Topic: Pop Culture

Musical lovechild


What do you get when these two songs go out to dinner, drink way too much, and end up going home together?

"My City Was Gone" by The Pretenders "One Headlight" by The Wallflowers

Watch this ...

... then read this.

H5N1 superfluA group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilisation.

The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, but is far more infectious and could pass easily between millions of people at a time.

The research has caused a storm of controversy and divided scientists, with some saying it should never have been carried out.


Both papers are now being reviewed by the U.S National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).

NSABB does not have the power to prevent the publication but it could ask journals not to publish.

Paul Keim, chairman of NSABB, said: "I can't think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one. I don't think anthrax is scary at all compared to this."

More here.

Monday morning e-mail sentiments


Pretty much covers it, I'd say.

Video: "Safe House" trailer


Would it be utterly predictable to say that I'll be sitting in the theatre when "Safe House" comes out in February? Why, yes. Yes it would.

But it would also be true.

Act of Valor trailer


I have two words to describe how this movie's going to perform at the box office.

Enormous. Hit.

Video: Herman Cain on Red Eye


Many thanks to Twitter. You just can't make this stuff up.

Westboro Baptist Church

But hey, what else would you expect from a whackjob cultist and publicity whore on the day that Steve Jobs dies?

Jimmy Buffett covers "Scarlet Begonias"


Goodbye, summer!

Next year, I'm going to see him in concert again. It's been way too long.

Best. Sauce. Ever.


After a year of careful consideration, I now agree with The Oatmeal. This stuff ...

Sriracha sauce

... kicks butt. Sorry, Tabasco, even your habanero flavor comes in second. Sriracha is the new champion.

Great cover of "In My Room"


I'm a huge CSNY & Carly Simon fan, and the two-guys-and-a-girl harmonies remind me of another favorite group of mine.

Seems appropriate for 2011 America


This was written about the economic wasteland of early 1980s England when it was mired in socialism's failures.

Songs I'm currently belting out ...


... while probably annoying my neighbors in the process. I've gathered a bunch of tunes from my iPod that have good vocal harmonies and are fun to sing (a new part each time, of course). They're listed alphabetically by artist, and I'll expand the list as I find new songs to add.

"Eye In the Sky" by The Alan Parsons Project
"Helplessly Hoping" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
"Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
"Wasted On The Way" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
"Southern Cross" by Crosby, Stills and Nash
"Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
"Babylon" by Don McLean
"Seven Bridges Road" by Eagles
"Sweet Talkin' Woman" by Electric Light Orchestra
"Hold On Tight" by Electric Light Orchestra
"Don't Bring Me Down" by Electric Light Orchestra
"Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac
"As Long As You Follow" by Fleetwood Mac
"Starry Night" by The Infamous Stringdusters
"Letter from Prison" by The Infamous Stringdusters
"Scarlet Begonias" by Jimmy Buffett
"Any Way You Want It" by Journey
"Stone In Love" by Journey
"Monday Monday" by The Mamas and The Papas
"Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon
"Spirits In The Material World" by The Police
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" by The Police
"Hang Fire" by The Rolling Stones
"You Got It" by Roy Orbison
"Love The One You're With" by Stephen Stills
"It's Raining Again" by Supertramp
"Road To Nowhere" by Talking Heads
"The Golden Rose" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
"Africa" by Toto

If you've got suggestions, let me know.

The sequel to the original rap is finally out.

Set the markets free, yo.

Move Red Eye to 11 PM


For once, I wholeheartedly agree with Mediaite. If you haven't seen Red Eye with the hilarious Greg Gutfeld, Andy Levy, and Bill Schulz, you are missing out.

It's on every weeknight (morning?) at 3 AM Eastern. DVR it. Trust me.

Where do I sign?


I thought I was in love before, but that was then and this is now. Meet my next girlfriend:

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Never stops anything that makes you happy.

31-year-old woman
Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
seeking men 30-48
within 300 miles of Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States

Relationships: Never Married
Have kids: No
Want kids: Not sure
Ethnicity: Other
Body type: Slender
Height: 5'7" (170cms)
Religion: Christian / Catholic
Smoke: No Way
Drink: Social Drinker

I am flexible and tactful by nature. I believe in all the best and pure in this world and the people that surround me. I believe that there is no fortuity and everything that happens with us is due to the things around us. I can forgive and I think that love is measure by the ability to forgive. I always try to look on things positively. I don't like being part of the problem, but instead i will be part of the solution. I love talking and listening to people so i can learn more and impact in other people. Am looking for a down to earth caring and loving man. I live rather simply, especially considering my past experince in relationship, Honesty, trust, loyalty and devotion are very important to me in a relationship. I like to be able to talk things out and to listen even more importantly. Too many men think they need to find a solution to a problem alone when its supposed to be shared between partners.

About me
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sports and exercise: Golf, Swimming
Exercise habits: Exercise 3-4 times per week
Interests: Cooking, Movies/Videos
Education: No Answer
Occupation: Sales / Marketing
Income: No Answer
Languages: English
Politics: Ultra Conservative
Sign: Don't display my sign
Pets I have: No Answer
Pets I like: Dogs

About my date
Hair: No Answer
Eyes: No Answer
Height: 3'0" (91cms) to 8'11" (272cms)
Body type: No Answer
Languages: English
Ethnicity: No Answer
Faith: No Answer
Education: No Answer
Job: No Answer
Income: No Answer
Smoke: No Answer
Drink: No Answer
Relationships: No Answer
Have kids: No Answer
Want kids: No Answer

Sweet! A total babe who has mastered the English language, displays a philosophical bent, has no physical standards whatsoever, touts her flexibility ... and lives in Beaver? What's not to like?

How could any man resist?


Yesterday I stumbled across the most alluring online dating profile I've seen yet, and I think I'm in love.

fake online dating picOrchid678679

The surprising orchid wishes to blossom from love

90-year-old woman
Powell, Ohio, United States
seeking men 35-75
within 100 miles of Powell, Ohio, United States

Relationships: Never Married
Have kids: No
Want kids: Definitely
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Body type: Slender
Height: 5'7" (170cms)
Religion: Christian / Other
Smoke: No Way
Drink: Never

I the beautiful romantic girl I always try to follow education of the parents. On it at me it is a lot of principles. And it not to like many people. Probably on it I still one. But I am beautiful. It is clever, I cheerful. And I all heart trust in that that I will find second half. I adore romanticism. I like to prepare! I hardworking, and accurate. To me always it is a lot of attention, from men. But this attention only an inclination. And I very much would like to meet such person which loved not that that at me outside, but also still that that inside.

I wish to meet the strong and loving man! Which will love and appreciate! Should be the sympathising kind man, to support a difficult minute in all! To be present my half for all life!!! I would want that this person was the reliable husband and the father, raised and brought up our children, that children in the future could is proud of the father! The most important a thing in the person not its appearance, beauty and age, and his soul!!! Namely the soul speaks about that what person really in a life! If there will be such person I think that we can create a strong and friendly family!!!

fake online dating picAbout me
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sports and exercise: Cycling, Dancing, Skiing
Exercise habits: No Answer
Interests: Camping, Cooking, Gardening/Landscaping, Museums and art, Music and concerts
Education: High school
Occupation: Education / Teacher / Professor
Income: No Answer
Languages: English
Politics: Liberal
Sign: Libra
Pets I have: Dogs
Pets I like: Cats, Fish, Horses

About my date
Hair: No Answer
Eyes: No Answer
Height: 3'0" (91cms) to 8'11" (272cms)
Body type: No Answer
Languages: English
Ethnicity: No Answer
Faith: No Answer
Education: No Answer
Job: No Answer
Income: No Answer
Smoke: No Answer
Drink: No Answer
Relationships: No Answer
Have kids: No Answer
Want kids: No Answer

I could be a 71 year old fry cook making minimum wage, bald, with one eye, weighing 350 pounds, a high school dropout with 5 failed marriages and 8 kids ... but as long as I'm over 3 feet tall and speak English I have a shot. If she looks this good at 90, imagine the improvements she can bring to the ol' family gene pool.

I'd better e-mail this princess before she's swept off her feet by Keith Stone.

Hold my Stones.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis were my absolute favorite books to read every summer while growing up, and "The Voyage of The Dawn Treader" is far and away the best book of the series (that's not just my opinion, either). Along with spending time on our family's boat on Lake Erie, I think this book had alot to do with sparking my fascination for the sea and with my decision to make the Coast Guard my first career.

To say I'm looking forward to this movie is like saying sea water is brackish.

What? I need a reason?

I like the song. So sue me.

So there I was, watching LOST, enjoying the series finale and eagerly awaiting the explanation for the alternate timeline, and getting all misty-eyed as the familiar and beloved characters have their "reunions" ... and then they all meet in some church to discover they're all dead? Was it all a damn dream sequence or something? What the hell?!?

Not. Amused. At. All.


5/24 1:30 PM Update: The ever-brilliant Doctor Zero sums up my frustration perfectly.

Tough chicks


When I saw this today ...

Sarah Palin in a black leather jacket

... I thought of this from February, 2005:

Condoleezza Rice in black coat and boots

Sarah Palin & Condoleezza Rice certainly aren't shrinking violets.

I've been eagerly awaiting this miniseries since I saw the first trailer, despite my recent misgivings thanks to Tom Hanks' asshattery. Here's a little history that sets the stage for the first episode.

In partnership with HBO, The U.S. Naval Institute has collected a great wealth of historical information on the the Pacific Theater of World War II. For further reading, try any (or all) of these books:

Want more video?

There's a bunch more after the jump.

Top of the iPod, 3/10/10


These are the current top non-classical tunes on my iPod ...

... playing in the background as I sip a beer. Year number thirty nine, evening number one. Underway as before.

They been goin' back 'n forth for a century ...

Set the markets free, yo.

Video: Who is Joe Biden?


Behold the people who elected Barack Obama and his running mate, uh ... um ...

Imagine that. Ignoramuses in L.A.! Who'd a thunk it?

This guy ...

... needs to sing a poo-related duet with this guy:

Whaddaya say, Will and Mike?

Hat tip: @featherchick

More Cowbell ... oops ... Obama!


Another week, another address to a joint session of Congress. When in doubt, David Axelrod has just one prescription:

More cowbell, Obama!Obama's planned address to a joint session of Congress next week "will insert the president into the heated debate in a way he has avoided all summer." The Washington Post informed readers that the "White House is scrambling to take control of the health-care debate after watching from the sidelines." A "senior aide" to Obama says the president will be "much more prescriptive."

Why the White House press corps didn't just change the date on their old copy and run it again is beyond me. And I'll leave it to others to ponder the media's seemingly infinite capacity to give Obama as many do-overs as he might need.

Why the Obama administration is determined to do the time warp again is easier to decipher. Obama's advisers think the answer to every problem is more cowbell, if by "cowbell" you mean "Obama." It's like Obama guru David Axelrod is the Christopher Walken character from the Saturday Night Live skit about Blue Oyster Cult (if you don't know the reference, Google "cowbell").

Every time someone comes up with an alternative to throwing Obama on TV, Axelrod says, "No, no, no. Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription . . . is more Obama!"


Please keep going, Barry. The more America sees of you, the less they like what they see.

Yet another double standard


Just a "visual comment."

Bush as Joker

"The only thing missing is a noose."

Obama as Joker

Hat tip: Conventional Folly

Michael Jackson, dead at 50


Remind me again why this matters.

Come March, 2010 I'm going to subscribe to HBO just to watch this.

I still watch my DVD boxed set of "Band Of Brothers" at least once a year ...

Band Of Brothers

... so I suspect I'll be buying this one in about a year's time.


Video: trailer for "V"


I don't watch any ABC shows other than "Lost", but this ...

... might make it to my DVR. It might have a mildly conservative message.

5/22 Update: A little too close to the mark?

Why I like Red Eye: Reason #1


An oddly mesmerizing infomercial


Is this the latest pitch from Billy Mays' demented nephew, or a sly wink-wink to Monty Python's "Nudge Nudge" skit?

I'd order one, but I can't untangle my Snuggie to reach the phone.

Hat tip: Moxie

Movie Review


Saw "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything." Great movie with great values.....all except for the "help coming from above" in the form of a donkey! Come on! What about help coming from an elephant?!? What's the Big Idea?

P.S. I appreciate the addition to my last entry with excellent points made in the replies!

P.P.S. What happened to Puddle Pirate?

If you thought the snowman was foolish, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Listen to Hugh Hewitt's pointed interview of Steve Grove, YouTube director of news and politics. Very, very revealing.

Conservatism in Hollywood

The View has a new token conservative to keep ratings alive.  Welcome Sherri Shepherd!  I love that a conservative, right-minded woman has a big role in TV but the conservative is always out numbered in situations like this.  At least Law and Order writers have some new fodder.  I'm happy that Sherri is making a large, well deserved paycheck and joins the ranks with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Ann Coulter even if that comes with a hit sitcom condoning her demise.  She's an outspoken conservative, which means she must be strong enough to take whatever comes her way. 

Just crossed paths with Laura Ingraham


Laura Ingraham's "Power To The People" book tour pulled into Cleveland today. Here I am at the WHK Meet & Greet over on the East Side.


The lady radiates energy. She's on her tenth stop in this book tour, and won't get a break 'til the middle of next month. A three day break. She's gotta be tired but you sure can't tell by looking at her or listening to her. Laura's very friendly, outgoing, and charming ... the kind of person I'd enjoy hanging out with over pizza and beer. I'd love to just sit and hear her talk about the things she's done, the places she's been and the people she's met.

Laura, I hope you get a chance to work out at some point, just to vent some stress from the tour. At least go for a run, girl. You'll go batty by October otherwise. And the next time you roll through town, you and your producers drink on my tab. Never let it be said that this USCGA grad would withhold hospitality from friends of a squid like Joe (tempting though it might be).

Here's more on the author and her work.


My favorite talk show host kicks off her latest book tour by sitting down with Michelle Malkin:

I love this lady. Buy her books!

How dare they impose their antiquated morals on an upstanding young skank?

"Barack The Magic Negro" video


No doubt you've heard about this.

Folks, Limbaugh does not produce videos. He didn't create this. It's not available on his site. It was posted on YouTube and was apparently created by some web site called, got it?

For Heaven's sake, look at the text that opens the video. Read. The. Text.

The SONG is posted on Limbaugh's site, but not the VIDEO. Rush Limbaugh DID NOT CREATE THIS VIDEO.

Morons taken in by the video:
USAToday's Mark Memmott and Jill Lawrence
KOVR Channel 13 (CBS affiliate in Sacramento)
DiversityInc Magazine's Aysha Hussain
Joe Gandelman
Tennessee Guerrilla Women
The Mahablog
Radar Online
BlogHer's Laina Dawes
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
DailyKos' StormBear

Must. Gouge. Out. Eyes.


Have you ever been simultaneously amused and horrified? If not, you will be.

Rachel Marsden prediction


OK, I don't understand where my post on Rachel Marsden went. The damn thing vaporized. I don't recall deleting a post since I started this blog. Strange. I'll try again.

I predict that tonight on Red Eye when Greg Gutfeld brings up the Virginia Tech massacre, Rachel Marsden will offer a snarky comment about how such things would never happen in Canada, land of draconian gun laws. Then she'll toss off an attempted joke about the Second Amendment and archaic 17th Century knuckledraggers.

Wanna bet on it?

Update: OK, OK ... I misunderestimated her. Mea maxima culpa.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry


I'm definitely going to catch this when it hits theaters.

This is the first trailer in months that had me snickering out loud.

Chinese water torture as advertising


Courtesy of Ms Underestimated, here are the four segments that Laura Ingraham hosted on this past Friday's edition of The O'Reilly Factor:

Talking Points Memo
Unresolved Problem Segment (guests: Frank Gaffney and Gary Berntsen)
Impact Segment (guest: Juan Williams)
Back of the Book Segment (guest: Niles Gardiner)

Well done, Laura! I hope you take John Kasich's place as #1 guest host.

Conservative rock songs


National Review's list of the top 50 conservative rock songs is finally out!

6/8/06 Update: Carson Holloway plays the killjoy.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Long ago, I gathered evidence proving that Spongebob Squarepants is an indisputably heterosexual stud among studs. Well, more proof keeps bubbling to the surface. Steve Price caught this rare photograph and e-mailed it to me the other day:

Spongebob rocks out

Anybody who jams with AC/DC is chock full of testosterone!

The Case for the Empire


I've been thinking idly about Revenge Of The Sith coming out tomorrow (and George Lucas' recent thinly-veiled potshot at President "Darth Sidious" Bush), so I thought it might be worth looking back at an old column in The Weekly Standard that turns conventional Star Wars wisdom on its head. Check out "The Case for the Empire" and tell me what you think.

And no, I'm not very serious. Only barely.


UPDATE: John Podhoretz has seen the movie, and he's not amused.

UPDATE 2: Derb hates Star Wars. All of it.

SpongeBob SquarePants is a manly sponge


Can we all stop fussing over SpongeBob SquarePants and his alleged dalliances with Patrick the Starfish or other male toons, please?

SpongeBob is a manly sponge

He's a manly sponge, and definitely not gay. If you have further photoshopped evidence of this, please send it my way (me at brainshavings dot com) and I'll post it here.

"In Good Company" trailer


Based on a blurb I heard on the Hugh Hewitt show, I decided to try out the whole blogging-as-more-than-a-hobby thing. Specifically, bloggers who mention a certain movie get goodies, and I checked it out. I sent an e-mail to the publicist and got this reply:

There�s been overwhelming response from bloggers responding to the offer for free tickets to an advance screening of IN GOOD COMPANY. So Universal Pictures and Grace Hill Media wants to respond to that enthusiasm by upping the ante: any blogger who signs up for the free tickets and then posts this offer and a link to the IN GOOD COMPANY trailer on their site will be automatically entered in a contest to win their very own private screening of IN GOOD COMPANY in their town. The winner can either fill the screening with their friends and family, or see the film alone with that special someone � it�s entirely up to them. One lucky blogger here in the US will win. Sign up at and send us your link. And of course, all the non-winners will still be eligible to attend an advance screening in their area.

Want to know what my biggest surprise was? Based on the trailer, this looks like an interesting movie that I might actually go see, even if I were paying for the ticket. I'll let you know if it lives up to its billing.

While we're feeling aggressive ...


... let's shred what remains of Ashlee Simpson's status as a "singer." I wish I'd recorded her screeching through the halftime show at the Orange Bowl. Imagine the traffic (and the bandwidth charges)!

Hat tip: Wizbang

Happy New Year!


If 2004 was the Year of the Blog, wait 'til you see what goes down in 2005.

Groan alert


Harrison Ford will soon star as General Jim Mattis in a movie telling the story of the Battle of Fallujah. BlackFive reprints an e-mail to Ford from a Marine wife who wonders if the actor will treat the Marines respectfully in the movie.

Hat tip: The Daou Report

Geezers of Rock Tour, 2005


Motley Crue will reunite for a tour this coming year. At long last, The Rolling Stones have competition for that lucrative Geritol sponsorship.

What is your name? What is your quest?


Singing Republican Babe Alert


Folks, don't forget to watch for Daize Shayne, who's singing tonight at the RNC right before Governator Ahnuld pumps up da croooooooowd. Babe alert, Kevin.

Daize Shayne

Get the live feed here, just in case the TV skips over Daize.

I wonder if it hit the fan first?


If you've ever thought that loudmouth lefty rock stars were full of crap, you may be right.

Hat tip: Drudge

Daize Shayne

Daize Shayne

Daize ShayneHugh Hewitt had singer/surfer Daize Shayne on his radio show today, and I liked what I heard. She sounds like a blend of Alanis Morisette (without the whininess) and Fiona Apple, with maybe a hint of Sarah McLachlan.

Daize ShayneI'm listening to her album "The Way I Do" as I write (thank you, Napster), and it's great music for top-down summertime cruising. Not surprising, considering Daize's a two-time World Longboard Surfing Champion. I particularly enjoy three tracks: "Such A Mess", "Crazy", and "The Way I Do". My parrot-eating cat seems to like her music too, judging by the meowing toward my speakers.

Oh, did I mention she's a model, too? And guess where she'll be performing later this month?

She's 24 (unless I miss my guess), she's beautiful, she's a singer, she's a guitarist, she's athletic, and she's conservative. Why, oh why must I live in Cleveland? Daize'll surf Lake Erie right after Hell freezes over. Such is life.

Go buy her album. You'll thank me.

Hey, Kevin ... whaddaya think?



There's a movie about Ray Charles coming out in October. I heard The Unblinking Eye praising the trailer, so I watched it myself. I'm definitely going to go see this one.

Plagiarism arms race


Wouldn't it be easier to just do your own work?

Michael Moore Hates America

Leftist thugs


Wizbang links to a story about a Fahrenheit 9/11 moviegoer getting pounded by thugs.

Which side of the culture war is the one with the brownshirts? I forget.

Movie prediction

The Day After Tomorrow

Bomb, bust, debacle, disaster, dud, fiasco, lemon, loser, miscarriage, nonstarter, washout, failure, stinker, smoking crater.


UPDATE: Ed Feulner chimes in.

Off to the movies ...


Enough seriousness. I'm gonna go catch a flick or two at the local SuperDuperMegaplex. Dunno if it'll be Troy, Van Helsing, or something else. As long as it's a brainless summer blockbuster, I'll be happy. I may write a short review if whatever I watch isn't completely absurd.

See y'all later.


UPDATE: Both sucked.

Where are our heroes?


I just spotted "Why Are Victims Our Only War Heroes?" over at The author, a Navy SEAL Reservist and trial lawyer, thinks we're celebrating our victims too much and our heroes too little.

Thus far, we have overlooked perhaps the most important image in our arsenal, that of the hero in war, and of his or her determination. It is an image we have failed to present adequately in our prosecution of this war. In earlier times, the American public could recite names such as Boatswain's Mate Reuben James, Lieutenant William Cushing, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, Sergeant Alvin York, Mess Attendant Dorie Miller, and Sergeant Audie Murphy as easily as they could their own home addresses. The individual heroes of the armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, however, generally are unknown.

That needs fixing.

The global war on terrorism will pivot on the resolve of the American public. The resolve of the American public will pivot on what is held up as worthy -- about itself and those who fight for it. The images we use to tell the story will help America find its way through this conflict.

Sounds alot like John Derbyshire.

The Department of Defense does not maintain an Internet site for new recipients of senior awards for valor. If the personal security of the servicemembers is a concern, then the citations still should be released using noms de guerre.

Perhaps an e-mail campaign is in order ...

Off-The-Air America tagline roundup


The Alliance has posted its latest Precision Guided Humor Round-up: Tagline For Air America. They've dug up some good ones! Go check it out.

Bleg: how's that propaganda comin'?


The U.S. State Department publishes "Hi" Magazine on dead tree and online over in the Middle East in an effort to compete with the spittle-dripping Islamofascist rags that pump out venom at our expense. I'm curious if anybody knows how well it's doing. Do young Arabs read it? Is there a translation available somewhere online?

Off-The-Air America


The libs' network has appartently bounced a check, causing WNTD and KBLA to pull the plug on the network's broadcast, according to Drudge. Here's what Off-The-Air America says in response to being yanked from two of its 9 stations:

Statement Regarding WNTD in Chicago and KBLA in Los Angeles

Statement of Evan Cohen, Chairman of Air America Radio:

"Air America Radio is temporarily unable to be heard on WNTD in Chicago and KBLA in Los Angeles, but Chicago and Los Angeles listeners can still hear our broadcast on the web at and on XM Satellite Radio (channel 167).

"MultiCultural Radio Broadcasting's conduct in this matter has been disgraceful. To shut off a broadcast that listeners rely on without warning and in the middle of discussions is the height of irresponsibility and a slap in the face of the media industry. In addition, it is a clear violation of their contractual obligations, and we are seeking legal remedies against them in court."

Liberals suing to keep their ideas and propaganda afloat? I'm shocked. We'll see soon enough who's really guilty of breach of contract.


UPDATE: Air America's troubles are "indicative of AAR's unexpected success " according to a blog run by one of their shows. I see, so Rush's huge audience is due to failure?

John KerryI like Ken's idea over at Esoteric Diatribe: he's starting a Google Bombing campaign targeting John "Waffles" Kerry for well-deserved humiliation. I'll henceforth be referring to said Senator as Waffles.

Now, inspired by Jonah Goldberg, maybe I can start a campaign to hang the sobriquet "Mayflower Gasbag" around Ted Kennedy's flabby neck ...

And now for something ... completely different. Here's a silly church leader's response to the BBC's plan to televise an abortion:

The Catholic Church condemned the programme. A spokesman for the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Birmingham, said: "Any film that shows an abortion is abhorrent to Catholics."

Abhorrent, yes ... but is it factually accurate? That's what matters.

Graphic images cut through the overwhelming background noise of our busy, visually-oriented pop-culture world. There's a reason that the local news channels lead their broadcasts with fires and car crashes: we're wired to notice things like that. It's proven beyond doubt that a similar approach works for the pro-life movement. Why else would abortion advocates recoil and complain so bitterly about our photographs of bloody fetuses?

I take it the good archbishop wants to keep Catholics blissfully unaware of the horrors happening daily in British abortion clinics, rather than risking any harm to their tender feelings. He must think his flock are literal sheep.

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