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Yikes! Lefties go after Sarah Palin's Daughter!

Not just the obscure looneys, either! Establishment types like Andrew Sullivan. CHeck out some of the details here.

Julia Child : WW II Spy!

An amusing "quiz" at epicurious that tells you about it, kinda.


Surfing idly on the web, it struck me...

... how many Lonely Guys on the 'net simply assume that, if clothes are not visible in a picture, there can't possibly be clothes anywhere on the person's body. And by "person" I mean the female kind.

I stole a buttmonkey from Laura Ingraham..

The Galactica Connection, the pictures.

Found this online... apparently, at least one other person saw the connection. And that person was less lazy than me. Well played.

For reference, here is one of the many McCain / Tigh images you can find online :


That was quick.


The Galactica Connection ...

We already know that McCain == Saul Tigh ... but now his Veep choice looks like Laura Roslin?

What the frack?

Sarah Palin Looks Like Peggy Hill

OK, I thought it was funny. I assume she doesn't have monster feet, though...

Obama Camp's Pissy Response to Sarah Palin

"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. ..."

Now, suddenly, experience matters ... but only for Vice President? Not President? Huh.

Obama Campaign vs. Free Speech

I must be getting old ... I remember when Democrats were in favor of Free Speech.
Obama campaign confronts WGN radio

Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar

Stanley Kurtz Censor Attempt: WGN Radio Showdown with Obama Supporters

Obama's e-mail about WGN-AM

As nation watches Denver, Obama campaign muscles Chicago station

Next, the Thugs Came for Stanley Kurtz

Stanley Kurtz's Fairness Doctrine Preview


You can, like, totally preview the debates...

... if you go to Seventeen magazine! OMG!


Zombie Pelosi Sighted!

"Can we drill your brains?" Ummmm....?

Ol' Nan got freaked out by free speech ... and of course, she leaves in an SUV. What a surprise.

Found at Hot Air and Red State.


"We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him"

... a nice photo of the setup at the Democratic Party's convention. No words yet, regarding whether Obama will be turning water into Two Buck Chuck at some point. (Found at the NRO media blog)

Gift Idea!

The Cloth Cat Towel Holder: "Our Cat-Cloth Towel Holder will bring a smile to your face every time you go to dry your hands. Once you get over the awkwardness of what you have just seen... you'll begin to see a fun, kitschy, innocent 1950's-ness towel holder you've just got to get! " This makes me very happy to have been more after the 50s were over.


Lolcat break!



Curse your sudden, but inevitable, betrayal!


Democrats : Their own private Gitmo?

DENVER - Activist groups say the converted warehouse poses a threat to civil liberties. The city maintains the facility is needed in case of mass arrests during the Democratic National Convention.

The makeshift holding center, dubbed "Gitmo on the Platte" by activists, is located on city-owned property near Steele Street and 38th Avenue. Newly-installed security cameras guard the exterior, chain-link fences and barbed wire form cells inside

"We feel the city should be ashamed of this secret prison they've set up," said Re-create '68 organizer Glenn Spagnuolo.

Spagnuolo and other activists gathered outside the formerly-secret facility on Friday to protest the city's plan to use it as a processing center for all those arrested outside the DNC.
- link

I dunno, 'bout you, but I just love overblown rhetoric...

Obama : "I don't think that he was an expi... oops! strong! I mean strong!!"

Hee heee.... Obama almost admits, out loud, that "experience" is important.

Found on Hot Air Blog)


Obama quietly running negative ads...

... in key markets.

Obama campaign isn't interested in telling the media about every single McCain attack ad they’re running. Perhaps this is because Obama's brand can't afford to be tarnished too much if he's seen as constantly running negative TV ads. So the campaign simply puts them on the air in key markets, doesn't tell the press about them, and layers those ads with positive ones being run nationally during the Olympics.
- First Read @ MSNBC

Real Live Dead Bigfoot Found?

Somebody claims to have found a bigfoot corpse in Georgia .... the picture looks a little like my old gorilla suit, but who knows?

Racist Fonts?

Found at Fortune Cookie Chronicles, the website corresponding to the excellent book of the same name. Both by Jennifer 8. Lee. (Yes, that is an eight, not a "B".) :

So, when is a font racist?

By Jennifer 8. Lee | July 11, 2007

So today, I got a burst of traffic from a link from AngryAsianMan, a popular and well-regarded blog on Asian American issues. From that traffic, I got the following feedback comment on the chingchongy font that “THE FORTUNE COOKIE CHRONICLES” is written in along the top of the blog, which I found intriguing.

Angry Asian Man has criticized others for using the pseudo”Chinesey” letters like your Fortune
Cookie Chronicles heading. How about the actual Chinese characters with the English translation in parentheses underneath?

So here is the question. When is the use of the font racist? I haven’t seen the Angry Asian Man criticism of the usage, and may go on later to dig it out it. But meanwhile I have a good guess as to the type of the font he might be criticizing, and I think we are talking about two different contexts. The font would be disturbing if I were using it earnestly to represent China or “Chineseness” — but the fact is, that my book is actually about Chinese-Americaness (and the American perception of Chineseness) . So in a way the font is very appropriate since it represents the exotification of the “Orient.” We are appropriating it, not in a serious way, but in a way of self-aware mockery. Also different perhaps is the fact that I am Chinese, and read and write Chinese. I would make the argument that the “n” word can be racist in certain contexts, but that it has also been appropriated to be used in cases where it’s not racist.

Bullshit : Bottled Water

Bottled Water Bullshit




Lolcat Break!


Obama Brownshirts violating the law?

While these sorts of cases are rarely 100% clear, given the group's admissions in the
NYT, it sure looks to me like the liberal group is in direct and knowing violation of 18 U.S. Code § 241:

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; ...

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; ....

What is Accountable America doing that violates the act? They are specifically targeting donors to Republican candidates with a systematic campaign of intimidation and thinly veiled threats ... :

Nearly 10,000 of the biggest donors to Republican candidates and causes across the country will probably receive a foreboding “warning” letter in the mail next week.

The letter is an opening shot across the bow from an unusual new outside political group on the left that is poised to engage in hardball tactics to prevent similar groups on the right from getting off the ground this fall.

Led by Tom Matzzie, a liberal political operative who has been involved with some prominent left-wing efforts in recent years, the newly formed nonprofit group, Accountable America, is planning to confront donors to conservative groups, hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions.

“We want to stop the Swift Boating before it gets off the ground,” said Mr. Matzzie, who described his effort as “going for the jugular.”

The warning letter is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives.

- Is Accountable America Blatantly Violating The Law?

Study : Stabbing Considered Harmful


Candidates' Offices ...

An article describing Obama's and McCain's offices and desks : "By their offices ye shall know them". Sounds like the race is Felix (Obama) vs. Oscar (McCain).

Candidate Reactions to Russia Invading Georgia

John McCain wonders if Russia didn't feel freer to attack Georgia after NATO put a “membership action plan” for Georgia on hold. McCain and Obama both think NATO should reconsider that decision.

McCain also believes NATO's North Atlantic Council should convene an emergency session to demand a cease-fire, and begin talking about a peacekeeping force for South Ossetia.

Obama thinks the U.N. Security Council should pass a resolution calling for an immediate end to the violence. He also thinks a U.N. mediator should join efforts to try to end the fighting.
- full text
Um... Barry? Russia has veto power in the Security Council. Sigh.


D'oh! Eur'oh!

A Spanish candy shop owner found a Homer Simpson coin in his shop's cash register...


Monty Python == Antisemitic


Obama Zero

Update: Here's some context, from Hot Air. The tie-in to the original Trek's "space hippy" episode ("The Way to Eden") is interesting. I wonder if Obama supporters will start calling McCain "Herbert".

Dang! Cook E Jarr

Saw him a few years ago... was bored, surfing, found his website. If you're in Vegas, go see him. Vegas lounge singer who's the way you expect a Vegas lounge singer to be...

More on the ObamaBrownShirts

How to anger conservatives into action - Hot Air

The “Accountable America” warning letter targeting GOP donors - Michelle Malkin

What's next - Playskool DMV set?

The Playmobil Security Check Point ... so that kids 4 and up can enjoy the fun of waiting at the airport. Tiny rubber gloves sold separately.


Paypal just became very happy


(See previous post)

I hope this gets me on the Brownshirts' target list.


Accountable America is offering a $100,000 reward for information that is material to either a criminal conviction for committing a felony or a misdemeanor, or a final and unappealed judicial or administrative determination of civil liability that entails the imposition of fines or penalties of at least $10,000, for a violation of federal campaign finance, tax or other statutes or regulations by an organization that operates or purports to operate under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6) or 527 and that primarily serves business or ideologically conservative interests.

Accountable America does not solicit and will not accept information as to which there is a statutory or regulatory prohibition against disclosure to Accountable America, or that is acquired by improper or unlawful means, including but not limited to theft, fraud or deception. Qualifying information must not already be in Accountable America’s possession when it is received, and it must not be readily publicly accessible by an Internet search.

Also, in order to be eligible for an award a submitter must submit the information to Accountable America by January 31, 2009. Accountable America will transmit all qualifying information that it receives that credibly indicates the possibility of unlawful activity to one or more appropriate governmental regulatory or law enforcement offices, and will transmit a copy of that submission to the submitter of the information. If the submitter wishes to remain anonymous, Accountable America will use its best efforts to enable such confidentiality if its provision of the information to a governmental office may be accomplished in a manner that preserves such anonymity, but Accountable America specifically disclaims any guarantee that anonymity can or will be preserved in any forum or among the general public.

All decisions by Accountable America as to the eligibility of any individual or organization for receipt of the reward are within Accountable America’s sole discretion. This offer and any distribution of the reward are void where prohibited by law.

Obama Brownshirts on the March!

Moveon.org folks are threatening to harass private citizens who choose to exercise their first amendment rights.

The warning letter is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives.

- New York Times

Canada Cartoon...


Celeb Heard From ...

See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Conceptually, this should have been really funny, but it was just kinda funny. Nice effort, though.

One thing, though : Paris Hilton's writer(s) seem to have placed John McCain's energy policy in her mouth as the "hybrid of both candidates ideas". Odd.


Dave's Top Ten Signs Obama is Overconfident

Obama : the Golden Child!

Holy Moses!