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Archive for July 25th, 2008

AFP-WI presents Hot Air Tour/2nd Annual Taxpayer Tailgate

by @ 12:21. Filed under Global "Warming", Sports.

Revisions/extensions part 2 (12:21 pm 7/25/2008) – Re-bumped to the top. There are a couple of notes:

– As of 12:09 pm, there are only 20 game tickets left on this deal. The Milwaukee Brewers ticket office only has single-seat tickets in higher-priced locations (starting at $18) and standing-room-only tickets ($17 per) left for tomorrow night’s game.

The Hot Air Tour portion has been moved to AFP-WI’s parking lot, 1126 S. 70th St. in West Allis. That will start at 1:30 pm, with the Taxpayer Tailgate, still in Miller Park’s Mets parking lot, starting at 3 pm.

Revisions/extensions (1:07 pm 7/19/2008) – Bumped back to the top (originally posted on July 9 at 11:45 am)

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is bringing the Hot Air Tour to Milwaukee as part of its 2nd annual Taxpayer Tailgate on Saturday, July 26. Both the tailgate and the Hot Air Tour begin at 1:30 pm, with the game starting at 6.

Tickets to the triple-package deal are $21, tickets to the tailgate and Hot Air Tour are $10, and tickets to just the Hot Air Tour are free. Do click the pic to register.

The Drive to Five (Percent) continues

by @ 11:29. Filed under Energy, Politics - National.

(H/T – Ed Morrissey)

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on an ‘Rat attempt to close the American oil futures markets after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) attempted to ram it through without addressing the one item that would actually have a positive-for-consumers effect on oil prices – drilling oil here. In response, not only did the Dingy One pull the bill, he lashed out at the media for not giving him the same number of tongue-baths as they give Barack Obama.

Let there be a Senate shutdown. That’ll get Congressional approval ratings down to 5 percent.

The Morning Scramble, part 2 – 7/25/2008

by @ 11:13. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

There’s just so much goodness in my feed reader from yesterday, I couldn’t do just one portion of the Scramble. It’s a good thing that Pink Floyd agrees that some things just require multiple parts…


  • On to the energy and envirowhacko portion – Robert brings news that we may have more oil than we thought.
  • James Wigderson says, “Don’t panic.” I can picture Lt. Frank Drebin standing before a broken CFL doing that as the hazmat crew seals off the house for a couple weeks.
  • Kathy Carpenter confesses to being a CFL disposal criminal for not calling in the hazmat crew.
  • John Hawkins explodes the myth that T. Boone Pickens is peddling wind and natural gas for environmental reasons; Pickens has massive investments in both wind farms and natural gas holdings.
  • Flashy does the math on the No Drilling crowd. The only question is which century they want us in; the 13th or the 8th?
  • Van Helsing finds the green fad on Madison Ave. running out of steam. I guess I now have to state this – “How are we winning the scientific and public opinion battles and losing the political war on Gorebal ‘Warming’?”
  • Charlie Sykes relays a Jim Ott shredding of Jim Doyle’s handpicked Gorebal “Warming” Task Force. Do recall that, before he went to the Legislature, he was a meterologist for 30 years, and that he is still a member of the American Meteoroligist Society despite the worst efforts of High Priestess “Dr.” Heidi Cullen.
  • Little Miss Sunshine’s blood is boiling over Newsweek’s shameless use of the oh-so-endangered-Canada-hunts-them-for-sport polar bear to try to prop up Gorebal “Warming”. Somehow, I doubt 20,000 polar bears can fit into any “basketball arena” smaller than the RCA Dome.
  • I probably should have put this in part 1 along with the rest of the Obamination Watch, but somehow I filed it under Presstitute Follies – Trail-Mix is keeping a running total of the slant of the stories from The News Organization That Cannot Be Quoted™. I’m shocked, SHOCKED that it’s Barack Obama +28, John McCain -21.
  • Patrick Hynes found a nexus between the nutroots and the presstitutes. Guess it truly is NOD’s “One vision, one purpose.”
  • Gopfolk laughs at the Washington Post’s partner. Birds of a feather….
  • Ed Lasky is laughing at the pending slash of NYT bonds to “junk” status.
  • American Pundit caught CNN manufacturing a disgruntled “College Republican”.
  • Wendy wonders just how WTMJ-TV will fill 3 1/2 hours of local news surrounding the NBC Nightly Propaganda. Stand by for even more Gorebal “Warming” Bravo Sierra now that Ott no longer works there.
  • Ace found out how the Columbians managed to fool FARC so completely; they pretended to be presstitutes. Specifically, they were masquerading as Che-shirt-wearing presstitutes.
  • Daniel notes that the terrorist-sympathizing majority on SCOTUS is out of touch with the rest of the country.
  • Uncle Jimbo starts the countdown clock on Iran after they threw out the nuclear inspectors. Yep, that worked out real well for Saddam Hussein.
  • Mary Katharine Ham asserts that the West is in its last stand in Israel.
  • Kat reports things are going well in Basra, and reminds us that it’s the beginning of the end.
  • William Teach exposes the surrender monkeys who are willing to give up in the south Asia theater, where both candidates want to redouble our efforts.
  • Sean M. has the latest episode of Failed Brittania; the “Conservative” Party wants Sharia law for bicycle thieves.
  • Zip found the local Six Flags (Great America Dhimmiland) conducting a “Muslim” day. Guess Cedar Point isn’t too far of a drive after all.
  • On to the rest of the news – TexasFred found Wilmette, Illinois accepting the reality of the 2nd Amendment.
  • Bill Quick declares victory now that a study claims there is no difference between boys and girls in math. I have two doses of bad news – it’s a result of the dumbing-down of math, and the forces that are assaulting the hard sciences aren’t satisfied with gender parity.
  • Dr. Melissa Clouthier summarizes the arguments on the new media war.
  • Kim Zigfried has today’s episode of the Return of the Soviet Union. Guess McCain was right about what is in Mad Vladimir Putin’s eyes – “KGB”.

Maybe I need to start cutting back on this.

The Morning Scramble, part 1 – 7/25/2008

by @ 10:17. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

This is going to be extra-filling today after yesterday’s light fare, so I’m going with a 2-parter. I hereby dedicate the first-half song to Uncle Jimbo and his search for a new avatar for Blackfive’s newest contributor, Driven…


  • Before I get into the heart of the extra-heavy Scramble, a PSA – The Game is organizing a charity golf outing to benefit his sister-in-law, who has breast cancer.
  • I don’t think we’re going to run out of Obamination targets anytime soon. Slublog offers in SluShop form the Obama campaign a few more places besides the Western Wall in Jerusalem to put campaign symbols.
  • Ace found nothing but deafening silence on Barack Obama’s newest warlike pledges.
  • Dad29 caught Time, the official magazine of the Obamination Express, blaming the lack of a poll bump on racism.
  • Jib has two questions for Obama.
  • Ace also found the German campaign rally pic of the day. That is not, by the way, a SluShop.
  • Sister Toldjah explains the cancelled Obama visit to wounded troops at a pair of American bases in Germany as the result of the trip being a campaign function. So many questions, so little time.
  • Uncle Jimbo defends the dropping of the trip because it was inappropriate to mix campaigning with troop-visits.
  • John McCormack explodes that canard with a bit of Colorado Springs history.
  • Moe Lane deduced Obama’s priorities list. Shopping came before the troops. I’m shocked, SHOCKED!
  • Ace figured out that it was because Obama couldn’t bring his sychophant presstitutes along.
  • Jon Ham has the definitive observations on the Berlin speech.
  • Jim Geraghty plays “Name That Source” with said speech and “We Are the World”.
  • Mary Katharine Ham plays “One of these things is not like the other”.
  • On a related note, her dad was the only one to catch a rather embarrassing error by Der Spiegel; the copy editor confused Ramstein Air Base with the group Rammstein.
  • D.M. Giangreco caught another Obamination Gaffe. When it comes to the history of the Berlin Airlift, I’ll trust the co-author of Airbridge to Berlin: The Berlin Crisis of 1948, Its Origins and Aftermath over a politician.
  • CDR Salamder and his wife found (created, actualy) the draft of Germany’s memorial to Obama.
  • Ed Morrissey found that “non-political” Berlin speech wasn’t so “non-political” after all. I’m shocked, SHOCKED that it would be a political speech.
  • After all, that promotional poster that Good Lt. found had an uncanny resemblance to a Soviet-era Lenin poster was paid for by the campaign.
  • GayPatriotWest quotes Ronald Reagan over Obama’s attempt to rewrite his history on the Surge.
  • Allahpundit notes another presstitute is about to be thrown under the Obamination Presstitute Express for daring to bring to light the fear amongst the presstitutes to look into Obama’s life.
  • Bill Quick found another proud supporter of Obama; a guy who was just executed for chasing down and holding down someone while another beat him to death.
  • Jim Hoft notes that death threats by Obamination supporters that are serious enough to warrant arrests have begun.
  • Jackboot discovered that the presstitute love for the Obamiantion isn’t universal, as the Brits deliver some serious satire.
  • Russ Vaughn puts the presstitute love for Obama to lyrics.
  • Dad29 reports that Obama, fresh from the declaration by the presstitutes and Obama himself that he already is the 44th President, is putting together his post-election transition team.
  • More Gateway Pundit – he found the Iranians pleased with Obama’s National Security Advisor. After all, Zbigniew Brezezinski has been appeasing them since the Peanut Farmer.
  • Last Obamination item – Zip lists the demands of the Muslims for Obama. He’ll implement at least half of them in the first year.
  • That doesn’t mean I’m done – Sean Hackbarth takes a critical look at the coming McCain Money Bomb.
  • Shoebox has a memo that John McCain and his campaign should read.
  • More “It has begun” from Jim Hoft – he found The News Organization That Cannot Be Quoted™ trying to begin the McCain Is Too Old meme.
  • Time for the rest of the political news of the day – The Vintage one is saddened that the only soiled pants on the protestors at the DNC convention will be from natural causes.
  • Ed Lasky says to prepare for a repeat of the tossing of military votes at the insistence of the ‘Rats.
  • Emperor Misha I cheers the finding of a pair of gumballs by the Pubbie members of the Senate. We’ll see whether it’s real when it comes time to keep up a filibuster of the attempt to nationalize Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae, and give lots of taxpayer money to ‘Rat constituencies.
  • Nancy Coppock outlines that attempt by the bipartisan Party-In-Government to ram that through.
  • Lawhawk caught New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (D) following Jim “Craps” Doyle’s (WEAC/Potawatomi-For Sale) playbook on ethics. I wonder when he calls for sole control over the Public Integrity Commission like Doyle has over both the now-dissolved State Ethics and Elections Boards.
  • Justin Phillips found Rep. Sheldon Wasserman (D), fresh from his embarrassment on the links at the hands of his opponent, Sen. Alberta Darling (R), once again playing the “bad health” card, this time personally. Even as I type, Charlie Sykes is recounting how Wasserman swore up and down he repudiated the use of the bad health card the last time this came up. Stay classy, Sheldon.
  • Rizzuto dug up some rather interesting information on the DNC head of religious outreach/DNC Convention chair. I won’t spoil the surprise by mentioning it here, but I’m not the least bit surprised.
  • Plebian counted bumper stickers on his trip out West.
  • Kate reports on another candidate for the Harrassers in Government portion of the roll – the Memphis Police Department.
  • Ace gives President Bush some advice. Do not miss yet another SluShop.
  • John Hawkins dips into the memory hole to recall what the ‘Rats said about the Surge.
  • I guess I could call this the transition item – Michelle Malkin found the only place the ‘Rats want to drill – your wallet. Do note what every single ‘Rat believes is the solution – buy more Venezuelan heavy oil.

Stay tuned; part 2 is next.

Memo to McCain:

by @ 5:53. Filed under Politics - National.

Dear Senator McCain,

I just reviewed the latest Quinnipiac poll  information.   You should be very happy with the latest results.   In June, this poll showed you 17 points behind Obama in Minnesota.    The latest poll shows you trailing by 2 points and within the margin of error.

Frankly, I could never figure out the 17 point deficit from the June poll.   I know we have a pretty odd electorate here but I  couldn’t rationalize that kind of a deficit when we have  an extremely motivated “right of center” group as a result of over reaching by the State’s Democrats during the last legislative session.

While you’ve closed the gap on the overall vote, there was one issue in the poll that  stuck out like a Vikings fan at a Packer game.  

Before I address the issue, let me say that I’ll admit up front that I’ve never run for the office of President of the United States.   Heck, I’ve never even managed a political campaign.   I have however been pretty successful in my business career and a big portion of that required me to negotiate numerous contracts.   The contracts I negotiated were of a nature that I could only get them agreed to if I could convince the other parties to agree with my view of the future and the possibilities that could exist if my strategy was successful.   My point is that while I haven’t managed a campaign, I do have experience in molding people’s views and expectations and getting them to buy into a strategic view.

So here’s the issue:   When asked:

Regardless of whom you support, which candidate for President – Barack Obama or John McCain – has the best program for helping solve the energy crisis and making America less dependent on foreign oil?

The response in each of the 4 states polled was Barack Obama (OK, you tied in Colorado).

Senator McCain, what the heck? How can the candidate of No drilling, No nuclear, We get more than our fair share and need to cut back and we’re going to rely on “Alternate energy resources” that are nothing more than wishful thinking, have convinced more people than you that he has an “energy policy”, let alone an “energy policy” that would solve anything or make us less dependent of foreign oil? Interestingly enough, Quinnipiac gives us that answer too.

When asked:

Regarding the upcoming presidential election, would you rather the new president – Focus more on development of new sources of oil, natural gas, or nuclear power which some say could be a risk to the environment or Focus more on wind, solar, and biofuels, which some say could take longer to produce significant amounts of energy?

A significant majority of Democrats and Independents go for wind, solar and biofuels.

When asked:

Regarding the upcoming presidential election, would you rather the new president – Focus more on development of new sources of oil and natural gas or Focus more on conserving energy?

A majority of Democrats and Independents say the focus should be on conserving energy.

Unfortunately, a majority of the American people have bought into the guilt ridden, save the world solution for energy indepence that says we burn our food and put on more clothes when it’s cold. We’ve seen the impact of the first in our rising food costs and we saw the impact on the US and world economy when we tried the latter with Jimmah Carter….neither is a solution!

One last thing from the poll. When asked:

Which is more important to you when you decide how to vote for President – A candidate’s position on energy policy or A candidate’s position on the war in Iraq?

The response was that energy is more important than Iraq as the issue that will decide this year’s election.

Senator McCain, you have done yeoman’s work on Iraq. Your vision and perseverance, along with the amazing capabilities of US troops, have accomplished what many would have thought impossible; Iraq is not the leading issue of the 2008 election. Further, except for the few holdouts who want to see the US with a black eye, Americans see you as the candidate responsible for this success and who will continue to keep us safe. With Iraq improving and no longer the issue at the forefront, the implications of high gas prices and refusal to increase energy capacity with known, obtainable resources needs to become your focus.

It’s clear from the poll that the American people do not understand the difference between Mr. Obama and your positions on energy. May I be so bold as to suggest the following points for you to educate the American people on:

  • creating Biofuels via the use of food products has a more severe impact on the US and world economy than does oil dependence on the Middle East.   First, we can’t grow enough corn to make a meaningful dent in oil.   Second, every incremental bushel we use for fuel means increased prices for food.   If you are concerned about food riots caused by increased corn prices, wait until we use 4X the current amount of corn for biofuels.
  • If “We can’t drill our way out of our energy problem,” how will taking oil out of the SPRO reduce gas prices?   The effect that either of these actions has is to increase the oil supply on the market.   The only way drilling can’t solve our energy problem is if there wasn’t anything to drill for.   Which leads me to…
  • We have enough accessible oil resources to supply us for 200 years plus.   Estimates including continental shelf, oil shale and Alaska could easily provide 200 years of oil for the US.   In fact, these estimates could well be conservative as just this week, 90 billion barrels of oil and 1,669 trillion cubic feet of natural gas were determined to be in the Arctic….energy that was on no one’s tally sheet just one week ago.
  • The reason that Americans believe “alternative” fuels to be an answer is that they’ve bought into the nonsense that “carbon based fuels” are making our planet unlivable.   You have to “evolve” your position on global warming especially in light of continuing science showing that manmade global warming is at best wrong and at worst a hoax intended to socialize the world economies by virtue of taxing industry and productivity.
  • Finally, there is clear, indisputable evidence that our economy is dependent upon energy.   Arguments for conservation often include the fact that we use significantly more oil/energy than any other country.   That’s true.   What’s also true is that our GDP is the highest in the world.   When you compare the GDP/capita with energy usage/capita as Frank van Mierlo did, it’s clear that our economy and energy are directly linked:

The only way for Americans to believe that Obama’s energy policies are the right ones are for them to also believe that their family should have a significantly lower standard of living than they currently have.

I understand this final concept isn’t one that everyone will pick up on quickly, it will take some clear consistent talk to get the message across.   In the end, the effort will be worth it.   As we learned with our current President, having lofty goals without the ability to effectively communicate them leaves an electorate confused and distrustful.   However, as we saw with “The Great Communicator,” the American people will go through walls if they see and understand the goal and the path to get it accomplished.

Senator, POTUS, World President and now President of the Universe

by @ 5:27. Filed under Miscellaneous.

In an interview with Kerrang! radio, former Apollo astronaut and one of the few earthlings to have walked on the moon, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, said that aliens had visited earth and that soon, the details of these visits would be known.

And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions – but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades.

Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as ‘little people who look strange to us.’

Later in the interview, Dr. Mitchell made an ominous observation about our ability as a race to defend ourselves:

Chillingly, he claimed our technology is “not nearly as sophisticated” as theirs and “had they been hostile”, he warned “we would be been gone by now”.

Upon hearing Dr. Mitchell’s description that the aliens had “the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head,” Barack Obama said “I mean think about it, they’re tiny beings. They don’t pose a serious threat to Earth!” Which he quickly followed by saying, “Even so, upon their arrival, I will meet with them without preconditions.”

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