So the Russian President Vladimir "Pooty Poot" Putin is coming for a visit to America this week. Seems a member of his advance team got caught in a, shall we say, "compromising" event......he was passing counterfeit bills.
A Russian man attempted to pass off a phony $100 bill at the New Hampshire State Liquor store shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the store manager, who said a cashier discovered the bill was bogus.
No worries though...a foto of the bill is above.......until yesterday, it was the coin of the realm.....
J. D. Hayworth has landed upright and on his feet following last falls elections. The former six term Arizona Congressman extraordinaire has a website called Arizona Solutions. The site along with a talk show provide ample opportunity of J. D. to get his message out and stay involved in the political process......until the next go round.
Show me, El Presidente Bush. Prove to me you were sincere in your promise to protect the borders. All through the debate on this Shamnesty Bill you said enforcement was a priority. So, you talked the talk, how's about you walk the walk. Use the laws on the books, continue your "raids" on selected workplaces. Then come back to me with a bill I can believe in.
Alas, you won't. All hat and no saddle, as they say in your neck of the woods. We both know the raids were timed to give the voters the perception you were being tough. Now that the bill is dead, they will stop. We both know your cries for $4.2 Billion dollars in border security, INCLUDING a shiny new fence, was boob bait to convince us bubbas that you wanted what we wanted. Now that the bill is dead, I doubt we will see a fence. (Even though it is already funded).
Michele Malkin is liveblogging the latest attempt to ram the Illegal Alien Amnesty Act down the throats of the American people. High drama is being played out with lot's of bloviating by Ted "the Swimmer" Kennedy and Lindsey "Cry Me a River" Graham.
Just build the fence and enforce the laws we have. It works, when it's tried. Ask the Israeli's....
Feeling blue? Can't get anything accomplished at work, unable to get along with your peers, public approval ratings at an all time low? Here's a pick me up that all of your curmudgeonly friends can get behind.....vote yourself a pay raise!! Yes! The one subject you and your fellow Congressman/woman/person can agree on....Mo Money! By golly, don't let those naysayers keep you from smilin on the job.......
Now, as Dennis Miller is fond of saying, "I don't want to go off on a rant here...." but the Rumbear is not happy.
As a student of the Science of Politics, something is bugging the olde bear about what happened in the Senate yesterday with this fraud of an Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill. Let's just step back a moment and recall the founding of the country...you know all that "For the People by the People..." gobbledygook and reflect on yesterday. Right now, here, in the year of our lord 2007, we have a country that is pretty much split down the middle on most issues. Just look at the polls on any topic and we have the populace comes down 51-49% on the various issue of the day. As a result, we have a polarized Congress with each side battling tooth and nail to show theirs is the chosen position. Set aside your position for a moment and reflect upon that. Certainly you will concur that the situation has thrown the debate on such issues into the "heated" category. Fair comment, no matter your view, right? I thought you would agree.
Now overlay this brief moment of reflection with the information regarding this damn Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill...reportedly, the polls show that upwards of 80-84% are of us are against it, period. No one who supports the bill is challenging this fact. John "F_ _ _ You" McCain and Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy simply question YOUR ability to understand the bill. So, faced with a vast majority of the voters being against a bill that they say we do not understand, what do they do...explain it?...NO! They are presently, right now as you read this orchestrating a grand scheme to pass this sucker without a second look. Screw YOU America.
That's right, a guy that can't drive a car without crashing has joined up with a guy who can't fly a plane without crashing and together THEY know better than 84% of the voters what is good for us and will boldly lead us on the proper course...
......and that my friends, ain't right...... not in America.
Supporters of this bill sell it as a compromise that will heal America’s divisions. I fear it’s quite the reverse. This bill is infuriating the public and undermining faith in government itself. You can see it in the polling on confidence in Congress and the President. If this bill passes, it’s going to aggravate and embitter politics for years to come. Passing a measure over such overwhelming opposition is like slapping the public in the face.
Yup, my cheek hurts. No, the facial one, the other two will hurt when we are called upon to pay for this Shamnesty mess.
It was a year ago today that I learned of the passing of Rob Smith aka “Acidman”. I began reading his blog “Gut Rumbles” three years prior. Rob was a great writer that was able to skewer his points home with a flare that was all his own. Some say he was gruff and crude. To me he was a diamond, in the rough. A “Tall Dog” indeed. I posted a few comments on his blog and we exchanged an e-mail or two.
Not without his problems, Rob went in to Willingway Hospitalto slay some of his demons. Before he went in, Rob invited his readers to send written correspondence to give him something to do. He guaranteed he would write back. I sent him a brief missive wishing him the best with the treatment. True to his word, he wrote back. Several more letters followed where we exchanged thoughts and views.
Out of Willingway he went back to blogging. Over the months we continued to exchange an e-mail or two. He always encouraged The Rumbear to start a blog. Just write for yourself, he would say. I always deferred a firm response.
Over the weeks and days the Acidman's writing style was returning. He was getting back in stride. Then he died…June 26, 2006. The news hit hard.
When this blog was launched several months later, the words of the Acidman were ringing in my ears. Thanks Rob, rest in peace my friend..... R.I.P.
Well, well...seems to be a little troublein river city on the vote tally for the "Grand Bargain" of the Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has put off a vote on immigration reform until early next week, citing confusion within his own party on concluding work on the energy bill. That may be true, but what may also be true is that he likely does not have enough votes to overcome a filibuster by the bill's steadfast opponents. But waiting may not be in his interest as time is on the opposition's side.
Several of you have inquired of late as to what the ole Rumbear has been reading this year. Just finished "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. That has to be one of the best reads yet this year. I also enjoyed the Bull Halsey book. Seems that fighting men and great leaders has been the theme for the first six month of 2007. Here's the complete list:
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: By: Meg Meeker
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming: By Christopher Horner
Nine Lives of An Alaska Bush Pilot: By Ken Eichner
American Caeser: General Douglas MacArthur: By William Manchester
William “Bull” Halsey: By E. B. Potter
The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within: By Erwin McManus
State of Fear: By Michael Crichton
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: By William Manchester
How They Won the War, Nimitz and His Admirals: By Edwin Hoyt
It's the first day of the summer! For all you Druids (?) out there Happy Solstice! More than a few gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate.
STONEHENGE, England - Druids, drummers, pagans and party goers welcomed the sun Thursday as it rose above the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge on the longest day of the year — the summer solstice.
Clad in antlers, black cloaks and oak leaves, a group of druids cheered and danced at the Heel stone — a twisted, pockmarked pillar at the edge of Stonehenge.
"Happy solstice!" said Laura Tungate, a 26-year-old financial adviser from Newcastle, who wore a giant rainbow sweater and offered hugs to smiling passers-by.Taking a swig from a mug of vodka and Red Bull, she said she had been coming to the solstice ceremony for the past eight years.
Stonehenge, on the Salisbury Plain 80 miles southwest of London, was built between 3,000 B.C. and 1,600 B.C., although its original purpose is a mystery. Some experts say the monument's builders aligned the stones as part of their sun-worshipping culture.
Now, we here at the Chronicles like a good party as well as the next. Yet, one thing jumped out at Da Bear whilst perusing this article. Well, okay a couple things....Antlers? Black cloaks? Oak leaves? Red Bull & Vodka? Hmmmm....and she is a "financial advisor". In another, less enlightened time those items may have been viewed as being mutually exclusive. Frankly, I find myself wondering what Arlo in our accounting department does in his spare time.
The mud at the bottom of B.C. fjords reveals that solar output drives climate change - and that we should prepare now for dangerous global cooling.
Yup. New study out of Canada. The old GlowBall Warming consensus argument of the Goreacle takes another hit.
Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe solar cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to unusually cool conditions on Earth. Beginning to plan for adaptation to such a cool period, one which may continue well beyond one 11-year cycle, as did the Little Ice Age, should be a priority for governments. It is global cooling, not warming, that is the major climate threat to the world, especially Canada. As a country at the northern limit to agriculture in the world, it would take very little cooling to destroy much of our food crops, while a warming would only require that we adopt farming techniques practiced to the south of us.
Such a deal! 10 million for an island in San Francisco Bay. Visible from the Richmond Bridge, Red Rock is privately owned and remains uninhabited. Don't let the ripping current and rocky beaches turn ya off...it's an island! Da Bear use to sail by this piece of terra firma in the wild racing days of the early 1980's. This would provide a front row seat to view the boats playing the current in the Vallejo Race.
Now all I need is $10 million. Time to call Arlo in accounting.....
That stumbling, bumbling olde fool of an ex President Jimmah Carter is shooting his mouth off again. Seems Jimmah feels that Hamas should be the true leader of Palestine and that the United States is to blame for the latest unrest in the Gaza Strip.
We just don't get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called "dim-witted cowboy," has created the entire mess.
The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini.
You guessed it, Jimmah is the father. What a guy.......
Nick Lidstrom picked up his 5th Norris Trophy as a mainstay on defense this season for the World Renowned Detroit Red Wings. A little SNAFU in picking traveling to Toronto to pick up the trophy provided an opening for some ribbing from Ex Red Wings Gordie Howe and Larry Murphy reports Helene St. James:
Nicklas Lidstrom almost didn't make it to Toronto to pick up his fifth Norris Trophy.
He, his wife and their two oldest sons arrived Thursday morning at Metro Airport only to end up being delayed for four hours by mechanical problems. The flight eventually was canceled and it took two more hours to unload luggage. As an eleventh-hour solution, the Lidstroms ended up leaving just before 5 p.m. on Mike Ilitch's private jet, accompanied by Gordie Howe and Larry Murphy, both of whom also originally were on the same scheduled 10:26 a.m. flight as Lidstrom.Good thing everyone made it, too: Howe presented the Hart Trophy to Sidney Crosby, and Murphy presented the Norris Trophy -- a fact that, while the two waited at Metro, prompted Murphy to joke he knew the results and that Lidstrom shouldn't bother to go.
Senate leaders have agreed on a way to bring a pulled immigration bill forward, breaking the impasse that had stalled the bill, Fox News confirms.
The compromise legislation could come up as early as the middle of next week, once the Senate completes a large energy package. Legislators will consider 19 amendments (10 from Republicans and nine from Democrats) that are in need os some 'polishing' a senior Republican aide tells Fox News.
Friends, there mischief afoot. It is time to rally the troops, mount up and ride to the sound of the guns!
President Bush was so buoyed by the warm reception he was given in Albania that he immediately gave all 3 million Albanians American citizenship, provided they learn Spanish. The offer was withdrawn when Bush found out most Albanians haven't broken any U.S. laws.
Bush keeps claiming he's dying to enforce the border, but he just can't do it unless we immediately grant amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens
Bush won't build a wall and he keeps prosecuting law enforcement officers who stop illegal border crossers. But trust him: He'll get right on that border enforcement business as soon as we grant amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens.
El Presidente Bush has trekked up to Capital Hill with his wallet opened in an attempt to secure enough votes to "revive" the "McCain-Kennedy Give an Illegal Alien a Country Act". Flashing cash in front of a US Congressperson is like dangling a corn dog in front of a Dorkfish...you are gonna catch something! Michele Malkin has a list of the Dork---, er Senators, being targeted.
The latest ruse being proffered has us rubes out here being told that there will be a $4.4 billion border security package in the new bill. Yeah, that's it, an enforcement package with shiny new cars, and a fence and more badges for thousands of agents to be hired and and and all those things. It's like the scene from Napoleon Dynamitewhen Pedro is running for office and says "Vote for me and your wildest dreams will come true." Indeed, the supporters are willing to say or do anything to get your support. C'mon, remember that bill last fall on the fence that "must" be built? It said it in the legislation...it even provided funding for the 700 miles of fence. Where is it? Precisely. The same thing will happen to these border security provisions several months down the road....."What border security provisions?" Will echo through the halls of Congress.
Iraq surge a failure, top Democrats tell Bush The sorry excuse we have for a Majority Leader, Hairy Reed, has been saying the same thing since he agreed to allow the surge to occur. Now, in the week that we will finally have the troops deployed to move on this front, his commentary is .....news. What's up with that?
My sense is that the surge is working and ole Hairy is trying to dumb down the positive effect. Then again, what do I know, I'm just a Bear.
Boy HRH Peelosi is like a pit bull with a prime steak bone when it comes to her flying preferences. She LOVES them fancy jets! Now she wants her friends to be able to bring along the children when a spouse can't make the trip for, get this reason of "protocol". Huh? What's next, water slides and free diapers! Good googlemoooglely if this WoMan spent a fraction of the time working for this country that she does fighting for the "perks" of office she MAY have a record of accomplishments to point to. Alas, she doesn't.
However, like an olde Elton John tune.......we know she likes dem jets!!!
So....the case of the lost pants is in trial this week in Washington D. C. You know the one where, man says dry cleaner lost his pants, demands $65 MILLION dollars and dry cleaners, stubbornly says he, refuses to pay. Well, the plaintiff, an administrative law judge and benevolent guy, has dropped his demand to $54 MILLION. Still no settlement..... big surprise there!
So... here's a link to Marc Fisher...he is live blogging the trial because, well, it seems to be rather entertaining.
Take your blood pressure medication and enjoy. Da Bear is rooting for the defendants...but you knew that.
UPDATE: Why is everybody treating this nut ball of a plaintiff with kidd gloves?
The worst kept secret these days is the impending announcement of Fred Thompson in to the Presidential race. He has climb in to a statistical dead heat with Rudy Giuliani for the Republican nod. Support for John McCain is falling faster than an A-4 over Hanoi, Mitt Romney has not caught on and Rudy G is the lone candidate with any sense of "gravitas". (Remember you have to have gravitas to win, right?) has been garnering the support of the disenfranchised right wing. So Rumbear, what happens when Fred enters the race officially? Bill Quick, over at DailyPundit sums it up quite nicely ...
The moment Fred Thompson enters the GOP race, Rudy ceases to be a viable candidate for the nomination. Here’s why: Absent a real conservative contender, Rudy can capitalize on the base’s visceral loathing for McCain, and swing them into his camp on the basis of the leadership issue - if not happily, at least with resignation.
Fred is set to bring energy and a unique way of campaigning to the Presidential race. A response team that I have not seen since the days of Lee Atwater. (Well, who do YOU think mentored Karl Rove?) It remains to be seen if Fred will hold up over the long haul, but the excitement of his jumping in is palpable. For the Republicans, things are about to get very interesting.
El Presidente Bush, the chosen leader of millions of illegal immigrants went to Capital Hill today to convince the Senators to reconsider the ill-fated McCain Kennedy Give an Illegal a Country Act. Senor Bush with his ratings in the low 30’s implored the Senate Majority Leader, whose ratings are around 19%, to reconsider the bill. That’ right, two guys who are about as popular as a perfumed skunk in church are working to pass a bill that, by all reports, AMERICANS, do not want. While ignoring the vocal majority Senor Bush quipped, “Nothing like 12 million new voters to silence that howling majority”. (Okay, I made that last part up, but you believed it, right?!)
Stupid, stupid facts! Well the poster child for GlowBall Warming, the melting snows upon Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, are uh-umm, not related to GlowBall Warming. Huh? Yup, those pesky facts are once again castings aspersions on an icon of the Loonie Left.
The snows of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania have been diminishing for more than a century but probably not due to global warming, researchers report.
I cannot believe that people, us common folks, are still contributing to the Presidential election campaign of John McCain.
Sen. John McCain will raise more than $12.5M this fundraising quarter, surpassing last quarter's total and meeting the campaign's internal targets.
Does anyone really believe there is a snowball's chance in H_ _ _ that this guy will ever be president? Really? Me either, so who are the numbnuts forking over the cash? You? Your neighbor? Why not just stand on the street corner and give it away...same result...you will have a little less cash and John McCain will not be the president.
Seems young Miss Hilton was traumatized after three days in jail and scammed a release to her home. Home confinement for FORTY days! Surely that equals time spent in a filthy jail. That's a picture on the right of her 4 acre estate in the Hollyweird Hills.
No favoritism here. None. Move along.....
UPDATE: Yikes! A judge with cojones...Paris is sent back to jail kicking and screaming! Good on ya mate!