Comments Update

I’ve heard from many people saying they’re unable to comment due to an inability to register or sometimes the comments mechanism simply doesn’t show up (which seems to happen when accessing a single post).

I’m working to install the Haloscan comments system. As soon as that’s done, comments should be a little easier to negotiate.

In the meantime, enjoy the music and feel free to go shopping.

Update: Success! (I think)

As you can see, the Haloscan comments are up and running. This should make it a lot easier to post comments. Let me know if there are any problems please!

Hillary Is Hypnotizing Her Way to the White House, One Voter at a Time

I’ve figured out what Hillary’s up to. Avoid eye contact or you’ll become one of her willing thrawl!

She started practicing this technique years ago:

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But now Hillary’s got it down to a science, and her poll numbers and campaign donations are rising as she does this more and more.

How does it work? First comes a hypnotic maneuver called “The Dracula”:

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If that doesn’t do the trick, it’s on to “The Hannibal Lechter”:

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Inevitably, the victim stops struggling and is completely submissive:

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Don’t be a victim! Avoid eye contact with Hillary!

(h/t to Kitty and Dlisted)

Congress Fails The Troops, Part XVI: Many Air Force Planes Older Than Some Politicians

There’s really no excuse for this, but then again, it is Congress that I’m referring to.

U.S. Air Force pilots are flying planes so old that some were built during the Eisenhower administration, and still Congress is delaying new appropriations to modernize America’s aging fighters, bombers and other military aircraft.

The average age of today’s Air Force fleet is 24 years.

Big B-52 bombers, which played a critical role in America’s recent efforts to liberate Iraq and stabilize Afghanistan, are over 45 years old.

Read the rest of the story and you’ll realize that the “we support the military” mantra from many members of Congress is just lip service that is occasionally fatal to our service members.

The article refers to an incident in 2002, when Maj. James Duricy was flying a 30-year-old F-15 and was killed after ejecting over the Gulf of Mexico. An investigation showed that part of the aircraft’s internal structure had corroded.

Why are the planes, many of which aren’t even operable, being allowed to rust to death with Ike’s golf clubs, not to mention pilots, inside without supplying the money for replacements? Simple Congressional oversight? Of course not. Like they always say, “follow the money, power and vote trail”:

The lawmaker (U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.) says the Air Force reported spending about $4 million daily and $1.7 billion annually to maintain 330 aircraft “they can’t use and are not planning to use.”

Included are a mix of ancient KC-135 tankers, C-130 air lifters, F-117 fighters, U-2 reconnaissance planes, and C-5As.

It’s not the Air Force brass’s idea to nurse along this old iron. Restrictions on retiring the nation’s oldest aircraft are written into law — thanks to some members of Congress who worried that deep-sixing the planes would make bases in their district or state targets for the dreaded base closing process.

So, once again, politicians place their political lives above and beyond military lives, and in some cases, items that are crucial to the very long-term survival of the United States.

I’ll bet if these planes were going to be used to fly the fat butts of Congress around, there would be appropriations for a brand-spankin’ new fleet of planes before they can say “I fully support the troops.”

Bush Participates in Annual DC Event

nullThat’s right, it’s “Take your Klansman to work day” in the nation’s capitol!

Bush is seen in the picture lending a hand to Senator Robert Byrd, one of the president’s more outspoken critics. The AP photo that appeared in the Charleston Daily Mail didn’t make the rounds much, but had Bush let go of Byrd’s hand I guarantee it would have.

On a side note, I find it hilarious that a former Klansman is third in line in the order of presidential succession. If Byrd were a Republican, this might even make news.

The Nomination of Hillary: A Welcome Prospect for Scary Reasons

Hillary Clinton has her hands on $36 million in campaign funds after the first quarter of this year. That comes from $26 million raised since January 20th, $10 million transferred from her senate re-election campaign, and sure, maybe some more cattle futures windfall.

Hillary won’t accept Federal matching funds so she’ll be able to spend as much as she wants over the entire course of the campaign.

It’s all too clear at this point that the Democrat in the best position to win the nomination is the woman with the personality that warms you up like a handful of refrigerated ball bearings down your shorts. I’m looking forward to this election cycle more than any in recent memory. Bring it on.

It’s time.

It’s time to match up old school leftist philosophy against — whatever the Republicans put up, which may well be new school wishy-washy fence-sitting rhetoric. If that’s the case, Hillary deserves to win, and we deserve Hillary. I take that back — Republicans who let it happen will deserve Hillary, but unfortunately the rest of us will be along for the ride, and Ted Kennedy’s going to help drive while Bill navigates from the back seat — awash in coed giggles.

It’s time to find out the true direction of the United States. If we’re going to sink into oblivion, we should at least want to be able to prepare our kids and grandkids for what’s coming.

Late next year, we’ll have a choice to make. If Hillary’s the nominee and she’s elected, so be it. At least we’ll be clear that the dependency culture has reached critical mass and the right lacks a voice with which to explain how the primroses on that path are in fact thumbtacks and hot coals. We’ll have a little time to begin planning what to do, not to mention where to go, next.

If Republicans let it happen, it will be their fault, not Hillary’s or those voters who believe that her election will bring about a harmonic convergence of free health care, global peace and golden pantsuits. Bring it on. It’s time to find out if there’s any backbone left in the elephant. And if not, we’ll retire it to the circus where it will belong.

Thomas Sowell best summed up how time is growing short to turn things around:

Will those who are dismantling this society from within or those who seek to destroy us from without be the first to achieve their goal? It is too close to call.

The election of Hillary Clinton as president would at the very least help Dr. Sowell answer that question.

Monday's Column: Hollywood Turning Into One Big Idiot

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is about how Hollywood leftists are many, but yet indistinguishable. Moronic ramblings fly from every corner of Tinseltown and beyond, but it’s all the same bile, so it’s time to start grouping these people for easier handling.

The first trio of tripe-slingers is Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn, and Harry Belafonte — better known now as Rosie O’Pennafonte. Read more about this in “The Rosie O’Pennafonte Trio.”

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Monday.

Update: Gary B. just sent me the best piece of hate mail I’ve gotten in a long time

power surly elite Doug. you just can’t help yourself can you. the pride and arrogance fills you up with your nonsense. the power of thought scene threw you is a scary thing. the wit of a jackass hee-hawing. you bring new meaning to the educated idiot. does pauly want a cracker! you are the blind man yelling that you saw the event. no one listens. who have eyes to see. you are a hypocrite professing to be a Christan with the mouth of a whore-monger. the whore always use such talk to undermine their victims. please, no return mail. it will only be your nonsense. you have no credibility. your ratings must look like Cheney’s and bush.

the elite have cleverly snared your mind. conspiracy? yes, when you write books about how you will do it. Brzezinski said so himself. when he made the statement that white and black Americans would be the new “boat people” when they are finished with this illegal immigration. which would finish this society and turn it into a Mexican state. his words. so you are a fool! that there is not a game afoot to destroy this country and the protestant and Jewish people.

if a hundred years of history, last century, showed you nothing of all the murders of Jews and Christan’s alike. surely there will be more with people like you with no vision to see the truth! the lord will have your hided for leading his people astray especially when you sit in the horn blowers seat to sound the alarm. may god have mercy on you.

Um, Gary, I don’t care what the doctor says — stop breaking the pills in half and go back to the full dose. It might it add lucidity and get rid of the cartoon bluebirds that are fluttering around your head. And what’s the deal with kooks and their aversion to capital letters? You’d think that the “shift” key was invented by Bush.

Monday’s Column: Hollywood Turning Into One Big Idiot

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is about how Hollywood leftists are many, but yet indistinguishable. Moronic ramblings fly from every corner of Tinseltown and beyond, but it’s all the same bile, so it’s time to start grouping these people for easier handling.

The first trio of tripe-slingers is Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn, and Harry Belafonte — better known now as Rosie O’Pennafonte. Read more about this in “The Rosie O’Pennafonte Trio.”

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Monday.

Update: Gary B. just sent me the best piece of hate mail I’ve gotten in a long time

power surly elite Doug. you just can’t help yourself can you. the pride and arrogance fills you up with your nonsense. the power of thought scene threw you is a scary thing. the wit of a jackass hee-hawing. you bring new meaning to the educated idiot. does pauly want a cracker! you are the blind man yelling that you saw the event. no one listens. who have eyes to see. you are a hypocrite professing to be a Christan with the mouth of a whore-monger. the whore always use such talk to undermine their victims. please, no return mail. it will only be your nonsense. you have no credibility. your ratings must look like Cheney’s and bush.

the elite have cleverly snared your mind. conspiracy? yes, when you write books about how you will do it. Brzezinski said so himself. when he made the statement that white and black Americans would be the new “boat people” when they are finished with this illegal immigration. which would finish this society and turn it into a Mexican state. his words. so you are a fool! that there is not a game afoot to destroy this country and the protestant and Jewish people.

if a hundred years of history, last century, showed you nothing of all the murders of Jews and Christan’s alike. surely there will be more with people like you with no vision to see the truth! the lord will have your hided for leading his people astray especially when you sit in the horn blowers seat to sound the alarm. may god have mercy on you.

Um, Gary, I don’t care what the doctor says — stop breaking the pills in half and go back to the full dose. It might it add lucidity and get rid of the cartoon bluebirds that are fluttering around your head. And what’s the deal with kooks and their aversion to capital letters? You’d think that the “shift” key was invented by Bush.

April Fools Day: The Only Truly Government Holiday

nullThis is one of those times of the year that I can’t believe we don’t yet have a three-day weekend.

Every April 1st, I wait all day for some government entity to come forth and say, “April fool!” At least we’d know that it’s all been a joke — on purpose.

All of the goings-on, on both sides of the aisle, are worthy of making April Fools Day a government holiday. The list of reasons this holiday would be justified is far too long to relay here, but we’re all well aware of what I’m talking about and have our own reasons for viewing much of government as a bumbling, albeit dangerous, fool.

Of all the three-day weekends we have, another won’t make much of a difference, and I’d be happy to go a day without my mail in order to recognize what would be the most deserved Federal holiday of them all.

To back up my recommendation, here’s a quick explanation of how some think April Fools Day came into existence:

Ancient cultures, including those as varied as the Romans and the Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1. It closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20th or March 21st.) In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.

Fools errands and trying to trick people into believing something false? If that’s not politics, I don’t know what is! Come on, Congress, vote to give yourselves some deserved recognition by making April Fools Day a Federal holiday.