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Memorial Day Music Blogging

May 31, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Memorial Day Music Blogging | Filed in: Uncategorized.

For their song “Remember Me”, the band British Sea Power provides a perfect video for Memorial Day. We remember. Requiescam In Pacem. More …

Some gave all

May 31, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Some gave all | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day, and be sure to thank those men and women in uniform for their service to our country.  Photo via the U.S. Army’s Flickr stream. More …

A minuet in three parts

May 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on A minuet in three parts | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Just something to entertain you on a stress-fee Sunday afternoon.  More …

Saturday Movie Blogging – Tin Cup

May 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Tin Cup | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Filmed in lovely Tubac, Arizona.  Ron Shelton, who wrote and directed Bull Durham, teams up with Kevin Costner for a second time and together then turn out a great little movie about golf, romance and the joys of risking it all, and Cheech Marin resurrects his career with his scene-stealing role as Costner’s caddy/wingman.  More • Read More »

Double-tap the messenger

May 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Double-tap the messenger | Filed in: Uncategorized.

As they say, it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.  Mills’ campaign manager, who, by the way, is also a woman, denied the flier was meant to be sexist and blamed the poor word choice on a mix up at the print shop. Camilla Strongin told the Guardian the mailer should have said it’s time • Read More »

Real campaigns of genius.

May 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Real campaigns of genius. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

In his quixotic quest for the Governor’s office, businessman Buz Mills is throwing good money after bad to unseat the popular incumbent Jan Brewer. While he didn’t have a chance before, after his latest mailer you can consider his campaign officially over. Of all the issues to choose from, he attacks SB1070-signing Jan Brewer on • Read More »

Stop, drop & roll. Or, just run around screaming.

May 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Stop, drop & roll. Or, just run around screaming. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

An Alabama woman decided to get back at the guy who repossessed her car by lighting it on fire. But, being an overachiever, she lit herself on fire as well. Way to give it 110 percent! Oh, did I mention there’s video? Woman sets herself on fire in attack on car Link here. More …

Navy to use dolphins, sea lions to protect sub base

May 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Navy to use dolphins, sea lions to protect sub base | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Is there anything Obama can’t do? The Navy says dolphins and sea lions will stand guard this year at a Washington state submarine base to detect any underwater swimmers who might approach the base on Hood Canal. The Navy is keeping security details secret, but the environmental impact statement for the project said there would • Read More »

Arizona by-ways

May 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona by-ways | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This is more of Vox’s stock in trade, but I can’t resist posting a few photos of the wondrous beauty of Arizona.  San Xavier del Bac is probably Arizona’s best-known (and most-photographed) mission, but my favorite is just down the road, the oldest mission in Arizona, Tumacácori.  More …

Reacting to weak polls, Obama updates image.

May 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Reacting to weak polls, Obama updates image. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

After months of public missteps, embarrassing distractions and declining poll numbers, the White House is rolling out a new-look Obama to recapture the public imagination. Instead of the staid, stuffy image Obama has been sporting, campaign stylists have chosen a youthful, hip image popular among the tween set. “Back in 2008, Obama became inexplicably popular • Read More »

B’rer Political Analyst

May 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on B’rer Political Analyst | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Jonathan Chait asks, “Are Democrats too Centerist?” Oh heck yes. Way too centerist for the rest of the country.  The best hope for the Democrats this election season (and every election season) is to listen to Maxine Waters and do everything she recommends.  Do it now.Nancy Pelosi is too moderate for the electorate. The Dems • Read More »

Oklahoma City ok’s white supremacist HQ near bombing site

May 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Oklahoma City ok’s white supremacist HQ near bombing site | Filed in: Uncategorized.

After hours of emotional public comment, an Oklahoma City community board voted overwhelmingly to support a plan to build a white power recruitment and information center near the site of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building.  The plans for a KKK center so close to the scene of a brutal domestic terror • Read More »

His Master’s Voice

May 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on His Master’s Voice | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Obama sends 1200 photo opportunities National Guard troops to the border, and the Mexican government calls their shots (via The Corner). Regarding the Administration’s decision to send 1,200 National Guard servicemen to the US Southern border, the Government of Mexico trusts that this decision will help to channel additional US resources to enhance efforts to prevent • Read More »

Who are the real friends of Israel?

May 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Who are the real friends of Israel? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Conventional wisdom states that anti-Semetism in America is rooted in the deep South, that it’s all them Christian Klansmen who are ready to drive the Jooooos out of this country and make America a Christian Nation once more. The Southern Poverty Law Center owes it’s very existence to this idea, and while there is still • Read More »

Obama leaning toward challenging Arizona law.

May 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Obama leaning toward challenging Arizona law. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Here we go. A team of Justice Department attorneys reviewing the new immigration law in Arizona has recommended that the U.S. government challenge the state law in federal court, but the recommendation faces an uncertain future and tough scrutiny from others in the Justice Department, sources with knowledge of the process tell Fox News. Staff • Read More »

BREAKING: Obama deploys National Guard to Arizona/Mexico border.

May 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on BREAKING: Obama deploys National Guard to Arizona/Mexico border. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Looks like someone has been reading the polls. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Tuesday announced the White House has agreed to her requests to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico. Giffords called for the Guard’s deployment immediately after the March 27, 2010, murder of Cochise County rancher Rob Krentz. Tuesday afternoon, President • Read More »

The logical conclusion

May 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The logical conclusion | Filed in: Uncategorized.

First, you take away the right of the citizenry to defend themselves.  Then, you take away the right of the police to defend the citizenry.  City cops are livid over a legislative proposal that could handcuff the brave officers involved in life-and-death confrontations every day — requiring them to shoot gun-wielding suspects in the arm • Read More »

Hayworth Defeats Hayworth!

May 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hayworth Defeats Hayworth! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Six and one-half million people in Arizona, and these two guys are the best candidates we have for the GOP Senate nomination?  Let a thousand backpedals bloom!  Of course, a better answer would be that our current wars are against violent ideologies that aren’t confined to just one nation or group of nations: It’s hard • Read More »

Mexican lawmakers visit Arizona in effort to overturn state law.

May 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Mexican lawmakers visit Arizona in effort to overturn state law. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Um… what? A group of Mexican lawmakers visiting Arizona will hold a meeting to hear locals’ views on a controversial immigration law the state passed last month, Mexico’s Senate said Monday. The delegation of senators arrived in the southwestern state bordering Mexico on Sunday and said they plan to raise some of what they deem • Read More »

Arizona could learn a lesson from Los Angeles

May 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona could learn a lesson from Los Angeles | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A lesson on how NOT to mix politics and sports, that is.  “I don’t think teams should get involved in the political stuff. And I think this one’s still kind of coming out to balance as to how it’s going to be favorably looked upon by our public. If I heard it right the American • Read More »

Hey, it worked for Reagan

May 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hey, it worked for Reagan | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Obama White House is planning put Democrats up against a President who’s been out of office for two years.  Quelle progressive: Fighting a battle that’s been over for 24 months. It doesn’t matter that George W. Bush left office 16 months ago. The White House’s mid-term election strategy is becoming clear – pit the • Read More »

Get your kicks on Route 66

May 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Get your kicks on Route 66 | Filed in: Uncategorized.

And 93. And I-40. And State Route 87.  Vox is doing a list of the places to see and the things to do if you’re buycotting Arizona this sumer.  Go check it out. More …

Now Arizona will buckle.

May 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Now Arizona will buckle. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Being boycotted by Los Angeles and San Francisco is one thing. But now they’ve gone too far. The Lilith Fair’s July 8 date in Phoenix at the Cricket Wireless Pavilion has been canceled. Although no reason has been given, Belinda Carlisle posted her objections to the Phoenix gig on Facebook earlier this month – “in • Read More »

Mass. state rep injured by illegal, police powerless to report to ICE.

May 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Mass. state rep injured by illegal, police powerless to report to ICE. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Massachusetts Attorney General and Worst Senate Candidate Ever Martha Coakley made news earlier this week by bragging that “technically, it’s not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts.” Her state is now reaping the bitter fruit. A serious car crash involving a local lawmaker and a suspected illegal immigrant is threatening to re-ignite already heated debates • Read More »