A former McCain supporter steps forward to voice his displeasure with the pick of Sarah Palin for Vice President .. Cross posted to Space For Commerce.
Two days late, but, what the hell…here’s my take based on what I’ve read and seen in the last 48 hours. The folks on the far right love her…which gives me pause. I’m not a far right guy. Someone who goes by the tag, “Social Conservative” makes me think of Gladys Kravitz, peeking out from… More »
That’s what they’re calling the graphic for Gustav’s possible landfall. I’m sorry…something that serious shouldn’t sound like something Maxwell Smart would work with.
I wrote an essay a good few years ago- alas now it is lost in the old MT archive and backed up on floppy disc, and my new computer does not have a floppy drive so I can’t pull it up- the long and thoughtful exploration of how I used to be a feminist. A… More »
I’d really love to see Gustav completely destroy New Orleans so they have to start over, someplace new, someplace ABOVE sea-level and just quit fighting Mother Nature. I live by the maxim that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Rebuilding New Orleans again is insane and I seriously… More »
So, late to the blog-reaction party, being out and about this morning, in my some-time employer’s high-off-the-ground bright yellow jeep with the ranch advertising etched on the windows, collecting my paycheck from the Large Corporate Entity and buying groceries. I had the classical music station on, which didn’t go to a newsbreak that I heard… More »
Proof…proof I tell you that the DNC is un-American! Here’s the list of items that won’t be allowed into Invesco Field for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech: From the Rocky Mountain News: Outside food and beverage of any kind, including alcoholic beverages, coolers and bottled water Umbrellas Large bags, suitcases or backpacks Noisemakers, air horns, whistles,… More »
I’m kinda wishing Joe Biden had done better against Senators Clinton and Obama. But I’m a sucker for Irishmen and blarney.
If you’ve got a few extra bucks and you’ve been enjoying Chris Muir’s Day by Day for the past few years…go hit his PayPal Button. Day by Day is now his only income and I would hate to see him have to shut it down. Besides…anyone who can still make a cowbell joke? Come ON.… More »
So one of the guys I work with quit unexpectedly yesterday. He’d given his two week notice on Monday after he’d complained about getting more duties without more pay and then when he came in yesterday, 15 minutes late because they weren’t willing to accommodate his “need” of coming in and leaving a half an… More »
Honestly, I have tried to take an interest in the Democratic National Convention shenanigans, including the imminent coronation of the One True Anointed Savior, our Lord Obama, hailed and attended by his loving spouse (WTF? She who now channels Mrs. Cleaver), his prospective running mate, Joe “For the Love of God, Put a Sock In… More »
If Hillary just lost it tonight and said, “F*** this for the good of the party s***, let’s rumble!” Some sort of bomb has to fall soon, this political season is getting boring. I thoroughly expected some sort of stink would have blown into the mix by now. Of course there’s the ad that Obama’s… More »
Giggle, snort, guffaw…STOP!!!
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Image from FoxNews. Winners on Tuesday.Other bloggy captioning goodness:Kevin is stretching things a bit over at Wizbang. Rodney points out why Arizona is important at OTB. Well, we wound up with a 2 way tie. Better luck next time.
Really?!! I don’t think I could be LESS excited. Okay, I could have been less excited. He could have picked some nobody that no one had ever heard of outside of their state. I don’t know much about Biden other than a bit about how he plagiarized something back in 87, and then again in… More »
If you could erase any five bands/artists from music history, who would you choose? Difficulty: “but if you erased (insert band here) then all your favorite bands wouldn’t exist” is not a valid answer. We’re talking fantasy here. My answers were: I’m going to try and cover one band from each of the last five… More »
I worked at home entirely today, for almost the first time since the beginning of the month. Was that only three weeks ago? Guess it was. Time does fly, when you are having fun. Or working your ass off. I had to face the inevitable evil and go back to work for a corporate giant… More »
PO2 Mike Monsoor has been written about by Froggy over at Blackfive, here and here. But what a lot of people don’t know is what happened at his funeral. I received the news via an email from a friend of mine, confirmed by SNOPES. If I do a Google search on the PO2, I only… More »
Yes, I wrote ‘classical music’ in the title. No, don’t look at me like that. Shut up and watch this: Benjamin Zander: Classical music with shining eyes. (YouTube) Or go to www.choralnet.org, then click on Music & Passion with Benjamin Zander. H/T Billy Ockham Cross posted to Space For Commerce.
The adventure continues, with final approval of the text and cover for Book 2 of Adeslverein, (AKA The Civil War Years). Two down and one to go! Mike at Strider Nolan (the publisher of record) is editing the final volume. When that is done, all I need do is review it, and the final cover…… More »
It seems that the job I applied for with a local government agency and interviewed for a couple of weeks ago came through. I hadn’t heard from them after they’d asked for more info for a background check, so I’d half written them off. I’ll be starting work on Tuesday. Not a lot of high… More »
but you knew that. That’s all…move along.
According to the front page of the Air Force Cyber Command’s Website: 8/14/2008 - Barksdale AFB, La. – The Air Force remains committed to providing full-spectrum cyber capabilities to include global command and control, electronic warfare and network defense. The Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force have considered delaying currently planned actions on Air Force… More »
While I’m not a fan of watching political conventions on TV (roughly the same to me, as watching golf, or paint dry, or grass grow), the Democratic convention just gets curiouser and curiouser. Most recent development: Her once-inevitableness will be ON the ballot. WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton’s name will be placed in nomination along… More »
To: Professor Denise Spelburg, From: Sgt Mom Re: Clarifying Matters Literary and Beyond 1. According to the story here (which may need registration to complete the link – sorry!) you are painting yourself in colors of victimhood, now that you are being righteously criticized on line and have received a ton of so-called hate-mail, for… More »
(I am still here, just frantically busy – for your amusement and delectation, a story sent to me by another IAG writer) A Texas rancher got in his pickup and drove to a neighboring ranch and knocked at the door. A young boy, about 9, opened the door. “Yer Dad home?’ the rancher asked. ‘No… More »