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A Few Good Men

June 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on A Few Good Men | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Obama’s nominee is ducking questions on abortion, and doing it badly.  “Did you write that memo?” Hatch asked. “Senator, with respect,” Kagan began, “I don’t think that that’s what happened — ” “Did you write that memo?” “I’m sorry — the memo which is?” “The memo that caused them to go back to the language of • Read More »

Leaders lead

June 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Leaders lead | Filed in: Uncategorized.

We expect our leaders to act boldly in times of crisis. We expect them to take charge and get things done. We expect them to be out on the front lines of the battle, crying “Follow me!”. And if they do that, we gladly follow in their footsteps.  We will not respect a leader who • Read More »

Why we win

June 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Why we win | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Pamela Gorman‘s got a volunteer-made video that’s gone viral, causing the morons over at AoS to get, um, excited Looks like fun. What would the left-wing version of this look like? Schoolkids singing praises to Dear Leader? Obama Girl, (so into politics she forgot to vote) ?  The left has forgotten how to have fun, • Read More »

L’Etat, c’est moi

June 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on L’Etat, c’est moi | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A demagogue cares so much about winning that he’d rather wreck the system itself than lose.  – Seth Godin Obama has become the world’s great evangelist for debt. What he won’t do for human rights, he’ll do for red ink.  – Rich Lowry More …

What he said

June 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on What he said | Filed in: Uncategorized.

In honour of today’s McDonald v. Chicago decision, set aside an hour of your time to read and re-read Kevin’s amazing journey through the Second Amendment.  The money quote comes from Dred Scott V. Sanford.  It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognised as citizens in any one State of the • Read More »

A Scandal in the Secular Priesthood

June 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on A Scandal in the Secular Priesthood | Filed in: Uncategorized.

What happens when the morals of your leaders aren’t up to the task? When the leader of the biggest scientific political moral crusade of the last twenty years turns out to be just another Jimmy Swaggart?  Blame the victim, of course.  I asked a bunch of women in my community how they felt about the • Read More »

Wherein I agree with Matthew Yglesias

June 28, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Wherein I agree with Matthew Yglesias | Filed in: Uncategorized.

No, really.  If the Dave Weigel flap has taught us anything, it’s the value of journalists who understand and admit their opinions and biases and don’t shutter them away like a mad uncle at a family reunion.  Jeff Jarvis is the smartest mind in the old media when it comes to new media, and he • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – The Road Warrior

June 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – The Road Warrior | Filed in: Uncategorized.

One of the most influential action films of the last 30 years. Sparse, tight, explosive, it’s an amazing film and one that should be in your DVD collection.  More …

Finally, a Ted Kennedy Republican.

June 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Finally, a Ted Kennedy Republican. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Most days, I’m proud of my state. This is not one of those days: Mark Spinks hoped his indecent-exposure conviction would never surface as an obstacle in his pursuit of the Republican nomination in Congressional District 5. But since it came out, the 39-year-old political rookie said he plans to encourage voters to overlook his • Read More »

The Hopper Obsession

June 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Hopper Obsession | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I am a HUGE fan of Edward Hopper. Yes, everybody’s seen Nighthawks in one (degraded) form or another, but the man *got* urban ennui long before anyone else did. So naturally, I’m fascinated by one man’s quest to find the location of the Nighthawk diner.  That’s some serious obsessive-compulsive disorder detective work there. I’m impressed.  • Read More »

For where your Lexis is, there your heart will be also

June 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on For where your Lexis is, there your heart will be also | Filed in: Uncategorized.

How serious is Obama’s commitment to reducing the deficit? Well, the budget for overseeing the renovations and expansion of the parking garage for our esteemed representatives in Washington gets more money than the Obama’s hand-picked Deficit Reduction Committee.  Your government at work: Building a new carpark is more important than our children’s future.  More …

Cougars on the prowl in Gilbert

June 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Cougars on the prowl in Gilbert | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The four-legged kind.  Residents in an East Valley neighborhood are on edge after four separate mountain lion sightings in the last month. According to the Gilbert Police Department, three residents living in the community north of Ocotillo Road between Recker and Power roads reported four sightings of what they believe to be a mountain lion • Read More »

U.S. Border Patrol boycotting Arizona. No really.

June 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on U.S. Border Patrol boycotting Arizona. No really. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Could the Federal Government be boycotting Arizona? Two federal agencies have joined the “boycott Arizona” trend and nixed conferences there out of concern over the state’s immigration law, a Democratic Arizona congresswoman said, calling the development “very troubling.” The cancellations by the Department of Education and the U.S. Border Patrol may have been more out • Read More »

So horrible, they’ll do anything to make sure it happens

June 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on So horrible, they’ll do anything to make sure it happens | Filed in: Uncategorized.

SB1070 is so bad, Arizona Democrats want the Obama administration to get out of the way and let it become law.  Wait, that can’t be right. If it’s a travesty of a law written by racist Nazis, Arizona Democrats should want it blocked by Feds, right?  Wrong.  Arizona Democrats facing tough reelection races are distancing • Read More »

The Weakest (Chain) Link

June 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Weakest (Chain) Link | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Looks like our enemies overseas are taking a page from Willie Keeler’s book and starting to hit ’em where they ain’t (via Jon “You lie!” Kyl’s YouTube page).  Yes, yes, I know, being Afghani doesn’t make you a terrorist threat anymore than being in the NRA makes you another Tim Mcveigh, but finding martyrdom patches • Read More »

The Bestest Place on Earth

June 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Bestest Place on Earth | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Happy birthday to Banff National Park. If you’ve not been there, you’ve not seen nature as it’s meant to be.  More …

The source of the outrage

June 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The source of the outrage | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Ace sums it up beautifully:  The President is making a conscious decision to put the lives of American civilians in danger until he can get his hands on some political deliverables for a constituency that is at least significantly not even American citizens.  More …

Mexico supports lawsuit against Arizona.

June 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Mexico supports lawsuit against Arizona. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are through the looking glass: Mexico is asking a federal court in Arizona to declare the state’s new immigration law unconstitutional. Lawyers for Mexico on Tuesday submitted a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the law… Mexico says its interest in having consistent relations with the United States shouldn’t • Read More »

Homeland Security focusing on the big threats.

June 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Homeland Security focusing on the big threats. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Arizona’s so tough on illegal immigrants, now we’re deporting piñatas. “Show me your papiers-mâchés!” U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped an illegal shipment of Disney-character piñatas from entering the commerce of the U.S. when a commercial load of piñatas emulating popular Disney characters was seized. On June 18, at about 9 a.m., CBP officers • Read More »

Villa, real.

June 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Villa, real. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Mexican bandits threatening the sovereignty of the United States? Where have I heard that before?  In the first public incident of its kind, cartels are making direct death threats to U.S. law enforcement officials in Nogales, Arizona, the police chief there told CNN Monday.  Speculation about death threats by cartels towards U.S. law enforcement has • Read More »

Sham. Wow.

June 21, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Sham. Wow. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

<a href="http://”>This is not good for someone who’s already on the wrong side of the issue when it comes to Federal spending. (via Geraghty).  On the bright side, looks like we’ve found a replacement for Billy Mays. I wonder how good Hayworth looks with a beard… More …

Profiles in Cowardice.

June 21, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Profiles in Cowardice. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Well, that’s funny. It seems that most of Arizona’s congressional Democrats don’t want to talk about our state’s wildly popular anti-illegal immigration law. Wonder why that is. Arizona’s controversial new immigration law is imperiling a trio of centrist Arizona Democrats who are caught in powerful crosscurrents in their Republican-leaning House districts. Before we get to • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Clear and Present Danger

June 19, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Clear and Present Danger | Filed in: Uncategorized.

One of the better attempts at turning a Tom Clancy novel into a movie. Love, love, the big shoot-out in this one, and it has one of the greatest lines about government ever put on film:  “This administration wants what every administration wants: A second term.”  More …

Death by Facebook

June 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Death by Facebook | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A criminal court in Pakistan is weighing blasphemy charges and a possible death sentence against Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Why? Allowing “Everybody Draw Muhammed!” on Facebook, of course.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being investigated by Pakistani police under a section of the penal code that makes blasphemy against Muhammad punishable by death. • Read More »