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Vote for me, and I’ll set you free

February 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Vote for me, and I’ll set you free | Filed in: Democrats, Environment, global warming, Kevin, Politics, Science.

“From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption. After all has been said and so little done, the truth about the climate crisis — inconvenient as ever — must still be faced.”  – Al Gore The science is settled: • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Aliens

February 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Aliens | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Once upon a time, James Cameron could make a movie where the military was the hero and technology saved the day. Now?  Game over, man, game over!  More …

This can’t end well

February 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on This can’t end well | Filed in: Uncategorized.

During my dozen or so years as a professional photographer, I got used to having a gadget bag hanging off my shoulder, and I got used to the convenience of having someplace to put all the stuff that just won’t fit in your pockets.  This, however, is not a solution to that problem.  From their • Read More »

Entry point

February 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Entry point | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club (my home range) is having an Open House on Saturday, April 24th. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to come out and share in the fun of the shooting sports. Admission is free, and you’ll have a chance to try your hand at  .22 Caliber Rifle shooting Black • Read More »

Lights out for Chavez.

February 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Lights out for Chavez. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

As the infrastructure of Socialist Paradise ver. 27.0 continues to deteriorate, Huguito “El Douche” Chavez recieved a stark reminder of his failed leadership of oil-rich Venezuela: Power failures have become a fact of life in Venezuela, but the energy problems have not affected the presidential palace – until now. President Hugo Chavez was giving a televised address • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 2/25 Edition

February 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 2/25 Edition | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to verify their authenticity” – President Abraham Lincoln More …

Style points

February 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Style points | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“Personality goes a long way.”  – Jules Winnfield  Geraghty articulates why Hayworth over McCain may not be a sure thing and really nails why I’m lukewarm on Hayworth.  “Style and tone count for a lot, and some voters are repelled by too much table-pounding. ”  Ok, so I’m still a Canadian citizen and can’t actually • Read More »

So, you’ve got your CCW. Now what?

February 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on So, you’ve got your CCW. Now what? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A few years ago when I took my CCW class, the instructor had us look at the student on either side of us.  “Look right, then look left. Only one of you, on average, is going to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. This class is not enough, and only about one-third of your • Read More »

Know thyself

February 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Know thyself | Filed in: Uncategorized.

… know your enemy, and you will be invincible.  – Sun Tzu  “A man’s got to know his limitations.”  – Inspector Harry Callahan Greg Patterson knocks it out of the park with this post on Sarah Palin. Why is Palin attractive to conservatives? Because she knows what government can, and most importantly, cannot do.  Government • Read More »

The McCain that never was

February 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The McCain that never was | Filed in: Uncategorized.

It’s 1984, and I’m sitting in chapel at Grand Canyon University as then-Congressman John McCain tells his personal story. It’s a compelling narrative, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to listen to a genuine American war hero.  And then, in 1992, I sit and I watch as now-Senator McCain is brought up before the • Read More »

Because I’m all about the fair and balanced…

February 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Because I’m all about the fair and balanced… | Filed in: Uncategorized.

And as I said before, I’m neutral on the J.D. Hayworth / John McCain primary, here’s a blunder by McCain to balance out Hayworth’s unforced error on the birtherism.  In response to criticism from opponents seeking to defeat him in the Aug. 24 Republican primary, the four-term senator says he was misled by then-Treasury Secretary • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, World

February 20, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, World | Filed in: Uncategorized.

It’s a little hard to believe that the same guy who directed On The Beach, Inherit The Wind and Judgement at Nuremburg also directed this marvelous bit o’ madness.  But he did. And very well, too. Don’t worry about the plot, because, well, there isn’t one. Just relax, sit back, put your brain in neutral • Read More »

Dude, Tiger didn’t cheat on *you*.

February 19, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Dude, Tiger didn’t cheat on *you*. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

You’re kidding, right? A Golf Channel anchor gets verklempt about Tiger Woods’ apology. No, really. More …

Friday Music Blogging: Moderat

February 19, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging: Moderat | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Moderat is a joint effort by German electronic duo Modeselektor and fellow Berliner Apparat. This criminally smooth track is called Rusty Nails; a perfect soundtrack for speeding around the Autobahn at 2 a.m. More …

We’re all Californians now.

February 19, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on We’re all Californians now. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Remember last year when, faced with an overwhelming budget shortfall and a fiscal crisis the size of Mt. Larsen, the California Legislature steeled itself and courageously frittered away their time passing useless ceremonial bills?  Welcome to East California.  A bill that would make the Spanish Colonial breed the official state horse is out of the • Read More »

Report: 5 Muslim Soldiers Tried to Poison U.S. Army Base Food Supply

February 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Report: 5 Muslim Soldiers Tried to Poison U.S. Army Base Food Supply | Filed in: Uncategorized.

CBN News has an exclusive report that five Muslim soldiers were arrested at Fort Jackson, S.C., for attempting to poison the base food supply. CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the • Read More »

Austin crash pilot’s pathetic manifesto.

February 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Austin crash pilot’s pathetic manifesto. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A plane was crashed into Austin, Texas’ Echelon Building which housed local IRS offices. Early reports identify the pilot as Joseph Andrew Stack, who earlier burned down his house with wife and child inside. An manifesto by one Joe Stack was found by blogger Oliver Willis online (PDF version here). In short, the man hates • Read More »

Introducing The Feed.

February 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Introducing The Feed. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

National Review Online has launched the latest iteration of news-blogging, naming it The Feed. Curated by Twitter pal Greg Pollowitz of NRO’s Media blog, The Feed will post stories on politics, entertainment and whatnot, along with his quick takes. What will make this different is that readers can vote and comment on these pieces, which • Read More »

Oh no he didn’t

February 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Oh no he didn’t | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Please tell me J.D. Hayworth is smart enough not to fall into the birther tarpit. Please. Whoops. Why does this matter? A commenter at Riehl World View says it best:  The birth question is a political IQ test. It would be hard to devise a more perfect trap. The moment you embrace the issue, the • Read More »

… the second time as farce

February 17, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on … the second time as farce | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Mark Mothersbaugh is smart and funny, but he’s not smart enough to learn from the mistakes of The Who and know when it’s time to quit while you’re ahead. Thirty-five years after the group’s first album — and two decades since its last — Devo is back with new music and a look to replace • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 2/16 Edition

February 16, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 2/16 Edition | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“Curling, golf, kilts, and the bagpipes all came out of Scotland, along with an indecipherable dialect of the English language. However when compared to the Irish they are still a nation of geniuses.”  – Commenter zzyzx over at IMAO More …

No risk, no reward

February 16, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on No risk, no reward | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A liberal advocacy group affiliated with the Obama administration wants you to know that you may, may lose money on your investments.  Between the stimulus and healthcare reform, Obama’s made death and taxes even MORE certain: I’ll take my chances with Wall Street over letting this administration have a say in what I can and • Read More »

Rest in peace, Mr. Stewart.

February 15, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Rest in peace, Mr. Stewart. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I just was in Mr. Stewart’s home a few weeks ago. Tragic, tragic news: At least five people died in a fiery helicopter crash in Cave Creek on Sunday. The chief executive of a Scottsdale-based company died, along with his wife and a young daughter, according to a spokesman for the company, Service Group of • Read More »