Monday, September 24, 2007


If you've been a regular to my site (Haahaahaaha, OK, I'm over it now), you'll notice a new thing on the right sidebar, "Endorsements". I'm going with Fred Thompson for the next election.

He is a true Federalist..if the constitution doesn't specifically mention it, it's not the Fed's job, it's up to the individual States. If enough States decide it should be Federal law, pass an amendment.

I've heard all the lame crap about he's lazy, he's just an actor, etc.

From The Globe and Mail:

THE PRESIDENT of the United States from 2008 to 2012 will be one of the following three people: Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney.

It’s rather early in the election season for such pointed speculation. But a look at the situation reveals that the prediction is not all that chancy.

It is now almost certain that Mrs. Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee. Fred Thompson is the most likely choice for the Republican nomination, but he could not beat Hillary Clinton in the fall.

Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Romney are the only two Republicans with a shot at the nomination who could defeat Hillary Clinton.

Republican candidate Sam Brownback, a dark horse, said the other day that if the Republicans nominate Mr. Thompson it’s political suicide. He’s right. Most polls show that, going head-to-head against Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Thompson would lose by 2-1. The former Tennessee Senator would be the Barry Goldwater of 2008. He is too right-wing to appeal to enough moderates to win and he is too prone to incredible gaffes.

I've heard it before and I hope history repeats itself.

HT: Emperor Misha I @ The Rott

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sometimes I Just Can't Avoid The Cute Factor

I have no idea what got this song running through my head constantly, but whatever it was the ad guys for i-Pod must have recognized it.

I keep a lot of songs that I like to myself because sometimes they was just something that appealed to me. Back in High School, when I roadie for local bands, they didn't approve of things like Alice Cooper (too contrived) or later, anything that smacked of Disco. With this song I'll come out and say I just like it. It's simple, it's catchy. I'm not going to buy the album, but unless it gets really overuse, I'll just enjoy it whenever I hear it.

I spent about 40 minutes chasing it down and was pleasantly surprised at the video that went with it. Not glitzy or over produced, just a nice dance routine with good camera work.

If you were wondering it's called 1,2,3,4 by Fiest

Watching it again, I think it was when she started swinging her hips. I love to watch women walk, the way their hips swing compared to guys walking...we look like we're always just on the verge of falling over, where women flow.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Barak Obama is an Oreo

Hey, don't believe me, read what the expert says.

Report: Jesse Jackson Says Barack Obama 'Acting White' in Case of Six Blacks Accused in Assault Case

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jesse Jackson reportedly ripped presidential candidate Barack Obama for "acting like he's white," according to The State newspaper in South Carolina,
[emp. mine]

Followed by the typical denial:

but the civil rights leader says he doesn't recall making any such comment.

Obama's response did cause a couple of points jump in my opinion of him.....but he's still a cypher with no record to make me believe he'll stand by what he says.

"Outrage over an injustice like the Jena 6 isn't a matter of black and white. It's a matter of right and wrong. We should stand as one nation in opposition to this and any injustice," he said. "My statements on Jena 6 were carefully thought out with input and support from one of my National Campaign Chairmen, U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr."

Obama also hasn't been silent on the issue, last week calling on the Louisiana local district attorney to drop the excessive charges.

The Jena incident snuck in under my radar, but what I've read about it, it's working it's way through the system. It doesn't put the town of Jena in a good light...but, I do not live there and I know if I had asked in college to be able to hold a meeting in the Black Students Union, I would have been told to get my cracker ass out of there.

The case began after interracial fighting broke out last school year when three white students responded to a request by a black student to open up access to a schoolyard tree — used as a meeting place for white students — by hanging three nooses around the tree. The white students were suspended.

The tree has since been cut down, but not before the six black students were charged with a racially-motivated assault on white student Justin Barker. Five of the students were charged as adults, the sixth as a juvenile.

The (one) white student who was beaten (by six), was beaten into unconsciousness then more. I'll be curious to see if this makes it to a "Hate Crime".

To me, the whole thing was stupid. The blacks couldn't find any other place on campus to meet? The whites couldn't refrain from something so asinine damn stupid as putting up nooses? Stupid is as stupid does.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Mother of War

I know where she's coming from, but I cannot buy the premise. Watch this and we'll discuss.

I have heard this argument throughout my life, yet I always come back to what has happened in my life.

Indira Gandhi - war with Pakistan

Golda Meir - war with the arabs

Margaret Thatcher - war in the Falklands.

The idea that when women are in charge all conflict ceases is a fantasy.

This is twice she's lost it while accepting an award. I don't expect better from actors/actresses, it's just that people who live by their emotions just do not seem to be able to separate reality from the world they want.

Tammy Bruce said something today that really struck home. [paraphrase] Mothers are more likely to fight to protect their children."

I'm so disappointed because I have been in love with Sally since "Gidget" and the "Flying Nun". Even now when she's doing ads for osteoporosis, I still look at her and see her in her twenties.

Another of my icons just bit the dust.

Friday, September 07, 2007

I Did Survive

If you saw my last post, you'll understand that I was a bit stressed about my son starting to drive.

When I told the wife I was going to take him out for a test run, her only concern was "You aren't going to yell at him are you?"

I promised I wouldn't...unless he did something so damn stupid that he damn well deserved to be yelled at.

So, I took him out and for the first time "legally" driving (he admitted a while ago that friends had let him try) and he didn't do to bad.

Now the only vehicle we have is a F-150 Supercab with the 8 foot bed, and to be honest, even though I've driven school buses and small tank trucks, sometimes the damn size of it makes me uncomfortable.

His main problem is the lack of faith in oncoming traffic. He shies away, towards the parked cars on the right not trusting the car coming the other way will stay on their side of the line.

Only once did I actually panic and go "left,left,left,left,LEFT, and at the next stop light, I was able to rapidly (and calmly) explain my concern and how to avoid giving his old man a coronary in the future.

While I remained completely composed throughout most of our 45 minute jaunt, just pointing out things to watch for. Like braking distance as related to speed. looking for back-up (and/or brake) lights while passing diagonally parked cars, any kid/teenager/idiot walking down the street. And above all, "Always count on that person is going to do the dumbest thing you can think of, so be ready for it."

When we got home, all I could think was "Damn, I need a beer", I popped one and then started to notice that my right leg was cramping up. I'm guessing I had had been pushing down with that leg for the entire drive. I finished 3/4 of the beer I opened and fell asleep due to fatigue.

I've had a day to recoup, so I guess we can give it another try.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Get Off The Road!! (this will be your only warning)

My boy sent me a text message today that sent a shiver down my spine. It's one of those things in life that you know is coming, you just try to stay in denial until it happens.

He got his learners permit today.

The thing that scares the crap outta me is that the only restriction is that he have another licensed driver "able to reach the steering wheel" with him, that is at least 18 years old. That would most likely be his girlfriend.

Right at this moment I'm flashing back on all the dumbass things I did when I first started driving and it's getting harder to breath....and there this tightening in my chest....and my left arm is feeling a little sore.

O.K. That's passed.

My son is, in reality, a fairly levle headed kid. He'll work jobs with lousy pay and few rewards with commitment. Still, he's 18, and the male brain hasn't fully formed until at least.....35...42....

Monday, September 03, 2007

I Got Some Bad News Yesterday

I have taken a loooong break from computer games, and I saw something that got great reviews. I thought I'd give it a try.

I downloaded the demo (1.8 gig/1 hour + download) of a hot new computer game. Installed it, and was informed I need to update my video driver. Problem, NVida doesn't even offer an upgrade for my card. It's 1 off.

Now should I mention the minimum amount of memory they recommend?

I'm not sure I can complain to much. I remember when brand new chips would come out every 6 to 8 months and machines cost a hell of a lot more than today. I've had 7 years with this set-up and no major problems.

It's time to start reading Fry's flyers and paying attention to who has a good sale. The problem is after this long, it's going to be like learning the whole thing again.