Thursday, November 30, 2006

So Today....

we learn that Senator Elect James Webb is a tough, no-nonsense guy. He sure gave it to Bush when "43" had the audacity to inquire as to how the younger Webb, stationed in Iraq, was doing. More boorish behaviour in Congress. That's what we need.

I did learn this interesting factoid while perusing the history of Senator Elect Webb. He attended the Naval Academy with none other than Oliver North. Seems they met in a boxing match .... young Mr. North reportedly opened a can of whup a-- and "prevailed" in the match. Just another reason to admire ..... Ollie North.

Here we go……..

Da Bear sits here today pondering, I wonder who will be the last to leave Baghdad? In the Vietnam Conflict that disconcerting title belonged MGySgt John J. Valdez. A brave man, he was the last to leave the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon on the day we “won” the peace in Viet Nam. Now we wait, with bated breath, the world-renowned Baker Commission report that will tell us how the United States will “win” in Iraq. Here is a snipet from one of the participants, Cliff May:

I’ve been a member of the “expert” advisory group of the Baker/Hamilton panel. The frustration I and a few others faced: We thought our task was to develop options to move forward in Iraq. Most of our colleagues thought the task was to develop options to move out of Iraq.
In other words, the few hawks (or conservatives or neo-cons or whatever you want to call them) were arguing not for “victory” as Bush once envisioned it (Iraq as a shining city on the Middle Eastern hill) but against accepting defeat at the hands of such groups al Qaeda in Iraq and Saddam loyalists, against lamely attempting to disguise defeat as “redeployment” or “an exit strategy.” At the very least, we implored, let’s imagine and plan for the likely consequences of American defeat. That was derided as subscribing to the “domino theory.”
The Foreign Policy Establishment types who dominate the Iraq Study Group had opposed the war from the start and, in my view, mostly wanted to send Bush this message: “Idiot! We told you so!”

The debate is coming. Yeah, right.

Given today’s leadership.......I can hear them gassing up the choppers. Stay tuned kids, the sequel is about to begin. Some alternative........

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Well Said......

Victor Davis Hanson spanks another one out of the park today.

By past definitions of relative power, al-Qaeda and its epigones were weak and could not defeat the West militarily. But their genius was knowing of our own self-loathing, of our inability to determine their evil from our good, of our mistaken belief that Islamists were confused about, rather than intent to destroy, the West, and most of all, of our own terror that we might lose, if even for a brief moment, the enjoyment of our good life to defeat the terrorists. In learning what the Islamists are, many of us, and for the first time, are also learning what we are not. And in fighting these fascists, we are to learn whether our freedom can prove stronger than their suicide belts and improvised explosive devices.

So we have been given a reprieve of sorts with this war, to regroup; and, in our enemies, to see our own past failings and present challenges; and to rediscover our strengths and remember our origins. We can relearn that we are not fighting for George Bush or Wal-Mart alone, but also for the very notion of the Enlightenment--and, yes, in the Christian sense for the good souls of those among us who have forgotten all that as they censor cartoons and compare American soldiers to Nazis.

Go here and read the entire thing….join the Enlightenment.

If We Could Not Laugh......

We Would all Go Insane! Jimmy Buffet

The Gubberment discriminates against blind people by printing money that looks and feels the same, a federal judge ruled Tuesday... Actually, it was District Judge James Robertson, a Clinton appointee. There is probably a Carter appointee out there lamenting the fact that he did not get to issue the ruling.

Then we have the "Six Imams" removed from a plane in Phoenix after performing evening prayers together in the waiting area, requesting seat extensions (though not obese and then, not using them) and sitting in unassigned seats near each exit (two by two). No worries mate, nothing wrong here, move along infidel. Well, it seems they were offended. Having filed a complaint with the Gubberment Office of Muslim Unpleasantries, they are urging all Muslims to boycott US Air for their unfair and discriminatory treatment! Maybe it's just me, but I get a sense US Air just became the safest airline in the country. Sign me up!

As Hunter Thompson used to say "It still isn't weird enough for me!"

Monday, November 27, 2006

I Love Golf.....

alas, it does not love me.
Monday's Pun(s)!!!!

Ah! Christmas! The one day of the year we can all say our children are truly gifted!

What do reindeer say before they tell a joke? This will sleigh you.

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? It's Christmas, Eve!

People who tell jokes on December 25 might be called Christmas Cards!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mind your turkey....they are crafty little buggers!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It's Aloha .....Tuesday?!!!!

Short week here at the Chronicles. Time for a little turkey, golf and maybe some sailing. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Monday's Pun(s) !!!!!!

He ate so much over the holidays that he decided to quit cold turkey.

There was a sign on the lawn at a drug re-hab center that said 'Keep off the Grass'.

The plastic surgeon put his patient's nose to the grindstone.

Say Cheese!!


Michael Fumento is an "embed" in Ramadi and has some new pic's up.

I liked this one.

Friday, November 17, 2006


Just one more reason to get a Hummer. These guys actually sat down and figured out the TOTAL cost of a vehicle over it's lifetime. It seeems those nasty ole SUV's did pretty good over the long haul.

For example, while the industry average of all vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2005 was $2.28 cents per mile, the Hummer H3 (among most SUVs) was only $1.949 cents per mile. That figure is also lower than all currently offered hybrids and Honda Civics at $2.42 per mile.

The Rumbear is doing his part by stocking the family fleet with SUV's. Now it's your turn. It's Aloha Friday...go get yourself a Hummer!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


"I have the votes"

Vote tally 149-86, Hoyer wins.

Electing Hoyer will stand as a remarkable moment of lucidity for the new overlords of the country. However, Murtha feels he was robbed.....

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Big Thumbs Down!

As Tallyrand reportedly said about the last Bourbon rulers of France: "They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing."

A message was sent this past Tuesday. You heard it. I heard it. While we may debate the interpretation, the actions of each party afterward are of note. My take is that the folks in the middle told the Republicans "Enough. Leave." I do not believe they said "We want Democrats!" It was simply a case of "We do not want you." Maybe some time for reflection and a review of the failed policy. Yeah, right. Let us look at the past week and reflect...Ken Mehlman out as RNC chair replaced by Mel Martinez. "Our" president scurrying to be part of the "in" crowd and offering immigration as the olive branch. Compromise on immigration...we KNOW what Bush wants. Finally today, we learn that Trent "I Love Pork" Lott is back as in a Senate leadership post. The message from the GOP is perfectly clear, get ready for more of the same!

The country has had enough of "Compassionate Conservatism". The GOP leadership has not. John Hawkins has a great piece up today on the current course of the GOP leadership. He states:

In other words, if you're looking for signs that the GOP is getting back to its conservative roots in Washington, there aren't many to be seen right now. That's bad news because this election wasn't about it being the "Democrats' turn" to take power or about liberals fooling people by pretending to be moderates, it was a referendum on the sort of big government Republicanism that has taken root in Washington—and the verdict on "compassionate conservatism" turned out to be a big thumbs down.

Maybe the Republicans do need another "thumpin" in 2008. Unless they once again show they are the party of Ronald Reagan that will probably be the case.

....and then we have the Democrats. John Murtha.....ahh, never mind. I just don't have the stomach for it, yet.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

National Ammo Day!

That's right kids......the big day is coming November 19th!
Now, more than ever, stock up and support the cause. 100 rounds per person is all we ask.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Voter Fraud Eliminated!

(or why I love Ann Coulter) Just another great read right here.
Split an Atom, Save a Tree!

Well color me green and register my vote! Nuclear power is all the rage as an "alternative" to the current power choices that are damaging our environment. Be it Global Warming or Global Cooling the lefties are starting to squabble about what to substitute for those evil carbon based power sources. None other than James Lovelock has chimed in stating:

"We live in a nuclear-powered universe. We're the oddballs by getting energy from burning carbon.

"My justification of nuclear power is that we've reached a stage now where the dire things that threaten us are so great that even the results of an all-out nuclear war pale into insignificance as unimportant compared to what's going to happen."

Well, maybe it's time to start the construction. This would keep the US from exploiting that Alaskan slope reserves and the wandering elk would be eternally grateful. Maybe we could blow the moth balls out of Rancho Seco and get in the fastlane towards nuclear energy!

Boy, it's fun to watch as the left tries to lead instead of .........just what were they doing?

Update 11/14/04:

Prescient, Moi?
Yes, I'm feeling prescient.......

Go Blue!

#1 Ohio State vs #2 Michigan this Saturday.
Both teams 11-0, let the Ohio bashing begin....

"A buckeye is a useless nut"
Monday's Pun (s)!!!!

Seven days without puns makes one weak.

If puns are outlawed, only outlaws will have puns.

A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, his nurse said, "No change yet."

Friday, November 10, 2006

One Particular Harbor......

It's Aloha Friday with a long weekend. The provisions are stored, course is set & Da Bear is outbound!!!!

(Tune in KPOA and c'mon spirit!)

Happy Birthday Marines!!
To All the Veteran's Out There......

Hat tip to Murdoc.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

JD Lives!!!!

Arizona 5th district is still in play. Seems a number of provisional ballots are yet to be counted. (200,000!?) Our pal J. D. Hayworth is still in the hunt.

"Latest news on Mitchell/Hayworth race is that J.D. Hayworth is not conceding defeat, and Harry Mitchell is not declaring victory until all provisional ballots are counted. And there are a lot of provisional ballots out there, we are hearing. So hold tight."
Buckley Speaks....

William F. Buckley sends this missive from the manor on the elections:

“We heard from the solid base of conservatives who identify good government with the Republican Party. They spoke their opposition to a president who has not once used his constitutional power to resist spendthrift measures by Congress. He has not accosted directly, let alone relieved, the problems raised by helter-skelter immigration laws. And he simply gave up on reforming a Social Security system which cannot fulfill its commitments.
What this has meant is a dissociation from the normal allegiance a democratic republic feels for its duly elected leadership. And that dissociation was written by the voters’ feet, making indelible marks on the sand.”

Will the party listen?
Sentence of the Year, Indeed.

Over at Insty's place,

"The Republicans lost and the Democrats won for the same reason -- they distanced themselves from their base. "

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lawyers in Love, Epilogue.....

Hey! Where did all the lawyers go?! The Democrats win and there is absolutely no voter fraud? What a coincidence.......

Line Forms to the Left......

Well, that was fun. The Democrats have the House and looks like the Senate. The USS Compassionate Conservative just took a torpedo..... in the ammunitions magazine. Good riddance for that ole barge. Bush 43 has accomplished precisely what Bush 41 did, steer the Republican ship of state on to the rocks. 41 paved the way for Clinton, 43 has given us Pelosi et al. Can "Hillary in 08" be far behind? There's you reality for the day. Time to shake off the loss and look ahead.

We now get to see what exactly the Democrat plan is for the next two years. They have to lead, not just sit on the sidelines and snipe. That will take some fortitude. With the cast of thieves and reprobates they have lined up as committee chairs, I have my doubts. We shall see.

Cinch up your helmet and hunker down. The shock and awe part of the game is about to start. OOooga Chaka, indeed.

UPDATE: Just when you think.....

"Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid"

I continue to take solace in the fact that voter fraud has been banished from our great country. Who knew?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Say it Ain't So!!

Tragedy everywhere......"Britney Spears Files for Divorce". Hmmmmmmm, I thought I saw K-Fed at the paddle store (see below) last nite.

Halloween ...

..was'nt this scary!

California Voter Controversy?!!

"Every election, each voter in California gets a little oval sticker that says "I voted" so you can explain to your boss why you're two hours late. Today, there are widespread reports that the stickers aren't as sticky as usual, with more than a few complaints that the corners are coming up, or in one extreme instance, the entire sticker blew off in a mild breeze. Accusations have ...." go here for the rest of the story.
Lawyers in Love, Part XI.....

and .......they're off! Boy that did'nt take long! The lawsuits are a flying and the lawyers are doing what they love...billing time! Quoting “We’re not going to make the mistake we did last time, which was to wait until after the election for litigation,” said Chris Redfern, chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. Well heck no Chris, why wait for something like facts to support your suit. We can get those pesky facts later! Probably find em on e-bay. (Facts: 13, cents per dozen!)

The headline on the DrudgeReport is changing faster than the counter at your local gas pump. Here's a quick look....

The first lawsuit is out of Indiana. The polls have been ordered to remain open. In Kentucky a poll worker has been arrested for "choking" a voter. Them good ole boys take their voting seriously. In Florida the voters were given the wrong ballot. Well, hang my chad! That's serious down there as these are the same folks that could not punch that little piece of cardboard sufficiently to register a vote last time.

Then we learn that the Feds have sent election monitors throughout the country. What's up with that? Jimmy Carter, call yur office! Let's put that old fool to work.

Stay tuned folks, it's gonna get weird.........OOooga Chaka.......
My Predictions.....

Democrat! Republican! ???? When you think it is " bad as it can get..." go HERE. Nothing like a Hasselhoff video to illustrate that life, in general, is pretty okay.* (at least until Nancy Pelosi starts making videos!)

Subliminal Message Ahead...

*Shamelessly stolen from here.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Shop early.....
Long Lines Predicted for Wednesday!

That was ZEN -- this is TAO.

(Monday's Puns!!)

Did you hear about the butcher who backed into his meat grinder & got a little behind in his work?

Baby seal walks into a club. What a tragedy.

Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

Need I say more?...........

now do the"right" thing.

Lawyers in Love, Part X.......

Election Tuesday to be followed by Lawsuit Wednesday! Make sure those retainers are paid up...the lawsuits a coming!

Back on October 19th we here at the chronicles heard the rustling of paper and predicted...

"Mark my words folks. The seeds are planted and maturing nicely. The lawsuits are a coming. Lawyers in love......."

Well the crop of lawsuits is about to be harvested. The final pieces are being put in to place so as to set the stage for them lawsuits. Robert Kuttner in the Boston Globe-Democrat tills the soil with.....

"[U]nless there are levels of theft and fraud that would truly mean the end of American democracy, a Democratic House seems as close to a sure thing as we ever get in American politics three days before an election... November 2006 will be remembered either as the time American democracy was stolen again, maybe forever, or began a brighter day. "

Stolen again? Get it? Michael Graham sums up the foregoing nicely in his article on the Democrat aspirations entitled "Either We Win or YOU Cheated!"

Start your Tuesday off right. Go vote, then take your lawyer to breakfast. It may be your last chance to see him/her for awhile. They will be busy the next few weeks doing what they love.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Election Humor!

While visiting his niece, an elderly man had a heart attack. The woman drove wildly to get him to the emergency room.After what seemed like a very long wait, the ER doctor appeared, wearing his scrubs and a long face. Sadly, he said, "I'm afraid that your uncle's brain is dead, but his heart is still beating.""Oh, dear," cried the woman, her hands clasped against her cheeks with shock. "We've never had a Democrat in the family before!"

"It's Aloha Friday .........

no work till Monday. Doo de doo, de doo, de doo .... "

......Get your island fix on the internet with KPOA!

More Cowbell.....


Thursday, November 02, 2006

My Alma Mater........
Ahhh, ya gotta love it! Keep your powder dry ladies.

"Iraqi Forces Disarm Explosive Laden Donkeys"

I can't make this stuff up. It's an actual headline. Follow the Iraqi lead and do the same thing next Tuesday!!!

Where's Waldo?!

Well, the Democratic version is "Where are our leaders?" Nancy "I'll take any suite I want" Pelosi, Howard "yeeearghh!" Dean and Harry "Show me the land deal" Reid have disappeared. Gone. Nary a press release this week. The people who feel we need to hear them pontificate daily on any topic have vanished without a trace. I expect to see their faces on milk cartons starting Friday. Where are these loud-mouthed prats? A cynical mind (moi!?) might believe they are laying low till the heat moves on. Heaven forbid the voters actually have to listen to their plans for the country after the election. Why, that might influence the vote… an undesired way. That’s right folks, the Democrats apparently got the word a week ago that prematurely picking out office suites and re-filing of congressional disclosure records might cause some to reflect on the choice at the ole ballot box. Something akin to spiking the ball on the 10 yard line. So these “stars” of the Democratic team have been sent to the locker room to chill, hide out, lay low, run scared while the voters are duped. John Kerry, (Dolt, MA) showed the true colors several days ago. Don’t be duped…....get out there on Tuesday and do the “right” thing.
Midweek Pun(s) !

Such a treat!.....

A bicycle can't stand alone because it is two-tired.

A plateau is a high form of flattery.

A backward poet writes inverse.

Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

John Kerry speaks......

and the Troops respond.

I was against an apology before I was for it. Good Lord, this guy is a Senator?