Just thought I would share this: and artist who creates paintings of American Presidents in heroic poses. My favorite is pictured above -- Ronald Reagan riding a velociraptor while firing a submachine gun and an RPG. The artist has also created images of Jefferson battling a gorilla, Teddy Roosevelt fighting Bigfoot and Obama riding a lion.
Obama should have been riding a unicorn, or fighting the 2nd Amendment, or fiscal responsibility, but still -- great artwork.
During last week's first presidential debate, Mitt Romney declared that he would cut all funding for programs on the basis of the question: "Is this program so crucial that it is worth borrowing money from China to protect?" He then headed directly at an issue some commentators had noticed -- Jim Lehrer, the moderator of the debate, is an employee of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
Romney stated unequivocally that he would cut PBS's funding -- saying to the moderator, "I really like Big Bird, and I even like you Mr. Lehrer." But hey, we're in a financial crisis, and some cuts are going to have to be made. It's not personal, it's just business.
As I mentioned earlier, I've become ensnared in a shadowy underworld of keyboard enthusiasts in the last, oh, month or so. And here is where it has led me -- to a keyboard I remembered from my teenage years. What you see here is an IBM Model M keyboard. They are prized by collectors for their durability and their distinctive 'clicky' sounding keys. I'm a history buff, a computer geek and a writer -- and the Model M sits at the intersection of those interests.
Follow the jump for a guided tour of the rabbit hole.
After reviewing the blogosphere's reaction to the first presidential debate between Obama and Romney, I think Dennis Miller described the outcome most succinctly: "I sure hope Obamacare covers a kicked ass." Second place goes to Ann Coulter who commented that despite the date being Barack and Michelle's 20th anniversary... Michelle wanted to go home with Mitt.
Obama was awful and Romney was phenomenal.
Some thoughts after the jump
From FramingPaterno.com, John Ziegler gives us this 10 minute video billed as:
Here is an exclusive MUST SEE VIDEO on the "cover up"!!! This is exactly what would have had to have happened if the Freeh Report is correct. Spread the truth and the laughs!
It is quite hillarious in illustrating the absurdity of a "cover up".
Well folks, we may have been hacked.
I received an email from the hosting company letting me know that access to the site had been suspended due to red flags being thrown up that indicated we may have been hacked. So, I was given a list of things to fix, I fixed them (deleted them, actually) and we're back up.
The site is now completely updated codewise, all modules up to date, etc.
So we should be firing on all cylinders.
Last week the Supreme Court shocked everyone by ruling that ObamaCare was constitutional, and while I was fully prepared to hear liberals declare victory in the wake of the opposite ruling, I was shocked to see conservatives pulling the Baghdad Bob routine. How can this ruling be seen as anything except cowardly and wrong?
When is a non-tax a tax?
Opinion link presented without much comment as I've only browsed the syllabus and read the early part of the dissent, which would have struck down the entire law.
The UK's Telegraph reports that 'strong men' (read 'cavemen') tend to vote conservative. A new study by Australian scientists indicate that men are "more likely to hold right wing political views because they believe society should be geared to personal struggle and self-preservation, an academic study claims."
I think this deserves further study. Could the converse be true? I find gender studies to be utterly fascinating for Gender Studies majors, and thoroughly stupid for everyone else, but hey, let's go there!