Friday, July 21, 2006

Islamic Chutzpah

Earlier this week we blogged about Princess Mahmoud and how for a couple years he's been spouting about the coming Islamic Storm that will annihilate Israel blah blah blah, but now that he has his chance to fire up his tanks, ships, and planes to protect the Muslim Peoples of Lebanon from the raiding Zionist Horde, he's opting to call upon the UN to come make Nicey Nice.

I'm not a huge fan of profanity in blogging but I know of no other way to put this, so here goes: Check out this similarly tough-talking punk ass bitch.

I only regret that I don't have time to Photoshop his head onto the body of an eleven year tap dancer named Nancy.



Speak, Kofi, Speak! ? See Kofi speak

I hope to meet President Lahoud. But I think when it comes to 1559, let us be clear here: a large part of the mandate has been fulfilled. The key elements of the mandate were to ensure that Syrian military redeployed out of Lebanon; that has been done. That the security apparatus is withdrawn; and they have done that. And that free and fair elections were organized; and that has also happened. As to the issue of disarmament of the militia, this is something that we are discussing with the Lebanese, it is the Lebanese Government that will have to do it. We are discussing it with them and they will have to determine when and how to do it.

Pic Post

Some pictures for you. All apologies to those of you on slow connections.


Spotted Apatelodes, on a window screen, actual size:

Click for closeup (200k): mothbig.jpg

Prehistoric little critter, eh?


I was one of the Quarter-million earlier this week, for roughly 23 hours. I had just gotten home from the gym and there were stormclouds moving in but it was totally calm. Forty-five seconds later, no lie: ubergale force winds. I swear I saw rotating clouds overhead, but then I heard that "freight train" sound, soiled myself like a New York Times shareholder looking at the latest subscription numbers, and ran inside.

Crabapple down:

White pine down:


And lastly:

Prepare for Liftoff !!!

Remember these things?

I think all the ones I ever owned were muscle-powered, not powered by rubber band, but whatever.

American Leftists were pissed at Barbara Boxer for voicing support for Joe Lieberman, heads spinning slowly...

Well, go at throttle up!!!!

Bill Clinton to campaign for Lieberman

Oh dear.

UPDATE: KosKidz react!!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Reach of Ace

One thing that is cool about being linked in the content of a blog with lots of traffic is seeing where all the visitors visit from. Below appears a map of some of the traffic at the height of Ace's referrals to 4rwws today.

Taiwan, Anchorage, Canberra, Hawaii, Fort McMurray in beautiful Alberta..., neat.

And someone from Avondale, which is right around the corner from here.

It's Odd at Ace's Place

Is Glenn Greenwald posing and making glamorous comments about himself?

Ace of Spades HQ

Gosh who knows? But what if...

UPDATE: Ace-a-lanche! Can someone tell me how to throw together a Tip Jar lickety-split???

Prepare thyself....

...then click.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Let's get it on

From Power Line

Linky Love

Incumbants try to shake do-nothing image.

Yeah. Good luck with that.

American's bitching about not being evacuated fast enough.

Gee, let's think. Where can we go for vacation? Hey, I know, let's go to a country where the bottom half of the nation is controlled by a terrorist group! Yeah, that's a great idea!

I swear, what are these people smoking? Did the USA send these people to Lebanon? No, except for the minority who work in the embassy. Did the USA force these people to go to Beirut? Nope. They all went on their own, and now they're whining about not getting evacuated soon enough when the fit hit the shan.

Cry me a river, spanky. And I'll whip out the world smallest violin to play "My Heart Bleeds For You" while you use up a box of Kleenex tissues.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Oh Our Sweet Princess

This was made clear Friday, when Ahmadinejad, speaking in a provincial tour, called on the "international community" to end the conflict by "restraining Israel." This was strange coming from a man who, before the current fighting, had vowed to destroy Israel on more than a dozen occasions.
Heh. What a pansie!

Talkin' tough, then dressing up sweet for Kofi.


Facing a Bleak Future

Ah well we all knew it would be that way when we voted for the AWOLChimp.

A profitable company is to shutter a factory it built in 1992 as part of a much-hailed visionary strategy to take advantage of technology. But now it is just a cost to be cut. Eight hundred jobs, many of them well-paying blue collar positions (supposedly an endangered species) will disappear, while managerial and professional jobs are being protected.
Rethuglicans strike again.

Downsizing the New York Times

Cue Tom Petty!

Stupid Pet Tricks

Hezbollah kills --> UN snoozes.

Jews get to killin' (disproportionately, natch) --> Annan calls for beefed-up U.N. force in Lebanon.

Good boy!

Brother, can you spare a dime?

Because it looks like the Army needs it.

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — A diversion of dollars to help fight the war in Iraq has helped create a $530 million shortfall for Army posts at home and abroad, leaving some unable to pay utility bills or even cut the grass.

In San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston hasn't been able to pay its $1.4 million monthly utility bill since March, prompting workers in many of the post's administrative buildings to get automated disconnection notices.

This just chaps my hide. The US Government spends billions upon billions of dollars on all kinds of programs. Most programs have had their budgets increased. And yet the military is still scraping by.

This either needs to be fixed soon, or you're going to see a huge failure of equipment and manpower in the near future.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Let's Get Informed !!!

Juan Cole is wee-weeing his pants because the President said "shit".

On his site he has a link to this book, which took me back to this.

UPDATE: ! Fabulous ! Flashbacks !

QUIZ: Is the image below an original from the book, or altered, to make it look idiotic?

Prepare to Puke

Hot Air ? Blog Archive ? Which side is the NYT on?

Because they're better than anyone else

Judges are now allowed to pack pistols while on duty in New York.

So tell me, if judges are in such danger that they're allowed to pack a pistol while on the bench, in a courthouse, with some of the highest security you can find in a city, what about the rest of us poor bastards who have to live our lives without all the security enhancements? Try getting a concealed carry permit in NYC, and see what happens. I have a better chance of growing a third arm than getting a permit to carry concealed in New York.

But I guess those judges are more equal than us, eh?

Look, I'm not pissed because they're allowed to pack some heat, I'm pissed that they're allowed to carry while the plebes are told to fuck off on a daily basis. Yes, judges make some enemies, and in New York some of those enemies have a long reach. But I guarantee that there are parts of the city that are more dangerous than any courtroom could ever be, and the people who live there are not allowed to protect themselves with a handgun. But a judge is allowed to carry a concealed pistol while sitting in one of the most protected environments the city can provide.

To me, that's elitism, plain and simple. Anyone see it a different way?

Take off your hats

and bow your heads. A visionary has died today.

Robert Brooks, the chairman of Hooters of America, Inc. who made his fortune selling chicken wings served by scantily clad waitresses, was found dead at his home Sunday, officials said. He was 69.

Seriously, is there any more manly a place? Beer, sports, hotwings, and hot women in skimpy clothing.

Brooks was a man's man.

Cache of Linkz

Anti-war in Tel Aviv.

Jacques Chirac's two faces.

Power Line: Dr. Goebbels, call your office

Pajamas Media: The Israel-Hezbollah War Part Ten

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sunday talk shows: The Democrats were relentless today

It's all Bush's fault. The most common "meme" was that "we don't have the respect and partnership of other nations so we are powerless to influence what is happening in Lebanon".

Oy! Like maybe if we were better friends with France, Bush and Chirac could do a joint presser, and Hezbolla would stand down, thinking: "Holy shit! Jacques is pissed! Let's get back to tea!"


And then there was Joe Biden with Tim Russert, saying we need to get one on one with North Korea and say: "Hey Jack, this is the way it's gonna be."

No, he really did say "Hey Jack".


Biden said we should get with North Korea one on one and tell them if they do the right things we won't mess with them but if they do the wrong things we will. And he was SERIOUS.

The crack squad at NBC didn't have the appropriate graphic ready, naturally.

Ace saw the same kind of thing.

Linky Love

Glenn Reynolds says he and others are throwing up their hands regarding the Middle East. I think we all should, at Step Four.

Step One: Drill ANWR.

Step Two: Pay Gulf Coast states to allow drilling off their shores.

Step Three: Sign a mutual defense treat with Israel.

Step Four: Wash hands. Rinse well.


Misery, with Arab child abuse.


The New York Times is on the other side. So are the Kos Kidz.

Power Line: "It would have required courage to hang out with the Mahdi Army, if there were any likelihood that a member of the Iraqi 'insurgency' would regard a representative of the New York Times as an enemy."


Gingrich says it's World War III. Moi aussi.


Following the reported ultimatum.