Friday, December 12, 2014

The Speaker of the House Initiative

Let's have some fun with this new Congress, shall we?

I'm proposing the Speaker of the House Initiative.

It goes like this: some enterprising individual declares his or her intent to become Speaker of the House. Since this position doesn't need to be filled by a sitting representative, anyone can apply. This person creates all the necessary social media outlets to stay connected and releases ideas for legislation he or she would propose as Speaker.

This person could also propose alternatives to current procedures and legislation.

At the end of, oh, say, one year, ask for a vote in the House. If nothing else, it would make the legislative process a bit more interesting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Another Video You Should See

There may be hope yet for America's young'uns.

Elly Maye gives us her Top Ten Reasons She's Not a Democrat.

We have term limits. They're popularly known as elections. The best way to get some new blood in Washington is to vote for someone different. If your Congresscritter has been up there too long, vote him or her out.

Power corrupts.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Cosmic Musical Note - B flat (-57 Octaves)

Ace of Spades HQ had this link in the sidebar about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory studies of the Perseus Cluster, but with a different title. When I started reading it, the musical aspect jumped out at me.

These sound waves are thought to have been produced by explosive events occurring around a supermassive black hole (bright white spot) in Perseus A, the huge galaxy at the center of the cluster. The pitch of the sound waves translates into the note of B flat, 57 octaves below middle-C. This frequency is over a million billion times deeper than the limits of human hearing, so the sound is much too deep to be heard.

 B flat to the minus 57th octave? We're gonna need a bigger bass, um, something or other...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heavy Metal Rockers

No, not those kinds of rockers, these kind. You know, the ones old rockers now use.

Heavy Metal Kids - by Todd Rundgren.

Not that Todd's old or anything, but he did just celebrate his 65th birthday and is still kicking ass. Mick Jagger is a grandpa and Eric Clapton will be turning 70 here real soon. Stevie Ray Vaughan would've turned 60 this year.

h/t to Instapundit

Thursday, July 17, 2014

R. I. P. Johnny Winter

Blues guitar legend Johnny Winter passed away Wednesday night Switzerland while on tour. He was 70 years old.

A buddy of mine is his drummer on this tour.

Play on, Johnny, you will be missed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"If I Were Ted Cruz..."

This is just way too good not to pass along.

From American and the Moron Horde over at Ace of Spades HQ: If I were Ted Cruz.

Be sure to read the comments at the link. This would also provide a ready pool of conservative talent from which to draw for years to come.
Ted Cruz, if you're reading this...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day

Here's another video y'all should see. It's Ronald Reagan's 1986 Independence Day speech.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Another Video You Should See

Wow. American Life really sucks these days. The economy's in the crapper, money's hard to come by and those we elect to do our bidding in Washington could care less about us as long as they have their power and money.


But before you draw a warm bath and get out the razor blade, listen to Bill Whittle's latest offering: Get to Work. I may have to watch this first thing every day.

On a partially related note, I have some friends who are decidedly Democrat who occasionally post something from some loopy leftard sites on my Facebook page. Since I consider myself fairly well read on current events, it's not hard to refute them. As since I like having friends, I never rebuff them directly, but do rebuff the outrageous articles they post from places like Media Matters for America, Mother Jones and the like.

It has become great sport for me. I hope all 16 of you have a similar pastime.

h/t to Bad Blue and Gates of Vienna

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bill Whittle on Lost in Space, Heroes and Manhood

Whilst perusing the Intarwebz this morning, I ran across this most excellent video by Bill Whittle over at Instapundit. It's well worth your time, especially if you're a young whippersnapper who was not fortunate enough to see this show when it first came on the telly.

There are many great points made, enjoy...

Kindly do not confuse the original with the movie remake of LiS from the '90's where Ms. Robinson is the bitch queen who treats all the men on the spaceship like little boys. The best part of that flick was the great Gary Oldman's portrayal of Dr. Smith, who really does turn into a monster.

I still wonder why they didn't push him out of the airlock when they had the chance.