Which Picture Does Not Fit?

This is like the tests in elementary school where you are shown a few pictures, but one of the pictures do not ‘fit’ for one reason or another. This is similar except there is no age level.

All four pictures were taken on 12/19/07 at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Also known as the cradle of naval aviation. Pensacola NAS is the place where every pilot in the U.S. Navy is trained.

Which picture does not fit?


Blue Angels Precision Flying Team

Blue Angels

Barrancas National Cemetary

Barrancas National Cemetary

National Naval Aviation Museum

Naval Aviation Museum

Citgo Gas At The Navy Exchange

Citgo Gas At Navy Exchange

related link: Why Is Citgo On Our Navy Bases?

War Funding Approved

What is characterized in the media as Democrats on capitol hill caving, Democrats in the Senate approved a half trillion dollar spending bill that included $70 billion to prosecute the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. It still has to be passed by the House of Representatives, which is expected as well.

But why call it caving? Why not call it deciding to fight, win, and complete the war in Iraq and Afghanistan instead? Or something as inane as, could this be a sign that the country is once again united in the war? Approving the war budget amounts to good news for our troops, good news for the security of our country, the people in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the world, and bad news for the enemy. The only ones Democrats are caving to, apparently, is the George Soros wing of their party who only want to leave our enemies alone. It just goes to show you the perspective of the mainstream media.

link: Washington Post

‘Ring Of Fire’ Radio On Air America

Direct from the host of Air America’s ‘Ring of Fire‘ radio program himself, Mike Papantonio claimed that his show, which he co-hosts with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., would be the response to ‘the fat drug addict with a tie,’ his snide reference to his nemesis, Rush Limbaugh. He said this on WEAR-TV, an ABC affiliate in Pensacola, FL back in January 2004.

At that time, I wished him luck. And knowing the message he had to give based solely on that remark, I had my doubts that the show would make it.

The truth of the matter will be in the profit & loss statement of the PK radio show. The studio and all its costs are one thing. One could expect a new business to go a year or two, or even more, before it begins to make a profit. Conservative talk radio is actually supported by advertisers who are supported by listeners. Will PK radio have the same success, or will it have to be fed by the special interests of the left to stay on the air? Whichever way keeps them on the air will determine whether it is a legitimate business or a mouth organ of the left.

Well, one bankruptcy and a couple buy-outs later, I think it is more a mouth organ for the left than genuine talk radio. In his case, it’s more like rabid radio. They recently added a third co-host to their lineup. No amount of quantity will make up for the quality of their message. Rabid radio has no market beyond the lemmings that they attract, and their friends, relatives, and employees.

The show is driven by the agenda they choose, not the news of the day, with pre-recorded interviews of other ‘progressives’ like Molly Ivens, Bill Moyers, and Michael Moore. There are no dissenting opinions offered on whatever the topic is that they discuss. It is a pep rally for the left, not talk radio.

To compete in the talk radio industry, you have to take calls from actual listeners and debate the topics of the day. That’s what Limbaugh, Hannity, and Boortz do. They take calls. The Ring of Fire does neither. They could show you their syllabus for upcoming shows which says what they’ll be talking about.

Hear how they “take” calls, from BIG LAW attorney and Air America radio host Mike Papantonio himself. Call the show 866-389-FIRE (3473) and this is what you’ll get. Pain yourself, like I did, and listen to a show (one show/week for 3 hrs), available on short wave, the internet, and a few AM radio stations, and see how many calls they take. I listened to one, to see if they would comment on either of my two questions. Of course, they did not. As a matter of fact, a quadruple amputee could count on his toes and fingers the number of calls from actual callers they did take, which was zero. The Ring of Fire is really more like a blow torch than talk radio. Not even in the same league as Rush or the other conservative talkers. Their newest incarnation of ‘progressive’ news is goLeftTV, also financed by the Levin Papantonio law firm. From rabid radio to rabid internet, they’ve got it covered. “Investors” welcome, since advertising isn’t paying the bills.

This is the Ring of Fire’s version of TALK RADIO. <click here>

h/t Ron’s Musings

related links: Ring Of Fire | goLeftTV | Papantonio & Kennedy Talk Radio | Papantonio & Kennedy Talk Radio & Air America

aSide Order

Led Zeppelin, 27 years after their last concert.One of the top three bands to emerge from the 60’s ‘British Invasion’, Led Zeppelin, played a tribute concert last week and filled the O2 Arena in Greenwich, England.  Fans gladly paid thousands of dollars per ticket.

Chalk it up to one of the three best bands that I’ve never seen live. Cream and the Beatles are the other two. Oh well.

There is a special talent in Michael Israel. Truly a gifted artist. Watch this. Outside of sex, it’s the most amazing and emotional 7 minutes you’ll experience.



Half Time

An old married couple no sooner hit the pillows when the old man passes gas and says, ‘Seven Points.’

His wife rolls over and says, ‘What in the world was that?’ The old man replied, ‘It’s fart football.’

A few minutes later his wife lets one go and says ‘Touchdown, tie score.’ After about five minutes the old man lets another one go and says, ‘Aha. I’m ahead 14 to 7.’

Not to be outdone the wife rips out another one and says, ‘Touchdown, tie score.’ Five seconds go by and she lets out a little squeaker and says, ‘Field goal, I lead 17 to 14.’

Now the pressure is on the old man. He refuses to get beaten by a woman, so he strains real hard. Since defeat is totally unacceptable, he gives it everything he’s got, and accidentally poops in the bed. The wife says, ‘What the hell was that?’

The old man says, ‘Half time, switch sides.”

Hung Up On Timetables

It’s much easier to move on when you set a timetable.  The NYT reports that the global warming disciples want to set a timetable to revive the dead.  Rather, to revive the ‘climate treaty.’  I doubt the earth will mind or even care if and when that ever happens.  But for now, the sky-is-falling al-Gores of the world will have to wait for the next bash America party.

Reminds me of other things that don’t respond well to timetables.  Like the desire Democrat leaders in congress have to play Commander in Chief and fight the war on terror via a timetable.  I guess for them it is a face saving way to say we quit.  Who wins?

Here’s a headline you won’t see anywhere else.  ‘Blogger Sets Timetable For New York Times’ to remove their news filter, pull their head out of the sand (or other orifice), and report on news that does not fit their agenda.   Like the Pope’s comments on global warming for example.

UN Climate Change Conference, Update

Dovetailing with this post from yesterday, where Pope Benedict’s thoughts that the global warming hysteria is based more on ideology than science, and which the media is ignoring, there are now scientists telling the UN that their ‘science’ is rather imperfect. And like the Pope’s admonition, this letter is not being repeated at all in the mainstream media either.

The notion that man is the cause of climate change, and that man can change or reverse climate trends is simply not based in reality or science. Some highlights include . . .

Contrary to the impression left by the IPCC Summary reports:

  • Recent observations of phenomena such as glacial retreats, sea-level rise and the migration of temperature-sensitive species are not evidence for abnormal climate change, for none of these changes has been shown to lie outside the bounds of known natural variability.
  • The average rate of warming of 0.1 to 0. 2 degrees Celsius per decade recorded by satellites during the late 20th century falls within known natural rates of warming and cooling over the last 10,000 years.
  • Leading scientists, including some senior IPCC representatives, acknowledge that today’s computer models cannot predict climate. Consistent with this, and despite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. That the current temperature plateau follows a late 20th-century period of warming is consistent with the continuation today of natural multi-decadal or millennial climate cycling.

In stark contrast to the often repeated assertion that the science of climate change is “settled,” significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming. But because IPCC working groups were generally instructed (see http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/docs/wg1_timetable_2006-08-14.pdf) to consider work published only through May, 2005, these important findings are not included in their reports; i.e., the IPCC assessment reports are already materially outdated.

Look for news of this letter in the media in the coming days, weeks. You will most likely notice that it will be or has already been tabled.

h/t to Noel Sheppard @ NewsBusters for the info

Compean & Ramos, Not On President’s Pardon List

The CFIF has been on the case to free border control agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos from the start, even before the U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton lied to the jury about the dangerous drug smuggler with a long-established criminal record.

And although Sutton’s office portrayed their “star witness” to the jury as a man beyond reproach… a victim of the system who only smuggled drugs into the United States just once to pay his poor sick mother’s medical bills… it was well known that this drug smuggler was a dangerous career criminal!

Thanks to the e-mails and other efforts from concerned citizens like yourself, demanding that Compean and Ramos be set free, it looked like it was actually going to happen. People in Congress got involved towards that end.

So where is it now? First of all, they are not on the President’s pardon list for this year. Second of all, granting them a pardon is meeting fierce objections from, of all people, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Last week, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Congressmen William Delahunt and Silvestre Reyes introduced the resolution, the importance of which Rohrabacher described to media by saying:

“The significance of the resolution is that it is truly a bipartisan effort. Up until this point, this has basically been a conservative Republican cause.”

But it only took a few days for the wind to change direction and now Rohrabacher is pointing fingers at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus:

“The [Democratic] leadership has gone along with the Hispanic Caucus… Instead of being proud [of] Mexican-Americans who are defending our border, the Hispanic Caucus is portraying them as simple, brutal cops who are committing police brutality.”

Since when is it “police brutality” for a law enforcement officer to fire his weapon when he reasonably believes a suspect is about to fire upon him?

Maybe the Congressional Hispanic Caucus should change its name to the Congressional Vicente Fox-Felipe Calderon Caucus :

Judging from their behavior, that would be about right. It also is apparent that your help is again needed. The effort to free these two scapegoats of political correctness and perversion of justice needs to start again. This is a call to action to petition your federal representatives including and up to the ‘compassionate conservative’ in the White House to pardon these agents, give them their deserved freedom, jobs, and family back.

related link: taking action | illegal alien arrested again | NOT on pardon list

Pope Dissed By MSM

Try this for a headline, “The Pope condemns the climate change prophets of doom.” This is anAlgore blaming U.S. for global warming article in the UK’s Daily Mail.

Pope Benedict XVI has launched a surprise attack on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology.

The leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering.

The German-born Pontiff said that while some concerns may be valid it was vital that the international community based its policies on science rather than the dogma of the environmentalist movement.

On nuclear proliferation, another top shelf concern nowadays, AP reports “Pope warns against nuclear proliferation.” Pope Benedict said this . . .

“the danger of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons causes well-founded apprehension in every responsible person.”

The inference of course is Iran. One might expect the New York Times to cover The Holy See, or most certainly the Christian Science Monitor. Their search engines turn up zero on both. Both stories are about what the Pope will be addressing in his annual message to world leaders for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace on Jan. 1st.

Why do you think this news isn’t fit to print? Could it be because the media doesn’t like global warming “deniers,” as Al Gore would most assuredly label the Pope? Or maybe because the Pope doesn’t wear a turban? In both cases, Pope Benedict’s beliefs seem to be contrary to the template of today’s mainstream media. Yeah, that’s it.

Daily Mail UK | AP link