Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Don't Fence My Bugs OUT!

So sayeth the grand vizar of Mexico.....

Newest ploy to the GOP/DEM/MEX folks dedicated to perpetuate the illegal invasion, and stop the fence is this.....Michelle Malkin tells it like it is.....

The forces of "cheap labor uber allez" are strong and working hard to see that anyone can come from Mexico to the USA!

Only voters can stop this idiocy!

Y-O-U, my friend are a voter! Funny how that works!


p.s. I am still on vacation and my RV blog is active!

Check it out!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

DEMS: "No Judicial Appointments!"

Chuckie Schumer has issued his edict....


What a village idiot......his theory is quite apparently, "If we are not in office, then no judiciary changes....if we are, roll them wagons!"

Glenn Reynolds...."Instapundit".....GETS IN THEIR FACE!!!!

As well he should, and boy-O-boy would I like to see Glenn on the high court....



Tuesday, July 24, 2007

L A Times Sez Iraq Progress Being Made!

You hear from the Reid/Pelosi screaming geese about how we have failed in Iraq. Now, however, the L A Times....not known for any Bush or war support....sez PROGRESS BEING MADE!

Sometimes even the ostrich brings its head up....but I am not sure Reid will...In fact I'd be willing to bet he won't.


Monday, July 23, 2007


It has become something of a tradition with Duchess and I. Whenever we hit the road in our beautiful "Roadhouse" (a 33 foot Damon Challenger Motorhome), one or both of us burst into song, and the song is always that wonderful refrain from Willie Nelson...

We left Tampa Sunday about noon, and spent the night in Tifton, GA. Drop in on my RV/Travel blog "& Then I Bought An RV" TO FOLLOW OUR TRIP!

We'll be driving to Terre Haute, Indiana (friends to visit); Pekin, Illinois (namesake of this blog and where I'll lunch with high school classmates); then Rockford, Illinois for family visit with Kids and Grands.....then off to Mackinac Island, Michigan and points West!

Follow our venture at the above....


Friday, July 20, 2007

Michael Totten Shows Us A "Welcome To Baghdad!"

This is some of the finest writing I have seen from Iraq.....

You need to take the 5 minutes to actually read Michael Totten's "Welcome to Baghdad"

Reality in prose.....a unique thing in today's agenda-driven drivel from the MSM!


Thursday, July 19, 2007

"The great tragic failure in Iraq has been political failure, not military failure."

So sayeth Thomas Sowell in an article written for Real Clear Politics.

The piece can be read HERE!

Reid, Pelosi & the rest of the defeatocrats have staked their entire future politically on the failure of the US in Iraq. They will do anything they can to insure their stake is protected. They care not for the US as their country. Rather, they care about making political points.

They are in full dither mode about making it happen, and i am sure no amount of progress by our military will satisfy them in Iraq....they will still see Reid's already announced failure. It is actually Reid, Murtha, Pelosi who have failed. They failed to help their own country in a time of war.

War cannot be run by a congress that cannot even accomplish menial tasks!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

We Need Illegal Immigrants to Pick Our Vegetables!!!! W-R-O-N-G!!!!!

Just go and READ....

Please, let the Bushites begin, at some point, to acknowledge the problems of the Illegals and their C-R-I-M-E!!!!!!

GWB, do not be so oblivious as to think we do not know....and that YOU will never be connected to these crimes....

You, if so absolved....in your own mind....are asinine in your attendance to the crimes of the "lettuce-pickers" you so strongly support!


D. O. A. - Your Current Congress!

Did YOU actually elect these buffoons????


Think folks, and begin to realize there are options......They are called GOP candidates!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

EXIT, Running....Stage Left! McCain!

Way back HERE, I predicted McCain leaving....

I am not sure he can last til the date I suggested.......End of August!

He packs WAY too much baggage from McCain/Feingold to "The Gang of 14" to Immigration to E-V-E-R be the GOP nominee. It has nothing to do with his war record....it has nothing to do with his Iraq war support, it is all about WRONG choices he made over the years. Choices in which I am sure he believed.....B-U-T his party DID NOT!

His press corp resigned enmasse Monday... another blow to a crippled campaign. There is a reason so many are bailing, and it does NOT have to do with the funding. Dedicated people stay on without money. He has lost the support of even his staff and supporters.

McCain's candidacy is dead!


SO...Excuse Me, But......

What the heck is Michael Vick doing?

Let me see....he makes $MILLIONS$ per year playing football. He has a great life....he is adored by many fans.

He has to raise and trade/buy/sell Killer Fighting Dogs?????

What is wrong here. Is he showing a lot of "KID"?

Perhaps. No conVICKtion yet, but there is a reason this arrest and now indictment happened... I suspect it has little to do with his star quality.

I'd like to see sometime an actual study of the percentage of sports stars who are involved in crimes as opposed to the rest of us "ordinary people"......

Might be enlightening.....Too much money? Too much time??? Too little stability enduced by the crowds of fans which make them "special" beyond belief?

Maybe all of the above......


FBI: Iraqis Being Smuggled Across The Rio Grande !!!

I'd be shouting out loud if i was not so damned angry.

The FBI reports More than a year of Iraqi movement into the USA

Anybody want to report this to GW "I Don't See No Problem" Bush? He might not read the FBI reports. Chertoff is still wanting lettuce pickers, and will probably say, "A few terrorists....but thousands of great workers!"

I believe I said it before; IT'S THE BORDER, STUPID! This time saying it will do no more than those before.

Dems are worried about funding and fighting in Iraq......Meanwhile Iraqis are coming here....across the Rio Grande!

I'll bet they are lettuce-pickers too......but really great people! We are in for some really, really stinking poo before long folks, and it will be the bleeding-heart Liberals, backed by Bush/McCain/Martinez who will have caused it.

This is serious stuff folks....


Surge In Iraq Not Just a Success, But a Sea Change!

Somebody phone harry Reid for his reply to this one......oh, sorry....Reid never answers any questions about things he has said which later proved wrong.

Check out THIS from Captain Ed and see if you still feel "Iraq Is Lost!"

By the time the September report from Gen. Patraeus comes in the Dems will have nothing left to say. Reid and Pelosi are trying very, very hard to force the Iraq issue now because they know once the old media start to catch what is already out there in the blogosphere their anti-Iraq theme will be marginalized.

Hoo-Rah! & a Semper Par for good measure!


Monday, July 16, 2007

I LOVE Minnesota, But....You Folks Elected This NutCase???

I am amazed. The farmland, the interior......what the heck prompted you folks to do this????

He was earlier charged with being a Muslim who attended and spoke before Islamic groups tied to terrorism.....Now he is comparing BUSH to HITLER??? & Then, of course, back peddling as fast as he can.... His message delivered, to the folks he addressed, he is now retrenching, and trying hard to make sure he is not a target.

Here is his STORY from the media!

Minnesota......I love you......W-H-Y Did you elect this idiot?????? How did you elect this idiot?????

I am amazed.....


& The Bush Economy Keeps Stumbling Along....to 13950!!!!

My gosh, don't you just hate when the Bush tax cuts result in a really, really, good economy? Well, at least the Democrats and liberal media do!

The numbers today from DOW.......13,950 and climbing!

We'll hit 14,000 soon.....a number I never thought we'd reach.....as I never thought we'd do 12,000, and 13,000, and 14,000......

Bush gets a L-O-T wrong, but on the economy he is R-I-G-H-T!!!!!

The DEMs want to drop the "tax cuts" (actually they are not "cuts" just letting taxpayers, those who generate the growth of our economy, KEEP more of their money so they can reinvest!....BUT, the DEMs will cause a total shutdown of the economy if they reverse the tax cuts....MARK MY WORDS!!!!!

Please, Please believe me......My retirement money depends upon continued Bush/GOP enforcement of existing tax cuts!

DEM models to stop the cuts will shut us down, and my money, and yours will be worth less!

I promise, and I will bookmark this post and re-post whenever it is appropriate for purposes of showing DEM mistakes.....planned mistakes. DEMs never met a tax hike they didn't like, and never liked any tax cut! Despite the tracks of economists over decades who have proven the DEMs wrong!!!!!

They must T-A-X, or die!!!!!!

It is their religion!


Malkin Shoots Geraldo Down In Flames

Regular readers know of my dislike for the all-theatrics-no-facts Geraldo....

Michelle Malkin takes him on after another whiny outburst by the oft-discredited idiot tries to slam her. This is WAY TOO GOOD!

I like most of Michelle's positions, and on dealing with Horrible Geraldo, we speak the same language!


Sunday, July 15, 2007

THE SURGE!!!!! - It is R-E-A-L!!!!!


Ain't reality a kick??????

Ya just gotta watch it ALL....and then enjoy the fact the "Antique Media" are out-of-touch...out-of-sight, and NOT RELEVANT any more!


Live Aid - A J-O-K-E!!!!!

A Joke because the participants are "non-participants" in the entire story of saving energy.....probably because they are just too "special" to need to comply with the demands of participation in saving actual "ENERGY!"

Just go READ THIS!!!!

My God, are we blessed by these idiots, or what?????

Do as I say, not as I do.....I am S-P-E-C-I-A-L!!!!!! Just cause!!!!!

This is idiocy, and deserves the MSM coverage it does not get!


OSAMA is D-O-A!!!!

That seems more and more of a fact.......

The new vid of UBL is from 2001-2002?????

This is a problem for the troops.....the leader appears dead/dismembered/unavailable/detained, etc......

Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) "Splains it all Lucy".....

The man is either deader than a dormouse, or hiding so deep his own followers cannot connect....take your pick & in that case he is completely ineffective anyway!

I prefer and suspect the former.

Usama Bin Laden is Dead......Long Live Usama (in the minds of his deluded followers!)


Gotta Ask My Grandchildren!

One of the things about which I am vexed is the way our young folk receive news....or IF they receive news!

I am a now middle-60s male who is probably more attuned to news and what happens than most as I spent several years as a radio-TV newsman/News Director back in the dark ages of the late 60s and early 70s. Today I have become a three-decades-removed newsman who ended his career in other fields.....

As for the kids of today.....and i am blessed with Grands who are ages 19 down to 3.....I need to know what is making them tick in news. in currency of the local/national/international awareness.

Guess I need to devise a method of checking with them in person to see what, if anything, they are doing for "news" awareness.

Duchess and I leave next Sunday on a trip of three weeks and one stop includes 4 days with Grands (my abbreviation for grand kids) who range from a super-smart 13 year old blond gal to a neat, sports-oriented 10 year old boy and then their 2.5 year-old younger Bro who is still blissfully unaware of news (hopefully!)

I have to plan how to approach this so as to avoid the "what ARE you thinking, Grandpa" stare!

More after I plan/scheme!


Our National Anthem! - Do You Really Know It?

I sincerely doubt it......I did not.

Oh, yes I know the 1st Verse!!!

But what of the OTHER 3?????

Yes, what of them?????

Isaak Asimov once took the time to actually SING all four versus in an appearance he made....AND he offered the historical facts of how the anthem was written, why it was written, and then explained its meaning.......

As an American, you need to know this.......

Read it and try not to be thrilled to the core!!!!!!


I was once asked to speak at a luncheon. Taking my life in my hands, I announced I was going to sing our national anthem -- all four stanzas. This was greeted with loud groans. One man closed the door to the kitchen, where the noise of dishes and cutlery was loud and distracting. "Thanks, Herb," I said.

"That's all right," he said. "It was at the request of the kitchen staff"

I explained the background of the anthem and then sang all four stanzas. Let me tell you, those people had never heard it before -- or had never really listened. I got a standing ovation. But it was not me; it was the anthem.

More recently, while conducting a seminar, I told my students the story of the anthem and sang all four stanzas. Again there was a wild ovation and prolonged applause. And again, it was the anthem and not me.

So now let me tell you how it came to be written.

In 1812, the United States went to war with Great Britain, primarily over freedom of the seas. We were in the right. For two years, we held off the British, even though we were still a rather weak country. Great Britain was in a life and death struggle with Napoleon. In fact, just as the United States declared war, Napoleon marched off to invade Russia. If he won, as everyone expected, he would control Europe, and Great Britain would be isolated. It was no time for her to be involved in an American war.

At first, our seamen proved better than the British. After we won a battle on Lake Erie in 1813, the American commander, Oliver Hazard Perry, sent the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours." However, the weight of the British navy beat down our ships eventually. New England, hard-hit by a tightening blockade, threatened secession.

Meanwhile, Napoleon was beaten in Russia and in 1814 was forced to abdicate. Great Britain now turned its attention to the United States, launching a three-pronged attack.

The northern prong was to come down Lake Champlain toward New York and seize parts of New England.

The southern prong was to go up the Mississippi, take New Orleans and paralyze the west.

The central prong was to head for the mid-Atlantic states and then attack Baltimore, the greatest port south of New York. If Baltimore was taken, the nation, which still hugged the Atlantic coast, could be split in two. The fate of the United States, then, rested to a large extent on the success or failure of the central prong.

The British reached the American coast, and on August 24, 1814, took Washington, D.C. Then they moved up the Chesapeake Bay toward Baltimore. On September 12, they arrived and found 1,000 men in Fort McHenry, whose guns controlled the harbor. If the British wished to take Baltimore, they would have to take the fort.

On one of the British ships was an aged physician, William Beanes, who had been arrested in Maryland and brought along as a prisoner. Francis Scott Key, a lawyer and friend of the physician, had come to the ship to negotiate his release.

The British captain was willing, but the two Americans would have to wait. It was now the night of September 13, and the bombardment of Fort McHenry was about to start.

As twilight deepened, Key and Beanes saw the American flag flying over Fort McHenry. Through the night, they heard bombs bursting and saw the red glare of rockets. They knew the fort was resisting and the American flag was still flying. But toward morning the bombardment ceased, and a dread silence fell. Either Fort McHenry had surrendered and the British flag flew above it, or the bombardment had failed and the American flag still flew.

As dawn began to brighten the eastern sky, Key and Beanes stared out at the fort, trying to see which flag flew over it. He and the physician must have asked each other over and over, "Can you see the flag?"

After it was all finished, Key wrote a four stanza poem telling the events of the night. Called "The Defense of Fort McHenry," it was published in newspapers and swept the nation. Someone noted that the words fit an old English tune called, "To Anacreon in Heaven" -- a difficult melody with an uncomfortably large vocal range. For obvious reasons, Key's work became known as "The Star Spangled Banner," and in 1931 Congress declared it the official anthem of the United States.

Now that you know the story, here are the words. Presumably, the old doctor is speaking. This is what he asks Key:

Oh! say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

("Ramparts," in case you don't know, are the protective walls or other elevations that surround a fort.) The first stanza asks a question. The second gives an answer:

On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mist of the deep
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep.
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream
'Tis the star-spangled banner. Oh! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

"The towering steep" is again, the ramparts. The bombardment has failed, and the British can do nothing more but sail away, their mission a failure. In the third stanza I feel Key allows himself to gloat over the American triumph. In the aftermath of the bombardment, Key probably was in no mood to act otherwise? During World War I when the British were our Staunchest allies, this third stanza was not sung. However, I know it, so here it is:

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion

A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

(The fourth stanza, a pious hope for the future, should be sung more slowly than the other three and with even deeper feeling):

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation,

Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven - rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause is just,
And this be our motto --"In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

I hope you will look at the national anthem with new eyes. Listen to it, the next time you have a chance, with new ears. Pay attention to the words. And don't let them ever take it away ... not even one word of it."



Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rep. Murtha MIA on Response when He is W-R-O-N-G!!!!

This slippery idiot who claims his miltary background as his right, then BLASTS his military with charges not deserved, also DUCKS when he is proven wrong.....


Murtha is a "headline-seeking" idiot.....

Why-o-why do not the media seek his idiocy out and cut him off???? Oh, Right....they are Liberal-biased media who cannot challenge anything which might upset their Bush-is-bad apple cart!




I have had this blog up and running for three years. That seems impossible!

My volume remains low....comfortable, but low.....

According to the "Bear" I am usually ranked 2700 to 3000 in his domain.....That actually is pretty darn good when you figure there are an estimated 12 MILLION blogs out there.

Of course, I am not in the class with the bigs.....several of whom I exchange emails with regularly.

However, I have to say....most of my conversations and/or communication is with folks at my level.

I love blogging.....I love bloggers, and I am truly proud that we have accomplished as much as we have regarding blogger power in influence of the politicos!

I am particularly proud of our push to stop the disastrous Immigration bill!!!

Happy Anniversary to My Blog! May there be may more years of said and same.....Perhaps I shall be a bit more attentive to the blog, and the facts I present.... BUT nothing will interfere with my retirement....and my RV and Picture blogs......

YES, I maintain several blogs......

Go check:

& Then I Bought an RV my Travel blog for our motorhome!


Tampa Town Review my picture blog!

We (Duchess & I) will be departing July 22nd for points North for three weeks, and you will get lots of pics and stories of our travels at those sites.....and this one might lag a bit as I work on travel and enjoyment (that's what retirement is folks!)


Borders - Borders - Borders!

WE have to control the borders.....both real solid borders....you know, like the Mexican-American, and the borders formed by planes, etc.



We are at war....the idiots such as Chertoff seem to believe the Mexican border is "No-Problem"....after all....Mexicans skipping across the border are just for LOW-COST LABOR! There could N-E-V-E-R be any Islamist Idiots coming thru there!!!! Right!!!!

This government, and its idiot leaders are tone deaf, and ignorant of reality.


One Story....Bias Shows in Headlines....

The long-awaited, and much maligned (pre-release) story on Iraq progress is due out today. It will show progress on 8 points....no progress on 8 points and mixed results on two points.

The vaunted Main Stream Media (Read antique media) headlines the story.....BUT their online headlines seem as if related to different stories......

FOX - "Report: Progress in Iraq, 8 of 18 key benchmarks met."

ABC - "Bush's Iraq Progress Report shows No Progress on Key Points"

MSNBC - "Mixed Review, Report says Iraq Government Fails on half of Benchmarks."

CBS - "White House to give Mixed Review on Iraq."

CNN - "Iraq Benchmarks Report Shows Progress at 50-50."

How does the same story generate such disparate headlines? Bias....Is the glass half full or half empty?

FOX, CBS & CNN seem similar.......However, notice the words leaping off the page for MSNBC (FAILS on half) and ABC (No Progress on Key Points)

We got no media bias......Har Har!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What Do You N-O-T Understand About Terrorism???

Please let me know......

B-U-T.....read THIS FIRST!!!

Then tell me we need not worry about the terrorists!


Now, Ain't Ya Proud You Elected Dems to H-A-L-T Pork Spending?

Just go READ THIS!!!!!

Then sit down, as a good Democrat and cry me a river!!!!

The GOP was HORRENDOUS on earmarks, spending, etc. The new DEMs are much, much worse!!!

Who ya gonna elect in 2008????? (Hopefully you said...a non-incumbent!)


WE HAVE Shrinkage!!!!! Serious Shrinkage!!!!

The shrinkage is reported by "Instapundit" who sez: OK....Just read what he sez!!!!

Oh - MY - GOD!

A shrinking deficit......BURY THE STORY.....It helps Bush!!!!! Guess we won't be seeing this in the Antique Media folks!


"Liberal"-Leftist Educators Seen As A PROBLEM!

That's right! Many folks see the Liberal educators who populate most of our universities today as a problem or a serious problem......60% Do so!

Read ZOGBY Poll's & look at the situation.

The actual story is on Dr. Helen's site. For the uninitiated, Dr. Helen is the lovely and talented wife of Glenn Reynolds, "Instapundit!"

She is right of course. The findings of way too many explorations of higher education all agree that liberalism is rampant. Time to take back our education system.

Gee, ya suppose the NEA will help? Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!!!!


Global Warming Gone Berzerk!

This is sad, but still funny.....another misguided soul "saving" the Earth!

READ IT. Then decide if you wish to laugh or cry!

HT: Instapundit!


Balloonship One - Cheap Seats Version!

This guy is either on "silly weed", or has much more confidence in himself than do I in myself!
Ballooning over Oregon!
Wow! 193 Miles in a lawn chair carried by a cluster of helium balloons.....ballast = 5 gallons of water; GPS for navigation, and an altimeter to help him make sure he'd clear the mountains!

The man said he had thought about it for a long time! Not long enough to my way of thinking!


"SURGE" IS Working....Despite Demo Position!

The Iraq Surge is working, according to the actual reporters who are....YOU KNOW.... THERE!!!

One of the problems of this war from the git-go has been the disparity between what was happening and what was reported by a hugely agenda-driven media! A media which chose to use quite suspect sources, while they continued to sit in the Green Zone and write.

Now, one of the people who has actually been out there Tells The Story!

Michael Yon is another imbed who actually reports facts.....not what he wants to see.

This is likely the very first war in which "citizen-media" reports truth while the MSM fiddles (and burns!)


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

MEL Responds (Again!)


This shall have to do folks as my "Title" block is non-working currently in blogspot....(who knows why!)

At any rate......Mel again responds to my email....a week and a half later, but a response none-the-less......

"Dear Mr. DeLand:

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration reform. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to respond to your concerns.

As you may know, on June 28, 2007, the Senate voted to set aside debate once again on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S.1639).

I firmly believe addressing this issue in a comprehensive manner is critical to our nation’s security and continued prosperity. While securing our borders is top priority, we must also address the economic and law enforcement realities of having millions of illegal immigrants already living and working in the United States. Any solution to this problem must be practical to be effective. Efforts to secure our borders should be coupled with necessary changes to our current ambiguous and ineffective immigration policies to maximize security for our country. Additionally, gaining operational control of the border will not cease the problem if we do not gain control of our employment system. Please know that, I will continue to work with President Bush and my colleagues in Congress to develop a plan that will halt the flow of illegal immigrants crossing our border while implementing needed changes to our immigration laws.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions or comments. For more information about issues and activities important to Florida, please sign up for my weekly newsletter at http://martinez.senate.gov.


Mel Martinez
United States Senator"

Thanks for the response Senator.....HOWEVER......you continue to discuss the fact we cannot seal the border without addressing the needs of the 12 million here already..

Plus.....You seem to feel current laws are unworkable.....then WHY were they passed, and WHY should we believe anything coming from the Congress?


Monday, July 09, 2007

"Let's Get Fred!" morphs into OOPPSSSSS!

Yeppers it does folks. The obvious attack against the "default" front-running GOP candidate come out like an attack of consumption......JUST READ & READ & READ!

The folks who are controllers for Hildabeast are frantic......they must find a means of discrediting, demeaning, etc. Mr. Thompson.....for he is the apparent anointed candidate....thus the TARGET.....

I love it as it enforces my ideas that Fred Thompson is THE candidate that can wipe out the wounded (by Bill) Hillary!


Friday, July 06, 2007

"Me, Me...." The Clarion (Condum) Call Rang Out!

This is too good......

From AP......

MELBOURNE, Australia — A major condom brand said Friday it expected thousands of applicants for a new unpaid job on offer — condom tester.

Durex said 200 adult Australians — men and women — are wanted to test a range of its condoms.

While the successful applicants will not be paid, each will receive a pack of Durex sex products, a chance to win 1,000 Australian dollars ($857 U.S.), plus professional prestige, the company said in a statement.

"Who wouldn't want to have a chance with an actual authorized professional?" Durex marketing manager Sam White asked.

"Durex is expecting thousands of applicants," the statement said.

Hopefuls must explain in their applications why they would make "expert" condom testers.

How they test the condoms is not specified, but testers must provide honest feedback about how they find the products.

No deadline is set for evaluating a range of four condoms and other sex products.

For my part, I shall consider the following facts as enough to eliminate me from consideration: I am 64....I had a vasectomy 30 years ago!....I am married and monogamous....I am not willing to travel to Australia for the "try-outs"....

Guess that makes my decision pretty final!

You interested?


Terrorist Doctors Seeking U.S. Training!!!!!


Terrorists thinking of coming to the US of A?????? Never happen, right?

Just ask your friendly local Democrat.....they have never met a terrorist they didn't like. Jimmy Carter sings their praises constantly.

Well folks, FOXNews has once again connected the dots and THEY TELL THE STORY!

Safe are we? Yes, fairly so as long as someone remembers to close the Mexican border! Oh, sorry....that is not a priority for this administration, most of the Democrats and a few Republicans....

You know, the ones who NEED to be replaced next election!


On The Verge of A Surge Success!

From Michael Yon....who IS in Iraq & with our troops!

"The big news on the streets today is that the people of Baqubah are generally ecstatic, although many hold in reserve a serious concern that we will abandon them again. For many Iraqis, we have morphed from being invaders to occupiers to members of a tribe. I call it the “al Ameriki tribe,” or “tribe America.”

I’ve seen this kind of progression in Mosul, out in Anbar and other places, and when I ask our military leaders if they have sensed any shift, many have said, yes, they too sense that Iraqis view us differently. In the context of sectarian and tribal strife, we are the tribe that people can—more or less and with giant caveats—rely on.

Most Iraqis I talk with acknowledge that if it was ever about the oil, it’s not now. Not mostly anyway. It clearly would have been cheaper just to buy the oil or invade somewhere easier that has more. Similarly, most Iraqis seem now to realize that we really don’t want to stay here, and that many of us can’t wait to get back home. They realize that we are not resolved to stay, but are impatient but to drive down to Kuwait and sail away. And when they consider the Americans who actually deal with Iraqis every day, the Iraqis can no longer deny that we really do want them to succeed. But we want them to succeed without us. We want to see their streets are clean and safe, their grass is green, and their birds are singing. We want to see that on television. Not in person. We don’t want to be here. We tell them that every day. It finally has settled in that we are telling the truth.

Now that all those realizations and more have settled in, the dynamics here are changing in palpable ways"

The quote is part of a posting by Dean Barnett over at Hugh Hewitt's blog on the success of the surge. It is a really good GO-READ-LEARN cause you won't hear the entire story from the media....only the negatives. How sad the MSM chooses to be so very, very biased.


UPDATE: For those who think i find reporters off a shelf......Michael Yon's works above are now available as the current lead for FOXNews: ON THEIR WEB PAGE!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

SICK - SICK....Nothing to do With Sicko!

I am absolutely.....S-I-C-K...

Let us consider....THIS!!!!


Lieberman OK for GOP!

The man could be our VP candidate for Fred Thompson.....& I mean this folks!!!!!


Let us HOPE!


BUSH 43 Economy is Best-Ever????

Won't find that on our "Antique Media".....not a note, not a comma, etc.

But the facts are in......

Blumer has the details......

Gosh do we have a BIASED media???? None that the Democrats can see.....


Fred Thompson - Hillary In "Dead Heat" for President!

& Fred Has NOT announced for President.......

Rah RooW!

Hildabeast is not IN CHARGE?????

The latest polls from Rasmussen tells the tale, and from a Hillary point-of-view it A-I-N-'T pretty...

Check this: Review of Rasmussen by Captain Ed!

If Thompson announces (IF?????? Of course he will!!!!) he is front-runner....PERIOD!

Go Fred!


Bush - Tone Deaf, Out-Of-Touch, Ignorant of The Facts Regarding C-A-I-R/Muslims!

This President has lost more than the public support....he has lost mine, and I swore by this guy....with some exceptions....for YEARS!


Ignorance and Idiocy are N-O-T excuses!

They are Ignorance and Idiocy!

Bush fades evermore toward a rating of "0%".....and he is making H-U-G-E progress!

Is the man asleep, dumb, deaf, or just so stubborn as to believe folks will "come around"????????


Bloggers - Politics....You Will See More of This!

Just read the thing and understand the separation between we who blog and they who "claim knowledge" of blogging. It is VERY, VERY Revealing!!!

The gap between bloggers and politicians will narrow drastically before the 2008 elections are over. The "Beltway Boys" cannot remain aloof forever, and they will eventually find the key is "knowing about" rather than "farming out" (to young folks!)

Trust me, they will employ folks both politically savvy and politically knowledgeable.

They are coming folks, and we'd best be ready cause the bloggers advantage to instant communication will narrow and diminish!

Oh, and the MSM (Read ANTIQUE Media) will be as clueless as ever. They will find the blogosphere (excuse the already-antique term) is a home for possible income....but they will N-E-V-E-R let it replace their primary news outlet. That would be akin to abandoning your boat while at sea....TO THEM! Keep the key in mind folks. They cannot see this "blog" thing as more than a blip....despite their diving readership, and unbelieving followers.

The biggest advantage bloggers have is.....NO SPIN by an internet-savvy political hack can ever exceed the speed of the blogs.....they can come close, they can be quicker to lie and deceive, BUT never faster.....We need to protect that edge.


If You Doubt CAIR's Intentions!

"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

Omar Ahmad, Chairman Emeritus, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Neal Boortz has the full story....HERE, for your reading pleasure!

Maybe we all ought to call CAIR and let them know of our concerns....


Morning Walk!


I am into a new regimen of walking 5-7 days per week. Wish I could take credit for the change, but instead I shall fault my docs. For those who read this blog, but do not know me, you can find the source of my walking at another of my blogs; & Then I Had A Lump In My Lung!

If you read the blog from bottom to top you will find a short-lived journey during which I feared lots of problems of dire nature! The end is apparently much better.

All this is preface to my walking, mandated by the Thoracic Surgeon, and the Cardiologist....and after my visit today I am sure it will be endorsed by my Vascular Surgeon.

I am finding the walks enjoyable. During this period in Tampa (May thru October) we have what is known as a LARGE SAUNA....about the size of Florida! i thus return from my walks to be greeted by a shower and soap to freshen myself and get the wrinkled nose look off of Duchess.....

As for the walk. I am fortunate that we live in an area of Tampa (Town & Country) where there are a number of Greenways.....walkways through woods, along canals, etc. They make for a quieter walk than just along local streets. They also provide entertainment for me as I trudge along. Hillsborough County has done itself proud with these walkways.

Today...I walked 8:30 til 9:10, but who is counting? I covered about 2.5 miles.

Along the Greenway (about .9 miles) I saw four rabbits alongside the walkway having a green leafy salad for breakfast. Amazingly they are tame enough that just walking by will not rouse them. However, pause to study them and they get really nervous and look for a quick exit into the underbrush.

I saw a large white crane of some indeterminate species walking in the newly-filled retention area alongside the Greenway. I did not see, but definitely heard the clarion call of a LARGE bullfrog!

Other sites as I walked. Lots and lots of front sidewalks littered with the refuse of a July 4th celebration just-completed. Bottle rocket sticks, small firecrackers that didn't, black smudges on the sidewalk, etc. I sure hope these folks clean up today.

I guess my overall comment on the walk is....I have found a new small world of enjoyment, and i am losing weight as well. My docs tell my that any form of aerobic exercise has now been proven to make your aorta more flexible and less-prone to plaque....the demon that attacks my family.

Try walking for your health. I am....I want to see a lot more of this world!


IT'S BOB BARKER.......er, Bill Clinton!

Maybe Bill needs to add a bit of hair color so he is not confused with the retired game show host.


But then, I guess "groupies" of any kind are prone to such mistakes....

My advice to these gals.....never mind...it is way too obvious!


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Where-oh-Where have the Main Stream Media Gone????

They seem absent when the story is of Al Qaeda action.....

THIS IS THE STORY by a real person, in a real location, covering Iraq!

How strange the "Antique Media" find no way to discover this story!

Maybe they are "BIASED"



It Is A Bit Early For "I Told You So!".....But.....

The speculation is boiling now about the collapse of the McCain campaign. It is doing so based on fund raising, cutting of campaign jobs, and a losing trend in the polls.

McCain seems to have an inherent ability to shoot himself in the foot. His involvement in such as "The gang of 14", McCain-Feingold, support of the ill-fated immigration bill, etc. brings him to the forefront as a politician who manages to skewer himself more often than not. He certainly is not "My" candidate......

I predicted this about McCain being the "1st out".

My June 7th Post!!!


Democratic Lies & Hypocrisy!

This is just WAAAAY TOO Fertile a territory!

The Democrats come out against the "Scooter" Libby commutation by GWB. (His first right decision in months)

1st Fact.....

Libby was convicted of lying.....NOT exposing any CIA operative.......Lying. You know, the same thing a former Pres named Wet Willie Clinton (master of the soaked cigar) did before a grand jury, and for which he was never even charged...let alone convicted. Where's the Democratic outrage for this act?

2nd fact.....


"This decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security (compromised what???? He was NOT charged with this....read the facts Obama) cements the legacy of an administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law"

Hillary lives in a glass house & still throws stones????

"Today's decision is yet another example that this administration simply considers itself above the law," said Clinton of Bush's decision to commute Libby's sentence. "This case arose from the administration's politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies.

"Four years into the Iraq war, Americans are still living with the consequences of this White House's efforts to quell dissent. This commutation sends the clear signal that in this Administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.

John Edwards is on the same train.....

"Only a president clinically incapable of understanding that mistakes have consequences could take the action he did today," Edwards said. "President Bush has just sent exactly the wrong signal to the country and the world. In George Bush's America, it is apparently ok to misuse intelligence for political gain, mislead prosecutors and lie to the FBI."

What could be complete without the blathering along the same lines by Harry Reid?

"The president's decision to commute Mr. Libby's sentence is disgraceful. Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq war. Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone."

I am missing an hysterical response from Skerry......he must be out skiing.

I guess my summation would be.....where were these folks when Sandy "Pants" Berger got a slap on the wrist for committing ??

The lies and hypocrisy demonstrated by the Democrats remain astounding......


UPDATE: How neat.....Little Duke was thinking along the same lines, and even had the AP guys for lunch!!!!!

Picked up my paper this morning to read about Scooter Libby and realized the AP is at it again. Ben Feller, AP reporter writing on the Scooter Libby commuted sentence story showed liberal bias both in what was reported and by what wasn’t.
In the first paragraph that I noticed describing the case, Mr. Feller planted this little gem. “Testimony in the case had revealed the extraordinary steps that Bush and Cheney were willing to take to discredit a critic of the war.” Really, Mr. Feller, and how did you get your hands on the Grand July transcripts and how come none of us have heard about that particular bit of testimony?

The last paragraph summed up the whole case. “The leak case has hung over the White House for years. After Plame’s name appeared in a 2003 syndicated newspaper column, Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald questioned top administration officials, including Bush and Cheney, about their possible roles.”

Excuse me Mr. Feller, why didn’t you add “The investigation must have been politically motivated as it continued long after Fitzgerald learned that Plame was not an undercover agent, thus proving that no crime was committed. Even the fact that Fitzgerald learned the real source of the “leak” was not the administration didn’t seem to matter to Fitzgerald.”

Mr Feller, could it be that these two facts might have made it appear that Bush was right to commute (and maybe should have pardoned Libby) and Libby was run over by an overzealous prosecutor.

If I were to guess, I would say that Ben Feller wasn’t trying to spin the story; it was just his personal viewpoint that got in the way of his writing. None the less, since an editor didn’t pick up on the omission of facts, I think it proves the bias at AP.

No, I’m not surprised…

Little Duke

Monday, July 02, 2007

My God, But I Feel Better!

It is just this folks....

The facts are, I am NOT a candidate!.....I do not exhibit the symptoms!


Dept. of Homeland (IN)Security????

Michael Chertoff has proven he is more in tune with "lettuce pickers" than with terrorist possibilities.....

Michelle Malkin DETAILS the items of this debacle of continuing Bush denial.....

What shall we do to impress this "czar" of incomplete decisions?


A Bush Decision I L-O-V-E!

Apparently, according to bulletins out there on FOX and others, President GWB is going to issue a pardon for "Scooter" Libby......Here's the FOX report!


He takes a stand which will evoke many negatives from the DEMs and the KOSkids.....but is a 1st step toward restoring credibility among the GOP conservatives who twice elected him.

I am on board, but hope he does not feel this restores any measure of trust by the wing that elected him. It is as I said above......A first step!

Nothing more.....


9/11 - Part Deux ?????

Forgive the pun headline.....could not resist.

The message from Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz and Richard Esposito of ABC News is VERY, VERY SERIOUS!

The happenings of the past few days in England and Scotland make clear the fact there are still many out there who would love to set off a new venture at the level of 9/11.

One item to be thankful for; our southern border with Mexico has now been secured over more than 700 miles by the fence our Congress authorized last year!..........

WHAT? They haven't built it? But that means we are still vulnerable to the tune of 500,000 people annually!

Guess they just have not had the time/inclination/funding/or desire.....or perhaps all of the above.

Folks it is time for us to get off our duffs and finish what WE started....Let us get all over our Congressional folks...Senate and House...and INSIST on their completion of the items they so proudly announced!


Sunday, July 01, 2007

Defining Moment - GO Thompson!

There are those moments when you know you have a great candidate.

Today is mine......

For the uninitiated to my site you will note down the right column a fund-raiser device for Fred Thompson. i placed it the day I decided he was my candidate for 2008.

Now in only ONE DAY.........

a) Hildabeast attacked him on Cuba and his position.....
b) Newt (potential candidate who knows who he has to beat) attacks him.....

I am complete! If the two possibly-strongest candidates from the GOP and DEM party attack him same day....he is a WINNER!

Funny how we define our enemies by our actions....


This Analogy Fits!

So much during the immigration brouhaha was about the control of the border.

Jay Tea over at Wizbang! has the best yet...

I sometimes get the feel our submarine is about full and in danger of sinking.