Sunday, May 31, 2009

Do as I say, not as I do

First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee Now Hopes for Clean Process

"What I hope is that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this process, and Congress, in the past."

Kinda like dad telling me not to smoke and drink while lit on bourbon with a Marlboro in hand. (note- fictious event)

In January 2006, then-Sen. Obama joined 24 colleagues in a futile effort led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of now-Justice Samuel Alito.

Sotomayors 2001 comment that a female Hispanic judge would often reach a better decision than a white male judge, troubles me a bit. Just as if a conservative white male judge would say that his life experience allowed him to make better decisions than a Hispanic female. There would be no issue in my mind if her comment was that her life experiences a Hispanic female helped her make better decisions. I'll wager that was the point that she was trying to make it just came out bad.

Of course any opposition to this choice will either blamed on her comment or her being a Hispanic female, demonizing anybody with a 'R' after their name. Sometimes I wonder if the left nominates people that aren't white just so they can do that. These are the same people that belittle Sarah Palin as stupid, how dare a woman have conservative views. Hypocrisy.

[h/t Patterico]


Thursday, May 28, 2009

What Was Rockin' Mikes Cassette Player 20 Years Ago...

Damn I'm getting old.


The old 6x9 three ways were pumping!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Clyde has had a rough day today... A hearty walk in the morning and two hours running around on the beach.

Here is what he is doing at this moment...

What a life he lives!

Hopefully everyone is enjoying as nice of a day as I am. When you are cooking some meat on a grill this evening, take time to remember the soldiers that died so we can enjoy the life we have today. Check out the post on The Big Picture. The pictures, as usual, are beautiful, touching and sobering all at the same time.

Another very touching story, the portrait of the dad and his infant daughter really got me.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

I had no idea...

...That stuff like this went down at a horse race. I always imagined it was higher class. Hilarious!

[h/t Ace of Spades]

"MEN invented that. That idea would never occur to a woman."

Damn straight!


High Speed Camera

Cool video showing showing a bullet ripping through stuff. As I have said before, I love when you speed up or slow down the time frame of what our eyes typically see. A lot goes on in between the around 30 frames per second that we view our surroundings.

I think the water bottle was the best.

Cute, kill the guns. Ahh, if only it were that simple.

How about kill the people that would use guns to kill people? That is the only way to solve the problem. It'll be pretty tough to do without a time cop. (he can travel back in time, and cap the crim before he shoots someone.)

If guns are illegal, only criminals will have guns. Yes, it may be a cliche saying, but it is true. Think about it... In most societies that I know of, shooting people is illegal. Yet people still do it. If you could melt down all guns and turn them into tricycles for impoverished third world children, the crims would find something else to use, say, a knife!

Then we get a video titled 'Stop the Stabbing, Kill the Knife'. Melt all knives down! 'Stop the Arrow, Kill the Bow'. 'Stop the Throwing, Kill the Stone'. 'Stop the Poking (with sticks), Kill the Tree'. 'Stop the Beatings, Kill the Fist'. Finally we'd end up with, 'Stop the Stompings, Kill the Feet'. We would be a bunch of torsos in a sandy desert. Is that what we want?

The gun is only around five hundred years old, and us humans go back quite a bit farther than that. Was the world a happy utopia that the gun ruined? Uhh, no. [h/t BlackFive]


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Eco-Sailors Rescued by Oil Tanker

Eco-Sailors Rescued by Oil Tanker",

An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth on a 5,000-mile carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker.

Unlike rain on a wedding day, I believe this can be classified as ironic...


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Two Years Ago Today...

...We brought the big fellah home for the first time.

Here is Clyde in about the same place today.

Notice the work on the couch legs... Ah, the joys of owning a dog!

A nicer shot from yesterday -


Feliz Cinco de Cinco!


Bush es le estúpido!

Mas tequila!!!

Note - 'Le' is 'el' backwards... Done on purpose for net-cred.


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