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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Where the new posts have been.

Most of my new posts have been over at the Urbin Report.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Book Pick: Princess of Wands

Princess of Wands by John Ringo

A slightly different hero than the genre usally sees in this modern day horror/adventure tale by NY Times best selling author John Ringo.

Barbara Everett is a Christian soccer mom from the southeastern United States. Who just happens to an expert in martial arts and combat shooting. Which comes in handy when Lovecraftian evil comes a calling on her quiet vacation spot. This book is actually a collection of several stories, including one that takes place mostly at a SciFi/Fantasy con. A lot of industry inside baseball in that one, which makes it way cool.

Monday Book Pick Archive

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

"...status is not the American Conservative position. Rather, conservatives believe that change for change's sake is folly. What kind of change? At what cost? For the liberals and progressives, everything was expendable, from tradition to individualism to "outdated" conceptions of freedom. These were all tired dogmas to be burned on the alters of the news age."

Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.

More at the Urbin Report

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Special Earth Day Video



George Carlin on "Saving the Planet."

Special Earth Day Book Pick!

Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy by Gwyneth Cravens

Find out why Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore thinks the Nuclear Energy is the ecologically sound thing to do.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Anniversary

Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the Waco Massacre.

This is a reason why no one could in good conscience vote for any active member of the Democratic Party.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday B-Movie Pick: L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Keeping on the film noir trend, comes this classic from 1997. A great cast, a gripping story and look into the dark steamy side of beautiful, sunny, southern California. Kim Basinger won an Oscar for her role in this film. Other cast members includes: Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, and James Cromwell. Cromwell shows his range in this role. His other work has included Star Trek films and the “Revenge of the Nerds” films. Part the films depth is watching the growth of the characters played by Crowe, Pearce and Spacey. In all, it’s a dark, well made film that tells its story through complex characters.

The Friday B-Movie Archive.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The left’s “Deity”

I kid you not. I received the following tweet from a leftist troll today.

I’m a supporter of change the change our great and divine leader president Obama has brought to america

Let’s take a look at that statement through the eyes of a rational adult in a free society.
First off, “great and divine leader”? This leftist troll should move to North Korea, he would fit right in.
Second, note that the troll capitalized the name of his “great and divine leader”, but couldn’t be bothered to capitalize the name of the nation he lives in and provides him the freedoms to decent.

This leftist troll was complaining about American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights.
He claimed that this exercise of the basic Human Right of Free Speech was “treason” against his “great and divine leader.” This leftist troll sets his cult of personality beliefs above that of the Constitution of the United States of America. I would not be surprised if this leftist troll demonstrated the left’s typical lack of basic history by calling those who are exercising their Civil Rights “fascists.”

Originally posted at the Urbin Report

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

From John Cox of Cox and Forkum:



In the comments GarandFan said:

Guess that explains why Obama removed the bust of Churchill from the oval office. No need to be reminded daily that you're an idiot.


We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

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Late Edition: Friday B-Movie Pick

I posted this last Friday over at the Urbin Report.

Friday B-Movie Pick Pick: Cat People

The 1982 film noir classic, complete with David Bowie doing the title song. A great cast including Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, and Annette O’Toole (That’s Superboy’s mom for you Smallville fans). This is a remake of the 1942 original (which I admit to not having seen yet), with plenty of casual nudity by Kinski & O’Toole and more than its fair share of gore. That includes a scene involving Ed Begley Jr.. Don’t worry, it’s one of the gore scenes, not one of the casual nudity scenes.

The Friday B-Movie Archive.

“Hope & Change” does not include tolerance.

It seems that tolerance, as well as diversity, is not included in the set of “Hope & Change.”

Since Arizona State University made the rational and well thought out decision not grant our Dear Leader an honorary degree because of his overall lack of experience in just about anything, the radical extremist far left that makes up the most rabid of Team Lightbringer’s supporters have reacted true to form.

ASU dared to defy their leftist deity, so they want the heretics burned. I’m not kidding. There have been actual death threats from the “open minded and tolerant” left.

Laurie Chassin co-chairs the ASU Honorary Degree Committee along with Christine Wilkinson, but she is on sabbatical this year and is not involved in this year’s evaluations. According to a source within the administration, she reportedly received death threats after this story hit national news on Thursday. An ASU spokesperson said they started receiving hate-email within minutes after the story was published on Huffington Post.


The President’s friend and advisor, the terrorist William Ayers should be proud.

Originally posted at the Urbin Report.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Some Random Thoughts From Thomas Sowell

I am so old that I can remember when music was musical.

Barack Obama seems determined to repeat every disastrous mistake of the 1930s, at home and abroad. He has already repeated Herbert Hoover's policy of raising taxes on high income earners, FDR's policy of trying to micro-manage the economy and Neville Chamberlain's policy of seeking dialogues with hostile nations while downplaying the dangers they represent.

Perhaps the scariest aspect of our times is how many people think in talking points, rather than in terms of real world consequences.

How a man who holds the entire population of a country as his prisoners, and punishes the families of those who escape, can be admired by people who call themselves liberals is one of the many wonders of the human mind's ability to rationalize. Yet such is the case with Fidel Castro.

What does "economic justice" mean, except that you want something that someone else produced, without having to produce anything yourself in return?

Socialists believe in government ownership of the means of production. Fascists believed in government control of privately owned businesses, which is much more the style of this government. That way, politicians can intervene whenever they feel like it and then, when their interventions turn out badly, summon executives from the private sector before Congress and denounce them on nationwide television.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Morning Quotes

Isn’t the border fence shovel-ready?

Obama and his minions will be blaming President Bush for EVERYTHING 'till their dying breath.

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket" -- Barack H. Obama

During the campaign, a fellow journalist confided that "I know Obama is a Manchurian candidate, I just can't figure out what for." -- Michael Goodwin

"You'll note that politicians no longer spend money, they invest it. Don't worry about paying more to the [IRS]. You aren't being taxed; you're taking a plunge on a fly-by-night stock issue." -- P.J. O'Rourke

"There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as "caring" and "sensitive" because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he's willing to try to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he'll do good with his own money -- if a gun is held to his head." -- P.J. O'Rourke

"There's nothing like a dead body found in a pool of someone else's blood." -- Leslie Bates

"Wearing a Che shirt in a free nation is as disgusting as wearing a Heinrich Himmler shirt in Tel Aviv." -- Leslie Bates

"In other words, under Attorney General John Ashcroft, the FBI, the INS and the Department of Justice are so out of control that they have actually begun to enforce U.S. immigration laws." -- Ann Coulter

"The exact same people who are now demanding prison for Libby for not remembering who told him about Plame are the ones who told us it was perfectly plausible for Bill Clinton to forget that Monica Lewinsky repeatedly performed oral sex on him in the Oval Office. Even if chubby Jewish brunettes aren't your type, be honest: Which of the two events would stand out more in your memory?" -- Ann Coulter

"Because of the industrialization of agriculture -- using massive amounts of fossil fuel -- only 2 percent of Americans work in farming. And yet they produce enough food to feed all 300 million Americans, with plenty left over for export. When are liberals going to break the news to their friends in Darfur that they all have to starve to death to save the planet?" -- Ann Coulter

"Gun bans don't disarm criminals, gun bans attract them." -- Walter Mondale, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 4/20/94

"If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of a constitutional privilege." -- Arkansas Supreme Court, 1878

"Communism and socialism is seductive. It promises us that people will contribute according to ability and receive according to needs. Everybody is equal. Everybody has a right to decent housing, decent food and affordable medical care. History should have taught us that when we hear people talk this stuff -- watch out!" -- Walter Williams

"The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal." -- Peter Brimelow, [and others] National Review 02/01/93

"The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people." -- William O. Douglas

"You can count on a few things in this world. The swallows will return to Capistrano. Salmon will spawn. Canada's geese will fly south for the winter. And tax cuts will create growth" -- Investor's Business Daily

"Saddam Hussein's continued life is more of a problem than Osama bin Laden's," -- former Clinton Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Christian Science Monitor, November 2003

Annoy a Leftist: Think!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party Signs

Two sources of images for Tax Day Tea Party signs, MarshBaby & Simon Jester.

For those of you who are not SciFi fans, Simon Jester is reference to Robert Heinlein's classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which was the Monday Book pick on January 26, 2009.

Also published at the Urbin Report.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Team BHO isn't letting any crisis go to waste.

Kenn Jacobine notes that our Dear Leader's team isn't letting the crisis in Mexico go to waste either.

It's a chance for them to attack your basic human right of self-defense and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. A document that is clearly in the way of Team Lightbringer's goals.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Corruption keeps rolling along

Corrupt democrat Congressman John Murtha is continuing his pattern of pork barrel spending.

Four of the earmark requests from Murtha’s office are for current or former clients of a lobbying firm, the PMA Group, that is currently under federal investigation for connection to possible "straw" donations to Murtha and other Democratic members of the House.


Murtha also has not yet apologized to the cleared US Marines he insulted.

Originally posted at the Urbin Report

Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday B-Movie Pick

A good cold war thriller, The Killer Elite stars James Caan and Robert Duvall in this Sam Peckinpah flick. Excellent martial arts scenes as well. Good supporting roles from Mako, Bo Hopkins and Burt Young.

The Friday B-Movie Archive.







Politics As Usual

Meanwhile, inside the Beltway...

The president's e-mail list of 13-million resulted in just 114,000 individual pledges — a response rate of less than 1 percent. Party workers secured another 100,000 signatures by hitting the streets. The DNC arrived at its 642,000 figure by making three photocopies of each petition so that every signer's senators and representative could get one.

DNC spokesperson Natalie Wyeth responded: "This effort was designed to give our supporters the tools to influence their elected officials. Of course we delivered a pledge to each of their members of Congress — 642,000 pledges. That's what we said we were delivering and that's what we did."

When asked about the impression in the DNC press release that there were 642,000 unique pledges, she offered no response.


Gosh, what a surprise.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Netcast of the Week.

If you listen to one pod/netcast this week, make it episode 43 of Brassballs Radio.

Wendy “RightGirl” Sullivan interviews Ezra Levant about his 900 day ordeal with the Canadian so-called “Human Rights” Commission, which is actually a rigged “kangaroo court.”

Here is the first in a series of videos of one of Levant’s interrogations by the “Human Rights” commission.



Mr. Levant went on to write a book about his ordeal and how these so-called “courts” in Canada operate. Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights is selling out all over Canada. It’s a wake up call for what can happen in America if the left continues to push its agenda of “political correctness.”

Originally posted at The Urbin Report.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day:

"Remember: The guy who's trying to nationalize industry and start his own youth corps isn't the fascist. That was the previous occupant." -- Jim Treacher