Monday, June 30, 2008

Major malfunction

Retarded, err Retired General Wesley Clark criticized John McCain's military credentials.

"He hasn't been there and ordered the bombs to fall" as a wartime commander.


"I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."

To me it says a lot about his character.

Read and compare, I'll take John McCain over Clinton butt boy Wesley Clark any day of the week.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Here's what the real sporer had to say, to Iowas Newz Liter, about Clark last fall...

He keeps bragging about the war he won. Pretty easy to win when you attack a former friend who then doesn't even fight back.

Wesly McArthur, eh?

As for his ability in the political arena, Clark hasn't paid his debts.

On 12/31/2004 Clark owed $387,809 and had cash on hand of $447,006.

On 12/31/2006 Clark owed of $260,821 even though he had $390,724 in the bank.

On 12/31/2007 Clark owed $220,973 with $167,628 on hand.

Since then he established WESPAC and SecuringAmerica.


Ragister Fear Mongering

The Ragister devoted a two page spread to Iowa's Changing Climate yesterday.

They presented it as a historical look at the weather in Iowa and the latest projections for the state.

They had a time line that showed a period from the 1880s to 1930s with an increase of temperature of 2.8 degrees.

This was attributed to increased solar radiation and a lack of volcano activity.

As someone who enjoys history, could the Industrial Revolution had any impact in that?

The cities were also covered by layer of dirty black smoke (from burning coal that was used to heat water so as to create steam to run the machines). The factories chimneys would continually belch out dark, dirty and poisonous smoke into the atmosphere, polluting it.
This blocked out most of the sun's light giving the city a bleak and gloomy look.

The time line continued with the period of 1930s to 1980s that saw a decrease in temperature of 2.2 degrees.

This is attributed to increased volcanic activity. Volcanoes eject particles and gas into the air that block solar radiation and cool the atmosphere.

The historical time line from 1980s-2000s shows an increase in temperature of 1.4 degrees.

This is attributed to increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Experts say solar radiation and volcano activity levels have not changed significantly.

The World Map of Volcanoes shows, by my count, 40 major eruptions between 1880-1930. 51 major eruptions from 1930-1980 and 45 major eruptions since 1980.

I think the problem may be the Ragister's experts.

As in May, they utilize the Union of Concerned Scientists(UCS) .

Here's John Stossel on UCS...

The key word in "Union of Concerned Scientists" isn't "Scientists" — you don't need any particular degree or experience to join — but "Concerned," and the concerns in question are decidedly left wing. Its own website reveals that it developed out of a campaign to make students think that strengthening the American military was an illegitimate use of technology.

Indeed membership in UCS can be obtained for $25,$35 if you want the mousepad (is that eco friendly?). has more on UCS, as does DISCOVERTHENETWORKS.ORG,
the Competetive Enterpriste Institute and Dennis Byrne.

Another Ragister expert is Iowa State University Professor Gene Tackle, who served on the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

This is a picture from Gene's web page

I'm sure it's for showin' and not for goin' and the scientific community is united in that fact!

Takle was also part of a group that predicted Gore-BULL warming wouldn't be as severe in the central U.S. because of a "hole".

As for the IPCC, they don't even do their own research, instead taking papers and results from other bodies.

Meteorologist Christopher Landsea resigned because he saw it "as both being motivated by pre-conceived agendas and being scientifically unsound".

Tune in next month.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


I got these take offs of motivational posters from "Uncle Fuzzy", who I used to work with at The HAWK.

KHAK 1360AM/Stereo 98 FM Cedar Rapids Fun Spot in 1980 and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Chris & I laughed so hard we cried.

Stereo typing?

Out of the Quad City Times comes...

Turnout at first-ever Pride Festival ‘fabulous!’

One element the organizers did not have to contend with this year was anti-gay protesters.

If it's the first one, that sentence makes no sense and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Holding out for a hero?

Believe it or don't, these two items are from supporters of SNOBama.

Jail Break Toys has the OBAMA inaction figure.

For $12.99 (plus a minimum of $6.80 shipping) you'll get six inches of plastic(?) that yes, you can change into any of eight points of articulation.


"I am a liar!"

"I am an empty suit!"

"Yes, We Can't!"

"I've visited 57 states with one left to go!"

"I Love the flag!"

"The Star Bangled Blunder"

"Wright On!"


Fittingly enough other Jail Break Toys include: Che Guevera, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong.

Workers of the world, unite!

The Edge of the American West bumper sticker is $3.99, but like Barry, has hidden charges such as Economy $1 and a minimum of $7 shipping.

That's almost like any of SNOBama's plans, promising something for next to nothing and then having the government implement it for nearly double the cost of the item.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Both items promise portions of the profits to the campaign.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Who's New(S) at 'HO

Emily Carlson was introduced as a new reporter for WHO TV13 ('HO) last night.

She's quite the story.

Carlson's a graduate of Academy of Holy Angels High School and University of Saint Thomas.

It's mentioned that the Minnesota native is an accomplished figure skater.

She must be used to skating on thin ice and the scientific community is united in that fact.

While at WICD TV, Emily and another TV Personality (Kent Ninomiya) were accused of forcing another co-worker (Erin Davis) to drink vodka in an attempt to coerce her into a sexual encounter.

Carlson and Ninomiya were not charged and Davis was acquitted of driving under the influence, even after striking two parked cars.

Something's wrong in the state of Illinois.

Welcome Emily, watchout Erin, Sonja, Elizabeth!

Hokey Henderson

Radio Iowa's Onette Kay Henderson is getting praise for pointing out that John McCain is on the air with TV ads in Cedar Rapids.

The story should be raising eyebrows for its lack of objectivity.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Henderson fails to mention that the Cedar Rapids TV market includes Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Dubuque and the rest of a huge chunk of eastern Iowa.

It is a TV market of easily 400,000.

She comes across as belittling McCain for wasting money in an area devastated by floods.

The flooding has been tragic, but the majority of the city of 124,000 and metro of 246,000 are high and dry.

She offers a back hand clap at McCain for stimulating the local economy.

Where is the $265 Million Man Obama?

He spent $75 Million in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia and lost big to Hellary.

It seems he could spare some change and share the wealth, instead of giving lip service.

Word Smith?

Ben Smith of Politico discussed the "Unity for Change" tour...

one of the key things Hillary (and Bill) bring to Obama: Whenever he wants to deliver some unadulterated message to the American people, he just needs to drag one of them up on stage beside him and wait for the cameras.

BUBBA and UNADULTERATED in the same sentence?

I don't think so and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Change for Unity

Barack Obama doesn't stand for something and His supporters will fall for anything.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ain't that a Kiick in the head

The Ragister earns another Csonka for their continued support of Dummycrat James Hufferd.

Hufferd is an instructor at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and founder of 9/11 Truth of Central Iowa.

It shows you how bad things must be at the Ragister, for subscribers, that they have to appeal to loon's by giving them precious space.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

It should come as no surprise that Hufferd was a member of Howard Dean's Iowa Advisory Committee on Education.

HYAH is all I have to say about that!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

If the Title Fits

A day after CBS News announced her as "chief foreign-affairs correspondent", Lara Logan's love life has shown she can live up to the title.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.



CBS touted her as the only American reporter who was in Baghdad when the United States invaded in 2003.

Now we're lucky (?) enough to know who's invaded Lara.

I bet BUBBA's really mad now that Hellary didn't get the nomination so he could travel the world repairing America's damaged international reputation.

Basically be in charge of foreign affairs.

How's that?

The irony here made me do a double take...

Democratic legislative leaders on Monday appointed Timothy Faller to serve as interim director of the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency.

Partisans appoint nonpartisan?

Only in government and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ratings Ploy?

I'm always leery of radio stations that "suspend" on-air talent for something they supposedly said on air.

If it's really that bad, it'll be known (see Don Imus) and the scientific community is united in that fact.

It is usually an opportunity for the on air person, and the station, to receive free publicity to attract new listeners.

It looks like the Des Moines market is heading into the summer ratings period.

It would seem the Ragister and a noted TV sports personality, who shall remain nameless, may have fallen for the ruse.

Raspberry Berets

John Deeth is one of the few, to the left of me, that has a sense of humor I get.

He responded to yesterday's post on Wayne Ford with...

We should bring Prince in which would increase diversity and if he sang "Raspberry Beret" that would match Wayne's hat, and mine.

The last time I saw Prince, it was the halftime show for Stupor Bowl XLI and he was wearing an Aunt Jemima Do Rag that made him look even more feminine.

How about Hugo Chavez instead?

I see a trio forming and you could work up an act for the fair and then take it on the road.

It would be a GAS and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Raspberry Baret - Hindu Love Gods

Beautiful Liar

In the ad he chose to introduce himself to America for the general election...Barack Obama LIED!

SNOBama says...

"That's why I passed laws" that "extended health care for wounded troops who'd been neglected."

SNOBama never voted for it, so he never passed it.

The commercial cites Public Law 110 - 181 as proof.

Fox News found out it is part of the defense authorization bill which passed the Senate in January by a vote of 91 to three with six senators not voting.

Barack Obama was among those six absent senators.

Are those the heartland values taught by your Kansan mother and grandparents?

So much for the Country you love.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Fresh off making an ass of himself during the flooding, State Representative Wayne Ford is floating to the top again.

U Gotta Love It!

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Racial makeup of fair's lineup criticized

Ford wants the number of minority acts increased at the Iowa State Fair.

"The Grant Wood image of Iowa has changed. That picture would have minorities in the background now, and the State Fair has been trying, but this year appears to be a setback."

What happened to "ONE IOWA" Wayne?

Is it fair to have a quota system for the Fair?

Per the Ragister, Vanessa Hudgens (pictured)& Corbin Bleu are minority headline acts.

The Crystals are the best known of the acts on the free stage.

Gary Slater, Iowa State Fair CEO, said...The color that's most important to the fair's lineup is green.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hasseling Chris?

I'm amazed anyone reads what I write or even cares to comment.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Chris Hassel does.

After I penned What a Hassel, he responded...

Yeah, I was definately trying to be funny by saying the word "mug". What can you possibly be thinking? Obviously I was asking for the mug of Todd Lickliter because the director was running behind. You must be a complete fool to think I'd try to make a joke in the middle of a story about a woman dying. Why don't you email or call me personally if you have a problem and ask me about it before posting it on a public blog?

Chris Hassel

To me the interjection of "mug" during a serious story was unprofessional period.

I don't criticize everything he does, such as his misspelling of definitely or Saturday evening when he gave the results of a race at the Iowa Speedway as sponsored by YELD-WEN instead of JELD-WEN, until now.

The levee was dry?

State Senator Jack Ass, err Hatch, who attacked John McCain over the weekend, needs to explain why the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) did not get any of the $300,000 they requested this year to inspect dams, levees and for other flood plain work.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Hatch, is an Assistant Majority Leader and has been in the Iowa Legislature for the past six years.


I was in Junior High when I received my first George Carlin album as a Christmas present.

I played FM & AM over and over that break, much to the chagrin of my parents because of Carlin's cursing and long hair.

I loved Carlin's ability to utilize the English language.

In the first bit on the F.M. side, SHOOT (SHIT with two O's), he spoke of getting fired from a gig in Las Vegas for saying "SHIT" onstage in a Casino that had a CRAPS table.

He was sure there was some high roller at those tables cursing his bad luck with " AW SHIT, I CRAPPED".

The first cut on the A.M. side was (SON OF WINO) about Wonderful WINO radio where the time was always "(Bing Bong) 5 minutes past the big hour of 5 o'clock".

Where if you played the newest John Lennon single backwards, at really slow speed, it screwed up your needle.

Where the AP reported 218 people had been killed in traffic accidents this weekend, the National Traffic Safety Council expected a total of 500 "You're not trying friends".

Al Sleet, the Hippy, Dippy, Weather Man, was part of The 11 O'CLOCK NEWS.

Tonight's forecast was dark, continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.

Al ended his segment with, "And if you don't like the weather....MOVE".

Around the back of the album were inane little comments: The Gross National Product is Gross; When stepping on the brake, your life is in your foot's hands; The U.S. Plywood Building is made of steel and stone; Recycle confetti.

CLASS CLOWN (with the SEVEN WORDS YOU CAN NEVER SAY ON TELEVISION) and OCCUPATION FOOLE are two other album's I purchased on my own.

I recited his THE HAIR PIECE in Junior High speech class.

I list my Occupation as FOOLE in my Blogger Profile, as well as the questionnaire for my Thirtieth High School Reunion, adding the final E just to piss them off and the scientific community is united in that fact.

George Carlin dead at age 71, SHIT!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

CAN'T do attitude

America has always been a can do country.

Barack Obama wants you to believe in

You're going to need all the change you can get to pay the higher gas prices the Dummycrats promised to reduce two years ago.

SNOBama is fond of saying YES WE CAN, but said NO WE WON'T in response to drilling offshore in Florida.

"When I'm president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida," Obama said. He compared the proposal for more offshore drilling to the "gas tax holiday gimmick."

A gimmick he voted FOR three times as an Illinois State Senator.

SNOBama claims to want to "reduce our dependence on foreign oil for good."

Then Invest in America and create American jobs by drilling here, NOW!

Offshore drilling of Texas and Louisiana is credited with...

creating jobs, bolstering state revenues and perpetuating a vibrant social structure in coastal communities. Revenue from mineral leases in the Gulf of Mexico go into Texas' $25 billion permanent school fund. They generated $51.9 million in fiscal 2007.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has domestic reserves at 75 billion barrels of oil.

Enough to replace every barrel of non-North American imports (Canada & Mexico) for 22 years.

Don't look to the Dummycrats for help, their solution has been to sue OPEC and stop adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

That's worked WELL and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Now they're taking a page out of the Maxine Waters playbook to socialize, err nationalize oil refineries.

As our friend Pat said...

First they won’t let us build any more refineries.

Then they won’t let us drill offshore or in Alaska.

Now they want to nationalize the refineries to control the flow of oil which they obstructed by the first two items.
That must make sense following Democrat logic

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Yes We CON!

Sporting what The Caucus at the New York Times called

The Great Seal of Obamaland?

SNOBama unveiled a new presidential (?) seal with a supposed translation of "Yes we can" in Latin (Vero Possumus).

More like, Zero Possum Us.

Loosely translated from the Urban Dictionary as...


And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Can you say?


It's the name of a bar in Urbandale that has been in the news a lot for trouble there, lately a shooting death.

The talking heads on TV pronounce it RAZ MA TAZZ, and now the Ragister spells the name incorrectly in its headline...

Loophole lets Razmatazz patrons bring own liquor


I like how you say that.

Just don't drink there and the scientific community is united in that fact.

This rant courtesy of the former broadcaster in me.

Ignore Rant

The Big Lug Nut's Chief of Staff made news with a Dummycrat hit job on John McCain.

Patrick Dillweed, err Dillon...

said the governor was concerned that McCain's trip would divert local law enforcement from the flood recovery effort to provide security for McCain.

"As a courtesy — and as we did for Senator Obama — we privately made an effort to make sure that Senator McCain knew that state and local resources were still being deployed to support the flood fight and that now may not be the best time for a campaign trip," Dillon said in a statement.

That would have been true for last week in an underwater Cedar Rapids.

This week they even had time for a wedding in Columbus Junction, where McCain visited.

If the Mayor and the Sheriff have time to get involved in the wedding, then it was more like a diversion rather than diverted.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Turns out that was correct as, per Politico, the Mayor didn't have a problem ...

"Certainly, Mr. McCain's visit today in no way hindered any relief efforts or any of our efforts on recovery or security or whatever we were working on," [Dan] Wilson said. He said McCain's staff called him Wednesday night and Thursday to be sure the visit would not cause a problem.

McCain's camp noted he provided much of his own security.

Politico also notes the political background of Dildo, err Dillon...

Dillon is not just a state government functionary. He's an experienced political operative who ran Culver's gubernatorial campaign in 2006 and worked on John Edwards's 2004 caucus effort. In other words, he knows what he's doing.

The Big Lug Nut knew what he was doing too.

Des Moines Register video of flood wedding

Thursday, June 19, 2008

No Sweat?

The Ragister's Iowa Ear mentioned the National Guard jacket Governor Big Lug Nut has been wearing lately.

They opined it gives him...

A place to hide Patty Judge.

FATTY Judge?


They listed a half a dozen or more reasons, including...

A sweat stain cover.

Could that be it?

We're SURE and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dumbacrat Voting Guide

Thank you Ben Shapiro.

Why I'm Voting Democrat...

I believe that the best strategy in war is defeat. It broadens the mind to learn Japanese, German and Arabic. Talk about multiculturalism!

I'm voting Democrat because I believe that the ideal family is two homosexual bonobos, a goat and a parrot raising a human baby. Love and compassion is all it takes to make a successful family!

I'm voting Democrat because it's my body, and if I want to kill my baby, I'll do it, even if its head is in the birth canal. If I want to cut out my intestines and feed them to the crocodiles, I'll do that too. That's the freedom our forefathers enshrined in the Constitution.

I'm voting Democrat because our enemies on the battlefield deserve comfy hotel rooms, Pay-Per-View, prostitutes and all the benefits of American citizenship.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe we need other countries' permission for me to turn down my thermostat.

I'm voting Democrat because I care about the real victims of crime -- criminals.

I'm voting Democrat because everyone deserves crappy healthcare. Sure, you'll have to wait years for that life-saving cancer surgery. But it's first come, first served at the cemetery!

I'm voting Democrat because I believe in minority rights (except in Muslim countries), free speech (with regard to pornography but not conservative talk radio), environmentalism (unless we're talking about Al Gore's house) and diplomacy (but never backed by the threat of military force).

I'm voting Democrat because I like the words "hope" and "change." Also "kazoo." That's a funny word.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe that America's founders were rich, white, greedy xenophobes, and that America's founding principles are hogwash requiring periodic editing from an unelected group of liberal judges.

Most of all, I'm voting Democrat because I like the ideas they have over in France, but I don't feel like moving there. I'll threaten to move, but I really won't. After all, I have a good job, healthcare, lower taxes, free speech and a social framework that promotes family structure. And all of it is defended by the most effective fighting force on the planet.

If only the institution of far-left values resulted in a great country. Oh, well. That won't stop me from voting Democrat, though. After all, I'm voting Democrat because thought isn't one of my strong suits.

And the scientific community is united in that fact!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Beat the Press

Reporter Liz Sidoti compared the economic plans of John McCain and Barack Obama.

She utilized data from the Tax Policy Center and described it as a nonpartisan joint project of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.

I guess because I have Democrats in my family, I'm nonpartisan too and the scientific community is united in that fact.

A Fiberal Think Tank is picured.

Elections DO Matter

I'll be surprised if something doesn't break from Al Gore jumping on the SNOB-ama bandwagon.

Gore needs to worry less about being carbon neutral and focus more on being CARB neutral.

And the scientific community is united in that fat. err, I mean fact.

In his endorsement of Barry O, Gore took a shot at the President...

"Even our dogs and cats have learned that elections matter."

I'm surprised Gore would bring up his dog Shiloh.

In his 2000 campaign, Gore said his mother-in-law was paying three times as much for the arthritis drug Lodine as his dog.

It was one of many exaggerations that the Bush campaign used effectively against Gore, inventor of the internet.

I guess Gore's point was about the poisoned dog and cat food made in China.

This criticism coming from the man who was part of an administration that found "no controlling legal authority" in any of its dealings with China.

It's enough to make one go nuclear.

Dakota, South Dakota

From the Pasadena Star-News...

FORMER North Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle was as giddy as a school girl preparing for her first prom.

The analogy of Daschle as a girl is enjoyable, as well as highly accurate and the scientific community is united in that fact.

It should be noted that Tom Daschle was a United States Senator from SOUTH Dakota.

Missed it by that much Maxwell Smart.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hot Dog!

Driving home from the In-Laws yesterday, Chris & I encountered two Wienermobiles.

One was smaller than the other and both were driven by women.

It appeared no guys were allowed on the wiener, or even to handle it.

That's no baloney and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I believe, Al Michaels


In a stunning development my Mother's house, so far, has been spared by the Des Moines River water that breached a levee in the Birdland/Union Park area.

I was extremely disappointed in Roger Less of the Army Corps of Engineers who seemed to try and shift blame for a levee that was known since 1993 to be inadequate.

Less tried to blame a nation at war, not an inefficient government bureaucracy, for the delay...

"When you're a nation at war, things tend to take a little longer on the home front at times. Priorities are stretched."

The Corps took 10 years to study the issue.

Caution slow learner's ahead and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Corps was given approval last December for $10 Million in levee improvements.

Congress has yet to allocate the money.

I say LESS study and more action would have avoided yesterday's Birdland bath!