Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cuz Obama is here

The Ragister reports that NObama's message for Cedar Rapids today will be on reducing energy costs.

Sounds like it'll be a summer rerun of what he told an audience in Springfield, Missouri.

Tanks for nothing!

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Inflate your tires to the size of his head/ego and get regular tune ups for your Bentley Coup.

It's ludicrous!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tanks for nothing

NObama's response to Drill Here, Drill Now is for you to inflate your tires to the size of his head/ego!

"We could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could save just as much."

Sorry, but over inflation like that is dangerous and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Inexperience squared

The hot rumor this week is that NObama is considering Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for Vice President.

Virginian Larry Sabato looks at Kaine's PROS & CONS.

A huge CON...

Obama's public office resume is undeniably thin. His recent successful Magical Mystery Tour of eight European and Middle Eastern countries notwithstanding, Obama has little or no foreign policy, military, and national security experience. Unless one counts foreign trade missions, Kaine has even less knowledge of these areas than Obama.

That's what generated the title of this piece and a possible slogan for the campaign.

Ben Shapiro has other NObama campaign slogans...

When Experience, Knowledge and Honor Just Aren't Good Enough. Vote Obama.

Hope. Change. And All That Other BS. Vote Obama.

Talking Big. Doing Nothing. Vote Obama.

This Election Is All About You. Voting for Me. Vote Obama.

Sure, I Remember Voting In the Senate That One Time. Vote Obama.

Kim Jung Il, Hamas and Fidel Castro Can't Be Wrong. Vote Obama.

Pass the Arugula. Vote Obama.

Like Black People? Vote Obama.

The Man With The Iraq Plan. Yeah, The Plan That Didn't Work. So What, Racist? Vote Obama.

Flag Pins Are Stupid. But I'm Not Unpatriotic. You Racist. Vote Obama.

Don't Like My Pastor? Shut Up, Racist. Still Don't Like Him? I Guess I Don't, Either. Vote Obama.

Fooling All of the People All of the Time. Vote Obama.

In a pinch you can always count on

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Media disconnect

Since I do a majority of our grocery shopping, I will always check out articles like this...

Save on groceries with lists, store label

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average family of four spends $709 per month ($177 per person) on groceries. And, this doesn't include eating out.

No shit Sherlock!

Most people buy groceries for consumption at home, thereby removing the necessity of dining out and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Ragister article doesn't say who authored it, or where they acquired it.

A Google check came up with this article, sans the eating out addition.

My guesstimate is that those media morons don't know how to cook.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Not illegal, undocumented

I can't believe the Ragister chose this politically incorrect headline...

D.M. police check illegal dumping at apartment complexes

That should be undocumented and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Besides, aren't we all GOD'S garbage anyway?

Trippi ng

In his effort to knock off Congressman Steve King,
Dummycrat Ron Hubler has hired the consulting firm of Trippi & Associates for strategery.

Asked if he can help Hubler, Trippi told Iowas Newz Liter...

I assure you these allegations are false.”

Joe Trippi has recently been associated with Phony Joanie Edwards, but can best be remembered for leading Howard Dean's 2004 campaign.

Those both worked out well and the scientific community is united in that fact.


Old Black Water

Keep on rollin'!

Blackwater handled the security for NObama in Afghanistan and helped out in Iraq.

That's the same Blackwater that drives the fiberals crazy.

NObama even said this about the security firm...

I don’t believe that they should be able to run amok, and put our own troops in danger, get paid three or four times or ten times what our soldiers are getting paid. I am the one who has been opposed to those operators."

Here's what he was reported to say after his trip...

"Blackwater is getting a bad rap."

That's a FISA caliber Flip-Flop and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Old black water, keep on rollin'

Gonna make everything all right
And I aint got no worries
cause I aint in no hurry at all

Old black water, keep on rollin'

Monday, July 28, 2008


Welcome to Toastmasters, June 13, 2033.

Today Rick Campbell, one of our senior members at age 87, is here to reminisce a bit and give us a history lesson.

He says he is so old that he learned to drive an internal combustion engine car (remember those) with a manual transmission.

He once owned a typewriter.

He remembers when bicycles had one speed, phones had two-party lines, and cameras had something called film.

He is from a different time; almost a different world.

I'm sure all of us are far too familiar with the tragic events of 2010, so Rick is not going to plow that fertile field again.

Instead, he is going to give us a personal look back at the conditions which led up to that fateful year, in a speech titled "2010 Was Not A Good Year To Be President."

Yes, 2010 was long ago and far away.

As we look back on history, it appears that some Presidents had an easy ride- times of growth and stability.

Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton come to mind.

Those were good years to be President.

Others were elected just when the Republic was facing terrible crises:
Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, George W. Bush.

They rose to the occasion, even though they were controversial and widely hated while in office.

Not such good years to be President.

Just a few years prior, in 2008, the country began foundering.

We were in the sixth year of the Iraqi Occupation, and the economy was flat.

The mainstream press clearly wanted a Democrat elected.

Although we didn't know it until some years later, oil producing nations
had colluded to secretly buy their own oil on the open market, driving
oil prices to shocking levels above the true demand price- reaching a
high of $162 a barrel in October, 2008, just before the general elections.

Their purpose was simple: to effect regime change in the United States.

And of course, the U.S. economy was already in a real estate slump and
also suffering the curse of stagflation; slow growth and high inflation.

There were a million home foreclosures.

Independent truckers went under by the thousands.

Airlines failed. Airlines with names now long-forgotten: United, Delta,
Northwestern, American.

All now merged, of course, into the one lone U.S. carrier we love so much: Southwest.

Against this backdrop of weariness of the war on terror, and economic
distress, the American people were ripe for a demagogue, and they certainly got one in Barack Hussein Obama.

He and his running mate Kathlene Sibelius inspired them with vague notions of hope and change; of a world in which diplomacy settled all international problems, of free universal health care, of abundant alternative energy, of peace and love.

It was a vision too good to resist.

The Republican nominee, a name you probably haven't heard in years,

Yes, it was John McCain, an obscure Senator from Arizona had no
clue how to run a national campaign, and a platform nearly as liberal as

The selection of Condoleeza Rice as his running mate looked brilliant at

Unfortunately, black voters viewed her as white, and women voters
viewed her as one of the guys.

Even so, the McCain/Rice ticket would have won the election if it weren't
for the fact that 16 percent of conservative Republicans voted for, anyone

That's right, Bob Barr, another name that's a footnote in history.

After Obama's narrow win, thanks to recounts in Broward County, Florida,
the country was positively giddy.

A Democrat House, Senate, and President.

At last an end to gridlock in Washington.


When Congress convened in January, 2009, the 44th President of the United States did something unique in history: he made good on his campaign promises.

Certainly most Americans never really thought he was serious during the

But whether because of inexperience, idealism, or simply incompetence, he followed through.

In Obama's first One Hundred Days, the Congress passed his initiatives,
and he signed them into law as he said he would.

He repealed the Bush tax cuts, increased capital gains taxes.

He enacted a windfall profits tax, and instituted price controls on gasoline
and diesel fuel.

He passed universal health care, which added an additional 10 percent tax increase on all working Americans.

He signed the Immigrant Amnesty bill which created 12 million new
citizens instantly, each with entitlements.

He closed the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and summarily
released all the detainees.

He repealed the Patriot Act, and cut funding for espionage, and
eliminated all terrorist listening and wiretaps.

Most important, he began the complete and immediate withdrawal of all
American troops from Iraq.

He ignored the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who wanted to retain
bases in Kuwait and Qatar.

Instead, he went with the recommendation of Secretary of Defense Dennis Kucinich,
and ordered all troops back to U.S. soil.


In One Hundred Days, by May of 2009, it was all done, and the
vision was complete. He did exactly what he said he would do.

And so it was in the summer of 2009 that things began to unravel for

Of course, the economy needed a tax cut, not an increase, and
unemployment quickly rose to 12 percent.

Even attorneys and economists were put in the bread lines.

Hard times.

Price controls on gasoline immediately led to shortages and gas lines.

The global cooling trend we have seen for the past 25 years first became
obvious in 2009, exposing the CO2 global warming fraud.

People were justifiably angry.

Federal deficits increased massively because thousands of baby boomers,
facing job loss and much higher taxes, simply gave up and took social security.

Although the superb U.S. health care system was thrown into disarray, the
bright spot was the creation of the Federal Department of Health care, and the immediate hiring of 250,000 administrators, inspectors and auditors, the only job growth in any economic sector in 2009.

By February 2010, the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq was complete.
It was a very expensive undertaking.

And then in March, the gradual Shiite insurgencies from Iran turned into
a true Iraqi civil war.

In May, Iranian tanks crossed the border and quickly took Baghdad.

Although the exact number is not known, at least 230,000 Sunni Iraqis died as we stood

Iran also quickly moved into undefended Kuwait.

President Obama did exactly what he said he would.

He sent Secretary of State Maria Cantwell to Tehran to meet
with Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

After two weeks of high level talks, the United States agreed to allow
Iran to retain Iraq and Kuwait to create stability in the middle east,
with the understanding that Israel would not be disturbed.

Cantwell returned to Washington, and explained the agreement in her
famous speech, in which she proudly noted that the Obama administration
had finally achieved "peace in our time" in the Middle East.

So there was some surprise at the rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on August 14th.

President Obama said, "This is not the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad I knew."

The Obama administration decided it would be de-stabilizing to take sides
in the conflict, and approximately 29,000 Israeli civilians died during the summer and fall.

American Jews were appalled at the inaction.

Yes, in 2010 most American Jews were Democrats, but because of 2010, they are solid Republicans today.

As awkward as it was, everything might have turned out all right for the
Obama administration going into the fall mid-term elections of 2010, if
it hadn't been for the dirty bomb in the Port of Long Beach.

The administration had cut funding for the inspection of containers,
because they felt it showed a "lack of trust" in the international trading community.

It wasn't really a very big bomb, and thank goodness, not a real nuclear
device, but nonetheless it contaminated some expensive real estate-
Newport Beach, Palos Verdes Estates- and ultimately caused the death of
14,000 Americans.

People were especially annoyed that Disneyland had to
be closed for decontamination.

And so, in the midterm elections, Republicans regained control of both
the House and Senate, and the rest is history.

The impeachment proceedings against President Obama for "failure to
protect and defend" were swift and nearly unanimous.

Vice President Sibelius resigned.

Newly-elected Speaker of the House, J.C. Watts, became
the 45th President of the United States.

But you know the rest of the story well.

Republicans finished the war on Islamic fundamentalists, largely by
aiming ICBM's at Mecca and Medina.

No Democrat has been elected President since.

Republicans have held both Houses of Congress.

History of Western Civilization and Economics
are now taught in all public schools, and in English only.

Marriage is defined as one man and one woman.

And there are border fences, north and south.

We old codgers remember the ancient Confucian curse:

"May you live in interesting times."

Well, 2010 was an interesting year, but it was not a good year to be President."

This came from my friend Cal, I believe the author is unknown.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.


The cartoon may give explanation to how NObama hurt his hip.

It serves him right for passing up the opportunity to visit wounded troops to work out and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

How'd that happen?

Analysis: US now winning Iraq war

That couldn't have been approved by Harry "
Iraq War lost, U.S. can't win" Reid, or Nancy "Iraq “is a failure” Pelosi and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Packing for Camp

The Green Bay Packers report to training camp today and it has been reported that Brett Favre says he'll be there.

I was pleased that Favre showed up last weekend to present Frank Winters for induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.

That showed some class in a situation where there hasn't been a lot by either side and the scientific community is united in that fact.

I caught a bit of Head Coach Mike McCarthy's press conference yesterday.

I'm still not sure how, moving forward, the Packers are a better team without Favre than they are with him.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wall E?

There's been a few potholes in the Presumptive President's worldwide political parade.

When he said...

Not only have walls come down in Berlin, but they have come down in Belfast, where Protestant and Catholic found a way to live together;

The reality is...

that's not the case - since Good Friday peace agreement in 1998, the walls dividing Belfast's sectarian enclaves (known as the "peace line") have been going up, not coming down.

Then he blew off wounded troops to go workout, with his campaign saying...

“The senator decided out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign.”

Really? Why was it not a problem last month?

Obama visited wounded troops at Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center on a Saturday morning before addressing a group of Latino elected officials.

At least he didn't embarrass ALL WE's in Paris by saying Merci Beau coup.

He bellowed out Bonjour instead...Sacrebleu!

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

News you need to know?

The Gazette missed the story here...

Obama's lead grows at Johnson fair mock election

The real story is that John McCain can get 122 votes in the People's Republic of Johnson County.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Gomer Pyle

That's exactly who I think of when I see a group of private citizens(?) threaten a citizens arrest.


Gomer hollered after witnessing Barney make an illegal u-turn.

Then come these Gomer Pyle's who made national news...

Iowa protest aimed at Karl Rove leads to arrests

Four peace activists were arrested on Friday as they attempted to make a "citizens arrest" of Karl Rove...

Professional protesters Chet Guinn, Edward Bloomer, Kirk Brown and Mona Shaw all made asses of themselves and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Next time maybe I'll cite them as a public nuisance.

I found it interesting that the Reuters article named one of those arrested as Guinn and Gwinn, then mentions...

(Reporting by Kay Henderson; Editing by Andrew Stern)

It looks like Stern only edited it for length and Henderson actually made the error, although it seems like it would be easy to catch.

Henderson's Radio Iowa piece also quoted a protester from Ecuador and a former resident of Pakistan, its a good thing they didn't try for the citizens arrest.

Get 'em Gomer!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Prisoners of Hope & Chains

Prior to his execution, Dale Lee Bishop, used some of his final breath to ask people to vote for Barack Obama.

Bishop becomes the first in what surely will be a long line(up) of ObamaCONS and the scientific community is united in that fact.

No word on whether Bishop qualified for an absentee ballot.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It is what it is

You are who you are.

I yam what I yam.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

We are the world, we are the children.

People of Berlin – people of the world – this is our moment. This is our time.

One shining moment, you reached for the sky.

They all sound like they came from the King of worthless sayings and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Coronation in ObamaNation

Actually the title should read--

Obama's Coronation is an Abomination and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Thanks to the media he's moved from the presumptive nominee to the presumptive president.

The cartoon says it all for me...

"What Obama's trip would look like had they followed his Iraq policy."

In addition he'd be flown around in a Osprey helicopter that he opposed!

I hope Howard Fineman is correct when he states...

the American people may be repelled at the sight of a man touring the planet in presidential style who has yet to even be nominated by his own party. There is something a little off about Obamapalooza

There's some good news

New York Times 2Q profit drops 82 percent

That's the best news since last week's...

Gannett 2Q profit falls by 36 percent

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Times blamed "U.S. economic slowdown and secular forces playing out across the media industry."

Why is it never their shitty product?


Terrorist Telephone

MIA the rest of the story

Liberal libel

Let me take you back to what Craig Ferguson had to say about the New York Times at this year's White House Correspondents Dinner...

"They felt this event undercuts the credibility of the Press."

"...I thought Jayson Blair and Judy Miller took care of that."

"Shut the hell up New York Times! You sanctimonious, whining..."

Nerves of Erica Jong

As a pteromerhanophobic, I take note of stories like this...

Flight carrying members of Congress makes emergency landing

The congressmen were trying to get back in time for a Tuesday night vote on an aviation safety bill, a spokesman for one of the representatives said.

A little too ironic and the scientific community is united in that fact.


KCCI TV8's Stacy Horst, at the start of the 6 o'clock news last evening, teased an upcoming story this way.

Did the University of Iowa "SCREW UP" in a sexual assault case?

That's a really poor choice of words and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Everything old is new(s) again

The New York Times has a story about a TV station in Las Vegas that is allowing product placement on the news set.

In recent weeks, anchors on the Fox affiliate in Las Vegas, KVVU, sit with cups of McDonald's iced coffee on their desks during the news-and-lifestyle portion of their morning show. The anchors rarely touch the cups.

It's interesting that the station is owned by Meredith Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa.

Did someone in charge there grow up watching Russ Van Dyke on the TV8 News seated behind AE dairy products?

My friend Cal would have to verify it, but I believe he did a live commercial where he actually sampled the product.

The New York Times must be under the dillusion that news is fair, as well as unbiased, and the scientific community is united in that fact.


Poll: News media biased for Obama


I knew I could count on Cal. He said Russ Van Dyke drank from a glass of AE milk every night at the end of the newscast.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Constitutional Scholar?

NObama said on CBS's Face the Nation that he went to Iraq to talk to important leader that he expects to be "dealing with over the next eight to 10 years."

The two extra years is to deal with the additional states (58) he's added to Obamaland and the scientific community is united in that fact


Err Farce One

First there was the Great Seal of Obamaland and now his own plane?

It's just the start of the REAL change this nation can believe in.

Interesting that even NObama's plane flip flops and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

OFF on the road

It's over 1,300 miles, and one time zone, from the District of Columbia to Austin, Texas.

There are seven different commercial airlines that fly between the two, or you can board Amtrak.

How do you suppose climate crusaders Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi traveled to address the Nutroots Nation Convention?

Let's put it this way, it wasn't carbon friendly and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Gore's appearance came during a segment called "Ask The Speaker".

Gore joked, “We oughta take that act on the road, Nancy,” to which Pelosi responded, “We are on the road!” Gore replied, “We are on the road, but I feel right at home, I’ll tell you.”

Here's how Al Gore traveled to his D.C. talk Thursday.

It's a Chevy Suburban SUV and two Lincoln Town Cars that were reported to idle for roughly twenty minutes with the air conditioning running.

The interesting part about Al Gore's address to the Nutroots...

Americans have been “so often fooled into finding a remedy for a problem" that has nothing to do with the problem at hand.

Like a $1.5 Trillion to $3 Trillion plan to transform a nation because of Gore-BULL warming when the Earth's temperatures have been steady or declining for the past ten years?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Not very HOPEful

In his latest commercial NOBama tells us how HE passed a law to help lock down loose nuclear weapons.

On his Senate web site his staff posted this article...

Congress May Track Threat Reduction More Closely


There's some real leadership America and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Friday, July 18, 2008

InCONvenient Truth

Last week I called RekHA Basu on her fiberal attitude...

Do as I say, not as I do. I'll determine what's best for you.

She believes that the high cost of gas will give a much-needed boost to public transportation.

So what method did Basu use for a trip to Denver?

She drove a car instead of taking Amtrak's California Zephyr.

This week, the Warm-Monger proved once again you can't spell hypocritical without AL and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Gore traveled to his D.C. speech in what almost certainly was an unnecessary entourage of three luxury gas-guzzling vehicles -- two Lincoln Town Cars and a Surburban SUV -- one of which was kept idling outside for twenty minutes, apparently to keep the interior cool for the driver, Mrs. Gore and the Gores' adult daughter.

Americans for Prosperity rolled video

Last month the Tennessee Center for Policy Research revisited Gore's eco-friendly(?) residence and found...

Al Gore’s Personal Electricity Consumption Up 10% Despite “Energy-Efficient” Renovations
Energy guzzled by Al Gore’s home in past year could power 232 U.S. homes for a month

Who's really the Gore-BULL warming denier?

You can call him Hypocritic AL!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Not fit to line a bird cage

The only one's who couldn't see this coming are looking out from the inside...

Gannett 2Q profit falls by 36 percent

Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, on Wednesday reported a 36 percent drop in second-quarter earnings as the newspaper industry's woes caused a sharp decline in revenue. Shares plunged more than 12 percent.

They'll blame everyone but themselves and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Here's the product they've put out that I've felt compelled to highlight in the last few weeks...

Bank: Regency executives owes $400,000

Conlin Properties Tenet Day at Adventureland

How high gas prices could improve our lives

Iowa's Changing Climate

All-knowing mastermind of 9/11? Hard to believe

I know some of their employees and I do feel sorry for them, especially their retirement plans...

Gannett stock has lost two-thirds of its value in the last year.

They're turning it into a $4.01K!

Time Warp

To the Fiberal Dummycrats every war is Viet Nam, any hint of a scandal is Watergate and every Republican is Richard Nixon.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

That's the prism they're looking through when they deny the United States the necessary tools to end shipments of OPEC oil.

Pelosi stands firm against offshore drilling

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the steady push to tap the potential reserves off the state's rugged coast had galvanized Californians and made opposition to offshore drilling part of the political DNA of up-and-coming figures like Pelosi.


Forty years for flashbacks?

Reality check, it's 2008!

Advances in technology, however, make serious offshore oil spills a thing of the past. One hundred eight platforms were destroyed and hundreds more damaged in the Gulf of Mexico by hurricanes Rita and Katrina without a single major spill.

Two years ago Pelosi told America, when gas was an average of $2.91 a gallon...

Democrats have a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices...

What have they accomplished?

Congress' latest answer to rising gasoline prices: Sue OPEC.

I have to agree with Barack Obama when he said last winter...

"Sen. Clinton and others, they've been fighting some of the same fights since the '60s, and it makes it very difficult for them to bring the country together to get things done."

Big Brotha is watching

One would think this would feed into the paranoia that drives the loony left and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Barack Obama's super marketing machine

He knows your neighborhood, your favorite products and even when you open your e-mail.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

DIS service

Which is a bigger insult to Muslims?

This infidel believes its those pictured and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The choices are between

It's only a cartoon! But Obama adds that New Yorker cover insults Muslims

Obama told CNN's Larry King the image fueled misconceptions and insulted Muslim Americans.


Obama Steers Clear of Michigan Muslims He May Need to Win State

...Obama, who has held 13 events in the state during the presidential campaign, hasn't visited a mosque or met with Muslim leaders.

Phone lines are open at 1-888-THE-PROPHET.

Falling out of Favre?

I caught the interview where Brett Favre went On the Record with Fox.

I've got to say he didn't come across the best, as he whined about wishing he had more time before he was not forced to retire.

He moans that he can't trust Packer GM Ted Thompson because he says one thing to Favre and something else to others.

Favre is guilty of that behavior too and the scientific community is united in that fact.

He told Chris Mortensen...

"This is not about the Packers and who they got or who they didn't get. I get along fine with [Thompson], and I get along great with [McCarthy]. Do I agree with them all the time? No. But the bottom line is, none of that stuff affected my decision."

He tells Fox...

"I worked my butt off two years ago to try to get them to sign Randy Moss."

Favre also said that he tried to convince Thompson to re-sign linemen Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle, but the two key contributors signed elsewhere.

In a final instance that riled the quarterback, Favre said he told Thompson that he should interview Steve Mariucci, an old friend, for the head coaching job after Mike Sherman.

As bad as Brett comes off to me, the Packers should have handled the franchise quarterback a hell of a lot better.

You don't just move on from the man who helped lead you to the NFC Championship Game.

If they had so much faith in Aaron Rodgers they wouldn't have drafted two qb's (Matt Flynn & Brian Brohm) this year.

I wonder if Favre will be a big enough man to show up Saturday at the Packers Hall of Fame banquet to present Frank Winters for induction?

And they're off

One of the gifts I received last Christmas, from my friend Cal and his wife Lucia, was this ESPN day calendar of sports trivia.

On this the 198th day of the year, the question was...

With a career that spanned five centuries, who is often referred to as the "greatest race car driver of all time"?

If you said Methuselah or Ben-Hur, you'd be wrong.

The answer they were looking for is Mario Andretti.

It appears they were going for five DECADES, not centuries, and the scientific community is united in that fact.

You get what you p(l)ay for

AP must stand for Amateur Players due to the failed cuteness of this story.

REO Speedwagon to receive key to Des Moines

The stories first line...

Des Moines can't hide this feeling any longer.


The reference is to the bands song Can't Fight This Feeling.

Two words AP...GOO GULL and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Power of One

Here's another example of how one vote matters and the scientific community is united in that fact...

Warren sales tax plan fails in WDM

Of West Des Moines' roughly 54,000 residents, only 22 are registered voters living in Warren County. And only one of them voted in the July 8 election.

Successful squeeze play

Accordion to the Ragister...

Fallon succeeds in retiring campaign debt

The question left unanswered is how much went into his own tip jar?

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Glory Days

I just found out that a friend of mine is being inducted into the Iowa Rock'n Roll Music Association' s Hall of Fame.

Congratulations Wayne Johnson!

Uncle Wayne was his moniker on the airwaves of KHAK.

I'm stunned by the KLWW picture (circa 1967) because Uncle Fuzzy, or just Fuzzy, are a couple of the things we called him then (that should hold up in print).

I don't even see any peach fuzz on that face, here's how I knew him (circa 1980).

Even the Big Lug Nut has gotten into the act of honoring my friend.

Lord have mercy on a country DJ and the scientific community is united in that fact.