Hunter exposes Democrat plans for defeat

nancy_harry_failure.gifDuncan Hunter’s letter which was read on the Rush Limbaugh Show this afternoon takes a close look at some of the shenanigans included in Nancy Pelosi’s effort to lose the War in Iraq.

I believe I heard that Harry Reid supports it, and will fight for it in the Senate, even though he knows he doesn’t have the votes.


See for yourself. Here is the letter ….. hunter.pdf

Justice, Equality, Boobs

 Bra-burning is just so….20th Century….Feminists in Sweden have a new cause de celeb,  

Topless Swimming!

Speaking to The Local, Ragnhild Karlsson , 22, explained the womens’ motives for swimming without bikini tops.

“It’s a question of equality. I think it’s a problem that women are sexualized in this way. If women are forced to wear a top, shouldn’t men also have to?” […]

Sweden’s Equal Opportunities Ombudsman is expected to decide later this month whether or not to take up the case of the topless bathers.

Now how can you argue with that? Heh.  Especially with Global Warming and all that.  These poor girls are just trying to stay cool, as well as reduce the amount of …..heck, what am I saying?

How many males are going to be against this proposal?


Laying out the rules…

Scrappleface (Scott Ott) offers his own unique perspective on tonight’s Democrat debate on CNN…..(Snicker Alert!)

wolf.jpg (2007-11-15) — Officials with the Nevada Democratic Party and CNN today granted a request from Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign that the former First Lady be allowed time during tonight’s presidential debate to deliver rebuttals to any statements she makes with which she disagrees.

The concession, granted only to Sen. Clinton, will help “prevent the debate from becoming a circus in which the reporters ‘play gotcha’ and the other candidates spend the night piling on the presumptive Democrat nominee,” according to a joint statement from the event sponsors issued through the Clinton campaign.

debate.jpgDuring a recent debate in Philadelphia, Sen. Clinton found herself at odds with her position on granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. However, her campaign felt she didn’t get adequate time to refute her remarks on the issue.

“In all fairness,” said CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who will moderate the Nevada debate, “Sen. Clinton, as the presumptive nominee, should not have to remain silent while one of the candidates mis-characterizes her positions, even if she happens to be that candidate. When that happens, we’ll give her a minute to respond.”

I heard that Wolf drew a line in the sand about having Ms. Clinton’s campaign write all the questions. Heh.

still smoking, and proud of it

I love smoking. There, I said it. It takes a certain amount of testicular fortitude to say this nowadays, but it’s just so liberating to say it out loud! I think I’ll say it again: I adore smoking!

To me, smoking a pipe or a cigar is one of life’s great pleasures, akin to a fine whiskey or wine, or a nice cup of coffee or tea. My fascination with the pipe goes back to my childhood, when “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and “The Lord of the Rings” were among my favorite reading.

Whenever I fill my pipe–perhaps a Sasieni made back in the 1920’s out of briar that was 100 years old back then–with a fine matured Virginia, sit back, light up, see the ember glowing in the bowl, and taste the exquisite flavor, my mind and soul find peace. There really is nothing to compare to the taste of the Virginia, the feel of the warm briar in my hand, and the visual beauty of the finely grained wood. They all combine into one of the most satisfying sensory experiences known to man.

And yet, because I indulge in this pleasurable and completely legal activity, I am basically one step above a child molester in the eyes of the politically correct. In fact, I’m not sure that the child molesters are not held in higher esteem in those quarters.

The ridiculous extremes that the anti-smoking movement has come to is best illustrated by the case of Scott Rodrigues, an employee of the Scots company who was fired, not for smoking on company time, but simply for being a smoker. This sad story can be read here.

Of course, this should come as no surprise, as the Scotts company is run by a martinet named Jim Hagedorn. Scotts employees are urged to take exhaustive health-risk assessments. Those who refuse pay $40 a month more in premiums for their group health insurance.

Using data-mining software, company analysts scour the physical, mental, and family health histories of nearly every employee and cross-reference that information with insurance-claims data. Health coaches identify which employees are at moderate to high risk. All of them are assigned a health coach who draws up an action plan. Those who don’t comply get whacked for another $67 a month.

This is an unconscionable invasion of privacy.

Some argue that smoking drives up health care costs, and that is no doubt true. So do a lot of things. But the only ones who get fired are the smokers. Not the drinkers, not the overweight, not the reckless drivers. Just the smokers. If one is going to argue that health care costs should be the sole yardstick for social policy, then one could logically argue in favor of prohibiting any woman over the age of 40 from conceiving a child, since beyond that age the chances of having a high risk (and therefore, very costly) pregnancy increase exponentially. Clearly, no one is advocating such an odious policy, at least not yet. 28 States have passed laws prohibiting the firing of smokers just for being smokers, but sadly Massachusetts is not one of them.

So I was pleasantly surprised to find this article in the normally liberal Boston Globe. Of course the author, Alex Beam, has a history of being a little out of step with his liberal employers, which is, of course, why I like him. I’m just amazed he’s managed to keep his job this long.

I was so impressed with this article that I have added a link to Dr. Siegal’s blog over on my blog. I encourage everyone to read how one brave physician is putting his career on the line by standing up to the politically correct anti-smoking radicals.

Now, without further ado, I am going to shut off this blasted computer, fill my Sasieni Four Dot (that’s a pipe, for the uninitiated) with Peretti’s Park Square (a nice Virginia/Perique blend), fill a glass with Old Bushmill’s, and continue reading my Conan Doyle.


“taking up a glowing cinder with the tongs and lighting with it the long cherry-wood pipe which was wont to replace his clay when he was in a disputatious rather than a meditative mood”–Dr. John H. Watson

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Rory Gallagher and his strat (circa 1985).

This is great. It even has a fat, balding, middle age guy in the audience, stoned out of his gourd, obviously lost for about 15 years, but enjoying himself playing his air guitar right along with the band, heh…..

Nite y’all.


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