I Had…

…a lovely birthday today.
Thanks for asking.

Poll.

100% of me disagree with the direction in which the country is going.

In Memoriam

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ANTONI HRUZD

1917 – 2009

Published in: on February 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm  Comments (4)  

Happy Birthday To…

me.

Published in: on July 3, 2008 at 6:22 pm  Comments (1)  

My Favorite Cartoon

It’s by B. Kliban. Some of his work can be found here.

The Party’s Over

Blatently stolen from IMAO via Dan @ Protein Wisdom:

If I Hear The Word “Change” ONE MORE TIME…

I’ll break out in a song:

via HotAir.

Now They’ve Gone Too Far!

The 2008 Dakar Rally, scheduled to start tomorrow, has been cancelled due to a threat of terrorists:

PARIS (AP) — The Dakar Rally, the epic motorcycle, car and truck race across the Sahara desert, was canceled Friday by organizers citing “direct” threats of terrorism from al-Qaida-linked militants.

The race was deemed too inviting — and too easy — a target for the terror group’s new north African affiliate. The roughly 550 competitors were to have embarked Saturday on the 16-day, 5,760-mile trek through remote and hostile dunes and scrub from Europe to Senegal in west Africa.

This is the first shutdown in it’s thirty-year history. Five hundred and fifty have been hung out to dry at the last minute. It’s always been dangerous, but everyone knows that going into it.

In 1982, Mark Thatcher, son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, got lost in the desert for six days. In 1988, the leading truck crashed and killed a driver, and over the last three years the race has claimed seven lives — five motorcyclists and two spectators.

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Dakar race organizers based in France were urged to avoid Mauritania, where a family of four was reportedly killed by militants linked to Al-Qaida.

Individual stages of the event have been cancelled in the past, but this is the first time the entire event was cancelled — much in part because eight of the stages would’ve taken place near the terror-plagued Mauritanian desert.

“It’s a weird time now when you have to cancel races because of terrorist activities,” said Bill Auberlen, driver of the No. 23 AJR Porsche Crawford. “You have to because it’s a safety issue but where’s it going to end?”

Of course, some folks first reaction is to sue.

For me, this race and the 24-hour race at Daytona Speedway have always heralded a new season of motorsports.

I’m pissed-off.

The official word from the organizers.

Happy New Year!

…To all the nice folks that wander through here.

And you spambots, too.

Fred! Thompson’s Christmas Ad

UPDATE: My buddy BobSmith adds in the comments:

Great video: an idea for anyone who’s moved by it. Go to USO.org and donate to Operation Phone Home…every $15 donated buys 45 minutes of phone time for a serviceman/woman. Click on Donate Now on the home page and then Donate to a specific program on the following page.

An excellent suggestion.

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