Not a minute too soon. I’ve been stocking up on sun tan oil for just this moment:
At your service, Miss Elise.
Not a minute too soon. I’ve been stocking up on sun tan oil for just this moment:
At your service, Miss Elise.
Okay, it’s finally happened. After dozens of comments such as “you owe me a new keyboard” to people whose comments seriously made me laugh out loud, it’s actually a true fact. I was drinking my Breakfast Pepsi® and reading Bolt’s blog when I came across this comment in a thread about how Bob Geldolf had recently praised George W Bush’s efforts in Africa, saying, “He’s a very likable fellow… He’s curious and quick… His administration has saved millions of lives.”
Resident Blog Idiot Julien of Brisbane countered with this fatal, Pepsi-out-the-nose, analysis:
I’m not so sure, as a teenager Bush used to put fire crackers up the anuses of frogs and they would explode he and his mates would get a good laugh out of it. Getting pleasure from animal suffering are signs of a psychopath or perhaps a sociopath “likeable fellow” just ask any psychiatrist /psychologist, as they say
“ animal cruelty/human cruelty two partners in crime”
Another saying comes to mind
“as long as their are slaughterhouses their will be killing fields”
Bloody Hell, fire crackers up frog anuses? My keyboard is sticky-ing up even as I type…
WASHINGTON – During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor.
The White House announced this morning that Keeble will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 3.
Keeble is one of the most decorated Soldiers in North Dakota history. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was born in 1917 in Waubay, S.D., on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Reservation, which extended into North Dakota. He spent most of his life in the Wahpeton, N.D. area, where he attended an Indian school. In 1942 Keeble joined the North Dakota National Guard, and in October that year, found himself embroiled in some of the fiercest hand-to-hand combat of World War II on Guadalcanal.
The Sioux have a word for that kind of bravery, according to Hawkins – wowaditaka. “It means don’t be afraid of anything, be braver than that which scares you the most.” Keeble personified the word according to fellow Soldiers, and earned the first of four Purple Hearts and his first Bronze Star for his actions on Guadalcanal.
Following the third assault and subsequent mortar and artillery support, the enemy sustained casualties among its ranks in the open trenches. The machine gunners in the pillboxes however, continued to direct fire on the company. Sagami said after Keeble withdrew the 3rd platoon, he decided to attempt a solo assault.
“He once told a relative that the fourth attempt he was either going to take them out or die trying,” Hawkins said.
“Woody used to tell people he was more concerned about losing his men than about losing his own life,” he added. “He pushed his own life to the limit. He wasn’t willing to put his fellow Soldiers’ lives on the line.”
Armed with grenades and his Browning Automatic Rifle, Keeble crawled to an area 50 yards from the ridgeline, flanked the left pillbox and used grenades and rifle fire to eliminate it, according to Sagami. After returning to the point where 1st Platoon held the company’s first line of defense, Keeble worked his way to the opposite side of the ridgeline and took out the right pillbox with grenades. “Then without hesitation, he lobbed a grenade into the back entrance of the middle pillbox and with additional rifle fire eliminated it,” Sagami added.
Thank you, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble. Your gallantry, is unmatched…..Rest In Peace.
THE above, is being a true hero, John F. Kerry.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ricin, a deadly poison, was discovered in a hotel room in Las Vegas but officials don’t believe the incident is terrorism related, media reported on Friday.
Las Vegas police were called to an Extended Stay America Hotel on Thursday after a suspicious substance was found in one of the rooms, the reports said.
Preliminary tests indicated the substance was ricin, which can be deadly even in small quantities. Results from further tests were expected later on Friday.
Homeland Security and the FBI are investigating along with the Las Vegas police. “This event does not appear to be terrorism related,” FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said in a statement.
Man critical after ricin find in Vegas
Black superdelegates supporting Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination say they are facing intense harassment from other blacks who want them to switch their support to Barack Obama
“African-American superdelegates are being targeted, harassed and threatened,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II told Politico.com, describing the threats as coming in the form of “nasty letters, phone calls, threats they’ll get an opponent, being called an Uncle Tom.”
Cleaver, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a Clinton supporter, called it “the politics of the 1950s. … A lot of members are experiencing a lot of ugly stuff. They’re not going to talk about it, but it’s happening.”
Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., also a Clinton backer, said she, too, was the recipient of similar attacks, Politico reported.
“I’ve gotten threatening mail. … They say, ‘Your district went 61-29 [percent in favor of] Obama and you need to change,’ ” Watson said, adding that she would not: “I would lose my seat over my principles.”
The pressure has increased in recent days after Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a black civil rights icon, switched his support from Clinton to Obama.
Is this what is meant by the term used in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan….”Tribal Warfare”? OH wait…That’s right. This is the same tactic used on Condi Rice, Robert Steele, Ward Connerly, Colin Powell, Shelby Steele, etc, etc.. We see you Harry Belafonte, you can run, but you cannot hide.
Daylight come and he wanna go home
Day, he say day, he say day, he say day,
He say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and he wanna go home
A man who planned to walk from Bristol to India without any money has quit, after getting as far as Calais, France.
Mark Boyle, 28, who set out four weeks ago with only T-shirts, a bandage and sandals, hoped to rely on the kindness of strangers for food and lodging.
But, because he could not speak French, people thought he was free-loading or an asylum seeker.
He now plans to walk around the coast of Britain instead, learning French as he goes, so he can try again next year.
At least next time, he’ll just mooch his ass around England. That is until someone says…Piss Off, Bloke and kicks his ass.
UPDATE by Spot: Background – this is an update to “Moonbat to walk from England to India…” here.
“The 24,000 Indonesian-made cribs were recalled for putting children at risk of falling out. The cribs, imported by Munire Furniture Inc., have improper brackets that don’t allow their mattresses to be fully lowered. This could allow children inside the crib to crawl over the railing and fall.”
I have the perfect fix:
Here’s Jimmy’s response.
The inquiry announcement came one day after two leaders (one of whom is Henry Waxman, Lefty and a second opinion, the ugliest son of a bitch in Congress) of the House Oversight andasked to investigate Clemens. The probe could result in charges against Clemens of perjury, making false statements or obstruction of justice. Lawmakers did not ask for a similar investigation of McNamee.
Yes, I do know perjury, especially to any of the 535 Bozo’s we have in Washington D.C. is not only serious, but stupid.
Yes, we have purists in every field, including the Sports field, to these I say Babe Ruth used “performance-enhancing drugs”. One, alcohol. Two, women.
Professional and no doubt SOME College athlete’s use those. It’s called making money, or trying to make that money. It seems, they damn near always have USED.
My point here is…STOP sending my money on minors, when it should be spent on majors…Like Murderers, Rapists, Terrorists and I might add, most of the ass-hats that are sitting in Congress, wasting OR stealing my money.
Astros Will Honor Clemens’ Contract
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Signaling impatience with Syria, the United States has sent its USS Cole warship off the coast of Lebanon in a show of support amid Beirut’s political crisis, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
The rest at Reuters
Make sure to go read Andrew Bolt’s latest column and take his prejudice test.
I confess, I failed. I won’t tell you if I’m lefty Jill Singer or the right wing Andrew Bolt though.
That’s my own little secret.
“This may go down in history as the most juvenile Brief ever. It’s about a robot created to massage breasts. It was developed by The Beijing Bubby Robot Technologies Co., Ltd., which is comprised of 6 people and a car.”
The great American Hot Rod and reality TV legend, Boyd Coddington, has died, aged 63.
Here are two of Coddington’s most famous creations:
This is the awesome “Cadzilla,” owned by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons. It started life as a 50’s era Cadillac.
And this is the almost equally amazing “Chezoom,” which I believe is based on a ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Robert Bropho, a
leading prominent well-known member of Western Australia’s Aboriginal community, has been jailed for sexual assaults committed against a young girl.
The judge, Peter Nisbet, described his attacks as ‘the lowest form of abuse imaginable’.
On the stand, Bropho compared himself to Martin Luther King and Gandhi.
It’s only white folks who need the S-word.
Skippy has some pretty good ideas about what direction America needs to take.
ALABINO, Russia — Dmitri A. Medvedev, the man chosen to be the next Russian president, sat surrounded by soldiers. It was Feb. 23, Defenders of the Motherland Day, and Mr. Medvedev had traveled to the parade grounds of the Tamanskaya Motorized Rifle Division outside Moscow.
The division has long been a fixture of Russian political life. Its battalions have marched for decades in formation in Red Square.
Eight years ago, as President Vladimir V. Putin introduced himself to the world, its platoons fought for the capital of Chechnya, helping to forge Mr. Putin’s persona as a leader of icy resolve.
Now, Mr. Medvedev, the presidential successor personally selected by Mr. Putin, is creating his own public identity according to a choreographed script. And here, in a mix of Soviet and Russian symbols, the man rising to Kremlin power avoided the stern themes that have often accompanied Mr. Putin’s appearances.
He wanted to talk about living conditions, for soldiers and civilians alike. “Let’s talk about the problems that exist,” he said to the soldiers beside him before a bank of television cameras. “Let’s have a normal conversation. Please.”
YEP! Regular, Joe he is.
DAMN! I always forget something. Yo, Dmitri…Tell Igor (to your Left, pardon the pun) to get a new suit, for Christ Sakes, huh?
As with Ronald Reagan, everyone prefers to remember great men when they weren’t being great, but later, when they were being admired. Having changed the world, there came a point when Buckley no longer needed to shock it.
Other tributes will contain the obvious quotes about demanding a recount if he won the New York mayoral election and trusting the first 100 names in the Boston telephone book more than the Harvard faculty. I shall revel in the “terrible” aspects of the enfant terrible.
Buckley’s first book, “God and Man at Yale,” was met with the usual thoughtful critiques of anyone who challenges the liberal establishment. Frank Ashburn wrote in the Saturday Review: “The book is one which has the glow and appeal of a fiery cross on a hillside at night. There will undoubtedly be robed figures who gather to it, but the hoods will not be academic. They will cover the face.”
The president of Yale sent alumni thousands of copies of McGeorge Bundy’s review of the book from the Atlantic Monthly calling Buckley a “twisted and ignorant young man.” Other reviews bordered on the hyperbolic. One critic simply burst into tears, then transcribed his entire crying jag word for word.
Buckley’s next book, “McCarthy and His Enemies,” written with L. Brent Bozell, proved that normal people didn’t have to wait for the Venona Papers to be declassified to see that the Democratic Party was collaborating with fascists. The book — and the left’s reaction thereto — demonstrated that liberals could tolerate a communist sympathizer, but never a Joe McCarthy sympathizer.
Nor would National Review endorse liberal Republican Richard Nixon, waiting until 1964 to enthusiastically support a candidate for president who had no hope of winning. Barry Goldwater, though given the right things to say — often by Buckley or Bozell, who wrote Goldwater’s “Conscience of a Conservative” — was not particularly bright.
But the Goldwater candidacy, Buckley believed, would provide “the well-planted seeds of hope,” eventually fulfilled by Ronald Reagan. Goldwater was sort of the army ant on whose body Reagan walked to greatness. Thanks, Barry. When later challenged on Reagan’s intellectual stature, Buckley said: “Of course, he will always tend to reach first for an anecdote. But then, so does the New Testament.”
With liberal Republicans still bothering everyone even after Reagan, Buckley went all out against liberal Republican Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. When Democrat Joe Lieberman challenged Weicker for the Senate in 1988, National Review ran an article subtly titled: “Does Lowell Weicker Make You Sick?”
Buckley started a political action committee to support Lieberman, explaining, “We want to pass the word that it’s OK to vote for the other guy or stay at home.” The good thing about Lieberman, Buckley said, was that he “doesn’t have the tendency of appalling you every time he opens his mouth.”
That same year, when the radical chic composer Leonard Bernstein complained about the smearing of the word “liberal,” Buckley replied: “Lenny does not realize that one of the reasons the ‘L’ word is discredited is that it was handled by such as Leonard Bernstein.” The composer was so unnerved by this remark that, just to cheer himself up, he invited several extra Black Panthers to his next cocktail party.
In a famous exchange with Gore Vidal in 1968, Vidal said to Buckley: “As far as I am concerned, the only crypto Nazi I can think of is yourself.”
Buckley replied: “Now listen, you queer. Stop calling me a crypto Nazi, or I’ll sock you in your goddamn face and you’ll stay plastered.”
Years later, in 1985, Buckley said of the incident: “We both acted irresponsibly. I’m not a Nazi, but he is, I suppose, a fag.”
Some of Buckley’s best lines were uttered in court during a lengthy libel trial in the ’80s against National Review brought by the Liberty Lobby, which was then countersued by National Review. (The Liberty Lobby lost and NR won.)
Irritated by attorney Mark Lane’s questions, Buckley asked the judge: “Your Honor, when he asks a ludicrous question, how am I supposed to behave?”
In response to another of Lane’s questions, Buckley said: “I decline to answer that question; it’s too stupid.”
When asked if he had “referred to Jesse Jackson as an ignoramus,” Buckley said, “If I didn’t, I should have.”
Yes indeed…R.I.P., Enfant Terrible.
Who would have guessed that Frank Capra beat Al Gore to the punch by nearly 50 years?