Friday, October 31, 2008

When Activist get cocky!

Get this, and they aren't even trying to hide it.

McCain sign stealing party

November 3 (Monday),  dusk
Binder's Coffee

Join the fight against facism (sic) by eliminating hate speech. Help us replace the racist Republican message of intolerance with one of hope and change.

Yea try it baby...tryitbaby

Also you can have pancakes in memory of Rachel Cory

One last chance before the election is stolen! Meet, network, learn how to man the barricades without letting the fascists bulldoze us out of their way! Free organic, vegan breakfast provided courtesy of the staff of The Seattle Stranger.

They see a Obama win and with it the chance to give conservatives there comeuppance.

Note: The event postings are open and these post may be jokes posted by conservatives. take it all with a grain of salt.

Hubble back in action

NASA managed to get Hubble back to work and has always the pictures are awesome.

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After overcoming a glitch that had forced science operations to cease, operators wasted no time in using the Hubble Space Telescope to photograph another stunning cosmic scene.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A creative approach to redistribution

Here is a creative approach to redistribution of wealth as offered in a local newspaper...

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

Taken from a MySpace page, the same one I got the balloon picture.

A test?

balloonsNorth Korea's military warned Tuesday it would attack South Korea and turn it into "debris," in Pyongyang's latest response to what it says are confrontational activities by Seoul against the communist country.

What evil thing would provoke this response?

North Korea has demanded that South Korea stop activists from sending balloons carrying leaflets critical of the communist regime across the border,

Ah yes many wars have been fought over propaganda balloons.

Don't worry too much about these boisterous words from the North, has South Korean Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee  says,

"If we show him too much attention, then we might spoil him."

photo from sweet allure

Monday, October 27, 2008

Great music for you

Watch this performance by Missy Higgins from Australia. I been listening to her for years and love every minute of it. You can download the music if you like.

Missy Higgins Missy Higgins - You’d think that a talented seven-time ARIA winner (Australia’s answer to the GRAMMY’s) who also happens to be stunningly beautiful would have made a bigger splash stateside. So do we, which is why we can’t figure out why more people don’t know about Missy Higgins. Fans of singer-songwriters like Sarah McLachlan and Shawn Colvin need to check out Missy’s folksy pop tunes pronto—and our exclusive live session with her is a great place to start! Watch Missy’s intimate solo performances of her hits “Going North,” “Secret,” and “The Wrong Girl.”

The way The TRUTH the OBAMA

obama03 I've noted the messianic tone supporters have assigned to Obama yet this one is almost blasphemy

Speaking of truth, for Obama, the truth is that the constitution is a "document of negative rights".

And uh, to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution — at least as it’s been interpreted, and Warren Court interpreted it in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties: [It] says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Snapshot: Fall Suspended

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Originally uploaded by George Bentley
Has always more photos can be found on my Flickr site.

Don't forget to keep checking back every week for your chance to win a free 4x5 print. click here for the rules.

Oh I wish

But the niceties of politics forbid it.

HT: Theo Sparks, not always Safe for work.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dino Rossi in Everett

Dino came to Everett to a good size crowd of well wishers and a few trouble makers.

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The trouble makers have been following the campaign all over the state, I don't know how well it worked for them in other cities, but in Everett we know how to deal with trouble makers.

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So what happens when you leave Democrats too close to a bunch of money, even funny money?

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They Take it!!!

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Here comes the next Governor of the State of Washington, Dino Rossi.

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The meet and great.

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She likes Rossi's position on off leash parks.

Only 129 votes cost Rossi the 2004 election, most of them found in a hallway in Seattle. So get out there and get your neighbor to vote with you on November 4th

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More photos are posted on my Flickr page.

Poor James and the Swamp Crows.

He never met a tax he didn't like.
He's got crazy friends like Rev. Wright.
He'd rather give away the farm than fight.
No merci beaucoup.
Obama, no merci beaucoup,
Obama, no merci beaucoup,
Obama, no merci beaucoup,
No merci beaucoup.
He thinks oil should be against the law.
He runs down America.
He's ashamed of his own Grandma.
No merci beaucoup.
Hey you good people that work all day,
he's got plans to dock your pay,
and let his unemployed voters go and ___ it away,
No merci beaucoup

Friday, October 24, 2008

Where heroes are remembered

Galloping Gerties is a great place to eat and they have stood by our troops from day one. If you’re in Western Washington stop by for a bite, you're likely to find a solider to thank while you're there.

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Exit 122 off of I-5 in Washington St. 

A thought for Friday

I would rather start over again under John McCain's plan than become dependant on Barack Obama's


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Long Live Bubba Nation

The people who decry the lost of civility in politics are the same ones who make music videos like this.

And to remind you why this video is so wrong. Watch this.

25 years ago

Oct 23 1985

433px-USMC_logo_svg The terrorist group Hizbullah, with direct support from Iran and Syria, killed 241 US service members plus 58 french peacekeepers in a second attack. This was the single deadliest terror attack  against the west until 9/11.

Update: whoops I posted too early.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Vintage Fashion Show

I fell in LOVE with this woman the first time I saw her. She has great taste in music and clothe and she looks good dancing with her clothes on.

You can buy anything she wares on e-bay.

The pigeon with invisible strings

So I guess we'll need to launch a rescue mission.

t One of the pigeons was caught near a rose water production plant in the city of Kashan in Isfahan province (Iran), the report cited an unnamed informed source as saying, adding that some metal rings and invisible strings were attached to the bird. "Early this month, a black pigeon was caught bearing a blue-coated metal ring, with invisible strings," the source was quoted as saying of the second pigeon. The source gave no further description of the pigeons, neither their current status nor what their fate will be.

Update: I found this video of one of our brave spy pigeons fighting with his Iranian guards.

Rare!A Pigeon Fights with a Kitten - Click here for more amazing videos

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday evening Snapshot

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Originally uploaded by George Bentley
Just a quick trip to the park to take a few night shots. I wanted to see if my camera was any good for this. I'll try more later.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

It's Sunday

And what a Sun we have.

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Ok I know Sunday is still a few hours away, I liked this page so much I just couldn't wait.

Friday, October 17, 2008



It's under a minute and your gonna need to wipe a tear at the end.

Need a laugh?

Then watch the first video from this post at 

I would avoid the second if possible, if you do you may find that Obama is not has glorious has we've been lead to believe. Don't lose Hope, remember the MSM will do everything it can to help rekindle your faith in "The One" 

Note: The video of the Obama performance at the Alfred E Smith dinner at didn't work so I got another from YouTube. Haven't had time to watch it yet, Gotta get ready for work.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

For a commercial?

I guess it's true, I guess Obama is a "Lightworker" I guess that thousands of baseball fans are going to have to wait just a little bit longer to see Game 6. 

the-light-worker "Fox will accommodate Senator Obama's desire to communicate with voters in this longform format," Fox Sports said in a statement. "We are pleased that Major League Baseball has agreed to delay the first pitch of World Series Game 6 for a few minutes in order for Fox to carry his program on Oct. 29. If requested, the network would be willing to make similar time available to Senator McCain's campaign."

Only a being of great power could move the World Series.


Did I mention I hate infomercials?


The campaign has deals with CBS and NBC to run the special, while Fox will also air it if the network is not broadcasting a baseball World Series game that day, Obama senior adviser Linda Douglass said.

Oh and the above article needs a correction.

Obama, who faces Republican John McCain in the November 4 election, has outstripped his rival in fundraising, bolstered by his decision broken promise not to take public funds and thereby avoiding federal spending limits.

Monday, October 13, 2008

A letter from President Starky

Well that is what I was reminded of when I heard the guy reading this letter from Obama in this video.

I hope I got the name right, I haven't see "The Postman" in a long time.

Table Turning

Turn about is fair play, let's just hope we don't have to turn too far left.

This is surely small of me, but if Obama wins, I plan on giving him as much of a chance as the Democrats gave George Bush. I will gleefully forward every paranoid anti-Obama rumor that I see, along with YouTube footage of his verbal missteps. I will laugh and email heinous anti-Obama photoshop jobs, and maybe even learn photoshop myself to create some. I'll buy anti-Obama books, and maybe even a "Not My President" t-shirt. I'm sure that the mainstream bookstores won't carry them, but I'll be on the lookout for anti-Obama calendars and stuff like that. I will not wish America harm, and if the country is hurt (economically, militarily, or diplomatically) I will truly mourn. But i will also take some solace that it occurred under Obama's watch, and will find every reason to blame him personally and fan the flames.

Obama's thuggish behavior thus far in this election cycle - squashing free speech, declaring any criticism of his policies to be "racist" (a word that happily carries little weight with sensible people these days), associating with the likes of Ayers, Wright, and ACORN - suggests that I won't have to scrape for reasons to really viscerally dislike Obama and his administration. And even if he wins, his campaign's "get out the vote fraud" activities are enough to provide people like me with a large degree of "plausible deniability" as to whether he is actually legitimately the president.

I've seen a President that I am generally-inclined to like get crapped on for eight years, and I've seen McCain and Palin (honorable people both, despite policy differences I may have with them) get crapped on through this election season. If the Democrats think that a President Obama is going to get some sort of honeymoon from the folks who didn't vote for him, as a wise man once said: heh.

But the most valuable words are these.

And perhaps we'll learn the lesson you tried to teach in the run-up to the Patriot Act - Don't give John Ashcroft any power you wouldn't want to see Janet Reno wielding.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kids For Obama: The Movie

The sights and sounds and a little entertainment from The Grassroots Kids for Obama March in Greenlake Park.

Turns out I wasn't the only right wing blogger there.

I stopped to ask a woman about her sign, she said "Look it up" she also took pictures. She was very apolitical, I think she wanted it that way.

Here is the view from the otherside. and in comments

How anyone could put a negative spin on this is beyond me. These kids were holding signs that said things like "HOPE" and "Pro-Family" It was such a diverse group of people and it was a positive atmosphere.

What is most important, I think, is that it inspired conversations with my kids about what I want for them, for their future. And that, as they grow, we may not always agree on things, but they should always speak their minds, remain curious, learn, discuss, grow. What more could any of us want for their children?

It wasn't mindless following, it was quite the opposite for our family...that is for anyone who was open to the message...

Yet another Flickr set And guess who got in the shot.


And a few pictures I wanted to add but didn't

Kids For Obama 002 My window poster I took it down when I parked my car, I'm not "that brave".

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And a communist shirt.

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It's scary.

Don't forget to checkout my photo essay.

And look for more photos on my flickr page.

Kids For Obama: The Report

Today's Kids for Obama was a true love fest.  NO doubt Obama has inspired something here, if it is something for the better, we'll have to let history show us.

I got there early so I took in some of the sights

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The early arrivals had a few signs and a little button/t-shirt table (business was booming).

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There was so much talk of the "Wish Flags" so here are some of the wishes.

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I took a lot of photos here, I'll come back to them later.

Now for some of the other sights.

the first kids.

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Some of the adults.

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Now for some random shots while we wait for the start

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Ok now its 2:00 and the crowd grows and the media arrives .

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Now while we wait for the march to start lets have a few random t-shirts.

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and some random things.

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More wish flags.

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And we're moving.

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Not everyone was happy.

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Back to the march.

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and if you try to get kids to go on a long march?

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And at the end was some entertainment.

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now were wrapping up.

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My guess was about 1,000 people about 30% children. Movie to follow.

Update: The Movies ready.

And look for more photos on my flickr page.