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Cleaning Out The Cache

30 January 2010 @ 16:37

Here’s the latest and some stuff I haven’t had a chance to get to as we’ve been hurtling our way along the road to perdition…

-Over at The Sundries Shack, Jimmie Bise argues forcefully against the Collectivist Impulse that is pervading the Internet, especially when it comes to intellectual property.  A highlight:

There is a lot to be said for rugged individualism in the intellectual world. It wouldn’t be a bad idea at all to get back to that a bit more.

-Russ, over at That’s Right, asks a very important dual question:

Why God…Do you just make Conservative women hotter or are they hotter because they’re Conservative?

If have any doubts about the legitimacy of the question, think Michelle Bachman and Hannah Giles versus Michelle Obama and Nancy Pelosi, or, better yet, check out the photo comparison Russ provides.

-I’ve said for quite some time now that its Dog Track Time for Barry O and his radical socialist ideas, so it seems fitting that he should have recently hit the Trifecta, as Theo Spark points out.

-I recently missed John Stossel’s show where he looked at how the events depicted in the Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugs are coming true.  Thankfully, The Lonely Conservative has posted the video.  Be prepared to answer the question: Who is Wesley Mouch?

-Yankee Phil makes an excellent point:

President Obama uses Bush like the Party used Emmanuel Goldstein in Orwell’s 1984.

-The title of this Pam Geller posting says it all:

Muslim Police Rebel Openly Against Government’s Anti-Terrorism Policy: Muslim police say Islam not to blame for Islamic attacks

-Obligatory Pam-Geller-Is-A-Serious-Babe photo:


-Stacy McCain pays tribute to the great movie Patton:

For all his faults, his arrogance and stubbornness and irascible temper, Patton is a great role model because of his firm faith and single-minded devotion to his profession. He was aristocratic by nature, and didn’t sit around worrying about what some rear-echelon type might think of him. He desired a soldier’s true glory — the prestige of victory — not the sort of “popularity” that is false and transient, gained by fawning sycophancy.

As I commentated:

We need a son of a bitch like Georgie Patton now.

Great movie…magnificent man.

-Over at First Things, The Anchoress has a great and incisive posting up looking at all the, shall we say, unusual pictures of our Fearless Leader that The White House has been releasing since He rose to Office.  A highlight [tip of the fedora to Paco]:

All I know is, I keep seeing these awful White House approved photos, and they daily jar me because they seem to reveal the president in very unflattering, troubling ways, like the work of an obsessed and Obama-hating photoshop expert.

I look at the photos and see a man who seems not to know himself, or -perhaps- to love himself too much. And I can’t help thinking, “this man has about 40 ‘czars’ busily working under the radar; most of them are unaccountable to congress, or to the people, or to the press. They answer only to Barack Obama, whose presidency may be a voyage of self-discovery joined with immense but unfocused power.

Who knows where it will land us?

As a former President would probably answer if you asked him: In deep do-do.

-Chris, of WyBlog fame, rewrites Paul Simon’s Loves Me Like A Rock so it apples to POTUS and TOTUS.

-Over at No Sheeples Here, Carol has penned a lovely tribute to the late Jean Simmons.  In one phrase, she captures part of what made her appealing: ‘An exquisitely beautiful woman….’.  Indeed.  There was a magic in her eyes and something bewitching about her voice.


UPDATE at 1649 on 31JAN10: Over at Seraphic Secret, Robert Avrech has a fine tribute to jean Simmons [tip of the fedora to Paco]

-Both Carol, of Carol’s Closet fame, and Obi’s Sister were born on the same day in the same year and the anniversary of their births was yesterday [we rarely publish ladie’s ages here, so, sorry for no YOB’s are forthcoming].


The Daley Gator is celebrating 200,000 hits this weekend.  Congratulations gentlemen, but, really, did you have to celebrate with DISCO VIDEOS!  Two guys partying with DISCO!!!  At least you could have injected a little soul into the proceedings:

  1. 30 January 2010 @ 17:36 17:36

    Thank you for link. I hit wrong button and “Whoops”. I erased your comment on my blog.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      30 January 2010 @ 18:07 18:07

      So…that’s how you treat a fellow Yankee…

  2. 31 January 2010 @ 02:43 02:43

    Jean Simmons was a narrator on a Bible series run on The History Channel sometime back. She was paired up with her husband, Richard Kiley. She did all the scripture readings for the entire series. I tried not to miss it.
    And I saw her in Spartacus when I was a lad of about eight, in a theatre in a small town on the Montana HiLine. And she was awesome in the Thornbirds in the mid eighties. I will miss her.
    Like Audrey Hepburn, Simply Class, personified.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      31 January 2010 @ 16:34 16:34

      I loved listening to her voice on that Bible series.


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