Friday, August 29, 2008

Deck of Weasels

This would make a good gift for the Christmas pass around game.

Sarah Palin

Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate Friday morning – a move as historic as it is unexpected.

She is a former beauty pageant contestant and avid hunter. She opposes abortion and supports gun rights.

- Dallas Morning News (link here)

Lifetime NRA member.

She gets my vote.


Over the past month, left-wing partisans and Democratic lawyers have waged a brass-knuckled intimidation campaign against GOP donors, TV and radio stations, and even an investigative journalist because they have all dared to question the radical cult of Barack Obama.

- Michelle Malkin ( link here)

The only free speech allowed in an Obamanation is far left speech.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama 08

Where's the party?

But this year at the Democratic National Convention, there is a new complaint being whispered by disgruntled guests: partying in Denver is a downer.

- NY Times (link here)

IT matters

The Federal Aviation Administration said new computer equipment should be in place by early next year to help mitigate flight delays such as the ones caused Tuesday by a software glitch at the agency’s facility near Hampton, just south of Atlanta.

- Atlanta Journal Constitution (link here)


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ann Coulter

No wonder the platform of the Democratic Party is to destroy capitalism: It allows people to get ahead on their talents and not their names.

- Ann Coulter (link here)

Another bullseye from Ann Coulter.

Wind turbines kill bats

(Thanks to Elizabeth for calling my attention to this one.)

For decades, researchers have noticed that mangled birds litter the ground surrounding the machines, and recently they've found that dead bats actually outnumber the birds, by as many as four times in some places.

- (link here)

Every source of energy has some drawback.

Perpetuating the lie

The 42nd president's campaign performance this year was erratic: He helped drive voters his wife's way, but his occasional outbursts at critics and reporters tarnished his image as a statesman.

- Scott Lindlaw, AP/ (link here)

Perpetuating the lie that Bill Clinton was ever a statesman in the first place.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Why the South Lost

Generations of students have been taught that the South lost the Civil War because of the North’s superior industry and population. A new book suggests another reason: Southerners were largely responsible for defeating the Confederacy.

- Atlanta Journal Constitution (link here)

Interesting Q & A with historian David Williams.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


A man who contends he got a 9-foot tapeworm after eating undercooked fish has sued a Chicago restaurant.

- AP/ajc (link here)

Maybe I should stop eating undercooked fish.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Wanted: Ugly Women

Life can get a little lonely for bachelors in the Australian Outback mining town of Mount Isa. So the mayor has offered up a solution: recruit ugly women.

And several local women said there aren't a lot of gems to be found among Mount Isa's men, either.

"We've got a saying up here that the odds are good, but the goods are odd," 27-year-old Anna Warrick told The Brisbane Times.

- AP/Miami Herald (link here)

Australian Prime Minister John Howard

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.


'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society , Learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented.

'It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'

Friday, August 08, 2008

Bus rage

Greyhound has scrapped an ad campaign that extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel after one of its passengers was accused of beheading and cannibalizing another traveler.

The ad's tag line was "There's a reason you've never heard of 'bus rage.'"

- AP/USA Today (link here)

Sunday, August 03, 2008

50 Female Bloggers

The fifty most influential female bloggers according to North x East (link here).