Saturday, May 10, 2014

Shameless Name Dropping

I was chatting with John Sununu earlier today. I was. I walked into a local drug store when there were probably fewer than five customers. The governor was looking at greeting cards, possibly a Mother's Day card.

I am not inclined to get in the face of famous or infamous people. So I positioned myself in front of the garden hoses (I eventually settled on the Pocket Hose that is three times stronger than the original model that burst on me late last Summer.) Sure enough, the ex Chief of Staff did walk by.

"Governor?" I inquired not one hundred per cent sure it was he.

"How ya doin?" In a not exactly enthusiastic voice.

"It's good to see you," I declared ever so perkily.

"It's good to see you,"  Mr. Chairman mumbled over his shoulder as he walked away.

I later learned that Sununu lives in a neighboring town. Incidentally, he drove away in a Saturn sedan. Not exactly a fat cat ride even when they were a viable company five years ago.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Return Of "Overpasses For Obama Impeachment"

Does anyone know who these people are?


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Reflections On Monica Lewinsky

The Monica Lewinsky/Kenneth Starr fiasco will always bother me for a multitude of reasons.

1. Juanita Broaddrick: Remember her? She has accused Bill Clinton of rape and she has never changed her story. For every Juanita Broadrrick reference, there are at least one thousand Monica Lewinsky references. This says something disturbing about the finger-pointers.

Apparently to the Hanitys and Ingrahams and Limbaughs and all the other members of the Conservative Click, rape is no more objectionable (or even less so) than consensual sex. Rape is not wrong because it is a horrendous act of brutality but rather because it is one more act of unsanctioned consorting. If that is one's position--and it seems to be the consensus of the Conservative Cool Kids--then maybe there is some merit to the "War on Women" charge.

Of course, the feminists and the conspicuously compassionate and the social justice crowd don't give a damn about Ms. Broadrrick either. Where are our priorities?

Stay tuned.

Al Sharpton speaks truth to power- sort of

The Washington Free Beacon put together this montage of the ever eloquent Al Sharpton and his ongoing struggle with the teleprompter. Resist we much!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Items From My Mailbox: Thanks Bonnie

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~Jay Leno~

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office   

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any      inducement to go to heaven.
~Will Rogers~

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.   
~Clarence Darrow~

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
~Author unknown~

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton~

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer~

I offer my opponents a bargain:  if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952~

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.   
Tex Guinan~

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle~

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.   
~Doug Larson~

There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators.
~Will Rogers~

Why Scott Brown Will Be A Formidable Opponent For Anyone

Yes, I wish he would have challenged Meehan in Massachusetts. Yes, I view him as a carpetbagger. No, I do not forgive him for Dodd-Frank. Yes, I wish he would make up his mind if he is pro-life or pro abortion. But man, this guy could charm the fangs off of a cobra.

I am coming off the worst illness of my life. My caretaker (and what a caretaker she is. She did so much for me above and beyond the call of duty. I am not sure if I would have made it through this illness without her.) had purchased a ticket for me to attend this event with a couple of her friends. Sadly, I was not capable of attending.

Scott Brown is a guy you want to like. He was a lower middle class guy from a broken family who got to the Senate through hard work, patriotism, perseverance and yes, charm. Doesn't hurt that he is 'Cosmopolitan' handsome.

So Scott Brown also plays guitar? Politicians sometimes get carried away with their resumes and experiences but my caretaker said that he clearly stated that he had played with Charlie Daniels and some other luminary who now escapes my memory. I did a cursory search of Brown's biography and I didn't see any such thing.

Win or lose, Brown lives about ten miles from me and I will probably see him from time to time. He and his family are high profile.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Help wanted for search and rescue missions. Contact AFRICOM

This is strange.  AFRICOM is seeking a military contractor to conduct search and rescue operations using rotor and fixed wing aircraft for transport, insertion and extractions of personal in primary operating areas of West and North Africa. I thought Blackwater and other military contractors were verboten in the Obama regime.
From Fed Biz;

The Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (FLCN), Norfolk, Virginia is seeking information on qualified and experienced sources for planning purposes in an effort to derive a contract vehicle that will provide PR/CASEVAC/SAR support for USAFRICOM personnel and individuals as identified by the command in West Africa. The contractor shall provide all personnel, aircraft, equipment and supervision necessary to conduct PR/CASEVAC/SAR operations utilizing Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) fixed wing and rotary wing air lift for transport, insertions, and extractions.

Additionally, the contractor shall provide EMT-B medical care as a PR resource spanning from a fixed location in Niamey, Niger out to 500 nautical miles. This 500 mile radius shall be the contractors Area of Responsibility (AOR) under the pursuant contract. All PR/CASEVAC/SAR contractors must possess a Secret Clearance. The period of performance for this anticipated contract is a six (6) month base year with two (2) twelve (12) month option periods. See the attached draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) for additional information.
This could be just the opportunity that the February 17th Martyrs Brigade has been waiting for.
The full specs for the contract can be downloaded here but these are some of the specifications.
1.2.1. Services shall be based at Niamey, Niger and be capable of conducting operations from various temporary Forward Operating Locations (FOLs), to include primitive field accommodations (such as tents).
1.2.2. The principal place of performance for this contract shall be the Primary Operating Area
(POA), as dictated by operational requirements. The contractor may be required to provide labor hours in excess of 40 hours per work week to include holiday and weekends, and/or during irregular times and shifts based upon USAFRICOM operations and exercises.
1.2.3. The POA includes, but is not limited to, the recognized political boundaries of Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cot D’Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Tunisia and as dictated by operational requirements. It is anticipated the most likely locations for missions from the above list would be to: Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon, Chad, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, and Tunisia.

Pennsylvania's impending epidemic of childhood alcoholism

Usually I can find more important things to post on rather than archaic and arcane state liquor laws but this ad, sponsored by the union that represents employees of Pennsylvania' state owned liquor stores is so 19th century its laughable. Sell beer in grocery stores? How revolutionary! Professor Harold Hill call you office. This is spells trouble with a capital "T" that rhymes with P that stands for pool. Sell beer in convenience stores? Wouldn't that harm children? Yes, especially the pre school set who are especially prone to drunkenness.
One hopes the Keystone state can find its way into the 21st century.