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November 27, 2009


Jim Ryan

TM, there's no firing of synapses between that link and the story. The link has dain bramage.


In a world where every prominent prgressive is making or has been made an ASS of .. them or theirself, brain surgery comes to the fore. "What the hell, what do we have to lose, our brains, small loss that." Ah ha, but like progressivism, liberalism, leftism, you can only get so far. They have all reached that point. The world gets to watch now, now that media control has been removed from their hands.

The worst of times, the best of times.

No better argement against the left, progressives, liberals/democrats than to let it/them take power and WATCH.



http://michael%20oher/ ?

Cecil Turner

I presume it's this one.


there's an old song that comes to mind that reminds me of the difference between Republicans and Democrats. The first stanza is

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than have a frontal lobotomy".

pretty much sums it up.

Jack is Back!

We're in Manchester. Unable to make Nursery Inn. Bummer. Cold and wet. They prefer not to have youngsters in their midst on Fridays. We understand. So, we will have to snug up in the hotel and play The Hollies on our iPhones.

Dave (in MA)

What happens if I think about aerobics?

hit and run

That is a bummer,Jack. But glad you made it there safely.

Gregory Koster

Aerobic exercise can rejuvenate the brain? Rubbish!


Neuropsyche---great headline TMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3gBX5wS2Zo

Thankfully that never seems to apply to you, but to me at midnight thirty in some dumpy Paris hotel it applies a lot. The top letters on the keyboard here in Paris are not our standard "qwertyuiop", but are instead, "azertyuoip", which is casuing a horendous neuropsyche in me as I squeeze my head and peck and scratch.

I expect the Superman fans among us will recall that wonderful 1963 Ish' wherein Superman subtly uncovered a reporter imposter crook at the Daily Planet who was making the moves on Lois, by sublty tripping him up by mentioning qwertyuiop", and then jailing the Perp because he didn't recognize it's relevance. Sort of like what we ought to be doing with the BBC Climate Reporter's. Oh well, as I recall Ma and Pa Kent were already dead at the time, and all the action Clark was getting from Lois was that unmentioned X-Ray vision thingy. (Sure---he never looked. Not even once.)

Anyhow, I'm just a Smallville kid myself, but thinking about Big City Super Hero's had me excited when I rode the train into downtown Manhattan for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Was cheered to see a guy in a Spiderman costume playing the saxaphone just outside the trainstation exit when "I left the Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to 4". Not bad, but I prefer my horn playing Jazzman to be Charlie Parker, not Peter Parker. Tipped him a buck, (which I am told equalled 113 Yen yesterday, but only 80 Yen tomorrow,) and was on my way.

Anyhow, up at Times Square was very disappointed to find that the Big City Superhero I was really looking foreward to hearing from ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3gBX5wS2Zo"> The Naked Guitar Playing Cowboy of Times Square, was off for the Holiday. This is a shame, as what with my many trips to the City, he's probably the guy I'm actually most familiar with over anyone else.

Some Turkey Parade (floats, etc) was going on down Fashion Avenue as I stolled on up, but the Cowboy, he was in a non-performace status. "Here", he hollered at me angrily, offering his Guitar, "do it yourself".
Much as I wanted right then and there to drop trou' in Times Square and do my version of P'UK's "Yes I Do" in front of God and the Pope and The New York Times, (just like I imagine Captain Hate and Extraneous and the other guitar JOM boys would have wanted to as well) I turned him down, as he offered me his Yamaha, and I ain't doing that gig with anything less than a Martin,---no way. Even drunk I got some standards.

Anyhow I will not go on and tell you how his Mom just then pulled up and told him to get in the car and invioted me to join them at Granny's ' for Thanskgiving down over in Hoboken. I did, (I got dibbs on 'Shotgun'), and had a fine time doing stuffing and cranberry's and the hole bit, but it was so awful listening to Granny Gefeltafish lacing into the Cowboy about ""Mein Gott, in de' ol' country der perverts wore laderhosen. Why you no wear laderhosen?" etc.

Oh, and when she went off on the Calvin Klein's "Kramer, he had sublime buttocks---you no have have sublime buttocks. Why not you wear Mormon underware?...

Anyhow, t'would be rude of me to let out such personal stuff---especially on Thans giving, and especially about such an iconic New York Instutition as a Cowboy wearing Calvinb's in Times Square. (My entire outfit BTW is Fruit of the Loom!).

Anyhow, I am snockered, and friends don't let friends blog drunk. So would somebody else, Hit, JMH, Jane, IGnatz, BR, please dump all over the BBC today because I'm so drunk they almost make sense.


Jack, there's a pub called the Farmer's Arms in Wythenshawe or Cheadle Hulme. I could drive there from the airport....a good Boddington's house and not much else to recommend it except some great people @ 25 years ago.


That sounds like some Thanksgiving dinner, daddy. Have you ever been to Angelina's in Paris?


That was great Daddy. I wonder how many of us have not posted here a bit tipsy!



Never. to Angelina's. You guys would be so ashamed of me.

I am absolutely useless in that I just hang out at local dives like the Raleigh Tavern in Berkeley, always which work just fine for me, with everybody else hollaring how come I'd didn't go to all these fabulous places just down the street. For instance, I couldn't tell you squat about Maxim's, but the hamburger joint next door, I'm all over it:) Melinda would shoot me.

It's actually a sort of funny joke in my business that we laugh about; all these years guys in my line of work get free rides into all these wonderful neat cities at decent hotels but don't really take advantage of the cities because we always say to ourselves "We'll be back next month, etc, we'll do it then." Then suddenly somebody hits retirement age and is hustling around like a chicken with his head cut off going everywhere sightseeing and buying junk and asking you to lie in your customs forms and carry stuuf in for him/her etc, and it's all very comical and we just chuckle "Joe's on the Social Security Tour".
Sort of like "Ask not who the last bell in the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa tolls for. It tolls for thee."

He, if you're still there, the next thread up say's JIB and wife I think are stuck in England near Manchester. Check the threads for a potential get together.


--So would somebody else, Hit, JMH, Jane, IGnatz, BR, please dump all over the BBC today because I'm so drunk they almost make sense--


I wonder how many of us have not posted here a bit tipsy!
Heh. You are so right, Jane. JOM is the Cheers Bar of the blog world.

Ignatz, taking up the slack. Good.


JOM is the Cheers Bar of the blog world.

Never seen Cheers. Is that why I don't drink?

Do I have the chain of causality right?


Just a stupid point in my mind these last few days about CRU and the lousiness of our press.

I remember Robert Redford's last decent Film "3 Days Of The Condor".
Good flick, hot Faye Dunnaway, etc.

What springs to mind is the finish.
Standing in front of what Redford and the audience considers as the premier News dissemination organ of the planet, The New York Times, Redford says to the FBI/CIA/NIS Cliff Robertson Big Govt Badguy...

"Turner and Higgins stop in front of The New York Times.]

Turner: They've got all of it.
Higgins: What? What did you do?
Turner: I told them a story. I told 'em a story. You play games; I told 'em a story.
Higgins: Oh, you… you poor, dumb son of a bitch. You've done more damage than you know.
Turner: I hope so.
Higgins: You're about to be a very lonely man. It didn't have to end this way.
Turner: Of course it did.
Higgins: Hey Turner! How do you know they'll print it? You can take a walk… but how far if they don't print it?
Turner: They'll print it.
Higgins: How do you know? "

Well we just learned the answer to the finsal question from above. "They Will Not Print It."

That is the explicit and absolute lesson that should be learned of BBC, Wapo, NY Times, etc these last few days. They have an agenda. They are the Cliff Robertson Characters. They are the culprits.


By the way, next time some wiseacrer tells you he is certain global warming is happening because of the rising sea and melting polar ice cap, respond thusly. Water is the only element that expands when it freezes. Thus it shrinks when it melts. So the melting floating ice caps in the Arctic will most definitely not raise the seas. The only way a rise is even possible from warming, is if ice on land melts and runs into the sea. And there at that much ice in Greenland.

Sorry that dog wont hunt.


daddy, your drunk spelling is still exquisite....

Dave (in MA)

daddy, the difference in that movie is that the right wingers were the bad guys.


Interesting daddy, that they were meant to be the bad guys, for trying to stop the leak of a Government operation in the Middle East, it was supposed to evoke the evil of Watergate, as director Pakula related in a account by Buckley. even though fewer people died there than at Chappaquidick, yes it's a bit of a cheap shot, but it's the truth. Len Downie tried a similar plot twist in his recent 'roman a clef' Rules of the Game, where a private military contractor is slicing through Washington like Hannibal Lecter, because this exactly what would happen in real life

By contrast a disinformation scheme designed
to cripple our entire economic system, something better sketched out, in an old
series arc on Wiseguy is treated as hohum



You are having to much fun and I am so very jealous!! You gotta start taking pictures of the bar maids and the local dives you go to, so we can pretend we are there with ya.

All I got are pictures of cute polar bears that realized AGW is a fraud and they are doing somersaults in the snow:



We Are Going To Live!!!



Well, the thing is, global warming is not about global warming to the lying mainstream media and the Democrats and Ibama. It is about expiating guilt, seizing more control, and raising taxes.

So what do they care whether the science is true or not. It's whether they can pretend that it is. Facts get in the way of their narrative and their plans.


Al Gore, I want your lock box with gold bars!



Can someboyd give Nancy Pelosi some brain surgery .. oppss .. nothing in there.

Building the case for a brand new jobs-creation bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says most Americans would not mind inflating the already-gaping deficit in exchange for more jobs.

The California Democrat said on a conference call Tuesday that Americans could "absorb" the hit to the federal budget, and she argued that their biggest complaint is not that the deficit is big -- it's that they're not seeing any benefit in return for increasing the U.S. debt load.

Despite the $787 billion stimulus package passed in February, unemployment climbed to 10.2 percent in October. While critics cite the jobless rate as a sign that the stimulus has failed, Pelosi argues that the federal government is just not trying hard enough.

Let's give Nancy a new job .. cleaning toilets.

Frau Prost!

I don't want to be an enabler, but daddy's snockered blogging is exceptional.


Nancy might not have a problem with the Hundreds of Thousands of dollars that are borrowed in my families name, so why doesn't she just pay it off? The bill for all this will come due some day.

Jack is Back!

We woke up this morning fresh from our late night in Manchester. With a 6 year old its hard to get into any pub in the UK especially one like the Nursery Inn with music at night. Will try again when back in the summer. But in any event the Tiger Woods saga has got a grip on the UK as all the broadsheets have it front page and above the fold mainly. WTF was he doing driving recklessly (at least that is the assumption) at 0225hrs, crashing and having his wife there almost immediately with a golf club in hand to break out the rear window? Mrs. JIB says he could have been going out to the 24 hr Walgreens for something for the baby. In order to drive such as to hit a fire hydrant and lose control and then hit a neighbor's tree is not how a calm and in control driver normally performs. This story has legs.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

TMZ is reporting that his wife attacked him over rumors he was having an affair, scratched his face, and he left the house, jumped in the Escalade and started to back up. Wife comes out swinging a golf club at the car, bashes it a couple of times, Tiger is distracted and backs into the fire hydrant and careens off into the neighbor's tree.

Anyway, that's their story. Truth, I don't have a clue.


Wife comes out swinging a golf club at the car

So I wasn't so far off.


Want to try surgery at home? Go here and you can do it virtually:

My boy showed me this. It's very cool.


ClimateGate comedy from Froma Harrop at Ras:

Even the fancy media love to cite the skeptics without showing much skepticism of their own.

After all, when the "fancy media" (huh?) examine the work of the AGW crowd, they've always exhibited the impartiality and skepticism you'd expect of real journalists. But now when they look at the skeptics, they show nothing but in-the-tank credulity.

Earth to Froma.


Gee, no one liked my cute polar bear that is so happy to hear he is going to live? :(


I liked your polar bears Ann. Anduril is on the warpath on another thread tonight, so I'm just keeping my head down and thoughts to myself!...now back to my hideout.


... I squeeze my head and peck....

Gosh, Daddy, I always imagined you with more than one pec...

Ann, I love the polar bear pics!!




Ann, just got to this thread and I LOVE your happy, somersaulting polar bears!

I'm having THE best steak tartare I ever made, tonight, in celebration of Climategate.

So, JiB, a silly Tiger Woods story has legs in the UK MSM? Ha, that's their refuge in the face of Climategate!?

MSM, you have been scooped bigtime!


Daddy, you're so much fun. And I was just thinking of "Three days of the Condor" yesterday! More in regard to Kim being on the lam and knocking on a Faye Dunaway's door for shelter :) And a chess game like in Thomas Crowne Affair.


I liked the polar bears.

In other thread items, Redford's last decent film was probably "Sneakers". "3 Days" was ok, though I preferred WFB's review, "How Robert Redford Saved Us From the CIA".

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