No Runny Eggs

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September 5, 2012

DemocRATs – We like being property of government

I wasn’t going to comment on a line from the DemocRAT National Convention’s opening video that said, “Government is the only thing we all belong to.” Then, an outfit called Revealing Politics decided to go out and ask delegates to the DemocRAT National Convention how it felt to belong to the government. I swear this video was not filmed in Pyongyang, even though the last time I saw something like it, it was:

February 23, 2011

Übermensch proves his “mental superiority” by assaulting a woman

Most of the others who have blogged about the assault on FreedomWorks employee and friend Tabitha Hale by a thug hired by the Communications Workers of America to “aggressively demonstrate” in front of FreedomWorks’ offices have focused on the call to violence by Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA). Allow me to take it a slightly-different direction. First, the video from Tabitha’s phone:


Note what the thug said just before he began his assault on Tabitha. History is replete with examples of those who believe themselves “mentally superior” also believing they have the right and duty to attack those they consider “mentally inferior”. One modern example was evident in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, where CBS correspondent Lara Logan was gang-raped. Another was evident in Madison on Saturday (see especially the second sign).

Update by Shoebox – “Taking a stand for Justice” – I’m hoping Tabitha pressing assault charges on this moron.  I can’t wait to see his appreciation of “justice” after this video is played in court.  It’s now beyond doubt and discussion that the left’s attempt to paint the tea party as violent is/was nothing more than a projection of themselves on a different political movement.  The left has shown themselves to be nothing but thugs and condoning of thuggary.

R&E part 2 (6:58 am 2/24/2011 – steveegg) – Tabitha provides the rest of the story of what happened outside FreedomWorks’ offices yesterday.

January 13, 2011

The “New Tone”, Wisconsin edition

You probably heard that, after five days of smearing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin with the mass shooting at a Rep. Gabrielle Giffords constituent event, death threats against Palin are at an all time high. The “kill the Republicans” theme has hit Wisconsin, as WTMJ-TV reports several Republican officials, from Governor Scott Walker to Senator Ron Johnson to state Senator Alberta Darling, were the targets of a threat posted on Craigslist earlier this week by someone blaming them for the mass shooting.

I’m sure it’s completely unrelated to the first version of a Democratic Party of Wisconsin bumper sticker featuring a bullet train driving into Walker’s head, complete with spurting-blood graphics.

November 24, 2010

Domestic enemies lists are coming back, TSA edition

Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover (not to mention Iosif Stalin and various other totalitarians) would be so proud of DHS head Janet Napolitano after she authored an internal DHS memo detailing how anybody who objects to the nekkid scan/crotch grab method of airline security would be put on a “domestic extremist” (DHS’s term, not mine) list. The Northeast Intelligence Network has the details, including how Teh Won fully-supports this.

I’m glad I’m not flying anytime soon, and I won’t be giving up Shoebox’s identity lest we have to reinstitute the Free Shoebox effort.

September 14, 2010

It’s For the Children!

While this is not strictly political, I can’t pass the opportunity to comment on this story:

Woman Has World’s Largest Breast Implants Removed

Yes, this woman is having her size M (as in “Mama Mia”) breast implants removed.

Shela Hershey’s story appears to be a tragic one. Because the US does not allow implants of the size that she wanted, she went to a foreign country to have them implanted. Since the implant, she has had a series of infections and other issues that have provided significant medical challenges for her. After three months of trying various medical procedures, Hershey made the decision to remove the implants; a decision that will likely save her life.

First, let me say that we should hold Ms. Hershey in prayer. While she has made a tragic mistake, she is attempting to correct it. The only difference between Ms. Hershey and myself, with regard to dumb decisions, is that mine have not come to the point of nearly costing my life.

That said, I find irony in the final quote from Ms. Hershey:

“I know it’s going to be a lot of pain on me because I love to have them, but I realize that my family comes first and I love my daughter and son and they come first. Even though I love to have huge breasts, I don’t know why, I just addicted to it; I’m going to try to live without it. Hopefully I will be done then and be happy and just running around with my kids! Just have my back life, my life back!,” says Hershey with a wistful smile. (emphasis mine)

Ms. Hershey has come to the conclusion that she needs the breast reduction because her children come first. I wonder where the children came into the decision when she decided to go to Brazil to have the life threatening implants? Were her children dancing around her screaming “Go mom go!” I doubt it! Rather than say “I did something stupid and need to change,” Ms. Hershey now hangs her children out as supremely important.

Ms. Hershey, your children and their well being are always of extreme importance! It would be better for you if you kept that in mind prior to making your next selfish decision!

It’s obvious that Ms. Hershey is a liberal. No, I’m not basing that on the likelihood of her career options with size M breasts. I’m basing that on her ability to ignore her children completely while making a selfish decision and than alternately using them as a replacement for taking accountability for said selfish decision. Ms. Hershey is so decidedly a liberal that she invokes their mantra; “It’s for the children!”

President Obama led the charge to create the highest deficits and debt levels this country has ever seen. he did so using language very similar to Ms. Hershey’s i.e. it wasn’t his fault, she was addicted and in his case, it was George Bush’s fault!. With the implications of the November elections becoming a clearer reality, he has changed his tune. Lately, President Obama has begun decrying the very same debt and deficit that he lead to create. In the past couple of weeks President Obama has begun talking about needing to reduce the debt. In explanation for his desire now, for debt reduction, President Obama talks about not leaving debt for future generations. In other words, like Ms. Hershey, President Obama is unable to take accountability for his own actions and instead claims, “It’s for the children!”

I wonder if there will be a day that President Obama will change his stance on abortion policy claiming it is “for the children?”

Oh, By the way Ms. Hershey, you talk about looking like a “housewife” as if you are settling for something less than optimal. Trust me, as a guy who has an eye for such things, and as a guy who knows plenty of guys who agree with him, there are plenty of “plain old housewives” who turn our heads and it has nothing to do with their breast size! Perhaps it requires a certain maturity but intelligence, confidence and a little biting humor are far more attractive than any set of enhanced glands. I trust you and your children will enjoy you being a “plain old mom.”

August 20, 2010

Friday Moronosphere read – Eddiebear’s “You want hate, I’ll give you hate”

by @ 17:04. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals.

Eddiebear unloads on the oh-so-“compasionate” left that wants to fuck over his daughter’s future. Needless to say, the post is most certainly NSFW as it has 32 f-bombs in the post and pleny more from us Morons in the comments. Instead of excerpting it, I give you the short version of “Casino”.


January 15, 2010

Friday Hot Read – John Hawkins’ “The Last Decade Of Liberalism In 40 Quotes”

by @ 9:44. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals.

This special from John Hawkins ties in so well with the NRE Dumbest Thing Said award. Just an unranked taste to whet your appetite…

“…I would further strongly urge Democrats who don’t believe marriage is between a man and a woman but who feel they ought to pretend to believe this in order to win elections (a plausible position) need to do a better job of pretending. I’ve heard a shockingly large number of politicians say things, in rooms where journalists are present, that make it perfectly clear that they think gay marriage is just fine but that the voters aren’t ready for it. That’s a sensible thing to believe, but you can’t go around saying it if you’re trying to win votes. If you’re going to lie, then lie — and lie convincingly!” — Matthew Yglesias

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.” — Rahm Emanuel

“It’s about time that we have an intifada in this country that changes fundamentally the political dynamics in here. And we know every — They’re gonna say some Palestinian being too radical — well, you haven’t seen radicalism yet.” — U.C. Berkeley Lecturer Hatem Bazian fires up the crowd at an anti-war rally by calling for an American intifada

Head on over to Right Wing News for where in the top 40 they rank, and for the rest of the infamous quotes.

July 30, 2008

…..But if You Paid me More!

by @ 5:17. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals.

In one of my business roles I was a marketing manager.   Part of my responsibility was to develop compensation plans that motivated our sales force to sell the right quantity and mix of products.   It was always a balancing act as I had to be accountable for marketing budgets i.e. I couldn’t just spend anything I wanted, but I still needed to find the right incentive points for our sales force.  

I remember on more than one occasion, talking with a sales director about a compensation plan and being told that the sales reps wouldn’t be able to sell what we wanted them to.   During the course of those discussions, the sales director would usually get around to telling me that if I paid the sales reps more they would perform better.   My typical response was questioning whether the issue was one of motivation i.e. they won’t do it unless they get paid more or one of ability i.e. they “can’t “do it unless they got paid more.   As you can imagine our sharp sales directors quickly saw that their attempt to increase payment had come back to either paint their abilities to manage their teams in a poor light.

I tell you this story because we have some of the same coming from some elected officials in Minnesota as a solution in how to ensure that bridge inspections are done properly.   In the Star and Tribune’s article titled:

DFLers want more frequent bridge inspections

(hey, I didn’t make this a partisan issue, the paper did), Sen. Jim Carlson amongst others, has determined that one of the things that will make bridges safer is to pay the engineers more.

I’ve got to ask Sen. Carlson the same question I asked my sales director….will increasing their pay get the engineers to do better inspections? If so, maybe we have the wrong inspectors or the wrong folks managing the inspectors.

Sen. Carlson and company have some other suggestions.

First, they want to ensure that every bridge in the state is inspected each year. Let me clarify that I’m all for safety. However, no matter how many times you inspect a bridge, stuff happens. In fact, based on what we know today, the 35W bridge collapse wasn’t due to an issue of not being inspected but what was being done with the information from at least some of the inspections along the way.

The NTSB has national standards for bridge inspections. Those standards call for inspections every two years with some being inspected annually and some going as long as four years. The inspection frequency is determined based on utilization, length, age and other factors of the bridge. Doesn’t that seem to make some sense? Think about it, a new bridge that is small and has minor traffic, does it really make sense to inspect those as frequently as a bridge that the 35W bridge that has high traffic, and is known to have problems?

Perhaps the most important paradigm shifting suggestion coming from Sen. Carlson and his supporters is to:

formally include safety in the department’s statutory mission

Wow, that should certainly improve inspections! I wonder what they thought the inspections were about before; to make sure no one had stolen a bridge?

July 23, 2008

Hot Air Tour location change

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Miller Park District, just like the Nashville Parks Department before them, bowed to the PC Gorebal “Warming” crowd and pulled the previously-approved permits to tether the Hot Air Tour balloon in Miller Park’s parking lot. Undeterred, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin will be holding the Hot Air Tour in the parking lot of AFP-WI, 1126 S. 70th St. in West Allis at 1:30 pm. We’re still on for the 2nd annual Taxpayer Tailgate in the parking lot at 3 pm, and the game at 6.

The balloon banned from Nashville and Milwaukee

Do click on the balloon (or here) to register if you haven’t already done so. The triple-play (the Hot Air Tour, the Taxpayer Tailgate and a game ticket) is $21, the Tour/Tailgate combo is $10, and the Tour is free (and now without even the cost of parking at Miller Park).

Scheduled to speak at the Hot Air Tour are:
– Vicki McKenna, WISN & WIBA
– Congressman James Sensenbrenner
– Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker
– State Representative and former WTMJ meteorologist Jim Ott
– AFP-WI State Director Mark Block
– AFP Director of Communcations Annie Patnaude
– Phil Williamson, Fight Back Wisconsin

One more housekeeping item; those of you who haven’t already done so, sign Phil Williamson’s petition to drill and refine in this country.

Also on the case – Owen and Capt. Karl.

July 19, 2008

More infamous thugs

by @ 11:20. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals, Thug Holloway.

Guess I must have missed the memo that a certain local lefty put out about “thug” being limited to a certain race. Funny thing is, Merriam-Webster also missed this, as their definition of “thug” is “a brutal ruffian or assassin”. I don’t seem to see any mention of race here, but Lee Holloway’s repeated use of physical violence against other members of the County Board qualifies him as a ruffian and thus a thug.

Since that local lefty seems to think that “thug” only applies to African-American gangsters, I decided to put together a small gallery of those that cannot be declared “thugs” anymore, at least if we listened to that local lefty instead of the fine folks that put together Merriam-Webster:

Eugene “Bull” Connor, racist who ordered the
Birmingham, Alabama Police and Fire Departments
to brutally break up civil rights demonstrations.

Members of the Birmingham, Alabama Police
Department, who used dogs and batons to
brutally break up aforementioned civil rights

Members of the Birmingham, Alabama Fire
Department, who used fire hoses to brutally
break up aforementioned civil rights

Salvatore “Sammy The Bull” Gravano, former
Mafia Underboss who killed at least 19 people.

Idi Amin Dada, former leader of Sudan who
oversaw the mass murder of hundreds of

Pol Pot, former leader of Cambodia who
oversaw the creation of the Killing Fields.

Adolf Hitler, former leader of Germany
who oversaw the creation of numerous
concentration camps and the near-
extermination of the Jews in Europe.

Iosif Stalin, former leader of the
Soviet Union who practiced his
“(T)he death of millions is a statistic”
quote many times over.

I think I’ll stick with Merrian-Webster. By the way, thanks for finishing my initiation into the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

July 9, 2008

Real Men of Genius, North Carolina edition

by @ 16:45. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals.

I was going to lead off tomorrow’s Scramble/Open Thread Thursday with this, but it’s just too good to keep you waiting until tomorrow.

Mary Katharine Ham gives the “Real Men of Genius” treatment to a gubmint drone who gave up his cushy government job rather than honor the request of North Carolina Governor Mike Easley (D) to fly the American and North Carolina flags at half-staff to honor the late Sen. Jesse Helms (R).

May 13, 2008

What the blooming bloom is going on in Bloomer?

by @ 14:45. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals, Education, Military.

(H/T – a semi-retired Cheddarsphere denzien)

I guess we can add Bloomer High School principal Brent Ashland, Bloomer School District Superintendent Doug Martin, and the majority of the Bloomer School Board, headed by president Joe Zeman to those whose patriotism we no longer need to question because they have none. Why? Allow me to recap the Chippewa Herald story I linked to:

– Bloomer High School senior Daniel Lingen finished his studies early so he could complete Marine Corps boot camp before the graduation ceremony on May 31.
– He requested permission from principal Brent Ashland to wear his soon-to-be-earned Marine dress blue uniform instead of the traditional cap-and-gown at said ceremony. Ashland, with no written policy to guide him, refused to allow this.
– His father, Charles Lingen, took his son’s case to the school board, after getting conflicting excuses for the refusal.
– On Monday, after what school board president Joe Zeman called weeks of discussion both among school board members and between school board members and the public, and after a snap decision to put this on the agenda the prior Friday and thus barely meet the requirements under the Open Meetings statutes, the school board adopted a cap-and-gown only policy written by superintendent Doug Martin. Of note, an attempt to carve out an exception for military dress uniforms died for a lack of a second to the motion offered by Ralph Bruxvoort.

The Chippewa Herald was thoughful enough to include a statement from the Bloomer School District. As you read it, note that there was no official uniform for graduation until after Daniel Lingen made his request and after the Bloomer School District spoke to their military representative:

The School District of Bloomer released the following statement Tuesday morning on the board’s decision:

It is the position of the School District of Bloomer that high school graduation, although it may hold different personal meaning for each individual, is a ceremony to recognize and honor students for their academic achievement in earning a Bloomer High School diploma.

Based on this, the Board of Education has determined that the appropriate attire for the Bloomer High School graduation ceremony will be the traditional cap and gown as selected by the Class of 2008.

In weighing this decision, the School Board and administration received input from individuals and groups on both sides of the issue, within and outside the community, including a representative of the U.S. Military. The military representative we talked with informed us that he understood our position because the military is all about uniformity; and if the uniform of a high school graduate is the cap and gown, all graduates should wear the cap and gown.

Unfortunately, there are some that will claim that by requiring graduates to wear the cap and gown, rather than their respective military uniform, that the district is somehow unpatriotic or unsupportive of those that serve our country. Drawing this conclusion is not an accurate assessment of the genuine appreciation felt by the individuals that comprise the School Board and administrative team.

The School Board and administration of the School District of Bloomer hold in highest regard the men and women who join and serve in our country’s military. We both respect and admire the sacrifices these individuals make to defend our national and individual freedom.

We are extremely grateful to our graduating students who choose to take this honorable path and, in recognition of that, there is time set aside during the Bloomer High School graduation program to acknowledge their commitment.

By adopting this official position only after it became an issue, and by at the least misleading that military representative what the official position of the school district was, I would say that deeming the school district is unpatriotic and unsupportive of the military is an accurate assessment.

April 11, 2008

“Hope” or same old “compassionate” Left?

(Major H/T – Fred)

If memory serves, Mary Katharine Ham has been hammering the operators of Huffington Post and Daily Kos for “less-than-civil” comments left on their sites on her weekly appearances on “The O’Reilly Factor”. I wonder where this little gem from Ejike Ofoemezie of Canton, Georgia on a blog hosted on Barack Obama’s official campaign site would fall on that scale:

It is unbecoming of an old man who is a part of the problem America has today to tell us not to hope. What a deaf man? If McCain has given up on hope and life, the rest of America has not. He should pay a deserved visit to the undertaker. So, someone should please remind McCain there is a place called a zoo where the likes of him should take abode while the rest of America moves on.

Just in case the Obama campaign decides to scrub their servers, I did take the liberty of grabbing a screencap, complete with both an apparently-unused link to report objectionable content and a graphic stating that the blog is on a server paid for by Obama For America (click for a full-sized graphic)…


Revisions/extensions (4:44 pm 4/11/2008) – Sorry about the lateness of the update; I was away from the keyboard all afternoon. I don’t know if it was Fred or Winged Hussar of Grizzly Groundswell (who had it first), or Charlie Sykes (who picked it up in the 11 o’clock hour), but we got results. Into the memory hole it went, but not before Winged Hussar and I both got screencaps. I’ll put my money on Charlie; it disappeared about an hour after he posted on it. Fred also notes a few other nuggets of material (enough for not one but two pages of archives) from Ejike are still there.

Also on top of it – Psycmeister’s Ice Palace.

April 2, 2008

Only a liberal would see high prices this way

(H/T – Donna Martinez)

I honestly don’t know where to begin with this New York Times article quoting liberal after Marxist extolling the virtues of unafforable food, so I’ll probably ramble and shamble.

And if American staples like soda, fast-food hamburgers and frozen dinners don’t seem like such a bargain anymore, the American eating public might turn its attention to ingredients like local fruits and vegetables, and milk and meat from animals that eat grass.

More-likely, given the rush to corn-a-hole and bo(v)i(ne)diesel, we’ll turn our attention to imported foods as there won’t be any land available for those boutique foods.

Urging others to eat better (and thus more expensive) food is not elitist, (Alice Walters) said. It is simply a matter of quality versus quantity and encouraging healthier, more satisfying choices. "Make a sacrifice on the cellphone or the third pair of Nike shoes," she said.

Now we get to the nitty-gritty of the Marxist nature of the Food Snobs. It truly is a case of food or lifestyle for them.

"Someone on the margin who says "˜I’m struggling’ would say rising food costs are in no way a positive," said Ephraim Leibtag of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. Even if the food budget isn’t an issue, there are plenty of people who view low-cost food as a national triumph.

"If you think that mass production and vast distribution predicated on cheap energy is a good system, then the dollar hamburger is a good thing,” Mr. Leibtag said.

I don’t think I’m struggling (neither am I living high on the hog), but rising food costs are in no way a positive because I believe in mass production and vast distribution predicated on cheap energy. With his distain for capitalism, no wonder Mr. Leibtag works for the gubmint.

Although prices for organic groceries are rising at least as fast as their conventional counterparts,….

I find it funny that this was buried on page 2 of the web version, well after the third-paragraph claim that organics weren’t going up in price.

March 25, 2008

Crapweasel of the day

by @ 10:22. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals, War on Terror.

Uncle Jimbo, who is on the National Heroes Tour, has found some crapweasels in the greater Twin Cities area. The oh-so-tolerant left couldn’t abide a few veterans giving the youth at Forest Lake High School some positive words about the media, so they got linguini-spined principal Steve Massey to cancel the event because it was “too political”.

Too political, Massey? As Uncle Jimbo pointed out, the only ones making this political are the Gorons who cannot abide any positive message about the military being told to the skulls full of mush. Peter notes that The Corner found out it it was the DUmmies behind this. I’m shocked, SHOCKED.

One of the commenters on Michelle Malkin’s thread notes there are schools giving students extra credit if they go to anti-war rallies. It would be very interesting to find out if Forest Lake High School is one of those; something tells me it is.

Revisions/extensions (4:30 pm 3/25/2008) – A couple of extensions. First, a tip of the cap to Cory down in the comments for Dan Riehl’s little expose on Mr. Massey’s past. While it doesn’t definitely answer my suspicions on whether the school offered extra credit for protesting the war, it does reinforce my suspicions that he is a liberal crapweasel.

Related to that, one Eric Langless, a school board member there, has promised in Dan’s comments that he will look into this.

Finally, a bit of good old-fashioned student protest against the administration, conservative edition, comes to us from Powerline via Michelle Malkindozens of students walked out of school to see the rescheduled speech at the American Legion. Student Elijah Miller summed up the actions of the school, “My brother’s in the armed forces…it’s a slap in the face for people with family members in the armed forces.”

January 9, 2008

Bad decision of the day

by @ 21:03. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals.

Let this be an object lesson to moonbats everywhere – do not send an email wishing death by anorexia to somebody who can easily find out that days earlier, you had a letter decrying “cyberbullying” published in the local paint-catcher like one Joe Roppe of Stevens Point, WI.

December 31, 2007

Anti-military lawyer damages Marine’s car on eve of deployment

The details are over at Blackfive. Short version:

– Sgt. Mike McNulty, who is on activation orders to go to Camp Pendelton and then Iraq on January 2, went to visit a friend in Chicago on December 1.
– Chicago lawyer Jay R. Grodner decided to key McNulty’s car, causing $2,400 worth of damage ($2,100 more than what the standard is for felony criminal damage to property in Illinois), and proceeded to verbally assault McNulty.
– In the first court appearance, Grodner tried to get off with paying McNulty’s $100 deductible, with McNulty’s insurance taking the rest of the hit. Despite “encouragement” from the Illinois States Attorneys, McNulty said, “Nuts,” and tried to push for the felony charge
– The State, saying that it wouldn’t be worth it to try to pursue felony charges because Grodner was a lawyer, countered with an offer to put Grodner on probation. Grodner rejected that, knowing the clock is ticking.

The next hearing in this case is today. Matt will be updating us with the latest developments.

Revisions/extensions (9:17 pm 12/31/2007) – Matt reports that the State will now be prosecuting Grodner to the full extent of the law. May the bastich be found guilty.

November 29, 2007

Freedom From Religion Foundation – Christmas is verboten

(H/T – Bryan/HotAir Headlines, though since I’m only half-listening to Charlie today, I may have missed his take)

A year after the city of Milwaukee finally acquiesced and restarted calling the joint city/county Christmas Tree a Christmas Tree, Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) introduced a joint resolution to call the tree in the Capitol routunda the “Wisconsin State Christmas Tree”. That tree had been known as just that between 1916 until 1985, when the early hatchlings of political correctness renamed it a “holiday tree” (my memory’s hazy, as I was in high school then, but if it serves, ‘Rats ran all the branches of state government that year). In the interim, the Capitol has become a December playground as every religion, including the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, has displays there. The joint resolution is expected to fly through the Republican-controlled Assembly, but since the Democrats control the Senate, I doubt it will go anywhere. The takehome lines from the public hearing on the resolution yesterday direct from the linked AP article:

Snarlin’ Marlin Schneider (if you want an explanation for the “Snarlin'” tag, I’ll give it in the comments as it’s not exactly germaine in the post) – “I am here today to voice the ire and frustration of the majority of people of the state of Wisconsin who want their Christmas tree back in the state Capitol, not a politically correct holiday tree.”

Annie Laurie Gaylor from FFRF – “The state of Wisconsin cannot have a Christmas anything.”

Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) – “(Holiday) means holy day, representative of Christmas, the holiest day in the Christian calendar.” (note to Joel, Christmas is #2 on the holy list behind Easter)

Schneider – “If it looks like a Christmas tree, and it smells like a Christmas tree and it’s decorated like a Christmas tree and it has presents under it like a Christmas tree, it’s a Christmas tree!” (emphasis in the original)

November 3, 2007

The entity formerly known as CNI driving conservatives out?

I admit that I’m coming in on the tail end of this, as I only have Kevin Fischer on the Franklin end of the feed reader, but there is one hell of a firestorm over the disappearance of Fred Keller’s FranklinNOW blog. It sure looks like NOW online editor Mark Maley is beginning to target the conservative end of the NOW bloggers.

October 11, 2007

Design ads, get kicked off Google – update – $oro$ loses

by @ 10:40. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals.

(Major H/T – Michelle Malkin)

Lane Dutson, president of Maine Coast Designs, a firm working on Sen. Susan Collins’ re-election, tried to put up several ads that seek to rally Collins’ supporters against up through Google AdWords. He got summarily rejected, and the money quotes are in an IM exchange he had with a Google employee.

Collins isn’t exactly a Pubbie (I’d put her somewhere between RINO and RepubicRAT), but the fact that $oro$ and company have even her targeted tells me everything I need to know about the current state of DhimmiRAT politics; they won’t leave any opposition unstifled.

Just as a reminder, Google owns Blogger, so my guess is you guys are next. As an aside, since they also own FeedBurner, I’m now looking at alternate ways to monitor my feed traffic.

Revisions/extensions (5:30 pm 10/15/2007) – Guess $oro$ isn’t all-powerful after all (once again, Michelle has the details).

August 24, 2007

Replacement Deep Tunnel Awards

With Charlie taking the day off to celebrate the release of 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School, and a bunch of crap floating around (both figuratively and literally), I just couldn’t let another week go by without some noting of it. I have a voice for blogging, so you won’t have the multimedia presentation that the Blogfather usually does every Friday right after the 11:35 traffic, but let’s roll with it anyway. It’s time for the weekly Deep Tunnel Awards, handed out every week Charlie’s on the air Friday plus this week to the person, politician or institution who, like MMSD’s somewhat-almost-not-quite-deep-enough tunnel, was the most full of it.

Third runner-up this week – The Chicago Tribune and various pantywaist envirowhackos, who are about to derail an expansion of BP’s refinery in northern Indiana over a miniscule increase in the amount of crap they would be allowed to dump into Lake Michigan, up to 5,000 pounds per day from 3,500 pounds per day. BP has now promised to not increase their dumpings, even if it means they won’t expand production. Because that BP facility is one of only two that produces our very special blend of Algore/Whitman Memorial RFG, I hope the envirowhackos choke on $5/gallon gas (after I move out of here, that is) while braying the $2/gallon increase for a lake that is 0.000014% cleaner is worth it. Oh, and remember that number; I’ll get back to it.

Second runner-up this week – Michael Vick, who is set to plead guilty to a charge stemming from dogfights he and others participated in. May you try to escape and get an up-close-and-personal visit from a police German Shepherd.

First runner-up this week, in second place – The idiot who rammed Milwaukee County Deputy Kevin Johnson’s squad car as Johnson was cleaning up an accident scene on US-45. Kevin’s younger brother, Tim, was nearly killed doing the same thing back in January. Thankfully, Kevin was still in his squad car and escaped injury. Message to motorists – if you see flashing lights, don’t aim for them.

But the winner this week – Chicago’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, which, instead of sending its 243,000 pounds of crap daily down to the Mississippi like it usually does, is sending something north of that into Lake Michigan. Meanwhile, MMSD claims it can dump an average of 11,000 pounds of crap a day. And yet the envirowhackos continue to ignore that and bitch about an additional 1,500 pounds in exchange for something that’s absolutely needed, and about someone who takes a whiz over the side of a fishing boat.

What a load of crappy-crap-crap.

July 23, 2007

Meet the new DA. Same as the old DA. – Check last; it’s the city attorney

Revisions/extensions (4:33 pm 7/23/2007) – My apologies, for the moment at least, to John Chisholm. However, 4+ months is a long time to still be investigating, and given that the city issued and, in most cases, dismissed the disorderly-conduct tickets, it’s not encouraging.

Do you remember the 21 protesters thugs that smashed up the UWM-area Army recruitment center? Rebecca does, and she has some bad news. DA E. Michael McCan…er, John Chisholm Milwaukee City Attorney Grant Langley is set to drop all the charges against the thugs. Rebecca also dug up the history of the 12 “adults” who were given municipal tickets for disorderly conduct – 3 who pled no contest were found guilty, 6 who either pled not gulity or didn’t plea at all had their cases dismissed without prejudice, and 3 who pled not guilty are waiting final disposition.

Paging Mr. Biskupic.

May 21, 2007

The obligatory “McBride fired” post

by @ 18:52. Filed under Compassionate Lieberals.

Well, everybody else is writing about it, so I might as well too. There are two significant directions that this could go, and I honestly can’t decide which one to take it. Let’s first start off with the “just business” canard that WTMJ almost tossed out there. Frankly, I didn’t find the show appealing enough to listen to. She just couldn’t make the transfer between the printed word and the spoken one. Judging by the ratings, most people agreed with me.

Counterbalancing that, the time slot she was in is truly the dead time of radio. Almost the entire potential audience is doing something else, whether that is watching TV, out eating, out at the bar, or out at the game. Indeed, that last factor, specifically the fact that WTMJ airs the Brewers, Bucks and Badgers, made it harder for Jessica to cultivate an audience because half her shows are pre-empted. She also came quite cheap, as she was a part-timer. I can’t imagine Dennis Miller’s syndication price being that cheap, especially since, unlike with Jessica’s show, WTMJ has to pay Dennis’ syndication company a significant amount for the shows that aren’t aired.

That leaves the flap that Tim Cuprisin and his fellow-traveler lefties used to bludgeon WTMJ into something like submission, the bit where a chicken substituted for Eugene Kane, the resident racist at the Journal Sentinel. My, oh my, how fast the firing line has moved to mere criticism of black racists. Worse, WTMJ management made it clear that’s the new line. If that truly is the line, I don’t expect Dennis’ show to last very long, because he is an equal-opportunity ripper.

They could’ve saved themselves a LOT of problems by keeping Mark Reardon around.

March 23, 2007

Health news, the Republican edition

(H/T – Michelle)

The AP is reporting that White House spokesman Tony Snow, who had colon cancer two years ago, is going back under the knife Monday to remove a non-cancerous growth in the lower abdomen. The choice quote is (as usual) at the end – “The biggest problem you have sometimes with cancer is flat-out fear. When you see an Elizabeth Edwards saying, `I’m going to embrace life and I’m going to move forward,’ that is a wonderful thing.” Couldn’t say it better, or likely as well in the same circumstances, myself.

May the surgeons remove that growth quickly and cleanly, and may you be back to work ASAP, Tony.

One more thing; damn the putzes at HuffPo (no, I won’t link there from here, but I’ll point you to Macsmind and Hot Air, who post the “love” from those moonbats).

HamNation – Better Living Through Lefty Activism

The latest episode of HamNation takes on the lieberal-created problems of carbon offsets, lighting, and “domesticated” animals like Knut the lethally-adorable polar bear. If you’re not watching this weekly, you should be.

Now, go watch and be edified.

Note; unlike PETA’s actions, no animals were harmed in the production of the video.

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