February 28, 2005

Snow Sucks, drink a TAB

I had a meeting today in Capital City (formerly known as Harrisburg) with some civil service types. Got there, was getting off the exit from the highway and got a call saying that because of the snow, the meeting was cancelled. It wasn't even snowing yet, but they decided to cancel anyways because they didn't want us to drive there.

Too late.

Then I want to the store and bought some stuff for supper. Having a strange craving for saccharin, I purchased a fridge pack of TAB.. And yes Coke still sells TAB in backwoods areas like where I live. Actually between TAB and Pabst Blue Ribbon, I'm pretty retro. And that is mint.

I am having Fondue for supper, then while drinking my TAB, I'm gonna watch Back to the Future.

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February 27, 2005

Required reading

Today, since it's Sunday, and I don't go to church, I am reading an excellent book. It is fast paced, erotic, and mentally stimulating.

What book is it?


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February 25, 2005

Hole in the Pope

Yes it's true. I gave the Pope my cold.

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February 23, 2005

Our Black Robed Masters

It looks like with the Supreme Court set to meet again (sans Renquist) one case they will hear will have lasting impact on you and your children.

It is the case involving private property rights. That is, can government take your house to put up a bigger house or a Wal~Mart?

They can already take it for a road, but if the Supreme Court finds in favor of the government, then they can take your property for other private uses.

A house facing a busy intersection could be turned over to an oil company seeking to open a gas station, they say. A middle-income neighborhood could be demolished to make way for a Wal-Mart or Costco. Private homes may not be the only target. Tax-exempt churches and service organizations like the Elks Club or Moose Lodge could be seized to make room for taxpaying businesses, these critics say.

"The Supreme Court is really faced with a choice here," says Ms. Berliner, who is a member of the legal team representing the New London homeowners. "If they affirm the Connecticut Supreme Court, they will fundamentally change the meaning of property ownership for everyone in the United States."

We'll keep an eye on this. In the meantime, I think I'm going to read Mark Levin's book.

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Virus Update

germ.jpg I'm still sickly. I am feeling better though. Though as Sarah points out, the bug is moving backwards. I don't wish death upon the one who gave me and the wife the bug anymore. Tonight I'll go for a frosty beer and smoke a cigar.

A funny thing happened today. While trying to backup my photos from iPhoto to my iPod, I accidentially copied all the photo referencers to my desktop. Since they were protected systems files they couldn't be delted in the normal fashion.

Each time I tried to delete a reference I had to hit the "continue" button to properly delete it. Since there were 1025 of them, it took a while. My finger hurts from hitting the mouse button 1025 times.

In refernece to an earlier post about the "student" accused of conspiring to kill President Bush, it seems he has supporters.

I wonder if they are the same ones who wear "Free Mumia" shirts

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February 22, 2005

Well, he isn't Irish

Sometimes when you hear a story, it sparks a flame, a light goes off and you see things in a clearer light.

Take for instance this story, of a fomer High School valedictorian who was arrested for plotting to kill President Bush.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A former Virginia high school valedictorian who had been detained in Saudi Arabia as a suspected terrorist was charged Tuesday with conspiring to assassinate President Bush (news - web sites) and with supporting the al-Qaida terrorist network.

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 23, a U.S. citizen, made an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court but did not enter a plea. He contended that he was tortured while detained in Saudi Arabia since June of 2003 and offered through his lawyer to show the judge his scars.

When I first heard the headline the last naive part of me expected him to be named Chad Joeseph McGinty or something. Instead it's Ahmed Omar Abu Ali. Which in islamofascist means Jim Smith. Why would I be surprised that Omar was in his name?

I guess he wasn't Irish afterall.

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Feed a cold

I am still feeling sick. Actually in retrospect, I have bronchitis. Slight fever, aches, deep cough. Yup. that's it.

Last night on the news they even had a story on the latest outbreak of bronchitis. Like I need a news story to tell me that everyone I know has the same cough.

This weekend while I was sick and resting, I read the latest Michael Crichton novel, State of Fear. The lefties claim it's pure balderdash, while many on the hard right are comparing it to Atlas Shrugged in it's subtle way it points out an ideology and backs it up.

Oh Please. The book was okay, but wasn't great literature. Crichton is hardly Ayn Rand.

If you really care about my thoughts on State of Fear, you can go to Blogcritics and read my review.

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February 19, 2005

The Tax Man Smoketh

You know how the big thing right now is buying cigarettes on-line to avoid paying tobacco taxes in your home state? I know a lady that buys her cigs from some Indian reservation and gets them for $15 a carton.

In Michigan, the loss of revenue has prompted lawmakers to send tax bills to those unsuspecting smokers.

Hundreds of Michigan residents are getting a big surprise this tax season--hefty tax bills for cigarettes they bought online over the past four years.

The state sent the bills to 553 residents last week after subpoenaing 13 online tobacco shops for names of Michigan customers and their order histories, a Michigan Treasury Department spokesman Caleb Buhs said on Friday. The tax bills are based on information from just one store, and the state expects to collect more names from the others.

Collectively, the people receiving this first round of bills owe the state $1.4 million, an average of $2,500 per person, Buhs said. They have until March 14 to pay.

"At its most fundamental level, this is an issue of tax fairness," State Treasurer Jay B. Rising said in a statement. "It is only right that out-of-state vendors, who conduct business only online and at arms length, follow the letter of the law. These taxes are collected by brick-and-mortar businesses in Michigan, and Internet vendors should not be allowed to skirt their responsibility."

I like how he says "tax fairness". There is no such thing. No tax is fair. I think he's just mad because the free market found a way to circumvent opressive taxes. It's definately not fair to the mostly middle class who are trying to save a buck or two on a pack of cigarettes. These taxes are just punitive and fund politicians pet projects.

Maybe Jay Rising should take some economics courses and learnd about supply, demand, and free market fources at work.

Here is some good information on smoking bans and smoking taxes

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February 18, 2005

Chest full of fun

Both the wife and I have a full blown chest cold. Actually her's is bronchitis. I don't feel sorry for her though. On two occasions recently in the past two months she neglected to take all her penecillin for her sinus infection and strep throat.

Now the bug is back, and it's pissed. If she would have killed it early, it wouldn't be back bugging her.

Don't you see any similarities between that and the war on terror? Kill the terrorists when you got the chance.

Michelle Malkin is sick too, so I am in good company.

You had to know I'd make it a war on terror piece eh?

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February 17, 2005

Tax on the poor

David Flannagan has an interesting take on the lottery.

This is especially important to look at state sponsored gambling because Pennsylvania has recently approved slots.

Wanna play some hold em' anyone?

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Spam, eggs, sausage, spam

I hate spam and all spammers. I don't get much spam because of the efficient filters I have. But what makes me mad is that when I try to send various e-mails for work, they often get spam blocked becuase of either having a basic subject, or too many links.

If I get a call from someone who asks for information, and I send them an e-mail with the subject "info you requested". It gets blocked. I gotta come up with funnier subjects.

The thing is, is that I use all my funny subject brainpower here.

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February 15, 2005

Defend the Defenders: Ilario Pantano

I thought our soldier's jobs are to kill terrorists. I thought war was hell, and that the object was not to die for your country, but to make the other SOB die for his?

Tell the Marines.

A Marine by the name of Ilario Pantano is being tried for premeditated murder for killing a pair of terrorists.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Marine has been charged with a military count of premeditated murder for shooting two Iraqis during a search for an enemy hide-out, and faces a possible death sentence if found guilty, his lawyer said Thursday.

Second Lt. Ilario G. Pantano, 33, is accused of "numerous violations" of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Marine Corps said.

Michelle Malkin discusses it as does Jack Lewis

What kind of world is this?

I urge you to read these stories and get the word out. The lives of our soldiers are at stake.

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Abortion is wonderful? How about marrying children?

According to Chris Rock, host of this year's Oscars, abortion in America is a "beautiful thing"

Also, in case you were invited to Mary Kay LaTourneau's wedding to her 18 year old man-boy, you can buy them something from their gift registry. Do they have Pokemon on their registry?

Or, sign their gustbook

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February 14, 2005

If you break my heart, I'll break your jaw

I am listening to my Sirius radio. Channel 73, Swing Street to be exact. A song called "It's a sin to tell a lie" just came on. This guy singing it is saying that you better not break my heart, It's a sin to tell a lie.

And then he says specificially "If you break my heart, I'll break your jaw". Good Valentine's Day song eh?

Musta been 1933 it was written. Because the closest we've gotten to that lately is that Brittany Spears song "Hit me baby one more time".

Try to write a song today about breakin a girl's jaw, and even the unions song writers union won't even protect that.

Posted by tbux at 03:26 PM | Comments (0)

Apparently I'm not a homo

According to Chris Rock, gays watch The Oscars.

I don't watch the Oscars, so therefore I must not be gay.

I used to watch the Oscars every year while in college. But that was because it was at my roomate's girlfriend's apartment. And a lot of chicks were there.

I would go to a Kenny G concert if I thought I might meet a lovely lady.

But I'm married now, and don't need to impress my wife, who doesn't like the Oscars anyways, so If I would have tried to meet here I wouldn't have met her at an Oscar party anyways.

Posted by tbux at 01:05 PM | Comments (0)

Be More Gay

A lady on Philly's WPHT 1210 is talking about the need for men to 'be more gay'.

What she means is that women like men who are suave, sophisticated, and well dressed. She says that women appreciate men who treat them well, appreciate beauty, fashion, and good music. (to them it means Celine Deion). Kind of like that Leopold guy in the movie "Kate and Leopold".

I think women made us all fucked up. There was women's lib; they wanted to be treated the same as men. Equals and all that. Sexual harassment suits for saying a woman looks nice became a fear for most men, so we stopped treating women like women.

But now they want both worlds.

The other day I was at a dinner and they were playing some Benny Goodman. It reminded me of a time when women were women, and men were men. People dressed nice, said please and thank you, and holding the door open for a woman got you a nice thank you, not a lawsuit.

I'm not saying we should go back to pre-sufferage, but I think a little chivalry will go a long way.

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February 11, 2005

Damn Yankees

Jason Giambi had a press conference to apologize for something he wouldn't name. Like Special Ed from Comedy Central's Crank Yankers, Jason just repeated the phrase "I'm sorry" without saying what for.

NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi twiddled his thumbs, crossed his legs and fidgeted in his chair.

He said he was sorry five times. He apologized three times.

Giambi said he let down the fans, the media, the Yankees and his teammates.

To the New York Yankees. To his teammates. To the fans.

But he never said why. And he never talked about using steroids, never mentioned the word.

Michelle Malkin has a good roundup of stories about it.

Typical of a Yankee asshole.

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February 09, 2005

Go Daddy O!

It turns out that the actress with the "waredrobe malfunction" comercial during the superbowl for godaddy.com got her start doing soft core porn.

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Smoke this Churchill

If you want proof that liberals hate America, just look at the babblilngs and American hating speak of Ward Churchill. Furthermore what is worse is the throngs of adoring fans that cheer his hatespeak.

A University of Colorado professor who ignited a firestorm by likening the World Trade Center victims to Nazis received a standing ovation Tuesday from a crowd of more than a thousand who packed a ballroom to hear him speak.

University officials had announced plans to cancel the speech because of security concerns then backed off after Ward Churchill filed a lawsuit earlier Tuesday asking a judge to force the school to let him speak.

More than two dozen campus police officers inside the ballroom used handheld metal detectors to scan attendees for weapons. It was not immediately clear if police found any.

Outside the ballroom, about 250 people who were turned away, listened to Churchill's speech on speakers set up by university officials.

The crowd was loud and orderly as an Churchill, whose writings and speeches face a 30-day university review that could lead to his dismissal, spoke: "I do not work for the taxpayers of the state of Colorado. I do not work for (Gov.) Bill Owens. I work for you," he said to thunderous applause.

I defend his right to be an asshole. I don't necessarily think he should be fired. Part of free speech is defending any kind of speech, including hatespeak.

The more he speaks like this, the more reasonable thinking people will see how looney the left is.

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The two parties are just the same

I hear this a lot. That the two party system is broken and that we don't really live in a democracy. Both parties are just the same.

Wizbang discusses it as well.

That argument that we need a third party either comes from

A. Disgruntled Democrats, angry that they can't win an election.
B. Hippies who hate America
C. People who have no clue.

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Ask Wednesday

I had a Jewish friend in college. He was very interested in the faith of my birth, and I was interested in his Jewish faith. He told me about his holidays, and I filled him in the the fun holidays of the Christian faith.

The one that interested him was Easter, and whole whole Lenten season. He particularly had trouble understanding Ash Wednesay which he misunderstood as Ask Wednesday. He came to me and asked, "What are you asking for on Ask Wednesday".

I told him we didn't ask anything except why I have to put dirt on my forehead. I said it probably wasn't actually ashes of the previous years Palm Sunday palsm, but was really cigar ash from the smokey backrooms of the papacy.

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February 08, 2005

Complaining about Netflix

I love Netflix. I rent all my movies from them. It's great because I get a bunch of movies, 3 out at a time, and I don't have to leave my house. The nearest movie rental place is about 20 minutes away.

Generall I usually rent maybe 10 movies a month.

But there are people who are complaining about the service

Mark Hardwick: "I thought it was a great idea. You don't have to go to the video store and you get unlimited videos for a flat price."

Under Netflix's standard plan, subscribers can have all the DVD's they want for a fixed monthly price of $17.99 plus tax. Users receive up to three DVD's at one time and the total number they receive each month depends on how quickly they can view and return those DVD's.

Mark would typically request and receive 33 movies a month. That's until recently when he discovered that Netflix's rental service has its limits.

Mark Hardwick: "All of a sudden I noticed I was getting half of the amount of DVD's I used to get and so they basically have cut my service. It's not unlimited even though they say it is."

Well, you are getting a lot of movies. Basically you are watching the movie the same say you get it.

The average movie rental at a rental place is about 2 bucks. With 33 movies you are getting $66 out of your $18 a month subscription.

Seems like a good deal to me.

My odds are on the fact that he is making bootleg copies of those DVD he "watches". Maybe Netflix is cutting into his bottom line.

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Fat Tuesday and Fastnacht Day

In many parts of the world the period before Lent is a time for partying before a period of fasting and self-reflection.  The Germans celebrate Fasching, Fasnacht or Karneval and the French have Mardi Gras.  The translation of "Fastnacht" is "Eve of the Fast."  The Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish celebrate only a single day--Fastnacht Day.  The main tradition is the eating of fastnachts, which are unleavened, deep-fried doughnuts, usually made with a potatoe batter and is a way of using up the lard and before lent.

I know that this is really a regional thing, even on the state level. Eastern Pennsylvania is full of people of Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch background.

When I lived out near Pittsburgh I decided to go buy some Fastnachts on Fastnacht day, only to be looked at as if I had two heads. Apparently those soft coal stompers out there don't know what a Fastnacht is.

Anyways. Even if you can't find real Fastnacht, go out and buy a donut and eat it, and know that eating donuts on the day before Ash Wednesday is a Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish tradition, and a tasty way to bring in the Lenten season.

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Not a Winna

To add insult to injury, not only did metrosexual (meaning questionable sexuality) Tom Brady win the Superbowl, but I didn't win the haiku contest either.

A funny poem did win though. And at least the best peson won. Unlike that prissy pretty boy Tom Brady.

Sorry. I'm still pissed.

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February 07, 2005

I told you I'd win

The Eagles lost, but I still won, as they beat the spread.

I told you the money was on the Eagles.

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February 05, 2005

Superbowl Prediction: I win!!

Here is my prediction for the Superbowl.

Between the 'giant' status that has been thrust upon New England, and the fact that many sports pundits have totally written off any chances of the Eagles, I am really beginning to hate New England.

Not only is Boston home of John Kerry and the Kennedy's, but Tom Brady went to Michigan. And as a graduate of Penn State and a fan of Ohio State, I really hate that smug pretty boy makeup wearing asshat.

The Patriots are smug and are showing contempt for all things Philadelphia. The aire of cockiness is sickeing. In the long run, I think that will work against New England who will take for granted that they are superior.

Don't forget, their first Superbowl win was a surprise, as they were not favored. And their last win was by a field goal.

The only number 2 will be New England
My prediction is Eagles 29-27 over New England. Both teams will score 2 first half touchdowns and then it will come down to the legs of the kickers, with the Eagles having the last laugh with a David Akers field goal to be the deciding factor.

Plus Annika will pick a fellow Eagles (me) fan for her Haiku contest.

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Somewhat Best Wishes

Even though Tom Brady is a punk from Michigan, and plays against my beloved Eagles tomorrow, I still wish him the best after his grandmother dies. They were very close, and I know how it is to lose a close family member.

May his pain be lessened by a Superbowl loss.

Seriously, I still hope he chokes like Mamma Cass on a ham sandwich, but I wish his family well on their loved one's loss.

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February 04, 2005

70 Year old Slumber

The Rip Van Winkles (Democrats) of the U.S. Senate the other day bowed at the shrine of Franklin Roosevelt in a fashion reminiscent of the pagan religion haters that they are, to gain support for their inaction on Social Security reform.

What's funny is that FDR originally wanted personal private accounts

In a written statement to Congress in 1935, Roosevelt said that any Social Security plans should include, "Voluntary contributory annuities, by which individual initiative can increase the annual amounts received in old age," adding that government funding, "ought to ultimately be supplanted by self-supporting annuity plans."

No wonder those same Dems love the American public school system. It breeds a nation of people ignorant of history. Maybe they can go to Brown University

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A Sassy Man

I want to let you know about a new blog I was made aware of. With a purely original name, Mike's Thoughts on the World it will sure to be one of your favorites.

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February 03, 2005

Pizza Dough Recipe

It seems that half of my readers find my site via Google or Yahoo looking for a Pizza Dough Recipe.

So by popular demand, here is my recipe for pizza dough. This pizza dough recipe works best with a stand mixer, but can be beat by hand.
This pizza dough recipe also won 2nd prize in the county fair for rolls.

First, you need a stand mixer. I have a 5 quart Kitchen-Aid, but any stand mixer with a dough hook will do.

Also, you should use Unbleached Bread Flour. Bread flour works best because of the high protein content leads to good gluten to give the dough it's trademark chewey texture like good pizza dough has. Regular flour will work, but it won't have that trademark consistency.

1 1/8 cup hot water
1 T sugar
1 T Honey
1 1/2 T dry yeast
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3-4 C Flour
1 t salt (i use sea salt)

Combine water, sugar, honey, and yeast in bowl, and mix with fork for 10 seconds. Let stand 10 minutes till it starts to foam (yeast starting to work).

Add 1 cup of flour and beat with the flat mixer for 1 minute. Add the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time, beating for 30 seconds before adding more flour. Add Olive Oil and salt when you add the last of the flour.

Beat with the dough hook for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes pick a piece of the flour off and stretch to see if it streches thin enough to see through. This is called a baker's pane, and is a good indication you have worked the gluten enough.

Let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled. Punch down, and let rise another 30 minutes.

Use the dough for pizza, flatbread, stomboli, calzones, or whatever need you see fit. You can freeze the extra dough, but be sure to bring to room temperature before you use again.

Posted by tbux at 02:19 PM | Comments (0)

Democrats are freakin stupid

Wizbang points out that Democrats always deny that there is any trouble with Social Security Insurance. Despite clear data otherwise, they claim all is hunkey dorey.

But when it comes to global warming, with no clear cut evidence for it, they see it as impending doom for us all. I guess science fiction trumps science fact.

Am I the only one that sees this?

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Philly Smoking Ban on the way.

Philly mayor John Street, the corrput and morally bankrupt mayor who singlehandedly has ruined the progress and economic successes made by previous mayor now Governor Ed Rendell is now proposing a smoking ban in the city.

Mayor John Street recently announced that one of his main legislative goals for 2005 is the implementation of a smoking ban in Philadelphia's restaurants, bars and other public spaces.

The Philadelphia City Council is currently not in session, but the smoking ban will be one of the possible bills discussed during the first meeting on Jan. 26th.

Student smokers are likely to find their indoor smoking possibilities further limited; University regulations currently prohibit smoking in nonresidential buildings except in certain designated areas.

"Currently, it seems as if there would be little opposition to the ban," said Street spokeswoman Deborah Bolling, "but we can't be sure, since the Council isn't in session."

How hard is it for these dracnonian asshole to understand free market economics. If a bar wants to allow smoking they should allow smoking. I don't like rap music at bars, so I don't go to those bars, should be ban it.

I know smoking is a little different, but there are lots of things that can hurt you, and government shouldn't make that determination for me.

This guy has it all right.

From personal observation I know many restaurants, without orders from the Council Nanny, already have banned smoking (Famous Deli, for example), while others permit it only at the bar (Valanni, for example), or have created a smoke-only alcove (the Palm, for example).

These are solutions provided by the free market.

They are not good enough for Nutter, who says science proves it's "impossible" to screen out all smoke "particulates" in restaurants.

Impossible? A wall could be built between smokers and nonsmokers.

That would be costly, Nutter says.

Let the owners make that call, I say. His not-yet-writ bill is expected to be an all-out ban extending its tentacles even to private clubs.

Here's how I see it: If a restaurant allows smoking and tobacco smoke makes you retch, go to another restaurant. I don't like to watch belly-dancing while I eat, but I wouldn't ban it from Middle Eastern restaurants. I would just eat elsewhere.

If you are among the minority who is dying to smoke (pun intended), you can choose a restaurant that permits it.

I visit Philly about 4 times a year. I enjoy getting dressed up in a suit, and going to eat. I enjoy sitting at a bar, preferably Mahogany on Walnut, with my Cigar, bourbon in the other hand and enjoy the metropolitan life. I guess soon, I won't visit Philly. I'll just stay home go to the Elks, and smoke my cigar.

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A KOS by any other name

A very popular blog that many American hating leftists read is The Daily Kos. This blog could give an Instalanche to Instapundit, as KOS gets about twice the readership of the puppy blender.

The Weekly Standard has a very good story about Kos that shows despite his wacko left leanings and hate filled venom, readers stay put and so do advertisers. Many advertisers are liberal Democrat politicans.

TEN MONTHS AGO Kos's ascendancy seemed hardly pre-ordained. On April 1, 2004, Kos responded to the savage murder of four American contractors in Falluja by writing, "I feel nothing over the death of the mercenaries [sic]. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them."

At the time of this outburst, Kos was using his blog as a platform to create advertising revenue and to establish credibility for a political consulting business. His outburst threatened to destroy the budding project.

Immediately Kos' foils in the conservative blogosphere demanded that the politicians who advertised on Daily Kos remove their ads and disassociate themselves from both the site and its proprietor. One of the first to heed this call was Texas Democrat Martin Frost. His campaign noted its departure from Kos's site by saying, "There is no place for these disgusting remarks in this nation's discussion on foreign policy." Other campaigns followed the Frost campaign's lead and it seemed like Kos might have been in trouble.

But then something funny happened. While politicians distanced themselves from the site, Kos's fans stayed put. A quick glance at Kos's traffic figures for April of 2004 shows no drop-off in the wake of Moulitsas' controversial comments.

I expect a pundit like Kos to say wacky things. But I expect the public to know when they are reading a wacko. When Kos in effect said that he didn't care about the dead contractors and his readership didn't drop off, it goes a long way to explain what the left has become.

The National Review has a great article detailing how the left has become a wacko party of division.

Posted by tbux at 08:24 AM | Comments (0)

February 02, 2005

SOTU: Breakdown of Liberal's minds

No live blogging for me tonight. I'm going to watch SOTU address and comment on it tomorrow, and I'll be sure to let Wizbang know.

Here is my prediction on what will happen. Bush will lay out clear plan on what he wants to do in the world. That includes freedom and democracy for all, option for private accounts in social security, a diet plan for Michael Moore, and candy for all babies.

The Democrat response will be opposite whatever President Bush says tonight. If he said he wanted a cure for Cancer, I'm sure Nancy Pelosi would find something wrong with it.

I also look for moronic catch phrases from the Democrats. My favorite last year was from Ms. Pelosi herself. I paraphrase here: "I want our foreign policy to be a beacon of light and not a guided missle"

Well that guided missle just brought democracy to about 10 million people in the past year. More than her "beacon of light" ever brought about.

The Democrats continue to lose it.


I didn't get a chance to see the whole thing, so it would be journalistic like CBS to comment. Read Michelle Malkin

Posted by tbux at 08:01 PM | Comments (0)

The Mainstream Media Trusts Islamofascists

Regarding what turned out to be a prank photo of a GI Joe doll, the mainstream media really jumped off the bridge of responsible reporting.

When they reported this as fact they relied on the false assumption that these terrorists tell the truth.

But when Little Green Footballs reported the Dan Rather lie, blogs were just called "kook web-sites", and not "fact". But I guess terrorist blogs are always true.

Posted by tbux at 12:19 PM | Comments (0)

Haiku Contest

Annika's Journal
Features a Haiku contest
I hope I win it

Go take a look to see what I'm talking about.

Posted by tbux at 10:02 AM | Comments (0)

NFL Films Restoring Images

Sometimes photos are the only things we have of someone. They are a frozen frame of a moment in time that will never happen again.

When my house burned down in college I lost a lot of things. Furniture, houses, and clothes can be replaced. The memories of photographs cannot.

NFL films is working with Kodak to restore those images. They are nearly complete, and now relatives of those lost on 9/11 can view images of their loved ones.

NFL Films is known as the keepers of the flame, a nickname legendary Bears coach George Halas bestowed on the company. For 40 years, fans have treasured their Emmy-award winning work. Each year, Steve Sabol's company processes 1,000 miles of film. More than 100 million feet of film sits in the vault. No one knows film like NFL Films.

And now, because of the hard work of the people of NFL Films, relatives of World Trade Center victims may soon have the fondest of keepsakes returned.

The Port Authority says some 8,000 images of photos found at Ground Zero have been made available on a password-protected website beginning this past week. The PA and the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. are notifying relatives of the victims about the site, which can be accessed through the victims' "reported missing" number.

The NFL and NFL films are indeed a class operation. My hats off to them. It goes to show that American companies are not all bad.

There is also a very comprehensive write-up about this story right here.

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High on the Hog

Happy Groundhog day everyone!!

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February 01, 2005

My Doll was kidnapped!!

It's very serious when the evil doers in Iraq kidnap Americans. Usually it ends up like what happend to Nick Berg.

But it's funny when the evil doers resort to photoshops to scare us into submision.

Case in point, the case of the kidnapped doll.

When all they can do is send in doctored images to scare us, we know we have them by the short curlies. And as the Gipper said, "When you have them by the short curlies, their minds will soon follow".

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Fun for Bloggers

Sure, we don't have enough to do in our day that takes us away from real work, but here is something new. It's a site called Blog Things. Lots of fun quizzes, content generators, and generally items to keep you away from actually blogging real content.

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I want this from you

I have a wish list at Amazon. You can view it here

It's pretty simple. One thing that is interesting is that you can look up people. Random people, people you know or work with.

I found some interesting things on people's wish lists. One time at my prior job I found that my co-worker had all these books on tantric sex and collections of erotica on her wish list.

Needless to say I was shocked.

Here are some interesting wish lists that may tell a lot about people

This guy seems to be left-brained

GI Joe is there!!

Could this woman be Amish?

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Our Robed Masters' dogs

The robes masters in the United States Supreme Court said it's ok for a dog to sniff your car without probable cause.

Over at The Agitator, he describes why this is so dangerous.

Isn't the court supposed to protect our rights? Maybe I read the constitution with the mentality of just some layman, but maybe I can see it as a regular human and not a lawyer in a robe would. Is that too bad?

Posted by tbux at 09:42 AM | Comments (0)

Air Raiders

Michelle Malkin updates us on the Air Marshals and their nicely pressed suits. That way I don't have to.

Yeah, I always wear a dark black suit when I go to Hawai'i.

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