Daily Archives: October 17, 2009

Do YOU believe in anthropogenic global warming?


Or climate change? [I started this so that we could discuss the issue of a shorter thread]

UPDATE: Here is a simple test that is meant for school teachers in order to demonstrate to children the effects of Carbon Dioxide CO2 on the atmosphere.  Basically the tests calls for a thermometer to be inserted into two different 2 litre plastic bottles, then fill one up with pure CO2 and leave the other with just normal air; place them each under a heat lamp and after 20 minutes, measure both temperatures.  It is estimated that the difference can be as much as 4 degrees higher with the pure CO2 versus the regular air.  Then, lest the little rug rats pooh pooh a 4 degree difference in temperature, the propagandists teachers are instructed thusly:

“Even over a small time period such as 20 minutes we are still able to get a difference of 4 degrees in temperature between the two samples. Students may not be impressed with such a small temperature difference in the lab [we’ll show them!].  However, it needs to be stressed that scientists are in general agreement [this part IS true, as far as it goes] that an average increase of just 2 degrees celsius across the planet could have catastrophic effects on crop production and cause sea levels to increase significantly resulting in major flooding.”

Can my widdle weaders find one widdle prwobwem wid this experiment?

Think hard.

Isn’t this PROOF that the earth’s atmosphere is going to raise 4 degrees, Florida will be under water and we are all gonna die!!!!??? Continue reading

Photos from the Innsbrook Virginia Republican Rally 10-17-09

First, leading into the rally were many disaffected Republican gun owners and Ron Paul supporters.  Thank God, I didn’t see any democrats. I think we screen for Democrats at the edge of our fair city.  Or maybe they don’t really exist. I can’t say for sure, because none were in existence today. 


Now, if Barack Obama had been at the rally, this would have made national news! “OMG! Men actually had handguns! They may even have been loaded!”  But a sign forbid them to enter with weapons into the Republican portion of the event.  Whew. I breathed a sigh of relief.  No guns!  At least, unless you were a criminal. Continue reading

Fisherville Mike gets his 20,000th hit!

And it comes from a referral from The Other McCain.  That’s like hitting a hole in one after you just bet your mother in law $100 bucks that you could do it.

An Ode to Cowgirls

A little Rule 5 Action on a Saturday afternoon! [This post is proudly certified to be a Meghan McCain boob-free zone.]



Yee Ha

Yee Ha

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Children drinking HAND SANITIZER now?

This almost seems like a hoax!  It gets them drunk. Some contain 60% alchohol.  I lost my taste for soap when my parents washed my mouth out with soap for swearing.

Don’t flash and drive girls

one minute of fun

Glen Beck in a crappy spot CREAMS Maddow and Olbermann in four spots

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
*Glenn Beck– 2,983,000 viewers (683,000) (1,348,000)

8PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 896,000 viewers (297,000) (488,000)

9 PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Rachel Maddow Show —884,000 viewers (281,000) (451,000)

10 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann – 573,000 viewers (227,000) (271,000)

 11 PM P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Rachel Maddow Show —382,000 viewers (133,000) (191,000)


Creigh Deeds signed his own death warrant with his support of Cap-and-Trade

(rhetorically speaking) in his bid for the Governorship of Virginia.  His wholehearted support of crap-and-tax as a member of the Virginia Climate Change Commission, Little Timmy Kaine’s bunch of political hacks, is gonna murder his chances at the Governor’s mansion.  And finally the Republicans are sticking it to him.

Here’s what Democrats say when they’ve already got the governorship, and can’t run for re-election, back in Feb ’08:  

“Gone are the days of debating whether man-made effects exist” with global warming, Kaine told the panel. “Those days are gone.” [FUNNY, I don’t remember there ever being a debate. The liberals have always claimed that the debate is over.] Continue reading

SODDI defense works in murder trial in Richmond, VA

The classic “some other dude did it” defense actually worked this time.  Portions from the Times Dispatch:

“Circuit Judge Beverly W. Snukals declared a mistrial after the jury deliberated about four hours and failed to reach a unanimous verdict. The defendant, Anthony Singleton, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony. The trial started Thursday….”

“Prosecutors argued that Singleton shot 20-year-old Thomas H. Scott Jr. four times in the back outside the school at North 31st and East Marshall streets. One witness testified that she saw Singleton shoot Scott.”

“But Singleton, who said he was the victim’s friend, testified Thursday that he saw another male shoot Scott, and that Singleton then picked up the victim’s gun and chased the shooter into an alley.”

“Defense attorney James L. McLemore argued that police searched the alley and found a gun that was not the one used in the homicide.”

“McLemore also pointed out that Singleton returned to the crime scene, where he was arrested. The defendant had no gunshot residue on either hand, McLemore said.”

“Prosecutors said that Singleton told police three different stories and that, until Thursday’s testimony, he had never claimed that he saw the shooting.”

“Singleton testified that he lied to police because he was scared that snitching could get him hurt.”

“I didn’t know what to do, what to say — I was totally lost,” Singleton said. “I couldn’t help it. I was scared.”

“As he left the witness stand and returned to his seat at the defense table, Singleton lifted his shirt to wipe tears from his face.”

“Anthony and his family are very disappointed the jury could not reach a verdict,” McLemore said. “We thought we had a good case.”

“Prosecutors said they are evaluating how to proceed. Singleton remains in jail with no bond.”

So sad on many different levels. Sounds like a pretty good defense, depending upon how strong and detailed was the eye witness.  Did she actually see him pull the trigger? Or did she just see him there after hearing gunshots.  The story sounds implausible, hey, I’m gonna pick up a gun and chase into an alley after a dude with a gun.  But going back to the scene with no gunpowder residue is strong.   Sounds to me as though there were holes in the case. Which gun was the murder weapon? Any prints on the “other weapon”? Any motive?

I hate to criticize a judge, but to me waiting only 4 hours to declare a mistrial was pathetic.  Let them scream and argue for days if necessary. This is a man’s life on the line.  If those jurors can’t hash out their differences in four hours, make them come back and deliberate Saturday.  I’ve been at trials that lasted until 2:30 a.m.  I’ve sat and listened to jurors screaming and hollering at each other–so loud that you could hear them through a closed door and at the far end of the court room.  I’ve had to beg, plead and cajole a judge not to declare a mistrial (he had to get home to some grand kid’s birthday party or some such nonsense). 

The Constitution says a man can only be prosecuted once for the same crime.  I know, that prohibition has been interpreted (wrongly in my opinion) to not apply to mistrials.  But even so the idea behind it is not advanced by only allowing a jury to deliberate for 4 hours.  Sure, it was Friday and they all wanted to go home. TOUGH. Make ’em stay and fight it out. A man’s life hung in the balance.  Now he’s back in the slammer and awaiting a fate from a different jury, hopefully one that won’t punt their obligation.

IF you hate our troops, vote Democrat

Virginia busted for violating the voting rights of military personel and civilians overseas.  The “remedy”? The judge orders their votes counted–nine months later but whose counting?  Now that their vote has proven to be meaningless because it would not change the outcome. THIS time.  But imagine if it would  have.  You cheatin bastard Democrats.  Nancy Rodriques, a Tim Kaine appointee, is responsible.