Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ninja Douchebag

One of the latest videos by Alicyn Packard.  A redhead, who would prefer to remain anonymous, showed this to me.  She has taste and class so couldn't post it, but I don't, so here it is:

Lyrics definitely NSFW.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spike Lee apologizes and settles with the McClains

Well, it took the spectre of legal action, but Spike Lee has apologized to the McClains for re-tweeting their address (twice against twitter rules).  He's also reimbursed them for the trouble that he caused them since they've been living at a hotel and has (finally) tweeted that he had the wrong address and for his followers to back off.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So if something happens to this couple, is Spike Lee to blame

Spike "Do the Right Thing" (except if it doesn't meet your meme) Lee, tweeted the purported address of George Zimmerman in Sanford Florida, in order to facilitate the mob/lynching action that seems to be en vogue with certain portions of the population just now.

However, the address sent over the Twitter feed twice by Mr. Lee, isn't Zimmerman's address, it's the address of a couple in their 70's who were quietly living their lives until Lee decided to help circumvent the wheels of justice.  Mr. Lee picked this incorrect address up from a man from Los Angeles, Marcus Davonne Higgins.

Like many other things associated with the Zimmerman/Martin case, people should be checking their facts and waiting for facts to come out before springing into action. 

Of course that doesn't help David and Elaine McClain, who are huddled in their house waiting for the misguided and misdirected mob to come destroy their house and possibly their lives, all because some guy in Los Angeles tweeted an incorrect address and overreacting celebrities decide to follow along.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Conversation with a friend...

Me to him:  So, do you think that dropping 8 Benjamins on a spa day is too much?

Him to me:  It's too much unless you're getting laid afterward.

Me to him:  Hmmmm....  good point.  I'm sure I'll be happy, but doubt there will be a Happy Ending.


I've just never done a total indulgence day before, nor had the obligatory mani-pedi either.  Guess I should moderate my monetary layout on this.


So the President of the United States said, on a hot microphone in front of a whole room of reporters, the following:

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
He's now backing off his comments like a sheep cornered on the side of a cliff by a randy Scotsman.  

However, after throwing Poland under the bus already on missile defense, I don't think there can be much misunderstanding as to what he said when he thought he couldn't be heard.  And I don't think I'm wrong in that the Defense Secrets Act of 1911 is still in force today.  As Himself points out, his negotiations on our national security and defense are explicitly geared towards his re-election, not towards the good of the country.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Things you probably only hear at our place....

"I just lased myself in my right eye." (Himself as his drops his LaserLyte Sight on the floor)

Later in the afternoon......

"The strainer in the drainer is clean....."  His return line "And the chalice with the palace has the brew that is true."

No, it's not appropriate for the President to comment....

The President has weighed in on the Treyvon Martin issue in Florida.  The press is trying to say that the leader of this country is right to comment on a local police matter.  Just like he commented on the brouhaha in Cambridge that led to the "Beer Summit" because he spoke only from what he has seen in the press--just because he's President, it doesn't mean that he has more insight or more information than the rest of us do.

It's purely a matter for the local gendarme to handle.  If it looks like they're not handling it properly then the county or the state steps in.  It's not a federal case, no matter how many people, who were also not there and don't know any more about the situation that I do, don hooded sweatshirts, scream to the skies, and call for blood.

And no, the President should not venture an opinion on a local situation like this.  All he does is add fuel to what is looking like is going to end up as a lynching for George Zimmerman since he's already being crucified and presumed guilty in the court of public opinion (which is not/should not be a stand-in for our legal system).  The President has forgotten that ALL people, regardless of their skin pigmentation (or lack thereof), are innocent UNLESS they are PROVEN guilty and in lieu of hard data, should keep his mouth shut.

Friday, March 23, 2012

I honestly was of two minds about posting this about the 'Sex Strike'

So we have Lysistrata Redeux, but instead of a cause like ending the Peloponnesian War., it's in the cause of making other people pay for their birth control regardless of the third party's religious beliefs regarding contraception, abortion, or other practices.  I'm sure these women see themselves as this:


Where I see them this:

They are truly tools of the patriarchy if they've fallen for the administration's propaganda on this subject.  There are going to be a bunch of sexually frustrated metrosexuals out there, but who will know or really care.....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Update on Daniels and Indiana SEA 1

Apparently Daniels signed SEA1 LATE last night (and it would have had to be late since I was looking at the list at 9:30 pm Eastern Time).  I'm glad he did, but I wonder what took him so long.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daniels is covering for his friend the Indiana Supreme Court Justice

Of all of the bills sent to Daniels' desk this session, the ONLY one he didn't sign was SEA1 (as of 8:21 pm on the 20th), which would have restored both Indianan's 4th Amendment rights as well as Indiana Constitution Section 11 rights.  It is truly amazing that this is the only one he didn't sign.  But maybe not so amazing considering it was HIS appointee that orchestrated the taking away of this right in the first place.  For a guy who purports to be conservative, not a good move. 

He was all about a statewide smoking ban (except for casinos and such--any law containing exemptions is a bad law to start), but against citizens being able to legally defend their homes against UNLAWFUL entry into their homes.  Unbe-frickin-lievable.

ETA:  apparently in Indiana, passivity works so that if the governor does not sign a bill, it becomes a law automatically.  That way Mitchy-boy can have his cake and eat it too.  Still, not taking a stand is still telling, I think.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Yawn... the Afghans are rioting again....

I saw on the news this morning that the Afghans are rioting over the 16 people who were killed by the US soldier and that they are calling for him to be beheaded. 

Now what he did was abhorrent and unexplainable to anyone but the voices in his head.  It is a crime and he should stand trial in OUR military court.

But the Afghans' response to this crime is the same as to anything else. 

Some books that were desecrated by their own people were burnt.  Riots and calls for beheading. 

Sixteen people murdered.  Riots and calls for beheading.

They want to stay in the stone age.  Fine.  We leave, our aid dollars leave, and they can go back to their caves and destroy each other.

Listen Up Indiana Folks and Spread the Word....

Mitch Daniels is on the fence about signing enrolled SB #1 which was designed by Sen. Charbonneau to restore our Fourth Amendments rights and mitigate the effects of an Indiana Supreme Court decision last year.  Give the Gov a call and let him know he should sign this Bill into Law.  His office number is:  317-232-4567.

I know the moron that tried to take away our rights is a friend and appointee of Daniels, but his mistake needs to be corrected.  Now.  It arrived on his desk last Friday and he's got a week to decide.  The people need to tell him to decide on the rights of citizens to defend themselves from ANYONE who is breaking the law.

Cultural sensitivity for everyone but our own countrymen....

The press is making a very big deal about how Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi (they are sure to emphasize the 'Republican' part, but since they are the only ones being included in the polls, duh) feel that Obama is a muslim.

What the press and the academic intelligencia fail to realize, and what I'm probably going to try to explain very badly, is that of course folks in the Southern states (and I'm including a boat-ton of Dems) believe that Obama is a muslim.  Why??  Because he was raised one in Indonesia.  He went to a madrassa, he attended prayers five times a day.  That was how he was raised--the culture, the religion.  That's where he spent his formative years.  Regardless of how many years he sat in Rev. Wright's hate-spewing pews subsequently, his childhood was spent as a muslim.

And to southern folks, that's what counts.  But this is something that the progressives fail to grok (and if you don't grok grok, I can't help you) and so they use this idea as a weapon to try to illustrate how 'backwards' those who are from the south are.  For example:  my formative years were spent in the south.  We attended the local Southern Baptist church.  I was in the choir.  That is part of who I am, regardless of how I have celebrated religiously since then. 

When I moved back south after quite a sojourn in the northern states, one of the first things I was asked was "what church do you attend?"  Now, such a question would be considered rude up north, but in the south, that is one way that people place you in their worldview.  It's not that they care, really.  But to them, knowing that bit of information gives them an idea as to your worldview, your beliefs, how you were raised.  It is an insight as to WHO YOU ARE and your attitudes towards the world.

So I guess what chaps my butt, and is the impetus for this post, is that the progressives well-nigh demand 'cultural sensitivity' towards a religion and belief system that stones Emos to death, that shrouds their women in ignorance, both literally and figuratively, that destroys millennial-old works of art, but can't somehow try to understand the point of view of others in their own country.

I'm firmly of the belief that when the Founding Fathers specified that the President be a natural born citizen of the United States, that they meant that they wanted someone who was born and raised here--someone who understands the culture because this is the culture that they bonded with, that they were raised with, that they absorbed in their formative years because they were a part of this society (colonies established within this country would not qualify as being part of our society).

It would be more interesting to see the results of a poll that specified WHY folks are holding to the idea that Obama is a muslim.  I'm betting the results would be because he was raised as one in another country.  It is part of who he is and how he sees the world.  So I don't think, in context, that the people who answer 'yes' when asked if they believe Obama is a muslim are far wrong.  But don't expect the progressives to actually use some of their vaunted cultural sensitivity to understand that reasoning.  It's too easy to denigrate people that they are relatively sure won't cut of their heads or stone them to death.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

For Old NFO--The Babysittin' Blues

Old NFO has a blogpost about the blues.  Proving that anything can be made into a blues song, I present "The Babysitting Blues" from the movie 'Adventures in Babysitting'.  It features the incomparable Albert Collins, so please to enjoy....

Saturday, March 10, 2012

International Bagpipe Day

You all may not know this, but it is International Bagpipe Day today.  So in honor of the day two videos with my favorite bagpipe player, Andy Letcher (from whom word of this day made it across the Pond as well).  Please note that Andy plays the English Border pipes, not Scottish (Great Highland Bagpipes) (I think he also plays French pipes).  It was explained to me that Scottish pipes, being so much larger, are meant for marching and English and French pipes are meant for dancing.  For more than you ever thought you'd need to know about the different types of bagpipes, check here.

Music from one of my favorite Scottish bands--Albannach:

I should mention that the sound of bagpipes completely messes with BobtheCat's serenity.  He was one unhappy camper while I was searching for videos for this post.  Or maybe he was so moved by it that he felt the need to try to knock the computer off of my lap.  Who knows the ways of felines.....

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr.....

Jesse Jackson Jr. is apparently running on a 'pro-gun control' platform against Debbie Halvorson.  What's interesting is the ad specifically states that President Obama and Jesse Jackson Jr. fought 'every step of the way' to stop the NRA and pro-Second Amendment/anti-gun control (.17 in the ad below) moves in Congress.

In light of Fast and Furious and the fact that Obama has really been trying to work under the radar on this issue, I wonder if this ad was vetted through the White House.   Only watch if you don't mind your blood pressure going up....

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The TSA's response to Jonathan Corbett

On the TSA blog there is a lame attempt to denigrate and minimize Jonathan Corbett's finding that the backscatter machines are basically just big boondoggles.  The blogpost even refuses to name him, calling him 'some guy' and then launches into a paragraph that doesn't address the issue and a second paragraph that basically goes into a blah blah blah about how this is only one of eleventy-million ways the TSA claims to be making travel safer.

I know it's the TSA's blog and, as such, represents the mental level of most TSA screeners, but seriously, do they really think that anyone would fall for their fifth grade level crap??  They might as well have just posted that his mom dresses him funny....

ETA:  Via Advice Goddess:  Apparently the TSA is aware that their juvenile tactics will be ineffective, so they are contacting the media and are 'strongly cautioning' them not to cover Corbett's story.   I still have my checkbook ready for his defense fund because you all know as well as I do what their next move will be.

Well that explains a lot.....

Apparently redheads are not as susceptible to the pain caused by capsaisin and are a lot more susceptible to cold.  I don't know if I'd describe myself as a redhead, but I do have some strawberry blonde going on sometimes.

 Himself cooks to the edge of his pain threshold which generally leaves me at the "mmmm... tasty" mark, but isn't what I would call hot or spicy, and he's no lighweight when it comes to peppery foods.  At Thai places I have to convince them to ignore the caucasian complexion and almost beg them to take it to the five star level.  I've ordered hot sauce that is 800,000 scoville units and use habanero and ghost pepper powder in my eggs in the morning (as well as in my fudge recipe).

All this time I figured my love of hot food (and my tolerance for it) was because my formative years were spent eating tabasco-laden foods (so laden because my dad was a heavy smoker and couldn't taste a thing), but maybe the root cause is actually, well, my roots.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How much evidence do we have to have to show the TSA is useless??

So Jonathan Corbett has proven that the TSA backscatter machines, aside from potentially causing cancer and radiation exposure, don't make us any safer than the original metal detectors did and definitely no safer than being sexually assaulted so that you can travel from one part of this country to the other.  On his website here  (and the video embedded below), which youtube is now making restricted to 18+ (don't know why), he explains the whole thing.

My question is this:  when are the sheep going to realize that the sheepdogs are toothless and more interested in controlling the traveling populace than they are in protecting the traveling populace??  We've already lost so many freedoms under the guise of security that I'm sure Ben Franklin has spun his way to the center of the earth by now.  This is not counting the billions of dollars being funneled to political insiders under the cloak of national security.

I know that the TSA, in its efforts to justify its existence, will come down on Mr. Corbett like a ton of bricks under the same national security aegis.  So I've got my checkbook ready for his legal defense fund.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Better to burn out than to fade away...

I'm still in shock over Andrew Breitbart's untimely death.  Never met the man but the world, I think, is a smaller, darker place with his passing.  Himself made the comment though, and I have to agree...

Small comfort but maybe all of us can take up his torch and keep the light shining on the dark places of our government and media, just like Andrew did.

So Obama thinks apologizing didn't cause the Afghani riots....

There's a big difference between cultural understanding and cultural stupidity (which is now labeled cultural sensitivity).

One of the hardest things for me, as a Western woman, to learn when dealing with Middle Eastern folks is that the younger folks have to approach the older folks, rather than wait to be acknowledged, as things are done here.

You would think that Obama, being raised in Indonesia, would have an almost instinctive understanding of the subtle ways that cultures differ regarding honor and respect towards others.  For example, in Japan, the head honcho never EVER apologizes--it's always an underling who can afford to 'lose face' (the Japanese had the sense of honor to edit pictures of Obama bowing to his toes to their leader so as not to embarrass him).  In the Middle East, there is a quick word regarding a problem and then it is as if it never was.  But if you make a big deal about something by constantly apologizing and bringing it up, then it's going to become a bigger deal on the other side also--you feed the fire.

When a person is in a position of power, that person NEVER bows to another either by word or by deed.  And you never compound a now-perceived weakness or the acknowledgement of an error by constantly apologizing, as the administration has done.

So first, the head honcho apologizes, then the next head honcho (Secretary of Defense) apologizes, then you send out myriad underlings to apologize to people not even remotely associated with the incident and then act surprised when the situation grows out of control and disingenuously say that 'it's not my fault.'.

Now I'm just a simple girl in flyover country and I know this stuff.  It's frightening that those that should either don't or are deliberately ignoring social and cultural norms and in the process are getting our people killed.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

RIP Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart helped to bring down ACORN, started the Bigs, which gave outlets for conservative commentary on Journalism, Government, Peace, and Hollywood, and wasn't afraid to stand up to Media driven Leftists.  His light was too soon put out.  I don't often cry over the loss of people I've never met, but his fire, drive, and presence will be missed.