A Memory From Sock Hop Days

This came out when I was in junior high and was a sock hop favorite. I wish *I* was a sock hop favorite in junior high but, at 5’8″, I was about a foot taller than all the young men my age.

By high school, I was a big AC/DC fan.

“Penitents Compete”…The Game Show!

Eternal Salvation or No Eternal Salvation?

Turkish television Kanal T is launching a game show where a Muslim imam, a Christian Priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk try to convert 10 atheists, reports Reuters. Converts win the pilgrimage of their chosen faith: Mecca for Muslims, the Vatican for Christians, Jerusalem for Jews and Tibet for Buddhists.

Honestly, isn’t it enough that faith in God is attacked from every conceivable direction already?
A game show to see which religious faith(which oddly includes the death cult of islam) can convert the most atheists?
Why stop there, why not a game show to see how many Darwinist can be converted to Creationist?
Or how many liberals can be converted to patriots?
Clearly this isn’t a program by and for secularists, but by and for atheists.

In one of those strange convergences of cosmic flatulence, I find myself in agreement with the ‘Religious Affairs Directorate’ of Turkey.

“Doing something like this for the sake of ratings is disrespectful to all religions,” says High Board of Religious Affairs Chairman Hamza Aktan, “Religion should not be a subject for entertainment programs.”

Since I am a Texan, and can’t or won’t ululate in Arabic, I will just say “damn straight!”

*CROSS-POSTED*
At LGF2.

Eat more lard: it’s good for you!

Lard.  Lardo.  Lard bucket.  Lard arse,

Lard is misunderstood?

Who’da thunk it?

(from Regina Schrambling, writing at Slate)

manteca-lardYou could even argue that lard is good for you. As Jennifer McLagan points out in her celebrated book Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, With Recipes, lard’s fat is also mostly monounsaturated, which is healthier than saturated fat. And even the saturated fat in lard has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol. Not to mention that lard has a higher smoking point than other fats, allowing foods like chicken to absorb less grease when fried in it. And, of course, fat in general has its upsides. The body converts it to fuel, and it helps absorb nutrients, particularly calcium and vitamins.

What matters more, though, is that lard has become the right ingredient at the right time. It fits perfectly into the Michael Pollan crusade to promote foods that have been processed as minimally as possible: Your great-grandmother surely cooked with it, so you should, too.

Dang, I can just taste my grandmother’s homemade biscuits.

Mmmmmmmmmmm.

What’s old is new again!

The Dhimwit Of The Month For May Goes To “24”

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The Religion Of Peace, in keeping with its tradition of selecting the most deserving recipient for this dubious honor, didn’t have as difficult a time as in previous months.

They state, in their citation:

CAIR honchos no doubt cheered the seventh season finale, as Kiefer Sutherland’s character, uber-patriot Jack Bauer, was literally on his knees before Allah. Presumably dying of poison in the plot, the agent who once defended America from Islamic terrorism literally invites a local imam into his hospital room – of whom he can beg forgiveness and pray with in his “final moments.”
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With Jack Bauer’s deathbed “Shahada,” the producers may have finally jumped the Muslim shark. Let’s hope so. The series can hardly get any worse. Janeane Garofalo was actually cast as an FBI intelligence agent, which is wrong on many levels. (credibility-wise, it isn’t terribly clear how she managed to beat out Barney Rubble for the role).

Well said and written!
I gave up on “24” several years ago, not because it had “jumped the shark,” but because it jumped on and off frequently, in the same episodes. Honestly, how many times can terrorist escape a completely surrounded building?

In any event, after they took last year off, and returned for the 2009 season, I thought I would at least see if the show would be an improvement of the ridiculous product they had been foisting on viewers since the first season. It started out interesting, and then it happened. It was in the last half hour of the show, when, during a commercial break, a ‘PSA’ featuring the actress playing POTUS, came on and proceeded to proselytize about global warming. I immediately switched channels, never to return for the remainder of the season, but was informed by friends some of the additional nonsense that ensued, culminating with Jack calling for an imam on his (supposed) death bed.

A friend of mine had recorded it, and I had to see it for myself.
While they panned back, and you couldn’t hear what was said, it left me wondering if Jack did mutter the “shahada.”

So, I fully extend my congratulations to the cast and writers of “24” for their well deserved honor. It isn’t every year when such a clear message of dhimmitude is expressed by a prime time drama series.

Filed This Under…I WANT ONE!

The potential for fun with this portable picnic popper, is endless!

Obama:Time’s Man Of The Year?

Really?
This guy?

obama-spleef

I need not delve into their justification for selecting this stoner. I’m certain it is because he is the first biracial PEOTUS, and not because he is the least experienced, least known candidate in the history of this country.

Spleef on, B-HO.
Your Lapdog loves you.

Tech hooks Horns

With 1 second remaining, Texas Tech’s star receiver Michael Crabtree caught a Graham Harrell TD pass for a dramatic, come-from-behind 39-33 victory over the top ranked Texas Longhorns.

Lubbock will be a party town tonight.

The look on Texas QB Colt McCoy’s face on the sideline was one of stunned disbelief.

On the game’s final play, back to back unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on the crowd caused Tech to have to kick-off from their own 7 yard line. With the home crowd packed around the end zones and the sidelines waiting for the celebration, a squib kick, two Texas laterals, and an intercepted lateral officially ended the game.

Pandemonium!!!

After the game, Crabtree told the ABC interviewer, “I dreamed this, and it happened!”

November college football.

It doesn’t get any better than this.

Update: read more at rivals.com

A Glimpse Into The Future With Obama As President.

Usually the measure of a President’s success is, their accomplishments in the first one hundred days, not the first two.

Hopiness=Dopiness.

VOTE REPUBLICAN.

Freaky Friday Financials

Halloween arrived a week early in the financial markets this morning, as a sharp sell-off in the Asian markets is leading to a similar move on Wall Street. TEOTWAWKI? {cue spooky music}

Selling pressure is very strong in pre-market activity this morning. Futures trading is halted until 9:30 am Eastern.

Hang in there folks. It’s going to be a crazy day.

Update: (peaking out from the fortified bunker) … Thirty minutes into the trading day … No, the sky hasn’t fallen … yet.

Here are the headlines from cnbc.com

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Good for your heart

from the Daily Mail

A bullied office worker has been awarded £5,000 after her boss raised his right buttock from his chair and broke wind in her direction.

Humiliated mother-of-three Theresa Bailey, 43, was the only woman on a sales team where “laddish” behaviour made her life a misery, and continued despite complains to senior managers.

Flatulence is now considered bullying? Dang… 8th grade boys around the world are now bullies. Who’d a thunk it?

I wonder if this also applies to the hand-under-the armpit fake flatulence?

Not to mention the effect all this flatulence has on global warming.

I might understand this if Ms. Bailey were a single woman.  But, c’mon.  How many women who have been married more than 2 or 3 days, are surprised about the sheer volume of flatulence coming from their husband?  Humiliated, even!  Give me a break.  It’s a true sign of a happy marriage when the wife feels comfortable enough to break wind at home in the presence of her spouse.  Now that’s women’s liberation that I can understand.

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This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread: A free-flatulence speech zone.
Comments, questions, linkage, and track backs are welcome.

WFFOT: A fart is a terrible thing to waste.

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Crash and Burn

Awww Dang

Both Eliot Spitzer and Dickie Scruggs crash and burn in the same week.

Who’d a thunk it?

Oxford lawyer Dickie Scruggs and his law partner Sidney Backstrom entered surprise guilty pleas today in a federal judicial bribery trial that has shaken the Mississippi legal community.

Dickie Scruggs and Backstrom each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to bribe an elected official, which carries a penalty of five years in prison. But prosecutors are recommending a 2 1/2-year sentence for Backstrom. They each would have to pay $250,000 in fines plus court costs, under the recommendation. If the two had been convicted of all counts in the federal indictment, they each would have faced a maximum of 75 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines.

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h/t n2l

Looming Lightbulb Liability—–(LLL)

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I saw this one coming months ago when California wanted to make these little toxic bombs mandatory. Now people are waking up to the fact that not every energy saving idea that comes down the ‘pike is a good one. Remember when mercury was going to kill us all? Mercury from the old mines in our ground water, mercury in our homes, mercury in the fish we eat, and the Mercury parked in your driveway. (just kidding about the driveway) Anyway, the powers that be thought it would be good to bring it right back into your house via the CFL bulb. But the good news is people have noticed.

The speeding freight train carrying toxic waste liability for makers, sellers and purchasers of compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or CFLs, was only faintly audible in the distance last spring when this column first warned of it. Now we’re beginning to see that environmentalist-stoked train speed toward its victims, whom President Bush and Congress just finished tying to the tracks.

CFLs and all other fluorescent lightbulbs require special clean-up and disposal procedures because they contain small amounts of mercury, which is neurotoxic at sufficiently high exposures. For example, you’re not supposed to vacuum breakage or toss used bulbs in household trash.

Despite these clean-up and disposal hassles, environmental groups, bulb makers and retailers relentlessly have promoted CFL use as a strategy for reducing electricity consumption and the power plant emissions allegedly causing global warming.

Eco-activist groups, such as Environmental Defense, which historically have agitated to banish toxic substances from homes, workplaces and the environment, surprisingly have said that the mercury in CFLs is nothing to worry about.

But this new posturing flies in the face of the multitude of scary activist-inspired studies that hyperventilate about potential health risks from the slightest exposures to mercury, not to mention a 1987 article in Pediatrics reporting real-life mercury poisoning of a 23-month old from a broken fluorescent light bulb.

Bush and Congress joined the CFL promotion racket, too. The energy bill enacted last December mandates that traditional incandescent bulbs be phased out starting in 2012. CFLs pretty much are the only alternative.

Now here’s the part I was talking about. Mercury bad, but if we can make money, mercury good. As always,
Follow The Money

But while CFL-mandating legislation was pending in Congress, the enviros did a temporary flip-flop: Environmental Defense began pooh-poohing mercury concerns stating, “In short, the exposure from breaking a CFL is in about the same range as the exposure from eating a can or two of tuna fish.”

Two ounces of tuna used to be a horror, but in the name of CFLs, two cans became no problem.

The Associated Press reported in 1992 that fluorescent light bulbs were helping to “poison the Everglades with toxic mercury, threatening humans [and wildlife].”

In December 2000, a Massachusetts newspaper reported in an article entitled “Environmentalists Call for Mercury Product Ban” that the Massachusetts governor had proposed that trash-burning incinerators develop plans to separate fluorescent light bulbs and other mercury-containing consumer products from waste.

The business fantasy is for the nation’s 4 billion-plus light sockets to sport CFLs. There’s much more ka-ching in selling 4 billion $5 light bulbs as opposed to incandescent bulbs costing $0.75. But what about the mercury problem that may impose substantial liabilities on businesses and consumers faster than CFL light bulbs turn on?

First mercury was dangerous. Then, temporarily, it became no big deal. Now that the Greens have caught us in the CFL trap, they’re reverting to form on mercury — all to cause the sort of chaos resulting in increased government control of our lives.

As Johnny Cash sang, “I hear the train a-comin’, it’s rollin’ round the bend. …” The question is: Will President Bush and Congress just leave us on the tracks?

Steven Milloy publishes JunkScience.com and DemandDebate.com. He is a junk science expert, advocate of free enterprise and an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Hillary Gets Walloped

Obama’s 25 point victory over Mrs. Clinton marks six straight. I’m going to file this under “who’d a thunk it?”

No, it’s not over yet. But, it sure is starting to feel like it.

For many of us on the Right, there is a bit of Hillaryfreude. Watching Doyle and Henry resign, and Maggie (Vince Foster) Williams take over Team Hillary, brings back memories of everything we loathe about the Clinton machine. Still, if Senator Gravitas is able to hold off Hillary’s last firewall in Texas and Ohio, think of all the opposition research that will go to waste.

I guess it’s time to get busy putting together the Obama File. Please feel free to post your best links.

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