Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday Morning Coffee

Try not to die of shock that I'm actually doing one of these.* As you can see on my Del.icio.us list, I've been bookmarking more than I've been commenting on for a variety of reasons, mostly time-related. (i.e. I'm spending it doing other things.) Let's see what's going on.

YOU ARE WERFWESS AWEC BAWWIN - Alec Baldwin is a talented bloke and damn funny on "SNL" and "30 Rock", but like most celebs, his politics are that special blend of ignorant and offensive that makes you wonder just what they're doing in their trailers between shots. In a recent HuffPo rant, he pinches off this stellar observation:

All around us are signs of global climate change. And this administration's response is to send in more troops. If you don't think there is a link between the weather and Iraq, you are wrong.
Ho-kay. Whew. (h/t: Newsbusters)

• IF THE TREASON MEDIA IS LYING, IT MUST BE A DAY THAT ENDS IN "DAY" - The AP lies in their reporting? Duh. As Instapundit notes:
BLAME AMERICA FIRST: Check out this bogus Associated Press story. Key bit:

The United States is no longer bound by Kyoto, which the Bush administration rejected after taking office in 2001.

Er, no. The truth is as close as this entry from the not especially Bush-friendly Wikipedia:

On July 25, 1997, before the Kyoto Protocol was finalized (although it had been fully negotiated, and a penultimate draft was finished), the U.S. Senate unanimously passed by a 95–0 vote the Byrd-Hagel Resolution (S. Res. 98),[40] which stated the sense of the Senate was that the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol that did not include binding targets and timetables for developing as well as industrialized nations or "would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States". On November 12, 1998, Vice President Al Gore symbolically signed the protocol. Both Gore and Senator Joseph Lieberman indicated that the protocol would not be acted upon in the Senate until there was participation by the developing nations.[41] The Clinton Administration never submitted the protocol to the Senate for ratification.

Hmm. No Bush Administration rejection there. There is this bit, later on:

The current President, George W. Bush, has indicated that he does not intend to submit the treaty for ratification, not because he does not support the Kyoto principles, but because of the exemption granted to China (the world's second largest emitter of carbon dioxide[42]). . . . Despite its refusal to submit the protocol to Congress for ratification, the Bush Administration has taken some actions towards mitigation of climate change.

Read the whole thing, and note: The United States was never bound by Kyoto, and it was not "rejected" by the Bush Administration. Once again, a webpage by unpaid amateurs is more accurate and nuanced than an effort by the Associated Press. Anyone can make a mistake, but the AP's seem to lean heavily in an anti-Bush direction.
Again. Duh.

• LONDON DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH TUBBY HOOKERS? - Monica Lewinsky is looking for work there.

THE DEMS = LUCY WITH A FOOTBALL: The total BS way the Dems are jacking with national security in order to trip up Dubya is succinctly captured by Newsbusters reader blackrain4xmas' post:
Democrats DEMANDED that the President put more troops in, so he did, and before the order was even issued....they opposed putting troops in.

The Democrat's strategy for Iraq is to lose, blame the President, then if that finger-pointing campaign works and they get the WH in 08...they'll wage war on Iraq and blame the WH some more OR appease everyone in the region and blame Bush.

Beyond blaming Bush for anything and everything...they have no plan
Whether it's the seditious traitor John Murtha's plan to slowly bleed the troops or Harry Reid's scheme to revoke the President's war making authority - a blatantly unconstitutional move that reveals the totalitarian fascism in their hearts - whenever you hear these liars bleating "We support the troops", demand that they explain why VICTORY isn't an option for them and why they're aiming for nothing but defeat and the wasting of 3100+ soldiers' lives just because they're babies who can't stand not having the White House in their portfolio.

• JIM JONES WOULD'VE BEEN JEALOUS of Steve Jobs and the Lvl. 60 Reality Distortion Field spell that he casts to make people slobber uncontrollably over whatever spiffy, but overpriced, gadget he's introducing. The latest thing is the iPhone - trademark suit from Cisco pending - a very snazzy looking PDA/phone/iPod/camera mashup that is twice as expensive as its worth, is locked to a lame cellular service (Cingular), and will fund Al Queda. (OK, that's not true.) Apple cultists are a pitiful - almost on par with...

• DOG LOVERS: THE WORLD'S STUPIDEST PEOPLE - At one forum I haunt, one of the most rabidly insane BDS-deranged moonbats around - an asstackler whose first response to 9/11 was to say that this was America's punishment for the "coup d’├ętat" that brought Dubya to the White House - hypocritically spewed his bile behind a cloak of anonymity while routinely outing and threatening the livelihoods and careers of others who he deemed unworthy of privacy. While he now is owning his identity and must take great pride in his virulent anti-Americanism, for years he kept his true ID secret until the day he posted a picture of his dog. Big deal, except that the object URL tracked back to the newspaper he wrote for and within two minutes the identity of this miserable jerk was known. I never revealed it to anyone because I wasn't about to sink to his level of barbarity, but it was instructive that for years he kept himself hidden, only to blow it over his dumb dog.

The reason I mention this is because Bill Bennett and Laura Ingraham have both gotten puppies recently and have been wasting valuable show time yammering about their stupid dogs. Western civilization is at the precipice of a fall into darkness and calamity and these idiots just can't stop talking about their effing dogs, LIKE WE GIVE A RAT'S ASS!!! When Ingraham's old dog ran off, she ditched work for two days and had the PENTAGON assisting in finding the mutt. Now she has this top dog trainer personally advising her about her puppy. Yeesh. I don't like Rush's yapping about golf and the rich folks he hangs with; Hannity sucks with his country music fetish; buy dog lovers really bite my bone. Grrrrr. I'm a cat person.

• REQUIEM FOR ZIMA - My cat Zima passed away a month ago 2-1/2 months ago at age 12. Part of the series of cats my girlfriend named after beverages, he was better known as "Gay Dog" and "Zimu" among others. The Gay Dog thing was because he kept sexually assaulting my shins while I was trying to sleep and he typically cuddled up with the male cats in the house.

He had been losing weight but was otherwise fine until the day before Thanksgiving when he stopped eating and started acting weird. The vet said it looked to be cancer and gave him maybe a month to live, but it looked like he was going to die that Saturday. It was a very sad time at the house and on Monday night, I very reluctantly agreed that they should put him to sleep the next day. However, they didn't because he seemed a bit better and after a week, he was even eating a little. We didn't think a miracle was occurring - we just figured he'd hang on a bit. I wasn't around the last week, but I hear he was in very poor shape and it was a blessing that St. Francis rolled by to claim his spirit. He's in the backyard near where we BBQ, so we'll be seeing his sleeping kitty statue marker a lot. The saddest part is that Topi (short for Fruitopia; aka Tiny Feet, Emo Kitty), who used to sleep with him all the time (she's a girl) now has no one to hang with, even in a house with 8 other cats. She looks sad and lonely and has taken to cuddling with us. Very needy. Very emo.

Here's some typical action poses of Z (the B&W one) and Topi:





THE FRIDAY FIVER: Shaboing!!!

1. What do you try to stay away from?

Crazy, violent liberals and jihadists. (There is a slight difference between them. The liberals are drunk.)

2. Are you clumsy or graceful?

Clumsily graceful.

3. What is it too late for?

For love. (If Def Leppard is to be believed.)

4. What/who was your first love?

I guess Mom. Wouldn't that be just about anyone's answer?

5. Friday fill in: I believe that ____ will _____ .

Liberals; get us all killed with their delusional views.

DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR: I only saw the 2nd season of the now-cancelled "The O.C." and that was only because I had to watch it for work. Rachel Bilson here was one of the girls on the show - she's the one who wasn't Mischa Barton - and while she was adequate, she never really rose to "To Do List" level, but I've had a wallpaper of her at home for the past couple of weeks and she looks OK there and here, so she gets to be a DDDJ Girl. I'm sure she's thrilled.



We win the War Against Islamofascism or no more Little Miss Vixen for you!


* I started this post for Friday, Jan. 19, but as usual, it never got posted. As my contribution toward recycling, I'm posting this now. It's still current, so nyeah.

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