Kingdom of the empty skull

Ron Paul (R-Freakazoid) is determined to tilt at any and all windmills in his path, even if it’s a windmill in the shape of Fort Knox. (Via Matt Cover on Twitter) 

“If there was no question about the gold being there, you think they would be anxious to prove gold is there,” he (Ron Paul) said.

“Our Federal Reserve admits to nothing, and they should prove all the gold is there. There is a reason to be suspicious and even if you are not suspicious why wouldn’t you have an audit?

“I think it is a possibility,” Paul said when asked if there was truth to rumors that there was actually no gold at Ft. Knox or the New York Fed. 

Silly Ron. The gold from the Fed is in a big ol’ warehouse in Nevada, along with the remains of the aliens from Roswell and the Ark of the Covenant. Everybody knows that, 

Can this be his Last Crusade? Please?

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August 31st, 2010 by admindude

America’s Candidate joins Team Jacob

America finally has the anti-sparkly candidate we’ve been waiting for

I will stop debt collectors from calling you. I will make it illegal for a company to sell a debt you have for purposes of collection. You and your family have dignity: you are not cattle to be sold back and forth in the debt marketplace. You know how horrible it is to have those vampires calling you, again and again and again. (emphasis mine)

We’ve all been there, settling down for a quiet dinner with the family, and then suddenly the door bursts open and thousands of vampire bill collectors break in. Happens all the time.

And people thought I was crazy for stocking up on holy water, garlic and lawn stakes all these years, just for the day that the vampire debt collectors attack. I applaud Alvin Greene and his campaign manager Hugh Van Helsing for making a stand against this menace when no other candidate would speak out on this issue that touches all our lives.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go buy more buckshot for when the zombie bill collectors attack. Never can be too prepared.

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August 31st, 2010 by admindude

Bringing in the big guns

Almost everything we now know about using a pistol for personal self-defense originated at Gunsite, a firearms training facility just north of Prescott. Col. Jeff Cooper, who created the Modern Technique of pistol combat and the Awareness Colour Code, founded the site as The American Pistol Institute in 1976 and it has been training policemen, military personnel and civilians ever since. Gunsite is the epicenter of the firearms training community: If it’s not taught there, it’s probably not worth learning. 

Which is why it makes so much sense that Gunsite’s current owner (and former gubernatorial candidate) Buz Mills is now leading BorderSheriffs.com, a non-profit organization aiming to raise private funds for the legal defense of the 15 Arizona sheriffs named in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. 

It’s a perfect fit. Buz (and Gunsite) have saved countless lives by training law enforcement to shoot correctly and quickly, and now Buz can save law enforcement again from a government gone out of control. Swing by and toss ’em a few bucks; they could use your help. 

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August 31st, 2010 by admindude

President Pee Wee.

Dude, if you’re going to look this dorky on a bike, why not just go for the full Pee Wee Herman?

(Image re-purposed from here.)

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August 30th, 2010 by admindude

CNN’s Rick Sanchez: The new Evan Mecham?

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has never been called the sharpest tool in the shed. But today’s gaffe was amazing:

Sanchez isn’t the first to step into that unfortunate idiom. In the late ’80s, former used car salesman and troubled Arizona governor Ev Mecham was under attack as a racist. His very first act in office was to rescind the state’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and he had been caught calling African-American children… well… a term that rhymes with a “Nick-a-Pinny” (he claimed it was a term of endearment).

Eventually, Mecham appointed a black man to his administration, which had local reporters asking if he was just trying to quell the furor. Ev famously replied, “I don’t employ them because they are black; I employ them because they’re the best people who applied for the cotton-picking job.”

Eventually, Mecham was impeached. It will be fun to see if the self-righteously liberal Rick Sanchez can wriggle his way out of this minefield.

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August 30th, 2010 by admindude

Chapters axed from Meghan McCain’s new book.

ExLg has had some fun with Meghan McCain’s political musings in the past. Over the weekend, Lori Ziganto and Jenn Q. Public posted a hilarious, expansive parody of our senior senator’s daughter. Read the whole thing!

Please, please, please  Miss McCain – please run for office in Arizona. You won’t get elected, but you’ll make bloggers the happiest we’ve been in years.

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August 30th, 2010 by admindude

Rhymes with fail

Hush little baby, don’t say a word 
Papa’s gonna buy you the District Third

And if that District Third gets beat
Papa’s gonna buy you a Senate seat

And that Senate Seat turns sour
Papa’s gonna buy you more ways to power

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August 30th, 2010 by admindude

Keith Olbermann is not obsessed with Glenn Beck.

Late last night on Twitter, Keith Olbermann started complaining about Glenn Beck’s mammoth Restoring Honor event in Washington, D.C. And complaining.

Criticizing the crowd counts. Mocking the attendees. Insisting he would never want to hold such a rally. That, frankly, he doesn’t even care about Glenn Beck and it’s foolish that anyone does. After his 42nd (42nd!) comment, we had a brief exchange:

Apparently, Keith had to grab his Peter Gabriel cassettes for an overnight drive to Washington, D.C.

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August 29th, 2010 by admindude

The one part of The Phantom Menace that didn’t suck

… was the teaser trailer / music video for “Duel of the Fates”. 

When this came out a month or two before the movie was released, I was in heaven. Look how exciting it is! The cool villains! The snappy lines! The slam-bang editing! 

And then I watched the movie, and I realized that all the good parts were already shown in the trailer. To borrow from Johnny Carson, the Phantom Menace is four and one half minutes of sparkling entertainment, stretched out over two and one half hours.

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August 28th, 2010 by admindude

Doing the jobs hard-working Senatorial candidates won’t do

So J.D. Hayworth still hasn’t swallowed his pride and placed a call to John McCain conceding the primary election

No problem, J.D., I’ll do it for you. And then charge your campaign a thousand dollars for something you could have done yourself for free. 

I know you won’t mind. After all, you’re used to this sort of thing, aren’t you? 

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August 28th, 2010 by admindude