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Bowl Corruption Scandal aka “BCS”

March 31, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Bowl Corruption Scandal aka “BCS” | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This Junker isn’t going to fly again… Over the last few days a lot of information has come out regarding corruption at the Fiesta Bowl.  It cost John Junker his job and it may cost the Fiesta Bowl its status as a BCS game.  Expect more to come out as further investigations are launched and • Read More »

C’est Une Guerre

March 30, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on C’est Une Guerre | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Just remember, this is not a war. C’est Une Guerre. The gulf that exists between the Obama Administration’s words and deeds is stupefying!  Right now JDAMs, Tomahawk cruise missiles, F-15Es, A-10s, and AC-130 gunships are being employed in offensive military operations against the government of Libya.  Call it “Kinetic Military Action” if you will but • Read More »

Book review: Rawhide Down

March 29, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Book review: Rawhide Down | Filed in: Uncategorized.

On March 31, 1981, I was home sick from school and watching TV when all the networks broke the story that Ronald Reagan was the the victim of an attempted assassination. Over the course of the next few days, I scoured the newspaper and TV, waiting for the latest information on Reagan’s condition and the • Read More »

Paradox Seven

March 29, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Paradox Seven | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Many times, others can articulate ideas better than I can.  So for this post, I am defering to Victor Davis Hanson.  He writes about the paradoxes associated with American involvement in the Libyan Civil War in a recent post. Read the whole thing but give some attention to Paradox Seven: Libya is now an exegesis • Read More »

The denial of man’s fallibility is not a conservative myth

March 28, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on The denial of man’s fallibility is not a conservative myth | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Jonathan Chait can’t see the elephant in the room:  …  the rise in crime was a real phenomenon, a terrifying one to many Americans — especially those working class Americans least able to escape it — and it’s bizarre that some liberals still dismiss all fear of crime as coded racism.  Nope, it makes perfect • Read More »

Taxing

March 28, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Taxing | Filed in: Uncategorized.

You can read the whole article over at the New York Times (hey, they get things correct every now and then) but here is the takeaway: GE made $5.1 billion of profits in the US and RECEIVED $3.2 billion from the American taxpayer.  $0 paid in taxes in 2010. Helps to have friends in high • Read More »

End of Line

March 25, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on End of Line | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Greg over at Espressopundit sums it up best, he is toast. I’ve been harping on the whole Scott Bundgaard situation from the start, mostly because I know him to be a slimy, deceitful person.  Early on I said that this guy is not to be trusted and has a history of making bad decisions.  However, • Read More »

Of Riddles and Mysteries

March 24, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Of Riddles and Mysteries | Filed in: Uncategorized.

According to Winston Churchill, “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” According to me, President Obama’s Libyan War “Is a mistake wrapped in confusion inside a void.” …and it will get worse methinks. The Libyan War has all the makings of a catastrophe on many levels.  Whatever coalition that existed a • Read More »

Do You Hear Me? Do You Care?

March 22, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Do You Hear Me? Do You Care? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

That’s not just a line from a Missing Person’s song. This is a copy of a note slipped under the door of a Republican Wisconsin Legislator. Seriously, when death threats are made against elected officials and its ignored by the media, what are words for? Its so bad, even a writer at the HuffPo(!) is • Read More »

In the National Interest, Part II

March 21, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on In the National Interest, Part II | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A couple days ago, I wrote that the USA does not have a compelling National Interest in Libya and should let others take the lead in resolving the Civil War.  Getting involved in other country’s internal affairs is always dicey and should not be done without a clear need to do so.  I would argue • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 3/18 Edition

March 18, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 3/18 Edition | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“Obviously gun control laws are not really about keeping guns out of the hands of criminals if politicians can get their hands on them.”  – Jay G.  More …

In the National Interest?

March 18, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on In the National Interest? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Ask yourself a serious question about the Libyan Civil War.  Its not an easy one but bears asking, both among citizens and elected officials.  Is getting involved in Libya in the National Interest? Take time to think about this because American blood and treasure (along with national prestige) is on the line. Its taken more • Read More »

The Tip

March 17, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Tip | Filed in: Uncategorized.

When things like this happen, it makes me wonder if these seizures are only the tip of the iceberg or a strategic victory in the fight against nuclear weapons proliferation. BTW, the ship was heading from China to Iran. This is serious business. Hat tip to Information Dissemination. More …

Scotty’s Gotta Go!

March 15, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Scotty’s Gotta Go! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Well, it took a bit too long for my liking but Scott Bundgaard is now the Former Senate Majority Leader. Good riddance! The whole situation is so bad, I agree with…Ed Montini! There has been no determination on the criminal aspect of that sad event, but evidence of Bundgaard’s cheap, venal, tackiness was overwhelming. And • Read More »

A different kind of bunker

March 12, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on A different kind of bunker | Filed in: Uncategorized.

– Moohimore Quaddafiduck is killing the people of Libya by the thousand – The worst earthquake in Japan’s history has put at least one nuclear power plant on the brink of meltdown – The country’s economy is in a shambles, with government spending completely out of control  And how does Obama react to all these • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging: Grosse Point Blank

March 12, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging: Grosse Point Blank | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Thanks to “Expat in Warsaw” for reminding me how much I love this flick. It’s a first-rate movie with a first-rate soundtrack and has what is quite possibly Dan Ackroyd’s best movie role outside of Ghostbusters.  More …

RE: (t)aard

March 11, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on RE: (t)aard | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Here in the USA, wrongdoes don’t get tarred and feathered.  Punishment and humiliation come via the internet these days. Sucks to be you Senator… Over time, the harsh spotlight will shine on Senator Scott Bundgaard because of an altercation with his ex-girlfriend after a charity event.  It won’t end well for him because as more • Read More »

The hustle’s from Brussels

March 11, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on The hustle’s from Brussels | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Michael Medved recently argued that Obama’s “radical” views aren’t radical at all, but rather are part of the mainstream Democratic ideal.  in what sense does Obama count as more radical than FDR, the patron saint of the modern Democratic Party? Where does he advocate government intervention and expansion more sweeping, costly or constitutionally questionable than • Read More »

God gave rock n roll to you, and you’ve wasted it.

March 11, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on God gave rock n roll to you, and you’ve wasted it. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I couldn’t agree more: The problem with Christian popular music, from Michael W. Smith to Tenth Avenue North and Francesca Botticelli — whose album “Hundred More Years” I downloaded off iTunes — is that it is triumphalist. No matter what happens in life, from the alarm not going off to being gunned down in a • Read More »

Breaking Through by Breaking You

March 10, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Breaking Through by Breaking You | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Governor Walker has delivered a clear message to the public employee unions in Wisconsin. I must break you. OK, maybe that was a big over-simplified but I really wanted to use that quote in a post.  I’ll don my semi-serious hat and continue. It was anti-climactic in the end but the result was decided long • Read More »

The need for need to know

March 10, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on The need for need to know | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I love hockey.  My childhood hero was Darryl Sittler.  To this day, I will argue that 9 was greater than 99.  I saw Bobby Hull, Frank Mahovlich and Gordie Howe play in-person.  I bleed red not because of hemoglobin, but because I’m a Flames fan.  But I can’t stomach what’s going on between the Coyotes • Read More »

Dirt Sandwiches

March 9, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Dirt Sandwiches | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Just remember, voters elect guys like this. As Greg over at Espresso Pundit notes, scandalous behavior is not unique to one party.  Covereage of it is however, witness the near silence of the local MSM regarding Representative Daniel Patterson. Oh, you haven’t heard? Its old news but my guess is few if any people outside • Read More »

Farm villains

March 9, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Farm villains | Filed in: Uncategorized.

What do nuclear power generating stations, military bases, the Rock and Roll Museum and a family farm all have in common?  Take a picture of any of them, and the government may come down on you like a ton of bricks.  A person who photographs, video records, or otherwise produces images or pictorial records, digital • Read More »

Fed Up

March 8, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on Fed Up | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Remember this?  Yep, that was the Federal government’s quick reaction to the wave of smugglers flooding across the Arizona border: A sign telling United States citizens that their border was not secure. Governor Jan Brewer even made a campaign ad out of it.  Now, the Federal government is smuggling arms from the U.S. into Mexico, • Read More »