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Arizona politician beaten in his office

December 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona politician beaten in his office | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Take a moment on this dy after Boxing Day to remember Frank Pratt in your prayers.  Police in Casa Grande say an Arizona legislator was sent to the hospital after being beaten and knocked unconscious at his business Christmas Day. Rep. Frank Pratt, 68, was found by his wife about 8 p.m. Saturday at Pratt • Read More »

Comfort Ye, My People

December 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Comfort Ye, My People | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of • Read More »

Fat Fight

December 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Fat Fight | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Mike Huckabee used to be overweight and in declining health.  He radically changed his lifestyle and transformed himself into the healthy and fit man that he is today. Good for him! But why join the Nanny State bandwagon with Michelle Obama? Its true that many (most?) Americans are overweight and out of shape.  This increases • Read More »

Jihad on Christmas

December 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Jihad on Christmas | Filed in: Uncategorized.

While the ongoing Muslim War Against Christmas (Jihad?) is all too real at times, we can take a humorous look at the struggle through cartoons. You know, those images that cause Muslims to go out and protest. Well, here is the former Charlie Brown (now known as Farley ak-Mohammed al-Farouk al-Rasheed after he converted) waging • Read More »

Making Things

December 21, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Making Things | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I work for one of America’s leading exporters, which is a world-class manufacturer of a variety of aerospace products. Manufacturing, you know, that sector of the economy that the press and academia decry as being under threat from foreigners. Twenty years ago in college, I read a book by one of the nation’s leading economists.  • Read More »

GOOOOOOOOOOAL?

December 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on GOOOOOOOOOOAL? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The older I get, the less I care about most professional sports.  However, some events are VERY big business and worthy of at least paying cursory attention to.  So even though I don’t watch or care much about the FIFA World Cup (soccer/football/futbol), the awarding of this massive world sporting event to Qatar is…baffling. Paul • Read More »

My response to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

December 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on My response to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell | Filed in: Culture, Family, Humor, Kevin, Military.

Don’t care, don’t mind.  I may be a conservative Christian, but I’m not going to point fingers (or anything else) on this issue, because let’s face it, if all our sins were known to each other, the only shocking thing would be our complete lack of originality.  While there be some short-term issues over this • Read More »

International Consensus

December 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on International Consensus | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Michael Moore, a uniter and not a divider.   Canadians and Britons can’t stand him, Americans are up to HERE with him, and now the Cubans think he’s full of s…. stuff.  Michael Moore’s Sicko was banned in Cuba: The revelation, contained in a confidential US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks, is surprising, given that • Read More »

Lights, please

December 18, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Lights, please | Filed in: Uncategorized.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I • Read More »

Water works

December 17, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Water works | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Even if you know how the trick is done, the fountain is still magical. More …

Bipartisan Consensus

December 17, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Bipartisan Consensus | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Anybody bemoaning the lack of bipartisan consensus in Washington should see the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts as a sign of hope, maybe even change. While this measure is only temporary (two years), it means that in the 2012 elections this issue will be in the forefront.  There is a lot of irony in • Read More »

Six down, two to go

December 16, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Six down, two to go | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Remember how Arizona’s racist implementation of National Socialism (aka SB1070, the law that gives Arizona the same immigration laws as the the Federal government) would wither under legal scrutiny?  Me neither.  U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday granted the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed last July by the League of United Latin • Read More »

Ady Boy

December 14, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Ady Boy | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Earlier this year, the trimaran Ady Gil (née Earthrace) was damaged and later sank after an encounter with the Japanese Whaling Fleet in the Southern Ocean.  This was recorded and was a part of the Whale Wars TV show on Animal Planet.  The whole story dramatized the ongoing fight between the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society • Read More »

Whaling and Gnashing of Teeth

December 14, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Whaling and Gnashing of Teeth | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Confession:  I’m not in tune with popular culture.  For the most part, I have opted-out and entertain myself doing outdoor, physical activities instead of watching images on a screen.  But sometimes I am bored or tired, so I turn on the TV and am passively entertained. I admit that I have watched more than a • Read More »

Own Goal

December 14, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Own Goal | Filed in: Uncategorized.

It could have been much worse… A few days ago a terrorist removed himself from this Earth by prematurely detonating the explosives he had in his car.  To use a soccer analogy, he scored an own-goal.  This was fortuitous because he could have killed or injured scores of holiday shoppers.  Guess he never read this • Read More »

More Missing Man

December 13, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on More Missing Man | Filed in: Uncategorized.

As one digs deeper into the Matter of the Missing Man (aka “Obama’s 12/10/2010 Press Conference”), it looks worse and worse for the POTUS. While the Ulsterman focuses on the tactical chaos of the whole matter (along with the events leading up to it), Wretchard looks at the larger meaning of the diminished majesty of • Read More »

Missing Man

December 12, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Missing Man | Filed in: Uncategorized.

How would this be received if you were a Chief Executive of a large corporation? My guess is not well. But apparently our current President thinks ducking his own press conference and letting former President Bill Clinton take the reigns is OK. Hillbuzz is not charitable at all on this. Hotair is incredulous. Ace of • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Scrooged

December 11, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Scrooged | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I so love this movie, especially when Carol Kane steals the show (again) as the Ghost of Christmas Present. The perfect blend of sentimentality and snark.  More …

The Appliance of Science

December 10, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Appliance of Science | Filed in: Uncategorized.

In case you were wondering why Integrated Propulson Systems are the standard in new surface combatant designs, here is one of the answers. When the answer is “electromagnetic rail guns” it changes the dynamics of warfare. For more information on how it works, click here. Directed energy systems could be powered by IPS too.  Oh • Read More »

That Giant Popping Sound

December 8, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on That Giant Popping Sound | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Greg Patterson over at Espresso Pundit has been hitting this subject hard lately, so thought I would add my two pesos… Its a truism that education is important.  But how important and at what cost is now being asked.  Its a legitimate question too since the costs of education have been skyrocketing over the past • Read More »

Filming the war on Christmas

December 8, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Filming the war on Christmas | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Why is Hollywood not making Christmas movies?.  It’s hard to know how much is cultural, how much is financial and how much is cyclical. But whatever the reason, there isn’t a single Christmas movie on studios’ calendar this December. There are, of course, a number of movies meant to appeal to family audiences: the Jack • Read More »

Control

December 8, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Control | Filed in: Uncategorized.

An Instapundit reader asks,  “People that keep saying America doesn’t have to be a military power are just thrilled to use extraordinary police powers on America’s citizens. I wonder if the two positions are related?”  They most certainly are. The United States military is loyal not to the President or a person or any of • Read More »

OPLAN 5027

December 7, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on OPLAN 5027 | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Galran over at Information Dissemination notes a change in both tone and policy regarding North Korea.  As he notes, there are a lot of powerful naval assets being moved in-theatre along with some key USAF assets like this and this. He writes that President Obama has a plan, which is good to know. The plan • Read More »

Oh, THERE’s the earth-shattering kaboom

December 6, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Oh, THERE’s the earth-shattering kaboom | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A homeowner in Escondido is charged with a boatload of felonies for keeping what has been called “the largest quantity of homemade explosives found in one location in the history of the United States” in his house.  From the sounds of things, this isn’t a Jihadist or a militia member, it’s just one lone nutcase. • Read More »