Now those were my Red Wings we saw last night! What a game! All tied up with the momentum coming back to Detroit --let's hope we can keep it up!
We are a group of opinionated news junkies who used to e-mail rants, stories, and opinions back and forth. We started this little "group" during the 2004 elections, and it brought much-needed perspective and humor to the lunacy and ridiculousness going on on a daily basis. It occurred to us recently that we should start a blog to capture all of our thoughts and comments. So here we are.
Now those were my Red Wings we saw last night! What a game! All tied up with the momentum coming back to Detroit --let's hope we can keep it up!
This is ridiculous. A Spanish version of our national anthem? With whiny complaints about how they can't help where they were born? Well, no one can. Does that mean we should open our borders and allow everyone in the world to come and live here? Do they really think singing our anthem --a song very moving and meaningful to most Americans-- in a different language will endear us to their cause? If anything, this will only serve to increase hostility among opponents of illegal immigration.
Awww... look at TayTay, Lil' Rip and Big Ben just havin fun out there. The Pistons whooped the Bucks last night. This series is boring... is it almost over yet?
...yet. So I'm a little tired and brain-fried today after staying up until 2:00 last night to watch the Wings lose game 3 in double OT.
Here's just another example of how evil, stupid Bush is hurting our country...
I'm glad to see that they're actually facing consequences for this dispicable act. We didn't hear much from the media about this incident (naturally) at the time; listening to them you'd think it was only Democratic voters who were "disenfranchised" by all of those Rovian plots...
Don't get me wrong, I'm as upset as anyone about the rising gas prices. But let's put some things in perspective here. O'Reilly pointed out last week the correlation between the price of a barrel v. the price of a gallon. I might be off a bit on my cents, but basically, when oil was about $30 a barrel, a gallon of gas averaged about $1.73. No one complained about anything back then. Now, a barrel of gas is about $70. If you do the math, we should be averaging $4 a gallon. I don't see how $3 a gallon when it should be $4 based on the gallon-to-barrel historic ratio and current HUGE demand for oil throughout the world, anyone can be complaining that the oil companies are guaging. They are making a profit. That's what companies are supposed to do in a capitalist economy. No one was offering to help the oil companies when oil was $10 a barrel, yet now they're successful, we have people like Chucky Schumer (as quoted on Drudge) saying 'whether or not we should break up the big oil companies. Enough is enough'...
I feel the need to keep posting on this, since watching the news you'd never know we were in the midst of one of the best economies ever. Consumer confidence continues to be up, despite the pain of those higher gas prices. Even in this article about confidence being up, the author has to couch it with all of his doom and gloom predictions of experts saying, despite these results, that we're "trending down," etc. (Pssst --we can't talk about the economy being good while Bush is still in office!) Believe me, a fabulous economy like this will not last forever. And when it starts to slow down, that's when the media will tell you the real numbers that we've been experiencing since Bush brought us out of his inherited recession. They'll want something to compare the newest numbers to while gleefully gushing about a slowdown.
It's actually a "republican" this time. He may not be a girly-man, but he is apparently an idiot, falling into the global warming conspiracy... Aaaaaanold says:
John Kerry apparently now thinks leaking is OK. In his words:
..under President Hillary Clinton. That's how I feel about the Red Wings' first two playoff games. They were lucky to even eke out a win on Friday.
For all you college football fans out there, I'm sure you are familiar with the "Big House" in Ann Arbor. Please take a minute to sign this petition to preserve the integrity of the stadium by not building a ring of luxury boxes around the top.
Culture of Corruption update: Top Dem on the House Ethics committee steps down (seeing as he's currently being investigated for ethics violations...)
Years ago, before Texans stole teams from Minnesota and Californians thought they deserved three teams, even before the Red Wings played in the Norris Division of the Campbell Conference, there were the original six: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, New York, Toronto. Back then only four of the six teams made it to the playoffs. A team had to win two best-of-seven series to claim Lord Stanley's Cup.
And that was just in a few hours. I was SO glad to get home in one piece.
Be careful out there, ya'll!
Apparently the trend across our country is for people moving out of major urban areas to suburbs or "exurbs" --suburbs on the fringes of the metro area. Now, in the New Fallujah area, we've been doing this for years! Clearly, Detroit has always been a very trend-setting region...
The Wings wrapped up their regular season last night (regrettably with a loss, but that's what happens when you don't play Nick Lidstrom); the Pistons will wrap theirs up tonight. And Detroit is ready for the Playoffs.
There was a good article on Drudge today about China and how its economy is set to overtake the U.S. by 2045. Whilst members of the American left are protesting our involvement in Iraq (shame on us for helping liberate an oppressed people from a ruthless dictator! Bad America! Bad!), crying that Bush is the "worst" president in history and calling for his impeachment, and ranting about how OUR pollution and evil capitalist ways are supposedly more powerful than the sun to change the earth's climate, they completely ignore China. In fact, these people are so ignorant, they would probably speak in support of China. (See! They're communist and look how good their economy is! See! It CAN work!!! Can't we just give socialism a chance???) But let's take a look at a few other facts about China:
-One-third of the world's cigarettes are smoked in China (this should REALLY anger those Libs, b/c as we all know, the government should tell us what we should eat, drink, and smoke)
-Has 16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities
(What??? I thought it was the evil capitalists polluting the world! Say it ain't so!)
-Half of the population has polluted water supply
-World's largest consumer of coal; second only to US for oil
(Oh, no! They must be in bed with Halliburton, too! Oh, wait, they just deal with Iran and other terrorist-loving countries; nevermind)
And whether or not this is true bears further investigation, but Falun Gong practitioners are protesting the Chinese president's American visit this week on the grounds that members of their group are rounded up in concentration camps by the Chinese government and murdered for their organs. (We've seen worse things in history before, so we shouldn't just dismiss this outright without learning a bit more).
Oh, and for all you tree-hugging, Commi-loving libs out there --people in China DO NOT HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. So if they thought, for example, that President Hu was "the worst" in Chinese history, they wouldn't exactly be allowed to say it or make misleading movies about him. They wouldn't be able to camp out in front of his ranch or publically call him a liar and worse.
So the next time you hear someone touting the great Chinese economy, please remember the rest of the story over there. And I'd also beg you to remember that we do live in one of the best countries in the world. If you really want to put that much energy into protesting things, I think there are a few worldwide causes that better deserve your attention.
Bush is making a few more adjustments to his cabinet. Press secretary Scott McClellan has resigned. I say good riddance to him --he was so boring! Not at all the type of dynamic, strong speaker the president should have. (I wish they'd bring back Ari!)
So I'm on maternity leave...and I'm SUPPOSED to be working around the house and packing and doing loads of baby laundry and getting ready and whatnot...but what am I doing? Watching those dang baby shows on Discovery Health. And crying. *sigh*
Apparently Neil Young has joined the list of celebrities attacking the president. He has an album coming out dedicated to bashing Bush and critiquing the Iraq war, going so far as to advocate impeaching W.
Keep this in mind. Apple doesn't want - nor need - your suggestions.
Blogging will probably be light this weekend --everyone enjoy the holidays!
The Pistons are one step closer to guaranteeing home court advantage for their playoff run this year, tying a franchise record with their 63rd win of the season last night against LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Perhaps the most amazing part of the game to me was Sheed's handling of a flagrant foul inflicted upon him...
Well, I'm back from my long weekend. The Sage has been holding forth in amazing style, hasn't she! *round of applause*
A Detroit company recently fired workers who skipped work to attend the pro-illegal immigrant rally in Detroit last Monday. To read this article, you can't help but feel sympathy for these poor, fired workers who were just "standing up for their rights." Yes, we all know reporters have their opinions and unfortunately let them reflect upon their journalism. But let's take a step back here.
Oprah, perhaps unknowingly, reveals that she's not a liberal. Like a good capitalist, she has no guilty feelings about the money she has earned. (Also like a good Republican, she's giving back much of her money on her own terms, to causes like the girls school in Africa mentioned in this article). Now I'm not saying she's completely gone over to the GOP, but this lack of guilt is very telling... Wonder if Atlas Shrugged has been added to her booklist in recent months???
The Wings clinched the President's Trophy with a win over the Oilers last night. (For you liberals out there, that's a team from Edmonton, not evil Halliburton employees, so don't get too excited) This team has truly been a joy to watch this season. But, as the players and owner's wife attest in this article, it's not regular season victories we care about it Hockeytown. We won't be happy until the team is back at the White House greeting President Bush this summer to celebrate another Cup win.
I love hearing Democrats wail about Tom DeLay's redistricting as though he were some type of criminal. Gerrymandering has been part of House politics for years, but it was only OK when it benefited Democrats. Then the Abramhoff scandal breaks and Democrat politicians are out there squawking to their buddies in the MSM about the "culture of corruption," completely ignoring Abramhoff's dealings with people in their own party.
Is anyone else seriously annoyed with these pro-illegal immigrant protests? First off, I'm thinking --there are thousands of illegals demonstrating who are (a.) breaking the CURRENT law by being in this country illegally, (b.) benefitting from social services here paid for by my taxes, and (c.) flaunting it in my face. This problem of illegal immigration is troubling enough when they're just going quietly about their business; now they're actually out in the streets demanding things? They aren't even citizens yet and they already have demands? (Hmmm, what party do you think they'll vote for???)
Ohmigod! I can't believe it!!!! The French surrender the new youth job law (that probably would have led to higher employment numbers among their idiot young people). But they apparently don't want a better economy or lower unemployment; they just want their job guaranteed if and when they happen to get one. (do you see what socialism does to people???) So here it is --proof positive that even though the French government knows something is right or good, they will not hesitate to surrender if faced with a little pressure. Tres bon!
Had you told me a year ago that we'd be lamenting the Tigers first loss of the year after winning 5 straight (their best start since 1985), I'd never have believed you. I just can't remember the Tigers being any good in a long, long time... just a few years ago, we were contending for the most losses in a single season of any team in baseball's history. Sadly, we fell just a few games short of the mark. But the Tigers are looking good so far this year; let's hope they keep it up! And congrats to all the lucky fans who took the day off work to be with the Tigers for opening day... which, I'll add, will not be held in the snow this year. It's supposed to be 63 and sunny. Wish I was there.
Building better quality vehicles than Toyota and Honda... just don't buy one of their mini-vans.
Thanks to Drudge for this reminder about how sane scientists were explaining global warming in the 90s...
The sun is currently at its most active for 300 years.Using ancient tree rings, they show that 17 out of 19 warm spells in the last 10,000 years coincided with peaks in solar activity. <> They have also studied other sun-like stars and found that they spend significant periods without sunspots at all, so perhaps cool spells should be feared more than global warming.
President Bush gave a brief press conference this morning to remind us all that the economy, which Democrats like to lament tragically over, is still going strong.
Analysts track consumer confidence for clues about consumers' willingness to spend, an important force shaping the country's economic health.
The confidence index is benchmarked to a reading of 100 on January when Ipsos started the gauge.
One of the things consumers feel really good about is the jobs climate, the Ipsos results suggested.
A measure tracking consumers' sentiments on this front jumped in early April to 124.5, the highest on record. In March consumers' feelings about jobs came in at 118.5, a buoyant reading. A year ago, this gauge stood at 116.2.Got that? HIGHEST ON RECORD. I guess that would be higher than during the Clinton years.
You think rappers are bad? You think basketball players are hard? Well, don't discount golfers, darn it!
Well, I'm not leaving for long. I just have a very exciting and very eventful weekend coming up and I most likely won't be touching a computer until Wednesday. Actually...honestly? It might be longer than that. When life takes off, it takes. OFF. Doesn't it.
GREAT article by our girl, Ann Coulter, seemingly one of the only Republicans left who will stand up for Tom DeLay.
...to govern your state. I hope all of the Democrats are happy. They like bemoaning the overall "bad" national economy, when unemployment is at record low rates, yet where is the outrage from state Democrats that Michigan's unemployment is at 6.6%?
Does the first line of this article confuse anyone else?
From Atlas Shrugs.
The whole intel argument is just plain dumb. The world is a better place without that fcuking killer running Iraq with crackpot dreams of Middle East domination. And so what if there are problems in Iraq? They are trying to get the damn thing right. War is messy. Life under despots, dictators and oppressors are tortured and deadly. Get off their backs and get on the peace through strength train, dammit.Her post also contains my new favorite quote:
How familiar is this scenario:
UPDATE: Bill Cosby is a man who knows about "personal responsibility". (and he wouldn't smack an officer if said officer asked for credentials) He speaks to a rally in New Orleans. Now THIS is a man who doesn't play the "race game". Go, Coz, Go! (via Pajamas Media)
Police also have said that McKinney was failing to wear a pin that lawmakers are asked to display when entering Capitol facilities.
But she said Wednesday: "Face recognition is the issue .... The pin doesn't have my name on it and it doesn't have my picture on it, and so security should not be based on a pin ... People are focused on my hairdo."
The Georgia Democrat, appearing on CBS's "The Early Show" Wednesday, recently dropped her trademark cornrows in favor of a curly brown afro.
"Something that perhaps the average American just doesn't understand is that there is a heightened sense of a lack of appropriateness being there for members who are elected who happen to be of color," McKinney said, "and until this issue is addressed by the American public in a very substantive way, it won't be the last time."
Uh...okay. Wonder if Condi would ever hit a security guard if he asked her to show her credentials. Did Colin Powell ever deck someone for detaining him at a checkpoint? Nope. Seems the only black person in politics that likes to hit people and then feel superior about it is this nutjob.
A GREAT take on what Americans feel about the current "immigration" debates in Congress now. This article by Herbert E. Meyer, excerpts of which Rush read earlier today, defines the difference between immigrants, whom all of us come from and who we we are perfectly welcoming and supportive of, and the illegals we now take issue with. Definitely worth the read.
Hey--I just thought of new lyrics for an Eminem song!
As I'm sure you've all heard, Tom DeLay has announced his resignation from the House this morning. I must say, I'm a bit disappointed, especially after he soundly won the recent primary in his district and, though as he says, the campaign would have been nasty, he likely could have still won the seat in November.
Once again, the movies that America wants to see amount to movies we can take our children to without squirming.
Ice Age: The Meltdown stands as the second-heftiest start on record for a non-summer, non-holiday release, behind The Passion of the Christ, and it was on par with the openings of The Incredibles and Finding Nemo, nearly doubling Blue Sky's last effort, Robots. The first Ice Age gathered $46.3 million in its debut weekend at 3,316 theaters on course to a $176.4 million final tally.
One of life's little annoyances. That irritating lady that intones "at the tone, please record your message. When you have finished recording..." blah blah BLAH! Don't you think that by now we've all become accustomed to leaving voice mail messages? Why do cellphone voice mail systems insist on telling us that we can speak at the tone, then hang up when we're done recording? Have you ever pressed "1" for "more options"? I know I haven't. Just let me leave a goshdang message already!