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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)


By the close of 2012, may we be celebrating regime change in Washington! In the words of this old song:
Until then we'll have to muddle through somehow.
As I think back on 2011, I have three personal things that I'm most grateful for:

Friday, December 30, 2011

Silencing Voices

For the second time in a month, CAIR has managed to get get Wordpress to take down the web site Bare Naked Islam. See the update at the bottom of the post below.

You can keep up to date with what's happening with Bare Naked Islam by following BNI's Twitter feed.

Make no mistake: what's happening with this silencing of the voice of Bare Naked Islam could easily spread to silencing a wide range of voices on the web.

This morning, I posted the following at Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Day 2011: Texas Honor Killings?

See Texas Christmas Honor Killings: Mass Murderer Didn’t Want Daughter Dating Non-Muslim at Gateway Pundit. MORE at Bared Naked Islam, including family photos and news video.

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

The Ugly Side Of George Barnard Shaw

You are likely familiar with one particular work of George Barnard Shaw, who wrote numerous works and won both the Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar for Pygmalion, upon which the delightful musical My Fair Lady was based:

Monday, December 26, 2011

No Matter What Your Reservations About The EDL

You must watch this video all the way through:


Information about the English Defence League (EDL) HERE and HERE. Also see THIS LENGTHY INDEX of posts at Lionheart UK.

Yes, much controversy exists with regard to the EDL.

Nevertheless, much of what Tommy Robinson says in the video above the fold is clearly happening.

Furthermore, notice the following, which I posted last week at Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Is Here

Let the joyful bells ring!


Rejoice! (hat tip to Matt):


Merry Christmas!

Cameo And The Christmas Tree

(This post stuck here through the Christmas season. Please scroll down)

With many thanks to Stogie, who made the graphic for this post! Click directly on the picture to enlarge it:



I wrote the story below the fold in 2005. Within the past several months, Cameo has mellowed (somewhat, anyway, in large part due to her recent illness). But the memories of those bygone days Cameo's terrorizing the Christmas tree still bring a smile to our faces. I hope that the anecdote will bring a smile to your face too.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Ego Of The Man!

Have we ever had such an arrogant and self-worshiping President of the United States?

Today's Recommended Reading (Plus Video)

Recently, in a speech in Kansas, Obama "channeled" Teddy Roosevelt.

How much do you really know about Teddy Roosevelt? See Obama Unmasked: Calls for National Socialism and Will the Progressives Run the GOP? over at Mark America. Worth your time.

Brief excerpt from the first essay below the fold, plus a video (hat tip to Conservative Hideout 2.0 for the video).

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pepsi Cans In Afghanistan

From Bare Naked Islam (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):

Those Pepsi cans were manufactured in Dubai.

Is the image a rendering of the Twin Towers? Evaluations on that matter have been mixed.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Indefinite Detainment

At Infidel Bloggers Alliance, Midnight Rider states the following:
If you don't already realize it, the measure passed yesterday all but scuppers the Bill of Rights. Off the top of my head the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth can ALL be swept aside and denied to American Citizens if they are deemed to be substantially supportive of Al Qaida and their ilk.

[...]

This is not a slippery slope. It is a landslide threatening to engulf your Constitutionally protected Freedoms.

This could make Waco and Ruby Ridge look like a sandlot scuffle.
Find out how your Congress critter voted HERE.

Video below the fold:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Buy Lowe's!

(Hat tip to THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS)

Exercising its prerogative as a business, Lowe's has pulled its sponsorship of the television show All-American Muslim.

The usual suspects are all riled up over Lowe's decision.

And get this!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ode to the Welfare State

A 1949 poem (hat tip to Z!. Click directly on the image to enlarge it):


As FreeThinke pointed out in a comment in this thread over at Western Hero:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gag!



The following email soliciting funds for the Obama campaign sounds like a googoo-eyed teeny bopper's fan letter (hat tip to Weasel Zippers):

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Patriotism Does Live!

With thanks to homeschool parent CG, who emailed me the following video, best viewed in full-screen mode (Click on the button on the bottom right, the button with the arrows):

Friday, December 2, 2011

Where's The Beef?

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

Or should I say horse meat:
President Obama last month quietly signed into law a spending bill that restores the American horse-slaughter industry...
If a Republican President had signed this bill, the story would be all over the mainstream media and PETA would be out rioting on Pennsylvania Avenue.

How safe is horse meat for human consumption?

The Muslim Brotherhood's Inroads

Please watch the video below the fold (hat tip to Will):

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Video: Islam's Secret Santa

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

Wrap your mind around this "logic," that Allah wants mankind to sin (hat tip to Will):

The Disconnect

I don't often post a Glenn Beck video because I'm not particularly fond of his delivery. The statistics included in the video below are significant, however. Please watch:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Further Into The Depts Of Absurdity

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)



From NewsBusters, HERE is your post-Thanksgiving reading, utter stupidity spouted by Professor Melissa Harris-Perry of Tulane University and MSNBC commentator.

Excerpt:

Is Another Economic Meltdown Upon Us?


Did you chuckle and say, "This can't happen to me."

Think again. See THIS and THIS and THIS. Excerpt from the last link:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Blog Break (With A Feel-Good Addendum)


For this Thanksgiving weekend. I'll be back on Monday, November 28.

I am co-hosting The Gathering Storm Radio Show today, Friday, November 25, at noon Pacific Time. Warren is our scheduled guest.

Addendum:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

(A great big "Thank you!" to Stogie, who, at my request, designed the graphic for this post. CLICK HERE to see the Thanksgiving graphic that Stogie created for his own site)


As most who frequent this blog know, I do a lot of moaning and groaning about the present condition of our nation.

Nevertheless, despite all of the negative things that we bloggers opine about, we Americans have so much to be thankful for! I am ever aware of that fact.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Worm Turns

Apparently, Tingles is disillusioned and may have discovered that Obama is not "The One" after all (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):


Money quote:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Medicare Maze

I spent most of yesterday trying to understand and navigate the complexities of Medigap coverage.

You see, this week Mr. AOW's Medicare card arrived in the mail.

Friday, November 18, 2011

When Bloggers Leave

Recently, some of my dearest blogging friends have abandoned the task: Mustang of Social Sense, Karen of Eastern Right, and Pastorius of Infidel Bloggers Alliance. Pastorius made his announcement HERE. You can probably add to the short list I just provided.

Other bloggers, myself included, are posting with less frequency. In my case, schedule is one factor, discouragement the other. I do, however, slog on.

Even though I still enjoy the fellowship and the discussion here in the blogosphere, I no longer believe that I am "making a difference."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meanwhile, In Nigeria

Jihad continues apace in Nigeria. This jihad in Nigeria is sometimes referred to as "the lesser-known jihad."

Click directly on the image below to enlarge it:


From this source, dated November 11, 2011 (hat tip to Weasel Zippers):

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quote Of The Day

From An Ol' Broad's Ramblings:

Obama & Company

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

The above applies to more than the Obama administration, of course.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Art Or Not Art? That Is The Question.

Over at Brooke's site last week, Alligator left the following comment about modern art (if one can indeed call some of the works on display any kind of art at all):

...I was in the Baltimore Museum of Art a few years back. In the middle of an exhibition floor was a wooden crate, a bucket and several dirty rags strewn about and a stack of old newspapers. I told my wife they must be doing some work. I got too close to it and a guard asked me to step away form the exhibit. Sure enough on the other side was a label. I mean, this was stuff you find in a dumpster, and it was just sitting on the bare floor. Yet, people in high dollar outfits would walk by and oooh and ahhh over this!...

In his comment, Alligator also provided this link. Excerpt:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Musical Interlude

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

With thanks to Big Bubba, who emailed me the link to the following wonderful dance routine:


In the above video, Bob Hope is age fifty-two, and James Cagney is age fifty-six.

By the way, at the time of the filming of that dance routine, Bob Hope was a Republican, and James Cagney was a Democrat. But they got along. A lesson in civility!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Mighty Huntress


Don't let Mysti's sweet face deceive you. That cat CAN hunt!

Below the fold, see what Mysti hunted down and slew in our cellar last week. I found "the gift" on the kitchen floor when I arrived home from work one day last week.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Inhumane Occupiers

As one whose spouse is wheelchair bound, I find the following action by the Occupiers disgusting (hat tip to Conservative Hideout 2.0):

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Parable For Our Times?

The next time that a utopian offers to help you, take heed from the following:


Information about the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man"

Friday, November 4, 2011

Footage That The Mainstream Media Will Not Air

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

Must-watch below the fold (hat tip to Stogie of Saber Point):

Today's Recommended Reading

See "Anatomy of an Occupation" at American Spectator and worth your time. The author is a former Leftist.

In a comment below, Silverfiddle reminded me that the linked video in the American Spectator is a must watch. I have now posted the video below the fold in this post.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Perfect Topic For Halloween

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Lizzie Borden, of course. Video below the fold:

Obama's Economic Record

Click directly on the image to enlarge it (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):

Related information: Is another downgrade of United States debt coming soon? See THIS.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Breivik Fallout?

(Note to readers: Please scroll down for my other post today)

Maybe I'm interpreting THIS incorrectly.

Maybe not.

The word "imminent" in the letter below doesn't make sense in the Breivik context, but perhaps the hotel decided not to risk slander by using that particular word.

Politics In America Today

Chilling video below the fold (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Joe Biden's Brain: Confabulating Joe

As I've said before, Joe Biden has brain issues, including two brain surgeries for aneurysms in 1988. Just a few months ago, he welcomed Representative Gabrielle Giffords to the cracked head club upon to her return to Congress.

Simply put, Joe Biden confabulates. Psychiatric definition of the term:
to replace the gaps left by a disorder of the memory with imaginary remembered experiences consistently believed to be true.
Learn more about the fascinating phenomenon of confabulation at Wikipedia. Clearly, confabulation is often connected to wishful thinking and is not a deliberate lie in the strict sense of the word.

Monday, October 24, 2011

In Explanation Of My Recent Absence

In celebration of Mr. AOW's birthday on October 28 and to curb the boredom factor of his being disabled by a stroke two years ago, I got my beloved an iPad on October 17. Ever since that date, I've been practicing with the device and nagging my tech adviser "J.

Another steep learning curve for both Mr. AOW and me!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Meanwhile, In Dearborn, Michigan

Muslim children throw rocks and shoes, the latter symbolic, at Christian street preachers (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance for the videos below):

Friday, October 21, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Our Debt Problem Explained

(With a hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

See it, and weep. No household can possibly last long under the following economic circumstances. Click directly on the image to enlarge it:


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Musical Interlude For Autumn

(With a hat tip to Pastorius of Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

Enjoy the following contemplative work, especially appropriate during the fall foliage season here in the Northeast:


About the composer, Alan Hovhaness:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Woe Is Me!

(If you must have politics, please scroll down to the other post for today)

Sunday night, sometime during the darkness, somebody hit one of my cars, parked right here on the street where I live. Hit and run! No note!

The car, although some fifteen years old, WAS in pristine condition. I had it painted in 2009.

Now the side view mirror on the driver's side is hanging by the control cable.

Before I found the damage, the mirror had dangled over the side and put some scratches on the door. Now I have the mirror wrapped in a big sheet to prevent further damage.

Occupy Wall Street's Contradictions (With addendum)

With a hat tip to Beth of Five Ft Three (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):


Some reading about Occupy Wall Street in the next post down ("Today's Recommended Reading").

Video from Saturday, October 8, 2011, when the Occupy Whatever group in Washington, D.C., forced the closing of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum (hat tip to Weasel Zippers):

Monday, October 10, 2011

Today's Recommended Reading

How much do you know about the Occupy Wall Street Movement?

See Occupy and Seize over at Infidel Bloggers Alliance. Brief excerpt below the fold.

Friday, October 7, 2011

On A Lighter Note

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Wearying of all doom and gloom, I present my latest favorite commercial:


Mr. AOW and I have been coming up with some lines of our own.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Red October" 2011

From this source:

In 1917 Russia’s “Red October” shook the world. [meaning of the phrase "Red October"]
In 2011, the US left plans to create their own “Red October” – the first shots of a major nationwide campaign to create chaos and a fear across America.

Communist Party USA leader Joe Sims writes in the latest People’s World:
Energized by President Obama’s bold call for passage of the American Jobs Act, civil rights and labor groups are calling for a national march in Washington, D.C., on October 15 to support it. The following day Obama will deliver remarks at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial…
The Left's mask is coming off. They know that Obama has empowered them.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Federal Employees


Additional statistics HERE, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Take a look! According to that source:
These salary figures do not include the value of health, pension and other benefits, which averaged $40,785 per federal employee in 2008 vs. $9,882 per private worker, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

OUCH!

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

The best laid plans of mice and men go awry when a tooth emits waves of torment.

Yesterday, I had an emergency appointment with my dentist. He ran all sorts of texts, including x-rays, and his best assessment at this point is that I'm so stressed out that I'm clenching and grinding my teeth while asleep and awake.

Stress does cause physical symptoms, including bruxism ("gnashing of teeth").

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Idea Is Spreading?

(With a hat tip to Beamish)

A follow-on to THIS INFORMATION, read these words from Peter Orszag, Obama's former OMB director (dated September 14, 2011):
To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic. [source]
Beamish commented:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Redistribution Of Wealth

The following chart tells the story (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):

Bunkerville, who posted the above chart, makes the following observation:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weekend Humor (Or Not)

With a hat tip to Bloviating Zeppelin, the graphic below isn't humorous after all, but rather Orwellian (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):


Some reading and a bonus funny below the fold.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Midweek Humor

With a hat tip to Randy's Roundtable:


The more you learn about Obama's so-called jobs plan, the more you'll realize the truth of the above political cartoon.

If the so-called jobs plan is implemented, the failure of it will be Solyndra on an epic scale.

Button below courtesy of Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Litigious Idiocy

(With a hat tip to Tammy Swofford)

Check out this story, dated September 14, 2011. Read the entire article, but first set down your beverage so as not to ruin your computer or choke when you guffaw.

A morbidly obese stockbroker is suing a White Castle restaurant in New York because he cannot fit into the restaurant's seats.

He has been eating the restaurant chain's food for some fifty-two years and still sends his wife on burger runs to the restaurant!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tolerance For Its Own Sake

For those of you that do not know me, it has been one of my ongoing themes that one of the ways leftists seek to control the masses is through the twisting of language and the redefinition of words. Abortion become freedom of choice, taxes become investments (and so on) in an Orwellian fashion.

Is discrimination a bad thing?

We all know that racial discrimination is a civil crime and not to be tolerated but discrimination, in and of itself, is not a bad thing. At one time a refined person would have been said to have discriminating tastes and we all discriminate in our personal choices whether it is in our choice of food or our style of hair cut. We also discriminate when we choose not to associate with criminals but in this age of political correctness discrimination, along with profiling, has become the war cry of the Progressive witch hunt.

Leftists, become Socialists, become Liberals, become Progressives. Wearing out each name until it becomes a bad taste in our mouths and then moving on to another label with the same old tired tactics and asking... no DEMANDING, our toleration of the intolerable and intolerant.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blog Break


The homeschool classes that I teach resume today. I'll return to blogging as soon as I've settled into my schedule for this school term. I will be making blog rounds if and when I can.

In the meantime, I leave you with the following videos (hat tip to Z):