Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Communism In One Reality Show

So, after handling religion (can't we all just get along?), Kid Nation decides to impose communism on the lab rats children. Of course.

Long story short... The town finds a pot of money. The leaders think about dividing it up among the townspeople but, of course, they decide that it would be much better if the revolutionary elite leaders took the money and spent it on what the town "needs" as opposed to what they want.

Who needs to watch the Democrat debate on one of the cable news nets when you can get your weekly dose of socialism from a "reality" show on one of the big three?


And, of course, we come back to my "reality" TV pet peeve: need. I don't care who "needs" the money. That means nothing to me. If it's based on need then why not just call it welfare and be done with it. Wait and see how many people are willing to watch a TV show where people line up to get their government cheese.


And, finally, an admission... I have hated the little tard Jared from day one. All that has changed. The little bugger made his fortune selling souvenir necklaces that he made by burning letters on pieces of wood using a magnifying glass. Having made his fortune, he proceeded to blow all of his money so he could dress up like a pimp.

See, that's what's great about America. Yeah, it might make more sense for the community to take your money and spend it on health care and... I don't know... Buses that run on ethanol or something. Still, you earned the money and if you want to blow it on a walking stick and a hat with a feather in it then go for it.

Good Credit, Bad Credit, No Credit

We live in a plastic society.

Seriously. It's hard to live on cash only. Even if you do your best to pay your bills every month, there are a lot of situations where you pretty much have to have a credit card. Want to rent a car? Better have plastic. Yeah, you can use a debit card, but it's a hassle. If you have bad credit or no credit, what are you going to do?

You need to find a company that specializes in making bad credit loans. Now, don't be offended. There are lots of reasons why you might have credit that is... Well... Bad. The point is that you need to find someone who will give you a chance. The link above will take you to a site that will help you do just that: they will link you up with financial institutions willing to invest in you. Whether you are in the market for an auto loan, a mortgage or credit cards, they can help you get the credit you need.

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Thumpers

We here at MediaBlog HQ don't make a big deal out of Halloween. The bloglet is too little for it, I think that adults wearing costumes on Halloween are pathetic and Mrs. MediaBlog believes the whole thing is a tool of the Devil.

I'm sort of kidding about that last part, but only sort of. She's not too high on Halloween, believing that it is basically evil. No, pumpkins aren't evil. No, costumes aren't evil either. Candy certainly isn't evil. She just believes that whole thing is sort of a celebration of darkness. While we're both Southern Baptists, she thumps her Bible a little harder than I thump mine. So, I'll be the one going to the door to give candy to the munchkins tonight.

I have some understanding of the history of Halloween and I know very well that some people use it as an occasion for doing evil. For the most part, however, Halloween is about kids dressing up and going around begging for candy. It's innocent... Even wholesome. It's one of the few pieces of 50s America still hanging on for dear life. Yes, tainted candy and razor blades in apples (did that ever REALLY happen?) have taken away some of the magic. Still, I think it's important to hold on to whatever innocence we can find in life.

I also think that railing against Halloween makes we conservative Christians look as foolish as railing against Disney did a few years ago. Whatever our reasoning, to "The World" it looks like we are opposed to innocent fun. They don't see anything beyond that. While I understand that we are called to be in the world but not of it, I think we do ourselves and our God something of a disservice when we make it so easy for the world to think we are closed-minded fools. There is so much genuine evil out there that we must oppose whatever the culture may think of us. Might it not make sense to give a pass to the kids wearing old bedsheets over their heads?

Just a thought.

Everything Old Is New Again

Did you know that St. Augustine is America's oldest city?

Yep, it's true. St. Augustine was ready to collect Social Security before the Pilgrims ever got off the boat.

Still, just because it's been around for awhile doesn't mean that St. Augustine doesn't know how to have a good time. During the last Saturday in October and November (October 27th and November 24th), St. Augustine opens up for fun and excitement.

Among the many Events in St. Augustine, a special focus on these nights is the beautiful antique district along San Marco Avenue. It's always a great place to visit but these two nights the shops open up and street music entertains you as you shop for antiques, rare books and so much more.

While you are shopping for something special, you can also enjoy workshops, readings, refreshments, book signings and entertainment of all sorts. It's a great chance to get out and see this beautiful city.

Maybe you want to visit a gallary. Maybe the oddities at Ripley's museum are more your style. Or maybe you want to visit an historical site like the Mission Nombre de Dios. Whatever you are looking for, St. Augustine will have it on offer these special nights.

I grew up pretty close to St. Augustine and I've been a number of times. There's always something new to see. If you are a history buff like I am then St. Augustine just cannot be beaten. It's a great place to get in touch with the rich history of our nation and the many cultures that came together to build America.

St. Augustine is a great walking city, particularly this time of year when the evenings are cool. Walk along the water and enjoy the lights and the sights. You can find out more about everything St. Augustine has to offer by clicking on the link above.



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Let's Send Bobby's Brat to Clown College Next Week!

YouTube - Cheerleader Gets Run Over By Football Team

You know, Roger Ailes has a really cruel sense of humor.

Yeah, he'll hire Douglas Kennedy, the second-to-the-last child of the late Robert Kennedy. Once he has him under contract, however, does he give him a cushy, high profile job with the mover's and shakers in the nation's capital?

Uh, not so much. Instead, he makes him a third banana to crazy haired John Gibson and returning newshottie Heather Nauert on FNC's The Big Story. Then, to twist the knife, they send him out to cover serious stories... Stories that matter... You know, like the cheerleader who got run over by her high school football team as they crashed through a banner.

Take that, Bobby!

Oh, and here's a little newsbabe blogporn for you while we're at it:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Look Your Best

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Never Piss Off the Press

Sarkozy storms out of "60 minutes" interview - International Herald Tribune

What's the saying about never picking a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel? The same thing goes for television, too.

Still, I love how the headlines coming out of this interview are all about Sarkozy being temperamental. If you actually watched the interview you know that Leslie Stahl was wasting Sarkozy's time and our time as viewers. She has the most significant European leader since Margaret Thatcher sitting in front of her and she wastes time on tabloid style questions. The man wants to fundamentally reshape France and she blows the chance to discuss substantive issues with him.

You know, 60 Minutes really isn't all that. Yes, it's the granddaddy of all the news magazines and I suppose it is more relevant than this week's four episodes of Dateline NBC where they run a sting on pedophiles for the 378th time. Still, a lot of it is gotcha journalism or puff pieces.

Still, it's a mistake to screw with the press... Even when they deserve it. Like, for example, that asinine fake press conference that FEMA tried to pull off last week. I mean, how stupid do you have to be?

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Double Standards

Harlem homecoming for Clinton - Yahoo! News

So Hillary can have a rally in a Black church in Harlem. The crowd can cheer her and the choir can sing "Victory is Mine."

Will someone explain again for me why Democrats can do this with impunity, but all a Republican has to do is mention God and their are screams from the Left about the coming theocracy?

Friday, October 26, 2007

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Always Look On The Bright Side of Life

Charles Krauthammer has a fine piece over at National Review Online today about the strength of the Republican presidential field.

No, the good doctor has not taken up heroin... At least, not so far as we know. In fact, he makes excellent points when he contends that the Republican frontrunners are all strong candidates. Let's think about it for a moment:

In Giuliani we have "America's mayor." He is the a broadly popular figure who gained nearly universal praise from his handling of 9/11.

John McCain has the most compelling life story imaginable. Captured by the North Vietnamese and tortured to the point where his arms no longer function properly. Though a son and grandson of Adminrals, he refused to be released early and insisted on remaining with his comrades.

Fred Thompson... Well-spoken and well-known with instant name and face recognition beyond the relatively small number of people who pay attention to the primaries months before the first votes are cast.

Mitt Romney... Telegenic, excellent moral character and family values, a successful businessman with a history of winning as a Republican in a very non-Republican state.

See what I mean?

Now contrast that to the other side where you have a one term trial attorney from a losing presidential ticket, a one term lightweight senator who's sole unique quality is only skin deep and the Most Unpopular Woman in America (TM).

Suddenly, things don't look all that bad, do they?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Viva La Difference!

My Way News - Civility Reigns at San Diego Stadium

What a difference between a well-run (if kooky) city and state and ones that are poorly run. What a difference between people who are (mostly) accustomed to looking after themselves and people who are (mostly) used to getting a check from the government on the first of every month.

Where is the smeared feces? Where is the cannibalism?

Watch and learn, New Orleans.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Boarding

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's Magic!

Local News | Magician Copperfield denies he sexually assaulted Seattle woman | Seattle Times Newspaper

Oh come on. This is just ludicrous. I mean, anyone who has ever seen David Copperfield on stage knows that he could never rape a woman. It's just laughable. A woman? Come on.

Oh, wait... You mean you bought that whole Claudia Schiffer thing? Dude, they were "engaged" for like six years. That ain't a better half, that's a beard.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

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What We Can Learn

What can we learn about politics from last night's Kid Nation?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The show is rigged. It's a farce. A travesty even.

That being said, we will now proceed to draw baseless conclusions proving nothing.

First, the defeat of Mike by long-haired whats-his-name proves that the people don't like anal technocrats. Of course, the defeat of Michael Dukakis already pretty much established this, but it's good to be reminded. Seriously, I am somewhat surprised that his defeat was so overwhelming. Yeah, he's a priss but he's far from the worst of the four members of the council.

And speaking of the worst, that brings us to Taylor. Ding dong the bitch is dead. Yes, I know it's very, very wrong for a grownup to refer to a 10 year old beauty queen in that way. I feel awful about myself. I am a bad person. Look away. Still, I calls um like I sees um and girlfriend was way to full of herself so, to quote, "get over it". Clearly the mouthy bitch meme is in retrograde at last. Hillary Clinton, call your office.

Anjay... Sweet, dull Anjay. You survived because you were bland and boring. Your future in politics is bright.

Christmas Is Coming

I have a big family.

Parents, in-laws, cousins... Lots and lots of kids. That means two things: I have to start my Christmas shopping early and I have to make my Christmas budget stretch just as far as is humanly possible.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Did You Miss Me?

Sorry we've gone quiet these last few days. Two short weeks after getting my flu shot, I've managed to come down with the flu/a cold/ebola something. Figures, huh? Such is life. Still, I'm on the mend and I'll be back to provide you with the best in... Well... Whatever it is that we do around here... In no time at all.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Make The Net Work For Your Business

Descriptive text and a few stock photos. Welcome to the web circa 1998.

The Internet is supposed to be new media. It is supposed to be dynamic and interactive. If that is the case, why is so much Internet marketing little more than text and some photos. You might as well buy an ad in the Sunday newspaper.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

We Bring The Sacrifice of Praise

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Congrats, Al

...into the 20000 square foot House of Lord Al.

Seriously, this guy is worshiping the Puffy God of the Left in gratitude that Big Al has saved the lives of his children and grandchildren.

All I can say is that it must have been one hell of a movie.

Naturally, Mr. Zeldman doesn't have the balls to enable comments on his little homage to his God.

Hey! You've Got To Hide Your Stuff Away!

I know, lousy pun.

Anyhoo... If you're like me you've probably got a garage full of junk that is just piled up oth there because you don't really know what else to do with it. Wouldn't it be great to actually get the place organized? It would be neater, you could actually find things and you might even gain a little space back.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Suspense Is Unbearable

Puffy Al is going to win the Nobel Prize tomorrow. Just accept it. I don't know what the frack phony, paranoid pseudoscience has to do with "peace" but that won't matter.

Always remember, however, that it's not called the "Freedom" Prize. The Nobel Committee, like most of the international elite, isn't really interested in advancing freedom.

The Junior Frontier

Eric Bana joins Star Trek cast - New Zealand's source for entertainment news, gossip & music, movie & book reviews on Stuff.co.nz

Okay, it's a reimagining... I get that. Does it have to be friggin Romper Room? Everyone they're casting (with the exception of Leonard Nimoy) is like 12. I try to keep an open mind when I remember how hugely wrong I was about Battlestar Galactica. Still...

Where Has All The Blogporn Gone?




Never fear, gentle reader. We haven't forgotten you. Oh, we may spend time talking about politics, reality TV and anything else that happens to drop through the transom of our mind, but at the end of the day we always return to our first love: newsbabes. Enjoy the lovely Ms. Kelly in evening wear and dressed for her day job with our compliments.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Don't Just Cram...

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Live Blogging Today's Republican Debate

Well, for a little while anyway... Hard for me to get into these debates this early.

-Note to non-partisan Chris Matthews... Maria... Not Marie... Maria... Before you hit on her at least call her by her correct name.

-Yeah, Maria, two-thirds of people are morons. Two thirds of people watch Oprah. Combine that with the fact that the media has been talking down the economy for seven years and there you go.

-Chris Matthews talking about economics is like me talking about neurosurgery.

-Romney's joke was funnier than Rudy's.

-Ron Paul wants to crucify you on a cross of gold. Look it up, junior. Seriously, I kind of like Ron. I wouldn't vote for him, but he's interesting.

-Fair? Maria knows better than that, or she should anyway. They should have had Erin Burnett moderate this.

-Wow! John McCain is channeling the rage today! Yowza!

-Does Huckabee dye his eyebrows?

-Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo need to drop out now. They serve absolutely no purpose at all. Duncan Hunter may want to be SecDef but he doesn't need to stay in any longer to stake his claim. They just waste time. Yeah, Ron Paul does too, but at least he has something interesting and a little off-beat to say.

-"A Brownback Administration..." I can't even type that without laughing.

-Actually, countries largely go with a flat tax because they have a screwed up economy and a broken tax collection mechanism. A flat tax simplifies tax collections and makes them more effective. Not that I'm opposed to one, mind you, but lets be really honest about it.

-Is John McCain still there?

-No, Chris, you can't graduate from high school and get a factory job and take care of your wife now. Turn off Happy Days and get on with life. That's about the dumbest question I've ever heard in my life. Johnny's still awfully angry though. Even with the scripted joke.

-While we're still here... It is possible for a husband to have a job and let his wife stay home and take care of the kids. You don't have to manage a hedge fund to do that. I'm doing it and I didn't even finish college. How? I'm reasonably bright and I'm ambitious. I'm not the smartest guy you'll ever meet, but I'm competent, I'm responsible and I have kept an eye out for opportunities. Yeah, I've been fortunate too, but you have to be ready and willing to take advantage of your opportunities. You also have to be responsible in your spending. Okay, enough about me. Sorry, that must have been pent up for awhile. Back to the debate.

-Why does Sam Brownback look like Darrell Hammond doing Sam Brownback?

-How is joining a neighborhood watch going to deal a blow to the terrorists?

-"Mercantilistic" and "neo-colonialism"? I won't vote for Rep. Paul, but I'd take Professor Paul's class.

-I love how Brownback and his buddy Joe Biden feel like they can carve Iraq up. Newsflash, guys... It's THEIR country now. The Coalition Provisional Authority is gone. We don't have any more right to cut Iraq in thirds than we do Canada. In fact, people drawing lines on maps they didn't fully understand is what got us "Iraq" in the first place.

-I think Mike Huckabee just launched a coup.

-This commercial for Hillary Clinton brought to you by non-partisan Chris Matthews.

...And then I decided to watch last night's Journeyman instead.

Dems To Union Labor and Old Folks: Screw Yourselves!

Clinton in, 4 Dems out of Mich. primary - Yahoo! News

The Democrat party continues its drive to disenfranchise union labor and retirees. First the candidates announced that they would not campaign in Florida, home of elderly retirees who have to choose between medicine and dog food... Or maybe it's that they have to eat dog food because they give their medicine to their dogs... Something like that, I forget.

Anyhoo, the Dems told the geezers to frak off and now they are saying the same thing to good, solid union labor like you find in the United Auto Workers.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Figures

You know, the Bloglet just keeps learning more and more every day. One of the great things about being a parent is watching just how quickly the little ones learn and grow. It's important to make sure they have every opportunity to make the most of their potential.

If the Bloglet ever starts running into trouble in school we're going to make sure she gets the help she needs from day one. Don't put it off and let small problems turn into big ones. If she is having trouble with arithmetic, we will turn to Math Tutors like the ones available at Score Learning Centers.

Those little minds are so open and receptive to learning. You don't want to waste a day of that. Get them the help they need.

Dare To Shut Up

The Values Test - New York Times

James Dobson, poobah of the Christian Right (at least in his own mind and that of the Leftist press) wrote an op-ed in today's NYT. He takes on reports about a coven of the holier-than-thou set which more or less threatened the Republicans with a 3rd party candidacy if they nominate Giuliani. Actually, they said that they would go 3rd (in one way or another) if neither party nominates a pro-lifer, but in practice it's a cruise missile aimed at Rudy.

Now, we here at The MediaBlog haven't made our endorsement yet. We're not planning to do so until the eve of the primaries. We also consider ourselves to be both Christian and conservative.

Having thusly established our bona fides, let us say the following:

Dr. Dobson needs to shut the frack up.

It's all very well to stand on your principles. I have principles too and I am very pro-life. That being said, I think we need to be rational about this.

I have always believed that whatever Rudy's personal opinions might be, the sorts of people he would nominate to the courts are more likely than not to continue the conservative practice of seeking to gradually erode Roe v. Wade. They will do so because they will be strict constructionists and Roe was bad law from day one.

So, if push comes to shove and Rudy is the nominee, Dobson and his ilk can do one of two things: they can vote for Rudy who is extremely likely to continue the present judicial course or they can not vote for him and guarantee a Hillary Clinton White House.

I'm sure they will be very proud of their principles when Hillary nominates the next 2-3 Supreme Court justices. I'm equally sure that the price of those principles will be paid in the blood of the unborn.

Let's make this just as simple as possible: a vote for a third party nominee means more dead babies.

So Is The P Silent?

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Idiot AP Headline Writers

Asteroid belt is named for George Takei - Yahoo! News

And you thought the FedEx Orange Bowl was bad!

Now the ENTIRE asteroid belt has been named after Mr. Sulu! This sponsorship thing is getting insane. And who knew that George Takei had that kind of cash? That must have set him back...

Uh huh... Oh. So it wasn't the ENTIRE asteroid belt? I see. Well, yes... Just the one asteroid, huh? Yes, that does make more... Right... Yeah, well, that's the AP for you.

Monday, October 01, 2007

CSI: Stupidville

You know, CSI: Miami started off as a flashy, more "coppish" version of CSI: Original Recipe. Brighter colors, trendy clothes, more over-acting. Somewhere along the way, however, it just completely went off the tracks. Maybe the tidal wave episode from a few years ago was the jumping the shark moment, I don't know. All I know is that it is like a bad comic book now.

And, for the record, I liked the pudgy detective better in his Tom Wolfe white suits rather than looking like a highway patrolman.

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Wouldn't it be great to get away?

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