"...everyone is bored,and devotes himself to cultivating habits..these habits are not peculiar to our town.." Albert Camus "The Plague"

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Tiger Woods: The Apology Tour....

Looks like he used his driver on exotic fairways more than once....

Tags:tiger woods,elin nordegren,tiger woods apology,tiger woods crash, tiger woods putz,putz

Monday, September 14, 2009

Song of Birds on the Wires

We've all noticed birds perched on wires in large groups and we may have wondered what they were doing or plotting! One Jarbas Agnelli got the idea to make a piece of music using the various birds on different wires to represent the notes on a stave. Here in a short video is the beautiful result. Best viewed full screen! : Source

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Tags:birds,blackbirds,bird song,bird song music,jarbas agnelli,electronic music,

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sing the Single Payer System Song

This video and song are funny and spot on!

Here are the lyrics:

ONE: Single Payer System

One single payer system thats what we intend to get
One single payer system perhaps not all of it yet
Something that Bill and Hillary could not do
Well just abolish illness with you-know-who

One single payer system everybody gets their share
But well never have to ration care, no way son
Hell, folks he can heal the planet
Disease, well, well simply have to ban it
Cause hes the one

One single payer system like our neighbors the Canucks
One single payer system but ours will be real deluxe

In one fell swoop were solving the health care crunch
Whos says that we dont believe that theres no free lunch

One single payer system lets do it for Uncle Ted
Pretty soon hes dead, its time to get it done
This is change you can believe in
Trust me, you know we aint deceiving
Cause hes the one.

One single payer system might be kinda tough to sell
One single payer system wont leave it up to Michelle
Harry and Nancy you folks can calm your fears
And hell get coverage that will fix his ears

One single payer system covers every healthcare need
No time to read the bill just pass Obama Care
But it sounds a little socialistic
This pig is gonna need some lipstick

h/t Graphic Fresh Conservative (on Flickr)

Tags: obama care,government run health care,statism,socialism,obamacare song parody

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sgt Crowley is a Gentleman, Obama Oblivious

Police Officer James Crowley is a class act.Below is the officer's press conference following the beer picnic. He is the consummate professional and I suspect we will be seeing much more of him. "Joe the Plumber" rose to fame in an earlier episode of Obama dumbspeak; now welcome Sgt James Crowley to national prominence.

Sgt. Crowley garnered much support from his collegues in the Cambridge P.D., including officer Kelly King, pictured below; and, Sgt Leon K. Lashley who found himself embroiled in the controversy by being at the scene of the arrest of Prof. Gates. (video below)

Tags: Sgt James Crowley,Professor Gates,obama,cambridge police,racial profiling,race relations,obama dumbspeak,sgt leon lashley,officer kelly king

Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama History With Cambridge Authorities

There is an interesting sidelight to the Obama-Gates-Police controversy. We are reminded of Obama's presence in Cambridge MA over 20 years ago while a student at Harvard. The Somerville (MA) News reported on March 7, 2007:

Before Barack Obama was a United States senator and a presidential hopeful, he was a Harvard University law student living in Somerville who parked in bus stops and accumulated hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. And for nearly two decades those parking tickets went unpaid, until a representative of Obama’s settled all his outstanding debts with Cambridge’s Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department Jan. 26.

Obama attended Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991. During his time at Harvard, Obama lived at 365 Broadway in Somerville, according to his parking tickets. Records from the Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation office show that between Oct. 5, 1988 and Jan. 12, 1990 Obama was cited for 17 traffic violations, sometimes committing two in the same day. The abuses included parking in a resident permit area, parking in a bus stop and failing to pay the meter. Twelve of Obama’s 17 tickets were given to him on Massachusetts Avenue.

In one eight day stretch in 1988, Obama was cited seven times for parking violations and was fined $45. Thirteen of the 17 violations occurred within one month in 1988.

Obama’s disobedience of the rules of the road earned him $140 in fines from the City of Cambridge. The tickets went unpaid for over 17 years and $260 in late fees were added to the tab. On Jan. 26, the fines and late fees were paid in full. The final tally for Obama’s parking breaches was $400, according to Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation.
One wonders if Barack Obama's previous encounters with Cambridge authorities predisposed him, in the Gates case, to speak out rashly, and by his own admission, without" knowing all the facts". Obama's propensity to flout the law manifests even today in his unwillingness to prove his eligibility to hold his office and his refusal to reveal much of anything about his past (i.e college records, early writings etc) except what he allows us to know from his published memoirs.

Obama has described as "stupidity" the actions of Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley in the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. Prof. Gates, accompanied by a friend, was attempting to break into his own house, which activity a passerby interpreted as an attempted burglary prompting a call to the police. What happened next is described in the police report. (PDF)

In the video below Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas supports Sgt Crowley and takes questions from the press:

At the website "The Root" where Gates is Editor-in-Chief, Gates is interviewed:
Henry Louis Gates Jr.: I’m outraged. I can’t believe that an individual policeman on the Cambridge police force would treat any African-American male this way, and I am astonished that this happened to me; and more importantly I’m astonished that it could happen to any citizen of the United States, no matter what their race. And I’m deeply resolved to do and say the right things so that this cannot happen again.

Of course, it will happen again, but … I want to do what I can so that every police officer will think twice before engaging in this kind of behavior.... (read more)

Perusing "The Root" you'll find it's pretty much all about race.Some recent articles: Seeing Black and Seeing Red; Please Professor Gates!; Why Obama Did Not, Should Not Apologize to Officer Crowley; Gates Says 'Yes' to Beer with Crowley.

As to settling the matter over a beer as proposed by Obama and agreed to apparently by Gates and Crowley, a commenter at The Root opines:
"I don't want to hear the rants and or ravings of an idiot like Skippy Gates or Obama and how either of them thinks they can teach me anything about racism. I stopped listening long ago. They are both out of touch completely. Obama needs to get back to trying to solve the country's real problems. And I am sorry but race isn't high on the list....Now we have to hear about how an insignificant nerd with an over indulgent opinion of self is going to sit down and drink alchohol to solve the world's racism problems. Can this country get anymore ludicrous? When has alchohol ever solved anything?...Here's a couple of guys who are so used to having a captive audience of yes men and now they're convinced the rest of the world works that way. Skippy.....if you want to change the world, you just blew your best opportunity to be a vehicle for that change. Public opinion just passed you by. Sarge......if you fall into this trap it will be one of the saddest days in American history. Sargeant.....you are being set up. Be the bigger man by TURNING DOWN the invitation to partake in this scam."
Additional Video from Breitbart

Tags: louis henry gates arrest,sgt james crowley,barack obama parking tickets,barack obama cambridge,cambridge ma police,america racism,professor gates,the root,racial profiling,

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Doctor is In by Chris Muir


Thanks to Chris Muir at Day by Day Cartoon

Tags:day by day cartoon,chris muir,dr obama,barack obama health care,joe biden,bankrupt nation,

Saturday, July 18, 2009



Tags: barack obama,tv ads,aflac,halfblack,joe biden,little off the top, not too close,aflac duck,yogi berra,the obamas,political cartoons,political humor

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Obama Care Revealed

Voodoo Economics actually Works; Obama Care Never! They're gonna Rham it down our throats! This will be almost impossible to undo once Obama the Destroyer is gone.

h/t Smart Girl Politics

Tags: obama care,voodoo economics,obama health plan,obama fraud,obama danger

Saturday, July 04, 2009

------------- Happy Birthday America!

In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth,

the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Tags: declaration of independence,independence day,july 4 1776,our founders,

Friday, June 12, 2009

Obama is "Sort of God": Newsweek's Evan Thomas

The media's Slobbering Love Affair with Obama continues unabated. We thought nothing could top Chris Matthews's tingley thrill up his leg, but now adulation has been replaced by adoration. Newsweek Editor at Large Evan Thomas has declared Obama is "sort of God".

Contrast that with Thomas responding to a question on whether the media's unfair to Bush on the TV talk show Inside Washington "Well, our job is to bash the president, that's what we do." (February 2, 2007)

National Review created a great Newsweek parody earlier this week. Here is the cover shot:

Tags: barack obama,lord obama,media adoration,chris mathews,evan thomas,newsweek,national review,newsweek obama parody

Monday, June 08, 2009

How Many Time/Newsweek Covers is it Now, Obama?

Read the rest of this parody at National Review Online.

Tags: national review,satire,parody,obama cool,newsweek parody,time covers, newsweek covers,slobbering press,obama love

Saturday, June 06, 2009

D Day: The Greatest Generation Storms Ashore

This is a photo essay to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Normandy invasion which marked the beginning of the end for the Nazi regime. Allied forces suffered huge losses on June 6, 1944 and subsequent days of Operation Overlord but they eventually secured France and routed the German invaders.

"You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely....The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking." ~General Dwight D. Eisenhower giving the D-Day order on June 6, 1944.
© Time Inc.
Supreme Command Tour Of Allied Forces
Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, commander in chief of Allied Forces in Europe, reviewing troops shortly before the Normandy invasion while British Gen. Bernard Montgomery looks on over his right shoulder.

© Time Inc.
Normandy Invasion
American soldiers, mostly Army Air Corps, aboard LCT (tank transport) ship listen to "anchors away" instructions while en route to beaches of Normandy for Allied invasion of France, aka D-Day. (note field kitchen in foreground)

© Time Inc.
Invasion Of Normandy
American soldiers playing poker, using the 200 francs each was given for their trip to France, as they sit atop Army supply truck, one of many waiting on dock to be loaded onto ships for transport to their D-Day objective, the beaches of Normandy.

Injured American soldiers of 16th Infantry Div. bandaged and awaiting evacuation to field hospital after storming Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, aka D-Day

American troops wading from troop carrier towards shore into German artillery fire on Omaha Beach during D-Day invasion of Normandy.

© Time Inc.
Dazed German prisoner puts his belongings into a white sack after being captured by American troops during the Allied push through Normandy following the D-Day invasion of France.

Bodies of 8 American paratroopers lie outside the wreckage of their glider near Hiesville, France on the day of the invasion of Normandy, aka D-Day.

© Time Inc.
Allied Military Cemetery at Omaha Beach on the coast of Normandy, the location for the great D-Day landing invasion on coast of German-held Europe during WWII. July 1951

All photos from Time/Life archives now at Google
Tags: ww 2,operation overlord,normandy invasion,omaha beach,u s soldiers,greatest generation

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Obama World: Your Ride is Here!

Click image to enlarge!

Latest from political cartoonist Chris Muir.
Tags: barack obama,black panthers,acorn,hilary clinton,obama follies

Monday, May 04, 2009

At Last: Sarah Palin Centerfold!

This surprise comes from the pen of Chris Muir who produces Day by Day Cartoon:

Here's an earlier view of Biker Sarah:

Read Michelle Malkin for more about the Palin appearance on American Chopper.

Tags:sarah palin,sarah palin centerfold,political exposure,sarah palin exposed,american choppers,chris muir, day by day cartoon,political cartoons,humorous cartoon,biker sarah palin, biker sarah,michelle malkin,sarah palin tweets

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Wolfram Alpha: Great Leap Forward for Web Research

Stephen Wolfram is will be unveiling this month a completely new system
of internet search. It is called Wolfram Alpha and goes way beyond
Google in that it does more than just search by keyword and list pages
where information can be found. WA is a computational search engine
that..(The Independent U.K. May 3, 2009)

...takes the first step towards what many consider to be the internet's
Holy Grail – a global store of information that understands and
responds to ordinary language in the same way a person does.Although
the system is still new, it has already produced massive interest and
excitement among technology pundits and internet watchers. Computer
experts believe the new search engine will be an evolutionary leap in
the development of the internet. Nova Spivack, an internet and computer
expert, said that Wolfram Alpha could prove just as important as
Google. "It is really impressive and significant," he wrote. "In fact
it may be as important for the web (and the world) as Google, but for a
different purpose. Tom Simpson, of the blog
Convergenceofeverything.com, said: "What are the wider implications
exactly? A new paradigm for using computers and the web? Probably.
Emerging artificial intelligence and a step towards a self-organising
internet? Possibly... I think this could be big."

From an article by Nova Spivack at TechCrunch we learn:

In a nutshell, Wolfram and his team have built what he calls a
“computational knowledge engine” for the Web. OK, so what does that
really mean? Basically it means that you can ask it factual questions
and it computes answers for you.
It doesn’t simply return documents that (might) contain the answers,
like Google does, and it isn’t just a giant database of knowledge, like
the Wikipedia. It doesn’t simply parse natural language and then use
that to retrieve documents, like Powerset, for example. Instead,
Wolfram Alpha actually computes the answers
to a wide range of questions — like questions that have factual answers
such as “What country is Timbuktu in?” or “How many protons are in a
hydrogen atom?” or “What is the average rainfall in Seattle?”
Think about that for a minute. It computes the answers. Wolfram
Alpha doesn’t simply contain huge amounts of manually entered pairs of
questions and answers, nor does it search for answers in a database of
facts. Instead, it understands and then computes answers to certain
kinds of questions.

Here is a link to a video demonstration by Stephen Wolfram demonstrating his system.
Stephen Wolfram announces the coming of the project on his website:

It’s going to be a website: www.wolframalpha.com.
With one simple input field that gives access to a huge system, with
trillions of pieces of curated data and millions of lines of algorithms.We’re all working very hard right now to get Wolfram|Alpha ready to go live.I think it’s going to be pretty exciting. A new paradigm for using computers and the web.

Much more information here. About Stephen Wolfram.


Tags: wolfram alpha,stephen wolfram,web research,computational search engine,computational knowledge engine,google,web search

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Hartford CT Tea Party: A Photo Essay

The April 15th Hartford Tea Party rally was one of hundreds across the land. The participants were very imaginative with sign slogans. All the photos that follow are by Frank Short. (Here he is)

Tags:chris dodd,tea parties,tax protests,hartford ct tea party,national tea parties,barack obama,barry obowma

Friday, April 10, 2009

Obowma Submits to Abdullah, King of Sharia

Obowma mouthpiece Robt. Gibbs thinks this all a joke and sarcastically brushes off CNN reporter Dan Lothian.

"Did He bow or didn't He?": Lothian

"No, He did not": Liar-in-Chief Gibbs

Tags:barry obowma,barack obama bows,obama submits to king,obama faux pas,

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Giggles Obonga and the War on Drugs

h/t Pearls Before Swine

Obama Smoking Weed

Blogger Sugar, over at Sugar 'n Spice has a very disturbing view of the person Michael Savage calls President Giggles.
....When I heard the audio of Obama on 60 Minutes the other day when Steve Kroft asked him if he was punch drunk as he laughed about the banking crisis, the first thing that came to mind was, "this motherfucker was high as a kite!"....So anyway, for days now I've been chomping at the bit to actually watch the video for one and then for two to post something here to see if I got any responses to this question. Do you think Obama was high on marijuana or some other drug during that interview with Kroft? His reaction was not normal at all. Now, hold on while I go watch the video and then I'll tell you whether I still get the same feeling after seeing him laugh.........okay, my verdict? That bastard was high as a kite!!!

Also see: Let Freedom Ring

Tags:barack obama,obama drug use,obama high,war on drugs,legalize pot,giggles obama,president giggles,michael savage,sugar n spice,obonga,

Monday, March 30, 2009

Government Motors (GM)

Citizens: Obama says your warranties are safe; the government stands behind your new automobiles. You're in Good Hands with All-Statists!

Photoshop credit: George of Elegant Memories
Yahoo News
h/t Drudge
h/t flap's blog
Also see: Michelle Malkin

Tags:obama gang,government takeover,obama power grab,statism,statists,you're in good hands with all-statists,allstate,auto warranties,government motors,

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quantum of Soros...by Chris Muir


Credit: Chris Muir at Day by Day Cartoon
Tags: george soros,obama,acorn,james bond,quantum of soros,chris muir,cartoons,

Friday, March 27, 2009

White Skin and Blue Eyes = Enemy of the People

With U.K. PM Gordon Brown at his side, Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Thursday;

"....This crisis was caused by the irrational behaviour of white people with blue eyes, who before the crisis appeared to know everything and now demonstrate that they know nothing.”

A shameful statement from the leader of a major industrial nation; the white skinned, brown eyed Mr. Brown only said ; " “I’m not going to attribute blame to any individuals”
The white skinned, brown eyed Gordon Brown

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The slightly less white, brown eyed racist President of Brazil
Source: Financial Times

Tags:racism,white people enemy,brazil president,gordon brown,luiz da silva,blue eyes white skin

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Barack Obama and The Gordian Knot

The bumbling, ancient Archbishop Demetrios, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States, compared Barack Obama to Alexander the Great.. The Archbishop: "You Mr. President are following the brilliant example of Alexander the Great...you will be able to cut the Gordian Knot of these unresolved issues."

The occasion was a celebration of 188 years of Greek independence and the Archbishop was referring to the problems with Macedonia as issues to be solved by Obama.

We have all seen how Barack Obama fancies himself as a Citizen of the World but, as legend would have it, by solving the the Gordian Knot problem Obama would become Conqueror of the World. The only problem is that Alexander cheated. Instead of untying the Gordian Knot he slashed it with his sword. He was awarded his conqueror status nevertheless. From one account on the web we learn:
The father of gods had ordained that when it came time for the people to select a king, they must choose the first person to ride up to the temple of Zeus in a wagon. Gordius innocently fulfilled the oracle and was made king. (The system might be an improvement over a methods of election held today. Certainly it would eliminate political campaigns). In any event, Gordius seems to have done very well. One of his first acts was to dedicate his wagon to Zeus and to place it near the temple, the yoke tied to the pole by an intricate knot of cornel bark. Another oracle declared that anyone who succeeded in untying the knot would be the conqueror of all Asia. The knot stayed tied until the arrival of Alexander. Then, as everybody knows, he cheated on the oracle by cutting the knot with his sword instead of untying it. Zeus honored his initiative by making the prophecy come true.

Obama said many of the Founding Fathers were students of Greek history and turned to ancient texts for guidance. He said it was a cruel irony that the Greeks tested democracy but then faced a struggle to achieve their own independence 188 years ago. Yes our Founding Fathers did study the histories of Greek and Roman democracies and they concluded that we should have a constitutional republic not a democracy. Pure democracy leads to mob rule, then anarchy, and finally dictatorship.

Detail from: ('Alexander and the Gordian Knot' Oil Painting 52" x 53" by John Hagan ©1996)
h/t (video) The Politico

Tags:barack obama,gordian knot,alexander the great,greece,macedonia,greek orthodox church,democracy v constitutional republic,

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sucking at the Hind Tit of a Dead Cow...

The "We The People" Stimulus Package Brought to You by The National Tea Party Day

...Wake up American, while you were playing with the toys of your consumer wealth you lost much more than your bloated economy of living beyond your means; you lost your representative democracy. Your servants have become your masters. Taxation without representation is tyrrany, but still you look to government to solve problems they created in the first place.You're sucking at the hind tit of a dead cow! ...
The Second American Revolution Has Just Begun!
I suggest one caution about the advice given in the video to send tea bags to your representatives. They won't open letters that appear suspicious; a lumpy tea bag in an envelope makes them think we are trying to poison them!

On April 15, be part of the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally in your community

On the day you pay your taxes, Wednesday, April 15, join others across the country and in your hometown who will be participating in TEA party rallies in front of their city halls. The TEA party rally will begin at 12 noon. See this video - the momentum is growing!

Tags: National tea party day,tea parties,second american revolution,tax day protests,

Friday, March 20, 2009

Barack Obama Meet This Cognitively Impaired 300 Bowler!

On last evening's Leno Barack Obama made a lame joke attempt referencing Special Olympics by way of explaining his ineptness at bowling. Cognitively impaired Special Olympics bowler Kolan McConiughey would like to take on Obama in the alley! He'll tear him up! By the way, isn't Obama cognitively disabled when he is without his Teleprompter?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The top bowler for the Special Olympics looks forward to meeting President Barack Obama in an alley.

"He bowled a 129. I bowl a 300. I could beat that score easily," Michigan's Kolan McConiughey (KO-lahn Mc-KAHNA-he) told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

The athletic-minded president made an offhand remark Thursday on "The Tonight Show" comparing his weak bowling to "the Special Olympics or something." He quickly apologized and told the Special Olympics chairman he wants to have some of its athletes visit the White House to bowl or play basketball.

McConiughey, who is mentally disabled, is just the bowler for the job. He's bowled five perfect games since 2005.

The 35-year-old McConiughey has been bowling since he was 8 or 9. His advice for Obama? Practice every day.

Kolan McConiughey is shown at Colonial Lanes in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday March 20, 2009. McConiughey, who is cognitively impaired, has bowled five perfect games since 2005. President Barack Obama made an offhand remark on "The Tonight Show" Thursday comparing his bowling to "the Special Olympics or something." He quickly apologized and told the Special Olympics chairman he wants to have some Special Olympic athletes visit the White House to bowl or play basketball. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Tags: jay leno,barack obama,special olympics,bowling,cognitive impairment,teleprompter,teleprompter blog,mr burgess,

Monday, March 16, 2009

Obama Fingers and Other Forms of the Mania

Germans Munch Obama Fingers

A German food manufacturer is joining the Obama mania wave. They've introduced "Obama Fingers": tasty crunchy chicken fingers with curry sauce.
(Newser) – A German frozen food company is trying to cash in on Obamania by selling fried Obama fingers, Der Speigel reports. The Southern-style fried chicken snack was renamed as part of an "America week' promotion. Makers say they were unaware that the name could be viewed as insensitive in light of racist stereotypes associating African-Americans with fried chicken.

"It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new US president," said the company's sales manager.

Hey folks, curry sauce is not the condiment of choice for fired chicken below the Mason-Dixon line! Another site notes:

The fingers will probably be off the shelves by April 3, when their namesake is scheduled to visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But if they're not, the chancellor should be wary causing utter befuddlement and potential offense to her guest -- and simply serve him up some good old German sausage.

Rachel Lucas blogged about the Obama Fingers the other day.
I think it’s absolutely hilarious. But I really don’t get foreigners’ obsession with this guy, or with America. They bitch about how we think too much of our own importance, but it’s like the nerds in high school bitching about the popular kids while writing the popular kids’ names all over their notebooks with big hearts around them. It’s a little creepy.
The really hilarious part of her article is the comments: "Well Obama has been giving us the finger for a while now", and "You think Obama chicken is racist, just wait until they introduce Obama-wurst", and "As long as they don’t start selling Brazil nuts as “Obama toes,I guess we’ll survive"and "The last guy the Germans went all ga-ga over was Hitler. Coincidence? I am beginning to think not."

We notice from photographs that Barack Obama has long, supple fingers. He has even been accused of giving Hillary and McCain the finger.

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Happy Fingers!


This was an unsuccessful attempt by a German toy maker to create an Obama Doll.

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