Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Still Can't Say Goodbye

Happy Birthday Dad
I've been looking for a certain Tommy Emmanuel CD for quite a while. (B&N has him in the 'Jazz' section, and the album itself is indexed as 'Jazz' for some stupid reason.) They didn't have the CD I was looking for, but I took a chance on this one. Glad I did, as it had a gem on it that is particularly meaningful to me on this day, January 30th. Here's Tommy performing it on You Tube. Tommy evidently first heard the song first as performed by Chet Atkins (also seen here on You Tube) who also, serendipitously, was a particular favorite of my Father.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Howard Zinn is Dead

Unfortunately, 30 Years Too Late.
(But better late than never)
An obituary that strikes the proper tone can be found here.
Update 01/30 in the PM: Lest a passerby think that my opinion of Zinn is simply Right smiting Left ideologues, note that opinions of Zinn don't vary all that much. See here. As an aside, I've also wondered from time to time if their early and close contact with Zinn is what kept Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (or turned them into) 'young skulls full of mush'*.
*Catchphrase courtesy of Dr. Paul.
Note: I posted more on Zinn after he assumed room temperature here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haitians Wait Desperately for Relief That Hasn't Come?

WTFO???!! (Martha Raddatz is a total effin' idiot)

Less than 3 days after an earthquake happened in one of the most Turd World countries in the hemisphere, a place with just about zero infrastructure, and we get bubbleheads carping about 'delays'?

No you don't young lady - get a grip and stop this nonsense this instant!
Somebody! Anybody! Please! Slap her already! And while you're at it could you smack some of the morons in the comments of her article as well.

The only way aid could be getting where its needed any faster than it is would be if they used teleporters to 'beam' it in. Oh wait, this is reality, and we don't have any teleporters.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds it amusing when people who probably have trouble remembering to make a grocery list sit around second-guessing a massive extemporaneous relief effort, one on a scale they can't possibly imagine.

All this reporter had to do was drag her keester down to the airport: she hasn't a freakin' clue.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Obama Administration Negotiating With The Enemy?

File this under "As if the Obama Administration hasn't done enough to us already" -- From Doctor Zero we now learn that while most of America was preoccupied with the holidays and evils of Healthcare 'reform':
It seems unlikely that the Khazali outrage could have happened without President Obama’s authorization. I’m ready to hear him explain this… and then, considering his reputation as a liar, every thinking American should be ready to fact-check every word he says. I don’t mind admitting I’m a hostile audience. You should be, too. Nothing this President has done since taking office has earned him a shred of trust or faith, especially in the area of national security.
Read it all HERE.

Happy New Year

Hope springs eternal. My bottle of Tito's is still intact - I WILL outlast the aged Latin despot - and his little dog (Raul) too.