IT'S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE AUTUMN
Shhhhhh! I hesitate to say this but we've been having some gorgeous weather for the past few days. Days in the 70s with brilliant blue skies, low humidity and sun-sweet breezes. Nights meant for sleeping. The chilled mornings feel like September. I know it's only temporary, but it does re-enforce the fact that there is a God after all.
My son-in-law, C.O., co-owns property which they use for hunting. He's talked about his land for years, about the "tower" he built. Yesterday, he took Little H and me up to his land. The access road to this property is not a road at all but a rocky rut straight up an incline as steep as any roller coaster. Once you reach the top, the rut levels off and becomes a primitive trail, fraught with tree stumps, wending its way amongst the still-standing trees. But the trip was worth my nightmarish ride. The clearing where the tower sits is beautiful!
The tower rises at least 20 feet heavenward. C.O. is very proud of it as he should be. Little H and C.O. go up there often to work on it -- yesterday they painted -- and they even spent the night there recently.
8 Radio Patriot Mark on Oliver Stone's movie World Trade Center: I think this film is a clever deception meant to keep America's focus on the victims and off the perpetrators and those who would repeat their acts until America has bled to death.
8 Worth another viewing: BUSH WAS RIGHT!
8 The Museum of Sex is where you can view the sculpture of the woman who wants to be president. Très classy.
8 Just because this bugs her so much: Malibu Babs' Estate!
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This picture is worth a thousand words ;~)
So, have at it!
If you're a Republican who lives in NY State, you've probably resigned yourself to the idea of Her Royal C winning re-election in November. Spencer, a conservative, is working to oust her, but this is NY, after all, so let's be honest: he stands little chance. According to all the polls, she's popular in this very blue state. If you feel as though getting rid of the shrew is hopeless, and that a vote for Spencer will be lost, then blogs4bauer has an alternative for you! And for those who live in Connecticut, you can get in on the fun, too.
Jack Bauer: One Man. Two States. No Other Choice.
Jack Bauer is prepared to bend the rules in order to save America, again.
8 Weren’t we just told that anti-Semitism is a vile offense? Nets Ignore Cynthia McKinney Entourage's Election Night Meltdown: McKinney’s campaign entourage now includes members of the New Black Panthers. After her primary defeat Tuesday to Hank Johnson for Georgia’s 4th Congressional district, some of these folks went on a bit of a rampage referring to white reporters as “crackers,” calling her opponent an “Uncle Tom,” blaming her loss on Israel, and shouting anti-Semitic epithets at a Jewish reporter.
8 NewsBusters has coined a great term: Fauxtography
8 TW Dave, who is finally up’n’blogging again, reminds us of what it took to defeat an enemy on AUGUST 9, 1945: 61 years ago today, the world changed. Read the timeline of events that day and how a couple last minute changes diverted history, and the lives of thousands.
I've been wondering if the other two Chicks are p-o'd that Natalie opened her BIG MOUTH and slammed Bush, because doing so definitely hurt their image. From Cindy Adams (link will time out tonight): The Dixie Chicks just had to postpone (another word for cancel) 14 cities on their tour. Besides that, bookers are citing advertising, promotion, convention center costs, etc., etc., and blaah blaah and threatening to sue for $3 million in losses. We're talking Dixieland country. Places like St. Louis, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis. Ticket sales went slack. The fan base went slack. Even when albums sell well, everyone's big money is in the tour. The word is, it's politics. The famous anti-Bush sentiments.
Speaking of Her Royal C, Cindy Adams writes (in that same column today): I asked pollsters about Hillary. Lee Miringoff and Barbara Carvalho, Ph.D.s, directors of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, told me: one-fourth of the people won't vote for any woman; one-fourth of the people will vote for a woman regardless of who, what or which. Then, of that quarter, half will vote only for a woman Democrat while half will vote only for a woman Republican. So, to begin with, Hill starts out with only a small chunk of the electorate.
CONGRATULATIONS NURSE G!!
Nurse G, who graduated from Elmira College
with her BS in nursing in June, passed her boards!
The test was done on computer.
At some point, the computer program shuts off
when you either answer enough questions correctly (you pass) or you don't (you fail).
You answer a minimum of 75 questions.
If the program shuts off at that point, you either did very well or very poorly.
Nurse G only had to answer 75. :~)
DO Y'THINK SHE'S SEXY?
NOTE: This is from Reuters, so I can't vouch for its accuracy, but I heard Rush mention this and found it linked on Drudge.
THESE ARE DEFINITELY INTERESTING TIMES
8Can I get a witness? The Collapse of Network News: They show no signs of really being interested in preventing a further ratings collapse among conservatives. They would rather go down with a sinking ship, pounding their desks and proclaiming the liberal gospel, than consider giving conservatives an even break on the evening news. So be it.
8 Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, it's free at last! New York Sun Sees Light, Makes Web Free
8 It appears as though the Party has left Leiberman. Leiberman loses first round, but will win the war: The real victory here - for Republicans is that the Democratic party is officially splintered and warring just a few months prior to midterms. … UPDATE: Couldn’t resist. Reports that Lieberman will run independent has sent Kos, over the edge.
8 Dennis Prager hits the nail on the head. Jews shot in Seattle, Left angry at Mel Gibson: The liberal world fears -- and much of it loathes -- fundamentalist Christians considerably more than it does fundamentalist Muslims. This is as true of most Jewish liberals -- even though conservative Christians are Israel's and the Jews' most loyal supporters and even though Nazi-like anti-Semitism permeates much of the Muslim world -- as it is of most other liberals, certainly including the mainstream media.
8 Here it’s referred to as Hillary Care, a healthcare plan the elite will never have to endure, and that's exactly the way they planned it. Socialized Medicine In Action: The real problem with socialized medicine is that while it “equalizes” everyone - it makes the care equally bad. ... The [British] government is imposing minimum wait times on hospitals that treat patients too quickly. Why? Because the system is so expensive, the government can’t afford to pay the hospitals that actually treat people in a timely manner. If that’s not rationing care, I don’t know what is.Keep in mind that the “waiting time” we’re talking about here does not mean how much time you have to sit in the waiting room - it’s the amount of time you have to wait for a procedure or test.
8 Another loony liberal plan, this one in Scotland. Expert: give alcohol to children as young as five: CHILDREN from the age of five should be encouraged to drink wine at home to prevent the toll of alcohol abuse in later life, one of the country's leading experts on the problem has told Scotland on Sunday.
8 It's that Dixie Chick karma comin' round. Payback's a bitch. Dixie Chicks Cancel Shows, add Others: Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates. Kansas City, Houston , St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site. Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates.
8 Babs “take the money and run” Streisand doesn’t give a fig for people. We don't call her BS for nothing. (Link will time out tonight.) PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO NEED MONEY: THE Streisand concert. The one I first told you about. The one I explained is her third once again final and for ever farewell ta-ta, bye-bye, so-long, adieu, auf weidersehn, I'm done, I'm finished, I'm outta here tour. The one I told you has prices up the kazoo, like $750 tickets - with some even more expensive that come with her $40 souvenir program thrown in free.
This modest little undertaking? Not going so well. The reaction's underwhelming. Entrepreneurs who aren't selling out are wondering, is the public over her, or is this tab just finally too much? Under consideration is reducing the number of 20 nights in 10 cities since not every single seat in every single venue's selling out faster than Mel Gibson can mumble "I'm sorry." Folks figure $2,000, give or take a few bucks - what with parking, dinner-for-two, baby sitter, etc. - is too much to hear "People who love people are the grabbiest people in the world" again. Although, per recent photos, there is lots more of her to see these days. Now officially laying claim to The 200-Pound Gorilla label, Miss B.S. is currently working to lose a few before starting the tour.
What the woman is not willing to lose, however, is bread. The stuff about some designated portion going to charity is a nice catch-all afterthought. This once more FFFFF (friggin'-final-forever-farewell-farce) is a big-time payday deal. And she's already pocketed the millions. In advance. All of it. Before the tour begins. Maybe as much as $80 mil. She doesn't personally give a fig if behinds fill the seats or not. Her deal was cut back aways with the promoter. She already got paid. In full.
Oy, Yentl, we hardly knew ye.
8 She doesn't want you to look, so go ahead! Malibu Babs' Estate
8 And finally -- If anyone anywhere ever thought that labeling Twitney Spears as po' white trash was a bit too harsh, then look at these pictures: Something about the way Britney Spears is standing reminds me of a really pathetic penguin in this picture. Although I feel like I should applaud her outfit or something. Like it's an achievement somebody of her mental capacity managed to get dressed without accidentally burning themselves on the stove.
THERE'S A WHOLE LOTTA BIGOTRY OUT THERE
So why is everyone pickin' on Mel? I was hoping I'd wouldn't feel the need to blog on Gibson for a while. However, I see this picture of him all over the Net. Mel: the Left's poster boy for bigotry, even though they've had a perfectly good one in Robert "Sheets" Byrd, who used to be some high muckety-muck in the KKK. The picture is linked to AN URGENT POLL!!! for NewsMax. Of course, in order for your vote to count, they want information on you so you can be bombarded with requests for money. Ahhh, no thank you.
Today's TAS had another article on Gibson, this one about some of the movies he's done. Oh puh-leeze, Mel Gibson is an actor, not an historian!
The Real Case Against Mel Gibson: The more serious matter is that he has taken part in a series of probably highly influential films that tend to portray falsehood as fact, and which, at a time when it seems "Anglosphere" cultural and political unity is of some importance, even setting aside the possible anti-Semitism of The Passion of the Christ, seem aimed at setting Australians against British, Scots against English and Americans against British
And if that isn't bad enough, now the drive-by media are going after the Gibson kids.(This link will time out tonight.) MEL'S KIDS 'TERRORS' OF MALIBU: One local tells us that Gibson's kids, a daughter, 26, and six sons ranging in age from 7 to 24, "are the holy terrors of Malibu. They do whatever they want."
According to one story repeated by neighbors, Gibson's high-school sons tried to buy two kayaks from a surf shop and demanded the store put them on credit. When told the family didn't have an account there, a source says, "They got very angry and started shouting, 'Don't you know who we are?' " (Staffers at Zuma Jay's and the Malibu Surf Shack, the two kayak stores in Malibu, say they don't recall such an incident.)
Malibu resident Shari Nassimi also finds the Gibson spawn wayward, but in an unspecified way. In a letter to the editor of Surf Rider News, Nassimi writes, "If Mr. Gibson would only pay attention to his own family and children, [who] have had issues of their own . . . he would [stop] perpetuating what he points to in others as evil."
Meanwhile, despite Gibson's apparent dislike of Jews, there are some he likes a lot. His long-time personal bodyguard is an Israeli, Avi Korein, 45, and his publicist, Alan Nierob, is the son of Holocaust survivors.
In his favor: Women Who Partied With Gibson Come to His Defense
I realize that Mel's drunken tirade was all some people needed to label him an anti-Semite, but I'm not convinced. So far, it's a one time rant -- while drunk -- as opposed to a history of sober proclamations. For example ...
8 From the woman who’s made big bucks with her anti-Christian slurs -- Madonna's letter to Mel Gibson: The ‘Hung Up’ singer is furious with the ‘Lethal Weapon’ actor for making anti-Semitic remarks but has decided to pen a four-page letter to see if she can help.
8 On the Today Show: As Noor Knocks Israel, Ann Curries Favor - Suggests Hezbollah 'Savior'
8 Is this Democrat a racist?: Perata raises eyebrows with "cracker" comment
8 Lanny Davis slimes the right with his op-ed in the WSJ: Bigotry and hate aren't just for right-wingers anymore
And now, speaking of bigotry, a big THANK YOU! goes out to photographer Adnan Hajj and Reuters. Because, if it hadn't been for Hajj's sloppy photoshopping skills and Reuters blind acceptance of such biased rot, I would actually trust some news reporting. (Remember how the Left claimed there were no "checks and balances" when it concerned Rush?) But from now on, I'll view all the news, not just Reuters, with a jaundiced eye. After all, Reuters: If you can’t trust their pictures; how can you trust their reporting?
I HATE FINGER MOUSEPADS!!!
I'm caring for Little H today -- had to get up at 4:00a.m. -- so I won't be blogging up my usual storm. I'm using Nurse G's iMac, at least I think that's what this is. It's an Apple laptop with a finger mousepad, and I HATE FINGER MOUSEPADS!! I had hopes of actually posting something, but the posting site looks different; it's lacking all the options. I can type this and publish this, but I can forget about adjusting fonts and size and colors. I can't add links or pictures, either. >:O So, this is it, just a message to say that this is it. If I'm not too pooped tonight, I'll post something then.
In no particular order ...
8 This faux outrage is already getting to be so yesterday. Readers: Mel Gibson will bounce back: Perhaps the most interesting insights came in the part of the survey in which readers were asked for their opinion of the whole Gibson affair. Media Life asked: What do you think the appropriate reaction toward Gibson is, from both Hollywood and the American public? Opinions were all over the place. Many felt it all was much ado about nothing and that Gibson didn't deserve the attention.
8 Oh by the way, Mel Gibson Has Israeli Bodyguard: Korein is Jewish. But so is Gibson’s publicist.
8 They’re not quite clippin’ coupons just yet -- Studio blows 'overpaid' Cruise off the screen: The Hollywood studio that bankrolls his films is not backing any more Cruise movies until he agrees to a significant paycut. … Cruise is not the only star to suffer as Hollywood bosses cut jobs and get tough with expensive talent. Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and Reese Witherspoon are all “on holiday” with no immediate film in prospect, while Brad Pitt recently took a pay cut to play Jesse James.
8 Geezer TV. As Dave ages so has his late night audience: Letterman simply can’t identify with young people anymore, which becomes even more obvious when he’s compared with late-night cable shows like Comedy Central’s “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and Adult Swim’s “Family Guy” that do it so well.
8 They must be getting desperate -- Democrats label their opponents as racists as a dirty political tactic: Usually, conservatives/Republicans are on the receiving end of such chicanery.
8 If you never got enough of OJ -- O.J. SLAYS 'EM IN WILD WEB TAPES: A never-before-seen trove of O.J. Simpson tapes shows the disgraced gridiron great bumping and grinding with a bevy of babes, giving a friend foul-mouthed advice and calling Oprah Winfrey untruthful. … Pardo says he began taping Simpson after their mutual attorney suggested the producer take the infamous murder defendant out on the road to help rehab his image.
8 Who woulda thunk that this is a 60 Minutes production! What is Pallywood?
8 Fidel fidelity. Democrat Charlie Rangel loves Fidel: Rangel went on to equate our soldiers serving in Guantanamo, our President and America to Castro's communist regime. His distress over the plight of the poor terrorists being held at Guantanamo was sickening.
8 Down memory lane: We Fought WWII on the Home Front
8 The all-American store -- The 'Shop Sears' E-Mail: True, or an iHerring?: I was curious whether the email was correct. So I picked up the phone and called Larry Costello, my PR contact at the company.
8 A BIG welcome to the new kids in the blogosphere: The Radio Patriots
h/t Dave (He said he’ll be operational Tuesday)