Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Republicans are Hateful?

So typical.... a couple of liberals talking about the timing of Gustav. Go ahead and chuckle fellas... go ahead... this is effing hysterical...

please stop other Youtube video before starting this one.

h/t Theodore's World

Another Reason I Will Not Vote for the Democrat Ticket

Linda @ Something and Half of Something wrote an open letter to Senator Biden regarding his appearance on Meet the Press back in 2006.
Senator Biden, you made rash and harsh accusations against good and honorable men without evidence, without fact. You spoke of the Haditha incident as if the accused Marines were guilty and you did so without reviewing any evidence, without any facts, without any due process. You did so based on rumor and innuendo, based on enemy propaganda, and you pronounced them guilty without a trial.
Read the rest of this well thought letter here.

Well done Linda. And Happy 4 Years of Blogging!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sunday Song, Sara Smile

Sunday Song - Early Edition

Scooter Trash Sarah Palin

Sunday Post - Early Edition

Sunny - Hi 115 Lo 90 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 100 Lo 71 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Sunny - Hi 89Lo 66 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Sara Smile, Hall & Oates

I love this song. I have wanted to have it as a Sunday Song for as long as I have been doing this blog, but could never work it in. So, thank you Sarah Palin- One more reason for me to like you.

So, Friday just up the highway, Senator McCain announced his running mate.. Sarah Who? You know the chick from Alaska... ok so everyone is buzzing... like so many... I figured it was going to be Mitt... and I was going to be happy with that... since the Senator was in Dayton... possibly Rob Portman... but this... freaking brilliant! First and foremost.. how cute is she? Yes... as my friend and co-worker up in NY said, "MY GIRL!" There are so many photos out there on the internet of Sarah Palin fishing, and hunting... John McCain was so giddy... oh my goodness...his timing - perfect. The GOP is energized and this is nice...

So we know she is pro life, against same sex marriage, an avid hunter and a strong proponent of the 2nd Amendment, she is a card carrying lifetime member of the NRA and she is pro military. It appears she does not like government waste and is not intimidated by anyone and has stood up for ethics reform. NO idea what her stance is on foreign policy or the Iraq War- but I'm sure in the coming days we will know.

The thought of voting for Senator McCain has caused me a great deal of anxiety. Up until this time I felt that I had no other option because Senator Obama is NOT an option. So thank you Senator McCain. Thank you.

The pic of Sarah is for my Scooter Trash Hubby-- I couldn't find one of her on a sport bike...

P.S. Man--- I would hate to be an angry female Hillary supporter today.... oh the dichotomy... she is a hot woman who apparently has it all... and yet... she is a conservative...

P.S.S -- I was watching an older episode of Antiques Roadshow and a former attorney of the 1976 Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign was having a doument appraised. The letterhead was a photo of Carter and Mondale and the slogan.... "Leaders for Change" ... I'm cracking up.... The Libs really need to come up with some new material.

update: My granny just called-- "So what do you think of her?" I replied, "I like her." Granny: "ME TOO!" My grandmother- my first lessons about patriotism and love of country and paying attention to Washington D.C. came from her... She has not been enthusiastic about anyone in years. It was nice to hear her all fired up about politics...

update 8/31: Last evening I was with my mom-- another impressive woman I profoundly respect-- "I will now send money to RNC. This is a good thing. McCain did a good thing."

My mom is right. Michael and I have thrown away every piece of literature from the RNC- asking for our support---some I have sent back with nasty "You have my vote, but not one thin dime until the Republican party hears the voices of We the People! OK... so it's time- it's time to lay down some money on this race--

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I'm mentally preparing for the Democrat National Convention... Should be a real carnival type of atmosphere.... yeah a real freak fest... Anyway part of my mental preparation has been to get back to our country roots so I've added another playlist to Finetune-- which is always on my sidebar. Don't flip if you get to a Dixie Chicks song... I have to pull a Laura Ingraham and tell Natalie to shut up and sing...

Click on the green star in the top right corner, you'll see all my play lists--

The newest is Barefoot in the Country.

The other playlists?

Where's the Mosh Pit? --- you guessed it- punk
Chicks, Man --- all my favorite female artists
Headbanger Morning Metal --- heavy metal
Before the First Cup of Coffee --- old standards and smooth jazz
Caffeine From the 80's --- new wave, ska and a few tunes snuck in from the 90's

I'm working on two new playlists---Show Tunes and a 70's compilation.

The cool thing is you can pop the player out and continue to listen....

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Joe Biden

-Good Freaking Grief! I can't think of a more perfect running mate for Mr. Obama. Good Job!

Jim Geraghty at National Review Online has put this list of quotes together:

On McCain:
Biden, on a post-debate appearance on MSNBC, October 30, 2007: “The only guy on the other side who’s qualified is John McCain.”

Biden appearing on The Daily Show, August 2, 2005: “John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off, be well off no matter who...”

On Meet the Press, November 27, 2005: “I’ve been calling for more troops for over two years, along with John McCain and others subsequent to my saying that.”

On Obama:
Reacting to an Obama speech on counterterrorism, August 1, 2007: “‘Look, the truth is the four major things he called for, well, hell that’s what I called for,’ Biden said today on MSNBC’s Hardball, echoing comments he made earlier in the day at an event promoting his book at the National Press Club. Biden added, ‘I’m glad he’s talking about these things.’”

Also that day, the Biden campaign issued a release that began, “The Biden for President Campaign today congratulated Sen. Barack Obama for arriving at a number of Sen. Biden’s long-held views on combating al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” That release mocked Obama for asking about the “stunning level of mercury in fish” and asked about a proposal for the U.S. adopt a ban on mercury sales abroad at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

Assessing Obama’s Iraq plan on September 13, 2007: “My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave, somehow the Iraqis are going to have an epiphany” of peaceful
coexistence among warring sects. “I’ve seen zero evidence of that.”

Speaking to the New York Observer: Biden was equally skeptical — albeit in a slightly more backhanded way — about Mr. Obama. “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Also from that Observer interview: “But — and the ‘but’ was clearly inevitable — he doubts whether American voters are going to elect ‘a one-term, a guy who has served for four years in the Senate,’ and added: ‘I don’t recall hearing a word from Barack
about a plan or a tactic.’”

Around that time, Biden in an interview with the Huffington Post, he assessed Obama and Hillary Clinton: “The more people learn about them (Obama and Hillary) and how they handle the pressure, the more their support will evaporate.”

December 11, 2007: “If Iowans believe campaign funds and celebrity will fix the debacle in Iraq, put the economy on track, and provide health care and education for America’s children, they should support another candidate,” said Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro. “But I’m confident that Iowans know what I know: our problems will require experience and leadership from Day One. Empty slogans will be no match for proven action on caucus night.”

Also that night, Biden said in a campaign ad, “When this campaign is over, political slogans like ‘experience’ and ‘change’ will mean absolutely nothing. The next president has to act.”

September 26, 2007: Biden for President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro said, “Sen. Obama said he would do everything possible to end the war in Iraq and emphasized the need for a political solution yet he failed to show up to vote for Sen. Biden’s critical amendment to provide a political solution in Iraq.

December 26, 2006: “Frankly, I think I’m more qualified than other candidates, and the issues facing the American public are all in my wheelbarrow.”
Read the rest here.

Photo courtesy of Moti's Motis

The Death Star

Things have changed a little since Scooter Trash hubby left SF...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Song, Waiting for the End of the World

Goose Stepping Made Fun

Sunny - Hi 111 Lo 88 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 100Lo 74 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Sunny - Hi 82 Lo 60 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Waiting for the End of the World, Elvis Costello


Did you see the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics? Scooter Trash Hubby and I watched and both of us were awestruck. Wow. Amazing and yet creepy... frightening and yep... intimidating... such precision... such a massive organized group... what else can these people do?

We know the Chinese do not value human life-- their one child policy does not infer that Chinese couples "do it" once and move on with life... state sanctioned abortions are the norm. We also know that they continue to imprison dissidents. The tour of The Bodies continues to be controversial as China has never divulged how the "displays" came to their final demise.
None of the people who once inhabited the bodies in Bodies gave their consent to be used this way, and that has made some folks profoundly uneasy. Their doubts are compounded by China's record of human rights abuses, including the harvesting of transplant organs from executed prisoners.

We know that during these Olympic games they have put their collective "perfect" face forward in a little girl Milli Vanilli lip synced song... pay no attention to the imperfect girl behind the curtain... The women's gymnastics team are all at least 16 years of age... ya... right... k... What else has the Chinese government fudged to present a more perfect country-- ?

So, ya... I'm anxious... and now that Russia is beating their collective chests... I'm nervous...

2008 Beijing Olympics - Opening Ceremony

Chinese Military Parade

Soviet Union Military Parade

The Third Reich

The last sentence from this newsreel says it all.

"…An amazing spectacle of profound significance to the world which however you regard national socialism must provoke reflections impossible to be ignored."

Blogs and Links to Check Out This Week:

Kathleen Parker on Townhall- The Beauty of Imperfection

The Bodies Exhibition

Post-Gazette- The Bodies Controversy

Have a great week everyone!

Mothra Lives!!

So yesterday I was out in Scooter Trash Hubby's veggie garden picking cherry tomatoes to take to my mom... We had a horrible storm a few weeks ago and all of Michael's plants have been knocked over, so navigating the garden is a little bit of a challenge... Anyway, there I was picking and smiling and thinking how much my mother will appreciate these delightful bits of yum when all of a sudden I saw what I thought was some sort of lizard... OK, after I screamed (surprisingly none of our neighbors came to my rescue- ok.. maybe not so surprising-- consider the fact I have an antisocial tendency). Upon closer inspection, it was a moth... As my oldest niece would text.. OMG!! Ya ain't kiddin' Oh My Gawd! Good grief-- I have never ever seen a moth that huge ever. I took a couple of pictures with my cell phone so the pics aren't that great, but it should give you an idea... This sucker was as as long as my hand from the tip of my pinky finger to my wrist.... icky... ewww... gross.