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Archive for November, 2011

Monday Book Pick: The Dark Design

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The Dark Design by Philip Jose Farmer

The third book in his epic Riverworld Series.

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Sunday SciFi: UFO

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

UFO was live action SciFi show from the puppet master himself, Gerry Andersen, that ran for a single season of 23 episodes back in 1970.

Great actors, dark thoughtful scripts that always didn’t have a happy ending, sharp miniature work, and a late 60s sense of style and fashion made this show really stand out.  Oh and the purple haired moon chicks in silver miniskirts.  The cast included Michael Billington, who, according his wikipedia entry, was screen tested for the role of James Bond more than any other actor.

The show also other cool eye candy, including the gull wing door cars, nuclear submarines with a jet fighter mounted on their bow, space interceptors and S.I.D. (Space Intruder Detector).  What really made the show was the dark, thought provoking scripts, complex characters and some fine acting by Billington, Ed Biship and Gabrielle Drake.

There is a UFO movie, based on the series in the works.  Currently scheduled for a Summer 2013 release.

Part 2 of J.R. Dunn’s “Beating Decline”

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Baen Books published an interesting Miltech article by Mr. Dunn, and has recently published Part 2, War in the Dirt.

Friday B-Movie Pick: Black Belt Jones

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Black Belt Jones

Another martial arts classic staring Jim Kelly. Coming at you straight from 1974, this “kung fu” flick also falls squarely in the blaxploitation sub-genre as well. This is mid-70s low budget drive-in theater fodder in all its glory. Jim Kelly delivers the martial arts goods, and manages to carry this flick with some decent acting chops as well.

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Friday Roundup

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Here are a few thing that just may have flew under your radar.

Obama is admired by just 4 percent of Middle East Arabs in the new survey  released by the Brookings Institution and University of Maryland. I seem to recall the lefties telling everyone that Barack Hussein Obama understood the Muslim world and would improve our standing there.  Silly lefties, as TalkStraight correctly summed it up, “[The] Arab World does not admire people they consider weak.”

Our Dear Leader is continuing his version of a “jobs program”, by being on track to kill a potential 120,000 American jobs by stonewalling the Keystone Pipeline Project. Just what does he have against inexpensive, non-oil tanker required, conflict free, oil being available to the American people? It is almost as if he wants higher energy prices, rising inflation and an American economy stuck in a ditch.

Since QE1 and QE2 have been such dismal failures, Obama’s pick to head the Fed,Ben Bernanke, is looking to inflict QE3 on the American people.  For those of you who forget just what “Quantitative Easing” is, here is an instructional video.

Chicago democrat, and old Obama buddy Tony Rezko gets a ten and half year prison term for “extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval.” Ya, it does sorta sound like the Obama administration funneling “green investment” money to big democrat donors.


Business & Politics

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Usually not a good mix for conversation, and certainly not a good mix where our Dear Leader is concerned.

His job killing policies are striking home at small businesses, which are usually the engine that drives job growth.

One small business has publicly stated it is in a hiring freeze until Obama is out of office.  It’s not that they don’t want to hire, it is just that they can’t afford to between an economy where inflation is double the economic growth and oppressive government regulations drive the cost of doing business up.

Another important indicator is the falling support of blue collar democrats for the President. This was core demographic for him back in 2008. Without their support, his odds in 2012 are being coming even more anorexic.

Follow the Money

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Lots of money to follow.

Let’s start with a lot of money people wish they could follow.

$1.2 Billion missing from MF Global.  You remember MF Global, run by Obama crony Jon Corzine, former democrat Senator and former Governor of New Jersey.  The guy who spent New Jersey dry and then ran up a huge debt to keep government spending at economy wreaking levels.  He left government service (i.e. he lost an election that his Republican opponent won in a landslide), and proceeded to continue his ways at MF Global.  The result was summed up nicely by Ann Barnhardt.

A firm, led by a crony of the Obama regime, stole all of the non-margined cash held by customers of his firm. Let’s not sugar-coat this or make this crime seem “complex” and “abstract” by drowning ourselves in six-dollar words and uber-technical jargon. Jon Corzine STOLE the customer cash at MF Global.

While we discussing friends of our Dear Leader, here a double header of money that deserves to be followed.

First, Solyndra, the company run by a big democrat donor, has it’s tax payer funded price tag bumped another $14.3 Million.

Second, Obama’s Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal.  Yup, a big democrat donor gets a no-bid “sweetheart” government handout.  More of the tax payers funding our Dear Leader‘s campaign payoffs.

Moving the so-called “Occupy” criminal trespass groups, it is very clear that Orwell got it right, and some pigs are more equal than others.  No tents for the “leaders”, but $700 a night hotels.  Paid for by the rank and file who sleep in tents.  Yup, Lenin was right as well, when he called them “useful idiots.”

Let’s move to the world of bought and paid for “science”, and its poster child, James Hansen.

As Mr. Hinderaker points out, “…James Hansen, one of the two or three most prominent global warming alarmists on whose work the IPCC reports rest, “forgot” to report $1.6 million in outside income, as required by his government contracts. ”

Finally, let’s not forget the source of the ever so useful phrase, “Follow the Money.”

New Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Monday Book Pick

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything by Frank J. Fleming

Hat Tip to my friend John on this one. A very funny parody of how hard core leftists view our Dear Leader. The scary thing is that isn’t a parody for some of the seriously hardcore moonbats we have here in the Peoples’ Commmonwealth.

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Quote of the Day

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Ann Barnhardt, former hedge fund manger gets right to the point:

A firm, led by a crony of the Obama regime, stole all of the non-margined cash held by customers of his firm. Let’s not sugar-coat this or make this crime seem “complex” and “abstract” by drowning ourselves in six-dollar words and uber-technical jargon. Jon Corzine STOLE the customer cash at MF Global.

Read the whole thing. It is refreshingly, and brutally honest.