Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One of the Greatest Lectures of all time

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???

Post 9/11 Travel

Honestly, couple political correctness with post 9/11 security and this pretty much sums up the experience of traveling in today's world:

Prague's Franz Kafka International Named World's Most Alienating Airport

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Country's In the Very Best of Hands

The 'Hawk has struck again. This is what a video would have looked like if Jonathan Swift had the medium. Pure, delicious skewering.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Umm, errr, umm

I'm beginning to think that Barry O reads the Rumbler Report. He got my tip about never looking straight ahead, only 3 seconds per side on the prompter. So last night he gets to look straight ahead with the big screen TV scrolling his palavers. I watched a few minutes of it...still haven't gotten my gag reflex under control and I was trying to fix dinner. But it was weird - now he's looking straight ahead, talking to the American people, hurrah for the Boy Orator of Punahou. The wierd part of it was that if he was talking to me, he was looking at my necktie the whole time. I've seen first year MBA students give more convincing talks.

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

"Man Caused" Disasters

By God if we can't beat them on the battlefield, we will beat them with our rhetoric! Since "Terrorism" is so passe now, and we have to use the new vernacular term "man caused disasters," I thought I would help out by identifying a few. The nice thing about an "MCD" is that the committer of the "MCD" doesn't need a slightly different word like "terrorist."

Here are a couple - why it's Baman and his sidekick the boy Robin! These two have wreaked so much damage to Wall Street and American business that they put Carl Sagan to shame...(hint, "billions and billions" - you have to say it with your chin pulled tight into your chest to get the effect.)
How about this one - the Pelosinator! This woman has destroyed common sense...a hefty blow to they very system of governance.

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

Extreme Sheepherding

I don't know how they deal with the smell of these critters, but this is awesome!

Hat tip, Rachel Lucas!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The more things change...

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

That's the Spirit!

Taken on I-40 near Memphis...hat tip DN.

Oh wait! We're not supposed to criticize his Numismifisence...that would not be "patriotic." Ahh, for the good old days with Hillary screeching "dissent IS patriotic..."

The 3-Second Rule

I know if you are here, it's hard to watch this. But I've picked up on the fact that he never looks straight ahead...only at the prompter. It is three seconds per side...count it, it's kind of fun.

Obama On Mount Rushmore, Part II

Here's another surprise...

Let's see - we declare war on corporations and individual success...and shazam...the companies want out. Apparently Switzerland is the place to go. This is the corporate version of Atlas shrugging.

Will the last company left please turn out the lights as you go? (It's for the global warming!)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Life after Gitmo

Shock! Can you believe it? A Muslim extremist who has had the privilege of an extended stay in sunny Guantanamo Bay, Cuba didn't change his ways? I can't speak for you, but I am sure stunned!! Oh wait, no I am not - this is EXACTLY what terrorists do. From the article:

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

Final Stimulus Package

This is hotter than 91/2 Weeks!

Hat tip to DB on FB.

Global Warming?

Despite Al Gore's shrill "there is no debate" argument, the facts don't support the hypothesis. This is where you know it is NOT about science, but about political agenda. A scientist (is supposed to) sets a hypothesis then uses empirical data to either prove - or disprove! - the theory. More scientific progress is made by disproving theories than by proving them. But the global warmers want to paint those of us that are a little skeptical as flat earthers...c'est la vie.

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!

We don't need to stinkin' read it...

Spend, spend, spend!

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.

Silence, I kill you!

A little Friday humor!

Response to comment posted below

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.

Maxine Waters threatens to nationalize U.S. oil industries

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

Different Presidents, A Different Marine Corps: Obama Vs Bush

Semper Fi!

A Teleprompter...Really?

Politico just figured out the Barry needs a teleprompter...you can read about it here. Next thing we'll discover is that he had this craaaaazy preacher back in Chicago!

Better, enjoy this masterpiece from Iowahawk posted last fall:

The media is doing a little vetting...finally; "little" being the operative term!

Version II

Version I

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sign from the Tea Party

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.