got $1,055,719 as they went off the air. Bravo Zulu! Just as a reminder, the donation window is open until July 2.

It’s fitting, yet sad that Rush is at Summerfest tonight; I’ve been looking for a good time to break this one out, and a trip out of Milwaukee is as good of time as any…

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This is going to be a bit abbreviated because I’m actually putting it together just before midnight, and I’m putting it up right at midnight.

  • Karl reminds us that another conservative victory came out of SCOTUS; the axing of the “Millionares’ Amendment”.
  • The Vintage One caught Reuters projecting their hatred of hunting on Justice Antonin Scalia. Score another point in the book for the Italian.
  • Curt found something disturbing in the Heller decision. Honestly, if the Lawgivers-In-Black ever get a solid majority on SCOTUS instead of relying on the coin flip that’s Anthony Kennedy, the presence or absence of that phrase won’t matter a bit; they just make it up anyway.
  • Marshall Manson and the other two denziens of On Tap say that it was actually Roberts’ majority.
  • Speaking of Jim Geraghty, he reports the NRA is going after Chicago’s handgun ban. Stay on target. Stay on target!
  • Uncle Jimbo smacks down the L-I-B.
  • Robert found a pic of the Justices that explains a lot.
  • Teresa notes how far Obama has moved since 2000 on foreign policy. Of course, I don’t necessarily consider adopting the Algore/Joe Lieberman standard a sign of maturity, but retreat-and-defeat is still worse.
  • Jessi has the Obamination cartoon of the day.
  • William Teach has half a cheer for Obama on the UN-Fairness Doctrine. Just remember Geraghty’s Maxim – every Obama statement has an expiration date.
  • Dad29 chalks up another cure for adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells have yet to get on the board, but don’t expect the Culture of Death™ to stop trying killing.
  • Fred Keller has the top 10 reasons to support ANWR development. Paging Mr. McCain. Paging Mr. Sensenbrenner. Please pick up the diamond-tipped drill.

Unless I pop pack in here in the am, the next time you’ll hear from me, I’ll be on Michigan time.

June 26, 2008

Actually, it’s more of a guideline than a rule…

by @ 15:08. Filed under Guns.

Said Peter Veckman in Ghost Busters as his conscience fought his libido over whether to take advantage of a possessed Dana or allow his chivalrous side to rule. Eventually, Bill Murray realized that rules were in fact rules and went on to save Sigourney Weaver.

Nancy Pelosi must be a Ghost Busters fan as she makes the “Actually, it’s more of a guideline than a rule…” argument with regards to today’s Supreme Court’s ruling on handguns.

From TheHill.com

Pelosi Says D.C. Should Continue Gun Regulation
@ 12:29 pm by Andy Barr
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says that despite the Supreme Court decision to strike down its gun ban, the District of Columbia will still be able to regulate firearms.

“I think it still allows the District of Columbia to come forward with a law that’s less pervasive,” Pelosi said at her weekly briefing Thursday. “I think the court left a lot of room to run in terms of concealed weapons and guns near schools.”

While Justice Scalia may not have been as inclusive in his opinion as some would have liked, especially in the area of conceal and carry, there is no doubt that his opinion addresses the Framers inclination that gun ownership was desired for self defense. As opposed to Justice Scalia’s direct understanding of the Constitutional right to self defense, Nancy uses the “The Constitution is more of a guideline” argument by trotting back out her hope that there would still be ability for the DC to implement conceal and carry restrictions.

I have to admit that I’m torn by the possibilities of Nancy’s thinking. On the one hand I’m clearly not in favor of abridging and constitutional rights for any citizen who has the capability of rational thought and has not been previously found to abuse the right. On the other hand, it will be interesting to see Nancy is able to get the courts to agree that even Constitutional rights can be limited by putting the good of the public over that of the individual. If she is able to move the courts that way, perhaps we reopen that nasty Roe vs. Wade thingy and see if perhaps the imagined “Constitutional rights” that exist there could be abridged for the benefit of the public over the individual?

Roll bloat – taking my vitamins

by @ 11:36. Filed under The Blog.

How long have I been blogging? How long have I been a Moron? Then how did I manage to not have protein wisdom on the roll before now? Mea culpa maxima.

Heller affirmed

by @ 9:19. Filed under Guns.

Word from SCOTUSblog is that Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion in the 5-4 split striking down DC’s gun bans and affirming an individual right under the 2nd Amendment, with Breyer writing a main dissent and an unknown Justice writing a concurring dissent.

When they have the opinion, I’ll have the link to it.

Revisions/extensions (9:27 am 6/26/2008) – They have the opinion. I’m going through it as soon as I hit “save”.

R&E parts 2 and 3 (10:59 am and 11:08 am 6/26/2008) – Scalia’s opinion is mostly a thing of beauty. There are a couple of quibbles regarding too much deference given to bad precedent, but considering we were but a Kennedy away from no gun rights outside of the auspices of a government organization, I’ll take it. Indeed, Heller is part of a government organization and was seeking to extend his “militia” right to his private residence.

Also, Chris, the BBA Master of Arms, is now taking suggestions for a date to hold a BBA shoot in honor of Heller.

The Morning Scramble/Open Thread Thursday – 6/26/2008

It’s Summerfest time, so I’ll be dipping into that lineup the next 11 days (I’ll probably throw something together for the weekends, which ought to be fun this weekend since I’ll be at the Meeting of the Morons)…

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  • Don’t forget; the From the Frontlines webathon begins at 3 pm today over on Ustream, Michelle Malkin’s place and Hot Air. Michelle wants the MM.com/HA.com regulars to (collectively) match Sean Hannity’s $15,000 donation. Since I’m one, I chose the “Goodies From Home Squad Pack”.
  • I’m trying not to do too much Obamination today. However, there’s a couple of items I do have to note. Jim Geraghty found yet another Barack Obama statement with an expiration date, this time on the constitutionality of DC’s gun ban.
  • Emperor Misha I and Mrs. M-ITT, Imperial Sniper present another Obamination Express Photoshop. I know, Jim told me that it could get overused, but this one is sooooo good.
  • Wordsmith provides the photographic evidence of past character of Obama and John McCain. I’ve always been a believer in the past being an indication of future perforance.
  • Remember that approval of the Indiana BP refinery from yesterday’s Scramble? Ace notes Obama doesn’t want the Canadian oil. Of course, Obama also would like higher gas prices…as long as government gets the additional money, so it fits.
  • Plebian presents the McCain Cabinet.
  • William Teach points out Nancy Pelosi LOVES the UN-Fairness Doctrine (the pic that’s part of the post may or may not be safe for work, but I like it).
  • The Vintage One says, “Buy Mopar; they’re offering mobile wireless internet.” Don’t let me catch you surfing here while driving (if you can prove you’re a passenger, it’s all good, though).
  • Russ delivers the Top Ten Probable Findings In The Heller Decision.
  • Moron Pundit has a SCOTUS Haiku contest. I must stress that this one is NSFW, so click at your own discretion.
  • Back to oil; Jim Hoft tells what a willingness to produce and sell oil will do for a country.
  • I knew I forgot somebody. The Focusing Brad V has an idea on what to sell grain to OPEC for.

June 25, 2008

From The Front Lines – tomorrow

by @ 16:42. Filed under Military.

Hot Air will be hosting a very special 8-hour event tomorrow to raise enough money for the largest-ever care package shipment to the troops. The fun starts at 3 pm (conveniently right after the Ed Morrissey Show), and as the poster says, there will be a star-studded lineup.

Do be there.

Revisions/extensions (5:22 pm 6/25/2008) – Sorry about the HTML foul-up.

McCain, RNC to curtail anti-vote fraud efforts

by @ 16:19. Filed under Elections, Politics - National.

(H/T – DrewM)

Marc Ambinder broke the news that Team McCain McShame/RNC RAT Lite will be curtailing the anti-vote fraud efforts this year. Why? From Marc…

Sources with direct knowledge of the coordinated Republican effort this year say that high-ranking Republicans, including some within McCain’s campaign, are convinced that GOP efforts in 2004 were damaging.

Obviously. We don’t have President Flipper, and it took the DhimmiRATs until 2006 to get a majority in either House of Congress.

I do believe the operative phrase is FUCK THEM ALL!

WI GOP – Feingold’s PAC rewards Al Franken rape humor with $5,000

From the Republican Party of Wisconsin –

MADISON – Republican Party of Wisconsin Spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski issued the following statement regarding the donation from Senator Russ Feingold’s Progressive Patriots Fund to Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken. Franken’s campaign won Feingold’s "Pick A Progressive Patriot" contest and will receive a $5,000 contribution.

"As someone who has sponsored a Senate Resolution raising awareness of sexual assaults on college campuses, we are shocked and outraged to learn that Feingold’s PAC would donate $5,000 to Al Franken, who is under fire in Minnesota for joking about drugging and raping news personality Leslie Stahl. Feingold says his PAC is "˜dedicated to promoting a progressive reform agenda,’ so we want to know where joking about drugging and raping women fit in the "˜progressive reform agenda.’ Feingold should ask that the contribution be returned to him as Al Franken’s sick and twisted humor is clearly out of line with Wisconsin values."

"The Progressive Patriots Fund is dedicated to promoting a progressive reform agenda and supporting candidates across the country. – Senator Russ Feingold" (Progressive Patriots Fund website, http://www.progressivepatriotsfund.com/, accessed June 25, 2008)

Feingold Sponsors Resolution Raising Awareness Of Sexual Assaults On College Campuses. "[Security On Campus, Inc.]‘s efforts to improve campus safety got an important boost this week when the U.S. Senate took action to recognize September as the first ever National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Senate Resolution 221 "˜supporting the goals and ideals of "˜National Campus Safety Awareness Month” was passed unanimously Wednesday evening. "˜Raising awareness of the need for safety on college campuses should be a priority for all of us, particularly as freshman across the country are starting their college careers,’ said U.S. Senator Russ Feingold the sponsor of the campus safety month resolution." (Security On Campus, Inc. press release, http://www.securityoncampus.org/reporters/releases/09162005.pdf)

Al Franken Wins "Pick A Progressive Patriot" Contest, Wins $5,000. "A big thank you to everyone who voted for Al in the "˜Pick A Progressive Patriot’ contest. Because of you, that’s another $5000 in the bank as we wrap up this financial quarter! Our finance staff would be writing this themselves, but they’re pretty busy right now raising money (help them out and vote before June 25th for Al to receive the support of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s PAC for a Change!)" (Al Franken for Senate blog, http://blog.alfranken.com/2008/06/24/russ-feingolds-newest-progressive-patriot/, accessed June 25, 2008)

Franken Under Fire For Skit Idea That Included Rape Of "60 Minutes" Anchor Leslie Stahl. "In the 1995 New York magazine profile of "˜Saturday Night Live,’ [Al] Franken is described among a group of show writers sounding out a possible parody of Andy Rooney centered on a sedative pill bottle found in the "˜60 Minutes’ essayist’s desk. Franken and fellow writers Norm MacDonald and Jim Downey kick around fictional Rooney responses to the discovery of the bottle. The article quotes Franken putting an edgy twist on the discussion, saying in a Rooney voice: "˜And ‘I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then when Lesley’s passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out I put her in various positions and take pictures of her.’" (Brian Bakst, "GOP blasts Franken over quotes in ’95 article," Associated Press, June 5, 2008)

Feminist Leader Steps Down Over Franken Endorsement. "Mari Urness Pokornowski of Cokato, president of the DFL Feminist Caucus, resigned Saturday when she learned that her group had endorsed Franken. As a mother and former teacher, she said, she didn’t see how Franken’s writings represented rural Minnesota values. The endorsement, she said, "˜was a choice made by the caucus, and once that decision is made, you have to make a choice where you stand, For me, my decision was to step down.’" (Patricia Lopez and Kevin Duchschere, "Franken sweeps to endorsement," Star Tribune, June 8, 2008)

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Brilliance, Russ. Sheer, unadulterated brilliance!

New player in the Waffle Game – Russ Feingold

(H/T – Ed Morrissey)

Wisconsin’s own embarrassment, Russ Feingold, has fully flip-flopped on filibustering the FISA compromise reached by the White House and Congress.

Feingold when the compromise was reached (via WisPolitics):

"The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation. The House and Senate should not be taking up this bill, which effectively guarantees immunity for telecom companies alleged to have participated in the President’s illegal program,….”

Feingold on Tuesday as reported by the Green Bay Press-Gazette:

Feingold said he and other Senate opponents won’t try to stop the vote, but they “won’t allow it to pass quickly.”

Instead, Feingold, D-Wis., told an audience at the New America Foundation that he plans to highlight the bill’s flaws in floor speeches.

Feingold yesterday per the Huffington Post:

“This is a deeply flawed bill, which does nothing more than offer retroactive immunity by another name. We strongly urge our colleagues to reject this so-called "˜compromise’ legislation and oppose any efforts to consider this bill in its current form. We will oppose efforts to end debate on this bill as long as it provides retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies that may have participated in the President’s warrantless wiretapping program, and as long as it fails to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans.” (emphasis added)

I wonder if Feingold remembers what happened to the last liberal ‘Rat who told his home-state constituents one thing and did the exact opposite. Does Tom Daschle ring a bell? Hopefully the Wisconsin GOP will finally have its act together by 2010.

The Morning Scramble – 6/25/2008

by @ 9:46. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

In honor of ex-Milwaukee alderman Michael McGee/Jackson Jr, freshly convicted of 9 federal felonies, I present some more AC/DC (hopefully the alderthug doesn’t get any ideas of a jailbreak; they tend to end badly)… R&E (9:53 am 6/25/2008) – D’OH! I grabbed the wrong song.

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  • I was going to go straight to the Obamination Watch, but there is a thing or two I need to highlight first. Warner Todd Huston asks, “What for a blog?” If you read but one thing today, read that.
  • Uncle Jimbo has the details on a fundraiser the American Hitmen are doing in Utah this weekend. Even if you can’t make it, do hit the donation page.
  • Now, the Obamination Watch. I almost went with “Big Balls” from AC/DC because a certain bit of lyrics matches up so well with the actions of Barack Obama. Mike notes that Obama lied and lied again.
  • Plebian noticed Eric Holder entered the FBI’s Advisor Protection Program to avoid that bus (or at least Holder would have if there were such a thing). If your name is on his friends list,…
  • Enough joking around; Ed Morrissey has the latest group to go under the Obamination Express; Muslims. …(H)e’ll surely throw you under.
  • Jim Geraghty noticed that town hall meetings are well and truly under the wheels. Everybody says he’s got a great bus of fire.
  • Dick Morris and Eileen McGann ask, “Is Barack Obama Teflon?” Mary has my answer.
  • John McAdams found another unsavory character supporting Obama.
  • Josh Schroeder presents the Obamination/Dobson fruitcake constitution.
  • Headless Blogger found that no-energy BANANAs are on that fruitcake.
  • Stephan Tawney found yet another loaded Obamination poll, this time on the Left Coast.
  • John Hawkins notes Obama’s supporters are reaching out to the soon-to-be-convicted and the ex-cons. They’re juuuuust a bit late with McGee/Jackson.
  • Charles Johnson kicked up Seal-Gate Ver. 2.0. What the Obamination Machine is doing may be subliminal, but it isn’t subtle.
  • Second dose of Geraghty (just because I can, and because he’s on the Ed Morrissey Show today as he is just about every Wednesday); he compares the Obamination v McCainiac campaign to Mac vs PC (did I mention he’s not an Apple guy?).
  • JammieWearingFool notes Obama’s tepid call for a delay in the Zimbabwe presidential runoff election. Bonus coverage; a commenter on the thread remembers that it was the Peanut Farmer that gave us dictator-for-life Robert Mugabe.
  • Leslie Carbone relays Baby Max’s mother’s answer to Momma’s Boy Alex’s momma.
  • The gang at IBD says, “Know them (Obama and John McCain) by their endorsements.” I’ll add, “Know why despots are endorsing those they are endorsing.”
  • Okay; it’s time for the rest of the Scramble. Allahpundit found some discontent with the Next Anointed One in the GOP.
  • Sean Hackbarth has the pitch that Paul Ryan (my Congresscritter, and outside of southeast Wisconsin and some conservative circles, not the Next Anointed One in the GOP) delivered to a bunch of conservative bloggers yesterday. For the life of me, I don’t know why he’s not considered the future of the GOP.
  • Michelle Malkin and the voters in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District told pro-shamnesty incumbent Pubbie Chris Cannon, “DLTDHYOTWO!”
  • Amanda Carpenter notes the home-buyers’ home-lenders’ bailout program was written by the banks…and La Raza. Bonus coverage (which I am too busy to source right now, or as AP would say, “Too good to check!”); in exchange for participating in the bailout, the homeowners will be agreeing to give the feds a cut of the eventual sale price of their homes.
  • Trail-Mix distills the purpose of Gorebal “Warming”. Do remember that the Greens in Europe were financed by the Soviet Union back in the day.
  • Van Helsing says the faux Amazon find perfectly summarizes the liberal point of view. After all, for them, it’s not by any means necessary, but by every means possible, especially if it’s falsified.
  • Sister Toldjah delivers the latest in moonbattery from the Left Coast.
  • Donna Martinez caught an Orange (N.C.) Coutny Commissioner admitting they’re making taxes unaffordable for the average resident. Of course, his “solution” isn’t to actually cut the tax take.
  • Staying with taxes, McQ notes New York is trying every dirty-pool trick in the book to stay the #1 tax hell. Hopefully Doyle and the rest of Wisconsin’s ‘Rats aren’t paying attention.
  • Dad29 delivers the Quote of the Day from an ex-Boston mayor. Very true.
  • GayPatriotWest asks what HRC has done lately. No, not Clinton, though the answer applies to her as well; the Human Rights Campaign.
  • Eric interviews Harry Reid.
  • Kate delivers the Congressional energy “policy” in pictures.
  • Meanwhile, Tom McMahon 4-Blocks the ethanol-vs-oil debate.
  • The energy news isn’t all bad; HeatherRadish delivers the good news that the BP refinery in northwest Indiana (one of only two that produces the very-special Milwaukee/Chicago blend of Algore-Whitman Memorial RFG) has the final federal approval to expand production to better handle Canadian oil.
  • J. Gravelle tells the rioters looking for a federal handout the other day here in Milwaukee, “Ask not what the country can do for you….”
  • James T. Harris says to those same rioters; “Food crisis? More like integrity and dignity crisis.”
  • Caledonia Unplugged has the study that the Wisconsin Taxpayers’ Alliance did for supporters of the divorce of Caledonia from Racine Unified.
  • CDR Salamander highlights a new book worth reading, One Minute to Midnight. We were even closer to World War III in the Cuban Missile Crisis than we thought.

June 24, 2008

I-94 soon to be back to 2 lanes each direction at the Rock/Crawfish Rivers

by @ 16:15. Filed under Miscellaneous.

JSOnline’s DayWatch reports the potentially-good news. The water levels on the Rock and Crawfish Rivers are dropping, and the DOT will be able to examine the closed westbound bridges for damage. If there is none, the crossovers built to get westbound traffic onto one of the eastbound lanes and avoid the very-lengthy detour on Hwy. 83, I-43 and I-39/90 will be shut down and traffic will get to use both lanes each way.

DOT spokesman Dennis Shook (my Waukesha readers can tell you stories about him) had a, shall we say, interesting quote on the crossover: “Even though they are going slow, people are happy they are able to travel westbound at all. Five or 10 miles an hour on the crossover is better than getting detoured all the way down to Beloit.” It is a matter of perspective and timing. If one avoids the Hwy. 83 portion of the old detour, I’d rather be doing 70 or so down 43 and 90 than doing 5-10 mph on the 5-mile crossover and the couple miles leading up to the crossover. That said, if I don’t have to be there during the crunch times, I’d rather have that crossover.

Now in Bus & Driver – using donors as wheel grease

by @ 15:38. Filed under Politics - National.


Photoshop from Geepers of LGF via lawhawk

Jim Geraghty found an ancient bus-tossing incident in Barack Obama’s second book, The Audacity of Hope. Quoting from the book:

Increasingly, I found myself spending time with people of means – law firm partners and investment bankers, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists. As a rule, they were smart,interesting people, knowledgeable about public policy, liberal in their politics, expecting nothing more than a hearing of their opinions in exchange for checks. But they reflected, almost uniformly, the perspectives of their class; the top 1 percent or so of the income scale that can afford to write a $2,000 check to a political candidate. They believed in the free market and an educational meritocracy; they found it hard to imagine that there might be any social ill that could not be cured with a high SAT score. They had no patience with protectionism, found unions troublesome, and were not particularly sympathetic to those whose lives were upended by movements of global capital. Most were adamantly prochoice and were vaguely suspicious of deep religious sentiment…

I know that as a consequence of my fund-raising I became more like the wealthy donors I met, in the very particular sense that I spent more and more of my time above the fray, outside the world of immediate hunger, disappointment, fear, irrationality, and frequent hardship of the other 99 percent of the population – that is, the people I’d entered public life to serve.

While Jim focuses on what Obama thinks of those donors, I’ll point out that they’re using Obama and his friends to keep the numbers of those that can afford the $2,000 (now adjusted for inflation) donations to the absolute minimum. After all, some animals are more equal than others, even though the grease is the same.

Blog ‘N Grog – tonight

by @ 12:00. Filed under Miscellaneous.

This is the Emergency Blogging System. It has been activated because Blog ‘N Grog over at Neighbor’s Bistro and Pub (260 W Main St in Waukesha – Google Map for those who need help to find their way in) will begin at 7 pm tonight.

Don’t be afraid of Downtown Waukesha; it’s actually easy to get around.

Roll bloat – Groggy edition

by @ 11:57. Filed under Miscellaneous.

Sancho, the man behind the Blog ‘N Grogs (there’s one tonight), put up a new blog, A little off Main. Hence, it got added to the ever-bloated roll.

Jim Geraghty – All Obama Promises Expire

by @ 11:05. Filed under Politics - National.

The latest proof of the Jim Geraghty Maxim – Obama flip-flops on filibustering any bill that gives the telecoms retroactive immunity.

Folks, remember the words of The Indispensible One – “All Barack Obama statements come with an expiration date. All of them.” It’s just a matter of figuring out when a particular utterance curdles and sours.

“Snagged”? More like “Caught Not Teaching Properly”.

by @ 10:55. Filed under Education, Presstitute Follies.

The former word is the lede in this JSOnline DayWatch article on the growing number of schools and school districts that simply refuse to teach to a minimum standard, including Milwaukee Public Schools and Racine Unified. It’s a word that one would expect from WEAC and MTA, not a news organization that supposedly is interested in proper education.

I do have issues with the federal government having to lay down the law, but it’s painfully obvious that nobody in Wisconsin has the balls to hold MPS and RUSD accountable for creating uneducated dolts.

The Morning Scramble – 6/24/2008

by @ 10:09. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

I have to thank Kevin Fischer for picking today’s song…

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  • Slublog and his wife just had a daughter. Congratulations.
  • Ace notes even most of Californians support more off-shore drilling. I wonder if the bipartisan Party-In-Government in DC is listening.
  • McQ explains why there are “inactive” oil leases.
  • Uncle Jimbo summarized the letter that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote to Dingy Harry Reid.
  • Trail-Mix asks a pertinent question; “Is America willing to pay an additional $3,333 for every man, woman and child in the country for Barack Obama’s spending?” I can sum up my personal answer in two letters – NO!
  • Bill Quick asks, “Who is in charge of the Obamination Campaign, Obama or Keith Ellison, the first openly-Islamic Congresscritter?”
  • Jim Lynch is running a Obamination Seal caption contest. Do drive him over 100,000 visitors today.
  • Headless Blogger found an apt comparison between Obama and a Groucho Marx character. Hello, Rufus T. Obama.
  • Plebian takes a cartoonish look at an Obamination Cabinet. I do say that it’s probably more truthful than any analysis the presstitutes would offer.
  • William Teach is shocked, SHOCKED that the liberals who profess to love direct democracy so much feel so strongly about denying the will of the people, they’re headed to court to preserve California’s court-ordered homosex marriages against a constitutional amendment proposition.
  • Ed Morrissey found a no-talent hack whose sole qualification for editorial cartoonist is that he is a moonbat in full moonbat flight.
  • Sean M. provides today’s example of why The News Organization That Cannot Be Quoted™ doesn’t want to be quoted. Well, somebody has to be the copy editor, and with all the cutbacks at crAP and elsewhere, we bloggers are willing to do it. Of course, we’ll probably be sarcastic about it, but that’s our style.
  • Second dose of Ed; he eviscerates the Useless Nitwit…er, United Nations over their failure to do anything substantive regarding Zimbabwe. Those of you who remember yesterday’s Scramble remember lawhawk noted that the UN failed the opposition after said opposition put their faith in them.
  • Speaking of lawhawk, he notes it didn’t take long for Hamas to break its hudna.
  • Deebow was part of an op that snagged a Taliban honcho (#11 on the most-wanted list, to be exact). Bravo Zulu, and thank you.
  • Jim Hoft notes that Iraq will take control of two more provinces on Saturday, including Anbar. Still think we’re losing, Rats?
  • Scott found confirmation that a pre-war Al Qaeda camp in Iraq had biological weapons courtesy the government of Iraq (i.e. Saddam Hussein).
  • In the bad news department, Zip says the fallout from Boumediene is beginning with an Appeals Court demand that a Chinese Muslim guest of Club Gitmo be released or transfered. I say, return him to Red China.
  • JammieWearingFool found the Malay Muslims aren’t as “moderate” as they claim. They want no lipstick or high heels for the women.
  • Owen questions another no-bid flood-related contract, this one to repair Lake Delton.
  • Josh Schroeder has another reason to drive stick; it’s harder to steal. I wonder if he noticed the vast majority of those I asked about their stick-driving skills a while back claimed they could.
  • James Wigderson issued an Air Quality Index alert for dangerously-high levels of mosquitoes.

June 23, 2008

Obama clubs baby seal under the bus

by @ 19:25. Filed under Politics - National.

Now, who do I give the hat tip to? I’ll go with Allahpundit. It’s a shame I missed out on Photoshopping the Obamination Seal, because it just got itself clubbed under the bus.

Let’s see if my feed has the non Cliff-Notes’ version of the history of the clubbing:

William Teach jumped the gun just a bit on the 19th with a Pooh pop-gun.
Matt Lewis broke the news Friday afternoon.
Ace released the hounds (or more-specifically, Slublog).
John McCormack wondered if it was illegal.
William Teach (with not 1, not 2, not even 3, but a 4-post special), Jim Lynch, Jim Hoft, B.C. the Imperial Torturer, and Mondoreb, among others, had a lot of fun.

Just as a reminder to those Photoshop geniuses, lawhawk is still looking for a cover illustration for Bus and Driver.

The Morning Scramble – 6/23/2008

by @ 10:15. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

I’m just hanging on until Blog ‘N Grog tomorrow and the Meeting of the Morons this weekend…

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  • Happy 2nd Blogiversary, Trail-Mix.
  • One more light thing before we go into the heavy stuff; TexasFred has the Alabama preacher joke of the day.
  • Stephan Tawney says The Fred! is supposedly going to vet judicial nominees for John McCain. It’s a step in the right direction.
  • Why? Just read Fred Thompson’s two-site smackdown of Boumediene.
  • Of course, it isn’t all good news on the McCain Watch; James T. Harris is having a nightmare over McCain’s $300 million battery search.
  • Jim Hoft notes the Iraqis are saying there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, specifically second-in-command Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
  • John Adams wonders why the Jefferson Super WalMart is able to sell alcohol without marauding drunks and pillaging rumpbots. Simple; there’s no UW party school campus at Jefferson.
  • Sean M. has the perfect accessories for the AoSHQ lifestyle, ones that they’re probably using in Jefferson to disguise the marauding and pillaging.
  • Jim Hoft notes that we Morons have a LOT of catching up to do to match the Nutroots’ use of the late George Carlin’s 7 Words.
  • Lawhawk mourns the penultimate act of Zimbabwe’s death-by-dictator (in the form of Robert Mugabe), the withdrawal from political life of the only major opposition after repeated violence by those loyal to Mugabe. Bonus; the UN failed the opposition.
  • Wordsmith asks, “Can it git mo’ crazy than this?” As Stone Cold Steve Austin used to say, “If you think it can, give me a ‘Hell Yeah!'”
  • Owen finds BadgerCare Plus $78 million in the hole. Even after it was raided to the tune of $60 million by Doyle and the Legislature, that’s still a large shortfall from the folks that would be running Healthy (and Depopulated) Wisconsin.
  • No Wonder Why crAP Doesn’t Want to be Quoted, Part I – Gaius caught the news wire organization that shall not be quoted giving the nickname “Big Muddy” to the wrong river. The funny thing is, the lower Mississippi River becomes muddy only once Big Muddy (the Missouri River) runs into it.
  • No Wonder Why crAP Doesn’t Want to be Quoted, Part II – Fausta caught the news wire organization that shall not be quoted providing the unattributed Marxist spin to Hugo Chavez’ nationalization of Venezuela’s mining industry.
  • More Presstitute Follies – Allahpundit caught the New Sedition Slim…er, New York Times (or was I right the first time) revealing the name of KSM’s chief interrogator against the wishes of that person and the CIA. All the secrets fit to leak….
  • JihadGene has today’s TV schedule; nothing but tributes to Tim Russert.
  • JammieWearingFool found a ‘Rat who is having a bit of a problem donating back to the party.
  • J. Gravelle runs the numbers on Rep. Gwen Moore’s salary.
  • Robert notes the ‘Rat Congress delivered on every bad thing we on the right said they’d deliver on. By the way, that deliverance resulted in record low approval ratings for Congress.
  • Finally, onto the Obamination portion of the Scramble. In today’s issue of Bus and Driver, Lawhawk notes Barack Obama has tossed the left under the bus twice. Speaking of B&D, I know a couple of you are good with Photoshop; lawhawk would appreciate it if someone could whip up a Photoshop with the latest seal on the cover.
  • See-dubya is gleeful (well, not really) that Obama has wrapped up the clean sweep of dictator endorsements with Krazy Kim Jong-Il’s.
  • Kate has not one, but two doses of Obamarama cartoons.
  • Ed Morrissey notes Bill Clinton isn’t feeling the unity yet.
  • Jim Geraghty notes Obama isn’t as good with the “get over it” line as Bill was.
  • PJ-Comix delivers The Funny to the growing sense of doom and buyers’ remorse amongst the nutroots.
  • The Liberty Brian found the same sense of doom and buyers’ remorse amonst the Europeans. Guess getting the clean sweep amongst dictators has consequences, especially since Iran is eyeing up Eurabia.
  • Robert puts Obama in his own words.
  • William Teach found Obama drinking the Corn-a-Hole Kool Aid.
  • Todd Lohenry has the Obama joke of the day.

Don’t forget to tune in tonight to Blogs4Bauer for the Strike Substitute finale.

Doyle is hanging onto the cash

by @ 9:12. Filed under Politics - Wisconsin.

(H/T – Todd Lohenry)

Those of you lefties who defended Jim “Craps” Doyle (WEAC/Potawatomi-For Sale) are probably going to be cheering his decision to hang onto all of the cash he got from his waterlogged annual golf outing. For the record, here’s the results of the poll I had up in the wake of the flood-damaged decision to go on with the golf outing even as waters continued to rise throughout south-central and southwest Wisconsin…

Should/will Gov. Doyle donate the proceeds of his golf outing fundraiser to flood relief?

Up to 1 answer(s) was/were allowed

  • He should, but he'll hang onto all the money. (53%, 17 Vote(s))
  • He shouldn't, and won't donate any of the money. (25%, 8 Vote(s))
  • He should, and he will donate all of the money. (9%, 3 Vote(s))
  • He shouldn't, but will donate at least some of the money. (9%, 3 Vote(s))
  • He should, and he will donate some of the money. (4%, 1 Vote(s))

Total Voters: 32

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