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Pocket Protector

January 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Pocket Protector | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Continuing the meme from Jay, Uncle and others…  Clockwise from top left: Keychain iPhone Wallet Kel-Tec P3AT with +1 capacity mag Cheap nylon holster that’s actually pretty good Extra mag (Speer Gold Dots)  Leatherman Micra Cheap LED flashlight from Fry’s Electronics that’s brighter than any other keychain light I’ve seen The only thing I’m missing • Read More »

Friday Music Blogging II: Françoise Hardy “Voilà”

January 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging II: Françoise Hardy “Voilà” | Filed in: Uncategorized.

It’s odd to be nostalgic for a time and place I’ve never experienced. Someone needs to build a time machine, so the twenty-something version of me can go back to 1967, catch a PanAm to the Côte d’Azur and take Mlle. Hardy to dinner and an long stroll on the beach. (The video autoplays, so • Read More »

Thank you Kurt.

January 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Thank you Kurt. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

For an amazing, thrilling ride. Full coverage here. More …

Requiem for a Luddite

January 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Requiem for a Luddite | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Two bits of bad news for the anti-vaccine crowd:  The Gates Foundation doubles the amount spent on funding vaccines. Endorsing vaccines as the world’s most cost-effective public health measure, Bill and Melinda Gates said Friday that their foundation would more than double its spending on them over the next decade, to at least $10 billion. • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 1/29 Edition

January 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 1/29 Edition | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“One has a head full of foam rubber. The other one was on The Muppet Show.”  – Jim Treacher.  More …

So cool, he’s frozen stiff

January 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on So cool, he’s frozen stiff | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The science is settled, Obama’s a cold fish.  President Barack Obama’s word choice in the State of the Union Address reveals a complex and dynamic thinker who is surprisingly cool and distant, according to James Pennebaker, chair of the Psychology Department. Using a computer program he’s developed to measure the relationship between language and personality, • Read More »

Schweikert Ten, Mitchell Zero

January 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Schweikert Ten, Mitchell Zero | Filed in: Arizona, GOP, Jon, Kevin, Politics.

ExJon and I were fortunate enough to be invited to a fundraiser last night for David Schweikert’s bid to unseat Harry Mitchell in AZ CD5, and I managed to grab some cell phone pics of the event.  Special Guest of Honor Hugh Hewitt expounds upon the Browns’ and/or GOP’s chances for victory in 2010:  It’s • Read More »

Westboro Baptist Church says “Twitter, U R teh suck”

January 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Westboro Baptist Church says “Twitter, U R teh suck” | Filed in: Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Politics.

I’m surprised Fred Phelps’ group actually knows what Twtter is: I’d expect them to be wandering around trying to find the headquarters for Compu-Serve.  Reverend Fred Phelps’s Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Twitter’s San Francisco offices tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. PST. The Kansas-based church is picketing because it believes that “the people who run • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 1/27 Edition

January 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 1/27 Edition | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“The president is proposing to freeze one-seventh of the budget while letting the other six-sevenths grow. The proposal sounds like what an unsuccessful dieter would order at McDonald’s: Big Mac, large fries, Diet Coke.”  John J. Pitney Jr., via The Corner More …

Let it go, John

January 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Let it go, John | Filed in: Uncategorized.

… and retire now.  I disagree with a lot of the vitriol being heaped on McCain in the linked article as it completely overlooks McCain’s rock-steady stance on fiscal conservatism and foreign policy, but the idea’s a good one. McCain should retire now and go out on his own terms and in his own way, • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 1/26/10.

January 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 1/26/10. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“If Obama can be forced into becoming a rhetorical deficit hawk, and if the fundamental message of his second year in office is ‘less spending good, more spending bad,’ we may see the spirit of modern liberalism broken.”    — Jim Geraghty, National Review More …

Crapped out

January 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Crapped out | Filed in: Uncategorized.

At least one Democrat is able to see the elephant (or jackass, in this case) in the room. I continue to hear people saying that Martha Coakley’s defeat in Massachusetts had nothing or very little to do with the approval of the Obama administration in that state. For those who continue to adhere to this • Read More »

Who do bloggers support in 2012?

January 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Who do bloggers support in 2012? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Right Wing News has conducted the first poll of right-leaning bloggers on which candidate they would support if the presidential primaries occurred today. It’s way to early to have a solid opinion, but my choice of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels came in fourth place. Find out the top three right here. More …

No future for you, Mr. Goddard

January 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on No future for you, Mr. Goddard | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Terry Goddard is the future of Arizona’s Democratic Party, and he’s been so for the last 25 years.  Less than a week into the race, a new survey shows that Terry Goddard already is losing ground in his bid to become the next governor. The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters shows state • Read More »

With all due respect to Glenn Reynolds,

January 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on With all due respect to Glenn Reynolds, | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Having a Nobel Peace Prize winner campaign for you is no big deal anymore, and it doesn’t seem to have much of an effect anyways. More …

Monday Music Blogging – The Pixies

January 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Monday Music Blogging – The Pixies | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Jon maintains that Doolittle is the Pixies best album.  He is, of course, utterly and completely wrong. While Doolittle is excellent, Tromp Le Monde is/was their best work.  Proof.  I hope he will take losing graciously. More …

The two tilts.

January 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The two tilts. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Seeing a lot of ill-donned headwear of late. Pseudo-hipsters, take note: The two tilts from Michael Alden on Vimeo. More …

Recharged, not reset

January 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Recharged, not reset | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Wow, good thing we “reset” relationships with the Russia, or else they might be saying REALLY bad things about the United States.  Russia Today, the slickly produced, often comical Russian government propaganda arm is up with an ad campaign in Britain that sticks a thumb in Obama’s eye, merging his image with that of Mahmoud • Read More »

Taking populist tack, White House unveils new ‘Evil Obama’

January 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Taking populist tack, White House unveils new ‘Evil Obama’ | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Responding to the unprecedented loss of a Massachusetts Senate seat to Republicans, the White House has responded not with conciliation, but with a more aggressive public image. Chief political adviser David Axelrod has completed a striking “rebranding” of the cool, rational President Barack Obama.  Unnamed administration sources indicate that Obama will focus exclusively on populist issues until • Read More »

Saturday Music Blogging – U2

January 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Music Blogging – U2 | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is rock ‘n’ roll. Turn up the sound, lock the kids in the closet and let it wail. More …

Me llamo es Suiza

January 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Me llamo es Suiza | Filed in: Uncategorized.

 Looks like McCain will face a challenge to his seat from J.D. Hayworth.  I’m officially apathetic on this one:  I just hope that whoever wins the primary battle isn’t so weak that a Democrat comes in and steals the seat on election day.  McCain may not be the rock-ribbed conservative that conservatives think they need in Washington, • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Volunteers

January 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Volunteers | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Let’s do another little-known Tom Hanks movie. Watch has he meets the future Mrs. Tom Hanks, and keep watching for John Candy to steal the movie away from both of them.  ./~ Fight, fight, fight for Washington State… ./~ More …