Thursday, August 31, 2006

GLENN FORD 1916-2006

There used to be a time when Hollywood had "real" stars; Glenn Ford was one of them. Today, you don't find actors that command your attention when they enter a scene like Ford did. He always looked great in uniform, too.

I can't think of a bad Glenn Ford movie. I loved him in "Gilda" but that could be a Rita Hayworth thing, I don't know.

Ford was a Captain in the US Naval Reserves. Obit from the LA Times.



Are you having troubling figuring out how to gain entry into those fortified airline cockpits? Well, you no longer have to worry. This article will have you inside the cockpit and at the controls within 30 minutes or your money back.

Enjoy your flight.


Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Updating "Unhinged in Utah." Cindy Sheehan had to drop out of "Moonbats on parade," but that hasn't put a damper on the event as 1000 plus hit the streets. Here's a snippet from The Salt Lake Tribune:

"The gathering took on a carnival atmosphere when three protesters made
their way through the crowd wearing giant, caricature heads of Secretary of
Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and George W.
The "Left" is helping our enemies at every turn. Is Salt Lake City becoming the next San Francisco? Read the sad story here.


Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Yes, it's LIVE FROM CNN'S LADIES ROOM. We talked about this story today in Andrea and Mark's chat room. This kind of thing doesn't happen enough. With all the bad news being shoved our way, it's good to laugh out loud. Kitty sent me the transcript, which makes it even better.

I imagine the anchor's comments about her sister-in-law will make for a fun Thanksgiving Day dinner. More wine, anyone?

And picture the news director's face as this takes place over a "live" speech by President Bush...Priceless!!

Video from Hotair

Transcript from Newsbusters.



UNHINGED IN UTAH with update

President Bush will be visiting Salt Lake City this week, but when he arrives he won't be greeted by Mayor Rocky Anderson.

Instead, Mayor Anderson will be protesting Bush's visit. And, if that isn't enough craziness for you, he's invited Mother Sheehan to be on hand to help lead the cheer. Read all about it.

**UPDATE: Cindy Sheehan too ill to travel; cancels Salt Lake protest.

Hat tip: Drudge


Monday, August 28, 2006


Newsmax is teasing us with an article about our favorite war hero, John Kerry. In it, Kerry is suggesting that his 2004 election was stolen by an Ohio republican, Ken Blackwell, and it goes on to say Kerry's considering another run for the White House. We've heard this before.

I think it's a ploy to injure Blackwell's chances for the governorship, and, of course, to raise some money. But it's fun to imagine another Kerry run.

"Sen. John Kerry didn't contest the results at the time, but now that he's
considering another run for the White House, he's alleging election
improprieties by the Ohio Republican who oversaw the deciding vote in 2004."

Brainster and Kitty Litter will be waiting...licking their chops.



Christi King, over at CSA, posts a story about a mom who goes to a school meeting, a "lunch and learn," and comes away in a not-so-good mood.

As you know, our country is "circling the drain" before our eyes. This post is about illegal immigration, which is one reason our country is hanging around the drain. If you're upset over our immigration policy, read this post and you'll be even hotter.

Of course, if the parents complained, they'd be called racists.



I thought it was time to get an update on Fran O'Brien's, so I sent an email to LTC Buzz Patterson. If you're not familiar with Fran's, here's the background. Within a couple days, Patterson replied. This is what he had to say:

**The dinners continue. Several restaurants are involved on a rotational basis.

**Marty and Hal are in negotiations for a new place; when that's finalized the dinners will resume at their new location.

**As Patterson puts it, Hilton "totally rolled" Fran's, because he's learned that Hilton had plans to open a new restaurant in Fran's location all along. (Speculation has always been that Hilton was uncomfortable with our wounded military on the property during Friday night dinners) Patterson says he tried to get an official response from Hilton regarding the new restaurant but has received no cooperation from them.

**Patterson will be back on the east coast in a few days and plans to attend some of the dinners. At that time he will obtain more information and report back to us.

I would like to thank LTC Patterson for the information on Fran's, and I encourage you to visit his website. He has a new book that will be released September 2006.


Buzz in "the office." (C-141 Starlifter)


Sunday, August 27, 2006


Thomas Klocek will be interviewed on The Andrea Shea-King Show this evening. Marathon Pundit owns the Klocek story out of DePaul University and was able to put Andrea and her producer, Mark Vance, in touch with Klocek for this interview. This story doesn't get much coverage in the MSM, let's hope that changes.

Klocek was a popular and respected 15 year adjunct professor at DePaul
University in Chicago, the nation's largest Catholic college who was fired
after a heated discussion
with some Muslim students outside of the

The show begins at 9 PM EST and is broadcast live via the web on WDBO 580 AM, Orlando. Join the live in-show chat room or call the show toll free at: 1-800-329-5858

And a little something for John in Morton Grove, Illinois:


Friday, August 25, 2006


Umer Hayat has been on house arrest in Lodi since the beginning of summer, after his first court battle ended in a mistrial. Today, he enter a federal court in Sacramento, armed with a plea deal, and was set free by the judge.

The elder Hayat was charged with lying to a federal officer. His plea deal calls for a fine and probation. His son, Hamid, was found guilty earlier in the summer and faces up to 39 years in prison on terrorist related charges.

Umer Hayat told reporters that him and his son were treated unfairly. From KCRA:

"The way they treat us is unfair," he said in broken English. "But they was doing their job."

And this:

"I love the United States," he added. "This is my country. I'm a U.S. citizen."

Now that he's free, Umer Hayat immediately went on a local newscast attempting to build community support so his son can get a new trial. He insists they are not terrorists and they are not a threat to the community.

Well, that settles it.

Read the story in the Sacramento Bee.

History of this case:



Thursday, August 24, 2006


The Brainster, Pat Curley, will be returning to Constitutional Public Radio tomorrow. Fridays have been set aside for bloggers and so far it's worked out very well.

CPR is on M-F at 3 PM EST live via the web on 1510 AM WWBC, Cocoa, Florida. Brainster's interview will be FRIDAY, but don't let that keep you from tuning in today.

You can call the show toll free at: 1-800-648-1437

Live in-show chat room is here. If you miss the 3 PM show, you can hear the rebroadcast at 9 PM EST at the same links. No excuses.

Did you know Mark and Andrea have their own blog now?? Radio Patriots.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Google is a huge, powerful business; I think they're getting a little big for their britches, though.

Go to and type in: failure.

This is why I use as my main search page. It includes google in the searches, but dogpile gets the credit.

UPDATE--Christi, over at CSA, decided to try another word. Check it out.

Hat tip: Lifelike Pundits.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Dan Holden, teaching since 1979, thought it necessary to burn a couple U.S. Flags in his classrooms to "provoke thought" on the controversial issue.

I'm guessing teacher Holden thought his 6th graders were just too dense to do any thinking on their own. So, to jumpstart the thinking process, Holden put flame to flag. And, now, let the games begin.

Instead of "provoking thought" in his students, Holden has provoked some of the parents into going to the school to inform officials of their thoughts on the matter.

Teacher Holden has been removed from the classroom until officials decide what to do with him. And, of course, like good, little Marxists, the ACLU has arrived to help in the matter:

"Beth Wilson, director of Kentucky's ACLU, said the district is allowed to decide what's instructionally appropriate." Thanks, Beth.

We all expect the ACLU to show up and protect a teacher's right to indoctrinate our children, but the people to keep an eye on are the ones in positions of influence within the school system:

"Ginny Adwell, Kelsey's mother and the school's PTA president, said some parents who called for Holden to be fired were "going a little bit overboard" and should remember that the teacher was trying to provoke thought." Foster care, anyone?

And from the Teachers Association, President Brent McKim shows us that he's been reading Mao's Little Red Book:

"Brent McKim, president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association, said Holden has "been teaching for many years, and has by all accounts a good teaching record. It was not a political statement and was meant to illustrate a controversial issue. To fire someone because of that would be inappropriate," he said. "It wasn't like he was taking one side or another." Nope, that doesn't look like a political statement to me.

Again, these people who've slipped into our school systems are the ones you should fear. They are dangerous. Read the article.



Monday, August 21, 2006


Walid Shoebat has been on many cable news outlets discussing the dangers we are facing regarding terrorism. He would know because he was once one of them.

As a young boy he was taught to hate Jews, to throw rocks, and later to build bombs--to kill. Somewhere along the line, he came to his senses. Now he's here in America explaining how the terrorist mind works, how it's developed, and what we can expect from them in the future.

Last night, Shoebat was interviewed by Andrea Shea-King. The interview was sobering. It made me wonder why the so-called leaders we've installed in Washington aren't as alarmed as he is. You should stop in at his site and read some of his thoughts on terrorism, its main goals, and how it's organized, both abroad and here in the U.S.

Keep in mind that Shoebat makes his views known at great personal danger; the organizers of terrorism would most certainly like to put a stop to his alarming views and warnings to the American people.

Walid Shoebat is a modern-day Paul Revere. Will we heed his warnings or will we just continue to go shopping?

**********OTHER STUFF

**Learn how to Video blog with Mary Katherine Ham at Hot Air.

**Iwo Jima photographer, Joe Rosenthal, dies at 94. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS--Coming soon.

**Are you a pussy? Kitty will let you know.

**Juan Williams makes sense in new book; the "left" tries to bury it.


Thursday, August 17, 2006


Andrea Shea-King and Mark Vance, hosts of Constitutional Public Radio, have been interviewing bloggers for the last couple of months. They understand the power and influence of blogging, and they want to get to know some of them better. And no better way to do that than putting them on the radio.

So far, Andrea and Mark have interviewed bloggers from Brainster (twice), Marathon Pundit, Tanker Brothers, and Ankle Biting Pundits. I hope I didn't leave any out. We learned something new from each of those interviews. Also, we hoped they would continue interviewing more bloggers. Well, continue they did.

The blogger they have on today is so big, so good, he could give Brainster a run for his money, and you'd have to be very, very good to do that.

Go to their blog, Radio Patriots, for show information and links. This show begins at 3 PM EST, so don't dilly-dally around. Ok, here's a hint...but I ain't sayin' no more:

See you in the Chat Room!!



The Radio Patriots, Mark and Andrea, are pointing out something in today's NSA ruling that many of us have missed.

According to an article from last June, the ACLU isn't the primary plaintiff behind this legal attack on the NSA program.

Head over to their site for the rest of the story.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006


As long as there's an atheist out there with a lawyer, and there's plenty of them in California, the fight over the cross at Mount Soledad will continue. But, for now, I think the cross will be standing right where it is for years to come. From the NYT:

"LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 — President Bush on Monday signed a law transferring a 29-foot-tall Latin cross high on a hill in San Diego to the federal government, stepping into a long-running dispute over the separation of church and state.

Mr. Bush, in the latest unusual action designed to save the Mount Soledad cross, in the La Jolla district, sided firmly with cross supporters who acknowledge that it is the pre-eminent symbol of Christianity but contend that it forms part of a secular war memorial."

You have to thank the president, along with the locals, for doing the right thing and doing it so quickly.

This cross is a tribute to our war dead and should forever stand. With this news, they can rest easy knowing their sacrafice for this nation will always be honored and respected.




For the past couple weeks I've been very unhappy (down in the dumps) with the situation in Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran. Today, John at OPFOR posted a simple quote by Reagan that puts it all in perspective. Nothing like the Gipper to lift your spirits.

Also, John took a trip to Pike's Peak--TOUCHING THE FACE OF GOD--and he's posted a great pic. While there, John was able to play 18 holes at the Eisenhower Golf course.

Two weeks ago, I took a daytrip with some friends. However, I wasn't able to touch the face of God, because my trip didn't take me to the heights that John attained--14,000 ft plus--but the view was just as beautiful.

Heavenly Valley's Tram at Lake Tahoe--the top of the mountain at 49 degrees. I suggest you take the trip if you're ever in the area. The golf course is Edgewood-Tahoe (right of casinos) and it's one of those courses you have to play one time in your life. $150--$200 a round; they throw in a cart, too!! I played it several years ago and was low score in my foursome at 99. Click to enlarge pics.


Monday, August 14, 2006


Scanning the news this morning I ran across a story that nearly knocked me out of my chair.

PEPSICO promoted Indra Nooyi to CEO.

What?! I am pissed off all over again. However, I realize there isn't a damn thing you can do except reflect on this outrageous story. Pepsico owns everything and they don't think a bunch of bloggers are going to stop them, and they'd be right. Nooyi is from India and that's one huge market, so she's untouchable. Giving America "the finger" just isn't that big a deal. After all, everyone else is doing it.

This story was my first "big link" with Malkin, Hewitt, and Polipundit. It all started with a phone call. I received many comments, thousands of hits, as well as emails from troops in Iraq. The troops were just as upset as everyone here at home.

To refresh, here's the graduation speech Nooyi gave at Columbia Business School, where she gave America "the finger."

Here's her apology released through Pepsico.

The following links are my blog posts about this story. Many of the links are dead, so the ones above can be used for reference to her speech and later apology.







Sunday, August 13, 2006


Jihad is no joking matter, but sometimes you simply have to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity. This was sent to me by a friend who will remain nameless. Thanks!!


Friday, August 11, 2006


STOP THE ACLU has posted some very good cartoons. Go over and take a peek.


Thursday, August 10, 2006


Mark Vance is a Great American Patriot, and I'm proud to call him a friend. I'd like to extend my best wishes to him on this special day--his birthday.

Happy birthday, Mr. Mark!!

With all that's going on with regard to terrorism (Britain), I doubt Mark will be taking the day off to relax. Instead, he'll be on the radio doing what he does best: Educating the public. Trust me, from what I see, the public's in need of some education.

Recently, Mark and Andrea started a blog of their own, The Radio Patriots. Today, Mark has a post about Oliver Stone's new movie, and he doesn't pull any punches. I suggest reading it. If Mark's correct in his post, we need to rethink Oliver Stone.

Tune in to Mark's show, Constitutional Public Radio, live via the web at 3pm EST on WWBC 1510 AM, M-F. Andrea, his co-host, will be standing by with the duct tape today. Join the live in-show chatroom or call 1-800-648-1437 from 3-5 PM EST.

Happy birthday, Mr. Mark!!


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

AUGUST 9, 1945

The Enola Gay, piloted by Col. Paul Tibbets, gets all the press for dropping the first atomic bomb on Japan, but the bomb that ended WWII was dropped by Bockscar, piloted by Major Charles Sweeney, over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945.

The first Atomic blast (Little Boy) over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 failed to convince the Japanese to surrender, so the plan to drop a second bomb (Fat Man) was put into action. But in war, things change. If not for a couple last minute changes, you wouldn't be reading about Nagasaki or Bockscar. Instead, history would be telling the story of Kokura and The Great Artiste.

61 years ago today, the world changed. Read the timeline of events that day and how a couple last minute changes diverted history, and the lives of thousands.


Friday, August 04, 2006


The parts for my machine will be arriving on Tuesday. 2 weeks is a long time in blogs days. Thanks very much for the great comments on the post just below this one, and for the phone calls.

I see there's a new blog on the block. Stop by and give it a read and leave a comment too.

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