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Hoosier Daddy?

February 15, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hoosier Daddy? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) dropped a bombshell today by announcing he will not be seeking re-election in 2010. Despite the general anti-Democrat, anti-incumbent mood of the electorate, the popular Bayh was still leading his only Republican challenger both in polling and fundraising. The first reaction of many observers was to compare this to several other • Read More »

Monday Music Blogging – The Knack

February 15, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Monday Music Blogging – The Knack | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Listen closely, and you’ll hear alternative music being born by mixing the guitar riffs of Marc Bolan with lyrics of Cheap Trick and the harmonies of Nick Lowe. Yeah, they didn’t really have a follow-up album, but the Knack were one of the cornerstones of the college music scene of the 80’s.  RIP Doug.  More • Read More »

Genius. Really.

February 14, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Genius. Really. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Who says ballistic missile defence is a boondoogle with no civilian applications? It turns out that the same technology that can blast an SS-25 from the sky can also be used to zap mosquitos (with the megajoules turned down a bit, of course).  Using widely available and common electronics parts, Intellectual Ventures has made lasers • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – In the Line of Fire

February 12, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – In the Line of Fire | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Wolfgang Peterson can do a top-notch thriller when he wants to, and In The Line Of Fire just sparkles. John Malkovich is outstanding as the bad guy and the chemistry between Rene Russo and Clint Eastwood lights up the screen.  Ok, so this post fired off a little early. Sorry if I upset your sidereal • Read More »

Won’t somebody think of the llamas?

February 12, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Won’t somebody think of the llamas? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The poor economy is affecting everybody.  The ongoing economic recession is having an impact in some unexpected places, such as on llama owners who can no longer afford to care for their animals Peacock said. Her group, Arizona Llama Rescue, which places homeless llamas with qualified owners, has seen more and more people surrendering their • Read More »

You know, there *are* other districts.

February 12, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on You know, there *are* other districts. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Arizona’s Congressional District Three, represented by the retiring John Shadegg, has gained yet another Republican aspirant: Former Vice President Dan Quayle, who lives in Paradise Valley, announced Friday during an interview on the Fox News Channel that his son, local lawyer Ben Quayle, will enter the Republican race to replace retiring Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., in • Read More »

Noted without comment.

February 12, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Noted without comment. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

From the front page of this morning’s Politico. More …

Gun games

February 12, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Gun games | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Uncle linked to this article about gun nuts shooting sports enthusiasts complaining about the “Call of Duty effect“, where teenagers who’ve spent hours and hours shooting virtual guns start to look for them in the real world, and that touched off a broad (and surprisingly encouraging) discussion in the gun blog community about where the • Read More »

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

February 11, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Meet the new boss, same as the old boss | Filed in: Uncategorized.

They told me that if Glenn Reynolds voted for John McCain, the Justice Department would continue to press for warrantless wiretapping, and they were right!  Even though police are tapping into the locations of mobile phones thousands of times a year, the legal ground rules remain unclear, and federal privacy laws written a generation ago • Read More »

The best quotes from ‘Liberal Fascism’

February 11, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The best quotes from ‘Liberal Fascism’ | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Long-time readers know that I love me some Liberal Fascism. Jonah Goldberg’s book, paired with Amity Shlaes’ The Forgotten Man worked as a perfect one-two punch preparing Americans for the Obama Era. Our friend John Hawkins has compiled a collection of his favorite quotes. Some samples: For example, one will virtually never hear that the • Read More »

I know it may be asking for too much,

February 9, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on I know it may be asking for too much, | Filed in: Uncategorized.

… but could the office of the President, act, well, PRESIDENTIAL?  Robert Gibbs showed the words “hope” and “change” on his hand as he started his daily briefing with reporters on Tuesday. Many in the room, where President Barack Obama had spoken just moments before about the need for bipartisanship, groaned at the political shot.  • Read More »

Know your rights, these are your rights

February 8, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Know your rights, these are your rights | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Frequent commenter and occasional blogger Azlibertarian sent me a link to an informative article regarding the potential changes to Arizona’s CCW laws. It’s been surprisingly hard to find something in the news that lays what the law will and will not do, as most of the coverage I’ve found is either “There’ll be a bloodbath • Read More »

58 Years and still going strong

February 6, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on 58 Years and still going strong | Filed in: Uncategorized.

God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen God save our Queen Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over us God save the Queen!  Here’s to celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in 2012!  More …

I may just start going to Starbucks again

February 6, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on I may just start going to Starbucks again | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Brady Campaign tries to force Starbucks to ban open carry in their stores in California, and Starbucks tells them to get lost (via Sebastian).  “Starbucks does not have a corporate policy regarding customers and weapons; we defer to federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding this issue,” Starbucks’ customer relations department said in response • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Cape Fear

February 6, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Cape Fear | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The original 1962 version is really good (not a surprise, considering it’s from a John D. McDonald novel), but Scorese and DeNiro take it to a whole new level in the remake (and then Matt Groening took it somewhere else entirely different). Definitely one to add to your DVD collection.  More …

Friday Music Blogging – Cheap Trick

February 5, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging – Cheap Trick | Filed in: Uncategorized.

From absolutely one of the greatest live albums of all-time, Cheap Trick at Budokan.  More …

Placeholders

February 5, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Placeholders | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I could comment on the silliness about place names that’s going on at The Corner right now, but Why? More …

Want to annoy your HOA?

February 5, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Want to annoy your HOA? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

StyleYourGarage has created several high-resolution photographic tarpaulins designed for your garage doors. Instead of your dull gray, taupe or ecru door, how about a dump truck, a fighter jet or a wine cellar? Or this… So, you’ll get a little fine from your Homeowners Association. But what’s the point of making money if you can’t • Read More »

Every little bit helps

February 5, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Every little bit helps | Filed in: Uncategorized.

First Palin, now newly-elected Senator Scott Brown will be campaigning for McCain in the GOP primary.  I don’t know if that’ll go over well here. Brown is right-wing compared to the people of Massachusetts and is the centerfold poster child of the Tea Party Movement, but compared to Arizona voters, he’s slightly to the left • Read More »

The Science is Unsettling.

February 5, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Science is Unsettling. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Earlier this week, the Energy and Environment Conference was held in Phoenix. Needless to say, this event featured mostly “global warmists” and their co-religionists. However, one man decided to speak the truth. William A. Sprigg is one of the most respected and longest-tenured scientists in the field of climatology. He even led the technical review • Read More »