Sunday the family and I went to Happy Jacks a new restaurant on Route 12 in Leominster:

It is a place with a bit of a Caribbean flair

a menu that spans the entire gulf region

and of course a spot where you can grab a beer

No meal at the Happy Jacks is complete without Border Sauce:

As I was doing my live spot for Out With Joe on WROL the food came

I had the Salad and mini Quesadilla

My oldest had the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich:

My youngest the basic burger

And my wife the Sheppard’s Pie

My meal was off the lunch menu that is normally not available on Sunday’s but usually they will make such items available.

It was a good meal, if it had been a sunnier day we could might have been eating outside:

Happy Jack’s is a hop skip and jump off of Route 2 near the Fitchburg Leominster Border.


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And if you can’t get to Leominster, they DO Cater

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Stacy McCain on the Chick-Fil-A nonsense:

Better yet, if you’re going to get angry over every business run by traditionalist Christians, you should also boycott Domino’s Pizza (founder Tom Monaghan is a hard-core Catholic) and Little Debbies (produced by the McKee family of Collegedale, Tenn., who are hard-core Seventh-Day Adventists).

All of this goes to illustrate the totalitarian spirit of gay-rights radicalism, which aims toward the extirpation of dissent.

Amanda Marcotte (via NRO) on the subject:

Blocking Chick-fil-A permits on speech issues is wrong and unconstitutional. Don’t go there, folks.

. . .

Fight bad speech with more speech. It’s weak to think our arguments have no power.

. . .

Plus, making martyrs out of them by denying them their fundamental right of free speech is counter-productive.

. . .

I basically refuse to give the government power to ban me from making money to punish me for my political opinions. Full stop.

I sensed a great disturbance in the force this morning and the sight of Amanda Marcotte on the same side of an issue as Robert Stacy McCain certainly qualifies. I mean Marcotte’s position is so damn…American!

Both Stacy McCain and Amanda Marcotte understand a basic truth: Don’t give government a power over you that you won’t trust your enemies with.

A hint to the HRC. If your position is so far left that when you look across the line you’ve crossed Amanda Freaking Marcotte is standing with Robert Stacy McCain on the other side, you’ve jumped the shark.

I eagerly await the Marcotte/McCain photo, holding wine glasses together.

Update: Stacy says the link above is to a post by Smitty, Smitty says that one’s not his Just to play it safe is here a Stacy post on the subject:

Exit question: Is it a good sign for America that Marcotte gets this or have my expectation gotten so low that an American respecting the 1st Amendment is a big deal?

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Lieutenant: …I thought I could catch Little John if he was silly enough to believe your note

The Deputy Sheriff of Nottingham: My signature was on that letter, my word! Are you trying to dishonor me?

The Adventures of Robin Hood: Goodbye Little John 1960

The questions continue to pile up in the whole: “What the *#$&@ are the Obama campaign & allies thinking” business.

Item: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem

With issues already appearing with the administrations support among American Jews the administration finds itself tongue-tied over a simple question

I’m sorry in an election year when you are having trouble with your Jewish base the idea that an administration isn’t willing to say aloud “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel” might be a problem, particularly when your opponent is in Israel saying something like this:

Mitt Romney delivered a blow to the Obama campaign’s frantic efforts to defend the president’s hostile stance toward the Jewish state simply by saying: “It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.”

Considering that Jews are already outraged over the Olympics deciding the Jewish Athletes murdered in Munich were not a big deal (it’s worth noting that Peace prize winner Obama and the smartest and best-est secretary of state evah weren’t influential enough to change minds on this matter) then again the question arises did they really want to do so. Let’s take you back four years ago:

In 2008, Obama had a big problem in the Democratic primaries. Prospective Jewish voters were being inundated with anonymous emails warning that Obama’s affiliations with Palestinian activists portended disaster for Israel. Locked in a tight contest with Hillary Clinton, the future president couldn’t afford to lose the constituency in the primary—and later in the general election, especially in the swing state of Florida.

Who came to the Rescue? Dennis Ross well-respected within the Jewish community, involved in Oslo

Ross was a powerful asset for the campaign. He went to synagogues in swing states and participated in conference calls to tell Jewish voters that he was supporting Obama over Clinton’s first lady. He continued his work with the campaign during the general election, which Obama won with between 74 and 78 percent of the Jewish vote.

Four years later I’m sure president Obama would like to deploy Ross to once again reassure Jewish voters of his support for Israel, too bad that Ross has decided he’s not going to get involved.

He put his word and his reputation on the line for Barack Obama in 2008, for some reason he isn’t willing to do it again.

I wonder why?

Item: Sure your worth even more money that we lose a year but that makes you a Wimp!

Newsweek has settled on a new line of attack on Mitt Romney:

In 1987, this magazine created a famous hubbub by labeling George H.W. Bush a “wimp” on its cover. “The Wimp Factor.” Huge stir. And not entirely fair—the guy had been an aviator in the war, the big war, the good war, and he was even shot down out over the Pacific, cockpit drenched in smoke and fumes, at an age (20) when in most states he couldn’t even legally drink a beer. In hindsight, Poppy looks like Dirty Harry Callahan compared with Romney, who spent his war (Vietnam) in—ready?—Paris. Where he learned … French.

Ok it’s not a new line of attack on a Republican for Newsweek as the magazine conveniently figures that a quarter century is just the right amount of time for a correction if one can try a new move against Romney.

The big finish is really funny:

At some point, an unexpected event more serious than the Olympics—a scandal, a smear—will put Romney under the interrogation lamp, and he’ll need to rise to the occasion. We’ll see then if he has it in him.

Only a person who paid absolutely no attention to the GOP primaries could say that sentence with a straight face, let alone the last month where the Obama smear machine tried it’s level best to rattle him.

This attack is hilarious, the MSM is making a fuss of it but Romney is laughing it off.

Why? How can it be that Mitt Romney isn’t bothered by this kind of attack? Three reasons:

First of all Mitt Romney knows voters in the US care as much about what Newsweek says as Canadian Officials care about the United Church of Canada says (not at all)

Second of all in an election all about the economy it doesn’t hurt him all that much to be lectured by a magazine that sold for the price an order of fries off the dollar menu that he is not qualified. Just to remind you:

Here is what you can buy for what Newsweek sold for at any of those BK location

As Stacy McCain said

Yeah. Profit is for wimps, I guess.

Yeah, if I was a Romney Surrogate I’d love the chance to contrast his success to Newsweek’s failure.

But the big reason why Romney isn’t bothers is what the move signifies. It means that Obama’s allies are running out of cards viable cards to play and it’s only July. And it looks like people who risked their reputations in the past to stack the deck, like Dennis Ross are unwilling to do it again. That means only one thing

“Ride right through them, they’re demoralized as hell”!

As Rick Moran put it:

I thought these desperation tactics would have waited until later in the campaign.

I predict come October the president’s campaign will so desperate and their tactics so outrageous that it will be interesting to see just how far the media and Democrats who hope to remain electable long after Obama is gone will go to defend him.

It sure won’t be boring.

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