Institutionalized pedophobia

While it is not a new subject at this blog, yesterday I stumbled into another incident of restroom tyranny. At a local bar/restaurant I’ve visited before, I went to the back to use the men’s room, and to my surprise there was a line of three men. Something about their sheepish behavior reminded me of […]

How To Tell A Has Been

George Will does a masterful job of proving his irrelevance. Via Crooks and Liars. (It figures) The Crooks? The Liars? do have one thing pegged. Palin is spooking the Republican establishment. The Republican establishment is really spooked at the idea that Sarah Palin might run for President in 2012 after she decided to take a […]

Pacing The Bus

What does the above Instapundit screen shot mean? Three Sarah Palin ( ads for her bus tour. And she is asking for donations. For what purpose? The adverts don’t say. But it is “free money” (fewer FERC restrictions) that could be used for anything since she is “not running” for office. Yet. Smart cookie. It […]

Happy Memorial Day

I have been too busy to blog these last few days, but today is Memorial Day, which is a day of remembrance, so I thought a few links would be in order. Glenn Reynolds linked a really, really great post by Walter Russell Mead about how to remember those who fell in the Iraq War, […]

Did you know?

Coco and I were both reassured to learn that hot tubs are more dangerous than pit bulls. (Which probably explains why Coco does not like the hot tub.) And if you find that surprising, consider that Americans are sixteen times more likely to be killed by a five gallon bucket than by a pit bull. […]

WeinerGate Continues To Grow

Stacy McCain has a pretty big roundup, and this brutally concise summary: Yeah, never mind that there seem to be exactly two alternatives: Weiner, a member of Congress with a high security clearance, was the victim of a federal crime involving a breach of his online communications accounts; or Weiner sent a picture of his penis to […]

foaming hydrophobia

Yeah, yeah, I’m sick of water. But that’s not what this post is about. Having recently taken a crash course in hot tub ownership, I have learned that one of the most irritating aspects of the experience is having to regularly replace the blasted hot tub covers, which have an infuriating habit of soaking up […]

Weiner Caught In A Bind

Or maybe more accurately, in his boxers. So, what seems to have happened is that Representative Weiner accidentally tweeted a very salacious, Brett Favre-esque picture of his appellatory appendage to the whole world instead of one pretty 22-year-old, then spent the next few hours frantically shrieking “Undo! Undo!” and claiming he’d been hacked. Keep an eye on […]

The White House Underground According To Ulsterman

It has been a while since I did an Ulsterman update so here is an interesting tit bit. Q: Can you repeat what you told me before – how Richard Daley stepping down and Bill Daley coming to the White House, and then Rahm Emanuel becoming Chicago’s Mayer. How all of that relates back directly […]

The Man From Chicago ne (Hawaii)

People tell me ridicule is the best medicine for a bad politician. So I have decided I need a new way of referring to the Resident. In honor of Donald Trump I have decided to refer to the Resident as often as possible as: the man from Chicago ne (Hawaii) Nice turn of phrase don’t […]


Damn! It’s 11:47 p.m.  If I don’t post something I’ll turn into a pumpkin! Coco agrees. UPDATE: On a happier note, I fixed the broken hot tub! Isn’t it beeeyooteeful?

China Is Going Nazi

First Egypt and now China. There is a growing trend in the Chinese blogosphere to vocalize praises and expressions of support for Hitler. If Chinese authorities fail to address this problem, dangerous consequences may ensue. The Rumor A rumor is spreading virally throughout the Middle Kingdom that asserts that Austrian-born Hitler was raised by a […]

Egypt Is Going Nazi

According to the Jerusalem Post the Nazis of Egypt are coming out into the open. A group of Egyptian political activists have announced plans to set up a local version “of the Nazi party,” an Egyptian newspaper reported on Thursday. Citing a leftist Egyptian news portal, the Al-Masry Al-Youm daily said that “the party’s founding […]


A dietary supplement may be able to improve the lives of diabetics and the overweight according to Dr. Yaakov Nahmias. Israeli scientists may have discovered an effective new way to treat high cholesterol and diabetes naturally. Dr. Yaakov Nahmias from the Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science at Hebrew University and his colleagues have […]

Rockford Made The List

Of the ten most dangerous cities in America with populations above 100,000, Rockford, Illinois came in at number 9. Rockford has unusually high violent crime rates for a city of its size. Most notably, the city has the fourth highest rate of aggravated assault in the country, with 10.5 cases for every 1,000 citizens in […]

More cool Detroit ruins

The Detroit Free Press has learned that confidential information, evidence, and dangerous debris was left behind at the site of the Detroit Police Department’s notorious crime lab (closed in 2008): Thousands of rounds of live ammunition, sealed evidence kits and case files — some containing Social Security numbers of rape and assault victims — lay […]

Palin Is Not Running – She Is Touring

Hill Buzz brings to my attention a curious fact about Sarah Palin. She has not announced for President. Instead she is taking a summer vacation. Touring America. Starting in Washington, DC. Today, Sarah Palin announced a bus tour called The One Nation Tour, organized as a “soft launch” to her Presidential campaign that will allow […]

How Is That New Civility Working Out For Ya?

Ed Schultz is taking himself off the air over remarks he made a couple of days ago. Nearly 32 hours after his ill-conceived remarks about conservative talker Laura Ingraham, MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” host Ed Schultz appeared before his viewers to apologize for those remarks. Schultz, who had called Ingraham a “right-wing slut,” first apologized […]

She’s In

Well, that is my opinion. Who is she? Sarah Palin. And why do I think she is in? There is a movie coming out in June. Shortly after Republicans swept last November to a historic victory in which Sarah Palin was credited with playing a central role, the former Alaska governor pulled aside her close […]

Anyone can sign you up as a supporter, of ANYTHING!

Quick question. How is it that you can be put in a Facebook group without ever consenting? This has happened to me twice now, and what I don’t like about it is that it appears to the world that I joined groups I never joined. Curious, I googled the question and saw that there is […]