I particularly love the nautical analogies. I know this has made the rounds, but this is one that you need to view periodically to refresh the spirit of freedom that is under such enormous attack. Where is the Daniel Hannan in our House or Senate???
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Prague's Franz Kafka International Named World's Most Alienating Airport
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Q & A was predictable - no one is ready to go in for the kill...yet. Who knows, if he cuts in on "Dancing with the Stars," or "American Idol" it could cause a revolution.
The big economics lesson from Professor O last night was that by spending we are saving. By increasing government outlays we are reducing the deficit. How? Don't ask, it's magic!
Monday, March 23, 2009
No list of MCD's would be complete without the Doddbomb and your favorite purple dinosaur, Barney! Together, these two snuck billions of dollars of sub-prime mortgages into the American financial system, delivering a crippling blow to the world's most powerful economy! Talk about a dirty bomb with long-lasting consequences...
Oops, sorry Barney - wrong image (hat tip Freedom Post)...here you go:
Rumbler is currently taking requests for others to add to the MCD threat list...
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Your humble Rumbler is prowling the museums of DC this week...saw this gem at the new Air and Space Museum out by Dulles Airport. That's Hap Arnold, telling it like it was...errr, is. Reality stinks, but until we get serious about self sufficiency with drilling and nuclear power...along with all the good stuff like conservation and green tech, but let's be honest - the latter stuff is a drop in the bucket for our needs.
Also saw this beautiful bird:
Yes, that is THE Enola Gay. It is the only plane that is protected by plexiglass on the walkway above the plane. I guess that keeps the crunchy granola types from throwing monkey feces at the plane because they FEEEEEL somebody else's pain. But I know people whose uncles and fathers were in the invasion fleet headed towards Japan when Hiroshima went down. They would not be here today were it not for this warbird and the thousands of people behind the scenes that made her and her mission possible. I also know that despite the unspeakable horror of what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, lives in total were saved. An invasion of mainland Japan would have killed thousands more Japanese and thousands more Americans if this had not been done.
Next up is this beaut:
The SR-71 Blackbird. It was technology like this that made the Soviets realize they were hosed. God bless the Skunkworks...let us all pray that there are still brilliant minds at work on projects like this because they save lives!
Last stop, one of those planes near and dear to Rumbler's heart, the F-14 Tomcat:
I have fond memories of being in an amphibious task force in the North Atlantic being shadowed by the Soviets. They sent out a couple of "Bear Delta" long range surveillance/bombers that were approaching the main force when out of the west...came a roarin' and a thunderin' like was never heard! Two Tomcats came screaming in at wave top, rose and intercepted the Bears, forcing them to turn away. It was awe inspiring! God bless those fabulous men in their flying machines.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Will the last company left please turn out the lights as you go? (It's for the global warming!)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The Taliban's new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration's efforts to close the prison.Shame he got released, if he had waited it out, he could have earned the privileges of the American legal system. By all means close Gitmo, Barry...shut it down. The blood of the innocent will be on your hands...how will you explain that away to the family of an American soldier that gets killed by one of these savages after he gets released? Nothing about that in the "Rules for Radicals" is there?
There is a common weakness in the liberal mind and it is the inability to understand that evil exists in this world. It can't be negotiated with.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Meanwhile, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has acknowledged that due to a satellite sensor malfunction, it had been underestimating the extent of Arctic sea ice by 193,000 square miles - an area the size of Spain. In a new study, University of Wisconsin researchers Kyle Swanson and Anastasios Tsonis conclude that global warming could be going into a decades-long remission. The current global cooling "is nothing like anything we've seen since 1950," Swanson told Discovery News. Yes, global cooling: 2008 was the coolest year of the past decade - global temperatures have not exceeded the record high measured in 1998, notwithstanding the carbon-dioxide that human beings continue to pump into the atmosphere.
Here's the rest of the article - read it with a sweater on!
Friday, March 6, 2009
This in from Fox News:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned that lesson the hard way Friday when she presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a gift bearing an incorrect translation -- one that implied hostility, rather than peacemaking.
Clinton presented Lavrov with a gift-wrapped red button, which said "Reset" in English and "Peregruzka" in Russian. The problem was, "peregruzka" doesn't mean reset. It means overcharged, or overloaded.
And Lavrov called her out on it.
She is a tard.
Here's the button that would have been far more symbolic of the new regime in Washington...
F*&$ing amateurs! Gotta love the fact that they take foreign policy so seriously. I'll bet the Russians are passing vodka through their nose they are laughing so hard.
Commenter on my Marine post said it was unfair...true they were different venues, but if the Armed Forces distrust their Commander in Chief - as they did when Carter was in charge - you are going to get a pretty tepid reaction out of them. The man wants to gut the military to pay for rebuilding the U.S. into a socialist paradise.
Now this actually happened last summer, but watch the reaction of Rep. Cohen and the female to his right. The knowing chuckle is chilling. This is the chains, err change, Obama is talking about. Waters and Obama are cut of the same cloth, stewed in communism and foisted on the American people.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Better, enjoy this masterpiece from Iowahawk posted last fall:
The media is doing a little vetting...finally; "little" being the operative term!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
We had a little Tea Party in Nashville last week. As always, creative Tennesseans showed the way to another great bumper sticker! Unfortunately (or fortunately for our paint jobs), conservatives don't plaster their philosophies all over their cars - nevertheless, this is a great slogan.