Monday, March 31, 2008


American Justice: Keeping Us Safe

Fresno County, CA won a judgment of almost $600,000.00 against evil 3M Corp after proving that Scotch Tape labeled "for one inch use" was actually only .94 inches wide.

I'll sleep better tonight knowing that the scourge of international tape terror has finally suffered a serious blow.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Why Women Live Longer than Men #96,110

Walter Williams on Obama and Racism

In "Is Obama Ready for America?" Walter Williams injects a bit of sanity into the current Obama/Wright brouhaha:

The fact that the civil rights struggle is over and won does not mean that there are not major problems confronting many members of the black community but they are not civil rights problems and have little or nothing to do with racial discrimination. While not every single vestige of racial discrimination has disappeared, Obama and the Rev. Wright are absolutely wrong in suggesting that racial discrimination is anywhere near the major problem confronting a large segment of the black community. The major problems are: family breakdown, illegitimacy, fraudulent education and a high rate of criminality. To confront these problems, that are not the fault of the larger society, requires political courage and that's an attribute that Obama and most other politicians lack.

It's unfortunate that Dr. Williams' views won't be incorporated into the "national dialogue on race" that Sen. Obama claims he wants. All Americans are the poorer for that.

The Art of John Daker

This may be old to some people, but it's new to me. is a music site with social networking features. Enter an artist name and you'll get a list of music tracks and a list of other, similar artists. The software tracks your listening preferences over time, then suggests playlists from other users with similar tastes. Like Pandora, is a great way to find new music tailored to your tastes.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

When Matthew Conley Came Home

United States Marine Corps Corporal Matthew Conley was killed in Iraq on February 19, 2006.

In Bedtime Stories for Catherine, Wright Thompson of offers a beautiful tribute to Cpl. Conley, his family, and his community. Please read it all.

When the Marines brought Matthew home:

Someone donated limousines for the family. The sheriff met them at the funeral home. He led them on the long drive across the state of Alabama, lights flashing. Something amazing happened along the way. At every county line, other sheriff's deputies waited in their cars, ready to escort the Conleys, blue lights on, all traffic stopped. Nothing was interfering with their awful journey
that night, from Lauderdale County to Lawrence County, then on to Limestone and, finally, Madison. All along the way, people lined the roadside, waving American flags. When the sun went down, they shined flashlights on the stars and stripes, so that the only things the Conleys saw blazing across northern Alabama were small circles of light with flags inside.

When they reached I-65, Alabama state troopers blocked off the interstate, clearing the way. Marines loaded the casket into the hearse and then the procession turned around.

It was time for Matthew to come home to Greenhill.

Words fail me. We can never, ever repay fine men like Matthew Conley for the sacrifice they've made on our behalf. We can only do our best to honor them by holding their memories dear.
Thanks to Cuffy.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Why Women Live Longer than Men #96,109

Tommy Emmanuel - Guitar Boogie

Printable Targets

OK, gun nuts--here's a nice collection of targets ready for printing. There aren't any bombheaded Mohammeds, but three good OBL's are included.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Deep Thoughts in DC: Let's Cut George Bush's Secret Service Protection!

According to Andrew Roth at Club for Growth, the law mandating lifetime Secret Service protection for former Presidents was changed in 1997, limiting protection to 10 years after a President leaves office.

The first President to be subject to this new restriction? George W. Bush.

This seems stunningly stupid to me. The same Congress that refuses to reform its bridge-to-nowhere earmarks system finds protecting the lives of former Presidents to be prohibitively expensive.

Stunningly stupid.

Why Women Live Longer than Men #96,108

Charlie Bit Me

Twelve million views and still going strong.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Housepainting Tip

If you're painting from the very top of a 20-foot extension ladder and a red wasp tries to shinny up your left nostril, just let the satanic sonofabitch do its thing.

Trust me on this one.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hello Mudda, Hello Fatah

Fatah operative Muhammad Shehadi, suspected mastermind of last week's Yeshiva murders, assumed ambient temperature today after a brief encounter with an unspecified number of "IDF forces." Fatah and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas denounced Israel's action as a "barbaric holocaust...perpetrated against our people, our women and children in Gaza." Fatah's primary benefactor, the U.S. State Dept, could not be reached for comment (ok, I made that up).

Congratulations IDF--you rock!

Update: Ynet describes Shehadi as a member of Islamic Jihad who used to be a Fatah member.


What's being uploaded to Flickr, by whom, and from where? Flickrvision has it.


Eight Year-Old Russian Harpist Alexander Andrushchenko

Why Women Live Longer than Men #96,107

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Not an Animated GIF

No matter how often I see these things, they're still interesting. Maybe I'm just easily amused.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Four Photos from Today's News

1. Lauren Burk. Murdered.

2. Lauren Burk's murderer.

3. Eve Carson. Murdered.

4. Eve Carson's murderer.

Any questions?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

It's Logic!

If four of five people suffer from diahrrea, does that mean one of five enjoys it?

Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us