Hot Off the Press


Filed Under General on Dec 30 

If you didn’t get enough Sarah Palin in 2008, you can now grace your walls with a 2009 calendar…..featuring over 50 pictures of the most famous hockey mom and her family.


Personally, I think the rifle over her shoulder standing in front of the American flag will sell this baby. Perhaps this will give Playboy a run for their money. Who says gun-totin’, small-town, religious, conservative women aren’t attractive? 😉

I’m just glad Biden was smart enough not to produce one of these. I can’t imagine what kind of snapshots he’d use to fill a twelve month calendar.

Found a good live blogging of the Gaza conflict. Aussie Dave, a Australian- Israeli Immigrant to Israel is keeping track ( Dont expect the Palestinian view point) http://www.israellycool.com/2008/12/30/operation-cast-lead-tuesday-dec-30th/

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You have to hand it to Blago, he’s got some nerve. Not only has he ignored the advice of his private attorney and picked a replacement for the Obama senate seat, but he’s picked Roland Burris, an African American. He’s absolutely daring Senator Harry Please-Lose-in-2010 Reid to refuse seating Burris.

“Congressman Bobby Rush: ‘This is a matter of national importance. There are no African Americans in the Senate, and I don’t think that anyone, any U.S. senator who’s sitting in the Senate right now, wanna go on record to DENY one African American from being seated in the U.S. Senate. I don’t think they want to go on record doing that’… “

Something tells me Reid just ordered a pallet of Tums.

Here’s your sign!


Filed Under Photo of the Day on Dec 30 


Two possible captions:

Memo to OJ Simpson: Be afraid. Be very afraid.


Dude, this isn’t the anti-Wheatgrass juice protest. That’s over on 50th and Lexington.


This CNN headline make me chuckle right out loud:

Poll: Gender gap over Caroline Kennedy’s Senate run

I had no idea there was a race going on. When’s the election?

Seriously folks, what Kennedy is doing here is disgraceful. It’s one thing to give a public wink-wink that you’d not say no if the governor asked you to fill Senator Clinton’s seat for a couple years. It’s another to run a PR campaign and try to force the governor’s hand. I hope Paterson has the guts to reject the Kennedy maneuver and pick someone qualified, humble, and classy.

Bonus: Check out Kennedy’s command of the English language. You know you’ll love it.

Dave Barry’s year in review


Filed Under General on Dec 29 

This is the week for 2008 retrospectives. Most MSM outlets will produce at least one and quite possibly several “Year in Review” specials on any number of topics. The most popular subject will be the campaign (primary and general) and miraculous election of Barack Obama to the nation’s highest office.

There are as yet unsubstantiated rumors that NBC’s Chris Matthews has produced a Hardball segment filmed overlooking the reflecting pool on the National Mall. Evidently Matthews predicted that Obama would walk atop the reflecting pool’s waters as he ascends to give his inaugural address and would part the waters so his cabinet designees could follow him on dry ground.

But I digress. Where was I? Oh, yes. 2008 retrospectives.

I came across Dave Barry’s “The Year in Review”. He’s kept a pretty good diary of 2008. Here are some highlights:

• O.J. actually got convicted of something.
• Gasoline hit $4 a gallon — and those were the good times.
• On several occasions, “Saturday Night Live” was funny.

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Most of you know I wear multiple hats in my professional life. And unless you’ve been sequestered on the OJ Simpson jury you know much of my life is consumed with writing and promoting my novels. (Yeah yeah, I know the OJ joke is 15 years late, but PD didn’t exist then so I should get a one-time waiver.)

Of all the perks of my very unglamorous life, the most rewarding is being the first to hear the many real-life accounts of Christmas Jars being given and received anonymously this time of year. Each year I hear more and more stories as the tradition spreads. Most of these come via e-mail and are posted on my blog.

Take a second and read a few. I promise a smile on your face, a lump in your throat, and an inescapable desire to check your couch for spare change.

Merry Christmas from the Wrights and everyone at PD. Here’s to a politically intriguing 2009. (and world peace, health, happiness, blah blah blah)

It seems that every “celebrity” eventually gets their own Christmas special or cuts a Christmas album. This is the only explanation I can give for Bing Crosby having consented to sing the Little Drummer Boy with David Bowie.

Well, now you can add Iran’s very own Mahmoud Amadenijad to the list of world leaders who have scored free face time resulting from a foundation-less media’s quest for politically correct programming.

Yes, dear reader, the UK’s Channel 4 has selected Mahmoud to give their “Alternative Christmas Message” this year.

What will he say? How will he say it? How many times will he excoriate the United States? I have no idea.

No. I am not making this up. Stop laughing. The video will be uploaded sometime Christmas-eve afternoon UK time.

You’ll excuse me if I don’t set aside time today to watch the droning fool. I have more important things to do.

Like make fudge.



Any given Sunday


Filed Under General on Dec 23 

John McCain look-a-like Garth DeFelice proves that the old guys can still give a punch.

Check out this awesome clip of Rams running back Kenneth Darby being tackled by the umpire.

Still Shots

A holiday crisis


Filed Under General on Dec 23 

I’m sure there’s some way I could weave the traditional Bears-Packers game (played the way football was meant to be played – subzero temperatures on a frozen tundra in December) in to a politically themed post, but that would be redundant.

Today I write about a matter of national importance – one which the incoming administration must deal with or risk allowing an already burgeoning crisis to grow into an unmitigated disaster.

I’m not talking about the domestic auto industry’s sudden realization that they spend more on their pensioners than they do on building cars. Neither will I opine about a real estate market where million dollar homes can now be bought from what used to be a child’s lemonade stand with the change in your pocket. No, dear reader, the issue about which I click my keyboard in warning today is one which the very underpinnings of this nation – especially during the holidays.

It’s time to talk about Fruitcake.
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Rahm hears footsteps


Filed Under General on Dec 22 

In a good football game, a defensive player might get a dream shot at a quarterback once. This play would be where the defender bowls over his offensive blocker and has perhaps a three to five yard run at a quarterback whose back is turned.

I’ve always wondered what runs through a quarterback’s mind in the split second before the defenders shoulder pad impacts with his lower back and he gets “bent in half”. Does he hear the roar of the crowd? Does he hear the footsteps and realize they’re not those of his blocking back?

Whatever those thoughts may be, I’m sure they’re quite similar to Rahm Emmanuel’s thoughts as he racks his memory in search of just exactly what he said to disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich regarding the sale of Obama’s senate seat.
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Fred always makes me chuckle when he speaks like this.

This is another home run from Chuck Muth. The one thing the Government could do to drag the housing crisis deeper they do. Typical Washington.

By Chuck Muth
December 16, 2008

On Jon Ralston’s “Face to Face” (local Las Vegas) television program today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked about “criticism from struggling homeowners that the bailout has done little to help them.” Reid responded, “I think they’re right.”

Is anyone really surprised that despite everything the government is doing to “fix” the problem of vacant, foreclosed homes – especially in Clark County, Nevada – the problem appears to be getting worse rather than better? Here are three things the government could do, from the perspective of a would-be buyer, which would actually help.

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While his race for the GOP Presidential nomination did not fair well, Kansas Senator Sam Brownback just might be setting himself up for a second run at the nomination by quitting.

Brownback is expected to announce that he’ll be leaving his seat in the U.S. Senate after his term expires in 2010, but that doesn’t mean Brownback will go on to star in Viagra commercials, much like another former Kansas Senator and Presidential candidate.

No, it appears as if Brownback will be filing papers to run for governor of the Jayhawk state, which leaves room to ponder – is he running for governor because govenors have traditionally faired well in Presidential politics?



TARP for terrorists?


Filed Under General on Dec 16 

I guess we truly are bailing out just about everybody…including jihadists.

This is one for the books. A federal lawsuit filed by a 2-tour US-Iraqi vet through the Thomas More Law Center alleges that some of the bailout money going to AIG (co. motto: “We’re that giant sucking sound Ross Perot referred to”)  is actually being sent to companies that do business the Sharia Way – all together now, let’s chant as one: “Death to America!”

This money is invested in “Shariah-compliant businesses and insurance products, which by necessity must comply with the 1200 year old body of Islamic canon law based on the Quran, which demands the conversion, subjugation, or destruction of the infidel West,” (which would include the United States) according to the TMLC article. Incidentally, this is the law that is used to justify “beheadings, stonings, and amputation for petty crimes in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Sudan.” I do believe Burkhas are required wear all year round, not just for those cold winter Afghan mornings.

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