Monday, October 22, 2007

When Bureaucrats Attack

Anyone whose watched Top Gear for any length of time has heard them make fun of Britain's Health and Safety boards. I've always thought they were just joking around and making things worse then they are for comedy's sake. Apparently they're not.

Who knew firemen in Europe were such fragile things? My guess is if there was a fire at a Health and Safety office, the crews on the way would be obeying every speed limit, following all the traffic signs and keeping a safe distance from any heat sources.

(h/t Hot Air)


Monday, October 08, 2007

It sucks not having access to Blogger from work

Hence the very light blogging in the last little while.

But just to give everyone something to watch here's a couple videos:

The first, a beautiful example of the MSM in full liberal swing (by way of Hotair):

The hypocrisy is so thick even Kurtz can't seem to make sense of it.

And on the lighter side, a couple of WoW videos;

Starting with the infamous Leeroy Jenkins:

The not so family friendly WoW video (if you're watching this at work you may want to wear headphones)

Whose up for a little 4 wheelin':

And finally, also by way of Hotair, the maiden (and final) flight of the worlds first real X-Wing fighter.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sad News

Soon after learning of Robert Jordan's passing I received a text message with sad news that hit much closer to home; my former neighbor's cat Jake, had died over the weekend.

Jake was the cat that taught Foster how to get in touch with his feline side. Not understanding that dogs are suppose to sit on the floor or on the seat of the couch Foster would mimic Jake and perch himself on the back of the sofa. He carried this tendency into the car where, when not trying to stick his entire body out of the drivers side window, he prefers to sit on the center arm rest, sitting so that all four paws are completely on the console.

The two of them could spend hours chasing each other around Jon's apartment, never letting the other have a moments rest, but once they were done playing they would cuddle up together on the couch or the bed or whereever one of them was to lie down.

Jake was the embodiement of the pure cat. Always carefree (except when Freeloader happened by to steal his food) but with an air about him that made you quite aware that he knew who was in charge and it wasn't that "two-legs" who happened to live in his home. Always willing to curl up on the couch and enjoy some TV but at a moments notice could decide that he wanted the door opened and was not willing to take "no" for an answer.

He will be missed.

RIP, Jake Terry.

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The Wheel of Time ....

.... turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.

Yesterday another Age passed and was born into legend with the sad news that James Oliver Rigney, Jr., better know to his millions of fans as Robert Jordan, had finally succomed to the cardiac amyloidosis that had plagued his life these past two years.

Not wanting to dissapoint, he made sure that his legacy would continue by explaining his plans for the WoT series to his wife and cousin as well as through detailed notes and dictations but although the story may continue the world of Rand and Mat and Perrin will never be the same.


Monday, September 10, 2007

The Tipping Point

It appears that Lou Dobbs has finally had enough of the far lefts tactics of delaying or demonizing any immigration reform by defining it as racist.

I just love how the Democrat tries to sound reasonable by agreeing with the idea behind the bill all the while trying to come up with some reason why it shouldn't be enforced. It's the same logic they use every time a bill is put forward to put a stop to voter fraud.

In both cases the solutions are pretty straight forward and easy to implement, but also in both cases, the Democrats (and to be fair many Republicans), don't actually want to do anything about it. They'd rather just leave well enough alone.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

John Edwards - The Ultimate Nannystater

John Edwards knows better than you do what's best for you and now he want to make it the law.

I think there's a word for a type of government where every aspect in your life, including when and for what reasons you go to the doctor, are dictated to you; fascism.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

A lesson in journalism

It's always nice to see one reporter take another to task for the sorry state of affairs modern journalism has become but when Fox's Chris Wallace schools PBS's Bill Moyers the lesson seems all the more sweet by Wallace's matter of fact style.

Here's the video, by way of HotAir.

You can almost see Chris trying to hold back a smile as he takes Moyers out to the woodshed.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bitch slapping - the 21st century way

A lesson in reading comprehension (as well as other things) courtesy of Jeff at Protein Wisdom.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A White House Wedding?

So it's official, Jenna Bush, one half of the sometimes infamous 'Bush Twins' has anounced her engagement to Henry Hager, son of prominent Virginia politician John Hager.

For most people that would be good news but some people are having a little bit of trouble getting over their BDS to wish the long time couple well (though amazingly the commentors at Think Progress have actually jumped to her defense, at least somewhat).

What is blatantly apparent is most on the far left have been caught in some kind of time warp, completely fixated on the past image of the Bush's as party girl socialites, a la Paris Hilton, something that hasn't really been an issue since sometime in 2001 when Jenna was caught trying to use a fake ID to buy alcohol; stupid to be sure, but hardly a life defining moment for a 19 year old college student.

As far as I know most Hilton wannabes don't teach at a Public Charter schools in DC for a year and a half or intern at UNICEF where Jenna spends her much of her week teaching at shelters throughout Latin America.

So congrats to the happy couple and best wishes to a happy life together.

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The AFPs recruitment program

Flip from Suitably Flip tries his hand at a little Wissaming.

The master would be proud.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Just plain funny

P.S. Postings been very light recently since they've blocked Blogger from work. I used to get most of my postings done during lunch and breaks no more.

First YouTube now blogger, what do they expect us to do at the office for 8 hours, work?


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Winter Soldiers

Michelle Malkin has a great rundown on the outbreak of outright frauds who are almost without exception glorified by the left in order to portray the troops they 'love and support' in a negative light.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Bad news for Democrats

If they can't depend on their friends at the New York Times to 'interpret' all the recent news out of Iraq since the surge began then who can they depend on.

Could this be a sign of a change in the coverage of the war?

Imagine a world where reporters actually travel to the front lines to report what they see as opposed to sitting behind their desk depending entirely on second hand accounts (often not even bothering to do the slightest fact checking) or reporting out of hotel rooms in the green zone just so they can add the "Live from Iraq" banner on the screen.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Did someone get the number of that truck?

Life lesson #23,465: Don't mess with an under payed, overworked black belt convenience store clerk.

(H/T Allah over at Hot Air)

P.S. And before you start questioning the authenticity because of the strange camera movements please pay attention to the fact it's actually a person recording the video on a monitor.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Rave reviews for Six Ways to Sunday

MacDaddy's list of fans just keeps on growing and now you can add the reviewer from e.Peak.

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy (and I'm not just saying that because he let me use his cabin the other week; though I'm not above accepting bribes for some positive feedback in case anyone else out there is wondering).

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