Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

He Went Out With A Bang

I couldn't resist.

Viagra orgy man collapses

Prediction: AWB Before End of Year

Sebastian points us to Attorney General Eric "We're a nation of race cowards." Holder's little suggestion regarding re-instituting a ban on 'assault weapons.'

I think we'll see it before the end of the year. And I predict that there will be a call to expand it to include most varieties of handguns as they are "assault weapons that have no use for hunting and are obviously designed just to kill people." You wait. You'll see.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tweet tweet tweet!

I've started Twittering. You can find me here.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Night Yes

A live performance from one of my favorite albums, Close to the Edge.

"Put on your red shoes and . . ."

Scientists dance their dissertations

I was thinking of challenging my colleagues to do this but I hear it now:

"What's all the squatting and grunting symbolize?"

Saturday at WalMart

I usually go shopping at WalMart every Saturday. Today, as I always do, I wandered back to the Sporting Goods section to see what ammo they had in stock and what the prices are. Lately there's been no .45 ACP ammo. Today I found one box:

and picked it up for $81.97. During the course of the purchase the guy I always see working back there said, "I had five boxes this morning!" It was 11:30 AM.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pigs Fly

I'm hearing oinking from the skies. I was reading:

U.S. lawmakers make rare visit to Hamas-ruled Gaza

And I'd thought that I'd see the Obamites forming some close and personal relationship with Hamas. But instead:
The highest-ranking U.S. delegation to visit the Gaza Strip in years toured bomb-damaged buildings Thursday and blamed the enclave's Hamas rulers for provoking Israel's wrath with cross-border rocket attacks.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry and two members of the House of Representatives, Brian Baird and Keith Ellison, shunned Hamas during tours one month after Israel ended its 22-day Gaza offensive.
What? Kerry and Ellison? Saying how it really is and showing some backbone? Did I stumble into an alternate reality?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another Obamania Disappointment

Another example of someone taking advantage of those who voted for Hope and Change:

Obama Collector's Coins Turn Out To Be Stickers Stuck On Regular Coins

For those Obamaniacs out there who bought the coins, all I can say is:

And the same to those of you who voted for Hope and Change. You may have just gotten a sticker placed on top of the Carter/Clinton presidencies.

So much wrong here

It seems whenever there's a news article regarding firearms you find stupid people. I just read:

Owners must give fingerprints to get guns back from IMPD

in the Colts' Bitches newspaper. Basically if the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department seizes your guns, be it because they were stolen and later found in the possession of a criminal, or because your guns were in the home where a criminal was arrested (Note: Does this mean if your no-account brother-in-law is arrested in your house, your guns go with him?), or if the cops raid the wrong house and confiscate your guns, you're gonna have to give them your fingerprints to get them back. And this when you didn't have to be fingerprinted when you bought them!But as Stephen Dunlop, president of Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence, says, "You have to think: 'Why would someone refuse to give their fingerprint?'" Yeah, Mr. Dunlop, let me try this on you: Why would you refuse to let the cops come in and search your house whenever they wanted? You don't have something to hide, do you?

Reading further on I saw a perfect example of cognitive dissonance. Indianapolis attorney David Hennessy is quoted as saying, "It perplexes me that it's easier to acquire new property that it is to get back property you already own. . ." but then immediately goes on to say, "I would personally like to see more stringent requirements for people to get guns, new or used. There are far too many guns out there." David, you just don't really get it, do you? Drop me a note sometime and I'll try to explain something about Civil Rights to you.

February BlogMeet: Quick Report

Lovage was had at La Piedad today:

After which we retired to the Broad Ripple Brew Pub for further drinks and conversation. Another good time was had by your correspondent, his wife, and Shermlock Jr. Details from others will most surely follow.

Update: Robert X keeps track of the details than me! (Despite what she thinks!) Her suggestion of name tags is a good one. I'll try to bring a bunch of the stick-on ones and a Sharpie next time.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Did Pilotes Do It?

I'm sorry but when I saw the headline:

Ohio woman pleads guilty in over-exercising death

all I could think of was:

I can be a superhero, too?

I saw that Breda became a superhero:

Very nice! With a link to allow me to become a superhero, too. Unfortunately when I went to make myself into a superhero, this is what I got:


Quote of the Day

Regarding the Friday the 13th House Passage of the Stimulus Bill:
I do not expect liberty has gone forever, and I hope that when next a free people charter themselves a government, they look back on this day and learn from our mistakes.
- Mike at Mike-istan

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sick headache

That's what my mother used to call it. I woke up in the middle of the night with a spike running through my head and a stomach that emptied itself every half hour until about 1:00 PM today. Needless to say I didn't go to work. Feeling a bit better now. I don't want to miss the BlogMeet this Sunday!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Come Dancing

it's only natural.

Back to de fields

You served your purpose so get out of the house and back to the fields.

Obama snubs black press

A couple of excerpts:
"We were window dressing," said Hazel Edney, a reporter with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America. "We were nothing more than window dressing."
"This was like Reagan, when he'd put all the blacks up front," said another prominent but visibly peeved black-press reporter who asked to remain anonymous. "He oughta' be ashamed."
My response:

h/t Michelle Malkin

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday with the Kinks

Sorry, IMHO "Lola" is overplayed.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Little Fascists II

I just read Xavier's post entitled, "The Sad Necessity of Anonymity." A school teacher in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, posts a picture of herself with a rifle on her Facebook page and gets suspended from teaching by the Superintendent of Schools, Donald Childs, for "bad judgement." Leaving aside the fact that the teacher was performing a LEGAL action AWAY from work, something that Superintendent Childs chooses to ignore, little fascists like him don't understand that they're on a slippery slope. Currently it's bad judgment to post pictures of yourself with firearms. When will it be having three glasses of wine instead of one? Or none? Or not recycling your glass and cans? Isn't that bad judgment, Donny?

Here at IUPUI we have the Behavioral Consultation Team. Headed by Jason Spratt, Assistant Dean of Students, and composed of people appointed by him, the purpose of the BCT is to
. . . assist faculty, staff, administrators, and students in addressing instances of behavior, which may not be appropriate for the IUPUI campus environment. Examples of such instances include, but are not limited to: behavior that appears to be dangerous or threatening to oneself or others; bizarre or strange behavior such as acting "out of touch" with reality; angry, hostile, or abusive behavior; or other behavior that is inappropriate, worrisome, or disruptive. In some cases, there may be no violation of campus rules, as such, but the behavior may evoke alarm or concern among involved persons.
The BCT has extended its mission to include staff and faculty behavior as well as that of students. And without consulting the Councils of those groups. I questioned Jason's boss, the Dean of Students Karen Whitney during a Q and A session at Staff Council, asking if they had "buy-in from the faculty" for extending the BCT's mission to address faculty behaviors. She told me that they hadn't because the BCT was a "risk management vehicle" and that ". . .so far no one has complained about it." (I've double-checked the recording of that session to make sure I've properly transcribed what was said.)

Now does anyone else see a problem with this? A committee that is apparently accountable to no-one? A mission to address "inappropriate, worrisome, or disruptive" behavior? Behavior that may not be in violation of campus rules much less state or federal law? I sure as hell do.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tuesday We Got More Snow

Another 3.5 inches of snow surprised folks here in Indianapolis on this last Tuesday, February 3rd. This morning it was -7 degrees F. At one point in my life I enjoyed Winter:

I don't any more. And Al Gore can kiss my cold, wind-chapped ass.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Politics In The Classroom

I'm much the same when I teach!

P.S. I was going to school at UW-Madison when they came to do the outdoor shots for this movie. Got to see Rodney Dangerfield saunter around on Bascom Hill.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Spy Games

Domino Steel. Guy Goldfinger. Thrust Caruso. They, and others*, playing a game that's never the same.

*Update: Can't forget Buck Turgidson and his gammy leg.

February BlogMeet Date?

I think it's time again to decide on a date for this month's BlogMeet. I think Turk is in town for the weekend of Valentine's Day.

How about February 15 for a BlogMeet?

I'm A Spy, Too!

Roberta X is a spy.

I wanna be a spy, too!

Your International Spy Name is Thrust Caruso

Your Code Name: The Dancer
You Reside in: Geneva
Why You're a Good Spy: You a master at disguise

Hehe. "Thrust." I like it!