Thursday, February 28, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson

Interviewed by the Swedish newspaper Junge Freiheit's a tease

JF: Professor Hanson, you criticize U.S. immigration policy in your recent book Mexifornia. What is it that bothers you about the development at the Southern border?

VDH: Many things. 1)We are wide open to terrorist infiltration; 2) We privilege illegal immigration from Mexico, while penalizing and delaying legal immigration from Asia, Africa, and Europe; 3) We serve as a safety valve and enabler for Mexico, which therefore will never make needed reforms; 4) We are creating a chauvinistic tribalism, a race industry that tries to convert the presence of 15 million illegal aliens into some sort of political movement; 5) We use cheap illegal labor to ensure our own entry level workers cannot bargain or organize.

As you see, I could go on ad nauseam.

JF: The U.S. did steal Texas from the Mexicans in the 19th century. Isn’t there a certain justice in what is happening now, the land being gradually reclaimed by its original owners?

VDH: In the sense of the irony that Mexico stole its land from Spain, that stole it from the Indians. Though unlike Mexico, the U.S. legitimized its forced annexation through a treaty and payment. There surely is irony on all sides that long ago mobs of European Texans encroached on Mexican land and now their descendants face the same from Mexicans. That said, the greatest irony is the majority of Mexican citizens in Mexico who poll that (1) they think the southwestern U.S. really belongs to Mexico, and (2), the majority of such respondents still wish to leave Mexico and emigrate to the U.S.: the subtext being ‚we want the status and prestige of being Mexico, but don’t wish to live in what we subsequently create.’

VDH handles the questions like he was swatting softballs.....the rest is good too! Go here and check it out! (or just buy the book!)


Yeah, I've got a few. Lost another one yesterday.


Lot's of good stuff up over at NRO Online. Below are some favorite quotes over the years....

"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence."

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

"We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down."

"I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob."

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

"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. Because the faculty of Harvard, left to their own devices will vote for Utopia, and the search for Utopia in the 20th century has led us to the death camps, and the gulag."

"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!' "

"Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich. "

"It had all the earmarks of a CIA operation; the bomb killed everybody in the room except the intended target! "

"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views."

"Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security. "

"Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. "

"One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal activity is a form of eating for politicians. "

"Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it. "

"Some of my instincts are reprehensible. "

"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

"The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar. "

"There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance. "

"Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out. "
You need not agree with all I say. I have been rejected before, and you have been wrong before. One need not reason as I reason, nor believe as I believe, but then it will be your to your devices as how you will gain entrance at the heavenly gates.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Murtha the Thug Invites You to Dinner..

at taxpayer expense! I hear they are serving pork and YOU the taxpayer are buying....

Belly up boys!!
William F. Buckley, RIP

Author, editor, cultural icon & founding father of the conservative movement, William F. Buckley has died. A true American intellectual who will be missed.

Soft and safe to thee....
Hillary 08!

Okay, several of you have asked "Rumbear how is Hillary thinking she can win the nomination when she keeps losing primaries?" Gather round kids, let me tell you a story about the Democratic Party and SUPER delegates.

Way back in 1968 the rules for candidate selection by the Democrats was tinkered with. Back then the left wing of the party led by George McGovern had control and felt that the peoples should have a bigger voice. You have to understand that the left wing was at a peak having selected their candidate by a narrow margin they were looking to solidify their place at the table. So they changed the rules of selection to allow for better representation at the convention based upon the actual votes cast in the state primaries. They had dominated the primaries and wanted to have their base represented. Sounds fair eh? It was, unless you are a party hack or ex-politician looking to keep some control of the party. The beating McGovern took in the general election provided a basis for the old politicos to grumble around for some change of the rules. They did not want the left wing nutroots (i.e. grassroots) to maintain control of the party and select another loser like McGovern. (not to mention Jimmah!)

So they changed the rules.

In 1980 the "Superdelegate" was born. (The formal designation (in Rule 9.A) is "unpledged party leader and elected official delegates") These were party hacks that were anointed/appointed to attend the convention and use their age and wisdom to vote for a candidate. The Superdelegates are selected by the CNC. The DNC is controlled by the party leader to last run for election or if you are a ner do well like Kerry or Gore, the Clinton's take over. So the Clinton's control of the DNC has allowed them to have a hand in the selection of the Superdelegates.

Yeah, so what Rumbear? Stay with me....

By formula, the Superdelegates number approximately 20% of the overall delegates at the convention. In 2008 there will be approximately 800 of them. A Democrat candidate needs around 2000 votes to be the nominee. Thus if you can run a campaign and come to the convention with 1300 or 1400 delegates committed to you the Superdelegates come in to play. They could put you over the top. Viola! You are the candidate!

A quick check over at Real Clear Politics show the current delegate count. Hillary is at 1038 without the Superdelgates. Obamalama is at 1193. However when you add in the Superdelegates that have said they are "committed" to vote for either of them we get Hillary 1279 and Obamalama at 1377. Pretty close eh!? And there are about 400 not yet committed. (But, who appointed them?;-)

So over the near term you will begin to hear more and more about the courting of Superdelegates. The Clinton's have hired hatchet man Harold Ickes to run their program. He will be calling on the Superdelegates to learn their at the convention, private jet, limo, student loans, no worries mon. Actually, the Clinton's are reported using private investigators to do background checks on the Superdelegates, cause..that's how they work. Your campaign donations at work!

This is how Walter Mondale became the nominee in 1984. He was running behind Gary Hart when those fotos on "Monkey Business" surfaced. (Hmmmwhere did they come from?!) Still behind he courted the Superdelegates and took the nomination at the convention.

Hillary can too....

Monday, February 25, 2008

Those Darn Facts!

GlowBall Warming that is. Pesky little thing the truth can be.

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.

Oh, it gets better...hold on to your green lightbulbs there kiddies.

And remember the Arctic Sea ice? The ice we were told so hysterically last fall had melted to its "lowest levels on record? Never mind that those records only date back as far as 1972 and that there is anthropological and geological evidence of much greater melts in the past.

The ice is back.

Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.

The Goreacle was unavailable for comment.....
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

For a while, Houdini used a lot of trap doors in his act, but he was just going through a stage.

If a judge loves the sound of his own voice, expect a long sentence.

When a butcher shop opened on the 10th floor the steaks were high.

New chairbacks are in. Time to order up a round of boatdrinks and enjoy the back deck again...


Vodka, It's Not Just For Martini's! *

Well well, seem some folks got a little bored just drinking Vodka and started to experiment. Below is a list of items that will surely have at least one tip where you be saying "Hmmmm, thank you Rumbear,.....I was not aware of that!". I can tell ya that Number 15 works even if you do not have tooth pain!

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The stuff dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean.The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses,simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving.The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains,scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.
6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9 Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers,fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor,wash your feet with vodka.

13 Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

* Just another public service tip from your friends here at the Rumbear Chronicles
Nader's In!

Yes! Just when you had given of hope of a viable candidate from either of the too big parties...Ralph Nader rides in !! (Que the applause)

At the press conference announcing his 83rd presidential bid the collected members of the press all shouted in unison "WHY?!" Of course there was that one wag from MSNBC who asked the always insightful question "Ralph who?"

A campaign spokepersonwomenmanbearpig declined to answer these pointed inquiries and instead directed the peoples to his Wikipedia website.

Ralph, because you wanted a choice!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ever Heard of... This??

Head on over to GOOGLE. Type in "Arctic Commons Abyssal".

Enjoy your reading for the day.

Recent estimates have found the "Arctic Commons" could contain the equivalent of more than 400 billion barrels of oil and gas as well as massive amounts of another potential energy source: crystallised methane and methane hydrates. This obvious massive opportunity to control probably the world's largest non-government controlled hydrocarbons resource has sparked a race amongst governments and control has begun to be given to a few of the world's major "Independent Oil Companies."

Query...How's come we never heard of this before??

Happy Birthday Son!

My Take..

The. Big. Story.

John McCain MAY have had an affair with a lobbiest....Blah, blah, blah...impact of this blah, blah blah. Too old, blah, blah blah.

Catch my drift?


Thursday, February 21, 2008

GlowBall Warming...

Gone Wrong.

Very Wrong!!

HONOLULU (AP) - A U.S. Navy cruiser blasted a disabled spy satellite with a pinpoint missile strike that achieved the main mission of exploding a tank of toxic fuel 130 miles above the Pacific Ocean, defense officials said.
Destroying the satellite's onboard tank of about 1,000 pounds of hydrazine fuel was the primary goal, and a senior defense official close to the mission said Thursday that it appears the tank was destroyed, and the strike with a specially designed missile was a complete success.

Yup, blew that sucker up! Sent a message of sorts to the tinpot dictators around the world. The U.S. is still the "Tall Dog" in group.

Here's what the Chinese had to say...

Within hours of the reported success, China said it was on the alert for possible harmful fallout from the shootdown and urged Washington to promptly release data on the action.
"China is continuously following closely the possible harm caused by the U.S. action to outer space security and relevant countries," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said at news conference in Beijing. "China requests the U.S. to fulfill its international obligations in real earnest and provide to the international community necessary information and relevant data in a timely and prompt way so that relevant countries can take precautions."

Whoa! A country that is growing and poluting exponentially, refuses to sign or even acknowledge that little Kyoto Protocol thingy and THEY are concerned about the harm to the world?!! Oh please...let me translate the above gibberish into layman's terms..."Son of Bitch! Why can't we do dat?!"

Message sent. Message received. Carry on.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Apposition and Concordance...
Part Deaux

February 20th, starting at 5:43pm (Pacific Standard Time...) as the moon rises--look East--(towards Kosovo) and be amazed as an umbral shadow will start to cover the Moon.

Drudge reports that this is the lunar event that saved Columbus. I did not know Drudge was that olde.

Total eclipse starts at 7:01pm. By 9:09 the whole show will be over.

It's a country! Who knew?!!
Here's a link to one of my favorite videos of the era.

Monday's Pun(s) !

My pet bird can predict the future. He is an omen pigeon.

Promiscuous is the Greek Goddess of liberal favors.

Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.

It's not that the man did not know how to juggle, he just didn't have the balls to do it.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Here's Algore!

Here's how....

Al Gore on the second ballot: A scenario that a few weeks ago seemed preposterous is beginning to look plausible to some nervous Democrats looking for a way out of the deadlock between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. It goes like this: We love them both, but neither is a sure bet when it comes to electability. It's not about gender and race, each has more mundane vulnerabilities. Hillary's negatives will drive white men to John McCain; Obama's inexperience will require a gut check on the part of voters. What if the super delegates decide not to decide, denying either candidate the requisite number of delegates to secure the party's nomination. Democrats want to win. The new rallying cry: Gore on the second ballot.

As I reflect on this campaign season I am reminded of the line from our dear departed friend, Hunter S. Thompson...
"It still isn't weird enough for me!"

Friday, February 15, 2008

It's Aloha Friday......

no work till Monday!!!

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

Ahhhhhh .... Trial Prep is on hold, the model racing season resumes....the flagship "Rumbear" is tuned up and ready to go on Sunday, Sunday,.... SUNDAY!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!

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

Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!
YOU, Want to Date My Daughter?

Application for Permission to Date My Daughter

This application will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, and current medical report from your doctor.

Date of Birth:
Social Security #:
Drivers License #:
Boy Scout Rank and Badges:
Home Address:
Do you have parents? ___Yes ___No
Is one male and the other female? ___Yes ___No
If No, explain:
Number of years they have been married:
If less than your age, explain:

Do you own or have access to a van? __Yes __No
A truck with oversized tires? __Yes __No
A waterbed? __Yes __No
A pickup with a mattress in the back? __Yes __No
A tattoo? __Yes __No
An earring, nose ring, pierced tongue, pierced cheek or a belly button ring? __Yes __No

(If you answered 'yes' to any of the above, discontinue application and leave premises immediately. I suggest running.)

In 50 words or less, what does 'LATE' mean to you?:
In 50 words or less, what does 'DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER' mean to you?:
In 50 words or less, what does 'ABSTINENCE' mean to you?

Church you attend:How often you attend:When would be the best time to interview your:

Answer by completing each sentence. Please answer freely, all answers are confidential.
If I were shot, the last place I would want shot would be:
If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken is my:
A woman's place is in the:
The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is:
What do you want to do IF you grow up?
When I meet a girl, the thing I always notice about her first is:
What is the current going rate of a hotel room?


Applicant's Signature: (that means sign your name, moron!):
Mother's Signature:
Father's Signature:
State Representative/Congressman:

Thank you for your interest, and it had better be genuine and non-sexual. Please allow four to six years for processing. You will be contacted in writing if you are approved Please do not try to call or write (since you probably can't, and it would cause you injury). If your application is rejected, you will be notified by two gentleman wearing white ties carrying violin cases.

wider than a mile....(?)
Lawyers, Guns and Money....

I need a new briefcase. Here's one that caught my eye.

Video Here

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Reason #7...

... to have secure "safety" chains between you and the toy you are towing.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Bellichek admits to cheating since 2001....

Clemons did/did not take HGH and strike out a bunch of guys....

Congress at work. Good thing there is nothing important going on.

Hanoi Jane

Erstwhile activist/actress, Jane Fonda was having a dialogue about that monologues play that went around a few years back and said......

Video Here.

Apparently morning TV has changed a little since I watched it 50 years ago.....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


"John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth." - Ann Coulter

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

'Party Like a Barack Star'

You can see it in their flushed-face smiles and hear it in their screams. They say the phenomenon is difficult to describe, but once they experience it they tell their friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and they come back for more if they can.
"He's very charismatic. It was a 'you-had-to-be-there' kind of experience," said Lolita Breckenridge, 37, after hearing Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama address a packed rally at the University of Maryland on Monday.

Obamalama's star is rising, the wave is cresting and ...HRH Hillary cannot find her "happy place". Yeah, the Republicans have their problems with olde crash and burn McCain, but the drama on the left is too juicy to ignore.

The wife of America's First Black President is struggling to stop the momentum of, well, what would actually be America's First Black President. Too rich!

Mrs. Clinton is losing this thing. It's not one big primary, it's a rolling loss, a daily one, an inch-by-inch deflation. The trends and indices are not in her favor. She is having trouble raising big money, she's funding her campaign with her own wealth, her moral standing within her own party and among her own followers has been dragged down, and the legacy of Clintonism tarnished by what Bill Clinton did in South Carolina. Unfavorable primaries lie ahead. She doesn't have the excitement, the great whoosh of feeling that accompanies a winning campaign. The guy from Chicago who was unknown a year ago continues to gain purchase, to move forward. For a soft little innocent, he's played a tough and knowing inside/outside game.

HRH Hillary wants a job she views as rightfully hers but the Democratic voters...they just want to 'Party Like a Barack Star'.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday's Pun(s) !!!!

The workers at that inn are very unfriendly. They create a hostel environment.

Everyone was hungry so we had the pig roaster going full boar.

He bent over to pick up a sieve and strained himself.

The frustrated cannibal threw up his hands.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

VDH Sends Me a Letter....

Well, okay not personnally, yet I believe I am in his target group...

Thoughts on the Current Mess

There were four developments that got conservatives into this mess—the inexcusable increase of federal spending from 2001-05 (that gave mendacious Democrats room to fabricate that the tax cuts had caused the red ink), the sordid scandals of 2005-7, the tentativeness in the war (cf. the 1st pull-back from Fallujah, the reprieve to Sadr, the retreat to compounds in 2006, etc), and the complete unwillingness to close the border. McCain was involved with only one of these.
On these four critical issues would McCain be far better than Clinton or Obama. He is good on earmarks and pork barrel spending, and hates deficits; he is without scandal and, while terribly wrong on McCain-Feingold, is a corruption fighter; and he is aggressive on the war and wants to win. The problem with his prior support of immigration “reform” was not just that it would lead to ever more illegals and make a mockery out of past federal law, but that he either ignored criticism or impugned the motives of those who were genuinely worried about open borders and the travesty of the law, but themselves were neither racists nor without compassion.
So on 3 of 4 critical issues, McCain in strong, and on the 4th he is now on record in speeches and ads that he would close the borders first. His views on religion, abortion, gay marriage, guns, etc. please mainstream conservatives, on global warming, Guantanamo, campaign financing, etc. hardly.
How then to recapture the base? I don’t think the attitude “they have nowhere else to go” or “we don’t want to lose moderates by moving right” will work, especially if Obama is the nominee.
It would be better to get a base conservative on the ticket. And when you look around at the necessary requisites: youth to balance McCain’s age; strong base support; energetic; an experienced campaigner; not afraid to mix it up; geographical balance; economic experience and Wall Street fides; you inevitably keep coming back to Romney.
He would unite the party, not just by gaining the VP spot, but by acknowledgment that he would then be best positioned to assume the top spot after McCain. It would reassure conservatives on immigration, tax cuts, etc. And Romney’s last two weeks of speeches revealed a charismatic figure unlike that seen most of the campaign. Their animus is no greater than between Bush I (“voodoo economics”) and Reagan in 1980, but would be a genuine gesture on the part of McCain, to think of the base and swallow his seeming anger at Romney.
The alternative is a Republican loss, and likely increased Democratic control of the Congress and soon a trifecta with the Supreme Court. We would witness a new generation of European-like tax increases, unnecessary new programs, negotiated or unilateral surrender in Iraq, loss of what has been achieved in preventing another 9/11 (a return to the Sandy Berger/Albright response to terrorists in the late 1990s when our embassies were leveled and Pakistan got the bomb), 2-3 far Left Supreme Court justices, and the race/class/gender industry given official sanction.
The idea that feuding conservatives would each not make some sort of concessions to prevent all that is lunatic.

Lunatic. I've been called worse. Yet, I'm not ready for the olde hold your nose and vote for the lesser of two evils lecture. So, I'll get back to ya in a few months. Until then, Up Yours McCain.
Expert Opinion....

Last year was one of the 10 warmest on record. It was marked by deadly and costly wildfires that led to the largest evacuation in California history, spring storms that unleashed 600 tornadoes across the Great Plains and South, severe flooding in Texas and Oklahoma and extreme drought across much of the Southeast, according to a preliminary report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's climate center.

"It certainly seems like something ominous is going on when you experience these extremes," says Gregory Berg, an assistant professor of music at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.

Apparently earning a music degree at Cathage College garners one a rather broad based education. I wonder if Professor Berg has any insights on the current economy, expert that he is.....

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Woooing Conservatives....

Want to drive Conservatives nuts? Tie em up in knots. Want some, i.e. any, appeal to the GOP base Big John? Here ya go...

Fred, Vice President. ;-)

Watch for it.

The lads over at Slacker Aviation just called to confirm that Rumbear 1 is fueled and ready to go. Wheels up at 13:30 for the northland. Posting will be light.
Summing It Up.

The Great One, aka Mark (F. Lee) Levin has a, well, great post up over at NRO regarding the perils of Mc Cain and responding to the pundits begging the conservatives to just "....fall in line....". Apparently when the Maverick McCain wants to go his own way that's a good thing yet when the Conservatives want to go their own way well, that's a bad thing. Watch for the "Suicide Voter" labels to follow.

The problem is that McCain has a number of factors working against him, including his own long career of hostility toward the people he needs to win the general election. If you can't consolidate and motivate your base, you will not win the presidency. It has been his strategy to distance himself in numerous and provocative ways from his own party. He has used the tactic of alienation to pander to constituencies outside the party. And he has been so prominent and antagonistic in the execution of his strategy that it's difficult to see how he can overcome his own record. This is one of the reasons why many of us have opposed him from the start, i.e., he will likely be an unelectable stand-bearer and a drain on the rest of the ticket. To say, from one's computer keyboard, that the Reagan coalition should unify behind McCain to prevent the specter of a Clinton or Obama presidency is, I believe, wishful thinking. Even here, where the smartest minds are trying to make the case, some use the perverse argument that Reagan wasn't all that conservative anyway, and that's a reason to back McCain. Not only does this defy history, but it offends those who lived through that history and were shaped by it. Moreover, Republican voters won't buy it. McCain is sitting on a one-legged stool, having broken the two other legs.

I think one important focus of Reagan conservatives should be to do all they can to protect as many Republican seats in the House as possible. There needs to be at least one elected part of our government that might be in a position to stem what could be a very unpleasant four years.

Couldn't agree more. Especially that last part. Starting to focus on the congressional seats eh? Where have I heard that one before? Hmmmm, maybe here...(look below!) The Great One, Great points....must be GREAT minds at .... well, I'm feeling all warm and, and prescient!!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

and the winner is....

SUPER TUESDAY! The results are in. HRH Hillarry won. Obamalama won. BIG John Mac Cain won. Romney won. For Gawd's sake even Hucklebee won. Rumbear, rumbear, rumbear...what doe's it all mean?

Calm down little one, calm down. What it means is YOU lost.

Ruminate on that as we pick out a place over thar in the wilderness.

Bear's still go in the woods...maybe RINO"S should too.

I’m Just Asking…

So Big John McCain is the GOP’s boy. He’s gonna win the nomination and open a HUGE can of whoop ass on the Democrats in the fall. He’s the MAN…Go Big Mac!

Yeah right.

Something is bothering my feeble bear brain. In elections past, and I have studied a few, we always hear about the import of the person at the top providing coat tails for the lesser candidates. You recall last go around when HRH Peelosi was swept in to office with a “commanding’ 3-4% win margin because peoples were tired of Bush. She had a mandate. Similarly in the election prior the Republicans had a “mandate” with a 51-49 lead in the Senate. WooooWhhooo!

So this time I be a wondering…where’s all the hype about the Congressional coattails? Just whom is HRH Hillary going to drag with her in to office. Congress is presently controlled by Dems, does that get solidified under HRH Hillary? Obamalama? And…what about Big Mac? Who’s riding his coat tails? How come we are not hearing about this phenomenon for this election cycle from the Main Stream Media…hmmmmmm?

Here’s a clue, maybe the coat tails of all three are providing rides to the same idealogues. No need to advertise, the liberal view wins any which way…so …..mums the word with the MSM.

The Republican Party is disappearing before your eyes. John McCain wants to lead it into the abyss. Maybe it’s time to mount up, ride to the sound of the guns. I’m just asking.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Yeah Baby!!

I was a Giants fan for exactly one day...and they did not let me down.

Well done!!


Fred's gone and your choices have narrowed. Yet, far be it from the Rumbear, setting aside for a moment the fact that he is smarter than you average bear, to call for you to vote a certain way. Being a proud member of one of the higher species on the olde food chain, reason may be used to make a point. Because, after all logic should be our guide, right? Logic and reason. Thus, I give you this chart.

Now go vote!
Have You Ever Seen a Bear in High Heels?

I'm just asking never know!

Oops, I Did It Again....

Falling behind...need some votes? Cry Me a River......

How convenient....
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

The cosmetic student was sick on the day of the final exam. Now she has to take a Make Up exam.

An acquaintance of mine let me try his mixture of basil, olive oil, garlic, and ground pine nuts. We immediately became pesto friends.

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.