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Obama unveils new campaign bus.

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | 7 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

Sen. Barack Obama surprised many political observers today by turning on his anti-war supporters — most notably MoveOn.org. As has been noted throughout the conservative blogosphere, this is just the latest incident of long-time Obama backers being thrown under the bus. But so strong a reversal would not have been possible without the Obama campaign • Read More »

You’re kidding me

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on You’re kidding me | Filed in: Kevin, Movies, Religion.

Joe Eszterhas, the man who wrote three of the most sexually exploitative movies of the last 20 years, (“Showgirls”, “Jade” and “Basic Instinct”), that same Joe Eszterhas is now a strong, professing Catholic? No, really, he is. (Via DirtyHarry) Chalk another one up to God and His amazing grace. Next thing you’ll be telling me • Read More »

A Quantum of Solace

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

The new trailer is out, and it’s a doozy. Three things: – Bond and Aston Martin cars go together bees and honey. Anything else just ain’t Bond. – Not liking the “Q. v. rogue Bond” thing that seems to be a holdover from the excremental Die Another Day. Bond is not a transnationalist loose cannon, • Read More »

We win!

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on We win! | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Military.

Tired of losing to everyone else, the French military has finally found an opponent they can defeat: French civilians.

Thinking the unthinkable

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Thinking the unthinkable | Filed in: History, Kevin, Movies.

A sequel to “300”? It’s possible, but it would have to be on water, not on land, more of Master And Commander-type thing: “Do we want our children growing up under the thumb of a Persian king? No!!!!”. Actually, they could do a prequel, too. Have your people call my people, Hollywood. Let’s do lunch.

‘Popcorn! Get your popcorn here!’

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Politics, War On Terror.

This morning, I felt a great disturbance in the Left, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. It didn’t take long to find the source of the disturbance. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday, in a major speech on patriotism, criticized MoveOn.org for referring to Gen. David • Read More »

Bridge to nowhere

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Obama is helping re-unite the Democratic party after a contentious primary by… Ignoring a big Democratic Leadership Council event right in his own backyard. Yeah, that’ll heal the wounds between the left and center-left wings of the Democratic Party. The DLC may be down but it ain’t out. Obama is treading a knife-edge here: He’s • Read More »

Waiting

June 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Waiting | Filed in: Canada, Guns, Kevin, Law.

It seems Canadians want the right of self-protection, too. Well, duh. Growing up in Alberta, guns weren’t the boogeyman and the root of all violent crime, guns were used to hunt in the fall or clear a field of gophers and as a way to relax and do some target or skeet shooting. They were • Read More »

Jacksonian unions?

June 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Jacksonian unions? | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

The New Republic notes  the Machinists Union isn’t onbard the Hope and Change Express. In the Machinists Union, a predominately blue-collar union, the impression continues to grow that Senator Barack Obama could care less about folks like us. At the plant closings in Galesburg [where a Maytag plant moved its operations to Mexico] and Herrin, • Read More »

Brilliantly subversive

June 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Brilliantly subversive | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Charles Austin suggests that Obama should be given a custom engraved 1911 .45 auto as a memento of his “support” for the Heller case. (Via Instaglenn). DARN good idea. It puts him in one camp or the other for good, as it’s hard to weasel your way out of accepting (or not accepting) a gift, • Read More »

The Modern Classics

June 29, 2008 | By admindude | 7 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

Entertainment Weekly has a new list of “Modern Classic” movies, giving the 100 best movies (in their opinion) of the past 25 years, and it’s not bad. Let’s look at the top 30: 1. Pulp Fiction (1994) 2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03) 3. Titanic (1997) 4. Blue Velvet (1986) 5. Toy Story • Read More »

Firstest with the news

June 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Firstest with the news | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Turns out that Arizona bloggers extraordinaire The Sonoran Alliance broke the Mexican troops/not Mexican troops/who the heck knows story on Tuesday, almost 48 hours before anyone else had it. Nice work!

This time for sure!

June 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on This time for sure! | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Nothing up my sleeve! (rip) And now here’s something we know you’ll really enjoy. After some scheduling issues (you’d think the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy would be more organized than this…), the Arizona Bloggers Get-Together is now on for July 26th, 3pm,  at Tempe Four Peaks Brewery. Look for me under the table. I’m a • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo

June 28, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, AKA the perfect spaghetti western. More SPM (Squinting Per Minute) than any movie ever made. And what a soundtrack, like this driving, Ravel-esque crescendo Morricone score during Tuco’s frantic search for buried treasure. “You see, my friend, there are two kinds of people in this world: Those with • Read More »

That was fast

June 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on That was fast | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Law.

It turns out there’s already a licensed gun dealer in D.C. Problem is, though, that the license is held by Josh Sugarmann, head of the VERY anti-gun Violence Policy Center. Hmmn, I wonder what he charges for FFL transfers. And I wonder if anyone will remind him that due in part to his efforts, it’s • Read More »

Nada que ver aquí, pase adelanté, por favor

June 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Nada que ver aquí, pase adelanté, por favor | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, immigration, Kevin.

Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help in locating armed suspects wearing police-like clothing, including (but not limited to) black t-shirts and ball caps with police logos, who raided a drop house on the West Side last night. Hmmmn. Where have I heard about something like that before? Oh that’s right, I didn’t. That • Read More »

‘Curse you, Hans Brix!’

June 27, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on ‘Curse you, Hans Brix!’ | Filed in: Jon, Military, Politics, War On Terror.

Cuffy Meigs puts together two recent stories and finds a possible cause-and-effect. Kim Jong-Il decided to back down from his long-standing policy of acquiring and testing nukes and their long-range delivery systems. And he made this decision just a few hours after the U.S. military demonstrated yet another successful missile intercept. The carrot of diplomacy • Read More »

Super-sized Global Warming

June 27, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Science.

Jupiter is heating up, and it’s gaining a few more Great Red Spots. I, of course, blame Jovian SUV drivers, because if the largest source of heat in the solar system has nothing to do with global warming here on Earth, it obviously has nothing to do with Jupiter heating up, either.

Friday Music Blogging: Tango.

June 27, 2008 | By admindude | 4 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Music.

Today I wanted to find something a little different and I think I achieved my goal. De Taquito is an Argentine duo made up of Martin Humberto Ghersa (vibraphone)and Demian Matias Schwarcz (piano). I’m a huge fan of the vibes and have long considered buying a set (if I could just figure out where to • Read More »

Annie, get your gun

June 27, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Annie, get your gun | Filed in: Crime, Guns, Kevin.

The feminist argument for Second Amendment rights. To quote a memorable line from an otherwise forgettable movie, “I hope the men of America sleep better tonight knowing women like us carry guns.”

Re: Re: Radio Silence

June 26, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Re: Re: Radio Silence | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, immigration, Kevin.

Obviously, “Having military training” and being an active member of the Mexican army are two different things. What will clinch it for me is what the make and model of the “assault-style weapons” used in this crime are. If they used actual AR-15’s, which is the civilian, semi-automatic version of the M-16, then their chances • Read More »

Re: Radio Silence.

June 26, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Re: Radio Silence. | Filed in: Arizona, immigration, Jon, Politics.

The strange goings-on in the West Valley continue to be an interesting story. Actually, I first heard about this story on J.D. Hayworth’s KFYI show (Hugh was on commercial break), but I rarely give much credence to that station. The local hosts basically just yell and name-call their way through morning and evening drive. Obviously, • Read More »

Radio Silence

June 26, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Radio Silence | Filed in: Arizona, immigration, Kevin, Law.

I occasionally watch the local news with my wife and listen to talk radio most every day on the drive home, so it’s rather embarrassing that I find out that last weekend, soldiers in the Mexican Army conducted a home invasion and murder in the West Valley via Ace Of Spades, not the TV news. • Read More »

Obama’s political mentor shoots his mouth off against guns.

June 26, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Obama’s political mentor shoots his mouth off against guns. | Filed in: Jon, Law, Politics.

A very close friend, political mentor and early supporter of Barack Obama has some interesting views on today’s Heller decision: An angry Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday called the Supreme Court’s overturning of the Washington D.C. gun ban “a very frightening decision” and vowed to fight vigorously any challenges to Chicago’s ban. The mayor, speaking • Read More »

Status Quo Plus

June 26, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Status Quo Plus | Filed in: Kevin, Law.

As Exurban League’s resident gun nut shooting sports enthusiast, it probably rests on my shoulders to comment on today’s ruling on D.C. vs. Heller. My initial reaction? Meh. It’s nice for the people of D.C., Wisconsin and other “gun-free” jurisdictions who have been barred by the government from having the means to defend themselves and • Read More »