Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Knighthood!

He has played kings, princes, captains and professors on stage and screen, but now actor Patrick Stewart will have a new title all his own: "Sir."

The 69-year-old Yorkshire, England, native tops the list of those receiving New Year's honors from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the Cabinet Office announced Thursday.

Stewart, well-known for playing Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," will receive a knighthood. It means he will now be known in Britain as "Sir Patrick."

CNN.com story link.

YTMND

Thursday, December 24, 2009

New Marine Corps Commercial - For Katie!

Daybreakers!

The Only Way to Bring in Christmas!

Is reminiscing a full raid-wipe!

Perfect Gift!

Dissappointed that I did not find this in time to buy as a Christmas gift...

Bladder Buddy is simple to use, the product consists of a latex free condom catheter - no, it can't be used for sex - that fits over the penis and attaches directly to a urine collection bag with no tubing required. Almost all urine collection bags come from the manufacturers with latex rubber straps that are used to strap the urine bag to the users leg - DUMB! Think about what happens when the bag fills up. Gravity rules

There's always next year! :D

Bladderbuddy.com

Alas, it's no UroClub...
Company site link.
Video commercial link.

A Real-life Russel!

Disney Zombies

Click for a bigger picture that will do the effort justice.

Hit the jump for Disney zombie-princess goodness...

Road-sign Hacking Rules...

Gainesville.com story link.

Kick-Ass!


Kick-Ass

Trailer Park | MySpace Video

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Communist Murder Celebrated on obama's Winter Solstice Celebration Tree...

The festive decorations on our honorable president's Winter Solstice Celebration Tree:

Communist Murderer Mao Zedong


Transvestive drag-queen Hedda Lettuce


Mount Rushmore - with Obama's head


Foxnews.com story link.

Hot Tub Time Machine Movie Trailer

Unconstitutional Health Care bill ?

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/12/23/morning-bell-obamacares-constitutional-problems-proliferating/

Monday, December 21, 2009

NORAD Prepares to Track Santa!

NORAD has been taking its Santa tracking project seriously for decades. But it actually began in 1955 with a wrong number.

One morning that December, U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, the director of operations at CONAD, the Continental Air Defense Command--NORAD's predecessor--got a phone call at his Colorado Springs, Colo., office (see video below).

This was no laughing matter. The call had come in on one of the top secret lines inside CONAD that only rang in the case of a crisis.

Grabbing the phone, Shoup must have expected the worst. Instead, a tiny voice asked, "Is this Santa Claus?"

"Dad's pretty annoyed," said Terri Van Keuren, Shoup's daughter, recalling the legend of that day in 1955. "He barks into the phone," demanding to know who's calling.

"The little voice is now crying," Van Keuren continued. "'Is this one of Santa's elves, then?'"

The Santa questions were only beginning. That day, the local newspaper had run a Sears Roebuck ad with a big picture of St. Nick and text that urged, "Hey, Kiddies! Call me direct...Call me on my private phone and I will talk to you personally any time day or night."

But the phone number in the ad was off by a digit. Instead of connecting with Santa, callers were dialing in on the line that would ring if the Russians were attacking.

Before long, the phone was ringing off the hook, and softening up, Shoup grabbed a nearby airman and told him to answer the calls and, Van Keuren said, "'just pretend you're Santa.'"

Indeed, rather than having the newspaper pull the Sears ad, Shoup decided to offer the countless kids calling in something useful: information about Santa's progress from the North Pole. To quote the official NORAD Santa site, "a tradition was born."

Last March, Shoup died, said Van Keuren. But in the years before his death, she and her family would take the retired colonel back to Colorado Springs each year for the Santa tracker training. "They would introduce him and he would say a few words," Van Keuren said. "So that was a big thrill for him."

In his later years, Shoup "was not as sharp as he used to be," she said. But his days overseeing the Santa tracker program were still near and dear to his heart. She said the NORAD folks had printed out a sheaf of emails kids had written in and gave them to Shoup as a reminder of what he'd started back in 1955.

"For the last weeks of his life, he carried them around in his briefcase like they were top secret papers," Van Keuren said. "Those were just precious to him. I'd read them to him over and over."

"NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa--radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets," reads the NORAD Santa Web site. "Tracking Santa starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System. This powerful radar system consists of 47 installations strung across the northern border of North America. On Christmas Eve, NORAD monitors the radar systems continuously for indications that Santa Claus has left the North Pole.

"The moment that radar indicates Santa has lifted off, we use our second detection system. Satellites positioned in geo-synchronous orbit at 22,300 miles from the Earth's surface are equipped with infrared sensors, which enable them to detect heat. Amazingly, Rudolph's bright red nose gives off an infrared signature, which allow our satellites to detect Rudolph and Santa.

"The third tracking system is the Santa Cam network. We began using it in 1998, which is the year we put our Santa Tracking program on the Internet. Santa Cams are ultra-cool, high-tech, high-speed digital cameras that are pre-positioned at many locations around the world. NORAD only uses these cameras once a year on Christmas Eve. The cameras capture images and videos of Santa and his reindeer as they make their journey around the world.

"The fourth system is made up of fighter jets. Canadian NORAD fighter pilots flying the CF-18 intercept and welcome Santa to North America. In the United States, American NORAD fighter pilots in either the F-15 or the F-16 get the thrill of flying alongside Santa and his famous reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph."

Track Santa:

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

Call NORAD to see where Santa is:

1 (877) 446-6723

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yep...

Shot Three Times With a .22 Rifle, Victim is Doin' Just Fine...

A Columbia Walmart employee was in intensive care this morning after a 3 a.m. shooting in the store’s parking lot.

The victim, a 54-year-old man, had left the store at 415 Conley Road on a scheduled break. Upon his return, he was confronted by two men who had been hiding behind a storage shed at the Lowe’s store next door, Columbia police said. A possible third suspect was nearby.

One of the two suspects demanded money and then shot the victim in the chest, back and wrist, police spokeswoman Officer Jessie Haden said. All three bullets entered and exited the victim’s body.

Columbia Daily Tribune story link.

Other thoughts, link.


Mid-Missouri Children's Museum is now open!

Not to be confused with the not fun and uber-lame youzeum....

Inside the unassuming two-story house — east of Columbia near the Route Z exit on Interstate 70 — is a colorful, multi-themed exhibit that more closely resembles a giant playhouse than an actual museum. But that’s not to say it isn’t educational.

Each room offers a different way to learn through imaginative play. In one room, children can don a doctor’s outfit and learn about human anatomy. In another is a pretend grocery store. The art room fosters creativity through finger-painting, and a brainstorming room is filled with puzzles, blocks and other constructive toys.

Wilshire said she was inspired after visiting the Mountain Top Children’s Museum in Breckenridge, Colo.

“I thought, ‘I wish I had something like that to take my son to,’ ” she said.

Carefully scoping out the market, Wilshire traveled to nearly two dozen children’s museums across the country, including The Children’s Museum of Richmond in Virginia, Imagine It! in Atlanta, and Wonderscope in Shawnee, Kan. And she took an adviser along for input — her 5-year-old son, Hunter.

Mid-Missouri Children's Museum link.

Columbia daily Tribune story link.

This is What You Get With Government Money...

The Chevy Volt dancers!



From the Los Angeles Auto Show, 2009.

Avatar a "Must See"


Hollywood and Fine movie review link.

Inconvenient Truth for Gore as Arctic Ice Claims Don't Add Up

There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was hit by an inconvenient one yesterday.

The former vice president, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," became entangled in a new climate change row.

Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.

In his speech, Gore told the conference: "These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr. [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years."

However, the climatologist whose work Gore was relying upon dropped the former vice president in the water with an icy blast.

"It's unclear to me how this figure was arrived at," Dr. Maslowski said. "I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this."

TimesOnline.co.uk story link.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We are in BIG Trouble...

I blame public education...


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

View from the Tallest Man-made Point on Earth

2 1/2 times the height of the Empire State building...



Friday, December 4, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ft. Hood Shooter was on obama's Homeland Security Task Force


Now we know why obama said to not jump to conclusions about Nidal Hasan.
This murdering Muslim who killed and wounded the people in Texas was an adviser to obama's Homeland Security team as he transitioned into the office of the Presidency.


Page 29 in Acrobat Document, page 32 in reader, left hand side.

Can the press ignore this?!!!!!!!!!!

PROCEEDINGS REPORT OF THE HSPI PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TASK FORCE 2008-2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Animated Unemloyment Map

Map Link

Sounds Like a Death Panel to Me...


Once you have been forced into obamacare you will not have the option to disagree with the government...

Government decides that mammogram screening 1,300 women in their 50s to save one life is worth it, but screening 1,900 women in their 40s to save a single life is not.

A government task force said Monday that most women don't need mammograms in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50 — a stunning reversal and a break with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position.

Fox News story link.


Monday, November 16, 2009

obama to Revive U.N. Gun Ban Treaty


GOA story link.

W.N.D. story link.

Carbon Ration Cards? Welcome to the U.K.


Every adult should be forced to use a 'carbon ration card' when they pay for petrol, airline tickets or household energy, MPs say.

The influential Environmental Audit Committee says a personal carbon trading scheme is the best and fairest way of cutting Britain's CO2 emissions without penalising the poor.

Under the scheme, everyone would be given an annual carbon allowance to use when buying oil, gas, electricity and flights.



I Thought "Service" Was a Good Thing?


In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park.

Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union.

Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park.

"We'll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails," Balzano told the council.

The Morning Call story link.


Obviously, the SEIU Union hates the Boys Scouts. :)

You Tell Em!



No pithy comments here, I just like the visual of Capt. Picard flipping the bird!

obama the supplicant...

obama just can't get enough of being the world's lapdog. Here he is in a traditional gesture of inferiority to the Japanese emperor.

Fox news story link.

I think he should just get it over with and start presenting for every other leader on Earth. Now THAT'S a photo op!



BTW, here is the NYT making a big deal when Bill Clinton tilted his hed towards the Emperor in 1994, but now it's okay...

(NY Times 6/19/94)- It wasn’t a bow, exactly. But Mr. Clinton came close. He inclined his head and shoulders forward, he pressed his hands together. It lasted no longer than a snapshot, but the image on the South Lawn was indelible: an obsequent President, and the Emperor of Japan.

Canadians still bow to England’s Queen; so do Australians. Americans shake hands. If not to stand eye-to-eye with royalty, what else were 1776 and all that about? …

Guests invited to a white-tie state dinner at the White House (a Clinton Administration first) were instructed to address the Emperor as “Your Majesty,” not “Your Highness” or, worse, “King.” And in what one Administration aide called “some emperor thing,” an Army general was cautioned that he should not address the Emperor Akihito at all as he escorted him to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

But the “thou need not bow” commandment from the State Department’s protocol office maintained a constancy of more than 200 years. Administration officials scurried to insist that the eager-to-please President had not really done the unthinkable.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wiener Dog Ice Racing!

Cord Blood Reverses Cerebral Palsy in Colorado Girl


Chloe Levine was born seemingly perfect — she was the happy and healthy baby her parents had dreamed of.

But by the time she was 9 months old, Chloe was not reaching the milestones her older sister Shayla had met at that age.

Chloe’s right hand was constantly clenched in a tight fist – she couldn’t even hold her bottle. And she wasn’t able to crawl; she would "shuffle" her body across the floor in a seated position, her mother, Jenny, recalls.

Soon after Chloe’s first birthday, the Levines, who live in Denver, learned their daughter had suffered a stroke in utero and had become afflicted with cerebral palsy.

Fox New story link.

Wal-Mart Bingo!

Friday, November 6, 2009

obama the em-pathetic...

First Joe Medicine Crow was not a Congressional Medal of Honor Winner. He was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, given to him by barack obama on August 12, 2009. There is a huge difference between the awards, not to someone like obama, but to the military (not that he would know the difference).

Second, How come it takes him two full minutes of "shout outs" and yukking it up before addressing the terrorist shooting at Ft. Hood.

Third, when did Native Americans become "First Americans"? Maybe because it give obama the opportunity to strip "American' out of the name and address them like our socialist neighbors to the North?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Japanese Invent Robot From Aliens




Japanese engineers have taken us one step closer to the robot revolution by developing a machine inspired by the movie Aliens.

The Dual-Arm Power Amplification Robot by Activelink gives users superhuman strength and resembles the hydraulic exoskeleton worn by Sigourney Weaver in the climactic scene of the sci-fi classic.

Fox News story link.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Men That stare at Goats

The book rocks, and the movie looks about the same.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

obama Shits on Flag to Promote Health Care

DNC Uses Flag Desecration Video to Raise Funds

As a heart monitor beeps ominously in the background, a graffiti artist paints over the Stars and Stripes with phrases criticizing opposition to the Democratic legislation, including 'profit over life' and the crossed-out words 'death panels.' The whole flag is eventually smeared with paint and blacked out.

video

Yet another cue as to what obama thinks of America....

Fox News story. Link.

Barack Obama's front organization hosting the contest. Link.

Youtube link (until the Ministry of Truth removes it).

File: Games Not to Play in Right-to-Carry States...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Overheard...

Arnold in Japan!

The complete anthology!

Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends "F-bomb" Note?


SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger typically attaches a message to bills he signs or vetoes telling lawmakers why he took the action.

A Democratic assemblyman who heckled the governor during a recent event in San Francisco actually received two messages: the veto letter itself and a not-so-subtle rebuke creatively hidden within it.

Like a find-the-word puzzle, the second message was visible by stringing together the first letter of each line down the left-hand margin. It consisted of a common four-letter vulgarity followed by the letters "y-o-u."

Fox News story link.

Nothing to Worry About Here...


President Barack Obama has only been in office for just over nine months, but he's already hit the links as much as President Bush did in over two years...

Lots of free time, not like we are involved in two wars, record unemployment, and and an economy in shambles...

Politicao Story link.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gotta Love Missouri!








St. Louis News story link.

Brian Stann

Stann was born at Yokota Air Base in Japan and grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Scranton Preparatory School and then matriculated to the United States Naval Academy in 2003. He played football for the Midshipmen at the position of middle linebacker during his time at the Naval Academy.[1] Upon graduation, he was assigned as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, and rose to the rank of Captain.[2]

On May 8, 2005, Lt. Stann was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines and his commanded the 2nd Mobile Assault Platoon. During Operation Matador, his unit was ambushed by insurgents while trying to secure Ramana Bridge, near Karabilah. Stann and his Marines held out for six days under heavy attacks while Stann coordinated air and tank support that eventually allowed them to be relieved on May 14, 2005.[3] All forty-two Marines in Stann's platoon survived, and the following March, Stann was awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third highest award for valor in combat.[4] Part of the citation reads: "Second Lieutenant Stann personally directed two casualty operations, three vehicle recovery operations and multiple close air support missions under enemy small arms, machine gun and mortar fire in his 360-degree fight."[3] This mission was shown on the episode, "Iraq's Most Wanted" on the History Channel show, Shootout!, in which Brain Stann was interviewed. He left active duty in the Marine Corps as of May 2008.

Marine Corps officials say they continue to use Stann's story as a recruiting tool, and he attributes his success to the MMA foundation he learned fighting at the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center for Excellence in Quantico, Va. “He has been an ideal spokesperson and role model,” said Lt. Col. Mike Zeliff, assistant chief of staff for advertising with Marine Corps Recruiting Command.[5]








Result
Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes


United States Rodney Wallace
The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale 12/05/2009

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7-2 United States Steve Cantwell Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard 09/16/2009 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 6-2 Poland Krzysztof Soszynski Submission (Kimura) UFC 97: Redemption 04/18/2009 1 3:53 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 6-1 United States Steve Cantwell TKO (Punches) WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura 08/03/2008 2 4:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost WEC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 6-0 United States Doug Marshall KO (Punches) WEC 33: Back To Vegas 03/26/2008 1 1:35 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won WEC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 5-0 United States Jeremiah Billington TKO (Punches) WEC 30: Las Vegas 09/05/2007 1 3:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4-0 United States Craig Zellner TKO (Punches) WEC 28: WrekCage 06/03/2007 1 4:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3-0 United States Steve Cantwell TKO (Punches) WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio 03/24/2007 1 0:41 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2-0 United States Miguel Cosio TKO (Punches) WEC 21: Tapout 06/15/2006 1 0:16 Highland, California, United States 2nd shortest fight in WEC's history
Win 1-0 United States Aaron Stark TKO (Punches) SportFight 14 01/06/2006 1 3:14 Portland, Oregon, United States

Brian Stann blog site link.

Brian Stann official page link.