Saturday, August 30, 2008

Good Morning! Is it really Saturday? What a relief!

Even Fiddle Faddle had a long arduous week with all this campaign crap.

I got my first political survey today. Will I vote for the Democrat candidate for governor?, asked the enthusiastic young volunteer. No, I said. But how about Barack Obama? (It's so obvious to her that everyone is voting for Barack Obama that she already has the blank filled in.) No, I said. Oh. Okay. You get the feeling she doesn't bother to erase her first mark. These people are overconfident.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Get ready for liberals to attack Palin in the most grotesque ways

Kevin Willis' comments on the previous post:
Palin is a rock solid choice.

Her bio on WikiPedia.

Sarah loves hunting!

Sarah loves fishing!

Sarah loves hogs!

Sarah loves Vets!

I'm more excited about Palin than I ever was about McCain.

Plus, she is drop-dead gorgeous, and nothing brings out the blatant sexism and outright misogyny of the left like a strong, gorgeous conservative woman.

They are going to attack her as "Dan Quayle with tits" (I've heard that) and I predicted they would insinuate she was picked to "service" McCain sexually in the Oval Office . . . and about five minutes later I saw a lib had posted that very sentiment on a blog. The sexism against Palin is going to be grotesque. It may only wake up 1% or 2% of the fence-sitting-think-I'm-a-liberal women out there, but every little bit helps.

The libs are only the friends of women and minorities when those women and minorities or doing what they are supposed to be doing, and don't have any ideas of their own.

McCain Palin 08

Very nice choice. I'm actually getting excited about this and I'm getting out my checkbook.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Here's what we think of your catholic 'theology', Ms Pelosi!

...Now that's the way to condemn someone. Everlasting pain. Dang.

Laughing myself silly thanks to the lovely Jamie and her lovely husband Claudio

Happy Fiddle Dee Dee

Always happy, especially when she is running full speed in the woods on the trail of some invading raccoon.

Bill Maher is right at last!

Walking into the DNC convention, Bill Maher was asked how he could support B. Hussein Obama given the fact that Obama says he is a Christian. Maher said: I think he is lying.

So do I! We agree!

Democrats mob Michelle Malkin

This is who Democrats really are.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Jimmy Carter announces: Racism will end!

Jimmy Carter told CNN that racism will summarily end if Obama is elected and IN FACT it has almost ended.

Now I know what you are thinking: No more Jesse Jackson! No more Al Sharpton!

So before you run out to vote for Obama so that racism will end, I ask you to consider the following question, proposed to me by Woods Walker's handsome hubby:

When has Jimmy Carter ever been right??

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beijing Olympics: A party that wasn't

Juan Antonio Samaranch, a former president of the International Olympic Committee, once said that "without a lively, visible cultural programme that reflects the spirit of the host country, the Olympic games would be incomplete". Finding such a programme in Beijing is a challenge. Spontaneous fun is even more elusive.

Veteran Olympic-games correspondents (these games are my first) speak enthusiastically of street and beach parties at the games in Athens (2004) and Sydney (2000). With perhaps a touch of hyperbole, one tells me that Sydney was taken over by Norwegians with Viking hats and painted faces. I have yet to hear of, let alone encounter, any such revellers in Beijing.
Beijing's Olympic organisers promised the "biggest ever" cultural festival built around the Olympics--the "richest and most diverse in Olympic history," as one official described it. Journalists have been given a "culture guide" containing 100-odd pages of non-sporting events, from traditional Chinese opera to New Orleans jazz.

"Our purpose is to entertain our guests and visitors from all over the world", wrote the chief organiser, Liu Qi, in a foreword.
Sadly, the official guide to cultural events is a minefield of inaccuracies. When I try to buy tickets to some of the foreign musical performances, I am told they have been cancelled or rescheduled.

There are fewer people around to be entertained, anyway. China has tightened visa requirements for foreign visitors in order to keep "undesirables" out. At lunchtime on Sunday, my family and some friends are the only group at a normally popular Thai restaurant on the edge of the city. The manager says business has been getting slower and slower for the last few weeks.

Beijing's bars and nightclubs are doing somewhat better (apart from the ones that have been closed because they are deemed too close to Olympic facilities, or because they are just too seedy). Many of them had expected the police to start enforcing a long-forgotten rule that they close by 2am during the Olympics. So far, at least, the authorities have restrained themselves.
But some bar owners say they expected more customers. China's visa clampdown appears to have kept out the young, boisterous Norwegian-Viking types. And plenty of foreigners already in Beijing seem to have decided to stay at home and watch the Olympics on television, perhaps deterred by security measures on public transport and traffic snarls around Olympic venues. Taxi drivers complain that the bonanza they expected during the games has not materialised.

There is little feel in Beijing that a huge international event is underway. The ubiquitous Olympic banners and posters, and the crowds outside venues, remind people that something big is happening. But many parts of the city are quieter than normal, with factories closed (to avoid pollution), street vendors and beggars less visible (officials have put pressure on migrants from elsewhere to leave), outdoor markets shuttered and some citizens wangling a few days at home.

Tight security is also deterring many people from visiting the Olympic Green in the north of the city, where many of the stadiums are located. This annoys corporate sponsors, who had hoped to attract big crowds to displays they have erected there. The IOC says it has asked the organisers to allow more people into the heavily guarded zone (to add to the festive mood, armoured personnel-carriers have been deployed there).

The top priority of China's leaders is to ensure the games pass without major incidents (terrorism or protests) and that the sporting events are run smoothly. A Chinese friend tells me that he tried to climb a particularly scenic part of the Great Wall just outside Beijing, and was blocked by local vigilantes. They were on the lookout for people who might try to hang subversive banners from the edifice. Mr Liu's professed wish that all of us are "blessed with the best in entertainment" mainly applies, it seems, to what goes on in the stadiums.

(This column is part of a week-long diary about the Beijing Olympics, written by The Economist's correspondent in China, and published on

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New England Journal of Medicine:
Don't bother with that messy death thing!

"Before the development of modern critical care, the diagnosis of death was relatively straightforward: patients were dead when they were cold, blue, and stiff. Unfortunately, organs from these traditional cadavers cannot be used for transplantation."

Yes... in short, modern cadavers, unlike traditional ones, are alive. Messy little detail.

Here is the 'uncomfortable truth' from the NEJM:

"The uncomfortable conclusion to be drawn from this literature is that although it may be perfectly ethical to remove vital organs for transplantation from patients who satisfy the diagnostic criteria of brain death, the reason it is ethical cannot be that we are convinced they are really dead."

Here's the uncomfortable conclusion of the NEJM: Hey! Let's not bother saying they are dead! Let's just say they are alive and get on with killing them!

Read the 'dead donor rule' (psych!) here.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Crop dusting video

My mother claims the first time she saw a crop duster descend behind the tree line, she fainted thinking of the loss of life she just witnessed. If you have never seen a crop duster, you DO just think the pilots are freaking insane.

I live near a country airport and today there was a SWARM of crop dusters, probably four dusting all the fields around, no doubt for Japanese beetles or some other modern scourge.

I got no great video, but here is a snippet:

Thursday, August 07, 2008

By God, this is exactly what I think


Julie Burchill can't stand them. According to her new book, Not in my Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, she thinks all environmentalists are po-faced, unsexy, public school alumni who drivel on about the end of the world because they don't want the working classes to have any fun, go on foreign holidays or buy cheap clothes.

---BRAVO Julie Burchill

Slavery vote

From The Hill:

"Congress is poised to approve a federal apology for slavery just weeks before voters consider electing the nation's first black president. When the Senate takes up the issue in September, it could address a centuries-old wound at a time when the presidential contest is already focused on race."


I actually think that if some Republican just had some balls, they could stand up and say:

Slavery was wrong but there isn't a person alive in America who took a slave 200 years ago. Therefore, there isn't anyone alive who needs to apologize. Further, slavery is illegal and it is illegal because we all agree it is an immoral institution. The 'apology' was made a century ago.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ben Stein is right

"If we keep acting as if the landscape were more important than human life, we will make ourselves the serfs of the oil producers and eventually reduce our country to poverty and anarchy."

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

While we still can...

Woods Walker's handsome hubby enjoys a float in the highly chlorinated water in their estate pool.

One of the many simple pleasures liberals are trying to ban.

I don't really care what liberals are trying to do with swimming pools. I just wanted to show a photo of my cute hubby.

This is an immigration story, not a civil rights story

The Tyson food plant union that voted to cancel Labor Day in favor of Eid for its Muslim workers, what kind of story is that?

Is it a civil rights story? No. Is it a story about changing American culture? Sort of.

Here is the money quote from the article:

Union leaders said implementing the holiday was important for the nearly 700 Muslims, many of them Somalis, who work at the plant that employs a total of 1,200 people.

More than half of the workers at the plant ARE MUSLIM. Read: Immigrant.

Immigration: The killer of American society. It must be stopped.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Temporary detour

Tree in my woods. Woods Walker's hubby points out that this photo was taken in the spring because now you can't even see that tree!

Obama's 'fight' song

His Majesty The Big O will need a fight song for his cheerleaders to sing and here is my proposal, with apologies to the Earlham College Quakers:

Fight, Fight, Inner Light!
Obama, he don't wanna fight!
Reason with them, Talk them senseless!
Do It 'til We Reach Consensus!

Bomb us, bomb us, from out yonder
'Bama, he'll call first responder!

Give me a fight song for the Big O!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

New study: 40% of people in 'vegetative state' ARE NOT in one.

This is what pisses me off so f*cking bad about insufferable 'scientific' liberals. They are so ready to kill helpless humans. (And so ready to rescue guilty ones, but that is another story.)

Don't trust doctors.

Don't trust 'scientists.'

One thing is for sure, when they all KNOW something, when they ALL agree on something, they are almost always WRONG.

Yesterday they would be treating you with leeches and all agreeing that it is the best thing for you.

Today they say Aunt Mabel might as well die of thirst right there in that bed 'cause she can't feel a thing!

But the truth is.... we really know the truth, don't we? The truth is: Aunt Mabel is still there and we've agreed to mercilessly kill her because it is convenient, because it is so much easier to have a lovely funeral, because we get the china cabinet.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Here's what the Greens have planned for you

Yes, folks! It's back to the 1800s!

The greens want you to get started RIGHT NOW. Here's one of them stating the seldom-mentioned facts of what life will be like when there is no energy:

The future is the past.

Poor baby! It's torture! Just torture!

New outcries of unjust treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo!

Read all about it!


A smuggled video showing a Canadian teen pretty upset that he left his cushy life in Canada, got tangled up with terrorists and landed in Guantanamo. He's really, really sad about what an idiot he is.

Well boo f*cking hoo. I'd be crying too.

But, I mean, is this the best they can do to cry torture? Hell the Canadian interrogator, whom we never even see, comforts the wimpy little kid: I know this is upsetting Omar, but I'm afraid you can't plot to kill people and expect to go back home and let your mammy spoon feed you any more.

This just shows you how ridiculous the left is. Hell... I have an idea. Let's let every prisoner who starts crying, get out of jail and live with a leftist!