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Canadian Overlord? – oxymoron?

February 28, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Canadian Overlord? – oxymoron? | Filed in: Canada.

Using the words Canadian and Overlord in the same sentence without the qualifier “not”, is like using the words French and spine in the same sentence and not including the qualifer “without”. Don’t make me resurect “Operation Leafblower”. You canadians behave yourselves.

I, for one, welcome our new (liberal) Canadian Overlords

February 28, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I, for one, welcome our new (liberal) Canadian Overlords | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

And I’d like to remind them that as a trusted member of the Maple Leaf Fifth Column, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their our underground hockey training camps. The New Republic, about the only left-leaning opinion magazine I can stomach, has been bought out by a Canadian media conglomerate. • Read More »

Indulging Al.

February 28, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Indulging Al. | Filed in: Environment, Jon, MSM and New Media.

Al Gore was recently exposed as a fraud on the subject of energy conservation. Although his supporters didn’t contradict the findings, they said his rapacious consumption was okay since he used “green” energy when possible and even bought carbon offsets. First, it’s interesting to compare Gore’s hypocrisy to the hippie-like habits of former Sen. Bill • Read More »

Quote of the Day

February 27, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the Day | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

“Al-qaeda, through it’s completely impossible demands, is very clearly entirely unappeasable. And we know it’s unappeasable, if it were appeasable, the French would have appeased it by now.” – Andrews Roberts, on Hugh Hewitt yesterday

Is it me?

February 27, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Is it me? | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics.

Or does using “carbon credits” as a means to justify your eco-unfriendly ways sound a lot like what caused the Civil War Draft Riots, where money could be used to skirt civic duty. No cheap grace, no cheap environmentalism.

Sophie’s choice

February 26, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Sophie’s choice | Filed in: Kevin, Music.

Rod Dreher asks, “Which was the better band in the 80’s: U2 or REM?” Oh boy. This is a toughie… Based just on what they did in the 80’s, I’d say REM. “Murmurs” was earth-shattering, and “Life’s Rich Pagaent” is darn near the best album of all time. But it’s *real* close, as “The Unforgettable • Read More »

An immodest proposal

February 26, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Environment, Kevin.

The Oscar for best documentary was handed out to An Inconvenient Truth last night. Pardon me for not getting excited, but this is roughly equivalent to Michael W. Smith winning a Dove Award; Even Arminius knew this was pre-destined. The Oscars are the epitome of American culture excess, and giving an award to a movie • Read More »

Good riddance to bad rubbish

February 25, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Good riddance to bad rubbish | Filed in: Kevin, Military, Politics.

A really, really REALLY bad idea won’t see the light of day. And statements like this make me question whose side the Washington Post is on. “Then for an entire week, as members of Congress returned home for a recess, Murtha refused to speak further. Democratic leaders failed to step into the vacuum, and Republicans • Read More »

But then again, funny is funny.

February 24, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on But then again, funny is funny. | Filed in: Humor, Politics, steve.

Many sentiments I don’t agree with, but it is funny. A few words in defense of our country…

Great. just great

February 24, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Great. just great | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

It’s not enough that they’re arming themselves, we’re recruiting them for the cops now, too. I tell ya, they’re coming for us.

Book Recommendation

February 23, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Book Recommendation | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

John Derbyshire mentions Flash for Freedom! in The Corner today, and I heartily concur. One of many great reads in the Flashman series.

I hate every stinkin’ ape I see,

February 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I hate every stinkin’ ape I see, | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

./~ …from Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z ./~ (Explainer here.) We need to start arming ourselves now, I tell you. They’re coming.

R.I.P, Dennis Johnson

February 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on R.I.P, Dennis Johnson | Filed in: Kevin, Sports.

One of the good ones has gone. The preening egos of today’s NBA could learn a lot by studying how he lived his life. So long DJ. You’ll always be a part of Phoenix sports history.

Popcorn, anyone?

February 22, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Popcorn, anyone? | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics.

It’s a year plus+ until the 2008 Presidential elections, but the fireworks have already started. Sit back and enjoy the show!

Quote of the Day (2/21)

February 21, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day (2/21) | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics, Quotes.

“Dukakis left office with an approval rating of negative 6% which means 100% of the electorate didn’t like him, and of those 100%, 6% made a point of calling the pollsters back to emphasize how much they didn’t like him.”— Dean Barnett

It looks like this

February 20, 2007 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It looks like this | Filed in: Kevin, Military, MSM and New Media, War On Terror.

I’ve been holding off commenting about the “Victory Caucus” because until we know what we’re looking for in a war, it’s hard to claim we’ve won. Victory in Iraq technically was won a long time ago: The leader of the country was deposed, and we were left in charge. It’s the peace that’s not turning • Read More »

Almost Infamous

February 20, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Almost Infamous | Filed in: Arizona, Politics.

Arizona state House votes down an amendment banning obscene mudflaps. Remember, these people are paid with your tax dollars to talk about stuff like this.

Too little, too late

February 19, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Culture, Kevin.

Pam Goronkin is the new head of the Downtown Tempe Community, and either completely lacks a sense of irony or hasn’t driven down Mill Avenue recently. “On Mill, we have a sense of place, of history, we’re real.” As real as the models in an Abercrombie and Fitch ad. “Malls are not bad places. I • Read More »

Good news, bad news.

February 19, 2007 | By admindude | Comments Off on Good news, bad news. | Filed in: Culture, Jon, MSM and New Media.

I’m thankful that the news media have finally found a story more important than the death of Anna Nicole Smith. Although I’m sad it turned out to be Britney shaving her head. PS: All apologies for the lack of posts, but I’ve been floored with the flu.

Happy 95th, Arizona!

February 14, 2007 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Jon.

Feb. 14 isn’t just Valentine’s Day, but also the anniversary of Arizona’s statehood.We were the last state admitted in the continental U.S., back in 1912. I leave you with Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of what our State Capitol building should have looked like: