Pitbull saves the day!

This link was forwarded to me by a literary-agent-friend.  Is this one of Coco’s relatives? (Thank you to Michael Kabongo of the Onyxhawke agency!)

Marines Just Wanna Have Fun

I found this funny and kinda sweet. The Few, The Proud, the Britney Spears Fans in the Marines!

Your tax dollars at “work”

Back in November, I lamented that this sort of thing would be happening more and more: Federal agents also allege that Transportation Safety Administration Officer Thomas Gordon Jr. of Philadelphia, who routinely searched airline passengers, uploaded explicit pictures of young girls to an Internet site on which he also posted a photograph of himself in […]

Fukushima 23 April 2011

Yes. It has been a few days since my last update. The news from nuclear Japan is just so depressing. So let me have at it in no particular order. Evacuation Zone Widened The government on Friday added some towns outside a 20-kilometer radius of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the list […]

By mutual agreement, the two crookedest states are the two newest states!

A long, and quite well-researched piece at leftie Salon.com thoroughly debunks Trig Trutherism for all the left-of-center world to see. Not that this nonsense ever needed debunking in the minds of reasonable, sane, or rational people. The problem is that these theories are more emotion driven than fact driven, and debunking them with rational arguments […]

Yet another new name to airbrush out those awful libertarians

In what is intended as a scary headline, the left wing People for the American Way proclaims that “the Religious Right and the Corporate Right are Joining Forces to Fight Environmental Protection.” I see that as a classic example of coalition politics. In the name of environmental protection, some of the remaining vestiges of freedom […]

Privacy War? Or war on the Fourth Amendment?

Earlier I wrote a post about the Michigan State Police searching cell phones with intrusive scanning devices. In a Popular Mechanics piece, Glenn Reynolds warns that “it’s the bigger picture that’s truly worrisome”: The combination of smartphones loaded with data about you and law enforcement devices that can easily extract that information means that a […]

“Jurassic President”

Yes, we are being tyrannized by a blundering but very dangerous Obamasaurus Rex who is “flailing around in a world in which he doesn’t fit.” Fortunately, Sarah has documented the habits of this beast in great post at Pajamas Media. Don’t miss “Jurassic President.”  It’s wonderful. We are very proud of Sarah.

How free is free?

For the last couple of days, the fight over Terry Jones (the Koran-burning minister) and his efforts to hold a rally in front of a Dearborn mosque have occupied the front pages of the Detroit Free Press. As a First Amendment literalist, I see this as a simple matter of free speech. Jones has every […]

Will blogging about the problem make it go away?

I like to kid around and slough the feeling off with humor in posts like these, but I have a serious (at least, to the extent it is possible for me to ever be really serious) confession to make. I’m feeling so burned out by politics that I am genuinely worried. It is too far […]

Perplexing persistence of pusillanimous prooferism

Yesterday I lamented my plight over what feels like an obligation to blog about the real issues (whatever they are) in the election ahead. Well, today I thought I would steel myself, buckle down, and attempt to come to terms with the truth involving one of the most serious issues in the election. An issue […]

Buy Fruit Win Laptop

The first mate bought me a box of Fruit Roll-Ups™ the other day which is how I learned that General Mills is running a promotion that is giving laptops to kids without cash in places like Haiti. Helping to educate In 2010, Fruit Snacks partnered with One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit organization whose mission […]

Analysis is needed

What’s goin’ on with that election thing? Let’s see. Trump is accused by the Club for Growth of abusing eminent domain, Sarah Palin defended Trump on the birther issue, Michele Bachmann thinks the birther issue is settled by the state of Hawaii’s certification (which it is legally, even as a new WorldNetDaily book will doubtless […]

If only “US Uncut” were a sex club!

Sarah told me about an outfit called “US Uncut.” Sounds funny in a sexy way, right? It sounded funny to me too, but Sarah warned that it is “not nearly as much fun as the name makes it sound…” Wow, was Sarah ever right! If the people quoted here are any indication of the mentality […]

Fukushima 19 April 2011

Time for another update of the Fukushima Follies. Gov’t mulls raising consumption tax to 8% for reconstruction. But as is usual almost every where these days some are more equal than others. Japan studies easier capital rules for quake-hit banks and Japan mulls hiking power charges to help cover damages payments. The government is considering […]

PETA, keep your bloody hands off my meat rack!

Today is one of those days when I just don’t feel like writing about anything, and when that happens, ordinary news and opinions fail to trigger my urge to blog. And even though I am always on the lookout for annoyances,they have to be especially annoying and touch on a pet peeve to interest me. […]

Space – Offutt Air Base – Omaha Steaks – Donald Trump

Instapundit ran a blurb That reminded me of Offutt Air Base. RAND SIMBERG IS live-blogging a space-law conference. “I’m attending the fifth annual conference on space law hosted by the law school at the University of Nebraska, which has a program in space law, partially sponsored by USSTRATCOM (fifty miles up the road at Offut […]

To progressive homophobes, “gay” is the ultimate insult

One of the signs of success is when you drive your enemies batshit crazy. And one of the signs that leftists are being driven crazy is when they let down their guard and reveal themselves to be the very sort of bigots that they condemn. In John Hawkins’ interview with Andrew Breitbart, I found a […]

Feeling secure in your persons, houses, papers, and effects?

Does anyone still remember the Fourth Amendment? Here’s the outmoded, out-of-style text written by dead white men who owned slaves: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by […]

For I’ve Been A Stranger In A Strange Land

I’m sorry to have to bring up the subject of Obama’s birth. I don’t want to bring it up in the normal way – ie relating to whether or not he’s eligible for the presidency. I don’t want to do this because the resolution of that is out of our hands and because at this […]