Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Hey you folks, I'm still here! Apologies for not updating this site as often as one should. Nevertheless, I have an important question for you dear readers:
Like you, I chuckled over the latest Gore/Dean remix
at the Boortz website
. But something struck me:
Why do these prominent national Democrats deliver speeches in a timbre more appropriate to a Nurenburg rally?
I can't think of any prominent Republican who has taken this approach. To be sure, some folks think Buchanan (when he was a Republican) ranted. But he never raved in the full-throated manner we hear from contemporary Democrats. What's up with that?
Some folks think that the Democratic party is the closest thing we have to a national, Socialist party. And as their top speakers fulminate like latter-day fuehrers, they do nothing to dispel that perception.
A class act, fellas. All you need is a catchy salute.
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
I get a kick out of this website:
The Spy Fi Archives is an entertaining look at how Hollywood viewed intelligence work during the Cold War and beyond. When President John F. Kennedy revealed his fondness for Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels in the early 1960s, the spy fiction craze began in the United States and internationally. While CIA’s intelligence officers were tight-lipped about their sometimes life-and-death Cold War mission, the movie industry eagerly filled the void with glamour, intrigue, and even humor—with some interesting implications for the real world of intelligence.
The best thing about it: it's a federal government website. Your tax dollars at work!
We need a long-eared Dr. Van Helsing
As you know, every bunny is a prince (or princess) with a thousand enemies. If the enemies catch us, they will kill us -- but first they must catch us. And ever since Frith blessed bunnies' bottoms, the advantage has always been on the side of the long-eared.
Radio host Cristian Opazo reports that 3 yeas ago he saw a pile of dead bunnies that had been killed by an unknown animal in the area. He says, "They had been sucked out. There were no signs of violence except for a hole, like that of a tooth, on the right side of the neck."
Now this is just dandy. Neck-sucking vampires. How do you fight them? A head full of E&E (escape and evasion) algorithms is fine against the living, but how does one out-run the undead?
I can fill my bowl with Holy Water, and can cross the old ears like a crucifix. And of course vampires are nocturnal, while bunnies are crepuscular -- so I got that going for me. Any other suggestions?
Hi You Folks
Apologies for not posting stuff. I haven't had much to say.
Democratic primaries? Not my cup of tea.
Superbowl? Contrived combat is no substitute for the real thing. Like you, I spent Sunday night downloading and watching the good stuff at Grouchymedia
. Can't get enough, if you ask me.
Anyway, I've posted a thing or two. But given the nature of this web log, you know that already.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Talk about sophisticated nuance: look who's running for the European Parliament:
A porn star is to stand for election as a Czech Euro MP in the European Parliament elections in June.
Dolly Buster, 34, whose real name is Katerina Bochnickova, has been chosen as the Independent Initiative's candidate[.]
But wait there's more: adult film is not her only talent.
She has made millions both as a porn star and also as a successful crime writer.
Her books follow German porn-star-turned-amateur-sleuth Lilly DeLight as she solves murders that baffle bumbling police officers.
Hey: why don't we have crime-novel writing, adult-film stars running for seats in our legislature?
Take Your Kid to School Day
I like the way they do it across the pond:
The commanding officer of a navy ship dropped his son off at school in a helicopter and blew out a large window in the process.
Say: why don't we have... you know the rest.
Sunday, January 25, 2004
I like Dennis Miller:
The United States right now is simultaneously the world's most loved, hated, feared and admired nation, [Miller] said.
"In short," he said, "we're Frank Sinatra."
(My Way News)
we know why the USA is so multilateral and stuff. It's obvious when you think about it: how did the Chairman of the Board do things?
By the way, you can take this analogy as far as you like. Just imagine good old Frank swaggering around the world, accompanied by a "Rat Pack of the Willing." Together they're belting out the tunes and booting out the tyrants... all the while not spilling a drop of the cocktails they're carrying. We're the swanky superpower, and when we're finished with this gig we're going back to the mansion and carry on with the FLOTUS
. Or cut another Duets
album, this time with Eminem and Hanson. WWFD?
Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
Ladies and Gentlemen, Howard Dean:
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean said Sunday that the standard of living for Iraqis is a "whole lot worse" since Saddam Hussein's removal from power in last year's American-led invasion.
"You can say that it's great that Saddam is gone and I'm sure that a lot of Iraqis feel it is great that Saddam is gone," said the former Vermont governor, an unflinching critic of the war against Iraq. "But a lot of them gave their lives. And their living standard is a whole lot worse now than it was before."
Well yes, the Iraqis who died... their standard of living is certainly reduced. To zero, you might say. But if Dr. Dean is referring to the survivors, he's off-base. The Iraqis are at long last free. Their old tyrant is in their jail; his plastic shredders are silent, and his day in their court is soon approaching.
Sure Iraqis live in the new Wild West. But if you had a choice between the frontier or the gulag, which standard of living would you say is better?
Combining Dean's statement with Nancy Pelosi's declaration that "we could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less
," one may reasonably conclude that the Democratic Party is the back-seat driver of American Politics -- heavy on the bitching and light on the alternatives. For example:
"Now I would never defend Saddam Hussein," Dean told the "Women for Dean" rally. "He's a horrible person. I'm delighted he's gone. Would there not have been a better way to get rid of him in cooperation with the United Nations?"
Is that the same United Nations which surrendered and fled after a single car bomb
? And Dr. Dean thinks he could get them to wave their magic wand and make everything better? Is he seriously proposing a replacement for pre-emption or is he just carping and grumbling.
As America's back-seat drivers approach the national elections, they really should remember that they can't beat something with nothing.
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Real Life Intrudes
Regular readers may be wondering why this silly little web log isn't updated as often as it used to be.
I beg your forbearance: events in the life of America's favorite bunny are momentous: new job responsibilities; new (bigger) office with a great view and a new rate of compensation. Good things are happening at chez BBB, and if I can discuss them you'll hear it here first. But if I can't discuss them, I apologize here and now.
In the immediate future, expect fewer posts. There are subjects I must put off limits. Fortunately bunny adoption and silly news items are not among them. These are the types of things I'll be posting.
Shedding most of this web log's readership is sad but necessary. Hard-core bunny fans will understand. At least I hope they will.
Thursday, January 22, 2004
...breaking into jail, that is:
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch officials plan to shoot hundreds of wild rabbits which have nibbled through a prison's underground alarm, phone and power cables and tried to tunnel under its walls, officials say.
The hapless bunnies outside Overijssel prison in Zwolle are to be culled by hunters after the local municipality got a permit to shoot them. Catching them in cages to be released in the countryside failed to put an end to the destruction.
"The prison has many problems with the rabbits. They have gnawed telephone cables but also the cables of the alarm system. The local authority has asked for permission to shoot them," Zwolle municipality spokesman Anton Cramer said.
Hunters are certainly bad news, but I'm still betting on the bunnies!
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
“Kevin Kaboom” earned his nickname because he likes to climb on chairs, pull books off shelves, and make noise! He is young and very energetic and needs a human who can invent fun things for him to do and who will tirelessly rub his head.
Because Kevin is a New Zealand bunny, he's bigger than most. And oh that face!
A Prayer for Internet Nasties
Straight outta Israel:
"Please G-d, help me cleanse the computer of viruses and evil photographs which disturb and ruin my work..., so that I shall be able to cleanse myself (of sin)," reads the benediction by Shlomo Eliahu, chief rabbi in the northern town of Safed.
There's something ecumenical about that prayer...
Stolen Car Follies
Perhaps the police in Columbus, Ohio are having a bit too much fun with their new toy:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police have added a musical twist to the booby-trapped car they leave out to entice would-be thieves.
The city's so-called "bait car" is now rigged to play the theme from the television show "Cops" when officers remotely disable the engine and nab the crooks.
Now that is too funny!
New Chilean Soccer League
In this one, they let you use your hands:
...The referee had already had to suspend the game during the second-half after rival fans brawled on the pitch.
But he decided to restart play and Bandera's top striker, El Rulo, scored just before the final whistle.
An opposition player immediately pulled a revolver out of his shorts and fired three times at the celebrating striker.
Why don't we have armed soccer?