Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sorry Bartman III

Some traditions should not be messed with.

A sweet sweep for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Another cry of 'Wait Til Next Year' from the crestfallen Chicago Cubs.

Short on stars and attention - but not pitching and defense - the young Diamondbacks are headed to the NL championship series for the second time in the franchise's 10-year history.

Jena Six

I haven't posted anything about the Jena Six escapades because, frankly, I didn't know anything about it.

Apparently, the rest of the news media should have done the same.

I heard the editor of the Jena Times on the radio the other day and he laid out in chronological order the chain of events that led to the arrest and convictions of the people in Jena.

If you don't want your your eyes opened to the truth don't link to this sight. If you want to see how the national media and a bunch of racial hucksters have twisted events and outright lied about some of the event that occurred in Jena then check out this 20 page investigation by the paper which includes evidence complied from the school, the prosecutors, the FBI, and the sheriff's department.

It's a must read for those that want the truth.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Funny Friday

Celebrity Jeopardy

DUI Checkpoint

Tonight's DUI checkpoint will be in Butler County on St Rt 747 north of Port Union road.

So if you are a Bengal and intend on getting totally plastered, avoid that area because that's where the cops are going to be.

If you do go there, you are likely to be profiled so avoid that area.

If you are not a Bengal and intend on getting plastered, you can also avoid that area.

If you are a Kennedy and intend on getting plastered and taking your little honey home, avoid that area. Which you'll probably do anyway, since there are no bridges on the road.

Like father, like son

Isn't this sweet.

A father taking his son out for his first Jew and Infidel hunt.

Makes me tear up.

Don't worry be happy

The NY Times goes after Justice Thomas with one of their liberal hit pieces.

The level of hostility is striking. He grew up fearing the Ku Klux Klan, he says, but “my worst fears had come to pass not in Georgia, but in Washington, D.C., where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony.”

This the whole problem with liberals, they place absolutely no value on qualities such as character, dignity, honor. integrity. If they did, they would understand why the assassination of one's character, is akin to lynching.

It also explains why liberals are so willing to sacrifice their own character and integrity to achieve an end.

Look at the Times itself. The paper lacks any sort of integrity as a paper of record anymore so why shouldn't attack the character of someone else. It's a quality of no value to them.

It's why liberal senators like Howard Metzenbaum are willing to give up their own integrity to release classified FBI documents to the press. It's why people like Bill Clinton are so willing to commit perjury. It's why people like Ted Kennedy can actually kill another person and have absolutely no shame in remaining in the public eye.

And it's why liberals could never understand why anyone would be willing to give their life to an American cause by joining the fight in Iraq.

After all, if you have no reason to live for your own honor, dignity, character, integrity, why the hell would you want to die for it.

Atlas Shrugged revisted

A while back, I posted on a piece of the social and economic relevance of the novel Atlas Shrugged, the inspiration of Midas' pen name.

Here's another piece on the significance of the novel.

Money quote

The central philosophical theme of Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's demolition of the intellectuals' dichotomy between the high-minded pursuits of the intellect and the allegedly grubby, un-intellectual world of business and industry. Ayn Rand's answer to this is provided early in the novel by Francisco D'Anconia. A flashback shows us Francisco and Dagny Taggart as teenagers combing through the machinery of a junk yard, to the disapproval of a friend of the family:

Once, an elderly professor of literature, Mrs. Taggart's friend, saw them on top of a pile in a junk yard, dismantling the carcass of an automobile. He stopped, shook his head and said to Francisco, "A young man of your position ought to spend his time in libraries, absorbing the culture of the world." "What do you think I'm doing?" asked Francisco.


A Friday Funny

To our little man in Iran.

From last week's SNL

Say What?

A CNN meteorologist speaks out against "An Inconvenient Truth".

"There are definitely some inaccuracies," Marciano added. "The biggest thing I have a problem with is this implication that Katrina was caused by global warming."

My guess.... Marciano is probably negotiating a contract with Fox News.

Sorry Bartman II

Some baseball traditions should never be messed with. Long live The Goat!

Rookie Chris Young hit a three-run homer and Stephen Drew tripled in two more in an 8-4 victory Thursday night that put the Diamondbacks ahead 2-0 in the best-of-five NL division series.

Unless they turn it around at Wrigley Field, the Cubs will make it 99 years and counting without a World Series title. The Billy Goat Curse would still reign.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Toe tappin' Craig

Larry "knock three times" Craig has decided not to resign his Senate seat after all.

Judging guys like these has always been somewhat of a dichotomy for me. I've always thought the people most apt to show humility and put the country above their personal ambitions by resigning should actually keep their jobs (see Newt Gingrich, Trent Lott, Bob Livingston, etc.) ; and the one who won't, should lose theirs (see Bob Taft, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton).

So when I see Larry "Lightshoes" Craig has rescinded his resignation, I just want to give him a toe tapping all over his ass all the way back to potato land.

He's proven to be a first class scum bag.

Diplomacy Schplomacy

The New York Times, the world's leader in pacifism hails the nuclear agreement between the US and North Korea solved "diplomatically".

I guess the NY Times seems to forget that we've been down this path before with North Korea. You know the deal brokered by Jimmy Carter where we gave Pyongyang all that equipment for nuclear power and they just kept building their nukes.

Despite what a state department official will tell you, treaties aren't worth the paper they are written on. A treaty is only worth the lengths either party will due to enforce it. And if we let people like Jimmy Carter and the NY Times editors do the enforcing, we'll have nukes fired at San Francisco in about five years.

Right to Bear Arms

Jonathan Turley has a good piece about two upcoming cases coming to the Supreme Court entitled "A liberal's lament: The NRA might be right after all"

At issue is the Second Amendment of the Constitution and the right to bear arms.


Like many academics, I was happy to blissfully ignore the Second Amendment. It did not fit neatly into my socially liberal agenda. Yet, two related cases could now force liberals into a crisis of conscience. The Supreme Court is expected to accept review of District of Columbia v. Heller and Parker v. District of Columbia, involving constitutional challenges to the gun-control laws in Washington.

Principle is a terrible thing, because it demands not what is convenient but what is right. It is hard to read the Second Amendment and not honestly conclude that the Framers intended gun ownership to be an individual right......


Hillary's Plan

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., wants to reward you for having a baby.

The plan goes like this. Every baby born receives $5,000 placed in an account. As the money accrues interest, the child can later use the proceeds for a college education or to help finance a home. The cost? Sen. Clinton doesn't know. Will U.S.-born children of illegal aliens be eligible? No word on that yet. Who pays? Don't know.

Count every vote

I know I read this wrong when I first glanced at the article...

The Democratic Party is violating the Constitution and federal law by stripping 4 million Floridians of their right to vote in the presidential primary, says a lawsuit Democratic lawmakers plan to file Thursday.

Wait a minute. You and I all know that it's Republicans that disenfranchise voters.... especially Floridians.

I just hope there's no hanging chads on the ballots down there.

Sorry Bartman

Brandon Webb baffled the Cubs with his sinker, then staggered them with changeups and curves.

This high-stakes duel in the desert went to the quiet ace from Kentucky.

Webb shut down Chicago in a brilliant postseason debut, and the young Arizona Diamondbacks got home runs from two unflappable kids Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory in their NL playoff opener.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The luckiest man alive

Who is the luckiest man alive?

I'm sure your first guess might be Bill Clinton, except that he's married to the Hildebeast.

But it's actually this man, Isaiah Thomas. Why?

Since this man has retired from the NBA, everything he's touched has turned to a big fat pile of Bengal poop. Just name it...... the CBA, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, NY Knicks. And yet, the man still gets quality, high profile jobs in basketball.

As I reported last March, you just have to be around this guy because he has to have pictures of David Stern in leather straps and a ball gag on. How else can you explain his ability to keep a job?

This week, Thomas was found guilty of sexual harassment of a NY Knicks employee. As of today, that verdict will cost the Knicks a cool 11 million dollars and Thomas still has his job.

So you can understand why he's smiling. You'd be smiling to if you got 10 million a year to be a derelict.

What's this?

What the heck is this picture? You mean to tell me that students are actually spending time in line for UC football tickets.

Apparently, Brian Kelly was delivering pizzas to the students last night while they were waiting for UC Louisville tickets.

Get out of here.

Apparently, UC allots 6,000 tickets for the students per game. During the Marshall game they drew 7,700 students. Now students are spending the nights waiting for tickets for upcoming games.

The apocalypse is surely upon us.

Mission Accomplished?

From the liberal British magazine Prospect. HT Little Green Footballs

The great question in deciding whether to keep fighting in Iraq is not about the morality and self-interest of supporting a struggling democracy that is also one of the most important countries in the world. The question is whether the war is winnable and whether we can help the winning of it. The answer is made much easier by the fact that three and a half years after the start of the insurgency, most of the big questions in Iraq have been resolved. Moreover, they have been resolved in ways that are mostly towards the positive end of the range of outcomes imagined at the start of the project. The country is whole. It has embraced the ballot box. It has created a fair and popular constitution. It has avoided all-out civil war. It has not been taken over by Iran. It has put an end to Kurdish and marsh Arab genocide, and anti-Shia apartheid. It has rejected mass revenge against the Sunnis. As shown in the great national votes of 2005 and the noisy celebrations of the Iraq football team’s success in July, Iraq survived the Saddam Hussein era with a sense of national unity; even the Kurds—whose reluctant commitment to autonomy rather than full independence is in no danger of changing—celebrated. Iraq’s condition has not caused a sectarian apocalypse across the region. The country has ceased to be a threat to the world or its region. The only neighbours threatened by its status today are the leaders in Damascus, Riyadh and Tehran.


Warning.... public schools "teaching"

A judge in England has ruled that schools in England must issue warnings before showing "An Inconvenient Truth" in the schools.

Stewart Dimmock said the former U.S. Vice-President's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, is unfit for schools because it is politically biased and contains serious scientific inaccuracies and 'sentimental mush'.

If that was the criteria for what was taught in US public schools, 80% of the curriculum would have to go.

Hat Tip WMD.

Why a Marine supports the war

Liberals often like to say that "violence is senseless."

That’s wrong.

Violence isn't senseless. Senseless violence is senseless. And I should know. Before being awarded the Navy Cross and having the privilege of becoming a Marine, I was a gang member. Sometimes it takes having used violence for both evil as well as good to know that there's a profound moral difference between the two.

People often ask me whether I still support the war. I never hesitate when answering: "Absolutely I support completing the mission," I tell them, "Now more than ever."

I was honored to have been given the opportunity to fight in Iraq on our country’s behalf. And it was that experience—and five things I saw firsthand—that illustrate the foolishness of those who would equate American military power to that used by thugs and tyrants.


Charitable organization?

John Gibson has a piece about Media Matters, the 501(c)3 charity, that's been sliming every conservative media member.


I have said before that Media Matters was started with help from Hillary Clinton and took George Soros' money. Media Matters has written to me and all my bosses saying my charge is a lie, that it is an independent organization which plays no political favorites and has never received slime machine cash from Soros-funded Democracy Alliance.

Here are the facts: Media Matters was started in offices provided by the Center for American Progress, a Soros-funded operation. It has since received Soros money. Facts, not lies.

It has also now come to light that not only did Hillary Clinton help start Media Matters with former conservative David Brock in charge, she bragged about it to a convention of the far left. At the Daily Kos convention — a gathering of the far, far left — Hillary Clinton said the following:


When they eat their own, Part Dos

Another liberal piling on democrats for their handling of the war.

Money Quote

The war is increasingly perceived as a low-level annoyance, barely even making the news. Amazingly, it now appears possible that the Republicans will suffer no long-term political damage for having started and for continuing to support what is arguably the most disastrous war in U.S. history.

It's always been my position from the days the war became unpopular that the American public was less against the war than the infighting amongst the politicians about the war.

Let's face it, the American public wants to be pacified. They want to watch the news and see more dirt on Brittaney and K-sperm or the latest rehab assignment for Lindsay Lohan. They sure don't want to be bothered by nuisances like a war or social security reform.

So when they're polled the question "Are you in favor or opposed to the war?". The answer is opposed because it's taking air time away from my Dancing with the Stars program.

I will say this about democrats, they've done an excellent job of setting up institutions that make our electorate functionally illiterate and then appeasing them with TV sound bites.

Can you imagine the public actually sitting through the famous Lincoln-Douglas debate today?

I want my MTV.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Ripping off the poor

The federal government is currently looking to cap interest rates paycheck loan operations can charge people for their services at 36%.

Presumably, the feds don't like the fact that private businesses rip off poor people by charging them usurious interest rates.

That's a great idea. I don't like poor people being ripped off by unscrupulous businesses. As a result, I have another one you can go after. Let's go after the Ohio Lottery which pays off barely half the proceeds it takes in.

I was in line today at a convenience store, a woman, who obviously had very little in terms of assets, was in front of me buying $25 worth of scratch off lottery tickets. After she won all of $5.00, she turned the ticket in to buy...... class.......... class.........class. Another $5.00 of lottery tickets.

The moral to the story..........

It's OK to rip off the poor as long as you use it for the "children".

No. Wait. That's not it. The moral to the story is.... It's OK to rip off the poor when it's the government ripping them off.

We make the laws we can break

Elliott Spitzer Socialist Governor of New York, has switched positions and will support the issuance of driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

Let me make sure I've got this right. If you are an employer in the state of New York, you could possibly go to jail for hiring an illegal immigrant. Yet the state can willfully issue driver's licenses without any penalty. The same driver license an illegal will use to document his I-9 form with an employer.

Someone pleeeeeeeeeeeeease explain to me how this is fair.

Pigeon Spotters

More Bengals news...

Bengals officials said they would use laser pointers to chase pigeons at Monday night's tilt against the New England Patriots.

Whatever they did, it must have worked. Only one pigeon was spotted before the game, and none could be seen during it.

My question... how does one become a pigeon spotter and how much does the job pay?

More Idiots than Ohio

Just when I start to worry about Ohio being run by a cabal of idiots and morons, Michigan always reminds me they have most of the population.

When your economy is in a borderline depression, the last thing you want to do is raise taxes. Unless you're Michigan. Then of course you raise raise taxes by 1.45 billion dollars.

The nice thing about being an Ohioan, when our I-75 bridge falls into the Ohio river, all those rich and intelligent people fleeing Michigan won't be able to drive south of Cincinnati.

Culture War

Jonah Goldberg has a great piece about American "patriotism" and what it actually means to be an American.


Yet the strangest and most ironic aspect of our national culture is that we have an aversion to talking about a national culture. Samuel Huntington, one of the country's premier social scientists, has become something of a pariah for constantly reminding people (in books such as "The Clash of Civilizations" and "Who Are We?") that the United States is a nation, not just a government and a bunch of interest groups.

Many liberals hear talk of national culture and shout, "Nativist!" first and ask questions later, if at all. They believe it is a sign of their patriotism that they hold fast to the idea that we are a "nation of immigrants" -- forgetting that we are also a nation of immigrants who became Americans.


When they eat their own

The Nation, not exactly the bastion for conservative thought, has a nice piece about Hillary's fund raising prowess.

I will say one thing about the Clinton's they are at least consistent. Everything, I mean, EVERYTHING has a price and, if you have money, you can have access to anything related to the Clinton's.

The only difference between the Clinton's and a pack of hookers is... OK, well, there actually is no difference.


Gordon, you are Nostradamus

Man Gordon, do you own a crystal ball, do tarot card readings, maybe you read crystals?

No, No and No; but Gordon could see this one coming and predicted it, yesterday no less.

In my post about Clarence Thomas, I predicted that someone would dig out Anita Hill to make sure the character assassination of Justice Thomas continued.

Yeah, but Gordon, you predicted it would be Katie Couric and CBS News and it was actually the NY Times.

Yeah, I guess my fortune telling skills aren't too sharp when I couldn't predict the NY Times with a smear against a conservative.

I guess the science of phrenology needs a little fine tuning.


standing up for principle

Yale law school backed down from it's ban against military recruiters after the University lost an appeals court case in which the feds threatened to withhold 350 million dollars in grants unless the school permitted the recruiters.

It's nice to see that principle still matters. Well, at least until it costs you money.


The Bengals mailed in another great performance last night and are now on pace for a 4-12 season.

Who Dey.

Monday, October 01, 2007



A friend of mine sent this link to me. Supposedly, it matches your political views and interests with the current candidates running for office.

I'd be interested in how this works for readers of the blog. So I'm requesting that you take the test and let me know who shows up on your results and whether or not you were surprised.

Please post your experience in the comment section.


By the way, Mine came up John McCain, which is probably about right.

Main Steet Elitism

Leonard Pitts has a piece about rantings on the web.

For a devotee of the First Amendment, it's a sobering history lesson. We tend to think of free speech in lofty terms, to regard it as a means of liberating the human intellect, spirit and body. And why shouldn't we? We are the nation of Thomas Paine and John Steinbeck, of Betty Friedan and Cesar Chavez, of Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder. What further proof do you need that when people are allowed to say whatever they want, sometimes they will say great things?

Remind me of the great Thomas Paine type ideas Mr. Pitts has generated during his lifetime as a columnist.

Anyone, Anyone......

It's another self delusional opinion from a Main Stream Media elitist who thinks that somehow because his opinion is printed in a newspaper, it somehow has more value than a blogger's. In fact, for the most part, outside of Walter Williams and Charles Kauthammer, I really can't think of a columnist I ever learned anything from.

So Mr. Pitts, if your contribution to the national lexicon is to rip people adding to the national lexicon, I think I'll just keep reading my blogs.

Go Red Sox

Baseball's regular season ended yesterday; the Reds finishing 18 games under .500.

So now it's on to the playoffs and in keeping with tradition; my bad prognostications are.....

Cubs and Red Sox in World Series.

Red Sox in six.

Media Matters

Newsbusters has a great piece outlining the relationship between Media Matters and the Clintons.

Hillary Clinton Showcasing Her

Thomas is the man

Last July, I posted on Justice Clarence Thomas in response to an Ellen Goodman column where she basically stated that Thomas should be a liberal because of all the things the liberal establishment had done for him.

Last night, I watched 60 Minutes for the first time in about ten years just to see the interview with Clarence Thomas. I found Thomas to be one of the most principled public individuals I've ever witnessed in my 44 years of life.

Here's an excerpt from an article at ABC News.

"These people who claim to be progressive … have been far more vicious to me than any southerner," Thomas says, "and it is purely ideological."

Thomas talks about the virulent racism he encountered growing up in the segregated South, when blacks were considered second-class citizens and kept separate from whites by law, and he equates those attitudes with the stereotypes he believes people hold today.

"People get bent out of shape about the fact that when I was a kid, you could not drink out of certain water fountains. Well, the water was the same. My grandfather always said that, 'The water's exactly the same.' But those same people are extremely comfortable saying I can't drink from this fountain of knowledge," Thomas says. "They certainly don't see themselves as being like the bigots in the South. Well, I've lived both experiences. And I really don't see that they're any different from them."

The man hits it out of the park. Somehow, I expect a Katie Couric interview with Anita Hill to be forthcoming.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

It wasn't even a game

Last night's crushing of San Diego State, kept UC's eight game winning streak alive.

Next Saturday, the Cat's finally get a game with Rutgers, who has to be pissed after losing yesterday to Maryland.

Yesterday was a wild night of college football with seven of the top 13 losing. I suspect next weekend's going to look just as bloody.

That's what I call efficiency

Friday night's DUI checkpoint near Franklin stopped 900 cars and six were cited including five DUI's.

Was it worth it.

On a Friday night, from 11:00 pm until 3:00 in the morning they could only collar five DUI's.

Well Gordon, at least the got five drunks off the road.

That's my point, all the man power wasted on these stupid checkpoints could have been spent actually patrolling the highways and nailing the offenders. With the number of cops, assigned to these check points they would have gotten many more DUI offenders and one's that are much more dangerous.

Let's face it, these check points are a waste of time and energy. Because they have to be disclosed in advance, people just commute around them and the man power that could have been used to nab the drunks are sitting at a checkpoint citing drivers for seatbelt violations.

So, until they give these damn things, up you'll always be able to find out the latest check point right here on taxmanblog.