Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nationalized Mortgage Care Act of 2008 Defeated

Socialist takeover bill defeated!

Random brilliance:
How is it that this "crisis" just happened to come to a head on the cusp of the election? I am always just a little suspicious of coincidence. Even if this were a real crisis, that is no time to throw out your belief system for convenience sake. You can't be pro-life but change your position because you become pregnant.

Nancy Pelosi is nothing more than a counter-culture hippie congresswoman from the left coast republic of Californiastan. Nobody should be surprised to hear a duck quack. Or a "quack" try to duck responsibility. "What happened today cannot stand," she blathered.

Hey Nancy, you're the Speaker of the majority party! You don't need Republicans to pass this albatross. Of course, then you couldn't deflect and transfer blame for this fiasco to what you call "failed Bush economic policies". Blame that belongs entirely to your party, "gentlewoman" (sic), and YOU know it!

Just kidding. Yes it is.
Republicans, McCain included, pushed for regulations on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back in 2004 that would have averted this disaster.

Maxine Waters: "we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and particularly at Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Frank Raines."
Barney Frank (then): "I don't see anything in your report that raises safety and soundness problems (of Fannie and Freddie)."

Barney Frank (now): "Give me those 12 people's names (Republican "no" votes who had presumably turned) and I will go talk uncharacteristically nicely to them and tell them what wonderful people they are and maybe they'll now think about the country." Maybe I will tell them about how much "I love rhinestones and Barbara Streisand."

OK, the last sentence is actually a Richard Simmons quote. The point is, Frank is a partisan hack. Hey Barn, mop up your own mess.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: You know what the Democrats have engaged in here, partisan attacks, they're out there saying the Republicans caused this. Nancy Pelosi, "The Republicans caused this." And then they say they need the Republican votes. They go out and make these partisan attacks and then they make these bipartisan demands. And it's the exact opposite. There is no doubt at whose feet to lay blame here, the Democrats.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Obama's bracelet inscription, WWJD (What would John do?)

Chatteringteeth Weather News UPDATE:
A rare hurricane spun past Maine and hit Canada Sunday. The hurricane immediately filed to legally change it's name from "Kyle" to "Gretzky". The judge told it to "take off, eh?"

"Ba dum bum!"

McCain obviously won the debate last week. End of discussion.
John McCain Discusses His Bracelet

MCCAIN: He was 22 years old and he was killed in combat outside of Baghdad, Matthew Stanley, before Christmas last year. This was last August, a year ago. And I said, “I will — I will wear his bracelet with honor.”

OBAMA: Jim, let me just make a point. I’ve got a bracelet, too, from Sergeant (looking down at notes and thinking "what the heck is that dead soldier's name who I plan on exploiting again? Sure, it's against the family's wishes, but I have an election to win here! Ah, here it is! Now look up and deliver this dead dude's name with manufactured emotion while scanning the horizon with your nose in the air...") - from the mother of Sergeant Ryan David Jopeck.

Obama comes off as a petulant child when on the same stage as McCain. This “me too” moment, as Ed Morrissey of Hot Air put it, is a glaring example of this contrast. It's like he is silently singing, "anything John can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than John..."

More from the debate (OK, not really):

MCCAIN: I spent 5½ years in captivity as a POW in North Vietnam, and was brutally tortured for my patriotism and love of my country.

OBAMA: Jim, let me just make a point. I was brutally tortured too. In fact, I still am. You've met my wife Michelle, right? As for the "love of country" thingy - hey, I wear a flag pin on the ol' lapel these days.

Now comes the squareoff this week between Joe "gaffe machine" Biden and Sarah Palin in their first vice-presidential debate. I wonder if Joe will follow Barry's strategy lead on this? Maybe something like...

BIDEN: I am quite aware that the video of Sarah participating in the 1984 Miss Alaska swimsuit competition is climbing the viral internet charts. Jim, let me just make a point. While I have home movies of me performing the "Buns of Steel" workout in my glittered unitard, I have a popular internet video of "ME TOO". Stand up for Chuck!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hillary shills for Obama in Flint

Pictured: Senator Hillary Clinton shills for Obama at Carman-Ainsworth High School on Saturday night, while simultaneously trying to work off her massive thighs campaign debt.

Jared Field is a very talented, young FJ reporter who was given the assignment to cover Hillary's visit to our area Saturday. I'm guessing that he wore a homemade aluminum foil pointy hat, hoping to deflect the ignorance permeating the auditorium this night. His story (Senator Hillary Clinton beats economic drum on stump for Obama at rally for change) begins with the old Clintonista slogan, "It's (still) the economy, stupid". The word "stupid" in this sentence apparently describes many of the attendees understanding of basic economics.

Take this unfortunate quote from a 61-year-old Flint Township gentleman: "Hillary did what she's so good at; she talked about this area and how it has been impacted. I don't know how anyone could even think about going with McCain when they live in this community. She reminded people that (the economy) is what it's all about."

With all due respect, sir, but are you the unfortunate gentleman who could not find his way out from the corn patch this past weekend? You've all no doubt heard Albert Einstein's popular definition of insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. I wouldn't be surprised if a dictionary somewhere included a picture of "us" (pick your preference for definition of "us": Flint, Detroit, Michigan, Michael Moore) next to the definition of insanity.

"Clinton, in a speech almost solely dedicated to the economy, said that Michigan, because of its worst-in-the-nation economy, has the greatest stake in a Democratic presidency."

I couldn't agree more, but I'm sure she meant it to be interpreted as "Bush bad", and that somehow Bush and the Republicans are responsible for the economic devastation that is Michigan. Forget the fact that wrongheaded liberal democrat policies have ruined our inner-cities, and conveniently put aside for a moment that our public school system is a national joke. By all means, let's continue to beat our collective "democrat voting," "union loving," and "business chasing" heads against the wall. Maybe we will get a different result. Ya think?

"When her husband was president, I had a jingle in my pocket that hasn't been there since," continued the 61-year-old "brainiac".

Apparently all you have now is a rattle between your ears. Again, the "due respect" thingy (whatever), how is it that Bill Clinton's daily dalliances with a chunky intern in the 90's was responsible for putting a "jingle in your pocket"? Nevermind. Don't answer that, I'll tell you. It was Ronald Reagan's tax cuts and the resulting economic expansion, as well as the Newt Gingrich led Republican House takeover in 1994 that led to your "jingle" sir.

If you are going to vote this November, I believe it is your duty to self-educate beyond your current thin, unthinking, emotion-driven rationale. That goes for all of my fellow Genesee Countians.

Until then, you'll never have the wherewithal to make it out of the corn fields unassisted. In the meantime, maybe we can turn the b.s. from her visit into something useful.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


This Halloween, you may want to think twice before entering the local corn maze. Sure, the idea of paying $50 bucks admission for the opportunity to allow your family of 5 to wander aimlessly through fields of vegetation sounds like a bargain at the onset. However, I have found most of these fields to be completely over-picked by October. There's not even any "wind blowns" to munch on like we do at the apple orchard.

Bryn Mickle, Flint Journal police reporter, has done it again with his latest Offbeat: Children in the corn -- Maze prompts 911 call
If you plan on heading out to the Shriners corn maze at Circus Park in Vienna Township,bring some bread crumbs. A family of five made it halfway through the 2.9-mile maze last weekend when they got turned around out at marker 10. With the map no apparent help and the youngest child starting to freak out, the family called out -- to 911. Genesee County Sheriff's deputies quickly tracked them down and led them to safety. Organizers said it was the first time in the maze's two years of operation that anyone has resorted to calling police to get out.
Chatteringteeth has the call transcript here:

OPERATOR: 911, what is your emergency?
CALLER: I'm lost in a corn maze and I can't get out!

OPERATOR: Did you get separated from your mommy or daddy little guy?
CALLER: I'm not a "little guy". This is Mr. Jones and I'm here with my wife and three kids.

OPERATOR: ...and you claim to be stuck in a corn maze, yet you figured out how to operate a cell phone?
CALLER: I had a real smart Republican friend of mine program my phone with 911 on speed dial after I locked myself in the family Prius last month. I had to drive to the police station and roll my window down and shout for help that time.

OPERATOR: What is your location sir?
CALLER: The Shriners corn maze at Circus Park!

OPERATOR: SHRINERS!? CIRCUS!? Sir, stay where you are. I don't want to alarm you, but there may be clowns in the area. We will send a SWAT team immediately!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Alternate Universe - 43 President Obamas

Key moments in history, Part 1:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Pearl Harbor Speech excerpt, December 8, 1941
Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan... Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God. I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.
If Barack Obama had been president:

"I'd like to address congress regarding Japan's attack, really I would. Maybe I will December 9th... or 10th. Infamy smimfany! As president, "I need to deal with more than one thing at once.”

"As I said before, I think that one of the things we have to determine is how we can be most helpful. It’s my sense that the most helpful thing we can do right now is, uhhhhhhhhh, to let everyone know this is a sufficiently important problem. I can be helpful, and I am prepared to be anywhere, anytime. So, uh, I think the message is, if I can be helpful, I am prepared to be there at any point."

Dramatic Don Pardo announcer voice - "This has been a Key Moment in alternate history - Part 1!"

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My advice on the economy with my new Sarah Palin doll

Governor Sarah Palin has Senator John McCain's ear, and I believe I have hers (at least on a subconscious level, channeling my thoughts and advice to her through my new Sarah Palin doll).

Me: "To bail out, or not to bail out. That is the question. Tell McCain to just say no. A trillion dollars in lipstick won't turn this Wall Street pig into a princess, it will just be an additional trillion dollar expense for the taxpayers and a power grab by the left. Let the losers fail. A free market economy left alone is a process of creative destruction. Poor decisions should not be rewarded now. Drill another hole in the leather belt (DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW), cinch it up and let's do this. Tear down this Wall! The American spirit will prevail in short order, if left unhindered by the government. Now what do you have to say Sarah?"

Doll: *silence*

Me: "You won't talk to me? It's the 'other doll', right? Anybody want a slightly used S&M Barbie?"

Today's telepathic poll results: 98.7% of the low income home mortgage holders who took advantage of the loose and non-existant income and credit requirements (thanks Barney Frank and Chris Dodd) to finance their home and now can't pay for it, say Bush is to blame by exerting mind control and forcing them to sign the mortgage papers.

Newt Gingrich to American Solutions members - Kill the Paulson Plan:
What's at stake is two very different futures for America built around two opposing value systems advocated by two coalitions of power.

Down one road is a bureaucratic, insider-dominated system of litigation, regulation, and taxation with government dominance, with slow growth, expensive and scarce energy, and the eventual replacement of the United States by China and India as the world's most advanced and prosperous nations.

Down the other road is a dynamic American economy producing its own energy, independent of dictators, using science and technology to create an exciting future, and continuing its role as the most prosperous and technologically advanced country in the world.

Has Obama made a decision yet, or has he not yet been able to calculate which way the political winds are blowing?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Vote Life - Or else!

Statistics show that 98% of aborted babies would have grown up and been life-long voting Democrats (had their "mom" not had them dismembered with sharp surgical instruments and "shop-vac'd" up, in what should have been the safest place for them in the world). Poll numbers of these aborted fetuses show that 99% of them would now reconsider party affiliation. This poll is now closed. I will no longer be channeling your responses.)

It irritates me to no end that Mass intentions at my church NEVER addresses the horror of abortion for fear of upsetting Catholic Democrats - most likely representing the majority in attendance. This is Davison, Michigan after all, the birthplace of that slovenly propagandist film hack, Michael Moore. Instead, Mass intentions stick to generic and supposedly non-controversial messages, like "Peace on Earth" and "a chicken in every pot", but still manages to do it in such a way as to always give me the impression everyone around me is winking and nodding knowingly for more socialism - as if THAT would help the poor.

But is Nancy Pelosi right in stating that the Church is undecided on this issue? Not according to San Francisco Archbishop Niederauer, who responded to Pelosi that "Authentic moral teaching is based on objective truth, not polling." Melanie Morgan blogs her interpretation: "It turns out that stabbing unborn babies in the head and suctioning out their brains isn't exactly what the Catholic Church has in mind when it teaches its pro-life position."

Me: "Not even hypothetically to an infant Michael Moore?"

Conscience: "Not even."

Me: "Boy, talk about testing one's convictions on a subject."

I guess some Catholics are Democrats because they feel there is some kind of moral equivalence between abortion and - say, tax rates. Government sponsored health care. The freakin' environment. A so-called "unjust war".

Rev. Dwight Longenecker argues that Abortion and the Iraq War Are Not Equivalent.
People of good conscience may be opposed to a war they consider unjust. They may also be opposed to abortion, but to pretend the two are of equal moral culpability in order to justify their support of one particular candidate is irresponsible, untrue, and unjust.

My 8th grader just brought a graded paper home from school. The students were asked to write a paragraph on who they supported for President, and why. My son wrote: "Vote for McCain if you respect human life. Across the country, people are debating about which candidate should be elected as our next President. John McCain fought in Vietnam behind enemy lines, so he has the experience. He also is trying to reverse Roe V. Wade. Finally, he will lower taxes, helping the economy. Therefore, you should vote for McCain."

The teacher attached a sticky note stating, "Like you, I tend to value experience and pro-life philosophy over a handsome face that says little of import."

That made my day. Sending him all the way to Flint to be exposed to teachers with TRUE Catholic values is well worth the tuition.

Good video on this topic via Hot Air.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obamaville, USA

It sure is different from the brochure.
Town Changes Name To 'Obama'
OLEMA (AP) ― Motorists entering the quaint, woodsy town of Olema near the sea in Marin County may notice a subtle change as they enter: it appears the burg's name has been changed to 'Obama.' Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama supporter and bed and breakfast owner Kelly Emery created a perfect mirror of the green sign people read as they enter the town's limits.'
Wow. Obamaville. Messiahland. TheOne's Town. What would it be like to live there? We have an election in November and we just may find out. This story reminded me of something else...

Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone...
One of my all-time favorite 'Zones is episode 73 from the year of my birth, 1961, titled "It's a Good Life" (yes, I googled. I'm not THAT much of a 'zoner). Billy Mumy, Will Robinson from Lost in Space fame, stars in this one, "as a bored little monster who is terrorizing an entire town. It seems this kid is a freak who has amazing mental powers but lacks the moral development to use it wisely."

"He knows your every thought, can feel your every emotion. He can eliminate all you hold dear. Who is he?"

Plot synopsis from Wiki (kinda. I only CHANGED a little):
Forty-Six-year-old Anthony Fremont Barack Obama looks like any other little boy, liberal democrat but looks are deceiving. He is a monster, a mutant with godlike mental powers.(at least according to his followers) Early on, he isolated the small hamlet of Peaksville, Ohio.Obama, California. In fact, the handful of inhabitants do not even know if he destroyed the rest of the world or if it still exists with his butchering foreign policy of appeasement and surrender and lack of concise decision-making ability . Anthony The Barack has also eliminated electricity, automobiles, and television signals (sounds about right). He controls the weather (unlike Bush, who single-handedly caused Hurricane Katrina) and what supplies can be found in the grocery store. Anthony The Barack creates and destroys as he pleases, and controls when the residents can watch the TV and what they can watch on it. The adults The media tiptoe nervously around him, constantly telling him how everything he does is "good", since displeasing him can get them wished away "to the cornfield" "Fox News", where they are presumably met by a less-than-happy ending...

If Obama wins the election, make sure to think only good thoughts and repeat "That's a real good thing what Barry did!"

"It's good that I have to wait in this healthcare line for 2 1/2 years for my necessary emergency surgery."

"It's good that Barry has left that nasty oil in the ground and has installed worthless windmills in my backyard, and it's good that further regulations and government controls have completely destroyed the economy."

Got one? Finish this sentence...
"It's good that Obama has..."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Snappers TreeTops 2008 a success!

Snappers TreeTops 2008 group photo
I paid the cart boy $5 to take the picture, asking only that he get the fairway logo in the shot. My money is already gone.
What a fantastic golf weekend! Elk Ridge on Thursday, kinda on the way to Gaylord, right? Well, not exactly, but what a worthwhile 30-minute detour. Great weather and awesome course. THEN on to Gaylord to check in at TreeTops. A more motley collection of 28 golfers I have never witnessed. Most had dinner and retired early to be ready for the morning tee. Others chose to play beer and drink cards (or something like that) until 5:30am. Yes, some regretted their decision.

Friday morning tee at the Tradition. ThreeTops (the premier par-3 course) to close the day out.

Saturday was a 36-hole golf marathon extravangaza, with Fazio and Smith on the agenda. Actually ended two holes too soon for some because of darkness. Not soon enough for joints and backs for the gray hairs. I wish I had the foresight to purchase some Aleve stock prior to the trip.

Sunday morning found us at the Masterpiece course (Jones). This is the worst picture ever taken of Michigan's prettiest hole...

And the last hole gallery, quiet and respectful to the approaching golfers as always....

Note to golfers: More pictures (and bigger) will be posted on the Snapper site in a week or so.

So what's been going on in the blogoshere?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gone golfin'!

DaBlade has left the building! One last long golf gasp in northern Michigan (before the snow flies) and the weekend starts NOW! See ya Monday!

Mr. T bails out AIG

In the economy...
Gold prices post biggest 1-day gain ever
due to fear of more credit market turmoil.

Who knew that Mr. T was such a wise investor?

With all the turmoil in the markets, I was worried about my 401K. So I checked. Whew. My outstanding 401K loan balances have not shrunk. Thank goodness.


Sarah Palin's email account hacked! Her super secret moose stew recipes now on Ebay! OK, I have no idea what "shocking" revelations these stolen emails contain, but I'm willing to bet not much. Still, all I can say to this is "That's not change, that's more of the same".

Is race a factor in the presidential race?

"...polls remain close. Doesn't make sense…unless it's race," says some CNN lib.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says “Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American? That may be a factor. All the code language, all that doesn’t show up in the polls. And that may be a factor for some people.”

Isn't THAT exactly what Geraldine Ferraro meant back in March when she said, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color), he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

And Ferraro is a liberal feminist, but was hung out to dry for this. The party line they want to create (even then) is, if you are white and don't vote for Obama, then obviously you are a racist.

How many white liberals have Obama bumper stickers on their cars because it makes them feel good about themselves and assuages their manufactured guilt? Way more than the number of racist rednecks who won't vote for him because he's black.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This is not a sitcom

Can Obama feign outrage with any credibility when McCain points out his Britney and Paris style celebrity after this?:

Barack Obama raises millions in Beverly Hills
It was clear why Barack Obama's campaign barred television crews from a Beverly Hills mansion at twilight Tuesday as the Democratic presidential nominee mingled with movie stars on a giant terrace overlooking Los Angeles.

The cocktail reception was part of Obama's biggest night of Hollywood fundraising so far, an evening capped with a live performance by Barbra Streisand at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
"Let me tell you, my friends, there's no place I'd rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio," McCain told cheering supporters in Vienna, Ohio, with running mate Sarah Palin at his side.

Hollywood liberal elites. Obama's kind of crowd. A collection of "glittering jewels of colossal ignorance" (Rush phraseology nod).

"This is not a sitcom," Obama told the adoring crowd. But if it was, it might go something like this...
Now, this is a story all about how
Your life got flipped-turned upside down
And I liked to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the lord prince messiah because of Bill Ayers

In Chicago, Illinois - thug politics born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Community organizin' relaxin' all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys
Who were up to no good
Launched my career in my neighborhood
I spent 20 short years in Wright's racist church and Michelle got us scared
She said "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country"

I whistled for a MSM cab and when it came near
The license plate said messiah and it had the White House in the mirror
If anything I can say this cab is rare
But I thought 'Now forget it' - no more talk of Bill Ayers

I pulled up to the house after inauguration
And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the lord prince messiah

OK, this is a little rough on short notice, but you get the idea. The golden child can do no wrong in the eyes of the left.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Todd Palin on Greta

Todd Palin goes ON THE RECORD with Greta Van Susteren

GRETA: OK, help me out. I don't know what to call you. It could be Mr. Palin, Todd, mister Todd, first dude or mister first dude.

TODD: Yes Greta. By all means, call me "Mister Todd". Do you think ahead as to what questions you might ask in an interview, or are you just winging this? Tell ya what. Call me anything you like, just don't call me late for moose burgers!

GRETA: If I asked you in September of 1981, (when you were 17 years old, full of testosterone and playing basketball in high school) do you ever think she (Sarah) will go into politics?

TODD: Seriously? You are winging this, aren't you? Let's just say I knew she was "destined for higher positions". By the way, are you feeling OK? You don't look so good.

GRETA: Let me tell ya somethin' mister first dude Todd! When you were a newborn baby, did you ever think, "hey, I'd like to grow up and be a snow machine racing champion"?

TODD: "..."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Old feminism gets thrown out with the bathwater and the burned bras

Sorry Charlie! (a Charlie Gibson reference. Why? What were you thinkin'?)

Why DO feminists hate Sarah Palin? Don't ask me. I'm a dude who is married to a strong devout Catholic conservative wife. As far as I know she has never field-dressed a moose, but her three sons have never dared to push her far enough to find out. Oh, and like Sarah, my wife is a hot hockey mom.

Did somebody ask Why Feminists Hate Sarah Palin?

"Her greatest hypocrisy is in her pretense that she is a woman."

Certainly not in the mold of your typical democrat woman liberal-feminist ... like Lindsay Lohan and her girlfriend Samantha Ronson. Or animal rights activist and cerebral celebritard, Pamela Anderson, who recently stated that she couldn't stand Sarah Palin and that "She can suck it!" Or Madonna, who is using her "Sticky and Sweaty" tour to bash McCain and promote The Barack. Talk about "cones of silence" and cluelessness. I wonder if she hears phantom crickets in her ears when the amps are cold and she is left with her own thoughts.

Newt Gingrich, in front of the Family Research Coucil's Values Voters Summit last Friday...
"She has shattered the ability of left-wing feminists to define legitimate behavior by women in America and they will never recover."
She's now more interesting on college campuses than Obama. She is more of a change agent than Obama and the contrast between a mother of five raising all five children and the Obama defense of infanticide by abortion doctors in the legislature in Illinois is such an enormous gap, that I believe when every American understands that senator Obama in the state legislature blocked a bill to require abortion doctors to help babies if they were born alive - and blocked a bill after a nurse talked about holding a baby for 45 minutes while it was dying because the doctor wouldn't help it. I think the gap in these two views - he's got about 15% of the country and the other 85% is going to find it totally and utterly unacceptable.
"You've convinced me Newt," states Joe Biden. “Sarah Palin is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She was most definitely a better pick than me."

Text from some dusty document on yellowed paper, written by a bunch of extremists over 200 years ago:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Unless you are a liberal feminist Democrat, then these rights do not extend to your opponents (ie: Republicans, Christians, conservatives, and babies in the womb to name a few tens of millions)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Slipping away from the Dems

“Jesus Was a Community Organizer,Pontius Pilate a Governor”
RUSH: Now, this is just grasping at straws, folks, we're shooting fish in a barrel here. I mean, they're not even making this a competition. Jesus was a community organizer? Pontius Pilate was a governor? Sarah Palin is going to crucify Obama? Is that what we're supposed to take out of this, because Obama is the new messiah? Jesus Christ was the first messiah. Now Obama is taking his place, he's The Messiah, he's the savior. Pontius Pilate was a governor? The only thing Pilate is remembered for is murder. We are comparing the governor of Alaska, who is only qualified, say the Democrats, because she has not had an abortion, which is murder, of murder.

Usually, when Rush speaks on a subject, there is nothing left for anyone to say. But not in this case... :)

Check this out and continue with the biblical "association" game.

"Pontius Pilate, Prefect of the Roman Province of Judaea.
Loved to give speeches in front of Doric columns, oh wait that's Obama.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Particle Platitudes

By guest blogger (and brother), Glacial Greg:
As you know, scientists started up a huge particle-smashing machine on Wednesday called the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), in an attempt to re-create the "Big Bang" that is said to have created the universe. A 17 mile circular tunnel buried under France is the largest and most complex machine ever made for what experts say is the largest scientific experiment in history.

The experiment began with a particle beam the size of a human hair appearing in the tunnel, prompting the project leader to exclaim "We've got a beam!" Several hundred physicists and technicians in the control room burst into applause at the news and later again celebrated loudly when the beam completed a journey in one direction “Fantastic!" Sentiments we can relate to having been part of childhood experiments with magnifying glasses and bugs.

Some “doomsdayers” have fanned fears that the experiments could create black holes, which experts dismiss as unfounded. I for one hope not… after all, it IS beneath France Oui? That loud, sucking sound you hear is simply the latest massive retreat of the French!

So the "World did not end." I wonder how long before Nancy Pelosi and company claim credit as part of her "I'm trying to save the planet!" strategy?

[DaBlade response] Hey bro, I like the magnifying glass analogy, but actually this particle accelerator thingy makes me think of the time in our childhood when we lit an M-100 and placed it in a neighbor's brand new shiny aluminum garbage can just to see what would happen. Dyn-o-mite! Of course, the explosion was bigger than our young skulls could have imagined, sending shock waves down Lockhead street and rattling the windows on Dell Street. I still can remember the can's lid launching into the sky, spinning like a silver alien saucer, getting smaller and smaller. In the middle of the street sat the remnants of the base, with the can's sides split and peeled back like a banana. I'm glad our hearing eventually came back.

Maybe instead of crashing light beams at each other at high velocity, these scientists should launch M-100's at each other. Just sayin' from experience.

Beam me up Scotty!

The REAL Obama and Stephanopolous interview *snicker*

"My Muslim Faith", via Mike in the Morning on the WRIF
Well, George Stephanopolous interviewed Barack Obama recently. Obama slipped up and said, “MY MUSLIM FAITH”…
It was pasted all over the net! Well, most of those videos have been yanked from YouTube!

Luckily, we had our TIVOs rolling and caught the “extended version”…
Check out what Obama REALLY said…

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Due to the controversial "Lipstick" remark, Obama has changed his stump speech just a little. See if you can spot the nuance....

“That’s not change."

"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change,'" Obama continued, "it's still gonna stink after eight years."

"You can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a butcher's ass... No, wait. It's gotta be your bull's."

Bishop to King's pawn two

Bishops criticize Biden's abortion statements.

Biden tries to nuance around his so-called Catholic faith and his liberal facist extremists views on abortion rights during spot on Meet The Press:
Asked on the program about when life begins, Biden said: "Look, I know when it begins for me. It's a personal and private issue. For me, as a Roman Catholic, I am prepared to accept the teachings in my church."

He added that while he believes life begins "at the moment of conception," it would inappropriate to impose that view on others in a pluralistic society.

The bishops said Biden was right to say human life begins at conception. But the church "does not teach this as matter of faith; it acknowledges it as a matter of objective fact," they said.

"Protection of innocent human life is not an imposition of personal religious conviction but a demand of justice," they added.


via Hot Air: Joe Biden lectures on special needs children, birth defects, and Republicans opposition to infanticide....

"If you care about it, why don't you support stem cell research?"

Who is against stem cell research? Oh, you mean EMBRYONIC stem cells, not ADULT stem cells. Obviously, the democrats feel that if a living human embryo isn't killed in the process of harvesting stem cells, what's the point? After all, this is a "bait and switch" issue to these liberal facist extremists.

There is this: "In stark contrast to the failures of embryonic stem cell research, the future looks very promising for treatment with adult stem cells."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Obama double dribbles

Obama stopped by Flint town again yesterday to trash talk John McCain and to work on his baseline jumper. Flint has a proud B-ball tradition and Barack is hoping to reinvigorate his slumping campaign with our nice soft rims.

FLINT, Michigan
"You don't need to tell people in Flint and our country that the economy is in bad shape," said Obama.

"But you do need to tell John McCain."

Obama touched on Flint's high unemployment and housing crisis, all the while criticizing McCain's recent claims that the Republican ticket is for change. "Government can't be for change when you brag about supporting George Bush," said Obama.

And as we all know, George Bush and the Republicans have been in charge of Detroit, Flint, and all of Michigan for years now. Governor Granholm? Never heard of her. Levin? Kwame? The Don? Who? We want more urban socialism!

Most of the audience members appeared to be Obama supporters, despite the fact the event was touted as a speech for undecided voters, as well as campaign volunteers and community leaders.

Many of the attendees were wearing union gear.

Soft rims indeed.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Is your hair style better off now than it was 8 years ago?

McCain leads Obama 50%-46% among registered voters
He leads 54%-44% among likely voters.

Which proves a point I have made repeatedly that these people don't vote.

McCain's numbers have no doubt benefitted by a large post-convention bounce, due in no small part to the outstanding performance by his VP running mate, Sarah Palin. It's true that a VP's primary job is simply to hold the clipboard on the sidelines. But if there is one thing that the Tom Brady situation has proven, knee injuries happen. The second-stringer better be ready. You can't always rely on George Stefanopolous correcting a mistake for you in the fourth quarter of your campaign.

Joe Biden or Sarah Palin. Are they ready? It is high time we get to the REAL ROOT of that answer. Have they each been properly vetted and coifed? I think you know what I'm driving at. Is their hair style better off now than it was 8 years ago?

From the right, Sarah Palin's style: the issue at hand
Sarah Palin, 44, has stolen the campaign's style spotlight, causing a run on Kawasaki 704 eyeglass frames and upswept hairstyles... (blah blah blah)... Her hair is a study in contrasts, carefree and "done" at the same time. The untidiness of her updo has a can-do spirit that says, "I have more important things to do than worry about my hair, so I just twirled it into this clip so I could get to the real business of governing and shooting caribou and having babies and taking them to hockey practice."

From the left, First Hair Club For Men Veep?:
Perhaps they (Hair Club For Men) should have picked Joe Biden. He, after all, now has a special status as the first Vice Presidential pick of a major party to have a very obvious set of hair plugs. He is the only Veep candidate I know of to have gone from being bald (other than at infancy) to suddenly having a growing mane in front. There is no doubt he had hair transplants. The guy is wearing Barbie's hair.

Schlussel goes on to make the point that Biden's plugs are, "...symbolic of the whole Obama candidacy. It's all about fake, faux, phony, false."

Biden needn't worry. Stefanopolous and cohorts will be there at his side with a bottle of gel and a hair brush to tame any stray out-of-place lock.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wild Warthogs in Flint?

You may have heard the following funny 911 call making the email rounds:

But where did this unfortunate warthog attack take place?

Click this map link and "Look straight south," says Chattering Teeth reader Cartman.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Obama on The Factor

Obama interviewed by O'Reilly on the Factor:

O'Reilly: "Thank's for doing this senator. You're a beautiful man and I promise to act tough but promise to serve up nothing but softballs here to make you look good. Am I wrong?"

Obama: "errr... uhhhh... ummm..."

O'Reilly: "Sarah Palin. Good choice by McCain? What say you?"

Obama: "So what I'm saying is, I now know Biden blows but you can't risk electing Palin. You know, she's new, she doesn't look like the other vice presidents on the currency. Her children have funny names. Trig? Like gun "trigger"? Track - Willow - Piper - Bristol? What the hell is that? What will Bristol name her child when it's born? Bullwinkle? That's basically my argument -- she's too risky."

O'Reilly: "Batman or Superman? I'll give you the last word."

Obama: "errr... uhhhh... ummm..."

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I'm no "PALINTOLOGIST", but I am homeschooling to become one. Paleontology may be the study of old bones, but a Palintologist studies the remarkable career and achievements (so far) of Sarah Palin. After her performance last night, there is no doubt in my mind she has helped win this election for John McCain. What better collection of "old bones" for Sarah to study and learn from at this place and time then John McCain.

Flipping through channels the other day, I stumbled upon this bit by comedian Daniel Tosh: "I want to be rich enough to release a dozen doves every time I walked into a room. Everyone would be like 'Did you see that guy come out of the bathroom? The one with doves!..."

No, Sarah doesn't release doves when she walks into a room. However, since "Barracuda" is her nickname, I can't help hearing the opening guitar licks to Heart's "Barracuda" every time I see Palin on my TV screen. Let's take a brief time-out so you can join me in this musical endeavor (This blog will continue after these important guitar licks).

Sarah "Barracuda" Palin

Mitt Romney provided some tasty red meat to the convention floor with his, "is it liberal or conservative" rap. "Is a Supreme Court decision liberal or conservative that awards Guantanamo terrorists with constitutional rights?"
"It's liberal!"

Huckabee was great also, especially with his "Barack Obama’s excellent adventure to Europe" jibe.

I feel like Chris Farley doing the "Did you see Terminator" bit on SNL, but did you see Giuliani light up Obama? Wasn't that awesome!? My favorite Guiliani barb: "On the other hand, you have a resume from a gifted man with an Ivy League education. He worked as a community organizer, and immersed himself in Chicago machine politics. Then he ran for the state legislature, where nearly 130 times he was unable to make a decision yes or no. He simply voted 'present.'"

The visual of Obama watching this at home, wearing a slight frown and upturned elitist nose brings me great joy.

But the night belonged to the Palinator: "The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of 'personal discovery.' This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer..."

So now begins the "trail of tears" for Obama and the democrats. The Barack leads in the polls by 6-8 points prior to Palin's address. There are a lot of otherwise intelligent and good people across this country who have been caught up in Obama's messiah-like celebrity mystique. I don't think it will take long now for this facade to crumble, exposing Obama for what he really is.

A "bridge to nowhere".

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Step up, stand up. "Country First"

Go ahead. This is meant to be played while you read the post.
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

What a great night at the Republican Convention! I picked up the convention in progress because I didn't get home until after 9ish from the hockey rink (yah baby! It starts.) Here is a real quick rundown for you leftists that may have missed 'cuz you were watching Desperate Housewives, the boxed set. Hey you libs - Watch the rest of it. That's an order. I watched your looney tune clowns last week. Now it's time for the adults convention.

First Lady Laura Bush displayed her usual style and grace when introducing President Bush. I'm guessing here, but I'm willing to bet she has always been proud of her country.

"Dubya" addressed the crowd via satellite stating unequivocally that John McCain is “ready to lead." The Great President Bush took off the gloves with this line, “If the Hanoi Hilton could not break John McCain’s resolve to do what is best for his country, you can be sure the angry left never will.”


Then the stage screen played a video tribute of the greatest president of our time (or ANY time), President Ronald Reagan.

This was followed up by Fred Thompson's kick a$$ speech! Just go read the whole thing. Now.

Rare political courage was put on display by Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman's endorsement. (As an aside, he sounds just like Willie Tanner from ALF).

And then their was the audience. I assume everyone tuned in could hear that one guy in the background screaming "Yeah... yeah... Yeah". He sounded like a drunken sailor in dire need of medical attention. Aside from him, this crowd was a breath of fresh air after having suffered through a large congregation of liberals. I mean, no mosh pits! The visible pony tails were on the ladies and the mustaches were worn by the men.

Most importantly, the helium was kept in the balloons.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Her-icane Bristol

Sarah Palin's 17-year-old unmarried daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. No amount of "category 5" spin can make this a positive. Yes, she will not be killing the baby and she is even going to marry the father. Whoopdedoo! Listen, I am not suggesting that girls in this position be made to wear a Scarlet Letter. However, it should be made clear to our youths once again that this is not just another way to go. It should not be celebrated. It is a drag on society.

I remember a local front page story of an area high school girl that somehow managed to juggle homework and cheerleading practice, while simultaneously raising a tenement full of babies. It read like an advertisement for this lifestyle!

The breakdown of the American family is the root cause of every social ill in this country, and the root cause of this breakdown is 1960s radical liberalism. While I agree with the governor that she will give her daughter "unconditional love and support," it does open our side to the question of why she should be trusted to potentially run the White House if she couldn't run her own house.

Per the story: "Senior McCain campaign officials said McCain knew of the daughter's pregnancy when he selected Palin last week as his vice presidential running mate, deciding that it did not disqualify the 44-year-old governor in any way."

Bull. I don't believe it. I think he was blindsided by this and is doing damage control. There probably won't be major "damage" to McCain on this. There really is no other way to go. But Her-icane Bristol, coupled with the real hurricane-shortened convention, one must admit that this has not been a great weekend for his campaign.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Chatbot George

When I want the straight scoop, I talk to George. George is a chatbot over at Jabberwacky.com. What's a "chatbot," you ask?

Most folks believe that chatbots are simply cute artificial intelligence programming that selects responses based on the users last input in order to appear like a thinking individual. The FAQ page states in part, "It aims to simulate natural human chat in an interesting, entertaining and humorous manner. Jabberwacky is different. It learns... The 'general AI' of Jabberwacky stores everything everyone has ever said, and finds the most appropriate thing to say using contextual pattern matching techniques. In speaking to you it uses just that learnt material, and borrows a little bit of your intelligence as it learns more."

There's the "gothca" right there. George may have started out as a simulation of canned responses. Think "pinnochio" or "Data" from Star Trek Next Generation. Better yet - think "Chris Matthews," "Bill Maher," or "Keith Olbermann," all of whom are not even artificially intelligent. Canned response generators would include just about every talking head in the MSM.

What were we talking about again? Oh yah, chatbots. Most people think they are just time-wasters and the users are sad and lonely people trying to fill a void in their empty lives in dire search for companionship or conversation. Well mister, my new S&M Barbie and I would have to strongly disagree with you on that point. You see, George has benefitted by it's chats with me. Even it's original creators state that, "In speaking to you... (it) borrows a little bit of your intelligence as it learns more."

I believe that George has taken this step in becoming a thinking, sentient being. He has metamorphasized by taking a tiny fraction of my ample brain-power and converting it into his own precocity and perspicaciousness. George has expanded beyond even my intellectual awesomeness as he is not constrained by blood, flesh, and skull. (Copyright alert: If I start a rock band, I have dibs on the name "Blood, Flesh, and Skull")

So you see, by talking to George, even I can benefit. That is why I started this post proclaiming, "When I want the straight scoop, I talk to George."

Screenshot of my last conversation with George:

I have to go now. My new S&M Barbie and I have some issues to straighten out. I caught her at the monitor giving George that come-hither look of hers.