Friday, February 29, 2008

Great Music This Saturday: Groove Soda

If you are looking for some great live music this weekend in Central Ohio, then I suggest you check out Groove Soda this Saturday night at the Rumba Café’.

Groove Soda is fantastic live and make for a great night out (check out some samples on the side bar). These musicians own the crowd with their jazz/rock/fusion sound and amazing vibe. Notice I said “musicians” and not “players”. What makes Groove Soda so amazing is that it is made up of some of the most talented musicians you will ever see. Any one of these guys (and gal) could stand alone on their talent, so combined they provide a sound that is pure and a welcome change from the cookie-cutter Emo/watered-downed punk/“I hate my Dad” suburban crap scene you are accustomed to in the bars. This is no garage band. These guys are pros!

I have had the pleasure of seeing Groove Soda a couple of times and each time they have been a crowd pleaser. I am no music critic but I know quality and talent when I hear it. They remind me of going to a fine restaurant or pub and your friend suggests that you enjoy a fine wine or beer. Sure, you wouldn’t know what to order but when something suggested has been served up and you try it, you KNOW you are enjoying something special, something good and something premium. THAT is Groove Soda.

So check them out. You will not be disappointed.

For more info on Groove Soda, click here.
For info and directions to the Rumba Café, click here. Tell them The Squeaky Wheel from Bearing Drift Ohio sent you!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Karmazin of Sirius Starts To Manage Expectations

The FCC and DoJ have yet to approve the XM-Siruis merger yet (one year later) and there is a go/no-go date of March 1 that both companies can walk away, no strings attached (read more about that at Orbitcast).

It would seem to me that the signs of the merger happening are not good, and Uncle Mel Karmazin seems to think so with this being said during a conference call with analysts:
In the unlikely scenario of a merger not being approved, we believe we are fully-funded. We believe we are going to become a profitable company on a stand-alone basis." (source)

Hmm, sounds like someone is managing expectations. Let us hope so. Please, Lord, kill this merger. Do not let Uncle Mel f*ck up another radio outlet.

Starbucks Regrets Free Wi-Fi

Many of us have hit up a Starbucks, Panera Bread or Cup O’ Joe for something to drink or eat and to get some work done using their Wi-Fi. Well these folks did to... With a full desktop computer set up.

This is funny stuff. I like the subtle use of Windows 95.

William F. Buckley Jr. Has Passed Away

From National Review
I’m devastated to report that our dear friend, mentor, leader, and founder William F. Buckley Jr., died this morning in his study in Stamford, Connecticut.

He died while at work; if he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas.

Buckley was one of the first conservative people I read when I was younger. I found his style to be unique and his ideals and classiness to be uncompromised.

One of the funniest things I heard him say was when he explained why he would occasionally write for Playboy. He said it was the only way he could get his son to read his work. Brilliant.

I will say though that I always saw William F. Buckley Jr. as a living metaphor of the GOP and today is not different.

UPDATE: More from AP. My favorite part is:
A precocious controversialist, William was but 8 years old when he wrote to the king of England, demanding payment of the British war debt.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Communist News Network Email: Be Kind to Castro

And people wonder why I dislike CNN. Here is an email to anchors that was leaked;
From: Flexner, Allison
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:46 AM
To: *CNN Superdesk (TBS)
Cc: Neill, Morgan; Darlington, Shasta
Subject: Castro guidance

Some points on Castro – for adding to our anchor reads/reporting:

* Please say in our reporting that Castro stepped down in a letter he wrote to Granma (the communist party daily), as opposed to in a letter attributed to Fidel Castro. We have no reason to doubt he wrote his resignation letter, he has penned numerous articles over the past year and a half.

* Please note Fidel did bring social reforms to Cuba – namely free education and universal health care, and racial integration. in addition to being criticized for oppressing human rights and freedom of speech.

* Also the Cuban government blames a lot of Cuba’s economic problems on the US embargo, and while that has caused some difficulties, (far less so than the collapse of the Soviet Union) the bulk of Cuba’s economic problems are due to Cuba’s failed economic polices. Some analysts would say the US embargo was a benefit to Castro politically – something to blame problems on, by what the Cubans call “the imperialist,” meddling in their affairs.

* While despised by some, he is seen as a revolutionary hero, especially with leftist in Latin America, for standing up to the United States.

Any questions, please call the international desk.


h/t Babalu Blog

Wind Power: What Could Go Wrong?

Since it is trendy to be hippy green, and wind power is the "answer", one has to wonder, "Sure... what could go wrong?"

So, Virginia, how is that idea coming? I mean, it is not like you ever get high winds there... in a circular pattern... with an eye in the center... Nah.

h/t Geekologie

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Spoiler Alert: Huckabee on SNL tonight

During a story about Saturday Night Live's return to live TV tonight, NBC Nightly News said they promised not to SAY who would be making a cameo appearance, but showed Huckabee over and over and then said, "We never said.."

If find this to be an appropriate combination... Both SNL and Mike Huckabee are struggling to stay relevant and neither knows when to hang it up.

Link of the Day: Shipyard

In an obvious, but cool online marketing campaign for the upcoming Star Trek prequel, there is a website that shows you “feeds” from the shipyard where the Enterprise (NCC-1701) is being built. Click on it and adjust the images.

Stay tuned to this site because if there is one thing film maker J.J. Abrahams does well, it is web marketing.

Have a cool site that you have seen, or maybe you run? Send it to bearingdriftohio(at) and it may be the Link of the Day.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Senators Have Bumpy Ride

From AP
WASHINGTON (AP) - Helicopters carrying three senior U.S. senators made emergency landings Thursday in the mountains of Afghanistan because of a snowstorm.

Sens. John Kerry, Joseph Biden and Chuck Hagel were aboard the aircraft. No one was injured, according a statement from Kerry's office. The senators and their delegation returned to Bagram Air Base in a motor convoy, and have left for Turkey.

Sources tell me that Sen. Kerry actually hurt his knee and has submitted paperwork for a Purple Heart...

17th Annual Eighth District Farm Forum

I got a note from Rep. John Boehner (OH-8-R):
Reservations for the 17th annual Eighth District Farm Forum hosted by Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) are still being accepted. Farm Forum will be held Saturday, March 1 at Edison State Community College in Piqua.

Boehner hosts Farm Forum annually for anyone with an interest in agriculture. Among the topics that will be discussed is the federal Farm Bill.

TO learn more, listen to his message below.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Small Changes at Bearing Drift Ohio

Ever since I began blogging over four years ago with Bearing Drift (Virginia), I have done so with a focus on politics. However, from time to time I would post about other interests such as music, technology, pop-culture, humor, etc.

When I came home to Ohio, I began Bearing Drift Ohio. I wanted to bring the tradition of great political blogging of Bearing Drift home to the Buckeye State. In doing so I came to a realization: Ohio is filled to the brim with amazing, QUALITY political blogs on both sides of the fence.

So in an effort to make Bearing Drift Ohio something enjoyable to read and worth your time, I am expanding what topics are covered. Sure, I will still comment on politics, but mainly I will focus on the topics that lay outside of politics, but which we are all interested in.

Why ‘tune’ into Bearing Drift Ohio? Well, it is simple. After a hard days work of blogging and debate, take a break, come over to BDO and read up on topics such as media news, radio/TV/movie news, pop-culture, technology, music and whatever else we might enjoy. Also, stay tuned as Bearing Drift Ohio Radio will now feature local musicians, national bloggers from a variety of genres and (hopefully) some humor. Plans are even in the works to take the ‘radio’ show on the road and broadcast from some Central Ohio establishments (read: bar!).

Bearing Drift Ohio: Your Lounge In The Bloggosphere!So please, check out Bearing Drift Ohio if you haven’t and if you have, please keep reading. If you have a suggestion then let me know. I am open to ideas because in the end if the blogosphere is the coffee house or virtual town hall meeting of ideas, then I want Bearing Drift Ohio to be the lounge. So come on in, kick up your feet and enjoy!

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Adds Three More

Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Logan/Wolverine in the 2009 film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Today 20th Century Fox announced that in addition to the already casted Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston and Lynn Collins as Sabretooth, William Stryker and Silver Fox, the movie will include Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch (of NBC’s Friday Night Lights), and hip hop artist

No word as to whom they will be playing.

I am a big fan of the X-Men series and of Woverine in particular. Also, I like Ryan Reynolds. I think I am the only person who still calls him “that guy Berg from Two guys, a girl and a Pizza Place.

O&A Live in Cleveland, Ink New FM/XM Deal

Opie and Anthony announced this morning that they are now live in Cleveland (WKRK 92.3) in the mornings. They used to be on delay in the afternoons but suddenly replaced local fave, Rover. Not sure what is going to happen to Rover since it is reported that he is still under contract, although he is no longer on the K-Rock web site (Never a good sign).

Additionally, according to FMQB, O&A are about to sign a new deal keeping them on FM and XM.
Meanwhile, as to speculation that O&A will have a short term move to mornings and WKRK will be seeking a new show once their CBS contract expires, FMQB hears the duo are on the verge of inking a new deal to keep them on both XM Satellite Radio and regular radio stations run by CBS Radio and Citadel Broadcasting.
Personally I was hoping the boys would go back to being XM exclusively. Oh well. I still get my uncensored fix from 9-11am (and replays)

You Bought An HD DVD Player? HA HA HA, Stupid!

From Variety
TOKYO — Japanese electronics giant Toshiba formally conceded defeat Tuesday in the battle between rival high-definition DVD formats.

Speaking to reporters at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, prexy and CEO Atsutoshi Nishida confirmed earlier reports that Toshiba will cease making and shipping players, recorders and other products in the HD DVD formats, with the end coming by March 31.

So there you have it, kids. We have our new Betamax punch-line... Although I don’t think it would work as well.
“That is so lame... that is, like, so HD DVD, yo.”
“But this DVD is in HD.”
“Yeah, but that is Blu-ray. I meant HD DVD.”
“I know, but this DVD is in HD.”
“Shut up.”
“I said shut up.”

On an interesting note, for those who hate Microsoft, there is this.
Toshiba’s withdrawal leaves the field clear for the Blu-ray camp led by Sony, which has been battling Toshiba and its HD DVD allies, including Intel and Microsoft, for nearly six years.

So I am sure some Mac nerds are celebrating in their parents' basements...
“A HA! See, they CAN be defeated! Two-damage, two-damage... Now, where are we LARPing tonight?”


MSNBC F*cks Up… Again

From Media Bistro
At the beginning of Hardball with Chris Matthews, a graphic titled "Words About Words" featured an image of bin Laden. The story Matthews teased was about the Obama speech being called into question for "plagiarism."

Wow, this has to be the most f*cked up network on TV today. Between these types of errors (which had to be done by a human… it is not like the graphics are picked by a computer) and the constant Olbermann hypocrisy, how can anyone be proud to work for MSNBC.

NEW YORK - NBC News said Tuesday it has reprimanded the employee responsible for mistakenly flashing a picture of Osama bin Laden on MSNBC as Chris Matthews talked about Barack Obama.

"This mistake was inexcusable," MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines said

More Olbermann Pimping

I have become a huge fan of Olbermann Watch. What a great web site. It is where I first saw the below video.

Anyway, more hypocrisy about this trite, angry, Democratic party hack ass. By the way, notice his ‘edgy’ attempt to be deep (MMAAAANNN) by ending with, “Good night and good luck.”

Yuck. What a wanna-be! I get having heroes, but to just use trademark line to seem deep? It is embarrassing to watch. Reminds me of a child running around in circles yelling out “To infinity and beyond” because he likes Toy Story. Does Little Keith have a Edward R. Murrow doll? Does Keith think he is really THAT influential and important to America as Edward R. Murrow was? Wow, what an ego. Hell, we wasn't THAT influential to ESPN! Anyway, roll tape.

So what have we learned? Well in Oblermann’s world it is not ok to say the word Pimp in regards to a women, but ok when speaking of a General who serves with honor. So does he think adault woman are weaker than men and they can’t handle words? Or maybe he has contempt for the US Military. Or maybe he is a Dem Party Hack.

By the way, have you ever noticed that folks like Olbermann go after people lie the Bush twins and Romney’s boys when it comes to serving in the military but never a peep about Chelsea serving in Iraq when Clinton bombed them or in Somalia (or as I like to call it, “Operation Ignore my Oval office blow job from an intern")

Well at least MSNBC is getting huge rating (snicker, snicker, snicker).

Hey Michelle, I have always been proud of America.

Unlike Michelle Obama, I love this nation. I am proud to be an American. Sure, sometimes I may not like things that happen now and again, but I have always been proud of this nation as a whole. How sad it must be to live in a nation you are not proud of.

I mean if I were a female African American who was able to go to an Ivy League school who was married to an African American lawyer who is US Senator, the son of an immigrant, yeah, I would be proud of this nation, but that is just me. I guess I am not as ‘enlightened’ as Michelle ‘forced to live in the US’ Obama.

So much for the uplifted, optimistic Obama spirit. BTW, Mrs. Obama is 44 so nothing has ahppened to make her proud of the US since at least 1982. Nothing.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Proper Respect for the No. 3 Car

Dale Earnhardt took the number 3 GM Goodwrench Plus car in to Victory Lane for his first Daytona 500 win in 1998. To be sure, it was a historic event. Even more so but tragically was his untimely death in the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

This year in celebration of 50 years of the Great American Race, NASCAR and Fox, during pre-race celebrations, honored all of the past winners with banners adorned with their names and images and their cars being run around the track (For those who do not know, the winning car of the Daytona 500 goes into the museum).

During a performance by Brooks and Dunn (A favorite of Dale Earnhardt) the Number 3 car was hand-pushed out in front of the stage. It did not go on the track with the others and it was not driven by anyone. I am struck by the respect of Dale Earnhardt by NASCAR. No one could ever drive that car again and no one ever will.

For me, the Daytona 500 and NASCAR has a very personal and special place in my heart, especially that Number 3 car.

Thank you NASCAR. Good form.

(Race updates in the comments section)

Strickland On Fox News Sunday, Denies Taking VP Bid… I think

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (D) appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning to stump for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Picthing Sen. Obama was Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (D) (video below).

While Obama leads (Slightly) in Wisconsin, Doyle sighted the crowds and enthusiasm as evidence of momentum there.

When asked about Clinton’s chances in Ohio, where she leads in polls, Strickland spoke about health care issues and “[beginning] the process of bringing our soldier home from Iraq in 60 days.” (Without details of how, of course)

When Strickland was shown a quote of his saying that Hillary must win Ohio to win the nomination, he seemed to manage expectations. He did say that was Ohio was important, of course, but he seemed to back off the ‘do or die’ situation Ohio presents the Hillary campaign.

There was more discussion on the Super-Delegate drama where a situation may arise where Obama wins the popular vote and delegate count but the super-delegates could give it to Hillary. What was interesting was that Doyle said that he is old enough to "remember Chicago" and how the party “bosses took over”, a comment Strickland did not enjoy. I do not think this will be the last time you hear this party history invoked in the coming months.

My over all impression was that Governor Doyle was more comfortable, personable and optimistic whereas Governor Strickland came off as annoyed, negative and antsy. In this vain, he is a good fit for the Hillary camp. I wonder if Hillary supporters are punished for smiling or optimism. I believe that the Hillary theme of gloom and negativity is the reason the ‘Hope’ message plays so well for Obama… Hillary’s people give them a stark contrast that only amplifies the optimistic tone of Obama’s campaign.

The best part? Strickland being asked if he would be a good Vice President. He (sort of) dismissed the question but not before listing his qualifications. He then quickly turned it back to Hillary. Host Chris Wallace, not letting him off so easily asked, “Do you want to make a Sherman-esque statement that you will not take the Vice Presidential nomination?

Watch the Video

That was no denial... So my question would be, "Ok, now contemplate it; what is your response?"

In the end I am not bold enough to predict that Strickland would be the VP on a Hillary ticket, but I am also not foolish enough to brush that aside just yet.

Kosovo Declares Independence

Having had the honor of serving in this area, I am proud to see this finally happen.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - Kosovo declared itself a nation on Sunday, mounting a historic bid to become an "independent and democratic state" backed by the U.S. and key European allies but bitterly contested by Serbia and Russia.

"Kosovo is a republic - an independent, democratic and sovereign state," parliament speaker Jakup Krasniqi said as the chamber burst into applause. Krasniqi, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and President Fatmir Sejdiu signed the declaration, which was scripted on parchment

Happy Birthday Kosovo. And many more!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Save The Junk, Save The Penny

The US Postal Service announced that they are raising the cost of a first class stamp (again) one cent. Now it will cost more to mail a letter. Why do they need this extra money? Apparently so they can send me junk mail.

Today I received a letter and a brochure from the USPS about ID theft. Sure, it is an important subject, but maybe the Post Office could stop sending me junk mail and save some money. This way they could prevent having to raise the price of a stamp, Duh

Why has Music Gone To Hell?

Why has music gone to hell? Why has radio become such crap? Well a documentary entitled "Before the Music Dies" asked that very question. I had the pleasure of seeing this not too long ago. It is worth a watch. Below is their trailer. Click here for more info about this great movie.

New Feature: Video of the Week

A new feature here at BDO is our Video of the Week (Sometimes Video of the Weak). Every week I will updat ethis video found over on the side bar.

Tune in ever Saturday (or whenever I feel like it) to see the Video Of The Week!

XM Spent $1.2 Million Lobbying for Merger

For those who do not know, I am a HUGE fan of my XM. Also, I am huge opponent of the proposed ‘merger’ between XM and Sirius satellite radio. My feeling is that the consumer would be screwed. No on can name me on merger that has benefited the consumers. This merger is only about the stockholders.

Also, I am convinced that Sirius head, Mel Karmizan, who would run the newly merged company, is a money whore that would destroy programming, sell ad time on ever channel and would nickel and dime the subscribers with his proposed a la carte plan.

One of the main arguments for the merger is that combining their assets they could collectively save money and become more cost efficient. So in order to show their abilities in this arena, XM spends money on lobbying... A LOT of money.

From AP
NEW YORK (AP) - XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. spent roughly $1.2 million in 2007 to lobby for approval of its proposed $5 billion acquisition by rival Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., among other issues.

The satellite radio operator spent $580,000 in the second half of 2007 to lobby Congress and the Department of Justice about the pending merger, according to a disclosure form posted online Tuesday by the Senate's public records office.

Glad to see my $12.95 a month is spent this way. Now of course this is not as bad as wasting $500 million for irrelevant on-air talent, but it sure does still stink.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

How is this legal? Buying Super Delegates

From The Boston Globe
Obama's political action committee has doled out more than $694,000 to superdelegates since 2005, the study found, and of the 81 who had announced their support for Obama, 34 had received donations totaling $228,000.

Clinton's political action committee has distributed about $195,000 to superdelegates, and only 13 of the 109 who had announced for her have received money, totaling about $95,000.
You know, for a party that sued everything that moved over “unfair elections” and claiming that Bush won without the will of the people and have bumper stickers about stolen votes, they sure know how to set the example. This only reinforces my opinion that there is a smoke filled room somewhere waiting to determine the Dem nomination.

The party that claims to be THE 'One person, One vote' advocates sure is shady as hell.

My Thoughts on McCain: Best Said Like This

William Greene of was on today’s Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News and he captured EXACTLY how I feel about the McCain nomination.

Of course I MAY have put in a little editorial editing at the end :-)

Video Of The Day: How to say 'I Love You'

I saw this on the front page of You Tube, so it is not like I am discovering anything first but it is pretty funny! Happy Valentines Day.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Phrase of the Week: Electile Dysfunction

From Ubran Dictionary:
Electile Dysfunction

The inability to become aroused over any of the choices for President put forth by either party during an election year.

"Is anyone appealing to you in this years presidential race?"
"Naa... No one excites me. I think I'm suffering from Electile Dysfunction."


Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy, Is It Keith?

Sending out Keith Olbermann to apologize for David Shuster's "pimping" remark about Chelsea Clinton is like sending me out to apologize for someone else’s bad spelling. Hmmmm, I smell hypocracy... ROLL TAPE!

What amazes me are the two hearts of the NBC family. Tim Russert and friends at NBC News could not be more in love with Hillary, and the fine folks at MSNBC are obsessed with Obama. I bet it gets ugly at staff parties. Either way you have to love watching the MSM getting beat up with the same Political Correctness and Hyper-Sensiativity they helped create by the liberals they were trying to appease.

This year has been the year of liberals laying in the beds they built. Yes, I am enjoying this.

Ragnar’s fiery, almost man-crush level defense of Olbermann in 3, 2, 1, GO!

h/t Right on the Right and Olbermann Watch

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hillary's Campaign Chief Quits: Can't Handle it.

Now I know what I am about to type will be unpopular, but I will simply be writing what many are thinking.

It has been reported that Hillary Clinton's Campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle has stepped down because, mainly, for her family.
In an interview with ABC News' Kate Snow last Summer, Solis Doyle described the difficulty of balancing her family commitments -- she has a 6-year-old son and a 9-year-old daughter -- and her quite demanding job.

"I wake up my kids," she said. "I get them washed. I get them cleaned. I get them fed, you know? I get them ready for school. And then I begin my campaign day at 7:30 with conference call after conference call after conference call. And then, you know, by 9 o'clock, I'm in the office."

Solis Doyle said she would try to make it home for bath time, after which she would return to work online until 2 a.m. She would get up the next morning at 6 a.m.

Now, I do not want to be too harsh here, but what does it say about a campaign that prides itself on being about a strong woman, feminism, and being as strong as a man? What message is sent when the campaign manager quits because she is homesick and it is too hard for her to keep going?

I am not saying this is a bad thing to want to be home, but come on, let's be honest with ourselves, shall we? It is not like she did this at the end of the race. It became too much for her even before the convention. If she thinks this was hard, try being a deployed Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Gaurdsman... There are no bath times at night for them when they are gone. It is called sacrifice and it is what you do when you believe in something... Hmmmm. Never mind, I see now why she quit.

CMH Dispatch's Stahler Gets It Right

Editorial Cartoonist Jeff Stahler has a great piece this morning. It is spot on!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hey Hillary, ENOUGH Already

Are you freakin' kidding me? Enough already. We get it, you're human... You know how to read polling data that says crying equals votes. Enough.

Is It Just Me…

…Or does anyone else get the feeling that no matter how many delegates Sen. Obama gets that Hillary will be the nomination? Kind of like no matter how well you do, the owner’s son gets the promotion?

I just get this very creepy, corrupt vibe from the DNC and the Clintons. Anyone else?

THIS is What Code Pink Is About

Watch what these 'enlightened’ and 'progressive' jack-asses think is free speech. This is front of the Marine Recruiting Station in Berkley, Ca.

Ass holes.

h/t Grumpy’s Gripes

Another AMERICAN City Shuns The Marines

The city of Toledo has kicked the US Marines out. I can not believe we fought Michigan for this city! Radio talk show host and blogger Maggie Thurber is all over this.
According to today's [Toledo] Blade, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner told a company of Marine Corps Reservists they could not conduct their planned urban patrol exercises in downtown Toledo.

"The mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people," said Brian Schwartz, the mayor's spokesman.

This is the most insane thing I've ever heard of. Marines don't frighten me! They give me comfort and confidence that our nation is so well-protected by such dedicated individuals. Perhaps it's only Carty who is frightened. (source).

Join the conversation at Thurber’s Thoughts.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Romney Suspends Campaign

Gov. Mitt Romney announced today at CPAC that he was suspending his campaign. I am sad. I am sad for the GOP, I am sad for the Nation, I am sad for Gov. Romney.

For more commentary, please click here to read what is being said at the Bearing Drift Mother ship, the original Bearing Drift (Virginia).

There you will also find last nights live Pod Cast with Virginia Lt. Gov Bill Bolling (Romney's Virginia Chair). Listening to it now, there were some telling moments. Tune in to hear host Bearing Drift (Virginia's) Jim Hoeft and guest hosts, Political Consultant Brian Kirwin and yours truly.

NOTE: Thanks for the comments pointing out that his named is spelled Romney, not Romey... Nor did the Gov sing with Bobby Brown (only some of you will get that!). In my defense I posted that quickly and was not at home... Was on the Road in Cincinnati.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

BDO Rewind: Dog Torture. Vick: 23 Months… Huckabee’s Kid: Nada

Interesting read. I guess Huckabee carried more weight than Vick did.

Get it... It’s a fat joke... Get it?

Anyway, read about it here

This was originally posted 12/18/07

Go Obama. There, I said it.

I am a huge Cincinnati Bengals Fan. Because of this, I do not like the Cleveland Browns and I HATE the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Now, let’s imagine that it is just before the playoffs. The Bengals are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs but the Browns and the Steelers still stand a chance. Now, let’s further assume they play each other in the last game of the season and the winner of this game would advance giving them an opportunity to try and win the championship (eventually).

I would find myself in a very odd position. My team is out and two teams I dislike are playing. What I have to consider is what is most important to me at that time. And what is that? Preventing the Steelers from even having a chance to go to the playoffs. Sure, I do not like the Browns but remember, I HATE the Steelers. So in the end I would actually cheer for the Browns to beat the Steelers. Yes, a Bengals fan cheering for the Browns. But I would be doing so because a Brown win would guarantee that the Steelers would be eliminated. What becomes important is eliminating the Steelers even if that means the dreaded and reviled Browns win.

And so it is, but in this case, it is the race for the President of The United States. In this case, the Bengals are the Republicans and the Browns are Barack Obama. The Steelers? Hillary Clinton.

So it is with some reservation but a realistic view on the world that I say “Go Obama!”

If Barack Obama wins the Democratic nomination then Hillary will NOT be the next president regardless of the outcome of the general election. And it is looking like McCain will be the GOP nomination, so, well, so much for winning. The only way to prevent Hillary from winning the White House is to hope Obama wins the Nomination, period.

In the end I would rather a President Obama than a President Hillary Clinton and I have no faith, with McCain as the Nomination, that the GOP can defeat either.

Oh, and who is John McCain in all of this? Hmmm, I would say Jessica Simpson if the GOP is Tony Romo. Plus when McCain says he is a Conservative, I swear he is lip synching.

Feb. 16, 1927: What Does This Mean?

Does anyone have any ideas what he is refering to? If so, please tell me in the comments.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Falling Behind In Polls? Cry.

Seriously? Are you f-ing kidding me? She is crying again right before a big vote? Yup, Hillary, the feminist, cries again to show she is human.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sen. Hillary Clinton teared up this morning at an event at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked while in law school in the early 1970s.

Penn Rhodeen, who was introducing Clinton, began to choke up, leading Clinton's eyes to fill with tears, which she wiped out of her left eye. At the time, Rhodeen was saying how proud he was that sheepskin-coat, bell-bottom-wearing young woman he met in 1972 was now running for president.

I wish I lived a life where I could have it both ways.

So she is a strong woman, who cries for votes? I get it. Ugh

More to come because you KNOW I will post the video of this ‘strong woman’ when I get it. C'mon, do you people REALLY think this woman has a heart? C'mon. She chills her drinks by touching them. yes, the soft, sensitive Hillary.

Kerry-McCain 04? Almost

ABC's "Good Morning America," 3/10/04

Yeah, this guy is the PERFECT pick for the GOP nomination. Ugh.

I saw Tammy Bruce on Fox this morning as she was asked is she would prefer Hillary over McCain and she said (paraphrasing)
"If America is going to hit a wall at 90 MPH, we might as well do it with a real liberal rather than a fake Republican like McCain"

Sunday, February 03, 2008

NY Giants Win. Who Knew?

All week my son said NY would win.

“But son, the Patriots are 18-0″.

Nope, he said Giants.

I explained that Brady had ecperience in the big game and Eli would be rattled.

Nope. Giants, he would say.

I also explained that no NFC wild card team had made it to the Super Bowl, let alone win it.

Nope, Giants he said.

My son is 4. Maybe HE should pick my stocks!

Video Of The Day: Frozen NYC

Over 200 Improv Everywhere Agents froze in place at the exact same second for five minutes in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Bearing Drift’s Brian Kirwin Quoted on Politico

Bearing Drift (Virginia) contributor and political consultant Brian Kirwin was recently quoted in an article entitled Obama joins buttoned-up D.C., slowly on The conversation was about image and what how candidates present themselves. Specifically, Brian talks about Sen. Obama.
Political and image consultants, who get paid to mull and make such seemingly inane decisions, don’t buy into Obama’s nonchalance.
Brian Kirwin, a Virginia political strategist who makes a living worrying about suit colors and tie choices, said he took note of the transition — and the timing was instructive.

“People were going to go to the polls,” Kirwin said. “For a year, up to the point that it got close to the primaries, he was personality, the common man, I-am-like-you, Kennedyesque.

“But when [rival Hillary Rodham] Clinton started hammering him on qualifications, credibility and not being ready for office, you had to firm that up,” Kirwin added. “He had to look the part. Suits started showing up.”

Read the whole article. Brian's quote starts on page two. Very cool, Brian!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Romney Comes Out Ahead In Yet Another Poll

Uh, what?

Welcome Home Jim

It is good to have you back stateside and home safe. Good job, Bro!

Check out Mike Gooding’s (WVEC) coverage in Virginia

Sean Hannity’s Vote: Romney

Maybe this is one of the MANY reasons why.

UPDATE: And then there are these

h/t to Eileen for the Coulter link. I know it hurt :-)