Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The rules are: Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences. The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!
"After Moses came down from Mount Sinai, calling on God became an earmark of his people's successes. The patriarch spotlighted this most dramatically in his farewell address: "What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to Him?" (Deut. 4:7). The other nations may have had better chariots, better weaponry, but that wouldn't matter in the end. They didn't have what Israel had: a God who would respond when they called Him. And note that there was no promised help from God if Israel ceased calling out to Him. Only defeat and humiliation would follow."
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire - Jim Cymbala
Seriously, this was the third closest "book" but the closest with 56 pages. The first was a training manual from a National Security Personnel System, and the next was the music for the Christmas Cantata we're rehearsing - On This Very Night (Karla Worley, arranged by Lari Goss).
I contacted my 5 by email, but don't expect much from them (you know who you are).
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Photo Credit: The Daily Mail
And for what it's worth - read the article at the link - fine piece by Peter Hichens
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Harried Reid and Nasty Pelosi gave Straight Board an exclusive peek at the workings of the DNC. Here we see their version of the Illuminati struggling to achieve a balance of the demands of the party's base constituents and what they think they can sell to the sheeple of this nation.
Nasty, in a rare, candid moment; "The majority of the media is obviously in the tank for us so we aren't too worried on getting called for any of the, errrr, uh, planks that we fabricate. We just have to watch out for being so totally outrageous that even the nutroots won't buy it. Speaking of which - Harried; remind me to explain to the One that nothing should be called 'above my paygrade' when the cameras are rolling."
Photo Credit: FunPic
Friday, August 15, 2008
"According to recent news reports, a top observatory that has been measuring sun spot activity predicts that global temperatures will drop by two degrees over the next 20 years as solar activity slows and the planet drastically cools down. They suggest this could potentially herald the onset of a new ice age. Following the end of the sun’s most active period in over 11,000 years, the last 10 years have displayed a clear cooling trend as temperatures post-1998 leveled out and are now decreasing.
Earlier this year, John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, stated that manmade global warming is “the greatest scam in history,” adding, “I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam.” Coleman said the theory of global warming is based on fraudulent science."
Excerpt without editorial license from PolitickerNJ.com Recommend you read the whole article.
Photo Credit: IHasAHotDog
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
But be assured, B.O. left Frau Bleucher to ensure that you still got your regularly scheduled morning, noon and nightly doses of Obamedicine to ensure you stay out of your "right" mind.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
To test the theory, 100 men were each forced (yeah, right! - ed) a six-pack each of various brands within a one-hour period. It was then observed that 100% of the men gained weight, failed to think rationally, talked excessively without making any sense, became overly emotional, argued over whatever crossed their minds, lost their ability to drive, found they had to sit while urinating, could no longer perform sexually, and simply refused to apologize when wrong.
No further testing is planned.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
"can't even remember where I got this magazine, but it is pretty interesting. Called "Movies Rock" thre is a little Q&A on the back page with Bill Murray. The author resurrects a 1967 Tiger Beat interview with The Monkees. They posed the same questions to Murray. I'm going to give it a try:"
How would your mother describe you in one word? Brat*
*My mother has called me that for as long as I can remember whenever I pull one on her.
What is your favorite flower? Don't really think about them that way, but I enjoy buying a bouquet of carnations my wife on my way home from work, especially when there is no reason to get them. They cheer up the room when she puts them out.
What is the most insane question you've ever been asked? "Have you ever made an escape from your submarine at sea?"
What word in the language do you wish you had invented? ludicrous (and I tend to use it too frequently as well.)
Where would you like to live? Anywhere that doesn't have hurricanes, tornados, excessive heat or cold but a nice change of seasons, low cost of living and no property or income taxes.
What is the first quote that comes to your mind? "Nothing is too hard for the man that doesn't have to do it." (Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert)
What animal best describes the kind of (girl) you'd be interested in? Golden Retriever: smart, loyal, beautiful, and easily trainable to do tricks of my choosing
What do you miss about your childhood? The total cluelessness of the reality of having to pay bills.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I'm named after my dad and my great grandfather, both of whom I respect, admire and most importantly like, so I wouldn't change it.
What is the main fault in your character? I don't suffer idiots well.
What is your favorite historical character? Hard to say, probably either Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin
Describe how you kiss in one word? Frequently?
What in the world do you least desire? US Constitutional rights for non-US citizens
Finish this sentence, "Happiness is a thing called ..."family"
(Had to agree with you on the last one, AoM, but you were dead wrong on the spinach lasagne...)
When reached for comment, Sen. (soon to be President for Life) Obamessiah simply stated that "...wasn't the Abby Hoffman I knew."
Photo Credit: don't remember where obtained - will give credit if reminded
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Communism: You have two cows. The government takes them both and provides you with milk.
Fascism: You have two cows. The government takes them and sells you the milk.
Bureaucracy: You have two cows. The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and then pours it down the drain.
Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
Corporate: You have two cows. You sell one, force the other to produce the milk of four cows and then act surprised when it drops dead.
Democracy: You have two cows. The government taxes you to the point that you must sell them both in order to support a man in a foreign country who has only one cow which was a gift from your government.
Social Justice: You have two cows. You are disparaged for your overconsumption, so one cow is taken from you and given to the foreigner who has since emigrated here.
Environmentalism: You are strongly advised to lower consumption so that millions more of the world's oppressed can come to America for a better life. And forget cows. You will eat tofu and be damn grateful for it, if you know what's good for you.
— updated by Tim Aaronson and Brenda Walker
Hat Tip to Brenda at Limits to Growth
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
In 2000, the Dems filed lawsuits in Florida to change the election laws in the state DURING the count, recount and re-recount fiasco. It failed, but set the stage for what happened yesterday with the DNC re-deciding (after the fact) that the "play by our rules or your votes don't count" would be given a "do-over."
The Obamessiah was given a percentage of the delegates from Michigan even though he had not been on the ballot. Would one of you Democrat loyalists give me a straight answer on how this is "ensuring every vote counts?" By my logic:
1. It doesn't add up to letting the popular vote stand on its own.
2. Gives the appearance that Obama is the chosen candidate regardless of the overall popular vote (opposite of what they claimed in 2000).
3. Rewards these two states for thumbing their collective noses at the rules committee and proceeding with the non-sanctioned votes in the first place.
4. Perhaps makes them count MORE by bringing them to the table when everything is in an uproar and brings additional scrutiny (at least by non-msm avenues) to the reversal of the DNC position on total popular vote vs electoral vote.
5. Reinforces (at least in non-msm and non-Dem voters eyes) the image of the DNC changing rules after an election takes place to make things work in their favor.
So, basically, I'm asking WTF?
Jiri Hudler got the game winner last night with a no-look, back-to-the-net, top-shelf, back-hander in about a 4 inch gap between Fleury and the near-side post. Does ESPN even select it for the "top ten" plays of the day? No. Instead we get the same-old, same-old home runs and diving catches. Don't get me wrong; I love both playing (well, did) and watching baseball and the plays were all good, but even a non-sportsman would have been left incredulous by that Hudler goal. Meh!
That was visually spectacular, but for a hockey fan like ol' Subby, the job that Zetterburg did on the Penguins' all-star line when they had a 5 on 3 advantage? That was a spec-freakin'-TACular job of shutting down a team. Osgood was OzGREAT and the total team effort was superb.
One more win and the Wings cap off a phenomenal season with Lord Stanley's Cup for the 11th time.
Photo Credit: Red Wings home page.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Predators? Dispatched in 6.
Avalanche? Dispatched in 4.
Stars? Dispatched in 6.
Penguins? We shall see. It looks to be a very good series with 2 relatively evenly-matched teams. The Wings definitely have the experience advantage, but the young guns on the Pens team should rise to the level of the opponent like they've been doing throughout the Eastern Conf finals.
Go Wings! Bring home another!
Photo Credits - Red Wings' home page.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The US has added the polar bear to the officially sanctioned list of "endangered species" despite a continuously rising population of the predator. Amazing what the Church of Global Warming has caused with a few debunked computer model charts, isn't it? Anybody seen any msm features on the multi-year cooling cycle we are currently experiencing?
I didn't think so...
Photo Credit: FunPic
Friday, May 16, 2008
Interesting video compilation of a variety of Democrat leaders discussing terrorists, their organizations, and a specific regime that supports them. This is video of them, speaking their own words (and one would assume their own thoughts, however hazardous it is to assume that these individuals think...), and contradicting everything they say now.
Since truth tends to be anathema to most leftists, I don't expect any response, but I do ask one of them to answer this question:
Tell me again how this is "Bush's War" and that "Bush lied - people died?"
By the way, if you are a miscreant troll, you need not respond. I truly would like to get a well reasoned, properly thought out response.
Credit - an email from my friend John.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
"A typical column runs some 800 words.
For some subjects, that’s far too many. One case in point: your “right” to health care.
Therefore, you have no “right” to health care.
Deal with it.
Point made in only 200 words. That’s short and sweet."
Subby's Rating: MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Thursday, April 3, 2008
1 - A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
2 - A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
3 - A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
4 - A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
5 - A billion dollars ago was ONLY 8 hours and 20 minutes at the rate our government is spending it!
While this thought is still fresh in your brain, let's take a look at New Orleans.
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division. Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (Dem, of course) is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans.
Interesting number, but what does it mean?
Let's break it down into more personal impact, shall we?
A - If you are one of 484, 674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), then you would get $516 , 528. Not too shabby.
B - If you have one of the 188, 251 homes in New Orleans, you get $1, 329, 787. Getting better, isn't it?
C - If you are a family of four, your family gets $2, 066, 012.
Washington , D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your freakin calculators broken?!?
So, the next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want him/her spending YOUR tax money. And it doesn't matter which party she/he belongs to - earmarks and pork are doled out collectively by all of them.
MORE FUEL FOR THOUGHT
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal , State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Taxes
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax (and you pay this on that "trade in value" that you already paid once before)
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely NO national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Moms could stay home to raise the kids without worrying about buying enough groceries to feed the big families. What happened?
Can you spell P - O - L - I - T - I - C - I - A - N - S ???
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I think I see another interesting hypothesis from it. Seriously, no "tongue in cheek" intended. Conservatives are good at giving away their own money and choosing who they think is worthy of it. Liberals are far better and more comfortable in giving away other people's money and not having to make a value judgement on who is worthy; they'd rather let "the government" make the decision for them.