Monday, November 29, 2010

Comic Actor Leslie Nielsen Dead at Eighty-Four

Canadian born actor Leslie Nielsen passed away on Sunday morning at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Nielsen was best known for his abrupt career transition from serious leading man roles in Science Fiction and Crime drama roles to bumbling funnyman in hit comedies like Airplane, Police Squad and the Naked Gun. The eighty-four year old actor had been battling pneumonia for the past two weeks before succumbing to the illness. Nielsen's wife and friends were at his bedside at the time of his death.

Here is a young Nielsen as the leading man in the classic Science Fiction flick, Forbidden Planet.

The hilarious intro from the Police Squad series.

Leslie, appears in a cell phone commercial in Holland.

RIP, Leslie.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Season's Greetings for a Griswold Family Christmas

One of the funniest Christmas movies ever made; National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Note the slow build to the famous Clark Griswold flip-out sessions. Clark gets a telegram from work announcing his enrollment in the not-so-coveted 'Jelly of the Month Club' in place of his much needed Christmas bonus.

Priceless lines: Cousin Eddie, "Clark, that's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year round." "That it is, Edward." replies Griswold, "That it is, indeed."

Here's the full Griswold in complete bombastic mode as Clark goes into his most hilarious rant about his cheap boss who stiffed the employees with a lousy 'Jelly of the Month' club subscription instead of the much anticipated Christmas bonus.

"...and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, d!ckle55, hopeless, heartless, fat-a55, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey sh!t
he is. Hallelujah! Holy sh!t! Where's the Tylenol?"

U.S. South Korea Begin Military Excercises

Herow! Uncle Sam and South Korea begin military excercises in the South China Sea in the wake of Kim Jung Il's unprovoked attack on his southern neighbor.

Maybe Kim Jong Il is Ronery:

Portland Oregon Christmas Tree Bomber Wanted "Show" of Terrorism

Season's Greetings from Space

The Space Telescope Science Insititute is offering 25 designs based on imagery from the Hubble Spacecraft.

Enjoy and pass them along.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ron Paul Calls for Boycott of Airlines over TSA Crotch Groping

More fun and games from the firm of Janet InCompetano and Associates. Texas Congressman Ron Paul talks with radio talker Alex Jones about the TSA's tacit admission of using harrassment and intimidation through groping of passengers to get the public into x-ray machines at airport terminals.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parents Rally for School Choice in Chicago

Parents, fed up with the incompetence and indifference of the Public School System protest outside a Chicago School Board meeting.

Young Boy Describes Visit to Heaven After Surviving Emergency Surgery

Amazing story from a young fellow who has been on the other side. Everyone is at their prime in Heaven says the youngster who describes meeting deceased relatives he never knew on Earth.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Battle Cry of the Besieged Traveler: "You Touch My Junk, I'm Going To Have You Arrested!"

Friends, whatever happened to the Fourth Amendment? The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The wording crafted by the authors of one of the world's most marvelous documents seems pretty straight-forward to me. Where's the probable cause that mandates a government official's obligation to grope around a traveler's genitalia simply because they are opting to board a commercial airliner for a long distance trip? Everyone wants security and freedom from worry in travel in the wake of 9/11, but the latest policy initiatives implemented by the TSA are way over the top.

Here is the full video of Tyner's close encounter with the TSA.

Here's what Red State has to say about Government at Work:

We cannot be perceived to be singling out a certain group. We must, therefore, waste time and resources using terrorism countermeasures against, you know, NON-terrorists. And we are to pretend that 90-year-old grandmas from Nebraska flew planes into buildings on September 11th.

Electronic Privacy Information Center Files Lawsuit Against TSA Body Scanner Use

School Officials Bow to 13 Year-Old's Display of Stars and Stripes

Thirteen-year-old Cody Alicea of Stanislaus County California was told by school officials that he could not fly the Stars and Stripes on the back of his bicycle because the children of illegal aliens attending U.S. public schools in California were offended by his display of national pride.

Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz said the school Cody attends experienced some tension over the display of Old Glory when some students displayed the Mexican flag, as others displayed American flags on campus on May 5th, a holiday known as Cinco de Mayo in Mexican history.
Cody endured suspension from his school over the display of national pride until the story went viral. Citizens from around the country and military personel serving around the world came to the aid of Cody Alicea who displayed Old Glory as a way to thank Veterans on Veteran's Day last Thursday.
Hundreds of riders joined Cody in his ride to school this morning. The school rescinded the suspension and promptly backed away from its decision to punish the youngster for displaying the national flag.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Joe Scarborough: Top Senate Dems Tell Me 'Obama Doesn't Know What He Is Doing'

"You know damn well, which powerful Senators who run the United States Senate have been saying about Barack Obama for the past two years!" exclaims the host of Morning Joe. Toward the end of the video Scarborough says, "I sometimes will be sitting at home, the phone will ring and I'll pick it up and it's a Democratic chairman saying, 'Can you believe, what he (Obama) is doing today?'"

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dennis Miller Slams Obama-Care, Pelosi and Newsweek to Raucus Cheers On Tonight Show

Poor SanFran Nan can't buy a friend after the record electoral washout of Dems on November 2nd. Obama's move for total health care takeover and partisan rags like Newsweek (Newspeak)have also taken a drubbing from the public.

"I Led" the Sarah Palin 1.0 Assination says CNN's Kathleen Parker

Very interesting video interchange here between filmmaker John Ziegler, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer's characterization of the press being 'in love' with George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections is an absolute laugh out loud moment.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

We Remember - Veterans Day 2010

Dwight D. Eisenhower's D-Day Speech, June 5th 1944.

Across the pond Britons stopped to commemorate Rememberance Day 2010.

Winston Churchill's "Never Was So Much Owed By So Many To So Few" Speech.

California Mystery Missile - No Missile Say Experts

James Oberg writes on the Mystery Missile Wasn't a Missile at All in Tech Talk. I am persuaded by the argument that what the CBS helicopter news crew saw and videotaped was only a commercial airliner's contrail under special viewing conditions.

There was no missile. There was no military oversight, or "oops" (accidental launch). It wasn't hobbyists or space commercializers or another country or cabal or terrorist cell. It was an ordinary phenomenon seen in unusual circumstances in a region where people had for years been trained to interpret cloud-streaks in the sky as missiles—and they were almost always right. Just not this time.The most impressive argument that airliner contrails can look like missile launches (and this video sure looked like one, to me and almost everyone else) is composed of videos where it's happened before.

Oberg enlists the contrails expertise of none other than “Cirrus Uncinus” (Curly Hooks) to make his case.

Here is a compilation of contrail anomalies left by airliners. Some of the trails look very much like the one made by the West Coast 'mystery missile'.

One fellow says it was US Airways Flight 808.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Female Radio Host Says TSA Screeners Handcuffed Her To Chair and Tore Up Her Airline Ticket

Are airline passengers now regarded as criminals in the TSA playbook? Radio host Meg McLain says she was singled out by TSA agents for daring to opt out of a search by a full body scanner. After yelling "opt out" to the other screeners in their cadre, McLain says that because of her voiced reservations regarding the full body scanner, TSA agents physically pulled her to the side, subjected her to humiliation before other travelers, cuffed her to a chair, and ripped up her airline boarding pass.

TSA screeners are able to avoid screening as shown in this news story.

In this video a security expert demonstrates how this aggressive search method can easily turn into groping and fondling.

The Airline Pilots Union is advising its members to not submit to full body scanning and is pushing back on the TSA's new enhanced and aggressive frisking methods.

Scott Ott writes regarding the TSA's strip-and-grope policy, "Without regard for threat potential, airline passengers of all ages can now be forced to make the choice between baring their nakedness before a federal agent, or getting a full-body fingertip groping by another federal agent. The advanced imaging technology (AIT) scanners — AKA strip-search machines — now stand watch in more than 65 airports nationwide, with their numbers set to grow by more than 40 percent at year’s end, thanks to your federal stimulus dollars.

The procedure is so humiliating and so invasive that even flight crews are rebelling. The 11,000-member American Pilots’ Association just received a letter from its leader decrying the humiliation, radiation danger, and ineffectiveness at deterring terrorism of this strip-and-grope regimen."

AirSafeNews reports that you do have recourse if you feel you have not been treated with dignity or respect during an encounter with the TSA.

(Call) attention to anything that you think is unnecessary or (have) a TSA supervisor or law enforcement official present. You can also file a complaint with the TSA, with the complaint process.

The article notes that the ACLU has received complaints of several types of common abuses:

•Unnecessary groping of passengers’ breast or genital areas

•Humiliating experiences including for disabled or transgendered passengers

•Lack of privacy during pat-downs

•Lack of respect for religious requirements.

If you feel that you have not been treated in a fair and professional matter, you can contact the airline. If you like, you can stop flying and write a letter to the airline telling them why you're not going to be flying anytime soon.

2010 United States Marine Corps Birthday Message

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Mystery Missile Haunts California Coastline

Video of what looks like a missile launch reported to have occured 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. A KCBS news chopper was in the air at the time of the incident and took this footage which has since gone viral. No one is claiming credit for the launch of any asset. Some are saying that it might be a jet or merely an optical illusion. Fat chance that.

Has anyone thought of asking these guys if they're missing any missiles?

Or these guys?

Meanwhile in the latest development surrounding the airborne anomaly, the Pentagon says the Mystery vapor trail is not likely from a missile. Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan told reporters, "there is nothing at this time that leads the Department of Defense to believe this is a missile launch....The department and other U.S. government agencies with expertise in aviation and space continue to look into the condensation trail seen and reported off the coast of southern California on Monday evening," Lapan added.

Maybe the mystery vapor trail is from some kid's Fourth of July stash of bottle rockets, either that or somebody has a really fast weather balloon.

I've got to hand it to them for ingenuity, nothing to see here folks, just another mystery vapor trail forming a long arc in the sky and headed for space. I don't know, but that mystery vapor trail sure looks like a missile launch to my untrained eyes.

ZeroHedge has a good take on the official non-answer answer.

A. If you don't know what it was, how can you say it never posed a threat? Because it didn't hit a civilian aircraft?

B. No evidence it was a missile, but plenty of evidence that you have absolutely no intention of saying what it really was once you find out, that is unless you already know...

The American Political Landscape for 2010

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Pray For Our Country On This Election Day

This is an election like no other in U.S. history.

Pray that God will lead this great land and that we will be that City on a Hill, a shining beacon of freedom in a darkened world.

Ronald Reagan said it well in his closing remarks before the first Conservative Political Action Conference in 1974.

We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. In the days following World War II, when the economic strength and power of America was all that stood between the world and the return to the dark ages, Pope Pius XII said, "The American people have a great genius for splendid and unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind."

We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth.