What does leadership look like?

Huck is closing in

Many of us were pleasantly surprised when, after a lot of work, and digging deep, the Huckabee campaign was able to raise more money on-line in the month of October as they had in the previous quarter.

When the November goal was announced, I took a deep breath and figured that this time, Huck had bitten off a little more than he could chew. He wanted to double the previous efforts. $2,067,521.

More than Two Meelyun Dollars!

So, here we are on the last day of the month, and take a looksee……..Shows you how much I know, heh.

I’m fixin’ to drop a $100 in Huck’s tip-jar.  Let’s put him over the top!  Join me, won’t you?

Joe Biden on the US Constitution

Joe Biden, plagiarist, Senator, and would-be Democrat nominee for President, weighed in on the Iranian nuclear program (which, everyone knows, is designed for “peaceful purposes” ) in New Hampshire, yesterday …….

During an address to the Seacoast Media Group in New Hampshire on Thursday, the Delaware Senator said Bush has ‘no authority’ to unilaterally launch an attack against Iran.

“If he does, as [Senate’s] Foreign Relations Committee chairman and former chairman of judiciary, I will move to impeach him,” he added.

When asked why not impeach the President now, Senator Biden said while the calls for Bush’s immediate impeachment were valid, they might not have enough constitutional support. Source

That constitutional support is pretty important. Especially since the House, not the Senate, is the Constitutionally authorized body to originate impeachment proceedings.

Here is a link to The United States Constitution. Read it, Senator Biden. It couldn’t hurt.   (h/t Taranto)

can’t find a video, but MSNBC has a transcript

related: Barbara Boxer gets revenge for Clinton impeachment by blocking James Rogan’s appointment to the Federal Judiciary. LINK

Breaking: hostage situation at HRC campaign office

Breaking News from New Hampshire:

At 28 N. Main, Rochester, NH, police are resonding to a hostage situation at Hillary Clinton’s campaign office.

There are also reports of various bomb threats in and around Rochester.

Mrs. Clinton is not in New Hampshire. She is attending the DNC Winter meeting in Virginia.

Uodate: Mrs Clinton has canceled her appearance at the DNC Winter Meeting…

Developing…..CNN “a hostage situation that began at about 1 p.m. at the headquarters…. it is unclear how many people were being held.”

FoxNews confirmed: “Something is going on…” Man claiming to have a bomb demanding to speak to Sen. Clinton…identified as Troy Stanley…Leland Isonberg.

Witness says: “Man opened his coat and revealed a bomb strapped to his chest with duct tape.”

…more from WCVB Boston

…”An armed man” took people hostage Friday at a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office in New Hampshire, police said.

clintonhostagetaker.jpgfrom WBZ … “We are trying to establish contact with the person inside,” Rochester Police Capt. Callahan told WBZ’s Joe Shortsleeve. He would not comment when asked if the man is armed and dangerous. Callahan said the neighborhood has been secured and they have re-directed trafffic.

UPDATE: It’s over, man surrenders…AP has the wrap-up

Check out Coz on the radio

Our pal Mike, aka “The Coz” will be on the radio, this afternoon.

He will be performing some of his original tunes, and talking about his faith.  Should be interesting.

Break a leg, Coz.

Go here to listen, aprox 3P Central.

It’s Friday!

Life is good.

Friday links of note…….

VH looks at Sudan and marvels at the tolerance and respect shown by the local populace….Feeding Frenzy

Dr. Bulldog looks at more fallout from CNN Debate-gate…..LINK

Sunflower Desert looks at Gun Control……

Politico on Murtha’s 180 on the surge …..LINK

LATimes on “compassionless conservatism “…… LINK

NRO on “The Party of Disbelief” … LINK

Sound Politics on “Understanding Huckabee and the social conservatives” …. LINK

So, what are you reading?

This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread. Your thoughts and words are welcome here, as well as trackbacks, links, or whatever.

WFFOT: “He’s thread, Jim.”

PS: Nuke’s PIX — LSU over TN, OK over MO, Navy over Army, USC over UCLA, Oregon State over Oregon, BC over VT


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Thursday Night Classic

 Tony Bennett.

Clinton fundraiser canceled

More from the Trent Lott resignation story, from WSJ, by Mary Jacoby….

A Dec. 15 fund-raising event for Hillary Clinton at the home of prominent Mississippi trial laywer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs is off, now that Scruggs has been indicted for bribery.


Bill Clinton was set to be the star attraction at the event at Scruggs’s Oxford, Miss., home. Hillary Clinton wasn’t scheduled to attend. It was the first event that Scruggs, who made a fortune suing the tobacco industry in the 1990s, had offered to host for Clinton, a campaign spokesman said. It was canceled on Wednesday, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his home and the federal indictment was announced.

Unlike Norman Hsu, the apparel executive who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the campaign before it was revealed he’d been charged in California with fraud, Scruggs was not a Clinton “bundler” funneling donations from friends and associates, the campaign said.

Over the years, Scruggs has been a generous donor to Democrats, but he’s also given money to Republican candidates. He gave $4,200 to Clinton’s Senate campaign in 2005 but hadn’t made a donation yet to her presidential bid. Scruggs’s brother-in-law is Sen. Trent Lott (R., Miss.), who just announced his intention to leave the Senate before the end of the year.

Federal prosecutors in Mississippi have alleged that Scruggs tried to pass a $40,000 bribe to a state-court judge who was hearing a dispute between Scruggs and another lawyer over fees related to Hurricane Katrina litigation. Four others were indicted as well, including Scruggs’s son, Zachary, and another lawyer in the Scruggs law firm.

Hillary picks questions for CNN – GOP debate?

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard CNN referred to as Clinton News Network, I’d have a bunch of nickels.

So, imagine my surprise when I heard Bill Bennett refer to one of the YouTube questioners as a “member of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”

Oh, really.

I waited for CNN to post the transcript so I could get the Retired Brig General’s name…..

Keith Kerr, retired Colonel., U.S. Army; retired Brigadier General, California National Reserve

Well, a quick look at Hillary for President website speaks for itself. Sure enough, there he is…..see for yourself.

I took a screenshot cache of Hillary’s website, (just in case).


What an absolute failure of editorial control by CNN. The lack of disclosure is a complete breach of the public trust.

CNN Debate transcript

Cool Carl has more

Busted: Trent Lott’s bro-in-law lawyer Dickie Scruggs

Ho-Lee Cow!

The Trent Lott resignation announcement keeps spinning off  in crazy, interesting, and jaw-dropping directions.  The latest?  Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, the Gozillionaire Trial Lawyer, mover and shaker, big-time political player and Democrat donor was indicted on bribery charges.

Here is the report from C-L

 Multimillionaire trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs has been indicted on charges of conspiring to bribe a judge in the case involving $26.5-million in attorney fees involving Katrina claims.

Others indicted in the alleged scheme include Scruggs’ son, Zach, former State Auditor Steve Patterson and attorneys, Sidney Backstrom and Timothy Balducci.

According to the indictment, Lafayette County Circuit Judge Henry Lackey cooperated with the FBI in the investigation after reporting a bribery overture to authorities.

According to the indictment, Scruggs and others tried to influence Lackey by giving him $40,000 in cash to resolve the attorney fees’ dispute in favor of Scruggs’ law firm.

Some of the conversations between Balducci and Lackey were captured on tape.

Each are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, coverting property and wire fraud. If convicted on all counts, each of those indicted face up to 75 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.

What is next?  Stay tuned.

More (weird looking) 80’s bands with short names

From across the pond….The Clash…

Judge Charles Pickering for Senate?

Update:  G-Men raid Trent Lott’s Brother-in-law’s law firm.

The FBI confirmed this morning that a search warrant had been executed at the law firm headed by high-profile attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, who successfully sued Big Tobacco and has represented hundreds of policyholders suing insurance companies over Katrina damage.

FBI agents were barring all but employees from the office Tuesday during the ongoing search, which has been ongoing since 10:30 this morning.  Agents are searching for a specific document that is “ancillary” to Hurricane Katrina insurance litigation.


Leave it to Trent Lott to not just retire and be done with it. Lott’s resignation announcement yesterday has given rise to a raft of rumors and speculation ranging from Trent’s wanting to be able to game the new lobbying regulations by retiring before they take effect, to his trying to get out in front of rumors of a homosexual affair.

It has also given us political junkies something else to speculate about…his successor.

The general feeling is that Roger Wicker or Chip Pickering would be the logical frontrunners. But I read something earlier this evening that I thought was pretty interesting. I imagine Governor Barbour might just be chuckling a little bit just thinking about the possibilities. From Paul Bedard at the News Desk (USNews)

pickering.jpgIn a longshot campaign to use Sen. Trent Lott’s retirement as a slap to Democrats, Bush allies are pushing for Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour to choose retired federal Judge Charles Pickering, rejected by Democrats for higher office, as Lott’s replacement in the Senate.

“It would be the biggest in-your-face move if it happened,” said one proponent of the move. Pickering was nominated for a federal appeals court post in 2002 but was blocked, in part because of his antiabortion position as well as charges of racial insensitivity. He was renominated and given a recess appointment but eventually withdrew his name.

Proponents of picking Pickering, 70, say it would also help to revive the issue of the role of judges and presidential preferences on the eve of the 2008 presidential race. Pickering’s son, Rep. Chip Pickering, and Rep. Roger Wicker are considered the front-runners for the post, however, and GOP sources close to the situation say that Wicker has the advantage.

Well, Mr. Bedard may be right about Wicker having the advantage over Chip right now. However, if Gov. Barbour does appoint Judge Pickering to serve until November 2008, then his son Chip might be a little better positioned than those “GOP sources close to the situation” might think.

On eve of St. Pete debate: Huck surges into 2nd place

Huck-mentum in Florida……….

By Gary Reese
Florida Insider

November 27, 2007 — Mike Huckabee has moved into second place among Republican presidential hopefuls in Florida, according to a new InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research poll of likely voters in the Jan. 29 GOP Florida primary.

The poll’s results serve to ratchet up the drama as the Republican candidates prepare to debate on CNN Wednesday night from St. Petersburg, and InsiderAdvantage and the Florida Chamber of Commerce prepare to conduct an unprecedented poll that will determine the winner of the debate.

Here are the results of the pre-debate poll, conducted Sunday and Monday nights:

Question: “If the Florida Republican presidential primary election were held today, would you vote for…”

Rudy Giuliani (26%)
Mike Huckabee (17%)
John McCain (13%)
Mitt Romney (12%)
Fred Thompson (9%)
Ron Paul (3%)
Duncan Hunter (1%)
Tom Tancredo (1%)
Undecided (18%)

The poll was conducted Nov. 25 and 26 among 675 likely voters in the January Republican primary. It has a margin of error of about three-and-a-half percent. Southern Political Report

Still a large swath of undecided voters. This race is completely up for grabs.

Another grim milestone

from NowPublic.com…  10,000 islamic terror attacks since 9/11

In the mind-numbing aftermath of 9/11, who would have guessed that within just a few years American politicians would be campaigning on promises to ensure the comfort of incarcerated terrorists… that Hollywood writers would be generating reams of scripts replete with noble Muslim characters persecuted by fictitious American bigots… that footbaths would be making their way into airports and public universities… or that Muslim travelers would be chasing lawsuit dollars by scaring the hell out of fellow airline passengers with deliberately provocative behavior.

Welcome to this brave, new world, where even Osama bin Laden must be shaking his head over the spasm of Western butt-kissing that follows high-profile Islamic terror. Each new attack in the name of Allah seems to bring a fresh round of public groveling to the religion that inspires it – even if we can count on one hand the number of Muslims courageously calling the Islamic world to accountability for the violence. (h/t Rene’)

It is as much the responsibility of the Democratic Party to separate themselves from radical leftists as it is for moderate Muslims to separate themselves from radical Islamists.

The convergence of the radical left and radical islamists is the mortal enemy of Western democracy.


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80’s (weird looking) bands with short names

Rick Ocasik from the The Cars qualifies as a weird looking fellow. This is from the Candy-o LP from about 1981.

Dangerous Type

What to make of Hillary and Huma

Hugh Fitzgerald sums up the puzzlement quite nicely…

if the reports are to be believed, Huma Abedin remains, despite living in the West, a “deeply conservative” Muslim. We are entitled to assume, therefore, that she still regards the Qur’an as the uncreated and immutable Word of God. And we are entitled to consult that “Word of God” to find out what she believes. And that includes 9.5, and 9.29, and another hundred deeply disturbing and hate-filled verses. We are entitled to assume that she is familiar with the most “authentic” Hadith in the most authoritative collections. We are entitled to assume that she regards Muhammad as exemplary, uswa hasana, al-insan al-kamil, and that therefore she finds all of his behavior not only beyond criticism, but to be taken as a model: little Aisha, and the murders of Asma bint Marwan and Abu Afak, the decapitation of the 600-900 bound prisoners of the Banu Qurayza, the attack on the inoffensive Jewish farmers of the Khaybar Oasis, and so on.

hillhuma.jpgIs this close aide, this aide-de-camp, who may or may not be closer and more intimate with Hillary Clinton than anyone else on earth, really a deep admirer of that Muhammad? Is she a deep believer in the Qur’an, and therefore a supporter of the Shari’a, desirous naturally of removing all barriers to the spread of the faith of which she is not only an adherent by birth (born into it through no fault of her own), but apparently by conviction? She is, furthermore, the daughter of a Muslim preacher who went to Saudi Arabia, the place where the most rigorous and unmediated Islam is put into practice, and enforced at every level.

We have a right to know. And Huma Abedin, and her great and good friend, have a duty to tell us. With no counter-attacks, none of that manufactured indignation, none of that “I won’t dignify such scurrilous rumors” or “leave her alone, it’s her private life.” In this case, Huma’s friend is running for President. In this case, she wishes to be in control of the American government when war is being made on that government, and its people, and on Infidels everywhere, by Muslims acting in the name of Islam. And they are not doing so because they are “extremists,” but because they have chosen to use the instrument of warfare, or terror, rather than to use the instruments of Da’wa, and the Money Weapon, and demographic conquest that are being employed by tens or hundreds of millions of other Muslims.

This has to be cleared up. What does this woman so close to Hillary Clinton believe? And what does Hillary Clinton now believe, or allow herself to believe because she wishes to, because it makes her able to justify, or reconcile, her personal life and her political life? Or does she think there is nothing to worry about, or that no one has a right to raise this issue?

Excellent post, Mr. Fitzgerald. Thanks for all you do.

Hugh expounds into why Mrs. Clinton’s primary opponents are unlikely to ask these questions. Please read it all.

Muslim “yoots” riot in France (again)

Somebody might want to make a quick search to verify this, but flash-back to 2005, and nothing that the yoots did in the French rioting merited coverage by the MSM. If you got your news from anywhere but the right-of-center blogosphere, then there’s a good chance that you didn’t even know about it.

Compare that to the present situation involving the yoots, and the MSM is all over the story.

Anyone want to bet that it has to do with the fact that Sarkozy is a conservative?

Eight people were arrested and 21 police officers were injured — including the town’s police chief who was beaten in the face after he tried to negotiate with the rioters, a police official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Foxnews.com

Interestingly enough, even Fox News did not mention the fact that the yoots are muslims.

[That is because islam is a religion of peace, and the rioters who have been quoted chanting “allah ahkbar” have nothing to do with islam.]

Get it? Got it?  Goooooood.

Matchbox Blues

Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The good stuff for a rainy Sunday night.

Nite y’all.

The two-headed threat

Is there anyone left who fails to understand the nature of the jihadist threat facing this country? Anyone other than the leadership of the democrat party, and their allies in the MSM, and supporters of Ron Paul, that is?

I present two separate perspectives for your consideration. First is an analysis from Family Security Matters on the immediate threat posed by infiltrators, and the cover given to them by an American Fifth Column.

The second focuses more on the long-term threat, generational, and demographical in its nature.

Our country is facing what I consider to be the “perfect storm.”

We have a powerful foe in radical Islamofascists who want to destroy our country. They want to eliminate our constitutional Republic, replacing it with a government run under the totalitarian tenets of Sharia Law. And as they prey on the good will of the American people, extracting money under the guise of charity for the oppressed, they have mastered the American legal system and are effectively using it against us, even as they establish enclaves of radical ideology within the borders of the United States.

We have another foe in the American Fifth Column, a group of visionless lemmings adherent to the Marxist/Leninist dictums of Socialism, who promote political correctness and multiculturalism. This group champions a mythical one-world utopia over the principles of self-sufficiency, liberty and personal freedom. They promote a caretaker government that provides as many entitlements and services as can be established through the extraction of private income while empowering that same government as the arbiter of all societal parameters regardless of the liberties granted to us under the United States Constitution.

Lastly, we have an American citizenry, who, because institutionalized education has moved away from instilling critical thinking skills in deference to special interest indoctrination, doesn’t understand the ideology behind the principles that founded our nation. Couple this with the fact that our society has grown to be incredibly narcissistic, and you achieve a populace so apathetic and unaware of the critical events taking place directly in front of their faces – in real time – that their freedoms will have already been abolished before they are motivated to defend them.

read more at Family Security Matters

Next from Middle East Quarterly, Should Muslims Integrate into the West?

because Islamist jurists in the Arab world have considerable resources, they at times drown out or wear down more pro-assimilation voices. The collision between Western interpretations of personal freedom and some Islamist interpretations of Muslims’ rights and duties is inevitable. For mainstream Muslim jurists, Islam trumps all aspects of human activities.

Herein lays the challenge. Many ethnic and religious minorities seek to establish an autonomous sphere within multicultural societies, but only Arab Muslim jurists consider such an autonomous sphere to constitute a substitute for the liberal state itself. Many ethnic and religious minorities attempt to speak for their countries of origin through the political systems of their adopted countries, but only Arab Muslim jurists regard their Muslim nation as overstretching the boundaries of all nation-states in its political demands.

How then should liberal nation-states, using the principals of liberalism and multiculturalism as their shield, deal with individuals who resist their very existence? How can Western societies distinguish between those Muslims who seek a place for their beliefs and traditions within a pluralistic framework and those who adhere to a school committed to the destruction of that framework? Perhaps a good point of departure would be to understand that it is not veils that matter, but the individuals and ideas that are behind them.

Bush hates frogs

Rapper Kanye West went on a BDS rant during a live fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Katrina with his famous declaration that “George Bush hates black people.”

Not to be outdone, Kieran Suckling (her actual name, no kidding), policy director for the Center for Biological Diversity, informs us that George Bush hates frogs, too.

Is there no limit to this man’s hatred? Heh™. source

Once plentiful across the Gulf Coast, the Mississippi gopher frog has dwindled down to just a few hundred specimens in three south Mississippi ponds.

A lawsuit filed this month in federal court says the gopher frog and four other species in danger of extinction are the victims of political corruption. The suit, filed by the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, alleges Bush administration appointees to the Department of Interior overruled the opinions of scientists in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and failed to provide protection and habitat for the near-extinct animals. [snip]

[Will] Hodges said the Mississippi gopher frog may be “fairly obscure,” but he said that is no reason to let the species go extinct.
“If we concede on the gopher frog, what is the next species? … you have to draw a line somewhere.”

Director Suckling and Hodges, whose official title is “Biodiversity Advocate,” (how does one get a gig like that?) forgot to mention one rather interesting detail. The count of gopher frogs has increased in recent years. Five years ago, fewer than 100 adult gopher frogs were known to exist. The headline could have read, “frog population triples in 5 years,” but then all of that BDS would have just gone to waste.

The Church of the Goracle demands a sacrifice

I can think of a lot of adjectives to describe the Gormon movement, but one just seems better than most:


Fox is reporting the latest sacrifice for saving the planet  —  human sacrifice, that is…..

Giving birth is a burden on the world. This is according to British born, Toni Vernelli, 35, who had an abortion 10 years ago to ensure her carbon footprint would be kept to a minimum, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported Sunday.

Vernelli — who works for an environmental charity — was later sterilized to help “protect the planet”, the Mail reported.

Now, before y’all go saying this is just some isolated nut, I think you might want to read the original article at The Daily Mail.

Also, Romans 1:20, which may encourage us to call Gormonism by an even more accurate adjective:


Nuke to the Future

The portable nuclear reactor is the size of a hot tub. It’s shaped like a sake cup, filled with a uranium hydride core and surrounded by a hydrogen atmosphere. Encase it in concrete, truck it to a site, bury it underground, hook it up to a steam turbine and, voila, one would generate enough electricity to power a 25,000-home community for at least five years.

The company Hyperion Power Generation was formed last month to develop the nuclear fission reactor at Los Alamos National Laboratory and take it into the private sector. If all goes according to plan, Hyperion could have a factory in New Mexico by late 2012, and begin producing 4,000 of these reactors.

Hyperion spokesman Deborah Blackwell commented on several practical applications for the “nuclear battery.” “The lab is doing a lot of work on oil shales and oil sands, but there’s no way to get power to those facilities,” Blackwell says. “So, this nuclear battery would be brought in and that would provide the power to run a small city of industrial use.”

Blackwell also envisions that the battery could be used at military bases, as well as in the developing world, where poverty is a product of a lack of electricity and clean drinking water.

NP NowPublic

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Colonel Reb is Cryin’

Update:  Ogeron gets canned. 

An improbable win, and I love it!

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State’s offense couldn’t get in synch for three-and-a-half quarters Friday afternoon, but the Bulldogs manufactured three scores in the final 7:51 to rally and post an improbable 17-14 comeback victory over arch-rival Mississippi in the 104th meeting between the teams in the Battle for the Golden Egg at Davis Wade Stadium.

With the victory, MSU improved to 7-5 overall, 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference, and virtually assured itself of its first postseason bowl bid since the 2000 season. With the loss, UM fell to 3-8 and ended the season winless (0-8) in league competition.

Adam Carlson’s 48-yard field goal with just 12 seconds to go proved to be the game-winner, but that was just the conclusion to a fairy-tale ending in the Bulldogs’ win.

The comeback of comebacks started with the Rebels leading 14-0 and gaining possession of the ball with 12:44 remaining in regulation. After the Bulldogs forced a fourth-and-1 at the UM 49-yard line, the Rebels questionably decided to go for the first down. But the Bulldog defense stuffed UM running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis for a loss of two and State took over possession.

Having mustered only four first downs in the entire game to that point, a seemingly different State offense took charge. The Bulldogs drove 46 yards on six plays, a march capped by a four-yard touchdown pass from Wesley Carroll to Anthony Dixon that trimmed the lead to 14-7 with 7:51 to go.

The Rebels, who would not manufacture another first down the rest of the game, were to forced to punt after three downs on their next possession. On the ensuing drive, the Bulldogs seemed primed to tie the score, moving the ball to the UM 12. But those hopes were dashed when a Carroll pass was intercepted at the 10 by Ashlee Palmer and returned 28 yards. Just under seven minutes remained at that point.

The MSU defense would come up strong again on the next drive, again stopping the Rebels on three downs. Then, the game-turning play would come on the resulting punt. Bulldog Derek Pegues, who UM had made an effort to kick away from all day, picked up a Rebel punt that was purposely kicked short to avoid him again, split a number of Rebel defenders, and returned the ball 75 yards for a touchdown. The incredible play, paired with Carlson’s extra point, knotted the score at 14-14 with 2:38 to go.

Then, the Bulldog stopper unit did its job once again, forcing another Mississippi punt after three downs. The ensuing punt gave State the ball on its own 35 with just 36 seconds left in the game.

Carroll then went to work, completing two passes for 23 yards and producing an 11-yard run of his own, to get the Bulldogs into field goal range. Carroll would hit Tony Burks for 17 yards to put the Bulldogs in field goal range at the UM 31. Carlson then came on to nail his 48-yard winner, which was the longest field goal connection of his career.

Up until the beginning of that scenario, the Rebels had dominated game from scrimmage, outgaining the Bulldogs 290 yards to just 144 in the first three quarters. UM had 20 first downs to State’s four in that time frame and the Bulldogs just looked completely out of synch on offense.

Despite the large discrepancy in ball movement in the first half, only one touchdown was mustered by either squad, and that came on Mississippi’s opening possession of the contest. The Rebels marched 75 yards on 12 plays on the drive and capped it with a 14-yard touchdown run by Green-Ellis.

The only other scoring threat of the half would come when UM ate up over eight minutes of the second quarter clock with a 13-play, 48-yard drive that stalled at the State 20-yard line. From there, Rebel place-kicker Joshua Shene’s 37-yard field goal attempt bounced off the left upright and fell to the ground.

After holding State on three downs to open the second half, Mississippi used a methodical march to gain their 14-0 lead in the contest. The Rebels went 49 yards on 12 plays and, facing a third-and-11 at the MSU 13-yard line, quarterback Brent Schafer found a wide open Shay Hodge in middle of the endzone for a touchdown pass.

The teams would then go scoreless until the midway point of the fourth quarter, when the Bulldogs finally got on the board to start their unbelievable rally for the victory. stats, quotes, and stuff

Yes, it’s true, Colonel Reb is Cryin’….


This looks like a good spot for the World Famous Friday Open Thread. State beats Ole Miss, A&M is shutting out UT, Arkansas is leading LSU(???), and Nebraska has forgotten how to play defense, and gave up over 60 points for the second or third time this year.

WFFOT: It’s rivalry weekend in college football. And, it don’t get better than this.

The Great WKRP Turkey Drop

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. ….. Enjoy!

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of cigars and turkeys

Thanksgiving has, in recent years, become a controversial holiday in some quarters. While most Americans are content to simply gorge themselves on the barnyard animal of their choice, some people choose to focus on some of the more unpleasant historical events surrounding this holiday.

I’m not one of them.

While it is true that I am not shy about ocaisionally courting controversy, on this subject I prefer to keep my world view as uncluttered as possible. To put it simply, I love Thanksgiving.

I love having a paid day off to spend with my family. I love going to my mother’s house to gorge myself on turkey (dark meat only, by the way, ’cause it’s the best), stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. If you’re wondering why there’s no mention of vegetables, it’s because I don’t eat them. A slice or two of cherry pie, and some hot black coffee goes down nicely by way of dessert.

And finally, the best part: a cigar with my Dad, along with a wee tipple o’ the Irish (Bushmill’s Black Bush, for those of you who care about such things).

And I have much to be thankful for: family and friends who care about me and put up with me even when I’m being insufferable. I’m thankful that I live in a country where I have the right to openly criticize my government without fear of reprisal, and where I have the luxury of doing something as ridiculously self-indulgent as expressing my views on a blog, at a time when there are many living in parts of the world that are so dangerous that the citizens can’t even take it for granted that they will still be alive at the end of the day.

For all of things and many more, I am truly thankful. My warmest Thanksgiving wishes to all!


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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"ONE HELL OF A WRITER"--Derrick Jensen, award-winning author of Endgame~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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