Britain safe from terror threat


Briton’s can sleep easy, safe in the knowledge that both of these planes are protecting them.

Yes, both. Britain has just two of these 40 year old surveillance planes in its arsenal to cover Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and West Yorkshire.

No, this story smells like bullshit. No doubt someone, somewhere within MI5 weighed up the costs of actually purchasing equipment capable of this kind of surveillance and ways to deploy them, then decided it would be much more helpful if terrorists didn’t use mobile phones or Wi-Fi, and so released the above story to deter them.

Charlie’s Space

How in the hell do the Brits keep comin’ up with these Theo Sparkian, type chaps? Brilliant.

How’d This Happen?………Jennifer Rubin


The debate over energy is going full tilt. Somehow Barack Obama is now reduced to arguing that tire inflation is a substitute for domestic energy development. I am not sure how calling your opponent “ignorant” qualifies as “the high road,” but I do agree with this take from the Left that “Obama will lose this exchange and wind up sounding like a Dukakisian know-it-all.”

Obama does have a few problems on the subject of energy: he is flip-flopping (or maybe not) on drilling and on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), he is saddled with his recalcitrant Democratic Congressional colleagues who fled rather than vote on drilling, public opinion is overwhelmingly against him, and he has his facts wrong (at least on oil savings from inflated tires). Mainstream media outlets frown at his windfall profits tax and SPR flip-flop which are seen as ham-handed, very old school gimmicks.

This episode is classic Obama: he was slow to recognize he had a problem, he looks alternately recalcitrant and then irresolute (as with the surge) as be bobs and weaves between his base and political reality, and he condescends to voters. And then he doesn’t have a good answer for his own voting record. But it is really a failure of common sense: why not include domestic drilling as a significant part of our energy approach? (After several weeks someone seems to have explained this to The One.)

The haphazard and delinquent effort to catch up to McCain’s energy policy blitz (which has been going on for weeks now) also tells us something else: Obama thinks he can ignore whatever McCain is doing. It is not surprising for the candidate who considers himself already President to disregard what his opponent is up to. The temptation is great to try to run out the clock and get by on pablum and pretty pictures.

But Obama does it at his peril . He is now struggling to find a way to counteract the McCain energy offensive. You have the feeling that each day will bring a new challenge/gambit from the McCain camp (What’s next? Jiffy Lube tune-ups for the entire press corps?) and the rest of the day will be spent watching Obama and his media allies trying to swat away the incoming fire. It is what happens when you take a victory lap months before the first votes are cast.

Commentary Magazine

Obama CAN’T be the Michelin Man™, he’s to God Damn skinny.


A good summary of what has gone wrong and is going wrong with science.

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The New Republic….The Whine-Track Candidate

Pissing and moaning all the through this idiotic article, Michael Shaffer, ends with this paragraph:

Right now is the Democrats’ moment. Goodbye, John McCain, war hero. Hello, John McCain, bellyacher. What are the Republicans going to do in response? Complain about how unfair it is to say such things about a decorated national treasure? Typical. The whiners.

Then there is this:

Michael Schaffer is working on a book about the pet industry.

A commenter asks:

When is Michael’s book on the pet industry due? It’s been his tagline for quite a while.

Seems like Michael is a Whinemaraner (AKC Registered Dog Breed, spelled exactly the way I wanted it spelled)

The New Republic

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Northwest Celebrity Chef Kathy Casey: Summer Herbal Cocktails

Peach Melba Mojito

H2O Tropi-Hot

Ingredients and How To…Al Dente

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Obama’s Ten Commandments…Victor Davis Hanson

McCain and Obama are essentially even in many of the polls. We all know why—the flip-flops, the evocation of the charge of racial politics, the serial gaffes, the playing up to European crowds, the lack of experience, and public weariness with the media bias, etc.

What should Obama, then, do to reclaim his “hope and change” mania of last spring? I think it is going to be difficult at anytime to elect a Northern hardcore liberal (not since JFK in 1960), even in a year perfect for Democratic politics, but nonetheless in the pursuit of fairness, here’s a blueprint… (in no particular order).

1. Outlaw the use of the word “they.”
2. Avoid sermons:
3. Europe really doesn’t vote.
4. Enough of the flip-flops.
5. Stick with the teleprompter.
6. Don’t mention race.
7. Pick an antithesis in every category for VP.
8. Avoid all town meetings with McCain.
9. Don’t get near the Hard Left
10. Do an “ipsa dixit” with Hillary.

Read what VDH means, at Pajamas Media

Trouble is…Mr. H. Obama won’t. Why, because he’s the greatest. Here I thought that was Muhammad Ali, who was in fact, one of “the greatest”.

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Local Idiot To Post Comment On Internet

Mylenek, a moron, prepares to publicly address the “dumbest shiz [he’s] evr seen!!!1!”

HAZEL PARK, MI—In a statement made to reporters earlier this afternoon, local idiot Brandon Mylenek, 26, announced that at approximately 2:30 a.m. tonight, he plans to post an idiotic comment beneath a video on an Internet website.

“Later this evening, I intend to watch the video in question, click the ‘reply’ link above the box reserved for user comments, and draft a response, being careful to put as little thought into it as possible, while making sure to use all capital letters and incorrect punctuation,” Mylenek said. “Although I do not yet know exactly what my comment will entail, I can say with a great degree of certainty that it will be incredibly stupid.”

Mylenek, who rarely in his life has been capable of formulating an idea or opinion worth the amount of oxygen required to express it, went on to guarantee that the text of his comment would be misspelled to the point of incomprehension, that it would defy the laws of both logic and grammar, and that it would allege that several elements of the video are homosexual in nature.

“The result will be an astonishing combination of ignorance, offensiveness, and sheer idiocy,” Mylenek said.

The Onion

Reflecting On Times Past

Years ago, I undertook a course involving a lot of law subjects, one of which was Criminal Law.

I had a very good mate in that class, whose name I’ll protect, but we shall call her Diane. Diane was a fairly average student, while I was a particularly great one (High Distinctions all around, I’m afraid. Yes, I was a nerd!) and we had a few political differences, but considering she was more worried about clothes and becoming the next great actress, I just kind of wrote that off.

Until the day I learned who her cousin was.

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Don’t blame him. The Constitution allows the procedure…I might add that several called for that, immediately. Among them, your reticent, humble servant…ME. Instapundit

It would have forced the Democrats, including one, Barack Hussein Obama (eventually) to really show his ass, or waffle so much, that his own base would have tossed HIS ass, under a bus.

Granted, the Messiah is not in the House of Reps, but Obama would have been asked over and over what his opinions were…and there would have been many, opinions that is…Trust me.

These people (the Dems in the house) are dictatiing TO the American people, not for, or by or with, the people.

GWB, you dropped the ball. You had your moment to truly shine and you dropped the ball…BIG TIME!

Paris Hilton for President!

I don’t care what your political views are, if you can’t see how Paris totally bitch-slaps McCain in this response to his “Celebrity” add, you’re comatose. It’s funny, smart, and incredibly well done; and I’m no fan of Paris Hilton.

“See you at the debate, bitches.” LOL!

Via Kathleen Parker over at NRO.

Time For A Rollercoaster Ride

This is one seriously cool rollercoaster. I want to ride it. Repeatedly.

To go for a ride, forward to 2:49, and watch it in full screen mode. Wicked cool.

UPDATE: Here’s an actual video of a ride on the MAVERICK.

UPDATE II: Tres cool!

UPDATE III: My heart freakin’ stopped! SWEET!

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