Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween From Washington D.C.

A Congressional delegation goes trick or treating:

“A witch, a toad, a ghost and a bat. A vampire, a mummy, a yellow-eyed cat. A fairy, a ghoul, and a plump little rat.”

trick-or-treatersFrom Halloween Night written by Marjorie Dennis Murray, illustrated by Brandon Dorman

It’s Halloween – and I’ve got some treats for you.

First, a Halloween performance of “Staying Alive” by some of America’s most talented politicians from both sides of the aisle. Performing for the R’s: John Kasich, Lindsey Graham and Jeb! And for the D’s - who else? - Hillary and Bernie. It’s a cast which despite all odds has somehow managed to hang in there.

Their backup band is the highly acclaimed group, the Vampoodles:


They’re cute, butt don’t get too close; I’m not sure they even know they’re vampires.

Anyway, if you need a little food to sustain you for the onslaught of trick or treaters why not grab yourself a pizza,

ghost pizza

and perhaps a nice Halloween cocktail if you’re so inclined: the Candy Corn Martini with Pop Rocks is hot this time of year.

candy corn martini with pop rocks

And speaking of candy corn, allow me to introduce you to our new food pyramid. I haven’t run it by Lady M yet, butt I’m sure she’ll approve:  

                          candy corn-1 frontNew USDA approved food pyramid 

Happy Halloween!

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Global Warming: That’s Scary

Today has certainly gotten off to a bad start. Without boring you with details, might I suggest you never attempt to make coffee in a strange condo without your glasses.

coffee_grounds_spills_leaks_napkin_cg1p212462c_thNot Abstract Art; that’s all you need to know.

And since it’s snowing where I am I was going to discuss global warming today, butt since I have (another) big mess to clean up, I’m tossing it to you.  If you want to continue to discuss the R-word debate, go ahead. If you wish to discuss yet another way that Russian President Putin (“ex” KGB) is outsmarting our own smartest guy in the room Head-of-State, be my guest.

 Russian President: Climate Change is FraudPull quote:

The president believes that “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia,” says Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and critic of Putin. “That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general.”

(Definitely read the whole thing, the comments are priceless.)

Or if you just wish to entertain betyann’s request for cute Halloween food recipes, by all means, proceed.

halloween ghost potatoes

Me, I’ve got a mess to clean up.

revenge of the coffee pot accident

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

CNBC Hit By Cruz Missile

Well, well, well - that was fun!

Last night’s winners: the  Republican candidates - with the exception of Jeb!


…who may have reached the point where it would be better for everyone if he were to give serious consideration to going to do some of those “really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable.”

Last night’s losers: the JV moderator team

CNBC-445John Harwood, left, Becky Quick, center, and Carl Quintanilla

who proved beyond a doubt that Rubio had a point: “You know, the Democrats have the ultimate Super PAC, it’s called the mainstream media.”

Once the beauty contestants discovered they would all get more red meat if they hunted as a pack, things got very interesting. Hard to pick a favorite moment;

Was it Cruz:

"You look at the questions: 'Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?,' 'Ben Carson, can you do math?,' 'John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?,' 'Marco Rubio, why don't you resign?,' 'Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?'" Cruz said, imitating the moderators, to raucous applause. "How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?”


“It was the week (Hillary Clinton) got exposed as a liar. But she has her Super PAC helping her out, the American mainstream media.””


“Even in New Jersey that’s considered rude, John (Harwood).”

Is it possible that Republicans are finally figuring out how to deal with a hostile MSM? When John Hargood, unhappy with the direction Christie’s response was heading, started arguing with him, Christie came right out and asked Harwood if HE wanted to answer the question (Harwood declined).

Here’s what I’d like to hear from any of the candidates the next time one of the moderators inserts their own views into their “clarifying” follow-up questions:  “Look John, are you running for President? Because if you are then I suppose America would like to hear your opinion on your question, butt if you’re not why don’t you just shut up and let ME answer YOUR question.

81638220AW009_Meet_The_Pres“Are you talkin’ to me?”

Well John, I don’t know if we’re talkin’ to you, butt we sure as heck are talkin’ about you.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Post-Normal Science of Manipulation

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." - Winston Churchill

I was listening to Mark Levin while driving around on Monday and heard him ranting on why conservatives feel betrayed by the GOPe. It was impressive and I see Sundance has posted much of the segment. Go see/hear for yourself and see if your pet peeve(s) is on Mark’s seemingly endless litany of betrayals:

Did the GOP secure the border with control of the White House and Congress? NO.
• Did the GOP balance the budget with control of the White House and Congress? NO.

• Who gave us the TSA? The GOP
• Who gave us the Patriot Act? The GOP
• Who expanded Medicare to include prescription drug coverage? The GOP
• Who created the precursor of “Common Core” in “Race To the Top”? The GOP

• Who facilitated the Iranian Nuclear deal?  The GOP
• Who facilitated the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership? The GOP

• Who played the race card in Mississippi to re-elect Thad Cochran? The GOP
• Who paid Democrats to vote in the Mississippi primary? The GOP
• Who refused to support Ken Cuccinnelli in Virginia? The GOP

• Who supported Charlie Crist? The GOP
• Who supported Arlen Spector? The GOP
• Who supported Bob Bennett? The GOP

• Who worked against Marco Rubio? The GOP
• Who worked against Rand Paul? The GOP
• Who worked against Ted Cruz? The GOP
• Who worked against Mike Lee? The GOP
• Who worked against Jim DeMint? The GOP
• Who worked against Ronald Reagan? The GOP

• Who said “I think we are going to crush [the Tea Party] everywhere.”? The GOP (Mitch McConnell)… and who else said recently the Tea Party needs to be eliminated/destroyed?  Tom Donohue, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

And while we’re talking GOPe betrayal, I see the powers that be finally produced the “polls” they need to show a Trump Slump so they can get on with the Chamber of Congress’ plan for America. They only had to chose their sample wisely, rework the phrasing of the questions a dozen times to shape the leading questions correctly, drop the “level of confidence” to +/- 6%, and stop the survey as soon as they reached the desired result.

For future reference here are a few tips on how to evaluate/interpret survey/poll results:




Here, let me fix that last slide for them:


And there it is: because political science and “science” science now apply the same stringent rules to their research.


restraineddog with baconMMMMMM - Bacon!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Another Culture Clash

Forget about the War on Women, there’s a new war in town and this time it’s serious: this time it’s a War on Pigs.


I’m not talking about Quentin Tarantino and all his little friends who have determined that the police are more dangerous to our health than criminals with their illegal guns.


If they wish to live in cop-free zones and see how well that works out for them, I say let them.

No, I’m talking about the War on Bacon. The WHO – that’s right, the World Health Organization, the group that reinvented Medicine as Social Justice – now tells us that bacon and sausage will cause cancer. It’s not as if they haven’t run this flag up the pole before, butt this time they have multiculturalism on their side.

l-dogs-pigPigs and Puppies: two things Muslims want to do away with, along with the rest of Western culture.

This War on Pigs might be considered an opening shot across Congress’ bow.


Others think the whole thing smells fishy:

Two weeks ago, the federal government took bacon off the menu in the prison system.Now the public is being told bacon causes cancer. Are you sensing a pattern here?


Butt what happens when progressive bacon lovers of the Western world are forced to choose between their conviction that black lives matter and their bacon? As we learned from Animal Farm, we may all be equal, butt some are more equal than others.

little black piggyAnd apparently some black lives matter more than others.

I predict a culture clash.

piggy supere powerpork

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Monday, October 26, 2015

If It Wasn’t For the Counter Culture, There Would Be No Culture at All

Today’s post is brought to you compliments of Gerard (American Digest). It is a mighty righteous rant, which sounds even more righteous since the dude (Paul Joseph Watson) has a British accent. I just thought it would be a good way to start your week.

"People are sick to the back teeth of being told what to think."

So enjoy - conservatism is the new counter culture. And since most of us here are old enough to have been a members in good standing of the last counter culture movement I’m going to assume you’re all experienced enough to make this thing work. 


Butt let’s be careful out there…


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lucky Us: it’s the year of the Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free

Witches, bats, goblins, spooks – and that was just from Thursday’s Benghazi hearing. The week ahead promises to present us with even more Halloweenie stuff.

With Hilz now cleared for a full-bore campaign, expect Bubba to resume his role as Explainer-in-Chief, just like he did for the last totally unqualified Presidential Democratic candidate.

clinton explainer in chief

Here he is, in Des Moines yesterday, explaining why the little woman is your best choice this time around: 

"When you elect a president you have got to say, 'Who is the person I think is most likely to keep big, bad things from happening and to make more good things happen?'" Clinton said. "I don't think it is a terribly close question."

Although I think SooperMexican summarized his wife’s qualifications better, in one graphic, last summer:


Well, I don’t think Bill really expected the answer to his question to be “Hillary Clinton” anyway. He expected it to be “Bill Clinton,” and that’s why he’s running a dual campaign: one for Hilz and one for himself, as the first First Laddie of the United States.

"There has been a lot of talk about breaking the glass ceiling," Clinton said. "I am tired of the stranglehold that women have had on the job of presidential spouse."

So vote for Hilz, not because she’s the most qualified butt because Bubba is. Because – just like last time –it’s always BOGO with the Clintons. 

Screenshot Studio capture #073 Lucky us; with the Clintons it’s always two-for-WON.

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