Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Night Noise

Art of Noise, that is. And oldie but a favorite dealing with the deconstruction of music. Sort of.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Good Bumpersticker

h/t Gateway Pundit

The Case of the Libidinous Lawmaker

Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor and former lawmaker Dennie Oxley ran into a bit of trouble last night:
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers found Dennie Oxley, 38, at a Downtown Citgo gas station about 1 a.m. Friday, according to an incident report.

He was standing a few feet away from Kristin Dowlut, a 21-year-old former intern for the Indiana House Democrats and a special-session employee, who was lying face down in the gas station parking lot, apparently unconscious, according to police.

After trying to quickly walk away, Oxley was detained, and he told officers he was a state representative in special session. Officers said he smelled heavily of alcohol and had glassy, bloodshot eyes and extremely slurred speech.

As police investigated, Oxley asked several times where he was and what was going on. He was evasive and uncooperative, according to the report.
Dennie temporarily 'dodged the bullet' because he claimed immunity from arrest as granted here in Hoosier Land to legislators during a General Assembly session. Ahh but Dennie isn't a legislator at this time so he may still have to answer to the law sooner rather than later. And methinks he'll also have to answer to his wife Jayme, and their two daughters, Demi and Audrey:

The Happy Oxley Family

who might wonder why Daddy was out playing with the young Ms. Dowlet in the wee hours of the morning.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

I'm waiting for the "con" side on the important national debate over whether this is sad.
-- Ace at Ace of Spades HQ regarding Michael Jackson's death.

Well, maybe I'm sad that the freak show is over. Perhaps I'll console myself by playing a little Escape from Neverland or Baby Drop.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday Night New Regina

From Regina Spektor's new album Far.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

For the children!

That's what gun control is about! When a person who cares reads the news headline:

Boy, 15, hospitalized after shooting in car

Their heart tells them that these eeeevvviiiiillll guns must be removed from the hands of citizens. I read further to see how the poor innocent child caught a slug:
Police think the boy was in a 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier with four other people when a gun discharged shortly after 3 p.m. in the 600 block of North Elder Avenue, said Lt. Jeff Duhamell, spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Officers found the boy on the ground near the vehicle. His companions had scattered by then, Duhamell said.

He said police think the shooting may have been accidental.
Hmmm. Maybe the young rascal's companions left so quickly because they were late for a Boy Scout troop meeting? They were helping out at an old folks' home and had to get there to help prepare supper? So sad. So sad. Now let's check out how things are going for another poor young child:

Judge to decide whether boy will be tried as adult
A waiver hearing began Monday to determine whether a 15-year-old accused of murder should stand trial as an adult.
Tsk tsk. Another victim of our gun culture. How tragic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

June BlogMeet Report

Roberta X has the details. And yes,

Tam has paper shorts now.

Roberta X was live blogging. . .on a typewriter! It reminded me of this educational film on Facebook manners:

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Fly In The Ointment

PETA is reportedly miffed at our President for killing a fly. I wonder how they'd feel about this horrible device (about 1 minute in)?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hajji Ellison

Some of you may be familiar with Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, our first Muslim congressperson. As he's performed the Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca, incumbent upon all Muslims) we might refer to him as Hajji Ellison. That is, if his pilgrimage counted. The gang at Power Line have commented on Congressman Ellison's source of funding for his hajj. He didn't do it out of his own pocket. First it wasn't thenit was the Muslim American Society, the American branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Such duplicity puts the thawab ('religious merit') of his hajj into question as there are certain pre-conditions regarding the Hajj:

All Hajj expenses must be paid out of money obtained through legitimate (Halal) means. Money obtained through illegitimate or doubtful means is not acceptable.

All of your debts and financial obligations must be fully discharged before you start your journey and, where necessary, a written acknowledgement of the transaction obtained for future use.

Well, Keith? Maybe you better go do it again on your own dime.

Shermlock Shomes: Prophet

Back in February of this year I said:
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. . .But I bet it will be YouTubed.
Pretty much the same is being said now over at Little Green Footballs regarding Iran.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Country roads take me home.

I see that Michigan is returning some paved county roads to gravel. Works for me. I grew up in Michigan with most of the back roads gravel instead of paved. And do y'all remember the county trucks spraying waste oil on the roads to maintain them and keep the dust down? I wonder if that's going to return. :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Senator Richard G. Lugar - Traitor

Am I being extreme? I don't think so. All of these fucktards took an oath to defend the Constitution. Some have shown that their word means nothing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Moving Finger Writes; and, Having Writ. . .

. . . gets reported.

Subject: [IUPUISAFETY-L] Activity 06/11/09
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
1232 W Michigan Street
Indianapolis IN 46202

06/10/09, 1620 – 1635
09000555 Harassment
Ball Annex

An employee reported someone has been writing harassing messages in the dirt on his vehicle for the last six to eight weeks; investigation continues.

Yeah, I can imagine the messages they've been getting for the last couple of months:


And ya know, Sparky, I've got a way you can stop these messages. CLEAN YOUR DAMN CAR!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June BlogMeet

The June BlogMeet is on!

June 21, 3:00 PM at the Broad Ripple Brewpub!

Obama Reevaluates America

From the Onion:

And I invite President Obama to visit the WalMart at 86th and Michigan Road here in Indy if he wants to get a sense of the folks that most likely put him in office.

h/t Little Green Footballs

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Too much Obama and news today. I was compelled to revisit this song by Cake:

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mrs. Obama

It's a gut feeling but I have a sense of Michelle Obama as being someone with a 'tude problem. This feeling is only reinforced when I see pictures like this:

I think it would be quite telling to see how she's treating the White House staff.

h/t The Jawa Report for the picture.

Update: It looks like this picture caught Breda's eye as well.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ammo Storage

I bought some surplus ammo cans today to consolidate my ammunition and better store it. The one concern I had was getting some desiccant. Cheap desiccant. My solution?


Plus this:

Equals this:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Quote of the Day

In another universe, we can imagine President Obama noting that the U.S. is one of the largest Jewish countries in the world. We have 5 or 6 million Jews here, about the same as Israel. But what political purpose would that serve?
-- John Hinderaker "One of the largest Muslim countries in the world"?