Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oppress the Press in Hope and Change Land?

Think of how this would be covered if it happened six months ago!

Reporter Dragged Kicking and Screaming From Near Air Force One

And this was a woman of color! Say it can't be, Batman! All I can say is:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cronyism and Revenge in Hope and Change Land?

Say it ain't so, Batman! Gateway Pundit is all over a story of the Obamessiah and his followers using dealership closings to reward those who supported him and punish those who didn't. This story may grow.

Best Wishes to Frank James

who's gone in to have a detached retina repaired. I sympathize and I, like Frank, suffer from lattice degeneration though only in my left eye and not in both. If you're a religious person, you might say a prayer for Frank.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Good Dog!

Jim Irsay's lapdog bites the hand that feeds it pointing out that Tony George doesn't come to us taxpayers hat in hand to run the Speedway. Now the Colts and the Pacers. . .that's a different story.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Think with your dipstick. . ."


I find this commercial absolutely hilarious. A crazed Scotsman running around raising welts by smacking people with a dipstick is sublime.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday Night Tunes

Damn. I can't think of anything I don't like from Steely Dan.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shermlock Shomes: Detective

I put on my deerstalker when I saw this in Jim Irsay's Favorite Rag:

Police: Suicidal driver caused crash on I-65

In part:
The Indianapolis woman was driving her Plymouth PT Cruiser southbound near the Greenwood exit about 4 p.m. when she rear-ended a Toyota sport utility vehicle. . . .the woman told deputies she was trying to commit suicide. She was taken to Community Hospital North in Indianapolis for psychological evaluation.
The cynic detective in me thinks that this woman was probably talking on her cell phone and not paying attention when she rear-ending the SUV. Panicked, she figured the, "Shit, I'm nuts and I did it on purpose!" excuse would keep her out of jail. Nice. And the fidget* cops seem to have bought it.

*One of my favorite contractions. Do a search in this blog, Probie.

Monday Afternoon Tunes

Never let the lack of talent get in your way.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

BlogMeet Report

Robert X reports on a very nice 1st Anniversary meeting of bloggers and their readers. Another nice time was had by all!

I picked up an apple pie from Locally Grown Gardens for Mrs. Shomes who had to work and could not attend. She's had a piece already and it looks good. I . . . must . . . resist. . .

Quote of the Day

It is constantly necessary to remind oneself that not all liberals are mean-spirited. Because an extraordinary number of them are.
- John H. Hinderaker at Power Line

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Security Theatre

A couple of days ago I read about Breda's experience with TSA flying out of Indy Cleveland. I see Roberta X has commented on it.

I've met Breda and find her to be a pleasant, fun woman and a bit of a hornet in a tin can (that's a GOOD thing!) but who would never fit the profile of a terrorist. But we have to remember that TSA is not into actual security but is participating in Security Theatre starring the same sort of people who regularly fuck up my order at McDonald's.

Update: Roberta X corrects me. Breda flew out of Cleveland. I must have been flashing on Mrs. Shomes flying out of Indy earlier this month and HER adventures with TSA. And Shermlock Jr. gets extra-special attention when he flies. Here's his DL photo:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday Night Tunes

I don't drink rum. But I like the notion from the latest Bacardi commercial of walking back through time. And I like the tune. Here's the original.

I love you madly, madly Madam Librarian...Marian

Well, maybe then. Now. . .I dunno.


h/t Ace of Spades HQ

Sunday, May 10, 2009

And Then There Were Three

I started grad school at UW-Madison in 1978. Same year as Genesis brought out their album And Then There Were Three.

I met my wife there and we married on June 6, 1981. On March 29, 1986 Shermlock Jr. was born. And then there were three.

Happy Mothers Day!

Better Quote of the Day

From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.
--David Feherty in D Magazine

Quote of the Day

"Most of you covered me; all of you voted for me."
--Barack Hussein Obama II at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

It'd be funny if it wasn't so true.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday Afternoon Butts

A certain Burger King commerical that I find disturbing for some reason reminded me of another version of the hip hop classic that is done in a more classic style:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Night . . . Somebody's Watching

me. And it ain't Geico money. But it is a blast from the past appropriated by them.

No Media Bias Here!

Just when you think they can't be more apparent in their bias for THEIR President. . . they are.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday Night Dancing

In the moonlight. From my youth:

And a more recent, but very tasty, cover: