Archives:

Better off Fred.

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Better off Fred. | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

In this week’s Weekly Standard, Andrew Ferguson reviews the unhappy lessons learned from the Fred Thompson campaign: In his recent memoir, Alan Greenspan says he’s been pushing a constitutional amendment of his own devising. It reads: “Anyone willing to do what is required to become president of the United States is thereby barred from taking • Read More »

Berkeley City Council tells Marines to leave, Marines call in an airstrike on Berkeley City Council

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Berkeley City Council tells Marines to leave, Marines call in an airstrike on Berkeley City Council | Filed in: Kevin, Military.

Ok, the Marines haven’t really called in an airstrike. At least, not yet, that is. Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go. That’s the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station “is not welcome in the city, • Read More »

First rule of a gunfight: Bring a gun

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on First rule of a gunfight: Bring a gun | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, Politics.

And for conservatives, Jon Kyl’s a nice gun to have on your side. He’s one of the best people in Washington, and even the New Times likes him. How often does that happen? McCain should tout this fact, along with what Jim Geraghty suggests, and soon, if he wants to mend some fences with the • Read More »

Just added to my Amazon wish list…

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Just added to my Amazon wish list… | Filed in: Jon, Military.

Terrorists, meet Railgun. Railgun, terrorists. A futuristic weapon getting a trial run by the Navy demonstrated its destructive power at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren. …Railguns use electromagnetic energy to launch projectiles long distances — more than 200 nautical miles ….According to the Navy, the railgun, when fully developed, will be able to • Read More »

Al-Qaeda leader dies because of illegal immigration and a U.S. Missile, but mainly because of a U.S. missile

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, Kevin, War On Terror.

(Headline style swiped unapologetically from AoS) Got another one. A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, Western counter-terrorism officials have told the BBC. News of his death emerged on a website used by Islamist groups. Ekhlaas.org said he had “fallen as a martyr”. The Western officials have refused to reveal • Read More »

A note to our readers

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on A note to our readers | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin.

I’d like to take a moment and state clearly for the record that neither Jon nor myself are the DJ’s called “PROPHECY” and “DJ Poet” pictured in the “Arizona Week Wednesday” post below. Any such rumors are strictly and completely false, and have no factual basis whastsoever. DJ Prophecy and DJ Poet are, in fact, • Read More »

Girding for the final GOP battle?

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Girding for the final GOP battle? | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

The anti-McCain conservatives are making what could be their last stand. Mark Levin adds a typically harsh evaluation while Joe Scarborough offers atypically harsh one. Meanwhile Bob Novak confirms the shocker that McCain wouldn’t pick another Alito because the judge “wears conservatism on his sleeve.” If McCain really wants the support of conservative Republicans, now’s • Read More »

Hold on a Second (Amendment)

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hold on a Second (Amendment) | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

A good third or more of the right-wing blogosphere is trying to figure out just who is backing McCain and why. There’s been everything from his war-hero status to views on the national defense to his innate cussed-ness bantered about, but they all might be missing the importance of his stance on the Second Amendment. • Read More »

Arizona Week Wednesday — in photos!

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona Week Wednesday — in photos! | Filed in: Arizona, Humor, Jon.

  PROPHECY and DJ Poet show up for Ashlee Simpson’s party at Myst in Scottsdale.  Out-of-towners have asked why I don’t go to Scottsdale clubs. Because these are the people who show up at Scottsdale clubs. This enthusiastic Obama fan had to be removed after he kept throwing undergarments at the stage. Shawn Marion and • Read More »

How not to write a headline

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on How not to write a headline | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

The horrid state of newswriting over at azcentral.com continues. Witness in ‘Serial Shooter’ case dies He died right before the beginning of the trial. • Witness’ testimony may be off-limits in trials Using the same verb in the sub-headline as the headline? For shame! EspressoPundit has more. I don’t mind biased, I do mind bad.

Arizona Week: Thursday, Jan. 31

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona Week: Thursday, Jan. 31 | Filed in: Arizona.

Today’s Arizona Week events: FBR Open FBR Open 1st round, 7:40 a.m. Coors Light Bird’s Nest entertainment w/ Duck Soup and KC & the Sunshine Band, 3:30 p.m. Best Damn Sports Show Period – Live, Birds Nest, 4-6 p.m. Super Bowl XLII Special Olympics Arizona Golf Tournament, Raven Golf Club at South Mountain (3636 E. • Read More »

This was almost a good idea.

January 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on This was almost a good idea. | Filed in: Humor, Jon.

Always keep a backup copy: When Marie Lupe Cooley, 41, of Jacksonville, Fla., saw a help-wanted ad in the newspaper for a position that looked suspiciously like her current job — and with her boss’s phone number listed — she assumed she was about to be fired. So, police say, she went to the architectural • Read More »

The day after.

January 30, 2008 | By admindude | 5 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Jon, Politics.

Ugh. I haven’t felt this lousy after a state primary since the last state primary. South Carolina knocked out my number two pick, Fred, while Florida knocked out my fave, Rudy. I never really had a number three. So who do I choose for next week’s Arizona primary? Let’s map it out…   McCain   Romney • Read More »

Who’s the more popular populist?

January 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Who’s the more popular populist? | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

This quote from The Plank caught my eye: “But when you consider that McCain’s prevailed in the first closed primary and the one contested primary Romney won was an open primary, you start to wonder if this whole notion of Romney relying on party stalwarts and McCain relying on independents might not be a little • Read More »

Arizona Week: Wednesday, Jan. 30

January 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona Week: Wednesday, Jan. 30 | Filed in: Arizona.

Today’s Arizona Week events: FBR Open FBR/Xerox Silver Pro-Am, TPC Stadium Course, 8:30 a.m. Honeywell Pro-Am, Grayhawk Golf Club (Raptor), 10 a.m. Coors Light Bird’s Nest entertainment w/ Duck Soup and Super Diamond, 3:30 p.m. Best Damn Sports Show Period – Live, Birds Nest, 4-6 p.m. Super Bowl XLII The Jack Daniels Experience, Westgate City • Read More »

It was fun while it lasted

January 30, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

To borrow from Frank J, one day, America will be awesome enough to have Fred Thompson Rudy Giuliani as president. Until then, we must prove ourselves worthy by punching more hippies. Sigh. Well, the good news is, the first episode of Michael Palin’s New Europe is waiting for me on my TiVo. Maybe that will • Read More »

Deutschland and our allies

January 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Deutschland and our allies | Filed in: Kevin, Military, War On Terror.

Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper threatens to remove all of Canada’s combat troops from Afghanistan unless other NATO countries step up to the plate. And it looks like the German military may do the right thing and join the fight. Good for them. A few GSG-9 operators around Kandahar may be the thing that tips • Read More »

435 Members of Congress, 100 Senators

January 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

…and out of that lot, only 17 Congressmen and 6 Senators are willing to forgo pork-barrel politics. HOUSE MEMBERS Jeff Flake (AZ-06) John Campbell (CA-48) Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) John Shadegg (AZ-03) John Boehner (OH-08) John Kline (MN-02) Tom Price (GA-06) Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) Virginia Foxx (NC-05) Trent Franks (AZ-02) Michele Bachmman (MN-06) Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) • Read More »

Hitting the vans Americans won’t hit.

January 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hitting the vans Americans won’t hit. | Filed in: Arizona, immigration, Jon.

From KTAR.com: Illegal Aliens Rear End Homeland Security VehicleJanuary 29th, 2008 @ 12:49pm A mini-van full of illegals rear-ended a Homeland Security SUV this morning on I-10. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the overloaded van was heading west when it was involved in a 3-vehicle chain-reaction crash near the Elliot Road off ramp. • Read More »

Be sure to show your work

January 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Humor, Kevin.

“‘I have to say that Bob Herbert shocked even me by quoting Andrew Young, who said that his pal Clinton was “every bit as black as Barack” because he’d screwed more black chicks.’ By my quick calculation Magic Johnson must be even whiter than me.” – Tom Macguire

California schemin’

January 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on California schemin’ | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

This is a fine illustration of why I think Obama is an easier opponent for the GOP than Hillary: Obama takes big risk on driver’s license issue Washington — Sen. Barack Obama easily won the African American vote in South Carolina, but to woo California Latinos, where he is running 3-to-1 behind rival Sen. Hillary • Read More »

Next week on ‘Cops: Osaka’

January 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Next week on ‘Cops: Osaka’ | Filed in: Humor, Jon.

Osaka’s police chief isn’t named Arpaio by any chance, is he? 2,240 police, 460 patrol cars, copter mobilized for car chase in Osaka OSAKA — Police on Thursday arrested a wanted man after a two-hour car chase that involved 2,240 officers, 460 police cars and one helicopter. Hirofumi Fukuda, 27, who had been wanted for • Read More »

Arizona Week: Tuesday, Jan. 29

January 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona Week: Tuesday, Jan. 29 | Filed in: Arizona, Jon.

Today’s Arizona Week events: FBR Open Practice rounds for PGA Tour pros Scottsdale Celebrity-Am, Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon), 10 a.m. CBS Outdoor Special Olympics Open, 11 a.m. Bob Goldwater Bridge Dedication, TPC Stadium Course 15th Green, 2 p.m. FBR Opening Dinner (invitation only), 6 p.m. Super Bowl XLII The Jack Daniels Experience, Westgate City Center • Read More »