I Thought These People Were Against the Draft

The “Draft Gore” movement (not to mention clean tech company stock values) has been infused with new life since Al won an Academy Award.

Now there’s a “Draft Gore” petition going around. This is our chance to sign up and tell Gore that we know the first eight years he was in a position to do something about global warming, but didn’t, was just an unfortunate and understandable oversight.

All Aboard the Prince Charles Banned-Wagon

It’s been reported that Prince Charles said that banning McDonalds fast food was the key to a healthier lifestyle:

Charles, a strong advocate of organic food, was touring the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi with the Duchess of Cornwall.

He asked nutritionist Nadine Tayara: “Have you got anywhere with McDonald’s, have you tried getting it banned? That’s the key.”

The story continues to say:

Princess Diana often took sons William and Harry to the McDonald’s restaurant opposite Windsor Castle.

And the Princess is dead. Need Charles say more? McDonalds kills!

As for me, I’m only for banning one thing: jug-eared goofballs whose only real jobs have been polo and trying to tell the rest of us where and what we can and can’t eat.

Belated Happy Birthday to Ted Kennedy, Esteemed Senator and Admiral of the Oldsmobile Navy

Late last week, Ted Kennedy celebrated his 75th birthday. On Saturday, there was a birthday bash, notably headlined by the Gin Blossoms, as all of Ted’s parties are even when there’s no band present.

We’ve had a lot of fun at the Senator’s expense over the years, but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish Kennedy a happy birthday and many happy bottle returns. What did Teddy get for a gift, you’re wondering? The Reliable Source columnists have some details:

Guests invited to Ted Kennedy’s super-exclusive 75th birthday bash Saturday were wowed by the present at the curb of his Kalorama home: A new black Aston Martin Vanquish, with Massachusetts plates, wrapped in a big red bow.

The dream machine ($255,000 retail) is the stuff of legend — specifically as Pierce Brosnan’s co-star in the James Bond flick “Die Another Day.” But when we called to find out who sprang for such a memento, Kennedy’s spokeswoman quickly denied that the car was a gift.

The senator’s wife, Vicki, she said, had rented the car for the weekend, not purchased it, and was due to return it yesterday. Rented? But why the bow? Because it was his birthday, she explained. And why Massachusetts plates? Because the company that owns the car is from the senator’s home state. And if he drove it “all weekend,” why was it parked in the exact same spot with snow on the windshield yesterday?

“I got him a sports car for his birthday, but unfortunately today it turns into a pumpkin!” Vicki Kennedy said in an e-mail. “It was great fun while it lasted.”

Of course, nobody believes the car was rented. What was the reason it was returned then? It could be that Vicki Kennedy realized that getting Teddy a car for his birthday is a little like giving Lizzy Borden a hatchet for Christmas, but I doubt that’s the real reason.

The truth, however, is probably that nobody bothered to remember, until it was almost too late, that the Aston Martin is manufactured in Europe and it might not look good to be giving one to “Mr. Pro-American Labor.”

Then again, the car might have been returned because it was discovered that Astons don’t float. Or maybe the gift card said, “With appreciation and admiration — Jack Abramoff.” The possible reasons are endless.

Ted Kennedy birthday trivia: On a cool February day in 1932, little Teddy Kennedy was born. Later that night, the baby’s father, Joe, leaned over the bassinet and kissed his new son. Because of that kiss, Ted’s cheeks still, to this day, display visible remnants of Gloria Swanson’s lipstick.

Support the Troops, Hate the War — Or Is It Vice-Versa?

We’re told constantly by Democrats and others opposing the war that they “support the troops, but hate the war.” This never made much sense to me, as it’s a little like saying you love eggs but hate chickens.

As a matter of fact, there are times when “support the troops, hate the war” gets completely flipped around. Case-in-point: Last night, a suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed 19 and injured 11 — many U.S. soldiers — outside a military base. Inside the compound was Vice President Dick Cheney.

Upon hearing the news that many of the troops they “support” were killed, some Democrats reacted predictably. “How” you ask? Did they mourn for the lost soldiers (who they support, by the way — did I mention that)? Well, many of them chastised the bomber for not getting to Cheney, or suspected other deviousness.

On this Democrat forum, reactions by many who support the troops were varied yet similar in their target.

Some of the headlines of forum posts and comments are:

“No fun when the pheasants can shoot back, huh?”

“Are we sure Cheney wasn’t gunning down another friend?”

“Wow. The Bushies missed! They really want to replace Dick in the worst way!”

“Cheney unhurt: World disappointed.”

One writes that God “must be pissed at him” (Cheney), followed by another: “I just wish he was a little more pissed off.”

Yes, can you feel the love for the troops?

But there were some who were glad the veep was unharmed:

“Thank God Cheney was fine. I couldn’t deal with it if that man were made a martyr.”

This “support” from many on the left is the type of love Jane Fonda has given the troops over the years. Fonda is just one in a long line of those who claim to ”support the troops, but not the war.” There hasn’t been a bigger pile of yellow excrement since the day after my dog ate two dozen Marshmallow Peeps.

To some degree, however, this is an accurate statement. For example, during the Vietnam war, it’s clear that Fonda supported the troops. Not ours, but still…

At any rate, let’s say a prayer for the families of those who were killed in a God-forsaken land while protecting all of us. I just thought I should say that since it would seem that those who support the troops so much haven’t yet gotten around to it.

Support the Troops, Hate the War — Or Is It Vice-Versa?

We’re told constantly by Democrats and others opposing the war that they “support the troops, but hate the war.” This never made much sense to me, as it’s a little like saying you love eggs but hate chickens.

As a matter of fact, there are times when “support the troops, hate the war” gets completely flipped around. Case-in-point: Last night, a suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed 19 and injured 11 — many U.S. soldiers — outside a military base. Inside the compound was Vice President Dick Cheney.

Upon hearing the news that many of the troops they “support” were killed, some Democrats reacted predictably. “How” you ask? Did they mourn for the lost soldiers (who they support, by the way — did I mention that)? Well, many of them chastised the bomber for not getting to Cheney, or suspected other deviousness.

On this Democrat forum, reactions by many who support the troops were varied yet similar in their target.

Some of the headlines of forum posts and comments are:

“No fun when the pheasants can shoot back, huh?”

“Are we sure Cheney wasn’t gunning down another friend?”

“Wow. The Bushies missed! They really want to replace Dick in the worst way!”

“Cheney unhurt: World disappointed.”

One writes that God “must be pissed at him” (Cheney), followed by another: “I just wish he was a little more pissed off.”

Yes, can you feel the love for the troops?

But there were some who were glad the veep was unharmed:

“Thank God Cheney was fine. I couldn’t deal with it if that man were made a martyr.”

This “support” from many on the left is the type of love Jane Fonda has given the troops over the years. Fonda is just one in a long line of those who claim to ”support the troops, but not the war.” There hasn’t been a bigger pile of yellow excrement since the day after my dog ate two dozen Marshmallow Peeps.

To some degree, however, this is an accurate statement. For example, during the Vietnam war, it’s clear that Fonda supported the troops. Not ours, but still…

At any rate, let’s say a prayer for the families of those who were killed in a God-forsaken land while protecting all of us. I just thought I should say that since it would seem that those who support the troops so much haven’t yet gotten around to it.

And You Thought The "High Occupancy Vehicle Lane" Rules Were Strict

Our friend Charles at one of my favorite blogs, Little Green Footballs, points out this story:

Three French travelers were killed by gunmen Monday in the Saudi Arabian desert when they stopped their car to rest on the side of a road leading to the holy city of Medina in an area restricted to Muslims only…

…The area the group was traveling in is restricted for Muslims only. Non-Muslims are barred from the area around Medina and neighboring Mecca, the holiest cities in Islam.

So, if you’re ever traveling on a Saudi Arabian road anywhere near Mecca, you’d be well advised to heed signs like this:

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Stay in the proper lane. No pressure.

And You Thought The “High Occupancy Vehicle Lane” Rules Were Strict

Our friend Charles at one of my favorite blogs, Little Green Footballs, points out this story:

Three French travelers were killed by gunmen Monday in the Saudi Arabian desert when they stopped their car to rest on the side of a road leading to the holy city of Medina in an area restricted to Muslims only…

…The area the group was traveling in is restricted for Muslims only. Non-Muslims are barred from the area around Medina and neighboring Mecca, the holiest cities in Islam.

So, if you’re ever traveling on a Saudi Arabian road anywhere near Mecca, you’d be well advised to heed signs like this:

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Stay in the proper lane. No pressure.

Al Gore Wins Oscar, Sequel in the Works

As ice and snowstorms ravaged the plains and eastern states, Al Gore was lauded by planet-traipsing jet-set fossil fuel hogging glitterati, winning an Oscar for his film “An Inconvenient Truth” in an Academy Awards program that was on pace to end next Thursday.

As his name was announced, Gore stood and soaked in the adulation, clutching the shiny little man proudly. But then Martin Scorsese made Gore put him down, and Al then went up on stage to accept his Oscar.

Al Gore then delivered his acceptance speech to a hall full of adoring celebs who make a fortune in an industry that is the second-largest air polluter in the state of California.

“My fellow Americans,” Gore said Sunday. “People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue, it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible will to act. That’s a renewable resource. Let’s renew it.”

Earlier in the evening, Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage to unveil a series of efforts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took to make this year’s awards more environmentally friendly.

The best way to make these awards shows environmentally friendly would be to cancel them. Did you see all the stretch limos arriving? I’m assuming those things aren’t kumquat powered.

Global warming is a moral issue? Well so is abortion, but somehow that’s dusted into the “choice” bin by Gore and his liberal friends who have attained their status by giving each other homemade climatology degrees. Why can’t global warming be a “choice” too? With liberals, “moral” issues are confined to instances which will allow them access to your wallet or some other form of control over your life, but otherwise life has more gray areas than the elephant pen at the San Diego Zoo.

Let me get this straight. Al Gore expects us to consider the murder of the unborn an unchallengable “choice” to which we should be desensitized, but at the same time we’re supposed to fall into a moral freakout because the friggin’ temperature went up 1.6 degrees?

Oh well, it was Al’s big night, so let’s let him soak it in. After all, he’s had his share of bad nights too — mostly while knee-deep in ballot boxes in the basement of the Broward County Courthouse.

This morning, as we fire up our SUV’s, let’s not consider it contributing to global warming as much as helping Al make a sequel. He deserves another good night.

Monday's Column: Geffen vs. Clintons

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is about Hollywood mogul David Geffen and his high profile switch in support from the Clintons, both of whom he’s backed for many years, to Barack Obama.

Geffen said the Clintons lie with troubling ease, and is still ticked that Bill Clinton didn’t pardon Leonard Peltier. Is Geffen just now figuring out that the Clintons are liars? Highly doubtful. Read “Why David Geffen won’t pardon the Clintons” for more.