Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
How do you feel about Lance Armstrong having his seven Tour de France titles stripped from him for doping? Did he give the US a black eye?The only thing that bothers me about it is that the French suspected for a long time lance Armstrong was doping, and I chalked it up to frog jealousy over an American consistently winning their little bicycle race. To discover Armstrong really was doping means the French were right. That irritates me. Armstrong’s disgrace must be giving the United States a black eye because the revelation did not make the headlines I would expect it to make. I like to think I am on top of things when it comes to current events, but I had no idea Armstrong was even in hot water until I heard Scott ott make a joke about it on Pajamas Media. Even then, I had to do a oogle news search to see what all had transpired. I am sure drudge must have had a headline at some point, but I di not see the scandal as a headline on even any sports sites. I came in late, so maybe the story did not have legs rather than the press hoping to bury a story about an athletic hero’s disgrace. While I am certain Armstrong’s admission of cheating will cause broad anti-American sentiment overseas, it is Armtrong himself who really looks bad. He is a cancer survivor who has done lot of fundraising for cancer research, so I certainly want to go easy on my criticism, but cheating and lying about it while others are defending him from accusations of cheating is the worst kind of dishonesty. I am not particularly interested in the Tour de France. I did not even make the minimal effort it would have taken to watch a small leg of the race when I was attening the University of Strasbourg in the summer of 2002. I more or less compelled to mock the French whenever possible, so Armstrong was the accidental beneficiary of my jabbing a frequent adversary. If I had a deeper interest in cycling, I would be more emotional about the whole affair. As it is, I am disappointed in Armstrong, but do not personally think it is a big deal. I can see why it would be to a fan.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
It is time for the weekly round up of favorite posts from my blogroll. These are not ranked, but in alphabetical order by blog title. If you would like a specific post listed next week, you may email it to me and I will include it. Adrienne's Corner-Cover Up; Benghazigate American Perspective-Leftist Thug Threatens Me After I Photographed Obama Sign (video) American Power-The Three Benghazi Timelines Amusing Bunni's Musings-Even Pets and Babies Know Obammer Sucks! Bloviating Zeppelin--are Leftists Reconsidering Obama? Bluegrass Pundit--Obama Supporters Want to Destroy WH if Romney Wins Bob's Blog--They Stood Their Ground Call Me Stormy--Expand GOP Playing Field Camp of the Saints-Rule 5 Saturday: Amanda Averill Classic Liberal- The Good Life with Alina Vacariu Conservative Hideout-Lee Iacocca Endorses Romney Daley Gator--Gloria Allrad comes Oozing Out the Drain Diogenes' Middle Finger-The Freakin' Story Lady Returns Double Plus Undead--Canadian Scientists Clearly Incompetent Evil Blogger Lady--Baby Aardvark Fishersville Mike-It Didn't Stay Quiet Flares into Darkness--Paper or Plastic Goldfish and Clowns-A Semi-Big Announcement Gormogons-Smith Dinner Stand Up In a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World--The Friday Pin Up Jammie Wearing Fool--chris Matthews: Challenging Obama is Unconstitutional King Shamus--Obama & His Tenuous Relationship with Competency Last Refuge of a Scoundrel--St. Judes Lonely Conservative-Is WH Opening Direct Negotiations with Iran? Maggie's Notebook-Michelle Obama Finally Gets It Right Motor City Times-Socialists Say the Darndest Things My Daily Musings--This One's for the Men: Sharon Tate Nice Deb--Your Sunday Hymn: America the Beautiful Other McCain-Etymology as Prophecy Paco Enterprises-Sunday Funnies Pirate's Cove-If All You See... Political Jungle--Same Sizzle, Different Dizzle Proof Positive-Quote du Jour Randy's Roundtable-Thursday Nite tart: Daniela Lopes Reaganite Republican-Reaganite's Sunday Funnies Riehl World View--It's All Down to 106 Counties Right Truth--Secret Service Thoughts About First Ladies Self-Evident Truths--What I've Learned from Liberals Sentry Journal-Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme Support Your Local Gunfighter--You Be the Jury Tattered Bits of Brain--Things You Aren’t Hearing from CNN & MSNBC Teresamerica- What If There Was Tyranny? Thunder Pig--A Short Rant About Political Calls Troglopundit-This Week in Automotivators Virtual Mirage--The Benghazi Strain We the People-Hey, Here's An Idea! Western Hero--Twittorhea Woodsterman--Dad's christmas List is Now Complete Zilla of the Resistance-I Was Called a Racist Today
Saturday, October 20, 2012
It is time once again to round up all the bloggers gracious enough to link to me this week. The Other McCain links to Rachel Nichols. Proof Posirive links to Rachel Nichols and Anna Kendrick. Say Anything links to Rachel Nichols and Anna Kendrick. Sentry Journal links to Veep Debate Evaluation. Motor City Times links to Veep Debate Evaluation. Woodsterman acknowledges the Rule 5. Pirate's Cove links to FMJRA #171, Blogroll Spotlight #166, and Lindsay Loahn. Conservative Hideout links to Cocaine Starlet Politicos. Randy's Roundtable links to Kaley Cuoco and Katherine McPhee. Last Refuge of a Scounrel adds The Eye to its blogroll A sincere thank you to all who linked this week. If you linked to me in the last week, but I do not have you here, you unfortunately fell through the cracks of Technorati, Google Blog Search, and Sitemeter. Please drop me a note in the comments and I will update with your link.
Friday, October 19, 2012
How seriously should Tagg Romney take Lawrence O'Donnell's challenge?Not very seriously at all. Lawrence O'Donnell's "challenge" to a fistfight with Tagg Romney is just some red meat O'Donnell threw out on his show to get his audience fired. O’Donnell said he does not believe Tagg Romney has ever been in a fistfight before or else he would not be talking so tough. I have seen this rhetoric many times before in silly internet debates. One guy challenges another on a point, and in response the one challenged asserts the other guy does not know anything on the subject so as to avoid debating the issue entirely. I have had personal experience with this. I recall seeing a progressive on a message board some years ago using talking points from the Naom Chomsky book Defending Democracy when it was obvious he was getting them from a secondary source. Probably another message board. I had unfortunate read Chomsky thanks to his being a pet author for a political science professor in college, so I challenged him to debate the whole shebang, noting that by his rhetoric, he clearly had not read it. He assured me that, as a conservative, I had not read anything deeper than a cereal box top, and slinked off to his natural leftwing circle jerk habitat. This sort of exchange happens all the time. Does anything really think either O’Donnell or Lawrence has ever thrown a punch in their lives? In the remotest possible chance the challenge was serious, the two would have a Seinfeldian slap fight at best so as not to damage their multimillion dollar faces an knuckles. If Tagg is ever asked about the matter, he should laugh it off O’Donnell’s challenge as the ranting of a lunatic. He would not be far from the truth. O’Donnell’s act is all kabuki theater for the tiny number of progressives who tune into his show every night.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I have largely avoided poll watching, particularly due to themurky issue of accuracy v. denialists when Barack Obama was inexplicably leading leading a few weeks ago, but today's Gallup poll is significant. Mitt Romney leads Obama 525-45% nationally. No candidate who has lead by a margin that large in the middle of October has ever lost the election. While I certainly do not advocate counting chickens before the eggs have hatched, it looks like Obama is about to be sent packing. Other evidence the momentum is for Romney is that he has taken the Electoral College lead for the first time. The reason is an increased number of states in play over the last couple weeks. While it is theoretically possible Obama could win any or all of them, they have become swing states because Obama’s popularity has slipped while Romney’s has risen. The trend would have to reverse for Obama to make a good showing. I remain skeptical Romney will win traditionally democrat states like Pennsylvania and Michigan even if the map says they are up for grabs, but Romney is in good shape regardless. To cut off the most obvious rebuttal--no, I do not believe the second presidential debate will give Obama a significant boost. Even polls that say the president won the debate give him only a slim margin o victory. Most still say Romney beat him on the economy, whih is the core issue of the election. Plus, those who say Joe biden won the vice-presidential debate have been unable to stop Romney’s momentum. At best, obama’s debate “victory” might cut into Romney’s lead a point or two, but that would go against the trend. Personally, I am interested in seeing an electoral map shift. The supposed red state/blue state dynamic ha dominated the last three elections. Even with Obama picking off some red states in 2008, the map was not that much different than 2004 or 2000. I particularly want to some traditionally democrat Midwestern or northeastern state go for Romney and found out what the rationale is. If nothing else, the knowledge could help republians fiure out how to stop being such a regional party.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
"Course Oblivion" from Star Trek: Voyager than the mediocre "Tin Man" from Stargate SG-1, "This Mortal coil" handles the plot the best out of the three. “This Mortal Coil” is like VOY‘s “Course Oblivion” in the sense we are introduced to the duplicate characters as though they are the real deal and follow along as both they and the audience learn what they really are--Replicators. We learn that only AR-1 and weir, whom they eventually discover whil looking for the truth about their identities, are nanite creations. Their entire environment was created by a faction of Replicators who have broken away from the collective in order to study ascension. Specifically, they want to know what quality humans possess that allows them to ascend. They used images from weir’s mind to create a second Atlantis. But things are not perfect. The duplicates are being subtlety sabotaged in their daily routines by the Replicators, which raises their suspicions. They also exhibit the rapid healing ability. The realization they can regenerate practically any injury is the point of no return. Therefore, it is also something the Replicators should have foreseen. People get cuts an bruises all the time even when they are not adventurers living in outer space. The dead give away should have been foreseen as a fatal flaw. AR-1 and weir are thrown in the brig and are about to have their memories wiped to start the experiment again when the Replicators attack the city. This is the destruction of Atlantis Davos foresaw. Is it a cop out that the target is not the real Atlantis? Meh. Avos’ gift of prophecy was ambiguous enough for it to not be a big deal as far as I am concerned. I am feeling generous today. Mitt Romney is in the lead. The duplicates appeal to RepliKeller that the human qualities her faction are seeking is compassion. They convince her to not only let them go, but leave with intelligence that can help prevent the Replicators from killing off all the humans in the Pegasus galaxy. The duplicates escape and make contact with their real counterparts in order to hand off technology capable of tracking Replicator ships. Their meeting is both funny an bittersweet. Rodney likes the idea of working with his genius counterpart. Ronon is not happy to see himself as he is. They all feel awkward about Weir. They assumed she was dead, and even though they are happy to see her duplicate, they are sadly aware it is not really her. As anyone who has seen any amount of television knows, the duplicates must sacrifice themselves, and they do as a diversion for the real McCoys to escape a Replicator attack. The cliffhanger is the revelation the Replicator ships are everywhere poised to devastate scores of planets If it were not for two aspects of the episode, “This Mortal Coil” would probably go down as a bad idea. One, RepliKeller is a cool idea. Who really pictures Jewel Staite portraying a menacing villain? She is dear, sweet Kalety Frye, for heaven’s sake! But she pulls of the character with a cold demeanor that she is believable. The other point is the return of Weir. I am surprised, considering how little proactive roles Weir played in later episodes, what a gaping hole Higginson’s departure let behind. It is touching to see how much Sheppard and Rodney missed her, particularly Rodney. He carries such a pronounced torch for her, one wonders why shippers have not latched onto to it more adamantly. “This Mortal Coil” is a winner for those two reasons. The cliffhanger is an exciting one, too, though it could have done without the “Oh, crap!” right after the fade out. The ominous implication of a Replicator armada is good enough to end on without adding a laugh line. No matter. None of these small problems are enough to detract from the episode as a whole. Rating: *** (out of 5)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Do you subscribe to the argument that Justice Roberts did more good than harm to the conservative movement in his Obamacare decision by trading a short term political loss for long term structural victory in the crippling of the Commerce Clause?I doubt there will be any lasting consequences to the Commerce Clause. The individual mandate is the first time in our history congress has attempted to compel individuals to engage in commerce. John Roberts is a brilliant jurist, but nothing in his decision rolled back Congress’ power under the Commerce Clause or granted any new individual rights against the use of said power. The distinction made between activity and inactivity is a novel concept, but not likely to come up too often in future legal challenges. Congress forcing individuals to buy a product they would otherwise not have has not, to my knowledge, ever come up before, nor is it likely to do so again. Health insurance individual mandate is a unique instance our nation’s history. Since it passed muster as a tax--levying new taxes is clearly within the enumerated powers of Congress--if congress attempts any future social welfare legislation similar to the individual mandate, it will be written with language making it a tax. At best, Roberts offered a reminder that Congress’ powers under the Commerce Clause are limited. It is an unnecessary lesson as far as ObamaCare is concerned. Those who drafted the law were so mindful of Commerce Clause limitations they wrote the individual mandate as a tax in order to avoid the issue altogether. Roberts felt compelled to uphold the individual mandate as a tax because it ha been written correctly as one. If the flood gates open up to numerous challenges to the Commerce Clause after Roberts’ opinion, I will be happy to revise my viewpoint. But I do not see how Congress’ power to act through the Commerce Clause has been limited on any scale that would please conservatives. Law school was eight years ago and I am not, nor have I ever aspired to be, a Constitutional scholar.
Your constant trashing of SG:U makes me wonder if you actually watched it. I thought it was a much needed breath of fresh air for a struggling franchise. You don't agree?No, and considering that it was canceled after two seasons and has yet to achieve any level of cult status says most other Stargate fans agree it was not a needed breath of fresh air for a struggling franchise. Furthermore, even the few fans I have encountered are apologists for the show rather than advocates. Virtually everyone of them says the show was just fining its way went it was canned. What these fans are lamenting is unrealized potential which probably exists nowhere else but in their imaginations. Claiming that I constantly trash Stargate Universe is an unfair accusation. Outside of being solicited via Formspring to talk about the show , toay is the first time I can recall bringing it up of my own volition. Even then, I merely said it was a quickly canceled Battlestar Galactia clone, which it is. SYFy wanted a dark, edgy show to replace Battlestar Galactica and the creative team behind Stargate franchise said they could pull it off while bringing in a ready mae audience of Gaters. Surprise--they could not. Much like the lesson paramount learned with Enterprise, you cannot slap a franchise label on just any show and expect fans to flock to it. If bringing up Stargate Universe is a backdoor way of convincing me to review it, for get it. I already have the series I want to review lined up through the end of 2013, lord willing and my colon does not conk out on me. Or I go completely blind. Yeah, one can live under some foreboding storm clouds. The point is, I can always find something better to do than run through a series even it most ardent fans have to make excuses for.
“McKay and Mrs. Miller.” The scientists on Atlantis are stuck on an issue regarding the Replicator virus, and Zelenka nags Rodney about contacting his sister to the point the finally acquiesces. Jeannie’s e-mail account has been monitored for months by Henry Wallace, a brilliant tech company CEO who has contracts to work with alien technology taken by Stargate Command and a young daughter dying from leukemia. Because of his SGC connections, he has known about the Replicator nanites and used them on his daughter. They have not functioned properly, but with Rodney’s e-mail to his sister, Wallace can kidnap her in order to blackmail Rodney into helping him. Rodney returns to Earth with Sheppard and Ronon, but conveniently splits up to follow a lead with NID agent Barrett in order to follow a lead and winds up Wallace’s prisoner. Jeannie, who is te mother to a little girl, wants to help Wallace’s daughter in spite of the circumstances, but Rodney convinces her to join in an escape attempt. They are recaptured. To ensure the two work on repairing his daughter’s nanites, Jeannie is injected with the little buggers, too. Matters take a turn for the worse when Wallace’s daughter dies when the nanites run out of power repairing a heart efect. Jeannie is epileptic, so there is a fear of the same happening when the nanites take on the task of curing her of the disease. The two are rescued and Wallace arrested, but Rodney is at a loss how to help Jeannie in time. Jeannie’s legs are purposefully broken in or to give the nanites something less serious to work on besides her epilepsy. Er legs are broken under anesthetic, of course, but what a gruesome thought regardless. Rodney requests tod the Wraith’s help. He does not care about any of roney’s pleading on behalf of his sister, but he does agree to help in the name of eventually stopping the Replicators. Todd needs to feed, however, and Rodney offers up himself. Sheppard says he is too valuable, then proceeds to guilt Wallace into sacrificing himself instead just before Rodney makes to have Rodney feed off him anyway. Todd repairs the nanites and Jeannie is saved. For whatever reason, SGC buys Sheppard’s story Wallace’s death was an accident when Todd suddenly got the upper and. The DVD features an amusing delete scene. Someone graciously posted it to YouTube:I enjoy the foresight of Sheppard knocking on Battlestar Galactica being more boring than their lives--Stargate Atlantis--consider SGA would be cancelled a couple years later in favor of Battlestar Galactica clone Stargate Universe, which ultimately flopped. The casual Doritos product placement has its humorous element, too. I do not usually mention deleted scenes in these reviews, but there is another in which Rodney is packing for earth when Sheppard and Ronon join him. Rodney is not interested in their help, but they insist on helping their friend. The scene would help explain why Rodney went off to follow a clue without them and wound up captured by Wallace. Therefore the scene’s deletion is a big loss, both in story an in showing the friendship bonds Rodney has formed in spite of himself. “Miller’s Crossing’ may be further proof the Stargate franchise has gone on so long it must recycle itself. There has already been an Earthbound story in which a character has been kidnapped by a tech company CEO in order to use aliens to cure a disease in SG-1. “Miller’s Crossing” is still different enough and good enough to not fret over it. Jeannie is a great character because the real sibling bound between Kate and David shines through. The episode has its funny and disturbing moments in the proper mix, which is not always easy to do. I like it. Rating: *** (out of 5)
Monday, October 15, 2012
So, over half way in how are you enjoying SGA? Better or worse than you were expecting? Better or worse than SG1?I would put Stargate Atlantis in the good, but not great category. I had seen enough episoes from the first two seasons in particular to suspect the show would not become a favorite, and thus far the fourth season, of which I have no foreknowledge, has been lackluster. I do nor regret reviewing SGA, but I like SG-1 a whole lot more. The bi problem with SGA is the writing. Torri Higginson left because she did not like the going no where direction of weir. Joe Flanagan has said at conventions the rest of the cast had the growing suspicion the writing staff was tired o them. Hence the unceremonious cancellation in favor of the Battlestar Galactica clone that die off quickly. Armed only with the knowledge of Higinson an Flanagan’s viewpoints, I sense what they say is true. I began to feel it even back in the first season when it took eight or so episodes for the wraith invasion to take place, and then two more in the second season to resolve the issue. The tension absolutely evaporated as I kept staring at my watch and urging the invasion to come around anytime now. It has only gotten worse since then. Important characters like Ford become completely irrelevant even though Sheppard supposed has pangs of guilt over his fate. Plot elements are also dropped in a hurry. In the beginning, the Wraith were nearly invincible because of their regenerative powers. Now they can be killed with one shot. When the script calls for it. Others elements are just plain ignored. Why did the crew not search for the other two ZPM 10,000 Weir gave tem ate Addresses for? Why does Michael only use the Iratus Wraith he created only once? Who knows, because no one ever mentions either again. Another problem is how dismissive the show is about important aspects of the series. The Lanteans return, but are slaughtered off screen by the Replicators and no one says a thing about it. Or the inoculation against wraith attacks that kills half the people who use it even though there were significant population who agreed it was worth the risk? Nada. ,/p> The most unforgivable issue is the meaningless death o Carson Beckett. Dying in an explosion after everyone assumed the day had been saved was insult to injury. The series suffers a gaping hole without him that is only mildly alleviated by the switch in emphasis from an ensemble cast to one or two focal characters per episode so you can dwell on the fact many, many people are missing. Heck, I though Weir was basically eye cany for a while there, but even I feel her absence now. Amana tapping is sort of phoning it in right now. There are enough bright spots to make SGA worth watching. Avi Hewlett is one. Carl Binder’s scripts generally qualify as another. But the show does not resonate with me quite like SG-1 does. Unless there is a surprise or three coming in the next season and a half, I am going to have to label SGA in decline whiling phoning the reviews in.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
It is time for the weekly round up of favorite posts from my blogroll. These are not ranked, but in alphabetical order by blog title. If you would like a specific post listed next week, you may email it to me and I will include it. Adrienne's Corner-Planned Parenthood Makes an Ungodly Profit American Perspective-Biden Laughing at the Issues American Power-Free Speech is Dying in the Western World Amusing Bunni's Musings-Babies and Pets Know Obama Sucks Bloviating Zeppelin--We Pause for a Moment of Creativity Bob's Blog--The Essence of My Being Has Eternal Life Call Me Stormy--Rah Rah, Sis Boom Bird Camp of the Saints-Rule 5 News Classic Liberal-A Tinfoil Hat Might Protect You Conservative Hideout-Sunday Links Diogenes' Middle Finger-If Joe Biden So Easily Lies Double Plus Undead--Let's get Real About Al Qeada in Afghanistan Evil Blogger Lady--They're Coming to Take Joe Away! Ha! Ha! Fishersville Mike-Afloat at Sea Flares into Darkness--Paul Anka Covers Nirvana Goldfish and Clowns-Of the Tragically Hip and Dawn Eden Gormogons-SNL's VP Spoof In a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World--Bow to Nobody King Shamus--Post Debate Wrap Up Leather Penguin--An Inconvenient "Squirrel!" Lonely Conservative-Obama: Carbon Eating Our Planet Maggie's Notebook-Top 5 Reasons to Vote Romney/Ryan Motor City Times-Poll Levels Indicate Obama is Likely to Lose My Daily Musings--Obama Drama of the Day Nice Deb--Obama's :Forward" Foreign Policy Other McCain-Media Credibility Day is Coming Paco Enterprises-Grab Some Popcorn Pirate's Cove-If All You See.. Political Jungle--Joe Biden's Laugh Proof Positive-Quote du Jour Randy's Roundtable-Thursday Nite Tart: Alina Vacariu Reaganite Republican-Reaganite's Sunday Funnies Right Truth--Happy Birthday, US Navy Sentry Journal-When Trust Collies with Reality Sipport Your Local Gunfighter--Ironically, Pepto Bismol is Also Pink Teresamerica-Firewall with Bill Whittle: Bewitched Troglopundit-Things Not to Say We the People-Wanna Vote Twice for Obama? Western Hero--Beer and Politics Woodsterman--Men Who Lack Female Supervision Zilla of the Resistance-Obama Does Not Have a Big Enough BusMiracle of miracles, here is a post-1999 song I actually like. One could argue Adele's opening theme to the latest James Bond film Skyfall is reminiscent of Shirley Bassey's Diamonds Are Forever theme, but let us ignore that and marvel I have not, in fact, run out of opamine as I have long feared.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
All right, you know you want to... Just what do you make of Lindsey Lohan endorsing Mitt Romney, and is this a sign of the apocalypse?!No, I do not want to talk about Lindsay Lohan’s semi-endorsement of Mitt Romney or its significance I the greater scheme of things. All said in the name of full disclosure. Now, on with the farce. Lindsay Lohan was not enthusiastic in her endorsement of Romney. What she actually said was she was concerned about unemployment for the moment, so she supports Romney. For the moment. Doubling down on the ‘for the moment bit implies she could change her mind at any time based on which candidate is wearing the uglier tie or even when her coke high wears off. Who knows? Who cares? It is best not to dwell on which starlets have endorsed which candidate. Barack Obama has Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis in his corner. Romney has Lohan and former OJ Simpson punching bag Tawny Kitaen. I would guess he also has Bo Derek, Angie Harmon, Janine Turner, and Patricia Heaton to class things up a bit in the endorsement department, but that is merely a guess on my part. You do not care, anyway. You just want to see if I can dig up a hot photo of Lohan. I can, of course:
It is time once again to round up all the bloggers gracious enough to link to me this week. Proof Positive links to The "End" of Summer. Say Anything links to The "End" of Summer. The Other McCain links to Sarah Shahi. Sentry Journal links to Mitt Romney Wins the First Debate. Motor City Times links to Mitt Romney Wins the First Debate. Randy's Roundtable links to Rachel Nichols and Anna Kendrick. Woodsterman acknowledges the Rule 5. Pirate's Cove links to FMJRA #170, Blogroll Spotlight #165, and Mila Kunis. Conservative Hideout links to FMJRA #170. A sincere thank you to all who linked this week. If you linked to me in the last week, but I do not have you here, you unfortunately fell through the cracks of Technorati, Google Blog Search, and Sitemeter. Please drop me a note in the comments and I will update with your link.