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Quote of the Day, 7/31 Edition

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 7/31 Edition | Filed in: Kevin, Quotes.

“Here’s a tip for liberals: If your candidate is going to stage enormous rallies in front of tens of thousands of chanting Germans (with monuments to Prussian military might in the background) in the middle of his Presidential campaign, it isn’t the GOP’s fault if the footage comes out looking a little like Hitler at • Read More »

Fruit of the Boom!

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Fruit of the Boom! | Filed in: Humor, Jon, War On Terror.

As we reported last night, terrorists have invented “Suicide Underwear” to evade detection. From Pakistan’s Daily Times: Would-be suicide bombers could be using explosives “underwear briefs” rather than explosives jackets to evade “conservative” body searches, sources said on Wednesday. Sihala Police College forensic lab sources told Daily Times that the study of recent suicide attacks • Read More »

Aw, crap.

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon.

Boston has traded Manny Ramirez… to the Dodgers. Ugh. BTW, a few people have asked what happened to the Diamondbacks Magic Number Generator that used to be displayed in our sidebar. Unfortunately, it linked to an outside site for stats and that site had a lot of down time. And when it went down, many • Read More »

Who’s the racist now?

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

The German magazine Spiegel (pronounced Shhhhhhh-::phlegm glob::-peagle) has run a revealing interview with The Lightworker. Many blogs mocked a fawning pro-Obama article in which German journalist Judith Bonesky professed her, um… enthusiasm… for the Senator’s wares. Unlike Bill Clinton, Obama wasn’t going to take this heavy flirtation lying down. “She hustled us,” he told New • Read More »

Split decision

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

30% of conservative Democrats say they’ll for McCain. Ok, so 30% of conservative Democrats comes out to about 4 actual people, (5, if Zell Miller remembers to take his meds), but if Obama loses this election, what are the chances of the moderate/conservative wing of the Democrats leaving the party altogether and forming a third • Read More »

Wait, this can’t be right…

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | 4 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Military.

Jack Murtha’s doing the right thing when it comes to the military? Looks like we have another sign of the end times… Observers expected a fight with two possible outcomes: either Congress forces the DDG-1000s on the Navy, or caves to the Navy’s wish for more Burkes. In a surprise move yesterday, the House defense • Read More »

The blacklist is the new black

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on The blacklist is the new black | Filed in: Kevin, Movies, Politics.

Read the article that Jon linked to a couple of days ago before going on with this post. Ok, are you done? No? Ok, I’ll wait. … Look, don’t  just pretend to look at it, go ahead and read it already! I’ll wait. Ok, finished? Good. Now read this article on screenwriter Andrew Klavan and • Read More »

Is that Semtex in your pocket or are you just unhappy to see me?

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, War On Terror.

Pakistan’s Daily Times offers quite a news brief (get it?): Terrorists develop ‘suicide underwear’ Would-be suicide bombers could be using explosives “underwear briefs” rather than explosives jackets to evade “conservative” body searches, sources said on Wednesday. Sihala Police College forensic lab sources told Daily Times that the study of recent suicide attacks showed that suicide • Read More »

Obama calls you a racist. Again.

July 31, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

Remember last month when Obama called all Republicans racists? “It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy,” Obama told a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Florida. “We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you • Read More »

The Onion pens another classic

July 30, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Environment, Humor, Jon, Politics.

This just in… Al Gore Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet EARTH—Former vice president Al Gore—who for the past three decades has unsuccessfully attempted to warn humanity of the coming destruction of our planet, only to be mocked and derided by the very people he has tried to save—launched his infant son • Read More »

Told ya.

July 30, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, MSM and New Media, Politics.

Today the McCain campaign released a so-so video comparing Obama’s celebrity with that of Britney Whats-her-face and Paris So-and-so. Kind of cute concept, but no great shakes. The at-times perceptive lefty Josh Marshall of course sees it for what it really is… I note with interest today, John McCain’s new tactic of associating Barack Obama • Read More »

So what happens next?

July 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on So what happens next? | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Let’s say the Obama gets elected in 2008, and the seas stay the same level, the planet doesn’t heal, wars go on and things stay just about the same, or maybe even get worse. A lot worse. What happens when the hard left wakes up and finds out their messiah takes in lobbyist money, keeps • Read More »

It’s all about meeeeeee!!!!!

July 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on It’s all about meeeeeee!!!!! | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Instaglenn links us to Obama dramatic mea culpa over America’s tragic past. O RLY? Look, America’s had more than it’s share of things that suck, but if, as a citizen of the world, he wants to compare the U.S. to France, Germany, England, Italy, et al, bring it on. Does America have some tragic elements • Read More »

Practical knowledge

July 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Practical knowledge | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Military.

The Marines are donning civies and learning how to draw and shoot from concealed carry. The Army (and others) have Practical Pistol teams. Proving yet again Jeff Cooper was a genius, and way ahead of his time.

The agony of elite.

July 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Education, Jon, Politics.

Looking at my background, I never had a chance to be an elitist. I grew up middle-class, only attended public schools, and my parents’ small-town, Midwestern pedigree would have ridiculed any effort to put on airs. Even my wealthiest relatives had humble beginnings. My second-richest relative ended his formal education with a high school diploma. • Read More »

Fight the powers (that want to) be

July 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Fight the powers (that want to) be | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

The New Republic and the New York Times are puzzled as to why their Chosen One, the Kwisatz Haderach, hasn’t ascended into Poll Heaven after his European trip. Maybe it’s because the voters are taking the advice of Public Enemy rather than that of the New York Times. Yeaaaah booooyz.

Bush, Bush! Come back, Bush!

July 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Movies, Politics, War On Terror.

Is Batman really George W. Bush ? Maybe, I’ll decide that for myself when I watch Dark Knight and see for myself. On the other hand, maybe a Texan like Dubya is taking inspiration from a famous movie gunslinger: (Via InstaGlenn). In recent years, former CIA analyst and Clinton-administration National Security Council staffer Kenneth Pollack • Read More »

Photo of the Day, 7/29.

July 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Photo of the Day, 7/29. | Filed in: Jon, Photography.

Image from a 1975 IBM slide presentation about doing business online. View the whole thing. (Looks like I found background images for the rest of the year…)

Before Heath Ledger, before Jack Nicholson,

July 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Before Heath Ledger, before Jack Nicholson, | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

… there was Alan Moore. “Twisted” doesn’t even begin to describe how Mr. Moore wrote Batman’s arch-nemesis. The comic book / graphic novel / whatever needs to be read to be believed. It rightly deserves to be placed alongside Moore’s earlier “Watchmen” series and Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” as one of the most • Read More »

RE: Paw-len-ty!

July 28, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

Of course, one of the problems with McCain choosing Gov. Tim Pawlenty as his running mate is his unwieldy surname. It’s not like it’s too tricky to pronounce, but its Slavic character doesn’t make it the most euphonious choice out there. There’s something traditionally WASPish about, say, McCain-Portman or McCain-Romney. And sadly, branding can make • Read More »

PAW-LEN-TY! PAW-LEN-TY!

July 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on PAW-LEN-TY! PAW-LEN-TY! | Filed in: Arizona, Jon, Politics.

Allow me to direct your attention to my Top Ten VP picks, originally posted in mid-February, then updated for mid-May. Not to brag, but who was the number one pick on both lists? Let’s just say his name rhymed with “Zawlenty.” Glad to see the McCain Campaign so closely following our advice.