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Oh, shit.

America has lost another icon.  Paul Harvey has died at the age of 90.

Paul Harvey, up until about a few months ago, could be heard three times a day in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on WBAP/AM 820 – a short, five minute broadcast at 0730, a more robust, 15-minute program anywhere between 1045 and 1200, and his world-renowned “Rest Of The Story” at 1855.

In April 2008, shortly before the passing of his wife Angel, he was hospitalized with pneumonia (according to Wikipedia) and ceased hosting the news spots on a full-time basis.  A slew of folks, from radio legend Ron Chapman to former presidential candidates Mitt Romney & Mike Huckabee to Paul’s own son, Paul Jr, served as guest hosts for Harvey from that point forward; Huckabee’s gig, in fact, led ABC Radio to give him his own news report, and ironically enough that very show replaced Harvey during the 0730 segment on ‘BAP last month.

Harvey’s political outlook was never very much in doubt, which endeared him to conservatives and caused libtards to set their teeth on edge.  Only twice in my memory did he ever stray from the reservation, as it were – during the Vietnam War when he turned against Nixon in much the same way Cronkite turned against Johnson, and in his increasingly unabashed criticism of the Iraq War.  Other than that, his was a comfortable conservative voice to listen to six days a week.

Paul Harvey was Rush Limbaugh before Rush Limbaugh; in fact, Limbaugh owes men like Harvey a great debt for blazing the trail through AM radio.

I and a few hundred million folks will miss him greatly.  Our prayers are with Paul Jr. and the rest of the Harvey clan during this time.

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[SCENE:  Realm™ spacedock.  ISS Pegasus  has just returned from a shakedown voyage to test its new warp core.

In the bay, 750 kellicams off the port bow sits the Realm's™ newest vessel and soon-to-be flagship, Titanic.]

Yeah, I’ve got a certain flair for the foreboding.  Sue me. 

[On the bridge of Pegasus, Admiral Darth Venomous is admiring the Kahless-class Dreadnaught as it fills the forward viewscreen]

VENOMOUS:  As Kirk once said, “My friends, the great experiment”.

MERLIN:  One hopes this vessel fares better than her namesake.

VENOMOUS:  It should, Wizard.  There are no icebergs where we’re taking her.

KORRIOTH:  So you’re saying we’re not going hunting for Algore?

ALL

[Suddenly, the ship rocks violently as the lights wink out.  The red-alert klaxon can be heard going off in the background.]

KORRIOTH:  What the f…?!?!

VENOMOUS (towards intercom:  Engineering!  Ozy, what’s going on down there…?!  [No answer.]  OZY!!!!  Korrioth, get down there and–

OZY MCCOOL (over intercom):  Engineering to Bridge!  We’ve got containment field failure down here!  All the power couplings have blown and I have coolant leak everywhere!!!  I estimate three-and-a-half minutes until a warp core breach!!!

VENOMOUS:  Shit!  RED ALERT!!!  All hands to escape pods!!  ABANDON SHIP!!!

(To be continued…)

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The Department of Up Is Down, Down Is Up, Etc.™ brings us this disturbing little item about a heretofore charming kids’ park that’s about to turn into the Last Chance Effing Saloon.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission administrator Alan Steen on Wednesday signed an order potentially clearing the way for beer sales next month at Six Flags and also at its nearby Hurricane Harbor water park. Three opponents granted party status, including Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, have 23 days to file a request for another hearing or to allow the alcohol license to be issued.

Sharon Parker, a Six Flags spokeswoman, said she was confident park officials had presented a convincing case.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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[SCENE:  Engineering section of ISS Pegasus.  The ship has, once again, been subject to a series of wormholes from attempting to enter warp after assurances from Captain Korrioth and Lieutenant Cmdr. Ozymandias McCool that the intermix formula for the new warp core had been properly calibrated and was in perfect balance.  Korrioth & McCool have just picked themselves up off the deck.

The Engineering doors slide open.  Through the doorway strides a hooded figure, headed straight for the duo.  Under the hood, one sees two blazing mini-stars where eyes would normally be.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Rupert Murdoch, without even realizing it, has hit the nail on the head.

Media baron Rupert Murdoch issued an urgent internal communication late Monday, warning his staff: “We are in the midst of a phase of history in which nations will be redefined and their futures fundamentally altered.”

The dramatic call comes as markets continue their plunge and the future of media becomes increasingly muddled.

I hate to say it, but the guy has absolutely no idea how bang-on right he is.

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Yes, you might call this a bit of flogging of the room-temperature equine.

That’s fine.  Bush got no less from the libtards, didn’t he?

Dow’s down to 7100 now.

Wall Street’s really responding to Al-Obambi’s handling of the economy, isn’t it?

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[SCENE:  Realm™ spacedock, where ISS Pegasus  floats quietly in a maintenance hangar.

Cut to interior view:  Engineering.  Lieutenant Cmdr. Ozymandias McCool and his engineering staff - which consist primarily of an overworked Jawa, three Ewoks and two pair of Bynars - are putting the finishing touches on installation of a new warp core.

The Engineering doors open and we see Admiral Darth Venomous and Captain Korrioth stride in, making a beeline for McCool.]

OZY MCCOOL (loudly):  ADMIRAL ON DECK!!!

VENOMOUS:  At ease.  McCool, report.

OZY MCCOOL:  Installation of warp core complete, m’lord; we’re performing the final quality checks now.  We will begin testing and calibration in three hours.

VENOMOUS:  Excellent, Commander, excellent.  Submit a timetable for testing the new transwarp drive to the captain upon completion.

OZY MCCOOL:  (nods) Aye, sir.

VENOMOUS:  Korrioth, you will render whatever assistance the commander needs with fine-tuning the intermix settings.  I went through enough wormholes the last time, understood?

KORRIOTH:  Understood clearly, Admiral.  (throwing a wolfish grin McCool’s way)

VENOMOUSWithout  the painstick, Captain.

[The look of extreme disappointment & angst is written all over Korrioth's face.]

KORRIOTH:  (grunt)

Denizens, I’ll be taking the Big Box™ down shortly to install a new SATA-type solid-state hard drive.  Not that you guys will notice anything, but I’ll be slightly more incommunicado than usual.

ThatIsAll™.

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If you jump back here, Darth has the original post on this pissue. Now it seems that while the ILLEGALS didn’t get the $32 MILLION (holding pinky to cheek) they wanted, as for right now the judge has awarded them just over $78k for:

The rancher was held liable for limited damages involving assault and emotional distress. Two illegal aliens were given $1,000 plus $10,000 in punitive damages each. Two more received $7,500, plus $20,000 in punitive damages each.


Also, two of the plaintiffs received $1,400, and two were awarded $1 each for assault. The term “assault” is legally applied when a person has simply put someone in fear of a harmful contact.

On the good side:

Barnett’s attorney, David Hardy, said the judge completely dismissed the cases against Barbara and Donald after the illegals claimed conspiracy.


All together, the illegals received only $77,804 of the $32 million they requested – and Hardy believes that award will be thrown out in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


“It was 95 percent victory for us,” he said. “What they really wanted were the first two civil rights claims because if they got those, they got attorney’s fees. With nine attorneys working on the case, I’m sure their fees were $500,000 to $1 million.”

Remember denizens, the wacko Ninth Circuit Court is in San Franpelousy’s neck of the woods so we can’t be totally sure an appeal would be won by Hardy and the rancher. Clearly though, this appeal should be a open-and-shut deal where the damages are rescinded and the ILLEGALS are forced to not only pay THEIR lawyers fees, but Hardy’s fees and all the court costs.

The complete article can be found here.

Keep the comm channels open for future developments.

Dismissed™

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Boy howdy, how ’bout that Al-Obambi economy, hm?

The Dow took yet another beating Thursday.  Not quite the 300-point bath of Tuesday, but still a significant near-90-point drop.

Significant because it dropped the Dow below 7500 – the lowest level since the bottoming out of the last bear market six-and-a-half years ago, a year after 9/11.

The move below that level dashed hopes that the doldrums of November would mark the ending point of a long slump in the market, which is now nearly halfway below the peak levels reached in October 2007.

The market’s inability to rally also signals that investors see no immediate end for the recession, which is already 14 months old and one of the most severe in decades. Investors also haven’t been impressed with two major economic initiatives from the Obama administration this week, an economic stimulus package and a mortgage relief plan.

“It is definitely, definitely a blow to psychology,” said Quincy Krosby, chief investment strategist at The Hartford. “There is more pessimism in the market as to when the economy is going to pick up steam.”

But…but…but…but I thought the coronation of THE MESSIAH!!!  was supposed to bring HOPE AND CHAYYYYYNNNNNNNGGEE-UHHHH!!!  to us poor, derelict, destitute Americans!!!  The seas  were going to part, the LIGHT  was going to shine down and we were all going to bask in UNFATHOMABLE, ORGASMIC ECSTASY!!!!!

Mheh.  Welcome to Real World 101, B. HUSSEIN  Obambi.  Lot easier to talk  about it than it is to actually do  it, ain’t it? 

Thomas Sowell said it best in his column today:

Nothing in the amateurish way the current administration has begun suggests that they have mastered even the mechanics of governing, much less the complexities of the huge national problems looming ahead, at home and abroad.

In the final analysis, Denizens, that’s all these sorry pukes really are – amateurs.  And it’s like we conservatives tried to warn everyone before the election – we couldn’t afford to have these incompetents undergo on-the-job training.  Now we’re seeing the results of our collective (socialist pun not necessarily intended, but it fits) shortsightedness.  With far worse to come.

Protect the powder, guys.  I get the feeling it’s going to be needed sooner rather than later.

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Another day, another instance where the Al-Obambi government shows its skanky ass, another RCOB Moment™ for yours truly.

This time, it’s the Ayatollah’s sorry-assed excuse-for-an-attorney general, Eric “Cock” Holder.

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Denizens, amidst all the ranting & raving you see here, there’s occasionally got to be some Good News™ thrown in for measure.

It is with that in mind that I’m especially pleased to bring you this blurb from the Department of Up Yours, Biased Arsewipe!™.

Despite facing threats of disqualification, a 12-year-old girl took first place in a speech contest when she eloquently argued for the rights of unborn children – after an offended judge quit.

“What if I told you that right now, someone was choosing if you were going to live or die?” the seventh-grader begins in a video recording of her speech on YouTube. “What if I told you that this choice wasn’t based on what you could or couldn’t do, what you’d done in the past or what you would do in the future? And what if I told you, you could do nothing about it?”

The girl, a student at a Toronto school identified only as “Lia,” continued:

“Fellow students and teachers, thousands of children are right now in that very situation. Someone is choosing without even knowing them whether they are going to live or die.

“That someone is their mother. And that choice is abortion.”

Out of the mouths of babes.

Damn.  Just, damn.

The school principal and teachers called Lia’s presentation the “obvious winner” – but the judges suddenly disqualified her the following day “because of the topic and her position on abortion,” her mother said.

Lia’s father later revealed that the judges had a “big disagreement.” One was offended by the speech and voluntarily stepped down while the others reversed their earlier decision – declaring her the winner.

Because she wouldn’t back down, she was successful.

This is what it’s going to take, Denizens.  People of good conscience who are unafraid of the potential consequences.

As the saying goes, “Fortune favors the bold”.  We are not called to be successful, only faithful.

Do right, and fear no one.

God bless you, Lia, sweet fearless warrior. 

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Al-Obambi signed the Porkulus bill earlier today. Get ready for the floor to drop out from under us all…..

UPDATE: Looks like the stock market clued in pretty damn fast. The DOW closed down THREE HUNDRED POINTS today, closing at a new low not seen in nearly a decade. Which was when boys and girls???? Can you say “Kaiser Wilhelm Von Slickmeister” and the previous reigning administration of deceit and lies???? I knew you could.

Talk about a lie….the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” as we all know is just a swindler’s way of saying “tax and spend”, which we all know is the modus operandi of the Demonscum since FDR. Not only that, but by signing the bill, Al-Obambi has broken YET ANOTHER campaign promise (certainly won’t be the last you can bet). Need further information on just how BAD this pork is and the lies, check out some of these tidbits from this article by Joseph Farah:

“When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as the president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what’s in it before I sign it,” he said. His campaign called the idea the “sunshine before signing promise.”

…exactly one business day after the approval of the bill, Obama has signaled he will sign it.

You might want to sit down for this…….

* Before this bill is signed, actual federal obligations are already $65.5 trillion – exceeding the gross domestic product of the entire world.

* The Obama administration economic stimulus package is going to force the Treasury to borrow approximately $2.5 trillion in 2009 and another $4 trillion in 2010, with the result of increasing the current $10 trillion national debt by 65 percent in just two years. If the Obama administration increases the national debt by 65 percent every two years, the debt will be $16.5 trillion in 2010 and $27.225 trillion by 2012, the year of the next presidential election.

* If you had gone into business on the day Jesus was born, and your business lost a million dollars a day, 365 days a year, it would take you until October 2737 to lose $1 trillion.

* $1 trillion dollars divided by 300 million Americans comes out to $3,333 per person.

* One trillion $1 bills stacked one on top of the other would reach nearly 68,000 miles into the sky, about a third of the way from the Earth to the moon.

* Earth’s home galaxy, the Milky Way, is estimated to contain about 200 billion stars. So, if each star cost $1, $1 trillion would buy five Milky Way galaxies full of stars.

If you’re not sick yet, you will be once this payable starts going for your wallet.

Methinks it’s time to start the secession petitions folks. I for one certainly want off this donktard bus….cause it “fo’ shure” ain’t goin’ in the right direction…..

Obligatory RCOB in 5…4….3………..

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(Hat tip to the Emperor.)

How many times have we heard over the last couple of months that “if we didn’t pass this stimulus package NOW, DAMMIT, RIGHT EFFIN’ NOW!!!!!,  that there was a-gonna be HELL TO PAY, BAH GAWD!!!!!!™?  Hm?

So, okay.  Congress gets it passed.  Over the objections of a majority of the American people and most of the Republicans in the Imperial Socialist Congress, this bastard of a bill gets passed.

So, seeing as THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING, WE’RE ALL GONNA DIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!  – Obambi signed it immediately, right?

Right?

Erm…not so much.

After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway.

Obama arrived at his home in Chicago on Friday, and treated wife Michelle to a Valentine’s Day dinner downtown last night. The couple was spotted leaving upscale Table Fifty-Two, which specializes in Southern cuisine, with the first lady toting what appeared to be a doggie bag.

The president plans to spend the Presidents’ Day weekend in the Windy City, and is not expected to sign the bill until Tuesday, when he travels to Denver to discuss his economic plan.

So much for “do it now, do it fucking NOW!!!,  eh what?

Incompetent fucktard.

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Is there even so much as one  honest politician anywhere in the state of Ill-noise?

Just as Illinois was moving past the agony and embarrassment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s ousting, the fellow Democrat whom Blagojevich appointed to the U.S. Senate was hearing calls for his own resignation Sunday amid allegations he lied to legislators.

Freshman Sen. Roland Burris released an affidavit on Saturday that contradicts his statements last month to a House committee investigating Blagojevich’s impeachment.

“I can’t believe anything that comes out of Mr. Burris at this point,” Rep. Jim Durkin, the impeachment committee’s ranking Republican, said at a news conference Sunday. “I think it would be in the best interest of the state if he resigned because I don’t think the state can stand this anymore.”

But an adamant and sometimes emotional Burris told reporters in Chicago later Sunday that he hadn’t done anything wrong and never misled anyone.

“I’ve always conducted myself with honor and integrity,” he said. “At no time did I ever make any inconsistent statement.”

How can you tell an Ill-noise pol is lying out his skank ass?  His lips are moving.

Geeze.

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I’ve added this fine blog to the Realm™ blogroll, thanks to a tip from a Malkin poster on something completely unrelated.

The Force is strong with this one.

Five stars.  Joe Bob says check ‘er out. 

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