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Wednesday Music Blogging – The Waterboys

September 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Music.

An oft-overlooked but very influential band from the 80’s. Not easy to pigeonhole into one genre or another (mainly ’cause Mike Scott is a too free-spirited to be confined to just one musical style).

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds

September 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

Letterman makes a joke about Sarah Palin’s 14 year old daughter getting pregnant. ACORN is more than willing to help set up brothels for underage El Salvadoran hookers. Hollywood elites line up to defend a convicted child rapist. I’m sensing a pattern here. As Ian Fleming once said, once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three • Read More »

Time for another blacklist

September 29, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 5 Comments | Filed in: Crime, Family, Kevin.

Big Hollywood has a list of names of Hollywood stars (and not-so-stars) who want to see convicted child rapist Roman Polanski skip out of his sentence. Here they are: Fatih Akin, Stephane Allagnon, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alexandre Arcady, Fanny Ardant, Asia Argento, Darren Aronofsky, Olivier Assayas, Alexander Astruc, Gabriel Auer, • Read More »

Pyrrhic Olympics

September 29, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Politics, Sports.

So what if the Celebrity-In-Chief is successful, and Chicago gets the 2016 Summer Olympics? Odds are, it’s going to be a massive PR failure for both Chicago and the U.S. Let’s review the most-recent Olympic Games in North America: 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City – Went so poorly that Mitt Romney launched his political • Read More »

ObamaLympics.

September 28, 2009 | By admindude | 17 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics, Sports.

President Barack Obama is temporarily shelving his efforts on economic recovery, the war in Afghanistan, Iranian nukes, record unemployment and health care reform to concentrate on bringing the Olympics to his home town. The Celebrity-in-Chief will jet with wife Michelle and Oprah Winfrey to Copenhagen, Denmark, where the power trio will kowtow to the corrupt • Read More »

Boots on the ground

September 28, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Boots on the ground | Filed in: Kevin, Military, Politics, War On Terror.

When The New Republic and The Weekly Standard agree on the same thing, you know it’s a bad idea. Not surprising. Once this strategy for Afghanistan became known as  “The Biden Plan“, it was obviously doomed to fail.

Leaving work, quickly

September 28, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Business, Kevin, War On Terror.

The History Channel had an amazing re-telling of 9/11, showing home video, news camera outtakes and cellphone video of what it was like to be in downtown New York on September 11th, 2001 in a way that was very gripping and very real. If you haven’t seen it, do so: It’s the best 9/11 documentary • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – The Blues Brothers

September 26, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Movies, Music.

Egad, how could I have gone this long and not mention one of the best movies of all time? If this isn’t my favourite music number from the movie, then the scene with Ray Charles is. Or Cab Calloway. Or James Brown. Or the country bar. Or maybe it’s something else.

Friday Music Blogging – Otis Redding

September 25, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging – Otis Redding | Filed in: Kevin, Music.

If this doesn’t get your pulse pounding and feet tapping, see a doctor immediately, because you may be dead.

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome Sheriff?

September 25, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, Law.

Mesa Issues blog (hardly a paradigm of radical leftist political ideology) is not taking a shine to Sheriff Joe’s latest antics. It turns out that the Sheriff’s latest arrest came as a surprise to just about everyone. How can anyone look at this situation and not think that this is just a case of political • Read More »

Show some emotion!

September 25, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Show some emotion! | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, language.

Today is National Punctuation Day, so why not take a colon out to dinner tonight?

Confirmed: Kids’ Praising Obama an official public school activity

September 24, 2009 | By admindude | 76 Comments | Filed in: Education, Jon, Politics, Religion.

An important update about the creepy video we posted yesterday. The Burlington Township School District, to which B. Bernice Youngs Elementary School belongs, posted the following Letter to Parents this morning. Dear Burlington Township Families: Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. • Read More »

Schoolkids taught to praise Obama.

September 23, 2009 | By admindude | 18 Comments | Filed in: Education, Jon, Politics.

Why were so many parents suspicious about Obama’s speech to schoolchildren a couple weeks ago? Because videos like this keep popping up: I’m trying to determine the provenance of this video which was posted on YouTube on Sept. 6. If it is from a private school or organization, it’s creepy but the children are there • Read More »

Iowahawk on the NEA scandal.

September 23, 2009 | By admindude | Comments Off on Iowahawk on the NEA scandal. | Filed in: Art, Humor, Jon, Politics.

Beautiful: Thanks to new NEA guidelines, anybody can be an artist! Are you a musician? filmmaker? Web designer? Guerrilla marketer? Graffiti tagger? HopCore ElectroChill DJ? Freelance vandal? Whatever your mode of expressive behavior the NEA has a sweet load of grant money waiting — and qualifying has never been easier!  Do you have — an • Read More »

Go Canada!

September 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, Politics, War On Terror.

It’s a sad day for this country when Canada is making a stronger statement on the international political stage than the U.S. is willing to make.

Quote of the Day, 09/22 Edition

September 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 6 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine, Politics, Quotes.

“Every time Obama appears on TV to deliver the same tired arguments that they’ve already rejected, the more he looks like an empty suit to Americans. ” – Ed Morrissey That’s exactly it. Years ago, there was a series of silly TV ads on Phoenix-area television for Sonoyta Motors, a used-car dealership up in Glendale. • Read More »

If at first you don’t succeed,

September 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on If at first you don’t succeed, | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin, Law.

… try, try again. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested County Supervisor Don Stapley, who was under indictment until Friday, when the state dismissed the case. Sheriff’s spokesman Aaron Douglas confirmed the arrest Monday but said he would have no further comment. The latest charges are rumored to be “Looking at Sheriff Joe all • Read More »

Inartful Dodgers

September 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Art, Democrats, Kevin, Politics.

The NEA has been caught red-handed, encouraging artists to get on board with the Obama administration’s agenda. So what’s the big deal, you say? The NEA’s a government agency, why can’t they spend government money to help out the government? Because it’s against the law, that’s why. Federal and D.C. employees may not: use official • Read More »

Popcorn, anyone?

September 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Military, Politics, War On Terror.

The generals are starting to push back on Afghanistan with Obama, much the same way they did on Bush and Iraq, and it’s fun watching the few remaining remnants of the Scoop Jackson Democrats deal with the fact that their leader is waffling on the war in Afghanistan. And by “fun”, I mean, “really, really • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 09/20 Edition

September 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 09/20 Edition | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Politics, Quotes.

” The easiest way to get on TV is to be rude.” – President Barack Obama, as reported by Jake Tapper And Obama’s been on TV quite a lot these days, so he outta know.

Mind frame

September 20, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Sports.

I was a commercial photographer for 15 years, and once someone found out what I did for a living (usually guys) the next question would inevitably be, “Hey, what’s a good camera for me” or “How do I take better pictures?” My answers to these questions were true, but rarely pleasing. A good camera is • Read More »