Saturday, August 27, 2011

CNN Fails Geography

I’m not 100% sure of the source but I wouldn’t bet money against it being real…


Update: I found a Second Source so the screen cap is real.

Plus: There is a Tripoli Lebanon (thanks Anonymous)

Bragging Rights

A video I recorded was posted by Bess Rogers on her official YouTube Channel

If  only I could do this for a living.

Uploaded by bessrogers on Aug 26, 2011

This is a live performance of my new song "Anchor," the first single from the forthcoming album OUT OF THE OCEAN, The wonderfully talented Allie Moss, Ian Axel and Adam Christgau are accompanying me.
You can purchase the single, along with a cover of the Beatles' classic, "In My Life," from
George William Bentley captured this at Fremont Abbey in Seattle WA. Thanks George!
Please share with friends!!

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in your city…

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Things you can do with a ball

Well maybe not

HT: Donna McLaren

Get ready…

1 Peter 4:19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

In Madrid during WYD (World Youth Day) the were no lack of twisted, benighted wing-nut protesters harrassing the pilgrims and young people.


End Times

Note: I’m not catholic, I have some issues with key parts of  catholic doctrine, yet I expect to see many Catholics in heaven.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peace cannot bring peace.

Not when one side refuses peace so soundly as these people did.

fairey mural

A Mural was painted on a wall overlooking a building that had been destroyed in 2007. This destruction resulted in months of unrest and riots. You would think this was part of some long entrenched ethnic rivalry or the result of some cruel occupation, the cries of a long abused and oppressed people. No this was in one of the lefts stronghold a shining star of liberal values and virtue. In Copenhagen, Denmark.

Within a day of completion, the mural was vandalized by protesters, with graffiti sending messages of "no peace" and "go home (snip) Fairey subsequently collaborated with former members of the 69 youth house to redecorate the lower half of the installation. His new version contains images of riot police and explosions, together with a new, more combative slogan: "Nothing forgotten, nothing forgiven".

What could have sparked such distain that a mural that proclaimed “Peace” would incite such a clash?

Allow me to bring up (from memory) the history of this place. This building was not used for many years, at some point squatters moved in, the owners wanted to reclaim their property but the squatters refused to leave. They engaged in lawfare to prevent the owners from reclaiming their property. Finally the owners were able to evict the trespassers (with police help) these evictions led to riots with far left activist coming from all over Europe to protest against property rights. The building was demolished by the rightful owners but legal action prevents any reconstruction.

So not only did people who had no title in a property claim it has their own, not only did they drag the rightful owners through decades of court battles, not only did they incite riots and mob actions to prevent these owners from exercising their court won rights to use their property as they saw fit, but now they attacked an artist who simply sought to plant the first seeds of reconciliation.

That my friends is the left in a nutshell.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Today’s Lesson

Never believe your own propaganda

The idea for Row to the Pole first came about when Jock was at Resolute Bay in the former North West Territories of Canada.
Having just completed The Polar Race he had taken a rowing machine out on to the ice. A friend seeing him, joked, “What are you going to do next Jock? Row to the Pole!”
From that moment the idea of the challenge alongside the chance to highlight climate change in the region took root in Jock’s mind. Not a man to lose sight of a challenge he has worked tirelessly to make this expedition a reality.

A group of  adventures who are hoping to row a boat to the North Pole get briefly trapped in a ice field.

The Old Pulteney Row To The Pole is an expedition by six oarsmen in an effort to complete a 450 mile voyage in an open rowing boat from Resolute Bay to the position of the Geomagnetic Pole (1996). It's only conceivable because the sea ice has receded to such an extent that areas once covered in ice are open water in summer. At the very end of summer there is a narrow two week 'window' when a navigable route may be found by the crew. If they complete the voyage, the crew will become the first to have rowed to any Pole position. The expedition is the first since Ernest Shackleton ordered his crew to take to rowing boats to save their lives in 1916. Either way, it is a huge adventure and a unique ocean rowing challenge.

A quick note here they are aiming to reach the “magnetic” north pole a spot that moves from year to year and at one point it was even on land.


In fact, they set their goal for the magnetic north pole as it was recorded in 1996, the pole is moving to the northwest by about 37 miles a year meaning they will be about 500 miles short of actually rowing to the pole… the location is (78°35.7N 104°11.9W) right in the famous North West Passage first crossed in 1906 in an attempt to find a way to avoid the long trips around South America and is surrounded by islands


HT: The Daily Bayonet

Update: I corrected the date of the first crossing of the northwest passage.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A step too far?

This is a picture from the home of ABC anchor Christiane Amanpour. The painting I wish to bring to your attention is her favorite


She says it brings her joy.


any question?

HT: Moonbattery

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Government works best when it gets out of the way

This logo is from the Smithsonian new “Department of Innovation” blog inspired by President Obama’s call for a new “Sputnik moment”


Going nowhere.

3 interlocking gears arranged in this fashion will not move in any direction. They are essentially locked in place. Which when you think about it, is a perfect analogy of today’s government!”

HT: Michelle Malkin

Sunday Music: Under My Bed

By Meiko

Saturday, August 6, 2011

If this were the last thing you saw

Would you die happy


Or would you think “time travel sucks”.

HT: DougM At SandraK

My other die happy post.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Looking for a lost Island

Yep its true somebody lost an island, well a balloon shaped like an “Is Land

The search is reaching far and wide with national newspapers alerted, blogs in Austria getting word out and talk of a UFO sighting that could have been Is Land near the Isle of Wight!

For those of you going to the Burning Man Festival don’t worry they are making a new one for you. Still the hunt goes on.

We still hope that we’ll find the original too, so if you hear of anything let us know. Thank you for all your nice wishes and peeled eyes!

I think somebody took “Avatar” a bit too seriously.



Vodka and ice will ruin your kidneys.
Rum and ice will ruin your liver.
Whiskey and ice will ruin your heart.
Gin and ice will ruin your brain.
Coke and ice will ruin your teeth.
Apparently ice is lethal!!!
Warn all your friends:

Lay off the ice!!

Stolen from Argghhh!!!