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Justice for Harold Fish

June 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Justice for Harold Fish | Filed in: Arizona, Guns, Kevin, Law.

Finally. When even MSNBC is leaning towards calling it a self-defense shooting, you can be pretty sure it was a wrongful conviction. 

Senator Stuart Smalley (D), Minnesota

June 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Senator Stuart Smalley (D), Minnesota | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Politics.

Thank goodness Al Franken is now a Senator. We need more calm, rational voices of reason like him on Capitol Hill, and quickly.

What the Rightosphere is thinking.

June 30, 2009 | By admindude | Comments Off on What the Rightosphere is thinking. | Filed in: Jon, MSM and New Media, Politics.

John Hawkins of Right Wing News recently polled right-of-center bloggers (including yours truly) on Gov. Mark Sanford, global wamring, health care and other issues of the day. See how your viewpoints line up!

Road trip!

June 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Vox is looking to do another Arizona blogger get-together, this time out in the wild, wild West Side. I figure it’s our turn. Besides, we East End Boys could swing by Cabela’s on the way out there to look at all the bright, shiny toys we can’t afford. Leave your ideas for time and place • Read More »

Mama, they took my Kodachrome away

June 29, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Photography, Technology.

Fortune magazine marks the passing of this iconic film with a retrospective of 60 years of photos from its archives. Never did like that Paul Simon song that much, but it seemed appropriate here. I shot a lot of Kodachrome as a kid on photo-trips alongside my Dad as we followed the CP through the • Read More »

Obama announces ‘Seeing Green’ energy initiative

June 29, 2009 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, Humor, Jon, Politics.

   In a media first, the president’s speech was broadcast and photographed  using only night-vision technology with the help of about 300 candles. Aiming to keep the focus on climate change legislation, President Barack Obama put in a plug for administration efforts to drastically reduce energy use by lamps and lighting equipment. In the past, • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 06/29 Edition

June 29, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Food, Humor, Kevin, Quotes.

“I once ate at the McDonald’s right next to the Arc de Triomphe. My quarter pounder tasted like hegemony.” – Michael Goldfarb Wouldn’t that be a “Royale with cheese” rather than a quarter pounder, though?

It’s all just a little bit of history repeating itself

June 28, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Military, Politics.

DefenseTech.org (hardly cheerleaders for the GOP) take the Obama administration to the woodshed for their sweeping cuts in national defense. Bottom line, with North Korea launching missles, Iran developing nukes and an ongoing war on terror overseas contingency operation, defense spending is down to pre-9/11 levels. I’m looking forward to seeing how Obama will adapt • Read More »

They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for John McCain the White House would put politics over science, and they were righ!

June 28, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for John McCain the White House would put politics over science, and they were righ! | Filed in: Environment, Kevin, Politics, Science.

Good thing we got rid of that moron Chimpy Bu$hitler and his war on science! The Environmental Protection Agency may have suppressed an internal report that was skeptical of claims about global warming, including whether carbon dioxide must be strictly regulated by the federal government, according to a series of newly disclosed e-mail messages. Less • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – The Great Escape

June 27, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Military, Movies.

Fourth in my series of great war movies that play fast and loose with history but are nevertheless rollicking good yarns. You’re whistling the theme music now, aren’t you? Aren’t you? BTW, I love this bit from the Wikipedia article on Stalag Luft III: To avoid infiltrators, newcomers to the camp had to be personally • Read More »

The Outdoor Channel is finally coming to Cox Cable!

June 26, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Guns, Kevin, Sports, Television.

From an email I just received: We appreciate you taking the time to advise us of your interest in theOutdoor channel.  Although this channel is not currently available, wehave notified our Programming Department of your interest in seeing itadded to our line-up.  Please be aware that we do have plans to add thischannel sometime during • Read More »

Friday Music Blogging – Dwight Yoakam

June 26, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Music.

Hey! It’s Friday! Get up and dance! (2-Step, in this case). Definitive proof that there was much, much more to music in the 80’s than one former child star proclaiming himself the King Of Pop.

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

June 25, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Kevin, Music.

If you’re my age, you couldn’t avoid Michael Jackson. I never owned one of his albums, but I remember staying up late to *finally* watch “Thriller” on Friday Night Videos (we didn’t have cable). He was my generation’s Howard Hughes. He was bizarre, freaky, a danger to himself and others, and an unmitigated genius. Here’s • Read More »

This day, we fight!

June 25, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on This day, we fight! | Filed in: Kevin, Movies, Politics, War On Terror.

The people of Iran are almost as mad for Hollywood movies as I am. So what do their leaders do when faced with a popular uprising? Why, show three movies back-to-back-to-back about how a small, unorganized, out-numbered band of courageous men, dwarves, hobbits and elves overthrew an overwhelmingly evil, oppressive, vicious regime, of course. “I • Read More »

Redone

June 25, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

CZ-USA re-did their website. Good: The old one was out-of-date and unusable in Safari. Now if only they’d give me one of these for relentlessly promoting their pistols here…

Robert Gibbs speaks!

June 24, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Movies.

We’ve got exclusive excerpts of Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs responding to charges that he’s a complete and utter failure. …and I said, I don’t care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Obama that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, I’m quitting, I’m going to quit. • Read More »

Obama kicks off his campaign for 2010

June 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Obama kicks off his campaign for 2010 | Filed in: Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Politics.

The Obama campaign began it’s long road to the White House with a press conference in Washington D.C. today. Let me begin by saying thanks to all you who’ve traveled, from far and wide, to brave the heat today. We all made this journey for a reason. It’s humbling, but in my heart I know • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 6/23 Edition

June 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 6/23 Edition | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media, Quotes.

“52 professional media outlets have asked to attend an arraignment hearing for some singer accused of beating his girlfriend . . . meanwhile the world depends on amateur footage to get honest reporting from Iran.” – Bob Krumm Forgive us our sins, oh Lord.

Why hasn’t this been released here?!

June 23, 2009 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Film, Jon.

This Irish animated film was released in March — but only in Ireland: The Book of Kells is a favorite of mine… wonder if I can special order this baby. Uhh, for my kids, of course.