Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Line Of The Day

As seen on NRO in regards to some Republicans who have second thoughts about appearing on CNN’s YouTube driven debate:
So what if they should have to answer a question asked a question by a snowman? Why is that any worse than being asked a question by Chris Matthews?


Why must EVERYTHING Be Made Into A Race Issue

I guess when you are obsessed with race and ensuring that you stay in the public eye by being divisive, ANYTHING having to do with an African American is fair game.

ATLANTA (AP) - NAACP leaders urged public restraint Monday in judging Michael Vick before he has his day in court.

R.L. White, president of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the Atlanta Falcons quarterback has been vilified by animal rights groups, talk radio and the news media and prematurely punished by his team and corporate sponsors.

Really? Really? Are you F-ing serious?!?! Where was this call for restraint during the Duke rape accusations? (BTW where the hell is the apology from the NAACP and the likes of Sharpton and Jackson?) Where was this call for restraint during the Tawana Brawley debacle? Where was this call for restraint during the Reginald Denny beating?

Once again, the NAACP has chosen to focus on symbolic, non-substantive issues instead of tackling real issues effecting the African American community. THIS is why they are irrelevant to their own community and offer no real positive impact anymore.

The NAACP is like a firefighter who holds protests against the hue of red on the fire truck while the building burns to the ground behind their picket signs and press conferences.

Monday, July 30, 2007


I do not know who made it, but it is floating around the net, and it is funny.

Iraqi Government Not Serious About Their Own Future

When I read this, I shook my head in, well, disgust.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament closed for its summer recess on Monday, lawmakers said, deciding to take a break until early September despite having failed to enact a series of laws demanded by Washington.

If the Iraqi Government is not willing to put in over-time, or any time to get their miserable country together, why should we? This is evidence of a Government, as it were, that needs pressure through real consequences.

We can no longer cry wolf. Iraqis are not pulling their weight because they know they don’t need to.

Unless the US Military can go on recess until September, the US Government should DEMAND that the Iraqi Parliament get their asses back to work. This is just more support to this argument.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Why Is The Dispatch Such A Disservice?

As many of you know, I spent the last ten years everywhere but Ohio. I had the honor of serving on active duty in the Navy which took me to Chicago, California, Spain, France, Turkey, The Bahamas, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Italy, and many more places.

When I had the opportunity to move my family home to Columbus I took it. Thankfully there was employment in the private sector here doing what I love.

A lot has changed in Columbus. This pace has gone from the wanna-be town between Cincinnati and Cleveland and has become a city that is the envy of the Midwest. If you are chuckling, then you have never left C-Bus.

Columbus has a great nightlife and entertainment line up regularly, amazing parks and recreation, a wide variety of housing for all income levels, some of the greatest colleges and universities in the Midwest and being that it is demographically representative of the nation, more restaurants and market trials of new products than you can shake a stick at.

With all of this has come business and lots of it, When I was younger, all anyone talked about was going to college (most likely OSU, Miami or OU if you went to Worthington like me) and getting the hell out of Ohio, Columbus in particular. Today, that is not the case.

More companies boast about being in Columbus like the Limited Group, Express Fashion, Cardinal Health, Battelle, and on and on. More young professionals chose to stay in Columbus or seek out Columbus more than any other city in Ohio and more than most in the Midwest. The fact is, this one time Cow town that was nothing more than the home of OSU is now a Business leader. And how is this reflected in the Columbus Dispatch? With over eight pages of Life & Arts and pages of Sports that has the ONE PAGE of business news. Wow. That is a sad statement if I have ever seen one.

I used to live in the Hampton Roads section of Virginia. Over 70% of the economy was based on the Military and the local rag, The Virginian-Pilot has a Business section that is over 5 times the size of the Dispatch.

When people come to Columbus to interview for jobs or decide if they want to establish or expand their business in Columbus, I guarantee they pick up the Dispatch. What does it tell them? I guess it says if you want play college ball, you are in the right place. Beyond that… Well let’s just say the Dispatch does a disservice to the tens of thousands of business people who do not run a 4-40 or do not have tickets to the horse shoe.

One page Business section? Dispatch, you are a Disgrace.

Friday, July 27, 2007

John Edwards is Losing His Mind

“They” are causing John “Haircut” Edwards to slowly degrade to a paranoid nut job. Whoops, too late.

My favorite line: “They will control the media”

Will they John? Really? Like imposing the Fairness Doctrine? Oh, wait, no that’s different, right?

The good news is, Edwards has chosen a campaign song

The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill

The Hill has published it's fourth annual 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill list. Well worth a look, of course. Although I adamantly (and nauseously) disagree with #4 (A blatant ass kissing mention to be sure), the others are impressive.

There seems to be slightly more Dems than Republicans, but I am not sure if that is a comment on the publication's bias or if there are just more beautiful Dems on Capitol Hill than Republicans. In the end, who cares :-)

Take a peek, (its ok to look) and then tell Bearing Drift Ohio which one is your top pick.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

John Edwards Benefits from His Two Americas

A bigger deal in Ohio since so many people were financially raped by predatory housing lenders, but if you are a fan of John “Two Americas” Edwards, you might want to consider this.

Looks like Jonny boy has done his part to ensure that there remains two Americas… Staying rich while screwing the poor.

[Cue Alanis Morissette music] Isn’t it Ironic… Don’t ya think?

h/t Right Angle Blog

Fake Duke Rape Case: One Apology Down, Two to Go

From AP
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Disgraced former prosecutor Mike Nifong acknowledged Thursday there is "no credible evidence" that three Duke lacrosse players committed any of the crimes he accused them of more than a year ago, offering for the first time a complete and unqualified apology.

"We all need to heal," Nifong said. "It is my hope we can start this process today."

Good point. Step One: Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson should apologize for using race to self promote and to publicly crucify these innocent men for no other reason than to race bait and further divide people for their own power grab….

I’m waiting [cricket noise]
I’m waiting [cricket noise]

SOBs... both of them.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

An Example of What Is Wrong With POTUS Elections

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton will be there. So will 300 officeholders from more than 45 states. But one thing will be missing when Democrats gather in Tennessee this weekend to discuss how to appeal to moderate, independent-minded voters in 2008: the Democratic presidential field.

Not a single one of the eight presidential candidates plans to attend the Democratic Leadership Council's summer meeting, a snub that says less about the centrist DLC than it does about a nomination process that rewards candidates who pander to their parties' hardened cores while ignoring everybody else.

Do not get me wrong. I am not a huge fan of the DLC but I recognize the IDEA behind it and appreciate their efforts to appeal to a moderate audience (you know those people that MoveOn.org DOESN’T fraudulently claim as members of their crazy-farm cult).

The point is, to be elected by your party you can not be a moderate. If there was a Republican Moderate convention, none of the GOP candidate would show either (Well maybe Ron Paul would. Hell, that nut job will show up to TGIFriday’s for happy hour if you promise to get him on TV).

The point is, there is something wrong in a country that is so politically divided and is wanting, no, begging for leadership that can bring people to the table, but no one of that ability will or could get a nomination.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dr. King on Abortion...Spot on!

“The appalling cruelty to dogs described in the complaint against Michael Vick immediately reminds me of another kind of cruelty that is not only not punished, but is protected by our authorities,”

“I’m talking about the incredible cruelty suffered by babies who are stabbed, have limb torn from limb, or have their skulls crushed in the womb by abortionists. The pain these children endure is undoubtedly excruciating, yet we close our eyes and look the other way in the name of ‘choice.’”

"Yes, of course we should ensure humane treatment of animals, but shouldn’t we also humanely treat humans?”

-Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

h/t BizzyBlog

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Iran Talks Like a Cliché Gangster

It's going to be a "hot" summer in the Middle East, said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following a surprise meeting with Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in Damascus on Thursday evening.

These are the words of Iran’s leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Obviously this is a Nuke reference and obviously this is a reference to “wiping [Israel] off of the map” as he has promised before.

Iran is nuts and a threat to the Middle East. I do not endorse anything pre-emptive, but I also do not endorse restraint on our part or on Israel’s part when Iran does strike them… and they will. No troops, no planes... just glorious missiles that send video feed back until impact and are launched from land... or from under water.

Obama: Sex Ed to Kindergarteners the “right thing to do”

While it might have been hard to hear Democrat Barack Obama over the sounds of the Shop-Vacs and giggling of doctors, Presidential Candidate and Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is "age-appropriate," is "the right thing to do." (source)

So please, define for me what “age appropriate” is in regards to sex education and kindergartners?

My prediction: Statements like these at a forum like Planned Parenthood just locked up Obama’s endorsement from the National Education Association!

Al Sharpton Runs Radio And YOU Allowed it To Happen

So now The “Reverend” Al Sharpton has come out granting permission for someone to hire Radio DJ Don Imus.

NEW YORK (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton, who urged the Imus' firing, wouldn't object if the radio personality returned to the airwaves. "He has a right to make a living," he said in a telephone interview Wednesday.

Yes, I said he granted permission. Who the hell is he and why do we need his approval? Because you as the public empowered this racist monster to be the moral authority. Forget about his history and his moral crimes, by not standing up to him and by allowing him to bully the station owners, he was empowered.

If you think that this was just a black “leader” protesting an old guy who made an off color remark, think again. It was a power grab and you let it happen. This race baiting media whore was desperate for relevance and CBS Radio and the publics’ silence gave him just what he wanted.

Of course, Don Imus was fired, the ever dreaded N-Word was ‘buried’ in a symbolic (Yet ineffective) ceremony... All problems are solved now, right? Of course I know [White Guilt] Ragnar would cry “But it is a start… isn’t that something?”

No, it is not. It is like giving Rogaine to a cancer patient while crying that the Doctors and the chemo therapy are oppressing the hair. It is not addressing the realities and the source of the problems in a community they claim to be leaders of.

Education, Education, Education. If those are not the first three words out of mouths of Sharpton, Jackson, or the NAACP then they are failing to lead. Maybe a little less money spent on limos for Sharpton, setting up hack burials and more spent on fighting for education dollars in the inner city, real police protection for law abiding folks in the community and developing business opportunities for people.

This man has no credibility. The other day in NYC a White cop and an Asian ciop walked up to an SUV. Three black men in that SUV rolled down the windows and shot, at point blank range, the two cops, killing one. Where was Sharpton and where was Jackson?

Now am I saying that these guys shot the cops simply because they are black? No (Although they will be heroes in prison, and that is a sad comment on society) but had the cops shot the men in the SUV, is there any doubt that there would be marching in streets against the cops led by the media whore Sharpton?

I would have enormous respect for Sharpton if he would gone on TV or had even just released a statement expressing his condolences to the families and saying that this sort of crime hurts all people and called for a march against violence. But no, we heard nothing.

Go to hell, Al.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Lawyer: “Ladies' Night Unfair” And Why He Can’t I Get a Date

Seems like my good friend Ragnar would like this one. From (the dying) UPI:

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- A New York lawyer filed a class-action lawsuit against night clubs he says practice gender discrimination with ladies' night promotions.

Attorney Roy Den Hollander claims the clubs, including the Copacabana Nightclub, China Club, A.E.R. Nightclub and Sol, violate the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law by offering discounted or waived admission fees for women during the promotions, the New York Post reported Friday.

Read the rest

On so many levels this guy is a tool. I am sure he is lonely, pathetic, a loser, whiney, opportunistic and a Lawyer… but I repeat myself.

The only question is, will the ACLU take this case up or are they too busy suing Jesus?

Funny T-Shirt of the Day

This T-Shirt from Busted Tees made me giggle.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Iraq PM Thinks He Can Do Better Without the U.S... Let him.

From the AP
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shrugged off U.S. doubts of his government's military and political progress on Saturday, saying Iraqi forces are capable and American troops can leave "any time they want."

Fine by me. I am no anti-war lemming but if al-Maliki thinks he can do better, let him. I know the moment the US leaves his country will implode, thousands of Iraqis will kill each other but hey, he says he can handle it. Let him.

I would rather sit and watch Iraqis die than Americans. It sounds heartless, I know but the hard truth is one of those two situations seems to be inevitable so if forced to choose, I choose to protect Americans every time.

The Neo-Hippies cry for peace. In their ignorant bliss they think that if the US leaves, everything will be ok… because that is what a bumper sticker said, but that isn’t the case. If you think Iraqis are dying now, wait until the US leaves. Watch the carnage as these savage tribes in this over rated third world country kill each other. Let them. Let them eat their own. Sacrificing US lives is always hard, but to do it for ungrateful savages is too much to stomach. Hey al-Maliki, when the US leaves, why do I think you will be in hiding?

Oh, BTW, I also know that the moment the US leaves, Iran will move in and use Iraq as a launching pad. Smart... Give us an excuse, Tehran.

Friday, July 13, 2007

I Just May Become an Ohio Democrat

From the AP
Toledo, Ohio- An uproar over a golf outing for politicians in which strippers handed out drinks has resulted in the resignation of at least one local Democratic Party official in northwest Ohio, a state party official said Thursday.

Ohio Democrats KNOW how to party!Resign? Hell, this guy should be made state party chairman! This guy embodies the word ‘party’!

Now this is the Democrats so in reality, he was not pressured to resign because there were strippers. He was forced out because he did not have male strippers for the ladies as well. Gotta be fair, right?!?!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Write Your Own Caption Contest

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BREAKING: Gee to Return to Ohio State

Spokesman at Vanderbilt, where Gee currently reigns, confirmed Mr. Gee’s departure for OSU.

House Speaker Jon Husted (R-Kettering), responding to the media reports, said today: “In my book, we’ve just won the NCAA National Championship of college presidents.”

My prediction: Mr. Wolfe of the Columbus Dispatch is touching himself as we speak.

The Dispatch has more

It Gets Worse: More than 500,000 Additional Ohio Taxpayers’ Data Lost

Gov. Ted Strickland said today that it now appears there was an additional 561,000 taxpayers data that was lost in a recent theft of a back-up tape from a state employee.

The new tally is:
-561,126 taxpayers who had an uncashed Ohio personal income tax refund check at some time during the last three years

-8,123 former state employees

-86,968 vendors.


State officials are saying they have no reason to believe any of this data has been used for identity theft.

Yes, of course not. The thief just wanted to use the tape to hold a rattling muffler on their car. ugh

Monday, July 09, 2007

ESD Homage: Who Could It Be?

Who likes to look like the Hitler youth giving a ‘heil Hitler’ pose, is too dumb to know how to hang a flag vertically and thinks he is the dungeon master of the blogosphere all the while living in his parent’s basement?

Hmm, Who Could It be? Hmm.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Al Gore Busted with Drugs

No, not that one... his son.

From Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested for drug possession on Wednesday after he was stopped for allegedly speeding in his hybrid Toyota Prius, a sheriff's official said.
Al Gore III -- whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight global warming -- was driving his environmentally friendly car at about 100 miles per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles when he was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff's deputy at about 2:15 a.m..

I’ll be damned: I never knew a Prius could do 100 mph. I am impressed, Toyota. I did, however laugh out loud upon reading this. What an ass. I wonder who Tipper will blame for this. Maybe Twisted Sister or Sheena Easton or Prince... again. What losers.

Side thought: How much damage to the environment is caused by burning marijuana? Can’t be any more than flying around on a private jet like dear old Dad, right?

The Inconvenient Truth about Jr.

-In 1996, he was suspended from his high school for smoking marijuana.

- In August 2000, he was ticketed for reckless driving by North Carolina police for driving 94 mph.

- In September 2002, military police arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving near a military base in Virginia.

- In 2003, he was charged with marijuana possession in Maryland after police stopped the car he was driving for not having its headlights on.

- In February 2004, he entered a substance abuse program as part of a plea agreement.

Red White and Bust… WCMH NBC4 Blows It

Local NBC affiliate, NBC4 (WCMH) sponsors and broadcasts the Midwest’s largest fireworks display, Red White and Boom.

This year the pre-show was littered with mention again and again about how it will be shown in High Definition (HD). Each WCMH personality crowed about the high tech show this year. Apparently sound, however, is still a challenge.

Although the soundtrack is broadcasted on AC station WNCI 97.9, we chose to listen to the soundtrack and the sounds of the fireworks on WCMH. The opening scene showed the faces of Soldiers, Marines and Sailors who gave their lives in service. As this was on screen we hear the nation anthem... and the opening scene to NBC’s Law and Order.

You guessed it... during the national anthem and while showing dead soldiers, there was audio of a murder being discovered.

It is the 21st century and WCMH can’t figure out how to turn off the New York feed. Amazing and bush league at best. These fireworks may be the best in the Midwest but the production crew at WCMH is the worst. Way to go guys.

BTW, I called WCMH. They woman on the phone said I was “...like the 10th person to call.” And she sounded annoyed. She said they were “were working on it”. Well you have 364 day to figure out your sound board.