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I could learn to like respect this guy.

(Via Breitbart)

The mayor of Moscow, known for his overtly homophobic statements uncommonly good common sense (Fixed it for ya, Andy&#160 -DV), said Monday that he would never allow a gay pride parade in the city, calling it “Satanic” and saying marchers should be punished.

“A gay parade… cannot be called anything but a Satanic act,” Yury Luzhkov told an education conference, quoted by Interfax news agency. “We haven’t permitted such a parade and we won’t permit it in the future.”

Hmmmm.&#160 And it’s bitterly cold in winter, too…

I may have to contact the SpatulaGoddess Emeritus and persuade her to take me on a tour.&#160

Luzhkov called for gay marchers to be punished. “It’s high time that we stop propagating nonsense discussions about human rights, and bring to bear on them the full force and justice of the law,” he said.

Day-um.&#160 Can we nationalize him and have him run for president?

(There is&#160 precedent, y’know.)


Tom Brookshier passed away Saturday night at the age of 78.&#160 Those of The Six Or Seven&#153 who have followed football for any length of time will remember that, before John Madden, Pat Summerall teamed with Brookshier to form CBS’ #1 broadcast team during the 1970s – back when CBS had the rights to the NFC, including the Dallas C’boys.

Brookshier had a memorable interview, speaking of the ‘Boys, with Dallas running back/enigma Duane Thomas, who answered only one of Brookshier’s questions, and that with only one word – “Evidently” (when asked if Thomas really was as fast as advertised).

Which is, of course, why the Dullest Moaning Snooze&#160 elected to focus on the interview, rather than on Brookshier.

Tom Brookshier, who died Friday night at the age of 78, was a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles. But he was perhaps most recognized as an NFL commentator.

Usually teamed with Pat Summerall, Brookshier was the lead commentator on CBS’ NFL games for almost two decades.

One of the signature moments in his broadcasting career came courtesy of a former Dallas Cowboys running back – Duane Thomas, who had a strained relationship with the media.

Thomas had refused to talk to the media in the week leading up to Dallas’ 24-3 win over Miami in Super Bowl VI. After the Cowboys’ win, Brookshier stood next to the running back, talking about his speed and building up to this question: “Are you that fast?”

“Evidently,” Thomas replied.

But there was another Thomas gem from that week. Asked just before the game if the Super Bowl is the ultimate game, Thomas replied with a question: “If it’s the ultimate game, how come they’re playing it again next year?”

Thomas scored the first touchdown at Texas Stadium in 1971. He played just two seasons in Dallas, rushing for 803 yards as a rookie and 793 the following year.

He was known more for his feud with management over contract disputes and his run-ins with head coach Tom Landry.

He scored a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V and was involved in a controversial play in that game, fumbling at the 1-yard line. Though the Cowboys appeared to come away with the ball after the fumble, official ruled the Colts had recovered.


This is for you college football fans.

It seems that there is nothing that Papa Obama will not insert himself into.


Nancy Pelosi seems to think that She can freeze defense spending, and not affect the troops.

I am always hesitant to accuse others of lacking intelligence, but in this case, I may make an exception. Congressrat Pelosi is either stupid, or she is lying through her teeth.

I am the first to admit that the Defense Department wastes tons of money, but it is simply not possible to stop spending money with defense contractors and not affect the people. I would be more than willing to eliminate military waste fraud and abuse, but the last person in the world I would trust with that task is Nancy Pelosi.


Nah, I didn’t watch it.&#160 The replay aired on FNC while I was busy working a helluva lotta Unpaid Overtime&#153 working on two client machines, as well as prepping my “new” shuttlecraft laptop.

And I had no desire to watch it, either.&#160 Everything Bambi spews out of his mouth is bullshit, so what’s the point?

OTOH, I can do something that actually relaxes&#160 me – working on computers – and actually have a little bit of fun.

So, let’s see:&#160 Letting Bambi spike my blood pressure…work on my hobby.&#160 Spiked blood pressure…hobby.

Hmm.&#160 Decisions, decisions.

MERLIN:&#160 You’re weird, y’know that?

KORRIOTH:&#160 Tell ‘im something he doesn’t&#160 know.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Believe it or not, that’s the nicest thing that’s been said to me all day.&#160 How’d you like to be Fleet Captain?

KORRIOTH:&#160 I’m already&#160 Fleet Captain.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Yeah, well, go have Madfish Willie make you a prune juice smoothie.&#160 Tell him to put it on my tab.

MERLIN:&#160 Didn’t he say how you were already 10,000 credits past maxxed out on that?

VENOMOUS:&#160 He grouses about it.&#160 Then he remembers I have a verteron array pointed at his bar.

OZY MCCOOL:&#160 That would&#160 explain all the benevolence.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Oh, and Kor – grab me a peach-tea Theragen float while yer over there.&#160 Headaches have been pretty bad lately.

KORRIOTH:&#160 (grunt)

One thing I did&#160 find interesting, however, is something about which the Right Side of the Blogosphere&#153 is buzzing this morning:&#160 He Who Has Surrendered His Testicles To The Wookiee&#153 dared disrespect the Supreme Court after they swatted down McRINO-FrankenFeingold last week.

Oh, did I mention the Supremes were in the audience?

Here’s Samuel Alito right as Bambi was spewing out his skanky piehole:

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Good luck arguing anything before these guys going forward, Ayatollah.&#160 You just made Erica Holder’s job that much harder.

Gotta love it.&#160


(Hat tip to the beautiful Michelle.)

Anti-ACORN activist (and conservative hero) James O’Keefe has been arrested in New Orleans for allegedly trying to plant a listening bug inside excuse-for-a-Senator Mary “How Much Is That BambiCare In The Window” Landrieu’s office – one of four people likewise arrested.

Supposedly, there’s a confession by all four involved.&#160 Supposedly, this would appear to be an open-and-shut slam-dunk of a case.

But this is New Orleans.&#160 Demoscum-controlled&#160 New Orleans.

Something stinks here.&#160 And it ain’t just the swamp.

I imagine more will be revealed in the days to come.&#160 But there’s something not quite right about all this.&#160 Y’wanna call it conservative bias – fine, whatever.&#160 But I don’t trust my eyes about all that’s going on here, and neither should you, IYAM.


This guy has an idea that has been floated several times over the years. Only those who actually fund the government have any moral claim on the right to vote, while allowing those who are net recipients of government money to vote is a proven recipe for disaster.

The problem with this idea in our nation today is one of practicality. There is no way we will ever again be able to limit the vote to the net taxpayers, using peaceful means. The rabble and their self serving leaders would not stand for it.

This leaves only revolution, and revolutions do not have a record of putting rational, believers in limited government into power. Most often after a revolution, what you have is some blood thirsty tin pot despot in charge. Not the sort of environment to foster liberty.

In other words, the cure might well be worse than the disease.

The answer? Unfortunately, I don’t believe there to be one in the secular world. Ultimately the answer is to return to the foot of the cross, to repent, and to place our faith in him who gave his life for our sins, that we might have eternal life.

Faith in our Lord will not solve the problems with the world, it will not straighten out the lunkhead in the White House. Christian faith will not even guarantee you a nice pleasant earthly life. What it will do is to give you the strength to deal with whatever the world will throw your way, and it will give you the assurance of eternal life with Him.


Yeah, the temptation after you read this will be to call me a misogynistic troglodyte of a femiphobe.&#160 Or something.

Be my guest.&#160 See if I give a shit.

But this right here is People’s Exhibit Numero Uno&#153 (a little Spanish lingo, there) of why we’d have been a helluva lot better off had women never been given the vote.

A female Democratic lawmaker in footage released Sunday said Congress could pass healthcare if female lawmakers “sent the men home.”

Yeah?&#160 Well, we could balance the frickin’ budget&#160 – if we sent the bimbos&#160 home.&#160 How about that?

(We could also win the war in both&#160 theatres if we could just send the pussified Donks home – but that’s another post.)

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) said that both Republican and Democratic women members of Congress understand how to care for relatives and thus want the healthcare system to change.

“We go to the ladies room and the Republican women and the Democratic women and we just roll our eyes,” she said. “And the Republican women said when we were fighting over the healthcare bill, if we sent the men home…” at which point she was interrupted by loud applause.

I call bullshit here.&#160 I’m willing to wager here that it wasn’t applause – it was that fucking annoying “Awwwk, Awwwk!!!” crap we get outta this landfill of a TV talk show.

The IQ level sounds just about right.

“You know why? I’m not trying to diss the men

The fuck&#160 you’re not, trollop.

but I’m telling you it’s the truth that every single woman there has been responsible for taking care of a [relatives] and so we think we can find a common ground there,” she said.

Yeah, well, lemme tell you&#160 something, you stupid bint.&#160 The Sibling Unit&#153 and I took care of our Dear Sainted Grandmother&#153 for a helluva&#160 long time without any fucking female&#160 help, knowwhutAhmeanVern?&#160 Not a one of you pissweaselettes ever so much as asked&#160 if you could lift a finger to help, so don’t even&#160 give me this “responsible for taking care of [relatives]” shit.&#160 You can take that&#160 little bit o’ queef and shove it back where it came from, cap&#237ce???

The New Hampshire lawmaker’s comments come as Democratic leaders are debating alternative ways to pass the healthcare overhaul. Republican Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate primary has stalled the debate.

Awwwwwwwwww, did’ums we deny oo another widdle member for your widdle Nor’eastern quilting bee?&#160 Awwwwwwwwww.&#160 Po’ widdle buttercup.

Po’ widdle stupid cunt&#160 of a buttercup, that is.&#160


Got this off the Yahoo! Sports site (good luck looking for it if you go there, just enjoy the anti-Minnehaha schadenfreude):

(Sung to the tune of Oscar Meyer’s “My Bologna Has A First Name”)

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel blog:

My interception has a first name, it’s B R E T T

My interception has a second name it’s F A V R E

Oh I love to throw them every day, but if you ask me why I’ll say

‘Cause Vikings players have a way of C H O K I N G

Oh, SNAP!&#160


Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it, Brett?

You threw one pass too many last week, but you got away with it.

This week…not so much.

After a battered Brett Favre threw away the game with an interception deep in Saints territory at the end of regulation, Drew Brees guided New Orleans to the Minnesota 22. Hartley, suspended at the start of the season for using a banned stimulant, split the uprights.



…you’re watching “Star Wars” in the theatre and when they say, “May the force be with you,” the theatre replies, “and also with you.”


This clown simply does not get it. In this piece, Brother Obama tells us that he will never stop “fighting for us”. A large part of our nation’s problem is that we have far to many hack politicians “fighting for us”.

I have a proposal. Let’s make it a policy that any politician who says that he will “fight for us”, is removed from office at the next election, to be replaced with someone who will actually leave us alone!


It’s been a damned good week to be a conservative, y’know?

First, we had Scott Brown’s unlikely win in the Massachusetts Senate race on Tuesday.

Then Thursday, the Supreme Court pretty much eviscerated McRINO-Feingold.

The decision reverses a 1990 ruling by the court that allowed the government to bar corporations and unions from spending general treasury funds on ads expressly urging a candidate’s election or defeat. And it overruled part of a 2003 decision that upheld restrictions on independent corporate expenditures enacted the preceding year in the seminal campaign finance overhaul act known as McCain-Feingold.

Naturally, the libtards are bitching – which is why it’s a good thing.

Fred Wertheimer, a longtime advocate of McCain-Feingold, called today’s ruling “the most radical and destructive campaign finance decision in Supreme Court history” and said the court’s majority had “abandoned longstanding judicial principles, judicial precedents and judicial restraint.”

The authors of the law, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), expressed disappointment in the ruling, with Feingold calling it “a terrible mistake.”

“Ah.&#160 Victory.&#160 It has a sweet&#160 taste.”&#160 -Trelane

And to top it all off…Air Scaremerica had the proverbial fork stuck in ’em.

Air America Radio, a radio network that was launched in 2004 as a liberal alternative to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators, on Thursday shut down abruptly due to financial woes.

The network once boasted hosts such as Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, but struggled from the outset, including multiple management shake-ups, a bankruptcy in 2006 and sale for $4.25 million the following year.

Air America ceased airing new programs Thursday afternoon and said it will soon file to be liquidated under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It began broadcasting reruns of programs and would end those as well Monday night.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of turds, eh?

Wasn’t too long ago that the Left was crowing about the impending implosion & extinction of the Right.&#160 “Nobody likes you”, they were saying.&#160 “A regional, backwoods party, only viable in the racist South”, they were bleating.

Funny thing about crow.&#160 Lot more fun to do it than it is to eat&#160 it.&#160


When last we left Our Intrepid Hero&#153, he had just received a tongue keyboard-lashing by Dan Riehl for having the chutzpah&#160 to question him.

K’HADIBAK’H:&#160 You were properly chagrined, no doubt.

VENOMOUS:&#160 No doubt.

MERLIN:&#160 You didn’t issue him a CSITMF challenge, did you…?

VENOMOUS:&#160 Of course not.&#160 For now, Riehl is a compatriot, a fellow conservative.&#160 We don’t wish to battle those on our side.

OZY MCCOOL:&#160 You did that with Rusty Shackelford once.

T-BONE MCMANX:&#160 Not to mention Bill Quick.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Grrrrrrr.

ALL:&#160 …

Anyway, I tried posting a response in the thread.&#160 It hit his system & went splash.

MERLIN:&#160 He moderated&#160 you?!

KORRIOTH:&#160 The barbarian!!!

VENOMOUS:&#160 Oh, pipe down.


VENOMOUS:&#160 Besides, it’s not the first time he’s done something like this.

Comments closed, as I’m tired of reading some of you idiots carry on when you don’t have a freaking clue what you’re babbling about.

MERLIN:&#160 What are you always saying, though?&#160 “His blog, his rules”?

VENOMOUS:&#160 Absolutely.&#160 But I’m trying to get through this post here, so if you don’t mind…?

MERLIN:&#160 …


BS, I never did. Do you even read what i write, DV? I’ve said repeatedly, whehter she went to CPAC, or not, is immaterial. I don’t even care. If you won’t take me at my word, then I’m not going to debate you.

Oh, but I am&#160 taking you at your word, Dan.&#160 In fact, in the post where you closed comments, you’d previously said…

Well, now that the disconnect exists, deal with it. We didn’t create the issue, so don’t look for us to solve it. And that Palin would diss CPAC, quite apart from David Keene, in the process, was the final straw for some of us. If she doesn’t have our backs, as we, not David Keene, are what CPAC is all about, then she can take her Fox News audience and do whatever the hell she wants with it. She hasn’t made it appear as those she has the genuine interests of grassroots conservatives at the top of her agenda in any of this.

That doesn’t sound a helluva lot like “immaterial” to me.

And if she wants to dump on Keene, I think she’s wrong, but she can do it. But don’t conflate CPAC with Keene. That’s a superficial understanding of the event and an insult to attendees.

I wouldn’t be so sure that CPAC isn’t about David Keene if I were you.&#160 CPAC is a function of the ACU, is it not?&#160 I mean, go to their web site and at the bottom of the page you find:

© 2009 The American Conservative Union. | .1007 Cameron Street. | .Alexandria, VA 22314
CPAC Phone: (800) 7524391. | .Email: cpac@conservative.org

And Keene has been ACU president for what, now? 25, 26 years?&#160 Sure sounds as if this is at least partly&#160 about him, anyway.

And, given that CPAC is ACU is David Keene, I’m with the Sarahcuda on this.&#160 Our values and ideals are not for sale to the highest bidder.&#160 (At least, they’re not supposed&#160 to be.)&#160 David Keene has made it look as if they are.

I’ve also NEVER said Palin has no right to make money.

Not outright, no.&#160 But I’d still add (as a corollary):&#160 The hell you haven’t.

I’m hearing through sources Sarah Palin is getting $75k to speak at this Tea Party convention. Can anyone confirm that officially? That’s a lot of damned tea.

Sounds to me like a criticism.&#160 Almost as if you didn’t think she had a right to ask for any kind of a speaking fee at all.

If you are unable to comprehend that I would criticize any politician for charging 100k for a TP event, and I’d likely criticize a Limbaugh, or Levin for it, too –

Except Limbaugh & Levin aren’t politicians.&#160 And neither – at least, not currently, anyway – is Sarah Palin.&#160 She is a Fox News analyst and an author.&#160 Not to mention a pretty decent huntress/fisherwoman (if the O’Reilly interview the other night on Fox is any indication).&#160 While she may be a former&#160 politician – and while she may, at some point, re-enter the political arena – she is for the moment&#160 a private citizen.

So tell me, Dan – what the hell right do you have to question what a private citizen makes?

then you have no understanding of my positions. And I have re-stated them often enough.

About all I’ve been able to figure out from a cursory reading of your ramblings is that:&#160 1) you think any criticism of David Keene in re: pay-for-play is “unfair”, 2) you don’t think Sarah Palin has a right to a speaking fee (and, quite honestly, Dan – whether or not the Tea Party convention can pay her isn’t really any of your business, either), and 3) you hate Glenn Beck.

Do I have that about right?

I’m done debating straw men with you, Darth. Think what you want.

Thanks, Dan, I will.&#160 Glad to know I have your permission to.&#160 Mighty white of you.

What I think&#160 is that you’re starting to sound and act just a small bit like Excitable Chucky over at LGF.&#160 You’ve got a damnably thin skin on a couple of things.&#160 Not that you don’t have that right, nor the right to act on it – but it’s reminiscent of how Chuckles began his notorious slide into oblivion.&#160 He started in on people who weren’t deserving – the criticism of Christianity, etc…then the banishments, and the removal of comments.&#160 Until finally, he’s been delinked so often that Truth Laid Bear is spinning in his cave.

You’re a good blogger, and an enjoyable read.&#160 But so used to be Herr Johnson.&#160 I’d hate to see what happened to him happen to you.


So when we last left off, Dan Riehl was starting to take Sarah Palin to task, not so much for choosing a Tea Partiers’ convention over the national CPAC, but for reportedly accepting between 75 & 100 large to come & speak.&#160 (You can find the category here, and cross-reference it with this Tea Party category.&#160 I don’t have time or inclination to go through and analyze for you guys each & every&#160 jot & tittle Dan’s written; you can do that for yourselves if that suits your fancy.)

But when he started in on Glenn Beck like this

I still believe that Palin was extremely wrong on the corruption angle, particularly in pulling CPAC into the mix. The JBS involvement I view as extremely unfortunate. However, given that JBS seems more loony, than dangerous, today, has even been written up in the NY Times in non-scandalous terms – and you’d all but have to exclude democratically elected Ron Paul, I opted to give it a pass.

But a quasi-Libertarian, who’s more clown than he is serious, despite the puppy dog-eyed exchanges between him and Palin I guess Fox is going to be hawking, as the keynote? A guy with about as much genuine talent as Rush has in his little finger and less brains than Levin has in his azz, who could say this?

Now, I have to admit I don’t listen to, or watch, Beck that often – although apparently he did&#160 rip on Scott Brown today, which puzzles me.&#160 But now you’ve got Riehl ripping on CPAC for inviting Beck, when earlier Riehl was ripping on Palin for bypassing CPAC.

Boggle de mind, it do.

So I asked a question.

This has me just a tad bit confused, Dan.

First you’re ripping on Palin because, among other things, she chose a Tea Partiers’ (maybe) convention instead of CPAC. (I mean, you’ve never come out and said it directly, but that’s the impression I’m getting.) Not to mention you’ve never explainedwhy Sarah Palin, private citizen suddenly no longer has the right to make money, speaking/appearance fee though it might be.

Now you’re ripping CPAC for having Beck in. (And I guess I don’t watch and/or listen to him enough – I’ve never heard what it is that has you & Levin (among others) so riled up about him.)

You’ve been extremely tolerant of my, um, “schtick” over these last few months, so I’m not about to throw you under the bus, as some here have done. I am having trouble following your line of reasoning, though; clarification would help.

Yes, that was actually me, trying to be minorly conciliatory, just trying to see where someone with whom I usually agree was going with all this.

And this is what I get for my trouble.

“First you’re ripping on Palin because, among other things, she chose a Tea Partiers’ (maybe) convention instead of CPAC.”

BS, I never did. Do you even read what i write, DV? I’ve said repeatedly, whehter she went to CPAC, or not, is immaterial. I don’t even care. If you won’t take me at my word, then I’m not going to debate you. And if she wants to dump on Keene, I think she’s wrong, but she can do it. But don’t conflate CPAC with Keene. That’s a superficial understanding of the event and an insult to attendees.

I’ve also NEVER said Palin has no right to make money. If you are unable to comprehend that I would criticize any politician for charging 100k for a TP event, and I’d likely criticize a Limbaugh, or Levin for it, too – then you have no understanding of my positions. And I have re-stated them often enough.

I’m done debating straw men with you, Darth. Think what you want.

And if you think I’m going to let that&#160 pass…you don’t know me very well, do you?&#160

NEXT:&#160 Part III – The Fisking


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