Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Secure Our Borders. No Amnesty.

I've been meaning to write a lengthy commentary entitled "Why Bother Having A Country?" but some serious family issues have really cut into my blogging time even more than usual. It's still in the works, but this requires immediate attention.

Over the past six weeks, an unholy troika of Team Dubya, the Stupid Party, and the Fascist Dems have been laboring mightily to destroy America's national character in a bi-partisan sellout that both sides believe is to their benefit. The Dems are looking to convert the 12-20 million illegal aliens into a permanent poverty class that will swear fealty (and votes) to the Donkey God in exchange for the promise of alms from Caesar. The Stupid Party wants to supply their fat cat business chainholders with a supply of discount priced labor and believes that as the party that isn't seeking to kill God (like the Dems), they reap all those Catholic votes. It's cynical, immoral and effing WRONG!!!

Today, the Senate - who fancy themselves the "World's Most Deliberative Body" - cut off the sham debate by invoking cloture and is blazing full speed ahead to get this monster passed before the people show up with torches and pitchforks. They've been inundated with calls and e-mails, jamming the switchboards at the Capitol, but instead of rethinking their positions lest they incur the wrath of the voters, they have collectively flipped the citizens the bird. The invaders who can't even legally vote for them are a more important constituency to these empty suits than those voters who were born here or legally immigrated.

Senator Jim Inhofe has a petition going which will allow people to make a futile gesture as if our overlords really gave a sh*t about what we thought. Come on, if all the calls, letters, e-mails, demands of refunds of political contributions, and nearly unanimous condemnation by conservative talk hosts - Michael Medved has been too forgiving of this shamnesty - hasn't gotten their attention, a simple click on a site won't either, but whatever.

Members of the United State Senate,

I am one of the millions of Americans who believes our first priority as a nation should be to secure our borders by enforcing existing laws. Amnesty is not the solution.

I urge you to vote against the immigration reform bill currently being considered in the Senate and to oppose any future effort that undermines our national security or grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
There is a box with which you can tack on a personal message, so I kicked in this 1/50th of a dollar with my token addition:
Instead of jamming this shamnesty down the public's collective throat over the nearly universal objections of the poor peasants - who will actually have to suffer the day-to-day consequences of your capricious actions while you glide from your Ivory Towers to your limos to your lofty ruling perches - why not just cut to the chase and surrender all disputed territories to the reconquistas and then take down the Stars and Stripes because you clearly have no intention on preserving and protecting the national you pretend to serve?
Ah, another paragraph-length sentence from the ol' Dirkster! Perhaps this will be the pearl of enlightenment that will make the light bulb go on over the empty heads of the dim bulbs running this country into the ground.


As of 7:15 EST (about 5 hours ago), they have 56,808 signatures and this map shows the distribution of signatures so far:

Hmmmmm....still some spaces where people aren't pissed off or are just spaces without people.

Monday, June 25, 2007

A Few Strings Attached... (Guitar Quiz)

Whose guitar is this?

If you've got ANY significant experience with watching rock guitarists, you should be able to ace this quiz over at Mental Floss. Naturally, I aced it with a perfect 15 out of 15 score, but I guess it's more difficult for puny humans as it says at the bottom, "This quiz has been taken 1150 times with an average score of 58%".

Weak. Post your scores in the Backtalk...if you dare!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Prove That You Were Sedated In The '80s!

By taking this snazzy quiz!

I got 9 out of 10 correct and took 2:37 to complete it. (I didn't realize that it was timed, so you'll need to deduct a bit for the time lost to sock removal.)

Post your scores and times in the Backtalk section!

Hillary! Outsources Her Campaign Theme Song!!!

The Marie Antoinette of Arkansas, Hillary! Clinton, had a "Pick My Campaign Theme Song" contest, and the winner was announced today and I wonder if the Treason Media will note the fact that the winning song is "You and I": a song performed by a French-Canadian (Celine Dion) and written by a French-Canadian (Aldo Nova of "Fantasy" fame) as the theme of an Air Canada commercial campaign in 2004. (Source)

Say what you will about the dreadful John Mellencamp/Chevrolet "My Country" ads; at least an American car company had the sense to hire an American musician to supply the music to accompany the montage of American sights. Is the fact that "You and I" was even in the running for this contest a tacit admission by the Hillary! camp that there are songs that American songwriters won't write?

Looking at Hillary!'s press release, I see that other contestants were:

Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall - Good song (heard over opening credits of "The Devil Wears Prada"), but by a Scottish singer.

Rock This Country! - Shania Twain - Don't know the tune, but Shania is hot. And Canadian.

Beautiful Day - U2 - Irish band and didn't Kerry use this in 2004?

I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth - OK song, but couldn't they have used The Monkees version or is this "Shrek" payback for their pals at Dreamworks? (Spielberg has endorsed Hillary!)

Get Ready - The Temptations - Let's see: A classic Motown song by the only black artists on the list (that weren't write-ins); shouldn't this have been a shoo-in choice?

If a savvy American candidate was on the case, absolutely, but since we're dealing with the patently phony Hillary! - who adopts a Steppin Fetchit accent when she talks to black audiences - not a chance. If Hillary! can't control her elitist tendencies and overt sympathies toward the rich and powerful over the little guys and minorities to pick a frigging SONG, what hope is there that she'll be able to manage as Leader of the Free World? She can't even pander to her base properly!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dems To Non-Dems: "Die In A Hurricane!!!"

That the fascist Democrats are opposed to free speech from their ideological foes is ancient news as immutable as the wetness of water and the sun rising in the East. Well, not content to try and stifle inconvenient truths being spoken against them, they are now placing residents of Florida's Broward County in harms way from hurricanes because they refuse to broadcast on the highest-rated news/talk station because they also broadcast Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. As Hugh Hewitt writes:

And so we reach the inevitable end of the left’s campaign against the First Amendment. The Democrats in Broward County have officially declared themselves as the anti-free speech party. Commissioner Ritter is to be applauded for her candor, for declaring openly what elected Democrats across the country mutter quietly to themselves: “Rush, Sean and the rest must be silenced!”

I have heard of brass-knuckled politics before, but never anything on the order of denying your political opponents news of approaching hurricanes.

When Katrina struck, some wild-eyed lefties accused President Bush of denying relief efforts to New Orleans because the city was predominantly African-American.

Now we have actual proof of Democrats wanting to keep conservatives in the dark about approaching storms.

WIOD is the big news-talk voice on the block in south Florida –the news/talk ratings giant in the region. Those of us in the business know such things. If you want to get the word out about breaking news, you go to WIOD, first. It is where people in the area turn for bulletins.

Professionals tend to be cold-eyed about data, and the data says one thing: If you want to warn south Florida about the approach of a hurricane, you’d better get the message on WIOD.

The facts ought to be telling the Broward County lefties that they are putting politics ahead of the public interest.

Any serious law professor will also tell the Broward County bigs that what they have done is a blatantly unconstitutional punishment of speech. To bestow a benefit or inflict a punishment on the basis of the political perspective of the citizens involved is outrageous and will be condemned by any serious student of the First Amendment.

What’s next: Instructing the Broward County Fire Department to refuse calls from homes with Romney or Giuliani signs in the yard?

This absurd action from Broward County Democrats is a sign of desperation on the left. Air America has failed. The MSM is bleeding readers and viewers. Tony Blair has produced a scathing indictment of how the left-wing elite media operates. Fox News is thriving. Townhall.com is surging. The blogs of the center-right –from Instapundit, Powerline, and Michelle Malkin through the young college student who just fired up their new site yesterday—are growing and not just in visitors but also in the ability to persuade and not merely enrage. The new media world favors facts and well-made arguments, and the center-right has those, in abundance.

Which means the palsied arguments of the left are going to lose. Which means the left is going to try and stop the discussion, try and censor the debate, try and clamp down on speech.
And if you can't shut them up, you can hope a hurricane kills them.

Dennis Miller vs. Harry Reid...WHO YA GOT!!!

The pathetic, treasonous, shady land-dealing asstackler from Nevada, Harry Reid, has made his latest retarded bleatings (which apparently were unreported by his allies in the Treason Media; just as his Mormonism isn't slandered like Romney's) against former Joint Chief Peter Pace, calling him "incompetent." (As one blogger wonders, how is it that Team Dubya has thrown Pace under the bus while failure of an AG Gonzales gets to keep riding?)

Whenever Reid makes his breathy, sighing statements, he reminds me of former Dem Senate leader Tom Daschle, who was terminally "disappointed" with the slow progress in instituting totalitarian Democrat rule over the nation. (Is whispering supposed to make their fascist rhetoric less of a threat to freedom?) Anyhoo, whenever you see Reid's deathly pallor, keep this spot-on smackdown by Dennis Miller in mind:

Monday, June 04, 2007

Movie Geek Quiz: Before They Were Big Time

The description for this quiz is a little hyperbolic:

Everybody's got to start somewhere. Before they were doing boffo boxoffice or crafting Oscar speeches, these now-legendary directors made some of the campiest, silliest and strangest movies ever to grace the bottom of the b-list. Can you match the heavy-hitter with his secret shame?
When you see the list of films, you'll see that four or five of them aren't anything to be ashamed of at all. I knew about eight of them instantly and after watching a couple of the clips, only had to hazard guesses on the last two, ending up with a perfect score. (Post your score on the Backtalks!)

Firefox 2.0 = Teh k3wl!

Because I'd heard that Firefox 2.x was a buggy memory hog, I'd held off on upgrading from FF 1.5.x, but after an auto-update jacked up my work install, I moved to FF 2.0 and have since moved all my PCs to 2.0.

I don't like the change in the way tabs are handled - it's like IE 7, which the tab closing buttons on the tab itself, instead of one button on the right side that closes the currently selected tab - but the built in spell-checker is tha bomb, yo! When you do as much writing online as I do, this is invaluable.

If you do a lot of writing and care about not looking like an illiterate, definitely give Firefox 2.0 a shot.