“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You don't tug on Superman's cape...

Everybody remembers Jim Croce's immortal words of wisdom.......

You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger.....

And under no circumstances do you Taser a cop with her own Taser....

GREENSBURG, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania university student will serve five to 23 months in jail for grabbing a police officer's Taser gun and shooting her with it while she was trying to arrest him.

What an idiot! I'll bet he got roughed up pretty good in the squad car on the way to the station....deservedly so, in my opinion. I don't care how innocent you think you are, you don't fight with a cop.

Even the media's starting to ridicule the stimulus bill

Regular reader BBC sent me this cartoon and I thought it was appropriate to post this week. With the news that almost every penny that has been released so far from the idiotic stimulus bill, was wisely saved by American families rather than spent as Obama directed us to do, shows what a complete and total, rank amateur we have in the White House and this cartoon symbolizes precisely what his plans are worth.....

Shovel-ready.....heh, heh.

The "transparency" of the Obama administration

Remember when Obama promised that his administration would be the most transparent in history....well, not so much as it turns out....

A top Republican senator has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming.

The 98-page report, co-authored by EPA analyst Alan Carlin, pushed back on the prospect of regulating gases like carbon dioxide as a way to reduce global warming. Carlin's report argued that the information the EPA was using was out of date, and that even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased, global temperatures have declined.

"He came out with the truth. They don't want the truth at the EPA," Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla, a global warming skeptic, told FOX News, saying he's ordered an investigation. "We're going to expose it."

There might be something illegal about intentionally subverting a government report for no reasons other than it conflicted with your legislative agenda and casted doubt on your depraved, global-warming ideology. Sen. Inhofe has a steep uphill to climb, especially because the media will help Obama and his EPA hide the facts. Don't be surprised if the media starts snooping in Inhofe's personal life to find dirt with which they'll force him to stop his probe of their personal lord and savior, The Obamessiah.

With dissent growing by the hour, Obama and the democrats have to ram through idiotic, global-warming legislation that will cripple American industry for decades, drive thousands of jobs overseas, and result in thousands of job losses here at home in addition.

Dissenting opinion, no matter how scientifically sound, will not be tolerated by this administration. Government employees will march in lock-step, like sycophantic Nazis with Obama or they will be attacked by the slavish media, fired without cause, or otherwise intimidated into parroting the approved ideology as dictated by Obama.

Where's the transparency, Obama?

Monday, June 29, 2009

The probing hand of Obama reaches into our homes

Not satisfied with ruining America's energy economy with cap-n-trade, bank and private company bailouts, and a totally flawed census, now Obama wants to control what kind of light bulbs we use in our homes too....

The president says that 7 percent of all energy consumed in America goes to light people's homes and businesses, and that if the newer, more restrictive energy efficiency standards truly take hold, there could a savings of $4 billion a year by 2022.

That the government would dare come into our homes and dictate that we use stupid, infernally dim, compact fluorescent bulbs demonstrates that there is no part of the private lives of Americans into which he won't intrude using the heavy hand of the federal police state.

After driving home in our tiny, but fuel efficient death traps forced on us by Government Motors, we'll stumble around in the cold, sterile dimness of CFD's, looking for candles to increase the light and warmth in our homes, after which we'll sit shivering, huddled under blankets for warmth in front of our government-approved 13inch, low-wattage TV's, watching the one approved station...OBN(Obama Broadcasting Network) as we stare blankly at yet another glycerin speech by The Obamessiah telling us how wonderfully equal we all are because of him.

God help us!!!

Go out right now and stock up on incandescent bulbs for the coming ban. You're either an independent, patriotic American or a brain-dead, Obama stooge, you can't be both.

The Michael Jackson show is just beginning

You'll be shocked, shocked I say, to learn that Michael Jackson might not be the father of these three very white kids....

Who didn't know this was the case? Today, Debbie Rowe, the mother to MJ's two oldest kids, Prince and Paris, announced that MJ was not their father. I don't care what kind of skin condition MJ suffered from, his DNA is still that of a black dude and his kids should show some evidence of it. I wonder if whoever the real father is will come forward, take a paternity test, and then demand money from what's left of the estate to go away. This whole thing with the kids is going to get ugly in my opinion. Because even if Michael is broke, he still owns the rights to the entire Beatles discography and other things that are very valuable and worth fighting over.

What a circus we're about to be treated to.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Now that's leadership!

Well, this sums it up nicely......

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday. When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, "Hey, people deserve to know what's in this pile of s--t."

Boehner has been great in fighting the Cap-n-Trade disaster. He deserves all the support we can give him. And one way is to rid the House of those 8 traitorous republicans who voted for the bill. Boehner doesn't need sniveling rats like that in his own backyard.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

It's come to this!

As they prepared to vote into law the largest tax-hike in American history, members of the House led by who else....Jesse Jackson Junior, demanded and received a moment of silence for Michael Jackson. Here's the eye-rolling quote from JJJ.....

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The House of Representatives held a moment of silence Friday morning to mark the passing of legendary singer Michael Jackson.

"His heart couldn't get any bigger, and yesterday, it arrested," said Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. "I come to the floor today on behalf of a generation to thank God for letting all of us live in his generation and in his era."

What an idiot!!! I guess Junior is just like his camera-hog dad, whenever a black celebrity is in the news, for whatever reason, he's got to be front and center to foster some more street cred with the black voters. Like the nation doesn't have enough going on already.

Do your jobs you preening morons and mourn the weirdo on your own time!

Time for paybacks!!!

From Michelle Malkin, these are the 8 despicable, traitorous republicans who voted FOR the heinous Cap-and-Trade bill that passed the House Friday by 7 votes....

For those of you who are represented by these villainous, treacherous rats, work hard to elect somebody, anybody in place of them. Send a message to other craven politicians that if they go against the will of the people they represent, it'll cost them their cush jobs.

Likewise, if you are a conservative who is represented by one of the 44 democrats who voted against the bill, call their office and tell them you are proud of them for standing up to the idiotic, cap-and-trade money-grab of Obama and Pelosi.

Friday, June 26, 2009

NO.....to Cap-and-Trade

There's no such thing as global warming! How many times do I have to say it? The Earth has been cooling for the last 8-9 years and former global-warming advocates in the science community are abandoning their positions in droves to say that it's entirely inconclusive that human activity has any, ANY effect at all on the temperature of the Earth.

Yet Obama and the democrats in the house are determined to ram through this disastrous cap-and-trade legislation while we are all preoccupied with our tears over Michael Jackons' untimely demise. This bill would drive jobs by the tens of thousands overseas where they're smart enough not to hobble their industries with idiotic schemes based on a lie that Al Gore pulled entirely out of his you know what. Moreover, the energy costs to the American family will skyrocket by thousands each year to pay for it all.

If you're an astute reader as all TRR readers are, by now you should be asking yourself, "Where does all that money go"?. Answer" directly to the government. This ridiculous bill would essentially equal the single largest tax on families in US history.

Run, don't walk to the nearest phone, call your representative in DC, and tell him/her to vote NO today on cap-and-trade, and if they vote yes, you'll work tirelessly to defeat them in the next election. Because after all, politicians care about nothing but getting re-elected.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

V the K captures the media obsession with Obama in a simple picture and a caption

I saw this picture and caption over at CaptionThis, and couldn't resist posting it here. V the K has some funny stuff over there. It should be one of your daily stops.

Rex does his impression of Brian Williams interviewing Barack Obama.

That's gold Jerry, gold!

Romney, Romney, he's our man.....if he can't do it....

SC Governor Mark Sanford was the odds-on favorite to challenge The Obamessiah is 2012. Now that he stepped on his own you-know-what, the race seems to be wide open, but is it? Let's take a quick look at the contenders....

LA Governor Bobby Jindal - He's a terrific conservative and has significantly cleaned up the most corrupt state in the union but, he's young and in his first term. Most think he's biding his time until 2016.

AK Governor Sarah Palin - She might be the best conservative in the bunch but let's face it, she's the punchline to too many jokes and if she can't be taken seriously, what real chance does she have with the media hysterically against her?

Gen. David Patraeus - Americans love generals as politicians. Patraeus saw the surge through to success and stood his ground against an extremely hostile congress and media. A great guy but, we don't really know his politics so he's sort of a long shot for now.

Former AR Governor Mike Huckabee - I think Mike took his best shot in '08. I like him personally and politically but, he comes from too close to the religious right to have broad appeal in a general election. And I'll bet his wife prefers the easy life of a talk-show host's wife to the rigors of a presidential campaign.

MN Governor Tim Pawlenty - Pawlenty gets a lot of checks on the conservative checklist but, his state elected idiot Al Franken to the senate, and Pawlenty seemed to exert no influence or control over the process of recounting, even in a non-partisan way.

GOP whip in congress from VA Eric Cantor - He's definitely an up-and-comer in the GOP. Young, good looking, and smart. He needs some seasoning before shooting for the stars. He might think that if a community agitator from the corrupt city of Chicago can win, why can't I? Answer: because the feckless media and 63.7million moron voters won't hand deliver you to the White House. You'll have to earn it.

Which leaves us with former Governor and economic whiz Mitt Romney - Romney's conservative credentials are unquestionable and he almost beat McCain for the nomination in '08. Who cares if he's a Mormon. You religious-right fanatics need to get over yourselves. If the economy is still floundering under The One's disastrous policies, then Romney will be the money guru to save the day. Unless somebody comes out of the woodwork, kind of like the way Obama did, for the GOP, then I predict Romney might be the guy for us in 2012.

John "the gigolo" Kerry weighs in on the Sanford situation

Loathsome stiff John Kerry, decided to grab some camera time and take a completely unnecessary poke at Sarah Palin when he was asked about the Mark Sanford news....

“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn't’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’

The Democratic-centric crowd laughed

Only a moron of John Kerry's caliber would feel the need to explain the punchline to his own, not-funny joke. And why continue to pile on Sarah Palin? This "comedy" from a guy who's spent his entire phony career as a gigolo to rich widows and living off the earnings of men far better than himself. What a reprehensible piece of crap John Kerry is!!!

Here's Lurch, imagining he's the President as he leers at the boobs of an unsuspecting co-ed, 1/3 his age.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Barney Frank initiates the impending condo crisis

The near collapse of the US economy a year ago was prompted by the housing bubble bursting. The mortgage crisis came as a direct result of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd intimidating mortgage companies to issue loans to minorities who they knew couldn't afford to pay them. Boy, does history have a way of repeating itself.....

(Reuters) - Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to relax recently tightened standards for mortgages on new condominiums, saying they could threaten the viability of some developments and slow the housing-market recovery, the Wall Street Journal said.

In a letter to the CEO's of both companies, Representatives Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Anthony Weiner warned that a 70 percent sales threshold "may be too onerous" and could lead condo buyers to shun new developments, according to the paper.

If you check, you'll find that the current CEO's of Fannie and Freddie have donated, or promised to donate, thousands to the respective campaigns of Frank and Weiner(no giggling). That's why Frank interfered with regulators 3-5 years ago, who warned about the collapse of the US mortgage industry....his friends were on the boards of Fannie and Freddie, they were raking in millions, and promising to donate a lot of it to Frank and Dodd's PAC's. In return Frank and Dodd protected the scam Fannie and Freddie were running in order to enrich themselves and their friends. Everybody walked away with millions in their pockets, everybody except the honest, American taxpayer who is on the hook for their unethical shenanigans.

Here's Barney Frank, "recruiting" an intern.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Toronto doesn't have any black guys, so they create one in Photoshop

Here's how idiotic the diversity crowd has become in Toronto.....if they cannot find a suitable mixed-race family to use in a phony, diversity promotional commercial, they just make one up....

The smiling, ethnically diverse family featured on the cover of Toronto's latest edition of its summer Fun Guide was digitally altered to make the photo more "inclusive," which city officials say is in keeping with a policy to reflect diversity.

A spokesman for the department that publishes the guide listing recreation activities confirmed the publication was doctored to insert the face of a different father.

"He superimposed the African-Canadian person onto the family cluster in the original photo. It was two photographs and one head was superimposed over the original family photo," said John Gosgnach, communications director for the social development division.

"The goal was to depict the diversity of Toronto and its residents."

Is ethnic mixing so rare in Canada that they have to photoshop blacks and white together? Here's the before and after images.....

That's got to be one of the worst photoshopping jobs I've ever seen. And look at the black dude, he looks like he's leering down that woman's shirt....and happy about what he sees. Wonder how the real dad feels being shopped out of his family's picture?

Finally, are black citizens in Canada really called African-Canadians? I thought all blacks the world over, other than in Africa, were called African-Americans....who knew? I mean who ever heard of an African-Japanese, African-Slovakian, or an African-Brit? Or perhaps the US is the only country stupid and politically correct enough to tolerate hyphenated, nationality designations.

The Voice Of Reason

Posted by Reid
Somewhere I was fortunate to find this small voice crying out in the wilderness. He is one man, but sounds like someone with experience that may be able to be trusted. Regardless, he makes some very interesting accusations about the current administration. FYI below:
Monday was a profound evening, hearing Dr. Charles Krauthammer speak to the Center for the American Experiment. He is a brilliant intellectual, seasoned & articulate. He is forthright & careful in his analysis, & never resorts to emotions or personal insults. He is NOT a fear monger nor an extremist in his comments & views. He is a fiscal conservative and has a Pulitzer prize for writing. He is a frequent contributor to Fox News & writes weekly for the Washington Post. The entire room was held spellbound during his talk. I have shared this w/ many of you & several have asked me to summarize his comments, as we are living in uncharted waters economically & internationally. Even 2 Dems at my table agreed w/ everything he said! If you feel like forwarding this to those who are open minded & have not ‘drunk the Kool-Aid’, feel free.Here is his resume from Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_KrauthammerA summary of his comments:1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a ‘cool customer’ who doesn't show his emotions. It's very hard to know what's ‘behind the mask’. Taking down the Clinton dynasty from a political neophyte was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time.2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan & Clinton. He has a way of making you think he's on your side, agreeing w/ your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attn. to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, incl. dismantling capitalism. He can’t be straight forward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, & wants to ‘level the playing field’ w/ income redistribution & punishment of the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada.4. His 3 main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, & NAT’L HEALTHCARE by the Fed. govt. He doesn't care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap & trade will add costs to everything &stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is healthcare program, because if you make it FREE &add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go thru the roof. The only way to control costs is w/ massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada. God forbid.5. He’s surrounded himself w/ mostly far-left academic types. No 1 around him has ever run even a candy store. But they’re going to try & run the auto, financial, banking &other industries. This obviously can’t work in the long run. Obama’s not a socialist; rather a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch what he does, not what he says.6. Obama doesn’t really see himself as President of the USA, more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate &coordinate various countries & their agendas. He sees moral equivalency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany & England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors. This is the 1st President ever who has chastised our allies & appeased our enemies!7. He’s now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (& pain) will not ‘come due’ until after he’s reelected in 2012. He’d like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, & hopefully his successor in the future. He has a huge ego, & Mr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcissist.8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge strong. We’re ‘pining’ for another Reagan, but there’ll never be another like him. He believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in Feb.) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere & intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts & info if she’s to be a serious candidate in the future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller govt., personal responsibility, strong nat’l defense, & states’ rights.9. The current level of spending is irresponsible &outrageous. We’re spending trillions that we don’t have. This could lead to hyper inflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity. The media is giving Obama, Reid & Pelosi a pass because they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due & people will realize the huge bailouts didn’t work, nor will the stimulus pkg. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama’s allies, unions & the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for #4 above.10. The election was over in mid-Sept. when Lehman brothers failed. Fear &panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, &the war was grinding on indefinitely w/o a clear outcome. The people are in pain, & the mantra of ‘change’ caused people to act emotionally. Any Dim would have won this election; it was surprising is was as close as it was.11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be swept back into power. If it's under 8%, the Dims continue to roll. If it's between 8-10%, it’ll be a dogfight. It’ll all be about the economy.I hope this gets you really thinking about what's happening in Washington & Congress. There’s a left-wing revolution going on, according to Krauthammer & he encourages us to keep the faith & join the loyal resistance. The work will be hard, but we’re right on most issues & can reclaim our country, before it's far too late.

Obama gives union thugs an office in the White House

It's no secret that Obama is beholden to the UAW unions whose donations helped greatly to get him elected. It's why he essentially handed GM and Chrysler over to them on a silver platter(against federal bankruptcy law). Today, he'll finish cementing his cozy relationship with union thugs....

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is creating a White House council to handle issues that affect American communities and workers tied to the automotive industry.

The White House says Obama will sign an executive order Tuesday to establish the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. The council will be chaired by the president's economic adviser, Larry Summers, and his labor secretary, Hilda Solis.

Democrats are beholden to unions the way plants are beholden to water, and Obama will take no action that harms union support. That's what this silly council is designed to do....convince union thug bosses that he's keeping their interests above the best interests of the car companies, and it's share-holders, that the union members work for. He wants the union bosses to know that they have direct access to his office.

There are so many things wrong and illegal about this whole car-company bankruptcy deal, that I can't even go into it all. You all know what's going on. The fix is in and productive Americans like us, and our kids and grand kids, are on the hook for it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The salty tear of karma is bitter tasting indeed

Sometimes, paybacks are a pure pleasure to watch, but the icing on the cake comes when the person being paid back is the degenerate reprobate, Perez Hilton....

From my good friend Pat over at BelchSpeak

Police have charged the tour manager of the Black Eyed Peas with assault after he gave celebrity blogger Perez Hilton a black eye outside a Toronto nightclub.

Hilton said he got into an argument with band members Fergie and will.i.am at the Cobra nightclub early Monday morning and was punched outside by Polo Molina, the band’s tour manager. They were at the club following a Sunday night video awards show.

Hilton, who is openly gay, said in interview with The Associated Press that he called will.i.am a “faggot,” a gay slur, inside the club after the musician told the blogger not to write about his band on his Web site.

What perfect symmetry there is in the universe when an asshole like Perez Hilton, who figuratively beat-up Carrie Prejean for stating an anti-gay opinion in response to a question he asked, gets literally beat-up himself for calling somebody "faggot".

You can't close the karmic circle any tighter than that.

Look at that tear. I know girl-scouts who're tougher than that. I'm glad he got his butt kicked. Maybe now he'll learn to treat people a little better...but somehow I doubt he will.

Kids, never use gas to ignite fires

I always take some heat(pardon the pun) from readers when ever I poke a little fun at people who manage to kill or severely maim themselves in completely avoidable ways. Usually the family and friends of the person are the ones to write in and excoriate me for being a horrible person. While it may be true that I'm a horrible person, it doesn't change the fact that it's entirely worthwhile to blog about people hurting or killing themselves in stupid ways, as a cautionary tale, if not for the morbid humor of it. That said, here's another TRR public service post.

Today's topic: Fire and Gasoline Don't Go Together,

ABINGTON - As a 31-year-old Whitman native fights for his life in a Boston hospital following a backyard fire caused by gasoline, officials are urging the public not to use flammable materials around outdoor fires.

“Any flammable liquid, especially gasoline, cannot be used near any open flame,” Abington Fire Capt. John Nuttall said Sunday.

William Brooks of Lewiston, Maine, was listed in critical condition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Monday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Brooks suffered second- and third-degree burns over an estimated 75 to 80 percent of his body after pouring gasoline on a backyard fire pit in Abington Saturday night, causing an explosion.
Brooks was on fire for at least 30 seconds after the explosion.

Dude burned for 30 seconds! Wow! One could almost have cooked a marsh mellow if one was prepared. Who doesn't know not, not to pour gas on a fire? Had Mr. Brooks never heard the metaphoric cliche', "That's like pouring gas on the fire."? Even though Mr. Brooks was that stupid, his even stupider friends stood there while he did it and said nothing. How about a, "Dude, maybe you should rethink that."?

I'm sure I'll hear from Mr. Brooks's family and friends who'll threaten me and tell me what a great person he was/is. He might be a great person but, he's a great, stupid person.

Iran burns while Obama yucks it up with a 40 year old adolescent

Is it just me, or is the Obama administration startlingly casual about the possible Iranian revolution and the Nork situation?

40-something year old punk Tony Hawk actually skateboarded in the White House over the weekend. Is this the appropriately serious attitude the administration should have in light of what's happening around the world? Iranian students were dying for a shot at freedom at the exact time jack-ass Tony Hawk was treating the White House like a skate park. While North Korea threatened Hawaii with missiles and the US with all-out war, the media got the vapors over what kind of ice-cream the Obama's fed their stupid dog.

Is this administration serious about anything but nationalizing every major industry in America and irreversibly expanding the welfare state....I mean besides making sure all the cool people in the world continue to adore The One?

Good grief! where are all the grown-ups?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!

I'd like to wish happy father's day to my good friends Reid and David who take time out from their schedules to contribute to this blog. They both have families for whom they provide and each deserves the appreciation he undoubtedly received today.

If you are a father and provider, get off the frickin' computer already and go spend some time with your family.....but thanks anyway, for stopping by TRR.

There's a lot happening in the world and we'll be there to analyze it for you this week so keep checking in for the latest in political and cultural discussion.

HFD!!!, Ed

Saturday, June 20, 2009

An apology without reparations won't satisfy Jesse and Al

Every now and then, a governing body passes a resolution apologizing to some group for some mistreatment that happened hundreds of years ago, and for which no living person is guilty. This time it's the US Senate indulging in stupid, rhetorical political correctness....

WASHINGTON - The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation in the U.S. and sent the measure to the House.

Democrat Tom Harkin first introduced the measure years ago but wanted it passed Thursday on the eve of Juneteenth, June 19, a day of celebration commemorating the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the release of African Americans from slavery. He said the House is to take it up soon and that a formal celebration will be held next month.

If a mugger conks you over the head with a rubber mallet and steals your purse, would it make you feel any better for me to apologize to you for it? Probably not.
How about if you were forced into a pointless, miserable marriage to a shrew like Babs Boxer who makes you call her senator in bed, and you finally get out of it, would it make you feel any better if a total stranger who had nothing to do with you marrying her, told you he was profoundly sorry for you being treated like a house pet all these years? Probably not.
In fact, you would ask yourself, why is this person apologizing for something he didn't do and with which he had absolutely no involvement?

I'd like to hear from some blacks who actually feel better having the senate apologize for slavery, when not one person in the senate owned slaves or had any hand in the slave trade. I'd especially like to know how many of them feel better knowing that reparations are off the table according to this resolution. Probably not many, because reparations is what it's about, not the apology.

It's time to end DADT

As a retired Air Force sergeant, and conservative, this is probably a position that is in conflict with most of my peers in both groups but, it is time to end the absurd Clinton policy of Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell. Gays are every bit as capable of serving their country as anybody else and it seems that a former chair of the Joint Chiefs agrees....

In a column for the Washington Post, retired General John Shalikasvili explains why an end to DADT is not just inevitable and desirable, but ultimately a wash at worst.

DADT has been around since 1993, 18 years, and it has proven that as long as a soldier's sexuality isn't worn on his/her sleeve, and they perform their duties according to orders, gay men and women can serve admirably in the military along side straight soldiers. That leaves the question of, what then is the military's argument against gays serving? What it boils down to is the perception that straight soldiers are threatened somehow by being around gays but, since when in America do we discriminate against one minority group because the majority has an irrationally fearful perception of them?

Moreover, in the current war on terrorists, who are 99% Arabic speakers, it is vitally important to have plenty of Arabic-speaking civilians working for the military as translators....something of which we are disturbingly short. Over the last few years, the military has dismissed a large number of Arabic-speaking civilian employees for being gay. To me, this is not only a violation of civil rights but, a startlingly reckless position in terms of national security.

DADT is a ridiculous and archaic social experiment from the most ridiculous administration in my lifetime....I mean up until the current one....and it should be ended. No soldier should be displaying his/her personal lives and habits when in uniform. There are already rules that cover the punishment for that. We don't need to be excluding perfectly fit soldiers because we don't happen to agree with what they do on their own time.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Obama hires another tax cheat

It's getting to the point that there are no tax-cheats left in DC for the IRS to prosecute because Obama has hired them all.....

President Obama’s choice as chief of protocol for the State Department, a position that carries the status of an ambassadorship, did not file tax returns for 2005 and 2006, errors she corrected last November.

The nominee, Capricia Penavic Marshall, has placed blame for the problem on the Postal Service and on miscommunication between her husband and their accountant.

She is, with a straight face, blaming the Post Office for losing her tax returns, not one but, two years in a row. I know all government bureaucracies are collosally wasteful and incompetent, and the Postal Service is no exception but, even the USPS can't lose tax forms for the same person two years in a row.

If I had failed to pay my taxes two years in a row, you'd see me wearing an orange jump suit, picking up trash on the interstate with one of those grabby tools so I don't have to bend over.

If you're a democrat, it sure pays, in two different ways, to cheat on your taxes. You don't get punished as long as you pay them, and you get a cush job offer by the community organizer in chief.

Now for greatest actress of our time....

Originally Posted by Reid

NOTICE: I've had a request in the comments thread for this post, that we discuss the best actresses, so I've moved the post back to the top of the page. Have at it, as always, in the comments thread.

While enduring a rain delay in baseball this weekend, the conversation/discussion started about the greatest actor of our time. Comments immediately went to Jack Nicholson and Sean Connery, but soon moved to many others. I am putting this topic out for the RR audience. By the way Ed, I apologize for taking us from the serious to the sublime.To stir it up, I am taking John Travolta! Kind of a big leap but here I go...

50 feature films for his career to date. He keeps reinventing himself and remains a matinee icon. Many varied and different roles selected and all have been done well. I will digress. The film career started with Carrie, as he played the antagonist love interest of Carrie. He moved on to Grease. Bad movie, although we all saw it, he did an okay job with a bad script. The breakout role was Tony Manero in Sat. Night Fever. It put most everybody in a white dance suit learning stupid moves. He was a "cool"gang member. The always forgettable Urban Cowboy was next. (how many times did he say "Sissy" in the show?).

J.T. did manage to pull off country however. A few forgotten films (although Jamie Lee Curtis looked good in Perfect) and then resurrection time in Pulp Fiction. Great character and great hair. What a slug he portrayed and played it to the hilt!! Another villainous role in Broken Arrow, followed by 2 good roles for J.T. - Phenomenon and Michael. He was super as the angel!! His career the started going south and he picked it back up with a stellar performance as a southern redneck in The Generals Daughter. Good Cop Bad Cop in one!! He followed that with an intriguing role in Basic. He finishes a great run with Hairspray. His role of Edna Turnblat was hysterical. He obviously enjoyed it and it showed. Being female and fat was a huge challenge. I imagine the costume took a long time to get into daily. I understand that his new flick "Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is a role similar to his role in Pulp. We will see. He married well. Kelly Preston was a beautiful young woman. He also sandwiched in a career on Welcome Back Kotter. He remains the only viable alum from the show. The balance have all had mediocre to no careers.

From the 1970's til 2010 he has been on or near the top of the profession. A solid resume with many outstanding performances.

Is he the best, maybe - maybe not. You decide. Give me a comment or vote for some one else. Lets see what you think.

TRR boycott of ABC sponsors

For decades the main-stream media has pretended, unconvincingly, that they are unbiased and report the news in a fair and evenhanded manner. We've known for decades that they are liars....that they have become nothing but willing, obedient mouthpieces for liberalism and the democrat party. This week ABC has abandoned the facade of fairness entirely, and openly handed their news service over to the Obama administration to be used as a propaganda tool to indoctrinate Americans into the idea of collective health-care managed by underachieving government toadies like who work at the DMV.

Here at TRR, we'll have none of it. If you have a shred of faith left in the American, Constitutional principles of personal liberty, a small, unobtrusive government, and an aggressive, watchdog media that keeps a check on government, then consider boycotting these sponsors of ABC programming.

ABC is owned by Disney if you didn't know, so try and avoid their stupid, overpriced theme parks this summer too. Print this list out and check it before you head to the gro-sto or the mall this weekend. Also, contact ABC and Disney to tell them how you feel about a supposed news service getting in bed with the object of it's coverage.

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Ken Starr volunteers to be useful idiot of the Left

As Ken Starr investigated Bill and Hillary Clinton, he enjoyed the support of conservatives across America who defended him from criticism from democrats and the media.....and this is the thanks we get?

Kenneth Starr, the lawyer who chased after President Bill Clinton and his wife, said on Thursday that he supports President Barack Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

I guess simply living in California is enough to turn even the most hated conservative since Nixon into a moderate who just wants to be liked by his liberal peers. Make no mistake, democrats and especially the media will make plenty of hay off this one when the confirmation hearings start.

What an idiot! Thanks for nothing Ken.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Barbara Boxer sets femenism back decades

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) can't be this insecure......

This ridiculous broad is chiding a Brig. General in the U.S. military for using the standard term for addressing women. The general used "sir" when answering questions from male senators and none of them got their feelings hurt.

What an obnoxious, waste of clean air Barbara Boxer is!

At the end of the clip, instead of saying "Yes, senator", he should have said, "Hey Babs, if you'd shut your miserable, insecure pie-hole for like 5 seconds, you'd realize that all military personnel use the terms 'sir' and 'ma'am' when addressing people who're senior in rank to themselves.....you dumb broad!"

Just once before I die, I'd like hear a witness before a stupid senate committee hearing put one of these self-important politicians in their place.

Darwin strikes again

I just love stories like this.....

FAIRBANKS -- A 34-year-old Fairbanks man who enjoyed riding on the hoods of speeding vehicles was found dead along a rural road, an apparent casualty of an unsuccessful "car surfing" venture, Alaska State Troopers say.

A woman with Retynski told his family that she had "lost" him the previous night. The pair were headed in a truck toward the Retynski family cabin near the east end of Chena Hot Springs Road.

The woman looked for Retynski but was unable to find him so she headed to a nearby campground for the night and contacted Retynski's brother.

News of Retynski's death was not entirely unexpected.

"This is Roman," [his mother], Ruth Retynski said. "He was the daredevil of the family. I know when he was flying off the hood, he didn't think he would die, he was just thinking, 'This is going to hurt.' "

"When he was flying off the hood"!!! How hilarious is that? This family just lost a member yet, they are so casual about it. You have to assume there's some mental retardation or inbreeding at play here.

Who would have guessed this?

I'm shocked, shocked to hear that an X-games athlete got busted for drug possession...

WILTON, N.Y. — Former mountain biking world champion Melissa "Missy" Giove was in custody Thursday on federal drug charges after authorities said they seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a truck she was driving in upstate New York. From (Fox News).

Seriously, how much of a living can somebody make riding bikes around in the woods? There might by like 5 X-games athletes who have eeked out livings but, the rest of them do what they've always done, sit around getting high, munching on chips, and avoiding a job.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Light posting day

Sorry it's been a slow week for blogging. I am totally slammed at work and my hot-water heater died at home.....cold showers are not conducive to political reporting and poking fun of stupid people hurting themselves. I'll try to get back on track tomorrow if it slows down a little. Thanks for hanging in there and stopping by.
The Management

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hey Democrats.....where's the transparency and ethics?

When the media single-handedly installed Chicago's premier community agitator into the White House, we were promised absolute transparency and the most ethical Congress ever.....well, not so much on either count as it turns out....

(From AP) -As U.S. stock markets plummeted last September, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, sold more than $115,000 worth of stocks and mutual-fund shares and used much of the money to invest in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

The Illinois senator's 2008 financial disclosure statement shows he sold mutual-fund shares worth $42,696 on Sept. 19, the day after then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged congressional leaders in a closed meeting to craft legislation to help financially troubled banks

Look, sadly we have come to expect from career politicians, corruption, pandering, greed, self-enrichment....the list of human flaws among DC's politicians is as boundless as Obama's arrogance. What we also expect is that the media will at least pretend to try to ferret out this corruption and expose it. Before the "election" of The One, I would have thought even the liberal media couldn't resist a good-old fashioned, insider-trading scandal involving a Senate democrat, but I was wrong. The media have abandoned all pretense of journalistic integrity in favor of being the propaganda arm of the democrat party. They'll shrug and look the other way as Dick "the turban" Durbin explains away his pocketing thousands as the rest of us suffer.

Here's tricky Dick trying, and failing, to explain how he managed to clean up on the stock market when regular Americans' 401K's are in the crapper. It's too bad the media won't question him about it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

W.H.O. declares swine flu pandemic.....despite obvious absence of one

Last week the World Health Organization got bored apparently and decided to declare a level 5 pandemic for swine flu in the wake of literally tens of deaths. Now the news has gotten even worse, if that's imaginable......

June 15 (Bloomberg) -- A victim of swine flu died yesterday in Scotland, the first confirmed death from the virus outside the Americas, according to the World Health Organization.

In other WHO news, drunken soccer hooligans fight with each other during matches and Brits by the dozens kill selves after hearing news of Spice-Girls reunion. Do those qualify as pandemics of soccer hooligans fighting and justifiable suicides, respectively? What do you bet the WHO has dramatically lowered the definition for what qualifies as a pandemic, by rationalizing that it's been since '68 since the last one, so it must be that the bar is set too high. Dumb WHO bureaucrats never thought to consider that modern medicine might have eliminated or mitigated the threat of pandemic infections.

They're no different than dreadful public-education bureaucrats who don't have enough failing students to justify demands for more funding. Rather than accept that the system works, they change the definition of failure.

If you outlaw knives, only outlaws will have knives

This might be the stupidest thing I'll see all week. You might have already guessed that it's from the former great, Great Britain....

The first “anti-stab” knife is to go on sale in Britain, designed to work as normal in the kitchen but to be ineffective as a weapon.

The knife has a rounded edge instead of a point and will snag on clothing and skin to make it more difficult to stab someone.

Mr Cornock, 42, from Swindon, said that the knife will cut vegetables, but will make it almost impossible to stab someone to death and will reduce the risk of accidental injuries.

He said: “It can never be a totally safe knife, but the idea is you can’t inflict a fatal wound. Nobody could just grab one out of the kitchen drawer and kill someone.”

That's a load of crap. I could kill you nine different ways from Sunday with this knife. It's like the citizens of the UK are retarded toddlers who cannot be trusted with sharp objects. What's next, blunted nursery-school scissors? Crayons instead of ball-point pens?

The stab-less knife......gimme a break!

If Al Gore gets his way.....we'll all starve

Are you one of those cretins who's worried about global warming? Turns out, the big threat to the world's food supply is global cooling.....

This is from an article in the London Telegraph by Christopher Booker...

It is now more than 200 years since the great astronomer William Herschel observed a correlation between wheat prices and sunspots. When the latter were few in number, he noted, the climate turned colder and drier, crop yields fell and wheat prices rose. In the past two years, sunspot activity has dropped to its lowest point for a century. One of our biggest worries is that our politicians are so fixated on the idea that CO2 is causing global warming that most of them haven't noticed that the problem may be that the world is not warming but cooling, with all the implications that has for whether we get enough to eat.

It is appropriate that another contributory factor to the world's food shortage should be the millions of acres of farmland now being switched from food crops to biofuels, to stop the world warming, Last year even the experts of the European Commission admitted that, to meet the EU's biofuel targets, we will eventually need almost all the food-growing land in Europe.

The global-warming hoax has become inviolable dogma for craven politicians, smelly hippies, eco-religionists, and easily tricked school children. So complete is the charade that entire governments are pushing forward with ridiculous programs to pour their valuable food grain into the gas tanks of cars. Our government is dictating that car companies must, MUST manufacture high-mileage, low-emissions autos, that all but the stupidest and most gullible Americans will not buy.

Because the Earth is cooling and not warming, charlatans like Al Gore have adopted the phrase "climate change", so they can blame literally ANY weather phenomenon on CO2. I don't think people like him care if millions starve because of food shortages caused by the moronic bio-fuels mandates, because after all, humans are nothing more than parasites on the planet and the fewer of us there are, the better.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's Flag Day.....observe it!

history of flag day Pictures, Images and Photos

Today is Flag Day. For those who didn't know that, here's a brief history.....

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.[1]

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

If you have a flag and a place to display it, be sure to get it out today.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Digital TV switch today still confuses some morons.....but then, what doesn't?

For how many years have we known about the switch to all digital TV signals? The switch date used to be Feb17 of this year until it was revealed that millions of idiots had not figured out that their antennae would no longer work. The current date is today. And as expected, we'll be treated to sympathetic stories like this one for the next year as brain-dead TV watchers whine about not knowing about the switch and not being able to afford the converter box......

NEW YORK — TV stations in the U.S. plan to cut their analog signals Friday, ending a more than 80-year era for the over-the-air technology that changed America's landscape, and reshaped and defined its culture.
The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than 1 million homes still have not installed digital converters or switched to a digital cable or satellite service provider, and has put 4,000 operators on standby to handle calls from confused viewers.

There're a lot more things than TV signals that are confusing to these people.....like left from right, up from down, and the value of gainful employment. How dumb are these people? If you got caught off guard by the digital TV switch today and you cannot afford a $50 converter box, perhaps you should put down the remote, get a job, read a newspaper from time to time, and re-engage with the world.

Smokers can't help but exhibit the stupidity that led them to take up smoking in the first place

In Indiana, they've passed a law that requires cigarettes to self-extinguish if not actively used. That is, if the smoker doesn't re-light or actively suck on it, it'll go out by itself. Apparently the statistics regarding fires caused by unattended cigarettes are pretty staggering. They interviewed a smoker for the article....with predictably absurd results.....

Unlike traditional cigarettes, the new fire-safe smokes will burn out more quickly when left unattended and are designed to cut down on the number of smoking-related fires.

"The cigarettes are made from the same blend of tobacco as regular cigarettes," said Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. "The only difference to the consumer is they need to puff it more often or relight it."

Jess Brewer of Lafayette said her first encounter with the fire-safe smokes was not good.
"Since coming back from Kentucky about a week ago, I've been coughing constantly and having chest pains because you have to inhale harder on the new cigarettes," she said.

That's rich! She blames her coughing and chest pains on having to suck harder, not on the fact that she's a stupid, career smoker in the first place.
Then came the money quote.....

"I'm totally against the change," Brewer said. "What's the point of making safer cigarettes if they lead to negative health effects?"

It's as if she believes cigarettes don't lead to negative health effects, regardless of fire safety. What an idiot!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What are you guilty of?

I found this picture of an idiot protestor and thought it'd be a fun exercise to see who is the most guilty among the TRR readers. Click on the picture to make it bigger, then read through the list and see how big of a sinner you are, according to this moron who even hates yuppies and used-car salesmen.....but then, who doesn't?

I'm guilty of 5, maybe 6 if I knew what the heck a Calvinist was.

Leave your sin-count, as always, in the comment thread.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Uh oh!!!

If this turns out to be true, will France finally join the fight against radical Islam?.....

Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on board the Air France flight that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board, it has emerged.
French secret servicemen established the connection while working through the list of those who boarded the doomed Airbus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 31.

Or will the French, seized by political correctness and fear of Muslims, continue to coddle the radicals in their midst? Probably keep coddling if I had to guess.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Katie cupcake is a hypocrite, and a vulgar one

For liberals, especially in the media, it's perfectly normal to hate people with whom they disagree politically, but if you disagree with them, you're a nasty hater.....

(CNSNews.com) – CBS News Anchor Katie Couric told Princeton's graduating seniors last week that they should avoid "nastiness" and then mocked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Miss California Carrie Prejean, while praising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The latter two are Princeton graduates.

Couric also took swipes at conservatives Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host, and Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of defense.

She then advised the Princeton grads that they must guard against "nastiness."

"Next, don't be a hater," she said.

If Katie Cupcake's ratings get any lower over at CBS, she'll qualify for a TARP bailout. Media liberals like Katie quite literally worship at the feet of the Obamas while delivering low-blows to every conservative in sight, and hating conservatives ingratiates them to the high-brow crowd in which they mingle. If a conservative made jokes about liberals in a commencement speech, the media would have a hissy fit of righteous indignation. "How dare you be a hater"?

Playing favorites is precisely why nobody watches her. If she reported the news even-handedly, instead of genuflecting nightly before The One, Americans might take her more seriously as a journalist rather than the vacuous news-reader she's become.

Not so fast, Chosen One

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg put the brakes on Obama's law-skirting regarding the Chrysler bankruptcy. See, under long-standing federal and Delaware law(Chrysler is incorporated in Delaware), when a company declares bankruptcy, it must abide by applicable federal and state laws. Under those laws, there is a hierarchy of payoffs to creditors that take place as the company liquidates assets. First the bond-holders get paid off at 100cents on the dollar, then come the preferred stockholders followed by the common stock holders. By royal decree apparently, Obama gave the UAW(who are not bond-holders) 54cents on the dollar for their 10% investment, but gave the bond-holders only 27cents on the dollar for their 20% original share. Who besides the main-stream media doesn't see an obvious, political payoff to the unions here?

Thankfully, some of the bond-holders had the guts to stand up to The One's rail-roading of them and the law. Ginsberg has 24 hours from yesterday to decide whether she'll let the Court hear this case. If she allows it, it'll be the first time anybody has dared slow down Obama's transformation of the country, and a delightful smack-down of Obama's belief that he is above the law. That is was the Court's most liberal justice is icing on the cake.

Monday, June 08, 2009

And the frog-god said, "Ribbet".

If you want to know why the human race has been a disappointing, miserable failure of an experiment to God, look no further than this story....

A FROG that constantly changes colour is being worshipped as a GOD in India.
Hundreds of curious followers flock to Reji Kumar’s home every day to pray and ask for miracles.

Now one of the country’s top zoologists plans to study the rainbow frog. But Reji, 35, who keeps the creature in a glass bottle after finding it while out watering plants, is afraid it might CROAK first.

He said: “My one problem is that this frog does not appear to eat. I keep trying to feed it but it doesn’t eat anything. I don’t know what else to give it.”

We're worshipping stupid frogs now? Is that what the human race has devolved into? Frog-worshipping idolaters? What is it with Indians? I swear, they'll worship anything that is out of the ordinary. And this idiot, Reji Kumar can't get the frog to eat and wonders why, when he keeps it in a jar. What kind of way is that to treat a god for heaven's sake? If the apocalypse is upon us, this is why.

Worshipping a frog....good grief!

Monday edition of Friday funny

You all know I take no greater delight than in hearing about animals eating dumb people. New reader BBC sent this in for my enjoyment....

Before the clip even starts, you know what's about to happen. What an idiot! I would like to have seen the next 10 seconds of video. I wonder if it just took his arm off or death-rolled him into the pool, killed him, and ate him. Either way, I find it amusing.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Creative job training for the next generation

If you remember last week, I posted a video clip of my family cutting down a tree in our yard. You can see it here. Here's my 15yo splitting the logs that he cut up after the tree came down....

If college doesn't provide him with gainful employment, I can always send him to Oregon to be a lumberjack.

Going dutch loses it's appeal after a while

Newsflash from MSN---Girls Dig Guys With Jobs. The MSN homepage had this headline this morning...

Out-of-work bachelors struggle in dating game

You don't say? That they ran a story about it must mean they were surprised by the shallowness of women who won't date derelicts. It's different when you're already in an established relationship and the guy loses his job....that's one of the harsh realities of life but, why would you start a new relationship under that stress?

Maybe single guys without jobs should concentrate on finding one, rather than a girl.

Would you date this guy?

Friday, June 05, 2009

We Get Screwed Again

Posted by Reid


Maybe you don't understand, or care, but we are sitting around and watching the new Obama led executive branch spiral us down the economic toilet, with a boat load of help from SanFran Nan and her legislative cronies. First we allow for billions of dollars of bailout money to be sent to GM, etc. Unfortunately, this cash donation doesn't stop any bleeding. Allowed to continue to operate at a maximum of inefficiency we now watch as this greedy corporation pillages us. We sit by and take the changes they demand. Here is whats up....................

GM will discontinue associations with many of its dealers. This is done under the guise of saving the company, but it is done in reality to again over burden the consumer with the problems of mismanagement, etc. I live in a medium size southern city. It stands to reason that the metro area and its outlying region can and has supported about 12 GM dealers of various types. We will now be down to 2-3. Direct costs to the consumer will rise. Profits will increase and "zero" money will be paid back to the already overburdened taxpayer. Now I am fine with a free market turn and businesses declining out etc., but I am not fine with a liberally led and selected grouping of remnants- as we now have. It appears to me that the dealerships that are the most representative of republicanism are the targeted goners. One dealer has been in business since the 1800's. They are out as we speak. Owned by a conservative family for all its time, they are being victimized.

I didn't want Obama to run the country, and I sure don't want him screwing up all our businesses and lives. We need to resist now. No more bailouts. No more aid to endure ourselves to the "big money" stupidity that seems rampant at the government level. Stop the madness now! The merry-go-round must stop and when it does we all must get off and go play elsewhere.

Thursday, June 04, 2009


Kung Fu was one of my favorite shows growing up.

Carradine, 72, was in Bangkok to the shoot movie "Stretch" and had been staying at the Park Nai Lert Hotel since June 2.

The actor was absent from a dinner with the film crew on June 3. The crew attempted to get a hold of him but were not successful. They assumed he was resting.

A hotel maid found Carrradine on Thursday morning in the closet of his suite. A police investigation reports the actor was hanging by a rope. Police said he was dead for at least 12 hours and found no signs of foul play.

That's a bummer.

What's in Ed's CD player?

FM music mostly blows these days! It's formulaic, having been contrived from a focus-group poll by a record-company toadie. I know you're sitting out there in your claustropohic cubicle, toiling away on boring, pointless busy work your boss assigned to you. And in addition to second guessing all your life choices, you're wondering why the microwave Kettle-Korn that the drone in the next cubicle popped in the office kitchen, smells so awful. What you need is some high-quality tunes to take the edge off another soul-sucking day spent in your crap office chair, in your crap office, at your crap job. Well check out what I've been listening to lately, and while it won't change any of the dreadful decisions you've made in your life, it'll help you escape, drug-free, for a little while, the mind-numbing despair and hopelessness.


Old 97's-----------Fight Songs
Guided by Voices---Universal Truths and Cycles
Uncle Tupelo-------Still Feel Gone
Bloc Party---------Silent Alarm
Foo Fighters-------The Colour and the Shape
Psychadelic Furs---All of This and Nothing

Beware the Government-Industrial-Media Complex

I was under the apparently misguided impression that the U.S. Presidency was a serious job, with serious issues, and serious work to be done.....foolish me.....

The Caucus - NBC was clearly thrilled to have enough access to President Obama to base a two-part, prime-time special on it all this week (Part II runs Wednesday night.)

Mr. Obama, however, went even one step further for the network – participating in a spoof interview segment for “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” during his formal question-and-answer session with the NBC News anchor Brian Williams at the White House.

In the segment, shown on “Tonight” late Tuesday, Mr. Williams asked Mr. Obama whether he almost canceled his overseas trip this week “to stay and watch” Mr. O’Brien’s “first week as host of ‘The Tonight Show.’’’

Mr. Obama was fully game and, referring to Mr. O’Brien’s succession this week of the former “Tonight” host Jay Leno, joked, “This is something we discussed several times in the Oval Office, how to manage this transition between Leno and Conan. And I think he’s up to the task. But I just want him to know that there is not going to any bailout coming out from Washington if he screws it up.”

The economy's in the tank, the federal government is taking over private industries left and right, unemployment is 6%-8%, the Norks and Iranians have nukes and are threatening to use them, gas prices are creeping higher and higher, and Jon and Kate are splitting up. Does our President have the time to be goofing around in a serious news interview? And should the President be this chummy with a major news organization(NBC) which is supposed to represent the peoples' interests in checking the President's actions?

Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "Beware the military-industrial complex". Under the reign of Obama, we should beware the Government-Industrial-Media complex.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The servile MSM

I found this over at Hotair. Brian Williams demonstrates, with an embarrassing genuflection, the media's unapologetic adoration of Obama as their personal lord and saviour. Better grab a vomit bucket before watching this....

Americans do NOT bow to our political leaders. We do not kiss their rings. We do not fall before them in worshipful reverence....but our reprehensible, ass-kissing media do. This is as sickening as watching Obama bow to the Saudi king. No, it's worse because the press is supposed to be the Constitutionally-mandated watch-dogs of government. How can you be so delusional as to pretend to be a watch-dog of a politician who you obviously worship with every fiber of your being?

I weep for our country.

Just put the cell phone down for a minute

I've exposed some awfully stupid "news" stories here on TRR but, this might be the dumbest of all....

(CNN)If your pinkie and ring fingers tingle and feel numb, you might not want to pick up that cell phone to call the doctor. Orthopedic specialists are reporting cases of "cell phone elbow", in which patients damage an essential nerve in their arm by bending their elbows for too long.

People who have this condition called, cubital tunnel syndrome, can have weakness in their hands and experience difficulty opening jars and playing musical instruments.

If you are too stupid and addicted to put the cell phone down, to the point that you injure yourself, then you deserve to be in crippling, debilitating agony. It's no body's fault but your own.

Now that there's a name for it, derelict employees everywhere will start taking paid time off from work to rehab their cell-phone elbow, demanding that their employers provide blue-tooth head sets, or just going straight to court to sue their employers for work-related cell phone injuries. And the costs of doing business with those companies will go up for the rest of us.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Hostile reader feedback

I received this comment from a dude in California about whose pet I wrote this blog post back in February. It was about a news story regarding a reticulated python that got away in a neighborhood full of pets and children. Click on the link and take a look at the post, then read what the owner had to say to me. What a great comment!

First off, jack ass. Clarice HAS NEVER eaten live food in her freaking life! She eats PREKILLED rabbits. She is my snake and has NEVER bitten, struck out, or even attempted to harm anyone. Brandon Dennis is an irresponsible pet owner that let my snake escape while he was supposed to be taking care of her, If you have any question please email me at raevyngirl707@gmail.com

Let me address this point by point: First, Clarice has never eaten live food because you have never given it to her. Two, she has never bitten, struck out, or harmed anyone because, as everybody knows, when gorged on food, reptiles are very docile and non-aggressive unless threatened.

Try not feeding her for a while and then run a small child near her out in the yard. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we cannot make friends with carnivorous, top-predatory reptiles. We are nothing but their next potential meal. Today she eats prekilled rabbits but, try skipping a couple of mealtimes, her next meal will be you. He called me "Jack-ass"....hilarious!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Hillary weilds the power of The One to affect change in the middle east---FAIL!!!

Liberals have always been bizarrely hostile to Israel. Their anti-Semitism seems to be exceeded only by their boundless adoration of Muslim terrorists. This is why it was so poignantly ironic when Israel replied to our demand that they stop settling land that rightfully belongs to them....
Hillary Clinton strongly voiced the position of the Obama administration regarding Jewish settlements in disputed(according to Hamas terrorists) West Bank territories....The U.S. State Department demands that Israel limit Jewish growth in these areas of Jerusalem, “whose status remains to be determined” in negotiations.

Israeli Government Press Director Daniel Seamen reacted to this Obama administration statement by saying: “I have to admire the residents of Iroquois territory for assuming that they have a right to determine where Jews should live in Jerusalem.”


Israel won that land fair-and-square in the six-days war when they kicked the ever-loving dog crap out of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria....simultaneously. All we did to settle our land is kill off a few bands of primitive Indians...or cheat them out of it with booze, shiny trinkets, and beads. If anybody needs to give land back they won through war, it's the US, not Israel.

This is how I picture Obama and Hillary all the time. Now the rest of the world is seeing what I see and the bloom is off the Obama rose.

Liberal hypocrisy on display

Pay attention to the reactions of the Obama administration and the media to this murder of an Army recruiter, as opposed to the murder yesterday of late-term abortionist George Tiller.

One Army recruiter was killed Monday and a second was wounded in a shooting at a recruiting office, and a suspect was arrested, police said.

Look at the sign in the upper left corner of the picture. Besides being awful judges of letter size, couldn't these protesters say the same thing about late-term abortionists?

To liberals like Obama and 95% of the MSM, the US military is the focus of all evil in the world today. It's members are to be scorned and denigrated as back-woods yokels who have no choices but to join up, and if someone attacks them, it's understandable. On the other hand, late-term abortionists are to be hailed as modern-day Constitutional heroes who stand resolute for women's right to choose to arbitrarily kill their totally viable babies. It's also the cornerstone of the democrat party. I wonder if US Marshalls will be dispatched to recruiting stations to protect them, as they are for the abortionists.....I won't hold my breath.

Who bails out the bailers?

If you don't think America's economic apocalypse is upon us, take a look at this graph. The organization(FDIC) that insures every penny in every bank account belonging to every American, against bankruptcy of the bank, is about to go bankrupt itself. No doubt Obama will appropriate still more countless billions or trillions or ?-illions, to save it but, at what cost? The financial costs will be staggering but, what about the cost in terms of confidence in our banking system. Who'll trust the safety of investment, or savings, or bonds when the institutions that secure those entities are suspect? Good grief!!!

Hat tip to BusinessInsider for the chart.

When stupidity validates evolution

Now you all know that I'm not one to poke fun of the recently deceased......well come to think of it, sure I am, especially when the kill themselves in impossibly stupid ways....

CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who was apparently crushed by her garage door on the city's South Side.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the remains as Yneekah Garcia of Chicago.

Police were called to the scene at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and found the door on Garcia's neck.

Family members say the garage door on Garcia's home had been broken and believe Garcia had parked her vehicle inside the garage before trying to lower it manually.

Crushing your own neck with a garage door is as idiotic as getting hit by a train. Trains and garage doors are on tracks...it's not like they sneak up on you and crush you. I can see lowering the door on your foot maybe, but how does it hit your neck. Was she lying on the floor? I don't get it.