Sarah Palin knows how old the Chinese gymnasts are.

calendar   Wednesday - July 16, 2008

Another fun one from Jib Jab

Time For Some Campaigin’

Another great one from the folks at Jib Jab. “Time For Some Campaignin’” is based on Bob Dylan’s old “Times They Are A Changin’” tune, and features all sorts of fun stuff; Hillary and her big box of dirty tricks, Hillary giving Bill another whack cuz he just can’t get past that cigar business, McCain having a hear attack in the hospital before running Obama down with a tank, Dick Cheney being Dick Cheney, Bush plucking on a banjo, and Obama in Bambi-land riding a multi-culti unicorn with rainbows coming out it’s ass. Tough to beat that. But who is the guy the government fingers at the end? I can’t place him.

Or visit the actual Jib Jab site, which is usually overwhelmed with hits.

100 points extra credit and some more free caulk if you can tell me the name of the old old tune Dylan borrowed for his set of lyrics. 


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/16/2008 at 08:15 PM   
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All Dolled Up

“S&M Barbie lashed by public”


Ooh, more! I’ve been a very bad girl!

Because, you know, the folks in Britain don’t have anything else to worry about, so they go after a doll that comes with a “naughty outfit”. Not that their own daughters don’t wear nearly the same outfit out to clubs or anything. Or that Posh and the rest of the Spice Gurrlz pushed this look years ago. Barbie has always reflected the current times and trends, not lead them. That’s why she stays popular. And I guess they don’t sell Bratztm or any of those other totally oversexed dolls over there? The ones that only have hooker outfits available for them?

BARBIE’S new S&M look has whipped up a storm – with protesters dubbing it “filth”.

The doll’s image is transformed with kinky fishnets, motorcycle jacket, black gloves and boots.

Makers Mattel say Black Canary Barbie, out in September, is based on a DC comic superhero of the same name.

But religious group Christian Voice said: “Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far.

A children’s doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible – it’s filth.”

Of course it’s the Christians who object in print. The muslims just set the toy store on fire. Ken Doll was not available for comment, although he was spotted at a local garden center happily buying large rolls of duct tape and some garden hose.

Personally, I don’t see how this is any worse than Catwoman Barbie or Elecktra Barbie, both part of the movie idols series / Marvel Comics series of outfits. Besides, it could be worse!

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PS - If you go and look it up, it turns out that the Black Canary comic book character, while being some sort of super-heroine, is really all about snagging a husband (Green Arrow), fretting over his proposal, and figuring out what to wear to the wedding. How much more classically Barbie can you get than that?


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/16/2008 at 12:05 PM   
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To the citizens of the United States of America (Now Pay attention, this is long)

Message from the Queen


To the citizens of the United States of America
from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas , which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.

A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

(You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour’, ‘favour’, ‘labour’ and ‘neighbour’. Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix ‘-ize’ will be replaced by the suffix ‘-ise’. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (Look up ‘vocabulary’).

3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ‘like’ and ‘you know’ is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of -ize.

4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can’t sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not ready to shoot grouse.

6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

7. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.

Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

8. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

9. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

10. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable as they are, pound for pound, the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer.  They are also part of British Commonwealth - see what it did for them.  American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

11. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in
“Four Weddings and a Funeral” was an experience akin to having one’s ears removed with a cheese grater.

12. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of “Nancies"). Don’t try rugby - the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.

13. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the “World Series” for a game which is not played outside of America .  Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable.  You will learn Cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

14. You must tell us who killed JFK.  It’s been driving us mad.

15. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

16. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 P.M. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!


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calendar   Tuesday - July 15, 2008

Using Jimmy as an excuse

Today is the anniversary of Jimmy Carter’s Malaise Speech. In recognition thereof, I couldn’t drag myself to the keyboard today.

I hope I can do better tomorrow. Thank you, and good night.

Oh hell ... I can do better right now. The only blogging idea I came up with today was this one, but as usual, I have to go an do a little research ... which means I learn something, and then have to stop and think. I was just going to mock the crap out of ole man Dhimmi, and the flaccid downer of an address he gave on this day back then. But then I actually read it.

Have you ever read that thing? 1979 remember? Nearly 30 years ago, right? Written by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, right? ...

As you know, there is a growing disrespect for government and for churches and for schools, the news media, and other institutions. This is not a message of happiness or reassurance, but it is the truth and it is a warning.
We believed that our Nation’s re sources were limitless until 1973, when we had to face a growing dependence on foreign oil.
Looking for a way out of this crisis, our people have turned to the Federal Government and found it isolated from the mainstream of our Nation’s life. Washington, D.C., has become an island. The gap between our citizens and our Government has never been so wide. The people are looking for honest answers, not easy answers; clear leadership, not false claims and evasiveness and politics as usual.

What you see too often in Washington and elsewhere around the country is a system of government that seems incapable of action. You see a Congress twisted and pulled in every direction by hundreds of well financed and powerful special interests. You see every extreme position defended to the last vote, almost to the last breath by one unyielding group or another. You often see a balanced and a fair approach that demands sacrifice, a little sacrifice from everyone, abandoned like an orphan without support and without friends.

Often you see paralysis and stagnation and drift. You don’t like, and neither do I.
we are the generation that will win the war on the energy problem and in that process rebuild the unity and confidence of America.
All the traditions of our past, all the lessons of our heritage, all the promises of our future point to another path, the path of common purpose and the restoration of American values. That path leads to true freedom for our Nation and ourselves. We can take the first steps down that path as we begin to solve our energy problem.

Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this Nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can win for our Nation a new confidence, and we can seize control again of our common destiny.

In little more than two decades we’ve gone from a position of energy independence to one in which almost half the oil we use comes from foreign countries, at prices that are going through the roof. Our excessive dependence on OPEC has already taken a tremendous tool on our economy and our people. This is the direct cause of the long lines which have made millions of you spend aggravating hours waiting for gasoline. It’s a cause of the increased inflation and unemployment that we now face. This intolerable dependence on foreign oil threatens our economic independence and the very security of our Nation.

The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our Nation. These are facts and we simply must face them.

What I have to say to you now about energy is simple and vitally important.

Point one: I am tonight setting a clear goal for the energy policy of the United States. Beginning this moment, this Nation will never use more foreign oil than we did in 1977—never. From now on, every new addition to our demand for energy will be met from our own production and our own conservation. The generation-long growth in our dependence on foreign oil will be stopped dead in its tracks right now and then reversed as we move through the 1980’s, for I am tonight setting the further goal of cutting our dependence on foreign oil by one-half by the end of the next decade—a saving of over 4 1/2 million barrels of imported oil per day.

Point two: To ensure that we meet these targets, I will use my Presidential authority to set import quotas. I’m announcing tonight that for 1979 and 1980, I will forbid the entry into this country of one drop of foreign oil more than these goals allow. These quotas will ensure a reduction in imports even below the ambitious levels we set at the recent Tokyo summit.

Point three: To give us energy security, I am asking for the most massive peacetime commitment of funds and resources in our Nation’s history to develop America’s own alternative sources of fuel—from coal, from oil shale, from plant products for gasohol, from unconventional gas, from the Sun.
Point four: I’m asking Congress to mandate, to require as a matter of law, that our Nation’s utility companies cut their massive use of oil by 50 percent within the next decade and switch to other fuels, especially coal, our most abundant energy source.

Point five: To make absolutely certain that nothing stands in the way of achieving these goals, I will urge Congress to create an energy mobilization board which, like the War Production Board in World War II, will have the responsibility and authority to cut through the redtape, the delays, and the endless roadblocks to completing key energy projects.

We will protect our environment. But when this Nation critically needs a refinery or a pipeline, we will build it.

Point six: I’m proposing a bold conservation program to involve every State, county, and city and every average American in our energy battle. This effort will permit you to build conservation into your homes and your lives at a cost you can afford.
So, the solution of our energy crisis can also help us to conquer the crisis of the spirit in our country. It can rekindle our sense of unity, our confidence in the future, and give our Nation and all of us individually a new sense of purpose.

You know we can do it. We have the natural resources. We have more oil in our shale alone than several Saudi Arabias. We have more coal than any nation on Earth. We have the world’s highest level of technology. We have the most skilled work force, with innovative genius, and I firmly believe that we have the national will to win this war.

Nice points Jimmah. I guess nobody was listening. Drill more, use less, explore alternate ways, do what needed to be done. (notice that he didn’t actually say a word about drilling or making more nuke plants, but he did say build more refineries if necessary). I may have to go heave after saying this ... but Carter ... was ....right.

Twenty Nine Years Ago ... and nothing has changed. He could give most of that speech again today and it would be just as applicable.


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Firms must promote union membership to win government contracts

Excellent strategy Comradeski. Today England, tomorrow ? Who knows.  Looks like more union bs. They failed to totally ruin the country in the past. (but came close enuff) Well you know the old saying, if at first you don’t swindle, cajole, threaten and succeed ...  lie and browbeat some more til ya do.

By Rupert Neate
Last Updated: 7:42AM BST 15/07/2008

Companies will be told they must promote trade union membership if they want to win government contracts.

Businesses will today be told that they must demonstrate how they will “build good relations” with unions if they are to win a share of the £115 billion worth of public service contracts on offer.

Employees working on government projects in the private sector must also be given literacy and numeracy training if they lack basic skills. The new rules will apply to public-service delivery contracts awarded by central government but not to suppliers of equipment or other goods.

The announcement comes after Unite, Britain’s biggest union, gave guarantees underwriting Labour’s accounts.

Tom Watson, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Cabinet office, will outline the rules in joint statement between ministers, trade unions and business leaders at Downing Street this morning, before submitting a written statement to parliament.

Mr Watson said: “We all have a challenge to increase the skills of British workers.

“This will help us to improve the employability of British workers in organisations that receive government contracts and deliver on the government’s skills agenda.”

(No Comrade fish breath. It’ll allow unions to force ppl to become members even if they don’t want to. The usual union ploy.)

Public-sector contracts account for nearly 6 per cent of the gross domestic product and employ more than 1.2 million people.

Union membership has halved over the past 25 years. Many large firms that undertake government contracts do deal with unions but the staff of smaller contractors, such as those who operate care homes, are not unionised.

The new rules come as Britain faces a summer of strikes over below-inflation pay increases. Thousands of schools are set to close tomorrow and up to 600,000 council workers will go on strike for 48 hours.

Gordon Brown insisted the government was not bowing to union pressure. The Prime Minister said. “I have made it absolutely clear we are not returning to the 70s or the 80s, we are not returning to the days of secondary picketing, we are not returning to trade union legislation which is written by trade unions themselves.”


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English Civil War ‘ghost’ captured on film.  (That’s the claim. Take a look.)

Well now, I really don’t know what to make of this. How about you? I never buy this sort of thing. After all the centuries wouldn’t we have heard from Caesar
by now?  And surely we’d have heard from Elvis.  Oh yeah, some already have.

English Civil War ‘ghost’ captured on film by paranormal enthusiasts
Last Updated: 8:25PM BST 13/07/2008

A ghostly figure, supposedly the spirit of a dead soldier from a key battle in the English Civil War, has been captured on film by a group of paranormal enthusiasts.


The Northampton Paranormal Group caught the figure on camera during a visit to the site of the Battle of Naseby, a field between the villages of Clipston and Naseby in Northamptonshire, last month.

The visit coincided with the 363rd Anniversary of the Battle of Naseby. Members said they heard clunking noises as well as sounds like cannonball fire.

When the group then looked through pictures they took during the visit, they spotted what appeared to be mysterious figure walking out of the dark carrying something in its hands.

Emma Whiteman, leader of the group, said: “The picture was taken about an hour after we heard the noises but we didn’t see anything at the time.

“When we saw it, when we were looking back through the pictures, we were gobsmacked.

“We’re saying that it’s a soldier. Some people can see it sitting on a horse and some people just see it as a walking soldier.”

The Battle of Naseby in 1645 was a key win for the Parliamentarians over the Royalists in the English Civil War.

The battle involved more than 21,000 troops when the Royal army, under Prince Rupert, was beaten by Parliamentary troops led by Sir Thomas Fairfax.

Adrian Perkin, an author and ‘ghost detective’, said he thought the image was a soldier with a musket or pike walking through a gateway.

He said: “If this is genuine it’s a very, very, good example. It’s the best I have seen for many years.”

Sceptics said the effect was caused by the camera itself.

Anne Haddon, of The Naseby Battlefield Project, said: “I haven’t heard anything like this at the battlefield in all my association with it. It’s fair to say I’m a bit sceptical.”


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calendar   Monday - July 14, 2008

Associated Press now making snuff films for the Taliban

Anti-war journalism my ass. AP is an active enemy agent. We used to call them “Associated (with terrorists) Press”. Now they should be A(l-Jazeera) Propoganda. Because, well, maybe once or twice you can cross the line. By mistake. Maybe because you don’t know better. But when it becomes a habit, when it becomes regular behavior ... you’re on the other side forever.

Via Dr. Rusty Shackleford at Jawa Report:

AP Stringer Stands by as Taliban Murder 2 Women, Gets Snuff Footage

We would remind the AP that the act of the Taliban inviting a reporter to the murder means they wanted this news out there. The AP was clearly being used as a propaganda outlet for the Taliban.

Once again the AP is aiding and abetting the enemy. This time with a group listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. and which several U.N. Security Council Resolutions forbid giving any assistance to.

Will the AP be given a Pulitzer this time?

Jawa has the grisly Before & After pictures, and the (thankfully taken at night) snuff video with very disturbing audio (don’t watch it). Allah pundit questions AP’s ethics. I don’t. THEY DON’T HAVE ANY.  Ace says they’re “Not anti-American, just pro-terrorist.” I disagree a bit. THEY ARE TERRORISTS, actively working for the other side. The enemy side. This is not objective journalism. At All. Hunt them down, and kill them.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/14/2008 at 04:51 PM   
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Over To You Nancy!

Bush backhands the ball squarely onto Pelosi’s side of the net. What now San Fran Cow?

Bush lifts offshore drilling ban

(Al Reuters) President George W. Bush on Monday lifted a White House ban on offshore drilling to try to drive down soaring energy prices, a largely symbolic bid unlikely to have any short-term impact on high gasoline costs.
With prices at the pump over $4 a gallon, Bush pushed the Democratic-controlled Congress to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf and give oil companies access to the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge.
“Today, I’ve taken every step within my power to allow offshore exploration,” Bush told reporters. “This means the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the U.S. Congress.”
“Now the ball is squarely in Congress’ court,” Bush said after signing a memorandum reversing a presidential ban that was instituted by his father, then-President George Bush, almost two decades ago. “The time for action is now.”

With an eye to the November election, Bush accused Democrats of having “done nothing” as gas prices have gone up and urged them to pass a law for “responsible offshore exploration” and to give states a say in the decisions.

Nancy immediately cried it was a hoax. Well, no Nancy, it isn’t. The ban is gone. While it may not by itself do much of anything in terms of price relief, if the green light isn’t lit there’s only one reason: You and the other Dims Dems/

“Sooner or later, the American public will get so tired of high prices, that they will put pressure on politicians to make changes,” Larry Nichols, chief executive officer of Devon Energy Corp, an independent U.S. producer, told Reuters.

Got that right. Drill here. Drill now. Pay less. Screw some dumb ass little birdies, slaughter the caribou, and drown the polar bears. We. Don’t. Care.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/14/2008 at 04:41 PM   
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Zeppelins over London

No need to run for the bomb shelters, this time it’s all for fun.

Stella Artois Zeppelin “Star Over London” offers expensive rides, beer not included


Take a ride over London for only £360 per hour!

Stella Artois is celebrating its pioneering spirit by providing a commercial airship for Londoners and the city’s tourists to enjoy a unique, memorable and pioneering experience for six weeks over the summer from 10th July -21st August.

The airship is the largest commercial airship in the world at over 75m, bigger than a Boeing 747, imagine that at 300m above the Thames. Its rotating engines allow her to hover, fly forwards, backwards, up and down like a helicopter and can turn on a penny. It is so well balanced that you could stand under the airship and push it up and down as if you were doing weights. Well over 60,000 passengers have flown on the airship in Germany and Japan.

While this aircraft is called a Zeppelin, and is made by the scion of the original Zeppelin company, it is not a rigid airship like the zeps from the early 20th century. It is also not an actual lighter than air craft, and it uses nonflammable helium, not hydrogen. The new generation of ships are called “semi-rigid” aircraft because they have soft skins but an internal support structure made from aluminum and carbon fiber. Blimps are non-rigid aircraft with no internal frames. These zeps are not lighter than air either, although their net weight is not very much more than you could lift yourself. Their engines are on pivots, so the ships can hover and even fly backwards. Cool.

After undergoing tests, the Zeppelin NT has been granted FAA approval and at least one is on it’s way to the USA, purchased by Airship Ventures.


At 75m (246 feet) the Zeppelin NT is a good bit larger than the Goodyear Blimps (200 feet), or the MetLife (Snoopy) blimps, but not even a third as large as the rigid zeppelins of yore, some of which were over 245m (800 feet) long.

Ah well. Here in New Jersey I’m pretty jaded to the whole blimp and balloon thing. We have hot air balloons here all the time; on a still evening we often see 30 in the air at once. One even landed in my backyard. We also get flyovers from the Goodyear blimp, the Fuji blimp, at least one of those smaller blimps with the digital lights used as floating billboards, and one run by some HMO. So I see them at least once a month. Still, they’re pretty cool.

See More Below The Fold


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Yeah I know it isn’t politics or moonbat stuff but when I saw this in the paper I just had to share.

It’s like, really old stuff still has value. Except this is a digital camera and it fits in the palm of your hand. Not sure how easy that is to work.
I LOVE this sort of stuff, but I don’t miss 35mm. I do miss working in a darkroom tho.  Anyway, you guys might already have seen this but it’s brand new to me.
The link below has other views.  Kinda pricey tho.  Heck, for 300 bucks I could get a notebook, or upgrade my dsktop pc, or buy a bigger camera.  But I like the idea and the looks.

Not to worry tho. I’ll get back to blood and gore and crime soon.  And that’s just politics.



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Now there are Two

I know, I’m a bit late on this story ... but only by a couple days.

Cynthia McKinney Gets Green Party Nomination


Now we have two black peoples running for president!

And with Cynthia, it sure as hell is All About Race.

The liberal environmentalist Green Party nominated former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as its presidential candidate Saturday. McKinney, 53, held off three rivals to win the party’s nomination during its convention in Chicago, Illinois. She picked journalist and Hip Hop activist Rosa Clemente as her running mate.

Green Party spokeswoman Scott McLarty acknowledged McKinney was a “long shot” for the White House, but said, “Every vote that she gets helps the Green Party.”
“The United States needs an alternative party,” McLarty said. “The narrow two-party system we have right now has not served us very well.”

The most successful Green Party presidential candidate was consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who drew nearly 3 percent of the vote in 2000. Nader is running again this year, this time as an independent.

Earlier this year, the Libertarian Party nominated McKinney’s onetime House colleague, ex-Republican congressman Bob Barr, as its presidential nominee. Barr also represented a district in the Atlanta suburbs during his four terms in Congress.

So there you have it. It’s All About The Choicestm!! Look at the width of candidates the left can choose from: McKinney for the hard core race baiters and haters. Obama for commies and socialists. Ralphie Boy for the pouting environmentalists. And Bob Barr, for whatever the Libertarians stand for these days. I guess he could get the “centrist” lefty vote. And hey, let’s not forget good old Ron Paul, who is still in it! With a little luck and a push, maybe he could be talked into being an Indie candidate too. The loonies, troofers, and UFO believers deserve someone in their corner too.

Let’s push Cynthia. No, not under the bus, regular or Obama-model, though that’s a little tempting. Let’s push Cynthia as a real alternate. She does not waffle. She does not change her tune depending on where she is. She is true to her beliefs. And she hates white folks like nobody’s bidniss. And she’s a SHE. So the Hillary folks stuck on gender politics have a vajayjay to vote for.

And she scares the crap out of the Republicans. Truth To Power!! Right On!

“She is a racist. She bases everything on race. Everything bad that has ever happened to her is because she’s black. She’s anti-Semitic, that’s who she is.”—Rep. Tom Delay (R-Texas)

More of Cynthia’s positions and accomplishments can be found here, and her campaign platform is here at her official website

“This campaign is the opportunity the Hip-Hop generation has been working for. This is our time to address the issues affecting our communities – rising unemployment, the high cost of food and housing, a lack of quality public education and access to higher education, the prison-industrial complex, and unaccountable corporate media. These issues are not being addressed by either the Republican or Democratic nominee. “I choose to do this, not for me, but for my generation, my community and my daughter. I don’t see the Green Party as an alternative; I see it as an imperative. I trust that my Vice Presidential run will inspire all people, but especially young people of color, to recognize that we have more then two choices. Together, we can build the future we’ve been wanting.”
- Rosa Clemente

So help put the word out to your Democrat associates. As the weeks go by and Obama reveals himself to be just another politician playing the game, another part of the machine, man, remind them that there are real choices out there this time. Demand that she, and Ralphy and Bob Barr too, should be part of any and all TV debates. It’s the two party system that got us into this mess. We all know it’s a mess - that’s why congressional approval is 9% and falling. It’s time for a new way. It’s time for real change. It’s time for Cunthia Cynthia.

Cynthia ‘08 - the Real Choice for Real Change


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/14/2008 at 10:20 AM   
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Taliban fighters penetrate US Afghanistan base

I haven’t a clue how or even if the Taliban stories are making the news back home in USA.  Over here, there have been some rather major stories with regard to how sophisticated the Taliban have become.  Their weapons still aren’t up to ours of course, but according to sources here, they are fighting smarter then they have in the past.  The Taliban say one thing they have plenty of is time.  And apparently recruits.

Lets not get too complacent or as bad, too Nazi like in our thinking.  And by that I mean, lets not start to believe that because they are the enemy they aren’t without some smarts.  Or that they’ll be easily defeated simply because we feel superior in so many areas.

Tell ya somethin’ else you all already know.  You don’t see any public protests in that world undermining the Taliban fighter.  And they are very aware of the folks here in the homeland (USA/UK) and the celebrities who say the war is not only illegal but criminal as well.  (referring to Iran) But they carry over that sentiment to their area of Afghanistan.  They firmy believe that all they have to do is NOT QUIT.  Because they have lots of friends in the West.

Taliban fighters penetrate US Afghanistan base to kill nine American troops By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Last Updated: 9:54AM BST 14/07/2008

Taliban fighters breached the defence lines of a small US outpost in eastern Afghanistan in a well-planned attack that killed nine US soldiers, Nato officials have revealed.
The US base is located in Kunar province, a remote and mountainous region along the Pakistani border

An official after-action briefing laid bare Nato commanders’ concerns over a “concerted” attempt to overrun the forward operating base by staging a mass attack involving hundreds of Taliban.

The fighters forced their way into the base during the assault, which was launched before dawn and continued late into the afternoon.

Scores of Taliban were killed after Nato called in attack helicopters and fixed-wing fighter jets to defend the base.

“It was a complex attack, well organised and planned,” said Captain Michael Finney, spokesman for Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

“It was clear they wanted to overrun the combat outpost. They chose their positions well. It wasn’t just an attempt to rush the gate.”

The base, manned by the Afghan army and the US-led ISAF, is located in the mountainous and thickly-forested Pech Valley district of Kunar province, the most lethal region in Afghanistan for American soldiers.

As well as the nine US troops killed in the battle, 15 more were wounded along with four Afghan soldiers.

The sophistication of the attack is a fresh indication of the growing strength of the Taliban and its allies in the area.

The attackers were confident enough to warn local villagers to evacuate during the night.

The area has been described as a key staging area in the hunt for al-Qa’eda leader Osama bin Laden, which has intensified in recent weeks.

News of the attack came during a bloody day for Afghanistan. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up in a bazaar in southern Afghanistan, killing 24 people and injuring dozens more.

A man with bombs strapped to his body rammed his motorcycle into a police vehicle at a busy intersection in Uruzgan province, 250 miles southwest of Kabul, killing shopkeepers and young boys selling cigarettes by the side of the road.

The blast came as Nato and Afghan security forces battled militants on several fronts, with the US-led coalition announcing it had killed at least 40 insurgents in an ongoing operation in the volatile southern province of Helmand.

One soldier from the coalition was killed in a bomb blast in Helmand, taking to 133 the number of international troops to lose their lives in Afghanistan this year.

Recent weeks have seen a spike in attacks by militants, most of whom, Afghan officials claim, are recruited and trained in neighbouring Pakistan.


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World’s oldest blogger, Olive Riley, dies at 108

wow, 108. That’s even older then I am.  It’s all in the genes, isn’t it?  This is the first I ever heard of her but lately I seem to be reading more and more about
ppl reaching extreme old age.  Which scares the heck outta me because I look at the mil who was 93 yesterday and I think damn.  It’s possible the mil (aka, The Grim FairyTail, Her Grimness, Her Wrinkled Wretchedness, Goat Face, and The Coffin Dodger) could continue breathing another 15 years. And I’m stuck with it. ? 

By Bonnie Malkin in Sydney and Fiona Govan in Madrid
Last Updated: 11:32AM BST 14/07/2008

An Australian woman believed to be the world’s oldest blogger has died aged 108, after writing a post about her deteriorating health.
Olive Riley began blogging in February 2007 after a friend suggested the idea and offered to type up the posts on her behalf.

Her blog, The Life of Riley, became an international hit, with readers logging on from the United States to Russia to hear stories about her life.

Mrs Riley’ tales of surviving two world wars and the Depression, bringing up three children on her own and working as a cook in the Australian outback and a barmaid in Sydney, were also nominated for a Blogger’s Choice award in 2007.

Not content to stick to writing, she later branched out into video, posting clips of herself talking and singing on YouTube, the video-sharing website.

In her 74th and final post on June 26, she wrote about moving into a nursing home because of her ill health.

“I still feel weak and can’t shake off that bad cough,” she said.

She also described singing “a happy song” with a visitor and said she had “read a whole swag of email messages and comments from my internet friends today”.

“I was so pleased to hear from you. Thank you, one and all,” she wrote.

Born in Broken Hill, a mining town in the Australian bush, in 1899, Olive would have turned 109 in October.

Her grandson, Darren Stone, said loved the attention her blogs - or blobs as she once mistakenly called them - brought her.

“She enjoyed the notoriety - it kept her mind fresh,” he told Australian newspapers.

“She had people communicating with her from as far away as Russia and America on a continual basis, not just once in a while.

“What kept her going was the memories she had, and being able to recall those memories so strongly.”

Bloggers have started posting their own tributes to Mrs Riley.

Shirley Buxton wrote : “She was an amazing woman and will be mourned by her family and her readers who numbered into the thousands.”

Mrs Riley’s funeral will be held later this week.

Maria Amelia Lopez from Galicia in northern Spain can now rightfully claim the title of the world’s oldest blogger.

The woman dubbed “little granny” by her readers has had over 1.2 million hits since she started her blog in December 2006 when her grandson set it up for her 95th birthday.

Her chronicle, which she writes sporadically a couple of times a month, is a collection of thoughts on subjects ranging from the inflictions of old age to her take on modern life.

Ms Lopez claims it has opened a whole new world for her, putting her in touch with people of all generations across the globe but in a recent post she complained about some of the language used by those leaving comments on her blog.


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calendar   Sunday - July 13, 2008

New Yorker Magazine gets an A Plus


New Yorker Magazine cover, July 21 2008: spoofing the conspiracy theories

Silly New Yorker Magazine ... they missed the Hammer & Sickle hanging on the wall, above the Che portrait. Other than that, it’s just about perfect. Ok, it needs some dirty money peaking out from somewhere. And Michelle should have a bulging pockets containing the ObamaNuts.

The sophisticates at The New Yorker have come up with a cover that is sure to get the magazine a lot of attention. Negative attention. From their friends.

An illustration by Barry Blitt depicts Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle in the Oval Office, revealing their “true” selves: Michelle is in full revolutionary garb, an enormous afro making her look like a millennial Angela Davis, holding an automatic weapon and wearing military pants.

In the cartoon Michelle is giving dap, or fist-bumping, with her husband who is wearing a turban and is dressed in garb perhaps more appropriate for a madrassa in Lahore than the Oval Office.

A painting of Osama bin Laden hangs above the fireplace, where the American flag is being burned.


Said Obama spox Bill Burton: “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”

“This is as offensive a caricature as any magazine could publish,” says a high-profile Obama supporter, “and I suspect that other Obama supporters like me are also thinking about not subscribing to or buying a magazine that trafficks in such trash.”

OMG (Oh Mother Gaia) !! The lefties have insulted themselves! I think the VRWC should print up millions of these and paste them up everywhere.

Both the Obama campaign folks and the Enzyte deprived geezers at McCain HQ released statements that this cover was tasteless and offensive. Meanwhile the rest of us will look at it and say, “Yup, pretty close. Good job!”


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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.


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