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Barry. John Barry.

January 31, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Barry. John Barry. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The man who created one of the most widely-recognized themes in all of movie history has passed away.  Goodbye, sir, and thank you for your music.  More …

An Educated Gamble

January 31, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on An Educated Gamble | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Lately, I’ve received a lot of mail from my college.  You see, my twenty year college reunion is coming up and they want me to attend.  They also want me to donate my money to my alma mater to support it. The appeal for money has gone on ever since I graduated, and I’ve only • Read More »

Dead end track

January 30, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Dead end track | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Some Republicans are beginning to think that Obama’s plan for high-speed rail isn’t all such a bad idea after all.  “I believe it’s good for America to develop a high-speed rail corridor in the Northeast corridor,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), the chairman of the railroad subcommittee, said according to the Connecticut Post. “It’s a place • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – That Thing You Do

January 29, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – That Thing You Do | Filed in: Uncategorized.

There is time and a place for a heavy, thoughtful movie that examines the deepest mysteries of life to their fullest.  And then there’s a time for movies like “That Thing You Do!”  So lightweight it positively floats, all it asks from you is to sit down, relax and start snappin’ your fingers and tappin’ • Read More »

Spam Kills

January 28, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Spam Kills | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Score one for the good guys.  A “Black Widow” suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year’s Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources. The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that • Read More »

No Honor

January 28, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on No Honor | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Shame on me for forgetting about this. Not long ago a father ran over his daughter (and her boyfriend’s mother) with a Jeep.  After two weeks in a coma, his daughter died, she was 20 years old. Why? Faleh Almaleki thought his daughter (Noor Almaleki) was becomming “too Westernized” and had “disgraced” her family.  According • Read More »

Gentlemen, we must prevent a drug-launching catapult gap!

January 28, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Gentlemen, we must prevent a drug-launching catapult gap! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This is what happens when Mexican drug smugglers watch “Punkin Chunkin“: A marijuana-launching catapult.  National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening. “It looks like a medieval catapult that • Read More »

It’s like deja vu all over again

January 28, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on It’s like deja vu all over again | Filed in: Uncategorized.

An authoritarian dictator in a MidEast country is facing a popular uprising against his rule.  The uprising is being led by radical Islamists. There’s a Democrat in the White House who has a reputation for being weak on foreign policy.  The Steelers are in the Super Bowl.  1979? Nope, 2011. And this time, it’s not • Read More »

Genuinely Evil

January 27, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Genuinely Evil | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Piling-on is a penalty in football, but not in blogging.  Allow me to continue on the subject of GE and Big Government… During my college days, GE was the subject of boycotts on campus.  Lefties would say that GE made components for nuclear weapons or some other military products they found offensive and refuse to • Read More »

Me too, please

January 27, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Me too, please | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Arizona state senators can now protect themselves on state property.  Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says it’s OK for State Senators to carry guns inside the Senate building. The Arizona Republic reports the Mesa Republican issued a memo Tuesday to lawmakers clarifying his policy. Pearce says a member of the Legislature does not lose his • Read More »

United States of Shame

January 25, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on United States of Shame | Filed in: Uncategorized.

People who live or are from a particular state like to think of it as being good, even great at something.  Whether it be education, health, median income, or other categories, people take pride in where they reside.  But you don’t often hear folks crowing on how theirs ranks low or even last in anything. • Read More »

Genuinely Evil

January 25, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Genuinely Evil | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Maybe I am coming late to the party (it wouldn’t be the first time) but I have begun to notice more articles and blog postings regarding the close relationship between General Electric and the Obama Administration.  Maybe its unfair to pick on GE when there are others (Google, Goldman Sachs, BP, to name but a • Read More »

Dump Dupnik

January 25, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Dump Dupnik | Filed in: Uncategorized.

One down, one to go If there’s one thing that we at Exurbanleague believe in (besides microbrews, MST3k and the stunning beauty of Salma Hayek), it’s that we believe in the rule of law, not the rule of man. We’ve stood apart from other conservative blogs in Arizona when it comes to America’s Toughest Media • Read More »

GST

January 23, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on GST | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Like many industrialized democracies, Australia places a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% on most goods and services sold within the country.  There is a loophole though that has recently received a lot of attention. In Australia, foreign online orders under AUD $1000 are exempt from the Value Added Tax.  This has led many • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging: Logan’s Run

January 22, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging: Logan’s Run | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The sci-fi movies of early 70’s had one thing in common; The future wasn’t fun, the future was something that you survived if you were lucky, and if you weren’t, well, Happy Last Day, Citizen! Logan’s Run was probably the best of those bleak, dystopian visions of the future, with good effects, a good story • Read More »

Actin’ squirrelly

January 21, 2011 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Actin’ squirrelly | Filed in: blogging, Culture, Current Events, Humor, Kevin.

“Picture a large man on a huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a t-shirt, and leather gloves puttering maybe 25mph down a quiet residential street…and in the fight of his life with a squirrel. And losing.”  Read, as they say, the whole thing.  Via Smallest Minority. More …

Ask Not to Play the Miniseries

January 20, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Ask Not to Play the Miniseries | Filed in: Uncategorized.

It seems the Kennedy’s still have a lot of pull in the American Mainstream Media.  I found out when I was in Australia that the History Channel wrote and filmed a miniseries…only to have the Kennedy’s kill it before it could air. It would have been big. Apparently the script was deemed “inaccurate” (read “does • Read More »

Is Chicago, is not Tunisia?

January 20, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Is Chicago, is not Tunisia? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

How bad is the fiscal health of Obama’s adopted home state of Illinois? So bad that war-torn Tunisia is a better investment at this moment than the Land of Lincoln.  Chicago is in a state whose credit risk is about 100 basis points wider compared to a post-revolutionary Tunisia. Despite the country’s recent presidential coup, • Read More »

Readin’, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic, reloading

January 19, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Readin’, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic, reloading | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Quick, when was the last time someone shot up a college campus in Utah?  …  Yeah, I can’t think of one either. Utah allows teachers and concealed carry permit holders to legally exercise their right to self-protection while on campus grounds. I wonder if there’s a correlation there with Utah’s lack of school shootings… Now • Read More »

Whale Wars Continued

January 19, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Whale Wars Continued | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I was on vacation for three weeks in Perth, Australia and had a chance to watch some local TV.  One of the stories that was being covered was the continuing campaign by the Sea Shepherds against the Japanese ICR (aka “Whaling Fleet”) in the Southern Ocean.  They featured videophone interviews with Paul Watson about how • Read More »

Breaking and Entering Office

January 18, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Breaking and Entering Office | Filed in: Uncategorized.

In the pantheon of American politics, President John F. Kennedy is regarding as a saint, a great man in American politics.  His legion of hagiographers created the image of Camelot where an elegant first family brought a sense of style and energy to American politics.  The youthful JFK was a contrast to the older (and • Read More »

Like Ike

January 17, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Like Ike | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Just ran across a very interesting post by Paul Mirengoff over at Powerline.  Today is the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Address. Many remember this speech for his concern over the “Military-Industrial Complex” but as Paul notes: There’s much more to the speech than just that passage, however. Ted Bromund finds in Eisenhower’s • Read More »

Redirected

January 16, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Redirected | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Some things are just too ironic not to pass along.  Like this gem from Strategy Page regarding money that was funneled into Russia to fund Islamic extremism.  Most of the $10 Billion(!) sent was stolen and never reached its intended recipients. In this case, legendary Russian corruption has produced a good outcome. The final paragraph • Read More »

Straw (purchase) Man

January 15, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Straw (purchase) Man | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Kudo’s to Tucson’s own Papa Todd for this one.  Question 11 – E on the current ATF Form 4473 is as follows: Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? ATF Form 4473 Loughner MUST HAVE answered “No” to this question • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging: Elvis – That’s The Way It Is

January 15, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging: Elvis – That’s The Way It Is | Filed in: Uncategorized.

We let The King’s birthday come and go, so let’s make up for it with the trailer for Elvis’ best concert film, in all its spangly glory. The man did a concert with a derringer in his boot and a .45 on his waist. Let’s see Justin Beiber try THAT.  More …