29 August 2013

4:24 PM. Eight Years Ago.

The moment the flood waters rose enough to stop this clock in Lakeview on 29 August 2005. They continued to rise another four and one half feet.


(Image by RSR)

There will be no other posts today.

27 August 2013

Now That's An Ancestral Tree.

One of the first fruit trees planted in America is still alive and well at age 383.

A Country As Wealthy As Ours??

Barry? Hello? We're not a wealthy country anymore. We're 'effing broke. And a whole lot more broke today than we were in January 2009, thanks to you.

And I'm sure that, for some people, ObamaCare will be cheaper than their cell phone bill.

Like people who get free ObamaPhones, for instance.

NOPD = Not Our Problem, Dude

Guy gets beaten up in the Quarter.  Caught on video.  NOPD shows up, rules it "unfounded".

26 August 2013

Battle Los Angeles.

The City of Los Angeles is whining about other places luring away movie and TV production - places with low taxes and reasonable costs of doing business. And their solution? Declare an "emergency" and appoint a "czar". A little late, guys. Remember, in 2008, the movie 'Battle Los Angeles' was filmed... right here in Baton Rouge. Really.

23 August 2013

First, The Tea Parties...

...Now, the American Legion. In Obama's America, being proud of your country is fast becoming a criminal offense. Unless you're proud of Obama...

20 August 2013

You Knew It Would Come To This.

How desperate is the Muslim Brotherhood to stop the recent revolution by Egyptians who want to live in the 21st Century? This desperate. Even the  Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion makes an appearance.

If Obama Had A Son...

Would he look like murdered baseball player Chris Lane, or like his alleged killers, who took Lane's life because:
"They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: `There's our target,"' Ford said. "The boy who has talked to us said, `We were bored and didn't have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody."'

He said they followed the 22-year-old Lane, a student from Melbourne attending college on a baseball scholarship, in a car and shot him in the back before driving off.

Ford told the television station KOCO in Oklahoma City that one of the teens said they shot Lane for "the fun of it."
If Obama weighs in on this murder - and I think he will - it will not be to decry for the total lack of human values of these alleged killers, or the senseless taking of a life because of it. Seems the Australians (Lane was an Australian) are recommending Aussies "think twice" about travel to the US until the America 'does something' about guns. As if the gun was bored and didn't have anything to do so it decided to kill somebody for the fun of it. But no matter, Barry and friends never let a tragedy go to waste - especially when it comes to guns, or when it comes deflecting what The Left / Mainstream Media has done to Black America in the last 50 years.

Maybe Chris Lane should have been wearing a hoodie and just bought some Skittles...

UPDATE 21AUG2013: “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.”

Well, There's Your Problem.

ObamaCare as a flow chart. There are circuit boards in your smart phone that are simpler. But since ObamaCare was never was about health care, but about control - control of your lives to control government costs - our masters see this maze as a feature, not a bug. Bonus points: Can you find the "If you like your current doctor / insurance you can keep it" bubble? Yeah, me either.

And remember, Louisiana voters, Sen. Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landrieu (D-DC), thinks ObamaCare is just peachy (for you, anyways) and says she'd vote for it again!

19 August 2013

Knew Math.

The video below is making the viral rounds of my Righty friends right now as a 'gotcha!' against the national 'Common Core' curriculum being pushed by Team Hopenchange:



But before anyone dives headlong under the couch because of what is, at best, a stupid example used in making a point, listen to it again. There seems to be more of this conversation before and after this clip which, I believe, might well explain the comment in context. They seem to be talking about understanding how a student is thinking. That in itself is not a bad thing. You cannot get little Johnny to understand that 3*4=12 if he cannot articulate how he erroneously got to 11.

Is this video proof that 'Common Core' is THEENDOFTHEWORLDASWEKNOWIT? No. It was a video of a stupid example, used stupidly. I am not going hide under the couch because of 'Common Core', anymore than I am going to hide under the couch because of 'Agenda 21', or 9/11 conspiracies. Besides, there are ain't much room under the couch round these parts.

That said, your humble blogger is very ambivalent about this 'Common Core' thing. While we need high standards, rigorously applied, in our elementary and secondary public schools, is setting national, one-size-fits-all standards authored by Big Government and the Education Lobby really the best way to do it? I do not think so. What we need is to get Washington, and the unaccountable bureaucrats and the and special-interest education lobbies, out of the classroom. What happens in local classrooms belongs under local control.

18 August 2013

Having Fun At An OFA Rally Before The Media Arrives.

Here's the raw feed:



It's amazing what Mainstream Media CGI can do with this these days.

17 August 2013

It's Not The Lie; It's The Cover-Up.

Remember, Dear Readers, when Obama went on national television the other day to assure us proles that "there is no spying on Americans" by his NSA?

Well fast forward to Thursday and we find out - Oops! - they have been snooping on Americans. For years. "Accidentally" or something.

And now we find out Team Hopenchange tried to interfere with negative press about the NSA being published.

This is the kind of thing that got Nixon pitched out. But since the 'Fast and Furious' Cover-up, the Benghazi Cover-up,  and the AP / Rosen Targeting Cover-up, or the IRS Cover-up haven't done it, I don't think this one will. Those who think themselves above the Law have no shame, much less honor.

15 August 2013

Equality.

If you listen to The Left / Mainstream Media narrative, you will learn that Concealed Carry is simply a very dangerous way for certain men (namely white, Christian, middle-class conservatives) to compensate for their inadequacies, and it has never stopped a single crime from happening. So clearly, this didn't occur.

Krotz Springs Is Now Famous For Three Things.

If you've done any amount of traveling in the Bayou State, you know that the town of Krotz Springs, Louisiana, is famous for two things:

1) Having a name that will make for hours of sophomoric jokes about "Crotch Springs" as you speed down US 190.

2) Speed trap central, in case you are actually speeding down US 190. (And by speeding, they mean 45.000001 MPH or better)

But now, apparently, Krotz Springs is going to be famous for a third thing: Sweetheart deals from Obama's EPA. Of course, Sen. Mary "Louisiana Purchase" Landreiu (D-DC) was unavailable for comment.

12 August 2013

The Lord's Prayer...

...2013 Update.

Hey, Barack Obama!...

...You just finished spinning the NSA scandal and declaring the IRS scandal 'phony'. What are you going to do now?

"I'm going to Martha's Vineyard and stay at the $7.6 million, 5,000 square foot home of a rich, Wall Street fatcat."

Because, y'know, a week at DisneyWorld with the kids is for the little people.

11 August 2013

Forward!

Harken back to 2008, dear readers, to those bad old days when open ridicule of a sitting President was not only a freedom - but patriotic! - and George W. Bush masks were de reguer at your local protest march. Aren't you glad that kind of thing isn't allowed anymore.

I loved this part: “The crowd went wild."

07 August 2013

Eh Tu, Ezra?

I mean, when even Ezra Klein sees it...

Why Conservatives Are Smarter Than Liberals.

We like get getting laid more than we like doing crossword puzzles. No, really. It's scientific.

Maybe that's why you see lots more leg on 'Fox and Friends' than you do in, say, The New York Times.

Here, Let Me Fix That Headline For You.

Hunting animals could return to parts of New Orleans. Hunting humans in the Big Easy has never stopped. Even though it has been banned for far longer than the hunting of animals.

Obama Voter Of The Week.

Dear Readers, I give you the hope and change of one Vivencia 
Bellegarde:
A Cadillac-driving OUI suspect — charged with running a Boston Globe delivery truck off Interstate 93 and onto the Leverett Connector — was carrying three EBT cards, mocked a cop “for paying for food when she gets it for free” and threatened to put a voodoo curse on him, according to a police report.

“I questioned her as to why she had other peoples (sic) EBT cards and she 
began screaming that I was a ‘dumb (expletive)’ for paying for food when she gets it for free,” trooper William Koko­cinski wrote of Vivencia 
Bellegarde, 25, of Everett, noting she had her own electronic benefits transfer card and also the cards of two other people.

“She repeatedly called me a racist and told me she was from Haiti and she was gonna ‘put voodoo on my white (expletive),’” Kokocinski wrote. “(She) told me to Google her name and find out who I was ‘(expletive) with’. She further explained that her name translated means ‘give life take life’ and she emphasized ‘TAKE LIFE’. She then shouted that she was ‘coming for all you white (expletives).’”
Justice for Trayvon. Yeah, that must be it.

06 August 2013

(BUMPED) The Government-Subsidized Obama Edsel Continues To Sell Like...

...An Edsel. A whopping 1,788 Chevy Volt's were sold in July. By comparison, full-size pick-ups - which our Gaia-loving betters back in 2009 declared no one wanted anymore - had 162,177 sales in July. That means Americans were 90 times more likely to buy that uniquely American ride, the pickup, than the Euro-wussy wet dream being pushed on us by the central planners at Team Hopenchange.

UPDATE: Remember, back in 2007-08: "GM expects to sell at least 100,000 Volts a year from day one."

UPDATE 06AUG13: Hey, everybody, it's a Chevy Volt Fire Sale! (pun intended) Seems Government Motors will be selling these things at even more of a loss.

God's Giant Spirograph Of Doom.

To hell with Global Warming. It's a wonder we made it this far:

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World.

05 August 2013

Chicken Little Goes On Alert.

Is this 'find a helmet' time, or 'put on the f*^#ing helmet' time?  DHS needs to be more specific.

The Ron White Alert System referenced is here. (language warning)

04 August 2013

If Obama Had a Son...

...he wouldn't look like this kid, so who gives a shit?

Bet this is not ruled a 'hate crime', and these three thugs, plus the do-nothing bus driver, will all walk. Justice for Trayvon or something.

Hattip: The Political Commentator.

Fake But... Shuddup. Racism.

Tawana Brawley, the liar that Al Sharpton used as his vehicle to race-hustling stardom, is finally paying for ruining an innocent man's life.

03 August 2013

Turning His Back...

...On secular democracy in Egypt. Obama, that is. And Egypt ain't too happy about it.

I mean, really. What did they expect? Barry is so far up the arse of the Muslim Brotherhood he could do a colonoscopy.

Bambi Must Die!

Has our world gone insane? Yes. But don't worry - it's regulations:
"[There were] nine [Department of Natural Resources] agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth," Mr. Schulze told WISN 12. "It was like a SWAT team."

The agents were there to retrieve a baby deer named Giggles that was dropped off by a family worried she had been abandoned by her mother, the station reported. Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife.

"I said the deer is scheduled to go to the wildlife reserve the next day," Mr. Schulze told the station. "I was thinking in my mind they were going to take the deer and take it to a wildlife shelter, and here they come carrying the baby deer over their shoulder. She was in a body bag. I said, ‘Why did you do that?’ He said, ‘That’s our policy,’ and I said, ‘That’s one hell of a policy.'"

Bill Nye The AgitProp Guy.

What does it say about all that 'settled science' when Al Gore and Bill Nye can't even get a simple high-school physics experiment right?

I know, I know; Bill Nye and Al Gore aren't real scientists (they just play them on TV). But it begs the question: If a simple high-school experiment they claim proves anthropomorphic global warming actually disproves anthropomorphic global warming, what else has been faked in the name of the Green crusade?

Times Sells The Globe. Paul Krugman Hardest Hit.

The next time the The New York Times lectures us proles on how to run a successful business, remember - they suck at business:
The sale, for $70 million, would return the paper to local ownership after two decades in which it struggled to stem the decline in circulation and revenue. The price would represent a staggering drop in value for The Globe, which The Times bought in 1993 for $1.1 billion, the highest price paid for an American newspaper.
You buy in at $1.1 billion and sell at $70 million... Let's figure the profit here: nothing from nothing, carry the nothing...