Sunday, November 30, 2008

Surprising Lucidity From Alarmist Central

One Chicken Little performs some introspection and doesn't like what she sees.
When the warmest year in history isn't.
When it comes to global warming, newspapers play up stories that reinforce the prevalent the-sky-is-falling belief that global warming is human-caused and catastrophic. But if a study or scientist does not portend the end of the world as we know it, it rarely rates as news.

In that spirit, many papers (including The Chronicle) have reported on a UC San Diego science historian who reviewed 928 abstracts of peer-reviewed articles on global warming published between 1993 and 2003, and concluded, "Remarkably, none of the papers disagreed with the consensus position."

Over 10 years, not one study challenged the orthodoxy - does that sound right to you? If that were true, it would strongly suggest that, despite conflicting evidence in this wide and changing world, no scientist dares challenge the politically correct position on the issue.

No wonder David Bellamy - an Australian botanist who was involved in some 400 TV productions, only to see his TV career go south after he questioned global warming orthodoxy - wrote in the Australian last week, "It's not even science any more; it's anti-science." Bellamy notes that official data show that "in every year since 1998, world temperatures have been getting colder, and in 2002, Arctic ice actually increased." Exhibit B: MIT Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Richard S. Lindzen recently wrote, "There has been no warming since 1997 and no statistically significant warming since 1995."
The only thing surprising for level headed non-alarmists here is the fact that this is coming from the SF Chronicle.

CBC Trip to Carribbean Skirts Rules

They are feeling untouchable now, expect this type of thing to get worse.
High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort this month for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country's most powerful corporations - a violation of federal ethics rules, critics say.

Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus attended the 13th annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference in sun-drenched St. Maarten, including embattled Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel and New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne.

Three New York City officials attended, including Comptroller William Thompson and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr., as well as Gov. Paterson, who was the keynote speaker at a luncheon on the second day of the gathering.

Paterson's office said he'd paid for his own travel and lodging during his visit. But other legislators enjoyed free airfare, meals and hotel rooms covered by the trip's organizer - and paid for by donations from corporations such as IBM, AT&T, Verizon, Citigroup, Pfizer, Macy's and American Airlines, a Post investigation discovered.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gay penguins steal eggs from straight couples

This bloggers job is just toooo easy.
A couple of gay penguins are attempting to steal eggs from straight birds in an effort to become "fathers", it has been reported.

The two penguins have started placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs, in a bid to hide their theft.

But the deception has been noticed by other penguins at the zoo, who have ostracised the gay couple from their group. Now keepers have decided to segregate the pair of three-year-old male birds to avoid disrupting the rest of the community during the hatching season.

Friday, November 28, 2008

And So it Continues

Standoff in Mumbai down to one hotel
MUMBAI, India: The standoff in the Indian commercial capital of Mumbai narrowed to a final running battle between commandos and at least one gunman who was still roaming the charred corridors of a luxury hotel, the Taj Mahal, but the murderous assault on this city continued to shake the nation and ratcheted up tensions with neighboring Pakistan.

American intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Friday there was mounting evidence that a Pakistani militant group based in Kashmir, most likely Lashkar-e-Taiba, was responsible for the deadly attacks on Mumbai.
What strikes me most about this whole ordeal is the relative ineptitude of the Indian authorities to bring this to a timely and reasonable conclusion. With a large radical Muslim population themselves and an entire country of Muslims wishing to destroy them on their border, they are seemingly unprepared to deal effectively with a terrorist attack.What gives?

Quote of the Week Part Deux

From the Early Show where Harry Smith was discussing the Mumbai attacks with terrorism expert Jere Van Dyk.
SMITH: When they, as they were perpetrating their attacks in the beginning, they were clearly, they said, were looking for British citizens, were looking for American citizens. Sadly, so many of the people were killed were Indians.
So, he wouldn't have been so "sad" had more Americans and British and less Indians been killed?
That's the only conclusion I can draw from this bizarre statement. If anyone else can offer up any other reasonable interpretation I'd love to hear it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

NBC's Rosie O’Donnell variety show disappoints

That headline may be the understatement of the year. I managed to stomach a few minutes of it in the same spirit one is compelled to gawk at a major car wreck, it was positively awful.
The network's attempt to revive the primetime variety show failed to draw an audience Wednesday night, tying for the evening’s lowest-rated program.

A mere 5 million viewers tuned in for the 8 p.m. premiere of “Rosie Live,” with the program earning a 1.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. The telecast matched ABC’s recently canceled “Pushing Daisies” as the night's lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network.

NBC had high hopes for the special and planned to expand the program into a series should viewers re-embrace the decades-old variety format. Other networks, too, were watching closely since several are developing variety shows of their own.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Minnesota News

From Powerline:
The Coleman campaign has just issued the following press release that confirms the nightmare scenarios sketched out by John Fund in his Wall Street Journal column today:

ST. PAUL - Hours after the Franken campaign failed to convince the Minnesota State Canvassing Board to intervene on its behalf, Senate President Harry Reid (D-Nev) supported Franken's attorney's statement that they are prepared to take the Minnesota election to the U.S. Senate for a decision.

Later Wednesday afternoon, Reid opened the door for Senate intervention into the Minnesota election processing, saying: "Today's decision by the Minnesota Canvassing Board not to count certain absentee ballots is cause for great concern." Reid made the statement in a release from his official U.S. Senate office.

"This is a stunning admission by the Franken campaign that they are willing to take this process away from Minnesotans if they fail to win the recount."
First Prop 8 and now this. The left absolutely refuses to accept a legitimate loss let alone do it with grace. The entire party is becoming more Totalitarian by the day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quote of the Week

Councilperson Tonya Payne at Pittsburgh City Council meeting during the debate on an unconstitutional gun bill:
"Who really cares about it being unconstitutional? This is what's right to do, and if this means that we have to go out and have a court battle, then that's fine."
Ms. Payne, we are a nation of laws NOT men (or women). That fact is the only thing that separates us from the despotic nations of the world. What's really scary is the surpising number of people on the left that feel as she does.

4 more at agency punished for 'Joe the Plumber' checks

It's hard to call this "punishment" as it's more of a slap on the wrist. These were significant betrayals of the public trustas well as crimes. Doesn't anyone get fired anymore???
Four more senior managers at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services have been disciplined for improperly mining state computers for confidential information on "Joe the Plumber."

Jan Allen, acting agency director, announced yesterday that deputy child-support director Doug Thompson and assistant agency director Fred Williams would be placed on unpaid leave Monday.

Thompson will be suspended for four weeks at a loss of about $7,565 in pay, and Williams will lose about $4,434 in salary during a two-week suspension.

Paul Fraunholtz, deputy director of family stability, and Judi Cicatiello, deputy director of unemployment compensation, received written reprimands for their conduct.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sour Puss

One of those people who's outer appearance is a window to their soul.

"Public Schools for Thee But Not For Me"

The Obamas Walk Away from Public SchoolsSuch brazen hypocrisy.
A few months ago, Barack Obama told a gathering of the American Federation of Teachers that he opposes private school choice programs, adding: “We need to focus on fixing and improving our public schools; not throwing our hands up and walking away from them.”

It’s not clear whether or not the president-elect will be able to fix our public schools, and I don’t know if he’s thrown up his hands, but he and his two daughters have just walked away from the public schools. Again. When they move from Chicago to D.C., Malia and Sasha Obama will be moving from the prestigious private Lab School to the prestigious private Sidwell Friends school — Chelsea Clinton’s old stomping ground.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, it’s wonderful that the Obamas had such a broad range of public and private school choices available to them. What’s puzzling is that the president-elect opposes programs that would bring that same easy choice of schools within reach of families who lack his personal wealth. By his actions, Senator Obama is demonstrating that he is not willing to wait for his own policy prescriptions to “fix and improve” public schools, but he expects folks with less ample bank accounts to patiently await his hoped-for change.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fans throw snowballs at Notre Dame players

Having spent a good deal of my younger years in Notre Dame stadium I can certainly attest to the unforgiving nature of their fans and alumni. Back then though the teams rarely gave them cause for venting frustration, not so now. Why the hierarchy insists on hanging onto this coach who has given their fans nothing but grief since being hired is beyond me.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame football players were pelted by snowballs from fans sitting in the student section during their loss to Syracuse on Saturday.

"To throw snowballs at their own team, I didn't think that was a smart thing to do. I guess (they thought) it was funny," defensive tackle Pat Kuntz said after Syracuse upset the Irish 24-23.

South Bend was hit with about 10 inches of snow Friday. While the field had been cleared before the game, there was still snow along the fringes and in some areas of the stands.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hollywood actors guild to seek strike

Could the timing be any more obnoxious? Everyone else is facing salary cut backs, layoffs, shrinking benefits and these prima-donna's are bucking to expand already inflated salary's, what unmitigated hubris.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild said Saturday it will ask its members to authorize a strike after its first contract talks in four months with Hollywood studios failed despite the help of a federal mediator.

The guild said it adjourned talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers shortly before 1 a.m. after two marathon sessions with federal mediator Juan Carlos Gonzalez.

SAG, representing more than 120,000 actors in movies, television and other media, said in a statement that it will launch a "full-scale education campaign in support of a strike authorization."

Friday, November 21, 2008

Future Leaders

Forgive me for shamelessly crowing about my twins but hey it's a Dad's perogative. Nathan won his class and POD election as did Michael and now the De.... boys own the 4th grade. Way better than I was at their age. Smart and likeable, I'm so dam*& proud I could burst.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

SCOTUS to hear Obama Citizenship Case

Why in the world would Obama not avoid all this and just release the document. Something is fishy here and I would love to know what it is.
Today, the United States Supreme Court scheduled the case - Leo C. Donofrio v. Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey - US Supreme Court Docket No. 08A407 - for a conference of the nine Justices. The conference is a completely private affair and the public may not attend. If four of the nine Justices vote to hear the case in full, oral argument may be scheduled. The conference is scheduled for December 5, 2008, ten days before the meeting of the Electoral College.

The case originally sought, pre-election, to have the names of Barack Obama, John McCain, and Roger Calero removed from New Jersey ballots, and for a stay of the "national election" pending Supreme Court review of whether those candidates were eligible under the Constitution as natural born Citizens, as is required by Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution of the United States.

Leo Donofrio brought his case from a lower New Jersey court to the NJ Supreme Court - was denied - and then he filed an emergency stay application in the United States Supreme Court on Nov. 3, 2008, before the Honorable Associate Justice David Souter. Justice Souter denied the emergency stay application on Nov. 6.

I remain skeptical but something here just doesn't add up. Is he hiding something other than not being a NBC, something just plain embarrasing possibly?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dingus Dingell Done

(WXYZ) ABC News is reporting that House Democratic leaders have voted to strip Michigan Representative John Dingell of his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce committee.

The entire House Democratic caucus will have to vote on this tomorrow morning.

The secret ballot vote of the House steering committee was 25 to 22.

Dingell is the longest serving Democratic member of the House.

E.D. Hill fired over comment about Obama

She was one of the few bright spots left. Just one more reason I have been watching less and less Foxnews.
TVNewser has learned veteran Fox News Channel anchor E.D. Hill will not be renewed when her current contract expires. Hill, who has been with Fox News for more than 10 years, will continue with the network for the next few months until her current deal expires.

SVP of Programming Bill Shine tells TVNewser that he "chose not to renew E.D.'s latest contract" but noted that "Hill has been a valued contributor to the success of FNC over the years, and we wish her all the best."

Hill has been without a regular Fox News program since June 16, when America's Pulse was replaced by two hours of Live Desk. Ten days earlier Hill used the term terrorist fist jab when promoting an upcoming body language segment that was going to look into the primary night fist bump shared by Barack and Michelle Obama.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Court upholds ‘God’ plates in Indiana

From Stop the ACLU.
In a statement on the ruling, Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter said that “In God We Trust” — the motto found on U.S. currency —“has found deep support among our fellow citizens.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana had challenged the “God” plate fees on behalf of Mark E. Studler, an Allen County resident who has an Environmental Trust plate for which he had to pay extra fees.Ken Falk, the legal director of the ACLU of Indiana, said the group is not yet sure whether it will appeal the appellate ruling.

The ACLU’s lawsuit claimed the Bureau of Motor Vehicles gave preferential treatment to motorists wanting the “God” plate that also features the U.S. flag because they don’t have to pay the $15 fee the BMV collects on sales of most other Indiana specialty plates.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Hillary Clinton to accept Obama's offer of secretary of state job

Someones bummed.
President-elect Barack Obama reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration

Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration, the Guardian has learned.

Obama's advisers have begun looking into Bill Clinton's foundation, which distributes millions of dollars to Africa to help with development, to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. But Democrats do not believe that the vetting is likely to be a problem.
Considering she's more qualified than the CIC, I suppose it's tolerable.

Huntington, West Virginia Wins Title as the Worst

Metabolic syndrome, trans fats etc kill more people than anything else in this country. Readers do yoursaelf a favor, stay away from processed crap, as little fast food and snack garbage as possible and excercise at leat 30 minutes a day.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- As a portly woman plodded ahead of him on the sidewalk, the obese mayor of America's fattest and unhealthiest city explained why health is not a big local issue.

"It doesn't come up," said David Felinton, 5-foot-9 and 233 pounds, as he walked toward City Hall one recent morning. "We've got a lot of economic challenges here in Huntington. That's usually the focus."

Nearly half the adults in Huntington's five-county metropolitan area are obese - an astounding percentage, far bigger than the national average in a country with a well-known weight problem.

Huntington leads in a half-dozen other illness measures, too, including heart disease and diabetes. It's even tops in the percentage of elderly people who have lost all their teeth (half of them have).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Iraqi ministers OK security pact with US

What a revolting developmnet.....for Obama.
The Iraqi cabinet on Sunday approved a security pact with the US that will allow American forces to stay in the country until 2011. All 27 cabinet ministers present at the meeting, in addition to PM Nouri al-Maliki, voted in favour of the pact.

The agreement will be submitted to parliament later. The draft agreement consists of 31 articles and calls for US troops to pull out of Iraqi cities by June 2009.

As the cabinet meeting started a roadside bomb went off at a Baghdad checkpoint, killing three people, according to AFP. Another seven people were wounded in the attack, which took place in the capital's northeast Al-Shaab neighbourhood.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Seizing pensions, the final step to bankruptcy

I know, I know Pravda, but when this guys right, he is right.
As these late autumn days of financial disaster wind down into a winter of discontent across the world, the United States Congress is discussing a step that will surely signal the final collapse of America as anything more than a bankrupt and possibly failed state.

What is this subject? The subject is none other than pensions, the last refuge of money and the last source of fast cash for spend thirsty politicos. In committees the US Congress is hearing testimony from various leftist professors on how to redistribute, read spend, the vast amount of money accumulated by the 60 million Americans at or near retirement age.
Read the whole thing. It's not all completely accurate but the premise is dead on.

Friday, November 14, 2008

MSNBC Eats Crow...sort of

MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the network said Wednesday.

David Shuster, an anchor for the cable news network, said on air Monday that Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, had come forth and identified himself as the source of a Fox News Channel story saying Palin had mistakenly believed Africa was a country instead of a continent.

Eisenstadt identifies himself on a blog as a senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy. Yet neither he nor the institute exist; each is part of a hoax dreamed up by a filmmaker named Eitan Gorlin and his partner, Dan Mirvish, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

The Eisenstadt claim had mistakenly been delivered to Shuster by a producer and was used in a political discussion Monday afternoon, MSNBC said.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Big Three Woes

I hope President Bush makes his final stand against the ludicrous proposed bailout of the "Big Three" auto makers. Their problem is systemic promarily due to their inability to compete in a world market. Why is this? Simple, the UAW has priced them out of the market...

Total Compensation Per Hour, 2007-2008 (includes wages and all benefits)
Big Three automakers — $73.08
Toyota — $48.00
All workers — $28.48

No amount of taxpayer money will make them competetive unless this fundamental inequity is rectified.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Zogby Poll: Illegal Immigration

Regardless of what you here from the Press, the majority of Americans DO favor immigration restrictions and enforcement.

Only 32% of Obama voters considered his support for amnesty as a factor
in their decisions to vote for him. 67% said it was either not a factor
at all, or they voted for Obama in spite of his stance on amnesty.
-- 60% of voters said reducing illegal immigration and cracking down on
employers who hire them is important to them, while only 21% supported
"legalizing or creating a pathway to citizenship" for illegal
-- 57% of voters stated that amnesty would harm American workers and
further strain public resources, while only 26% believe amnesty would
aid economic recovery and ease public burdens.

AP poll: Public seems willing to wait on tax cuts

Again the co-dependent MSM runs interference for their choice.
WASHINGTON – People want the tax cuts promised during the presidential campaign, but they may be willing to wait while President-elect Obama takes on the larger issue of fixing the economy.

Only 36 percent say trimming income taxes should be a top priority when the new president takes office in January, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. That was less than half the 84 percent who cited improving the economy as a No. 1 goal, and the 80 percent who said creating jobs should be a paramount task.

"I don't think it's going to work in this instance," said Ryan Anderson, 31, a Democrat from Bloomington, Minn., who thinks tax reductions would have little impact on most families' budgets. "That's kind of like shooting a BB gun at a freight train."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Respect for the Best

Big Mouth

Lightweight novice; From DRUDGE
Just hours after President Bush and President-elect Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House, details of their confidential conversation began leaking out to the press, igniting anger from the president, sources claim.

"Senator Obama would be wise to keep close counsel," a top Bush source warned.

"BUSH AND OBAMA AT ODDS OVER AID FOR AUTO INDUSTRY," splashed the NEW YORK TIMES in an exclusive Monday evening, quoting "people familiar with the discussion."

"Senator Obama may not be familiar with a long-standing tradition of presidents holding their private conversations, private," a senior adviser explained to the DRUDGE REPORT.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Talk About Cluelessness

The New Republic continues to perpetuate a legacy of excellence in journalism...

Even More Palin Cluelessness

Martin Eisenstadt outs himself as Carl Cameron's source for some recent Palin-mockery and delivers yet more fodder

As you know, I was one of the foreign policy advisers on the McCain campaign who worked with Randy Scheunemann to help prep Sarah on her debate with Joe Biden. Did we outright give her a geography quiz when we started the prep? No, of course not. But yes, in the context of the prep, it slowly became apparent that her grasp of basic geo-political knowledge had major gaps. Could she have passed a multiple choice test about South Africa or NAFTA. Probably. But it was clear that she simply didn’t have the ease of knowledge that we come to expect from a major party political candidate. Other slights came up, too: Not knowing the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas. Or the difference between the Shiites and Suni[sic]. Or when it came to international terrorist organizations, knowing that the IRA was in Northern Ireland, and ETA in Spain.

Well it's deja-vu all over again, the publication that gave us such greats as Stephen Glass and Scott Thomas Beauchamp have done it yet again. Martin Eisenstadt is a figment of someones fertile imagination.. Way to go guys and way to continue to lower the bar for the rest of the MSM.

Update: You will notice that the original posting has been removed and replaced with a mea culpa (sort of).

NATO must reach out to Russia, Merkel says

Talk about itimidated...

BERLIN (Reuters) - NATO needs to reach out to Russia and make clear the defence alliance and Moscow will be most effective at fighting the world's security problems if they work together, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

Merkel said she welcomed the prospect of Georgia and Ukraine becoming members of NATO but warned that neither country would be ready to join "in the foreseeable future".

She has at times been a leading critic of Russia, especially on issues like human rights. But on Monday she focused more on the importance of Russia.
Amazing what a bit of Soviet bravado can accomplish.

In a Nutshell

Spot on analysis.
Conservatism in America is in the toilet today for one simple reason: When given the chance to govern according to their philosophy, conservatives failed.

And when you fail, you lose.

America did not decide in 2008 that it loved big government, redistributionist economic policies and foreign policy weakness. The majority of Americans don’t want any of those things, and won’t be happy if they are foisted upon them. But the voters weren’t really thinking about that when they went to the polls last Tuesday. They were simply firing the people who didn’t do their jobs.

Any discussion of where conservatism goes from here has to begin with an examination of why, given control of Congress and the White House from 2001 through 2006, conservatives did not get federal spending under control, reform the tax code, fix Social Security or resume serious domestic oil production.
Read the rest.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King

Hillary's influence from here on out is going to be pretty much nil.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's dream of overhauling the country's health-care system as the steward of a new Senate subcommittee has reportedly flatlined.

The New York senator had made health-care reform the centerpiece of her presidential campaign. After bowing out of the race, Clinton pushed fellow Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, to create a special health subcommittee for her to head.

But the Massachusetts senator, who's battling brain cancer, has shot down that idea - all but dashing any hope Clinton had of pinning her legacy to universal coverage.

Michael Myers, Kennedy's staff director on the committee, ended any speculation by telling the trade publication Inside Health Policy that Clinton would not chair a subcommittee. Kennedy will instead hold health-care proceedings at the full committee level, Myers said.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Broken Promises

Just 4 days after he's been elected and "The One" is already breaking promises...

The first broken promise was the one where the candidate of "change" was going to bring a new tone to Washington. This one has been broken by Obama's choice for Chief of Staff: Rahm Emanuel. Representative Emanuel (D- Illinois) is a hard-core, far left, liberal as well as being an old Clinton hack. Not only that, but Emanuel is not a "new tone" kind of guy but is a Pit bull of epic proportions. The parallel would have been McCain claiming a new tone but picking Karl Rove as his Chief of Staff. Emanuel is little different than Terry MCauliffe or Howard Dean in his vehement and vocal attacks on Republicans. So much for the "new tone" Obama claimed he wanted to foster.

And now comes his second broken promise. Politico reported on November 5 that Barack Obama has stepped back from his claim that lobbyists would not have a place in his new administration.

How long will it before he admits that giving 95% of the people of this country a tax cut ain't gonna happen?

Friday, November 07, 2008

Melissa Etheridge Ignoramus.

But paying taxes is patriotic right? I guess only if you agree with ALL decisions the people choose to make.

Singer Melissa Etheridge rails against the passage of the gay-marriage ban in California—and she won't be paying the state a dime.

Okay. So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? You are gonna have to help me here because I am not sure what to call her now. Anyways, she and I are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen. Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen. I mean that would just be wrong, to make someone pay taxes and not give them the same rights, sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Note To My Readers

Recently I have received some really threatening and confrontational E-mails from a few chicken sh!t anonymous individuals who choose to spew crazy rhetorical nonsense rather than discuss things rationally in the light of day. Well knock it off!

Even the people who disagree with me on this blog are generally respectful as I am of them even though I vehemently disagree with their opinions.

We are, thank the good Lord, lucky enough to be in a Representative Republic where our rights of free speech are guaranteed by the most sacred of all political documents, the Constitution. Hate and vitriol are the device of those who would choose to destroy rather than enhance our liberties.

Let us disagree passionately, but let us also always respect one anothers opinions and never cynically believe that our political advisaries, at least in out little family, wish anything but the best for this wonderful nation.

Blog down

Computer probs, back manyana.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Stocks Plunge as Anxious Investors Ponder Impact of Obama Presidency

Whatever they sensed yesterday is gone as reality has set in...
NEW YORK (AP) -- A case of postelection nerves sent Wall Street plunging Wednesday as investors absorbed a stream of bad economic news and wondered how a Barack Obama presidency will help the country weather a possibly severe recession. Volatility returned to the market, with the Dow Jones industrials falling nearly 500 points and all the major indexes tumbling more than 5 percent.

The market was expected to give back some gains after a six-day runup that lifted the Standard & Poor's 500 index more than 18 percent. But investors lost their recent confidence about the economy and began dumping stocks again; light volume helped exaggerate the price swings.
Hope some of the more left wing commentors on this blog don't own stocks as it may cost em. Fortunately I saw this coming and am heavily into CDs.

Country Go's Blue

Unlike the left I will neither whine nor make excuses for the Republicans and their failure. I will offer congratulations on a rough but legitimate election.

That being said, unless Obama is the luckiest man alive, he is in for an extremely bumpy ride. His constituency, especially the Black portion of it, is going to be looking to him for big things and he will not be able to deliver but a fraction of what they'll expect. Look for the shortest Presidential honeymoon on record.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Interesting Tidbits

Everyone on earth is covering the election and better than I can therefor, I will just offer up a few interesting sidenotes as this election day progresses.

Update I: The markets are up over 300 points. That would generally indicate a strong Republican showing or at the least a balance of power between Pres and Legislature, we'll see.

Update II: Previews of coming attractions?

Monday, November 03, 2008


Alaska's Personnel Board finds Gov. Sarah Palin DID NOT violate ethics laws.

Rep. Murtha Walks Out When Pressed On Comments

If ther'e anyone in the House that deserves to be ousted it's this vile POS...
PITTSBURGH -- After a campaign rally, incumbent Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha walked out on an interview with Channel 11 when he was pressed to answer questions regarding controversial comments he previously made to the press.

Earlier this month, Murtha publicly said that Western Pennsylvania is a “racist area” and this will be a problem for Obama’s campaign in the state.

When pressed about his controversial comments, Murtha said, “Now you see what you’re doing? You’re getting away from the real issues of this campaign. You are getting away from the economy and health care. You are getting away from education.”

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Obama advocates bringing down coal burning electrical plants.

Ohio and Pennsylvania voters might be interested in THIS.