Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cute doggy pic

Even if you don't watch Game of Thrones, the pic is cute.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Slow Hot Wind - Tuesday Tunes

Here is another song my dad used to play in the house when I was a little girl.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day 2012 - cartoon

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Donald Douglas of American Power Blog receives death threat

The progressives must be losing badly. I can only imagine how disheartening their internal polling data is. Watch them twist in the wind as they implode. And watch them lose their "widdle tempers" as they slink back under the rock they came out from.

One such loser threatens a blogging buddy of mine, Donald Douglas of American Power (language warning):
I called out commenter "Ten Bears" for his genuinely asinine defense of Elizabeth Warren's alleged Cherokee ancestry. After a couple of iterations with Steve M. --- and after I linkedthe video of Michelle Obama boasting of Barack's "Kenyan birth" in 2007 --- I get threatened with death. Here's the key comments at the thread.


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Everyone blog Brett Kimberlin Day-convicted bomber terrorizes bloggers


For those of you who are old fogies in the blogosphere, you’ll remember the “blogburst” concept — hundreds of bloggers of all sizes getting together to push an idea or action item. In this case, a blogburst would raise the cost of the online terrorists’ speech-squelching business immensely. It’s a collective show of support and force.
Along those same lines, Stranahan has proposed that Friday be “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.” Even a simple link, e-mail, or tweet will do.
I will join and I hope you will find a way to spread word about this horrifying saga, too (it gets worse, believe me). The targeted victims — past, present, and future — will need not only media support, but sustained financial support. A few good and brave philanthropists could come in handy right about now. Send me an email if you can help.
Telling the truth on the Internet shouldn’t mean risking your job or your life, or the well-being and safety of your loved ones. Make your voices heard if you agree.
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Background reading:
Immediate action items to help Aaron are here.
One of the things that Kimberlin complains about is that Aaron has called Kimberlin a terrorist…
“Terrorism” is a fair way to describe what Brett Kimberlin did to the town of Speedway, Indiana in 1978, when he set off eight bombs over the course of several days. Kimberlin has been convicted of those bombings, one of which blew off the limbs of a Vietnam veteran named Carl DeLong, who committed suicide as a result of his injuries. Brett Kimberlin earned the right to be called a convicted domestic terrorist, and he should not be marching off to court complaining about it when someone calls him just that.
It is beyond the scope of this post to detail every way in which Kimberlin’s peace order is misleading and deceptive. Kimberlin complains that Aaron spoke of purchasing a gun, implying that Aaron’s statement was aggressive — when Aaron actually said he had bought a gun to defend himself. Kimberlin claims that Aaron is responsible for “alerts” coming to his email inbox, suggesting Aaron is emailing him, when in fact the “alerts” Kimberlin is talking about are Google alerts. If you write about this guy on the Internet, he may run to a judge and say you are causing abusive alerts to come to his email.
You might say: what’s the harm in getting a peace order? I have watched this play out in other venues and I know just what Kimberlin is up to. As soon as he gets a “peace order,” he will run back to court the very next time Aaron mentions his name in public. That means that Kimberlin asserts the right to abuse the court process to harass Aaron — and if Aaron tells the world how Kimberlin is abusing the court process, Kimberlin will claim that as a violation of the peace order and try to have Aaron held in contempt of court.
Kimberlin and his crew have relentlessly harassed Aaron, me, and others over the course of the last several months. It is not harassment for us to tell the world what happened to us. It could happen to any of you. His supporters have outed or threatened to out commenters to this very site. They talk about wives, children, and fathers of bloggers and commenters. They ceaselessly abuse everyone they can who speaks the truth about Kimberlin’s past.
Ultimately, this is a free speech issue. Kimberlin and his group of thugs have done their level best to attack everyone in the blogosphere who wrote anything negative about him. Now the blogosphere is starting to wake up, and there are so many critics he can’t possibly intimidate them all.
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Many bloggers have already spoken up for Kimberlin’s victims and/or linked to related stories (let me know if I’ve missed you):
Every voice counts.
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Friday midnight blogburst list update:
And more blogburst roll call:
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Media coverage:
The enemies of free speech and thought have lately turned to more subtle tools of suppression than merely shouting down speakers. Among these are extortionary threats to launch false charges of racism against companies that support politically incorrect groups, such as the American Legislative Exchange Council.
But far more sinister is the tactic adopted by Brett Kimberlin, an activist and the founder of the group Velvet Revolution who was convicted in 1981 of exploding eight bombs in 1978 in Speedway, Ind. One of his bombs blew off the leg of a man who subsequently committed suicide.
Nowadays, Kimberlin targets conservative bloggers like Aaron Worthing and Robert Stacy McCain in Maryland, and Patrick Frey of Patterico’s Pontifications in California. Why? For publishing facts about Kimberlin’s criminal record.
Kimberlin harasses his targets by, among many other ways, filing false charges in courts that require expensive, time-consuming litigation, disrupting his targets’ workplaces, and dropping dark hints about spouses and kids.
…Unless these tactics are vigorously repudiated by the First Amendment’s friends across the ideological spectrum, our Constitution will become little more than a parchment barrier to oppression.
The groups that Kimberlin has founded and associated with since his release from prison have received more than $1.5 million in grant support, much of it from liberal foundations — the Tides Foundation, Streisand Foundation and Heinz Foundation — according to Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center. Vadum wonders if they know (or care) how their donors’ money is being spent.
So count me today with Michelle Malkin, Instapundit’s Glenn Harlan Reynolds, blogger Lee Stranahan, PJMedia’s Tatler and many others with one message for the Brett Kimberlins among us: Get your hands off our First Amendment.
This isn’t about Left and Right, it’s about liberty versus tyranny.
Matthew Vadum, Front Page Magazine – Must-read on who’s financially aiding and abetting – “Brett Kimberlin and the Hall of Fame of Leftist Terrorists.”

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kate Upton Beach Bunny Belize photoshoot

Until now I thought maybe the photographers at Sports Illustrated had made a mistake putting Kate Upton on the cover. However, after watching this video I see that Kate Upton knows what she is doing in front of a camera. She has so many different moves and expressions it must be difficult for a photographer not to walk away with many great pictures.

Swiss court supports anti-Islam speech? No way!

Yes, way. The Swiss court ruled that the group The Movement Against the Islamization of Switzerland could not be banned from passing out leaflets, as they were during the anti-minaret campaign of 2009. And that if others threatened violence, the Swiss should increase police presence, not take away speech rights from non-violent groups.

And in case you missed it, here is a stunning anti-islam speech video of Swiss MP Oskar Freysinger. Hat tip BNI.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

3 Funny Pics






Hey Obama, where are the Jobs, Jobs, JOBS!

Of course it is silly asking Obama about jobs. As IF government could create any. It takes the private sector to do that, as any good conservative knows....
Hat tip Shaw's Blog.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anderson Cooper does a Cory Booker on Obama campaign spokesman

Cooper asks and asks and asks about Obama's hypocrisy in courting private equity firms like Blackstone, which is actually a lot bigger than Bain Capital, while criticizing Romney.

The Obama campaign spokesman LaBolt answers each and every time with a talking point against Romney, point blank refusing to answer any questions. Filibustering his segment with Anderson Cooper. At one point, Cooper said, "you're not answering any questions."

It didn't matter. Bluff and bluster is all the Obama camp has. They certainly don't want to run on their record.

Kudos to Cooper. Welcome to the honest media.

Hat Tip Newsbusters.

Yesterday I Heard the Rain - Tony Bennett and Alejandro Sanz - Tuesday Tunes

Here is another selection from the Duets II collection from Tony Bennett. Can you believe he is still singing at age 85? Pretty amazing. I hope you enjoy this one.
Yesterday I Heard the Rain (lyrics translated English and Spanish)

Yesterday I heard the rain
whispering your name
Asking where you’d gone
It fell softly from the clouds
on the silent crowds
As I wandered on

Out of doorways
dark umbrellas came to pursue me
Faceless people as they passed
were looking through me
No one knew me

Esta tarde vi llover (this afternoon I saw the rain)
Vi gente correr (I saw people running)
Y no estabas tu. (and you weren't there)

El otoño vi llegar (I saw the autumn come)
Almaro y cantar (-?- and singing)
Y no estabas tu. (and you weren't there)
Yo no sé cuánto me quieres (I don't know how much you want me)
Si tú me extrañas o me engañas (If you miss me or deceive me)
Pero yo solo sé que el niño ver (but I only know what the child sees)
Vi gente correr (I saw people running)
Y no estabas tú. (and you weren't there)

Yesterday I saw a city
Full of shadows, without pity
And I heard the steady rain whispering your name
Whispering your name.

Y no estabas tu. (and you weren't there)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Saudi father auctions son to highest bidder

"An unbelievable leaked video of an auction for a suicide bomber against Syria! This takes place in a hotel conference room in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The atmosphere is festive, and the audience has children in it. But the merchandise auctioned is human flesh and blood! The video shows the father, abu-salah, attending the auction and offering his son Khaled as sacrifice.The father receives 1.5 million Riyals ($400,000) as future compensation for his son's demise in Syria. At one point in the video, the father is elated at the high bids. What kind of father sells his son? What kind of person pays to have a stranger blow himself up? These are questions that Saudi Arabia, Gulf Arab states, Obama, Hillary Clinton and Europeans must answer because of their support of these terrorists in Syria. "

This man wants to sell another son into martyrdom like the dead older brothers. Will the sickness never end?


Hat Tip BNI.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Family Guy FAIL! College kids unconvinced that Tea Party are anarchists

My son sat watching a streamed episode of the show Family Guy a couple of days ago. He shot some questions at me as I straightened up the kitchen.

"Do you still belong to the Tea Party?"

Yes.

"Have there been rallies lately?"

No.

"Well then I don't understand why the Family Guy is doing a show about the Tea Party."

This is an election year, I told him. The left is trying to hold onto what little power it has left. Saying that the Tea Party wants NO government is a falsehood; a type of Straw Man argument. Misrepresent your opponent as having a ridiculous point of view, then destroy it.

I explained that the Tea Party has always been about Constitutional government.

My son said the show claimed that the liberals represented "good government" and the Tea Party wanted no government. He knew that was wrong before he even asked me. Ha!

Headline: Desperate Leftists Offend The Few Constituencies They Have Left

Remember, lefty fools. College kids do not live in a vacuum. Insult their parents and you lose them and their blind loyalty forever. Well done!
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Sheik Omar on human rights

This pious man is completely correct in his summary of normative islam. The relationship between islam and the west is either capitulation to islam and sharia law or war. This is an excellent video to show to people who try to tell you that islam is misunderstood and a peaceful faith. The jihadi principles laid out here are not taken out of context in any way. Hat tip BNI.

Edit: Since You Tube has removed the video, here is some text from Bare Naked Islam regarding the content.

Inasmuch as the propagation of Islam was to be the aim of all Moslems, perpetual warfare against the unbelievers, in order to convert them, or subject them to the payment of tribute, came to be held by Muslim scholars as the most sacred duty of the believer. This right to wage war is the only principle of international law which is taught by Mohammedan jurists; …with the Arabs the term harb expresses not only an unbeliever but also an enemy; and jihadi means the believer-militant. From the Muslim point of view, the whole world is divided into two parts—”the House of Islam,” and “the House of War.” 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You Tube yanked my videos

I posted two videos from my cell phone this past weekend. Remember the 50-caliber and flame thrower videos? They are now listed on You Tube as "currently unavailable".

I read through You Tube policies and I don't see any violations. Any ideas?

http://mainfo.blogspot.com/2012/05/machine-gun-exploded-on-my-missouri.html

Monday, May 14, 2012

Biologist's Mother's Day song - Tuesday Tunes

Hat Tip Hillbuzz. I got a special card and gift from my daughter this year. I love thoughtful gifts. The inside says, see? You didn't think I listened. Untitled

And here she and I are on our trip to Mammoth, and on her graduation day. What a sentimental girl. She knows how to make a mother happy. Photobucket

Machine Gun exploded on my Missouri trip - video

I visited relatives this weekend in Missouri, and we happened by a gathering of gun enthusiasts.  I had a good perch on top of somebody's pickup truck when the 50-caliber machine gun misfired. I don't believe there were any injuries. The explosion is at the end of this first video.



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lotus Land - Tuesday Tunes

When I was a little girl, I would request Lotus Land from my dad. Sometimes he would say yes. I think this was one of the hardest pieces he played, and he played it well.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

85 ways to avoid running afoul of the FBI


I found this on Fox News:

"The lesson here is that if you visit an airport, stay in a hotel, drink coffee at an Internet café, play paintball or in some other way interact with one of the presumed legion of Halloween G-men in the American public, a full-fledged FBI investigation is only one phone call away. In light of this fresh peril necessitated by the threat of totalitarian ideologues, TakePart presents 85 behaviors to avoid if you want to stay off the FBI’s lists of terror suspects:
1) Do Not: Use Google Maps to find your way around a strange city.
2) Do Not: Use Google Maps to view photos of sports stadiums.
3) Do Not: Install online privacy protection software on your personal computer.
4) Do Not: Attempt to shield your computer screen from the view of others.
5) Do Not: Shave your beard, dye your hair or alter your mode of dress.
6) Do Not: Sweat.
7) Do Not: Avoid eye contact.
8) Do Not: Use a cell-phone camera in an airport, train station or shopping mall.
9) Do Not: Seek to work alone or without supervision.
10) Do Not: Appear to be out of place.
11) Do Not: Have bright colored stains on your clothing.
12) Do Not: Be missing any fingers.
13) Do Not: Emit strange odors.
14) Do Not: Travel an “illogical distance” to do your shopping.
15) Do Not: Have someone pick you up from a beauty supply store.
33) Do Not: Act impatient.
16) Do Not: Be nervous.
17) Do Not: Be a new customer from out of town.
18) Do Not: Use a credit card in someone else’s name.
19) Do Not: Chant environmental slogans near construction sites.
20) Do Not: Enter a construction site after work hours.
21) Do Not: Rent watercraft for an extended period.
22) Do Not: Make comments involving radical theology.
23) Do Not: Make vague or cryptic warnings.
24) Do Not: Express anti-U.S. sentiments.
25) Do Not: Purchase a quantity of prepaid or disposable cell phones.
26) Do Not: Leave store without preprogramming disposable phones.
27) Do Not: Be overly interested in satellite phones and voice privacy.
28) Do Not: Ask questions about swapping SIM cards in cell phones.
29) Do Not: Ask questions about how phone location can be tracked.
30) Do Not: Rewire cell phone’s ringer or backlight.
31) Do Not: Express out-of-place and provocative religious or political sentiments.
32) Do Not: Purchase a police scanner, infrared device or 2-way radio.
33) Do Not: Act impatient.
34) Do Not: Drive a vehicle that appears to be overloaded.
35) Do Not: Depart quickly when seen or approached.
36) Do Not: Be a person “acting suspiciously.”
37) Do Not: Make illegible notes on a map.
38) Do Not: Take photos of the Statue of Liberty or other “symbolic targets.”
39) Do Not: Overdress for the weather.
40) Do Not: Ask questions in a hobby shop about remote controlled aircraft.
41) Do Not: Demonstrate interest that does not seem genuine.
42) Do Not: Request specific room assignments or locations at a hotel or motel.
43) Do Not: Arrive at a lodging with unusual amounts of luggage.
52) Do Not: Make notes that are illegible to passersby.
44) Do Not: Refuse cleaning service.
45) Do Not: Avoid the lobby of a hotel or motel.
46) Do Not: Remain in your hotel or motel room.
47) Do Not: Leave your hotel for several days, then return.
48) Do Not: Leave behind clothing and toiletry items.
49) Do Not: Park your vehicle in an isolated area.
50) Do Not: Be observed switching a cell phone SIM card.
51) Do Not: Be observed using multiple cell phones.
52) Do Not: Make notes that are illegible to passersby.
53) Do Not: Communicate through a PC game.
54) Do Not: Download “extreme/radical” content.
55) Do Not: Exhibit preoccupation with press coverage of terrorist attacks.
56) Do Not: Wear a backpack when the weather is warm.
57) Do Not: Speak to mall maintenance personnel or security guards.
58) Do Not: Make racist comments.
59) Do Not: Mumble to yourself.
60) Do Not: Pass along any anonymous threats you may receive.
61) Do Not: Discreetly take a photo in a mass transit site.
62) Do Not: Arrive with a group of people and split off from them.
63) Do Not: Demand “identity privacy.”
64) Do Not: Appear to endorse the use of violence in support of a cause.
65) Do Not: Make bulk purchases of meals ready to eat.
66) Do Not: Arrive in America from a land where militant Islamic groups operate.
67) Do Not: Take a long absence for religious education or charity work.
68) Do Not: Travel to countries where militant Islam rules.
69) Do Not: Study technical subjects that would aid a terror operation.
70) Do Not: Work in a field that “serves as a cover for preparing for an operation.”
71) Do Not: Exhibit ire at global policies of the U.S.
72) Do Not: Balk at providing “complete personal information.”
73) Do Not: Provide multiple names on rental car paperwork.
74) Do Not: Receive an unusual number of package deliveries.
75) Do Not: Replace rental property locks without permission.
76) Do Not: Modify your property to conceal storage areas.
77) Do Not: Fail to pay rent for a storage unit in a timely manner.
78) Do Not: Inquire about security systems at your storage facility.
79) Do Not: Place unusual items in storage units or dumpsters.
80) Do Not: Avoid contact with rental facility personnel.
81) Do Not: Access storage facilities an unusual number of times.
82) Do Not: Request deliveries of items directly to a storage unit.
83) Do Not: Be part of a group requesting identical tattoos.
84) Do Not: Request tattoos that could conceal extremist symbols.
85) Do Not: Fly while appearing to be Muslim on September 11 of any year.

The FBI flyers include a disclaimer following the list of terrorist behaviors, right above the Anti-Terrorism Tip Line number.
NOTE: It is important to remember that just because someone’s speech, actions, beliefs, appearance, or way of life is different; it does not mean that he or she is suspicious.
For emphasis, the FBI sets off this note encouraging tolerance in italics, the typographical equivalent of a wink."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

NSA Spy Center slated for completion Sept 2013

Welcome to the Totalitarian States of America.  "Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency. A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy." Hat Tip brasschecktv via wired.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kate Upton "cat daddy" dance banned from You Tube - video

Apparently You Tube banned this video, but reinstated it with a restriction for no viewing under age 18.

All of you underage readers, close your browsers RIGHT NOW. I MEAN IT!

The rest of you, feel free to click.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

American children hiding from killer jihadists - no joke

"If someone comes in our house and kicks in our door, and you hear a bunch of noise, I want you to hide. And if you hear me screaming - if you hear me screaming and crying, stay hiding because I'm much more worried about you than I am about myself." -instructions American mother gave to her children recently.

Speak Low - Tuesday Tunes

Here is another song I heard for the first time at my dad's house. Tony Bennett and Norah Jones sing it in Duets II. This version is nice as well.