Today is one of the few times that I not only woke up with nothing to say but didn’t see anything in the AP wire that inspired me so it’s time to empty the brain of some thoughts:

First some reader/listener feedback:

A reader pointed to this post about stolen railroad track and suggested that instead of story about metal theft if might be a dry run for a terror attack. I hate to admit it but that never crossed my mind.

The solo show got high marks from people who have commented, I’m thinking I might do that at least once a month.

The appearance on Fox 25 and the NY Post article both got great reviews from readers and listeners.

Lombardi said that when you get in the end zone act like you’ve been there, before, but I think it’s ok to save the game ball the first time you make it.

I’d love to hear some guest suggestions btw.

Is Nancy Pelosi STILL blaming Bush for the current economy? I guarantee that if the economy remains in this state the Democrats will be blaming George Bush right up until Jan 20 2013, at which time they will Blame Sarah Palin

Or Herman Cain

or Tim Pawlenty

or Maybe even Mitt Romney

BTW will the Democratic Senate actually ever do ANYTHING?

Speaking of Palin in today’s LA Times there is a piece by Andrew Malcolm wich pointed out that Palin had her Paul Revere history right and the MSM has it wrong. Yes you read that right, in the LA Times! Do you realize how many liberals are going to be spitting up into their cereal this morning?

And Yet Morning Joe’s “News you can’t use” segment that didn’t find Anthony Weiner worthy of touching is going all out on Palin this morning. Don’t any of these people actually READ history?

There is also a hubbub about people editing the Paul Revere page on Wikipedia. Seriously anyone who uses Wikipedia as a primary source for anything is really foolish, Glenn Reynolds put it best years ago, on uncontroversial topics Wikipedia is ok, otherwise no.

Although last weeks show was fun, I really hope I don’t do another show that is filled with Weiner jokes, but Andrew Breitbart apparently has a HUGE scoop coming out today that will break it wide open.

I remember a few years ago I was at a library in the Museum of Science in Boston and looking at a book on Tornadoes, I was stunned to see that where I live is “Tornado Alley” as far as Massachusetts is concerned, I was even more stunned to see Nature confirm it this week.

Remember at the beginning of the season when everyone said the Yankees would not be a factor this year?

I also noticed that people were hitting Jeter for poor performance. Listen, I’ll bet that he will trade personal numbers for first place any day of the year. That’s what a leader does and why Red Sox fans like myself still fear him with the game on the line.

Hockey and Basketball should not still be played during June.

I’m not a fan of the Slutwalks but Jessica Valenti make an important point on Morning Joe concerning this today: “Would I be sitting here if they were called ’empowerment walks’?”

Speaking of Morning Joe again the anger over Edwards after the MSM tired to bury the story is laughable, but at least it wasn’t as bad as this quote from Scarborough:

“If you keep dropping using drones killing civilian men, women and children all you do is make more Terrorists”

he said this in the Anniversary of D-Day, the day will come when people forget it’s significance, but can you imagine if this show was on in 1944?: “If you keep dropping Bombs on German cities killing civilian men, women and children all you do is make more Nazi’s”

If like me you weren’t willing to wait till next week and watched Doctor Who from the British feed you now know who River Song really is. I sure hope that the “Good Man” she kills isn’t who we expect.

BTW if you don’t want to wait till Saturday in the US the clip of the big reveal is on Youtube here.

Speaking of Doctor Who I’ve been way behind in reviewing the Big Finish CD’s but they have been pretty good.

The 8th doctor stories are now going to be replaced by a 4th Doctor Series featuring Tom Baker, The new McGann stories are going to be folded into the main series again.

Sadly Elizabeth Sladen had agreed to do new audios with Baker just a few days before she died.

BTW the last 8th doctor Adventure To the Death written by Nick Briggs seams to have been specifically tailored to get the Doctor to the mindset to destroy both the Daleks and the Time Lords per the new series. Quite a season/series finale.

Speaking of season finales I sure hope the Big Bang series finales means that Raj gets to develop as a character. He is the only one that has not been allowed to grow.

Saw Hangover 2 with the family, it was not my first choice but it was funny. I think the series works because in addition to the weird comedy it is basically, like the first one, a detective story.

I suspect the new Green Lantern movie will be absolutely horrible, but as a Green Lantern fan since I was 13 how can I not go see it?

I’m still angry about the comic books out of SF, it is yet another version of the Big Lie.

BTW if you wonder why I’m so unwilling to trust the Arabs on the middle east it’s because of this event that took place 44 years ago this very day:

Gravely disappointed, desperate, the king (Hussein of Jordan) retorted with a warning of his own. If the fighting continued, Jordan would have no option but to corroborate Nasser’s charge of an Anglo-American conspiracy.

It was not an idle threat, as Hussein proved a half-hour later, when a phone call arrived from Cario “Will we say that the U.S. and Britain [are attacking] or just the United States?” asked Nasser, inquiring whether the British even had aircraft carriers. Hussein responded, “United States and England” agreed to issue a statement to that effect immediately. Nasser was heartened. “By God,” he exclaimed, “I will make an announcement and you will make an announcement and we will see to it that the Syrians will make an announcement that American and British airplanes are taking part against us from aircraft carriers. We will stress the matter. And we will drive the point home.” Six Days of War page 226

Remember King Hussein was OUR ALLY. The most pro-US arab country out there, and they were ready to sell us in a second for a political advantage. That’s why I don’t trust Jordan any more than the rest of them.

Confession is a lot like housecleaning. If you go often you will find that you tend to have less tolerance for small sins within yourself and will avoid them. Just like housecleaning, if you tend to excuse a dirty house it will remain dirty.

I confess I’m much better with Confession than with housecleaning.

A correction, last month I opined that the job numbers were skewed by the McDonalds hiring spree, I was one month early, it was THIS month that the McDonalds numbers kicked in. Mea Culpa.

It is a very odd thing to be recognized when I go places. As long as I have the hat people tend to know me.

I just can’t afford to go to the Smart Girl Politics event in St. Louis, I’m Hoping to go to Blogcon but the radio show will have to make more money before that happens, or I’ll have to be sponsored.

I really haven’t shaken the Tip Jar much but when it comes down to it, after expenses I’m taking in a whole lot less than I did on Unemployment and trips like the Palin hunt were expensive for me. I need a new Lawn Mower, and we use a Board and a stick to keep the Dryer door shut while it is running. If anyone is in a position to kick into the Tip Jar it will be much appreciated.

If you are in a position to kick in Big then I can run a ad on the radio show promoting a favorite charity of yours (provided said charity doesn’t conflict with Catholic moral Belief).

Christmas is getting closer, I’m not all that excited about a lot of things today but I have a lot of things I’m thinking about:

Watch Hugo Chavez slowing take absolute power is like watching a horror movie for the 27th time. Every single time you shout don’t open that door” but you know it’s going to be opened. No comment from the Sean Penn’s of the world.

The fact is that the first rule of being a good leftist is the enemy of the US is my friend.

This is one of the reason why Obama drives some on the left nuts, by deciding not to lose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan he has betrayed them.

And Julian Assagee is driving ultra feminists nuts too, there is a conflict between their belief that America is an evil patriarchy and the idea that almost all sex is rape. It’s for this reason that the left confronted by this conundrum choose to attack…Robert Stacy McCain .

Or Sarah Palin.

The more I read about Arlen Specter the more I’m proud of the tea party that helped get people like him out of government.

Do you remember the conventional wisdom that Pat Toomey couldn’t win a general election? I do. Conventional wisdom is correct until it isn’t.

Then again I thought that three Massachusetts seats would flip, turns out the answer is 1, that is we have lost a democratic seat that will likely end up Red elsewhere.

If I live to be 77 I expect to see Massachusetts with a six seat delegation or less unless we change. I can’t help but think this is good for America as a whole.

I plan a longer post on the subject but someone needs to explain to the left that you can’t vote the dead unless they’ve been born first.

Bill Whittle is a national treasure, and I need to get him on my show.

Yesterday on O’Reilly there were comments on what people gave to charity. I don’t like this. I itemize my taxes but claim no charity, not because I don’t give but because I don’t believe it taking a tax deduction for it. I’ll wager there are a lot of folks like me.

They also played the flash mob Hallelujah choir, I absolutely love that and the silent monk one too. Both are creative.

How much great classical music has it’s roots is Christianity? Must be a conundrum for liberal elites.

I always smile when I get an e-mail from Andrea Shea King, she once did a favor for me that might seem small but meant a lot to me at the time. I’m very sentimental like that.

Can we finally admit that Global Warming/Climate change is a religion?

Considering the geological age of the Universe in general and the earth in particular how arrogant is it that our current “climate” IS the climate that we must maintain?

And another thing, if man is just another animal why is don’t we simply accept that it is our “nature” to “change climate” just like it is like a lion’s nature to eat antelope?

The anniversary of one of stupidest things that elites in this country every came up with Secession was this week. I see a direct line from this to liberals today. I also think that if it hadn’t been for secession and the civil war slavery in America would have continued well into the 20th century in the US until perhaps World War 2.

That deserves a longer essay that I will write later.

Am I the only guy who was not surprised when the North Koreans did nothing after days of bluster over South Korean war games etc?

How exactly does a story end up on memeorandum? It can’t be just hits or Instapundit would be there every day?

I’ve given Hallie Miller a lot of my time lately, she is now in the top 10 (8th in the Explore Modeling contest) in the Savvy Magazine modeling contest. I’ve been fascinated on how close the vote is. There are 351 votes separating the current 12th place lady and the 6th place spot. With under 10 days to go in my opinion no spot outside the top 3 or 4 is safe and I expect a lot of movement in the last few days of the contest to get those 10 winning spots.

Hallie was in the 100’s when she first left a comment on the blog. The irony is that I would have likely help any person who had asked first. Half the battle is showing up.

Barney Frank went on about what did the children of the rich do to deserve their parents money? Tell me Barney what did YOU do to deserve it?

Anyone who thinks that the Military won’t handle the repeal of DADT professionally doesn’t know the military.

I think the MSM and the left aren’t strong enough to force us to lose Afghanistan.

BTW anyone who thinks that Sarah Palin can’t win in 2012 is deluding themselves.

Also anyone who thinks Barack Obama can’t win in 2012 is also deluding themselves.

And if John Stewart actually had political clout outside the elites republicans wouldn’t have won 63 seats.

That will do for now. Read you all later. and go vote for Hallie

My mind is wandering a a dozen different directions this morning so lets talk a bit about everything:

Turned on the TV when I got downstairs this morning and noticed Fox News Watch, the talked briefly about Iraq. The point was being made that because we had 50,000 troops there and contractors the war wasn’t really over. I guess we are still fighting World War II since we have never pulled our troops out of Germany.

A&E is running Three Stooges shorts till 10 a.m. this morning, WSBK has run them regularly as one of two stations, (the other in Chicago) that has the rights to them outside of the licenses granted by the stooges heirs. Considering the NEWEST of these shorts are from 1958 (the oldest from 1933) it can be considered the greatest continual run for a comedy team in history. I will be dead and buried for decades and generations unborn will be watching the stooges and laughing at them.

A&E has actually started creating “Short Shorts” cutting down stooges films to just about 5 min as fillers. In theory using this method they could show the entire run in a one day marathon.

I took a peek at Pam Geller’s book The Post American Presidency a week ago. I plan on ordering it at Amazon.com sometime before the end of the month. Pam has been absolutely tireless in fighting radical Islam and has been utterly fearless. She puts comedy central to shame.

The RNC is low on dough. This doesn’t surprise me, their proclivity to support RINO’s and track record of same have scared off activists. See (The Not one Red Cent campaigns). Don’t forget that when confronted on the NRCC’s support of ACORN endorsed candidate Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC chairman lashed out at the conservatives who questioned him. Dede eventually endorsed democrat Bill (One Hour) Owens.

The question becomes will the donors give their dough to the individual candidates. That’s where $10 buck Friday’s come in.

You know there are two things that hit me about the “Is Obama a Muslim” business. First of all is there something wrong with being a Muslim? The way the media is treating that perception you would think that it was they who had an issue with it. Secondly it occurs to me that it might be serving a foreign policy motive to not be emphatic about his religion as apostasy from Islam is punishable by death.

And isn’t it strange that after the AP and the MSM are falling over themselves to say “this is not a Mosque” it is revealed today that it is currently functioning…as a Mosque.

And can we please stop worry about what our foes think of us for what we do. Our foes will think of us as they always do, as enemies. If they don’t have a reason to hate us, they will make them up.

I’ve been looking at the history book that my son has for summer reading for his AP US History class this fall, it is the 10th Edition of the particular text, I own the 6th. I’ve been noticing the differences between the pair. One telling difference my edition includes the “Equal Rights Amendment” as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution his has the actual 27th amendment that restricts congressional pay raises.

Is there any item “As seen on TV” that isn’t available at your local CVS or Marshalls within a year?

Have you ever noticed that Lawyers on TV must all be deaf, they are always saying to witnesses on the stand: “I didn’t hear you can you repeat that”?

Stacy McCain is exactly right on the impeachment bit.

The closest thing to Steve Den Beste’s essays that I enjoyed so much in the old days are Elizabeth Scalia posts at the Anchoress.

Is Burn Notice a fun TV show or what?

I was re-reading Rush Limbaugh an Army of one (my review here) and noticed that everything he predicted that the president would do, he did?

I’ve been spending an awful lot of time tweeting lately. I’m going to make it a point not to today.

I can’t think of Twitter without thinking of Sissy Willis she managed to be both Buzzworthy at Michelle Malkin and linked by Instapundit on the same post.

Does Geico do the best commercials or what? The only real lemon is the “Bird in the Hand” one.

All those warnings about “don’t get cocky” are right. Polls and money doesn’t vote, people do.

Simplicity Plus is the best brand of Cat Litter I’ve ever used.

Watching Harry Reid and John McCain playing with their positions to save their jobs is pretty pathetic. You would think both of these guys would have some pride or a life, particularly McCain.

And the country still owes him for the support of the surge big time.

Is there any Doctor Who fan created work better than Rich’s Comics Blog?

If I see one more ad for one more Vampire show I’ll drive a stake through my own heart.

And just how many blades can you fit in a razor until it’s enough?

…I haven’t touched the national news today.

Lucky for you the other blogs are on the ball:

Robert Stacy give the Port-Mortem on the Illinois results that were less than what might be desired:

Second-guessing campaign strategies is a fascinating sport. However, if there is any New Media takeaway from the Illinois gubernatorial primary, it is this: Campaigns would be wise to engage the blogosphere early in the election cycle, rather than to treat online outreach as an afterthought.

Mark Hemmingway touches on Excitable Andy’s latest foray into Bloggers Alzheimer’s on the subject of Sarah Palin:

At what point does Andrew Sullivan’s derangement over Sarah Palin and his bizarre conspiracy theories about how her son was really birthed by her daughter become an issue for an otherwise respectable publication such as The Atlantic? If his employers don’t take action over this blog post of his, then we’re totally through the looking glass:

RSM recommends Ace of Spades on the subject is a tad vulgar for my taste.

The lonely conservative notes that if there is one thing you can say about this administration is they are consistent.

President Obama can’t stop pointing his finger at George Bush for his troubles. It’s getting so old. Every president faces challenges, Bush did. But Bush didn’t have a filibuster proof majority to work with, the way Obama’s had for the past year.

I think the reason he might not go for a 2nd term is he will have nobody else to blame.

Dan Riehl notes that Scott Brown is a real equal opportunity employer.

“I just go — I don’t care who they are as long as they’re good people and they’ll be trustworthy and loyal and they’ll do their jobs, I don’t care. Kennedy had some of the best people in the country and I’m honored to have some of them

Well we know these guys are discreet.

The camp of the Saints crowns a new leader of the free world:

Israel has no choice: The United States and the other nations of The West will not act to protect the Free World against the threat of a nuclear Islam, so it must bear the burden. Benjamin Netanyahu IS the leader of the Free World.

I still think it might be a bluff.

Don Surber sees projection on the left:

As Obamania winds down and it inevitably was fated to do — taking with it the hopes for a Europeanized America complete with socialized medicine, leaders on the left will ratchet up their rhetoric.

It is a sign of a political moment dying.

Legal Insurrection approves:

Keep calling the majority of Americans crazy and dangerous and extremists and “teabaggers.” Every time you do it we gain votes.

They are not called the angry left for nothing.

The Libertarian Popinjay notes a pet that you don’t want to own.

Meanwhile Peg agrees declares Global Warming a religion:

Arguing with people who exhibit this sort of behavior is like arguing with those who have strong religious beliefs. Their beliefs are rooted in faith; not hard evidence.

In a free nation, they are surely entitled to believe what they wish. But, the rest of us should not be held hostage to their religious beliefs. Let’s not twist our economy and freedoms to align with faith. Let the rest of us to be free to act on what many of us believe: that the earth’s atmosphere and temperature is the result of many factors, and that it is unclear that man has more than a tiny impact on what happens to them

Where have I heard this before?

American Freedom likes Vernon Parker for Az 3rd and unlike Chris Matthews doesn’t forget his race

You don’t need to forget with Mayor Parker you never notice the color of his skin and he shouldn’t be stereotyped by it. What you do pay attention to his belief in the American people, Love of Family and Country. His belief in a smaller government, creating jobs, reviving the economy, not raising taxes, lowing the deficit and giving those less fortunate a hand up not a handout.

Will the media even notice?

Ruby Slippers is feeling VERY optimistic:

Momentum has a way of shaking stronger candidates out of the trees. The Senate may still be a long shot but it is looking less like a long shot than it did before Massachusetts. There is a lifetime politically between now and November, but as of now, the ball is clearly in our court

What’s that line from the Patriot? Aim Small Miss Small.

And finally American Glob is sick of all the bowing by the president:

Weasel Zippers caught this photo of Obama bowing to… The mayor of Tampa, Florida.

Does President Obama have a single advisor smart enough to tell him to stop bowing to people? Can you picture Reagan doing this? Washington? Lincoln? JFK? Carter???

I don’t know looking at the picture I think it was just an excuse to check out her legs.

You might have noticed when you read this blog that they are days when I’m just blogging up a storm and other days when I might not write anything.

You know some days the news is so depressing, the country seems to be going to hell, things are happening that I can’t wrap my head around.

On days like that the best thing to do is just enjoy life for the day and forget about blogging.

Today was that kind of day.

Ed Whelan has apologized for outing Publius. In the end that is good form. It’s hard to admit you are wrong publicly. Doesn’t change what was done but is the best corrective.

Publius has accepted the apology, even better form. He could have certainly decided to reject it since the act cant be outdone but it showed good form to take it and consider the matter dropped.

Good form all around.