Monday, October 30, 2006

Brad Pitt Gets A Wake Up Call

From those intrepid reporters at

Pitt Shocked by Anti-American Attitude

Brad Pitt discovered how unpopular America is across the globe when a group of drunk Dutchmen threatened to kill him because of his nationality.
Seems Brad was tooling around Amsterdam on a bicycle at midnight during the filming of Ocean's Twelve when he had to swerve to avoid the drunken Dutch revelers who were exiting a local bar.
I said, "Excuse me," and swerved out of the way and they started screaming, "You fucking American. We'll fucking kill you." I'd never come face to face with that before - that turn in the way we are perceived in other countries.
Now, let's look at the facts in this case, shall we?

1. It's midnight in Amsterdam.
2. Brad Pitt is riding around on a bike.
3. He swerves to avoid a group of drunk Dutchmen as they were leaving a bar.
4. Brad says "excuse me".

I guess my first question is, how did they know Brad was an American? I mean, I find it hard to believe that a bunch of Dutch drunks would immediately recognize Brad Pitt as he zoomed by them on a bicycle at midnight. Was Brad's "excuse me" so noticeably American? Perhaps Brad was draped in the flag as he rode around to guard against the chill.

I think it's laughable that Brad's first instinct is to believe the Dutch want to kill him because America has sullied its reputation across the globe and not because he's some pretty-boy Yank who almost ran over their drunk asses.

Who knows, maybe they're pissed at Brad because of how he left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie?

I know it's been a while since that all went down, but let's not forget - Brad made Jen cry.

On Oprah!

You don't just forgive something like that...

Eight Days...

It's eight days and counting until the election. The polls are still
indicating a Democratic sweep of one, maybe both houses of Congress,
and you better believe the media is trumpeting that. You can't get
away from it.

If you're a Republican like me, you may just think about staying home
on election day.

I mean, what's the point, right?


I'm staying positive about our chances for victory; it will definitely
come down to the GOP's GOTV efforts. Hopefully they'll be up to the
task. I have to hope that rational people won't want to live in a
world where Nancy Pelosi is third in line for the Presidency.

If we do keep Congress, can we once and for all declare the liberal
agenda officially rejected? I mean, if they can't win in this
environment, they have to be doing something seriously wrong.

Eight days...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Poem...

I just saw this in the comments section on Sweetness & Light, one of my regular reads. The poster's name is Nimblicity; his name wasn't linked to a blog, so I don't know if he has a site of his own. I also don't know if the poem is an original or something he found somewhere. What I do know is that it's a very clever summary of just what's facing this country right now.

And so, without further ado:

Two Guys and a Girl in Blue Jeans
“You’re a prude,” said the Euro with his hand in his pants.
“Your clothes and conventions oppress you.”
He gave her a box of buttons and a silk sock, and said,
“This is how I would dress you.”

“You’re a slut,” said the Mullah with his finger in the air.
“Your shirt and tight blue jeans reveal you.”
He gave her a baggy burqa and a silk shawl, and said
“Here’s is how I’d conceal you.”

She spurned one and both,rejecting with
pride the folly with which each would drape her.
Thus scorned, these two found,though they should
be foes,common cause and conspired to rape her.

“She” is America. The last stanza is yours to write–not with words but deeds. And
there’s a lot more at stake than public standards of dress.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Why I'm Going to Vote Republican

Michelle Malkin has a nice little post on the differences between the Dems and the Republicans going into the election. For her, the main reason to vote Republican in one of security:

As one of those post-9/11 security moms, it all comes down to a simple question for me: Who will keep this country — and my children — safer from harm?
I agree that security is a very important reason to vote for the Republicans; frankly, I will never trust the Democrats with that particular issue, no matter how hard they play at "supporting the troops".

But if I may be honest for a moment? One of the many reasons I'm going to vote Republican is because I don't want the Democrats to be in charge. More than that, I can't wait to see their faces when they lose.

When I visualize the morning of November 8, 2006, and the media is announcing that the GOP has done the impossible and held on to Congress, I see

...the heads of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Howard Dean, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, etc. literally popping off their collective shoulders and flying around the room under their own steam like so many deflating balloons (deflating like their HOPES AND DREAMS!)

...Markos Moulitsas and the rest of the Kos Kidz weeping bitterly as they deal with the fact that reality really sucks for the "reality-based" community.

...dozens of left-wing bloggers desperately trying to spin their defeat into something positive, only to give in to their true impulses and just throw tantrums while labeling those who re-elected the GOP to power as idiots who just don't get it.

...armies of Republican faithful trolling on every liberal website, leaving only one short but delicious comment: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

...George W. Bush, sitting in the Oval Office with just the barest smile on his face, the true winner in the election. Hail to the Chief, baby.

Tell me that wouldn't be the greatest day ever.

Michael and Rush

I was listening to Rush's show this week when he made his comments about Michael J. Fox. I sort of cringed when Rush said MJF was "faking" his illness in the ad - I knew what Rush meant to express, but felt he chose the wrong words to express it. He wasn't suggesting that MJF was faking about his Parkinson's in general, only that he was faking the extreme tremors in the ad.

Okay, so maybe that's a small distinction, but it is true - Rush wasn't saying that MJF doesn't have Parkinson's disease.

Although I personally don't believe that MJF was acting or exaggerating the effects of his condition, it is worth noting that he once testified before Congress without taking his medication in order to make his tremors more pronounced, so as to better demonstrate the ravages of his illness. Clearly, he knows the visual impact his tremors have when talking about his illness. I also won't deny that Michael's ad is compelling, which I suppose is the point. However, if the substance of his ads are misrepresenting the facts (which Rush claims they are), then that has to be addressed. Also, if Michael wants to throw his lot into the fight, then his actions and his motives become open to criticism; perhaps the Democrats were counting on no one having the nerve to do so. This, of course, is a favorite tactic of theirs - find messengers who are immune to attack based on the severity of their circumstances. This keeps the debate focused on the purely emotional rather than on the purely factual. Oftentimes, this indicates a lack of substance in one's position.

I am in favor of expanding stem cell research; however, I want a debate grounded in facts, not on emotion or sympathy.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hillary Comes Clean

Hillary Clinton is setting the record straight on how she got her name:
For more than a decade, one piece of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s informal biography has been that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest. The story was even recounted in Bill Clinton’s autobiography.

But yesterday, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign said she was not named for Sir Edmund after all.

It's certainly looks like Hillary's planning on running for President in 2008. After seeing how "I invented the Internet" and "Love Story was written about me and Tipper" worked out, I suppose Hillary doesn't want to take any chances.

One last quote from the article:
“It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add,” said Jennifer Hanley, a spokeswoman for the campaign.
Give me a motherfucking break!

How do these people manage to get these types of statements out of their mouths without their tongues bursting into flames? Does Hillary really, really think that bullshit actually works? Is that what we have to look forward to if she actually wins?

Friday, October 06, 2006

A Deep Cleansing Breath

Ok, I'll say it.

Mark Foley is a disgusting person. What he did was disgusting, and
I'm glad he's out. Anyone who knew about this mattter also needs to
go. I don't care who it is. That may make things harder for us in
the short term, but will only make us stronger in the long term.

Now, here's the thing.

Vote these guys out, and vote in some new, better REPUBLICANS!

We can do the right thing here and still keep ourselves in power.
After all, the alternative is to have a Democcratic majority long
after the Foley thing goes away.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Adventures in Mobile Blogging

I'm in my car, in a parking lot, enjoying my lunch hour.

Not very exciting in itself, but I'm blogging about it anyway.

You gotta love technology.

Mobile Blogging

Very cool.

I got a new Cingular 8125 smartphone over the weekend. Yes, it was expensive, and no I didn't need it. However, the phone is very cool, and has a ton of great functions. One of things I did with the new phone is something I've wanted to do for a while - mobile blogging. I just used the phone to send an e-mail message to Blogger's mobile site, and that message was uploaded as a regular post.

I look forward to doing some more mobile blogging in the very near future. I'll just drive around, see what there is to see, and blog about it.

Technology is a wonderful thing.