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Just to be safe, the cached Sarah Palin wiki entry

Posted in culture, current events, politics on August 29, 2008 by mrbitterness

Now that she’s been announced as the Republican nominee for vice president, I imagine the moonbat “editors” at Wikipedia will begin scrubbing anything positive out of her entry. So here’s a link to the cached version, via Google. 

Sarah Palin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Vice President Sarah Palin: I like this lady already

Posted in culture, current events, politics on August 29, 2008 by mrbitterness

From her Wiki entry, we learn that Gov. Sarah Palin:

  • was a 1984 runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant
  • Was the point guard and captain for the Wasilla High School Warriors, in Wasilla, Alaska. Palin led Wasilla Warriors to the Alaska small-school basketball championship in 1982, playing the championship game with a stress fracture in her ankle and hitting a critical free throw in the last seconds.
  • She received a scholarship to attend the University of Idaho, where she received a journalism degree. 
  • She briefly worked as a sports reporter at an Anchorage television station

So she’s a former almost-beauty queen; I’ve observed the runner-up is usually the best selection at pageants (winners are apple polishers, which the runners-up are too proud to do everything it takes to win, or too pretty for jealous female judges to validate). 

She wasn’t simply an athlete in high school. She was a super-bad, play-through-pain leader on a state championship basketball team. 

She attended University of Idaho, which means a McCain win will let the entire nation get “Vandalized!”

And she’s a former sports reporter! I was already pretty likely to choose McCain. But by adding Palin to the ticket, Maverick just earned my undying loyalty and respect.

I was going to hold my nose and pull the lever for him; now, I’m in love.

possible tornado in downtown Atlanta

Posted in current events with tags , , , on March 15, 2008 by mrbitterness

The sports networks were hours ahead of this story. So I was ahead, since it happened during a University of Alabama (my alma mater) basketball game broadcast on FoxSports. CNN just broke it a little while ago, I guess once the crew crawled out of their closets and bathrooms.

ESPN – SEC tournament delayed as Georgia Dome sustains damage – Men’s College Basketball

familiar with the term “fifth column?”

Posted in culture, current events with tags on March 8, 2008 by mrbitterness

I tend to be pretty tolerant of the anti-American tendencies of many on the left. but now they’ve transitioned from daydreaming about using domestic terrorism to undermine a war they dislike, to actual carrying out and celebrating acts of domestic terrorism.

Via Moonbattery

Regarding the military recruiting center at Times Square that was bombed yesterday, an enlighened progressive had this to say at the New York City Independent Media Center:

WE DID IT!!!!!! Not one person was harmed. Only property. Kudos on a perfect action!

Of course, when you set off bombs in Manhattan, it’s only dumb luck if no one gets killed. But for now moonbats haven’t directly killed anyone in their fifth-column attack on our military, which is enough to give them the moral high ground — from their own depraved point of view. Their al Qaeda allies must be delighted.

Moonbats and other leftists like to say dissent is a form of patriotism; they deify those who leverage the First Amendment to espouse causes and people directly opposed to our national values. But I think it’s time we remember that the U.S. does have laws against treason on the books, and those laws carry stiff penalties up to and including the death sentence.

Those who place bombs in Time Square deserve a comfortable seat in the Yellow Momma (though Alabama’s electric chair has been retired).

Just because they didn’t kill anyone this time doesn’t mean they won’t next time. And their ideological coziness with Al Qaeda and Jihadists certainly calls their allegiances into question.

another great Buckley quote

Posted in culture, current events with tags on February 29, 2008 by mrbitterness

Via LGF; another great William F. Buckley quotation.

“Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.”

RIP William F. Buckley: “I will then use my power, as I see fit.”

Posted in culture, current events with tags on February 28, 2008 by mrbitterness

I haven’t gotten around to writing a tribute to William F. Buckley Jr., yet. I’ve enjoyed his columns from time to time, and his “Firing Line” show I remember from my childhood (it was the show that came on after one of my cartoon favorites … kinda like “Soul Train”).

But once I became interested in politics, it didn’t take long to discover his magnus opus, The National Review. There I found the eloquent presentation of my political gut instincts: That government should be little more than a set of ground-rules allowing individuals to make the choices that best suit them.

Media Blog on National Review Online
“I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and liberals at bay. And the nation free.” William F. Buckley Jr., in Up From Liberalism

Our country is stronger thanks in part to Buckley’s life and his work. I’m also proud to see that Buckley’s office bears a striking resemblance to my own – strewn with the messy leavings of a preoccupied mind.

UPDATE: forgot to add the picture that explains my last sentence. williambuckley13.jpg

One day, I hope to have an office large enough to house such an unholy mess.

Skynet’s harbingers

Posted in current events with tags on February 28, 2008 by mrbitterness

maybe it’s a subconscious response to my love of the Sarah Connor Chronicles on FOX, but ominous signs of the approaching Judgment Day seem to be  cropping up with eerie regularity.

Automated killer robots threat to humanity: expert
The first three armed combat robots fitted with large-caliber machine guns deployed to Iraq last summer, manufactured by US arms maker Foster-Miller, proved so successful that 80 more are on order, said Sharkey.

But up to now, a human hand has always been required to push the button or pull the trigger.

It we are not careful, he said, that could change.

Military leaders “are quite clear that they want autonomous robots as soon as possible, because they are more cost-effective and give a risk-free war,” he said.

Several countries, led by the United States, have already invested heavily in robot warriors developed for use on the battlefield.

If I could say one thing to the Department of Defense right now, it’d be this. Do not plug it into the Internet. Please. As cool as it is to visit death upon our enemies without spilling a drop of American blood, I’d rather lose a Marine or two than face the reality of Earth after the Rise of the Machines.

I’m just sayin.