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Archive for February, 2007

Vote now — dammit

Posted by mesablue on February 27, 2007

Get your butt over to the Vlog Hot: Newsbabes Heat 1 contest and vote for Mary Katharine Ham.

She’s running a close second to Amanda Congdon and at this point the 3 1/2 readers of this crappy blog could make a difference.

Do not let her lose to one of those lefty types because you are too lazy to follow the link.

Update: MKH has taken the lead by a wide margin over Amanda Congdon. However, Katrin Bauerfeind (?) has come on strong and is only behind by forty votes. C’mon people, you can vote every day. Don’t let the lederhosen wearing kraut eaters (relax, meine familia sind aus Deutschland) steal this one. Vote.

Update to the update: The teutonic horde was unstoppable. I’m feeling strangely light in my runners and have the urge to smoke horrible cigarettes while I stare at you with disdain over my cup of crummy coffee until you feel uncomfortable and leave.

Posted in blogs, cool, video | 1 Comment »

America is at the mall

Posted by mesablue on February 26, 2007

No doubt.

From OPFOR

Posted in Iraq, military | 2 Comments »

Michael Totten is heading back to Iraq

Posted by mesablue on February 26, 2007

On My Way to Iraq

I’ll be spending some quality time in Iraq over the next two and a half months doing consulting work, journalism, and video – first in the northern Kurdistan region and then in Baghdad and the heart of the Sunni Triangle

Photo copyright Patrick S. Lasswell

This time I’m going to give you some video as well as writing and photographs. Stay tuned for taped interviews with Kurdish civilians and officials, and also some video postcards of what this place actually looks like. Kurdistan always shocks people when they see it for the first time. It doesn’t look anything like the hellish images that come out of Baghdad.


I’ll be there for a month or so, then will come home for a short break. Then I’m off to Baghdad and the Sunni Triangle for two weeks with the American military.


I need body armor and combat zone insurance for Baghdad. And I’d like to pick up a new handheld video camera for Kurdistan. I want to give you the highest quality video footage possible over Internet broadcasts. Spending 10,000 dollars on a professional camera would be a waste of money for Internet video, but it would be nice to pick up a 1,000 dollar camera if possible. Best not to waste the opportunity using a cheap one with a small cell phone camera sized lens.


Any donations you can send my way via Pay Pal will help me give you the best content possible, and will help keep me alive and insured when I finally make it, and long last, to Baghdad and the war.

Read the rest here.

I know I’ve learned a lot about what’s really happening in the Middle East through Michael’s reporting. In the past couple of years he’s been to Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon and Israel giving us an inside view of what’s happening on the ground. That’s worth at least a couple of bucks.

Please go to Michael Totten’s site and hit the Pay Pal button for a few dollars.

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Blogging is dead

Posted by mesablue on February 26, 2007

WuzzaDem has the details:

Studio B: Don’t Blink

Damn.

Late to the party once again.

Update: I’m not the only one.

This just in — Canada has discovered this thing called Internet.

“Liberation.”

Posted in blogs, funny, news | 2 Comments »

John McCain — moron

Posted by mesablue on February 25, 2007

McCain just lost any speck of respect that I had left for him.

I used to like the guy. A lot. I used to be an idiot, obviously.

John McCain disses an injured soldier at WRMC for a photo op:

A few weeks before Chuck was wounded I watched a TV movie that portrayed Jerk’s time as a POW during Vietnam. I was intrigued by the story and developed a lot of respect for what he endured, and the fact that his wife waited all those years for him to return home. I knew bits and pieces of the story before watching the movie, and I knew his arms were badly damaged due to the torture he received. I had a lot of respect for the man… then I met him.


When he first walked in I was honored to meet him. He shook my hand and Alice’s hand, then walked over to Chuck’s bedside. After a lousy 5 minutes or so, the Jerk said (and I quote):


“Well, we all know what we’re here for… let’s do the photo op.”

Go read the rest.

Posted in blogs, military, politics, stupid people | 8 Comments »

Most honest commercial ever

Posted by mesablue on February 25, 2007

I’ve already posted the best/worst commercial ever.

It only follows that I should post the most honest.

Big Bill Hell’s car dealership, “if you find a better deal, you can shove it up your ugly ass!”

NSFW! Lots of stuff to offend wimps and PC types.

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We are weird

Posted by mesablue on February 23, 2007

At least according to Mary Katharine Ham.

MKH went to the mall to ask innocent and unsuspecting civilians whether or not they know of many of the pundits that we in the political blogosphere follow on a daily basis. With predictable results.

Do Pundits Matter?

Matarvile? Heh.

I’m not suprised by any of it, most people in a mall couldn’t tell you who Dick Cheney is, even after the hunting incident. The problem, though, is that the perpetually uninformed seem to vote for people like Bill Clinton or *gack* Barack Obama.

I’ll take weird over clueless any day.

Posted in blogs, funny, politics, video | 5 Comments »

A liberal with class — no, it’s not Bill (where’s my makeup) Maher

Posted by mesablue on February 22, 2007

Tammy Bruce has a take on Bill Maher’s latest unhinged meltdown.

Video: Tammy Bruce responds to Bill Maher’s hateful rhetoric

Maher elaborated: “The people who were defending him were saying, ‘well, he’s just inarticulate.’ But inarticulate doesn’t explain foreign policy. I mean, it’s not that complicated. The man is a rube. He is a dolt. He is a yokel on the world stage. He is a Gilligan who cannot find his ass with two hands. He is a vain half-wit who interrupts one incoherent sentence with another incoherent sentence.”

The quote does not include his bleeped out comments nor convey his bitter psychotic bent.

More from World Net Daily lest we forget one of his earlier rants:

“We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away,” Maher said. “That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building – say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly.”

“We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think that religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies. I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. If you look at it logically, it’s something that was drilled into your head when you were a small child. It certainly was drilled into mine at that age. And you really can’t be responsible when you are a kid for what adults put into your head.”

Youtube doesn’t have it yet, so I can’t post it, you’ll need to visit Hot Air for the video.

Tammy Bruce.

Kirsten Powers.

Liberal women of intellect, honesty and strength.

We’ll need more like them if we are going to keep the left from spinning completely out of control.

I’ll be the first to welcome them to our side if they finally see the light.

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Peace loving progressive = violent moonbat

Posted by mesablue on February 21, 2007

Again.

Gotta love those “peace lovers” in the reality based community. Once again an upset little leftie resorts to violence.

Virginia Man Faces Charges for Assaulting Republicans

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A Fredericksburg man is facing several assault charges after police say he hunted down a group of Republicans and confronted them in their home over their beliefs.


Police said Andrew Stone, 23, recently went to a home in Fredericksburg at around 5:30 p.m. after he saw a name and nearby address on a Republican Web site.


Stone confronted three residents about their political viewpoints, police said. When he found out the residents supported the Republican-led war effort in Iraq, police say Stone became enraged.


Stone then hit the homeowner and his roommates several times as they tried to force him out of the door, police said.


Stone faces three counts of assault and battery.

Funny how often the peaceniks resort to violence or breaking and burning things when they don’t get their way. There are too many incidents lately to even bother linking, I’ve posted several.

I live in a little moonbat enclave and I’ve had a few ‘peaceful’ types try to confront me physically because I won’t bow down to their weird conspiracy theories and BDS.

They know to leave me alone now.

From Ace

Update: Michelle Malkin has a lot more.

U-n-h-i-n-g-e-d. And this is the tip of the iceberg.


Pannell recounted this weekend’s ordeal for me:


“I was taking a shower a little after 5pm while two of my housemates were cooking dinner. A man (Stone) came to the door asking for Reed Pannell. He was very polite and had some military literature with him so the housemates assumed he was either a recruiter or a friend of mine from class. As they were waiting for me to get out of the shower, Stone came inside, sat down in our living room, and quietly read the paper while he waited. I rushed out of the shower, came down with just a pair of jeans on and shaving cream still on my face.


At this point, Stone politely stood up, shook my hand, and told me that he had found my address on facebook. He asked if I was a College Republican as it said on my account, I told him yes. He then asked me “Oh, so that means you support the war, right?” and I responded with a yes. He then said that since I was for the war, if I was interested in signing up for the army. At this point I was sure he was a recruiter, and I told him that I’d definitely look into it as soon as I graduate (I’m a junior political science/econ major right now at UMW). This is where something changed in his eyes and he started getting aggressive. He took a step towards me and said that I support the war, yet don’t want to fight in it.


At this point my roommate, Matt, stepped into the room and told him he was being disrespectful, and that it was time to leave. I told Matt that I could handle the guy (I’ve gotten into debates like this before). Stone responded to Matt by saying that “I’m not done talking to your roommate, he’s a pussy and can’t back up anything he believes in”. At this point I, not politely, told him to leave our house. He refused, saying he was not done talking with us. He threw the military literature he had at me, which turned out to be United States Air Force literature. He said that I would never make it in the army and that was why he brought over USAF literature (implying he came over in a sinister manner–not only have I never seen/spoken to him before, but what if I had said that I had wanted to join up, right then and there? Oops, take this Air Force literature…).


My roommate Matt pushed Stone’s shoulder towards the door at this point, and the second that happened Stone swung and struck Matt in the side of the head. Both exchanged several punches to the face/body and then I jumped in, throwing them both onto our couch. My other roommate called the police while both Matt and I tried to restrain him on the couch, but he kept hitting us. Both of us were yelling at him to leave, but he kept screaming that he wanted to fight us one on one like men, that we’re “pussies” for not being in Iraq, and that we’re hypocrites. He going crazy. Both of us struck him several times while he was on the couch. We finally dragged him off of the couch and forcibly pushed him out of the door. He then forced his way back into the house, where he struck Matt several more times. We both pushed him outside and went outside with him, where he would not leave our porch, and he continued to strike us both. Matt ended up pushing him over the railing, but fell along with him face first, with Stone holding onto my right arm as he did so.


The police on the phone with my other roommate told us to get inside, and so we did, and locked the door. As we entered my house, we yelled at Stone that the police were coming, and that if he was in the right, he should tell them. Personally, I’m surprised that he stayed–any logical person would flee after assaulting two people at once, unprovoked (the third roommate was not assaulted). The police showed up (4 cruisers) 30 seconds later, and Stone continued to be incredibly disorderly. They got his story, then ours, talked with eachother for 30 seconds and then arrested Stone. They asked if we wished to press charges, we said that we did. He is now out on bail, but he is charged with assault and battery, trespassing, and we have a restraining order against him.


We then hopped on facebook to see this guy’s profile–he is NUTS.


…Later that day we found a list of names on the front porch, complete with addresses, boys and girls, all members of the college Republicans. I was 9th on the list. I contacted a few of the people on the list and only one had received a visit from this guy, and they hadn’t even answered the door because they knew of his affiliation and what he was coming to say. For lack of better words, we were pretty unsuspecting. His arraignment is on March 1st, and our school newspaper is doing a large investigation of his ties to other organizations on campus, etc. For now, we’re all pretty scared about what this guy’ll do now that he’s back on the streets.

Here’s a picture of the nutjob:

Can’t wait to see which moonbat comes running to his defense first.

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No Paczkis for me

Posted by mesablue on February 21, 2007

Paczkis (pronounced punchkeys) are a Fat Tuesday tradition in the Detroit Metro area.

Paczki aplenty

The skinny on Fat Tuesday’s favorite treat


HAMTRAMCK — Fat Tuesday is here and David Monikean is ready now that he’s bought four dozen paczki from his favorite bakery.


Like many Metro Detroiters who have fond, sugar-filled memories of these treats, the Port Huron man makes an annual trip to this Polish enclave, which helped usher the pastries into stardom.


“You can buy paczki (pronounced POONCH-key) anywhere, but in Hamtramck, it’s a big party,” said Suzy Ognanovich, whose husband’s family has owned New Palace Bakery for more than 30 years.


If you want to partake in Paczki Day, here are some things to know about these sugar-coated pastries that are bursting with filling:


Paczki pack a lot of punch


They contain, “lots of butter, sugar, eggs, flour and a lot of labor of love,” said Sandy Bakic, a second-generation baker at New Martha Washington Bakery.


A typical 5-ounce paczek (say POON-chek) contains about 420 calories and 25 or more grams of fat. It’s loaded with refined carbohydrates. The good news? They’re cooked in vegetable oil, not lard as they once were.


To burn off a single paczek, you’ll need to run for 30-47 minutes or ride a bicycle for 40-60 minutes. It’ll take up to two hours to walk it off, says Beaumont Hospital.


Don’t call ’em jelly doughnuts


While the two may look similar, Bakic says that’s like comparing a cake to a torte.


Paczki are made with richer dough and have a more rounded shape, like a baseball. They call for more sugar, butter and eggs than a regular jelly doughnut and bakers need to let paczki dough rise three separate times before they can be fried.


The result is richer and spongier than a doughnut.

As you can tell from the article, it’s a Polish tradition. Or so the people here will tell you. If you listen to the people in Detroit, Poland is a country filled with people running around with Paczkis aplenty. Stand on any street corner and a Paczki will appear magically in front of you, just waiting for you to bite into it’s lard and jelly filled mushiness.

I’m from Chicago. Chicago has more Polish people than any other city in the world other than Warsaw — no joke. I’ve spent a lot of time on the Nothwest side along Milwaukee Avenue visiting Polish restaurants and bars. Never a Paczki in sight. Not a one.

Lot’s of great sausages and fresh pierogis, but — no Paczkis.

Last time I was there, I asked at a bakery for a Paczki. They spoke mostly Polish and I wasn’t able to decipher exactly (my Polish is somewhat limited — jak się masz?) what they were saying to me, but It sounded a lot like — what the heck are you talking about, get out of here!

I talked to some Polish friends and they explained that while they had heard of Paczkis, they are by no means a national obsession. My friends described them as “gross”. Something your grandmother might force on you once in a while, but not something you really cared much for.

I tend to go along with them. Paczkis are big dough balls with something gooey squirted inside of them. No thanks.

Detroit, you can have your (fake) Polish tradition.

I’ll pass.

Posted in detroit, food, news | 11 Comments »

McFunny

Posted by mesablue on February 20, 2007

I’ve been critical of a certain half hour “comedy” show of late and taken some heat for it from “true conservatives”. I’ve been called a leftie troll, a liberal and told to sit down, shut up and watch my “comedy” show and like it — dammit.

Well, there is some funny on the conservative side.

McSquishy sings Streisand:

Now, that’s really funny.

I still can’t vote for the guy, but I love the effort.

From Hot Air

Posted in blogs, funny, moral authority, politics, video | 2 Comments »

Red

Posted by mesablue on February 19, 2007

Let’s just make it a music Monday.

A couple of years ago I had a near religious experience when Adrian Belew came to town with his “other” band The Bears and played this song at a small venue. The building almost came down. And yes, I have seen King Crimson play it live several times, for whatever reason that night was just something incredible.

Anyway, here’s a really crappy (sound quality, not the performance) facsimile of what I saw that night, Belew is the guy with the guitar jumping all around:

Crimson circa 1980, Elephant Talk:

King Crimson in 1973, I was only 11. I was a really cool kid:

Fripp just doing his thing, only a few years ago. I saw this iteration of Crimson a few times and loved them. Old dude still has it. Amazing:

Wow! A Frippertronics video:

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Never say never

Posted by mesablue on February 19, 2007

I never thought I post a video of some guy playing the flute. But, this guy plays the flute and beatboxes the Inspector Gadget theme song. It’s pretty damn good.

Here he does the Sesame Street song.

Posted in cool, music, video | 1 Comment »

Moo & Oink

Posted by mesablue on February 19, 2007

A commercial from my childhood:

I drive by the place every time I go back to Chicago. It’s on Stoney Island just down the street from Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam thingy. The cow and the pig are still out there dancing around in front of the store.

An updated version that has all kinds of suck. Doesn’t have that great song, though.

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It’s official — we (really) suck

Posted by mesablue on February 19, 2007

Fox News decides that we need a half hour comedy show pandering to the most base levels of those who hate us the most?

Chillingly horrid.

Kill the beast — now!

If you want to save your soul, Ace has offered up some of his best to remind us of what is truly good in the world.

Unsquare Dance was equally un-impressed — Can’t Sleep…Clowns’ll Eat Me…

Update: the show has now officially aired.

I’ve got nothing. Which is more than that show had.

Ugh.

Posted in blogs, news, politics, video, weird | 6 Comments »

Must see TV

Posted by mesablue on February 18, 2007

Brit Hume says what we all have been thinking on FoxNews Sunday.

Video: Hume smacks down Murtha; doesn’t know “what the heck is going on in the world”

HUME: That sound bite from John Murtha suggests that it’s time a few things be said about him. Even the “Washington Post” noted he didn’t seem particularly well informed about what’s going on over there, to say the least. Look, this man has tremendous cachet among House Democrats, but he is not — this guy is long past the day when he had anything but the foggiest awareness of what the heck is going on in the world.


And that sound bite is naivete at large, and the man is an absolute fountain of such talk, and the fact that he has ascended to the position he has in the eyes of the Democrats in the House and perhaps Democrats around the country tells you a lot about how much they know or care about what’s really going on over there.

Beautiful and long overdue.

I can’t figure out why so many are afraid to call Murtha on his insane, rambling rants. He continues to get worse as he gets more attention.

Go watch the video at HotAir.

Posted in cool, moonbats, news, politics, stupid people, television | 2 Comments »

Bullshit detector

Posted by mesablue on February 18, 2007

Or, moonbat avoidance system.

The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch

Now you can make a social statement or political comment
with humor any time, anywhere with this cool new gadget.


The Universal Bullshit Detector Watch™


It flashes, it moos, it poops… it also tells time!


When asked, “What’s that sound?” Just say,
“Oh, sorry, that’s my bullshit detector.”

At Tailrank

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Republicans in shame only

Posted by mesablue on February 17, 2007

Seventeen Republicans joined with the defeatist democrats in a politcal smear of our troops.

Please join the Victory Caucus to help replace these false Republicans with Americans who will put the security of our country ahead of political stunts.

House Passes Defeatist Resolution: 17 Republicans Join the White Flag Caucus

The House just completed voting, and has approved 246-182 the Democrats’ defeatist resolution. This was expected: but the good news is, the 40-60 Republican defectors that the Democrats had been predicting failed to materialize. Only seventeen Republicans voted for the resolution — and two Democrats broke ranks to vote against it.

First, let us recognize the two Democrats who did the right thing:


Representative Jim Marshall


Phone: 202-225-6531
Fax: 202-225-3013


Representative Gene Taylor


Phone: 202-225-5772
Fax: 202-225-7074


And now, the seventeen Republicans who decided today to end their political careers:


Representative James T. Walsh


Phone: 202-225-3701
Fax: 202-225-4042
[Email: Rep.james.walsh AT mail.house.gov]


Representative Walter Jones


Phone: 202-225-3415
Fax: 202-225-3286



Representative Wayne Gilchrest


Phone: 202-225-5311
Fax: 202-225-0254


Representative Michael Castle


Phone: 202-225-4165
Fax: 202-225-2291


Representative Richard (Ric) Keller


Phone: 202-225-2176
Fax: 202-225-0999


Representative Philip Sheridan English


Phone: 202-225-5406
Fax: 202-225-3103


Representative Ronald Ernest Paul


Phone: 202-225-2831


Representative Frederick Stephen Upton


Phone: 202-225-3761
Fax: 202-225-4986


Representative Thomas M. Davis


Phone: 202-225-1492
Fax: 202-225-3071


Representative Mark Kirk


Phone: 202-225-4835
Fax: 202-225-0837


Representative Howard Coble


Phone: 202-225-3065
Fax: 202-225-8611
Email: howard.coble AT mail.house.gov


Representative John J. Duncan Jr.


Phone: 202-225-5435
Fax: 202-225-6440


Representative James Ramstad


Phone: 202-225-2871
Fax: 202-225-6351
Email: mn03 AT mail.house.gov


Representative Steven C. LaTOURETTE


Phone: 202-225-5731
Fax: 202-225-3307


Representative Robert Inglis


Phone: 202-225-6030
Fax: 202-226-1177


Representative Timothy V. Johnson


Phone: 202-225-2371
Fax: 202-226-0791


Representative Thomas Petri


Phone: 202-225-2476
Fax: 202-225-2356

These cowards do no represent Republicans and they do not represent the concerns or values of the people that elected them.

Read what one moron, Ric Keller had to say:

Let me give you an analogy. Imagine that you have a next door neighbor who refuses to mow his lawn, and the weeds are up to his waist. You mow his lawn for him every single week. The neighbor never says thank you, he hates you, and sometimes he takes out a gun and shoots at you.


Under these circumstances, would you keep mowing his lawn forever? Would you send even more of your family members over to mow his lawn? Or, would you say to him, you better start mowing your own lawn or there’s going to be serious consequences for you?

Lawn mowing? Unbelievable.

I wouldn’t want this idiot representing me, I’m sure the citizens in his district would feel better with someone who acutally represents their views and does not pull stunts like this.

Hot air has more.

Moosetracked

Posted in blogs, military, moral authority, news, politics, stupid people | 2 Comments »

Shark wrasslin

Posted by mesablue on February 16, 2007

First a story about a drunk catching a 4 foot shark with his bare hands gets posted at Ace of Spades:

Valu-Rite Vodka: It’s not just for inducing a hobo-murdering fugue anymore.

Then:

Aussie Diver Attacks 6-Meter White Shark In Mexican Tuna Farm Mexico

Dean “Deano” Stefanek spent 30 minutes battling an enraged 6m great white shark – and lived.


The South Australian tuna diver has told how he volunteered to jump into a tuna pen to try to kill the injured shark. “Somebody had to do it, no one else was too keen, so I went in,” Stefanek, 38, said.


The struggle took place recently at a tuna farm off the coast of Mexico and the tale of the Aussie who “wrestled” the fearsome fish has spread.


“Someone had to go in,” Stefanek said. “I was the most experienced diver there and no one else was too keen, so I went inside the net. The shark saw me and went berserk. I tried to kill it quickly and fired at its head, which only stunned it.
I fired eight more times and it kept coming back and thrashing. I think it was then that I started to get a bit scared. Another diver could see I was in trouble and came inside the net – we figured we were not going to kill it and I thought we’ll have to drag it out.”


”The great pity was it had to be killed – particularly as it was wounded. I know they (great whites) are becoming extinct. But there is only one of me and it could have made me extinct very quickly.”

Leave it to an Aussie, the guy has stones and a sense of humor. I need to live in Australia for a couple of years at some point in my life.

This reminds me of a joke I like to tell when I go diving.

When I’m putting on my gear, even on an easy recreational dive (especially if there are lots of newbies), I finish by strapping a really large dive knife to my leg. The noobs eyes get really big and they ask me why I need such a big knife. “Shark repellant”, I answer. And of course they ask, “what do you mean, shark repellant?” As their eyes get a little bigger. “Well”, I say, “If I see a shark, I can pull out my knife and stab my dive buddy and then swim away really fast.”

“Shark repellant.”

Yes, it’s an old joke. But, I never get stuck with a noob dive buddy who runs out of air in ten minutes or needs to be rescued from a turtle or some such stupid thing.

They were crazy enough to have an open link fest at Hot Air. So, of course I sent this their way.

Moosetracked

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Amanda finds joy — finally

Posted by mesablue on February 15, 2007

Masterfully done by Darleen at Protein Wisdom.

Darleen’s Absolut Hypocrit is pretty good, too.

Posted in blogs, funny, moonbats, stupid people | 2 Comments »