mardi, septembre 30, 2008

I Won't Watch the "Dear Leader" Video


Because "Dear Leader" is what they do in SOCIALIST countries - appease their leaders.

Especially dictators.

Obama, you have officially stepped in socialist shit. It's stuck to your shoe, and it stinks.

If that video doesn't outrage you, you don't know your history. Read up, fast. You're next.

Update: Tales from the Stat-o-meter

lundi, septembre 29, 2008

Burning Down the House Video

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I'll search for it if it moves again.

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dimanche, septembre 28, 2008

Monday Morning Music: Calypso Louis


I found calypso tunes by Louis Farrakhan, known in the day as "The Charmer".

I've heard some of these tracks in the past...he was good.

So if you aren't sashaying around your kitchen with your coffee yet...try hitting the Reset button for Monday morning ;)

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Brewers: I Can't Believe That Was 26 Years Ago

I was in the parking lot at Mariott's Great America when I heard Bob Uecker's infamous soundbyte about the Brewers winning....we got back to Milwaukee and people were lining the streets near my neighborhood and high-fiving us as we hung out the windows of our green station wagon.

Those were good times :)

Guess What I Did Today...



vendredi, septembre 26, 2008

And Now I Present: Bacon Burgers

The following burger was brought to you by the letter B. 100% ground bacon. What a country!

And yes, my beloved readers, if you eat that - I will totally respect you in the morning.

That is all.

jeudi, septembre 25, 2008

Wait! My Work Here Is Not Done Yet

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker, former frontman for Hootie and the Blowfish, just released a country album.

It's really good.

Check it out

To Make It More Realistic...

Dodd should be a puppet, with fannie and freddie's hand up his ass.

It wouldn't be so funny, if it weren't so true

Swiped from e

mercredi, septembre 24, 2008

The Genius of the McCain Campaign

John McCain knows that Barack Obama can't think on his feet.

And right now, Barack Obama's brain is crammed like a college junior 48 hours before finals. JMC is forcing BO to blow his wad.

There are other very good elements of this....

Barack Obama is far too inflexible to give in to anyone's actions. Least of all to a bunch of snake-handling Republicans. If Obama doesn't go back to Washington, how does it make him look? Aloof. Insensitive. It goes back to the saying, "if you're not alarmed, you don't understand the situation".

Too good for us proletariat. He's so smart.

Somewhere in a war room full of Che Guevara imagery, a campaign is puzzling.

Because John McCain now knows what happens when you throw Obama off his game.

mardi, septembre 23, 2008

FBI Investigating Potential Fraud by Fannie, Freddie, Lehman, AIG

FBI Investigating Potential Fraud by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman, AIG

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating four major U.S. financial institutions whose collapse helped trigger a $700 billion bailout plan by the Bush administration, The Associated Press has learned.

Two law enforcement officials said Tuesday the FBI is looking at potential fraud by mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and insurer American International Group Inc. Additionally, a senior law enforcement official said Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. also is under investigation.
My goodness. Whatever shall they find?

Where's Michael Moore and the request for the Perp Walk?

No, We Can't.

We can't have Crazy Uncle Joe Shitforbrains in the White House.

We just can't.

And yes it's about judgment. And picking Crazy Uncle Joe demonstrates just how bad Obama's judgment really is.

lundi, septembre 22, 2008

Blast! You Scoundrel Execs from Fannie and Freddie! Hey ah....if you aren't busy, wanna join team Obama?

Turns out Fannie and Freddie were holding tanks for former Clinton hacks. Where they cooked the books, backdated transactions, and other things we aren't allowed to do - so that they could get their big greedy evil bonuses.

Many people have seen this Bloomberg report which explains that yes, the Democrats are at fault for the Fannie, Freddie, and current bailout mess. Specifically Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, Flophouse Barney Frank. And just whoooo is at the forefront of this, spouting their mouths off? Oh, wait, you thought they were out there fighting for the little guy? Heck no, they're in CYA mode, my friends.

Meanwhile we have the left freaking out about "why didn't anyone do anything about this before". Well, if you must know....
"As evidenced by the failure to pass the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, the Democrats in Congress have repeatedly fought back Republican Party efforts to reform the two mortgage banking giants.

Instead, Democrats in Congress have sought to preserve the quasi-governmental status of the mortgage giants, seeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as places to locate former top Democratic Party operatives, where they have earned millions in compensation, despite a continuing series of financial scandals. Enron-like accounting manipulation, for example, boosted earnings to a level at which massive executive bonuses could be paid."
But it gets worse, much worse:
"In the aftermath of the U.S. government takeover, attention has focused on three Democrats with close ties to Obama who served as Fannie Mae executives: Franklin Raines, former Clinton administration budget director; James Johnson, former aide to Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale; and Jamie Gorelick, former Clinton administration deputy attorney general.

All three Obama-related executives earned millions in compensation from Fannie Mae.

Johnson earned $21 million in just his last year serving as Fannie Mae CEO from 1991 to 1998; Raines earned $90 million in his five years as Fannie Mae CEO, from 1999 to 2004; and Gorelick earned an estimated $26 million serving as vice chair of Fannie Mae from 1998 to 2003, according to author David Frum, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

All three have been involved in mortgage-related financial scandals.

In 1998, according to the Washington Post, Gorelick, as Fannie Mae vice chairman, received a bonus of $779,625, despite a scandal in which employees falsified signatures on accounting transactions to manipulate books to meet 1998 earning targets. The moves, in turn, triggered multi-million-dollar bonuses for top executives."

....Raines currently advises Obama on housing policy.

Johnson was appointed to head Obama's vice presidential selection committee, until a controversy concerning an alleged $7 millions in questionable real estate loans he received on favorable terms from failed sub-prime mortgage lender Countrywide Financial surfaced and forced him to step down"

This is your change.

People who don't know economics from the hole in Barney Frank's uh...nevermind.

But unfortunately that's putting it lightly.

If ever there were a time for "hearings" and "investigations" and "accountability", this would be the time, these would be the people.

For the last time...

Enjoy your Monday

dimanche, septembre 21, 2008

And on the Seventh Day, the Lord Created Bacon.

And he saw that it was good. Then he rested.

And forever, man would be content when he could not be with the woman.

vendredi, septembre 19, 2008

Barack Obama's Long Winded Commercial

Now we're stuck with two minute commercials? Two minutes of elitist snobbery?

What's next...five hour speeches?

And Now I Present: Diddy Stepping in Doody

Doggone it!

For more celebrity outrage and chronicling of the incident, head on over to Ah, if it could only have happened to Pam Anderson, or Lindsay Lohan, or...

Could It Be?

That all these bailouts of our financial infrastructure....might make it impossible to implement sweeping socialization?

mercredi, septembre 17, 2008

Now Get off My Lawn

What Phel Would Like To Know

How does a babe like this, end up with Rob Lowe?

There's hope for me, yet.

mardi, septembre 16, 2008

Nothing really inspired me or pissed me off today.

So ladies and gentlemens, I present to you my absolute favorite song by Beny More, "Mucho Corazon".

It's so fun to sing, and it's from "my Cuba".

The Cyrano DeBergerac of Politics

No, not Barry. His Teleprompter!

lundi, septembre 15, 2008

Lynn Cheney on Being a Democrat

Tonight, I heard Lynn Cheney say in an interview, "it would be so much easier to just be a Democrat".

I think that says a lot.

What do you think it says?

Monday Morning Music: Al Hirt

Java!!!! And I don't mean runtime.....

Although many of us in the muppet generation first heard this tune when it went a little something like this.....

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Antonin Scalia on 60 Minutes

If you missed the 60 minutes interview with Scalia, have I got a treat for you. Watch this over your lunch hour if you can. I don't really have a Scalia-worthy witty comment. His intelligence, perspective, humor and humility are unmatched. I wish we could hear more from him more often.

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dimanche, septembre 14, 2008

Aaron Rodgers.... not too bad.

Keep up the good work, sir.

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Talking Points

Last week, I was in the presence of someone who melted down at the mention of Sarah Palin. It was clear that he was reciting talking points, "did you know, did you know...." I played along and maybe egged him on so that he could get all of this vitriol out of his system. The message behind the behavior was enlightening.

Since that time, I've seen this invisible list of talking points playing itself out in the media. For example, little Johnny who did all of this exploding, went on and on about "she's from a small town in ALASKA. Do you know what those people are like up there? They're like those backwards people in Hartland." Those people made my friends' business go under. [infidels! they don't like elitist stores!]

He also went on about how she's part of some Pentecostal church. I said "they're Christians, you're Orthodox, right?" "Ohhh....this is different though, those people aren't the same. They will push their agenda on you..." etc. Etc. Then I realized one of his biggest issues was his general disdain for rural communities, and people with traditional values. Oh, and Hockey moms were neanderthals. I simplify his response.

He home schools his daughter, btw.

Anyhow, I'm starting to see "reports" and "skits" on TV that pretty much weren't there before. It's clear that media outlets are doing reports to "prove" the talking points "right". Much of it comes from NY.

Last night SNL had a gem of a skit about home schooled children. Answers to every questioin from the home schooled were about rapture, angels, and other religion-based ideas. Then at the end of the skit, the punchline was that social services was waiting to take them away. Nice.

Then on Today this morning, they compared and contrasted Manhattan, KS, with Manhattan, NY. It was full of backhanded compliments for Kansas. The message of God, Guns, and conservatism was repeated over and over again and while it was said with a smile, the intent was to dismiss, belittle and minimize. New Yorkers were enlightened, above religion, and the tone of everyone interviewed was "don't bring them here". And who were these people they interviewed? Gentle souls. They posed no threat to anyone. They were the same people who would have lived there 20, 30, 50 years ago. Who cares if they don't have a world view? They seem pretty content and doing fine without it. They weren't walking around looking at each other and saying "maybe we should fix ourselves".

Is it a case of looking for the talking points? Not necessarily. The reports I'm seeing would not have been there a couple of months ago. They are outside of the usual reports or skits.

I just want to say this. Some of the most successful people I have ever worked with (I'm talking about executives) come from humble backgrounds. Some of them grew up on farms, and some of them were far from big cities. These elites could smile at them in their present form, but how would they have dismissed them 20 years ago.

The idea that "acceptable" people are born and bred into it, is an aristocratic, old world view. We broke from that a little over 200 years ago. Who's go the backward ideas, now?

samedi, septembre 13, 2008

Saturday Iggy Pop

I always wanted to have a little dog and name it Iggy.... Iggy Pup.

Yes, stop, I know.

Here is an old Hollywood tribute to The Passenger

vendredi, septembre 12, 2008

As The Left Turns....

How do you boil all the roil of the left to the surface, so that it can be collectively seen for what it is?

Just add one conservative.

The last few days have rivaled any old school sideshow. It's as though someone said, "ahem, left wing and all of it's counterparts, would you please stand up so we can see you?"
  • Charlie Gibson, pretending to withhold the meaning of the Bush Doctrine, which has no specific meaning. It's modern vernacular referring to four different approaches. Bush didn't make it up.
  • Beating up on a 17 year old girl. Only a sissy will pick on someone who isn't their own size. Yeah I said it, you're a bunch of pussies for picking on an innocent teenage girl. If you want to play high school games, we'll start shoving your heads into toilets and see how you like that.
  • The upside down logic of leftist women who think Sarah Palin is a "step back" for womankind. Clearly, you have never been in the presence of a woman who has accomplished something. If you had, you would be demonstrably better for it. This is the kind of logic abusive men use.
  • "Sarah Palin's only qualifier is that she hasn't had an abortion". Do you even hear the words that's coming out of your mouth????
Then you have left wing Hollywood. Ah I love these overpaid idiot savants.
  • Pam Anderson telling Sarah to suck it. Btw, Pam, after what you've done to your health, no self-respecting fool would breathe the same air as you.
  • Professor Matt Damon proclaiming that Sarah Palin is like a bad Disney movie. Gaia to Matt, those are your professional peers. Walt was a socialist like your buddy Barack. And aren't you lefties the one who encourages everyone to "dream"? Difference is, conservatives wake up and manifest their dreams into measurable realities.
  • My Favorite: Whoopi Goldberg asking John McCain whether black people would again be enslaved Good one, Whoopi, you idiot. Conservatives freed the slaves and have appointed more black folks to cabinet and judicial positions than any Lib. Just ask Harold Ford Jr. We could be reasoning with him instead of plugging our ears against the shrill Nancy Pelosi.
Stay tuned you guys.  I can't wait to hear from Michael Moore.  Hell the reason he's been so quiet has to be that he's making a documentary in Alaska as we speak.  I can't wait to hear from Cher, George Clooney, the ever entertaining Alec Baldwin (oh, THAT one is going to be good).

Ask yourself this, do you really want people who become literally unhinged, bursting at the seams, in full meltdown mode, running the country?  Guys, she is a CANDIDATE.

Imagine - ah one of their favorite words - imagine what they'd do if they had power and we were attacked?  Now who's watching the store.

Who's Next?

Kids being killed near high schools - now in high schools.

Attacks on buses. Lots of them.

People being carjacked.

People being stabbed or shot after "road rage" incidents.

Random beatings in the Sherman Park neighborhood

More and more, we need concealed carry.

I have said for the past two years, that if I stay in this city, I might get killed. It's proving more probable.

jeudi, septembre 11, 2008

Seven Years Ago

Something that is very striking about 9/11 in our modern culture is that when you talk about it with someone, they will give you a very accurate accounting of how they experienced it. Of course I wasn't alive when Kennedy was shot, but I'm not sure that the country ever healed after that happened. Unfortunately in both cases, I can't say that our country became a better place in the face of adversity.

And I don't like that.

Have we forgotten?

A little more, every day.

mercredi, septembre 10, 2008

I'm Pretty Sure Fall Is Here....

Sooner and sooner every year it seems...the temps switch quickly from warm sub 70. It happens faster living closer to the lake, that's for sure.

The leaves outside the suite are beginning to give hints of yellow. You know what that means. It's almost time for the most perfect fall music ever: Nick Drake.

Three years ago, I was leaning out of a window in the morning hours in Italy's lake country. It was morning and too early to get coffee. And I was watching ducks coming around the bend from a small island in the lake. I heard the articulate little quackers before I saw them, gabbing away and not realizing that some people were still trying to get some sleep. A sicilian friend of mine once said, "those sound like they were Italian ducks". I'll bet that I have footage somewhere. It was on this little eve of fall, not quite cold, but I could smell the encroaching autumn in the morning air.

Two Words to the BBC

Butt Out.

We kicked your asses fair and square.

And you're still bitter.

mardi, septembre 09, 2008

Hump Day Music

A little more Zoot Sims. It must be fall :)

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lundi, septembre 08, 2008

Life Is Better in Zoot

Today, I walked to work wearing something just a little different than Phel Jones standard.

And I had a little Zoot Sims on the ipod....

And I felt a little bit like... Lee Radziwill. Most graceful woman, ever.

samedi, septembre 06, 2008

Dispatches from the UHS - Cathedral Square Farmer's Market

I do love the farmer's market. West Allis has been my lifelong farmer's market, but the downtown one is officially more my style. Fewer vendors yes, but they are high quality with good variety. A great apple guy, a game meats vendor, and many, many independent farmers with unique and high quality produce. I am only too happy to give these people my money.

For the first time today, I tried Gazpacho. I bought a container for $5, and this was some really, really good stuff. Was....

Lots of flowers, bread vendors, independent artists, and even yoga. Surprised?

People who shop this market are local...and there is enough room to walk around without getting bashed, bumped, your toes rolled over, or difficulty parking your car. I have a good friend who lives a few blocks from me and we have walked down there first thing in the morning for the past couple of weekends. A good pair of sneakers, 20 bucks and a backpack can definitely make your Saturday ;)

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Big Environmental: Two Can Play That Game

Deekaman, blogger of Beer, Bikes and the VRWC, uses a term that needs to become part of the "early and often" vernacular of freedom-loving people. I asked him to post a definition of Big Environmental so that everyone can see it. Here are some excerpts from the post:
....The Left loves to use terms that make people afraid of some kind of overlording, all-controlling entity like "Big Business" or "Big Oil". I've decided that two can play that game. "Big Environmental" refers to any of a number of allied Luddites opposed to technological progress in the name of the environment.....

....They are all well funded, Leftist in political orientation, unwilling to compromise and willing to use any tactic from legal intervention to "Direct Action" (i.e., domestic terror) to get their way. They own the Democrat Party.
There is more - read the post here. Spread this term. Use it. It's important to point it out for what it is. Early and often.

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Ah, The Fixed Mindset

Does not want to be challenged, period..

(yes, you should click the link to understand what this means)

vendredi, septembre 05, 2008

Grizzled Old Bag

I disagree with Mark Belling a lot of the time. The rest of the time, he's so right I have to laugh out loud because I can't believe someone is saying things as they are, like he does.

Grizzled Old Bag.

That's beautiful. One thing that isn't beautiful... is the result of the old adage: if you keep making that face, your face will freeze like that.

Oh, but Phel, how could you? Look at all that Gloria Steinem has done for you as a woman!!! Oh really. Name something for me. If anything, I credit her with the negative sterotypes associated with strong, smart women.

I credit a lot of women in history for my success. Women like my Aunt Cele. Amelia Earhart. Dorothy Parker. Leaders like Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meier, my own Mother. The resourceful and determined women of WWII.

I have also worked with many women who can cut red tape like buttah. One thing they never did was get screechy, whiny, bitter, sour, covetous or boisterously entitlement minded. Because that would diminish the value of what they were trying to achieve. Really, who would take you seriously?

Belling thinks she was once hot.

If you say so, Mark.

jeudi, septembre 04, 2008

I Turned the Heat on When I Got Home From Work

I'm freezing. Yesterday afternoon I started coming down with a head cold. This morning, I sat in the first row at a forum meeting at work. Right across from all of the senior management. And here I sat, mouth breathing. Does it matter? Well, kind of. They all know who I am. Phel the mouth breather.

After Reading Today's Mainstream Media Hitjobs

I can only come to one conclusion.

We got 'em.

mercredi, septembre 03, 2008

Barack Obama's Two Fathers

Brilliant. Classic. And he kept going!

Does Not Understand The Economy

Every time I hear this on the Obama ad, part of me wants to laugh, and part of me wants to barf.

Every time I hear Obama open his mouth about anything that would affect the economy, I'm jumping up and down because it's very, very clear that Obama doesn't understand the first thing about Economics. Literally, it's as if he has no training or has been shielded from his own personal economics all of his life. That's the only way that someone wouldn't understand Economics via personal experience.

Think about that - it's very possible that his basic economics have always been taken care of for him. Which is probably why he doesn't see what he is doing as wrong... which is to revoke economic responsibility from the individual.


The reason why his arguments follow no logic, is indicative of his Marxism. He says John McCain doesn't understand economics because they are not Obama's economics, which are Marxist.

Haven't We Sent People To Jail For This?

Doyle using state resources for political gain???? Are our memories this short, or consequence this selective?

From the JS:
Madison - Gov. Jim Doyle used a state aide to help write his speech before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, a move that may have violated the state's ethics code.

A lawyer for the board that oversees the ethics code said using a state aide to write a speech for a political convention could violate a law that bans using state resources for private gain.

“It’s not state business,” said Jonathan Becker, counsel for the Government Accountability Board. “So if I was having my staff write a speech to read at a political convention, that would be bothersome to me.”

Should it be investigated?

Yes, absolutely. He'll try to run for governor again and we need this on the record. Will he lose office over it? Only if he was Republican.

Sure, I will voluntarily pay a wheel tax

If the city will give up one social program of equal price.

mardi, septembre 02, 2008

Random Thoughts

It's one thing to believe in God. The question is, do you believe God?

lundi, septembre 01, 2008

McCain/Palin head into Gustav Territory, Obama fills the Marcus Ampitheater

Quite the comparison for today....



Experience: Sarah Palin and Barack Obama Side to Side

Hat tip to James T, this is an excellent site that sums up the experience of Sarah Palin and Barack Obama. In every category and context, Sarah Palin beats Obama. If you don't like it, then I have a great Reagan quote for you"

"Don't be afraid to see what you see".

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