Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Run Fred, Run!!!

"Fred Dalton Thompson is planning to enter the presidential race over the Fourth of July holiday, announcing that week that he has already raised several million dollars and is being backed by insiders from the past three Republican administrations, Thompson advisers told The Politico."

John McCain said "F %#$*!" reports the Rumbear!

NRO reports that THEIR inside source (TA3) says the Politico got it wrong. Jim Geraghty sums it up..."My gut instinct after talking with TA3 is that there will be an announcement in July, but not July 4."

John McCain said "F %#$*!", again, reports the Rumbear!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Just Wundering......

Young Miss Lohan has another car accident while, uh hmmmm, "intoxicated". So she's headed back to the detox program at the Malibu haute spot "Promises". Just recently it was Brittany Spears who was the celebrity flavor of the month bouncing in and out of rehab. So, the Rumbear was a wundering.......Is it any indication of the effectiveness of the program when it's star attendees seem to, well, fail, repeatedly? I mean, is repeat business really a good thing for a rehab facility? Like I said, just wundering.
Fred's In?.....

One of the boys over at Powerline is whispering....."...later today Fred Thompson will take the next step on the road to becoming a presidential candidate."

Good news on a Tuesday!
Uncle Warren?

Well that age olde question has been answered through DNA analysis....Jimmy Buffet is not related to Warren Buffett. Both are still filthy rich, but not otherwise related. Nevertheless, Jimmy will still be able to call him Uncle Warren at his concerts.

Monday' Pun (s) !!

Are twin brothers called sunsets?

5000 hares have escaped from the zoo. The police are combing the area.

What do you call a melon that's not allowed to get married? Can't elope.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

Some gave all......

The Bear Clan will remember our heroes, past and present, this weekend. I encourage you to do the same. Carry on.
It's Aloha Friday ...... work till Monday!!!
(Hmm, Immigration Bill....maybe it should be Hasta la Vista Friday!)

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

The BFR is complete!! Memorial Day, Indy 500, Building a Deck and a little flying!! Have a GREAT weekend!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

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Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!
Carburetion Day!

Known for many years as “Carburetion Day,” and shortened only in fairly recent years simply to “Carb Day,” it refers to the day on which cars qualified for the starting field are given the opportunity to practice in “Race Day trim,” as opposed to the less economical setups required for out-and-out speed during time trials. A major portion of this used to involve adjustment to the carburetors, but even after the introduction of fuel injection in the late 1940s, the original term “carburetion runs” continued to be used. For the record, the stock-block Ford-powered Lotus cars of Jim Clark and Dan Gurney in 1963 were the last to actually use carburetors on Carburetion Day.

The Indy 500 is this weekend. The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is an event to behold. The Andretti Family tries to end a long drought and take home the Borg-Warner Cup. Damn, I need to get together with Gator in Marketing and visit this one again!!
The Goreacle
.... in Marin!

Sheesh, I leave town for a year or two and the interlopers move in. That's right AlGore and his merry band of followers gathered at the only public building to ever be used as a launch pad in a sci-fi movie, The Marin Civic Center. Seems about right.

Calls are out to the Republican Slackers of Marin/Sonoma County to get the low down. Check the link and enjoy the collection of SUV's in attendance!

(Ed. Note: Should'nt that sign read Obama-Gore in 2008? Probably a different "Dream" Team)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Three Amigos!

Someone paddled by and threw this over the transom of the good ship Rumbear ....

Hey, Hey!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Jolly Joker......

A "friend" sent this to me.....

Well, the season ended last nite for my beloved WINGS! They tried to win a game by playing one of the three regulation periods. It almost worked. The Ducks played 2 periods of the game and eeked out a win. Thus ends the series wherein the Ducks played 2 good games and won the best of seven match up, while the Wings played three goods games and lost. Go figure. The Stanley Cup Finals between the Ducks and Ottawa Senators looks to have all of the excitement of watching paint dry.

It was a great run for the boys and they will be back in the hunt later this year....for now....GOLF!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


GAME 6 Western Conference Finals

WINGS vs Ducks...Series at's do or die for the Wings!



Let's say I break into your house...

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.

Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.

But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).

According to the protesters:
You are Required to let me stay in your house
You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan
You are Required to Educate my kids
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me & to my family

(my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house

And what a deal it is for me!!!

I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me.

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America....

Monday, May 21, 2007

War Spending Bill!

Well, well...I wonder if this will get the HUGE headlines in the MSM the way HRH Peelosi's first planned withdrawal of troops bill did? Those Democrats.......They sure showed that George Bush feller didn't they?!

WASHINGTON - In grudging concessions to President Bush , Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a time line for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of billions of dollars in spending on domestic programs, officials said Monday.

Now if we just had a Republican President for domestic policy we could stop dressing up pigs.

Main Entry: am·nes·ty
Pronunciation: 'am-n&-stE
Function: nounInflected Form(s): plural -ties
Etymology: Greek amnEstia forgetfulness, from amnEstos forgotten, from a- + mnasthai to remember --

Def: the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals

Comprehensive Illegal Imigration Act = Amnesty. You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.
Pun(s) !!!

When a son said that his ambition was to drive an army tank his father said 'I won't stand in your way'.

The male pig puts everyone to sleep. You could say he's quite the boar.

A high scoring football game can be very offensive.

He rose through the ranks of the International Corn Growers association, eventually becoming a kernel.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!

GAME 5 Western Conference Finals
WINGS vs Ducks...Series tied at 2-2

Just When....
...You thought the Illegal Immigration Amnesty Bill could not get any worse, this is disclosed.

The Bush administration insisted on a little-noticed change in the bipartisan Senate immigration bill that would enable 12 million undocumented residents to avoid paying back taxes or associated fines to the Internal Revenue Service, officials said.

Could someone explain why we, the taxpayers of this country, owe anything to people who enter it illegally? I do not get it. Why are we beholding to them? They were not invited, we don't want them, yet, we must pay. Where's the logic?

Perhaps Congress and El Presidente Bush should listen to Varifrank ..

Every once in a great while as you serve in public office you might want to try to satisfy the people who voted you into office, even if you personally disagree with it.

Oh, and when do I get tax relief?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

More Fred...

Just can't get enuff! Great article by Peggy Noonan is up over at the Wall Street Journal Online.

He is running a great campaign. It's just not a declared campaign. It's a guerrilla campaign whose informality is meant to obscure his intent. It has been going on for months and is aimed at the major pleasure zones of the Republican brain. In a series of pointed columns, commentaries and podcasts, Mr. Thompson has been talking about things conservatives actually talk about.

Check it out!

Friday, May 18, 2007

It's Aloha Friday ...... work till Monday!!!

(maybe it should be Hasta la vista Friday!)

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Hockeyball Western Conference Finals, Building a Deck and a little flying!! Have a GREAT weekend.

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....


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I can't need to read the whole enchilada.....

Comprehensive or Incomprehensible?

By Fred Thompson

Most Americans know that we have an illegal immigration problem in this country, with perhaps as many as 20 million people residing here unlawfully. And I think most Americans have a pretty good idea about how to at least start solving the problem – secure our nation’s borders.

But there’s an old saying in Washington that, in dealing with any tough issue, half the politicians hope that citizens don’t understand it while the other half fear that people actually do. This kind of thinking was apparent with the “comprehensive” immigration reform bill that the U.S. Senate and the White House negotiated yesterday.

I’d tell you what was in the legislation, but 24 hours after the politicians agreed the bill looked good, the Senate lawyers were still writing what may turn out to be a one thousand page document. In fact, a final version of the bill most likely will not be made available to the public until after the legislation is passed. That may come five days from now. That’s like trying to digest an eight-course meal on a 15-minute lunch break.

We’ve tried the “comprehensive” route before to solve the illegal immigration problem with a bit more care and deliberation, and the results haven’t been good. Back in May 1985, Congress promised us that it would come up with a comprehensive plan to solve the problem of illegal immigration and our porous borders. Eighteen months later, in November 1986, that comprehensive plan was signed into law.

Twenty-two years and millions of illegal immigrants later, that comprehensive plan hasn’t done what most Americans wanted it to do — secure America’s borders. Now Washington says the new “comprehensive” plan will solve the problem that the last comprehensive plan didn’t.

The fact is our border and immigration systems are still badly broken. We were reminded of this when Newsweek reported that the family of three of the men, arrested last week for allegedly plotting to kill American military personnel at Fort Dix, New Jersey, entered the U.S. illegally more than 20 years ago; filed for asylum back in 1989, but fell off the government’s radar screen when federal bureaucrats essentially lost track of the paperwork. Wonder how many times that’s been replicated?

Is it any wonder that a lot of folks today feel like they’re being sold a phony bill of goods on border security? A “comprehensive” plan doesn’t mean much if the government can’t accomplish one of its most basic responsibilities for its citizens — securing its borders. A nation without secure borders will not long be a sovereign nation.

No matter how much lipstick Washington tries to slap onto this legislative pig, it’s not going to win any beauty contests. In fact, given Congress’s track record, the bill will probably get a lot uglier — at least from the public’s point of view. And agreeing to policies before actually seeing what the policies are is a heck of a way to do business.

We should scrap this “comprehensive” immigration bill and the whole debate until the government can show the American people that we have secured the borders — or at least made great headway. That would give proponents of the bill a chance to explain why putting illegals in a more favorable position than those who play by the rules is not really amnesty.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Illegal Immigration...

Well, we know that President Bush and John McCain along with a host of other middle of the road Republicans will sell out the conservative base.....

I Wonder What Fred Thinks?.....

I think its time for a little plain talk to the leaders of Mexico. Something like: hey guys, you’re our friends and neighbors and we love you but it’s time you had a little dose of reality. A sovereign nation loses that status if it cannot secure its own borders and we are going to do whatever is necessary to do so, although our policies won’t be as harsh as yours are along your southern border. And criticizing the U.S. for alternately doing too much and too little to stop your illegal activities is not going to set too well with Americans of good will who are trying to figure a way out of the mess that your and our open borders policy has already created.

My friends, it’s also time for a little introspection. Since we all agree that improving Mexico’s economy will help with the illegal-immigration problem, you might want to consider your own left-of -center policies. For example, nationalized industries are not known for enhancing economic growth. Just a thought. But here’s something even more to the point that you might want to think about: What does it say about the leadership of a country when that country’s economy and politics are dependent upon the exportation of its own citizens?

Republican candidates...give me a break. Yet, there is hope my friends. It's name may be Fred Thompson...

What the Hail?

The MSM is trumpeting a "deal" by President Bush and the "Senate Leaders" on a bill regarding illegal immigration. What are they hailing? Where is the bill? Why can't anyone read it? Why do I have to listen to Ted Kennedy, of all people, tell me what's in it?

If it is so darn good...LET"S SEE IT!

As that little olde lady used to say "Where's the BEEF?!"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Say What!?

GlowBall Warming converts! Er, but they are "converting" the wrong way! Yup, check out this article,

Following the U.S. Senate's vote today on a global warming measure (see today's AP article: Senate Defeats Climate Change Measure,) it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics. The names included below are just a sampling of the prominent scientists who have spoken out recently to oppose former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media driven “consensus” on man-made global warming. (Emphasis Added)

Well, well, well seems the chicken little movement led by the Goreacle may be running a little thin in the "science" department. Amazing what can happen when facts get in the way of consensus. In any event we welcome these scientists to the side of truth....It's a good pocket protectors for everyone!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Slow Postings?

Your humble scribe directly relates the paucity of pedantic prognostications to the performance of the revenue generation dance. Yes, a Dancing Rumbear…..yuck it up!!!

(".....but show some caution, he's still a bear." Robert Service)
Smack Down!

You may have heard by now that the rotund Director of Boob Bait for the Bubbas I-IV, Mikey Moore, has issued cry for a debate with Fred Thompson. Seems that Fred likes a Cigar now & then, perhaps of the Cuban variety. Mikey takes issue with this finding it to be a bit of hypocrisy. Now Mikey knows hypocrisy, just watch his films. However, this is Fred he's dealing with. No shrinking violet, Fred issued a statement, via video. It's right here. Enjoy.

In debate parlance, point to Mr. Thompson.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday's Pun(s) !

Any lawyer will tell you that affidavit is better than none at all.

A toothless termite walked into a tavern and said, "Is the bar tender here?"

When chemists die, we barium.

How do you make antifreeze? Steal her blanket.

A circus lion won't eat clowns because they taste funny.

Friday, May 11, 2007

It's Aloha Friday ...... work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Hockeyball Western Conference Finals, Rolling SOD? and a little sailing!! Have a GREAT weekend.

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo .... GO WINGS!

"Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Hamas, R.I.P.

Well, you have all probably heard by now that the lefty's beloved terror group, Hamas has ripped off Disney and is using Mickey Mouse for propaganda films. Despite a request to cease and desist, Hamas continues to defy Israel and the Palestinian governments by broadcasting ".....a controversial children's puppet show with a Mickey Mouse lookalike preaching resistance."

My sense is that Hamas will continue to defy the public outcries for an end to this abuse. Hey, that's what they do. This can only mean Big Trouble for the terror group. Forget about your jihad and suicide bombing ways cause you are about to be crushed....Army? No. Navy? No. Marines? No. It's worse than that folks.......lawyers from Disney will undoubtedly be opening a giant can of whoop ass very soon. Hell hath no fury like the legal department of Disney. Don't mess with Mickey.....Death by lawsuit.....R.I.P.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lose your drivers license in a DUI case....

Drive while license is suspended and get caught, Once..

Drive while the license is suspended and get caught, Twice...

Drive while license suspended and get caught, Thrice....

Show up 15 minutes late for the contempt hearing and act surprised when sentenced to 45 days in jail....


Start an online petition for a "pardon" from the Governator.....PRICELESS!!

UPDATE: There is a "No Clemency" petition too!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Today's Timewaster

Blow up the dots. Your welcome.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Monday's Pun(s) !!

The salesman was peddling used bikes.

I call my fax machine 'Bob Marley' because it keeps jammin.

Scientists have created a flea from scratch.

Friday, May 04, 2007

It's Aloha Friday ... work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Hockeyball playoffs , PeeWee Football and the HoneyDo list!! Have a GREAT weekend.

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

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Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Uncle Rush....

On having Mitt Romney, a mormon, in the White House;

"I'd rather have a Mormon than a liberal. I'd rather have a Mormon than John Edwards. ... I'd rather have a Mormon than Hillary."


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Republican Debates

Moderated by Chris Matthews with follow up commentary by Keith Olberman.

Pullease..... Matthews is a hack whose career was at a pinnacle when he was writing "malaise" speeches for "Jimmah" and pouring cheap scotch for Tip O'Neill. Olberman is simply not worthy of comment. Party of Reagan...Ronaldus Maximus would have tossed them outta the library.
Consensus is Fred Thompson won....and he was not even there.

For hard reporting head on over to VodkaPundit....Stephen is drunk blogging the event. Waiter!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Go here.

Learn, and don't say I never told ya so......
Inquiring Minds Want to Know….

President Bush vetoed that “War Spending Bill” as the French say “Toute Suite”. The Democrats in Congress are up in arms. (no pun intended?!) The "will" of the American peoples has been thwarted as Hairy Reid and HRH Pelosi are want to say. So, I have a few questions;

How come they needed to promise 25 BILLION in pork to get their brethren in the House & Senate to support the bill?

Was it the will of the American peoples to have them spend the 25 BILLION and throw in a little something, something for that thing the Dem’s can’t call a war in Iraq?

How, exactly does a third rate Senator from Nevada who has NEVER run for a national office and with an approval rating lower than the Presidents get to tell the American peoples about their “will”?

and the most obvious....why don't you assert the "will" of the people and just override the veto?


This bill was not and is not about the "war" or your will. It was and remains, about the Democrats promoting themselves while playing politics.....with war.


Game Four......The Wings are still on the Left Coast down 2-1 in the best of seven series. 7:00 pm PST tonite from the Shark Tank in San Jose.

Sharks v Wings ... Game On!


UPDATE: Wings Win! Lang scores! Back to the Joe tied at 2 games a piece. It's a best of three series with the Wings having home ice. Yeah baby!!!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Well that didn't take long! The bill was dead on arrival. With a rapier like pen and degree of backbone unseen in the Washington DC area for awhile, President Bush vetoed the "War Spending" bill shortly after it landed on his desk.

The pork laden "War Spending" bill, you remember, the one with 25 BILLION in programs to save pretty much everyone who voted for it favorite cause. That's how HRH Pelosi garnered support for the bill, by promising YOUR tax money for pet projects. No vote, No project. Still drawing a blank? Okay, let's review...

Democrats also included about $20 billion for domestic spending, which Bush and congressional Republicans attack as pork barrel spending. The money would go for a variety of programs including veterans' health care, Gulf Coast hurricane aid, health care for poor children, drought relief for Midwest farmers and California citrus growers, and $60.4 million to help Pacific Coast salmon fishermen. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., announced that the bill also includes $94.1 million to repair California levees.

But the bill dropped a House provisions sought by Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, that would have provided $25 million to help California spinach growers recover from last winter's E. coli crisis.

Say it with me "War Spending" bill....What does that mean to you?......spinach growers, drought relief, levee repairs, aide to salmon fisherman......R I G H T .....I am sure these are all wonderful causes, but the war is in Iraq.

"War Spending" bill, indeed........
Mission Accomplished!

Four years ago today the President ventured forth on to the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and used those words to signify that major combat operations in Iraq had ended. As Lex puts it:

That ceremony was intended to recognize the accomplishments of the crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln, a ship that had just returned from an exceptionally arduous 10-month deployment - the longest combat deployment of an aircraft carrier in decades.

Of course, it also signified the beginning of the Democrats attempts surrender to Al Quaeda. That effort reaches a crescendo today as the Democrat Leadership finally sends it's pork laden "War Spending" bill to the President for signing.

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - Moving toward a veto of a war spending bill, President Bush said Tuesday that Democrats who made the legislation a showdown over withdrawing U.S. troops could turn Iraq into a "cauldron of chaos" with their approach.

"Success in Iraq is critical to the security of free people everywhere," Bush said at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, including Iraq.

Congress was expected to send the bill to the president sometime Tuesday, and he planned to veto it either later in the day or early Wednesday.

Use the veto Mr. President. Stand tall for our troops and use the veto.

Happy May Day!

Yup, it's the day we hold the Celebration for Illegal Migration. Big doings in Los Angeles...

"The emphasis is to stay in school, get your education and participate in any demonstration you want to after school," said Dan Isaacs, Los Angeles Unified School District chief operating officer. "To the degree that we can cause students to remain on campus and discuss the issues, that's our primary goal.

"But if students walk out, school officials plan to march with them — walkie-talkies and cellphones in hand — to help protect them. In addition, buses will be on call to take students back to their respective schools after the march is over, officials said.

"We honor their 1st Amendment rights, even though that gets in the way of their schooling," said Richard Chavez, a high school director for local District 5, which encompasses much of East Los Angeles. "This is a lesson on civics."

Civics lesson about a geography lesson? and, and what ever happened to Truant Officers? Just asking......