Sarah Palin is the only woman who can make Tony Romo WIN a playoff.

calendar   Sunday - November 23, 2008

Today’s Classic Movie Quote Contest

I’ve been doing the revisiting of movies past… the movies you watched as a kid.

Got some of those movies? You saw them ‘way back when’ and maybe, like me, just watched them again via your Netflix account?

Well, sure you have…

I don’t know how often this contest will be offered, at least by me...maybe other of the BMEWS’d will join in…


Hint: The actor in question is James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart.

Eve, you make me feel like a man standin’ on a narrow ledge comin’ face to face with a grizzly bear…

There just ain’t no ignorin’ the situation.

At this point Jimmy Stewart plants a full body kiss on Eve. You know a ‘full body kiss’, as opposed to the ‘Donald Duck’ kiss.

The contest?

Name the movie.

Name Jimmy Stewart’s character

Name ‘Eve’.

What do you win?

Bragging rights. You actually watched movies back when movies were worth watching.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/23/2008 at 12:29 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - November 22, 2008

Rimshot Generator

Rancino sends me this link to an amazing science story. In less than 10 seconds I’d figured out 3 wise remarks based on the article, each worthy of the old Bah-dump-bump rimshot. Several more came up [rimshot] as I wrote this little post. Even the author couldn’t resist adding her own. Have at it in the comments.

Foreskin for Clear Skin?

The Sex Files, by Julia Wallace.

A new dermatological treatment pulls the cells from newborns’ foreskins and injects them, Botox-style, into aging faces

All together now: Jab it in, jab it in!

It sounds like just another uber-meltable cheese product, but Vavelta is actually miles away from anything you’d want to put in your mouth. It’s a radical new treatment for facial pitting, scarring, and wrinkles made out of—what else?—newborns’ foreskins. Foreskins have long been treasured by cosmetic dermatologists because they are rich in fibroblasts, tiny cells that play a crucial role in healing wounds and generating collagen and connective tissue. (One foreskin can be bioengineered into a piece of lab-grown skin the size of a football field.) The makers of Vavelta extract them by finely dicing the foreskins and treating them with enzymes. Then the fibroblasts are suspended in a proprietary cell storage medium and injected into “problem areas” with a fine gauge needle.

In preliminary studies, Vavelta has worked well at eliminating wrinkles and scars without any side effects other than mild redness and itching (and the weirdness of knowing that you’ve got a foreskin in your face). Whether it’s a viable mainstream cosmetic treatment remains to be seen. For one thing, a vial of the stuff costs around $1500. There are also ethical issues to consider, especially if the folks behind Vavelta start paying parents for their sons’ severed sheaths. Foreskins discarded after hospital circumcisions are already used to make skin grafts for leg ulcers and burns—but does blending them into an epithelial milkshake and injecting them into aging faces like so much Botox cross some kind of line?


Vavelta? I thought they said Velveeta!! [rimshot]

Don’t cut yourself short, go read more about it in the original article, were the mannequin getting pricked in the mouth looks a lot like Paris Hilton with brown hair! [and that’s probably a double rimshot right there]


Wonderful results: Acne sufferer Karen Mollison (above), shown before (l)
and after (r) her Vavelta treatment, says the injections helped smooth out her scars

See honey, I told you it was good for your complexion![rimshot]

See More Below The Fold


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/22/2008 at 10:55 PM   
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Turnabout is fair play

Saturday graphics from Rancino



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/22/2008 at 04:33 PM   
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Africa Gets Smarter

Well how about that? Zimbabwe actually found an active brain cell and did something right!

Carter and Annan Denied Entry to Zimbabwe

Former US president Jimmy Carter and ex-UN secretary general Kofi Annan have been refused entry to Zimbabwe, forcing them to cancel their planned trip.  The pair have said their visa applications for the trip were turned down.

“We had to cancel our visit because the government made it very clear that it will not co-operate,” Mr Annan told a press conference in Johannesburg.

Mr Carter added: “Our purpose in coming here was never to be involved in the political issues that have been so controversial in the establishment of a new government in Zimbabwe, but only to help with the humanitarian issue and we will continue to do that.”

He went on to explain they had submitted their applications “several weeks ago”.

But Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Washington has since told them they would not be delivered “on time”.

The government of President Robert Mugabe “will not permit us to come in and will not cooperate,” Mr Carter said.

Annan said the delegation, which had been set to arrive in Zimbabwe this weekend, needed “no red carpet treatment” but only the government’s “permission to help the poor and the desperate.”

“However the refusal of the Zimbabwean government to facilitate our visit in any way has made it impossible for us to travel at this time,” Annan said.

The government denied that it barred the officials from entering, however, saying it instead asked them to postpone their visit.

Gee whiz, and after Dhimmi Carta went out of his way to support the Mugabe revolution back in the day. I guess that little worm has turned.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/22/2008 at 04:26 PM   
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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/22/2008 at 03:47 PM   
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Under the Weather

Peiper is taking time off to be sick. He has to deal with the National Health Service, so there ought to be a good post in it when he gets better. But for the next few days he won’t be posting.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/22/2008 at 02:23 PM   
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calendar   Friday - November 21, 2008

Jihad to the rescue!!

Dozens of Somali Islamist insurgents stormed a port on Friday hunting the pirates behind the seizure of a Saudi supertanker that was the world’s biggest hijack, a local elder said.

“Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country and hijacking its ship is a bigger crime than other ships,” Sheikh Abdirahim Isse Adow, an Islamist spokesman, told Reuters. “Haradheere is under our control and we shall do something about that ship.”

Wouldn’t that be something if they did. And then went on to clean out Eyl, the other den of thieves along their coast.

Islamist leaders deny allegations they collude with pirates and insist they will stamp down on them if they win power, citing a crackdown when they ruled the south briefly in 2006.

Some analysts, however, say Islamist militants are benefiting from the spoils of piracy and arms shipments facilitated by the sea gangs. Analysts also accuse government figures of collaboration with pirates.

The elder in Haradheere port told Reuters the Islamists arrived wanting to find out immediately about the Sirius Star, which was captured on Saturday about 450 nautical miles off Kenya in the pirates’ furthest strike to date.

“The Islamists arrived searching for the pirates and the whereabouts of the Saudi ship,” said the elder, who declined to be named. “I saw four cars full of Islamists driving in the town from corner to corner. The Islamists say they will attack the pirates for hijacking a Muslim ship.”

So we’ll have to wait and see. But if it only took 4 carloads of local fighters to take out these pirates, WTH is wrong with the rest of the world sitting around doing nothing?


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/21/2008 at 04:49 PM   
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Strange News And Gossip

Ok, it looks like it’s one of those mornings. Nothing but weird out there today, and the weird part of that is that not much of the weird seems worth more than a sentence or two. And that means it’s the kind of day for a total mash-up style post ... let’s see what happens.

Amazing News Roundup!

Well, it’s a toss up. Or a cookie tosser. Your choice. Which is the bigger GAK story of the day, Hillary or Ashlee?

Hillary Clinton will be our next Secretary of State. So my guess is that our foreign policy is going straight back to poll driven popularity and do-nothinism, with stronger support for all the petty socialist tyrants around the globe. Wonderful. I guess the “compassionate conservative” failed policies of the Bush administration are going straight into the crapper.

Speaker of crapper, Ashlee “who the hell is this and why is she on the news” Simpson-Wentz gave birth to her child. And then named it Bronx Mowgli. Bronx Mowgli Wentz. Send that kid straight to the short bus, his life is ruined. Instant trailer trash, “BMW” is pretty much doomed from the start. And if he ever has any friends, he’ll just be plain old “BM”. Ain’t that the shit?

Another tie in the oddball news are these two stories, each filed under the “why are you doing this to me?” category ...

Of the 300 or so people that have been appointed to the Obafuhrer’s Army of Transition, 7 of them are openly gay.

Three of the seven gays named to the transition panels — businessman Fred P. Hochberg, former San Francisco Supervisor Roberta Achtenberg, and labor attorney Elaine Kaplan — held high-level positions in the Clinton administration.
The other openly gay members named to the transition review teams, in addition to Hochberg, Achtenberg, and Guest, include Rick Stamberger, president and CEO of SmartBrief, Inc., an online news publisher; Brad Kiley, an official with the Washington-based Center [of Research][/snark] for American Progress think tank; and Thomas Soto, co-founder of Craton Equity Partners, a large “clean technology” investment fund based in Southern California.

It doesn’t matter that several of these folks are leftovers and recycles from the Clinton Era. No. The news story is that they’re gay. Just like that idiotic judicial decision with Eharmony yesterday, it looks like we’re going to have Gayness shoved down our throats whether we want it or not. Gay executives, gay media, gay research, gay investments. That’s the kind of Change we’ve all been Hoping for.

Proto-humans had big floppy feet! Now, this is the story that’s going to make my day go better. It totally changes my outlook on life! But more importantly, were they gay? Who did their shoes? Tell us the important part!!!

Our ape-like ancestors might have walked like today’s gibbons, whose super bendy feet give them a floppy strut.

So they hadn’t even invented rocks yet, but they had the Pimp Roll down pat. Hmmm. In it’s own way, this is pretty gay news after all.

I tell ya, it’s a day full of contrasts and comparisons. A regular Ying-Yang situation, teetering over the abyss, trying to find a little balance. And that little segue let’s me use this graphic, which I hope my UK readers will just cherish:


Letting the see-saw rock back the other way, we have this amazing news: Michael Jackson has become a muslim! I guess he was reading about those 9 year old brides again. You betcha, now he will be known as Mikaeel, and has renounced his Jehovah’s Witnessing. Read all about it in the UK Sun, who wins the daily prize of free caulk for Most Atrocious Headline with their coverage in The Way You Mecca Me Feel.

Speaking of scary faces, not willing to be outdone by Whacko Jacko, and hoping to put the proper spin on the news for once, researchers in Poland have announced that they’ve found the actual grave of the actual early astronomer Copernicus! They dug up his old bones, gave them a good scan, and got out the Wishful Thinking computerized make-a-face machine and have declared that this is the face of Early Renaissance Science:


No word on whether this is the face of living Copernicus or dead Copernicus. It’s your call. Anyway, they found his grave in the uniquely named town of Frombork. Which lets me wave the Happy Birthday banner at another odd person, icelandic elf molester, extraterrestrial, and singer Bjork, who turns 43 today. Naming herself after the noise male walruses make going over sharp rocks, Bjork was doing Bai Ling (not that way you perv) before Bai Ling had her first pair of barbed wire and duck feather heels.

bjork, bjork, bjork!

Stepping onto the jetway after landing the astral plane, we have another NewsFight, a veritable battle of the depressing bands with the next two stories, and no way to connect them. Yet.

More news on The One’s picks for Two Three and Four, including putting “Crappy Nappy” Arizona Governor Janet “Borders? We doan need no steenkin boarders!” Napolitano into the lead slot at Homeland Security. It looks like Obarry is going to undo 8 years of Bush and 225 years of America just as fast as he possibly can. It’s really amazing how his campaign promise of “new faces in DC” really means bringing back as many Clintonistas as he can find. Does he have a job for Bill and Chelsea too?

Meanwhile back in africa, the mayhem continues in the Congo, and this continues to not be news. Tribalism at it’s worst, another former colony continues to be another failed state, and the lawless animals who live there continue their descent into heartless violent tribalism.

About 80 miles (130 kilometers) and a world away from Goma, the regional capital, the town is one of several perched across lush pastoral hills that was denuded of its inhabitants and ruled by extraordinarily unruly government troops since last week.

In this lawless corner of Congo, there are no police. There is no fuel, and no electricity. Terraced fields of precious beans and maize are untended. Shops stand empty. Children are not going to school.
The U.N. Security Council, meanwhile, agreed to send 3,100 more peacekeepers, boosting the 17,000-strong Central African mission. Though already the U.N.’s largest, the force has been heavily criticized for failing to stop the violence.

Sadness. Some things are incurable. Some things just can’t be improved. The only way to get these people past their stone age outlooks would be to sneak them across the border into the US and get them all jobs as taxi drivers in New York City. Hey, maybe there is a connection between the two stories after all!!

But wait, there’s more. In a nearly instant update, this just in! (sorry no opposable tale for balance this time)
Radical jihadiis will save the West from Somali pirates! Islam to the rescue!! Woo Hoo!!!

And just to wrap things up, we have two competing images. Both tawdry. Both idiotic. But both somehow insightful at the metaphysical philosophy level, unless you usually start your day with a couple of good bong hits, in which case they could actually be funny. You pick the “winner”.

Exhibit “A”: Madonna goes out in public wearing the front lawn. Nobody explained to her what “going green” really meant, did they?

Exhibit “B”: Surrealism at it’s finest. Or maybe an example of “transgressive junk food”? It’s a portrait of Britney Spears, made from grease stains, Cheetos and Velveeta. Now, that’s deep.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/21/2008 at 10:53 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - November 20, 2008

We were too late

White House moves Victory In Iraq date up from the 10/22 the blogosphere called, goes with 10/19 instead:

“the conditions are such that we are able to celebrate the victory we have had so far”

Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary

Does that make it more official? Or will you only concede victory when the MSM admits to it? Or are you waiting for Obama to lead the ticker tape parade?


Nothing is ever 100%; every war we’ve been in for the last 65 years or so has dribbled on a bit longer here and there, even after absolute surrenders or cease fires were signed. So if you want to hold out some more, be my guest. I’m calling this one DONE and WON. Now let’s get as many of our troops the hell out of there as soon as possible.

Looks like a timetable is close to being hammered out too, although it could also move up. Sooner or later you have to stop moving the goalposts and make the call. Anything that happens after that is an after-action incident or whatever mil-speak is for “after the game was over”.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is under major cyber attack. The GWoT book isn’t finished yet, but this chapter has nothing left but a couple of footnotes. The focus will now shift back to Afghanistan, with perhaps a side trip to Somalia. Later chapters? Who can tell, but my bet is that one will be looking far to the East, and another will be looking a little bit to the West. Directly to the East? I don’t think so. I think that one will be The War That Wasn’t. My only real worry is that this whole book might just get banned by the next guy who wields the Big Pen, or that it will be turned back into some kind of crime drama farce story like the previous author wrote.

h/t to Sara at Pal2Pal.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/20/2008 at 11:27 PM   
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transgressive pottery! Oy vey.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/20/2008 at 07:34 PM   
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Where’s My Indictment?

Vice President Cheney, former AG Gonzales, Indicted in Texas

WTF? Are we seeing the beginning of the Show Trials, or has the prosecutor down in Texas lost his marbles?

Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor.

The indictment returned Monday has not yet been signed by the presiding judge, and no action can be taken until that happens.

The seven indictments made public in Willacy County on Tuesday included one naming state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. and some targeting public officials connected to District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra’s own legal battles.

Regarding the indictments targeting the public officials, Guerra said, “the grand jury is the one that made those decisions, not me.”

Guerra himself was under indictment for more than a year and half until a judge dismissed the indictments last month. Guerra’s tenure ends this year after nearly two decades in office. He lost convincingly in a Democratic primary in March.

Guerra said the prison-related charges against Cheney and Gonzales are a national issue and experts from across the country testified to the grand jury.

Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and “at least misdemeanor assaults” on detainees because of his link to the prison companies.

One indictment charges Cheney and Gonzales with engaging in organized criminal activity. It alleges that the men neglected federal prisoners and are responsible for assaults in the facilities.

The grand jury accused Cheney of a conflict of interest because of his influence over the county’s federal immigrant detention center and his substantial holdings in the Vanguard Group, which invests in private prison companies.

So why is the Vice President being charged? Because he has money in an index fund (yes, it’s that Vanguard Group), and one of the companies in the fund is a prison management company, and some of the prisoners complained that the prison guards employed by that company abused them. Therefore it’s Cheny’s fault. Gonzales’s too, but the news didn’t say whether he had shares in the fund or not.

Well, gosh-a-roonie, Vanguard holds my 401K. Guess I’d better be on the lookout for the police.

h/t to the CNN TV news ticker, and a little help from PoliPundit.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/20/2008 at 04:09 PM   
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Passing The Buck

Piracy watchdog hails Indian attack on pirate ship

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – An anti-piracy watchdog group on Thursday welcomed an Indian warship’s destruction of a suspected pirate vessel in waters off Somalia, where hijackings have become increasingly violent and the hijackers increasingly bold.

In a rare victory in the sea war against the Somali pirates, the Indian navy’s INS Tabar sank a suspected pirate “mother ship” in the Gulf of Aden and chased two attack boats on Tuesday.

Somebody hand me that really big paintbrush. I’ve got some John Paul Jones graffiti to paint. “Rare victory”? “Sea war”?? Could that be because this incident was the first real opening shot in that “war”, the cannon blast heard ‘round the Horn?

Noel Choong, who heads the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, said he was heartened by the Tabar’s success.

“It’s about time that such a forceful action is taken. It’s an action that everybody is waiting for,” Choong told The Associated Press. “If all warships do this, it will be a strong deterrent. But if it’s just a rare case, then it won’t work” to control the unprecedented level of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, he said.

The pirates have stunned the maritime community with their brazen attacks, highlighted by last week’s hijacking of a Saudi-owned supertanker loaded with $100 million worth of crude oil.

As has been pointed out, 6 or 8 fleabags in a rowboat stole this:


the anchor is probably bigger than your house

Indian forces fired back, sparking fires and a series of onboard blasts — possibly caused by exploding ammunition — which destroyed the ship.

notice that they slyly don’t say whose ammunition was doing the actual exploding. Do ya think 20 or 30 rounds from a 4” machine-gun cannon might have something to do with this?  wink

... NATO ships can intervene to prevent the seizure of ships if they are in the vicinity.

“But what they don’t have the mandate to do is to board ships that have already been hijacked to free the crew,” NATO spokesman James Appathurai told The Associated Press in Brussels. Germany does not allow its warships to intercept hijacked vessels because their civilian crews of various nationalities could be at risk in the event of a fire-fight, Choong said.

On Wednesday, Russia’s ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, called on the international community to launch a joint amphibious operation against pirate strongholds in Somalia. However, any such operation would likely require the approval of the U.N. Security Council, whose resolutions on anti-piracy operations are vague, Choong said.

All well and good. So, what’s going to happen? Are the navies going to step up? Will the UN get tough and act? Stop holding your breath; you’re turning blue. No, the solution will be to let Somalia solve it’s own problem, with a little assistance from the West. Because the West actually believes the islamist-leaning anarchist shitpile called Somalia actually sees this piracy, which is that nation’s only source of income these days, as a problem! This is the nation that can’t be mentioned without saying how they have had no government at all for the past bazillion years. But they will solve the piracy problem! Or at least, the All-African transnational anti-terrorist cricket team will get the job done ...

NATO is committed to helping improve security in Africa but expects African states to take the lead in fighting piracy off the continent’s shores, said the NATO secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Reuters reported from Accra, Ghana.

De Hoop Scheffer was responding to a call by Ghana’s defense minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah, for closer collaboration between African regional bodies and NATO to combat piracy and tackle other problems, including money laundering.

The NATO chief spoke during an international alert over piracy off the Horn of Africa, where Somali pirates have caused havoc.

“This continent still has many problems, but it is my strong conviction that Africans should be in the lead to find solutions for those problems, and not others,” de Hoop Scheffer said after arriving in Ghana on Wednesday.

Horry Clap, what a bunch of idiots. First off, NATO has no business there in the first place. What part of North Atlantic do you see off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean? Next, a large number of the countries yabbering away about this have instructed their ships to do essentially nothing. Gee, that helps ever so much.

And what are the Americans doing? Well, gosh, you’d think your eardrums would be breaking from the thunderous popping sound as the whole bunch of them ram their heads up their asses as fast and as hard as they can, as they set their mental clocks back to 1999 ...

There have been no reports of attacks on vessels flying the American flag, and officials have interpreted that as a sign that the pirates do not want to provoke the U.S. Navy directly.

Morrell said the piracy problem “requires a holistic approach from the international community at sea, ashore, with governance, with economic development.”

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this week that there were legal and military obstacles to combating piracy.

“One of the challenges that you have in piracy, clearly, is, if you are intervening and you capture pirates, is there a path to prosecute them?” he said.

Although some analysts have warned of a link between pirates and terrorists in the region who say they are aligned with Al Qaeda, Mullen said, “I have not seen any connection to Al Qaeda or to terrorists per se.”

We are fuckin doomed. Piracy doesn’t NEED a connection to terrorists, because piracy IS terrorism. The one and only, OG, all original, first out of the gate, early bird getting the worm, ORIGINAL kind of terrorism. The ORIGINAL international capital offense. And in today’s world, if some group of thugs says they’re part of AQ, you believe them, DUH. Especially if they’re in that corner of the world that just recently had an AQ-esque government overthrown, which then vowed to go guerrilla and fight their way back to power, which is exactly what they’re doing! So our Bright Boys are looking at it as a criminal endeavor that can be solved with economic stimuli, peace, love, and granola. As we head into a depression, when there will be no money to even stimulate ourselves. “A holistic approach”. Kum-bay-friggin-yah.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/20/2008 at 10:51 AM   
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Joe Biden, Genius And Savant

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

DOT ONE: Remember how, 6 or 8 months ago, we were told that Iran wouldn’t have enough centrifuges to make enough enriched uranium to build a bomb with for at least the better part of a decade?

DOT TWO: Remember how, a few months before that, we were told that Iran really didn’t have nuclear weapons ambitions because they had stopped work on bomb design several years ago?

DOT THREE: Remember the news, a couple years before that, about the Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan, the guy who developed that country’s functional nukes, who had given the plans to every rogue islamic nation he could get in touch with? Then how Musharraf pardoned him, and how now he denies the whole thing and claims he was a scapegoat? Even though Libya, in the wake of 9/11, gave up it’s nuclear ambitions and turned the plans over to the US?

DOT FOUR: Remember how Iran has been playing games with the UN for ages, whining and crying and threatening, and how they spit on any and all sanctions against them a lie about their intentions and activities? That this has been going on so long it’s their standard behavior pattern, just like their buddies over there in North Korea?

DOT FIVE: Remember how far more sophisticated nuke plans turned up later, and even the nay-sayers at the UN couldn’t be sure if these had been distributed?

DOT SIX: Remember how Iran has made the news many times this year for testing more and more of their long range missiles? Ok, some of the pictures were “enhanced” a bit via faux-tography, but the missile tests were conducted, and they seemed to work.


Iran said to have enough nuclear fuel for one weapon

Iran has now produced roughly enough nuclear material to make, with added purification, a single atom bomb, according to nuclear experts analyzing the latest report from global atomic inspectors.

The figures detailing Iran’s progress were contained in a routine update on Wednesday from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which has been conducting inspections of the country’s main nuclear plant at Natanz. The report concluded that as of early this month, Iran had made 630 kilograms, or about 1,390 pounds, of low-enriched uranium.

Several experts said that was enough for a bomb, but they cautioned that the milestone was mostly symbolic, because Iran would have to take additional steps. Not only would it have to breach its international agreements and kick out the inspectors, but it would also have to further purify the fuel and put it into a warhead design — a technical advance that Western experts are unsure Iran has yet achieved.

“They clearly have enough material for a bomb,” said Richard Garwin, a top nuclear physicist who helped invent the hydrogen bomb and has advised Washington for decades. “They know how to do the enrichment. Whether they know how to design a bomb, well, that’s another matter.”

For most of a decade the “intelligence” people in the West have continued to go out of their way to underestimate Iran as much as they could, and to tie a blindfold on themselves on a daily basis. Wouldn’t want to upset the sheeple you know. Or have to be pro-active or anything like that.

Got your pencils ready? Good.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/20/2008 at 09:56 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - November 19, 2008

100,000 citizens resist Obama

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Also, my staff is finalizing Grassfire’s booklet “Living In An Obama Nation” which outlines the 21 greatest threats the Obama Administration poses to your family and our nation. I expect to have this 48-page booklet to the printer tomorrow and shipping on time before the end of the month.

To request your copies or for a sneak peek inside the booklet, go here:

Thank you so much for taking a stand with Grassfire! Together, we can mount a patriotic, resilient, conservative Resistance to Barack Obama and the socialist Left.

Steve Elliott, President

Ah yeah. Consider I’ve forwarded this message to all of BMEWS.


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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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