Wednesday, February 28, 2007

411 from Fatty

Iowa Homeland Security Tsarina/Leftenant Governor Fatty Judge (Where's she been, celebrating the Year of the PIG?) showed who has the brains in the administration when she corrected The Big Lug's flub about 911.

Monday was the first time the Ragister reported Chester's goof...

Culver urged those seeking relief from the cold to call 911 and local police and fire dispatchers will direct them to the nearest shelter or warming center.

Tuesday the Ragister reported...Culver said residents needing shelter or facing other emergencies should call 911, despite assertions from at one least one local official that the influx of calls was jamming phone lines.

The Ragister identified the local official as...Marshalltown Police Chief Lon Walker said that practice had clogged up the emergency line in his area. "Don't call 911 for emergency shelters," he said. "I don't know where that came from, but that's not the appropriate use of 911."

It seems The Lug wasn't the only loser who recommended 911...Gov. Chet Culver and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials have recommended that people call 911 to locate nearby emergency shelters.

This really isn't an EMERGENCY either, makes one feel sooo secure!

Fatty finally came forward and said folks should call 211 for shelter information.

State 29 picked up on this tidbit...

Chet Culver: If You're Out Of Power, Visit Our Web Site

A little over one month on the big(?) stage as Governor and Chester's flubs include a left hand swearing in ceremony, a new word LITERASLY, flooding Emergency 911 calls for information and urging folks to log onto a web site when they have no power.

It's going to be a long term!

Fiberal Guilty

Unlike snowflakes and human finger prints it appears that the wealthy who pay to reduce their carbon footprint are all the same...


There's Norman Lear, Barbra Streisand, John Kerry, Diane Feinstein and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Sunday presenters at the Academy Awards were given certificates "representing 100,000 pounds of greenhouse gas reductions from TerraPass, which describes itself as a "carbon offset retailer."

...100,000 pounds is the total amount of carbon dioxide created by 20,000 miles of driving, 40,000 miles on commercial airlines, 20 hours in a private jet and a large house in Los Angeles.

Al Gore has gotten some well deserved criticism for the excessive energy consumption at his mansions.

Especially since he could be paying his utilities to utilize wind power, but "according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore's office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes".

It all smacks of those who, at one time, paid money to the government to get out of military service or paid others to go in their place.

There's a helpful smile

Hy Vee, an Iowa based Midwest grocery chain, sent out their weekly mailer to homes.

One of their specials, or "Great Values for You" is World's Finest Chocolate Bars for $1.

Bars pictured are W.F. Crisp, Almond, Caramel and Milk Chocolate (none sugar free).

Highlighted in a red circle to the right of the ad is this... "Each chocolate bar sold, Hy Vee will donate 50 cents to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation".

Maybe it's just me, but that makes as much sense as donating a portion of cigarette sales to the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Voting Discrimination

I said yesterday (Recount! ReVote!)
that I didn't believe Al Gore won an Oscar.

The truth is now trickling out courtesy of the New York Daily News...

"There are three categories in the Oscar voting that require a special ballot.

To vote for foreign, short film or documentary, you have to sign an affidavit that you have seen all the nominees."

it's not enough to watch them at home on a dvd - Academy members have to attend an official screening.

There you have it, an unfair requirement imposed by the man in an obvious attempt to discourage voter turnout!

..fewer than 300 people requested the special ballot in the documentary category, which was won by Al Gore's "An inconvenient Truth"Sunday. But even that number is about 100 more than usual.

An Academy rep confirms that of its 5,800 voting members, only about 200 typically file a ballot in the category.

That's an overvote in the huge undervote and quite the conundrum!

I say send it to the Supreme's or am I being a SORE LOSERMAN?

Not in the Jailhouse now

83 convicted felons freed as state exceeds jail limit

Eighty-three convicted criminals — including high-risk sex offenders and violent felons — have been released from two King County jails because they exceeded the total that the state Department of Corrections was allowed to place there.

...The releases came as Gov. Christine Gregoire awaits a report from the DOC about why two Seattle police officers and a King County sheriff's deputy were killed last year during encounters with felons who were being sought for violating terms of their release.

If the Ragister had their way that would be Iowa instead of Washington.

After all they recently printed this...

Are sentences too harsh?

Monday, February 26, 2007

Recount! ReVote!

I don't think Al Gore actually won an Oscar (technically he didn't)!

I didn't get to vote.

Every vote should count and they should count every vote!

The few minutes that Chris watched was more than I could take.

I suffered through the schlock of people who are only smart enough to read what is written for them.

I did see the Gore/DiCaprio lame attempt to get Gore to announce another Presidential run and that the Oscar's have gone green (other than the envy that has to permeate through Hollyweird for those who didn't win).

I was going to announce that I too have gone green, but then I thought I'm a trend setter:

Green has always been my favorite color.

The Green Bay Packers have always been my favorite NFL team.

My uncle was a Green Beret and I loved the "Ballad Of The Green Berets" by SSgt. Barry Sadler.

Green River's have always been one of my favorite soda fountain drinks.

I like peas and green beans.

I love greenbacks and would like more, please.

Going forward...

I'll insist on only greens in my dinner salad.

I'll use green salsa when I eat Mexican.

I'll drink green beer on St. Patrick's Day (I never have).

Does that mean I'll pee green?

I feel like a better human bean (oops being) already, I'd like to Thank the Academy!

Traitor in Town

The Ragister is bringing Hanoi Jane to town today as part of their sexist series for women.

Per Snopes... July 1972, when actress Jane Fonda arrived in Hanoi, North Vietnam, and began a two-week tour of the country conducted by uniformed military hosts. Aside from visiting villages, hospitals, schools, and factories, Fonda also posed for pictures in which she was shown applauding North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners, was photographed peering into the sights of an NVA anti-aircraft artillery launcher, and made ten propagandistic Tokyo Rose-like radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as "war criminals." She also spoke with eight American POWs at a carefully arranged "press conference," POWs who had been tortured by their North Vietnamese captors to force them to meet with Fonda, deny they had been tortured, and decry the American war effort. Fonda apparently didn't notice (or care) that the POWs were delivering their lines under duress or find it unusual the she was not allowed to visit the prisoner-of-war camp (commonly known as the "Hanoi Hilton") itself. She merely went home and told the world that "[the POWs] assured me they were in good health. When I asked them if they were brainwashed, they all laughed. Without exception, they expressed shame at what they had done." She did, however, charge that North Vietnamese POWs were systematically tortured in American prison-of-war camps.

To add insult to injury, when American POWs finally began to return home (some of them having been held captive for up to nine years) and describe the tortures they had endured at the hands of the North Vietnamese, Jane Fonda quickly told the country that they should "not hail the POWs as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars." Fonda said the idea that the POWs she had met in Vietnam had been tortured was "laughable," claiming: "These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed." The POWs who said they had been tortured were "exaggerating, probably for their own self-interest," she asserted. She told audiences that "Never in the history of the United States have POWs come home looking like football players. These football players are no more heroes than Custer was. They're military careerists and professional killers" who are "trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to


Ever since her infamous visit to Hanoi, Jane Fonda has maintained the fiction that she was just "trying to stop the war." But she didn't go to North Vietnam to try to bring about peace, or to reconcile the two warring sides, or to stop American boys from being killed — she went there as an active show of support for the North Vietnamese cause. She lauded the North Vietnamese military, she denounced American soldiers as "war criminals" and urged them to stop fighting, she lobbied to cut off all American economic aid to the South Vietnamese government (even after the Paris Peace Accords had ended U.S. military involvement in Vietnam), she publicly thanked the Soviets for providing assistance to the North Vietnamese, and she branded tortured American POWs as liars possessed of overactive imaginations

In 1988, sixteen years after the fact, Fonda finally met with Vietnam veterans to apologize for her actions. This nationally-televised apology (during which she attempted to minimize her actions by characterizing them as "thoughtless and careless") came at a time when New England vets were successfully disrupting a film project she was working on, leading more than a few to read a huge dollop of self-interest into her apology.

Fonda again "apologized" in 2005, an act which not suprisingly once again coincided with the release of a film in which she had a starring role (Monster-in-Law, her first leading role since 1990's Stanley & Iris) and a book tour to promote her autobiography. As she had several years earlier, Fonda made it quite clear that she was apologizing only for posing for photographs while seated at a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun, and even then her "apology" was couched in the most oblique terms possible (i.e., she didn't address the people she harmed and say she was sorry for hurting them; she only issued the self-confessional statement that she "regretted" one of her actions):
2000: "I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an anti-aircraft carrier, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless."

2005: "I will go to my grave regretting that. The image of Jane Fonda, 'Barbarella,' Henry Fonda's daughter, just a woman sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal. It was like I was thumbing my nose at the military and at the country that gave me privilege."
Fonda emphasized that she was not apologizing for any other actions connected with her trip to North Vietnam, or for any of her other anti-war activities:
The 67-year-old actress and activist, however, defended her decision to go to Hanoi and said she had no regrets about being photographed with American POWs there or making broadcasts on Radio Hanoi because she was trying to stop the war.

"There are hundreds of American delegations that had met with the POWs," she added. "Both sides were using the POWs for propaganda. It's not something that I will apologize for."

To quote Dan Aykroyd in SNLs "Point/Counterpoint....

Jane, you ignorant slut!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Snow Surprise Really

After all Al Gore is supposed to receive an Oscar tonight.

Winter always rears its ugly head when he bloviates about "GORE BULL" Warming!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Telling it like it is

Excerpts from an interview Vice President Cheney did with ABC news...

John Karl: The speaker of the house was so upset about your comment that she called the White House to complain.

Cheney: I'm not sure what part of it is that Nancy disagreed with. She accused me of questioning her patriotism. I didn't question her patriotism. I questioned her judgment. Al-Qaeda functions on the basis that they think they can break our will. That's their fundamental underlying strategy: that if they can kill enough Americans or cause enough havoc, create enough chaos in Iraq, then we'll quit and go home. My statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, that we will validate the strategy of Al-Qaeda. I said it, and I meant it. And I'm not backing down.

Karl: But hasn't our strategy been failing? Isn't that why the president has had to come out with a new strategy?

Cheney: A failed strategy. Let's see. We didn't fail when we got rid of Saddam. We didn't fail when we held elections. We didn't fail when we got a constitution written. They’re all success stories.

Karl: Didn't we fail when 3,000 American soldiers are all killed --

Cheney: You wish there was never a casualty, Jonathan. Always a regret when you have casualties. But we are at war.

We were too successful too early!

The herd mentality of our ADHD, instant gratification society has been pounded by the negativity of the Media and the politicization by Fiberal Dummycrats who chiefly care about their return to power.


Reality Bites--OORAH!

Semper Fi!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Rock gets Rolled

Tom Vilsack (The Pickle) said he was docking his boat, today, as he ended his Presidential campaign.

The Whispers were true, he's no longer "Rock Steady".

"Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", one has to wonder where he "got the notion" he could be President.

He certainly didn't get the funding necessary from his 1,159 Iowa supporters.

The Pickle put it this way..."So it is money and only money that is the reason we are leaving today."

Coincidentally enough, "money and only money" is the reason I'm not monetarily wealthy.

I'm hoping he saved enough to return to Pennsylvania, I'll gladly buy him a Rolling Rock beer if he does.

Groin Injury

I got kneed in my Loebsack, maybe I should Leach it.

Iowa Dummycrat CONgressman Dave Loebsack( pictured with Dean the Scream) returned from his quick surge to Iraq, and the one time college professor showed his inability to learn anything.

Loebsack met with two groups of Iowa soldiers and found they support their mission and believe it can succeed.

Loebsack, keeping a fiberal open mind, is more convinced than ever that the United States needs to end its involvement in the war.

HUH? Based on WHAT?

Loebsack also proved how condescending fiberals can be, by telling the Ragister, he was "amazed" by the spirit and dedication of U.S. troops deployed there.

"The troops are doing a heck of a job."

All those involved are "giving it their best," including the troops, Loebsack said. "They are doing their job ... and I am amazed they manage to do it in the face of all this."

In the face of a Dummycrat controlled Congress' ability to support them and their mission?

What a backhanded insult!

He must watch too many Oliver Stone VietNam movies.

Maybe he can repair his manhood by putting some BALLS in his Loebsack, that would cure the need to squat when he pees.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

A sober Scotsman?

Craig Ferguson, host of CBS'"The Late Late Show", told viewers that after seeing photos of Britney Spears, he reconsidered making jokes at the expense of the "vulnerable."

Ferguson is an alcoholic who states he's been sober 15 years.

"For me, comedy should have a certain amount of joy in it. It should be about attacking the powerful - the politicians, the Trumps, the blowhards - going after them. We shouldn't be attacking the vulnerable."

"Now I'm not saying Britney is alcoholic, I don't know what she is - alcoholic or not - but she clearly needs help," he said.

I saw a replay of Ferguson's monologue and he also said that at 25, Spears is "just a baby... A BABY!"


At 25, I finally got my car insurance to go down, bought my first house and got married for the first time. Ferguson is an alcoholic who states he's been sober 15 years.

Spears has two babies and two former husbands.

Just because someone acts like a baby, doesn't make them a baby.

75 to Life

The candles will further fuel "Gore Bull" warming.

From The Washington Times/Inside the Beltway column...

Senator Edward M. Kennedy Massachusetts Democrat, celebrates three-quarters of a century of living today.

...fellow Massachusetts Senator John Kerry observes in a birthday tribute to his colleague...

Say what you want to about Mr. Kennedy's ideals and ideology, he "sticks to his guns. ... He is listening still -- to the voices his conscience tells him must never be ignored."

Guns & Kennedy's? OOPS!

Mary Jo Kopechne, who's voice Teddy ignored, was killed just days shy of her 29th birthday.

Kopechne, who could not be reached for comment, would have turned 67 this July.

Maybe Teddy will celebrate by having a few drinks with his Dummycrat friends and then a long drive off of a short pier.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Minnesota SUCKS

Make it 11, Gore can bore you to death!

Al Gore could pay a visit to the University of Minnesota in the near future to receive an honorary degree for his work in climatology.

University President Bob Bruininks spilled the beans at the February Board of Regents meeting, saying that "two of our colleges are working with Vice President Gore to provide, we hope, an honorary doctorate."

The University has given 223 honorary degrees to date. Past recipients include Yanni, Sandra Day O'Connor and Hillary Clinton.

Now that's some fine company!

The thought of Dr. Gore
makes me want to snore
He's such a bore
and a climatological whore

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Month to Maui

I'm already there in my mind!

Then a week of denial when we get home and that equals two months in Maui...I wish!

Chris and I spend most of our time reading on this lawn(it's like a putting green) and watching the whales breach.

Aahh, the good life!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Same Person?

Sara Kelley, weather twinkie on WOI TV/ Channel 5 and Alicia Goranson, the original Becky on Roseanne.

Flood DUD

"If it's yellow, let it mellow...If it's brown, flush it down." L.D. McMullen to Des Moines 1993

I caught this letter in the Ragister and it caused my blood to boil red...

L.D. McMullen, Des Moines Water Works general manager, is overpaid? Anyone remember 1993? He's "priceless," and we're amazingly lucky to have him...

There are plenty of states that would love to have McMullen and would let him name his price.

I say let him go!

McMullen currently makes over $200,000 a year plus benefits.

This so called "Flood Stud" was the reason Des Moines lost its water anyway.

You wouldn't christen a cop a hero who let a prisoner escape, commit a murder while loose and then recapture the prisoner after 12 days.

Priceless Lee D. McMullen turned down assistance for sandbagging prior to losing the plant.

Sandbagging that was later done so the flood water could be removed and the plant put back on line.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out Lee.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Oh fer TWO

Prognosticator to the clueless, CommieTommie Harkin, predicted on 2/2 that the Senate would vote to "tell President Bush it disagrees with his addition of troops to Iraq..."

That didn't happen on 2/5 and it didn't happen AGAIN on 2/17.

So how do the Dummycrats handle defeat?

Political Double Speak!

Per CommieTommie the Big, Bad Republicans...refuse to allow debate on the resolution, which expresses disapproval of the escalation.

That's NOT true!

They debated for 2 hours yesterday before they voted to invoke CLOTURE.


"The closing or limitation of debate in a legislative body especially by calling for a vote."

The Dummycrats control the agenda in Congress and this is the second time the Senate has failed to limit debate.

I think I'll let Ralph Peters finish for me...

PROVIDING aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime is treason. It's not "just politics." It's treason.

And signaling our enemies that Congress wants them to win isn't "supporting our troops."

The "nonbinding resolution" telling the world that we intend to surrender to terrorism and abandon Iraq may be the most disgraceful congressional action since the Democratic Party united to defend slavery...

We've reached a low point in the history of our government when a substantial number of legislators would welcome an American defeat in Iraq for domestic political advantage.

As a former soldier who still spends a good bit of time with those in uniform, what infuriates me personally is the Doublespeak, Stalin-Prize lie that undercutting our troops and encouraging our enemies is really a way to "support our troops."

Happy Chinese New Year

It's the year of the PIG!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Press Pause

Robert Adler has died at the age of 93.

Adler, who won an Emmy Award along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley , was the co-inventor of the TV remote control when they worked for Zenith.

Polley created the "Flashmatic," a wireless remote introduced in 1955 that operated on photo cells. Adler introduced ultrasonics, or high-frequency sound, to make the device more efficient in 1956.

I recall when my Aunt & Uncle were the first in the neighborhood to get a Zenith Console Color Television with a remote control.


That was the sound as it turned the channels searching for one of the 4 TV stations we received.

I too recall being my parents remote control, as they told me (or my sisters) to change channels or turn the volume up or down.

Nay to 17, Yea to 2

The RINO's who sided with the Dummycrats on the House resolution taking the cowards way.

Representative Michael Castle (DE)
Phone: (202) 225-4165
Fax: (202) 225-2291

Representative Howard Coble (NC)
Phone: (202) 225-3065
Fax: (202) 225-8611

Representative Thomas M. Davis (VA)
Phone: (202) 225-1492
Fax: (202) 225-3071

Representative John J. Duncan Jr. (TN)
Phone: (202) 225-5435
Fax: (202) 225-6440

Representative Philip Sheridan English (PA)
Phone: (202) 225-5406
Fax: (202) 225-3103

Representative Wayne Gilchrest (MD)
Phone: (202) 225-5311
Fax: (202) 225-0254

Representative Robert Inglis (SC)
Phone: (202) 225-6030
Fax: (202) 226-1177

Representative Timothy V. Johnson (IL)
Phone: (202) 225-2371
Fax: (202) 226-0791

Representative Walter Jones (NC)
Phone: (202) 225-3415
Fax: (202) 225-3286

Representative Richard Keller (FL)
Phone: (202) 225-2176
Fax: (202) 225-0999

Representative Mark Kirk (IL)
Phone: (202) 225-4835
Fax: (202) 225-0837

Representative Steven C. LaTourette (OH)
Phone: (202) 225-5731
Fax: (202) 325-3307

Representative Ronald Ernest Paul (TX)
Phone: (202) 225-2831

Representative Thomas Petri (WI)
Tel: (202) 225-2476
Fax: (202) 225-2356

Representative James Ramstad (MN)
Phone: (202) 225-2871
Fax: (202) 225-6351

Representative Frederick Stephen Upton (MI)
Phone: (202) 225-3761
Fax: (202) 225-4986

Representative James T. Walsh (NY)
Phone: (202) 225-3701
Fax: (202) 225-4042

Two Democrats put Country before Party and voted against the resolution.

Representative Jim Marshall (GA)
Phone: (202) 225-6531
Fax: (202) 225-3013

Representative Gene Taylor (MS)
Phone: (202) 225-5772
Fax: (202) 225-7074

Here's a link for Congressional e-mail

Friday, February 16, 2007

What'd he say?

House Dummycrats have spent most of the week embarrassing America with the Iraq War resolution.

Leonard BOZO-well took the opportunity to embarrass any Iowan with a brain.

BOZO-well, on the floor of the House, was supposed to say..."I recognize the pretext for going to war was based on faulty, misleading intelligence".

What BOZO-well said was, "The pretext for going to war was based on faulty, misleading misinformation."


Let me say that again backwards, HUH?

Wow, a double negative.

That makes the information accurate and BOZO-well having no intelligence!

No wonder the Dummycrats consider his seat vulnerable for '08.

I agree with the Wall Street Journal's take on the debate...

"Congress has rarely been distinguished by its moral courage. But even grading on a curve, we can only describe this week's House debate on a vote of no-confidence in the mission in Iraq as one of the most shameful moments in the institution's history."

"On present course, the members will vote [today] to approve a resolution that does nothing to remove American troops from harm's way in Iraq but that will do substantial damage to their morale and that of their Iraqi allies while emboldening the enemy..."

"The motion at issue is plainly dishonest, in that exquisitely congressional way of trying to have it both ways. ... The resolution purports to 'support' the troops even as it disapproves of their mission. It praises their 'bravery,' while opposing the additional forces that both President Bush and General David Petraeus, the new commanding general in Iraq, say are vital to accomplishing that mission. And it claims to want to 'protect' the troops even as its practical impact will be to encourage Iraqi insurgents to believe that every roadside bomb brings them closer to their goal."


A.C. cool to B.O.

Excerpts from Ann Coulter's latest...

What is so audacious about announcing that you're running for president?

Any idiot can run for president.

Dennis Kucinich is running for president. Until he was imprisoned, Lyndon LaRouche used to run for president constantly. John Kerry ran for president.

Today, all you have to do is suggest a date by which U.S. forces in Iraq should surrender, and you're officially a Democratic candidate for president.

Obama made his announcement surrounded by hundreds of adoring Democratic voters. And those were just the reporters...

If Obama's biggest asset is his inexperience, then if by the slightest chance he were elected and were to run for a second term, he will have to claim he didn't learn anything the first four years.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


An American Airlines flight made an unscheduled landing in Honolulu after pilots heard something skittering about in the wire-laden space over the cockpit.

The airline blamed the emergency landing of the Tokyo-Dallas flight on a stowaway squirrel.

"You do not want a varmint up in the wiring areas and what-have-you on an airplane. You don't want anything up there," said a spokesman for the airline.

He said pilots feared the animal would chewed through wiring or cause other problems.

Officers with the state and federal agriculture and wildlife officials boarded the plane, set traps, and captured the eastern gray squirrel.

Squirrels on a Plane?

I bet Samuel L. Jackson would reprise his role.

I just hope it would be Mother F'n better than the Mother F'n original!