Archive for February 2006

I Stand Corrected

Mon,27 February, 2006

This is clearly funnier.


NV Dem Skips Hurricane Katrina Vote To Have Neck Lift

Mon Feb 27 2006 09:39:45 ET

 Skipping last fall’s vote on the Hurricane Katrina relief bill in order to get plastic surgery was worth it, says Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), who loves her new look, ROLL CALL reports. “For the last couple of years whenever I was on TV all I could do was look at my neck,” Berkley said in a recent online audio interview. “It was driving me crazy because my neck was starting to hang … and it was making me very self conscious.” Now, she joked in an interview with hosts of the Vegas-centric podcast show “The Strip,” “I have the neck of a 20-year-old and a 50-year-old body.” Until the Feb. 16 program, Berkley hadn’t said much about missing the September vote on the Katrina relief bill due to her nip-and-tuck job. Berkley, 55, told the show’s co-hosts, Steve Friess and Miles Smith, “I decided that it was going to be very hard to hide and I’m a very public person.” And let’s face it, she said, that brilliant plastic surgeon “turned back the clock 10 years.” Friess cracked Berkley up when he asked whether she thinks she’ll get more votes with her youthful, thinner neck. She laughed and said, “The 20-somethings! Maybe this will get them out to vote.” END


American “Democrats”. Giving a damn about us since………


Too funny.


Too Funny

Mon,27 February, 2006

You couldn’t ask for better comedy for free.

Dear Hillary: Don’t Run

They fear, Hillary, that you would doom Democrats to impotence for decades.

Newsflash: “Democrats” have already doomed themselves “to impotence for decades” and they do so every time they open their mouths.

Should the Democratic Party be crippled, the Republican Party is likely to become complacent, uninspired and unaccountable.

Huh. I thought the line was that the Republican Party already was. So which is it?

I tell ya, folks, you just can’t get better comedy material.


HT: Drudge

Pardon Me,

Mon,27 February, 2006

But isn’t this a picture of Bob Hoskins rather than George Micheal?,,2-2006090410,00.html

(I wasn’t able to copy the picture over).

HT: Drudge

And Another…

Sun,26 February, 2006

Prolific actor Darren McGavin dies at 83


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Darren McGavin, the husky, tough-talking actor who starred in the TV series “Mike Hammer,” played a grouchy dad in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” and had other strong roles in such films as “The Man with the Golden Arm” and “The Natural,” died Saturday. He was 83. McGavin died of natural causes at a Los Angeles-area hospital with his family at his side, said his son Bogart McGavin. McGavin made his film debut in 1945 when he switched from painter of movie sets to bit actor in “A Song to Remember.” After a decade of learning his craft in New York, he returned to Hollywood and became one of the busiest actors in television and films. He starred in five series, including cult favorite “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “Riverboat,” and became a prolific actor in TV movies. Among his memorable portrayals was Gen. George Patton in the 1979 TV biography “Ike.” Despite his busy career in television, McGavin was awarded only one Emmy: in 1990 for an appearance as Candice Bergen’s opinionated father in an episode of “Murphy Brown.” He may be best recognized for his role as the hot-tempered father of a boy yearning for the gift of a BB gun in the 1983 comedy “A Christmas Story.” The film has become a holiday-season staple on TV.


Read the rest at the link above.


 I know I’ve seen him in other roles, but of course the one I’m most familiar with is his role as the father in A Christmas Story. Of course my favorite line is:

[Mr. Parker reads a side of the box with the prize that he won]

 Mr. Parker: Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.

Mrs. Parker: Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear.

Mr. Parker: Oh, yeah.

That sounded exactly like something my dad would say.

Go With God, Mr. Knotts

Sat,25 February, 2006


Actor Don Knotts Dies At 81

(AP) LOS ANGELES Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. He was 81.

Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs “The Andy Griffith Show,” and another Knotts hit, “Three’s Company.”

Unspecified health problems had forced him to cancel an appearance in his native Morgantown in August 2005.

The West Virginia-born actor’s half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was the Griffith show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmies.

The show ran from 1960-68, and was in the top 10 of the Nielsen ratings each season, including a No. 1 ranking its final year. It is one of only three series in TV history to bow out at the top:
The others are “I Love Lucy” and “Seinfeld.” The 249 episodes have appeared frequently in reruns and have spawned a large, active network of fan clubs.

As the bug-eyed deputy to Griffith, Knotts carried in his shirt pocket the one bullet he was allowed after shooting himself in the foot. The constant fumbling, a recurring sight gag, was typical of his self-deprecating humor.


  Read the rest here.

Merry Fitz-less!

Sat,25 February, 2006

It would appear that Mr. Fitzgerald’s investigation, and therefore the indictment of Mr. Libby was unconstitutional. Here’s an excerpt:



Libby’s First Defense 


New York Sun Editorial
February 24, 2006

 …Yesterday, a federal court filing by Mr. Libby’s team before Judge Reggie Walton raised another good reason in Mr. Libby’s favor – the appointments clause of the Constitution. It was a well-crafted, and by our lights, persuasive shot across the bow of the prosecutor. The motion to dismiss filed yesterday signaled that Mr. Libby is on offense, prepared to fight the constitutional issues in this case all the way to the Supreme Court. The argument is that the indictment should be dismissed “on the ground that it was obtained, approved and signed by an official – Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald – who was appointed and exercised his powers in violation of the appointments clause of the Constitution.”

The appointments clause resides in Article II of the Constitution, which enumerates the powers of the president. It says the president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”

The appointments clause, in other words, divides up the executive branch into principal officers – who require Senate approval – and “inferior officers,” who do not. Mr. Fitzgerald was not confirmed by the Senate as a principal officer, so he isn’t one. But he is not accountable to the attorney general or to any other Justice Department official, so he isn’t an inferior officer, either. He is, not to put too fine a point on it, an illegal, extra-constitutional prosecutor.  …

You may read the entire article via the link above.  

HT: Rush

Could it be that that pesky Constitution pisses in the lib’s Cheerios again?


My E-mail to RPOF

Sat,25 February, 2006

St. Pete Times Headline:
State GOP sinks $150,000 more into antigay marriage initiative

I am writing to voice my disapproval at the blatant waste of money by the RPOF to push bigotry on the people of Florida. Why hasn’t this money been spent on more worthy causes like education, healthcare, state security etc.?

I’m getting to the point where I can donate some money to Republicans and was thinking about “acting locally” and donating to the RPOF instead of the RNC. Now that I see this fine example of wasteful spending and your apparent lack of focus on real issues, I thank God that I haven’t donated to the RPOF. You would defintely be hearing from me if my money was wasted in this fashion.
P.S. This will be posted on my blog and your response will be appreciated.