Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Remember the last episode of LHOTP*?

You know, the one where they blew up the town rather than let the scurrilous scalawag take it from them?

Think of that when you read this story of heroism.

*- LHOTP: "Little House On The Prairie"

Life In Post-America Linkfest: 8-27-08.

Puerto Rico makes Wal-Mart raise milk prices.

Kenny Hulshof reminds us Jay Nixon tried to penalize a gas station for selling cheap gas.

9-yr-old ball player kicked off team for being too good.

Long-term effects of Oklahoma's nanny-state-funded pre-K are not OK.

Clayton NC bans "tethering of animals."

Hickman NE targets aging horse for eviction.

Is it a legitimate government function to ban "vineyards on hillsides with slopes greater than 50 percent"?

Why do the Democrats hate trees? And on a related note, why is it that, four years after this incident, the Democrats are still being thwarted by the Evil Balloons?

BECK: Penn, did you see -- did you see the thing on the balloons? It`s biodegradable balloons. They can`t get them to degrade. And there is still somebody on a compost heap right now pouring extra liquid on them -- damn these balloons. They`re supposed to biodegrade.

JILLETTE: What scares me about that story was that they didn`t say pouring liquid on it. They said liquid.

BECK: Liquid, yes.

JILLETTE: That scares me a lot. Because when I mean water, I often say water. That`s a word most people know.

BECK: I`ve never, ever -- I`ve never said, "You know what? Gosh, I could go for a big glass of liquid."

JILLETTE: Exactly. So I`m worried that what they`re pouring on those balloons might be something we don`t want to know about.

BECK: Right. Like acid.

Gummint Cheese: Introducing Little Mikey.

We look back in our archives and find this little ditty, circa 1978...

Click pic to embiggen.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If it didn't include the entire subscription base of RADAR magazine BEFORE, I'm guessing it does NOW.

Frightening stuff.

According to a senior government official who served with high-level security clearances in five administrations, "There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived 'enemies of the state' almost instantaneously." He and other sources tell Radar that the database is sometimes referred to by the code name Main Core. One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.

[H/T 2 Survivalist News via Bear Ridge Project.]

Excellent Random YouTube Video Of The Week.

This one is dedicated to the memory of R's lettuceless, tomatoless BLT he devoured last night.

Let Me Guess: Milky Way ad execs have driven through Texas recently.

Good thing they didn't drive through Oklahoma. If they bastardized "Drive Friendly, the Texas Way!" that badly, I'd hate to see what they'd do with "Watch Your Speed; WE Are!" or "HITCHHIKER MAY BE ESCAPED PRISONER!"

Life In Post-America Linkfest: 8/20/08.

Barack Obama sees no correlation between legislating paid sick leave and nanny-state liberalism.

Big Brother Is Warrantlessly GPS-tracking You.

The Card Check Bill, coming up soon in Congress, would abolish the secret ballot in unionization efforts.

What? A Texan wants to park his F-150 in his own driveway? Oh, THE HORROR!!! [H/T 2 Dickster's Random Thoughts.]

Clive homeowner fights back against the uniformity-loving Pleasantvillians by declaring his yard a "nature preserve."

ENFIELD NY breaks lease on communications tower property, plans to sieze it via eminent domain.

Paducah smoking ban makes casualty of eatery.

MA State Rep introduces ban on Rent-A-Pets.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Which uses more electricity, a timer or a box fan?

Our former new-found friends the Soviets . . .

. . . are on the march again (Hence the Reagan campaign ad you'll see below). The world is a scary place again.

According to the Whited-Hutchison Steve Austin Theory, that means the Bigfoot stories should start increasing right about . . . now.

Jay Nixon thinks your local gas station owner is Big Oil.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

From Thomas Pally on TPM Cafe:

[To conservatives]it is fine to sabotage the effectiveness of government since that also undermines its popularity. That makes it harder to defend government, and easier to shrink it.

Pally decries in many words what I can rejoice in three:


West Helena Mayor: A is A; A is NOT A.

Here's a charming little quote from West Helena's little dictator:

Mayor James Valley sees it this way: “Now if somebody wants to sue us, they have an option to sue, but I’m fairly certain that a judge will see it the way the way the citizens see it here. The citizens deserve peace, that some infringement on constitutional rights is OK, and we have not violated anything as far as the Constitution.”

Vice-Dictator Eugene "Red" Johnson chimes in:

"As far as I'm concerned, at 3 o'clock in the morning, nobody has any business being on the street, except the law," Councilman Eugene "Red" Johnson said. "Anyone out at 3 o'clock shouldn't be out on the street, unless you're going to the hospital."

There have been several instances where I have had trouble sleeping and as a result, smoked up all my cigarettes. So I went to the 24/7 convenience store and bought more. Tell me, "Red" (apt nickname, by the way) whose rights am I violating by doing so? And tell me what exactly the purpose of 24/7 convenience stores is if nobody has any business being out after what YOU deem are appropriate hours?

On CBS, Dictator Valley pipes up again:

"I've heard the critics, and they make an academic argument, but I invite them to come down here on the streets and deal with the problems we've been dealin' with," said Mayor James Valley.

The United States Constitution is not an academic argument.

Arkansas cop beats up wife, uses government database to check up on ex-wife's boyfriend.

Meanwhile on Nanny Island . . .

Staten Island to fine businesses for opening their doors while running the air-conditioner.

Slate asks the same question I did.

How does the government know Americans are driving less?

The Button Police.

Good to know the Yuma school system doesn't have any real problems, freeing up personnel and time to count students' buttons.

This is news???

Actually seen on the bottom-screen crawl on CNN sometime in the past few days:

"The Pope sometimes wears a cape and a fur-trimmed hat."

Is the point of the new Burger King commercial campaign . . .

. . . that if you eat at Burger King, a deranged cow will stalk and murder you?

Because that doesn't seem like a very good selling point.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

For the second time I can remember . . .

. . . I voted in the Democrat primary yesterday.

The first time was so I could vote against Bill Clinton. (I voted for Jerry Brown, who had a brief moment of sanity and was advocating a flat income tax at the time. No snide comments, boos, or hisses from the peanut gallery; especially you, Mr. Whited, or I may have to mention Pat Deaton! :) )

Yesterday I did it to vote against Tim Ward.

Hey, Jeremiah, here's an ad idea.

You should start making commercials, playing the last few seconds of this Hulshof commercial . . .

. . . and contrasting that with every one of Hulshof's subsequent ads, all of which attacked his primary opponent Sarah Steelman, and none of which spent a single moment talking about Missouri's future.

Life In Post-America Linkfest: 8-6-08.

Englewood CO siccing the poop police on people who don't pick up the dog poop in their own yards within 72 hours.
So, in theory, your a-hole neighbor could wait until you're on vacation, turn his dog out to take a dump in your yard, then turn you in to the Poop Police if you don't clean it up.

SanFran institutes $1000 fine for "improper recycling," including not dumping your foodwaste into a compost heap, which is just what every apartment needs.
In St. Paul, Big Brother loves your trees. And the water bill you have to pay.

"Chicago, Chicago, That Nannystate Town . . ."

Jawbone Bluetooth gives a discount for getting caught breaking the law.

Shock Therapy is hip again!

Homeowner's Association stands in the way of teen Prime Mover's solution to the energy crisis.

Maryland H.O.A. also hates the earth.

Susana Tregobov dries clothes on a line behind her Maryland townhouse, saving energy and money. But now her homeowners association has ordered her to bring in the laundry. The crackdown came after a neighbor complained that the clothesline "makes our community look like Dundalk," a low-income part of Baltimore.

Tregobov and her husband plan to fight for their right to a clothesline, but the odds are against them. Although their state recently passed a law protecting homeowners' rights to erect solar panels for generating electricity, it is still legal in Maryland for communities to ban solar clothes-drying.

Can anyone claim Tasers are nonlethal force with a straight face anymore?

Answer: Jesus old.

The skeleton(s) found recently in Thayer may date to 500 B.C.

Which means the musketball presents us with an interesting enigma.

My three best explanations:

1. It's not a musketball, but something else. Maybe a petrified horse turd.
2. The native Americans had muskets before the Anglo-Saxon invasion, but somehow the technology was lost in the sands of time before Whitey arrived.
3. The musketball contaminated the scene later.

I am waiting patiently for the phone call asking me for suggestions on what to do with the remains of my ancestors.

I'll tell them to do a forensic analysis to confirm the skull has Native American features*, then make resin duplicates of the remains, place those duplicates in the Thayer Information Center with a respectful display, then make your best guess at what tribe(s) inhabited the area 2500 years ago, and return the remains to that tribe to do what they want with them.

And, of course, make a documentary film about the archaelogical dig and have the opening at the old theater in Thayer. Just don't put too much butter on the popmaize.

* - If it's not Native American, maybe the dating is a little off and it's Jesus. This would prove the Mormons right in their belief that Jesus came to the New World after his little experience in the Middle East. Or maybe, just maybe, it would prove that there were European-looking people here before the Native Americans, people who the Native Americans committed genocide upon, which would of course, on the grounds that they are pro-genocide, remove their moral standing to object to the genocide attempted upon them. Oh, wait. That already happened.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Life In Post-America Linkfest: 8-1-08.

South L.A. enacts one-year moratorium on new fast-food joints.

ILL-DEM State Legislator introduces bill banning Texting While Walking.

Big Brother Is Watching You Sit On Your Hog, Pretend To Hit The Throttle, and Go VROOM!VROOM!!!!

"Sous-veillance" is a retarded word, but a good idea. SOMEONE has to watch the watchers.

SanFran bans pharmacies from selling tobacco, on the theory that cigarettes are bad only if bought at Walgreens.

Cop pauses beating of PTSD vet to take a call on his celly; then resumes.

Cop shoves cyclist off his bike, blames victim, lies about it.
Long, of New Jersey, was charged with assault and resisting arrest after the cop insisted the cyclist had tried to run him over in a Critical Mass rally Friday in Times

A dramatic video starkly contradicted rookie Officer Patrick Pogan's statements. It shows the 22-year-old cop running toward Long and slamming him to the sidewalk.

Bush still planning to dance on the graves of the Tiananmen Dead.

Couplatoons for U.