Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Here's a compilation of photos as a time lapse of moving a ship from the Channel out to the Gulf. "500 knots on the Houston Ship Channel". Very cool.
Here's to Cap'n Bob (RIP) and son Wiley Robert (sadly, also RIP).
H/T EagleSpeak and OneEighteen.
Monday, April 28, 2008
News flash for the News...the USA is NOT in a recession. There's an economic slowdown, to be sure. But recession? Well, we won't know for 4 more months. Q4 of 2007 was positive growth...it was only 0.6%, but that's growth. The GDP for Q1 will be released this Wednesday. IF -- and it's a big IF -- growth was negative, then we STILL won't be in recession until we see the Q2 numbers in July.
In case you missed it in Economics class, a recession is defined as 2 consecutive quarters of 'negative growth'. That negative growth means that the economy would CONTRACT during a recession. Hasn't happened yet, folks.
One more reason why there is declining interest in the news...at least as the NEWS reports it.
UPDATE: Today (4/30/2008), the gummint announced that 1st Quarter GDP was up 0.6%. NO RECESSION. Told ya so.
Thanks to Citz and Dr. Frank G...and PETE.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tomorrow is Tax Freedom Day...the day you stop working for the gummint and start working for your wife. ;-) Hehe...just kidding, dear.
Here's a great video making its way around YouTube. I like it.
Two days that represent freedom. I'd rather have Tax Freedom Day closer to Texas Independence Day (March 2) or even Washington's Birthday.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Those that have read this blog have seen this logo before. Now Hillary's trying to get on my good side. When asked what she'd do if Iran nuked Israel, Hillary said:
“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president we will attack Iran,” Clinton said. “In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.” Hillary Clinton.
Here's what you say if you're a wee bit more mature and believable:
"The United States fully supports Israel, and would consider an attack on Israel as an attack on the United States of America. We will keep all options on the table, including the nuclear option, to protect the people and territory of the United States and of Israel." Texan in Wisconsin in the White House (you wish).
By the way, since we're going into fantasy land, if I ever made it to the White House, FLAT TAX, BABY!
Did the Ruskies do it? Those guys in Georgia are pissed off (and I don't mean the Bulldogs). Defense Secretary Gates is pissed off, too...about the USAF. But enough to put missiles on Predators? I sure hope so.
H/T Danger Room.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Fox News reports this:
Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gave a "final warning" to the government Saturday to halt a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown against his followers or he would declare "open war until liberation."
Mookie doesn't get it, does he? A laser-guided 2000-pound can of whoop ass is on the way to him to deliver a little liberation, courtesy of the US Military.
I like the fact that he's too dumb to realize that we're gonna reduce him to jello. There won't be enough of him left to put in a Dixie cup. Works for me. If we're lucky, we'll whack him in Iran while he's with Imadickwad. A two-fer.
I'll bet Danny wants to be there. I stole the pic of Mookie from his site.
H/T About.com for Bush pic.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Our friend Mahmoud now says that he doubts that 3,000 were killed on 9/11. He's calling it "a suspicious event" that "a building collapsed" and they said "3,000 people had been killed but never published their names" . Uh huh.
Let's NUKE IRAN...and then we can doubt that 1 million were killed. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I think Barack Obama just jumped the shark. This is not moonbattery; this is pure contempt for our Judicial Branch. Lookie-here, Barackie -- we have three branches of government (go ahead -- look them up -- I'll wait). The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the law, and it gave us its opinion on the Bush - Gore election. If Obama thinks Gore won, he's telling you and me that he has disdain for the Judicial Branch.
He's not only a moron -- he's dangerous.
H/T Hot Air
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Now, you're wondering how I'm going to tie these two together, right? Did you see the story on Foxnews.com about her?
NEW YORK — There's another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: "'Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. 'Gangsta rap' didn't exist."So if "gangsta rap" was invented by the government so that blacks would kill each other, then Country Music was invented to get girls pregnant to create more white people.
I mean, puh-leez!
George Strait is therefore responsible for more babies being born than Ice Cube is for kids being killed.
Did you follow that logic? Gooder than hers, eh?
H/T Fox News.com
UPDATE: Here's a statement from Keys on FOXNEWS.COM today (4/16/08):
"My comments about `gangsta rap' were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music," Keys said in a statement issued by J Records. "The point that I was trying to make was that the term was oversloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive. Many of the `gangsta rap' lyrics articulate the problems of the artists' experiences and I think all of us, including our leaders, could be doing more to address these problems including drugs, gang violence, crime, and other related social issues."
"Oversloganized"? Yeah, that's a rap term. I'm not buying it, but at least she's trying to get out ahead of this. If only Barack had hired her PR firm, he might be out from under the Rev Wright problem.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Comparing Labor Market Data in 1996 and 2008
Democrats on the Economy in 1996:
“Our economy is the healthiest it has been in three decades.” (President Bill Clinton, State of the Union Address, January 23, 1996)
Democrats on the Economy in 2008:
“The bottom line is that this administration is the owner of the worst jobs record since Herbert Hoover." (Senator Charles Schumer, Press Release, March 7, 2008)
|Key Labor Market Statistics in 1996 and 2008|
|March 1996||March 2008|
|1. U.S. Unemployment Rate||5.5%||5.1%|
|2. Number of Long-Term Unemployed||1.33 million||1.28 million|
|3. Average Weeks Unemployed||17.3 weeks||16.2 weeks|
|4. Median Weeks Unemployed||8.3 weeks||8.1 weeks|
|5. Not in Labor Force because discouraged over job prospects||451,000||401,000|
|6. Democrats calling for Extended Unemployment Benefits?||No||Yes|
|7. President’s Party Affiliation||Democrat||Republican|
H/T The Corner
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
You know, it's hard to be a candidate for change when you're trying to sling bullshit all over the opponent. The good news is that the fan blew the manure right back in his face.
H/T The Weekly Standard Blog
UPDATE: I must be getting old. If you don't get the reference in the title, watch this:
Monday, April 07, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Are you freaking kidding me?
Could you imagine the outcry if this map showed Mexico as part of the US?
I don't like Absolut anyway, but you can be dammed sure I'll ask others not to drink it.
UPDATE: Check these out...they make my point nicely.
H/T The Nose on your Face.com