Sunday, September 30, 2007

Baseball Legends are rolling over in their graves

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Earl Coombs and Tony Lazzeri (1927 Yankees)played here, as did Yogi & Jimmie Foxx. What in God's name am I doing here? This shot was taken by Matt at Yale Field, West Haven, CT.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Three Hall of Famers

A-Rod, Jeter, & The Big Hurt

Vertigo in the South Bronx

I'm just hungover

Classic New England

Go Speed Racer Go!

My brother Tim at Thompson International Speedway. That is him in the infield and the white #6 car.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Now for some of the players!

By the way, who doesn't belong & why!

The House that Jimmy built?

Maybe not. Give some credit to Mr. Steinbrenner! maybe Jeter as well!


The official photographer of "Musings from a cranky individual" and yours truly went to a Yankee game last week. For all the ballparks that I had been to, I did not have one from "THE" Stadium. That was fixed fast. Enjoy!

Democrat's Landmines

Via NRO. Victor Davis Hanson, I Hope you are right.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Golden Gate

Tim sends this great shot from San. Francisco. They should have thrown him in Alcatraz though.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

All time great conspiracy theories

Via NRO.

I'll add one....Adam is actually a figment of my imagination.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Important news

From Vodkapundit. Lesson learned, don't tick off the eldest of your wives.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Damn Dirty Apes

Found this on Drudge

Should we worry about those in charge of Columbia more?

Via Instapundit

Hey if you hate Bush you certainly will always be welcome on the West Side of Manhattan no matter what you espouse.

A good Sunday

Yesterday, attended the 3rd annual New Haven Count Cutters Chili cook-off to support the efforts of Swanny. While he did not win a prize, all his Chili was gone before anyone else's so I think he probably won the stomach vote.

Got to walk on historic Yale Field. Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig played there, and an assistant coach at some small midwestern college actually coached there and got trounced by Yale. I am talking about Knute Rockne, who can't be happy with the Irish these days. Matt takes some museum quality photos which can be found here.

After that went to Toby Keith in Hartford. It was my first country concert and I had to say I really enjoyed it. There were two opening acts. The first was a band called Flynnville Train from Indiana. They were kind of a cross between Jason & the Scorchers, Uncle Tupelo & Lynyrd Skynyrd. I bought their CD and will post a review shortly.

The second act was Miranda Lambert, who for a small lady really had a kick-ass voice and a real cranked up band.

The crowd was obviously there to see Toby though and I had to stand throughout the concert. I had some real drunk idiot next to me who kept elbowing me all the time (I remember my first beer too). I was surprised as the show was really rocking and the band was great. Toby brought some soldiers on stage who just returned from Iraq & the crowd gave those guys a great hand (which was good to see regardless of any one's views on the war). I felt weird though as everyone sang along with all of his songs and I only knew a few. Anyway, if he comes back I would probably go again.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Columbia University:Ahmadinejad Yes, ROTC No

Via the Weekly Standard:

Kristol's most telling line:

Actually, this is a liberal university president at his stupidest. As Powerline’s Scott Johnson put it, "Columbia's prattle about free speech may be a tale told by an idiot, but it signifies something. And President Bollinger is a fool who is not excused from the dishonor he brings to his institution and his fellow citizens by the fact that he doesn't know what he is doing."

Taking Columbia University to task

Via Instapundit. Apparently Holocaust deniers are welcome, but people who espouse the tightening of border controls are not.

A Brave Mom But....

AOL reports this story about a woman who tracks Islamist websites and has been able to get video, info etc. Is it really all that necessary to alert these people how they are being tracked? God almighty if this media existed in the 1940's we would all be eating sauer braten right now.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Disco Dog

I thought this was pretty cool

I guess I am not going to Paris in the Spring

Via NRO. No wonder French Perfume is so big.

Iranian President.....

...denied Ground Zero visitation request. Via NRO. Good for the NYPD.

Further from NRO . The NY Sun was reporting that the Bloomberg administration was working with the Iranians to facilitate the visit of Ahmadinejad's visit to Ground Zero. Relying on the report from the NY Sun being factual let me get this straight, the Jewish Mayor of New York is working with someone who openly calls for the destruction of Israel and who is a Holocaust denier to go to Ground Zero! You can't make this stuff up.

Bloomberg would probably have flipped though if the guy lit up a Marlboro.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

For the Red Sox Fans

I still think the Sox have the division but I wanted to tweak the "Nation" a bit. On a semi related note there may be mass suicides in Flushing if the Mets pull a 64 Phillies collapse.

Julie Wins!

Sorry for not responding earlier but it was a late night at work and I had loads of technical difficulties with my DSL, and the computer almost went through the window. Anyway, the correct answer is we were both born on 8/20. Normally appearing at the Star Friday & Saturday & I will happy to buy a drink or three!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Us Vs. Them

Michelle Malkin provides an excellent dichotomy of the protests that occurred in Washington DC this weekend. I am putting links to three photographs below. Just remember the Clinton/Obama 2008 ticket puts "them" ("them2" as well) in power.




Your choice.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

We get what we deserve

Via Weekly Standard.

The issue is deeper. It's time for Americans to ask some big questions. Do leading Democrats want America to win this war? Have they ever? Of course not--and not because they are traitors. To leading Democrats such as Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Al Gore and John Edwards, America would be better off if she lost. And this has been true from the start.
To rephrase the question: Why did Harry Reid announce months ago that the war was lost when it wasn't, and everyone knew it wasn't? The wish is father to the deed. He was envisioning the world of his dreams.
The Democrats' embrace of defeat is inspired by no base desire to see Americans killed or American resources wasted. But let's be honest about it, and invite the Democrats to be honest too.
Appeasement, pacifism, globalism: Those are the Big Three principles of the Democratic left. Each one has been defended by serious people; all are philosophically plausible, or at least arguable. But they are unpopular (especially the first two) with the U.S. public, and so the Democrats rarely make their views plain.


No not 420. He played perhaps the greatest game at third in World Series history (1978 Game 3). He was one of the biggest personalities on the crazy 77/78 World Series champs. He had such notable quotes when in reference to Sparky Lyle ("He went from Cy Young to Sayanora") and in reference to the Yankees ("When I was a kid I wanted to be in the circus and play baseball. With the Yankees I got to do both.") Number 9, Graig Nettles, Number 9.

By the way, here is a little contest. Fish around my site for something that links me and the former Yankee third sacker. Winner gets a drink!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Rudy Giuliani

Basically takes Hillary to the woodshed. The Repubs are going to have to have a formidable ticket to take on Clinton/Obama '08. Conservatives need to get beyond abortion as a litmus test for their candidates because if the withhold their support based on that issue it is just going to clear the way for a pro abortion candidate anyway.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Wall Street Journal....

Via Instapundit. ...basically hammers the NYT on the subsidy to's General Betray-us ad. I love the Liberal do as I say not as I do mentality.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The New York Times takes some heat

Via Reuters. The Democrats and their sponsors in the MSM WILL snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in November 08. What they don't understand is that while most Americans are probably against the war in Iraq most Americans are not anti-military. The Republicans should hammer this for the next 13-14 months, particularly in the South. Guilt by association or without repudiation.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The War on Terror Explained.

Via Instapundit

Sounds reasonable to me.

Dennis Kucinich

Via NRO should be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act to the fullest extent allowed by law.

See also Gullible.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Our Friends, The BBC

Via Powerline

Moral relativism at it's best. What a country of poofters!

Well Put

James Lileks as usual says it better than anyone:

"Six years.
It seemed right away like it would be a big war, three to four years – Afghanistan first, of course, then Iraq, then Iran. The idea that it would have stalled and ended up in diffuse oblique arguments about political timetables would have been immensely depressing. There was a model for this sort of thing, a template. Advance. But that requires cultural confidence, a loose agreement on the goals, the rationale, the nature of the enemy and the endgame. We don’t have those things. Imagine telling someone six years ago Iran would be allowed, by default, to make nuclear weapons. They would wonder what the hell we’d done with half a decade, plus change. What part of 25 years of Death to America didn’t we get, exactly?"

Monday, September 10, 2007

September 10, 2001

Instapundit gives us an idea as to what he was writing about that day. That got me to thinking.... On 9/9/01 I was at a baseball card show in Stratford, CT where I obtained a true American Hero, Bob Feller's autograph on his Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom. Additionally, I also obtained an autograph from Mickey Rivers centerfielder, NYY (76-79 or thereabouts) and got to listen to him tell great stories about his former teammates. Believe it or not he actually said he was supposed to be on the plane with Thurman Munson in 1979. Who was I to argue.

I don't remember much about that Monday (9/10), except watching the Giants loose to the Broncos on Monday night football.

The following day (9/11) I woke up and had to go vote for my mother in the primaries for the City of Bridgeport Board of Education race, as I would have been disowned if I hadn't. She ultimately ended up winning as I think I had sown up the Golden Star vote for her. When I got to work about 7:30am I called her to say I voted, complained about the Giants and got set for a normal day of accounting close and subsequent forecast. I got a call from her about an hour later saying that a plane had crashed into the WTC. One of the guys I had worked with at the time ultimately lost a step brother in the WTC. As events unfolded I e-mailed two good friends of mine who I had worked with several years earlier at Warren, Gorham & Lamont in NYC to see if they were OK. Thank God they were, one responded that he felt like he was watching a Tom Clancy novel unfold from his office window. I still have hard copies of those e-mails at home. I am glad I kept them.

God bless those who perished and the ones they left behind.

Never forget.

Saturday, September 8, 2007



Kyoto treaty

Via Powerline.

The Associated Press doesn't let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Friday, September 7, 2007


"My Friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing Peace with honor. I believe it is Peace for our time."
Neville Chamberlain 1938.

This generation's answer via LGF. A Democratic candidate for President.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bin Laden to air message before 9/11 anniversary.

Via AOL.

Democrats, MSM & to get talking points!


Schedule here. Hope they do better than the Bunkers I mean Bluefish.

I love this picture!

Via Malkin

For the Outdoorsman

Instapundit links to this really cool tool that looks like it would be indispensable to hunters or fishermen. Heck I might even get one myself.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tarring and Feathering in Britain

Via Instapundit. This is probably not a bad idea. I know Matt would be all for it. Actually a lady I work with would probably support this treatment for me!

Holy Photoshop

Via NRO. 2008 should be scary!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hail to the Victors!

Go Appalachian State!